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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: January, 2022
Jan 27, 2022

Dr. Ned Hallowell responds to a listener who asks about how neurotypical brains, or "normal brains" get engaged with an idea, versus those with neurodiverse brains, like people with ADHD.

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at http://www.lcdistraction.org

This episode was originally released in November 2018. 

Jan 25, 2022
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.

This episode was sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at http://www.lcdistraction.org

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/

Learn about our sponsor, Landmark College, HERE.

This episode was originally released in April 2016. 

 

Jan 20, 2022

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. Reach out to us at connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode was sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at http://www.lcdistraction.org

This episode was originally released in May 2016. 

Jan 18, 2022
Kristin Seymour overcame many obstacles on the way to accomplishing her goals. She stole a car as an undergraduate college student and tested her parent's patience on many occasions before being diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 19.

Kristin is now a successful Advanced Practice Nurse and wrote The Fog Lifted about her journey. She joined Dr. Hallowell in the studio in 2017 to talk about the ups and downs of her life, and how she came to realize that having ADHD is one of her biggest assets. Kristin once saved a man's life on an airplane thanks to her ADHD strengths! 

The Fog Lifted A Clinician's Victorious Journey With ADHD by Kristin Seymour on Amazon

Inquire about Kristin Seymour's ADHD Resource Binder on her WEBSITE.

Send your questions and comments to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

This episode was sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at http://www.lcdistraction.org

This episode was originally released in October 2017. 

 

Jan 14, 2022

Those with ADHD are at a higher risk of becoming addicted to alcohol and/or drugs, by as much as 5-10% depending on the study. Dr. Hallowell offers some tips on what to look for and how to avoid addiction from the start. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Learn more about the school of choice for students who learn differently HERE

This episode was originally released in February of 2019.

Jan 11, 2022
Getting enough exercise is important for everyone, but it's crucial for those with ADHD. Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD returns to Distraction to talk about the best type of exercise for those who learn differently, as well as the ideal time to exercise. Like, should you go for a run before or after you study? Jessica has done her research on the subject and shares her insights with our listeners.  

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org 

This episode was originally released in May 2019.

Jan 7, 2022

In this episode you'll hear several ideas for reducing the intensity of a heated situation. Whether it's an argument with your spouse, a co-worker  or someone else, you can follow these simple steps to work toward resolution.

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org

Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. 

This Classic Episode Was Originally Released in 2020

Jan 4, 2022

When we first heard René Brooks share her story on Distraction in 2020, we knew we wanted to hear more from her! Today we're resharing that first conversation with René which was part of our ADHD Awareness Month celebration in Season 5.

Here's the description of that episode-- Season 5, Episode 8:

René Brooks had to get diagnosed with ADHD three times before finally getting the right treatment. And now she's using her superpowers to empower other black women with ADHD through her blog, books and brand, Black Girl, Lost Keys.

In this episode, René shares the struggles she faced as a smart young girl who felt defective because she couldn't keep her room clean or do her homework. She shares the moment she knew medication was right for her and talks about how getting properly diagnosed with ADHD was critical to her success and happiness in life.

Check out René's most recent book, Everything You Need to Completely Clean With ADHD.

Do you have a question or comment for us? Email connect@distractionpodcast.com.

This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at  http://www.lcdistraction.org

Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. 

This Classic Episode Was First Released in 2020

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