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.
398 | Can We, Though? with Greg Hopewell
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397 | September Live Q&A with Brendan Mahan, Will Curb, MJ Siemens, coaches Moira Maybin & Roxie Martin, & Barb McDonagh
Want to join the ADHD reWired Coaching & Accountability Groups? Go now to and get your name added to our winter interest list so you can join our kickoff registration event this month in October! Shownotes & timestamps coming soon... Check out the Other Podcasts on the ADHD reWired Podcast Network: with Brendan Mahan with Will Curb with MJ Siemens with Moira Maybin coming soon - Wait, What Was the Question? with Will Curb and Coach Roxie Martin. Reach out to Will and Roxie at email@example.com Don't Forget These, Too: — Support the show by becoming a Patron! — Get your name on the waitlist to join the winter season of ADHD reWired's Coaching and Accountability Groups! — Join your ADHD-friendly co-working space! — Join Eric, Brendan, Will, MJ, Moira, Roxie, and Barb for an hour of Live Q&A on Zoom, every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12:30pm Central (10:30am Pacific / 1:30pm Eastern)
396 | Finding the Fun and Flow in Fitness with Karen Broda
Do you struggle with staying active? Does the word “fitness” make you shy away from starting? Then this is the episode you need to listen to because getting your body moving and adding physical activity to your daily routine doesn’t have to be boring! About Karen: Karen is a body and mind transformation coach & personal trainer for ADHD women. From Canada, she teaches you how to thrive in your fitness, nutrition and health - not just manage it. She believes you are worthy of your dream body that you feel incredibly confident in, with a mindset to match - even if you have ADHD. Fun fact about Karen: While she spends her spare time camping, she also spends time training in the circus, and also lives in a tiny home! Mentioned on the show: Find Karen on Instagram: Grab Karen’s 15-minute Morning & Night Routines and find her Fitness Identity course here: Check out Karen’s YouTube channel: Check out the Other Podcasts on the ADHD reWired Podcast Network: with Brendan Mehan with Will Curb with MJ Siemens with Moira Maybin coming soon - Wait, What Was the Question? with Will Curb and Coach Roxie Martin. Reach out to Will and Roxie at firstname.lastname@example.org Don't Forget These, Too: — Support the show by becoming a Patron! — Get your name on the waitlist to join the fall season of ADHD reWired's Coaching and Accountability Groups — Join your ADHD-friendly co-working space! — Join Eric, Brendan, Will, MJ, Moira, Roxie, and Barb for an hour of Live Q&A on Zoom, every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12:30pm Central (10:30am Pacific / 1:30pm Eastern)
395 | Race Car Brain with Nicolas Hunziker
About Nicolas: Nicolas was first originally from Switzerland. He’s a long-time motoring enthusiast, licensed racer, and fourth-generation painter. He now lives and works in the U.S. as a professional automotive fine artist. He trained at Pasadena ArtCenter College of Design and incorporates many elements of Art Deco advertising posters in his paintings - a style he called, “Period Correct.” He’s worked with the likes of Porsche, 24h Le Mans, McLaren, and Ford, to create one-of-a-kind art pieces and automotive-themed design prints for apparel and products. [00:03:26] - Nicolas talks about a 20-foot painting he was commissioned to do in 2015 for Porsche and says more about his artwork and his business. [00:04:30] - Mentioned here: [00:05:29] - Hear more about Nicolas’ family history of artists, Art Deco, photography, and postmodernism. [00:07:01] - Nicolas gives an honest answer when people ask him how they can become a painter, his thoughts on corporate culture, the types of clients he’s worked with, and what he did before becoming a full-time painter. [00:10:07] - A relatable moment of time-blindness is mentioned here. (Implied; the phrase, “time-blindness” is not actually mentioned here.) Then, Eric and Nicolas dive more into ADHD and how it’s “the worst-named disorder in the world”, the difference between hyperfocus and flow, and how Nicolas experiences hyperfocus. [00:14:19] - Eric talks about the COVID hobby he picked up - painting - and asks Nicolas about changing brushes. A question for the listener: Is it just Eric? Or do you think painters with ADHD have to buy more brushes because “we” don’t clean them off fast enough? [00:21:47] - Nicolas answers Eric’s question: “From what you’re learning so far, how do you see ADHD showing up in your work, in a way that challenges your work?” Here, Nicolas opens up about mindfulness and other tools he uses, and how he organizes his environment. He also opens up about impulse control and not being able to say “no”, being an instigator, and how his ADHD affects his business and relationship. [00:24:05] - Eric and Nicolas talk about starting “22 things at the same time”, deadlines, and perfectionism. Later, they talk about how long it can take Nicolas to finish a painting. [00:27:52] - Hear a helpful reframe on how hyperfocus can potentially be more draining, rather than a superpower. Then, Nicolas talks about the energy differences when he paints versus sketching, how long it takes him to figure out details for historical accuracy, and how perfectionism plays a role. [00:34:03] - Mentioned here: [00:43:26] - Nicolas shares how his ADHD has affected his relationship, the challenges they’ve had to face together, and how a fantastic referral led him to his ADHD diagnosis. [00:46:26] - Eric and Nicolas share a moment when it comes to filling out forms and how they change their handwriting. [00:48:07] - Nicolas talks about the research phase of ADHD, how he’s still learning, how the scope of his ADHD has affected his life and the people around him, losing things, and getting derailed. Unintentional tip from Nicolas: Walk around with paper in your hand, it looks like you’re going somewhere. Or, you can hold a phone to your ear! [00:51:18] - Eric and Nicolas talk about auditory processing and dyscalculia, recalling conversations, emotional scarring, and the messiness of sequencing events. Then, they talk about taking notes and how Leonardo da Vinci would handwrite. [00:53:59] - Nicolas opens up about communication challenges, his triggers, his tendencies, and his awareness of his reactions. [00:56:49] - Nicolas shares an analogy about an intention versus the effect of the intention. [00:58:39] - Eric and Nicolas talk more about being emotionally laden, emotional defense mechanisms, and forgetfulness. [01:01:56] - Nicolas gives his thanks. He hopes this episode can help someone listening to his story, t
394 | What Music Helps YOU Focus at Will? with Will Henshall
About Will: Will is a Los Angeles-based tech entrepreneur, inventor, and music producer, who is the CEO and founder of Focus@Will. He is the founding member of the 90’s hit UK pop-soul band LONDONBEAT, founded a tech company called Rocket Network based in San Francisco, and sold the company in 2003. Will also founded the company called “DigiDelivery”, which morphed into Avid Cloud Collaboration (part of ProTools) and is used everyday in pro audio production all over the world. Sources: Check it out: [00:03:47] - Will talks about being diagnosed and shares some of his thoughts about ADHD. [00:07:27] - Eric and Will talk about using music as a tool, what’s helpful for them, and the science of music on the brain. [00:11:17] - Hear a sample from Focus@Will, “The Deep”, and more. [00:12:36] - Will explains a musician’s brain. [00:15:37] - Will shares a story from a friend about music and Alzheimers. [00:22:09] - Eric asks Will about the creation process, the data, and what the data says. [00:24:28] - Will tells us who gave him his ADHD diagnosis, and the types of jobs where ADHD brains need a lot of stimulation to focus. [00:26:22] - Hear more samples from Focus@Will, as Will walks us through the purpose of each sample. [00:29:04] - Will explains how Focus@Will started and what was involved with starting up. [00:32:08] - Hear more about the science, the cognitive testing, and the distinct link between brain types and the kinds of music that helps that type of brain. Did you know: Statistically, one in three people cannot listen to any sound at all while they’re working! [00:33:43] - Will talks about the bell curve of the studies, the correlation of ADHD, a link to autism, and how the data came out with how having music on while working helps two thirds of people. [00:36:36] - Hear about a statistic of Focus@Will in a work environment, and how the people using it compare to the organization. [00:42:51] - Eric wants to know about the musical and creative side of Focus@Will - and then we get serenaded! Will explains making music for the non-conscious mind. [00:44:35] - Will talks about “Nature Beat”, a channel that is also his own personal artistic endeavor. Then, hear a sample of Nature Beat itself, as Will walks us through how it works and the intentionality behind its creation. (All Nature Beat tracks are 25 minutes long - the same as a Pomodoro!) [00:48:43] - Will explains what “entrainment” is with a demonstration using his guitar. Did you know: Strings sympathetically resonate with sounds that make the strings happen. You can do this with a piano by singing into a piano and holding the sustain pedal! [00:50:07] - Hear “the skinny” about binaural beats, and the brainwaves we need to focus and concentrate. (It’s alpha waves.) [00:52:56] - Go to focusatwill.com, take the quiz on the website, and discover what kind of music might best help you get focused! Hint: It often recommends music you don’t like. Will explains why. [00:55:36] - Will shares three tips he’s received: “Every time I do an email during the day, I ‘click’ a [pitch] counter.” (It just might have been our own Brendan Mahan!) A tip from a Podiatrist (foot doctor): Make sure your feet are grounded at 90 degrees to your ankles when you’re working. It has a profound impact on your typing accuracy! An eye-doctor talked about eye-strain and working in front of a computer. The tip: Close one eye, look at your screen, and then look away (or outside) at the brightest source (but not the sun!), and then look back at your computer screen. If it is exactly the same [brightness], you’re good to go. But if it’s not, then adjust the brightness of your screen so it matches the ambient light. Get in touch with Will Henshall & follow Focus@Will: On Twitter Like Focus@Will on Focus@Will on Other honorable mentions: Learn more about Entrainment (Wikipedia link) Check out the Ot
393 | August Live Q&A with Brendan Mahan, Will Curb, MJ Siemens, coaches Moira Maybin & Roxie Martin, & Barb McDonagh
** There's still room for YOU to join the 26th season of the award-winning ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups, starting in October! Head over to to find out how you can be a part of these intensive, online and video-based coaching and accountability groups, so you can get your ADHD rewired and rewrite your ADHD story! [00:02:20] - Eric has the first ADHD moment of the show [00:04:38] - Question: A listener who was recently diagnosed with ADHD asks about hyperfocus, prioritizing, and how to tell the difference between something that is a “new” passion versus a hyperfocus, versus a new commitment that may lose interest in. Learn as much as you can about ADHD. It’s a disorder where information makes a difference. If you can anticipate the things in your environment that you’re more susceptible to falling into hyperfocus and plan for them. Our tendencies can be double-edged swords. Ask ourselves: Is it a passion or calling, or something we’re just doing a deep dive on? Have a place to store your ideas, because it doesn’t mean you have to act on them and continue to scroll. It’s okay to be curious about it, and observe if the curiosity will fade tomorrow before acting on it. The more we are engaged in thinking about it (our ADHD), the more we are going to take our lives off auto pilot. Is it a time-suck or a time-investment? Learning about ADHD is really learning more about ourselves. [00:14:33] - Question: What is the most frustrating thing about your ADHD? This listener’s most frustrating thing is having to wait for stuff. But first, Barb and Eric have a moment! Roxie: working memory in almost every aspect of her life, and shares a working-memory moment. Moira: day-to-day is waiting, but the big-impact ADHD frustration is impulsivity with blurting out. Will: An extreme lack of executive function while recovering from COVID (at the time of this recording) and activating on the task at hand. MJ: Impulsivity to never (or rarely) say “no”. Then optimism kicks in, then they realize they can’t do all the things, even though their ADHD wants to do all the things. Brendan: The “waiting-brain” and having trouble initiating prior to something bigger in the future. Eric: Transitioning or moving on to the next thing, and multi-tracking and maintenance in multiple domains of life at once. [00:19:37] - Question: A listener is one month away from having a baby and is in serious need of working on their recently diagnosed ADHD, and wonders how to balance these. Suggestions: Don’t join a coaching group (yet). Focus on your baby and get to know your baby because the years will fly by. Learn more about ADHD by listening to podcasts, because you can listen to a podcast and feed a baby at the same time. The more passive the learning, the easier it’s going to be to fit in [the learning] around your baby. When you’re pregnant, your body has a lot of estrogen which helps your ADHD. When you deliver, those hormones decrease. Women with ADHD have a much higher rate of postpartum depression largely due to this drop. Figure out what works for you even when others want to give advice, ask for help, don’t be afraid to ask for help, and take care of yourself. [00:30:55] - Question: A listener, who is a startup cofounder, asks about navigating and managing rejection in a practical way, and avoiding participation with the anxiety of facing rejection. It’s not just about competing with someone else, it’s about competing and challenging ourselves. Is there risk? Yes. The only guarantee if a “no” is to not do the thing that scares us. Ask ourselves: Can you do everything that you think you can do and at the same time, understand that it might not go your way, or seal your own fate by not doing anything? Ask ourselves: What’s our mindset when we go into these things? Ask ourselves: Do we love what we’re doin
IT really helpt me to make me feel like i am not alone in my struggels. It gives helpfull and practicul advice and tips
As real as it gets!
I love this podcast. A must for anyone with ADHD, it's a show that is as real as it gets. Eric is not afraid to be vulnerable, that is, give the listener a peek into what life with ADHD is like, but more importantly: he is knowledgable. He has great guests and offers lots of insights, especially for those of us who were recently diagnosed. However, he also shares lots of new information. The info shared is research-based, but he's open to all kinds of new ideas that may be helpful to folks with ADHD.
Thanks, Eric. I've found my tribe!