#030: Have you heard that using the histogram is a better way to assess exposure than your camera's metering system? Are you still a bit confused on how to properly use the histogram, and it means to expose to the right (ETTR) or expose to the left (ETTL)? Do you know the difference between the luminosity and RGB histograms and what each can tell you about your exposure? In today's Tidbit Tuesday, I breakdown what histograms are, how to read them, and how to use them to assess your exposure settings, and more. Enjoy!* Loving the podcast? Please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts (outdoorphotographyschool.com/apple-podcasts). It only takes a minute, and ratings and reviews are extremely helpful in getting the word out about the show, convincing hard-to-get guests, and are greatly appreciated by me! I read each and every one of them, so thank you!* Episode 30 Show Notes: outdoorphotographyschool.com/episode30* Submit a question for Tidbit Tuesdays: speakpipe.com/OutdoorPhotographyPodcast* Confused about where to focus in landscape photography? Download your FREE Hyperfocal Distance Made Easy Ebook! (outdoorphotographyschool.com/hyperfocaldistance/)Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brendapetrella)
How do we identify when environmental toxins such as mould, allergens, and pesticides are contributing to our patient's ongoing health issues? In this episode Dr Michelle Woolhouse is joined by building biologist and former naturopath Nicole Biljsma, who emphasizes the importance of taking a comprehensive environmental exposure history can be for our patients. Nicole discusses how to identify patients who are highly sensitive to environmental toxins and introduces us to her handy acronym, “PHOLD,” which covers all the different areas that can easily be overlooked when discussing environmental exposures during our consults.Find today's transcript and show notes here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/podcast/case-taking-environmental-toxin-exposure *DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you learn here raises questions or concerns regarding your health.*
Sandra Campos is an internationally recognized retail technology CEO, entrepreneur, and retail executive.A child of entrepreneurial, immigrant parents, Sandra's upbringing was characterized by a focus on education, helping out in her family's tortilla business from a young age, and experimenting with her own entrepreneurial ventures in fashion. Sandra's love for fashion and buying led her to New York City, where she was thrown completely in the deep end. Over the years, Sandra worked multiple jobs, paid off debt, and ate potatoes for lunch; all of which taught her resilience, grit, and never giving up. Sandra has been instrumental in launching brands like DKNY, Polo Jeans as well as her own venture with Selena Gomez which grew to over $100M in annual sales turnover per year over the course of six years. She then became president of Global Brands Group, which owned brands like Bebe, BCBG, and Juicy Couture. She most recently was the CEO of the iconic brand, Diane Von Furstenberg. Now, she's the CEO of retail tech start-up Project Verte and the founder of Fashion Launchpad, an online education platform. Sandra advises various startups, is part of the advisory group for Athena Technology Acquisition Corp (a SPAC on the NYSE), and is on the Board of Directors for Big Lots. We talk to Sandra about changing careers from a small town in Texas to the runways of New York, making a major life pivot after getting divorced and raising her three children as a single mom, setting goals (and the magic number), listening to your inner voice and so much more!In this episode, we talk to Sandra about:* Sandra's family history, the environment that she grew up in, and the role that her upbringing has played in her success. [3:20]* What Sandra has learned from her mother about financial management. [11:50]* Exposure to entrepreneurship that Sandra's children have had from a young age. [16:27]* Push and pull factors that drove Sandra into the business world. [24:08]* Milestones that Sandra has set for herself throughout her life, and the value she sees in this practice. [30:17]* Three: the magic number when it comes to goal setting. [33:10] * Why, as an entrepreneur, you need to learn to say no. [34:32]* Challenges that Sandra was faced with after she made the decision to get divorced. [38:58]* Sandra's involvement in her entrepreneurial venture with Selena Gomez. [40:19]* Something Sandra wishes she had done differently when she left the corporate world. [45:54]* Advice from Sandra about figuring out what balance means to you personally. [50:50]* Sandra shares what she learned about leadership from working alongside Diane von Furstenberg. [52:48]This episode is brought to you by beeya: * Learn more about beeya's seed cycling bundle at https://beeyawellness.com/free to find out how to tackle hormonal imbalances. * Get $10 off your order by using promo code BEHINDHEREMPIREFollow Sandra:* Sandra Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandracamposnyc/* Fashion Launchpad: https://fashionlaunchpad.com/ Follow Yasmin:* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yasminknouri/* Stay updated & subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.behindherempire.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Podcast 265: An Extreme Leech Phobia: Once Bitten, Twice Shy! Today's podcast features the treatment of an extreme leech phobia in real time, using live leeches. Dr. Danielle Kamis, a clinical psychiatrist practicing in Los Altos, California, is our courageous patient, and Dr. Matthew May, a frequent guest on the Feeling Good Podcast, conducts the treatment, while David and Rhonda observe and comment. If you ever saw the famous Humphrey Bogart movie, “African Queen,” you know how terrifying leeches can be. But why in the world would anyone working in downtown Los Altos, California, need or want treatment for a leech phobia? Danielle is an extremely brave and adventuresome young professional woman who loves traveling to remote places around the world (Danielle is an extremely brave and adventuresome young professional woman who loves traveling to remote places around the world. She has had a keen interest in global health work and has spent a significant amount of time doing research with indigenous population in the pre-Andes mountains of Argentina. She has also spent time living with tribes deep in the Amazon forest as well as the jungles of Sumatra. These experiences have transported her back in time to better understand the core components of humans in our most natural state. She described a terrifying experience while exploring in a jungle in Sumatra, where the leeches not only invade the water, but can also drop onto you from trees. After hiking through the beautiful, lush landscape for some time, Danielle began screaming and sobbing in terror when she noticed that her foot was bleeding because of a leech that had just detached itself. This was understandably embarrassing, and she realized that she needed to overcome this fear before going on another jungle adventure. In today's therapy session live leeches will be placed on Danielle's skin, and she will be encouraged to surrender to the anxiety and make it as intense as possible, rather than running away or trying to control or avoid it. This is an extreme form of exposure called “flooding.” It can be incredibly effective, and often works quickly, but requires great courage on the part of the patient and therapist, as well as a high degree of therapist skill. To prepare for today's exposure session, Danielle obtained four live leeches, which she kept at her apartment. She said that even looking at the leeches slithering around in the water and thinking about them biting her made her fear instantly jump to 9.5 on a scale from 0 (not at all) to 10 (the most intense anxiety). She asked Matt if he'd be willing to do the leech exposure first. Matt agreed, since we never ask our patients to do anything that we wouldn't do, ourselves. This modeling by a trusted friend or therapist can be a useful tool in the treatment of anxiety. Danielle carefully removed one of the leeches with a spoon and placed it on Matt's forearm. After crawling around for a minute or so, the leech attached itself and begin to engorge itself on Matt's blood. Danielle watched in fascination and fear, and then it was her turn. She bravely placed a second leech on her forearm. She was afraid it was going to be extremely painful, but was surprised when it was just a mild feeling of sandpaper on her skin. Over a period of about ten or fifteen minutes, with episodes of nausea and profuse sweating, Danielle's anxiety gradually dropped from 9.5 at the start all the way to 1, and she felt triumphant. You can see some photos and videos of the session here, including our lunch prior to the session at the Phoa Cabin in downtown Los Altos. It is a favorite local spot that features tremendously tasty Vietnamese food. (LINK) Teaching points in today's TEAM-CBT session include the following: Avoidance is one of the major causes of all forms of anxiety. When you avoid or try to escape from your fears, they will always intensify. Exposure is a powerful treatment tool for anxiety, but is not a treatment per se, and there are many additional tools with powerful anti-anxiety effects. I (David) use at least 40 tools in the treatment of anxiety, but exposure must always be included in the mix. It is probably impossible to cure any form of anxiety without exposure. All patients and most therapists resist and fear exposure. Patients fear exposure because of the intense anxiety they must endure and their belief that something terrible will happen if they don't avoid their fear, and most therapists are also afraid that the patient is too fragile, or the procedure is too extreme, and something terrible will happen. However, I (David) have never had a bad outcome when using exposure. I am convinced that poor therapy skills, and not exposure, cause negative outcomes in the treatment of anxiety. Excellent empathy is extremely important in treatment of Anxiety. Danielle mentioned the importance of her trust in Matt, and in his modeling of the exposure in the treatment. I (David) strongly agree with this, as I have had to use exposure in the treatment of my own fears and phobias and have also benefitted from doing exposure with someone I trust and admire. Once you've beaten a phobia, and no longer fear the thing that once caused terror, fears have a way of creeping back in, especially if you do not continue to face the thing our feared. To prevent this, ongoing exposure is needed. Although Dr. May treated Danielle for this problem successfully in the past, Danielle's intense fear of leeches had returned during the COVID pandemic. While some form of relapse is almost always inevitable, the good news is that facing your fear frequently can massively reduce the frequency and intensity of relapses. Danielle seemed pleased with her session and agreed to do ongoing exposure on her own every day with the leeches as homework. The next day, we received this email from Danielle. Hello! I had a fantastic time yesterday with you and I am so grateful for all of your support and guidance. Thank you so much for taking the time to help me overcome my fear and help others do the same! It was so wonderful and special seeing you all again in person. Here are some awesome photos from the session as well as our lunch at the Phoa Cabin, and this link contains two videos. Rhonda, Danielle, Matt, and David
“Residential segregation not only affects opportunity, it alters politics”. That's one of the claims of my guest today, Georgetown scholar Sheryll Cashin. In this episode, we discuss Cashin's new book, titled White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality. She describes her own upbringing as a daughter of civil rights activists and how this has animated her own work; how affluent white spaces are not only separate to low-poverty areas, but require them; the group of people she calls Descendants, whose ancestors were enslaved, and who live today in low-opportunity spaces; and what it means for white people to have “cultural dexterity”. We end up talking about what love has to do with pretty much all of this. Sheryll Cashin Sheryll Cashin is a Professor of Law, Civil Rights and Social Justice at Georgetown University working on topics including race relations and inequality in the United States. She is the author of several books and numerous articles including commentary for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and is currently serving as a contributing editor to Politico. Cashin is also a board member of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council. Previously, she was a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and worked in the Clinton administration as an advisor on urban and economic policy. More Cashin In this episode, we discuss Cashin's new book, titled “White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality” Cashin is a contributing editor of Politico Magazine, and she recently wrote a piece on this same topic, titled “It's Time to Dismantle America's Residential Caste System” She is also the author of Loving, Place Not Race, The Failures of Integration, and The Agitator's Daughter. You can follow more of Cashin's work on her website or on her twitter, @SheryllCashin Also mentioned Cashin referenced Richard Rothstein's book, “The Color of Law” We discussed the work of Raj Chetty that looks at the socioeconomic composition of neighborhoods. This paper on housing vouchers illuminates the issue: “The Effects of Exposure to Better Neighborhoods on Children” We mentioned the work of bell hooks, particularly her book “All About Love” The Dialogues Team Creator: Richard Reeves Research: Ashleigh Maciolek Artwork: George Vaughan Thomas Tech Support: Cameron Hauver-Reeves Music: "Remember" by Bencoolen (thanks for the permission, guys!)
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From navigating the fall catfishing frenzy to hunting exotic wild game in Texas, building complex homemade weapons in Germany and riding roughstock, this week on the Revolution with Jim and Trav we're headed for Remote Exposure! Joining the boys will be CatDaddy, plus Mitch Petrie of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Bradlee Miller with Kid Rodeo and Jorg Sprave from "Backyard Ballistics". The Revolution is presented by Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network and MyOutdoorTV.
If you want to earn publicity fast and grab some low-hanging fruit, then you need to be newsjacking. What is it and how do you do it? I break it down in this podcast episode. Make sure you listen because if done wrong, it can backfire in a very ugly way.If you want to check out my updated free course, just visit PitchPublicityProfit.com. In three days, I teach you how to pitch to earn publicity and turn it into profit. I share what one of my clients and I did together so you're getting all the specifics.Thanks for listening... and please leave a positive rating and review if you like this episode. I really appreciate it.
In this episode Lisa Buyer shares her top Social PR Secrets, New Metaverse Tools, Digital Detox Secrets for Energy and Women and Events to Thrive and Grow! Public Relations Secret #1: The Metaverse and Augmented Reality. What businesses really need are high quality photos. Fortunately there is an app called “AI Let's Enhance” which can turn your low quality photos into high-res images to be used across all social media platforms or for your website. Lisa’s Favorite Things on the Metaverse: AI for designers. Improve low-quality images with one click using AI Let’s Enhance or Remove backgrounds and photobombs from any image or Turn any image into a website. Repurpose Secret Tool. Turn your podcast into an EBook or Newsletter. Adweek's #Metaverse Marketing podcast dropped hosted by Cathy Hackl! She dives into Metaverse tips brands need to know when it comes to advertising, marketing, and also public relations. A Brand’s Guide to the Metaverse by Alan Smithson Public Relations Secret #2: Digital Detox Secrets for Energy and Women. Reported in 2020 Stress in AmericaTM surveys since April, “84% of adults reported feeling at least one emotion associated with prolonged stress in the prior two weeks. Start your day with the best possible brain from mind, body, and spirit! Improve life force energy and relieve stress. I was honored to meet Lee Holden last week and took two Qi Gong classes taught by him. Subscribe to his YouTube channel. New Book: Crushing My Beast - Sober since February 12, 2021 and more than 18,000 followers on LInkedIn, Founder of Sober Stitch Chris Moran publishes ‘Crushing My Beast’. Follow him and watch how he used LinkedIn to spread sobriety. Social PR Secret #3: Events to Thrive and Grow. Female Disruptors First Virtual Summit coming in January 2022. We want our virtual summit to help unite women and give sparks of ambition and courage to the women who need it. We want the future female disruptors to have a better path, one that is without adversity, one that is equal, balanced, and fair without fear, discrimination or harassment. If you want to be a speaker or, you know, somebody that wants, that should be featured: CLICK HERE! Digital Marketing (and more) Office Hours!
Our guest on the pod this week is Wil Shelton. Wil is the founder of Wil Power Integrated Marketing founded in 1996. It is a full-service consumer engagement company specializing in African American Beauty Salon/Barber Shop Marketing. The company has built a network of 100,000+ shops that it leverages to help get the word out about movies, TV shows, products and services focused on the African American community. Resources mentioned in this episode: Wil Power Integrated Marketing site The Silent Agreement book Black Paper report The Awarepreneurs Community Paul's coaching site
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"Transections, eviscerations, exsanguinations, amputations, decapitations, disembowelments, penetrations, disarticulations, emasculations, enucleations, incinerations—these things he has seen. But of late he chooses to see only the glimmering vials. His vision fades and darkens as he draws closer to the OR where the ultimate reality lies prepped, draped, framed, and illuminated, waiting for the surgeon to fix it all, to make sense of it all. Exposure in surgery is everything." Michael J. Collins is an orthopedic surgeon and author of All Bleeding Stops. He can be reached on Twitter @mjcollinsmd. He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, "Exposure in surgery is everything." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/09/exposure-in-surgery-is-everything.html)
"Be curious about learning from differences as opposed to rejecting differences." Daralyse Lyons Creating environments that are all-inclusive goes beyond the narrow distinctions already in existence. This is because social constructs and spaces are always evolving and efforts need to focus on research, data, and continuous training to achieve desirable impacts. Daralyse Lyons has been in this space for a while and insists that it all starts from identifying and acknowledging the multiple identities that characterize an individual, then extending the same understanding to others. Daralyse Lyons is a journalist, an actor, and an activist. She has written more than two dozen full-length books, a handful of short stories, and countless articles, performed in various plays and in improve comedy shows. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and a summa cum laude graduate of NYU, with a double-major in English and Religious Studies and a minor in History. After writing an award-winning children's book (I'm Mixed!) about embracing her multiethnic heritage, Daralyse found her passion and purpose in educating others about the need to embrace all aspects of themselves. She then went on to create the Demystifying Diversity Podcast and to write the book Demystifying Diversity: Embracing Our Shared Humanity https://amzn.to/2XssIS9. She works tirelessly as a full-time DEI expert and inclusivity strategist. In today's episode, our guest will dive deeper ,/ into the concept of diversity and how she facilitates conversations around being different and inclusivity. Listen in! Social media: https://www.demystifyingdiversitypodcast.com/ https://www.daralyselyons.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqAEPNoJUSd3Nfoq0MXtfdg https://www.facebook.com/The-Transformational-Storyteller1056439807729364/ https://twitter.com/daralyselyons https://www.instagram.com/daralyselyons/ https://www.amazon.com/Daralyse Lyons/e/B00J9NBV9S/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1512953330&sr=1-1 I do a lot of work on the Demystifying Diversity Podcast, which entails interviewing people on topics about diversity, equity, and inclusion. [4:04] I also do a lot of writing that brings stories and voices to the forefront that I think sometimes are silenced and unheard and share those stories with my audience. [4:49] I feel like the work that I do is deeply individual. It occurs within the context of the individual and society and the various communities we're members of. [5:35] We are all part of various communal ecosystems, and there's no way for those ecosystems to thrive without supporting the individuals to thrive in the fullness of their identity. [5:56] One of the problems with lack of diversity is that it makes it so that we don't question the paradigms that we're operating in. [7:12] Exposure to the fluidity of interpretation of experience has allowed more freedom for people of all genders to question their circumstances. [8:04] The more exposure we gain to difference, the more it allows us to question real beliefs and value systems. [8:07] So many people feel limited by certain rules and cultural norms, but sometimes it takes one person to be courageous enough to step outside the box to motivate others. [13:01] I encourage people to create safety in your community and be willing to ask questions. [14:47] Being an independent thinker and not just falling into the status quo is probably the greatest asset. [17:50] Fear is a natural human response, and fear of being different and going against the grain is something that most of us will experience even while we're being different and going against the grain. [19:24] I have a bigger sense of purpose, meaning, and connection to other people and a desire to pave the way for a better tomorrow that I'm willing to take that step. [19:42] I would encourage people to be fearful, not fearless, because if you're courageous, the chances are you're probably operating within your same old comfort zone. [20:36] Commercial break. [20:59] My book amplifies stories of people who have experienced a vast array of what it is to be human,. [22:44] Most of us have several different identities and belong to a number of different communities. This opens us up to the richness of our complex and interconnected social matrix. [24:12] This awareness that we can belong to multiple communities and want to feel embraced in the fullness of who we are, in and of itself, can be hugely empowering for people. [25:08] There's always something that is different between you and someone else, and there's always something that is there that is similar or overlapping. [27:25] I would just encourage people to look at us all as these beautiful, unique human fingerprints, but all very similar at the end of the day. [27:34] Most people have an experience of being misjudged, and it's always painful to be on the receiving end of that, yet most of us are walking around judging people all the time. [28:56] The most meaningful human interactions I have had have been with people who think very differently than I think or have been through different experiences than me. [29:27] I encourage people to be curious about learning from difference as opposed to rejecting difference. [31:37] Be yourself and then also create opportunities for others to be themselves. It is not a one-day event but a daily practice. [33:17] Find what you need to change within yourself to create that safety where you lead with listening and love; the world would be a much better place. [33:59] …………………..….. TopDog Learning Group, LLC is a leadership, change management, and diversity and inclusion consulting firm based in Orlando, FL, USA but with “TopDoggers” (aka consultants) throughout North America and beyond. They focus on training programs (both virtual and face-to-face), keynotes and “lunch and learns,” group and 1:1 coaching, and off-the-shelf solutions. One such solution is their Masterclass on The Top 3 Strategies to be Resilient in Times of Change. This thoughtful self-paced online training will guide you through three tactics you can immediately use to—not just survive—but thrive when change comes at you. Use the code RESIL50OFF for 50% off the program! 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I won't keep you in suspense. Your biggest obstacle to fitness in menopause is stress. I'm going to look at stress from all angles but spend the majority of this episode pointing to how you can counter the allostatic (all sources) stress load. There's stress from: Poor sleep Inadequate nutrition Insufficient nutrients Too much exercise Exposure to toxins Relationships Finances Life situations Hormonal response to menopause And each of these is compounded by another. During the pandemic, each of them may be happening at greater frequency, with greater severity. As a result of stress, your body puts out cortisol. Sometimes that works well. You need the energy to step up your game temporarily. But over time if it's up there's that nasty equal and opposite reaction that happens and you know what that feels like. It's exhaustion, “always tired,” weight gain, never able to relax, monkey mind that can't shut off. Too many women resort to: More exercise Undereating Fasting as an excuse to cut calories Juice cleanses Their go-to quick-fix – resorting to 5-hour energy, 2-4 cups of coffee Insert _______ Diet Basically, ignoring the root cause and wanting the quick fix. Because YOU'RE VULNERABLE and every marketer knows it. So.. know that is all a part of it. And I won't leave you hanging if you want a fix, my team and I decided on the spot, spontaneously on Monday to bring back a Flipping50 favorite – the 28-Day Kickstart. I'm going to do it live with you in November. If you're stuck and nothing is working… If you need the accountability of a program, and of a group and a coach… If you are at a “I'm doing it but it's not working” spot… Here's how it happens: It starts the first week of November You get materials the last Thursday of October You get 4 coaching sessions with me – which I don't do anymore. That's a $500 value alone. You can see details at flippingfifty.com/28daykickstart But today, right now… I want you to understand this ONE powerful thing. You can start this TODAY and decrease your stress level! Dopamine – eat more protein, move frequently, prioritize sleep, get sunshine Oxytocin – hugs, sex, a pet, hold hands, smell your mama's recipe, essential oils, Hallmark movies Serotonin – sunshine, venting, find a group, this podcast, and movement (the ultimate trilogy) Endorphins – self-select some exercise Notice some overlap? Yes. Totally, these hormones are very related and similar activities support them all. Also sounds like a list of good habits for menopause too. Pay most attention to the things you can control. Sunlight Exercise, movement Calling a friend Music or memory lane Get more protein – shift to a caring for yourself and pleasure experience with food Surround yourself with a group Because that will help with the things you can't: Being in the mood for sex Sleep Your biggest obstacle to fitness in menopause is the stress. You can't remove it without removing all the meaningful things and people in your life. You can offset it. Balance the scales. You'll become more resilient, have a better immune system, and you'll decrease the negative effect of stress: fat storage. I'll put all the things we've mentioned in this episode in the show notes at flippingfifty.com/fitness in menopause Mentioned in this Episode: 28-Day Kickstart Protein Masterclass October 13
In this episode, Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVP, explores recommendations and data on maternal weight gain associated with ART use in pregnancy.Listen as she gives her perspectives on:IMPAACT 2010 data on maternal weight gain with DTG + FTC/TAF vs DTG + FTC/TDF vs EFV/FTC/TDFSMARTT study data on gestational weight gain by ART classTsepamo Surveillance study data on maternal weight and birth outcomes among women receiving ART, as well as weight outcomes with DTG vs EFVDHHS Perinatal Guideline recommendations on dolutegravir and maternal weight gainPresenter:Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVPAssociate Professor Pharmacy PracticeMidwestern University College of PharmacyDowners Grove CampusHIV/ID Clinical PharmacistNorthwestern Memorial HospitalChicago, IllinoisFollow along with the slides at:https://bit.ly/3DusMQkSee the entire program at:https://bit.ly/2TXTYWx
I recently started learning a language again that I am definitely a beginner in, and haven't really found a lot of content at my level. So should I not expose myself to it if isn't comprehensible input? Well let me share my thoughts with you!Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RomancedBLCheck me out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZIkEymKxdweYQvNUGVfHqQ
Photo features Taylor and her husband, Gregg, who is an ER / ICU physician in NYC. 263: OCD in Kids, Featuring Dr. Taylor Chesney Rhonda starts this podcast by reading two incredible endorsements from fans like you. Thanks so much for the many kind and thoughtful emails we receive daily! Today's podcast features Dr. Taylor Chesney, the founder and director of the Feeling Good Institute of New York City. Taylor was a member of my Tuesday training group at Stanford for several years during her doctoral training in psychology. Then she and her husband, Gregg, who is an ICU / intensive care unit doctor, returned home to NYC where she opened her clinical practice. We have featured Taylor on a number of two previous podcasts: Corona Cast 4 (published 4-09-202) and Corona Cast 6 (published 4-30-2020). We always benefit greatly from Taylor's wisdom, warmth, and superb teaching. Taylor specializes in TEAM-CBT for children and teens, and tells us today about the upsurge in OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) in young people, and how she approaches this problem using TEAM-CBT along with some family therapy. Taylor describes OCD as a pattern of intrusive thoughts, fears, and images that trigger feelings of anxiety. In addition, the patient engages in a series of repetitious, supposititious behaviors in an effort to avoid the fear. Sometimes the parents may get caught up in the child's fears as well and engage in the compulsive rituals as well. The fears Taylor sees in children are similar to the fears reported by adults with OCD, such as the fear of contamination, and the compulsive habit of repeated handwashing, and more. But especially common in kids are fears that loved ones, like parents, won't come home or will be hurt. Common OCD rituals in children include wanting things to be a certain way; for example, organizing your desk meticulously, arranging your pencils, and so forth. The patient often feels that he or she can't stop or something terrible will happen. Another common fear is getting sick, and needing repeated reassurance that the food the child is eating is safe. David asked about the Hidden Emotion Model that is common and often helpful in adults with OCD, or any anxiety disorder. For example, if a child fears that a parent will be hurt, might this suggest that the child has repressed angry feelings toward the parent? Taylor confirmed that this dynamic was, in fact, common in children as well as adults with OCD. She emphasized the need for an alliance with the parents as a part of the treatment team. This might include urging the child to express his or her anger, wants, and so forth. Taylor speculated that the increase she's seen in OCD may be the result of the COVID pandemic, and the uncertainty we all feel. Children have a great need for love, empathy, structure, and certainty, and OCD is just one pattern that the increase in anxiety can take. At the start of treatment, Taylor does an initial intake session with the parents, followed by two sessions with the child, and in both cases attempts to empathize and form an alliance via the Five Secrets of Effective Communication. She also wants to find out who the “patient” really is. Who is asking for help? Is it the child? Or the parents? She also wants to know who will do the work of the therapy. If the child doesn't see the OCD symptoms as a problem, she will work with the parents. Sometimes there's a mismatch as to what the problem is. The parents might want the child to get help with procrastination on schoolwork or household chores, but the child might want help with shyness and relationships with other kids. She describes how she uses TEAM to show the child that his or her symptoms reflect his or her core values, but that they can turn down the intensity of the fears using the Magic Dial. She emphasized a role for psychoeducation in the treatment as well, explaining the evolutionary and protective role of anxiety. It's just that sometimes the volume gets turned up to unnecessary levels. She said that the parents are a huge part of the treatment, since the problem “lives in the house,” and the parents may fear what might happen if the child does not engage in the rituals. And, of course, Exposure and Response Prevention are important keys to successful treatment, just as they are in adults. Taylor described a compelling example of a teenager with an intense fear of vomiting in the middle of the night, who had resorted to a variety of rituals including avoiding dinner, secretly sleeping in his bathroom just in case. and more. Together, she guided him in the creation of a hierarchy of exposures as well as Positive Reframing of his symptoms. He successfully completed his treated in just six sessions. Taylor offers a 12-week introductory course on TEAM-CBT with children and adolescents, and is a superb and highly esteemed teacher. For more information, you can contact Taylor@FeelingGoodInstitute.com or look for her on the website of the www,FeelingGoodInstitute.com Rhonda and David
“I'll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness, the taste of ashes, the poison I've swallowed. I remember it all—oh, how well I remember— the feeling of hitting the bottom. But there's one other thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:God's loyal love couldn't have run out, his merciful love couldn't have dried up. They're created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over). He's all I've got left.” —Eugene Peterson, The Message, Lamentation 3:19-24 Job 1:1-5
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Note: This is part 2 of a 2 part episode. If you haven't already, go back and listen to part 1 - episode #78. In this episode, I talk about the differences and similarities between Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I also review... - why I think these disorders are, ultimately, the same - how treatment may differ slightly for one vs the other - how parsing these disorders out can become an exercise in trivial distinctions - the most important thing to do with these disorders at the end of the day - regardless of which one you have For OCD treatment, check out NOCD - head to www.treatmyocd.com and schedule your free 15 minute phone call to get connected with a licensed therapist who specializes in Exposure and Response Prevention. NOCD is a mobile therapy platform and includes video sessions with a therapist, in addition to peer support, ERP tools, and more. It is available in and out of the United States. NOCD accepts insurances and payment plans for self-payers. This podcast should not be substituted, nor is meant to act as a substitute, for legitimate mental health treatment/a legitimate mental health treatment provider. This podcast and any information in it is solely the reflection of general knowledge and cannot be taken as a personal therapeutic recommendation. To find a therapist near you to work more directly with these issues, head over to IOCDF.org, psychologytoday.com, or nami.org. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jennaoverbaugh/support
In Rhode Island, about 100 babies are born each year with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a condition in which a baby experiences symptoms of withdrawal due to the cessation of opioids or other substances they were exposed to in utero. Some babies with NAS receive medication in the hospital and may not be able to go home right away. Exposure to drugs like heroin or fentanyl may result in the baby going into foster care. Parent Support Network of Rhode Island's Healing Mother and Baby Program helps mothers and babies stay together. Peer recovery support specialists (also called “coaches”) with lived experience connect pregnant and parenting people to local treatment and recovery services; help them develop a long-term, individualized plan; and support them on their path to recovery. This week's guest experts are Katie Gonzalez, a certified peer recovery support specialist supervisor at PSNRI, and Margo Katz from the Division of Community Health and Equity at the Rhode Island Department of Health. Gonzalez shares her personal story of recovery, as well as some of the success stories she has seen in the Healing Mother and Baby Program. Download this week's episode to learn more.
Jared and Jason talk a little bit about introducing your pup to new environments while keeping them safe before digging into some crucial building blocks. One of the main talking points for this episode is Exposure vs socialization. Both play a huge, but different role when investing in your hunting companion. They also dive into the topics of building confidence in your pup, the importance of prepping a pup for traveling and more.
On today's episode, Alan discusses how we've been exposed during this season, what lies we're believing and what pruning feels like with pastor and author Brandon Bowers. About Brandon Brandon Bowers is the lead pastor of Awaken Church – a multisite church located in Charleston, South Carolina that he and his wife started in 2013. Brandon has a heart to reach the world for Jesus and also to build up leaders who use their God-given gifts to change the world. He is passionate about new shoes, Clemson football, 90's rap and hanging out at the beach. He and his wife, Ashley have two sons: Brailey and Bryson, and two daughters: Brinkley and Brooklyn. His new book, Rise Above the Lies will soon be available everywhere books are sold. Connect with Brandon Book Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Level your leadership this fall Schedule your FREE breakthrough coaching session Invest in your leadership by joining free Right Side Up Community Receive weekly leadership tweaks with Tuesday Tuneup Upstream Campaign
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With only 99 months left until 2030, and COP26 in less than 1, time is ticking on 1.5. And young people know it. So today, a timely and relevant conversation with Climate Activist, and return guest to Outrage + Optimism, Luisa Neubauer. This time, focusing on climate change and its impact on the mental health and outlook on the future of young people everywhere. The backdrop to the conversation with Luisa are two recently published studies (One from The Lancet, another from Science.org) examining the psychological effect of climate induced anxiety and perceived government inaction on our youth, and their current and future lived experience of the impact of climate change. We also consider causes for optimism at the other end of the spectrum as The Eartshot Prize has announced its finalists and is featuring a high profile TV series focusing on the regenerative and transformative projects from small community efforts to public policy driven national initiatives. A just future is possible. What will we choose? Hit play, join us for the conversation, and stick around for musical guest this week is the one and only Gizmo Varillas! — Christiana + Tom's book ‘The Future We Choose' is available now! Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise — Mentioned links from the episode: Earthshot The TV Series featuring Christiana Figueres is now available to view on Discovery+ and BBC iPlayer! TEDCountdown Summit is next week! Climate Grief and Anxiety Studies: Young People's Voices on Climate Anxiety, Government Betrayal and Moral Injury: A Global Phenomenon Intergenerational Inequities in Exposure to Climate Extremes Check out the incredible activists Christiana and Paul met in Dubai: HE Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany permanent representative of the UAE to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn The UAE Mission to IRENA Twitter | Instagram Nisreen Elsaim Chair, UN Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram Heeta Lakhani Global Focal Point, YOUNGO and Director, UmeUs United Pvt. Ltd. Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram Children and Youth constituency to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (YOUNGO) Twitter | Linktr.ee | Website | Instagram Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY16) Twitter | Website | Instagram A recommendation from Clay: Go listen to ‘The Flock' - An epic audio drama about rising up against environmental destruction - From the view of birds! — Thank you to our guest this week, Luisa Neubauer! Luisa Neubauer Twitter | Instagram Check out her podcast: 1.5 Degrees And of course, her incredible TED Talk Learn more about Fridays For Future — Amazing music this week was from Gizmo Varillas! Gizmo Varillas Music | Website | Vinyl — Keep up with Christiana Figueres here: Instagram | Twitter Tom Rivett-Carnac: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn Paul Dickinson: LinkedIn | Twitter — Follow @GlobalOptimism on social media and send us a message! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn Don't forget to hit SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss another episode of Outrage + Optimism!
Red onion effective at killing cancer cells, study says University of Guelph (Ontario) If you're looking for a flavorful way to help fight and prevent cancer, add red onion to your shopping list. It will be worth the effort … as you will soon see why. In the first study of its kind, University of Guelph researchers looked at how the Ontario-grown red onion and several others affected the growth and proliferation of cancer cells. Their findings indicate that all onions are not created equal. The Canadian researchers looked at five different kinds of onion in total from the province of Ontario. They assessed the onions in terms of their effects against cancer cells and their ability to prevent cancer. Of the five species tested, the Ruby Ring red onion was the most effective. Few people are aware that onions are somewhat of a superfood. Hopefully, studies like these will help to change that. Onions in general have very high concentrations of the flavonoid quercetin. However, the Ruby Ring Ontario red onion has particularly high levels of these compounds as compared with other species. In the study, colon cancer cells were placed in direct contact with quercetin that was extracted from the five onion varieties studied. It was found that all of the onion types created an unfavorable environment for cancer cells and initiated cancer cell death, or apoptosis. Communication between the cancer cells seems to be disrupted by the compounds in the onions, and this can help to fight and prevent cancer. The study also showed that the Ruby Ring red onion was high in anthocyanin, a compound that helps to enrich the scavenging properties of quercetin. This in turn supports quercetin in fighting cancer cells and helping to prevent cancer. Anthocyanin is the molecule that gives vegetables like red onions their rich, deep color. This is in keeping with the general increased healthbenefits that can be gained from other dark or brightly colored vegetables and fruits. The recent onion study results were published in the journal Food Research International. While all of the onions studied showed the ability to inhibit cancer cells, red onions were particularly effective. Their beneficial compounds blocked the production of both colon cancer cells and breast cancer cells within the controlled conditions of the study. The next step is to complete human trials to further explore the cancer fighting effects of onions. Researchers are also working on an extraction technique to isolate the quercetin in onions so that it can be administered as a cancer therapy. In the meantime, finding ways to include more of this cancer-fighting superfood into your diet can allow you to experience many health benefits. Enjoy red onions in salads, on sandwiches and cooked into soups, stews and stir-fry dishes. Age and aging have critical effects on the gut microbiome Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, October 4, 2021 Researchers at Cedars-Sinai have found that aging produces significant changes in the microbiome of the human small intestine distinct from those caused by medications or illness burden. The findings have been published in the journal Cell Reports. "By teasing out the microbial changes that occur in the small bowel with age, medication use and diseases, we hope to identify unique components of the microbial community to target for therapeutics and interventions that could promote healthy aging," said Ruchi Mathur, MD, the study's principal investigator. Research exploring the gut microbiome, and its impact on health, has relied predominantly on fecal samples, which do not represent the entire gut, according to Mathur. In their study, investigators from Cedars-Sinai's Medically Associated Science and Technology (MAST) Program analyzed samples from the small intestine–which is over 20 feet in length and has the surface area of a tennis court–for examination of the microbiome and its relationship with aging. "This study is the first of its kind to examine the microbial composition of the small intestine of subjects 18 years of age to 80. We now know that certain microbial populations are influenced more by medications, while others are more affected by certain diseases. We have identified specific microbes that appear to be only influenced by the chronological age of the person," said Mathur, an endocrinologist and director of the Diabetes Outpatient Treatment & Education Center. The 21st century has been referred to as the "era of the gut microbiome" as scientists turn considerable attention to the role trillions of gut bacteria, fungi and viruses may play in human health and disease. The microbiome is the name given to the genes that live in these cells. Studies have suggested that disturbances in the constellations of the microbial universe may lead to critical illnesses, including gastroenterological diseases, diabetes, obesity, and some neurological disorders. While researchers know that microbial diversity in stool decreases with age, Cedars-Sinai investigators identified bacteria in the small bowel they refer to as "disruptors" that increase and could be troublesome. "Coliforms are normal residents of the intestine. We found that when these rod-shaped microbes become too abundant in the small bowel–as they do as we get older–they exert a negative influence on the rest of the microbial population. They are like weeds in a garden," said study co-author Gabriela Leite, Ph.D. Investigators also found that as people age, the bacteria in the small intestine change from microbes that prefer oxygen to those that can survive with less oxygen, something they hope to understand as the research continues. "Our goal is to identify and fingerprint the small intestinal microbial patterns of human health and disease. Given the important role the small bowel plays in absorption of nutrients, changes in the microbiome in this location of the gut may have a greater impact on human health, and warrants further study," said Mark Pimentel, MD, director of the MAST program and a co-author of the study. This research is part of Cedars-Sinai's ongoing REIMAGINE study: Revealing the Entire Intestinal Microbiota and its Associations with the Genetic, Immunologic, and Neuroendocrine Ecosystem. Study finds no association between caffeine intake and invasive breast cancer risk University of Buffalo, September 28, 2021 Researchers from the University at Buffalo conducted a study of nearly 80,000 postmenopausal women in the U.S. to determine whether caffeine consumption from coffee and tea has any association with invasive breast cancer. The average age when U.S. women reach menopause, 51, also happens to coincide with the age group—50- to 64-year-olds—that has the highest reported caffeine consumption. In addition to that, the average age of breast cancer diagnosis in the U.S. is 62. This overlap of age at menopause, age at diagnosis of breast cancer and age with high caffeine consumption gave greater weight to the importance of clarifying whether caffeine intake impacts breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. It does not, according to the UB researchers' findings, published in August in the International Journal of Cancer. "From our literature review, many studies have found significant associations between coffee and/or tea consumption and reduced breast cancer incidence whereas a few studies have reported elevated risk. Our study, however, found no association," said study first author Christina KH Zheng, who worked on the study while completing her master's in epidemiology at UB. She is now a surgical resident in the MedStar Baltimore general surgery program. "About 85% of Americans drink at least one caffeinated beverage a day. It is important for the public to know whether consumption of caffeinated beverages has beneficial or harmful effects on breast cancer, the most common type of cancer and second-leading cause of cancer death for U.S. women," said Lina Mu, MD, Ph.D., the study's senior author, who is an associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health at UB. "The overlap of age at diagnosis of breast cancer and age with high consumption of caffeine, and the inconsistent findings from previous studies motivated us to study whether this lifestyle factor could affect breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women," said Kexin Zhu, a study co-first author and epidemiology Ph.D. student in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions. Researchers looked at a sample of 79,871 participants in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Participants have for decades now completed yearly health questionnaires that help researchers learn more about diet and exercise habits, as well as disease, and any possible linkages. After a median follow-up of 16 years, there were 4,719 cases of invasive breast cancer identified. At first glance, women who reported drinking two to three cups of caffeinated coffee per day had a 12% higher risk of invasive breast cancer compared to non-drinkers. But that association was not statistically significant after adjusting for lifestyle factors, such as smoking and alcohol consumption. "Seeing null results after adjusting for lifestyle, demographic and reproductive factors informs us of the complexity that is the relationship between caffeine intake and invasive breast cancer risk," Zheng said. "Some lifestyle factors, like drinking alcohol and physical activity, might be associated with both coffee intake and breast cancer risk," Zhu explained. "Therefore, they might confound the initial positive associations. After we took the lifestyle factors into account, the results suggested that regular coffee drinking might not have an impact on invasive breast cancer risk." The risk of invasive breast cancer was even higher—22%—for women who reported drinking two to three cups of decaffeinated coffee each day. It was slightly lower when adjusted for lifestyle variables (smoking history, alcohol consumption, physical activity, etc.), and the association was not statistically significant when further accounting for reproductive variables such as family history of breast cancer and number of children The researchers were unable to determine if the elevated risk is due to the decaffeinated nature of the coffee, the amount consumed, or another factor unique to this population that was not accounted for in the study. The researchers did not observe a significant association between overall tea consumption and invasive breast cancer. Additional research needs to be done in order to understand whether different types of teas have different effects on breast cancer risk, Zhu said. Liver function improves with the consumption of Broccoli sprout extract Tokai University Tokyo Hospital (Japan), October 5, 2021 A Japanese study of broccoli sprouts and liver function has found the sulforaphane-rich food to be highly beneficial. An extract from broccoli sprouts given to male participants was shown to improve hepatic abnormalities and overall liver function significantly. For the study, the researchers conducted a double blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial of males with fatty liver disease. The subjects received either extract of broccoli sprouts in capsule form, or a placebo. The capsules contained glucoraphanin, a precursor for the sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts. A number of key liver function markers were measured before and after the trial. It was determined that dietary supplementation with extract of broccoli improved liver functioning by decreasing alkali phosphatase activity and oxidative stress markers. Broccoli sprout extract was also found to prevent NDMA-induced chronic liver failure in rats. The researchers believe the antioxidants in broccoli sprouts are effective in suppressing the mechanisms of liver failure at a cellular level. The reduction of oxidative stress is crucial in protecting the liver and improving its health, and broccoli is loaded with health-supporting antioxidants. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is also reaching epidemic proportions, with nearly 30 percent of Americans (90 million people) having some level of the disease. Like hep C, NAFLD can result in liver failure and cancer of the liver in the most severe cases. Exposure to environmental toxins exacerbates liver conditions as well, with the glyphosate found in weed killers, like Roundup, particularly harmful. The good news is that liver conditions are preventable by embracing a healthy lifestyle. Eating plenty of organic fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly and avoiding alcohol and cigarettes can do wonders for liver health. As evidenced by the recent research out of Japan, sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprouts can be a key component in supporting healthy liver function. Milk thistle, vitamin E, black seed oil and dandelion root have also shown effectiveness in supporting and detoxifying the liver. How cannabis-like substances keep the brain in balance Utrecht University (Netherlands), October 4, 2021 Whenever we learn, remember or forget something, a surprisingly active role is played by cannabis-like substances in the brain. Researchers at Utrecht University found that the substances actively balance connections in the brain that allow cells to either activate or inhibit each other. The discovery reveals how brain cells influence each other, and how psychiatric disorders can arise when this process goes wrong. Although wisdom comes with age, our brain does not store every single experience or lesson learned. In addition to learning and remembering, our brains are also equipped to forget irrelevant things or drop unused skills. In order to find a balance in this, brain cellsconstantly communicate with each other through connections that activate or inhibit the cells. Researchers from Utrecht University discovered that brain cells can form new, inhibitory connections via so-called endocannabinoids. They reported their discovery in Journal of Neuroscience. Counterbalance Endocannabinoids derive their name from the cannabis plant, which contains similar substances. The researchers discovered the role of endocannabinoids when they induced brain cells of mice to strengthen activating connections. In response, the brain cells also started making new inhibitory connections. The researchers found that endocannabinoids kickstarted the new connections. Surprisingly active role The researchers were surprised to find that these substances play such an active role. "Nobody expected this from endocannabinoids," says research leader Dr. Corette Wierenga, neurobiologist at Utrecht University. It was already known that endocannabinoids can influence the functioning of our brains. But until now researchers assumed that the substances were merely involved in adjusting existing connections. "Now it appears that the system of endocannabinoids can actively push the production of new inhibitory connections, with which brain cells actively regulate the balance." Psychiatric disorders caused by imbalance The discovery could help scientists to better understand how psychiatric disordersand other abnormalities in the brain develop. In many of these disorders, the balance between inhibitory and activating connections is disturbed. During an epileptic seizure, for example, this balance is seriously disturbed. Although in many other disorders the disturbance is more subtle, for example in schizophrenia, the impact can still be equally profound. Cannabis-related unbalance The balance between activating and inhibiting connections in our brain is constantly being adjusted in response to our experiences. Whenever we experience something, the connections change, and the brain must restore the balance. Cannabis use can disrupt that balance. "Occasional cannabis use will not seriously disturb the balance," says Wierenga. "But if the balance is disturbed for a longer period, it can cause problems. For example, children of mothers who smoked marijuana during pregnancy can experience problems with neurological development." Early stages of life The balance is especially important in early stages of life, Wierenga says. "During our development, brain connections are constantly changing. Especially during that period, it is important that inhibitory and activating connections remain coordinated. If the coordination is malfunctioning or disturbed, you can imagine that the system becomes disrupted. And unfortunately, disruptions that occur so early cannot be easily repaired later in life." According to Wierenga, such disruptions can lead not only to loss of memory, but also initiate more serious consequences. For example, the brain might grow out to less adaptive to stressful situations. "When this happens, things get out of hand more easily in the brain, because inhibition and activation are out of balance. That could lead to learning and behavioral problems." Predicting and preventing disorders Creating a deeper understanding of the role endocannabinoids play in the brain, could lead to psychiatric disorders being more predictable or even prevented in the future. The publication in Journal of Neuroscience now sets out a new direction in which more knowledge can be built up. Wierenga: "Ultimately, as a researcher, we want to understand how brain cells coordinate the balance and what happens when that balance is disturbed. Glycerin is safe, effective in psoriasis model Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, October 4, 2021 Patients with psoriasis have reported that glycerin, an inexpensive, harmless, slightly sweet liquid high on the list of ingredients in many skin lotions, is effective at combatting their psoriasis and now scientists have objective evidence to support their reports. They found that whether applied topically or ingested in drinking water, glycerin, or glycerol, helps calm the classic scaly, red, raised and itchy patches in their psoriasismodel, Dr. Wendy Bollag, cell physiologist and skin researcher at the Medical College of Georgia and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and her colleagues report in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. The studies also provide more evidence of the different ways glycerin enables the healthy maturation of skin cells through four stages that result in a smooth, protective skin layer. Psoriasis is an immune-mediated problem that typically surfaces in young adults in which skin cells instead multiply rapidly, piling up into inflamed patches. "We have experimental data now to show what these patients with psoriasis are reporting," says Bollag, who nearly 20 years ago first reported in The Journal of Investigative Dermatology that glycerin, a natural alcohol and water attractor known to help the skin look better, also safely helped it function better by helping skin cells mature properly. Bollag's early report led to many anecdotal reports from individuals and their reports ultimately led to the newly published study. Topically, glycerin is known to have a soothing, emollient effect. But another key part of its magic, which Dr. Bollag has helped delineate, is its conversion to the lipid, or fat, phosphatidylglycerol, which ultimately regulates the function of keratinocytes, our major skin cell type, and suppresses inflammation in the skin. Glycerin gets into the skin through avenues like aquaporin-3, a channel expressed in skin cells, and the MCG scientists have shown that once inside, aquaporin 3 funnels glycerin to phospholipase-D-2, an enzyme that converts fats in the external cell membrane into cell signals, ultimately converting glycerin to phosphatidylglycerol. In 2018, Bollag and team reported that topical application of phosphatidylglycerol reduced inflammation and the characteristic raised skin patches in a mouse model of psoriasis. This time they decided to look at the impact of its widely available precursor glycerin. For the new studies, they used imiquimod, which is known to produce psoriasis-like plaques on humans using it for problems like genital warts and some skin cancers, to produce an animal model. The mice either drank the sweet natural alcohol or the scientists applied it topically. Either way, glycerin helped reduce development of the characteristic skin lesions, the scientists report, a finding which helps underline that glycerin works in more than one way to improve the skin condition. Externally, glycerin showed its action as an emollient because even in mice missing phospholipase-D-2, it was beneficial. Additionally, topically it appears to compete with hydrogen peroxide for space inside the aquaporin 3 channel. Hydrogen peroxide is commonly known as a mild antiseptic but we produce it as well and at low levels it's a cell signaling molecule. But at high levels, hydrogen peroxide produces destructive oxidative stress, which can actually cause psoriasis. The scientists found that topical glycerin reduced the levels of hydrogen peroxide entering skin cells. When they added glycerin and hydrogen peroxide at the same time directly to skin cells, they found that glycerin protected against the oxidative stress from hydrogen peroxide. "Glycerol is basically outcompeting the hydrogen peroxide in getting in there and preventing it from being able to enter and increase oxidative stress," Bollag says. Oil and water don't mix, so yet another way glycerin may be helpful is by supporting the skin's major role as a water permeability barrier so that, as an extreme, when we sit in a bathtub the bath water doesn't pass through our skin so we blow up like a balloon, she says. On the other hand, when glycerin was ingested by the mice missing the phospholipase- D-2, which converts fats or lipids in a cell's membrane to signals, it simply did not work, Bollag says, which confirmed their earlier findings that internally anyway, glycerin pairs with the enzyme to produce the signal essential to skin cell maturation. Some of their other most recent work is detailing more about how phosphatidylglycerol decreases inflammation. Bollag would like next steps to also include clinical trials with dermatologists and patients and is working to find a formulation scientist who can make what she thinks will be the optimal combination: glycerin and phosphatidylglycerol in the same topical cream. The addition of phosphatidylglyerol itself, rather than just the glycerin that makes it, is essentially a backup since there is some evidence that in psoriasis the essential conversion of glycerin to phosphatidylglycerol is not optimal. Bollag's lab and others have shown reduced levels of aquaporin 3 in psoriasis, which likely means less phosphatidylgycerol, so making more glycerin available may help, albeit not as efficiently, raise the availability of this lipid essential to normal skin cell proliferation. Moving quickly into clinical trials should be comparatively easy since, as with glycerin, there already is experience with the use of phosphatidylglycerol in humans. For example, it's a component of some high-end cosmetics, Bollag says. She suspects that this sort of two-punch combination, could help keep early signs of psoriasis at bay and, with more advanced disease, use existing psoriasis treatments to get the skin condition under control then start applying glycerin to help keep it that way. Bollag and her colleagues reported in 2018 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology that in a mouse model of psoriasis, phosphtidylglycerol reduced inflammation and the characteristic raised skin lesions of psoriasis. While its exact cause is unclear, psoriasis is an immune-mediated condition and patients have higher levels of inflammation, as well as too many skin cells being produced then maturing abnormally. The heightened inflammation also puts them at increased risk for problems like heart disease. Biologics used to treat psoriasis work different ways to stem this overactive immune response but in addition to their high cost, can put the patient at risk for problems like serious infections and cancer. The only side effect she has seen in about 20 years of working with glycerin and the clinical and cosmetic use already out there, is it can leave the skin feeling slightly sticky. Our bodies can make glycerol from the carbohydrates, proteins and fats that we eat or already have in our body.
Support the boys, even a dollar bro! Join the dark and premium side of things Episode 142 is here and it brings the heat. The guys start off on a tangent about song rip offs leading down a weird rabbit hole. Chris drops an opening item about what movie prop you'd most want to own. Florida man doesn't disappoint with one of the weirdest charges you've ever heard. The bracket continues with Checkers/Rally's vs Culver's. Who will move on to the elite 8? 7 minutes in heaven brings up the super bowl half time show and if it's a top 5 line up ever. Jose tells the guys where they fucked up and Kevin wraps up with another great episode with a super sweet dad tip. Jose's Favorite Clips 4:59 - 5:29: Kevin wants you to cry at his funeral 11:05 - 11:35: thought bubbles 35:30 - 36:02: Do you have rats? 43:29 - 44:04: how long until you're not a bandwagon fan? 60:47 - 61:27 Kevin's gift 68:54 - 69:11 Is Jose the fact checker or a game show host 74:44 - 75:14 We are children 83:01 - 83:37 Tony the Canadian Geese from New Jersey 84:31 - 85:01 Where is the lie, Cat people?! CuptoCupLife.com Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube Email the podcast if you want to be a guest or sponsor an episode!
Justin R. Kiehne is a Financial Advisor with Fortitude Investment Group, located in Juno Beach, Florida, where Mr. Kiehne resides. Justin's professional career began in the Aerospace Engineering industry, working in gas turbine engine design and analysis, managing technical teams and customer relationships. With his nontraditional background, Justin brings an experienced, analytical perspective and a passion for customer service to bear in which he seeks to meet and exceed customer expectations. At Fortitude, Justin focuses on real estate and tax-advantaged investments, retirement, and estate planning. He prides himself on delivering high-quality, institutional-grade real estate solutions, alternative investment options, and comprehensive, individually tailored portfolios to the retail investor that seeks to diversify investments, manage market volatility, and help maximize income potential. Mr. Kiehne was raised in Annapolis, Maryland, and is an avid Navy Football fan. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree with a Dual Major in Physics and Biology from Dickinson College. A former award-winning lacrosse and track athlete, Justin maintains an interest in weightlifting, golf, lacrosse, and fishing. Justin maintains his series 7 (General Securities License) and series 66 (Uniformed Combined State Law). [00:01 - 05:48] Opening Segment Get to know Justin Keihne Justin lists what he has been doing in the real estate industry [05:49 - 10:02] What's New in 1031? Breaking Misconceptions on 1031 Exchanges Reinvesting in another piece of real estate How Capital Gains Tax Deferral affects the 1031 Exchange Market Closer to 10-Billion in Escrow [10:03 - 25:06] Capital Gains Tax Deferral, Reduction, and Elimination Why you should buy triple-net properties in slower markets What is a Delaware Statutory Trust? Where have qualified opportunity zones gone? Qualified Opportunity Zones versus Delaware Statutory Trust Choosing either ground-up development or redevelopment Comparing DSTs and QOZs in Terms of Funding [25:07 - 32:35] Closing Segment Quick break for our sponsorsGroundfloor offers short-term, high-yield real estate debt investments to the general public. Check www.passivewealthstrategy.com/groundfloor/ to get started. What is the best investment you've ever made other than your education?Exposure. Justin's worst investmentTaking a shortcut What is the most important lesson that you've learned in business and investing?“You need a short memory.” Connect with my guest. See the links below. Tweetable Quotes: “Deferral is not necessarily elimination.” - Justin Keihne “If you're going to hold something for ten years, try to hold brand new development.” - Justin Keihne “Learn from your mistakes and move on.” - Justin Keihne ------------ Connect with Justin Keihne through LinkedIn. Visit their websites https://www.1031dst.com/ and https://www.fortitudeinvestments.com/. Invest passively in multiple commercial real estate assets such as apartments, self storage, medical facilities, hotels and more through https://www.passivewealthstrategy.com/crowdstreet/ Participate directly in real estate investment loans on a fractional basis. Go to www.passivewealthstrategy.com/groundfloor/ and get ready to invest on your own terms. LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes
Chris Marquardt joins Leo Laporte on The Tech Guy to talk about shooting with the color black and the ways you make your photos stand out utilizing that color. For more, check out The Tech Guy: https://twit.tv/ttg/1834 Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Chris Marquardt You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/
Chris Marquardt joins Leo Laporte on The Tech Guy to talk about shooting with the color black and the ways you make your photos stand out utilizing that color. For more, check out The Tech Guy: https://twit.tv/ttg/1834 Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Chris Marquardt You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/
I realised I missed something, and I kicked myself. For a while I've been toying with the idea that learning occurs in two stages, which can be mapped between cognitive science and neuroscience: Exposure to new material -> neuronal connections Practice and repetition -> myelination ...with elaboration (e.g. relating one piece of information to another) being a practice that involves both stages. This model appeals to me for several reasons. Firstly, it is simple, which is a relief in the complex world of teaching and learning. Secondly, it is grounded in the idea that learning is all about addition to long-term memory, which is now a deeply ingrained idea with me. Thirdly, it is in line with the way that most teachers would teach, which makes sense - you would think that teachers tend to do something more or less right after so many years of experience. However, there is one anomaly that I couldn't place in this model: pre-testing. It turns out that when you are given a test on something before you start learning, even if you're completely ignorant of the topic, it boosts your learning compared to just starting off with study straight away. How could this make sense with the above? For a while I just brushed it aside, but now I realised how it would fit in, as "stage zero": humility, or realisation of ignorance. As I understand it, this is a stage where you can overcome your cognitive biases which make you not want to expend effort to learn anything, by assuming that you already know this, or that there is nothing to learn. Immediate exposure to a test shatters this illusion, and makes you more able - even subconsciously - to pay attention to the lesson. One of the great things about this way of thinking is that it makes room for some "progressive" ideas within the starkly "traditional" view of stages 1 and 2. While I still feel that progressive education is largely a bad idea and a failure, I don't want to become dogmatically married to another way of thinking, especially not one which is to some extent defined by its opposition to progressivism. The chance for at least some reconciliation through synthesis is something that I warmly welcome. In the recording, I also discuss how this relates to ideas of mental warm-ups, desirable difficulty, and the differences between learning and performance. Enjoy the episode.
Confusion. Denial. Diablo. Virtual Homework is a podcast where the hosts (Dana and Sam) alternate each week to force the other to play a game of their choosing. We then talk about the game and use that conversation to talk about other aspects of life. Hilarity Ensues! Timestamps: 0:00 - Theme Song 0:16 - Spooky Month/Sober Month 2:59 - Dana's Addicted to Diablo II 5:00 - Is Diablo II: Resurrected Too Complicated For New Players? 11:42 - Diablo II: Resurrected Thoughts From A Diablo Veteran 15:24 - Dana's Gameplay Demo 16:55 - Character Differences 19:49 - Final Thoughts 24:28 - Twitch Implementing Stream Boosting (Pay 4 Exposure) 31:55 - Lindsay Lohan and Overrated Movies 34:11 - Most Embarrassing Memories 39:00 - Eating Ass and Other Items 43:47 - Many Saints of Newark's Board Game Shops 50:57 - Dana Trying To Get Re-Platformed 56:24 - New World's Bungled Launch 1:03:21 - Blizzard Controversy Update 1:05:22 - Outro
In today's episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jenna Belk. Welcome back to the co-host chair Jenna!First up is Mohammad from NE who defines god as any conscious entity that is capable of influence celestial objects beyond our (modern humans) comprehension. Nothing presented by the caller contains anything relevant to a scientific argument.Next up is Tommy from IL who wants to know if our hosts are still searching for an answer to a God question, or if they have gotten to where they have reached a point of certainty in their current position.Robin from DC is calling in to tell us about some slick new labels for Atheism: Local & Global. Local Atheism refers to someone who doesn't believe that a subset of Gods exist, but accepts others. Unfortunately, Robin asserts the only way that a person can determine whether one subset exists and the other doesn't is through God's revelation.Up next is DJ from CO who is worried about leaving their child under the care of a religious family member. Exposure to new, different ideas, will likely help in the long run with the child's development of critical thinking skills. However, making the violation of trust clear to the family members is important if you want to maintain a healthy relationship with them in the future.Next up is Nikki from CA who believes that they have made contact with a deceased family member. The caller had requested prior to their death that they give her a sign that they are alright, and a year later she receives a notification that his social media account liked her photo. How do we know that this was anything more than a bug in the app?
In episode 297 I interviewed Kimberley Quinlan. Kim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who treats people with OCD and related disorders, Eating Disorders and Body Focused Repetitive Disorders. She runs her own podcast called Your Anxiety Toolkit. She also runs CBTschool.com. In this episode we talk about her new book ‘The Self-Compassion Workbook for OCD', the roadblocks to self-compassion, applying self-compassion to Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP), some of the exercises and practices in the book, why Jon Hershfield wrote the foreword to the book, Kim guides us through a self-compassion practice, how self-compassion can help you lean into fear, setting boundaries as an act of self-compassion, feeling like you don't deserve compassion, we discuss self-criticism, when Kim has had to practice self-compassion for herself recently, and much more. Hope it helps. Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/kim-quinlan-compassion-297 The podcast is made possible by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories
On this episode the guys open up with their favorite 1 hit wonder of all time. From their Coach E gives us an update on how his year is going half way through the high school football season. Hear what the coaches thought about the latest win for the Browns against the Chicago Bears and also what they think about this week's match up against the Minnesota Vikings. On this week's freestyle topic things get heated between the two assistant coaches. Coach E wraps up the episode with a word on "Exposure "
Short Answer: When I had a serious case of indoor mold-induced illness, I tested my urine and my apartment dust for mycotoxins. Both were high, but the classes of toxins were totally different between the two, making me think the mycotoxins in my urine came from food rather than my apartment. Symptoms going away when outside of the apartment was a far more useful clue, so I think you should consider the cost of a vacation, the cost of mycotoxins, and assume you get more information out of taking the vacation, and then decide which to do. Watch the video or listen to the podcast with the links below. You can obtain a full transcript of the episode by signing up for the Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/q&a Please consider supporting my work by making a purchase using these links at one of my affiliates: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/foursigmatic, https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/paleovalley, https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/seekinghealth, https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestralsupplements, https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/magicspoon, https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/lmnt Plenty more at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/support! If you would like to be part of the next live Ask Me Anything About Nutrition, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass, which includes access to these live Zoom sessions, premium features on all my content, and hundreds of dollars of exclusive discounts. You can sign up with a 10% lifetime discount here: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/q&a DISCLAIMER: I have a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and my expertise is in performing and evaluating nutritional research. I am not a medical doctor and nothing herein is medical advice.
Ask Dr. Neal your question about health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and more here: http://OLDPodcast.com/ask or call: 614-568-3643 Episode 1498: Q&A - Is Buying Organic Fruits & Vegetables Worth the Higher Price and How to Minimize Exposure to Harmful Chemicals The original post is located here: https://oldpodcast.com/dirty-dozen-foods-to-buy-organic-not-worth-it/ Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalHealthDailyDietNutritionFitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVP, explores the data to support the use of tenofovir alafenamide in pregnancy.Listen as she gives her perspectives on:DHHS guideline recommendations for the use of TAF in pregnancyPharmacokinetic data to support adequate TAF concentrations throughout pregnancyAvailable antiretroviral pregnancy registry information on the use of TAF in pregnancyData from the IMPAACT 2010 study to support the use of a TAF-containing regimen in pregnancyPresenter:Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVPAssociate Professor Pharmacy PracticeMidwestern University College of PharmacyDowners Grove CampusHIV/ID Clinical PharmacistNorthwestern Memorial HospitalChicago, Illinois Follow along with the slides at:https://bit.ly/3ofTHLrLink to full program: https://bit.ly/2TXTYWx
Welcome to This Shifting Moment with Richard Burr and Josh Cobia We're seeking a profound shift in the way that we react to things through weekly conversations on what matters most. As always please reach out to us @ ThisShiftingmoment@gmail.com or follow us on Instagram at @ThisShiftingMoment Leave us a voicemail @ (424) 603-2548 www.thisshiftingmoment.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/this-shifting-moment/message
Chances are, you've probably heard the term “BPA” thrown around a lot. You might have noticed on your grocery run that certain bottles or even cans advertise that they're “BPA-free” or you might have come across an article about the dangers of BPA while you were researching something. Maybe you heard about it and rolled your eyes because it seems like everything nowadays causes health issues and, well, you're too tired to keep up with it all. Or maybe you've been making an effort to switch over to non-toxic products, but reducing your BPA exposure seems overwhelming on top of everything else you're doing to build a healthier home. Well, the truth is that BPA's are indeed a pretty toxic chemical found in plastics. But rest, assured, reducing your exposure to BPA is really not as difficult as you might think. In this episode, Jordan shares 7 easy ways that you can start reducing your BPA exposure today. Tune in to learn: What BPA's are and why they can harm our health How to make swaps that will still work with your budget 7 ways you can reduce your exposure to BPA's How to select non-toxic pots and pans Interested in Jordan's new mentorship program, The Multipassionate Cure? Go to learn.theownitacademy.com/mentorship to enroll in the program by September 24. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, I talk about the differences and similarities between Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I also review... - why I think these disorders are, ultimately, the same - how treatment may differ slightly for one vs the other - how parsing these disorders out can become an exercise in trivial distinctions - the most important thing to do with these disorders at the end of the day - regardless of which one you have For OCD treatment, check out NOCD - head to www.treatmyocd.com and schedule your free 15 minute phone call to get connected with a licensed therapist who specializes in Exposure and Response Prevention. NOCD is a mobile therapy platform and includes video sessions with a therapist, in addition to peer support, ERP tools, and more. It is available in and out of the United States. NOCD accepts insurances and payment plans for self-payers. This podcast should not be substituted, nor is meant to act as a substitute, for legitimate mental health treatment/a legitimate mental health treatment provider. This podcast and any information in it is solely the reflection of general knowledge and cannot be taken as a personal therapeutic recommendation. To find a therapist near you to work more directly with these issues, head over to IOCDF.org, psychologytoday.com, or nami.org. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jennaoverbaugh/support
When someone has chronic pain (more than 3-6 mo, resistant to medical treatment), then the brain processes pain differently. Neural pathways of pain become like habits, and pain can remain even after normal healing time has passed. But the brain is neuroplastic, and we can train it to produce less pain. Graded exposure is one technique used in reprocessing pain and rewiring the brain. Graded exposure is a way to slowly introduce movements back, that are usually associated with pain. You can have a corrective experience when you try a movement previously associated with pain, but are able to interpret it differently. When you do this over and over, in progressively higher amounts, you rewire to brain to move with safety and without producing pain. If you have pain with a certain movement, I would suggest you start your graded exposure in your IMAGINATION. Once you get good at imagining yourself moving without pain, and paired with a joyful or positive emotion, then you will train your brain it is safe. Not dangerous. No pain signals are required. Here is a 7 min clip of me using this graded exposure technique with a client: https://youtu.be/lvjpMZx_MIY If you have not yet given my podcast a rating or review, PLEASE do that here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-unstoppable-body-and-minds-podcast/id1493360543 For more information, check out my website https://bodyandmindlifecoach.com Or to schedule a free 60 min coaching session, click here, https://calendly.com/thebetsyjensen/free-consult Join the Body and Mind FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/231187234912768
This week Sean and Dylan take us on a bit of a ride. There's updates, there's German stories, there's questions about our game, lives and tendencies and also a dive into Exposure Leads to Expansion. Surely not every episode needs to be concise. Subscribe to the Show on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCnInbiimv9oZGUgkInR1tA Email us at: email@example.com CHECK OUT ALL THINGS FOOTWORK: linktr.ee/Footworkpod Chapters: 00:00 Intro 03:25 Something New About Germany 09:33 Dylan Goes Mini Golfing "Nicht Gut" 12:46 Game Day Prep 17:46 Who Does Your Game Near The Most 25:16 Where Do We Want To Play In The Future 31:02 Exposure Leads to Expansion 48:27 Outro
This is Your Anxiety Toolkit - Episode 203. Welcome back, everybody. Today's episode is all about why it is so important that we expose ourselves to our fears. It's one of the most common questions I get asked from my clients, right? Which is, why do I have to do this hard work? Why? Why of all the treatments is mine the one where I have to face my fears. Because my clients ask this all the time, I wondered whether you needed a quick pep talk just to get you back on track, to remind you why and to motivate you towards facing your fears, because it is probably the most valuable change of behavior that you will do. Welcome back. I am so happy to have you here with me today to talk about that specific topic. Before we get started, I would like to quickly dive in to really set the scene today. We're going to talk about the hard thing, the “I did a hard thing” segment. Today's hard thing is from anonymous, and they have submitted saying: “I haven't drank coffee for over two years since my OCD breakdown because I was too scared. But today, I went to Costa and I had a caramel latte. I got heart palpitations for a few hours, but I sat with it. This is exactly what I'm talking about. So, Anonymous, this is so good. I am so proud of you. This is the work that we do. And I'm going to use Anonymous' example here throughout the podcast to really tie this together. All right, one more thing before we get moving, I want to do a shoutout to the review of the week. This one is from Hahajack, and they said: “This is the best short therapy lesson. This podcast is amazing! I love that episodes are short and succinct. You can't say that you don't have time when episodes are as short as 10 to 30 minutes. If you are struggling with OCD or anxiety, this is a great podcast to listen to for extra therapeutic support in addition to therapy. I treat OCD and I learn so much every time I listen to Kimberley's podcast.” Thank you Hahajack for that amazing review. We are still doing the drive for reviews. So if you can go over to Apple podcast, leave us a review or wherever you listen. Once we hit a thousand reviews, we're giving a free pair of Beats headphones. I cannot tell you how much I love, love, love, love your reviews. Thank you. It helps me help more people reach more people. And that's what I'm here to do. All right, so let's get to the meat of this episode, right? I, in the past – I think it's Episode 86 – did a whole episode called the Science of Exposure and Response Prevention. You can go back and listen to that episode once this is done. We talked about the science behind ERP, and I'm going to be using a lot of that reference to talk about why. Why do we stare fear in the face? Instinctually, when we have fear – I'm just going to give you a quick education here – when we experience fear and our brain sets the signal off to say, “There might be danger, there might be trouble, please be alarmed,” – when the anxiety hits our body and our cognitions, our natural instinct is to remove ourselves from the perceived danger. And that has kept us alive. It is an important process that we humans have and other animals have. It's an important piece that keeps us alive, like I said. The problem is, that behavior, the removal of anxiety, the avoidance of the thing that created the anxiety is only effective if the danger is imminent, not just a thought about a possible danger, right? And so, if, like I said, there was a real thing that was happening in your life that is dangerous, yeah, you may want to remove yourself from it. But if you have a brain that's anxious like mine, where your brain sets off alarms quite often telling you, “Ring, ring, ring, something bad might happen. Ring, ring, ring, the future may have some problems. Ring, ring, ring, you're a bad person,” and so forth – when we instinctually try to remove that, we actually reinforce the fear, the faulty fear. We reinforce the thought, right? And then what we are in a cycle of is thought, reinforcement of thought, thought, reinforcement of thought, thought, reinforcement of thought. The whole reason we choose to face our fear is to break that cycle, right? If you have a thought about imminent danger or threat, and you respond to it as if it's important, your brain will continue to perceive it as an important and an imminent threat. If you have a thought about something that is imminent and dangerous, and you don't respond to it as if it's imminent and dangerous, your brain starts to learn not to set that alarm every time you have that thought. Your brain learns not to ring the alarm bell and send out all those anxiety hormones throughout your body. Right? And that's how you break the cycle. And we do that by – if you just happen to have the thought, you could do that by being aware that you're having the thought, observing the thought, and then not engaging in the avoidant or reactive behavior, right? That's hard, right? It's doable, but it's hard, right? Because you have to be aware and you have to be very mindful and you have to have a lot of motivation in that moment. I still strongly encourage you to try that and practice it every single day. But what we can do to really help that process is, instead of waiting for the thought and then practicing not just engaging in that thought as if it's real and imminent, what you can do is purposely expose yourself and purposely bring on those thoughts by facing your fears. Right? Think of it like, you wouldn't just show up to a football game or a tennis game or a track and field event and just run and hope that your body will keep you going. No, we don't do that. When we know there's an event happening, we train for it. In a situation, we simulate the scenario, right? So we simulate the track and field event, or we simulate the soccer practice so that you can practice strengthening those muscles. This is why it's so important that we choose to expose ourselves to our fears on purpose. You're training your muscles to respond differently. When it does have a thought, your brain's going, “Oh, she actually purposely had that thought yesterday. So maybe I don't need to set off the alarm bells this time. Maybe it's not as imminent as I originally perceived it to be.” That is why it is so important that you expose yourself to your fears. Now, like I said, there's lots of science behind that. You can go back and listen to the episode – it's number 86 – to get a little bit more, right? But the thing here to remember, and I always try to remind you, is it is hard. This isn't easy, right? So what you want to do is, as you go to face your fear and expose yourself to your fear on purpose, you want to keep in mind for yourself your own why. Why would I purposely do this hard thing? We could use the example here of the hard thing, right? They wanted to have a caramel latte. They don't want to feel uncomfortable, but they want the outcome. They want the delicious, warm caramel latte, right? For you, be really clear on what you want to get back by facing your fear. Sometimes it's more time with family, it's to be able to get to work and not have to manage mental compulsions with work. For some people, it's to be able to get through school without having to double-check your work. For some people, if you have an eating disorder, it might be so you can be with friends and have freedom around food. If it's panic disorder, it might be so that you can do the things you want to do without panic-making your choices, right? If it's hair pulling and skin picking, it might be so that you can do your normal grooming without engaging in these behaviors. Right? So there's so many reasons why we would practice facing your fear. And I want to give you this call to action, which is, get really clear on what you want, how you want your life to be. Identify what things you're going to need to face in order to get that life. And then go and face those fears. That's exposure and response prevention in a nutshell. In a nutshell, and it might feel really silly. You might be thinking, oh, I've got to do so many steps just to be able to get out the door or go to school, or to be able to have a dinner party or even get out of bed. Okay, that's all right. Break it down into small baby steps. For every time you face your fear, you're strengthening that muscle of being able to tolerate discomfort. It's so important. It's so empowering. It's why I always say, it's a beautiful day to do hard things, because it's a total flip flop on what your natural brain wants to do, your instinctual brain, which is, it's a beautiful day to run away from hard things. So really remember that. It is a beautiful day to do hard things. Really think about what you want to be able to do with your life. Write down what fears you'd need to face to do that, and then go and face those fears. That's what I'm going to encourage you to do. That being said, I, myself, am about to embark on a very, very hard thing, which is the exciting news. I'm almost done with this episode. I'm going to drop you my exciting news, which is the book, the Self-Compassion Workbook for OCD comes out literally next week. You can go to wherever you buy your books to get it. It's called the Self-Compassion Workbook for OCD. It is literally the example of facing your fears. I have quite a large degree of anxiety about this, but I am going to face it every step of the way. That being the case, because I am so insistent on facing my anxieties about it, sort of feels like I'm putting myself out there a lot – next week, I am going to announce an exciting, what would we say celebration of the book. It is going to be a month-long celebration. I hope you come along for the ride. In order to really benefit from this celebration, you will need to sign up for the newsletter because I will be sending tons of resources for you. I'm going to try and get you to engage in self-compassion like you have never done before. I want to use this as an opportunity to teach you and deep dive into the practice of self-compassion like you've never done before. You can go at your own pace. I strongly encourage you to sign up for the newsletter. You can go to cbtschool.com to sign up and it will give you tons of information. But next week's episode, I'm going to tell you all about it, and I am so excited. So, so, so excited. If you want a ton more information, you can go and follow me on Instagram. I'm going to be doing a ton of lives, talking about the book, reading through the book, showing you some of the exercises. I'm just so excited. I'm almost a little too excited. I'm probably going to burn out midway, but I'm going to do my best not to do that. But please do stick around. I cannot wait to share that with you. I will give you all the information next week. Yeah, so excited. And go ahead and get the book if that's something that would be beneficial for you. Well, that is all I have to say for today. That is the core of this podcast – facing your fears compassionately, willingly, in a joyful way. Even I encourage you to make it in any way possible, joyful. That is what I want you to do, and I'm really so excited to hear all of the hard things that you guys are doing because that's what we're here for. If that's the one big impact I can make in my career, I'm going to be a happy camper. All right. I am sending you so much love. I hope you are well. It is a beautiful day to do hard things. I love you so much. Take care of yourself and I will see you for a very exciting episode next week.The Self-Compassion Workbook for OCD is here! Check the link HERE for more information.