100 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

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    • 4.9 • 420 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.

    EP. 107: From High School Dropout to College Success with Lucy Van den Heuvel

    EP. 107: From High School Dropout to College Success with Lucy Van den Heuvel

    Join Tracy and 18-yr-old Lucy Van den Heuvel. At 16 Lucy left high school, not knowing how she was going forward with her education. She eventually found a college that accepted students as young as 16, and applied. In May, Lucy will graduate from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, where she'll receive her AA Degree instead of a high school diploma. In college she is studying sustainable agriculture, and co-manages the campus farm.

    Lucy's FB: bit.ly/3nZLpDP
    Bard College at Simon's Rock: simons-rock.edu/

    • 52 min
    EP. 106: ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Edward Hallowell

    EP. 106: ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Edward Hallowell

    Join Tracy as she breaks her women only guest rule by welcoming the leading authority in the field of ADHD, Dr. Edward Hallowell to Episode 106 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women to discuss his brand new strength focused book called ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction.

    drhallowell.com
    drhallowell.com/read/books-by-ned/
    amzn.to/3ifH0v9 ebook
    tracyotsuka.com/ilovemybrain

    • 59 min
    EP. 105: ADHD, Emotion and Choosing the Right College with Collegiate Athlete, Mikayla Kee

    EP. 105: ADHD, Emotion and Choosing the Right College with Collegiate Athlete, Mikayla Kee

    In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to 21 year-old, Mikayla Kee, currently a senior, finishing her bachelor’s degree at The Evergreen State College in WA. She'll be entering the Master’s in Teaching program next. Mikayla also volunteers as a para educator at a local elementary school and, in true ADHD fashion, has been doing all of this while working as a semi pro soccer player for the past 3 years.

    Instagram: @mikaylakfit
    Spark By John Ratey: johnratey.com/Books.php

    • 43 min
    EP. 104: Goal Setting and Planning for ADHD

    EP. 104: Goal Setting and Planning for ADHD

    Tracy Otsuka welcomes you to Episode 104 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women where she talks about goal setting, planners and planning, the perfect subject for the last podcast of 2020.

    Ep. 8: Why Am I Always Late? ADHD and Time https://apple.co/34VnxdN
    Ep. 9: Practical Strategies for Being on Time and Better Planning
    https://apple.co/3mYwvND

    https://www.tracyotsuka.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP. 103: Helping Black Women Kick the Shame of ADHD with Stacey Machelle

    EP. 103: Helping Black Women Kick the Shame of ADHD with Stacey Machelle

    Stacey Machelle is a multi-hyphenate doer of things. She is a sketch writer/performer, producer, comedian and former broadcast news reporter and anchor. Stacey’s credits include on-air contributor and writer for TMZ, commercials, television and film roles. She is also a live studio audience warmup comic in Los Angeles, most recently for the late-night show "A Little Late With Lilly Singh."

    Stacey's Youtube: https://bit.ly/3h9IvKU
    The A-OK! EVERY DAY Planner: https://bit.ly/37IZSPD

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EP. 102: ADHD, RSD and How to Pursue Higher Education with Dr. Melody Kuphal

    EP. 102: ADHD, RSD and How to Pursue Higher Education with Dr. Melody Kuphal

    In Episode 102, Tracy welcomes Dr. Melody Kuphal. Dr. Kuphal has a bachelor’s in Special Education with a minor in music, a Master’s in Educational Administration, and a Doctorate of Worship Studies. She currently works as Adjunct Professor at Judson University, is a member of the Teaching Faculty of IWS teaching research writing, works full-time as Music Director at Hosana Church, teaches private music lessons, and is a recording artist.

    Melody's Website: melodysmusic.com
    Tracyotsuka.com/podcastind

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
420 Ratings

420 Ratings

apiccone ,

LOVE

I was diagnosed at age 46, only 2 months ago... Still processing and overwhelmed with all of the information out there, but have been enjoying these podcast the most! I would love to hear some podcast on how husbands can help their wives/understand them better as well as heal from years of “ damage” from not knowing/ understanding..

Chrissy Kirkwood ,

Insightful, Encouraging and Practical

I'm very grateful to have found this podcast a few days ago. I've been diving in and listened to many episodes to help me understand my adhd brain better. I am hyper attentive on what i am interested in, musically gifted, real estate broker, but there are certain areas of my life I just feel so under developed in as well. Unmedicated, and determined to explore diet, lifestyle and holistic management tools to live my most authentic, creative and inspired life. STRUCTURE. I am hearing more and more the importance of a self imposed structure for my success. Namaste, keep doing what you're doing. kakaw! Chrissy

thankyouboo ,

For Tracy

You go girl!

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