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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 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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Jun 7, 2017

Do you love someone who has ADHD? Sue Hallowell returns to Distraction to talk with listeners and answer their questions about loving (and living with) someone who has ADHD for an upcoming episode. Not only has Sue supported Dr. Hallowell throughout their marriage, but she's also raised three children who also have ADHD. You might say she's an expert on the subject!

If you have a question for Sue and you're available by phone on Monday, June 26th (when we're recording the episode) please send an email to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Be sure to include your question and phone number so we can arrange the details!

Listen to Sue's debut on Distraction in Episode 29 

Ned and Sue's book: Married to Distraction

 

Jun 6, 2017

Thrown down a flight of stairs at 2 years old; moved to America for love then got divorced; homeless at 16... Dr. Hallowell hears three fascinating life stories when he goes back to Distraction's favorite electronics-free coffee shop to connect with other customers. Conversations about PTSD, mental illness, and starting your own business are highlighted in these three exchanges with patrons of East Rock Coffee in New Haven, Connecticut. 

If you have a question or comment for Dr. Hallowell record it on your smartphone and email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

This episode was originally released in August 2016.

Jun 1, 2017

Staying neat and organized is good for a focused mind, but it takes effort! Professional organizer, Judith Kolberg, offers tips for getting rid of stuff you don’t need and shares insight on when it’s time to call an expert.

Judith’s website: http://fileheads.net/

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or an episode idea? Send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode was originally released in July 2016.

May 30, 2017

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

This episode was originally released in May 2016.

May 25, 2017

Great at generating ideas, but not so great at bringing them to life? Ned offers ways to follow through and make the most out of your ideas.

Find more of Dr. Hallowell’s advice in his book, Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive. 

This episode was originally released in July 2016. 

May 23, 2017

Dr. Hallowell is in San Diego this week attending the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, but took a few moments to share his thoughts and offer guidance to listeners on the terror attack that killed 22 people and injured 59 at the Manchester Arena in England, at the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert last night.

 

May 23, 2017

It’s the ADHD call-in show! Dr. Hallowell is joined by his longtime co-author Dr. John Ratey, and together they talk to listeners. Nothing is off limits, including medication, alternative treatments, coping with day-to-day challenges and more.

If you’d like to be part of future conversations, call the show at 844-55-Connect or email connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Check out Dr. Hallowell’s and Dr. Ratey’s bestselling book, Driven to Distraction: http://www.distractionpodcast.com/about/

For another great source of information on ADHD, please visit ADDitude magazine at www.additudemag.com.

This episode was originally released in July 2016. 

May 18, 2017

Have you heard that sitting is the new smoking? Dr. Beth Frates, a Lifestyle Medicine Specialist and Clinical Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, shares her tips and ideas for incorporating healthy habits into your daily life to decrease stress and help you live longer! 

Do you have a question or a show idea? Send an email or voice memo to connect@distractionpodcast.com! We love hearing from our listeners!

This episode was originally released in August 2016. 

May 16, 2017

She’s taught thousands how to take action and realize their dreams through her award-winning show, MarieTV, and training program, B-School. Full of inspiration and optimism, Forleo lives her life by the mantra, “Clarity comes from engagement, not thought.” Listen as she and Ned talk about cynics, fear and getting what you want out of life.

http://marieforleo.com

http://www.stevenpressfield.com/the-war-of-art/

This episode was originally released in June 2016. 

May 11, 2017

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.

 

This episode was originally released in May 2016. 

May 9, 2017

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/

This episode was originally released in May 2016. 

May 4, 2017

Being successful in life takes hard work, especially when you have ADHD! Dr. Hallowell offers several tips for adults with ADHD to get the most out their "ferrari-engine brains" and thrive in life.

Please share this episode with someone you know who has ADHD. Let's all help each other and continue to build our ADHD community! If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or a show idea send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode was originally released in October 2016. 

May 2, 2017

While Dr. Hallowell's demanding schedule has him travelling around the country and the world, we're taking a second listen to some of Distraction's most popular episodes from Season 1.

In this episode 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 in 2015: http://www.dsausa.org/eye_of_the_beholder_religion_liberty_and_violence 

 

May 1, 2017

Notice some re-released episodes in our feed? Take a listen and find out what the Distraction team has planned!

Apr 27, 2017

Abraham Lincoln once asked, "Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?" In this "Throwback Thursday" mini Distraction from Season 1, 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 also shares a story from his own past about a difficult person he dealt with in medical school.

We love hearing from our listeners! Got a show idea or a question for Dr. Hallowell? Email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com

Apr 25, 2017

Ned's advice never gets old! Listen to this re-release featuring a compilation of some of Dr. Hallowell's most popular advice from Season 1. Learn how to get the most out of your day, control worry, deal with difficult people and more-- in about 20 minutes!

Reach out to us! If you have a question or show idea send an email or voice memo to connect@distractionpodcast.com!

 

Apr 20, 2017

Ned outlines key elements for training your attention and becoming more focused every day. Learn about the healthy habits that can help you consistently find focus and achieve your goals. 

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

Apr 18, 2017

In our world of ever-evolving technology, advertisers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to capture kids' attention. The most recent craze has parents buying boatloads of Elmer's Glue to help their children make homemade slime. Dr. Hallowell talks with advertising execs (including his own daughter!) about how companies are targeting kids and talks with a media expert about how parents should educate their children to be smarter consumers.

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

 

Apr 13, 2017

Ever try to open a package and get so frustrated that you want to throw it out the window? You're not alone! Ned talks with Professor Karen Anthony about bad design and its effects on our everyday lives. You might be surprised to learn what Oprah said to Ned about bathrooms! Professor Anthony's latest book, Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places, shows how design shapes our lives in ways most of us never think about-- affecting our comfort, self-image, and even our health. 

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

 

 

Apr 11, 2017

Dr. Hallowell recently spoke to a live audience in Manhasset, NY about the crazy-busy, 24/7 technology-driven world we live in and how to take back control of your life. Ned likens people to lab rats participating in a massive behavioral conditioning experiment and explains the scientific importance of making time to connect with the people and things you love. 

Check out Season 1, Episode 37 Seeking Out Smiles in New York City where Dr. Hallowell practices the art of connection as he spends an afternoon meeting strangers all over the big apple!

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

Apr 6, 2017

Dr. Hallowell gets all fired up as he answers your questions this week! One listener reached out for help with an ethical question regarding a career choice and ADHD, another looks for help with an angry spouse, and another struggles to make meaningful connections. 

Thank you so much to all of our listeners that have been sending in questions and show ideas! If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or an idea for an episode reach out to us at connect@distractionpodcast.com. Or leave us a voicemail at 844-55-CONNECT. 

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

 

Apr 4, 2017

The legendary doctor brings his message of hope and love to the Distraction studios for a heartwarming conversation about life, medicine and his latest book, Love, Animals and Miracles: Inspiring True Stories Celebrating the Healing Bond. Bernie talks about the healthy and unhealthy reasons for people's behavior and says, "What I tell people is, if you don't know how to behave ask yourself WWLD-- What Would Lassie Do? And then go do that."

Learn more about animal communicator Amelia Kinkade here.

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

 

Mar 30, 2017

How we can decipher fact from fiction when it comes to climate change, vaccines, cancer treatments and other science news? Listen in and learn the best strategies for determining fact from fiction in a world filled with bad reporting and fake news. As Ned says in this episode, "So we no longer need to think about telling the truth, we have to think about marketing the truth."

Professor Elliott refers to the book Merchants of Doubt in this episode. 

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

 

Mar 28, 2017

Most of us have been annoyed at one time by the sound of another chewing or breathing, but for some it goes way beyond annoyance. For those who suffer from misophonia, everyday sounds like gum chewing, lip smacking, or clicking a pen can induce feelings of outrage. Dr. Hallowell talks to Josh Furnas, a man who has suffered from misophonia since he was a young child, and Dr. Phillip Gander, an assistant research scientist at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa about this unusual condition. 

Links:

www.misophonia.org

www.misophonia-association.org 

Dr. Phillip Gander

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

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