S2 Mini 38: Dealing with Disappointment

S2 Mini 38: Dealing with Disappointment

It should come as no surprise to Distraction listeners that Dr. Hallowell is pretty bummed the Patriots lost the Super Bowl on Sunday. But what can you do about those bad feelings? In this mini, Dr. Hallowell shares some of the ways he deals with disappointment, as he mulls the loss of a 6th championship for his favorite football team.

“If” by Rudyard Kipling

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

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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 Mini 37: Ned’s Super Sunday Traditions

S2 Mini 37: Ned’s Super Sunday Traditions

Whether you’re all geared up for the big football game this weekend or couldn’t care less about it, Super Bowl hype is hard to avoid! In this week’s lighthearted mini, Dr. H lets listeners in on his plans for game day (including where to get the best hot wings in the Boston area) and shares some personal stories about what the big event means to him.

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Managing Distractions with How to ADHD & Landmark College

Managing Distractions with How to ADHD & Landmark College

Whether it’s a notification on your phone, a new email, a chatty co-worker or a really good tv show, distractions are all around us. So how do you get stuff done amid a sea of interruptions? Jessica McCabe of How to ADHD joins Dr. Hallowell to offer up solutions for minimizing distractions and accomplishing whatever is on your to-do list.

This special episode is sponsored by Landmark College, with content support from Professor Rebecca Matte.

College capable students with ADHD require a different approach to learning to succeed academically. At Landmark College we help our students to explore and employ new learning strategies by teaching differently. We hold high expectations for our students, and encourage independence while also providing academic and social support. Learn more about Landmark College

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S2 Mini 36: 3 Ways To Feel Less Busy

S2 Mini 36: 3 Ways To Feel Less Busy

Is life feeling a little too hectic these days? Then it’s time to un-busy yourself. Dr. Hallowell outlines three easy ways to feel less busy and regain control of your day, in this mini that was inspired by a recent article from DailyGood.org.

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler

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S2 Mini 35: Stop Brooding & Start Doing This

S2 Mini 35: Stop Brooding & Start Doing This

We’ve all been upset, disappointed, discouraged and/or let down in life, but allowing your mind to agonize over problems or failures won’t help the situation or make you feel better. In fact, it does the opposite! In this mini, Dr. Hallowell offers advice on how to stop the cycle of negative thoughts and move forward.

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S2 Ep 32: Dr. Hallowell’s Best Advice for 2018

S2 Ep 32: Dr. Hallowell’s Best Advice for 2018

In our final episode of the year, Dr. Hallowell shares good wishes and his very best advice with listeners for the coming year and beyond.

From everyone on the Distraction team, thank you so much for listening to our podcast in 2017! We’re looking forward to bringing you more great episodes in 2018!

If you have a show idea or comment for us please email [email protected].

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S2 Mini 25: Are You Guilty of Phubbing?

S2 Mini 25: Are You Guilty of Phubbing?

If you’ve ever ignored someone in a social situation by busying yourself with a phone or other mobile device than you are guilty of phubbing. In this mini Dr. Hallowell gets fired up talking about why phubbing is bad for relationships and why this shouldn’t be news to anyone.

Please send us your questions, comments and show ideas! Email [email protected].

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S2 Ep25: One Veteran’s Multitude of Mental Health Issues

S2 Ep25: One Veteran’s Multitude of Mental Health Issues

It’s not hard to imagine someone being diagnosed with ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, PLMD, depression or bipolar disorder. But imagine being diagnosed with ALL of those conditions? That’s the reality for one U.S. veteran who recently reached out to Distraction looking for help. In this episode he opened up to Dr. Hallowell about his struggles and looks for advice on how to move forward in his life.

If you have a question or comment please email [email protected] or call 844-55-CONNECT.

Are you a veteran in crisis?  Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255.

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S2 Mini 24: Turning Off Unwanted Thoughts

S2 Mini 24: Turning Off Unwanted Thoughts

Dr. Hallowell answers two listener questions in this week’s mini Distraction. One asks about staying focused in church, and the other is looking for ideas on how to turn off unwanted thoughts. Dr. Hallowell makes suggestions to both listeners and offers a simple trick (that works really well) for turning off those unwanted thoughts.

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Send your question via an email or voice memo to [email protected].

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S2 Ep24: Unmasking ADHD: An In-Studio Diagnosis

S2 Ep24: Unmasking ADHD: An In-Studio Diagnosis

The first step on the path to an ADHD diagnosis is sitting down with a qualified professional to learn your history. In this episode a listener who suspects he has ADHD joins Dr. Hallowell in the Distraction studio with his fiancee to talk about his life’s story. It’s the first step for this listener on the journey to discovering if he has ADHD.

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