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284: I’m not Broken, I’m Different with Geneviève Sévigny part 1

284: I’m not Broken, I’m Different with Geneviève Sévigny part 1

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There is a fine line between feeling broken and feeling different. Today’s guest is Geneviève Sévigny, who was recently re-diagnosed with ADHD. She has been struggling with how to connect to her friends and ways that she can discuss her symptoms with them. 

This is a 2-part episode chock full of ways that you can approach well-meaning friends and acquaintances when they say things that set you on edge. Geneviève is open and honest about her struggles and beliefs and the conversation was so seamless that we went way over the normal span of an episode. Get ready to dig into the beliefs you have about your diagnosis and how it affects your life.

We also discuss some of the internal conversations we have with ourselves and how our self-talk affects our relationships and worldview. Geneviève shares her struggles in the hope that others feel less alone and can learn from her experience. You won’t want to miss this 2-part episode.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:53] Welcome back to the show as we discuss the feeling of brokenness.
  • [04:27] How do you stop feeling like you’re broken and lazy?
  • [10:25] What are some ways to discuss the symptoms with friends without frustration?
  • [16:26] Ways to respond when friends say, “I do that too!”
  • [28:25] Back from the break and working to understand ourselves and our gifts.
  • [33:59] We discuss the implications of, “It’s not me, it’s my ADHD.” 
  • [42:12] Geneviève shares why the French think of ADHD as lunacy.
  • [48:30] What sucks more than ADHD? Brain injuries!
  • [50:53] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com

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Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events

Want to be a guest?

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Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups (ArC)

New Sessions Start 3 times per year. Fall sessions start Oct. 12, 2020.  Registration is by invitation only. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more.  Click the button at coachingrewired.com to get added to the invite list. 
 

Support the Podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Live Q  & A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

3 thoughts on “284: I’m not Broken, I’m Different with Geneviève Sévigny part 1”

  1. Every chamber of my heart hurt hearing Geneviève’s expressions. I paused and cried so many times throughout this interview.
    Absolutely fantastic questions to draw out pure gold for us listeners!!!

    I love ya for that and for your help with us ADD/ADHDers

    -Dan-0

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  2. Thank you Dan for sharing this. I’ve had moments like that listening to other podcasts, or books, so I know the feeling. I’m glad to hear this episode connected with you.
    I’m wondering what your biggest takeaways were. If you see my reply and you’re inspired to share, I’d love to know.

    Another great way to say thanks is to become a Patron on Patreon.
    http://www.patreon.com/adhdrewired

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  3. Not sure if it was part 1 or 2 but the whole Lunatic “French word” thing, I totally grew up with that, the expression was slightly different but means the same thing, basically to be spaced out. It was so demeaning and demoralizing, came mostly from family but I remember a teacher using it to describe me.

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