Dr B's Musings & Living Beyond ADHD Podcast

Does Everyone Who Gets a Diagnosis Do Better in Life Because of It - 087 Aug 31, 2021

I pursued an ADHD diagnosis with many professionals, only to be refused an assessment with two and granted an assessment with one who decided there was nothing significantly amiss with me – just a little anxiety.

Seriously?!  The two that turned me away said it would be a waste of...

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Putting the Brakes on Negative Self-Talk - 086 Aug 23, 2021

You may not know if being free of negative self-talk is going to be right for you.  You may not know if you’re going to be SO happy with your new-found freedom that you’ll have to email me and tell me about it.  You may not know if this transformation is going to be really...

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Living With Executive Function Skills - 085 May 24, 2021

So many of us grew up without the opportunity to become the person we want to be.  Whether our homes were filled with trauma or addictions or those who raised us were just missing the essential executive function skills to be able to pass them on to us, we didn’t get them.  And...

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The Trauma of Not Knowing - 084 May 07, 2021

There's a lot of trauma that occurs as a result of not knowing what the source of our challenges are. And so many mixed feelings when and if we get diagnosed, everything from a huge sense of relief, and having an explanation for entire life experiences, to a deep sadness over the missed...

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Do You Forgive Yourself or Others - 083 Mar 03, 2021

Forgiveness is a gift.  We can give this gift at any time - to ourselves or to others.  It’s our “get out of jail” gift card – releasing each of us from a prison of our own making.  When we refuse to forgive, and choose to hold onto mistakes and use them...

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What's Keeping You Stuck - 082 Feb 17, 2021

Jim Rohn said - "For things to change, you have to change."

It seems very obvious when you think about it, for things to change, you have to change. I've been thinking about this quote a lot lately. And it's taken on a much deeper meaning for me, because he didn't say, for things to change, you...

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If Your Feelings of Overwhelm Have Kicked into High Gear - 081 Dec 19, 2020

Feeling overwhelmed isn’t automatically a positive or a negative experience; it depends on the emotion and on the meaning you give to the emotion you’re feeling.  You could be overwhelmed with gratitude and self-love or overwhelmed with grief and shame.

The meaning I give...

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You Think It’s ADHD That’s Been Biting You in The Butt All These Years - 080 Nov 18, 2020

Being an Achiever isn’t just about developing your EF Skills; you also need to become the person who is the Achiever, instead of thinking of yourself as the person who is the ADDer.  Saying “I am an Achiever” is the first step to taking on an empowering new Identity, just...

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"Shelf-Help" Can Do More Harm Than Good -079 Jul 01, 2020

According to government stats, last updated in 2018, there are a lot of unhappy people that are suffering in the world. In the U.S. alone:

  • 32 million people suffer from anxiety
  • 17 million suffer from depression
  • Around 12 million suffer from PTSD

And, according to Forbes magazine, the Self-Help...

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Dr B Interviewed By Meredith For Real: The Curious Introvert - 078 Jun 15, 2020

I have something a little different for you today.  In case you missed listening to my interview with Meredith for Real:  The Curious Introvert, she was kind enough to share the episode with me, so I could share it with you all directly.  I love responding to questions and...

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