Guest Bio:Darin Scott is an actor, writer, and director. His new movie "The Oath" releases today in theaters. In addition to his work on movies, Darin has been the writer and director of over 30 commercials and shortfilms including his award winning "Reign of Judges: Title of Liberty".
Welcome to another episode of Superhumanize, where we delve deep into the human psyche and explore ways to elevate our lives. Today, we have a special guest, Dr. Diana Hill, a renowned psychologist and a beacon of insight in the realms of acceptance, compassion, and psychological flexibility. Dr. Hill, with her profound expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness, offers a unique perspective on navigating the complexities of our inner worlds.In our conversation, Dr. Hill demystifies common misconceptions about emotions, shares valuable lessons from her clients, and provides an expert take on the state of mental health care in the United States. We dive into the concept of emotional agility, exploring its pivotal role in personal growth and well-being, and discuss the often overlooked importance of vulnerability and curiosity in our personal development.Dr. Hill shares practical advice on managing intense emotions, cultivating self-compassion, and the transformative power of mindfulness. I found her take on anxiety, depression, and aligning actions with values particularly enlightening.Dr. Hill's insights are not only thought-provoking but also steeped with a sense of hope and direction for anyone seeking to find purpose, build resilience, and nurture meaningful relationships.Join us as we go on a journey of self-discovery, emotional resilience, and the pursuit of a fulfilling life. I promise, this episode is not only informative, but transformative for the way you view yourself and the world around you.In this episode with Diana Hill, you'll discover:-How Diana defines Acceptance and Compassion Therapy (ACT)...03:47-What are some of the most common obstacles to psychological flexibility?...07:00-Misconceptions about human emotions Diana has encountered and how she addresses them...12:30-How to 'sit with' emotions we've been programmed since childhood to suppress...16:15-Steps to take in order to cultivate self-compassion...24:00-Ways to meaningfully support a friend or loved one who is going through a traumatic period...28:00-Practical tips to ride the wave of very intense emotions effectively...31:00-The role social connections play in our emotional well-being...34:00-Diana shares a few practical exercises on ACT...40:00-And much more!Resources mentioned:Diana's websiteGuest's social handles:YouTube FacebookP.S. If you enjoy this episode and feel it helps to elevate your life, please give us a rating or review. And if you feel others may benefit from this podcast as well, spread the word, share and help grow our tribe of Superhumans. When we help heal One, we help heal All. Much gratitude and love.Yours,Ariane
5 Life Lessons That Have Made Me a Better Leader #1. Perception is projection What you perceive, you'll believe. If you're painting the world around you with negative projection, that's also what you're going to imbibe, until you're smothered in the glossy sheen of cynicism and horror. It's like a twisted remix of the classic ‘if you build it, they will come'. Field of dreams? More like field of nightmares. Because what you fixate on will manifest. Watch as your warped worries are birthed into the world around you in some Tim Burton-esque torture show. The beautiful thing is this works the other way too. See beauty in the world and you'll find it. Everywhere. Too many people are so fixated on their problems that they miss the beauty staring them in the face. Moments of wonder get lost like tears in the rain. And worse than this, they miss opportunities. The world seems like a scary place, so they operate from a place of fear. They become risk-averse. They clutch tightly at what they have and fail to gain anything more. As a leader, you need to have a positive relationship with the world. Be courageous. See the good in people, then get the best out of them. Take risks. Laugh at setbacks. Embrace chaos. And let yourself enjoy the wonders of life, both ups and downs. You never know what's good for you and what's not, on a long enough timeline. So might as well just try to enjoy it all and make the best of it. #2. The cynicism safety blanket Leadership is about preparing for the worst, but trying for the best. Consider the worst case scenario and make sure you're both active in trying to avoid it, and careful not to manifest it. #3. Someday is today There will never be a perfect time. If you keep putting stuff off until the right moment, you are never going to start. Because there's always going to be an excuse to leave it until tomorrow. There is no ‘someday I'll get to it'. If it's important, that day is today. Get to the action as quickly as you can. Because tomorrow is never promised. You can't guarantee anything in life but right now. And before you know it, you'll have missed your chance. Maybe you're just not at the right level yet to do an idea justice. But rather than carry it with you, start it and learn as you do it, share it with someone who can use it, or let it go. Don't weigh yourself down with ‘what ifs' and unfulfilled desires. Unrealized dreams are a slow death. The present is all we ever get. Act accordingly. #4. It's all material Everything that happens to you is a chance to create something new. You can learn lessons. Apply feedback. Make a story. Coach others. It all starts with how we treat what happens to us. A lot of bad things are not actually as bad as they seem. Barring disasters, there's value in nearly every experience. Because everything is material. It can all serve a purpose. The world is full of stories of people who turned hate into fuel, rejection into success, and failure into triumph. Don't be a diamond that chooses to stay coal. #5. Keeping a level head is a superpower When everyone around you is blowing a gasket, the ability to focus on solutions and move forward becomes the closest thing to a superpower. It's easy to find reasons to quit. As a leader, they're basically everywhere. And why wouldn't you? There's only a finite amount of hours in the day, and days in a life. Who'd want to spend theirs pissed off, burnt out, and failing? How to connect with AgileDad: - [website] https://www.agiledad.com/ - [instagram] https://www.instagram.com/agile_coach/ - [facebook] https://www.facebook.com/RealAgileDad/ - [Linkedin] https://www.linkedin.com/in/leehenson/
This week on Unorthodox, we're coming to you live from Baltimore, where we appeared at the 2023 Conservative/Masorti Shabbaton & Convening. We're also sharing a new Beautifully Jewish segment for Hanukkah, featuring designer Jonathan Adler, Gabriel Goldstein of the Yeshiva University Museum, and a trip to visit Ahuva Gottdeiner, aka Homegrown Kosher, in Monsey, NY. For more Beautifully Jewish, join our new Facebook group. Listen to the Testimonies Archive for more eyewitness audio accounts from Israel, and read Tablet's coverage here. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a voicemail on our listener line: (914) 570-4869. Find out about our upcoming events at tabletmag.com/unorthodoxlive. To book us for a live show or event, email Tanya Singer at email@example.com. Unorthodox is produced by Tablet Studios. Check out all of our podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts. SPONSORS: Simplify your giving with the Jewish Communal Fund, the nation's largest Jewish donor-advised fund. In good times or during times of crisis, JCF enables you to respond quickly. Open a fund with as little as $5,000 and let JCF streamline your charitable giving. Act by December 29th to lock in the maximum charitable deduction for 2023. Get started at JCFNY.org. Visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum on December 9 for Shabbat at Jewseum to celebrate Hanukkah with a day of art, stories, and community. Book tickets at thecjm.org. The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards honor up to 15 Jewish teens from across the United States with an award of $36,000 to recognize their impact and leadership to repair the world. Learn more at DillerTeenAwards.org. Be proudly Jewish with our book, The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia, covering everything from Jewish history and pop culture to holidays and food. Get a 20% discount on Newish Jewish and the entire Artisan Books Hanukkah shop with code UNORTHODOX. Don't miss Harmony, the acclaimed new musical from Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman that audiences are raving about. It's “powerful, moving and more resonant than ever,” says Entertainment Weekly. Get your tickets today at HarmonyANewMusical.com.
Vermont's pastoral, small town charm didn't just happen out of thin air. It's been legislated. And it's especially baked into one really important Vermont law — Act 250. But as Vermont changes, there's an increasing push for Act 250 to change with it. That's why Danielle Laberge of Wells submitted this winning question to Brave Little State: “What's the deal with Act 250, Vermont's signature land-use law? Why is it important and what's changing?”Reporter Sabine Poux digs into the story of Act 250, from its origins in the 1960s to a present-day battle over how it should be implemented. This isn't just a story about a law. It's a story about our shared values, and how we want our state to change — or not — over the next 50 years and beyond. Find the web version of this episode here.Sabine Poux reported this episode. Editing and additional production from Josh Crane and Burgess Brown. Angela Evancie is our Executive Producer. Our theme music is by Ty Gibbons; other music by Blue Dot Sessions.Special thanks to Sophie Stephens, Pete Hirschfeld, Bruce Post, Mikaela Osler, Marjorie Strong, Prudence Doherty, Katherine Sims, Peter Gregory, Caleb Elder, Todd Heyman, Christine and Mark Hughes, Brian Shupe, Mary Kasamatsu and Mimi Aoun.As always, our journalism is better when you're a part of it:Ask a question about VermontVote on the question you want us to tackle nextSign up for the BLS newsletterSay hi on Instagram and Reddit @bravestatevtDrop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCall our BLS hotline: 802-552-4880Make a gift to support people-powered journalismLeave us a rating/review in your favorite podcast appTell your friends about the show!Brave Little State is a production of Vermont Public and a proud member of the NPR Network.
Today the super-talented band "Act of Congress" joins us to perform their unique brand of Christmas tunes. In political news, we recap the RNC debate that took place last night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Vivek fired shots at everyone on stage and rarely missed. Nikki Haley should have brushed up on Ukrainian geography beforehand and Chris Christie probably should have just stayed home. Maybe had a nice meal. Senator Tommy Tuberville joins us to discuss how and why things went the way they did regarding his months-long stand against funding abortions. And we continue to give away thousands of dollars' worth of prizes as we count down the "12 (Working) Days of Christmas." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today, Alex Ramirez joins us to discuss consciousness and the profound impact of beliefs on our lives. Discover how beliefs serve as a transformative guide for personal and professional growth. Tune in for a fresh perspective that enhances connections and paves the way for a more fulfilling and prosperous journey through life.KEY TAKEAWAYS Different levels of consciousness and how it is applied to life Ultimate benefits of breaking free from your limiting beliefs A 7-step process for changing beliefs and unlocking your potentialThe impact of beliefs on personal connections and client relationshipsRESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONEDPower vs. Force by Dr. David R. Hawkins: https://amzn.to/47uRz60 Supercoach by Michael Neill: https://amzn.to/40Bw6Gh Secure your place at the Conscious Investor Growth Summit in Coeur d'Alene, ID! With just 150 tickets available, this is your exclusive pass to immerse yourself in groundbreaking wisdom from top-notch speakers, shaping your success in health, mindset, and wealth from March 7th to 10th. Act now to lock in early bird pricing—grab your tickets at https://bit.ly/49GOLok and join us on this transformative journey! ABOUT ALEX RAMIREZAlex Ramirez helps insurance agencies make more money and help more people by digitizing their sales process and by giving them a digital system that will help them automate the acquisition of hot clients. Alex started in the financial services industry, and in a very short period of time, he noticed how "archaic and outdated" the industry was. With his experience in digital marketing and e-commerce, he was trained to see amazing opportunities in the industry. Today, Alex found a consistent method of marketing and organic outreach that worked in multiple industries and that allowed him to get a consistent flow of hot clients who were ready to be closed.CONNECT WITH ALEXLinkedIn: Alex Ramirez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseramirez1020/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexramirezthemodernking/ CONNECT WITH USSchedule a 20-min get-to-know each other call - bit.ly/3OK31kISchedule a 30-min call to learn about investing with Three Keys Investments - bit.ly/3yteWhxVisit ThreeKeysInvestments.com to download a free e-book, “Why Invest in Apartments”! If you're looking for an affordable healthcare solution, check out Christian Healthcare Ministries by visiting https://bit.ly/3JTRm1I Go deeper into your reflection with the Conscious Investor Growth Exercises. Click the link to access now https://bit.ly/46mLPKu Ready to accelerate your efforts? Click the link to learn more and apply to the Conscious Investor Growth Accelerator. Space is limited to 12 people https://bit.ly/3QA6K76 Register for a LIVE Goal Setting Session: Tuesday, December 5th 11:00 AM PST/ 2:00 PM EST CLICK HERE TO REGISTERSaturday, December 9th 08:30 AM PST/11:30 AM ESTCLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Enrico Biscaro, a distinguished executive with a rich background in global business management, is a beacon for leadership and team development. With a career spanning 15 years, Enrico has left an indelible mark on businesses across four continents, showcasing his relentless dedication to fostering the growth and success of his teams. Enrico's leadership philosophy centers around the core principle of serving others, a value instilled in him at a young age. Inspired by his experiences in the Boy Scouts, where he witnessed the impact of selfless service, Enrico has carried this ethos throughout his career. His unwavering belief in the mantra, "Take care of your team, and the business will take care of itself," reflects his commitment to placing the well-being and development of his team members at the forefront. Enrico's accomplishments include successfully managing businesses of up to $500 million, turning around business units on multiple continents, and coaching numerous first-time managers to ascend to global executive roles. As the author of "Resonance," Enrico offers a unique approach to leadership education through a collection of short stories that convey powerful lessons. The five pillars he advocates—Brand, Responsibility, Act, Value, and Energy—spell out "Brave," symbolizing the courage required to lead in today's complex business landscape. Enrico Biscaro continues to inspire and guide leaders through his impactful stories and insights, leaving an enduring legacy of leadership excellence and a profound commitment to the growth and well-being of those he leads. Key Takeaways 1. Transitioning to Leadership: Transitioning to a leadership role requires a focus on observation and listening before taking action. Understanding the new environment and team dynamics is crucial for success. 2. Middle Management Training: Effective training for middle managers during transitions is an investment, not a cost. Targeted training for individual contributors moving into managerial roles significantly reduces the risk of failure. 3. Cultivating a Learning Culture: Leaders should create a culture of learning within their teams. Encouraging team members to seek knowledge actively fosters a mindset of continuous improvement and development. 4. Leadership Pillars - Enrico's leadership pillars—Brand, Responsibility, Act, Value, and Energy (BRAVE)—underscore the courage needed for effective leadership. Acting with purpose, aligning actions with values, and managing energy contribute to successful leadership. Timestamps [00:01:31] Guest introduction: Enrico Biscaro, an accomplished executive specializing in middle management challenges and team development. [00:09:30] Enrico emphasizes the importance of observation and listening during transitions, urging new managers to understand the existing dynamics before taking action. [00:13:34] The discussion shifts to the critical training needed for new managers during transitions, focusing on the impact of failed transitions on business and the importance of investing in middle management. [00:18:45] Enrico advocates for creating a culture of learning within teams, where individuals actively seek knowledge, providing a cost-effective approach to ongoing development. [00:23:40] Enrico shares a personal story about resilience learned from his grandmothers, highlighting the importance of managing reactions to events, a key leadership lesson. Quotes 1. "Prioritize your team's well-being, and the success of the business will follow suit." 2. "Navigate career transitions with caution, emphasizing observation and listening before taking action. 3. "See employee learning as an investment, not a cost, fostering long-term individual and organizational growth." Connect with Enrico Website - https://www.enricobi.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebiscaro/?originalSubdomain=ae X - https://twitter.com/BiscaroEnrico
Believers Voice of Victory Video Broadcast for Thursday 12/7/2023. Act on your faith, not your feelings! Watch Believer's Voice of Victory as Pastors George and Terri Pearsons teach you how to forgive like God. Discover that forgiveness doesn't simply come from your feelings or your thoughts—it comes from an act of developed FAITH.
Believers Voice of Victory Audio Broadcast for Thursday 12/7/2023. Act on your faith, not your feelings! Watch Believer's Voice of Victory as Pastors George and Terri Pearsons teach you how to forgive like God. Discover that forgiveness doesn't simply come from your feelings or your thoughts—it comes from an act of developed FAITH.
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Picture this scenario: you encounter an ambiguous and uncertain situation, and then, of course, you quickly try to solve it. You anticipate all types of scenarios and try to prepare for each one of them, without realizing you are worrying and consumed with anxiety.Worry is primarily a thought-based process, and that's what makes it tricky. Unpacking worry thoughts and distinguishing the unhelpful from the helpful ones are crucial.We all worry from time to time, that's unavoidable. But playing-it-safe by worrying all the time takes a hefty toll on your well-being, happiness, and relationships.In this episode, I interview Dr. Chad Lejeune, Ph.D.We discussed the subtleties of worrying, what keeps worry cycles, and the importance of developing a new relationship with your mind. In the second part of the interview, I shared with Chad an unexpected situation I encountered when traveling, and we used that as an opportunity to discuss micro-skills to manage uncertainty, what-if thoughts, and reassurance-seeking and information-seeking behaviors.Key TakeawaysHow to develop a new relationship with thinkingHow to distinguish effective problem-solving from ineffective oneUnderstanding fear and anxietyDefining worry and its impactThe role of thoughts in worryDistinguishing between productive and nonproductive worryThe consequences of worryAddressing beliefs about worryChanging our relationship with our thoughtsDealing with unexpected situationsEmbracing uncertainty and ambiguityThe anxious brain and uncertaintyProductive thoughts and problem-solvingThe power of narratives and storytellingThe distinction between problem-solving and creating narrativesThe danger of excessive information-seekingThe power of accepting uncertaintyThe importance of learning from the pastShow notes with time stamps00:27 Understanding Fear and Anxiety01:26 Defining Worry and Its Impact02:27 Distinguishing Between Worry and Problem-Solving05:50 The Consequences of Worry06:43 Addressing Beliefs About Worry11:27 Changing Our Relationship with Our Thoughts17:41 Practical Example: Dealing with Unexpected Situations22:59 The Power of Productive Thoughts23:56 The Mind's Narratives and Their Impact25:46 The Distinction Between Problem Solving and Worrying28:15 The Power of Acceptance and Living in the Present28:20 The Pitfalls of Excessive Information Seeking29:12 The Role of Google in Reassurance Seeking32:29 The Importance of Embracing Uncertainty(*) Receive free weekly science-based, compassionate, and actionable skills to stop ineffective playing-it-safe(*) Figure out your playing-it-safe profile in 5 minutes and identify the key thinking strategies that keep you living in your head(*) Learn ACT skills for anxious achievers by taking Dr. Z. ACT courses Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ah, now I know the immediate reaction is to shy away from the Death tarot, but if you look closely you will s-- wait... no... that's impossible... this is no ordinary Death... Landgraab can not die he-- he is eternal... Oh, my friend I am so sorry... your future... is in real estate.Discussed: Steamworld Build, Malcolm Landgraab, The Comic Wheel Sisterhood, The Sims Multiverse, Goodboy Galaxy, Octopath Traveler 2, Chained Echoes, Baldur's Gate 3, The Game Awards---Music credits:The Sims Bustin' Out! - General Store ThemeThe Sims Bustin' Out! - Create-a-Sim---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes: (00:00) - Intro (00:23) - YOU are our artist of the year, listener (02:26) - Our "How to Tie a Tie" video of the year (03:07) - Thank you though for real we love you (03:18) - Enough gratitude time for GAMING // Steamworld BUILD (28:35) - This is the General Store theme from The Sim's Bustin' Out on the Gameboy Advance (29:05) - Malcom Landgrab's Big Day (31:45) - This is the Create-a-Sim theme for The Sim's Bustin' Out on the Gameboy Advance (32:00) - Bigley Roulette // The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood (50:11) - The Sims Multiverse (54:20) - The sorbet as the main course // Goodboy Galaxy (01:16:28) - We continue Bustin' Out (01:16:59) - Updates on Into the Aether? No way // Octopath Traveller II (01:41:36) - A pivot! // Chained Echoes (01:57:14) - Act 3 part 2 // Baldur's Gate III (02:10:29) - Game of the Year and The Game Awards (02:21:24) - Wrapping up ---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members: Grok Corey Z Directional Joy Susan H Olivia K Dan S Isaac S Will C Jim W Evan B David H min2 Aaron G V Erik M Redmage77 Joshua J Tony L Danny K Seth M Adam B Justin K Andy H Demo Parker E Maxwell L Spiritofthunder Jason W Jason T Corey T Minnow Eats Whale Caleb W fingerbelly Jesse W Mike T Codes Wesley Erik B mebezac Sergio L ninjadeathdog Rory B A42PoundMoose Andrew Justin M Peter Stellar.Bees Brendan K Scott R wreckx Noah O Michael G Arcturus Chris R hepahe Cory F Chase A LoveDies Nick Q Wes K Chris M RB Michaela W Adam F Scott H Alexander SP Therese K jgprinters Jessica B Murray David P Jason K Bede R Kamrin H Kyle S Philip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Join me as we delve into the art of manifestation in entrepreneurship, exploring the role of beliefs, emotions, and actions in achieving your goals. Learn the visionary scripting method, understand the role of the Law of Attraction, and hear inspiring success stories that showcase the effectiveness of intentional manifestation. From setting clear financial goals to taking inspired action, we'll talk about the process of bringing your desires into reality. Ready to Launch Your Podcast in 2024? www.teriholland.ca/5daypodcast Share your thoughts about this episode: www.instagram.com/theteriholland Listen to this episode with Jeff Buehner: Listen to this episode next TImestamped overview: 00:00 Manifestation turns dreams into reality through alignment.03:33 Clarify goals, attract abundance, and positive affirmations.08:55 Plan for 2024: How to make more money.11:12 Act as if to attract goals.14:45 Visualize goals, embody the feeling, and execute.18:10 Law of attraction is incomplete20:51 Consistent action leads to success 24:04 Manifesting a coat28:21 Meet intention with action29:39 Clarify desires, visualize, manifest and take action.33:02 Obstacles shape and lead to success.37:31 Be like Dutch. Get the show transcripts: Show transcripts
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Welcome to another enlightening installment of "Hoodoo & Chill" with your host @PapaSeer. In this unfiltered episode from Papa Seer's series, "Papa's Wisdom," he delves deep into the concept of spiritual maturity. Join him as he explores the pressing need for the current generation of millennials and beyond to embrace their duty and responsibilities as assigned by God and higher spirits. Papa Seer provides candid insights, urging listeners to step up and navigate the spiritual journey with purpose. Don't miss out on the opportunity to book Papa Seer for an End of The Year/2024 Predictions Reading through the podcast link. Act fast—booking window closes on 12/27.Join The H.C.R. Gold Academy The Pleasure PerspectiveAll things sex. Health, techniques, attitudes and moreListen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show Submit Your Idea For A podcast Show Topic Follow @PapaSeer On IG Papa's Youtube Book A Reading With Papa Seer Join The Discord Server (Conjure Square Group Chat ) Classes Shop Follow Us On Clubhouse Donate To Our Podcast Show Credits Producer - @PapaSeer Writer - @PapaSeer Editor- @Papa Seer
This week Spenser Starke joins us for the first in a three-part series on Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other acts of God. We talk about the history of the Pompeii, the science of volcanoes, and the art of archeology SourcesWikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act_of_Godhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herculaneumhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herculaneum_papyrihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompeiihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pliny_the_Elderhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pliny_the_Youngerhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eruption_of_Mount_Vesuvius_in_79_ADhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phlegraean_FieldsItaliahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Etnahttps://www.italia.it/en/campania/herculaneumVisit Pompeiihttps://www.visitpompeiivesuvius.com/en/e/herculaneumSmithsonian Maghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/buried-ash-vesuvius-scrolls-are-being-read-new-xray-technique-180969358/University of Kentucky https://www2.cs.uky.edu/dri/herculaneum-papyrus-scrolls/History Channelhttps://www.history.com/topics/ancient-rome/pompeiihttps://www.history.co.uk/article/the-eruption-of-mount-vesuvius-in-79-ad-and-the-destruction-of-pompeiiPompeii onlinehttps://www.pompeionline.net/en/archaeological-park-of-pompeii/history-of-pompeiiWellesley http://omeka.wellesley.edu/piranesi-rome/exhibits/show/discovery-of-pompeii-and-hercu/founding-pompeiiNew Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/02/17/the-terror-and-the-fascination-of-pompeiiPompeii Orghttp://www.pompeii.org.uk/s.php/tour-the-two-letters-written-by-pliny-the-elder-about-the-eruption-of-vesuvius-in-79-a-d-history-of-pompeii-en-238-s.htmIGPPhttps://igppweb.ucsd.edu/~gabi/sio15/lectures/volcanoes/pliny.htmlPompeiihttps://www.pompei.it/pompeii/daily-life-pompeii.htmWestern Australian Museumhttps://museum.wa.gov.au/pompeii2010/daily-life/lifestyle/index.htmlThe Travelhttps://www.thetravel.com/what-to-know-about-prehistoric-pompeii-italy/History Todayhttps://www.historytoday.com/reviews/brothels-ancient-pompeiiGettyhttps://www.getty.edu/news/what-did-ancient-romans-eat/History Acehttps://thehistoryace.com/the-roman-empires-reaction-to-pompeii/#:~:text=The%20Roman%20Public%20Was%20Devastated%20and%20Grieved&text=This%20was%20because%20of%20two,held%20lots%20of%20Senatorial%20estates.History Channelhttps://www.history.com/news/6-bizarre-natural-disastersNewspapershttps://blog.newspapers.com/lake-nyos-disaster-august-21-1986/Pompeii Sitehttp://pompeiisites.org/en/pompeii-map/analysis/the-casts/Journal of Geophysical Researchhttps://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2002JA009504National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationhttps://www.swpc.noaa.gov/phenomena/solar-radiation-storm#:~:text=Solar%20radiation%20storms%20occur%20when,atmosphere%20to%20very%20high%20velocities.UNESCOhttps://whc.unesco.org/en/news/818#:~:text=UNESCO%20and%20Italy%20have%20agreed,World%20Heritage%20List%20in%201997.Scientific Americanhttps://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bracing-for-a-solar-superstorm/The Herculaneum Societyhttps://www.herculaneum.ox.ac.uk/about-us/story-of-herculaneumDaily News (Trove)https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/77351480Science Directhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273117706000160Solar Storm Risk to the North American Power Gridhttps://assets.lloyds.com/assets/pdf-solar-storm-risk-to-the-north-american-electric-grid/1/pdf-Solar-Storm-Risk-to-the-North-American-Electric-Grid.pdfCBC Newshttps://www.cbc.ca/news/science/the-tunguska-event-1.742329Science Directhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0019103518305104?via%3DihubGizmodohttps://gizmodo.com/actually-it-was-not-a-surprise-when-the-pompeii-volcan-1528203959The Theogony by Hesiodhttps://users.pfw.edu/flemingd/Hesiod%20Theogony.pdfHowBig Map Toolhttps://hanshack.com/geotools/howbig/Rankerhttps://www.ranker.com/list/facts-about-pompeii-remains/andy-millerThe Daily Beasthttps://www.thedailybeast.com/could-women-in-ancient-rome-readThe Conversationhttps://theconversation.com/the-explosive-history-of-the-2-000-year-old-pompeii-masturbating-man-180557The Nationhttps://www.thenation.com/article/archive/secundus-defecated-here-what-ancient-graffiti-means-today/Ancient World Magazinehttps://www.ancientworldmagazine.com/articles/indian-figurine-pompeiiThe Collectorhttps://www.thecollector.com/roman-graffiti-painting-pompeii-herculaneum/The Atlantichttps://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/03/adrienne-was-here/475719/
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Speaking to Congressional staffers about AI risk, published by Akash on December 5, 2023 on LessWrong. In May and June of 2023, I (Akash) had about 50-70 meetings about AI risks with congressional staffers. I had been meaning to write a post reflecting on the experience and some of my takeaways, and I figured it could be a good topic for a LessWrong dialogue. I saw that hath had offered to do LW dialogues with folks, and I reached out. In this dialogue, we discuss how I decided to chat with staffers, my initial observations in DC, some context about how Congressional offices work, what my meetings looked like, lessons I learned, and some miscellaneous takes about my experience. Context Hey! In your message, you mentioned a few topics that relate to your time in DC. I figured we should start with your experience talking to congressional offices about AI risk. I'm quite interested in learning more; there don't seem to be many public resources on what that kind of outreach looks like. How'd that start? What made you want to do that? In March of 2023, I started working on some AI governance projects at the Center for AI Safety. One of my projects involved helping CAIS respond to a Request for Comments about AI Accountability that was released by the NTIA. As part of that work, I started thinking a lot about what a good regulatory framework for frontier AI would look like. For instance: if I could set up a licensing regime for frontier AI systems, what would it look like? Where in the US government would it be housed? What information would I want it to assess? I began to wonder how actual policymakers would react to these ideas. I was also curious to know more about how policymakers were thinking about AI extinction risks and catastrophic risks. I started asking other folks in AI Governance. The vast majority had not talked to congressional staffers (at all). A few had experience talking to staffers but had not talked to them about AI risk. A lot of people told me that they thought engagement with policymakers was really important but very neglected. And of course, there are downside risks, so you don't want someone doing it poorly. After consulting something like 10-20 AI governance folks, I asked CAIS if I could go to DC and start talking to congressional offices. The goals were to (a) raise awareness about AI risks, (b) get a better sense of how congressional offices were thinking about AI risks, (c) get a better sense of what kinds of AI-related priorities people at congressional offices had, and (d) get feedback on my NTIA request for comment ideas. CAIS approved, and I went to DC in May-June 2023. And just to be clear, this wasn't something CAIS told me to do- this was more of an "Akash thing" that CAIS was aware was happening. Whoa, that's really interesting. A couple random questions: And of course, there are downside risks, so you don't want someone doing it poorly. How does one go about doing it non-poorly? How does one learn to interact with policymakers? Also, what's your background? Did you do policy stuff before this? Yeah, great question. I'm not sure what the best way to learn is, but here are some things I tried: Talk to people who have experience interacting with policymakers. Ask them what they say, what they found surprising, what mistakes they made, what downside risks they've noticed, etc. Read books. I found Master of the Senate and Act of Congress to be especially helpful. I'm currently reading The Devil's Chessboard to better understand the CIA & intelligence agencies, and I'm finding it informative so far. Do roleplays with policymakers you already know and ask them for blunt feedback. Get practice in lower-stakes meetings, and use those experiences to iterate. I hadn't done much policy stuff before this. In college, I wrote for the Harvard Poli...
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“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.”~ Charlie ChaplinThis Habits 2 Goals episode is FREE for ALL subscribers.Life's Balancing Act: Tragedy & ComedyWhat feels like a world-ending personal disaster today may just become a hilarious anecdote tomorrow.Just a few years ago, everyone was panicking about the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the end of the world. It was a scary time, filled with uncertainty and fear. Today, the epoch provides comedians worldwide (just check Netflix and social media) with endless material for jokes. To be clear, nobody is laughing about the millions of fatalities. Having said that, they are laughing at the ridiculous things people did, particularly in the early days: hoarding toilet paper, wearing masks made of scarves, and Zoom meetings with our pets dressed up as co-workers.Consider another quote, or rather a formula, this time from Woody Allen: Tragedy + Time = Comedy.For example, imagine the grief and shock surrounding the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865. No one was making jokes about John Wilkes Booth at the time. Today, countless jokes and even historical memes circulate about the incident.It's hardly funny, yet, people find a way to laugh about it.Does this mean Chaplin's or Allen's quote applies to every tragedy? Not exactly.While time may soften the blow of some tragedies, others leave permanent scars. The death of a loved one, the loss of a dream, or the experience of war can leave wounds that never fully heal. So, where does that leave us? Humor is a powerful tool that helps us cope in difficult times, offers perspective, and can even build resilience. It's also a powerful reminder that even in the darkest of challenges, our perspective will likely shift with some additional time.Think about that teenage relationship you had and lost. It was the end of the world. Up close, it was a tragedy. Now, it's a comedy,The same might be said for any/all of the latest political crises. The beauty in the observation is this: Take life itself and each crisis at hand a bit less seriously, knowing it may just turn out like 98% of the prior crises, which somehow morphed into comedies.* Embrace the absurd: Life is full of ridiculous situations and unexpected turns. Learn to laugh at the absurdity of it all, even if it feels uncomfortable at first.* Connect with others: Sharing our stories and experiences with others can help us feel less alone and more connected. Laughter is often contagious, so surround yourself with people who make you smile.* Seek out humor: Watch funny movies, read humorous books, or listen to stand-up comedy. Exposing yourself to humor can help boost your mood and put things in perspective.* Be patient: Healing takes time. Don't pressure yourself to feel happy or funny all the time. Allow yourself to feel your emotions and know that laughter will eventually return.Remember, life's a perpetual and emotional ying and yang.During your next crisis, take a deep breath, recall Chaplin's and Allen's words'; recognize the possibility that just maybe you'll be laughing about it in the future. Enjoy the show!~mg***Get the inspiring, free and world's first HABITS to GOALS tracking template here: → https://thehabitfactor.com/templates“The Three Circles of Behavior Echo-System” / The Grunburg Behavior Model is a holistic, fluid, and dynamic behavior-change model. It's the first behavior-change model to demonstrate how our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and even our environment vibrate (echo and reverberate) to influence each other. Hence, the “Echo-System.” Background here.If you'd like to understand human behavior at an even deeper level, learn more about the “Three Circles of Behavior Echo-System” which is featured in the book, “EVERYTHING!” I teach and coach organizations and individuals worldwide how to best utilize and leverage “The Three Circles of Behavior Echo-System” (below) and the P.A.R.R. [Plan, Act, Record & Reassess] scientifically-backed methodology for individual and organizational behavior design. Check out the latest cohort offering; the waitlist is now open: The 28-Day Breakthrough!*Recently Awarded: “Finalist: Self-help, Motivation”International Book Awards: EVERYTHING is a F*cking STORY.Visit https://thehabitfactor.com/templatesTo learn more about P.A.R.R., just Google “P.A.R.R. and The Habit Factor.”Get The Habit Factor® FREE with your audible trial! https://audibletrial.com/habits2goalsFeedspot's “Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021”New listeners, grab your free habits 2 goals tracking template here: https://thehabitfactor.com/templatesFREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here: As a Man ThinkethSubscribe iTunes here! Subscribe: Android This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit habits2goals.substack.com/subscribe
Just as we can exercise our arms or legs to build physical strength, we can exercise our brains like we do any other muscle. Therapist Amy Morin joins Forrest to help us learn how to regulate our thoughts, manage our emotions, and become more psychologically flexible. These key skills are particularly important for building a healthy relationship. Forrest and Amy explore how couples can work together to identify their issues, deal with effort imbalances, and avoid common mistakes (like having, get this, not enough conflict). About our Guest: Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, bestselling author, and the host of the Mentally Stronger podcast.Her most recent book is 13 Things Mentally Strong Couples Don't Do, out on December 26th.You can watch this episode on YouTube.Key Topics:0:00: Introduction1:35: Amy's personal background, and how she got to the idea of mental strengths7:30: Self-compassion vs. self-pity11:05: Not giving away your power14:50: Diagnosing root problems in relationships18:25: When one frustration brings up all your other frustrations22:25: The inevitability of conflict, and the vulnerability in expressing remorse27:35: Setting the ground rules for a therapeutic conversation31:05: When it feels like your partner isn't invested in making changes34:50: Learning to deconstruct reactive thoughts and misguided perceptions38:30: Taking your thoughts with a grain of salt, and asking ‘what else might be true?'41:20: Scorekeeping vs. negotiating, and finding ways to meet our own needs45:40: Giving our partner what we actually want for ourselves49:00: Balancing desires for closeness and distance51:15: Not being a martyr or ‘controlling through giving'55:30: Boundaries between partners, and how our backgrounds influence our preferences1:00:35: Developing psychological flexibility1:03:40: RecapSupport the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Sponsors:Start speaking a new language in just 3 weeks with Babbel! Get 55% off at Babbel.com/BEING.Zocdoc helps you find expert doctors and medical professionals that specialize in the care you need, and deliver the type of experience you want. Head to zocdoc.com/being and download the Zocdoc app for FREE.Factor delivers fresh, never-frozen, fully prepared meals right to your door. Head to factormeals.com/beingwell50 and use code beingwell50 to get 50% off. Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world's largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month!Want to sleep better? Try the Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Finally get that project off the ground with Squarespace! Head to squarespace.com/beingwell for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch use coupon code BEINGWELL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Connect with the show:Subscribe on iTunesFollow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Forrest on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookVisit Forrest's website
Why Therapy Fails One of the most common reasons patients contact me is to find out why the therapy isn't working. They may be TEAM-CBT patients or patients of therapists using other approaches. Therapists also ask for consultations on the same problem--why am I stuck with this or that patient who isn't making progress? In the Feeling Good App, my colleagues and I have been looking into this as well. Most app users report excellent and often rapid results, but some get stuck, in just the same way they might get stuck in treatment with a therapist. I have tried to organize my thinking on this topic, because if you can diagnose the cause of therapeutic failure, you can nearly always find a solution. Of course, the app is not a treatment device, but a wellness device, but the same principles apply. So today, Rhonda, Matt and I discuss a couple reasons why therapists and patients alike sometimes get stuck. Matt described a patient who was misdiagnosed with a psychotic disorder who turned out to have sleep apnea. When the proposer diagnosis was made and treated, the patent suddenly recovered. Rhonda described a patient who jumped from topic to topic and always brought up a new problem before completing work on the previous problem. This problem was solved when Rhonda explained the importance of sticking to one problem for several sessions, until the problem was resolved. The patient then began to make progress. David described a depressed woman from Florida who was stuck in treatment, and not making progress, and then the therapist said "I just can't help you," This hurt and confused the patient who wrote to me. There were essentially two problems--the patients depression what brought her to therapy in the first place, and her unresolved hurt feelings when the therapist "gave up" on her. This problem reflected many failed relationships is the patient's life. This was resolved when the patient took the initiative to schedule a session to talk about the conflict more openly with excellent results. In addition, the patient had heard that she "should" accept herself, but didn't know how to accept her constant self-critical troughs and intensely negative feelings. I suggested she make a list of the benefits of her negative thoughts and feelings, as well as the many positive things they showed about her and her core values as a human being. She came up with an extremely impressive and long list! For example, her criticisms showed her high standards, her humility, her dedication to her work, her accountability, and much more. In addition, she'd achieved a great deal because of her relentless self-criticisms. I asked her why in the world she'd want to accept herself, given all those positive characteristics She decided NOT to accept herself, and was delighted with her decision. She said she felt profound relief! An unusual, but awesome, path to acceptance! In other words, she ACCEPTED her "non-acceptance." I hope you find today's podcast interesting and helpful. Of course, ultimately therapy is part science and part human relationship art. That's why Rhonda and I offer free weekly training groups for therapists who wish to develop their therapeutic skills. The groups are on zoom so therapists from around the world are welcome. Matt offers a consultation group (free to Stanford psychiatric residents) every other Tuesday for therapists who want help with difficult, challenging cases. To learn more, you'll find details and contact information at the end of the show notes. When Therapy Doesn't Work-- And How to Get Unstuck (for Therapists and Patients) By David Burns, MD Here's are some of the most common reasons why therapy might fail or appear to be stuck / without progress. Some of them will be of interest primarily to clinicians, while others will be of interest to clinicians and patients alike. And many of these reasons will also apply to individuals using the Feeling Good App who are stuck in their attempts to change the way they think and feel. But what does “stuck” actually mean? The definition, of course, is subjective. I believe that a substantial or complete elimination of depression and anxiety can typically be achieved in five sessions with a skilled TEAM therapist. I use two-hour sessions, and can usually see dramatic change in a single session, although follow-ups may be needed for Relapse Prevention Training or other problems the patients might want help with. In my experience, the treatment of relationship problems and habits and addictions usually takes much longer than the treatment of anxiety or depression. The techniques to treat relationship problems and habits and addictions actually work just as fast as the techniques to treat depression and anxiety, but the resistance can be far more intense. For example, someone may be ambivalent about leaving a troubled relationship or giving up a favored habit for many months or years before making a decision to move in a new direction. And, of course, the treatment of biological problems like schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder will nearly always require a long term therapeutic relationship, often requiring medications in addition to therapy. The problems and errors I've listed below are mostly correctable. And although there are many traps that therapists and patients fall into, the vast majority of therapeutic failure the patient's hidden 'resistance' to change and the therapist's lack of skill addressing it. This is true in clinical practice and in psychotherapy outcome studies, as well. On the one hand, a great many patients will feel ambivalent about change. For example, a patient with low self-esteem may not want to stop being self-critical and accept themselves, as-is, but to have a better version of themselves, first. Or they may want to overcome their fears without facing them. Or they might want a better relationship but would want the other person to do the changing. Unfortunately, most therapists lack the skills to address resistance and, in fact, often make it worse by trying to motivate the patient to change, rather than understand their hesitation to change and discuss it with them. This is one area where TEAM training has a great deal to offer, including over 30 skills therapists can learn to address motivation and resistance. The following list of 37 reasons why therapy fails follows the structure of T, E, A, M. Errors at or before the initial evaluation Patient is just window shopping Patient does not buy into the cognitive model Incorrect conceptualization of type of problem, so you end up using the wrong techniques. To simplify things, I think of four conceptualizations: Individual mood problem (depression or anxiety) Relationship Problem Habit / Addictions “Non-problem”: healthy negative feelings such as the grief you might feel when a love one dies Patient is not in treatment out of choice. For example, a teenager might be brought in by parents to be “fixed,” like bringing in your car to the local garage for a tune up, and you don't have an agenda with your patient. Or a parent might be court-ordered to go to therapy if he wants to have custody of his children. Failure to ask patients to complete the Concept of Self-Help Memo, the How to Make Therapy Rewarding and Successful memo, and the Administrative Memo prior to the start of therapy. These memos fix a great many therapeutic problems that are likely to emerge later on, like homework non-compliance, premature termination, and policies about confidentiality, last minute cancelling of sessions, conflicts of interest (eg patient is seeking disability) and more. Most therapists ignore the use of these memos, only to pay a steep price later on. Failure to mention the requirement for homework and similar issues the at initial contact with the patient. Failure to explore the patient's motivation for treatment. T = Testing Diagnostic errors: not recognizing additional problems which patient may have in addition to the initial complaint, such as drug or substance abuse, psychosis, intense social anxiety, past trauma or abuse, or hidden problems the patient is ashamed to disclose. This is easily solvable by the use of my EASY Diagnostic System prior to your initial evaluation. It screens for 50 of the most common DSM “diagnoses” and only takes ten minutes or so out of a therapy session to review and assign the “Symptom Cluster Diagnoses.” Failure to use Brief Mood Survey before and after each session. This error makes the therapist blind to the severity or nature and severity of the patient's feelings, which cannot be accurately identified by a patient interview or therapy session. As a result, the therapist's understanding will not be accurate, and the therapist will not be to pinpoint the degree of change (or failure to change) during and between therapy sessions. E = Empathy Failure to ask patients to complete the Evaluation of Therapy Session after each session. As a result, it will not be possible for therapists to understand their level of empathy, helpfulness, and several other relationship dimensions critical to good therapy. Failure to use the “What's My Grade” technique while empathizing with the patient. Failure to receive training in the Five Secrets of Effective Communication and the three advanced communication techniques. These techniques are difficult to learn, requiring lots of practice and commitment, but can be invaluable in therapy and in the therapist's personal life. A = Assessment of Resistance (also called Paradoxical Agenda Setting) Failure to recognize and deal with Outcome Resistance: There are four distinct types, corresponding to depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and habits and addictions. Failure to recognize and with Process Resistance: There are four distinct types, corresponding to depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and habits and addictions. The “because” factor: I won't let go of my depression until “I've lost weight,” or “I've found a loving partner,” or “I've achieved something special,” or “I've found a better job / career,” or “I've achieved my goals at X.” This is another type of Outcome Resistance. M = Methods--errors using the Daily Mood Log Patient “cannot” identify any Negative Thoughts The way you worded your Negative Thought. The common errors include thoughts describing events or feelings, rhetorical questions, long rambling thoughts, or thoughts consisting of a few words or phrases, like “worthless.” No Recovery Circle / many need many techniques combined with the philosophy of “failing as fast as you can.” This allows you to individualize the treatment for each patient. It is simply not true that there is one school of therapy or method (like meditation, mindfulness or daily exercise, etc.) that will be helpful, much less “the answer,” for all patients! The way you did the technique / incorrect use of technique. Many of the most powerful techniques, like Interpersonal Exposure, Externalization of Voices, Paradoxical Double Standard, Feared Fantasy, and many more require considerable sophistication and training. They can be fantastic when used skillfully, but they aren't easy to learn! Trying to challenge your negative thoughts in your head / vs on paper or computer. This is associated with Process Resistance for depression—refusing to do the written homework, and it is exceptionally common. Trying to challenge the negative thoughts of someone else or encouraging them to think more positively: won't work! In my first book, Feeling Good, I spelled out the warning that cognitive techniques are for you, and NOT for you to use on other people, including friends, family, and so forth. It is my impression that many people ignore this warning. When they discover that the person they are trying to “help” does take kindly to identify the cognitive distortions in their thoughts, both end up frustrated. Failure to “get” the Acceptance Paradox / using too much self-defense in your positive thoughts, especially Technique when doing Externalization of Voices Using the Acceptance Paradox in a defeatist, self-effacing way Failure to include the Counter-Attack Technique when doing Externalization of Voices. This techniques is not always necessary, but can sometimes be the knock out blow for the patient's endless inner criticisms. Not understanding the necessary and sufficient conditions for emotional change when challenging distorted thoughts. Too much focus on cognitive / rational techniques when far more dynamic techniques are needed, such as the Experimental Technique (e.g. exposure) in treating anxiety or the Externalization of Voices or Hidden Emotion Techniques Not recognizing that the patient's negative thoughts might be valid (I think that my partner is cheating on me) and trying to get your patient to challenge the “distortions” in the thoughts Other therapist errors Codependency: addiction to trying to “help” / cheer up the patient / solve some problem the patient has Need to be “nice” and refusal to hold patients accountable Narcissism: unwilling to be criticized, unwilling to fail, needing to stay in the expert role Difficulties “getting” the patient's inner feelings, due to lack of skill with Five Secrets and the failure to use Empathy Scale Difficulties forming a warm and vibrant therapeutic relationship, which can sometimes result from strong (and nearly always unexpressed) dislike of the patient Commitment to a favored “school” of therapy / thinking you are superior to colleagues and have the one “correct” approach Failure to use assessment tools with every patient at every session Failure to make patients accountable for homework Four types of reverse hypnosis: this is where the patient hypnotizes the therapist into believing things that simply aren't true. Depression: the patient may really be hopeless or worthless Anxiety: the patient is too fragile for exposure Relationship problems: the patient is too fragile for / not yet ready for exposure Habits / addictions: not making the patient accountable or assuming patient isn't yet “ready” to give up the addiction, or the patient needs to have emotional / relationship problems fixed first Unrecognize, unaddressed conflicts with therapist that need to be addressed with Changing the Focus. This error often results from the therapist's fear of conflict or patient anger, and is usually accompanied by a failure to use the Evaluation of Therapy Session, which would send a loud signal to the therapist that something is wrong. Failure to do Relapse Prevention Training prior to discharge. Conceptualization errors. Failure to use or select the most effective therapeutic approach and techniques for the patient's problem. For example, the Daily Mood Log and Recovery Circle are great for depression and anxiety, although there will be some important differences in the choice of methods for depression vs. anxiety. For example, Exposure and the Hidden Emotion Technique are great for anxiety, but rarely useful for depression. The DML has only a secondary role in the treatment of relationship problems (the Relationship Journal is more direct and useful) or habits and addictions (the Triple Paradox and Habit and Addiction Log (HAL) are far more useful. The therapist may be committed to a school of therapy, like Rogerian listening, without addressing resistance or using methods. Or therapist may believe that psychodynamic or psychoanalytic therapy, or ACT, or traditional Beckian cognitive therapy, will be the “answer” for everybody. The schools of therapy function much like cults, causing feelings of competitiveness (our guru is better than your guru) and sharply limiting the critical thinking and narrowing the consciousness of the faithful “followers.” Conflicts of interest. The therapist may subconsciously want to keep the patient in a long-term “talking” relationship due to emotional or financial needs. The therapist may have been taught that therapeutic change is inherently slow, requiring many years or more. This belief will always function as a self-fulfilling prophecy. Thanks for listening! Matt, Rhonda, and David
Our virtue in this episode it: Joy! Chugs the electric train loves his station high up in the Luminere Mountains. For most of the year, this station is a quiet and sleepy place, but during the holidays it changes into a busy hub of vacationing passengers and endless shining packages. This year Chugs wants one thing more than ever: To finally carry some real passengers in his cars, not just cargo. Will he get his holiday wish? And even if he does, will he be able to carry the passengers through the sometimes dangerous mountain passes without problems? Find out in our episode today! Discussion questions for kids: *We will add discussion questions in Act 2 of this story!
In this episode, we will transition from a negative state into a brighter and more positive mindset. Imagine, for a moment, observing yourself from an outsider's perspective as if you were watching a scene from a movie. Visualize yourself doing something you don't want to do. It could be as simple as cleaning a house, a task you'd rather avoid. Picture yourself standing there, and now, we're going to infuse the energy and frequency into this version of yourself. Imagine seeing the thoughts and sentences running through this version of your mind, thoughts like, "I can do anything. Life is fantastic. I am fulfilled. This task is an opportunity for fun. I'm grateful for my life. I'm proud of who I've become. I'm strong. I'm confident. Life is good to me. Everything works out. I am powerful." Now, observe that this version of you consistently thinks these positive thoughts, like a record on repeat. These thoughts are the frequency that this version operates on—their default way of thinking. Imagine how this person's life experience would be with such a mindset. This isn't about forcing oneself to think this way; it's about adopting these positive thoughts as your default narrative. The thoughts in your mind aren't merely thoughts; they represent the frequency you're operating in. Your perception shapes your reality, regardless of external circumstances. Two people can have completely different experiences in the same situation. So, if you want to change your life, if you want a positive mindset, it starts with paying attention to your thoughts. If the thoughts in your mind wouldn't create a happy experience, if you wouldn't share them with others, they don't serve you, and you must shift them. Changing your thoughts doesn't happen overnight. You must train yourself to operate at the desired frequency. When you do, these positive thoughts become your new default. You're more powerful than you realize. You have creative power beyond your imagination. Start by manually inserting positive thoughts into your mind. Write them down daily, recite them, carry them in your pocket, and feel their frequency. Record them and listen as you stare in the mirror. Do whatever it takes to saturate your mind with positivity. Your thoughts create a roadmap and set your destination, but you must also speak in alignment with this new frequency. Your words matter, and they reinforce your vibration. Action is equally important. Act as if you already embody this positive mindset. This aligns your energy and moves you into this new vibration. Your new thoughts will become your default, shaping your perception and reality. Imagine a world where your default way of thinking is positive, where every obstacle, every challenge, even when others wrong you, is met with a positive perspective. You still acknowledge and address the negatives, but your primary energy reception is positive. This empowers you to handle challenges with grace. A commitment to change your thought patterns, create new narratives, and take action in alignment with your desired frequency. Remember, you are the creator of your experience. You observe and create simultaneously. By changing the thoughts you observe, you begin to create a more positive reality. You are the powerful creator of your reality. You've won because the real prize is the journey of self-transformation, not just the outcomes. Embrace your ability to choose your experience and make it a positive one. Raise your frequency and become the rising tide that lifts all ships. - Henry -------------------------------- Request Coaching Info -------------------------------- Social Media Say hi on TikTok Say Hi on Instagram Facebook Group! -------------------------------- Email Me email@example.com -------------------------------- Email List --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/positive-mindset-podcast/support
We welcome State Representative Supreme Moore Omokunde to discuss his co-sponsorship of the BadgerCare Public Option and groundbreaking new climate legislation he is working on that will help set the agenda for the 2024 state legislative elections. With the prospect of new legislative maps, Rep. Moore's climate agenda helps provide an unparalleled opportunity for new ideas to be in play in the next Legislature. We discuss a new lawsuit brought by state employee unions seeking to overturn Act 10, on the heels of new data revealing Wisconsin teacher pay has lagged inflation for 15 years according to a Wisconsin Policy Forum report. As the Supreme Court starts a historic redistricting case, the 2025 election has begun as former AG Brad Schimel enters the race. We invite our listeners from Western Wisconsin to RSVP and attend Citizen Action's 3rd Congressional District Candidate Virtual Forum on Sunday, December 17th, 6pm.
On December 1, 2023, WisconsinEye's Rewind Host and CBS 58 Capitol Reporter Emilee Fannon and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross reviewed the last two weeks in state politics. (Brought to you by the Wisconsin Realtors Association). On this week’s episode: ACT 10 Lawsuit Agard Announces Bid for Dane Co. Executive Judge Dismisses Open Meeting Law Complaint Library Notification Bill Gov. Evers Alias Email Account Redistricting […]
662: Work Less, Earn More: The Dentist's Blueprint to a Dream Practice & Life – Dr. Barrett StraubDo you find yourself working harder and harder, but earning less and less? If you're feeling overworked and overwhelmed, don't miss this episode! Kirk Behrendt brings back Dr. Barrett Straub, ACT's CEO, to share their blueprint for working less and earning more. Don't become a statistic — create your dream practice! To start writing off less and enjoying dentistry more, listen to Episode 662 of The Best Practices Show!Episode Resources:Send Dr. Straub an email: firstname.lastname@example.org Join Dr. Straub on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barrett.d.straubFollow Dr. Straub on ACT's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/actdentalSubscribe to The Best Practices Show podcast: https://the-best-practices-show.captivate.fm/listenJoin ACT's To The Top Study Club: https://www.actdental.com/tttSee ACT's Live Events Schedule: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/act-dental-live-workshops-306239Get The Best Practices Magazine for free! https://www.actdental.com/magazineWrite a review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-best-practices-show/id1223838218Links Mentioned in This Episode:Get your Golden Ticket to ACT's To The Top Study Club: https://info.actdental.com/golden-ticket Get your free copy of ACT's PPO Roadmap: https://www.actdental.com/free-resources/ppo-roadmap/Get ACT's Say This, Not That resource: https://form.jotform.com/221665137804153Main Takeaways:Working more hours does not equal more revenue.Understand the different gaps in your practice.Be proactive with your dental accountants.Invest in differentiating your practice.Create a plan for dropping PPOs.Quotes:“Some dentists that we're finding right now are writing off as much as 42% — and write-offs are climbing. Typically, we wouldn't find dentists that are writing off 42%. It might be normal to find a dentist that was writing off 20% or 22%. But the thing that's important right now is that write-offs are skyrocketing, and dentists aren't even aware of that. So, that's something very important to pay attention to.” (6:50—7:18) -Kirk“It's not unusual for us to coach a practice and a dentist will say, ‘Well, I only participate with one insurance.' I'll pull [the data], and I'm like, ‘Not really. There are a lot of other insurances you're not even aware of that are slowly filtering into your practice.' So, we have to take a look at that.” (7:28—7:48) -Kirk“I'm sure you're watching this going, ‘I'm busier than ever.' We don't find one dental practice in the world that says, ‘I'm not...
What did the Sweden Democrat leader want to achieve when he spoke about removing symbols of Islam like crescents and minarets from Swedish towns and cities - and taking over of mosques that spread disinformation or Islamist propaganda? We speak to Swedish Radio's political commentator Helena Gissén for an analysis. And with Sweden now officially in a recession, we hear from people on the streets of Stockholm on how they are affected. We've got interviews with people in the village of Kallinge, who for a decade were drinking contaminated tap water - now they await a supreme court verdict on whether they have the right to compensation or not.Plus: a visit to the bakers, who are very busy this time of year, making sure there are enough saffron buns for everyone. There are tips for how you make them too.Presenters: Ulla Engberg and Dave RussellProducer: Kris Boswell
Unmasking Gift Card Scams: A Growing Online Threat Exposed! Gift card scams are prowling the digital landscape, targeting unsuspecting online shoppers like never before. In this article, we'll dive deep into the murky waters of online scams involving gift cards, Amazon, credit cards, and more. Buckle up, because the world of online shopping is not as secure as it seems. Signs You're Being Scammed These online tricksters have mastered the art of deception: Too-good-to-be-true offers Urgent demands for payment via gift cards Threatening legal action if you don't pay up - yikes! (It isn't the IRS that's asking for Gift Cards) Don't let these scammers fluster you with their tactics. Stay vigilant and informed to protect yourself from their sly schemes. It's Not the IRS… Contrary to what these scammers claim, the IRS never demands instant payment over the phone or threatens immediate arrest, especially not via gift cards. If you receive a suspicious call, hang up and report it to the IRS using their dedicated hotline for impersonation scams. Keeping a cool head is your best defense against these scammers trying to rustle up trouble. The Old Switcheroo – What To Do Instead Rather than falling for their bait, let's equip you with some savvy strategies: Ignore requests for payments or donations via gift cards. Always investigate before making any financial moves. Connect-the-Dots Security Checkups Spread awareness about common scams, especially among elderly family members. Pause if anything feels rushed or odd regarding money or personal information. It's time to connect the dots and ensure everyone stays safe online. Doing Your Detective Work When playing detective in the digital realm: Verify phone numbers independently; search online rather than relying on potential scammers. Trust verified customer service lines—they should confirm the legitimacy of any requests. Explore the resources provided by the FTC for comprehensive information and extra help against these cunning lures. Taking Action Against Gift Card Ghouls If you happen to fall prey to a scam (it can happen to anyone), don't lose hope. Act swiftly: Report scam attempts immediately and inform businesses of the misuse of their names. Remember, knowledge is your sword against gift card scams. Stay sharp and vigilant. So saddle up on your wisdom steeds—it's time to win the triple crown of online safety! Until next time, partners. Stay savvy and scam-free! Click here for all the details You can also catch Craig at the following stations and channels: With Jim Polito at 0836 on Tuesdays WTAG AM 580 - FM 94.9 Talk 1200 News Radio 920 & 104.7 FM WHJJ NewsRadio 560 WHYN WXTK Craigs Show Airs 0600 Saturday and Sunday With Jeff Katz 1630 - Tuesdays WRVA 96.1 FM, 1140 AM WGAN Matt Gagnon 0730 Wednesdays Craigs Show Airs 1700 Saturday WGIR 610 & News Radio 96.7 Chris Ryan 0730 Mondays Craigs Show Airs 1130 Saturday On the Internet: Tune-In (WGAN) Radio.com (WRVA) iHeartRadio (WGIR, WTAG, and other stations)
BlazeTV contributor Eric July and Blaze Media digital strategist Logan Hall join the show to discuss Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. Paxton filed the lawsuit this week, eight months after announcing he was investigating Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for potentially lying to the public about the success of their respective COVID-19 vaccines. Paxton's lawsuit alleges that Pfizer violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, claiming that Pfizer “engaged in false, deceptive, and misleading acts and practices by making unsupported claims." Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis schooled California Governor Gavin Newsom in last night's Fox News debate hosted by Sean Hannity. During the one-on-one debate, DeSantis referred to the Golden State governor as "a slick, slippery politician." Newsom denied running to replace Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee for president. This morning, the House of Representatives voted to expel scandal-plagued New York Republican Congressman George Santos. This makes him the first House lawmaker to be expelled in more than 20 years. Surprisingly, 105 Republicans joined Democrats in the decision — even before Santos had a chance to defend himself in a trial. The charges against Santos include 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, falsification of records, credit card fraud, and other offenses. Today's Sponsors: Relief factor isn't a drug, but it was developed by doctors to fight inflammation. Try it today. The 3-Week QuickStart is only $19.95. Go to http://www.relieffactor.com or call 1-800-4Relief to get your QuickStart today. Liver Health Formula contains 12 powerful botanicals that have been clinically proven to recharge and protect your liver at the cellular level. You can try Liver Health Formula completely risk-free and receive five FREE gifts when you order today. First, you'll receive a FREE bottle of Blood Sugar Formula to reduce sugar cravings. You'll also get four FREE eBooks to support every aspect of your health. Act today and go to https://www.GetLiverHelp.com/News. "The Blind: The True Story of the Robertson Family" is now available for purchase on BlazeTV! "The Blind" takes you on an incredible journey through the life of Phil Robertson, giving you an intimate look into the man behind the legend and the trials, the triumphs, and the values that have shaped him through the years. Don't miss this opportunity to own "The Blind: The True Story of the Robertson Family" on BlazeTV. Buy it today at http://www.BlazeTV.com/TheBlind for $19.99. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week on Unorthodox, we're rooting for the heroes. Our Jewish guest is philosopher and filmmaker Bernard-Henri Lévy, who returns to the show to tell us about the newest film in his Ukraine trilogy, called Glory to the Heroes. The film is a tribute to everyday Ukrainian heroes, including some Ukrainian-born Israeli soldiers who finished their service in the IDF and volunteered to fight for Ukraine. Get tickets for the local U.S. screenings here. Our Gentile of the Week is Brooke Eby. She was diagnosed with ALS at age 33 and joins us to talk about her experience having a terminal illness at such a young age, and how she's raising awareness about the realities of ALS. Join us at Tablet's first ever Hanukkah Bazaar in New York City on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Get your tickets at hanukkahbazaar.com. Listen to the Testimonies Archive for more eyewitness audio accounts from Israel, and read Tablet's coverage here. Write to us at email@example.com, or leave a voicemail on our listener line: (914) 570-4869. Find out about our upcoming events at tabletmag.com/unorthodoxlive. To book us for a live show or event, email Tanya Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unorthodox is produced by Tablet Studios. Check out all of our podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts. SPONSORS: The Jewish Communal Fund is the nation's largest Jewish donor-advised fund. Open a fund with as little as $5,000 and let JCF streamline your charitable giving. Act by Dec. 29 to lock in the maximum charitable deduction for 2023. Get started at jcfny.org. Visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum on December 9 for Shabbat at Jewseum to celebrate Hanukkah with a day of art, stories, and community. Book tickets at thecjm.org. The National Yiddish Theater is presenting Amid Falling Walls, a tribute to the indomitable Jewish spirit during the Holocaust. You can see the show November 14 to December 10 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Get tickets at nytf.org. The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards honor up to 15 Jewish teens from across the United States with an award of $36,000 to recognize their impact and leadership to repair the world. Learn more at DillerTeenAwards.org. Be proudly Jewish with our book, The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia, covering everything from Jewish history and pop culture to holidays and food. Get a 20% discount on Newish Jewish and the entire Artisan Books Hanukkah shop with code UNORTHODOX.
Sponsor: ‘The Blind: A Phil Robertson Story' is now available for purchase on BlazeTV! ‘The Blind' takes you on an incredible journey through the life of Phil Robertson, giving you an intimate look into the man behind the legend and the trials, the triumphs, and the values that have shaped him through the years. While ‘The Blind' wasn't a Blaze Media production, since Phil is such a big part of our BlazeTV family, we wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to stream it here. Because it isn't ours, we can't include it as part of the subscription, but if you'd rather purchase it and stream it here rather than Apple and Amazon, we wanted to make sure the opportunity was there. Act now! Don't miss this opportunity to own ‘The Blind: A Phil Robertson Story' on BlazeTV. Buy it today at https://BlazeTV.com/TheBlind for $19.99. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A pharmacist fears bringing back over the counter cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, an ingredient used to make meth, will see the return of P houses and chemist shop burglaries. Losening the rules around the medicine is an ACT policy, agreed to by National in its coalition deal. And its part of the new government's 100 day work prgramme. The drug has been prescription only since 2011, a policy introduced by the National Prime Minister of the day John Key. Key was concerned about backyard cooks and gangs using the medicine to make Meth or P. Mangawhai Pharmacist Lanny Wong speaks to Lisa Owen. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6342035877112
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We all experience anxiety in some form, in some way, and in some shape. Because anxiety, fears, and worries can be so uncomfortable, we quickly play-it-safe. And when you're prone to deeply caring for what you do - as high-achievers, strivers, and perfectionists - then the fears of being a failure or not being good enough are amplified.In this conversation, Annick Seys and I discussed the many layers in which these fears show up and how nourishing your observer-self can shift from self-criticism into self-acceptance, from self-judgment into self-compassion, and from emotional avoidance into curious behaviors.Cultivating your observer-self isn't just about self-distancing; it is about your well-being and living a purpose-driven life.Key TakeawaysHow to deal with the gap between expectations and realityHow to practice self-acceptanceHow to unpack the fear of being a failure in the momentHow to understand the fear of being a failureThe problem with toxic positivityRelational Frame Theory of LanguageHow to nourish your observer-selfUnderstanding the observer-selfThe power of curiositySelf-compassion on-the-goShow notes with time stamps00:31 Understanding Fear-Based Reactions01:00 The Struggles of Time Management01:07 Dealing with Disappointments and Failures05:31 Exploring Self-Acceptance06:01 The Ongoing Exercise of Self-Acceptance11:45 Unpacking the Fear of Failure14:12 The Impact of Toxic Positivity17:47 Tapping into the Observer Self18:01 Exercises to Connect with the Observer Self20:50 Understanding the Observer Self24:03 Experiencing Different Moods26:11 Relating to Past Experiences29:59 Overcoming the Fear of Failure(*) Receive free weekly science-based, compassionate, and actionable skills to stop ineffective playing-it-safe(*) Figure out your playing-it-safe profile in 5 minutes and identify the key thinking strategies that keep you living in your head(*) Learn ACT skills for anxious achievers by taking Dr. Z. ACT courses Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Sponsor: ‘The Blind: A Phil Robertson Story' is now available for purchase on BlazeTV! ‘The Blind' takes you on an incredible journey through the life of Phil Robertson, giving you an intimate look into the man behind the legend and the trials, the triumphs, and the values that have shaped him through the years. While ‘The Blind' wasn't a Blaze Media production, since Phil is such a big part of our BlazeTV family, we wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to stream it here. Because it isn't ours, we can't include it as part of the subscription, but if you'd rather purchase it and stream it here rather than Apple and Amazon, we wanted to make sure the opportunity was there. Act now! Don't miss this opportunity to own ‘The Blind: A Phil Robertson Story' on BlazeTV. Buy it today at https://BlazeTV.com/TheBlind for $19.99. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Legacy admissions, particularly at elite colleges and universities, were thrust into the spotlight this summer when the U.S. Supreme Court effectively ended affirmative action in admissions. The ruling raised many questions, and fortunately, Harvard Kennedy School professor David Deming and Harvard Economics Professor Raj Chetty were there with some important answers—having just wrapped up a 6-year study of the impact of legacy admissions at so-called “Ivy-plus” schools. Students spend years preparing to face judgment by colleges and universities as a worthy potential applicant. They strive for report cards filled with A's in advanced placement courses. They volunteer for service projects and participate in extracurricular activities. They cram furiously high-stakes standardized tests. They do all that only to find a big question many top colleges have is effectively: “Who's your daddy? And who's your mother? Did they go to school here?” Using data from more than 400 colleges and universities and about three and a half million undergraduate students per year, the two economists found that legacy and other elite school admissions practices significantly favor students from wealthy families and serve a gate-keeping function to positions of power and prestige in society. Read Chetty and Deming's paper (co-authored by John Friedman): Diversifying Society's Leaders? The Determinants and Causal Effects of College Admissions David Deming's Policy Recommendations:Build a robust system of collecting and measuring the distribution of income for admitted students at colleges across the country.Make standardized data in student income distribution transparent and widely available to facilitate better educational policy decisionmaking.Raj Chetty's Policy Recommendations:Rework legacy admissions and other practices at elite colleges to reduce bias in favor of students from high-income familiesImprove access for low- and middle-income students to a broader array of private, public, and community colleges as a means to promote economic mobilityRaj Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Public Economics at Harvard University. He is also the director of Opportunity Insights, which uses “big data” to understand how we can give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding. Chetty's research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies. His work on topics ranging from tax policy and unemployment insurance to education and affordable housing has been widely cited in academia, media outlets, and Congressional testimony. Chetty received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2003 and is one of the youngest tenured professors in Harvard's history. Before joining the faculty at Harvard, he was a professor at UC-Berkeley and Stanford University. Chetty has received numerous awards for his research, including a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the John Bates Clark medal, given to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field.David Deming is the Isabelle and Scott Black Professor of Political Economy and the academic dean of the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also the faculty dean of Kirkland House at Harvard College and a research associate at NBER. His research focuses on higher education, economic inequality, skills, technology, and the future of the labor market. He is a principal investigator (along with Raj Chetty and John Friedman) at the CLIMB Initiative, an organization that seeks to study and improve the role of higher education in social mobility. He is also a faculty lead of the Project on Workforce, a cross-Harvard initiative that focuses on building better pathways to economic mobility through the school-to-work transition. He recently co-founded (with Ben Weidmann) the Skills Lab, which creates performance-based measures of “soft” skills such as teamwork and decision-making. In 2022 he won the Sherwin Rosen Prize for outstanding contributions to Labor Economics. In 2018 he was awarded the David N. Kershaw Prize for distinguished contributions to the field of public policy and management under the age of 40. He served as a Coeditor of the AEJ: Applied from 2018 to 2021. He also writes occasional columns for the New York Times Economic View, which you can find linked on his personal website. Ralph Ranalli of the HKS Office of Communications and Public Affairs is the host, producer, and editor of HKS PolicyCast. A former journalist, public television producer, and entrepreneur, he holds an AB in Political Science from UCLA and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.
Jess Gillam meets jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant to swap some of their favourite music. Cécile is a 3 time Grammy Award-winning jazz singer and her music shows off her passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, jazz, baroque and folkloric music. She spoke to Jess ahead of her show at London Jazz Festival 2023 and picked some of her favourite voices from Maria Callas singing Puccini to flamenco star Camarón de la Isla and an air de cour by Gabriel Bataille.Jess brought along a string quartet by Caroline Shaw, a Hollywood inflected Concerto by Korngold and the most beautiful of songs by Aretha FranklinPLAYLIST:GABRIEL BATAILLE: Sortés soupirs témoins de mon mártire [Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, Annie Dufresne (soprano)] CAROLINE SHAW: Plan & Elevation – v. The Beech Tree [Attacca Quartet] WANDA JACKSON: Funnel of Love KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto, op.35 – 1st mvt [James Ehnes (violin), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey (cond)] ARETHA FRANKLIN: Ain't No Way PUCCINI: La bohème, Act 4 “Sono andati” [Maria Callas (soprano), Giuseppe di Stefano (tenor), La Scala Milan Chorus & Orchestra, Antonino Votto (cond)] POULENC: Stabat Mater – i. Stabat Mater dolorosa [Cappella Amsterdam, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Estonian National SO, Daniel Reuss (cond)] CAMARON DE LA ISLA: Yo vivo enamorao (Tangos) [Camaron De La Isla (singer), Paco De Lucía (guitar)]