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Now displaying: April, 2019
Apr 25, 2019

So, I’ve been reading about this new eTNS system that was recently approved by the FDA and it kinda freaked me out. The thoughts of me using this on my kid!? I’m not a medical professional, but my dear friend Dr. Jen IS. (her bio is here and she’s been on the podcast before today- you can listen to that here). I wanted to get her medical option and thoughts about this new machine.. and she freaked out too! So I invited her to come visit and share her opinion and about what she has learned with you. Let’s talk and discuss. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Jen discuss:

:50-  Neurosigma’s “eTNS System 

1:18-  Intro and welcome back Dr. Jen Hartstein

1:40-  I showed this thing to you yesterday and you also freaked out! What are your thoughts about it today?

3:00-  About the study group used in getting it’s FDA approval  ref: Dr. Stephen Hinshaw

3:50-  Side effects and intended usage for ages 7-12.

4:21-  About stimulation threshold(s) and other possible side effects listed.

5:04-  As compared to non-stimulant medications

5:25-  Four psychologists surveyed say…

6:51-  Only sixty-two kids were studied, how do you think this was granted FDA approval so quickly?

7:52-  Some benefits of ECT

8:18-  We don’t know how children’s brains develop after this type of treatment, do we?

10:05-  Is this maybe the next “good thing”?

10:25-  Under the “Pills Don’t Teach Skills” heading…

12:03-  In our culture and educational systems in the US, we are missing ways to help people manage emotions effectively.

12:40-  “A headache is not an aspirin deficiency”

12:46-  I know people are going to have questions Jen, how can people find you?  http://www.hartsteinpsychological.com  www.drjen.com  Twitter: @drjenonline  FB  YouTube

20:00-  Thank you for coming on such notice Dr. Jen 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. 

20:36-  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 24, 2019

Sometimes with ADHD, we can’t figure out why things just aren’t working out right. So when we finally get diagnosed, there can be a sense of relief- because we finally have a name for what’s wrong.  This guy knows all about that! After struggling through all of his high school & part of his college years, JO was diagnosed with Dyslexia and later with ADHD.  He was struggling into his 30’s. He has written a book about it, (in addition to a couple of others), that I started recently and am just loving. Now a husband and father, JO’s mission is to help parents and families- particularly stay at home dads- redefine life & family according to what works best for them. We talk about how excruciatingly painful having undiagnosed ADHD & Dyslexia can be, (especially in classroom settings), about self-love, about what finding a true mentor can mean, and about his new book, which is J.O.’s love letter to his younger self, here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Jonathan discuss:

1:14-  Intro and welcome J.O.!

1:45-  You had a really tough time in school; tell us about it?

2:20-  On reading aloud in the classroom

4:40-  On his second time taking a collegiate Genetics exam, and finally getting tested for a learning disability.

5:50-  Upon Jonathan’s Dyslexia diagnosis and getting some new resources!

7:00-  On turning 30, beginning a book, then being diagnosed with ADHD

7:53-  On using his superpower

8:52-  J.O.’s next challenge was learning how to ‘miss correctly’ and to love his younger self.

10:28-  What do you do to get yourself out of the times when you find yourself in an Imposter syndrome?

11:57-  J.O. & Peter agree that therapy should be mandatory.

12:38-  On not fighting yourself

14:28-  Tell us about your new book! To The Little Boy In Me Learning With Dyslexia and ADHD

17:13-  Was writing this book maybe part of a catharsis for you? 

19:37-  How can people find you?  www.JonathanOliverOnline.com  Twitter: @JOStayAtHomeDad  INSTA: jonathan_jo_oliver  Facebook  LinkedIN  YouTube  Books 

20:00-  Thank you Jonathan 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. 

20:36-  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 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

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