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Distraction with Dr. Ned Hallowell

Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned ADHD expert Dr. Ned Hallowell guides us through stories, guests, tips, calls, and lots of surprises too. If you’re pulled and prodded all day from many directions or tied to your smartphone and apps, this insightful and entertaining journey will help you regain control of your life in a fun and novel way. Give it a listen and … wait, did you see that bird?
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Nov 21, 2019

Doing one particular thing can leave you with the same good feelings as eating chocolate or winning money. Listen as Dr. Hallowell reveals the power we all have to instantly raise our moods.

Have a question or comment for Dr. Hallowell? Record it using the voice memo app, or write an email and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Check out the beautiful campus at one of their Winter Open Houses in December and January. Click HERE to learn more!

Nov 20, 2019

Regulating your emotions can be especially difficult when you have ADHD. Intense feelings of vulnerability and insecurity, or being sensitive to rejection can make life even more difficult for those with race car brains and bicycle brakes. This week, Dr. H answers questions from listeners about how to manage these intense emotions and reactions, and why people with ADHD are more likely to have trouble with emotional dysregulation.

Have a question or comment for Dr. Hallowell? Record it using the voice memo app, or write an email and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Check out the beautiful campus at one of their Winter Open Houses in December and January. Click HERE to learn more!

Nov 14, 2019

Being too busy is a problem for almost all of us. In this mini, Dr. H offers easy-to-follow strategies for handling the fast pace of life, like focusing on what matters most.

Learn more in Dr. Hallowell's book, CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Strategies for Handling Your Fast-Paced Life

Have a question or comment for Dr. Hallowell? Record it using the voice memo app, or write an email and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Nov 12, 2019

Finding a creative outlet with the right amount of difficulty is a key component for success and happiness in life. This week, Dr. H speaks with Will Quie, a sophomore at Oberlin College in Ohio who also happens to be a phenomenal guitar player and fellow ADHDer. They talk about the importance of creativity and finding the "right level of difficult" to engage your brain, as well as the regular adjustments Will makes to give his neurodivergent brain what it needs. 

Hear more about Will and his experience from his mom's perspective in an episode we aired a few weeks ago: Surviving the Brilliance and Blues of ADHD.

Got a question or comment? Record it using the voice memo app, or write an email and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Nov 7, 2019

"The force of connection is the most powerful force for good in life," says Dr. H this week as he talks about why connections are vital to our mental and physical well-being. In fact, he wrote a whole book about it: CONNECT: 12 Vital Ties That Open Your Heart, Lengthen Your Life, and Deepen Your Soul. Plus, our host offers lots of ideas on how to find and make more connections in your own life.

Other Books by Dr. Hallowell Mentioned in this Episode:

Driven to Distraction

Delivered from Distraction

Married to Distraction

Tell Us Your Thoughts! Record your comment using the voice memo app, or write an email and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Nov 5, 2019

The "Trump Divorce" is a real thing! Marriages and other relationships where political opinions diverge are dissolving like never before. Today's guest, Dr. Jeanne Safer, offers frank, practical advice for salvaging and strengthening your bonds with your loved ones through her latest book, I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics. Dr. Safer's book is described as required reading for any politically-minded friend, relative, or significant other in the Trump era.

Learn more about Dr. Jeanne Safer HERE.

Tell us your thoughts! Record your comment using the voice memo app, or write an email and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Oct 31, 2019

When Dr. H first started speaking in public he was "terrified."

Our host describes his own fear of public speaking, how he overcame it, and offers ways you can overcome your phobia or fear as well. Because it might be fun to get scared on Halloween, but when driving over a bridge, seeing a snake, or being on the top floor of a building causes overwhelming feelings of anxiety and stress, it might be time to do something about it!

Reach out to us! Record your question or comment on your phone using the voice memo app, or write an email and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Oct 30, 2019

Jessica McCabe of How to ADHD talks about the chasm between knowing what you need to do and actually doing it, in this special episode brought to you by Landmark College. Listen for Jessica's tips on how to "bridge the motivation gap" and get your brain engaged!

Reach out to us! Record your question or comment on your phone using the voice memo app and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Oct 29, 2019

College student and fellow ADHDer, Andrew Ewald, opens up to Dr. H about his struggles with anxiety, depression, OCD and bipolar disorder (and how he's overcoming them) in this frank conversation about the ups and downs of living with mental health problems. Listen as our host shares some of his own struggles as well.

Reach out to us! Record your question or comment on your phone using the voice memo app and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Oct 24, 2019

If you have an inbox full of unopened emails or a phone filled with a slew of unanswered voicemails, you are definitely not alone! But you can do something about it. Dr. H offers up three concrete ways to deal with whatever you've been putting off in this week's mini Distraction.

What are you struggling with? We want to hear from you! Record your question or comment on your phone using the voice memo app and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Oct 22, 2019

As many listeners know, "find the right career" is one of Dr. Hallowell's mantras for those with ADHD. Well, there's actually a place that exists to help you do that! Rick Fiery of Inventive Labs joins Dr. Hallowell to talk about the space he's created where those with ADHD can discover their talents and find the right career.

Watch Rick's Tedx Talk mentioned in this episode HERE.

We want to hear from you! Record your question or comment as a voice memo and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Oct 17, 2019

Having ADHD can make life stressful, so "niksen" might be just what you need to calm frayed nerves. Ned explains the Dutch art of doing nothing, and why you should practice it on a regular basis.

We want to hear from you! Record your question or comment as a voice memo and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Oct 15, 2019

This week Dr. H answers listener questions about OCD, depression, anxiety, and self-worth as they relate to ADHD.

A special shout out to listener, Carrie Poppy, for recording and emailing her question from today's episode as a voice memo! Thanks, Carrie! To hear your voice in a future episode, please record your question as a voice memo and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Oct 10, 2019

An ADHD diagnosis can mean good things! Of course it's not easy, but when you learn how to turn your ADHD traits into advantages, having the condition is an asset! "The upside can be nothing less than spectacular," says Dr. H!

What are the positive aspects of ADHD? Send us your thoughts! Write them down or record a voice memo and email connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast by clicking on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Oct 8, 2019

Raising a child with ADHD can be heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time, as child psychologist, Dr. Katherine Quie, details in this conversation with Ned. She shares stories about the challenges of her son's ADHD journey, his natural abilities as a musician, and the surprising memoir that resulted, Raising Will: Surviving the Brilliance and Blues of ADHD.

Reach out to us! Send your questions, thoughts, and show ideas to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast by clicking on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Oct 3, 2019

If you don't deal with your ADHD then you could be setting yourself up for a lifetime of negative consequences, as Dr. H details in this week's mini episode.

October is ADHD Awareness Month! Learn about ADHD myths vs. facts in this Distraction episode from Season 2!

Reach out to us! Send your questions, thoughts, and show ideas to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast by clicking on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Oct 1, 2019

Current statistics suggest that the average American engages with screens 10+ hours a day, and while the effects differ at each point of development, real changes to the brain, relationships, and personal lives are well documented. Our guest today, Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D., offers tips and advice on how we can better use technology and break away from the bad habits we’ve formed.  

To learn more about Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee click HERE. To get a copy of her book, deviced!: balancing life and technology in a digital world, click HERE.

Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts on this episode to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast by clicking on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Sep 26, 2019

Take a few moments to pause and reflect on the beauty that surrounds us, as Dr. H eloquently shares his thoughts on the colors, the crispness and clarity that this season brings. 

Click HERE to listen to a reciting of John Keats' poem, To Autumn, mentioned in this episode. 

What does autumn mean to you? Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts on this episode to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast by clicking on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

 

Sep 24, 2019

Distraction takes a slight detour this week for a conversation about the issues many people face when trying to build a family. Lisa Schuman, LCSW, talks with Dr. Hallowell about all of the ways her organization helps people create the families they desire, and how diagnoses of learning disabilities in children can be even more stressful for parents who already struggled to start a family in the first place.

Check out The Center for Family Building in NYC.

Email Lisa at lisa@familybuilding.net for a free TIP-TOP book as mentioned at the end of this episode! 

Dr. Hallowell and Lisa's ADHD and Adopted Children eBook can be found HERE.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine website can be found HERE.

What should we do an episode on next? Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast by clicking on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Sep 19, 2019

If you've ever wanted someone to do something for you but weren't sure how to make it happen, Dr. Hallowell has advice for you. In this mini episode he responds to a listener who asks for help in dealing with her child's teacher, but his thoughts are applicable to many situations in life. 

What do you think? Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts on this episode to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast by clicking on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Sep 17, 2019

Dr. Ari Tuckman, a psychologist and certified sex therapist, talks about how ADHD can impact a couple's sex life. Dr. Tuckman's latest book, ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship, is based on a 72-question survey with more than 3,000 responses from couples where one has ADHD.

Plus, hear details about this year's annual ADHD conference taking place in Philadephia, PA, November 7-9, 2019. Hint: Dr. Hallowell will be there! For more info: https://www.theadhdconference.org/

Dr. Tuckman's website: https://tuckmanpsych.com/

Do you have a question or show idea? Write an email or record a voice memo on your phone and send it to: connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast and click on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Sep 12, 2019

Finding your "suppress my frustration" button (as Ned puts it) can be tough, especially when you have to change plans at the last minute or deal with some sort of disappointment. Listen as our host talks about his own challenges with this issue, and learn how he handles these difficult moments.

What do you think? How do you deal with a change in plans without getting angry? Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast and click on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Hallowell answers your ADHD questions this week because, well, it's been a while and our mailbox is getting full! He also updates listeners on where the show is at, and shares a few details about an upcoming episode.

We want to hear from you! Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts, show ideas or questions for Dr. H to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast and click on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Sep 5, 2019

Dr. H shares some thoughts on reserving judgment in our "Gotcha!" world in this week's mini episode. It's time to cut each other some slack, says Ned, as he likens our current social climate to a meat tenderizer. We are all flawed and we need each other's understanding, not judgment!

"To understand all, is to forgive all." Learn more about Evelyn Waugh, the author of the quote Ned mentions in this episode.

We want to hear from you! What do you think? Are we too quick to judge each other nowadays? Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast and click on the link to learn more about the college of choice for student's who learn differently!

Sep 3, 2019

As listeners to the podcast know, Dr. Hallowell is very curious by nature and loves to explore new subjects and discover new ideas. In this episode Ned learns about the practice of Kabbalah, an ancient spiritual wisdom which teaches individuals how to improve their lives and find more joy, regardless of what spiritual background they come from. Listen and learn along with our inquisitive host about how Kabbalah helps people resolve their issues with anger, resentment, fears and other negativities in life.

To learn more about today's guest, David Ghiyam, and Kabbalah One visit The Kabbalah Centre.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast and click on the link to learn more about the college of choice for student's who learn differently!

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