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Rough Cut ADHD Con 2022 Day 3

Rough Cut ADHD Con 2022 Day 3

November 20, 2022

Today, we're continuing our annual episodes from the International ADHD Conference.  This episode, as well as the previous and the next are all quick, minimally edited group debriefs of ADHD Con 2022.  My guests for this chat are numerous, honestly, I'm toasted from the conference.  But among them are ADHD luminaries Dani Donovan, Jessica McCabe, Caroline Maguire, Eric Tivers, and Cate Osborn, as well as past show guests Dr. Caroline Lentzsch-Parcells and Chris from NASA.  That's a lot of names.  I didn't even mention everyone.  We may have had a pizza party.

 

 

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Rough Cut ADHD Con 2022 Day 2

Rough Cut ADHD Con 2022 Day 2

November 19, 2022

Today, we're continuing our annual episodes from the International ADHD Conference.  This episode, as well as the previous and the next are all quick, minimally edited group debriefs of ADHD Con 2022.  My guest for this chat are Lollie Weeks, Kate Barrett, Marc Almodovar, Elizabeth Kilmer, John Hazelwood, and Michelle Buzgon.

 

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Rough Cut!  ADHD Con 2022 Day 1

Rough Cut! ADHD Con 2022 Day 1

November 18, 2022

Today, we're beginning our annual episodes from the International ADHD Conference.  This episode, and the following two are all quick, minimally edited group debriefs of ADHD Con 2022.  My guest for this chat are Anne Marie Nantais, Keith Gelhorn, Keith Griffin, and Zach Gershon.

 

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ADHD and Lying with Dr. Norrine Russell

ADHD and Lying with Dr. Norrine Russell

November 12, 2022

Today, we’re talking to Dr. Norrine Russell.

Dr. Russell is a former psychology professor, and the founder and owner of Russell Coaching for Students.  Russell Coaching is one of the largest student coaching practices in America, and works with complex students to help them develop executive functioning skills and social emotional skills.

Norrine talks to us about lying and ADHD.  She shares reasons why our kids might lie to us (and themselves), and why it’s not as offensive as we might think.  She also shares how the core deficits of ADHD relate to lying, and things to do to reduce and even prevent lying. 

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Getting Diagnosis, Supporting Men, and Attending to Inattention with Shane Trapp of Creating Order from Chaos

Getting Diagnosis, Supporting Men, and Attending to Inattention with Shane Trapp of Creating Order from Chaos

November 5, 2022

Today, we’re talking to Shane Thrapp of “Creating Order from Chaos”. 

Shane is an ADHD coach, sits on the board for the Inattentive ADHD Coalition, and moderates the largest men’s ADHD group on Facebook. 

Shane shares his ADHD diagnosis story, and the role his son played in it.  He talks about how his parenting journey - the ways that our parents, for good or for ill, set the bar for us as parents, and why owning our mistakes as parents can be both incredibly hard and incredibly important. He also discusses his involvement with both the Men’s ADHD Support Group on Facebook (and how they help their members move beyond toxic behaviors so they can have healthy, supportive interactions), and the Inattentive ADHD Coalition (which seeks to help raise awareness of Inattentive ADHD).

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Where's Brendan?

  • November 7th– I’m part of the Putting Mama First Virtual Summit where I’ll be talking about why setting boundaries is part of self-care, and how to set them.

  • November 7th– I’m also part of the See Beyond ADHD Virtual Summit.  This one is a more free ranging interview where I talk about everything from the foundations of ADHD management, to homeschooling, to why we should give ourselves more credit.
  • November 17th– I’ll be at the International Conference on ADHD in Texas sharing a workshop on for ADHD professionals on how to be a good podcast guest.
  • November 18th– I’ll still be at the ADHD conference, and I’ll be hosting a panel of ADHD influencers featuring Jessica McCabe, René Brooks, John Hazelwood, and Dani Donovan.
  • December 3rd - I'm on a panel at the board gaming convention, PAX Unplugged in Philly, talking about the relationships between ADHD and Dungeons and Dragons.

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Noticing The Green Lights with Brendan Mahan, Your Terrific Traffic Tour Guide

Noticing The Green Lights with Brendan Mahan, Your Terrific Traffic Tour Guide

October 29, 2022

Today, it's just me.  I'm discussing a metaphor I've been sharing for years in my workshops, but somehow haven't brought to the podcast yet.  It's a way to pay more attention to the things that are going smoothly, rather than the things that are getting in the way and causing trouble.  It's an important skill to develop, so we can reinforce the things we want, and have a better outlook on our lives.  And it's especially critical with ADHD in the mix.

Where's Brendan?

  • November 1st– I'll be doing a live webinar for ADDitude on how teachers and parents can help lonely teenagers who are dealing with peer rejection.
  • November 7th– I’m part of the Putting Mama First Virtual Summit where I’ll be talking about why setting boundaries is part of self-care, and how to set them.
  • November 7th– I’m also part of the See Beyond ADHD Virtual Summit.  This one is a more free ranging interview where I talk about everything from the foundations of ADHD management, to homeschooling, to why we should give ourselves more credit.
  • November 17th– I’ll be at the International Conference on ADHD in Texas sharing a workshop on for ADHD professionals on how to be a good podcast guest.
  • November 18th– I’ll still be at the ADHD conference, and I’ll be hosting a panel of ADHD influencers featuring Jessica McCabe, René Brooks, John Hazelwood, and Dani Donovan.
  • December 3rd - I'm on a panel at the board gaming convention, PAX Unplugged in Philly, talking about the relationships between ADHD and Dungeons and Dragons.

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How Being a Good Parent is Like Being a Good Game Master

How Being a Good Parent is Like Being a Good Game Master

October 22, 2022

Today, we’re talking to Dr. Elizabeth Kilmer. Dr. Kilmer is a licensed clinical psychologist and the director of education and training at Game to Grow

In this outstanding interview Elizabeth shares a brief exploration of the ways Dungeons and Dragons supports social growth, and then for the bulk of the interview we examine the SPARK model from Game to Grow’s Critical Core program, and how parents can use this guide for good game mastering to improve their parenting. 

I recognize that this interview might seem a bit niche and geeky.  But I promise, even if you have zero interest in Dungeons and Dragons, you’ll find it the information useful.  Throughout, we’re essentially looking at the similarities and metaphorical interconnections between being and game master and being a parent and leader.  Besides, it’s been a few years since I last did a D&D episode. 

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Where's Brendan?

  • November 1st– I'll be doing a live webinar for ADDitude on how teachers and parents can help lonely teenagers who are dealing with peer rejection.
  • November 7th– I’m part of the Putting Mama First Virtual Summit where I’ll be talking about why setting boundaries is part of self-care, and how to set them.
  • November 7th– I’m also part of the See Beyond ADHD Virtual Summit.  This one is a more free ranging interview where I talk about everything from the foundations of ADHD management, to homeschooling, to why we should give ourselves more credit.
  • November 17th– I’ll be at the International Conference on ADHD in Texas sharing a workshop on for ADHD professionals on how to be a good podcast guest.
  • November 18th– I’ll still be at the ADHD conference, and I’ll be hosting a panel of ADHD influencers featuring Jessica McCabe, René Brooks, John Hazelwood, and Dani Donovan.
  • December 3rd - I'm on a panel at the board gaming convention, PAX Unplugged in Philly, talking about the relationships between ADHD and Dungeons and Dragons.

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From The Vault: ADHD and Employment with Alex Gilbert of Capeable Consulting

From The Vault: ADHD and Employment with Alex Gilbert of Capeable Consulting

October 15, 2022

Today, we’re talking to Alex Gilbert of Capeable Consulting.  Alex is a New Yorker (Go Mets), a yogi, and a brunch enthusiast.  After spending her career in leadership development, Alex has moved into the coaching and consulting with people with learning disabilities and ADHD.

In this excellent, wide ranging episode, Alex talks to us about ADHD and careers.  She shares what our favorite games can tell us about the careers we should pursue, how to navigate our weaknesses at work, the roles boredom and excitement play for ADHDers at work, how to distinguish between things that are hard and things that are challenging, ways to help our kids get jobs, and why extracurriculars are so valuable.  

 

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ADHD and Girls with Holly Blanc Moses

ADHD and Girls with Holly Blanc Moses

October 8, 2022

Today, we’re talking to Holly Blanc Moses.  Holly is a psychologist who helps neurodiverse kids, adults, and families.  She’s also one of the hosts of the upcoming ADHD Summit that I mentioned earlier.  You can find my link in the show notes.

In this episode, Holly talks to us about ADHD in girls. We discuss how cultural expectations influence the way ADHD symptoms affect girls, the importance of nature of girls’ social relationships, and the prominent role that anxiety can play in the life of girls with ADHD.

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Moving Beyond Structure Routine and Productivity with Cathy Rashidian of Ready Set Choose Coaching

Moving Beyond Structure Routine and Productivity with Cathy Rashidian of Ready Set Choose Coaching

September 30, 2022

Today, we’re talking to Cathy Rashidian of Ready Set Choose Coaching.  Cathy is an executive and ADHD coach to emerging leaders, and the host of the Proudly ADHD podcast.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of moving beyond structure, routine, and productivity when it comes to managing ADHD, why we should take more care in looking at home much time we actually have to do things, menstruation and ADHD, and the relationship between production, emotions and processing styles.

Side note, this episode is overdue.  It was recorded back in February before things went off the rails for me.  So, some of the examples might be a little out of season.  Sorry about that, but it’s good to be back!

 

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