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Jim and Them
Comeback King - #711 Part 1

Jim and Them

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 113:23


The Feld-MAN Of The Year: Jim and Them are starting to grasp with the immense responsibility of CROWNING the Feld-MAN of the Year this year! We don't even know if it is a good thing or a bad thing yet?!Love Left 2.1: The Love Left 2.1 box set is finally out! Let's check in with an unboxing with Corey and look at the cheap bullshit it comes with.Asian Oprah: Thanks to Corey, we find Marissa Pei, the Asian Oprah who in turns introduces us to The Cowboy Entrepeneur who's claim to fame was being struck by lightning.EVERYBODY DIES BUT US!, THESE DAYS YOU GOTTA HAVE A SEQUAL!, SCREAM!, REAL ONES!, TWITCH!, STREAMING MORE!, LAYING DOWN DOING NOTHING!, PATREON!, ACTUAL REAL ONES!, GOD'S NOT DEAD: WE THE PEOPLE!, SPOTIFY!, REMIND PEOPLE ABOUT THE YEAR!, BOOSTED YEAR!, SEARCH FOR FELD-MAN OF THE YEAR!, HEALTH PROFESSIONALS!, JOE ROGAN!, NATIONWIDE!, GOOD OR BAD THING!, CURLEY!, JEFF MURPHY PART 2 INTRO!, BLACKBIRD!, BEATLES!, COREY FELDMAN!, THE WELL!, LOVE LEFT 2.1 BOX SET!, RELEASE!, SALE!, THE HEARTS ARE BACK!, FINALLY HERE!, ETERNALS!, LITTLE KID!, INSTAGRAM FILTER!, COREY FELDMAN!, DAVEY HAVOC!, DRIVE MASK!, SHIPPING CHARGES!, OMNICROM!, QR CODE!, HOLOGRAM COREY!, SOMETHING DIFFERENT!, COLLECTOR'S ITEM!, 2022!, COREY POSTER!, SEXY!, GENE SIMMONS!, CHEAP PACKAGING!, BULLSHIT!, DESPERATE!, WALLET!, WASTE OF TIME!, IDAHO FALLS CONCERT!, UNRELEASED TRACKS!, KARAOKE!, DREAM A LITTLE DREAM!, PATTON OSWALT!, ARM ME WITH LOVE!, SIRENS!, THE PURGE!, SUBMARINE ATTACK!, SHOULD BE PUT DOWN!, MARISSA PEI!, ASIAN OPRAH!, COURTNEY FELDMAN!, BOX SET!, COREY'S FRIENDS!, KEITH COOGAN!, TIM HEIDECKER!, THE MOUNTAIN MAN!, BENTLEY MITCHUM!, MEATBALLS 4!, THE DISHES ARE DONE MAN!, KEITH KNUDSEN!, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING!, TAKE MY ADVICE!, GET BALANCE!You can find the videos from this episode at our Discord RIGHT HERE!

Lash Anarchy
Growing Your Business With The Right Business Coach & Bullshit

Lash Anarchy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 64:53


Erwachte Götter
Neue Frequenzen im Ozean der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten.

Erwachte Götter

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 55:15


Wieder einmal wird viel bewusst. Beispielsweise, dass Erfahrungen sich scheinbar wiederholen. Unabhängig voneinander lasen wir Texte, die wir vor Jahren geschrieben hatten. Mit hoher Klarheit und Präzision beschrieben unsere damaligen Worte das Wesentliche. Eine derartige Qualität könnten wir im Moment nicht mehr erschaffen. Haben wir uns zurückentwickelt? Oder gibt es kein lineare Zeit? Verläuft alles parallel, wodurch wir im permanent gegenwärtigen Erkenntnisprozess sind, in dem alles zusammenfließt? Andres berichtet von einem Erlebnis, als er vor einigen Tagen "zufällig" einen alten Freund traf. Der sagte ihm, wie er ihn erlebt, was er in ihm sieht und was seine aktuelle Weltsicht ist. Andres versuchte ihn in diesen Wahrnehmungen zu korrigieren. Danach erfreute sich Andres an seinem nutzlosen Bemühen den Anderen in seinen Sichtweisen zu korrigieren. Michael fand dafür ein wundervolles Sinnbild: In diesem Moment darf ich einen Kinofilm erleben, der mir die Vorstellungen und Projektionen des Anderen zeigt. Statt mir diesen Film in Ruhe anzuschauen, schreie ich den ganzen Film durch und verlange nach Änderung. Ich erwarte Korrektur von der Leinwand. Korrektur vom Projektor. Korrektur vom Kinosaal. Doch die Vorstellungen des Anderen sind bereits materialisiert. Es ist wie es ist. Dies zu erkennen und anzunehmen schafft Frieden. Schafft Stille. Schafft Verbundenheit. Im Grunde ist allES ganz einfach … Wissen kann immer tiefer in mir ankommen, wenn ich es nicht über den Verstand erfasse. Wenn ich mich dafür öffne, dass es einfach in mir wirkt. Als wenn eine Frequenz den inneren Raum neu bewegt und somit neue Frequenzmuster im Ozean der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten erzeugt. Damit öffnet sich die Hinwendung an das Göttliche Prinzip. Dass ich mich auf das Göttliche und die Liebe ausrichte und mich dem anvertraue. Dabei erkenne ich, was mich bisher blockierte. Glaubenssätze und innere Prägungen sind mächtige Mauern, die uns vor dem Leben, der Liebe und dem Göttlichen abschirmen. Also erforschen wir in dieser Episode, wie elementar es ist, diese Konstrukte Schritt für Schritt zu erkennen. Mir ihres wahren Wesens und Wirkens bewusst zu werden. Nun erkenne ich, welche inneren Ideen meine Realität erschaffen. Es ist ein schöpferischer Prozess, den wir bislang meist unbewusst gestalten. Wenn ich die schöpferischen Prinzipien erfahre, entsteht Klarheit – in mir selbst, in meinem Leben, in allem. Schritt für Schritt lichtet sich der Nebel, da bisher bestimmend war. Anhand verschiedener Beispiele vermitteln wir, wie sich die Unbewusstheit in Begegnung auswirkt und was entsteht, wenn ich es mehr und mehr erkenne. Mehr Erkenntnis führt in die Güte, die Liebe, die Verbundenheit. Angesichts dessen zeigt sich, dass wir vor allem über Reibung Kontakt erzeugen. Dass es für uns normal ist, über Argumentation, inszenierte Dramen und Konflikte zusammen zu kommen. Dass es ein wesentlicher Teil ist, der für uns Begegnung ausmacht. Tatsächlich ist es eine Fehlentwicklung, die uns von kleinauf bestimmt. Reibung erzeugt Kontakt, aber keine Verbindung. Verbindung ist das, wonach im Leben alles strebt. Wonach wir uns zutiefst sehnen. So lange unklar ist, wie wir durch permanente Reibereien Verbundenheit vermeiden, stagnieren wir im oberflächlichen Kontakt. Wir bleiben wir im Notfallprogramm, was uns im Strudel der Dramaschleifen süchtig nach Notfallknöpfen und Auswegen suchen lässt. Sobald ich diese Illusionen durchschaue, wird es freier und freier. Ich erkenne, dass alles seine Richtigkeit hat. Dass jeder Bullshit genauso sein musste, damit ich hier in diesen Moment komme. Den Moment, in dem ich bin. Der Moment, in dem allES ist.

AstroPod - Der Astrologie Podcast
Rückkehr zur Intuition – Folge 98

AstroPod - Der Astrologie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 21:58


Alexander und Kathie nähern sich der 100. Astropodfolge und lassen schon jetzt anklingen, dass es zu diesem Anlass eine kleine zauberhafte Überraschung geben wird. Bis dahin besprechen die beiden wie gewohnt die astrologischen Konstellationen, die durch den fortwährenden Epochenumbruch immer interessanter werden. Das Muskelspiel zwischen Erd- und Luftreich ist überall in der Welt zu beobachten. Nach der Saturn-Uranus Spannung des letzten Jahres können wir erwarten, dass sich die Polarisierung im Diskurs weiterhin zuspitzt. Wichtig aber ist: Der Diskurs an sich gehört zum Epochenwandel dazu.In dieser Woche klopfen der Vollmond und weitere wichtige Konstellationen an unsere Tür. Heute wird der Merkur rückläufig im Zeichen Wassermann. Es geht darum, das eigene Denken aus der Vogelperspektive Revue passieren zu lassen: Wir tendieren dazu, zu denken, alles verstanden zu haben, ohne es selbst zu fühlen oder erlebt zu haben. Alexander bringt dieses Phänomen sehr treffend auf den Punkt: „Toleranz ohne Betroffenheit ist Indifferenz“. Es ist keine Kunst, tolerant zu sein, wenn wir nicht betroffen sind. Es lädt sogar zu extremen Gedanken ein und sollte deshalb in dieser Zeit durch Selbstreflexion verhindert werden. Am Sonntag begegnen wir einer wichtigen Konstellation, die sich in den Vollmond am darauffolgenden Montag mit hineinzieht und für die kommenden zwei Wochen relevant bleibt. Während die Erde in der Mitte zwischen Sonne und Mond steht, befindet sich die Sonne bei Pluto auf Seiten des Steinbocks; der Mond befindet sich im Krebs gegenüber. Es geht darum, die Verbindung zu unserem Bauchgefühl zu finden und uns zu fragen: Waren die Entscheidungen der letzten zwei Wochen richtig oder nicht? Kathie hat zum Thema Intuition eine tolle isländische Doku auf Amazon entdeckt, die unterstreicht, wie genial unser Bauchgefühl eigentlich ist und wie sehr es im Erdreich unterschätzt wurde: "InnSaei – die Kraft der Intuition". Am Dienstag treffen wir auf eine wichtige epochale Konstellation, in der der Drachenkopf vom Zwilling in den Stier wandert. Es geht konkret um das, was Substanz und Wert hat, nicht nur für uns persönlich, sondern für die Erde: um Respekt und Liebe für die Natur und Wertschätzung der Materie. Wir bekommen Angebote aus Erdreichstrukturen, die uns scheinbare Sicherheit geben, damit wir erkennen, dass eine falsche Allianz nicht zur richtigen Wertigkeit führen kann. Die damit verbundene Versuchung gehört aber zur Persönlichkeitsentwicklung dazu oder, wie Alexander sagen würde: „Eine Entwicklung ohne Versuchung ist Bullshit“. Alexanders treffende Beobachtungen werfen bei Kathie die Frage auf, ob er nicht auch ein guter Psychologe geworden wäre – das elaborieren die beiden gleich mit einem Blick in Alexanders Vergangenheit.Jetzt Alexanders Buch "Das astrologische Luftzeitalter" bestellen: https://bit.ly/3lymMjo. Und das Hörbuch: https://bit.ly/3ACmX1z Habt ihr Rückmeldung zum Astropod? Schreibt uns gerne an astropod@astropod-schlieffen.de, auf Instagram oder Facebook. Mehr von Kathie gibt es hier: https://linktr.ee/kathie_kleff. Viel Spaß mit dem Astropod. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vertriebsgenie - Just Sales, No Bullsh*t
Instagram Bullshit Phrases - Follow your Passion

Vertriebsgenie - Just Sales, No Bullsh*t

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 11:45


Ist Leidenschaft notwendig, um erfolgreich im Beruf zu sein? - NEIN! In dieser Folge unserer neuen Reihe 'Instagram Bullshit Phrases' geht es um das allseits bekannte Zitat: "Follow your passion." Tareq Jomaa erzählt euch von seiner Sicht auf dieses Thema, welche deutlich gegen diese Bilderbuchfantasie ist.

El Pedcast con José Eduardo Derbez
Hazte una limpia con un Chamán

El Pedcast con José Eduardo Derbez

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 59:07


Gerardo empezó a los 12 años en temas de espiritualidad. Hoy en día es Chamán, conocido por algunos como hombre medicina. En este episodio aprendemos sobre el fascinante mundo del chamanismo.

New Work Stories
Mythen der neuen Arbeitswelt: Was wirklich zählt und was nur Bullshit ist

New Work Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 31:28


Seit Jahren sprechen wir im Podcast über Stories aus der „schönen neuen Arbeitswelt” und obwohl so vieles passiert, stellen wir uns manchmal auch die Frage: Haben wir überhaupt einen Impact? Verhelfen wir wirklich den Leuten dabei, vom New Work Trend zu profitieren? Oder ist am Ende doch nur alles irgendwie naja… Bullshit? Wir möchten den Hype auf den Prüfstand stellen und haben dafür heute Carlos Frischmuth zu Gast. Er ist passenderweise Autor des Buches „New Work Bullshit” und wird uns heute erzählen, was seiner Meinung nach in der Arbeitswelt wirklich zählt.

MINIMUM WAGE MAXIMUM RAGE
#20: NEW YEAR, NEW ME and other random 2022 bullshit.

MINIMUM WAGE MAXIMUM RAGE

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 90:29


Napagkwentuhan namin kung paano namin sinalubong ang 2022 at kung ano nga ba ang mga nilulook-forward namin na mga bagay sa taong ito. Samahan niyo kaming iwagwag ang bad vibes ng hayup na OMICRON variant sa episode na to. SUPPORT US THROUGH GCASH: 09088818474 OR JOIN OUR PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/minwagemaxrage Sali kayo sa FB group namin: https://www.facebook.com/groups/217892880361054/ Follow us and tag us on our socials (SIGE NA KAILANGAN DAW NG EGO TO NI JEPS): Jeps Gallon (@jepsgallon) • Instagram photos and videos Jeps Gallon | Facebook Mak Navarez (@standupmak) • Instagram photos and videos Mak Navarez | Facebook

The James Altucher Show
811 - Part 2: Doomer Optimisim with Tucker Max

The James Altucher Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 38:09


Part 2 of Tucker Max's Doomer Optimism! If you missed Part 1, make sure you go back and check it out!In this episode, I was joined by Tucker Max, an American author, and public speaker, to talk continuing talking about his article, Doomer Optimism.We talked about empire, and if America is one, and what does the future hold for America. Will it be for the best or for the worst? Tucker also explained to me the power of community, and what does community means to him, also the town that he's building!We also talked about if people are starting to wake up that they don't get stuck at what they're doing, but they get to choose to do what they wanted to do and they don't have to be in 9 - 5 jobs anymore.And finally, Tucker also talked about what skill does he thinks would benefit the most in the future!Again, if you missed Part 1 of Tucker's Doomer Optimism, make sure you check out Episode 811My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book!Join You Should Run For President 2.0 Facebook Group, and we discuss why should run for president.I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart RadioSpotify Follow me on Social Media:YouTubeTwitterFacebook 

Yoke and Abundance Wise Women Podcast
Episode 156: 4 Hidden Barriers That Are Holding You Back

Yoke and Abundance Wise Women Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 34:20


Ever wonder if you're holding yourself back? Today on the podcast Alisha is talking about why New Year New You is Bullshit and giving you a book review of the book The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. She's covering the 4 hidden barriers that are holding you back and what to do about it. This week's Sponsor is Fike + Co. Connecting People and Culture! Do you have questions you want me to answer on the show? Email me at awielfaert@yokeandabundance.comIf you love the Yoke and Abundance Wise Women Podcast Consider Supporting us through Patreon.

Thrive from the Inside Out Podcast | Personal Transformation|Entrepreneurship
292. Monday Quickie| Everything is Fine Until You Confront Them on Their Bullshit

Thrive from the Inside Out Podcast | Personal Transformation|Entrepreneurship

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 8:36


New Monday quickie episodes! In these quick episodes (under 10 minutes) I'll be shining light on one specific behavior, trait, tactic, or phrase you'll hear from a narcissistic partner. I love piecing together themes and patterns I see with women who are in my programs, and in these quick but mighty episodes, I'll be bringing these insights to you so that you can awaken and evolve beyond the cycle.  Follow @awakeningwomensupport on Instagram and Facebook    Join the February 30 Day End The Cycle Intensive https://soulworkholisticcounselling.vipmembervault.com/products/courses/view/51 Join my 6-month in-depth coaching and mentorship program, End The Cycle Evolve: leanneoaten.com/evolve Join the Awakening Women Podcast Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/awakeningwomensupport   By purchasing courses and joining the ETCE mentoring program, or other products you're making it possible for weekly podcast episodes to continue. Thank you so much for your support.   Purchase the Awakening Women Transformation Collection  https://soulworkholisticcounselling.vipmembervault.com/products/courses/view/27 Purchase the Own Your Power Bootcamp https://soulworkholisticcounselling.vipmembervault.com/products/courses/view/44 Join The Awakening Newsletter  https://awakeningwomensupport.ck.page/newsletter  

Coins and Connections w/Cinquanta Cox-Smith

Episode 134: This Is 35 In this Minisode, I talk about my vacation to South Carolina and spending time with family. I briefly talk about my Digital Illustration products that I released on my Birthday. You can check all 7 New Products here: https://etsy.me/31x1YBL this is a limited quantity so once it's gone it's gone. I will release a new image every month. Watch My Birthday Unboxing Video: https://youtu.be/GkME4jBCE9U Birthday Wishlist : https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2VDG04M79TM2W?ref_=wl_share ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Coins And Connections | Books, Business and Bullshit. Learn, Listen and take away Lessons from an ultimate Side Hustler and Business Motivator. Cinquanta is an Author and Entrepreneur that takes you on a journey of discovery, real life situations, interviews, educational content and the most important part is She teaches you how to snatch some coins right from your home and in your spare time. Subscribe & Share ‼️ Love You More Than I Love This Podcast! Sign Up With Printful : bit.ly/PrintfulCC Podcast & Video Editing Software Descript : descript.com?lmref=vhoeNA Creative Fabrica : https://www.creativefabrica.com/ref/413424/ Book Bolt : https://bookbolt.io/209.html IG: instagram.com/cinquantacoxsmith Twitter : twitter.com/smileyquanta_ Snapchat : smileyquanta Facebook : Cinquanta Cox-Smith www.facebook.com/cinquantacoxsmith Pinterest : Smileyquanta www.cinquantacoxsmith.com www.coinsandconnections.com Email : hello@coinsandconnections.com Courses: www.gumroad.com/cinquantacoxsmith Check out my YouTube Channel Here: www.youtube.com/smileyquanta Want to learn how to self-publish your own book? Order my new Book How To Self-Publish Under $100 Here: http://amzn.to/2cgLu62 Audio Program ©2022 – Coins And Connections, LLC. – All Rights Reserved – No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of Coins And Connections, LLC. Sponsorships: on for this episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coinsandconnections/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/coinsandconnections/support

AutoExpert
Honda's alleged new momentum is bullshit

AutoExpert

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 11:02


Reality and Honda Australia have finally parted ways, officially. Here's what happens when the facts don't matter in corporate communications and marketing... On Bullshit by Harry G Frankfurt >> OLIGHT DISCOUNT! (These are awesome.) Get 12% off here >> Use code AEJC Baton 3 Winter kit: Link here >> Obulb: Link here >> Save thousands on any new car (Australia-only) by contacting me via AutoExpert.com.au here >> Help support my independent reporting, securely, via Patreon here >> AutoExpert discount roadside assistance package (with no joining fees) here >> Did you like this report? You can help support the channel, securely via PayPal here >>

Kees de Kort | BNR
Opinie | Omikronverhaal is bullshit

Kees de Kort | BNR

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 6:46


Inflatie speelt iedereen parten, ziet macro-econoom en BNR-commentator Kees de Kort. In de VS zeggen veel mensen hun baan op, het IMF stelt rapportages uit. 'De arbeidsmarkt in de VS is zich aan het herstellen. Wat je ziet is dat het aantal mensen dat op zoek gaat naar een andere baan explosief stijgt. Iedereen is op zoek naar een hoger salaris om de hogere inflatielasten te compenseren.

That's What We Said
New Year. New Name. Same Badass Bitches.

That's What We Said

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 42:42


It's official, the That's What We Said Podcast is now Bubbles & Bullshit.  In their first podcast of 2022 and with a new moniker to call their own Jen and Nicole talk about all the things past, present and future.  Was 2021 their best year? Probably not.  Did they grow and learn?  Damn straight they did, but they will not let 2022 be anything less than spectacular.  As they embark on their journey of 2022 they promise 1.) All the Bullshit (spoiler: they just aren't taking any)... 2.) To Have More Fun... 3.) To Be Fierce ....along with a whole slew of new things.  Before they take on 2022, they do pay their respects to Betty White, discuss "The Big" SATC "Just Like That" controversy along with go into how they spent their intense, overly scheduled holidays.  

BarTop B******t
Episode 71

BarTop B******t

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 76:17


Welcome to this week's BullShit! This week, we have a lot of bullshit in between segments- buckle up... we did this one a little drunk, so it may just go off the rails! (Ha, you already know it does) (3:16) Story Time- Has anyone else dethawed their bacon this way? Morgan shit his pants- this time it was directly in front of his kid... are you surprised? (12:23) What Would It Take to go to your local restaurant and eat a piece of gum from underneath the table? We have an off-the-cuff bullshit session on poop stories, pillows, sleep paralysis, paranormal stories.. nothing is off the table this week! (42:45) This or That- Ass or Titties? (58:52) Who Would Win in this Battle Royale fight to the death of Sitcom Moms? (1:12:19) We're Checkin' the Polls!! Did you vote on our Twitter - BarTop BullShit - last week?? You fuckin better have; but if you didn't, there's still time for you to help the trophy change hands!! (1:13:52) As always... Jon's Bad Joke of the Day!!! Thanks for tuning in- make sure to catch our Facebook Live stream of our weekly Review Time segment. If you missed it, you can check it out on our Facebook or YouTube Page. We drop new podcast episodes on all of your favorite streaming apps every Wednesday, so don't miss it! We have koozies for sale if you're interested :) With that Barflies, there's one last thing: TELL YOUR FUCKING FRIENDS!!!

Simp Chronicles
New Year , Same Bullshit

Simp Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 63:19


On this episode of the rebranded Lu's World, Luis discusses finally getting the audio to work, The new title and cover art of podcast, Why he chose the new name, Innovative inventions , The audacity of some women , How do sex tapes even get leaked, Sausy Santana , Drunk on New Years, Jake Paul Vs Dana White , Covid buses? Kyrie coming back to the Nets, Antonio brown being a clown , How to make a baby fart ? , Betty white passing and much much more! @lflechajr26 on instagram , @lflechajr on twitter , Drop a 5 star on apple podcasts and a follow on spotify! 

Section 8 No Jutsu
Spiral of Bullshit

Section 8 No Jutsu

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 36:32


The guys come back to discuss fictional names for real world companies and part 2 of the hinamatsuri discussion.

The Strong Life Project Podcast
EP 2124 Stop hiding your ego under thinly veiled bullshit

The Strong Life Project Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 11:36


People see through your bullshit “HUMBLE BRAGGING”.  The post EP 2124 Stop hiding your ego under thinly veiled bullshit appeared first on The Strong Life Project.

Podcast for Two People
The One Where We Sort Of Talk About Deadly Prey (1987) Plus A Bunch Of Other Bullshit

Podcast for Two People

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 103:18


Gonna be real with you guys, this episode is all over the place. There is talk about the film mentioned in the episode title. There is! There is also a bunch of bullshitting in this one. It's basically like a send off to the year of our lort Two Thousand and Twenty One.

Motivation | Health | Self Help with JV Impacts
E1154 | Stop This New Year's Resolution Bull Shit!

Motivation | Health | Self Help with JV Impacts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 9:11


E1154 | Stop This New Year's Resolution Bull Shit! You need to stop this New Year's Resolution Bullshit! Every moment is an opportunity to make a change! Let me tell you that moment when it changed for me! Listen Now! Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping | Promo code 20WARRIORS at MANSCAPED.com Free Discord | https://3twarrior.com/discord49541345 JOIN TODAY! (CRYPTO/MINDSET) | https://3twarrior.com/sales-page-515930741636122245022 3T Warrior Academy YouTube! | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_e0zCKJyBdLYAvTQBgQrPw 3T Labs Gear and Supplements |https://www.3twarriorlabs.com #podcasting #motivation #health #crypto #cryptocommunity #cryptocurrency #fitness #wealth #generationalwealth #investing #entrepreneurship Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fried w/ Jon Reep
FOX Sports' Will Kunkel, Reno Collier's "Legit or Bulls*&@?", Redneck Reviews & Residual Checks!

Fried w/ Jon Reep

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 87:12


In this episode Jon & Stamos get together and talk about their Christmas gifts, Jon reveals he did not actually die (like many of his fans feared), open gifts from super fan Samantha, and then Jon talks to the sports director of FOX 46 Will Kunkel about the downfall of the Carolina Panthers. Then in BEST TRENDS NFL hall of fame coach John Madden passed away and the UCLA Bruins pulled out of the Holiday Bowl just hours before their matchup with North Carolina State was set to take place. After that comedian Reno Collier zooms in to play another round of "Is It Legit or Bullshit"? Jon has to figure out which sports story on this day was true or false. Next up Intern Isiah reviews the 2nd episode of ‘And Just Like' that on HBO. And finally it's time to give money away as the boys play, "How Much Is That Screen Actors Guild Residual Check?” It's another foreign royalty check from Germany and Switzerland.  How much was it? This episode is Charitable Sporty Covid-Free. Join actor/comedian Jon Reep and his crew for COUNTRY-ish, live on YouTube and Facebook Tuesday nights at 8:00pm EST. Jon talks about the latest BEST TRENDS, gets a REDNECK REVIEW of the new "Sex in the City" TV show from Intern Isaiah, plays a round of IS IT LEGIT... OR IS IT BULLS#&@? with RENO COLLIER and talks Panther football with Fox Sports director WILL KUNKEL! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Losing 100 Pounds with Corinne

Of all the questions you could ask yourself about weightloss, What If I Fail is likely the one you ask 100's of times before starting a diet. And it's BULLSHIT! Think about the question. What kind of answer are you going to get? Crappy ones because it's the wrong question. It doesn't lead you toward change, believing in yourself, or even an idea of what to do next. What it DOES is scare your ass like a raccoon in the night when the lights are turned on. You either freeze up or turn and run, hoping not to die. In Episode 248, I'll teach you all about how to "what if" yourself the right way. I'll explain the language to watch out for (and how to stop it). Tell you what to do when you catch yourself in the vortex of negativity. And most important, how to dream a little even if you're scared to imagine losing weight for fear you'll fail. Listen to Episode 248: What If I Fail. It's a must-listen for anyone who is scared they can't lose weight. Get the Free Course here: http://NoBSFreeCourse.com

Speaking The Truth
Tales from covid land

Speaking The Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 6:28


Bullshit covid games --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

BarTop B******t
Episode 70

BarTop B******t

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 74:14


Welcome to this week's BullShit! We start this episode with a Mythbuster- let's get it! (4:32) What Would It Take to change Morgan's diaper? Ya'll get it ALL on this one! (24:38) What Would You Do If you had to put your eyes anywhere but your face? Where would you put them and what would your life be like? (36:02) What's the most painful thing we've ever experienced? What about you??  (52:33) Who Would Win in this Battle Royale fight to the death of these different movie characters of Nicolas Cage? HA- a Nicolas Cage cage fight :P (1:09:28) We're Checkin' the Polls!! Did you vote on our Twitter - BarTop BullShit - last week?? You fuckin better have; but if you didn't, there's still time for you to help the trophy change hands!! (1:13:34) As always... Jon's Bad Joke of the Day!!! Thanks for tuning in- make sure to catch our Facebook Live stream of our weekly Review Time segment. If you missed it, you can check it out on our Facebook or YouTube Page. We drop new podcast episodes on all of your favorite streaming apps every Wednesday, so don't miss it! We have koozies for sale if you're interested :) With that Barflies, there's one last thing: TELL YOUR FUCKING FRIENDS!!!

Yay, Comics!
YC084 Non-Fungible Bullshit

Yay, Comics!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 64:52


Lara und Carlos plaudern über Kino, Fernsehen, Comic-Gewerkschaften, NFTs und haben zwei Comic-Empfehlungen für euch. Links zur Sendung auf http://yaycomics.de

Figuring it Out with Jen
Tis The Season for Joy and Bullshit

Figuring it Out with Jen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 21:27


Ep. 75 Tis The Season for Joy and Bullshit This episode is about Megan Goods failed marriage , LondonondaTrack vs. the Baby Mommas , Megan tha Stallion court case , and 2022 New Years Resolution . Email : jencbookings@gmail.com Tribe information Link to reach Jennifer : https://msha.ke/jenniferrenethedemigodest_ Etsy Store : https://etsy.me/2MXUNaS Instagram & Twitter : @demigodest_

Twelve Pack W/ AJ and Jared
12 Pack Ep 68: Chistmas Bullshit 2 - Electric Boogaloo!

Twelve Pack W/ AJ and Jared

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 121:17


Another year another Christmas episode. This one is one person short as we got to an awfully late start this time around, and old man Johnny couldn't hang. Just 2 hours of shenanigans, laughter and shit talk. Enjoy! (Thankfully Waster John wasnt so much of a factor this year! ) Happy Chrimbus everyone! Make sure you keep your Chrimbus Bush trimmed and wet!

The Strong Life Project Podcast
EP 2113 You do not have time for negative bullshit

The Strong Life Project Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 10:03


If you want to live a happy life you do not have time for any negative bullshit.  The post EP 2113 You do not have time for negative bullshit appeared first on The Strong Life Project.

INTHELOVE
88TH GEN - CONFIDENCE OR BULLSHIT?

INTHELOVE

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 114:59


DISCLAIMER: THIS IS ALL BRO SCIENCE My Preferred Supplements: https://www.tigerfitness.com/?a_aid=5a91cd47701db Get a free WHOOP strap and your first month free when you join with my link: https://join.whoop.com/#/A16AC6 Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alenescobedo/ YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/channel/UCqAoCWIrBmxmH4PXzsStoVA PODCAST: Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inthelove/id1483575523?uo=4 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/64a7zmloCQ7wYQivO9v4wv Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/inthelove Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9kZjdkY2I0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Overcast https://overcast.fm/itunes1483575523/inthelove Pocket Casts https://pca.st/fqa9x250 RadioPublic https://radiopublic.com/inthelove-6Vp5mX --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inthelove/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inthelove/support

BarTop B******t
Episode 69

BarTop B******t

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 106:32


Welcome to this week's BullShit! We decided to have a few segments, but to give the Barflies an extra special episode for Number 69, we decided to stick to an ENTIRE episode of bullshit- we hope you're ready! (1:55) Story Time along with almost an hour and a half of bullshit- let's get it. Make sure you stick around for Jon's Costa Rica story towards the end- you DON'T want to miss it!! (1:24:05) Who Would Win in this Battle Royale fight to the death of Influencers? (1:44:16) As always... Jon's Bad Joke of the Day!!! Thanks for tuning in- make sure to catch our Facebook Live stream of our weekly Review Time segment. If you missed it, you can check it out on our Facebook or YouTube Page. We drop new podcast episodes on all of your favorite streaming apps every Wednesday, so don't miss it! We have koozies for sale if you're interested :) With that Barflies, there's one last thing: TELL YOUR FUCKING FRIENDS!!!

Four For The Road
Episode 83 - Cutting Through Bullshit with Ka-Bar

Four For The Road

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 70:59


Dave, Tragic, and Punk Rock sat down with Ka-Bar, a known bike builder, beer smasher, and road masher from Colorado. Way too many good points to hit in small description box, check it out, especially if you're a vet!

Barnyard Language
Stress and other bullshit w/ Sarah Zastrow of "Throwing Wrenches, Mending Fences"

Barnyard Language

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 82:47


This week we're talking to exercise physiologist and farm stress specialist Sarah Zastrow, from the Throwing Wrenches, Mending Fences podcast.

OLF Podcast
Ep. 236 "Subjective Is Code For Bullshit"

OLF Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 93:50


On this episode the bros discussed the truth being the truth, when did you get motivated and more. Remember to follow us on all platforms @olfpodcast or @outtaleftfield.

Autopod Decepticast: A Weekly Podcast Delivering a Minute-By-Minute Breakdown of the 1986 Transformers Movie.

Here's a fun fact: It's the Christmas Special!!! Greig Tansley! Mike Seibert! Alpha Magnus! Bullshit or Not?! Special Calls: Passive Aggressive Bumblebee! Shockwave and his Chicken Nuggies! Who's the real Jazz?! Starscream needs Olivia Rodrigo tix! Tracks, pleased to meet me! The Ghost of Diminishing Returns! Guadalcanal! Combaticons!! Bruticus!! Devastator!!

Coins and Connections w/Cinquanta Cox-Smith
S7 : E10 Season Finale & Life Update

Coins and Connections w/Cinquanta Cox-Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 24:56


S7 E10: Season Finale & Life Update In this Episode,  I discuss all of the good things that will be happening with the podcast, and in my life. I share news about some income streams. I talk about some goals and plans for the new year. I'm inviting you to shop my Birthday Wishlist, and to watch my unboxing on 1/6 on my YouTube channel. Most of my podcast audio will be uploaded on YouTube throughout the holiday. Last but not least I gave you all a little bit of inspiration to get innovation in the new year to bring some fresh ideas to your life and business.  Birthday Wishlist : https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2VDG04M79TM2W?ref_=wl_share -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Coins And Connections | Books, Business and Bullshit. Learn, Listen and take away Lessons from an ultimate Side Hustler and Business Motivator. Cinquanta is an Author and Entrepreneur that takes you on a journey of discovery, real life situations, interviews, educational content and the most important part is She teaches you how to snatch some coins right from your home and in your spare time.  Subscribe & Share ‼️ Love You More Than I Love This Podcast!  SHOW NOTES :   Sign Up With Printful : bit.ly/PrintfulCC  Podcast & Video Editing Software Descript : descript.com?lmref=vhoeNA  Creative Fabrica : https://www.creativefabrica.com/ref/413424/  Book Bolt : https://bookbolt.io/209.html  IG: instagram.com/cinquantacoxsmith  Twitter : twitter.com/smileyquanta_  Snapchat : smileyquanta  Facebook : Cinquanta Cox-Smith  www.facebook.com/cinquantacoxsmith  Pinterest : Smileyquanta  www.cinquantacoxsmith.com  www.coinsandconnections.com  Email : hello@coinsandconnections.com  Courses: www.gumroad.com/cinquantacoxsmith  Check out my YouTube Channel Here: www.youtube.com/smileyquanta  Want to learn how to self-publish your own book? Order my new Book How To Self-Publish Under $100 Here: http://amzn.to/2cgLu62  Audio Program ©2021 – Coins And Connections, LLC. – All Rights Reserved – No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of Coins And Connections, LLC. Sponsorships: on for this episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coinsandconnections/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/coinsandconnections/support

All Fired Up
Our Bodies Are Magical With The Fat Mystic

All Fired Up

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 57:22


In diet culture it's hard for most of us to feel comfortable in our bodies, let alone LIKE them. But what if it's possible to burst through this thin-ideal bubble and experience the joy, the light, the MAGIC of our bodies? My guest this week, artist and speaker Kathryn Max, has done just that, and you simply MUST hear their story! Kathryn's art is a powerful expression of tenderness, compassion & unconditional body acceptance. It's so beautiful - let's get all fired up with LOVE! Show Transcript Intro: Welcome to All Fired Up. I'm Louise your host, and this is the podcast where we talk all things anti-diet. Has diet culture got you in a fit of rage? Is the injustice of the beauty ideal getting your knickers in a twist? Does fitspo make you want to SPITspo? Are you ready to hurl if you hear one more weight loss tip? Are you ready to be mad, loud and proud? Well, you've come to the right place. Let's get all fired up. Welcome back to the podcast my delicious diet culture dropouts. Thank you so much for tuning in for yet another intriguing, deep dive down the anti-diet rabbit hole. I want to start with huge love to you all and thank you for continuing to listen and support this podcast, which as you know, is completely produced and put out by me on my lonesome, alongside a whole lot of editing. And I really appreciate your messages of love and support, especially during this year where things have become pretty rocky with getting the podcast out in a predictable way, I'm really pumped about 2022, and I've got big things of what I can't wait to share with you next year. But in the meantime, I really appreciate your listening. And if you love the All Fired Up podcast, help get the message out there by rating and reviewing. A five star review is always good, wherever you get your podcasts or preferably maybe with apple podcasts, because I'm really trying to target that. The more this message gets out, the more likely it is that diet culture falls onto its knees and I can go off and become a florist like I've always wanted. And if something about diet culture is pissing you off, let's get it off your chest, send it to me. Send your rage straight into my inbox - louise@untrapped.com.au. Tell me what's bugging you. It could be something that happening in your local community, could be a diet that's getting pushed in your social media or just something that you've heard around the traps that's really getting up your nose about living in diet culture. I want to hear it. I'm your agony aunt for all things diet, so send that to my email address. Free stuff, alert who doesn't love stuff that's for free. I have amazing E-Book called Everything you've Been Told About Weight Loss is Bull Shit, and that was co-written with the glorious Dr. Fiona Willer, dietician and amazing podcaster from the Unpacking Weight Science podcast. In this classic resource, we have stuff that's full of fun facts to help you push back against diet culture's bullshit. Essentially, we bust top 10 myths about the relationship between weight and health. And we give you heaps of scientific articles and resources and overviews, giving you the truth about the relationship between weight and health and just how much bullshit is being fed to us. It's an excellent resource. It's completely free. You can download it from the Untrapped website, untrapped.com.au. I encourage you, if you haven't already got a copy, to grab it and share as far and wide as possible; friends, family, health professionals, everyone needs to hear this message. More free stuff. If you have been living in diet culture and you find that you have found it difficult to be at ease in your body - ie. if you're a human living in diet culture, this eCourse called Befriending your Body is completely free. It's created by me and in it I send you an email once a day for 10 days. And it's like a little love letter to you every day for 10 days, giving you some small messages of self-compassion and practices of self-compassion, which are all designed to help you start looking at your body through a different lens, through the lens of compassion, support, friendship, appreciation, respect, and liberation. The befriending your Body eCourse is really easy, it doesn't take too much time out of your day, and as I said, it's completely free. So if you're tired of struggling and you're looking for something completely different and something pretty urgent; this can be with you in seconds. All you need to do to download the Befriending your Body eCourse is go to my Insta, which is untrapped_au and click on the link in the bio and you will see the Befriending your Body eCourse sitting there waiting to befriend you. Huge hello and big love to everyone in the Untrapped online community. Without Untrapped this podcast wouldn't be able to be produced. Untrapped is an online masterclass in the art of everything anti-diet. And it was co-created by me and 11 other health professionals working in this space. It's an incredible program. Very comprehensive, all online so you can do it at your own pace. And in it, we go through all kinds of stuff like recognizing and waking up from die-culture bull shit, reconnecting in with your body signals and repairing your relationship with food, with your body and with moving your body joyful ways. One of my favorite aspects of the Untrapped masterclass is the online community that we've created. We've been running since 2017. Can you believe it? And we have built up this incredible group of people we meet every week in a Q and A, and we've completely bonded. And I think most of the power of Untrapped is in this community. So if you are looking for a change and if you don't want to do it on your own, think about joining us in Untrapped. You can find out more from looking at untrapped.com.au and we would absolutely love to have you. So, on with the show, my guest this week, oh my gosh. I mean, this is a completely mind-blowing episode that I hope that you've got somewhere nice to relax and really take some time to absorb the awesomeness of what you're about to hear. So look, it's Christmas time, diet culture bull shit, no matter where you live on the planet, it's at an all time high at this time of year, the pressure is on. It is high season for the weight loss industry. And look, we are all feeling a little bit more fragile than usual, thanks to the ongoing bull shit of this year and living with this COVID pandemic. So it's been a complete mind-fuck, and look, you know, you all know how much I love to rant and complain about diet culture, but I think we need a bit of love, and that's what this episode is all about. In this Christmas season, let's pivot into something completely different. So my guess this week, Kathryn, formally Kathryn Hack, now known as Kathryn, or you might know her on Instagram as fat_mystic_art or Fat Mystic. This is an amazing human. Kathryn is a fat liberated artist and speaker, and they, sorry. And they are the pronouns. They have many intersecting identities including being fat, queer, disabled, poly, ADHD, lipedema and ex-evangelical. Are you fascinated? Because I certainly was completely fascinated by this human, when I saw their art in their Instagram feed. It took my breath away and like kind of hit me in many areas as you're going to hear about in our conversation. So, I really don't have more words and I don't want to give anything away, but I think your mind will be blown by this amazing episode interview individual. So without further ado, I give you me and the glorious Kathryn. Louise: So Kathryn, thank you so much for coming on the show. Kathryn: I'm very happy to be here, Louise. Thank you for having me. Louise: So tell me what's firing you up. Kathryn: Well, interestingly, I would say that being fired up, hasn't really been my lived experience recently with whether it's diet culture or any kind of oppressive systems. They definitely can feel discouraging, but I have a really deep practice of self-compassion. And what I have observed is that the more I live in a state of grace with myself, the more I am kind and consistently really gentle with myself, it's almost effortless for me to extend that kind of grace and compassion to other people while also having good boundaries. So I don't let people mistreat me because I live in a fat body or disabled body or because I'm queer or any of the identities that I live within. And yet, I don't feel fire about it. I don't feel anger exactly. I feel yeah, real contentment and peace and this journey and where it's brought me. And I feel a lot of joy in my life and the grace to handle the challenges that come in living in the body I live in. Louise: My goodness. Okay, everyone wants to know what cocktail is this self-compassion. This is so interesting. So you said you've got a really deep practice of self-compassion and that's what got you to this place of not being unimpacted, but not being affected in a negative way. Kathryn: And I think sometimes I might still be affected, but it's just that self-compassion is such an effective tool, that even if something does impact me negatively, I'm able to be present with that emotion with a deep resource of compassion and care, and so it just doesn't damage me. Like, I'll sort of let this emotion move through me. I'll feel it. I won't deny it. I won't suppress it. I definitely don't shove it down in my body like I used to. I just feel it, I'm present with it and then it sort of moves through. So the deep practice started a little while after I was first introduced to the fat liberation movement. It was intellectual information to me that, oh wow, some people are living in fat bodies and they're like, yeah, I'm fat, so what? And I was like, whoa, that was a revolutionary idea to me. I've lived in a fat body since puberty and I felt shame about it my whole life. Around the same time that I learned about fat liberation, I was also diagnosed with a chronic illness. The name of my chronic illness is lipedema. It's progressive, there's no cure for it, and it contributes to the size and shape of my body. It's understood to be a fat disorder, and it happens to accelerate during major hormonal changes. So most humans who have this experience, they see the onset around puberty. And then during childbearing years, during pregnancy specifically, there can be significant advancements, and then again around menopause. My experience was that I lived in a smaller but fat body for most of my life. And then after I had two kids, about 21 months apart, my body really changed radically. It impacted my mobility, I took up a lot more space in the world. And for the first several years, there was an incredible amount of shame there. Louise: I guess that built on the shame from puberty, you said like it had been there anyway. When were you diagnosed with lipedema? Kathryn: I was diagnosed in 2016. Louise: Okay, so that's fairly recent. Kathryn: It is actually. And that's kind of a fascinating thing. Like, I talk a lot on my art page about how much my life has changed, thanks to reconnect with my body and healing my relationship with my body. I would say that self-compassion is what helped do that. So first it was sort of the information, like there's humans out there and these brilliant activists that are brilliant feminist thinkers and like helping me to get new information about whether or not I'm allowed to exist as I am. I also want to say that humans in the disability justice movements are just so brilliant in how they articulate that dignity is not condition and ought not be. So, that was all really, really helpful information. And then what happened is I was able to apply the information by compassion, you know, like learning how to just sit with myself and feel my feelings and validate them and then genuinely out loud saying to myself, like "Kathryn, I'm so sorry." And then I'd be really specific; "I'm so sorry you don't deserve love because of the body you live in." And intellectually, I knew that sentence wasn't accurate, but in my body it felt true somewhere. And so, I would just acknowledge these things that were sort of limiting beliefs. And it was a limiting belief. I absolutely am worthy of love in the body I inhabit. And as I started to offer that specific lie, compassion and heal the pain that it caused, I suddenly was in relationships where I felt really loved and seen and valued and desired, and so it changed literally everything living in my body. Louise: How did you learn about self-compassion? Kathryn: Well, you know, it's interesting; it really first started with, with my body. So learning about fat liberation, I was reading everything I could get my hands on. And then also, I just am a very spiritually curious person. I spent most of my life inside Christian theologies. I was an ordained pastor for about a decade. And then I left that worldview because it was more and more confining, and I started to feel - even though I had sort of these incredible spiritual experiences, what I would now say is I think that divine doesn't care about dogma. I feel like the divine is willing to engage with us no matter where we are. And it really, really doesn't care about any dogma that we may bring into our desire to connect with whatever is out there, so as a Christian, and I was a Pentecostal Evangelical Fundamentalist Christian. Louise: Wow. Kathryn: Yeah, that's a mouthful, but yeah. And it's really rigid thinking, but also there's this Pentecostal element that is very metaphysical. There are a lot of interesting experiences. Things like speaking in tongues or getting sling in the spirit. And I had had an incredible experience after experience, after experience of feeling a sensation of being completely loved and accepted by what I would now call is just the divine or the universe, that something benevolent that loves me exists. And now I would even say like I'm part of it, like we're all sort of connected as consciousness, you know? I'm still very spiritual and I like to refer to myself as a Woo-Woo Bitch these days. Are we allowed to swear on this podcast? Louise: We encourage swearing on this podcast. Absolutely. Kathryn: That makes me happy. That was one of the first things that showed up when I stopped being a fundamentalist is I was aware of how much I had edited my language. And now swearing is my fucking favorite thing to do. Louise: It's my fucking favorite thing to do too. It's expressive. Kathryn: It is, and it feels freeing to me. So my body started to slow down kind of dramatically. I had had this outpatient surgery that was supposed to be a quick in and out kind of thing. And I had an incision rip and it meant that I was like literally in bed for about six or eight weeks. And then I finally am better enough that I can move around a bit, and then I immediately get vertigo. And it fascinating because in that particular window, I felt like my body was saying, "Kathryn, we're going to sit you the fuck down. We've got something to tell you." And it was an incredibly powerful time in my life where I stopped limiting my spiritual curiosity to what was sort of acceptable within Christian circles. And by that point, I was already no longer a fundamentalist, but I was still attending like a more liberal-minded Christian Church. And the person I was married to was a pre-devout kind of more liberal Christian. But I knew that Christianity was really important to them and our marriage. And it turned out if I allowed my evolution to take me beyond Christianity, that that relationship would end, and that is what ended up happening. But my body working so I could stop participating in culture, really. And I had two small kids, it was a really strange time. They had just kind of fend for themselves a bit more than their peers, because I just couldn't function. And my brain was like - my spirit, my brain, whichever was just curious. And we have like this amazing technology and our hands, and so I just was following my curiosity. Eventually, I mean, it took me lots of places. Like I did a little time of like, oh, I'm curious about tarot cards. And so I looked into that and then I was like, oh, I want to learn about like all of our chakras, and I even bought some like stones to like, you know. I took one of the online quizzes that talked about like, which one of my chakras needs more attention, you know, that's my clothes, I need to work on that. And so it was like a game. It was like fun. It was just following my curiosity. And in that space where I was just following anything that was shiny, I was reading more and more about self-compassion. And there was this very specific practice that I had read about and learned about that I started doing and telling my friends about and it was this thing where you literally say out loud to yourself, I'm so sorry. And then you be as specific as you can about the belief, even though intellectually, you know it may not true, but the painful thought and you just say, I'm so sorry, and you just hold space for yourself. And I don't know how it works, except that it does work and it just shifted those painful things. They just were allowed to move through me. Louise: Yeah. I love that because you're bringing like mindful kindness to the beliefs and thoughts that are happen in the moment, so I'm so sorry that you just thought, oh, I'm so disgusting. Kathryn: Yeah. Louise: And so you're pausing, you're not letting it kind of just sink in, and you're apologizing to yourself - so powerful. Kathryn: And it's really been the most affected, I would say, on the old beliefs that have sort of been sneaky. We've been very programmed by the cultures we grew up in. That's why fat phobia is so rampant, you know, anti-fat is everywhere. It it's like a global phenomenon that fatness is bad. That's kind of fascinating. What the hell? Louise: The world is wrong and fat is bad. Kathryn: Yeah. But actually, and I think that's so interesting, and one of the things I really love about the fat community is that we are an international global group of humans, that are going to push back on this really stupid presumption that our bodies are wrong. And I don't know, it creates this really interesting energy of when you choose your own inner knowledge over the projected information. It is powerful. It's an empowering transition. And so, you turn the volume up of your own inner space, above the chatter of culture and you start to realize, you can do whatever the fuck you want. You can have whatever. Louise: You can wear what you want, you can have sex, you can enjoy hell out of yourself. Kathryn: It's all of it. Absolutely. Louise: For how long has life felt like that for you? Kathryn: It just keeps getting better and better and better. So, when I was experiencing that period of time where I was recovering from surgery and then ended up with vertigo, that was like, it felt like explosions, like my body expanded and my brain and my spirit was expanding. And I'd had this sort of metaphysical experience where I had this profound sensation that my physical body that was inhabiting was an allegory to this spirit size I was meant to embody in this. And I don't actually even talk about that that much, but it was huge in shifting my thinking about like whether or not my body was allowed. And not only is it allowed, it's powerful. When people see me, it's not hard to see that I am also quite free, but I live in a body that we're used to people seeing shame. Walk around in bodies like mine and they there's just shame. I's hard not to, because of how much conditioning we've been taught about fat, but I just don't have that. I don't have that energy. And so, people interact with me and I'm not easy to forget. Louise: Do people just not know what to do with you if you don't kind of obey that is not expected shame. Kathryn: I don't know if they... I'm not having those kinds of conversations with strangers. The humans are that are close to me, like they just see me. I'm a full human person. I do have this deep spiritual practice, but like I have hard days too and I have sad days and I reach out for support when I need it. I get frustrated with my kids and I complain about that. So yeah, it's just the humans that are in my life really see me. And then when I'm out in the world, I just don't live. I just am not anticipating. I remember living in a way where I anticipated hostility for the body I lived in and I felt hostility. Now I just don't anticipate hostility directed towards me. It just doesn't occur to me anymore. I don't know how, except that it was all this self-compassion, but this very dramatic shift is, can move through the world and I'm not anticipating hostility. I just assume that I get to be treated with the amount of dignity and love and care that I treat myself with. And if that doesn't happen to be the case where someone doesn't treat me the way I want to or expect to be treated, it just doesn't wreck me like it would've before. It just is like, oh, that's an anomaly. Like, I'm sorry, that person, they must be having a rough time. Like, how sad that they would feel the need to project their shit onto me. It's very clear to me that that's theirs. It's not shit my. I'm good. Louise: Oh, that's it, right? Because the self-compassion has kind of sunk in and made you kind of unstoppable. Kathryn: And what's funny is like unstoppable how, because I have a lot of limitations living in my body. I have a lot of limitations moving through the world. Like, my body doesn't fit in most public seating. I've had to do the both end of doing this internal work of, I know that I'm allowed to exist in the world with full dignity and I'm also someone ADHD, and so sometimes I have low executive functioning. Which means, I can be overwhelmed with the amount of extra labor that's required for me to like, make sure that that restaurant I want to go to with my friends is going to have seating that's going to work for my body. And so, I've been able to like my circle of friends and people I date, I've been able to invite them into this sort of tender space of, hey, would you actually help do some of the labor here? And I was pretty tentative about it at first because it felt really vulnerable, and they were so happy to. They were just so happy to. They were like, "That is okay Kathryn, we love your presence in our life. And of course, we're going to try to streamline this and make it less hard for you. You shouldn't have to work this hard, just go out and be in the world." Yeah, and so it is the both end. Both things are at once; I am unstoppable and this world is still not built for, to welcome a body like mine, I have to do in a lot of extra labor. Louise: Which is terrifically difficult, but how nice that you can like share this with friends who will then go out and advocate and take care of everything alongside you; you don't have to do it on your own. Kathryn: Yeah. It's a really beautiful thing. I think the work of getting free and liberation is an internal spiritual work. And then what happens is we get to see it lived out in human relationships because we are social creatures and it's got to be the both end. We're not meant to be alone, most of us aren't. And so, yeah, and then that was just a really - that took some compassion too. It was very tender when I first started saying out loud to my circles, like I want to be out in the world a little more and I'm noticing I'm saying no to invitations because it will be too hard. And then I'm like, oh, actually I can ask for help. Turns out, asking for help is its own kind of superpower. And culturally again, especially in Western cultures, we have been taught not to do that. Louise: Yeah. Don't impose on people, don't have needs, don't... that's terrific. Out of interest, who were the fat liberation people that you read for inspiration? Who your community now that you...? Kathryn: Let's see. So Sonya Renee Taylor's work was really impactful to me and the book, The Body's not an Apology. I really liked what I read from the author who wrote Shrill and now Lindsay-Anne Baker, The Will author. I can't remember her first name. Louise: I can't remember it either. Kathryn: Yeah. And then I just started following like the hashtags on Instagram. Instagram was really helpful in my evolution as well, because I love how you can just follow hashtags, like disability justice and fat liberation, haze, so all of that was really impactful. So it became like this big, beautiful soup of just taking in everything that was sort of out there and allowing it to change how I thought about things. Louise: I love that; a big, beautiful soup, because Instagram can also be like a treacherous shark infested ocean. Kathryn: The thing is like curating our feed too. I mean, it can be. But I think that internet has served me so well because social media is can reflect back to us our own energy sometimes. And whatever you're drawn to are attracted to you, you can unfollow and start following the stuff that makes you actually feel good, so it doesn't have to be that. It doesn't have to be that. Louise: No, I love my little haze bubble that I have on Insta and social media, speaking of which that's how I found you. Because I think I was scrolling through Being Nourished, their feed, Hilary and Dana and I saw this amazing picture of lady and it was just lit up with flowers and it was glowing, like literally like no shit glowing. And I was like, I just stopped. And I'm like, that is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. So since then, I was trying to find it and I couldn't find out anywhere. And then I found you and looked through your feed and your art and it was like how I think self-compassion looks like in art. I can't explain it very well, but it's like it moved me in my body. It was so beautiful see. And that's why I kind of tracked you down and finally found the beautiful painting, which is going to be up in my new office. Which ironically the new office is called Flourish at [unclear27:54]. Kathryn: Wow. Louise: And then the idea is that it's a big, beautiful like greenhouse full of plants and growth and beginning for people. And so, I wanted to feel it full of like art that showed that. That painting that I had seen is called Flourishing, so I can't wait to put it up there. I just want to talk about your art because it's just like a mind bogglingly awesome. How long have you been doing it? Kathryn: Not that long. I started really making body art, figurative art in 2018. I was sort of dabbling in 2017. I was sort of experimenting. I was 38. I'm 44, almost 44 now, but I was 38 before I could even call myself an artist. It just was things were, again, we have these limiting ideas sometimes. Like the idea that I was an artist felt so gatekeepy, like I wasn't fancy, I'm just up hot. Yeah, so I was 38 and I was like, oh my God, I've been calling myself crafty my whole life. But like the truth is, is that I am an artist. And then when, like I said, I describe how in the same window of time I had this lipedema diagnosis, this chronic illness and there's no cure, so my body will continue to evolve. And then they're just like, by the way, all of our bodies are continuing to evolve. We're in a constant change. And then fat liberation, that I was allowed to take space and have the body I lived in and I needed a way to marry these two ideas just to make peace with the fact that this is a reality of my life. My body is going to stay this way and progress. So up until that point, I just constantly was believing that like someday I would lose all the weight, you know, like most of us think, you know? So I had to decide, nope, if that never happens for me, I'm going to live my best life. So making art was the bridge and it was like, I wanted to see myself depicted beautifully in art and media, and so I just started playing around with it. And it's interesting because you know, you referenced the image flourishing and you said painting, it's actually not really a painting. It's digital. Louise: It's digital. I have no idea when it comes. Kathryn: We have these iPhones, and there's all these apps on there. I literally make all this art on my phone. Sometimes I like the aesthetic of mixed media, and so sometimes I'll do like mixed media art, like an abstract sort of thing. And then I can like take a photo of it and I can layer it into a silhouette. But yeah, we have all this software now where you can just like take a photo and then like strip away everything that's not the silhouette, and then I can layer and layer and layer. I can create a background, I can do all these things. I can just pull an image in and out of like 16 different phone apps, you know? And it was just plates. Something I can do while laying down and it doesn't require any art supplies that my kids are going to make a fucking mess out of. Louise: That is exciting. Kathryn: And it really helped me get into a state of flow where I could be like listening to an audio book and then like playing on my phone, making something beautiful. Here's the other interesting thing is that, in like summer of 2018, I started my Instagram and I was like, I'm going to make new art every day. I'm going to post something every single day, and I did that for six months straight. And there is really something powerful about adding creativity to whatever our work is. Like, what are you working on in your life human? Like, what's the thing that is asking for your attention, right? Is it body issue stuff, then find a creative outlet for that. It could be poetry. It could be writing short stories. It can be visual arts. It could be clay. I have this sculpture of myself that I made with, oh, I wonder if I can remember their name. There's this other, like the activist who I think is from Australia, actually. Louise: Yes, yes. And my God, what is happening to my brain? It's 6:00 AM. Ashley Bennett. It's Ashley Bennett from at bodyimage_therapist. Kathryn: She's delightful, and it was really fun to go to her class in San Francisco. And a bunch to us were in there with clay molding our own forms. And it was powerful to lovingly touch this clay, to like fill in where all of these fat roles are, you know, the volume of my big belly. It was just powerful. So whatever creative outlet attracted to, adding creativity to whatever your work is, somehow I think unleashes huge amounts of energy. It just opens us up in ways that I don't think just thinking about things could ever. Louise: I think you've nailed it. You're regularly visiting that place and reinforcing it, but just sort of intuitively finding this way of doing it. It shines out of it. I don't think I've seen art before, which embodies self-compassion, this stuff that you've done, I just love it. And I love how you've paired it with compassionate phrases, like be gentle with you. Kathryn: Yeah. Louise: And I love fat-trans queer loved, just full of love. It's too just incredible. And I particularly, yeah, I'll just keep blushing if I keep looking. I just encourage everyone to go and look at it. So this is really like a love story of you and your body. Kathryn: Well, okay. So maybe, right. My relationship, my body meant that my spiritual worldview shifted a great deal. How I interact with the world around me changed. It also meant that I ended a long term marriage that wasn't exactly a terrible marriage or anything, it's just we didn't resonate with each other anymore. I was no longer a Christian, that was really important to him. And as soon as I knew that that marriage was over, I was like, oh my God, I'm queer. Of course, I am. How did I not know that? You know? And so I spent so many decades in purity culture, I just was prohibited from exploring my own sexuality. And so, one of the things about being a late bloomer is the temptation to feel like a I've missed out on a lot of stuff. And again, like I felt all those feelings. I gave myself a lot of compassion. It would've been amazing to be having lots of gay sex when I was in my twenties, but that wasn't my experience. And so the cool thing is, is that I get to be a sexual being today in the body that I have, but as also as a person who's incredibly self-aware who is great communication skills, who is emotionally intelligent. And so, I'm navigating dating almost as if I'm a preteen or a teenager, but also I have all of this wealth of internal self-knowledge and self-compassion. Louise: So that's good make it like much more enjoyable than usual teen experiences. Kathryn: I'm having a fucking blast, yeah. And not that every date I go on is amazing. A lot of them are amazing. I'm also very interested in nontraditional relationship models, so I'm practicing solo polyamory. Another interesting thing to read about is something called relationship anarchy, which is just brilliant. It's just asking us to challenge all of these beliefs about what relationships are supposed to be and gender roles and like expectations we might have on a dynamic with another person. You actually get to invent that; you and that person get to make that up as you go, it gets to serve both of you, and it can be like anything you want it to be. I love that. I love the freedom of turning everything on its head. There's no external expectations on what my relationship with any one person needs to be. I get to decide that. They get to decide that with me. So yeah. Right out of the gate, you know, I came out as queer during the pandemic and then once enough of us were vaccinated, I'm out here dating, dating a lot. I'm having a good time. Louise: It's not easy to date in a pandemic. Wow, this is all so new. You're riding the wave. Kathryn: I'm riding this very big wave. Also one of the things that I've learned is that scarcity is a capitalist construct, and it fucks us up pretty bad, but we apply scarcity to everything. We definitely apply it to dating and it just doesn't feel true anymore. Like, people are coming out to the fucking woodwork to be like, hey, how you doing, can we date? And I'm like, yeah, let's go on date. Me and the body I inhabit, I'm a desired person that feels amazing. That feels amazing. Louise: Wow. That is the power of not limiting yourself. And that's the other kind of word that came to mind looking at your art is abundance. Kathryn: Yeah. Yeah. It feels so much better to live in this space. And I want to be really careful to say, it's not that I am in an elated state of being constantly. I really do have access to this like really high, high frequency sensation of joy and pleasure and abundance. But also, I still am inhabiting a human body that has chronic pain, that experiences big fatigue. I've had relationships end in a way that really hurt my feelings. And I've been afraid of things here and there too, you know? And so, it's just that in those times now I don't judge myself harshly. I can experience very, very big fatigue and just decide that everything I wanted to get done that day isn't going to get done and I'll go home and I will just rest and do whatever I need to do to get through that particular window. Louise: What would you offer yourself then? How do you stay compassionate in a moment like that? Kathryn: Well, what's interesting is that that's taken a while because I remember even just, I don't know, eight months ago I would have a fatigue spell and sometimes they would last up to like five days where it was just super hard to function for days. And the first day or two, I could be like, that's all right, I'm just going to roll with it. And then if it went on beyond that, it would start to feel scary because our brains have a tendency to be like, oh my God, this is my life now. And what I started to see though, was on the other side of a hard window, I felt more free somehow. And I don't know how to explain that. Sometimes we go through a hard time and then coming up out of it, there's just some kind of lift. And that had happened enough times that I started to trust it. So several weeks ago I had a rough spell and I didn't have that panic feeling. I just remembered like, oh, I've been through this before, like on the other side, I'm just going to feel more powerful. So in the time while I'm experiencing it, while I feel like really low energy, I just lay down as I needed to. My body is like, this is what's going to happen, this is how much rest we need and stop trying to qualify it. Like, I feel like I rest more than any human I've ever met, and I'm like, what? Really? More? How much more could I need? And my body's like, it doesn't need to be qualified like that. Like it's not about comparing it to other people, like you're going to need to lay down and rest somewhere. And so then I just keep myself occupied by listening to audio books or playing on my phone or meditating or whatever I want to do. That's a really powerful thing too. I stopped doing things that I was supposed to do. I literally only do what I want to do. Louise: I love this. Kathryn: There's some amount of privilege that comes with that. Like I'm separated, so I don't have to live with my ex anymore, but I was a stay-at-home parent before. And so, with child support and whatnot, I still get to like live as a stay-at-home parent and I have my art that I do and other things occupy my day and my time. I'm not needing to work 40 hours a week in order to live in the world, so I recognize that as a great privilege I get to have. But that being said, I still think being free on the inside is what's making me free. You know what I mean? Louise: Yeah, much more. I remember being at one of Hilary and Dana's retreats in 2016 and talking about how like... it was for embodiment, to be an embodied practitioner. About trying to get out of like the crowded city of our brain and down into the wilderness of our body - uncharted territory. And I remember us talking about that's where the freedom is, it's down there and it's not verbal, it's sort of felt. Kathryn: Yeah. And I would say that - like I said, I've been explaining who I am as a person, as someone who's quite spiritual, and that's true. But what I started to see is that in some spiritual communities, they would talk down about the body. They would say like, oh, this meat sack that we're in, you know, like your body is not who you really are, you are not your body. And I don't agree with that at all. I think our bodies are fucking magic. They hold so much intense wisdom. They will talk to us and teach us things. Our bodies have held all of our trauma our whole lives; just held it, just waiting for us to be ready to look at it again. And it has only ever been kind to us. And even when it's not working well or there's pain or any of those things, it's not out to get you, it's just trying to get your attention. And when we can turn into it and listen and believe that it's our friend I feel like it's multiverses within ourselves, like unending amounts of wisdom and love and compassion all in this physical form that we inhabit. Even if you just think about DNA, like our fucking DNA is ancient. You know what I mean? There's studies that talk about how like trauma can be passed down in your DNA. Like the stories that your body has, it's way more powerful than we give it credit for often. And so when we live our lives, we're not ruled completely by our minds, but we actually get to make decisions based on how does it feel in my body when I think about doing this thing? If we literally do the things that only make our body feel like, ah, expansive and open and relaxed, oh my God, your life will change. If you're constantly doing things to your body's like, "Oh, dread, dread, I don't want to, I'm going to make myself." Nope, nope, it doesn't serve you. Louise: This is an amazing conversation. I knew this would be an amazing conversation. There's so much in everything that you are saying, and it's learning how to do that I think that's difficult for people. Because like you said, we're so kind of stuck in our heads and so scared, and often I think it's that fear response that's in our body that stops us getting down or trauma cuts us off. So it is really interesting that you come to it in your late thirties and you come to it in a moment, like when your body just sort of calls it a day almost and says, oh, lie down for a few weeks, you're going to have to just be with me. Kathryn: Yeah. There's an account. I follow on Instagram called The Nap Ministry. And I can't remember who is in charge of it, but this really powerful black woman. And I just want to say too, like as a white woman in the privilege that I embody there, like the kind of freedom that I get to live in is absolutely because of the work of black women and fems and indigenous people. Like, I'm really grateful for all the labor and the work that they've done to help kind of illuminate the path forward. So this particular person who has the Instagram, The Nap Ministry, they just blew my mind when they talked about like rest as revolution. Capitalism has really indoctrinated us with the idea that our worth is connected to our labor or our productivity. And then we live in systems that you literally can't live unless you do labor for often someone else. And that's really wrong. Human beings are not designed for that. That's a system that we all have grown up in and it's impacted how we think about ourselves. There was a time where human beings existed without having to go to work and labor in order to just stay alive. So to nap, napping being resistance to those capitalist ideas was a revolutionary idea to me. And that rest was how we honored all the people that went before us that weren't allowed to rest. And it absolutely - I really do credit my body stopping working and requiring so much rest with my ability to disconnect with these systems that control our thinking. You know what I mean? So I was out in the world less because in my bed napping more. And what that meant is I was spending more time in my own energy and the things that I was just naturally feeling curious about. And then I could follow my curiosity to the next step and the next step. In a spirit paradigm, you might say like your higher self is always going to guide you towards enlightenment if that resonates with you. But I would also say that my body had a very key role in that. My body was the one that arrested me and got my attention, my body demanded rest and I said, okay. And before I said, okay, I spent years pushing through like most of us do. You like buckle in, you like buck up, you push through and that's stupid. We don't have to do that anymore. You know what I mean? The idea that you were good because you hurt your body in order to achieve some task is really stupid. We don't have to do that anymore. We don't have to hurt ourselves anymore. We can be kind to ourselves. Rest is revolutionary. Louise: I love that. Absolutely love that. And I think especially now, you know, the last two years have been pretty shit for most people on the planet. And I don't know if this happened over there, but as we are coming out here in Australia, there's a lot of like exhaustion and a lot of anxiety coming back into, and fear of what's going to happen next step. People do need to rest more. We can get these messages, like you said, from the structures and systems that we need to kind of pull up our socks and lose the COVID kilos and, you know, whatever. And I'm finding for my clients that that kind of message like let's get back to normal, just doesn't resonate as much, is maybe we've had a bit more time to spend in reflection. Kathryn: Normal was very toxic. It really was. Normal has never been good or kind to human individuals. It has served these systems that are oppressive and that's all. And I think the pandemic forcing most of us to slow down to some degree, it means that we get to become disillusioned with how it was really shit before too. And no, not fucking going back to that. No, thank you. No, we're going to have to create something new. A lot of the kind of things that I'm listening to and reading about now is all anti-capitalist stuff. And the idea that we're in late stage capitalism is a pretty widespread idea at this point. And so, how we going to cope with that? How are we going to cope end of capitalism? Those of us who are adults now are probably, I don't know that it's going to be easy or fun. And again, that's why we have to do the internal work of like, I'm actually, okay no matter what, I'm going to be okay, and I'm going to be really fucking gentle with myself, because I don't know what the future holds. And sometimes uncertainty can be very scary. And again, we can offer ourselves compassion for that, but the truth is the more I live in a state of genuine compassion for myself, I'm very present in this exact moment and you know, that's a spiritual practice that most of us had heard about like be present, be present in it; it didn't resonate until I started to live in a state of compassion. And it's not that I'm trying to be present; I just am. I just am here. I'm just present with myself because I'm so kind to myself. I don't have to escape into the future to think it'll be better then. Oh my God, I've spent years thinking it'll be better then, when my body is smaller - I would escape in the future all the time. I don't do that anymore. My life is beautiful because I am so fucking kind to myself. And when I am this kind to myself, somehow the world is just way less hostile. And it doesn't mean there's not still a ton of unknowns; I'm just not afraid of the unknown anymore. Louise: You're amazing. That everything you just said is just brilliant - so inspiring. No matter what, just keep doing what you're doing, because you are like your art. You're just like glowing. It's amazing. Kathryn: Thank you. And the thing that I kind of want to reiterate is like, I know I can speak eloquently about some of these things. I am very human too, right? There's the both end. But if I can come to this state of being, that means it's available, like the amount of freedom that I get to live in. I realized a long time ago that I kind of wanted to be of service to the world in some way, you know, I was in vocational ministry, and the world who I was a part of really made perpetuate to this savior complex. And then I had religious trauma and I had like childhood trauma and I was definitely someone who was codependent for a lot of years, was codependent in my relationship with my spouse. And I feel like I've lived a very normal life, but I've started to taste freedom, and then the freedom just brought more freedom. And then that freedom brought even greater freedom. And so, I would very much like to say that existing as I am in the world now, it feels like it's accessible to people. Like being alive and free in the body inhabit might convince someone else that, oh my God, what if I could be more free too? And now I no longer feel like it's my job to save anyone. It's just not. Like, I really trust people on their journey. I trust you to follow your own curiosity and see what path that takes you on. But I being free in the world, I think perpetuates the idea that freedom is available to all of us. Louise: Yeah. And I think that's why it's so lovely to speak to you, and to know that this conversation gets the listen to by so many people. I think this part like of like finding that freedom through self-compassion, connected to your body specifically and inhabiting - I think that's really tough for a lot of people, and that's a bit that we can get stuck on. Like, we can kind of talk about I love fat liberation, and I love haze, and I love anti-diet, but I still don't feel okay in my body. Like I still can't really accept it, let alone inhabit it, let alone feel freedom in it, let alone expand. What you're talking about is I guess, perseverance with that compassion until it doesn't feel like an innate trick, but it feels like it's the portal and then you just sort of go down and inhabit. Kathryn: Yeah. And our brains do change, right? So, like it's the default. It wasn't always, it took some time and I didn't make myself do it. Like, this was really born out of when I realized I was only going to do what I wanted to do. And so, my meditative practice is really like when I'm laying my bed, I'll just take some deep breaths and I'll let my brain just sort of wander. I don't like any kind of dogma or high structure at all. Some of that might be PhD, but also I spent decades in a lot of fundamentalism and so there was so much dogma. So, this is me sort of pushing all the way to the other extreme and it has served me. And I think the big message for anyone who's listening would be like, find out what serves you by following your curiosity and what you actually want. Sometimes we don't even know what we want because we're not embodied enough. But then you can try this little fun game of like think of something that you might want and then see how it feels in your body. Does it feel expansive? When you take a breath, do you feel like room or does it feel tight? And so, then we start to ask our body questions. Our body has our own individual truth. It really, really does. And what happens is you start to check in with your body more and more. Then you are sort of guided in your life. Eventually, it's not something you have to think about; it just happens. And then you will lead yourself to whatever is your best life. Louise: That is so cool. It's like the difference between thinking and knowing in your body, it's that language of knowing in your body or not the language, but it's that experience of knowing in your body that when [unclear52:02]. That is a cool trick. Kathryn: Yeah. They live in concert now, you know, so like our brains have been very subject to conditional cultural programming. Our brains are really susceptible to that because human beings want to belong and society tells you, these are the things you got to do to belong. And so you want to belong so you conform, right? And then when you are not in relationship with your body, again, that's why anti-fatness is such a destructive force because it separates us from our body, and it makes controlling your body the objective, and your body is not to be controlled. It's just to be loved and enjoyed and to be honored. So yeah, I think there's a lot of different ways we can just very gently, it doesn't have to happen overnight, but just a little to check in, like you just happen to be eating a meal and you just realize, oh, I'm going to take some deep breaths. I'm going to breathe really deep into my belly. And I'm going to experience this one bite of food and just relish every bit of pleasure. I'm going to feel it go down into my body. And then you you'll start to see you'll just do that a little bit more and more, and you can heal the relationship with your body by just actively engaging with it a little bit more and a little bit more until it becomes something you do without thinking Louise: So lovely. And all of that is stuff that we're not encouraged to do. Even a belly breath - oh gosh. You know, don't let your stomach pop out. Eating and feeling pleasure, like honestly, pleasure and eating is not something we even like - it's not on the radar. These things are radical, but so simple. And what is it that Dana and Hilary talk about body trust is our birthright. Kathryn: It is. It is our birthright. And you know, most of us have been around small children, they do not feel self-conscious in their bodies. Someone told me that they were having Thanksgiving dinner with a three year old. They were sitting next to the three year old and the three year old was going, "Mm mm." And so they were laughing about how, like, it almost sounded like orgasmic sounds from this toddler who hasn't been socially conditioned yet. And hopefully they get to live without that other stuff limiting their experience in the world. Louise: I'll [unclear54:13], right? Kathryn: Yeah, exactly. So as a parent myself, that's the thing I teach my kids more than anything is bodily autonomy and to make decisions based on what feels right to them in their body. That feels like the best gift I can give them. Louise: I couldn't agree more. And that connects to so many other experiences. Kathryn: It really does. Louise: Yeah. What a terrific conversation. I'm so grateful for you to come on and talk to me about all of this today, and I'm going to continue buying your work. Kathryn: Thank you. It's been such a pleasure for letting me share, and I really, really love talking about these things and thank you for getting up early so that the timing worked and all of that. Thank you for reaching out and finding me. I'm really delighted. Louise: Ah, right back at you. Thank you. Outro: What did I tell you? Is this an incredible interview and an amazing individual or what? I tell you what I could not stop thinking about that conversation for days afterwards. Kathryn's experience and way of expressing everything through their art, it's just mind blowing. So look, I'm a bit spent, I'm sure you are too. I feel little part of me feels like lighting up a cigarette and just laying back and just enjoying the after glow of that conversation. Thank you so much, Kathryn, for coming on and blowing all of our minds at a time when we really, really need some awesomeness. Thank you so much for delivering. If you like me are fascinated and a bit blown away by everything Kathryn-related, look at their Instagram, which is fat_mystic_art, and go to the Etsy shop and buy everything, which is kind of what I want to do as well. The Etsy shop is Fatmystic, and there's just so much terrific stuff there. Thank you everybody, and thank you, Kathryn. Look, we're going to sign off now and into the end of the year we go. Be very, very careful everyone, because like I said, it's diet culture high season, the weight loss wolves are after us. Remember that your body is awesome, magical, mystical and not something to feel ashamed about. There's just so much awesomeness sitting right here right now. Okay, so look everyone, I hope you take really, really good care of yourselves and I hope that there's some kind of break coming for most of us. I know I'm going to have a rest. I'm going to be back and absolutely raring to go early next year. We've got some, like I said, some really cool news and big news coming, but this All Fired Up podcast is going nowhere. You're going to be hearing from me a lot. I'm very, very pumped and excited. So look, look after yourself, everyone. And I'll see you in the new year. In the meantime, trust your body, think critically, push back against diet culture. Untrap from the crap!

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Our Bodies Are Magical With The Fat Mystic

ALL FIRED UP

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 57:22


In diet culture it's hard for most of us to feel comfortable in our bodies, let alone LIKE them. But what if it's possible to burst through this thin-ideal bubble and experience the joy, the light, the MAGIC of our bodies? My guest this week, artist and speaker Kathryn Max, has done just that, and you simply MUST hear their story! Kathryn's art is a powerful expression of tenderness, compassion & unconditional body acceptance. It's so beautiful - let's get all fired up with LOVE! Show Transcript Intro: Welcome to All Fired Up. I'm Louise your host, and this is the podcast where we talk all things anti-diet. Has diet culture got you in a fit of rage? Is the injustice of the beauty ideal getting your knickers in a twist? Does fitspo make you want to SPITspo? Are you ready to hurl if you hear one more weight loss tip? Are you ready to be mad, loud and proud? Well, you've come to the right place. Let's get all fired up. Welcome back to the podcast my delicious diet culture dropouts. Thank you so much for tuning in for yet another intriguing, deep dive down the anti-diet rabbit hole. I want to start with huge love to you all and thank you for continuing to listen and support this podcast, which as you know, is completely produced and put out by me on my lonesome, alongside a whole lot of editing. And I really appreciate your messages of love and support, especially during this year where things have become pretty rocky with getting the podcast out in a predictable way, I'm really pumped about 2022, and I've got big things of what I can't wait to share with you next year. But in the meantime, I really appreciate your listening. And if you love the All Fired Up podcast, help get the message out there by rating and reviewing. A five star review is always good, wherever you get your podcasts or preferably maybe with apple podcasts, because I'm really trying to target that. 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In this classic resource, we have stuff that's full of fun facts to help you push back against diet culture's bullshit. Essentially, we bust top 10 myths about the relationship between weight and health. And we give you heaps of scientific articles and resources and overviews, giving you the truth about the relationship between weight and health and just how much bullshit is being fed to us. It's an excellent resource. It's completely free. You can download it from the Untrapped website, untrapped.com.au. I encourage you, if you haven't already got a copy, to grab it and share as far and wide as possible; friends, family, health professionals, everyone needs to hear this message. More free stuff. If you have been living in diet culture and you find that you have found it difficult to be at ease in your body - ie. if you're a human living in diet culture, this eCourse called Befriending your Body is completely free. It's created by me and in it I send you an email once a day for 10 days. And it's like a little love letter to you every day for 10 days, giving you some small messages of self-compassion and practices of self-compassion, which are all designed to help you start looking at your body through a different lens, through the lens of compassion, support, friendship, appreciation, respect, and liberation. The befriending your Body eCourse is really easy, it doesn't take too much time out of your day, and as I said, it's completely free. So if you're tired of struggling and you're looking for something completely different and something pretty urgent; this can be with you in seconds. All you need to do to download the Befriending your Body eCourse is go to my Insta, which is untrapped_au and click on the link in the bio and you will see the Befriending your Body eCourse sitting there waiting to befriend you. Huge hello and big love to everyone in the Untrapped online community. Without Untrapped this podcast wouldn't be able to be produced. Untrapped is an online masterclass in the art of everything anti-diet. And it was co-created by me and 11 other health professionals working in this space. It's an incredible program. Very comprehensive, all online so you can do it at your own pace. And in it, we go through all kinds of stuff like recognizing and waking up from die-culture bull shit, reconnecting in with your body signals and repairing your relationship with food, with your body and with moving your body joyful ways. One of my favorite aspects of the Untrapped masterclass is the online community that we've created. We've been running since 2017. Can you believe it? And we have built up this incredible group of people we meet every week in a Q and A, and we've completely bonded. And I think most of the power of Untrapped is in this community. So if you are looking for a change and if you don't want to do it on your own, think about joining us in Untrapped. You can find out more from looking at untrapped.com.au and we would absolutely love to have you. So, on with the show, my guest this week, oh my gosh. I mean, this is a completely mind-blowing episode that I hope that you've got somewhere nice to relax and really take some time to absorb the awesomeness of what you're about to hear. So look, it's Christmas time, diet culture bull shit, no matter where you live on the planet, it's at an all time high at this time of year, the pressure is on. It is high season for the weight loss industry. And look, we are all feeling a little bit more fragile than usual, thanks to the ongoing bull shit of this year and living with this COVID pandemic. So it's been a complete mind-fuck, and look, you know, you all know how much I love to rant and complain about diet culture, but I think we need a bit of love, and that's what this episode is all about. In this Christmas season, let's pivot into something completely different. So my guess this week, Kathryn, formally Kathryn Hack, now known as Kathryn, or you might know her on Instagram as fat_mystic_art or Fat Mystic. This is an amazing human. Kathryn is a fat liberated artist and speaker, and they, sorry. And they are the pronouns. They have many intersecting identities including being fat, queer, disabled, poly, ADHD, lipedema and ex-evangelical. Are you fascinated? Because I certainly was completely fascinated by this human, when I saw their art in their Instagram feed. It took my breath away and like kind of hit me in many areas as you're going to hear about in our conversation. So, I really don't have more words and I don't want to give anything away, but I think your mind will be blown by this amazing episode interview individual. So without further ado, I give you me and the glorious Kathryn. Louise: So Kathryn, thank you so much for coming on the show. Kathryn: I'm very happy to be here, Louise. Thank you for having me. Louise: So tell me what's firing you up. Kathryn: Well, interestingly, I would say that being fired up, hasn't really been my lived experience recently with whether it's diet culture or any kind of oppressive systems. They definitely can feel discouraging, but I have a really deep practice of self-compassion. And what I have observed is that the more I live in a state of grace with myself, the more I am kind and consistently really gentle with myself, it's almost effortless for me to extend that kind of grace and compassion to other people while also having good boundaries. So I don't let people mistreat me because I live in a fat body or disabled body or because I'm queer or any of the identities that I live within. And yet, I don't feel fire about it. I don't feel anger exactly. I feel yeah, real contentment and peace and this journey and where it's brought me. And I feel a lot of joy in my life and the grace to handle the challenges that come in living in the body I live in. Louise: My goodness. Okay, everyone wants to know what cocktail is this self-compassion. This is so interesting. So you said you've got a really deep practice of self-compassion and that's what got you to this place of not being unimpacted, but not being affected in a negative way. Kathryn: And I think sometimes I might still be affected, but it's just that self-compassion is such an effective tool, that even if something does impact me negatively, I'm able to be present with that emotion with a deep resource of compassion and care, and so it just doesn't damage me. Like, I'll sort of let this emotion move through me. I'll feel it. I won't deny it. I won't suppress it. I definitely don't shove it down in my body like I used to. I just feel it, I'm present with it and then it sort of moves through. So the deep practice started a little while after I was first introduced to the fat liberation movement. It was intellectual information to me that, oh wow, some people are living in fat bodies and they're like, yeah, I'm fat, so what? And I was like, whoa, that was a revolutionary idea to me. I've lived in a fat body since puberty and I felt shame about it my whole life. Around the same time that I learned about fat liberation, I was also diagnosed with a chronic illness. The name of my chronic illness is lipedema. It's progressive, there's no cure for it, and it contributes to the size and shape of my body. It's understood to be a fat disorder, and it happens to accelerate during major hormonal changes. So most humans who have this experience, they see the onset around puberty. And then during childbearing years, during pregnancy specifically, there can be significant advancements, and then again around menopause. My experience was that I lived in a smaller but fat body for most of my life. And then after I had two kids, about 21 months apart, my body really changed radically. It impacted my mobility, I took up a lot more space in the world. And for the first several years, there was an incredible amount of shame there. Louise: I guess that built on the shame from puberty, you said like it had been there anyway. When were you diagnosed with lipedema? Kathryn: I was diagnosed in 2016. Louise: Okay, so that's fairly recent. Kathryn: It is actually. And that's kind of a fascinating thing. Like, I talk a lot on my art page about how much my life has changed, thanks to reconnect with my body and healing my relationship with my body. I would say that self-compassion is what helped do that. So first it was sort of the information, like there's humans out there and these brilliant activists that are brilliant feminist thinkers and like helping me to get new information about whether or not I'm allowed to exist as I am. I also want to say that humans in the disability justice movements are just so brilliant in how they articulate that dignity is not condition and ought not be. So, that was all really, really helpful information. And then what happened is I was able to apply the information by compassion, you know, like learning how to just sit with myself and feel my feelings and validate them and then genuinely out loud saying to myself, like "Kathryn, I'm so sorry." And then I'd be really specific; "I'm so sorry you don't deserve love because of the body you live in." And intellectually, I knew that sentence wasn't accurate, but in my body it felt true somewhere. And so, I would just acknowledge these things that were sort of limiting beliefs. And it was a limiting belief. I absolutely am worthy of love in the body I inhabit. And as I started to offer that specific lie, compassion and heal the pain that it caused, I suddenly was in relationships where I felt really loved and seen and valued and desired, and so it changed literally everything living in my body. Louise: How did you learn about self-compassion? Kathryn: Well, you know, it's interesting; it really first started with, with my body. So learning about fat liberation, I was reading everything I could get my hands on. And then also, I just am a very spiritually curious person. I spent most of my life inside Christian theologies. I was an ordained pastor for about a decade. And then I left that worldview because it was more and more confining, and I started to feel - even though I had sort of these incredible spiritual experiences, what I would now say is I think that divine doesn't care about dogma. I feel like the divine is willing to engage with us no matter where we are. And it really, really doesn't care about any dogma that we may bring into our desire to connect with whatever is out there, so as a Christian, and I was a Pentecostal Evangelical Fundamentalist Christian. Louise: Wow. Kathryn: Yeah, that's a mouthful, but yeah. And it's really rigid thinking, but also there's this Pentecostal element that is very metaphysical. There are a lot of interesting experiences. Things like speaking in tongues or getting sling in the spirit. And I had had an incredible experience after experience, after experience of feeling a sensation of being completely loved and accepted by what I would now call is just the divine or the universe, that something benevolent that loves me exists. And now I would even say like I'm part of it, like we're all sort of connected as consciousness, you know? I'm still very spiritual and I like to refer to myself as a Woo-Woo Bitch these days. Are we allowed to swear on this podcast? Louise: We encourage swearing on this podcast. Absolutely. Kathryn: That makes me happy. That was one of the first things that showed up when I stopped being a fundamentalist is I was aware of how much I had edited my language. And now swearing is my fucking favorite thing to do. Louise: It's my fucking favorite thing to do too. It's expressive. Kathryn: It is, and it feels freeing to me. So my body started to slow down kind of dramatically. I had had this outpatient surgery that was supposed to be a quick in and out kind of thing. And I had an incision rip and it meant that I was like literally in bed for about six or eight weeks. And then I finally am better enough that I can move around a bit, and then I immediately get vertigo. And it fascinating because in that particular window, I felt like my body was saying, "Kathryn, we're going to sit you the fuck down. We've got something to tell you." And it was an incredibly powerful time in my life where I stopped limiting my spiritual curiosity to what was sort of acceptable within Christian circles. And by that point, I was already no longer a fundamentalist, but I was still attending like a more liberal-minded Christian Church. And the person I was married to was a pre-devout kind of more liberal Christian. But I knew that Christianity was really important to them and our marriage. And it turned out if I allowed my evolution to take me beyond Christianity, that that relationship would end, and that is what ended up happening. But my body working so I could stop participating in culture, really. And I had two small kids, it was a really strange time. They had just kind of fend for themselves a bit more than their peers, because I just couldn't function. And my brain was like - my spirit, my brain, whichever was just curious. And we have like this amazing technology and our hands, and so I just was following my curiosity. Eventually, I mean, it took me lots of places. Like I did a little time of like, oh, I'm curious about tarot cards. And so I looked into that and then I was like, oh, I want to learn about like all of our chakras, and I even bought some like stones to like, you know. I took one of the online quizzes that talked about like, which one of my chakras needs more attention, you know, that's my clothes, I need to work on that. And so it was like a game. It was like fun. It was just following my curiosity. And in that space where I was just following anything that was shiny, I was reading more and more about self-compassion. And there was this very specific practice that I had read about and learned about that I started doing and telling my friends about and it was this thing where you literally say out loud to yourself, I'm so sorry. And then you be as specific as you can about the belief, even though intellectually, you know it may not true, but the painful thought and you just say, I'm so sorry, and you just hold space for yourself. And I don't know how it works, except that it does work and it just shifted those painful things. They just were allowed to move through me. Louise: Yeah. I love that because you're bringing like mindful kindness to the beliefs and thoughts that are happen in the moment, so I'm so sorry that you just thought, oh, I'm so disgusting. Kathryn: Yeah. Louise: And so you're pausing, you're not letting it kind of just sink in, and you're apologizing to yourself - so powerful. Kathryn: And it's really been the most affected, I would say, on the old beliefs that have sort of been sneaky. We've been very programmed by the cultures we grew up in. That's why fat phobia is so rampant, you know, anti-fat is everywhere. It it's like a global phenomenon that fatness is bad. That's kind of fascinating. What the hell? Louise: The world is wrong and fat is bad. Kathryn: Yeah. But actually, and I think that's so interesting, and one of the things I really love about the fat community is that we are an international global group of humans, that are going to push back on this really stupid presumption that our bodies are wrong. And I don't know, it creates this really interesting energy of when you choose your own inner knowledge over the projected information. It is powerful. It's an empowering transition. And so, you turn the volume up of your own inner space, above the chatter of culture and you start to realize, you can do whatever the fuck you want. You can have whatever. Louise: You can wear what you want, you can have sex, you can enjoy hell out of yourself. Kathryn: It's all of it. Absolutely. Louise: For how long has life felt like that for you? Kathryn: It just keeps getting better and better and better. So, when I was experiencing that period of time where I was recovering from surgery and then ended up with vertigo, that was like, it felt like explosions, like my body expanded and my brain and my spirit was expanding. And I'd had this sort of metaphysical experience where I had this profound sensation that my physical body that was inhabiting was an allegory to this spirit size I was meant to embody in this. And I don't actually even talk about that that much, but it was huge in shifting my thinking about like whether or not my body was allowed. And not only is it allowed, it's powerful. When people see me, it's not hard to see that I am also quite free, but I live in a body that we're used to people seeing shame. Walk around in bodies like mine and they there's just shame. I's hard not to, because of how much conditioning we've been taught about fat, but I just don't have that. I don't have that energy. And so, people interact with me and I'm not easy to forget. Louise: Do people just not know what to do with you if you don't kind of obey that is not expected shame. Kathryn: I don't know if they... I'm not having those kinds of conversations with strangers. The humans are that are close to me, like they just see me. I'm a full human person. I do have this deep spiritual practice, but like I have hard days too and I have sad days and I reach out for support when I need it. I get frustrated with my kids and I complain about that. So yeah, it's just the humans that are in my life really see me. And then when I'm out in the world, I just don't live. I just am not anticipating. I remember living in a way where I anticipated hostility for the body I lived in and I felt hostility. Now I just don't anticipate hostility directed towards me. It just doesn't occur to me anymore. I don't know how, except that it was all this self-compassion, but this very dramatic shift is, can move through the world and I'm not anticipating hostility. I just assume that I get to be treated with the amount of dignity and love and care that I treat myself with. And if that doesn't happen to be the case where someone doesn't treat me the way I want to or expect to be treated, it just doesn't wreck me like it would've before. It just is like, oh, that's an anomaly. Like, I'm sorry, that person, they must be having a rough time. Like, how sad that they would feel the need to project their shit onto me. It's very clear to me that that's theirs. It's not shit my. I'm good. Louise: Oh, that's it, right? Because the self-compassion has kind of sunk in and made you kind of unstoppable. Kathryn: And what's funny is like unstoppable how, because I have a lot of limitations living in my body. I have a lot of limitations moving through the world. Like, my body doesn't fit in most public seating. I've had to do the both end of doing this internal work of, I know that I'm allowed to exist in the world with full dignity and I'm also someone ADHD, and so sometimes I have low executive functioning. Which means, I can be overwhelmed with the amount of extra labor that's required for me to like, make sure that that restaurant I want to go to with my friends is going to have seating that's going to work for my body. And so, I've been able to like my circle of friends and people I date, I've been able to invite them into this sort of tender space of, hey, would you actually help do some of the labor here? And I was pretty tentative about it at first because it felt really vulnerable, and they were so happy to. They were just so happy to. They were like, "That is okay Kathryn, we love your presence in our life. And of course, we're going to try to streamline this and make it less hard for you. You shouldn't have to work this hard, just go out and be in the world." Yeah, and so it is the both end. Both things are at once; I am unstoppable and this world is still not built for, to welcome a body like mine, I have to do in a lot of extra labor. Louise: Which is terrifically difficult, but how nice that you can like share this with friends who will then go out and advocate and take care of everything alongside you; you don't have to do it on your own. Kathryn: Yeah. It's a really beautiful thing. I think the work of getting free and liberation is an internal spiritual work. And then what happens is we get to see it lived out in human relationships because we are social creatures and it's got to be the both end. We're not meant to be alone, most of us aren't. And so, yeah, and then that was just a really - that took some compassion too. It was very tender when I first started saying out loud to my circles, like I want to be out in the world a little more and I'm noticing I'm saying no to invitations because it will be too hard. And then I'm like, oh, actually I can ask for help. Turns out, asking for help is its own kind of superpower. And culturally again, especially in Western cultures, we have been taught not to do that. Louise: Yeah. Don't impose on people, don't have needs, don't... that's terrific. Out of interest, who were the fat liberation people that you read for inspiration? Who your community now that you...? Kathryn: Let's see. So Sonya Renee Taylor's work was really impactful to me and the book, The Body's not an Apology. I really liked what I read from the author who wrote Shrill and now Lindsay-Anne Baker, The Will author. I can't remember her first name. Louise: I can't remember it either. Kathryn: Yeah. And then I just started following like the hashtags on Instagram. Instagram was really helpful in my evolution as well, because I love how you can just follow hashtags, like disability justice and fat liberation, haze, so all of that was really impactful. So it became like this big, beautiful soup of just taking in everything that was sort of out there and allowing it to change how I thought about things. Louise: I love that; a big, beautiful soup, because Instagram can also be like a treacherous shark infested ocean. Kathryn: The thing is like curating our feed too. I mean, it can be. But I think that internet has served me so well because social media is can reflect back to us our own energy sometimes. And whatever you're drawn to are attracted to you, you can unfollow and start following the stuff that makes you actually feel good, so it doesn't have to be that. It doesn't have to be that. Louise: No, I love my little haze bubble that I have on Insta and social media, speaking of which that's how I found you. Because I think I was scrolling through Being Nourished, their feed, Hilary and Dana and I saw this amazing picture of lady and it was just lit up with flowers and it was glowing, like literally like no shit glowing. And I was like, I just stopped. And I'm like, that is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. So since then, I was trying to find it and I couldn't find out anywhere. And then I found you and looked through your feed and your art and it was like how I think self-compassion looks like in art. I can't explain it very well, but it's like it moved me in my body. It was so beautiful see. And that's why I kind of tracked you down and finally found the beautiful painting, which is going to be up in my new office. Which ironically the new office is called Flourish at [unclear27:54]. Kathryn: Wow. Louise: And then the idea is that it's a big, beautiful like greenhouse full of plants and growth and beginning for people. And so, I wanted to feel it full of like art that showed that. That painting that I had seen is called Flourishing, so I can't wait to put it up there. I just want to talk about your art because it's just like a mind bogglingly awesome. How long have you been doing it? Kathryn: Not that long. I started really making body art, figurative art in 2018. I was sort of dabbling in 2017. I was sort of experimenting. I was 38. I'm 44, almost 44 now, but I was 38 before I could even call myself an artist. It just was things were, again, we have these limiting ideas sometimes. Like the idea that I was an artist felt so gatekeepy, like I wasn't fancy, I'm just up hot. Yeah, so I was 38 and I was like, oh my God, I've been calling myself crafty my whole life. But like the truth is, is that I am an artist. And then when, like I said, I describe how in the same window of time I had this lipedema diagnosis, this chronic illness and there's no cure, so my body will continue to evolve. And then they're just like, by the way, all of our bodies are continuing to evolve. We're in a constant change. And then fat liberation, that I was allowed to take space and have the body I lived in and I needed a way to marry these two ideas just to make peace with the fact that this is a reality of my life. My body is going to stay this way and progress. So up until that point, I just constantly was believing that like someday I would lose all the weight, you know, like most of us think, you know? So I had to decide, nope, if that never happens for me, I'm going to live my best life. So making art was the bridge and it was like, I wanted to see myself depicted beautifully in art and media, and so I just started playing around with it. And it's interesting because you know, you referenced the image flourishing and you said painting, it's actually not really a painting. It's digital. Louise: It's digital. I have no idea when it comes. Kathryn: We have these iPhones, and there's all these apps on there. I literally make all this art on my phone. Sometimes I like the aesthetic of mixed media, and so sometimes I'll do like mixed media art, like an abstract sort of thing. And then I can like take a photo of it and I can layer it into a silhouette. But yeah, we have all this software now where you can just like take a photo and then like strip away everything that's not the silhouette, and then I can layer and layer and layer. I can create a background, I can do all these things. I can just pull an image in and out of like 16 different phone apps, you know? And it was just plates. Something I can do while laying down and it doesn't require any art supplies that my kids are going to make a fucking mess out of. Louise: That is exciting. Kathryn: And it really helped me get into a state of flow where I could be like listening to an audio book and then like playing on my phone, making something beautiful. Here's the other interesting thing is that, in like summer of 2018, I started my Instagram and I was like, I'm going to make new art every day. I'm going to post something every single day, and I did that for six months straight. And there is really something powerful about adding creativity to whatever our work is. Like, what are you working on in your life human? Like, what's the thing that is asking for your attention, right? Is it body issue stuff, then find a creative outlet for that. It could be poetry. It could be writing short stories. It can be visual arts. It could be clay. I have this sculpture of myself that I made with, oh, I wonder if I can remember their name. There's this other, like the activist who I think is from Australia, actually. Louise: Yes, yes. And my God, what is happening to my brain? It's 6:00 AM. Ashley Bennett. It's Ashley Bennett from at bodyimage_therapist. Kathryn: She's delightful, and it was really fun to go to her class in San Francisco. And a bunch to us were in there with clay molding our own forms. And it was powerful to lovingly touch this clay, to like fill in where all of these fat roles are, you know, the volume of my big belly. It was just powerful. So whatever creative outlet attracted to, adding creativity to whatever your work is, somehow I think unleashes huge amounts of energy. It just opens us up in ways that I don't think just thinking about things could ever. Louise: I think you've nailed it. You're regularly visiting that place and reinforcing it, but just sort of intuitively finding this way of doing it. It shines out of it. I don't think I've seen art before, which embodies self-compassion, this stuff that you've done, I just love it. And I love how you've paired it with compassionate phrases, like be gentle with you. Kathryn: Yeah. Louise: And I love fat-trans queer loved, just full of love. It's too just incredible. And I particularly, yeah, I'll just keep blushing if I keep looking. I just encourage everyone to go and look at it. So this is really like a love story of you and your body. Kathryn: Well, okay. So maybe, right. My relationship, my body meant that my spiritual worldview shifted a great deal. How I interact with the world around me changed. It also meant that I ended a long term marriage that wasn't exactly a terrible marriage or anything, it's just we didn't resonate with each other anymore. I was no longer a Christian, that was really important to him. And as soon as I knew that that marriage was over, I was like, oh my God, I'm queer. Of course, I am. How did I not know that? You know? And so I spent so many decades in purity culture, I just was prohibited from exploring my own sexuality. And so, one of the things about being a late bloomer is the temptation to feel like a I've missed out on a lot of stuff. And again, like I felt all those feelings. I gave myself a lot of compassion. It would've been amazing to be having lots of gay sex when I was in my twenties, but that wasn't my experience. And so the cool thing is, is that I get to be a sexual being today in the body that I have, but as also as a person who's incredibly self-aware who is great communication skills, who is emotionally intelligent. And so, I'm navigating dating almost as if I'm a preteen or a teenager, but also I have all of this wealth of internal self-knowledge and self-compassion. Louise: So that's good make it like much more enjoyable than usual teen experiences. Kathryn: I'm having a fucking blast, yeah. And not that every date I go on is amazing. A lot of them are amazing. I'm also very interested in nontraditional relationship models, so I'm practicing solo polyamory. Another interesting thing to read about is something called relationship anarchy, which is just brilliant. It's just asking us to challenge all of these beliefs about what relationships are supposed to be and gender roles and like expectations we might have on a dynamic with another person. You actually get to invent that; you and that person get to make that up as you go, it gets to serve both of you, and it can be like anything you want it to be. I love that. I love the freedom of turning everything on its head. There's no external expectations on what my relationship with any one person needs to be. I get to decide that. They get to decide that with me. So yeah. Right out of the gate, you know, I came out as queer during the pandemic and then once enough of us were vaccinated, I'm out here dating, dating a lot. I'm having a good time. Louise: It's not easy to date in a pandemic. Wow, this is all so new. You're riding the wave. Kathryn: I'm riding this very big wave. Also one of the things that I've learned is that scarcity is a capitalist construct, and it fucks us up pretty bad, but we apply scarcity to everything. We definitely apply it to dating and it just doesn't feel true anymore. Like, people are coming out to the fucking woodwork to be like, hey, how you doing, can we date? And I'm like, yeah, let's go on date. Me and the body I inhabit, I'm a desired person that feels amazing. That feels amazing. Louise: Wow. That is the power of not limiting yourself. And that's the other kind of word that came to mind looking at your art is abundance. Kathryn: Yeah. Yeah. It feels so much better to live in this space. And I want to be really careful to say, it's not that I am in an elated state of being constantly. I really do have access to this like really high, high frequency sensation of joy and pleasure and abundance. But also, I still am inhabiting a human body that has chronic pain, that experiences big fatigue. I've had relationships end in a way that really hurt my feelings. And I've been afraid of things here and there too, you know? And so, it's just that in those times now I don't judge myself harshly. I can experience very, very big fatigue and just decide that everything I wanted to get done that day isn't going to get done and I'll go home and I will just rest and do whatever I need to do to get through that particular window. Louise: What would you offer yourself then? How do you stay compassionate in a moment like that? Kathryn: Well, what's interesting is that that's taken a while because I remember even just, I don't know, eight months ago I would have a fatigue spell and sometimes they would last up to like five days where it was just super hard to function for days. And the first day or two, I could be like, that's all right, I'm just going to roll with it. And then if it went on beyond that, it would start to feel scary because our brains have a tendency to be like, oh my God, this is my life now. And what I started to see though, was on the other side of a hard window, I felt more free somehow. And I don't know how to explain that. Sometimes we go through a hard time and then coming up out of it, there's just some kind of lift. And that had happened enough times that I started to trust it. So several weeks ago I had a rough spell and I didn't have that panic feeling. I just remembered like, oh, I've been through this before, like on the other side, I'm just going to feel more powerful. So in the time while I'm experiencing it, while I feel like really low energy, I just lay down as I needed to. My body is like, this is what's going to happen, this is how much rest we need and stop trying to qualify it. Like, I feel like I rest more than any human I've ever met, and I'm like, what? Really? More? How much more could I need? And my body's like, it doesn't need to be qualified like that. Like it's not about comparing it to other people, like you're going to need to lay down and rest somewhere. And so then I just keep myself occupied by listening to audio books or playing on my phone or meditating or whatever I want to do. That's a really powerful thing too. I stopped doing things that I was supposed to do. I literally only do what I want to do. Louise: I love this. Kathryn: There's some amount of privilege that comes with that. Like I'm separated, so I don't have to live with my ex anymore, but I was a stay-at-home parent before. And so, with child support and whatnot, I still get to like live as a stay-at-home parent and I have my art that I do and other things occupy my day and my time. I'm not needing to work 40 hours a week in order to live in the world, so I recognize that as a great privilege I get to have. But that being said, I still think being free on the inside is what's making me free. You know what I mean? Louise: Yeah, much more. I remember being at one of Hilary and Dana's retreats in 2016 and talking about how like... it was for embodiment, to be an embodied practitioner. About trying to get out of like the crowded city of our brain and down into the wilderness of our body - uncharted territory. And I remember us talking about that's where the freedom is, it's down there and it's not verbal, it's sort of felt. Kathryn: Yeah. And I would say that - like I said, I've been explaining who I am as a person, as someone who's quite spiritual, and that's true. But what I started to see is that in some spiritual communities, they would talk down about the body. They would say like, oh, this meat sack that we're in, you know, like your body is not who you really are, you are not your body. And I don't agree with that at all. I think our bodies are fucking magic. They hold so much intense wisdom. They will talk to us and teach us things. Our bodies have held all of our trauma our whole lives; just held it, just waiting for us to be ready to look at it again. And it has only ever been kind to us. And even when it's not working well or there's pain or any of those things, it's not out to get you, it's just trying to get your attention. And when we can turn into it and listen and believe that it's our friend I feel like it's multiverses within ourselves, like unending amounts of wisdom and love and compassion all in this physical form that we inhabit. Even if you just think about DNA, like our fucking DNA is ancient. You know what I mean? There's studies that talk about how like trauma can be passed down in your DNA. Like the stories that your body has, it's way more powerful than we give it credit for often. And so when we live our lives, we're not ruled completely by our minds, but we actually get to make decisions based on how does it feel in my body when I think about doing this thing? If we literally do the things that only make our body feel like, ah, expansive and open and relaxed, oh my God, your life will change. If you're constantly doing things to your body's like, "Oh, dread, dread, I don't want to, I'm going to make myself." Nope, nope, it doesn't serve you. Louise: This is an amazing conversation. I knew this would be an amazing conversation. There's so much in everything that you are saying, and it's learning how to do that I think that's difficult for people. Because like you said, we're so kind of stuck in our heads and so scared, and often I think it's that fear response that's in our body that stops us getting down or trauma cuts us off. So it is really interesting that you come to it in your late thirties and you come to it in a moment, like when your body just sort of calls it a day almost and says, oh, lie down for a few weeks, you're going to have to just be with me. Kathryn: Yeah. There's an account. I follow on Instagram called The Nap Ministry. And I can't remember who is in charge of it, but this really powerful black woman. And I just want to say too, like as a white woman in the privilege that I embody there, like the kind of freedom that I get to live in is absolutely because of the work of black women and fems and indigenous people. Like, I'm really grateful for all the labor and the work that they've done to help kind of illuminate the path forward. So this particular person who has the Instagram, The Nap Ministry, they just blew my mind when they talked about like rest as revolution. Capitalism has really indoctrinated us with the idea that our worth is connected to our labor or our productivity. And then we live in systems that you literally can't live unless you do labor for often someone else. And that's really wrong. Human beings are not designed for that. That's a system that we all have grown up in and it's impacted how we think about ourselves. There was a time where human beings existed without having to go to work and labor in order to just stay alive. So to nap, napping being resistance to those capitalist ideas was a revolutionary idea to me. And that rest was how we honored all the people that went before us that weren't allowed to rest. And it absolutely - I really do credit my body stopping working and requiring so much rest with my ability to disconnect with these systems that control our thinking. You know what I mean? So I was out in the world less because in my bed napping more. And what that meant is I was spending more time in my own energy and the things that I was just naturally feeling curious about. And then I could follow my curiosity to the next step and the next step. In a spirit paradigm, you might say like your higher self is always going to guide you towards enlightenment if that resonates with you. But I would also say that my body had a very key role in that. My body was the one that arrested me and got my attention, my body demanded rest and I said, okay. And before I said, okay, I spent years pushing through like most of us do. You like buckle in, you like buck up, you push through and that's stupid. We don't have to do that anymore. You know what I mean? The idea that you were good because you hurt your body in order to achieve some task is really stupid. We don't have to do that anymore. We don't have to hurt ourselves anymore. We can be kind to ourselves. Rest is revolutionary. Louise: I love that. Absolutely love that. And I think especially now, you know, the last two years have been pretty shit for most people on the planet. And I don't know if this happened over there, but as we are coming out here in Australia, there's a lot of like exhaustion and a lot of anxiety coming back into, and fear of what's going to happen next step. People do need to rest more. We can get these messages, like you said, from the structures and systems that we need to kind of pull up our socks and lose the COVID kilos and, you know, whatever. And I'm finding for my clients that that kind of message like let's get back to normal, just doesn't resonate as much, is maybe we've had a bit more time to spend in reflection. Kathryn: Normal was very toxic. It really was. Normal has never been good or kind to human individuals. It has served these systems that are oppressive and that's all. And I think the pandemic forcing most of us to slow down to some degree, it means that we get to become disillusioned with how it was really shit before too. And no, not fucking going back to that. No, thank you. No, we're going to have to create something new. A lot of the kind of things that I'm listening to and reading about now is all anti-capitalist stuff. And the idea that we're in late stage capitalism is a pretty widespread idea at this point. And so, how we going to cope with that? How are we going to cope end of capitalism? Those of us who are adults now are probably, I don't know that it's going to be easy or fun. And again, that's why we have to do the internal work of like, I'm actually, okay no matter what, I'm going to be okay, and I'm going to be really fucking gentle with myself, because I don't know what the future holds. And sometimes uncertainty can be very scary. And again, we can offer ourselves compassion for that, but the truth is the more I live in a state of genuine compassion for myself, I'm very present in this exact moment and you know, that's a spiritual practice that most of us had heard about like be present, be present in it; it didn't resonate until I started to live in a state of compassion. And it's not that I'm trying to be present; I just am. I just am here. I'm just present with myself because I'm so kind to myself. I don't have to escape into the future to think it'll be better then. Oh my God, I've spent years thinking it'll be better then, when my body is smaller - I would escape in the future all the time. I don't do that anymore. My life is beautiful because I am so fucking kind to myself. And when I am this kind to myself, somehow the world is just way less hostile. And it doesn't mean there's not still a ton of unknowns; I'm just not afraid of the unknown anymore. Louise: You're amazing. That everything you just said is just brilliant - so inspiring. No matter what, just keep doing what you're doing, because you are like your art. You're just like glowing. It's amazing. Kathryn: Thank you. And the thing that I kind of want to reiterate is like, I know I can speak eloquently about some of these things. I am very human too, right? There's the both end. But if I can come to this state of being, that means it's available, like the amount of freedom that I get to live in. I realized a long time ago that I kind of wanted to be of service to the world in some way, you know, I was in vocational ministry, and the world who I was a part of really made perpetuate to this savior complex. And then I had religious trauma and I had like childhood trauma and I was definitely someone who was codependent for a lot of years, was codependent in my relationship with my spouse. And I feel like I've lived a very normal life, but I've started to taste freedom, and then the freedom just brought more freedom. And then that freedom brought even greater freedom. And so, I would very much like to say that existing as I am in the world now, it feels like it's accessible to people. Like being alive and free in the body inhabit might convince someone else that, oh my God, what if I could be more free too? And now I no longer feel like it's my job to save anyone. It's just not. Like, I really trust people on their journey. I trust you to follow your own curiosity and see what path that takes you on. But I being free in the world, I think perpetuates the idea that freedom is available to all of us. Louise: Yeah. And I think that's why it's so lovely to speak to you, and to know that this conversation gets the listen to by so many people. I think this part like of like finding that freedom through self-compassion, connected to your body specifically and inhabiting - I think that's really tough for a lot of people, and that's a bit that we can get stuck on. Like, we can kind of talk about I love fat liberation, and I love haze, and I love anti-diet, but I still don't feel okay in my body. Like I still can't really accept it, let alone inhabit it, let alone feel freedom in it, let alone expand. What you're talking about is I guess, perseverance with that compassion until it doesn't feel like an innate trick, but it feels like it's the portal and then you just sort of go down and inhabit. Kathryn: Yeah. And our brains do change, right? So, like it's the default. It wasn't always, it took some time and I didn't make myself do it. Like, this was really born out of when I realized I was only going to do what I wanted to do. And so, my meditative practice is really like when I'm laying my bed, I'll just take some deep breaths and I'll let my brain just sort of wander. I don't like any kind of dogma or high structure at all. Some of that might be PhD, but also I spent decades in a lot of fundamentalism and so there was so much dogma. So, this is me sort of pushing all the way to the other extreme and it has served me. And I think the big message for anyone who's listening would be like, find out what serves you by following your curiosity and what you actually want. Sometimes we don't even know what we want because we're not embodied enough. But then you can try this little fun game of like think of something that you might want and then see how it feels in your body. Does it feel expansive? When you take a breath, do you feel like room or does it feel tight? And so, then we start to ask our body questions. Our body has our own individual truth. It really, really does. And what happens is you start to check in with your body more and more. Then you are sort of guided in your life. Eventually, it's not something you have to think about; it just happens. And then you will lead yourself to whatever is your best life. Louise: That is so cool. It's like the difference between thinking and knowing in your body, it's that language of knowing in your body or not the language, but it's that experience of knowing in your body that when [unclear52:02]. That is a cool trick. Kathryn: Yeah. They live in concert now, you know, so like our brains have been very subject to conditional cultural programming. Our brains are really susceptible to that because human beings want to belong and society tells you, these are the things you got to do to belong. And so you want to belong so you conform, right? And then when you are not in relationship with your body, again, that's why anti-fatness is such a destructive force because it separates us from our body, and it makes controlling your body the objective, and your body is not to be controlled. It's just to be loved and enjoyed and to be honored. So yeah, I think there's a lot of different ways we can just very gently, it doesn't have to happen overnight, but just a little to check in, like you just happen to be eating a meal and you just realize, oh, I'm going to take some deep breaths. I'm going to breathe really deep into my belly. And I'm going to experience this one bite of food and just relish every bit of pleasure. I'm going to feel it go down into my body. And then you you'll start to see you'll just do that a little bit more and more, and you can heal the relationship with your body by just actively engaging with it a little bit more and a little bit more until it becomes something you do without thinking Louise: So lovely. And all of that is stuff that we're not encouraged to do. Even a belly breath - oh gosh. You know, don't let your stomach pop out. Eating and feeling pleasure, like honestly, pleasure and eating is not something we even like - it's not on the radar. These things are radical, but so simple. And what is it that Dana and Hilary talk about body trust is our birthright. Kathryn: It is. It is our birthright. And you know, most of us have been around small children, they do not feel self-conscious in their bodies. Someone told me that they were having Thanksgiving dinner with a three year old. They were sitting next to the three year old and the three year old was going, "Mm mm." And so they were laughing about how, like, it almost sounded like orgasmic sounds from this toddler who hasn't been socially conditioned yet. And hopefully they get to live without that other stuff limiting their experience in the world. Louise: I'll [unclear54:13], right? Kathryn: Yeah, exactly. So as a parent myself, that's the thing I teach my kids more than anything is bodily autonomy and to make decisions based on what feels right to them in their body. That feels like the best gift I can give them. Louise: I couldn't agree more. And that connects to so many other experiences. Kathryn: It really does. Louise: Yeah. What a terrific conversation. I'm so grateful for you to come on and talk to me about all of this today, and I'm going to continue buying your work. Kathryn: Thank you. It's been such a pleasure for letting me share, and I really, really love talking about these things and thank you for getting up early so that the timing worked and all of that. Thank you for reaching out and finding me. I'm really delighted. Louise: Ah, right back at you. Thank you. Outro: What did I tell you? Is this an incredible interview and an amazing individual or what? I tell you what I could not stop thinking about that conversation for days afterwards. Kathryn's experience and way of expressing everything through their art, it's just mind blowing. So look, I'm a bit spent, I'm sure you are too. I feel little part of me feels like lighting up a cigarette and just laying back and just enjoying the after glow of that conversation. Thank you so much, Kathryn, for coming on and blowing all of our minds at a time when we really, really need some awesomeness. Thank you so much for delivering. If you like me are fascinated and a bit blown away by everything Kathryn-related, look at their Instagram, which is fat_mystic_art, and go to the Etsy shop and buy everything, which is kind of what I want to do as well. The Etsy shop is Fatmystic, and there's just so much terrific stuff there. Thank you everybody, and thank you, Kathryn. Look, we're going to sign off now and into the end of the year we go. Be very, very careful everyone, because like I said, it's diet culture high season, the weight loss wolves are after us. Remember that your body is awesome, magical, mystical and not something to feel ashamed about. There's just so much awesomeness sitting right here right now. Okay, so look everyone, I hope you take really, really good care of yourselves and I hope that there's some kind of break coming for most of us. I know I'm going to have a rest. I'm going to be back and absolutely raring to go early next year. We've got some, like I said, some really cool news and big news coming, but this All Fired Up podcast is going nowhere. You're going to be hearing from me a lot. I'm very, very pumped and excited. So look, look after yourself, everyone. And I'll see you in the new year. In the meantime, trust your body, think critically, push back against diet culture. Untrap from the crap!

BarTop B******t
Episode 68

BarTop B******t

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 107:28


Welcome to this week's BullShit! (6:44) Story Time- Dayne shouldn't be allowed to drive work vehicles and we learn Jon proves points with semis.. (19:29) What Would It Take to rent a room out to a complete stranger from Craigslist? (30:26) You've Got 99 Problems, We've Got Time For One- When and/or do you offer a courtesy flush? (50:25) Our Top 3 favorite packaged cookies- what are yours?! (1:15:41) We talk about some honorable mentions from our fans Top 3 worst spending habits. (1:20:45) Who Would Win in this Battle Royale fight to the death of Space Ships from shows and movies? (1:43:05) We're Checkin' the Polls!! Did you vote on our Twitter - BarTop BullShit - last week?? You fuckin better have; but if you didn't, there's still time for you to help the trophy change hands!! (1:46:37) As always... Jon's Bad Joke of the Day!!! Thanks for tuning in- make sure to catch our Facebook Live stream of our weekly Review Time segment. If you missed it, you can check it out on our Facebook or YouTube Page. We drop new podcast episodes on all of your favorite streaming apps every Wednesday, so don't miss it! We have koozies for sale if you're interested :) With that Barflies, there's one last thing: TELL YOUR FUCKING FRIENDS!!!

WTF Just Happened Today
Day 330: "This is bullshit."

WTF Just Happened Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 5:33


Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Talks between Biden and Joe Manchin reportedly soured over the size and scope of the $1.75 trillion climate and social safety net legislation. Manchin continued to push for spending reductions, including eliminating the measure's expanded child... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Men of Iron
Bullshit stories in your head

Men of Iron

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 12:02


I want you to consider that what you feed your brain you will make into reality… If you are invested in frustration, anger, resentment and the stories about it versus constructively actualizing your own core values and core mission you will continue to create chaos in your life as opposed to success… Learn how to examine and reroute your brain in today's episode

Fredericks MIND Thing
Stochastic Violence

Fredericks MIND Thing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 21:06


You can be sure it is coming without knowing when or how. Violence is being elicited by politicians and certain parts of the media. They appeal to an aggrieved minority of citizens who view violence as an acceptable political tool. Rather than modifying their political approach or adjusting their arguments, they believe they can advance their cause through the use violence and threats thereof.  When combined, their obsession with weaponry and their unwillingness to participate in basic health measures presents us with what amounts to an existential threat. A significant segment of the populace display a total disregard for the health and safety of their fellow citizens if they do not share their selfish, destructive and false minority beliefs.   That's Bullshit.      Failed arguments evoke violence.     Fight.   Treat them rough.      Stochastic violence.     Fighting words.   Don't say terrorism.     You Ess Aay.     Try to hurt him.   Specific non-specific threats.     Disinterested law enforcement.   Rage engagement.      Resist normalization.   When do we kill these people?     Extreme polarization.   Joining the enemy.     Herman Cain confusion.   Absurd analogies.     How to respond?    Is unity possible?   Democracy may not be the answer.    Obstruction confession.

Hoecially Awkward Podcast
Episode 142: Bred for Bullshit

Hoecially Awkward Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 106:14


The Make Money Your Honey Podcast
Creating Boundaries to Keep the Bullshit Out of Your Life

The Make Money Your Honey Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 12:36


Do you have lots of bullshit in your life? Think about who you let into your personal and professional circles. Do they bring your drama or support? If you have negative people in your life, you need to cut them out because they are the roadblock for you becoming successful. You need to cut out the bullshit in your life because negative people, habits, and influences prevent you from achieving who you are meant to become. The truth is, if your personal life is a fucking mess, your business is probably going to be a mess. If you're around people who are not supportive, life will be complicated and challenging. If you are around people who don't respect you, it will be tough to be successful and build the business and go where you want to go. If you don't figure out what your standards are financial, in your relationships, in your life, and your business, you're going to have drama and chaos in life and business. Listen in to discover how to set your standards within your power. In addition, you'll learn: Why creating boundaries is the most important aspect to acquiring wealth How to make boundaries Areas in business and personal life that you'll want to create boundaries For more information, visit the show notes at https://amandaabella.com/creating-boundaries-to-keep-the-bullshit-out-of-your-life

Coins and Connections w/Cinquanta Cox-Smith
S7 : E09 How To Do Yearly Business Planning

Coins and Connections w/Cinquanta Cox-Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 21:36


S7 E09 : How To Do Yearly Business Planning   In this Episode, I break out the white board and show you all how I get my yearly business planning down. I break everything down by quarters and then apply the same technique to break down how I work every month. The thought of the week we talk about how I need to apply my business technique planning to my personal life. I hope you go over to YouTube to watch the planning in action. I share that my annual birthday wishlist has arrived for my Birthday on 1.6. Feel free to shop and join me during my Birthday Party unboxing on YouTube opening gifts.   Video : https://youtu.be/kKEhuNkZVbI Birthday Wishlist :https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2VDG04M79TM2W?ref_=wl_share * I know it sounds like I keep saying 2020, but I was saying 2022 *  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Coins And Connections | Books, Business and Bullshit. Learn, Listen and take away Lessons from an ultimate Side Hustler and Business Motivator. Cinquanta is an Author and Entrepreneur that takes you on a journey of discovery, real life situations, interviews, educational content and the most important part is She teaches you how to snatch some coins right from your home and in your spare time.  Subscribe & Share ‼️ Love You More Than I Love This Podcast!   SHOW NOTES :    Sign Up With Printful : bit.ly/PrintfulCC   Podcast & Video Editing Software Descript : descript.com?lmref=vhoeNA   Creative Fabrica : https://www.creativefabrica.com/ref/413424/   Book Bolt : https://bookbolt.io/209.html   IG: instagram.com/cinquantacoxsmith   Twitter : twitter.com/smileyquanta_  Snapchat : smileyquanta   Facebook : Cinquanta Cox-Smith  www.facebook.com/cinquantacoxsmith   Pinterest : Smileyquanta   www.cinquantacoxsmith.com   www.coinsandconnections.com   Email : hello@coinsandconnections.com   Courses: www.gumroad.com/cinquantacoxsmith   Check out my YouTube Channel Here: www.youtube.com/smileyquanta   Want to learn how to self-publish your own book? Order my new Book How To Self-Publish Under $100 Here: http://amzn.to/2cgLu62   Audio Program ©2021 – Coins And Connections, LLC. – All Rights Reserved – No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of Coins And Connections, LLC. Sponsorships: on for this episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coinsandconnections/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/coinsandconnections/support

The Daily Zeitgeist
Xmas Shortage Stories Are BS, Hell Is Bossware 12.09.21

The Daily Zeitgeist

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 72:05


In episode 1046, Jack and Miles are joined by podcaster and comedian Jackie Kashian to discuss Mouse Movers: How workers are fighting back against BOSSWARE, Patriot Front? Huh? What? Never heard of them!, News of Christmas Shortages Continues to be Bullshit and more! Mouse Movers: How workers are fighting back against BOSSWARE Patriot Front? Huh? What? Never heard of them! Trumpsters blame Biden for Santa shortage in latest GOP 'Forever War on Christmas' News of Christmas Shortages Continues to be Bullshit Biden says 'America is back' as multiple crises intensify and Christmas tree shortage looms: Bruce BLAME THE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR LACK OF CHRISTMAS TREES The Dork Forest with Jackie Kashian The Jackie and Laurie Show Listen: Stay Kashian jackiekashian.com LISTEN: Oil Slick by Puma Blue Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Intentional Greatness Podcast
Balance Is Bullshit, with Sue Hawkes and Ali Stieglbauer

The Intentional Greatness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 31:10


How do you find the ever-elusive work-life balance, in whatever way balance looks for you? During this episode of the Intentional Greatness® podcast, Sue and Ali discuss chapter 2 of Chasing Perfection: Shatter the Illusion, Minimize Self-Doubt and Maximize Success, titled “Balance is Bullshit.” During the holiday season, it can be difficult to integrate your work priorities along with your personal priorities. Sue shares how to prioritize your needs during busy and stressful times. What you'll learn about in this episode: Practices to prioritize ourselves amid professional and personal conflicts Why creating boundaries is critical for managing stress and setting short term priorities How planning for the things that are important to you can help you reduce resentment and increase enjoyment Why it's important to take the time to get clear on what makes you your best self How to observe yourself and discover what you need at the moment Three things you can do to reflect and gain more clarity Resources: Chasing Perfection Book 2-Day Intentional Greatness® Immersive Experience: https://suehawkes.lpages.co/smart-start-2-day-8-31-21 Online Learning Community: https://yess.learnworlds.com/ Website: https://www.sayyess.com/ Books: https://www.sayyess.com/books/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suehawkes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/suehawkesyess/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YESScoaching Twitter: https://twitter.com/SueHawkesYESS Finding Balance How do you find the ever-elusive work-life balance, in whatever way balance looks for you? During this episode of the Intentional Greatness® podcast, Sue and Ali discuss chapter 2 of Chasing Perfection: Shatter the Illusion, Minimize Self-Doubt and Maximize Success, titled Balance is Bullshit. During the holiday season, it can be difficult to integrate your work priorities along with your personal priorities. Sue shares how to prioritize your needs during busy and stressful times. Setting Boundaries During stressful times, like the holiday season, you have to become crystal clear on what you need and factor that into your decision-making. When choosing what events to go to, or what additional responsibilities to take on, it's all about boundaries and stepping back to see what actually works for you. You have to be disciplined enough to plan for the things that matter most to you. Become a student of what makes you awesome, and focus on doing those things. Do not allow yourself to get distracted by busyness and saying yes to things that will eventually lead to resentment. Getting Clarity You need the space to be able to evaluate and observe yourself, to ask “why did I behave this way?” When you begin to ask yourself what you need, you will discover that it always comes back to you. You can blame others, but you won't get anywhere. Take the time to pause, reflect, and get clarity on what you need right now, and figure out how to get that. Sue shares the three things she does to get more clarity on what she needs.

Fried w/ Jon Reep
Kid Rock, Hillbillies in the Holler, Sports Trivia and Canceled Wizards

Fried w/ Jon Reep

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 65:29


In this week's episode, comedian and actor Jon Reep and his COUNTRY-ish crew talk about Christmas decorations and celebrate National Mason Jar Day, National Personal Space Day, and National Meth Awareness Day, Then, in BEST TRENDS, Jon shares the new song and music video from Kid Rock - "Don't Tell Me How to Live" - and talks about some of his favorite lyrics. Jon then welcomes back his comedian buddy RENO COLLIER for a new trivia segment:  "This Day in Sports History... is it Legit or Bullshit?"  Can you listen to the facts Reno shares and pick out the lie? Jon jumps in the Zoom room to talk with new online celebrities the Hillbillies in the Holler, zooming in from Boogertown talk about the Redneck Bus, Hee Haw, and Sunday Morning Gospel Jubilee. And finally, in SMALL TOWN NEWS, a New Zealand city is taking its official "wizard" off the payroll after over two decades due to some inoffensive comments he made. It's a slippery, sharp, smart, and hard show this week! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jim and Them
Home Sweet Home Alone - #704 Part 2

Jim and Them

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 125:31


The Challenge: Jim is drunk so he is attacking Jake over not watching MTV's THE CHALLENGE, but watching other BULLSHIT.Home Sweet Home Alone: Let's break down this atrocious movie BEAT by GODDAMN BEAT!Ghostbusters Booster No Vax: From discussing Ghostbusters Afterlife in 4-D to The Beatles recommending a boster with no vax, this episode has it all.DON RICKLES!, KUWAIT!, SUCKING SAND!, DIRTY WORK!, LOVELY DAY!, BILL WITHERS!, KISS ON THE MOUTH!, TONGUE!, JAKE!, PERFECT RATING!, PAGLIACCI!, CHANDLER BING!, JIM GAFFIGAN!, THE DAY JOJO DIED!, IF YODA WAS AT SQUID GAMES JIM!, BEGUN THESE SQUID GAMES HAVE!, LATE PASS!, NETFLIX!, DYES HIS HAIR PINK!, SOUTH KOREA!, ANIME!, THE CHALLENGE!, THE CHALLENGE ALL STARS!, CHILD!, POPULAR YOUTUBE CHANNEL!, 90 DAY FIANCE!, THE BACHELOR!, CARA MARIA!, PAULIE!, KYLE!, SEASON 3!, KRISTIN!, MJ!, NEHEMIAH!, DAN!, YOU!, THE HORSIE!, SUCCESSION!, KIERAN CULKIN!, TOM!, HAWKEYE!, DISNEY PLUS!, HOME SWEET HOME ALONE!, TRASH!, HOME ALONE REBOOT!, BRITISH TRASH!, SPOILERS!, ELLIE KEMPER!, SOUTHERN FAMILY!, ROB DELANEY!, NOT BURGLARS!, LOVING PARENTS!, LOSING THEIR HOUSE!, MORTGAGE!, DATA MIGRATION!, THE CLOUD!, HUMANIZE THE VILLAIN!, VR HEADSET!, DOLL!, MAX!, MORAL SITUATION!, SCHOOL SHOOTER!, TRUMP!, GHOSTBUSTERS 4-D!, MOVING SEATS!, SMOKE!, LIGHTS!, WATER!, GHOSTBUSTERS AFTERLIFE!, 2016!, VILLAIN!, GOZER!, THE FORCE AWAKENS!, THE LAST JEDI!, NOSTALGIA!, EMOTIONAL!, THE ROCK!, THE BEATLES!, GET BACK!, RIFFING!, ROOM FULL OF BEATLES!, VACCINES!, BOOSTER!, VAX WITH NO BOOST!, RED LETTER MEDIA!, MAINSTREAM MEDIA!, BARBARA ANN!, SUCK SUCK ALL THE COCKS!, PAPA BIDEN!, SUPPLY CHAIN!, BOOSTER WITH NO VAX!, MICHAEL CAINE!, GALACTIC STARCRUISER!, STAR WARS HOTEL!, ORLANDO!, MIGHT BE BAD!, A G!, RUIN IT!, CORNY!, CORPORATE PEDO!, FBI!, SANDY HOOK!, SUPER BOWL!, PALESTINE!, ANDREW SANTINO!, TOTS TURNT!You can find the videos from this episode at our Discord RIGHT HERE!

Order of Man: Protect | Provide | Preside
GAD SAAD | How Infectious Ideas Kill Common Sense

Order of Man: Protect | Provide | Preside

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 73:48


We all know how dangerous ideology can be and, yet, some of the most destructive ideas tend to be the most pervasive in society. Why is that? And, how do these parasitic ideas spread so effectively?   My guest today is evolutionary psychologist and author of The Parasitic Mind: How infectious Ideas are Killing Common Sense, Gad Saad. Today, Gad and I discuss his guiding principles: truth and freedom, what he refers to as the “Holy Trinity of Bullshit,” the dangers of post-modernism, the other deadly sin most people don't talk about, the woke mob's desire to eliminate culture and history, and how to use your voice against these dangerous ideologies.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   The importance of telling the hard truth Postmodernism is a form of intellectual terrorism The idea pathogen of social constructivism Life is about tradeoffs The distinction between feeling and thinking Using the lexicographic rule in politics Sifting through all of the information we have available Don't set out to offend, but be willing to offend The more things change, the more they stay the same Choosing what is worth pursuing The attacks on truth are relentless Most people lack the courage to use their voice Walk through life like a honey badger   Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.