Ril Giles is SuperADDmom
Listen to our January 11th podcast ‘Ril Giles is SuperADDmom’. This week’s discussion was with special guest Ril Giles aka Super-ADD-Mom. Ril is 40 years old with ADHD from Ontario Canada. She was diagnosed ADHD in 2005 after the birth of her second child, when her symptoms became unmanageable. She is an Independent ADHD Coach, which she calls an Independent Neuro-Function Facilitator. Basically… a daily living ability coach to children and adults with ADHD, with special interests in helping mothers/women.
“I tackle the daily living struggles that often are the parts of ADHD people struggle with that stops them from seeing the positive of being ADHD. The lost keys, staying on top of housework, having clean clothes, time management etc. I have over 10 years of background work in early infant care and child development. As an INFF, I assess the client’s biggest issues in day to day living, their needs, and what their current self instilled coping techniques are, to help my clients with ADHD begin to be more functional in life in achieving their goals. I help them begin getting control of the chaos at home through a program I developed over the last 10 years called ‘ADDing Routine’ which I share for free on my website in ongoing blog posts.”
Be sure to visit her website and follow her on social media:
@superaddmom on twitter, facebook, instagram & Pinterest and www.superddmom.com
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Addiction Starts with ADD – Part 4
Listen here to our December 21st podcast ‘Addiction Starts with ADD – Part 4’. This week’s discussion was with special guests Chris Gewehr and Della Taylor. Listen to our powerful discussion on addiction and how it affects people with ADD/ADHD. We will be discussing all types of addiction; substance abuse, alcoholism, eating disorders, gambling, sex, compulsive lying, co-dependency/enabling, etc.
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Listen here to our December 14th podcast ‘ADHD Awareness’. This week’s discussion was with Crystal Lowe, the creator of ADDility (Unity creates possibilities beyond comprehension), an ADHD awareness campaign, focusing on making an impact by creating a community supporting ADHD wellness and a comprehensive database of tools for success. Setting out to appeal to mainstream and erase stigmas even down to the youngest of grade levels, to prevent any unnecessary harm that misconceptions can create.
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Compassion Fatigue: How Mindful Meditation & Self-Compassion Can Help
Listen here to our December 7th podcast ‘Compassion Fatigue: How Mindful Meditation & Self-Compassion Can Help’. This week’s discussion was with Cayce Howe, the founder of UnshakableMind.com. Cayce began meditating as a teen in the late 80’s and has lived for nearly 6 years at meditation retreat centers, which include a one-year closed retreat in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He is an instructor for LA’s renowned meditation center, InsightLA, and has co-founded CalmCare.org, an organization dedicated to assisting caregivers with compassion fatigue using practical meditation techniques. With over 9 years experience as a family caregiver he has a unique view of how meditation can assist us as we try to care for ourselves and care for others.
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Living with ADD
Listen here to our November 23rd show ‘Living with ADD’. This week’s discussion was with Gale Knight as she shared about her childhood, finding a line of work that’s been successful for her including her online volunteer work, what she’s done since acknowledging her ADD and how it changed her life. * All podcasts are also available on iTunes after the broadcast airs*
Strategies for Coping with Everyday Effects of the Negative Symptoms of ADD
Listen here to our November 16th show ‘Strategies for Coping with Everyday Effects of the Negative Symptoms of ADD’. This week’s discussion was with Chris de Baca on strategies for Lack of Focus, Impulsivity, Procrastination, Difficulty Regulating Emotions, Time Management, Losing things, etc. * All podcasts are also available on iTunes after the broadcast airs*
Working from the Inside Out
Listen here to our November 2nd show ‘Working from the Inside Out: Transcending personal/emotional growth & becoming interconnected to something bigger than ourselves’. * All podcasts are also available on iTunes after the broadcast airs*
ADHD Blogs & Bloggers
Listen here to our October 19th show ‘ADHD Blogs & Bloggers’. This week’s discussion was with Tom Nardone. Tom is a successful ADHD blogger and will be sharing what he has learned from blogging. He will also share the benefits and the challenges it has presented; hate-mail, his mistakes, and a whole lot more. Learn how blogging about ADHD can be a source of help and hope. * All podcasts are also available on iTunes after the broadcast airs*
ADD Medication & Self-awareness
Listen here to our October 5th discussion on ‘ADD Medication & Self-awareness’. Justine Ruotolo, aka Miss ADD, welcomed back to the show Chris de Baca. This week’s discussion was on using medication temporarily to help you grasp the tools needed to really work on self-awareness and mindfulness. All podcasts are also available on iTunes.
Listen here to our September 28th show ‘ADD Anonymous’. Justine Ruotolo, aka Miss ADD, welcomed back to the show Chris de Baca. This week’s discussion was an open forum for listeners to call in and share, vent, ask questions, or release as needed regarding ADD & ADHD symptoms. We provided a safe, anonymous place for people to share their struggles, tips & suggestions, or ask questions. All previous podcasts are available on iTunes.
Mindfulness & Meditation: Controlling Your ADD Symptoms
Listen here to our September 21st show ‘Mindfulness & Meditation: Controlling Your ADD Symptoms’. This week’s discussion was on the power of using meditation and mindfulness to overcome negative symptoms of ADHD. All previous podcasts are available on iTunes.
Autism & Stem Cells
Listen here to our September 14th show ‘Autism & Stem Cells’. This week’s discussion was with Marty Kelly. Marty’s son, Kenneth, was diagnosed with Autism, and she had exhausted every possible medical treatment in the U.S. She and her husband eventually traveled to Panama, for Kenneth to receive STEM CELL TREATMENTS and it made a huge difference in his life. At age 8 he had an IQ of 55, at 13 he is now in school and has an IQ of 98. Listen to find out why they attribute this incredible success to stem cell treatments. *All previous podcasts are available on iTunes.
Addiction Starts with ADD – Part 3
Listen here to our September 7th show ‘Addiction Starts with ADD – Part 3’. This week’s show was a powerful discussion on addiction and how it affects people with ADD/ADHD. We discussed all types of addiction; substance abuse, alcoholism, eating disorders, gambling, sex, compulsive lying, co-dependency/enabling, etc. *All previous podcasts are available on iTunes.
Controlling Your Temper and Choosing Your Battles
Listen here to our August 31st show ‘Controlling Your Temper and Choosing Your Battles’ with Andrew Wilcox. *All previous podcasts are available on iTunes.
Compensate for Your Unstructured Brain with External Structures for Productivity
Listen here to our August 17th show ‘Compensate for Your Unstructured Brain with External Structures for Productivity’ with Alan Brown from ADD Crusher™. *All previous podcasts are available on iTunes.
ADHD & Marriage: Maintaining Balance & Harmony Versus Living on the Edge
Listen here to our July 27th show ‘ADHD & Marriage: Maintaining Balance & Harmony Versus Living on the Edge’. This week’s discussion included:
1. Six practical and simple approaches to maintaining a healthier and honest relationship with yourself first, and then your spouse. What are you doing to help yourself or not?
2. Basic slogans to post in your home or office as reminders.
3. The Power of Delegation, Letting Go, Getting the Right Help, and knowing one’s limits.
*All previous podcasts are available on iTunes.
ADHD | Podcasts Meet Chris de Baca
Listen here to our July 20th show ‘ADHD | Podcasts Meet Chris de Baca’. This week I was joined by Chris de Baca, a member of my SouthBay ADHD Support group. In 2011 Chris was diagnosed with and began treatment for Adult ADHD. His diagnosis answered four decades of questions previously written off by others as simply having poor character traits or work ethics. While this opened a door to a new reality, it did little to prepare him from the impending collapse of his life.
*All previous podcasts are available on iTunes.
Organization vs Disorganization w/ Tom Nardone
Getting Hired and Fired with Tom Nardone
ADHD Podcasts : Greetings Everyone! His Name is Tom Nardone and he is ADHD. His blogs are tomnardone.net and adhdpeople.net In his twenties, he was quite unfocused and hopped from job to job frequently.
He was fired from or quit over 21 jobs in a single year.
Tom says, “My purpose is not to brag about being fired so many times as impressive as some of you my find this to be. However in order to be fired 21 times you have to be hired 21 times. It is this I wish to impart unto you. I will be sharing what I have learned about the process of the “Job Interview”, and other work place scenarios. For many of us, this ritual we must go through to get hired is a dreaded one. ” ADHD Podcasts
Addiction Starts with ADD Part 1
Addiction Starts with ADD’. Listen live for a powerful discussion on addiction and how it affects people with ADD/ADHD. I will be discussing all types of addiction; substance abuse, alcoholism, eating disorders, gambling, sex, compulsive lying, co-dependency/enabling, etc. ADHD podcasts
The ADD Marriage: Couples Living with ADD/ADHD
ADHD Podcasts: Tom and Yvonne Nardone will be guests on this week’s episode, Sunday April 27th. Tom and Yvonne will be discussing, bantering, and laughing with Justine as they discuss the ins and outs of their marriage and how couples with ADD/ADHD carry on. Listen live this Sunday 4/27 at 4pm PDT. ADHD podcasts
How to Parent Children with Special Needs
ADHD Podcasts: Adrienne Bashista, is a writer, speaker, teacher and special needs parent advocate. While her focus is on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), she also educates parents on brain-based disabilities, or as she calls them invisible special needs. Adrienne is the mother of two boys and currently lives in central North Carolina with them and her husband. ADHD podcasts
Embracing ADD/ADHD with Humor
ADHD Podcasts: Tom Nardone will be the guest this Sunday, March 9th. Join us for his first ever radio appearance. Tom’s claim is, he is not a writer, although he plays one in real life. Tom is a very funny blogger and he presents a rare form of honesty, seldom seen on the blogosphere. He has also written a book that should be out this spring. He is married and lives in Greenville, South Carolina. On the show, we will discuss Tom’s book and his blogs, but this show is to be fun and entertaining. Tom is a fountain of insight. Come and drink from him. ADHD podcasts
ADHD Podcasts: I welcome Julio to the show. Julio is a Fitness/Life Coach, focusing on the ADHD population. Julio, is also a member of my adult ADD, support group, where he leads meditation weekly. Julio is going to share his struggle’s with ADD, and how the group, and mindfulness led him to the peacful place he lives in today. Julio will also share the tools he gives to his clients, for success!! ADHD podcasts
5 Ways to Overcome Adult A.D.H.D. Underachievement
ADHD Podcasts: I welcome Alan Brown back to my program. Alan is an ADHD Coach, and the creator of acclaimed ADD Crusher™ video. Alan and I will be dsicussing the 5 ways to overcome adult ADHD underachievement at work and school. These strategies, are easy, fun, and helpful for the ADHD brain. ADHD podcasts
Emotional Individuation, Mindfulness, and A.D.H.D.
I welcome back David to the program. David is a coaching client of mine, and a member of my adult support group. In this segment I will continue to follow up on his progress. David has been working on emotionally individuating through the work he has been doing in our coaching sessions and the Adult ADHD support group held in Torrance, CA. Please listen for an inside look on emotional individuation. You will hear first hand how mindfulness can help the ADHD brain individuate, and put you in control of the negative symptoms associated with ADHD. ADHD podcasts
ADHD & Exercise & Mindfulness
I welcome Julio to the show. Julio is a Fitness/Life Coach, focusing on the ADHD population. Julio, is also a member of my adult ADD, support group, where he leads meditation weekly. Julio is going to share his struggle’s with ADD, and how the group, and mindfulness led him to the peacful place he lives in today. Julio will also share the tools he gives to his clients, for success!! ADHD podcasts
The Search for Natural Techniques for A.D.H.D.
I welcome Jason Alster to the program. Jason and I will be discussing natural techniques for ADHD. Jason joins us from the east coast, Conneticut, where he works as an ADD coach. Jason is an author, and created a movie, titled, “Being in Control: Natural Solutions for ADD, Dyslexia, and Test Anxiety.” In addition to coaching, Jason helps his clients develop study strategies, relaxed concentration skills, memory techniques, time management, test taking strategies, and more. ADHD podcasts
How Mindfulness Can Help Stress In The New Year for those with A.D.H.D.
Happy New Year! Please join me this Sunday, January 12, 2014, 4:00pm, PST, as I welcome Robert to the program. Robert has ADHD, and like many in the adult population, was diagnosed later on in life. Robert discovered he had ADHD when his son was diagnosed, when he started school. During Robert’s research into adult ADHD, he found an adult support group in New York City. ADHD podcasts
Bipolar Disorder and ADHD
ADHD Podcasts: Please join me this coming Sunday, January 5, 2014, as I welcome to the show Natasha Tracy.She is an award-winning writer and speaker from the Pacific Northwest. She specializes in writing about bipolar disorder, depression, pharmacology, and other mental health issues. Her expertise has been sought after by academics and reporters, she is to be featured in an upcoming documentary on bipolar disorder, and she has been a speaker at the National Council Mental Health and Addictions conference. She was named the second most influential online depression writer by Sharecare.com. Natasha and I will be discussing Bipolar disorder and ADHD. She will be talking about her own diagnosis with bipolar disorder, and how she has learned to embrace this, and approach it from a positive place. We will also be discussing tips for enlightening us to be able to understand what bipolar disorder is, and the best way to treat it. Natasha will also discuss Mindfulness, and how it has changed her life! ADHD podcasts
Zen Hacks” Mindfulness for the A.D.H.D. Brain!!
I welcome Alan Brown to my program. Alan is an A.D.H.D. Coach, and the creator of acclaimed ADD Crusher™ videos. Alan and I will be discussing the benefits of mindfulness for the A.D.H.D. brain. Alan will provide us with an understanding of the power WE hold over outside circumstances by virtue of understanding and controlling our inner voice. Leave this interactive presentation with a “toolbox” of powerful, yet easy-to-implement “brain-hacks” that can be put to work immediately. ADHD podcasts
ADHD | Happy Holidays
The Holiday season can be filled with joy, good cheer, family, friends, shopping, and tons of “STRESS”! For those of us with ADHD, this can exacerbate the negative symptoms! Jenna is an ADHD Coach, and the founder of “Never Defeated Coaching”. Her practice is located just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where she works with adults with ADHD. Jenna wrote an e-book, about the stresses of the Holiday’s; helping those with ADHD develop the coping skills they need for a Happy Holiday Season! ADHD podcasts
The Gift of ADHD, Hypo-mania and Non-Verbal Learning Disability
I am delighted to have my two sons on the show. Chris is 26 and has ADHD and Hypomania, and Michael has ADHD and NLD (Non-verbal Learning Disability). They will be talking about how their lives have unfolded with the “Gift of ADD.” ADHD podcasts
Managing Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Michelle Amundson returns to the show to discuss ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) in the classroom and at home. We will also be touching upon 504 plans and IEP’s (Individual Education Plans) again. Michele has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and is a teacher in the Torrance School District. She is also a tutor for special needs children. ADHD podcasts
The Calming Effects of Juggling
My special guest is Sean, a retired Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown. He has found that juggling can be used with ADD kids to help them relax and focus. He will be discussing his new book and the positive and negative effects of ADD on his life. ADHD podcasts
How an ADHD Couple Works
This week I will be interviewing my ADD husband! He will talk about his ADD and we will both talk about why two ADD people can live together happily! ADHD podcasts
The Last Phase of Emotional Individuation
In this segment I will be speaking with my client, Reese, who has been working on emotional individuation through therapy and the Adult ADHD Support group held in Torrance, CA. She is in the last phase of the process and will be sharing her insights from this journey. Please tune in for an inside look on the individuation process and feel free to call with any questions. ADHD podcasts
An Inside Look at Emotional Individuation
In this segment I will be following up on the progress of my client, David. He has been working on emotionally individuating through the work he has been doing in therapy and the Adult ADHD Support group held in Torrance, CA. Please tune in for an inside look on the individuation process and feel free to call with any questions. ADHD podcasts
The 411 on 504 Plans & IEPs
Michelle Amundson returns to the show to discuss 504 plans, IEPs (Individual Education Plans), including how to write and implement them. We will also address how you can deal with the school system to get the most out of the accommodations and how to avoid or handle any pitfalls. Don’t miss this show on ensuring the success of your special needs child or adolescent!
Michele has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and is a teacher in the Torrance school district. She is also a tutor for special needs children. ADHD podcasts
How to find a Job that Feeds Your Soul
Have you found yourself distracted, bored, job hopping, or felt trapped in a job with no idea how to identify the right path? Join Shell Mendelson and I for a discussion on finding a career that you are passionate about. Shell has worked with many people with ADD and will address why it is absolutely essential that ADDers love what they do for a living. Tune in to hear strategies that could change your life. ADHD podcasts
This fall, Los Angeles Unified will shift hundreds of disabled students from special-education centers to traditional schools. In this podcast we will focus on how you can prepare for the challenges this change may bring.
I’m very pleased to have Michelle Amundson to discuss ways to ensure the success of your special needs child or adolescent. Michele has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and is a teacher in the Torrance school district. She is also a tutor for special needs children.
She will be discussing the importance of communicating with your child’s case manager and how the IEP process should be conducted so that your child’s needs are properly addressed. ADHD podcasts
Back to School: Preparing your ADHD Child
It’s that time of the year again! Are you ready to go back to school? How will you get your kids to transition from all-night slumber parties to waking up on time?
In this podcast we will be discussing how you can prepare and get organized for returning to school, including:
– Strategies to prepare your kids emotionally for the first day of school.
– Tips for speaking with teachers and counselors so your child is best accommodated.
Most importantly, we will discuss how you can engage your kids to being organized and putting their best foot forward. ADHD podcasts
The Mindful Parent of ADHD Kids
Many people these days deal with a tremendous amount of stress. Parenting is what all of us want to do well, so we can have happy and emotionally healthy children. I have noticed that if we take care of ourselves, release the stress, and lead peaceful and harmonious lives, parenting gets easier.
Children, adolescents, and adults, with ADHD, have very sensitive psyches, which make it difficult to regulate emotions. The feelings overwhelm them like a tidal wave, and raging can become part of their daily routine. This is why “Mindfulness” is a must for the parents, children, and adolescents in this population. Understanding the negative symptoms of ADHD, such as, procrastination, inattention, losing things, lateness, to name a few, happens when we are in the moment, less stressed, and able to see these as behaviors as “what they do, not who they are.”
Please tune in and feel free to call in with your questions or comments.
Justine Ruotolo, aka Miss ADD, has been an ADHD coach for over 20 years, helping people with ADHD embrace their gifts and overcome roadblocks. ADHD podcasts
Individuation: Growing Up Emotionally
We will continue our discussion with individuation. The guest on the show is a client of mine and a member of the Adult ADHD Support Group I run. We will discuss his process of individuation and growing up emotionally. ADHD podcasts
Positive Parenting Your ADHD Child or Adolescent
Do we have children to yell at them? Do we lose ourselves in the process of becoming a parent, thereby detracting us from what we want to accomplish as parents?
In this episode we will be discussing how to create a positive atmosphere to help your child or adolescent be successful. It’s easy to let the challenges of parenting get the best of us, and this is even more of an issue when our children have special needs because of ADHD. ADHD podcasts
Communicating Effectively in the ADHD Relationship
In this episode we will have a couple on the show. The husband has ADHD and the wife does not. We will discuss communication problems and successes they have had and new strategies for communicating effectively.
Please join us for this 1.5 hour session and feel free to call in with your questions or comments! ADHD podcasts
Resentment and the ADHD Relationship
We will continue our discussion on relationships and ADHD, focusing on how easily resentment can build for both parties when one or both individuals has ADHD.
We will have two guests on the show: A man who is in a committed relationship with someone with ADHD, and a woman who has ADHD and was in a committed relationship with someone without ADHD.
Please join us for this special 1.5 hour session and feel free to call in with your questions or comments! ADHD podcasts
Relationships with ADHD
In this episode, we will continue discussing how ADHD can impact relationships and what you can do about it. We will have a couple on the show to discuss their experiences. ADHD podcasts
Dating with ADHD
How do the negative symptoms of ADHD affect your Dating? Have you been late, did you go to the wrong meeting place, did your impulsivity get the best of you, did you attempt to pay for the dinner and realize you forgot your wallet? ADHD podcasts
Individuation and ADHD
I will be discussing individuation and how it relates to the ADHD adult and adolescent, the importance of growing up and taking responsibility, and untethering ourselves from our co-dependents. This process allows us to control the negative symptoms of ADHD. ADHD podcasts
How to Parent an Adolescent with ADD
In this episode, we will discus: Coaching vs. controling your adolescent and helping your adolescent embrace their creative mind set, and focusing on the positives to help improve self-esteem.
ADD & Co-occurring Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, etc)
Join the Miss ADD hour while we discuss, co-occurring disorders with ADD. The neurons in our brain fire differently than someone who does not have ADD. When this misfire happens, the other chemicals in the brain, like serotonin, dopamine, etc.… get thrown off as well. These chemical imbalances can cause depression, anxiety, OCD, ODD, to name a few. These additional challenges can make it very difficult for the child, adolescent, adult, and parents, to deal with all theses symptoms at once. I lived with this myself, struggling with anxiety and depression for many years. Both my son’s also struggled with additional chemical imbalances. We all survived, and are thriving. So let me give you the necessary tools to survive and thrive. Please, call into the show with your questions and concerns.
Self-Awareness & ADHD
Join us in learning about the first step in controlling the negative symptoms of ADD, “Self-Awareness”. Becoming self-aware helps all of us to identify behaviors, acknowledge how they affect our relationships, and begin the process of taking responsibility for them. In addition, I would like everyone to know that I will take questions about ADD from everyone, and it does not need to be about self-awareness. If there are parents who are struggling with issues related to their ADD child, or adolescent, call in and I can help!
Meditation & ADD
In this episode we will be discussing how meditation can help your ADD/ADHD symptoms. We will have special guest Lee Konecke leading a meditation and answering any questions you may have.
The Importance of Mindfulness and ADD
In this episode we’ll discuss how practicing mindfulness can improve your ability to focus, stay present and harness your creativity.
An Overview of ADD
In this segment we will introduce Miss ADD and give an overview of ADD as she does her first show ever. We will also take questions from adults with ADD.