Women & ADHD
Tennille Boyer: Life with a ‘Type A’ partner

Tennille Boyer: Life with a ‘Type A’ partner

May 16, 2022

Episode 85 with Tennille Boyer.

“After I googled rejection sensitive dysphoria, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this explains every fight we’ve ever had.’”

Tennille is a full-time working mom of 3 who was diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago in her early 40s. 

After a brief stint as a TV reporter in the late 90s, she fell into the perfect career for her: sales for early-stage companies (which she discovered is an ideal environment for her ADHD brain). 

Tennille and I talk all about what it’s like to have ADHD and be married to a Type A, neurotypical spouse.

We also talk about careers that feel well-suited to ADHDers, and she recounts her traumatic experience with a doctor when she was first seeking a diagnosis.

Website: Go Happy Hub

 

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Jenna Wolfe: Navigating the newborn years

Jenna Wolfe: Navigating the newborn years

May 9, 2022

Episode 84 with Jenna Wolfe.

“The anxiety was crippling. I couldn’t tell anyone I was struggling because I had to be perfect and look like I had it all together.”

Jenna Wolfe is a lactation counselor, parenting coach, and mom of two from Amherstburg, Ontario. She is passionate about giving moms and their littles the tools and confidence to have the relationship they deserve; one full of security, joy and connection. 

Jenna is the founder of Own Your Parenting Story, where she supports moms all over North America to discover and achieve their breastfeeding and parenting goals. She also runs the Moms & Milk Village group on Facebook.

Jenna and I talk all about some of the unique struggles of neurodivergent mothers during the newborn years, and how difficult it can be to ask for help and get support. We talk about the trials and tribulations of breastfeeding, sleep deprivation, sensory overload, and the myriad issues that can feel insurmountable to a new mom with ADHD — as well as the importance of the right support system.

Website: Own Your Parenting Story

Instagram: @own.your.parenting.story

 

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Catherine Avery: Productivity, biorhythms & how to avoid burnout

Catherine Avery: Productivity, biorhythms & how to avoid burnout

May 2, 2022

Episode 83 with Catherine Avery.

“With neurodivergent folks, we need to recognize that if it’s already working, don’t try to fix it.”

Catherine is an ADHD & productivity coach and the CEO of Productivity by Design. She believes that in order to be truly productive, you need to learn how to be intentionally unproductive. 

Catherine coaches her clients through proven strategies that help them master their time, space, and information so they can be more productive, more profitable, and have more time to spend doing the things they love. 

Catherine is a former “queen of clutter,” a recovering Type-A Wall Streeter, and a cancer survivor/thriver who was officially diagnosed with ADHD in her 50s. 

We talk about her own deep dive into her “chemo brain” and brain fog, and how that ultimately led to her ADHD diagnosis. We also talk about the grief that occurs to many of us diagnosed later in life when looking back over our lives with this new lens.

And we talk about burnout, how to lean into our natural biological rhythms of productivity, and knowing when to hit pause.

And finally, we compare our crazy TMJ stories — and I rehash my own story about teeth grinding and vertigo! If you grind your teeth at night, you definitely want to stick around and hear more about our experiences.

Website: Productivity by Design

Instagram: @catherine_j_avery

 

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KC Davis: Self-care & keeping house with ADHD

KC Davis: Self-care & keeping house with ADHD

April 25, 2022

Episode 82 with KC Davis.

“We work so much harder just to do the simple things everybody else can do automatically.”

KC Davis is a licensed professional therapist, author, speaker, and the incredible maven behind the mental health platform Struggle Care. She is also the casual genius behind the TikTok account @domesticblisters, where her accessible advice on self-care, self-compassion, cleaning and organizational systems that actually work, has amassed nearly 1.5 million followers.

KC’s compassionate and practical approach to self and home care for those dealing with mental health, physical illness, and hard seasons of life has also been summarized in her book, “How to Keep House While Drowning.” The revamped, expanded version comes out tomorrow April 26, as does the audiobook read by the author.

KC Davis began her therapy journey at 16 when she entered treatment for drug addiction and mental health issues. After getting sober she became a speaker and advocate for mental health and recovery. Professionally, KC has worked most of her career in the field of addiction in roles such a therapist, consultant, and executive director. She lives in Houston with her husband and two daughters. 

KC and I talk all about how her TikTok audience convinced her to get an ADHD diagnosis and how the app is helping to change the face of what it looks like to be neurodivergent.

We also talk about the shame and guilt so many of us feel around domesticity, and the reasons why neurodivergent brains can struggle to stay on top of cleaning and organizing. And we also talk about the cleaning strategies she created for her family that went viral and have changed the lives of so many women, myself included.

Website: Struggle Care

TikTok: @domesticblisters

Instagram: @strugglecare

 

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Rebecca Perkins: ADHD & demand avoidance

Rebecca Perkins: ADHD & demand avoidance

April 18, 2022

Episode 81 with Rebecca Perkins.

"I can take demands all the time, but if someone asks in just slightly the wrong way, my brain is like, 'Nope, I won’t do it.'"

Rebecca is a neurodiverse speaker, writer, and educator based outside of Melbourne, Australia. She is the CEO and founder of My Spirited Child, an advocacy hub that provides strategies and support to parents, carers and educators of neurodivergent children, and to neurodivergent adults themselves. She also co-founded the National PEKE Centre, a resource center for neurodivergent families with individualized treatment plans, therapies and services located in Cranbourne, Australia. The center is an absolute dream for anyone who finds the diagnosis and treatment process to be overwhelming and confusing (which is basically all of us, right?). 

Rebecca and I talk all about our own difficulties in school as undiagnosed children, how the education system fails neurodiverse children, which is ultimately what led her to start advocating for her own neurodiverse kids. We also discuss why so many of us think we’re failures even though we’re often achieving at Energizer-bunny levels.

We also talk about demand avoidance in relation to Autism and ADHD, and why it’s chronically misunderstood and misdiagnosed in so many neurodivergent children.

And Rebecca gives one of my favorite answers yet for renaming ADHD, so stick with us to hear that later in this episode!

Rebecca is doing amazing work in Australia — she was recently a speaker at the Victorian ADHD Conference, which was a massive success. She’ll be appearing next at the Queensland ADHD Conference coming up on May 14th at the Unidus Conference Centre.

Website: MySpiritedChild

Instagram: @rebeccalperkins

 

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Dr. Loucresie Rupert: Why ADHD gets overlooked in children of color

Dr. Loucresie Rupert: Why ADHD gets overlooked in children of color

April 11, 2022

Episode 80 with Dr. Loucresie Rupert.

"Psychiatry doesn’t offer a lot of training in treating ADHD in adults and that’s a real deficit. Neurodevelopment disorders don’t just go away when we turn 18."

Dr. Rupert is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who specializes in neurodiversity, children with trauma, children in foster care or who have been adopted, and adults with developmental disabilities.

She’s also an activist and co-founder of Physician Women SOAR (Support, Organize, Advocate, Reclaim), an organization of physician women that raises money and awareness while educating on intersectional causes such as racial equality, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious, areligious, disability and neurodiverse equality. She also serves her community through her participation in B.L.A.C.K. (Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledge). 

Dr. Rupert aims to help empower those with mental health diagnoses and neurodiversity through her company Insightful Consultant, LLC, via speaking engagements, education and training on a plethora of mental health and diversity-related topics. Dr. Rupert herself is an adoptive parent of 2 wonderful neurodivergent children.  

Website: InsightfulConsultant.org

Twitter: @UnderOneUmbrel1

 

The Case of Grace: Being Black, Female, and Neurodiverse

 

 

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Casey-Lee Flood: Sensory overwhelm, burnout & an adult autism diagnosis

Casey-Lee Flood: Sensory overwhelm, burnout & an adult autism diagnosis

April 4, 2022

Episode 79 with Casey-Lee Flood.

"I did 5,000 things today, but I still feel inadequate because I have 10,000 things left to do."

Casey-Lee is a Registered Nurse and a Holistic Health and Wellness Nurse Coach. Her company @nourishthenurturer supports other neurodivergent nurses and caregivers with their sustainable self-care. 

If you work in healthcare or if you’re in a caretaking profession, you do not want to miss this episode. We talk all about burnout in its many forms, as well as why so many nurses and healthcare workers tend to be neurodivergent.

We also talk about sensory overwhelm and its relationship to depression. 

Also, Casey-Lee describes her experience with receiving a dual diagnosis of ADHD and Autism last year, and how that has provided her not only with clarity in her personal life and how she experiences the world, but also with how she is better able to help her clients. 

Website: linktr.ee/artfullapothecary

Instagram: @nourishthenurturer

 

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

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Alisha Mays: ADHD, poverty & food insecurity

Alisha Mays: ADHD, poverty & food insecurity

March 28, 2022

Episode 78 with Alisha Mays.

"When I talk, my mind can be in 80 different places. Sometimes my brain just stops paying attention to what my mouth is saying."

Alisha Mays is a PhD student in cultural anthropology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Alisha dropped out of high school, and went from getting her GED to getting her PhD. She is a first-generation college student, and she has devoted herself to studying systems of poverty and inequality in Kentucky, particularly as it relates to food. 

Alisha was diagnosed at 31 and credits her ADHD with giving her an innate ability to connect with people. She’s passionate about sharing stories for social change and empowering people to claim their narratives. 

TRIGGER WARNING: This was a really great conversation. This is also one of the more raw interviews I’ve had on this podcast, as we talk about Alisha’s experiences growing up in extreme poverty. We discuss such topics as eating disorders and attempted suicide, so if those topics are difficult for you, you might want to sit this one out.

 

Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

 

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Chelsea Uithoven: Cycles of productivity & the on/off switch

Chelsea Uithoven: Cycles of productivity & the on/off switch

March 21, 2022

Episode 77 with Chelsea Uithoven.

"We have this on/off switch. We can be so insanely competent when that switch is on. But when the switch is off, it’s like, ‘Uh uh, no.’"

Chelsea is the founder of Part Time Wellness, the digital wellness resource for women with ADHD. Her goal is to share a more lighthearted approach to wellness and help women with ADHD see wellness as a tool to help them live a more joyful, fulfilling life — not just another “have to” guilting them from their never-ending To Do list.

As a multi-passionate entrepreneur and play enthusiast, you can find Chelsea recording podcasts, creating digital courses, filming YouTubes, and playing her way through life, because it’s just too short to do all of our “have to’s” and none of the “want to’s.”

Chelsea and I talk all about becoming our own authority and avoiding neurotypical advice when it comes to cycles of productivity. We also talk about the ADHD tendency toward all-or-nothing thinking, especially when it comes to exercise, nutrition, and pretty much every other wellness habit.

Website: TheHabitEdit

Instagram: @parttimewellness

 

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Dr. Sharon Saline: How do we know if it’s ADHD?

Dr. Sharon Saline: How do we know if it’s ADHD?

March 14, 2022

Episode 76 with Dr. Sharon Saline.

"We all have different brains and we should honor neurodiversity in the same way we honor gender diversity or racial diversity or religious diversity."

Dr. Saline is a clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. 

She lectures and facilitates workshops internationally on topics such as understanding ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, motivation, different kinds of learners, and the teen brain. She is a regular contributor to ADDitude Magazine and Psychology, and currently hosts a live ADHD Support Group + Q&A every Friday over on Facebook with ADDitude Magazine.

Dr. Saline and I talk about how her interest in ADHD as a psychologist was sparked by her own neurodivergent family. We also talk about inattentive type ADHD in childhood and why so many kids — both boys and girls — with inattentive ADHD end up overlooked and ultimately diagnosed with depression and anxiety instead of ADHD. 

We also talk about the adult diagnosis experience and the best ways for you and your doctor to determine whether you have ADHD as opposed to possibly another situational struggle.

Website: DrSharonSaline.com

Facebook: @drsharonsaline

 

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If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast@gmail.com.


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