Start the New Year with a Growth Mindset

Start the New Year with a Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is one’s belief in his or her own ability to learn and develop skills. And it’s a great place to begin a new year and decade!

Dr. Hallowell considers it a happy accident that he happened to attend a lecture given by third-grade teachers Darrah Parsons and Becky Kline. The talk focused on their experiences teaching young girls about Carol Dweck’s groundbreaking findings regarding ability and achievement in life. In this episode, Darrah and Becky join Dr. Hallowell to talk about the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and why productive struggle is a really good thing. If you want to do more and be more in life, this episode is here to show you that you can! It’s never too late to change your mindset, achieve your goals and find success. 

If you’d like to reach out to Darrah, email her at [email protected], and if you’d like to reach out to Becky, email [email protected]

Click HERE to go to Carol Dweck’s website. 

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

 This episode was originally released in December 2017. 

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How ADHD Affects Emotions

How ADHD Affects Emotions

Regulating your emotions can be especially difficult when you have ADHD. Intense feelings of vulnerability and insecurity, or being sensitive to rejection can make life even more difficult for those with race car brains and bicycle brakes. This week, Dr. H answers questions from listeners about how to manage these intense emotions and reactions, and why people with ADHD are more likely to have trouble with emotional dysregulation.

Have a question or comment for Dr. Hallowell? Record it using the voice memo app, or write an email 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. Check out the beautiful campus at one of their Winter Open Houses in December and January. Click HERE to learn more!

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How to Face Your Fears

How to Face Your Fears

When Dr. H first started speaking in public he was “terrified.”

Our host describes his own fear of public speaking, how he overcame it, and offers ways you can overcome your phobia or fear as well. Because it might be fun to get scared on Halloween, but when driving over a bridge, seeing a snake, or being on the top floor of a building causes overwhelming feelings of anxiety and stress, it might be time to do something about it!

Reach out to us! Record your question or comment on your phone using the voice memo app, or write an email 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 Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

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