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Author: Grace Koelma & Tara Breuso

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Your ADHD Besties is a podcast for people who are overexcited, insanely bored, tired, energetic and SEXY ❤️‍🔥 all at the same time... people who put the BDE in ADHD 🍆


Your hosts are besties Grace Koelma (founder of Future ADHD) and Tara Breuso (The ADHD Dietitian).


Join us  for episodes every Thursday where we unmask together and discuss your juuuuicy ADHD dilemmas.


Submit your divergent dilemma via our website 😎 adhdbesties.com    


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Aaaaloha faves! Today we're delighted to bring you another episode of our bonus series 'Your ADHD Island' ✨Your ADHD Island is a NEW series where our guests are asked to dream up their perfect, ADHD-friendly island paradise free from the burdens of this neuro-normative world. 😍 🏖️We ask guests a series of very scientific and important questions like:-‘what food magically grows on trees all over your island?'-’what accent does everyone have?’-and ‘what comfort show do the cinemas play on repea...
ALOHA BESTIES & WELCOME TO 'YOUR ADHD ISLAND' 😍 Our ✨ new series ✨ where our guests are asked to design their ideal, neuroaffirming island happy place.We ask them a series of very scientific and important questions like:-‘what animals are native to and roam freely on your island?’ -’the museum on the island has 3 exhibits that represent your life’s major hyperfixations, what are they?’-and ‘what 3 things are BANNED from your island?’Pack your bags because this week we are visiti...
Hiii ADHD cuties tuning in from what is now 104 countries! 🤯😘On today's show:• Grace has 3 very important updates that she's bursting to tell us• Are we still in burnout? What's been helping us climb out of it?? Has Tara got a refund for her marathon registration yet? (The answer won’t surprise you) What change-room moment saw Grace making an ‘ADHD math' speech to convince her husband? And WHAT did Tara snatch out of Grace's box? THESE ARE THE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS WE NEED ANSWERS TO....
Hiiiiii fave babes! ✨In today's episode we're in ADHD burnout mode but that's okayyy!• We ‘AB-SOLUTELY’ discuss how Tara’s inability to feel time had her believing she could go from running 0km to 42km in the space of 3 months 😮‍💨 and Grace shares her obsession with Love Island/reality TV in general and why it's a balm for her soul.• Divergent Dilemma - We half answer two gorgeous listener’s questions about managing the work life balance as ADHDers, as well as what ADHD burnout feels like, an...
Hellooo dopamine-deficient dream boats 🛥️❤️‍🔥In today's episode:• We share our thought provoking (see: unhinged) ADHD thoughts of the week. Open-plan homes; beautiful? Sure! But are they practical for our over-stimulated brains? Eyelid skin; Does it have a neck-skin-level of significance?• Divergent Dilemma #1 - We discuss dyscalculia, a stand-alone neurotype which commonly occurs alongside ADHD. Tara shares her experience, the shame that she is letting go of and the concept of having a blank...
Hiii adorable ADHD brains In today's episode:• We share our most ADHD moment of the week (Grace is still stressing about hers!)• Divergent Dilemma #1 - a listener shares that she's embarrassed about her skin picking and feels she needs to hide her hands from her colleagues. We discuss why skin picking and nail biting is an ADHD 'stim', and is very NORMAL and nothing to be ashamed about. Plus we give our tips on how to look after your nails, seek medical help to prevent things getting wo...
Hellloooo gorgeous ADHD besties! On today's show:• Listener question: Tara and Grace share their ADHD late-diagnosis stories. They explain how they first learned about ADHD, why Tara got diagnosed twice almost a decade apart, stimulant meds and struggling with low self-esteem. • Dilemma: A cute listener shares that she regrets not taking her ADHD diagnosis more seriously in her 20s. She asks how to move past self-shaming and be kinder to herself. • Ireggy Seggy with a Guestie: Grace's h...
Hiii besties! ✨On today's show:• Divergent dilemma #1 - Lilian asks if she should find a new hairstylist because she's got ADHD-related RSD (rejection sensitive dysphoria). Dw, we've got you covered bby!• Divergent dilemm #2 - A newly-diagnosed ADHDer is asking about hyperactivity, stimming and rumination. BABEEE you're asking the right girls! We're stimming QUEENS 👑 and ruminate like it's a competitive sport. 🤾 We talk about the neuroscience of ADHD brains, emotion wheels and how getting spe...
Hiiiii ADHD besties! ✨On today's minisode:We talk for way too many minutes about Weetbix (sorry!)• Divergent dilemma - A cute listener asks 'my therapist suggested I do meditation while I wait for a diagnosis and access to ADHD medication but I find it impossible'. Grace (who is a qualified breathwork and nervous system educator) explains why meditation is hard for our brains and how to make it ADHD friendly.We also talk about our favourite disco fish and how cute and special she is. 🪩🐠We lov...
Heyyyyy ADHD bestie babes! ✨On today's show:• Grace shares a drama from her week about how ADHD meds have led to appetite suppression/meal skipping, and how a perfect storm last Friday ended up with a little trip to the hospital. 🫠🏥 (A reminder for this segment, that we're not doctors and seek professional help if you need.)• Divergent dilemma - Grace asks Tara for help with the executive functioning of feeding herself, because it is a STRUGG-LE. 😩 We discuss the ADHD tendency towards a dopam...
Hi hiiii friends! We're back with a SURPRISE bonus minisode today because we couldn't get enough of last week's bestie GUESTIE Alice Gendron and her to-die-for French accent 😍 Alice Gendron is a diagnosed ADHDer, author and founder of The Mini ADHD Coach @the_mini_adhd_coach (with an audience of over a million across her multiple platforms). We recorded 3 dilemmas when we chatted with Alice, but only aired two last week because we wanted to serve this dilemma up as a little surprise for...
Hiii ADHD besties! On today's show, we have our very first ADHD GUESTIE 🥳 the wonderful Alice Gendron. Alice is a diagnosed ADHDer, author and founder of The Mini ADHD Coach @the_mini_adhd_coach (with an audience of over a million across her multiple platforms).Alice has been such a huge supporter of the podcast since we launched 😍 and joins us all the way from France to help answer some dilemmas and play a round of our all-time-fave Ireggy Seggy: 'choose your torture'. You're going to fall i...
Hey ADHD best frandzz ✨ On today's show: • We talk about how auditory stimulation can help keep us regulated - Grace made a 'brain massage" 💆🏻‍♀️🎶 playlist that we can all use to calm our overloaded-but-cute nerves: https://spoti.fi/3Uv0wrb• Tara recommends the 'Women and ADHD' podcast with Katy Weber. Here's the link to her ADHD and food episode: https://bit.ly/44xYefo • Grace recommends a surprising dishwasher hack (??) and the book 'No Bad Parts' by Richard Schwartz and talks about how it ...
Hey hey ADHD besties! ✨On today's show:• We discuss alexithymia in ADHD and how difficult it can be to recognise our emotions 🤷‍♀️ as well as Grace’s experience with starting ADHD medication in the last few weeks.• We recommend a brow tint that lasts three days 💁‍♀️ and ASMR music that will soothe that lil’ dopamine deficient noggin. 🧠 • Dilemma #1 - A spicy question to start us off this week, an anonymous cutie asks us why we think ADHDers might be more likely to be in toxic relationships/at...
Hellooo besties! ✨On today's show:• We're overwhelmed at how amazing the response has been to our first 2 eps!!! 😭 THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who's reviewed and rated the podcast, we're obsessed with you guys ❤️‍🔥• We recommend our fave TV shows this week (and worry about what happens if AI is better at being a human than us?? 🤖)• Dilemma #1 - A 27yo listener living at home is struggling with her parent's approach to her ADHD and wondering how to advocate for herself.• Dilemma #2 - We answ...
Heyyy ADHD besties! 🫠👯On today's show;• We discuss our obsession with god-tier frozen Indian food and why Depop is lifeee.• Answer a dilemma that navigates the minefield of RSD and what to do when friends don't respond to texts • Our second dilemm is super serious in nature... we look at why clicking pens is akin to torture and ask the all-important question: should she steal the pen? (vote in our Insta poll!)• Dilemma no. 3 - "my boyfriend doesn't believe I have ADHD" 🥸 *cue boo from t...
Hey ADHD besties! On today's show; • We hack ADHD sleep & eating with our recommendations• Answer a dilemma about a tricky living situation and why the ADHD ability to quickly get out of a bad mood makes us superior housemates• Our second dilemma is juicy AF, we look at ADHD perfectionism, imposter syndrome and rejection sensitivity dysphoria (RSD) in our jobs (and why selling boudoir photography to your uncle Jeff is never a good idea.)• Ireggy Seggy: Most importantly, in our ireggy segg...
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