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Jun 26, 2019

Today’s podcast is made possible by Sudio headphones! They are the most incredible sounding headphones I’ve ever heard in my life! They give you 7 HOURS of battery life, look beautiful and the portable case will give you up to 6 days of standby time! Our discount code is fasterthannormal which will give you 15% off any purchase! Just click on this link to use the discount: https://www.sudio.com/us/earphones/tolv-pastel-blue  Thank you Sudio for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Remember that rainy night, just this past Winter’s eve, when you resolved to drop 25lbs, be fit & super-excited by the time this Summer’s swimsuit season arrived? Us too. Today we’re talking about strategies, just in case that didn’t just magically happen for you. We are joined by Katie Rickel. Dr. Rickel graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Florida. She completed an APA-accredited clinical internship in health psychology at Duke University Medical Center, with advanced training in behavioral and bariatric obesity treatment, as well as the psychological management of chronic pain and illness. Dr. Rickel has expertise in treating anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias. Her research has been presented at various professional conferences and published in scientific journals. She has also appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” and has been quoted in several popular media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Health magazine, Yahoo! Health, Women’s Health magazine, Weight Watchers magazine, andabcnews.com. She is now the CEO of Structure House, which has been named the nation’s leading weight loss treatment program. In existence since 1977, Structure House has helped more than 40,000 participants achieve their wellness goals and live their best lives. Dr. Rickel generously shares her expertise & experience with us here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Katie discuss:

2:28-  Intro & welcome Dr. Rickel!  ref:  www.StructureHouse.com

3:20-  Before we get into all of this, would you tell us a little bit more about your background please?

6:20-  Let’s talk about ADHD & that premise of “all or nothing”

9:25-  On how emotions play a role in cycles of an “all or nothing” mindset, especially when it comes to weight loss

10:20-  What are some tips you might share in order to keep us from getting into a bad cycle?  ref:  The National Weight Control Registry 

12:50-  Apps for ADHD food journaling:  Lose It!  My Fitness Pal or just take a picture of your meals.

14:31-  What other secret tricks would you recommend?

16:00-  On the importance of how you look & feel

17:00-  On turning to your strengths

18:14-  What percentage of your patients have ADHD?

19:21-  How can people find you if they would like to learn more?  www.StructureHouse.com @StructureHouse on: Twitter, FB, INSTA, Pinterest, LinkedIn

20:38-  Thank you Dr. Rickel! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! But.. even if you’ve reviewed us before, please continue to do so, so that word will continue to spread and we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

21:14-  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!

Jun 19, 2019

Today’s podcast is made possible by Sudio headphones! They are the most incredible sounding headphones I’ve ever heard in my life! They give you 7 HOURS of battery life, look beautiful and the portable case will give you up to 6 days of standby time! Our discount code is fasterthannormal which will give you 15% off any purchase! Just click on this link to use the discount: https://www.sudio.com/us/earphones/tolv-pastel-blue  Thank you Sudio for sponsoring today’s podcast!

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Pete White was born and raised in the North East of England. At age 21 he joined the Royal Air Force. At 22 years old he was eagerly on his way to Afghanistan. Things took an unexpected turn there for him. He found himself in a bad spot- suffering from the crippling effects of PTSD and severe depression. After 7 years of that suffering, and a lot of medication & therapy, he was medically discharged from the military. Still mentally unwell and unsure of what he was going to do in his new life as a civilian, he made the tough decision to put his past behind him, take control and build the life that he wanted to live. 

Obsessed with the idea of personal success in every area of life, he developed methods and habits to channel his experience to benefit himself and others, creating his own version of success using his super-alert ADHD brain. Pete now spends his time helping other people to overcome their personal challenges, put their negative circumstances behind them, and create their own idea of success. He has recently written a book about his experiences named “From The Bottom Of The Barrel”. He generously shares his story with us here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Pete discuss:

2:16-  Intro & welcome Pete!

2:58-  So, what led you to joining the military?

3:50-  What led to your PTDS & depression after having such a good start?

5:43-  A lot of people in the military, in this country anyway, still fight a strong stigma against mental repair. How did it go for you in the UK?

7:02-  When people hear the phrase “the crippling effects of depression, or PTSD”, they don’t always comprehend what that means really, unless they’ve experienced them first hand. Would you share with us some of the effects you have experienced please?

8:45-  What were some of the therapies that helped you get through it and climb out?  ref:  EMDR Therapy

11:48-  The military is completely schedule-driven. Regimented. When you were discharged, you lost that order in your life. How did you handle that?

13:06-  What do you tell people who are re-entering civilian life?

14:15-  So, what prompted you to write this book: “From The Bottom Of The Barrel”?

15:43-  Is it available on Amazon? YES via Amazon.co.uk 

15:54-  How can people find you?  www.ImperiumLifeCoaching.com  Facebook: @imperiumlifecoaching Via email:  Pete@ImperiumLifeCoaching.com  

16:34-  Thank you Pete!  And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! But.. EVEN IF you’ve reviewed us before, please continue to do so, so that word will continue to spread and we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

17:12-  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!

Jun 12, 2019

Dave Fox has been all around the globe. Tunisia, Northern Africa, Norway, the UK you name it! He was born in the states, but at age eight he moved to England with his family. That move at such a young age triggered something that permanently changed his life. From that age forward he’s been obsessed with learning about foreign cultures. He spent two years of high school in Oslo, taught English in Turkey, traveled independently, then worked, edited and wrote for renowned travel guru Rick Steves for sixteen years, (which is no small feat if you’re familiar with Rick’s work)! For many years, Dave’s career focus was on Europe, but things took a dramatic turn in 2008 when he went on what was supposed to be a one-time, one-week vacation in Vietnam. He felt so mesmerized by the frenetic pulse of Ho Chi Minh City – or Saigon as it’s still casually called – that he moved there. It turns out that Saigon works out well for the ADHD brain because he & his wife still live there! We talk about it all here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Dave discuss:

0:58-  Intro & welcome Dave!

1:50-  When travel became an addiction for you- did you embrace it, or try to ignore it?

3:00-  What took you to England for the first time?  ref:  Rick Steves

6:10-  Amidst the constant craziness, stimulation and beauty of daily life in Saigon, how do you focus down and get work done.. especially when it’s all around you like that?

12:32-  Do you travel outside of Vietnam very often? Tell us about your weekends.

14:00-  What other destinations have you fallen in love with?

15:08-  How can people find out more about you and your Writing, Life Coaching, Classes, Books, etc?  www.GlobeJotting.com Twitter: @GlobeJotter FB: @GlobeJotting INSTA: @GlobeJotting YouTube: GlobeJotting 

15:35-  Thank you Dave- I am so envious!  And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  Please.. stop right now and write us a review, EVEN IF you’ve reviewed us before, so that we will all be able to help & reach even 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. 

16:00-  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!

Jun 5, 2019

I have been listening to our guests for well more than a decade! They have been part of my playlist since the summer of 2006 when their music helped me run the NYC Marathon faster than I ever had before. You surely know their music too, even if you’ve never heard the name Shinedown! Their song “Get Up” is the most inspiring, straight to the point, song I’ve ever heard that challenges the stigmas of talking honestly about mental health. They are some of the hardest working Artists in the world, so I was honored when they agreed to spend some time with us here today, helping to grow & inspire more honest conversations about mental health. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter, Brent and Eric discuss:

1:08-  Intro and welcome Brent Smith and Eric Bass!

2:00-  After 136 shows spanning 48,000 miles, you guys were labeled The Hardest Working Artists of 2018! That’s a ton of work & a healthy mantle! How do you make sure that you are taking care of yourselves mentally?

4:56-  Peter on working to relax  ref:  The New Yorker cartoon

5:37-  On loving what you do & being driven

6:10-  On the importance of surrounding yourself with good people & a good support system

9:49-  Brent, you wrote “Get Up” for Eric. The majority of folks don’t know how to talk to a friend who is, or might be struggling. What did you learn from writing this song?

14:08-  “You are not going to be defined by your failures. You are going to be defined by the fact that you refuse to give up- no matter what” -Brent Smith

16:05-  Peter on the importance of Music, and how music will pull you through  ref: “I Dare You  ref:  Peter gets arrested for exercising, makes news.

18:24-  What is it about music, not books, movies, tv, etc, but music that people always credit with bringing them through a rough spell, or helping them remember a moment in time, etc. Why?

20:52-  Talk to me about the stigma around mental health. Finally there is a solid movement- between you guys, people like Erik Kussin who have started WeAreAllALittleCrazy.org, etc. What can people do to help grow the national/international conversation about mental health? ref:  Erik Kussin’s FTN interview here #SameHere

Follow Shinedown at:  http://www.shinedown.com FB Twitter INSTA YouTube AppleMusic Shazam Spotify

26:07-  Thank you Brent and Eric!! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  Please.. stop right now and write us a review, EVEN IF you’ve reviewed us before, so that we will all be able to help & reach even 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. 

27:02-  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!

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