S2 Ep 57: Broken Like Everybody Else

S2 Ep 57: Broken Like Everybody Else

Jose Del Cueto went from being an abused child, a drug-dealing teenager and then addict, to a loving family man and successful marketing executive. His memoir, Broken Like Everybody Else, details how he emerged from the depths of adversity to become the successful entrepreneur and person he is today, while still struggling with trauma-induced learning disabilities such as ADHD and Dyslexia. Jose and Dr. Hallowell talk about growing up amidst chaos and their new plan to help kids currently in the foster care system beat the odds.

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S2 Mini 56: End the Stigma of Mental Illness

S2 Mini 56: End the Stigma of Mental Illness

“Life is messy,” Dr. Hallowell says in this mini Distraction. “Let’s not be phony or drive people into hiding with the terrible constrictions of shame,” he goes on to say. Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have put suicide back into the national spotlight, but Dr. Hallowell has long been on a mission to end the stigma of mental illness. He shares his thoughts on celebrating human life in all its forms, the good and the bad, and getting people the help they desperately need.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with someone, or visit SuicidePreventionLifeline.org where online chats are available 24/7.

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S2 Ep 56: Dr. H Shares Stories About His Crazy Family

S2 Ep 56: Dr. H Shares Stories About His Crazy Family

Dr. Hallowell is on a mission to remove the stigma of mental illness. One of the ways he’s doing that is through his new memoir, just released today. Because I Come From A Crazy Family The Making Of A Psychiatrist is the true story of Ned’s life and all of the people in it. Collision Media’s own Barry Berman sits down with our favorite host for a conversation about Dr. Hallowell’s unusual childhood, and how his early-life experiences shaped his entire future.

A portion of the book sales will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

To order a copy of Dr. Hallowell’s memoir click HERE.

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S2 Mini 55: Contest Winners Announced!

S2 Mini 55: Contest Winners Announced!

The Distraction podcast recently received its 1,000,000th episode download. We celebrated with a Facebook contest! Listen as Dr. Hallowell announces the winners of his new memoir which comes out June 12th, Because I Come From A Crazy Family The Making Of A Psychiatrist, as well as the winner of the 30-minute phone call!

Thanks to all of our listeners who entered the contest and thanks to you for being a part of the Distraction community.

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S2 Ep 55: Teaching Critical Thinking with The Cognitive Six

S2 Ep 55: Teaching Critical Thinking with The Cognitive Six

While some ordinary activities require people to engage in critical and creative thinking, advancements in technology have created a world in which many tasks no longer require this type of thinking. This absence is leaving many people ill-equipped to manage the critical and creative thinking challenges in both the workplace and life in general. Educators Louise Loomis and Tom Smith join Ned in-studio for a conversation about The Cognitive Six thinking skills and the essential role they play in meeting this challenge.

The Cognitive Six: A Guide To Teaching Thinking by Louise E. Loomis, Ed.D. and Thomas Smith, M.A.Ed.

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S2 Mini 54: Distracted By Technology? There’s An App For That

S2 Mini 54: Distracted By Technology? There’s An App For That

If switching tasks every 3 minutes is now the norm for an office worker, and it takes over 20 minutes to get back on track after a switch, it’s amazing people can get anything done!

Listen as Dr. Hallowell talks about the new technology that is now available to help you stay on task and filter out distractions.

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S2 Ep 54: Stand Up For Yourself Without Being A D*ck

S2 Ep 54: Stand Up For Yourself Without Being A D*ck

“I found my voice. Turns out it was there all along,” says author and certified coach Amy E. Smith. She joins Dr. Hallowell for a lively conversation about staying true to yourself and finding confidence, two issues that many people find challenging. In fact, Dr. H asks Amy for advice about a personal situation in his own life that he is struggling with!

To learn more from Amy, or to get a copy of her e-workbook that includes 9 proven challenges to radically increase your self confidence and self-love visit her website: TheJoyJunkie.com.

 

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S2 Ep 53: A Million Thank Yous & Listener Questions Answered

S2 Ep 53: A Million Thank Yous & Listener Questions Answered

THANK YOU! We’re so grateful and thankful for our listeners who helped us reach 1,000,000 episode downloads! Dr. Hallowell shares a personal message of thanks and reminisces about some of his favorite moments and guests over the past couple of years. To celebrate this AMAZING milestone, we’re giving away 3 copies of Ned’s new memoir, Because I Come From A Crazy Family, The Making Of A Psychiatrist, as well as one 30-minute phone call with Dr. Hallowell! Listen to the episode for details on how to enter.

Also, Dr. H answers several questions from listeners on a variety of topics including hypo/hyper-activity, ADD and OCD correlations, “Ritalin kids,” social media and screen time, social stigmas, sleep habits, managing work life, and medication.

Keep your questions coming! Dr. Hallowell loves answering them! Email [email protected] or leave a voice message at 844-55-CONNECT.

 

 

 

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S2 Mini 52: 7 Ways to Beat Jet Lag

S2 Mini 52: 7 Ways to Beat Jet Lag

While you might not be able to avoid jet lag completely when you travel, it is possible to minimize the symptoms. And although he travels extensively, even Dr. Hallowell struggles with the effects of jet lag as you’ll hear him admit! Learn about a variety of ways to help you feel like yourself and get your internal clock back on track when you visit different time zones in this mini Distraction.

How do you deal with jet lag? Share your best tips with us by emailing [email protected], or leave us a voice message by calling 844-55-CONNECT!

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S2 Ep 52: Master Time Management with The Pomodoro Technique

S2 Ep 52: Master Time Management with The Pomodoro Technique

Prioritizing, organizing and time management are fundamental skills that everyone should have, but unfortunately many never learn. Self-described school junkie and founder of SchoolHabits.com, Katie Azevedo, joins Dr. Hallowell to share some habits and hacks to help get you through school, work, and life in general. The conversation includes an in-depth discussion of The Pomodoro Technique, a time management system that was developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980’s that everyone can benefit from, not just those with ADHD!

Check out Katie’s website: SchoolHabits.com

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S2 Mini 51: Life Lessons From Mom

S2 Mini 51: Life Lessons From Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day, Dr. Hallowell shares a heartwarming story from his childhood about going to a Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park with his Mother when he was 10 years old. Dr. Hallowell learned a lesson from his Mom that day that he still carries with him today.

What life lessons have you learned from your parents? We’d love to hear about them. Send us an email at [email protected], or leave us a voice message by calling 844-55-CONNECT.

The story shared in this episode is just one of the many wonderful stories included in Dr. Hallowell’s new memoir, Because I Come From A Crazy Family: The Making Of A Psychiatrist, to be released on June 12. Pre-order your copy HERE.

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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