Try Judging Less, Understanding More

Try Judging Less, Understanding More

Dr. H shares some thoughts on reserving judgment in our “Gotcha!” world in this week’s mini episode. It’s time to cut each other some slack, says Ned, as he likens our current social climate to a meat tenderizer. We are all flawed and we need each other’s understanding, not judgment!

“To understand all, is to forgive all.” Learn more about Evelyn Waugh, the author of the quote Ned mentions in this episode.

We want to hear from you! What do you think? Are we too quick to judge each other nowadays? Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts to [email protected].

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

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast and click on the link to learn more about the college of choice for student’s who learn differently!

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One Path to Personal Transformation

One Path to Personal Transformation

As listeners to the podcast know, Dr. Hallowell is very curious by nature and loves to explore new subjects and discover new ideas. In this episode Ned learns about the practice of Kabbalah, an ancient spiritual wisdom which teaches individuals how to improve their lives and find more joy, regardless of what spiritual background they come from. Listen and learn along with our inquisitive host about how Kabbalah helps people resolve their issues with anger, resentment, fears and other negativities in life.

To learn more about today’s guest, David Ghiyam, and Kabbalah One visit The Kabbalah Centre.

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

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast and click on the link to learn more about the college of choice for student’s who learn differently!

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Get Back Into the Swing of Things with a Routine

Get Back Into the Swing of Things with a Routine

As summer gives way to fall, the transition can feel a little jarring. In this mini episode, Dr. Hallowell shares his thoughts on why now is a great time to take stock of where you are, where you’re headed and where you’ve been; and how developing routines can help you get back on track.

Reach out to us with your questions, comments and show ideas! Email [email protected].

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Help support the podcast by checking them out! Click HERE.

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Strategies for Minimizing ADHD’s Impact on Relationships

Strategies for Minimizing ADHD’s Impact on Relationships

How do you work through issues that arise when you and/or your significant other have ADHD? Sue Hallowell (a couple’s therapist and Ned’s wife of 31 years) sat down with Ned in the kitchen of their Massachusetts home to talk about the realities of being married to someone with ADHD. Sue’s insights shed light on how to navigate the frustrations of being the “non-ADHD” half of the couple, and what predicts whether a relationship will succeed. You’ll hear the love as Ned and Sue talk shame, blame, excuses and more in this heartwarming episode.

We are so excited to be back for our 4th season! Please reach out to us with your questions and episode ideas. We especially love voice memos! Send them to [email protected].

We love our sponsor! Please click HERE to learn more about Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.

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New Perspectives Can Change Your Thinking

New Perspectives Can Change Your Thinking

How do we come up with new ideas? Can humans multi-task? Are we overusing our devices? Dr. Hallowell finds himself questioning his own beliefs about mutli-tasking and technology after spending the afternoon watching the Patriots football game with his sons. 

This episode was originally released in September 2018. 

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Master Time Management with The Pomodoro Technique

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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This episode was originally released in May 2018. 

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Willpower Doesn’t Work

Willpower Doesn’t Work

Benjamin Hardy believes people can change in both big and small ways, but not how they’ve traditionally been taught. He thinks that “you are who you are because of your environment.” If you want to change, Ben says, you need to change your environment. Listen as he talks about why this is true, how people always learn to adapt, even in the worst environments, and his new book that was just released today, Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success.

Important Links:

Visit Benjamin Hardy’s Website

This episode was originally released in March 2018. 

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Women and ADHD Q&A

Women and ADHD Q&A

Women and girls with ADHD face a number of unique issues in dealing with their “race car brains.” In this episode Terry Matlen, ACSW, who specializes in helping women with ADHD, joins Dr. Hallowell to answer questions from our female listeners. Topics  include pregnancy and medication, hormones, exercise, toxic relationships, social isolation and much more.

A special thank you to our listeners who sent in questions for this episode! If you have a question or show idea please send it to [email protected]

Important Links:

Queens of Distraction website

ADD Consults website

What Does Everybody Know That I Don’t? by Michele Novotni, PhD

The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done by Terry Matlen

Survival Tips for Women with ADHD by Terry Matlen

This episode was originally released in February 2018.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective ADHD Adults

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective ADHD Adults

Dr. Hallowell gives his spin on Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, with a similar list for those with ADHD. From doing what you’re good at, to asking for advice, you’re bound to find a few nuggets of applicable wisdom for your own life. But as Ned advises, this is his list, so if these habits don’t resonate with you, add your own to the list! 

This episode was originally released in October 2018. 

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Reinvent Yourself at Work

Reinvent Yourself at Work

The new-millennium workplace requires all of us to rewrite the rules and start treating our careers like we’re running a business—which means understanding the markets for our talents, knowing our value, and looking out over the horizon to plot our paths going forward, according to Human Resources pro, Liz Ryan, author of Reinvention Roadmap, and CEO of Human Workplace. Liz is a former Fortune 500 HR SVP and the world’s most widely read workplace thought leader. The former opera singer-turned-HR exec talks with Ned about how to flourish at work, when it’s okay to say no, and how to make sure you find the right job in the first place. 

Get a copy of Liz’s book: Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and Career You Deserve

This episode was originally released in May 2018. 

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ADHD’s Practical Problem Solver

ADHD’s Practical Problem Solver

Much has changed in the world of ADHD since Dr. William Dodson began his career in the field 35 years ago. He spoke with Dr. Hallowell about the pioneering work he’s done in the treatment of ADHD, the omnipotential of those with ADHD, and what he wishes your doctor knew about ADHD. 

Dr. William Dodson specializes in the evaluation, treatment and support of adults and teens with attention deficits, learning problems, and related behavioral difficulties at his ADHD Center in Colorado.

For more information: 

Dodson ADHD Center

Additude Magazine

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This episode was originally released in September 2018.

 

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The Importance of Getting Enough Sleep– with Landmark College

The Importance of Getting Enough Sleep– with Landmark College

ADHD affects you when you’re awake, and when you’re asleep too! Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD returns for the last episode in our special Landmark College series to share some tips and ideas for getting a good night’s rest (something especially important if you’re in school). Jessica also talks about what’s worked for her and Dr. Hallowell lets listeners know how to figure out how much sleep they actually need each night. 

Learn more about Landmark College HERE. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. 

Thanks so much to all of our listeners for a great third season. Distraction will be back for Season 4 soon! If you have an idea for our next season reach out to us at [email protected]

 

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