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Distraction Podcast

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Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned expert Dr. Ned Hallowell guides us through stories, guests, tips, calls, and lots of surprises too. If you’re pulled and prodded all day from many directions or tied to your smartphone and apps, this insightful and entertaining journey will help you regain control of your life in a fun and novel way. Give it a listen and … wait, did you see that bird?


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Throwback Thursday: How to Deal with Difficult People


Thu, Apr 27, 2017


Abraham Lincoln once asked, "Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?" In this "Throwback Thursday" mini Distraction from Season 1, Ned gives practical tips for handling the challenging people in your life, whether it’s your boss, teacher or relative. (Come on, we all have at least one!) Ned also shares a story from his own past about a difficult person he dealt with in medical school.

We love hearing from our listeners! Got a show idea or a question for Dr. Hallowell? Email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com



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Take Another Listen to Dr. Hallowell's Best Advice


Tue, Apr 25, 2017


Ned's advice never gets old! Listen to this re-release featuring a compilation of some of Dr. Hallowell's most popular advice from Season 1. Learn how to get the most out of your day, control worry, deal with difficult people and more-- in about 20 minutes!

Reach out to us! If you have a question or show idea send an email or voice memo to connect@distractionpodcast.com!

 



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S2 Mini 7: Top 5 Focus Factors


Thu, Apr 20, 2017


Ned outlines key elements for training your attention and becoming more focused every day. Learn about the healthy habits that can help you consistently find focus and achieve your goals. 

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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S2 Ep 7: How Advertisers Target Kids


Tue, Apr 18, 2017


In our world of ever-evolving technology, advertisers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to capture kids' attention. The most recent craze has parents buying boatloads of Elmer's Glue to help their children make homemade slime. Dr. Hallowell talks with advertising execs (including his own daughter!) about how companies are targeting kids and talks with a media expert about how parents should educate their children to be smarter consumers.

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

 



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S2 Mini 6: Bad Design Can Drive You Crazy


Thu, Apr 13, 2017


Ever try to open a package and get so frustrated that you want to throw it out the window? You're not alone! Ned talks with Professor Karen Anthony about bad design and its effects on our everyday lives. You might be surprised to learn what Oprah said to Ned about bathrooms! Professor Anthony's latest book, Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places, shows how design shapes our lives in ways most of us never think about-- affecting our comfort, self-image, and even our health. 

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

 

 



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S2 Ep6: Super Connected, Yet Utterly Disconnected: The Modern Paradox


Tue, Apr 11, 2017


Dr. Hallowell recently spoke to a live audience in Manhasset, NY about the crazy-busy, 24/7 technology-driven world we live in and how to take back control of your life. Ned likens people to lab rats participating in a massive behavioral conditioning experiment and explains the scientific importance of making time to connect with the people and things you love. 

Check out Season 1, Episode 37 Seeking Out Smiles in New York City where Dr. Hallowell practices the art of connection as he spends an afternoon meeting strangers all over the big apple!

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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S2 Mini 5: Listeners Ask About Ethics, Anger & Deep Conversations


Thu, Apr 06, 2017


Dr. Hallowell gets all fired up as he answers your questions this week! One listener reached out for help with an ethical question regarding a career choice and ADHD, another looks for help with an angry spouse, and another struggles to make meaningful connections. 

Thank you so much to all of our listeners that have been sending in questions and show ideas! If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or an idea for an episode reach out to us at connect@distractionpodcast.com. Or leave us a voicemail at 844-55-CONNECT. 

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

 



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S2 Ep5: Bernie Siegel On Love, Animals & Miracles


Tue, Apr 04, 2017


The legendary doctor brings his message of hope and love to the Distraction studios for a heartwarming conversation about life, medicine and his latest book, Love, Animals and Miracles: Inspiring True Stories Celebrating the Healing Bond. Bernie talks about the healthy and unhealthy reasons for people's behavior and says, "What I tell people is, if you don't know how to behave ask yourself WWLD-- What Would Lassie Do? And then go do that."

Learn more about animal communicator Amelia Kinkade here.

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

 



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S2 Mini 4: Alternative Facts & Marketing the Truth


Thu, Mar 30, 2017


How we can decipher fact from fiction when it comes to climate change, vaccines, cancer treatments and other science news? Listen in and learn the best strategies for determining fact from fiction in a world filled with bad reporting and fake news. As Ned says in this episode, "So we no longer need to think about telling the truth, we have to think about marketing the truth."

Professor Elliott refers to the book Merchants of Doubt in this episode. 

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

 



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S2 Ep4: Stop Chewing Like That! When Noises Trigger Rage


Tue, Mar 28, 2017


Most of us have been annoyed at one time by the sound of another chewing or breathing, but for some it goes way beyond annoyance. For those who suffer from misophonia, everyday sounds like gum chewing, lip smacking, or clicking a pen can induce feelings of outrage. Dr. Hallowell talks to Josh Furnas, a man who has suffered from misophonia since he was a young child, and Dr. Phillip Gander, an assistant research scientist at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa about this unusual condition. 

Links:

www.misophonia.org

www.misophonia-association.org 

Dr. Phillip Gander

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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S2 Mini 3: The Incredible Benefits of Daily Meditation


Thu, Mar 23, 2017


A recent study found that meditating for just 30 minutes a day can have amazing health benefits. In this mini episode, Dr. Sara Lazar of Harvard University tells Ned about her research that showed regular meditation can improve a person's focus and increase overall feelings of well-being. 

Go back and listen to Season 1 Episode 4: 25 Minutes to a Calmer Approach to Life to hear John Kabat-Zinn talk about the mindfulness-based stress reduction meditation program he created that Dr. Lazar references in this episode!

Dr. Lazar's website: http://scholar.harvard.edu/sara_lazar/home

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

And by Talkspace, the online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient.

For a special offer visit www.talkspace.com.  

 



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S2 Ep3: Being Transgender, Bathrooms & Balancing Rights


Tue, Mar 21, 2017


Mitzie, mother of a 4-year old transgender boy talks to Dr. Hallowell about her son's story and the journey they've taken so far. He also speaks with Grayson, a 20-year old college student who opens up about his own experience in becoming his true self. Dr. Hallowell also takes a look a the bathroom debate currently being played out in the courts as he gets opinions from both sides of the issue.

Read Mitzie's blog at: www.mytransgenderkid.blog

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

And by Talkspace, the online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient.

For a special offer visit www.talkspace.com.  



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S2 Mini 2: Home Alone


Thu, Mar 16, 2017


If you could spend the evening at home by yourself, doing absolutely anything you wanted, what would you do?  In this episode of Distraction, Dr. Hallowell takes listeners on his personal journey through one rare evening at home alone…. Complete with burgers, a Jack Russell and a whole lot of quiet time.  

Be sure to like us on Facebook and join our mailing list to hear more news about the “Distraction” podcast.

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

And by Talkspace, the online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient.

For a special offer visit www.Talkspace.com/Distraction



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S2 Ep2: Solving Your Kid's Behavior Problems


Tue, Mar 14, 2017


Dr. Ross Greene believes that whether you're a parent or teacher with a behaviorally challenging child or not, collaboration is the key to solving problems, improving relationships and better communication. Dr. Greene spoke with Ned about the unique model he's developed for finding proactive solutions to behavior problems and ensuring that kids everywhere are treated in ways that are compassionate, informed, and effective.  

Dr. Greene's books: The Explosive Child and Raising Human Beings

Dr. Greene's website: www.LivesintheBalance.org

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

And by Talkspace, the online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient.

For a special offer visit www.Talkspace.com/Distraction

 



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S2 Mini 1: Breaking Through Creative Roadblocks


Thu, Mar 09, 2017


Sure, he’s written 19 books and counting, hundreds of essays, delivered many speeches, yet even Dr. Hallowell experiences self-doubt - especially when it comes to the creative process. In this mini edition of Distraction, Ned talks about slogging through the "valley of despair” and offers sound advice on how to break through to the other side.

Be sure to like us on Facebook and join our mailing list to hear more news about the “Distraction” podcast.

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

And by Talkspace, the online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient.

For a special offer visit www.Talkspace.com/Distraction



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S2 Ep1: This YouTube Superstar Struggles with ADHD


Tue, Mar 07, 2017


We're starting off the second season with a fascinating conversation between Dr. Hallowell and YouTube superstar, Chris Oflyng. Chris earned his ranking as one of YouTube's top vloggers by recording himself performing wacky stunts and emotional appeals on camera. But despite his 1 million subscribers, Chris reached out to the show for help because he still struggles with his ADHD.

Check out Chris Oflyng's YouTube page: www.youtube.com/user/Christopheroflyng

This episode is sponsored by OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

And by Talkspace, the online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient.

For a special offer visit www.Talkspace.com/Distraction



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Special Re-Release: Why Dads Matter


Tue, Feb 28, 2017


Our Father's Day episode was one of our most popular episodes in 2016. Take a listen and hear why!

In honor of Father’s Day, Ned explores fatherhood in the age of distraction. We hear from Kyle Pruett, an internationally known child psychiatrist, who shares what dads bring to the table that moms don’t, and Ned has a conversation with writer, Mark Greene, of The Good Men Project about how and why dads can develop deep emotional connections with their kids. Grab your dad and give this show a listen!

Learn more about Kyle Pruett: http://kylepruettmd.com/

Mark Greene’s project, Remaking Manhood: www.remakingmanhood.com

The Good Men Project:  http://goodmenproject.com/

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Special Re-Release: Live From Boston: How to Handle Your Fast-Paced Life


Tue, Feb 21, 2017


As the one year anniversary of the Distraction podcast approaches, we're revisiting some of our most popular episodes from our first season. In this episode Dr. Hallowell speaks to parents and educators at the Newman Elementary School in Needham, Massachusetts about surviving in an ultra-competitive, ultra-fast society. Listen in as Ned explains how to prioritize, combine work and play, and reconnect with those you truly care about in order to live a happier, healthier and longer life!

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Mini 48: A Personal Story About Bullying & Racism


Thu, Feb 16, 2017


This week, Distraction's producer Sarah Guertin sits down with Dr. Hallowell to share her family's recent experience with bullying and racism. And as Ned tells her, we all share in social cruelty and we all share the responsibility of finding creative solutions to these not-so-new problems.  

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Ep 48: Breakthrough in Treating PTSD


Tue, Feb 14, 2017


MDMA (the main component of the party drug ecstasy) is now being used in clinical trials for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In this episode, Dr. Hallowell has an in-depth conversation with CJ Hardin, a veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, about how MDMA-assisted psychotherapy helped his PTSD.  Rick Doblin, the founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), also joins Dr. Hallowell to talk about the history of MDMA, the clinical trials and the newest research that is being funded by his organization. 

http://www.maps.org/

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Mini 47: We Are Enriched By Diversity


Thu, Feb 09, 2017


In honor of Black History Month, Dr. Hallowell shares some of his personal connections to black history and the cause of equal rights for all people, including abolitionist and women's rights activist, Lucretia Mott.

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Ep 47: Learning From The Wisdom Of Others


Tue, Feb 07, 2017


Most of us have been in a situation where we didn't have all of the answers-- when we didn't know what to do next or where to turn for help. In this episode, Ned talks with the team at Wisdo.com, a new online community that connects users looking for guidance with people who've gone through something similar. Wisdo is described as a search engine for life experiences, powered by those who've been there. In fact, keep an eye out for Dr. Hallowell's ADHD video on Wisdo's website soon!

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Mini 46: We Can Agree on Football


Thu, Feb 02, 2017


If there's one thing that brings Americans together, it's football! In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, Dr. Hallowell shares his passion for the sport with listeners. And sorry Falcons fans but we have to warn you-- Ned is a diehard New England Patriots fan!

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Ep 46: Karina Smirnoff, DWTS & ADHD


Tue, Jan 31, 2017


Karina Smirnoff is best known as a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, taking home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy in Season 13 with army veteran and actor, J.R. Martinez. Karina also has ADHD. She spoke to Dr. Hallowell recently about her diagnosis and how she considers her ADHD to be an asset.

www.KarinaSmirnoff.com

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Special: Contest Winner Announced!


Fri, Jan 27, 2017


Thank you so much to our listeners who participated in our December contest and left us a review on Itunes! In this special episode, Dr. Hallowell announces the winner of the 30-minute phone call. 

If you haven't written a review of Distraction on Itunes please consider taking a moment to write a few words. It really helps the show and we truly appreciate it!

Do you have a question or comment for the show? Email us directly at connect@distractionpodcast.com or leave a voicemail by calling 844-55-CONNECT. Or, you can visit our website at www.distractionpodcast.com



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Mini 45: Is France's Disconnect Law A Sign Of Things To Come?


Thu, Jan 26, 2017


French workers now have "the right to disconnect" outside of work hours, thanks to a new law that took effect Jan. 1.  As work-related stresses continue to grow for many, Dr. Hallowell wonders if this new law will catch on in other parts of the world. He reinforces the importance of screen-free time and encourages all of us to recreate the boundaries that we've torn down. 

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Ep 45: Distraction Pays It Forward


Tue, Jan 24, 2017


Ned and the Distraction team head to East Rock Coffee in New Haven, CT to practice the art of paying it forward. Plus Pay It Forward author, Catherine Ryan Hyde, shares her thoughts on why the do-good movement is still going strong nearly 20 years after the book's release. 

www.CatherineRyanHyde.com

https://www.facebook.com/eastrockcoffee

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Special: Dr. Hallowell Addresses Inauguration Anxiety


Thu, Jan 19, 2017


Ned offers some words of wisdom and practical advice for dealing with stress and worry. He encourages listeners to find the good in one another and realize that we all need each other.

 

 



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Mini 44: Go Do Something Nice For Someone Today


Thu, Jan 19, 2017


Research shows that if you do something nice for someone else it can have a major impact on your own happiness. In this mini Dr. Hallowell issues a challenge to listeners to go and do something good, and report back to Distraction with the results! 

So please, tell us how it went! Send an email or a voice memo describing your experience to connect@distractionpodcast.com or leave a voicemail at 1-844-55-CONNECT.

Link mentioned in episode: KindSpring Small Acts That Change The World

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Ep 44: Cyberbullied to Death


Tue, Jan 17, 2017


Nearly 1 in 3 students from middle and high school has experienced cyberbullying at some point, according to the Cyberbullying Research Center. Dr. Hallowell speaks with Dr. Lisa Strohman, founder of the Technology Wellness Center, about this serious issue and specifically about the recent case of Brandy Vela, a Texas teen who was pushed over the edge by cyberbulling. Dr. Strohman also expounds on the dark side of the internet and how kids are getting themselves into serious trouble. 

Click here to learn more about Dr. Strohman's Technology Wellness Center

Click here to learn about the Digital Citizen Academy

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

 

 



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Mini 43: Ft. Lauderdale Shooting Is An Alarm Call


Thu, Jan 12, 2017


Dr. Hallowell reacts to the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale, FL airport on January 9, 2017. He shares his thoughts on how "the system" failed the shooter and questions how we can get mental health help to the people who really need it.

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

 



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Ep 43: You've Got Questions. Dr. H Has Answers!


Tue, Jan 10, 2017


This week Dr. Hallowell talks to several listeners who have reached out to Distraction with questions. Liz from Seattle has concerns about self-doubt, Sammy talks to Ned about her young daughter's ADHD diagnosis, Nikki seeks advice on dealing with her partner's angry outbursts, and Ellen from New York looks for guidance regarding her daily struggles around transitioning from one task to the next. 

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Send it in an email to connect@distractionpodcast.com or leave a voice message by calling 1-844-55-CONNECT. 

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

 

 



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Ep 42: Make 2017 The Year You Think You Can


Tue, Jan 03, 2017


Happy New Year to all of our listeners! In this short episode, Dr. Hallowell shares his hopes for the new year, and asks you to think about what you want to accomplish in 2017. As Henry Ford famously said, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right!"  

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Ep 41: Ned Reflects on 2016


Tue, Dec 27, 2016


Dr. Hallowell looks back at this past year and encourages listeners to do the same. This will be our only episode this week as the Distraction team takes time to be with our families. Happy Holidays! We'll see you in 2017!

Remember to write a review of Distraction on Itunes by December 31st for your chance to win a 30-minute phone call with Ned.

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Special: Rate & Review Contest Going On Now!


Fri, Dec 23, 2016


Leave a written review about Distraction on Itunes for your chance to win a 30-minute phone call with Dr. Hallowell! But hurry, the contest ends December 31st! 



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Mini 40: Marie Forleo is Helping Aleppo & You Can Too


Thu, Dec 22, 2016


Entrepreneur, writer and serial do-gooder Marie Forleo returns to the show to talk about how we can be a force for good in the world, and specifically how we can all help the people of Aleppo right now.

To help the people of Aleppo by donating to The Compassion Collective click here:  https://app.mobilecause.com/form/gux8IQ

To find out more about The Compassion Collective click here: www.thecompassioncollective.org

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com

Write a review for Distraction on Itunes by December 31 for your chance to win a 30-minute phone call with Dr. Hallowell. The winner will be announced in January.

 



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Ep 40: Helping Your Kids Get Through Holiday Events


Tue, Dec 20, 2016


Ned talks to education consultant Mark Griffin about strategies for making sure everyone in your family enjoys the holiday gatherings, even when the kids start to "act up." 

For more tools and resources visit: www.understood.org 

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Mini 39: Media Mogul Alan Meckler Didn't Even Know He Had Dyslexia


Thu, Dec 15, 2016


Alan Meckler is an internet pioneer and former CEO of Mediabistro who has found incredible success in life despite having dyslexia. In fact, he didn't even realize he had the condition until somewhat recently. Ned and he chat about the unusual way Meckler was diagnosed and how dyslexia has actually helped him prosper. 

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Ep 39: Try This Breathing Exercise When You're Stressed


Tue, Dec 13, 2016


Sometimes the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season can leave you feeling stressed to the max. This week's episode can help! Join Ned as he's led through a simple breathing exercise designed to put you at ease and make you feel more in the moment. You can re-listen to this episode and repeat the exercise as often as you like!

Certified Breathwork Facilitator, Margaret Townsend's website: http://www.thelivingbreath.com/index.html

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com



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Mini 38: Forget Politics & Find Common Ground


Thu, Dec 08, 2016


In the wake of one of the most contentious presidential elections in history, Dr. Hallowell urges all of us to reconnect with those around us, especially those who hold different beliefs. He challenges listeners to set their political views aside and find the commonality that still exists.

Here's a link to the Pedigree commercial that Ned references:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQk3lF2ljxc

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Ep 38: Holiday Help For Us All


Tue, Dec 06, 2016


Here's a novel idea-- let's actually ENJOY the holidays this year! For this week's episode we gathered together a group from CRN headquarters (where Collisions is produced) to put into practice Dr. Hallowell's mantra of "never worry alone." The lively gang shares laughs, stories, stressors, and tips for getting it all done while still having some fun. And there is no shortage of fun in this conversation! 

Jennifer's gift-buying spreadsheet: http://www.distractionpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/HolidayList-2016-Sample.xlsx

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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


Thu, Dec 01, 2016


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. 

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Ep 37: Seeking Out Smiles in New York City


Tue, Nov 29, 2016


Dr. Hallowell believes in the power of connection as a means to living a happier and healthier life. In this episode he puts his belief into practice by hitting the streets of New York in search of smiles and real moments. As you'll hear it's not always well-received, but that doesn't stop Ned from trying! He meets some interesting and fun people along the way as he shows all of us that it is possible to make connections wherever you go. 

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Mini 36: In Their Own Words: Kids on Being Thankful


Wed, Nov 23, 2016


Happy Thanksgiving! In this special mini episode, Dr. Hallowell shares a message of love, connection and gratitude. We've included a montage of kids sharing their thoughts on what they're thankful for that you won't want to miss! And a big thank you to all of our listeners in the Distraction community. We are so very thankful for you!

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Ep 36: We've Got Mail! Dr. H Tackles Your Questions


Tue, Nov 22, 2016


So many listeners have reached out with questions that we're dedicating an entire episode to answering them! This week, Dr. Hallowell addresses your concerns about ADHD medications and diagnoses, focus problems, dealing with insecurities, organizational issues and more. If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell, record it on your smartphone with the voice memo app and email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com and we might include it in a future episode!

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Mini 35: 10 New Tips for Setting Smartphone Boundaries


Thu, Nov 17, 2016


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. 

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Ep 35: Dr. Oz Talks Holiday Distractions with Ned


Tue, Nov 15, 2016


It's ironic, but the holidays can easily distract us from what's most important. This week Dr. Mehmet Oz shares with Dr. Hallowell his best tips and tricks for staying at your best during the holiday season. From what to eat and when to eat, to the best kinds of presents and avoiding the holiday blues, Dr. Oz and Ned have you covered! 

Dr. Oz's Best Holiday Advice: 

http://www.doctoroz.com/gallery/dr-ozs-holiday-eating-plan

http://blog.doctoroz.com/dr-oz-blog/make-your-holiday-healthy-by-managing-holiday-stress

http://blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/12-strategies-for-healthy-holiday-eating

http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/mehmet-oz-md/prescription-holiday-blues

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Mini 34: 5 Tips for Clearing Out Your Mind


Thu, Nov 10, 2016


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 34: Curing Your Election Hangover


Tue, Nov 08, 2016


What happens after November 8th? How do we shed the negativity of this epic political season and move forward as a nation? Senior Polling Editor at Huffington Post, Natalie Jackson, weighs in along with media mogul Alan Meckler to give their thoughts on what's happened and what the future looks like. 

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Mini 33: Some Students Need Specialized Schools


Thu, Nov 03, 2016


A traditional classroom isn't always the best place for a child with learning differences. That's why schools like Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, CT are so important. In this mini, Ned explores how specialized schools work to address each child's specific educational needs and help them become successful learners.

www.eaglehillschool.org

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Ep 33: Marijuana: Legalize It?


Tue, Nov 01, 2016


With the election just days away, Dr. Hallowell spoke to leaders on both sides of the marijuana debate to get a clearer picture of what's at stake. Keith Stroup, the founder of NORML, and Jennifer Tejada, the Chief of Police for Emeryville, California, weigh-in with their thoughts on the legalization of marijuana. 

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Bonus Mini: FAQs About ADHD


Fri, Oct 28, 2016


ADHD Awareness Month is almost over but we had to share one more mini episode! In this bonus show, Dr. Hallowell answers some of the most frequently asked questions he gets about ADHD. From treatment options to medications and more, you'll gain a clearer understanding of the condition after listening to this episode. 

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Mini 32: Dr. H on His ADHD & Shocking Med School Moment!


Thu, Oct 27, 2016


For Dr. Hallowell, having ADHD means anything "boring" can feel like a medical emergency. In fact, you'll never believe what he did back in medical school to escape one "boring dinner" with classmates and professors.

It's a mini Distraction, but it's extra special so it's a little longer than usual!

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Email it or record a voice memo on your smartphone and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Or leave us a voicemail at 844-55-CONNECT.

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Ep 32: Listener Q&A: Dealing with Rejection & Searching for Peace


Tue, Oct 25, 2016


We've all been rejected at one time or another, but what do you do if you have a condition that turns those feelings of rejection into an intense and overwhelming pain? Worse yet, what if it's your child that has this condition? Dr. Hallowell offers advice to one Dad whose son is struggling with Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, and his advice is applicable to all of us. Ned also speaks to a listener with ADHD who has struggled for years to find a sense of inner peace and satisfaction.

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Email it or record a voice memo on your smartphone and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Or leave us a voicemail at 844-55-CONNECT.

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Mini 31: 4 Daily Habits to Stay On Task


Thu, Oct 20, 2016


Some days can be harder than others to cross things off your to-do list. That's why you need a plan! Learn how to stay on track with Dr. Hallowell's simple model for self-coaching. Regardless of whether you have ADHD or not, this easy-to-follow guide will keep you on task and moving forward toward your goals. 

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Ep 31: Time to Change the Way We Teach Kids


Tue, Oct 18, 2016


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. 

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite, the premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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


Thu, Oct 13, 2016


The hustle and bustle of modern life conspires to make many of us feel like we have ADHD, even when we don't. Dr. Hallowell talks about ways to deal with the daily distractions that leave us feeling frantic, forgetful and frustrated, and how to get back to your cool, calm and collected self!

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite. The premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

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Ep 30: This Special "Sleep" Yoga Helps You Find Focus


Tue, Oct 11, 2016


What can we do to combat chronic stress and over-stimulation we face every day? Ned explores – and gives listeners a chance to participate in -- a meditative form of Yoga called Yoga Nidra that carries great health benefits and helps anyone who has challenges staying focused, such as people with ADHD.

http://www.freshyoga.com/

This episode's sponsor is OmegaBrite. The premier natural advanced omega-3 formula for mind, heart, and joint health.

Explore OmegaBrite products and benefits at www.omegabrite.com.

 

 



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Mini 29: 7 Ways to Manage Adult ADHD


Thu, Oct 06, 2016


Being successful in life takes hard work, especially when you have ADHD! Dr. Hallowell offers several tips for adults with ADHD to get the most out their "ferrari-engine brains" and thrive in life.

Please share this episode with someone you know who has ADHD. Let's all help each other and continue to build our ADHD community!

 



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Ep 29: Ned's Wife Gets Real About His ADHD


Tue, Oct 04, 2016


On a recent afternoon at The Hallowell Center in NYC, Dr. Hallowell sat down with his wife Sue for a heartwarming conversation about his own ADHD and their marriage. Sue doesn't hold back and gives listeners a clear picture of what it's like to be the only one in their house without ADHD. (Their 3 kids also have ADHD!) She shares her insights and tips for living with and loving someone who has ADHD. 

Ned and Sue's Book, Married to Distractionhttp://www.drhallowell.com/books/married_to_distraction/

https://www.adhdmarriage.com/

 

 



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A Special Announcement About ADHD Awareness Month


Fri, Sep 30, 2016


October is gearing up to be a busy month for Distraction! Dr. Hallowell lets listeners in on what we have planned for ADHD Awareness Month. 



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Mini 28: How to Find Mental Health Help


Thu, Sep 29, 2016


Dr. Hallowell offers suggestions for finding the right mental health professional. His recommendations include in-person, online and over-the-phone resources you might not have thought about!

Links mentioned in this episode:

www.therapists.psychologytoday.com

www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

www.openpathcollective.org

www.prestoexperts.com

www.talkspace.com

www.breakthrough.com

If your situation is an emergency call 911 or a crisis hotline. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-TALK.

 

 



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Ep 28: Meet the Girls Behind the Guys We F****d Podcast


Tue, Sep 27, 2016


Corinne Fisher & Krystyna Hutchinson are on a mission to spread the word that women should be able to have sex with whoever they want and not be ashamed or called names. The ladies join Dr. Hallowell in the studio for a frank and entertaining discussion about sex, relationships and their groundbreaking podcast, Guys We F****d: The Anti-Slut Shaming Podcast. 

Warning: This episode includes graphic language/material.

Corinne & Krystyna's website: http://www.sorryaboutlastnightcomedy.com/

 



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Mini 27: 10 Tips on Connection


Thu, Sep 22, 2016


When you feel engaged and connected to the world you become less distracted. In this week's mini episode Dr. Hallowell talks about ten key connections you should foster in order to live a happier and more focused life. 



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Ep 27: Is Pokemon Go the Ultimate Distraction?


Tue, Sep 20, 2016


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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Mini #26: 5 Pillars of Brain Health


Thu, Sep 15, 2016


Age doesn't really matter! World-renowned leader in brain health, Dr. Paul Nussbaum shares his prescription for longevity and quality of life with Dr. Hallowell. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with how old you are! 

Dr. Nussbaum's book: What is the Purpose of My Brain?https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-68319-704-1 



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Ep 26: Emily Morse & Sex in the Age of Distraction


Tue, Sep 13, 2016


Dr. Emily Morse, host of the top-rated podcast Sex with Emily, talks with Ned about why couples aren't having as much sex as they used to, what the obstacles are and how to overcome them. As Emily says, men are like frying pans and women are like slow cookers! Ideas and suggestions offered up in this show will help you keep the fire burning in your bedroom. 

Emily's website and book:

http://www.sexwithemily.com

https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Sex-Over-Things-Tonight/dp/1616280735

 



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Mini #25: Robert Putnam on Why You Should Care About Other People's Kids


Thu, Sep 08, 2016


Best-selling author and Harvard professor Robert Putnam speaks with Ned about the growing opportunity gap between the rich and poor and the effects it has on all of us.

Links mentioned in this episode:

http://robertdputnam.com/about-our-kids/

https://www.theopportunitygap.com/

Jacob Riis, How The Other Half Lives: http://www.authentichistory.com/1898-1913/2-progressivism/2-riis/index.html

 

 



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Ep 25: Dr. Hallowell's Best Advice


Tue, Sep 06, 2016


This week we compiled some of Dr. Hallowell's most popular advice and put it into one episode. Learn how to get the most out of your day, how to control worry, deal with difficult people and more, in about 20 minutes!

If you have a show idea or question send it to us at connect@distractionpodcast.com.

 



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Mini #24: Ned's Favorite Headband


Thu, Sep 01, 2016


Meditation has numerous health benefits yet many of us don't do it. In this mini, Dr. Hallowell talks about the simple headband he uses to help meditate that connects wirelessly to your smartphone and tracks your brain activity in real time. Ariel Garten, co-founder and CEO of the Muse headband chats with Ned about the new technology that helps you decrease stress and anxiety, and find your Zen in as little as 3 minutes a day. 

www.choosemuse.com

Have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Write it down or record it on a smartphone and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

 



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Ep 24: Listeners Want to Know...


Tue, Aug 30, 2016


Dr. Hallowell gives a big shout-out of thanks to the devoted Distraction podcast community, yes he's thanking you!  Plus, he is taking time to respond to some of your emails, voicemails and comments.

Please continue to connect with us! Email your questions and comments to connect@distractionpodcast.com or call 844-55-CONNECT. 



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Mini #23: 5 Simple Tips to Prepare for Back to School


Thu, Aug 25, 2016


Save yourself some stress and do a little homework before the new year starts. Dr. Hallowell offers up ideas you can implement now to help make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your kids! And if the new school year is already underway where you live, these tips can still help you establish routines and get organized.

Have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Write it down or record it on a smartphone and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com



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Ep 23: 3 Stories You'll Want to Hear


Tue, Aug 23, 2016


Thrown down a flight of stairs at 2 years old; moved to America for love then got divorced; homeless at 16... Dr. Hallowell hears three fascinating life stories when he goes back to Distraction's favorite electronics-free coffee shop to connect with other customers. Conversations about PTSD, mental illness, and starting your own business are highlighted in these three exchanges with patrons of East Rock Coffee in New Haven, Connecticut. 

www.eastrockcoffee.com

If you have a question or comment for Dr. Hallowell record it on your smartphone and email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

 

 



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Special: Ned Reflects on the Lessons of Summer


Fri, Aug 19, 2016


As summer winds down Ned shares his thoughts on the simple pleasures of the season, and what we can all take away from these last days of August. 

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell, or a show idea? Email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com or leave a voicemail by calling 844-55-CONNECT. 



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Mini #22: Spend Some Quality Time with Yourself


Thu, Aug 18, 2016


Renowned media scholar, Sherry Turkle, talks to Ned about the importance of learning to be alone, and why we should stop interrupting face-to-face conversations to text or check social media. 

http://reclaimingconversationbook.com 



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Ep 22: "How Do I Handle My Abusive Father?"


Tue, Aug 16, 2016


A listener opens up about the violent home he grew up in and looks for advice on how to help his mother, sisters and himself with a problem that has plagued his family for years. 

Do you have a question or issue you'd like to discuss with Dr. Hallowell? Email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com or call 844-55-CONNECT. 



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Mini Distraction #21: Let Me Get Back to You


Thu, Aug 11, 2016


If you're one of those people who likes to help everyone with their problems, it's important to remember to take care of yourself too. Ned offers suggestions on how to help others while still making sure your own needs are being met.

Got a question for Dr. Hallowell? Record it on a smartphone and email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com



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Ep 21: What We Can All Learn from Olympic Athletes


Tue, Aug 09, 2016


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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Mini Distraction #20: Why Walking Is Powerful Medicine


Thu, Aug 04, 2016


Have you heard that sitting is the new smoking? Dr. Beth Frates, a Lifestyle Medicine Specialist and Clinical Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, shares her tips and ideas for incorporating healthy habits into your daily life to decrease stress and help you live longer! 



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Ep 20: Good Books to Get You Positively Distracted


Tue, Aug 02, 2016


Sometimes distractions can be a good thing—like reading a book at the beach! Roxanne Coady from RJ Julia Independent Booksellers in Madison, CT offers her recommendations for your summer reading list.

Keep an eye out for Roxanne’s own podcast which will be released by Collisions this Fall!

http://www.rjjulia.com/roxannes-summer-reads-2016

 



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Special: We Want to Hear from You!


Fri, Jul 29, 2016


Send us your questions! Emily Morse, host of the popular Sex with Emily podcast will be joining Dr. Hallowell to answer your questions about sex and sexuality. Listen to Ned's message for details about how you can be a part of this upcoming show!

Email your questions to Distraction at connect@distractionpodcast.com



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Mini Distraction #19: The 1 Thing You Do That’s Redefining Human Intelligence


Thu, Jul 28, 2016


Maggie Jackson, former Boston Globe columnist and award-winning author, talks with Ned about the life-altering consequences of a modern habit that most of us practice on a daily basis.  

http://maggie-jackson.com/

 



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Ep 19: Dave’s Story—On Being F’d Up, Locked Up & Making Things Right


Tue, Jul 26, 2016


Everyone has a story to tell if you take the time to listen. Ned stops by Distraction’s favorite “electronics-free” coffee shop for a sit-down with East Rock Coffee co-owner, David Oricchio, for a frank discussion about the ups and downs of his life.

www.eastrockcoffee.com



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Mini Distraction #18: Got Junk? How to Get Rid of It


Thu, Jul 21, 2016


Staying neat and organized is good for a focused mind, but it takes effort! Professional organizer, Judith Kolberg, offers tips for getting rid of stuff you don’t need and shares insight on when it’s time to call an expert.

Judith’s website: http://fileheads.net/



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Ep 18: Tackling ADHD Questions Head-On – Part 2


Tue, Jul 19, 2016


Dr. Hallowell and his longtime co-author, Dr. John Ratey, pick-up where they left off in our last episode by answering more listener questions. Anxiety, slow processing speeds, helping someone you love with ADHD and other issues are all covered in this show.  

Join the conversation and be a part of the show! Call 844-55-Connect with your questions and comments, or email connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Check out Dr. Hallowell’s and Dr. Ratey’s bestselling book, Driven to Distraction: http://www.distractionpodcast.com/about/

For another great source of information on ADHD, please visit ADDitude magazine at www.additudemag.com.



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Mini Distraction #17: 9 No-Brainer Things You Can Do to Finish What You Start


Thu, Jul 14, 2016


Great at generating ideas, but not so great at bringing them to life? Ned offers ways to follow through and make the most out of your ideas.

Find more of Dr. Hallowell’s advice in his book, Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive. Available at https://www.amazon.com/Driven-Distraction-Work-Focus-Productive/dp/1422186415/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  



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Ep 17: Tackling ADHD Questions Head-On


Tue, Jul 12, 2016


It’s the ADHD call-in show! Dr. Hallowell is joined by his longtime co-author Dr. John Ratey, and together they talk to listeners. Nothing is off limits, including medication, alternative treatments, coping with day-to-day challenges and more.

If you’d like to be part of future conversations, call the show at 844-55-Connect or email connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Check out Dr. Hallowell’s and Dr. Ratey’s bestselling book, Driven to Distraction: http://www.distractionpodcast.com/about/

For another great source of information on ADHD, please visit ADDitude magazine at www.additudemag.com.



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Special: Dr. Hallowell on the Tragic Events This Week in America


Fri, Jul 08, 2016


Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, Dallas. Dr. Hallowell shares his thoughts on what happened, why, and what we can do about it.

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Mini Distraction #16: These Guys Help People Who Learn Differently Find Success


Thu, Jul 07, 2016


Typical people need not apply! Tom Bergeron and Rick Fiery from Inventive Labs tell Ned about the business incubator they’ve created that gives those with ADHD, dyslexia and other learning differences the tools they need to maximize creativity and create a viable livelihood.

www.InventiveLabs.org

 



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Ep 16: Take a Peek Behind the Scenes of Distraction


Tue, Jul 05, 2016


The production team sits down with Ned to talk about what goes into making each episode and the unexpected benefits of working on the show.

 



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Mini Distraction #15: Tune Out the Noise and Get Stuff Done!


Thu, Jun 30, 2016


Attention management is the new time management, says productivity expert Maura Thomas. Learn how to find your "flow zone" in this week’s mini. 

www.RegainYourTime.com

 



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Ep 15: Marie Forleo Shares Her Secrets to Get What You Want Out of Life


Tue, Jun 28, 2016


She’s taught thousands how to take action and realize their dreams through her award-winning show, MarieTV, and training program, B-School. Full of inspiration and optimism, Forleo lives her life by the mantra, “Clarity comes from engagement, not thought.” Listen as she and Ned talk about cynics, fear and getting what you want out of life.

http://marieforleo.com

http://www.stevenpressfield.com/the-war-of-art/

 



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Mini Distraction #14: The Benefits of Forgiveness


Thu, Jun 23, 2016


For many of us, when we get hurt our natural inclination is to seek revenge. But that’s not good for our health! In this mini episode, Ned stresses the importance of letting go of anger and resentment. It’s not easy, but the benefits are definitely worth it!

Ned’s book, Dare to Forgive: https://www.amazon.com/Dare-Forgive-Power-Letting-Moving/dp/0757302939



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Ep 14: Stop Reducing Life to Sound Bites


Tue, Jun 21, 2016


Dr. Hallowell shares his thoughts on a recent New York Times article by Teddy Wayne called, “The End of Reflection.” Ned sounds a warning bell that if we are not careful, we’ll give up our inner lives and capacity to think.

Link to article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/fashion/internet-technology-phones-introspection.html?_r=0



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Mini Distraction #13: Listener Question: How Do I Get It All Done?


Thu, Jun 16, 2016


Dr. Hallowell takes a phone call from a woman struggling to find the time to get everything done on her “to-do” list.  He offers up some simple solutions we can all use!



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Ep 13: The Father’s Day Special: Why Dads Matter


Tue, Jun 14, 2016


In honor of Father’s Day, Ned explores fatherhood in the age of distraction. We hear from Kyle Pruett, an internationally known child psychiatrist, who shares what dads bring to the table that moms don’t, and Ned has a conversation with writer, Mark Greene, of The Good Men Project about how and why dads can develop deep emotional connections with their kids. Grab your dad and give this show a listen!

Learn more about Kyle Pruett: http://kylepruettmd.com/

Mark Greene’s project, Remaking Manhood: www.remakingmanhood.com

The Good Men Project:  http://goodmenproject.com/



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Special: Dr. Hallowell Reflects on the Orlando Shooting


Mon, Jun 13, 2016


Dr. Hallowell shares a heartfelt message with listeners in wake of the horrific tragedy in Orlando.



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Mini Distraction #12: Don't Worry, Do This Instead!


Thu, Jun 09, 2016


What is constructive worry?  What is toxic worry?  Ned gives guidance on what they are and how to tell the difference. He shares his simple, three-step plan for controlling those anxious feelings we all get.



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Ep 12: A Conversation About Sex & Religion Over Coffee


Tue, Jun 07, 2016


Ned goes back to East Rock Coffee, the no-electronics caf?, where he connects with David Reed, who received his PhD at the University of Toronto in New Testament Studies, and is a post-doc at Yale in Religious Studies. A serious, yet sometimes lighthearted conversation ensues about the history of sex in early Christianity.

David's first book is currently "in press."  Here's an article he wrote last year: http://www.dsausa.org/eye_of_the_beholder_religion_liberty_and_violence 

Check out our favorite coffee shop! www.eastrockcoffee.com



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Mini Distraction #11: Addicted to Information & Gaming: Ryan’s Story


Thu, Jun 02, 2016


Our full-length show this week explores internet addiction (Episode #11). In this mini episode, another young man shares his descent into a full-blown internet addiction. He opens up about rehab and touches on the practical side of getting help if you can’t afford inpatient care.

Resources:

reSTART’s Internet Addiction Recovery Program: www.netaddictionrecovery.com/

Dr. Greenfield and The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction: www.virtual-addiction.com 

Internet & Tech Addiction Anonymous (ITAA) www.netaddictionanon.org

20 Symptoms of Internet Addiction: http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/technorealism/symptoms.html



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Ep 11: The Dangers of Internet Addiction


Tue, May 31, 2016


Internet addiction is a very real problem, with real consequences. And it’s way more prevalent than you think. This week, we hear from a young man about his struggles with a gaming addiction. And, a woman who asked to remain anonymous, shares the emotional story of how her whole life was changed by a loved one’s addiction. (After making this episode our production team was left questioning their own internet usage, as well as their family’s.) 

Resources:

reSTART’s Internet Addiction Recovery Program: www.netaddictionrecovery.com/

Dr. Greenfield and The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction: www.virtual-addiction.com 

Internet & Tech Addiction Anonymous (ITAA) www.netaddictionanon.org

20 Symptoms of Internet Addiction: http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/technorealism/symptoms.html



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Mini Distraction #10: Listener Question: Long-Term Use of ADHD Medication


Thu, May 26, 2016


Ned takes a question from a father about his son’s ADHD medication and his concerns about its effects over time.



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Ep 10: Dashboard Diversions: Are New Cars Safer or Scarier?


Tue, May 24, 2016


Car manufacturers are enticing buyers with the latest technological advancements, but are the newest vehicles helping or hindering drivers? In this show the editors of Car & Driver magazine take listeners on an adventure in a self-driving Tesla, and Ned goes to a Mercedes dealership to check out the bells and whistles of the S-class model. Listen in and decide for yourself whether all of the new technology is a good thing or a bad thing.

Would you buy a self-driving car? Take our poll and let us know: https://www.facebook.com/DistractionPodcast1/

Send your thoughts and questions to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be featured in a future show.

Listen to the Car & Drive podcast: http://www.caranddriverpodcast.com/

Our thanks to Mercedes of North Haven for their help in making this episode. http://www.mercedesbenzofnorthhaven.com/



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Mini Distraction #9: Your Anti-Distraction Daily Plan


Thu, May 19, 2016


Ned outlines his simple, 7-step plan that’ll have you crossing things off your to-do list in no time! Learn how to meet your goals and bring focus into your life every day.



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Special: Ned Responds to Fed’s Report About Distraction’s Role in Amtrak Tragedy


Wed, May 18, 2016


Ned reacts to the National Transportation Safety Board’s latest report on the May 12, 2015 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that killed 8 people, and injured nearly 200 other passengers. The NTSB determined that the engineer was distracted by radio dispatches from another train at the time of the crash. Ned talks about the lessons we can all learn from this tragedy.



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Ep 9: When’s the Last Time You Sat Down with a Stranger?


Tue, May 17, 2016


Ned puts into practice his belief that if we move away from our devices there’s a wonderful world of connection just waiting to happen. For this show, he returns to East Rock Coffee in New Haven, CT, where the use of computers and cell phones is discouraged to have an in-depth conversation with a unique and fascinating person. Meet Stanley.



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Mini Distraction #8: Clear Your Clutter


Thu, May 12, 2016


Listener feedback gets Ned talking about the trouble with clutter and offering solutions to cleaning up your physical and digital spaces.  

Resources for Clearing Clutter from Your Life:

http://www.organizingpro.com/cleanupyourcomputer/

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-15310/why-clearing-clutter-is-so-hard-and-how-to-do-it-anyway.html

http://cluttersort.com/services/digital-organizing/

Professional Organizer, Judith Kolberg: http://fileheads.net/

Find a Professional Organizer Near You: http://www.napo.net/

Junk Removal Services:

http://www.1800gotjunk.com/us_en

https://www.thebagster.com/default.aspx

http://www.junk-king.com/

We’re looking for a new name for our “mailbag” segment of the show. What should we call it? Submit your idea to connect@distractionpodcast.com and we might use it!



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Ep 8: Live from Boston: How to Handle Your Fast-Paced Life


Wed, May 11, 2016


Be a fly on the wall as Ned gives a live audience the prescription for surviving in an ultra-competitive, ultra-fast society. Learn how to prioritize, combine work and play, and reconnect with those you truly care about for a happier, healthier, and longer life! For real!  



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Mini Distraction #7: How to Deal with Difficult People


Thu, May 05, 2016


Ned gives practical tips for handling the challenging people in your life, whether it’s your boss, teacher or relative. (Come on, we all have at least one!) Ned shares a story from his own past about a difficult person he dealt with in medical school.

Email your tips for dealing with difficult people to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be featured in a future episode!



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A Special Announcement from Distraction


Wed, May 04, 2016


Ned has a special announcement about an upcoming show.

Email us at connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be included in an upcoming show!

distractionpodcast.com

 



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Ep 7: Our Obsession with Our Devices


Tue, May 03, 2016


How much time do you spend staring at a screen? Maybe it’s not your fault. Maybe the internet is designed to be addictive. Ned takes a look at the issue, and we send our producers down a digital rabbit hole to show you how we all get sucked in. Learn about a wonderful new invention that can help you unplug but stay connected, and why a digital detox should be part of your regular diet. 

What’s your digital rabbit hole? Send a note to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be included in a future show!

Links from this show:

Michael Schulson’s article, If the Internet Is Addictive Why Don’t We Regulate It?; https://aeon.co/essays/if-the-internet-is-addictive-why-don-t-we-regulate-it

Go light with The Light Phone; http://www.thelightphone.com/

Susan Scutti’s article, Digital Detox; What It Is and Why You Need One http://www.medicaldaily.com/digital-detox-what-it-and-why-you-need-one-free-yourself-stress-and-anxiety-365784

Take the safe driving pledge at Distraction.gov: http://www.distraction.gov/



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Mini Distraction #6: What’s Your Lake Doolittle and Why Do You Need One?


Thu, Apr 28, 2016


Ned stresses the importance of taking time to focus on what matters most to you as he and his son, Tucker, reminisce about their annual family trip to the lake.

How do you stay connected to what’s important in your life? Email your answer to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be featured in a future episode!



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Ep 6: Dick Stockton Talks Sports and Distraction


Tue, Apr 26, 2016


Ned and the legendary sports broadcaster talk about the good and bad of sports as a diversion, as well as Dick Stockton’s own struggles to stay focused while on the job. Plus, hear Dick’s reflections on the call that made him famous so many years ago -- Carlton Fisk’s famous “waving fair” game-winning homerun ball from Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

Send us your thoughts and questions to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be included in a future episode!

 

 



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Mini Distraction #5: One Mom’s Dilemma Over Technology Use and Free Time


Thu, Apr 21, 2016


Ned takes a question from a mom struggling with her 7-year old daughter’s issues around her use of devices and having downtime.

Got a question for Ned? Submit your question for Dr. Hallowell to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be featured in a future episode!



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Ep 5: The Effect of Technology on Our Kids


Tue, Apr 19, 2016


The topic keeps many of us up at night. Ned hears from the pros, kids, parents and a special guest as he explores screen-time, online dangers, setting limits, and the latest apps parents should be concerned about.  He also talks to a security expert and former FBI agent posing undercover online as a 13-year-old girl about these Internet risks.

Ned also talks with Dr. Susan Linn, co-founder of the campaign for a commercial-free childhood about the effects of media on youth and setting limits.

Send us your thoughts and questions to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be included in a future episode!

Links from this episode:

www.consumingkids.com

www.momsclub.org

www.kiddle.co

www.internetsafetyconcepts.com/parents

Parent-Child internet safety contracts: http://www.distractionpodcast.com/contracts/



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Mini Distraction #4: The Unexpected Happens


Thu, Apr 14, 2016


Ned’s interview takes a turn when something happens in a coffee shop and delivers way more than just a double latte!

Thank you to East Rock Coffee in New Haven, CT for allowing Distraction total access to their no-devices wonderland.

Got a question for Ned? Submit your question for Dr. Hallowell to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be featured in a future episode!



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Ep 4: 25 Minutes to a Calmer Approach to Life


Tue, Apr 12, 2016


The two icons of Mindfulness and Meditation on the same podcast. They’ll help you gain control. Mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn and Herb Benson, who got the world talking about meditation with his book, The Relaxation Response, join Ned for an inspiring conversation. And hear from a guy who created an app to help you on your way.

What do you do to stay in the moment? Send your thoughts and questions to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be included in a future episode!

Links from this episode:

https://www.calm.com/

http://www.rjjulia.com/

http://www.ishknits.com/

http://www.tziviagover.com/

http://www.relaxationresponse.org/

http://www.mindfulnesscds.com/



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Mini Distraction #3: You Ask, Ned Answers


Thu, Apr 07, 2016


Ned tackles listener questions with his unique insights and helpful advice.

Got a question for Ned? Submit your question for Dr. Hallowell to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be featured in a future episode!

 



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Ep 3: The Sleepisode; Sleep in the Age of Distraction


Tue, Apr 05, 2016


Tossing and turning at night? Ned chats with a sleep expert about how to fall asleep faster and what to do when you wake up in the middle of the night. And listen in as a director for Good Morning America and The Chew takes us through his pre-dawn routine. Can you say early?! Plus, find out what happens when you undergo a sleep study.

Links mentioned in episode:

www.harthosp.org/sleep

www.thecoffeeklatch.com 

www.sleepwithmepodcast.com

 



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Mini Distraction #2: Voicemail, Death, and Dreams


Thu, Mar 31, 2016


A trip to a coffee shop with a “no electronics” rule enables Ned to hear an incredible story from a woman named Anne Marie.



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Ep 2: A Conversation with Ned Hallowell


Tue, Mar 29, 2016


Ned reveals intimate details about his own life. Shocking, surprising and heartwarming moments are exposed when the tables are turned on our host.

 

Link mentioned in episode:

Closing audio: http://www.calmsound.com



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Mini Distraction #1: Your Brain on Music


Tue, Mar 22, 2016


What does music do for us? Dr. Dan Levitin and Ned talk about how our brains interpret music, why we find it so captivating, and what all those piano lessons really did for us when we were younger. Dr. Levitin is a neuroscientist and top researcher into how our brains interpret music. He is the author of several #1 best-selling books including, This is Your Brain on Music, and his latest, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

 

Link mentioned in show:

Daniel Levitin’s book, This Is Your Brain on Music: http://daniellevitin.com/publicpage/books/this-is-your-brain-on-music/



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Ep 1: An Exploration of Distraction


Tue, Mar 22, 2016


What distracts us and what to do about it. Dr. Dan Levitin, Ned’s guest, neuroscientist and author of The Organized Mind, will explore why humans are so easily distracted and how to stay focused. We’ll hear from a wide range of people about their own distractions and how they deal with them. And, we’ll talk to someone whose advice very well may save your life.

What distracts you? Send us your thoughts and questions to connect@distractionpodcast.com and you might be included in a future episode!

Links mentioned in this show:

Texting and Driving Laws: http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/bystate/index.html

Daniel Levitin's Book, The Organized Mind: http://www.daniellevitin.com/theorganizedmind/

Closing Music from Focus@Will: https://www.focusatwill.com/

 



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An Introduction to Distraction


Thu, Mar 10, 2016


Ned gives us a heads up on what the show is all about and why you won't want to miss a single episode.

 



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