Listen Again: 3 Stories You’ll Want to Hear

Listen Again: 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. 

If you have a question or comment for Dr. Hallowell record it on your smartphone and email it to [email protected].

This episode was originally released in August 2016.

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Throwback Thursday: Got Junk? How to Get Rid of It

Throwback Thursday: Got Junk? How to Get Rid of It

Staying neat and organized is good for a focused mind, but it takes effort! Professional organizer, Judith Kolberg, offers tips for getting rid of stuff you don’t need and shares insight on when it’s time to call an expert.

Judith’s website: http://fileheads.net/

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or an episode idea? Send it to [email protected]

This episode was originally released in July 2016.

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Revisit The Dangers of Internet Addiction

Revisit The Dangers of Internet Addiction

Internet addiction is a very real problem, with real consequences. And it’s way more prevalent than you think. This week, we hear from a young man about his struggles with a gaming addiction. And, a woman who asked to remain anonymous, shares the emotional story of how her whole life was changed by a loved one’s addiction. (After making this episode our production team was left questioning their own internet usage, as well as their family’s.)

Resources:

reSTART’s Internet Addiction Recovery Program: www.netaddictionrecovery.com/

Dr. Greenfield and The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction: www.virtual-addiction.com

Internet & Tech Addiction Anonymous (ITAA) www.netaddictionanon.org

20 Symptoms of Internet Addiction: http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/technorealism/symptoms.html

This episode was originally released in May 2016.
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A Look Back: Tackling ADHD Questions Head-On

A Look Back: Tackling ADHD Questions Head-On

It’s the ADHD call-in show! Dr. Hallowell is joined by his longtime co-author Dr. John Ratey, and together they talk to listeners. Nothing is off limits, including medication, alternative treatments, coping with day-to-day challenges and more.

If you’d like to be part of future conversations, call the show at 844-55-Connect or email [email protected].

Check out Dr. Hallowell’s and Dr. Ratey’s bestselling book, Driven to Distraction: http://www.distractionpodcast.com/about/

For another great source of information on ADHD, please visit ADDitude magazine at www.additudemag.com.

This episode was originally released in July 2016.
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Throwback Thursday: Why Walking Is Powerful Medicine

Throwback Thursday: Why Walking Is Powerful Medicine

Have you heard that sitting is the new smoking? Dr. Beth Frates, a Lifestyle Medicine Specialist and Clinical Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, shares her tips and ideas for incorporating healthy habits into your daily life to decrease stress and help you live longer!

Do you have a question or a show idea? Send an email or voice memo to [email protected]! We love hearing from our listeners!

This episode was originally released in August 2016.
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Listen Again as Marie Forleo Shares Her Secrets for Getting What You Want

Listen Again as Marie Forleo Shares Her Secrets for Getting What You Want

She’s taught thousands how to take action and realize their dreams through her award-winning show, MarieTV, and training program, B-School. Full of inspiration and optimism, Forleo lives her life by the mantra, “Clarity comes from engagement, not thought.” Listen as she and Ned talk about cynics, fear and getting what you want out of life.

http://marieforleo.com

http://www.stevenpressfield.com/the-war-of-art/

This episode was originally released in June 2016.
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Distraction in the News

Distraction in the News

Are people more distracted than ever? If the news is any indication, the answer is yes! From distracted driving to fidget spinners we’ve rounded up the latest distraction-related stories making headlines this week!

Links mentioned in this episode:

http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Fidget-spinners-necessity-or-distraction-421500614.html

http://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2017/05/08/will-vws-latest-app-drive-parents-to-distraction/

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bal-jonah-goldberg-is-empathy-a-distraction-in-health-care-debate-20170505-story.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-distracted-driving-chicago-police-getting-around-0508-20170507-column.html

http://lapostexaminer.com/donny-distraction-look-over-here-putins-holster-sneaks-behind-you/2017/05/05
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Encore Presentation: Our Obsession With Our Devices

Encore Presentation: Our Obsession With Our Devices

How much time do you spend staring at a screen? Maybe it’s not your fault. Maybe the internet is designed to be addictive. Ned takes a look at the issue, and we send our producers down a digital rabbit hole to show you how we all get sucked in. Learn about a wonderful new invention that can help you unplug but stay connected, and why a digital detox should be part of your regular diet.

What’s your digital rabbit hole? Send a note to [email protected] and you might be included in a future show!

Links from this show:

Michael Schulson’s article, If the Internet Is Addictive Why Don’t We Regulate It?; https://aeon.co/essays/if-the-internet-is-addictive-why-don-t-we-regulate-it

Go light with The Light Phone; http://www.thelightphone.com/

Susan Scutti’s article, Digital Detox; What It Is and Why You Need One http://www.medicaldaily.com/digital-detox-what-it-and-why-you-need-one-free-yourself-stress-and-anxiety-365784

Take the safe driving pledge at Distraction.gov: http://www.distraction.gov/

This episode was originally released in May 2016.
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Throwback Thursday: 7 Ways to Manage Adult ADHD

Throwback Thursday: 7 Ways to Manage Adult ADHD

Being successful in life takes hard work, especially when you have ADHD! Dr. Hallowell offers several tips for adults with ADHD to get the most out their “ferrari-engine brains” and thrive in life.

Please share this episode with someone you know who has ADHD. Let’s all help each other and continue to build our ADHD community! If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or a show idea send it to [email protected].

This episode was originally released in October 2016.
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