Ask Dr B about Relationships: My ADHD Makes All Kinds of Relationships Hard - 059

Hey ADDers! If you’re married, living together, dating, have close friends or it’s you and you…these are all different forms of relationships that you are in. And where there are relationships, there are potential challenges and delightful times to be shared.

I look at relationships as kind of a progression. First, there is the relationship you have with yourself. Then there is the relationship you have with one other person, whether that’s a friendship or coupleship or partnership in business. From there, your coupleship or partnership could expand into a family or expansion of a business. Point is, in my mind it always starts with you.  If I'm describing your life, then this episode is for you!!

In this episode, I talk about:

  • Relationship With Yourself
  • Relationship With Another
  • Relationship With Family or Team
  • Stories About Relationships From Listeners
  • New Programs Coming Soon - Couples in Motion & ADDventures Companion
  • The Importance Of...
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Executive Function Skill of Inhibit – There’s more to it than you might think - 058

Hey ADDers! Do you have trouble “inhibiting” your impulses? Even though most of the executive function assessments typically look at the behavioral stuff, like blurting out, touching things you shouldn’t, cutting people off and more, to me there is so much more to understanding Inhibiting than just the behavioral manifestations. What about Inhibiting your thoughts and feelings? By that I mean, do your thoughts and feelings seem to have a mind of their own and “just happen” uninhibited, or do you have a say so in what you think and feel and when you think and feel what you do?  If I'm describing your life, then this episode is for you!!

In this episode, I talk about:

  • What Is Behavioral Inhibiting and How You Can Develop It
  • What Is Thinking Inhibiting and How You Can Develop It
  • What Is Emotional Inhibiting and How You Can Develop It
  • First Annual 2-Day Training in CA
  • The importance of celebrating your WINS

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Executive Function Assessments, Skills and Strategies - 057

Hey ADDers!  As adults, we need certain capabilities to succeed in life - this success being things like responsibly raising children, getting and keeping a job, managing a household and contributing to our communities.  Without these capabilities, our successes are iffy at best.  If you know that you're missing Executive Function Skills and Strategies, like Initiating, Planning, Organizing and more, then this episode is for you!!

In this episode, I talk about:

  • Flaws in Executive Function Assessments
  • Importance of both Skills and Strategies
  • First Annual 2-Day Training in CA
  • The importance of celebrating your WINS

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Ask Dr B about Distractibility and People's Disbelief that ADHD is Real - 056

disbelief distractibility May 06, 2018

Hey ADDers!  Do you have trouble getting yourself to focus on things you need or want to focus on?  Do you even know what the right things are to be focusing on?  And what about following through?  Is that something that comes easily to you or do you have years of projects or tasks that you never quite followed through on and they are still waiting for their turn for completion?  If I am talking about your life, then this episode is for you!!

In this episode, I talk about:

  • Having a focal point to help you focus
  • Distractibility
  • How real ADHD truly is
  • The importance of celebrating your WINS

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Are you Short on Foresight, Hindsight and Insight? - 055

foresight hindsight insight Apr 29, 2018

Hey ADDers!  Do you see upcoming, potential disasters ahead of time, like you going over the cliff BEFORE you get anywhere near it?  Are you able to avert something negative BEFORE it happens because you remember what happened the last time?  Are you living a life that is less adrenaline driven because you’ve learned some important things about yourself?  For many of you the answer is no to most of these questions. It’s like your mind doesn’t yet know how to see into the future or benefit from the past.  This might be one of the reasons you get into the same trouble over and over again.

In this episode, I talk about:

  • What hindsight is and how you can develop it
  • What foresight is and how you can develop it
  • What insight is and how you can develop it
  • The importance of celebrating your WINS

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Ask Dr B about Binge Eating & Other Addictions Occurring With ADHD & EFD - 054

addiction binge eating Jan 02, 2018

Hey ADDers!  Do you struggle with any addictions or have you in the past? Addictions are a BIG deal for those of us with ADHD and EF deficits for so many different reasons.  In fact, the stats on frequency are about twice that of those without ADHD or EF deficits, if these issues aren’t being fully addressed.  And, if you’ve made an addiction a moral issue instead of what it is, then this episode is for you!!

In this episode, I talk about:

  • The nucleus accumbens (pleasure center of the brain)
  • How to increase motivation by increasing dopamine rewards
  • Binge eating and relationship to ADHD as well as purpose it is serving
  • Promoting a part of yourself from within
  • The importance of celebrating your WINS

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Who You Think You Are & What You Say To Yourself & About Yourself - 053

identity self-talk Oct 23, 2017

Hey ADDers!  Who do you think you are?  Seriously!!  Is your self-talk positive and encouraging?  Are the stories you tell yourself and others about you positive and encouraging?  Or, are they the kind of statements and stories that are contributing to holding you back and keeping you in an emotional ditch of underachieving and less than status?  Are you as happy as you want to be? If you resonate with any of this, then keep listening!!

I am re-branding my show name to "Living Beyond ADHD," to more accurately reflect the content I actually talk about.  Watch for new artwork and name soon.

In this episode, I talk about:

  • Your identity or sense of self
  • Past self
  • Present self
  • Future self
  • The importance of celebrating your WINS

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Ask Dr B about Heritability of ADHD & Executive Function, Emotions & Feelings - 052

Hey ADDers!  Do you ever wonder about the heritability of ADHD or how your emotions and feelings impact your executive functioning?  In fact, do you know the difference between your emotions and your feelings?  If yes and no, this episode is for you!!

According to Pema Chodron, an American Tibetan Buddhist and ordained nun, if you allow an emotion to exist for 90 seconds without judging it, it will disappear. According to Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist and author of A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, “once triggered, the chemical released by your brain surges through your body and you have a physiological experience. Within 90 seconds from the initial trigger, the chemical component of anger has completely dissipated from your blood and your automatic response is over. If, however, you remain angry after those 90 seconds have passed, then it is because you have chosen to let that circuit continue to run.”

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  • The...
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An Executive Function – Self-Soothing When You’re Emotionally Dysregulated - 051

Hey ADDers!  Do you get overwhelmed, have meltdowns and generally have a hard time calming yourself down when you experience an intense emotion or emotional situation?  If so, this episode is for you!!

And if you haven’t yet listened to episode 050, it’s an important milestone for me and I shared four special things in that episode, including a free gift giveaway for you.  Be sure to listen and claim your free gift before the offer expires.  Enjoy!

In this episode, I talk about:

  • Grounding Techniques
  • Self-Soothing Strategies for Quick Shifts
  • Self-Soothing Self-Talk
  • Self-Soothing With Your Senses

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Ask Dr B about a pre-requisite to developing executive function skills - 050

executive function Oct 13, 2017

It's my 50th episode and I'm celebrating today!!  I have four special things to share with you as we move along in this episode.

There are some interesting stats I read and want to share with you; they’re actually kind of sad.  I read that roughly 20 percent of people needing to change an unhealthy behavior are actually prepared and ready to do so.  To me, that means that the other 80 percent needs to get prepared and ready to change – meaning go through those early stages of change, which are actually very important and deserve to be respected as such.  Puts a different spin on change, doesn’t it?  And that only 15-20 percent of people ever make it to Adoption.  That stat makes me really sad because it tells me that the majority of people don’t have what they need in order to make the changes they do want to make; or at least that’s the meaning I put to this information.

In this episode, I talk about:

  • Prochaska's...
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