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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 12, 2019

As one of Dr. Hallowell's sayings goes, "Never worry alone!" That's the idea behind the family camp he hosts every summer on the shores of Lake Michigan. In this mini, camp alumnus and mom, Julie Christin, talks about her family's experience, including the comfort of meeting other families who can relate, and how much she learned about raising a child with ADHD. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about the 2020 ADHD Family Summer Camp taking place July 19-24, 2020.

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas! Record a voice memo or write an email and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE. See their beautiful campus in Putney, Vermont at their next Open House on Friday, January 10, 2020.

Dec 10, 2019

"Be the change you want to see in the world," could have been said about today's guest, Mark Brand. The social entrepreneur is an expert at creating businesses that make a difference, and a profit. He joins Ned from Save On Meats in Vancouver, the classic diner known for its cutting-edge employment models and focus on local food security. Mark shares his passion and insights on how to enact change in your own world.

To learn more about Mark visit MarkBrandInc.com.

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas! Record a voice memo or write an email and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE. See their beautiful campus in Putney, Vermont at an Open House on Friday, January 10, 2020.

Dec 5, 2019

You might not expect that your family has a greater impact on your health than your spouse does. The results of a study that tested the extent to which the emotional climate in family relationships and intimate partnerships are linked to long term health were even surprising to our host! Ned breaks down what it all means in this week's mini Distraction.

Link to Journal of Family Psychology study: Family versus intimate partners: Estimating who matters more for health in  a 20-year longitudinal study

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas! Record a voice memo or write an email and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE. See their beautiful campus in Putney, Vermont at an Open House on Friday, December 6th and Friday, January 10th.

Dec 3, 2019

Jonathan Mooney has never considered himself "normal," and why would he want to anyway? Diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD as a child, the gifted author is on a mission to spread the word that different is not "deficient," by sharing the story of his own life through his newest book, Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive, Outside the Lines. And as you'll hear, Jonathan is every bit as funny and inspiring as his book!

Check out Jonathan's other books:

Learning Outside the Lines

The Short Bus

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas! Record a voice memo or write an email and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE.

Nov 28, 2019

Ned shares his thoughts on being grateful not just for the good parts of life, but the bittersweet ones too, and why he thinks "special-izing" your world is super important!

Thank you so much to our Distraction community. We are grateful for you and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas: connect@distractionpodcast.com. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE.

Nov 26, 2019

New research has shown that the key to treating ADHD and dyslexia lies in the cerebellum, the area of the brain that controls coordination and balance, with exercise playing an integral part. And a new treatment program created by a father who wanted to help his struggling daughter has shown remarkable success in the more than 50,000 people that have tried it, including our host's own son. This breakthrough is so new that most doctors don't even realize the important role the cerebellum plays in unlocking a person's potential. Listen to hear how Wynford Dore's program is literally changing lives.

Learn more about Zing Performance and how their non-medication treatment works by clicking HERE.

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas: connect@distractionpodcast.com. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE.

Nov 22, 2019

Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD shares her insights on why you need to "set up camp" in order to be successful. In this special episode sponsored by Landmark College, Jessica opens up about the missteps she took in college, and what kept her going when she was ready to give up on her YouTube channel.

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas: connect@distractionpodcast.com. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE.

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!

 

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