#HeartsforADHD Helps Children See Their Strengths

#HeartsforADHD Helps Children See Their Strengths

Taking place February 1-14, the Hearts for ADHD campaign encourages parents and caregivers to tell their children what they love about them through handwritten notes on paper hearts. Hearts for ADHD is the brainchild of Jennifer Kempfe, who joins Dr. H to explain where the idea came from and how you can participate.

Post your “heart pics” on social media using #HeartsforADHD!

To download the heart templates or to learn more go to HeartsforADHD.com.

Hearts for ADHD Facebook Group

To learn more about Jennifer go to FantasticallyFocused.com.

Do you have a question or comment for us? Write an email, or record a message using the voice memo app on your phone with your question and send it to [email protected]

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

Learn about our sponsor, Landmark College, HERE.

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How to Help Kids Learn to Make Friends

How to Help Kids Learn to Make Friends

Shyness, lack of confidence, anxiety, and alienating behaviors can make it difficult for some children to make friends. Coach, speaker and author, Caroline Maguire, joins Ned to share some of the practical ways parents and caregivers can help improve a child’s social skills. Caroline offers specific activities that can be done at a mall or family party that will give children of all ages the skills they need to make progress in their social life. Her new book, Why Will No One Play with Me? The Play Better Plan to Help Children of All Ages Make Friends and Thrive is highly recommended by Dr. Hallowell.

SIGN UP to receive Caroline’s checklist to determine if your child needs social skills help click HERE.

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Write an email, or record a voice memo on your phone with your question and send it to [email protected]

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

Learn about our sponsor, Landmark College, HERE.

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Send Some Snail Mail and Get a Dose of Connection

Send Some Snail Mail and Get a Dose of Connection

When was the last time you received an actual letter in the mail from someone you love? In honor of National Handwriting Day on January 23rd, Dr. Hallowell encourages listeners to hand-write a letter to someone they cherish. You’ll feel good for doing it, and the receiver will feel good getting it! It’s an easy and thoughtful way to connect with someone you care about.

Do you have a question or comment? Reach out to us with an email, or record a voice memo on your phone and send it to [email protected]

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

Do you know someone who learns differently? Our sponsor, Landmark College, might be the right place for them. Learn more HERE.

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Get a Dog, and Other Solid Life Advice

Get a Dog, and Other Solid Life Advice

Dr. Hallowell answers your questions. Topics include when to stop taking ADHD medications, what to do when meds don’t work, dealing with persistent negative thoughts, the best exercises for ADHD brains, and how to overcome chronic lateness.

Do you have a question for our host? Reach out to us with an email, or record a voice memo on your phone and send it to [email protected]

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

Do you know someone who learns differently? Our sponsor, Landmark College, might be the right place for them. Learn more HERE.

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Give Yourself Permission To Be Real

Give Yourself Permission To Be Real

If you’ve spent any time on social media in the past few years, you’ve likely seen posts tagged with #happiness and #blessed as users share their lives. But is it for real or for show? Today’s guest, Monica Sweeney, offers a refreshing look at the path to finding happiness. Her bold and irreverent guided journals allow people to work through life’s ups and downs in a way that feels authentic and genuine, with a healthy dose of curse words to help them along the way. WARNING: This episode contains strong language.

Monica Sweeney’s journals include: Zen as F*ck, Let That Sh*t Go, Find Your F*cking Happy, and her latest work, Zen As F*ck at Work.

Reach out to us at [email protected].

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

Do you know someone who learns differently? Our sponsor, Landmark College, might be the right place for them. Learn more HERE.

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Holidays Give Us a Chance to Feel All the Feels

Holidays Give Us a Chance to Feel All the Feels

As Hanukkah and Christmas quickly approach, Ned reminds himself (and all of us) to focus on the love and joy that holidays bring, and to look for those moments of connection that show us how fortunate we are to be alive. Listen as our host shares some much needed perspective on the craziest, busiest time of the year!

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas! Record a voice memo or write an email and send it to [email protected]. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE. See their beautiful campus in Putney, Vermont at their next Open House on Friday, January 10, 2020.

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Special Resources for Lawyers with ADHD

Special Resources for Lawyers with ADHD

If over 10% of lawyers have ADHD there should be more resources available to them. That’s why attorney and fellow ADHDer Marshall Lichty created TheJDHD.com, a podcast, website and community for lawyers with ADHD.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Marshall’s FREE 10-day course, “Introduction to ADHD for Lawyers.”

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas! Record a voice memo or write an email and send it to [email protected]. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE. See their beautiful campus in Putney, Vermont at their next Open House on Friday, January 10, 2020.

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Explore ADHD Family Camp this Summer

Explore ADHD Family Camp this Summer

As one of Dr. Hallowell’s sayings goes, “Never worry alone!” That’s the idea behind the family camp he hosts every summer on the shores of Lake Michigan. In this mini, camp alumnus and mom, Julie Christin, talks about her family’s experience, including the comfort of meeting other families who can relate, and how much she learned about raising a child with ADHD.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the 2020 ADHD Family Summer Camp taking place July 19-24, 2020.

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas! Record a voice memo or write an email and send it to [email protected]. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE. See their beautiful campus in Putney, Vermont at their next Open House on Friday, January 10, 2020.

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Passion and Purpose Are a Powerful Force for Good

Passion and Purpose Are a Powerful Force for Good

“Be the change you want to see in the world,” could have been said about today’s guest, Mark Brand. The social entrepreneur is an expert at creating businesses that make a difference, and a profit. He joins Ned from Save On Meats in Vancouver, the classic diner known for its cutting-edge employment models and focus on local food security. Mark shares his passion and insights on how to enact change in your own world.

To learn more about Mark visit MarkBrandInc.com.

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas! Record a voice memo or write an email and send it to [email protected]. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE. See their beautiful campus in Putney, Vermont at an Open House on Friday, January 10, 2020.

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Surprising Impact of Family Relationships on Your Health

Surprising Impact of Family Relationships on Your Health

You might not expect that your family has a greater impact on your health than your spouse does. The results of a study that tested the extent to which the emotional climate in family relationships and intimate partnerships are linked to long term health were even surprising to our host! Ned breaks down what it all means in this week’s mini Distraction.

Link to Journal of Family Psychology study: Family versus intimate partners: Estimating who matters more for health in  a 20-year longitudinal study

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas! Record a voice memo or write an email and send it to [email protected]. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE. See their beautiful campus in Putney, Vermont at an Open House on Friday, December 6th and Friday, January 10th.

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Normal Sucks — How to Live, Learn and Thrive Outside the Lines

Normal Sucks — How to Live, Learn and Thrive Outside the Lines

Jonathan Mooney has never considered himself “normal,” and why would he want to anyway? Diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD as a child, the gifted author is on a mission to spread the word that different is not “deficient,” by sharing the story of his own life through his newest book, Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive, Outside the Lines. And as you’ll hear, Jonathan is every bit as funny and inspiring as his book!

Check out Jonathan’s other books:

Learning Outside the Lines

The Short Bus

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas! Record a voice memo or write an email and send it to [email protected]. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE.

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Special-ize Your World

Special-ize Your World

Ned shares his thoughts on being grateful not just for the good parts of life, but the bittersweet ones too, and why he thinks “special-izing” your world is super important!

Thank you so much to our Distraction community. We are grateful for you and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Please reach out to us with your questions and show ideas: [email protected]. Our producer is Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and our editor/recording engineer is Pat Keogh.

To learn more about how our sponsor, Landmark College, helps students with ADHD succeed click HERE.

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