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The Neurodivergent Nurse

The Neurodivergent Nurse

By Jami

The Neurodivergent Nurse is a podcast hosted by Jami, a nurse who has ADHD. On this podcast she discusses all things ADHD. Her journey with this diagnosis is just beginning as she learns about ADHD and how to navigate life with it. She shares what she has learned and the occasional embarrassing stories along the way.
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Emotional Control

The Neurodivergent NurseAug 29, 2023

Emotional Control

Emotional Control

Many of us with ADHD struggle with regulation of our emotions. Today's episode reminds you that you are certainly not alone as well as tips to help you control those extreme emotions that come with having ADHD. 

Aug 29, 202317:06
Twisted Thoughts: ADHD's Dark Side (Richard Ramirez)

Twisted Thoughts: ADHD's Dark Side (Richard Ramirez)

In this gripping episode of "Twisted Thoughts: ADHD's Dark Side," we invite the guest hosts from "The Bar is Ankle High" podcast to join us on a chilling exploration of the infamous Night Stalker case. Buckle up as we delve into the twisted mind of Richard Ramirez, a notorious serial killer and rapist.

Joined by our spirited guest hosts, we unravel the complex web of Ramirez's criminal activities and the role his ADHD played in his heinous acts. Together, we navigate the dark alleys of his impulses, exploring the intersection of neurodivergence and criminality.

Throughout the episode, we'll hear expert insights from psychologists, criminologists, and delve into Ramirez's troubled childhood, searching for clues that might shed light on the origins of his sinister behavior.

But don't worry, this episode isn't just about diving into the darkness. With the lighthearted banter and unique perspectives of our guest hosts from "The Bar is Ankle High," we find moments of laughter amidst the unsettling stories. Their witty remarks and unexpected humor bring a refreshing twist to the grim subject matter.

However, we must also provide trigger warnings, as this episode delves into graphic violence and sexual assault. We approach these topics with sensitivity and empathy, aiming to foster understanding and shed light on the far-reaching consequences of Ramirez's actions.

Join us as we navigate the twisted thoughts of Richard Ramirez, examining the complex relationship between ADHD, criminality, and the chilling legacy left by the Night Stalker.

Disclaimer: Listener discretion is advised. This episode contains explicit content that may not be suitable for all audiences.

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Jun 15, 202301:04:28
Other People's Opinions Are None of Your Business
May 08, 202313:34
The Unquiet Mind
Apr 25, 202314:44
Conquer Conversations - Despite ADHD
Apr 08, 202316:26
Morning Anger
Mar 22, 202310:09
Dare To Do Things With The Hosts of The Bar Is Ankle High

Dare To Do Things With The Hosts of The Bar Is Ankle High

"As I've gotten older, it's also that thing of, Having a shorter memory shelf than having the inability to really juggle a thousand different intense relationships all at once has made it so that I can respect other people's need for space." -Katie

Check out this week's episode as Jami chats with the hosts of The Bar is Ankle High Podcast. Garet and Katie talk about their journey of ADHD diagnosis and stepping out to start a podcast.

The Bar is Ankle High is bringing you your new favorite podcast about life, love, friendships, and everything in between, all powered by chaos and ADHD!

Garet and Katie leave listeners with 4 tips they would give about stepping out and doing "the thing" whether it be starting a podcast or pursuing a job you really want.

You can listen to their podcast here.

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Don't forget to signup to go to Spain with Jami in October.

You can do that here.

Mar 17, 202347:10
Celebrating International Women's Day: Exploring Gender Equality and ADHD
Mar 08, 202328:20
ADHD Fashion Solutions With Wardrobe Stylist Paul Julch

ADHD Fashion Solutions With Wardrobe Stylist Paul Julch

I don't know about you, but when it comes to fashion I STRUGGLE. I talk to a professional Wardrobe Stylist, Paul Julch who provides amazing styling tips for those of us with ADHD including ** Not spending to much ** How to visualize our wardrobe ** Shopping with purpose & More! You can find more of Paul's amazing tips on his Instagram @urbsuburbstyle His website at And don't forget to signup for his AMAZING newsletter!  ********  Ads: If you think a trip to Spain with The Neurodivergent Nurse sounds AMAZING sign up at
Jan 25, 202343:40
Difficulties Setting Boundaries With ADHD
Jan 09, 202322:40
Gaslighting The ADHD Brain

Gaslighting The ADHD Brain

“Gaslighting” is Merriam-Webster's word of the year. In today's episode Jami chats with you why those with ADHD are so susceptible for others to gaslight them.
Also, be sure to take the quick survey about where you would want to take a trip with The Neurodivergent Nurse. You can do that here.
Refer to harassment in the workplace at US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Dec 02, 202213:35
Where Does Loving Others Begin? A Tribute to The Greatest

Where Does Loving Others Begin? A Tribute to The Greatest

If you didn't know Jami was the host of First Do No Harm podcast. 

In 2020 Jami's wonderful mother was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. She has fought and enjoyed every minute of life she had left through the years. Unfortunately 11/23/2022 at 11:52pm her battle with cancer was over.

Jami recorded an episode in May 2019 about the importance of loving others. Through the year's Jan Jackson became so proud of The Neurodivergent Nurse and the members of the community that finally felt seen and loved. Before there was that account the importance of loving and supporting others was taught. Please enjoy this episode of First Do No Harm as tribute to Jami's Mom.

Nov 25, 202222:28
Are You Behind In Life Due To ADHD?
Nov 08, 202216:36
ADHD and Student Life With Anna
Sep 04, 202247:35
ADHD and Police Interactions (part 2)
Aug 21, 202201:09:03
ADHD and Police Interactions (part 1)
Aug 05, 202241:57
ADHD Life With Skye Rapson, ADHD Coach

ADHD Life With Skye Rapson, ADHD Coach

Skye was gracious enough to roll with me having to emergently pick up a shift at the hospital, leaving this episode to be recorded in the parking lot via Zoom.

Skye Rapson shares about what life was like with ADHD (as well as some helpful tips). She also talks about the amazing organization,
Unconventional Organisation. She also discusses the differences between an ADHD coach and Therapist. Truly I learned so much from this interview, not to mention I could listen to her talk with her beautiful accent for hours.

Unconventional Organisation information.
Go to their website  to find out more information AND book a FREE 20 minute consultation. 

If you're on Instagram please check out the help they provide via posts @unconventionalorganisation.


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Jul 19, 202243:30
Darcy Michael & Jane Stanton Talk ADHD
Jun 29, 202249:30
Interview Tips For ADHD Brains
Jun 09, 202223:43
How To Respond To Criticism With ADHD

How To Respond To Criticism With ADHD

ADHD makes us more sensitive to criticism. Our first instinct is often to respond defensively or angrily to outside comments that feel like disapproval. This episode talks about ways we can respond if the criticism is valid as well as invalid. 

May 20, 202217:56
How To Spend Your Sunday
Apr 24, 202214:49
The Dangers of Driving with ADHD
Mar 26, 202214:29
ADHD Burnout
Mar 11, 202211:56
Are You Self-Centered or is it ADHD?

Are You Self-Centered or is it ADHD?

Are people with ADHD more self-centered than the rest of the population? Probably not. Although there are some characteristics of ADHD can give the appearance of being self-centered. In today's episode we talk about 7 reasons you may come across as self-centered. 

Feb 25, 202213:26
Difficulty Getting Diagnosed With ADHD For Black Americans
Feb 17, 202255:06
Revenge Bedtime Procrastination
Feb 11, 202216:05
ADHD and Travel Nursing

ADHD and Travel Nursing

Live from Nashville! People in the ADHD world experience life more intensely, more passionately than neurotypicals. They have a low threshold for outside sensory experience because the day-to-day experience of their five senses and their thoughts is always on high volume. The ADHD nervous system is overwhelmed by life experiences because its intensity is so high. One way we get that hit of dopamine through new experiences is in the world of traveling.

Whether you have ADHD or not, at Nurses Podcon The Neurodivergent Nurse gave tips to make your world of traveling a bit easier as well as maximizing your income!
Jan 26, 202230:07
Social Justice Warriors with Amie and Sara Cohosts of The Gritty Nurse Podcast
Jan 20, 202253:18
ADHD's Social Skills Difficulties
Jan 14, 202217:13
ADHD Coach Ron
Jan 07, 202241:22
Glimpses of Gratefulness: Your Past Doesn't Equal Your Future

Glimpses of Gratefulness: Your Past Doesn't Equal Your Future

Your past doesn't not equal your future nor does it mean it is who you are today. We have have moments and periods in our lives that we are not proud of. We may have evolved and grown from those moments but you ARE NOT your mistakes, your bad choices. You are human. What is important is the fact that you're trying to be a better person today than you were yesterday and that's wortg being proud of.
Dec 30, 202112:58
Motivation Tips to Carry into 2022

Motivation Tips to Carry into 2022

Those of us with ADHD struggle when it comes to motivation. This week's episode we are going to talk about why our brains have such a difficult time as well as 9 (actually 10) tips to help you get motivated to do that task.

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Resources for Today's Show
Emotions and Motivations | Psychology Today
Understanding Motivation and Emotion - Johnmarshall Reeve - Google Books
Mapping the interconnected neural systems underlying motivation and emotion: A key step toward understanding the human affectome - ScienceDirect
Motivation Deficit in ADHD is Associated with Dysfunction of the Dopamine Reward Pathway
Dec 28, 202128:56
Glimpses of Gratefulness: You Are Strong and Resilient

Glimpses of Gratefulness: You Are Strong and Resilient

You are Strong and Resilient and you can handle every situation. So many of us have been playing the same self-defeating records over and over again in our heads for so long that we don’t know how to think any differently about ourselves. Listen to today's episode and you much just change your tune.
Dec 26, 202112:14
Glimpses of Gratefulness: Juggling Roles.

Glimpses of Gratefulness: Juggling Roles.

New miniseries within The Neurodivergent Nurse recorded on the way to work- unedited and just truth. This miniseries will bring you the reminder you need to appreciate who YOU are because your ADHD brain doesn't always allow you to do it, so let me help. Todays episode focuses on the phrase, "I'm doing well when juggling so many roles."
Dec 21, 202111:15
Fear Less Now Host, Sam Led (part 2)
Dec 17, 202153:51
Fear Less Now Host, Sam Led (part 1)
Dec 03, 202144:56
Tips For The ADHD Traveler

Tips For The ADHD Traveler

Traveling can be incredibly difficult for those of us with ADHD. While we love it at times there always seems to be minor disasters that make planning and the follow through more difficult. This week's episode is recorded on the road as I share with you trips to  make your experience a little less stressful and maximize your enjoyment!

Nov 19, 202117:19
ADHD & Seasonal Affective Disorder
Nov 12, 202118:12
Unlock The Next Level of Your ADHD with Creativity
Nov 05, 202116:12
How to Make Small Talk
Oct 30, 202119:18
ADHD & Comorbidities
Oct 26, 202116:52
Rumination With ADHD
Oct 14, 202115:25
ADHD & Sobriety with Chris Sweich The Host of From The Depths of Darkness to The Light of Success Podcast
Sep 30, 202146:23
What Can Be Making Your ADHD Worse?

What Can Be Making Your ADHD Worse?

Something major has happened in the last few weeks that has caused my world to feel flipped upside down. I also started noticing my ADHD symptoms eerily similar to pre diagnosis. This led me to figure out what could cause my symptoms to be increasing (besides stress). 

This week's episode talks about the things that could be contributing to worsening of your ADHD symptoms. 

Sep 23, 202115:06
Is Multitasking Your Super Hero Strength?
Sep 15, 202114:28
Quick Tips To Manage ADHD Time Blindness

Quick Tips To Manage ADHD Time Blindness

This episode gives some quick tips to make time more manageable for the ADHD brain.

Sep 01, 202111:06
How To Say, "No"

How To Say, "No"

Do you have a difficult time saying "no?" Then this is the episode for you!

Saying no to a request from someone you like, love, admire or hate-to-disappoint is difficult. This episode will talk about why it's especially difficult for those of us with ADHD and include tips and ways for you to use to start saying "no."

Aug 25, 202111:09
ADHD & The Clutter Chaos

ADHD & The Clutter Chaos

Clutter seems to come along with the experience of ADHD. Organizing belongings, keeping up with housekeeping, and maintaining the flow of family life can get complicated because of ADHD symptoms.

This week's episode dives into the impact clutter has on the lives of those of us with ADHD and tips to put an end to it! 

Be sure to listen to how to get a free body double appointment if you're +18years old. 

Aug 18, 202117:53
I'll Take A Shot... of Dopamine

I'll Take A Shot... of Dopamine

Dopamine allows us to regulate emotional responses and take action to achieve specific rewards. It’s responsible for feelings of pleasure and reward.

Scientists have observed that levels of dopamine are different in people with ADHD than in those without ADHD. 

This episode talks about the neurobiology of the ADHD brain and the ways in which we attempt to get "hits" of Dopamine. 

Aug 11, 202120:14
Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

As many as 80% of people with ADHD will have at least one other psychiatric condition in their lifetime. Just as untreated ADHD can lead to unnecessary problems in everyday life, comorbid conditions can cause a tremendous amount of harm in those with ADHD if left undiagnosed and untreated. On the surface, SAD and ADHD can sometimes look alike. We will discuss The following and few ways symptoms of ADHD and SAD overlap. As always this episode will include tips and ways to help minimize the suffering of Social Anxiety!

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References used to help create this podcast:

Sobanski E, Brüggemann D, Alm B, et al. Psychiatric comorbidity and functional impairment in a clinically referred sample of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2007;257(7):371-377. doi:10.1007/s00406-007-0712-8

Kessler RC, Adler L, Barkley R, et al. The prevalence and correlates of adult ADHD in the United States: Results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Am J Psychiatry. 2006;163(4):716-723. doi:10.1176/ajp.2006.163.4.716

Koyuncu A, Alkın T, Tükel R. Development of social anxiety disorder secondary to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (the developmental hypothesis). Early Interv Psychiatry. 2018;12(2):269-272. doi:10.1111/eip.12372

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th Ed.). Washington, DC. 2013

Jul 28, 202128:29