518 | It’s Your ADHD, B*tch! and Using Humor as a Tool – with Jonathan Kidder

518 | It’s Your ADHD, B*tch! and Using Humor as a Tool – with Jonathan Kidder

In this episode, Eric is joined by Jonathan Kidder!  Jonathan is a “kidder”, through and through – bringing comedy through character, as a puppeteer, content creator, and comedian.  His big claim to fame is as a puppet character, Busy the Bee, on Waffles + Mochi on Netflix!  The L.A. Gay Scene knows Jonathan as Miss Phoenix, The Ultimate Party Foul: Poolside Tarot Card reader by Merman Kidder, and through his party portraits he calls “Kidder-atures”, Kidder makes things fun using the power of personification and character to help him keep track of time!

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In this episode, you’ll hear tips and discussions about:

  • ADHD, sobriety, and humor for functionality
  • Puppets, time-blindness, and underwear for each day of the week
  • Using your fun, embracing colloquialisms, and addressing your inner critic
  • Experimentation to find what works for your ADHD management
  • Not taking oneself too seriously and perfectionism as the enemy of humor
  • “I’m not always able to make-the-funny” and self-acceptance
  • Ways to make time physical
  • Ways to keep time visual and other tools for managing time blindness
  • Managing our ADHD vs. ADHD managing us
  • The importance of doing and planning what works for you
  • Closing loops, resetting, Chakras, and theme-ing your days
  • Using absurdity and connected ideas to remember things
  • Themes and structuring to help with decision fatigue

Resources & Honorable Mentions 

  • Book :: Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D. (on Goodreads)
  • Book :: Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride: A Psychological Study – by Marian Woodman (on Goodreads)
  • Video :: How to Stimulate Your Brain (DOPA Menu) – Jessica McCabe (HowToADHD) (click here)
  • Video :: Trailer to Waffles + Mochi (on YouTube) (click here!)
  • Video :: Pink Sweat Video Shoot (on YouTube) (click here!)
  • Movie :: Death to Smoochy (trailer on YouTube)
  • Movie :: The Happy Time Murders (trailer on YouTube)
  • Movie :: Spaceballs (IMDB page)
  • Website :: Internal Family Systems (IFS Institute) at (click here!)
  • Website :: Folkmanis Puppets at (click here!)
  • Tool :: Time Timer Original 12” at (click here!)

Pithy Nibbles 

  • “Humor, for me, is a version of pizzazz!”
  • “Humor is about imperfection and change and being present; perfection and perfectionism is, ‘you can’t have perfection and change.’”
  • “Nobody doesn’t have an ass.”

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