ADHD Essentials
Teaching During COVID with Mrs. Melissa, 8th Grade English Teacher

Teaching During COVID with Mrs. Melissa, 8th Grade English Teacher

February 20, 2021

In this week’s episode, we’re talking to my old friend, Mrs. Melissa, an 8th grade English teacher.

Melissa talks to us about the effects the COVID pandemic is having on schools.  Wed discuss the way it has changed school pacing, the heightened importance of technology and technology instruction, the positive changes she seeing, the areas of struggle for her students, the politics of educating during a pandemic, and why we should take time for ourselves.

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Growing Up An ADHD Asian Minority in Canada with MJ Siemens, host of the ADHD Diversified podcast

Growing Up An ADHD Asian Minority in Canada with MJ Siemens, host of the ADHD Diversified podcast

February 13, 2021

Today, we’re talking to MJ Siemens, host of the upcoming podcast, ADHD Diversified. 

In today’s episode, MJ shares her experiences growing up as a gifted Asian Canadian kid with undiagnosed ADHD.  She tells us about being caught in the push/pull clash of Asian culture and White culture and how having ADHD made it harder for her to meet the expectations of both, how her parents separation led to her dropping out of school in her senior year, and why academia isn’t the only road to success. 

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ADHD & Pregnancy with Dusty Chipura, ADHD Coach

ADHD & Pregnancy with Dusty Chipura, ADHD Coach

February 6, 2021

Today, we’re talking to Dusty Chipura. 

Dusty is an ADHD Coach based in Vancouver, British Columbia.  She has a passion for helping people better understand their ADHD, and an interest in the effects pregnancy has on the ADHD experience.

In today’s episode, Dusty talks to us about just that – ADHD and pregnancy.  We discuss the importance of having a good care provider, the risk/benefit analysis of medication during pregnancy, post-partum executive function struggles, the role of ADHD understanding inn emotional stabilization, and the pregnancy bubble.

 

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Exercise as Part of the ADHD Treatment Plan with Gabriel Villarreal, LMHC

Exercise as Part of the ADHD Treatment Plan with Gabriel Villarreal, LMHC

January 30, 2021

Today, we’re talking to Gabriel Villarreal, LMHC.

Gabriel is an ADHD coach, as well as a strength and conditioning coach, and the owner of Lost Boys Strength and Conditioning, and ADHD Counseling in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia.

In today’s episode, Gabriel talks to us about using exercise as part of our ADHD Treatment Plan.  We discuss how exercise affects the brain in ways that help us manage ADHD symptoms, the importance of having a plan, ways to get moving more during COVID, and giving kids more credit.

 

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Tuesday, February 2nd - The Time to Thrive Summit!!

Topic:  Improving Communication with Logic and Emotions

 

Friday, February 5th - Webinar for ADDitude

Topic: When Teen Stress Ignites Strong Emotions: Teaching Anger and Frustration Management

 

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Managing the Psychological Pain of the COVID Pandemic, with Todd Schmenk, LMHC.

Managing the Psychological Pain of the COVID Pandemic, with Todd Schmenk, LMHC.

January 23, 2021

Today, we’re talking to Todd Schmenk. 

Todd is a licensed mental health counselor, and the author of Team Positive.

In today’s episode, Todd talks to us about managing the psychological pain of the COVID pandemic.  Todd discusses the importance of accepting and riding out emotions, ways to understand our observing minds, how to develop psychological flexibility, the critical role that context plays in our experiences, and why getting clear on our values can help us during this challenging time.

 

Where's Brendan?

Tuesday, February 2nd - The Time to Thrive Summit!!

Topic:  Improving Communication with Logic and Emotions

 

Friday, February 5th - Webinar for ADDitude

Topic: When Teen Stress Ignites Strong Emotions: Teaching Anger and Frustration Management

 

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ADHD, Planning a Job Hunt, and Why the Wrong Job Can Blow Up in Your Face with Shell Mendelson

ADHD, Planning a Job Hunt, and Why the Wrong Job Can Blow Up in Your Face with Shell Mendelson

January 16, 2021

Today, we’re talking to Shell Mendelson.  Shell is an ADHD and career counselor and coach with nearly 35 years of experience.

In Today’s Episode, Shell talks to us about job hunting, whether because you’ve lost a job due to COVID, or just because you’re looking to make a lateral move.  Shell tells us about informational interviewing, the importance of getting clear on what you want, why research and networking are so important, and why it’s critical to have a clear plan and a solid understanding of yourself when looking for a new job.

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Parenting When Events Gets Scary

Parenting When Events Gets Scary

January 9, 2021

In today's episode, I interrupt your regularly scheduled interview episode to share ways to manage ourselves, and our kids, when the events of the world become troubling and upsetting.    

 

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Planning for 2021 with Eric Tivers, Founder and host of ADHD reWired

Planning for 2021 with Eric Tivers, Founder and host of ADHD reWired

January 2, 2021

Today, we’re talking to my friend, Eric Tivers. 

Eric is a licensed clinical social worker, coach, consultant and entrepreneur.  He is the founder of ADHD reWired which encompasses a podcast network, adult ADHD coaching groups, as well as an alumni support network for those groups. 

In Today’s Episode, Eric talks about how he plans his year.  We discuss how he uses theming to set his priorities, ways he segments his year to make things more manageable, the importance of anticipating a post-COVID pivot, and why its ok to leave some things on your to-do list. 

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ROUGH CUT!  2020 Year-In-Review with Brendan Mahan, Husband, Father, ADHD Coach, Entrepreneur, Survivor

ROUGH CUT! 2020 Year-In-Review with Brendan Mahan, Husband, Father, ADHD Coach, Entrepreneur, Survivor

December 26, 2020

As the title says, it's my personal reflection on 2020.  I'll let the show speak for itself in all its unedited glory!

Falling Off the Cliff of Perfectionism with Moira Maybin, ADHD Mom and Educator

Falling Off the Cliff of Perfectionism with Moira Maybin, ADHD Mom and Educator

December 19, 2020

Today, we’re talking to Moira Maybin. 

Moira is a mom, and an educator in British Columbia, Canada and she’ll be adding her show to the ADHD rewired Podcast Network in the coming months.

In Today’s Episode, Moira shares her story about literally falling off the cliff of perfectionism.  She talks about being driven as a kid in school, how her son and daughter both contributed to Moira realizing she had ADHD, the binocular vision disorder - vertical heterophoria, and how she learned to take care of herself, and let herself rest.

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