In this highly readable book, Hallowell the foremost expert on ADD, explores the society-wide phenomenon of culturally induced ADD: rampant busyness.In this highly readable book, Hallowell the foremost expert on ADD, explores the society-wide phenomenon of culturally induced ADD: rampant busyness.Read Less
NEW. Now in paperback! Look at what's happened to the usual how-are-you exchange. It used to go like this: "How are you? " "Fine." Now it often goes like this: "How are you? " "Busy." Or "Too busy." Or simply "Crazy." Without intending for it to happen or knowing how, when, or why it got started, many people now find that they live in a rush they never wanted. If you feel busier than you've ever been and wonder how this happened and how you can keep up the pace much longer, you are hardly alone. Crazy? Maybe not. Dysfunctional? Yes, indeed. We all have more to do than ever before--and less time to do it. In this highly listenable audiobook, the foremost expert on ADD, Ned Hallowell, explores the society-wide phenomenon of culturally induced ADD. CrazyBusy is not just a by-product of high-speed, globalized modern lifeit has become its defining feature. BlackBerries, cell phones, and e-mail 24/7. Longer work days, escalating demands, and higher expectations at home. It all adds up to a state of constant frenzy that is sapping us of creativity, humanity, mental well-being, and the ability to focus on what truly matters. But as Dr. Hallowell argues, being crazybusy can also be an opportunity. Just as ADD can, if properly managed, become a source of ingenuity and inspiration, so the impulse to be busy can be turned to our advantage once we get in touch with our needs and take charge of how we really want to spend our time. Through quick exercises (perfect for busy people), focused advice on everything from lifestyle to time management, and examples chosen from his extensive clinical experience, Hallowell goes step-by-step through the process of unsnarling frantic lives. With CrazyBusy, we can teach ourselves to move from the F-statefrenzied, flailing, fearful, forgetful, furiousto the C-statecool, calm, clear, consistent, curious, courteous. Edward M. Hallowell, MD, was an instructor at Harvard Medical School for twenty years and is now director of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He is the co-author of Delivered from Distraction and the author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness and Worry, among other titles. Hallowell (Driven to Distraction; Delivered from Distraction) turns what he has learned treating attention deficit disorder into advice on how to cope with rampant busyness, "the problem and the opportunity" of modern life. He explains how to turn "the rush, the gush, the worry, and the blather (which also includes clutter)" into allies, so that one can have the things one wants with the speed, volume and emotional energy of the crazy-busy lifestyle. The roadmap Hallowell offers is helpful; that is, if one can manage to pick this book out of the never-ending stream of stimuli and find the time to read it. --Publishers Weekly 256 pages. 2007. Automatic UPGRADE to Expedited shipping in the U.S. when you purchase two or more items from Special Needs Project. Thank you for shopping with SNP!
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