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September 17th, 2014

ADHD Couples Seminar September 23

My Colleague and highly esteemed partner on the www.adhdmarriage.com website, Melissa Orlov, is hosting a LIVE couples seminar over the telephone (very convenient). This is an excellent way to get your personal questions answered in a safe and nurturing environment.

Only 1 Week Until the Live Couples Seminar – Beginning September 23

Dr. Hallowell followers receive $20 off Live or Recorded course with code: HALL2014

Don’t miss my upcoming seminar for couples impacted by ADHD!  If you are struggling with your relationship, this course could really help you learn to find joy together again…it has helped many couples before you.  Here’s just a little bit of what you’ll learn:

why you are always arguing, and how to get out of it
what communication skills you need to succeed when ADHD is in your relationship
why there might be lying in your relationship, and what to do about it
why retreating from your partner, or responding defensively don’t work…and how to bring your issues forward
how rebuilding trust is just a bit different when ADHD is present
what optimal ADHD treatment consists of
why it take two, and how your interactions can put in both in a downward spiral…and, of course, how to change that
effective ways to partner together to tame your interactions and find joy again
how to start changing your sexual interactions
Perhaps best of all, throughout the course you will get a chance to ask all your questions – about your own relationship issue – both live and in written format.

You can find out more about this seminar, including what past participants have said about it, at adhdmarriage.com.

The course is designed to shift your relationship into a new, and better, direction in just 8 weeks.  It’s given by phone (VERY convenient!), and each session is recorded so you can listen later if you miss a session.

If you’ve been thinking about registering, please do so now.  She will not be giving the seminar in January of ’15.  Registration is also at the seminar page.

If you have questions about the seminar, please feel free to email morlov@gmail.com.

September 16th, 2014

5 Steps to Bust Through Procrastination Teleseminar

My friend, coach and Psychologist, Dr. Sarah Reiff-Hekking is offering this AWESOME free teleseminar called:

I Know What to Do, I’m Just Not Doing It:
5 Steps to Bust through Procrastination

September 19, Noon Eastern (9 a.m. Pacific)


During this training, she’ll let you know why positive affirmations are a great tool, but they’re not a time management strategy. When you are procrastinating, overwhelmed, avoiding things, or are distracted –and your systems aren’t working for you – creating a positive dialog in your head (what she calls “Calming the Inner Fear Discussion”) is only *one* step in the process.

To get in the flow of using your time the way you WANT to, it’s important to recognize and honor the distracting and overwhelming elements. Then, (and only then) you will be able to use that knowledge to create a routine and environment that works for you.


September 15th, 2014

Updated Dr. Hallowell CrazyBusy Tips App

- New content
– Updates for iOS 8
– Improved layout

Dr. Hallowell’s CrazyBusy Tips guides users to highlight areas in their lives that feel out of balance, analyzes and then summarizes these responses into red, yellow, and green categories, depending on the return on time invested and worth-it scores.  The app offers customized and specific suggestions based on the analysis.

The CrazyBusy Tips app also offers 15 focus and attention-building games, loads of helpful content from Dr. Hallowell, and helpful tools including a stopwatch, gratitude tracker, to-do list, and an introduction to meditation.

Available on iTunes for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

September 12th, 2014

Updated Dr. Hallowell Smartphone ADHD Quiz App


- New content
- Updates for iOS 8
- Improved layout


Do you or someone you know have trouble focusing, remembering things, and completing tasks? Is there a child in your life that has more difficulty than others staying on track? If this sounds familiar, it could be ADHD.

Dr. Hallowell’s ADHD Quiz app helps you understand whether you or someone you love might have ADHD.  Detailed questions help you understand ADHD along with a wealth of ADHD information, resources, and next steps.

Available on iTunes for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and Google Play for Android

September 11th, 2014

Dr. Hallowell September ADHD Newsletter is Available

The September Dr. Hallowell Newsletter is available. Learn new tips, recommendations and advice from the Hallowell Team.

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September 9th, 2014

Infinite Possibilities with Dr. Hallowell

It’s back to school, back to work, good bye to summer, welcome to fall, and here we go again, in the great cycle of life.

I used to dread September because, even though I was a good student, I did not welcome giving up the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.  Who did?  Why did I have to go back for another year of studying, taking tests, and wondering about what my future might hold?

It’s that last part, what my future might hold, that grabbed me today when I started to think about it.  Do you remember your school years?  Do you remember how long it seemed until the day you were done with school, but, at the same time, how infinite the possibilities seemed as to what life might hold for you once you got out?

We kids dreamed great dreams, dreams of doing just about anything at all.  Everything seemed possible and impossible both at once back then.  The future stretched out before us, a radiant display of glittering possibilities, beckoning us like lush mirages, captivating our imaginations like an hallucinogenic herb, enchanting us with the myriad stories we told ourselves that might come true.  Oh, it was grand to be so young, so inexperienced, so naive.  It was grand never to have kissed, and then one magical day, to kiss.  It was grand never to have read a book and been unable to put it down, and then, one day, to do that as well.  It was grand to try and try and try again, and then, one day, to prevail against all odds.

Looking back on his childhood, Wordsworth wrote, “Whither has it fled, the visionary gleam?  Where is it now, the glory and the dream?”  The title of the poem that line comes from is “Intimations of Immortality.”  Indeed, that’s what we did back then.  We entertained endless intimations of immortality.

We couldn’t die.  We were bold and green and as brimming hope as a person could be.  We were ready to take on the world, and terrified of doing so all at once.  But we took our chances.

Now?  Some dreams came true, some did not, and some are still in the making.  But for sure, we did have that time once, that precious time called childhood, when we built the muscles of imagination that strengthen and sustain us today.


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