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Archive for the ‘DistractionPodcast’ Category

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Sneak Preview

In  Distraction mini 41 episode, Dr. Hallowell reads a few passages from his soon-to-be-released memoir, Because I Come From A Crazy Family: The Making Of A Psychiatrist. It’s unlike any book he’s written before, because this one tells the story of his own upbringing. It was a childhood that was filled with trauma, but lots of love and laughter too.


TIME SENSITIVE: GoodReads.com is running a Book Giveaway Drawing for Dr. Hallowell’s Memoir until 3/14/18.  ENTER HERE!

Explore other books by Dr. Hallowell HERE!

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Brain Care Basics

When was the last time you thought about how your brain is functioning? Are you on overload? Having trouble focusing?  Perhaps it’s time for some brain care basics.  Dr. Hallowell addresses the importance of taking care of your brain with Jessica McCabe, How to ADD Host, in this week’s Distraction podcast.  LISTEN NOW for tips on the different things you should be doing to ensure your body and mind are at peak performance.

3 Tips on Achieving Focus:

1. Take A Break.  When you start to glaze over or feel frantic, stop what you are doing.  Stand up, walk around, get a glass of water, and stretch.  Just 60 seconds can do the trick.

2.    Take Your Time.  It’s one of truest rules of modern life is: If you don’t take your time, someone or something else will take it from you.  Guard your time jealously.  It is your most prized possession at work.  Do not give it away easily or let someone regulate it for you, unless you have absolutely to do so.

3. Close Your Eyes.  When you are losing focus or feeling confused, the simple act of sitting back in your chair and closing your eyes can, oddly enough, allow you to see clearly.  It can restore focus and provide a new direction.

More tips in Driven to Distraction at Work.

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

The Power of Joy

Life seen through the refractory prism of the imagination turns the daylight of ordinary experience into the glorious rainbows we all carry around.  Read more about The Power of Joy The Marvels of the Inner life  / Psychology Today.

What more information about finding joy?  Check out my mini podcast on How Little Things Bring Joy.

What are some of the things that bring joy into your life?

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Try Something New, It’s Good for You!

Did you know that trying something new is good for you?

Dr. Hallowell opens up in this mini episode about following his own advice and trying something new, a recommendation he regularly makes to his patients.

He understands that it can be difficult to go outside your comfort zone, but that’s just what he did when he tackled learning how to use Facebook Live. And as Dr. Hallowell reveals, he definitely hit a few bumps along the way! LISTEN NOW to Dr. Hallowell share his story about going outside of his comfort zone and why learning new things is good for your brain.

So what’s on your bucket list? Dr. Hallowell encourages you to think about something you’d like to do and then, like Dr. Hallowell, JUST DO IT!!!  Put yourself in charge of it, so it doesn’t put itself it charge of you.  Try something new today.

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Women and ADHD

Women and girls with ADHD face a number of unique issues in dealing with their “race car brains.”

Please join me in my podcast interview with Terry Matlen, ACSW, who specializes in ADHD and Women. We discuss ADHD and the challenges women face and answer listeners questions about:

  1. How women’s changing hormones affect ADHD symptoms.
  2. Why some women with ADHD find themselves in toxic “train wreck” relationships
  3. Why some women are isolated socially and what you can do about it; and  more.


On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm EST, I’ll be discussing How You Can Tell If Your ADHD Meds are working at the 3rd Annual ADHD Women’s Palooza

Learn more about other experts and topics and register here.


Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Dr. Hallowell’s Super Bowl Traditions.

Whether you’re all geared up for the big football game this weekend or couldn’t care less about it, Super Bowl hype is hard to avoid! My family loves football and Super Bowl Sunday is one of our favorite days.  We enjoy getting family and friends together to socialize and watch the game at our home.   In my mini podcast, I share my plans for game day (including where to get the best hot wings in the Boston area) and some personal stories about what the big event means to me.

Please let me know what your favorite Super Bowl traditions are and if  you have a favorite spot to buy hot wings. Thanks. Enjoy the game!

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