What does ADHD look like in girls?
ADHD is often missed in girls because they are not hyper or disruptive. Instead, they spend their lives struggling and suffering alone. So many women I’ve spoken to about ADHD talk about the grief that follows an ADHD diagnosis — that feeling of sadness for the little girl who struggled so hard, and the resentment over the fact that nobody helped or saw the signs. I recently went into my attic and dug up my old report cards to see if the “signs” were there — and it broke my heart to watch my slow decline. Over the years, this bright, capable leader essentially gave up on herself because she was told time and time again that she can do better. “Better” how? Someone please tell her! SHE DIDN’T KNOW HOW! - - - - - Not every woman with ADHD was terrible in high school school. In fact, many I’ve spoken with got decent grades. But we all share in the feeling that we felt broken and needed help, and never felt like we could put our finger on what was wrong. We knew we had potential, and couldn’t figure out why we struggled so hard or how to stop disappointing everyone around us. We like to talk about how ADHD is a superpower — and it is in SO MANY WAYS — but there is also a deep sadness to this diagnosis as we come to grips with how hard we have had to work over the years just to get by in a neurotypical world. Believe me, I want to give all of those little girls a hug right now and tell them they’re do a fantastic job just as they are! #adhd #adhdwomen #adultadhd #podcast #adhdpodcast #adhdcommunity #adhdsupport #adhdjourney
Do you know about this anxiety hack?
I'm curious, how does anxiety show up in your body? For me, it’s experienced as a shortness of breath and a racing heart. There were times in 2020 when it got really bad and I would get “episodes” a few times a week. A couple of days ago I uploaded this video to my Instagram stories explaining how I use the extended exhale whenever I’m having trouble filling my lungs. Several people reached out to me to say they also experienced the “not quite full” feeling while breathing — and had no idea this was connected to anxiety. Since this is more common than I realized, I’m posting it here and really hope this can help some of you. It’s been life-changing for me to realize that a few rounds of extended exhalation tells my body that I’m not in a state of emergency, and it calms down and I can breathe normally again. And it also allows me those few moments to get outside of my brain and re-connect with what’s going on below the neck, which is always helpful in reducing stress. Please share this video if you think it’ll help others! #healthcoach #nutrition #healthyeating #bingeeating #bingefree #bedrecovery #dietrecovery #health #wellness #haes #healthateverysize #intuitiveeating #bodypositivity #antidiet #weightneutral #weightinclusive #bopo #effyourbeautystandards #adhd #adhdhealth #adhdtips #anxiety #mentalhealthmatters
Unwell, MLMs, and why I left Young Living
After recently watching the Unwell episode on Netflix that tackles the essential oil industry, I felt like it was as good a time as any to talk about my own experiences with Young Living — how I got involved, why I left — and offer my two cents with regard to multi-level marketing companies in general and the eerie similarities between MLMs and the diet industry. Useful links: New Yorker article: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/09/how-essential-oils-became-the-cure-for-our-age-of-anxiety Vanity Fair article: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/09/the-dream-podcast-preview The Dream podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dream/id1435743296 Illegal Tender podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/illegal-tender/id1486637630 Business Insider podcast episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/an-essential-oils-investigation/id1413374332?i=1000486466107 Is it an MLM: https://isthisanmlm.com/ John Oliver & Samantha Bee videos: https://youtu.be/s6MwGeOm8iI https://youtu.be/lLBmElR0Luw Netflix UnWell https://www.netflix.com/title/81044208 #Unwell #Netflix #YoungLiving #YoungLivingEOs #AntiMLM #AntiMultiLevelMarketing #AntiNetworkMarketing #MLMScams #AntiMLMCommunity #NetworkMarketingScams #AntiMLMmovement
Insta Live with Melissa Sakellariou
For the first episode our new podcast, Hello Body!, we recently hopped on Instagram Live to chat about our "origin stories" and how each of us transformed from being diet- and weight-obsessed to embracing intuitive eating and food and body freedom. Melissa is a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer, and Katy is a certified health coach and yoga instructor, as well as the author of the book Worth It: A Journey to Food & Body Freedom. We are two friends who share an interest in non-diet approaches to health and wellness, including Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size®. Find Melissa at shamelessnutrition.com. Find Katy at worthitwithkaty.com. Follow the podcast on Instagram: instagram.com/hellobodypodcast.
Worth It Wednesdays — E13
This week I get out of my chair and show you one of my favorite "pandemic buster" yoga poses: the standing forward bend (Uttanasana). My own body image recovery has benefited immensely from a yoga practice. Yoga allows me to get out of my head and tune into the amazing muscles and bones that make up my body. If I can't muster up any love for my body, at least I can observe it with appreciation and gratitude. Daily practice has also been immensely helpful during this time of uncertainty and anxiety because it helps to keep me in the moment. So today I share some of the physical and mental benefits of the forward bend — and why inversions are so great during this stressful time at home. I hope you get something out of this video! This definitely helps me become more confident with teaching others and sharing the benefits of this practice. Let me know if you'd like more of these types of videos. 🙏🧘♀️❤️
Worth It Wednesdays — E12
Happy International No Diet Day! I thought about all the things I wanted to say about dieting during this pandemic, and realized the video would end up being 45 hours long and nobody would watch it. 🤣 So instead I will just ask you this: If we lived in a world where you never had to worry about being judged or shamed for your body size, what would you do differently when it comes to self-care? What if all of your food and movement decisions were based on how your body felt rather than how it looked? That's all! Hope you're doing well. Have a great week!