What do you do when you're in your 40s and get diagnosed with ADHD? Join Aimée and Lee as they grapple with living, parenting, working, etc, with ADHD, after a life of not knowing.
S4 E27: The Summer Of Self-Acceptance
Or taking a vacation from being so hard on yourself.
It’s Friday the 13th (which we didn’t plan) and we’re releasing our 71st episode, which is an odd number to note, and also it’s our Season 4 finale! HOORAY! In this episode, Aimée declares that this should be a Summer of Self-Acceptance, so we talk about what that means and what it could look like when you’re neurodivergent.
Rest assured, we’ll be back…Eventually, sometime in the fall-ish. We’re making no promises on an exact time frame, because before we notice, it’ll be November or something even though I swear I posted this episode recently.
Take care everyone. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, have a good summer. And if you’re not, then make it the Winter of Self-Acceptance.
S4 E26: YOU NEED TO DO A LOT F’ING BETTER, MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
So, I’m going to put a big, ol’ content warning on the top of this one. We talk about how the medical system and the individuals acting in it are ableist and ageist and sexist AF (among other things) and we share how we suffer the consequences.
Aimée bravely shares her recent experience, and we both discuss how the medical system has failed us, middle-aged perimenopausal neurodivergent (white) women.
There is a f**k-ton of swearing because it is un-f*****g believable. Rather, it is, but I swear about it. A lot.
S4 E25: Friendship is Magic when you have Assistive Devices like Twitter
Elon Musk bought Twitter. This is where Aimée and I have all of our friends. We talk about why Twitter is such a great place for us to make and sustain friendships, and why we are perceived as being terrible friends when we’re not on Twitter.
Come to commiserate, share with your friends and loved ones to prove that you do, in fact, love them and that we’re all doing our very best.
FRIENDS GET TRANSCRIPTS!
S4 E24: Boredom, or We Can Be Such A-Holes Sometimes
In this episode, Aimée and I discuss what it’s like to be bored when you’re neurodivergent. And, spoiler alert, it happens A LOT and when it does, we have a physical reaction that can end up making us look like assholes. Not just look like, but actually we are being a bit of an a*****e.
HOWEVER, knowing what is happening is the first step to being able to do something about it, so we talk about how to recognize and differentiate different physical reactions, as well as then knowing what we can do about them.
S4 E23: Crazy Advice for Neurotypical People
In the throws of insomnia, Aimée posses the question: what is the worst advice you’ve every heard which would make perfect sense if you were neurotypical, but as someone who is neurodivergent, the advice is complete nonsense?
Kinda like that sentence, AMIRIGHT?
We share ALL THE THINGS that didn’t work for us, reactions to sharing the things that do work for us from neurotypicals, and how we know what works for us isn’t what will work for everyone.
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S4 E24: I AM WORTH IT DAMN IT AND SO ARE YOU
Hi, so, in this episode, Aimée drops a massive truth-bomb on me (and thus you, also) about self-care. Warning: you will feel really uncomfortable and possibly cry a little, but you NEED TO HEAR THIS.
We’re talking about self-care. It’s not all uncomfortable truths and necessary realizations and reframings. We still end up laughing, a lot.
We mumbled a bunch just to mess with the transcription AI.
Love you both!!
I just started listening to this podcast…from the very beginning. You women are wonderful! I, along with my three young adult daughters were recently diagnosed 12/2020. So much in common except I wish that I had your communication capabilities. Thank you for using your talents for good!♥️
Thank you! Thank you for being real, honest and so relatable. I was diagnosed at 26, but I am just now, at 33, finding “my people.” College would have been so much better had I known sooner! The struggle is real especially after this past year with the pandemic. I am also able to share these podcasts with friends and family to help describe how I process everything. Thank you!
Great episode for me because everything you both were saying, I totally relate to. I will def keep listening. I am studying to be an ADHD coach so I LOVE this!