Gesundheit! Do Allergies Affect ADHD Treatment?

Yes, you could say I’m allergic to writing. I hate it. It’s always been hard, especially for a dyslexic like me. That’s why I focus so much on communicating auditory content via Attention Talk Radio and visual content via Attention Talk Video.

As allergic as I am to writing, yet I am able to write from time to time with the right prescription. In order to write, I need mental clarity. Writing is hard but even harder when starting with a white sheet of paper. Continue reading “Gesundheit! Do Allergies Affect ADHD Treatment?”

Einstein “gets” ADHD. Do you?

Here is a question I want to help you address. Are you struggling to manage your ADHD? If so, why?

Albert Einstein once said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” BUT NOT SIMPLER! ADHD isn’t simple. ADHD is complex. Dictionary.com defines “complex” as a system of interrelated, emotion-charged ideas, feelings, memories, and impulses that are usually repressed and give rise to abnormal or pathological behavior. “Problem-solving” is defined as the process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues. Continue reading “Einstein “gets” ADHD. Do you?”

Part 1 ADHD Stimulant Awareness: The Basics

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder stimulant medications are often controversial, and questions abound. Awareness and education are key. That is why attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper is releasing this multipart series dedicated to ADHD stimulant awareness. Today we interview Dr. John I. Bailey, Jr., on “ADHD Stimulant Awareness: The Basics” as Part 1. We have no doubt you will find this show enlightening.

It’s like we won! Celebrate with us!

Yea! Attention Talk Video was named for the second year in a row the third best ADHD YouTube channel on the planet! Can you believe it? We got on the podium and might be getting a bronze medal, but the truth is we WON! We won GOLD. How can that be? Let me explain. It is all about context, which is an attention lesson for us all.

First place was Jessica McCabe’s How to ADD. Jessica is very creative and informative. Her channel does a great job. At the 2018 Conference on ADHD, Jessica and I put on a pre-conference marketing workshop. Our interaction was amazing and I really admire her. Continue reading “It’s like we won! Celebrate with us!”

ADHD: Problem-Solving with the Right Technology

Many are struggling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. They look for tactical solutions that were derived based on the appearance or presentation of ADHD. For some, it works. For many others, it doesn’t. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews an individual he has coached and discloses new technology learned from Dr. Russell Barkley about the underlying factors of ADHD. In the interview, they talk about how the individual struggled with symptomatic, appearance-based solutions and the success they had using the new technology to problem-solve solutions that worked. The idea is really to compare and contrast the difference, as well as the success of understanding ADHD at its core and not just addressing superficial appearances. If the obvious strategies are not working for you, don’t miss this insightful episode.

ADHD Emotional Self-Regulation: Live, Unplugged, and Real

Emotions are as much a part of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as attention is, according to Dr. Russell Barkley. In this episode we interview Stacey, play a prerecorded clip of her revealing her emotions, live and in the moment, and having difficulty regulating them. What we learn actually helps her to self-regulate her emotions. If you have ADHD, struggle with self-regulation, or are just an emotional being, you won’t want to miss this show. It is real, unplugged, and live… so real we couldn’t just make it up.

New Mindset, New Solutions

There is nothing more powerful than a change in mindset!

There are different views on how to define mindsets. As an attention coach, I define mindset as how your mind is set up to think. Your mindset predetermines how you interpret and respond to everything. It defines what is obvious to you.

When problem-solving, most are looking for methodical solutions… paint-by-the-numbers recipes. When they find the recipes don’t work, they often look for an insight or an aha that reveals a methodical solution. This mindset makes sense as it can be exceptionally efficient. Often in the self-help world, people search endlessly for these quick-fix approaches. Few understand the nature and the power of a change in mindset. Continue reading “New Mindset, New Solutions”

ADHD: Coaching Procrastination Live

Those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often struggle with procrastination. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) coaches a long-time listener named Greg on something he has procrastinated on. If you’ve ever wondered how the ADHD coaching paradigm looks, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

Attending to How Tradition and Policy Are Made

Years ago, I was doing some work at a company and was questioning a company policy that made no sense. An insightful employee shared a story that is a great metaphor and makes for an interesting study of attention. I’d like to share it with you.

Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Continue reading “Attending to How Tradition and Policy Are Made”

Personal Science: Coaching the Mind

I believe the placebo effect is real. In most cases, if you believe something will help you get better, it likely will. The same concept applies to just about everything else, especially if our beliefs interact with reality. For example, to some, a Ford racecar is superior to a Chevy; California red wines are better than French; and one’s political party is right and the others are wrong.

Certainly, everyone is entitled to their beliefs, but if you spend enough time experiencing your own take on reality, you come to believe that what works for you might actually be a universal truth or fact. Continue reading “Personal Science: Coaching the Mind”