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You got caught selling ADHD stimulant meds in college red-handed, and you are now facing two felony counts with a minimum of two years of jail time. Reflecting on the experience if you could go back and talk some sense into yourself, what would you say? Do you think you would have listened to your own advice? Check out our blog on the topic and understand real world thoughts from someone who had the experience. "A Resource to Save the Future of ADHD Students." Here's the link:
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ADHD and the Role of Hope  
Is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder just something you have to accept, or is there hope? If you have ADHD, what role does hope play for you in moving forward? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Ned Hallowell ( around hope. Dr. Hallowell, a leading authority in the field of ADHD, talks about why he advocates the use of hope for those who are impacted by ADHD. If you are down on your diagnosis, listen in and gain insight on the power of hope!
ADHD Stimulants: Their History and the Basics  
Stimulants have been used to treat ADHD effectively for eighty years and, thus far, as research suggests, can have the highest impact on helping those with ADHD move forward in life. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews Dr. John I. Bailey, Jr., around how stimulants were discovered, by accident, to help those with ADHD focus. He discusses the history of stimulant medications and a simple, articulated difference in various drugs and their effects. If you are curious about ADHD and stimulant medications, this is a show you won't want to miss.
ADHD: Insights on Success  
In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD and attention coach Jeff Copper ( ) joins forces with Dr. Kirsten Milliken, host of Your ADHD Life ( They have an open discussion and talk about lived experience of strategies to defeat bullying, as well as structures, routines, and getting help to perform and produce desired outcomes. They talk about the joy but also the pressure of expectation to perform when others are blind to the process but yet are fixated on outcome. The two will also talk about coping with high expectations that result from success. "If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, get the proper diagnosis and treatment. Then you can live a fulfilling life" is a well-articulated quote from Dr. Ned Hallowell. If you have ADHD or are a fan of Attention Talk Radio or your ADHD life, don't miss this interview.
ADHD Support: Down-Regulating ADHD Emotions of Others  
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a challenge of self-regulation. Attention and emotions both need to be self-regulated. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews Doug Noll ( on very science-based, proven methodologies for those impacted by ADHD to help them down-regulate and process emotions when necessary. If you've got someone close toyou with ADHD who is struggling, you'll want to master Doug's technique that starts by listening to this podcast. 

ADHD: Eating Strategies to Manage Weight
Those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder struggle with self-regulation. For that reason, it is no surprises that a disproportionate number of those with ADHD are overweight or obese. In this episode, host and ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( interviews Dr. Roberto Olivardia. In the interview Dr. Olivardia shares tips, strategies, and specific mindfulness exercises he has used with others and for himself. If you or someone you know has or is impacted with ADHD and has weight issues, we encourage you to listen to Dr. Olivardia's insights.

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ADHD: Did You Say Yes, No, or Both?  
Those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have a propensity to say yes and often over commit. In this episode of Attention Talk Video, ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( ) shares a simple insight. When you say yes, you're also saying no to something else. Jeff talks about how to use this simple attention exercise of pausing and noticing what you say no to when you say yes can be a powerful tool to manage ADHD. If you're overwhelmed, overbooked, or always late, watch this video.     
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ADHD Parents and Teens: The Dynamic
The ADHD parent/teen dynamic can be explosive. Behavioral factors and ADHD conditions often have parents feeling like the deck is stacked against them. Negativity or blind faith are strategies, but some find insight in acknowledging what is real and dealing with the reality of a challenge. In this interview, ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews ADHD and mindfulness expert Dr. Mark Bertin ( They illuminate what is real for parents so they may be mindful of the reality to deal with this dynamic.    
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ADHD Relationship Tip: A Traveling Partner  
Many with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are organizationally challenged. In a relationship where an ADHD partner travels, things can be magnified. In this Attention Talk Video, ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews Melissa Orlov, ADHD marriage and relationship consultant ( The two discuss and share insights around the dynamics, the real issues that come up, and tips for relationships in this space. Please watch this video for insights consider.
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ADHD and Deadlines: A Rush or Justification to Process Naturally
Procrastination and deadlines seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Is it the adrenaline rush that activates the ADHD mind? Does the deadline justify doing what is most efficient? Or both? In this video ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( ) shares stories and observations from coaching that seem to indicate clues to how you process and organize at the last minute. Jeff also shares how the uncovering of your process can enable you to more effectively manage without deadlines. If you are a deadline junkie, watch this video.    
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ADHD Non-MEDS: Mindfulness, Exercise, Diet, and Sleep
Many with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are looking for solutions that don't involve medications. In this video we identify the four best non-medicine solutions out there. We talk about their benefits and have a frank discussion around why so many are not able to benefit from them as much as they could. We also talk about how you could more successfully utilize them to help you move forward. Catch host ADHD coach Jeff Copper and ADHD coach Brett Thornhill ( ) on this very insightful show.
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ADHD: Who You Are vs. What You Do  
For many with ADHD, the elephant in the room is pressure... pressure to perform. Pressure defines what you want to be when you grow up. Pressure to do something in a way that is convenient for society. In this interview ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews MCC coach David Giwerc ( ). They make a distinction between "who" a person is versus "what" they do. They illuminate the inherent problem in defining who you are by over focusing on "what" you think you should do. They share their insight from years of coaching around the power of understanding "who" you are that helps define "why" you do it, which is like a compass pointing at "what" you do. This lens is powerful in casting yourself in a career and life that you were born to live.
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