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Moira has an impromptu end of season 1 message for you. Not getting to a softball game on time, so many thoughts, feelings, and unrealistic expectations, and how that connects to ADHD, time management, and podcasting, are all fair game today. Moira needed to take a moment, take stock, have a reality check, get honest, be compassionate, and come up with a plan to continue with her day. That’s not even all of it—it was a busy 9 minutes! Support me on Patreon and get exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more.Find me  on Facebook   Instagram   TwitterFor show notes including next steps, resources, and articles on this topic, visit ADHD Friendly Lifestyle
To experience less wear and tear in our lives, creating an insider’s guide helps to manage our limited resources—time, energy, and capacity to have them for what we value. With  ADHD it's also easy to forget hard-won insight and knowledge, a personalized insiders' guide captures that. Moira shares breaking down what needs to be done, and having what needs to be on hand—to really do the things. Not sure if you are ready for that?  She covers what to do if you are dipping your toe into the waters or are on a deep dive like her—when we have ADHD one size does not fit all. 
ADHD Friendly Lifestyle and Moira unexpectedly found themselves at a turning point that delayed the last episode of season 1 by a week. Moira shares 3 things she learned you wanted to know from her. Sign up to Patreon to get exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more: www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle
Getting started, continuing, and finishing are more complex with ADHD. Time and energy are limited supplies too. Trying harder or giving up aren't the only solutions. Slowing down to speed up has short- and long-term benefits. Continuing her progress with one particularly hard task, Moira discusses reducing effort and stress levels by creating ADHD friendly routines we like and work for us. Slowing down (and not refilling it with something else) creates capacity, effort, and time to develop our methods, then we speed up. Not by wiping the slate clean but by drawing from many convenient resources.Sign up to Patreon to get exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more: www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle
Expect delays. Time blindness, resistance, procrastination, perfectionism, and indecision are hurdles that can cause slowdowns, stumbles, or create roadblocks.  It’s even harder when we don’t see them. Tired of stumbling between hurdles and roadblocks Moira shares how she’s easing the discomfort just enough to make it easier to lower or clear the hurdles. Sign up to Patreon to get exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more: www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle
Moira’s talking about ways to see and measure growth when it’s hard to notice or even recognize. With ADHD one thing we can consistently count on is inconsistency. That doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Two steps forward and one step back is still forward. It does take us in the direction we want to go. Moira once again lets us into her life sharing a brief writing activity, her ADHD metaphor—a horse named Mabel and taking an ADHD friendly approach to change (aka an inconsistent one) that surprisingly, made a big difference. It has made it easier to spot unhelpful tendencies, improved her self-awareness, acceptance, and confidence in herself and her growth. All while still consistently finding humor in her consistently inconsistent ADHD.Sign up to Patreon to get exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle
If ADHD is more about losing interest and motivation than it is about attention and concentration what does that mean for living with ADHD? Everyone uses dopamine for motivation, experiencing pleasures and rewards, but it works differently in ADHD brains.  Understanding our dopamine differences and what our options are can help us on one level--to feel good and have more fun, on another it could be life-changing to be able to know what to do when we need more dopamine to get and stay motivated or ways to deal with being overstimulated. We are going to explore the idea of a dopa menu, popularized by Jessica McCabe of How to ADHD.  Moira shares extra tips, ideas, and strategies for creating your own dopa menu.  Sign up to Patreon to get exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle
Content warning: This episode contains discussions of eating disorders; listener discretion is advised if you feel that listening may aggravate your suffering or complicate your recovery. Discuss with your support system as necessary. Moira has struggled with her relationship with food and her body for close to 50 years, only learning she had binge eating disorder after her ADHD diagnosis. Megan’s eating disorder was recognized first, as a teenager, and her ADHD diagnosis came in 2021. Both women know we do not need to suffer endlessly anymore and there is a path to recovery. ADHD contributes to disordered eating and obesity and getting help for any of this means understanding our experiences and having ways to get the help we deserve. Sign up to Patreon to get access to exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle 
Two women with ADHD, thirty years apart in age, squeeze in as many things about living with ADHD as they can. Similarities and differences in their experiences--including school, video games, being outdoors, bars, drinking, horrendous toilets, and why ADHD would be better known as a dopamine dysregulation disorder. All in all, it's young adults like Megan and changes Moira can already see that give her hope for a better future for all of us.Sign up to Patreon to get access to exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle 
Today we are talking about why parenting with ADHD is hard, especially for moms, ways to consider taking fewer rides on that struggle bus. We can’t care for others if we are spent. If we want to parent well, then we need to know how to care for ourselves. Moira discusses what helped with how, when, and where things were hard for her that led to taking better care of herself and her family.  She also reminds those who aren’t tired, exhausted parents what we can do to help all of us suffer less.Sign up to Patreon to get access to exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle 
33: the one about home

33: the one about home

2022-01-2726:38

What can we do to make our living spaces more ADHD friendly? Today  Moira and Roxie share some favorites from their houses. Sign up to Patreon to get access to exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle 
ADHD symptoms can go up and down over time. That matches my experience, how about yours? That idea is now backed by research showing that we can have good years when our ADHD symptoms are manageable, or maybe not even apparent and in the difficult years, ADHD shows up significantly causing problems at school, work, or in relationships. Today we are exploring how we can use that information to help ourselves, and our medical providers, in both the ups and downs. We will also share 6 guiding questions that help us feel and do our best .Sign up to Patreon to get access to exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle 
The path forward isn't always clear or easy, especially when we don’t know what 2022 has in store for us, or it feels like we keep living life on hard mode. Moira shares the steps she took to identify what to she wants more of in her life and ways to help when she forgets or gets distracted.Sign up to Patreon to get access to exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle 
Hi, I’m taking a little time off and will be back with new episodes in January.  I’m sharing an episode from the archive that builds upon the latest episodes. Today we’re discussing how self-compassion improves our ability to get started, deal with challenges, keep going and get along with others. We’ll be talking about proven strategies, and ideas. They won’t prevent us from making mistakes, but when we do, and we treat ourselves with compassion, the cost is not as high-- because yup, Self-compassion also reduces stress, self-criticism, and makes our life more ADHD Friendly. While many of us have realized that we must know how to take care of ourselves and our ADHD, there can be a tendency still to believe that we’re the problem or if only we could do this or that things would be better. But what if we can’t? Even if another younger version of us could?  Our biggest consistency is often inconsistency and if we want to show up as our best versions of ourselves, it starts with self-compassion. Support me on Patreon:Sign up to Patreon to get access to exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle  Connect with me on:FacebookTwitterInstagramor ask me a question on my Contact PageFind the full show notes at https://adhdfriendlylifestyle.com/8-the-1st-about-compassion/
The one about shame

The one about shame

2021-12-2323:39

Hey folks, I'm going to be taking a little time off in December and I thought that I'd reshare a few episodes from the archives. Today we're going to be returning to an idea that has been a reoccurring theme in the last few episodes—how to change things up that are no longer serving us. We’re talking about how to manage shame, shame spirals, and considering ways that can reduce our sense of shame. We’re unpacking how we manage and what we say to ourselves when we are wanting, hoping, or waiting for things to be different. We're also going to be considering how we can be a little bit kinder to ourselves, and a few ideas on how to move towards the life we want.Sign up to Patreon to get access to exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle Support me on PatreonConnect with me on:FacebookTwitterInstagramor ask me a question on my Contact PageFind the full show notes at https://adhdfriendlylifestyle.com/5-the-one-about-coping-with-shame/
2021 is not going away quietly—it wants to give 2020 a run for the money. In need of some optimism, Moira talks about things big and small we can be proud of, ways to regain trust in our own judgment and use that to help make sense of our lives. She found some sneaky patterns that she plans to leave in 2021 and shares what support she is relying on too.Sign up to Patreon to get access to exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle 
Time and energy are limited resources that many of us struggle with, especially when we have ADHD--they can seem elusive and slippery, never quite under our control. We can understand how we experience both, how it matters for our day-to-day life, and consider some ideas to try for a more ADHD friendly life. Sign up to Patreon to get access to exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle 
 The last two years have been challenging for all of us, and getting through December can be hard when we live in a world that goes on 24/7. We often forget that human beings deserve care and rest, to be able to thrive and not just push through. What if there was a way to try differently instead of harder? Moira's spent many years thinking about this and observing what goes on around her at this time of year and has tried many, many coping strategies including house and petting sitting. This year she found the words of Brigit Anna McNeill combined with the artwork of Jessica Boehman that captures a heartwarming way to experience winter--and Caring Week if you are so inclined. Sign up to Patreon to get access to exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle 
Moira finally got a hopeful result about a medication adjustment AFTER TWO YEARS. This episode is about the process she went through, how much effort it took, how we can help each other, and why to not give up. We're worth it. There is also some info from a few doctors about medications too. Sign up to Patreon to get access to exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle 
Moira and Coach Natalie Stark cover a lot of ground in this episode! How the word queer is important for many reasons, how not living and living in a van were both ways to have an ADHDFL (friendly life), the importance of access to treatment for ADHD, and why Natalie credits going to the hospital and therapy with saving herself from suicidal ideation and coaching with feeling worthy of building a life that she wants to live.Sign up to Patreon to get access to exclusive content, early access to episodes, monthly group coaching calls, and more:https://www.patreon.com/adhdfriendlylifestyle 
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