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Episode 203: Changing the Definition of Success with TedX Speaker Martha Barnard-Rae

Alexis Tomaszewski knew she wanted to be a dentist by the age of 12. When she got to dental school, however, she realized that although she had the clinical and hand skills for dentistry, she struggled with multi-choice tests, which led to her essentially flunking out the first time around. 

EP. 203: Changing the Definition of Success with TedX Speaker Martha Barnard-Rae

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. When Martha Barnard-Rae was finally diagnosed with ADHD after years of being told it was just anxiety, she started structuring her home and work life around her brain's unique needs and saw a complete transformation in how she lives and speaks to herself.

Episode 202: ADHD, Imposter Syndrome and Dentistry with Alexis Tomaszewski

Alexis Tomaszewski knew she wanted to be a dentist by the age of 12. When she got to dental school, however, she realized that although she had the clinical and hand skills for dentistry, she struggled with multi-choice tests, which led to her essentially flunking out the first time around. 

EP. 202: ADHD, Imposter Syndrome and Dentistry with Alexis Tomaszewski

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Alexis Tomaszewski knew she wanted to be a dentist by the age of 12. When she got to dental school, however, she realized that although she had the clinical and hand skills for dentistry, she struggled with multi-choice tests, which led to her essentially flunking out the first time around.

Episode 201: Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and ADHD with Amanda Smith

I first met Amanda Smith in my Your ADHD Brain is A-OK program, and ever since she has been bringing so much empathy and joy to the group that I knew I had to get her on the podcast. 

EP. 201: Traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis and ADHD with Amanda Smith

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. I first met Amanda Smith in my Your ADHD Brain is A-OK program, and ever since she has been bringing so much empathy and joy to the group that I knew I had to get her on the podcast.

Episode 200: Come Meet my Family

I wasn’t planning to do anything special for this 200th episode, but my wonderful friend Sandra wouldn’t hear of it. She suggested I invite my family onto the podcast to mark the occasion–after all, they’ve been putting up with this for 200 episodes now–so that’s exactly what I decided to do. 

EP. 200: Come Meet my Family

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. I wasn't planning to do anything special for this 200th episode, but my wonderful friend Sandra wouldn't hear of it.

Episode 199: How to Get Diagnosed with My Checklist

Okay, so you did a bunch of learning and self-reflecting and you suspect you might have ADHD. Now what? The process of getting an ADHD diagnosis can, ironically, be super inaccessible for the ADHD brain, so I wanted to do an updated re-release of my episode on how to seek out a diagnosis for those of you who don’t know where to start. 

EP. 199: How to Get Diagnosed with My Checklist

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Okay, so you did a bunch of learning and self-reflecting and you suspect you might have ADHD. Now what?

Episode 198: How to Unlock Your Potential with Occupational Therapist, Vanessa Gorelkin

I’ve always had a general idea of what an occupational therapist does, but I didn’t realize just how many areas of ADHD they can help with until I invited occupational therapist Vanessa Goreklin onto the podcast. 

As a licensed OT, Vanessa’s work focuses on helping ADHDers live their lives to the fullest while harnessing their unique skills. She may not have ADHD herself, but both her son and husband do, which has given her real-life experience in understanding ADHD. 

EP. 198: How to Unlock Your Potential with Occupational Therapist, Vanessa Gorelkin

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. I've always had a general idea of what an occupational therapist does, but I didn't realize just how many areas of ADHD they can help with until I invited occupational therapist Vanessa Goreklin onto the podcast.

Episode 197: A Gripping Holocaust Story with Renee Grewe

This episode is a little different from how I usually do things, but this story was so moving and has such a unique tie-in to ADHD, I knew I had to share it. 

EP. 197 A Gripping Holocaust Story with Renee Grewe

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. This episode is a little different from how I usually do things, but this story was so moving and has such a unique tie-in to ADHD, I knew I had to share it.

Episode 196: ADHD and Imposter Syndrome with Author and Sales Expert, Shianne Sampson

There are so many great ADHD podcasts out there that deliver the latest research and feature leading experts, but I think that what makes this podcast so different and valuable are the stories. 

EP. 196: ADHD and Imposter Syndrome with Author and Sales Expert, Shianne Sampson

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. There are so many great ADHD podcasts out there that deliver the latest research and feature leading experts, but I think that what makes this podcast so different and valuable are the stories.

Episode 195: ADHD, Running an Online Business and Hiring Help with Digital Marketing Strategist, Jen Lehner

When I first started this podcast I had so many creative ideas and big ambitions for how to connect with other ADHD women, but actually executing my ideas consistently was a whole different story. 

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Episode 194: ADHD & Trauma

ADHD and trauma overlap quite a bit in how they affect the brain, so much so that clinicians often misdiagnose one for the other. 

EP. 194: ADHD & Trauma

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. ADHD and trauma overlap quite a bit in how they affect the brain, so much so that clinicians often misdiagnose one for the other.

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