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Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Celebrating 1,000,000 Downloads

Sending a million THANK YOUS to our Distraction Podcast listeners.

“I am so humbled and pleased hearing the news that we passed one million downloads,” said Dr. Hallowell. “This podcast has been a tremendous journey and I look forward to growing even more to unite us all in conquering the challenges of today’s modern world through the power of connection.”

If you’re not a subscriber, you can subscribe here.

To celebrate this AMAZING milestone, Distraction is giving away 3 copies of Dr Hallowell’s new memoir, Because I Come From A Crazy Family, The Making Of A Psychiatrist, as well as one 30-minute phone call with Dr. Hallowell!

LISTEN to the episode  to hear Dr. Hallowell’s personal message of thanks, answers to listener’s questions and  for details on how to enter the drawing to win 1 of 3 signed copies of Dr. Hallowell’s Memoir and one 30-minute phone call with him. 


Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Young Adults, Risky Behavior & ADHD

Sex, drugs, trust, medications, alcohol, and accommodations are just some of the topics discussed in this conversation that’s all about the big issues young people with ADHD and their parents face in today’s  world.

Listen here.

Looking for more information on ADHD & Teens? Click here.

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Love Learning New Words? Check these out.

Do you love words? Dr. Hallowell does.  Sarah Guertin, Producer, Distraction sits down with Dr. Hallowell to find out what he thinks some of the new words in Merriam-Webster’s latest edition mean.

Follow along and see how many words you know! Find out what demonyn means? What a Chiweenie is (see photo of Layla) and more. LISTEN here. 

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Curbing Your Cell Phone Addition

One of the biggest drains on time and mental energy in modern life is what I call “screen sucking,” mindlessly sending and receiving emails, texting, surfing the net or checking your cell phone or any number of devices while walking, driving, or brushing your teeth. Sound familiar?
Take a few minutes now and ask yourself, “How much time do I spend on my phone each day?” How much time does that add up to in a week? Is this how I want to live my life?
If you want to stop technology from draining the life out of you so you can start enjoying the human moment and more, try implementing the 3 tips below:
Step #1  SET A GOAL. How much total time should be spent each day on electronics. Then break the total goal into time categories: how much time where, doing what, with whom.
Step #2 PLAN DAILY PERIODS OF ABSTINENCE. These “brain breaks” provide intervals of time in which no electronic device may be turned on. Yes, this will be difficult for you at first. So try beginning with 10 minutes twice a day. Then increase that time by 10 minutes a week until you reach 1 hour a day or goal you all want to achieve. Go one step further, plan a “de-tox” day over the weekend.
Step # 3 Replenish daily your dose of the other Vitamin C, Vitamin Connect. Overuse of electronics depletes one’s store of the human connection. Spend time having a face-to-face conversation with people, uninterrupted by anything. Try banning electronics when you’re out with friends or during dinner.
Want more tips on managing technology,  listen to my Distraction mini 45 “Your  Annual Screen Sucking Self Exam.”
Want to learn more about Connect, the other Vitamin C? Click here.
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Dr. Hallowell on ‘Take Your Pills’ Netflix Documentary

Dr. Hallowell shares his thoughts in this VIDEO on how this well meaning documentary meant to alert you to the dangers of stimulant medications used to treat ADHD misses the mark. It doesn’t include any perspective on what medications can do when they’re prescribed and used properly.

While one should be aware of the dangers of medications, they should also be informed that when medications are monitored and taken properly, they can be remarkably effective.

If you’d like to learn more information about medication to treat ADHD, consult with your doctor.
If you’re unable to watch the video, LISTEN to Dr. Hallowell’s mini podcast on why the Netflix Documentary ‘Take Your Pills’ misses the mark.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Are the Adults Listening?

As thousands of students protested against gun violence last week and more prepare to march in Washington, D.C. and across the United States on March 24th.  Dr. Hallowell can’t help but wonder if the adults in America are getting the message.

LISTEN as he takes a few moments to call attention to our nation’s youth, and their inspiring words and actions.

Maybe it’s time as the children speak for the adults to listen.

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