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Living life with ADHD is weird. So is gaming. Welcome to Catie and Erik's Infinite Quest. Join prominent TikTok creators Cate Osborn (Catieosaurus) and Erik Gude (HeyGude) as they discuss the experiences and challenges of living with ADHD, depression and navigating life as neurodivergent adults - and also, we play ADHDnD-- Dungeons and Dragons but make it ADHD. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/infinitequest/support
 
Welcome to Chatting to a Friend. In this podcast I am chatting to incredible women from all walks of life about friendship, community, self care, adventure, sex, grief, boundaries and asking them how they look after themselves, how they manage their mental health and what drives them. It’s an enormous privilege to have the time and opportunity to learn from some truly remarkable women. I hope you enjoy it.
 
Welcome to Smashing The Ceiling, the official podcast of The Skylark Collective. On this show we showcase the lives of women with interesting, unusual and inspiring careers, those who have achieved amazing things, some who've got a really cool or unusual job, and some who've just had a fascinating life. Each week I sit down with one woman to dig a little deeper into the HOW of it all - how did they get where they are, how they picked themselves up when things didn’t go right, and how their m ...
 
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In this episode, Cate and Erik sit down to talk about over versus underpreparing in conversation with ADHD and the curse of all-or-nothing-thinking when it comes to *actually* getting stuff done. They discuss how planning for something big (like a new web series...) can be made even more stressful by the idea that it has to be perfectly done or not…
 
In this episode, Cate and Erik sit down to discuss a therapy breakthrough (and perspective adjustment) that Cate recently had. We talk about ADHD task management, how 'leaving things until you HAVE to' can make more work on the back end, and how frustrating it is to feel immobilized by not having enough momentum to start. In the back half, they mak…
 
Hello from the sick ward at Infinite Quest. Consider supporting the work we do by visiting Podcast: www.patreon.com/infinitequest Erik: www.patreon.com/heygude Cate: mostlypans.com or www.patreon.com/catieosaurus Find us on TikTok and Instagram at: @catieosaurus @heygude We also stream daily on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/catieosaurus https://ww.…
 
In this episode, Cate is feeling quite under the weather, and so Erik tags in cool guy, incredible maker and truly excellent content creator Tim Ahern sit down to talk about their experiences with ADHD. They talk video games, failure, growth and have a surprisingly in-depth conversation about the finer nuances of the Animorphs series. Spoilers, Cat…
 
In this discordant two-part episode, Cate and Erik have a ...pointed and passionate...conversation about the frustration of consistently having to navigate misinformation as educators and advocates. Cate rails against the broad generalities of "adhd mindreading" and he harm that narrative can do, and Erik gets vulnerable about what this work means …
 
In this episode, Cate and Erik review a new study by UKAAN, the United Kingdom's Adult ADHD organization and what it has to say about the challenges of being both intellectually gifted and having ADHD. They talk about their experiences on either end of the "gifted kid" spectrum, and what it's like to grow up with the expectation "gifted" brings, an…
 
In this episode, Cate and Erik sit down to talk about one of the hardest things in the world: asking for help. They discuss the difficulties of owning the need for help, how to ask for it and what 'help' itself can look like. They discuss how ADHD can often complicate help, and offer some insight on accepting the need for help as part of the ADHD t…
 
In this episode Cate and Erik discuss recent breakthroughs in therapy for Cate and what "getting to know yourself" really means. Erik and Cate wax very philosophical and meander to the point. They talk about ADHD hyperfixation and identity along with some deeply personal thoughts about the importance of self acceptance and self-improvement. Find us…
 
On this Very Special Episode of Infinite Quest, Cate sits down with educator, advocate, ADHD coach and Queen of ADHD podcasts, Kristen Carder from the I Have ADHD Podcast! We talk about late diagnosis, building systems, and the difference between "broken" and "your brain works different". Cate and Kristen talk the nuances of navigating life with AD…
 
In this episode, Cate and Erik sit down and answer a question from someone on Twitch "what's the worst thing to deal with because of your ADHD"? They share their experiences with two particularly difficult scenarios and discover a common unifier among the two very different situations. Find us on TikTok and Instagram at: @catieosaurus @heygude We a…
 
If you’re into meditation and healing, you may know what a Tibetan sound bowl is. If not, you’ve got a treat in store, as we’ll be digging deep into the world of holistic health in this episode. My guest today is Justine Nagaur, a spiritual healer, teacher, mentor, and creator of bespoke crystal malas. I met Justine a couple of years ago, and she’s…
 
In this episode, Cate sits down to talk with author, educator and advocate KC Davis, aka @domesticblisters. We talk about her journey to diagnosis, her incredible book, Keeping House While Drowning, and what it's like to own the sickest magnet collection this side of the equator. Cate fangirls pretty hard and we discuss the nuances of navigating sh…
 
On this Very Special Episode of Infinite Quest, Cate and Erik ease back on into their regularly scheduled programming with an episode that mostly consists of Cate crying about how good dogs are. It's been a long couple of weeks, so this is mostly a life update, but there are also a few surprise announcements scattered within about some upcoming con…
 
How often do you think about your own breathing? I bet you are right now. How fast do you breathe? How deeply? Most of the time it’s completely unconscious. We just do it, and we rarely consider how we breathe unless we’re exercising and out of breath, or ill and out of breath, as many of us have been during the pandemic.It’s only when our capacity…
 
In this Very Special Episode, Cate sits down with Chris, everyone's favorite ADHDnD-DM and also very conveniently her husband, to talk about what it's ACTUALLY like to be in a dual-neurodivergent relationship. They talk about the challenges of diagnosis, negotiating chores, tasks and generally what it's like to have to work to find the balance betw…
 
Saying "No" is hard, but also often necessary, unless your grandmother asks you if you're having a good time at her birthday party, in which case you say "Yes!" in the most enthusiastic way possible, no exceptions. In this episode, Cate and Erik discuss their relationships with saying "no" and setting boundaries, and the struggle to balance being h…
 
This week, we’re talking, amongst other things, about sleep. My guest today is Dot Zacharias, COO and co-founder of Nourish, a wellbeing app designed for busy mums to find a little calm in their lives, which aims to protect maternal mental health and provide support. But that description doesn’tquite cover Dot’s career. After starting her working l…
 
You know what's scary? Trying new things. You know what's awesome? TRYING NEW THINGS! In this episode, Cate and Erik discuss the strangely bittersweet feeling of discovering something you like, and what it even means to like something. Also, Cate will be sleeping in a tent for the first time in their life and we're very proud of her for that. Find …
 
Being a human is hard, but also pretty freaking cool! In this episode, Cate and Erik tell stories about some of the ADHD-related experiences they've had that were actually pretty awesome! They also discuss the importance of remembering your successes, not just your failures. It's not all doom and gloom, folks! Find us on TikTok and Instagram at: @c…
 
Running began for Lucy when she was 15 years old as a way to spend time with her Dad. When he decided to run a 100km race through the blue mountains 5 years ago she trained alongside him for every step of the way. On race day, she ran from place to place to see him and accidentally ran her first ultra. Then she decided that she wanted to complete a…
 
In this seven-tries-to-make-an-episode episode, Erik and Cate sit down to answer a listener question: "Every week, you remind us to love ourselves, what does that look like to you?" It turns out that Erik and Cate have *very* different takes on this question. They discuss loving themselves, what that looks like, the implications behind it, and how …
 
My guest this week is endometriosis advocate, golf influencer and brilliant lawyer Sinéad McGrath - as you might imagine, the subjects we covered in this conversation are many and varied. Sinéad sits on the Executive Committee of the Junior Lawyers' Division at The Law Society, and after saying ‘no’ for many years, she started playing golf a couple…
 
In this "episode" which is probably a strong word, Cate models some self-care and compassion and tells you what to listen to instead. Listen to Cate and Kristen Carder talk about ADHD, relationships and sex: ADHD's Impact on Sex - I Have ADHD Podcast | Podcast on Spotify Listen to Cate and Gia Goodrich form a friendship in real time: Only The Bold …
 
CW: This is a particularly vulnerable episode, especially towards the end. Impulsive decision-making is a hallmark of the ADHD brain. However, the grown-up reality is that sometimes, impulsive decisions affect more than just you. Sometimes, impulsive decisions can hurt others. In this episode, Cate and Erik sit down to discuss what happens when you…
 
In this episode, Erik sits down with Astrid Lundberg, aka @oddpride, Tiktok's anthropology and evolution enthusiast and dispenser of hot fresh knowledge for your brain. Also she's a composer because her talents know no bounds. Erik and Astrid enjoy what Erik is insist I type as "illuminating discourse" about life, evil and the nature of what it mea…
 
My first guest of 2022 is Catie Friend, who says of her adventures that she “will always be a completer rather than a competer”. Given the challenges she’s completed, which include the world’s toughest ski mountaineering race and the half Marathon des Sables, and the things she’s done in her career, completing any of them would be considered a stro…
 
On this episode of Infinite Quest, Cate hosts a very special guest- her actual, real-life sister who continues to be much funnier than her. Fruitsnack Nation, meet Lillian Schreiner. Cate and Lillian discuss what it's like to have a sister, trade thoughts about medication and mental illness, and generally fuck around for the duration of the podcast…
 
In this episode, Cate and Erik take on TIME ITSELF...well, at least as it relates to the experience of living with adult ADHD. They discuss some of the science and studies that have been done about the phenomenon of time perception and ADHD, and share more about their own frustrations and experiences of how time often exists and then suddenly doesn…
 
In this episode, Cate and Erik answer a FANTASTIC question from listener "Carol", who asks: "Am I being lazy for saving my energy?". They discuss the finer nuances of what makes laziness....lazy, and listeners will learn a WEIRD amount about toilet paper rolls in Cate's house. Cate and Erik discuss the challenges of executive disfunction, task inte…
 
In this episode, Cate decides to completely change the plan last minute, and Erik saves the day. They discuss the new DSM, the struggles of ADHD and the intersection between interoception and alexithymia, and what it's like to struggle to not only FEEL, but feel what you're feeling...while you're feeling other feelings. (Also just a note for everyo…
 
Oh gosh oh gee it's the FIRST EVER VIDEO PODCAST (if you're listening on Spotify). In this episode, Cate and Erik sit down to discuss the 4th DSM criteria for ADHD but instead, Cate has a vulnerable ADHD moment. They discuss the frustration of losing a train of thought, of the inherent judgement often associated with completing tasks, and spend a w…
 
in this episode, Cate and Erik look at the 3rd DSM criteria "Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly". We discuss the difference between internal versus external symptoms, and how what LOOKS like not paying attention often times is exactly the opposite- ADHDers paying attention REALLY HARD, and how frustrating it is to be told you're …
 
At the time of the episode release (January 2022) Victoria Evans is about to depart in February to become the 8th British woman to solo row the Atlantic Ocean. Setting off from Tenerife, she will row 3000 miles over the course of nearly two months to reach Port St Charles in Barbados. It’s a challenge that’s been 3 years in the making, with Victori…
 
In this episode, Cate and Erik look at the second diagnostic criteria from the DSM-V "often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities" and they have some *feelings* about it. They discuss the often frustrating phenomenon of being judged externally for what is going on internally, and that we all pay attention - and play - in d…
 
In this episode, Cate and Erik begin their new series on discussing the diagnostic criteria for ADHD and Cate immediately gets hung up on the linguistic implications of the word "careless". They talk about their relationships to mistakes, but careless and non, and how mistakes aren't necessarily a part of ADHD life in the ways you might expect. Fin…
 
In this episode, Cate and Erik discuss the diagnostic criteria for ADHD (as seen in the DSM V) and the struggle of diagnosing a neurodivergency based on external symptoms as described by your parents. We talk a little about language, and Cate does something she's NEVER DONE before on the show and essentially ruins it forever. Find us on TikTok and …
 
In this episode, Cate and Erik talk about setting New Years Intentions instead of resolutions. Cate spends a weird amount of time getting mad about cauliflower pizza crust, and Erik announces some big changes that are coming up in Infinite Quest land! We also accidentally turn the Patreon Song into a ten-minute argument about topically relevant fil…
 
Imagine this: you're getting ready to do your big live show from MomoCon in Atlanta, GA, when you get a call that your DM is sick, and won't be able to make it. Also imagine that your players are two absolute dipshits named Cate and Erik who decide to Leroy Jenkins it and asked the ENTIRE AUDIENCE to be the DM...and honestly? This is maybe one of o…
 
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