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Distraction

Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? We guide you through it all with 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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Now displaying: June, 2021
Jun 30, 2021

Pamela was recently diagnosed with combined-type ADHD at the age of 43. She's thrilled to finally have a name for what she's experienced all of her life, but reaches out to ask why she feels shame and guilt when talking about her diagnosis with friends and family.

Ned offers advice to help Pamela move past her feelings and embrace the positive qualities she possesses. Which includes being an excellent cake baker! 

Reach out to us! Write an email or record a voice memo and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.  

Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. This episode was originally released in March 2021. 

Jun 29, 2021

Stress, anxiety and depression can affect everyone in our society, from the youngest to the oldest. Our guest today offers ways to break free from these feelings and move past them in her book, Goodbye Anxiety Hello Freedom. Author Stephanie Dalfonzo shares many different techniques with our listeners for overcoming anxiety and building resilience. As Stephanie says, some of the tools are deceptively easy-- but don't let their simplicity fool you. It's these simple shifts that create lasting changes!

Download 5 tips from Stephanie's book: 5 Easy Ways to Calm Anxiety

Stephanie Dalfonzo's Website:  https://stephaniedalfonzo.com/goodbye-anxiety-book/ 

Do you have a show idea or question? Email connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode was originally released March 2019.

Jun 24, 2021

Is life feeling a little too hectic these days? Then it's time to un-busy yourself. Dr. Hallowell outlines three easy ways to feel less busy and regain control of your day, in this mini that was inspired by an article from DailyGood.org.  

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler

Reach out to us at connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode was originally released in January 2018. 

 

Jun 22, 2021

ADHD superstar Jessica McCabe joined Dr. Hallowell on Distraction for the first time four years ago! Listen back to her inaugural appearance on the podcast in June 2017 when she spoke with Ned about having ADHD and the unique struggles millennials with ADHD face. 

Learn more about Jessica on her website How to ADHD.

Reach out to us at connect@distractionpodcast.com

Jun 21, 2021

Today's question comes from 16-year old Emily who wrote:

I'm 16 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD in the third grade. I know that those of us with ADHD are often very good at multitasking… or so we think. But I’ve recently heard about the term "single-tasking," (focusing on doing one thing at a time) as being a better way to accomplish some tasks, which I totally struggle with. Can you talk about which method is better for neurodiverse brains, and how we can get better at focusing on one thing at a time? 

Today's question is answered by guest-expert, Dr. Maryellen Ruth, Director of the Diagnostic Center at Forman School.

If you have a question or comment you'd like us to address in a future Q&A episode reach out to us! Write an email or record a voice memo and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.  

Learn more about our sponsor, Forman School, a coed college prep school dedicated to empowering bright students who learn differently in grades 9-PG. Forman School provides the individual attention these students need.

Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin.

Jun 17, 2021

Dr. H shares his advice for knowing when a person or project is not worth any more of your time and effort. Whether you're struggling with a job,  relationship or something else, this mini episode can help you figure out your next steps. Plus, hear about the project Ned walked away from after investing a ton of time and energy, and why he's better off for it. 

Reach out to us! Send your comments and questions to connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode was originally released in February 2019.

Jun 15, 2021

College student Andrew Ewald opens up about his struggles with ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD and bipolar disorder (and how he's overcoming them) in this frank conversation about the ups and downs of living with mental health problems. Listen as our host shares some of his own struggles as well.

Reach out to us! Record your question or comment on your phone using the voice memo app and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode was originally released in October 2019. 

Jun 10, 2021

Through his extremely popular books, including the Captain Underpants and Dog Man series, author Dav Pilkey has brought laughter and joy to millions of kids and adults around the world. In this mini episode the author with ADHD and dyslexia answers several questions we received from some 4th and 5th grade students at Green Acres Elementary School in North Haven, Connecticut. And Ned shares his own thoughts on Dav's books and message. 

To learn more about Dav Pilkey and all of his books visit his website HERE

To hear the full-length Distraction episode featuring Dav's amazing life story click HERE

Send us your questions and episode ideas! Email connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode was originally released in January 2019. 

Jun 8, 2021

Be more focused and productive in your job! Dr. H shares strategies to combat the things that prevent us from accomplishing our goals at work including screen sucking, multi-tasking and idea hopping. 

Reach out to us by sending an email or a voice memo to connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode was originally released in August 2017. 

Jun 3, 2021

Life can be super stressful, so "niksen" might be just what you need to calm frayed nerves. Ned explains the Dutch art of doing nothing, and why you should practice it on a regular basis.

We want to hear from you! Record your question or comment as a voice memo and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

This episode was originally released in October 2019. 

Jun 1, 2021

Ever wondered what is going through your therapist's mind while you're talking? In this conversation Kati Morton, a licensed therapist in California with over 1M followers on YouTube, shares what she's thinking when she meets with a patient, and Ned shares his thoughts too!

Kati's popular videos address common mental health issues like eating disorders, abandonment, narcissists, perfection, depression, and other important topics. 

To learn more about Kati or to watch her videos CLICK HERE

Reach out to us by sending an email or a voice memo to connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode was originally released in April 2018. 

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