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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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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!

Aug 28, 2019

As summer gives way to fall, the transition can feel a little jarring. In this mini episode, Dr. Hallowell shares his thoughts on why now is a great time to take stock of where you are, where you're headed and where you've been; and how developing routines can help you get back on track.

Reach out to us with your questions, comments and show ideas! Email connect@distractionpodcast.com.

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Help support the podcast by checking them out! Click HERE.

Aug 27, 2019

How do you work through issues that arise when you and/or your significant other have ADHD? Sue Hallowell (a couple's therapist and Ned's wife of 31 years) sat down with Ned in the kitchen of their Massachusetts home to talk about the realities of being married to someone with ADHD. Sue's insights shed light on how to navigate the frustrations of being the "non-ADHD" half of the couple, and what predicts whether a relationship will succeed. You'll hear the love as Ned and Sue talk shame, blame, excuses and more in this heartwarming episode.

We are so excited to be back for our 4th season! Please reach out to us with your questions and episode ideas. We especially love voice memos! Send them to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

We love our sponsor! Please click HERE to learn more about Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.

Jun 25, 2019

How do we come up with new ideas? Can humans multi-task? Are we overusing our devices? Dr. Hallowell finds himself questioning his own beliefs about mutli-tasking and technology after spending the afternoon watching the Patriots football game with his sons. 

This episode was originally released in September 2018. 

Jun 18, 2019

Prioritizing, organizing and time management are fundamental skills that everyone should have, but unfortunately many never learn. Self-described school junkie and founder of SchoolHabits.com, Katie Azevedo, joins Dr. Hallowell to share some habits and hacks to help get you through school, work, and life in general. The conversation includes an in-depth discussion of The Pomodoro Technique, a time management system that was developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980's that everyone can benefit from, not just those with ADHD!

Check out Katie's website: SchoolHabits.com

Got a show idea? Email it to us at connect@distractionpodcast.com.

This episode was originally released in May 2018. 

Jun 11, 2019

Benjamin Hardy believes people can change in both big and small ways, but not how they've traditionally been taught. He thinks that "you are who you are because of your environment." If you want to change, Ben says, you need to change your environment. Listen as he talks about why this is true, how people always learn to adapt, even in the worst environments, and his new book that was just released today, Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success.

Important Links:

Visit Benjamin Hardy's Website

This episode was originally released in March 2018. 

Jun 4, 2019

Women and girls with ADHD face a number of unique issues in dealing with their "race car brains." In this episode Terry Matlen, ACSW, who specializes in helping women with ADHD, joins Dr. Hallowell to answer questions from our female listeners. Topics  include pregnancy and medication, hormones, exercise, toxic relationships, social isolation and much more.

A special thank you to our listeners who sent in questions for this episode! If you have a question or show idea please send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com

Important Links:

Queens of Distraction website

ADD Consults website

What Does Everybody Know That I Don't? by Michele Novotni, PhD

The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done by Terry Matlen

Survival Tips for Women with ADHD by Terry Matlen

This episode was originally released in February 2018.

May 28, 2019

Dr. Hallowell gives his spin on Stephen Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, with a similar list for those with ADHD. From doing what you're good at, to asking for advice, you're bound to find a few nuggets of applicable wisdom for your own life. But as Ned advises, this is his list, so if these habits don't resonate with you, add your own to the list! 

This episode was originally released in October 2018. 

May 21, 2019

The new-millennium workplace requires all of us to rewrite the rules and start treating our careers like we’re running a business—which means understanding the markets for our talents, knowing our value, and looking out over the horizon to plot our paths going forward, according to Human Resources pro, Liz Ryan, author of Reinvention Roadmap, and CEO of Human Workplace. Liz is a former Fortune 500 HR SVP and the world’s most widely read workplace thought leader. The former opera singer-turned-HR exec talks with Ned about how to flourish at work, when it's okay to say no, and how to make sure you find the right job in the first place. 

Get a copy of Liz's book: Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and Career You Deserve

This episode was originally released in May 2018. 

May 14, 2019

Much has changed in the world of ADHD since Dr. William Dodson began his career in the field 35 years ago. He spoke with Dr. Hallowell about the pioneering work he's done in the treatment of ADHD, the omnipotential of those with ADHD, and what he wishes your doctor knew about ADHD. 

Dr. William Dodson specializes in the evaluation, treatment and support of adults and teens with attention deficits, learning problems, and related behavioral difficulties at his ADHD Center in Colorado.

For more information: 

Dodson ADHD Center

Additude Magazine

Reach out to us with your questions and comments! Email connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode was originally released in September 2018.

 

May 7, 2019

ADHD affects you when you're awake, and when you're asleep too! Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD returns for the last episode in our special Landmark College series to share some tips and ideas for getting a good night's rest (something especially important if you're in school). Jessica also talks about what's worked for her and Dr. Hallowell lets listeners know how to figure out how much sleep they actually need each night. 

Learn more about Landmark College HERE. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. 

Thanks so much to all of our listeners for a great third season. Distraction will be back for Season 4 soon! If you have an idea for our next season reach out to us at connect@distractionpodcast.com

 

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