Book Endorsement: Dr. Ned Hallowell
An Endorsement Letter from Dr. Edward "Ned" Hallowell
Date: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 08:53
I've known Kristin Seymour for a couple years, but I feel as if I've known her for a lifetime. I know her journey so well. She started off talented, starry-eyed, a dreamer, wanting to be a nurse, Florence Nightingale, and heal the world. She knew nothing of people who didn't understand, people who ridicule, people who break dreams rather than make dreams.
She soon learned. She learned how it felt to be called stupid, slow, backward, she learned how it felt to be smart and yet be deemed the opposite, she learned how it felt for ignorant others to block her way to the realization of her heartfelt desire to become a nurse and help all the people she was determined to help.
"This tenacious, loving guide is sent from heaven. Seek her out, trust her, welcome her into your life, your child's life, your family's life, and give thanks you've found her. Don't ever let her go."
— Dr. Edward "Ned" Hallowell
If there is one word that defines Kristin it is determined. None of the nay-sayers had any remote idea who they were up against. The more they taunted her, the more she took their taunts and turned them into fuel for her turbo-charged engine. The more they taunted, the more she fought. The more they taunted, the more her victory became assured.
Now she has achieved what most people would have called impossible when she was a little girl. She has become a clinical nurse specialist in cardiology at Barnes Jewish Hospital, one of the top-ranked hospitals in the world. Cardiologists from all over the region know how to contact Kristin because she knows how to place their patients in this world-class medical center.
Beyond that, she has turned her suffering as a child with a condition she knew nothing about--attention deficit hyperactivity disorder--into knowledge she now shares with children, parents, families, and teachers not only in the St. Louis area but around the country and the world through her inspiring autobiographical book, The Fog Lifted: A Clinician's Victorious Journey with ADHD.
When Kristin discovered that the reason she struggled so hard to do schoolwork was not that she lacked smarts--she always knew she was smart, she has an exceptional IQ but that she could not focus, that she has a neurological problem called ADHD, at that moment her whole life changed. When she got the right treatment for ADHD, "the fog lifted."
Then, boy oh boy, did she start to fulfill the mission she charted for herself as a little girl. Florence Nightingale to the rescue. World, watch out!
If you have a chance to work with Kristin, don't think twice, just do it. I have referred clients to her, and I can tell you, she has magic. Not only does she have all the knowledge she needs, but she has the knack, the understanding, the natural empathy of one who has been there, of one who really burns to make sure others do not suffer the way she did. Moreover, she works not only to make sure they do not suffer, she wants to make sure they prevail. She wants to make sure they achieve their most heartfelt goals.
This tenacious, loving guide is sent from heaven. Seek her out, trust her, welcome her into your life, your child's life, your family's life, and give thanks you've found her. Don't ever let her go.
Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D.
Web site: drhallowell.com
The Hallowell Center
117 West 72nd. St.
New York, NY 10023