72 episodes

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.

ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka Tracy Otsuka

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.9, 227 Ratings

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.

    What The Pandemic Taught Me About My ADHD Brain EP: 72

    What The Pandemic Taught Me About My ADHD Brain EP: 72

    In Episode 72 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares what social distancing has taught her about her ADHD brain. This episode is for those of you who have been practicing social isolation for a while, are growing weary, and are struggling to find more positive emotion in your life.

    • 34 min
    ADHD and the Importance of Fun, with Psychologist, Author & Grand Poohbah of Play, Dr. Kirsten Milliken EP: 71

    ADHD and the Importance of Fun, with Psychologist, Author & Grand Poohbah of Play, Dr. Kirsten Milliken EP: 71

    Tracy is delighted to welcome Dr. Kirsten Milliken to Episode #71 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Dr. Milliken is a licensed clinical psychologist, an ADHD Coach, and the Author of PlayDHD: Permission to Play. A Prescription For Adults With ADHD.

    • 38 min
    Social Anxiety and ADHD with Mental Health Clinician, Kelsie Elizabeth EP: 70

    Social Anxiety and ADHD with Mental Health Clinician, Kelsie Elizabeth EP: 70

    Join Tracy in ADHD for Smart Ass Women where she introduces you to Kelsie Elizabeth. She grew up in NH and went to a small liberal arts school in Massachusetts where she earned a BS in clinical and research psychology and a second BS in music with a concentration in piano. She was also three credits short of a third degree in social welfare because she couldn’t make up her mind. Sounds pretty ADHD, doesn’t it? At her young age, she has so much insight and wisdom and a remarkable sense of who she is.

    • 48 min
    ADHD and the Arts with San Francisco Opera Singer Sally Mouzon EP: 69

    ADHD and the Arts with San Francisco Opera Singer Sally Mouzon EP: 69

    In Episode #69 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Sally Mouzon, a member of the acclaimed San Francisco Opera Chorus. She has appeared in numerous roles with the company, including Second Priestess in Iphigénie en Tauride, Second Bridesmaid in Le nozze di Figaro, Second Girl in Show Boat, and Second Orphan in Der Rosenkavalier. She has also created roles in three world premieres; La Popolana in Two Women, Joan in Heart of a Soldier, and Sister Lillianne in Dead Man Walking.

    • 44 min
    How to Train Your ADHD Brain to Work with Fear EP: 68

    How to Train Your ADHD Brain to Work with Fear EP: 68

    In Episode 68 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about how to train your ADHD brain to deal with fear. This is an extension of last week’s episode and Tracy’s stab at simplifying concepts so they can be applied today if her listeners are struggling with their emotions.

    • 17 min
    Surviving a Very Difficult Adolescence, a Love of Accounting and Belonging to Yourself with Vera Bruursema EP: 67

    Surviving a Very Difficult Adolescence, a Love of Accounting and Belonging to Yourself with Vera Bruursema EP: 67

    Join Tracy as she welcomes, Vera Bruursema. Like many of us with ADHD, she has crafted a diverse career path from volunteer firefighter/EMT, soccer coach, Trader Joe’s Assistant Manager and bookkeeper. While earning her MBA she worked as staff accountant for many different companies, but struggled to find her place. It all finally came together after seeking help for her ADHD and open her own practice as owner and founder of Verafied Accounting.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
227 Ratings

227 Ratings

MBClar ,

Thank You!

I was recently diagnosed at 52, and I am working hard to change my programming to have a better second half to my life. For years I have been emotionally paralyzed by thinking there was something wrong with me. Lazy, stubborn, rude, just not applying myself- all have been used to describe me. I am both terrified and invigorated by the though that there are ways to make life actually work. Now if I can just get motivated!

J soyo ,

This podcast is spot on for women with ADHD

Listening to this podcast was so affirming I had no idea that so many of my habits, skills, and challenges were attributable to my ADHD. Love the variety of topics and Tracy is as entertaining as she is real!

Ravyn71 ,

Recent ADHDer

I just learned I have ADHD and found your Facebook page and podcast. Love this. Makes me learn and embrace my new super power.

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