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Climbing Out of PTSD & Into the ADHD Conversation w/h Sports Exec Eric Kussin

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...


ADHD Never Giving Up on your Passion w/h Civil Engineer Liz Wells

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...


ADHD Kickstarting w/h 18 Year-old Entrepreneur-Inventor Antoine Robi Robillard!

This young man is just beginning his career path with a stealthy little product called the Robiii. We learn today about how he’s learning to hurdle ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dysorthography and about the road he’s currently traveling. Like all of us he’s making his own pathway; here’s to helping him onwards as a young entrepreneur. Enjoy! In this episode Peter and Robi discuss: 1:27- Intro and welcome Robi 2:10- When were you diagnosed and what’s your backstory? 2:42- So when you...


ADHD Embracing the Cold w/h Investigative Journalist & Best-selling Author Scott Carney

I’ve been looking forward to this visit with Scott for a while! He’s written six books, but it’s his latest best-sellar that I’m totally in love with! The best part? He’s had ADHD since he was a nano-sphere in his mother’s belly, and when I say “I take cold showers every day”, he doesn’t respond: “What the hell is wrong with you man??!” We talk about all of his journeys here today. I know your going to like this one, Enjoy! A little bit more about Scott: Investigative journalist and...


Recognizing Your ADHD & Smashing Stereotypes w/h the Multi-talented Lisa Betts-LaCroix

Lisa Betts-LaCroix is a podcaster, speaker, actor and dancer. As host of the Super Power U Podcast she does long-form interviews revealing the mental models and tactical skills needed to be your very own superhero. She's been featured in over one hundred films, television episodes and movies-of-the-week. Lisa is a dance performer and speaker who inspires audiences to embrace vitality, passion and reclaim empowered living in later life. In spite of taking up dance at age 50 she has also...


ADHD Hustling with Parentpreneur Advocate & Author, James Oliver Jr.

Today we talk with James Oliver, Jr. He’s the Founder of WeMontage, the world’s only websites that turns your permanent photo memories into removable wallpaper, and author of the book, “The More You Hustle, The Luckier You Get: You Can Be a Successful Parentpreneur.” James has an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill, an accounting degree from Morehouse College and is known throughout the universe as Co-Founder of the world’s cutest twins, Thaddeus & Zoe. We talk some about his proud parenting, about...


ADHD Losing Weight & Staying Fit with Ari Morse

My friend Ari is a very successful Private Investigator, and a Forensic Genealogist. About a year ago though he had finally had enough! Enough of the teasing, enough of the big-pants shopping, enough of the failed attempts to lose weight & diet gimmicks, but perhaps most importantly his little girl couldn’t get her arms around him to give him a hug. Ari once served as an EMT and knew a likely future he would be facing unless he really made a commitment. So- he began taking some important...


An ADHD EXTRA: Rituals vs. Resolutions featuring Push-up Master, PJ Perez!

Writer, illustrator, editor, musician and occasional entrepreneur PJ Perez spends his days managing web & digital content for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. He spends every other waking hour making comics, writing scripts, shooting videos! Today in this short Faster Than Normal “Extra”, we talk about the in-home calisthenic challenge he set for himself this year, and how he’s achieved it. Enjoy! In this episode Peter and PJ discuss: 1:18- Intro and welcome PJ! PJ’s: blog Twitter:...


Discovering ADD at 42, Then Learning How to Sit & Stay Happy- with Neil Cohen

It was never pointed out to Neil that he had all the tell-tale signs of ADD; not until he was 42 years old and recently separated from his then-wife. A good friend sent him an article on Adult ADHD/ADD. He soon after listened to my bookon a drive to Detroit. The lightbulb switched on and he found himself overwhelmed by his recent self-discoveries. It took him a couple of years, (one on Concerta), to sort things out and fully understand that he wasn’t “broken” or alone. He soon-there-after...


Overcoming Cyber Addiction w/h ADHD Academic Coach, Author & Multi-linguist, Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts has spent a good deal of his adult life coming to terms with his own ADHD and cyber addiction. He has a Master’s Degree in ADHD and Addiction Studies from Antioch University. He has trained therapists, students, physicians, nurses, teachers, parents, and school administrators on the perils of overuse of the Internet and video games, as well as ADHD. He has developed a number of innovative programs, such as Training Your Dragons summer camps that empower ADHD children, including...


Adulting & Helping Women Diagnosed with ADHD -Sarah Snyder-Castañeda

Every once in a while we get to interview people who share some goals with Faster Than Normal. These people have a similar calling- to help, inspire and teach people more about ADHD. Today is one of those days! Sarah is the brains behind, a blog for ADHD women. Along with the blog, she hosts a spin-off podcast and online support group with the mission of bringing self-empowerment and practical tips to her community. A digital marketer by day, Sarah lives with her...


CBD Is Working for ADHD Media and Tech Expert, Corey Herscu

Corey is a media and technology expert who has emerged as the 'always-on' innovation and cannabis publicist. His experience as a journalist for outlets like Global News and The Globe & Mail and his prolific hustle on behalf of his clients makes him the ideal partner for brands looking to connect with journalists and consumers. A frequent speaker at hubs such as Leaf Forward, MaRS and Ryerson's DMZ, Corey has unique insight into the inner workings of the media industry and knows how to make a...


ADHD and Summer Camp- with Director of JCC Manhattan Day Camps, Genna Singer

Genna Singer grew up going to summer camp. She started early in her single digits and only missed one year. She loves summer camp!! In September of 2002 she joined the wonderful staff at the Marlene Meyerson JCC as Director of After School Programs, while maintaining an active role in the summer camps programs as well. In 2006 she became the Director of Camps and continues to help them develop and grow new, exciting programs! My daughter had a wonderful time here this summer and I was so...


Traveling the World, using ADHD as my guidebook, with Travel Expert Mark Murphy

Today we visit with Mark Murphy. He wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until he was nearly 50. We talk about how he built his company and how being impulsive can sometimes be a huge benefit. Mark is a trusted travel expert, best-selling author, entrepreneur and professional speaker. He is the founder and CEO of travAlliancemedia, the leading travel trade media company in the United States. His company has been recognized 6X (starting in 2008) by Inc magazine, as one of the fastest growing privately...


ADHD Balancing Time & Learning w/h Multi-talented Company Builder Vahid Jozi

ADHD Balancing Time & Learning w/h Multi-talented Company Builder Vahid Jozi Vahid is a serial entrepreneur, having founded several companies in the past that resulted in exits, failures, and everything in between. He has held most of the positions in a company including developer, designer, salesperson, marketer, and investor. His focus currently is on product management, machine learning & AI, and retail. He advises various startups, investors & accelerators. He is currently the founder...


ADHD Studying the Science of Music & Sound to Stimulate Your Brainwaves w/h Brain.FM’s Daniel Clark

This March, Brain.FM received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research the effects of music & soundwaves on people who have ADHD, and also those who suffer from difficulty focusing on the job. At lot of neuroscience continues to go into their work. We were happy to visit with CEO Daniel Clark in our office to talk about how it all works, and how his life’s love of technology ultimately called him aboard. Enjoy! In this episode Peter and Daniel discuss: 1:04- Intro &...


ADHD Budding Entrepreneur Collin McDougall on Minding the Details

Collin’s struggle with ADHD has always been a crucial part of who he is. ADHD was almost a mystery to him, and he always felt out of place, wondering why he was “different” from his peers. It wasn’t until he began to research these feelings that he discovered that there were others who felt the same way. Collin then became obsessed with understanding ADHD. Throughout his research, Collin began to feel comforted knowing that there are resources that can truly help people struggling to...


ADHD Managing Impulsiveness & Kicking The Adderall Blues w/h Brian Robinson

Brian grew up in suburban NJ. He was diagnosed with ADHD at six years old. He moved away, graduated from Tulane University with a Philosophy degree and a honed talent for writing. In 2016, he was interviewed by Fox 5 NY about his ADHD memoir & personal experience with Adderall addiction. I actually have Brian’s book on my desk right now! He’s a successful entrepreneur, continues to be very outspoken about society's miscomprehension of ADHD and is helping to change the conversation! Now...


ADHD 17-yr-old Prosthesis Designer Everett Kroll Shares his Experience & Advice

This is a great kid, mature beyond his years. I discovered Everett when someone sent me an article about him competing in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, (Bio-Medical Engineering category), and winning out over 1,800 competing students from 80+ countries! He’s brilliant and certainly has a bright future; just listen to how he answered “What do you wanna do with your life”? What were you doing in High School? I’m thankful we got to spend some time with him this week....


ADHD Making Order Out of Chaos w/h Leslie Josel

Leslie has a lot of analog clocks in her house. She has spent many years learning how to become a time management guru, because of her family, clients and life story. She brought “Order Out of Chaos” to life from a very personal mission as her son was diagnosed with ADHD as a young child. She founded the company 15years ago with the goal of providing professional organizing, time management and coaching services; parent and family education, products and resources to families and their...