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Alejandra Kottke: Impulsivity and the importance of sunshine for the ADHD brain [Top 10 Replay with Bonus Update]

Episode 159
1h 17m | Oct 16, 2023

Episode 159 with Alejandra Kottke. [Replay].

Welcome back to my special Top 10 Replay series, where I’m re-releasing 10 interviews that really stood out to me and have stayed with me in some particular way — either because of the topic, or the conversation, or the feedback I received from listeners. For various reasons, I’ve chosen 10 episodes that I feel deserve a replay — so maybe you missed this one the first time around you’ll get a chance to hear it, or if you listened to it when it originally aired, I hope you’ll enjoy listening to it again. 

This week I’m re-releasing my interview with Alejandra Kottke, which originally aired as Episode 12 in February of 2021. This episode was very early in the podcast, and it was the feedback I got for this episode that made me realize I had really stumbled into something truly special and magical. Suddenly women were writing to me from all over the world, saying they were brought to tears by these episodes because of how seen and understood they felt as a result of these conversations.

I remember how nervous Alejandra was for the episode to air because of how vulnerable she had been, but as often happens, it was a cathartic experience for her, and she was thrilled that other women related to her story.

Bonus Update:

Make sure to stick around because, at the end of the episode, I get a chance to check back in with Alejandra and find out what she’s been up to since her diagnosis. Alejandra is now coaching others and working in ministry through her church and showing up fully and embracing her unique brain.

Website: alejandrakottke.carrd.co

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