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 addicted 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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Sep 30, 2016

October is gearing up to be a busy month for Distraction! Dr. Hallowell lets listeners in on what we have planned for ADHD Awareness Month. 

Sep 29, 2016

Dr. Hallowell offers suggestions for finding the right mental health professional. His recommendations include in-person, online and over-the-phone resources you might not have thought about!

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If your situation is an emergency call 911 or a crisis hotline. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-TALK.



Sep 27, 2016

Corinne Fisher & Krystyna Hutchinson are on a mission to spread the word that women should be able to have sex with whoever they want and not be ashamed or called names. The ladies join Dr. Hallowell in the studio for a frank and entertaining discussion about sex, relationships and their groundbreaking podcast, Guys We F****d: The Anti-Slut Shaming Podcast. 

Warning: This episode includes graphic language/material.

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Sep 22, 2016

When you feel engaged and connected to the world you become less distracted. In this week's mini episode Dr. Hallowell talks about ten key connections you should foster in order to live a happier and more focused life. 

Sep 20, 2016

It's the source of thousands of driving accidents, and has people walking down streets but not looking where they're going. Pokemon Go is the latest technological distraction, but do players realize it or even care? Washington Post Technology Reporter Haley Tsukayama visits Dr. Hallowell to help put this augmented reality game in perspective. 

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Sep 15, 2016

Age doesn't really matter! World-renowned leader in brain health, Dr. Paul Nussbaum shares his prescription for longevity and quality of life with Dr. Hallowell. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with how old you are! 

Dr. Nussbaum's book: What is the Purpose of My Brain? 

Sep 13, 2016

Dr. Emily Morse, host of the top-rated podcast Sex with Emily, talks with Ned about why couples aren't having as much sex as they used to, what the obstacles are and how to overcome them. As Emily says, men are like frying pans and women are like slow cookers! Ideas and suggestions offered up in this show will help you keep the fire burning in your bedroom. 

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Sep 8, 2016

Best-selling author and Harvard professor Robert Putnam speaks with Ned about the growing opportunity gap between the rich and poor and the effects it has on all of us.

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Jacob Riis, How The Other Half Lives:



Sep 6, 2016

This week we compiled some of Dr. Hallowell's most popular advice and put it into one episode. Learn how to get the most out of your day, how to control worry, deal with difficult people and more, in about 20 minutes!

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Sep 1, 2016

Meditation has numerous health benefits yet many of us don't do it. In this mini, Dr. Hallowell talks about the simple headband he uses to help meditate that connects wirelessly to your smartphone and tracks your brain activity in real time. Ariel Garten, co-founder and CEO of the Muse headband chats with Ned about the new technology that helps you decrease stress and anxiety, and find your Zen in as little as 3 minutes a day.

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