Passion and Purpose Are a Powerful Force for Good

Passion and Purpose Are a Powerful Force for Good

“Be the change you want to see in the world,” could have been said about today’s guest, Mark Brand. The social entrepreneur is an expert at creating businesses that make a difference, and a profit. He joins Ned from Save On Meats in Vancouver, the classic diner known for its cutting-edge employment models and focus on local food security. Mark shares his passion and insights on how to enact change in your own world.

To learn more about Mark visit MarkBrandInc.com.

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Surprising Impact of Family Relationships on Your Health

Surprising Impact of Family Relationships on Your Health

You might not expect that your family has a greater impact on your health than your spouse does. The results of a study that tested the extent to which the emotional climate in family relationships and intimate partnerships are linked to long term health were even surprising to our host! Ned breaks down what it all means in this week’s mini Distraction.

Link to Journal of Family Psychology study: Family versus intimate partners: Estimating who matters more for health in  a 20-year longitudinal study

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Normal Sucks — How to Live, Learn and Thrive Outside the Lines

Normal Sucks — How to Live, Learn and Thrive Outside the Lines

Jonathan Mooney has never considered himself “normal,” and why would he want to anyway? Diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD as a child, the gifted author is on a mission to spread the word that different is not “deficient,” by sharing the story of his own life through his newest book, Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive, Outside the Lines. And as you’ll hear, Jonathan is every bit as funny and inspiring as his book!

Check out Jonathan’s other books:

Learning Outside the Lines

The Short Bus

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Special-ize Your World

Special-ize Your World

Ned shares his thoughts on being grateful not just for the good parts of life, but the bittersweet ones too, and why he thinks “special-izing” your world is super important!

Thank you so much to our Distraction community. We are grateful for you and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Detached Lives Lead To Early Deaths

Detached Lives Lead To Early Deaths

“The force of connection is the most powerful force for good in life,” says Dr. H this week as he talks about why connections are vital to our mental and physical well-being. In fact, he wrote a whole book about it: CONNECT: 12 Vital Ties That Open Your Heart, Lengthen Your Life, and Deepen Your Soul. Plus, our host offers lots of ideas on how to find and make more connections in your own life.

Other Books by Dr. Hallowell Mentioned in this Episode:

Driven to Distraction

Delivered from Distraction

Married to Distraction

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Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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Protecting Your Intimate Relationships in a Poisonous Partisan World

Protecting Your Intimate Relationships in a Poisonous Partisan World

The “Trump Divorce” is a real thing! Marriages and other relationships where political opinions diverge are dissolving like never before. Today’s guest, Dr. Jeanne Safer, offers frank, practical advice for salvaging and strengthening your bonds with your loved ones through her latest book, I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics. Dr. Safer’s book is described as required reading for any politically-minded friend, relative, or significant other in the Trump era.

Learn more about Dr. Jeanne Safer HERE.

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Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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Pulling Yourself Out Of Depression

Pulling Yourself Out Of Depression

College student and fellow ADHDer, Andrew Ewald, opens up to Dr. H about his struggles with anxiety, depression, OCD and bipolar disorder (and how he’s overcoming them) in this frank conversation about the ups and downs of living with mental health problems. Listen as our host shares some of his own struggles as well.

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Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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

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

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 connection and what he’s up to today.

Thanks for listening to this week’s episode of Distraction featuring Andrew Forsthoefel and his remarkable book, “Walking to Listen.” Also, please do learn more about our incredible sponsor Landmark College, the school of choice for students who learn differently. Groundbreaking research has been done there for such disabilities as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism.

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Ep 23: 3 Stories You’ll Want to Hear

Thrown down a flight of stairs at 2 years old; moved to America for love then got divorced; homeless at 16… Dr. Hallowell hears three fascinating life stories when he goes back to Distraction’s favorite electronics-free coffee shop to connect with other customers. Conversations about PTSD, mental illness, and starting your own business are highlighted in these three exchanges with patrons of East Rock Coffee in New Haven, Connecticut. 

www.eastrockcoffee.com

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