Anyone who knows Dr. Hallowell knows he LOVES animals, especially dogs. He’s talked several times on the podcast about his own dog, Ziggy, and how he prescribes a dog for all of his patients. In this extra special episode, NY Times bestselling author Katherine Schwarzenegger, talks with Dr. Hallowell about her latest book, Maverick and Me, the story of a little girl who adopts a puppy and gives him a forever home. And then the Distraction team heads to an animal shelter to check out all of the adoptable animals! Listen all the way to the end to find out how you can win a copy of Maverick and Me!
To find adoptable pets in your area: Petfinder
After a recent joyful experience with a power tool, Dr. Hallowell is moved to share his excitement for the little things in life.
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Dr. Hallowell addresses several listeners’ concerns this week including how to change routines; anxiety and how it’s related to muscular tension in the body; dealing with emotional stress; and controlling your reactions in certain situations. Ned also addresses a concern from one mother wondering if there is a correlation between ADHD stimulant medication and eating disorders.
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As a parent of 3 adult children, Dr. Hallowell knows what it’s like to have an empty nest. In this quick mini, Ned shares his thoughts on the transition that parents make when their kids finally move out of the house. And in Ned’s case, what happens when they move back! As Dr. Hallowell says in this episode, “Empty nesters should celebrate victory.”
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Scientists have discovered that there is a specific type of music for your personality type that can put your brain into a “flow state” making you hyperfocused. In this episode Dr. Hallowell speaks with Will Henshall, founder of [email protected], a company that is scientifically engineering music that has been proven to increase focus 4x and optimize your productivity, to find out how it works and why.
Hurricane Harvey has brought trillions of gallons of rain to Texas but it’s also brought something else– kindness and compassion. In this mini, Dr. Hallowell shares some of the heartwarming stories of how people and companies are coming together to help one another, and he also shares how you can help Texans in their time of need.
Text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross.
Text UWFLOOD to 41444 to donate to the United Way Flood Relief Fund.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation
Federal Trade Commision’s tips on avoiding fraudsters.
Whether your child has ADHD or not, most can use a little help with the changes and adjustments that going back-to-school requires. This episode is chock full of advice on how to set students up for success during the first few weeks of school and onward. In the first half of the episode Dr. Hallowell speaks with ADHD parent coach, Cindy Goldrich, about parenting the child you have, and ways to get all kids back into the swing of things. They talk about goal setting, not just for the kids, but for the parents too! In the second half of the show, we have two teachers (one high school teacher and one elementary school teacher) in the studio who share their thoughts on what specifically kids can do to start the school year off right. We suggest listening to this episode all together, as a family!
Cindy is offering Distraction listeners the introductory chapter of her book, 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD along with a 20% discount on her Calm and Collected: Parenting Kids with ADHD/Executive Function© parent workshop series.
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We know there are plenty of couples who love football equally, but what advice would Ned give to those who don’t share their significant other’s passion for the sport? Listen to this quick mini and find out!
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From terrorism, disease, war, kidnappings and more, we live in a fear-filled society. However, historically Americans are safer and healthier than ever before. So why doesn’t it feel that way? Dr. Hallowell speaks with sociologist Barry Glassner, whose book, The Culture of Fear, explores why the perception of fear has increased, and not the actual level of risk. They talk about who profits from our fear and why. We also hear from people on the street about what they fear.
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How do you know when your parent or loved one can no longer make good financial decisions? Unfortunately, many don’t notice until it’s too late. In this week’s episode Hilary tells us her dad’s story, an independent investor who lost his life’s savings while battling Alzheimer’s and dementia. Dr. Hallowell also talks to the man whose company is trying to help people avoid financial catastrophes like the one Hilary’s family experienced.
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