By: Patti Schwab
The newly published “A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD” by Sari Solden, MS and Michelle Frank PsyD is more than a guide to overcome your struggles with ADHD but insight into living a life free from the shame and negativity we carry with us.
Women with ADHD spend so much time and effort making up for what we believe to be our short comings we don’t realize how important it is to take pride in our strengths. Honestly, we expend so much effort in “fixing” ourselves, we don’t even take the time to look for them. Because they come naturally to us and take very little effort it’s easy to overlook these strengths and take them for granted. For women with ADHD it is natural to pay more attention to our weaknesses.
In working with ADDA for several years and with my therapist I’ve been made aware as to the extent of I’ve diminished the importance of my talents and skills. This book is a pivot point in overcoming my doubts and appreciating what I have to offer.
“A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD” is a game changer in empowering women to accept their neurodiversity. This book guides through exercises that take reader by the hand and accompany them on the journey of discovery as they look deep into their hearts to define their challenges and do the necessary work to choose a path to a stronger more confident and peaceful life.
This book is not a guide to change – but to accept your differences, ditch the shame and feelings of inadequacy and help you uncover your authentic self that has been buried for so many years. It helps you find your voice and there is nothing more empowering than being seen and heard.
In working through the exercises you identify the exact areas that have become tangled in your life due to ADHD. In working through these you can find your way to untangle them assisted by the clear direction of the authors.
I have to confess, as much as I was looking forward to the release of this book, I was somewhat reluctant to once again face how much misery ADHD can cause. A few pages into the first chapter I knew this book was different. The design of each page is such that draws you in and holds your interest which makes the content flow easily.
Life is about human connections. There is nothing more important than connecting to your authentic self. To understand your neurodiversity and not only accept but celebrate those differences. A truly radical concept for women with ADHD!
“A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD” is a book that will soon be more of a companion than a guide. I know I will go back to it as I continue to grow and accept my neurodiversity. I will always be able to re-visit the questions as my life changes, finding and accepting myself along the way and enjoying the confidence and peace I have always longed for.
Thank you to Sari Solden and Michelle Frank for this unique gift to women with ADHD!