20 episodes

Attention Different is a neurodiversity podcast dedicated to reframing ADHD. Hosts Aaron and Stephen shed light on living and even thriving with ADHD, offering new insights, strategies, and - how dare they - a bit of HUMOR, to leverage your ADHD for success.

Our mission is to reclaim the label, not reinvent it, in order to understand our condition in more accurate and self-affirming ways. Labels can be stigmatizing, leading to shame, guilt, and despair. We believe that “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" (ADHD), while a very real condition, has a tired and overly negative label.

Aaron and Stephen are Attention Different and proud, so whether you are a young adult, a parent, or an ADHD advocate, subscribe to our podcast and join the movement today!

We are ATTENTION DIFFERENT!!

Hosts: Stephen Tonti and Aaron Smith
Check out Attention Different's website: https://www.attentiondifferent.org

Attention Different | an ADHD podcast Stephen Tonti & Aaron Smith

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Attention Different is a neurodiversity podcast dedicated to reframing ADHD. Hosts Aaron and Stephen shed light on living and even thriving with ADHD, offering new insights, strategies, and - how dare they - a bit of HUMOR, to leverage your ADHD for success.

Our mission is to reclaim the label, not reinvent it, in order to understand our condition in more accurate and self-affirming ways. Labels can be stigmatizing, leading to shame, guilt, and despair. We believe that “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" (ADHD), while a very real condition, has a tired and overly negative label.

Aaron and Stephen are Attention Different and proud, so whether you are a young adult, a parent, or an ADHD advocate, subscribe to our podcast and join the movement today!

We are ATTENTION DIFFERENT!!

Hosts: Stephen Tonti and Aaron Smith
Check out Attention Different's website: https://www.attentiondifferent.org

    Relationship Problems between ADHD and Non-ADHD Partners

    Relationship Problems between ADHD and Non-ADHD Partners

    Episode 23 Relationship Problems between ADHD and Non-ADHD Partners
    Featuring – Abbey Ager and Aaron Smith
    ON THIS EPISODE:
    We discuss the common problems that arise in relationships between ADHD and Non-ADHD partners and what to do about these dynamics.
    Show notes:
    Dani Donovan – check out her awesome ADHD webcomic
    @DaniDonovan. Facebook @DaniDonovanArt
    https://www.bbc.com/news/health-48146166

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    • 55 min
    EP 20 - Take Your Pills: Our Response to the Response with Susan Burroughs

    EP 20 - Take Your Pills: Our Response to the Response with Susan Burroughs

    Episode 20 Take Your Pills: Our Response to the Response with Susan Burroughs
    ON THIS EPISODE:
    We respond to the backlash from Take Your Pills, the new documentary on Netflix that addressing issues of stimulant use and abuse, as well as performance-enhancing drugs. The film has created quite a stir in the ADHD community. Very soon we will be doing a deeper dive into the film, but for now, we would like to offer some tips about how we can react in an intentional way to films like this. For many of us, the film is/was triggering, creating unpleasant feelings. How we choose to respond can make all the difference. Either stimulating (pun intended) productive conversations and dialogue or leading to more suffering, stereotyping and re-stigmatization.
    We, like many of you out there are having a mix of feelings about this documentary. We would like to hear from you? How are you feeling about this documentary? Please use the I like, I wish, I feel framework in your response. Post your comments on our YouTube page.
    GUEST SPOT:
    Susan Burroughs offers insights into how to use mindfulness and meditation practices to channel emotions through discernment, creativity, and self-awareness.
    Susan Burroughs is an ADHD Coach and educational design specialist who has worked for Google. Recently diagnosed with ADHD herself, Susan is an expert in design thinking, mindfulness, stress management, presentation skills, instructional design, and massage therapy.
    For more information or to work with Susan visit: http://www.starshine-health.com/


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    • 45 min
    Non-ADHD Siblings with Dr. Sharon Saline

    Non-ADHD Siblings with Dr. Sharon Saline

    Episode 19 – Non-ADHD Siblings with Dr. Sharon Saline
    Today we interview Dr. Sharon Saline and discuss what it’s like for siblings in families where one sibling has ADHD and the other does not. Often times the focus is placed on what is going on for the ADHD sibling but what about the Non-ADHD sibling? Dr. Saline has experience in this area growing up in a family where her brother has ADHD. She highlights some of the dynamics that arise for families and how to get through the rough patches.
    If you are interested in more information about or working with Dr. Saline visit:
    http://drsharonsaline.com/
    Pre-order her new book is titled “What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life”, here: http://drsharonsaline.com/dr-salines-latest-book/ 

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    • 43 min
    EP 18 - Thriving with ADHD - Diann Wingert - Part 2

    EP 18 - Thriving with ADHD - Diann Wingert - Part 2

    Episode 18 – Thriving with ADHD with Diann Wingert
    In this follow-up episode on getting diagnosed later in life. Diann Wingert, an ADHD coach for entrepreneurs offers some insight into what it’s like to not only live with ADHD but to thrive! She has done some amazing things in her life and does not shy away from seeing her ADHD as the superpower it is. That doesn’t mean things have always been smooth sailing, in fact, she opens up about some of the hard stuff as well. There are plenty of valuable nuggets of wisdom in this interview style episode.
    If you are interested in coaching from Diann Wingert visit:
    https://www.diannwingertcoaching.com/
    Subscribe!
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    www.attentiondifferent.org

    • 51 min
    EP 17 - Late to the ADHD Party

    EP 17 - Late to the ADHD Party

    Episode 17 – Late to the ADHD Party with Diann Wingert
    Not everyone gets diagnosed with ADHD as a child. Increasingly, more and more adults and mothers are getting diagnosed later in life. Diann is a mother, has children with ADHD, and is an experienced therapist with over 20 years in the field, yet, she just recently learned she too has ADHD. Like many people, Diann knew she was different, but she blamed herself for relationship difficulties and tendencies that made life challenging at times. At age 60, Diann finally received an ADHD diagnosis. In this episode, Aaron interviews Diann about her experience about what it was like getting diagnosed later in life or as she likes to say, “Coming late to the party.”
    If you are interested in coaching from Diann Wingert visit:
    https://www.diannwingertcoaching.com/
    Subscribe!
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    www.attentiondifferent.org

    • 53 min
    Energy Management

    Energy Management

    Episode 15 – Energy Management
    We all have heard about Time Management, but have you heard of Energy Management? In this episode, we go deeper than just time management and explain how you can optimize your energy output in four specific dimensions of your life through provocative questions. These energy buckets are 1) The Body -Physical Energy, 2) The Emotions: Quality of Energy, 3) The Mind: Focus of Energy, 4) The Human Spirit: Energy of Meaning and Purpose. Ready to recharge and refocus your energy? Let’s go!!
    Show notes and links:
    The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to Performance and Personal Renewal. By author Tony Schwartz: http://a.co/bjm9uxP
    Harvard Business Review Article
    Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time
    https://hbr.org/2007/10/manage-your-energy-not-your-time
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    www.attentiondifferent.org

    • 57 min

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