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EP. 122: Women and ADHD Medication with Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells
Join Tracy as she welcomes Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells to Episode #122 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women where the conversation will be all about ADHD and medication.
Dr. Lentzsch-Parcells is a board-certified pediatrician and the owner and President of Girls to Women/Young Men’s Health and Wellness Fort Worth, a multi-faceted clinic providing integrated medical care dedicated to meeting the physical and emotional needs of young women and men from 10-25 years old.
As a physician with ADHD herself, Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells has a special interest in caring for patients with ADHD and learning issues. She regularly speaks to parent, student, and professional audiences on subjects such as parenting, ADHD, depression, anxiety and stress, adolescent development, sexuality, preparing for college and medication.
|May 05, 2021|
EP. 121: ADHD and Hypersensitivities in Women with Terry Matlen, LMSW, ACSW
Join Tracy as she welcomes Terry Matlen to episode 121 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Terry Matlen, LMSW, ACSW, is an internationally recognized expert on ADHD in women. She is a psychotherapist, author, consultant, and coach.
With over 25 years of experience helping women with ADHD, Terry is a sought-after presenter at conferences, webinars, and interviews. She has written hundreds of articles for various publications, including ADDitude Magazine, Attention Magazine, Healthline.com, and more.
She served for many years on the board of directors of ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Assoc.) and is an immediate past coordinator of the E. Oakland County CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) Chapter in Michigan.
Terry has been interviewed by NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time Magazine, Glamour Magazine, and now ADHD for Smart Ass Women.
Terry can be reached at terry@ADDconsults.com.
|Apr 28, 2021|
EP. 120: ADHD, Medical School and Receiving Accommodations for the USMLE Board Exams with Dr. Elizabeth Sanchez
Today on Episode 120 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy invites Dr. Elizabeth Sanchez to her podcast. Dr. Sanchez earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago and will join Adventist Health White Memorial (Los Angeles, CA) as a Family Medicine resident. While working with many underserved communities in Chicago and Los Angeles, Elizabeth found her niche in primary care where she integrates her passions of caring for underserved communities, public health advocacy, research and mentorship for the next generation of doctors.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Sanchez spent over 5 years working in translational and clinical research at the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, and later at UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia. Most recently, Dr. Sanchez worked as medical data manager for COVID-19 testing at a San Jose medical start up called Work Health Solutions. She also is dedicated to mentoring medical students with adult ADHD and eliminating the stigma within the medical community.
Dr. Elizabeth Sanchez shares:
Anki : https://apps.ankiweb.net/
How to use anki in medical school: https://www.yousmle.com/5-keys-rock-usmle-step-1-anki-spaced-repetition/
My email: email@example.com
|Apr 21, 2021|
EP. 119: ADHD, Entrepreneurship and Workarounds with Dr. Lola Day
Join Tracy as she welcomes her delightful guest Dr. Lola Day to Episode 119 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Dr. Lola Day is the mom of 3 amazing children. She also is a double-boarded physician (pediatric and fetal cardiologist) who has ADHD herself. Dr. Day is the CEO and Founder of Lollie Tasking where she specializes in work-life balance for easily distracted women (ADHD) and high achieving moms who have the will to accomplish their goals, but their brain keeps sabotaging them.
Lola coaches women on productivity strategies that help them harness their superpowers and put blocks on their kryptonite so they can thrive in their zone of genius without sacrificing time away from family or being overwhelmed.
Dr. Lola Day shares:
|Apr 14, 2021|
EP. 118: Sizing Down and Creating An Organized Home for ADHD Living with Francesca Rizzo
Join Tracy as she welcomes Francesca Rizzo to Episode 118 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women to share her tips on downsizing and setting up an organized home for ADHD living. Francesca Rizzo is a multi-media artist expressing powerful, provocative ideas in funny, human ways. Her work is prolific. The multiple medias she has distinguished herself in range from the fine arts and interior design to her work as an award-winning actor, writer, producer and director in theater, film, television and digital media.
As a college dropout, Francesca left NJ and struck out on her own at 19, mining her creative talents for skills she could use to pay the rent in New York City. Along the way she carved out a career as a children’s book illustrator, professional actor, co-founder of a downtown theater company and eventually, as a filmmaker and CEO of MovieBaby Productions, a Tribeca-based media company creating innovative videos, independent films and tv promotional campaigns. Does that sound ADHD or what?
When she lost Moviebaby and her Manhattan apartment after 9/11, she landed back in Jersey and went back to the basics, earning her degree in Media Arts as well as the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. While making her mark in the fine arts and interior design, she penned and performed three theatrical productions, curated The Cinema-Femina film series and, created Believe Women, a rape activist initiative that championed the Cosby survivors along their journey to justice.
|Apr 07, 2021|
EP. 117: ADHD and How to Control Rumination, RSD and Depressive Thoughts
Join Tracy in episode #117 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women where she shares the #1 most impactful concept that she has learned this year. She talks about this concept every day with students and those who contact her because they’re struggling with rumination, RSD, and just plain not feeling good.
Breaking Binaries: https://bit.ly/2O7fuVZ
|Mar 31, 2021|
EP. 116: ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and why she took such an interest in this episode. Tracy starts by mentioning the connection between OCD and repetitive body focused behaviors (RBFBs) and then discusses what they are. She then goes on to share:
|Mar 24, 2021|
EP. 115: The Pandemic Job Market and Re-Entering the Workforce wih Lynn Miner-Rosen
Join Tracy as she welcomes Lynn Miner-Rosen to Episode 115 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Lynn Miner-Rosen, M.Ed., ACC, CDCS is the founder of LMR Coaching and the creator of the ADHD JOB SQUAD™ where she provides coaching, instruction, and support to college students and adults with (and without) ADD, ADHD, Executive Functioning Deficits and Learning Differences worldwide. Lynn is a leading expert on ADHD career coaching and is an ICF Credentialed and Board Certified Career Development Coach, and an ADHD, Executive Function and Life Coach. She’s been a Special Education Teacher and an IEP coordinator and has a BS in business administration and two Masters Degrees in education and Special Education
Like you she’s also learned how to manage the demands of her life and career whil navigating symptoms of ADHD.
|Mar 17, 2021|
EP. 114: ADHD, Women and Hormones
In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about women, ADHD and hormones. She starts out by thanking those female pioneers, most of whom have ADHD, for leading the charge in teaching us about what ADHD looks like in women. Experts like Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, Dr. Ellen Littman, Dr. Patricia Quinn, Dr. Sari Solden, Dr. Sandra Kooj who she has learned so much from.
|Mar 10, 2021|
EP. 113: How to Live to Your Potential with ADHD
Join Tracy on Episode 113 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women where she talks about how to live a life of meaning and to your potential with an ADHD brain.
|Mar 03, 2021|
EP. 112: ADHD, Working Memory, Hip-hop and STEM with Raven the Science Maven
In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Raven Baxter. Raven is also known as Raven the Science Maven, she is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed science communicator, educator and molecular biologist who is working to share science and champion for inclusivity and diversity in STEM.
Raven is also the founder of Science Haven, a non-profit organization that operates at the intersections of science, education, and the public. Science Haven houses STEMbassy, a live web series that connects the public with science and technology professionals, and Black In Science Communication, a group that works to build relationships in the science community, equipping others with the knowledge and resources necessary to share science with the world in their own flavor.
Raven is an entertainer and content creator known for her unique style of combining science and hip hop music that teaches and empowers those in STEM and beyond.
She has recently been featured in Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 List of the most influential young leaders for the year, BuzzFeed News, Mother Jones Magazine, on the mayor of Buffalo’s social media accounts trying to convince teenagers to stay home in the age of Covid; and of course, she has her own TedX Talk.
ADHD brains work so that they too may discover their amazing strengths. And your reviews really help in that regard.
|Feb 24, 2021|
EP. 111: ADHD and Medical School with Dr. Diana Mercado
Join Tracy as she welcomes Dr. Diana Mercado to Episode 111 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Dr. Mercado is the daughter of Mexican immigrant workers. She graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, earned her medical degree from the University of Texas and did her residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Diana became a family medicine physician so that minority patients would have a physician who “looks like them.” Today Dr. Diana Mercado is a Nurse Practitioner mentor, Clinic Medical Director and was just elected Chief Medical Officer for Jackson County Hospital in Texas.
Diana shares with us:
|Feb 17, 2021|
EP. 110: ADHD, Science, and Creativity with Infectious Disease and Genetics Expert, Dr. Amy Cain
In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Dr. Amy Cain. Dr. Cain is a Molecular Biologist who uses genomics to study deadly, antibiotic resistant bacteria. She completed both her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry (graduating with first class honours) and then her PhD in Microbiology at the University of Sydney, Australia. After PhD submission, she moved to Cambridge, UK, for a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Wellcome Sanger Institute (where they first sequenced the human genome!) and was awarded a prestigious fellowship at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Cain then moved to Malawi in sub-Saharan Africa to track outbreaks in hospitals, employed by the Wellcome Trust charity.
Since 2018, Dr. Cain has been a Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor at Macquarie Macquary University, Sydney, having received a number of grants to develop new antibiotics and study antibiotic resistance; setting up her research group across 3 different labs. Dr. Amy Cain is also Deputy Director of the JAMS organisation, a microbiology society that runs over 5 countries and she has just started a podcast called JAMSpod to spread microbiology knowledge far and wide. She loves travelling (having visited 70-odd countries so far), scuba diving, live music and cooking.
Amy’s Twitter handle: @flamycain
|Feb 10, 2021|
EP. 109: The ADHD Artist with Sarah Gise
In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Sarah Gise. Sarah is an award nominated Chicago actor who got her BFA degree for Acting at the University of Southern California (USC). She’s worked a thousand different jobs and gigs because she experiences intense FOMO (fear of missing out), so in addition to acting, she’s dipped her toes into teaching, writing, directing, podcasting, bartending, and coaching. She is currently an ensemble member with Interrobang Theatre Project, and has performed in numerous shows with different companies around Chicago. Her performance in Interrobang Theatre Project’s production of the one woman show THE AMISH PROJECT (2016) was nominated for Best Solo Performance at the 2017 Joseph Jefferson Awards. In addition to theatre, she has appeared in several web series, films, commercials, and audiobooks. Sarah currently works as an Executive Functioning Coach for Effective Artistry, and is the Host/Producer of The ADHD Artist Podcast, which explores and celebrates the lives of artists with ADHD.
Actor website: http://sarahgise05.wixsite.com/sarahgise
ADHD Artist Podcast: https://linktr.ee/Theadhdartistpod
Effective Artistry: EffectiveArtistry.com
UCLA Mindfulness (the one Sarah uses every day is the first one, "Breathing Meditation" 5 min): uclahealth.org/marc/mindful-meditations
Interrobang Theatre Project: interrobangtheatreproject.com
|Feb 03, 2021|
EP. 108: Professional Organizer Judith Houlding
Join Tracy in episode 108 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women where she introduces you to Judith Houlding. Judith has been a professional organizer for 11 years. She is also an ADHD coach who has trained in “brain-based differences” and has received certification from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, Coach Approach for Organizers, and the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. Judith is the mother of three adult children, two of which were diagnosed as having ADHD. She describes herself as being on the ADHD spectrum … but not quite at the tipping point. Judith understands the frustrations and struggles that the ADHD brain deals with when it comes to organization. She believes that perfection is an illusion that no organizer will ever promise you. Judith believes that, good enough is truly Good Enough!
National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals
|Jan 27, 2021|
EP. 107: From High School Dropout to College Success with Lucy Van den Heuvel
Join Tracy and her delightful guest, 18-year-old Lucy Van den Heuvel. At 16 Lucy left high school, not knowing how she was going to go forward with her education. She eventually found a college that accepted students as young as 16, and applied. In May, Lucy will graduate from Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts, where she will receive her Associates of Arts degree instead of a high school diploma. In college she is studying sustainable agriculture, and co-manages the campus farm. When she’s not farming or studying, she spends her time hiking, oil painting, rock climbing, and crocheting.
Today she looks at the decision to leave high school without graduating as one of the best she’s ever made.
|Jan 20, 2021|
EP. 106: ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction with Edward Hallowell
Join Tracy as she breaks her women only guest rule by welcoming Dr. Edward Hallowell to Episode 106 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. If you know anything at all about ADHD you recognize Dr. Hallowell’s name as the leading authority in the field of ADHD. Dr. Hallowell is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, and a New York Times bestselling author. He, along with Dr. John Ratey wrote what Tracy considers to be the bible of ADHD, Driven to Distraction. Now retired from the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Hallowell has been featured on 20/20, 60 Minutes, Oprah, PBS, CNN, Today, Good Morning America, and in The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time. He is a regular columnist for ADDitude magazine, and is also the host of his weekly podcast called Distraction. Dr. Hallowell is the founder of The Hallowell Centers in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Seattle. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and their three grown children.
Dr. Hallowell shares:
|Jan 13, 2021|
EP. 105: ADHD, Emotion and Choosing the Right College with Collegiate Athlete, Mikayla Kee
In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to 21 year-old, Mikayla Kee. Mikayla is currently a senior, finishing her bachelor’s degree at The Evergreen State College in Washington. She will be entering the Master’s in Teaching program next. Mikayla also volunteers as a para educator at a local elementary school and, in true ADHD fashion, Mikayla has been doing all of this while working as a semi professional soccer player for the past three years.
Instagram - @mikaylakfit
|Jan 06, 2021|
EP. 104: Goal Setting and Planning for ADHD
Tracy Otsuka welcomes you to Episode 104 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women where she talks about goal setting, planners and planning, the perfect subject for the last podcast of 2020.
Tracy talks about
|Dec 30, 2020|
EP. 103: Helping Black Women Kick the Shame of ADHD with Stacey Machelle
Join Tracy as she welcomes Stacey Machelle to Episode 103 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Stacey is a multi-hyphenate doer of things. She is a sketch writer/performer, producer, comedian and former broadcast news reporter and anchor. Stacey’s credits include on-air contributor and writer for TMZ, commercials, television and film roles. She is also a live studio audience warmup comic in Los Angeles, most recently for the late-night show "A Little Late With Lilly Singh."
But the biggest reason that Stacey really needs to be here with us today is the YouTube show that she created to raise awareness in black women and women of color about ADHD. It is called ADHD Is The New Black.
|Dec 23, 2020|
EP. 102: ADHD, RSD and How to Pursue Higher Education with Dr. Melody Kuphal
In Episode 102 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy welcomes Dr. Melody Kuphal. Dr. Kuphal has a bachelor’s in Special Education with a minor in music, a Master’s in Educational Administration, and a Doctorate of Worship Studies. She currently works as Adjunct Professor at Judson University, is a member of the Teaching Faculty of IWS teaching research writing, works full-time as Music Director at Hosana Church, teaches private music lessons,and is a recording artist who records at least one new album per year.
|Dec 16, 2020|
EP. 101: Pt. 2, What 99 Episodes Taught Me About the ADHD Brain
Episode 101 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, is actually part two of the 100th episode of this podcast. In the 100th episode Tracy reviewed all previous 99 episodes of her podcast and shared the key thoughts that reframed her personal understanding of ADHD. There was so much content that this ultimately ended up becoming not only podcast episode #100 but also episode #101. Episode #101 starts with a discussion on ADHD and RSD or Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria. Tracy also created a 100th episode gift for her listeners which is a Podcast Index that organizes all 99 episodes. You can find it here. tracyotsuka.com/podcastindex
Episode 25: ADHD and Addiction
Episode 34: ADHD and Repetitive Body Focused Behavior (RBFB)
Episode 49: What you can do about it
Episode 62: Cannabis and ADHD
Episode 75: Why ADHD Coaching Works
Episode 87: ADHD Means That You’re Never Too Old
|Dec 09, 2020|
EP. 100: Part 1, What 99 Episodes Taught Me About the ADHD Brain
Join Tracy as she celebrates her 100th episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. For her 100th episode, Tracy reviewed all 99 episodes of her podcast and shared the key thoughts that reframed her personal understanding of ADHD. This was a lot of content to go through and ultimately ended up becoming not only podcast episode #100 but also episode #101. Tracy also created a 100th episode gift for her listeners which is a Podcast Index that organizes all 99 episodes. You can find it here.
Episode 4: The One Trait That Everyone with ADHD Has
Episode 8: Why Am I Always Late?
Episode 10: ADHD and Exercise
Episode 12: Learned Helplessness and ADHD
Episode 16: Intuition and ADHD
Episode 18: Message to My Kid’s Teachers
|Dec 02, 2020|
EP. 99: Organization for ADHD Teens with Executive Function Coach, Julia Clements
Join Tracy in Episode 99 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women as she welcomes executive function coach and math tutor, Julia Clements. Julia has a strong affinity for teens with ADHD and has working with them for 23 years. She attended the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at The University of Redlands and believes this is where she developed her love of the individualized and creative learning process.
|Nov 25, 2020|
EP. 98: The Unplanner System for ADHD Planning Success in 2021
In Episode 98 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares information about planners and planning for 2021. She talks about her decades long struggle with planners and schedules. She had tried everything from Filofax, Steven Covey, Quo Vadis, Daytimer, the Palm Pilot, The Elephant Planner, The Passion Planner, The Bullet Journal (which she actually never used despite purchasing all the necessary materials) and her favorite, a planning system that felt like a restaurant menu.
Tracy talks about:
|Nov 18, 2020|
EP. 97: ADHD and Managing Money with Michelle Nickel
Join Tracy as she welcomes Michelle Nickel to Episode 97 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Michelle earned a degree in liberal arts and followed that up with an MBA. She went to work for a major brokerage firm at the age of 25. Along the way she earned AAMS (Accredited Asset Management Specialist) and CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designations and also holds series 7, 63 and 66 Securities Licenses. Working in a small town, Michelle did everything from making sure little old ladies didn’t run out of money, designed retirement plans, set up college savings accounts and everything in between. Her favorite thing to do is to take a giant pile of financial statements and data and turn it into a comprehensible and workable plan for her clients.
Michelle learned how to manage investments from her company, but managing day to day finances was harder, because of her ADHD. After 23 years working as an advisor, Michelle was able to retire at 48. Michelle lives with her husband and two teenage boys, both of whom have ADHD, in Alabama.
Michelle shares with us:
The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
|Nov 11, 2020|
EP. 96: ADHD, Confidence, Career and Mid-life with Leadership Program Design and Delivery Expert, Juliann Decker
In Episode 96 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Juliann Decker. Julie Ann earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Massachusetts and her master’s degree in Training and Development from Lesley University in Cambridge. She is a coach and an expert in leadership program design and delivery with broad work experience in industries such as technology, banking, consumer goods, retail and finance.
Juliann designed, delivered and launched Monster.com‘s first global Management Development Program for high-potential leaders and trained and coached participants in their newly created MBA executive program. She also developed global leadership programs at Aspen Technology and founded her own leadership and coaching company.
Juliann’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Nov 04, 2020|
EP. 95: Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating and ADHD with Aleta Storch
Join Tracy as she welcomes Aleta Storch to Episode 95 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Aleta has earned Master’s degrees in both Nutrition Science, Dietetics, and Clinical Health Psychology. She is an anti-diet Dietician, Therapist, and Certified Body Trust Provider, specializing in eating disorders, autoimmune conditions, and ADHD. Her work is centered around helping folks move away from diet culture and instead develop an intuitive, trusting, compassionate relationship with food and movement. She firmly believes that everyone is the expert of their own body. When she is not focused on her work, she can typically be found skiing or foraging for mushrooms in the mountains, snuggled on the couch with her dog, partner, and a good book, or making a creative mess in the kitchen.
Aleta and Tracy talk about:
|Oct 28, 2020|
EP. 94: ADHD with Paparazzi, Jaimie Harris
Join Tracy as she welcomes Jaimie Harris to Episode 94 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Jaimie is from Essex, just outside of London. She is 29 and was a paparazzi for a decade. She now works for celebrity magazines as a picture researcher, a job which she absolutely loves.
In this podcast, Jaimie shares:
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/1541724249266515
|Oct 21, 2020|
EP. 93: ADHD, Positive Emotion and Being Future-Focused
In Episode 93 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women,Tracy talks about the difference between being past and future-focused and which one is better for our ADHD brains.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1541724249266515
|Oct 14, 2020|
EP. 92: ADHD, Trauma, Shame and Falling in Love with Your ADHD Brain at 59 with Isabelle Baker
Join Tracy as she welcomes guest Isabelle Baker to Episode 92 of her podcast ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Tracy interviewed Isabelle as one of four students who completed her Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! program. That episode aired last week but Tracy didn’t include Isabelle because she felt that Isabelle needed her own episode. In this episode Isabelle talks about trauma, never fitting in, giving up, thinking it was too late for her because she was too old. She also talks about AOK and ultimately falling in love with her ADHD brain.
Isabelle Baker is from Lakeland, FL. With over 25 years of business development, C-suite partnerships, and enterprise training; Isabelle is now her own CEO. Today she combines her professional experiences along with her love of problem solving, listening to understand, and relentlessness, to serve her clients whom she loves to see succeed.
Some of her best successes are personal though: she is passionate about helping children in the foster care system and looks forward to being a coach to those who age out.
Sign up for Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! here
ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Ep. 76, Your ADHD Brain is A-OK!, My 6-Step System
|Oct 07, 2020|
EP. 91: What Do I Do With My ADHD Life and Our A-OK! System
In Episode 91 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Hayley Lin, Trinlee Chodren and Juliann Decker who are all graduates of her Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! System.
Hayley Lin is 25 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD 2 years ago while in college. She graduated last year from the University of Toronto with a specialist in Computer Science and a major in Cognitive Science. Haley is also a makeup enthusiast with two full bookcases of makeup and a social media account with 470k followers! Haley’s #1 value is living to her full potential.
Trinlee Chodren is in her early thirties and is a former pharmacist, novelist, teacher, personal development junkie, an advocate of kindness and doing things that benefit humanity but most of all Trinlee is an ideation machine. She is entrepreneurial to her core.
Juliann Decker, 56, is a coach and an expert in leadership program design and delivery with broad work experience in industries such as technology, banking, consumer goods, retail and finance. She designed, delivered and launched Monster.com‘s first global Management Development Program for high-potential leaders and trained and coached participants in their newly created MBA executive program. She also developed global leadership programs at Aspen Technology and founded her own leadership and coaching company.
All three women share:
Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! Waitlist
ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Ep. 76, Your ADHD Brain is A-OK!, My 6-Step System
|Sep 30, 2020|
EP. 90: How to Talk to Your Child About Their ADHD with Katelyn Mabry
In Episode 90 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Katelyn. Katelyn is a special educator who has her masters in Reading and is the author of the childrens’ book, “Hi It’s Me! I have ADHD!” She just launched a podcast for kids titled Journey With Me Through ADHD which is designed for children with ADHD to listen to and feel understood. Katelyn lives in Wisconsin with her husband and 4 young kids and passion is to speak into the hearts and minds of children and families with ADHD so feel connected and understood!
In this podcast Katelyn shares:
|Sep 23, 2020|
EP. 89: How an ADHD Diagnosis Healed 22 Years of Anxiety with Jade LeQuesne
In Episode #89 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about how she gets so many emails and DMs from young women with ADHD who have been positively affected by this podcast. This makes her want to have more young women on the podcast because the younger we start to see our ADHD brains for the brilliant brains that they are, the better. Tracy wants them to hear stories of young, inspiring women who are just like them so in this episode, she introduces you to Jade Le Quesne who just turned 23 yesterday.
Jade is from the U.K. and was diagnosed with ADHD at the beginning of the year. Jade struggled through school, was always behind her classmates academically but since childhood she had a dream. Her dream was to attend college in the U.S. Jade did just that and graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s in International Studies from the University of Tampa.
Jade is currently back in the U.K. studying nutrition and fitness which she uses as a way to manage her symptoms. She believes that mental and physical health are intrinsically linked and looks forward to starting her own business very soon.
In this podcast Jade shares:
|Sep 16, 2020|
EP. 88: ADHD, Rumination and Criticism
In Episode #88 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares her own personal experience with rumination. She talks about how even when you’re in your own zone of interest and genius and doing what you really love it’s still difficult to be on even the smallest platform because you will be roundly rejected by some.
|Sep 09, 2020|
EP. 87: ADHD Means That You're Never Too Old
In Episode 87 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy announces that this podcast is now the #1 podcast for ADHD women and among the top 10-14% of all podcasts regardless of subject. Tracy then shares:
|Sep 02, 2020|
EP. 86: ADHD with Dr. Kristen Nicole
Join Tracy Otsuka as she welcomes Dr. Kristen Nicole to Episode 86 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women.
Always a feisty, fiery person who looks to be challenged to stay engaged, Kristen went to the Air Force Academy on a whim. After graduation, she left for Subsaharan Africa for a two-year stint in the Peace Corps. Deeply moved by this experience, Kristen went on to medical school in South Florida with the goal of responding to global humanitarian crises. She is also deeply passionate about the influence of lifestyle choices - food, rest, stress management - on one's ability to live a happy, productive life. Kristen has a health coaching business called Coach Kristen, MD. In her "spare" time, she loves tennis, running, and her 3 dogs.
In this podcast, Kristen shares:
|Aug 26, 2020|
EP. 85: ADHD, Emotion and RSD with Entrepreneur & Coffee Magnate, Helena Hills
Join Tracy as she welcomes entrepreneur Helena Hills to Episode 85 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Helena co-founded True Start Coffee with her husband Simon when they were both triathletes. True Start is a feel-good coffee company that is all about positivity and putting people first. It is one of the fastest-growing young drink brands in the UK and has won a host of impressive awards. True Start retails in over 1000 UK outlets, and is exported to several international markets as well. Helena is also the mother of 2 little boys.
|Aug 19, 2020|
EP. 84: ADHD and Nutrition with Nicole DeMasi Malcher
Join Tracy in episode 84 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. introduces you to dietician and nutritionist Nicole DeMasi Malcher. Nicole is the founder of DeMasi Nutrition, a virtual private practice based in Los Angeles, CA. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition. Nicole spent 10 years working at Los Robles Hospital in the ICU, and as a nutrition coach at UCLA, Kaiser Permanente and DaVita Dialysis. In her practice, she uses nutrition therapy & coaching to help people lose weight, improve their health, and prevent & treat medical conditions through personalized diet & lifestyle changes. Nicole was diagnosed with ADHD (combined type) about a year ago at the age of 32 & since then has been determined to understand how nutrition impacts ADHD symptoms.
THIS EPISODE IS NOT FOR WOMEN WITH DISORDERED EATING.
|Aug 12, 2020|
EP. 83: Productivity, Procrastination, ADHD and Just Starting
In Episode #83 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about the things you can do to increase your productivity, stop procrastinating and just start when your ADHD brain doesn’t want to cooperate.
* some of these links are affiliate links but I would never recommend anything that I didn’t wholeheartedly love
|Aug 05, 2020|
EP. 82: ADHD with NASA Flight Controller, Natalie Cluck
In Episode 82 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Natalie Cluck. Natalie is 24 and works at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and is training to become a certified flight controller to fly the International Space Station from Mission Control Houston.
In this podcast, Natalie shares:
STAR stands for Stop - Think - Act - Review
|Jul 29, 2020|
EP. 81: ADHD with Teen Author, Gracie Dix
In Episode 81 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to the incomparable Gracie Dix. Gracie is a rising high school senior and author of two books that she released in 2020; Journey to Superhero School and Welcome to Superhero School, a fantasy fiction novel. Both books were Amazon #1 New Releases in the genre. Gracie lives in Dallas, Texas with her parents, Richard and Jennifer, her brother Nate when he’s home from college, and her beloved dogs, Snowball and Sandcastle. She attends Shelton School of Dallas which is a school for smart students who learn differently.
|Jul 22, 2020|
EP. 80: ADHD and Female Friendships with Janet Murray
In Episode #80 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Janet Murray who was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 45. Janet is a content marketing expert, author and international speaker who has built a multiple six-figure business with multiple streams of income (including a membership community, and online courses). She is also the creator of the Social Media Diary & Planner - a content planning tool for coaches, consultants and entrepreneurs.
Over the past five years Janet has published over 400 podcast episodes, a book and thousands of words of email marketing copy - despite, in her words being one of the most disorganised people on the planet. How does she do it? She creates easy-to-follow systems and processes to help her stay productive (strategies that work for anyone who struggles to stay focused).
Janet and Tracy talk candidly about female friendships and ADHD.
|Jul 15, 2020|
EP. 79: ADHD and Imposter Syndrome
In Episode 79 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about imposter syndrome, where the term comes from, what it is and why so many women with ADHD have it. She shares:
|Jul 08, 2020|
EP. 78: What Does ADHD Look Like in Women? The Update
In Episode 78 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy updates her second most popular podcast episode which is all about what ADHD looks like. She discusses:
Understanding Girls with ADHD by Kathleen Nadeau, Ellen Littman and Patricia Quinn
|Jul 01, 2020|
EP. 77: ADHD, Anxiety, Self-Care and Law School with Jaklin Levine Pritzker
Join Tracy in Episode 77 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women where she introduces you to Jaklin Levine Pritzker (“Jak”):
Jak is a certified health/life coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She’s also an ADDCA trained ADHD coach. After graduating from law school and receiving her own ADHD diagnosis, Jak founded AuthenticallyADHD where she coaches, runs retreats and hosts a membership group for women and/or non-binary.
Jak shares information about:
|Jun 24, 2020|
EP. 76: Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! My 6-Step System
In Episode 76 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! It’s a 6-step system that she created for her ADHD brain, to help her make better decisions around her career, relationships and interests.
If you’re interested in learning more about Your ADHD Brain is A-OK, you can find it here.
|Jun 17, 2020|
EP. 75: Why ADHD Coaching Works
In episode 75 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women Tracy talks about why she changed her introduction to her podcast. She shares her experience with coaching and why she didn’t believe that it worked. Since she’s always concerned with authenticity she felt she owed her community an explanation and wanted to tell you why she changed her mind and why she now believes that ADHD coaching is the best thing for anyone struggling with ADHD symptoms to try.
|Jun 10, 2020|
EP. 74: Overcoming Procrastination with Focusmate and Rachel Elliott
Join Tracy in Episode #74 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women where she introduces you to Rachel Elliott. Rachel is a life-long resident of Washington, D.C., where she earned a BS in Biology at Salisbury University and will begin classes for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at George Washington University.
Rachel has been using Focusmate to conquer her short-term and long-term goals for over two years. She has more recently realized the power of Focusmate to maintain daily routines and now uses Focusmate for her morning routines and to meditate, practice yoga and finish those nagging projects that need to get done.
Rachel shares with us:
Unlimited Focusmate sessions are free until July 28, 2020 using this link.
Rachel’s E-mail: email@example.com
Internet + App Blockers
Rachel shared these additional Focusmate tips:
|Jun 03, 2020|
EP. 73: ADHD Hacks Recommended By Our Members
In Episode 73 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares ADHD hacks contributed by members of her Facebook Group, also of the same name. There were so many good tips but here are some of the most popular ones.
|May 27, 2020|
EP. 72: What The Pandemic Taught Me About My ADHD Brain
In Episode 72 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares what social distancing has taught her about her ADHD brain. This episode is for those of you who have been practicing social isolation for a while, are growing weary, and are struggling to find more positive emotion in your life.
|May 20, 2020|
EP. 71: ADHD and the Importance of Fun, with Psychologist, Author & Grand Poohbah of Play, Dr. Kirsten Milliken
Tracy is delighted to welcome Dr. Kirsten Milliken to Episode #71 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Dr. Milliken is a licensed clinical psychologist, an ADHD Coach, and the Author of PlayDHD: Permission to Play. A Prescription For Adults With ADHD. Dr. Milliken lives in Portland, Maine with her two amazing children, her partner, Perry, and her two dogs.
As a licensed clinical psychologist Kirsten has worked in a variety of fields including juvenile justice, geriatric mental health, school psychology, community mental health and nonprofit development. Currently, Kirsten has a private practice where she offers services to military veterans, provides diagnostic evaluations, and coaches teens and adults with ADHD.
Kirsten shares with Tracy:
PlayDHD: Permission to Play… A Prescription for Adults With ADHD by Kirsten Milliken, PhD., PCC
|May 13, 2020|
EP. 70: Social Anxiety and ADHD with Mental Health Clinician, Kelsie Elizabeth
Join Tracy in Episode #70 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women where she introduces you to Kelsie Elizabeth. Kelsie grew up in NH and went to a small liberal arts school in Massachusetts where she earned a BS in clinical and research psychology and a second BS in music with a concentration in piano. Kelsie was also three credits short of a third degree in social welfare because she couldn’t make up her mind. Sounds pretty ADHD, doesn’t it?
Kelsie was diagnosed with ADHD last year at the age of 25. At her young age, she has so much insight and wisdom and a remarkable sense of who she is. Tracy just knew that you would love Kelsie’s story.
Kelsie’s email - firstname.lastname@example.org
|May 06, 2020|
EP. 69: ADHD and the Arts with San Francisco Opera Singer Sally Mouzon
In Episode #69 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Sally Mouzon. Sally is a member of the acclaimed San Francisco Opera Chorus. She has appeared in numerous roles with the company, including Second Priestess in Iphigénie en Tauride, Second Bridesmaid in Le nozze di Figaro, Second Girl in Show Boat, and Second Orphan in Der Rosenkavalier. She has also created roles in three world premieres; La Popolana in Two Women, Joan in Heart of a Soldier, and Sister Lillianne in Dead Man Walking.
In real life Sally is an avid reader, union activist, baseball fan (Go Giants!), and single mother of a collegiate Shakespeare nerd. She is a dedicated alumna of the University of Virginia and now lives in the Bay Area.
In this delightful interview, Sally shares:
Twitter, Instagram: @sallymezzo
|Apr 29, 2020|
EP. 68: How to Train Your ADHD Brain to Work with Fear
In Episode 68 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about how to train your ADHD brain to deal with fear. This is an extension of last week’s episode and Tracy’s stab at simplifying concepts so they can be applied today if her listeners are struggling with their emotions.
|Apr 22, 2020|
EP. 67: Surviving a Very Difficult Adolescence, a Love of Accounting and Belonging to Yourself with Vera Bruursema
Join Tracy in Episode #67 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women as she welcomes her guest, Vera Bruursema. Like many of us with ADHD, Vera has crafted a diverse career path from volunteer firefighter/EMT, soccer coach, Trader Joe’s Assistant Manager and bookkeeper. While earning her MBA she worked as staff accountant for many different companies but still struggled to find her place. It all finally came together when Vera decided to seek help for her ADHD and open her own practice as owner and founder of Verafied Accounting.
Tracy wanted to talk to Vera because many believe that the ADHD brain is incapable of a career in accounting or finance. In fact, Vera is going to tell us how she took her nonlinear brain and created a really interesting niche for herself in accounting.
Vera shares with us:
|Apr 15, 2020|
EP. 66: Change Your ADHD Life by Changing Your Thoughts
Join Tracy in Episode #66 where she talks about the coronavirus, why the ADHD brain struggles so much with uncertainty and how the only thing that we have control over are our thoughts.
|Apr 08, 2020|
EP. 65: Managing our Children and our ADHD in the Time of COVID-19 with Jaime Fisher
In Episode #65 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Jaime Fisher. Jaime lives in Connecticut where she is raising four kids and an infant while transitioning back into the workforce.
With over 100,000 hours of parenting experience, Jaime is a strong advocate for both moms and babies. She runs a Facebook site called Hey New Mama, and is working on a book on the optimal care and feeding of new moms.
|Apr 01, 2020|
EP. 64: ADHD and the Creative Life with Francesca Rizzo
Tracy introduces you to Francesca Joy Rizzo in Episode #64 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Francesca Rizzo is an award-winning actor, writer, producer and director in theater, film, television and digital media. Her powerful and provocative ideas are fueled by her mission to explore, illuminate and celebrate the female experience with passion, humor and imagination. Fran believes that the way the world sees women becomes the way the world treats women so she employs female creativity to even things out.
As a college dropout, Fran mined her creative talents for skills she could use to pay the rent in New York City. Along the way she carved out a career as a children’s book illustrator, professional actor, co-founder of a downtown theater company and eventually, as a filmmaker and CEO of MovieBaby Productions, a Tribeca-based media company creating innovative videos, independent films and tv promotional campaigns.
After 9/11, Fran went back to the basics, earning her degree in Media Arts as well as the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. While making her mark in the fine arts and interior design, she penned and performed three theatrical productions, curated The Cinema-Femina film series and, created Believe Women, a rape activist initiative that championed the Cosby survivors along their journey to justice.
Fran is one of the founding members of ADHD for Smart Ass Women and is now one of our administrators. I regularly introduce her as the most creative person I know. I have talked about her in my podcast and actually have women request to join the ADHD for Smart Ass Women’s FB group just because they want to meet Fran.
Fran shares with us:
MESSAGES - Facebook PM
WEBSITE - http://www.francescarizzo.com/
FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/francescarizzo
INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/francescarizzonyc/
GREAT DAMES MEDIA - https://www.facebook.com/greatdamesmedia/
FRANCESCA UNLIMITED - https://www.facebook.com/francescaunlimited/
VIMEO - https://vimeo.com/francescarizzo
|Mar 25, 2020|
EP. 63: Choose to Be the Hero, Not the Victim in Your ADHD Life
In Episode #63 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about how complaining, venting, feeling sorry for yourself and playing the victim is the gateway drug to an unhappy life that puts you at the mercy of your ADHD, by completely focusing on your weaknesses and not your strengths.
Tracy then shares an amazing lesson that a young woman in her FB group taught her about her own beliefs around the brain, honesty, her own power and abilities.
|Mar 18, 2020|
EP. 62: ADHD and Cannabis
In Episode #62 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about ADHD and cannabis. She specifically focuses on the adolescent ADHD brain.
Tracy then shares why she initially thought that cannabis was safer than substances like alcohol and her experience at a cannabis dispensary close to her home.
|Mar 11, 2020|
EP. 61: Diagnostic Testing For ADHD With Laurie Harwood Peterson
Join Tracy as she welcomes her guest Laurie Harwood Peterson to Episode #61 of her podcast, ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Laurie is the owner and director of Diagnostic Learning Services. She and her husband have five offices across the state of Texas and test for ADHD and learning challenges in children. She spends every day helping kids get identified and teaching parents how to help them. Laurie has a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. She spent 8 years teaching students with learning disabilities in grades K-12. She has a Master’s Degree in Special Education with an emphasis on assessment and a second Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling. Laurie is also the mother to two boys.
How to use a bullet journal - https://bulletjournal.com/pages/learn
|Mar 04, 2020|
EP. 60: ADHD, Entrepreneurialism and Fearlessness with Dr. Brandi Noll
Join Tracy in Episode #60 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women as she welcomes her guest, Brandi Noll. Dr. Noll is currently Associate Professor at the University of Akron in Ohio where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. She has 23 years of experience in education, which includes teaching children how to read and write, as well as teaching fellow adults how to best teach children to read and write. Brandi is also an author, presenter, and consultant in k-12 schools. She has co-authored a book related to preschool literacy curriculum, written numerous articles found within national journals regarding literacy instruction, and presented across the country at education conferences, sharing her knowledge and passion about how to best help students succeed. Brandi is also the mother of three.
In 2016, while recovering from her second major hip reconstruction due to hip dysplasia, Brandi founded the Bucket List Adventure Company Ohio. Her focus was on bringing people together by encouraging them to step outside of their comfort zones to overcome their fears.
Over the last few years Brandi has jumped out of a perfectly good plane, free-dived with sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, walked across fire, kayaked in alligator-infested waterways, ice climbed, rock climbed, and rappelled her way through much of the United State’s most strenuous and iconic trails.
No surprise that Brandi’s also one of us. She has ADHD!
|Feb 26, 2020|
EP. 59: ADHD and Justice Sensitivity with Immigration Attorney Taylor Levy
In Episode #59 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces her guest Taylor Levy. Taylor is an immigration attorney in El Paso, Texas. She was the Legal Coordinator at Annunciation House, El Paso’s largest migrant shelter. During the summer and fall of 2018, Taylor worked with dozens of pro bono attorneys who traveled to El Paso from across the U.S. to provide free legal representation to immigrant parents separated from their minor children because of the “zero-tolerance” policy enacted by the Trump administration. Attorneys volunteering with Annunciation House provided legal consultations and pro bono reunification to more than 400 separated families. Currently, Taylor focuses her work on asylum-seeking families who have been returned to Mexico under the “Remain in Mexico” program. She also mentors attorneys from around the country on these cases and does advocacy, media, and policy work centered on protecting vulnerable asylum seekers arriving at our border.
Taylor talks about an article that ProPublica just published about her clients, Honduran refugees Mirza, David and their kids.
Taylor also shares:
Taylor’s email: email@example.com
The nonprofit that Taylor mentioned: www.santafedreamersproject.org
And Taylor’s law school! https://mitchellhamline.edu/academics/j-d-enrollment-options/blended-learning-at-mitchell-hamline/
|Feb 19, 2020|
EP. 58: 5 ADHD Hacks That Change How I Work
In Episode 58 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares five hacks that have changed her professional and personal productivity and play well with her ADHD brain.
Tracy talks about:
|Feb 12, 2020|
EP. 57: A Mid-Life Diagnosis of ADHD with Sandra Centorino
In Episode #57 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy invites her good friend Sandra Centorino to the podcast to talk about her recent mid-life ADHD diagnosis. Sandra is currently the founder of RealWomenGoLive where her mission is to help, inspire, share and connect real women to the power of their voice through audio and video. Prior to that, Sandra ran a non-profit called The CUREchief Foundation where she recruited and trained thousands of volunteers for more than a decade.
|Feb 05, 2020|
EP. 56: Is it ADHD or Non-Verbal Learning Disorder? with Linda Karanzalis, M.S., BCCS
Join Tracy and her guest Linda Karanzalis, M.S., BCCS in Episode #56 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Linda is a board-certified cognitive specialist and parent/student coach who provides executive function training and social-emotional learning programs for people of all ages. Linda also just wrote an article for ADDitude magazine’s Winter 2020 issue on ADHD and Non-verbal Learning Disorder.
Linda shares with us:
Linda then shares the current treatment options for NVLD and explains why she believes they don’t work. She also shares what she has discovered does work.
Symptom test for adults, Could I have non-Verbal Learning Disorder? https://www.additudemag.com/screener-nonverbal-learning-disorder-symptoms-test-adults/
Article that appeared in Additude magazine on NVLD: https://addvantageslearningcenter.com/adhd-vs-nv
Another article by Linda Karanzalis for ADDitude magazine.
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|Jan 29, 2020|
EP. 55: What I’ve Learned in the Year Since I Started my ADHD for Smart Ass Women Podcast
Tracy talks about what she’s learned in the year since she started her podcast, ADHD for Smart Ass Women. She is hoping that her story might inspire you to tackle that one big bucket list item that you really want to do but are scared to start. After all, she’s been there.
|Jan 22, 2020|
EP. 54: How Proper Breathing Reduces Stress, Stabilizes Emotions and Makes the ADHD Brain More Mindful
In this episode, Tracy invites Esther Nagel to our podcast. Esther is a yoga teacher, author and writer from South Wales in the UK. She is also an expert in breathing and was recently diagnosed with ADHD.
https://spacetobreatheacademy.com/smartassbreath/ (this is the FREE 10-day breathing course that Esther mentioned)
|Jan 15, 2020|
EP. 53: Neuroplasticity, Mindfulness, Meditation and ADHD
In Episode #53 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy tackles the science behind meditation, specifically neuroplasticity.
Tracy introduces the book, Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD, An 8-Step Program for Strengthening Attention, Managing Emotions and Achieving Your Goals by Lidia Zylowska, MD.
17 Science Based Mindfulness Exercises from the Positive Psychology program in the Netherlands as another resource.
|Jan 08, 2020|
EP. 52: How Choosing a Word for the New Year Helps Me Better Manage My ADHD Brain
In Episode #52, Tracy shares a New Year hack that has helped her to be more productive and move her life forward in a manner that is consistent with her values and purpose. It also happens to work especially well for her ADHD brain in that she’s able to stick with it throughout the entire year.
Tracy also tells us what big project she has planned for 2020 and how her word will help her achieve it.
Tracy also lists some resources for options beyond the traditional one word bracelets that she’s been using for the past two years.
|Jan 01, 2020|
EP. 51: Meet My Son Markus: An ADHD Underdog Success Story Plus My Article on ADDitude
In Episode #51, Tracy talks about an article that she wrote for ADDitude (It’s the leading media network for parents and adults living with ADHD and for professionals working in the field of ADHD). Since the article touches on the importance of hope, positive emotion, focusing on strengths and how her 17-year-old son did just that to successfully crack his learning code, she invited him on the podcast as her guest and he accepted! If you’re looking for a real ADHD underdog success story you’ll like this one.
Tracy talks about:
Markus also shares a song he wrote, performed and recorded as part of his college portfolio.
Link for the ADDitude piece. ADD 12/23
Korematsu Kuraun: https://soundcloud.com/user-107027875/korematsu-kuraun
|Dec 26, 2019|
EP. 50: Meditation That Even You Can Do (Especially if You’re Inattentive or Have RSD) with ADHD Life Coach, Diann Wingert
This episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women is definitely among my favorites. In fact, it might be my favorite. In Episode #50, I invite ADHD expert, psychotherapist, former USC adjunct professor and life coach Diann Wingert back to discuss meditation for the ADHD brain.
Look, I don’t really get meditation. My thoughts are: I have ADHD and you want me to sit still and stop my brain from thinking, thinking, thinking? It’s an oxymoron, I tell ya! Or at least that’s what I told Diann. That’s when she took on the challenge of selling me and my ADHD brain on meditation.
You have to listen to this episode because it completely changed my beliefs about what meditation is and how it will work for my ADHD brain. And she made it stupidly simple. Even I can do it! Bottom line, Diann knows ADHD and she knows meditation for the ADHD brain and with her guidance, even I was successful.
Diann's podcast The Driven Woman will launch February 6, 2020
LINK TO SCHEDULE FREE 30 MIN CONSULTATION FOR POTENTIAL COACHING CLIENTS
|Dec 18, 2019|
EP. 49: ADHD and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD), Part 2: How to Reduce and Even Eliminate Its Symptoms
Our podcast on Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria or RSD (Ep. 19) is among our most downloaded episodes. Members of our Facebook Group also continue to post about RSD. Since it’s such a popular topic, I wanted to close the loop on RSD with the optimism that you have come to from me. I do not feel that I delivered that in Episode #19.
Since recording that first episode on RSD, I’ve discovered that there’s actually a lot you can do to reduce and even eliminate symptoms of RSD and that’s what this episode is all about. Here we discuss:
Join us as we discuss what women with RSD have done to reduce and even eliminate their symptoms? This includes:
I have created the Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) Protocol for ADHD as a resource for you. When we have a plan, we’re less reactionary and more successful in managing not only our RSD but also our ADHD. You may download it here.
Take the RSD Symptoms Test here.
|Dec 11, 2019|
EP. 48: When You Grow Up Poor, Adopted, Bullied, Angry, 2E and the Only Black Girl In Your Town, No One Ever Thinks It Might Be ADHD. Meet Our Brilliant Guest, Sandra Coral
In Episode #48 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, I invite you to meet Sandra Coral. Sandra is a 41 yr old black woman who was adopted at 3 by a poor, white family in Canada and was diagnosed with ADHD last year. She joins us from London, where she lives with her husband and 5-year old son. Sandra was a K-12 teacher for over 15 years. She has an MA in Educational Psychology as well as post-graduate certificates in English As An Additional Language, Gifted Education and Special Education. She has taught internationally including in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, Oman and Turkey.
Sandra will share her fascinating story, including:
Sandra and I will also talk about:
Since being diagnosed, Sandra has decided to make it her mission to give children, teens, parents and adults the support that she didn’t have growing up, so that they can manage their ADHD and thrive in life.
If you’d like to connect with Sandra, you can reach her here:
Facebook: The ADHD Good Life
|Dec 04, 2019|
EP. 47: Why Gratitude is Even More Important to the ADHD Brain
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Tracy talks about ADHD and gratitude. A practice of gratitude is important for every one but for those of us with ADHD it’s even more important. Why? Because processing emotions start in the brain itself and emotions motivate action. That means that if your emotions are negative you will be completely unmotivated but if you’re emotions are positive and you’re working in an area of high interest, the sky is the limit.
|Nov 27, 2019|
EP. 46: How ADHD Helped Caryn Prall Build a Two Billion Dollar Real Estate Empire
Caryn wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until she was 46 but she’s known that she has ADHD since grade school. Caryn always felt that her ADHD worked for her until one day she woke up and it suddenly didn’t. She decided then and there to go visit a doctor.
Like many of our first experiences with doctors and ADHD, her doctors didn’t want to talk about ADHD because they knew little about how it presented in women. Instead, they wanted to prescribe her anxiety medication. Caryn stuck to her guns and the rest, as they say, is history.
I asked Caryn Prall:
Caryn also shared her reasons for starting her fantastic podcast The Messy Empire which is all about what it takes to build a 2 billion dollar real estate empire and how this all relates to her ADHD.
You can subscribe to The Messy Empire here.
|Nov 20, 2019|
EP. 45: When ADHD is Misdiagnosed as Bi-Polar Disorder, Meet 27 Year-Old MMA Fighter Elizabeth Megan
|Nov 13, 2019|
EP. 44: Why ADHD and BiPolar Disorder Are Commonly Misdiagnosed
This weeks topic is all about bipolar disorder and why ADHD often gets misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder. Tracy posted a simple question in her Facebook Group, HAVE YOU BEEN MISDIAGNOSED WITH BI-POLAR DISORDER? She was shocked at how many women had been and so she decided to research the subject.
|Nov 06, 2019|
EP. 43: How Megan Burlingame Failed Her Way to Success and Discovered her ADHD Superpowers
In Episode #43 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy speaks with the delightful Megan Margaret Burlingame. Megan is 34 years old, a wife and the mother of two very busy boys. Throughout her childhood, Megan struggled mightily with her ADHD but is clear about the fact that her struggles also led her to discover her Superpowers.
Today Megan lives in Arlington, WA where she works with cities, counties and government agencies to advise them on zoning and legal land issues. In her free time, she operates a small flower farm where she also grows a large variety of organic heirloom tomatoes.
Tracy invited Megan to her podcast after she posted this response to another member (of her Facebook group) who said she was having trouble seeing anything positive about her ADHD.
“The more I educate myself about it, the more I realize that it makes me who I am. I am so so good with people, I understand their natures and moods. Sometimes it is like a wave of emotions that hit me when I enter a room and, while inconvenient, let's me see the true nature of people. I am also much more empathetic because of how much I was picked on for skipping around school constantly, saying the wrong things, laughing too loud, etc. I love to root for the underdog and think that cruelty from others for any reason is horrendous. In a crisis or when someone is swamped with work, I can jump in and formulate a plan, execute it with a maniacal glee, and excel beyond my peers. I am ALWAYS thinking, I constantly have ideas. This is challenging but once I make up my mind that I want something... want it enough anyway, there is no stopping me. I love to fail, it is like a challenge. My husband says, he learned a long time ago not to tell me that I "couldn't do something" and he is right because I will want to do it, even if I had no interest in it before, and then I will 95% of the time prove him wrong in the process and succeed. I am fiercely loyal, to a fault even. I love what I love and I love who I love fiercely. These are all things I attribute to my ADHD and they are all wonderful. Yes, they are also a double-edged sword but so is every other personality type I think. I used to wish everything wasn't so hard but now I realize that I would not change it for the world because I have a lot of grit and I am a living example of someone who literally failed each grade through 10th grade until leaving tiny private schools that only taught for the neurotypical brain. I had a 3.3 GPA in running start, a community college program that got me within 4 classes of my AA by high school graduation, and 12 years later I earned my bachelors degree summa cum laude with a 3.95 GPA. It wasn't easy but I never gave up on my dreams either. There is a lot to be frustrated with indeed but much to rejoice in as well. We are not the same as the neurotypical but that is OK.”
Tracy and Megan talk about:
|Oct 30, 2019|
EP. 42: Everyone Does NOT Have ADHD!
In this episode Tracy talks about the myth that “everyone has ADHD.”
Discover what behavioral characteristics the general population shares with those of us with ADHD. You’ll learn about the following:
|Oct 23, 2019|
EP. 41: Should I Disclose My ADHD At Work With Lynn Miner-Rosen
In this episode, Tracy talks to ICF and board-certified ADHD coach, Certified Career Development Coach and Life Coach, Lynn Miner-Rosen. Lynn works with high school seniors, college students and young adults with ADHD, EF deficits and learning differences. Previous to coaching Lynn was a Special Education Teacher for 12 years. She was also an IEP coordinator. Lynn Miner-Rosen has a BS in business administration and two Masters Degrees in Education and Special Education. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida and will be speaking at CHADD in November.
Lynn spoke to us about ADHD and the workplace. We discuss:
|Oct 16, 2019|
EP. 40: How to Prepare to Meet With Your ADHD Doctor
In this episode, Tracy gives you a simple, ADHD brain-friendly understanding of what is required to obtain an ADHD diagnosis. She also includes a checklist that she created to help you prepare for your meeting with an ADHD professional. https://spyhappy.me/checklist
|Oct 09, 2019|
EP. 39: How An ADHD Diagnosis Changed 24-Year-Old Josie Bowman’s Life, The Second Time
In this episode, Tracy decided to bring on a real member of her ADHD for Smart Ass Women Facebook Group so she put out the word. A lot of members responded but Tracy decided to invite 24-year-old Josie Bowman who was diagnosed in May.
Prior to her diagnosis, Josie was struggling but she didn’t understand how much she was struggling with everyday life. She thought everyone struggled like she did. If anything, she believed that her struggles were a result of her character flaws. It was her fault. But then her boyfriend came into the picture, told her what he observed and her life changed overnight.
Josie shares information about
Learn what advice Josie would give to a young woman who really struggles and thinks she might have ADHD?
|Oct 02, 2019|
EP. 38: ADHD and Drifting Off Topic
ADHD and Drifting Off Topic
This week’s podcast is all about drifting off topic; why we do it and how to do less of it.
Discover what causes our brains to drift-off topic.
Learn what linear vs. non-linear thinking is
Tracy talks about how and why she believes ADHD has been misnamed.
Discover why drifting off is not the problem and why a family trip to Cancun is the perfect example of why telling stories is always the best way to make information stick.
Learn how to keep yourself from drifting off-topic by using:
|Sep 25, 2019|
EP. 37: ADHD, Positive Emotion and Essential Oils with Crystal Edmonds
In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks to environmental scientist and fellow ADHDer, Crystal Edmonds about positive emotion, the ADHD brain and essential oils.
Discover what Tracy turns to when she wakes up and feels unfocused, unmotivated and in negative emotion and what boosts her mood every single time. How about exercise and nature.
Learn how Tracy made the connection between scent and how scents not only influence her sense of well-being and happiness but also affect her focus.
Crystal shares with Tracy how essential oils stimulate the limbic system — a part of the brain involved in memory, behavior, motivation, and emotion and how this also helps with:
Discover why essential oils are a great place to start for relief from ADHD symptoms if medication doesn’t work for you.
The Essential Life: 6th Edition
New Emotions & Essential Oils Wheel, 7th Edition
Crystal’s DoTerra Shop
|Sep 18, 2019|
EP. 36: Crowns, Root Canals, TMD and ADHD
In this episode Tracy talks about the connection between dental health and ADHD. Believe it or not, it’s one more thing we need to add to our ADHD workarounds list!
Discover why staying away from sweets, brushing religiously and having no cavities, can still land you in the endodontist’s chair when you have ADHD.
Learn what bruxism is and why 78% of those with ADHD are reported to have it.
Recognize why you should wear a nightguard and how to reframe your thoughts around doing so if you hate yours and like Tracy are constantly fighting it.
Explore why crowns, root canals, TMD, bruxism, grinding and clenching are all connected to ADHD.
Discover what happened when Tracy posted the following post to her ADHD Facebook Group, ADHD for Smart Ass Women: “Podcast question for those that are 45 or older only. Have you had a crown or root canal?” You will be surprised by the response.
Learn about ADHD and comorbidity and how this often affects the success of ADHD medication.
Explore the difference between TMJ and TMD. Which one is responsible for the clicking or popping sound, difficulty in moving your jaw, headaches, migraines, neck aches and even back aches, and how they’re related to ADHD?
Discover who has more TMD symptoms; women or men?
What information do dentists have about ADHD and TMD?
What are common dental-related side effects caused by ADHD medication?
What are common dental-related side effects among children who have ADHD?
What brands of stimulant ADHD medication have been associated with TMD and side effects such as bruxism? What brand of stimulant medication is less likely to report TMD symptoms
Learn what you can do now to lessen the potential of developing TMD and bruxism as well as teeth that need crowns, root canals, or implants.
Discover what supplement helps many women with TMD.
|Sep 11, 2019|
EP. 35: How To Respond When People Tell You ADHD Isn't Real
In this episode, Tracy talks about how to respond when a friend, family member, teacher, coworker or boss tells you that there is no such thing as ADHD?
Learn how to respond to comments like:
And finally, Tracy shares how she responds when she’s dealing with a real know-it-all who clearly knows nothing about ADHD. She also ends with a discussion on how to figure out who should and shouldn’t be in your life.
I especially dislike sharing this first link but here goes:
Summer Sunderland suggested: Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk on Gillian Lynne who had to move to think. Here’s the excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dewkj80G4asHere’s the full Ted Talk:
Erin Ez shared this link that gives you a real world snapshot of how your child feels struggling with attention and learning challenges:
|Sep 04, 2019|
EP. 34: ADHD and Repetitive Body Focused Behaviors (Also Known As Skin-Picking, Nail Biting, Teeth Grinding, Etc.)
This weeks topic is all about Repetitive Body Focused Behaviors (RBFBs). RBFBs are related to self-grooming, anxiety management and/or sensory stimulation.
The most common BFRBs are trichotillomania (hair pulling, eyelashes), dermatillomania (skin picking), onychophagia (nail biting), dermatophagia (skin biting), teeth grinding (bruxism), tongue biting (morsicatio linguarum). They are complex conditions that cause people to repeatedly touch their hair and body in ways that result in physical damage.
|Aug 28, 2019|
EP. 33: How Cognitive Behavioral Coaching Can Change Your Life with ADHD Expert Diann Wingert
In this episode, Tracy speaks with Cognitive Behavioral Coach, Diann Wingert. Diann worked for 20 years as a psychotherapist. She was also an adjunct faculty member with the USC School of Social Work, training graduate students to become therapists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She made the transition from psychotherapist to coach because she found coaching to be more successful at affecting real, positive change in her clients.
Diann saw far too many brilliant & capable women struggle with distractibility, procrastination, perfectionism, & self-doubt which held them back from expressing their gifts in the world. Many of them were diagnosed with anxiety or depression and had no idea that the underlying issue was actually ADHD, including Diann herself.
She is now on a mission to help other gifted, creative & entrepreneurial women of all ages, achieve their true potential through radical self-acceptance, leveraging their
strengths & creating an ADHD friendly business and life.
Diann goes on to share:
Get a FREE copy of Diann’s Driven Woman roadmap called the Fast Track Guide to Success or schedule a FREE 30-minute consultation here. You may also find out more about Diann’s 12-week individual coaching program for ADHD creatives and entrepreneurs here.
|Aug 21, 2019|
EP. 32: What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How Can it Help ADHD?
In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about the basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); what is it, who is it for, how it works with ADHD.
Discover how the experience of growing up with ADHD, especially undiagnosed ADHD, can impact how you think, what you think about yourself, how you cope, your attitudes and your beliefs.
Learn how the lens that you see the world through definitely affects who we become.
Discover how what you’re thinking can impact your life. And that:
Tracy states: “Don’t believe everything you think.” It doesn’t matter if you had that negative thought a million times. It’s not going to affect you now unless you think it again. You don’t have to undo those thoughts, you just have to break the pattern of the thought.
Tracy shares that CBT looks for where your thoughts are distorted and it has you question them.
In CBT, you’re also learning how to use specific strategies for managing your ADHD like getting to work on time, starting a project you don’t want to do, sticking to your planner, building better relationships.
Discover what you should do when you can’t start a project or task.
Also learn CBT strategies around
Discover how CBT compares to medication and what kind of Cognitive Behavioral therapist you should hire.
|Aug 07, 2019|
EP. 31: Reading Strategies for ADHD Brains with Reading Specialist and Fellow ADHDer, Katelyn Mabry
For our 31st episode, Tracy invited Katelyn Mabry to join her. Katelyn is the author of the children’s book Hi, It’s Me! I have ADHD which is based on her personal history with ADHD. In her book she shares the feelings, emotions and experiences as a child dealing with the challenges of ADHD and offers them insights, tips empowerment and the message that ADHD does not define them. Katelyn has a master’s degree in reading and is a certified early childhood/special education teacher. She also has four children and is now a private coach for kids who learn differently. Katelyn’s goal is to instill the love of reading, learning and growing in her students.
Tracy talks about her 17 year old son who is very bright but came to her in December and said he couldn’t read. She saw him reading all the time so this didn’t make sense to her.
That’s when she remembered that there was a reading specialist in her ADHD for Smart Ass Women Facebook group named Katelyn Mabry. Tracy called Kately and she told her that Markus can read, he just can’t focus on what he’s reading when he’s not interested which means that he can’t retain what he reads. Tracy hired Katelyn to work with Markus and has been so pleased at how much more confidence her son has around reading in subjects that he is not interested in. She asked Katelyn to share some of the strategies she has used for her son around reading retention.
Katelyn talks about metacognition and how she uses it to help kids retain what they are reading.
Learn about the three different types of inner voices in metacognition: reciting, conversational and interactive and which one helps retention the most by helping the reader connect to the characters.
Kaitlyn then teaches us about the distracted voice and the way she helps students identify when the distracted voice shows up.
Learn why visualization is so important in reading retention.
Katelyn shares a fantastic quote which analogizes reading to driving a car.
Learn what it means to activate background knowledge to aid in reading retention.
What does it mean to give the reading purpose and why it’s so important that the reader to intentionally connect the reading to the reader’s worldview.
Katelyn mentions her book Hi, It’s Me! I Have ADHD. She is working on the second edition which will be released in October. If listeners would like to learn more about her book or connect with her they can subscribe to her email list at www.katelymabry.com.
Katelyn recommends the book I Read It But I Don’t Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers by Chris Tovani
Tracy mentioned the book Learning How to Learn by Barbara Oakley
|Jul 31, 2019|
EP. 30: My Favorite Tech Tool: How The Apple Watch Saved My ADHD Brain
This week’s podcast is all about the Apple Watch and how I use it to manage my ADHD brain. I didn’t want an Apple Watch. I don’t want to wear anything that everyone else is wearing. That said, once I did, I realized just how valuable it could be to manage my ADHD brain. I feel more in control, less worried about things falling through the cracks, and more organized than I’ve ever felt.
My whole goal has been to build structures around myself to shore up my weaknesses so I can focus on my strengths. I have basically uploaded my working memory to the Apple Watch.
Here are the three additional Apple Watch apps that I mentioned in my podcast. I’m impressed with them thus far, but haven’t used them long enough to include on my list. I’ll report back later.
If you have a great Apple Watch app that plays well with your ADHD brain, please let me know about it by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find my podcast, Amazon Alexa briefing, Facebook Group and information on Coretography at tracyotsuka.com.
|Jul 24, 2019|
EP. 29: Psychotherapist Perry Janssen talks about ADHD, emotion and the importance of learning how to manage your feelings
For our 29th episode, I have invited my friend Perry Janssen to our podcast. Perry lives in Seattle where she has been a psychotherapist for the past 30 years. Perry has taught at the university level, she’s had her own column, she’s been a radio host where she’s interviewed and learned from the likes of Dr. Christiane Northrup and Dr. Dan Siegel. She’s also been an educator, consultant and coach for Microsoft, Amazon, Nordstrom, Boeing; the list goes on and on.
I had a list of questions prepared but since our most popular episodes have been about emotion and feelings, I decided to just go with it. I call Perry the feelings expert. You can tell how passionate she is on the subject. Perry talks about:
|Jul 17, 2019|
EP. 28: How To Navigate The College Admissions Process As An ADHD Teen
Today Tracy talks to our youngest group member, Sophia Criscione. Tracy was so impressed with a post that Sophia created in our Facebook Group, ADHD for Smart A** Women about how to navigate the college admissions process when you have ADHD, that she just had to have Sophia on her podcast.
Sophia is 18 and has just completed her senior year in high school. Having just gone through the whole process of applying to colleges, she wanted to help other bright ADHD kids who are stressing about the whole college application process. Sophia was diagnosed at the end of her freshman year and shares with us how her diagnosis came about.
She is a definite smart ass. So smart, that among her many very high AP scores is a 5 in a history class that she taught herself. No matter how frustrating some of her symptoms might be, Sophia will tell you why she views her ADHD as a biochemical gift.
Sophia then shares advice on parenting teenagers with ADHD and her number one ADHD workaround.
|Jul 10, 2019|
EP. 27: How an ADHD Diagnosis Changed Danielle Ford's Life
In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy chats with Danielle Ford from Las Vegas. Danielle dropped out of high school as a junior at 17, on the advice of her high school counselor. She was actually a good student who had to work to support her family.
She then spent a decade in various entrepreneurial ventures working 10 times harder than everyone else and in her words “never getting the basic stuff right.” She self-diagnosed herself with ADHD in her early twenties but chose not to seek a formal diagnosis because she believed the stigma.
Instead, she read every self-help book, tried every system, worked with coaches but never thought that the strategies may have been faulty and not her. After a close call, Danielle decided to get treatment, was prescribed medication and other therapies and suddenly she could easily organize her thoughts, emotions tasks...everything.
That’s when Danielle went into full ADHD superpower mode and submitted her name for school board trustee for the 5th largest school district in the United States. She beat out a field of 9 candidates, including some seasoned politicians and won the election. Danielle was sworn in this past Jan and now she controls a nearly 3 billion dollar yearly budget and makes policy decisions for a school district that serves 48 schools in the Clark County School District. In this role she is responsible for over 322,000 students.
Danielle is 33, a single-mom of two kids and she’s a digital marketing strategist who helps other entrepreneurs grow their online businesses.
Her story is fascinating. How she manages her ADHD is instructive. You will also likely relate to how Danielle navigates life when her Ferrari brain works faster than her bicycle brakes (if you have ADHD you’ll know what we mean). It’s no surprise that Danielle is often compared to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Listen to Podcast Episode #27 here.
|Jul 03, 2019|
EP. 26: Tracy’s Strength-Focused ADHD Book List
EP 26: In this episode Tracy gives you her list of favorite strength-focused ADHD resources/books.
If you listened to her first podcast recorded back in October you‘ll notice that her understanding and opinions around ADHD have changed a lot. She is now solidly grounded in a more strength-focused view of ADHD and sees it as a brain difference rather than a brain disorder.
Tracy goes through the books she wishes she knew about when her son was first diagnosed five years ago. If you want to reframe your own ADHD, if you currently see it as a disorder and want to view it as a strength, this is exactly where you need to start. Tracy wouldn’t give up her own ADHD for anything. She believes that her ADHD traits are responsible for every success she’s ever had. She just had to learn how to manage it. These resources have really helped in that regard.
|Jun 26, 2019|
EP. 25: ADHD and Addiction
Today, Tracy talks about ADHD and Addiction. She doesn’t like to talk about things that she hasn’t experienced personally but so many members in her Facebook Group, ADHD for Smart A** Women did struggle with addiction so she decided that the subject warranted a podcast episode.
Have you ever wondered why those of us with ADHD have up to a 10 times higher likelihood of substance abuse and addiction?
Do you know what Reward Deficiency Syndrome is? Have you ever felt less satisfaction than you expected to feel once you reach a goal? Do you often feel like you’ve not accomplished enough?
Discover how our dopamine circuitry can create addictions and what’s behind the overlap that we often see between creativity, talent, depression, addiction and ADHD.
Learn why young adults use substances to self-medicate and at what age they typically start.
Discover the biggest myth about stimulant medication and addiction.
Exercise is the ADHD brain’s best friend. Learn why it also helps us refrain from self-medicating.
Tracy then shares information that she just learned about AA, recovery centers, medical detox programs, and sober living environments from a book called The Sober Truth by Harvard professor Lance Dodes who’s been treating people with addiction for 30 + years. It is really eye-opening.
Tracy also shares information that she just learned from psychotherapist Perry Janssen about trauma and addiction.
Learn about the concept called spontaneous remission and what kinds of approaches to treating addiction work best for those of us with ADHD.
|Jun 19, 2019|
EP. 24: What Does ADHD Feel Like From Women Who Have ADHD
In this podcast, Tracy decided to do something different. When she was initially diagnosed she read everything to glean what other women like her were experiencing. Putting that puzzle together for herself was her number one mission. It’s also why she started the Facebook Group, ADHD for Smart A** Women. So today she’s sharing with you how members answered the question:
What Does Your ADHD Feel Like?
|Jun 12, 2019|
EP. 23: ADHD and Rumination
In this episode, Tracy talks about rumination, what it is and why those of us with ADHD are more partial to engage in it. Discover how hyperfocusing is related to rumination.
Tracy talks about hyperactivity, not only in our bodies but also in our minds. She also shares how rumination is related to past problems rather than current or future problems. Learn how rumination:
Learn how you can stop ruminating and teach yourself how to notice your thoughts. Know the difference between past and future thoughts.
Tracy then shares
|Jun 05, 2019|