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. 142: ADHD, Nutrition and Intuitive Eating with Becca King
‘Intuitive eating’ is a term we hear more and more these days, but in a culture where restrictive diets are king, the concept of listening to your own body may seem foreign and even “woo woo.” My guest, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Becca King, discovered that intuitive eating helped heal her relationship with food and her own body and started her on a path to help those with ADHD heal those relationships too.
EP. 141: Laundry, House Cleaning, and an ADHD-Friendly Refrigerator with Struggle Care’s KC Davis
Join me this week as the insightful and hilarious KC Davis explains why thinking of care tasks as ‘morally neutral’ is so important for our mental health, teaches us her ‘condiments in the produce drawer’ ADHD fridge hack that everyone is talking about, and gives us the tools to implement a no-fold laundry system that saved her sanity.
How to Keep House While Drowning: https://bit.ly/394QkOR
EP. 140: ADHD and Relationships With Melissa Orlov
Join me this week with author and marriage consultant Melissa Orlov’s work. She worked alongside renowned ADHD expert, Dr. Edward Hallowell (go back to Episode 106 to listen to his insightful interview).
Melissa has been researching and writing about how ADHD impacts relationships and marriage with the goal of providing others with the roadmap she and her husband wish they’d had sooner.
Melissa’s website: adhdmarriage.com
Couples’ seminar: https://bit.ly/38NUfiL
Her book: https://amzn.to/3tm
EP. 139: ADHD, Authenticity and Not Fitting In with Trendsetting Hairstylist and Educator Jayne Matthews
When Covid hit the U.S. in 2020, while quarantine haircuts were making great meme material, Jayne Matthews was brainstorming a solution: What if she could teach people how to cut their own hair using the same techniques as salons?
Join me this week as educator and trendsetting hairstylist Jayne Matthews and I discuss the importance of blazing new paths rather than trying to fit in, how to be okay with not being great at everything.
EP. 138: ADHD and Vertical Heterophoria with ADHD expert and author René Brooks
This week I’m sitting down with ADHD expert, author and coach René Brooks to talk about Vertical Heterophoria -- a little-known eye condition that, when René stumbled upon the diagnosis by happenstance, changed everything for her. René believes the medical community still has a long way to go in understanding and treating ADHD comorbidities.
https://bit.ly/38cdIcA (scroll down for the test for Vertical Heteropho
EP. 137: How to Get That Thing That You REALLY Don't Want to Do, Done!
• Why forcing ourselves to do mundane tasks doesn’t work
• The real question to ask ourselves that helps us get things done
• Why do our ADHD brains struggle to get through boring, predictable, mundane tasks
• What three things must an ADHD strategy employ for us to successfully get a boring, predictable task done?
• What generates positive emotion?
• Why deadlines don’t work over time?
• How light and easy can work every time!
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Finally tools and most importantly positive attitude about ADHD
Thank you Tracy for everything you do for us!
You are such an inspiration 💖⭐️
Episode with son Markus
I just listened to the episode with son Markus and it just blew me away. Anybody, I mean ANYBODY, with teenagers struggling in the schoolsystem should listen to this episode. My teenagers both struggle and Markus’ story is just so inspiring. I loved it! Thanks Markus for sharing your story and Tracy for making him 😄