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Author: Christian Rivera

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Hosted by @letsgocnote, DOPEamine helps you manage your day-to-day mental health, develop your creative message and connect with your personality.

Christian Rivera shares his stories of growth as an INTP, someone with Cyclothymia, a cyclical version of bipolar disorder, and someone developing a creative coaching business. C.Note shares lessons, stories, and ideas from mental health, video games, personality psychology, personal experiences, books, podcasts, relationship, and more.

We help make logical connections to empower you towards the future you want to create! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/support
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ADHD has been a challenge for me all of my life whether or not I recognized that it was there. Now that I know of its existence in my life I can back track and understand the tips and tricks I've given myself to subvert the challenges I've been facing this whole time. Often I translated it as "tricking myself" but in essence I was figuring out and applying well-known tricks for managing these aspects of who I am. There's a great book called "10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction and Accomplish Your Goals" which helped me hone this list of practical tips. You can get it with this affiliate link here: https://amzn.to/2NFOgS0--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/support
We're opening up some uncomfortable wounds on today's episode. I've spent much of my life having some challenging relationships with women, namely because of my perception of myself, what I wanted and how I felt I could get what I wanted. That resulted in a lot of manipulation of behavior, creating undo influence, and seeking out other relationships while in current relationships in order to satisfy I needed I wasn't sure about. This is a story about my connection to myself and sharing my growth in working on integrating this shadow part of me into my life going forward to be a partner and friend.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/support
Feeling so Guilty

Feeling so Guilty

2019-10-2900:48:24

Molly and I have been obsessed with the show Catfish lately, and it's likely because there is a ton of social neurosis to unpack. Guilt being one of those common feeling that comes up in a variety of forms. Sometimes it's guilt for getting caught, sometimes it's not realizing the effect you had, sometimes it's not pursuing what you want for fear of the reality being different than expectations. Sometimes it's about not realizing the level of control someone has in our lives.Guilt is seemingly a part of our every day neurosis. We've accepted that feeling guilty is a normal part of life and it certainly is, but what isn't normal is continuing to feel guilty. Especially when we're feeling guilty over every day non-consequential things. There's likely something else to explore there. Are we actually guilty of something? Maybe our guilt is real but it's misplaced. Perhaps we're judging ourselves by the wrong standard. Perhaps we're simply not trusting our own ability to make the decisions we need to make.One of the challenges I wanted to talk about on this episode is how we tend to brush off this feeling of guilt as something that "just happens" or something that shouldn't be addressed in a larger scale or timeline. Guilt can be a gateway drug to being controlled. Guilt can be what is keeping us from transition. Guilt can be holding us back from going for what we want. Guilt can be an excuse to avoid conflict and actually holding others back because you refuse to be honest.As you can tell by my tone, this episode is a bit of a tough love episode. I'm here to challenge you to get out of autopilot and make the change you want to make. I'm here to encourage you but the rest is up to you.If you're interested in coaching, support, or have any questions send me a DM @letsgocnote--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/support
Reasons vs. Excuses: ADHD

Reasons vs. Excuses: ADHD

2019-10-2200:38:49

Lately, I've been learning about some of the challenges in my life related to ADHD. Cyclothymia has been a beast that I've been taming and feeling confident with. My mood disorder is an every 3-month thing but now that I'm learning about ADHD, I'm realizing how much this affects my day-to-day life, my commitments, relationships, and work. I'm having to revisit quite a few moments in my past and learn which scenarios in which I'm "allowed" or capable of speaking up for myself as reasons for my challenges, not excuses for my behavior. I personally feel that as long as we're doing the best we can then our reasons remain valid. I'm a little low energy this week, so I appreciate the patience of getting through this episode but it's a new important process that I'm very much willing and happy to share with you <3Sign up for our Free Myers-Briggs Audio Tour at http://www.bit.ly/dopeintrototype--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/support
Intellectualizing Emotions

Intellectualizing Emotions

2019-10-1500:43:10

What I love about doing this show is that I come across all sorts of new philosophies and topics that we may experience day to day but we not realize how common it is. Intellectualizing our emotions is very much one of those concepts. That means pushing away our feelings, shoving them down, or downplaying them for the sake of social niceties. But there are harmful side effects to suppressing how we really feel or assuming that we are expressing ourselves when we're not. This podcast episode covers all of these topics and is heavily influenced by this article: https://nickwignall.com/intellectualized-emotions/--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/support
The Epidemic of Loneliness

The Epidemic of Loneliness

2019-10-0800:48:38

We're in one of the most interconnected times in history while also facing some interesting psychological side-effects of loneliness and physical disconnection. There are greater opportunities than ever to fulfill our life's missions and work without having to interface with others so much, which brings with it the challenge of now having to seek out connection for it's own sake instead of having connection as a byproduct of utility. This means we have to acknowledge the work that we're not doing to actively connect with others and therefore we can't just blame social media and technology for our blunders of missed connection. We need to take a nice hard look at ourselves, how we connect, who we really are, and what messages we're putting out there so that we can genuinely connect in person, much like we used to.Connect with me on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/letsgocnote--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/support
I've personally had quite the challenge of facing the fear that comes from staring at a blank canvas. What do we want from this blank page? Why is it so intimidating? Is there a problem with me? Where am I going to get the motivation to create?This episode focuses on that topic of motivation and how or why we should simply start creating and giving back to reality. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/support
Every day new creators are born from the ashes of their difficult pasts. Some of the best songs written are expressions of triumph or expressions of love for the teachers in their lives. Creativity, to me, is the desire to give back to reality. What we're giving back is a remix of all of the lessons we've learned, the entertainment we've enjoyed, and the challenges we've had to face in our lives. At some point, we start to appreciate and see the value more and more in what reality has given us and instinctively want to give back to that reality. Each of us has this call to create, our collection of influences and lessons that we're wanting to translate into an expression. So, what is your call to create?Sign up for my free class called Press Start on Your Brand Messaging, a class designed to help you figure out your X to Y statement that you can take with you to parties or events when you meet new people to quickly explain what you do. It's a great class that has changed a few perspectives and I hope you'll join us!http://www.bit.ly/startmessage--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/support
Desperation is a difficult to shake feeling. You need something to change and you need it to change now. But what strategy is the best for managing desperation? On this episode I talk about desperation in 3 different contexts: personal finance, relationships, and selling. Each one comes with its own challenges but by the end we land on a few common behaviors that we can watch out for when we're in that place of desperation. bit.ly/dopeintrototype --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/support
How to be a Grown-Ass Man

How to be a Grown-Ass Man

2019-09-1000:46:29

These days, it's a challenge to be proud of being a man. If you're caught in the whirlwind of political and religious social media drama it can be easy to feel like being a man is an inferior trait. It could even feel like being a man today means to be less of a man to make room for others. I would beg the opposite of you.The world needs more grown-ass men than ever. Strength, protection, perseverance, honor, reliability, creativity, and growth are all amazing traits that men can bring to the table. What does it mean to be a grown-ass man? Well, for me, it's a few simple concepts.Join our community or Press Start on Your Brand Messaging--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dopeamine/support
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Brandy Higgins

I've just got ur podcast a few weeks ago. it's been great so far. Thank you.

Oct 1st
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Brodie Betts

Christian, I'd like to talk more with you about your podcast. if you're interested please email me. brodieannm@gmail.com

Sep 2nd
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Brodie Betts

I've just listened to your depression as a habit podcast. Can I just say, you're right on track. This is really great listening. I look forward to listening to more. Your 'I'm just a human' combined with your insight, spot on.

Sep 2nd
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