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What you'll learn in this episode: How to avoid SEO charlatans and ensure your digital agency is getting results Why a beautifully designed website doesn't necessarily equal a high-ranking website Why an SEO strategy means nothing if a firm doesn't have a proper intake system What insights you'll find in Jason's new book, “Law Firm SEO” About Jason Hennessey Jason Hennessey is an internationally recognized SEO expert, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and business executive. Since 2001, Jason has been reverse-engineering the Google algorithm as a self-taught student and practitioner of SEO and search marketing. His expertise led him to grow and sell multiple businesses, starting with a dot-com in the wedding industry. After presenting his SEO knowledge to a group of lawyers in 2009, Jason founded and later sold Everspark Interactive, cementing his reputation as a thought leader and authority in SEO for the legal industry. As CEO of Hennessey Digital since 2015, Jason grew a small consultancy to a $10MM+ business that made the Inc. 5000 list for the second year in a row in 2020, and he also runs SEO industry news site iloveseo.com. A keynote speaker and frequent podcast and webinar guest, Jason is a columnist for the Washington Post and a regular contributor to Entrepreneur, Inc., and the National Law Review. His team is currently preparing to open Hennessey Studios, a state-of-the-art audio and video production facility located in the Television Academy building in the heart of Hollywood where Jason will host a podcast interviewing entrepreneurs and business leaders. He also recently released his first book, Law Firm SEO, described as the “holy grail of digital marketing for lawyers.” Jason is a United States Air Force veteran and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A New York native, Jason launched his SEO career in Las Vegas and grew his reputation in the legal industry in Atlanta. He now lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Bridget, and their three children. Additional resources: Website: jasonhennessey.com LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jhennessey/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jasonhennessey/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jason.hennessey.399 Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasonhennessey Published Book: Law Firm SEO: Exposing the Google Algorithm to Help You Get More Cases Law Firm Marketing Catalyst Podcast Transcript: When Jason Hennessey discovered SEO in the early 2000s, it was a largely unknown novelty. Today, SEO is the cornerstone of digital marketing, and Jason leads a successful agency, Hennessey Digital, that specializes in SEO and digital marketing for law firms. He joined the Law Firm Marketing Catalyst Podcast to talk about how he landed in the legal industry, why he's so passionate about empowering lawyers to understand SEO, and why he wrote his new book, “Law Firm SEO.” Read the episode transcript here. Sharon: Welcome to The Law Firm Marketing Catalyst Podcast. Today, my guest is Jason Hennessey,. Hennessey Digital works with law firms to maximize their SEO, their search engine optimization, and rankings. Today, with ranks being impacted by all aspects of the online world, Jason's firm works with law firms on their websites, blogs and social media in order to maximize their rankings on Google. We'll learn more about Hennessey Digital's work today. Jason, welcome to the podcast. Jason: Thank you, Sharon. I appreciate you having me. Sharon: We're so glad to have you. Thank you much. To me, SEO is its own art and science. You can't do a lot more besides that. You can't become an expert in other things. Tell us about your background there. Jason: It's not like I was a kid and I said, “I want to be an SEO person when I grow up.” There was no such thing. I got into SEO back in 2001. I had just finished college. I was going to UNLV in Las Vegas after I had gotten out the Air Force. I was contemplating taking the LSAT to get into law school, and then my journey took more of an entrepreneurial route. I started a couple of businesses. As a result of starting the businesses, I had to learn how to market these businesses, and search engine optimization was one of the first things I studied. Back then in 2001, when I got into SEO, there wasn't a lot of information on it. There were a couple of books that were reliable and a couple of blogs, so I started to read up on it and I got pretty good at it. Then in about 2008, I was living in Atlanta, Georgia—we relocated our family there—and I got asked to speak to a group of lawyers. There were 50 DUI law firms that didn't compete with each other, and they met for a mastermind in Atlanta. I got up there, didn't know anything about legal marketing, but I gave a presentation about how I was able to rank on Google for the keyword “wedding themes,” because one of my businesses was an e-commerce website. As a result of me being transparent, a couple of relationships were made; a couple of business cards were handed out, and that was the genesis of how I got into legal marketing. Sharon: Were they banging your door down saying they wanted you to do that for them? What happened there? Jason: After I showed them exactly how they could rank their websites on Google for the terms that were important to them with practical examples, I think they realized they didn't want to do that themselves; they wanted somebody to do it for them, or they already had people that were doing this for them that weren't as transparent or weren't getting results. That's how the conversation went: “Here's my card. Do you do this?” I'm like, “Well, not really, but give me your card. Maybe we can talk.” I thought, “Maybe there's something here. Maybe there are law firms that really need help with their marketing. They should be getting paid to do what they're good at, and that's being good lawyers, being in the courtroom, depositions.” We got one or two clients as a result of that. We turned those clients into case studies, and then we used those studies to grow our business. Sharon: Was there something that intrigued you about doing it in the legal world? Jason: It's probably one of the most competitive spaces from a digital marketing perspective. I was up for the challenge because here I was, ranking nationally for another competitive space, wedding favors and weddings, and this was a little bit different. I didn't know the vernacular of law, so I started to go the conferences. I would sit in the conferences and listen, and I would listen to the phone calls they were getting as clients were working with them to truly understand their world and that vernacular. Since 2008, I've been immersed in that industry, so I'm one of the thought leaders in legal marketing. I just published a book called “Law Firm SEO,” which I'm proud about. Sharon: Congratulations! We'll have a link to the book and you can tell me more about it. Jason: Thank you. Sharon: In our experience, when we started out we were working with defense firms, and they were still wondering whether they needed a website, let alone SEO. How do you find the reception now? Does everybody say, “Oh, yeah, we do that. We spend millions of dollars on it”? Jason: Yeah, we do a lot of work with personal injury law firms. There's a lot of demand in those markets, and those are some of the most competitive keywords from a pay-per-click perspective. There are lawyers that will pay $400 or $500 a click just to send somebody to their website. Over the years, we've also started to work with criminal defense lawyers, bankruptcy lawyers, even business attorneys as well. In fact, I actually found my business attorney—I live in Santa Clarita—by Googling. Even me, as a consumer on the other end, I use Google myself to try to find things, whether it's a restaurant or whatever. Particularly in this case, I found my business attorney that way. Sharon: Now, everybody finds everything today. The first thing you do is go on Google or one of the search engines. Whether you want it to or not, it puts it right there. Jason: Yes. Sharon: What's the reception? Today, is it more like, “Oh, tell me about it”? Is it more like, “We have guys who do that, but I'm not sure they're doing a good job”? What do you find? Jason: I think that's it. It's a very nebulous space, and most of the attorneys are not really educated on digital marketing. They should be, and it's a little intimidating. If you were to go to a bookstore and pick up a book on SEO, it's in the computer engineering section. Lawyers are not really—their brains, for the most part, generally aren't wired to be coders. That was one of the main reasons why I ended up writing this book. It was to educate and empower lawyers, whether you're just out of law school or if you run a very successful, hundred-person firm. It educates and empowers you to understand it without the complexity of understanding how to write code. I break it down in a very easy-to-understand format. As a result, lawyers will now be armed with the right information to make good decisions with their business, to know how to keep score when they're paying an SEO company, and overall how to not get taken advantage of. In our world, there are charlatans that, in some cases, will leverage the nebulous and confusing world of digital marketing. That was my biggest thing, to make sure lawyers are never getting taken advantage of in this world, too. Sharon: You're probably in a similar situation to us. Being a marketing and PR firm, we always find that if we're talking to a prospective client, they say, “We've done that. We've worked with people. It didn't work.” You find yourself being two steps behind before you even start. How do you handle that? Jason: This is one of the ways, to be honest with you. When they say, “Hey, I don't know. I've been burned so many times. It just doesn't work. I'm not sure if I should even do this,” we never really sell anything. When we work with a client, we're never selling; we lead with education, and the education is based on our experiences with the clients we work with today. In some cases, we'll be able to show them why it wasn't working, and we'll be able to educate them in a way so they understand it. If they really want more information, then we'll basically mail them a book. If they're curious about why it's truly not working, we'll say, “Here, read the book. This will give you a much bigger understanding of what goes on behind the scenes.” Sharon: Do you find today, because search engine rankings are so critical no matter what you do, that practice areas that weren't interested before are starting to come to you? Let's say the corporate practice area might have said, “What do I need it for?” Do you find they're showing more interest? Jason: Oh, yeah, 100%, corporate. We even work with Ben Crump, who's a national civil rights attorney. That wouldn't have been the practice area we would have started to go after as far as marketing ourselves 15 years ago; “Let's go after a civil rights attorney.” But now, it's important. There are different aspects of coming up with a strategy. Sometimes it's just educating. Even then, it's educating with answers, FAQs, and creating video content to be more of the trusted source when a consumer is in the market for an attorney for whatever it is they need the attorney for. So, there's definitely branding, there's direct response, and then sometimes there's educational content that they should be putting out on the web. Sharon: Are you called in by lawyers, by managing partners, by law firm marketers? Who calls you in? Jason: It really depends. We like working with marketing directors because they speak our language, but most of the attorneys we work with, a lot of them don't even spend a lot of time in the courtroom anymore. These are businesspeople that are very aggressive marketers. Sometimes the most successful lawyers are not the best in trial; it's the guys or the ladies that are actually the best marketers. In most cases, we either work with a marketing director or we'll work with the owner of the firm who is the partner that does the marketing, that one that's buying all the billboard ads and on TV and radio. That's typically who we work with. Sharon: Do you find that all works together? My question is, do you ever have to come in and say, “O.K., we've got to tear the website up and start over,” or “Let's take another look at your social media”? What happens? Jason: Yeah, in some cases, we'll take over a campaign and one of the first things we'll do is look at the website. We'll try to audit, like what are the blockers here, what's going to have the highest impact, what changes can we make right away that will have the highest impact? We'll get in and do that, but we also educate. We bring our clients along so they truly understand what we're doing and it's not confusing to them, because if it's not confusing to them, they'll appreciate us a little bit more. From there, once the site is fixed, sometimes we'll go for a redesign if that's needed. Sometimes the sites are nice as-is and we can take that and fix the technical, SEO side of it. From there, it comes down to a couple of things, like maintaining the integrity of the technical code. We do that on a regular basis. We develop content strategies where we write and publish content on our client's behalf, and then there's the stuff you guys do with PR in bringing the eyeballs to the website. That's so important. We work with PR companies for some of our clients. We also do something called link building, and link building is how you boost the popularity of your website. When somebody links to another website with a blue underlined link, that's like currency on the web, and that's how websites become popular. Once a website becomes popular, that's how it ranks well in Google, and that's how you start to get traffic. Sharon: You talked about charlatans. Are there companies that promise to give you a thousand links by tomorrow or something? Jason: Yeah, avoid those. Sometimes it's better just getting one link by becoming a member of the National Trial Lawyers or becoming a member of the Better Business Bureau. Sometimes that one link is better than a thousand of those spammy links that you referenced there. Sharon: Yeah, there's a lot you find if you're clicking around. What would you rank as the biggest barrier to success in this area for law firms, or what mistakes do you see? I guess those are two questions. What mistakes do you see in law firms? Jason: Making sure that you're following the right playbook and you have an agency that has some success in the area of law, because there is a difference between somebody that has a great deal of experience with e-commerce versus working with law firms. That's important, but believe it or not, the other side is that a lot of lawyers are spending a lot of money to bring in more phone calls and more leads, but sometimes that's where they fall down; they're not really prepared on their end with the proper intake. This was actually something we ran a study on, because one of our clients was saying, “Hey, I don't know why, but the SEO just doesn't seem like it's working.” We're looking at all the traffic and phone calls, and it's a campaign that's doing very well and it was really surprising to us. What we did was plant a lead into his intake. We filled out a form submission on his website, and it was a real, qualified lead. Thinking that we would get a phone call within at least an hour, nothing happened. Nothing happened the rest of the day, and it turned out that we got a call back two weeks later. We were like, “Well, that's the reason why.” If you're getting leads and you're getting back to people two weeks later, there's something obviously broken on your end with your intake. That inspired us to go out and do a whole study. We reached out to 700 law firms and planted the lead around the same time on a Monday morning. Believe it or not, 42 percent of the law firms that we reached out to didn't even respond back to us. Sharon: Wow! I can't say I'm surprised. So many times, we may not be handling the actual SEO, but we will work with the law firm and the people answering the phones to put a process together and that doesn't happen. Jason: That's critical, because it's one thing to spend a lot of money to generate the traffic and the leads, but to fall down when they actually call, that's a constraint. A lot of law firms during their growth, they have to fix that. Sharon: It's more than a constraint; it's a real waste of money if you're doing your job and they're not getting the phone calls. Jason: That's exactly right. Sharon: Then people are saying, “Well, if you're not going to respond, I'm going to call somewhere else.” Do you find resistance to search engine optimization? When you say that's what you do, do you find firms saying, “Oh, we do fine”? Jason: We're not in the business of cold calling people, because (a) good luck getting through the gatekeeper, and (b), you're selling what seems like snake oil in our industry because it has such a bad reputation. I think a lot of law firms don't really understand what is involved with SEO, so in some cases, they have a designer that designs them a new website and codes it and they say, “Do you do SEO?” and they say, “Yeah” and then they build a new website. A couple of weeks later, they have a nice website, and they think they have SEO now because they can check that box, like, “Oh yeah, my developer did the SEO on it.” That couldn't be further from the truth. SEO is something else. It's like your health. Seriously, I look at it like that. If you want to remain healthy, you don't just eat an apple and say, “O.K., I'm good now.” It requires constant jogging and eating healthy and dieting, and that's how SEO is. SEO is a core to your business. You have to continue to maintain it; you have to continue to make it better. Publishing content on a regular basis is important, making sure there are no issues within the code on a regular basis is important. It's definitely an ongoing strategy. It's just a matter of how aggressive you want to be. Sharon: What haven't we talked about that you want to let us know? Jason: The book that I wrote again is called “Law Firm SEO.” You can find it on Amazon. Sharon: “Law Firm SEO.” Why did you decide to write it? Jason: I decided to write this, again, because it's been 20 years of me learning this, and I genuinely wanted to give back. Like I said, I wanted someone in law school that is interested in the business side of law to get a general sense of what this takes; what this world that I'm going to be competing in looks like. So, for $25 on Amazon, you can tap into 20 years of experience that I've had to go through. Sharon: At one point, lawyers could do this all themselves. You didn't have social media and everything else that you need to think about today. Jason: Yeah, and that's point of the book. When you're starting out, you either have time or you have money to solve a problem. For example, my sprinklers broke this weekend. I don't know a lot about sprinklers. I can invest my time into going on YouTube and watching videos about how to fix sprinklers, or I could just call somebody and they can come and fix it. I'd prefer to use my money, in this case, to have somebody that's more professional come and fix it, but if I didn't have the money, guess what? I'm going to have to watch YouTube and figure this out myself. I think that's the same with law firms, whether you're just getting started or if you've been in practice for a long time. It really comes down to time versus money. Do you really want to learn this and, if that's the case, spend some time reading about it? The book was written in a way where those that read it could certainly spend time starting to learn and teach themselves this or, alternatively, you could be armed with information now that you've read the book, and then you could make a better decision in hiring somebody to help you. When people say, “Hey, is SEO still valuable? Should I be investing in this?” I don't think SEO is going away anytime soon. The question should be “Should I do SEO versus pay-per-click? Where would I invest my money?” I don't think it's an either/or question. I think if you're able to generate business from paid marketing, continue to feed that marketing channel with a budget and continue to generate business as a result of that. If you're able to generate business with organic, with SEO, again, same thing. Continue to test it, tweak it, and then keep ramping up where things are working. I think digital marketing for law firms is very valuable, and I genuinely hope those that are listening pick up the book, “Law Firm SEO”—it's available on Amazon—and I genuinely hope that you get some real value from it. Sharon: Jason, thank you so much for being with us today. This has been very interesting and informative. Jason: Thank you for having me. I appreciate it, Sharon.
The question of the day. And it's sort of ironic because I haven't even published the last question yet, and it had to do with should I talk to the police when I've been either under investigation or the police are knocking at your door? And this question I received yesterday up in the law firm, and it had to do more broadly, I suppose, with the general investigative stages of a case. And so often I get calls like this where somebody is under investigation, and it just seems probably not coincidentally, but for good reason, it seems that there's a lot of folks who deal with this while they're under investigation for an alleged sex offense, say, like an acquaintance sexual assault where two folks hooked up and maybe the other is claiming that it wasn't so consensual. So the scenario is basically this you're under investigation for a crime was just for purposes of this discussion say it's an alleged acquaintance rape, and the police want to talk to you and you know the case is What do we do? There's no right answer here that fits all. There's no cookie cutter response. We take every case individually and analyze it and assess it and decide the best course of action. And this is an important part of what I do. I think this is an important part of any criminal defense strategy is that you can't just follow the textbook all the time, because every situation is a little bit unique. Every situation has its own nuance, and every situation needs its own unique solution. So this is really how it feels. When you're under investigation, the natural reaction is "I got to do something." "I want to do something." But the problem is you may not know where the mines are. You don't know how big the minefield is. You don't know, even necessarily who the person on the other side who put the mines there, who that is. There's too many variables and unknown. Got a question you want answered on the podcast? Call 614-859-2119 and leave us a voicemail. Steve will answer your question on the next podcast! Submit your questions to http://www.lawyertalkpodcast.com/ (www.lawyertalkpodcast.com). Recorded at Channel 511, a production of 511 South High Media LLC. Stephen E. Palmer, Esq. has been practicing criminal defense almost exclusively since 1995. He has represented people in federal, state, and local courts in Ohio and elsewhere. Though he focuses on all areas of criminal defense, he particularly enjoys complex cases in state and federal courts. He has unique experience handling and assembling top defense teams of attorneys and experts in cases involving allegations of child abuse (false sexual allegations, false physical abuse allegations), complex scientific cases involving allegations of DUI and vehicle homicide cases with blood alcohol tests, and any other criminal cases that demand jury trial experience. Steve has unique experience handling numerous high publicity cases that have garnered national attention. For more information about Steve and his law firm, visit https://www.ohiolegaldefense.com/ (Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A.) Support this podcast
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Jolene Park 3:03 Thanks for having me I'm I'm really looking forward to chatting with you and getting to know you a little bit more in the studio. Arlina Allen 3:09 Listen, I appreciate somebody who has done their own work and who has a lot of credibility. Can I just say that to you? Unknown Speaker 3:20 Thank you. I received that and appreciate that and feel the exact same way so I'm with you. Yeah, Arlina Allen 3:27 we were just okay, I'm not gonna go into a rant, but maybe just a tiny little soapbox. You know, little cautionary tale. There's, there's a while I love how open people are being with their recovery. I just really appreciate people who have done their own work, right? So and you'll hear it I listen, I can sniff it out in two seconds. If I'm talking to someone who has not done their own work. And I've listened, I've listened to your TED Talk, your other interviews, there's lots of really good quality stuff that you've been putting out that I really appreciate. Because you are rooted in logic, which is nice. You got a lot of science going on. I love me some science. So we'll talk about all the stuff all the things, but just for fun. Do you hear my dog barking? Yeah, one second. I'm so sorry. Unknown Speaker 4:54 Oh, I think you're still muted. Ah, here we go. Arlina Allen 5:02 Okay, I had to go. Let my I have an English bulldog named named Teddy had to let him out. Did you know that Dr. Andrew Huberman has an English bulldog? Unknown Speaker 5:11 I mean, his dog is no castellet. Well, long videos watch. Yeah, yeah. Costello was Costello Arlina Allen 5:18 okay. Yeah. Yeah. Okay, so we were totally Unknown Speaker 5:23 embarrassed that I know that but I might make you vermin fans. Arlina Allen 5:27 Me, too. Oh my God. He's talking about him all the time. I digress. Sorry about that, I will have to edit that little part out. What I where I thought we would start is just kind of a fun little lightning round. It's a fun little icebreaker. When you first started your journey to do you call it do how do you refer to it your alcohol free journey, your sobriety journey? Unknown Speaker 5:53 alcohol free is what I use most. But you know, I'll interchange sobriety here and there, but in general, I, you know, I'll the term alcohol free is what I'm most comfortable with. Arlina Allen 6:05 Okay, cool. Yeah. I mean, it's so interesting, you know, over the years, you know, when people were first talking about getting sober, it was all about alcoholism. Right. And you and I know now that the DSM five doesn't even recognize that term anymore. It's alcohol use disorder. So which I appreciate because that sort of speaks to the spectrum. Right? There's an Oh, you're going to talk about this too. I'm not gonna steal your thunder here. But um, but yes, so when you started your alcohol free journey, were there particular books that you found really helpful? Unknown Speaker 6:42 Oh, what a fun question. Arlina Allen 6:45 I am obsessive when it comes to books. Unknown Speaker 6:48 Yeah. Because you know, when I started my journey, and Anna Grace's book was not out. Oh, okay. Unexpected joy of getting sober. You know, all of these these books, the sober diaries by Claire Pouliot. None of those. They all came after I quit drinking. Yeah, me too. So yeah, this is a really fun question. Kind of, you know, pre this big Instagram boom, about talking about alcohol free. I definitely read Carolyn naps book, the drinking love story. Have you? Have you read her memoir? Arlina Allen 7:20 I haven't. That also came out after I got sober. I heard that people read the books that came out when they got sober, or became alcohol free. Unknown Speaker 7:31 She wrote her book. I think it was in the 90s and the 90s. Yeah, okay. Yeah, she was an early, early one. And her writing is just exquisite. I mean, it's so visceral and it pulls you out. I mean, it almost it's called drinking a love story. And she really romanticizes the drink and she had an absolute 100% you know, drinking problem, but her writing is just mesmerizing. So I read her memoir a couple times. But you know, who I knew about early on to was Charlotte, I think it's castle, k s L, I never know how to say her last name. And she wrote the book moving beyond the 12 steps, many roads one journey, Arlina Allen 8:18 I think wow. And Unknown Speaker 8:21 and so she took a she looks at the physiology, which is you know, is a real core piece of my work and you know, potential things like blood sugar and, and allergies to alcohol and, and she, you know, she knew about that side as a psychologist, but, but were her work really, where she really anchored it was looking at the language of the bill Wilson's 12 steps. And so she wrote the 16 steps and more of a feminine kind of empowered approach, you know, she just turned the language and so I enjoyed her work and kind of her take on things. And I think that you know, her book came out probably in the 90s as well Arlina Allen 9:03 in the 90s that is so interesting. So I grew up in the church where I was accustomed to reading patriarchal language of the Bible and things like that. And and I was accustomed to reading things and then interpreting it like I didn't realize I was I had like this interpretation filter, so that you know, when I got sober in 94, all there was really was the 12 steps. And I was so desperate to be different and I just happened to know some people who were going and so I just kind of got they call it getting Eskimos in the cold, I guess. Um, and so that that worked for me. But it's so fascinating that there were so many women that are just like, I'm not okay with this, like this whole patriarchal thing and, and so it's so interesting to hear that Charlotte was able to sort of translate To the 16 steps I'm totally gonna have to check that out so that was a book that you read early on as well Unknown Speaker 10:06 it was because I I appreciated her comprehensive approach which is very much resonated with me about looking at the biochemistry looking at the emotional components and today's you know language around that is the somatic work the polyvagal work which Charlotte wasn't you know that's newer research but she was aware of that of that bigger comprehensive approach around the codependency is another you know term that was more traditional but that emotional sobriety and then the spiritual piece of it too and there's all different you know, currents to ride with that and and she helped me you know, have an appreciation too I've always been very neutral with with 12 steps I've been in and out of meetings you know, throughout the years and I certainly see from a nervous system standpoint the huge benefit of the community so being in a room with other human beings where you can be heard and seen and witnessed and you know, that your story is held and that's very healing to the nervous system. I understand the criticisms and I have you know, I respect you know, it's everybody has their different preference but speaking strictly from a nervous system standpoint community and the predictability the regular meetings the the support that that you know, there's a lot of dynamics in there that are very supportive to the nervous system now we can find them in you know, in churches or spiritual groups or movement groups like yoga communities or more knitting communities it doesn't have to be a recovery based community but in general community that's part of my acronym nourish uniting with others so Arlina Allen 11:55 I thought we're gonna get to that I wrote Unknown Speaker 11:58 and power code Arlina Allen 12:01 is so good it okay so I don't want to jump ahead but I'm just I'm gonna ask you about all that cuz I was listening to and I was like writing this down I was like, Oh my god, how did I not hear about this before? It's so interesting that we can sort of sort of like package or position information in a way that is so consumable and easy to remember your whole nourish, and that a knack? Is it an acronym my does that sound weird? acronym, acronym? Sorry, dear, I laugh at my own jokes. Bear with me. Um, okay, so the books these are, these are really good books. Okay, so drinking a love story, and then moving beyond the 12 steps, which I totally appreciate. Like, Unknown Speaker 12:45 let me let me throw one other in there that was very emotional. And we can as we get more into kind of the biochemistry of the book, seven weeks to sobriety was also very influential. And I can dig more into that but but the author, she has her PhD in nutrition. And she was inspired to write the book again in the 90s, I believe, is when it came out, because her teenage son, I think it was late teens, early 20s, went into to to traditional treatment, around the you know, mid 90s, and stayed sober, but was miserable. So emotionally, he came out of treatment and was still very depressed and he didn't drink but tragically then took his life because the alcohol had been removed. But the other pieces is like he didn't feel better, even though he was following you know, the program. And so his mother then said, there's something else we're not even talking about the physical side, there's this whole biochemical side and she got very interested in the nutrients and the amino acids and went on for her PhD to really learn that and then opened a treatment center in Minneapolis, called the health Recovery Center wrote a book called seven weeks to sobriety. And so that was an influential part as I was studying and learning functional medicine about that biochemical piece and and Charlotte wrote about that too. She understood some of the biochemical side but she really looked at kind of that psycho emotional spiritual. So those those were influential books to me while I was drinking like the you know, because I'm a I'm a nutritionist I'm a health coach, I have been for 20 years and so that stuff was always interesting to me. And I would read it and kind of chew on it and be like, this is kind of fascinating. It's a little bit off the traditional path. I still drink but it was planting seeds of where ultimately got me to my final stop what I used when I stopped and now what what I use in my work was was those early seeds. Arlina Allen 14:41 Yeah, so good. I mean, listen, there's a period of time like I lived in this barn, the Self Help section at Barnes and Noble trying to like think my way into right living as they say. And just because I had as I want to ask you about this a little bit later, but once having the information wasn't like applying them formation is kind of my current obsession and so we'll talk about how to apply it and but I think that's really important that we'll we'll talk about that Do you have a sort of go to mantra or quote that you live by Unknown Speaker 15:17 this too shall pass Arlina Allen 15:18 whoo that's fine Unknown Speaker 15:20 yeah or another one is you know all as well which comes from a Christian mystic in England Her name is Julian of Norwich. Yeah, I I like the Christian the feminine Christian mystics I draw a lot of wisdom from and that was that was one of her really well known quotes is well as well Arlina Allen 15:43 yeah. I love that Oh, you know what I'm what I like is that just popped into my head was in the end everything will be okay. And if it's not okay, it's not the end. Unknown Speaker 15:54 Yeah. Yeah. I often post that around New Year's, you know, turning up the calendar and kind of New Year's Eve and it feels like the end but it's you know, we're beginning Arlina Allen 16:10 Yes, every and has a beginning. I love that. Let's see, do you have a regular your own personal self care routine? Like do you like a daily practice a weekly practice, Unknown Speaker 16:24 I have a whole menu of nourishment that I have a bag of nourishment that goes Borg and self care. I'm admittedly i'm i'm not great about you know, hitting every single day. But I certainly have really favorite practices that and it changes you know, with different seasons, the time of the year as I grow and evolve and what my needs are, sometimes they're more physical, sometimes they're more emotional, sometimes more spiritual. So it shifts. Right now I'm in Charleston, right outside Charleston, South Carolina on purpose to be very close to the beach because walking barefoot on the beach scene at the beach regularly for me is a huge daily practice and regulator. So that's a biggie. Um, I like breathwork. So that's also very regulating and calming to me to do some kind of some. It's a little bit of Wim Hof. But it's not total Wim Hof. Arlina Allen 17:26 Half every morning like Monday through Friday. We host this little it's like a 25 we do Wim Hof for 10 minutes and then Tara Brock reign meditation for 10 minutes. No chit chat. No messing around, in and out. Love Unknown Speaker 17:39 Yeah, yeah. And so I find a grounding for me like literally feet on the earth and then kind of active breathwork both are very settling and soothing to me. And I like those a lot. So those are kind of my my key things saying, you know, really hydrated, sleep, regular, predictable bedtime and wake time is helpful for me. But yeah, you know, there's when I quit drinking, I was using more herbs. There's all kinds of stuff. I mean, we can all Arlina Allen 18:13 I know that. Yeah. Do you know I am just so glad that you highlighted that there are many tools that you don't do them every single day, like super hard, like you're not militant about it, and that there are different things for different seasons. Because often I talk to people, I even the clients that I coach, they're like, Oh, I didn't do this every single day. And it's like, you don't have to do it every day because our needs actually change and fluctuate. And so it's okay to be flexible, right? And just pay attention. Yeah, pay attention to what your needs are that day. And I have a client who called it her smorgasbord of things. But she you know, she did she put a time limit on it. She's like, Okay, I'm not gonna spend more than an hour, right? She's retired, she's like, I'm not gonna spend because then it becomes this other thing you beat yourself up with, like, all different things. So I like I like the flexibility. And I think consistency can be viewed, let's say over a month period of time, right? If you did, if you did something like 20 days out, that's pretty consistent. Right? You don't have to do something every day to be that's extreme thinking of consistent. We're so funny. Unknown Speaker 19:30 Yeah. And you know, he's a core philosophy of mind for myself and how I work with others, especially with women. I'm very interested in you know, the cycles and the rhythms. So in our own body within this is noticing nature, so noticing the seasons in nature, but we also have that those seasons within our own body. And so it's very linear and masculine, the masculine archetype to kind of a 24 hour cycle where it's like every morning, do a spin class. And there's nothing wrong with that. But more of the feminine Yin cycle is there's different times of the month depending if we're relating bleeding coming into oscillation, you know, out of our bleed time, our energy cycle is different. And even if you know women listening are menopausal had stopped bleeding or not bleeding for whatever reason, our bodies still sync with the moon. And so there's just times with whether the moon is full or dark a new moon, are as women, our bodies really sink in with that, and it's more about peak energy time versus a low energy time. And so it you know, you don't even have to let get militant about the moon or the moon. You know, this is my work of I'm always cueing clients of notice what feels really nourishing right now, not because you should or you have to, or somebody posted about on Instagram, but does it just feel nourishing to like, take a nap. And, and noticing that and giving yourself permission. So that's so much of my work of tracking, instead of beating ourselves with a whip, really noticing what can Arlina Allen 21:11 we Yeah, I love that you are not shame based, I can already hear it, you know, it's more nurturing and supportive. And you It's really cool. You know, a lot of the stuff, I know that you're like in the corporate world, like you're very corporate friendly, like palatable. And when I was listening to a lot of your stuff, I was thinking of my friends, you know, I'm from Silicon Valley, I did, I was corporate for a very long time. And in sales, tech sales, and so very, like male dominated very robotic, I would say, and very, like, absent of feelings. It's like, No, no, we don't talk about failing, they can talk about, they'll talk about stress, like, but that's about it, like tired or stressed. Like, the language is very limited. And so it's so it's so interesting that you have it seems like a very unique capability, capacity for being able to speak the corporate language, right, meet people where they are, but then also introduce very practical ideas, you know, paying attention to, you know, the moon and stuff like that, that that was not I did not expect that. And I think it's so refreshing when you're able to sort of live, you know, straddle the, you know, the corporate world, which is so robotic and so shot like, shallow is that I don't know if that's fair. But you know, people are trying to survive in this very, you know, a, a type driven accomplishment, don't feel anything environment. Right? Yeah. I don't know, where alcohol Unknown Speaker 22:45 comes in. Like, it makes so much sense then, when we drive ourselves at that level. Why alcohol is also so prevalent in Arlina Allen 22:52 the corporate world. Yeah, big time. Unknown Speaker 22:55 Yeah. You know, and that's where I really feel like I learned how to corporate minds love physiology. And they, they're fascinated by how the brain works, and that peak performance and, and how to manage stress, you know, that those are buzzwords. And so bringing that in, in kind of a fun inspiring, like, a little bit of a different angle. It's that's where I learned to, to really speak to this, that that was kind of a universal message. And so, you know, I certainly wouldn't lock in talking about the moon. I have, I have found that weird. You know, I'm interested in those aspects that I've found by building the rapport and laying the groundwork of when there's this gut brain connection and what the bacteria in your gut is doing. And this there's this nerve in the back of the cranium called poly vagal nerve, when it's not toned. And this dysregulation, like, which I mean, I level that too. I'm fascinated by it. I you know, I love kind of that logical, yeah, give me that, you know, what is this? Like? How does it work? Why does it work? And then building that rapport where people can be like, that's so fascinating. And then it's like, oh, and do you also know that it's our bodies are 70% water and the moon regulates the tides that the ocean water? Our body is also you know, there's a thing to that it's responding to it. Yeah. And so when we set it up in the physiology which all of this can can be backed in physiology, there's data for all of it, and then it doesn't sound so Whoo. And like, well, this is just nuts. Arlina Allen 24:43 It's like well, I love how science is explaining why woo is so fascinating, right? It's like there are those of us that less I'm pretty open minded. You know, but I need some science behind it to, but I am I almost missed the whole we should highlight the fact that Do you really like this gray area drinking expert right that's that's really how I came to know you and I thought you know that is meeting people where they are in the corporate world like in the corporate world these people are so driven and there's this perfectionism that happens in the corporate world it's like don't show any of your any of your flaws you know it's like this very robotic it's pushed yourself you know endlessly this 80 Hour Workweek is celebrated and you know they claim work life balance but you know I would be on at sales you know, quarterly business reviews where the VP would be out drinking until like, you know six in the morning and show up for the eight o'clock meeting still a little bit drunk I'm I would imagine and so it's so interesting to sort of gently like we're avoiding words like alcoholism which you know, we don't we understand that that's not really a thing anymore. There's a spectrum but the gray area drinking seems to be seems to be a very nice entry point Can you explain to the listeners like people listening they're like what is this gray area drinking because I think once you explain it everyone goes Oh, yeah, I totally know what that is. Yeah, so Unknown Speaker 26:15 I was teaching I was doing a lot of contract work from 2004 to 2011 in corporate America trip flying and traveling around the whole United States doing on site workshops being contracted to come in for exactly what you're speaking to us Can you come do these training programs for the employees on this work life balance, they're really stressed they're you know, we're watching the biometrics we're doing these health fairs and we want to have blood pressure kind of overall more in range and their cholesterol and their BMI and we realize it's more of a comprehensive approach so when you come teach them so that you know that was that's my foundation and the work I was doing and what we never talked about around blood pressure and weight and sleep issues and stress was alcohol but you know, bringing in then these resources these regulating resources of around food and around sleep and really practical things to do some regulation in the body which which employees loved and because you know, a lot of people would come into the workshop saying I know this stuff, I'm a marathon runner, you know this it's my hobby and and then we do these workshops and they're like, I didn't know this like I didn't know that about you know, grounding and what like the omega three fat actually does in my brain with my neuro chemicals and so again, people I work with, they're very well read, they're very smart they like this information, they're already reading books listening to podcasts, but then when we can apply it to peak performance and the challenges that come up because of the you know, the corporate deadlines and and a lot of people are drinking heavily and we're not talking about it. And so I would come in from the angle of your craving brain whatever your brain is craving. Here's some ways to you know, because you don't hang the hang the poster seven come to the alcohol class in the boardroom at noon, like people are not going to be alone, right? People are not going to you know, trip over themselves to get to that boardroom but when we talk about the craving brain and ways that you can regulate and work with you know, your innate body's rhythms and cycles and systems in the gut in the brain, people were really really fascinated by that. And then to your question about you know, what is gray area drinking it's that space where people are functioning really well my clients tell me this all the time, I saw it all the time in the corporate world, people function and they drink really heavily. And if they didn't fall into that those traditional definitions of like end stage, just kind of rock bottom the wheels fall off our life but they also weren't every now and again drinkers where they had a drink or two a couple times a year, they were in between this and it was this gray area where again slipping through the cracks it was the white elephant in the room that is how everybody was drinking and nobody was talking about it. And it's how I was drinking and teaching wellness you know, it's like I love this stuff I love about functional nutrition and with the body and regulating the body and then on the weekends I'd be out with my friends drinking like everybody else around me It's how we all drank but it was just you know, and then I would stop many many times and I can't keep drinking like this and I was able to stop it wasn't a problem for me to stop what was more of the problem was after a couple months saying why am I being so restrictive I can have a drink so I would go back to drinking this the staying stopped the same stop which is very characteristic of gray area drinkers because people will say you know, I don't drink every day I you know, go weeks and don't drink. I'm like that's really characteristic. But the hard thing is Sticking with that because it's this gray area of like but nothing bad has happened like I don't have this external kind of proof that there's a problem yet it's the 3am wake up the dry mouth that mentally beating ourselves up but nobody hears that conversation except us in our own head and then going through the gymnastics of okay I'm now I'm just going to drink on the weekend I'm not going to I'm not going to drink again I'm it's this whole thing that goes on for months and years that nobody ever talked about Arlina Allen 30:31 this it seems there there's this whole other layer of insanity that goes around trying to manage it right like oh well I'm just gonna drink a glass of water between drinks or I'm gonna have a glass of water by the bedside with electrolytes in it so that when I wake up in the morning in the middle of the night just totally dehydrated or you know having the Advil and the by Xen and the charcoal things and the oh my god I'm exhausted just thinking about it right it's like this whole insanity to make make it okay from for the drinking part and it's the whole back and forth that is was so exhausting I wonder so and we were talking a little bit about like just having the information is not enough it's about applying the information but don't you feel like there had to you had to like make a decision like at some point you got sick of the back and forth and you what what was there like a tipping point for you that you were just like this is that I'm done for good this time? Unknown Speaker 31:29 Well that was December 14 2014 which was the the solid in my bones resolute I'm done. This is it and you know, it wasn't a Cavalier decision It wasn't easy. Alcohol is a problem for me you know, it was very typical for me I'm just gonna have a glass I can just you know, I want to just open a bottle at home pour that glass and then I would drink it and be like, ah, screw it I'll have enough it was very easy to do you know finish the bottle that was that was my kind of typical pattern and knock on wood. Fortunately nothing you know, half bad happened like I didn't have a DUI or anything like that, but there was so much of that. That's how I drank and then I would stop many many times over the years under the wellness umbrella I'm going to do a paleo challenge I'm I'm doing a yoga you know challenge I I'm just not going to drink and people get used to that and and it worked because they knew I was in wellness they knew I was and it's like oh that makes sense like you're doing so I never really it was it I flew under the radar with it. But then I would say oh I can you know be a social drinker. I want to be a social drinker. So it really to your question, it was just so much of that back and forth which is exhausting. It never changes I would go right back to where I left off whether it was one month or seven months it didn't matter and it was just this resolute because I had bad you know back and forth so many times of just I'm tired of this. I don't want to keep doing this. I've been through different seasons with it I've been through different experiences with it. You know what I've been dating not dating really high stress with work or whatever, it just doesn't change and I had that real conversation with myself December 14 2014 going through those scenarios of like you know what if I go on this romantic holiday like what if and I was like no no, I'm just I'm done. And that was seven I'm coming up on my seven year anniversary this December. Arlina Allen 33:40 Oh my gosh, that's so exciting. Congratulations that is not easy. That is not easy. Yeah, so Okay, so you know what I love about what you do is that the science behind it the science behind like the addiction of alcoholism or alcohol the science sort of depersonalized is that right? And so it takes out the shame takes out the gill and it's like well of course you're getting addicted to alcohol Look what it's doing to your brain right and so you talk about three the neurotransmitters and a way that I thought was so good it was like oh, that's why right so you talked about GABA, serotonin and dopamine and you're gonna be able to explain it much better but when I heard you talk about it the first time I was like that as the shit Oh my god, like people need to hear this. So what is your What is your explanation behind those three neuro chemicals and how they make us feel that sort of drive the compulsion to drink Unknown Speaker 34:46 well, so that you know there's there's four major neural chemicals I hit on three of them in my TED talk, but there's four major ones. So two are the gas pedal for our body and then two are the brakes for us. So the gas pedal dopamine and serotonin. So dopamine is the drive that shapes that with the motivation to to move. To get up out of bed and produce we need that we need to be motivated. And then the acetylcholine is the other kind of gas pedal. And that's about focus and memory. And then serotonin and GABA are the brakes. So GABA is that relaxation feeling where the mind shuts off. And there's just that feeling of kind of that downshift. And serotonin is just the feeling of happiness, bliss, life is good, I'm not really needing or craving anything to fill a void right now I'm just I'm content I'm good. And so we need the balance of gas pedal what you know, we need to move and stay motivated and produce and we're, you know, accomplish and have that drive. And we need memory to have that memory bank and our focus and like these are, you know, important things just to biologically function. But then we need to balance that with rest and relaxation, and some happiness and some bliss and just contentment. And so when you know, those get out of balance for all kinds of reasons, sleep, you know, not sleeping, well, eating a lot of processed food and sugar, drugs and alcohol, trauma, stress, so all of those things can open up the valve, where's those neural chemicals just flush through us much quicker, because we're inside that's like who there's stress, there's, you know, all this sugar, all this alcohol. So we need to compensate open the valve and then all of a sudden, it's like, we're really depleted now and gabbeh or something, you know, we're going through that scenario, and the body just can't do the uptake enough to replenish and make it quick enough to fill it up. So we're the dumping it too fast, or not making it fast enough. And so when we come into baseline, the body can do what it knows to do, it can make adequate chemicals through real food, like omega three fish oil, you know, through the amino acids, those are the raw materials that then make these neural chemicals. And we can we can hold on to our neural chemicals and not just flesh them through our system so quickly, by you know, some different practices and movement and rest and good replenishing sleep. And so to me, it's it's where the rubber meets the road with all of the practices, exercises, theories, techniques, because you spoke to it a minute ago about how we can just kind of get into like this militant, like I need to do it, I should do it. I heard it's good. I heard it's bad. I heard it's like, no, it's about noticing, what are you needed to replenish right now what's deficient and depleted. And so the body's just trying to keep us in homeostasis, and that, and then we reach to alcohol. So it's like when we understand the physiology, it's like, Oh, interesting, something's depleted and deficient, physiologically, not psychologically. And so the body's just trying to compensate. So alcohol is a physical substance, our physical body is depleted, we and our physical body, and we get a physical effect very immediately. So the body's like, keep doing it, like i don't i, this, it seems to work immediately. So and that's been where that addictive loop gets in. So where I then work is, let's lift the hood, what's depleted in the first place, biochemically, emotionally, energetically, and let's replenish what's truly needing to be replenished. It's not because you're a bad person, or you did something wrong. It's just like going to be in the body detective, the body whisperer, which I love doing. And, and often, it's just, you know, it doesn't have to be really complicated. It's just going back to the basics. And I'd find this in the corporate world all the time, too. We want the shiny, you know, stuff, the shiny next thing, and nobody's hydrated. Nobody's sleeping regularly. And this is where the application comes down. Because it's, it's like, yeah, yeah, yeah, I should drink more water should get better slide, Arlina Allen 39:12 isn't it, nobody wants to hear that. Unknown Speaker 39:17 It's not sexy. It's not glamorous, and we're out the other. I'm the same way I get it. But what's really cool about this work is when you have the actual experience. So when you actually have a 10 hour night of deep restorative sleep, it's mind blowing, it's a 180 it's the same way with, you know, sewers, Unknown Speaker 39:36 or certain things. And so I'm always working with clients of like, it's not about getting a gold star from me and checking the box and doing all these things to perform and achieve. That's what makes us want to drink because we're, we're exhausted. So now it's when you put something in when you add it in, what happens because when we drink something happens and so if you're not noticing an effect that's really Positive that you can, you know, like, again, when I do breath work, there's an effect. Like, I feel that I mean, there's this bliss and this calm that moves through my body by by, you know, consciously doing different practices with my breath. So it's like I want to do that again, like that almost feels like I just had a glass of wine, what I did with that breathwork so that's the work and it's it's exciting, it can be really inspiring. And it's very empowering to go back to the physiology because that's where all the secrets and the magic are. And it puts aside the psychological shame that we've kind of gotten tangled in that's really unnecessary. Yeah, Arlina Allen 40:40 you know, you hit on something that kind of sparked a light me which is about adding in, because a lot of recovery is about taking away, right, we're taking away the one thing like listen, when I was still drinking, and I smoked a lot of weed. Taking I was I loved those things, those were the things that receiving me, right and I crashed and burned early, I was done at 25. Because I did not manage, because not managing well. But to let them go was so hard because it was I felt like the thing that was bringing me like that was saving me so to let it so deprivation, I you know is a big thing for people that are you know, going alcohol free, or getting sober or whatever. And I love the idea that you're presenting which is adding in, right, let's add in the things that give you the feeling that we wanted from the drugs or alcohol in the first place. So it's a totally different mindset instead of deprivation. It's about adding I love that idea. Unknown Speaker 41:46 Yeah, I do too. deprivation doesn't work for me. So I'm not going to try to talk with somebody else or coach somebody else through deprivation, like I don't want to be deprived who does. Nobody wants that. It doesn't work. So I would Arlina Allen 41:58 be there we would be broken alone. Unknown Speaker 42:02 And we know from behavior change from behavior, psychology, that deprivation, it never works now, but I can put it back in the physiology. So what we're dealing with is the amygdala and the animal brain, the animal brain only concern it has one concern as to keep us alive, right? And so if there's a sense of deprivation, that signals it's a biological signal, we're gonna die. So who's gonna win? Is that animal, right? Every time. So we've got to give the message then to the amygdala, that alarm center in the body that we're not in this deprivation, like we're not going to die, you're, we want to give that animal something. And, and that animal kind of limbic brain, it doesn't understand language. So this is why you know, saying, Just relax. Arlina Allen 42:51 Don't ever tell an angry woman to relax? Yeah, Unknown Speaker 42:54 well, it's like, it's literally like saying to an animal, just relax. They don't understand words our animal brain does literally doesn't understand words. But what it understands is sensation. And so alcohol gives us sensation in the physical body, walking barefoot on the beach gives a physical sensation. If I take a gamma boosting herb, it gives us sensation. And so that's where it's like the rubber meets the road with these practices of what we're doing is we're working on the physiology to give us sensation, that then travels up the spinal cord from the body into the brain saying, Oh, that feels good. And the animal brain is like, Okay, I'm not deprived, I feel this comfort, I feel soothing, I feel contained, which is what we're ultimately looking for. So it's not you give up alcohol and jump off a cliff and just hold your breath and hope for the best. It's, you make a decision to stop alcohol, and then open up this door and explore all of these really cold processes that give a physiological effect that no one ever taught us. But Arlina Allen 43:59 exactly nobody ever taught us that's why we're using reaching for things that are not good for us because you know, that's what's available. We don't know about all these other things. And this is really speaks to the I want to get to the nurse thing, don't let me forget. But I wanted to also point out something that you highlight, which is it used to be that we would talk about the brain first and then the body and you flip that around, you're talking about addressing the somatic experience and and you hit the nail on the head when you're talking about experience and feelings. Right? And so talk to me a little bit about how we you're we're looking at this differently now we're looking at somatic and then neuro chemistry. Unknown Speaker 44:45 So you know, that's the latest neuroscience, where Bessel Vander kolk, who wrote the bought the book, the body keeps the score. Oh, Peter Levine, who is the grandfather of somatic experiencing. This is the current research and it's not their opinion. It's I mean, the data is there. Arlina Allen 45:02 Yeah, there, we have empirical data, we've got the Unknown Speaker 45:05 data, they're doing the studies, they're you know, they're measuring gabbeh levels, then they have a group of people do 60 minutes of yoga, and then they measure their data levels again, so they're really watching this kind of stuff. But where all of this kind of somatic new neuroscience, what they find from research, not opinion, is that it's bottom up, not top down. So we work with the body, which is kind of all the stuff I've been talking about when we shift the body and the body can start to feel a sensation of calm, and soothing and grounding. That message goes up the spinal cord to the brain. And then the brain can say, the animal brain can say, okay, we're, we're okay with that. Because, again, that animal brain doesn't understand language. So we can't talk to the animal brain. We have to have feel that sensations in the body in really practical ways. This is not esoteric. Whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo. Arlina Allen 46:01 I like blue. But this is science. Unknown Speaker 46:03 Yeah, yeah. So that it's, you know, it's where the neurosciences and so that's where I work I work with with physiology with Arlina Allen 46:11 physiology. Okay. And that makes perfect sense. And that maybe this is a good segue Can we talk about your acronym for nourish because it was all Unknown Speaker 46:21 good, thank you. So as a as a functional nutritionist, my just really kind of, to pick a word that embodies my work over 20 years, it's it's nourish, which is my strength, and also my shadow, because the work for me is continually nourishing myself and not just food. So what I teach is what I also learn and keep practice. Yeah, so I'm always you know, it's not like I just quit drinking and now I've arrived and tell everybody else what they need to do. Constant practice, alright, but but the word that anchors that for me is nourish and then I created an acronym out of that for for my TED Talk. And so and is notice nature. Oh is observe your breath. You is unite with others are replenished with food. I initiate movement. s sit in stillness, and h is harnessed creativity. And I'm working on my book right now all about that, oh, there's numerous, numerous options and resources and things within each of those categories. But it really brings that whole comprehensive approach biochemical, somatic, emotional, energetic routines, that different things work for different people for regulating and nourishing the nervous system. Arlina Allen 47:51 You just said something in my eyes lit up, because everybody is different, right? There's so many different paths to this sort of recovery, sobriety, alcohol free life, right? Not there's no one solution that works for everybody. And I think that's largely what's so confusing, is, there are so many, like everybody is so different. And there are so many different tools, but I like the idea that this nourish actually can be applied no matter what your specific situation it is. Your situation is. So what are some of the you mentioned, different supplements and things to sort of regulate those? You know, the GABA, serotonin, dopamine, acetylcholine? What if someone's curious about like, what they should be using? Do you have a resource on your website? Or maybe you can just rattle off a few things that people might try? Unknown Speaker 48:50 Yeah, yeah, I'm happy to kind of talk through some of those pieces. So I work with clients one on one to really customize this piece. And kind of piggyback on what you just said, I really work with biochemical individuality. So I can rattle off some things, but it surrounds snowflakes, Arlina Allen 49:06 unique snowflakes, right? It doesn't Unknown Speaker 49:09 mean everybody out there then needs to take this particular supplement or eat this particular food. And B, this is my functional medicine background of what is individual for your biochemistry. And there's different ways to test that. And we can do lab testing and things. But But you know, the easiest, most inexpensive way is when you eat something, when you take something when you do something, notice what happens next, and three things happen. And it can be a really profound like, wow, that helps so much. My mind is blown right now. Or it can be kind of a neutral, like didn't really feel anything one way or the other. Or it can be I hated that, and I don't like how I feel now. And so I'm always cueing people back to that and the more kind of regulated and grounded we are in our body when the body is Calm, and there's practices and ways to do that, the easier it is then to kind of notice, like, what just happened here. Whereas if we're always kind of up in our head and just running and you know, in that intellect mental, it's hard to be like, I don't even know if I liked it. I mean, I just did it. So that's the argument of kind of somatic work. But um, but going back to just kind of some things, you know, I recommend, so biochemically whole food is king is golden. eating real food is is a great place to start. So did it grow from the ground? Can you pick it? berries? You know, bananas off the tree? Can you know, can you hunt it? If you eat meat? Can you gather it like gathering fish, or eggs or cream from the cow. So actual real food, that there isn't a list of ingredients, you know, 43 letters long and a whole paragraph. Real Food. And this is what I would teach in corporate all the time is, it's actually really, really fascinating. You know, one of the most fascinating lectures I ever heard in functional medicine, was a medical doctor who lectured about broccoli for an hour, it was fascinating. Because the chemical breakdown in broccoli, and every fruit and every vegetable, some of that we are still discovering. Because it's like, yeah, yeah, eat your vegetables. But when you really break it down, it's mind blowing, like what that, again, it's physical food and our physical body, what that does. So going back to the basics of whole food, if there's anything I can inspire people with is eat real food. That's in season, it's local, it's colorful, if possible, sometimes that's not always possible. But starting there, you know, eating regularly, because then the body breaks down into amino acids that are the raw materials for the brain. When you eat real, healthy fats, those break down into the omega three fats, some of our omega six fats, those are those necessary fats, again, for the brain, you know, good vegetables, even fermented vegetables, like sauerkraut, that's that good bacteria that goes into the gut. So there's just, it's just endless. The benefits of, you know, the exciting, like, mechanisms within food. And so I like to start there and try to you know, inspire people, and you don't have to, like clear your cupboards. It doesn't have to be radical. Yeah, I'm never radical about any of this. But the idea of adding something in instead of trying to take a bunch of stuff out, add in real food, Arlina Allen 52:39 and real food, that isn't it? Yeah. And I think you were, I think I heard you say that the amino acids and the proteins are the building blocks to these neuro chemicals that we need. And like, at the end of the day, when maybe your gamma is low, or serotonin, or whatever it may be, all of them are low at the end, is that true that it's low at the end of the day? Unknown Speaker 53:00 That's a good question. Um, I think it's more kind of over time, you know, like a 30 day period, a snapshot of like, what are we, you know, kind of dumping in that period, although there are urine tests that we do a 24 hour urine collection, and they are seeing like, how much of the neurotransmitter were dumped into our urine in a 24 hour period. So I think it's both you know, just kind of seeing like, the pattern that the body is on but also it's interesting, like what happens over over a longer period too. Arlina Allen 53:32 Yeah, the reason I asked about the end of the day because I feel like that's like the witching hour for a lot of people, you know, but I think it speaks to meeting like we're so jacked up all day trying to get stuff done, that in the evening we're trying to do was deregulate down regulate to regulate, yeah, just just regulate, yeah, emotion management thing. Unknown Speaker 53:56 So biochemistry is a huge part of it, our neuro chemicals, our blood sugar, our you know, our thyroid, our gut bacteria, our adrenal function. So adrenals are closely connected with dopamine. So if we're running on cortisol and adrenaline, then we're also pulling down on dopamine as well. Every neural chemicals connected with a hormone. So progesterone and gabbeh are connected, which I find a lot of women who are in this gray area struggle with wine are low and progesterone and low and Gabba. And you know, a common kind of symptom complaint of those two chemicals being low is anxiety and difficulty sleeping. And so a lot of women that are reaching to wine to help them sleep and to help manage their anxiety and when we lift the physiological hood, it's low gabicce, low progesterone. So there's all of these kind of physiological pieces, we can start with food, there's different nutrients that can i Find a lot of women are low and gabbeh. Dopamine is the sexy neuro chemical that everybody's like, oh, the dopamine hit the dopamine hit but but in reality, if we're really trying to boost dopamine, we tend to be more interested in things like cocaine, ecstasy, espresso, a pot of coffee, where if we're cocaine or coffee is more low gabbeh, which I'm certainly have that predisposition to be low gabbeh that's been more reaching to things like marijuana, Cannabis, alcohol to hit that off switch. So it's interesting what people you know, reach to so that's the biochemical side, there's some herbs or some nutrients to boost GABA boost dopamine, but then there's also what you're talking about kind of the witching hour, at the end of the day, that then goes into some of just the nervous system fight flight freeze response. So it's not always biochemical, but they're all interconnected, they all work together. If we're in a constant flee response, we're going to be dumping a lot more, you know, of our gas, the dopamine they see, so it all connects. But the but the fight flee freeze response. And if we're, if that valve is always on, if we're always kind of in a flee or in a fight, or we've just in that frozen kind of immobilized, protective state, that's exhausting. Any of those states if the, if the on switch is always on. So by the end of the day, it's hard to continue, we're exhausted holding that dysregulated state. So now we want to regulate it with alcohol to kind of let the valve off constantly, you know, we're fleeing, we want to move we want to, and it's like, I want to stop and slow down. So it could be some of that polyvagal kind of stress response, as well. And then there's, you know, the, the energetic side of things. So this is acupuncture, you know, they talk about, like how the energy moves in the body. So, if there's an area that's, that's more stuck, or moving really fast, and that's where body work comes in acupuncture, you know, working with the energy system, so there's no one size fits all, but I work with people to get kind of the full story. And it's like, where do we want to kind of start here with what might be a missing piece? And what might be depleted? And it's so Arlina Allen 57:17 good, how do people connect with you if they want to reach out and work with you. Unknown Speaker 57:23 So gray area drinkers calm is my sites where all my info is, you can email me I work with clients, one on one, I have a coach training where I train other coaches on the nourish method. And my TED Talks, there are lots of interviews I've done. And then I have did a podcast as well called edit, editing, our drinking and our lives. And so all of that on gray area drinkers calm. Arlina Allen 57:48 That is amazing. I leave all leave links, ever. I know people are probably taking notes or driving or whatever. So I'll leave all the links in the show notes. But this has been such a fascinating conversation. I could easily talk to you for the rest of the day. So many questions. And I just think this was so helpful. Thank you so much for joining me today. Thank you so much for having me. It's fun to meet you and chat with you. Thank you. Yeah, definitely. Thanks so much. And I'll leave all the show notes, links in the show notes how people can get a hold of you. Unknown Speaker 58:20 Wonderful. Thank you. Arlina Allen 58:22 Thanks.
Great questions from 99.7 The Blitz Nation, as always, each and every Wednesday. This time, questions involving potentially a domestic relations attorney. Physical and mental abuse from the girlfriend (yes, it happens, believe it). She's threatening to take away parental rights if he leaves. Another caller wants to put a tracker on his girlfriend's car - is she really watching the kids? Unemployment battle with an assault charge. And, can you designate a non-family member to be your estate executor? Steve has the answers, as always. Submit your questions to http://www.lawyertalkpodcast.com/ (www.lawyertalkpodcast.com). Recorded at Channel 511, a production of 511 South High Media LLC. Stephen E. Palmer, Esq. has been practicing criminal defense almost exclusively since 1995. He has represented people in federal, state, and local courts in Ohio and elsewhere. Though he focuses on all areas of criminal defense, he particularly enjoys complex cases in state and federal courts. He has unique experience handling and assembling top defense teams of attorneys and experts in cases involving allegations of child abuse (false sexual allegations, false physical abuse allegations), complex scientific cases involving allegations of DUI and vehicle homicide cases with blood alcohol tests, and any other criminal cases that demand jury trial experience. Steve has unique experience handling numerous high publicity cases that have garnered national attention. For more information about Steve and his law firm, visit https://www.ohiolegaldefense.com/ (Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A.) Support this podcast
On today's Hard Factor a plethora of political news and a discussion on Kyrie Irvings vaccine woes with the Nets, an update on the Gabby Petito case and her cause of death, a man that lost his manhood in a DUI accident (00:28:20), Smashmouth's lead singer retires after some drunken and offensive stage antics, street gangs stealing from the rich at posh restaurants in NYC (00:38:00), Doctor in Spain declares woman is ill with “homosexuality”, a killer nurse in Japan & much much more (00:00:00) - Timestamps Cup of Coffee in the Big Time (00:04:15) - Fun Facts About Your Skin (00:06:15) - Holidays: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day (00:08:30) - This Day in History: Rose McGowen Alleges Harvey Weinstein Raped Her (00:10:35) - Trending Mentions: Ronaldo & Pat's Feelings About Ronaldo & Megan Fox & MGK (00:14:40) - #3 Around The Hill: Political News (00:21:20) - #2 Kyrie Irving Suspended By Nets For Not Getting Vaccine (00:24:30) - Cream of the Crop: Gabby Petito's Cause Of Death Released (00:28:20) - Double Vision Segment: Man Loses Penis In DUI & SmashMouth Lead Singer Loses It On Stage (00:38:00) - Gang Bang Segment: Stories About Gangs Just Banging In The Streets TikTok International Moment (00:49:50) - Australia - Man's Poor Punctuation Lands Him In Defamation Lawsuit (00:55:00) - Spain - Doctor Marks Woman's Illness As “Homosexuality” After Visit (00:58:40) - Japan - Overworked Nurse Not Sorry For Murdering Three Patients These stories, and much more, brought to you by our incredible sponsors: Talkspace - Match with a licensed therapist when you go to https://www.talkspace.com/ and get $100 off your first month with the promo code HARDFACTOR. Lightstream - Take control of your credit card debt with a consolidation loan from Lightstream. Get a special interest rate discount by going to https://www.lightstream.com/Factor Raycon - Everyday earbuds that look, feel, and sound better than ever. Get 15% off you Raycon order at https://buyraycon.com/hardfactor Go to store.hardfactor.com and patreon.com/hardfactor to support the pod with incredible merch and bonus podcasts Leave us a Voicemail at 512-270-1480, send us a voice memo to firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or leave a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts to hear it on Friday's show Other Places to Listen: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Lots More... Watch Full Episodes on YouTube Follow @HardFactorNews on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook
Greg has a conversation with Heat Check CBB founder Eli Boettger about his recent article on coaches that have had the most success utilizing transfers in their system, how much experience with using the transfer portals matters, and the outlook of Duke with the AJ Griffin injury and Gonzaga with Mark Few's DUI punishment handed down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What's Trending: Southwest Airlines cancels over 28% of their flights over the weekend, Seattle Times shows hypocrisy in hit piece on Bruce Herrell, and a Whistleblower claims that some leaders sat on intel during Jan 6th riots. Big Local: Judge overturns emergency order removing credit scoring from insurance rates, Nick Rolovich will seek religious exemption to comply with the state's vaccine mandate, and Gonzaga coach Mark Few to miss 3 games following DUI arrest. Fauci gives us permission to go trick or treating. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Should I talk to the police? When should I talk to the police? And how does it exactly work with my right to remain silent and it always brings the next question is, won't they think I'm guilty if I don't make a statement if I don't talk? Well, let me address this question by giving an example of a call that I had upstairs in the law firm just last week. And it so happens we get this question quite often when there is just an investigation beginning. Got a question you want answered on the podcast? Call 614-859-2119 and leave us a voicemail. Steve will answer your question on the next podcast! Submit your questions to http://www.lawyertalkpodcast.com/ (www.lawyertalkpodcast.com). Recorded at Channel 511, a production of 511 South High Media LLC. Stephen E. Palmer, Esq. has been practicing criminal defense almost exclusively since 1995. He has represented people in federal, state, and local courts in Ohio and elsewhere. Though he focuses on all areas of criminal defense, he particularly enjoys complex cases in state and federal courts. He has unique experience handling and assembling top defense teams of attorneys and experts in cases involving allegations of child abuse (false sexual allegations, false physical abuse allegations), complex scientific cases involving allegations of DUI and vehicle homicide cases with blood alcohol tests, and any other criminal cases that demand jury trial experience. Steve has unique experience handling numerous high publicity cases that have garnered national attention. For more information about Steve and his law firm, visit https://www.ohiolegaldefense.com/ (Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A.) Support this podcast
Listen as Rich and David Whitesock discuss his unbelievable journey from jail to law school graduate. David is passionate about helping others find recovery and solving the health crisis of addiction. He invented the Recovery Capital Index, which was validated, that measures change in wellbeing with respect to addiction. Find him here:https://www.davidwhitesock.com/BIO:David is constantly curious and believes that everything connects. When we're fully aware of what, where, and how things connect, we can understand the effects and modify the mechanisms in between for a greater good.As Chief Innovation Officer at Face It TOGETHER, it has been David's job to design better methods and experiences that can drive solutions for addiction. Through that lens and with a host of personal and professional experiences, David believes we will solve addiction when we don't solve for addiction. He is dedicated to doing work that advances towards that vision. Along the way, vastly more people will realize connections to their purpose, improving the greater good for themselves and others.David earned a joint JD/MA and BS from the University of South Dakota.In 2015, he won e Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship. During the two years of the Fellowship, he studied the art and science of happiness. He traveled to the happiness places on earth, like Iceland and Denmark, to see and experience these cultures first hand.David is the inventor of the Recovery Capital Index® (RCI), a quantified, multi-dimensional survey that measures addiction wellbeing. The instrument was validated in 2018, subjected to peer review, and findings published in the May 2018 South Dakota Medical Journal.
Busy day with callers on The Blitz. Questions like... Paternity suit after a brother has passed away Turnaround in a warehouse parking lot is an illegal U-turn? Ticketed for a "too bright" license plate neon lighting Could there be a drug test during a traffic trial? Ex-wife is holding their son's social security number ransom if he'll pay for something else. Resident from Germany has a speeding ticket - can he come back into Ohio? Will signing a non-compete keep the listener from working? Depends on scope and geography detailed in the agreement. And much more - including Norm's story of his run in with the law and his missing front license plates (prior to the new Ohio law). Take note, and learn some lessons on how to handle tough situations with the police. In the studio with Steve, Norm Murdock from Team Blitz and Brett Johnson from Circle270Media Podcast Consultants. Submit your questions to http://www.lawyertalkpodcast.com/ (www.lawyertalkpodcast.com). Recorded at Channel 511, a production of 511 South High Media LLC. Stephen E. Palmer, Esq. has been practicing criminal defense almost exclusively since 1995. He has represented people in federal, state, and local courts in Ohio and elsewhere. Though he focuses on all areas of criminal defense, he particularly enjoys complex cases in state and federal courts. He has unique experience handling and assembling top defense teams of attorneys and experts in cases involving allegations of child abuse (false sexual allegations, false physical abuse allegations), complex scientific cases involving allegations of DUI and vehicle homicide cases with blood alcohol tests, and any other criminal cases that demand jury trial experience. Steve has unique experience handling numerous high publicity cases that have garnered national attention. For more information about Steve and his law firm, visit https://www.ohiolegaldefense.com/ (Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A.) Support this podcast
Mikey starts us off with some audio TEASING - Adele teases new song and is ready to crush us all - Coach Tomlin addresses fans that want Ben to be replaced at QB - Mikey gets the Marvel sweats again - Florida doggy DUI story - Bob can already smell the Jonas Brothers in the area - We prepare for a West Virginia river monster story with some West Virginia record catfish Facebook comments - Aaron Rodgers gets a video message from Pittsburgh Dad on The Pat McAfee Show - Rihanna is bringing Savage x Fenty stores to the U.S. in 2022 which means we might get underwear that fit us
Jon and Will sit down for a conversation with Marine Officer Veteran and Author, Jake Cosme, to discuss "Victim vs Hero Mindset" Jake Cosme is a US Naval Academy Grad, class of 2005. He is a Marine Corps Officer Veteran who served two combat deployments in Iraq, but then, in summer of 2011 he was pulled over for DUI - leaving the Marine Corps the following year with adverse fitness report. That was the beginning of a downward spira which ended in his losing his house and going bankrupt, which he found to be his turnaround moment. Since then he has gone on to author a book, The Recipe - A Marine's Mindset for Success - outlining the ingredients for success… and now he is in tech and crypto currency. Find Jake on Linkedin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-cosme-803706b/ If you like the show, leave us a review here: Leave a review! If you really like the show, subscribe here: Subscribe now! If you'd like to watch the show, check out our YouTube Channel here (DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!!): Men Talking Mindfulness on YouTube If you'd like to know more about upcoming and past guests, about Jon and Will, or find resources check out our website here: Men Talking Mindfulness Website 5:00 Introducing Jake Cosme 6:30 Will leads Opening Grounding Meditation 11:00 The basics of Victim vs Hero Mindset 12:00 Jake's incredible story 23:30 What is a victimhood mindset? 30:00 “You need something to chase.” 33:00 Man in the Arena - “Spend yourself on a worthy cause.” 36:00 “We all have to fill ourselves with something.” 37:00 How to pull yourself out of a victim's mindset 39:00 “Am I present?” Poem by Eckhart Tolle because poems and Navy SEALs naturally go together! 42:00 MTM Mantra? Jack Handy returns!? 48:30 Jake's Mantra 51:20 The highest power of all! 53:00 Division creates chaos 56:45 Jon leads Closing Grounding Meditation Opening and closing Music: Malecon by Soyb & Amine Maxwell https://soundcloud.com/soybmusic https://soundcloud.com/aminemaxwell Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/al-malecon Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/xbWzYbtMgIE
What makes Steve want to do ANOTHER podcast within a podcast? Questions from you, our listeners. And happy birthday wishes to one of our listeners in Minnesota. Happy birthday Chris! Got a question you want answered on the podcast? Call 614-859-2119 and leave us a voicemail. Steve will answer your question on the next podcast! Submit your questions to http://www.lawyertalkpodcast.com/ (www.lawyertalkpodcast.com). Recorded at Channel 511, a production of 511 South High Media LLC. Stephen E. Palmer, Esq. has been practicing criminal defense almost exclusively since 1995. He has represented people in federal, state, and local courts in Ohio and elsewhere. Though he focuses on all areas of criminal defense, he particularly enjoys complex cases in state and federal courts. He has unique experience handling and assembling top defense teams of attorneys and experts in cases involving allegations of child abuse (false sexual allegations, false physical abuse allegations), complex scientific cases involving allegations of DUI and vehicle homicide cases with blood alcohol tests, and any other criminal cases that demand jury trial experience. Steve has unique experience handling numerous high publicity cases that have garnered national attention. For more information about Steve and his law firm, visit https://www.ohiolegaldefense.com/ (Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A.) Support this podcast
Episode 346 – There is no manual Today we have Kathryn. She us 58, from North Dakota, and took her last drink on February 19, 2002. Highlights from Odette There is no manual for recovery. We have tools, guidance, but no guaranteed formula for success. Learning to manage that uncertainty can be challenging, but it's normal. Be gentle with yourself and others. Exact Nature exactnature.com Code: RE20 [07:18] Kris welcomes Kathryn Burgum, the First Lady of North Dakota. Kathryn has over 19 years of sobriety. Kathryn's first drink was at age 8. There was lots of alcohol in her household and her parents were regular drinkers. In high school, Kathryn struggled with anxiety and depression; drinking was her nirvana because it gave her some relief. She had her first blackout in high school, and they continued for twenty years. Kathryn experienced many consequences due to her drinking; the loss of self-respect was at the top of her list. Getting a DUI pushed her to begin recovery. Kathryn made several deals with herself about regulating her drinking. She never kept those promises, because if she thought about drinking, she did. The only choice she had was to start drinking …. In the end, she lost the choice about drinking. As Kathryn's drinking progressed, she was hung over every day. She was unable to control her drinking. When asked if she should be driving, she would respond that she was fine, because she didn't want people to think she had a problem with alcohol. Kathryn worked in HR and drug tested employees. When she got a DUI, it was published in the local newspaper. Someone blew it up and posted it at work. The shame kept her from admitting her problem. She didn't want to ask for help because she was concerned about what others would think. Kathryn recognized she was suicidal almost every time she drank; she had undiagnosed depression. As a result of her DUI, she had to undergo a mandatory evaluation and went to outpatient treatment that was unsuccessful. She went to Mayo Clinic for ten days and stayed sober for two years. Over a period of 8 years, she quit and relapsed several times. Kathryn's turning point came when she was walking and asked, “Is there anybody out there? If there is, I need help.” She has been sober ever since. Slowly recovery became her life. She found a community, began feeling better, and engaged a recovery coach. She credits recovery with saving her life. Kathryn now takes medication for her depression, reads meditations daily and connects with her God. When her husband, Gov. Doug Burgum, announced that he wanted to run for governor, she had some concerns. They had candid conversations about boundaries during the campaign. Kathryn made a conscious decision to talk about her recovery because of the opioid crisis and it became a platform she and her husband share. Recovery Reinvented is an annual free conference. Every week Kathryn has an opportunity to help someone who is struggling with addiction. Helping others helps her stay sober. After 8 years of relapse, she was losing hope. Through faith she knows there is always hope for sobriety and recovery. Recovery Reinvented 2021 is on 10/25/21. Register to attend in person or online. www.recovery reinvented.com. Kris's Summary What could your voice do? We don't know the impact that comes with sharing our experience. I'm over the stigma; I am here to grow. First Lady Kathryn Burgum can be found: Facebook (@FirstLadyND & @RecoveryND), Twitter (@FirstLadyND & @Recovery_ND), and Instagram (@firstladynd). Prior Recovery Reinvented speakers, award recipients, and segments can be found at www.youtube.com/recoveryreinvented. Sponsor: Exact Nature exactnature.com Code: RE20 Upcoming events, retreats, and courses: You can find more information about our events Resources Connect with Cafe RE - Use the promo code OPPORTUNITY to waive the set-up fee. Recovery Elevator YouTube - Subscribe here! Sobriety Tracker iTunes
Ron Strong, formerly of "Auto Shop Talk" is retiring. The last of our calls on DUI penalties. A man in Houston was busted for violating the rules of the carpool lane. Fresno's City Council is considering an ordinance this week that could ban smoking at apartments. Listeners comment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
An update on Dog's hunt for Brian Laundrie. The Senate and House have passed a last-minute stopgap funding bill that will avert a shutdown... for now. Fresno law enforcement is tackling the DUI problem. Listeners comment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sarah thinks that a picture of a dog looks like IT, Survivor is on tonight while Big Brother ends, Dina Lohan to serve 18 Days in jail after pleading guilty in DUI case, Shaquille O'Neal stage dives for first time during festival at his DJ Set, and the original Law & Order series is getting a reboot! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Details of former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones‘ recent arrest in Las Vegas hours after being inducted into the UFC Hall fo Fame. The arrest came in the early morning hours of Friday after Cesars Palace security alerted police of a possible domestic violence incident. “As Jones was being detained, he became irate and smashed his head into the front hood of the [Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department] patrol vehicle leaving a medium size dent as well as chipping of some of the paint on the vehicle,” police wrote in the report. Plus more from Blitz listeners, including Grandma estate and conservatorship problems, IRS wanting their money, and more Brittany Spears news. Glenn checks in over the phone as we dive deep into potential government overreach during COVID. When is "all for the public good" too much? “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies." https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/526469-of-all-tyrannies-a-tyranny-sincerely-exercised-for-the-good (C.S. Lewis) Submit your questions to http://www.lawyertalkpodcast.com/ (www.lawyertalkpodcast.com). Recorded at Channel 511, a production of 511 South High Media LLC. Stephen E. Palmer, Esq. has been practicing criminal defense almost exclusively since 1995. He has represented people in federal, state, and local courts in Ohio and elsewhere. Though he focuses on all areas of criminal defense, he particularly enjoys complex cases in state and federal courts. He has unique experience handling and assembling top defense teams of attorneys and experts in cases involving allegations of child abuse (false sexual allegations, false physical abuse allegations), complex scientific cases involving allegations of DUI and vehicle homicide cases with blood alcohol tests, and any other criminal cases that demand jury trial experience. Steve has unique experience handling numerous high publicity cases that have garnered national attention. For more information about Steve and his law firm, visit https://www.ohiolegaldefense.com/ (Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A.) Support this podcast
Bill Handel on patients that are leaving psych hospitals not being allowed to drive, work, or date as a program attempts to control them. A New misdemeanor diversion law has sparked confusion and disparities in DUI cases. Wayne Resnick and Jennifer Jones Lee join Bill for the Late Edition of Handel on the News, where the trio provide updates on news topics that include: President Biden has promised a historic investment in education, the CEO of Pfizer has said that they'll be ready in a matter of days to ask for approval of their COVID vaccine for children, and New York may tap the National Guard to replace their unvaccinated healthcare workers.
Episode 345– The Neuroscience of Addiction Part II Today we have Stacy Jo, she is 34 years old, from Oregon and took her last drink on March 6, 2020. Highlights from Paul Paul wants to know your interest in a alcohol-free Ukulele 101 course. If you are interested please email email@example.com. Paul provides part 2 of highlights of a podcast with Rich Roll speaking with Dr. Anna Lembke. Rich Roll Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jziP0CEgvOw. Dr. Lembke talks about how it's a known fact that when we are in our addiction, we can't accurately see the consequences or what's taking place. With abstinence, we can look back and say, OH MY The interview focuses a lot on dopamine and why addiction has been on the rise for 30 years. Being smart or highly educated doesn't make you immune to addiction, in fact, it might even backfire because you think you know everything. More than 1/2 the world's deaths, under the age of 50, are attributable to addiction. Rates of alcoholism have gone up 50% for those aged 65 and up from the late 90's to today and have gone up 80% in women. Traditionally the rates for alcoholics were 5:1 for men to women. With Millennials, it's now 1:1. There are more burdens on women now than ever. Dr. Lemke recommends a 30 day dopamine fast. But a huge warning of withdrawals for alcohol and benzodiazepines. How to do this? Well, we've got 345 episodes now on the HOW, but the trick is to go into the pain. Head into the storm (episode 341) and Forgive yourself. Exact Nature exactnature.com Code: RE20 [12:41] Stacy Jo took her last drink on March 6, 2020. She lives in Eugene, OR. with her partner of 15 years. Her primary hobby is anything that has to do with yarn. She has worked in the restaurant industry for 20 years until the pandemic hit, she recently was just at the University of Oregon. Around the age of 20, after a breakup and miscarriage, Stacy Jo feels there was a switch in her drinking. That was the same time her service industry career normalized and it all went hand in hand. In 2018 Stacy Jo started some serious attempts to quit drinking but it wasn't until the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 that she was able to get good footing. Stacy Jo joined Café RE when she was around 4 months sober and says she did it as a reward for herself. She says her partner hated her drinking, and that it became a pretty big division between the two of them. Stacy Jo also got a Driving While Ability Impaired (right below a DUI) when she was 28. She feels like she slept the 1st three months of sobriety. She treated herself like a toddler and allowed herself to sleep and snack. Stacy Jo is grateful for the pandemic and her restaurant shutting down. It allowed her to get away from the normalcy that is part of the service industry and to have the space to get on solid ground. She does not get cravings any longer, but says she is not so cocky to say that she won't again. Odette's Summary Odette reminds us that change starts with us. Recovery is our responsibility. Remember you are not alone and together is always better. Sponsor: Exact Nature exactnature.com Code: RE20 Upcoming events, retreats, and courses: You can find more information about our events Resources Connect with Cafe RE - Use the promo code OPPORTUNITY to waive the set-up fee. Recovery Elevator YouTube - Subscribe here! Sobriety Tracker iTunes
70's teen heartthrob, David Cassidy, died in a Fort Lauderdale hospital in 2017. He moved to Broward county in 2002 when he started drinking heavily and racked up a string of DUI's. The "I Think I Love You" singer's drinking led to his death, but through it all, the world still loved him.
The Murder Of Town Marshal Richard E. Hart. The unexplained questions about the killer's release, the multiyear manhunt and his personal devastation. David J. Brown is our guest. He is a former Law Enforcement Officer and Paramedic and author of numerous books. David talks about the 1982 murder of his friend and co-worker Deputy Town Marshall Richard E. Hart. What started as a routine DUI traffic stop led to the killing of Richard. David talks about the mysterious release of the suspect by judicial officials and the multiyear manhunt for the fugitive. He discusses the eventual suicide death of the suspect and the personal devastation that occurred in his life. Background song Hurricane is used with permission from the band Dark Horse Flyer. If you enjoy the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast, please tell a friend or two, or three about it. Never miss out on an episode of the Law Enforcement Today Podcast, AND be automatically entered in all future contests. Simply subscribe for our free email newsletter, never more than 2 issues a week sent out. Click here and scroll down about half way. Follow us on the MeWe social media platform. We are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. In the Clubhouse app look for and follow @LetRadioShow. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today in cannabis news: State senators in Pennsylvania deliberate on a proposal that would issue DUI safeguards for medical cannabis patients; New York's governor announces their last appointees to the state's cannabis regulatory authority; and the USDA teams up with Cornell University to conduct research on preventing weed invasions on hemp crops. It's Friday, September 24 and TRICHOMES.com is bringing you the top cannabis news from around the web. You can also listen on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify–search TRICHOMES and subscribe!
As more and more colleges require COVID-19 vaccines for students and employees, they find themselves navigating a thorny territory when it comes to evaluating requests for 1) religious, 2) medical, or 3) moral or personal exemptions that many states require institutions to consider. Steve welcomes Leslie Albeit, from Albeit Weiker, LLP, back to the Lawyer Talk roundtable to talk more about this issue, and how it affects students, parents and universities. Each one of these exemptions has its own concerns. For example, what exactly constitutes a sincerely held belief and how vigorously universities should assess this remains contested ground. Plus, questions from The Blitz listeners. The https://apnews.com/article/gabby-petito-brian-laundrie-florida-nature-preserve-22849ef5cc8c22997d886227d94d790f (Gabby Petito) case; "My truck and trailer are impounded because they were used in a crime by a friend of mine. Can I get them back?" Border problems still in the news. Repairs and sledgehammers. https://abc6onyourside.com/news/nation-world/contractor-destroys-his-work-after-homeowner-doesnt-pay-in-timely-manner (Contractor gone wild). Contractor destroys his work after homeowner doesn't pay in timely manner. Submit your questions to http://www.lawyertalkpodcast.com/ (www.lawyertalkpodcast.com). Recorded at Channel 511, a production of 511 South High Media LLC. Stephen E. Palmer, Esq. has been practicing criminal defense almost exclusively since 1995. He has represented people in federal, state, and local courts in Ohio and elsewhere. Though he focuses on all areas of criminal defense, he particularly enjoys complex cases in state and federal courts. He has unique experience handling and assembling top defense teams of attorneys and experts in cases involving allegations of child abuse (false sexual allegations, false physical abuse allegations), complex scientific cases involving allegations of DUI and vehicle homicide cases with blood alcohol tests, and any other criminal cases that demand jury trial experience. Steve has unique experience handling numerous high publicity cases that have garnered national attention. For more information about Steve and his law firm, visit https://www.ohiolegaldefense.com/ (Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A.) Support this podcast
In hour 1 What advice can Al give on vaccines and masks? Peter Flies shares why getting a DUI was the best day of his life, and in hour 2 Doug Keck shares spiritual advice from Mother Angelica, JD Flynn looks in on vaccine rules at the Vatican and Canada, and Al discusses Pope Francis' comments on abortion and the Eucharist.
Today in cannabis news: State legislators in Pennsylvania plan to hold a hearing on DUI safeguards for medical cannabis patients; a former U.S. Republican congressperson breaks the trend of once anti-legalization politicians joining the cannabis industry; and 80 prominent law enforcement authorities, as well as a nominee of President Biden, petition the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case regarding supervised drug consumption centers. It's Tuesday, September 21 and TRICHOMES.com is bringing you the top cannabis news from around the web. You can also listen on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify–search TRICHOMES and subscribe!
The state Senate is set to consider a proposal this week that would prevent medical cannabis users from receiving DUIs. There were no planes, but there was a train and a police automobile involved turning the chase for an escaped Altoona perp. Over 40 booze brands have a two-bottle daily purchase limit as of Friday. Plus, a child services' agency was pleasantly surprised after a kindly benefactor left them in her will. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We're discussing another brand new show with Y The Last Man Episode 1 "The Day Before" based on the seminal comic book by Brian K Vaughn and Pia Guerra. Y The Last Man Episode 1 Synopsis and Details Based on the comic series Y The Last Man by: Brian K Vaughn and Pia Guerra Showrunner: Eliza Clark Episode Written by: Eliza Clark Episode Directed by: Louise Friedberg Representative Jennifer Brown has been towing the party line with US President Campbell but she has had enough. When the President dismisses online abuse, Jennifer stresses how easy and privileged his life is, setting herself at loggerheads with him and his family. Her daughter Hero Brown, an EMT with a DUI in New York, is dating yet another married man who is wrong for her. When the two get into an argument when he refuses to end his marriage, Hero accidentally kills him. Her younger brother Yorick Brown, an escapologist with problems paying his rent, has decided to propose to his long term girlfriend Beth Deville. Things don't go to plan as Beth aims to broaden her horizons with a teaching exchange to Australia. Beth leaves Yorick in his apartment with only his helper monkey, Ampersand, for company who likes to throw stuff at Yorick. Meanwhile in Oklahoma Agent 355 completes a mission and is sent to Washington to the President's side as a credible threat to his life has been received.None of them realise the world is about to change for everyone. Without warning every mammal with a Y Chromosome on the planet gruesomely dies leaving those with the X Chromosome to pick up the pieces…that is, apart from Yorick Brown and his helper monkey Ampersand. Y The Last Man Episode 1 Cast Representative Jennifer Brown played by Diane LaneAgent 355 played by Ashley RomansYorick Brown played by Ben SchnetzerHero Brown played by Olivia Thirlby Nora Brady played by Marin IrelandKimberley Campbell Cunningham played by Amber TamblynMarla Campbell/First Lady played by Paris JeffersonBeth Deville played by Juliana CanfieldChristine played by Jess SalgueiroSam Jordan played by Elliot FletcherDean Brown played by Sam RobardsPresident Campbell played by Paul Gross Feedback for Y The Last Man Once you've watched the episodes you can email us to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can message us @TVPodIndustries on Twitter or join our Facebook group at https://facebook.com/groups/tvpodcastindustries and share your thoughts in our spoiler posts for each episode. Follow us and Subscribe to the Podcast If you want to keep up with us and all of our podcasts, please subscribe to the podcast over at https://tvpodcastindustries.com. Where we will continue to podcast about multiple TV shows we hope you'll love. Next time on TV Podcast Industries Thanks for joining us for our Y The Last Man Episode 1 podcast. We'll return next week with our chat about Y The Last Man Episode 2. Make sure you get in all your feedback to us and we'll discuss it on the next podcast. You can also join us on our main feed for all of our podcasts including What If?, Loki, Star Wars The Bad Batch, Wandavision, Falcon and The Winter Soldier and much much more. https://open.spotify.com/show/71WiYolZMPxB7QVSTMZ5zk Until then, Keep Watching, Keep Listening and Keep Surviving. Derek, Chris and John TV Podcast Industries All images and audio clips are copyright of Disney, Marvel and their respective copyright owners. The music for this podcast is an edit of Tumbleweeds by Ketsa and is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
We begin with Washington economist Steve Moore who says the Democrat tax bill is an abomination and the worst tax-and-spend bill in his lifetime. Chuck DeVore of the Texas Public Policy Foundation says California has voted for a tax-and-spend status quo and people will keep moving out. Also, Haitians at the Texas border. And new calls for Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley to be fired or court-martialed. And should immigrants with ten DUIs on their records be allowed to remain in the US? Democrats say yes.
Rivian becomes the first electric pickup truck maker, if you are someone who uses the word ‘adulting' you probably aren't ready for it, parents say that having kids have made them safe drivers, and a guy got a DUI by doing loops in the parking lot of the police station! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kelley shares her Experience, Strength and Hope in this detailed account of her journey from alcoholic-addict to sober and free member of Alcoholics Anonymous.An extremist, Kelley had all or nothing thinking and behavior—if some is good, more is better. From eating disorder and meth, to a straight A student and college athlete, to psych wards, DUIs, ICUs, and jail, to marrying a cop to dating a meth dealer; the pendulum swung hard in Kelley's life.16 yrs. of chaos with 7 or more rehab visits lead Kelley to a life of guilt and shame and hopelessness . . . even hopes of death. But the miracle of these rooms and this program brought Kelley to a place of searching, seeking something else, and with that she surrendered and begged God for help . . . and that prayer and the people in these rooms have brought Kelley to a life of love and serenity. Quotes“All this time I didn't want to stop, I wanted the consequences to stop.”“The obsession to drink or use was lifted, it just wasn't there anymore, I guess it was gradual.”“Today, the program is the most important thing in my life.”
Riverside County is paying a man $11 million for being wrongly convicted of the murder of his ex-girlfriend, the new Iphones, Ipad, and Apple watch are out, a man calls his wife to pick him up after getting in a DUI accident but the wife arrived drunk as well, and Facebook researchers have proven that Instagram is toxic for teenage girls! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This marks episode number 200 for Lawyer Talk. When you get a chance, check out random episodes from 1 to 50, and 50 to 100, and 100 to 150. It's been a great 200 episode ride, and we're strapping down for another 200. Does 200 episodes make us experts or just experienced? And when can we say that about what we do for a living? Maybe the best approach is to always be learning, and be thinking "I know nothing" until you do?! Question from a podcast listener - submitted at www.lawyertalkpodcast.com - When I am pulled over, do I have to answer "where have you been?" or "where are you going?" Steve tackles this with his usual answer - "it depends." The government dictate for employers with 100+ employees. What does it mean, could it mean? But when it comes to vaccinations, do your homework. https://www.ohiolegaldefense.com/why-i-am-a-science-denier-and-that-is-exactly-what-you-want-from-your-criminal-defense-attorney/ (Check out a blog written earlier by Steve) - Why I am a “Science Denier” (and that is exactly what you want from your criminal defense attorney). And while your at it, re-read (or read for the first time), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four (George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.) And a special call-out to any veteran returning from the Afghan conflict. We would love to have you as a guest on the podcast. Let's talk about your experiences, and what your take is on what we did and didn't do right there. Submit your questions to http://www.lawyertalkpodcast.com/ (www.lawyertalkpodcast.com). Recorded at Channel 511, a production of 511 South High Media LLC. Stephen E. Palmer, Esq. has been practicing criminal defense almost exclusively since 1995. He has represented people in federal, state, and local courts in Ohio and elsewhere. Though he focuses on all areas of criminal defense, he particularly enjoys complex cases in state and federal courts. He has unique experience handling and assembling top defense teams of attorneys and experts in cases involving allegations of child abuse (false sexual allegations, false physical abuse allegations), complex scientific cases involving allegations of DUI and vehicle homicide cases with blood alcohol tests, and any other criminal cases that demand jury trial experience. Steve has unique experience handling numerous high publicity cases that have garnered national attention. For more information about Steve and his law firm, visit https://www.ohiolegaldefense.com/ (Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A.) Support this podcast
In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (9-7-2011), Wade is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell. They break down the previous night's Raw. Jason gave it a big thumbs down. Find out why. They analyze the Kevin Nash text twist, the Triple H-C.M. Punk stips, and more. They take live calls for an hour mostly centered around Raw happenings and WWE network. In the previously VIP-exclusive Aftershow, they discuss Kurt Angle's DUI and whether he should be treated differently than Matt Hardy, plus more on Raw. The final segment is dedicated to NFL talk including Powell's expert perspective on Fantasy Football.
This week on Hell Has An Exit, Bryan Invites long time friend Alex K. on the show. Alex dives right into his story and gets vulnerable. He opens up about his traumas, and what led to him finally being able to overcome his addiction & alcoholism. •Car accident •Coma •Jail •Shooting himself in the foot w/ a shotgun •Xanax •Little Blue Pills •Lean •Doctor Shopping •Alcohol •Probation •4 DUI's •Motorcycle Accident •Spending his first year of sobriety in prison •Alcoholics Anonymous •Rehab •Recovery Today, Alex has been clean & sober for over 7 years and lives a life beyond his wildest dreams by putting the work in. Don't miss this amazing story of recovery & success on THIS WEEK'S Hell Has An Exit! Watch the full video interview available on Youtube. Audio podcast available on all platforms Link in Bio. For more information, please visit unitedrecoveryproject.com or call tel: 833-999-1877 Follow on Instagram & Twitter @hellhasanexit @united_recovery @dbpodcasts Produced by dppodcast.com Music by Miles M. Davis.
In this week's Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, together with my law partner, Anita Koumriqian, we discuss what you should know about applying for U.S. citizenship if you already have a green card and you have some sort of record, whether in the form of an arrest, a DUI or drug possession. Everybody should obviously be careful and try to not commit crimes. But when you're an immigrant, you have to be extra careful about what you do because there's a lot of stuff that you might encounter that could jeopardize your immigration status. One of the things also worth noting is that citizenship is very jurisdictional where it's unique to where you're living, specifically within the community in which the applicant resides. Please share this episode with companies, HR and recruiting professionals, startup founders, international talent, or anyone who can benefit from it. Sign up for the Alcorn monthly newsletter to receive the latest immigration news and issues. Reach out to us if we can help you determine the best immigration options for yourself, your company, your employees or prospective employees, or your family whether in the U.S. or abroad. In this episode, you'll hear about: Qualifications for U.S. citizenship and the five-year statutory period Good moral character standards Things you need to disclose (expungement, citations, etc.) How the USCIS could find out you've committed a crime Types of minor level and major level convictions Don't miss my upcoming conversations with top Silicon Valley venture capitalists, startup founders, professors, futurists, and thought leaders on Immigration Law for Tech Startups. Subscribe to this podcast here or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or whatever your favorite platform is. As always, we welcome your rating and review of this podcast. We appreciate your feedback! Resources: Alcorn Immigration Law: Subscribe to the monthly Alcorn newsletter Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast: Episode 14: Visas & Green Cards Based on Past Accomplishments Episode 29: Sponsoring Employees for PERM Green Cards Episode 81: The Engineers I'm Recruiting Want H-1B Transfers and Green Cards… What Do I Do? Immigration Options for Talent, Investors, and Founders Immigration Law for Tech Startups eBook Extraordinary Ability Bootcamp course for best practices for securing the O-1A visa, EB-1A green card, or the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) green card—the top options for startup founders. Use promotion code ILTS for 20% off the enrollment fee.
Greg has a chat with Blake Lovell of Blue Ribbon Yearbook to talk about how Gonzaga might be affected by time missed by Mark Few's DUI and how mid-majors will fare this season before Greg recaps the past 48 hours of college basketball news & notes. Podcast Highlights 5:30-Interview with Blake Lovell 22:12-Recap of the past 48 hours of college basketball news & notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
FLORIDA FRIDAY - Floridaman arrested for DUI on his wedding day. Floridaman steals a truck, crashes it and then pretends to grill on a porch. Naked Boston woman drives a golf cart through a Florida shoutout. Floridaman steals a goat and gets it drunk for panhandling purposes. // Weird AF News is the only daily weird news podcast hosted by a comedian because I believe your daily dose of weird af stories deserves a comedic spin. Show your SUPPORT by joining the Weird AF News Patreon where you'll get bonus episodes and other weird af news stuff http://patreon.com/weirdafnews - WATCH Weird AF News on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/weirdafnews - check out the official website https://WeirdAFnews.com and FOLLOW host Jonesy at http://instagram.com/funnyjones or http://twitter.com/funnyjones or http://facebook.com/comedianjonesy or http://Jonesy.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
President Biden institutes a national vaccine mandate and throws everything but the kitchen sink at the coronavirus, announcing a six-point plan called the “Pathway Out of the Pandemic” and we review what is inside. The Department of Justice sues Texas over their new pro-life abortion law, claiming the Federal Government is being usurped by the unruly Texans. A very bad district attorney named Mark Jones is indicted on numerous counts of bribery and abuse of public office and we review the indictment.And more! Join criminal defense lawyer Robert F. Gruler in a discussion on the latest legal, criminal and political news, including:
On this episode of Barstool Bench Mob, we start off discussing the biggest recruiting news of the week. Shaedon Sharpe, the 2022 number 1 player, committed to Kentucky (02:23). And speaking of Kentucky - the guys react to their recent interactions with the Wildcats' newest assistant coach, Brad Calipari. Then - Marty, Rico, and Jake touch on Mark Few being cited for a DUI (07:55). We then welcome on the head coach of the Bryant Bulldogs Jared Grasso (13:14). Grasso gives his thoughts on Rico jinxing his team during last year's NEC tournament, the pressures of being in a one-bid conference, and his teams' unique style of play. And to wrap up the show, we hit on a few unfortunate injuries in the SEC, the news of potential Big 12 expansion, and we give a shout out to friend of the show Jon Rothstein on his recent wedding (34:19). Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob
Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space. This week, we begin by discussing what feels like at LEAST a month's worth of Mets crammed into one week—soon after Javy Báez's post “thumbs down” storybook ending, the Mets went on a winning streak. But amidst all of that, acting GM Zack Scott was arrested and charged with a DUI and subsequently placed on administrative leave by the Mets. In his media availability yesterday, Sandy Alderson characterized all of the “unbecoming” behavior on the part of Mets front office personnel as “unrelated” incidents, not necessarily indicative of a single flaw in the Mets' hiring process. We discuss the wrongheadedness of this characterization and the fact that even when Alderson knew about bad behavior on the part of his employees in the past, he chose not to act. We also talk about Alderson's update on Jacob deGrom's injury, in which apparently deGrom's elbow magically healed itself! In our baseball segment this week, we talk about speculation around the industry that Trevor Bauer will be suspended for “at least one year” by the league under its domestic violence policy, which would at least match the longest suspension ever handed down under the policy. We also discuss an ill-advised tweet on the part of former MLB (and Mets) reliever Kyle Farnsworth about Trey Mancini and how it reflects the toxic masculinity ubiquitous in the game. A reminder that Dollars4Dingers has begun! You can make your pledge here. Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise. You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich), and Kellyanne Healey (@ellarebee). You can also email the show at email@example.com. Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The rift between the Pittsburgh Steelers and TJ Watt is real, but will it really keep him from playing for the team in week one? The New York Yankees are falling apart after their 13 game win streak, they are now in real trouble. Gonzaga head coach, Mark Few under DUI investigation. The Houston Astros walk-off against the Seattle Mariners. Plus, are the Seattle Seahawks getting too much love in the preseason Locked On Network rankings? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Mets are incapable of only having good news. It's just not in their nature. Despite the team sweeping a double header from the Marlins, mounting a seemingly impossible 5-run, 9th inning comeback and Javy Baez silencing the haters and scoring the winning run, all that was on the back pages of papers today was Mets GM Zack Scott being busted for a DUI. We would like to say this caught us by surprise, but does anything really catch Mets fans by surprise these days? The guys talk about our back up GM falling asleep at the wheel, the games themselves and what this means for Sandy and the front office moving forward. We also take calls from you, the fans, to hear your takes on the current status of the team and whether or not a late September push is in the cards. We thought we were out, but we gotta believe that we've got one last run in us!
This week on Inside the (Rob) Parker, Rob reacts to the Mets GM Zach Scott getting popped for a DUI, Shohei Ohtani stealing home to pad his MVP case, and the awful look of Mets players giving giving thumbs down to fans. Also, Pocket Protector Stat of the Week, Foul or Fair, Betting on the Bases. Guests: MLB Network Analyst Billy Ripken discusses Blake Snell getting pulled on a pitch count in the midst of a no-hitter, and if the Giants can hold on in the NL West. MLB Bro Writer Malik Wright on Gio Stanton's resurgence in New York, and breaks down the NL and AL Wild Card races. Click here to subscribe and download all of the latest Inside the Parker podcasts and follow Rob on Twitter!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com