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.

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Mini 35: 10 New Tips for Setting Smartphone Boundaries

As more and more “screens” compete for our attention, Dr. Hallowell believes it’s crucial to set boundaries and limits with them. In this mini, Dr. H offers suggestions to help you control when, where and how you use your phone, computer and other electronics.

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Mini 34: 5 Tips for Clearing Out Your Mind

Our minds can easily be overrun these days with interruptions, obligations and general clutter. In this mini, Dr. Hallowell offers five quick tips for weeding out your mind and quieting all that noise. 

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Ep 31: Time to Change the Way We Teach Kids

“You can’t tell kids with learning differences to ‘try harder,’ ” says Dr. Hallowell, speaking live to educators at the New York State Association of Independent Schools’ conference as part of ADHD Awareness Month. Dr. Hallowell discusses the history of learning differences and treatments, and offers some new solutions.

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Mini 30: Tips to Avoid Feeling Fearful, Frustrated & Frenetic


Modern life is crazy busy. It’s enough to make many of us feel like we have ADHD! In this episode, Dr. Hallowell talks about how our daily distractions can leave us feeling frantic, forgetful and frustrated and suggests simple things everyone can do to get back to a cool, calm and collected self.

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Ep 30: This Special “Sleep” Yoga Helps You Find Focus

Dr. Hallowell celebrates ADHD Awareness Month with one of the best ways to quiet and relax the mind – yoga! Join the Distraction Podcast team in the yoga studio and learn about the benefits of Yoga Nidra, a guided sleep and relaxation practice that combats stress, tension, and over-stimulation. Whether you have ADD/ADHD or just want to train your mind and maintain focus, grab your yoga mat for this episode.

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Learn more about Yoga Nidra at  www.freshyoga.com

 

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Ep 27: Is Pokemon Go the Ultimate Distraction?

It’s the source of thousands of driving accidents, and has people walking down streets but not looking where they’re going. Pokemon Go is the latest technological distraction, but do players realize it or even care? Washington Post Technology Reporter Haley Tsukayama visits Dr. Hallowell to help put this augmented reality game in perspective.

Haley’s article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/07/12/what-is-really-behind-the-pokemon-go-craze/

 
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Ep 21: What We Can All Learn from Olympic Athletes

U-S-A! U-S-A! We’ve got Olympic fever this week as 3-time Olympic gymnast and gold medal winner, Muriel Grossfeld, talks about what it takes to be an elite-level athlete; and Ned speaks with the author of The ADHD Affected Athlete about how ADHD actually helps people excel in certain sports. Just look at Michael Phelps!

https://www.amazon.com/ADHD-Affected-Athlete-Michael-Stabeno/dp/1412032423

 

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