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Thursday, June 6
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT

Registration is required for this free Zoom event.

Join us for a virtual Open Mind program on ADHD with Kim and Penn Holderness, award-winning content creators and authors of the best-selling new book, ADHD is Awesome, the must-have resource for anyone who lives with ADHD, either themselves or with an affected family member. Written to appeal to the ADHD brain, ADHD is Awesome is the engaging, uplifting antidote to traditional ADHD books (which, let’s be honest if you have ADHD you’ve never read anyway).

Kim and Penn Holderness are on a mission to reboot how we think about the unfortunately named "attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder." As always, they are doing it by looking in the mirror, because they don't just study ADHD; they live it. Whether you have ADHD or want to support someone else in their journey, this is the guide you need to make the life you want.

Drawing on their often-hilarious insights and the expertise of doctors, researchers, and specialists; Kim and Penn provide fun, easy-to-digest advice and explanations, including:

What it's actually like to live with an ADHD brain.


How to find humor in the pitfalls, sob stories, and unbelievable triumphs (like the time they won The Amazing Race!) that come with ADHD.


How to tackle the challenges ADHD presents with a positive outlook.


Targeted tools and techniques to play to your unique strengths.


Fun extras like ADHD Bingo, an ode to cargo pants, and what the world would look like if ADHDers were in charge.

Authors Kim and Penn Holderness have been married for nineteen years. For the past ten years, they have been online content creators known for their award-winning videos, including original music, song parodies, and comedy sketches. Their videos have resulted in over two billion views and over eight million followers across all The Holderness Family social media platforms. Penn and Kim were also winners on season 33 of The Amazing Race on CBS.  Penn and Kim live in Raleigh, North Carolina, with their children, Lola and Penn Charles, and their dog, Sunny. For more on The Holderness Family, visit

Sandra Loo, PhD will be joining Kim and Penn Holderness in conversation. Dr. Loo is a professor-in-residence in the Division of Child Psychiatry and the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics. Dr. Loo has been the principal investigator of numerous NIH grants examining neural mechanisms underlying pediatric psychiatric disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Tourette’s Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Dr. Loo’s lab is also studying cognitive and electrophysiological measures as biomarkers for treatment response among several pediatric disorders. Dr. Loo is a clinical psychologist and is the director of Pediatric Neuropsychology  in the Medical Psychology Assessment Center. She specializes in neuropsychological assessment of childhood psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD and dyslexia.

To watch videos of our past Open Mind programs, please visit our YouTube Channel

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