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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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Sep 20, 2018

How do we come up with new ideas? Can humans multi-task? Are we overusing our devices? Dr. Hallowell finds himself questioning his own beliefs about mutli-tasking and technology after spending the afternoon watching the Patriots football game with his sons. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College. Learn more HERE.

 

Sep 18, 2018

"I've tried several meds to treat my ADHD but how do I know when good is good enough?" "How do you get past childhood trauma?" "How do I become an ADHD coach?" Dr. Hallowell is in the studio to answer these questions and more from Distraction listeners. 

If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell please record it on your phone and email it to us! We would like to include more listener voices in these episodes! Email your recorded question to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Or, you can call us and leave your question as a voicemail by dialing 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

Sep 13, 2018

We are so excited to be back for Season 3! Dr. Hallowell shares some details about what's been going on in his world and welcomes listeners back to a new season of Distraction. Hear about the latest project he's working on with Dr. John Ratey and the newest member of the Hallowell family! 

Reach out to us at connect@distractionpodcast.com, or call and leave us your thoughts in a message at 844-55-CONNECT! We look forward to hearing from you!

Distraction is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Learn more at lcdistraction.org

Sep 11, 2018

Cassandra Bankson got her first pimple in third grade and by middle school was relentlessly bullied because of her sever acne, even becoming suicidal at one point. As an adult Cassandra found a way to turn her struggles into a passion for helping others, as she tells Ned in this open and often emotional conversation. 

Cassandra is a successful model and You Tube star who has learned that "absolutely ANYTHING is possible if your mind and heart is in it. I'm here to share my struggles and successes while following my dream of helping others rediscover and reach their fullest potential," she has said. Bankson also happens to have ADHD. She posts science-based skincare videos and healthy living content created to educate and entertain on her You Tube channel where her videos have been viewed millions of times. 

Watch Cassandra's videos on her website CassandraBankson.com

Do you have a show idea for Season 3 of Distraction? Send us an email with your idea! Email connect@distractionpodcast.com

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

 

Sep 6, 2018

The hustle and bustle of modern life conspires to make many of us feel like we have ADHD, even when we don't. Dr. Hallowell talks about ways to deal with the daily distractions that leave us feeling frantic, forgetful and frustrated, and how to get back to your cool, calm and collected self!

Season 3 of Distraction starts soon! Do you have a question or show idea? Email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com! 

Sep 4, 2018

U-S-A! U-S-A! We've got Olympic fever this week as 3-time Olympic gymnast and gold medal winner, Muriel Grossfeld, talks about what it takes to be an elite-level athlete; and Ned speaks with the author of The ADHD Affected Athlete about how ADHD actually helps people excel in certain sports. Just look at Michael Phelps!

https://www.amazon.com/ADHD-Affected-Athlete-Michael-Stabeno/dp/1412032423

This episode was originally released in August 2016. 

Aug 30, 2018

Alan Meckler is an internet pioneer and former CEO of Mediabistro who has found incredible success in life despite having dyslexia. In fact, he didn't even realize he had the condition until somewhat recently. Ned and he chat about the unusual way Meckler was diagnosed and how dyslexia has actually helped him prosper. 

Have a question or show idea? Email us at connect@distractionpodcast.com

Aug 28, 2018

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/

This episode was originally released in April 2016. 

Looking to add another podcast to your listening list? Check out our sister podcast, Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady! This week Roxanne speaks with the late John McCain's writing partner, Mark Salter, about McCain's legacy, presidential run and his vision for America. 

Aug 21, 2018

Dr. Hallowell takes a phone call from a woman struggling to find the time to get everything done on her “to-do” list.  He offers up some simple solutions we can all use!

This episode was originally released in June 2016. 

Send us your questions and show ideas for Season 3! Email connect@distractionpodcast.com or call 844-55-CONNECT!

Aug 21, 2018

Dr. Ross Greene believes that whether you're a parent or teacher with a behaviorally challenging child or not, collaboration is the key to solving problems, improving relationships and better communication.

Dr. Greene spoke with Ned about the unique model he's developed for finding proactive solutions to behavior problems and ensuring that kids everywhere are treated in ways that are compassionate, informed, and effective.  

Dr. Greene's books: The Explosive Child and Raising Human Beings

Dr. Greene's website: www.LivesintheBalance.org

This episode was originally released in March 2017.

Season 3 is coming soon! Do you have a show idea for us? Email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com! 

 

Aug 16, 2018

Some days can be harder than others to cross things off your to-do list. That's why you need a plan! Learn how to stay on track with Dr. Hallowell's simple model for self-coaching. Regardless of whether you have ADHD or not, this easy-to-follow guide will keep you on task and moving forward toward your goals. 

This episode was originally released in Ocotober 2016.

Send us your questions and show ideas for Season 3! Email connect@distractionpodcast.com or call 844-55-CONNECT!

Aug 14, 2018

Scientists have discovered that there is a specific type of music for your personality type that can put your brain into a "flow state," making you hyperfocused. In this episode Dr. Hallowell speaks with Will Henshall, founder of focus@will, a company that is scientifically engineering music that has been proven to increase focus 4x and optimize your productivity, to find out how it works and why.  

If you'd like to take the focus@will quiz to find out what your focus music is and get a free, 2-week trial, click HERE

This episode was originally released in September 2017.

Season 3 is coming soon! Do you have a show idea for us? Email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com! 

Aug 9, 2018

Save yourself some stress and do a little homework before the new year starts. Dr. Hallowell offers up ideas you can implement now to help make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your kids! And if the new school year is already underway where you live, these tips can still help you establish routines and get organized.

Have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Write it down or record it on a smartphone and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode was originally released in August 2016.

Aug 7, 2018

Whether your child has ADHD or not, most can use a little help with the changes and adjustments that going back-to-school requires. This episode is chock full of advice on how to set students up for success during the first few weeks of school and onward.

In the first half of the episode Dr. Hallowell speaks with ADHD parent coach, Cindy Goldrich, about parenting the child you have, and ways to get all kids back into the swing of things. They talk about goal setting, not just for the kids, but for the parents too!

In the second half of the show, we have two teachers (one high school teacher and one elementary school teacher) in the studio who share their thoughts on what specifically kids can do to start the school year off right. We suggest listening to this episode all together, as a family!

Check out Cindy's book: 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD 

This episode was originally released in August 2017.

Season 3 is debuting later this month! Do you have a suggestion or show idea for the Distraction team? Email us at connect@distractionpodcast.com or leave a voice message at 844-55-CONNECT!

 

 

Aug 2, 2018

Bestselling author and Harvard professor Robert Putnam speaks with Ned about the growing opportunity gap between the rich and poor, how it affects all of us, and what we can do about it. 

Links mentioned in this episode:

http://robertdputnam.com/about-our-kids/

https://www.theopportunitygap.com/

Jacob Riis, How The Other Half Lives: http://www.authentichistory.com/1898-1913/2-progressivism/2-riis/index.html

This episode was originally released in September 2016. 

Season 3 is debuting later this month! Do you have a suggestion or show idea for the Distraction team? Email us at connect@distractionpodcast.com or leave a voice message at 844-55-CONNECT!

 

Jul 31, 2018

Kristin Seymour overcame many obstacles on the way to accomplishing her goals. She stole a car as an undergraduate college student and tested her parent's patience on many occasions before being diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 19. She is now a successful Advanced Practice Nurse and wrote The Fog Lifted about her journey. She joined Dr. Hallowell in the studio to talk about the ups and downs of her life, and how she came to realize that having ADHD is one of her biggest assets. In fact, in this episode Kristin tells the story of how she once saved a man's life on an airplane thanks to her ADHD strengths! 

The Fog Lifted A Clinician's Victorious Journey With ADHD by Kristin Seymour on Amazon

Inquire about Kristin Seymour's ADHD Resource Binder on her WEBSITE.

This episode was originally released in October 2017. 

 

Jul 26, 2018

Maggie Jackson, former Boston Globe columnist and award-winning author, talks with Ned about the life-altering consequences of a modern habit that most of us practice on a daily basis.  

http://maggie-jackson.com/

This episode was originally released in July 2016.

Do you have a question or show idea for Season 3? Email it or call us with your idea! connect@distractionpodcast.com

844-55-CONNECT

Jul 24, 2018

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

This episode was originally released in June 2016.

We're working on Season 3 of Distraction! If you have an episode idea or question email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Jul 19, 2018

Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle, talks to Ned about the importance of learning to be alone, and why we should stop interrupting face-to-face conversations to text or check social media. 

http://reclaimingconversationbook.com 

 

This episode was originally released in August 2016. 

Jul 19, 2018

What can we do to combat chronic stress and over-stimulation we face every day? Ned explores – and gives listeners a chance to participate in -- a meditative form of Yoga called Yoga Nidra that carries great health benefits and helps anyone who has challenges staying focused, such as people with ADHD.

http://www.freshyoga.com/

Do you have an episode idea for our upcoming Season 3? Send us an email or leave us a voice message! connect@distractionpodcast.com 844-55-CONNECT

This episode was originally released in October 2016. 

Jul 12, 2018

Feelings of irritation, disorganization and procrastination can throw your life out of balance, but they often go hand in hand with an ADHD diagnosis. In this mini, Dr. Hallowell chats with fellow ADHDer James Ochoa, LPC, about his life's work to help others resolve their issues, tap into their passion and strengths, and realize their full potential by creating personalized strategies for success. 

Sign up for James Ochoa's newsletter by clicking HERE.

James Ochoa's book: Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD 

This episode was originally released in July 2017.

Jul 10, 2018

Dr. Hallowell sat down with his wife Sue for a heartwarming conversation about his own ADHD and their marriage. Sue doesn't hold back and gives listeners a clear picture of what it's like to be the only one in their house without ADHD. (Their 3 kids also have ADHD!) She shares her insights and tips for living with and loving someone who has ADHD. 

Ned and Sue's Book, Married to Distraction: http://www.drhallowell.com/books/married_to_distraction/

https://www.adhdmarriage.com/

This episode was originally released in October 2016. 

Jul 5, 2018

Our minds can easily be overrun these days with interruptions, obligations and general clutter. In this mini, Dr. Hallowell offers five quick tips for weeding out your mind and quieting all that noise. 

This episode was originally released in November 2016. 

We're gearing up for season 3 and looking for episode ideas! Do you have a show topic that you think we should explore? Email your ideas to connect@distractionpodcast.com or leave us a message at 844-55-CONNECT.

Remember to subscribe to Distraction on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen so you don't miss an episode! 

Jul 3, 2018

You can't tell kids with learning differences to "try harder," said Dr. Hallowell, when he spoke live to educators at the New York State Association of Independent Schools' conference back in 2016. Dr. Hallowell discusses the history of learning differences and treatments, and offers some new solutions to help teach students with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and other neurologically-based processing problems. 

This episode was originally released in October 2016. 

Jun 28, 2018

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

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

This mini episode was originally released in March 2016. 

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