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Sidequests Live (DnD and Shadowrun) podcast
DnD - episode 12 - ”Frayed Drumroll Please... Lie to a what?!” - Strange Acquaintances - RPG Campaign #5

Sidequests Live (DnD and Shadowrun) podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 180:11


DnD - episode 12 - "Frayed Drumroll Please... Lie to a what?!" - "Strange Acquaintances Campaign #5 Having escaped the pursuit, fashioned some repairs and tempted fate in the Frontier's spin, the crew finally turns their bow towards the Spines, the islands ruled by dragons. They'll need to make contact and find an in to accomplish their secret mission.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Cast of Characters (everyone is level 6) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * DM,  Todd Dave Tillman, Tortle Twilight Cleric (Carl) Rook, 'Human' Rogue (Gordon) Gex, Goliath Rogue (Steve) Hilda, Dwarf Paladin (Tihmily) * * * * * * * * * Thanks for joining in as we play games. To find more content, including our RPG podcasts (DnD5e, & Shadowrun), video editions, our social media things and more, check out our links at https://linktr.ee/sidequestslive If you enjoyed, please click the follow, sub, comment or review us, we'd really appreciate your support. And special thanks to those joining us on the live stream, cheering us, subbing, following and chatting with us during our games. We usually play on youtube & on www.twitch.tv/sidequestslive on Wednesday around 9 pm ------------------------------------------------------------ *Images and music used are Creative commons. *Character art is by @boydsscratchings (instagram) / @darcybits (twitch). *Specific Music and visuals attribution credits are included at the end credits of our visual feed (YouTube, Twitch VOD) *Images from Pixabay. *Special Thanks goes to all content creators, especially those at filmmusic.io We are not endorsed by nor affiliated with any respective copyright holders (Catalyst games, Wizards of the Coast, etc.) We incorporate live chat suggestions/input into the game.Find updates on Twitter & Instagram: @sidequestslive Special thanks to all those who joined us live and especially those making suggestions and 'plotpoints' #Interactive #DnD #game #rpg **** Welcome to our tabletop

Earnestly Speaking Podcast
Take Three Wrestling: Cash Or Creative?

Earnestly Speaking Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 84:46


Earnest ‘EJ' Christian aka. Pearl, Mikey B, Joe Lopez and special guest James ‘Big Jim' Nies discuss whether you would prioritize money or creative control if you were a pro wrestler, create another reality show using current AEW talent and fix a random AEW star. Plus this week's Wrestler of the Week thru 5/12/22.Watch this episode herehttps://youtu.be/hYn21hwMZnMFollow Earnestly Speaking on Social Websitehttp://earnestlyspeaking.netYouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq_t5MgIc5BrRtiy734pMiQTwitter @EJChristian7@EarnSpeakMedia@take3wrestling@theycallmebern@shuggajloFacebookhttp://Facebook.com/EarnestlySpeakingMedia Instagram@take3wrestling@earnest_christian@EarnestlySpeakingMedia@fatkidcertified@shuggajlo

Introvert Biz Growth Podcast
Doing Business as a Highly Sensitive Person

Introvert Biz Growth Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 45:59


My guest today is William (or Bill) Allen whom I met on the HSP Entrepreneur summit that Rose Cox organized last year. And we are talking about his experience doing business as a highly sensitive person. William is a first-time author with a writer's heart and researcher's mind. After getting a degree in Psychology with an eye on doing psychology research, he recalibrated for a career in Information Technology. He found himself in a thirty-year career as an Information Technology manager at Wells Fargo who enjoyed managing highly intelligent, often difficult staff, many of whom were highly sensitive. He was awarded a prestigious Corporate Management Excellence award for his empathetic management style. In late 2016, he began his blog, The Sensitive Man, about his experiences, as a highly sensitive man. The blog became the genesis of his book, Confessions of a Sensitive Man. He feels that HSP males need to take their keen insights and intuition and make them public. He would like to shed more light on highly sensitive males and the much-needed role they need to take in our society. In this episode, you'll learn about doing business as a highly sensitive person as well as... What does it mean to be Highly Sensitive (HSP)? Can men be sensitive and still be masculine? How can we be more sensitive in business? What's our role to play in business? And much more…   William's Resources   William's Website Connect with William on: Facebook LinkedIn Sarah's Resources Watch this episode on Youtube (FREE) Sarah's One Page Marketing Plan (FREE) Sarah Suggests Newsletter (FREE) The Humane Business Manifesto (FREE) Gentle Confidence Mini-Course Marketing Like We're Human - Sarah's book The Humane Marketing Circle Authentic & Fair Pricing Mini-Course Podcast Show Notes Email Sarah at sarah@sarahsantacroce.com Thanks for listening!   After you listen, check out Humane Business Manifesto, an invitation to belong to a movement of people who do business the humane and gentle way and disrupt the current marketing paradigm. You can download it for free at this page. There's no opt-in. Just an instant download. Are you enjoying the podcast?  The Humane Marketing show is listener-supported—I'd love for you to become an active supporter of the show and join the Humane Marketing Circle. You will be invited to a private monthly Q&A call with me and fellow Humane Marketers -  a safe zone to hang out with like-minded conscious entrepreneurs and help each other build our business and grow our impact.  — I'd love for you to join us! Learn more at humane.marketing/circle Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes or on Android to get notified for all my future shows and why not sign up for my weekly(ish) "Sarah Suggests Saturdays", a round-up of best practices, tools I use, books I read, podcasts, and other resources. Raise your hand and join the Humane Business Revolution. Warmly, Sarah Imperfect Transcript of the show We use and love Descript to edit our podcast and provide this free transcript of the episode. And yes, that's an affiliate link. Sarah: [00:00:00] Hi bill I'm. So looking forward to our conversation. Thank you so much for being a guest on the humane marketing podcast.  William: Thanks, Sarah. And I am so delighted to be with you and looking forward to it.  Sarah: Yeah. So we're going to go right deep into it as we do as highly sensitive people. And also as introverts, I find that we like to go deep. And so that's really also the topic of our conversation to talk about high sensitivity in business and. And what that means, and, and you identify as a highly sensitive male. So I'm really curious to hear the story about when you found out that you are a highly sensitive person and, and what that meant, like what changed when you found that out and learned more about what this trade is all about? So can you take us there and tell us. [00:01:00]  William: Sure. I, you know, I think my whole life I've known there's something different about me. I grew up in a very traditional part of the United States and we're. Male masculine role models were set in stone, so to speak and you had to follow along. And I found a lot of times it was hard for me to do that, and I knew that was something different about it, but this was way before Dr. Erin had published her book on high sensitivity. And it was probably just kind of in a sort of very formative stages with some of the other research that was going on about high sensitivity and children and so forth. But I had no navigational tools for that. And so I spent most of my life adapting myself to what. Men were expected to be like, and that was kind of going against my authentic self, but nevertheless, pressed on, because that was the pressure that I think a lot of men find [00:02:00] themselves under is trying to project this masculine side that doesn't allow for some of these other things that we term as sensitive. Probably about mid 2005 or 2006, somewhere around there. I found Dr. Aron's book. It was actually, somebody had sent me a newsletter and it was about high sensitivity and they had recommended the book highly. So I picked the book up and I read. And like, I think like most highly sensitive people, I went to the book and said, yep, that's me. That's me. That's me. That's me. That's me. And it, it resonated with me because it was the first time in any one particular place that I had seen. So many of the things, characteristics and traits that I. Enumerated and explained in one place. And so it really did make a lot of sense to me, but there is this problem. I was as a male, I was having a difficult time grasping [00:03:00] endorsing, you know, and believing that I was quote unquote, a sensitive man. And that was kind of the difficult point for me, even though I knew and acknowledged it, all these characteristics did fit me. The term sensitive was just something that kind of was like a roadblock for me mentally. And it honestly took me through about 10 years of mulling this over. Cause because it's kind of very much like a highly sensitive person anyway, is mulling this over and over in my head until probably about 2016. I started writing a blog about it. I think. This would be a good way of me putting my hand around it and doing a little research and understanding. And so I wrote a book, I mean, a blog for a couple of years and I just hit all the topics that I wanted to know about as a highly sensitive man. And by doing that. It was a way of allowing me to embrace and get answers for questions I had. And then eventually as a result of writing the blog, I wrote [00:04:00] my first book confessions of a sensitive man. And that's when I put it all together. And I think at that moment, this was a couple of years ago at that moment that I was doing that, I finally really started to say, you know what, this is who you are. There's nothing to be ashamed of. And this actually is quite a gift. And so that's when I, the sort of the loved ones, I read that my arms around being a sensitive man and saying, this is, this is who I am, and I'm not gonna apologize for it anymore. And that was a kind of a Eureka moment for me. So it was like the initial launch. You know, in the early two thousands, a ten-year period of struggling with it. I think a lot of men do have that problem. And it's, it's funny because it's not necessarily the trade it's the label that we give the trait that a lot of men struggle with and they kind of reject it. Yeah, it's  Sarah: interesting because I feel like, I guess the [00:05:00] experience is in this case, very different between. Men and women because the women, yes, there is some of that as well. Right. The criticism, or you're just so sensitive and, but it's, it's more probably seen as something positive in a woman where you're right. It's more negative in, in a, in a man. I remember reading this line that you said that your father told you, are you a man or are you a mouse? So, so it, it comes with this traditional upbringing and the idea that we think, well, men have to be strong and the opposite of, you know, sensitive. I guess the experience is very different, even though there might be struggle also with being in a female body experiencing being a highly sensitive person, but it's very different. Let let's look at, besides the term Sensitive let's look at the trade by itself. Like there's a lot of listeners on [00:06:00] this show that don't know what high sensitive, highly sensitive person what that means. Right. It just, maybe that's just a term that we, we came up with and we think, oh yeah, I'm very sensitive to certain things, but it's actually a, a personality trait. So can you tell us a little bit more about that?  William: Certainly ha highly, since highly sensitive people are high sensitivity is the scientific name for it is called sensory processing sensitivity. And that's a mouthful. Most people are used to the terminology, high sensitive, but sensory processing sensitivity is kind of the theory. And this is the thing that Dr. Aaron has been expounding for the last 30 years, sensory processing sensitivity. Is part of a larger theory called environmental sensitivity theory, and it has many different models underneath it. One of which is sensory processing sensitivity. And what environmental sensitivity [00:07:00] theory is addressing is how does the organism. React to the environment they're red. It's basically an environmental reaction to various environmental stimuli and so forth. Sensory processing, sensitivity individuals fall on a spectrum of sensitivity, right? And you think of a bell curve, right. Something we all remember from. High school math and at the very top end of this bell curve, which is really a curve about how sensitive people are within the environment they're in. Okay. The 20, 25%. And I'm now I'm hearing as high as 30% of human population has this trait of sensory processing sensitivity. Okay. That doesn't mean that the other 80% don't have it. It just means simply that those people at the Hyatt experience, environmental changes more. Pronounced. And so if it's a positive change, they react positive. It gets a negative change. They react [00:08:00] negatively. And the people that follow them, the other 80% react in a much more different way. And they've got to divide into three groups, the ones on the least and are called and they use a flower metaphor, which I think most people could understand. Dandelions are on the low end. They're very Hardy. They can adapt very well, easily and less sensitive to the environment. Tulips are in the mix. They're a little hardier than say the highly sensitive people are, but still nonetheless, they are affected by the environment as well. And then there's the orchids, which is what they call the highly sensitive people. Now with all that said, what I'm trying to say by this is that yes, there are individual characteristics that we acknowledge for highly sensitive people, but it's, it's a much broader thing. You're just overly reactive to things, or you're just too emotionally sensitive or you're too impacted by criticism or you're too frail. It's much more than that. What the outside world sees when they see those things. Is is the [00:09:00] reaction that we're having to environmental changes around us. Okay. And so it could be sensory environmental stuff. It could be emotional stuff, et cetera, et cetera. Now there's four characteristics, right? That we recognize now for highly sensitive people. And it's, you can use the acronym. Does D O E S D stands for depth, the process and highly sensitive people have this capacity. To take data information and process it at a very deep level. That means they connect dots, that push things together. Sometimes it leads to overthinking surely, but for the most part, you wind up with. Creative output if given the time and the space to do this deep processing, that high sensitive people do. That's why so many, highly creative people are highly sensitive because they have this capacity to do this. The O stands for overstimulation, which is something that happens as a result of being, getting too much data and having too much processing you have to do. Yeah. That's something [00:10:00] that a lot of people see and they, the term that comes from. You're too sensitive or you're being sensitive makes you weak, but that's not true. If you were getting the kind of data. That we were, we get typically in the high end of the sensitivity scale, it would be overwhelming for most people to, especially if you're doing all this processing with it as well. So it does get overwhelming at times. So that's a characteristic E stands for emotional reactivity. This is another thing that people tend to associate the highly sensitive people. We feel deeply, very deeply. We feel emotions at a very deep level. And that a lot of times appears to people to be overreacting. But in fact, it's simply just the way we process emotional information. The other part of the E is empathy. We're extremely empathetic people. We care about people. Lot of us are in the helping professions are doing things that help people do. That's where our heart [00:11:00] is. We're very empathetic individuals. And it's not, I don't know the exact physical mechanism that causes. There's a thing we refer to as mirror neurons that we all have, whether you're sensitive or not, that allows you to mirror back to the person you're with. In a, as a communication establishing link, right? So I don't know whether highly sensitive people have more mirror neurons or they have more finely defined in tune, mirror neurons. I don't know, but the fact is it's very important. And part of that empathetic part of us also can make us a little naive sometimes and trusting people. So it, is it be, it could be a two edge sword. The last. Is the sensory part of it. The doctor calls it, sensing the subtle in the environment. I'm not, I'm not sure that our sensory organs are more powerful or whatever, but I do think the filters that pass that information on. Are more open with us. I'd like to think of it like [00:12:00] an aperture and a camera. Ours is a little bit more open or maybe a lot more open depending on who we're comparing ourselves to, but it passes a lot of stuff to us. So the metaphor I always use, the analogy I always use is if you're walking into a party, a highly sensitive person will be that person who notices that the music may be too loud, that there's someone with perfume or cologne. And the other side of the room that it's too powerful. Or it could be something like we sense a vibe in the room because looking at body cues and things like that, we sense those things. We pick out that nuanced information and that makes us kind of valuable when you're talking about. One of the greater purposes for highly sensitive people is to serve as kind of Canary in the coal mine is to serve as a kind of an early warning system. So all four of those characteristics are the ones that are scientifically evidence-based characteristics. Now, a lot of people will talk about other things. Those are the four main ones that I like to kind of [00:13:00] stick with those, because we do know that there's evidence for them,  Sarah: So much in what you just shared. And, and it's kind of, it's funny because my, my brain is almost like overstimulated right now by listening to. These different concepts, but I think what would help also here is to give some specific examples. So I can give one, cause I, I just you know, experienced a four day workshop that I attended after not being anywhere in person, any kind of in-person events. So I, I went to this four day workshop 50 people. And I knew as an HSP, you kind of know already in advance. You're like, oh my God, this is going to be a lot. How am I going to deal with this? I hope I'm not going to get sick because of the overwhelm. So this is a very specific example where. As a highly sensitive [00:14:00] person, you need to kind of know your boundaries. You need to know when you want to be engaged. And when you want to have alone time, because you do need this extra processing time. And, and I admit that. I'm not there yet. Like, I still had very bad nights asleep because it was just so much information. Not just, I'm not just talking about the content, but just even meeting all these new people, my brain needs just do analyze everything. And that's that deep processing that then often, unfortunately, Over, you know, instead of sleeping. And, and so that's a specific example that I can think of right now. What example could you share bill? Well,  William: I think, I think that's a, that's a great example. It could be very easily generalized to just about every highly sensitive person. Although most highly sensitive people are introverts 70% [00:15:00] of. There's still a 30%. There are extroverts that you would think the extroverted high sensitive people would, would thrive in an environment where they're out meeting and greeting people and going like that. But the reality is they still have to have that downtime. So those things that you were talking about, that's always been something that I've had challenges with is getting out there, trying to do something new or try to do something that is. Not familiar for me and having to process all this kind of data, that I'm feedback data that I'm getting about, how I'm doing. A lot of that may be coming from me. It may be coming from people that I'm working with or people that I'm around. But that seems to be one area, especially with highly sensitive people that I think can be generalized to just about everybody in this category is because at some point you're right, you get out there. You're, you're trying something new. And you have to give yourself, allow [00:16:00] yourself the time to do this downtime, this assimilation process of doing things. That's one of the things with highly sensitive people too, that I think is kind of problematic. It's one, there's a lot of people out there who are highly sensitive, who don't know it, or they. I've never heard of highest since I've talked to people all the time and I, as I've talking to them, they go, you know, I think I'm highly sensitive and suddenly you see the light bulb go on. So that's part of the problem is getting people to embrace and understand the. And the other part is once you understand it, now you have an understanding, cause you've got a framework to work with is how do you deal with these times when you are overwhelmed? How do you deal with those times when you're out in the public eye or you're in a social function or whatever, what is it that you need to, how do you do that? You said something really great about boundaries too, because I highly sensitive people combos have this kind of. Loose boundary system that allows too [00:17:00] much in sometimes. And in some times, in some cases allows the wrong people in who can crossover these boundaries that we should be setting up and it causes a an so an emotional effect on us. So part of it is learning to deal with, with the, the characteristics. Cause there are challenges to them. But it's still on whole, is this great and wonderful gift. And that's part of doing that part of assimilating. That is the idea of how do I deal with those moments when I struggle, when I, you know, overstimulated or I I'm feeling too deeply and it's not the appropriate time. How do I regulate myself? So those are kinds of things that I think highly sensitive people need to learn to be able to do, because those kinds of experiences you're talking about. Half an hour all the time, especially to heart sensitive people. Sarah: I feel like the struggles. So the things where we need to learn, how to deal with [00:18:00] having that trait that's kinda what we focus on because we don't really understand how we would be if we didn't have to trade. And we don't know. How much he brings to us. So you mentioned, for example, as a positive, it's connecting the dots or, you know, sensing the room and then making adjustments to me, that is just so natural that I listen and then I go, oh, okay. Here's the answer that. I don't know how it would be if I didn't have the traits. So that doesn't necessarily come out as a positive to me. What I do see though is how society is not meant or, you know, quotation marks for HSPs. And so it always feels like, oh, I need to fight against a system. So it, yeah. Do you recognize yourself in that?  William: Absolutely. And I think part of, part of it again is [00:19:00] this is a. When I visit a lot of social media groups where they're talking about high sensitive topics. Very often, I think what's happening is a lot of people who are new to the trade are coming on line with it. And naturally you want to go someplace where you've got other people like yourself, but the focus tends to be on, I won't say necessarily the negative side, but the, certainly the challenges and the focus seems to go there as opposed to. How do you deal with it? Or how do I, how do I cope with this? And a lot of people do jump in and that is, what's great about the support side of that. But the idea ultimately is to say, okay, this is a, a wonderful gift and like most wonderful gifts. There's a price you have to pay for having it. It's just a kind of a balancing thing with it. And I think As highly sensitive people, we need to learn these little strategies, these tips and things. And none of this is complicated. I mean, it's just not as putting them all [00:20:00] together in the framework of who you are as a highly sensitive person. And when you do that, you start to realize I could do this breathing exercise. It can calm me down, or I definitely need to go. So. For 25, 30 minutes an hour or two hours, and just calm down and relax and process. Once you understand that's part of your normal wiring, that's how your brain works. It's not a, it's not a dysfunction. Then you approach it diff because you see it in a different light. Now, you know, this is how I'm constructed.  Sarah: Yeah. Yeah. So good to kind of stay with the positive side. What, how do you saying, can we be more sensitive in business and what kind of role do we get to play as highly sensitive people in this? I call it the new business paradigm, you know, kind of the post COVID to me, that is the beginning of the new business paradigm. So how [00:21:00] does that look like and what can our role be?  William: I think we have a very significant role to play, not only in business, but in, in all aspects of life, but let's focus on business because frankly, most of us spend most of our life doing some type of business, whether we're running a business, a small business, or we're part of a large corporate environment or large company or whatever. And I think highly sensitive people. Can have positive effects on both environments. It may be a little more difficult. And I keep hearing this over and over again, that for highly sensitive people, very often doing the entrepreneurial thing is, is more conducive to setting the environment that you need to have in order to be happy and thrive. But it does have its own challenges because you're it, you're the boss. You're the one who has to make everything work. And if you've got employees, you've got to make it work for them too. In the corporate environment. It's a little more challenge because it's more [00:22:00] confined. You can only do so many things and so forth, but I think. From a corporate perspective, highly sensitive people can start having an impact on how the environment is constructed because that's so important to us. Right. What kind of a seating situation there is? Is there good lighting is it is, is Is it too hot or too cold in there. And the environment are is there too much noise, too many distractions, et cetera, et cetera. And there's some things probably that we could detect and participate in trying to evolve the environment we're working in and a more empathetic way in looking at how we treat others and within the environment, especially in, within management and within areas that where you're leading people, right. On the entrepreneurial side, I think this is really where we can shine because frankly we can define a business that a is successful. And yet still adheres to, and I love the term you use the humane part of business. This part of [00:23:00] business unfortunately seems to be getting further and further away from us. And I really think what's happening. COVID being the great example is that's opened up. So out of the box here Pandora's box, if you will open up that box and we can look at what we do and how we do things, and that can help HSPs could be instrumental there as well by saying. These kinds of things are more conducive to my better work environment. It probably will be. So for other people as well, not necessarily everybody, but it will, there are certain things, kindness in business, you know, it's not always about competing is sometimes it's about cooperating. So that everyone benefits from something, these are the kind of concepts that are. To highly sensitive people because of our empathetic nature and are wanting to be good stewards, not only of our environment, whether it's work environment, whether it's our life.[00:24:00]  But that's some of the things I think that highly sensitive people can do to affect change and your good ideas and your good thinking and all those things are important, but we tend to be wallflowers when it comes to. Participating in that way, we don't feel like our ideas are good enough. We don't feel like they're going to be accepted. And this is where we need to start recognizing again, our strength and where that is in terms of what we bring to the table. That being able to observe things that other people are missing means that we may have to work a little harder to get the point across, but it doesn't make it less valid because nobody else has seen it. Mm. Sometimes we're the first ones to see it. And I think in, in, in both entrepreneurial world and corporate world, I think those things are valuable characteristics to be able to be a good creative problem solver and be very empathetic and intuitive.  Sarah: Yeah. When, when you said we, [00:25:00] we are sometimes the first ones to see the problem and others don't see it at yet. That definitely resonates with me with, you know, my journey from gentle marketing to humane marketing. And, and only now really people are like, Oh, yeah, that's exactly what we need. We need a humane marketing revolution, but 2, 3, 4 years ago, I started talking about that and nobody, I was like, hello, you know, I'm all by myself here. And, and, and it's yeah, again, I would kind of say, well, it's a gift, but it's kind of a hidden gift because I felt I really felt alone, but I agree with you that. That's, those are the Mavericks that we need to bring the change. Right. Otherwise, nothing changes if nobody sees the new things that need to be brought in. So yeah, sometimes  William: it's, it's not just seeing something new, but it's also [00:26:00] seeing something that's missing, you know, like a puzzle piece that's not there yet. And being able to recognize that that's. You know maybe a standard way of doing things at this point that needs to be because it's missing, right. That's again, that's what I love about this humane marketing and humane sales and things that you have written about is because that's the framework we need to be operating under. And if we're going to really shift the way business looks at things and how business interacts with the insurance. At the fundamental core level, it has to be more human. It has to be about protecting all of us. And I think that it starts with that kind of shall we call it sensitivity to what's going on in the business?  Sarah: Yeah. Now, bill, you kinda know the story that the transformation from gentle, the word gentle that I used before to then [00:27:00] switching to humane and, and I found it interesting, kind of the resistance I got from mainly from the male audience to the word gentle. Everybody else kinda loved the word gentle, but a lot of males. Well either they were not attracted to it at all, or if they were they're like, yeah, you know, it's not a great word. And so the minute I changed it to humane, a lot of more men are now showing up and saying, yeah, that, that is interesting to us. So what do you, what are you thoughts on, on this? How come we can be sensitive? Do you words, just like we said before, you know, highly sensitive people, P men are like, Ooh, I don't know. I don't want to be that. I think it's the same with the word gender.  William: Exactly. I don't know. I'm absolutely positive. It is. Although, you know, it's a lot of it don't have the problem being called a [00:28:00] gentle man when a gentleman, right. They don't have a problem with that, but they do have a problem with, if you were to cut the word in half and say gentle man, they might find that a little different to the tape and assimilate. Yeah. You know, when we talk about things like sensitivity and why it's so hard for, especially for men, but it's hard for a lot of people too, because if you've been labeled your whole life as being too sensitive and that's been considered to be not a good thing, Then the last thing you want to do is be called sensitive because all those memories, all that maybe unconscious material that, that was negative to you has been associated with a, a very neutral word sensitive, right. It really is more sensitive as more about. Sensory than it is about emotional reactivity or anything else. In fact, I was D D I wrote a blog article about sensitivity and what's wrong with the word general. I mean, with what's wrong with the [00:29:00] word sensitive. And I looked it up, you know, I looked up at Webster's type definition for it. Nowhere in there was. Sensory processing sensitivity, you know, it was, it was frail or weak or overly emotional, whatever, those kinds of terms. So that sort of is why so many people struggle with it. Now with men. And I even highly sensitive, man, I've had highly sensitive men telling me, well, if I'm around a bunch of highly sensitive guys, I don't mind using the term, but if I'm in a place where there is a mixed crowd, I just can't see myself using it. And so I think that's why there is a sort of gentle movement. I like that to sort of shift away from sense sensitive is a term that we refer to ourselves as, and moving it towards high sensory intelligence. This is something Dr. Tracy Cooper is working on with a few others, and the idea is to give it a much more positive sort of connotation. Then it's like, we all know. [00:30:00] That there's nothing wrong with the term word sensitive. It's just that if you throw it out in the world, it comes back with mud on it. I don't know why it just does. So as we're getting people to understand about the. And understand that it's a positive and understand that it's not a disorder. It's nothing to be ashamed of. Perhaps if we label it something, put a different candy wrapper on it, it'll be better in the long term, so that people call it at least investigate and learn about it and understand it. And I, I think that's the important thing.  Sarah: Yeah. I agree with you. It's like. Yeah. It's like starting off with the wrong foot already when you were saying, you know, because it would be helpful for us to maybe deal better with boundaries. If we can say we are this and that, you know, we are highly sensitive, but the minute you say highly sensitive people. Oh, okay. [00:31:00] Go deal with it. So having a term that is kind of neutral, I think would be more helpful and it wouldn't take so much courage to actually say it like, you know, introvert it's, it's almost. It had in the beginning, it had a little bit of a bad connotation to it, but now it's more widely accepted. So, so maybe it just highly sensitive, also needs to go through some kind of transformation in order to be more widely accepted and not with so much,  William: it was a speaker. Cause I know this is your area's marketing it's sometimes the terminology makes a difference. Right? It's. You just sometimes have you wind up with a turn, that's just, isn't going to fly it even though, you know, you don't mean one thing or the other with it. It's how is it perceived by the world? If the world says, you know, we're not going to embrace this and you're really, you're fighting a hill battle here. And I think [00:32:00] sometimes just a little pivot and a little shift, which is what I think is happening here. More people open up to it.  Sarah: It's funny that, you know, I went through this with gentle to humane and now we're having to do the same thing with highly sensitive. Yeah. It is. It is really marketing the term. Right. And, and, and I think. It will be only beneficial to all the highly sensitive people to have a term where they don't feel like they have to apologize. It's almost like you have to apologize for being that. Yeah,  William: exactly. Here's the funny thing about it though, is it it's took me 10 years to get to the point where I could accept sensitive and not be ashamed to talk about. When I was writing the book, I had to say something about what are you writing a book about? And then it's like, there's this blank to hit? My face is like, how do I describe this? So I just started. Saying, it's a book about high sensitivity and men [00:33:00] and, and you could see the look on their face. And then I would immediately go in and explain and get a foothold with them before. At some point almost everybody male and female would say, you know what? I know somebody like that, I have a cousin like that, or I have a, a brother like that, or I have a parent like that, or one of my kids. It becomes relatable that. And once you get them past that term. So I'm okay with whatever they, the direction is with, wants to change the name. That's fine. I'm okay. If it steaks sticks around for a number of years, I got used to it. Now I'm  Sarah: afraid we've done the work. Yeah. It's all about, you know, doing the work and accepting it. I think that's, that's why. Yeah. We're, we're having this conversation under the P of personal power because. Once you own it and you do the work, then, then it becomes your power. It becomes your superpower. Like at this [00:34:00] workshop I just went up to the host and I said, I'm not going to be participating in the evening workshops. It's too much for me. And she said, oh, I really applaud you for being brave to show up and say that. And so it, it felt like. Being perceived in a good way. Even though it did take me some courage to go up to her and be the only one who didn't want it, or we've  William: got a great example. That was a great example of. Setting up boundaries and standing up for yourself. That's what I think more highly sensitive people need to be okay with doing that kind of. Yeah. Sarah: And the difficult part, I think is that you need to learn to say no to the things that you want to do. It's easy to say no to the things we don't want to do, but it's harder to say no to the things that you actually would like to do. You know, I, I know I was missing out on some of the events in the evening, [00:35:00] but I need to do prioritize self care before that. So.  William: Absolutely. Yeah. And that is so key. That's so key to be able to do that. Tell  Sarah: us more about your book before we wrap up here.  William: The last, the first book confession of a sensitive man, it came out about a year or two ago was really my experiences of growing up as a highly sensitive man. Some anecdotes from my life and that kind of thing. And it was trying, I was trying to write a relatable book for men to read who could say, look, you know we may not have had exactly same experiences, but I can relate to what, what you went through. The second book, the one that just recently came out is more of a kind of a trail guy is what I like to call it. I use a lot of metaphors for trails and hiking because I like doing it. But it's kind of a trail guide. On being a sensitive man, dealing with some of the things that challenges that we deal with, whether it's workplace or whether it's relationships or whether it's environment having to sort of stand up for yourself, setting those [00:36:00] boundaries and things like that. And so ideas on brain training, how to keep, teach your mind to calm down and things you can do to make your brain more resilient. So it's kind of a tool kit of things that I had discovered throughout the course of my life. The funny thing about my life is that I had been sampled so many different things and I never understood the time why I was doing that. Just all kinds of techniques and books and theories and so forth and so on. And it turns out that it was useful in helping them construct this book. So that's, even though you're doing stuff that you don't really get half the time, sometimes it'll come and play later on in life.  Sarah: Yeah. It's that part? The connecting dots,  William: right? Exactly. That finally the dots make sense, right? Yeah. Yeah, that's true. But anyway, that's kind of what the book is about. And it's also about my hopes of where we go from here. And what's  Sarah: the title of the second one it's  William: called on being a sensitive man. And so it's about, you know, now that [00:37:00] we've established that we're sensitive men, how do we, how do we live with it? How do we deal with it and how do we go forward? We are  Sarah: so good. This has been absolutely fantastic. I could go on and on tell you all about my specific examples, but yeah, we need to wrap up. So I really, really appreciate your time here. I always have one last question and that is what are you grateful for today or this week? William: Well, I, you know what, one of the things, I guess I'm grateful for is all the wonderful people that I've met and on this journey so far, and every week, there's always somebody new that gets sort of added to the list that shared experiences is validating. Especially if you're stepping out on a limb and you're saying, you know, talking about things that are sometimes difficult to deal with. Having a network of great people. That are [00:38:00] somehow connected to you. That's that's, I'm extremely grateful for that.  Sarah: Wonderful. Yeah. Yeah. Me too. Like the podcast for this is one of the best things I've ever done for my business as an introvert and HSP to just, you know, di. Into it and go really deep. And then at night, allow myself to process and really digest information as well. I think as a consequence of, of realizing that deep processing, I, I also just slowed down the podcasting and only release an episode every two weeks. Again, it's about boundaries and really feeling into it. And. You know what it's actually too much for me. Do you kind of just, you know, like a factory split of these podcasts, I need to sit with the humans for a bit and really, yeah. Go  William: deeper. We are, you, you're a real natural, I I've enjoyed this [00:39:00] conversation. I enjoyed speaking with you. So thanks for having me, you know?  Sarah: Yeah. Thank you so much for coming on and we'll speak again. Take care.

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

Tad Friend is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of the memoir In the Early Times: A Life Reframed (Crown). Social: @CNFPod Sponsor: Athletic Greens Support: patreon.com/cnfpod Show Notes/newsletter: brendanomeara.com

Spotlight On...
Brejenn Allen

Spotlight On...

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 45:38


Whoever said that youth was wasted on the young had yet to meet this week's artist.Brejenn Allen is young, ambitious, and putting in the hard work. The Meridian-based artist uses a mixture of current culture and unconventional materials bringing texture and humor into her work. Find out all about Brejenn's inspiration and process, and then find her on social media if you haven't already.Oh, and Lowes, if you're listening, Brejenn is an artist with a passion for your store... Brand ambassador Queen... Just throwing it out there.Find Brejenn:https://brejennallen.com/https://www.instagram.com/brejennhttps://www.tiktok.com/@brejennallenFind us:www.TheLittleYellowBuilding.comwww.tlybARTMAG.comSupport the show

Creative Genius
19 - Phoebe Gander: No light, No shadow: embracing our darkness, so we can express our light

Creative Genius

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 58:52


In this episode Kate speaks with New Zealand Visual Artist Phoebe Gander. Phoebe shares how difficult it was to live most of her life with undiagnosed ADHD, how for years she believed there was something deeply faulty about her and how that was the root cause of self-hatred and years of depression. When her own young son was diagnosed with ADHD, it led her to her own diagnoses which set her on a path of a deep healing and self acceptance which ultimately allowed her to step into the superpowers that ADHD had in store for her.  So many of us KNOW from a young age what we love and what makes us happy but in a misguided effort to be like everyone else we so often talk ourselves out of following those dreams. Phoebe's story is a reminder to me of how important it is that we commit to seeing each other's differences as gifts, not things to be scared of. So much suffering and trauma can be avoided if we are encouraged to lean into what makes us different, rather than trying to make it go away. One of my favourite moments in the episode is when Phoebe talks about her painting “No light, no shadow” and how for her it is a very clear example for her of what she feels creativity is trying to do through her; which is to remind herself and others that without darkness there can be no light. When I think about little Phoebe and ALL the little people everywhere who are trying so desperately to achieve all the same things in all the same ways as their peers despite the fact that that is simply not how life works - my heart gets a lump in its throat. I wish we could just wave a magic wand right now and let every single person past present and future know this:  the thing that makes you different IS the thing that makes YOU so special. I am roaring encouragement at you to not waste another moment: LEAN into this thing. Things Phoebe and I talk about-How so many of us KNOW from a young age what we want to do, but in a misguided effort to be like everyone else we talk ourselves out of following our dreams.-What it was like to have undiagnosed ADHD for much of her life (no explanation for why she was so “different” -What the gifts and challenges of ADHD have been - learning how to balance those. -What creativity really is and what it is trying to do through her -Why she calls herself an emerging artist (even though she is very accomplished) -How the two years she studied art and theater in university were the “best two years of her life: -The pressure to come up with a “reasonable” job when we are younger. -How she hit rock bottom and what borough her back -Post-natal depression, post natal anxiety-Whether you can be a “real” artist even if you can't draw (spoiler: the answer is yes) About Phoebe Gander:Phoebe Gander is a mixed media Artist, inspired by the beautiful ocean, skies and landscape where she lives with her family in Wainui Beach on the east coast of New Zealand. She predominantly uses acrylic paint and epoxy resin, as well as other fluid mediums such as acrylic ink and alcohol ink. She is self taught in these mediums however has a BA hons degree in printed surface design, which she gained studying at Falmouth College of Arts in the UK. She began creating art regularly again in 2018 and creates work using many layers, using paint and sometimes resin or other media to create depth and intrigue. ​Phoebe is fascinated by creating artworks that pull the viewer closer and drawn to creating abstract landscapes, full of textures and marks that tell a story. To her, there is something captivating about nature - it's a never ending source of inspiration, ever changing with the seasons, the weather... in a time where everything is fleeting, where people want to consume things so quickly, she creates artworks for you to stand still and consider a moment caught in time. Living just across the road from the beach and with a backdrop of hills behind her home studio she feels a strong connection to the landscape that surrounds her.​Originally from the UK, Phoebe has lived in New Zealand with her husband for the past 15 years where they've since had three children.Kate Shepherd: art | website | instagramMorning Moon Nature Jewelry | website |  instagramCreative Genius Podcast | website | instagramPhoebe Gander: website | facebook | instagramResources discussed in this episode:Alcohol inksResin Additude.mag diagnostic tool for addDr, Richard Barkley adhd researchPower of Now Eckhart TolleIf you or someone you know is suffering with Post-Natal or Depression of any kind, please reach out to your local health-care provider Please share the show with a friend and if you are moved to make a financial contribution to the production of this podcast, THANK YOU here is the link for our Patreon

Don't Miss This Podcast
#151 - Big Box Of Stupid

Don't Miss This Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 87:47


This week on DMT, Sam calls out Tom Segura for slandering Spider-Man, Jack plays a crazed fan who terrorizes Sam, and the boys dig into "The Box" full of some of their earliest writing and... you gotta hear it to believe it - Don't Miss This Podcast!

The Gentle Rebel Podcast
03 | A Kind Response To Mean and Selfish People

The Gentle Rebel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 55:18


You don't have to look far to see people acting in mean and selfish ways. Is this because people themselves are fundamentally mean and selfish or is there more to it than that? And is there anything WE can do to make conditions for kinder modes of human behaviour and engagement? We will always encounter rudeness in other people. It's an inevitable part of life. But these people can have a big impact on our health and confidence. So what can we do about them? This episode explores answers to that question. We had a conversation in The Haven about making gentleness a practice and using creativity in our response to the mean and selfish actions in people around us. We looked at two core ideas: How to build a practice of creative gentleness How to build gentleness into a creative practice We've got to think about both sides of this if we want to build a truly creative life. Not just in our own work, but as our creative spirit flows through every part of our lives.   Article ContentsWho Are These Mean and Selfish People? | 5.24Our Place in a Mean and Selfish World | 8.16Hold Gently Within Our Encounters | 13.40The Hold of Past Guilt | 17.57Wastewater and The Creativity Faucet | 24.43The Stoic Response to Mean and Selfish People | 27.12But is Kindness Really The Best Response To Cruel or Thoughtless Actions? | 30.20Play and Your Inner-Child: Is It Time To Grow Up? | 33.57When Self-Doubt Fuels The Questions We Ask | 36.54You Don't Need to Feel Like "A Creative" in Order to Live a Creative Life | 40.47There are No Wrong Answers When Practising Play | 42.00Embracing The Comfort and Joy of Failure | 45.38Conclusion: Humiliation is Never a Productive Option | 27.12The Haven | 53.18 Who Are These Mean and Selfish People? | 5.24 "It's a fact of life that we will encounter rude people. It happens every day. People cut in line. They speak to other people like they are a piece of s**t. People lie and take credit for your work. Not only will this happen, but many times there will be no consequences for this."The Daily Stoic It is without a doubt tempting to label people as mean and selfish. It feels obvious that some people are that way by nature. So we engage with them accordingly. When we use these kinds of words we then treat other people as if that's who they are. But this is a symptom of a fixed mindset. And it provides little wiggle room for the story to change. Our Place in a Mean and Selfish World | 8.16 We tell ourselves a story about the way things "should" and "shouldn't" be. And how other people should be. It's tempting to get caught in the spirit of the world around us. This can leave us permitting and even contributing to the conditions that give rise to the kind of selfishness and meanness we want to get rid of. The rebellion of gentleness is about shifting our stories of shame. Including the stories we tell about who we are, as well as the shame we bestow upon other people.   Hold Gently Within Our Encounters | 13.40 This article from the Daily Stoic says about mean and selfish people, "they'll have to wait in line less than you. They might get promoted ahead of you after taking credit for that work. And when we see this, we are tempted to respond in a couple of ways: Get angry. Resent it. Use it as an excuse Begin to plot our revenge. None of these reactions are Stoic. But more important, none of these reactions reduce rude behaviour in the world either." When we grip them too tight, the words and actions of others can consume us. And we can end up creating more of what we don't want in the process. How might we increase the space around the holes, corners, and cul de sacs we can ALL end up stuck in? It can be fun to corner people who say and do things we really hate. But when we do this things can become more violent and destructive. Especially if they have to fight their way out of such a corner. This creates the conditions for a future that is not good for any of us.

Confessions of a Working Writer
Let's Talk About All Things Writing

Confessions of a Working Writer

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 9:21


Over the past year, I've seen a lot of bad information out there about writing. Bad information about SEO, topic selection, and the assorted magic beans promised by success gurus and productivity mavens. It's enough to make many writers throw their hands up and decide this isn't as much fun as they once thought. And that's just not true,So we're pivoting the podcast, inviting some writers on to talk about their thoughts, trials, wins, and processes. We're going to talk about an array of topics and we're going to try to make the signal much louder than the noise. If you're a writer of any level, writer adjacent, or just a person interested in seeing how the stories are made...let's talk about all things writing,Join us for another Confession of a Working Writer.Support the show

Different Animals
S1E99 - Draft Math Ain't Mathin

Different Animals

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 80:55


Welcome to Episode 99 of the Different Animals Podcast and this week we talk about The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Toy Story 3, rewatching the avengers and The Last Jedi, and We touch on the NFL Draft. This podcast is available on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts and wherever else you catch your podcasts. You can catch us on IG and Twitter @DifAnimalsPod or email us directly at DifferentAnimalsPodcast@gmail.com with any feedback or suggestions. S/O to @Creative.Collin on IG for the dope Artwork. S/O to @EdERuger and @PhilliePhr3sh for the dope theme. Enjoy, and we'll see you in a week. PEACE. Find out more at https://different-animals-podcast.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

(Don't) Quit Your Day Job
Episode 123 with Paula Moore (Greater Than): If Your House Burns Down, You Can Rebuild It

(Don't) Quit Your Day Job

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 33:20


In this episode, Music Industry Executive Paula Moore talks about coming up in the music industry from Promoter to Scout to being the first female A&R Research Executive. Paula tells us about her struggles and successes, writing a book called "Glitter and Grit; Be Greater As a Creative" and establishing the company Greater Than in order to help artists achieve success. Plus stories about Lollapalooza after parties and turning down an offer from Mark Cuban. You can follow Paula at these places: https://greaterthanhq.com/ https://twitter.com/greaterthanhq?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://www.facebook.com/paulamooreventures/ https://www.instagram.com/paulamooreventures/?hl=en Paul works a day job and puts out vinyl and puts on shows via Katzulhu Productions https://www.facebook.com/paul.neil.12 https://www.facebook.com/katzulhu https://www.facebook.com/Dont-Quit-Your-Day-Job-podcast-107924851339602

De Machine
#109: Het verhaal achter S10's Eurovisie performance

De Machine

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 56:44


Te midden van alle confetti, dansers en vlammenwerpers stond S10 helemaal alleen op het grote Eurovisie podium. Een intieme performance zonder opsmuk, die toch tot in de puntjes doordacht is. Creative director Wouter van Ransbeek geeft daags na de semi-final toelichting. Over het licht, de kleding en natuurlijk: de traan. Ook in deze Machine: de Summer Of Love komt niet helemaal goed op gang, maar bijna niemand durft dat nog hardop te zeggen. En de fanatieke fans van Mitski maken haar paranoide.

Celebrate Cultivate
There's Magic In Clarity

Celebrate Cultivate

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 26:06


We're nearing the halfway point in Magical May! Today's episode covers a topic we're exploring in the program — the clarity you can find through intuition. Listen as I share how your intuition can help you find clarity, why clarity is fleeting (and not the answer to everything), and the magic in clarity. → Access the show notes and learn more: https://www.kaileenelise.com/podcast/magic-in-clarity

Art Horse
88. Gabi Kingsley: learning your limits, embracing creative constraints, and Ugly Quilt (on purpose!)

Art Horse

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 119:17


Gabi Kingsley is a dabbler in many fine things. You can see her found poetry on Instagram @thistlequiff, textile/quilting play @gabrielle.kingsley, and emotiblobs for the #100dayproject @glisteningcarcass.In this episode:Making art work with time, space, and rare magazine constraintsWhat if hitting the snags you're afraid of can unlock the fear?How do you strike a balance between knowing your limits and not limiting yourself unnecessarily?Want some art community? Join the art club at patreon.com/arthorsepod, where we're cheering for you and your big juicy creative dreams. Find Art Horse on Instagram @arthorsepod. Ask Jess ANYTHING at arthorsepod@gmail.com.

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!
Know Your ”Why” - Aby Rinella's First Episode! (Best of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast)

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 59:54


What does the Bible say about training the hearts of our children? Join Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella in this "best of" episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. This was Aby's first time on the show and she and Yvette discussed what the Bible calls us to as parents, especially in regards training the hearts of our children.  Aby Rinella is, above all, a follower of Jesus. She is also the director of her local homeschool co-op, director of women's ministry at her church, wife, mom and teacher to the Rinella children. She writes and speaks on homeschool, motherhood, parental rights, the culture war and more and has a passion for encouraging and inspiring women to live the life they were designed to live. Aby and her husband also write for the outdoor industry about their adventures together, showing their kids the Creator by spending time in His creation. Partner with us! Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Please consider donating to support Schoolhouse Rocked.   Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel. "Why do I homeschool? Because today my children will be at home with me, learning about the catastrophic events that happened in New York. About the evil that happens when we deviate from God's design. And about how we have a God that mourns because he loves his people. They will be home with me, praying for the preborn babies, rather than in a public school system that tells them they get to choose for themselves what is good and evil, rather than looking to God for truth." - Aby Rinella You can connect with Aby Rinella at CalledtotheTop.com. RECOMMENDED RESOURCES: Answers for Homeschooling By Israel Wayne / Master Books Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask will help to equip you to have confidence in your decision to home educate and to prepare you to depend your choice to the skeptics you'll surely face at one point or another! Besides from the stranger in the grocery store you might even have well-meaning friends and relatives who may believe you are going to "ruin your child." Learn how to respectfully defend your choice to those who disagree with you with chapters on the legality of homeschooling, whether you're qualified to teach your child, how you can afford to homeschool, if homeschooling is elitist, what about high school and college, and more. 187 pages, softcover. Education: Does God Have an Opinion? By Israel Wayne / New Leaf Publishing Many studies have linked the growth in young people leaving the Church to non-Christian education. This book takes a firm stance against educating being a matter of individual conscience and instead uses Scripture to propose that the Bible is full of instructions on how God desires His children to be educated. Discover the outcome of students being educated for thousands of hours by people who are not their parents . . . and its relevancy to the future of Christianity. Discover the true purpose of an education and how this affects and influences students Explore a Biblical philosophy of education and how it compares to traditional schooling Learn to apply a Biblical worldview strategically and systematically to core subjects of education 240 pages, softcover.   Education: Does God Have an Opinion? By Israel Wayne / New Leaf Publishing Many studies have linked the growth in young people leaving the Church to non-Christian education. This book takes a firm stance against educating being a matter of individual conscience and instead uses Scripture to propose that the Bible is full of instructions on how God desires His children to be educated. Discover the outcome of students being educated for thousands of hours by people who are not their parents . . . and its relevancy to the future of Christianity. Discover the true purpose of an education and how this affects and influences students Explore a Biblical philosophy of education and how it compares to traditional schooling Learn to apply a Biblical worldview strategically and systematically to core subjects of education 240 pages, softcover. Want even more homeschooling encouragement? Listen to the NEW Homeschool Insights Podcast! WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is now available on DVD and HD streaming.  Buy the film today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op. Watch the Official Trailer for Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution Schoolhouse Rocked is excellent and a wonderful testimony to the growing popularity of home schooling and the superior education that it provides young people.” - Dr. James Dobson “This is not an exaggeration to say, this is the movement that is needed to save this country. Incredibly, incredibly well done.” – Rick Green, Patriot Academy "This is one of the most empowering tools I've seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing!" – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. This 60+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.   Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products. Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.   BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.   Bible Quest - Bible Quest provides a plan and resources to help parents and mentors teach Biblical literacy using the classical model of learning. The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style™ writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing. Podcast Topics: Aby Rinella, Best of, First Show, Co-host, Discipleship, Parenting, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary, Homeschool Podcast, Christian, Parenting Podcast

Culture Factor 2.0
Vladislav Ginzburg: P1: Warhol's Digital Art to NFTS & Blockparty's Creators in Web 3

Culture Factor 2.0

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 46:41


Vladislav Ginzburg is the Chief Executive Officer at Blockparty.Ginzburg leads Blockparty and the mission to build a blockchain-agnostic platform for collectible NFTs at the intersection of art, music and culture. Blockparty launched their MVP In August 2020 with a number of mainstream oriented drops, including first digital artworks by 3lau Slime Sunday, Adventure Club, Dave Krugman and others.Earlier, Ginzburg was Chief Business Development officer at Blockparty Tickets where he introduced blockchain as an NFT powered ticketing system to music festivals and professional sports teams, including a partnership with the Sacramento Kings of the NBA.Before entering the Blockchain and entertainment spaces, Ginzburg managed a fine art fund where he transacted more than $150 million in blue chip artworks. Ginzburg studied at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio as well as The New School in New York.Let's dig into your art background first, I believe it lays the groundwork for your interest in NFT related art and event?In the art world,  Vladislav Ginzburg has managed several high-value growth funds in the fine art industry where he has executed transactions for iconic canvas works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michele Basquiat, Salvador Dali, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and hundreds of others for clients., including placing works into museum exhibitions globallyWhat is your relationship with Warner Music and how will it compliment Blockparty goals for the artist?Opensea is the amazon for NFTs; it's the most common and most costly to mint because there's so many people on it. Rarible and a few others are less expensive. By having their own storefront on Blockparty (part Website, Etsy and Shopify?, Is this a solution to the two ends of the spectrum of Opensea and Rarible?Wants to dive into the live event aspect because of Lively partnership. Does Blockparty expect to be more of an event platform in the end? Or are they primarily a storefront/tools provider? What's the endgame?Ginzburg is the co-founder for Moonwalk. No code: there is code that sits behind the NFT. Moonwalk, being a no code platform, allows people who don't have developers in their back pocket to mint NFTs and play in the same arena as people who do have their own developers. Is Moonwalk going to eventually live on Blockparty?Are Ginzburg's platforms working toward democratizing crypto/NFTs for any and all?We are speaking on NFT.NYC in June!!Data to market yourself, your wallet, online habits, or curated social media look?Creators pushing for Blockparty to push further with them, innovating togetherEasy vs. creating smart contracts that work for the artists on the platformDali and Warhol experimented with digital art, NFT artists that were painters, sculptors and photographers using AR and image recognitionToken, receive it into your wallet, send it out of your wallet or stake it.look forward alpha: music NFTs will thrive with UGC (user generated content) selling viral content from fans taking and creating NFTs and sending to the viral TikTok artist.Vladislav Ginsburg on Twitter Holly Shannon's WebsiteZero To Podcast on AmazonHolly Shannon, LinkedinHolly Shannon, InstagramHolly Shannon, Clubhousehttps://youtu.be/PKCND4FqGLc#blockparty #blue-chip #authenticity #prognosticator #wallstreet #artnet #database #creatorcollector #web2.5 #web2fatigue #nocode #massadoption #digitallynative #imagerecognition #nfts #nft #nftart #cryptocurrency #blockchain #metaverse #culturefactor #web3 #smartcontracts #bitcoin #nftartist #nftcollectors #eth #ethereum #youtubers #tiktok #instagram #reels #branding #bitcoin #web3 #smartcontracts #bitcoin #nftartist #nftcollectors #community #decentralizedeconomy

Overexposed: A Pexels Podcast
Women in Creative Panel

Overexposed: A Pexels Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 58:51


While Womens' History Month was in March,  we believe that celebrating women shouldn't be restricted to just one month of the year. This podcast aims to share stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. This week, we have three incredible women from our Women in the Creative live panel. Hear from Sally Woellner, Product Design Lead at Canva, Creative Producer and Commercial Photographer, and Tomi Ogundayo, Social Media at Typeform. This was such a fantastic conversation, and we are excited to share it with you!  Through Her Lens Photo Challenge

B&H Photography Podcast
Polaroid History and Techniques for Creative Instant Film Photography

B&H Photography Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 69:29


This is a fun conversation, very informative, and gets the creative chemistries gellin'. Our guest on today's episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is Rhiannon Adam  and if there is anyone who knows more about instant film photography, I don't want to meet them.  She brings a wealth of researched knowledge about the history of the Polaroid company and also simple but effective techniques to improve your instant film photography practice, whether via FUJIFILM, Mint Camera, or Polaroid.   Our conversation generally follows the framework of Adam's 2017 book “Polaroid: The Complete Guide to Experimental Instant Photography,” which has been updated and republished in 2022 as a paperback version. The first part of the book (and our conversation) relates the story of the “Polaroid” camera and the inventions of its founder, Edwin H. Land, a.k.a. Dr. Land, which include polarizer sheeting. We learn of the race to market the various instant cameras and films until the SX-70 took the world by storm in the 1970s. We also learn of patent wars between Kodak and Polaroid, the ultimate demise of the Polaroid company and the rebirth of the brand through The Impossible Project, and eventually its return to selling camera and film products.   After a break, we talk more specifically about various instant films and cameras, both new and vintage, and we also highlight several of the many techniques detailed in Adam's book and methods to improve your instant photography. From emulsion lifting and manipulation to fingerpainting, scratching, and even microwaving instant film, we discuss creative instant film processes and some noted artists.   Guest: Rhiannon Adam Above Photograph © Enrique Freaza https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/podcasts

This Is Her Story
E95 Pastor Jessica Broich on Spiritual Discernment & Creative Ministry

This Is Her Story

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 48:42


Welcome back! I'm taking a short reprive from our neurodivergent series. I met Pastor Jessica Broich at the WHWC conference in March. We have a fun and inspiring conversation about discernment and using our imaginations to engage God. Jessica has several ways that you can connect with her ministry. You can check out her websites below.  Meet Pastor Jessica Broich here Class on encountering God through our imaginations   www.thisisherstory.life www.joanncbastien.com   

Local Legends Podcast
Creative Combo [LLP Highlights]

Local Legends Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 20:32


Interviews with two of our cities most creative people, distilled into 20 minutes of creative fuel for the rural entrepreneurs, artists, and visionaries trying to compose something of value. -- Sponsored by Glockner.com -- Every episode of the Local Legends Podcast is made possible by Glockner Enterprises. They are a huge part of the small town success stories happening here in Portsmouth, Ohio. So if you or anyone you know is ready to make a vehicle purchase, make sure they visit Glockner.com to get started. Listen to Noah Colley's "We The Water" Ep: https://open.spotify.com/album/7zkkSF1kKXmYul4Qdhhk9X?si=GMS7olxvReSpYYrNfxIOPw Read Nick Sherman's novel, "Dead End Job": https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08TCK18NW?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_calw_tkin_0&storeType=ebooks&qid=1652302459&sr=8-2-fkmr3

Artisans & Trade
A&T Talks :: Defining Your Brand As An Independent Creative

Artisans & Trade

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 39:12


A&T Talks — Practical advice and insight for your creative journey.:: BREAKDOWNIn this A&T Talks episode, California-based games researcher and artist Rosey D'Angelo joins us to talk about the process of defining your brand as an independent creative. She pulls from her work as a User Experience Researcher to help creatives understand how to best reach their ideal clients.Discover Rosey D'Angelo: roseydangeloarts.comHave a question you'd like to be discussed? Want to share your insights with new and emerging creatives? Send all inquiries to info@artisansandtradestudio.com.  :: SUPPORT USIf you're getting value from these conversations, please support the podcast with a donation at artisansandtrade.com/donate. (It helps us cover the costs of producing resourceful content for people like you.):: SO, WHAT DID YOU THINK?Be honest. Rate the podcast HERE.Remember to share an episode with a fellow creative friend. It's the best way to say "I was thinking about you!" :: FOLLOW US@artisansandtradestudio@stephenobisanya

Church Communications
Creative Adopt-A-Family Initiatives to Increase Your Member Engagement

Church Communications

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 24:59


You are likely familiar with Adopt-a-Family signups during the holidays. But what about the rest of the year? How can you help? What about an Adopt-a-Family program going into the summer or prior to the start of school? What about determining what's needed for families after a natural disaster strikes?Julie Farrell, founder of PlanHero, shares simple ways to reach out to your community year-round. Check out http://churchcommunications.com/planhero-engage to download the free guide now and visit http://churchcommunications.com/podcast to watch this episode! PlanHero™ is a suite of tools that deliver a fast and easy user experience, allowing you to organize your groups and teams all in one place. Learn more at http://planhero.com and be sure to use the promo code “churchcomm15” for a discount on the annual subscription!

S C H L Y C E
Ep# 118 - Creative Dominion - Part 4

S C H L Y C E

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 50:55


Ep# 118 - Creative Dominion - Part 4 It’s time to forget who you think you are, let go of old mindsets, and let Holy Spirit show you your resurrected self through revelations and encounters! If you’d like to dive deeper into working with Holy Spirit to reveal your true identity in Christ, schedule a free breakthrough call with us: https://schlyce.krtra.com/t/ahbfKYlU1PlF

Business Of Social
How the Knot Dominates the Wedding Market

Business Of Social

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 49:47


With over 2.6 million weddings happening in 2022, VP of Global Consumer Marketing Kiara Kempski joins us to talk how the Knot is marketing to brides, grooms and vendors. While weddings are up 26% this year, we dive into how the Knot use influencers, TikTok and storytelling social pieces to help this next wave of wedding planners. Plus, how they add value to the consumer beyond the wedding weekend through The Bump for babies and raising children.

Highlights from Moncrieff
Is TV too violent?

Highlights from Moncrieff

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 9:00


Lecturer in Creative industries and Visual culture at TU Dublin Connell Vaughan joined Stefanie to discuss if TV has become too violent and why media platforms are making an increasing amount of graphic content.   Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Soul Guided With Sookton
Creative Goddess

Soul Guided With Sookton

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 11:08


In this episode I want to share with you what it means to be a creative goddess, my experience and what my journey has been like in opening up my possibilities and creating the life I want. This podcast is to remind you that you are the creator of your own life and that you can have everything you desire, you just get to create it.

The Passion CRTV Podcast
Episode 005 - The View: Finding Your Proper Perspective as a Creative

The Passion CRTV Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 22:21


This week we're excited to share a message from Pastor Louie Giglio on making sure you find your proper perspective as a creative in God's Kingdom.—Subscribe to The Passion CRTV Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts: https://the-passion-crtv-podcast.simplecast.com/—#faith #christian #liftconference #passionconferences #passion268 #christianity #God—Subscribe to Passion Conference's channel to see more messages and videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/passionconferences—PASSION EXISTS TO SEE A GENERATION LEVERAGE THEIR LIVES FOR WHAT MATTERS MOST. To live in such a way that their journey on earth counts for what is most important in the end. For us at Passion, that's the fame of the One who rescues and restores, and the privilege we have to amplify His name in everything we do.To stay connected to Passion, follow us on Instagram @passion268: https://www.instagram.com/passion268/—Director: James VoreDP: Christopher HolmProducer: Joe GannonGaffer: Kevin CollinsKey Grip: Evan PierceArt Director: Christopher HolmProduction Assistants: Giovanna Bovero, Cassidy DanielSound Tech: Hamilton BarberEditing: Cole JennersonColorist: Christopher HolmSound Editor: James Vore

Publishing Secrets
Your Message Deserves It: Trusting God & Finding Purpose with Brenda Haire

Publishing Secrets

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 37:03


In this episode, you'll also hear:Brenda's journey from being told she was “nobody” to finding purpose and a unique message to share with the worldThe difference between procrastination and creative avoidance – and what you need to do insteadHow to take responsibility for the message God has given youTips to avoid common book cover mistakesAn upcoming workshop for setting and achieving your writing goalsBrenda's advice for writers at any stage of the processBe sure to read all the way to the end for important links and information!When it comes to becoming a successful author, talent is certainly important. But so is perseverance, hard work, and – above all else – trusting in the sovereignty of God. That might seem like a strange thing to say, but it's absolutely essential if you want to be an effective writer. Why? Because God has a plan for each of us and knows what is best for us. As writers, it's crucial that we submit our work to Him and trust that He will guide us as we write, publish, and market. We can't try to control everything ourselves; instead, we need to let go and let God take control. Of course, that doesn't mean we can't use our own talents and skills. It simply means we need to trust first and foremost that, ultimately, God's plan is what is best for us. Brenda Haire has had her own journey of learning how to trust and finding purpose for her life along the way. Now, she wants to remind you how important it is, as you put your pen to paper, that you're making a deliberate decision to trust in the sovereignty of God. That you're entrusting Him with your story – whether it's characters and plots in a fiction book or helping someone make a transformation in a nonfiction book.So let God guide your steps, and watch your story and your impact unfold in ways that you never could have imagined. Finding Purpose for an Empty VesselWhile all of us as believers want to be a part of spreading the Good News, God has called each of us to approach that in different ways. And, as Brenda learned, finding purpose for our lives can look very different from what we might imagine for ourselves.For Brenda, the call to write came even before she was ready to consider herself a writer. Still, she listened, and started researching what it would take to write and publish a book. But when she met with a Christian publisher and submitted two manuscripts, the feedback was disheartening. “We love your work,” the publisher told her. “But you're nobody. Come back to us when you're somebody.”Hurt and unsure of how to move forward from there, Brenda set her books aside for several years, until her grandmother asked her to write about her life. “That's when Save the Butter Tubs! was born,” Brenda says. “I knew that would be the title, because it's something she always did. What I didn't know is that it was the metaphor for her saving me, that I was ultimately the butter tub that she saved. I was the empty vessel that felt like I couldn't be used for this writing journey. I was the nobody. And she said, ‘No, there's a purpose for this empty vessel.” Creative Avoidance vs. ObedienceIn the first part of the book, Brenda shares her struggle with what she calls “creative avoidance.” While many confuse this concept with procrastination, Brenda explains that they're not quite the same thing. Procrastination, she says, is for something that you know has to get done. Even if you put it off until the last possible day (or even the last possible minute!), you still do it. Creative avoidance, on the other hand, is what happens when you know you're called to do something, or you know it would be a good thing for you to do, but there's no deadline – and so you keep creatively avoiding it by doing other things instead. “God doesn't put deadlines on us. God is not forceful in that way,” Brenda explains. “And then we creatively avoid it for as long as we can. And then what happens? We miss the blessings. But if we would just act so much faster, we would get to the blessing so much faster.”Brenda is right: God has things for us, but if we're not obedient, then we miss out on the potential and may even delay the process of finding purpose in our lives. Rather than force us to do things, He gives us gentle nudges and reminders – and it's up to us to obey or not. As Brenda has learned, obeying God's call instead of creatively avoiding what we know He wants us to do keeps us in a good place spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. But when we're disobedient, it creates the exact opposite result. As Brenda says, “the best self-care someone can give themselves is to be obedient. Just be obedient to His word.”Know Your WorthNow, Brenda's work extends beyond just the one book, and she says the essence of her mission has to do with worth: “I want people to know and understand their worth and act accordingly.” Her business, The Joy of Pursuit, helps people do just that by identifying and finding purpose in what they naturally do best. “We believe that there should be joy in the pursuit of the things we do,” Brenda explains. “And I believe that by knowing your grace-given gifts and understanding your worth, you can find the joy.” That's not to say obeying God is always easy, but Brenda believes that by understanding the gifts He has given us, we can grow closer to Him and His will – and He will be with us through whatever difficulties we face as a result. Brenda also believes it's important to understand your unique gifts and calling, because not everyone is called to the same pursuit. While many people are called to combine writing, publishing, speaking, and coaching, that's not necessarily for everyone – and that's okay.For some people, your current job might very well be where God has called you to serve. “I want to help you understand your purpose in that job, in that role, and use your grace-given gifts there,” Brenda says, “and not make you think that you have to become something different in order to fulfill your calling.”Often, we hold ourselves back, thinking we need to arrive at a certain place before we can use the gifts God gave us. But, as Brenda has learned, we have opportunities right here and now to use those gifts. Referring to the story of David and Goliath, Brenda reminds us that David couldn't wear the armor that was presented to him. Rather, he used what he already had: a sling and stones. “It's using what's in your hand,” Brenda explains, “beginning with where you are.” Once again, it comes down to obedience, because we might not always see the gifts God has given us or understand how He wants us to use them. But as we learn to listen for God's direction and step out in faith, He will guide us into what He has planned. Truly finding purpose in our lives, then, is all about trusting and obeying God, whether or not we understand where He is leading us.Your Are Responsible for Your MessageBrenda's journey to becoming an author and finding purpose beyond authorship has been full of ups and downs. From being told she was “nobody” to being hired as a coach for the owner of a vanity press company and then becoming president of that same company, she can now see that God's hand was at work through it all. Now, Brenda helps authors learn how to professionally self-publish their books. “I believe most people that have a book in them – have multiple books in them,” she says. “And if they learn the process, they can continue it themselves.” To that end, Brenda walks authors through the entire process of publishing and distribution, helping ensure they put out the professional-quality book their message deserves. It's a very important service, because too often truly great messages are hidden in not-so-great packaging. And, much as we'd like to believe that a reader will look past imperfections in the cover or grammar missteps in the book, in reality, the smallest mistakes can end up being deal breakers that cause an author's message to go unread.We as authors have a responsibility to address anything that prevents our message from getting out to more people. Sometimes that means getting help from someone like Brenda to polish the finished product. Other times it means getting out of our comfort zones and learning to market our books ourselves. Regardless, we are each responsible for the message we have been given. Book Covers: What Not To DoOften, even after an author has pushed through and finished the book, they get in their own way all over again by making poor choices in designing the book's cover. Speaking from experience, Brenda shares a few quick tips for a better book cover.View It Printed FirstBrenda shares that when her book was finished and she'd decided on a cover design, she ordered 750 copies, only to realize the colors she had chosen made the title difficult to read. It looked fine on her computer screen, but the final printed product was a very different story. To avoid wasting money, Brenda advises printing out your own proof copies first at your local Walgreens, Wal-Mart, or wherever you usually print photos. Then you can see what the printed cover will look like, and just how different it is from the digital version. Make Your Images UniqueA common misunderstanding Brenda has seen among authors is choosing a photograph for their book cover, purchasing the rights to use it, and thinking they will have exclusive rights to that photo. But that's not always the case – often, those rights are limited, or may have been used previously by other authors or marketers.If you use the same photo as another author – especially if that other book happens to be in the same genre or niche as yours – your book will not stand out. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid this problem when you find an image you love. Do an image search: This is quick and easy, and will show you where the image has already been used. Manipulate the image into something new: Don't just use the image as it is – combine it with other images, or find some other way to make it unique to your book cover.  Branding is important. If you're using the same image that other people are using, in the same way they're using it, people won't be able to easily distinguish you and your message from all the other authors and messages out there. The Success Process WorkshopBrenda has seen firsthand the importance of effective branding, so in addition to coaching for authors that covers the writing process all the way through publishing and distribution, she and her team also offer branding consulting to walk people through creating brand guides, business plans, and more. Because finding purpose and your God-given message is only one part of the equation: you have to take that message and communicate it in a way that makes people want to listen.Brenda is also gearing up for a Success Process workshop on June 11, 2022, which she hopes to offer again in the future. The workshop will walk people through evaluating and setting goals, and then creating deadlines and expectations to keep them on track every single day. “What I love about this process is that you wake up every single day, and know exactly what you need to do for the day,” Brenda explains. “There's no guesswork, there are no more decisions to be made. There's no more, ‘Should I write today? Should I not write today?' It's on your calendar: you have to write X amount of words today if you're going to make that goal that you set for yourself. And because that goal is set on the foundation that you have laid out, you know you're more likely to actually follow through with it. Because it means that much more to you, because it's aligned with your core components.” Brenda is excited to offer this workshop, because she's truly passionate about the subject. “I'm a natural integrator,” she says. “That's one of my grace-given gifts. And so seeing a big picture and then breaking it down into tangible, bite-sized little steps and processes is what I do. I love helping people create a process to their goal.”Nothing New Under the SunLet's be real: the author journey is challenging, and there are much easier ways to make a living. But if God has called you to write, He has called you to it for a reason. But as you work through finding purpose and putting your message out into the world, there are going to be days when you are tempted to get in your own way, either through creative avoidance or through falling into common publishing and marketing mistakes. No matter where you are in your writing and publishing journey, Brenda's advice to you is to remember that, as Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes, “There is nothing new under the sun.” With that in mind, Brenda passes on two pieces of advice given to by a friend in publishing. The first is that “It's not your book – it's God's book. He called you to write this book, so get on with it already.” The second piece of advice is to give your book a 10-year lifespan. “There's a journey,” she explains. “There's a reason why you're writing it. And so look at that long-term plan, instead of just looking at the short-term plan. Because when you look at the short-term, you may be disappointed.” Once the excitement and busyness of the book launch wears off, it's easy to fall into thinking that it's all over, and to lose direction. But having a long-term plan for 10 years down the road will keep you moving forward. BIO:Brenda is a truth-teller and an open book. She's had over 40 jobs and has been working since she was twelve. She's never been fired, and is not ashamed of her work history. Brenda always worked her way up, out, and onto the next adventure. Many see this as risky and call her fearless. She would tell you that fear was always a factor, she just chose faith instead.After being told she was a nobody by a publisher, Brenda struggled with her identity as a writer. Not one to give up, she pursued her dream and released her first book Save the Butter Tubs!: Discover Your Worth in a Disposable World. She believes knowing your worth changes everything. Brenda was hired by her publishing agency immediately after her book was released, and she went on to become the president of the company. An entrepreneur at heart, once again she left on top, and now uses her experience to serve individuals and small businesses around the world.As a purpose, process, and publishing consultant, she helps individuals and small businesses identify their purpose, simplify their process, and publish their messages. Her passion is awakening the grace-given gifts in others and simplifying systems to amplify JOY in your business and life pursuits.Her core philosophy on work and life is: “Knowing your worth changes everything.”Brenda and her hubs (as she lovingly refers to him on social media), Darren, are both military veterans. They enjoy hiking and chasing waterfalls across the United States and live in Texas with their beautifully blended family and their loyal Jack Russell, Maggie. GET CONNECTED: Website: BrendaHaire.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrendaAHaire/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrendaHaireFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrendaAHaire

The Natalie Parker Studio Podcast
Ep 28: The Passionate Artist: Season 2/6 of The Creative Path

The Natalie Parker Studio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 17:30


In today's episode we continue with our 6 part series where I'll be taking you through the 6 seasons of the creative path. Today we're discussing The Passionate Artist!In this season as a Passionate Artist you are all in! You're like a sponge absorbing as much as you can about all the colours, techniques, Artists, and painting styles. You're consuming a lot and producing a lot of different work. Your friends and family may have caught wind of your new found passion and may be cheering you on or dismissing this as just another 'hobby.' This can derail you if you let it, so be careful who you share your dream with, especially when this is new.BY THE END OF THIS 6 PART SERIES, YOU'LL::Discover the 6 seasons of a creative path and which season you are inIdentify where you are on your creative journeyLearn how to move through the creative seasons with easeGain clarity and direction to take the next steps forward on your creative journeyIf this episode inspires you, leave a review and share your biggest takeaway with me. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow me on Instagram  @natalieparkerstudio to see behind the scenes of how I run my art business so that you can be inspired to pursue your creative dream too.Links mentioned in today's episode:THE ARTISTS CREATIVE GUIDE - FREE 20 PAGE GUIDESPARK YOUR CREATIVITY CHALLENGE - FREE REGISTRATION: STARTS 19TH MAYTHE CONFIDENT BRUSHART BIZ A-Z WAITLIST Book recommendations mentioned in today's episode:Steal Like An Artist by Austin KleonBig Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert LEARN MORE FROM NATALIE PARKER:ART COURSES | ARTWORK | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK

Intentional Performers with Brian Levenson
Julien Smith on Building Breather and Practice

Intentional Performers with Brian Levenson

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 64:32


Julien Smith is the Co-Founder and CEO at Practice. Previously, he was also the Co-Founder of a company called Breather. Additionally, he was a New York Times Bestselling Author of 3 books. He is somebody who's been a speaker and a writer. Creative would be the word I use to best sum up Julien.   Julien had a number of amazing insights during our conversation. Some of them include: “One of the ways to have the biggest impact on the world is to work with a team of people that will care about a common purpose” (7:15). “How much of a mercenary are you vs a missionary?” (8:15). “I was a hard employee… I wanted a level of autonomy that I never earned” (11:35). “I felt that I had a value in myself that I saw that was very difficult for me to show other people. I had to step completely out of the system” (13:00). “People make everything happen. When it's not people, it's culture” (23:00). “I'm more deliberate about people now than I ever was” (23:15). “To be deliberate with the people that you work with has got to be the most valuable thing that you can possibly do at a startup, especially at the early stage” (24:15). “The number one thing that I care about today is making sure the team is amazing and making sure the team is all aligned together” (26:00). “I've been working to empower solo people for as long as I can think” (30:15). “The challenge is to scale beyond your own thing” (41:15). “There's hundreds of coaches out there, but no one knows how to find them other than by referral” (43:10). “I like the intimacy of the relationship in coaching” (44:00). “CEOs have almost no opportunity to be their honest self, they're always on. To be able to give them an opportunity to not be on… and to allow them to authentically be themselves is incredibly rewarding” (44:30). “Coaching lets me step out of my own company, which is really rewarding” (44:50). “No matter who you are or how you get it, you do need a connection to something greater than yourself” (50:45). “As much as possible, I try to connect to things that are bigger than myself to remember that there's a lot of stuff out there in the world” (51:10). “I feel that you've got to know what you're getting into” (54:25). “To me, what venture really means is access to money and access to a really strong density of talent” (55:20). “Venture brings together incredibly smart and talented people” (55:50). “My identity was absolutely attached to being the CEO and Co-Founder of Breather, and to a degree it's attached to Practice, but less so than the people who have done nothing before that at all” (58:00). “Let's build a business that will support the next 1,000, 10,000, or 100,000 people like this” (59:15). “I really believe that in 5-10 years we can be one of the most successful companies in the world. To do that right, from the very beginning, you have to have that intent” (1:00:45). “One of the things that you've got to do when you get into venture-backed businesses, you have to know that you can build something for a customer that you love, and you have to know that you can do it for 10 years” (1:01:15).   Additionally, make sure to check out Julien on Twitter. You can also purchase any of Julien's books (The Flinch, Trust Agents, the Impact Equation; Companies: Practice, Breather) anywhere where you normally buy books! If you want to learn more about Practice, feel free to give the website a look. I would also encourage you to check out the website for Peter Shallard, known as the Shrink for Entrepreneurs. Thank you so much to Julien for coming on the podcast! I wrote a book called “Shift Your Mind” that was released in October of 2020, and you can order it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Additionally, I have launched a company called Strong Skills, and I encourage you to check out our new website https://www.strongskills.co/. If you liked this episode and/or any others, please follow me on Twitter: @brianlevenson or Instagram: @Intentional_Performers. Thanks for listening.

Gesso Girls
If You Ever Feel Lost on Your Creative Journey, Listen to This...

Gesso Girls

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 27:41


Today is a solo episode with Julia where she discusses feeling lost on her creative journey, and finding her way back to her path.  Follow Gesso Girls on instagram at @gessogirls    

Many Minds
The quest for human uniqueness

Many Minds

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 13:35


Welcome back friends! Today's episode is an audio essay. Those who've listened to the show for a while now know that this is a classic Many Minds genre. But we actually haven't done one in quite awhile. This one takes on a topic that is big, consequential, and above all quite fun: our species' long-running obsession with our own uniqueness. I won't say too much more—don't want to spoil anything—but, like a lot of our essays, this one's a mix of history of ideas and contemporary science, leavened—naturally—with a bit of speculation. Oh, and some neologizing. There's a good neologism in here, or at least, a neologism. One news item before we get to the essay: we're stoked to announce the new Many Minds newsletter! The first edition is already out in the world—we'll put a link to that and to the sign-up form in the show notes. For now the plan is that each installment will include brief descriptions of the latest episodes, as well as a curated little link pack—links to 5-10 of the most interesting things we've come across recently. Installments will be monthly so shouldn't burden your inbox too much either. Again, look for the sign-up info in the show notes. Alright folks, now on to our essay on the quest for human uniqueness!   A text version of this episode is also available on Medium.   Notes 2:00 – The “great hippocampus” debate has been discussed by the neuroscientist Charles Gross here and here. 4:00 – For discussion of the “man alone among animals” trope, see here and here. 5:00 – For the idea that only humans cry emotional tears, see here. 5:20 – The suggestion of the term human cognitive “autapomorphies” is from Thomas Suddendorf. 6:00 – On the idea that, relative to other primates, we have strange sleeping habits, see here. 6:30 – The website in question is called the Matrix of Contemporary Anthropogeny and is put out by CARTA, a transdisciplinary center at UCSD. 7:15 – On Von Economo neurons, see here. 8:00 – On “categorical perception” in chinchillas, see here. 9:00 – For the famous Jane Goodall & Louis Leakey exchange, see here. 9:30 – The paper by Laland and Seed, ‘Understanding Human Cognitive Uniqueness', is available here. 11:00 – On our motivation to police our own uniqueness, see here. 12:00 – On the scarcity of ion channels in human neurons, see here. On our attunement to abstract geometry, see here.   Many Minds is a project of the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI) (https://disi.org), which is made possible by a generous grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation to UCLA. It is hosted and produced by Kensy Cooperrider, with help from assistant producer Cecilia Padilla. Creative support is provided by DISI Directors Erica Cartmill and Jacob Foster. Our artwork is by Ben Oldroyd (https://www.mayhilldesigns.co.uk/). Our transcripts are created by Sarah Dopierala (https://sarahdopierala.wordpress.com/). You can subscribe to Many Minds on Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Google Play, or wherever you like to listen to podcasts. **You can now subscribe to the Many Minds newsletter here!** We welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions. Feel free to email us at: manymindspodcast@gmail.com. For updates about the show, visit our website (https://disi.org/manyminds/), or follow us on Twitter: @ManyMindsPod.

Creative Chats podcast
137. Neuroscience, Creativity & Mental Health with Dr. Eugene Choi - Part 2

Creative Chats podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 37:26


Dr. Eugene left behind a successful career in healthcare to dedicate his life to show heart-driven entrepreneurs how to fully unlock their own potential using neuroscience and technology. He firmly believes that every individual has a special contribution that only they can make and his mission is to show them the science on how to unleash their unique gifts and talents to the world. His articles have generated over 9 million views online and he has helped thousands of talented heart-driven leaders operate at their highest levels of performance, intelligence, and communication. We talk about The mental skill we can develop to continue tapping into our creativity at will.  This episode is part two of two. http://www.destinyhacks.co/   Creative Mental Health Mondays: www.CreativesMentalHealth.com   Join Our Daily Creative Habit Facebook Group: www.DailyCreativeHabit.com

Creative Pep Talk
365 - Which of The 6 Creative Types Are You?

Creative Pep Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 66:22


Listen and Subscribe on Apple, Spotify and more: https://link.chtbl.com/creativepeptalkSupport the show at patreon.com/creativepeptalk!Transcripts available at creativepeptalk.com/episodes! 

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!
Are You Enough? Roxanne Parks, Part 2 (Best of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast)

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 18:55


Do you find yourself feeling guilty or thinking you're simply not “enough” to do and be all that God has called you to? Homeschooling, marriage, parenting...all of life's demands can leave us feeling like we are simply not enough. Join Yvette Hampton and veteran homeschool mom, Roxanne Parks,  author of Are You Enough? Encouragement for the Overwhelmed and Exhausted Homeschool Mom, for an uplifting discussion as Roxanne shares heartfelt wisdom and encouragement for the weary mom. Come back tomorrow for a very special episode; Aby Rinella's first appearance on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast! Partner with us! Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Please consider donating to support Schoolhouse Rocked. Watch this full interview on the Schoolhouse Rocked YouTube Channel. Roxanne Parks is the author of  Are You Enough? Encouragement for the Overwhelmed and Exhausted Homeschool Mom as well as a speaker and founder of Winter Summit Ministries, Inc. She also holds an Advanced Certificate in Christian Life Coaching from American Association of Christian Counselors. You can find out more about Roxanne at www.RoxanneParks.com.   RECOMMENDED RESOURCES: Want even more homeschooling encouragement? Listen to the NEW Homeschool Insights Podcast! WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is now available on DVD and HD streaming.  Buy the film today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op. Watch the Official Trailer for Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution Schoolhouse Rocked is excellent and a wonderful testimony to the growing popularity of home schooling and the superior education that it provides young people.” - Dr. James Dobson “This is not an exaggeration to say, this is the movement that is needed to save this country. Incredibly, incredibly well done.” – Rick Green, Patriot Academy "This is one of the most empowering tools I've seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing!" – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. This 60+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.   Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products. Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.   BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.   Bible Quest - Bible Quest provides a plan and resources to help parents and mentors teach Biblical literacy using the classical model of learning. The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style™ writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing. Podcast Topics: Roxanne Parks, Rest, Trust, Good Enough, Provision, God, Strength, Courage, Trust, You Can Do It!, Discipleship, Parenting, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary, Homeschool Podcast, Christian, Parenting Podcast

The Zibra Blog’s BEFORE AND AFTER Furniture Refinishing Podcast
How to Achieve Award Winning Dramatic Makeovers!

The Zibra Blog’s BEFORE AND AFTER Furniture Refinishing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 41:23


We invite you to contribute to our podcast (click below):Refinishing TipAccolades to Another RefinisherBeginner's Bucket QuestionIf This Piece Could Talk---------------------------------------------Jess Randall with Refreshed by Jess chats on how to create award winning dramatic makeovers, plus she shares about here winning piece in the Golden Brush Awards.---------------------------------------------Introduction to Jess:   • Where she lives, her studio and business   • Chats about prices in her area   • First Zibra Flip WinnerWinner of the Dramatic Makeover category in Zibra's International Golden Brush Awards:   • Tells where she found her piece   • Describes her piece   • Shares how she goes through her design process   • Discuses the paint colors she choseJess shares how to create dramatic makeovers:   • Choosing those pieces that need a makeover   • Don't compare your work to others   • Drama is in the eye of the artist   • Envisioning drama into your piece   • Ask for feedback from friends   • Where inspiration comes from---------------------------------------------Refinishing Tip: "Work with what you have"  Connie with Faff DesignsZibra Flip Update: It's underway! Jen Talley with Perfectly Imperfect FurnitureWorking on their Ugly Ducklings:     • Kate with Kate's Reclaimed   • Tiff with Ugly Ducklings Recycled   • Erin with Crafts with Erin   • Nicole with Restorations Design Co.Accolades: Anja with Annoush Designs gives accolades to Christian with A Most Simple Home

I Am Home podcast
Creative Spotlight "Spotlight" - Chance Huff

I Am Home podcast

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