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A Republican congressman is speaking out about how the Chinese Communist Party is influencing U.S. classrooms."Well, they come in, and they sort of soft-pedal their propaganda, but yet, they also whitewash history by eliminating Taiwan," says Rep. Aaron Bean, R-Fla., chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee's early childhood, elementary, and secondary education subcommittee.“You can't talk about Taiwan. You can't talk about Tiananmen Square. You can't talk about the Uyghurs. You can't talk about Tibet, the Dalai Lama—all these things that they are influencing and really trying to grasp the young minds of young students to say how great China is,” adds Bean, who was elected to Congress last November. Bean joins today's episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss a hearing his subcommittee held Tuesday, “Academic Freedom Under Attack: Loosening the CCP's Grip on America's Classrooms”; the Confucius Classrooms located throughout the U.S.; and what's at stake if the U.S. isn't able to counter the communist regime's influence in American classrooms. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to another episode of the Hormone Prescription Podcast, hosted by Dr. Kyrin Dunston, and joined by our special guest, Dr. Jessica Hehmeyer. Dr. Hehmeyer is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Women's Health Expert who is here to provide us with her valuable insights and expertise on debunking weight loss myths and creating a healthier relationship with our bodies. Key Takeaways: - Debunking weight loss myths - The importance of creating Your Middle Ground - The "gap of disappointment" and how to overcome it - Strategies for decluttering negative thoughts and keeping your goals in focus Episode Highlights: 1. The Pitfalls of an "All or Nothing" Approach Dr. Hehmeyer dives into the issues surrounding the "all or nothing" mindset that many women adopt during their weight loss journey. She emphasizes that true success lies in finding Your Middle Ground, a more sustainable and balanced approach to weight loss. 2. Empowering Women to Take Control of Their Weight Loss Dr. Hehmeyer shares her experience and knowledge in empowering women to create a personalized weight loss plan that suits their unique needs and goals, leading to long-lasting results and a healthier lifestyle. 3. Overcoming the "Gap of Disappointment" Dr. Hehmeyer reveals her insights into the "gap of disappointment" that many women experience when they aren't seeing immediate weight loss results. She provides strategies and advice on how to stay motivated, keep moving forward, and remain consistent in reaching your goals. 4. Decluttering Negative Thoughts and Staying Focused on Your Goals Dr. Hehmeyer highlights the importance of decluttering negative thoughts and understanding the impact they can have on your weight loss journey. She shares tips on how to keep your goals in focus and maintain a positive mindset throughout your journey. Join us on this episode of the Hormone Prescription Podcast, as we explore the world of weight loss mastery with Dr. Jessica Hehmeyer, and learn how to ditch the "all or nothing" mindset in favor of a more sustainable, balanced, and intuitive approach to achieving your health goals. Tune in now and be prepared to be inspired and empowered on your journey to better health! Speaker 1 (00:00): The first step to getting somewhere is to decide you're not going to stay where you are. JP Morgan. And there is a force in the universe, which if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results. Mahatma Gandhi. Speaker 2 (00:14): So the big question is, how do women over 40 like us keep weight off, have great energy, balance our hormones and our moods, feel sexy and confident, and master midlife? If you're like most of us, you are not getting the answers you need and remain confused and pretty hopeless to ever feel like yourself Again. As an OB G Y N, I had to discover for myself the truth about what creates a rock solid metabolism, lasting weight loss, and supercharged energy after 40, in order to lose a hundred pounds and fix my fatigue, now I'm on a mission. This podcast is designed to share the natural tools you need for impactful results and to give you clarity on the answers to your midlife metabolism challenges. Join me for tangible, natural strategies to crush the hormone imbalances you are facing and help you get unstuck from the sidelines of life. My name is Dr. Kyrin Dunston. Welcome to the Hormone Prescription Podcast. Speaker 1 (01:08): Hi everybody. Welcome back to another episode of the Hormone Prescription. Thank you so much for joining me today as we dive into the deeper meaning of weight loss and creating health for women at midlife with Dr. Jessie Hehmeyer. The two quotes that I shared initially with you are two quotes she shared with me before we started the interview that I absolutely love that we're gonna dive into in the interview from JP Morgan and Mahatma Gandhi. Two very different people, but with somewhat similar philosophies on life. If you are going to lose weight or heal from a disease or get rid of the symptom first you have to decide that you're not gonna stay where you are. And that might mean that you're going to decide, decide comes from the Latin de cre to cut away from, which means to make a decision to cut away from all other possibilities. Speaker 1 (02:05): So you're going to decide that, that you're not gonna stay where you are. And there is this force in the universe that if you allow it will flow through you and produce miraculous results. So I'm so glad you're here because both she and I have experienced this and work with these concepts with our clients. Whether it's losing weight or healing from chronic fatigue of fibromyalgia or the myriad problems that women at midlife can face with their health, with hormonal poverty. We both embody and embrace these philosophies. She has another beautiful quote from Martha Graham that I can't wait to share with you. We talk about it in depth here and we talk about some physiological changes that you're gonna need to make if you're gonna lose weight and get optimally healthy at midlife as midlife as well. So I'll tell you a little bit about Dr. Speaker 1 (02:55): Jessie and then we'll get started. She has a very varied background. She has a master of science in human nutrition and functional medicine. She's a doctor of chiropractic medicine. She's an I F M Certified Practitioner Alliance, a licensed dietician, a certified nutrition specialist. So she has all kinds of experience and basically she has a great foundation and so depth and breadth of knowledge in how to help women lose weight and create optimal health, particularly at midwife. She shares her story with us in the interview and she's a true doctor, which comes from the Latin or dore meaning to teach, show, or point out, and understands that healing occurs when individuals understand the what, why, and how behind their health and treatment. Please help me welcome Dr. Jessie Hehmeyer to the show. Thank Speaker 3 (03:53): You so much, Kyrin. It is a pleasure to be here with you and your audience. Speaker 1 (03:58): So much to talk about. So let's dive right into it. And I always like to start to give everyone a frame of reference to help them understand why they are so passionate about helping people with weight, about helping people become empowered when it comes to their health and their lives. And how did your path lead from, 'cause you've got chiropractic and fitness and nutrition and all kinds of stops on your journey of expertise. So how did it lead you to what you do now? Well, Speaker 3 (04:30): It led me there very personally as, as I'm sure it does for most people. And what I mean by that, Kyrin is for me, I really struggled with my weight for over a decade and not my weight in a sense that it was a health concern, right? I wavered, I was probably 15, 20 pounds that I would gain and lose over the course of over and over again over the course of multiple years. And for me, over that time period, I really got what a cost the struggle was for me, right? I got that it was interfering with me being fully present in life. It was interfering with me, fully contributing to life. And that just wasn't okay with me. So when I got clear that I was done struggling in this area of my life, it became about something else. It became not about the scale triumphing in this area of my life, it became around about being present and fully contributing. Speaker 3 (05:30): And so with that as my north star and really getting, just having this area of my life handled, I began to approach it from a place of questions rather than drill sergeant discipline, which never seemed to turn out well, right? And never seemed to turn out well when I took out the, the stick and started beating myself up and, and telling myself I I had to give up X, Y, Z and did so for a period of time and then in, in, in invariably at a certain point just broke my resolution broke and would end up right back where I was. And so I really saw that approach wasn't broke, was broken. And so I got curious about what a new approach might approach might look like that would lead me to a future where simply put this area of my life was handled right. It just wasn't a struggle. I felt great in my body. I felt good about how I looked and really fundamentally all those things about being a, an access to being fully present and contributing. Speaker 1 (06:30): Yeah, I love that. It's, boy did I beat myself up also about the wave. So when that internal inner critic would be like, you're bad if you eat this and you're bad if you don't, I'd say, oh, I'm not going to eat X, Y, or Z and then by four o'clock I'm eating it. And then, oh, you're bad. And all this shame. And it wasn't until I said, okay, I'm just gonna try and get healthy. Forget losing weight and then use the the same functional principles that you use as well as really the a spiritual approach. What is the weight about that I finally lost it to? And so here you are and you are helping people become empowered with their health and empowered in their life. And you shared some amazing quotes that I absolutely love before we started the episode that I think really get to the, a concept that I think everybody must embrace if they're going to experience the healing, health and vitality that is available to them, that is their birthright, that is possible so that they can live fully and give their gifts. And so I'm wondering if you can share that quote from Martha Graham and then we can talk about what that means. Speaker 3 (07:50): Absolutely. It would be my pleasure. So the quote by Martha Graham, there is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And there is only one of you in all time. This expression is unique and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world would not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others. Speaker 1 (09:00): I had Joe bumps the whole time you were reading that. So can you talk a little bit about what this means when it comes to weight loss, when it comes to health, when it comes to living your life? Speaker 3 (09:12): To me it really, that quote really captures what a precious gift this life is. This life, our bodies, this opportunity to be here. It, it's nothing short of magic. And when we're really present to the gift that it is to be alive, we start to be in a different relationship. What it means to do our best to preserve that gift, right? When we're present to the wonder, the awe and the magic of this life, we're more likely to operate in our actions in a way that honors this life. And that's a journey. It's not an overnight A to Z event. It is a looking at, okay, how might I honor this gift called life based on where I am right now? And and I'm sure you'd say the same thing, ki right, the actions that I took when I started my own personal journey, born of self-love, are different than the actions that I take now simply born out of evolution. Right? That's totally natural. That's totally okay. And and I really see moving forward is the encouraged next step rather than approaching this as if it's either perfection or bus. Speaker 1 (10:32): Yeah, I, I think it's such a beautiful statement about who we are and what we are on this planet to do. I do believe we each have a unique calling and soul blueprint and gifts that we're meant to deliver. And if we don't deliver them, they'll never be delivered by someone else because only we can deliver them. And I, I tell the women who I work with in my programs that I'm sneaky. I, I wanna get you healthy 'cause I know you're suffering and I wanna stop, help you to stop suffering. And I know that you're sitting on gifts. You're sitting on assets, right? You're sitting on your at assets that the world needs. And I think it's the Dalai Lama who's quoted as saying the Western woman will save the world. And I believe it's the western middle aged and menopausal woman because we've got experience and we have a balanced viewpoint and we have fairness and justice and equanimity and we have experience in our chosen professions that we've been working in for decades. And then we have solutions to a lot of the problems that we're struggling with right now that come from a divine feminine perspective, not a pick tree iCal perspective that probably could help us. And I really enjoy helping women, I only work with women, I know you work with men too, really see that you getting yourself healthy is about more than just for you for your selfish needs. It's about you getting yourself healthy for humanity. Mm-Hmm. . And so you can deliver your gifts. Speaker 3 (12:11): Yeah. This is, yeah. So well said. Right? This is the opportunity right now. This is the opportunity to deliver your gifts. And Speaker 1 (12:21): I love the part where she talks about it's not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. Because so many women, when they do get healthy, then they're looking around, oh, what do I wanna do as my creative project? What do I want my legacy to be? And then they look, well, that's been done. That book's been written, that business has been made that no, it hasn't been done by you. Mm-Hmm , Speaker 3 (12:47): There is only one unique you and there's, the way you do it is going to be different the way than the way anyone else does it. Absolutely. And there's an abundance of people hungry for contribution. Speaker 1 (13:00): It's true. And the people who are gonna resonate with your frequency, 'cause you have a unique energetic frequency, are going to be drawn to you and they're only gonna hear certain things from you. They're not gonna hear it from Sally or Tom or Peter. Right. They're only gonna hear it from you. So I'm wondering if you can talk about this in the context of finding what you call your middle ground and ditching the all or nothing approach when it comes to health and healing and weight loss. What does that mean? Speaker 3 (13:33): Yeah. So the broken all or nothing approach, this is the inherited approach around our health and food in our bodies that's most prevalent when it comes to weight. And you know how this is lived is whole 30 followed by deep dish pizza and a bottle of wine on day 31, right? Like that would be a, a pretty clear example of the all or nothing approach in really, if we think about those two extreme actions, we're looking at deprivation or overindulgence. And for most people, those are the two options they're familiar with in this area of life. It's all in or all out. And a few problems with that is fundamentally speaking, they don't work. And by work I mean they don't allow people the opportunity to produce and sustain the health outcomes that matter most to 'em. So if you can't sustain the outcomes, to me, it's not a solution. Speaker 3 (14:32): Right? Secondly, they're born of self aggression, right? And self aggression really is not a solution for just about anything as far as I've ever found out for myself. So the broke and all or nothing approach is born of self aggression. And when I work with people, it's really stepping into a journey, a guided journey of authoring your middle ground. And your middle ground is finding that way of caring for your body and your life that allows you to integrate all of who you are and fully experience the joy of life, experience, the joy of being with others and celebrating with others while also moving towards the future you intend for your health and your life. And that journey is born of self-love. So it's just a real different way of operating. And it's not one that comes naturally for most people, right? Especially the people who I work with who've struggled in this area of their life for years or decades. It really takes some work not just to understand, okay, these are the actions, right? But stepping into a no way new way of relating with oneself and the actions that are working and the actions that aren't working from a place of kindness. Speaker 1 (15:49): So what does that look like? Can you give an example maybe from a client you've worked with or clients, because I think we talk about this concept of self love and stop beating yourself up and you're so hard on yourself. I'm a former hard on yourself member, right? And I didn't really understand what people were saying. You're so hard on yourself. What do you, what does that mean? Oh, you just have to love yourself. Well what does that look like? How do you do that ? So can you talk a little bit more in detail about the nuts and bolts of that journey? Speaker 3 (16:22): Yeah, no, that's funny that you were a member of the so hard on yourself plan, because I think I saw you at one of the so hard on yourself meetings, Speaker 1 (16:28): , you look familiar, Speaker 3 (16:31): But yeah. Yeah. So to me, where it all, where the journey, the new journey begins is getting very clear on your intention for your health and your life. And in a practical experiential sense, when I work with people and I invite your listeners to engage in this exercise, maybe write it down and, and do it later. But the first step is doing a little time traveling to a five-year future and actually writing the story of your health, your life, you as you intend and desire it occur, right? So telling the story in first person present tense, right? So I'm 46, I'd say I'm 51. And whatever's there for me about this five year future, I intend my body's healthy, strong, resilient in also tapping into what it is to live in your body at that moment, right? I walk across a, I walk through life confident and connected to others and the divine, however, you as an individual would say your experience would be in this five year future. Speaker 3 (17:45): So really painting this picture of your intended five-year future. So that's the first step is getting clear on your intended future. Now, there is another side of this coin and that's getting clear on what the likely, or perhaps we might say possible downward spiral five-year future would look like with no action, no change. What does it look like to be you in five years and how your body is, some people might have an idea about their health risks, like actually numbers around diabetes or heart disease or whatever the case might be, as well as your experience, right? The experience of defeat or betrayal or shame or whatever's there for people. And it's useful because they're both possible futures, right? And, and for most of us, we make change out of the carrot dangling as well as the stick on the back and not the stick on the back. Like we wanna beat ourselves up or, or scare ourselves. But it's really useful to look at what could the five-year future be like if I don't do anything and Yeah. Right. Speaker 1 (18:56): And then sobering, very sobering. Speaker 3 (18:58): Yes. Yes. And for some people quite literally, right? And from that I engage in an exercise with people that I call creating your vision of vitality that is really fundamentally based off of your intended future. It's really a condensed version, capturing your intention for your health and your life. And with that intention present, we start to navigate what it is to live with that as your north star. And that includes along the way capturing numbers, so actual lab work so that we can understand where you are relative to the desired future, what's the gap here? And also start to inform you what effective actions, what are the new actions that you'll need to bring into your life and begin practicing over and over again over time to live into that five-year future we want for you. And along that journey, when I'm working with people, I give them homework assignments. I call them fulfillment exercises. 'cause Some people get, get afraid when, you know, get scared when they hear the word homework. But they might be something more spiritual in nature. They might be something more informational in nature. Like what does insulin do? Scientific based exercise. But whatever it is, I choose for the person in front of me because I believe it's going to be an important puzzle piece in their journey ahead. Yeah. Speaker 1 (20:31): And then when you have that vision and that intention of who you're becoming on that heroine's journey, then every choice that you make in the present day is informed by that. And then you say, the woman who I'm becoming, she doesn't freak out 'cause it's four o'clock and she's hungry and she's not planning to eat dinner till seven. She drinks a glass of water or a glass of tea and keeps Yes. Keeps moving. Yeah. Speaker 3 (21:00): Absolutely. No, that's a great example, Karen. Absolutely. Yeah. Or the woman I'm becoming, if she suddenly in a moment of not being present comes to it and has, oh my gosh, I've just had two or three pieces of two or three cookies, she doesn't finish off the row. Right? Right. Speaker 1 (21:19): , she actually Speaker 3 (21:20): Puts it away and then grabs a, a glass of water and has a conversation with herself. Whatever's the useful conversation of that moment, both acknowledging, okay, maybe what led to that, oh, I, I didn't eat lunch, I was starving, right? And, or I was go at work, whatever it was, so that she can self-correct in the future, right? She can set herself up to live more aligned in the future. Mm-Hmm. Speaker 1 (21:47): So I want everybody listening to notice that we've been talking for about 20 minutes, we haven't talked about what diet you need to follow to lose weight. We haven't talked about what tests you need to get out of hormonal poverty. We haven't talked about anything other than the philosophy, the spirituality, the emotionality, the thought patterns, the belief patterns, the intentions, the energy around creating health. And so I hope that you've noticed that now some of you're Jones and for the diet tip of the day. 'cause You're like, I'm gonna go on, I'm gonna hear what's the one thing, what's the one thing everybody's looking on, Dr. Google, what's the one pill I need to take? The one supplement, the one diet? It doesn't exist, it just doesn't exist. Health is a state of wholeness. It's mental wholeness, emotional wholeness, spiritual wholeness, physical wholeness. So the only way to create that is by unpacking each of these areas and examining everything under the hood and then rearranging it and supplementing it and repacking it so that it can get you to that vision and intention. So I just wanted to point that out. Speaker 3 (23:02): Well said. Very well said. Yes. And, and the thing is, is for the people jonesing for the quick fix diet, right? Just notice what the diet industry is. I mean it's nothing if it's not quick fix, do this solutions. And yet it's, it's a multi-billion dollar industry that doesn't seem to be able to produce the outcomes and promises, Speaker 1 (23:27): Right? I think most diet programs have a 6% success rate at two years. And so this multi-billion dollar diet industry just works on profit off of churn. You lose the weight, you gain the weight, you lose the weight, you gain the weight, and you never truly become healthy and have vitality. And so the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. That didn't stop me when I weighed 243 pounds. I tried all the programs , right? You know, the Fen and the Jenny Craigs and the Nutrisystems and working out like crazy and fasting and all that stuff. I know you gotta do the things you gotta do until you finally come to this place of powerlessness and you go, I don't know the answer. And I think this place of surrender is when you can finally be handed a solution that works, that isn't a self aggressive solution and beat you into submission, but it's a self-loving solution. Speaker 1 (24:24): And you can really start to look at, well what has the weight meant in my life? Like I know for me that was a huge thing and it was protection. And I find that's true for a lot of women. I know in the ACE study that they did a Kaiser Permanente, I think there was an offshoot of it, another doctor looked at all the data and found that like 80% of the women who had overweight or obesity had been sexually abused as children. And that ended up was a part of my story, but I didn't know that. So then I could start loving myself and saying, oh, well if the, my need for protection is getting served by this layer of fat that I have around me, how can I serve that need for protection in another way so I can thank the fat doing its job and then let it go. So I love how you talk about journaling and writing your future at its best, your future at its worst. And I love to have people journal and dialogue with their fat or their body part. Like I, I've worked with a lot of women that have frozen shoulder and I like to have them dialogue with the frozen shoulder. What's going on? What did you come here to tell me? Said, Speaker 3 (25:31): And one of the things I love about what you just shared, Karen, is that you really got that, the holding on of the weight, it really came from such a good place, right? Yeah. It really came from such a good place and you were able to self dialogue and see that good place, acknowledge that good place it was coming from, and also get that there was a way to fulfill that very natural human need to feel safe and one that was born quite young, right? And do it in a way that still allows you physically, emotionally to thrive. Speaker 1 (26:12): Yeah. So I think I, I love that we're having this conversation because I love that everybody listening is hearing that health is about so much more than what supplements to take, what tests to do, what diet to follow. It is about you and who you are and your story and where it's been and where you're going and how you feel or how you don't feel. So I love that. And I love this other quote that you shared. I'm wondering if we could talk about that. I love a good quote, but from Mahatma Gandhi, there is a force in the universe which if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results. Talk a little bit about that . Well, Speaker 3 (26:53): For me, Kieran, when I, at about 26 years old or so throughout my hands and surrender and really devoted myself to figuring out this area of my life, I did so inside of a request. I asked what I would call the divine to collaborate to help me. And I made a promise that if the divine would help me, I would use my learnings to, to guide and help others. So to me, that lived experience is beautifully expressed in Gandhi's quote. And I, I'm sure, I'm sure you've had similar experiences that's throwing up your hands and surrender the surrendering to the divine doesn't mean you don't do anything. It actually opens up the energy for the right people to come into your life to teach you something, the right book to come into your life to teach you something, the right overheard conversation walking down the street to just all the things that you could never plan no matter how hard you try to show up inside of your commitment. Yes. Speaker 1 (27:56): Yeah. I had that moment after I, it was actually one of my patients who I had done the prescription, what I call the prescription tango with her, gave her sleeping pill, antidepressant, birth control pill, all the things, at midlife because she felt terrible. And she came back and she's like, yeah, it's not really helping me, but you know, as a board certified OB, G Y n I didn't really have much else to offer her except pills and surgery. And then she came back a year later and she was like a brand new woman and she said she had gone to this other doctor who had done all these tests. I never offered her to these treatments. And I'm thinking, how is there something I don't know about? I've been told by the certifying board of American Specialties that I know more about women's health than anybody else. Speaker 1 (28:40): Anyway, she had brought me one of Suzanne Summer's books and I wasn't gonna read it. I took it home and I was like, I'm not gonna read this book by Chrissy on three's company. But it sat there in my nightstand for a long time. And then one Saturday my kids were, came in and said, we're going to the movies. Like they didn't even bother asking me if I wanted to go anymore because they knew mom when she wasn't working, she was gonna be parked in her pajamas in bed 'cause she was sleeping and tired all the time. 'cause I had chronic fatigue and, and I read that book at first I was very reticent and prejudiced and then I started reading it like it was the Da Vinci Code, like the best mystery novel I ever read. And I finished it that day. I think the sun had just gone down. Speaker 1 (29:24): And I had one of those moments, I said, God, whatever you believe in the divine God, Buddha, Jesus, whatever. And I said, I'm going to use this and if it works, I'm gonna spend the rest of my life teaching other women about this. And then that prayer, that's a simple prayer, right? It calls in resources and possibilities that were previously closed to you now start opening up chance meetings, coincidences, so-called coincidences. And sometimes you have to come to that point of surrender and that force in the universe if you allow it and you don't keep going back to do the same you've been doing. Speaker 3 (30:06): Right. And it takes courage and it does. It takes a li it takes courage. It takes, sometimes it takes just getting sick of ourselves and even getting sick of ourselves. It still takes courage to, to surrender. Speaker 1 (30:19): It does. And I love it fits great with this other quote you have from , getting somewhere to decide you're not going to stay where you are. And so I'm not doing this anymore. And to whatever higher power you believe in, just say, I'm not doing this anymore. You need to show me the way. And I, I literally will say that out loud to whatever angels who work with me in the light, whoever's listening, I'm not doing it this anymore. So you show me. Yeah. And then stuff starts happening. Speaker 3 (30:49): It's true. It's things we cannot explain. It's very true. Speaker 1 (30:53): So let's give, I think we've talked a lot about the kind of nebulous, esoteric stuff that everyone avoids and doesn't want to talk about with health. So I think we need to be talking about it. But is there anything you'd like to share just from a root cause resolution, science-based approach that people might consider when it comes to losing weight, creating health? Speaker 3 (31:16): Yeah, absolutely. On the physiological front, I, I'm sure everything I'm about to say, Kieran, you are gonna completely nod your head with, right? But when I think about three recurring physiological barriers to weight loss, when, well, I should preface this by saying, sorry ladies, it's probably not your thyroid and like everybody, I feel like, I don't know if you experience this, like everybody wants it to be their thyroid because they're like, then I'll just start taking medication. They'll be easy, right? And like the thing is, is even if it's your thyroid, it's not just your thyroid, it's Speaker 1 (31:54): Not just your thyroid. In Speaker 3 (31:55): Other words, absolutely true. If your thyroid, if your your thyroid's underactive, if you need thyroid support, you should definitely get thyroid support. Absolutely. Absolutely. But it's probably not the keys to the kingdom you think and hope it will be. And so with that as the preface, the the three things, assuming your thyroid is well supported, well-functioning that I see with some recurring frequency is the first one is compromised insulin sensitivity, which is very different than lab normal, right? Lab normal's usually up around 19 for fasting insulin, I like to see fasting insulin seven or less. And so if that insulin is high single digits or in the double digits, we know we have an opportunity on the table to help your body be better at burning fuel rather than storing fuel. That's one of the foundational things I look at. Another thing that I see with some frequency is elevated inflammation, right? Speaker 3 (32:56): Sometimes people will come in and say, oh, I'm so inflamed. And I'll ask them about how it feels and maybe they'll say, my joints hurt or I'm bloated or my skin's red. They'll say something, we'll still go test the numbers also. But really the point is that mostly people don't experience any real symptoms when they're inflamed. The only way we know is by doing their labs and H S C R P is the number one go-to I look at with regards to inflammation, but also homocysteine. And when those elevate, when the H SS C R P that that inflammatory markers elevate in particular, it will absolutely slow down the metabolism. When I see this in time and again with women who, they come in and we like to see H S C R P 1.5 or less ideally under one, but that's the sweet spot range we're looking for. Speaker 3 (33:49): And I, I'm starting to work with someone who's H S C R P, we learn after her labs or seven or eight. I let them know, listen, it might be a few mo months before you start to see the scale move because the first order of business is breaking this vicious cycle of inflammation and then your body's just gonna take care of itself. But that's what we have to go get after first. And we do that in a lot of different ways. But fundamentally speaking, when that inflammation is elevated, first of all, people often, more often than not, don't have any symptoms and it's gotta be addressed in order to have the scale move. And then the number three is, I like to call it detoxification pathways gunked up, right? And that just, that shows up in a lot of different ways, right? That can show up as hormonal irregularities that can show up as just playing into that inflammatory process where there are more toxins in the body than ideal, which are driving inflammation. Speaker 3 (34:48): And that's never just like, there's not just one test I look at for to assess detox pathways, but a lot of different things. I look at what does your, detoxification is such a chic word, but we know that detoxification though, there are multiple physiological processes that allow this to happen in the body. And so I wanna understand, does the body have the essential nutrients to run the engine of detoxification, whether that's amino acids or B 12 or all the different things we need to in order to, to run the, run those gears nice and smoothly. And then also are those toxins getting out of the body. Another simple check for that is with someone having daily bowel movements, right? We know that our bowel movements are one of the primary ways we get out of, get toxins out of the body and in by toxins. It's not just pollutants and things we encounter in our environment, our hormones that we produce ourselves, or if people are taking some kind of using some kind of H R T or oral contraceptive, those, all those hormones go through our detox pathways also. So to have those running nice and smoothly is really foundational to supporting weight loss and also what comes after weight loss. Speaker 1 (36:06): Yes. When you said that about thyroid, I was envisioning people throwing tomatoes at this stage going boo, yes. I did this podcast episode, I guess it was about a year ago, called Why You Will Never Fix Your Thyroid By Trying to fix Your Thyroid . Speaker 3 (36:24): Oh, I love that. That is great. Speaker 1 (36:28): And it's the thyroid is just the innocent bystander, so I love that. But so there you have it, right? You just laid out the nutshell of all the things I like to say that you've got to do physiologically. But what I find is that people can rarely do the things that they need to do physi for their physiology and biology when they don't have the energy, right? Because everything at its essence is energy. And so that energy is your thoughts, your feelings, your beliefs, your history of your story that you're carrying around in your body and energetic packets. 'cause You've never unpacked it, most of us. And so you really need to address that. And then when you address that, the physiology you can very easily take care of. It's becomes simple. Speaker 3 (37:15): Absolutely. Yes. Well said. Speaker 1 (37:18): So tell everyone all the places they can find you online and interact with you. Speaker 3 (37:22): Yes. You can find email@example.com and you'll find a place where you can request a complimentary consultation. Please be sure you tell us where you heard about us because you will be entitled to 10% off if you do decide to engage beyond that, that complimentary consultation is 30 minutes. Virtual will give you a chance to ask me more questions. Consider working together, whether it's one-on-one or in group work, and then also Instagram at at well Empowered is where you'll find me. Speaker 1 (37:56): Awesome. Thank you so much, Dr. Jesse, for your path, your purpose, your passion, all the things that have led you to be here with us today. And thank you for the brilliance and insight and depth that you have shared. I really appreciate it. Thank Speaker 3 (38:11): You so much, ki it's been such a pleasure to be with you and to share our love of people empowered by their health and vitality. Speaker 1 (38:21): Yes. And thank you for joining us for another episode of The Hormone Prescription with Dr. Kieran. Hopefully you feel empowered by our conversation, by knowing that you really are here for a specific purpose that only you can fulfill and that you can take steps today to start moving towards that. I look forward to hearing about the steps you're taking on social media. So reach out and let me know. And until next week, peace, love, and hormones y'all. Speaker 2 (38:49): Thank you so much for listening. I know that incredible vitality occurs for women over 40 when we learn to speak hormone and balance these vital regulators to create the health and the life that we deserve. If you're enjoying this podcast, I'd love it if you'd give me a review and subscribe. 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In this episode Tenzin Chogkyi dives head on into the challenging topics of hierarchy, patriarchy, gender, and sexism in Buddhism. As a practicing Buddhist since the 1970s who spent 20 years as a nun ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself, she has deep, hard-won insights into these topics. Tenzin Chogkyi is one of the most thoughtful, independent thinkers I know, and a person of extraordinary integrity who has dedicated her life to both inner development and advancing fairness and equality in the outer world. I think you'll enjoy listening to our conversation just as much as I enjoyed being a part of it.Episode 138: Patriarchy, Gender, and Sexism in Buddhism with Tenzin ChogkyiSupport the show
Our conversation this week is with Sr. Marilyn Lacey, RSM, Founder of Mercy Beyond Borders. Get ready to be challenged, inspired and moved to tears! Mercy Beyond Borders is a global organization that is forging ways for women and girls in extreme poverty to learn, connect and lead. Sr. Marilyn shares incredible stories of courage, determination and divinity in this conversation. It was a priviledge to provide a platform for Sr. Marilyn to share her story and the stories of so many women who are changing their lives through education and advocacy. Sr. MARILYN LACEY, a Sister of Mercy, is passionate about making the world a more welcoming place. She's been working with displaced peoples since 1981. Although she holds a Master's Degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and 4 honorary doctorates, she insists that the poor have been her best teachers. In 2001 Marilyn was personally honored by the Dalai Lama as an “unsung hero of compassion.” For two decades Marilyn directed the refugee and immigration programs for Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, CA. She has also worked in refugee camps overseas. (:45) Sr. Marilyn shares her story with us and why she has chosen this work.(10:29) We learn about actionable tools that Sr. Marilyn shares to educate people on the impact they can have in the world.(13:49) Sr. Marilyn shares with us the experience(s) of little girls, from South Sudan, that illustrates the positive impact her organization is having on people.(23:24) How did the system get set up that put her organization, Mercy Beyond Borders, on a path to make a difference in other countries?(29:42) Sr. Marilyn shares another example, from the region where MBB works, that embodies the powerful impact their school is making in South Sudan.(31:48) We learn more details about the infrastructure, and the relationship with local government(s), that allows MBB to be impactful.(35:16) What is the importance of understanding that there is no “over there”? Helping others has an impact on us locally since we are so interconnected around the world.(40:42) A discussion about the “wrap around services” that MBB offers to ensure the girls are safe and can continue to get the education in their local countries.(52:05) Who in Sr. Marilyn's life are sources of support and motivation as she continues her work?(54:22). How does Sr. Marilyn see Mercy Beyond Borders making an impact in the future?Connect with Sr. Marilyn Lacey, RSMhttps://www.mercybeyondborders.orgSubscribe: Warriors At Work Podcasts Website: https://jeaniecoomber.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/986666321719033/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeanie_coomber/Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeanie_coomber LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanie-coomber-90973b4/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMZ2HyNNyPoeCSqKClBC_w
In this episode, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Jonathan Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Enlightenment Project and co-host of the popular podcast Awareness Explorers. This man has made a career out of befriending some of the greatest spiritual leaders of our time. From Oprah to Advashanti, he has interviewed over 100 notable people to get their take on how to live a happy, peaceful and meaningful life. He has learned from the Dalai Lama, Byron Katie, Deepak Chopra, Mother Teresa and Ram Dass. He shares some of what he learned in this episode, while saving a lot of what is in his book for you to read for more details. It is amazing when he discloses that he was a suicidal teenager. Look at him now! Dr. Robinson trains therapists in MDMA Treatment. You can learn more at www.mdmatraining.net. You'll find his podcast, where he interviews other gurus at www.awareness explorers.com. You can find his book, The Enlightenment Project on Amazon or his website, www.theenlightenmentproject.net. To reach Jonathan for more information, please use the contact form on either of the two last mentioned websites.
Richard Sclove's newest book — Escaping Maya's Palace: Decoding an Ancient Myth to Reveal and Heal the Hidden Madness of Modern Civilization (Karavelle Press, 2023)— won a 2023 Gold Nautlilus Book Award, capturing the top prize in the category “World Cultures' Transformational Development & Growth.” Richard founded and for thirteen years directed the Loka Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making research, science, and technology responsive to democratically decided priorities. He is also a cofounder of the ECAST (Expert and Citizens Assessment of Science and Technology) network and of the Living Knowledge network. He has been the Director of Strategic Planning at the Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama, and a Project Director at the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Richard's 1995 book Democracy and Technology received the Don K. Price Award of the American Political Science Association honoring “the year's best book in science, technology, and politics.” He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published in numerous venues, including the Washington Post, Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, Adbusters, Yes! Magazine, Utne Reader, Tikkun, Huffington Post, Technology Review, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Science magazine, Nature magazine, Issues in Science and Technology, Futures, and Science, Technology and Human Values. Dr. Sclove has taught and lectured at universities worldwide and delivered many plenary and keynote addresses. He has prepared invited testimony for the House Science Committee of the U.S. Congress and given one-on-one policy briefings to U.S. and other national decision-makers, including the Director of the National Science Foundation and the President's Science Advisor. Richard earned his B.A. degree in environmental studies from experimental, interdisciplinary Hampshire College and, from MIT, an M.S. in nuclear engineering and a Ph.D. in political theory. He held the Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowship in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. Richard has been a meditator for over 40 years, studied with more than half a dozen spiritual teachers, and lived for a year in an ashram/orphanage in Varanasi, India. Dr. Susan Grelock Yusem is an independent researcher trained in depth psychology, with an emphasis on community, liberation, and eco-psychologies. Her work centers around interconnection and encompasses regenerative food systems, the arts and conservation. She directs narrative development at the innovative global nonprofit Commonweal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Today, we're joined by Akshay Nanavati, AKA Fearvana. Ex-marine and recovered alcoholic gave his life a new purpose by facing his fears head-on. In the process, he learned how to harness fear and use it as a driver to achieve an incredible life. Tune in today to learn how to leverage fear and use it to create the life of your dreams. This episode is for athletes, entrepreneurs, coaches, and everyone in between. The skill of harnessing and leveraging fear is useful for everybody. More about Akshay AKA Fearvana: Akshay Nanavati is a Marine Corps Veteran, adventurer, entrepreneur, and author of Fearvana, endorsed by the Dalai Lama. Since overcoming depression, PTSD, and alcoholism that pushed him to the brink of suicide after serving on the frontlines during the war in Iraq, he has run ultramarathons, spent 10 days in darkness, explored the most hostile environments on the planet, from mountains to caves to polar icecaps, and is currently training for a solo, 110-day, 1700-mile crossing of Antarctica. Connect with AkshayInstagram: @fearvanaWebsite: http://greatsoulcrossing.com/Follow Designs for Sport Instagram: @designsforsportWebsite: www.designsforsport.comFollow Jordan BokserInstagram: @jordan.bokser
Welcome to Living Well with MS, where we are pleased to welcome Professor Richard Burt as our guest! Professor Burt is a leading expert in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for autoimmune diseases including MS and has been awarded a number of prestigious accolades. Watch this episode on YouTube here. Keep reading for the key episode takeaways and Professor Burt's bio. Questions and Timestamps 02:35 Could you introduce yourself and tell us about your work with patients with autoimmune conditions and MS? 12:03 What do you think about the idea of flipping the model and offering the most aggressive treatment options to patients first? 16:27 What are the risks of HSCT? 21:18 Can you tell us about the costs associated with stem cell transplantation? 24:13 What type of patients respond best to HSCT? 31:16 Do you see a future where doctors are trained in multiple fields and understand the whole picture of autoimmunity? 38:10 If someone's interested in exploring HSCT, what should they look for in a clinic or physician? 41:47 HSCT has a high upfront cost but how does that compare to being on an MS drug for years or perhaps a lifetime? 53:50 The Dalai Lama wrote the introduction to your book 'Everyday Miracles'. How did that come about? Selected Key Takeaways Randomised controlled trial results for HSCT have been very positive 05:12 “In a randomised trial, [HSCT] was just hands down much better than any [other] drug. All the drugs you use for MS are based on approval for slowing disease activity. That is slowing the number of relapses or slowing the rate of progression of disability but not stopping it or not reversing it. Often you stay on these drugs indefinitely. A transplant, on the other hand, is a one-time treatment and afterwards, you get better, your neurologic disability reverses, nothing else had done that.” It's important to consider the disease trajectory, risks, and benefits of stem cell transplants. 14:02 “MS causes accelerated loss of brain volume, that is brain atrophy. Unfortunately, as we age, we get brain atrophy and a normal, very low, but normal decline. But once you get MS, that decline takes a much sharper drop, and you're losing neural function a lot faster than normal ageing. For some reason, that's not viewed as a sub-acute or semi-emergency situation that you want to reverse. Traditional drugs have mostly just slowed that rate of decline, but it's still faster than what happens with normal ageing. I would think a more aggressive approach up front would be wise, but you always have to remember [the] risk–benefit. If we could do a stem cell transplant with zero risk of mortality, I would say absolutely for everybody. But you can't do that right now.” A medical speciality and institute for autoimmunology could help push the field forward 34:20 “There are 80 different autoimmune diseases that I can think of offhand. They're all “homeless” in different departments like Crohn's disease [which is] in gastroenterology, Scleroderma [which] is in rheumatology, and multiple sclerosis [which] is in neurology. They're all separated [into] different areas. If there was a better organisation, beginning at a federal level with a national institute of autoimmune diseases that supports centres of excellence around the country, that would really help this go forward.” Want to learn more about living a full and happy life with multiple sclerosis? Sign up to our newsletter to hear our latest tips. More info and links: Visit Professor Burt's website Read Professor Burt's new book on HSCT for autoimmune diseases ‘Everyday Miracles' Check out Professor Burt's medical textbook ‘Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases' Find out more about the StarMS trial in the UK New to Overcoming MS? Visit our introductory page Connect with others following Overcoming MS on the Live Well Hub Visit the Overcoming MS website Follow us on social media: Facebook Instagram YouTube Pinterest Don't miss out: Subscribe to this podcast and never miss an episode. Listen to our archive of Living Well with MS episodes here. If you like Living Well with MS, please leave a 5-star review. Feel free to share your comments and suggestions for future guests and episode topics by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you sign up to our newsletter to hear our latest tips and news about living a full and happy life with MS. Support us: If you enjoy this podcast and want to support the ongoing work of Overcoming MS, we would really appreciate it if you could leave a donation here. Every donation, however small, helps us to share the podcast with more people on how to live well with MS. Professor Richard Burt's bio: Professor Richard Burt is a Fulbright Scholar, Professor of Medicine at Scripps Health Care, tenured retired Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University, and CEO of Genani Biotechnology. He endeavored for 35 years, first with animal models and then with some of the world's first clinical trials, to bring the field of stem cell and cellular therapy to the patients' bedsides. Publishing Professor Burt has published more than 145 first-author articles and is the editor of four medical textbooks. He was the first Autoimmune Committee Chairperson for the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry (IBMTR) and was the principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) $10 million multicenter contract to develop stem cell clinical trials for autoimmune diseases. Hematopoietic stem cell transplants Professor Burt performed America's first hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) for multiple sclerosis (MS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Crohn's disease (CD), stiff person syndrome (SPS), and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and published the world's first randomised clinical stem cell transplantation trials for systemic sclerosis and multiple sclerosis. Awards and achievements He has been awarded the Leukemia Scholar of America, the Lupus Foundation of America Fidelitas Award, the van Bekkum Award by the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, the Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award by the Clinical Research Forum, and the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Clinical Achievement Award. Professor Burt was presented in Vatican City, Rome, with the “Keys to the Vatican,” was a speaker at the Festival of Thinkers in Leadership in Healthcare in the United Arab Emirates and chaired the biotechnology session at the Baku Azerbaijan International Humanitarian Forum. Professor Burt was recognised by Science Illustrated for accomplishing one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs for the next 10 years and by Scientific American as one of the top 50 individuals for improving humanity and outstanding leadership.
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Rosemary and I talk Sasquatch in this episode...I know, I know...you're thinking...WHAT? But really, this fantastical creature shows up in many people's lives! And by the way, have you been keeping up with the latest Loch Ness Monster news? This week it's all cryptids, all the time! Yay for all you creature lovers out there! Rosemary is a delight, AND, she's a performance artist, poet, author & dancer, among many other things. She's also able to stay in the space of joy and imagination (and that's why I love her, among many other things!) We talk Sasquatch & her secret friend when she lived in India as a child...and both conversations are worth hearing. I don't tell my guests what to say, so what comes up is a complete surprise...and that keeps me going! You know what else helps? RATINGS & REVIEWS. Please rate and review the pod, wherever you find it. It helps other cryptid lovers find us! And don't forget to share the pod with others...because as His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”
Rosemary and I talk Sasquatch in this episode...I know, I know...you're thinking...WHAT? But really, this fantastical creature shows up in many people's lives! And by the way, have you been keeping up with the latest Loch Ness Monster news? This week it's all cryptids, all the time! Yay for all you creature lovers out there! Rosemary is a delight, AND, she's a performance artist, poet, author & dancer, among many other things. She's also able to stay in the space of joy and imagination (and that's why I love her, among many other things!) We talk Sasquatch & her secret friend when she lived in India as a child...and both conversations are worth hearing. I don't tell my guests what to say, so what comes up is a complete surprise...and that keeps me going! You know what else helps? RATINGS & REVIEWS. Please rate and review the pod, wherever you find it. It helps other cryptid lovers find us! And don't forget to share the pod with others...because as His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”
Are you ready to break free from the chains of self-sabotage and reach new heights in your love life? In this captivating episode of The Charisma Quotient Podcast, we dive deep into the world of personal discovery with the incredible Paul Hoffman. Strap in for an eye-opening conversation that will transform how you view yourself and your relationships. Our guest, Paul Hoffman, is a personal discovery architect who has helped countless individuals identify and overcome the mind traps that have been holding them back. With a remarkable background that includes sharing stages with the likes of Jack Canfield and the Dalai Lama, Paul brings a wealth of expertise to our topic. EPISODE 311 of The Charisma Quotient Podcast is titled: Unlock Your Potential: Overcoming Self-Sabotage with Paul Hoffman Join host Kimmy Seltzer as she delves into the secrets behind self-sabotage and how it impacts our ability to find love and happiness. From childhood messages to coping mechanisms, they explore the roots of self-sabotage and its effect on personal growth. One standout moment includes a powerful story from a dating retreat where a woman's rough exterior melted away, leading to newfound personal growth and romantic attention. Feeling inspired? Take action today by reaching out to Kimmy Seltzer for coaching on how to break free from self-sabotage and shape a love life that truly aligns with your desires. Reach out to Kimmy here: https://meetme.so/kimbreakthrough for a complimentary private call to map out a strategy to help you. EPISODE 311 of The Charisma Quotient Podcast is titled: Unlock Your Potential: Overcoming Self-Sabotage with Paul Hoffman. Charisma Quotient Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and many of your other favorite podcast channels. ************************************************ Kimmy Seltzer is a Confidence Therapist and Authentic Dating Strategist implementing targeted style, emotional and social intelligence to your life. ************************************************ Would you like to connect with Kimmy? Website: https://kimmyseltzer.com/ Chat: https://meetme.so/kimbreakthrough Instagram: @kimmyseltzer Twitter: @kimmyseltzer Join her FREE Facebook Group Love Makeover Insiders: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovemakeovers
We are thrilled to be joined again by the makers of Skylight Calendar! Enjoy this podcast knowing that we used it to get this one to you on time! :-) You can order yours by going to www.skylightcal.com and using the discount code PETER for 10% off of this 15” device up to $30. Having ADD or ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their ADD and ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives. Our Guest today in their own words: Brett Greene is the Founder of the New Tech Northwest community of 60,000+ technologists and is a transformational ADHD and Executive Coach helping high-achieving tech entrepreneurs and business leaders reach unprecedented success. His life's journey with ADHD has included holding an MA in Counseling Psychology, producing hundreds of event experiences, working with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artists, being a life long meditator, a professional DJ, an Advisory Board Member for SXSW Pitch, a Top 35 Social Media Power Influencer in Forbes, and speaking at the White House. Many of his clients have had successful exits including an acquisition to a Fortune 50 company. Offering individual coaching, group coaching, as well as professional training, Brett specializes in effectively mastering neurodivergence and communication in the workplace to foster inclusive environments that unlock the potential of all individuals. Enjoy! [You are now safely here] 00:04 - Skylight Calendar makes chores & scheduling easy! Use code “PETER” for a nice discount! 00:40 - Thank you again so much for listening, and for subscribing!! 01:57 - Introducing and Welcome Brett Greene! 03:05 - A diagnosis journey, experiences w/ medication, productivity turbo, via The Musix Biz? 05:25 - ADHD, various experiences including meeting the Dalai Lama, speaking at the White House 06:40 - ADHD and it's power of community building 09:17 - Anxiety, rejection sensitive dysphoria, and being neurodivergent in the workplace. #DEI 11:33 - Neurodivergent Professionals and the Struggle with Neurotypical Systems 13:50 - The never-ending quest for success 14:27 - Neurodivergent individuals and the need for education in society. 14:45 - Understanding neurodivergent more as an operating system that's different, like Apple versus Android 14:26 - How can people find you? Socials: LinkedIn @ BrettGreene Web: newtechnorthwest.com add epsiloncoaching.com. 15:05 - Gratitude and Recognition 16:57 - Thanks so much for enjoying "Faster Than Normal”! We appreciate you and your hard work so much! Onwards! Please join us again very soon! If you haven't picked up The Boy with the Faster Brain yet, it is on Amazon and it is a number #1 One bestseller in all categories. Click HERE or via https://amzn.to/3FcAKkI My link tree is here if you're looking for something specific. https://linktr.ee/petershankman TRANSCRIPT via Castmagic.io and then corrected.. mostly but somewhat. You're listening to the Faster Than Normal podcast, where we know that having Add or ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Each week we interview people from all around the globe, from every walk of life in every profession. From rock stars to CEOs, from teachers to politicians who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their add and ADHD diagnosis and used it to their personal and professional advance edge to build businesses, to become millionaires, or to simply better their lives. And now, here's the host of the Faster Than Normal podcast If you haven't picked up The Boy with the Faster Brain yet, it is on Amazon and it is a number #1 One bestseller in all categories. Click HERE or via https://amzn.to/3FcAKkI My link tree is here if you're looking for something specific. https://linktr.ee/petershankman TRANSCRIPT via Castmagic.io and then corrected.. pretty-much. You're listening to the Faster Than Normal podcast, where we know that having Add or ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Each week we interview people from all around the globe, from every walk of life in every profession. From rock stars to CEOs, from teachers to politicians who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their add and ADHD diagnosis and used it to their personal and professional advance edge to build businesses, to become millionaires, or to simply better their lives. And now, here's the host of the Faster Than Normal podcast to simply better their lives. And now here's the host of the Faster than Normal podcast, the man whose preschool teacher said he would either be president or in jail by age 40, Peter Shankman. [01:36]: Peter Shankman: All right, who are we talking today? We're talking to Brett Greene. Brett is the founder of new Tech Northwest. It's a community of 60,000 technologists, and he's a transformational ADHD and executive coach. He helps high achieving tech entrepreneurs and business leaders reach tons of success. His journey with ADHD has included holding an Ma in counseling psychology, producing hundreds of experiences, working with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists, and being a lifelong meditator professional DJ because you need to be professional DJ if you're going to work with a DHG. An advisory board member for SX Swiss Out West pitch a top 35 social media power influencer in Forbes, and he spoke at the White House. His clients have had tons of successful exits. He offers coaching, group coaching, professional training. He does a lot. And best part, he has some stories he wants to tell. Brett, welcome. Brett [00:02:19]: Thank you, Peter. It's great. Now, I think I first met you in 2006 at Blog World. Peter Shankman [00:02:26]: Yeah, it's been a while. We've known each other for quite some time. It's great to have you here. It's great to finally have you on the podcast. Give us 30 seconds about you. And I know that you have a bunch of stories you want to share with us. Brett [00:02:37]: Sure. Add first, real quick shout out to Skylight. My brother and I got that for our parents a few years ago and great gift for parents and other people who love to see the family photos and get excited when you load them in there. Peter Shankman [00:02:54]: That was their original product. The Skylight frame was the original product. The calendar www.skylightcal.com came next, which does mostly the same thing. Peter Shankman [00:03:00]: You still show the photos, but it also has a calendar on it. And I love that one for my daughter. Brett [00:03:03]: Cool Peter Shankman [00:03:04]: Awesome. Brett [00:03:05]: Yeah. ADHD so I'll try to make it short. I guess the thing I would share about my story is I didn't get diagnosed until a few years ago, but about 20 years ago had a nephew on Ritalin and his mom's a psychologist and she said, hey, you might want to try this. And I did. And I didn't want to be on meds my whole life, so I didn't do much about it. But when I took it, I took it on a Sunday and in 4 hours got more done than I got done in a week. And I was like, oh my gosh. People's brains like, do this. And I know you've heard this story of your time. I've known for a long time. But then there was a point where I needed to get diagnosed, which a lot of folks part of it was to stay married and to figure out everything else than wasn't working. ADHD diagnosis and understanding that really helped to understand where things were so that we had a new place to create agreements together and build relationship, which is what I've now been working with people with for their careers as well as their personal lives. My life was all over the place and not planned and just a lot of luck and weird things. I became a DJ at college radio station 17. Then I was a music director and the program director started. I was a club DJ and had a mobile DJ company in college, all of that. One thing ADHD wise, that's weird about that is in high school I got asked by someone I'd known for a while, like, hey, do you want to be a cheerleader? And this other guy in the class the asked too. And I was like, oh, I don't know. But the teacher doing it had been one of my favorite teachers. I'm like, okay, these guys from the college are showing a team now since we get it. So I was a DJ at the punk rock radio station while I was a cheerleader at the high school, and then I was the vice president of a fraternity while I was the program director of the punk rock radio station, which made no sense to other people. But I just did what felt good and what seemed interesting and than just led me into a career in the music industry that I didn't plan. And that was great. So I was in the music industry. Peter Shankman [00:05:18]: That's classic ADHD. I mean you realize that's classic ADHD I'm going to do what feels good and all of a sudden have a career. Brett [00:05:25]: Yeah. And felt weird and it didn't make sense. And the whole time I had anxiety during the career because in hindsight, with the diagnosis, I can realize, oh, this is another reason why I gave up a natural position for a regional. And I moved from La. To Boulder, Colorado, because I could have bosses in La. And New York, and I was on planes all the time, which now I know. ADHD we love to be in motion. And you, with your books and other people know we think better. We get centered when we're in motion. And I wasn't having to go into an office every day and feel awkward and weird and trying to navigate the politics and the things that I couldn't scan because our brains are more empathetic and we're not really into those things. I'm ADHD I'm dumping all over the place with this. So career in the music industry when I left that realized it wasn't the ladder that I wanted to be on started a digital marketing company in the early 2000s was Blogging when that first came out. That's how I ended up meeting you at Blog World. Just got into social media early which was the main reason why I built community. In hindsight I realized I'm a community builder and I did it with music, I did it online. Then when I moved to Seattle ten years ago, I ended up doing it with the tech community and I realized that I'm a connector. I like to help people. It's one thing that made me resonate with you when I first met you and other weird thing when I was in Boulder, I left school for the record industry went back and finished my degree while I was doing 14 state territory and realized I could keep going. So I went continued with my master's degree. It wasn't actually at Cu, it was at Europa University which was founded by a Tibetan Buddhist. Just happened to be there. Somebody asked me to be on student council. And the one six month term I did happened to be when they had, after 15 years, gotten the Dalai Lama to come to Denver and the did a big thing at the Pepsi Center, but he came to the school. So I actually had a private audience with the Dalai Lama. Again, all this is like luck. And following ADHD and even speaking at the White House, I sat in the audience of New Tech Boulder for six years with 400 people a month. And when I moved to Seattle, I couldn't believe nobody had done it. The formula started after 911 in New York with the founders of Meetup.com had created New York Tech Meetup, which is still going strong and people new York, right? So people are there and then they go other places. So somebody had left in Boulder and I had already been in San Francisco for twelve years. I couldn't believe nobody had done this in Seattle. So I'm like, oh, I don't want to just have a job or do something, I want to connect with community. So I started it and it was just great timing. And two years later happened to be when the founder Meetup.com did the first and so far only tech Meetup at the White House because he had known the first female CTO at Google and she was the first CTO of US government under Obama. And they reached out and they asked like 50 Meetup organizers to come speak. And again, not totally, I literally almost fell on my floor when I opened the email. How did this happen? This is just doing what I loved and good things coming so a little longer than I wanted to go. But I realized that a lot of stuff. And ADHD. Peter Shankman [00:09:04]: It's okay though, I like that, I like that. Tell us about a lot of good stuff, right? You took these risks, they paid off. You're doing what you love to do. But it's not all sunshine and roses. It never is. No, talk about some of the negatives. Brett [00:09:17]: The negative was not knowing I had ADHD and having anxiety all the time and always feeling wrong. In hindsight, I can see most of us go through what seems like and possibly is like daily emotional poking from the outside, which gives us great radar. But also in my case I realized I also learned after I found out ADHD, and I know you've heard this a lot of times, then I discovered rejection, sense of Dysphoria, and for me I was like, oh my gosh, that's the deal. Like as much as I thought ADHD changed my entire understanding of myself and put me on a healing path around it. RSD just deepened my empathy for everybody else going through it. Add I was like, oh my gosh, I'm glad I'm not alone. But I feel for all the other people that with rejecting sensitive Dysphoria, being so outer oriented, which I think the positive of that is, makes me a great community organizer. The weird thing is, pre COVID, I was producing 52 events a year, getting on stage three or four times a month in front of hundreds of people. And I did it because I loved the connection with the people. Add, I was scared shitless every time. And still now I've been doing this ten years, and I get the fulfillment, because people come up and say, oh, I met a great business partner, I got a job, I met this wonderful person, I got this great idea from the presenters. And so I get the fulfillment from the community telling me that what I'm doing is valuable for them, and the saying, thank you so much for doing this, that this exists for us to find each other. But I get on stage and freak out every time. And when I had jobs, in hindsight I realized it wasn't just that I was a horrible employee, it was because this is actually something I talked to some of my clients about because especially in tech they go through this a lot. I'm not going to throw a blanket statement, but I'll say in general it seems that most companies are based on neurotypical systems. They're hierarchical and they're generally based on how do you get more money? How do you get more power? How do you get a better title? Most of the neurodivergent folks than I've met and work with, we are wired because of those things I was talking about in early life I think to be pretty empathetic. We have huge bullshit detectors and we don't work well in those systems. And so we want to go to work, do a great job. Our brains see all these problems people don't see, make all these great connections, create solutions that gives us dopamine it's awesome. Want to do that great job, be acknowledged for it, move up the ladder at work from doing a great job, go home and have a nice life. Then we don't understand why the guy who does half the work but has radar to find the right people to get his power and money higher is great at sniffing those people out, giving those people what they need. They sniff out the folks who do really hard work, usually a lot of neurodiversity folks who aren't necessarily or not self promoters generally and out our great work and they get to be the face of the work. They can go up the ladder and go, hey, see what our team is doing even though they're not doing the work. And you watch those people move up the ladder. And I don't say it seems like most situations are than way. I've talked to over 200 tech professionals that are neurodivergent in the last two years and I'd say almost all of them have experience of this, of like, why can't I just go do my great job, have a good career, have a good life? Because we're not wired to play those games and we hate the politics and we hate the nonsense. Peter Shankman [00:13:04]: Yeah, 100%. It's very accurate. That's very accurate. I think that one of the interesting things is that when that happens, instead of fighting it, we internalize it and that doesn't help us at all. It makes it even worse. Brett [00:13:20]: Yeah. And that's actually another thing with coaching that I work with people around is in coaching they talk about that little voice as the saboteur or the wounded child and your more positive self, the leader within the wise adult is really connected to your successes, your wins, and truly who the light you really are. But for ADHD I call it the YAB but full, because it seems like we could work 40 years on cancer and we could cure cancer, but as soon as we get at the top of that mountain, we're never looking back. And we don't acknowledge all the work that went into that and everything we did, because we're in the moment, we're getting the dopamine while we're hyper focused building it. We get to the top of the mountain, we cured cancer, and for 30 seconds it's awesome. And then we look around at the horizon and see all the other mountains and that little yeah, but Fro goes, yeah, but multiple sclerosis, what are you doing with that? And we're like, oh yeah, I'm a piece of crap, I need to go work on that. Peter Shankman [00:14:21]: No, it's so totally true. So totally true. Brett, I want to keep it at 15 minutes like we always do, but we'll definitely have you back. 14:26 - How can people find you? Socials: Yes. LinkedIn @ BrettGreene Web: newtechnorthwest.com add epsiloncoaching.com. Brett: Can I just say one more? Go for it. I know you try to keep it tight. Yeah. One thing we talked about real quick on here than I think just because it helps people a lot is understanding neurodivergent more as an operating system that's different, like Apple versus Android. And when you understand that it's low executive function, low working memory, low dopamine, low serotonin, you can explain that to people, then you can create a new understanding and context with each other to move forward in a more positive and helpful way. So a quick example is if two people go to lunch, one person orders mayonnaise with their fries, the American goes, that's weird, and feels like it's really awkward. Add strange and why would a person do that? And then the other person says, oh, I'm Canadian, that's what we do. And immediately it just melts. It's like, oh, you're Canadian, right? What they do. The truth is we haven't been educated as a society. We're not educated on neurodivergent. Unfortunately. It's up to us to educate the folks around us. And actually I'm working on a book now on communication specifically to help neurodivergent people easily in like a 20 minutes conversation be able to explain what a neurodivergent brain is. So that now the understandings of like, well, why didn't you do that thing you said you were going to do? Why do you forget this now you're not going to get labeled as lazy and negative and these things because from a neurotypical perspective that stuff could be true. Bu once they understand a neurodivergent brain and go like, oh, well, you don't have the parts in your brain for that. You're at 20% executive function versus 100, and by eleven or 12:11 A.m. Or twelve you're spent for the day. Whereas I started with ten gallons of fuel I ended up with four and I'm tired. You started with two and you're at zero and we're acting like it's the same thing because we don't have the language to explain. Peter Shankman [00:16:24]: No. Excellent, excellent. Great answer. [00:16:27]: So thank you for letting me do that and thank you for allowing me to be on here. I really appreciate peter, glad to have you, Brett. Peter Shankman [00:16:33]: Definitely. Brett [00:16:33]: It's an honor Peter Shankman [00:16:35]: Goes, as always, you've Been listening to Faster Than Normal. If you like what you hear, leave us a review. Tell people the more people who listen, the better off we are. We are hundreds of episodes in over 300 and we are thrilled that you guys have been along the journey. We couldn't have done it without you. So we will see you next week. As always, ADHD at all forms in our diversity. What do I say is a gift, not a curse. We'll see you guys soon. Take care. Stay safe! — Credits: You've been listening to the Faster Than Normal podcast. We're available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google play and of course at www.FasterThanNormal.com I'm your host, Peter Shankman and you can find me at shankman.com and @petershankman on all of the socials. All now on https://www.threads.net/@petershankman If you like what you've heard, why not head over to your favorite podcast platform of choice and leave us a review, come more people who leave positive reviews, the more the podcast has shown, and the more people we can help understand that ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Opening and closing themes were composed and produced by Steven Byrom who also produces this podcast, and the opening introduction was recorded by Bernie Wagenblast. Thank you so much for listening. We'll see you next week!
In today's show, Eric is joined by Dana Crews! Dana has been a coach, educator, facilitator, and trainer in the behavioral health and mental health field for over 15 years. She is currently combining her own personal practice, unique life experience, and education in the ancient wisdom traditions together with modern psychology and behavioral and neuroscience research in her newly-created mindfulness ADHD life-coaching business: Second Arrow Life Coaching! Dana is an advocate for invisible disabilities and neurodivergence. She believes that knowing and connecting to your core values and practicing basic mindfulness and yogic techniques allows us to transform self-judgment and fear into constructive reflection, insight, compassion, health, and creative solutions. Find Dana on LinkedIn Learn more about Dana at her website secondarrowlifecoaching.com Find Dana on Instagram @secondarrowlifecoaching Questions/Topics: [00:01:11] Introducing Dana [00:03:08] What is the difference between satisfaction and contentment? [00:05:03] Exploring contentedness and its different avenues [00:06:32] Where is the overlap and what is separate between contentment and gratitude? [00:11:51] A discussion about the discomfort in familiarity [00:14:24] Is the struggle of holding onto contentment an issue of emotional self-regulation? [00:20:00] How much of the struggle around contentment comes from societal ideas of feeling content and ADHD brains needing novelty? [00:21:40] A discussion on Buddhist psychology and philosophy [00:23:52] How does one strive through the lens of Buddhist philosophy? [00:27:27] Not thinking about the future vs. over-planning for the future [00:29:40] Overidentification, rumination, and separation of self [00:31:32] How much of being able to experience being content has to do with resilience? [00:39:40] Dana shares more about growing up, undiagnosed ADHD, travel, and meeting the Dalai Lama [00:41:58] What is Ayurveda? [00:44:33] How can self-awareness inform our understanding of our experiences? [00:46:30] A moment of an idea of contentment [00:48:26] Closing thoughts
Tibet used to be a prominent focus of international attention, but that isn't the case anymore as less and less information comes out of the region. But things are still very difficult for Tibetans as China cracks down. The Dalai Lama – who is the spiritual leader of Tibet – is 88, and there are concerns about what will happen for Tibet and its people when he eventually dies.Today, The Globe's James Griffiths tells us about the situation in Tibet and those who have fled, and how Tibetans are thinking about the future of their community.Questions? Comments? Ideas? Email us at email@example.com
Since it's summer, I'll play my "on vacation" card and recycle this podcast, one of our most popular so far. Plus, Howard and Gratitude Railroad are putting on their upcoming 2023 Gratitude Investor Gathering on Sept. 10 - Sept. 13 at 1440 Multiversity in California. Check it out! Details here: "From outdoor sessions under the canopy of thousand-year-old redwoods, to fireside chats around roaring fire pits, this year's Gathering venue - 1440 Multiversity - specializes in curated experiences that inspire the best in the human spirit to cultivate the greater good. What we're excited about: Community-centric and purpose-driven programming designed to explore ideas and catalyze investments in nature-based solutions, the inclusive economy, equitable health, alternative energy, futurist food systems, & more... Trusted and deep relationships with values-aligned investors, founders, fund managers, academics, and impact leader Investment opportunities and tools for accelerating capital into enduring and equitable impact" --- ⭐ My guest on this podcast was Howard Fischer, the Chief Evangelist at Gratitude Railroad. Gratitude Railroad's mission is to support investors in moving capital from traditional finance to impact investments that create deep social and environmental impact, without compromising financial returns. His bio on the GR website is delightful in its brevity and insight into who he is. And I quote: “Uphill over downhill; Snow over sand; Read over watch; Trees over skyscrapers; Pizza over steak; Conversation over gossip; Disagree over agree; Instinct over spreadsheets; Relationship over contract.” ---
In our final episode on His Holiness' Four Principal Commitments, we'll discuss his commitment to reviving India's civilizational heritage and its value to today with Rajiv Mehrotra, an acclaimed Indian former TV host and the secretary and trustee of the Foundation For Universal Responsibility of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, which was started with seed money from His Holiness' Nobel Peace Prize award. Mehrotra has been a student of the Dalai Lama for over 40 years.
Escribe: ALFA Y OMEGA.- NO PENSÉIS QUE HE VENIDO PARA ABROGAR LA LEY O LOS PROFETAS; NO HE VENIDO PARA ABROGAR, SINO PARA CUMPLIR.- Sí hijo divino; todo lo sé; sé que estás preocupado por el viaje a China; todo se hará, tal como te lo he indicado; viajarás a bordo de un buque; y quiero que te vayas trabajando como ayudante de cocina; sé hijito que posees infinitos conocimientos, para desempeñarte en otros trabajos; deseo que así sea, para demostrarle al mundo, una vez más, que el Eterno Padre Jehova, ama la divina sencillez, por sobre todas las virtudes; sí hijo divino; así es y así será por los siglos de los siglos; todas las divinas instrucciones te las daré por divino borrador; todos los borradores, los llevaremos al bendito Oriente; deben ser estudiados por los honorables Dalai Lamas; así lo deseo, porque escrito está, que los humildes son siempre los primeros ante el divino Padre; tu divino Padre Jehová, no puede premiar a la soberbia; no puede premiar a quienes han engañado al mundo; por maldita causa de ambición económica; sí hijo divino así es; me refiero a la maldita roca del egoísmo humano; me refiero a esta ramera; que a lo largo de su maldito reinado, ha hecho malditos pactos con pasajeros reyes; les ha bendecido sus malditas coronas; bendice en mi santo Nombre, las malditas armas, conque se matan mis inocentes hijos; sí hijo divino así es: Ningún demonio que ha violado mi divina ley de amor, pasará más allá del año 2001; la llamada Iglesia Católica, es la mayor roca del egoísmo humano, que mi rebaño ha conocido; es la que menos cree, en lo que enseña; será llamada roca, por toda eternidad; y su maldito nombre, será sinónimo de maldición; sí hijo divino; así es y así será por los siglos de los siglos; por lo tanto prepararemos el viaje; pronto llegará una divina carta; ella viene de la embajada China; nada se opondrá en tu glorioso camino; llegarás a la China protegido por tu Santísima Trinidad; la misma que te protegerá de todo peligro del mundo; escrito fué, que ningún ser humano, osará tocarte un pelo de tu divina cabeza; sí hijo divino; así es y así será por siempre jamás; en esta divina parábola, se encuentra la divina continuidad de tu divina Misión; pues, al dirigirte al mundo, dirás: Yo no he venido a perturbar al mundo; Yo he venido a juzjar al mundo; el mundo me conoció por el divino fruto de la intelectualidad; pues por las divinas Escrituras me conoció; ellas enseñaron al género humano, en todos los idiomas que el divino Primogénito volvería; por lo tanto, por la gloria de mi divino Padre Jehova, fueron advertidos; solo los que tienen la conciencia cargada de pecados, temen mi divina llegada; más, los limpios de corazón, me reciben con alegría de niños; de ellos es el infinito; ellos serán los primeros en recibir mi divina añadidura; pues siendo el divino Padre Jehova, el infinito mismo, mis humildes hijos serán los primeros en llegar a las lejanas galaxias; en las deslumbrantes naves plateadas ¡¡Qué reducido número de hijos lo hará!! en divina comparación al número de mi rebaño terrestre; todos querrán ser los primeros en viajar en los llamados Platillos Voladores; pero escrito fué, que muchos serían los llamados y pocos los escogidos; sí hijo divino; así es y así será por siempre jamás; la ciencia del bien, es la principal causante del dolor espíritual que el mundo deberá enfrentar; el maldito dinero era su dios; y escrito fué que sólo se debería amar al divino Dios viviente; al Eterno Padre Jehova; y no a falsos y pasajeros dioses; que sólo ilusionan por un instante, al espíritu humano; más, escrito fué, que ni un divino instante, se debería dejar de amar, al Creador de toda vida; sí hijo divino; así es; tal como tu divina mente lo piensa; es mil veces preferible vivir en la más inconcebible pobreza, que dejar de amarme; aunque sea un microscópico instante, en el tiempo terrestre... Continúa... Lea todo el Rollo en: https://www.alfayomega.com/rollos/abrogar/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alfayomega/message
Macarthur Award winner sujatha baliga discusses healing trauma, restorative justice, and the power of love and meditation to build a better world.sujatha baliga is a restorative justice educator and advocate and a 2019 winner of the MacArthur fellowship. She has served as the director of the restorative justice project at Impact Justice, a co-founder of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, and a Soros Justice Fellow at Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth.Sujatha earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University and went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her life's work in restorative justice was born of the personal advice she received when she was 24 years old from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on forgiving seemingly unforgivable acts.136. sujatha baliga on Healing Trauma and Restorative JusticeSign up for A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment in 9 Meditations, our 12-week summer course on analytical meditation that starts September 3, 2023. Podcast listeners can use the code SKEPTIC for a 20% discount.Support the show
In episode two we come face to face with one of the greatest figures of modern history, the Dalai Lama, in a monastery packed to the rafters with Tibetan monks and exiles. To take part in the next Swellness Pilgrimage (Oct 2nd - 15th) register interest at firstname.lastname@example.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Runeterra's Dalai Lama is the focus of this week's episode as the traditionally pacifist spiritual leader of Ionia changes the course of the nation forever to defend her people. Credits: Karma Biography and Story: https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/champion/karma/ Karma Voice Lines: https://www.101soundboards.com/boards/28346-karma-league-of-legends Irelia Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-_JxiLl0Xs&t=3s --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/leagueloreandmore/support
In our third episode on His Holiness' Four Principal Commitments, we'll discuss his efforts to preserve Tibetan culture and strive for Tibet's cause with Tenzin Namgyal Tethong, His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Representative to North America (1973-86), former Kalon Tripa (Minister and Chair of the Cabinet) of the Central Tibetan Administration, as well as the founding President of ICT.
In this week's episode of The SoulTalk Podcast, we have a special guest joining us ~ Robert Thurman, a respected figure in Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Robert shares his spiritual journey, which began with a feeling of being a “stranger in a strange land” during his childhood. His quest for deeper meaning led him to meet the Dalai Lama and become a follower of Buddhism. Robert delves into the concepts of reincarnation according to Buddhist teachings, the dream-like state called “bardo,” the after-death life, and rebirth. He explains why the soul's progression depends on its level of openness and compassion, and how enlightenment is the ultimate state of control. Also, he touches on topics related to consciousness, the unconscious mind, and the infinite nature of life. Tune in and get ready to embark on another captivating episode as we dive deep into the realms of spirituality, enlightenment, and life's true purpose. Timestamps: 0:53 - Guest intro. 2:11 - Bob's inspirational journey to spirituality. 14:19 - How to understand the concept of reincarnation? 27:18 - What are the reasons for reincarnation? 33:59 - How much control do you have in your life? 39:08 - How to figure out if your life is meant to be? 45:49 - Steps for enlightenment. 50:18 - What is the core purpose of life? 52:20 - Bob's top 3 life lessons. Some questions I ask: What inspired Robert Thurman's spiritual journey? What is the concept of reincarnation? What is enlightenment and how can one achieve it? Is it possible that someone's life is just meant to be difficult or that someone is destined for greatness? What are the three most important life lessons you have learned that you would pass on to the next generation? In this episode, you will learn about: Robert Thurman's transformative journey to spirituality and Buddhism, after a near-death experience of losing his left eye. How the concept of reincarnation with the ever-changing soul continuum can impact one's life. Discover the meaning of the Buddhist word, “Bardo” in death and rebirth. How to control your unconscious mind through mindfulness and meditation. How the soul migrates through different lives. Practical steps to become enlightened. Get in Touch: ● Connect with Bob on bobthurman.com or thus.org ● Email me at email@example.com Events with Kute Blackson: Join me on a life-changing journey in Bali this December 5-16, 2023. Apply here: www.boundlessblissbali.com
Get Instant Access to Michael Bernard Beckwith's Life Visioning Into Video Here **Introduction:** - Welcome to *Your Weekly Dose of Higher Consciousness*! - Have you ever felt a crucial element missing from your life, while yearning to answer your soul's call? - Consider this: What if the Universe, a realm of consciousness, has scripted your most fulfilling path? - Imagine stepping onto this personalized path that aligns seamlessly with your true purpose. **Podcast Host:** - I'm Liz Gracia, your host and the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of TheMindBodySpiritNetwork.com. - I intend to bring you tools and content that calibrate above 200 on the scale of human consciousness. **Introduction to Michael Bernard Beckwith:** - Today, we explore a curated tool by spiritual leader Michael Bernard Beckwith. - Discover his 5-minute video delving into visualization versus visioning, a topic connected to the law of attraction. **Invitation to Embrace Visioning:** - Michael emphasizes that visualization is foundational but just the beginning. - He urges us to embrace Visioning, a call from within towards destiny. - His message resonates at higher consciousness levels, according to ConsciousnessCalibrations.com. **Michael Bernard Beckwith's Background:** - Michael is a respected spiritual teacher, founder of Agape International Spiritual Center. - His wisdom has reached millions through shows like Dr. Oz, Oprah, and Larry King. - He's engaged with luminaries like the Dalai Lama, sharing profound dialogues.**Life Visioning Process:** - Michael's transformative Life Visioning Process aligns lives with the divine. - Through books and seminars, he shares this process worldwide. - The process facilitates a deep connection with the authentic self.**Life Visioning Quest:** - Michael extends the gift of purpose globally through The Life Visioning Quest. - His teachings resonate at a high level of consciousness (500 on Hawkins' Map of Consciousness).**Podcast Ending:** - Join 30 leading natural medicine experts, health practitioners, and inspiring educators. August 21st -25th. RSVP here for the Illuminated Herbalism Summit — at no charge.Discover Life Visioning Mastery If something's missing in your life and you're ready to listen to your soul's calling..Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showIf you like what's going on here, you can join me on social media here: Facebook Instagram YouTube LinkedIn TheMindBodySpiritNetwork.com
Today's conversation is with Michael Shea Michael is one of the preeminent educators and authors in the fields of somatic psychology, myofascial release and craniosacral therapy. He leads seminars throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Dr. Shea received his master's degree in Buddhist Psychology at Naropa University, and a doctorate in Somatic Psychology at The Union Institute. In 1986, he was certified as one of the first Full Instructors of CranioSacral Therapy by the Upledger Institute. Dr. Shea has been a Florida Licensed Massage Therapist since 1976, and was an Advanced Rolfer for 20 years. He is a founding member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings and the Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge task force (MTBOK). Dr. Shea brings a unique cross-cultural perspective to teaching health and healing, with a teaching style grounded in a spiritual practice of developing compassion with the use of manual therapy. He is a formal student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and past apprentice with a medicine man on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. Because of the influence of the Dalai Lama, Dr. Shea's clinical focus is on treating infants and children with neurological problems and developmental delays. This also includes teaching clinical skills for adults that carry pre and perinatal trauma. In today's conversation we spoke about body shame, myths and outdatedness of BMI, contemplative practice of eating, interoceptive awareness and it's importance, repairing relationships, sovereignty, and a ton more. It's always great to be in conversations with Michael and we hear from so many of you how much you enjoy these talks. You can find Michael's book The Biodynamics of the Immune System: Balancing the Energies of the Body with the Cosmos here https://www.amazon.com/Biodynamics-Immune-System-Balancing-Energies/dp/1644115255/?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=andrewrosen08-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=2cdba1d04b455978d20c55c689844aa8&camp=1789&creative=9325%22 You can learn more about Michael at www.SheaHeart.com If you enjoyed today's episode, we'd appreciate it if you would leave a positive review of the podcast and subscribe to it through the platform of your choice. When you do this it really helps other people find us, and we greatly appreciate your support. You can find more about Andrew at andrewrosenstock.com And more about Nikki at nikkiolsen.com Many thanks to Explorers Society for use of their song " All In" from their majestic album 'Spheres' Please check them out here https://open.spotify.com/album/1plT1lAPWEQ1oTRbWOiXm3?si=eAL08OJdT5-sJ6FwwZD50g
"This was meant to be a story about Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 but seems to have turned into one about when the Dalai Lama told me to eff off." Master storyteller and satirist, Nick Revell returns to BBC Radio 4 with a remarkably believable (no, really!) story about one man and his time traveling tea towel. We find out how Bonnie Prince Charlie became a cruise ship entertainer and meet celebrities from the past, present and future as the story wends its way from The Fox and Gynaecologist (Islington's last remaining traditional boozer) around the world, through time - and back to the pub. Hold on tight because it's a funny, fast-paced ride through Nick's imagination and out the other side with original music and sound design by contemporary composer, Paul Clark. Written and read by Nick Revell Music and sound design by Paul Clark Producer: Steve Doherty A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4
New York Times bestselling author Lara Love Hardin recounts her slide from suburban soccer mom to opioid addict to jailhouse shot caller and her unlikely comeback as a highly successful ghostwriter in this harrowing, at times humorous, no-holds-barred memoir. No one expects the police to knock on a million-dollar, two-story home in a picture-perfect cul-de-sac. But soccer mom Lara Love Hardin has been hiding a shady secret: she is funding her heroin addiction by stealing her neighbor's credit cards. Until it all comes crumbling down. Lara is convicted of thirty-two felonies and becomes inmate S32179. She learns that jail is a class system with a power structure that is somewhere between an adolescent sleepover party and Lord of the Flies. Furniture is made from tampon boxes and Snickers bars are currency. But Lara quickly discovers that jailhouse politics aren't that different from the PTA meetings she used to attend, and she climbs the social ladder to become the "shot caller" and earns the nickname "Mama Love." When she's released, harnessing lessons learned from women she was incarcerated with, she reinvents herself as a ghostwriter and successful agent. Now legally co-opting other people's identities through her writing, she goes on to meet Oprah, meditate with The Dalai Lama, and have dinner with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. But the shadow of her past follows her. Shame is a poison worse than heroin-there is no way to detox. Lara must learn how to forgive herself and others, navigate life as a felon on probation, and prove that she is more good than bad. The Many Lives of Mama Love is a heartbreaking, tender, and ultimately inspiring journey from shame to redemption, despite a system that makes it almost impossible for us to move beyond the worst thing we have ever done.
When we are kind to ourselves, we are more able to extend kindness to others. But the Dalai Lama talks about how at the end of the day, he's tired, and he can get cranky. If that's true for the Dalai Lama, it allows us to have a sense of graciousness and patience with ourselves. This is how we offer unconditional kindness to the world, it starts by offering it to ourselves first. In today's episode, join Matt as he interviews Swami Nityananda, a devoted spiritual teacher at the Awake Yoga Meditation community. Her teachings invite people to explore their innate capacity for love, wisdom, joy, harmony, and kindness – prompting people to ask, "How may I be of service?" Today's show unravels the power of unconditional love and kindness, revealing how all of us can triumph even in challenging times. Here are some power takeaways from today's conversation: What is a natural expression of our spiritual energy? The concept of equipoise The story of the mother who donated her son's heart Choose love first, or choose love second. Self-awareness and the ability to self-correct Focus on the light that is present everywhere How every human is connected to their own energy [02:40] Discovering Your Unique Awakeness: Embracing Joy, Curiosity, and Dedication Within you, lies a profound joy intertwined with an insatiable curiosity and an unwavering dedication to exploring spiritual questions. This innate awakening is the natural expression of your vibrant spirit. As each listener embarks on their journey, a fundamental question emerges - what form does this joy, curiosity, wonder, and creative life energy take for each of us individually? Like beautiful fingerprints, we possess a unique identity, but beneath it all, there lies a signature energy that defines our awakeness. Embrace the exploration of your own authentic expression. [15:39] Choosing Love First, Or Choosing Love Second Every human has the ability to choose love and kindness or just step out of the stream. If we do step out of the stream, just choose to step back again. The Dalai Lama talks about how at the end of the day he's tired and not his best self. This allows ordinary humans to have a sense of humor, graciousness, and patience. By cultivating these qualities within, we become more capable of extending the same graciousness and patience to those we encounter on our journey. [30:05] Harnessing the Power of Light and Love: Connecting to our Inner Divine Awareness In moments of anger, frustration, or disconnection, it's crucial to tap into the energy of light and pure love. This divine energy of righteousness, truth, justice, and clarity resides within each of us. By embracing this awareness, we can transcend doubt and live from a place of pure potentiality. So, whenever you encounter injustice or observe feelings of separation, channel the energy of light and love to align with your truest self and radiate your unique essence to the world. Notable quotes: [18:32] When we're gracious & patient with ourselves, we're more able to extend graciousness & patience to others. [18:40] [30:05] If you do experience that feeling of anger or feeling of frustration, or a feeling of disconnect… connect with the energy of light. Connect with the energy of pure love. [30:25] Resources Mentioned: https://awakeyogameditation.org Download this week's free resource instantly when you sign up for The Good Mood Show newsletter here! Or, reach out on our contact page at GoodMoodShow.com/Contact and we will email you a copy of any free resource you request. About the Guest Swami Nityananda's mission is to guide people towards living a life filled with joy and freedom. Her teachings focus on helping listeners connect with the essence of love, wisdom, joy, harmony, and kindness. She embodies selflessness and constantly strives to be of service to others.
EPISODE 1638: In this KEEN ON show, Andrew talks to Tobias Rose-Stockwell, author of OUTRAGE MACHINE, about the checkered history of social media Tobias Rose-Stockwell is a writer, designer, technologist and media researcher whose work has been featured in The Atlantic, WIRED, NPR, the BBC, and on CNN. He is the author of the upcoming book Outrage Machine, which forcefully unpacks social media's influence on news, discourse and democracy. His research has been cited in the adoption of major interventions to reduce toxicity and polarization within tech platforms. He previously ran humanitarian projects in Southeast Asia focused on civil-war reconstruction efforts. He spent six years in Cambodia rebuilding communities overcome by violent conflict, work for which he was honored with an award from the 14th Dalai Lama. He lives in New York City. Named as one of the "100 most connected men" by GQ magazine, Andrew Keen is amongst the world's best known broadcasters and commentators. In addition to presenting KEEN ON, he is the host of the long-running How To Fix Democracy show. He is also the author of four prescient books about digital technology: CULT OF THE AMATEUR, DIGITAL VERTIGO, THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER and HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE. Andrew lives in San Francisco, is married to Cassandra Knight, Google's VP of Litigation & Discovery, and has two grown children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In our first episode on His Holiness' Four Principal Commitments, we'll discuss his commitment to human values with Dr. Richie Davidson, a neuro-scientist known for his groundbreaking work in the study of emotion and the brain.
“How we live is how we die” -- The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Beginners The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the English translation of the Tibetan text known as Bardo Thodol. It serves as a guide for the soul of the deceased after it has left the body and before it is reborn. Lama Lhanang Rinpoche and Mordy Levine co-authored a recently published book, The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Beginners, which provides enduring and accessible advice for living with wisdom and compassion, and meeting the end of life with courage and peace. Lama Lhanang Rinpoche was born in northeastern Tibet. At the age of 8 he was chosen and invited into the monastery by a great Buddhist master. He studied there until he completed his training as a monastic. He has received teachings from a large number of teachers from the different lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, including from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Lama Lhanang Rinpoche is from the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the founder and director of Jigme Lingpa Center, a non-profit organization with centers in the US, Canada and Mexico. His mission and teachings are to develop world peace through inner peace. Mordy Levine, an accomplished entrepreneur, has been a Buddhist practitioner for over 40 years. He is the creator of the Meditation Pro Series, which teaches meditation for conditions that affect western civilization such as stress, insomnia, weight issues and smoking. He serves as president of the Jigme Lingpa Center. In this episode we talk about: · Lama Lhanang's story of coming to America, his initial resistance · Mordy's first experience with karate which led to his journey with Buddhism and his initial resistance · Our state of not knowing that we are unhappy · Summary of the Tibetan Book of the Dead and its history (life and death, the six bardos, direction on how consciousness should proceed during death) · Differences between western and Buddhist perspective on death and aging · When you work with death, death is not death, it is liberation · Fear of death is rooted in our fear of the unknown · We can prepare for death now – training our mind today can bring a peaceful state of mind at death · Chasing material things without appreciation keeps people hungry and unsatisfied; it's Important to have happiness in our hearts and peace in our homes · The benefits of a meditation practice to retrain our minds to be in the present moment · Consider alternative views of the self to create positive karma · Difficult confrontations are gifts to help us see who we really are, we all think we are good people until we are challenged · Learning in wisdom through listening · The only thing we know is our mind; we know nothing about the minds of other people · How to support loved ones as they navigate death (last 10 minutes) Jigme Lingpa Centers: https://www.buddhistsandiego.com/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/Tibetan-Book-Dead-Beginners-Living/dp/B0C384VH5J Mordy's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGQb8ts_ORIbjigbSL9RoCw/featured © the spiritual forum 2023
Brandon Evans is a Canadian firefighter and the man behin "Fire to Light". We discuss the journey to India that led him to studying mindfulness under the Dalai Lama, his journey into the fire service, his own powerful mental health story, the power of compassion, meditation, living in Costa Rica, education and much more.
Welcome to episode #890 of Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast - Episode #890. I often think of Pico Iyer. It could be while I travel... it could be while we were in Covid lockdown. His words truly resonate with me on a very deep level. Pico is an acclaimed wordsmith who began his journey in Oxford, England. With the King's Scholarship at Eton and a Demyship at Magdalen College, Oxford in his kitty, Pico's academic prowess earned him a Congratulatory Double First and the highest accolades in English Literature. In 1980, he joined the teaching fraternity at Harvard, earning a second Master's degree and an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters. Since 1982, Pico has delved into full-time writing, weaving tales on diverse subjects from the Dalai Lama (a personal friend of his) to Islamic mysticism, and from the Cuban Revolution to globalism. His body of work encompasses over 15 books, including enduring bestsellers such as, Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, and The Art of Stillness. These literary gems have been translated into over 20 languages, amplifying his voice across the globe. Besides his own titles, Pico has penned introductions for over 70 other books, composed a screenplay for Miramax, and written a libretto. Complementing his book writing, Pico has contributed upwards of 100 articles annually to international publications such as Time, The New York Times, and the Financial Times. His knack for insightful storytelling has led him to the TED stage (which is where we first met and connected), where his four talks have garnered more than 10 million views. Pico's life beautifully balances between solitude and society. Since 1992, he has divided his time between a Benedictine hermitage in Big Sur, California, a sanctuary that nurtures his craft, and suburban Japan, where he engages with the rhythm of daily life. His journey underscores the harmonious fusion of stillness and movement, solitude and engagement - a fitting testimony to the art he so eloquently writes about. His latest book, The Half Known Life - In Search Of Paradise, is one that I read with stillness and slowness... like a fine wine. Paradise is many things to many people, and this book is an incredible journey to uncover it. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 1:71:52. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. Check out ThinkersOne. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Pico Iyer. The Half Known Life - In Search Of Paradise. Video Night in Kathmandu. The Lady and the Monk. The Art of Stillness. Pico's TED Talks. Follow Pico on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.