S2 Ep 55: Teaching Critical Thinking with The Cognitive Six

S2 Ep 55: Teaching Critical Thinking with The Cognitive Six

While some ordinary activities require people to engage in critical and creative thinking, advancements in technology have created a world in which many tasks no longer require this type of thinking. This absence is leaving many people ill-equipped to manage the critical and creative thinking challenges in both the workplace and life in general. Educators Louise Loomis and Tom Smith join Ned in-studio for a conversation about The Cognitive Six thinking skills and the essential role they play in meeting this challenge.

The Cognitive Six: A Guide To Teaching Thinking by Louise E. Loomis, Ed.D. and Thomas Smith, M.A.Ed.

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S2 Mini 54: Distracted By Technology? There’s An App For That

S2 Mini 54: Distracted By Technology? There’s An App For That

If switching tasks every 3 minutes is now the norm for an office worker, and it takes over 20 minutes to get back on track after a switch, it’s amazing people can get anything done!

Listen as Dr. Hallowell talks about the new technology that is now available to help you stay on task and filter out distractions.

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S2 Ep 54: Stand Up For Yourself Without Being A D*ck

S2 Ep 54: Stand Up For Yourself Without Being A D*ck

“I found my voice. Turns out it was there all along,” says author and certified coach Amy E. Smith. She joins Dr. Hallowell for a lively conversation about staying true to yourself and finding confidence, two issues that many people find challenging. In fact, Dr. H asks Amy for advice about a personal situation in his own life that he is struggling with!

To learn more from Amy, or to get a copy of her e-workbook that includes 9 proven challenges to radically increase your self confidence and self-love visit her website: TheJoyJunkie.com.

 

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S2 Ep 53: A Million Thank Yous & Listener Questions Answered

S2 Ep 53: A Million Thank Yous & Listener Questions Answered

THANK YOU! We’re so grateful and thankful for our listeners who helped us reach 1,000,000 episode downloads! Dr. Hallowell shares a personal message of thanks and reminisces about some of his favorite moments and guests over the past couple of years. To celebrate this AMAZING milestone, we’re giving away 3 copies of Ned’s new memoir, Because I Come From A Crazy Family, The Making Of A Psychiatrist, as well as one 30-minute phone call with Dr. Hallowell! Listen to the episode for details on how to enter.

Also, Dr. H answers several questions from listeners on a variety of topics including hypo/hyper-activity, ADD and OCD correlations, “Ritalin kids,” social media and screen time, social stigmas, sleep habits, managing work life, and medication.

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S2 Mini 52: 7 Ways to Beat Jet Lag

S2 Mini 52: 7 Ways to Beat Jet Lag

While you might not be able to avoid jet lag completely when you travel, it is possible to minimize the symptoms. And although he travels extensively, even Dr. Hallowell struggles with the effects of jet lag as you’ll hear him admit! Learn about a variety of ways to help you feel like yourself and get your internal clock back on track when you visit different time zones in this mini Distraction.

How do you deal with jet lag? Share your best tips with us by emailing [email protected], or leave us a voice message by calling 844-55-CONNECT!

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S2 Ep 52: Master Time Management with The Pomodoro Technique

S2 Ep 52: 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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S2 Mini 51: Life Lessons From Mom

S2 Mini 51: Life Lessons From Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day, Dr. Hallowell shares a heartwarming story from his childhood about going to a Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park with his Mother when he was 10 years old. Dr. Hallowell learned a lesson from his Mom that day that he still carries with him today.

What life lessons have you learned from your parents? We’d love to hear about them. Send us an email at [email protected]t.com, or leave us a voice message by calling 844-55-CONNECT.

The story shared in this episode is just one of the many wonderful stories included in Dr. Hallowell’s new memoir, Because I Come From A Crazy Family: The Making Of A Psychiatrist, to be released on June 12. Pre-order your copy HERE.

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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S2 Ep 51: Reinvent Yourself At Work

S2 Ep 51: 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 is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. CLICK HERE to learn more about the school of choice for students who learn differently!

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Unique Ways to Stay Engaged with How to ADHD & Landmark College

Unique Ways to Stay Engaged with How to ADHD & Landmark College

Who do you think wiggles their toes to help wake themselves up, Dr. Hallowell or Jessica McCabe? In this special episode sponsored by Landmark College, the How to ADHD creator joins Ned for a discussion about some of the unique methods she uses to motivate, encourage and help herself. Plus she and Ned share a slew of tricks other people use to jump start their own brains.

Do you have any ADHD tricks up your sleeve? How do you manage your ADHD symptoms? Let us know in an email! Send your thoughts to [email protected]. Or leave us a voice message by calling 844-55-CONNECT.

To schedule a campus visit, or simply to learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, visit http://www.lcdistraction.org.

 

 

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S2 Mini 50: Change Is The Only Constant

S2 Mini 50: Change Is The Only Constant

A few recent conversations with friends has Dr. Hallowell thinking about how the world has changed in his lifetime, and whether or not it’s for the better. He ponders questions like: Do we still have standards in society? Are millennials lazy? Is social media to blame for all of our problems? And, has the world gone to hell in a bucket?

As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus put it so many years ago, “the only thing that is constant is change.”

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S2 Ep 50: Landing A Job When You Have A Learning Difference

S2 Ep 50: Landing A Job When You Have A Learning Difference

Finding employment can be very difficult when you are someone who learns differently. Inventive Labs in Amesbury, MA is on a mission to change that! Founder Rick Fiery joins Dr. Hallowell to talk about the new intern program his organization has started that is specifically geared to those with ADHD and other learning challenges. Rick and his co-founder, Tom Bergeron (no, not the famous one!) believe that given the right supports and training, these learners can do anything and find a job that they love. Inventive Labs is currently looking for intern candidates for this program, so if you know someone who might be interested, encourage them to check out the Inventive Labs website for more information.

If you’re the owner of a business that would be interested in learning more about Inventive Lab’s intern program for your business, please check out their website as well!

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. CLICK HERE to learn more!

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