Ned’s Ode to Autumn

Ned’s Ode to Autumn

Take a few moments to pause and reflect on the beauty that surrounds us, as Dr. H eloquently shares his thoughts on the colors, the crispness and clarity that this season brings. 

Click HERE to listen to a reciting of John Keats’ poem, To Autumn, mentioned in this episode. 

What does autumn mean to you? Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts on this episode to [email protected].

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

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Fertility, Adoption and Building Your Family

Fertility, Adoption and Building Your Family

Distraction takes a slight detour this week for a conversation about the issues many people face when trying to build a family. Lisa Schuman, LCSW, talks with Dr. Hallowell about all of the ways her organization helps people create the families they desire, and how diagnoses of learning disabilities in children can be even more stressful for parents who already struggled to start a family in the first place.

Check out The Center for Family Building in NYC.

Email Lisa at [email protected] for a free TIP-TOP book as mentioned at the end of this episode! 

Dr. Hallowell and Lisa’s ADHD and Adopted Children eBook can be found HERE.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine website can be found HERE.

What should we do an episode on next? 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 and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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

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The Secret to Getting What You Want (from Someone)

The Secret to Getting What You Want (from Someone)

If you’ve ever wanted someone to do something for you but weren’t sure how to make it happen, Dr. Hallowell has advice for you. In this mini episode he responds to a listener who asks for help in dealing with her child’s teacher, but his thoughts are applicable to many situations in life. 

What do you think? Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts on this episode to [email protected].

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. Please support this podcast by clicking on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

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ADHD and Sex

ADHD and Sex

Dr. Ari Tuckman, a psychologist and certified sex therapist, talks about how ADHD can impact a couple’s sex life. Dr. Tuckman’s latest book, ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship, is based on a 72-question survey with more than 3,000 responses from couples where one has ADHD.

Plus, hear details about this year’s annual ADHD conference taking place in Philadephia, PA, November 7-9, 2019. Hint: Dr. Hallowell will be there! For more info: https://www.theadhdconference.org/

Dr. Tuckman’s website: https://tuckmanpsych.com/

Do you have a question or show idea? Write an email or record a voice memo on your phone and send it to: [email protected].

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. Please support this podcast and click on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

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Learn to Go with the Flow

Learn to Go with the Flow

Finding your “suppress my frustration” button (as Ned puts it) can be tough, especially when you have to change plans at the last minute or deal with some sort of disappointment. Listen as our host talks about his own challenges with this issue, and learn how he handles these difficult moments.

What do you think? How do you deal with a change in plans without getting angry? 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 and mixed 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 students who learn differently!

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ADHD, THC and Depression; And Other Things You Asked About

ADHD, THC and Depression; And Other Things You Asked About

Dr. Hallowell answers your ADHD questions this week because, well, it’s been a while and our mailbox is getting full! He also updates listeners on where the show is at, and shares a few details about an upcoming episode.

We want to hear from you! Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts, show ideas or questions for Dr. H to [email protected].

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. Please support this podcast and click on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

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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].

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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].

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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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