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Free Webinar Replay: Stronger Than You Think: A Guide to Empowering Women with ADHD

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn about how to make the most of your unique brain with Linda Roggli, PCC.

As a woman with ADHD, it’s easy to lose yourself in day-to-day chaos. Again and again, you screw up, apologize, and try to do better. But you get tired of disappointing others — and yourself. You find it hard to dream big when the dining room table is covered in piles. Is there more to life than de-cluttering closets and setting timers? Yes! But to achieve it you first must believe that you were meant to do something amazing with your life.

Here, we’ll talk candidly about the frustrations of owning an ADHD brain, and we’ll “reframe” those issues with positive actions you can take to change your life. You deserve the rich, deeply rewarding life you’ve always dreamed of. Start now.

In this webinar, women with ADHD will learn:

  1. How day-to-day ADHD life can cloud your confidence and obscure your dreams
  2. How to “reframe” negative ADHD behaviors into more proactive and productive ones
  3. How to rebuild your self-compassion, despite others’ doubts
  4. How to (re)discover and step fully into your authentic power
  5. How to gather the courage to live your passions, without apology or regret

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on October 31, 2017. 

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Linda Roggli, PCC, is the founder of the ADDiva Network for ADHD women 40-and-better. She co-founded the ADHD Women’s Palooza, an online extravaganza of ADHD women’s experts that begins each February. She is the author of the award-winning book Confessions of an ADDiva: Midlife in the Non-Linear Lane and is a contributing author to other ADHD books. Roggli is a regular contributor to ADDitude magazine and is webinar chair for ADDA. The one word that describes her, according to her friends and colleagues, is “authentic.”

2 Comments & Reviews

  1. Good morning! I have a childhood diagnosis of ADHD, about to be re-assessed as an adult. I’m UK based and it’s been a seven month wait, so as it nears I began to feel very low and defeated, reopening old wounds both related and unrelated to my ADHD. The assessment papers made me feel as though there is something inherently “wrong” with my differently-wired brain instead of the badge of honour I’d grown to love and wear proudly. I also have a menstrual condition (endometriosis) which I believe correlates directly with my ADHD, due to fluctuating hormone changes —I’ve read somewhere that ADHD responds positively to estrogen, while endo responds positively to a progesterone rich environment.. so that gives me a very small window to be the happy, productive, painless and brain-fog-free warrior queen that I am.
    Is there something you could suggest to get me through the next month; and on the back of that, what would you recommend for women who have natural (possibly cyclic or environmental) dips in their productivity, emotions, confidence, relationships, etc. that aren’t necessarily depression but are more likely related to their ADHD and could closely mirror depressive symptoms, and are likely to pass? ie. intellectually I know I will feel better if I sit down and chip away a bit at my to-do’s, but when I stare at the piles I feel overwhelmed and I never quite no where to begin, and am very easily distracted by my environment and the thoughts in my head, so I fall in a heap or do something less taxing and then feel even worse for not “achieving” anything.
    As an aside, I’m also currently unmedicated, having come up with the (not-so) brilliant idea of stopping Concerta a couple of years ago. Until my assessment, I’m relying on Valium PRN occasionally, which doesn’t resolve anything.

  2. Hi @littleladylost
    It IS difficult to look at the pathology of an ADHD diagnosis. It’s couched as all bad news and there’s a good reason: for a medical condition to be insurable there must be something WRONG. So we endure that negative slant on our differently-wired brains in order to be treated with medical interventions, e.g. medication. You’re right, Valium is not an ADHD medication but it does dampen anxiety. Maybe a return to Concerta would be a first step after your appointment?

    Re estrogen and ADHD – yep, you are in the double bind of needing progesterone to stem the progress of endometriosis with your brain crying out for more estrogen. You didn’t mention whether you are on progesterone supplementation or whether you are taking birth control pills, but that will impact your mood. etc. The consensus recommendation today is for ADHD women to adjust their medication immediately before the start of their periods. e.g. when bleeding begins. That’s when both progesterone and estrogen are at their lowest point. A few days later, both begin to pick up again and mood improves.

    Sometimes that medication adjustment can mean a higher dose of ADHD medication or perhaps the temporary addition of a second ADHD medication — e.g. Concerta plus short acting Adderall. Some women do well with a “booster” of antidepressant just before their period begins. Talk to your doctor about what might be appropriate but don’t be surprised if your OB-GYN has no clue about the connection between ADHD and estrogen. That field is still focused on PMS/PMDD. And that’s OK because PMDD (pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder) has a higher incidence among ADHD women.

    Overwhelm is at the heart of so much ADHD frustration. But you have the answer in your question: chipping away at the To Do list. In the words of my former newspaper editor, “Start anywhere! The lead will appear” which means to all the rest of us that if we just do ONE THING…even if it’s not the most important thing (and we don’t take the mental energy to figure out our highest priority) it will likely get you started down the right path. Believe me, the Universe will give you feedback if you get too far off track. Try it and let me know how it works (if it works LOL).

    Courage, my friend, courage! You are not alone!

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