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.
- [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!
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