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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?

Distraction Sounds Great Media

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 509 Ratings

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?

    Developing a Relationship with Your Clinician Is Critical to Managing ADHD

    Developing a Relationship with Your Clinician Is Critical to Managing ADHD

    Developing a Collaborative Relationship with Your Clinician Is Critical to Managing ADHD
    We're welcoming Black Girl, Lost Keys blog creator, René Brooks, to Distraction as our guest host for ADHD Awareness Month! Today she is joined by Inger Shaye Colzie, a psychotherapist and ADHD leadership coach, for a conversation about how to work in conjunction with your therapist, psychiatrist or other healthcare provider so you can actually make progress and move forward. They also talk about how to navigate "the ADHD conversation" with your family and why you don't necessarily have to tell them anything. 
    Like our guest host René, Inger Shaye was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, and was even a therapist for 15 years before being diagnosed herself. They talk about how the lack of ADHD education for professionals affects Black women and children in particular, as they are much less likely to be diagnosed.
    Learn more about Inger Shaye Colzie on her website by clicking HERE.  And you can find  her Facebook group here: Black Women 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 Classic Episode originally aired in October, 2021
     

    • 44 min
    Save Your Advice and Offer Support Instead

    Save Your Advice and Offer Support Instead

    Save Your Advice and Offer Support Instead Our guest-host, CNN's Alisyn Camerota, is joined by Bethany Johnson and Dr. Margaret M. Quinlan to continue the conversation about why so many moms feel like they're never good enough at home or at work.
    "The threshold for women to be called a bad parent is far lower than it is for men still, and that's an institutional thing..." Bethany says in this episode.
    The trio talk about how having a helpful partner can make a big difference when raising kids, but it will never make up for some of the systemic problems that exist, like the lack of good childcare. They also talk about a better way we can support moms and each other on social media that does not involve offering advice.
    Our guests today co-wrote the book, You're Doing It Wrong! Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise and share some of the historical underpinnings of why so many mothers struggle with feelings of shame and guilt regarding their kids. 
    Bethany L. Johnson (MPhil, M.A.) is a doctoral student in the history of science, technology and the environment at the University of South Carolina and a research affiliate faculty in the department of communication studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She studies how science, medical technology, and public health discourses are framed and reproduced by institutions and individuals with structural power from the 19th century to the present; specifically, she studies epidemics and reproductive health. She has published in interdisciplinary journals such as Health Communication, Women & Language, Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, Journal of Holistic Nursing, and Women's Reproductive Health. 
    Margaret M. Quinlan (Ph.D.) is a Professor of Communication Studies, Director of an Interdisciplinary Minor, Health & Medical Humanities and Core Faculty Member of the Interdisciplinary Health Psychology Ph.D. Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She examines the nexus of public perceptions of medicine, science, and technology, both historically and presently. She investigates the role communication plays in public understandings of medical expertise, illness, wellness, caring, treatment, health, and healing. Dr. Quinlan has authored approximately 40 journal articles, 17 book chapters and co-produced documentaries in a regional Emmy award-winning series (National Distribution with PBS and available on Amazon).
    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 Classic Episode was previously Aired in Sept, 2021

    • 17 min
    What Motivates Getting Things Done

    What Motivates Getting Things Done

    What Motivates Getting Things Done
    Are you task driven or deadline driven? Modern research has shown that procrastination does not interfere with success, and that procrastinators and non-procrastinators simply respond to motivation in different ways. In this episode, Dr. Hallowell and Mary Lamia, PhD discuss how emotions compel us to act, and how shame and fear aren't necessarily a bad thing.
    Mary Lamia's book What Motivates Getting Things Done
    MaryLamia.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
     
     
    This classic Episode was originally aired on December 19, 2017

    • 30 min
    Famous ADHD-ers

    Famous ADHD-ers

    Simone Biles, Howie Mandel & Lisa Ling Are ADHD All-Stars Simone Biles is not ashamed of her ADHD. Howie Mandel can't remember a time when he didn't have ADHD and OCD. And Lisa Ling learned how to manage her ADHD before she even knew she had it. 
    In this mini Ned shares some of the tweets and thoughts these three highly successful individuals have expressed about their own ADHD. 
    Plus you'll hear what Lisa Ling recommends for anyone who thinks they might have ADHD, in a clip from her conversation with Dr. H back in 2017! 
    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 Classic Release was originally aired in March 2021

    • 8 min
    YOUR PAST DOES NOT DEFINE YOUR FUTURE

    YOUR PAST DOES NOT DEFINE YOUR FUTURE

    A Reminder That Your Past Does Not Define Your Future Jacquelyn Phillips' life story is one of hope and triumph. Just by reading the back cover of her book, Comfortably Uncomfortable: The Road to Happiness Isn't Always Paved, you can tell she's been through a lot.  "Jacquelyn hated herself. She sabotaged everything she did before she even started... her upbringing was toxic... her marriage was crumbling... her friendships were built on lies... she tried to kill herself...” Jacquelyn talks with Dr. Hallowell about her life, childhood, and the  low points that made her finally decide to choose a new path for herself in this open and frank conversation. Jacquelyn's story is an incredible reminder that we all have the power within us to change.
    Click HERE to get a copy of Jacquelyn's book.
    Jacquelyn's website: GrownUpGrowingPains.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 Legacy Episode was initially released in February of 2019
     

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
509 Ratings

509 Ratings

Hopeful child* ,

Pills don’t teach skills!

Appreciate every bite! Thank you Dr. Hallowell, for sharing! Every tid-bit is welcomed for this thirsty (late diagnosed ADHD) soul!

stitchXavi ,

Excellent podcast

We have a few adhders in my fam. This is excellent. (Love Renèe)!

The Zoop ,

Really enjoying Rene Brooks as a host

She is very relatable and great—I hope she can stay on as the host!

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