Episode 42: Healthy Habits For ADHD Women

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Healthy Habits For ADHD Women

Healthy Habits For ADHD Women

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Imagine my surprise when I found my name at the center of a heated discussion on Reddit and it wasn't in the Super Healthy Hot Babes forum. No. It was the ADHD Women forum. What??

My tips for a healthy habit loop sat at the top of a thread, and the responses? Women in tears, angry, and ready to throw fists.

Listen, I think they had every reason to feel that way, and I love a push to learn more. *In walks guest and ADHD Expert Brooke Schnittman stage left*.

Brooke is an awesome author, podcast host, entrepreneur and ADHD woman herself.

She blew my mind and really changed how I will approach and understand people with ADHD from now on. And I’m not one to make bold claims (wait, yes, I am), and I think you will too.

So let's get to the nitty gritty. Can ADHD women (or men or children) form healthy habits?

Well yes. But Brooke explains that the need to form habits goes way beyond fitness or health goals, habits become crucial to an ADHD person's very basic needs. Okay, I will eat my words when I say that brushing your teeth isn't a chore.

When it comes down to it, ADHD women rebel at the nearest sign of structure, but the truth is they need it to thrive.

Structure, schedules, routines, microchanges, tools, rewards, medication—these are the mix bag of things ADHD women need to make things happen.

But don’t forget about the superpowers; people with ADHD have these internal processes and hyperfixations that can totally outdo us neurotypicals. It’s a double edged sword.

Tune in to hear how ADHD looks different based on your gender or age, common signs, and the accepted testing formats.

And if you were listening to this episode and thinking, FINALLY SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS ME as you break down to your knees in answered prayer.

Then, hey, this one was for you! Reach out to Brooke, reach out to a coach, find a way to get your life structured, and secure those habits in a way that helps you thrive.

It’s not as easy as brushing your teeth; it’s as HARD as brushing your teeth, but you CAN do it.
 

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • How does the habit loop work for people with ADHD?
  • How does ADHD differ in women compared to men and children?
  • How can people with ADHD structure their lives for better performance?
  • What tools and supports are available to those with ADHD?

Yes, I can say that after this experience, I can see how it may not be easy to brush your teeth or take a shower. There is so much more that goes into it. Do you have ADHD? How do you create healthy habits and support yourself with structure? Let me know on Insta!

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Join Oonagh Duncan (fitness expert and bestselling author of Healthy As F*ck/Ditch The Diet) as she examines the habits of kicking ass every day - so you can create a life of no regrets.

Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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Episode 22: Goal: Design Your Home Like A Healthy MFer with Melanie Zaelich

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Goal: Design Your Home Like A Healthy MFer with Melanie Zaelich

Goal: Design Your Home Like A Healthy MFer with Melanie Zaelich

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Are you house blind in a slump of anxiety and stress, OR are you living in a highly healthy MFin’ house?

When Melanie Zaelich became an MFer and let me bully her into cleaning out her pantry, she got to thinking... Healthy habits aren’t just for the kitchen; they belong in every space in your house.

Melanie owns Happy Place Interiors, and she has created a service that connects 5 elements of design with the 7 habits for highly healthy MFers (inspired by my book… ARE YOU KIDDING!?). She calls it Wellness-Focused Interior Design.

So after I composed myself from being so totally flattered, I had to know what this was all about.

In today’s episode, Melanie teaches us all about intentional vibes and the elements of design that you have to consider to get you there. 


1.
Sight lines - What do you SEE when you’re standing in your space? Is your kid's stuffed toy chest bringing you peace or stress?
2.
Color - The color of walls, furniture, and decor can add or subtract energy from a space. Did you know red actually increases appetite? Yeah, maybe you should skip the red walls in the kitchen.
3.
Stuff - How much do you have? I’m telling you to get the junk out of your pantry. Melanie says to get the junk out of your house too!
4.
Light - Where are your sources of natural light? Do you have lamps? Lighting really sets the mood (see what I did there?!).
5.
Air quality - Plants, plants, plants! They improve the air quality in your home and dramatically change a space.

Interest peaked yet? Already thinking of the danger zones in your home? Don’t miss Melanie’s breakdown of the 7 habits and hear how she helps her clients specifically relate them to spaces in their home.

I’ll give you a sneak, Habit #1: Go the f*ck to sleep... definitely requires design attention in the bedroom.

PS: Oopsie...wrong plant! Melanie meant "Snake Plant". It's low maintenance, needs little water and can live in low to no natural light — making it perfect for almost any situation.

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • How does the space inside your home affect you, your happiness, and your vibe?
  • Can you really have ‘healthy habits’ in home design?
  • The 5 elements of happy place interiors.
  • The 7 habits for a highly healthy MFin’ house.

We covered colors that increase appetites, self sabotaging storage, and other interesting habits when it comes to house design. What was the most surprising? What are you gonna fix first?

Let me know on Insta!

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Join Oonagh Duncan (fitness expert and bestselling author of Healthy As F*ck/Ditch The Diet) as she examines the habits of kicking ass every day - so you can create a life of no regrets.

Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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Episode 2: Coach Ya Damn Self

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Coach Ya Damn Self

Coach Ya Damn Self

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Truth bomb time: the only person who can make you successful is YOU.

Let's be real. Coaches are great, but they can't make you run or force-feed you salads.

It's up to YOU to commit to the tiny habits that lead to success.

In this episode, we dive into the struggles of habit avoidance and how to get back on track.

Plus, a special performance of "Whiney and Wise Oonagh's Theatric Masterpiece" - and the perils of not wearing your retainer.

So sit back, drink some water for the love of all things hydrated, and learn how to coach yourself to greatness.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Why hiring a coach is helpful only to a certain extent.
  • How Oonagh is full of sh*t and a total hypocrite.
  • How to make yourself do the habits that you know you should do and really don't want to.
  • The 3-step process to get out of a rut and get yourself back on track.

IMPORTANT LINKS:

ABOUT THE SHOW

Join Oonagh Duncan (fitness expert and bestselling author of Healthy As F*ck/Ditch The Diet) as she examines the habits of kicking ass every day - so you can create a life of no regrets.

Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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