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The podcast for adults with ADHD. Hear stories, learn strategies, and get great productivity tips as we talk about the real-life struggles and what it takes to achieve success. Host, Eric Tivers, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, coach and entrepreneur (with ADHD) in private practice. Eric interviews a variety of guests. Many are people just like yourself, as well professionals, entrepreneurs, and ADHD experts.
 
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In today's episode, I reflect on the lessons I've learned during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic including (but not limited to) why focusing on connection is key, the importance of time alone how exhausting transitions can be, that if you want it to happen you have to MAKE it happen, and the fact that both kids and adults need to feel like they’re con…
 
Give a warm welcome to the human extraordinaire who helps Eric behind-the-scenes as the executive assistant of ADHD reWired - Barb McDonagh! Not only is Barb the biggest fan of her 13-year-old son (who also has ADHD), she also got her B.A. from Columbia College in Chicago majoring in poetry, and a Masters degree in teaching from National Louis Univ…
 
Today, we’re digging into the vault to hear from Gail Oakerman. Gail is an Educational Consultant, Counselor, and one of my old College Professors. She runs Five Points Counseling in Lunenburg, MA. In today’s episode, we discuss the internal struggle of ADHD, how systemic & cultural realities get in our way, the power of teaching our kids ways to t…
 
Planning a vacation is hard. It's even harder when you have ADHD! Listen in as your host, Eric Tivers, and his guest - fellow podcaster and ADHD reWired Coach - Moira Maybin of The ADHD Friendly Lifestyle brainstorm some of the ways you can plan an ADHD-Friendly vacation in an ADHD-Friendly way. About Moira: Moira Maybin has spent 25 years as an ed…
 
Today, we’re talking to Keri Wilmot. Keri is a pediatric occupational therapist with over twenty years of experience in the field, a consultant to the toy industry as the “Toy Queen”, and the author of “Wired Differently: A Teacher’s Guide to Understanding Sensory-Processing Challenges”. Keri talks to us about the important role sensory processing …
 
Listen as your host Eric Tivers and his guest Roland Tanner talk about how he procrastinated his way to success on . Roland Tanner has procrastinated his way through careers as a book seller, Medieval historian, author, publisher, software developer, podcaster, and would-be politician. He has sometimes been accused of being an entrepreneur! After a…
 
Today, we’re talking to Jessica McCabe! Jessica is the creator and host of the “How to ADHD” YouTube Channel where she shares her toolbox of ADHD tips, techniques, information, and strategies to help us work with our brains rather than against them. This is an incredibly wide-ranging interview in which Jessica shares some of the lessons she’s learn…
 
In this episode, Eric Tivers is joined by Will Curb, MJ Siemens, and ADHD reWired coaches Moira Maybin & Roxie Martin. Barb also joins the panel as the ADHD reWired podcast family takes in and answers the questions from the listeners of the ADHD reWired Podcast. Brendan Mehan, we missed you this month! Every second Tuesday of the month, the ADHD re…
 
If this is the first time you’ve ever listened to this podcast, today’s episode features a different type of interview than Eric usually has on the show. If you have kids, this is a great one to get them to listen to (or listen to with them) as well. For long-time listeners, you’ve heard Eric mention his son on the podcast before. Well, guess what?…
 
Today, we’re talking to Will Henshall. Will is an inventor, tech entrepreneur, and music producer. He was the founding member of the band Londonbeat, whose hit song “I’ve Been Thinking About You” reached #1 on the Billboard charts in the early 90s. His latest endeavor, Fous@Will is a science-based music streaming service designed to help people wor…
 
"I know ADHD people who the minute the business is successful they sell it and start another business, because they’re bored; it’s running itself [and] it doesn’t meet any challenge anymore." Listen as your host Eric Tivers and his guest Judy Bass discuss overcoming challenges and finding success in the college classroom for ADHD students on this e…
 
Today, we’re talking to Dr. Raffael Boccamazzo, otherwise know as Dr.B. Dr.B is the clinical director at TakeThis.org, an organization working to decrease the stigma and increase support for mental health in the game enthusiast community and inside the game industry. In this episode, Dr. B talks about the three characteristics of burnout, the diffi…
 
"When you look at entrepreneurs, some of the most successful people in this world come from broken homes and troubled childhoods and poverty, and it’s because they’ve been able to navigate adversity and they’re so good at it." Listen as your host Eric Tivers and his guest Christian Morrow discuss growing up with ADHD, facing disease and addiction a…
 
In this episode, we’re talking to Joe Butler. Joe is an autism and neurodiverse communication consultant, and co-author of “Is That Clear? Effective Communication in a Neurodiverse World”. Joe shares effective strategies for communicating with our neurodiverse kids, spouses, co-workers, students and friends. She talks to us about pausing and pacing…
 
"When I was in a high-stress situation, I don’t know if it’s the adrenaline acting like Adderall, but everything slows down for me and it’s by the numbers." Today, listen as your host Eric Tivers and his guest Jennifer G. discuss how her diagnosis affected her law enforcement training and career as well as some of the traumatic events from her chil…
 
Today, we’re talking to my friend, Andrea Goulet. Andrea is an author, an empathy driven software developer, and an ADHD mom. In this episode, Andrea discusses the patterns of emotions and communication. She talks about the value of recognizing what we say about ourselves, the limits of binary thinking, paying attention to messaging, and the import…
 
In this episode, Eric Tivers and his guests, , , , , and Barb answer listener questions in our May Q & A session of . We’re taking questions from you about situations you want to discuss. It doesn’t matter if it’s personal or professional. We’re here to offer our knowledge and perspectives to help you find the answers you seek. Susan starts off the…
 
Today, it's your celebratory speaker, Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S. Holidays, especially religious holidays are intended as a break, and often as a time of reflection. But they can also be unwelcome speed bumps in our week/month/year, if we aren't ready for them when they come. So, we're looking at the calendar as a whole and exploring when some of of…
 
"It’s very easy to get lost in what other people say and think it’s your own thoughts.” Your host, Eric Tivers, welcomes back returning guest Justin Classen who was previously on the show in episodes and . They discuss Justin’s journey after his last appearance on the podcast, navigating issues of trust, attachment theory, and codependency, and his…
 
Today, we’re talking to Erin. Erin is a teacher, and an ADHD mom of two boys. She’s also an alumna of the ADHD Essentials Parent Groups. In this episode, Erin shares some of the lessons she’s learned along her ADHD journey. She talks about how learning about herself and her imperfections made her a better teacher and parent, how being a teacher mad…
 
“I think that expectation of neurotypical behavior is hopefully changing in companies so that if somebody acts a little bit different, they are not judged as less than or atypical, it’s just different.” Listen as your host, Eric, Tivers, and his guest Dr. George Sachs discuss his journey before discovering he has ADHD, the start of his practice, th…
 
Today, we revisit a conversation with James Garrett of Brain By Design. James has been studying and teaching about the brain for over a decade. He’s passionate about turning this academic knowledge about the brain into practical tools that anyone can use. And today, he’s doing it through the lens on ADHD! In this episode, James discusses the four q…
 
"I feel really lucky, and I think I'm just trying to find meaning, helping other people and being good in the world around you and just taking it one day at a time." Listen as your host, Eric Tivers, and his guest Leya Russell discuss the plane crash she survived, her injuries and recovery, her art and photography, plus much more on this episode of…
 
Today, we’re talking to Rick Webster. Rick is the CEO and leader of Rena-Fi, a practical, research-based financial education platform. He is also an ADHD Coach, and long-time associate of the ADHD organizations ADDA, and CHADD. And he has ADHD. In this episode, Rick talks to us about financial literacy. We discuss the role emotion and The Wall of A…
 
Listen as with his guests, , , , , and Barb answer questions from the listeners in our monthly Q & A session of . We are taking questions from you, the listener, about situations you want to talk through. It doesn't matter if it's personal or professional; we are here to give you our perspective and see if we can help you find some answers. Rob sta…
 
Today, we’re talking to Mary Dibinga, M.Ed. Mary is a high school English teacher, and an ADHD parent. In this episode, Mary reflects the effects COVID has had on her students and her teaching. She discusses what being a parent during COVID taught her about teaching, learning loss and huge leap forwards, why we should intentionally teach our kids h…
 
"Everyone told me, why can't you just get it together? Why can't you stick to one thing? If you stick to one thing, look where you will be in ten years, you could be an expert." Listen as your host, Eric Tivers, and his guest Kate Engel discuss why it took so long to schedule this interview, when she was diagnosed with ADHD and the countries she ha…
 
Today, we’re talking to Ilyse Greenberg. Ilyse is a strengths-based coach and expert in the use of the Clifton/Gallup Strengths-Finder Program. In this episode, Ilyse talks to us about the power and importance of focusing on strengths. She discusses the Clifton/Gallup Strengths-Finder Program, the importance of playing to our strengths and our kids…
 
"Make mindfulness your own, find tools, whether it's apps or books that resonate with you, and be empowered in the process." Listen as your host, Eric Tivers, and his guest Lidia Zylowska discuss the definition of mindfulness and the benefits of daily mindfulness meditation, plus much more on this episode of . Lidia is an Associate Professor at the…
 
Today, it's your host, Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S. We're talking about transitions, as well as how video games can make them harder. Specifically we look at transitions through two lenses - the physical/mental/emotional lens, and the into/out of lens. I'm sure you'll find this episode useful! Join the ADHD Essentials Facebook Community to be a part …
 
“There is nothing wrong with being sensitive; being sensitive is a gift.” Listen as my guest, Diann Wingert, a former psychotherapist turned mindset and productivity coach for female entrepreneurs with ADHD traits (officially diagnosed or not) discusses her belief that people learn how to deal with ADHD continuously throughout their lives, plus muc…
 
Today, we’re talking to Jeff Szymanski, Ph.D. Jeff is the executive director of the International OCD Foundation, and author of The Perfectionist's Handbook. In this episode, Jeff tells us about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a disorder that is com-morbid with ADHD. Jeff talks about what OCD is and isn’t, what it’s like to live with the disorder, a…
 
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