Episode 17: The 10 Things I Wish I Would Have Been Told About ADHD When I Was First Diagnosed

When Tracy was first diagnosed she went into hyperfocus mode and researched everything she could about ADHD, especially ADHD as it related to women. She had spent the previous 8 months researching everything she could find about ADHD and kids. This podcast is about what she has learned and how her viewpoint on ADHD has changed.

EP. 17: The 10 Things I Wish I Would Have Been Told About ADHD When I Was First Diagnosed

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this podcast Tracy talks about the ten things that she wishes she would have been told when she was initially diagnosed with ADHD.

Episode 16: Intuition and ADHD

Tracy talks about ADHD and intuition in this podcast. She starts by sharing an experience that happened to her in college that made her start to really trust her intuition. She shares how and why her intuition has gotten her into trouble and what she does differently today.

EP. 16: Intuition and ADHD

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Tracy talks about ADHD and intuition in this podcast. She starts by sharing an experience that happened to her in college that made her start to really trust her intuition.

Episode 15: Why Major Life Decisions Are So Difficult To Make For Those Of Us With ADHD

In this podcast I answer Amanda’s question who is one of our Facebook Group members. Amanda asked what she should do if she’s bored in her career and knows she needs a new or different challenge. Tracy first shares why major life decisions are so hard for everyone to make but especially hard for those with ADHD

EP. 15: Why Major Life Decisions Are So Difficult To Make For Those Of Us With ADHD

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this podcast I answer Amanda's question who is one of our Facebook Group members. Amanda asked what she should do if she's bored in her career and knows she needs a new or different challenge.

Episode 14: What’s A Body Double And How Can It Help Me Get My Work Done?

Tracy talks about what a body double is and how it can help us get our work done. We’re taught from childhood that if we need to get serious work done we must lock ourselves in a quiet room. Find out why this is likely not true for those of us with ADHD.

EP. 15: Why Major Life Decisions Are So Difficult To Make For Those Of Us With ADHD

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this podcast I answer Amanda's question who is one of our Facebook Group members. Amanda asked what she should do if she's bored in her career and knows she needs a new or different challenge.

Episode 13: ADHD & Non-Fiction, Is That A Thing?

Tracy reads non-fiction exclusively and hasn’t been an avid fiction reader since she was 12. She’s often wondered if those with ADHD read more non-fiction than fiction so she asked her Facebook Group of smart ADHD women.

EP. 13: ADHD and Non-Fiction, Is That a Thing?

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Tracy reads non-fiction exclusively and hasn't been an avid fiction reader since she was 12. She's often wondered if those with ADHD read more non-fiction than fiction so she asked her Facebook Group of smart ADHD women.

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Episode 12: Learned Helplessness and ADHD

While running her Facebook Group, which is for smart, positive, ADHD women Tracy noticed that there were some brilliant women who just seemed stuck. They weren’t acknowledging or working in their area of brilliance and were just focused on what was not working.

EP. 12: Learned Helplessness and ADHD

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. While running her Facebook Group, which is for smart, positive, ADHD women Tracy noticed that there were some brilliant women who just seemed stuck. They weren't acknowledging or working in their area of brilliance and were just focused on what's not working.

Episode 11: Gifted and ADHD

Tracy talks about giftedness in this podcast. Learn what the term 2E or Twice Exceptional refers to and how it applies to ADHD.

EP. 11: Gifted and ADHD

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Tracy talks about giftedness and ADHD in this podcast. Learn what the term 2E or Twice Exceptional refers to and that just because you're gifted in one or more areas (for example mathematically or artistically) doesn't mean that you might not also be challenged in other areas (you may learn differently or have an emotional or social delay).

Episode 10: Why Exercise Is So Important For The ADHD Brain

We all know that exercise is good for us – but can exercise take the place of ADHD meds? What we often don’t hear about is how exercise can help with focus, anxiety, mood, etc...

EP. 10: Why Exercise is Important for the ADHD Brain

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. We all know that exercise is good for us - but can exercise be used as medicine? You'll love to hear about Tracy's fitness routine and how she incorporates it into her day.

Episode 9: Practical Strategies for Being On Time and Better Planning

Listen as Tracy shares some hacks for developing Executive Function Skills. How can we create practical methods to get through day-to-day tasks? Can our brains learn executive functions skills?

EP. 9: Practical Strategies for Being On Time and Better Planning (Time Mgmt Part 2)

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Those of us with ADHD often struggle with time. We like to do things when we feel like it. We cannot see or feel time, and we're easily distracted. Often, hyperfocus can get in our way as well.

Episode 8: Why Am I Always Late? ADHD And Time

You can't change anything until you know why you are the way you are. What if I told you that being late is nothing more than biology?

EP. 8: Why Am I Always Late? ADHD and Time - Part One

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Tracy was inspired to talk about this topic from one of the members of her Facebook group. She shared her story about always being late. Not intentionally, but because she doesn't have a good grasp for how long things will take.

Episode 7: ADHD And Entrepreneurialism

Entrepreneurs and those with ADHD have some undeniable similarities. But could ADHD itself be the secret to their success?.

EP. 7: ADHD and Entrepreneurialism

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Entrepreneurs and those with ADHD have some undeniable similarities. But could ADHD itself be the secret to their success? Today, Tracy explores the similarities between entrepreneurs and those with ADHD.

Episode 6: Managing Frustrations And Controlling Emotions

Today, I am talking about the executive function that involves emotion. It’s what helps us manage frustration and it gives us the ability to regulate our emotions.

EP. 6: Managing Frustration and Controlling Emotions

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. We have executive functions that help us in life. They help us organize, plan and control our life so it's manageable. It's how we can take care of ourselves and get things done.

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