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.
Mastermind Session - Routines with Jessica
Does your brain make things more difficult than they need to be? Listen to this mastermind episode with Eric, Natalie, Blake, Erika with Jessica in the hot seat. Jessica has difficulties juggling the important things in her life. She needs help with making a routine around exercise and meditation without being overly detailed about it, and much more on this episode of . Jessica discusses her OCD and that she would like to be able to implement a routine without going overboard with details. She shares that she is using project management software, and it's helping as long as she has everything synced and can see what needs to get done, but she hasn’t been putting exercise and meditation on her calendar. Eric shares ways that Jessica can exercise with her injured foot and have everything ready to take outside, so no distractions are pulling her away from exercising. Blake, Natalie, and Erika give their insights into ways to transition from the house to the pool and back to the house easier so that Jessica isn't pulled away to another task. Routines are difficult to build, and they take time, but if you slowly begin doing the same thing every day, you will gradually build a routine one brick at a time. They also discuss Jessica's hypervigilance, how she notices when she is being sucked into it, and how to get out of it once she is in it. If you can relate to what Jessica is going through, you don't want to miss this discussion. You'll learn: [02:31] Jessica shares what she needs the mastermind's support for today. [04:28] She wants some way to implement a routine without being overly detailed about it. [05:41] When you are getting into the OCD mode, do you see yourself getting sucked in? [07:26] Jessica used project management software that allows her to see what needs to be done. [09:07] She has an injury that doesn't allow her to exercise the way she wants to. [12:00] Eric and Jessica discuss ways that she can exercise in her pool. [14:54] Eric speaks to Jessica about making things easier by having everything ready, so there are no distractions when going to exercise. [22:08] Put swimming on the calendar and making things as easy as possible is the first domino Jessica is trying to put into place. [22:25] Taking a shower is the second domino. [24:44] What are your hardest transitions? [26:47] Natalie gives some suggestions about making the pool transition easier. [29:07] Natalie speaks about making sure what she is carrying isn't too heavy. [31:41] Blake gives his insights into Jessica writing down her routines. [34:05] Erika discusses changing routines and how difficult they are for Jessica. [36:48] Jessica gives the energy pull that keeps her from her routines a name. [37:58] Routines are built like the bricks of a building, one brick at a time. [41:55] How sensitive are you to your environment? [42:50] Erika discusses how perfect Jessica is for her business. [45:03] Jessica talks about her meditation room being upstairs now, instead of being downstairs like it usually is and why. [48:00] Blake asks Jessica a question about putting down a sword. [50:49] Erika shares her insights into what Jessica is talking about. [53:58] Are you stuck in a state of hypervigilance? [56:22] Eric wants to know how to make Jessica aware of her hypervigilance. [59:14] Jessica talks about the feeling she gets before she gets into her zone of brilliance. [1:02:01] How do you complicate simplicity? [1:03:11] Jessica speaks about what she is taking away from this discussion. [1:05:50] Thank you all for being on the show! [1:06:36] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron, click on our Patreon tab at Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon. ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 1
Mastermind Session: Sticking To The Plan with Erika
What role does your schedule play in your effort to get things done? Listen to this mastermind episode with Eric, Jessica, Natalie, Blake, and Erika in the hot seat. Erika needs help with actually looking at and following the schedule she makes for herself on this episode of . Erika discusses taking the time to put everything on her schedule, but her resistance is to look at it. They talk about how the pandemic has eroded everyone's schedule and the difficulty they have had trying to get back on it. Blake speaks about how to balance event reminders on google calendars, and Jessica digs deeper into Erika's resistance to her schedule. Eric shares how difficult it is to stop one task to move onto another task, Blake talks about chaotic situations, and Natalie speaks about Erika's goal for the year of becoming a functional adult. Doing multiple tasks is difficult, but doing one thing really well is something that people with ADHD excel at. Eric believes that Erika should schedule her number one priority first because the later in the day you get, the less stuff on the calendar will get completed. Erika shares that she feels like her schedule is a punisher, not a partner and Jessica asks if she could look at her calendar as more of an assistant than a dictator. Between Eric, Natalie, Jessica, and Blake, Erika feels like they have given her some great insights and will try to implement the things they have suggested. She doesn't know if she will ever be friends with her schedule, but she will try to let it assist her in her daily tasks. You'll learn: [03:07] Erika shares what she needs the mastermind's support for today. [04:27] Eric asks Erika to describe her relationship with schedules. [05:38] When you schedule your day, how much stuff do you put on it? [06:30] Eric shares his thoughts on what Erika is putting on her schedule. [08:41] Jessica gives Erika her insights. [11:50] Erika discusses how the pandemic eroded her routine. [13:42] Eric wants to know what kinds of technology Erika has available where she is working. [15:58] What are your default settings on your calendar for reminders? [17:02] Blake speaks about how to balance event reminders on google calendar. [24:50] Jessica talks about Erika's resistance to looking at her schedule. [26:52] Eric discusses wrapping up the current task before starting a new one. [29:59] Blake shares how hard it is to handle a chaotic situation. [31:29] Natalie speaks about resentment. [33:24] Natalie talks about Erika's goal for the year of becoming a functional adult. [35:46] Eric believes we can do one thing really well, but when you add things, it all goes to hell. [36:58] Schedule your number one priority first for the day. [43:22] Erika feels like her schedule is a punisher, not a partner. [45:00] Jessica wants to know if Erika can look at her schedule like an assistant instead of a dictator. [49:32] Blake shares his insights into Erika's questions. [52:38] Eric discusses what he does when he feels resistance to following his calendar. [53:29] Jessica speaks about how she handles her calendar. [55:11] Natalie shares how she punished and bullied herself around getting things done. [58:27] Let your calendar be the reflection of the life you want. [1:00:14] Erika shares her takeaway from today's mastermind. [1:03:27] Thank you for listening! [104:03] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron, click on our Patreon tab at Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon. ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT. You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podc
September 2020 Q & A with Brendan Mahan
Listen as Eric Tivers with his guest, Brendan Mahan, answer questions from the listeners in our monthly Q & A session of ADHD reWired.
The ADHD Artist - Sarah Gise
"Being in the Arts as an ADHD person, I need something that engages me; it is what makes me feel alive." Listen as your host, Eric Tivers, and his guest Sarah Gise discuss being an artist with ADHD, how she stays focused, and the stigma around ADHD in the creative profession plus much more on this episode of . Sarah is an actor, teacher, artist, director, and audiobook narrator who grew up in San Antonio, TX, but moved in 2013 to Chicago. She holds a BFA in acting from the University of Southern California and, in 2013, received the LA Weekly Best Actress Award for her performance in the . Sarah also has a podcast called . Sarah discusses the inspiration behind starting the podcast, the focus she finds when performing, but how distracted she can get during rehearsals and auditions. Sarah believes that Mindfulness meditation saved her life and career, and she shares the time she went blank on stage during a performance. Listen, as Sarah speaks about the theatre company she is a part of, the raw, relevant, and rare productions they do and the most memorable performance she had done with the company. Sarah also talks about how she keeps performances interesting and exciting when doing the same show repeatedly. Sarah says that she is in mourning because of the theatres being shut down and what she has been doing to keep her creative juices flowing and her mental health healthy. Are you an artistic person? Listen and see if you can relate to the things that Sarah has gone through. You'll learn: [03:19] Welcome to the show, Sarah! [04:17] Sarah shares what she remembers about growing up with ADHD. [07:04] How did your family react when you were diagnosed with ADHD? [07:55] Listen, as Sarah discusses performing in a performance group since she was about eight and her love of dancing and singing and art. [09:57] Eric shares that the idea of going to school for music was something he didn't get to do. [12:20] How hard is it to be in the arts as an ADHD person? [15:15] Sarah speaks about the culture shock she had when she moved to Chicago and went to college. [17:01] Sarah discusses how Adderall messed her up when she first started college. [24:41] Listen as Sarah speaks about the stigma around ADHD in the creative profession. [27:46] Sarah shares the inspiration behind starting the podcast. [29:28] When Sarah is performing, she rarely loses focus because she is so immersed, but she gets distracted in auditions and rehearsals. [31:19] Mindfulness meditation saved her life and career. [33:37] Have you ever been performing on stage and blanked? [38:04] Sarah describes the that she is a part of. [40:45] Sarah talks about the projects that Interrobang produces, which are always raw, relevant, and rare. [42:04] What is the most moving or memorable performance that you have done with this company? [43:45] Sarah shares how they keep it interesting and exciting when you do the same show over and over, sometimes twice a day. [45:30] What are you and the theatre community doing during the pandemic closures? [47:18] Eric and Sarah discuss what major key points that she would want in a show about The ADHD Artist. [50:18] Sarah speaks about what she is doing during the shutdown to keep her creative juices flowing and her mental health healthy. [52:49] Eric talks about recently discovering that he can draw; he didn't know he could do it. [54:48] Sarah shares some final thoughts with the listeners. [55:58] Thank you so much for being on the show! [57:09] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron click on our Patreon tap at Find Sarah: @theadhdartistpod | Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon. ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9
Transitions, Balancing Work and Relationships with Adison Smith
Do you have trouble transitioning from work to being at home? Listen as your host, Eric Tivers, and his guest Adison Smith discuss how ADHD has impacted her life. Eric shares some coaching around balance, burnout, transitions, and accountability, plus much more on this episode of ADHD reWired.
It’s Never Too Late with Sharon Ruchman
Eric welcomes Sharon Ruchman. Sharon is a composer, musician, and author; her music can be heard on classical radio stations worldwide. Today she is composing original music for Sonoro, a contemporary music performance.
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I am only 4 episodes in and I already have a full page of notes to take away form this (that I hopefully will not lose).
First time a podcast led me to an actual community
Eric’s gift to humanity is in his willingness to be vulnerable and in doing so, giving others permission to do the same.
He does not sit high and mighty in the expert chair, even while being a licensed clinical social worker.
His transparency on the podcast is what brought me into his coaching and accountability group.
It’s the first time in my LIFE where the issues I’ve struggled with so incessantly, are brought to the forefront as worthwhile topics of discussion. It’s the first time where time management, goal setting, time blindness, accountability, and a general sense of being seen not as someone with a “deficit”but rather, with a differently structured brain that needs effective support structures, has fully come to light.
I’ve been in a process of de-shaming, and of accepting and honoring my weirdness and deep sensitivity.
The podcast brought me to meeting Eric, and I have to say: this guy walks the walk and talks the (sometimes tangential) talk.
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Your podcast is helping me figure out my relationship. Everything is coming together like a puzzle. I knew I wasn’t imagining things but I thought it was sloppiness on his part that I had to micromanage him. My aha moment came last week when I realized he had forgotten a chunk of time and couldn’t account for it. And then I remembered the time he forgot to pay some bills, and the time I asked him to take some clothes to the dry cleaners 2 years ago and he still doesn’t know what he did with the items. A friend pointed me to ADD/ADHD. It all started to makes sense. I’m eagerly going through all your past episodes to catch up. Thank you once again!