This podcast is for smart, high-ability ADD/ADHD (diagnosed or suspecting) women who see their symptoms as more positive than negative. I’m Tracy Otsuka your host and I’m committed to changing the conversation around ADHD. When I was diagnosed eight months after my son, my entire life suddenly made perfect sense but all I heard about was everything that my ADHD brain SHOULD be struggling with when in fact I would come to learn that my ADHD is responsible for some of my greatest superpowers.
One other thing, we constantly hear about all the successful ADHD men, but no one talks about the women. This podcast is here to change that dynamic. ADHD women are my people, and I’m here to acknowledge, support and cheer them on.
*THE CONTENT IN THIS PODCAST IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE MEDICAL OR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING YOU HAVE SEEN OR HEARD FROM TRACY OTSUKA OR THIS PODCAST.
EP. 100: Part 1, What 99 Episodes Taught Me About the ADHD Brain
Join Tracy as she celebrates her 100th episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women reviewing all 99 episodes of her podcast and sharing the key thoughts that reframed her personal understanding of ADHD. This was a lot to go through and ended up becoming not only episode #100 but also episode #101.
Tracy also created a 100th episode gift for her listeners which is a Podcast Index that organizes all 99 episodes. You can find it here: tracyotsuka.com/podcastindex
For more info visit: tracyotsuka.com/podcast
EP. 99: Organization for ADHD Teens with Executive Function Coach, Julia Clements
Join Tracy in Episode 99 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women as she welcomes executive function coach and math tutor, Julia Clements. Julia has a strong affinity for teens with ADHD and has working with them for 23 years. She attended the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at The University of Redlands and believes this is where she developed her love of the individualized and creative learning process.
Sarah Ward: bit.ly/366n3Tf
Datexx TimeCube: bit.ly/3l1Pztf
EP. 98: The Unplanner System for ADHD Planning Success in 2021
Tracy shares about planners and planning for 2021. She talks about her decades long struggle with planners and schedules, and trying everything from Steven Covey, Palm Pilot, The Bullet Journal, and her favorite, a planning system that felt like a restaurant menu.
Francesca Rizzo: https://apple.co/3nARBlP
Muji Pencil: https://muji.lu/3pyNbOh
Alexa Echo Spot: https://amzn.to/35FeyxX
The Apple Watch
Tiny Calendar App
The Momentum App
EP. 97: ADHD and Managing Money with Michelle Nickel
Join Tracy as she welcomes Michelle Nickel to ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Michelle has a degree in liberal arts and an MBA. She worked for a major brokerage firm at 25, earned AAMS and CFP designations, and holds series 7, 63 & 66 Securities Licenses. She did everything from making sure old ladies didn’t run out of money, designed retirement plans, set up college savings accounts, and more.
Michelle's Blog: shesfired.com
The Automatic Millionaire by David B
EP. 96: ADHD, Confidence, Career and Mid-life with Leadership Program Design and Delivery Expert, Juliann Decker
In Episode 96 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Juliann Decker. Julie Ann earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Massachusetts and her master’s degree in Training and Development from Lesley University in Cambridge. She is a coach and an expert in leadership program design and delivery with broad work experience in industries such as technology, banking, consumer goods, retail and finance.
Juliann’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EP. 95: Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating and ADHD with Aleta Storch
Aleta Storch has a Master’s degrees in Nutrition Science, Dietetics, and Clinical Health Psychology. She's an anti-diet Dietitian, Therapist, and Certified Body Trust Provider, specializing in eating disorders, autoimmune conditions, and ADHD. She helps folks develop an intuitive, trusting, compassionate relationship with food and movement.
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Changed my life in one listen
After hitting an extreme low point for the second time in my life at the age of 27 (I am divorced, on my third career path, and having time apart from my new partner), I finally decided to explore female adhd. My dad was diagnosed a few years ago at the age of 50. I listened to episode 78 with my headphones on whilst food shopping and found myself crying in the middle of the supermarket. Pure relief. To finally realise why I had battled inside my own brain for 27 years; eating disorders, obsessive exercise, difficulties with relationships, jobs, anxiety, INTENSE emotions, knowing I was operating differently but with no idea why. I have always been an overachiever; first class degree, swim team captain, perfect report cards - but have always felt like the everyday things in life have been a constant struggle for me. I always left my work until the very last minute - the only revision I did for my finals was staying up for over 24 hours straight before each exam and using the adrenaline to cram as much as I could! It worked but it was exhausting! Through my struggles I’ve always known I wasn’t depressed - but the confusion of my struggles caused me intense anxiety which paired with various traumas started to become too much to cope with. But now, just understanding why I function the way I do through listening to your podcasts has lifted an immense cloud of anxiety and confusion, and as I continue to listen I am learning new skills and coping mechanisms, as well as how to LOVE my adhd brain. I’m an adventurer, explorer, and have an ineffable thirst for live - I wouldn’t change this for the world. I now have a strict exercise schedule, am on a very low dose of medication, and feel like a different person, increasingly learning to harness the strengths of my adhd brain every day. I’ve even started a career as a project manager!
All I can say is Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou!!
Eye opening , jaw dropping , raw truth and inspirational
What I love about Tracy Otsuka is her diversity in her podcasts. Not only do they cover every aspect of having ADHD and how great it can be, she inspires you to be positive and make the most of the tools available to you.
Pure positivity on living with ADHD!
Listening to this podcast is always, without fail, like plugging into the mains of inspiration, energy and wisdom on how to thrive with ADHD. The sense of community and mutual understanding with other phenomenal women has been a gamechanger for me, and means I can be compassionate with myself whilst still reaching for the stars! I regularly link non-ADHD friends to episodes too as they just get to nub of so many aspects of human experience. Please make this podcast forever!