S2 Ep 42: Willpower Doesn’t Work

S2 Ep 42: Willpower Doesn’t Work

Benjamin Hardy believes people can change in both big and small ways, but not how they’ve traditionally been taught. He thinks that “you are who you are because of your environment.” If you want to change, Ben says, you need to change your environment. Listen as he talks about why this is true, how people always learn to adapt, even in the worst environments, and his new book that was just released today, Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success.

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S2 Mini 39: Try Something New, It’s Good For You

S2 Mini 39: Try Something New, It’s Good For You

Dr. Hallowell opens up about following his own advice and trying something new, a recommendation he regularly makes to patients. In his case, the “something new” is learning how to use Facebook live. And as Dr. Hallowell reveals in this mini episode, he’s definitely hit a few bumps along the way! Listen as he talks about why it’s important (and good for you) to try new things, even when they’re hard.

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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 Ep34: This Teen Proves the Power of Getting the Right Help

S2 Ep34: This Teen Proves the Power of Getting the Right Help

16-year old Harry Nardini has always been a bright, outgoing, fun loving person, despite the tragic circumstances of his less-than-ideal start in life. From being homeless to being the quarterback of the Illinois State High School football championship team, Harry has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Listen as he sits down with Dr. Hallowell, along with his mom, to tell his story of how his life was changed dramatically by having the right people in his life and the right treatment for his ADHD.

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S2 Ep 29: Empowering Parents with Personalized Resources for Kids

S2 Ep 29: Empowering Parents with Personalized Resources for Kids

Understood.org is a non-profit organization focused on helping parents whose children, ages 3-20, struggle with learning and attention issues. Dr. Hallowell spoke with Kevin Hager, Managing Director of Understood, and Amanda Morin, Content Development Manager for the organization about all of the resources available on their website and what kind of help they can offer parents of children who learn differently.

From ADHD to dyslexia, dyspraxia, executive function issues, nonverbal learning issues, organization struggles and much, much more Understood is an invaluable, free resource with videos, articles and research all tailored to your child’s age, gender and issues. Listen to this informative episode and then check out all of the information at your fingertips on this wonderful website.

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S2 Ep26: The Man Who Walked 4,000 Miles Just to Listen

S2 Ep26: The Man Who Walked 4,000 Miles Just to Listen

At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel headed out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. He had with him only a backpack, an audio recorder, and a sign that read “Walking to Listen.” He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn’t know how. So he decided to take a cross-country quest for guidance, one where everyone he met would be his guide.

In this episode Andrew shares with Dr. Hallowell the lessons he learned through the power of connection and what he’s up to today.

Thanks for listening to this week’s episode of Distraction featuring Andrew Forsthoefel and his remarkable book, “Walking to Listen.” Also, please do learn more about our incredible sponsor Landmark College, the school of choice for students who learn differently. Groundbreaking research has been done there for such disabilities as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism.

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