100 episodes

ADHD is one of the most researched yet least understood conditions of our time. Living Beyond ADHD host, Dr B, is here to explore relevant information that just isn't making it from the experts to the general public, and to close that gap. Those diagnoses missed in earlier years and made in adulthood, add many burdens to the discovery. Failed marriages, bankruptcy, unemployment, academic failure, underachieving, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and a deep mistrust of self, are just the tip of the iceberg. In order to live a happier, more productive and successful adult life in today’s world, you must learn the essential executive function skills and strategies. Those under-developed skills and strategies rather than just your ADHD could be what are driving your greatest challenges.

Living Beyond ADHD Dr B - Barbara A. Cohen, Ph.D., MFT, innovative educator, coach and psychot

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    • 4.7 • 119 Ratings

ADHD is one of the most researched yet least understood conditions of our time. Living Beyond ADHD host, Dr B, is here to explore relevant information that just isn't making it from the experts to the general public, and to close that gap. Those diagnoses missed in earlier years and made in adulthood, add many burdens to the discovery. Failed marriages, bankruptcy, unemployment, academic failure, underachieving, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and a deep mistrust of self, are just the tip of the iceberg. In order to live a happier, more productive and successful adult life in today’s world, you must learn the essential executive function skills and strategies. Those under-developed skills and strategies rather than just your ADHD could be what are driving your greatest challenges.

    What If We're Doing it All Backwards and Wrong - 105

    What If We're Doing it All Backwards and Wrong - 105

    What if we're doing it all backwards and wrong?
    People start identifying that they have ADHD and they want to fix it.  Or people start identifying they have underdeveloped executive function skills and they want to fix it.  And everything is oriented towards fixing something that's deemed to be broken.
    But what if it's not broken?  What if what we're identifying is the cause; the underlying cause?  And let's say it's underdeveloped executive function skills.  The effect is everything we're seeing in life – all the challenges and chaos.  
    Developing your Executive Function Skills and shifting your limiting beliefs is the fastest and most effective way to overcome ADHD limitations, find focus, gain confidence, and a newfound freedom in your life!

    My mission is to put an end to the worldwide needless suffering of adults with ADHD and those with under-developed Executive Function Skills - whether from ADHD, chronic depression or anxiety, trauma, addictions, or chronic illnesses. And, you don't need a formal diagnosis to know you need help developing these executive function skills in order to greatly reduce your suffering.
     
    Episode Resources:
    First, get your copy of 13 Signs Weak Executive Functioning is Holding You Back:  https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/Executive-Function
    Next, find out what you can do to change this for yourself and how AIA-FS can help you: https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/AIA


    Join the Living Beyond ADHD Facebook Group & hang out with your peeps Follow me on Dr B Facebook Page and enjoy live videos and more Follow me on Instagram and enjoy relevant resources
    To Help The Show: Subscribe at your favorite listening spot and my podcast player has social media links (icons) in the episode player so you can share episodes you love with others! 
    Please rate the show and leave a thoughtful review on iTunes so I know you're benefiting from the episodes.  The greater the number of reviews, the higher the ranking, and the easier it will be for others to find the show; people who also need this information.  
    Let's put an end to the worldwide needless suffering together! We can do this!  

    • 40 min
    Stop Quitting Before the Miracles Happen - 104

    Stop Quitting Before the Miracles Happen - 104

    There’s a difference between what you say you want and what you say you intend to have.  One is “desire” and the other is “it will happen.”  When we set our intention, we are willing to go to any lengths for it to happen.  We are willing to become a better or upgraded version of ourselves; to take with us the best of who we are and leave the rest behind. 
    Are you willing to go to any lengths?  I wasn’t 40 years ago and I learned in codependency recovery that I would need to be willing to go to any lengths so what I intended for myself would occur.  Some 35+ years ago that meant eliminating everything non-essential from my life and focusing on my recovery from codependency or else I was going to die.  I went from no recovery work to 9 meetings a week for my first year.  I learned that half measures availed us nothing.  Not half results, but nothing!  No results!  And that if I wanted to experience the miracles that recovery offers, I needed to be all in – 100%. 
    So, have you been “all in” on anything in your life?
    This may have been the first significant time for me.  Yes, I worked hard on other things in my lifetime but to dedicate myself with a powerful, intentional focus on healing from my codependent ways of living was a first for being all in.
    What about you?  Are you a quitter?
    Developing your Executive Function Skills and shifting your limiting beliefs is the fastest and most effective way to overcome ADHD limitations, find focus, gain confidence, and a newfound freedom in your life!


    My mission is to put an end to the worldwide needless suffering of adults with ADHD and those with under-developed Executive Function Skills - whether from ADHD, chronic depression or anxiety, trauma, addictions, or chronic illnesses. And, you don't need a formal diagnosis to know you need help developing these executive function skills in order to greatly reduce your suffering.
     
    Episode Resources:
    First, get your copy of 13 Signs Weak Executive Functioning is Holding You Back:  https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/Executive-Function
    Next, find out what you can do to change this for yourself and how AIA-FS can help you:  https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/AIA  There is no obligation to being informed about an amazing opportunity that changes lives!


    Join the Living Beyond ADHD Facebook Group & hang out with your peeps Follow me on Dr B Facebook Page and enjoy live videos and more Follow me on Instagram and enjoy relevant resources
    To Help The Show: Subscribe at your favorite listening spot and my podcast player has social media links (icons) in the episode player so you can share episodes you love with others! 
    Please rate the show and leave a thoughtful review on iTunes so I know you're benefiting from the episodes.  The greater the number of reviews, the higher the ranking, and the easier it will be for others to find the show; people who also need this information.  
    Let's put an end to the worldwide needless suffering together! We can do this!  

    • 39 min
    The Correlation Between Your Adult Capabilities and Your Success– 103

    The Correlation Between Your Adult Capabilities and Your Success– 103

    Let’s jump straight to what’s important here.  You definitely need certain capabilities to succeed in life.  These capabilities help you to get and keep a job, provide appropriate care for children, manage a household and contribute meaningfully to your community.  They also enable you having a satisfying personal life with whatever is most important to you.  And based on what you are sharing with me when you complete the Information List form, you are in desperate need of the EF skills to be able to perform the basics of adult life.  I’m not talking about anything fancy here; just the basics. 
    So many of you are stressed, overwhelmed, and emotionally maxed out.  The smallest thing can set you off and send you down a dysregulated path that lasts for days.  That is not what is supposed to happen if you get triggered.  Your nervous system is supposed to reset itself and bring you back to a calm and well-regulated state pretty quickly.   


    Developing your Executive Function Skills and shifting your limiting beliefs is the fastest and most effective way to overcome ADHD limitations, find focus, gain confidence, and a newfound freedom in your life!


    My mission is to put an end to the worldwide needless suffering of adults with ADHD and those with under-developed Executive Function Skills - whether from ADHD, chronic depression or anxiety, trauma, addictions, or chronic illnesses.  And, you don't need a formal diagnosis to know you need help developing these executive function skills in order to greatly reduce your suffering. 


    Episode Resources:
    First - register and join me for 3 FREE live days of transformation - June 3, 6 and 8 - "Meeting You Where You're At and Moving Forward From There":
    https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/3-day-live-training-registration

    Second - get your copy of 13 Signs Weak Executive Functioning is Holding You Back:  
    https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/Executive-Function
    Third - find out what you can do to change your situation and how AIA-FS can help you:  
    https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/AIA  There is no obligation to being informed about an amazing opportunity that changes lives!


    Join the Living Beyond ADHD Facebook Group & hang out with your peeps

    Follow me on Dr B Facebook Page and enjoy live videos and more

    Follow me on Instagram and enjoy relevant resources
    To Help The Show: Subscribe at your favorite listening spot and my podcast player has social media links (icons) in the episode player so you can share episodes you love with others! 
    Please rate the show and leave a thoughtful review on iTunes so I know you're benefiting from the episodes.  The greater the number of reviews, the higher the ranking, and the easier it will be for others to find the show; people who also need this information.  
    Let's put an end to the worldwide needless suffering together!  We can do this!  

    • 39 min
    A Casual Chat with You About Developing Your EF Skills – 102

    A Casual Chat with You About Developing Your EF Skills – 102

    If you're on the Information List for ADDventures In Achievement Foundational Skills Program, then you've been receiving some exclusive emails this week. As I was reviewing the emails you've been receiving again, I was thinking of how easy it would be very easy for you to not believe what I'm saying in the emails, and maybe not even believe what I say in my podcast show because after all. If you're in your 30s or 40s, or 50s or older like me, you've had a lot of years of experiences in which things haven't really worked well. Because otherwise, I can't imagine that you would be looking for more help. 
    For this podcast episode, I've decided to keep it casual this week and just talk with you guys. Enjoy!
    Developing your Executive Function Skills and shifting your limiting beliefs is the fastest and most effective way to overcome ADHD limitations, find focus, gain confidence, and a newfound freedom in your life!


    My mission is to put an end to the worldwide needless suffering of adults with ADHD and those with under-developed Executive Function Skills - whether from ADHD, chronic depression or anxiety, trauma, addictions, or chronic illnesses.  And, you don't need a formal diagnosis to know you need help developing these executive function skills in order to greatly reduce your suffering. 
    Episode Resources:
    First, get your copy of 13 Signs Weak Executive Functioning is Holding You Back:  https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/Executive-Function
    Next, find out what you can do to change this for yourself and how AIA-FS can help you:  https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/AIA  There is no obligation to being informed about an amazing opportunity that changes lives!


    Join the Living Beyond ADHD Facebook Group & hang out with your peeps

    Follow me on Dr B Facebook Page and enjoy live videos and more

    Follow me on Instagram and enjoy relevant resources
    To Help The Show: Subscribe at your favorite listening spot and my podcast player has social media links (icons) in the episode player so you can share episodes you love with others! 
    Please rate the show and leave a thoughtful review on iTunes so I know you're benefiting from the episodes.  The greater the number of reviews, the higher the ranking, and the easier it will be for others to find the show; people who also need this information.  
    Let's put an end to the worldwide needless suffering together!  We can do this!  

    • 31 min
    Healing the Stories that Bind You to Suffering – 101

    Healing the Stories that Bind You to Suffering – 101

    Have you been suffering long enough? Whether your suffering is due to your limiting beliefs or outdated identities or missing pre-skills or underdeveloped EF skills – if you’re suffering, then you’re suffering – no matter which of these are the source of your suffering.


    In this episode, I talk about:
    Suppressing emotions Stories you tell yourself that keep you suffering How to break free from suffering And more!  
    Developing your Executive Function Skills and shifting your limiting beliefs is the fastest and most effective way to overcome ADHD limitations, find focus, gain confidence, and a newfound freedom in your life!


    My mission is to put an end to the worldwide needless suffering of adults with ADHD and those with under-developed Executive Function Skills - whether from ADHD, chronic depression or anxiety, trauma, addictions, or chronic illnesses.  And, you don't need a formal diagnosis to know you need help developing these executive function skills in order to greatly reduce your suffering.

    Episode Resources:
    First, get your copy of 13 Signs Weak Executive Functioning is Holding You Back:  https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/Executive-Function
    Next, find out what you can do to change this for yourself and how AIA-FS can help you:  https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/AIA  There is no obligation to being informed about an amazing opportunity that changes lives!


    Join the Living Beyond ADHD Facebook Group & hang out with your peeps

    Follow me on Dr B Facebook Page and enjoy live videos and more

    Follow me on Instagram and enjoy relevant resources
    To Help The Show: Subscribe at your favorite listening spot and my podcast player has social media links (icons) in the episode player so you can share episodes you love with others! 
    Please rate the show and leave a thoughtful review on iTunes so I know you're benefiting from the episodes.  The greater the number of reviews, the higher the ranking, and the easier it will be for others to find the show; people who also need this information.  
    Let's put an end to the worldwide needless suffering together!  We can do this!  

    • 34 min
    Getting to Know Dr B: Up Close and Personal - 100

    Getting to Know Dr B: Up Close and Personal - 100

    Hello, everyone. This is not Dr B. This is Maya Brewer, and it is Dr B's 100th podcast episode for Living Beyond ADHD.  
    So, I am here with Dr B.  I'm a student and a freelance writer.  And when I say student, I mean student of Dr B's ADDventures In Achievement Program.  So welcome to your own show, Dr B. Well, are you ready?  I'm ready.  Let's do it.
    Awesome.  So, it is your 100th podcast episode. Wow, that's quite a milestone. So, Dr B, how do you feel about reaching this milestone?
    In this episode Dr B talks about: Her 100th episode milestone Her background and educational journey Attempting to get a diagnosis of ADHD The separation of ADHD and Executive Function Skills The importance of getting a "knowing" not knowledge The best way to achieve what you want in life The 5 elements woven into AIA-FS Real hope and transformation Gifted Underachievers become Empowered Achievers  
    Developing your Executive Function Skills and shifting your limiting beliefs is the fastest and most effective way to overcome ADHD limitations, find focus, gain confidence, and a newfound freedom in your life!


    My mission is to put an end to the worldwide needless suffering of adults with ADHD and those with under-developed Executive Function Skills - whether from ADHD, chronic depression or anxiety, trauma, addictions, or chronic illnesses.  And, you don't need a formal diagnosis to know you need help developing these executive function skills in order to greatly reduce your suffering.

    Episode Resources: First, get your copy of 13 Signs Weak Executive Functioning is Holding You Back:  https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/Executive-Function
    Next, find out what you can do to change this for yourself and how AIA-FS can help you:  https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/AIA  There is no obligation to being informed about an amazing opportunity that changes lives!



    Join the Living Beyond ADHD Facebook Group & hang out with your peeps

    Follow me on Dr B Facebook Page and enjoy live videos and more

    Follow me on InstaGram and enjoy relevant resources

    Download the transcript for this episode
    To Help The Show: Subscribe at your favorite listening spot and my podcast player has social media links (icons) in the episode player so you can share episodes you love with others! 
    Please rate the show and leave a thoughtful review on iTunes so I know you're benefiting from the episodes.  The greater the number of reviews, the higher the ranking, and the easier it will be for others to find the show; people who also need this information.  
    Let's put an end to the worldwide needless suffering together!  We can do this!  

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

dichele87 ,

Warm & Educational

I have not only learned a lot about ADHD and executive function skills, but also about myself and my amazing brain. Dr B gets it because she’s been there. Her hope and encouragement to focus on positive change make this my favorite podcast.

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I don’t doubt her sincerity in wanting to help people, but don’t listen to this podcast if you are looking for solutions. It is an advertisement for her products.

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love this podcast BUT

I appreciate this podcast so much, BUT i always turn off the podcast when Dr. B speaks in that one childish voice/tone. It is triggering & distracting. It would be a huge help if that was no longer included.

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