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Robbie McDonald and Jordan Lane are two writers who share the experience of discovering they have ADHD in midlife. Holy Sh*t I Have ADHD is a funny, vulnerable, relatable and raw look into the double-edged sword of getting an entirely new understanding of your life when you're already halfway through it.

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Robbie McDonald and Jordan Lane are two writers who share the experience of discovering they have ADHD in midlife. Holy Sh*t I Have ADHD is a funny, vulnerable, relatable and raw look into the double-edged sword of getting an entirely new understanding of your life when you're already halfway through it.

    The Vagus Nerve - Episode 29

    The Vagus Nerve - Episode 29

    This week Robbie and Jordan talk about the vagus nerve and its effects on regulating our parasympathetic systems, the gut-brain link, and ways to stimulate the vagus nerve to ease anxiety and find calm. We also chat about the stalemate Canadian federal election, the pressure we put on ourselves to feel productive, and Robbie surprises Jordan with some fan art from listener Susannah! Check out her portfolio, and follow her on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!

    Correction:
    The sci-fi series Nick co-produced and featured in was the Psyborgs, not the Psybernauts per Jordan's bad memory.

    More from this episode:

    Proudly ADHD Podcast interview Dr. Ian Macnaughton about trauma and ADHD, somatic therapy, and more.

    Michelle Frank on polyvagal theory in ADDitude.

    Med Tech Dive's Maria Rachal's analysis of the possibilities non-invasive electrical vagus nerve stimulation offers to both patients and profit. The Deep Dive section has a good background.

    Med Tech Dive's Maria Rachal on the first FDA-approved VNS treatment.

    Susie Baxter presents self-massage exercises for the vagus nerve.

    The Alash Ensemble perform Tuvan throat singing accompanied on the Doshpuluur, a 3-string lute.

    Anna-Maria Hefele demonstrates and explains polyphonic overtone singing.

    Thank you so much to our Patreon subscribers Lindsey B, Dave M, Jill B, Page N and Brianna G. Your support means so much!

    Production and music by Jordan Lane.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Hoary Old Cliches - Episode 28

    Hoary Old Cliches - Episode 28

    This week Robbie and Jordan talk about money anxiety, negative thought loops, body doubling, external positive reinforcement, and more!



    Thank you so much to our Patreon subscribers Lindsey B, Dave M, Jill B, Page N and Brianna G. Your support means so much!

    Production and music by Jordan Lane.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Rise and Grind - Episode 27

    Rise and Grind - Episode 27

    This week Robbie and Jordan chat about the "always on call" expectations of modern work, the unreliability of memory, building reflection time into your creative process, and the calming effect of grids (?).

    Do grids chill you out? How do you deal with an anxiety spiral? Let us know in a voicemail!



    Mentioned in this episode:

    Dr. Devon Price and their book Laziness Does Not Exist

    Jennifer Pastiloff and her book On Being Human

    Tricia Hersey's Nap Minstry

    Jared Pike's 3D render artwork

    Jared A. Brock's Open Letter to AirBNB



    Thank you so much to our Patreon subscribers Lindsey B, Dave M, Jill B, Page N and Brianna G. Your support means so much!

    Production and music by Jordan Lane.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Catastrophizing and the Anxiety Spiral - Episode 26

    Catastrophizing and the Anxiety Spiral - Episode 26

    This week Robbie and Jordan chat about catastrophic thought spirals, anxiety, and some of the strategies we use to snap ourselves out of the self-reinforcing feedback loops where catastrophizing and RSD intersect.

    Call to listeners: how do YOU deal with an anxiety spiral? Let us know in a voicemail!

    Mentioned in this episode:

    Robbie's short film The Spiral

    Soap Cutting ASMR from The Most Satisfying

    Harvesting Daikon with Two Cats from Shironeko Blog

    Further reading:

    Talkspace: What is Catastrophic Thinking?

    Healthline: 5 Ways to Stop Spiraling Negative Thoughts from Taking Control

    Mayo Clinic: 5 Ways to Stop an Anxiety Spiral

    Headspace: 4 Things to Remember the Next Time You're Spiraling



    Thank you so much to our Patreon subscribers Dave M, Jill B, Page N and Brianna G. Your support means so much!



    Production and music by Jordan Lane.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Dharma Bums vs. The Promo-Industrial Complex - Episode 25

    The Dharma Bums vs. The Promo-Industrial Complex - Episode 25

    This week Robbie and Jordan go in without a topic and come out with a great episode. Robbie debriefs about her recent retreat and her new relationship to the Dharma, Jordan gets deep on typography and the new Twitter font, and we discuss our favourite coffee mugs. We also vent some righteous anger about untimely reach suppression on social media, unpack the idea of ADHD people performing well under pressure, and speculate about what not talking for a couple weeks might do to our heads.



    Thank you so much to our Patreon subscribers Dave M, Jill B, Page N and Brianna G. Your support means so much!



    Production and music by Jordan Lane.

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    HSIHADHD Facebook

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    Robbie: twitter.com/robertadinvan

    Jordan: linktr.ee/thefresheye


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Time (Is On My Side) - Episode 24

    Time (Is On My Side) - Episode 24

    Robbie and Jordan talk about how ADHD affects our perception of time. Chronic lateness (or earliness in our cases), losing time in hyperfocus on simple tasks that allow our mind to wander, strategies for time management, and our rendition of a 1964 Stones hit. On this episode we also discuss:

    Dusty Chipura's recent thread on time perception.

    Learn more about Francesco Cirillo's Pomodoro Technique, and try out a visual Pomodoro timer.

    Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambauch's conversation with Krista Tippet

    Thank you so much to our Patreon subscribers Dave M, Jill B, Page N and Brianna G. Your support means so much!



    Production and music by Jordan Lane.

    Find HSIHADAD online:

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    HSIHADHD Facebook

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    Robbie: twitter.com/robertadinvan

    Jordan: linktr.ee/thefresheye


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    • 48 min

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