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You’ve heard them—popular misconceptions about ADHD that you just know have to be false. Yet enough people believe these ideas that some of them really do rise to the level of mythology. And frankly, some of them just piss us right off! Here’s the good news: you don’t have to wonder if they’re true or not anymore. We’ve located the research that de…
 
With ADHD we struggle with the financial and administrative stuff in our businesses and at work. Dana has a term for all this stuff: “the yuck.” Everyone’s list varies, but perhaps you’re familiar with some of the common items that tend to pile up: Filing tax returns and extensions Managing receipts Tracking expenses Invoicing and billing Tracking …
 
Having ADHD means you end up with stories to tell. They might not have seemed that unusual to us at the time, but in retrospect, some of these things just wouldn’t be likely to happen in the lives of more neurotypical people. Today, we’re telling on ourselves. We reach back into our childhoods and share ADHD-related tales from then to the present. …
 
You’ve heard us bring this up countless times as we talk about your personal strategies for improving your life with ADHD. Your answer to this one simple question becomes the guiding light that simplifies and informs so many other decisions you’ll confront. Whether you’re working on being more productive at work or making your “not-at-work” life ea…
 
If you’ve ever attempted a series of quick fixes and temporary solutions to ADHD-related problems, you know that eventually you realize they don’t work. Working toward lasting change that addresses the root issues requires going inward. Today Dana takes us on that journey, and shows us how to do the hard internal work, which revolves around 3 key p…
 
Having ADHD-friendly accountability can be an amazing power tool. Once you’ve tasted its effectiveness, you may—like many others—decide that you can’t afford to be without it! The problem is that not all accountability works for those of us with ADHD. In fact, it can make things worse! What options do you have? an accountability group an individual…
 
It’s time again for us to nerd out (a little) over neuroscience! It’s been a while since we did a neuronerd episode, so we’re doing a brief roundup of some fun developments in neuroscience and related disciplines that help us understand our ADHD better… and consequently how to work with it more effectively. Recent research (published in April, 2022…
 
Even if you don’t participate in “networking” activities on a professional level, building and nurturing relationships are essential to being successful. The problem is that having ADHD can mean we aren’t the most consistent about the most important elements of these skills—especially doing the hard work of following up. The good news is that there…
 
Many of us with ADHD have amazing memories. Just ask us… we’ll tell you! The problem is that we don’t always remember the things we need to remember, when and where we need to remember them. And that means we need a system for reminders—but it needs to be easy to use, ADHD-friendly, and most importantly: one we’ll actually remember to use! The key …
 
When stress becomes constant in our lives, it can seriously wreak havoc with our ADHD symptoms. Of course, chronic stress is bad for everyone. It raises cortisol levels and contributes to all kinds of physical problems, including anxiety, depression, breathing and heart problems, adrenal fatigue, obesity, digestive and sexual issues, and more. Havi…
 
This is one of those episodes you'll want to absorb fully. In fact, even though the concept sounds simple—and indeed it really is—it's the kind of thing you'll probably want to come back to again. Maybe more than once. It's about cultivating a mindset that will subtly improve a number of aspects of your life with ADHD. And over time, adopting this …
 
Having ADHD presents us with lots of opportunities to refine things and improve ourselves. But we can't work on everything at once! And that's why we have a "front burner" focus. This week: how to improve consistency in your life by managing your front burner focus effectively, including when to move something to a back burner and much, much more!…
 
People who have ADHD tend to congregate—even at home. Overall there's a fairly good chance that you will live with—either a spouse/partner or child—who has ADHD. And since your home life has a huge impact on your working life, it's relevant (even important!) for this show. Today we talk about managing home life with more than one of us around…
 
Note: this episode is about how to work with your ADHD Manipulation Matrix, the tool for tracking your brain care to manage (manipulate) your ADHD that we described in Episode 71. The key to manipulating your ADHD to your advantage is to be able to figure out which of the pieces of brain care help you reduce your ADHD symptoms the most. How do we d…
 
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