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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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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

Mar 23, 2017

A recent study found that meditating for just 30 minutes a day can have amazing health benefits. In this mini episode, Dr. Sara Lazar of Harvard University tells Ned about her research that showed regular meditation can improve a person's focus and increase overall feelings of well-being. 

Go back and listen to Season 1 Episode 4: 25 Minutes to a Calmer Approach to Life to hear John Kabat-Zinn talk about the mindfulness-based stress reduction meditation program he created that Dr. Lazar references in this episode!

Dr. Lazar's website: http://scholar.harvard.edu/sara_lazar/home

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

And by Talkspace, the online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient.

For a special offer visit www.talkspace.com.  

 

Mar 21, 2017

Mitzie, mother of a 4-year old transgender boy talks to Dr. Hallowell about her son's story and the journey they've taken so far. He also speaks with Grayson, a 20-year old college student who opens up about his own experience in becoming his true self. Dr. Hallowell also takes a look a the bathroom debate currently being played out in the courts as he gets opinions from both sides of the issue.

Read Mitzie's blog at: www.mytransgenderkid.blog

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

And by Talkspace, the online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient.

For a special offer visit www.talkspace.com.  

Mar 16, 2017

If you could spend the evening at home by yourself, doing absolutely anything you wanted, what would you do?  In this episode of Distraction, Dr. Hallowell takes listeners on his personal journey through one rare evening at home alone…. Complete with burgers, a Jack Russell and a whole lot of quiet time.  

Be sure to like us on Facebook and join our mailing list to hear more news about the “Distraction” podcast.

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

And by Talkspace, the online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient.

For a special offer visit www.Talkspace.com/Distraction

Mar 14, 2017

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 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

And by Talkspace, the online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient.

For a special offer visit www.Talkspace.com/Distraction

 

Mar 9, 2017

Sure, he’s written 19 books and counting, hundreds of essays, delivered many speeches, yet even Dr. Hallowell experiences self-doubt - especially when it comes to the creative process. In this mini edition of Distraction, Ned talks about slogging through the "valley of despair” and offers sound advice on how to break through to the other side.

Be sure to like us on Facebook and join our mailing list to hear more news about the “Distraction” podcast.

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

And by Talkspace, the online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient.

For a special offer visit www.Talkspace.com/Distraction

Mar 7, 2017

We're starting off the second season with a fascinating conversation between Dr. Hallowell and YouTube superstar, Chris Oflyng. Chris earned his ranking as one of YouTube's top vloggers by recording himself performing wacky stunts and emotional appeals on camera. But despite his 1 million subscribers, Chris reached out to the show for help because he still struggles with his ADHD.

Check out Chris Oflyng's YouTube page: www.youtube.com/user/Christopheroflyng

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

And by Talkspace, the online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient.

For a special offer visit www.Talkspace.com/Distraction

Feb 28, 2017

Our Father's Day episode was one of our most popular episodes in 2016. Take a listen and hear why!

In honor of Father’s Day, Ned explores fatherhood in the age of distraction. We hear from Kyle Pruett, an internationally known child psychiatrist, who shares what dads bring to the table that moms don’t, and Ned has a conversation with writer, Mark Greene, of The Good Men Project about how and why dads can develop deep emotional connections with their kids. Grab your dad and give this show a listen!

Learn more about Kyle Pruett: http://kylepruettmd.com/

Mark Greene’s project, Remaking Manhood: www.remakingmanhood.com

The Good Men Project:  http://goodmenproject.com/

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

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

Feb 21, 2017

As the one year anniversary of the Distraction podcast approaches, we're revisiting some of our most popular episodes from our first season. In this episode Dr. Hallowell speaks to parents and educators at the Newman Elementary School in Needham, Massachusetts about surviving in an ultra-competitive, ultra-fast society. Listen in as Ned explains how to prioritize, combine work and play, and reconnect with those you truly care about in order to live a happier, healthier and longer life!

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

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

Feb 16, 2017

This week, Distraction's producer Sarah Guertin sits down with Dr. Hallowell to share her family's recent experience with bullying and racism. And as Ned tells her, we all share in social cruelty and we all share the responsibility of finding creative solutions to these not-so-new problems.  

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

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

Feb 14, 2017

MDMA (the main component of the party drug ecstasy) is now being used in clinical trials for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In this episode, Dr. Hallowell has an in-depth conversation with CJ Hardin, a veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, about how MDMA-assisted psychotherapy helped his PTSD.  Rick Doblin, the founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), also joins Dr. Hallowell to talk about the history of MDMA, the clinical trials and the newest research that is being funded by his organization. 

http://www.maps.org/

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

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

Feb 9, 2017

In honor of Black History Month, Dr. Hallowell shares some of his personal connections to black history and the cause of equal rights for all people, including abolitionist and women's rights activist, Lucretia Mott.

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

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

Feb 7, 2017

Most of us have been in a situation where we didn't have all of the answers-- when we didn't know what to do next or where to turn for help. In this episode, Ned talks with the team at Wisdo.com, a new online community that connects users looking for guidance with people who've gone through something similar. Wisdo is described as a search engine for life experiences, powered by those who've been there. In fact, keep an eye out for Dr. Hallowell's ADHD video on Wisdo's website soon!

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

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

Feb 2, 2017

If there's one thing that brings Americans together, it's football! In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, Dr. Hallowell shares his passion for the sport with listeners. And sorry Falcons fans but we have to warn you-- Ned is a diehard New England Patriots fan!

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

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

Jan 31, 2017

Karina Smirnoff is best known as a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, taking home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy in Season 13 with army veteran and actor, J.R. Martinez. Karina also has ADHD. She spoke to Dr. Hallowell recently about her diagnosis and how she considers her ADHD to be an asset.

www.KarinaSmirnoff.com

This episode's sponsor is 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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