Women & ADHD

By Katy Weber

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A late diagnosis turned her world upside down. Join Katy Weber each week as she interviews other women who discovered they have ADHD in adulthood and are finally feeling like they understand who they are and how to best lean into their strengths, both professionally and personally.

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Sharon McCarthy: Decoding a dual diagnosis of ADHD & autism
01:05:38

Episode 92 with Sharon McCarthy.

“I will start talking and lose my train of thought mid-sentence because my brain has suddenly gone off on a completely different tangent.”

Sharon is the founding director of Autism Journeys, a training and consultancy service based in Cork, Ireland, where she supports autistic children and young people and their families from both an advocacy and educational standpoint.

She is also the host of Autism Journeys, the fabulous radio show & podcast that shares stories and perspectives of members of the worldwide autism community.

Sharon has worked in the autism field in a number of capacities over the last 20 years. She lectures at University College Dublin, coordinates and delivers autism-centric courses in her local community college, and delivers autism-specific training workshops to different disability and training services across Ireland. 

We talk about her incredible journey as a mother to multiply-identified neurodivergent children, which led her to become a fierce advocate for her kids. And more recently, this journey has led to her being identified as both autistic and an ADHDer, and she is now finally empowered to be her authentic neurodivergent self. 

We also talk about the dual diagnosis and overlap of traits, how autism presents in girls and women, how the definition and understanding of autism has changed over the years, as well as when it might be time to seek an autism diagnosis either for your child or yourself.

Website: Autism Journeys

Instagram: @autism.journeys

 

Episode edited by E Podcast Productions

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd

 

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Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching

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Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching

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Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com

 

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com.

Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast

Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast

Twitter: @womenandadhd

Facebook: @womenandadhd

Jul 04, 2022
Lisa Dos Santos: Codependency & multipotentiality
55:54

Episode 91 with Lisa Dos Santos.

“Since I was 5 or 6, I was told I was lazy, messy, and forgetful. They used to call me lostkop in Afrikaans, which literally means your head is lost.”

Lisa is a 35-year-old South African who was recently diagnosed with ADHD inattentive type. She suspected something was different about her growing up but always assumed it was due to the trauma of being raised in an abusive home. However, when a teacher suggested Lisa’s 6-year-old daughter might have ADHD, Lisa started connecting the dots in her own life. 

After 11 different jobs and 17 years in the corporate world, Lisa now runs an online mindful yoga practice @yogalisa.online where she focuses on “bite-sized mindfulness,” breath work, and feeling good. Lisa’s teachings are inclusive, spiritual, and rooted closely in the origins of yoga.

We talk about her history of codependency and how ADHD has played a role in those behaviors. We also talk about the concept of multipotentiality and the inability to stay still in our lives, especially when it comes to professions. 

And we also discuss the benefits of yoga and mindfulness for ADHD, and how intentionally slowing down and listening to our bodies has helped us rebuild self-trust and have more compassion and patience with ourselves and our kids.

Website: YogaLisa.online

Instagram: @yogalisa.online

 

 

Episode edited by E Podcast Productions

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd

 

 

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Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching

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Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching

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Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com.

Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast

Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast

Twitter: @womenandadhd

Facebook: @womenandadhd

Jun 27, 2022
Laura Key: Anxiety, perfectionism, and ADHD “a-ha” moments
57:43

Episode 90 with Laura Key.

“ADHD is that thing you didn’t know you had, but once you do realize you have it, everything else makes sense.”

Laura Key, a longtime editor and content creator, is the editorial director at Understood.org, a resource for the millions of people with learning and thinking differences like ADHD and dyslexia. 

Laura is also the host of the ADHD Aha! podcast, where her guests talk about the single moment when it clicked that they — or someone they know — has ADHD. Not only does Laura co-lead the Understood Podcast Network, she also spearheaded the creation of the Medium publication for/by. And she has two kids who keep her busy when she’s not working — and sometimes when she is working.

Laura shares her diagnosis story and her “ADHD aha” moment, as well as her history with anxiety and perfectionism. We compare notes on hosting an ADHD-themed podcast, and talk all about the healing power of conversation and sharing our lived experiences with other ADHD people.

We also talk about medication, looking for signs of ADHD in your children, and some of the inherent difficulties in figuring out the best ways to help our kids — and ourselves, for that matter! 

Instagram: @understoodorg

 

 

Episode edited by E Podcast Productions

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd

 

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Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching

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Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching

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Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com

 

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com.

Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast

Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast

Twitter: @womenandadhd

Facebook: @womenandadhd

Jun 20, 2022
Layla Touchet: Teaching schools to spot signs of ADHD in girls
56:06

Episode 89 with Layla Touchet.

“I was actually a hyperactive child, but the school told my mom that I’m just gifted and bored. I mean, y’all were right. But y’all were wrong, too. It was more than that.”

Layla is a 29 year old neurodivergent female who works as a school counselor in Louisiana, working with tiny humans in grades pre-k through 2nd grade, most of whom are neurodivergent as well. 

She’s also a licensed mental health counselor with certifications in Autism and ADHD and she’s working on her PhD in Counseling. 

Layla was first diagnosed with ADHD about a year-and-a-half ago. After she started medication for her ADHD, she realized there were still some things not adding up, and that’s when she received her Autism diagnosis.

We talk about her dual diagnosis and what it’s been like to look back over the course of her life, especially childhood, and see the traits of ADHD and Autism throughout.

We also talk about how her discovery of her own neurodivergence has helped shape her as a mental health counselor and how she’s now educating the teachers and staff at her school and in her entire district on how to recognize some of the more overlooked neurodivergent traits in children, especially in girls.

And we talk about her love of karate and kickboxing, as well as our shared love of office supplies. 

Instagram: @theneurodivergentcounselor

 

Episode edited by E Podcast Productions

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd

 

 

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Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching

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Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching

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Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com

 

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com.

Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast

Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast

Twitter: @womenandadhd

Facebook: @womenandadhd

Jun 13, 2022
Candin Phillips: Grief, big feelings & the power of music
59:53

Episode 88 with Candin Phillips.

“I’m one of those people who keeps chugging along, and it takes something really big to knock me off course before I step down and take care of myself.”

Candin is a licensed clinician and supervisor in South Carolina. She specializes in diagnosing ADHD and educating others — especially other therapists — to recognize traits of ADHD. 

She is the founder of Humanity Hive, an online platform and business focused on providing information to support those with ADHD. In addition to her fabulous Instagram account, she also now offers self-guided online classes on ADHD, including an overview and one that specializes in feelings.

We also spoke all about her own diagnosis journey and the pressures of perfectionism and pushing ourselves to the point of burnout. We also spoke about the power of music for the neurodivergent brain.

🛑 TRIGGER WARNING 🛑 We talk about the recent death of Candin’s mother via suicide as well as how she has been publicly processing it, so if that is a difficult topic for you, you might want to skip this interview.

Website: HumanityHive.info

Instagram: @humanity_hive

 

Episode edited by E Podcast Productions

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd

 

 

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Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching

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Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching

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Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com

 

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com.

Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast

Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast

Twitter: @womenandadhd

Facebook: @womenandadhd

Jun 06, 2022
Amy Marie Hann: Mom guilt, the church & mastering the mundane
51:20

Episode 87 with Amy Marie Hann.

“We try so hard to do all these things, and we end up feeling like failures. In reality, we’re just supposed to be doing life in a different way.”

Amy Marie is an ADHD advocate, entrepreneur and mom of 3 young kids. She was diagnosed with ADD in kindergarten but found motherhood and especially being a stay-at-home mom to be the most challenging season for her brain. 

Amy Marie now teaches moms with ADHD to manage their home life with ease in order to have more time and energy. In addition to her Activated ADHD Mamas Facebook group, Amy also runs a Master the Mundane course and training system for moms so they can better understand their brain wiring and develop the best home management systems for themselves and their families.

She also wrote a 16-page e-book called Thrive in Motherhood with ADHD, which comes with practical tips, mindset shifts and resources for personal growth. You can get that for free at her website.

Amy Marie and I talk all about domestic life and the unique pressures on women to be able to “do it all” as a mom and entrepreneur — and to somehow also be satisfied and sane.

And we also talk about the Christian community and the church and some of the expectations on Christian moms that simply don’t work when you have neurodivergent kids.

**Register for Amy's Master the Mundane course**

Website: AmyMarieHann.com

Instagram: @activatedadhdmama

 

Episode edited by E Podcast Productions

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd

 

 

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Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching

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Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching

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Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com

 

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com.

Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast

Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast

Twitter: @womenandadhd

Facebook: @womenandadhd

May 30, 2022
Dr. Tamara Rosier: Navigating emotions & battling the stigma
01:04:56

Episode 86 with Dr. Tamara Rosier.

“We have a toggle like a light switch — we’re either on or off. We don’t have a dimmer switch.”

Dr. Rosier is the founder of the ADHD Center of West Michigan, where she and her staff work with individuals with ADHD (and their families) to learn strategies and develop new skills to live effectively with ADHD. 

Dr. Rosier is also the president of the ADHD Coaches Organization and author of Your Brain's Not Broken: Strategies for Navigating Your Emotions and Life with ADHD.

We talk about her mission to de-stigmatize ADHD and teach her clients and their families to reframe how they view ADHD and their brains. 

We also talk about the many misconceptions about ADHD in the medical field, and we discuss the “all or nothing” approach we can have to task management and some of the healthy and not-so-healthy ways in which we tend to motivate ourselves.

Dr. Rosier’s Solve-It Grid

Websites: TamaraRosier.com , miadhd.com

Instagram: @brain_not_broken

 

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd

 

 

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Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching

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Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching

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Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com

 

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com.

Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast

Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast

Twitter: @womenandadhd

Facebook: @womenandadhd

May 23, 2022
Tennille Boyer: Life with a ‘Type A’ partner
01:03:39

Episode 85 with Tennille Boyer.

“After I googled rejection sensitive dysphoria, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this explains every fight we’ve ever had.’”

Tennille is a full-time working mom of 3 who was diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago in her early 40s. 

After a brief stint as a TV reporter in the late 90s, she fell into the perfect career for her: sales for early-stage companies (which she discovered is an ideal environment for her ADHD brain). 

Tennille and I talk all about what it’s like to have ADHD and be married to a Type A, neurotypical spouse.

We also talk about careers that feel well-suited to ADHDers, and she recounts her traumatic experience with a doctor when she was first seeking a diagnosis.

Website: Go Happy Hub

 

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd

 

 

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Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching

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Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching

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Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com

 

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com.

Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast

Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast

Twitter: @womenandadhd

Facebook: @womenandadhd

May 16, 2022
Jenna Wolfe: Navigating the newborn years
01:05:12

Episode 84 with Jenna Wolfe.

“The anxiety was crippling. I couldn’t tell anyone I was struggling because I had to be perfect and look like I had it all together.”

Jenna Wolfe is a lactation counselor, parenting coach, and mom of two from Amherstburg, Ontario. She is passionate about giving moms and their littles the tools and confidence to have the relationship they deserve; one full of security, joy and connection. 

Jenna is the founder of Own Your Parenting Story, where she supports moms all over North America to discover and achieve their breastfeeding and parenting goals. She also runs the Moms & Milk Village group on Facebook.

Jenna and I talk all about some of the unique struggles of neurodivergent mothers during the newborn years, and how difficult it can be to ask for help and get support. We talk about the trials and tribulations of breastfeeding, sleep deprivation, sensory overload, and the myriad issues that can feel insurmountable to a new mom with ADHD — as well as the importance of the right support system.

Website: Own Your Parenting Story

Instagram: @own.your.parenting.story

 

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd

 

 

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Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching

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Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching

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Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com

 

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com.

Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast

Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast

Twitter: @womenandadhd

Facebook: @womenandadhd

May 09, 2022
Catherine Avery: Productivity, biorhythms & how to avoid burnout
57:15

Episode 83 with Catherine Avery.

“With neurodivergent folks, we need to recognize that if it’s already working, don’t try to fix it.”

Catherine is an ADHD & productivity coach and the CEO of Productivity by Design. She believes that in order to be truly productive, you need to learn how to be intentionally unproductive. 

Catherine coaches her clients through proven strategies that help them master their time, space, and information so they can be more productive, more profitable, and have more time to spend doing the things they love. 

Catherine is a former “queen of clutter,” a recovering Type-A Wall Streeter, and a cancer survivor/thriver who was officially diagnosed with ADHD in her 50s. 

We talk about her own deep dive into her “chemo brain” and brain fog, and how that ultimately led to her ADHD diagnosis. We also talk about the grief that occurs to many of us diagnosed later in life when looking back over our lives with this new lens.

And we talk about burnout, how to lean into our natural biological rhythms of productivity, and knowing when to hit pause.

And finally, we compare our crazy TMJ stories — and I rehash my own story about teeth grinding and vertigo! If you grind your teeth at night, you definitely want to stick around and hear more about our experiences.

Website: Productivity by Design

Instagram: @catherine_j_avery

 

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd

 

 

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Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching

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Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching

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Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com

 

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com.

Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast

Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast

Twitter: @womenandadhd

Facebook: @womenandadhd

May 02, 2022
KC Davis: Self-care & keeping house with ADHD
01:10:30

Episode 82 with KC Davis.

“We work so much harder just to do the simple things everybody else can do automatically.”

KC Davis is a licensed professional therapist, author, speaker, and the incredible maven behind the mental health platform Struggle Care. She is also the casual genius behind the TikTok account @domesticblisters, where her accessible advice on self-care, self-compassion, cleaning and organizational systems that actually work, has amassed nearly 1.5 million followers.

KC’s compassionate and practical approach to self and home care for those dealing with mental health, physical illness, and hard seasons of life has also been summarized in her book, “How to Keep House While Drowning.” The revamped, expanded version comes out tomorrow April 26, as does the audiobook read by the author.

KC Davis began her therapy journey at 16 when she entered treatment for drug addiction and mental health issues. After getting sober she became a speaker and advocate for mental health and recovery. Professionally, KC has worked most of her career in the field of addiction in roles such a therapist, consultant, and executive director. She lives in Houston with her husband and two daughters. 

KC and I talk all about how her TikTok audience convinced her to get an ADHD diagnosis and how the app is helping to change the face of what it looks like to be neurodivergent.

We also talk about the shame and guilt so many of us feel around domesticity, and the reasons why neurodivergent brains can struggle to stay on top of cleaning and organizing. And we also talk about the cleaning strategies she created for her family that went viral and have changed the lives of so many women, myself included.

Website: Struggle Care

TikTok: @domesticblisters

Instagram: @strugglecare

 

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd

 

 

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Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching

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Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching

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Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com

 

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com.

Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast

Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast

Twitter: @womenandadhd

Facebook: @womenandadhd

Apr 25, 2022
Rebecca Perkins: ADHD & demand avoidance
58:31

Episode 81 with Rebecca Perkins.

"I can take demands all the time, but if someone asks in just slightly the wrong way, my brain is like, 'Nope, I won’t do it.'"

Rebecca is a neurodiverse speaker, writer, and educator based outside of Melbourne, Australia. She is the CEO and founder of My Spirited Child, an advocacy hub that provides strategies and support to parents, carers and educators of neurodivergent children, and to neurodivergent adults themselves. She also co-founded the National PEKE Centre, a resource center for neurodivergent families with individualized treatment plans, therapies and services located in Cranbourne, Australia. The center is an absolute dream for anyone who finds the diagnosis and treatment process to be overwhelming and confusing (which is basically all of us, right?). 

Rebecca and I talk all about our own difficulties in school as undiagnosed children, how the education system fails neurodiverse children, which is ultimately what led her to start advocating for her own neurodiverse kids. We also discuss why so many of us think we’re failures even though we’re often achieving at Energizer-bunny levels.

We also talk about demand avoidance in relation to Autism and ADHD, and why it’s chronically misunderstood and misdiagnosed in so many neurodivergent children.

And Rebecca gives one of my favorite answers yet for renaming ADHD, so stick with us to hear that later in this episode!

Rebecca is doing amazing work in Australia — she was recently a speaker at the Victorian ADHD Conference, which was a massive success. She’ll be appearing next at the Queensland ADHD Conference coming up on May 14th at the Unidus Conference Centre.

Website: MySpiritedChild

Instagram: @rebeccalperkins

 

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd

 

 

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Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching

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Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching

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Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com

 

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com.

Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast

Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast

Twitter: @womenandadhd

Facebook: @womenandadhd

Apr 18, 2022
Dr. Loucresie Rupert: Why ADHD gets overlooked in children of color
48:10

Episode 80 with Dr. Loucresie Rupert.

"Psychiatry doesn’t offer a lot of training in treating ADHD in adults and that’s a real deficit. Neurodevelopment disorders don’t just go away when we turn 18."

Dr. Rupert is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who specializes in neurodiversity, children with trauma, children in foster care or who have been adopted, and adults with developmental disabilities.

She’s also an activist and co-founder of Physician Women SOAR (Support, Organize, Advocate, Reclaim), an organization of physician women that raises money and awareness while educating on intersectional causes such as racial equality, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious, areligious, disability and neurodiverse equality. She also serves her community through her participation in B.L.A.C.K. (Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledge). 

Dr. Rupert aims to help empower those with mental health diagnoses and neurodiversity through her company Insightful Consultant, LLC, via speaking engagements, education and training on a plethora of mental health and diversity-related topics. Dr. Rupert herself is an adoptive parent of 2 wonderful neurodivergent children.  

Website: InsightfulConsultant.org

Twitter: @UnderOneUmbrel1

 

The Case of Grace: Being Black, Female, and Neurodiverse

 

 

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd

 

 

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Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching

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Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching

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Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com

 

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com.

Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast

Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast

Twitter: @womenandadhd

Facebook: @womenandadhd

Apr 11, 2022
Casey-Lee Flood: Sensory overwhelm, burnout & an adult autism diagnosis
01:00:40

Episode 79 with Casey-Lee Flood.

"I did 5,000 things today, but I still feel inadequate because I have 10,000 things left to do."

Casey-Lee is a Registered Nurse and a Holistic Health and Wellness Nurse Coach. Her company @nourishthenurturer supports other neurodivergent nurses and caregivers with their sustainable self-care. 

If you work in healthcare or if you’re in a caretaking profession, you do not want to miss this episode. We talk all about burnout in its many forms, as well as why so many nurses and healthcare workers tend to be neurodivergent.

We also talk about sensory overwhelm and its relationship to depression. 

Also, Casey-Lee describes her experience with receiving a dual diagnosis of ADHD and Autism last year, and how that has provided her not only with clarity in her personal life and how she experiences the world, but also with how she is better able to help her clients. 

Website: linktr.ee/artfullapothecary

Instagram: @nourishthenurturer

 

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Apr 04, 2022
Alisha Mays: ADHD, poverty & food insecurity
01:02:52

Episode 78 with Alisha Mays.

"When I talk, my mind can be in 80 different places. Sometimes my brain just stops paying attention to what my mouth is saying."

Alisha Mays is a PhD student in cultural anthropology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Alisha dropped out of high school, and went from getting her GED to getting her PhD. She is a first-generation college student, and she has devoted herself to studying systems of poverty and inequality in Kentucky, particularly as it relates to food. 

Alisha was diagnosed at 31 and credits her ADHD with giving her an innate ability to connect with people. She’s passionate about sharing stories for social change and empowering people to claim their narratives. 

TRIGGER WARNING: This was a really great conversation. This is also one of the more raw interviews I’ve had on this podcast, as we talk about Alisha’s experiences growing up in extreme poverty. We discuss such topics as eating disorders and attempted suicide, so if those topics are difficult for you, you might want to sit this one out.

 

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Mar 28, 2022
Chelsea Uithoven: Cycles of productivity & the on/off switch
01:02:04

Episode 77 with Chelsea Uithoven.

"We have this on/off switch. We can be so insanely competent when that switch is on. But when the switch is off, it’s like, ‘Uh uh, no.’"

Chelsea is the founder of Part Time Wellness, the digital wellness resource for women with ADHD. Her goal is to share a more lighthearted approach to wellness and help women with ADHD see wellness as a tool to help them live a more joyful, fulfilling life — not just another “have to” guilting them from their never-ending To Do list.

As a multi-passionate entrepreneur and play enthusiast, you can find Chelsea recording podcasts, creating digital courses, filming YouTubes, and playing her way through life, because it’s just too short to do all of our “have to’s” and none of the “want to’s.”

Chelsea and I talk all about becoming our own authority and avoiding neurotypical advice when it comes to cycles of productivity. We also talk about the ADHD tendency toward all-or-nothing thinking, especially when it comes to exercise, nutrition, and pretty much every other wellness habit.

Website: TheHabitEdit

Instagram: @parttimewellness

 

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Mar 21, 2022
Dr. Sharon Saline: How do we know if it’s ADHD?
46:05

Episode 76 with Dr. Sharon Saline.

"We all have different brains and we should honor neurodiversity in the same way we honor gender diversity or racial diversity or religious diversity."

Dr. Saline is a clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. 

She lectures and facilitates workshops internationally on topics such as understanding ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, motivation, different kinds of learners, and the teen brain. She is a regular contributor to ADDitude Magazine and Psychology, and currently hosts a live ADHD Support Group + Q&A every Friday over on Facebook with ADDitude Magazine.

Dr. Saline and I talk about how her interest in ADHD as a psychologist was sparked by her own neurodivergent family. We also talk about inattentive type ADHD in childhood and why so many kids — both boys and girls — with inattentive ADHD end up overlooked and ultimately diagnosed with depression and anxiety instead of ADHD. 

We also talk about the adult diagnosis experience and the best ways for you and your doctor to determine whether you have ADHD as opposed to possibly another situational struggle.

Website: DrSharonSaline.com

Facebook: @drsharonsaline

 

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Mar 14, 2022
Dr. Raafia Muhammad: Online diagnosis & treatment
59:31

Episode 75 with Dr. Raafia Muhammad.

"Now that more women are getting diagnosed, they’re able to talk about their experiences with each other and put their voices out there."

Dr. Muhammad is the Clinical Division Chief at ADHD Online. She joined the company when they were first starting up back in August of 2020, and she focuses on individualized care of her online patients and believes that ADHD can become a patient’s asset rather than a deficit when properly understood and treated.

Dr. Muhammad is board certified in general preventive medicine and public health. She is licensed in multiple states, and lives in Cypress, TX, with her husband and two kids.

We talk all about the process of getting an online diagnosis and what’s involved, and how clients are often surprised to be working with real medical providers and not just bots. 

We also talk about unique barriers for women when it comes to seeking a diagnosis on their own, not to mention the subsequent treatment, and how telemedicine is filling the gaps for patients who might not have immediate access to knowledgeable providers in their area.

And Dr. Muhammad addresses some of the skepticism around telehealth companies versus the old-fashioned in-person visits we’ve been used to.

If you’re curious about — or at all skeptical of — the online diagnosis process, you won’t want to miss this episode!

Website: ADHDOnline

Instagram: @dr.raafiamd

 

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Mar 07, 2022
Erica Saum: Hyperfixations & the Enneagram
01:05:21

Episode 74 with Erica Saum.

"My latest hyperfixation is candle-making. But before that, it was playing the ukulele. I learned it in a week and was like, I’m done."

Erica is a teacher based in Nashville, Tenn. She considers herself a witch woman filled with love, warmth, and a love for personal growth. She is a writer for her own ADHD blog, called Unseen ADHD, she’s a photographer with her business Lavender and Lynne Portraiture, and a candlemaker for her witchy business.

Erica was diagnosed with ADHD in 2021, and like many of us, it has been an overwhelming journey of self-discovery. We talk all about the grief and resentment that can come after a diagnosis and the need to forgive the adults in our life like our parents and teachers for not seeing the signs.  

We also talk about hobby hopping, hyperfixations, the Enneagram test, leaving the church and the search for community and belonging. I loved this interview and I hope you do, too!

Website: UnseenADHD

Instagram: @unseenadhd

 

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Feb 28, 2022
Cate Osborn: Sex, fruit snacks & coming as you are
01:07:41

Episode 73 with Cate Osborn (aka Catieosaurus)

"Neurodivergent people are told over and over again that they’re too much, or too loud, or that they need to be a certain way that they just fundamentally are not."

Cate (aka Catieosaurus) is a certified sex educator and full-time content creator known for her frank conversations about living life with ADHD, depression, and chronic pain — all while sporting a fabulous array of eyewear. 

She currently has about 2 million combined social media followers, and her work focuses on funny, honest conversations about ADHD, disability awareness, and advocacy in sex and the neurodivergent experience, especially within the kink community. 

She is also an avid gamer and player of DnD. As a professional streamer and TTRPG influencer, she is passionate about opening conversations about neurodiversity and accessibility into the gaming community.

And she’s the co-host of the delightful podcast Catie & Erik’s Infinite Quest, where she and her partner Erik talk about life with ADHD and depression, and navigating life as neurodivergent adults. And they also play ADHDnd.

Catie and I talk about sex and neurodivergency, as well as Emily Nagoski's seminal book, Come As You Are. We also discuss chronic overwhelm and burnout as ex-gifted kids, and the prescience of the TikTok algorithm. Catie also offers up a fantastic analysis of the “ADHD is a superpower” narrative, which you will love.

Website: Catieosaurus.com

Tiktok: @catieosaurus

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Feb 21, 2022
Elaine Taylor-Klaus: Shifting our expectations (without lowering them)
01:03:23

Episode 72 with Elaine Taylor-Klaus.

"When kids are diagnosed with ADHD, there’s an underlying belief that you just need to discipline them better. That stigma doesn’t exist with other learning disabilities."

Author, parent educator & certified coach, Elaine is the co-creator of ImpactParents and the Sanity School® behavior therapy training program. She is also the author of “The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More.” 

Elaine provides training, coaching, and support worldwide, empowering parents to guide their children, teens, and young adults to become independent and successful.

We talk about our own experiences with academic expectations growing up and how to break old habits and patterns as parents to neurodivergent kids. And we also talk about the coach approach and the importance of shifting our expectations of ourselves (without lowering them) as successful women and as parents.

Website: ImpactParents

Twitter: @ImpactParents

FREE DOWNLOAD: ImpactParent's Guide to Motivating Your Complex Kid

 

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Feb 14, 2022
Sivan Hong: Parenting neurodiverse children
57:50

Episode 71 with Sivan Hong.

"After my diagnosis, I felt anger and sadness and joy all at the same time because it explained so very much."

Sivan’s career spans over two decades in several industries and professions, including holding esteemed positions as a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business and former partner at The Bridgespan Group.

Sivan lives in Connecticut with her husband and their two neurodiverse sons, and is the author and illustrator of the Super Fun Day Books, a children’s book series that includes:

“Benny J. and the Horrible Halloween” “George J. and the Miserable Monday” “Emily D. and the Fearful First Day”

Her inspiring picture books focus on neurodiverse children who overcome their challenges with perseverance and bravery. (And big congratulations are in order to Sivan, because “George J. and the Miserable Monday” recently hit #1 on Amazon in its genre!)

We talk all about parenting neurodiverse kids while being neurodiverse moms, and we also discuss some of the unique difficulties faced by ADHD women when it comes to balancing careers and motherhood.

Website: sivanhong.com

Instagram: @sivan_hong_author

 

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Feb 07, 2022
Dr. Emily Anhalt: Emotional fitness & success beyond medication
52:39

Episode 70 with Dr. Emily Anhalt.

"The message we’re given is that we shouldn’t get support until we’re falling apart. That’s like waiting until you have heart disease to start doing cardio."

Dr. Anhalt is a psychoanalytic psychologist, emotional fitness consultant, and the co-founder of Coa, an online gym for mental health. 

Emily was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 7, and her doctoral dissertation (inspired by her own life) was on ADHD and success beyond medication.

We talk all about how an early diagnosis shaped her life and academic pursuits, how her ADHD contributed to her success, and her ongoing efforts to reframe how we treat and talk about mental health.

Emily describes her research into the 7 traits of emotional fitness, and how Coa differs from traditional coaching or group therapy. We also talk about the broader spectrum of neurodiversity and why ADHD diagnoses have been on the rise in recent years.

Website: dremilyanhalt.com Twitter: @dremilyanhalt Emily’s Ted Talk: The Trouble with Normal: My ADHD the Zebra

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Jan 31, 2022
Julia Edwards: Complex trauma, grief & competitive athletics
01:03:38

Episode 69 with Julia Edwards.

"Even if I’m by myself, I can't relax because the guilt creeps in. ADHD comes with a very lovely side of guilt and shame."

Julia is a therapist and certified ADHD-Clinical Services Provider who was diagnosed with ADHD in college after immigrating to the US from El Salvador.

As a specialist who also has this diagnosis, she uniquely understands the innumerable ways that this neuro-developmental condition can impact every area of a person’s life as well as those around them. She specializes in helping adults who are coping with trauma, shame, anxiety, and low self-esteem as a result of undiagnosed and untreated ADHD.

We talk about her history as a competitive swimmer in El Salvador, as well as how we tend to push ourselves to the point of exhaustion and burnout. She also talks about the emotional toll of COVID, and the complex trauma when you become injured and have ADHD.

Julia also co-manages the Women & ADHD online community and premium community, where she offers weekly office hours for members who have questions about ADHD or want 1-on-1 expert advice, and she also hosts a monthly live Q&A in the premium community on various topics relevant to our ADHD experiences. 

 

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Jan 24, 2022
Alex Gilbert: Living with the label of ADHD
55:24

Episode 68 with Alex Gilbert.

"The most important thing, whether you’re officially diagnosed or not, is advocating for yourself."

Alex was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at the age of 8. She also knew by the age of 16 that she wanted to go into business for herself and help others who might have been struggling with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.

After spending years working in leadership development, she has finally pursued her dream and now runs a consulting and coaching business that helps other adults with learning disabilities who have been struggling in their careers. 

Alex helps others navigate their day-to-day workloads so that they feel supported and are able to reach their highest potential, and she offers free 30-min Declutter Your Mind sessions.

Her biggest goal in creating Cape-Able Consulting is to change the stigma surrounding learning disabilities and ADHD by reminding people how “cape-able” they are.

We talk about her early diagnosis and some of the stigmas and stereotypes she encountered while having the label of a learning disability, and how that impacted her education journey as well as her perception of herself.

We also discuss advocating for yourself in the workplace, whether and when to disclose a learning disability, and why there has been such a recent increase in adult diagnoses of ADHD.

Website: Cape-Able Consulting

Instagram: @iamcapeable

 

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Jan 17, 2022
Carrington Bruton: SPECT brain imaging & late diagnosis autism
52:51

Episode 67 with Carrington Bruton

"I’m always pursuing something. I’m never chill. For someone who is inattentive, my brain is hyperactive."

Carrington is an actress, best known for her breakout role as ‘Jill’, on the show ‘Empire’. She is also an influencer, a published author, and the CEO of Temple Face & Body, a clean luxury skincare brand. 

Carrington was diagnosed with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder back in October 2020 after a SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) brain imaging at one of the Doc Amen clinics. She describes that whole experience, as well as what it’s been like to look back on her life through this new lens and double-whammy diagnosis.

We discuss her experiences as an actress with ADHD and ASD, and we also talk about entrepreneurialism and relationships and why TikTok has become such a great resource for mental health awareness and advocacy.

Tiktok: @carringtonlbruton

Instagram: @carringtonlbruton

 

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Jan 10, 2022
Karis Knight: Hyperfocus, masking & finding our voice
54:11

Episode 66 with Karis Knight

"I now realize why we’re all such great problem solvers — it's because we can’t stop thinking about the problem until it’s solved."

Karis Yves Knight is a visual artist based in Scotland. Her ongoing project called “The V.O.W (The Voice of Women)” came about in an effort to showcase how diverse and multifaceted we are as women. She interviews and gets to know her subjects and encourages them to offer their unique perspectives and life experiences, and then she also paints them to accompany their stories. It’s a beautiful project and endeavor and it’s incredible to think she’s only 24.

Karis and I talk all about how isolated and radicalized we’ve become as a society and how important it is for projects like these that highlight our similarities and how good it is for our souls to empathize and feel connected others.

We also talk about the concept of masking and ADHD, and how often we are told that we’re too much, so we pull back on our natural impulses. We also discuss hyperfocus and burnout, especially around gigantic projects like her art shows.

Website: kykartist.com

Instagram: @kyk_artist

 

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Jan 03, 2022
Dr. Sam Hiew: Empowering girls & women with ADHD
58:48

Episode 65 with Dr. Sam Hiew

"Growing up in an Asian country, we didn’t talk about mental health. If you’re struggling, you need to suck it up and get over it."

Dr. Hiew is the Director of ADHD Girls in the UK, and has an extensive background in communications and cancer research.

Raised in Malaysia, she won the Malaysian Prime Minister’s scholarship to study her postgraduate degree in the UK, where she now resides.

Having worked in 16 different business sectors over the years, she spent the last decade as a communications consultant helping doctors, scientists and data experts convey the value of their research to a wider audience through written and video media.

She was diagnosed with ADHD earlier this year at the age of 40, and she’s currently pursuing an ASD diagnosis. Her diagnosis (and her daughter’s diagnosis) led her to develop ADHD Girls, where she operates as a vocal advocate and mentor for girls and women with ADHD, helping them understand their brains and learn to thrive in education and workplace systems.

We talk all about her experiences navigating academia both in Malaysia and in the UK, and we talk about motherhood in general and how she’s now able to advocate for her daughter within the school system.

Dr. Hiew is a fantastic resource and a real champion for women and girls and I was so pleased to get this chance to find out more about her own journey. Enjoy!

Dr. Hiew's Linktree: linktr.ee/Samhiew

Instagram: @adhd_girls

 

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Dec 20, 2021
Raegan Cotton: Facing young adulthood with ADHD
53:22

Episode 64 with Raegan Cotton

"Even after I was diagnosed, I still had so much doubt. I wondered if I was just using ADHD as an excuse to make myself feel better."

Raegan is 25 years old and lives in Denver. She works for the political advocacy non-profit New Era Colorado.

Raegan reached out to me because she is a listener of the podcast, but noted that a lot of my guests are in their 30s or older and she felt she could offer an interesting perspective on what it’s like to be facing ADHD in early adulthood at this particular moment in history.

Raegan was born in 1996, so she is literally right on dividing line between Millennial & Gen Z, and we talk about the various impressions and stigmas that were held around ADHD and mental health as she was growing up and how they might differ from older generations.

We also talk about what it’s been like to get this diagnosis during the pandemic as a young adult, as well as the various ways ADHD is still being overlooked and dismissed in girls and young women.

I really appreciated and enjoyed Raegan’s perspective and I’m sure you will, too.

 

 

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Dec 13, 2021
Sari Solden: Why ADHD is different for women
55:11

Episode 63 with Sari Solden.

"A neurodiverse brain isn’t something to be fixed. Only dogs and furniture get fixed."

If you had asked me when I first started this podcast who my dream guest would be, I would have said today's guest: psychotherapist, author and researcher Sari Solden.

When she wrote Women and Attention Deficit Disorder back in the mid-90s, she was one of the first to look at how neurodiversity appears differently in women than in men and why that is. Now 30 years later, Sari continues to counsel adults with ADHD and specialize in unique ways in which ADHD presents in women.

In addition to her groundbreaking research and her books on ADHD, she serves on the professional advisory board of ADDA (the Attention Deficit Disorder Association) and was the recipient of their award for outstanding service by a helping professional.

Her books include Women with ADD, Journeys Through ADDulthood, and the workbook A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD (co-written with Michelle Frank), which in my opinion should be required reading for all late-diagnosis women.

I was such an absolute pleasure and honor to chat with Sari, and we talk about the connections she made 30 years ago when it comes to what ADHD looks like in women, why ADHD is overlooked in girls and why women tend to get diagnosed much later in life. We discuss traits that are unique to women, as well as the current “trendiness” of an ADHD diagnosis … and Sari reveals how she rename ADHD if she could.

Website: www.sarisolden.com

Instagram: @radicallyadhd

 

 

 

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Dec 06, 2021
Skye Rapson: What is ADHD coaching?
46:39

Episode 62 with Skye Rapson

"Families are often like, 'Oh, that’s normal. That’s just a family trait.' But maybe that family trait is actually ADHD."

Skye lives is Auckland, NZ, where she is an ADHD coach and the founder of Unconventional Organisation, a growing network of coaches who provide individual and group coaching for adults with ADHD or executive function challenges.

Skye is also an academic with over seven years of experience working in adult education. She has studied in various fields, including Psychology, Sociology, and Public Health, and is now a Doctoral Candidate in Population Health. 

Skye was diagnosed with ADHD at the start of her doctorate. Since then, she has dedicated time to researching and disseminating ADHD studies, focusing on supporting others with strengths-based, neurodiverse-friendly tools and systems. 

We talk about navigating academia and graduate work and some of those executive functioning challenges around research and learning, and Skye gets to the heart of what exactly ADHD coaching entails, as well as how to know if a) you need ADHD coaching; and b) how to know if it’s working. 

Website: Unconventional Organisation

Instagram: @unconventionalorganisation

 

 

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Nov 29, 2021
Samantha Absher: Money management & borderline personality disorder
01:03:26

Episode 61 with Samantha Absher.

"I'd been labeled as lazy, underachieving and disorganized my entire life."

Sam Absher is a personal finance professional with a twist — she has borderline personality disorder & ADHD, and also has degrees in finance and risk management. 

Sam uses her knowledge and experience to help fellow neurodivergent people learn how to manage their money, save and get out of debt without the shame and judgement of traditional finance professionals.

Sam & I talk all about the various difficulties adults with ADHD face when it comes to adulting and money management, and Sam also describes borderline personality disorder and how it differs from other common mood disorders in adults with ADHD.

She offers a ton of practical financial advice in a language we can understand. If you’ve ever struggled with budgeting and money management, you’ll definitely want to listen to this episode!

Website: Wtfisabudget.com

Tiktok: @wtf_is_a_budget

Instagram: @wtf_is_a_budget

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Nov 22, 2021
Janet Murray: ADHD & our insatiable appetite for planners
59:35

Episode 60 with Janet Murray

"I've always struggled to switch off. I find weekends and holidays really hard."

Janet is one of the UK’s leading content marketing experts. She’s also a public speaker and host of the Courageous Content podcast and creator of the Courageous Content desk planner and she runs an annual content planning event as well as an ongoing accountability group for business owners who struggle with planning their online content.

Janet & I talk about entrepreneurship and other careers that seem to fit the ADHD brain — Janet is not only a former teacher, she’s also a former journalist. Also, she is (in her own words) ‘one of the most disorganized people on the planet’. which makes her one of the unlikeliest people in the world to launch a desk planner, but she did and it’s amazing. 

Website: JanetMurray.co.uk

Instagram: @janmurrayuk

 

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Nov 15, 2021
Dr. Sasha Hamdani: Educating the masses & the benefits of trans-magnetic stimulation
01:03:41

Episode 59 with Dr. Sasha Hamdani

"I feel like half of what I do is clean up messes from other physicians who have misdiagnosed their patients."

Dr. Hamdani is a Board Certified psychiatrist and ADHD specialist. In addition to her private practice, she had a robust social media following across multiple platforms where she provides accessible and accurate information about ADHD. 

We talk about her diagnosis as a child and how her parents kept it a secret from her until she had a meltdown in medical school. We discuss some of the red flags when it comes to ADHD information on social media, as well as the downsides of calling ADHD your “superpower.” 

And Dr. Hamdani explains trans-magnetic stimulation and its benefits for people with ADHD and treatment-resistant depression.

Website: drhamdanimd.com

Instagram: @thepsychdoctormd

 

 

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Nov 08, 2021
Katherine Ellison: Learning from ADHD mistakes
40:40

Episode 58 with Katherine Ellison

"I try to talk openly about my mistakes and humiliating moments in order to normalize them and make them less shameful."

Katherine is a Pultizer prize-winning journalist, author and public speaker. 

She's written or co-written several books about ADHD, and is a regular contributor to ADDitude magazine. She also recently gave a Ted Talk on the gifts of having ADHD during a pandemic.

Her most recent book is "Mothers & Murders: A True Story of Love, Lies, Obsession ...And Second Chances," a memoir about a major mistake she made as a young reporter and how she recovered and came back stronger than ever.

Website: KatherineEllison.com

Twitter: @kathellison

Katherine's Ted Talk

 

 

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Nov 01, 2021
Gloria Joy Sherrod: Is it ADHD or something else?
55:18

Episode 57 with Gloria Joy Sherrod

"People look at me and think, 'You’re so calm.' And I’m like, 'It’s chaos in here.'"

Gloria is a licensed professional counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to her counseling work, she also provides ADHD coaching services. 

Gloria is passionate about advocating for equity in education, access to care, and ending mental health stigma.

We talk all about how to know whether it’s ADHD or something else entirely, as well as some of the stigmas around stimulant medications, and we also discuss her book, “Adulting with ADHD,” and her new documentary of the same name, which releases this week and tells the real-life stories of 5 adults navigating life with ADHD. You can find out more about that at Adhddocumentary.com.

Website: GloriaJoySherrod.com

Instagram: @xadultingwithadhdx

 

 

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Oct 25, 2021
Amy Brown: Sports, jokes & slow processing speed
58:31

Episode 56 with Amy Brown

"I have trouble remembering what I’ve read. I have to read the same paragraph over and over. It drives me nuts."

Amy is a Director of Outbound Transportation for Dollar Tree, where she’s responsible for shipping the company’s merchandise from their distribution centers to the company’s stores. 

Amy & I talk about her experience with sports growing up — she was a Division 1 basketball player in college — and looking back she feels like athletics and an active lifestyle were so helpful in managing ADHD earlier in her life. 

We also talk about slow processing speed, something quite common for those of us with ADHD, and the various ways in which we both experience it — including the agony of rarely getting other people’s jokes!

Amy's LinkedIn

 

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Oct 18, 2021
Sydni Rubio: Insatiable curiosity & dismissive doctors
59:31

Episode 55 with Sydni Rubio.

"My hyperactivity manifests as really aggressive driving, as well as impatience and impulsivity."

Sydni is the creator and founder of What in the ADHD? She started the brand in January 2021 with the simple hope of sharing accessible ADHD information with others and the science behind *why* we have certain traits and behaviors. With a strong background in teaching and science, she breaks down a lot of obtuse concepts in relatable, humorous and easy to digest YouTube videos.

What in the ADHD? is now an established LLC that’s dedicated to normalizing ADHD and sharing information about it in a fun, inclusive, and accessible way via blogs, videos, tweets, and community surveys. 

We talk about our scientific brains and our insatiable curiosity and desire to solve puzzles. We also talk about some red flags when seeking an ADHD diagnosis and how so many of us have encountered dismissive doctors and felt minimized when seeking a diagnosis. And we also talk about community and advocacy and how feeling seen and knowing you’re not alone is such a HUGE part of the diagnosis journey in adulthood.

TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of miscarriages.

Website: whatintheadhd.com

Twitter: @WhatTheADHD

 

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Oct 11, 2021
Aleta Storch: All-or-nothing thinking, nutrition & dirty dishes
57:24

Episode 54 with Aleta Storch.

"Details? Not great. But I'm fantastic at the big picture stuff."

Aleta is an anti-diet dietitian, therapist, and Certified Body Trust Provider. 

She specializes in providing anti-diet, values-centered, body liberation work with folks that have disordered eating/a history of dieting, and/or ADHD.

Aleta currently works with individual clients in her virtual private practice (Wise Heart Nutrition), and also runs an online group program to support ADHDers in navigating food and eating difficulties, and in developing intuitive eating skills in order to nourish both the body and the brain.

We talk about the pressures of all or nothing perfectionism and why women with ADHD are prone to eating disorders, we also talk about diet culture and the problems with weight-centric views of health, victim blaming within the diet industry, and the insane stress of wedding planning.

Website: Wise Heart Nutrition

Instagram: @the_adhd_rd

 

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Oct 04, 2021
Holly Slater: Spontaneity, intensity & ‘Pure O‘ OCD
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Episode 53 with Holly Slater.

"I'm the kind of person who always wants to have deep, meaningful conversations — I've realized not everyone wants to do that."

Originally from the UK and now living in Sydney, Holly is a freelance copywriter and craft beer aficionado, as well as a vocal advocate for supporting women in the craft beer industry and changing stereotypes.

We talk all about spontaneity and wanderlust, as well as visual memory vs remembering names or tasks, emotional intensity, mental rituals and her diagnosis of “Pure O” OCD.

Website: hollyjslater.com

Instagram: @hollyslatercopy

 

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Sep 27, 2021
Emily Donahoe: Theater, sexism & working memory
01:04:00

Episode 52 with Emily Donahoe.

"I’m one of those people for whom Ritalin is like putting on a pair of glasses."

Emily is an accomplished actor, writer and producer. She has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at regional theaters around the country. She won an Obie Award, she’s a recipient of the Helen Hayes Award, and was a Beinecke Fellow at the Yale School of Drama. 

This fall she will be guest starring on NBC’s FBI’s Most Wanted and Amazon’s Dead Ringers with Rachel Weisz. She also has a recurring role in American Rust on Showtime, which just premiered September 12. 

Emily is also the founder of WOMENSPEAK Training (WST). WST gives women, diversity partners, and organizations the best tools available for building female share of voice and increased visibility in the public arena.

Website: IMDb; WOMENSPEAK

 

 

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Sep 20, 2021
Tessa MacKay: Dyslexia, hyperrealism & neuroplasticity
01:00:18

Episode 51 with Tessa MacKay.

"People with any kind of neurodivergence can just feel it in each other. It’s like sparks happen."

Tessa MacKay paints contemporary realism and large-scale hyperrealism portraiture and is based in Perth, Western Australia. 

Despite being diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD from an early age, she only recently started to embrace and work on the kind of quirks that are associated with ADHD in women.

We talk all about introversion and the emotional intensity of the creative process as a neurodivergent artist, as well as the inevitable imposter syndrome. 

And we also talk about neuroplasticity training and her lifelong journey to learn to read analog clocks.

Website: tessamackay.com

Instagram: @tessamackayart

 

 

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Sep 13, 2021
Lafaya Mitchell: Hypersensitivity & moving beyond labels
57:02

Episode 50 with Lafaya Mitchell.

"We have traits, not symptoms. This isn't an illness — it’s not like diabetes."

Lafaya is a licensed therapist with more than 20 years of experience working closely with families overwhelmed with socially, emotionally, and or behaviorally challenged children, and offering effective strategies and healing those relationships.

She is also the author of The Lafaya Way book series for parents of hypersensitive children, and you can find out more about all of the incredible work she’s doing at her website lafayaway.com.

In this interview, we talk about her philosophy on neurodiversity, as well as her journey to understand and work with her own hypersensitivity and the accommodations she uses for herself and for her daughter and the positive approaches she recommends for families.

Website: Lafaya Way

Instagram: @lafaya_way

 

 

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Sep 06, 2021
Denise Brodey: Neurodivergence in the workplace
01:09:15

Episode 49 with Denise Brodey.

"Looking back, I realize I just never had the right words to explain what was going on with me."

Denise is a senior contributor at Forbes, focused on the role of invisible disabilities in the workplace.

Her candid, deep dives into new research, ability to decode medical jargon and her personal style of storytelling have won her the respect of CEOs, lawmakers, and people with disabilities, who appreciate her writing openly about her lived experience with ADHD, dyslexia, depression and anxiety. 

She is also the founder of Rebel Talent, where she brings together CEOs, HR and recruiters — employers and employees — in order to facilitate discussion around topics of disability, neurodivergence and workplace accommodations.

And she’s the author of The Elephant in the Playroom, a collection of essays from caregivers on raising children with special needs.

We talk all about her talk about her own journey to understand her brain and her son’s brain, as well as her work to de-stigmatize ADHD and neurodivergent minds in the workplace, and the importance of understanding ourselves so we can better advocate for ourselves and each other.

Website: Rebel Talent

Instagram: @dbrodeywrites

 

 

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Aug 30, 2021
Patty DeDurr: Sensory processing & spatial awareness
56:32

Episode 48 with Patty DeDurr

"Creativity is such a large aspect of ADHD. I think it’s important to hone that as much as you can."

Patty is a neurodivergent author and advocate who educates and provides educational information and resources for individuals looking for guidance on an engaging platform.

She lives in Iowa and is the founder of Sensing Greatness, and has also been a physical therapist assistant for almost a decade.

We talk all about the sensory systems and Patty’s resources on nourishing your child’s senses with a sensory diet, as well as finding the best resources when it comes to advocating for your neurodivergent children, and of course her upcoming children’s book about Kid, a goat with ADHD.

Website: Sensing Greatness

Instagram: @sensinggreatness

 

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Aug 23, 2021
Ellie Hopley: Task paralysis and internalized negative beliefs
49:32

Episode 47 with Ellie Hopley

"We have to go above and beyond just to do the simplest task, and I feel like people just don’t understand that."

Ellie is the artist and mastermind behind the successful print and merchandise company Shuturp.

Ellie & I talk all about her previous diagnoses of generalized anxiety disorder and borderline personality disorder before she was eventually diagnosed with ADHD — and how it felt like everything in her life finally made sense!

We also talk about task paralysis and how so many of us carry around the weight of internalized negative beliefs about our behaviors — like being convinced we’re lazy, or stupid, or terrible friends, etc — and the effects it can have on our self esteem and our relationships with others.

And we also talk about the fun sides of ADHD — the creativity, the childlike wonder, the energy — and how a diagnosis has helped her recognize and embrace the positive sides. 

Website: Shuturp

Instagram: @Shuturp

 

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Aug 16, 2021
Emily Olsen: ADHD & feeling things deeply
51:14

Episode 46 with Emily Olsen.

"There were those days where I'd black out a little and get everything done on my to-do list, and then wonder, Am I manic?"

Emily is a digital broadcast journalist for Global News in Saskatchewan. She has spent a lot of her career connecting with people and facilitating others to share their stories …and is finally settling into the task of telling her own.

We talk about her ADHD diagnosis in her early 20s during her time in an eating disorder recovery program, and we talk shop about journalism and how it can be such an ideal career in many ways for those of us with ADHD. And we also talk about the emotional toll journalism can take especially when you’re sharing intense stories and also receiving negative feedback and criticism and how we’ve each dealt with all of the overwhelming feelings in general.

Website: Global News

Instagram: @emilyolsen4

 

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Aug 09, 2021
Dusty Chipura: Oversharing, boundaries & hyperactive brains
56:46

Episode 45 with Dusty Chipura.

"I definitely feel like I’ve never read the instructions to life."

Dusty is an AACC certified ADHD Coach who lives in Abbotsford, BC, and she coaches people from all walks of life with ADHD, and specializes in coaching pregnant people with ADHD.

Dusty’s interest in supporting people with ADHD during pregnancy began when she realized there were little to no resources that addressed the experience of having ADHD during pregnancy outside of confusing medical literature about medication, and that many physicians did not agree about the use of stimulant- based medications during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and that this was leading to further distress on the part of pregnant people with ADHD. 

Dusty talks about being given the “weird kid” label and how that affected her identity, and her experiences as a musician with ADHD in her 20s. We also discuss hyperactive brains, oversharing, advocacy and boundaries, coaching, working with your ADHD, body doubling and how ADHD coaching works. Enjoy!

Websites: VancouverADHDcoaching.comThe ADHD Studio

Instagram: @dustychipura

 

 

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Aug 02, 2021
Julie Uhernik: Coming out of the ADHD closet
01:01:36

Episode 44 with Julie Uhernik.

"I've spent so many years researching what is wrong with me — I call it 'me-search.'"

Julie is an insurance agent who was diagnosed during the pandemic after an abrupt pivot in her career path left her feeling out-of-sorts. 

She is a self-proclaimed clumsy, spontaneous, child-like lover of life - who is still trying to understand how a late diagnosis of ADHD may have affected her whole life. 

She is a life-long learner and collector of credentials. She is a certified life coach through the Certified Coaches Alliance, Certified Canfield Trainer in the Success Principals, Certified Medicaid Planner (CMP), has a bachelor’s degree in business management, and is currently practicing as a licensed insurance agent. 

She is a wife, mother, grandmother and is completely obsessed with horror movies, theme parks, and animals.

Julie is a listener of this podcast who reached out to me to share her story because, even though not many people in her life know about her diagnosis — including her own husband — she has benefited so much in her own life from hearing these interviews.

We talk all about some of the stigmas that surround ADHD and mental health in general and why, event though this diagnosis is often life-changing for us, coming out of the ADHD closet poses a lot of challenges for many of us.

Julie was an absolute pleasure to interview and I know many of you are going to relate so much of her story — I certainly did. 

Website: julieuinsurance.com

 

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Jul 26, 2021
Nicole DeMasi: Perfectionism, interoception & the dieting trap
01:03:23

Episode 43 with Nicole DeMasi.

"I woke up one morning and I was so frustrated with myself. I googled 'Why can't I concentrate?' and ADHD popped up. I read an article and I just burst into tears."

Nicole DeMasi, MS, RDN, CDCES, is a registered dietitian & certified diabetes educator who provides 1:1 nutrition coaching to help people with ADHD stop dieting, stop binge eating & improve their relationship with food & their bodies. She helps identify the connection between lifestyle habits, diet, stress, & mindset to make sustainable, long-term changes. 

Her 1:1 coaching program gives a step by step system specifically for people with ADHD. She has also put together an amazing free training video and a downloadable 9-step framework, so make sure to go get those over at eatingwithadhd.com.

Nicole and I talk all about perfectionism and how often we get in our own way — in fact, Nicole’s over-the-top perfectionism while planning her wedding and subsequent burnout that led to her getting her official ADHD diagnosis. 

We also talk about how ADHD and restrictive diets are a toxic combination, the dangers of apps like Noom, why so many of us binge eat, our struggles with interoception and listening to our bodies and why planning can be so key when it comes to eating.

Website: eatingwithadhd.com

Instagram: @nutritionbynikki

 

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Jul 19, 2021
Inger Shaye Colzie: Self-acceptance and reframing your ADHD
58:35

Episode 42 with Inger Shaye Colzie.

"Your struggle is your struggle. It's real and it's valid. Sometimes you can get it all done, and sometimes you can’t make dinner."

Inger Shaye is an ADHD coach and psychotherapist specializing in making a difference for Black woman executives and entrepreneurs with ADHD. She has successfully run her practice, Alchemy Coaching & Counseling, as a therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 15 years in spite of being undiagnosed until in her 50s. 

We talk a lot about the specific struggles face by women with ADHD, especially as mothers, and the difficulties articulating those struggles for ourselves and others, and even determining where we’re struggling and how to quantify that.

We also discuss coping mechanisms for ADHD, and the importance of advocating for yourself as a woman, a women of color, as a mother modeling for your ADHD kids.

Make sure to check out the Professional Black Women with ADHD  Coaching Collective designed specifically for professional black women who live with ADD/ADHD  to help them develop strategies that really work for tackling everyday challenges. Find out more at ingershaye.com.

Inger Shaye has a list of accreditations a mile long and is a wealth of information and an absolute joy to interview, so I know you’re going to get a lot out of this episode. Enjoy!

Website: IngerShaye.com

Instagram: @IngerShaye 

Facebook group: Black Women with ADHD

 

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Jul 12, 2021
Liz Westinghouse: Chronic burnout & the MTHFR gene
59:16

Episode 41 with Liz Westinghouse.

"I equate my brain with being a train station. Some people have 1 or 2 tracks, where I have 30 different trains coming and going."

Liz and I have been friends for nearly 10 years, and after I (accidentally) came out about my diagnosis on Facebook, I quickly discovered she, too, had ADHD.

According to Liz, she fits the ADHD personality type to a T. After growing increasingly frustrated (and bored) in the health care field for 14 years, she saw a proverbial squirrel and jumped fields into mortgage lending where she finally feels settled and happy career wise … we hope.

She’s long felt that she fits the ADHD mold and is delighted to have found her people within such a supportive community in which to learn, vent and grow.

She lives with her husband and two children in the Hudson Valley region of New York.

We talk all about ADHD and switching career paths, the myth of “adult onset ADHD,” as well as chronic burnout and the exhaustion of keeping up appearances.

I’ve known Liz for nearly a decade, so we also discuss what it’s like to have ADHD in long-term friendships where you float in and out of each other’s lives.

Finally, Liz talks about the connection between ADHD and the MTHFR gene abnormality and how she discovered a histamine intolerance after a bad experience with MSG.

TRIGGER WARNING: We discuss elimination diets and also talk about my experiences with intermittent fasting, so if you have a history with an eating disorder or disordered eating, please proceed with caution or you might want ant to skip this interview.

Enjoy!

Instagram: @lizziewest_

 

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Jul 05, 2021
Lindsay Fleming: ADHD & the TikTok generation
01:00:58

Episode 40 with Lindsay Fleming.

"When I come up with an idea, I don’t think twice — then suddenly I’ve got a whole business plan."

Lindsay is a Licensed Professional Counsellor who owns her own private practice in Chicago. 

If you’ve ever fallen down any ADHD rabbit holes on TikTok, then you’ve probably come across Lindsay on your For You Page. Lindsay’s videos de-stigmatize ADHD, anxiety, trauma and the therapy experience, especially for young people. She does an incredible job connecting with and helping children, teens, and young adults struggling with mental health. 

As of this recording, she has nearly half a million followers on TikTok, and she’s also been featured on the TODAY show, Cosmopolitan, the New York Times, and more. 

We talk about her own ADHD diagnosis and mental health journey. Also, since I am the parent of a 14yo girl, I also grill Lindsay all about how platforms like TikTok are being used by mental health professionals to reach this generation and normalize therapy and mental health. Enjoy!

Website: www.lindsayfleminglpc.com

Tiktok: @lindsay.fleminglpc

Instagram: @lindsay_fleminglpc

 

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Jun 28, 2021
Danielle Meitiv: Hashimoto’s & Thyroid Health
59:59

Episode 39 with Danielle Meitiv.

"I have all these great ideas. I can see the end point so clearly, but the path to get there is a dark forest and I have no idea what steps to take."

Danielle Meitiv is a scientist, health coach, and a mom with Hashimoto’s and ADHD. After 20 years working on climate science and policy and nearly 30 years with Hashimoto’s, she decided to change careers. Now she uses her science training to help other women with thyroid problems boost their energy and metabolism to get their lives back.

She’s also one of the rare group of ADHD women who was diagnosed with hyperactive type, so we talk about that and growing up as an undiagnosed hyperactive child. 

We also talk about what it was like to work in the science field and academia with undiagnosed ADHD. And, of course, Danielle talks about thyroid health and the work she does with her clients.

If you have Hashimoto’s or any thyroid issues, you won’t want to miss this episode. Enjoy!

Website: thyroidhealingsolutions.com

Instagram: @coach.danielle.meitiv

 

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Jun 21, 2021
Nelly Lin & Juno Lee: Destigmatizing ADHD and mental health
01:03:50

Episode 38 with Nelly Lin & Juno Lee.

"If I'm interested in something, I become the 'go to' expert on that topic within a week or two." — Nelly

"My family thought I was the one with no issues, but it's because I spent so much of my childhood hiding my struggles." — Juno

This is the first time I interview two women at once, but it felt fitting since they are the co-hosts of one of my absolute favorite ADHD podcasts, Two Addys and a Coffee, Please

Nelly & Juno are two Asian American women who have been friends for over a decade and struggled with undiagnosed ADHD for the majority of their lives. 

After many conversations on their shared struggles and their subsequent ADHD diagnoses, they were inspired to create a podcast to share their authentic stories about anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, and a host of other topics.

Listening to their podcast is an emotional rollercoaster and I always come away so fired up and inspired. They are so articulate, and they oscillate between intense topics like burnout within the Asian American community, the myth of the model minority, anti-Asian hate crimes, hyper sexualization of Asian women, and their work life, relationships and their amazing friendship with the speed and agility of two 20-something women with ADHD, dropping F-bombs and giggling the whole time.

We talk about their diagnosis journeys and what it’s like to talk so openly about so many taboo topics and try to normalize how our society views mental health, especially within the Asian American community.

Website: twoaddys.com

Instagram: @twoaddys

 

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Jun 14, 2021
Rihanna Teixeira: Eating disorder recovery and ADHD
59:22

Episode 37 with Rihanna Teixeria.

"I'm such a planner. It really throws me off when someone wants to change plans."

Rihanna is the brilliant mind behind the Instagram account @thefightforbeauty, and she co-hosts a podcast of the same name. 

She is passionate about sharing her story of recovering from eating disorders and chronic dieting and her Instagram focuses on showing women how to ditch dieting and embrace their bodies in a world that tells them they need to be small to be worthy.

Rihanna was diagnosed with ADHD in January and has been on the journey of learning to embrace her ADHD tendencies.

We talk about how her memory was so terrible that she found herself googling “early onset Alzheimer's” at the age of 33.  But then when she started watching some of Chalene Johnson’s ADHD videos, she started to put the pieces together.

We also talk about the connections between ADHD and disordered eating and the wild west of ADHD nutrition advice. You’re going to like this one. Enjoy!

Instagram: @thefightforbeauty

 

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Jun 07, 2021
Allie Sobool: Radical rest and listening to our body’s wisdom
01:02:26

Episode 36 with Allie Sobool.

"We are all or nothing. It's always one extreme or the other. I have a hard time being OK with being in the middle."

Allie is a massage therapist, reiki healer, and SIT (Subconscious Imprinting Technique) practitioner. 

Her virtual wellness business, Mortar and Mystery, was created to empower rebellious women who are ready to cut through the bullshit, connect to their life and their self as deeply and authentically as possible, and become their own revolution. 

She is also the host of the fantastic podcast, Neurodivergent Dreamers, which is how I discovered her and reached out to her for this interview.

We talk about the importance of rest and relaxation for our bodies, but how difficult those can be for those of us with hyperactive brains. Allis also explains to me the magic behind subconscious imprinting technique and reiki, as well as the different types of stress responses and stress cycles and how they become stored in our bodies. And we also talk about how women with ADHD can improve their body image and intuitive eating as women with ADHD. Enjoy!

Website: Mortar and Mystery

Instagram: @mortarandmystery

 

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May 31, 2021
Eir Atla: Herbs for ADHD and the joys of being a nomad
01:00:51

Episode 35 with Eir Atla.

"I kept wondering: Is everyone else struggling with this, or is it just a 'me thing'?"

Eir spent 15 years as a nurse, and about 10 years ago she got more involved in herbs when she was experiencing a health problem that wasn’t being properly managed with modern medicine. Herbs helped her tremendously during that time, and since then she has completed three degrees in herbalism and now helps other women who struggle with health issues such as endometriosis, fibromyalgia, PCOS, IBS and of course ADHD.

Eir and I also talk all about what it was like to have undiagnosed ADHD while in such a stressful job like nursing, and I grill her all about how she and he husband decided to chuck it all and move into a camper to live a nomadic life with their children, their dogs and even a parrot in tow. 

Eir is a font of information when it comes to herbs and ADHD, so I would suggest you get a pen and paper handy for this episode. Enjoy!

Website: Twin Ravens Naturals

Instagram: @twinravensnaturals

 

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May 24, 2021
Dr. Lola Day: Is ADHD really a superpower?
01:03:41

Episode 34 with Dr. Lola Day.

"We're hyperactive in our minds. We may be quiet, but we're thinking about 1,001 different things."

Dr. Day is double boarded pediatric and fetal cardiologist as well as a productivity and work life strategist for women who have ADHD.

As someone who did very well in school and was top of her class, so never thought she could have ADHD. But she also knew she really struggled with tasks that were mundane and was constantly down on herself for not achieving everything with the same fervor and enthusiasm as she did medicine.

We talk about the stigmas surrounding ADHD, especially in the medical field, as well as the notion of ADHD being a superpower and how it can be problematic if we’re not willing to address the very real struggles women face, including the trauma of living life undiagnosed. Lola calls those struggles our kryptonite, and her goal is to help other women hone their strengths while targeting their kryptonite so they can create strategies for success and balance in their lives. Lola is incredible, so sit back and enjoy!

Website: www.lollietasking.com

Instagram: @lollietasker

 

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May 17, 2021
Jess Keogh: The trouble with relaxation
59:20

Episode 33 with Jess Keogh.

"I hate relaxing. I really have to force myself to relax."

Jess Keogh is the founder of The Body Positive, a counseling practice built on the principles of unconditional self-acceptance and body positivity. Jess is a qualified mental health and counseling professional with a degree in Psychological Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.

Jess first sought out her own ADHD diagnosis after reading some of my ADHD posts on Instagram and feeling like they were VERY relatable. We talk all about her own hunch that she might have ADHD and how she slowly put the pieces together, and how her own ADHD has shown up throughout her schooling, career, and motherhood. Jess is such an amazing soul and we basically laugh our way through this whole interview. Enjoy!

Website: The Body Positive

Instagram: @thebodypositiveau

 

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May 10, 2021
Sophie Gray: Rethinking our mental wellness journey
01:02:14

Episode 32 with Sophie Gray

"Feeling out of control has literally become the theme of my life."

Sophie is the founder of DiveThru, a mental wellness company that helps you DiveThru what you go thru. They work with mental health professionals to create resources that help you to take charge of your mental wellbeing. 

I recently joined forces with DiveThru as part of their podcast network and I couldn’t be happier. Sophie reached out to me she explained that had also been diagnosed during the pandemic and was learning so much about herself through my podcast and these interviews with amazing women. Naturally, I wanted to hear her story and find out how her diagnosis has changed her perspective about herself and her relationships and her business acumen.

We talk about the evolution of DiveThru and Sophie’s vision for reshaping the conversations around mental wellness and access to mental health professionals. I loved her perspective and I know you will, too!

Sophie shares her work to an audience of over 400,000 through her personal social channels. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, People, Women’s Health, Refinery29, Marie Claire, Yahoo, Shape, Self, and many more. Enjoy!

Website: DiveThru

Instagram: @SophieGray, @divethru_

 

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May 03, 2021
Karen Broda: Fitness, overwhelm & tiny homes
59:42

Episode 31 with Karen Broda.

"Our brains keep the party alive for everyone around us."

Karen is a certified personal trainer and wellness coach for women with ADHD. She lives in the beautiful province of British Columbia, and her coaching is rooted in mindfulness and learning to ‘get out of your head’ so you can begin to master your own mind and physical body. 

We talk all about the various ways we face chronic overwhelm in our lives, including fitness and our health and what it means to identify as an active, fit person. We also discuss downsizing, simplifying our lives and … tiny homes!

If you’re trying to get out of your own way when it comes to fitness and your health, you’ll definitely get a lot out of this episode and you’ll probably want to take notes.

Linktree: strong.and.smart

Instagram: @karen.broda

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Apr 26, 2021
Patricia Sung: Chaotic good in motherhood with ADHD
59:30

Episode 30 with Patricia Sung.

"We are the queens of rationalizing and overthinking."

Patricia helps disorganized moms get their "it" together one step at a time and feel confident running their family life. After years of serial entrepreneurship and teaching middle school, she has a uniquely practical perspective on strategies for building a life that works when your brain is different.

If you're looking for more than theoretical textbook advice, Patricia brings a unique viewpoint from her years of effective application in the classroom, as well as her own life. It is her hope that the Motherhood in ADHD podcast is a lighthouse for mamas who have ADHD.

An introverted midwesterner at heart, Patricia has adopted the word "y'all" and resides in Houston along with her two young boys and extroverted non-ADHD husband.

Website: www.patriciasung.com

Instagram: @motherhoodinadhd

 

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Apr 19, 2021
Anna Lopez: Do we need a medical diagnosis?
01:07:56

Episode 29 with Anna Lopez.

“I really want patients to be able to advocate and push for what they deserve as a patient. You deserve good care. You deserve answers. You deserve to bring up questions and not be thought that you're stupid for asking these questions or thinking that you might have something.”

Anna is a psychiatric physician assistant with a Master's Degree in Counseling and she would marry psychology if she could. 

As a new PA, she came across adult after adult who had mental health struggles and little community supports. She felt unprepared by her graduate school training to address the mental health needs of her clients. She soon realized she wanted to go back to school for mental health counseling. 

While in grad school for the second time, she made a specialty switch from pediatric emergency medicine to adult psychiatry. She found her niche studying and helping those with mental illness and other psychiatric disorders. She especially loves talking about and working with trauma, attachment, and ADHD. 

Anna noticed that as an adult she always felt “unanchored” and at age 33 she finally got an ADHD diagnosis which has been empowering for her. She lives in Austin, TX with her two little handsome boys. She would live off chai lattes if she could and is true crime obsessed. Enjoy!

Website: Anna's linktree

Instagram: @adhdinatx

 

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Apr 12, 2021
Lisa Piana: Decluttering our ADHD brains
01:07:56

Episode 28 with Lisa Piana.

"I am an absolute mess, and simultaneously quite organized. It’s a strange juxtaposition."

Lisa is a coach specializing in organizing solutions for moms with ADHD. She considers herself a natural born organizer with a really messy brain! As an “organizing junkie,” Lisa has spent most of her adult life researching popular strategies on how to organize a home, manage time, and be more productive.  Unfortunately, these strategies never quite fit the unique challenges she was experiencing as a woman running a home, a family, and a business — and doing it ALL with an ADHD brain!

So, Lisa did what Lisa does and she designed her own system! She founded “Ordered Organizing” where she coaches moms with ADHD on how to organize the thoughts in their brains so they can stop feeling paralyzed and move into ACTION!  

Lisa lives in Southern California with her husband of 17 years, and 2 middle school aged children.

We talk all about the various messes in our lives — from messy household spaces and organized chaos, to feeling pressure to be organized as mothers, to hyperactive brains and the need for rest, and how all of this combined has an enormous affect on our feelings of self worth as women and moms.

I was instantly drawn to Lisa when she first held a time management workshop in a Facebook group, and after I reached out to her I immediately felt like I was chatting with a dear old friend — she’s so warm and personable and endlessly interesting. If you’re a mom who feels overcome by the messes of life, you don’t want to miss this interview! 

Enjoy!

Website: Ordered Organizing

Instagram: @ordered_organizing

March of the ADHD Penguins

 

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Apr 05, 2021
Rebecca Del Pozo: Thriving as a business owner with ADHD
35:43

Episode 27 with Rebecca Del Pozo.

"I’ve always loved learning. I just didn’t love school."

Rebecca is a real estate agent who lives with her family in British Columbia and has learned to reframe her ADHD and use it to her advantage as a business owner (and she coaches others to do the same).

Rebecca has been an entrepreneur since 2003, when she founded her first business, a top-producing real estate team in the Pacific Northwest. 

Today, Rebecca runs multiple ventures and revenue streams. Rebecca is a published author, speaker, coach and instructor, providing continuing education and professional development courses to real estate agents and business-owners. 

(There are some crackling sound issues with Rebecca’s microphone in the beginning, so I want to apologize in advance for that and let you know that it goes away after the first few minutes. Please hang in there if you find it a bit frustrating to listen to in the beginning.)

If you’re an entrepreneur looking to grow your income streams, I think you’ll really benefit from Rebecca’s advice and wisdom in this interview.

Enjoy!

Website: RebeccaDelPozo.com

Instagram: @rdphomes

 

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Apr 02, 2021
Rachel Morgan-Trimmer: ADHD symptoms in perimenopause
01:01:27

Episode 26 with Rachel Morgan-Trimmer

"We are used to being told 'No.' Especially women with ADHD; we're invalidated all the time."

Rachel is a neurodiversity consultant, entrepreneur of 16 years, and self-described “weirdo.” She helps companies recruit, retain and develop neurodiverse staff through a unique program of workshops and coaching. She’s autistic and has ADHD, and says that she has had an impressive array of mental health conditions, which gives her an insight and understanding of people who are “not normal”.

Rachel founded SparkleClass to help Manchester’s tech community harness the talents of neurodiverse individuals. She lives in the UK with her family and says she is passionate about accessibility, obsessed with food, and can often be found up a hill.

I loved chatting with Rachel about the intersection of ADHD and autism in adult women, especially in perimenopause, as well as whether or not it’s necessary to get a medical diagnosis when it comes to ADHD or autism. We also talk a bit about chronic volunteerism, and the stress of motherhood in ADHD, as well as some great tips for self-care, so you might want to grab a pen and paper for this episode. 

Website: Sparkle Class

Twitter: @SparkleClass

Rachel's Camp ADHD video

 

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Mar 29, 2021
Liz Cordeiro: Substance abuse & negative self-image with ADHD
59:42

Episode 25 with Liz Cordeiro.

"No one judges me like I judge me."

Liz was diagnosed with combined type ADHD in 2020. Following her diagnosis, she started her Glitter Brain blog, in which she shares her journey, her stories, her tips, and educational information about ADHD and related conditions. She currently lives in Northern Virginia, and when she’s not blogging, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, cooking, and running.

We talk about chronic struggles with negative self-talk and self-image, as well as the pendulum of mood swings that lead so many of us to wonder if we have bipolar disorder. And Liz shares about her long & winding road to a diagnosis and sobriety. Enjoy!

Website: Glitter-Brain

Twitter: @MyGlitteryBrain

 

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Mar 26, 2021
Kamden Hainsworth: Living your best ADHD life
01:04:35

Episode 24 with Kamden Hainsworth.

"Do you want to be organized or less messy because you want it, or because society tells you that’s what a functional adult looks like?"

Kamden was diagnosed with ADHD in the fall of 2019 at the age of 36. Even though she was a teacher for years and taught lots of kids with ADHD, and even though her own daughter was diagnosed with ADHD, she still didn’t recognize in herself because of so many of the misconceptions we all have about hyperactivity.

Once diagnosed, she very quickly began advocating and researching to learn how to build her new amazing life as an ADHDer. She has always felt the most fulfilled helping others realize their true potential, and her message and her warmth and nurturing spirit has clearly resonated with many of us on social media, especially on TikTok where she’s grown quite a large following.

In our interview, we talk about how to lean into your ADHD strengths in order to live your best life, as well as The ADHDirectory, which offers one-time 1:1 consultations to help ADHDers connect with personal and tailored resources including coaches, podcasts, books, and subscriptions that will help direct them in their own ADHD journeys.

Kamden lives with her husband and three daughters in Springville, Utah. She enjoys spending time in nearby the mountains, traveling, working on home improvement projects and serving in her community and church.

I know you’ll love this interview, so here we go! Enjoy!

Website: The ADHDirectory

Instagram: @kamden_adhd

 

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Mar 22, 2021
Marcy Solis: Sleep deprivation and the agony of a ticking clock
01:02:09

Episode 23 with Marcy Solis.

"It's not so much a problem that we can't pay attention. It's more like we don't have control of the wheel. The car is going, but we can't steer where it's heading."

Marcy is a 35-year-old, non-binary parent who was diagnosed with ADHD last May. Looking back over their life, they knew they thought and functioned a little differently from everyone else. But it wasn’t until their daughter was born that gave them the push they needed to learn more about themself in order to be the best parent they could be for her. 

Now, they advocate for other ADHD parents who want to do the same!

We talk all about effects of sleep deprivation on a parent’s emotional regulation and anxiety — especially during the newborn years — and how it always felt impossible to follow the advice “just sleep when the baby sleeps.”

And we also talk about being distractible — and the agony of a ticking clock in the room — as well as the myriad questions surrounding when to go on — or off — any kind of psychotropic medication.

I found Marcy after listening to them give a video talk on parenting for a Camp ADHD online event this past January. I highly recommend you check it, as well as the many other fabulous ADHD-related videos available on the Camp ADHD YouTube channel. Enjoy!

Twitter: @wolfofthenyght

 

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Mar 19, 2021
ADHD Bri: Doodling and the inattentive brain
01:07:40

Episode 22 with ADHD Bri.

"I think ADHDers often get treated like they’re immature. We need to have more respect when explaining how ADHD works."

Bri started drawing her comics last year after receiving a late diagnosis of predominately inattentive ADHD at the age of 29. Upon learning about ADHD, she felt like her whole world started to make sense.

Already a freelance illustrator by trade, Bri began writing down scenarios and drawing doodles in order to process all the new information and how it applied to her life, and eventually moved on to creating her popular comics.

ADHD Bri is not the only illustrator to have amassed a large following on Twitter and Instagram, so we talk about visual learning and why those of with ADHD seem to relate to and respond so enthusiastically to comics, memes, TikTok videos, etc., in our own journeys of self-discovery during and after our ADHD diagnoses.

We also talk about anxiety, something Bri addresses a lot in her comics. Bri’s sister was diagnosed with ADHD in childhood, but it was overlooked in Bri because she was the quiet and well-behaved sister. We talk about how growing up as “the good sibling” with parents who were preoccupied with her hyperactive sibling led to a lot of responsibility at a young age, which in turn fostered her anxiety. 

I think a lot of you late diagnosis listeners who were quiet, well-behaved daydreamers and doodlers in childhood will definitely relate to Bri’s story. Enjoy!

Patreon: patreon.com/adhd_bri

Twitter: @adhdbri

Instagram: @adhd_bri

 

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Mar 15, 2021
Kerry Mead: It wasn’t depression, it was ADHD
01:01:37

Episode 21 with Kerry Mead.

"It's almost like you attract other neurodiverse people to you when you are neurodiverse."

Kerry is a music obsessive, book obsessive social butterfly and escaper of responsibilities. Kerry is a full-time single parent and registered carer to her oldest child who is autistic. When she isn’t busy with all of that Kerry is a writer and music editor. She writes about parenting and neurodiversity, politics, relationships, and all the other stuff too.

I reached out to Kerry after stumbling upon a really powerful essay she wrote for The Everyday magazine in the UK. The article was entitled “I Don’t Have Depression, I Have Attention Deficit Disorder: The Frequent Misdiagnosis of Womxn

I was really struck by the piece, I so related to her experience, especially as a woman who was misdiagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety for more than 20 years prior to my own ADHD diagnosis.

We talk about being mothers and the struggles we’ve faced with domestic duties and guilt and feelings of being a failure. Kerry has a son with autism and a daughter with ADHD, and we talk about how easy it is for mothers to put the work in when it comes to our kids, but not necessarily for ourselves.

Kerry is also from the UK and we talk a bit about the National Health Service (NHS) and some of the current hurdles to getting a diagnosis right now, the wait list can be years for some people.

Website: Kerrymead.net

Twitter: @Kerry_689

 

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Mar 12, 2021
Maaya Hitomi: The spectrum of neurodivergent experiences
01:02:25

Episode 20 with Maaya Hitomi.

"If there is anything that defies labels more than autism, I don't know what that is."

Maaya is an ADHD Coach and Academic Strategist who supports ADHD, autistic, and otherwise neurodivergent clients to build strategies for better coping. 

In Maaya’s coaching and consulting practice Structured Success, she builds upon her Master’s training in Psychology, her experience as a coach, and her lived experience as a neurodivergent person. 

Being ADHD, autistic, and dyslexic herself, Maaya credits her own academic and professional success to the coping strategies that she learned along the way. 

Focusing on collaboratively building the individualized coping strategies to support her clients, Maaya helps her clients make the healthier thing to do the easiest thing to do.

Maaya is my first guest who was actually assigned male at birth, and we talk about her journey over the years to finally get a diagnosis, as well as differences between the internalized experiences and externalized experiences of ADHD across race and gender lines.

We also talk about the importance of recognizing and honoring the vast spectrum of neurodiverse identities. 

I want to thank Maaya especially for her patience with me during this interview — I feel like I learned so much about terminology and identity. I also learned exactly why we no longer hear about or use the term Asbergers.

Structured Success CAMP ADHD video

Website: Structured Success

Instagram: @structuredsucc

 

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Mar 08, 2021
Annabel Louise Walker: Immaturity and working with neurodiverse children
01:00:44

Episode 19 with Annabel Louise Walker.

"I don't view it as a deficit; I view it as a difference. I believe it's difficult, but only because we live in a neurotypical world."

Annabel was diagnosed with ADHD during lockdown, and since then she has made it her mission to inspire other ADHDers to see the positives of living with a ‘galaxy brain’ and to educate people about what it is like living with ADHD. 

She runs her own tutoring and coaching business, helping many children with ADHD and dyslexia, and has always been an avid amateur writer and artist. 

Soon after her diagnosis, she even wrote a children’s book about ADHD called “Hadie & Adah,” in which she highlights the positives of ADHD for kids.

We talk about what chronic immaturity looks like in girls and women with ADHD (because a lot of us share this trait) — and we also talk about emphasizing the positives, as well as the benefits of dancing, chocolate and cheese.

Annabel has a lot of energy, so sit back, strap yourself in and enjoy the ride!

Website: ADHD Galaxy

Instagram: @adhdgalaxy

 

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Mar 05, 2021
Taucha Post: Yoga and Post-it® Notes
59:52

Episode 18 with Taucha Post.

"Whenever my boss asked to see me in his office, I would think, ‘That's it. I'm done. I've been found out. Better pack up my desk.’"

Taucha is a certified yoga teacher and registered speech therapist who teaches yoga to empower fellow ADHDers through breath, movement, and the occasional f-bomb. Taucha was diagnosed 3 years ago at the of 31, after listening to an episode of The Current on ADHD symptoms in women. Since then she has spent a lot of time figuring out what the heck that means to her.

Because we’re both instructors, we do talk a LOT about yoga and the philosophies behind the practice and why they’re so beneficial to ADHD brains.  But we also dissect the differences between your public persona and your private persona when you have ADHD, and the sheer exhaustion of keeping up appearances of normalcy and competence when deep down you feel like a hot mess and a terrible person.

Website: ADHDyoga.ca

Instagram: @adhd.yoga  

 

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Mar 01, 2021
Kate Moryoussef: EFT tapping for ADHD, anxiety & limiting beliefs
58:48

Episode 17 with Kate Moryoussef.

“I feel less exhausted, less mentally drained, because I’m no longer constantly trying to figure out what’s wrong with me.”

Kate is a UK-based wellbeing & emotional freedom coach, host of The Ambitious Mum Podcast and a mother to four kids.

She’s passionate about helping people rediscover their confidence, wellbeing, creativity and clarity, while tapping into their expansive potential that may have been sat dormant for a long time. 

By using Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) she enables her clients to recognize what’s been holding them back and guides them to trust their inner connection and wisdom that’s been there all along. Kate works online using EFT with many ADHD and non-ADHD clients across the world.

Kate’s brothers were both diagnosed with ADHD when she was a child, but it was overlooked in her at the time. We talk about her journey of putting the pieces together, as well as how she discovered the Emotional Freedom Technique and tapping, and Kate explains how and why the physical act of tapping can be so helpful for our ADHD brains.

Website: Coaching By Kate Instagram: @coaching_by_kate_

 

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Feb 26, 2021
Yakini Pierce: ADHD families and cultivating positivity
46:38

Episode 16 with Yakini Pierce.

"I don't know if ADHD is connected to being an empath, but I just feel people. I feel their happiness, I feel their pain."

Yakini is a mom with ADHD who has two children, both with ADHD. She has an MBA and degrees in engineering and mass communications, but her strong passion is advocating for parents that have children with ADHD, parents and adults in general that have ADHD through her ADHD Love platform.

It was through advocating on her kids’ behalf that Yakini began to realize that she personally identified with a lot of their ADHD traits — both in her childhood and in adulthood — and ultimately she sought a diagnosis for herself.

Yakini also noticed that some of the online ADHD parenting communities she had joined were rife with stigma and negativity and even shame about their kids diagnoses, so she set out to foster a more positive, warm and empathetic community for parents with ADHD and parents of kids with ADHD. 

We also talk about how many of the smartest, most thoughtful and perceptive voices in the front lines of the ADHD community belong to Black women!

Website: ADHD Love 2020

Instagram: @adhdlove2020

 

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Feb 22, 2021
Katy Weber: Yo-yo dieting and binge eating with ADHD
01:03:39

Episode 15 with Katy Weber.

“My ADHD diagnosis has shifted how I talk to myself in such a radical way.”

As you probably know by now, I was diagnosed last year at the age of 45. We go into more detail about what led to my own diagnosis, as well as some of the early signs of ADHD in my own life, including my complicated relationship with academia, my career as a newspaper journalist, my PPD and PPA after becoming a mom, my own history with yo-yo dieting and binge eating and how I started Worth It with Katy and became a non-diet health coach and a Health at Every Size practitioner.

⛔️TRIGGER WARNING⛔️: I do talk briefly about my childhood sexual abuse, so I wanted to make sure I give you a heads up if that’s a difficult topic for you.

I really enjoyed being in the hot seat and sharing my story in more detail, and I hope you enjoy it, too!

My book: Worth It: A Journey to Food & Body Freedom

 

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Feb 19, 2021
Elizabeth Brink: Growing up with ADHD
59:42

Episode 14 with Elizabeth Brink.

“It’s a lifelong process of seeing yourself in the past — even from just last week — and realizing, 'Yeah, that was the ADHD.’"

Elizabeth is an ADHD coach who helps women with ADHD get unstuck. Her clients are building skills to live with less shame while managing ALL the things of life, work, and family. She’s also trained and mentored by some of the ADHD coaching greats: Nancy Ratey, Linda Roggli, and Denslow Brown.

Elizabeth lives Kansas City, MO, with her husband and two young children. You can find Coach Elizabeth online at Thriving Sister Coaching and supporting women with ADHD in The ADHD Enclave.

Elizabeth was diagnosed in 4th grade at age 9, and she’s my first guest who was diagnosed in childhood. That said, her experience as an adult is similar to many of the other women I’ve interviewed because the diagnosis did not mean much and was kind of forgotten until she reached her 30s, and especially later when she became a mother. 

We talk a lot about motherhood and how much women with ADHD struggle through the baby and toddler years and why that is — from the overwhelming responsibilities and lack of structure to the sheer noise and chaos of those little creatures.

Website: Thriving Sister Coaching

Instagram: @coachelizabethbrink

 

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Feb 15, 2021
Emily Prokop: Analysis paralysis and intermittent fasting
59:13

Episode 13 with Emily Prokop.

"I absolutely love my hyper focus as long as I can harness it."

Emily is a speaker, author, podcaster, and journalist. She’s been podcasting since 2015 and a podcast listener even longer. She has two podcasts: The Story Behind, which was nominated for a Webby Award in 2019 and has since turned into a best-selling book, and Hate to Weight where she and her cohost discuss their weight loss journeys together. In addition to all this, Emily became a podcast editor and consultant in 2017, and helps podcasters start their shows and continue podcasting. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two kids, and two cats.

Emily was diagnosed 7 years ago at the age of 30, and we talk about the symptoms she had as a girl that went unnoticed. 

We also talk about the tendency to “over study” which leads to analysis paralysis, as well as the importance of structures and systems to harness all those idea gnats that are constantly buzzing around your head.

Emily shares how she got into podcasting (spoiler alert: it was a hyperfocus) and it will come as no surprise that most podcasters she has encountered and worked with also have ADHD.

TRIGGER WARNING: We talk about her weight loss journey, intermittent fasting, and scale numbers are mentioned. If you have a history with an eating disorder or disordered eating, you’ll want to skip this interview.

Website: Epodcastproductions.com Instagram: @emilypeckprokop

 

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Feb 08, 2021
Alejandra Kottke: Impulsivity and the importance of sunshine for the ADHD brain
01:00:57

Episode 12 with Alejandra Kottke.

“You buy all the ingredients to make spaghetti and you come home and you realize you don't have the pots and pans to make it. You need to make sure that you have the pots and pans before you can go to the grocery store and buy all the ingredients!"

Alejandra lives in Northern Illinois with her husband and their 4 sons. Her brick and mortar tanning business closed in 2020 thanks to COVID and she pivoted to working one-on-one with clients as a master certified spray tan artist.

Alejandra has only been diagnosed a couple of months when we spoke, and so much of her inner journey since then is SO relatable, so if you’ve just been diagnosed hold onto your pants because you’re really going to relate to this interview SO much — she has a real gift for articulating the emotional roller coaster we all ride after discovering we have ADHD.

We also talk about how she got into the business of tanning and how, since sunlight is supposed to be very helpful for the ADHD brain, it kinda makes sense that she really loved tanning.

This leads to us talking about impulsivity, starting a business on a whim, following our guts, the logic behind why people with ADHD are chronic procrastinators and why we thrive with strict deadlines — so, lots of great insights into entrepreneurship and the highs and lows of starting a business when you have ADHD.

I’ve discussed Jessi Romero’s ADHD Female Entrepreneurs Facebook group with past guests, and I always forget to include a link in the show notes, but I’ve finally done it this week. Jessi is awesome and she’s created an amazing resource for ADHD female entrepreneurs. Find her on Instagram and join her Facebook group.

Website: Cornerstone Sunless Instagram: @cornerstonesunless

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Feb 01, 2021
Amanda Pye: RSD, CBT and RVs
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Episode 11 with Amanda Pye.

“With RSD, you get the sense that people are rejecting you even when they’re not. And even when there’s not really a realistic reason for you to think that, it gets put into your head. I thought everybody else was rejecting me or didn’t like me and I wasn’t important to those people. And then when I learned what RSD was, I went: Oh, no, that’s not them. They haven’t done this. I’ve done it.”

Amanda lives with her family in Ault, CO, and she is the owner of Saint Paulia bath and skin care products.

Amanda is one of those moms whose son was diagnosed years ago as a child with ADHD but it took her much longer to put the pieces together to get herself diagnosed. In fact, Amanda’s mother was diagnosed with ADHD after she was being tested to a form of narcolepsy and fatigue — pretty much the opposite of the stereotypical hyperactive little boy — that Amanda finally started to think this was something she might have, as well.

I love Amanda’s insights into Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD). It's something I’ve spoken about with other guests, but she gets into it a bit more in terms of how misleading our internal monologue can be when it comes to relationships.

And, I pepper her with questions about her line of soaps and dry shampoos and how she got into the business of skin care for the clamping and RV set.

I will also add that after this interview, I went to Amanda’s website and ordered myself some soap and dry shampoo and her lotion sticks and I’m in love with them. I have very dry, very sensitive skin and the soap is one of the best I’ve ever tried. As someone who hates having cream on my hands and in between my fingers and hates how it makes my hands all clammy and slimy for the rest of the day, I’m in love with the body sticks. They look like basically giant lip balm tubes — and I can use them as moisturizer on my face and body and it’s the best thing ever! I haven’t seen anything else like this on the market, so I wanted to make sure to put in a plug for this awesome product!

OK, I hope enjoy this episode!

Website: Saint Paulia Soaps Instagram: @saintpauliallc

 

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Jan 29, 2021
Bri Plyler: Hyperactivity and the importance of finding your people
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Episode 10 with Bri Plyler.

“On the days where I feel extra hyperactive — when it's like, super engaged — I feel like there is a swarm of bees in my body trying to get out. It's just this, like, buzzing, almost painful energy and there's really nothing that I can do to expel it. But it doesn't translate to energy to get things done. That's a completely different kind of energy.”

Bri lives in South Carolina, where she and her husband are the owners of Odin Custom Construction. She is also the creator of The House that ADHD Built, an online community centered around helping those with ADHD learn to love themselves and their brains. She’s also a regular contributor to ADHD Lifestyle Magazine.

Bri says, “I believe that the key to unlocking our gifts is to learn to observe our challenges instead of judging them. As an entrepreneur with ADHD and a relentless optimist, my passion is sharing the message that struggles and success go hand in hand.”

Bri was diagnosed with combined inattentive/hyperactive about a year ago at age 34. And she’s also in what feels like the minority of women with ADHD who has always actually exhibited physical hyperactivity — and she talks about what that feels like and also some of the stigma she’s experienced around that.

And we also talk about the importance of the online community and feeling accepted after you’ve been diagnosed, and finding and building your tribe, especially if you’re not getting the necessary in-person support from the people in your day to day life.

And we talk about her Fun Fails Fridays and owning your mistakes, and how important failing is to the process of growth, not only as a business owner, but in your life in general. 

OK, lots of wisdom packed into this episode, so enjoy!

Instagram: @thehousethatadhdbuilt

 

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Jan 25, 2021
Ada Sewell: Imposter syndrome and changing your mindset
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Episode 9: Ada Sewell

"I'm in this turbulent ocean of all of these feelings and it's like, Do I want to struggle against the waves for my whole life or do I want to learn how to surf?"

Ada is a life coach who works with creatives and entrepreneurs in busting the myth that “the struggle is real,” and changing your mindset in order to lean into what challenges you.

She was diagnosed a few years ago at the age 26 after a close friend of hers who has ADHD starting talking about her own experiences and Ada thought, “Hmm, this is really relatable.”

Ada talks about her intense emotions as a child and her sensitivity to criticism and how quick she was to anger — and the strategies she uses in adulthood now that she understands her ADHD.

We also talk a lot about imposter syndrome among creatives and artists and coaches, too, and how to deal with that crippling fear of failure that can keep us from achieving our highest potential.

DISCLAIMER: Ada and I talk for a bit about the various medications we’ve tried over the years and their effects, so I want to remind you that neither of us is a medical professional, we’re just discussing our personal experiences. We are not offering any advice — and it should go without saying that you should consult your own doctor when it comes to the right medication for you.

OK, that said, this is a lovely conversation and I had a great talking with Ada so enjoy!

Website: Ada Sewell Coaching Instagram: @coachadasewell

 

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Jan 18, 2021
Melissa Helmick: Unsupportive doctors and emotional regulation
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Episode 8: Melissa Helmick.

"Just because it’s common for moms to struggle, doesn’t mean it’s normal."

TW: Melissa and I get really vulnerable in this episode, and we discuss some pretty serious topics, including domestic violence, sexual assault, miscarriage, infertility, abortion, and PTSD. So if you’re feeling like any of those topics might  be difficult to listen to, then you might want to move on to another episode.

Melissa is a birth and parenthood photographer who lives in Southeastern Virginia with her husband, her 3 rambunctious children, and their dog, Lilly. She is also finishing training to be a birth, postpartum, and bereavement doula.

During our conversation, we discuss the difficulties we face when seeking a diagnosis — like when doctors aren’t on your side, or when you constantly question yourself and wonder if you need help at all, and the emotional roller coaster ride of finding the right medication.

We also talk about emotional regulation in motherhood and how sleep deprivation and the noise and chaos of young children can make you feel like a failure at everything, and how to deal with that chronic overwhelm.

If you ever felt pre-diagnosis like “something is not right with me” but you couldn’t put your finger on it and couldn’t find the support you need, then this episode is definitely for you. Enjoy! Website: The Photographic Storyteller Instagram: @thephotographicstoryteller_

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Jan 11, 2021
Tameka Allen: Bad bosses and fierce alter egos
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Episode 7: Tameka Allen. "One of the things I really want to change in the online world is to create content and courses that are conducive to both types of brains." Tameka is the CEO of Allen Digital Group, a boutique project management agency based in Houston. They partner with business owners to help them plan and launch their online courses, memberships, and coaching programs. Tameka’s youngest daughter was diagnosed with ADHD in the 3rd grade, but it still Tameka a few more years after that to look into getting her own diagnosis. She loves performing and credits her ADHD with helping her feel super human on stage. Whenever she’s singing or dancing or even giving a presentation, she feels like she can be this alter ego without feeling weird. Yes! Tameka never planned to be an entrepreneur, but after years in the corporate HR world, she realized she was struggling 10 times harder to excel because she was working in an environment that assumed she had a linear brain.⁠ That, plus a terrible boss, let her into business for herself, and also helped her realize the importance of having compassion for others whose needs differ in the workplace. I gotta say, this conversation is full of cool insights and connections about ADHD symptoms, especially in girls and women. Enjoy! Website: Allen Digital Group Instagram: @allendigital

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Jan 04, 2021
Crystal Dionysopoulou: ADHD symptoms overlooked in girls
57:53

Episode 6 with Crystal Dionysopoulou.

 "I procrastinated a lot, but I didn’t mean to. It’s not that I didn’t want to do the things I needed to do, it’s that I just couldn’t."

 Crystal is the Creative Director and founder of Lucid Fox, a web design and development agency that specializes in building custom sites for nonprofit organizations. Crystal grew up in the US and now lives with her husband and their toddler in Athens. She was diagnosed with ADHD earlier this year after she started to notice a proliferation of ADHD-related memes online and recognized enough of herself in them that she sought a diagnosis with a psychiatrist in Athens.

 We talk about her life growing up, and how her brother was actually diagnosed with ADHD as a child because he exhibited the physical hyperactivity and he was disruptive, but it was overlooked in Crystal because she tended to be quiet and well-behaved.

 (Hmm, doesn’t that sound familiar?)

 We also talk about how she started her own website design business at the age of 11, going door-to-door to local retailers, yet she also dropped out of college 3 times with 3 different majors. Crystal’s family also moved around the US a lot when she was growing up — she went to 18 different schools.

We discuss how this and a difficulty with object permanence affected her ability to manage conflict in long-term relationships, but it also sparked her love of travel, which is how she met her now-husband and ultimately moved to Greece.

 Crystal has so many great insights into this neuro-divergent journey of ours, and I hope you enjoy our conversation!

 Website: https://lucid-fox.com 
Instagram: @lucid.fox.studio

 

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Dec 28, 2020
Barbie Haven: Self care and setting boundaries
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Episode 5: Barbie Haven. "Your ability to set boundaries is directly tied to your alignment with your values." Barbie is an author, motivational speaker, certified life coach, Beachbody Coach, and CEO of Desired Lives where she helps career women and entrepreneurs create self-care routines that last so they have more joy, energy and success in business and in life. After Barbie left her corporate job and became a full-time entrepreneur in November 2019, she was struggling with time management and focus. A friend asked her if she might have ADHD, so she looked into it and was diagnosed a few months later. We talk about her journey, as well as the importance of self-care, her transformational experiences as a young woman navigating life with an addict, her recovery from codependency, and her passion for empowering other women to put themselves at the top of their list. Barbie live in Vancouver, WA, and she is an avid runner, dog mom, wife, and empty nester. Website: www.desiredlives.com Instagram: @desired_lives Facebook page: Desired Lives Barbie's book: The One Thing That Changed Everything: Powerful Stories by Women Who Now Have It All

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Dec 21, 2020
Angela Sulfaro-Menconi: Self-advocacy and zero waste living
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Episode 4: Angela Sulfaro-Menconi. "I wouldn’t even say I’ve 'accepted' my ADHD brain. I’ve embraced having an ADHD brain. I’ve realized that I wasn’t lazy, and I wasn’t a morally-flawed person." Angela is a trained Cultural Anthropologist with interests including Poverty and Homelessness, Gender and Sexuality, and Chicana Feminism. Angela earned her PhD in 2017 and is self-diagnosed with ADHD. She lives with her family in Phoenix, AZ, where she is the headmistress at an exclusive, experimental, interest-based learning academy (her family practices unschooling). She strongly supports autistic self-advocacy and the neurodiversity movement. On the weekends, she works as a freelance content writer and crafts soap to promote zero waste living. Website: www.writtenculture.com Instagram: @writtenculture

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Dec 14, 2020
Karen Miner Hurd: The gut & brain health connection
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Episode 3: Karen Miner Hurd. "If your brain is not functioning well, look to the gut. Look to the diet. Look to other things, because the brain is not a machine part all by its little own self." Karen is a 30-year network marketing professional and homeschooling mom of 5 (now adult) children. Through her WomanWize business, she teaches and trains women how to live healthier, younger and with better immune and brain health. She is passionate about helping her business partners create additional income using social media in a way that maximizes their skills and  flexibility in a dynamic world. Karen has coached entrepreneurs on customer relations, social media, and branding. She and her husband, Dale, live in rural Suffolk, Virginia, with the youngest of their 5 children, and Charlie, their border collie. Website: www.womanwize.com Instagram: @womanwize

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Dec 06, 2020
Katie Jaeger: Sobriety and the power of asking for help
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Episode 2: Katie Jaeger. "I’ve had multiple coaches and asking for help has been transformational for me because I can’t do it all on my own, nor do I want to at this point. It feels good to have someone in your corner, especially after struggling in silence for many many years." Katie is a holistic health coach and yoga instructor who was diagnosed earlier this year at the age of 33. She specializes in helping women who are struggling to feel connected, heal and come home to themselves by nourishing their body, mind and spirit from the inside out. Katie does this though gut healing and the gut-brain connection, an emphasis on whole plant based foods, yoga and meditation, self care and boundary setting, trauma healing, community and connection and recovery/sobriety support. She lives in Minneapolis with her boyfriend, Matt, and their two kitties, Jack and Albus. Instagram: @katieann.coaching Facebook: Katie Ann Coaching

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Dec 06, 2020
Holly Marsh: Coping mechanisms and dumpster fires
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Episode 1 with Holly Marsh. "The stereotype of ADHD is some grade school boy who is bouncing off the walls and not being able to sit still, and that’s so not the case. Your brain is just wired a little differently and there are so many facets to that, which means not everyone is cookie cutter."

Holly is a maker and illustrator and has been running her business, Marshmueller, for nine years. What started as a handmade business specializing in practical yet cute products for babies morphed into a line of goods for babies, kids, and kids at heart alike using Holly's hand-curated selection of colorful and quirky fabrics and now includes products featuring her bold, colorful hand illustrations. Her goods can be found on her website, as well as many small independent retailers across the country. She also specializes in helping clients with their Shopify sites and email marketing efforts as a freelancer for the agency Aeolidia. Holly is currently in treatment for breast cancer, and hopes to be done with that dang targeted chemo by next Spring. She lives in Astoria, Oregon, with her husband and her two boys, who are also neurodivergent. Website: www.marshmueller.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/marshmueller Instagram: @marshmueller

 

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Dec 06, 2020
Trailer
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Welcome to the Women & ADHD podcast with Katy Weber. A recent diagnosis of ADHD at the age of 45 completely turned her world upside down. So she decided to start a podcast in which she simply interviews other women who, like her, were diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood. If you are a smart, creative woman who was recently diagnosed with ADHD or suspect you have ADHD, then this podcast is for you!

All episode transcripts can be found at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

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The music used in this podcast is "Somebody New" by RZZN.

Nov 24, 2020