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E191: Finding Faith & Knowing Your Worth: My Perspective on Being a Christian with ADHD
Avoid religion and politics! While that’s usually great advice, today I’m not following it. Many mamas have asked me to do this episode for at least a year and I didn’t feel qualified. So I did what any good ADHD-er does, and procrastinated on this episode, ha! Until my conversation with Laura Matteson on Episode 183...I knew it was time. My faith is a big part of who I am, why I started this podcast, and how I make my choices. So I’m sharing my story: my childhood and my past, my self-loathing and self-doubt, and how I became a Christian. My spiritual beliefs shape who I am, how I live, what I share, and the decisions I make. I also discuss how I believe that ADHD and Christianity can exist together. This is not an episode where I quote a bunch of scripture and tell you what you should believe. I didn’t create a community of ADHD Moms so that I could help only the people who look and sound like me or believe the exact same thing that I do. Ew. Our ADHD Mom community exists to support all types of moms with ADHD, and I will fiercely protect this safe space. Anyone who chooses to be divisive or disrespectful can see their way out until they are ready to see the people as people. My hope is that you feel comfortable asking questions respectfully, and curious enough to listen to a perspective that is likely different from your own, both for the mamas who are and are not Christian. Here’s another layer of me, Patricia Find links to everything mentioned in this episode & read the transcript here: https://www.patriciasung.com/podcast/episode-191-find-faith-know-your-worth-christian-perspective-adhd
E190: Guilt Around Spending Money or Time on Yourself? 3 Steps to Overcoming Mom Guilt!
Goldfish crackers are not lunch. Are you only giving yourself the bare minimum leftovers of everything: scraps of time, energy and money? Today, we're talking about something that most moms can relate to: mom guilt. We’ll give up anything and everything in order for our kids to have more. We want to feel strong, confident, and happy as mothers, but sometimes the pressures of keeping up all.the.things. can feel overwhelming. You need breaks before you break. Why do you feel guilty? And how can you remind yourself that YOU MATTER? Let’s explore these guilty feelings together. It’s time to prioritize our mental wellness, grow our self-confidence, and make bold decisions for self-care - together. Ready to get away? Our annual ADHD Moms Luxury Weekend Retreat is coming up October 6-8, 2023 in Houston, Texas! Grab your all-inclusive Early Bird ticket now! “This weekend was nothing short of a dream weekend come true! It was life changing to learn, to witness and experience the bonding amongst a group of women. I felt truly celebrated every moment. To bond with so many women neurodivergent mothers was truly a gift in itself. Only a mother could have thought of that many ways to check off the boxes. "✅treat, ✅pause, ✅relax" 🧘♂️🧘♂️🧘♂️” –ADHD Mama K.P. I’ll take care of all the details - you simply show up and enjoy. Because you deserve to take care of yourself too. Sign up here: https://www.patriciasung.com/adhd-mom-retreat Early bird tickets close May 31st. Find links to everything mentioned in this episode & read the transcript here: https://www.patriciasung.com/podcast/episode-190-feeling-Guilty-Spending-Money-Time-on-Yourself-3-Stepshto-Overcoming-Mom-Guilt
E189: Finding Support as an ADHD Mom: Cultivating Real-Life Friendships & Prioritizing Yourself
Who’s in your support circle? Moms often put ourselves at the bottom of the list, including friendships and how we surround ourselves with support. Yet, you need support just as much as your children do. You need real-life connections. You deserve rest and down time. Cuz here’s the truth: we can’t regulate our own emotions when we’re burnt out, worn down, and feeling alone. And when we can’t regulate ourselves, guess who else isn’t regulated while hitching a ride on your struggle bus… yup, your family. Yikes. Today we’re talking all about why I started this all-inclusive annual luxury retreat & conference for ADHD moms and who this event is meant for. Here's your official invitation to join a welcoming group of moms in person to rest, hang out together, build your support system, and learn to take care of yourself. Early bird registration starts today through May 31st, so grab your ticket here. The first few moms who register will be given the opportunity to register for one of the intimate VIP sessions, too! And if you can’t make it this year, what will you do to take care of yourself? Because you deserve care, too. Find links to everything mentioned in this episode & read the transcript here: https://www.patriciasung.com/podcast/episode-189-Support-for-ADHD-Mom-Friendship-prioritize-yourself
E188: Mental Wellness + Amaze-Ability: How her life was changed by her late ADHD Diagnosis with “The MD with ADHD” Psychiatrist Dr. Dawn Kamilah Brown
When were you diagnosed with ADHD? In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Dr. Dawn Kamilah Brown, “The MD with ADHD” joins us to share her advice on what to ask and disclose during your ADHD diagnosis appointment. She also explains what she wishes everyone knew about what’s next after leaving their ADHD diagnosis appointment. We cover the value of a full spectrum care plan: including your doctor, therapist, coaching, behavior management, medicine, ADHD-friendly strategies, and mental wellness care. Late diagnosis of ADHD is increasingly common as we learn more about ADHD and how it shows up in adult women. Dr. Dawn knows well, as she was diagnosed well into her journey to becoming a psychiatrist. As she vulnerably opens up about the grief of a late ADHD diagnosis, Dr. Dawn shares how she picks herself up when she’s feeling low and how she balances being a multi passionate multiple business owner. As one of the nation’s most acclaimed ADHD experts, double-board certified Child, Adolescent, Adult and Sports Psychiatrist, Dr. Dawn Kamilah Brown (aka Dr. Dawn Psych MD and "The MD with ADHD"), is an internationally recognized two-time #1 best-selling author, Forbes Writer, Blogger, Podcaster, Producer, Keynote / Corporate Speaker, and On-Air/Media-influencer. She is also the Founder and CEO of Mental Healthletics PLLC ™ and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the ADHD Wellness Center PLLC. I can't wait for you to meet my ADHD doctor! Find Dr. Dawn on Instagram here: @drdawnpsychmd @adhdwellnesscenter @mentalhealthletics Join Dr Dawn’s online Facebook support and empowering group for female caregivers who parent children with ADHD: supermoms.group Find links to everything mentioned in this episode & read the transcript here: https://www.patriciasung.com/podcast/episode-188-how-life-was-changed-by-late-adhd-diagnosis-with-psychiatrist-dr-dawn-kamilah-brown
E187 – I Hate Vacations! How To Improve Transitions for ADHD: What To Do When The Days After Your Trip Feel Like Torture
After your family trip is over, do you look more like Clark Griswald than the refreshed luminescent being you were hoping for? The trip was wonderful while you were there, but why is it SUCH a rocky ride with grumpy kids and a tired mom for an entire week afterwards? Transitions are difficult for ADHD, and coming back from a trip doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable emergency landing back into real life. Today I’m sharing my proactive plan for easing back into real life after a vacation. With a new strategy in play, you’ll be asking, “when's our next trip?” Ready to get away? Our annual ADHD Moms Luxury Weekend Retreat is coming up October 6-8, 2023 in Houston, Texas! Add yourself to the retreat waitlist, and I’ll let you know as soon as early bird tickets are available so you can score the best pricing and payment plans. “Gift yourself the opportunity to meet like-minded people (literally), make instant friendships, and the space to finally be yourself.” –ADHD Mama T.H. I’ll take care of all the details - you simply show up and enjoy. Put it on your calendar now. Because you deserve to take care of yourself too. Join the retreat waitlist. Find links to everything mentioned in this episode & read the transcript here: https://www.patriciasung.com/podcast/episode-187-i-hate-vacations-days-after-trip-terrible-transitions-for-adhd
About Motherhood in ADHD – Parenting with ADHD, Productivity Tips, Brain based Science, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Education to Help Moms with Adult ADHD
Productivity, Parenting, and Education for Moms with Adult ADHD
Are you overwhelmed by the never-ending to do list of motherhood? Are you burnt out and barely keeping your head above water? Are you confused and frustrated by how all the other moms make it look so easy? And somehow you're still floundering despite trying even harder...
Your purse is as overflowing as your mind, you never feel like a good enough mom, and you don't dare have anyone over to visit to witness your messy home. You just want the best for your kids, but you can't figure out how to manage the chaos, both in your mind and in your house.
Oh, I've been there, mama. Some days, I'm still there. Parenting with ADHD is hard!
We want to be structured for our kids, yet we can't seem to stay consistent even for ourselves. But I'm letting go of everyone else's perception of a "good mom" and stepping into loving who I am a little more each day. Will you join me?
Whether you have ADHD like I do, or think you might, here is your permission slip to let go of the pinterest worthy visions of organization and structure fit for everyone else. Let's do life like our brains do life: creatively, lovingly, and with all your might. Moms with ADHD have a superpower of always trying their best, even when it doesn't pan out.
How do I know? I have known about my ADD for over twenty years, and I want to share all of this hard-earned ADHD knowledge with you, making your adjustment a lot easier and faster than mine was.
What does Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder look like in women? We'll dive into emotional regulation, motivation, executive function, hormones, medication, and natural treatments. Women with ADHD share their diagnosis stories with us, whether inattentive, hyperactive or combined, from childhood through adult diagnoses. We also talk about ADHD's so-called friends like depression, anxiety, addiction, disordered eating, other learning differences, and what I've learned through therapy and CBT.
Science is my jam and learning about how our brains work through the lens of scientific research helps us understand who we are. ADHD is not just for little boys; it looks different in girls.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological medical condition, not an excuse for lazy, stupid, unmotivated people to not live up to our potential. Let's agree to throw that thought in the trash.
Once we understand how our brains work, we can dive into the practical strategies like structuring our day, minimalism, money, nurturing our relationships, daily rhythms, using a planner, and improving our sleep. I want to help you build your version of a joyful family life.
We talk about everything from ADHD to Zebras, because that is how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder works: to us, our thoughts are clearly connected, but non-linear to everyone else. I want you to love being a zebra in a world full of horses. We were born as unique, gorgeous creatures, not meant to blend in with the usual nor mundane.
When we embrace who we are and how our brains work, we can figure out how to live out lives successfully and in turn, lead our families well.
At the end of the day, we just want to be good moms. Spoiler alert: you are already a great mom.
If you're ready to see that with your own two eyes, hit play and listen in as we love ourselves a little more each day of our ADHD lives. ADHD does NOT mean you're doomed to be a hot mess, mama!
You CAN rewrite your story from shame spiral to success story, and I'll be right here beside you to cheer you on!
With love, Patricia Sung, a fellow mama with ADHD
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