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Apr 17, 2019

The day before Caitlin's 24th birthday, a young girl in Texas was texting while driving and didn't see a young couple on their motorcycle. Caitlin & her husband at the time were ejected from that bike. She lived to celebrate her birthday in the ICU. When she woke up from surgery the nurse informed her that she was four weeks pregnant. After 6 reconstructive surgeries on minimal pain medication, antibiotics, and anesthesia due to the pregnancy, Caitlin knew that her child was worth more than her own body. On June 12th, 2014 she amputated her left leg below the knee and began to take on life as a new Mom. February 13, 2015 she delivered a beautiful baby girl named Tinley. Caitlin had always wanted to be a Mom, but now the question arose as to what kind of mother she would become. She set her first two goals: to walk & run before the baby could. In April of 2016 she ran her first 5k w/ Tinley in a stroller. A month later, she found a crossfit gym and began a strength training regimen. A passion that began from just wanting to be a Mom who could chase her kid around, rapidly grew and transformed a woman who has since become the first amputee boxer in America, a woman who has earned Gold and Silver medals in everything from Triathlons to Javelin, completed countless marathons, and on-and-on! She has recently started BeMoreAdaptive.org who’s mission is to help the world be more adaptive, accessible, and profoundly knowledgeable about the adaptive community. We talk about choices, goal-setting, motivation and her incredible story here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Caitlin discuss:

:45-  Intro to Caitlin Conner

1:11-  Caitlin’s bio and backstory

3:00-  Welcome Caitlin! So before the accident, what was life like for you?  ref:  Video Rental Stores

4:04-  What happened on the day of your accident, and what was going on in your life?

6:16-  Unbelievable, just unbelievable! How do you begin to bounce back from such adversity?

7:30-  What was your process of deciding whether to be amputated, or not?

8:20-  On choices

8:50-  How old is your daughter now and does she realize that you are a badass?

9:12-  Your sports resume is a little crazy- tell us about how you got started and how you remain motivated.

10:24-  What is your favorite sport?

10:38-  What’s your routine for training; if you have one?

11:13-  On not competing in the Paralympics with Team USA

12:09-  Do you think ADHD may be influencing your multi-sport passion?

12:58-  What do you say to people who have had a massive life shift like you have? How do you get them back up on their horse?

14:12-  How do you handle your bad days?

15:32-  On embracing self care

16:23-  How can people find you and please give us your Instagram addy!  INSTA: @Caitlin.AndHerLegNamed.Rex  FB  www.BeMoreAdaptive.org

16:30-  Fun fact about Rex

17:08-  Thank you Caitlin and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

17:42-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

 

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Apr 10, 2019

A lot of people I meet in the ADHD world are thrown into “all things ADHD” because they simply have no choice. What’s interesting is that my guest today has decided to make educating and helping folks with ADHD his profession! He coaches, he blogs, and he has started an ADHD support group for men- which is how I found him. There aren’t just loads of places to go, especially outside of the medical community, where you can have open and frank discussions with others who are similarly gifted. Marc has recently co-authored a book that will be out soon. We talk about how he chose this path, and some about what it’s like to be a guy who’s grown up with ADHD. Enjoy! 

 

In this episode Peter and Marc discuss:

1:00-  Intro & welcome Marc!

1:57-  You struggled in school like most all of us, but you got diagnosed at age 16; tell us your story.

4:40-  On receiving the diagnosis

5:25-  After you were diagnosed, what were the most noticeable changes in your life?

6:25-  What made you want to become an ADHD life coach/wellbeing instructor?

7:56-  Tell us a little more about your “awakening moment”, how you got into the concepts of wellbeing- and how all of that mattered.  ref:  Our Transformative Journey book

9:00-  What’s next for you?  ref:  ADHD Men’s Support Group

10:48-  On how men are conditioned from a young age to ‘just shake it off’; breaking that mold

12:28-  What do you say to the 16 year-old boy who has realized that he has a problem?

13:40-  On realizing you’re not broken, but instead have an incredible gift once you learn how to use it.

14:20-  How can people find you? www.WellnessWithMarc.com  @wellnesswithMarc on INTSA @wellnesswmarc on Twitter  FB  YouTube

14:45-  Thank you Marc and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

15:27-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Mar 20, 2019

My guest today had undiagnosed ADHD until she was twenty-one, and she wore a back brace for scoliosis from the age of eleven to thirteen, an experience that led directly to her debut novel Braced from Scholastic. It received three starred reviews, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, and has been nominated for several awards. Her new middle grade novel Focused, about a girl caught between her love of chess and her ADHD, will be in stores on March 26. Focused has received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and the American Library Association’s Booklist and is a Junior Library Library Guild Selection. We talk about her struggles in learning to read, how things felt for her growing up, and how she ultimately found her voice.  Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Alyson discuss:

1:24-  Intro & welcome Aylson!  ref: books “Braced” and “Focused

2:20-  Between your back brace and ADHD, growing up must’ve been a blast! Tell us your story?

3:48-  Were you getting a ‘you're not smart’ vibe from you teachers?

6:16-  We’re seeing more & more middle aged parents get diagnosed, because they’re kids are getting diagnosed!  i.e. Richard Titus interview here

7:00-  Have you always retreated into writing like me and many of our guests? What was YOUR thing?

9:40-  On Alyson’s first creative writing class

11:00-  On reading for enjoyment!  ref:  Encyclopedia Brown Archie Comics Choose Your Own Adventure Books

11:38-  So tell us about your latest work, “Focused

14:54-  How can people find you?  AlysonGerber.com  @AlysonGerber: Twitter INSTA FB: AlysonGerberBooks

15:28-  Thank you Alyson and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

15:50-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Mar 13, 2019

So as it turns out, Titus and I have like thousands of contacts in common. Like me, he was diagnosed with ADHD later in life, after he was named to the Wired 100 list in 2010.. his resume is super extensive & impressive! We talk today about how he first discovered that he had ADHD & Dyslexia, and what he’s implemented that is making his super powers even stronger! (Oh and my voice is better now by the way- thanks for suffering though my rasp the last couple of weeks). Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Titus discuss:

1:46-  Intro & welcome Richard Titus!  ref: Wired Razorfish Breezeworks Shenzen BBC Samsung

3:20-  Tell us your story. You didn’t realize you had ADHD until you had a daughter and she was diagnosed?  ref: Dr. Roz Wright 

7:05-  On realizing you're not alone

8:06-  On indicators of having ADHD

9:54-  What’s working for you; what’s your daily routine?

11:20-  On isolating yourself in order to focus/flow/deep-work

11:49-  On the importance of being punctual

12:43-  At what point did you realize your ADHD was benefiting you?

14:00-  On seeming forgetful, or even disrespectful on the daily

16:18-  How are you getting your dopamine fix these days?

17:32-  On switching gears form ‘Work mode’ to ‘Daddy mode’

19:06-  On blasting music to help focus. ref:  Daniel Clark interview,  Brain.FM  

19:47-  Tell me what you’ve learned over the past several years, understanding your diagnosis, that makes you a better person.

21:31-  How can people find you?  @Richard Titus Twitter, INSTA, FB about.me/richardtitus

21:55-  Thank you Richard Titus and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

22:15-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Lade Abuah is a Specialist Registrar in child and adolescent psychiatry; or in American parlance- a Medical Doctor with a passion for children & mental health. 

She’s the host of Our Mental Health Matters Podcast, a member of the Royal College Of Psychiatry and today we get to talk about her experience in working with kids who have ADHD/ADD living in the United Kingdom! We exchange and compare notes about social stigmas, teaching methodologies, and ways of increasing education & awareness. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Lade discuss:

1:44-  Intro and welcome Dr. Abuah!

2:15-  What do you see as some of the biggest differences between how ADHD is viewed in the UK versus the US?  ref:  DSM-5 versus ICD-10 classifications

3:14-  Do you think ADHD is as common in the UK as it is in the US?

4:15-  How did you end up working in child Psychology/Psychiatry?

4:45-  How would you explain an ADHD diagnosis to a parent for the first time?

6:40-  Is there a movement of awareness happening in the UK?  ref podcasts w/: Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Danny Meyer.  ref: STOMP, & Dr. Abuah’s podcast “Our Mental Health Matters 

9:42-  Do you see physical fitness come into play when you’re working with children?

10:19-  Are the schools in the UK becoming more adaptable to those with ADHD/ADD?

11:15-  Some studies show that when recess is increased from 15m a day to 90m a day, ADHD students experience dramatic benefits. Is there anything like this happening in the UK? Freeplay Houston School specializing in ADHD

12:20-  Is the National Health Service looking at ADHD more than they were say, five years ago?

13:06-  How can people reach you if they want to find about more? Mental Health Matters Podcast, Twitter @OmoladeAmaka

13:41-  Thank you Lade and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

14:00-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Feb 27, 2019

Rett Harmon wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until he was in college, where he studied Real Estate. Now co-owner of Century 21 Novus, he actively sells real estate and leads his Team- Rettro Group. His previous team closed 226 transactions in 2017 so the man stays super busy! He likes video marketing, blogging for publications, and speaking at industry events, but additionally he’s an Amazon Best Selling Author, Eagle Scout, (my personal favorite), has ownership in 9 companies, and loves raising money via Reels for Easter Seals. So we talk today about how he balances it all, and his story of success. Enjoy!

 

 

In this episode Peter and Rett discuss:

1:32-  Intro and welcome Rett!

2:00-  You didn’t get diagnosed until you were in college- what was it like for you growing up?

2:42-  What did your college professor notice about you, exactly?

3:29-  What’s an average day like for you?

4:47-  What do you do to keep yourself centered?

5:32-  How does ADHD affect you positively? Negatively?

6:25-  How do you switch your brain from “Work Mode” to Family Mode” -especially with a hectic, never-stop career in Real Estate?

7:29-  Talk to me about your personal self care, and how you get your dopamine fix.

8:19-  Do you see any signs of ADD/ADHD in your kids?

10:30-  What would you tell a parent who’s kid was just diagnosed with ADHD?

13:50-  Do you have any funny stories about how ADHD has affected your life?

14:55-  How can people find you Rett? Facebook, INSTA, RettHarmon@gmail.com

15:46-  Thank you Rett and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

16:18-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Feb 20, 2019

We get to share-in a very raw and real conversation today. If your a hockey fan like me, then you know the name Theo Fleury from his 1000+ games on the ice, or from his Olympic Gold medal win in 2002! But off the rink, his life once carried the markings of a troubled childhood, abuse and coping with emotional pain through addictive and self-destructive behaviors. Today, Theo defines himself as a victor over trauma and addiction, and a facilitator to those still trying to find their way. His best-selling books, Playing with Fire and Conversations with a Rattlesnake, encourage open sharing and provide practical tools that people seeking help can personally use. We talk about his ADHD, his childhood, his adjustment to retirement and about never quitting…Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Theo discuss:

1:40-  Intro and welcome Theo Fleury!!

2:30-  You started playing hockey at five years old- what were things like for you growing up?

4:40-  Your career is amazing!! How did things go when you retired from the NHL?

9:28-  Theo on True purpose. ref: Playing With Fire” book

10:46-  On ADHD stereotypes

11:48-  On labels

13:40-  On learning to use a faster brain. Managing dopamine rushes.

15:44-  What do you do these days to get your dopamine fix?

17:42-  On staying busy, on schedule and fighting addiction

18:48-  On transitioning from a completely and fully scheduled career, to surviving on your own from day-to-day.

19:40-  On creating a new toolbox for yourself

20:55-  Why we need to be talking more about solutions

24:12-  How can people find you Theo?  www.TheoFleury.life and at Twitter, INSTA: @TheoFluery14

24:28-  Thank you so much Theo and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

24:56-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Feb 13, 2019

Relationships are hard enough to begin with. Sometimes when people with ADD&ADHD are in relationships with people who are Neurotypical, both parties don’t always know to apply the right lens, or view things for what they really are. They may internalize thoughts, not communicate about their feelings, or completely misread signals, etc. Today we get to talk to a professional who has incredible experience and perspective! Dr. Striar has been on the faculty of many leading universities where she’s taught courses on Group Dynamics, Communication, and Sexology. She has contributed to journals in the field of Sexology and Popular Culture, and has spoken at professional forums, on national television and radio. She studied with Dr. Helen Singer Kaplan, was there at the beginning of St. Mark’s Free Clinic in NYC and was around for the beginning of the Women’s Movement! (A bit more about Dr. Striar here) You probably want to put the kids to bed for this one folks! Here’s hoping you have a positive, if not good Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Sharna discuss:

1:57-  Intro and welcome Dr. Striar! 

2:52-  How did you get into the study of Sex and Sexuality?

4:15-  Let’s talk a little about how ADD&ADHD play a role in sexuality, and in relationships.

7:38-  ADD&ADHD, sex and medications. What are you learning from the patients that you are treating?

9:45-  What do you find happens whenever kids stop taking their meds, or when their insurance runs out?

10:26-  On self regulation and mindfulness

11:22-  What advice would you give for couples- one who has ADHD, and one who does not?

14:00-  Can you give any tools to help couples who may be arguing, or who haven’t quite learned how to argue yet?

16:20-  Give us one more tip about ADHD, or ADHD & Sex- give us your best one?

17:12-  How can people reach you? www.SharnaStriar.com  or DrStrair@Gmail.com  Also- her phone number is on her website.

17:44-  Thank you Sharna and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

18:10-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Feb 6, 2019

Are you curious? Are you curious on a regular basis? Do you want to know all about everything you see? If you said yes, then we’re like-minded, because I am curious about EVERYthing! So, today we’re talking with curiosity expert Diane Hamilton!  Dr. Diane Hamilton is a nationally syndicated radio host, speaker, moderator, consultant, and educator. Through her work as the MBA Program Chair at the Forbes School of Business and at several other universities, she has taught more than 1000 business courses. I have no idea how she made the time to do all that! She is also the author of multiple books, including her most recent, Cracking the Curiosity Code: The Key to Unlocking Human Potential. She is the creator of the Curiosity Code Index assessment and I’m really excited today, (and really curious), to talk with her! Here we go- Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Diane discuss:

1:57-  Intro and welcome Dr. Hamilton!  ref: “Cracking The Curiosity Code- The Key to Unlocking Human Potential”, Take The Lead” Radio Show

2:44-  Tell us about curiosity; it’s a good thing??

4:35-  What are some of the things about traditional classroom learning that might hold our curiosity back?

7:20-  How does a parent help guide a child w/ ADHD toward utilizing good and appropriate habits of learning?  ref:  Leader Kid Academy, DocuSign 

8:45-  How might you instruct parents to showcase and encourage a healthy curiosity as being a positive thing?  ref:  Steve Wozniak’s book “iWoz”

11:42-  What is one of the most surprising things you’ve discovered in your research?

12:26-  What are the negatives of stifling curiosity?

13:10-  On staying curious and encouraging curiosity

14:34-  How can folks find you Diane?  https://drdianehamilton.com/blog/ @DrDianeHamilton on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube

15:05-  Thank you Diane and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

15:32-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Jan 30, 2019

I am thrilled & honored to finally visit with famed restauranteur & author, Danny Meyer! What a great guy, plus- he is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack! (If I see you at the gym twice this weekend, you’ll know why). Today we talk about building a business that puts quality customer satisfaction first, coffee milkshakes, the necessity of cheese, and how folks with ADD&OCD often become great entrepreneurs! A little more about Danny:  The Union Square Hospitality Group comprises some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, and more. Danny, his restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards, and Danny’s recent personal achievements include the Julia Child Award (2017) and his inclusion on the TIME 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World (2015). His first business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a New York Times bestseller, examines the power of hospitality in restaurants, business and life.. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Danny discuss:

1:18-  Intro and welcome Danny Meyer!  ref: Setting the Table”, Union Square Hospitality Group, City Harvest, Share Our Strength, Union Square Partnership, Madison Square Park Conservancy 

2:38-  Explain to us the travel that took you from a Political Science Major at Trinity College, then working in Chicago for John Anderson’s Presidential Campaign- over to the Restaurant & Travel business.

5:15-  On the invent of Union Square Cafe circa 1985

6:10-  When you opened, you were a twenty-sever-year-old entrepreneur, focused on customer satisfaction, who was gambling on an entirely new genre of restaurant! Tell us a little about that experience please?

8:56-  How did you take the one great success and turn it into several? What would you say to entrepreneurs who are wanting to expand?  ref:  Union Square Hospitality Group

14:40-  On ADD/OCD.  Do you have moments of waking up and feeling like “This can’t be all real”?!  ref:  Imposter syndrome 

16:58-  Can you give us the one piece of advice that you’ve given all four of your children?

19:17-  Awesome. How can people get in touch with you on the web? Twitter & INSTA:  @dhmeyer 

19:36-  On Social Media and how Danny uses it.

20:59-  Peter Shankman’s go-to order at Shake Shack

21:30-  Danny Meyer’s go-to order at Shake Shack

22:15-  Thank you so much Danny!

22:29-  Thanks again to Danny Meyer, and thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

22:51-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Check out my new ADHD Coaching at www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Jan 23, 2019

Today we visit with Marvin Russell, the founder of two startups in the digital marketing world. that were both successfully acquired for millions. He is now working on Checkli, a passion project born out of necessity that has become startup number three, visited by 60,000 people every month to make, share and publish their most valuable checklists. We talk about his hyperactivity as a kid, his drive, how he stays on track and is always on the move. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Marvin discuss:

1:32-  Intro and welcome Marvin

2:30-  What was growing up like; what’s your background?

2:54-  On childhood and hyperactivity

4:46-  When teachers would give you laps to run, did it help you?

5:40-  On the pressures of making great grades

6:40-  On not being able to stand still. How movement is beneficial

8:43-  On practical uses of movement in daily life

9:20-  So what prompted the entrepreneurship?

10:55-  How did you put systems in place to keep you on track in your new business?

12:47-  Dow long did that initial drive/energy last in your business?

13:38-  On the value of a personal assistant

15:28-  How did you decide that is was time to sell your company?

17:28-  Tell us about your third & current company?  ref:  www.Checkli.com

19:50-  Will you sell this company and quickly move on to the next?

21:20-  How can people find you? Twitter: @MarvinRussell or at www.MarvinRussell.com

21:50-  Thanks Marvin, and thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

21:11-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Check out my new ADHD Coaching at www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Jan 16, 2019

Due to unresolved personal life traumas he failed to appropriately address at a younger age – life experiences he was unaware were affecting his mental health – Eric developed a severe bout of PTSD, along with symptoms of anxiety and depression. This fall came essentially “out of nowhere” and left him almost permanently in bed, and with severe cognitive impairment, for just over two and a half years. Once he found a way to climb out of his abyss, he vowed to spend the rest of his life focused on changing the global conversation through mental health advocacy. We talk about his journey and the organization he founded, WeAreAllALittleCrazy.org, here today. Thanks to my friend Dr. Jennifer Hartstein for introducing us!  Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Eric discuss:

1:28-  Intro and welcome Eric

2:32-  Give us a little more detail on your background and how you got here.

3:47-  What were you doing instead of ‘having a life’?

5:14-  Where was your breaking point?

5:50-  So what did you do to get better?  ref:  TMS Therapy  ECT Therapy

7:08-  On “Pills don’t teach skills”

9:20-  So how did the turn-around ultimately happen for you?  ref:  integrative psychology 

12:54-  Tell us how this turned out to be the best thing ever  ref: WereAllALittleCrazy.org

15:48-  Everyone has a story!  ref:  Mike Mauti

17:25-  Finding your people and Eric’s launch event  ref:  Anita Nall 

18:48-  On the nondiscriminatory nature of ADHD

19:40-  Are intelligent people perhaps more disposed to having more mental health issues?

20:05-  How can people get involved with the non-profit? WereAllALittleCrazy.org Twitter/INSTA/Facebook

21:14-  Thank you Eric! How can people find you? Twitter: @AllALittleCrazy or on LinkedIn

22:10-  Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

22:23-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Check out my new ADHD Coaching at www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Jan 2, 2019

Eight years of college, ‘being stubborn’ and above all- never giving up, made a success story of our guest today Liz Wells. A friend recommended I interview her for many reasons, but what really got me- is that she’s a huge animal lover too!! We don’t talk that much about animals today, (big ones, or small ones), but we definitely talk about big passion, drive and perseverance! Happy New Year! I hope you enjoy this one!

 

In this episode Peter and Liz discuss:

1:28-  Intro and welcome Liz

2:25-  Share with us your background- growing up, school, when you got diagnosed, etc.

3:50-  On college years and repeating classes

5:00-  So when you finally got diagnosed- how did you feel?

6:03-  On depression, meds and ADD

7:20-  When you were taking home mostly all “D”s and “F”s on your report card; what did you do?

8:50-  On keeping your true passion & drive, and not letting others sway you

10:11-  Peter on keeping true to his passion

11:00-  Liz on how she maintained on track towards her passion

12:09-  How are you using your ADD/ADHD as a superpower?

13:45-  What one piece of advice would you give to kids who are struggling and not sure they are going to be able to make it all happen?

14:42-  How can people reach out to you? INSTA: @WellsCleanLiving  Email: Lizzie453W@Gmail.com

15:29-  Thank you Liz!!

Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

15:48-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Check out my new ADHD Coaching at www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

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