How was your Thanksgiving? Did you participate in Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Are you preparing for a December celebration? I find it interesting that we give thanks and then the very next day we start thinking about shopping to give and get STUFF. The days after Thanksgiving, I continued to ask my kids what they were "grateful" for. They kept trying to remind me that Thanksgiving had passed. Somehow my usual question about gratitude was attached to a holiday as opposed to an everyday habit that we try to practice. While I will not give them coal to teach them to be grateful for what they already have, we will be incorporating some gratitude activities through our holidays. As an ADHD mom with an ADHD child the excitement of the holidays is something I have always loved. We will be going downtown in Portland tonight to see the incredible and colorful light installations. The excitement of this visual celebration is one of my favorite things this time of year. How do you "celebrate" this season?
As always, Attention Talk Radio will continue to give insight, information, and new ways to think about topics related to ADHD and attention. Happy Holidays!
The Impact of Humor on ADHD
Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 8:00 PM
"If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane" ~ Jimmy Buffet. That's right; we're all a little crazy in our own way, especially those with ADHD. All too often, ADD-ers get caught up in the seriousness of life. Most could use a little humor to lighten things up and to laugh at themselves to take off some of the pressure. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, we interview comedian and ADD-er Rick Green on humor and its impact on ADHD. If you have ADHD and need to lighten things up, this is the show for you.
ADHD: The Difference between Diagnosis and How It Manifests
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 8:00 PM
Do you "get" attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Yeah, yeah, yeah... it's impulsivity, hyperactivity, and distractibility. You procrastinate, you're late, and you can't find anything. But do you really understand how ADHD manifests? In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff and Kirsten interview Gina Pera, author, speaker, and prize-winning journalist, to get her thoughts on the topic and share some fun stories around how ADHD can manifest.
The Impact of ADHD on CommunicationsWednesday, December 5, 2012, 8:00 PM
"What we've got here is a failure to communicate." This quotation from the 1967 film "Cool Hand Luke" is the center of our topic in this episode of Attention Talk Radio. Join us as co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein on communication specifically related to those impacted by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and how communication can be impacted by many ADHD symptoms. Dr. Bernstein also shares effective ways to manage communication struggles.
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ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 8:00 PM
What is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)? Can an individual have ADHD and OCD at the same time? If so, how can a person obsess and be compulsive and, at the same time, be impulsive and distracted? Believe it or not, it happens. Join us in this episode of Attention Talk Radio, as we interview Dr. Roberto Olivardia on this topic, which is near and dear to his heart.
ADHD Moms at Home: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 8:00 PM
In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, Sheryl Greenfield lays it on the line, telling the good, the bad, the ugly, and the uglier. What makes her an authority? She live it! Now, she's an ADHD coach helping moms just like her get through their day. If you want theories, don't listen to this show. If you want to understand what goes on in the trenches, this is the show for you!
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