Emily Weinberg: Self-concept & the power of reframing our ADHD

1h 8m | Jan 30, 2023

Episode 122 with Emily Weinberg.

“Sometimes we just ramble and talk in circles. I frequently have to stop myself and ask, Did that make any sense?”

Emily is currently a stay-at-home mom of 2 four-year-olds. She was diagnosed with ADHD in 2021 at the age 36.

Emily reached out to me and had this to say: “At the start of my diagnosis, while I loved listening to your show, sometimes it would actually make me feel a little worse about my own ADHD. While it's so great to listen to so many successful and inspiring women, I would sometimes think "how are they all doing so well despite all these challenges we both face and I feel like I'm just flailing?" Even some of them who had been diagnosed for just as long or less time than me.”

Emily wanted to share her perspective, as “the one who is also a bit lost in life, and really trying to get a grip on her symptoms and self-esteem, while taking care of 2 toddlers and trying to figure out what she is doing with the rest of her life. It's really great listening to the women who have already risen and seemingly have it figured out, but sometimes it's also validating listening to the women who don't have it all figured out yet, who are stuck in the muck right with them, but are slowly beginning to find their way out of it.”

Through her own coach and the coaching program she has been in for 2 years, Emily has learned a tremendous amount about how her own brain works and how to begin embracing it. Coaching not only changed her life in the most impactful way, it also led her to discover her own passion for coaching. She recently began training to become an ADHD coach and she wants to give back to the ADHD community by educating, supporting, and guiding other adults who suspect they have it, or those who are diagnosed and ready to learn more about their ADHD.  

This has to be one of my favorite interviews I’ve done on this show and I’m sure after you listen, you’ll agree. So if you’re out there and newly diagnosed and feeling like you’ll never get your shit together, I hope you’ll listen to this conversation and find some solace and possibly some inspiration, too. Enjoy!

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