Your ADHD Besties

Grace Koelma & Tara Breuso

Your ADHD Besties is a podcast for people who are overexcited, insanely bored, tired, energetic and SEXY ❤️‍🔥 all at the same time... people who put the BDE in ADHD 🍆


Your hosts are besties Grace Koelma (founder of Future ADHD) and Tara Breuso (The ADHD Dietitian).


Join us  for episodes every Thursday where we unmask together and discuss your juuuuicy ADHD dilemmas.


Submit your divergent dilemma via our website 😎 adhdbesties.com


🫠 IG @adhdbestiespodcast


🫠 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcast

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Episodes

🏝️ Your ADHD Island: with Tara Breuso - "Low hanging Nashi pears & wombat energy"
3d ago
🏝️ Your ADHD Island: with Tara Breuso - "Low hanging Nashi pears & wombat energy"
Aaaaloha faves! Today we're delighted to bring you another episode of our bonus series 'Your ADHD Island' ✨Your ADHD Island is a NEW series where our guests are asked to dream up their perfect, ADHD-friendly island paradise free from the burdens of this neuro-normative world. 😍 🏖️We ask guests a series of very scientific and important questions like:-‘what food magically grows on trees all over your island?'-’what accent does everyone have?’-and ‘what comfort show do the cinemas play on repeat 24/7?'This week's mystery guest is none other than our very own Tara Breuso, who is ready to share her BOGAN-villea strewn, wombat roaming, nest swinging paradise. Tara lives in Western Australia with her husband Jesse and two adorable brunette sons. The four of them are big fans of cheese, the beach, and Julia Donaldson books (except for the one about the cigar-smoking scarecrow).We hope you enjoyed our new series, and we will be BACK in your gorgeous neurodivergent ears next THURSDAY with our usual Your ADHD Besties episode. DON'T RSD BABES!👱🏻‍♀️ Grace & 👩🏻‍🦱 Tara xx----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
🏝️ Your ADHD Island: with Grace Koelma - "Aurora Graciealis"
10-07-2024
🏝️ Your ADHD Island: with Grace Koelma - "Aurora Graciealis"
ALOHA BESTIES & WELCOME TO 'YOUR ADHD ISLAND' 😍 Our ✨ new series ✨ where our guests are asked to design their ideal, neuroaffirming island happy place.We ask them a series of very scientific and important questions like:-‘what animals are native to and roam freely on your island?’ -’the museum on the island has 3 exhibits that represent your life’s major hyperfixations, what are they?’-and ‘what 3 things are BANNED from your island?’Pack your bags because this week we are visiting the very special island of the one and only, incredibly ADORABLE, Grace Koelma (O.G. Timon)! Grace lives in Western Australia with her husband Eric and two adorable blonde sons. The four of them are big fans of magna-tiles, vanlife trips and Bluey. We hope you loved our new series guys, we will be back in your gorgeous ND ears next THURSDAY with our second episode of Your ADHD Island (after that it’s back to regular programming and Your ADHD Island will move to a different day of the week).LOVEEEEEE 👱🏻‍♀️ Grace & 👩🏻‍🦱 Tara xx(Don't RSD!)----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
15. What to do when you're stuck DOOM SCROLLING
03-07-2024
15. What to do when you're stuck DOOM SCROLLING
Hiii ADHD cuties tuning in from what is now 104 countries! 🤯😘On today's show:• Grace has 3 very important updates that she's bursting to tell us• Are we still in burnout? What's been helping us climb out of it?? Has Tara got a refund for her marathon registration yet? (The answer won’t surprise you) What change-room moment saw Grace making an ‘ADHD math' speech to convince her husband? And WHAT did Tara snatch out of Grace's box? THESE ARE THE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS WE NEED ANSWERS TO. • Dilemma #1 - An adorable anonymous listener asks for advice on RSD (rejection sensitivity dysphoria) around dating: she's a late-blooming lesbian going back into the dating world in her 40s and struggling with overthinking and texting RSD (hi it me 🙋‍♀️) 🫠 • Dilemma #2 - A cute listener called Kelsi asks a double-barrelled dilemma (we LOVE!) about 'hermit mode': being stuck on the couch doom scrolling and lacking the motivation to go outside, AND ALSO the never-ending parade of crafty hobbies she starts and never finishes. • This week's Ireggy Seggy is our new fave, called "TPR", where we pick famous TV characters and ponder whether they are a Timon, Pumba or Rafiki... the robust, scientific discussion we're always proud to bring you on the podcast. 🤓REC LINKS:• Tara recommends PVD tarnish-free, waterproof jewellery as an excellent and affordable option compared to gold jewellery. Brands she loves: Hey Harper, Bohomoon and Atolea.• Grace recommends all 3 of the Hannah Gadsby Netflix comedy specials, especially Nanette.We'll be back with a SPECIAL SURPRISE next Thursday babes!Until then... your ADHD besties,👱🏻‍♀️ Grace & 👩🏻‍🦱 Tara xx(Don't RSDDD!)----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
14. WE'RE IN ADHD BURNOUT 🫠 (and here's what helps!)
26-06-2024
14. WE'RE IN ADHD BURNOUT 🫠 (and here's what helps!)
Hiiiiii fave babes! ✨In today's episode we're in ADHD burnout mode but that's okayyy!• We ‘AB-SOLUTELY’ discuss how Tara’s inability to feel time had her believing she could go from running 0km to 42km in the space of 3 months 😮‍💨 and Grace shares her obsession with Love Island/reality TV in general and why it's a balm for her soul.• Divergent Dilemma - We half answer two gorgeous listener’s questions about managing the work life balance as ADHDers, as well as what ADHD burnout feels like, and celebrating the inconsistency of ADHD energy. • In this week's Ireggy Seggy we shudder through various DERANGED "choose your torture" scenarios sent in by YOUR cute brains, and Tara shares a fact that will change the way you think about bird feathers/dream catchers forever.  🪶Our Recs/unrecs? this week:• Tara recommends "ocean mangoes" - trust us, it’s a sticky-less, dripless heaven that you will want to experience. She also does the most ADHD thing ever and submits her first official "rec retraction", because a show she previously recommended unexpectedly went very sideways. You'll need to listen to find out. 👀• Grace recommends a HEAVENLY zucchini/courgette pasta recipe that A-list++ celebrity Stanley Tucci said changed his life (and has now changed Grace's 🍝), and some cute person conveniently wrote down the recipe on their blog which is linked here: Click for carbs!Sending you all love and balanced neurochemical vibes until we are back in your beguiling👂's next THURSDAY!Your ADHD Besties,Grace & Tara xxDon’t RSD PLZ! 🛑----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
13. ADHD: periods, hormones & PMDD
19-06-2024
13. ADHD: periods, hormones & PMDD
Hellooo dopamine-deficient dream boats 🛥️❤️‍🔥In today's episode:• We share our thought provoking (see: unhinged) ADHD thoughts of the week. Open-plan homes; beautiful? Sure! But are they practical for our over-stimulated brains? Eyelid skin; Does it have a neck-skin-level of significance?• Divergent Dilemma #1 - We discuss dyscalculia, a stand-alone neurotype which commonly occurs alongside ADHD. Tara shares her experience, the shame that she is letting go of and the concept of having a blank “brain paper” when it comes to math, numbers and her struggles with flight times, calendars, time zones etc.• Divergent Dilemma #2 -  Britt sends through an adorable voice note and we discuss the hilarious and fun relationship between dopamine, oestrogen, PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and PMDD (Pre-menstrual Dysphoric Disorder) spoiler it’s neither hilarious or fun but is SO MUCH BETTER if we track it and understand the WHY that underlies it all. • This week's Ireggy Seggy is unfortunately named Fanny Pack Hacks (so sorry guys) where we read YOUR ADHD HACKS and find out what actually works for our cute brains.*in a French accent* RECOMMENDATIONS:• Grace recommends HotDoc, a magical app that liberates our poor ADHD brains from the burdens of scheduling appointments and conversing with gatekeepers.• Tara recommends Geneva Vanderzeil’s Instagram account for creative inspiration because keeping our hands busy and our brains engaged helps us to be regulated AF.Sending ALLL the love and we'll be back in your very good👂's next THURSDAY!Your ADHD Besties,Grace & Tara xx(don't you even DARE RSD)----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
12. Skin picking, nail biting 💅 and AuDHD friendships
12-06-2024
12. Skin picking, nail biting 💅 and AuDHD friendships
Hiii adorable ADHD brains In today's episode:• We share our most ADHD moment of the week (Grace is still stressing about hers!)• Divergent Dilemma #1 - a listener shares that she's embarrassed about her skin picking and feels she needs to hide her hands from her colleagues.  We discuss why skin picking and nail biting is an ADHD 'stim', and is very NORMAL and nothing to be ashamed about. Plus we give our tips on how to look after your nails, seek medical help to prevent things getting worse, and be kinder to your gorgeous self.• Divergent Dilemma #2 - a recently diagnosed AuDHDer (an autism & ADHD diagnosis) called "Lonewolf" shares that she has had trouble across her life making and keeping friends. RSD has been debilitating for her and means she can push people away and be sarcastic when she feels excluded. We unpack the big themes in this one, and our Autistic friend Nina, also offers a valuable perspective.• This week's Ireggy Seggy is a brand new one called 'ADHD or NayDHD: The Bird Edition' 🐦 where we ponder the extremely overlooked scientific question: which birds are ADHD?RECOMMENDATIONS:• Grace recommends a genius strategy she's stumbled upon when she needs her husband to explain something boring like finances (spoiler: it actually makes her listen!)• Tara recommends GLAMRDIP nails - a great solution if you want to stop nail biting or skin picking! Do at home, limited chemical smells and ADHD friendly! 💅Enjoyyy, and we'll be back in your 👂's next THURSDAY babes!Your ADHD Besties,Tara & Grace xx(don't RSD)----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
11. OUR ADHD STORIES: perfectionism meets hot mess, diagnosed twice in 10 years
05-06-2024
11. OUR ADHD STORIES: perfectionism meets hot mess, diagnosed twice in 10 years
Hellloooo gorgeous ADHD besties! On today's show:• Listener question: Tara and Grace share their ADHD late-diagnosis stories. They explain how they first learned about ADHD, why Tara got diagnosed twice almost a decade apart, stimulant meds and struggling with low self-esteem. • Dilemma: A cute listener shares that she regrets not taking her ADHD diagnosis more seriously in her 20s. She asks how to move past self-shaming and be kinder to herself.  • Ireggy Seggy with a Guestie: Grace's hubby Eric is here with a tongue-in-cheek quiz to determine once and for all "who is the most neurotypical"? The answer might (won't) surprise you! RECS• Tara recommends watching Alone while doing bed yoga.  • Grace recommends an episode on The Imperfects podcast: Fern Brady - autistic in a non-autistic world.• BOOKS: No Bad Parts, Different Not Less, ADHD 2.0 (see our IG for more!) @adhdbestiespodcastYour ADHD Besties,Grace & Tara xx----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
10. "Does my hairdresser HATE me?" 💇‍♀️ and why ADHDers can struggle with anxiety
30-05-2024
10. "Does my hairdresser HATE me?" 💇‍♀️ and why ADHDers can struggle with anxiety
Hiii besties! ✨On today's show:• Divergent dilemma #1 - Lilian asks if she should find a new hairstylist because she's got ADHD-related RSD (rejection sensitive dysphoria). Dw, we've got you covered bby!• Divergent dilemm #2 - A newly-diagnosed ADHDer is asking about hyperactivity, stimming and rumination. BABEEE you're asking the right girls! We're stimming QUEENS 👑 and ruminate like it's a competitive sport. 🤾 We talk about the neuroscience of ADHD brains, emotion wheels and how getting specific about our stressors can help break rumination cycles. We also share why anxiety medication has been life-changing for us.  • Ireggy Seggy: Tara quizzes Grace on bizarre celebrity hotel requests... Which celeb requested no pictures of horses anywhere in his room and more importantly, WHY?? 🐴🧐REC LINKS (not sponsored!) • Grace recommends The Law According to Lidia Poët on Netflix • Tara recommends the Boody wireless t-shirt bra  • Books we mention: ADHD 2.0 by Hallowell and Ratey and Emotional Agility by Susan David❤️ You----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
9. BONUS minisode!! Why ADHDers avoid meditation - try this instead! ✨🧘‍♂️
27-05-2024
9. BONUS minisode!! Why ADHDers avoid meditation - try this instead! ✨🧘‍♂️
Hiiiii ADHD besties! ✨On today's minisode:We talk for way too many minutes about Weetbix (sorry!)• Divergent dilemma - A cute listener asks 'my therapist suggested I do meditation while I wait for a diagnosis and access to ADHD medication but I find it impossible'. Grace (who is a qualified breathwork and nervous system educator) explains why meditation is hard for our brains and how to make it ADHD friendly.We also talk about our favourite disco fish and how cute and special she is. 🪩🐠We love you and your sexy brainsssss. Your ADHD besties,Grace & Tara xx----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcast_Please RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
8. "ADHD medication DESTROYS my appetite and I forget to eat. Any TIPS?" 🍽️🙃
23-05-2024
8. "ADHD medication DESTROYS my appetite and I forget to eat. Any TIPS?" 🍽️🙃
Heyyyyy ADHD bestie babes! ✨On today's show:• Grace shares a drama from her week about how ADHD meds have led to appetite suppression/meal skipping, and how a perfect storm last Friday ended up with a little trip to the hospital. 🫠🏥 (A reminder for this segment, that we're not doctors and seek professional help if you need.)• Divergent dilemma - Grace asks Tara for help with the executive functioning of feeding herself, because it is a STRUGG-LE. 😩 We discuss the ADHD tendency towards a dopamine-seeking relationship with food, how to deal with appetite suppression and how to change our inner-narratives that packaged food isn't nutritious and that we have to eat 'CLEAN' wholefoods all the time.• Ireggy Seggy: This week we asked YOU to contribute to the podcast with our brand new segment called "Confession Session". 🙊 We asked our Instagram besties "What's your latest secret hyperfixation/recent impulse buy??" and we're reading out your answers. 💬🫠• Let's get the verdict on 'barefoot shoes'. Tara hates them, Grace is agnostic. Vote in our POLL (on Spotify or IG @adhdbestiespodcast!)REC LINKS:• Tara recommended the Harry Potter fanfic book she's obsessing over - Manacled, by Sen Lin Yu • Grace recommended Video Speed Controller Chrome extension, so you never have to sit through a mind-numbing YouTube ad again, and can skip the ads!Aaaand, we'll be back with a MINISODE on Monday morning featuring the second divergent dilemm (we didn't have time for in this ep today). Keep an eye out! 👀Your ADHD besties,Grace & Tara xx----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
7. BONUS minisode!! TASK-AVOIDANCE with Alice Gendron from The Mini ADHD Coach ✨
20-05-2024
7. BONUS minisode!! TASK-AVOIDANCE with Alice Gendron from The Mini ADHD Coach ✨
Hi hiiii friends!  We're back with a SURPRISE bonus minisode today because we couldn't get enough of last week's bestie GUESTIE Alice Gendron and her to-die-for French accent 😍 Alice Gendron is a diagnosed ADHDer, author and founder of The Mini ADHD Coach @the_mini_adhd_coach (with an audience of over a million across her multiple platforms). We recorded 3 dilemmas when we chatted with Alice, but only aired two last week because we wanted to serve this dilemma up as a little surprise for you to enjoy mid-week. (If you haven't listened to Ep 6 with Alice yet, listen to that part first 😘)• Today's dilemma: "I really struggle to motivate myself to do boring household chores" - We discuss a few hacks that help us motivate our ADHD brains to start boring chores or complex tasks, and why DOPAMINE plays a crucial role in task initiation, executive functioning, procrastination and motivation.This minisode is full of practical tips, hope you enjoy and remember to review, subscribe and share with your frandzzz! 💘 Your ADHD Besties,Tara & Grace xAlice's Instagram: @the_mini_adhd_coachAlice's website: theminiadhdcoach.comAlice's book: The Mini ADHD CoachThe Mini ADHD Coach version of the Future ADHD Planner----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
6. Hyperfixation meals, overspending and UGLY FORKS with Guestie: The Mini ADHD Coach
16-05-2024
6. Hyperfixation meals, overspending and UGLY FORKS with Guestie: The Mini ADHD Coach
Hiii ADHD besties! On today's show, we have our very first ADHD GUESTIE 🥳 the wonderful Alice Gendron. Alice is a diagnosed ADHDer, author and founder of The Mini ADHD Coach @the_mini_adhd_coach (with an audience of over a million across her multiple platforms).Alice has been such a huge supporter of the podcast since we launched 😍 and joins us all the way from France to help answer some dilemmas and play a round of our all-time-fave Ireggy Seggy: 'choose your torture'. You're going to fall in LOVE with Alice just as much as we did. ❤️‍🔥• Dilemma #1 - "I ALWAYS overspend at the supermarket" - We talk about why grocery shopping is so stressful for ADHDers and what happens when the nervous system is overstimulated by the harsh lights, sounds and too much choice. We discuss shopping without a grocery list, how to avoid ending up with piles of unused/rotten food... and Tara gives us hacks around food planning, hyperfixation meals and how to reduce food fatigue - it involves thinking laterally about ingredients. PLUS - Link to Tara's visual shopping cart TikTok video • Dilemma #2 - "How do I get my Mum to understand that I'm not lazy and I'm trying my best?" - In this commonly asked dilemma we discuss the traits of Inattentive ADHD, how the value of the mental/emotional energy we give others can often be overlooked and why parents may feel guilt about 'not picking up' on their child having ADHD earlier.• Ireggy Seggy: "ADHD Choose Your Torture: Pt. 2" - We play choose your torture with Alice, making her choose between eating with an ugly fork, wearing lip gloss on a windy day and watching a long lecture on moss. 🫠 LINKS:• Alice recommends: the Endel app for focus music/binaural beats designed for ADHD brains• Grace recommends the 'butt-face cream': Avène Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream which is her #1 rescue moisturiser for repairing the skin barrier • Tara recommends: At home IPL hair removal machine that she loves because it doubles as an ADHD stim 🏆Alice's Instagram: @the_mini_adhd_coachAlice's website: theminiadhdcoach.comAlice's book: ----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
5. "Am I a fraud for saying I have ADHD without a diagnosis?"
09-05-2024
5. "Am I a fraud for saying I have ADHD without a diagnosis?"
Hey ADHD best frandzz ✨ On today's show: • We talk about how auditory stimulation can help keep us regulated - Grace made a 'brain massage" 💆🏻‍♀️🎶 playlist that we can all use to calm our overloaded-but-cute nerves: https://spoti.fi/3Uv0wrb• Tara recommends the 'Women and ADHD' podcast with Katy Weber. Here's the link to her ADHD and food episode: https://bit.ly/44xYefo • Grace recommends a surprising dishwasher hack (??) and the book 'No Bad Parts' by Richard Schwartz and talks about how it helped her understand herself better as a woman with ADHD: No Bad Parts book • Dilemma #1 - "Am I a fraud if I don't get diagnosed?" - We answer this complicated listener question and discuss whether we feel a diagnosis is worth it and why, self-identifying vs. self-diagnosis in ADHD and the privilege in the diagnosis process and attaining government support for ADHD in Australia with the NDIS. • Dilemma #2 - "I have ADHD and motherhood is nothing like I expected" in this very relatable dilemma we discuss ADHD and parenthood, the overstimulation/sensory overwhelm of being a mother and the increased executive functioning load that can lead to ADHD burnout as well as looking at anxiety in women with ADHD • Ireggy Seggy: "Unnecessary ADHD Deep Dive" we play guess the celebrity favourite foods, Grace gets way too competitive (as always) and we utter the unfortunate phrase "Beiby loves a bog".Tom Holland Lip Sync Battle: https://bit.ly/4bcbdWE----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
4. "Why does my ADHD make me binge eat?"
02-05-2024
4. "Why does my ADHD make me binge eat?"
Hey hey ADHD besties! ✨On today's show:• We discuss alexithymia in ADHD and how difficult it can be to recognise our emotions 🤷‍♀️ as well as Grace’s experience with starting ADHD medication in the last few weeks.• We recommend a brow tint that lasts three days 💁‍♀️ and ASMR music that will soothe that lil’ dopamine deficient noggin. 🧠 • Dilemma #1 - A spicy question to start us off this week, an anonymous cutie asks us why we think ADHDers might be more likely to be in toxic relationships/attract walking red flags 🚩 and how dopamine plays a role. • Dilemma #2 - In our second dilemm we discuss how to keep your home/office organised and the many hacks our silly brains have accumulated that help us - and we promise the answer isn’t - "just make sure to always keep your space tidy so it doesn't get out of control" because that’s not even advice.• Dilemma #3 - Tara answers a question about binge eating, ADHD and weight gain/weight loss and the answer will probably surprise you.• Ireggy Seggy: “Things people say that make ADHDers stressed” - A snappy title for a silly little game - but don't even try to find us a more annoying saying than “the early bird gets the worm” 🙄🕺🏻🪩 We made you an ADHD brain massage playlist on Spotify with all the ASMR and other nice for our brains stuff! Get it here ⤵️ https://adhdbesties.com/free-stuff/----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
3. ADHD & friendships: what is rejection sensitivity dysphoria (RSD) and why does it HURT?
25-04-2024
3. ADHD & friendships: what is rejection sensitivity dysphoria (RSD) and why does it HURT?
Hellooo besties! ✨On today's show:• We're overwhelmed at how amazing the response has been to our first 2 eps!!! 😭 THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who's reviewed and rated the podcast, we're obsessed with you guys ❤️‍🔥• We recommend our fave TV shows this week (and worry about what happens if AI is better at being a human than us?? 🤖)• Dilemma #1 - A 27yo listener living at home is struggling with her parent's approach to her ADHD and wondering how to advocate for herself.• Dilemma #2 - We answer a question about RSD (rejection sensitive dysphoria) & friendships in the workplace. We talk about how to distance yourself from your RSD and observe it, instead of over-identifying with the strong emotions and letting them swallow you 🫠• Ireggy Seggy: we play one of our fave games, 'Pipe Dream', where we hypothesise what life would be like if we could actually follow through on our lofty aspirations 🧘‍♀️🚴🕺🏻🪩 We made you an ADHD emoji guide FREEBIE! Get it here ⤵️ https://adhdbesties.com/free-emoji-guide/Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD personal stories ----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
2. "My boyfriend doesn't believe I have ADHD"
19-04-2024
2. "My boyfriend doesn't believe I have ADHD"
Heyyy ADHD besties! 🫠👯On today's show;• We discuss our obsession with god-tier frozen Indian food and why Depop is lifeee.• Answer a dilemma that navigates the minefield of RSD and what to do when friends don't respond to texts  • Our second dilemm is super serious in nature... we look at why clicking pens is akin to torture and ask the all-important question: should she steal the pen? (vote in our Insta poll!)• Dilemma no. 3 - "my boyfriend doesn't believe I have ADHD" 🥸 *cue boo from the crowd* - we discuss how ADHD traits aren't always consistent and that's actually exactly what ADHD looks like.• Ireggy Seggy: In this ireggy seggy we shudder over sensory icks... or are they dicks? and Grace outs herself as the only existing millennial top sheet enthusiast 😱We love you and your superior brains that don't work very well - 👩🏻‍🦱 Tara &  👱🏻‍♀️ Grace x-----------------------------------------------Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD personal stories ----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories
1. "ADHD perfectionism is ruining my life!" 🫠
18-04-2024
1. "ADHD perfectionism is ruining my life!" 🫠
Hey ADHD besties! On today's show; • We hack ADHD sleep & eating with our recommendations• Answer a dilemma about a tricky living situation and why the ADHD ability to quickly get out of a bad mood makes us superior housemates• Our second dilemma is juicy AF, we look at ADHD perfectionism, imposter syndrome and rejection sensitivity dysphoria (RSD) in our jobs (and why selling boudoir photography to your uncle Jeff is never a good idea.)• Ireggy Seggy: Most importantly, in our ireggy seggy we discuss the horrors of ADHD sensory overload and why the wrinkly blueberry is a worst case scenario, especially if you're wearing wet jeans.We love you and your superior brains that don't work very well - 👩🏻‍🦱 Tara &  👱🏻‍♀️ Grace x-----------------------------------------------Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD personal stories ----------------------------❗️ SUBMIT your Divergent Dilemma for us to read on the podcast: https://adhdbesties.com/dilemmas/ (you can stay anon if you like!)Join us on socials (so it's not just our husbands commenting 👨‍🦲👨‍🦱)🌈 IG @adhdbestiespodcast🌈 TikTok @adhdbestiespodcastPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE but DO NOT leave us an eggplant emoji 🍆 as a podcast REVIEW - that would make us too happy.Cute supportive stuff: Thanks to our episode sponsor Future ADHD; finally a planner that doesn't hurt your ADHD brain. 😇Music by VocalistaYou’ll love this podcast if you’re a woman, non-binary person or man with ADHD, AuDHD, or someone that you love is neurospicy. We are ADHD brains that LOVE ADHD brains. Keywords: Women with ADHD, ADHD podcast, mental health, late-diagnosis, neurodiversity, self-care, empowerment, ADHD support, ADHD tips, ADHD strategies, ADHD motherhood, ADHD personal stories