Your Brain's Not Broken
Strategies for Navigating Your Emotions and Life with ADHD
Lose the shame, love your brain, and live better with ADHD
If you have ADHD, your brain doesn't work in the same way as a "normal" or neurotypical brain does because it's wired differently. This difference in circuitry is not somehow wrong, incomplete, or shameful. However, it does present you with significant challenges like time management, organization skills, forgetfulness, trouble completing tasks, mood swings, and relationship problems.
In Your Brain's Not Broken, Dr. Tamara Rosier applies her years of coaching others to explain how ADHD affects every aspect of your life so that you can finally understand why you think, feel, and act the way you do. The result? Practical tools that can dramatically improve your personal and professional life.
"Tamara is your new best friend. She is smart and funny and has a lot of good ideas to help you better understand your ADHD. With her help, you'll create a more fulfilling life by getting more things done and feeling good about yourself while you do it. Trust me, you will love this book."--Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST, author of four books on ADHD, including ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship
"Your Brain's Not Broken is the best kind of ADHD book. You can open it up to any random page and find practical, actionable ideas. And those ideas are shared in a relatable, easy-to-understand style that makes you want to apply them! Read this book!"--Brendan Mahan, MEd, MS, host of the ADHD Essentials podcast
"Tamara is your new best friend. She is smart and funny and has a lot of good ideas to help you better understand your ADHD. With her help, you'll create a more fulfilling life by getting more things done and feeling good about yourself while you do it. Trust me, you will love this book."
Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST, author of four books on ADHD, including ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship
"Your Brain's Not Broken is the best kind of ADHD book. You can open it up to any random page and find practical, actionable ideas. And those ideas are shared in a relatable, easy-to-understand style that makes you want to apply them! Read this book!"
Brendan Mahan, MEd, MS, host of the ADHD Essentials podcast
"Love the approach Your Brain's Not Broken takes with ADHD. After my ADHD diagnosis, I devoured books about what science thought was happening in my brain. And I compared that to how it manifested in my life. I soon realized adult ADHD is not one-size-fits-all. Many of the ADHD descriptions didn't apply. Others were close but not quite right. And big pieces of the puzzle were missing. For years, the emotional aspect of ADHD was, at best, mentioned in passing. At worst, they ignored it completely. Yet the emotional volatility related to my ADHD has cost me the most. In relationships, in jobs, in most aspects of my life. What I discovered in Your Brain's Not Broken is how entwined my emotions, and the energy that comes from them, are in everything I do! Even better, there's something I can do to take control. And now you can discover what you can do too!"
Duane Gordon, president of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association
"What joy, what relief are in these pages of hope from the expertise of Dr. Rosier. There are clear, sound strategies for navigating ADHD for you or a loved one. This means a new freedom, a new understanding, and a new plan of hope!"
Dr. Gregg Jantz, author of 40 books and founder of The Center a Place of HOPE
"Too many books on ADHD present a simplified paint-by-numbers approach to ADHD. Tamara brings a robust palette of colors illustrating the multifaceted hues and textures of ADHD. Her writing style is engaging and entertaining with a balance of compelling and thought-provoking stories, relevant science, and brilliant and original tools and strategies that can be put into play immediately. Make space on your bookshelf for this fresh take on ADHD!"
Cameron Gott, PCC, executive ADHD coach and cohost of the Translating ADHD podcast
"If you or someone you know struggles with ADHD and you want something more than medication can provide, then this book is for you. Medications for ADHD are like glasses for near-sightedness--they help with focus but don't teach people how to read. Treating ADHD with medications alone leave millions still struggling to function with everyday life. Your Brain's Not Broken is the best book I have ever read on teaching people with ADHD (and their family members) how to "read"--how to understand their own brain and develop effective strategies to succeed. As a psychiatrist who has treated thousands of people with ADHD, I believe this book provides a comprehensive toolkit for success. I recommend it!"
Timothy R. Jennings, MD, DFAPA, author of The God-Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life, president of Come and Reason Ministries, and past president of the Tennessee and Southern Psychiatric Associations
"Dr. Rosier tactfully addresses the very real and painful emotions that most children and adults with ADHD experience. Dr. Rosier, through examples of her own experiences, shares with us the insights and mindset shifts that helped her cope with the big emotions."
Caroline Maguire, MEd, author of Why Will No One Play With Me?
"Dr. Rosier does a masterful job of giving language to the experience of being an adult with ADHD. She uses concrete, relatable examples to explain the difficulties adults with ADHD often experience and then provides practical strategies for successfully navigating these difficulties that can be easily adapted to fit a variety of circumstances. This is an excellent resource for adults with ADHD and for anyone who wants to better understand someone struggling with adult ADHD."
Jean Holthaus, LISW, LMSW, author of Managing Worry and Anxiety and When Anxiety Roars
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