Episode 175: ADHD and How to Take an RSD Moment and Turn it Into Opportunity with Leslie Robbins

Those of us with ADHD brains know that no matter how vigilant we are, slip-ups are bound to happen, especially when sleep deprivation is thrown into the mix. We can only do so much to prevent mistakes, but what we can control is how we choose to react to them. This episode I’m joined by ADHD coach and reformed people-pleaser, Leslie Robbins, who took an embarrasing ADHD moment and turned it into a brilliant teaching opportunity. 

EP. 175: ADHD and How to Take an RSD Moment and Turn it Into Opportunity with Leslie Robbins

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Those of us with ADHD brains know that no matter how vigilant we are, slip-ups are bound to happen, especially when sleep deprivation is thrown into the mix.

Episode 174: ADHD and Gratitude with Catheryn Wreford-Holden

Since starting this podcast, I’ve been able to help thousands of ADHD women around the world discover their true selves and lean into their strengths. None of this would be possible, however, without the ADHD for Smart Ass Women Facebook group–the place where it all began–and the help of Catheryn Wreford-Holden, our lead Facebook group administrator. What makes our group different is the seventeen moderators who approve all posts.

EP. 174: ADHD and Gratitude with Catheryn Wreford-Holden

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Since starting this podcast, I've been able to help thousands of ADHD women around the world discover their true selves and lean into their strengths.

Episode 173: The Difficulty of Diagnosing ADHD in Women and Girls with Dr. Grace Esan

Dr. Grace Esan, now a pediatrician in Indiana, grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where it was the cultural norm to show up to parties and events fashionably late. It wasn’t until she moved to the United States, where time is taken much more seriously, that she realized she had difficulty with time management and procrastination that extended beyond cultural differences. Once Dr. Grace connected these traits to ADHD she also realized that ADHD was also responsible for her unique way of seeing the world.

EP. 173: The Difficulty of Diagnosing ADHD in Women and Girls with Dr. Grace Esan

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Dr. Grace Esan, now a pediatrician in Indiana, grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where it was the cultural norm to show up to parties and events fashionably late.

Episode 172: Tracy’s Top 12 Can’t Live Without, ADHD Resources

Many people who know me would describe me as a tough critic–just ask my kids–but I like to think of it as valuing excellence. This means that when I do recommend a product or service, it’s only because I believe in it so much that I want to shout it from the rooftops. 

EP. 172: Tracy's Top 12 Can't Live Without, ADHD Resources

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Many people who know me would describe me as a tough critic-just ask my kids-but I like to think of it as valuing excellence.

Episode 171: ADHD and Dental Health: Crowns, Root Canals, TMJD and Grinding

As a dentist’s daughter, I have to admit I was always spoiled when it came to my dental health. That is, until a terrible root canal (is there any other kind?) made me realize I had to start taking my dental health more seriously, even if that involved wearing the dreaded night guard I had cast aside many years before. It also got me thinking: ‘Wait, is this another thing that is somehow related to my ADHD?’ 

EP. 171: ADHD and Dental Health: Crowns, Root Canals, TMJD and Grinding

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. As a dentist's daughter, I have to admit I was always spoiled when it came to my dental health. That is, until a terrible root canal (is there any other kind?)

Episode 170: Inattentive ADHD with Clinical Psychologist, April Kane

As Smart Ass women, we know ADHD varies wildly in how it presents compared to the stereotypes, but what do we do when the rest of the world hasn’t caught up? After a lifetime of having our symptoms dismissed by teachers, parents, and even medical professionals, it can feel terrifying and futile to pursue a diagnosis. My guest this episode, April Kane, was so worried about having her ADHD suspicions invalidated that she put off getting an official evaluation for years, despite being a clinical psychologist herself.

Ep. 170 Inattentive ADHD with Clinical Psychologist, April Kane

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. As Smart Ass women, we know ADHD varies wildly in how it presents compared to the stereotypes, but what do we do when the rest of the world hasn't caught up?

Episode 169: ADHD, Higher Education and Completing That Damn Dissertation with Dr. Abbey Weinstein

I always say our best purposes give meaning to our past, and my guest this episode, Dr. Abbey Weinstein, proves just how true this is. Abbey struggled with school for most of her life, so she surprised even herself when she not only turned it around and started getting straight A’s in college, but went on to get her Master’s degree and P.h.D. in Special Education. Now an Educational Diagnostician, Abbey has found her purpose in making learning more accessible for others and getting students the supports they need to be successful in school.

EP. 169: ADHD, Higher Education and Completing That Damn Dissertation with Dr. Abbey Weinstein

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. I always say our best purposes give meaning to our past, and my guest this episode, Dr. Abbey Weinstein, proves just how true this is.

Episode 168 ADHD and 100 First Dates in NYC with Business Strategist & Stockbroker, Jackie Newman

Dating has changed quite a bit since I was last single–for one, dating apps have replaced personal ads and handwritten letters–but no matter how you’re approaching it, dating can feel overwhelming and impossible. My guest, Jackie Newman, is passionate about empowering people to face the challenges of the dating world, so she gave herself the challenge of going on 100 first dates to figure out how to make the whole process as easy as possible. 

EP. 168: ADHD and 100 First Dates in NYC with Business Strategist & Stockbroker, Jackie Newman

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Dating has changed quite a bit since I was last single-for one, dating apps have replaced personal ads and handwritten letters-but no matter how you're approaching it, dating can feel overwhelming and impossible.

Episode 167: From Theoretical Physicist to Atmospheric Scientist with Natalia Bliankinshtein 

ADHD women constantly amaze me with their brilliance and fearlessness, and my guest this episode, atmospheric scientist Natalia Bliankinshtein, is no different. Natalia works in a flight research laboratory in Canada, where she collects data for climate research by flying a ‘flying laboratory’ aircraft directly into storms and treacherous weather–talk about fearless! 

EP. 167: From Theoretical Physicist to Atmospheric Scientist with Natalia Bliankinshtein

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. ADHD women constantly amaze me with their brilliance and fearlessness, and my guest this episode, atmospheric scientist Natalia Bliankinshtein, is no different.

Episode 166: Skin Picking, Hair Pulling, Nail Biting and ADHD

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) such as skin picking and nail biting can feel like a bad habit we need to break, but these behaviors go beyond just a habit; it’s actually a complex condition that causes people to repeatedly touch their body in a way that results in physical damage. For years, BFRBs were thought to be part of the OCD family, but new research shows they’re commonly co-morbid with ADHD as well, which shouldn’t surprise too many ADHDers including myself.

Ep. 166: Skin Picking, Hair Pulling, Nail Biting and ADHD

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) such as skin picking and nail biting can feel like a bad habit we need to break, but these behaviors go beyond just a habit; it's actually a complex condition that causes people to repeatedly touch their body in a way that results in physical damage.

Episode 165:  This Might Be One of My Top 3 ADHD Life Hacks Ever!

I’ve always considered myself an avid reader. I read all the time, but up until recently I rarely finished any of them and had convinced myself that I needed a physical book, which led to an overwhelming amount of half-finished books scattered throughout my house. The clutter was a constant reminder that I wasn’t reading as much as I wanted to, and as that negative emotion built, so did my resistance–I felt like a reading fraud.  

EP. 165: This Might Be One of My Top 3 ADHD Life Hacks Ever!

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. I've always considered myself an avid reader. I read all the time, but up until recently I rarely finished any of them and had convinced myself that I needed a physical book, which led to an overwhelming amount of half-finished books scattered throughout my house.

Episode 164: The Best Tool for Managing Anxiety with Kate Moryoussef

If you’ve been listening to the podcast for any length of time, you know that I’m a huge proponent of using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or tapping, to manage and alleviate ADHD symptoms. Kate Moryoussef, a wellbeing/lifestyle coach and EFT practitioner, shares my passion for tapping and helping ADHD women, so I knew I had to invite her onto the podcast to tell us more. 

EP. 164: The Best Tool for Managing Anxiety with Kate Moryoussef

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. If you've been listening to the podcast for any length of time, you know that I'm a huge proponent of using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or tapping, to manage and alleviate ADHD symptoms. Kate Moryoussef, a wellbeing/lifestyle coach and EFT practitioner, shares my passion for tapping and helping ADHD women, so I knew I had to invite her onto the podcast to tell us more.

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