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 Ep 41: Brad Meltzer Thinks Ordinary People Change the World

S2 Ep 41: Brad Meltzer Thinks Ordinary People Change the World

Master storyteller Brad Meltzer has been a published writer for 20 years. In that time he’s come to realize that, “Every life makes history. Every life is a story.” In this very special episode the bestselling thriller and mystery writer talks about how he persisted even after receiving 24 rejection letters for his first book, and why he believes that ordinary people can change the world.

Brad’s latest thriller, The Escape Artist, comes out March 6th.

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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 Ep 36: Sleep, Stress, Stimulants & More: Dr. H Answers Your Questions

S2 Ep 36: Sleep, Stress, Stimulants & More: Dr. H Answers Your Questions

Dr. Hallowell opens up the Distraction inbox to answer listener questions this week. Topics addressed include stimulants and hypertension, sleep and stress, depression and anxiety, and the effectiveness of low energy neuro-feedback system therapy for treating ADHD.

Do you have a question that you’d like Dr. Hallowell to address in a future episode? Write it down, or record your question as a voice memo on your phone and email it to [email protected].

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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 Ep27: Peter Shankman is Faster Than Normal

S2 Ep27: Peter Shankman is Faster Than Normal

Peter Shankman is a well known entrepreneur, author and host of the highly popular podcast, Faster than Normal. As you’ll hear in this episode, Peter truly is faster than normal, as he talks faster than anyone we’ve had on the show thus far! But for good reason– he’s got a ton to say about the positive side of ADHD!

He recently called in to Distraction to share a few stories with Dr. Hallowell, including the unbelievable tale of how he wrote his bestselling book Zombie Loyalists. It’s a highly unusual story that underscores the belief that people with ADHD can and should develop their own way of doing things. If you’d like to contact Peter, send an email to [email protected]

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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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Mini 37: Not Feeling Holly or Jolly? You’re Not Alone!

The holiday season is a time of year that’s supposed to make you feel happy. But that’s not the case for many of us. In this episode, Dr. Hallowell talks about his own struggles with the holidays and offers some thoughtful and practical ways to make yourself feel better.

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