An ADHD Diagnosis is Good News

An ADHD Diagnosis is Good News

An ADHD Diagnosis is Good News 

Pediatric neurologist, Dr. Sarah Cheyette, is an expert at working with kids and young adults with ADHD. She believes that while the condition has its challenges, an ADHD diagnosis actually allows people to become much stronger versions of themselves. 

Check out Dr. Sarah Cheyette’s website at: SarahCheyette.com.

To purchase one of her books (which are available in audio versions read by Dr. Cheyette) go HERE.

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org

 

 

This classic Episode was originally aired on August 12, 2020

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What Motivates Getting Things Done

What Motivates Getting Things Done

What Motivates Getting Things Done

Are you task driven or deadline driven? Modern research has shown that procrastination does not interfere with success, and that procrastinators and non-procrastinators simply respond to motivation in different ways. In this episode, Dr. Hallowell and Mary Lamia, PhD discuss how emotions compel us to act, and how shame and fear aren’t necessarily a bad thing.

Mary Lamia’s book What Motivates Getting Things Done

MaryLamia.com

 

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org

 

 

This classic Episode was originally aired on December 19, 2017

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BROKEN LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE

BROKEN LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE

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.

 

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org

 

This Classic Episode was first released on JUN 19, 2018

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Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World

Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World

Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World Current statistics suggest that the average American engages with screens 10+ hours a day, and while the effects differ at each point of development, real changes to the brain, relationships, and personal lives are well documented. Our guest today, Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D., offers tips and advice on how we can better use technology and break away from the bad habits we’ve formed.  

To learn more about Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee click HERE. To get a copy of her book, deviced!: balancing life and technology in a digital world, click HERE.

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

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org

 

This Classic Episode was originally released on October 1st 2019

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Managing Relationship Stress During the Pandemic

Managing Relationship Stress During the Pandemic

Managing Relationship Stress During the Pandemic

Living in quarantine with your significant other isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. Some days or moments can be really tough. Our host’s wife, Sue Hallowell, LICSW, joins Ned for a conversation about the ups and downs of married life when neither partner can leave the house. They share some real examples of the struggles they’ve encountered over the past few weeks, and offer ideas on how to manage parenting, jobs, and relationships when you’re stressed to the max.

Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin (@sarahguertin) and our recording engineer/editor is Pat Keogh.

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org

 

This Classic Episode was originally released on April 14th, 2020

 

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HOW TO STOP LOSING YOUR STUFF

HOW TO STOP LOSING YOUR STUFF

How to Stop Losing Your Stuff with How to ADHD and Landmark College

If you can never remember where you put your keys, phone, wallet or whatever, help is on the way! Jessica McCabe of How to ADHD shares a bunch of useful tips and strategies to help you stop losing things in this special episode sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently!

Check out all of Jessica’s amazing ADHD content on her website at HowtoADHD.

 

Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin (@sarahguertin) and our recording engineer/editor is Pat Keogh.

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org

 

This Classic Episode was originally released on April 29th, 2020 

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The Science Behind Why ADHDers Are More Creative

The Science Behind Why ADHDers Are More Creative

Jessica McCabe Shares the Science Behind Why ADHDers Are More Creative – Sponsored by Landmark College

How to ADHD creator Jessica McCabe joins Ned for a conversation about creativity. Jessica opens up about the doubts she had when she first started her YouTube channel, shares the latest research on how neurodivergent brains are more creative than neurotypical ones, and underscores the importance of finding support for your creativity. (As you’ll hear in this episode, for Jessica, that support came from Dr. Hallowell!)

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org

Check out Jessica’s videos at HowtoADHD. BTW, she now has over 628,000 subscribers!

This Classic Episode Was Originally Aired in April 2021

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Landmark Special With Sarah Firestein

Landmark Special With Sarah Firestein

Landmark Special With Sarah Firestein Helping with Neurodiversity and ADHD  http://www.lcdistraction.org

Sarah Guertin discusses the challenges of recognizing and dealing with neurodiversity with Learning Specialist Sarah Firestein of the Bay Area Success Center, an entity of Landmark College. The conversation addresses working with neurodiverse individuals, teens and adults, supporting executive function, academic skills and deeper understanding of individual learning profiles, particularly during the transition from high school to college. Listen now to recognize the various indicators of neuordiversity and its challenges and how Sarah and her Landmark team enhance positive development through their specialized support.

 

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org

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Famous ADHD-ers

Famous ADHD-ers

Simone Biles, Howie Mandel & Lisa Ling Are ADHD All-Stars

Simone Biles is not ashamed of her ADHD. Howie Mandel can’t remember a time when he didn’t have ADHD and OCD. And Lisa Ling learned how to manage her ADHD before she even knew she had it. 

In this mini Ned shares some of the tweets and thoughts these three highly successful individuals have expressed about their own ADHD. 

Plus you’ll hear what Lisa Ling recommends for anyone who thinks they might have ADHD, in a clip from her conversation with Dr. H back in 2017! 

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org

This Classic Release was originally aired in March 2021

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You’re Not Just a Square Peg in a Round Hole

You’re Not Just a Square Peg in a Round Hole

You’re Not Just a Square Peg in a Round Hole

If you have ADHD you’ve probably felt like you didn’t “fit in” at some point in your life. And that can be very difficult to deal with. In this episode Dr. H talks with a Distraction listener named Elaine who reached out to us with a message that was so poignant we knew we had to have her on the podcast.

As you’ll hear Elaine describe in this episode, getting diagnosed with ADHD was a turning point in her life. And like many other women, Elaine wasn’t diagnosed until her child was!

In addition to having ADHD, Elaine also struggles with sleep issues like narcolepsy and sleep paralysis; depression, anxiety and hypothyroidism. And as she wrote in her message to us, “… the damage of feeling like crap about myself for my whole life is something that will take continued effort to overcome.”

We really hope this conversation with Dr. H helps Elaine and others realize that they have many gifts to offer this world! 

If you have ADHD you’ve probably felt like you didn’t “fit in” at some point in your life. And that can be very difficult to deal with. In this episode Dr. H talks with a Distraction listener named Elaine who reached out to us with a message that was so poignant we knew we had to have her on the podcast.

As you’ll hear Elaine describe in this episode, getting diagnosed with ADHD was a turning point in her life. And like many other women, Elaine wasn’t diagnosed until her child was!

In addition to having ADHD, Elaine also struggles with sleep issues like narcolepsy and sleep paralysis; depression, anxiety and hypothyroidism. And as she wrote in her message to us, “… the damage of feeling like crap about myself for my whole life is something that will take continued effort to overcome.”

We really hope this conversation with Dr. H helps Elaine and others realize that they have many gifts to offer this world! 

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org

This classic episode was first released in February 2021

 

 

 

 

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ADHD and Success Can Go Hand in Hand

ADHD and Success Can Go Hand in Hand

ADHD and Success Can Go Hand in Hand

Angela Stephens does more in a day than some do in a week! 🙂 This spectacular ADHDer shares her story which includes starting a successful company that creates products designed specifically to help people with ADHD manage their busy lives. Angela is an inspiration and full of energy!

Find all of Angela’s products at Time2Refocus.com.

Angela’s podcast: Re-Focus with Angela Stephens

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org

This Classic Episode of Distraction was originally produced in MArch 2020

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Train Your Dog to Support Your ADHD

Train Your Dog to Support Your ADHD

Train Your Dog to Support Your ADHD with Jessica McCabe and Landmark College

Jessica McCabe of How to ADHD explains how dogs can be trained to help manage ADHD symptoms, alleviate anxiety, help regulate emotions and so much more! 

“Dogs can help us put on the brakes,” Jessica tells Dr. Hallowell in this episode. “It’s a wonderful thing.”

Dogs can be trained to sense when you’re going to have a panic attack, notice when your heart rate increases and detect spikes in cortisol and blood sugar.

Jessica also shares how she’s training her own dog, Chloe, as a psychiatric service dog in this special episode sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.

Check out Jessica’s ADHD videos at HowtoADHD.

Do you have a psychiatric service dog or have you trained your dog to help you? Share your thoughts with us! Write an email or record a voice memo and send it to [email protected]

Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin and our audio engineer/editor is Scott Persson.

 

This Classic Episode was originally released in March 2021

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