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Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned 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?

Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned 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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Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned 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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S3 Mini14: Struggling In Your Situation

12/13/2018
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Author Alex Elle wrote, "I'm thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn't have stumbled across my strength." This week Dr. Hallowell responds to an email we received from a listener who is struggling with her ADHD and executive function challenges, but desperately wants to be happy and make a difference in people's lives. If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell, send an email or voice memo to connect@distractionpodcast.com. This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in...

Duration:00:08:14

S3 Ep14: Ending Mental Health Stigma

12/12/2018
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Getting help for mental health shouldn't leave a person thinking that others will treat them differently, or that their job is at risk. That's part of the reason Kristin Walker founded the Mental Health News Radio Network, which is currently home to over 40 podcasts on a variety of mental health topics. She talks to Ned about her personal story (which includes being diagnosed with ADHD at age 48) along with a discussion about the stigma of getting help for mental health issues and how she's...

Duration:00:28:39

S3 Mini13: One More Trip Around the Sun

12/6/2018
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Dr. Hallowell celebrated his birthday earlier this week and shares some words of wisdom on growing older. And as Ned says at the end of this episode, we wish all of our listeners many happy birthdays ahead! Please take our listener survey! It's only 9 questions and should take just a minute or two to fill out. Thanks in advance! This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently.

Duration:00:06:21

S3 Ep13: When You Disagree About Treatment Options

12/4/2018
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Life can be hard enough for families navigating the waters of an ADHD diagnosis, but it can be even more difficult when you and your partner disagree on a course of treatment. What if one parent wants their child to try medication and the other parent does not? How do you move forward? Heather Bragg, author of Learning, Decoded: Understanding and Using Your Child's Unique Learning Style to Improve Academic Performance, joins Ned to talk about her own family's struggle with this issue and...

Duration:00:21:47

Uncovering Your Learning Style with How to ADHD & Landmark College

11/30/2018
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Jessica McCabe likes to walk around while she's reading-- it helps her learn better! Dr. Hallowell used flashcards to get him through medical school. Do you know how you learn best? In this special episode sponsored by Landmark College, Ned and the How to ADHD creator talk about the importance of listening to yourself to discover your unique learning style, and how that knowledge can help you achieve success in high school, college and beyond. This special episode is sponsored by Landmark...

Duration:00:10:38

S3 Mini12: 3 Ways to Feel Less Busy

11/29/2018
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Is life feeling a little too hectic these days? Then it's time to un-busy yourself. Dr. Hallowell outlines three easy ways to feel less busy and regain control of your day, in this mini that was inspired by a recent article from DailyGood.org. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler Learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College, the college of choice for students who learn differently. This episode was originally released in...

Duration:00:04:13

S3 Ep12: Just Let Boys Play

11/27/2018
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What do boys need that they're not getting? Dr. Michael Thompson joins Dr. Hallowell to talk about where boys stand in today's world versus girls. Dr. Thompson is best known as a NY Times bestselling author and international speaker on the subject of children, schools and parenting who has written nine books focusing on the emotional lives of boys, friendships and social cruelty in childhood and many more topics related to the subject of raising boys. Dr. Michael Thompson's Website Learn...

Duration:00:29:22

S3 Mini11: Ned on Being Thankful

11/22/2018
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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Distraction. We're so very thankful for all of our listeners! Dr. Hallowell's message this week might leave you thinking about the people and things in your life that you are thankful for! This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently.

Duration:00:05:08

Special Re-Release: Kids on Being Thankful

11/20/2018
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Today we're sharing a mini episode we produced two years ago featuring kids talking about why they are grateful. It'll warm your heart, we promise! (We're taking some extra time this week to be with our families and we hope you are too!) This episode was originally released in November 2016 and is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently.

Duration:00:06:38

S3 Mini 10: Some of Ned's Best Friends Have Paws

11/15/2018
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Dr. H opens up about one of his favorite subjects: pets and the enormous rewards of the human-animal bond. Dr. Hallowell tells us why we should become pet parents and about the furry friends that have touched his life over the years. If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell email it 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...

Duration:00:06:21

S3 Ep 10: Reclaiming Our Focus in a World of Lost Attention

11/12/2018
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Maggie Jackson is the author of "Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age." She joins Dr. Hallowell on Distraction this week to discuss a very real problem a growing number of us face: lack of focus. For years, people thought the constant attention we give our smartphones, tablets, video games and computers might be negatively impacting our health. Now the science is in, and they're robbing us of our focus, memory, sleep and more, both in the short and long term. Maggie...

Duration:00:29:14

S3 Mini9: How Different Brains Get Engaged

11/8/2018
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Dr. H responds to a listener who asks about how neurotypical brains, or "normal brains" get engaged with an idea, versus those with neurodiverse brains, like people with ADHD. If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell email it 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. Learn more at lcdistraction.org.

Duration:00:06:02

S3 Ep9: Achieving Productivity In The Midst Of Chaos

11/6/2018
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Kristin Seymour knows firsthand how tough it is to be productive when you have ADHD. Not only does she have ADHD, but Kristin is the mom of two ADHD teens, and she's also an ADHD specialist. The advanced practice nurse returns to Distraction to share more of her "life hacks" along with some special advice for parents of ADHD kids. As Ned puts it, "Kristin has the knack, the understanding and natural empathy of one who has been there, of one who really burns to make sure others do not suffer...

Duration:00:21:55

S3 Mini 8: Why Connections Are Critical

11/1/2018
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In light of the recent news events in the United States, Dr. Hallowell reflects on the importance of connecting with those around you, even the ones with whom you disagree. This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. To schedule a campus visit, or to learn more visit http://www.lcdistraction.org. The 2018 International Conference on ADHD is November 8-12, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. It's the largest ADHD...

Duration:00:03:25

Re-Release: Productivity Tips to Get Stuff Done

10/30/2018
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Kristin Seymour accomplishes more in one day than most do in a week! And she might be the only person we know that travels with a cooler and ice packs in her car... just in case! This busy ADHDer (and previous Distraction guest) joins Dr. Hallowell to share her very best ideas for getting things done. The Clinical Nurse Specialist also shares some encouraging stories about some of the kids and adults she's worked with to help accomplish their goals. Learn about incentives, buffers,...

Duration:00:23:36

S3 Mini7: What Struggles Do You Keep Coming Back To?

10/25/2018
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You might have asked yourself at some point, "What do I want out of life?" But have you ever asked yourself what you'd be willing to sacrifice for your goals? Ned talks about drive and determination, and how to figure out what you really want. He thinks the secret to uncovering your greatness might lie in recognizing the recurring struggles in your life! Mark Manson's article mentioned in this episode:...

Duration:00:07:09

S3 Ep7: Answering Your Qs About Genetic Testing, Family Issues, Self-Medicating & More

10/23/2018
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Dr. Hallowell answers questions about a variety of issues in this week's episode. A listener named Tracy inquires about genetic testing for ADHD medication, another asks about his "hyper response to stress," and Cooper called with a question about self-medicating with cannabis. Listen to Ned's thoughts on these questions and others that we received from our listeners in the Distraction community. If you have a question that you'd like Dr. Hallowell to address in a future episode please call...

Duration:00:20:13

S3 Mini6: The Future of ADHD is VAST

10/18/2018
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Dr. Hallowell shares his thoughts on the current state of ADHD with Distraction listeners. He is just finishing up his latest book with co-author, Dr. John Ratey, where they've coined a new name for the condition-- expanding its reach to include millions of people. This episode is sponsored by Landmark College. Learn more at http://www.lcdistraction.org.

Duration:00:06:17

S3 Ep6: Use Your Conative Style To Find The Right Job

10/16/2018
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Kathy Kolbe is the world's leading authority on human instincts. She solved the riddle of how all people can be both equal and different in their creative efforts by identifying the nature of universal instincts that constitute individual modus operandi. Her groundbreaking work has enabled thousands to find careers that they not only love, but excel at as well. Kolbe has been called Maslow’s successor because of her work in showing how the three parts of the mind (cognitive, affective and...

Duration:00:26:17

Why College Can Be Daunting For ADHDers with How to ADHD & Landmark College

10/15/2018
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Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD joins Dr. Hallowell to share her unique perspective and insights with college-bound students in this special episode sponsored by Landmark College. As Dr. H and Jessica both know college can present some unique challenges for those with ADHD! Learn more about Jessica and watch her amazing videos at How To ADHD. To schedule a campus visit, or simply to learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, visit http://www.lcdistraction.org.

Duration:00:15:30