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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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Jun 7, 2016

Ned goes back to East Rock Coffee, the no-electronics café, where he connects with David Reed, who received his PhD at the University of Toronto in New Testament Studies, and is a post-doc at Yale in Religious Studies. A serious, yet sometimes lighthearted conversation ensues about the history of sex in early Christianity.

David's first book is currently "in press."  Here's an article he wrote last year: http://www.dsausa.org/eye_of_the_beholder_religion_liberty_and_violence 

Check out our favorite coffee shop! www.eastrockcoffee.com

Jun 2, 2016

Our full-length show this week explores internet addiction (Episode #11). In this mini episode, another young man shares his descent into a full-blown internet addiction. He opens up about rehab and touches on the practical side of getting help if you can’t afford inpatient care.

Resources:

reSTART’s Internet Addiction Recovery Program: www.netaddictionrecovery.com/

Dr. Greenfield and The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction: www.virtual-addiction.com 

Internet & Tech Addiction Anonymous (ITAA) www.netaddictionanon.org

20 Symptoms of Internet Addiction: http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/technorealism/symptoms.html

May 31, 2016

Internet addiction is a very real problem, with real consequences. And it’s way more prevalent than you think. This week, we hear from a young man about his struggles with a gaming addiction. And, a woman who asked to remain anonymous, shares the emotional story of how her whole life was changed by a loved one’s addiction. (After making this episode our production team was left questioning their own internet usage, as well as their family’s.) 

Resources:

reSTART’s Internet Addiction Recovery Program: www.netaddictionrecovery.com/

Dr. Greenfield and The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction: www.virtual-addiction.com 

Internet & Tech Addiction Anonymous (ITAA) www.netaddictionanon.org

20 Symptoms of Internet Addiction: http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/technorealism/symptoms.html

May 26, 2016

Ned takes a question from a father about his son’s ADHD medication and his concerns about its effects over time.

May 24, 2016

Car manufacturers are enticing buyers with the latest technological advancements, but are the newest vehicles helping or hindering drivers? In this show the editors of Car & Driver magazine take listeners on an adventure in a self-driving Tesla, and Ned goes to a Mercedes dealership to check out the bells and whistles of the S-class model. Listen in and decide for yourself whether all of the new technology is a good thing or a bad thing.

Would you buy a self-driving car? Take our poll and let us know: https://www.facebook.com/DistractionPodcast1/

Send your thoughts and questions to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be featured in a future show.

Listen to the Car & Drive podcast: http://www.caranddriverpodcast.com/

Our thanks to Mercedes of North Haven for their help in making this episode. http://www.mercedesbenzofnorthhaven.com/

May 19, 2016

Ned outlines his simple, 7-step plan that’ll have you crossing things off your to-do list in no time! Learn how to meet your goals and bring focus into your life every day.

May 18, 2016

Ned reacts to the National Transportation Safety Board’s latest report on the May 12, 2015 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that killed 8 people, and injured nearly 200 other passengers. The NTSB determined that the engineer was distracted by radio dispatches from another train at the time of the crash. Ned talks about the lessons we can all learn from this tragedy.

May 17, 2016

Ned puts into practice his belief that if we move away from our devices there’s a wonderful world of connection just waiting to happen. For this show, he returns to East Rock Coffee in New Haven, CT, where the use of computers and cell phones is discouraged to have an in-depth conversation with a unique and fascinating person. Meet Stanley.

May 12, 2016

Listener feedback gets Ned talking about the trouble with clutter and offering solutions to cleaning up your physical and digital spaces.  

Resources for Clearing Clutter from Your Life:

http://www.organizingpro.com/cleanupyourcomputer/

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-15310/why-clearing-clutter-is-so-hard-and-how-to-do-it-anyway.html

http://cluttersort.com/services/digital-organizing/

Professional Organizer, Judith Kolberg: http://fileheads.net/

Find a Professional Organizer Near You: http://www.napo.net/

Junk Removal Services:

http://www.1800gotjunk.com/us_en

https://www.thebagster.com/default.aspx

http://www.junk-king.com/

We’re looking for a new name for our “mailbag” segment of the show. What should we call it? Submit your idea to connect@distractionpodcast.com and we might use it!

May 11, 2016

Be a fly on the wall as Ned gives a live audience the prescription for surviving in an ultra-competitive, ultra-fast society. Learn how to prioritize, combine work and play, and reconnect with those you truly care about for a happier, healthier, and longer life! For real!  

May 5, 2016

Ned gives practical tips for handling the challenging people in your life, whether it’s your boss, teacher or relative. (Come on, we all have at least one!) Ned shares a story from his own past about a difficult person he dealt with in medical school.

Email your tips for dealing with difficult people to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be featured in a future episode!

May 4, 2016

Ned has a special announcement about an upcoming show.

Email us at connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be included in an upcoming show!

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May 3, 2016

How much time do you spend staring at a screen? Maybe it’s not your fault. Maybe the internet is designed to be addictive. Ned takes a look at the issue, and we send our producers down a digital rabbit hole to show you how we all get sucked in. Learn about a wonderful new invention that can help you unplug but stay connected, and why a digital detox should be part of your regular diet. 

What’s your digital rabbit hole? Send a note to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be included in a future show!

Links from this show:

Michael Schulson’s article, If the Internet Is Addictive Why Don’t We Regulate It?; https://aeon.co/essays/if-the-internet-is-addictive-why-don-t-we-regulate-it

Go light with The Light Phone; http://www.thelightphone.com/

Susan Scutti’s article, Digital Detox; What It Is and Why You Need One http://www.medicaldaily.com/digital-detox-what-it-and-why-you-need-one-free-yourself-stress-and-anxiety-365784

Take the safe driving pledge at Distraction.gov: http://www.distraction.gov/

Apr 28, 2016

Ned stresses the importance of taking time to focus on what matters most to you as he and his son, Tucker, reminisce about their annual family trip to the lake.

How do you stay connected to what’s important in your life? Email your answer to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be featured in a future episode!

Apr 26, 2016

Ned and the legendary sports broadcaster talk about the good and bad of sports as a diversion, as well as Dick Stockton’s own struggles to stay focused while on the job. Plus, hear Dick’s reflections on the call that made him famous so many years ago -- Carlton Fisk’s famous “waving fair” game-winning homerun ball from Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

Send us your thoughts and questions to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be included in a future episode!

 

 

Apr 21, 2016

Ned takes a question from a mom struggling with her 7-year old daughter’s issues around her use of devices and having downtime.

Got a question for Ned? Submit your question for Dr. Hallowell to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be featured in a future episode!

Apr 19, 2016

The topic keeps many of us up at night. Ned hears from the pros, kids, parents and a special guest as he explores screen-time, online dangers, setting limits, and the latest apps parents should be concerned about.  He also talks to a security expert and former FBI agent posing undercover online as a 13-year-old girl about these Internet risks.

Ned also talks with Dr. Susan Linn, co-founder of the campaign for a commercial-free childhood about the effects of media on youth and setting limits.

Send us your thoughts and questions to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be included in a future episode!

Links from this episode:

www.consumingkids.com

www.momsclub.org

www.kiddle.co

www.internetsafetyconcepts.com/parents

Parent-Child internet safety contracts: http://www.distractionpodcast.com/contracts/

Apr 14, 2016

Ned’s interview takes a turn when something happens in a coffee shop and delivers way more than just a double latte!

Thank you to East Rock Coffee in New Haven, CT for allowing Distraction total access to their no-devices wonderland.

Got a question for Ned? Submit your question for Dr. Hallowell to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be featured in a future episode!

Apr 12, 2016

The two icons of Mindfulness and Meditation on the same podcast. They’ll help you gain control. Mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn and Herb Benson, who got the world talking about meditation with his book, The Relaxation Response, join Ned for an inspiring conversation. And hear from a guy who created an app to help you on your way.

What do you do to stay in the moment? Send your thoughts and questions to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be included in a future episode!

Links from this episode:

https://www.calm.com/

http://www.rjjulia.com/

http://www.ishknits.com/

http://www.tziviagover.com/

http://www.relaxationresponse.org/

http://www.mindfulnesscds.com/

Apr 7, 2016

Ned tackles listener questions with his unique insights and helpful advice.

Got a question for Ned? Submit your question for Dr. Hallowell to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be featured in a future episode!

 

Apr 5, 2016

Tossing and turning at night? Ned chats with a sleep expert about how to fall asleep faster and what to do when you wake up in the middle of the night. And listen in as a director for Good Morning America and The Chew takes us through his pre-dawn routine. Can you say early?! Plus, find out what happens when you undergo a sleep study.

Links mentioned in episode:

www.harthosp.org/sleep

www.thecoffeeklatch.com 

www.sleepwithmepodcast.com

 

Mar 31, 2016

A trip to a coffee shop with a “no electronics” rule enables Ned to hear an incredible story from a woman named Anne Marie.

Mar 29, 2016

Ned reveals intimate details about his own life. Shocking, surprising and heartwarming moments are exposed when the tables are turned on our host.

 

Link mentioned in episode:

Closing audio: http://www.calmsound.com

Mar 22, 2016

What does music do for us? Dr. Dan Levitin and Ned talk about how our brains interpret music, why we find it so captivating, and what all those piano lessons really did for us when we were younger. Dr. Levitin is a neuroscientist and top researcher into how our brains interpret music. He is the author of several #1 best-selling books including, This is Your Brain on Music, and his latest, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

 

Link mentioned in show:

Daniel Levitin’s book, This Is Your Brain on Music: http://daniellevitin.com/publicpage/books/this-is-your-brain-on-music/

Mar 22, 2016

What distracts us and what to do about it. Dr. Dan Levitin, Ned’s guest, neuroscientist and author of The Organized Mind, will explore why humans are so easily distracted and how to stay focused. We’ll hear from a wide range of people about their own distractions and how they deal with them. And, we’ll talk to someone whose advice very well may save your life.

What distracts you? Send us your thoughts and questions to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be included in a future episode!

Links mentioned in this show:

Texting and Driving Laws: http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/bystate/index.html

Daniel Levitin's Book, The Organized Mind: http://www.daniellevitin.com/theorganizedmind/

Closing Music from Focus@Will: https://www.focusatwill.com/

 

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