Here’s my list of what I’m exploring this week.

What I’m Saying

I was a recent guest on my friend Dr. Ned Hallowell’s podcast: The Wonderful World of Different. We talked about my life as a woman, clinician, author, advocate and more…living with ADHD and about women with ADHD in general. I get a lot of emails from women who listened to this and found it helpful, so I’m passing it along again.

Listen to it here.

Who I’m Following

Sistas with ADHD

I discovered  Torrian Timms on Instagram and was blown away. So I hopped over to her website, which is amazing. Torrian’s focus is on Black women with ADHD, insights and resources that are sorely needed- so little is written about the Black woman’s experience, let alone much- if any- research- so Torrian’s work is a breath of fresh air.

I’m not a person of color, but I appreciate learning more of what life is like for Black women with ADHD, so visit her sites and learn from  her and her guests.


PS: Other women of color to follow and learn from:

Inger Shaye Colzie  https://ingershaye.com/
René Brooks  https://blackgirllostkeys.com/
Evelyn Polk Green  https://soundcloud.com/help4adhd/combating-adhd-in-the-african-american-community
Romanza McAllister  https://mcallisterpsychotherapy.com/

…and read more here: https://www.additudemag.com/adhd-racism-resources-research-support/

Are you a woman of color with ADHD? What has been your experience? Do you have other resources to share? Please leave a comment below.

What? Me Cook? Check out These Kitchen Hacks!

I loved finding these tips on MyFridgeFood.com, which is a website that suggests recipes based on what you have in stock, plus it offers tons of great cooking tips.

I can’t verify the usefulness of all the tips, but the two I’m walking away with today are:

1) spiraling my spaghetti so it fall naturally and gracefully into the boiling pot of water, and

2) crushing garlic in a Ziplock bag.

Check it out HERE.

What I Recommend

ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction–from Childhood through Adulthood
by Drs. Edward (Ned) Hallowell and John Ratey

Oh boy- this one has topped the charts. The co-authors of Driven to Distraction suggest the following:

Find the right kind of difficult. 
Reimagine environment. 
Embrace innate neurological tendencies. 
Tap into the healing power of connection. 
Consider medication.
…and much much more

Check it out HERE.

Favorite Instagram Meme

Hey! Follow me on Instagram for memes, quotes, and random “Terry Thoughts.”

What Else is New with Terry?

I’m on TikTok!

Enjoy short blurbs and tips for women with ADHD. C’mon in and visit me there: https://www.tiktok.com/@terrymatlen

Tell Me Something About YOU! 

I’d love to get to know you, my reader, better, so I’m starting something new:

Share something about yourself that I, or others in the ADHD world, don’t know about you.

Here’s one about me:
I am a die-hard night owl and generally don’t fall asleep until 2am. On purpose because my brain is most optimal starting at 9pm.

Your turn!

Please leave your comment below.

Want to Hang Out with Me *and* Get Affordable Coaching? 

Then join The Queens of Distraction! 

Work with me throughout the week to get things done. 
We roll up our sleeves and attack the piles, the projects, the basement- whatever is on your “to-do” list that’s been staring at you for the last 10 years. Bonus: you’ll get to meet THE kindest, most supportive women with ADHD on the planet. 
Learn more and sign up here. 

When you Need Help, I’m Here  

Talk to me- I understand. I get it. I have ADHD, too. And I can help.

I have a few slots open
 for online consultations via Zoom. These have become super popular, so if you’re looking to work with me one-on-one, grab an appointment. We meet live on Zoom (or you can request email consultations instead).
Learn more and sign up here.

Where to find Terry Matlen:

Website: www.ADDconsults.com
Coaching:  www.QueensOfDistraction.com
TikTok: http://www.tiktok.com/@terrymatlen
LinkedIN: www.linkedin.com/in/terrymatlen/

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