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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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 745 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. 151: ADHD Moms, What Really Matters? with Patricia Sung

    EP. 151: ADHD Moms, What Really Matters? with Patricia Sung

    Patricia is a podcaster herself and her work is aimed at helping other ADHD mothers get their “crap” together (as she puts it). She has built a supportive community of women, something she says has been integral to her own motherhood journey. Join us as we chat about different perspectives on parenthood.

    Resources:
    Instagram: @motherhoodinadhd
    Website (with free resources): http://motherhoodinadhd.com/
    ADHD Courses for Moms: https://www.patriciasung.com/adhd-courses

    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP. 150: Intersectionality of Complex Trauma and ADHD for the BIPOC Community with Therapist, Emerald May Rubio

    EP. 150: Intersectionality of Complex Trauma and ADHD for the BIPOC Community with Therapist, Emerald May Rubio

    Emerald has a deeply personal connection to her work and uses her experiences to help others heal from their trauma and re-write their own stories. She brings so much creativity, light, and awareness into her practice and hearing Emerald speak gives me hope that therapy is shifting to encompass a wider range of needs and communities. 

    Resources:
    Instagram: @healwithemerald
    Email: erubio@trihealing.com
    Website: Emerald May Rubio (trihealing.com)

    • 51 min
    EP. 149: Simple Steps to Organize Your ADHD Life with Lisa Woodruff

    EP. 149: Simple Steps to Organize Your ADHD Life with Lisa Woodruff

    In this episode Lisa takes us through her systems and why they work so well for ADHDers, shares the script she taught her own children to use when they’re feeling overwhelmed by where to start. Lisa believes we should all be spending as little time as possible doing household work so we can live our unique callings in life. 

    Resources:
    Instagram: @organize365
    Website: Organize 365
    Podcast: Organize 365 Podcast
    Book mentioned: Phases of Life by Neil Howe

    • 58 min
    EP. 148: ADHD and Sleep: Beyond the Boring Strategies 

    EP. 148: ADHD and Sleep: Beyond the Boring Strategies 

    In this episode I cover not only the latest research behind why sleep is so important to our functioning and learning, but I also provide some concrete sleep strategies that are geared toward the ADHD brain, such as connecting positive emotion with getting into bed on time. Like all things ADHD, once we know why we’re struggling with these habits we can start to find workarounds and implement sustainable systems that allow us to be successful.

    • 59 min
    EP. 147: ADHD and Resilience with Juliana Hock

    EP. 147: ADHD and Resilience with Juliana Hock

    Juliana Hock gives a whole new meaning to the word ‘resilient’. This woman does not give up on herself; she recently achieved her dream of becoming a realtor after 12 attempts at the Real Estate exam. Her difficulty with written tests is something I know many ADHDers can relate to, but Juliana pushed through, knowing that once she overcame the hurdle of passing that exam she would thrive in the job itself.

    IG: @Juliana.Evolves
    julianamhock@gmail.com
    https://amzn.to/3EjYh05

    • 48 min
    EP. 146: Simple Strategies For Being on Time and Planning Better

    EP. 146: Simple Strategies For Being on Time and Planning Better

    In our last episode we discovered why our ADHD brains struggle with time so much. Understanding this ‘why’ provides us with a foundation for building long-lasting time management skills. The next step is to figure out how to develop a more effective and less stressful relationship with time. In this episode I’ll give you some concrete strategies to help you work with your brain’s natural flow rather than struggling against it.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
745 Ratings

745 Ratings

Mamanp ,

Episode 122

Just diagnosed at 49 years old while working on my PhD. Why I couldn’t see the obvious sooner I’ll never know. Thanks Tracy, your podcast is great company. I see myself in everyone. Episode 122 with The pediatrician was the best so far as I go through all the back episodes.

Eileen BQ ,

Amazing episode on ADHD and sleep! Revenge Sleep Procrastination

I LOVE your podcast! I have had ADHD my whole life. I was diagnosed in my 20s after I realized I had what my impulsive students had, ADHD! This episode named what I have dealt with for so long in relation to staying up late… Revenge Sleep Procrastination! Thank you for giving me tools to use to try to get to sleep earlier!

SusanAppRater ,

Leaving a FiVE gold stars for you ⭐️

As an ADHD woman who has always striven to do more to achieve more, it’s refreshing to hear how I set myself up for failure BUT how I can turn my processes around to “overachieve” with success. Thank you! 💛

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