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This is September 17th's sermon by Jason Cherry in which he draws lessons from the faith, denial, and restoration of Peter. Jason Cherry is an elder at Trinity Reformed Church, as well as a teacher and lecturer of literature, American history, and economics at Providence Classical School in Huntsville, Alabama. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with an MA in Religion and is the author of the book The Culture of Conversionism and the History of the Altar Call, now available on Amazon. He is husband to Traci, who is proficient at blessing others, and father to Anily and Gaby, who are gifted in the art of laughter. Trinity Reformed Church is a CREC mission church in Huntsville, AL. seeking to extend and unite the Kingdom in the Huntsville area. Check out our website, Facebook or YouTube!
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with David Lipsky about the history of climate science denial. They discuss how he wrote this book, origins of discovering climate change, Edison and Westinghouse, and the influence of Einstein. They discuss the history of scientists observing climate changes, Nixon and the Clean Air Act and EPA, and Fred Singer and his involvement with the Unification church. They also talk about believing pseudoscience, PR campaigns for science denial for smoking and climate, and many more topics. David Lipsky is an author, editor, and teacher. He teaches writing and literature at New York University. He is the author of numerous books including Absolutely American, Although Of Course You End Up Yourself, and his latest book, The Parrot and The Igloo: Climate and the Science of Denial. He is work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, The Best American Short Stories, and The New York Times Book Review. He is also the recipient of the GLAAD award and National Magazine award. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit convergingdialogues.substack.com
With his new book, The Parrot and the Igloo: Climate and the Science of Denial, David Lipsky explores the long history of our understanding of climate science and the massive, industry-funded anti-science movement that worked to undermine action and cause an astonishing amount of destruction. In this episode, the New York Times best-selling author explains why he thinks climate deniers were so effective, why they were given such a big platform, and how Republican politicians came to embrace the anti-science cause. He also discusses why he thinks climate scientists are the hero of his story, what electricity can teach us about the history of American innovation, and what surprised him the most looking back on decades of media coverage on climate change. David Lipsky is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Absolutely American and Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, which was the basis for the movie The End of the Tour. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Harper's Magazine, and New York, and is a recipient of both the National Magazine Award and the GLAAD Media Award. He teaches writing and literature at New York University. Read The Parrot and the Igloo: Climate and the Science of Denial As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at email@example.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group.
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The United States spends more money on healthcare than any other country in the world. In 2021, U.S. healthcare spending reached $4.3 trillion.Medicare, which insures seniors, is America's largest national health program, and therefore, it can and should be compared to its counterpart in other countries. So, how does the United States stack up?How do outcomes in the United States compare for patients, and what kind of comparisons can we make from the point of view of the healthcare provider? Do doctors have it better in the United States, or in other places? What lessons can we learn? Where are the most urgent areas that need reform?During the next live edition of Monitor Mondays, RACmonitor investigative reporter Edward M. Roche will examine U.S. healthcare in comparison with that of other countries, focusing on a number of dimensions, including cost, quality, outcomes, and ease of use.Broadcast segments will include these instantly recognizable features:Monday Rounds: Ronald Hirsch, vice president of R1 RCM, will make his Monday Rounds.The RAC Report: Healthcare attorney Knicole Emanuel will report the latest news about auditors.Risky Business: Healthcare attorney David Glaser, shareholder in the law offices of Fredrikson & Byron, will join the broadcast with his trademark segment.Lead Story: RACmonitor investigative reporter Edward M. Roche will report the lead story on the performance scorecard for Medicare.
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Old Testament: Proverbs 21–22 Proverbs 21–22 (Listen) 21 The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart.3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp1 of the wicked, are sin.5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.27 The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, because they refuse to do what is just.8 The way of the guilty is crooked, but the conduct of the pure is upright.9 It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.11 When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise; when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.12 The Righteous One observes the house of the wicked; he throws the wicked down to ruin.13 Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.14 A gift in secret averts anger, and a concealed bribe,3 strong wrath.15 When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.16 One who wanders from the way of good sense will rest in the assembly of the dead.17 Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.18 The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and the traitor for the upright.19 It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.20 Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.21 Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust.23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.24 “Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.25 The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.26 All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with evil intent.28 A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears will endure.29 A wicked man puts on a bold face, but the upright gives thought to4 his ways.30 No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the LORD.31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD.22 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.2 The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the Maker of them all.3 The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.4 The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life.55 Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them.6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.7 The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.8 Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his fury will fail.9 Whoever has a bountiful6 eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.10 Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease.11 He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the traitor.13 The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!”14 The mouth of forbidden7 women is a deep pit; he with whom the LORD is angry will fall into it.15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.16 Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty. Words of the Wise 17 Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge,18 for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.19 That your trust may be in the LORD, I have made them known to you today, even to you.20 Have I not written for you thirty sayings of counsel and knowledge,21 to make you know what is right and true, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you? 22 Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate,23 for the LORD will plead their cause and rob of life those who rob them.24 Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,25 lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.26 Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts.27 If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you?28 Do not move the ancient landmark that your fathers have set.29 Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men. Footnotes  21:4 Or the plowing  21:6 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Latin; most Hebrew manuscripts vapor for those who seek death  21:14 Hebrew a bribe in the bosom  21:29 Or establishes  22:4 Or The reward for humility is the fear of the Lord, riches and honor and life  22:9 Hebrew good  22:14 Hebrew strange (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 71 Psalm 71 (Listen) Forsake Me Not When My Strength Is Spent 71 In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame!2 In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me!3 Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. 4 Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.5 For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.6 Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother's womb. My praise is continually of you. 7 I have been as a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge.8 My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.9 Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.10 For my enemies speak concerning me; those who watch for my life consult together11 and say, “God has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver him.” 12 O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me!13 May my accusers be put to shame and consumed; with scorn and disgrace may they be covered who seek my hurt.14 But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.15 My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge.16 With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone. 17 O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.18 So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.19 Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?20 You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again.21 You will increase my greatness and comfort me again. 22 I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.23 My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.24 And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt. (ESV) New Testament: John 13 John 13 (Listen) Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet 13 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, 4 rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. 5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” 7 Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” 8 Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” 9 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet,1 but is completely clean. And you2 are clean, but not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.” 12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant3 is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. 18 I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled,4 ‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.' 19 I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he. 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.” One of You Will Betray Me 21 After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke. 23 One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table at Jesus' side,5 24 so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus6 of whom he was speaking. 25 So that disciple, leaning back against Jesus, said to him, “Lord, who is it?” 26 Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I will give this morsel of bread when I have dipped it.” So when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 Then after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.” 28 Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. 29 Some thought that, because Judas had the moneybag, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the feast,” or that he should give something to the poor. 30 So, after receiving the morsel of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night. A New Commandment 31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. 33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.' 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial 36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered him, “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward.” 37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, the rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times. Footnotes  13:10 Some manuscripts omit except for his feet  13:10 The Greek words for you in this verse are plural  13:16 Or bondservant, or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)  13:18 Greek But in order that the Scripture may be fulfilled  13:23 Greek in the bosom of Jesus  13:24 Greek lacks
Five Methods for Overcoming Mortality. Ben Lewis' award-winning thriller returns for a third and final season. Maya and Jake were once close siblings. Now they're divided in an increasingly divided world. Maya's infamy as an activist fighting for social change and climate consciousness has pushed her to the margins, whilst Jake's commitment to serve king and country has placed him at the centre of a society increasingly intolerant of people on the fringe. But Maya and Jake's worlds are about to collide in what will become a fight for survival. For them. And for us. Cast: Jake … Jack Rowan Maya… Siena Kelly Coyote…Divian Ladwa Carly…Lois Chimimba Ash…Ian Dunnett Jnr Matt Finch … Rhashan Stone Voice of the Game…Ryan Sampson Original music and sound design by Danny Krass A BBC Scotland Production directed by Kirsty Williams
Mitt Romney retires from the Senate, Elon denies Ukrainian government requests to activate Starlink, and the debate over the “happily childless” continues. Sohrab Ahmari, Nina Power, and Geoff Shullenberger join Matthew Schmitz. Topics Discussed In This Episode: [00:00] Reflecting on Mitt Romney's career in the wake of his retirement announcement from the US Senate. [11:55] Elon Musk refusing to activate Starlink for fear of escalating War in Ukraine [19:57] A single woman posts that she is happy being single on TikTok and gets dogpiled by the internet - is this type of discourse helpful for demography?
This week we talk about how to manage your denials in your practice. If you can't manage your denials timely then it will catch up to you and your practice and impact revenue. Join other healthcare professionals in the discussion on Facebook Group RevMD.Don't miss an episode, subscribe via Apple Podcasts and if you haven't done so already, Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.If you are looking for a reliable, data-driven, medical biller to help grow your revenue reach out to Info@nationalrevenueconsulting.com or visit us here.
In this re-airing of the RealClearDefense podcast “Hot Wash,” host John Sorensen and RCD Editor David Craig speak with Elbridge Colby, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development under President Trump, and the lead official in the development of the 2018 National Defense Strategy. He is the co-founder and principal of The Marathon Initiative, a non-profit research organization focused on developing US strategy.Most recently Colby is the author of "The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict" in which he lays out the case for challenging China's rise and preparing the US to defend the region."Follow Hot Wash on Twitter @hotwashrcdEmail comments and story suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.orgSubscribe to the RealClearDefense Podcast "Hot Wash"Subscribe to the Morning Recon newsletterfor a daily roundup of news and opinion on the issues that matter for military, defense, veteran affairs, and national security.
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In this episode Amanda shares her birth story! Amanda had "back pain" from what she thought was a pulled back muscle for days- turns out she was in labor the entire time! She arrived to the hospital completely dilated with contractions that were still 8-10 minutes apart. ____________________ If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe and share with your mama friends! wanna be on the podcast? https://www.whatthebumpclt.com/podcast connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthebumpclt our website / blog: www.whatthebumpclt.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/what-the-bump/support
Get the Toolbox Magazine! https://immigrationlawyerstoolbox.com/magazine Guest: Chloé Dybdahl Time Stamps: 00:00 Intro 03:00 Working at DOS As an Attorney 10:18 LegalNet Inquiries 12:32 Case Types for DOS Attorneys 13:43 Embassy Updates: Backlogs, Denials, and Changes 15:49 How to Avoid 221(g) Administrative Processing 18:42 Sports Immigration: Players, Athletes and Leagues 20:51 About JetrGlobal 22:23 Outro Audio Podcast Link: https://sites.libsyn.com/69112/299-interview-with-former-dos-attorney-chloe-dybdahl Itunes Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/299-interview-with-former-dos-attorney-chloe-dybdahl/id1111797806?i=1000627552969 Share the video: https://youtu.be/M8Cg6ZjHOSE Our Website: ImmigrationLawyersToolbox.com Not legal advice. Consult with an Attorney. Attorney Advertisement. #podcaster #Lawyer #ImmigrationLawyer #Interview #Immigration
Mike Chamberlain's believable tone and unhurried pace make him a great choice to narrate this audiobook subtitled “Climate and the Science of Denial.” Host Jo Reed and AudioFile's Alan Minskoff discuss this story examining facts versus falsehoods, and the climate-change deniers. These are the folks who still pit themselves against the scientists revealing unyielding truths of melting glaciers, warming temperatures, and catastrophic weather events. Chamberlain's careful narration of Lipsky's punchy prose makes this enjoyable, informative listening despite the dire nature of the topic. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile's website. Published by HighBridge Audio. Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.com Support for this podcast comes from #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben's explosively fast thriller Shelter is now an Amazon Prime Original Series. Listen to the series that started it all at Audible.com/Shelter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The fall season is just about here. Colorful autumn leaves will be becoming ubiquitous, like claims denials and audits. And in this season, now is the time to “git ‘er done.”And Monitor Mondays is the place to do it.In preparation, following the long Labor Day weekend, RACmonitor producers of Monitor Mondays have enlisted the services of some of the most trusted and respected names in regulatory compliance and claims auditing. And joining this panel of experts in the long-running Internet broadcast will be a new voice added to the lineup: Angela Jordan, currently executive vice president of Calm Waters AI, Inc., specialists in evaluation and management (E&M) leveling services.Broadcast segments will include these instantly recognizable features:Monday Rounds: Ronald Hirsch, vice president of R1 RCM, will make his Monday Rounds.The RAC Report: Healthcare attorney Knicole Emanuel will report the latest news about auditors.Risky Business: Healthcare attorney David Glaser, shareholder in the law offices of Fredrikson & Byron, will join the broadcast with his trademark segment.Legislative Update: Folana Houston, assistant general counsel for Zelis, will report on the latest legislative actions that will impact the healthcare regulatory setting.E&M Update: Angela Jordan, executive vice president for Calm Waters AI, Inc., will report on the latest twists and turns associated with the omnipresent E&M services impacting physicians and physician groups.
Morning: Psalm 81:10; Isaiah 41:17; Isaiah 55:2; Matthew 5:6; Luke 1:53; John 6:35; Revelation 3:17–19 “He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away.” “You say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich…. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.” “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”—When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.—I am the Lord your God…. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.”—“I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” Psalm 81:10 (Listen) 10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. (ESV) Isaiah 41:17 (Listen) 17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the LORD will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them. (ESV) Isaiah 55:2 (Listen) 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. (ESV) Matthew 5:6 (Listen) 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. (ESV) Luke 1:53 (Listen) 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. (ESV) John 6:35 (Listen) 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. (ESV) Revelation 3:17–19 (Listen) 17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. (ESV) Evening: Job 5:19; Psalm 37:24; Psalm 73:2; Psalm 94:18; Proverbs 24:16; Micah 7:8; Luke 22:31–32; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1 My feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail.” The righteous falls seven times and rises again.—Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand. Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.—“He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you.” If anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.—Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Job 5:19 (Listen) 19 He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil1 shall touch you. Footnotes  5:19 Or disaster (ESV) Psalm 37:24 (Listen) 24 though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand. (ESV) Psalm 73:2 (Listen) 2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. (ESV) Psalm 94:18 (Listen) 18 When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. (ESV) Proverbs 24:16 (Listen) 16 for the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity. (ESV) Micah 7:8 (Listen) 8 Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me. (ESV) Luke 22:31–32 (Listen) Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial 31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,1 that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Footnotes  22:31 The Greek word for you (twice in this verse) is plural; in verse 32, all four instances are singular (ESV) Hebrews 7:25 (Listen) 25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost1 those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Footnotes  7:25 That is, completely; or at all times (ESV) 1 John 2:1 (Listen) Christ Our Advocate 2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. (ESV)
Recorded: July 2, 2023 / Published: August 10, 2023 - Text your questions and comments to 865-268-4005 or visit the Krypt at https://kuldrinskrypt.com.- In this episode, we are talking about one of my favorite things-edging.- Rules to Love By: (https://inclusionwoodworks.com)1: Safe, sane, consensual, and informed2: KNKI: Knowledge, No Intolerance, Kindness, Integrity3: “Submission is not about authority and it's not about obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect.” -Wm. Paul Young- “A Guide to Edging-S05E08”Delayed gratification: Building up to orgasm and repeatedly backing off builds up the physical, mental, and emotional anticipation typically resulting in harder, longer, and more fulfilling orgasms.Control: It is very common in BDSM play for the Dom(me) to deny or edge a submissive. Denial of a basic animalistic urge can be an extremely intoxicating type of controlAwareness: Edging tends to make people more self-aware of their bodies and minds involving their orgasmic state and how things like breathing and internal thoughts add to or take away from their orgasms. They can then apply that knowledge to other sexual experiences when not edging to provide similar results.According to Anne Russo, LCSW, “edging involves building up to orgasm and then slowing down or taking breaks before you or your partner reach climax. The process, sometimes called “surfing” or “peaking,” can increase blood flow to the genitals to enhance arousal. This can create a lot of sexual tension and excitement, which can lead to a really intense and pleasurable orgasm. It's like a rollercoaster ride for your body.”The prolonged release of dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, testosterone, and estrogen can provide a much deeper and longer-lasting euphoric state.Addiction: due to the release of neurotransmitters and hormones it is an easily addictive behavior.Loss of orgasm: This can happen once (common), often (common), or permanently (rare). There is a fine line between an edging, a denied, and a ruined orgasm. Many people if edged too long can become so mentally frustrated that it gets in the way of the physical release.Some people start requiring longer and longer “rollercoaster rides” to get the same level of chemical release. If this is constantly being fed, the mind and body will become programmed through classic conditioning and won't be able to get enough to complete the release. You will easily recognize this happening and you know to take a few weeks or even a few months from all sexual activity to allow for a reset. It's also advised to seek help from a professional therapist or psychologist who specializes in sexual addictions and dysfunctions.Diminished or loss of genital sensitivity: On average it takes women 20 minutes to climax and men 2-10 minutes. Think about the amount of stimulation that it takes for an hour, two-hour, or ten-hour “rollercoaster ride” of edging! Now, multiply that by the average number of times a person masturbates and has sex a week. I don't have those figures but that's got to be a metric shit-ton. The nerves are so sensitive that prolonged, intense stimulation can cause them to dull. This can make it difficult, hard, or even impossible to orgasm.The numbers game: rating the pleasure intensity on a scale from 0-10 and picking numbers or rolling dice for pleasure peaks and valleys.How close can you get? Pushing for the exact edge of climax without going over.Ejaculating without orgasm: Running a man to edge of climax and then removing all stimulation can cause men to ejaculate without the full body orgasm. This often means no loss of erection and further build-ups to finally achieve climax is possible.A great article on edging by Tianna Soto: https://stylecaster.com/lifestyle/love-sex/1388127/what-is-edging/What is edging? Edging, peaking, or surfing is a sexual technique whereby an orgasm is controlled for the purpose of prolonged pleasure and/or agony, It can be performed alone or with a partner and involves the maintenance of a high level of sexual arousal for an extended period without reaching climax.Why?How does it work?Who's it for? Everyone, right?!?! Well, no. I haven't been able to find any statistics I trust so basing it only on my personal experiences, I'd say half or most people have stronger, longer-lasting orgasms from edging, around 20% have mixed results, and 20% have consistently diminished orgasmic experiences.Risks?How? Easy! First, if doing this with a partner, talk about it thoroughly and openly. Make sure everyone is on board, consent is agreed upon, and an easy safe word is known. Bring yourself or your partner to the brink of orgasm and slow down, stop, or move the focal point of stimulation to another part of the body. Do this as many times as desired or until a safe word is called. Be sure to talk about what that safe word means. Does it mean all sexual contact must stop? Is it a way to say “I can't take it anymore! I need to cum NOW!” or does it indicate a need to check in and see which one the person wants. 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We certainly have had – and the world has had – our fair share of reasons to grieve. Wherever you live, you felt the fear and loss of the pandemic. Add on to that, the impact of hurricanes, tornados, drought, fires, floods, war, racism, political unrest, violence… we've got it all - some countries more than others. But these events are also a backdrop for whatever happens in our personal lives – people who we've loved dying, losing a job, having to move or even to escape from where you've lived, developing a severe mental or physical illness or one that's chronically debilitating, being abused… The list goes on and on. And we need to grieve. Yet, one of the ironies is that the model we've been taught – in a very “this is how you should be grieving” kind of way – was created to help us understand what the person dying might feel and wasn't created to describe the grief of people who are alive and grieving loss. What's grief really like? How do the stages that Kübler-Ross help? How do they hurt? What are the effects of your culture or faith alter your experience of grief? How is the Internet changing the way we grieve? The listener email for today is from a woman whose sense of emotional stability has decreased after the death of her father – and she has no relationship with her mom. She uses the term, “I feel orphaned.” So as always, we'll talk about what you can do about it. Before we go on, I'd like to invite you to listen and watch my TEDxBocaRaton talk.. Here's one of the many reviews… "Dr. Rutherford, what a beautiful talk. I watched it several times. We can all learn to recognize the signs and be ready to support those who might be silently struggling. This TEDx talk is a powerful reminder to be more attentive to the people around us, listen beyond the surface, and offer support without judgment." Click here to listen! Advertisers Links: Have you been putting off getting help? BetterHelp, the #1 online therapy provider, has a special offer for you now! Vital Links: Heidi Bastian's article in The Atlantic Article: It's Time To Let The Five Stages of Grief Die Dr. Franco's article on cultural differences in grief. You can hear more about this and many other topics by listening to my podcast, The Selfwork Podcast. Subscribe to my website and receive my weekly newsletter including a blog post and podcast! If you'd like to join my FaceBook closed group, then click here and answer the membership questions! Welcome! My book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression is available here! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the many self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life. And it's available in paperback, eBook or as an audiobook! And there's another way to send me a message! You can record by clicking below and ask your question or make a comment. You'll have 90 seconds to do so and that time goes quickly. By recording, you're giving SelfWork (and me) permission to use your voice on the podcast. I'll look forward to hearing from you! Episode Transcript: Intro: This is SelfWork and I'm Dr. Margaret Rutherford. At SelfWork, we'll discuss psychological and emotional issues common in today's world and what to do about them. I'm Dr. Margaret and SelfWork is a podcast dedicated to you taking just a few minutes today for your own selfwork. Welcome or welcome back to SelfWork. I'm Dr. Margaret Ruthford. I'm so glad you're here. I started this podcast almost seven years ago now to extend the walls of my practice to those of you who are already interested maybe in therapy or you were just interested in psychological stuff, to those of you who might have just been diagnosed or you're looking for some answers. And to those of you who might just be a little skeptical about the whole mental health horizon, so welcome, welcome to all of you. We certainly have had, and the world has had their fair share of reasons to grieve recently. Wherever you live, you felt the fear and loss of the pandemic. Add onto that, the impact of hurricanes, tornadoes, drought, fires, floods, war, racism, political unrest, violence - we've got it all - some countries more than others, but these events are also a backdrop for whatever happens in our personal lives, people who we've loved dying, we lose a job, we have to move or even you, you have to escape where you've lived. You develop a severe mental or physical illness or or that's chronically debilitating or someone you love does or you're being abused. The list goes on and on and we need to grieve. And yet one of the ironies, and what I want to address in today's SelfWork is that the model we've had taught to us in a very "this is how you should be grieving" kind of way, was initially met or designed to describe the stages of grief for the person who is terminally ill or dying themselves. It's Elizabeth Kübler Ross's five stages of grief. It was never meant for the people who were alive in grieving a loss. So that's what we're gonna talk about today. What's grief really like? How did the stages that Kübler Ross suggests help? How do they hurt? What are the effects of your culture or faith and how does that alter your experience of grief? How is the internet changing the way we grieve? That's an interesting kind of subject. The listener mail for today is from a woman whose sense of emotional stability has decreased after the death of her father, and she has no relationship with her mom. She uses the term, "I feel orphaned." I've heard so many people say this, so we're gonna talk about it today on SelfWork. Before we go on, I'd like to invite you to listen and watch my TEDxBocaRaton talk. Here's one of the many reviews, "Dr. Margaret Rutherford. What a beautiful talk. I watched it several times. We can all learn to recognize the signs and be ready to support those who might be silently struggling. This TEDx talk is a powerful reminder to be more attentive to the people around us. Listen beyond the surface and offer support without judgment. Together we can break mental health stigma and create a more compassionate and understanding society." So I will have the link in the show notes or you can just put in Dr. Margaret Rutherford TEDx and it'll lead you right with my YouTube. And of course, if you like it, please say you do or check that off and even leave a review. I'm beginning to get asked to speak about perfectly in depression directly because of this TEDx talk. And so that's a wonderful and very helpful way you can help me spread what I believe is a very important message. Thanks, my gratitude to y'all. Episode Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, the psychiatrist who first developed and wrote about five stages of grief, gathered her ideas from conversations with dying patients. She talked to them and she watched the grief that they go through. And yet it was snapped up by others to describe what everyone who is grieving must go through. In fact, it doesn't make a lot of sense when you think of it and it's even becomes something you should be going through, which is really ridiculous. For one thing, the stages are interactive, but somehow people have felt bad that those stages weren't part of their experience. In an article put out by McGill entitled, it's Time to Let the Five Stages of Grief Die. The author state and I quote while she was a psychiatry resident in New York, Kubler Ross realized how little attention was paid by hospital staff to terminally ill patients and how little medical knowledge there was regarding the psychological aspects besetting patients facing death. She worked extensively with terminally ill patients throughout her medical school career and continued to study and teach about such topics. She was also criticized by academic researchers for not running a real study. Instead, she used conversations with a dying as her basis for putting the stages forth and wanting medical staff to be a better attuned to what was going on with these patients. Now, what are those stages that she was describing? You may have thought I needed to know this way before now, but here we go. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. She asserted that these stages weren't rigid. You could feel or express them at any time. Denial that you were dying or that you had a serious illness might make you not seek treatment or refuse treatment. Keep how serious your illness was out of your consciousness. Anger is the second one, anger that it feels unfair that you're not ready to die, that you have more life to live. The third one is bargaining. If I can just get better, I'll never do X, Y, or Z again, or I'll start doing X, Y, or Z. Then there's depression, sadness over past choices, sadness over not having control, sadness that you're leaving the people you love, the life you've been fulfilled by and thus acceptance, realizing there's truly no more you can do. Acceptance that you won't see your grandchild born or your kid graduating from high school. Of course, how you grieve is shaped so much by the culture you live in or in the rituals, the religion you follow or that you have faith in general. Dr. Marissa Franco, who we've had here as SelfWork as a guest, she's really cool, writes in Psychology Today that research suggests that when we're helping our loved ones cope with grief, we should consider what they find. Most supportive people in the Asian and Asian American communities for example, may prefer spending time with close others without talking about their grief. While people in the European American community may want more explicit emotional support. So she's pointing out that we need to understand and be aware of how a certain person may be grieving, how their culture influences them, how their faith influences them, and what you may need or want to do to be respectful of that because that's what's important. Even with the best of intentions, you may make someone's experience of grief more difficult or if they really want that kind of support from you, they want to talk about their loved one who's gone. Then you hold back obvious emotional support and you don't wanna do that, or at least most of us don't. actually to know what's truly helpful. You could of course ask and not assume, how would you like for me to support you? So what role does a belief in life after death have on grief? I looked at several different studies but was drawn to one whose results showed that people reporting no spiritual belief had not resolved their grief. By 14 months after the death, participants with strong spiritual beliefs resolved their grief progressively over the same period. And then people with low levels of belief showed little change in the first nine months but thereafter resolved their grief. So basically a spiritual belief seemed to increase the likelihood that you'll resolve your grief earlier and even a small bit of relief helped to resolve grief more quickly. That's important. But let me quickly say that's not necessarily been what I've seen in my own clients, and I've watched many people grieve. Because so much of what matters is the timing or the way someone died. Did you have a chance to do what's called anticipatory grieving? Allowing yourself to feel what it's going to feel like to lose someone you love, whether you got to say goodbye, whether you feel to blame or partially responsible for their death or you were told that you were responsible. Grief can often challenge your belief in some of these instances. If there's a God, then how did this happen? Now for those of you listening who say, if you believe in heaven, if you believe in life after death or if your religion is Buddhist or Hindu or whatever it is, that may of course be very comforting. I'm not saying that, but here's an example. I worked with a man years ago whose alcoholic parents had told him he was to blame for a sibling's death when he had been only a child himself. When it occurred they were inside drinking and this 10 year old boy was tasked with watching his four younger siblings and one of them got hit by a car. So obviously when you're blamed, when you have a terrible time processing your own grief, or maybe you lose contact with others who you might be grieving with, you've got to go back to college or you've got a new job or you've quickly moved to a new home. So those that you might be grieving with are no longer there. Of course, our modern technology helps with that, but still, but there's also the possibility that you are not even allowed to speak of your mom who died because your father has remarried. So many factors affect your grief, how you are encouraged to express it or how you're not allowed to do so again, faith, a certain structure of what happens after death. If you believe, that can certainly be helpful, but from my perspective at in my experience, that suddenly you just don't grieve. That's far too simplistic. Let's stop for a moment for a brief message and offer from BetterHelp where you just might turn in this kind of grieving situation or time. BetterHelp Ad I recently heard a fascinating reframe for the idea of asking for help. Maybe you view asking for help as something someone does who's falling apart or who isn't strong. So consider this. What if asking for help means that you won't let anything get in your way of solving an issue, finding out an answer or discovering a better direction? Asking for help is much more about your determination to recognize what needs your attention or what is getting in your way of having the life you want better help. The number one online therapy provider makes reaching out about as easy as it can get. Within 48 hours, you'll have a professional licensed therapist with whom you can text, email, or talk with to guide you and you're not having to comb through therapist websites or drive to appointments. It's convenient, inexpensive, and readily available. Now you can find a therapist that fits your needs with better help and if you use the code or link betterhelp.com/selfwork, you get 10% off your first month of sessions. So just do it. You'll be glad you did that. Link again is betterhelp.com/selfwork to get 10% off your first month of surfaces. Episode Continues Sometimes when I'm looking into a topic like I did today, I realize that someone has said something born from their their own experience and expertise that I just can't say better. So when I read this Atlantic article by a grieving mother who's also a researcher, Heidi Bastian, I knew I was having that experience again. She went looking after her 38 year old son's sudden death for help. She found everything from you'll never survive This grief to the idea that there is a time period when grief will be at its strongest but will abate. I want to share this with you because it's the wisest thing I've read on my journey to bring you this episode. So I'm going to be directly quoting from Heidi Bastian's Atlantic article, and if you want to read all of it, I will have it in the show notes. So I quote, "For most people, after most deaths, grief starts to ease after a few weeks and continues to reduce. From there, there can still be tough times ahead, but in most circumstances, by the time you reach six months, you're unlikely to be in a constant state of severe grief. Although most people will experience grief when they lose someone close to them, they won't be overwhelmed by it. For roughly half the bereaved grief is mild or moderate and then subsides among those who experience high levels of grief at the outset, distress will usually begin to ease in a few weeks or months to, it's not a straight line where each day is better than the one before, but the overall level of suffering does go down over time" "Some bereaved people thought about 10% according to the research will be in severe grief for six months or longer. The risk of remaining in deep grief for more than a year is higher for those under socioeconomic stress or who experience the loss of a spouse and it's even higher still after the loss of a child or a sudden death via accident, suicide or homicide." That's kind of what I was saying before. So for example, I worked with someone last year who lost her older child in a plane wreck and her husband was also on that plane - and he survived. So where does grief get expressed in that family? Often grieve isn't a solo event others lived through. So again, is there a right way to grieve? No, no, no. Also, to chime in with Ms. Bastian, I have found that grief sort of comes in waves and I've talked about this on the podcast. And you'll wonder and even be afraid what's happening when you get hit by what seems like a stronger wave than ever when your grief had been subsiding. "Oh my, I'm going all the way back to where I was in the first place." That's not my experience with grief. Grief comes in waves and some are stronger than others and then all of a sudden you can get hit by a rogue wave when you get triggered in some way. That's also grief. But let's talk about when it becomes more severe in penetrating, and I'm gonna go back to Miss Bastian's article. "Adults who face this long-running, even severe distress are experiencing what many clinicians and researchers term prolonged or complicated grief. This increases their chances of having serious mental and physical health problems, including premature death and suicidal thoughts. Even if we don't personally know someone who died within a couple of years of a major loss, we've probably all heard stories of it". So back to just me talking , there is a new diagnosis called complicated grief and it's still very controversial 'cause it seems to be pathologizing really deep grief and they give it some sort of one year cutoff. If you're still grieving after one year, then you should be given a diagnosis of complicated grief. The Washington Post op-ed argued why set expectations on its pace or texture. Why pathologize love? Now I'm back to Miss Bastian. Okay, so basically Adam was the name of her son, and I'm gonna go back to this part of her article. "When Adam died, I needed hope that a vibrant life was within my reach. The science showed me that it might be closer than I could even imagine. So I tried to look forward, forward as I did so I held onto a thought about my boy that helped me face a future without him." And this is incredibly profound. So please listen closely. Ms. Baston: "He had loved me his whole life, that love is precious and it's for keeps. I will not waste it." So what she seems to be saying is she's reached a space or place in her heart and her mind where emotionally dying herself from the pain of losing her son would devalue his love for her. I remember a woman I worked with many years ago or several years ago, lost her daughter in a tragic accident, completely shocking and a little more than a year after her death, she went to a wedding of one of her daughter's really good friends and they had a picture of her daughter there because she was supposed to have been in the wedding. And she came back into therapy and said something very similar to Ms. Bastian. She said, "I realized I was there because everyone there had loved my daughter and I loved my daughter, and I was there to honor her as hard as it was for her to go." Deciding you're not going to emotionally die along with your your son or your brother, or your mother or your friend is so important. I see this so much. It's a choice to continue living and in so doing, honoring the person who died. I get a Christmas card every year, in fact, from a family I saw years ago, a couple who'd lost their second child days after his birth.One of them became very angry as his faith was temporarily shattered. The other focused on their living child while also grieving and they had a bit of struggle trying to understand and accept that their separate ways of grieving was okay, that neither had to give up or change their grieving pattern to appease the other. I've seen this difference in grief often within a couple. It's not wrong, it's normal and natural in their card. I noticed immediately another child that had been born, I'm sure they still grieve the child that didn't live, but it doesn't seem to be stopping them from living and connecting to their life. Now, if you're struggling, then please do seek help. If you're stuck, you can get unstuck, but you may need someone who understands that there's no correct recipe for grief. You simply may need help through compassion and gathering hope. Listener Email: Here's our listener email for today. Hi, Dr. Rutherford. I listened to your podcast many times and I love it. I'm 49. I escaped my mom physically to be leaving Israel 23 years ago. I've done extensive work on myself and now I'm in the process of writing a book. Since my dad passed away three years ago also in Israel, I've been re-experiencing feeling wise, returned anxiety, depression, and I'm not as grounded and solid in my place in life. It's all subjective. I have a great family, friends and a husband, but I feel orphaned and guilty for being a bad daughter to my mom, feeling sort of lonely. I'm in California and would love to connect on better help. She didn't realize I couldn't do that. The book writing is obviously triggering, but at the same time I have to do it. I love writing. So again, this was another message that was sent to me on my email, email@example.com and I invite you to do so. But as I read this, the first analogy that came to mind as this listener was talking about how writing a book, I'm assuming about her struggles as a child in Israel is very triggering for her. Of course it is often when people tell me they don't want to journal, but I might be suggesting it. What they say is, "I don't know what it'll be like to actually see things in black and white." Or I also hear, "What if someone finds it?" The first question I answer by saying they're absolutely correct. It's often difficult to see your feelings on paper to write down the painful experiences you had. It brings them much more to the surface. You bet it's hard. Here's the analogy I've used. So if your memories are held in a big iron soup pod on the stove and they've been simmering very, very slowly for years with the top on, so slowly they've barely even created any steam, but now you're opening the lid and you might get a huge cloud of steam that reflects those experiences and you have a sudden painful reaction, but you leave the lid off and the puddle settle down again, right? It'll go back to a simmer. In fact, you might not be able to smell anything at all when you got a huge whiff when you first opened the pot. But what if you continue to stir the pot with every one of those stirs some of the smells of your past, the emotions and memories that belong to what happened will become stronger. Therapy's almost always about stirring the pot, talking with friends, however you communicated. However you begin to reveal yourself is stirring the pot and journaling, or certainly writing a book is also doing the same thing. But there's one other factor. The death of her father and she doesn't describe their relationship, just says he was also in Israel. But that death may be very symbolically reminding her of the many losses she's experienced, maybe her dad's voice helped her feel that she'd done what she needed to do to protect herself from her mom. Maybe she's simply grieving that her dad is also gone. I'm not sure, but all of this sounds normal to me. Given the circumstance, estranging yourself from a parent or a sibling due to the damaging impact they had on you. When that estrangement is about self-protection, it's complicated. It can be a relief in many ways, but it's very sad as well. I hope this listener goes to better help or a local therapist to get some of the feedback that she seems to need. Outro: Once again, thank you for being here. I wanna remind you we're doing a little giveaway. If you'll leave a review, an actual written review on Apple Podcasts, then I'm gonna choose two of those reviewers to get a book. Marriage is Not for Chickens, and what I'm gonna do, I realize that many of you probably don't even know what I'm talking about. So in a YGTG coming up in just a couple of days, I'll actually read the book to you. It takes about maybe two and a half minutes , it's a little book meant to be a gift or a little anniversary, something special present or a getting married present. And I know we have a lot of following winter weddings coming up, or like I say, just anniversaries. It's a fun little gift. My communications manager, Christine Mathias, who's also this incredible photographer, she and I did it and she did a lot of the pictures and certainly did a lot of the framing of those. And I had a friend from way long ago also contribute to the photography. But the post itself, actually when it was in the Huffington Post, it earned 200,000 views and 50,000 shares. And of course, I didn't get invited on Good Morning America or , any of those. I guess if you're writing about something happy, that doesn't happen, but I'm gonna give away two copies to two people who leave written reviews for the month of September. So have at it. Let me know what you think about SelfWork, whether that's to say, oh, I wish you didn't do this so much, or you know, whatever I really need and want your feedback. Thanks so much and subscribe. Get onto my new website at drmargaretruthford.com. Look around. It's a lot of fun and if you subscribe there, then you'll get my weekly newsletter. That's it, I promise. But it has some interesting things that I'm doing or ideas I have things that you could be a part of on my Facebook page, that's facebook.com/groups/ self-work. Sometimes we get together for discussions, that kind of thing. But all in all, thank you for being here today. Please take very good care of you, of that family you love, and friends that you love, and your community. I'm Dr. Margaret and this has been SelfWork.
September 8, 2023 Ray, Mark, and Scott discuss questions that came into the Urology Coding and Reimbursement Group:We use shared visits to facilitate our inpatient consultations. Typically our APP will perform history and exam, and the physician will perform the elements of the MDM. Our coders are having a controversy as to if this is acceptable for using FS modifier stating shared visits have to be based on time and feel should be billed as the APP doing the substantive work. Our understanding is that those changes (time based only) were delayed until 2024, so for remaining 2023 the physician can continue to be the billing provider as long as we are doing the MDM element as the “substantive portion.”Any further clarification available?(Also In that scenario, would it be conceivable to be the billing provider even in the absence face to fave encounter if the elements of MDM are met. Thoughts?)Does anyone know where to find "Procedure to Provider" edits? We have a PCR lab in Illinois and two of the billed codes are being denied with CO B7 reason code. This reason code indicates the provider is not eligible forUrology Documentation, Coding, and Billing CertificationFor Urologists and APPs (Click Here for Pricing, More Information, and Registration)Documentation, Coding, and Billing Fellowship - Urology (DCB-FS) For Coders, Billers, and Admins (Click Here for Pricing, More Information, and Registration)Documentation, Coding, and Billing Specialist Certification (DCB-SC)Documentation, Coding, and Billing Master Certification (DCB-MC)Urology Advanced Coding and Reimbursement Seminar(Click Here for More information and Registration) Las Vegas, December 1 & 2, 20238 am - 4:30 pm Friday, 8 am - 3:30 pm SaturdayNew Orleans, January 26 & 27, 20248 am - 4:30 pm Friday, 8 am - 3:30 pm SaturdayReserve your spot and save!As a Urology Coding and Reimbursement Podcast listener, you get access to a discount (expires 8/31/23).Use code: 24UACRS733Get signed up today and get peace of mind knowing you will be prepared for all the upcoming changes.The Thriving Urology Practice Facebook group.The Thriving Urology Practice Facebook Group link to join:https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThrivingPractice/ Join the discussion:Urology Coding and Reimbursement Group - Join for free and ask your questions, and share your wisdom.Click Here to Start Your Free Trial of AUACodingToday.com
anger is an acid / anger ends in shame / the 2 things one should never be angry about / anger is a wind that blows out our reasoning / the best speech you will ever regret / raging in denial of what our inner self is telling us / would Plato hang out with Raghu and Kaustubha? / how many times is anger mentioned in Bhagavad-gita / transcending anger through devotion / Pajapati Daksha comes back
anger is an acid / anger ends in shame / the 2 things one should never be angry about / anger is a wind that blows out our reasoning / the best speech you will ever regret / raging in denial of what our inner self is telling us / would Plato hang out with Raghu and Kaustubha? / how many times is anger mentioned in Bhagavad-gita / transcending anger through devotion / Pajapati Daksha comes back
EP 91: Are you an “empty nester” or getting close? I am what I call a "half empty nester” with my oldest kid who just went to college ten days ago. Are you redefining your role as a mom in midlife? I sure am! Have 1 or more kids in college or out of the house? Are you a midlife mom looking for more meaning, purpose and connection? Perhaps feeling slightly irrelevant and/or invisible? Me too! Then this episode is for you! If you are experiencing the empty nest process yourself (or preparing to in the next little while) then I might have everything you need to tackle this new step in your life. You'll learn: About moving out of denial and into acceptance. Yes, you have a child that is old enough to graduate from high school and move out of the house No, that doesn't mean you're irrelevant. Listen to find out why Expect the tears to come in the unexpected moments, you can't plan for those emotions Partial acceptance is a step in the right direction Navigating the stage of self pity How I feel like I am in a “Jell-o State” & the “Ugh Hotel” Let's Talk Midlife! My half empty nest breakdown led to me creating my first 3 day free live workshop called Let's Talk Midlife. It's September 19, 20 and 21st-one hour each day, live with me on Zoom10am-11am PST / 1pm-2pm EST. Day 1: Kids are leaving, now what? Day 2: What's next for me? Day 3: F*ck fear. INTERESTED? CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION Looking forward to connecting with you! Here are some ways to connect with me! THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC SHOW NOTES: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/episodes/91 THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/theflexibleneurotic/ THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC WEBSITE: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/ THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment.”— Dr. Elliott MalametIn this special SOLJ (School of Living Jewishly) episode, Dr. Elliott Malamet brings us a conversation about the most important prayer Jewish people revisit each year at Rosh Hashanah, Unetanah Tokef. Rosh Hashanah is a time to reflect on the year that has just passed, and meditate on the one that is about to come. Each year we have a certain set of expectations that things will not change - but in anticipation of change, how can we prepare ourselves for the year ahead? How can we accept that death may come, or that loved ones may change life direction and move away?At the end of this episode, stay tuned for Elliott's practical questions and exercises that will help you to prepare for the High Holidays, and set intentions for how you would like to spend your time in the year to come.This episode discusses: ✔ Preparing our thoughts and revisiting our routines in anticipation of Rosh Hashanah✔ What to do when life's plans get off track✔ How to be more mindful of the time we have available to us Highlights: 00:01 Intro01:20 High Holidays 02:11 The most important prayer 04:25 Routine expectations 06:50 Denial of death11:05 Dying vs. time passing 14:32 Expectations vs. reality17:00 Connection to the High Holidays 19:46 Restarting and changing course 23:19 Motivation to change 25:37 Questions for change27:31 Practical exercises Links: To get in contact or learn more about Living Jewishly: Visit our website: https://livingjewishly.org Follow us on Instagram: @living.jewishly Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO2YEegjapKpQeXG6zh6tzw or send us an email at email@example.com. Shalom!
Dr. William Makis returns to SGT Report to discuss the war against humanity and the complete denial by the medical establishment and mainstream media that there is any problem whatsoever with the bioweapon masquerading as a vaccine - as they prepare the public for Lockdown 2.0 and NEW "vaccines".
Eight Tips Not to Get Ripped Off as an Actor and the Three Pillars to a Successful Acting Career Today, I'm going to talk about clear thinking in unclear times. And I think that could apply to so many things. It could apply to our industry, it could apply to AI, and what's going to happen, it could apply to strikes, it could apply just to the state of the world. So, let's take a second to talk about clear thinking and how to achieve it. The Language of Letting Go "Clear thinking. Strive for clear thinking." Already right there with that sentence. Strive for clear thinking. For me, what that means is to strive for wisdom. Strive for wisdom from the smartest part of me, my highest intelligence, because many of us have had our thinking clouded by denial or potentially our egos. Some of us have even lost faith in ourselves because we've spent some time in denial. In other words, just like pushing things away so we don't have to think about it. "Finances, career, love, life, so many things, but losing faith in our thinking isn't going to help us. What we need to do is lose faith in denial or lose faith in our coping mechanisms." So many times, I've heard so many people tell me that they shove their bills into the drawer and close the door because they just don't want to face it or put it in a pile over the other side of the room so they don't have to face it. Don't return a phone call because if they don't return a phone call, then it's just not happening. Again, we are striving for clear thinking, and we need to lose faith in those coping mechanisms, the hiding our face so you can't see me or the pushing the bills into the drawer so they don't exist. We need to lose faith in that kind of stuff and start gaining faith in our thinking. And in our ability to receive wisdom and clear thought from our higher selves, the universe, or whatever you want to call it. We didn't resort to denial either someone else's problem or our own because we were deficient. We didn't do these things because we were deficient. "Denial is the shock absorber for the soul. It protects us until we are equipped to cope with reality." Clear thinking doesn't mean that we're never going to resort to denial again. Of course, not because we're human beings; we're not perfect. Denial is the first step toward acceptance. For most of our lives, we are striving to accept something, and sometimes, we need to deny it first before we can look at it because we need that shock absorption. "Clear thinking means we don't allow ourselves to become immersed in negativity or unrealistic expectations." I have found that when I get negative, I am working against myself. I'm resorting to lower energies. I don't want to be operating in lower energies. I want to be operating with optimal energy. I want to deal with reality. What is so important is that we surround ourselves with other clear thinkers, which can sometimes be very painful because some of the people we love most in the world may be steeped in negativity, may not be clear thinkers, may not have a spiritual relationship with the universe, and that is fine as long as I continue to take care of myself when I am with those people. I always call it putting on my bubble suit, staying in my little positive bubble. But still being real and still being steeped in reality. "Seek peace of mind. Seek realistic support. Ask for help from the universe. Meditate. Thank you for giving me some clear thought. Thank you for clear thought. Thank you for helping me to think clearly on this matter." Thank you for helping me to think clearly on this matter. That's all you have to say. Just say it doesn't matter if you don't know who you're saying it to; just say it. "We keep our thinking on track by asking the universe to help us think clearly. Not by expecting the universe or another human being to do the clear thinking for us." We need to access our own clear thinking. Because when we do that, we stay out of victimhood, and we take responsibility for our thoughts because we need our thoughts to align with our goals so we can achieve them. And guess what else we need? We need our actions to align with our thoughts and our thoughts to align with our goals, and we need our actions to align with our goals. "There is so much to learn. If we can be humble enough to just ask for a bit of clear thinking, thank you for guiding me to think clearly on this matter."
is it time to rethink your relationship with alcohol? Paul welcomes Jen Hirst to discuss the topic of sobriety and the effects of alcohol on the mind and body. Jen is a sober coach and mother of two, and shares her personal journey of overcoming addiction and the challenges she faced along the way. Jen highlights the lies we tell ourselves about alcohol, such as its ability to help us relax or have fun. She encourages listeners to focus on the gains of sobriety, including improved mental and physical health, the ability to fully experience life, and the opportunity for personal growth. Do you want access to even deeper, even more powerful subconscious training content without the intros, exclusive invites to Mindset Change Masterminds, and discounts from workshops? Join the Mindset Change Another Level channel below:patreon.com/mindsetchange Mindset Change WhatsApp Community Link. Contact and social links below: https://mindsetchangeuk.com/useful-links KEY TAKEAWAYS Sobriety can lead to significant improvements in mental and physical health. Jen's journey to sobriety resulted in improved mental well-being, stronger relationships, and a healthier lifestyle. The societal perception of alcohol as necessary for relaxation, fun, and socialising is a lie. Alcohol is a neurotoxin and depressant that can actually increase anxiety and negatively impact overall well-being. Feelings and emotions should be embraced and felt rather than suppressed with alcohol. Sobriety provides an opportunity to learn healthy coping mechanisms and develop emotional resilience. Alcohol can have serious health consequences, including increased anxiety, changes in brain structure, and an increased risk of diseases such as Alzheimer's and breast cancer. Choosing sobriety can significantly improve overall health and reduce the risk of these negative outcomes. BEST MOMENTS "No one's thinking about you. We're all just focused on ourselves." "If something isn't fun without alcohol, it's probably just not fun." "All feelings need to be felt. All feelings are valid." "Drinking doesn't get you anywhere. It only gives you more problems." VALUABLE RESOURCES Mindset Change Podcast Mindset Change Coaching The Mindset Coach UK Instagram Mindset Change YouTube Lighthouse Sobriety - https://joinlighthousesobriety.com ABOUT THE HOST Paul Sheppard Paul Sheppard is a life-transforming anxiety and mindset coach, hypnotherapist, and host of the top ten Mindset Change podcast. He is on a mission with his holistic approach to help everybody set themselves free from limiting mindsets and feel less anxious and more empowered. Paul coaches people 121 or in groups online around the world, and you can reach him here.This show was brought to you by Progressive Media
Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico and Cabinent Official for Bill Clinton has died in his sleep at age 75. Richardson was also accused of taking part in Jeffrey Epstein's abuse and enabling Jeffrey Epstein's behavior for years in New Mexico and elsewhere. Accusations: Bill Richardson was named in a lawsuit filed by one of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre (formerly known as Virginia Roberts). Giuffre claimed that Richardson, along with other prominent individuals, was involved in Epstein's sex trafficking operation and that she had been forced to have sexual relations with him. Richardson denied these allegations.Denial and Response: Bill Richardson vehemently denied any involvement in Epstein's illegal activities and maintained that he had never met Virginia Giuffre. He released statements and went on record to deny the accusations.(commercial at 8:28)to contact me:firstname.lastname@example.org:Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking victim named Bill Richardson, George Mitchell in newly released documents | Fox NewsThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5003294/advertisement
Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico and Cabinent Official for Bill Clinton has died in his sleep at age 75. Richardson was also accused of taking part in Jeffrey Epstein's abuse and enabling Jeffrey Epstein's behavior for years in New Mexico and elsewhere. Accusations: Bill Richardson was named in a lawsuit filed by one of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre (formerly known as Virginia Roberts). Giuffre claimed that Richardson, along with other prominent individuals, was involved in Epstein's sex trafficking operation and that she had been forced to have sexual relations with him. Richardson denied these allegations.Denial and Response: Bill Richardson vehemently denied any involvement in Epstein's illegal activities and maintained that he had never met Virginia Giuffre. He released statements and went on record to deny the accusations.(commercial at 8:28)to contact me:email@example.com:Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking victim named Bill Richardson, George Mitchell in newly released documents | Fox NewsThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5080327/advertisement
Old Testament: Job 33–34 Job 33–34 (Listen) Elihu Rebukes Job 33 “But now, hear my speech, O Job, and listen to all my words.2 Behold, I open my mouth; the tongue in my mouth speaks.3 My words declare the uprightness of my heart, and what my lips know they speak sincerely.4 The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.5 Answer me, if you can; set your words in order before me; take your stand.6 Behold, I am toward God as you are; I too was pinched off from a piece of clay.7 Behold, no fear of me need terrify you; my pressure will not be heavy upon you. 8 “Surely you have spoken in my ears, and I have heard the sound of your words.9 You say, ‘I am pure, without transgression; I am clean, and there is no iniquity in me.10 Behold, he finds occasions against me, he counts me as his enemy,11 he puts my feet in the stocks and watches all my paths.' 12 “Behold, in this you are not right. I will answer you, for God is greater than man.13 Why do you contend against him, saying, ‘He will answer none of man's1 words'?214 For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it.15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds,16 then he opens the ears of men and terrifies3 them with warnings,17 that he may turn man aside from his deed and conceal pride from a man;18 he keeps back his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword. 19 “Man is also rebuked with pain on his bed and with continual strife in his bones,20 so that his life loathes bread, and his appetite the choicest food.21 His flesh is so wasted away that it cannot be seen, and his bones that were not seen stick out.22 His soul draws near the pit, and his life to those who bring death.23 If there be for him an angel, a mediator, one of the thousand, to declare to man what is right for him,24 and he is merciful to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down into the pit; I have found a ransom;25 let his flesh become fresh with youth; let him return to the days of his youthful vigor';26 then man4 prays to God, and he accepts him; he sees his face with a shout of joy, and he restores to man his righteousness.27 He sings before men and says: ‘I sinned and perverted what was right, and it was not repaid to me.28 He has redeemed my soul from going down into the pit, and my life shall look upon the light.' 29 “Behold, God does all these things, twice, three times, with a man,30 to bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be lighted with the light of life.31 Pay attention, O Job, listen to me; be silent, and I will speak.32 If you have any words, answer me; speak, for I desire to justify you.33 If not, listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.” Elihu Asserts God's Justice 34 Then Elihu answered and said: 2 “Hear my words, you wise men, and give ear to me, you who know;3 for the ear tests words as the palate tastes food.4 Let us choose what is right; let us know among ourselves what is good.5 For Job has said, ‘I am in the right, and God has taken away my right;6 in spite of my right I am counted a liar; my wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.'7 What man is like Job, who drinks up scoffing like water,8 who travels in company with evildoers and walks with wicked men?9 For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing that he should take delight in God.' 10 “Therefore, hear me, you men of understanding: far be it from God that he should do wickedness, and from the Almighty that he should do wrong.11 For according to the work of a man he will repay him, and according to his ways he will make it befall him.12 Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice.13 Who gave him charge over the earth, and who laid on him5 the whole world?14 If he should set his heart to it and gather to himself his spirit and his breath,15 all flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust. 16 “If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say.17 Shall one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty,18 who says to a king, ‘Worthless one,' and to nobles, ‘Wicked man,'19 who shows no partiality to princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?20 In a moment they die; at midnight the people are shaken and pass away, and the mighty are taken away by no human hand. 21 “For his eyes are on the ways of a man, and he sees all his steps.22 There is no gloom or deep darkness where evildoers may hide themselves.23 For God6 has no need to consider a man further, that he should go before God in judgment.24 He shatters the mighty without investigation and sets others in their place.25 Thus, knowing their works, he overturns them in the night, and they are crushed.26 He strikes them for their wickedness in a place for all to see,27 because they turned aside from following him and had no regard for any of his ways,28 so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him, and he heard the cry of the afflicted—29 When he is quiet, who can condemn? When he hides his face, who can behold him, whether it be a nation or a man?—30 that a godless man should not reign, that he should not ensnare the people. 31 “For has anyone said to God, ‘I have borne punishment; I will not offend any more;32 teach me what I do not see; if I have done iniquity, I will do it no more'?33 Will he then make repayment to suit you, because you reject it? For you must choose, and not I; therefore declare what you know.734 Men of understanding will say to me, and the wise man who hears me will say:35 ‘Job speaks without knowledge; his words are without insight.'36 Would that Job were tried to the end, because he answers like wicked men.37 For he adds rebellion to his sin; he claps his hands among us and multiplies his words against God.” Footnotes  33:13 Hebrew his  33:13 Or He will not answer for any of his own words  33:16 Or seals  33:26 Hebrew he  34:13 Hebrew lacks on him  34:23 Hebrew he  34:33 The meaning of the Hebrew in verses 29–33 is uncertain (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 58 Psalm 58 (Listen) God Who Judges the Earth To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam1 of David. 58 Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?2 Do you judge the children of man uprightly?2 No, in your hearts you devise wrongs; your hands deal out violence on earth. 3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies.4 They have venom like the venom of a serpent, like the deaf adder that stops its ear,5 so that it does not hear the voice of charmers or of the cunning enchanter. 6 O God, break the teeth in their mouths; tear out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!7 Let them vanish like water that runs away; when he aims his arrows, let them be blunted.8 Let them be like the snail that dissolves into slime, like the stillborn child who never sees the sun.9 Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns, whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!3 10 The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.11 Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.” Footnotes  58:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term  58:1 Or you mighty lords (by revocalization; Hebrew in silence)  58:9 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain (ESV) New Testament: Luke 22 Luke 22 (Listen) The Plot to Kill Jesus 22 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people. Judas to Betray Jesus 3 Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. 4 He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. 5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6 So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd. The Passover with the Disciples 7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 So Jesus1 sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.” 9 They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?” 10 He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters 11 and tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' 12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished; prepare it there.” 13 And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover. Institution of the Lord's Supper 14 And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you I will not eat it2 until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 18 For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.3 21 But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. 22 For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” 23 And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this. Who Is the Greatest? 24 A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 25 And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 26 But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. 27 For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves. 28 “You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, 29 and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, 30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial 31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,4 that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” 33 Peter5 said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” 34 Jesus6 said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.” Scripture Must Be Fulfilled in Jesus 35 And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.” 36 He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. 37 For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.' For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” 38 And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.” Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives 39 And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. 40 And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” 41 And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” 43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. 44 And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.7 45 And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, 46 and he said to them,
Part two of this series features Dr. Daniel Grossman, an obstretrician and gynecologist, and Dr. Katrina Kimport, a sociologist in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California at San Francisco. They talk with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about their research documenting cases where patients were denied proper medical care because of abortion restrictions—even when the care was unrelated to a pregnancy. They discuss how being forced to deny proper medical care can cause catastrophic health problems and trauma for pregnant people and their loved ones, as well as distress for the medical professionals involved. For part one of the series, check out episode 656. Read the report here: https://www.ansirh.org/sites/default/files/2023-05/Care%20Post-Roe%20Preliminary%20Findings.pdf
Proper 16 First Psalm: Psalm 18:1–20 Psalm 18:1–20 (Listen) The Lord Is My Rock and My Fortress To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who addressed the words of this song to the LORD on the day when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said: 18 I love you, O LORD, my strength.2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.3 I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. 4 The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me;15 the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. 6 In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears. 7 Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry.8 Smoke went up from his nostrils,2 and devouring fire from his mouth; glowing coals flamed forth from him.9 He bowed the heavens and came down; thick darkness was under his feet.10 He rode on a cherub and flew; he came swiftly on the wings of the wind.11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him, thick clouds dark with water.12 Out of the brightness before him hailstones and coals of fire broke through his clouds. 13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice, hailstones and coals of fire.14 And he sent out his arrows and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings and routed them.15 Then the channels of the sea were seen, and the foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils. 16 He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters.17 He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support.19 He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me. 20 The LORD dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me. Footnotes  18:4 Or terrified me  18:8 Or in his wrath (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 18:21–50 Psalm 18:21–50 (Listen) 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.22 For all his rules1 were before me, and his statutes I did not put away from me.23 I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from my guilt.24 So the LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight. 25 With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless;26 with the purified you show yourself pure; and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.27 For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down.28 For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.29 For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.30 This God—his way is perfect;2 the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. 31 For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?—32 the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless.33 He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights.34 He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.35 You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great.36 You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and did not turn back till they were consumed.38 I thrust them through, so that they were not able to rise; they fell under my feet.39 For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made those who rise against me sink under me.40 You made my enemies turn their backs to me,3 and those who hated me I destroyed.41 They cried for help, but there was none to save; they cried to the LORD, but he did not answer them.42 I beat them fine as dust before the wind; I cast them out like the mire of the streets. 43 You delivered me from strife with the people; you made me the head of the nations; people whom I had not known served me.44 As soon as they heard of me they obeyed me; foreigners came cringing to me.45 Foreigners lost heart and came trembling out of their fortresses. 46 The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God of my salvation—47 the God who gave me vengeance and subdued peoples under me,48 who rescued me from my enemies; yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me; you delivered me from the man of violence. 49 For this I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations, and sing to your name.50 Great salvation he brings to his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed, to David and his offspring forever. Footnotes  18:22 Or just decrees  18:30 Or blameless  18:40 Or You gave me my enemies' necks (ESV) Old Testament: 1 Kings 3:16–28 1 Kings 3:16–28 (Listen) Solomon's Wisdom 16 Then two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. 17 The one woman said, “Oh, my lord, this woman and I live in the same house, and I gave birth to a child while she was in the house. 18 Then on the third day after I gave birth, this woman also gave birth. And we were alone. There was no one else with us in the house; only we two were in the house. 19 And this woman's son died in the night, because she lay on him. 20 And she arose at midnight and took my son from beside me, while your servant slept, and laid him at her breast, and laid her dead son at my breast. 21 When I rose in the morning to nurse my child, behold, he was dead. But when I looked at him closely in the morning, behold, he was not the child that I had borne.” 22 But the other woman said, “No, the living child is mine, and the dead child is yours.” The first said, “No, the dead child is yours, and the living child is mine.” Thus they spoke before the king. 23 Then the king said, “The one says, ‘This is my son that is alive, and your son is dead'; and the other says, ‘No; but your son is dead, and my son is the living one.'” 24 And the king said, “Bring me a sword.” So a sword was brought before the king. 25 And the king said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other.” 26 Then the woman whose son was alive said to the king, because her heart yearned for her son, “Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means put him to death.” But the other said, “He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him.” 27 Then the king answered and said, “Give the living child to the first woman, and by no means put him to death; she is his mother.” 28 And all Israel heard of the judgment that the king had rendered, and they stood in awe of the king, because they perceived that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice. (ESV) New Testament: Acts 27:27–44 Acts 27:27–44 (Listen) 27 When the fourteenth night had come, as we were being driven across the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors suspected that they were nearing land. 28 So they took a sounding and found twenty fathoms.1 A little farther on they took a sounding again and found fifteen fathoms.2 29 And fearing that we might run on the rocks, they let down four anchors from the stern and prayed for day to come. 30 And as the sailors were seeking to escape from the ship, and had lowered the ship's boat into the sea under pretense of laying out anchors from the bow, 31 Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men stay in the ship, you cannot be saved.” 32 Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the ship's boat and let it go. 33 As day was about to dawn, Paul urged them all to take some food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day that you have continued in suspense and without food, having taken nothing. 34 Therefore I urge you to take some food. For it will give you strength,3 for not a hair is to perish from the head of any of you.” 35 And when he had said these things, he took bread, and giving thanks to God in the presence of all he broke it and began to eat. 36 Then they all were encouraged and ate some food themselves. 37 (We were in all 2764 persons in the ship.) 38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea. The Shipwreck 39 Now when it was day, they did not recognize the land, but they noticed a bay with a beach, on which they planned if possible to run the ship ashore. 40 So they cast off the anchors and left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the ropes that tied the rudders. Then hoisting the foresail to the wind they made for the beach. 41 But striking a reef,5 they ran the vessel aground. The bow stuck and remained immovable, and the stern was being broken up by the surf. 42 The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any should swim away and escape. 43 But the centurion, wishing to save Paul, kept them from carrying out their plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and make for the land, 44 and the rest on planks or on pieces of the ship. And so it was that all were brought safely to land. Footnotes  27:28 About 120 feet; a fathom (Greek orguia) was about 6 feet or 2 meters  27:28 About 90 feet (see previous note)  27:34 Or For it is for your deliverance  27:37 Some manuscripts seventy-six, or about seventy-six  27:41 Or sandbank, or crosscurrent; Greek place between two seas (ESV) Gospel: Mark 14:12–26 Mark 14:12–26 (Listen) The Passover with the Disciples 12 And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 13 And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, 14 and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' 15 And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.” 16 And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover. 17 And when it was evening, he came with the twelve. 18 And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” 19 They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, “Is it I?” 20 He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. 21 For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” Institution of the Lord's Supper 22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the1 covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial 26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Footnotes  14:24 Some manuscripts insert new (ESV)
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Denial and avoidance are common reactions to experiencing a failure, but these actions might only serve to make things worse for you. Dealing with failure in a responsible, proactive manner is an important life skill for all humans to have, and even more so for those with a scalpel in their hands. Now, you may consider him as our resident co-host or maybe our most frequent guest. In either case, Dr. Ben Hechler is back with more expert tips and tricks, this time on how to better navigate failure as an oral maxillofacial surgeon. We discuss Dr. Ben's coping mechanisms and other healthy ways of dealing with failure, why it's vital to have adequate protocols in place for overcoming surgical complications, how your daily activities (including what you eat) influence your ability to cope with failure, and why we all need to avoid denial and accept responsibility when things don't go out way. Excellent communication is an important aspect of handling failure as it builds trust with patients and provides a platform for your colleagues to help you wherever they can, and using failure as motivation for improvement is a sure way to prevent blaming others and indeed yourself. After assessing how failure plays out in gender roles and why there's this distinction in the first place, we hear about Ben and Grant's favorite movies and series before ending with some valuable lessons on failure as taught by Michael Jordan and LeBron James.Key Points From This Episode:Welcoming Dr. Ben Hechler as he shares his initial thoughts on failure as an OMS. Coping mechanisms: how to accept and deal with failure. Why it's important to develop a system or protocol for dealing with complications. How daily life activities can influence the way you deal with failure at work. Avoiding denial and accepting responsibility. Why surgeons may be traumatized after complications, and how their colleagues can help. The second victim, professional burnout, and using failure as motivation for improvement. How OMS failure plays out within gender roles.A brief outro: Ben and Grant's favorite things to watch in their downtime. What Michael Jordan and LeBron James teach us about overcoming failure. Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:Dr. Ben Hechler on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-hechler/ Blue Cross North Carolina — https://www.bluecrossnc.com/ ‘Complications: acknowledging, managing, and coping with human error' — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5583051/ Crime and Punishment — https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7144.Crime_and_Punishment ‘Combating professional burnout' — https://www.joms.org/article/S0278-2391(84)80004-X/fulltext KLS Martin — https://www.klsmartin.com/en/ Everyday Oral Surgery Website — https://www.everydayoralsurgery.com/ Everyday Oral Surgery on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/everydayoralsurgery/ Everyday Oral Surgery on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/EverydayOralSurgery/Dr. Grant Stucki Email — firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Grant Stucki Phone — 720-441-6059
Welcome back to Trail Correspondents! This is Episode 11 which is all about the mental game required to attempt a thru-hike. Denial is not just a river in Africa and it's the stories we tell ourselves that frame our experience as heavenly or hellish. Now some relevant quotes: Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can or can't, you're right.” Sapiens author, Yuval Noah Harari, "Homo sapiens is a storytelling animal that thinks in stories rather than in numbers or graphs, and believes that the universe itself works like a story, replete with heroes and villains, conflicts and resolutions, climaxes and happy endings. When we look for the meaning of life, we want a story that will explain what reality is all about and what my particular role is in the cosmic drama. This role makes me a part of something bigger than myself, and gives meaning to all my experiences and choices.” And one more from our very own Zach Badger Davis on the topic, "What we call “reality” is really just an interpretation of events based on prior life experiences. So if reality is a byproduct of our perceptions, it's our job to rewire how we perceive tough times. We need to look at the glass as half full.” - from Appalachian Trails A thru hike is hard and not just in the ways that are obvious. Success requires a unity of the body, the spirit and THE MIND. Today we focus-in on the vital role that 3-pound mass of worn-weight between our ears plays in managing one of the most arduous tasks a person can assign themself. Let's get into it. In today's episode we hear from: Abbey Turnbull Harking from the South Coast of the UK, Abbey, aged 26, is swapping the rolling hills of the South Downs for the mountains of the Pacific Crest. A thru-hike of the JMT last year confirmed what she thought to be true – hiking from Mexico to Canada was her destiny for 2023. Loves good food and wine, Taylor Swift, American hospitality, and mountain vistas. Hates steep downhill slopes, her own unfortunate susceptibility to altitude sickness, and oatmeal. Abbigale (Abby) Evans Abby Evans (she/they) has a hankering to shave their head and hike the AT and now they will get to do both! They will be fulfilling their vagabond-dirtbag-poet dreams and aspire to one day become a creative writing professor. They'll be listening to seventies folk music and reflecting on their life as they wander through all the states they grew up in: they were born in Maryland, grew up in New Jersey and went to college at Virginia Tech. Abby is excited for this Bildungsroman and hopes to celebrate their 23rd birthday (August 24) near Maine. Iris Hartshorn A queer Alaskan, Iris, aka Panther, strives to build adventure into their life. The last years have been filled with world travel, skiing, packrafting, hiking, backpacking, vanlife, and epic trips across Alaska. This year's highlight is to walk from Mexico to Canada. Or, at least, just to keep walking somewhere. David Firari David “Good Soup” is excited to be sharing their northbound Appalachian Trail with you! This is their first ever backpacking trip and they hope all the reading and shakedown hikes they did pay off. In addition to being a novice backpacker, Good Soup is also managing a schedule of recurring medical treatments back home in Wisconsin in order to make this trip happen. Derek Witteman Derek is a 37 years young Northern California native, presently thriving in San Antonio, Texas. In no particular order he is a physician, veteran, hiker, nerd, and jokester. In his free time he enjoys taking selfies with wildlife, and thinking of spirit animals the represent his current mood. Eddie Arriola Eddie is a travel PTA, physical therapist assistant, who's been dreaming of the PCT for four years. In his spare time he enjoys photography, karaoke, and has other eclectic hobbies. He's originally from southern Arizona, Tucson, and is excited to get back to his primary partner and dogs after the trail. Elke Pabst Elke comes from Germany and wants to thruhike the AT with her dog Tilli. It is her first stay in the USA und doesn t hiking before. She has 3 nearly grown up sons and a husband who take care of everything while she is hiking with her 9 year old dog Tilli. Jake Landgraf Jake is currently on the AT attempting his first thru-hike. A proud Wisconsin resident, he enjoys beer, the outdoors, and the Green Bay Packers. On trail, Jake is known as “Radioface” and is obsessed with cosmic brownies. Follow Jake on his own, daily podcast at whereisjakeat.com. Mary Garcia Mary is a boring woman who likes to make various things, especially her hiking gear. She also has problems completing a thru hike. She did half the PCT in 2017 and a month on the CDT in 2022. Summer Midyett Summer has had an adventurous spirit since she was young, having spent her most of her childhood traveling around the world with her family. She's been dreaming of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail since 2020, when she moved to Oregon and fell in love with the mountains of the PNW. While it's certainly shaping up to be an interesting year for the PCT, she's excited to see whatever the trail has in store. FIND US ON ITUNES | FIND US ON GOOGLE PLAY | FIND US ON STITCHER Check out Appalachian Trials and Pacific Crest Trials. Have any praise, questions, praise, comments, praise, or praise for Trail Correspondents? Reach out to email@example.com. INSTAGRAM: Follow Trail Correspondents, The Trek, and Badger. YOUTUBE: Subscribe to The Trek. FACEBOOK: Follow Trail Correspondents and The Trek. Sign up for our newsletter Give us feedback on Trail Correspondents here.
Melissa Johnson joins Heather today to discuss the concept of beauty and how it can be redefined. Melissa shares her personal journey of simultaneously undergoing eating disorder treatment and spiritual formation classes, which prompted her to question societal beauty standards and discover true beauty. Through her own experiences and encounters with God, Melissa began to see the broken nature of cultural beauty and how it disintegrates individuals. Melissa highlights the mind-blowing beauty and expansive love of God revealed in his Creation and creations. True beauty, she explains, integrates and draws individuals towards wholeness and unity. To see and appreciate such beauty, Melissa suggests adopting a posture of presence and using our senses to notice the world around us. The conversation delves into Melissa's personal experience with the harmful beliefs around food, body image, and worth as a woman that she had to undo through intensive treatment. She emphasizes the importance of stopping objectification and embracing our bodies as integrated parts of who we are. We also cover touch on societal pressures, shame, and the impact of beauty standards on individuals' sense of self-worth and belonging. The toxic nature of these standards, perpetuated by media saturation and social media, leads to comparison, competition, and disconnection from our own bodies. Check out Melissa's new book or connect with Melissa at: https://www.impossible-beauty.com Learn more about Melissa's new book: "Soul Deep Beauty: Fighting for our True Worth in a World Demanding Flawless" https://amzn.to/47diXWT (Amazon affiliate link - a tiny portion of your purchase supports this ministry) Learn more about Compared to Who? coaching opportunities and the brand new signature coaching program and online course here: www.improvebodyimage.com Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.