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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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Jan 27, 2017

Thank you so much to our listeners who participated in our December contest and left us a review on Itunes! In this special episode, Dr. Hallowell announces the winner of the 30-minute phone call. 

If you haven't written a review of Distraction on Itunes please consider taking a moment to write a few words. It really helps the show and we truly appreciate it!

Do you have a question or comment for the show? Email us directly at connect@distractionpodcast.com or leave a voicemail by calling 844-55-CONNECT. Or, you can visit our website at www.distractionpodcast.com

Jan 26, 2017

French workers now have "the right to disconnect" outside of work hours, thanks to a new law that took effect Jan. 1.  As work-related stresses continue to grow for many, Dr. Hallowell wonders if this new law will catch on in other parts of the world. He reinforces the importance of screen-free time and encourages all of us to recreate the boundaries that we've torn down. 

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 24, 2017

Ned and the Distraction team head to East Rock Coffee in New Haven, CT to practice the art of paying it forward. Plus Pay It Forward author, Catherine Ryan Hyde, shares her thoughts on why the do-good movement is still going strong nearly 20 years after the book's release. 

www.CatherineRyanHyde.com

https://www.facebook.com/eastrockcoffee

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 19, 2017

Ned offers some words of wisdom and practical advice for dealing with stress and worry. He encourages listeners to find the good in one another and realize that we all need each other.

 

 

Jan 19, 2017

Research shows that if you do something nice for someone else it can have a major impact on your own happiness. In this mini Dr. Hallowell issues a challenge to listeners to go and do something good, and report back to Distraction with the results! 

So please, tell us how it went! Send an email or a voice memo describing your experience to connect@distractionpodcast.com or leave a voicemail at 1-844-55-CONNECT.

Link mentioned in episode: KindSpring Small Acts That Change The World

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 17, 2017

Nearly 1 in 3 students from middle and high school has experienced cyberbullying at some point, according to the Cyberbullying Research Center. Dr. Hallowell speaks with Dr. Lisa Strohman, founder of the Technology Wellness Center, about this serious issue and specifically about the recent case of Brandy Vela, a Texas teen who was pushed over the edge by cyberbulling. Dr. Strohman also expounds on the dark side of the internet and how kids are getting themselves into serious trouble. 

Click here to learn more about Dr. Strohman's Technology Wellness Center

Click here to learn about the Digital Citizen Academy

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 12, 2017

Dr. Hallowell reacts to the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale, FL airport on January 9, 2017. He shares his thoughts on how "the system" failed the shooter and questions how we can get mental health help to the people who really need it.

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 10, 2017

This week Dr. Hallowell talks to several listeners who have reached out to Distraction with questions. Liz from Seattle has concerns about self-doubt, Sammy talks to Ned about her young daughter's ADHD diagnosis, Nikki seeks advice on dealing with her partner's angry outbursts, and Ellen from New York looks for guidance regarding her daily struggles around transitioning from one task to the next. 

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Send it in an email to connect@distractionpodcast.com or leave a voice message by calling 1-844-55-CONNECT. 

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 3, 2017

Happy New Year to all of our listeners! In this short episode, Dr. Hallowell shares his hopes for the new year, and asks you to think about what you want to accomplish in 2017. As Henry Ford famously said, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right!"  

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

Dec 27, 2016

Dr. Hallowell looks back at this past year and encourages listeners to do the same. This will be our only episode this week as the Distraction team takes time to be with our families. Happy Holidays! We'll see you in 2017!

Remember to write a review of Distraction on Itunes by December 31st for your chance to win a 30-minute phone call with Ned.

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

Dec 23, 2016

Leave a written review about Distraction on Itunes for your chance to win a 30-minute phone call with Dr. Hallowell! But hurry, the contest ends December 31st! 

Dec 22, 2016

Entrepreneur, writer and serial do-gooder Marie Forleo returns to the show to talk about how we can be a force for good in the world, and specifically how we can all help the people of Aleppo right now.

To help the people of Aleppo by donating to The Compassion Collective click here:  https://app.mobilecause.com/form/gux8IQ

To find out more about The Compassion Collective click here: www.thecompassioncollective.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

Write a review for Distraction on Itunes by December 31 for your chance to win a 30-minute phone call with Dr. Hallowell. The winner will be announced in January.

 

Dec 20, 2016

Ned talks to education consultant Mark Griffin about strategies for making sure everyone in your family enjoys the holiday gatherings, even when the kids start to "act up." 

For more tools and resources visit: www.understood.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

Dec 15, 2016

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. 

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

Dec 13, 2016

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season can leave you feeling stressed to the max. This week's episode can help! Join Ned as he's led through a simple breathing exercise designed to put you at ease and make you feel more in the moment. You can re-listen to this episode and repeat the exercise as often as you like!

Certified Breathwork Facilitator, Margaret Townsend's website: http://www.thelivingbreath.com/index.html

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

Dec 8, 2016

In the wake of one of the most contentious presidential elections in history, Dr. Hallowell urges all of us to reconnect with those around us, especially those who hold different beliefs. He challenges listeners to set their political views aside and find the commonality that still exists.

Here's a link to the Pedigree commercial that Ned references:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQk3lF2ljxc

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

Dec 6, 2016

Here's a novel idea-- let's actually ENJOY the holidays this year! For this week's episode we gathered together a group from CRN headquarters (where Collisions is produced) to put into practice Dr. Hallowell's mantra of "never worry alone." The lively gang shares laughs, stories, stressors, and tips for getting it all done while still having some fun. And there is no shortage of fun in this conversation! 

Jennifer's gift-buying spreadsheet: http://www.distractionpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/HolidayList-2016-Sample.xlsx

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

Dec 1, 2016

The holiday season is a time of year that's supposed to make you feel happy. But that's not the case for many of us. In this episode, Dr. Hallowell talks about his own struggles with the holidays and offers some thoughtful and practical ways to make yourself feel better. 

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

 

Nov 29, 2016

Dr. Hallowell believes in the power of connection as a means to living a happier and healthier life. In this episode he puts his belief into practice by hitting the streets of New York in search of smiles and real moments. As you'll hear it's not always well-received, but that doesn't stop Ned from trying! He meets some interesting and fun people along the way as he shows all of us that it is possible to make connections wherever you go. 

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

 

Nov 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! In this special mini episode, Dr. Hallowell shares a message of love, connection and gratitude. We've included a montage of kids sharing their thoughts on what they're thankful for that you won't want to miss! And a big thank you to all of our listeners in the Distraction community. We are so very thankful for you!

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

Nov 22, 2016

So many listeners have reached out with questions that we're dedicating an entire episode to answering them! This week, Dr. Hallowell addresses your concerns about ADHD medications and diagnoses, focus problems, dealing with insecurities, organizational issues and more. If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell, record it on your smartphone with the voice memo app and email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com and we might include it in a future episode!

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

Nov 17, 2016

As more and more "screens" compete for our attention, Dr. Hallowell believes it's crucial to set boundaries and limits with them. In this mini, Dr. H offers suggestions to help you control when, where and how you use your phone, computer and other electronics. 

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

 

Nov 15, 2016

It's ironic, but the holidays can easily distract us from what's most important. This week Dr. Mehmet Oz shares with Dr. Hallowell his best tips and tricks for staying at your best during the holiday season. From what to eat and when to eat, to the best kinds of presents and avoiding the holiday blues, Dr. Oz and Ned have you covered! 

Dr. Oz's Best Holiday Advice: 

http://www.doctoroz.com/gallery/dr-ozs-holiday-eating-plan

http://blog.doctoroz.com/dr-oz-blog/make-your-holiday-healthy-by-managing-holiday-stress

http://blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/12-strategies-for-healthy-holiday-eating

http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/mehmet-oz-md/prescription-holiday-blues

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

 

Nov 10, 2016

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'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

Nov 8, 2016

What happens after November 8th? How do we shed the negativity of this epic political season and move forward as a nation? Senior Polling Editor at Huffington Post, Natalie Jackson, weighs in along with media mogul Alan Meckler to give their thoughts on what's happened and what the future looks like. 

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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