Welcome to The Truth About Dyslexia podcast, up to 20% of the population being dyslexic (at some level) - I wanted to share my journey, what I am learning, doing and understanding to see if it can help other adult dyslexics.
This is not the reading and writing stuff but what it actually means. Enjoy.
Do you find it tough to rest?
I do. Having just had Covid it has jumped out and slapped me - how hard it is to do - nothing. I’m pretty sure it’s impossible. In this episode we talk about rest and dyslexia.
Advocating for Dyslexia
I wanted to shout out to the #goredfordyslexia campaign over the month of October. So here are a few thoughts on how you can shout out for dyslexia
Careers, dyslexia and getting a promotion
I get asked a lot about going for a promotion. The fear, worry and uncertainty it brings. Our dyslexic minds run off down rabbit holes. In this pod I share a few thoughts to get you thinking in a more positive way!
Getting your calendar right
Time management and dyslexia sucks. It’s not natural and we have to find workarounds. Ash reached out asking about calendars. My dyslexic brain never used to get on with my calendar until I made a couple of key changes. I wanted to share these in the pod.
Another tool I use daily is To Do List Bingo - It helps plan my day in a way that works well with my dyslexic brain. It involves pen & paper.
Let’s talk about Values
What a triggering trigger word (I explain in the pod). This is a phrase I have struggled with and I want to talk through the reason why I and other dyslexics can be challenged with it.
Stop Lying To Yourself
I used to do this all the time.. now I do it a bit less. In this episode I aim to set you free of a really common thing we all best ourselves up over. Your dyslexic mind will thank you for listening to this one!
Ahhh fellow dyslexic :)
I love this podcast:) I just started listening and as a fellow creative dyslexic so many of your episodes resonate with me. I’d love to see you do an episode on your childhood. What it was like growing up with this dyslexia. Any funny stories. Or any ways your teachers tried to teach you in an alternative way but that just ended up embarrassing you! I’m still new to your podcast so I have lot of catching up. So if you already talked about those forgive me :)
Dyslexia or Comorbid Mental/Substance Abuse
Thank you for your podcast and I will continue to listen. So I identify with this podcast a lot as I have dyslexia but I also have been diagnosed with other mental health disorders. I am also in recovery 2 years 5 months sober as an active member of A.A. Stephen I am not a doctor but I hear a lot of mental health and possibly substance abuse in your podcasts. There certainly appears to be more than dyslexia going on. Stay safe and well.
God bless you!
The Best Adult Dyslexia Resource
As a 28 year old female, currently interviewing for physician assistant graduate programs, I was looking to understand the way my mild/moderate dyslexia impacts my life as a young adult. I wanted to strengthen my understanding of my strengths/weaknesses and how I learn best prior to re-entering an educational environment. I am so incredibly grateful to stumble upon this invaluable resource. The host is a wonderful human that continues to blows my mind every podcast with how perfectly he delivers/targets the information I needed/wanted but didn’t have a clue I needed/wanted. His unique, insightful and genuine information/encouragement has helped me to better understand myself, accept my weaknesses and mostly realize my strengths. In my opinion this podcast is an absolute essential for any adult with dyslexia (mild-severe) looking for a calming, insightful friend to discuss how dyslexia has impacted them and what strategies they are trying to implement in an effort to maximize their quality of life. Honestly, overall just so impressed - This is the first podcast that I actually check daily for the next episode.
Sincerely, thank you for your honesty and for sharing your invaluable information, insight and encouragement. It has helped me restore my self confidence through a newfound genuine understanding of myself-the good, the bad, and the dyslexia. Truly Priceless.