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Going North Podcast
#Bonus Ep. – “Cracking the Life Code” with Babs Faseesin (@babsfaseesin)

Going North Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 25:45


Focus on getting 1% better every day!Today's featured bonus author is chief strategy officer, certified negotiation specialist, and business strategist, Babs Faseesin. Babs and I have a chat about his book, “Cracking the Life Code: Keys to Master Your Mindset, Habits, and Behaviors for Personal Success”, the power of conducting a realistic self-assessment, and more!! Key Things You'll Learn:How he became an entrepreneurHow faith plays a big role in his businessHis biggest setback that set him up for success Babs' Site: https://crackingthelifecode.com/Babs' Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1737648601/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 The opening track is titled "Urgent Advance - METAL GEAR 2 Q-MIX" by Rukunetsu AKA Project R. Be sure to click the link below to check out his wonderful music. https://soundcloud.com/rukunetsu/urgent-advance-metal-gear-2-q-mix You May Also Like… Ep. 435 – “Breaking the Code” with Rusty Gailliard (@RustyGaillard): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-435-breaking-the-code-with-rusty-gailliard-rustygaillard/ Ep. 528 – “From the Water's Edge” with Shundrey Patterson (@ShunPwrites): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-528-from-the-waters-edge-with-shundrey-patterson-shunpwrites/ Ep. 538 – “Catalytic Leadership” with Rev. Dr. William Attaway (@WilliamAttaway): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-538-catalytic-leadership-with-rev-dr-william-attaway-williamattaway/ #Holiday Bonus Ep. – “Be Excellent Now” with Ben Scott, Jr. (@benscottllc): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/holiday-bonus-ep-be-excellent-now-with-ben-scott-jr-benscottllc/ Ep. 511 – “Slave No More” with Paul Henderson: https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-511-slave-no-more-with-paul-henderson/ 221 – “Righteous Leadership” with Dr. Ray Charles (@TheDrRayCharles): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/221-righteous-leadership-with-dr-ray-charles-thedrraycharles/ Ep. 466 – “Sabotage” with Brandon Wilson (@WilbronInc): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-466-sabotage-with-brandon-wilson-wilbroninc/ 283 – “The Winning Edge” with Shawn Harper (@shawnharper075): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/283-the-winning-edge-with-shawn-harper-shawnharper075/

CinemaJaw
CinemaJaw 573, REVIEW-O-RAMA! Vengeance, Prey, The Gray Man, Bullet Train

CinemaJaw

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 74:59


Review(s): Vengeance, Prey, Bullet Train, The Gray Man Celebrating This Month: Ryan Gosling Trivia: Ryan Gosling Movie Trivia Sponsored by: Overcast, Cracking the Code of Spy Movies Podcast

SBS Tamil - SBS தமிழ்
Salam Alaik: A Refugee's Trials and Tribulations

SBS Tamil - SBS தமிழ்

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 17:46


Antonythasan Jesuthasan, also known by the pseudonym Shobasakthi, is an actor and writer born in Sri Lanka and based in Paris, France. He is in Australia for Belvoir's production of Counting and Cracking drama. Renuka talks to Shobasakthi about his new book Salam Alaik as well as his life as a writer in exile.

SBS Tamil - SBS தமிழ்
Salam Alaik: A Refugee's Trials and Tribulations - ஸலாம் அலைக் : ஒரு அகதி பட்ட வலிகளின் வரைபடம்

SBS Tamil - SBS தமிழ்

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 17:46


Antonythasan Jesuthasan, also known by the pseudonym Shobasakthi, is an actor and writer born in Sri Lanka and based in Paris, France. He is in Australia for Belvoir's production of Counting and Cracking drama. Renuka talks to Shobasakthi about his new book Salam Alaik as well as his life as a writer in exile. - ஆஸ்திரேலியாவில் தயாரிக்கப்பட்டு இங்கிலாந்தில் மேடையேற்றப்படவுள்ள Counting & Cracking என்ற நாடக பயிற்சிக்காக ஈழத்தின் பிரபல எழுத்தாளர் மற்றும் நடிகர் ஷோபா சக்தி சிட்னி வருகை தந்திருந்தார். அண்மையில் வெளியான அவரது புதிய நாவல் ஸலாம் அலைக் தொடர்பிலும் இன்னும் சில விடயங்கள் தொடர்பிலும் அவரோடு உரையாடுகிறார் றேனுகா துரைசிங்கம்

RSN Saturday Mornings
Cracking The Codes with Matt Stewart, Dan Mielicki and Simone Fisher - 6th August 2022

RSN Saturday Mornings

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 53:06


Cracking The Codes with Matt Stewart, Dan Mielicki and Simone Fisher - 6th August 2022

The Level 10 Contractor Daily Podcast
1061: Cracking The 80/20 Rule

The Level 10 Contractor Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 67:56


On This ThrowBack Thursday, Rich identifies 4 things you need to be doing that will make 80% of the difference in your marketing. RESOURCE: Have Level 10 Audit Your website! CLICK HERE

Tech Leader Talk
How to Migrate Business Activities to the Cloud – Ankur Gupta

Tech Leader Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 31:18


Are you considering migrating your business activities to the cloud?  This podcast episode can help. On this episode, I have a valuable discussion with Ankur Gupta. Ankur is the CEO of Bitwise, which provides technology consulting and data management solutions.  Ankur and his team are working to modernize data warehousing and business intelligence in the cloud. Ankur and I discuss current problems companies face trying to modernize their data warehouse and business intelligence systems.  Ankur explains solutions to those problems. We also talk about how to successfully migrate your business activities to the cloud. “We are seeing new (and easier to use) cloud-based tools being created to help with cloud management.” – Ankur Gupta   Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast: - The biggest problems when modernizing your data warehouse - What happens after migrating workloads to the cloud - Managing business intelligence in the cloud - Building an innovation culture   Connect with Ankur Gupta: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/unamigo/ Website:  https://www.bitwiseglobal.com/ Thanks for listening! Be sure to get your free copy of Steve's latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Mumbai Smart News
BMC to cancel licenses of Bandra shop owners aiding illegal hawkers

Mumbai Smart News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 3:25


Cracking down on illegal hawkers, BMC H (west) ward in Bandra has said that it will cancel licenses of shop owners on Hill Road who encourage hawkers by renting their shops. Tune in with RJ Rohini to know more.

Happiness Solved
117. Cracking the Life Code with Babs Faseesin

Happiness Solved

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 35:35


Happiness Solved with Sandee Sgarlata. In this episode, Sandee interviews Babs Faseesin. Babs Faseesin is Strategist, Speaker and Entrepreneur. He is the author of Cracking the Life Code. Babs is an expert at leveraging the power of brands to secure the competitive edge, Babs has worked on projects for several leading brands across North America, Europe, and Africa, including Samsung, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Procter and Gamble, and Nestlé among others. His keen insights into the development and implementation of high-impact business transformation, marketing, and brand development initiatives have helped thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Through his professional experience as a strategy consultant and extensive involvement in the community as a life coach, he has seen the tremendous value of personal development perspectives. As a prolific public speaker and trainer, Babs has continued to transform the fortunes of organizations on an international scale through his seminars,  organizational development initiatives, and knowledge pieces. He has equally influenced young, upwardly mobile professionals across the globe with his highly inspiring teachings and pragmatic trainings. Babs is a member of the advisory panel for Pace University Lubin School of Business Design Thinking Program. Born and raised in Nigeria, Babs lives in New York City, where he enjoys food photography, hiking, and conquering a goal of traveling to all 50 states. Connect with Babs: www.crackingthelifecode.com Connect with Sandee www.sandeesgarlata.com Sandee's book: www.sandeesgarlata.com/the-book Podcast: www.happinesssolved.com www.facebook.com/coachsandeesgarlata www.twitter.com/sandeesgarlata www.instagram.com/coachsandeesgarlata

S&P Global Ratings
Cracking & Fracking Episode 18

S&P Global Ratings

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 14:35


AA
Libra August 2022 (cracking out of old matrix coding & wishes granted)

AA

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 10:13


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Wrestling Compadres Slamcast
WWE Encyclopedia - Part 7

Wrestling Compadres Slamcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 90:37


Cracking open the WWE Encyclopedia, deep into the "I"s to discuss wrestlers who had other jobs like Irwin R. Schyster and Isaac Yankem, and more! Become a Patreon Palski and support the show while getting access to the live chat, exclusive episodes, series, and the weekly pre-show! http://www.patreon.com/pwpalskis   Smark out with the boys on our official Discord https://discord.gg/gcRb48rkw3  Pro Wrestling Palskis is part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. Visit www.dragonwagonradio.com for more!

Accessible Astrology with Psychotherapist + Astrologer Eugenia Krok, MA
Cracking Open with Astrologer, Tareck Adeeb [Instagram LIVE 8/1/2022]

Accessible Astrology with Psychotherapist + Astrologer Eugenia Krok, MA

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 21:16 Very Popular


Today, Astrologer, Tareck Adeeb went LIVE on Instagram to discuss the astrology for the week ahead. Here are some key highlights:  North Node Conjunct Uranus and Mars, which brings a seismic shift. It's a cracking of the earth and it's explosive.   Saturn is in Aquarius until March, 2023.   At the end of this week, Mars squares Saturn.  Mars will be in Pisces next year.   There is a new order and what's occurring right now is a shifting closer to that. Are you on the right side of it? Are you feeling lighter and getting more into your authenticity.   NFTs and technology will become more normal. We will be dealing with extreme speed and everything will be getting faster.    Technology and technological advances can feel stressful.    Saturn square Uranus is all about cognitive dissonance. It makes us want to forget and not deal with everything. We need to pay attention to changes.    We need to be discerning and objective. It is an exciting time to be alive. Aquarius is about co-creation and community.    From now until mid-November, there will be a lot of volatility.   Venus will be trining in Taurus this week. Venus is in Cancer - go into the heart and be in the light. Be open to abundance and grace.   Saturn in Uranus = expect the unexpected. Be present, stay grounded, recognize what's different, and prepare.    Mercury is leaving Leo and going into Virgo on 8/4 - it's a great day to be productive. Get to the garden, enjoy the summer and what it brings. Get into the fun, creative energy.    Join Astrologer, Tareck Adeeb's weekly Instagram Lives on Mondays at 9 am MST on Instagram at @Accessible_Astrology. To WATCH the full episode: https://www.instagram.com/accessible_astrology To BOOK a reading with Tareck: https://accessibleastrology.as.me/schedule.php The Pilot Program for Accessible Astrology Academy and Research Institute is LIVE! ENROLL TODAY FOR A FREE TRIAL AND SEE WHAT WE ARE OFFERING: https://www.accessibleastrology.com/accessible-astrology-academy JOIN OUR RISING SIGNS GROUPS:  Get on the waiting list for when our Rising Sign Groups start again in the fall: https://bit.ly/3zhmd54 To learn more about Accessible Astrology, visit us online: https://www.accessibleastrology.com/      

S&P Global Ratings
Cracking & Fracking Episode 17

S&P Global Ratings

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 19:59


Steamy Stories Podcast
Home for Horny Monsters: A Banshee on the Porch! -

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022


Home for Horny Monsters: A Banshee on the Porch! - Haunted victorian house has more erotic surprises (part 2)By writerannabelle.  Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories. “Get in the bath with me,” Naia purred. “I can help you relax.”“You still haven't told me what you get from the link.”“Your protection.” She leaned back, her breasts bobbing on the surface. “This home needs a guardian, a human who won't expose our secret to the world, one who will care for us until his dying day. When I read your spirit, I knew that you could be the one who protect us.”“Us?” He peeked out into the bedroom. “There are other nymphs?”Naia shook her head. “I'm referring to the house itself. Emily was the last guardian of this place, and it holds many secrets. If this house should fall into the wrong hands…” Naia shivered, though the water was warm. “I'm afraid I can't be of much help in discovering them, as I am unable to leave this room. That, and I can't actually tell you.”“Why not?”“It's the house.” She frowned. “Powerful magic, a Geas. When Emily died, the house's protective magic kicked in. It's like being unable to remember someone's name, even though you are looking right at them. There is something important that I want to tell you, but it floats away from me when I try to focus on it. I'm afraid it will be that way until you can figure out for yourself the real purpose of this house.”“Secrets, huh?” Mike thought back to his college days, low-key hacking into servers just to see what was there. “Sounds like a challenge.”“I wish I could help, I really do.” Naia frowned. “I have huge gaps in my memory, but the main thing I remember is Emily.”“You knew my Great Aunt well?”“She was a good friend. I know you picture her in your mind as some old woman traipsing through the house, but she never looked a day over twenty seven. Not until the day she died, anyway. The magic preserves beauty, but doesn't prolong death.”“Interesting.” Mike stroked his chin. “So, I'm going to be young forever.”“On the outside.” Naia smiled. “And I think I can make your stay worth it.”“I'm going to be honest. I'm not really good with women.” Mike stared at her naked body, his cock twitching once more. His body and brain were disconnected, his body suddenly ready but his mind hesitant. His mother's voice was distant, but it was still there.“I saw that.” Naia trailed a finger down between her breasts. “A lot of pain in your past, something holding you back. You'll find that our new bond will alleviate that somewhat.”“What, are you my therapist now?”“Even better.” Mike hadn't realized how close he had come to the water. Naia slid her finger into the waistband of his pants, pulling him close. “My magic has created a special bond between us, one that enhances trust, allowing you to momentarily forget.” Tugging the band of his pants down, his cock sprung free, pointing directly at her mouth. “I can teach you to overcome your pain, if you will let me.” She stroked his cock lovingly, her fingers magically warm and wet. She gazed up into his eyes, adoration on her face. “Please let me do this, Mike. Please.”“I…” Mike stared at the woman in his tub, the one who radiated warmth and safety. For the first time he could remember, he had become lost in the moment, the slight heat of her breath teasing the head of his swollen dick. Gone were any thoughts of his childhood, the house, or what had happened earlier. Her eyes were shimmering pools, glowing with an inner light of their own.“C'mon Mike. Let's do it right this time.” She continued stroking. “With your permission.”Mike was breathing hard, his fingers stroking lightly at her hair. She broke eye contact, staring hungrily at his cock. She was panting now, and his cock tingled with every stroke.“Please,” Mike begged her. “Please.” He couldn't put the feeling into words, but he needed her.She leaned forward, sucking him in gently, her teeth just barely sliding across his foreskin. He shivered as she took him all the way to the root, one hand stroking his balls while the other slid around his hips. She sucked on him for several seconds, and he moaned softly, unsure what to do. She broke away, a trail of spit connecting her mouth to his dick.“Get in.” Her voice was husky, her hands pulling down his pants. He helped, pushing them to the floor as she caressed his balls, rolling them gently between her fingers. He stepped into the bath, her mouth finding his dick again. She grabbed him by the hips, moaning quietly as he thrust into her mouth. Already, his body felt light, his muscles relaxing as the magic took hold of him. He popped free from her full lips, and she reached up for him as he knelt down, their lips finding each other. He ran fingers through her blue hair, tracing the line of her jaw. She clutched his shoulders, breaking free of his kiss to suck at his collarbone.“Everything feels like electricity,” he told her, meaning every word. His skin was practically tingling, her touch igniting tiny sparks between them in the warm of the bath.“Part of that is my magic,” she whispered in his ear, her breath hot. “The rest of it is me.”His hand moved down her belly, parting the thick folds of her pussy. She was impossibly tight. He worked her cunt this way for a few minutes, rubbing at her clit with his thumb. After a minute of this, he realized that something felt odd. Pushing back from her, he stared down.“Is that a piercing?” He asked. In between her labia was a shiny sphere.“That's my clit,” she giggled. She stood, sitting on the edge of the tub and spreading her legs. Pulling back her folds, he saw that her clit strongly resembled a pink pearl. He ran his finger across the top of it, causing her to gasp. It was smooth, yet hard.“Is it always like this?”“Only when I'm this turned on.” She said, smiling. “It's called a Nymph's Pearl.”“God damn.” He moved closer, taking in her scent. The aroma made his head swim. “May I?”“You're such a gentleman.” Grabbing the back of his head, she pulled him in. He opened his mouth, gently sucking in her Nymph's Pearl, moving it around with his tongue as he slid two fingers in her pussy. Naia gasped, digging her fingers into the back of his head as he rolled her Pearl around in circles. Moaning, she wrapped her legs around his head, squeezing him tight.From his position between her legs, her scream of delight sounded like distant thunder. He switched from two fingers to three, her eager pussy gobbling up the extra digit with no effort. He pulled his fingers free, lapping at her inner folds with his tongue, marveling at the salty-sweet taste of a nymph's vagina. Hands clutched at his neck, her legs trembling uncontrollably as he drove her to the edge.Sucking the Pearl back into his mouth, he slid his fingers back into her, curling them upward.She screamed again, soaking his face with her cum. Three rapid bursts of fluid coated him completely. Startled, he pulled away, wiping his eyes clear. It had the same taste that she did, with just a hint of spice. Naia, reclined on the edge of the tub, was gasping for air, her body suddenly limp.“I've… I've never seen that before,” Mike told her. His cock was absolutely throbbing.Naia's eyes glowed from within, the water in the bath suddenly becoming steam. Rolling over, she lifted her ass into the air, clutching the rim of the tub.“Fuck me, Mike,” she hissed, the water's surface becoming choppy. He wrapped his hands around her hips, staring down at the juicy curves of her ass. Oddly, her prominent pussy was missing its neighbor, the long curve of her labia stretching farther back to where her asshole should have been.Sensing his pause, Naia looked over her shoulder. “Nymph's don't need assholes. Now hurry up and fuck what's in front of- Oh God!” Mike, wasting no pretense, shoved himself inside her awaiting hole. Her body lurched forward as he pounded her from behind, giving no thought to her pleasure at all. Somehow, this didn't seem to matter to Naia. She panted like a dog, her raspy breath echoing off the tiles of the bathroom.“Holy shit,” Mike shouted, desperately shoving his dick inside. His newfound sensitivity was driving him wild, and he clawed at Naia's ass cheeks, his excitement building. The water around them bubbled with energy, tiny water spheres taking flight and hovering in the air.“Fuck, fuck, fuck, FUCK!” When Mike came, his vision turned black around the edges, the world briefly losing focus, his back arching as he filled Naia with hot sperm. She let out her own shriek, pushing back against him as her back spasmed, ripples traveling down her spine and legs as she shook uncontrollably.“Oh Mike,” Naia moaned, going limp beneath his hands. She sank into the water, and Mike joined her, the two of them easily floating side by side.“Naia.” Mike was officially spent. He ran his fingers through her hair, sighing to himself as her fingers traced circles on his chest. “That was absolutely magical.”“I'm glad you liked it.” Naia kissed him on the neck. “Consider it a down payment.”“For what?” He asked.“For taking care of me. This place.” Naia's face was suddenly serious. “If you choose to stay, you will find out that there's a lot more to do than just live out our days fucking. There are some really bad people out there, people willing to do anything to get their hands on this place.”“Because of you?” He asked.“The man who built this house didn't just do it for me. He was a collector of magical items. These objects have tremendous power, and he hid them well. My job is to guard the house-because of the spring, I can never leave, so I was the best choice to be its guardian. Every time the house is passed to a new caretaker, I either make the pact like I have with you, or the new owner suffers an accident. Also…” Her face went blank for a second. “Damn. It's that thing I want to tell you again. I just can't remember, it's so frustrating. Anyway, I can't leave this room, or the fountain, once it's repaired for that matter.” Naia stroked Mike's stomach lovingly. “Please fix my fountain. I miss being outside.”Mike stared at the canned lights in the ceiling. Magical artifacts? This night had taken a strange, impossible turn. “It shouldn't be too hard to figure out where these magic artifacts are kept. The house is big, but it's not that big.”Naia smirked, kissing Mike on the lips. “You keep telling yourself that.” Yawning, Naia stretched. “I'm exhausted. You get some of that muck pulled from the fountain, and you and I can stay up all night if you like.”“Consider it done.” He stayed with her for a while, but the water grew cold. Bidding her a good night, he watched as she vanished beneath the water's surface, the cool liquid flowing down the bath drain. Drying himself off, he stretched out on the giant bed. Within moments, he was asleep.The bed was probably a hundred years old. God alone knew how old the mattress was. Somehow, Mike awoke from easily the best night's sleep in years. His body was in the same position it had been when he fell asleep. Yawning, he stepped down on the hard wood floors, his left ankle popping. Rubbing the back of his head, he strolled naked to the toilet to pee. He flushed the toilet, stepping out into the main bathroom. The tub was still there, glistening in the light of the morning sun.“Naia?” his voice quivered, slightly. The events of last night were fresh in his mind, and he wondered how much he would crack if he discovered that it had all been a dream.“I'm still here.” Her voice echoed from inside the tub. “I'm always here. Now go get some work done. You and I can play later.”Mike laughed, leaving the room behind. Breakfast was last night's pizza, quickly reheated, and some soda. Mike quickly threw together a grocery list, food he would need for the week ahead. He stepped out the back door, staring at the poorly kept yard. The house itself was built near the top of the hill, and Mike realized that the back yard's high stone walls ensured privacy. A wrought iron gate at the back of the yard led out into the woods behind the home, but someone had strung a chain across the bars, a giant padlock holding it in place.The fountain was in sad shape. No water could be seen in its giant basin, which was now full of silt and dead leaves. Mike sat on the side of the fountain, looking at his laptop. A quick Google search yielded several ways he could begin to restore it, but he was either going to have to look for tools or buy them.“Fuck it,” he muttered, adding the tools to his shopping cart. He didn't feel like spending hours looking through the house trying to find what he needed, and the local home improvement store had a service counter pickup option, which would get him home and back that much faster. Closing his laptop, he stood up to go back inside.“Jesus fuck!” He nearly dropped his laptop. A stone figure tucked away in an alcove by the back door had startled him. Moving in for a closer look, he saw that it appeared to be a statue of a woman, but other than an ample bust, few details could actually be seen. Covered in creeper vines, he pushed a few of them aside to try and see it better. Failing, he made a mental note to pick up some garden sheers. Kneeling down by her feet, he expected to see a plaque on the pedestal she stood on, but it was blank.“Damn near gave me a heart attack,” he muttered, walking in through the back door. He set his laptop on the kitchen table, listening to the sounds of the house around him. Nothing but silence.His rental car, a green Kia, was still on the curb where he had left it. Leaves had tumbled down from the trees along the street, creating a blanket for it. Pulling away, they spun in circles behind him, creating little leaf tornados in his rear view mirror.Pickup at Mel's, the home improvement store, was super quick. Mike grabbed an extra pair of work gloves and some garden shears on the way out. Stopping at the grocery store, he picked up some basics, including coffee and a new coffee maker. He had seen one in the kitchen, but didn't trust it to actually work.He arrived back at the house, gathering up all of his bags in an attempt to make only one trip. Walking precariously between the stone lions, he made it to the front door, setting the bags down to get his key out of his pocket. The deadbolt clicked open, and he pocketed the key, kneeling down to grab his bags.The porch swing creaked. Mike stared, the gears of his mind turning. He thought he had disconnected the swing last night. Yet there it was, swaying in a non-existent breeze. He walked over, unhooking the swing and lowering it to the porch.Shaking his head, he walked inside, putting it from his mind. He stacked his groceries up on the counter and tossed the bag of supplies on the kitchen table. Stocking the fridge, he began organizing the tools from the store. A few scrub brushes, a trowel, and a drain snake were pulled from the bucket he had purchased, as well as a screwdriver.A knock at the door was followed by the sound of the bell. Mike walked back down the long hall, a shadowy figure visible through the frosted glass of the front door. He opened the door to reveal Beth, his Great Aunt's estate representative, standing on the other side. She was holding a stack of files, but that wasn't what Mike noticed. Her dark hair still in a bun, she was wearing a bright red blouse, the top buttons straining to hold it shut, with a knee length white skirt.“Mr. Radley,” she greeted him, a warm smile on her face. “I thought I would drop by and bring you some paperwork. There are several things the firm needs you to look over before we can finalize a transfer of assets. May I come in?”“Um, yeah. Certainly.” He stepped back, and she stepped past him, the smell of soap and lavender following her in. He shuddered internally, this human woman somehow ten times more daunting than the mystical creature upstairs. “Here, this way.” He led her to the kitchen, where she set down the pile of documents.“It looks like you're getting ready to tackle a project,” Beth said, picking up the trowel. “Hopefully nothing the Historical Society would disapprove of.”“Just cleaning some gunk out of the fountain,” he told her. “Hoping to see it running soon.”“Those don't sound like the words of a man who is still debating keeping the place.”“You're correct. I've decided to stay.”“In that case,” Beth slid one of the folders out, checking its contents. “This was an offer from that group of women I told you about. They call the firm almost every day, they're absolutely in love with this place.”“I hate to disappoint them, but the place is growing on me already.” Mike smiled, thinking of Naia. “Not sure why, but I feel like this is where I was meant to be.”“I'm very happy for you Mike.” Her smile was genuine, crinkling the skin next to her eyes. “I know what you mean. I've been over here several times to make sure the place is being cared for properly by our interim team, and admit I'm a little sad that I won't get to see it much longer.”“Nonsense.” Mike waved a hand dismissively. “You're welcome over here anytime. Besides, you're the only person I even know in this town. My job doesn't offer many opportunities to meet new people, so I'm afraid you are my entire social group.”“I may just take you up on that.” Beth sat at the table. “I've been a bit obsessed with this place since I was a little girl. I was convinced a fairy queen lived here, probably until I was thirteen. I used to ride my bike past every day, hoping to catch a glimpse of her. Turns out that it must have been someone who worked for your great aunt, a young woman who I sometimes caught working in the garden. She had this brilliant radiance around her, almost like she was stuck in an old Disney movie. I half expected birds to circle around her as she broke into song or something. I won't lie, I tried to figure out who she was once your aunt passed, but there weren't any records.” She chuckled, stroking the files with a finger. This action pressed her breasts together, causing a tiny gap to form between the buttons of her blouse. Mike stared into that dark space, wondering what color her bra was. “It's silly, I know, but I can't help but love this place just a little.”“I've only been here one night. Trust me, I know what you're talking about.” Snapping his eyes away from her chest, Mike leaned forward, opening the top file. “Ugh. This looks like a bunch of legalese.”“In triplicate. These are some additional assets, plus some agreements I need you to sign since you are taking ownership of the home. Per the will, there are a few protective clauses, primarily stating that you can never bulldoze the home and start from scratch. This was per your Great Aunt's wishes, but I'm guessing that isn't a problem.”“You would be correct.” Mike slid open a drawer looking for a pen, but Beth had one ready.“You can have an attorney read these over first. I prefer that you would, actually. There isn't any hurry-now that we have an heir, the clock sort of resets for a bit.” She set the pen on the table. “However, I am just on delivery duty today. I need to get in to the office to begin processing some additional documents. Today is Tuesday. I would be happy to drop by on Friday to pick these up, if you have them done. Otherwise, I can just drop by to make certain you are getting settled. That is part of the provisions as well.”“Um, yeah. Sure. Thank you.” Mike followed her outside. He walked behind her, watching the gentle sway of her ass until they arrived at her car, a cute little convertible he didn't recognize. Beth gave him a wave and a smile before driving away. He walked back up the walk, stopping to pat one of the lion's paws for luck. In his mind, he was planning to take the bucket straight out back and see what he could do about that pesky fountain.He was up the stairs, his hand on the door when he heard the swing next to him squeak. Turning his head, he saw her sitting there, kicking her legs gently as she stared across the front yard, her eyes distant.“Hey.” Mike said, moving to get a better view of her. Her skin was unnaturally pale, her hair white. She was wearing a simple white dress with a thick, black belt around her waist. The skirt stopped just above her knees, white stockings visible above a black pair of shoes. The swing creaked as she swayed, coming close to the siding of the house. She ignored him.“Hello? Hey?” He stood in front of her, waving his hand in front of her face. Her slightly milky eyes stared forward. Maybe she's blind, Mike thought, staring at her now. Her skin was paper white, but her facial features made Mike think of a mixed European heritage. Small breasts pushed against the front of her dress, filling out the top as if it had been custom made for her. Her eyes didn't budge, her dark eyed gaze settled on eternity.“Now look…” Mike grabbed the chain of the swing, halting its forward motion.The change was immediate. She was suddenly standing, her whole body lurching forward as if a movie had skipped several frames. A blast of cold air assailed Mike as her wild face was suddenly inches from his own, her feet hovering inches above the ground. She let out a blistering screech, her hair fanning out wildly behind her as she raised her hands, fingers curled into claws. Mike, panicking, stumbled backwards, the railing hitting him in his lower back. The icy blast of air pushed him over the edge, where he fell into the scratchy bushes below. Wide eyed, he stared into the sky as the specter leaned over the rail, floating upward.“Fuck, fuck, fuck,” he muttered struggling to fight his way free of the bushes. She let out another shriek, her suddenly darkened features stretched until her face was a nightmarish mask.“Stop unhooking my swing, fucker!” She cried, poofing out of existence. Mike scrambled to his feet, rolling free of the bushes covered in bloody scratches. Standing in the warm light of day, his heart pounding a mile a minute, Mike stared up at the porch where he had fallen from. The railing was cracked, and behind it, the porch swing swayed gently in the breeze.Mike ran up the stairs, his eyes on the empty swing. He shoved the door open, slamming it shut behind him. “Naia!” He hollered, running up the stairs. “Naia, what the fuck was that?” He shouted, running into the bathroom.The tub's faucet opened up, pouring a thin layer of water on the bottom. Her head and shoulders emerged as if she was in a lake rather than an inch of water.“What happened?” She asked.“Some woman on the porch. On the swing. Screamed at me. I fell into the bushes.” Mike gasped for air, inspecting the cuts on his arm.“Oh. Oh!” Naia's eyes flashed. “I remember! That's Cecilia!”“Who is Cecilia?” Mike sat on the side of the tub, rubbing his eyes.“She's a banshee. She lives on the porch. She really likes the swing.” Naia sunk even lower, her lips just above the surface of the water. “I'm sorry Mike. I wish I could have told you.”“Is that the important thing? The one you wanted to say but couldn't?”Naia shook her head, her face moving even lower. Just her eyes were visible above the water.“Naia, what aren't you telling me?” Mike crossed his arms. The nymph blushed, her words muffled by the water. “What did you say?”Naia rose up out of the water until her lips were visible. “I said that there are others.”“Others? Others like who?”Naia shook her head. “I can't remember. I'm sorry Mike, but I really can't. Now that you've met Cecilia, I can remember her very well, or at least what Emily told me about her. She almost never came inside. But there are others.”“If you can't remember them, than how do you know there are others?”“It's the important thing, the one I couldn't remember.” Naia slumped. “I think you're going to be mad.”“I'll do my best. What is it?”“Remember earlier, when I told you that the man who built this house collected magical artifacts?”“Yes?”“It's part of the Geas. It's a fail-safe, a half-truth. He did collect artifacts, yes. But he came across most of those on accident.”“How do you accidentally come across artifacts?”Naia put on her best, fake smile. “You see a lot of them when you decide to start your own monster collection.”“Monsters. The guy who built this house collected monsters.” Mike sat on the edge of the tub, Naia wrapping bandages around the deeper cuts on his body. He wore only his boxers, having stripped away his clothing. He was grateful that the bushes had caught him, but a bit miffed that they had taken their price in flesh.“Yep. It started as an academic thing, but he had a really big heart. The world was changing too quickly for us monsters to adapt, so he rescued as many of us as he could.” Naia rubbed some Neosporin into a cut on his leg. Nymphs could do a lot of things, but healing magic was not one of them. “While there are people out there who would kill for the magic hidden in this house, the monsters here are a magical goldmine.”“How so?” He asked.“Hard to answer. For instance, it wouldn't be hard to hold a nymph hostage and demand that she share her gifts. Cecilia's gifts wouldn't be worth much, because banshees only appear before someone dies, generally.”“Wait.” Mike grabbed Naia's hand. “What do you mean banshees only appear before someone dies?”“Cecilia is different. She'll appear to the owner of the house-it doesn't mean anything. She and Emily used to sit out there and watch the sunset a lot of evenings. Nobody needed to die, so don't worry about it.” Naia dabbed some more Neosporin on his leg before wrapping it.“Who built this place?” Mike asked. Naia froze, mid-wrap.“I wish I could say.” A tiny tear formed in the corner of her eye. “All I know is that I was extremely happy while he was here. Emily was nice and all, but I had a special bond with the man who built this place. It kills me that I can't remember him.”“But you remember Emily?” That was a mystery that he was going to have to think on. Why would the former owner need his identity kept a secret? How does one get into collecting monsters in the first place?“Yeah, I do. And Natalie. She was our keeper before Emily. But the real master came before Bethany, and I can't even picture him.” Naia sniffed, finishing the wrap on Mike's leg. “I wish I could remember.”“I hope you remember.” Mike meant it. Anything she could remember was something he could use. The sooner the better. Seeing a banshee on the porch had spooked him, and bad. What other surprises did the house have for him? Naia made him feel good in so many ways, but was the trouble worth it?“There. All better.” Naia kissed him on the neck, sending chills down his spine. “Now go unclog my fountain. The sooner you do that, the sooner I can see the stars again.”“Fair enough. Thank you, Naia.” Mike stood, tossing his bloodied clothes in a hamper by the bed. Cracking open his bags, he found a pair of athletic shorts and a clean shirt to wear. Walking down the stairs, he pondered the situation that had developed. Cecilia, the crazy bitch on his front porch, had nearly killed him for touching her swing. How many others like her were there? Was he going to get killed by something that was using a room as its lair?He stared at the furniture, covered in white sheets. The house had been cleaned numerous times, and as far as he knew, no problems had ever been reported. Something to ask Beth. He found himself looking at the fireplace in the sitting room, some stray thought crossing his mind. Before he could focus on it, he heard the creak of the swing out front, the immediate memory of an angry banshee in his face sending chills down his spine.Rubbing his face, he walked toward the back of the house, away from the sound of the swing. He walked to the kitchen table, grabbing the bucket and eager to go out back and deal with a problem he could handle. Lifting the bucket, he realized that it didn't feel quite right. Looking inside, he saw that it was empty.“Are you fucking kidding me?” He shouted, throwing the bucket angrily. He sat down, putting his face in his hands. Should he go back to the store? It meant walking past the Swing of the Damned currently, and he knew he wasn't ready to deal with that. With a resigned sigh, Mike walked outside to the garden, hanging a left at the fountain. Key in hand, he unlocked the door to the garage, pushing it in.Beth had warned him about the garage. Apparently his Great Aunt had been using it primarily for storage, and he immediately saw that the boxes had been piled high. He flicked on the light switch, which didn't actually help that much. The garage itself felt cavernous, somehow bigger than its two car capacity. The maze of boxes had him twisting to maneuver through them, hoping to make it to the other side. He expected to discover a tool bench on the opposite wall, and he was not disappointed. The bench was burdened with several boxes, so he lowered them to the ground.“Fuck, these are heavy.” He cracked open a couple boxes to reveal several paperback novels. The box he was looking in contained old sci-fi novels. He looked through the box, pulling aside a couple of classics that he intended to read for himself. He opened the next box, revealing a pile of romance novels.“Bleh. Never mind.” He closed the flap. Why were there so many books here? Pushing the thought from his mind, he got a good look at the tool bench. It had several drawers, all of which were empty when he opened them. Kneeling down, he opened the cabinet doors to reveal that they were also completely empty.Who had a tool bench with no tools? Mike scratched his chin, double checking the drawers to make sure he saw right. He wondered if somebody had stolen them, but then thought of the girl on the front porch. If this place really had been built to harbor a monster collection, then ordinary thieves wouldn't have a chance. Looking at the boxes, he debated cracking them open, but was convinced that he would only find more books.“Fuck, it's hot,” he muttered, wiping sweat off his brow. The afternoon sun was turning the place into a bit of a sauna. He resigned himself to the fact that he was going to have to leave the house again. Carefully moving through the stacks toward the door, he heard the sound of metal on concrete.Mike froze in place, listening carefully. He closed his eyes, listening carefully. It was faint, but the sound of light fabric across concrete carried to him from the back of the garage. He moved slowly, quietly, maneuvering around the stacks of boxes. A narrow gap between some boxes concealed a small hallway in the back of the garage. Mike breathed out, barely fitting between the stacks.The hallway U-turned, revealing a flight of stairs that went beneath the garage. He descended the concrete steps, moving quietly. Toward the bottom of the steps, he heard it, the unintelligible mutterings of someone up ahead. The voice was raspy, but feminine. He ducked his head, the space just barely over five feet tall.There was just enough light that he saw the pull-cord dangling from the ceiling. He yanked on it, casting light into the dark spaces beneath. Unlike the room above, this room had plenty of space. Boxes along the edge of the room had been decorated with dirty fabric, and it was immediately obvious that the room was originally intended for working on cars-large pit covers up above were sealed and locked shut. Along the back wall of the room was a tool bench littered with tools, and Mike immediately spotted the supplies he had bought earlier. Off to the side was a tiny bed. The muttering he had been listening to had vanished.Of greater interest, however, was the short figure between him and the bench. It stood at around four feet, dark green skin covered in dirt and grime. It's hair was so dirty that Mike couldn't make out any color, but did notice that it had been pulled to the side in a wild ponytail. The sudden light had frozen it in place, casting a comical shadow along the back wall. The figure dropped what it had been holding-the screwdriver that Mike had purchased earlier.Mike tried to process what he was looking at. It wasn't see-thru, so not a ghost (thank God). Where could he even go from here, now that he had discovered the creature's den.“Those tools belong to me,” he said, trying his best to sound firm. The creature in front of him turned around slowly, squinting into the light. She wore a dress that looked like it had been stitched together from spare furniture covers. A dirty yellow pair of goggles were on top of her head, and she bared her fangs at him, hissing through her teeth. Her tiny hands curled, revealing claws.“Tools are for Tink.” She growled. “All tools are Tink's tools.”Mike's heart raced. The thought of this angry little creature attacking him was simply too much. Still, he couldn't help but stare at her body. Wide set hips accentuated by small breasts, and the side of her makeshift dress had a split up the side, revealing just the edge of her bony hip and the movement of a thin tail with hair at the end. Her ears were wide and pointy, and a tiny nose made her big mouth look even larger.He had no idea what he was looking at.“Uh, okay. Tink, is it?” Mike held his hands up to show that they were empty. “Look here, Tink. I bought those tools so that I can fix the fountain. I can't fix the fountain without them. May I please have them back?”Tink bared her fangs. “You challenge Tink. Tink fight. Protect goblin home.”“Whoa, whoa.” Mike backed up. “We don't need to fight Tink, but I need those tools. There's no reason we need to do this.” Mike ran through his memory, looking for info on goblins, but he was drawing an absolute blank.“Then man leave. Never come back, or Tink fight to protect goblin home.” Tink hunched forward, tossing her goggles to the side of the room. It was now or never.“Let's talk about-fuck!” Tink leapt across the room, hands spread wide. She tackled Mike, and Mike fell over backward, slamming Tink's head into the ceiling.“Oh shit, I'm so-hey!” Unfazed, Tink was clawing at him, grabbing handfuls of his t-shirt. He fought back, not wanting to hit her at first due to her size. Unfortunately, it was like tangling with an angry cat. His bandages were quickly shredded, and Tink was busy trying to wrestle him into submission.The low ceiling prevented Mike from standing. Instead, he began rolling around on the floor, doing his best to avoid her teeth, which did shred away the rest of his shirt. As they fought, her dress ripped too, and Mike was soon grappling with a naked goblin on the floor.At first, the fight seemed a sure defeat, but Tink was rapidly tiring. He flipped her on her back, slamming her rock-hard skull on the pavement. It didn't seem to faze her, but she slowed down quite a bit. Using the moment to his advantage, he crawled on top of her, pinning her in place with the weight of his body.Tink struggled to rise, but Mike had managed to pin one arm down with his knee while holding the other straight. The rest of his body was on top of her torso, and she flopped helplessly for several minutes, quickly tiring.To be continued.By writerannabelle for Literotica

Tech Leader Talk
The War between Art & Science in B2B Marketing – Camela Thompson

Tech Leader Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 31:22


On this episode, I talk with Camela Thompson, who is the VP of Marketing at CaliberMind, which provides a B2B platform for revenue insights.  She is also a thought leader, an entrepreneur, a podcaster, and an author. Camela and I discuss B2B marketing.  In particular, Camela explains “The War Between Art & Science” – which includes issues related to digital marketing in today's world. We also talk about the ability to track and analyze results in different types of marketing. “We now have the ability to measure the impact of the creative item we're testing.” – Camela Thompson Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast: - How to solve the conflict between art and science in marketing  - A common website problem you can easily fix in a few minutes - How Camela's background in data has helped her succeed as a marketer - B2B priorities for tech companies - Modifying your website pages based on who is viewing the content   Resources: The Revenue Marketing Report Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-revenue-marketing-report/id1568810136 Book:  Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg (https://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/product/nvc/)   Connect with Camela Thompson: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/camela-thompson/ Website:  https://www.calibermind.com/ Thanks for listening! Be sure to get your free copy of Steve's latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

The Ray Hadley Morning Show: Highlights
Police seek help in cracking mysterious deaths of two sisters

The Ray Hadley Morning Show: Highlights

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 3:42


Police have renewed their appeal for public help after two sisters were found dead in a Sydney apartment.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Genuine X
Cracking the Roblox Code with Roforco

Genuine X

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 59:32


We are joined by Tom Middleton this week, to discuss his game studio - Roforco. Roforco helps brands tackle the enigmatic game platform and game creation system known as ‘Roblox.' Brands are now discovering how to take advantage of Roblox's popularity amongst Gen Z and Gen A, by creating brand gaming experiences. Tom discusses the importance of the shock-value for a brand, the ability to create an amazing first impression on the site and developing a game that gets people talking. It is also incredibly important to build upon this initial impact, with updates and the creation of fans and a community, to ensure longevity in Roblox. We discuss how to build a game that stands this test of time. For many brands, Roblox is an unknown and untapped market. Roforco helps them throughout the entire process from pitching to programming as well as building fan communities. The influence of the game will help answer that all-important question - How can you change, for the better, an entire generation's perspective of your brand? Roforco has the answer - Roblox is the future.

Leading Yourself
138: Building Self-Confidence (Part 3)

Leading Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 45:56


Welcome to part 3 of this Building your Confidence Series!  On this series we are going to be talking about: What self-confidence is and it's not. Why you don't want to be 100% confident all the time. How to build self-confidence, and understand where real confidence comes from. How to silence your inner critic. Understanding the comparison trap and how to free yourself from it. Quick confidence hacks for when you need a boost a confidence -------------------------------------------------- BUILD CONFIDENCE, SILENCE SELF-DOUBT, AND TAKE BOLD ACTION TOWARD YOUR BIG GOALS Join the Cracking the Self-Confidence Code coaching session. Learn more and save your spot here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/381040882537 --------------------------------------------------- Learn more about Thrive 2022 and join the waitlist to get exclusive access: https://thrive2022.my.canva.site/ --------------------------------------------------- Let's Connect!

S&P Global Ratings
Cracking & Fracking Episode 16

S&P Global Ratings

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 19:59


The Valley Church Troy Podcast
Unlocking the Code | Pastor Andy Monnin | Troy, Ohio

The Valley Church Troy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 40:23


Join us for week 3 of Cracking the Code as we decipher the Book of Leviticus with Pastor Andy Monnin from our Piqua location. How does blood, guts, baking, old rituals, animal sacrifice, and lots of weird regulations apply to your life today? In this series learn how you can crack the holiness code and unlock an abundance of God's love and grace to experience life to the fullest. Discover how God's call to holiness can be lived out in YOUR life! Come sit with us as we start our new Leviticus series where we Crack the Code. Join us for service every Sunday at 9:15am or 11:00am (EST). Stay connected by downloading our app by texting tvcapp to 77977 or search for The Valley Church in the Apple Store or the Google Store. If you received Christ through this message, text TODAY to 937-358-6565. We would love to hear how Jesus is changing your life! Tell us your story by emailing mystory@thevalley.church! If you need prayer, text PRAYER to 937-358-6565 If you would like to support The Valley Church financially you can give through the TVC app, or online through our website.

Health Trip with Jill Foos
Men's Health: The Testosterone Edition - #35

Health Trip with Jill Foos

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 66:44


Today, I am focusing on men's health, specifically testosterone. About 40-45% of men over 45 years old have low testosterone, or low “T”. Younger men can also experience low T, even when in their 20's. Low testosterone levels are correlated with poor nutrition, age, sedentary lifestyle, poor sleep, alcohol or drug use, prescription drug use, exposure to toxins, stress, and genetics. There are serious health risks associated with low T, such as an increase in cardiovascular disease, osteopenia, or osteoarthritis, a decrease in lean body mass, our longevity organ, chronic brain fog, and of course, sexual dysfunction. Low T leads to depression, more stress and a feeling of hopelessness and low confidence.One of the first questions I ask my male clients is, “How's your libido?” because it tells me a lot of information about his health and lifestyle. It's a fantastic marker to look at for overall health in men. The good news is that there are many options and lifestyle changes available to optimize testosterone levels. My guest today is Dr. Tracy Gapin. Dr. Gapin is board certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a leading GAINSWave provider and founded the Gapin Institute for High Performance Medicine in 2017, focused on helping men optimize their health so they can fulfill their highest potential. He offers a personalized path to helping men maximize their physical, cognitive, and sexual health. Dr. Gapin is also the author of the best-selling book Male 2.0: Cracking the Code to Limitless Health and Vitality.To connect with Dr. Gapin:website: www.drtracygapin.comFB: drtracygapinIG: drtracygapinYoutube: Dr. Tracy GapinTwitter: DrGapinText Health26786 for your free guideTo order his free book, Male 2.0, FREE, follow this link:https://tracygapin.clickfunnels.com/optin325483210Medical Disclaimer:By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice or for making any lifestyle changes to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any of my guests on my podcast.

The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide with Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy

Therapy for Executives and Emerging Leaders Curt and Katie chat about how therapists can support leaders. We look at optimal leadership, leadership identity development, barriers for emerging leaders, challenges that executives face, and how therapists can support these leaders. We explore specific interventions and career assessment questions. This is a continuing education podcourse. Transcripts for this episode will be available at mtsgpodcast.com! In this podcast episode we explore how therapists can help leaders During times of turmoil - like a global pandemic, an unstable economy, and social unrest - we want to be able to rely on our leaders to help us weather the storm. We look to our employers, our legislators, and our community leaders to solve problems and remain calm. But who supports our leaders? It's important for therapists to understand leadership and the unique challenges that leaders face, so they can help. Further, therapists must be available to provide support to emerging leaders who are coming from much more diverse backgrounds and perspectives who may need help navigating a system that doesn't always accept them or align with their lived experiences. We talk about leader identity development and how leaders develop over time. We look at common barriers and challenges for leaders at all stages of development as well as suggested interventions to address these needs. What do therapists get wrong when working with leaders? “We may be hindering folks that we don't see as leaders based on what we know about them: either their identity and the kind of the societal bias, or based on what we know about how much they're struggling. And so, we won't be able to help these folks move into these positions of leadership and help them elevate themselves in that way.” – Katie Vernoy, LMFT Therapists don't include career assessments and leadership assessment Understanding the interrelation between work and mental health Bias related to stereotypical leaders and not seeing leadership where it shows up outside of able-bodied, tall, white men The calm, peaceful, work-life balance versus optimal performance and ambition Cosigning on poor work behavior and overwork What is good leadership? Leadership can be taught and can be beneficial for every client Concepts of leadership as a process and a position Interdependent, collaborative Servant Leadership Transformational Leadership What does leadership identity development look like? The 6 stages of the model created by Komives, et al. Moving from identifying leaders, understanding positional leadership, then moving to more of a process and interdependent relationship How leadership identity development impacts adult clients What impacts emerging leaders? Identities, especially marginalized identities Relationships with authority figures Resources, privilege within typical leadership development opportunities during childhood and early adulthood Relational trauma, boundaries, communication Marginalized identities and stereotypes with no sure-fire way to perform acceptably Lack of safety and empowerment Career and Leadership Assessment “Oftentimes, these stereotypes [related to marginalized identities] can really hit someone, and that can get in the way of them being able to be a good leader. First off, because they're not given the positions. But it's also something where they're navigating these stereotypes and having to twist themselves into pretzels, in order to fit in that little tiny line that is between ‘too much' and ‘too little'.” – Katie Vernoy, LMFT Career trajectory Leadership identity development stage Current employment Work/life balance Role of work in client's life and within family system Therapists Working with Leaders Life experience that therapists can draw upon Identifying what you don't know Understand your own work trauma and leadership development The CHAT Model (or Katie's model: clarify, imagine, simplify, act) Our Generous Sponsors for this episode of the Modern Therapist's Survival Guide: Thrizer Thrizer is a new modern billing platform for therapists that was built on the belief that therapy should be accessible AND clinicians should earn what they are worth. Their platform automatically gets clients reimbursed by their insurance after every session. Just by billing your clients through Thrizer, you can potentially save them hundreds every month, with no extra work on your end. Every time you bill a client through Thrizer, an insurance claim is automatically generated and sent directly to the client's insurance. From there, Thrizer provides concierge support to ensure clients get their reimbursement quickly, directly into their bank account. By eliminating reimbursement by check, confusion around benefits, and obscurity with reimbursement status, they allow your clients to focus on what actually matters rather than worrying about their money. It is very quick to get set up and it works great in completement with EHR systems. Their team is super helpful and responsive, and the founder is actually a long-time therapy client who grew frustrated with his reimbursement times The best part is you don't need to give up your rate. They charge a standard 3% payment processing fee! Thrizer lets you become more accessible while remaining in complete control of your practice. A better experience for your clients during therapy means higher retention. Money won't be the reason they quit on therapy. Sign up using bit.ly/moderntherapists if you want to test Thrizer completely risk free! Sign up for Thrizer with code 'moderntherapists' for 1 month of no credit card fees or payment processing fees! That's right - you will get one month of no payment processing fees, meaning you earn 100% of your cash rate during that time. Simplified SEO Consulting Simplified SEO Consulting is completely focused on helping mental health professionals get their websites to show up on Google. They offer trainings and small group intensives to teach you how to optimize your own website. Their next small group intensive is open for enrollment now and starts in August. Take the first step to reaching more ideal clients with their next Small Group SEO Intensive. You don't have to be tech savvy to learn SEO! These days, most people go to Google when they're looking for a therapist and when they start searching, you want to make sure they find you! Simplified SEO Consulting walks you step by step through the process of optimizing your website with their Small Group SEO Intensives. Led by Danica Wolf, a seasoned SEO instructor with an MSW and strong understanding of the mental health world, you learn what content you need to add to your website and how to optimize it with your ideal client in mind. Then watch your online rankings climb! Next one is enrolling now and begins in August, 2022! Visit simplifiedseoconsulting.com/seo-mastermind to learn more and register.   Receive Continuing Education for this Episode of the Modern Therapist's Survival Guide Hey modern therapists, we're so excited to offer the opportunity for 1 unit of continuing education for this podcast episode – Therapy Reimagined is bringing you the Modern Therapist Learning Community!  Once you've listened to this episode, to get CE credit you just need to go to moderntherapistcommunity.com/podcourse, register for your free profile, purchase this course, pass the post-test, and complete the evaluation! Once that's all completed - you'll get a CE certificate in your profile or you can download it for your records. For our current list of CE approvals, check out moderntherapistcommunity.com. You can find this full course (including handouts and resources) here: https://moderntherapistcommunity.com/podcourse/ Continuing Education Approvals: When we are airing this podcast episode, we have the following CE approval. Please check back as we add other approval bodies: Continuing Education Information CAMFT CEPA: Therapy Reimagined is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #132270). Therapy Reimagined maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Courses meet the qualifications for the listed hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. We are working on additional provider approvals, but solely are able to provide CAMFT CEs at this time. Please check with your licensing body to ensure that they will accept this as an equivalent learning credit. Resources for Modern Therapists mentioned in this Podcast Episode: We've pulled together resources mentioned in this episode and put together some handy-dandy links. Please note that some of the links below may be affiliate links, so if you purchase after clicking below, we may get a little bit of cash in our pockets. We thank you in advance! Katie's Leadership and Management Books Worth Reading on Pinterest   References mentioned in this continuing education podcast: Ben-Noam, S. (2018). Cracking the Intrapsychic “Glass Ceiling” for Women in Leadership: Therapeutic Interventions. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 38(4), 299–311. https://doi.org/10.1080/07351690.2018.1444856 Chang, Ting-Han. ”A Critical Study of How College Student Leaders of Color Conceptualize Social Justice Leadership.” Indiana University ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2022. 28964612. Chen, C. P., & Hong, J. W. L. (2020). The Career Human Agency Theory. Journal of Counseling & Development, 98(2), 193–199. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12313 Cullen, Maureen E., "Understanding Women's Experience in Undergraduate Leadership Development Through a Transformative and Intersectional Lens" (2022). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 102. https://pilotscholars.up.edu/etd/102 Komives, S. R., Longerbeam, S. D., Owen, J. E., Mainella, F. C., & Osteen, L. (2006). A Leadership Identity Development Model: Applications from a Grounded Theory. Journal of College Student Development, 47(4), 401–418. https://doi.org/10.1353/csd.2006.0048 Murphy, S. E., & Johnson, S. K. (2011). The benefits of a long-lens approach to leader development: Understanding the seeds of leadership. Leadership Quarterly, 22(3), 459–470. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.04.004 Oldridge, K. (2019). A grounded theory study exploring the contribution of coaching to rebalancing organisational power for female leaders. Coaching Psychologist, 15(1), 11–23. Tang, M., Montgomery, M. L. T., Collins, B., & Jenkins, K. (2021). Integrating Career and Mental Health Counseling: Necessity and Strategies. Journal of Employment Counseling, 58(1), 23–35. https://doi.org/10.1002/joec.12155 Wallace, D. M., Torres, E.M., & Zaccaro, S. J. (2021). Just what do we think we are doing? Learning outcomes of leader and leadership development. The Leadership Quarterly, 32(5). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2020.101494. *The full reference list can be found in the course on our learning platform.   Relevant Episodes of MTSG Podcast: What to Know When Providing Therapy for Elite Athletes Millennials as Therapists Financial Therapy   Who we are: Curt Widhalm, LMFT Curt Widhalm is in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is the cofounder of the Therapy Reimagined conference, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University and CSUN, a former Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, former CFO of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a loving husband and father. He is 1/2 great person, 1/2 provocateur, and 1/2 geek, in that order. He dabbles in the dark art of making "dad jokes" and usually has a half-empty cup of coffee somewhere nearby. Learn more at: www.curtwidhalm.com Katie Vernoy, LMFT Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant supporting leaders, visionaries, executives, and helping professionals to create sustainable careers. Katie, with Curt, has developed workshops and a conference, Therapy Reimagined, to support therapists navigating through the modern challenges of this profession. Katie is also a former President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her spare time, Katie is secretly siphoning off Curt's youthful energy, so that she can take over the world. Learn more at: www.katievernoy.com A Quick Note: Our opinions are our own. We are only speaking for ourselves – except when we speak for each other, or over each other. We're working on it. Our guests are also only speaking for themselves and have their own opinions. We aren't trying to take their voice, and no one speaks for us either. Mostly because they don't want to, but hey. Stay in Touch with Curt, Katie, and the whole Therapy Reimagined #TherapyMovement: Patreon Buy Me A Coffee Podcast Homepage Therapy Reimagined Homepage Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube   Consultation services with Curt Widhalm or Katie Vernoy: The Fifty-Minute Hour Connect with the Modern Therapist Community: Our Facebook Group – The Modern Therapists Group Modern Therapist's Survival Guide Creative Credits: Voice Over by DW McCann https://www.facebook.com/McCannDW/ Music by Crystal Grooms Mangano https://groomsymusic.com/  

No Repeat
191: Cracking Open A Roadie

No Repeat

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 37:21


Don't drink and drive, but do listen to these songs in your nearest open container district. This Week's Picks "New Twang" by Sungaze "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" by Charley Pride "Free Ride" by The Edgar Winter Group Related Links Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Allire Sáenz "New Twang Play-a-Long" by Sungaze The Playlist No Repeat Playlist on Spotify No Repeat Playlist on Apple Music B-Sides Unofficial B-Sides Playlist Support the Show Buy No Repeat Merch No Repeat on Patreon Submit a Challenge No Repeat on Twitter Email us: norepeatpod[at]gmail[dot]com Follow Us Follow Tyler on Twitter Follow Shaun on Instagram Follow Taylor on Twitter

Strong for Performance
Alain Hunkins

Strong for Performance

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 38:28


Did you know that only 23% of people think their leaders lead well? How did we get to the point that employees have such low confidence in their leaders? Alain Hunkins understands what people are looking for, and why the approach of previous generations of leaders is not the answer. He talks in a compelling way about the three C's that are required—Connection, Communication, and Collaboration. They form the basis of his excellent book, Cracking the Leadership Code.Alain is CEO of Hunkins Leadership Group, where he helps high achieving people become high achieving leaders.  Over his twenty-year career, Alain has worked with thousands of groups of leaders in 25 countries. Clients include Wal-Mart, Pfizer, General Electric, IBM, and Microsoft.You'll discover: The impact on Alain of growing up with two Holocaust survivors (mother and grandmother)What younger workers are looking for—but not getting—from most leadersWhy leading with empathy is essential…and the benefits of doing soWhat gets in the way of leaders communicating wellHow to identify and acknowledge peak moments to create a positive workplace

Tech Leader Talk
How to Optimize Business Operations Using AI – Prabhjot Singh

Tech Leader Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 33:38


On today's episode, I talk with Prabhjot Singh about his experience as a serial entrepreneur and his strong background in business and technology. In his current role at Pyze, he develops solutions for businesses to increase productivity using a low code, AI-powered process intelligence platform. He is passionate about operational excellence and process improvement.  During our interview, Prabhjot provides tips on how businesses can improve business operations using AI-driven process intelligence and analytics. “There's no substitute for talking with your customers and understanding their challenges.” – Prabhjot Singh Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast: - Implementing AI-driven process intelligence and analytics to improve operational efficiency - How the idea behind Pyze was created - Understanding and improving your business processes - The importance of trust and transparency as a tech leader - Benefits of one-on-one meetings with team members   Connect with Prabhjot Singh: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/psinghsf/ Website:  https://www.pyze.com/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/psinghsf Thanks for listening! Be sure to get your free copy of Steve's latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Fitbet with Dilruk Jayasinha and Ben Lomas Podcast

This week the hilarious Lizzy Hoo joins Ben and Dil. Lizzy has literally stepped off the plane! She covers her bad holiday injury and her love for hockey, which has also lead to injuries! Cracking stuff!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Linda's Corner: Faith, Family, and Living Joyfully
Linda's Corner - Cracking the code for life success with Babs Faseesin

Linda's Corner: Faith, Family, and Living Joyfully

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 29:37


Welcome to Linda's Corner.  In this episode, Babs Faseesin shares tips for cracking the code for life success and how to follow a blueprint to discover your ultimate purpose.   Babs was born and raised in Nigeria, but currently lives in New York.  He is a certified negotiation specialist, life coach, and strategy consultant who has worked on projects for companies like Samsung, Coca Cola, Toyota, Proctor and Gamble, Nestle, and others.  He is also the author of “Cracking the Life Code:  Keys to master your mindset, habits, and behaviors for personal success.”  You can reach Babs at his website, https://crackingthelifecode.com.Some of the highlights Babs shares:His journey from being born in Nigeria to finding success in New YorkWhy we need to overcome the programming we received growing upImproving self awareness through self reflection and  evaluationWe're not born with a "manual," so how do we crack the code?How do we recognize and change limiting beliefs?Why we need to learn how to "grown downward"How to define successHow to become resilientAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 

Let's Have a Fefe
S10 E24 - Birthday Wishes, Shenanigans, & Cracking Bones - Let's Have A Fefe

Let's Have a Fefe

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 65:28


It's YOUR Wednesday night conversation! Join the conversation this Wednesday and every Wednesday with Felicia "Fefe" Minor & Freddy Prinze Charming.  Let's talk about the latest happenings and current events on Let's Have A Fefe on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. Arizona time.  Let's Have A Fefe is sponsored by By Bish Jewelry & Wood Art, Guido Martin, and RipplePHX. Promotional consideration was provided by WigsofaKind, J&J's Barber Parlour, and Bone & Basil.  Be sure to share, like, and subscribe.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letshaveafefe Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/letshaveafefe Twitch: twitch.tv/letshaveafefe YouTube: youtube.com/letshaveafefe Patreon: patreon.com/letshaveafefe

NexxtLevel Brands podcast
Get Your Brand PR Started!! Gloria Chou on the NexxtLevel Brands Podcast

NexxtLevel Brands podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 36:20


‘Get Your Brand PR Started!! – Gloria Chou on the NexxtLevel Brands Podcast! Steve’s guest this week is Gloria Chou, Consumer Products PR expert, mentor and pitch expert. Gloria talks today about how important Public Relations is; how it is different than advertising and also, how Founders and small team members can actually do their own PR. Steve starts off by making the claim that this show has ‘thousands of dollars’ worth of learning in it, mainly because getting Brand awareness – and then product trial – are the two essential elements in growing a Brand. Gloria discusses her previous work in State Department and in helping friends to launch their new CPG business; she agreed to help spread the word. In calling thousands of editors and reporters over time, she has created a proprietary 3-step CPR Pitching Method™, one that’s helped thousands of bootstrapped small businesses get over a combined 1 Billion organic views in top-tier outlets such as the New York Times, Vogue, Fast Company, Forbes and more. Cracking the code wasn’t easy, Gloria relates, but it is something that Founders can do – and a Founder’s story is really the most compelling kind of business information out there. She also talks about how the 3-Steps make for a great start for Founders and small company team members to get started in PR. First, you have to establish your ‘Credibility’ – your story and your brand's story. Are you using your Grandmother’s Brownie Recipe? – Do you suffer from a food allergy, and so you invented a snack you could eat? All of these are part of your credibility. Second in the 3-Steps is ‘Point of View’ – how you approach the industry or the problem-solving – and why is it different from General Mills or Tyson? Maybe you are trying to save the planet – or give diabetics something that tastes good but is still healthy. All part of your POV. Links - Gloria Chou LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gloriaychou/ Gloria Chou PR - https://www.gloriachoupr.com/ Steve Cleere LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/gscleere/ NexxtLevel Brands - https://www.nexxtlevelbrands.com/

Connecting the Dots
Hardwiring Flow with Dr. Thom Mayer & Dr. Kirk Jensen

Connecting the Dots

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 31:11


Dr. Thom Mayer has been widely recognized as one the nation's foremost experts in leadership, management, and customer service in healthcare. His skills as a speaker are legendary, and are attested to by the fact that he was named Outstanding Speaker of the Year for the American College of Emergency Physicians in the second year of the award, and has twice been given the Over the Top; Award, which is given to the highest rated speaker of the year for the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Mayer has given Keynote speeches at numerous national conferences, including those for The Studer Group. Dr. Mayer has published over 60 articles, 60 book chapters, and has edited ten textbooks on healthcare leadership, customer service, and emergency medicine. Dr. Mayer wrote Leadership for Great Customer Service, about which leadership guru Tom Peters said, 'I honestly can t remember when I ve seen so much of so much importance crammed into a short book. This book is laser-like in its aim'; Most recently, Dr. Mayer wrote Leadership for Smooth Patient Flow. The Emergency Department and Hospitalists services for which he is responsible have won awards from virtually every survey company in healthcare, including one client whose scores rose from the first percentile to the 85th percentile in one year. On September 11, 2001, Dr. Mayer served as one of the Command Physicians at the Pentagon Rescue Operation, coordinating all medical assets at the site. In addition, physicians under his direction were the first to successfully diagnose and treat inhalation anthrax victims during the fall 2001 anthrax crises in the nation s capital. Dr. Mayer also serves as the Medical Director of the NFL Player s Association. Insightful lessons and anecdotes from all of these experiences are woven into his presentations. Without exception, client audiences have raved about Dr. Mayer s presentations, citing their warmth, wisdom, and extremely humorous presentation. Dr. Mayer s passion and energy in speaking about customer service and leadership in healthcare have resulted in valuable lessons and practical applications. Kirk B. Jensen, MD, MBA, FACEP, has spent over 20 years in Emergency Medicine management and clinical care. Board-certified in Emergency Medicine, he has been medical director for several emergency departments and is Chief Medical Officer for BestPractices, Inc. Dr. Jensen is a faculty member for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) focusing on quality improvement, patient satisfaction, and patient flow both within the ED and throughout the hospital. He chaired two IHI communities; Improving Flow Through the Acute Care Setting and Operational and Clinical Improvement in the Emergency Department. Currently he is a leader of the innovative IHI seminars Cracking the Code to Hospital-wide Patient Flow and Perfecting Emergency Department Operations. Dr. Jensen is a popular speaker and coach for EDs across the country. He is co-author of two books, Leadership for Smooth Patient Flow (2007 ACHE Hamilton Award winner) and Hardwiring Flow. He is the recipient of the 2007-08 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Honorable Mention Speaker of the Year Award. Dr Jensen presents on patient safety, patient flow, operations management, and change management at the ACEP Emergency Department Directors Academy. In addition, Dr. Jensen served on the expert panel and site examination team of Urgent Matters, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative focusing on helping hospitals eliminate ED crowding and congestion as well as preserving the health care safety net. Dr. Jensen holds a Bachelor s Degree in biology from the University of Illinois (Champaign) and a Medical Degree from the University of Illinois (Chicago). He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago Link to claim CME credit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3DXCFW3...

Security Now (Video HD)
SN 880: RetBleed - Facebook encrypted URLs, cracking Lockdown Mode, ClearView AI resistance, Roskomnadzor

Security Now (Video HD)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 116:08 Very Popular


Picture of the Week.  The Rolling Pwn, take II.  The great IPv4 Address Space Depletion.  Confronting Reality in Cyberspace: Foreign Policy for a Fragmented Internet.  Facebook has started encrypting its link URLs.  - Crack iOS 16's "Lockdown Mode", earn $2 million.  - ClearView AI faces some new headwind.  - Ransomware gangs are getting into the searchable database game, too...  - Roskomnadzor strikes again!  - Last Tuesday's Patches.  - SpinRite.  - Closing The Loop.  - RetBleed.  We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-880-Notes.pdf Hosts: Steve Gibson and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Sponsors: newrelic.com/securitynow drata.com/twit wwt.com/twit

Security Now (MP3)
SN 880: RetBleed - Facebook encrypted URLs, cracking Lockdown Mode, ClearView AI resistance, Roskomnadzor

Security Now (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 115:35 Very Popular


Picture of the Week.  The Rolling Pwn, take II.  The great IPv4 Address Space Depletion.  Confronting Reality in Cyberspace: Foreign Policy for a Fragmented Internet.  Facebook has started encrypting its link URLs.  - Crack iOS 16's "Lockdown Mode", earn $2 million.  - ClearView AI faces some new headwind.  - Ransomware gangs are getting into the searchable database game, too...  - Roskomnadzor strikes again!  - Last Tuesday's Patches.  - SpinRite.  - Closing The Loop.  - RetBleed.  We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-880-Notes.pdf Hosts: Steve Gibson and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Sponsors: newrelic.com/securitynow drata.com/twit wwt.com/twit

Security Now (Video LO)
SN 880: RetBleed - Facebook encrypted URLs, cracking Lockdown Mode, ClearView AI resistance, Roskomnadzor

Security Now (Video LO)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 116:08


Picture of the Week.  The Rolling Pwn, take II.  The great IPv4 Address Space Depletion.  Confronting Reality in Cyberspace: Foreign Policy for a Fragmented Internet.  Facebook has started encrypting its link URLs.  - Crack iOS 16's "Lockdown Mode", earn $2 million.  - ClearView AI faces some new headwind.  - Ransomware gangs are getting into the searchable database game, too...  - Roskomnadzor strikes again!  - Last Tuesday's Patches.  - SpinRite.  - Closing The Loop.  - RetBleed.  We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-880-Notes.pdf Hosts: Steve Gibson and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Sponsors: newrelic.com/securitynow drata.com/twit wwt.com/twit

UnMind: Zen Moments With Great Cloud
100. Death & Disaster, Dialog & Dharma IV

UnMind: Zen Moments With Great Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 10:54


Final solution —What if there isn't any?Back to the cushion.* * *We concluded the last segment on perhaps an overly pessimistic note, that engaging the current spate of daily atrocities through the established political process may never result in any of your preferred outcomes. But Zen encourages us to approach life like the superior player plays the game of Go. The inferior player gets bogged down in territorial fights in one corner of the board, and may win that battle, but meanwhile the opponent is winning in all other areas of the board. Strengthening our position may not be as obvious as we think, or where we should invest the effort – at home, at work, in the political arena? Where do we place our priority for action, with limited resources and time? The dialog continues:Someone asks: We see these arguments go into the issue of gun control. But not much emphasis on the mental health.I say: Well, other than as an excuse, an avoidance of tougher issues to confront or blame.What kind of compassion from the Buddha — talking about gun control, I know that if they wouldn't have guns, they would choose another weapon, which is the case in Japan. So the underlying issue is still there.I say: Okay, so in Japan, what other weapon would they choose?They would drive into a group of people by bus… so the scale is smaller but the underlying issue is the same. And so from you, to the shooter, or his environment, what kind of compassion or comment can you give me?I say: Yeah, a different take on compassion is that we are already the recipient of compassion, the compassion of the universe just to allow our existence. Scientists, physicists, and people who know will tell you that it doesn't have to be designed that way — there doesn't have to be an intelligence in the universe, it can theoretically exist without any sentient beings. So I think we start from a root base like that. Although we arise out of ignorance, and not everything we do is intelligent, we don't know for sure, ultimately. We don't know much at all, really, about reality. But one thing is for sure, it allows us to exist. And so, if you feel the recipient of that compassion, and that's meaningful to you, I don't see how you would need to get anything from anybody else, after that. Some people attribute that feeling to God.And so again, if the kids started practicing meditation and they were raised in an environment where the outer influences on them at an early age — when they are easily influenced, other-directed, and impressionable, the formative years — it might make a difference. I grew up in the 1950s, a pretty prohibitive environment, in many ways. And I now know, looking back on the mistakes I made, that a lot of them were reactions to what I was being told and pushed to do, and not to do.So this same independent thinking, and interdependent action, I think is probably native to a child, at a certain age. Then as they grow, they are conditioned, educated by peer pressure, by parents, teachers and the culture, to look at the world this way, instead of that way. My suggestion would be that young children as soon as possible start doing meditation. And that they do it in some non-sectarian, non-religious way. So that they are able to develop a healthier relationship to aging, sickness and death, you know.As soon as these children were killed, nobody has seen a photograph of any of them. It's all hidden. When people get old, like me, they put you away in a home, so that nobody has to deal with you, except nurses and professionals. In the old days, Buddha's time, corpses would be lying out in the open. Sick people would be there on the street. You couldn't hide from it.So I think that if you go down the analysis of what is wrong, it's a vast kind of picture. But I think we could at least begin with meditation. That's why the problem of what do we teach in schools — critical race theory, teaching abstinence, having classes on sexuality and gender, or not having any — all of these factors to my way of thinking are different facets of the same problem.I think that for us, again, the revolution begins at home. I failed miserably in raising my kids in my first marriage. When I look back on that I try to do something about it. If you had a time machine you could maybe go back in time and try to fix things. In our marital relations and family we all make these mistakes. So, I think that if we can grow up — and wake up — and we can individually start behaving differently within our small circle, then maybe that ripple effect can effect others. I don't see any other solution. No top-down solutions.Someone asks: Lead by example.I say: By example. Matsuoka Roshi made this point about the monks that immolated themselves in Vietnam. He said that they stopped the war, those two famous incidents of the monks immolating themselves. Most people in this country would say they're crazy, they're nuts. And would disagree that that did anything to stop the war. In some cases you may have to be willing to be the crucifixion. You may have to be willing to be the sacrifice. There are many stories in history of people like that. Altruistic self-sacrifice for the benefit of the larger group. What works in one situation may not work in another.Someone asks: I think that teaching Zen in classrooms just wouldn't work. I'm not really sure why because kids go through so much stuff during their lives with peer pressure and adolescence…I say: We have a couple of examples of teachers in our communal history. In one case we discussed the rowdiness of kids, and I suggested maybe a kind of dokusan, or interview. It was a large class, unruly 12-year-olds, in that range. It was a big classroom, with a relatively private corner office, partially enclosed. He invited each student to come in during the day to talk to him when the others were working on assignment. One person at a time, taking turns. He just invited them to talk about whatever they wanted to talk about. It didn't have to be about the lesson or the class. He said that made a difference.Another was a young woman at our Wichita affiliate. She had just taken a job at a school in a more affluent neighborhood, but still had the discipline problems she had had before. We talked through it, and I suggested looking at what we do at the zendo. We don't boss people around and tell them what to do. We ring a bell, we have signals that everybody agrees to, to stop this and start that, et cetera. We chant vows, and so forth.So she started with her kids. She bought a bell & brought it into the classroom. She would ring the bell ding-ding-ding-ding-ding like a rolldown, when she wanted their attention, like we do when we are going to give a toast at a wedding. That got their attention. And then she let them ring the bell for certain things that happened during the day as a regular thing. To get to take a turn ringing the bell was sort of a big deal. This was middle school. They put together four vows that they would chant or recite every morning together as a group. They had them do some meditation, just sitting still for a while and quiet, a quiet period. A lot of schools do that. And she said it was like a 180-degree turnaround.So I think there is some evidence that some things can work. But you're right. For a lot of children, what happens in the classroom is the least of their troubles. It's what happens when they go home, and outside, in the neighborhood. Latchkey situations.From a social perspective, we can look at how we can offer meditation in a non-sectarian way to private schools and private groups. Cracking the nut of the public schools, the county and so forth, you run right into the same political situation you saw happen after each of these shootings. There are too many people who are just looking for a job with the county, too much churning going on to get a program off the ground. But don't give up! You're creative.No I won't give up. Thanks very much for your teaching.This concludes the dharma dialog that took place on this occasion. But the dialog continues.* * *Elliston Roshi is guiding teacher of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center and abbot of the Silent Thunder Order. He is also a gallery-represented fine artist expressing his Zen through visual poetry, or “music to the eyes.”UnMind is a production of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center in Atlanta, Georgia and the Silent Thunder Order. You can support these teachings by PayPal to donate@STorder.org. Gassho.Producer: Kyōsaku Jon Mitchell

Security Now (Video HI)
SN 880: RetBleed - Facebook encrypted URLs, cracking Lockdown Mode, ClearView AI resistance, Roskomnadzor

Security Now (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 116:08


Picture of the Week.  The Rolling Pwn, take II.  The great IPv4 Address Space Depletion.  Confronting Reality in Cyberspace: Foreign Policy for a Fragmented Internet.  Facebook has started encrypting its link URLs.  - Crack iOS 16's "Lockdown Mode", earn $2 million.  - ClearView AI faces some new headwind.  - Ransomware gangs are getting into the searchable database game, too...  - Roskomnadzor strikes again!  - Last Tuesday's Patches.  - SpinRite.  - Closing The Loop.  - RetBleed.  We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-880-Notes.pdf Hosts: Steve Gibson and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Sponsors: newrelic.com/securitynow drata.com/twit wwt.com/twit

The Liz Wheeler Show
Ep. 174: Bombshells Revealed in Dr. Birx's Book

The Liz Wheeler Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 45:37


The Democrats know that Biden's record isn't doing them any favors, so looking ahead to the midterms and 2024 elections, they're trying to bring COVID back. But as it turns out, they already lied to us once to achieve a political agenda, and we can't let them do it again. Cracking open deep state official Deborah Birx's latest book, Liz breaks down some major bombshells that are revealed and proves that these unelected bureaucrats not only lied to us from the beginning but are poised to do just the same in the upcoming months. This is The Liz Wheeler Show. -- With Genucel's products, fine lines, forehead wrinkles, dark spots, and even those annoying bags and puffiness will disappear right before your eyes. Get 65% off all customer favorites, plus an extra 20% off a checkout with promo code LIZ: https://genucel.com/liz. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text LIZ to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Grow thicker, healthier hair with Nutrafol. Get $15 off your first month's subscription with the promo code LIZ: http://nutrafol.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Cracking Aces Podcast
Ep 146 - The WSOP Is Over And What Is The Future Of The Cracking Aces Brand?

Cracking Aces Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 56:04


Welcome back! On today's show we wrap up the WSOP Main Event and reflect on what a fun WSOP it was! We touch on the Diaz huge fold, Espen Jorstad's victory, the quality of play at the final table, and more. We also talk about what we have in store for Cracking Aces- more live poker, streams, coaching, strat talk, and YouTube videos. Onwards and upwards, my friends. Enjoy!

C.U.T.S. (Culture x Urban x Technology x Sports)
Season 5, Episode 104: "Cracking Cherries!!!!!" - Introduction of Cherri B.

C.U.T.S. (Culture x Urban x Technology x Sports)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 52:08


#MyCreatives we definitely diveeeeee-in. Definitely get right to it, introducing the Productions Assistant and Talent Booker of the Podcast; Cherri B. What to look for: - Speaking about College Times - Her Pros and Cons Of Love - What she will bring with her impact? FOR SERIOUS INQUIRES & FUTURE GUEST(S) APPEARANCES, as well as Comments - CutsPodcast1@gmail.com ******Please LEAVE COMMENTS, FEEDBACK, and [[SUBSCRIBE]] to the PODCAST on ALL MAJOR STREAMING PLATFORMS!!!!! SPECIAL GUEST: CHERRI B. - https://www.instagram.com/cherri_.b/?hl=en PODCAST IG: https://www.instagram.com/c.u.t.s__/ WEBSITE: REEMOMEERAK.COM HOST: Reem'o Meerak - www.instagram.com/reemomeerak_ TWITTER: www.twitter.com/reemomeerak Email: BookReemoMeerak@gmail.com #ReemoApproved --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cutspodcast/support

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Scroll Down: True Stories from KYW Newsradio
Cracking the wall between church and state

Scroll Down: True Stories from KYW Newsradio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 11:04


A recent Supreme Court ruling caught our attention because of what it could mean for the 'wall of separation' between church and state in America. The case comes out of Maine and deals with public money and private religious schools. So what happened, and why does it matter? We asked Lisa Tucker, Associate Professor of Law at The Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Black and Brown
Silverback Birthday Bottle Pop

Black and Brown

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 43:45


Disclaimer: this episode contains music from Supreme Clientele by Ghostface Killah (not for monetary gain) On this episode of What's Cracking, the fellas celebrate another rotation around the Sun for The Silverback!  They crack bottles and talk about some joints they've seen, but were hesitant on buying.  Being pleasantly surprised, they give you their ratings as only they can.  Pour one up and vibe with them as they crack bottles.  Cheers.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown! Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dablackandbrownpodcast/support

The Betoota Advocate Podcast
Ep 218- Dane Simpson

The Betoota Advocate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 32:29


Wagga's favourite son, Dane Simpson joins The Betoota Advocate Podcast this week to explain how a public servant living in Western NSW was able to forge a career in stand up comedy. We learn a little bit more about the Riverina, and we learn a little bit more about Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Cracking yarn. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ThePrint
ThePrintPod: Jaishankar on Tharoor turf, Meghwal in Amritsar: BJP gets cracking on seats where it lost in 2019

ThePrint

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 7:37


BJP has identified 144 Lok Sabha constituencies where it's 'weak' but can win in 2024 if an effort is made. Senior leaders have been assigned to look after & regularly visit these seats. ----more---- https://theprint.in/politics/jaishankar-on-tharoor-turf-meghwal-in-amritsar-bjp-gets-cracking-on-seats-where-it-lost-in-2019/1039182/ 

The Best Radio You Have Never Heard Podcast - Music For People Who Are Serious About Music
Cracking Walnuts - The Best Radio You Have Never Heard Vol. 439

The Best Radio You Have Never Heard Podcast - Music For People Who Are Serious About Music

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022


NEW FOR JULY 15, 2022 Nuts for mid July music. Cracking Walnuts - The Best Radio You Have Never Heard Vol. 439 1. Gangster (live) - The Specials 2. American Gangster Time - Elvis Costello & The Attractions 3. I Fought The Law (live) - Green Day 4. Ivan Meets G.I. Joe - The Clash 5. The Perfect Kiss (live) - New Order 6. Ringfinger (live) - Nine Inch Nails 7. The Killing Moon (live unplugged) - Ian McCulloch 8. Waking The Witch - Kate Bush 9. All The Love - Tedeschi Trucks Band 10. Frightened By The Sound - Justin Townes Earle 11. Bloody Well Right - Carl Verheyen 12. You And Me - Curious Grace & Black Rabbit 13. Pulling Mussels From The Shell (live unplugged) - Squeeze w/ Aimee Mann 14. Every Word Means No (live) - Lets Active 15. Trilogy - Carl Palmer Band (live) / Emerson, Lake and Palmer (studio) 16. Sweet Lorraine - Uriah Heep 17. Shine On - House Of Love 18. Sally Was A Cop (live) - Alejandro Escovedo 19. The Family and The Fishing Net (live) - Peter Gabriel 20. Aja (live) - Steely Dan 21. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes (alt) - Paul Simon 22. For What It's Worth (live) - Robert Plant and Ian Hunter The Best Radio You Have Never Heard. Cracking them since 2004. Accept No Substitute. Click to join the conversation on the Facebook page.

Masculine Health Solutions
#99 - Peptides, Optimal Mens Health, Gainswave and More With Dr.Tracy Gapin!

Masculine Health Solutions

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 44:51


Thank you for tuning int to another episode of the Masculine Health Solutions Podcast today we had the privilege of having Dr.Tracy Gapin on the show! Dr. Tracy Gapin is board certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a leading GAINSWave provider. Dr. Gapin founded Sarasota Prostate Care in 2014 to provide an MRI-targeted fusion biopsy and HIFU for prostate cancer patients. In 2017, Dr. Gapin founded Smart Men's Health, focused on optimizing male performance. He offers a personalized path to helping men maximize sexual health, testosterone levels, and prostate health. Dr. Gapin is also the author of Male 2.0: Cracking the Code to Limitless Health and Vitality. Follow Dr. Tracy Gapin Socials web:GAINSWave.com fb:GAINSWave insta:@gainswave twitter:@gainswave How to Make Your Penis Bigger EBOOK Check out meCOACH for 1 on 1 penis enhancement training with a plan tailored to your needs designed by PE legend Aj "Big AL" Alfaro! Looking to get started in PE check out TotalManShop hanging rig or their complete starter pack as you have all the tools you'll need and more. Use the promo code MHS2020 to get 12% off! Another great sponsor of the show is the NaturalHealthStore with products ranging from Test boosters, to Semen Increasers to my favorite the Men's Daily Pack Looking for a device that's so comfortable you can sleep in it? Then check out the PhallosanForte it aint cheap for this state of the art device at $380 USD but its well worth and has the research to back it up! Also if you are looking to get started in PE check out jelq2gain.com to learn in a class setting, and if you want to get yourself hanging be sure to use the promo code MHS10 for a sweet discount!

Tech Leader Talk
Building Solutions, not just Technology – Sagi Brody

Tech Leader Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 34:45


On today's episode, I am talking with Sagi Brody about cloud-based technology. Sagi is an expert in digital evolution, data recovery, and compliance.  He is the CTO at Opti9, which is a hybrid cloud solution provider. We discuss the importance of building solutions, not just technology.  We also talk about how Sagi and the team at Opti9 use innovation to build valuable solutions. As a patent attorney, I work with inventors every day, so I really enjoyed talking with Sagi about his approach to innovation.  The information shared by Sagi will be valuable in your business. “There is no single platform that's best to host all of your workloads.” – Sagi Brody Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast: - How to build solutions, not just technology - Managing complexity creep - Benefits of identifying problems faced by your clients - Striving for simplicity and reducing complexity - Combining innovation with building solutions   Connect with Sagi Brody: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/sagi-brody Website:  https://opti9tech.com/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SagiBrody Thanks for listening! Be sure to get your free copy of Steve's latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Podcast – Reedfellas
194 – Book 1: Cracking The Kitabi

Podcast – Reedfellas

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022


Jamal is in Alaska this week so we present to you a very special two-part episode where we discuss growing up as Baha’is and break down the very best hits from the songbook.

Mention It All
Cracking The Kathryn Code Ft. Venita Aspen

Mention It All

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 31:40 Very Popular


Dylan sits down with Southern Charm star Venita Aspen, and they get into all the drama on the new season. Venita discusses what it was like to join the show amid the chaos of 2020, and who was (surprisingly) the most welcoming. They talk about the enigma that is Kathryn Dennis, and why the breakup with Chleb made Venita sad. They also discuss Venita's love of Bravo, and whether doing reality TV has made it harder to watch her favorite shows.

The Rag Company Podcast
MAIN SHOW #252 | A Cracking Good Time

The Rag Company Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 95:27


THIS WEEK: Dane, Levi & Anthony are in the studio to talk about movies, vacations, detailing, car stuff & more!    How was YOUR weekend? Tell us in the comments!   VIDEO VERSION AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.youtube.com/c/theragcompanypodcast   ►RATE & REVIEW the podcast & we'll read it LIVE on the next show! https://itunes.apple.com/.../the-rag.../id1269337267...

Dopey: The Dark Comedy of Drug Addiction | Heroin | Cocaine | Meth | Weed | Drugs | LSD | Recovery | Sobriety
Dopey 366: The Junky Safe Cracking Misadventures of Leah McSweeney and the return of Linda!

Dopey: The Dark Comedy of Drug Addiction | Heroin | Cocaine | Meth | Weed | Drugs | LSD | Recovery | Sobriety

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 149:16 Very Popular


This week on Dopey! We are joined by Street Wear Mogul, Real Housewives of New York City Star Author and serious New Yorker, Leah McSweeney. We hear all about Leah's youth as a club kid in Manhattan and her progression to serious drug addict. Plus Dave's partner Linda returns along with Dave's dad, Alan. All on a classic old New York episode of that Good Ol' Dopey Show.