S2 Ep 44: Are The Adults Listening?

S2 Ep 44: Are The Adults Listening?

As thousands of students protested against gun violence last week and more prepare to march in Washington, D.C. and across the United States this weekend, Dr. Hallowell can’t help but wonder if the adults in America are getting the message. Listen as he takes a few moments to call attention to our nation’s youth, and their inspiring words and actions.

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  • To see where a march is being held near your visit the March for Our Lives website.
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S2 Ep 41: Brad Meltzer Thinks Ordinary People Change the World

S2 Ep 41: Brad Meltzer Thinks Ordinary People Change the World

Master storyteller Brad Meltzer has been a published writer for 20 years. In that time he’s come to realize that, “Every life makes history. Every life is a story.” In this very special episode the bestselling thriller and mystery writer talks about how he persisted even after receiving 24 rejection letters for his first book, and why he believes that ordinary people can change the world.

Brad’s latest thriller, The Escape Artist, comes out March 6th.

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S2 Mini 39: Try Something New, It’s Good For You

S2 Mini 39: Try Something New, It’s Good For You

Dr. Hallowell opens up about following his own advice and trying something new, a recommendation he regularly makes to patients. In his case, the “something new” is learning how to use Facebook live. And as Dr. Hallowell reveals in this mini episode, he’s definitely hit a few bumps along the way! Listen as he talks about why it’s important (and good for you) to try new things, even when they’re hard.

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S2 Ep 38: Become A Better Listener By The End Of This Episode!

S2 Ep 38: Become A Better Listener By The End Of This Episode!

“Wait, what did you say your name was?” From our phones and TVs, to email notifications, traffic and crowded restaurants, our minds are constantly bombarded with noise. It’s no wonder people are having trouble trying to listen and comprehend. And sure, we’ve all been guilty of not listening when someone is talking, but poor listening skills can be improved! Speech and language pathologist, Rebecca Shafir, joins Ned to talk about her book (now in its 8th printing!) The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction. Rebecca’s insights will help you become a better listener and better overall communicator by the end of the episode!

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S2 Ep 37: Proof of Heaven?

S2 Ep 37: Proof of Heaven?

For years Dr. Eben Alexander dismissed the near-death revelations of God and heaven by his patients. But his opinion changed when the Harvard neurosurgeon spent 7 days in a coma due to E. coli meningitis. While comatose, he went on a profound spiritual experience that in his words, “took me beyond space and time to what seemed like the origin of all existence. It led him to pen his book “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife.”

In this very unique episode of Distraction, Dr. Alexander talks with Dr. Hallowell about his experience, the books he’s written as a result, and the reaction he’s received from the scientific community. The conversation goes on a deep dive into many of the spiritual and scientific aspects of his journey.

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S2 Ep 36: Sleep, Stress, Stimulants & More: Dr. H Answers Your Questions

S2 Ep 36: Sleep, Stress, Stimulants & More: Dr. H Answers Your Questions

Dr. Hallowell opens up the Distraction inbox to answer listener questions this week. Topics addressed include stimulants and hypertension, sleep and stress, depression and anxiety, and the effectiveness of low energy neuro-feedback system therapy for treating ADHD.

Do you have a question that you’d like Dr. Hallowell to address in a future episode? Write it down, or record your question as a voice memo on your phone and email it to [email protected].

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S2 Ep34: This Teen Proves the Power of Getting the Right Help

S2 Ep34: This Teen Proves the Power of Getting the Right Help

16-year old Harry Nardini has always been a bright, outgoing, fun loving person, despite the tragic circumstances of his less-than-ideal start in life. From being homeless to being the quarterback of the Illinois State High School football championship team, Harry has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Listen as he sits down with Dr. Hallowell, along with his mom, to tell his story of how his life was changed dramatically by having the right people in his life and the right treatment for his ADHD.

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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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