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


What I’m Saying

You have to check out Tracy Otsuka’s podcast: ADHD for Smart Ass Women. She is incredible! I was a recent guest, talking about Hypersensitivities in Women with ADHD. Listen to my session, just released, at https://apple.co/2PxPIei or at https://www.tracyotsuka.com/podcast (Episode 121).

 What I’m Watching

Yes, you know by now that I’m a huge fan of Dr. Gabor Maté. Those of you with trauma, substance abuse, chronic disease, and/or ADHD might want to familiarize yourself with his work.

There is a new documentary on Dr. Maté, and it’ll be released online June 8. Sign up to get details on where/how to watch at https://thewisdomoftrauma.com/

What I Do When I Can’t Sleep (Tip from Terry)

Women with ADHD (men, too) often have sleep issues. Why? For one thing, we have hyperactive brains and they let us know that at midnight and later.

This may sound odd, but it works for me:

I tell myself this:


: Repeat as needed :

Try it and let me know if it works for you.

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.

What I’m Reading 

Continuing with today’s theme on ADHD and Hypersensitivities, here’s a book I’ve been wanting to read FOREVER. And so I am! And it’s excellent, especially if you are an introvert.

Note: this is more about highly sensitive people in general; the author doesn’t discuss a whole lot about ADHD (but then, I’m only half-way through). Many if not most women with inattentive ADHD are highly sensitive…as are many hyperactive/impulsive women with ADHD.

Check it out HERE.

The Highly Sensitive Person, by Elaine Aron, Ph.D.

What to Wear When You Are Hypersensitive to Certain Fabrics

You know by now that I have lots and lots of hypersensitivities. You, too? I’ve been wearing these t-shirts for years, now, so it’s time for me to share this great resource with you.

Life is Good is a company that makes not only upbeat T-shirts with positive messages, but they are super, super comfortable. They come in all cotton or a cotton blend and I wear them all summer. Since I hate fitted tops, I often buy the men’s sizes. Here’s a cute one for women. BONUS: Free shipping!

Check it out HERE.

“Trees Please” t-shirt from Life is Good

One of My Favorite Instagram Memes 

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

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Till next time—


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