In this episode, Eric is joined by Kim Alexander! Kim is a clinical social worker turned stay-at-home mom. After being diagnosed with ADHD in 2022 at the age of 53, she enrolled in ADHD reWired’s Coaching & Accountability Groups. Furthering her ADHD journey, at the time of recording, she became involved as a peer mentor, or “ADDmin” for the coaching groups. In between parenting three kids (who all have ADHD,) Kim enjoys storytelling, political activism, skiing, or anything involving snow. She is also a competitive acapella singer who has won three international medals with her show chorus!
On today’s show, you’ll hear Eric and Kim talk about inattentive ADHD, Kim’s experience and what she learned going through the coaching groups, how the pandemic affected her, and the positive impacts of self-acceptance and letting go of self-judgment. Then, you’ll get to hear Kim narrate a short story she wrote, her passion for storytelling, her unique family experiences, and her hopes for others with ADHD who hear her story.
[00:01:10] Introducing Kim
[00:02:12] Dear ADHD…
[00:04:18] What brought Kim back to seek out an ADHD diagnosis and start working on ADHD management?
[00:14:15] Kim takes us on her journey of the last 12 months
[00:17:29] Over the last year, what are some changes Kim has observed and experienced after going through ArC?
[00:19:40] Self-acceptance, self-compassion, and being a mom
[00:26:41] “I’m not going to have anything interesting to share.”
[00:28:51] Opening up on feelings of “not enough”
[00:36:56] Long-term planning. bucket lists, and The Moth
[00:40:25] Kim shares her moth story
[00:45:57] Kim on storytelling and her unique experience
[00:48:55] Eric asks Kim to “sing” out the show
[00:51:16] Closing Thoughts
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