After my combined type (inattentive and hyperactive) ADHD diagnosis, I discovered a podcast for ADHD called ADHD for Smartass Women. The name of the podcast reeled me in, but what I discovered was so much more than I expected. I found the episodes to be informative, funny, endearing, dynamic, and REAL. Tracy's episodes take a thorough look at ADHD as a whole, and not just in women, in all people of all ages. I BINGED her episodes. I even made my husband, Ben, listen to them. He would shake his head in agreement anytime Tracy or one of her guests said something that reminded him of me (or one of my ADHD quirks).
Tracy has ADHD herself and has had a very successful life as a clothing line owner (at Neiman Marcus), attorney, and now ADHD coach/podcaster/so much more! She is inspirational to say the least. She helped me identify how ADHD is not ALL BAD, and that it comes with certain "superpowers" like intuition, drive, calm under pressure, and so much more.
So, when I recently came across a copy of my Grandfather's Holocaust escape journal, it suddenly hit me that many of the details he wrote about in his journal were possible indicators of him having ADHD. I knew instantly that I had to send the journal to Tracy. To my surprise, she contacted me immediately and invited me to share the circumstances around my ADHD diagnoses, and to read his escape journal on her show. You can listen to the episode here:
By the way, here are some of her other episodes that I found to be the most informative on the subject of ADHD after I was diagnosed:
If you listen, please drop a comment below and let me know what you think! Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading :)