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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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Episodes

S2 Mini 26: Write Your Own Memoir

11/15/2017
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What's your life story? Dr. Hallowell is about to share his with the world! His 20th book comes out this spring and it's unlike any other he's written. In this mini he shares a few stories about some of the people and places in his new memoir, and encourages listeners to write a book about their own lives, even if it never gets published. Listen to this episode to find out why Dr. Hallowell thinks it's important to write your story and what you might learn along the way. Learn more about...

Duration: 00:10:39


S2 Ep26: The Man Who Walked 4,000 Miles Just To Listen

11/13/2017
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At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel headed out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. He had with him only a backpack, an audio recorder, and a sign that read "Walking to Listen." He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn't know how. So he decided to take a cross-country quest for guidance, one where everyone he met would be his guide. In this episode Andrew shares with Dr. Hallowell the lessons he learned through the power of...

Duration: 00:29:20


S2 Mini 25: Are You Guilty of Phubbing?

11/9/2017
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If you've ever ignored someone in a social situation by busying yourself with a phone or other mobile device than you are guilty of phubbing. In this mini Dr. Hallowell gets fired up talking about why phubbing is bad for relationships and why this shouldn't be news to anyone. Please send us your questions, comments and show ideas! Email connect@distractionpodcast.com. Have you taken our Listener Survey? Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College.

Duration: 00:07:05


S2 Ep25: One Veteran's Multitude of Mental Health Issues

11/7/2017
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It's not hard to imagine someone being diagnosed with ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, PLMD, depression or bipolar disorder. But imagine being diagnosed with ALL of those conditions? That's the reality for one U.S. veteran who recently reached out to Distraction looking for help. In this episode he opened up to Dr. Hallowell about his struggles and looks for advice on how to move forward in his life. If you have a question or comment please email connect@distractionpodcast.com or call...

Duration: 00:24:11


S2 Mini 24: Turning Off Unwanted Thoughts

11/2/2017
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Dr. Hallowell answers two listener questions in this week's mini Distraction. One asks about staying focused in church, and the other is looking for ideas on how to turn off unwanted thoughts. Dr. Hallowell makes suggestions to both listeners and offers a simple trick (that works really well) for turning off those unwanted thoughts. Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Send your question via an email or voice memo to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Please take our Listener Survey....

Duration: 00:05:57


S2 Ep24: Unmasking ADHD: An In-Studio Diagnosis

10/31/2017
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The first step on the path to an ADHD diagnosis is sitting down with a qualified professional to learn your history. In this episode a listener who suspects he has ADHD joins Dr. Hallowell in the Distraction studio with his fiancee to talk about his life's story. It's the first step for this listener on the journey to discovering if he has ADHD. Please rate and review Distraction on Itunes! Dr. Hallowell's book: Driven to Distraction Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College.

Duration: 00:35:00


Special: Study Tips from How to ADHD & Landmark College

10/30/2017
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Do you know someone who struggles with schoolwork and studying? Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD joins Ned to share study tips for students who learn differently in this special episode sponsored by Landmark College. Check out Jessica's website: How to ADHD College capable students with ADHD require a different approach to learning to succeed academically. At Landmark College we help our students to explore and employ new learning strategies by teaching differently. We hold high...

Duration: 00:14:04


S2 Mini 23: Governing Your Feelings of Vulnerability

10/26/2017
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Are you always on the look out for the next disaster? Dr. Hallowell talks about the overwhelming vulnerable feelings that can go hand-in-hand with ADHD and offers ways to reduce and regulate those less-than-happy thoughts. Remember to subscribe to Distraction on Apple Podcasts so you don't miss an episode! Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College.

Duration: 00:04:02


S2 Ep 23: Managing Your Money & ADHD

10/24/2017
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It's very common for someone with ADHD to also have trouble managing their finances. In this special Distraction episode, Dr. Hallowell is joined in the studio by his son Jack, a financial planner who also has ADHD, to talk about the unique problems ADHDers have managing their money and what can be done about it. To contact Jack Hallowell email jhallowell@ft.newyorklife.com Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College. Please take our Listener Survey!

Duration: 00:18:11


Bonus Mini: Why Do I Need People To Like Me?

10/20/2017
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Listener Christine reached out with a question about rejection and her need for others' approval. Listen as Dr. Hallowell talks about why people with ADHD tend to be highly sensitive and why it's okay! Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Send us an email or, record your question on your phone and send a voice memo to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College. Please rate and review Distraction on Apple Podcasts, and take our Listener Survey....

Duration: 00:04:06


S2 Mini 22: How Do I Know If I Have ADHD?

10/19/2017
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Contrary to popular belief, there is no definitive test for ADHD. So how do you know if you have it? Dr. Hallowell tells listeners about the various steps and processes people go through to determine whether or not they have ADHD. Do you like what you're hearing? Please rate and review Distraction on Apple Podcasts! Learn about our sponsor, Landmark College. Have you taken our Listener Survey?

Duration: 00:06:11


S2 Ep 22: Journalist Lisa Ling On Having ADHD

10/17/2017
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Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling opens up to Dr. Hallowell about her ADHD diagnosis, and the issues she's struggled with since childhood. She talks about the unique challenges of being a minority with ADHD, and how her ADHD strengths have helped make her who she is today. Ling was formerly a co-host of ABC Daytime's hit show "The View," a field correspondent for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and contributor to ABC News' "Nightline" and National Geographic's "Explorer." Currently, you can...

Duration: 00:17:29


Bonus Mini: “Should A Student With ADHD Attend College Far From Home?"

10/13/2017
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A listener named Ann reached out to ask Dr. Hallowell if it's a good idea for a high school senior with ADHD to go to a college far from home. As Dr. H explains in this mini Distraction, it's not so much about where you go, but rather what kind of support you have once you get there. Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College! Please rate and review Distraction on Apple Podcasts. Thanks in advance! Have you taken our quick Listener Survey?

Duration: 00:02:29


S2 Ep 21: The Impact of ADHD on Marriage

10/10/2017
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Marriage is never easy, but it's even harder when one or both partners have ADHD! Meygan and Casey Caston say they are the least likely couple to succeed in marriage. Not only does Casey have ADHD, but between them their parents have been married a dozen times, so instability was a theme in their youth. They've had their share of screaming matches, name calling and threatening divorce, but luckily discovered tools and resources to help them become better spouses, as they now have a loving...

Duration: 00:28:16


Bonus Mini: Ashley Asks About ADHD & Job Struggles

10/6/2017
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Do you have trouble staying focused at work? In this bonus mini episode Dr. Hallowell answers a question from listener, Ashley, a 19-year-old woman diagnosed with ADHD in the 4th grade, who struggles with distractions and staying focused in her job as a director at a fast food restaurant. Check out Dr. Hallowell's book, Delivered from Distraction as mentioned in this episode! Do you like what you're hearing? Please rate and review Distraction on Apple Podcasts. We really appreciate...

Duration: 00:02:20


S2 Mini 20: ADHD Myths vs. Facts

10/5/2017
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Think you know what ADHD is and isn't? Dr. Hallowell dispels some common myths about ADHD in this quick mini Distraction. Do you have a question or show idea for the Distraction team? Send us an email! connect@distractionpodcast.com Please rate and review Distraction on Apple Podcasts. We appreciate your help in making our show a success!

Duration: 00:03:08


S2 Ep 20: Lifting the Fog of ADHD

10/3/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:37:13


S2 Mini 19: You Saw the Wrong Psychiatrist!

9/28/2017
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Dr. Hallowell responds to a question from a listener named, Eddie, a 31 year old man who has been aware of his ADHD since age 16. Eddie was dismissed by his psychiatrist saying that he could not possibly have ADHD, based on his prior work experience. He reached out to Distraction for advice and Dr. Hallowell has plenty to say, as you'll hear in this mini episode! If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell, please send an email or voice memo to connect@distractionpodcast.com. And please...

Duration: 00:03:21


Special Guests & Giveaways for ADHD Awareness Month

9/27/2017
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The Distraction team is busy getting ready for ADHD Awareness Month in October! Listen as Ned outlines some of the exciting things we have planned including tons of interesting guests, new ADHD content, a live facebook chat, book giveaways and more! Please reach out to us! Is there a specific topic you'd like us to address in October, or do you have a question about ADHD for Dr. Hallowell? Send us a message detailing your question or show idea to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Duration: 00:01:47


S2 Ep 19: Why Kindness Is Important

9/26/2017
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Is the world becoming more unkind? Does technology play a role in how nice we are to one another? On today's episode we're talking about the state of kindness in our crazy busy world. Ned shares his thoughts on why being kind is important to everyone, and the Distraction team gets a variety of reactions when they head out on a kindness experiment. Plus, US News & World Report journalist, Jennifer Lea Reynolds joins Ned to talk about her mission to inspire people to be more kind to one...

Duration: 00:25:48

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