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Having ADD or ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their ADD and ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives.

The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health Peter Shankman

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 477 Ratings

Having ADD or ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their ADD and ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives.

    Overcoming Fear, Stuttering, and Crushing Negative Thought Patterns with Jeffrey Gurian

    Overcoming Fear, Stuttering, and Crushing Negative Thought Patterns with Jeffrey Gurian

    Having #ADD or #ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their #ADD and #ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives. 
    Our Guest today is Dr. Jeffrey Gurian, a well known “Renaissance Man.” He is a doctor, motivational speaker, comedy writer, performer, director, author, producer and radio personality. Dr. Gurian spent 20 years on the board of The Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy, 12 years at NYU as a Clinical Professor in Oral Medicine and Pro-Facial Pain, and 25 years as a Cosmetic Dentist. Dr. Gurian specialized in treating headaches and the physical symptoms of stress, using “Energy Healing” as his modality, with a technique he developed called “STAR Therapy.” He also developed a method to stop stuttering that he successfully used to get rid of his own stutter. On top of his doctoral pursuits, Dr. Gurian boasts a long-standing career in comedy, and has worked with some of the biggest comedy stars from the last 20 years. Dr. Gurian is also the author of eight books and is a regular motivational speaker. 
     
    Enjoy! 
     
    [You are now safely here]
     
    00:00 - Thank you again so much for listening and for subscribing!!
     
    01:00 - Introducing Jeffrey.
     
    03:01 - I’ve been busy with #ADHD.
     
    04:29 - #ADHD makes you better at what you do. 
     
    05:33 - ADHD and #stuttering. 
     
    06:17 - Overcoming fear and tackling his stutter. 
     
    09:01 - Neurodivergent problem-solving. 
     
    11:07 - Sensitivity and neurodivergence. 
     
    11:50 - Healing the wounds that affect your decisions. 
     
    Connect with Jeffrey on:
    Instagram: @jeffreygurian
    Youtube: Comedy Matters TV
    Visit Jeffrey’s comedy website: comedymatterstv.com
    To stop your stuttering today, visit: stopstutteringnowgurian.com
     
    If you haven't picked up a copy of my book The Boy with the Faster Brain yet, it is on Amazon and it is a number #1 One Bestseller in all categories! Click HERE or buy your copy at https://amzn.to/3FcAKkI. My link tree is here if you’re looking for something specific: https://linktr.ee/petershankman.

    • 16 min
    Helping ADHD Moms Overcome Their Symptoms With Anna Burns

    Helping ADHD Moms Overcome Their Symptoms With Anna Burns

    Having #ADD or #ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their #ADD and #ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives. 
     
    Our Guest today is Dr. Anna Burns, PT, DPT. Dr. Burns is an ADHD coach for ADHD moms. As a coach and #ADHDmom herself, she helps moms who struggle to keep their lives and their family’s lives organized and running smoothly. She provides skills, tools, and an understanding of ADHD brains to make their worlds fit around them, not the other way around. Dr. Burns has a background as a pelvic health physical therapist and is a mom living outside of Boston. 
     
    Enjoy! 
     
    [You are now safely here]
     
    00:00 - Thank you again so much for listening and for subscribing!!
     
    01:00 - Introducing Anna.
     
    01:45 - Anna’s diagnosis story. 
     
    03:11 - Parents are being diagnosed more frequently.
     
    03:45 - Helping those with a late #ADHD diagnosis. 
     
    04:52 - How to create doable strategies for busy moms with #ADHD.
     
    08:00 - How to define #ADHD so that it does not become a catch-all? 
     
    10:30 - How to handle the internalized idea that you are broken. 
     
    Connect with Anna on:
    Facebook: Anna Burns Wellness
    Instagram: @annaburnswellness 
    LInkedIn: Anna (Koteff) Burns, PT, DPT
     
    Click this link to gain access to Anna’s free time-management tools for moms!
     
    If you haven't picked up a copy of my book The Boy with the Faster Brain yet, it is on Amazon and it is a number #1 One Bestseller in all categories! Click HERE or buy your copy at https://amzn.to/3FcAKkI. My link tree is here if you’re looking for something specific: https://linktr.ee/petershankman.

    • 14 min
    Theater As a Way To Cope With Undiagnosed #ADHD With Maria Austin

    Theater As a Way To Cope With Undiagnosed #ADHD With Maria Austin

    Having #ADD or #ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their #ADD and #ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives. 
     
    Our Guest today, Maria Austin, is the lead actor in the Apple TV feature film, “Mercy,” and she will be on stage at the Playground Theater in West London playing in “Agatha,” a multi-award winning play, written by Angela Davis. Maria also founded the production company, Dawn Chorus Films, which is working to bring more women to professional TV crews. Maria is passionate about telling women’s stories and experiences and she was diagnosed with #ADHD at 30.
     
    Enjoy! 
     
    [You are now safely here]
     
    00:00 - Thank you again so much for listening and for subscribing!!
     
    00:44 - Introducing Maria. 
     
    02:25 - Maria’s diagnosis story and what she is learning now. 
     
    03:35 - Being a woman growing up with undiagnosed #ADHD. 
     
    05:20 - Going to school with #ADHD. 
     
    07:16 - Maria’s theater experience. 
     
    09:04 - Why she founded Dawn Chorus Films. 
     
    11:27 - What would you tell a young person who wants to perform but is scared? 
     
    12:50 - "Hyperfixation helps my acting career."
     
    Connect with Maria on Instagram @mlaustin92
     
    If you haven't picked up a copy of my book The Boy with the Faster Brain yet, it is on Amazon and it is a number #1 One Bestseller in all categories! Click HERE or buy your copy at https://amzn.to/3FcAKkI. My link tree is here if you’re looking for something specific: https://linktr.ee/petershankman.

    • 16 min
    The Sexual Turning Point for Society with Kim Airs

    The Sexual Turning Point for Society with Kim Airs

    *In this episode, we discuss topics that are adult or sexual in nature. Listener discretion is advised.*
    Having #ADD or #ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their #ADD and #ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives. 
    Our Guest today is Kim Airs. Kim takes a friendly and honest approach to sexuality education and has been in the sexual health and wellness field for 30 years. Kim founded the award winning store, “Grand Opening!”, in 1993 after she left a high ranking job at Harvard University. Kim currently is a consultant for emerging sexual health and wellness products, she reviews products for several publications, provides product trainings, and is involved in several areas of sexual health education. She has taught countless classes on consensual sexuality, provides sex education for doctors, sex therapists, and other professionals in the sexual and wellness field, and hosts a podcast called “Sex Chats with Kim Airs.” Kim has recently been named to the 2024 Adult Video News Hall of Fame and has presented for numerous sexual health organizations and in many universities while also contributing to several well known publications in the industry. She was the inspiration for the documentary, “Orgasm Inc.,” about the prescription drug industry’s interest in women’s sexual health and wellness and she founded the country’s first amateur adult film festival. Enjoy! 
    [You are now safely here]
     
    00:00 - Thank you again so much for listening and for subscribing!!
     
    02:13 - Why I brought Kim on the podcast.
     
    02:39 - How do you go from Harvard to sex store?
     
    03:20 - “I have a crazy passion about all things sex.”
     
    06:07 - Sex and #ADHD.
     
    07:04 - Advice for those who are uncomfortable talking about sex. 
     
    09:20 - Coining the term “sexual health and wellness.”
     
    12:47 - The turning point for society. 
     
    13:30 - The hard signs around sexuality. 
     
    Connect with Kim on: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimairs/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kim.airs
    X: @kimairs
    Cameo- naughty grandma 
    If you haven't picked up a copy of my book The Boy with the Faster Brain yet, it is on Amazon and it is a number #1 One Bestseller in all categories! Click HERE or buy your copy at https://amzn.to/3FcAKkI. My link tree is here if you’re looking for something specific: https://linktr.ee/petershankman.

    • 17 min
    Catching up with André Brisson: Why, How, and What to Do Growing up Being Told You Are Broken

    Catching up with André Brisson: Why, How, and What to Do Growing up Being Told You Are Broken

    Having #ADD or #ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their #ADD and #ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives. 
     
    Our Guest today is André Brisson, host of The Impulsive Thinker Podcast, the podcast for the high achieving #ADHD entrepreneur. Andre owns a consulting engineering company and recently started Tactical Breakthroughs where he is developing the ADHD Transformation Journey program. Diagnosed late in life with severe #ADHD and mild Asperger’s (#ASD), the mechanisms and systems he created to overcome his undiagnosed ADHD have helped him achieve success. André has a special ability for learning complex information and simplifying it to help others to solve complex problems. He currently operates three successful companies, including a self-managing entrepreneurial engineering firm specializing in niche markets that require unique training, experience, and impulsive instinct to try new things. 
     
    Enjoy! 
     
    [You are now safely here]
     
    00:00 - Thank you again so much for listening and for subscribing!!
     
    01:02 -  Life updates with Andre
     
    02:00 - How is #neurodiversity treating you?
     
    03:09 - Avoiding complications
     
    04:34 - Emotional wounds vs physical wounds with #ADHD
     
    06:19 - Communicating with assertiveness
     
    07:47 - Growing up being told you are “broken”
     
    08:20 - Getting in trouble for how things get done, not the end result
     
    09:00 - How do you break old habits?
     
    11:00 - Having teenage girls who are getting older 
     
    11:58 - Learning how to ask for help
     
    13:05 - Advocating for his daughter 
     
    14:10 - A new way to problem solve 
     
    15:25 - Formulas and distrust. 
     
    16:20 - Brainstorming without action 
     
    18:06 - You need to understand why 
     
    Connect with André on:
    Facebook: @André Brisson
    LInkedIn: @André Brisson, P. Eng. 
    X: @fatrol
    Website: https://www.tacticalbts.com
     
    Check out André’s Objective Engineering Breakthrough Inc. here. 
     
    Technical Breakthroughs:
    Facebook: @Tactical Breakthroughs 
    LinkedIn: @Tactical Breakthroughs 
    X: @TacticalBts
    Website: https://www.tacticalbts.com
     
    The Impulsive Thinker Podcast:
    Facebook: @The Impulsive Thinker Podcast 
    LinkedIn: @The Impulsive Thinker Podcast 
    X: @impulsivthinker
    Website: https://www.tacticalbts.com/podcast
     
    If you haven't picked up a copy of my book The Boy with the Faster Brain yet, it is on Amazon and it is a number #1 One Bestseller in all categories! Click HERE or buy your copy at https://amzn.to/3FcAKkI. My link tree is here if you’re looking for something specific: https://linktr.ee/petershankman.

    • 20 min
    How Ice Baths Saved Her Life and Built Her Business with Ashley Claire Skywalker

    How Ice Baths Saved Her Life and Built Her Business with Ashley Claire Skywalker

    Having #ADD or #ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their #ADD and #ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives. 
     
    Our Guest today is Ashley Clair Skywalker, creator of the TikTok series, Fun Facts From an Ice Bath. Skywalker uses her ADHD superpowers to channel her hyper-fixation into research. On her journey to heal herself from “incurable” Mast Cell Activation, she discovered Ice Baths for her immune system. Through her fun videos she has been able to teach people all over the world about science and give away fun facts. Since gaining an audience on TikTok, she now spends her days coaching, helping others heal themselves, and of course, sharing her Fun Facts From an Ice Bath!
     
    Enjoy! 
     
    [You are now safely here]
     
    00:00 - Thank you again so much for listening and for subscribing!!
     
    01:11 - Introducing Ashley. 
     
    02:20 - Ashley in her own words. 
     
    03:13 - The environment and your #mindset. 
     
    04:00 - Is it boring living in the middle of nowhere?
     
    04:50 - Where do you find your random facts?
     
    05:55 - Why an ice bath? 
     
    07:01 - Benefits from #icebaths. 
     
    08:50 - #ADHD and #meditation. 
     
    11:11 - How much do we know about ourselves?
     
    12:20 - Ashley’s advice for those with #ADHD.
     
    Connect with Ashley on:
    TikTok: @ashleyclairskywalker
    Facebook: Ashley Clair Skywalker
    YouTube: Ashley Clair Skywalker
     
    Ashley also created a workshop that dives into the science of mediation with #ADHD and walks you through guided meditations. She is giving Faster Than Normal viewers and exclusive 10% off this meditation guidance! To claim this offer, visit, https://www.ashleyclairskywalker.com/meditation-101-course and use the promo code “FASTERTHANNORMAL”.
     
    For other coaching opportunities and to connect with Ashley, visit her website www.ashleyclairskywalker.com. 
     
    If you haven't picked up a copy of my book The Boy with the Faster Brain yet, it is on Amazon and it is a number #1 One Bestseller in all categories! Click HERE or buy your copy at https://amzn.to/3FcAKkI. My link tree is here if you’re looking for something specific: https://linktr.ee/petershankman.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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477 Ratings

477 Ratings

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Not Broken

I just got diagnosed with ADHD at age 56. I’ve lived a private double life for decades and am exhausted, but the diagnosis means I am not broken and podcasts like this help me realize it’s been a super power. Now I can focus (ha!) on methods to remove the “exhausted” parts of my daily life. I am not broken, I will be whole, and this podcast is inspiring!

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Just found this amazing podcast!!

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It’s fast and provides good information and examples about how to be successful as an adult with ADHD. It is a superpower not a curse. You just need to learn how to use it.

I’m only 27 episodes in and I’m hooked.

Time to hyper focus!!!

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Changing my life

I didn’t know what was wrong with me, but I knew that I couldn’t imagine living the rest of my life like this. I was re-diagnosed at 38 (after being diagnosed at age 9 and parents didn’t tell me). This podcast has helped my mindset tremendously and has given me so many good tips to manage this diagnosis. Running my own business has been an incredible challenge, but am working day to day to implement strategies that I’ve heard on this podcast and it’s helping tremendously!

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