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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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May 2, 2019

Getting enough exercise is important for everyone, but it's crucial for those with ADHD. Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD returns to Distraction to talk about the best type of exercise for those who learn differently, as well as the ideal time to exercise. Like, should you go for a run before or after you study? Jessica has done her research on the subject and shares her insights with our listeners in this special episode sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently HERE

Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Hallowell responds to a listener email from a mom who is concerned about her 24 year old son. Should she be worried that he's not going to achieve his goals? Is nagging the answer? 

Send us YOUR questions and episode ideas to connect@distractionpodcast.com

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

Apr 24, 2019

Own Beat Athlete is an organization that aims to help coaches better understand neurodivergent kids, like those with ADHD. As a former coach and mother to a son with ADHD and dyslexia, Susan Stout saw that many coaches of young athletes didn't understand ADHD, resulting in seasons filled with frustration and anxiety for both the coaches and the young athletes. Susan decided to create Own Beat Athlete to reduce the struggle between coaches and players, as she tells Ned in this episode. 

Own Beat Athlete website

Please reach out to use with your comments, questions and show ideas. Email connect@distractionpodcast.com

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

Apr 18, 2019

ADHD Coach and APRN Kristin Seymour returns for a brief chat with Dr. H about medications and how to approach them when treating ADHD. 

Kristin's book: The Fog Lifted: A Clinician's Journey with ADHD

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

Apr 16, 2019

Listener Emily has a son in 8th grade who loves his screen time a little too much for her liking. She's worried about him developing an addiction and reached out to Dr. Hallowell for advice. Their conversation highlights the struggle many parents are facing while trying to instill healthy technology habits in their children.   

If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or a show idea, email us at connect@distractionpodcast.com. Or call and leave us a voice message at 844-55-CONNECT. 

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

Apr 11, 2019

6th, 7th and 8th graders need help managing their ADHD. Dr. Hallowell offers up tips for helping a young person thrive during these critical years. 

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. 

Apr 9, 2019

Getting an ADHD diagnosis can be difficult outside the U.S. as you'll hear in this episode. Dr. Hallowell speaks with a listener named Lena, who lives in Germany and has had difficulty getting her doctor to understand the condition. She turned to Distraction for advice. 

If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or an episode idea email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Or call and leave a voice message at 844-55-CONNECT. 

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

Apr 4, 2019

It seems like there's a "National ____ Day" for just about everything, and today is no different! Dr. H fills listeners in on what some people celebrate on April 4th in this lighthearted mini. Note: We've never heard of this day either!!

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

 

Apr 2, 2019

Those with ADHD are 5 to 10 times more likely to develop an addiction to a chemical substance or to an activity, or both. ADHD coach and advanced practice nurse, Kristin Seymour, joins Dr. H to discuss the very real issue of ADHD and addiction in young people. Kristin specializes in treating adolescent boys and has seen firsthand the devastating consequences that vaping, opiods and other substances can have on young lives. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College, the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more HERE

Mar 28, 2019

A study at the University of Michigan has shown that people with ADHD have a higher level of creativity which could make them a valuable asset in fields that value innovative and nontraditional approaches. Dr. Hallowell explains. 

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

 

Mar 26, 2019

Allison Hausman had an idea and she went for it. She joins Ned to talk about the podcast project she conceived of and created, and provides some inspiration for our listeners who need a little push to get started on their own projects. As Allison says in this episode, "Keeping up the energy (to work on your project) is a choice. No one's going to do it unless you do." 

Allison's project: The Pledge Podcast

Allison's email: thepledgepodcast@gmail.com

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College, the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more HERE.

 

Mar 22, 2019

Dr. Hallowell answers a couple of questions we've received from listeners in recent weeks. The first is a question from a parent about managing their child's ADHD medication and another listeners asks about their spouse's impulsive behaviors. 

Tim Wilens' book: Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids

If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell please send it in an email to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Or, record your question as a voice memo on your phone and sent it to us! 

And please remember to subscribe to Distraction so you don't miss an episode! 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently at their Open House on April 6th! 

Mar 19, 2019

Making good financial and other life decisions can become more difficult as a person grows older, gets sick, or for a variety of other reasons. Chris Heye of Whealthcare Planning joins Ned to talk about the four big challenges of aging and what individuals, caretakers and loved ones should be on the lookout for when assessing someone's decision making ability. Chris' company offers tools for individuals and financial advisers for behavioral assessment and future planning, and helps people avoid financial scams and exploitation as they age. 

Access the tools mentioned in this episode HERE.

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Join them for their Open House Event on April 6th! 

Mar 15, 2019

One of our favorite ADHDers, Jessica McCabe of How to ADHD, joins Ned to talk about how to balance school life with your social life, because they are equally important! In this special episode sponsored by Landmark College, Jessica and Dr. H discuss tips and techniques for prioritizing these two aspects of life. 

Emotional First Aid (the book Jessica recommends in this episode) 

To learn more about our incredible sponsor, Landmark College, in Putney, Vermont. Click HERE. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently.

Mar 14, 2019

Roughly 80 percent of those with ADHD are diagnosed with at least one other psychiatric disorder sometime during their life. The most common are learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, sensory processing disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder, according to ADDitude Magazine. So what do you treat first? Dr. Hallowell tackles this question in today's mini.

And thanks to Distraction listener Latrisha for asking this question in an email she sent us recently. If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or a show idea email us a note or record a voice memo and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com

Landmark College's Institute for Research and Training is hosting their annual Summer Institute for Educators June 24-26, 2019. Learn more and/or register for this event HERE

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

 

Mar 12, 2019

Essential oils seem to be ubiquitous these days, but some of us know very little about them or their health benefits. Dr. Eric Zielinsk, or Dr. Z as he's known, shares a ton of knowledge with Dr. Hallowell about all of the ways essential oils can be beneficial, as well as practical information on how to get started using them for things like weight loss, anxiety, depression, insomnia and so much more! As Dr. Z puts it, essential oils are nature's original medicine. 

Dr. Z's book: The Healing Power of Essential Oils

Dr. Z's website: Natural Living Family

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Learn more at their Open House on April 6! 

Mar 7, 2019

Lying is a common problem for those with ADHD and there are strategies you can use to work past it. In this mini Ned responds to  concerned mom who reached out about her 11-year old son who is struggling with telling the truth. She's tried various forms of punishment with little success and is concerned about her son ruining future opportunities and relationships because of the lying. Dr. Hallowell shares some insights and suggestions for our listener, along with a healthy dose of optimism too. 

Do you have a question or show idea? We'd love to hear it! Email us at connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently at their Open House on April 6. Click HERE for more information. 

Mar 5, 2019

Stress, anxiety and depression can affect everyone in our society, from the youngest to the oldest. Our guest today offers ways to break free from these feelings and move past them in her new book, Goodbye Anxiety Hello Freedom. Author Stephanie Dalfonzo shares many different techniques with our listeners for overcoming anxiety and building resilience. As Stephanie says, some of the tools are deceptively easy-- but don't let their simplicity fool you. It's these simple shifts that create lasting changes!

Download 5 tips from Stephanie's book: 5 Easy Ways to Calm Anxiety

Stephanie Dalfonzo's Website:  https://stephaniedalfonzo.com/goodbye-anxiety-book/ 

Do you have a show idea or question for Dr. Hallowell? Email connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. To schedule a campus visit or to learn more click HERE

Mar 1, 2019

Going to school in another country can pose some interesting and unique challenges for those with learning differences. Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD returns to Distraction to share some ideas on ways to get the most out of your experience in this special episode sponsored by Landmark College. She and Dr. Hallowell discuss topics ranging from getting prepared for your trip to whether or not you can bring your medications with you. There are quite a few nuggets of wisdom in this conversation! 

To learn more about Jessica click HERE

Check out our sponsor, Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently! 

Feb 28, 2019

ADHD diagnoses in the U.S. have gone from 6.1% in 1997 to 10.2% in 2016. Is that a good thing or bad thing? Dr. Hallowell shares his thoughts on why more U.S. kids aged 4 to 17 are being diagnosed with ADHD, and what that increase really means.

JAMA Article referenced: Trends Over 20 Years in ADHD Diagnoses Amonth U.S. Children, Adolescents 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Learn more at LCDistraction.org

Feb 26, 2019

ADHD coach Jeff Copper shares his best tips for beating procrastination, along with some details about how your working memory impacts why you put off or delay doing something. Jeff excels at helping people identify their unique natural processes and showing them how to use those processes to achieve their goals.

Jeff's Coaching Website: DigCoaching

Jeff's Podcast: Attention Talk Radio

We'd love to hear from you! Send your questions, comments and show ideas 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

Feb 21, 2019

If someone in your household has ADHD it can affect the entire family. That's why Dr. H's summer camp aims to help everyone navigate the ups and downs of ADHD. Listen as he details what's in store for this year and how to join him, his wife Sue, and their son Jack on the shores of Lake Michigan this July! 

Dr. Hallowells 2019 ADHD Family Summer Camp takes place July 14-19, 2019 in Glen Arbor Michigan. Visit HallowellSummerCamp.com for more information. Register by February 28th for an early-bird discount. 

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

Feb 19, 2019

Our guests today are changing the world, and you can too! Karen Wilson and her 22-year old son, Justice Gbada have recently created a coaching group in Portland, Oregon to support kids and parents navigating the world of ADHD. Pathways 4 Success 4 Life is a partnership group that was started by two moms and their two ADHD sons who wanted to promote community and provide connections among parents and students. As you'll hear, the group is relatively new, but their members are already seeing positive results.   

For more information: pathways4succces4life@gmail.com

Pathways 4 Success 4 Life on Facebook

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. To learn more or to schedule a campus visit CLICK HERE

Feb 14, 2019

Dr. Hallowell shares his advice for knowing when a person or project is not worth your time and effort. Whether you're struggling with a job,  relationship or something else, this mini episode can help you figure out your next steps. Plus, hear about the project Ned walked away from after investing a ton of time and energy, and why he's better off for it. 

Reach out to us! Send your comments and questions 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. Click HERE to learn more! 

Feb 12, 2019

Dr. Charles Parker of Core Brain Journal engages Ned in a discussion about the evolution of ADHD and the current problems with many treatment plans. Dr. Parker warns people to be especially wary of the interaction between Prozac and amphetamines, and discusses the common misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder. 

Core Brain Journal website

Dr. Parker's YouTube video about Prozac & Drug Interactions

Let Dr. Hallowell know your thoughts on this conversation. Just send an email to connect@distractionpodcast.com

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

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