|Netherlands||2021-04-08||5||Denaamisdaan||Great!||I basically diagnosed myself (waiting for a professional diagnosis) and this is sooo helpful to understand myself better. I recognise my thought process, behaviour and brain altogether in the topics Kristen talks about. It really gives me a sense of what things I need to be more mindful of.
|Netherlands||2019-09-18||5||Anke 4444||Great support and fact based podcast about adults with ADHD||This podcast is a great support for adults with adhd. First of all because Kristen has adhd herself and is really vulnerable about it. But also because the explanations that she gives about this disorder are fact based. She is super clear about the ways it effects our lives. But has also great tips that gives clear goals to work towards. Thank you for the effort en the energy that you put in to help!|
|Pakistan||2019-07-09||5||dudhhgwqqtyu||Love it||I absolutely love this podcast. Thank you and please never stop.|
|Australia||2021-01-30||5||jo-f||Aussie ADHD’er||This podcast has been an absolute life changer for me, and I’m very grateful. I started listening pre my diagnosis, with just a suspicion that I may have ADHD. Now with my a diagnosis, Kristen’s podcast continues to make me feel like I have a tribe... although we can’t see other ADHD’ers, Kristen’s made me realise I’m not alone!!
|Australia||2020-10-28||3||KiteO||I’m an adult with ADHD...||and I can’t really relate to this podcast very well. I don’t need to be reassured that I’m “normal” (?) since I have had to do all the hard & important work of surviving without that crutch. I just need to work out better how to manage my brain in a way that makes me less functionally disabled. The host seems pretty keen to sell you her coaching program which she says is for “educated professionals” and honestly I think that’s the real target audience here. If you are someone who is fairly resourced already & needing some help to manage high expectations & be reassured it’s okay to not always meet them, this would probably resonate with you more. There are some interesting topics & the host is sincere, but I think different podcasts really do speak to different experiences & needs better. YMMV.|
|Australia||2020-09-19||5||Gavo74||Epic||This Pod is so good, Kristen really connects with you through the microphone and relates her experience back to real life. I loved episode 2 where she breaks down ADHD in such a easy to understand way.
I have only just started my journey with her and am looking for to hearing move. Keep up the great work Kristen and I will be back on here again when I have caught up on all the Pods.|
|Australia||2020-09-17||5||hayleyleee||Changed my life!||Kristen is honestly an expert in all things ADHD!! I have been a part of her group coaching program FOCUSED for 7 months and it has changed my life in so many ways. It all started with this amazing podcast, it always feels like she is talking directly to me and knows exactly what to say. She has helped me understand who I am, how my ADHD effects my day to day life and how to overcome the challenges it throws my way. I have spent 29 years of my life wondering why I struggle so much, but Kristen has put it all into perspective!! I’m so thankful for everything Kristen does for the ADHD community, she is incredible!!! Thank you for bringing light and happiness back into my life!! x|
|Australia||2020-08-06||5||Big M 20||Legit game changer 😉||Thank you for putting this podcast into the world! I’m a 38 year old female, hyper except when depressed/anxious, diagnosed 36, still kind of stuck and given up on ADHD podcasts because none really connected. Now I finally feel like I’ve found my ADHD tribe! You’ve helped me understand ADHD so much better and that accepting it (as opposed to pushing it aside as no big deal) is the only way to manage the bad parts that get in the way of enjoying the good parts. Sending hugs from Australia 🙂|
|Australia||2020-06-19||5||Ms Jords||Wow||I have started listening to your pod cast and was crying because I thought only I thought this way!! I’m amazed. Thank you so much. I’ll be enjoying your podcast for ever!!|
|Australia||2020-03-02||5||Happy user 892||Incredibly helpful||This podcast speaks to my soul. I’ve been going through an especially difficult time with my ADHD lately as I haven’t had access to my medication. There seems to be an episode dedicated to each of the most challenging struggles I am facing and it is really keeping my head above water through this difficult time.
Thank you Kristen for your kind and encouraging approach on ADHD.|
|Australia||2020-02-14||5||Lou3427777||YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE!||Kristen, THANK YOU - 1 million times thank you! This morning I was late for my job - again, convinced it was at a different time yada yada. Instead of just calling in late I called in sick, it’s a new job! I think I’ve left every job due to been late all the time and been fired or about to be fired. This time it’s MY business. Anyway I wallowed in SHAME (EP 5) and I was so frustrated with myself that once again my brains letting me down. I’m recently diagnosed (Age 32) and taking Meds but having no further steps. I searched ADHD podcasts and thank GOD I found YOU! I’ve cried about 5 times already and nodding my head in agreement and I’m only on to EP 6 a VISION but already I am feeling so much more support and understanding of MYSELF! I’m feeling hope I haven’t had in a long time. Thank you so so much, going off to join your FB Group and website. Please know how much you’ve helped me and will continue to, don’t ever stop this work it’s so important! Much love all the way from a New Zealander who lives in Australia. Lou x|
|Australia||2020-01-13||5||JacquiKnight76||I found my tribe! 😆||Wow....... I am a 43year old woman, a mother of 3 beautiful girls and on just figured out that I have ADHD. A friend suggested I look it up, listen to some podcasts and burst into tears, I’m text book adult ADHD and also had it as a child. Thanks Kristen for making so much sense to me, especially when you talk about parenting, I struggle so much with it as a single mum. Knowing we are alone is so important to knowing everything is going to be ok! Keep up good work 🤗😉|
|Australia||2019-12-21||4||shareandconnect||Yes!!||Thank you for sharing. Diagnosed recently as mature aged person, has personally development me immensely. I feel I could be great to get out there and connect people while giving support on how I survived. After listening to you today, the questioning of a confirmation of having an adhd is going to be let go of. I had a rule book all my life and I’ve thrown it out the window. There is no rule book!!! I need people to connect with. It’s like I am ba k on path after 5 years of hardship in many areas of life. Thank you again. I hope I can be as brave as you. X
|Australia||2019-09-24||5||naomi.bee||Aha Moments||Thank you!
Whilst I don’t have an ‘official’ diagnosis as yet, I have suspected ADHD for almost a year. Your podcast has given me so many Aha moments, and is helping me make sense of who am I am, what I do, and why. I can’t wait to learn more!|
|Australia||2019-07-18||5||ANZ.007||Loving your podcast!||I am not usually the type to write reviews, in fact this is my first. I am currently listening to your podcast about emotions (Episode #9) I almost cried because for the first time in my LIFE I felt understood. I have three young children myself and I am always struggling with my emotions, I’ve always felt like a bad mother and that I am failing them. But listening to this podcast gives me hope! Thank you Kristen. Your friend from Australia ❤️|
|Australia||2019-07-17||5||Han.hay||If you or someone you love has ADHD, PLEASE(!!!) listen to this podcast||After going in circles for so long and just getting frustrated with always feeling unstable, listening to Kristen’s insights and advice has seriously made me feel like I can (and will) learn to manage and live a normal, stable life.
I realised that despite my diagnosis and being medicated for years, I had no idea what ADHD really was or how I could do anything to help myself. I was constantly thinking “why am I like this” and then discovered I knew the answer all along, but didn’t recognise that it was my ADHD.
I have sent episodes of this podcast to the people I love to explain things I never could. It has helped them to understand and support me.
AND I have even been able to share this podcast with people I love that also have ADHD and their loved ones, who have also benefited so much from this podcast!
Thank you so much Kristen. So grateful for your wisdom and encouragement and that all you say is grounded in knowing Jesus. X|
|Australia||2019-06-26||5||Benda1983||Inspirational, informative, comforting||I really love this podcast, and I summed up why in the title of my review.
Kristen herself is inspirational, her story proving just what those of us with ADHD can achieve despite the extra challenges we face every day.
The podcast is informative, with each episode offering information and advice on a different aspect of the condition, and how it affects different areas of our lives.
It’s easy to feel alone when you grow up thinking that you’re different to everyone else, so hearing Kristen relate her personal experiences with ADHD is a real comfort-
I’m a member of a tribe, a community, a family.
If you have ADHD or know someone who does, then it’s worth having a listen.|
|Australia||2019-06-23||5||PaulPaulPaul2019||Life changer||Amazing real work tips and life hacks. Instead of platitudes like just ‘try harder’ this podcast has really helped me.
Amazing friendly likeable host.
Please keep releasing these- they really help.|
|Germany||2020-09-28||5||Zulu5186||The podcast ist a gift and your attitude rocks 👌🏽✨||Thank you sooo much for sharing your wisdom and positive energy for creating this podcast, that is helping me a lot. I love how supportive you are and the alongside therapy your podcast ist hrlüing me to rewire my brain🤙🏽✨greetings from Germany|
|Greece||2019-02-27||5||Τρου φάν||Better Late than Never!||I was only diagnosed a couple of years ago (I'm 24) and no one seemed to have recognised any of the signs as a child.
As an adult, I find this podcast speaking to my soul! Thanks ever so much! Can't wait for the next ones!|
|New Zealand||2021-03-01||5||jmtmcdaade||Amazing||ADHD daily life and advice delivered in such a optimistic and insightful way!
You pick and choose what tis applicable to you but no the less. She touches on a lot of relevant ADHD habits I have|
|New Zealand||2020-12-13||5||addzydee||Caring but firm||Love listening to this podcast. Reminds me to give myself a break!|
|New Zealand||2020-10-17||5||Keraor||Excellent self management tips and tools||Have just recently started the process of getting an ADHD diagnosis while in the middle of a lot of unmanageable overwhelm in my life. This podcast has been an absolute saving grace, helping me learn some tools and strategies I can use to look after my brain while I wait for the treatment process. Thank you Kristen!|
|New Zealand||2019-08-04||5||nzgrobanite||Best ADHD podcast ever||This has been the best, most helpful podcast on adult ADHD I have come across. If there is only one podcast you can listen to, this is the one. Kristen is easy to listen to, she is genuine, and the things she discusses are helpful for us with ADHD, especially like myself who was diagnosed at 30 years old. Thank you Kristen for a super informative podcast. It’s even been helpful for my husband too!|
|United States||2021-04-23||5||JessStrachan||Thanks, Coach! 💛||I started being coached by Kristen back when there were just 17 podcast episodes haha, and she was absolutely fabulous! It was refreshing to talk with someone who wasn’t just giving the same old advice. I always had fun during our coaching calls and learned more from her than I even realized at the time. I felt like she understood and could relate to my struggles and that is sooooo important because I eventually began to think, “if she can do it, maybe I can too…”. Almost two years later and her insight and compassion are still having a huge impact on my life. For real. Thanks, girl.🙏🏾 Much love to you Kristen and I want you to know that the work you do truly matters. PS- I finally have a dog 😉
|United States||2021-04-13||5||Ellie1730||Seriously changing my life||I recently discovered this podcast and WOW it's opened my eyes to so much and made me more gracious and understanding of myself. I wish I had had this information years ago but I'm grateful to have it now. I was telling my husband things I've learned and he said "It must be nice to feel understood." Then I cried. He's right. Thank you for this podcast and all you have given me.|
|United States||2021-04-13||1||also left blank.||Not another “coach"…||Tone is pleasant, but, my god, the privilege. I don’t want to hear about your “totally achievable goal” of 250000K a year. Just another out of touch white lady pushing her coaching program.|
|United States||2021-04-01||5||AMEquine||Thank you!||Kristen, thank you, I’ve been on the path of working and living with my ADHD for 10 years now. After college had definitely felt alone in it again. Thank you for putting this out there I feel understood and feel hope when I listen.|
|United States||2021-03-31||5||Joe.a.m||Great podcast!||Can’t stop listening.|
|United States||2021-03-29||5||Beshap||It’s like hearing myself talking||For the first time in my life I started to understand what was happening in my life. Her stories are relatable and eye opening. I feel like I have adhd was just my throw away line. I didn’t realize it was actually a problem that I should be treating. I am so sad she isn’t doing 1:1 coaching. But hopefully she will have another solution besides a group. I feel like it’s so hard to start to seek help|
|United States||2021-03-29||4||llama9342||I needed this||Just started listening today and jumped in with ep44 because I’m very much feeling “time-blind” lately. I would happily rate this pod 5 stars if transcripts were available for accessibility reasons. I would love a direct (texted) way to access Kristen’s helpful tips and neuroplasticity book recs.|
|United States||2021-03-28||5||Jules9457||Oh Kristen ❤️||Your podcast has been such a support in my life. I was just recently diagnosed with ADHD, inattentive. I was searching for something that I could listen to, that kept my attention. Ironically enough, some of the Adhd podcasts are very boring. Much love to those podcasts- I’m sure they are informative but I can’t get into it!
Anyways, I feel like your podcast hugs my soul. I am hugging you back, podcast. I have learned so much and I feel inspired. Like this isn’t just a diagnosis but a GIFT. I now have the key to unlock my potential and understand it. You have had a pivotal impact on my life. The friendship episode made me incredibly emotional. I never could understand why I struggled to maintain friendships. I felt like I was in the room with you two lovely ladies. Thank you so much Kristen for doing what you do! I look forward to hearing more from you 💛
Much love from Buffalo, NY.|
|United States||2021-03-20||5||loddie22222333223||Life changing||This podcast has helped me in so many ways, ways that I didn’t even know I needed help with. As an adult female who was diagnosed later in life, I struggled to understand myself and why I am the way I am. I felt shame. I felt alone. Kristen has provided a resource that I will be forever grateful for. She has pushed me to learn more about myself and what it means to be neurodivergent and that it’s not a shameful diagnosis or something to be embarrassed about. Thank you Kristen for all you do! You truly make a difference.|
|United States||2021-03-19||5||NolaJenRN||Life Changing!||Kristen,
Your podcast has been LIFE CHANGING for me! Finally, I have found a place that looks like me, sounds like me and is actually HELPING ME live my life more productively than I have ever before!
Keep up this amazing work-you are making such a tremendous difference!
Hugs from Jen, RN in New Orleans|
|United States||2021-03-10||5||Jen S from Asheville NC||This podcast is a gift||I Have ADHD has become a staple in my week! Kristen speaks from such a genuine, honest place. I can’t even begin to describe how validating and helpful this podcast has been for me as I navigate life as a high-functioning 35-year-old woman with recently-diagnosed ADHD. Side note—I see a couple negative reviews about the way she talks about money & thought work in general. Don’t let that scare you. 😉 All I can say is....after bingeing ALL the episodes at this point (and listening to some more than once), I’ve come to a deeper and deeper understanding of how SO MANY of our “problems” have nothing to do with circumstances and everything to do with what’s going on in our heads. I’ve seen this in action in my own life. Everything Kristen teaches is super relatable and actionable, and the episodes stick with me long after they’re over. If you have ADHD or suspect you have ADHD, be good to yourself and give it a listen. Kristen is truly giving us a gift!|
|United States||2021-03-07||5||61 Yr Old PR||Find The Gold Where You Are||I’m a 61 year old women of color who grew up speaking another language in the home as the quest speaker of this episode did. I have suffered from ADHD forever and yes I meant to say suffered. I have heard and read countless hours about the subject of ADHD.
I have never heard anything that has ever resonated so much with me than every word this speaker spoke. I’m feeling better about myself and this condition as a result of having heard her. I was starting to give up hope that things would not get better for me. Hearing the words of wisdom spoken by the speaker featured in this podcast, I feel as though I stumbled onto a pot gold . I’m feeling hopeful again and it all started when I heard the speaker say it’s “just” ADHD. What a wonderful way to put wings on something that could too often be viewed as crippling. Thank you both for putting this wonderful episode into the universe. I look forward to hearing more.|
|United States||2021-03-06||5||kimmind||The reason I’m gonna get through adult college||Thank you so much for your podcast. That’s all that needs to be said. It is a godsend.|
|United States||2021-03-04||5||[email protected]||First time listener||Just popped on the overwhelm episode on a day where I was feeling pretty burnt out and (surprise) overwhelmed!!! The first few min of promo was honestly pretty overwhelming.. lol.. BUT I stuck it out at 2x speed and within the next 5 min., I’m sold. Such a relatable and useful podcast!! Relates 100% to anyone who’s ever been fired up and burnt out too soon and had to keep going. Thank you!|
|United States||2021-03-04||3||Flutiful1058||Mixed bag||I liked it at first and really related to the info about ADHD. Then I listened to the episode about money and found it so ridiculously privileged and blind sighted and now I won’t listen anymore.|
|United States||2021-03-02||1||BostonBiz||Problematic||The teachings in this podcast are harmful to neurodivergent people. An overemphasis on controlling your thoughts, a lot of bragging about money success, and an undertone that sounds a lot like NLP used by cults. I’ve had many clients express confusion and pain after listening to I Have ADHD.|
|United States||2021-02-15||5||BethieLouWho||I’m not alone!||Love this podcast, it’s become a staple to my week! Diagnosed as an adult, this has been an eye-opener to all those little “quirks” I’ve had my entire life...and so much more! It feels great to know I’m not alone, and we can learn to use our powers for good instead of evil.|
|United States||2021-02-13||5||Lynn10836||A must-listen for adults with ADHD||Podcasts are short, informative, funny, relatable. Highly recommend for all adults with ADHD!|
|United States||2021-02-11||5||Facefilm lover||My little podcast friend!||I swear it seems like Kristen is describing my life, emotions and challenges on so many of her episodes. She’s so encouraging and speaks of ADHD from a practical standpoint. So down to earth.... seems like she’s my little friend!|
|United States||2021-02-11||5||Ada Sewell||Tons of wisdom||Bring a basket because Kristen drops so many gems of wisdom in this podcast! Her show is a magic combo of coaching, education, and loving support. Can’t recommend it enough!|
|United States||2021-02-11||5||Ladybug943||LOVE this podcast!||I’ve taken advice from this podcast and put it into practice in my life with great results. As someone with ADHD, she made me feel normal about random things I didn’t know were ADHD, which has brought me clarity and more self esteem. Thank you!!|
|United States||2021-02-10||5||1994mets||Kristin says what’s in my head||37 years old and for the first time I have a framework and vocabulary to name and deal with the things in my life that hold me back. It’s such a relief to hear someone speak so candidly about Adult ADHD and then scratch my research itch with facts and solutions. Kristin helped me identify hen get the courage to get diagnosed and treated- I don’t think I would have without this podcast.|
|United States||2021-02-09||5||OPGirl||A lifesaver||I was so happy to find this podcast when I did. It's been a lifesaver. Kristen has helped teach me the skills to be kinder to myself and to "forgive" myself for my many failings due to my ADHD. I benefitted so much from listening to the podcast that I signed up for coaching and am already really glad I did. I'm really grateful for the honesty and vulnerability of this show, and for an opportunity to find a place (both here and through coaching) where I feel like there's a whole community of people who understand the struggles. Thank you so much for this show!!|
|United States||2021-02-09||5||maleeswagner||10/10!!||Listening to this podcast has changed my outlook on my crazy ADHD life. I feel that with therapy and medication I have been able to conquer various ADHD prone issues but Kristen's podcast has really allowed me to understand my diagnosis more, be forgiving of my self, and helps me see the potential growth I'm capable of. I feel like I'm listening to a friend when Kristen talks. I can't recommend this podcast enough.|
|United States||2021-02-09||5||jungle_hair||“You cannot hate yourself into improvement.”||Thank you Kristen! I really appreciate episode 92 as a black woman! And 93 was just what I needed. I listening to it on my morning walk and forgave myself for two things that I was still bringing up in conversation. This is a great resource for ADHD🙏🏾|
|United States||2021-02-05||4||Barry Girl||Black ADHD||Black ADHD woman here. I love your show and appreciate your enthusiasm to understand and include us in the conversation. However, in response to your statement about not being able to find Black ADHD coaches...you aren’t looking that hard: Inger Colzie, Rene Brooks (Black Girl, Lost Keys) just to name the two with whom I collaborate. And my own platform (ADHD is the new BLACK) There’s a whole community over here, Hi!!! ADDA, CHADD has a list of us as well.|
|United States||2021-02-03||2||Amerk007||Good info but...||Kristen must be another Brooke Castillo Life Coach student because she speaks with the same annoying cadence that Brooke does. It makes it impossible for me to actually listen to what is being said. If someone from Brook’s organization sees this review, can you please review this with your clients? All of these people are starting to sound exactly the same - like Brooke clones or robots 😬|
|United States||2021-02-02||5||cburt987||A life raft for newly diagnosed mama||Kristen- Your podcast was the first on I found when I realized I may have undiagnosed ADHD and it has been such a life giver to me! Thankfully I now have a diagnosis and well medicated but of course that doesn’t solve all the issues. You’ve given me such an insight on myself and I so appreciate your mission!|
|United States||2021-01-31||5||Plshaq||Phenomenal Adhd podcast||This podcast is phenomenal! I have been wondering “why I am the way I am” for quite some time without finding clear answers. This podcast has changed that for me. Kristen has addressed each of my issues, one by one, in these episodes. I finally feel like I’m “getting it” and learning helpful solutions. I am so beyond thankful to you, Kristen, for this podcast. Thank you and God bless you!
|United States||2021-01-30||5||lilaaimee||Revolutionary podcast for Adult ADHD||I was diagnosed by 3 separate drs over the past 10 years with ADHD...but with the diagnosis and meds (that I would try and stop each time because I didn’t like how it altered my personalized) I realized I didn’t have the tools to navigate my ADHD, accept my diagnosis and build the skills to work with it instead of against it.
I listen to Kristen’s opening, “I am medicated, caffeinated...” it’s one of the few openers I don’t skip past. I have laughed and cried and laugh-cried often because I can finally and openly accept that it’s not a shortcoming of mine. I am a high-functioning successful adult with ADHD and this podcast has given me the tools to start getting out of this fog and frustration that I’ve learned to live with for almost 40 years.
I went through most of 2020’s episodes and now I’ve gone all the way back to 2018 to start from the beginning because the progression how Kristen has evolved in explaining things and then giving real life applicable stories has helped me so much. I love when she’s just talking in some show or when she shares the interviews from her InFocus groups (which I still want to join).
I have to say, I find it so honorable that she puts herself out there to help others with ADHD because for me it wasn’t outwardly noticeable to others but inside it was something I have struggled with for as long as I remember. I feel like she’s like a friend I can pickup and talk to on the phone with. I am so grateful for finding this podcast and highly recommend anyone wanted to behaviorally learn more about Adult ADHD to listen to it! Thanks Kristen!|
|United States||2021-01-30||5||MGBailey||So thankful!!||I found this podcast at a time in my life when I was really struggling with my new diagnosis and burnout as an adult. I was constantly looking for solutions for healing my burnout and felt like nothing was working, no matter how hard I tried. Finding this podcast was a breath of fresh air. Kristen is so honest and real with her own experience and is so clear about why and how these strategies help ADHD brains. It really felt and continues to feel like I could apply these strategies to my life and actually stick to them! This podcast has made such a difference in my life and I’m so thankful for such a quality cost-effective resource!|
|United States||2021-01-28||5||Rachael-Lynn||Ohhh...Kristen...||I’m going to admit the first couple of times I listened to the podcast your cheerleader personality was a little tough for my black cloud personality (at the time). But you...ohhhh my word! This podcast and Focused have LITERALLY CHANGED MY LIFE! I can’t even begin to tell you how much your amazingness has helped change my life! It is truly a blessing! You are adorable and I love you!! 😘😘|
|United States||2021-01-27||5||kann0729||This podcast is so helpful!||As a high functioning woman with ADHD this podcast has been so helpful as I work to change my thoughts around ADHD and improve my ability to focus. Thank you, Kristen!|
|United States||2021-01-27||5||Zvall||Spot on||I’ve only recently been turned onto this podcast and am only on episode 12 I believe, but it has changed my life for the better already. I am getting ready to move and the episode about getting rid of stuff has made this process much more easy and attainable than I ever thought it would be. Thank you so much for getting your thoughts and suggestions out there.|
|United States||2021-01-25||5||Empath 😉||Love growing with my ADHD||Kristen brings a down to earth view to adhd that I love. We need more ADHDers to normalize ADHD so we can all love ourselves and grow. Great Job Kristen!!|
|United States||2021-01-24||5||Special Needs Working Mom||Most relatable ADD podcast!||I haven’t listened to an episode yet that I haven’t learned something new. Just found this podcast a few weeks ago & am loving it. It’s so eye opening & relatable!|
|United States||2021-01-22||5||hvarwig||I have never felt more seen||I’m 25 and am just now starting the process of getting diagnosed with ADHD. I’ve never felt more seen in my life. I’ve listened to 3 episodes and feel like I have all of these new tips to help me succeed better in my life while also feeling SEEN. I’ve always thought I was just lazy, not smart, too disorganized and would never be able to get my life together. I didn’t understand why and better yet, HOW to help myself.|
|United States||2021-01-22||5||EWheel14||Inspiring||Very inspiring for you to be successful with ADHD even when you can hear your children in the background, you were not distracted at all. What you are doing is working!!|
|United States||2021-01-21||5||Lori (TheSameBirdBoutique)||Thank you!||Feeling emotional over here because I haven’t listened to a podcast that literally got me like this, EVER. As someone who has struggled in school my entire life, this has really helped me to be kinder to myself and appreciate that I’m not alone and this is Normal! I’ve had a new job every year for the past 10 years since I’ve been out of college. Some of the major struggles that your podcast had me relating to was difficulty tracking money/spending, organizing, task avoidance, emotional disregulation , and so much more. This podcast also helped me to realize how much I’m already do well to set myself up for a higher chance of success. So anyway thank you for making this podcast and helping out all of us left out there with ADHD feeling lonely, scared and inadequate as adults. What you do makes a HUGEEEEEEE difference.
-Lori (artist, SPED teacher, creator extraordinaire with undiagnosed untreated ADHD)|
|United States||2021-01-18||5||Macbones||Helps neurotypicals too!||I don’t have ADHD, but my son does — and WOW is this podcast helpful. Each of the topics that Kristen discusses (emotional regulation, shame, procrastination, self-sabotage) are so personally relevant to our situation, that every listen feels like a therapy session. There is so much wisdom here: not only do I understand my son better, but I have gained insight into my own behaviors, and human nature in general. Don’t be fooled by her lighthearted, fun-girl demeanor — this is serious, dense content. I am so grateful to you, Kristen for putting this out there!!|
|United States||2021-01-08||5||Penguin play||All of the stars!!!||The I Have ADHD podcast is a MUST listen not only for those of us living with ADHD, but for those who love someone with ADHD. I have learned so much about my behavior and emotions, and have finally felt like I am not alone. Sharing this with my mom has completely transformed our relationship. THANK YOU, Kristen! If I could rate this podcast with a million stars, I would.|
|United States||2021-01-06||5||Moiraboyra||Stage Manager with ADHD? Yep.||Hey there,
I’m 51 years old and I’ve been managing (or not) my ADHD symptoms for a long time.
It may seem like an odd job for me to choose, but I have been an Equity Stage Manager for over 20 years. Spent my entire 20’s in and out of college, figuring out how to have a job, follow through, realize that physical exercise is one of my best friends etc.
My little brother was diagnosed his senior year in high school and I figured I had it too - but why look into too much? I’m successful now.
Well. Step in COVID-19, caring for my mother who has Alzheimer’s and menopause to make all of those pot-holes in the road seem like sinkholes. I’m facing the reality that I’m a cardinal ADHD suffer. And I’m super hard on myself.
While listening to this podcast, I’m finishing the narrator’s sentences and finding the courage to dig deeper and find a couple more fixes (lateness!) and a lot more self kindness and healing.
|United States||2020-12-30||5||Emilyhijklmnop||Searching for answers||Thank you thank you thank you! Diagnosed with ADD at 12, I stopped medication after high school and gave up on believing in my diagnosis because no one took me seriously. Fast FWD to 23 with a plate of serious anxiety, depression and a binge eating disorder. Through desperation i saw a psychiatrist and was diagnosed with ADHD and put on a medication that feels like a perfect fit for me. This podcast along with therapy is changing my life and I just ran into it after running across a youtube discussion by Dr. Russel, for the first time in my life i felt heard, even though he was talking about children! Thank you for understanding my brain!|
|United States||2020-12-29||5||Wifeymomdaugjter||Wife, momma & Teacher with undiagnosed ADHD||I have always “known” I was like the other kids, always wondered why I couldn’t be and do like my sisters. Learned actual real information about ADHD when I first started teaching and had students with ADHD and ASD. Every workshop gave me new insight, working with more experienced teachers, spending time working with paraprofessionals that were excellent at working with their students, at every turn seeing more of myself in each situation and in each student. Years later my own daughter was diagnosed with ADHD and the guilt exploded because I knew but was waiting for an expert, i.e. the teacher to tell me something was off. In any case she has seen improvements with medication, but it’s not everything to a solution, this doesn’t just go anyway. I’ve only listened to the first couple of episodes and the frontal lobe information was so me, every point mentioned an area that I struggle with in my real, everyday life! So eye opening. My own daughter’s experience has been similar in the sense that our doctor never explained the frontal lobe information. If you are struggling with ADHD, keep listening. I’ve already learned so much. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience.|
|United States||2020-12-21||5||smoothenglish||thank you for this podcast||Man. I am 35 years old and until this year had no idea I had adhd. I’m so thankful for this podcast. I have been hiding myself away at home for several years since I left my job (college English teacher) because I felt like I kept letting down everyone in my life by being so unreliable. This podcast has shown me that it’s not all my fault, and there are things I can do to be better. Thank you so much, I feel like you’ve helped give me hope again.|
|United States||2020-12-08||5||Love_u_times_3||From Tiktok||Background: I am 19 year old college student with ADHD, diagnosed at 13 years old, and I’m just now getting a handle w my ADHD instead of completely depending on my Medicine (which doesn’t take all my symptoms away.
I found her podcast through my ‘for you’ page on tiktok and I wish I found it sooner. This pandemic through me completely off my horse & ive felt so bad about it. But after listening to this podcast.
I don’t feel alone.
I understand my adhd better.
And I’m learning to work with my adhd better.
I’m not as shameful about my adhd .
I love her voice, it’s calming and makes me feel at home. She explains really well. Also she is honest and truthful about her own strugggles with ADHD.
I plan on joining her program.|
|United States||2020-11-29||5||Evan Nash #1||Amazing||I am not an adult I am a 10 year old boy with ADHD and struggle a lot this podcast is amazing and totally kid friendly and I think that everybody in the world should listen, subscribe and give a five star review to this podcast. I love this please keep making more.|
|United States||2020-11-19||4||ssdsttttop||Excellent content||Ep 77 you repeatedly say “ your brain doesn’t remember things” “ don’t use your brain to remember things” However. there are differences in every aspect of different forms of ADHD and some have other conditions as well. This presumed that we are all like you.
Even two people without adhd are completely different. You also mention that you improved your memory so then you don’t mean to say we can’t improve ours but you go back to saying , “your brain can’t remember...”
In my opinion, You are normally very encouraging. this episode was about your issues and your limitations and projecting them on everyone with adhd. We are not all like you, but your encouragement and ideas are positive and extremely helpful to myself and many others . I say this only because I want you to be aware, not to say as a whole this is you, just a thought in your word choices and categorizing all adhd as like yours.
As you know. our self talk can be very negative for some and we have enough “ you’re defective “ attitudes, you’re not about what’s wrong, that’s inspiring. Keep up the great work.|
|United States||2020-11-17||5||Danoonz_peterson||I FINALLY feel normal!||I just started listening to your podcast! I love it! I was diagnosed with ADHD later in life, around age 30 and I’m now 37. This podcast is helping me feel so much more normal! At times I feel crazy and insane, and I don’t know much about my ADHD condition. After listening to the podcast, I have learned about the condition and also learned a lot about myself. And most importantly, I have realized that I am normal! I am not crazy… Thank you so much I love your podcast! And I will continue to listen!|
|United States||2020-11-10||5||sophie golabchi||Kristen is a rockstar!||Her podcast and monthly membership is amazing! She is living proof that you can do great things and be successful even if you have ADHD. I am beyond grateful to have found her, only if it was years sooner! Highly highly recommend.|
|United States||2020-11-08||5||Eileen BQ||Time Blindness||I love the episode about spouses married to someone with ADHD. It is so true about getting out the door on time. I always go back in the house for “just one more thing” numerous times! It drives my husband crazy!|
|United States||2020-11-05||5||Sanghoimnnl||This is my must listen everyday podcast.||From a guy of “ I’LL DO IT LATER” to “ DO IT NOW OR NEVER” . I have been struggling so much in the past 26 years and just figured out why I did what I did thanks to Kristen.|
|United States||2020-11-03||5||mfayb||Thankful||I am so thankful for this Podcast. It gives me hope, encouragement, and helps me learn to defeat my shame! Thank you Kristen for opening up about your struggles and giving us all some light!|
|United States||2020-10-28||5||BusterTheKiller||Light Bulbs||I’m 41 years old and have recently come to the realization that I have ADHD. I have always known that I am different from most other people. But the journey has a been even more difficult for me I think because I have the Inattentive subtype and my age. The symptoms and social interactions are different for an introvert like me.
I really appreciate hearing things in this podcast that have helped me understand the dopamine payoff and setting up reward systems. I’m only seven or eight episodes in but I have learned a lot! Listening to the author talk about her life experiences and how close they align with many of mine is crazy! Inattentive subtypes live in their own head. Throw being an introvert on top of that and one can easily think that they are alone in the world, even with a wife and kids.
I’m not good with words, but listening to an everyday person who is not a doctor trying to tell me what is and what isn’t, just sharing her life experiences and the things she has learned is amazing. I really appreciate the effort she puts into these podcasts.|
|United States||2020-10-25||5||agpdreams||Engaging and authentic podcast!||I appreciate Kristen’s passion to share what she has learned, her authenticity, and humor. She shares her successes & challenges, as well as tips to overcome those challenges. I knew this was the podcast for me when she mentioned some of us will research the $&@! out of something (my words) and not know when to stop and just take action. Again my words, but i didn’t realize this was something I shared with many others! Honestly, I didn’t consider it could be a form of procrastination (as is editing this review, haha!), I just thought I was thorough. In fact, I have had several of those O.M.G. moments now listening to this podcast.
Kristen- love you & your podcast! I haven’t listened to all episodes yet (I’ve skipped around, sigh), but hoping to find one on going to sleep, and one for those over 50 whose challenges have been inversely proportional to their hormone levels 😜. I realize that you are too young to have personal experience, but I’m confident you would do the topic justice 😊|
|United States||2020-10-24||5||Wannabeahotmomma||So thankful for this podcast!||I have to admit, I am a newbie. I’m new to my ADHD diagnosis (at 35, just diagnosed last month) and I’m new to podcasts. I found your podcast thanks to a fellow ADHDer that I found on tiktok. Her posts helped me learn so much about myself and she recommended your podcast, so here I am! I started at number 1 and am up to 7 now and I love it! You’re helping me learn so much about myself and how to navigate my struggles for the first time in my life! So thank you! Please keep it up! You’re really helping people (at least me). Thanks|
|United States||2020-10-22||5||11maddie||Thank You!||Like anyone else with ADHD, I am the pro at procrastinating...I just wish I hadn’t procrastinated listening to this podcast! Her advice is backed up with personal stories that are so relatable.|
|United States||2020-10-21||5||ssejica1212||She feels like a friend!||In the process of getting diagnosed and this si mind blowing, I am inky on episode 17 and I have made so many small changes that have drastically changed my life.|
|United States||2020-10-20||5||cecsta||Kristen Carder I rock||Since The moment I found ur podcast I’ve been hooked ever since. I love the procrastination focus this month and I will be her for November as well. Keep doing what you do! There are so many more of us out there that need to find us, you can do that!|
|United States||2020-10-20||5||Nicola353||Amazing||I have just been diagnosed with ADHD at 40. Kristen is amazing and explains everything so well. I feel so encouraged to finally get my life on track. Thank you for all your help Kristen ❤️|
|United States||2020-10-16||5||Ktmsl77||Mind Blowing||I was diagnosed three years ago and was put on medication. While it has helped, I was still feeling like a failure in life because I can’t finish tasks or projects, remember things, start things I don’t want to do...I thought I was just lazy. This makes it so clear that I need help, not just medication. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!|
|United States||2020-10-13||5||gerbs12||Kristen and her work is a breath of fresh air!!||Wow! Kristen and her candidness on her own journey is a breath of fresh air. For me, my adhd medication is not a panacea (duh!) Kristen and this Podcast has helped me tremendously to learn best practices for daily executive functioning skills that I still need to refine while taking my meds. Kristen makes me feel like “I’ve got this! I am in control of my adhd and my adhd is not in control of me.” THANK YOU KRISTEN!!!|
|United States||2020-10-13||5||suzam||If think you have ADHD listen to this podcast!||Kristen, thank you. I discovered I have not so mild ADHD. In college I would turn down the heat, sit in the bath tub(no water), make the lights as bright as possible and study. It was so uncomfortable, but every time I thought about that it reminded me to study. I love your podcast, great advice, suggestions and strategies. But I think the most important thing is how nice it is to hear that other people have the same struggles. Thank you again!
Ps I’d love to hear a podcast about or maybe clients or your experience with being pregnant and having ADHD. Did you still take meds? If not how did you handle it. It’s a fear of mine to have to go off meds, and I’m sure I’m not alone.|
|United States||2020-10-12||5||InstaUser87||A Great Find!||Thank you Kristen for this! I was diagnosed a year ago at 42. Being able to understand my ADHD has made such a huge difference in my life already. Since I’m on the older side, I want to learn as much as I can as quickly as I can. I don’t want to lose any more time. This podcast has provided me with so much. Highly recommend!|
|United States||2020-10-01||5||Bri Swing||Wow, to know we aren’t alone!||I downloaded tik tok for work and the magic that is social media showed me a lot of adhd accounts and led me to this podcast! It’s been 48 hours of me listening to it and feeling so overwhelmed to know these traits are all because of my ADHD. I’m medicated but haven’t had this type of coaching or experience shared with me and this podcast fills that huge gap and is incredibly empowering.|
|United States||2020-09-29||5||bringthethunder!||👍🏻||I am not even through the 2nd episode and I’m already finding it helpful. It’s so comforting to learn and hear someone else’s story while living with adhd. Thanks for opening up and having a passion to help others! You’re the bomb! 💗🙏|
|United States||2020-09-27||5||frozie25||Outstanding podcast||I think this podcast is excellent! Her voice is soothing and she really knows how to break down life! Im gonna binge listen!|
|United States||2020-09-23||5||Allisonn90||So glad I found this!||This is a total game changer. If you have ADHD as an adult, you would be doing yourself a disservice to not listen to this.|
|United States||2020-09-22||5||amanderrrrrrrrrrr||Life changing||This podcast has literally been life changing for me. I was diagnosed last year at 32 with little guidance on what that meant. This podcast made me feel validated for all my struggles through the years and I’ve found so many tips and tricks to how to manage my day to day. I get excited every Tuesday to see what’s next on the podcast agenda! Keep it up Kristen Carder!|
|United States||2020-09-19||5||EileenDickinson||Top notch, keeps getting better||I reviewed this podcast last year but I wanted to give an update that it keeps getting better! 1. The amount of value I have received from this podcast is amazing. I feel genuinely lucky to have access to so many helpful mindset shifts for FREE- 2. It keeps getting better- I feel like we are on a journey with her and get to learn from her insight- I believe we are watching her elevate into someone who’s managing their mind at a higher level as time goes on and we get to watch that transformation and learn from it! 3. Thank goodness I found this podcast because before ever speaking to Kristen my life was changed by this podcast. I started taking treating my ADHD brain seriously and that alone was transformational AND without this podcast I wouldn’t have become a 1 on 1 client and Focused client of Kristens and the amount of transformation I see in myself and others in the group every week is really outstanding. Kristen is dedicated to serving her clients at the highest level. She is a caring and honest person and She understands what it’s like to deal with ADHD and she refuses to believe we are stuck where we are. She believes in the ADHD community. The experience of someone believing in what you’re capable of and not believing the story that “I can’t” is truly life changing and I could never thank her enough for the work she’s doing in this world.|
|United States||2020-09-17||5||Kristiinalee||Finally, a resource for ADHD’ers||Kristen is the real deal. I’ve had so many aha moments listening to the show. Her warm and engaging personality comes through while she shares actionable tips and strategies to help you manage your ADHD. So grateful for this resource!!!|
|United States||2020-09-16||1||HBJ611||Meh||First few episodes are actually helpful and give good tips. Lately the episodes have turned more into advertising for her subscription and talking around the subject until her 30 mins is up. While I understand the host also has ADHD, I was looking more for tips/advice/learning experiences rather than the “join my focused group for more info” and explaining ADHD in a broad manner that doesn’t apply to everyone.|
|United States||2020-09-11||1||kathasneverleftareview||Steeped in Privlege||This podcast hits the absolute wrong tone. Don't watch the news and/or block out any politics or natural disasters that don't directly concern you or your children? Yikes.|
|United States||2020-09-09||2||realadhdhuman||Get your Genuine Snake Oil here!||If you’ve got $1800 a year to spend on mental health see the absolute best psychiatric professional and therapist you can find because this podcast is just an ad for her subscription service. Oddly tone deaf about being extremely wealthy is genuinely hilarious and sad during a pandemic. There are ways to speak to people in a way that isn’t condescending but she has not found a way how to do that yet. Money probably makes a lot of symptoms of our shared condition easier. Lots of anecdotes from ‘real members’ about going out and doing all these activities - in 2020. April, May and June 2020. Sure. It’s fine I guess and really surface level material you could get for free from your library. Maybe your tolerance for a white lady telling you how to fix your life and get rich is still high in 2020 but my adhd friends and I can’t relate. I can’t speak to someone else’s mental conditions but I know for me the way she talks about adhd makes it seem like a minor inconvenience. See a professional and avoid this mess.|
|United States||2020-08-31||5||merface123||Thank you for the bottom of my disorganized and depressed about it heart||Even in the first episode I felt seen in the warmest and most helpful way. So excited to take the journey to success|
|United States||2020-08-19||5||Sarah Anne Maas||An absolute MUST if you have ADHD!!!||I’m beyond grateful Kristen does what she does with such authenticity. The things you’re capable of when you start to understand your brain and how your adhd affects you allows you to unlock your unique super power. Kristen helps me feel motivated and empowered to believe in myself, help others, and DREAM BIG!|
|United States||2020-08-18||5||Paxz5768||Dumped like a baby from a stork||I am 40 now was diagnosed at 32 with ADHD.
That’s all I knew. Dumped like a Baby from a stork.
All I knew I was failing at everything except my career.
I happened to fall on this pod cast. And it has made a huge difference in my life. Most of all saved my life.
Thank you very much.|
|United States||2020-08-12||5||SunNSnoRN||LIFE-CHANGING!!||I’m SO HAPPY that I came across this podcast last year! Kristen, along with her wisdom, encouragement, enthusiasm & her transparency have been life-changing for me in every positive way! I’ve learned that I’m not alone in how I feel about my ADD-related challenges & that it IS possible to live a happier, healthier more productive life WITH ADD/ADHD. On days when I’m feeling frustrated, exasperated & dysfunctional with a capital “D,” listening to her podcasts ALWAYS helps me to feel better, improves my attitude & changes my perspective... & gives me a good kick in the behind when needed, too! She provides concrete, relatable examples and recommendations to promote positive growth & change. My husband has benefited from her podcasts, too, both as a person with ADHD and as the spouse of someone with ADD/ADHD. BONUS: we’ve had amazing conversations after every single podcast! Kristen is a very real, very inspiring & truly valuable breath of fresh air—anyone impacted by ADD/ADHD will gain beneficial insight & useful ideas by listening to any of her podcasts!|
|United States||2020-08-10||5||Jules42593||LOVE THIS LADY!!||Kristen, I listen to your podcasts on Spotify but I had to come here on Apple where I could review it because you and this podcast are simply amazing. After being diagnosed with ADHD almost 2 years ago, I brushed it off and couldn’t see how it affected my life because I didn’t know the symptoms and nobody in my family had ever been diagnosed. I was skeptical because I received no information on the diagnosis and was just given a stimulant, getting it upped every month because I wasn’t working on my thought processes along with taking the medication, and I was also experiencing an enormous amount of grief that I couldn’t process correctly (still working on that). I quickly took myself off because I noticed my mental health declining. I’m still struggling but it’s getting easier because I finally decided to look into how adhd affects the brain and mental health. I found this podcast on Spotify and instantly connected with it because you’re in the same state as me!! I’m outside of Scranton in Waverly, PA. I can’t afford therapy right now so I have the routine of listening to your podcasts every day in the morning to get me grounded. It’s become a vital resource for me to learn how to deal with ADHD while I’m getting back on my feet financially and I couldn’t be more grateful. You’re a best friend to me and so many other people every day when we feel alone in our heads. Thank you so much, you are sooo appreciated ♥️|
|United States||2020-08-09||5||kennel11||Growing||Binged this whole thing in a week since discovering it! This podcast is so INCREDIBLE and has taught me so much. Thank you for sharing your story and tips! I’ve never felt so understood and accepted and am understanding myself so much more.|
|United States||2020-08-07||5||PNWArkansan||Wow||Let me preface this by saying at 30 one week ago someone (in my memory) said I should be tested. I asked my mom and I went diagnosed BUT untreated since elementary school. So I started researching and trying to find testing. I found the podcast and in the 20 short episodes I’ve been able to listen to I’ve cried, I’ve found understanding, I went from shame to this isn’t something I can control, I find community in how I’ve felt for years, and I’ve found acceptance in medication. I got my results from my test yesterday and I “clearly meets the criteria for ADHD, combine type.......it’s probable her self esteem has been extremely affected....I suggest medical care” and in that sentence because of this podcast I found relief vs shame. I’ve signed up for focus and I’m ready to turn my life around and thrive. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Also I need a T-shirt that says “Clearly.”|
|United States||2020-08-04||5||easystreeteach||Love that I discovered this podcast!||This podcast has given me the courage to finally see a doctor about my ADD ( I’m 42!!). I listen to you and your guests and recognize so much of myself in you all. I have fought this for so long and my hot mess of a life really shows it. You have encouraged me to finally seek help. Thank you.|
|United States||2020-07-29||5||Mads34587||I thought I was loosing my mind||I got diagnosed as a kid, and honestly had a really hard childhood. I was heavily shamed and punished for what I now know are symptoms of ADHD. Because I never knew what my diagnosis actually meant I figured it wasn’t a big deal, and I got off medication as an adult. I’ve spent the last 6 years wondering what was wrong with me, and making poor choices. I finally started to look into ADHD and I found Kristen. Not only am I a better mother, and wife, I’m more confident. Kristen teaches you about ADHD with so much understanding and kindness while also being incredibly real and honest. She’s funny and engaging, and her voice is very calming which helps keep me interested and engaged. I honestly can’t give her enough praise because she’s truly opening my eyes to who I am, and I really didn’t understand how badly my misinformation and self shaming was hurting my life. Kristen helped me see that I am exactly who I need to be, and if people don’t like me, that’s okay, because I like me. I know that’s a really basic concept, but I truly didn’t understand it.
Last thing! When she said “Adults can do whatever they want” that blew my mind. 😂 I never considered that this is my life, and I should live it for myself, and not just do things to make people happy. I’ve always been a good little soldier, and wouldn’t even jaywalk or tell a white lie because I was so scared of getting in trouble.
So basically, if you think you might have ADHD, but you don’t know where to start, you’re in the right place. Welcome home. 💕|
|United States||2020-07-29||5||kaysevans||It’s like having your own personal ADHD coach on demand!||I’m a student with ADHD — an engineering student. On its own, this discipline is difficult and grueling, but with ADHD the struggles are amplified. Combine that with studying/working/living in the same 800-square-foot apartment (thanks, COVID), my studies have been struggling. I discovered this podcast on Spotify and I am HOOKED. I listen to Kristen when I study, and I feel like she’s almost sitting next to me, encouraging me and showing me that succeeding with ADHD is completely possible. Thank you so much, Kristen!|
|United States||2020-07-28||5||DylanMierz||Undiagnosed, finally seen||I won’t waste people’s time with the crazy backwards way I found this podcast and Kristen’s work, but I’ll just say that in the span of a few days I went from believing the worst about all of my shortcomings and how they were my own personal failures as a human, to realizing I may have been high functioning with a smaller frontal lobe and impaired executive functions this WHOLE TIME. Anyway, I’m blessed to have found resources and a teacher made of gold for something I only was just able to name. I’ve already made shifts in my life that have helped me reduce the shame I wallow in, be more realistic about expectations, and finally get to work at times I would’ve happily continued to be distracted. I joined FOCUSED and my membership opens in a few days, positively itching to get in there. Thanks so much, Kristen! You’re a gift.|
|United States||2020-07-27||5||Christopher-Mycheal||I don’t even have ADHD!!||Can I just say that I don’t even have ADHD. My wife on the other does, and she has been looking for different sources to help her and I understand how to operate with this third member in our marriage. Can I say that I’m sure I’ve listened to more of these podcast then she has because it doesn’t just help me understand my wife, but it gives me guidance on things that I’m curious about for myself. Very informative!! I love it!|
|United States||2020-07-24||5||CJRaw3||Wonderfully helpful!!!!||Just found this podcast- if you have ADHD and are struggling this podcast is SO very helpful!!! It reminds me of being a new mom and really appreciating talking to other moms about the struggles of motherhood!
It also opened my eyes about how to approach and offer help to my child who struggles with ADHD too! Love this!!!|
|United States||2020-07-21||5||Katie Kate 111||Are you kidding me?!||I actually found a podcast that I can LISTEN TO. Which is ironic, for all of us really, because of my ADHD! Kristen, thank you. I’m only on episode 12 but I couldn’t wait to write a review. You’ve given me so much insight to a part of myself that I’ve ignored and neglected for pretty much all of my life (I’m 27). I’ve discovered that I am capable of so many things, regardless of the struggles that come along with having ADHD. Thanks for helping a girl out, and for being totally real with all of us! Can’t wait to keep listening.|
|United States||2020-07-10||5||Jb recrd breker||Sooo amazing!!||I saw someone post a clip of this on tik tok and I immediately related to the audio, so I had to check it out. Not only are there few resources for adults with adhd, but there are even less for Women with Adhd!! Even though the host includes men in her discussions, hearing another womens perspective on the inner-workings of the adhd mind is not only great coaching for me, but also makes me feel as though I am part of a community! Thank you so much for this -I also love the “medicated & caffeine-ed up” intro hahaha!|
|United States||2020-07-06||5||raqyroc||Feeling seen ❤️||I found this podcast by scrolling social media. I was diagnosed as an adult and just thought that it was an issue with focus and staying on task. So many “issues” I’ve had since a little kid I just thought were personality flaws. Always being late, underestimating how much time a task would take, emotional outbursts, disorganization and clutter everywhere. Listening to this podcast and realizing that it is all part of my diagnosis makes me feel relieved. I cry almost every episode because I finally feel like I’m not alone and I’m not a crappy inconsiderate human. Accepting this has already prepared me to start taking action and asking for help to develop tools to be the person I want to be. Thank you for this podcast and thank you for helping so many people feel like they are not alone.|
|United States||2020-07-01||5||new_day||Outstanding!||I have been through only one month of her Focused coaching. I have already noticed a substantial change in my attitude and basic outlook on life and A.D.D. The program is great because there is no pressure to do any part of it. It doesnt even matter if your busy one day. You could see the recording of it later or not. This is a perfect tool for adult A.D.D. Try it out!
This podcast is just fantasticl. Its what led me to invest in my mental health.|
|United States||2020-07-01||5||LeidySQ||I’m si glad I found this podcast||Every topic has hit home for me. I am just on episode 5 and I am so grateful this podcast exist
I am able to feel ok for having adhd and just continue learning more about my symptoms and finding the best coping mechanism besides my medication
Thank you for all the content and I admire how well you communicate every point and approach every topic with kindness but laying down all the facts and research|
|United States||2020-06-30||5||Liszew||I feel so validated!||When listening to Kristen I feel like she is speaking to me, as if she knows everything about me personally and what I’m doing wrong and need to work on. The podcast is the best, my favorite and most helpful resource and I’m really wanting to join Focused, maybe for August I’ll get to. I need her in my life everyday giving me adult supervision and direction.|
|United States||2020-06-17||5||IzzyKPeterson||So glad I found this Podcast!||So thrilled to have found this podcast! It’s been super helpful to me (48) and my daughter (21) - even for my husband/her father in understanding our ADHD brains!
(And, sorry it’s taken me so long to get in here and leave this review but I’d come in dozens of times with every intention of leaving a review and then - guess what? Got distracted! But it’s done now|
|United States||2020-06-16||5||aurisacces||You are not wrong!||I just wanted to tell you that you verbalized at the end of today’s podcast the exact thought I had running through my mind the whole time I was listening - probably your best and most important recording to date (and I’ve loved them all!).
52 and have nearly been physically and mentally destroyed by the pressures of a high performance job without understanding my struggles with a neuro-developmental disorder (the language that allowed me to accept the diagnosis as valid for myself). Your show has helped me shift into a new era of self-compassion, relief, and hope for a better future.
Thank you and keep up the good work. Thank you 🙏🏼.|
|United States||2020-06-15||5||Raf0908||Game Changer! A must listen!||I was recently diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 30. I’ve lived with Anxiety my entire life, which masked the symptoms of ADHD. When a friend recommend this podcast to me, I had a lot of “AHA” moments! Hearing all Kristen’s experiences and the information she provides, helped explain a lot of what I’ve struggled with and could never figure out why. It all started to make so much sense! Her content resonated with me so much that I signed up for her online coaching program, Focused, and it’s been great so far. It’s super helpful to have that accountability system and to hear from others who have similar struggles. I know it’s going to take a lot of work to learn how to better function with ADHD, but am so glad and comforted to have Kristen leading the way. 🙏🙏❤️❤️|
|United States||2020-06-14||5||rjax12da||I’m so glad I found this podcast!!!||I am in the military and currently deployed to the desert. After many years of searching (I’m 43), I found out a couple of months before I left that I had ADHD. I was fine in basic training when I was told what to do every moment of the day, but as soon I became a leader and no longer a follower, for years, I’ve felt like I’ve been surviving, but most of the time trying to swim through mud.
After I found out that I had ADHD, every struggle, every difficulty in relationships, every emotional crash-and-burn...made total sense. Full disclosure, when I came to terms with the diagnosis, I cried because I had remorse for the “better me that could’ve been (had I known earlier)”.
When I got out of shame mode and started looking for strategies and resources, I came across your podcast. Now, it is officially part of my morning routine. It’s been so helpful to know that there is a community of ppl out there who also struggle, slip up, and SUCCEED!
Your podcast is like a sonic daily reminder to have hope, continue to seek help, and to give love my brain and myself. ❤️
Thank you so much for your spirit, your struggles, and your grace. And thank you for this podcast!
|United States||2020-06-11||5||ESinDC'93||Wow, This Podcast is Bang On||I’m new to ADHD diagnosis, but the host, Kristen, is so good about outlining the exact struggles I’ve faced my whole life without a diagnosis up until now. She offers actionable items as solutions to the struggles of people with ADHD and ADD, and she never takes a judging tone or blames people for their shortcomings as a result of ADHD. Very highly recommend this podcast.|
|United States||2020-05-16||5||amawordbrain||I’m Not Alone!||When I started listening to this podcast, you read my mail. I identified with so much that you said. I am an enneagram 7 and I do not love to cry but I was nearly in tears listening to the Shame episode. I have always said the thing I felt most self-conscious about is my personality because I was made to feel obnoxious and annoying because I was loud and too much. Hearing you describe it as shame resonated so deeply with me. Hearing that someone else felt that way made me realize I am not alone!
Thank you so much for taking on this adventure. This podcast has changed my life and I have sent it to several people that I know struggle with ADHD as well.
If you are looking for a podcast to help you understand yourself deeper as an ADHDer, I highly recommend this one!|
|United States||2020-05-14||5||NorCalFashionGal||Nailed How I Feel Perfectly||I came across your podcast on Stitcher in the middle of Week 7 of shelter-in-place for Coronavirus when I have been looking at the same projects over and over again, feeling unmotivated and being so frustrated with myself.
Last week, I talked to my therapist about the extreme fear of failure which at my age has become failure after failure after failure. ADHD can make you feel so ashamed and stuck.
Today, I took a drive to the ocean near my house to change the scenery. I made a point to listen to this podcast by the ocean. And, I started to cry in relief about being lovable no matter what your failures are. Thank you for letting me walk back through my front door feeling transformed.|
|United States||2020-05-11||5||Rachel3002||Why am I crying||I’m on episode #3 and I’m still crying, not because I’m sad, but because I’ve never felt so heard without saying anything. I hear something I can relate to, and I start to cry, then she says something funny and I’m laughing again. I’m so happy this podcast exists. Thank you for this❤️|
|United States||2020-05-06||5||tswan815||Amazing content with conversational tone||This podcast is full of useful tips, advice and resources whether you have adhd, think you might, or you love someone who does! Kristen does an amazing job of making it feel like she’s sitting right there with you wherever you’re listening and just being a real person, not a perfectly polished presenter. Keep up the great work, this is a very valuable resource.|
|United States||2020-04-30||5||lunnieg||As a parent..||...Of an adult with ADD, I need this! I wish we knew this all 8 years ago when my son started to struggle. I am asking him to listen also. Keep it up!!|
|United States||2020-04-27||5||Lindsyyyyy||Amazing||24 year old who has struggled for a while. I stumbled upon this podcast last week and was so blown away that I joined her group coaching for next month|
|United States||2020-04-21||5||Melissa.Barbehenn||Adult Diagnosis Was Eye Opening||I suffered from severe postpartum depression and OCD with my first child in 2010. After years of seeing a psychiatrist every several weeks and therapy on and off, I finally said something that triggered my doctor to send me for testing. My husband calls me “90% Melissa.” At 36 years old, I got tested and learned the extent of my ADHD diagnosis.
Since then, I’ve been working on trying meds, but I know something is missing. “Pills don’t make skills”. Enter the I have ADHD podcast. To have a woman, around my age, describe me to a “T” has helped me tremendously. I’m only on episode 9, but I have found myself nodding, agreeing, and crying in disbelief that I have suffered so long not knowing that things could be better. I look forward to learning from Kristen and getting my life back ❤️|
|United States||2020-04-03||5||AdrienneW||ADHD value||I really needed this podcast. I was diagnosed with ADHD in 2010 (I think) and I’m 51. The meds changed my life! I am an artist, always knew that’s what I wanted to be, but I found your podcast and realized my meds needed adjusting and more than what my pcp can do.
Also, because of being diagnosed years ago, I think more has come out about ADHD for adults than back then as you gave supplies information about symptoms of which I wasn’t aware. Thank you for sharing your experiences with this disorder.
I do believe that ADHD works for artists in a crazy way but it’s not going to help an artist if it’s uncontrolled. Totally agree that one needs to treat their ADHD. It feels so much better!!
|United States||2020-03-26||5||Kate52843||Whoa, it’s me!||As a working mother with ADHD I had no idea how much I DIDN’T know about myself! I often listen to this podcast in the evening when unwinding In bed next to my husband. We often laugh because Kristen will say something about her behavior and my hubby will say “yep, that’s you!” But not only is it entertaining, it’s helping me to understand not only my diagnosis but myself. Kristen also is allowing me to be kinder to myself and realize I’m not neurotypical and that’s ok! Not an excuse but an explanation. I highly recommend this podcast, and all of her resources, if you or someone you love has ADHD but doesn’t quite know what it really means. Thank you Kristen!!|
|United States||2020-03-22||5||randajk||This Podcast Saved My Life||If it wasn’t for this podcast, I wouldn’t realize how normal I really am (at least as normal as one can be having ADHD). I’ve built more self-esteem within myself, I’ve given myself more grace, I’ve been able to educate myself more, and realize that I’m not alone.
I’m even looking into the future as becoming an ADHD coach specializing with single moms like myself.
Kristen, thank you for speaking out. Thank you for being raw. Thank you for not holding back. There’s other ADHD podcasts that have been out longer that don’t even compare to yours. Your audio, your content, your encouragement far surpasses theirs & you’re just beginning. I look forward to seeing/hearing how much more you will change and shape our ADHD world. You will and already have gone so far!!
Miranda (Tulsa, OK)|
|United States||2020-03-10||5||Love Kristen||Antidote to adhd blogs/books||Part of adhd means having anxiety about how to learn about it, deal with it, and stick with a plan for change. Kristen’s podcasts are succinct and constructive. Her calm, friendly but no bs advice is like having a friend who understands the condition and holding your hand through the ups and downs. Given the expense of books and counselling, her podcasts are a real gift.|
|United States||2020-03-08||5||Mom driver of 4||You give me HOPE!!! 💗||I am only on episode 3, but I just have to tell you that you have given me so much hope and encouragement already! I have grown up my whole life, I am almost 42, knowing that I had ADHD. I have been on medicine the majority of my life and have/had wonderful therapists and drs along the way. However, I have NEVER heard anyone talk about all of the everyday little obstacles that I face. I feel as if you are directly describing all of the thoughts, anxieties and irrational fears that I deal with and yet, I had no idea that it was associated with ADHD. I keep thinking about all of the phone calls, texts, emails that go unreturned because of the overwhelming anxiety, that I don’t understand myself AND the completely irrational fear of not knowing what question someone *might* ask me or if I will be prepared with the *correct* response, paralyzes me.
I have great intentions, always. I make lists, I organize, I research “systems”. Then when they don’t work, I start over. It becomes a “wash, rinse, repeat” senario. It is exhausting and defeating. My wheels turn and turn, but nobody can see all of the effort and energy that went into it. Instead, there is nothing to show for it and then I get the critiques of “why did you waste your time doing (whatever)?!” The feeling of incompetence takes a huge toll.
I am so excited to have found you and look forward to listening to every word you have to say. Just knowing there are other ADULTS, that have internal struggles like ME, but have become SUCCESSFUL! gives me so much encouragement! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! 💗|
|United States||2020-03-06||5||DAS8893||Where have you been?! (Ok, more like why didn’t I find you sooner!)||Kristen, I don’t know how to express to you how so very thankful I am to you and your podcasts. Honestly, I have self-helped and doggedly analyzed, researched and tried my way through so very many approaches, methods, podcasts, books, apps, blogs etc., etc. since having been diagnosed with ADHD only eight years ago. My therapist is great and he’s provided me with tons of direction but you and your podcasts are exactly what’s missing in my ADHD life! Every episode I’ve listened to since finding you ( only two weeks ago) results in a mind blowing and complete mind shift on my entire present-day and future ADHD-self. Every topic you cover and your a thought process is exactly what’s provided me hope and confidence that I can still do life successfully (as I have done with a successful career, home and family but with oh so many stumbles of which I’m now again stumbling hard in again). With your podcasts Im now believing in me again and that my ADHD brain may take differing approaches and pathways to most things in life but it doesn’t mean I’m less worthy less smart less motivated less anything than non ADHDers and definitely nothing to be ashamed nor apologitic about any longer. I’m capable and will do this life, ADHD and all! (And finding out that you too live in the philly area and have the same goals priorities and approach to life has been even more inspirational and comforting as well) Hope to meet you some day soon. Thank you so much! (Phew that took me an hour to write !)|
|United States||2020-02-28||5||halebird14||An Eye Opening Experience||I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was about 10 years old. My parents chose not to medicate me because my dad had ADD and was medicated as a child and hated it. Once I got to college I decided I couldn’t focus on my studies and I wanted to be medicated... which was a whole other journey in and of itself. Now that I am a young adult in the workforce, trying to maintain an apartment with my boyfriend and doing all sorts of fun adult things, I realize how much my ADHD is truly affecting my life. This podcast has been so helpful and at times overwhelming in regards to how much clarity (and accuracy) Kristen provides. It’s helped me realize I’m not lazy or stupid, I HAVE ADHD!!! Not to mention the helpful tidbits on how to get your life in order when you do struggle with ADHD in many different ways!! Love it!!|
|United States||2020-02-27||5||Eleni Agiz||Incredibly valuable||I am an adult with ADHD who just recently discovered this and so I started searching g podcasts and found this. This is an honest sharing of experience and strategies. I love the honest direct coaching. I have found it so valuable to my life. Thanks for sharing!|
|United States||2020-02-26||5||asmaazem||On Point||Kristen couldn’t be more on point. She’s changed my life with only one to a few podcast. Can’t wait to listen to all of them. She is able to voice her thoughts and feelings in words I’ve never been able to express. Excited to learn more for her! Keep up the great work!|
|United States||2020-02-26||5||MT mama 406||Time well spent!!||Goal setting/decision making episode 45, totally validated the work I have been doing and gave me real tips to use to move forward!! ❤️🥰 one of my new favorite podcasts!|
|United States||2020-02-26||5||JBHoene||Thank you!!!||I love love love listening to your podcasts-
I’m a business owner/ life enthusiast- following my heart or should I say my head- most of the time.
You have changed me... No more feeling so alone in my skill set.
I’m learning to love these ADHD behaviors and make them work for me.
Your are a blessing to my day.|
|United States||2020-02-20||5||emilyhansen1014||Clicking with this podcast||EPISODE 42! My first listen to this podcast and it’s like the nail on the head of my own ADHD has been hit! 🙌🏻 Excited to listen to more! *and totally got the reality bites reference (90’s kid here❤️) 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻|
|United States||2020-02-15||5||CNewmgirl||Finally a Podcast that speaks to my life.||I’ve been diagnosed ADHD since 24. I’m now 37. It showed up once I left my routine and scheduled life after college and into the workforce. Outside sale position with absolutely ZERO structure. I went on medication, but didn’t embrace how different my brain is than my husbands. The Newlywed stage was very challenging, switching to a new job offered more structure, but hitting motherhood and balancing “all the things” continues to be a daily struggle.
My psychiatrist mentioned something to me a month or so ago how ADHD brains are so different than the “regular” brain. This got me curious on how different my brain actually is than my husband and my coworkers. So I began looking for a podcast for the workplace. Some were done by males and too scientific, some just not helpful to where I am in this season of life. I pressed on Kristin’s episode on workforce and knew this was the “one”.
Wow, Kristin, just wow. This is so helpful and insightful. The episode on organization was extremely Valuable! My husband and I tackled our 2 year olds room & “closet of shame” that has not been addressed since my 4 yr old Was in there!! I also have opened up to my boss and told him I’m learning about my condition and I have made it my goal to turn this into a positive for my career.
I also used your approach on addressing why I struggle with cleaning out rooms in the house to my hubby and he was like, “that makes so much sense.” I told him some people with ADHD get overwhelmed with prioritizing and lack simple motivation. That is me. I’d rather just not do it than make myself start an overwhelming task like cleaning a room. It’s like this feeling that makes my skin crawl. I told him I just need his help to keep me from abandoning ship and walking away.
So anyway, thank you! This is my first review ever. You absolutely are meant to help others. That’s definitely a value you should put in your top 5. A new raving fan and listener. -Cassandra|
|United States||2020-02-07||5||Lindsay Zampini||SPOT ON Relatable!!!||2/7/20 - Just came across your channel! Been bouncing listening to the podcast, totally out of order, #ADDsymptoms.
I have been struggling to find ADD information from someone who is actually living with it! I would consider myself extremely knowledge in the field of ADD/EF but the available information out there is often coming from the psychology field which lacks anything other than hard facts.
This podcast provides me the ADD relatability that I’ve been LONGING for! Literally, just listened to episode 34 (parenting with ADD) and both cried and laughed my way through it.
Being understood is a big challenge for us ADDers. This podcast helps you validate your symptoms/feelings/behaviors and encourages you to move forward into acceptance with strategies that help you work around your ADD.
|United States||2020-01-30||5||Caitlin_A||This podcast is a gift||I am a big podcast person and have listened to LOTS, and I’ve been binging this one since I found it yesterday. I feel seen and understood in a way I never have, and like it’s someone who I can actually relate to. Thank you for this podcast.|
|United States||2020-01-09||5||Julie Elisabeth||Finally!||Finally, I’ve found an ADHD podcast that I can truly connect with. Thank you Kristen!|
|United States||2020-01-09||5||Watch my channel Hogwarts fam||100 stars!||Hi I’m Claire! I’m a you’ve person (13) with adhd and listening to your podcast helps me so much! Thank you❤️|
|United States||2020-01-07||5||Mrs_G8622||Love it!||I was recently diagnosed with ADHD and stumbled upon your podcast. For the first time, I feel heard! Thank you for your practical advice. It is so freeing to know that there are others like me on this journey. I look forward to hearing more!|
|United States||2019-12-29||5||joeelim||Practical honest helpful||Excellent helpful content.!|
|United States||2019-12-17||5||HunterTheHoneybadger1986||I’m only on the 6th episode so far||...and at the beginning Kristen says, “even if you’re listening to this MONTHS from now, I’d still love to hear from you.” I just discovered this podcast this evening, over 10 months after the episode aired, but I wanted to let you know that you’ve given me some poignant insight on seeing my diagnosis from different perspectives. You’ve also provided me with the kind of support I’ve been lacking, in regards to the shame/blame/guilt I’m constantly forcing myself to carry. Thank you for that. Side note: it took more willpower than I’d like to admit, making myself pause the episode & come write this review while the intention is still fresh in my mind. I’m currently driving from L.A. to Dallas, so I intend to be fully caught-up to the most recent episode long before I reach my destination!|
|United States||2019-12-17||5||Cestia||So informative||As a 33 year old woman who was recently diagnosed with ADHD, this podcast has provided me with so much information and validation for my own experience!|
|United States||2019-12-03||5||tayneens||Long time listener, first time reviewer||I was diagnosed with ADHD six months ago, and Kristen was one of the first resources I found when I was looking for help. She is entertaining, witty, and smart - but most importantly, she is helpful and understanding. I’ve learned so much about myself and my ADHD through her podcast. Cannot recommend enough!|
|United States||2019-11-22||5||neichbauer||Life changing||I just want to say wow and thank you! I was diagnosed with ADHD around 12 years ago. Now I’ve done a little research here and there but never was it enough to showcase examples and in depth information that Kristen has provided. Everything that she expresses is a version of myself. For the first time in my life I was able to recognize, “why I am the way I am”.
I’m currently on episode #7 and for the first time in my life I now have a better understanding on my behavior. I’ve lived my entire life with shame! Failed friendships and relationships not to mention my mom will never except me for me! Recently I grew into a very dark depression. I couldn’t get out of bed, then I became an alcoholic. Since listening to all the inspiring talk and gaining a better understanding in my disorder I finally have light to the end of the tunnel.
Today I no longer feel guilty for the way I am. I’m certainly gaining tools and tips on how to better manage my ADHD. I have educated those that are currently close to me. I’m still trying to educate my mom however she thinks it’s an excuse. If only I could get her to listen to Kristen’s podcast she would realize that everything she yells at me daily for is due to my ADHD. Regardless of my mom I certainly have a much better outlook on my future therefore thank you so much Kristen for sharing your story and success!|
|United States||2019-11-20||5||Gail-Oakdale||I Have ADHD podcast is Life!||Thank you Kristen Carder. I LOVE the podcast- you’re so enjoyable, REAL, informative, relatable. I so highly recommend subscribing- immediately!
|United States||2019-11-04||5||aprilbv||Best Podcast for Adult ADHD!||Kristen does such a GREAT job on the podcast in making the content relatable, interesting and encouraging! Each episode is like therapy for me, as I’ve had so many “aha!” moments about adult ADHD while listening. Keep up the good work!|
|United States||2019-10-30||5||tera1208||Pretty sure you’re my BFF||Listening to this podcast has been a complete game changer for me and my family! I’ve learned more about my ADHD in this space than actually seeing my dr every other month. Thank you for using your voice!! You have seriously given me hope at being the best human I can be!!|
|United States||2019-10-29||5||Kays08||This girl is everything.||I’ve had the suspicion that I’ve had ADD for years and was just clinically diagnosed last week, at 29. To say that finding this podcast was timely is the understatement of the century. This woman is an absolute godsend to the ADHD community and I can not recommend her podcast highly enough. She’s relatable, no nonsense, humble, encouraging, spot on in her content and truly enjoyable to listen to. I want to have coffee with her and cry and laugh and talk about the beauty and turmoil of life as a non-neurotypical mother, which is honestly what you get in a nutshell when you listen to her podcasts. Do yourself a favor and subscribe.|
|United States||2019-10-26||5||LightWarrior72||"The Force is strong with this one" Darth Vader||Yup, I quoted Star Wars in your Review! I do find it funny that watching/listening/talking about Star Wars actually seems to calm and focus me... Go figure.. Anyways.., first and foremost, if you have ADHD, live with someone with ADHD, or even just need to understand US, listen to this Podcast! What I appreciate the most is the very approachable way that Kristen discusses ADHD and how it affects us in 'everyday life'. Personally, as a therpaist/counselor with ADHD, it is easy for me to quantify my achievements as indication that I don't have to 'worry about' ADHD. That would be wrong. Instead, some of my greatest moments are overshadowed by my struggle with ADHD. So, listen to her! You will be glad that you did!|
|United States||2019-10-16||5||Millennial Mother||Yes! Yes! Yes!||So refreshing to hear from a fellow ADHD mama perspective. It can feel so isolating at times, but listens to this podcast makes me feel like I’m hanging out with a friend. I always feel inspired, motivated, and understood after I listen. I started at the beginning with episode 1 and I’m excited to work my way through all of this amazing content. Thank you so much for this!|
|United States||2019-10-06||5||beyoncestwin||Love this podcast||I love what you’re doing and admire you so much. I am an engineering school student with ADHD and managing my workload can be really stressful. This podcast always helps me to manage my ADHD and put things into perspective. THANK YOU!|
|United States||2019-09-29||5||Katie AdHd mom||Beyond thankful for your podcast||I am a 38 year old working mom of 2 young kids and I have ADHD. Your podcast is SO relatable and helpful. Every episode I’ve heard so far compels me to share with my husband and it’s helping him understand me. Actually it’s helping ME understand me too! Thank you for helping me live without shame and increase my ability to cope and manage my adhd.|
|United States||2019-09-27||5||Rissa31||Human connection||This podcast is how I get my day going! I travel a lot for work and have to work really hard on time management for my jobs. This inspires me to do the best I can, if I fail then try again!|
|United States||2019-09-27||5||Nic Schlic||Just diagnosed at 30 this year||My whole life I just thought I was crazy and different. I finally got diagnosed with ADHD after trying and failing to treat anxiety and depression. Since finding this podcast it really has been life changing. I’m only through the first 20 episodes or so, but every single one is relatable and eye opening. I’m truly learning how my brain works and I’m not trying to fight it anymore, just trying to work with it the best I can and accept it and this podcast really puts things into perspective. Thank you so much for all you do!|
|United States||2019-09-25||5||molly rocket||A must listen for any adult with ADHD!||This podcast is a must for any adult with ADHD, especially if you diagnosed later in life, and for anyone who is close to an adult with ADHD. I was diagnosed with ADHD at 26, and five years later I am still learning about how it makes me operate. I found the I Have ADHD podcast a couple weeks ago and have been listening to it nonstop since then. I paired episodes with similarly titled episodes of Distraction, a podcast by ADHD expert (and haver) Dr. Ned Hallowell. Tightened they have been instrumental in growing my understanding of ADHD.
Kristen is so helpful, relatable, and genuine that I can’t help but be drawn in by this podcast. As a person who lived a majority of my life so far with undiagnosed ADHD, this podcast has encouraged me to reflect on my life and the ways that I have been affected by ADH without knowing it. It has really helped me to understand myself more. There have been so many moments where I have laughed or yelled “yes!” because she points out some behavior or thought process that I never realized was a part of my ADHD.
I truly appreciate how Kristen balances a kind, welcoming, and relatable tone with a real-talk approach that is based in both research and personal experience. Listening to I Have ASHD has inspired me to finally seek help managing and understanding my ADHD beyond the use of medication, and I recently took the first steps toward connecting with a therapist. So far I found the episodes Shame, What to Do When You’re Not Feeling OK, and all the money and relationships episodes particularly informative. Even though I am single, the relationships episodes really helped me to think about how the ways I have felt and acted in past relationships have been a result of having ADHD. I can’t wait to keep listening.|
|United States||2019-09-22||5||Ramaz_1210||Habits episode is a must listen!||Thank you for your perspective on habits. I can relate to this so much!!!|
|United States||2019-09-18||5||Gtimaster07||Actually keeps my attention, bravo!!||I’m 25 and have never benefited from dealing with ADHD until listening to this podcast. 95% of what Kristen has said, my wife and I look at each other and we both understand now. This and “How to ADHD” on YouTube both have been amazing resources, thank you Kristen!!|
|United States||2019-09-15||5||JMAntonio907||Thank you so much for your kindness and advice!||I stumbled upon this podcast while running on my treadmill.
I normally like to listen to podcasts instead of music
Because my ADHD brain gets distracted with music and focuses more on voices and podcasts.
I was diagnosed with Adult ADHD in my 20’s and was
Never given much educational support from my primary care physicians on any treatments ideas besides Taking medications .
I truly feel your voice and words and advice and recommendations have been so helpful and can’t wait to hear more of your podcasts!
Your episode on grief /guilt and letting go of the past really hit home to me and releasing past mistakes. There is no value in holding onto mistakes we made while not being treated for our ADHD ,
When we weren’t aware we had a learning disability and neurological problem.
You’re truly an inspirational person, thank you for the education and support!|
|United States||2019-08-16||5||elisekayzee||Where was this 5 years ago!?!||I feel like I’m listening to my private journal on blast! Omg. Such an insightful podcast that made me question my reaction to my diagnosis, how I wanted to live my life and forced me to open my eyes and change the way I was living, without feeling ashamed, embarrassed or stupid. I’ve learned more from this podcast then any therapist or doctor I’ve ever had, and it’s helped me find my voice with specialists and those close to me!|
|United States||2019-08-06||5||Janeandherbrain||If you need motivation (and we all do)...||This podcast has helped me SO much. I’ve only been listening for a week or less, but every time I do, I feel so validated and motivated to overcome my ADHD difficulties! Motivation and overwhelm has been such a struggle for me this year and it leads to stress, anxiety and depression quickly. Kristen is really good at helping you tell yourself to do something even when you don’t want to, and choosing to not look at everything at once so you don’t get overwhelmed. And she does it by being humorous and fun so that you stay upbeat and don’t feel sorry for yourself that things are harder. The community on Facebook has been a surprising encourager too. I listen to this while I’m doing ALLLLL the boring cleaning I have to do, and I feel great while doing it. Thanks!|
|United States||2019-08-02||5||GhostAndNy24||Outside looking in||I do not have ADHD but I started listening because I was seeking help and understanding on my relationship with my ADHD significant other and this podcast was SO helpful in understanding the disorder and my role as a partner or friend to someone who has ADHD. Keep up the good work, and thank you for taking the time to do these!|
|United States||2019-07-27||4||Ituyyrdgrdhg||Helps me understand ADHD||Reading the various symptoms and signs define what it is but how does this relate to everyday life? Her podcast helps me to figure that out.|
|United States||2019-07-24||5||Kelli Jean||I feel so SEEN!!||I’m so excited that I found this podcast. I feel less alone in my ADHD journey. I’m also a woman in my thirties and I’ve never related to a podcast so much in my life. I’ve subscribed to the podcast and her newsletter, I cannot wait to dive into this great info and be encouraged! So happy this podcast exists that I could cry!|
|United States||2019-07-14||5||HezekiahMichael||Extremely relatable||I just started listening to this podcast and I am so happy to have found it. I am a parent with ADHD in my 30s (diagnosed when I was 23) and I relate so much to Kristen's descriptions of how her ADHD manifests in her daily life. This podcast is entertaining, educational and useful!!|
|United States||2019-07-10||5||Meg Olaugh||Life-changing!!!||After a lifetime of feeling misunderstood and not understanding myself, it was such a RELIEF to hear that I am not the only one like me! Although I have only been listening for a few days, I already feel as if my self-confidence and awareness has increased and I feel like I can actually take control of my life and THRIVE with ADHD.|
|United States||2019-07-05||5||Logo17||Amazing show||Today, in an attempt to convince all of you to adopt I have ADHD as a regular habit to enhance your life, I want to share a couple of reasons why I love this audio of wisdom.
I firmly believe that when you stop learning, you stop growing and that’s when your inner self dies (so to speak). So, if you’re worried about that (or Adhd), Kristen is here to fill that void.|
|United States||2019-07-05||5||KateSings||Empowering!||I love this podcast! I don’t have ADHD, but ADD runs in my family, and I have a lot of the same tendencies/challenges. This podcast gives me a positive boost to help me work on getting organized, prioritizing, and taking care of myself.|
|United States||2019-07-01||5||Jae711||I *think* I have ADHD||I think I have ADHD, but have not sought out a diagnosis (yet). I love this podcast. I enjoy Kristen. I see myself in a lot of the stories she tells.|
|United States||2019-06-26||5||nigelhj||New favorite podcast!||I just found this podcast and I love it! It feels so refreshing to hear tips from someone who gets what it’s like to live with ADHD! I can’t wait to listen more 💞🙌🏼Thank you!|
|United States||2019-06-26||5||Zandarin||Wonderful information||I have been Dx with ADHD. The information I have found in the “I have ADHD” podcast has given me much, much more insight in my condition.|
|United States||2019-06-25||5||flufftronix||So glad I found this resource||As someone who got a diagnosis just months ago at 37, knowing I’ll be spending the rest of my life on this ADHD journey can be pretty daunting sometimes. But this podcast is a good reminder that this path—while full of obstacles for sure—is also well-worn, and much easier to navigate with skills and support.
Topics are addressed in both abstract and practical terms, with different well-researched angles to approach some of the same old problems (sussing out genuine life goals, finding motivation, maintaining relationships) catered specifically for ADHD brains. And along with all the other stuff I’m learning, figuring out which angles work for ME personally is definitely easier thanks to this podcast!|
|United States||2019-06-17||5||Shayla801||She talking about me!||I am so glad I found this podcast!! I am 29 and recently got diagnosed with ADHD. During every podcast I feel like she is speaking from my brain. Things that I’ve never been able to explain to anyone she gets! I continually share episodes with my mom to help her understand what I’m talking about. Thank you so much!!|
|United States||2019-06-11||5||Brian (from Oregon)||THIS IS LIFECHANGING||Just wanted to give a shoutout for all the ADHD topics you’ve presented. Especially loved the one on how ADHD + enegrams are connected. Understanding myself, my struggles, and finding the answers with your podcast has been VERY helpful. Please keep the tools, speakers, and topics coming cause each episode is like thoughtfully discussed, emotionally grounded, and motivating! 5 stars! PS - love the nerding out.|
|United States||2019-06-06||5||BrittanyLeeP||Feeling alone||Thank you SO much for all of your vulnerability and wisdom in this podcast. I’ve been waiting for years for someone with ADHD to create a podcast like this. It’s so refreshing to hear advice from a successful entrepreneur that actually has ADHD, rather than someone that has only studied it. I wish we could be friends in real life! <3|
|United States||2019-05-29||5||Lexis Karin||Thank you for what you do!||I have been looking for a podcast about ADHD for a while and the way that Kristen Carder has created hers makes it welcoming and relatable in a way I look forward to each new episode. Her content is the kind that I’m excited to share with ADHDrs I know. She has a kind voice and positive tone that makes me connect with the topics I struggle to address and keeps me interested and motivated to keep improving myself. Definitely in my top 3 ADHD influencers.|
|United States||2019-05-28||5||theharpster||Not just for people with ADHD||In the interest of transparency, Kristen is my friend. I’ve known her for years and I already think she’s awesome. So, this review is actually on the content of the podcasts and not so much on Kristen herself although I can assure you that she approaches life with humor and humility and I admire her on so many levels.
Unlike other reviews I’ve read, I do not have ADHD. At least I never considered myself to struggle like that – probably because I associated it with paying attention. I have, however, struggled with other things like staying organized, remembering important appointments and feeling like I have a handle on my life.
I started listening to the podcast to really just connect with Kristen because we live busy lives and I miss her but I continued listening (and started crying a few times) because I realized how much I actually struggle and that even though I don’t have a diagnosis, I can strongly identify with many of the topics she has covered.
I get that this podcast is targeting adults diagnosed with ADHD, but I think its value lies in a much broader audience – those who would like to capture more time, be better friends, become more efficient and simply not struggle so much with the mundane. I hate being bored. It’s the worst.
Kristen shares simple and effective life hacks (brain hacks, if you will) to help you be a better parent, be a better partner and be a better human. I’m about 6 podcasts in and I can’t wait to listen to the rest of them!|
|United States||2019-05-16||5||Sparerib1388||More helpful than ever could’ve imagined!||I’m 33 and have been battling ADHD for 2/3 of my life. I finally decide after a couple of decades to reach out and joined a FB group which lead me to this podcast. This is the first podcast I’ve ever listened too (didn’t even know how to access a podcast 😂😔 don’t judge!). Kristen is, how do I say, just plainly AMAZING!!! Just started listening and I have my own thoughts too. She covers sooo many different aspects of ADHD for adults which is fantastic. I’ve managed to manage many parts of ADHD over the years, and can relate to a ton, whether overcoming segments or feeling the torture of it. I would totally 1000% recommend this podcast AND checking out the FB group as well. Sorry for the long review but Kristen deserves it!😎can’t wait to hear more!!!|
|United States||2019-05-16||5||Schmeve2019||Finally!!!||Kristen is the down to earth voice of ADHD I’ve been waiting for. She keeps it real and is completely relatable. As an adult, I not only relate to so many subjects she addresses, but I finally feel like I’m not the only one out there struggling to keep it together. She shares a lot of helpful strategies and stresses the positive sides of ADHD. I feel like I finally found one of my people!|
|United States||2019-05-14||5||JoeWrightWrites||100% Certified Fresh||I was diagnosed with ADHD at 8 years old. I'm now 32 and it wasn't until about a year ago that discovered the ADHD community on Instagram. The adhd battle is one I'd been fighting on my own my entire life, but listening to this podcast has helped me realize how not alone I really am. The debt, the impulsivity, the forgetfulness... these are all things I've fought to come to terms with and understand, and now I know I'm not the only fighting that fight.
and happy late birthday/mother's day!!!|
|United States||2019-05-10||5||Aimoooooooooo||Relieved!||I’m only onto the 6th episode, but I am relieved to hear your words so far. Your description of what your 20s were like could be describing my 20s and early 30s. I especially got a chuckle about the Closet of Shame! I have been fascinated to learn more about how my brain works and have gotten countless tips on how to implement better systems, down to tidying: “does this have a purpose?”. I am relieved to know that I am not the only one with so many of these challenges and that it’s not a matter of my laziness, but of my brain architecture actively working to inhibit some things! Thank you!|
|United States||2019-04-26||5||cclynne99||Thank you...||Thank you so much for your podcast. I’ve only gotten a few episodes in but have been blown away by the peace and comfort I find when I listen to how much you relate to me. I will be 40 this year have two daughters and work full time. My whole life has been a struggle so mostly I would just be the “funny” one and just let everything go. Now that I have kids and responsibilities I see just how hard it is for me to do what others believe the simplest task in the world. I struggle with money time management kids late for school I’m late for work we eat horribly and on the go and every thing in my life I tear myself apart trying to be perfect and “fix” myself just to be defeated and fail. Your podcast changes my outlook on my life and I will forever be thankful. Wish I could get more help than we have available here but I will keep fighting|
|United States||2019-04-06||5||AstralWitch||The episode about shame...||... resonated with me so so much. Kristen is so relatable and her story is so similar to mine. She is genuine and honest and it makes it easier to hear of the challenges that I relate to and want to handle them better. Thank you, Kristen! Love your podcast!|
|United States||2019-04-04||5||revelsecstasy||About Real Things||Kristen,
Your no nonsense, straight speaking, generosity runs throughout each episode.
Due to my newfound recognition about having an ADHD brain and finding you, seeing that ADHD has had left an enormous impact for me and for so many in my life as a young mother of 5, combined with my lifelong struggle about how to be wisely, passionately, employed in the world after kids, this podcast has offered redemption.
The Relationship series is a lifesaver. This is what thrills my soul!
Some of these are elemental aspects for any relationship and yet, in an ADHD relationship even more deeply necessary to practice, given the 100’s of times a day my brain convinces me I’m failing, at everything, but especially in relationships.
Thanks for your huge heart and your will to make a difference. You are making a huge difference.|
|United States||2019-04-03||5||tchebra||Love this!||Hello Kristen,
Your podcast is amazing and so helpful. I am on episode 5. Listening for a family member to better understand ADHD. Thank you for taking the time to share your journey. You are fearfully and wonderfully made!|
|United States||2019-04-03||5||EWWT||Cliff notes to the ADHD life||Thank you for taking time to record & produce this podcast! The nuggets of knowledge you give are like cliff notes on life hacks for those of us with brilliant brains that are wired in a different way. Strong work.|
|United States||2019-03-29||5||gcard78||So good!||This is the most helpful ADHD podcast out there for helping me understand the issues and the frustrations of my loved ones who live with ADHD! Kristen Carder is doing a fantastic job!!!|
|United States||2019-03-29||5||VaporDeb||Thank you for your awesome show and content!||I have really been enjoying your podcast! I’m a female, 46 year old, and was diagnosed in January 2019 with ADHD. Before that, starting at age 22, I was diagnosed with panic disorder and was only treated for panic disorder, until 3 months ago. It is clear, now that I am taking stimulant medication, that panic disorder is not really my problem. I still have a periodic panic attacks after my medication wears off but in general my life is so much improved.
I have been a licensed master social worker and elementary school guidance counselor for all of these years without knowing.
I have been seeking a sense of support through podcasts since my diagnosis in January. I have really been enjoying your podcast and sincerely hope that you continue making them. They are extremely helpful for me. I really appreciate all the time and energy that you put into your podcast because I know how hard it must be! I also really appreciate your willingness to put yourself and all of your experiences “out there,” because I can relate to so much of what you say! Love your show!! I’m so glad I found it!|
|United States||2019-03-28||5||genevie93||Thank you for this!!!||I was diagnosed with adult ADHD a year ago and this podcast has helped me tremendously. I love her voice. She is soothing, authentic, and gives practical advice and tips on problems that we ADHDers deal with on a daily basis.|
|United States||2019-03-28||5||Quince9011||Thank you!||Thank you for all you do Kristen!! I feel so much better listening to your podcast and you do a great job of being relatable, honest, comforting and very helpful. Thanks for making your listeners feel like they aren’t totally alone.|
|United States||2019-03-26||5||InTuneWithAnnaK||Great podcast!||Kristen is great at explaining adult ADHD and how to deal with it.
I love her down to earth approachability and her personal experience gives depth to the scientific side of ADHD.
I have personally found it very helpful and plan on recommending her podcast to others.
Keep up the great work Kristen!|
|United States||2019-03-20||5||hi my names ru||You get me!||Wow. Im newly diagnosed at age 43 and still piecing together support and ways to make my loved ones understand me better, and to understand myself better. My hubs is listening too! ( I totally think he has it too wich would explain alot of what we have gone thru in 22 yrs together) What I have heard so far has been amazing, so familiar, so me. I love your straight talk and lil but bossy but caring and empathetic way. It’s exactly how I need to hear it. It’s like your my comfy ol bff, you get me. Except one better, you offer tested and true steps to take to do better.( She needs you tooooo! ) All this bolsters my hope that I can figure it all out and adult like a boss too. Kristen, thank you!|
|United States||2019-03-20||5||SamOnOrcasIsland||Brilliant!!||Kristen takes a disorder which cripples millions very seriously, but manages to be extremely funny at the same time! I am so glad I found this podcast and I’m now all caught up. There’s loads of inspiration with many aha moments!!|
|United States||2019-03-17||5||kristencarder||It’s My Podcast and I Like It||I love this podcast because it’s mine. I hope you take this self-written review as a sign that I could really use a few reviews that are not written by me. So go ahead and write one, ok?! And thanks for listening...I promise to continue to make this podcast better and better ❤️|
|United States||2019-03-15||5||getvoicecoaching||Must listen for anyone who has or thinks they have ADHD||This is painfully, yet perfectly relatable.
I love that after the first episode, which felt stale and scripted, Kristin addressed it in episode two. It wasn’t her intention and it didn’t feel authentic to her. I absolutely love that she was vulnerable about this because it’s so very relatable.|
|United States||2019-03-14||5||Traciab710||I don’t feel so alone!!||As I listened to this I felt that she had been talking to my friends, coworkers and family about me. I am 53 and I have struggled for a long time with depression and frustration and it feels so good to know there is a reason. I have shared this podcast with several people in my life. I’m glad that this wonderful podcast can explain to them why I am the way I am and it’s not just me making excuses. Thank you Kristin for your openness and honesty!!|
|United States||2019-03-13||5||JaklinAnna||So validating and REAL||Kristen is so real! You feel like she’s your best friend. She’s the perfect amount of tough love and gentle. It’s like she’s right on this journey with ya. Truly validating and special and so grateful for this podcast!|
|United States||2019-03-09||5||thinkitsnotillegalyet||Down to Earth||Kristen is so kind and honest about what it is like to have ADHD. She gives out awesome information and you can tell she pours her heart and soul into her podcast. She doesn't pretend to have it all together which is so refreshing! She is just amazing. <3|
|United States||2019-03-06||5||Tricia4990||Are you my twin ?||Wow ! I wish mode adult women with adhd would speak up about this! It took me forever to get adhd actually diagnosed and struggled my whole life. Thank goodness I’m a very hard worker and had my mom pushing me ( or really acting as my 1:1 coach ) the whole way. I don’t have kids yet however I can see how that can be a huge factor to “adhd stress”. I love listening to your podcasts because they're so relatable! It’s hard to accept my “adhd flaws” sometimes, but hearing that others struggle with it too helps (atleast mentally I’m not as hard on myself). I also feel so guilty with my “random explosions”. I’ve been working really hard to handle these better ! Keep up the good work with your podcasts , it’s definitely motivating that there are others like me out there and it helps connect a lot of things for me 🙂|
|United States||2019-03-06||5||mcar57||Great Podcast to help and understand a loved one with ADHD too!||Personally I do not have ADHD, but I love someone that does and listening to this podcast has really helped me to understand more of what it’s like to be in their brain and figure out how I can help them to be the person they want to be when they may not be able to find the words to do it themselves. I started listening to this podcast to see how I could be of help to them and have learned so much already, but there is really something in this for everyone... whether it’s how to support an adult child, a dear friend, a spouse, a co-worker or even learn some strategies to help in our daily juggling act, this podcast is great for it all! Kristen is so personable and really breaks everything down in an easy to follow and understandable manner and she seems to have such a fun and upbeat personality! Can’t wait for more episodes!|
|United States||2019-03-02||5||Scott aka Norrin Radd||A great podcast||Best podcast yet, I’m surprised that you haven’t been doing podcasts longer than 9 episodes, you are very personable, professional and have lots of info too.
This is the one topic that no one talks about. And I didn’t know about it until the past couple of years. But I think my anger and frustration comes from having to do life on the “hard mode” and everyone else’s life is on the “easy mode”
Thx Scott in Roswell|
|United States||2019-03-01||5||drglbustilloa||I feel like I’m listening to my best friend!||This podcast has been incredible empowering and reassuring. It is freeing to find out that there isn’t something terribly wrong with me and that everything isn’t my fault. Sure some things (emotional regulation and consistency) are more difficult for me than some people but I am also good at so many other things!
Thank you girlfriend for motivating me to take responsibility for my mental and emotional wellness. Thank you for helping me understand why I perceive and react the world around me the way I do.
Lots of love!|
|United States||2019-02-25||5||RBC5159||Gift, Different or Disability?||Thank you for acknowledging that ADHD is a disability. For the entire world it’s 7x8=56. For me it’s always been 7x7+7=56.
Your approach to our condition is refreshing. I’m finding realistic understandings and strategies in your podcasts.|
|United States||2019-02-23||3||Laura_Hevia||Amazing, you won’t regret listening to this||I’m not an adult quite yet, i’m a teen agar but I still find this podcast entertaining, interesting and informative. This is actually the first podcast i’ve ever listened and shes so funny and relatable. Everything is so easy to understand thanks to the way she explain and for the first time in my life I finally understand so many so many parts of me, and that they are a result form ADHD. The tips she gives are very useful and what I enjoy the most is that they are not the typical ones that we all already know about. 100% recommended|
|United States||2019-02-09||5||lunadelmar27||Thank you for helping me explain my ADHD||Thank you so much for helping me find the words to explain my ADHD to husband and myself. You are super informative and knowledge. I was just diagnosed a couple of years ago at 30, still feel super new. Thank you so much.|
|United States||2019-02-08||5||Jai1994||Finally understand||I finally understand why I have all of the “negative qualities” that I do! Its all making sense now. She is literally so helpful and smart and informative and relatable|
|United States||2019-02-07||3||EQL816||She's one one of us!||I listen to all the podcasts about ADHD - I like Kristen because she gives you real information in a clear and understandable way. Also, she keeps it short and sweet which is soooo important for me to stay engaged. Love it!|
|United States||2019-02-05||5||Little B Machine||Worth Your Time||Kristen is intelligent, funny, relatable, and helpful. I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts because I lose interest easily (Hello, ADHD). Kristen’s podcasts won’t waste your time and will keep your attention. Take the time to listen, they’re worth it!|
|United States||2019-02-02||5||StephDager||you should totally listen!!||Kristen is so so knowledgeable on the topic of ADHD and so many other things! I love love this podcast for so many reasons. It’s honest and real! You should totally give it a listen. You will not regret it. So so so good!!|
|United States||2019-01-31||5||Marc Almodovar||So good!||As an adult with ADHD, it’s so helpful to have a podcast like this in which I can relate to. Kristen does a wonderful job in aiding making me feel supported as I listen on my commute to work, and even as a coach myself, I benefit from hearing other individuals share their journeys. This podcast is a must for adults with ADHD!|
|United States||2019-01-30||5||thirtyfiveandoaks||You’ll really wanna listen.||This lady right here is a BABE of a host and a KILLER BOSS WOMAN. She is just amazing and wise and compassionate and gets crap done. And the fact that she is all of those things while having ADHD gives weight and validity to everything she is saying and teaching. I have listened to three episodes so far and I am just yearning for more and more content from her. I have already shared this with the ADHD-ers in my life. Yup, you’ll really wanna listen.|
|United States||2019-01-30||5||collectivemolls||THE BEST ADHD podcast I have listened to!||I literally have tuned out of every single podcast I’ve tried to listen to within the first 5 minutes. This woman knows her audience and is nailing it!|
|United States||2019-01-25||5||Krisandtoni||Amazing||Love listening to your podcast Kristen! I will definitely share this with people I come across who have ADHD! I love how personal, real, and informative your podcast is! Can’t wait to hear more!|
|Canada||2021-04-18||5||Ernlindsay||Seeing things for how they are and it’s so good!||Sitting in a Starbucks drive thru lineup bawling my eyes out because for the first time ever I feel like I understand who I am and why I struggle with the things I do 🙌🏻😭🎉|
|Canada||2021-04-12||5||Sharphelm||So much more than thankful||Thank you so much for all you do, Kristen. It really helps me to have someone make sense of things in a way I understand!! I do not have a diagnosis, but have all the symptoms of adhd. I do not feel alone when I am listening. I tell my wife about what I learned and she says “I’ve been saying that for years!” Keep doing you, Kristen!|
|Canada||2021-04-12||5||amélie lev||The best!||Thanks Kristen for everything. You just changed my life! Finally realised that i am not crazy, that i can live the life i want, and manage my adhd brain!|
|Canada||2021-04-07||4||Makaismom||Episode 100 - so valuable!||So happy with this “do-over” episode, which teases out the difference between ADHD symptoms from ADHD impairments. Had a huge lightbulb moment while listening to this explanation!
This would be a great episode to share with loved ones or co-workers/employers who may not understand your ADHD diagnosis.
I’ll definitely be referencing this episode again and again!|
|Canada||2021-02-10||5||LeeD87||Fantastic podcast||This podcast has helped me so much. I was diagnosed years ago but have seen really significant change in the past few months that I've listened to this podcast. Thank you Kristen!|
|Canada||2021-02-09||5||Pat Samson||Great ADHD podcast||Why is it great? Because it relates to my life and I am sure other ADHD listener too. Great subjects! Highly recommended. Thank you!|
|Canada||2021-01-23||5||Stepnjump||It's ok?||I was deceived to see that we can only rate 5 stars ('it's great')....
GOSH.... THIS IS *** NOT *** GREAT ......
NO.... IT'S F A N T A S T I C !!!!
I just discvered your podcast 2 days ago and I love listening to you.
Kristen keep up your great work! You are truly amazing!|
|Canada||2021-01-08||5||mikkimkim||Just begun my journey||I’m 21 and just started your podcasts and told myself I would listen from start to finish,
Thank you for helping things make sense to me !
I have now taken the first step with this disorder, thank you for helping me understand not just medication will help me !|
|Canada||2020-12-25||5||Jules99_||Stands out!||The most helpful ADHD information and tips I’ve found. This podcast is such a guide and I’m really grateful for it!|
|Canada||2020-12-06||5||KaylaDaly||Highly Recommend!||This podcast has helped me successfully navigate my new ADHD diagnosis and gives me successful tips and educations to help my daily life. Currently binge-listening all of her episodes!|
|Canada||2020-10-24||5||Kristy Fiona||Cannot even begin||I just finished listening to episode 36 today. I thought I was going to have pull my car over to bawl my eyes out, because this is EXACTLY what I go through every. single. day, and I’ve never known anyone my age who struggles like I do in so many areas. I’m recently diagnosed with ADD and have been feeling like a freak at 39 years old, like, why do these things always go that way, why can’t I just adult up and get it done? This episode just nailed it for me!
I’ve now hit subscribe and will for sure be listening to more episodes whenever I get a chance. I could go on and on, but basically, I’m so thankful to have found your podcast and I think God will use it to bring the change I have been longing for basically my whole life. (And here come the tears again!)|
|Canada||2020-10-06||5||Hurtin' Albertan||Soooooooo good||Just started working my way through the back episodes after a diagnosis that made sense to everyone around me, but left me flabbergasted. Now I am listening to this kind and candid podcast and seeing myself in every episode. This is so calming and reassuring; thank you so much.|
|Canada||2020-08-27||5||Kgb_kgb||You need to listen!||This podcast has been an absolute game changer in understanding and managing my ADHD. Even if you don’t have it but someone in your life does, it’s worth a listen. Amazingly relatable, down to earth, and more importantly insanely helpful! Literally saving my life one episode at a time.|
|Canada||2020-08-17||5||alicethecat||Over sharing - party of one||I just discovered your podcast over the weekend, and am rapidly making my way through the episodes. I laughed so hard at the “warts and all” oversharing. I don’t know if you address that in a future episode, but I’m constantly over sharing, fortunately most people whom I’ve allowed in my inner circle also have ADHD, so it’s more hilarious than embarrassing. Thank you so much for this podcast, it’s quickly become a favourite, and will be over sharing about it with my inner circle.|
|Canada||2020-08-04||5||AlexandraRae2020||Great podcast||I just wanted to thank you for this podcast! I have been affected by my ADHD my entire life, with no support around me. It has been affecting my relationship with my family and friends, and my marriage.
Thank you for being that support for me,
And helping me want to help myself!|
|Canada||2020-07-16||2||kate_m62592||Meh||This podcast isn’t for me. I find it a bit pretentious and am not a fan.|
|Canada||2020-07-05||5||KillerQueen085||Thankful||Thankful to find this podcast. Very helpful and easy to listen to. I love that the episodes are shorter in length and therefore easier for my brain to absorb the information without feeling overwhelmed. Thank you!|
|Canada||2020-03-12||5||KristaUpNorth||Seriously life changing||I am so happy that I stumbled upon this podcast. I relate so much to every single episode. Kristen is easy to listen to and offers simple, straight forward advice that really just hits home. I am slowly taking the steps to get treatment for my AdHD and get my life in order and this podcast is giving me the motivation to keep going. Thank you, thank you, thank you!|
|Canada||2020-02-20||5||supportivehusband||Husband of ADHD’r||For many years, I have struggled to understand my wife’s experience and behaviours, which have put enormous strain on our marriage and family (3 young kids, just like her!). Every one of Kristen’s podcasts feels like she’s talking directly to my wife’s experience, and although my wife isn’t quite ready to openly discussing that she likely has ADHD, these podcasts have been a lifesaver for me.
Keep these great podcasts coming Kristen!|
|Canada||2020-02-01||5||MissWhodini||Thank you so much!||Dear Kristen, I want to thank you for saving my life. I was going through a very rough storm of overwhelm the past two weeks and I felt like I was drowning. When I found your podcast, it was like a lifeboat that took me back safely to shore. It’s so comforting to listen to someone who knows EXACTLY what it’s like to have an ADHD brain, who feels the struggle is REAL, and who knows that there is a way to get our lives back. I’m looking forward to learning about Focused, meanwhile do keep up the amazing work. I’m avidly tuned in and have been listening everyday since I discovered it a few days ago. I appreciate you so much. Many thanks.|
|Canada||2020-01-30||5||Shanduggs||Wow, I am starting to feel “normal”||If I hadn’t found this podcast I would be buried under my covers right now. Wow wow and wow, I really thought what I have been experiencing was my fault. This podcast so empowering! Thank you for being so honest and vulnerable!
As I have been listening, I cry and laugh and then I feel better as I accept these wise, comforting words.|
|Canada||2019-11-01||5||mama.in.a.madhouse||Life changer||I have been in limbo waiting for my Psychiatrist referral to get my official diagnosis. Listening to this podcast has helped me feel a little less lost and alone as I try to navigate this on my own. The information is supportive and clear and really accessible when I need to hear it immediately. If you have ADHD or you love someone who does you need to check this out!|
|Canada||2019-10-22||5||Cevjen||Well planned and thought out!||I’ve been powering through many of your episodes this past week.
I’m a 29yr old male and I think I may have ADHD. Just listening to your stories has helped me. I saw a post on Reddit about ADHD and it was like I wrote it. I got curious and immediately found your podcast and started listening. It’s calming to know that there may actually be a diagnosis and I’m not just lazy, crazy, or dumb.
Thank you, thank you for taking the time to help us and tell your stories!
I look forward to listening to future episodes!
|Canada||2019-07-29||5||jables247||Thank you, Kristen!||This podcast has really resonated with me and I am truly grateful to Kristen for her courage and sincerity when explaining her experiences. Almost everything she has discussed so far—I’m only 4 episodes in—has been my experience as well, at least in a general manner of speaking.
So, if you want to hear a real world explanation—when the medical jargon stops making sense—to learn what you or someone you love may be going through then you have found the right podcast.|
|Canada||2019-07-12||5||IMHDJ||Oops on the stars||When I first found this podcast I tried to rate I as a 5 but got it wrong by hitting the 1 star thinking I needed to hit first one, then the second etc until I got to 5. But oops it said Submitted after just the first star. So I got it right this time. I have an ADHD adult child and this podcast really helps me understand what she’s dealing with. I get so much out of it too: the Brain Dump should be taught in elementary school. Teachers should start their students” day with “Everybody get out your Brain Dump journal”.|
|Canada||2019-05-19||5||Bub Shniernan||Good Stuff||Just discovered this podcast and it's offering me a lot of insight. As a late-diagnosed Innatentive type, I'm struggling constantly and this is helping. So thanks!|
|Canada||2019-05-14||5||Freecommunicater||Wow||Every podcast makes me smile broadly as it it almost having coffee with her as a best friend!! Q|
|Canada||2019-04-10||5||Beacon Coaching||Hallelujah!!! Thank you Kristen||Your voice, insights, and helpful (easy to follow) real life instructions based on your own lived experience and reputable resources from the medical and psychology fields are invaluable for me & my family. My husband & kids all diagnosed with differing presentations of ADHD used to cause me frustration and stress until I learned, through their diagnosis, the way in which I need to change my own behavioural response to support them better & free me from unnecessary irritation. Knowledge is key in this area. Your podcasts & website are fresh, entertaining & practical. THANK YOU THANK YOU 🙌|
|Canada||2019-03-28||5||299forever||You’re SO Relatable||Your podcasts are incredible! I’ve struggled and have been diagnosed with ADHD since I was 9 years old, I never really learnt to talk about it or learnt how it affects me growing up, just that I was different and not
to let labels define me. Now that I’m 20, have a son and started college, integrating into adult
support and resources have been tough and with more responsibility and having to manage my life I really notice the adhd having an affect on me and my mental health - finding this podcast has given me a better perspective, understanding and information that I’ve been looking for since actually being able to have full control over my life and this has helped me to want to look after my adhd better and actually follow my treatment plan and take ADHD more seriously in order to do better 🙂 thank you for this knowledge and help!|
|Canada||2019-03-25||5||instalaser||I can totally relate to this !||This podcast is AMAZING, to say the least.
Being a woman that has been diagnosed with ADHD since adolescence ( presently in late 20s), I can definitely relate to a lot of Kristen’s experiences. My favourite line “ pill don’t teach skills” !!!
Kristen is just blessing us with all of ADHD knowledge... I’m beyond grateful for this podcast ! Thank you so much... you’re such an inspiration ♡|
|Israel||2019-10-26||5||DoriF654||Dori||Love from Israel!!|
|Switzerland||2019-09-30||5||chndgjngcvb||My ADHD manual!||It’s fun. It’s useful. It’s educational. It’s ADHD friendly. That’s all I want from a podcast. Fantastic job!|
|Belgium||2020-06-09||5||Zenzenzen2013||You change me 🎈||Kristen, you are amazing! I hear you almost every day. You accompany me in a lot of moments. We don’t know each other, but you are able to change me.
|Italy||2021-01-17||5||Daniele Tossi||I love this podcast!||This podcast changed my life. I'm learning a lot of things about ADHD, and I finally understand me and my past. I'm happy to be a part of this community. In Italy, not many people know about ADHD, I will do my best to share these informations! Thank you!|
|South Africa||2021-03-26||5||21 Margs||Started Your Podcast||Hey, I have just started your podcast, I’m on episode 5 now, I am completely hooked. Everything you talk about, resonates with me. I really am looking forward to all your podcasts!! So happy to have found you!! Margie|
|Ireland||2020-09-13||5||Meg_*xo||I could not reccomend this podcast anymore||As a 26 year old with newly diagnosed ADHD this podcast has been exactly what I needed to help me navigate my diagnoses and things I’ve been dealing with my whole life! I can’t get enough of it! I got recommended this podcast, and it has been an amazing to helping me get more informed, to learn more about myself and my ADHD and make me laugh and love myself more! I’m only 18 episodes in and it’s already helped so much! Thank you so much Kristen xxx|
|Ireland||2019-07-08||5||Travisqiiw||Amazing!||I'm enjoying your podcast absolutely. Commuting and lunch times have been great the past weeks with this podcast squeezed in. Hope you keep going and I'd love to hear your experience in relation to reading as I'm personally struggling to read without being medicated. Thank you and wishing you all the best!|
|United Kingdom||2021-04-14||5||Lollylilzlol||First time listener||Thank you sooooooo much for this podcast.. I’ve listened to a few and this is just so relatable. You’re an amazing woman who has helped me understand and not give myself such a hard time. Keep doing what you’re doing ♥️|
|United Kingdom||2020-12-30||5||ChartityCEO||Life-changing podcast!||I found this podcast in Oct 2020 during Covid-19 lockdown at a real low-point and I’m so grateful that Kristen has made it accessible to all. I’m 47 and in the UK, but relate so much to her stories and struggles and those of her guests. I used the podcast as a body double as I cleared out my Cupboard of Doom (not unlike the Closet of Shame!) and as I slapped paint on the walls of the Spare Room of Doom (yeah, I’m not too imaginative with the monikers for my messy home), which although still unfinished months later, I’m no longer feeling so doomy about (I have ADHD. It’s going to take a while!) as I learn to constrain and channel my energies with this podcast and the other resources Kristen makes available. I was hooked as soon as I heard the advice on grocery shopping- if you don’t currently live somewhere where groceries can be delivered- move to somewhere where they can. Amen.|
|United Kingdom||2020-11-06||5||Owlandoak||First ever podcast and am on 14 in one day!||Kristen’s podcasts were recommended in a Facebook ADHD site a few weeks ago. I finally switched on today and I’m so glad I did. I’m 47 and was only diagnosed 11 months ago. I had a very naive view of adhd. Kristen has helped me so much already. She has opened my eyes to help me understand the daily struggles I face, being a mum to 4 children and running my own business. I kept thinking I was just useless. I had no idea our brains were different. So much makes more sense now’ I can’t wait to catch up and be upto date! Thank you Kristen!|
|United Kingdom||2020-10-13||5||Karastech||Krissten really gets me!||I am so grateful for this podcast! Hearing about Kristen’s trials and tribulations helps so much. Realising that we are not alone in this - is such a relief. I am intelligent and I am educated, yet sometimes it feels like I am a hopeless case. I loose everything, forget everything, I struggle so much with ‘simple’ day to day tasks! My life can be so stressful and full of guilt, shame and despair. Kristen gives brilliant tools and techniques to use to get ours brains to do what we need them to do; methods to explain and express our quirks to our colleagues, friends and family. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you 🤗|
|United Kingdom||2020-09-30||5||AO London||Life changing||This podcast has changed my life! From feeling hopeless and alone, and like I was failing at life, to feeling like there is hope, that I’m ‘not that special’ (in a reassuring way) and that I can still have the life I dream of (I just need to tweak my approach and be kinder to myself). Kristen is real, funny and honest, and I’m so grateful to have come across this podcast when I did! Thank you!|
|United Kingdom||2020-09-14||5||charcharuk||A relief to listen||I’ve been listening to this podcast while in the gym. I’ve felt really emotional sometimes, because of a big relief!!! Or feeling that I can understand myelef, have empathy and understanding for myself, and also to become more successful at happy adulting without so much struggle. I love each subject covered and how much I can resonate with what is said. And I mean, I can actually resonate with EVERYTHING said. Thank you so so so much.
Also, even though I find you majorly interesting, it’s easier to process while doing something else. Exercise, plus scrolling insta, plus listening... it’s all being digested! X|
|United Kingdom||2020-07-31||5||Wendy Griffith - Live Healthy||Life changer! ⭐️||Having recently discovered my ADHD, I have found this podcast immensely helpful for processing and learning more about myself and the way my unique brain works. This podcast has taught me is that I am enough just as I am and that self acceptance is the key to a happy and fully thriving life with ADHD. Thank you Kristen, this truly is your life’s calling to help others and o feel very blessed by you.|
|United Kingdom||2020-06-24||5||Rubyparis234||Thank YOU from London||Thank you so much for this podcast and helping us love ourselves for ourselves. ADHD IS a superpower|
|United Kingdom||2020-06-21||5||Rebecca_637292||Thank you Kristen||I’ve been listening to this podcast since the beginning and it has had a HUGELY positive impact on my life. Kristen explains all the different aspects of ADHD and how it affects your life so clearly and gives really empowering, practical suggestions on how you can work with your ADHD, not against it. I’m so grateful that this podcast exists and I always leave an episode feeling good about myself and like I understand myself better. Seriously, thank you Kristen - you are amazing!|
|United Kingdom||2020-06-09||5||Krowboi||Amazing and personal||I have been listening to the I Have ADHD podcast for just over a year; since receiving an adult ADHD diagnosis. Through the podcast, Kristen has really helped to make sense of the world around me and has given some meaning to my experiences and struggles, helping me to build up some new, stronger foundations so that I can take positive steps in dealing with the everyday struggles that ADHD can bring. Kristen and her podcast speaks to you directly; it really feels like she gets your exact situation and the empathy that flows is really helpful... also, the podcast makes me laugh; a lot, which is a great way to process the difficulties of being an ADHD’er. Thanks for all your help Kristen!|
|United Kingdom||2020-06-02||5||vorticist||I have never felt more understood||I love this podcast. It’s insightful, encouraging and packed with practical tips and ideas. Kristen Carder is warm and engaging and wonderfully honest and realistic. She manages to be inspirational without being intimidating - like the best kind of friend who knows just when to tell you you can achieve anything and when to laugh at just how ridiculous you both know you can be. Thank you Kristen - please keep them coming!|
|United Kingdom||2020-04-16||4||Skyepie79||Episode 2||Wow I really related to this. Currently not diagnosed but ticked all these boxes.|
|United Kingdom||2020-01-28||5||amyrose987||My partner has ADHD||Hi,
My partner has ADHD and 2 years into the relationship I feel like we really need to do more to understand ADHD, myself in particular. Can you advise on how ADHD works, how it can affect mood/actions/feelings? It would be great if you have any advise on how it affects the relationship and how I can react to make the relationship happy and successful.
|United Kingdom||2020-01-18||5||Olliesang||Wow.||I’m only a few episodes in but I’m already convinced that this podcast could be a turning point in my life, at 30 I’m ashamed that it’s taken me this long to realise what’s wrong with me!
Thank you Kristen for making this podcast! I’ve just booked in to gain a formal diagnosis. Anyone else almost tear up in the shame episode? It’s not just me! 😮|
|United Kingdom||2020-01-15||5||AmbsDoug123||ADHD Superstar||I stumbled upon Kristen’s Podcast because I had an awful morning. I KNEW that my was reacting emotionally because of inability to regulate my emotions well.
I listened to her episode on Emotional Dysregulation so help me process my thoughts and I WAS BEYOND HELPFUL.
I appreciate her & her knowledge immensely and I would recommend it to anyone who has ADHD.|
|United Kingdom||2019-09-21||5||olfunk||Adult? Got ADHD? You need this podcast||My title says it all. If you're an adult with ADHD, you need to listen to this podcast.
Kristen obviously cares incredibly deeply about helping us, and doing it in a truly authentic way.
I was diagnosed 2 years ago with adult ADHD after 26 years of struggling to be "normal." This podcast is helping me to accept myself for who I am, rather than who I assumed I needed to be.
Thank you Kristen!|
|United Kingdom||2019-05-27||5||Trish780||Excellent Podcast for ADHDers||Highly recommend|
|United Kingdom||2019-05-16||5||LoopyAng321||1st Podcast, 1st Five Star Review||If you, or some you love either suspects or has ADHD/ADD then this podcast is for you.
I’ve listened to many audiobooks on the subject, but listening to Kristen is like a breath of fresh air... she’s medicated, she’s caffeinated and boy is she real! To know how tough it is for her to achieve her goals gives you the strength to attempt yours. I’ve binge-listened like it’s a show on Netflix. This podcast has changed my life this month; my only wish is that it doesn’t become another “project” I don’t finish!
Keep making these Kristen... please!|
|United Kingdom||2019-03-08||5||Dirty Dab||Fantastic help!||Kristen’s show is fantastic for anyone with ADHD. First of all, it’s nice to know that you’re not alone with things you struggle with daily. But secondly, she shares some great practical tips to help you manage your ADHD better.|
|United States||2021-05-03||5||Kirchgirl12||Just WOW!!||I just learned about this podcast last week. There are already 104 episodes and I have to listen in order because I don’t want to miss anything. I’m already on Episode 8 and I feel like giant scales have been lifted off my eyes!! I was diagnosed at age 27 and I’m now 45. So much I didn’t know until now. It is refreshing to hear someone talk about all the things I deal with every single day. So grateful someone shared this with me!! Thank you so much for putting this content out in to the world!!|
|Australia||2021-05-05||5||Mynameistakensoihavetousethis||I Have ADHD Podcast||I did not know I had ADHD until a friend recommended this to me...I thought I was simply a failure at life...a high functioning failure but, a failure non the less. Thank you for this pod cast.|
|United States||2021-05-05||5||Jeluckystar||So glad I found this podcast!||I was diagnosed with adhd at 22 while I was in college and I’m now 37. I literally just associated it with inattention until these last few months when I’ve been reading and researching about it to help my 6 yo son who was diagnosed. In my journey of reading and listening to podcasts to learn how to
Help him, I’m learning so much about myself and understanding myself and my Childhood so much more also. I have searched for podcasts about adhd so many times and hadn’t found any I love. Yours was recommended based on what I’ve been listening to and has been the best one I’ve found for myself. I definitely plan on using your idea of no social media until I move for 15 minutes because I’ve wanted to get in shape for so long, but have struggled because there are a million other things I would rather do with my Free time. I’m so thankful that I found this podcast and can’t wait to listen more.|
|United States||2021-05-05||5||KatLynn||Just what I needed||I am a mom of three boys who also has ADHD, and coincidentally I also run my own business. I was ecstatic to find this podcast because Kristen is so relatable and honest. Thank you for all of the inspiration and validation that you have provided to me and others ❤️|
|United States||2021-05-06||5||Hustle Like a Mother||Life Changing!||Love love love! So eye opening! I literally love listening to her. I've learned so much about myself and continue to! I share with a group of friends and my fiancé everytime I listen to her podcast! I can't thank you enough for sharing all the work you've invested in yourself! When listening to you, I feel like your my twin! I could go on, on, and on, but for not I'll Thank you ❤️|
|United States||2021-05-08||5||Lilz69||Thank you||Great information for adults recently diagnosed with ADHD. I just started and I’m at episode 7, I’m excited to catch up, eventually!|
|United States||2021-05-09||5||keepongoing21||So helpful||A friend shared this with me and I LOVE them so much. Thank you for such informative talks! I am enjoying the earlier episodes and am gaining so much. My favorite episode is How to be productive. I also am a type 8 !!|
|Canada||2021-05-13||3||LilyLovesLamp||Recommend older episodes, still listening though||I started listening to I Have ADHD last year and really like Kristen’s style and strategies. I found that the recent episodes haven’t been as useful for me, but I’ll continue to listen and see how it goes. I noticed she mentions her coaching program throughout the episode more than before, which can get a little grating. The monthly price of the program is similar to 1-2 one-on-one coaching sessions (depending on coach fee), which I think is fair but unfortunately out of reach for many folks. I tried it for 2 months and while I think she created a great program, the benefits didn’t outweigh the costs for me. I did feel a little uncomfortable when she mentioned her money goals (which is important, most people aren’t transparent with that) given that many folks are priced out of the program. If you’re new to the podcast, I recommend checking out some earlier episodes in addition to the new ones.|
|United States||2021-05-14||5||Goobriel||Awesome podcast||I love this podcast. Kristen is a great host and knows how to drive a show. It’s relevant, empowering and fun. Keep up the good work!|
|United States||2021-05-14||5||hjddlvr||Excellent! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟||If you want to understand your ADD/ADHD self, or if you want to understand more about someone you care about with ADD/ADHD, listen to this podcast! 🙌🏻|
|United States||2021-05-14||5||Sandee1977||Too much advertising||I’m giving you 5 stars because I have learned a lot from many of your episodes. I now find them to be rather frustrating. I don’t want to hear 25 minutes of advertisements prior to the episode. I get it, you are a life coach. We all know. If I share your recent podcasts I give a little disclaimer now because I feel like people will stop listening before you even get to your topic of the day. Please shorten your advertising and less talk about your clients. I liked the earlier days better. Maybe move all the to the end of your episodes.|
|United States||2021-05-14||5||KayKay-squirrel||Game Changer!||I’m only on #9 but it has given me so much already. I’m sure everyone around me is sick of me discussing it. Thank you for committing to this for all of us. I’m feeling empowered 💪🏼|
|Canada||2021-05-18||5||Heylor||Great ADHD information||This is a great podcast that covers a lot about ADHD. I’ve been recently diagnosed at 30 and I’ve been making a lot of changes in my life. It’s been a struggle for a long time but her advice helps.|
|Australia||2021-05-20||5||Hevetusheisgbeke||I see the light!||I was diagnosed with ADHA when I was a child and again as an adult two years ago and this podcast has been a huge eye opener and source of information and education for me. No doctor or therapist has ever explained to me ADHD or validated my struggles the way Kristen has in this podcast. If you are looking for a positive outlook on your ADHD and how to get the most out of yourself then listen up! Kristen’s podcasts leave me feeling elated, hopeful and completely normal! Gabrielle|
|Switzerland||2021-05-25||5||chndgjngcvb||My ADHD Guru||Kristen, your podcast helps me more than you’ll ever know! I don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for you words of wisdom and encouragement💗
|United Kingdom||2021-05-27||2||adddhde||Self-indulgent...?||Look. I get it, we have ADHD. But I turned to this podcast, as a first time listener, looking for answers or advice. The first (and only) episode I listened to was supposedly on the topic of whether we’re making excuses.
In the first 8 minutes out of 23 I learned:
a) how her dream is to be the most popular adhd podcast and she’s pretty sure she’d getting there
b) that she had 70000 listeners last month
c) that she had a coaching programme
d) that yeah we might not relate to everything she says because it’s her experience
And yeah, that’s what it felt like. Just her talking about herself? Like, even if there’s useful content, am I supposed to grit my teeth through 8+ minutes of self indulgence and self promotion?
I don’t get it|
|United States||2021-05-31||4||Greyhound momma||Useful info, too much advertising||I came across this podcast and love it. Kristen is so enthusiastic and has great topics. What I’ve found with almost all ADHD podcasts is no different here: too much advertising. I’m unable to join life coaching groups, so I want to get the most out of each podcast. I like her energy, honesty, and how real she is. That’s what keeps me listening, even if I have to skip through some of the advertising portions.|
|Australia||2021-06-01||5||SkullyCrossbones||Amazing and no BS||My story is a weird one, I have always suspected there was something up with me. At 45, I finally sought help and bingo - ADHD with PTSD too (why do things by half hey). It was so overwhelming to find the right resources. I didn’t want to read more books…because I have very little time as it is.
My beautician who has ADHD too suggested this podcast..and oh my goodness…this is the only worthy podcast on ADHD. She actually said ‘this is the only podcast you will need!’ - so true!
Kristen is knowledgeable and her experiences are relatable. Kristen doesn’t pretend to be anything but herself. The podcast isn’t her soapbox. It’s like chatting with a very knowledgeable best friend. There are no BS no “it’s a gift” nonsense. Everything is raw, applicable, relatable & most of all sincere.
Bonus, her voice is soothing! Keep doing what you do Kristen, and thank you ❤️|
|United States||2021-06-05||5||HeatherYarz||Love it— Starting at the beginning||I love the honest realness, super helpful tips, and what I needed!|
|United States||2021-06-07||5||nachobellbrande||I feel so validated finally!||Thank you so much for all the work you do with this podcast, Kristen. I was recently diagnosed within the past 6 months and your episodes help me feel so validated and seen more than I ever have in my life. I love your kind, calming and bubbly voice and I love how you validate and really listen to your guests. You can feel through the screen what a genuine person you are. Thank you again. -Brandi|
|United States||2021-06-12||5||mali2964||Internal Authority #2 Ep #109||Excellent advice! Gives much freedom! Thanks for this podcast!|
|United States||2021-06-13||5||ADHD Mom 2||Knowledge is Powere||Thank you for your insights. I have a son with severe ADHD and you have helped both my husband and I understand him and the world he live in.|
|United Kingdom||2021-06-15||5||optsim||I resonate so much with the episodes||Really helpful content.. but I have to say it does not have the best intro..|
|United States||2021-06-18||5||MommyVine||Eye Opening||I went undiagnosed until I was 30 years old. I love the community, support and advice this podcast provides. I have learned so much about “the why” behind behaviors that were driving me crazy. Until recently, I thought these were just unwanted personality traits but I’m learning to give myself grace!|
|United States||2021-06-19||5||coreylynnn||!!!||i live this podcast so much shes so cute|
|United States||2021-06-21||5||Briannafuls||She makes it all make sense||I’ve dealt with struggles my whole life particularly in my adulthood and particularly now that I am a mom of three with a million to-dos... this podcast has helped me so much! She makes it all make sense and I am finally going to a dr to seek help. Thank you!|
|United States||2021-06-21||5||Lauraay||Loving this Podcast||Extremely helpful to me! I love how personal you get and I am so glad I am not alone! I literally recommend to anyone I know, ADHD or not!! Thank you for taking this journey with me!|
|United States||2021-06-22||5||Latina Blanca||Thank You||I was quiet, polite, and nice as a kid. I remember paying full attention at the start of class and then all of a sudden everyone is getting up because class ended. I remember going into class several times not knowing there was an exam that day. My highest grade was usually a C. I was constantly disappointed with myself and felt like I would never amount to anything after high school.
At the end of my second year of college I had planned on quitting, I felt so dumb all the time and I just kept on falling behind. My last day of class before spring break my professor requested I stay after class. She asked me if I knew what ADHD was and I didn’t. She explained to me the different types of ADHD and how she believes that since I am not the hyper active type, it must have gone unnoticed. I immediately scheduled an appointment with a psychiatrist and was tested, assessed, and prescribed medication and it was as if I had woken up from a strange, foggy dream. I felt alive. Needless to say, for the remainder of my college years I made A’s and B’s!
But then I stopped researching, I’ve lost several jobs, ruined relationships and am now recently divorced from a 15 year marriage.
Your podcast is changing my life, there’s still so much of myself I have yet to learn about. Thank you for inadvertently riding along with me in this new journey of mine at 42 years young.|
|Belgium||2021-06-25||5||vlasselara||Review from a curious listener||Hi Kristen! Thank you so much for doing what you’re doing, it is truly amazing. By listening to your podcast, I have been able to find answers to the many questions I had about my functioning. You have been an important help in my journey towards understanding ADHD better and eventually seeking a diagnosis. And for that I am truly grateful! Your advice helps me to sort things out in my head and find the tools that could help me move forward.
And while I do love the topics in your episodes as they have helped me out quite a lot, I have some days where all I need to feel a little bit better in my misery is someone telling me that it’s okay and that I’m not alone in dealing with that. Sometimes tips and tricks are not the kind of help/comfort I’m looking for, and I just need some good ADHD anecdotes or listening to someone who experiences the same as me. I don’t know if this falls in the scope of your podcast at all, but I would love it if you would sometimes address some ADHD topics that don’t necessarily need advice or “to be addressed” (if that makes sense?!). I think it would be nice to have some ADHD stories from the listeners or other people with ADHD? I don’t know, this was just something I thought about the other day and I don’t know if it makes sense at all. Anyway, I really love your podcast so much and I love the fact that I can just listen to an episode whenever I feel like it. You have helped me a lot so far, and I look forward to listening to you in the future!
|United Kingdom||2021-06-30||5||optsim||I resonate so much with the episodes||Really helpful content.. and I almost resonate with each episode. Intro has been improved. Keep going and thank you!|
|United States||2021-06-30||5||jaybyrd7||ACTUALLY helpful, inspirational, and relatable||I love this podcast. I love it. Kristen is so real. She makes her own struggles and mistakes known. She speaks like she is talking directly to me. She breaks things down so nicely. Her podcast is honestly inspirational to me and has ACTUALLY helped me. I especially love the lemonade in the fuel tank analogy. Brilliant!!!|
|Canada||2021-07-04||5||Gohanis||Everything makes sense now||I know I have ADHD, however other than getting on the meds and it helping me focus, I didn't really know just how much of my behavior was due to the disorder. My wife and I are both listening to this, and I feel that it will be such a positive for us.
Now i'm going to go and finish the floors, laundry, put away my computers, then see what else is left half finished lol.
|United States||2021-07-07||5||Sls918||This woman speaks my language||I started listening to the podcast about two months now after I was diagnosed with ADHD as a 39 year old. Kristen explains things so well! She has helped me to organize my thoughts and make some very positive changes in my life!
She is humble and honest and comes through her podcast as a real human, dealing with and overcoming the obstacles of ADHD. She is very inspirational and gave me courage, hope and understanding of my brain and how it functions. Im very thankful that I came across this podcast!|
|United States||2021-07-09||5||Suep1965||I have ADHD||I finally feel validated! Thank you! She makes so much sense! Hoping it will help me get my life together! Thank you, Kristen Carder!|
|United States||2021-07-09||5||Mrs. Armesto||Love this podcast!!||I started listening to this podcast about 3 days ago and it’s been SO helpful! I finally have hope in that my ADHD traits can improve and be managed! I highly recommend this to anyone who has or think they might have adult ADHD!|
|Australia||2021-07-09||5||elijahmo||helpful and a must listen||I started listening before I received an official diagnosis but this is a really great tool to understand what you may be dealing with and ways to cope or progress, see different perspectives or methods of living with adhd and also feel less alone or guilty about the realities of living with adhd, it helps me to feel more okay with actually saying “i have adhd”.
i don’t always listen to every episode or immediately but i find that even one “just right” episode can help immensely
so if you have adhd or know people who do this is a must listen|
|United States||2021-07-11||5||HolyCowWhatNow||This podcast is so helpful.||I love her honesty.|
|United States||2021-07-11||5||loveumeg||Thank you!||I can’t say enough good about this. I just got my diagnosis and this podcast is helping me understand and have more compassion for myself than ever before|
|United States||2021-07-12||5||Abby10607||Accidental Treasure Found ‼️||This Podcast was something that Spotify suggested to me. I’d seen some videos about ADHD and how it manifests in a person’s life and I kept saying “That’s me!!” Finding Kristen’s podcast has really encouraged me to seek a true diagnosis and is teaching me how to be the best me! I’m catching up from the beginning and it’s great and somewhat bizarre hearing her talk about “me” and “my struggles” but yet comforting to know that I may really have a “reason” behind why I am the way I am and that I’m not alone!
**SPOILER**….It’s not cause I’m “lazy”!!|
|Canada||2021-07-21||5||thanks from Jo||So incredibly relatable 🙌||One of the most authentic podcasts I have had the pleasure to discover. So much of each episode resonates for me. Thank you. Grateful to have found you 🙏💙|
|United States||2021-07-21||2||Tatdufgfertovogpf||Went to Your head||This podcast used to be pretty great. Ever since the focus has been centered around money and being your own boss it has started to stop resonating. I really appreciated the episodes about every day tasks and struggles/ coping with the general adult life while struggling with ADHD. Now it just feels like a perpetual advertisement for Focused and making you more money.|
|United States||2021-07-26||5||jdporter21||Amazing Podcast that has given me so much inspiration and has illuminated so many things.||I listen to Kristen’s podcast almost every day (at least until I catch up). It has explained so many things about why I am the way I am and why I do the things I do and seriously changed my mindset. I finally worked up the nerve to make an appointment to be assessed for adult ADHD. For many years I have felt like a failure, an underachiever, and even lazy. I asked myself why I could never just follow through and stick to my goals. I’m excited to learn about potential treatment plans and look forward to finally achieving my goals of reaching financial freedom, becoming a successful business owner, and live the life I’ve always felt I could have if I just “stuck with it”. Thank you so much Kristen for your invaluable contribution to the ADHD community! - Joe|
|United States||2019-03-20||5||IsThisTakenAsANickname?||You get me!||Wow. Im newly diagnosed at age 43 and still piecing together support and ways to make my loved ones understand me better, and to understand myself better. My hubs is listening too! ( I totally think he has it too wich would explain alot of what we have gone thru in 22 yrs together) What I have heard so far has been amazing, so familiar, so me. I love your straight talk and lil but bossy but caring and empathetic way. It’s exactly how I need to hear it. It’s like your my comfy ol bff, you get me. Except one better, you offer tested and true steps to take to do better.( She needs you tooooo! ) All this bolsters my hope that I can figure it all out and adult like a boss too. Kristen, thank you!|
|Canada||2021-08-03||5||Xander-raineX||This podcast grounds me||I have been listening to Kristen’s podcast for over a year now. Joined Focused a few months back and it has literally changed my life. However it is an investment so for those who can’t afford it now or yet, I highly recommend this podcast. It helps me stay grounded when I’m struggling, and reminds me I’m not alone and I can still do great things as an adult with ADHD.
Much love to Kristen and the other coaches she has had on the podcast that are all making a difference!!|
|United States||2021-08-03||5||xtinaca||So so so good||The bloody penalty! I have been asking myself why, why, why do I make my life so hard on myself? Why, even when I know I do it, I cannot NOT do it? How many New Years Resolutions does it take? You are so clear, emphatic, compassionate, constructive and wicked smart. Thank you for sharing yourself with me. You are helping, I am so grateful. Christina|
|United States||2021-08-10||5||buffwife1252||If you have ADHD, think you might have it, or love someone with it, you MUST listen to this podcast!||On my walk this morning, I saw that Kristen had just posted an interview with Dr. Barkley and so I, of course, had to listen!! I love his work!! Anyway, the two of them had me in tears (and thankful that I had worn sunglasses to hide said tears!) as they discussed the misconceptions and hardships that come along with being diagnosed with ADHD. It can be especially hard having ADHD (and raising a child with it as well—which is often the case) when those around you that love you (or not) trivialize how much ADHD affects you and don’t seem to care enough to try to understand. As discussed in the interview, it is so easy to internalize all these feelings of shame, self-doubt, thoughts of “I should have been able to do that better,” etc. It wasn’t until I heard them verbalizing so many of my feelings and things I know to be true from experience that I realized to the degree my diagnosis has affected my life and my mental health and the relationships around me. Thank you, Kristen, for this podcast and for letting us feel heard and seen and then also providing podcasts to help us navigate and build the scaffolding we need to reach the heights that we want to get to!!|
|United States||2021-08-11||5||shopperwithgroupon||So helpful!||As a more mature woman and student, I’ve been concerned about how I learn and process information in general. While working on getting a diagnosis, I discovered this podcast which is SO informative! This led me to other podcasts and books which have been helpful. I love Kristen’s passion and knowledge about this subject, but also they way she delivers the information - with thought and care. I was not diagnosed with ADHD, but am challenged with a lot of the symptoms (that’s a whole other story, smh!!). Thank you for your podcast, Kristen, and keep doing the good work!!|
|United States||2021-08-12||5||Jules C.W.||Life changing||I have only listened to one episode and I already know this series is going to change my life. Thank you 🙏|
|United States||2021-08-17||5||Kenzie Moran||Life Changing||This podcast changed my life. I am a 21 year old trying to find out who I am and who I want to be in life. I got diagnosed with ADHD a year ago, although I have known for a while longer than that. I have listened to every single episode, some multiple times and they have helped me immensely. Because of this podcast I have established better relationships with my friends, cut out people that drag me down, outlined my goals and am actually being productive in achieving them. I still have a long way to go, but I owe a whole lot of my progress to Kristen and her words of wisdom. Endless thank yous and please keep up the good work! I will continue to listen and recommend it to all of my friends!|
|United Kingdom||2021-08-19||5||MarvynJohn||The words land on my soul||The insights given in this podcast have helped me unearth things that have become so ingrained in my behaviour that they were almost subconscious. I’ve been living in a way that I wasn’t even aware of. Listening to this podcast has been an awakening for me. Thank you.|
|United Kingdom||2021-08-18||5||Holzbolz84||I feel seen!||Love this podcast so much! Educational, fun and knows it’s audience well. Sure I have it on 2x speed, because I want it quicker and yes I want more instantly but that’s because I too HAVE ADHD. I have told so many about this podcast and genuinely it has helped me feel seen and heard. X|
|United States||2021-08-18||5||FocusPocusWitch||Finding myself||This podcast, and everything Kristen does is absolutely amazing. I was recently diagnosed with ADHD and looked for help online when I stumbled upon Kristen’s podcast. It is a total game changer. She teaches simple ways to manage adhd symptoms and challenges, and provides rich resources. Highly recommended!|
|United States||2021-08-18||5||Mountainchick1||Life changing||I’m halfway done binging this podcast and it’s already changed my life. This woman is so full of valuable information about ADHD, and the way she delivers it in a kind, humorous and honest way makes it that much more valuable. She is an ADHD coach in her career and listening to this podcast makes me feel like I’m getting free coaching. I recommend it to anyone and everyone who might be effected by ADHD.|
|United States||2021-08-18||5||Embjklok||💜||Kristen this podcast is so great. I love your energy and all of the great content you provide. Thank you for helping so many of us.|
|United States||2021-08-18||5||ESPECIALmente Fer||Life changing for me||I can’t remember how I found this podcast but as soon as I heard the first episode I felt understood- maybe for the first time…
I immediately connected to Kristen and her experiences living with ADHD. I obviously joined the Focused group as soon as I could and I can honestly say SHE HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOR GOOD. Thank you Kristen. It is an honor to be part of your tribe 😉❤️|
|United States||2021-08-18||5||Meagan AV||A completely life changing podcast||Kristen has an incredible way of sharing her expertise with kindness and empathy. She is the real deal and offers so much tangible support in these episodes. Love ❤️|
|United States||2021-08-18||5||K Dubay||Obsessed||This podcast is my go to. I replay so many episodes depending where I’m at with my ADHD and look forward to the weekly podcasts! Also Kristen’s a dream. I love how she delivers her message and makes me feel less alone.|
|United States||2021-08-18||5||emily just graduated uni||Amazing job||So helpful and love it!!!|
|United States||2021-08-18||5||imbusybeingawesome||This podcast is gold.||Do yourself a favor and hit subscribe now. Kristen drops so many pearls of wisdom in each and every episode. What’s more, she is honest, authentic, and brings such a powerful perspective to the ADHD experience. You cannot go wrong with this podcast. So good! 😍|
|United States||2021-08-18||5||obsessd||Changed my life||This podcast has been life changing for me. It finally made me take my adhd seriously and for that I am endlessly thankful to Kristen. My whole life has changed for the better because of this podcast. If you think you might have adhd or you know you do but don’t know all the ins and outs of what that means — listen to this podcast! Kristen is compassionate, relatable, and so knowledgeable. She’s truly amazing!|
|United States||2021-08-19||5||fishygillin||Best ADHD Podcast||This podcast feels like therapy. It is so validating and has taught me awesome new ways to manage my ADHD. Kristin is the absolute best!|
|United States||2021-08-19||5||Josiah Krol||The most relatable podcast (to me)EVER!!!||My mother in law was recently diagnosed with ADD and because me and her share a very similar personality I decided to do a bunch of research on ADD/ADHD to see if I may have it.
I stumbled across this podcast and when I say every episode is RELATABLE 😯😳 I really mean it.
For me every time Kristen brings up a problem and describes how it feels in our brains it hits the mark like to the most ridculously accurate degree in my head. Like how do you know me scary 😂
Amazing podcast if you think you MAY HAVE ADHD!! Give it a listen!!|
|United States||2021-08-19||5||elerman314||Anyone with ADHD NEEDS to listen to this podcast!!!!||I found this podcast a couple of weeks ago right after an argument with my boyfriend. The first episode I listened to was “Emotional Explosions”. I remember laughing because everything you described- how your arguments with your husband regardless of who started them result in arguing about your behavior, how that phenomenon greatly affected the beginning of your marriage, and how, although you’ve gotten wayyyy better, you can’t help but slip up every once in a while- I 100% could relate to.
Since then, I started listening from episode 1, and I’m so glad that I did. Your podcast isn’t just relatable, it also is a guide on how to work with one’s ADHD brain, which is something I didn’t know I needed until now. Anyone with ADHD needs to listen to this podcast!!!!|
|United States||2021-08-19||5||Big man 234||Amazing coaching and insight||I was diagnosed with adhd at 47 after an entire lifetime of thinking I had a mix of unrelated but unique to me struggles. It’s all coming together now and Kristens podcast has been a huge part of that. She has a wonderful speaking style, has fabulous insights that she explains in a way that is really relatable, and she is a train Life Coach School coach which for anyone who knows (if you don’t you should go find out!) means she has a way of cutting through drama that is super effective and a process of teaching us to do the same. Keep it up Kristen!|
|United States||2021-08-21||4||Aunt KoKo||Good content||Content is very good and the upbeat and hopeful tone is encouraging to people. My only feedback is to caution against mirroring the speech pattern of Brooke Castillo how phrases often go up in tone like a question mark. I think developing your own speaking style would give it more credibility. Nice work.|
|United States||2021-08-24||5||KathyListens||Thank You!||I am so, so grateful to have found this podcast in the exact right space of life when I needed it most. I have spent my entire adult life “managing” my adhd on my own. This worked well, and I’ve been successful through college, graduate school, my profession, later as a stay at home mom and eventually as a small business owner…and then covid. When my in person social interactions came to a grinding halt, so did the tenuous grasp I had on my adhd. Over the last 18 months or so, I’ve fallen further and further apart. My relationship is suffering, my work is suffering, my child is suffering. At the exact moment that it all came to a painful head, I started googling, and found I Have ADHD. I feel seen, I feel heard, I feel supported, and I feel validated. Thank you for being here. Thank you for putting your story out here to those of us who need you.|
|United States||2021-08-25||1||RenQM||No need to gatekeeper mental health||In the latest episode with a 50 year old recent diagnosed there is a part where you make fun of people who relate to adhd and then say you retort with are you clinically diagnosed? Mental health and medical care are a privilege in the USA where this podcast is created. ADHD testing is often difficult to obtain with insurance and costs thousands of dollars and many can't afford it. Completely tone deaf.|
|United States||2021-08-26||5||remiztical||I “may” have ADHD||So I found this podcast after searching many podcasts on ADHD and this one has been my favorite. I don’t have a diagnosis but I did schedule an appointment. I want to learn all about this and this podcast has given me great information that I will utilize to live a successful happy life.|
|United States||2021-08-27||1||Catldee45202||Seniors are not 50.||Love you, but please do NOT call those 50 OLD. Seriously?|
|United States||2021-08-31||5||Feliciaa<3||THIS. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼||I'm in love with Kristen and the work she does. Focused is even better if you could imagine that!|
|United States||2021-09-01||5||Mark2470||So helpful||Thank you for your podcast! It's so inspiring and so refreshing to know you're not alone. I can relate to everything you share! ❤️|
|United States||2021-09-05||5||A. Vakili||Enlightened||Thank you for your program. I stumbled across your podcast looking for ideas, thoughts and suggestions for ways to understand, accept and manage ADHD as an adult. Your podcast has been educational, enlightening, comforting, and very supportive. Thank you for taking the time and effort and having the courage to put it all out there; your insight has been invaluable.|
|Canada||2021-09-07||3||LilyLovesLamp||Many great hits, but some cringey misses||Update review September 7: Ouff, the concept of shifting your mindset to see an abundance of money and time… that felt really out of touch. I was open minded and listened to the rest of the episode. I think overall the message about growth is good, but the whole “change your mindset” perspective is surprising and disappointing to hear from someone with a neurodevelopmental disorder who’s probably heard the frustrating “just do/don’t do X” a lot throughout their life.
Previous review: I started listening to I Have ADHD last year and really like Kristen’s style and strategies. I found that the recent episodes haven’t been as useful for me, but I’ll continue to listen and see how it goes. I noticed she mentions her coaching program throughout the episode more than before, which can get a little grating. The monthly price of the program is similar to 1-2 one-on-one coaching sessions (depending on coach fee), which I think is fair but unfortunately out of reach for many folks. I tried it for 2 months and while I think she created a great program, the benefits didn’t outweigh the costs for me. I did feel a little uncomfortable when she mentioned her money goals (which is important, most people aren’t transparent with that) given that many folks are priced out of the program. If you’re new to the podcast, I recommend checking out some earlier episodes in addition to the new ones.|
|United States||2021-09-08||5||jaypreneur9799||Incredible content||I have been binging this podcast for the last two weeks and it has been a Godsend for me. As someone with ADHD I have learned so much about why I struggle with executive functions, affecting every area of my life. Since listening I’ve come to peace with the fact that I have ADHD, to not avoid it, to not rely totally on my meds but to address it head-on with action. Kristin does an excellent job presenting clear, concise, point-by-point content that I can really relate to. Thank you, Kristin!|
|United States||2021-09-08||5||Jessica Pinson||Thank you!||I’m only on my 2nd episode and you are reading my brain! Depression and anxiety become so overwhelming that I can barely function due to my guilt. My guilt for never finishing tasks, forgetting everything and everyone not in my visual field or my immediate family. Thank you for this podcast. You are helping me self heal and feel not so alone in this world.|
|Canada||2021-09-08||3||LilyLovesLamp||Many great hits, but some cringey misses||Update review September 7: Ouff, the concept of shifting your mindset to see an abundance of money and time… that felt really out of touch. I was open minded and listened to the rest of the episode. I think overall the message about growth is good, but the whole “change your mindset” perspective is surprising and disappointing to hear from someone with a neurodevelopmental disorder who’s probably heard the frustrating “just do/don’t do X” a lot throughout their life. Previous review: I started listening to I Have ADHD last year and really like Kristen’s style and strategies. I found that the recent episodes haven’t been as useful for me, but I’ll continue to listen and see how it goes. I noticed she mentions her coaching program throughout the episode more than before, which can get a little grating. The monthly price of the program is similar to 1-2 one-on-one coaching sessions (depending on coach fee), which I think is fair but unfortunately out of reach for many folks. I tried it for 2 months and while I think she created a great program, the benefits didn’t outweigh the costs for me. I did feel a little uncomfortable when she mentioned her money goals (which is important, most people aren’t transparent with that) given that many folks are priced out of the program. If you’re new to the podcast, I recommend checking out some earlier episodes in addition to the new ones.|
|United States||2021-09-11||5||Musicchick3468||Music||Please please pleaseeee do more talks with music in the background. When your talking and there’s that chill good lyric free music in the background, I am actually retaining AND understanding what you are saying without having to rewind and listen again which is absolutely incredible.
^ could you maybe talk about that too. Always have to read or simply hear (hear?!!!) things twice or three times to understand them. Understanding each word your reading or hearing but not understanding them as a whole put together in a sentence.|
|United States||2021-09-17||5||s1723dg||Great for the newly diagnosed!||As a 29 y/o female, I was recently diagnosed with the inattentive branch of ADHD. Before the diagnosis, I didn’t know very much about ADHD. I always felt like my brain worked differently than most people and I tended to zone out a lot, but I just chalked it up to being weird and bad at life. I didn’t think I had ADHD because I am not “hyper”. I don’t have boundless amounts of physical energy. I’m really liking this podcast a lot as I am learning so much about the disorder and methods to handle it. So many of the things Kristen talks about I feel in my bones. The shame. The emotions flying off the handle. The perfectionism. Getting distracted and forgetting things…all.the.time. I feel seen and understood!! I’d love to hear an episode talking about pregnancy + ADHD (as someone who plans to start trying in the next year) and an episode talking about the different branches of ADHD. (Maybe you’ve already done that?!) I look forward to listening to the rest of the episode and thank you! 💕|
|United States||2021-09-20||5||idk wut 2 name this||Thankful doesn’t begin!||As a woman in my 40s, you have no idea how it feels to stumble upon this podcast and Kristen Carder! She is so relatable, breaks things down into ways that are so easy to get, that it feels at times like I am just listening to a good friend that “gets” me. Thanks to Kristen, I am finally getting that neuropsych evaluation - FINALLY! Excited to have the continued support of listening to her, as I learn more about what my own brand of neurodiversity and tools that will help me thrive!|
|United States||2021-09-22||5||Queen Metamorphosis||Brene brown advertises tortillas.||I LOVE LOVE Kristins podcast. I actually googled “ ADHD coaches” and stumbled upon her group coaching program and signed up! Kristin has helped me change my life!!! I later found her podcast!
For the people complaining about ads. Almost every podcast has Ads. There is even one podcaster who puts out 10 minute podcasts and advertises! . Brene brown advertises gluten free tortillas so get real! It takes time to prepare a podcast, they have to buy recording equipment and it needs to be edited etc and people have to get paid. Hey if you don’t like ads then don’t listen 🙂
Kristin is so so genuine. She is truly gifted at what she does and kind and ethical and Knows her stuff. She is vulnerable and honest and I think all this really sets her apart from other coaches in the industry . I want to be like her when I grow up 🙂|
|United States||2021-09-24||5||tspradley7||Maybe figuring myself out at age 50||A friend just mentioned adult adhd recently. It was like a light bulb turned on as maybe this is me. Searched for a podcast about and found this one. I love her way of explaining things and it feels like my light bulb is getting brighter as I get more info. I am 50 and have always struggled in these areas. Found out I was an Enneagram 7 which might explain some things but adult adhd might be it. It might be the thing that helps me understand myself. Thankful for this podcast.|
|United States||2021-09-26||5||rustyspoken||A perfect podcast for people with ADHD||Kristen brings practical information for ADHDers. Her lived experience with ADHD and great subject matter experts make this a must. Do you know all those things about your life that you are sure no one understands? Kristen responds with useful knowledge and empathy. Thanks for doing this. It’s really helping so many who struggle.|
|Ireland||2021-09-28||5||Nicki nick!||Mind boggling!||Brilliant! Inspiring and entertaining!! Literally every episode I have an “ah ha” moment and forget to keep pushing the buggy with my 1 year old in it!:-) keeping me focused and driven to get a diagnosis and get my s### together!|
|Canada||2021-09-29||3||AbHagar||Good energy and ideas||Good energy to motivate and help you understand that you are not alone. However, too much advertising for her focus program (10 mins advertising and 20 minutes podcast)|
|United States||2021-09-28||5||JeremyymereJ||So relatable!||I never write reviews but I am compelled here. This podcast is legit for anyone who is affected by non neurotypical brains!|
|United States||2021-09-30||5||Carol in Texas 120||This podcast has changed my life.||I have listened to podcasts on ADHD for months now, and there are some good ones. But this one is making so much sense to me and her recommendations seem so doable. She breaks everything down to manageable steps AND gives you the tools and strategies to keep up with them. I feel so relieved!
Carol in Texas|
|Australia||2021-09-30||4||LozzaSweetie||Very helpful but very privlidged||I find this podcast so incredibly helpful and speaking very much to the ADHD experience, and how it affects every facet of our life. I do notice that the advice is very rooted in Acceptance and Committment Therapy style of therapy and would love to see an episode on this as it’s so helpful
I didn’t give 5 stars based on the constant pushing of her Focussed program. I’m sure it’s very helpful, but it’s incredibly expensive (especially for those outside of the USA) and out of the reach of most people, let alone those with ADHD who statistically are lower earners. Hearing how the privlidged can get more assistance can be very frustrating. For a podcaster who talks quite a bit about privlidge to constantly advertise such an expensive program feels a tad hypocritical|
|Ireland||2021-10-05||5||Helswave||Fun & comprehensive chats for women with ADHD||This is a really good, positive and enjoyable overview of everything about Women with ADHD. She also makes me laugh. While it’s quite American and I’m European… I really like it!|
|United States||2021-10-05||5||smoothenglish||thank you for this podcast||Man. I am in my mid-30’s and until this year had no idea I had adhd. I’m so thankful for this podcast. This podcast has helped to illustrate to me that my brain works differently, how that has led to confusion and frustration in my past experiences, and how I might approach my future endeavors in a way that works *with* instead of against my ADHD brain. Thank you so much, Kristen. I feel hopeful.|
|United States||2021-10-05||5||Colin J. M.||**REQUIRED LISTENING**||This podcast is IT! It’s the missing link - between your ADHD self “diagnosis” and formal diagnosis, your medication, and the changes you want to see in your life. I find myself constantly smirking and laughing to myself because Kristen can read my mind. After each and every podcast, regardless of the topics, I find affirmation, validation, and significant changes in my self-talk. Kristen, you have truly changed my life and I spread the good word of this podcast at *every chance* I can get! Thank you, thank you, ¡mil gracias! ❤️🔥|
|United States||2021-10-05||5||justapiercer||Telepathic topics||*Trying to do a simple task or struggling*
My brain: “ughh why are you so dumb??”
Kristen: *Airs podcast*
Kristen: “You are NOT dumb! Here is how we manage it friend”
Honestly though.. 99% of these podcasts resinate so close to struggles that pop up all the time. They’re spot on, they hit home, they’re easy to listen to and easy to process and always have topics that come just when needed. I share it with all my ADHD friends and once they start to listen too it’s shocking how it makes you feel like you really aren’t alone.
Also.. do you even have ADHD if you’re able to process that you’re even listening to an ad before it’s already almost done? 😅|
|Denmark||2021-10-05||5||Stine - Denmark||Life-changing||This podcast has been life-changing for me.
I started figuring out my neurodivergence about half a year ago and listening to Kristen talk about her experience as an ADHD woman has helped me like nothing else in my journey of understanding myself and my ADHD. It has helped me feel seen, understood, held and completely normal, for the first time in my life.
But more than this, this podcast does not spend time pitying, excusing or victimising. Kristen challenges, creates expectations, shows possibilities and by doing so helps me as an ADHD woman regain my confidence (which was buried deep) in this new platform of my life. THANK YOU (from my husband as well).
Oh, and funny side-note. I opened Apple Podcast just now, because I was doing my “I have to work, but I don’t wanna work, but I have to work, but I don’t wanna work” routine of scrolling and diddling and whatevering, only to find your latest episode entitled “The Warm Up Before Working”. It made me laugh out loud and finally, after binge-listening for three months, leave this review <3|
|Canada||2021-10-05||4||LilyLovesLamp||Many great episodes, some ok to skip||Kristen has a very welcoming one-on-one conversation style to her podcasts, which I find much easier to absorb than an interview style which other ADHD podcasts I’ve found do. I also like that she picks one topic to talk about and you can select what interests you. I appreciate that she now clearly separates her ads for her Focused program from the rest of the podcast. Overall I like her tips and anecdotes, though there have been some episodes where I found the content off putting (eg there was a recent episode about how it’s important to “change your mindset” about having an “abundance” of time and money, which came across as very out of touch).|
|United States||2021-10-07||5||C dot King||My Daily Dose of Dopamine||I’m so glad I found this podcast. I was just diagnosed…last week…at 40. This podcast has been the source of calm, strength, determination and hope. You do a wonderful job in making me feel like the world can still be the one of my dreams. I listen to your old episodes daily. Thank you for being here, please keep going.|
|Canada||2021-10-09||5||MaryLeigh74||Eye opening||I am newly diagnosed with ADHD and I’ve just started listening to this podcast from the beginning. Its amazing to hear someone explain why my brain works the way it does and that I’m not the only one, and I’m not lazy as I’ve always believed myself to be. The only way I can describe this podcast, is that it’s like finally getting the operating manual to “me”, and what’s better is that someone is reading it to me, breaking it down into bits that I can digest.|
|United States||2021-10-11||5||Zeusmom2021||Thanks!||Really appreciating your insights and humor. Thanks for creating these resources.|
|Canada||2021-10-13||5||Kristy Vail||New, obsessed listener 🙏||I haven’t been diagnosed with ADHD but as a person who struggles with concentrating on one task at a time and planning ahead in biz, I resonate SO deeply with everything Kristen shares and am finding the tools incredibly helpful! Excited to keep diving into her amazing content 💯|
|United States||2021-10-15||5||SchlingRae||Right in the feels||I have just started looking more deeply into ADHD. I grew up with the poster child for ADHD (my brother - white male with lots of energy and who got in trouble all the time) and mom who may also have ADHD so everything I relate with for this diagnosis felt normal and very mellow, although distressing. I thought I knew what ADHD was from experience with my brother, a Bachelor’s degree in psych and a 10 year career in mental health. Turns out, my biases overshadowed the true symptoms. I found this podcast through my (short so far) journey and listened to episode 101 to begin. I cried feeling validated (crying for this reason is rare for me). I look forward to listening more.|
|United States||2021-10-16||5||RestaurantJunkie||An Amazing Introduction||I mean this with all kindness and respect, but on paper I have nothing in common with host Kristen Carder. Except, as of last week, I have one thing in common and it’s more than enough. I’m a month away from my 43rd birthday, and after years of not being able to put things together I have finally received a diagnosis of ADHD.
At first I was angry, then sad, and then I just felt lost. I’m about to start on medication, and in researching ways to deal with this, I came across her podcast. It’s been more than a little spooky because with each episode it’s like she’s running through my brain and turning on light switches in all the dark corners.
This podcast not only makes me feel less alone, but also more hopeful for my own path forward. It’s quickly become one of my favorite guides in this new journey, and I appreciate every minute of it.
P.S. - I think this is the first time I’ve ever reviewed a podcast, so that says something right there.|
|United States||2021-10-18||5||Love it 0_0||WOW!!||I was diagnosed with ADHD at age 23. I am now 33. I have learned more about my brain in the past week listening to this podcast… than I have in the last decade!! I think I like myself more? After my diagnosis I started medication and saw a life coach for a few months, but beyond that have received very little support. It never even occurred to me to learn more, I was offered no resources, and I’ve been living with this diagnosis with a very superficial understanding of what’s going on in there. Now I’m on a research binge and can’t get enough!! Thank you for doing this podcast for us 💕|
|Canada||2020-02-18||5||Ang-say||Eye opening||I think I finally found a way to understand the other side of me from someone I want to learn from. To me doctors sometimes are like a dictionary of my disorder if that makes sense but to hear stories and topics from someone ( you) who only understands but experiences this specific lifestyle is breath taking to learn from. So 35 years later , THANK YOU . Your great.|
|United States||2021-10-19||5||Jonjdubwingert||How did people with ADHD survive without people like Kristen||Kristen is amazing. Her candid vulnerability is a beacon of self-love and acceptance. A model of who we all can be ADHD or no.|
|United States||2021-10-19||5||grand marais 77||GOLLY I AM SO THANKFUL FOR YOU WOMAN!||Just when I feel like I’m alone and all I want to do is crawl back in bed…but then low and behold your weekly podcast pops up! I swear every time I listen I can resonate in so many ways and I walk away feeling inspired and so much better about myself!
The Holy Spirit is using you Kristen in so many ways…lifting your beautiful head up in prayer…give yourself grace…you got this because God’s got this✌️
And seriously Thank you so much for not giving up on your hard days… remember it will pay off…I know God‘s going to bless you immensely💓
|United States||2021-10-06||5||Abbbbi 🙂||It’s soooo good||Finally a podcast that I can listen to, all the way through!|
|United States||2021-02-16||5||dlk617||Newcomer||I’ve just recently started listening to Kristen, but can’t get enough! She is SO real and down to earth, quirky and funny- I’ve lived with ADHD my whole life and at times was much more functional than as of late.... Kristen’s podcast and coaching gives me hope for my own kids that I will be able to successfully guide my children to recognizing and dealing with this Neuro developmental disorder. Thank you! I start her Focused coaching in December and she is legit amazing!! ❤️|
|United States||2020-10-17||5||Ssoohikk||Don’t think, just listen||I don’t know why, but I’ve known about this podcast for a while and I’m just now getting around to finally listening to it. I wish I listened to it along time ago! I am the child of two psychologists, and I am also fortunate enough to have been diagnosed at a very young age. However, after listening to this I feel like I knew nothing before! I’m so grateful to finally be learning the skills and tools I need to be successful. Thank you so much for producing this awesome podcast!
P.S Have you ever recorded an episode about people with ADHD dating each other? I’d love to hear more about this!|
|United States||2019-03-18||5||animatedgiel246||Wonderful podcast||I think this podcast is amazing. I look forward to it every week. It helps me to understand what is going on in my brain and how it works this way. It also helps me with my son who is like me has ADHD.|
|United States||2019-03-04||5||CY.12||Relatable and Helpful||Very good, relatable content geared toward adults (most ADHD content is about kids or parenting). Her examples are so common with ADHDers and it’s just nice to be reminded we aren’t alone. Just started listening so I’m still working on the strategies but one of the biggest things she does that’s immediately helped is acknowledging that our feelings are valid and making me feel normal (for ADHDers!). I listen to this podcast before work, starting a project, or doing something on my to do list that I’m dreading bc it gives a little boost of supported confidence. It’s one of the most difficult disorders to explain to ppl, but if you have it, you just get it so having this little community is nice. Great work, keep going!!|
|United States||2021-10-22||5||Ladyissad||So much YES! LOVE this podcast||Kristen Carder and her podcast came into my life at the perfect time: 2 months after getting diagnosed with ADHD at the fully-adult age of 32 years old. When I realized that I wasn’t a bad business owner (or a bad entrepreneur) and that I in fact had this neurodevelopmental disorder known as ADHD, it was totally amazing and also totally terrifying. I was so overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start. Then I found Kristen’s podcast via Instagram and after one episode knew I had found someone who could really help me and teach me and comfort me. What’s even cooler is that as soon as I joined her coaching membership group, Focused, I suddenly had access to so many classes that were just what I was craving while at the same time I had an amazing COMMUNITY to bond with. If you have ADHD or think you might have it, you wed Kristen Carder in your life. Also an amazing way to learn about ADHD if you don’t have it but have a loved one who does. You deserve the best kind of support and that’s what Kristen is 100% committed to giving. Subscribe, follow, do all the things.|
|United States||2021-10-25||5||Lm.Schaefer||Happy tears||Diagnosed at age 30 and my whole life finally made sense. This podcast has given me so much insight to what my brain is doing. It has given me a sense of community. It has validated me. It has brought me to my knees in tears finally understanding me at my very core. Thank you for sharing your vulnerability and giving me a reason to keep learning and being the best version of ADHD me!|
|United States||2021-10-27||5||Gabs333||Diagnosed at 26||I was recently diagnosed less than two weeks ago at age 26. Since the diagnosis I’ve been hyper focused learning more about ADHD and the role it’s played in my life up until now.
This podcast has been amazing. I’m only in 9 episodes and that’s because each one resonates so much with me I usually listen to them twice. Normally I listen to podcasts on a 1.2x speed but this one I listen to normal speed, clinging on to each word and theme that applies to me. I even teared up at the podcast about shame because finally I found something that I related to so much.
I love being able to take what I’ve learned and relay it to my significant other and close people in my life so they too can better understand me.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Kristen for creating something so valuable and meaningful. I’m delighted that there’s so many more episodes to look forward to!!|
|Canada||2021-10-28||5||Aseeaa||I love this podcast and Focused!||I love this podcast and Focused! Kristen breaks down things ADHDers struggle with, completely normalizes them and gives tangible tips on thriving with ADHD. Focused is the podcast on steroids. It's such an amazing community.|
|United States||2021-11-01||5||KL1974||I’m learning so much!||I’m a 47yo female who just got diagnosed with ADHD. Listening to her gentle voice educate me and guide me on how to work with what I’ve considered character flaws my whole life is super helpful! Keep the episodes coming - you’re making a difference in my life (& many others).|
|United States||2021-11-11||5||lanthony821||SO GOOD. A hero of a podcast for me!||Okay. I’m here giving a review which just doesn’t happen ever because, you know..
I just started listening to this podcast 2 days ago, and started at episode 1. I am currently on episode 10 or so now. I am putting this in my ears at every given opportunity because I can’t get enough.
Full disclosure: I did not just learn about my ADHD diagnosis. I was diagnosed 23 years ago! Learning of my diagnosis did not feel like a “eureka!” moment for me. I was put on medication which did help me as far as my grades went, but I did not like how it made me feel back then, and I was embarrassed about my testing accommodations being put on full display in MIDDLE SCHOOL (the worst). I would randomly decide that I’m smarter than the doctors (🙄) and just not take my medication… then my grades would start suffering and we’d try a new medication and the cycle would just keep on repeating itself. Now here I am in my 30’s dealing with the same cycle. I have managed to be somewhat of a “functional adult”, and I have been on medication for a couple of years now without any thoughts of quitting, but I struggle SO much every single day juggling marriage (to another ADHD-er… HELP!), caring for our 3 boys and 2 dogs, maintaining our house, having full-time job, maintaining relationships with friends, the list goes on… and I have been winging it for forever. I never understood why I couldn’t reach the goals I was setting for myself or why I still had major symptoms of ADHD controlling my every move in life when I am on my medication. I truly didn’t know that taking medicine for ADHD was only half of treating it. I never learned that I have to seek counsel, create processes and new methods, change my lifestyle, etc.. to fight against my symptoms.
Honestly, my diagnosis had always overwhelmed me as soon as I started reading about it! The symptom list is SO long and reminded me that yes, I have every single one of those and no, I don’t know how to fix it except on those rare super productive days where I feel like I can conquer the world. The stigma around mental health caused me to bury a HUGE part of me that I couldn’t bear to face because it just felt like too much. I felt ashamed that internally I’m a complete mess (and my house/life is a complete mess). I have been letting my ADHD win and control me my entire life. My hiding it rather than accepting it is the sole reason I couldn’t get results.
I know this sounds extreme, and it’s only been 2 days of learning, BUT this podcast alone has changed my view completely. Seeing that Kristen has found a way to control her “monster”, (most of the time), take control of her life, and go after her dreams is so inspiring! She had me at “I have 3 boys” (who happen to be the same ages as mine!) she knows my life!
The more I listen, the more comfortable I am becoming in my own skin. Gosh, she is so relatable! I am beyond excited that I happened upon this podcast during a Google search a couple of days ago when I was finally fed up with my life cycle enough to Google my monster. I have put my crime podcasts to the side (horrible habit) and I am fully committed to listening to every single one of these episodes while I clean out my MANY closets of shame for the next month... or couple days depending how inspired I get 🤣, and start making real changes in my life.
I’m so thankful for Kristen’s dream of creating a podcast to help us ADHD-ers realize that they too, can create routines and habits to make their dreams come to life.
I finally understand why my husband and I can’t seem to make real permanent changes to our life no matter how often we talk about our dreams and goals. With both of us being diagnosed, I can’t rely on him to hold me accountable and help me with my symptoms and vice versa, so I know we need extra extra help in order to make changes. The odds are not in our favor but at least we can try. I am currently in the process of finding an ADHD-specialized marriage counselor for my husband and I, and I only have this podcast to thank for that. I have gotten so much good information out of the content so far and I hope she never stops creating it! Thank you from the very bottom of my heart!|
|United States||2021-11-12||5||skdlovescats||So. 132||If you are a parent of a child with ADHD or you have a friend/coworker that has it this episode is for you. Ever wondered why all of those crazy things happen? Get some insight and laugh hysterically as you listen to this episode. This is a great podcast!|
|Canada||2021-11-14||5||alicia.michelle.xo||New to the crew||This podcast is changing my life! I’m only about 20 episodes in and you have already completely reshaped my mindset on ADHD. Thank you! 💛|
|Italy||2021-11-18||5||Maria Giulia P.||This is a relief||I’ve never listened so easily to a podcast.
And I can’t tell its magical recipe, maybe it’s just the perfect timing between objective and abstract concepts and personal tales to help you “visualize” them, but it’s just absolutely, lovely, perfect.
Oh, I’m just at 7th episode and I already can FEEL the amount of work you have put in here. I am still undiag but this has been my main reliable source of informations in the endless sea of adhd articles.
Thank, thank, thank you Kristen! 💖|
|Canada||2021-11-19||5||marckeelanbishop||Keeps me on track||I use this podcast the way someone might “need a meeting” in a twelve step program. When I find myself slipping into ADHD behaviour I’m trying to change, I play a few episodes to get back on track.|
|Canada||2021-11-19||5||PinkTaraM||Such a helpful podcast||I love love love thus podcast. I feel seen and helped by the content and find I want to share thoughts from the episodes with people often. Thank you for your work, Kristen!!
Also your opening line about being medicated has, more than once, reminded me to take my mornings meds 🙌|
|United States||2021-11-21||5||smorganrogers||Yeassss!||Finally, real help. This podcast is so honest about what it feels like to be me and gives real hope and guidance to empower the super sauce we all clearly have!
Thank you! ❤️|
|United States||2021-11-23||5||Starsky&Hutch19||Great Podcast!||I was diagnosed as a kid and never really knew what ADHD entailed. This podcast has made so much sense out of my life. <3|
|United States||2021-11-26||5||Rowan Jess||Thank you!!||I don’t feel so lost anymore. This podcast is like relearning how to human, and it’s nice not to be alone on this journey. Thank you!!|
|United States||2021-11-29||5||Malzipan||What a relief!||Newcomer here! What a relief to know that there is a legit reason for the way my brain works. Thank you!
Question/request- I would love an episode on Inattentive ADHD🙏|
|United States||2021-11-30||5||Rynes2007||Thank YOU||I love your honest, real thoughts on ADHD. Picking apart “ADHD” as a super power was so eye opening. Life changing. ❤️❤️|
|United States||2021-12-08||5||Sara8216||Make your life easier. Start here.||I toy with the idea that I have ADHD with my counselor. This podcast cements it for me. I just finished episode three and writing this review is my first way of owning the diagnosis. Everything mentioned so far in the podcast resonates. Every. Thing. I feel grateful and have a sense of direction. It says listen to this podcast, and it’ll show you the way. Life doesn’t have to be so hard.|
|United States||2021-12-10||5||Eliza_H7514||ADHD is not a super power||Feeling so validated about my struggle! Thank you for sharing honest and emotionally healthy perspectives necessary to empower people to get help and find tools to make life a little bit easier.|
|United States||2021-12-19||5||Thekathy1182||Thank you for this podcast!!!||I was diagnosed with ADHD two months ago… at 38 years old. After crash-banging through 20 years of adulthood, I found myself feeling like an utter failure. Things got way better after starting stimulant meds, but I wasn’t as “better” as I’d hoped I would be, and I had no idea what to do to help myself moving forward. Aside from major imposter syndrome (“How could this have been missed for so long?!”) I didn’t have a clue what it meant to be an adult woman with ADHD.
Cue this podcast. Kristen clearly explains so many facets of ADHD that I’d never considered before. It literally moved me to tears of relief knowing that lazy, unmotivated, sloppy, undisciplined, disorganized, forgetful, and all the other labels I’d slapped on myself over the years weren’t personality traits — they were symptoms. This podcast is finally helping me to heal, understand myself, and move forward. I’m so very grateful for Kristen and her insights. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 💜|
|Canada||2021-12-22||5||Bruce Berrecloth||Just diagnosed age 53, recently divorced from a wonderful person.||Thank you for this podcast. I have just finished episode 13. Every episode has been enlightening and an amazing guide. This episode has helped me formulate a way for my family to understand what is going on and how we got here. I look forward to catching up with the current episodes and learning to live a better life. Thank you.|
|United States||2021-12-25||5||Otto from Orlando, FL||A blessing||The prophet Hosea said once: “My people perish because of their lack of knowledge”. This could not be more true about ADHD. I am 43 and just recently accepted and started to actively work with my diagnosis.
I started listening to the podcast not even a week ago and it’s been such a blessing. It has in some sense healed me by uncovering the root causes of why I have felt so inadequate throughout my life. I will continue listening and recommend others who are just starting this journey to do so as well. Thank you Kristen and may the Lord keep using you.
O from Orlando|
|United States||2021-12-28||5||Anja Ash||Validated! Finally!||I just found out I have ADHD at 45! Your podcast is one of the first resources I’ve found for understanding what this means. There are so many things in each episode that I do to the point it feels like you’ve been looking over my shoulder for my whole life, insert Twilight Zone music 😂
This has been one of the most validating experiences I’ve ever had. Thank you so much for what you’re doing, for helping me understand that I’m not a crap person. I’m not lazy, I’m not a slob, I’m not a slacker, “I’m just a person with ADHD.” I have finally found my people.|
|United States||2021-12-29||5||engineer4God||Encouragement to get diagnosed||Thank you Kristen for encouraging me to get diagnosed! I am 30 years old and a struggling mechanical engineer. I never in a million years thought I could have ADHD because I lack the hyperactivity part but most of the inattentive symptoms are very prominent and I did very well in school. But my struggles as an adult at work and relationships made me suspect ADHD. After watching the episode about getting diagnosed I found an inexpensive online assessment that came out with a positive diagnosis. Now the next step- learning how to deal with it.|
|United Kingdom||2021-12-30||5||Rosettah!||Worth your weight in gold!||The laughs and aha moments I’ve had since discovering your podcast is innumerable. Every listen has had something I can take away and use. Your sincerity radiates and your honesty has been so valuable to me. I’ll be a forever faithful listener. Thank you so much!|
|United States||2021-12-30||5||SlideToUnlock||The best adhd podcast||I’ve listened to so many adhd podcasts/books/etc and this podcast has made more comprehensive changes than anything written by a doctor. The actual strategies have helped my life so much. I found this podcast from some of the newer episodes but going back to the first episode has been with it.|
|United Kingdom||2022-01-06||5||thatyoginurse||Amazing||At the beginning of my journey understanding ADHD and you have explained so well, helping me know what to do to move forward! Thank you, I feel so understood|
|United States||2022-01-11||5||Clarity060||A Life-changing Podcast||I have learned so much and I love how it’s all delivered in a kind, gentle, funny way. This podcast has helped keep me afloat since my ADHD diagnosis a year ago. So grateful!|
|United States||2022-01-14||5||Cmcmross||Support for the undiagnosed.||This podcast has really helped me understand ADHD, self patience/kindness (barf), practical tools, and myself better. I appreciate the coaching calls and the explanations for common behaviors of folks managing ADHD. I don’t have a diagnosis yet, but I’m moving forward with counseling and treatment. Thank you!|
|United States||2022-01-13||5||Whokares16||Validation!!||I am 36 and was just recently diagnosed with ADHD. This podcast has helped me understand my diagnosis better. I have been able to laugh (and cry) at myself, as I discover all of the things that I didn’t know were caused by ADHD. I have felt so much validation in my experiences. Love this podcast!|
|United States||2022-01-19||5||kmr0033||Great tool in my arsenal||I was diagnosed in 2021 at age 22, and it was an amazing validating feeling. But I continued to struggle with symptoms and finding the right treatment, I had kinda convinced myself (incorrectly) that getting answers would fix everything. I found a medication that works for me, but I was still struggling with shame and blaming myself when I experienced side effects. I knew I needed to start putting in the work to bettering myself, but I didn’t know where to start.
I have a long commute and am allowed to use headphones at my tax job so podcasts are my best friends. I wanted one created by someone with ADHD because I just really needed that type of support and community, and this was on a list of good adhd podcasts and the only one on the list made by someone with ADHD. It’s been life changing, I’ve been listening from the beginning and the episode on shame could not have come at a better time. I’m not lying when I said it’s exactly what I needed at the moment. I am a serial binger, but I have forced myself not to binge this podcast because I don’t want to just be listening, I want to process and understand what she’s saying. I honestly only listen to an episode or two a week, which is insane for me, but that way I’m not overloading myself with information. I’ve showed some episodes/sources to my friends and mom, particularly the one on regulating emotions because that is a big issue for me. This podcast is not my only treatment, but it’s become really important for me.
Kristen’s vulnerability and honesty has made me more comfortable with myself and my symptoms. I also feel like I’m listening to a cool older sister who knows what I’m going through because she’s lived it. I am a business woman and I want to be a mom one day and watching her say “hey I have adhd and I struggle, but I’m human and I’m working on bettering myself and you can do it too” is really important. This podcast might not be for everyone because people with adhd aren’t all the same and not all treatment helps all people with adhd, but this has been life changing for me.
I’ve started trying to relisten to episodes I feel really speak to me, like the 5 beliefs, and taking notes. I hope Kristen knows that if she feels like she hasn’t done anything important today, she made my day a little better. As someone with adhd, I could honestly write 10,000 more words on my experience with this podcast (spaces added cause I often struggle reading long walls of text)|
|United States||2022-01-20||5||ama05||Simply love.||Extremely happy I found this! Thank you.|
|United States||2022-01-24||5||MovingForwardMama||True, Funny yet Real||I searched for years to find an ADHD podcast for adults that was interesting, informative, practical and fun. So If that is what you are also looking for, you have found it. Kristen is raw and authentic. She own the diagnosis and doesn’t apologize or make excuses for it. I have never found a podcast that synced with me the way this one does. Keep pushing Kristen!|
|United States||2022-01-24||5||im_a_bizzie_bee||This has impacted my life||Being recently diagnosed at the age of 40 with ADHD I was having trouble finding a home for my thoughts about my diagnosis, about my reflections on my past, about how to move forward without shame about my diagnosis. Kristen has done such a wonderful job of making those with and without ADHD feel welcome, feel that they are not alone and that ADHD is hard but it doesn’t have to be. Her realness in every episode comforts me in knowing that I am doing the right thing.
Definitely recommend this to all that have , think they have or know someone who’s has ADHD!!!|
|United States||2022-01-25||5||Fvkbou||I dig it||A few episodes deep and i can say Kristen keeps it real.
I’ve watched nearly every adhd video on YouTube, and listened to many podcasts and not alot resonate with me to a very high degree but this one does. Looking forward to many more great insights and wisdom as i delve deeper.|
|United States||2022-01-25||5||ADHDER 4 LIFE||Life Changing Value||This podcast has added so much value to my ADHD journey. It has changed the way I view myself in such a positive way. I final know why my brain functions the way it does. I have learned how to except and love my brain from this podcast.|
|Canada||2022-01-27||5||Marcus Schmaling||Great podcast||Super helpful podcast. Appreciate her vulnerability and speaking from her ADHD experience.|
|Australia||2022-01-28||1||Yesgay||One sided||I really wanted to like this podcast and even did very briefly. However I find the way she delivers it to be very one sided and almost condescending. We all know having adhd isn’t the best thing in the world but it’s certainly not the worst. This podcast would benefit from more promotion and focus on what we are can do rather than a constant reminder that we are ‘different’. There’s enough kf this happening in society from Neurotypical people.
I also agree with previous reviews that this podcast is very privileged and although I am fortunate to consider myself privileged, I feel uneasy because it’s only focused towards that.|
|United States||2022-01-31||5||Jillian Lindelof||HDHD!!! We are not ALONE||Love love love|
|United States||2022-02-02||5||jenmtreu||Compassion and skills all in one!||This is such a great podcast for ADHD adults! Lots of insights, tips and inner work. Thank you for making it happen.|
|United States||2022-02-02||5||L. Fish in Texas||Life changing||This podcast is completely and utterly amazing. Kristen knows so much and has experienced so much relating to adhd. I feel like a trusted friend has taken me under her wing, explained how my brain works, helped me see ways I can improve and why and encourages me to manage my life in a healthy, no nonsense way. She’s knowledgeable, understanding and supportive. I have learned so much and can’t wait to learn more. Kristen is literally changing my life. Listen to her so she can help you change yours, you’ll be glad you did. Kristen, I know I have heard you say that these reviews mean so much to you and I want you to know just how much your podcast means to me. Thank you for doing all the work you did to get here. You are helping so many people and families and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. From a Recently diagnosed ADHDer in her 40’s, mother of 5, wife and friend in Texas.|
|United States||2022-02-04||5||pattycske san duego||Fantastic show||Love the show!|
|United States||2022-02-05||5||Morehead teacher||Very helpful!||I’m 60 and have known I have ADHD since my 30’s but only in the past two years have begun doing “the work.” This is one of my podcasts I turn to each week for tips, shared experiences, and validation.|
|United States||2022-02-05||5||intuition holy spirit||Thank you||This makes me feel less alone in this crazy world💕|
|Canada||2022-02-06||5||Kate.B.M.||Life changing||I was diagnosed just three weeks shy of turning 29. Just two weeks ago. I’m only 11 episodes in and this podcast has already been life changing. I can’t wait to see what else I learn. Thank you for sharing 💕|
|Australia||2022-02-06||5||Jedhto||So Glad I Found This Podcast||This is a great podcast for practical outcomes for adult women with ADHD. I am really enjoying it, and using the planning for 2022 right now in my calendar. Love the domino approach! Thanks|
|United States||2022-02-10||5||grand marais 77||GOLLY I AM SO THANKFUL FOR YOU WOMAN!||Just when I feel like I’m alone and all I want to do is crawl back in bed…but then low and behold your weekly podcast pops up! I swear every time I listen I can resonate in so many ways and I walk away feeling inspired and so much better about myself! The Holy Spirit is using you Kristen in so many ways…lifting your beautiful head up in prayer…give yourself grace…you got this because God’s got this✌️ And seriously Thank you so much for not giving up on your hard days… remember it will pay off…I know God‘s going to bless you immensely💓 Carrie Schrock|
|United States||2022-02-11||5||David Dad ADHD||Be encouraged, inspired and changed||If you have ADHD, think you might have it, or know someone who does, this podcast is for you. Kristen paints a clear picture of ADHD, and will help you to understand the reality, facts, challenges, while offering the pathway towards getting the needed tools to reach your full potential.
This podcast has been a place of comfort, solace, acceptance and helped me to have a sense of “normalcy”.
Thank you Kristen for your courage, boldness, transparency and wisdom. I thank the Lord for the way He is using you, as you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I am married, and the father of four adult children, two of which were recently diagnosed with ADHD. Through their diagnosis this sparked what I already knew to be true, that I also have ADHD. Today this was confirmed through my Dr.
I have known since a child, that I was “special” and that I had ADHD, and in all seriousness, I see ADHD as a gift, and have seen the way that God has used this gift through me, as I am extremely high functioning. However I always believed that I could just buck up, put my head down and persevere. I am so happy, to have found “my people” and am jumping in feet first to get all the help I need.
Thanks again Kristen!|
|United States||2022-02-13||5||SDRiggs80||A lifeline||I’m a late-diagnosed “ADHDer,” at the age of 35 it took a fellow ADHDer to recognize my symptoms and make me promise to talk to my doctor. It was, perhaps, foolish to think that a prescription from my primary care doctor would just solve the problem. When the medication’s effectiveness tapered off, the pandemic entered its second year, and I changed jobs for the fourth time in 3 years I didn’t know what I was going to do. This podcast let me know I wasn’t going crazy, that I wasn’t alone, and prompted me to take the next steps. I finally have an appointment with a psychiatrist, the vocabulary to talk to my husband about this condition, and - most importantly - I have hope.|
|United States||2022-02-15||5||Marual517||Awesome resource!!||So glad I found this resource|
|Australia||2022-02-15||5||Andi Cee||Excellent positive podcast!||Since diagnosis several months ago, I’ve been absorbing everything I can to understand myself better, and I am so so happy to have discovered this podcast! Her episode on “5 things you need instead of motivation” is exactly what I needed today. I highly recommend this to anyone who has ADHD, and needs positive direction and clear, relevant help. Thank you so much Kristen and the team!|
|Canada||2022-02-27||5||Nick the Pianist||Love it so much||i’m not exactly an adult yet but this podcast is still so helpful and i love it. THANKS SO MUCH!|
|United States||2022-02-27||5||N8r8r||Validating and helpful||No fluff…a lot of great content…presented for ADHD brains and those who love them. I listen on 2x speed and it’s fantastic. Great resource for any adult diagnosed with ADHD|
|United States||2022-03-02||2||FocusPocusWitch||All about the money||I started listening to this podcast from the first episode and I really liked it so I even signed up for the membership, which is not cheap. I was so excited, I thought if the free episodes were so good then the paid membership must be the bee’s knees. However, it was the opposite of everything I hoped for or I was led to expect. The earlier free episodes are wonderful but the membership was a huge disappointment. I kept it up for several months to see if it was just an unfortunate first impression but in my opinion there is just WAY too much money talk — mostly about how Kristen built her amazing business and how many digits there are in her income. It all started to seem more and more like an expensive and exclusive Kristen Carder fan club — talking about how successful she is, how pretty her outfit is, etc. which is totally okay to some degree but I felt like it was a bit much. This is supposed to be a coaching program for adults with ADHD.
I do understand money is important but there is almost no class/episode/zoom call where this topic doesn’t come up and it’s fairly annoying. The actual coaching part is good, not amazing but OK — super repetitive and shallow, and also includes a lot of fluff and off topic chatter, which I prefer to do with my friends and definitely not for $200/month.
Kristen is lovely and fairly knowledgeable, however the program is not worth the membership. She mostly repeats the same stuff she covers in the free podcasts. I had high hopes based on the earlier podcasts and no I feel silly paying for this for so long.
That being said, it seems like the program does work for many people.|
|United States||2022-03-04||5||annie whittaker||The best!!||Incredibly helpful|
|United States||2022-03-06||5||dan dan TV||Totally relatable||I am 35 and was diagnosed with ADHD about 6 months ago. For the majority of my adult life I tried many ways to get my life together, and each time I failed. I feel like for the first time I am learning about myself. I feel like I can relate to every episode. So many issues and behaviors addressed describe me directly. By listening to this podcast, I am learning that I am not the only one struggling, it’s not my fault that I am this way, and I can improve. Thank you, Kristen!|
|United States||2022-03-05||5||Diva C2011||Life changing!||This podcast is truly a God send for me. All my life I have just wondered why i forget things, why I’m so unorganized, why did I use to get into a lot of car accidents, and so on. Never knew that I just simply have ADHD. When you don’t know, you just walk around thinking something is wrong with you and you beat yourself up. (And the people around you get so irritated with you.) But thanks to Kristen I am learning so much about myself and teaching the ones I love about how different (but awesome) I am with my adhd brain! Kristen thank you so much. This podcast is life changing and a sigh of relief for my adhd brain. Keep doing what you do. You are changing lives!|
|United States||2022-03-05||5||Cgazave||Thank you!||Thank you so much! I really needed to hear what you had to say 🙂|
|United States||2022-03-04||5||radsue2||I really needed this!||I just found out I have ADHD. I have been struggling in a lot of areas I never truly understood and this podcast has completely opened my eyes. It’s been about two years since I’ve speculated I may have ADHD and I finally met with a psychiatrist and I haven’t felt more “normalized” thank you for this podcast, thank you for speaking quickly… thank you so much for what you do.|
|United States||2019-02-07||2||EQL816||She's one one of us!||I listen to all the podcasts about ADHD - I like Kristen because she gives you real information in a clear and understandable way. Also, she keeps it short and sweet which is soooo important for me to stay engaged. Love it!|
|United States||2022-03-09||5||Trmunited||I am loving this podcast!||I am 47 and self-diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and believe to be on the autism spectrum. I am a new listener and so far, this podcast has helped me to see what I need to do. However, I am procrastinating seeking a medical diagnosis just simply because it sounds extremely difficult. I do believe that medication would help me tremendously though so I am pushing myself to start the process. This podcast has helped give me some direction and emboldened me to accept what is and to plod forward on the path to coping. Thank you 😊
|United States||2022-03-11||5||gemellen||Thank you x forever||Where has Kristen Carder been all my life?|
|Canada||2022-03-13||5||Amy EB||A lightbulb moment||I’m a healthcare professional and listening to this podcast really brought to light a lot of the biases that can frustrate ADHD patients (ie. the hyperactive little boy in elementary school). I’m realizing that I have a lot of ADHD symptoms myself and that my own depression and anxiety may have been misdiagnosed all those years ago because I’m a high functioning female. This realization has pushed me to investigate further and although I don’t have an official diagnosis its helped me to identify why my brain behaves the way it does and how to hack it to make my life easier. Thanks for educating us all - you’re doing amazing work! 🙂|
|United States||2022-03-15||5||Dr. Gregoriovich||So glad I found this||Kristen is relatable and knowledge. I’ve been learning a lot about my condition after being undiagnosed for 40 years. I’m so glad I found her podcast.|
|United States||2022-03-22||5||asdfgghjkkllop||Grateful for the community & knowledge||It’s been validating finding this podcast, the community and the knowledge that’s all offered.|
|United States||2022-03-23||5||Gadfada79||The Carder of ADHD||From since day one that I have listen to your podcast and I’m now up to episode six I feel like you have walked my life in phases before I could even recognize that I have ADHD and so I wanna thank you. I have shared you with my sister who shared you to me I have shared it with my kids and my niece and also my girl because you really help understand the meaning of dealing with ADHD as an adult. So continue doing what you’re doing and thank you so much for the transparency of having ADHD|
|Canada||2022-03-25||5||lg604||Great podcast, thank you||Hi Kristen,
Just wanted to say I’m loving your podcast. I just started from the very beginning. I’m only on episode 8! I have come to the realization lately, at 35 years old, that I think have ADD and I’m talking to my doctor about it. It has been exciting to realize a lot of my traits throughout my life might be because of this disorder. Even just in the 8 episodes I have listened to I’m amazed at how much I resonate with what you have said and I often think “omg that’s me”.
One of your first podcasts helped me talk to my husband about my possible diagnosis and I how ADD affects me, specifically with keeping the house clean, staying organized, inability to prioritize, time management and how hard those things are for me.
I’m so happy I have found your podcast and can’t wait to listen to all of the episodes and apply some of the lessons to my life.
Thank you! Have a great day!|
|Canada||2022-03-26||5||sumscott||Thank YOU for episode 151||Thank you so much for episode 151. Women and Radical Acceptance…. I’m rescently diagnosed at 43 and oooh boy this is a journey! This episode gave so much insight in to how I experienced LIFE 💕|
|United States||2022-04-02||5||Mrs2003||So grateful as a mental health professional for this show!||I just listened to your summary from International Women’s Month and I loved it!I did not get diagnosed with ADHD until I was in my 40s did not give myself permission to treat it medically for years after that.As a high cheaper in the business, treats clients, writes books, travels nationally in speaks and coaches counselors, I didn’t fully embrace the diagnosis until I had a SPECT at Amen clinics. I was working with a teenage girl who I realized was struggling with anxiety because she did not understand her ADHD diagnosis and I was looking for some quality education for her and found it in this podcast but also discovered that listening to this podcast is incredibly encouraging for me because it validates my reality and the way I run my life.
I focus on connection with my kids over household organization. I also don’t sweat meals. I not only have a housekeeper but I have someone who helps me take care of my own household chores because I am better spending my time doing what I do best and I make more money at it than it costs me to have that help. Thank you for the work you’re doing! I’m in the middle of a book launch and it’s been a hard season and this show has been a voice of positivity in the midst of it.|
|United States||2022-04-01||5||pp-pp_ppp||Thank you||I honestly can’t think this podcast enough. It feels like every moment going through is met with the perfect episode not long after. I am still in the first year of my diagnosis and I am so incredibly thankful that I have Kristen here alongside me.I have genuinely felt like the tactics I have learned from these episodes have improved my life. Seriously, thank you!|
|United States||2022-04-04||5||💜Linds💜||She just hits home and gives specific advice💗||I love that Kristen explores all the things adhd in great detail, BUT it’s detail I can follow and actually enjoy. She has been a God send so far! I love her approach of finding the root cause of things and how she leans on psychology and explains why we do what we do.
❓❓Kristen, I hear you say you want us to request a podcast topic or pick your brain on topics. I would like you to address when you are newly diagnosed and although you have accepted the diagnosis, it is often questioned by those closest to you. For me, my husband (when the first medicine didn’t work, he said well maybe that’s because it’s not adhd, when I go through my cycle and my meds work less he brings it up again. It’s also down played by my mother (although she does see the history and agrees I was probabaly high functioning, but thinks hormones have set this off and that if the hormone is fixed I will get better- basically refuses to believe that having a child was ALOT for me and set this off) I am newly diagnosed at 30- brain went haywire postpartum (29) at first I thought it was hormones, mom brain etc. but after a year and half of it I began searching for more answers. I was a nurse and it had never occurred to me that I could have adhd before, until I started googling my symptoms and talked to a friend who is a teacher that just so happens to work with children with adhd on a regular basis and she recommend that I get evaluated. I know there is an episode on who to share your diagnosis with, but I felt my husband and my mother are my main support systems and this has all sort of blind sided me and also made me second guess my diagnosis. I know though that I have and have always had adhd, but this denial from those closest to me has really upset me, it caught my by surprise, angered me, confused me, made me reluctant to talk about it with anyone else, has made me continue to research other psych problems and hormone problems to see if this has been the cause. I would just like your advice on this when you have time 🙂it hurts to not feel validated. Thanks for all your help 💜|
|Switzerland||2022-04-18||5||Claudita169||Best ADHD Podcast for adults||Love this podcast so much and recently joined Focused, which is the best investment in myself I have done in a long time!|
|New Zealand||2022-04-18||5||Aleesha Oman||This podcast is life changing!||This podcast has literally changed my life. It has inspired me to seek help and get a diagnosis, and continues to help me on my ADHD journey.
It has made me feel like I am visible and my feelings and actions are valid.
I have been listening for over a year now and I now look forward to the new episodes every week!
Kristen almost feels like a second mum to me, she is so calming and full of love as she speaks to us. She really makes me feel warm, loved and validated.
Thank you Kristen and team, sending you virtual hugs!
Sending love all the way from New Zealand! ❤️|
|Canada||2022-04-19||5||rogue.meg||Thank you!||I recently was diagnosed as a 33 year old new mama. And let me tell you, this podcast has helped me make sense of so many things in my life! I’ve never felt so seen. Going from the feeling of “what is wrong with me” the majority of my life, to a place of understanding has been life changing. The tools that your podcast is giving me and the acceptance and kindness that you bring to the table is priceless. Thank you so so much!|
|United States||2022-04-22||5||Meri deGroot||Phenomenal show||I am so glad I found Kristen’s podcast on my ADHD journey. After suffering from worsening symptoms due to the pandemic, I started looking for support in recent months. I am grateful I stumbled across the episodes about women in March - they were so enlightening and helped me feel less alone.|
|United States||2022-04-21||4||DavidYork||Great podcast||Understood her, but 30 minutes is too long for me to listen in one sitting. Executive decision and time management is my issue, I just exist to the dismay to so many others.|
|United States||2022-04-23||5||KristyHB||Can’t say enough about how helpful this podcast is for me||I’m a psychotherapist with over 20 years experience, I have ADHD, have many clients with same diagnosis, a TON of tools and strategies and self-awareness, and I find Kristin Carder’s coaching on this podcast so dang helpful. I’ve only listened to a few episodes but this has now become one of my favorite coaching and educational and self awareness tools to help me manage my life - both personal and professional. So grateful to have this available to me! 🙏💜❗️thank you thank you thank you please keep doing this forever.|
|United States||2022-04-24||5||ginger3308||The BEST adhd podcast!! LOVE LOVE LOVE||I can’t say enough good things about this podcast! I have been binge listening from the first episode and it has literally changed my life. She explains things in a way that’s easy to understand and implement. I was diagnosed as an adult and this podcast is what I’ve been missing my entire life! I relate with almost every single episode. She has helped to change my mindset about my adhd and that has been the missing puzzle piece I didn’t know I needed. I basically talk about this podcast every single day, sharing what I’ve learned to friends and family, because it is so incredibly helpful and insightful. I don’t know what I’m gonna do when I get caught up with all the episodes because I listen for hours every day. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!|
|Canada||2022-04-27||5||MJ Saskie||#154 I am not alone||I related to every caller. “ I am the solution “ is hopefully going to help me push through a couple of roadblocks. “Do it yourself” is an empowering comeback I learned just this year. And ya I need to grieve, and let go of who I thought I would be👍👍👍👍👍|
|United States||2022-05-02||5||socialworkmom||What is ADHD and How do I explain it||Thank you! This episode was extremely helpful. I just found your podcast yesterday and wow! I am totally impressed! Thank you for your time and compassion! I followed your show and going through episodes to binge listen to!💕|
|United States||2022-05-03||5||caitica86||Realistic about ADHD||Love the podcast- it’s one of the few that’s not just oozing toxic positivity. Actionable steps from someone who isn’t claiming ADHD is only for the most talented, successful people.
Most of the interviewees are awesome & I learn a lot/get a lot of encouragement. After hearing Dr. Hallowell speak so candidly, it’s not surprising he was charged with assault. Get the same vibes from him as the old men at work who only look at my T&A when speaking to me- the feeling that I want to avoid being alone with them at all costs.|
|United States||2022-05-03||5||jentryj247||i have found my people||this podcast has changed my life. a must listen for anyone who wants to better understand themselves or a loved one w/adhd.
i appreciate all the work Kristen is doing & sharing w/us! She is amazing!!|
|United States||2022-05-03||5||DaniliMK||Thank you Kristen!||I found the podcast to help deal with my own Adhd struggles. I began choosing episodes relevant to my most concerning issues, but now I’m just going through in order so I can make sure I don’t miss anything. Kristen is so good about breaking topics down into manageable - truly useable information - and is so personable and relatable! Thank you!!!!!|
|Canada||2022-05-04||5||ARaiche||Yes! 100% the best ADHD podcast!||This podcast has made me feel like a part of a community for the first time!
I’ve always felt so alone and living in my head, but now my self acceptance is growing leaps and bounds.
So informative, inclusive, and genuine.|
|Canada||2022-05-05||5||wanna be everything||This Podcast is a Miracle||Oh my goodness. This podcast is a real-life freaking miracle. All those days spent curled up in a ball, wondering why I couldn’t get anything done? This is my answer and medicine (well besides getting some *actual* brain medicine, which I never would have pursued had it not been for this podcast.) thank you new best friend, Kristen Carder.|
|United States||2022-05-06||5||moeswann||Thank you SO much||I’m only five episodes in from the beginning of this podcast, but I have never felt so validated in my life. Hearing you be so vulnerable about your own experiences has made me feel so NORMAL!! I was absolutely filled with shame whenever my ADHD symptoms would cause a disturbance in my day. Even just these few episodes has helped me to let go of that, just a bit. Thank you.|
|United States||2022-05-10||5||Draq Wolf||It’s like she is in my brain||This podcast is so amazing and a must listenIf you or someone you love has ADHD.|
|United States||2022-05-11||5||cblav||Love!||The most helpful podcast I’ve found for adult ADHD. Thank you!|
|Australia||2022-05-12||2||Anna, Australia||Upset with recent wording||Despite it being a plug for her own life coaching (it’s her podcast, of course she can do this and I always appreciate free content), I didn’t love how she recently pushed the interviewee to talk about how group coaching can help people with adhd - it really didn’t seem organic and more like a marketing tactic. If this is the way the pod is heading maybe Kristen needs to be more upfront about that? So that people who can’t afford $199 USD a month for Focussed don’t think it’s the be all end all solution they need.
I was recently also upset by her wording of it being a place for ‘educated professionals’ and was a bit taken aback by that. I mean, I fit that category and I still can’t afford it (adhd life, right?!) but imagine how alienating it would feel for listeners who aren’t ‘educated professionals’ who have adhd. Not good 🙁|
|United States||2022-05-16||5||DvGuts||Mind BLOWN from every single episode!!!||Thank you, thank you, thank you Kristen Carder! I’m 50 years young and *finally* understand what’s been going on with me my ENTIRE LIFE. I appreciate you more than words can express.|
|Canada||2022-05-19||5||KaryneB||Thank you!||I am soooo glad that I found this podcast! I am turning 35 years old this summer. Mom of beautiful 2 years old toddler. I’ve always asked myself why I have so much trouble to stay focus on a long period and procrastinate? Why I am not able to work a 9-5 schedule like everybody else? I suspect recently that I have ADD. This podcast give me so much clarity and a lot of informations and strategies. I recognize myself and feel in a way seen and understood. I am right now waiting to go forward merting a specialist. It is the next step for me. Thank you so much for this podcast. French canadian supporter and fan right here! 🙂|
|United States||2022-05-25||5||Mo-220-B||Spot on with my experience||It’s like she has walked in my shoes. She doesn’t know me but knows my biggest struggles and attempts to help me with them.
I’m super grateful!|
|United States||2022-05-26||5||C.Hoo||Holy smokes! It’s ME!||I just found this podcast and listened to the “binge eating and adhd” episode and my mind is blown. I learned so much about myself and I feel like I’m starting to understand where many of my behaviors come from and tips for dealing with the problematic ones. And I am SURE that the more episodes I listen to, the more this will be true. Thank you for this podcast, I’m in love!|
|United States||2022-05-26||5||ilovepresidenttrump||Mimi||Awesome listen Kristen delivers the perfect shows speakers and love !! Thank you !!!!|
|United States||2022-05-27||5||adamslake||This podcast is life-changing!||Kristen Carder & your amazing team — thank you for pouring your time, energy, and love into this podcast for adults with ADHD! I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression in 2019. I still felt like something was “wrong with me.” The value and information you provide in the podcast episodes inspired me to talk with my family about mental health. Unbeknownst to me, my dad and sister have ADHD! As I was listening to Kristen’s podcast, I felt like she was talking directly to me and gave me the encouragement to see my primary care doctor and get screened for ADHD. I was diagnosed in April 2022 with ADHD. This podcast is providing me with tools and scaffolding. One day, once I have the funds, I’d love to join the Focused program.|
|United States||2022-05-31||1||Sportdue55||Trying to Sell her Program||Two minutes into my first episode, she tries selling her class. Yikes. Unfollowing.|
|United States||2022-06-08||5||ChrissyMomof4*||Changed my life in such a short time!||Kristen, you have changed my life literally in such a short amount of time. I am an almost 30 year old mom with two biological kids (one officially diagnosed) and two bonus kids from my husband (one we suspect but not diagnosed yet). I only just got my diagnosis a few months ago. After all of the negativity I had heard about it my whole life and also with all of the mental abuse I had received for 6 years from my ex husband telling me I was a psychotic B word, telling me I was stupid and useless. I feel so free! I still struggle with feeling those things still about myself but I feel much more free now. And that is all because of 1 my diagnosis, 2 my medication 3 my therapy 4 having the support from my loving husband now and 5 listening to you and your podcasts! I have been tackling all of them every morning when I get ready for work. And you would love to know, I listen to an episode that I relate so heavily to (hahaha that’s almost all of them, okay, that’s all of them) but I get so excited and I make my husband listen. So anyways, thank you so much for being you, thank you for getting on and sharing your life experiences and giving your advise. You have helped me so much!|
|Canada||2022-06-08||5||maacc99||A blessing||This podcast has been an absolute blessing to my soul and brain. Thank you!!! As a 23 year old self diagnosed female, I am finally accepting it and all the different quirks about myself. You are making this so much easier for me. I am learning so much and almost every episode I listen to it’s like a weight is lifted off my shoulders and I tell myself “holy crap, you’re not alone!”. Thank you again ❤️|
|United States||2022-06-15||5||SchlingRae||The more I listen the more I love it||This podcast really has helped tremendously in solidifying skills and finding new ones. I’m a late diagnosed ADHD entrepreneur and Kristen just hits every aspect of my life and more In these podcast episodes. I was pleasantly surprised she had an intuitive eating professional on for the episode about binge eating and ADHD. This podcast is refreshing and just everything I didn’t know I needed. Thank you.|
|Canada||2022-06-18||5||Jen.E.Bailey1776||This Podcast Gives Me Hope||I’ve only been listening to this podcast for about a week, but I’ve already been implementing many of the strategies Kristen recommends and noticing a major positive difference in my productivity and internal dialogue. Kristen is incredibly funny, smart, and kind. But most importantly, she gives me hope that I can learn to better manage my ADHD symptoms and become the successful, focused women I’ve always dreamed of being. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!|
|United States||2022-06-20||5||ilk lo by til||Life changing and Bingeworthy:)||I found this at the right time, it is so positive and reaches me where I am at (as a late in life to understand that I have ADHDer--I am 49!!) and am unravelling all that baggage, thanks for the inspiration, knowledge, and tools!! I am on the journey:)|
|United States||2022-06-20||5||Sarah C Catherine||Life changing||This podcast has truly been life changing and eye opening. I listen to your podcast often and I feel like I have learned so much about myself and I find that I have given myself more grace and it has really helped me improve my mindset! I constantly replay the episodes and I’m starting to take notes! I hope to start the focus group soon! Thank you for you hard work and dedication to help us and teach us!|
|United Kingdom||2022-06-21||5||Rubber Ritchie||Please change the thumbnail||Had to unsubscribe because of the awful thumbnail|
|United States||2022-06-21||5||Mom.Ange||But Oh!!||Really I love the show, I do. I was diagnosed just a few months ago at age 57 and I love love my ADHD brain. I hate what I hate, and I love what I love and there is no in-between. Please don’t judge me if I love Marie Kondo and other things you said I would likely hate 😘|
|United States||2022-06-21||4||Joni541||Great, but possible religious slant||I was really digging this podcast until I came across the porn episode. She and the guest host approached the episode with a fundamental belief that porn is wrong, and that *any* porn consumption is problematic. If you’re uncomfortable with (what I read as) religious undertones in your self-development content, just keep this mind.|
|United States||2022-06-27||5||MarissaWorxOwt||Very informative!!!||I’m awaiting my dr apt to talk to her about possibly suffering from ADHD. I’ve only made it the “Shame” episode, and I already can tell this has been affecting my life for more than 20 years! I’m 34, and things just seem to keep getting harder and harder to be a normal functioning adult and trying to hold my marriage together. Thank you for this podcast! 💛|
|United States||2022-06-29||5||RiffleGraham||Gaslighting No More||I am so thankful to have found you by way of Jen Kirkman’s show, Anxiety Bites. Episode 9 and the resources you provided were especially enlightening and helpful. This is totally me and I’m currently seeking treatment, which isn’t easy or a quick process.|
|United States||2022-06-29||5||ghosts that we knew||This podcast is very helpful||I was recently diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 42. And I also seem to be in the express lane for a ASD diagnosis in the next two months (when I have my appointment). It’s been a lot mixed emotions and I am working through it. This podcast has helped me with that. So thank you, Kristen. You answer a lot of my questions, make some of the regret and confusion disappear for a while and have good recommendations for books. So thank you again for all the hard work you do to help myself and others.|
|United States||2022-06-29||5||RoReiboldt||So thankful||Such a weight has been lifted, to learn I don’t have to succumb to the symptoms I have been experiencing. Thank you for your transparency and for keeping each episode easy to follow and absorb. I have started at the beginning and am super hopeful about my future, specifically where vision and goals are concerned and how to navigate my inability to know, see, and achieve them.|
|United States||2022-07-01||5||flatlander7008||Gamechanger!!||I am a 52 yo woman who denied that I had ADHD until about 6 months ago. I’ve tried most of the meds with limited success. I’m only on episode 10 but it’s already been a game changer for me. I’m a person who needs to know WHY and she really helps with that! Just listened to episode 9 about Emotional Explosivity and I’m headed to apologize to my husband of 28 years and then explain to him why I blow up like I do.
If you have ADHD, you know that no matter how good the material, some podcasts are just impossible to listen to - usually because they talk too slow or have other distracting things that prevent you from being able to focus on the content. NOT Kristen - she’s so easy to listen to!!
She also emphasizes every episode that she is not a medical professional and to seek treatment for your ADHD which I am. 🙂|
|Canada||2022-07-02||5||Elana2.0||Thank you. Can so relate.||Hi. I have been listening now for a few months and try as I may just can’t implement or won’t implement your wonderful suggestions. I just finished Self Sabotage podcast and oh boy, that’s me. There is much work to do here and you nailed it! Identify the why and is it for my overall benefit to continue on the negative path. Feel the emotions and interrupt them.
I deserve better and to be my best self. I just need to believe it and work on getting there.
Thank you. Keep up this good work as many are getting better in their daily lives because of you!|
|Canada||2022-07-09||5||dmartin08||Finally||I finally feel like I found a community that is understands that every day struggle. Thank you!|
|United States||2022-07-12||5||Jules in ND||Jaw dropping.||I learned, discovered, that how my brain operates is through the ADHD spectrum. Laughing it off, I just thought it was “normal” to have 28 projects going at one time and nothing near completion. I have always struggled with time blindness. Procrastination is fueled by my time blindness. I thirst for knowledge, diving deep into topics that are new and shiny, leaving other in my to do list later.
The moment I listened to this podcast, my jaw dropped. EVERYTHING NOW MAKES SENSE TO ME! I am truly leaning into who I am, embracing ADHD rather than shaming it. In just two days, I have taken in so many juicy bits from this podcast. Finally, someone who speaks on my level. Thank you for pouring your energy into this podcast, Kristin!|
|Canada||2022-07-12||5||Colormycrazy||So helpful!!!!||I’m 38 and just diagnosed with ADHD. I’ve read so many articles and listened to audio books but just in the first several episodes (i started at the first one) I understand why I have this and why everything I’ve struggled with and felt isn’t my fault, and how I can actually have adhd and thrive instead of the way I have been just trying to survive everyday. The grocery shopping episode was a huge help for me, I have never been able to explain to anyone or myself why grocery shopping has been such an issue, it doesn’t seem that difficult but it is the hardest to do, my husband loves food and to eat and grocery shops no problem, we probably fight about my not thinking about food the most! I’m going to allow myself to grocery shop the way my adhd brain needs me to, thank you for helping me see its ok, can’t wait to listen to more.|
|United States||2022-07-17||5||Lins923||This is incredibly helpful in understanding my brain!||They say a piece of ADHD is focusing on things you’re interested in… well I’ve binged this podcast all weekend and just feel so much more understood and equipped to handle ADHD! Thank you so much!|
|United States||2022-07-17||5||aaw421||Grocery shopping…ugh!||Just listened to the episode on grocery shopping…life changing. I’ve ordered online and done pickup in the past but liked it, but didn’t realize until you spelled it out WHY i liked it better and WHY it can help me with so many things I struggle with. I’m an impulse buyer for sure, and I make sooo many trips to the store each week, I always come home with more things than I intended to get. Implanting this in my life starting today!|
|Australia||2022-07-20||5||Abs070288||ADHD mum with adhd kids is hard!||Really enjoying this podcast, it has answered so many of my questions and validated how I feel as a mum recently diagnosed and children diagnosed with ADHD. Some days you feel so overwhelmed and this podcast helps me to un- wind. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou|
|United States||2022-07-22||3||DunkinDavid||Goop for ADHD||This podcast has great info, but seems to be a little out of touch with non-wealthy people who deal with ADHD. Hire an assistant? Does this host realize that only a select few from the 1% are even able to participate in something like that? Or - $200/ month for the community/coaching thing? I can see the value there, but only a select few are able to afford that.
There is great info here and I’ve benefited from many of these podcasts, but am constantly being reminded during these podcasts that the host seems less interested in helping a large amount of people than she is in monetizing her listeners who have large amounts of disposable income. It’s Goop for ADHD minus Gwenyth Paltrow.|
|United States||2022-07-21||5||oh_kimmy_||I’m not broken. I have ADHD.||I found this podcast earlier this week and it has been absolutely world-changing. I thought I was broken for the longest time. It’s been so frustrating not being able to do what I want to do no matter how hard I tried, not knowing why a day of errands and chores - what a normal productive day would be for someone else - would wipe me out for daaays, not being able to control when i would snap at my family, or why i couldn’t reach ANY goals i would write for myself. I’m not broken. I have ADHD. Well, not officially, but after realizing I most likely have it, I’m going to look into getting formally diagnosed. Thank you for your podcast.|
|United States||2022-07-25||5||kcinbloom||Exploring & learning||The podcast is an eye opener. Many many check marks next to symptoms, not all, but enough to investigate further. Ms. Kondo’s tidy up method was published years ago by J. Morgenstern “organizing from the inside out”. Excellent book.
I’m going to keep listening.|
|Israel||2022-07-26||5||Blooms S.||The best ADHD podcast out there!!!!||The best ADHD podcast out there!!!!|
|United States||2022-07-26||5||Tracygardner||Loyal listener||Kristen’s podcast has been amazing to listen to. I’m so thankful I found it. I listen over and over because there is so much truth and she is entertaining which I need to hold my attention! Thank you, Kristen, for all you do to help so many.|
|United States||2022-07-26||5||AngOmom||Helpful for my ADHD brain||She is funny and has great info and advice to share.|
|United States||2022-07-26||5||NNSPHD||So life changing||I|
|Canada||2022-07-27||5||julesmary98||Everything you talk about resonates so much||Thank you for offering this free resource to ADHDers. I finally feel understood, more self-aware, and equipped to tackle adulting with the techniques you discuss.|
|United States||2022-07-28||5||WstLke||Great information||Lived withADHD for 27 years and I and have learned far more about it in the last two months worth listening to this podcast thanFrom any doctor, psychiatrist, or psychologist i’ve worked with in that time.|
|United States||2022-07-29||5||ilovepresidenttrump||Mimi||Awesome listen Kristen delivers the perfect shows speakers and love !! Thank you !!!!|
|United States||2022-07-29||5||Pokey's mommy||Thank you for not suggesting “routines”🤮 but Tips and acceptance||So often when I read or listen to people speaking on ADHD, I wonder, do they actually understand ADHD?? They keep suggesting that I just start doing things regularly!! Not always an option, folks!! Thank you for getting that right!!|
|United States||2022-07-29||5||grand marais 77||One of my favorite podcasts !||Wouldn’t be where I’m at in life without you…so love and appreciate your beautiful self…thanks for being vulnerable and real…I can relate above and beyond to all podcasts in some way! So seriously thank you for taking time to do what you do! Keep being the light….💞
Your sister in Christ Carrie|
|United States||2022-07-31||3||NannersYeah||Immediately Turned Off||I just found this podcast and listened to the Tidying Up episode. Within 2 minutes, I decided this wasn’t for me. The host’s cultural insensitivity and disdain for anything non-American told me enough about how well her techniques were going to work for me. Hard pass.|
|United States||2022-07-31||1||DTS07||What a self-centered ditz.||I am only 20 minutes into listening for the first time. I wanted to quit after only two minutes. I can’t handle her voice, cadence of speech, vocabulary, whispering and giggling. She sounds so self-centered and like the quintessential Valley Girl. Oh my Gawd! She may have valuable information about ADHD but I would rather have rocks thrown at my head than listen to another one of her podcasts.|
|Singapore||2022-07-31||5||fabrefaction||Life-changing||Listening to this podcast for just the first week has changed my life for the better in so many ways!!!
The first episode I listened to was “ADHD Entrepreneurship Part 4: Pay Yourself and Prioritize Profitablility with Mike Michalowicz” (June 28, 2022) which talked about the Profit First system.
For the first time, I felt like I could see, understand and start to manage my finances in a way that I hadn’t been able to before (as an artist).
Many thanks to Kristen for your amazing work <333|
|United States||2022-08-03||5||VSG213||Eye Opening!!||This Podcast has opened my eyes and helped me see myself in a different light. Totally blew my mind how little I know about ADHD. 🤯 I am very grateful and appreciate you and your Podcast! It’s even helped with my anxiety. Thank you.|
|United States||2022-08-04||5||lewis keefer||Extremely helpful||I just now found this podcast. This is amazing information. Ppl in my life kept telling me that I had ADHD but I was in complete denial, it took me 30 some odd years, but I finally have a name to everything that I do my wife would get frustrated with me and wonder why I do the things I do. It would end up in a huge fight because I could never describe or say what I was feeling or why I was feeling that way. I’m on episode 15 now and it’s absolutely amazing thank you for all the helpful tips and life hacks that you have given me so far I can’t wait to learn more about my diagnosis and how to help it.|
|United States||2022-08-04||5||Oddbodyblack||Why did I wait so long?||I found the name of this highly-rated podcast months ago, but I didn’t have the courage to listen to it. I was afraid that it wouldn’t help, that it wouldn’t resonate, that I would end up feeling MORE lost, MORE isolated, MORE alone. And I just couldn’t face losing any tiny bit of hope or motivation. BUT HOLY CRAP, I wasn’t halfway through the second episode before I had tears of relief and an incredibly warm sense of being seen. And that feeling has persisted through SO many episodes that I had to write a review to keep this podcast floating at the top of the ocean of stuff that’s out there so that other little lonely life rafts out there in the chaos will see it and find out that they aren’t alone. Thank you.|
|New Zealand||2022-08-04||5||SanvirL||Absolutely amazing||This podcast has made me feel so much better and stop beating my self up. kristen is an amazing beautiful person who is so understanding. When I listen to you it feels you are speaking directly to me thank you so much for all that you do have a blessed day.|
|United States||2022-08-05||5||cj_listener||Very helpful tips for taking control of adhd||Thank you!|
|United States||2022-08-07||5||VanillaFudgeAlmond||Awesome!||I was just diagnosed at age 55, and have learned so much from this podcast! Kristen makes a complex mental health syndrome very understandable. Her information is well researched, so I know I can count on it being correct.|
|Canada||2022-08-09||5||Linzp73||Must listen!||I was diagnosed with ADHD in 2019 at 47 and have had a lifetime of struggles that I didn’t understand until I discovered this podcast. Everything makes so much sense now. This is a must listen for anyone with ADHD or anyone with any mental health issues. Thank you for the quick episodes and great content. They are so helpful.|
|United States||2022-08-13||5||Bella2718||Amazing!||This podcast is just amazing! I feel like she knows me and knows exactly what I need to hear. So helpful! Love it so much!|
|United States||2022-08-13||5||stacyberei||So helpful!!||I was recently diagnosed with ADHD at age 42. I’ve struggled with it my whole life and listening to these episodes are so eye opening!! I’ve struggled with self esteem mainly in my job due to my focus and organization. Learning so much!!!! Definitely give it a listen!!! Thank you, Thank you!!!|
|United States||2022-08-13||5||sbrines||Game Changer||I’m only on episode two, but I’ve already learned so much about my ADHD, that I was recently diagnosed with at age 35. I suffer from everything talked about from perfectionism, to piles of clothes, to goals and completing tasks. I cannot wait to get through more episodes and learn how to manage my life better. Thank you for this life changing podcast!!!|
|United States||2022-08-12||5||catnamedchicken||Great||This podcast helps me understand myself and makes me feel very seen and understood!|
|United States||2022-08-14||5||zip6||I FINALLY understand my brain||Sooooo, I’ve written a recommendation for Kristen hundreds of times in my head and have procrastinated since I’m a perfectionist and I’m always in a hurry. But, I want to take the time to say what a difference this podcast has made in my life. I listen while walking my dog and/or doing yard work and have learned so much about myself and things FINALLY make sense at age 55, (sure would’ve been nice to know sooner). It’s been super helpful for my relationships with my family (especially my mom who has always resorted to verbal and physical abuse to deal with me), friends and my girlfriend, (although she doesn’t want to follow any of the suggestions from Kristen’s husband). I often feel like Kristen is speaking directly to me and the episodes seem to address EXACTLY what I’m struggling with at the time. I’ve taken breaks and then find myself getting off track in life and have discovered that I need a constant dose to keep me going. This podcast would’ve been a game changer for me when I was a struggling kindergarten teacher 20 years ago and never understood why I couldn’t just “try harder” to be on time and keep up with my burgeoning emails and paperwork - would’ve saved me from incredible amounts of stress as well as my sanity and career. Unfortunately, joining focused is way out of my budget right now, but if I ever change careers and implement the budgeting (my least favorite word in the world) strategies that Kristen shares, I may be able to someday. For now, this has helped me a lot! Thanks Kristen and keep up the good work!|
|United States||2022-08-18||5||Uncle Ruth||Finally!||So, I was diagnosed with ADHD 8 months ago after decades of struggling, went through a formal evaluation process, the rollercoaster trial of thee different medications at three levels each (still adjusting). Oddly, no one explained what the heck ADHD was or how to help myself beyond meditation and the right medication. Too many books and websites.
I played one episode and it changed EVERYTHING. I cannot wait to listen to the other episodes - but I will control that impulse. Lol.|
|United States||2022-08-19||5||Ttyypp||So thankful I found this podcast!||This has been a Godsend! After 56 years I realized I have ADHD, Mainly because of Kristen’s podcast. So many valuable insights, tools and resources are packed into every episode! Thank you Kristen!|
|United Kingdom||2022-08-20||5||EmmyT18||Love this podcast||I’m just coming to the realisation that I likely have ADHD. Although I don’t have an official diagnosis yet (there’s a long wait for diagnosis in the uk), this podcast is helping me so much. I’m currently binge listening every episode! Thank you so so much xx|
|United States||2022-08-22||5||Jenn M OT||So thankful for this podcast!!!||I came across this podcast after searching and listening to several other ADHD podcasts. While there are many podcasts with great information to share, some of them are just boring to listen to and Kristen is just so relatable and captivating.
I feel like she’s “in my brain”!!
she shares pertinent information in a concise and uncomplicated way which is just what my ADHD brain needs! I also love that she is always sharing great resources.|
|United States||2022-08-24||5||Mike J Davis||Mike Davis||I was recently diagnosed with ADHD. And I realized I did not know that much about this. And I only learned so much from when I was diagnosed. But this diagnosis has explained a lot of things that have occurred and have hindered me over the course of my life. More specifically with my wife whom I have been married to for eight years and share two amazing wonderful children. When I found this podcast, it was what I needed. It has begun to change my life and open my eyes. I share the things that I learn to my family. I am grateful that Kristen Carder has put so much time in to help others like myself. I look forward to each and every new podcast that she posts and I enjoy going back and listening to the ones that I already have listen to because I learned something new each time.|
|United States||2022-08-24||5||atlprincess4ever||Thank you Kristen!||I don’t write reviews but I’m big on reading reviews before investing time & money. I found your podcast after self diagnosing and searching for answers. It was a relatable yet hard pill to swallow moment . Then 2 days after binge listening, I was clinically diagnosed. It’s been a week of listening to your podcast and I absolutely love everything about you and the work you do. And as a mom I especially relate to the episodes where you talked about being frustrated and yelling at the kids or being unable to set visions as a mom . I’m a mom of an almost 2 year old and at 27 this ish is HARD! I never saw myself as a mother nor did I ever see myself as having adhd. Since having her I felt I was spiraling but not in a postpartum way. Just not good enough, can’t get ish done! Never getting answers til now so I thank you for your countless hours of work put into this podcast. And I pray that God blesses my finances to be able to join Focused.|
|United Kingdom||2022-08-25||5||Amycake90||Why did I not find this sooner?!||Discovered today and already on episode eight! (Of course I have to start at the beginning and listen in chronological order 🙃 ha!) SO fun, helpful and relatable it’s like listening to a friend… with an American accent 🤣❤️|
|United States||2022-08-27||5||GCruiser200||Enlightening and indispensable as a resource||I learned about Kristen from her interview Jen Kirkman. It was the first time I’ve heard anyone with ADHD talk about it. I was diagnosed a few years ago, in my late 30s. I’m only a handful of episodes in and this podcast has become essential to me. Informationally it’s fantastic, and her delivery is very human and relatable. There’s even a charm to how she speaks and describes experiences. I identify with pretty much everything she talks about, and I feel like you get tools from each episode. Listening to her brings me relief and comfort, but most importantly, I feel empowered and actionable. I’m able to apply and enact the things she talks about. I’m improving things little by little, day by day and I’m seeing positive changes for the first time ever. I also think it’s useful for spouses who have trouble understanding what ADHD is actually like and how it manifests in relationships/life.|
|United Kingdom||2022-08-29||5||lxlvi||One of the BEST podcasts and resources for adult ADHD out there!||I absolutely love this podcast. I am an autistic woman with ADHD, I was late diagnosed and this podcast has been an absolute goldmine for feeling understood, less alone, supported and encouraged.
I would 100% recommend it to anyone with ADHD — whether formally diagnosed or not. Because if the advice given helps you, whether you have the paperwork to “back up” or not literally doesn’t matter.
Big hugs to the podcast host AND everyone out there who are struggling ❤️|
|United States||2022-08-30||5||TheAmazingLarry||Thank you Kristen Carder!||I’m 53 years old. I was diagnosed with ADHD decades ago. I dismissed, denied and ignored my diagnosis until a few weeks ago when I finally decided to own it.
Kristen’s podcast first drew me in with simple recognition, “hey… that’s me!”, and kept me coming back for the practical wisdom and advice.
If you have ADHD, lose the shame. Embrace your neurodivergence. Listen to this podcast from the beginning. Thank me later.|
|New Zealand||2022-09-01||5||beautybyhelen||Episode 169||How is it that a decade+ worth of therapy on self sabotage hasn’t taught me what listening to 50 minutes of this brilliant, insightful, relatable and most importantly *easily applicable* podcast has? Would rate 10/5 stars if I could. A must for women with ADHD.
F, 31, self diagnosed, not yet prescribed, trying to learn self management tips.|
|United States||2022-09-02||5||MHB22131||Amazing||This pod cast is amazing, completely changed my life I have felt and been told I am crazy and “I have full control over my mind,” and need to act like an adult. It’s been hard and sad and feel very alone but after the first episode I just broke down in tears because this was someone who actually understood me and was like me and there are reason and now I am learning how to fix some of the things I do or don’t that I didn’t understand why I was or wasn’t doing. This is a must pod cast for anyone started to think they might have ADHD or just discovered they do have ADHD! I also think it’s great for those who have relationships with someone who has ADHD.|
|Canada||2022-09-05||5||I hate junk apps||Not sleeping - it finally makes sense!||I was recently diagnosed with adult ADHD which manifested into its extreme after a traumatic event. After treatment for depression and anxiety, I still couldn’t get to bed on time or even fall asleep. I’ve been under the care of a psychologist, psychiatrist and occupational therapist. Although they did provide helpful strategies to help me overcome my sleep challenges, it wasn’t until I listened to Kristen’s podcast on getting to bed (episode 169). It was like she was describing me as if she knew me! I really appreciated her down-to-earth tone. She clearly highlighted facts and tips that were realistic and very doable. I look forward to listening to all of her episodes, and become the best version of myself. Thank you Kristen!|
|United States||2022-09-07||5||humdaisy||A Very Happy Belated Birthday to You||I am listening to episode 19 where you ask us to rate your podcast as your present so here I am! 5 stars and a personal “thank you” to you for your episode on Emotional Dysregulation that set off my entire own journey of ADHD diagnosis and self-awareness at age 36. My therapist subtly recommended that I listen to it and my life will never be the same. This podcast is so worthwhile and valuable!
P.S. I jrealized I wrote this as a message to you, not a review. Forgive me, I have ADHD 😅.
|United States||2022-08-13||4||Bella2718||Amazing!||This podcast is just amazing! I feel like she knows me and knows exactly what I need to hear. So helpful! Love it so much!|
|United States||2022-09-12||5||R3dR0lla||Ep3||Thank you! I’m hooked|
|United States||2022-09-13||5||Lauralina78||In love with this podcast!!!||Such valuable tools and relatable experiences for fellow ADHDers. Thank You Thank You!|
|United States||2022-09-13||5||jazziebear17||Like a crash course into CBT||I found this podcast at the heels of completing my first ADHD centered podcast- I was so scared I’d never find something I enjoyed as much as that one but I was wrong! I’ve LOVED listening from the beginning and hearing the transformation of Kristen going from “someone that didn’t do emotions” and had guest speakers on to discuss them instead, to morphing into an AMAZING coach promoting thought work and talking about how all our feelings are created by a thought. I was dabbling into CBT work at home when I had started this podcast and it served as a catalyst to really push me into discovering why I do the things I do and helped me get to the core of a lot of PTSD symptoms with my therapist. This podcast is changing my life and I recommend it to anyone READY to change their life for the better!|
|United States||2022-09-14||5||Kelseyystar||Awesome!||I’ve had adhd my whole life but never really fully knew I “had” it until I went to the doctor for it in college. I just recently started to look for tools and tips on it, so that I can understand how my brain works compared to other people. I always put it on the back burner because it kind of embarrassed me that it was something that I struggled with.
I recently found this podcast yesterday and already look forward to listening again and again!
You think you are all alone sometimes when it comes to certain struggles in life. And then you find something like this and you realize that you’re not the only one who struggles with these things.|
|United States||2022-09-21||5||CrazyRN77||The Best!||I love this podcast!! I came across it in my search to learn more about ADHD. I was diagnosed as an adult in grad school. I went back to episode one and started listening. WOW! After listening to several episodes, I have probably had ADHD for many years, way before I was diagnosed. This podcast has give me insight and hope for my ADHD brain and how to cope. Thank you for your thoughts, knowledge, and wisdom!|
|Canada||2022-09-21||5||Sadsam123||Love this podcast.||I have not been officially diagnosed with ADHD but I am 99% sure that is what I have. I will be talking to my doctor and a counsellor next week but in the meantime I am loving this podcast. I relate to almost every episode and it is really starting to make sense as to why I am the way I am thank you so much for doing this|
|Italy||2022-09-22||5||IcaCacciavillan||Thanks||Al your advice are so helpful. Thanks for sharing your amazing energy.|
|United States||2022-09-25||5||JessicaJane||yikes goal setting!||just listened to episode on goal setting! great advice, i took notes, but now feeling So overwhelmed and setting any goal! LOL! So i’ll come back to this later when i don’t feel nauseous with setting goals.
love the pod 💜|
|United States||2022-09-27||5||Katiemomto6||Newly diagnosis & so grateful for Kristen||I just got diagnosed with ADHD at 46, and it was mostly masked by how driven & high functioning I am, much like Kristen. Her podcast has been like having a big sister sit you down and talk to you about all the highs and lows and tough love reality checks you need to thrive with ADHD. I once heard another newly diagnosed mom say that people with ADHD can’t help but be authentic, and this podcast is that - authentic, caring, smart, and supportive. A must-listen for anyone with ADHD who wants to grow.|
|Canada||2022-09-27||5||Ray Miller||This episode made me cry||I’m really enjoying this podcast, even though what time is it is making me feel very raw.… Perhaps because it is making me feel very raw.
I was diagnosed with ADHD at 40, and it’s been nearly 4 years that I’ve been learning about this condition.
I recommend this podcast, especially if you’re trying to learn more about this way of existing.|