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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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Dec 27, 2018

Dr. H proposes an alternative to new year's resolutions. Listen as he describes what you should be doing instead of making mandates for yourself in 2019.

Happy New Year to all of our listeners! We hope this is your best year yet!

To have a show idea you'd like to see us work on in 2019? Email your idea to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Or better yet, record your idea as a voice memo on your phone and send the file to us!

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. To learn more or to schedule a visit of their beautiful campus in Putney, Vermont visit http://www.lcdistraction.org

 

Dec 25, 2018

Dr. Hallowell considers it a happy accident that he happened to attend a lecture given by third-grade teachers Darrah Parsons and Becky Kline. The talk focused on their experiences teaching young girls about Carol Dweck's groundbreaking findings regarding ability and achievement in life. In this episode, Darrah and Becky join Dr. Hallowell to talk about the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and why productive struggle is a really good thing. If you want to do more and be more in life, this episode is here to show you that you can! It's never too late to change your mindset, achieve your goals and find success. 

If you'd like to reach out to Darrah, email her at dparsons@hb.edu, and if you'd like to reach out to Becky, email bkline@hb.edu

Click HERE to go to Carol Dweck's website. 

Do you know someone who learns differently? Landmark College might be the right place for them. Learn more HERE.

 This episode was originally released in December 2017. 

Dec 20, 2018

As December 25th approaches Ned reflects on warm memories from holidays long gone, and encourages listeners to reach out to those around them regardless of whether or not they celebrate Christmas. It's a time when everyone can give love!

We hope all of our listeners have a wonderful and safe holiday season!

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. 

Dec 18, 2018

Dr. Hallowell talks to celebrated psychologist, Dr. Sharon Saline about the key components she believes will help parents to raise empowered and confident children with ADHD. This is a powerful episode with insights for the entire family. You can learn more about Dr. Saline by visiting www.drsharonsaline.com. Dr. Saline’s latest book What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life is available now.

If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell, send an email or voice memo to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at www.lcdistraction.org.  

Dec 14, 2018

Author Alex Elle wrote, "I'm thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn't have stumbled across my strength." 

This week Dr. Hallowell responds to an email we received from a listener who is struggling with her ADHD and executive function challenges, but desperately wants to be happy and make a difference in people's lives. 

If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell, send an email or voice memo to connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more HERE

Dec 12, 2018

Getting help for mental health shouldn't leave a person thinking that others will treat them differently, or that their job is at risk. That's part of the reason Kristin Walker founded the Mental Health News Radio Network, which is currently home to over 40 podcasts on a variety of mental health topics. She talks to Ned about her personal story (which includes being diagnosed with ADHD at age 48) along with a discussion about the stigma of getting help for mental health issues and how she's actively fighting to change the status quo. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently! 

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Reach out to us with your comments and show ideas at connect@distractionpodcast.com

Dec 6, 2018

Dr. Hallowell celebrated his birthday earlier this week and shares some words of wisdom on growing older. And as Ned says at the end of this episode, we wish all of our listeners many happy birthdays ahead! 

Please take our listener survey! It's only 9 questions and should take just a minute or two to fill out. Thanks in advance! 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. 

Dec 4, 2018

Life can be hard enough for families navigating the waters of an ADHD diagnosis, but it can be even more difficult when you and your partner disagree on a course of treatment. What if one parent wants their child to try medication and the other parent does not? How do you move forward? Heather Bragg, author of Learning, Decoded: Understanding and Using Your Child's Unique Learning Style to Improve Academic Performance, joins Ned to talk about her own family's struggle with this issue and share some of what she's learned along the way. 

Heather's website: LearningDecoded.com

Please take our listener survey! It's only 9 questions and should take just a minute or two to fill out. Thanks in advance! 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. 

Nov 30, 2018

Jessica McCabe likes to walk around while she's reading-- it helps her learn better! Dr. Hallowell used flashcards to get him through medical school. Do you know how you learn best? In this special episode sponsored by Landmark College, Ned and the How to ADHD creator talk about the importance of listening to yourself to discover your unique learning style, and how that knowledge can help you achieve success in high school, college and beyond. 

This special episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. 

Learn more from Jessica McCabe on her website: How to ADHD.

 

Nov 29, 2018

Is life feeling a little too hectic these days? Then it's time to un-busy yourself. Dr. Hallowell outlines three easy ways to feel less busy and regain control of your day, in this mini that was inspired by a recent article from DailyGood.org.  

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler

Learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College, the college of choice for students who learn differently. 

This episode was originally released in January 2018. 

Nov 27, 2018

What do boys need that they're not getting? Dr. Michael Thompson joins Dr. Hallowell to talk about where boys stand in today's world versus girls. Dr. Thompson is best known as a NY Times bestselling author and international speaker on the subject of children, schools and parenting who has written nine books focusing on the emotional lives of boys, friendships and social cruelty in childhood and many more topics related to the subject of raising boys. 

Dr. Michael Thompson's Website

Learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. 

This episode was originally released in January 2018. 

Nov 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Distraction. We're so very thankful for all of our listeners!

Dr. Hallowell's message this week might leave you thinking about the people and things in your life that you are thankful for!

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently.

Nov 20, 2018

Today we're sharing a mini episode we produced two years ago featuring kids talking about why they are grateful. It'll warm your heart, we promise! (We're taking some extra time this week to be with our families and we hope you are too!)

This episode was originally released in November 2016 and is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently.

Nov 16, 2018

Dr. H opens up about one of his favorite subjects: pets and the enormous rewards of the human-animal bond. Dr. Hallowell tells us why we should become pet parents and about the furry friends that have touched his life over the years. 

If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com or leave a voice message by calling 844-55-CONNECT. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at lcdistraction.org

Nov 12, 2018

Maggie Jackson is the author of "Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age." She joins Dr. Hallowell on Distraction this week to discuss a very real problem a growing number of us face: lack of focus.

For years, people thought the constant attention we give our smartphones, tablets, video games and computers might be negatively impacting our health. Now the science is in, and they're robbing us of our focus, memory, sleep and more, both in the short and long term.

Maggie gives us insights on how our modern world affects our health plus tips for keeping it under control.

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. To schedule a campus visit, or to learn more visit http://www.lcdistraction.org.

Nov 8, 2018

Dr. H responds to a listener who asks about how neurotypical brains, or "normal brains" get engaged with an idea, versus those with neurodiverse brains, like people with ADHD.

If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com or leave a voice message by calling 844-55-CONNECT. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at lcdistraction.org

Nov 6, 2018

Kristin Seymour knows firsthand how tough it is to be productive when you have ADHD. Not only does she have ADHD, but Kristin is the mom of two ADHD teens, and she's also an ADHD specialist. The advanced practice nurse returns to Distraction to share more of her "life hacks" along with some special advice for parents of ADHD kids. As Ned puts it, "Kristin has the knack, the understanding and natural empathy of one who has been there, of one who really burns to make sure others do not suffer the way she did."

Kristin's website: http://www.ADHDFogLifted.com

Meet Kristin at the 2018 International Conference on ADHD in St. Louis, Missouri, November 8-12, 2018. It's the largest ADHD gathering of the year and is hosted by ADDA, ACO, and CHADD. For more info go to http://www.add.org.

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. To schedule a campus visit, or to learn more visit http://www.lcdistraction.org.

 

Nov 1, 2018

In light of the recent news events in the United States, Dr. Hallowell reflects on the importance of connecting with those around you, even the ones with whom you disagree. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. To schedule a campus visit, or to learn more visit http://www.lcdistraction.org

The 2018 International Conference on ADHD is November 8-12, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. It's the largest ADHD gathering of the year and is hosted by ADDA, ACO and CHADD. For more info go to http://www.add.org.

 

Oct 30, 2018

Kristin Seymour accomplishes more in one day than most do in a week! And she might be the only person we know that travels with a cooler and ice packs in her car... just in case! This busy ADHDer (and previous Distraction guest) joins Dr. Hallowell to share her very best ideas for getting things done. The Clinical Nurse Specialist also shares some encouraging stories about some of the kids and adults she's worked with to help accomplish their goals. Learn about incentives, buffers, prioritizing and more through the practical ideas and solutions Kristin offers up in this episode.

To learn more about Kristin or to get a copy of her book, The Fog Lifted, click HERE

This episode is brought to you by RxBar. For 25% off your first order, visit http://www.RxBar.com/distraction and enter the promo code "distraction" at check-out. 

Learn more about Landmark College in Putney, Vermont by clicking HERE.

This episode was originally released in April 2018. 

 

Oct 25, 2018

You might have asked yourself at some point, "What do I want out of life?" But have you ever asked yourself what you'd be willing to sacrifice for your goals? Ned talks about drive and determination, and how to figure out what you really want. He thinks the secret to uncovering your greatness might lie in recognizing the recurring struggles in your life!

Mark Manson's article mentioned in this episode: https://qz.com/584874/you-probably-know-to-ask-yourself-what-do-i-want-heres-a-way-better-question/

Reach out to us with your questions and show ideas! Email connect@distractionpodcast.com or call 844-55-CONNECT. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at http://www.lcdistraction.org

Oct 23, 2018

Dr. Hallowell answers questions about a variety of issues in this week's episode. A listener named Tracy inquires about genetic testing for ADHD medication, another asks about his "hyper response to stress," and Cooper called with a question about self-medicating with cannabis. Listen to Ned's thoughts on these questions and others that we received from our listeners in the Distraction community. 

If you have a question that you'd like Dr. Hallowell to address in a future episode please call 844-55-CONNECT and leave us a message. Or, you can email your question to connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Learn more at http://www.lcdistraction.org.

 

Oct 18, 2018

Dr. Hallowell shares his thoughts on the current state of ADHD with Distraction listeners. He is just finishing up his latest book with co-author, Dr. John Ratey, where they've coined a new name for the condition-- expanding its reach to include millions of people. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College. Learn more at http://www.lcdistraction.org.

 

Oct 16, 2018

Kathy Kolbe is the world's leading authority on human instincts. She solved the riddle of how all people can be both equal and different in their creative efforts by identifying the nature of universal instincts that constitute individual modus operandi. Her groundbreaking work has enabled thousands to find careers that they not only love, but excel at as well. 

Kolbe has been called Maslow’s successor because of her work in showing how the three parts of the mind (cognitive, affective and conative) impact the creative problem solving process. She is a prolific writer and bestselling author, and is currently the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Kolbe Corp, a publishing and consulting company she started over 35 years ago. 

Discover where you're apt to succeed: http://www.OPgig.com 

Learn more about the Kolbe Index and the Instinct Test: http://www.Kolbe.com/AT 

Join Dr. Hallowell and Kathy Kolbe in Arizona for their co-led retreat next year!

  • How to Thrive with ADHD
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Thursday, February 7th 1-9pm
  • Friday, February 8th 8:30am-2pm
  • Visit http://www.Dynamynd.com for more information!

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at http://www.lcdistraction.org.

 

 

Oct 15, 2018

Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD joins Dr. Hallowell to share her unique perspective and insights with college-bound students in this special episode sponsored by Landmark College. As Dr. H and Jessica both know college can present some unique challenges for those with ADHD! 

Learn more about Jessica and watch her amazing videos at How To ADHD

To schedule a campus visit, or simply to learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, visit  http://www.lcdistraction.org.

Oct 11, 2018

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 is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

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