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Drumcomplexed Radio Show
Drumcomplexed Radio Show 184 | Hozho

Drumcomplexed Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 60:09


Hoarding two and a half decades-worth of music experience under his belt, Drumcomplex has been crafting his space within the techno industry, as artist and producer and adding label owner to his accolades since 2014. In his weekly show, he features his own live mixes from all around the globe and familiar guests artist 1. Hozho – Troubles In Paradise 2. Hozho – Für Heisenberg 3. Adonis FR, Louis Leibniz – Space 4. Black Hertz – Astrolost (Adonis FR Remix) 5. Black Hertz – Moontrippy 6. Markus Volker – Boreal 7. Hozho – Be The Best & Fuck The Rest 8. Adonis FR – Source 9. Hozho – Paradise Circus This show is syndicated & distributed exclusively by Syndicast. If you are a radio station interested in airing the show or would like to distribute your podcast / radio show please register here: https://syndicast.co.uk/distribution/registration

Psyched for Psychology
Understanding Hoarding: What You Should Know

Psyched for Psychology

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 27:43


In this episode, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) Michelle Iversen and Brett Cushing discuss the condition of Hoarding along with special guest Wade Crandall, LPCC. Wade has worked with people who hoard for the past 13 years in various capacities and is currently a Clinical Site Director of Nystrom's Hugo location. Wade served as the Vice President of the Minnesota Hoarding Task Force from 2018 - 2022, and he is currently their Mental Health Consultant. Listen as Wade, Brett, and Michelle talk about hoarding, including how it affects those with the condition and why someone might seek treatment. Listen to learn more about hoarding and how to know if someone is struggling with this. Check out the links below for more information discussed in our episode.  Minnesota Hoarding Task Force in Minneapolis, Minnesota (mnhtf.org)Wade's WCCO Interview 4 Most Misunderstood Disorders You Should Know About Do you have feedback or topic requests? Email us at podcast@nystromcounseling.comWe'd love to hear from you!Follow alongInstagramFacebookNystrom & Associates

Taking A Leap
Hoarding -- Marsha Sims Part 2

Taking A Leap

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 26:17


Hoarding Business Name:  Sort-it-Out, Inc. Website:  www.sortitout.net Telephone Number: 305-467-8564 Email: marshasims@sortitout.net  Marsha Sims is a professional organizer with over 25 years of experience in the organizing industry.  She is the Founder and President of Sort It Out Inc., the leading professional organizing company in South Florida, and is recognized as one of the top professional organizers in the country. She has also authored five popular books on organizing.

Your Lot and Parcel
The Hoarder's Wife Speaks of Her Experience

Your Lot and Parcel

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 34:10


My guest, as a PhD-educated English scholar, she articulates the relationship issues in hoarder families, armed with knowledge gained from 35 years of marriage to a hoarding husband.She is a published novelist and international speaker; she communicates from the heartbeat of a recovering family to help people to communicate their values and live by their truths.She also creates multi-genre stories and works with words, digital images, and speech.Her latest book offers a moving and memorable chronicle of the unraveling of a woman's long and troubled marriage to an emotionally distant hoarder. http://deborahgreenhut.comhttp://www.yourlotandparcel.org

The Sports Junkies
JP and Lurch hosting Cal's charity event, Cakes hoarding beanies, Drab's bat beat

The Sports Junkies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 42:18


9/23 Hour 1   5:00 Lurch and JP hosting Cal Ripken's charity event 19:00 Hanging with old school Orioles 26:00 Cakes buying $5 beanies at Caps Iceplex 34:00 Drab's Steelers bad beat

Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with @ThatHoarder
Cognitive behavioural therapy and hoarding with Sarah Rees

Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with @ThatHoarder

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 37:03


"So you'd be wanting to think about which emotion it's soothing, and helping people put in place other strategies. Because if you're going to take away one behaviour, which would be the hoarding, you have to, if that's meeting a need, you need to be replacing that with something so you're not leaving people without useful tools." For the full show notes and transcript for this episode, visit the website at Overcome Compulsive Hoarding / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/ Questions to ask when dehoarding: https://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/podquestionsTwitter: @ThatHoarderTikTok: @thathoarderoch https://www.tiktok.com/@thathoarderochFacebook: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.facebook.com/Overcome-Compulsive-Hoarding-with-That-Hoarder-104370761703319Pinterest: That Hoarder / https://www.pinterest.com/ThatHoarderYouTube: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxMqB_fGckbGOQZpkl6l9gReddit: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.reddit.com/r/overcomehoarding/Help out: Support this project / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/support-this-project/Soraya -Be Convinced! Sharing Lifechanging Stories of HopeHost Soraya Coffelt shares lifechanging stories of hope to encourage and motivate you.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

Capitalmind Podcast
Podcast: UPI is most valuable when free

Capitalmind Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 80:10


RBI released a discussion paper that said: We've let you good people live all this time with “free” payment systems, so should we allow banks to start charging now? Specifically for UPI, which has reached volumes of 10 lakh crore rupees per month? And should we charge merchants? Deepak's answer is a big NO. He firmly believes that the payments ecosystem (and the economy as a whole) will gain much more than any fees on UPI transactions will. As always, Deepak has a context to his argument and covers a wide range of nuances. Listen to this podcast to understand his view on different aspects of the UPI payments system, its evolution, and the ways in which it can drive innovation. Also, this podcast covers many different aspects than Deepak's earlier post on the same topic.  Show Quotes & Time stamps 02:00 - Deepak and Shray trade fascinating stories about payment systems before UPI. 07:00 - The interoperability of UPI is a game changer 10:30 - How much do we pay for other payment systems? “RBI spends 4,824 crores per year printing cash. None of that cost is borne by anybody except the government itself” 14:30 - The evolution of ATMs, Cheques, NEFT, RTGS, and the big role that RBI played in making these systems affordable for users. 21:30 - Has UPI always been free? Or has it also evolved over time to be free? “The government went to parliament and passed a resolution to make UPI free… That's the extent we went to keep this payment mechanism free” “1,00,000 Crore is now available to banks to make money by parking it RBI and earning interest…. This is because people want to keep money with banks to make UPI payments” 31:00 - How much does it actually cost to run the UPI payments system? “NPCI spends just ~680 crores per year maintaining the UPI infrastructure. Compare that against the float income that banks make on the additional 1 lac crore float” 34:00 - The argument that UPI is a toll road so you should charge for this "public infra" “Credit cards transact about 100k crore a month, debit cards 60k crore per month, ATM withdrawals are at 300k crore per month…. So even now, after all these years, credit + debit card transactions are not more than cash” 41:00 - If you don't let players charge for UPI, who will fund innovation? “Internet protocols were free and they disrupted the world through innovation” “Interestingly, in the payments ecosystem, all innovation has come from the regulator and not private players” 43:40 - Counter arguments from Deepak's Twitter on why UPI shouldn't be free. 44:00 - Google and PhonePe did all the handwork to make UPI popular. Now you're telling me I can't make money on it? “You're building a road and they tell you... you can never charge a toll. But you still keep building that road… that's the payment apps for you” 50:00 - Let's say that the biggest private players leave because you won't let them make a profit. The top 2 guys control ~75% of all transactions. What happens to the ecosystem now? 1:02:00 - Why regulators have enforced limits on incentives and fees? “Financial regulation is not like tech where if you're too big, rules change for you. Here, if you are too big, and you disturb the system, the regulator first makes you small and then beats you” 1:05:30 - Government responses to the UPI monetization paper were very harsh. Why so? “Hoarding cash is ok. Spending that cash on the economy creates a whole new economic system that's outside the view of the government. That's not ok” “From Jan 2020 to now, the total ATM withdrawals are flat. UPI has gone from 120k crore to 1000k crore. The fact that UPI transactions are free has reduced cash transactions” 1:09:30 - The number of UPI transactions has drastically increased. But, is that all? The UPI tech reached its full maturity? What do we have to look forward to wrt UPI? 1:14:00 - UPI as a credit check for lenders and a game-changer for quick small loans   There's a lot more interesting stuff ahead with UPI. We're just getting started!

Reconcile the Aisle
RTA – Rosa Escandon (Forbes, Buzzfeed)

Reconcile the Aisle

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 41:08


Today I interviewed Rosa Escandon In this episode we speak about how: Creating coming out of the pandemic Her podcast giving psychic life advice Hoarding and how she took on the subject in an upcoming novel Then my character Melania asks how she can get on Rosa's show and we end up talking Tiffany Trump gossip (her single is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVpu6MnXBhQ) [EP232] To catch up with our guest: www.rosaescandon.com/ Podcast: @psychicfriendz TikTok and Instagram: @humancomedian

Wisdom-Trek ©
Day 2002 – The Futility Of Wealth – Daily Wisdom

Wisdom-Trek ©

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 5:15 Transcription Available


Welcome to Day 2002 of  Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me. This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom The Futility Of Wealth – Daily Wisdom Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 2002 of our Trek. We are transitioning in the structure of Wisdom-Trek to focus on the great wisdom books of the Bible. One habit I have practiced nearly every day for the past 45+ years of my adult life is to read the chapter in the book of Proverbs that corresponds to the day of the month. This single habit has been the catalyst for gaining wisdom and creating a living legacy. Adopting this habit can do the same for your life. So, beginning October 1st, I will start publishing the reading of the chapter in Proverbs that corresponds to the day of the month. Before that, I am reading through the book of Ecclesiastes. King Solomon, who wrote both Ecclesiastics and Proverbs, was the wisest person to live. He wrote Ecclesiastes late in his life, after trying many other paths to wisdom, and then he was brought back to the realization that God's Wisdom is the only true wisdom. This realization is what drives me to seek out God's wisdom each day. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. So we are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, to seek out discernment and insights, and to boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Today I will read Ecclesiastes 5, and I have titled this chapter:   The Futility Of Wealth As you enter the house of God, keep your ears open and your mouth shut. It is evil to make mindless offerings to God. 2 [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes%205&version=NLT#fen-NLT-17376b (b)]Don't make rash promises, and don't be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few. 3 Too much activity gives you restless dreams; too many words make you a fool. 4 When you make a promise to God, don't delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to him. 5 It is better to say nothing than to make a promise and not keep it. 6 Don't let your mouth make you sin. And don't defend yourself by telling the Temple messenger that the promise you made was a mistake. That would make God angry, and he might wipe out everything you have achieved. 7 Talk is cheap, like daydreams and other useless activities. Fear God instead. The Futility of Wealth 8 Don't be surprised if you see a poor person being oppressed by the powerful and if justice is being miscarried throughout the land. For every official is under orders from higher up, and matters of justice get lost in red tape and bureaucracy. 9 Even the king milks the land for his own profit![https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes%205&version=NLT#fen-NLT-17383c (c)] 10 Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness! 11 The more you have, the more people come to help you spend it. So what good is wealth—except perhaps to watch it slip through your fingers! 12 People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much. But the rich seldom get a good night's sleep. 13 There is another serious problem I have seen under the sun. Hoarding riches harms the saver. 14 Money is put into risky investments that turn sour, and everything is lost. In the end, there is nothing left to pass on to one's children. 15 We all come to the end of our lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day we were born. We can't take our riches with us. 16 And this, too, is a very serious problem. People leave this world no better off than when they came. All their hard work is for nothing—like working for the wind. 17 Throughout their lives, they live under a cloud—frustrated, discouraged, and angry. 18 Even so, I have noticed one thing, at least, that is good. It is good for people to eat, drink, and enjoy their work...

Drumcomplexed Radio Show
Drumcomplexed Radio Show 183 | Drumcomplex

Drumcomplexed Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 60:09


Hoarding two and a half decades-worth of music experience under his belt, Drumcomplex has been crafting his space within the techno industry, as artist and producer and adding label owner to his accolades since 2014. In his weekly show, he features his own live mixes from all around the globe and familiar guests artist no tracklist available This show is syndicated & distributed exclusively by Syndicast. If you are a radio station interested in airing the show or would like to distribute your podcast / radio show please register here: https://syndicast.co.uk/distribution/registration

Small-Minded Podcast
Episode 108: Holiday Marketing Strategy

Small-Minded Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 37:20


Hey everybody it's Molly digging into marketing strategy Love long term planning aligning marketing with business goals Grab notebook and pen What you want to talk about, how, and balance it with what feels right energetically  Ho Ho ho three hoes in the house Harness energy, own strengths Hoarding content and organizing it Humanized marketing Outlining plans Ho ho ho here we go Lean into energy Pursue one of the following assessments: Personal development intertwined with business ownership Exploring who you are as a person Three tools:  Enneagram Truity Human design Jovian archive Sacred Money Archetype Denise Duffield Thomas money mindset coach denisedt instagram Talents? Shadow types? Own strengths Lean in, incorporate into marketing Part of day get lost in good flow of work “I fucking hate this” Getting in to my inbox Outsource, va, contractor Omit?  Lean in that feels right to you and clients Hoarding Don't start from scratch or reinvent the wheel What content went well? Looked back at last year Facebook posts Personal photos and videos Be analytical so you don't have to start from scratch Reuse and repurpose Organize Get a print out calendar How many posts? Long form content? Get main priorities Sometimes feel like post to start or blog post about whatever I want Keep priorities the priority helps organize other things around it Focus on what is the most important Document roll outs, events What do I have time for? Humanize Strategy? quantity? tactical? Focus on people Reflect Anecdotes Throwbacks Ways you feel good? Feel seen,  Deeper than surface level How can you show up as a human as social media? Outline Start with content you already have Fill gaps with new content

Taking A Leap
Hoarding -- Marsha Sims Part 1

Taking A Leap

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 24:47


Hoarding Business Name:  Sort-it-Out, Inc. Website:  www.sortitout.net Telephone Number: 305-467-8564 Email: marshasims@sortitout.net  Marsha Sims is a professional organizer with over 25 years of experience in the organizing industry.  She is the Founder and President of Sort It Out Inc., the leading professional organizing company in South Florida, and is recognized as one of the top professional organizers in the country. She has also authored five popular books on organizing.

Crime Scene Queens
Hoarding: You Can't Take it With You. Believe Us.

Crime Scene Queens

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 61:06


There are a lot of challengs in the world of Crime Scene Investigations, and the unfortuante world of hoarding is one of them. We totally sympathize with those suffering hoarding disorder but it is a reality of our job. From fridges filled with animal carcasses to being trapped within one's own house within a maze of boxes. Make sure to stay to the end for Laura's WORST hording story... And classic CSI EDU reminder, your cat will eat you but your dog won't.  This episode contains adult language and content. ~~ Follow us on Instagram: @CrimeSceneQueens Email us at hello@crimescenequeens.com Check out the Crime Scene Queens' CSI Essentials ~~ Crime Scene Queens is brought to you by QCODE.  To advertise on the show, contact us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Gun Talk
Smith & Wesson M&P Metal Pistol; Where's All The Shotgun Ammo?; Stocking Up Isn't Hoarding: Gun Talk Radio | 09.18.22 After Show

Gun Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 30:28 Very Popular


In This Hour: -- The impressive M&P Metal pistol from Smith & Wesson -- What happened to the shotgun ammo? -- These days, stocking up on ammo is smart, not hoarding.   Tom Gresham's Gun Talk  09.18.22  After Show

Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with @ThatHoarder
What OHIO and DOOM have to do with hoarding

Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with @ThatHoarder

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 44:00


"So today I am going to talk about DOOM. And I'm going to talk about OHIO. And I'm going to talk about how DOOM and OHIO relate to hoarding, as well as executive dysfunction, and some other stuff." For the full show notes and transcript for this episode, visit the website at Overcome Compulsive Hoarding / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/ Questions to ask when dehoarding: https://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/podquestionsTwitter: @ThatHoarderTikTok: @thathoarderoch https://www.tiktok.com/@thathoarderochFacebook: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.facebook.com/Overcome-Compulsive-Hoarding-with-That-Hoarder-104370761703319Pinterest: That Hoarder / https://www.pinterest.com/ThatHoarderYouTube: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxMqB_fGckbGOQZpkl6l9gReddit: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.reddit.com/r/overcomehoarding/Help out: Support this project / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/support-this-project/Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Vitality Made SimpleTake the stress out of being healthy! Join us for strategies to maximize vitality span.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

Facts Matter
Central Bankers Are Secretly Hoarding Billions of Pounds of Gold; Bankers Caught Manipulating Price | Facts Matter

Facts Matter

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 16:44


The Federal Reserve is the central bank in the United States, and there is an equivalent to the Federal Reserve in almost every country throughout the entire world. Central banks across the entire world—including the European Central Bank—the International Monetary Fund, the World Economic Forum, and all of these global institutions are talking about creating a centralized digital currency—a form of digital currency that they could issue, track, restrict, and essentially, use to control the citizens. However, at the same time that these central bankers are talking about issuing these centralized digital currencies, they are doing something else behind the scenes. They are purchasing massive amounts of physical gold.

Creative Conversations with Hollis Citron
Creative Conversations Explores Life Having Meaning After Trauma & Abuse

Creative Conversations with Hollis Citron

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 61:59


"Hoarding emotion stops expression" ! Woohooo feel the power in this quote.. this is nothing. Brandy Knight thank you for this powerful conversation   Brandy Knight, the Esoteric Exorcist, is an Emotional Health Specialist, Accountability Coach, Kundalini Yogic Scientist, International best selling and award wining author, and fierce alpha female mama bear.   Her mission in this life is to support those who have experienced trauma and or abuse and are not getting that “now my life has meaning and my heart is wild and free” experience from traditional psychotherapy and or psychiatry.   Brandy tells you like it is with a dose of crass humor and huge amounts of love.     To connect with Brandy:  https://innercaulling.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHtFXPDC2YBAJS76-kn372A https://www.amazon.com/Lineage-Speaks-Women-Future-Generations-ebook/dp/B09PZJJB9F/ref=nodl_ https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Speaks-Powerhouse-Leading-Remembering-ebook/dp/B093ZBBPZN/ref=nodl_ https://www.amazon.com/Uncensored-Untamed-Unleashed-Soulful-Entrepreneurs-ebook/dp/B09NCN5GH1/ref=nodl_       This podcast is all about inspiring , connecting and sharing stories   Like, follow and share so we can hear each other and expand the definition of creativity to make it all inclusive!   There are a bunch of exciting things going on at I Am Creative & Express Yourself Publishing to check out: https://www.iamcreativephilly.com/   If you have always wanted to write a book or be in one then check this out... You will gain community and expand yourself more than you can imagine!  https://www.iamcreativephilly.com/express-yourself-publishing-house   The 2 books we are gathering for are called:  1. Shout It From The Rooftops: Lightbulb Moments That Need To Be Shared 2. I Love You Because/I Love Me Because: An interactive experiential coffee style book     Lastly  I Am Creative with Hollis Citron is now streaming on RVN TV platform. Check out the weekly interviews with incredible guests as we are expanding the definition of creativity and they are teaching me something... so fun! Check it out: https://rvntelevision.com/tv-show/i-am-creative/     Creatively Yours,  Hollis

Drumcomplexed Radio Show
Drumcomplexed Radio Show 182 | Drumcomplex

Drumcomplexed Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 60:08


Hoarding two and a half decades-worth of music experience under his belt, Drumcomplex has been crafting his space within the techno industry, as artist and producer and adding label owner to his accolades since 2014. In his weekly show, he features his own live mixes from all around the globe and familiar guests artist no tracklist available This show is syndicated & distributed exclusively by Syndicast. If you are a radio station interested in airing the show or would like to distribute your podcast / radio show please register here: https://syndicast.co.uk/distribution/registration

OGTX Bunker Prepper Survivalist Podcast
095 Stockpiling as a Prepper - Don't be a Hoarder - Blast From The Past Replay

OGTX Bunker Prepper Survivalist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 25:26


Tonight, show host, Keith Otworth Replays Episode 44 during our off season to showcase Fan-Favorite Episodes and Boost Listenership. Let's talk about the difference between Stockpiling and Hoarding. This will be a quick show, short and sweet, because Rhonda and Keith are moving their home this weekend to a new location. While packing up their stuff, they began a conversation about hoarding. Hence the show.  Let's do this.Visit Our Brand New Podcast Dedicated Website:OGTXBunker.comLeave us a voice message at:Speak Pipe OGTXEmail:SHTF@OffGridTX.comA few of the affiliates that we support:Monkey Fist Survival Paracord Self-Defense KeychainHarmony House Camping, Dehydrated & Emergency FoodsHarvest Right Freeze Dry Food at HomeMy Patriot SupplyMega KnifeSHTF-Proof Vape ProductsSupport us:Become a PatreonBuy Me a CoffeeOff Grid Texas WebsiteFacebook:@OffGridTexasClick these Links to explore Our Great Products:*OGTX Fully Loaded 72hr Bug-Out Bags*Legacy Premium Food Storage Buckets*Light My Fire of Sweden*Combat Wipes Off-Grid Personal Cleansing*BioLite - Your Energy Everywhere*ARM - Atwood Rope Manufacturer*EcoFlow - Solar Power GenniesStockpilingHoardingBlack ProjectsDisclosureSHTFNRLSurvivalSurvivalistPreppingPreppersArmy SurplusGet Home BagsBug Out BagsGo BagsBugging OutBugging InOff GridPreparednessHerbal RemediesApothecaryHydrationWater PurificationFiltrationSupport the showSupport the show

Dharmapunx NYC
Too Much Stuff: Understanding Hoarding and Accumulation

Dharmapunx NYC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 65:52


venmo. Dharmapunxnyc patreon. www.patreon.com/dharmapunxnyc

Hartford HealthCare Podcast
The real hazards of hoarding with Dr. David Tolin

Hartford HealthCare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 16:24


In this episode of More Life, Hartford HealthCare's Steve Coates digs into the topic of hoarding with Dr. David Tolin, medical director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network.Hoarding disorder is surprisingly common and can range from tolerable to hazardous and can make the person suffering, or the people around them, miserable.Dr. Tolin helps us identify the difference between messy and hoarding and sheds some light on how a genetic predisposition, previous life event, or even impaired cognitive function may contribute to the disorder. Who is Dr. Tolin?Dr. David Tolin is the author of over 200 scientific journal articles, as well as the books Doing CBT: A Comprehensive Guide to Working with Behaviors, Thoughts, and Emotions, Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding and Face Your Fears: A Proven Plan to Beat Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, and Obsessions.Dr. Tolin has been featured on the reality TV series “Hoarders,” “The OCD Project,” and “My Shopping Addiction,” and has been a recurrent guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “The Dr. Oz Show.”Learn more about compulsive hoardingHoarding Disorder ResearchThe Anxiety Disorders Center at Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living is conducting a study investigating changes in brain functioning after treatment in people with Hoarding Disorder.Learn more

Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with @ThatHoarder
Self-sabotage and hoarding with Dr Jan Eppingstall

Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with @ThatHoarder

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 59:24


"We don't do things for no reason. So what is the need? If we recognise that we're doing this behaviour, what's the need that that self-sabotage fulfils?" For the full show notes and transcript for this episode, visit the website at Overcome Compulsive Hoarding / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/ Questions to ask when dehoarding: https://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/podquestionsTwitter: @ThatHoarderTikTok: @thathoarderoch https://www.tiktok.com/@thathoarderochFacebook: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.facebook.com/Overcome-Compulsive-Hoarding-with-That-Hoarder-104370761703319Pinterest: That Hoarder / https://www.pinterest.com/ThatHoarderYouTube: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxMqB_fGckbGOQZpkl6l9gReddit: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.reddit.com/r/overcomehoarding/Help out: Support this project / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/support-this-project/Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Healthy Lifestyle Solutions with Maya AcostaAre you ready to upgrade your health to a new level and do so by learning from experts...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Centra ScriptsA bi-monthly podcast where we discuss health and wellness and practical tips for your...Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

Cork's 96fm Opinion Line
Fixing Hoarding Needs A Very Gentle Approach

Cork's 96fm Opinion Line

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 9:22


It is so distressing to see yourself or a loved one hoarding but simply throwing everything out can ruin the hoarders state of mind and a gentler approach is needed Leslie Shoemaker of TU Dublin explains to PJ Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Highlights from Lunchtime Live
'Nobody intentionally intends to live that way' - Understanding hoarding

Highlights from Lunchtime Live

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 17:02


Dublin Fire Brigade have posted about rescuing a man in his 70s after he had become trapped in his home for about 14 hours due to hoarding of belongings. Clare McKenna was joined on Lunchtime Live by Fiona Hall, Psychotherapist and owner of Consciously Clearing Decluttering. Listener, Paul also joined the show to discuss his own hoarding habits...

Mooroo Podcast
Suneel Sarfraz Munj

Mooroo Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 83:59


Suneel Sarfraz Munj is the co-founder of Pakwheels.com. He is the automobile influencer in Pakistan. Follow him here: https://www.instagram.com/suneelsarfraz 0:00 The race for followers 09:26 The problem with social platforms 13:35 Hoarding by Car dealerships 16:51 'On' pai gaari laina 27:31 Review criteria for Suneel Munj for Cars. 40:23 Asymmetry of information 46:26 Excise Digitization 51:30 Electric Vehicles ka dhooka

Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with @ThatHoarder

 Lazy people don't lie awake at night thinking about whether they're a terrible person because they threw away a scribbled shopping list from 2014. For the full show notes and transcript for this episode, visit the website at Overcome Compulsive Hoarding / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/ Questions to ask when dehoarding: https://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/podquestionsTwitter: @ThatHoarderTikTok: @thathoarderoch https://www.tiktok.com/@thathoarderochFacebook: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.facebook.com/Overcome-Compulsive-Hoarding-with-That-Hoarder-104370761703319Pinterest: That Hoarder / https://www.pinterest.com/ThatHoarderYouTube: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxMqB_fGckbGOQZpkl6l9gReddit: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.reddit.com/r/overcomehoarding/Help out: Support this project / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/support-this-project/Healthy Lifestyle Solutions with Maya AcostaAre you ready to upgrade your health to a new level and do so by learning from experts...Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

The DeMaio Report
Is Trump Hoarding Secret Documents?

The DeMaio Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 35:55


Is President Trump hiding secret documents or is the DOJ setting him up?

The Jay Martin Show
Why Are Central Banks Around the World Hoarding Gold? With Andy Schectman

The Jay Martin Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 55:55


Why did the central bank in Switzerland reclassify gold as a tier 1 asset in 2019 and why have central banks around the world been accumulating gold at a rapid pace? Andy Schectman explains the significance of these events and how they tie into the emerging BRICs nations currency that may dethrone decades of U.S. dollar hegemony. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter at https://www.JayMartin.club

City Cast Denver
Is Denver Hoarding Water?

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 19:57


Ever since Denver Water was founded in 1918, the agency has demonstrated enviable foresight, building out a massive infrastructure across 4,000 square miles to ensure Denver's population (and economy) can continue to grow. But now that reservoirs and rivers are drying up across the West, is it time for Denver to share the wealth? Today, Colorado's top water reporter, Luke Runyon of KUNC, joins producer Paul Karolyi to explain where Denver fits into the recent conflict over the Colorado River and offer an outsider's perspective on Denver Water's ambitious growth.  For more from Luke Runyon, you can find all his water reporting for KUNC here.  Paul mentioned his June interview with Denver Water's chief planner Greg Fisher, Denver Water's Gross Reservoir Expansion Project, and the Denver Post's report on mosquito problems in southeast Denver.  Thirsty for more Denver happenings to start your week? Take a big sip from our daily morning newsletter: https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/ Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: Legal Help in Colorado Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Stranger Connections
Duane Cerny - selling dead people's things - the vintage confidential

Stranger Connections

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 31:35


Duane Scott Cerny is a Chicago based author, story teller, recording artist, and comic who performed with Second City! And now . . . he sells dead people's things. Our chat includes many MANY topics, including but in no way limited to: - Accessories for one's donkey - Sexy antiques - "Oh Henry" stories - Hoarding versus being a Pack Rat versus being a Collector - A prank story he has never shared in public previously - The ins and outs of: death, downsizing, divorce, depressionHis books: Vintage Confidential and Selling Dead People's ThingsHe is the co-owner of Chicago's Broadway Antique MarketFind him:Vintage Confidential.comBamChicago.comSellingDeadPeoplesThings.comLinkedIn and Facebook: Duane Scott CernyTwitter: Broadway AntiquesInstagram: Vintage Confidential and You Tube!

Slob Sisters
Being a Youtuber: the Good the Bad and the Ugly

Slob Sisters

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 33:37 Very Popular


Ever wonder what it's REALLY like to be a Youtuber?  Steph opens up about all the great..and not so great things about making a living off making videos.

Digital Islamic Reminder
Having these 3 is better than hoarding Gold & Silver | Jumu'ah Khutbah | Ustadh Mohamad Baajour

Digital Islamic Reminder

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 40:00


Having these 3 is better than hoarding Gold & Silver | Jumu'ah Khutbah | Ustadh Mohamad Baajour

Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with @ThatHoarder

"We all have the same thoughts, there are other moms out there who had all the same types of thoughts that I had. But where people with OCD go a little bit different is that they tend to think that those thoughts are significant somehow. They interpret those thoughts as being significant." For the full show notes and transcript for this episode, visit the website at Overcome Compulsive Hoarding / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/ Jenna on InstagramAll The Hard Things podcasthttps://www.treatmyocd.com/Questions to ask when dehoarding: https://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/podquestionsTwitter: @ThatHoarderTikTok: @thathoarderoch https://www.tiktok.com/@thathoarderochFacebook: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.facebook.com/Overcome-Compulsive-Hoarding-with-That-Hoarder-104370761703319Pinterest: That Hoarder / https://www.pinterest.com/ThatHoarderYouTube: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxMqB_fGckbGOQZpkl6l9gReddit: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.reddit.com/r/overcomehoarding/Help out: Support this project / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/support-this-project/Holistic Life NavigationThis podcast explores how to heal stress & trauma holistically. I am your host, Luis...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Healthy Lifestyle Solutions with Maya AcostaAre you ready to upgrade your health to a new level and do so by learning from experts...Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

Kincaid & Dallas
Hoarding Our Favorite Items

Kincaid & Dallas

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 12:24


Some people collect items and others just hoard them!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Love Your Job Before You Leave It
96. Responsibility Hoarding

Love Your Job Before You Leave It

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 21:49


You might feel the urge to take responsibility for other people's emotions, or even their actions. This comes up, especially when we're not willing to make other people face the consequences of the things they're responsible for. This is responsibility hoarding. But we can't control other people, even when we have the best intentions. So, tune in this week to discover where you're hoarding responsibility, why it's not necessarily helping, and how to stop.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.korilinn.com/96

ADHD Experts Podcast
417- What Is Hoarding vs. ADHD Clutter? Defining Characteristics and Strategies to Help

ADHD Experts Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 61:19 Very Popular


The clutter that accompanies ADHD is often confused with a hoarding disorder. Learn the guidelines for diagnosing hoarding disorder, the link with ADHD, and treatment best practices from Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., and Randy O. Frost, Ph.D.

Kat John is REAL, RAW, RELATABLE
Energy Leaking Or Energy Hoarding?

Kat John is REAL, RAW, RELATABLE

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 14:14


Today's episode is an invitation to look at how you spend your energy. Do you spend it hard and fast? Do you spend more than you have? Do you keep it all to yourself for fear you'll burn yourself out again? I was this close to spending my new and refreshed energy, fast! After returning from Hawaii, swimming in crystal clear oceans, being sun-kissed, no-where to be and not a lot to do, I had recharged myself to maximum capacity. And I felt freakin' great.When I returned home, I felt an old pattern return. The one that spends my energy faster than it took to regain in. This too was a pattern with me and money back in the day. Just when I was about to overstep my own boundary and give another part of me away, I stopped, observed what I was doing and why, and remained in curious observation for some time. As a result, I've maintained the energy the energy I restored whilst away and intend to keep it that way. I hope you enjoy treasures.

The Dr. John Delony Show
My Parents' Hoarding Is Becoming a Health Risk

The Dr. John Delony Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 57:13 Very Popular


Today, we hear from a daughter worried about the health risks of her parents' extreme hoarding, as well as a husband whose wife continues to commit financial infidelity. Then, Delony teaches on some bogus misinformation that's spreading in the media about antidepressants. Lyrics of the Day: "I Want a New Drug" - Huey Lewis & The News Let us know what's going on by leaving a voicemail at 844.693.3291 or visiting johndelony.com/show.  Support Our Sponsors: BetterHelp DreamCloud Churchill Mortgage Resources: Own Your Past, Change Your Future Questions for Humans Conversation Cards Redefining Anxiety Quick Read John's Free Guided Meditation Listen to all The Ramsey Network podcasts anytime, anywhere in our app. Download at: https://apple.co/3eN8jNq These platforms contain content, including information provided by guests, that is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. The content is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional medical, counseling, therapeutic, financial, legal, or other advice. The Lampo Group, LLC d/b/a Ramsey Solutions as well as its affiliates and subsidiaries (including their respective employees, agents and representatives) make no representations or warranties concerning the content and expressly disclaim any and all liability concerning the content including any treatment or action taken by any person following the information offered or provided within or through this show. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified professional expert and specialist. If you are having a health or mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with @ThatHoarder
My experience of hiring a hoarding clearance firm

Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with @ThatHoarder

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 35:59


"So that lack of control over each and every decision was both terrifying and liberating at the same time. I liked somebody taking that out of my hands. And I hated somebody taking that out of my hands."For the full show notes and transcript for this episode, visit the website at Overcome Compulsive Hoarding / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/ Questions to ask when dehoarding: https://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/podquestionsTwitter: @ThatHoarderTikTok: @thathoarderoch https://www.tiktok.com/@thathoarderochFacebook: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.facebook.com/Overcome-Compulsive-Hoarding-with-That-Hoarder-104370761703319Pinterest: That Hoarder / https://www.pinterest.com/ThatHoarderYouTube: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxMqB_fGckbGOQZpkl6l9gReddit: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.reddit.com/r/overcomehoarding/Help out: Support this project / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/support-this-project/Healthy Lifestyle Solutions with Maya AcostaAre you ready to upgrade your health to a new level and do so by learning from experts...Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2906 - The Case Against The Virtue Hoarding Professional Managerial Class w/ Catherine Liu

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 70:13


Special guest host Matt Binder is joined by cultural theorist Catherine Liu to discuss her recent book, “Virtue Hoarders: The Case against the Professional Managerial Class.” First, Matt walks through updates on Libs of Tik Tok's first official ban (from Meta of all places), chicken wing prices reaching a four-year low, and Mike Pence's response to being asked about testifying for the January 6th committee. Then, Catherine Liu joins as she gets right into helping define what the Professional Managerial Class (PMC) is, their role in executing the bosses' orders and managing our social institutions, and how they came to take the mantle of liberal vanguardists, dominating the ideology of the democratic party over their blue-collar counterparts. Next, they parse through the PMC's relationship to, and bolstering of the systems of capitalism, taking the benefits of much more social mobility than the working class and a feeling of superiority to physical laborers for their endorsement of capitalism and its modes of rationality, exploring its development starting at the end of the ‘60s and progressing through the neoliberal era as PMCs moved into suburbs and left the industrial world behind, with public discourse shifting to cultural critiques and allowing them to rest on their laurels above the dirty blue-collar world. Liu and Binder also tackle the growing split between generations of PMC, with the full financialization of college crippling incoming laborers with debt before they can even enter the workforce while the illusion of college-educated superiority remains necessary for the PMC's obsession with status, before wrapping up by walking through the growing striations of the professional classes, the difference between general white-collar workers and professional managers, and whether the PMC can trust socialism's version of a rising tide lifting all boats. And in the Fun Half: Matt Binder is joined by Brandon Sutton as they watch Fox News' highlight package of John Fetterman's best smackdowns on Dr. Oz, as well as Oz's attempt to cover his ass on Newsmax. Matt Gaetz gets hit with the “is a literal pedophile sex trafficker” attack ads, Bill from the Chicago suburbs talks Ukraine and behind-the-scenes negotiations, and Ren from the deep state talks about Trump violating Q's clearance. They also tackle Chaiya Raichik's stochastic terrorism inciting countless death threats against Boston Children's Hospital and Missouri's GOP Senate Majority Leader announcing their focus on the “Trans Issue” (no relation to the Jewish Question, of course), plus, your calls and IMs!  

The Walk
How To Stop Hoarding Food

The Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022


In this video I share with you one of my bad habits: hoarding food, and buying more than I need just because things are on sale. How can I stop hoarding food and other things? I walk an extra mile every week with my patrons and I share some more personal thoughts, projects and plans.Continue reading "How To Stop Hoarding Food" The post How To Stop Hoarding Food appeared first on Father Roderick.

Seek Go Create
Expanding Your Space and Business with Michael Andreacchi

Seek Go Create

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 71:30


They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. This episode tells the story of how one man turned other people's piles of unwanted belongings into a money-making and value-oriented business.  Joining Tim on Seek Go Create is Michael Andreacchi, the CEO and co-founder of Junk King, a well-trusted brand for junk removal services in North America. Join them as they explore leadership qualities, the entrepreneurial mindset, and business expansion. If you are looking to expand your business but have yet to take a leap, make sure you tune in to this episode. 3 Reasons to Listen:Be inspired by Michael's journey toward co-founding a successful junking business. Understand why your customer's perspective is just as valuable as your company's growth curve. Learn when to expand your business and how to choose the right candidates for your franchising networks. ResourcesVisit https://seekgocreate.com/ (seekgocreate.com) for more episodes. https://www.replacements.com/ (Replacements) Get started with your clean-up today. Call Junk King at 1-888-888-5865 or book their service through http://www.junk-king.com (www.junk-king.com) About MichaelMichael Andreacchi is the CEO and co-founder of Junk King, the number 1 rated junk removal service in North America. He is also a husband and the father of two beautiful children. Michael and his team started by running their business out of a garage, but have since grown to over 160 franchised branches. If you'd like to know more about Michael and Junk King, you may call them at 1-888-888-5865. You may also contact them on their https://www.junk-king.com/contact/ (website). Episode Highlights[02:55] A Leader at HeartMichael has been in the junk business for over 17 years. Their service is centered on junk removal, recycling, and repurposing. He's always been a leader, whether at school, in sports or at work. According to Michael, refusing to lose is a vital leadership characteristic. Leadership is a multilevel trait, from CEO to employees. [10:57] ”It's very hard to pinpoint when you're looking for franchisees that you think will be good leaders. We would like franchisees to open territories from where they're from, because of the networking and the relationships that you've already built throughout the community to go into a market.” - https://ctt.ec/ki8Z1 (Click Here To Tweet This)[14:42] Harnessing an Entrepreneurial MindsetHe's had an entrepreneurial mindset even at a young age. Michael took part-time jobs because he wanted money to afford the lifestyle he wanted. He pursued work in the junk business after a little push from his wife. Michael wanted to join the company's franchise system but could not afford it then, so he started his own business. They've grown to have franchisees throughout the nation. Michael is grateful for his wife; she pushed him to be more and continue job-hunting when all he wanted was to minimize his life. [19:58] “I think many times we have to go back and show the appreciation for someone that pushed us a little more to do something that was a little uncomfortable” - https://ctt.ec/dWo0Y (Click Here To Tweet This)[22:33] Addressing Ownership and ConsumerismConsumerism is rampant in America — people own massive amounts of belongings. Hoarding is a product of pursuing only the newest and best items in the market. People pay for storage facilities to keep items with sentimental value and for future-oriented utility. However, these items often end up going unused. [27:00] The Value of Junk Removal ServicesMichael started his business thinking of the revenue he could earn. Back then he was not knowledgeable about the costs of running a business. He saw the potential in the value junk removal services could offer to various customers. There was also little competition. When a customer calls, you want to recognize what they need from you. Michael mentions clients often need Junk King's services because of changes in their lives....

Wall Street Breakfast
WSB's Weekend Bite: Are Companies Hoarding Labor?

Wall Street Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 9:43 Transcription Available Very Popular


This week, Sam Ro, CFA, Founder of TKer newsletter, joins us to discuss labor hoarding, the inflation report, and the infamous meme stock craze. Kim Khan also shares what investors need to watch for next week in regards to the housing market in Catalyst Watch!

Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with @ThatHoarder
Compulsive acquiring and hoarding: how to stop with Dr Jan Eppingstall

Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with @ThatHoarder

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 62:48


"I know that people feel sick with regret when they go out on a binge and come back, they've had that almost dissociative episode where they rushed off to the shops and bought all this stuff and come home and see it all together and have this overwhelming feeling of regret.""Or when all the Amazon boxes arrive and you're just like, 'Oh, what have I done?'"For the full show notes and transcript for this episode, visit the website at Overcome Compulsive Hoarding / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/ Questions to ask when dehoarding: https://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/podquestionsTwitter: @ThatHoarderTikTok: @thathoarderoch https://www.tiktok.com/@thathoarderochFacebook: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.facebook.com/Overcome-Compulsive-Hoarding-with-That-Hoarder-104370761703319Pinterest: That Hoarder / https://www.pinterest.com/ThatHoarderYouTube: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxMqB_fGckbGOQZpkl6l9gReddit: Overcome Compulsive Hoarding with That Hoarder / https://www.reddit.com/r/overcomehoarding/Help out: Support this project / http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/support-this-project/Healthy Lifestyle Solutions with Maya AcostaAre you ready to upgrade your health to a new level and do so by learning from experts...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Queens On A RollThis podcast was created to educate & inspire people about the ably different...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Ultimate Health RadioStart your journey today toward Ultimate Health by checking out Ultimate Health Radio!Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

Rising Up with Sonali
Why Are States Hoarding Welfare Funds From Poor?

Rising Up with Sonali

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022


Amid high inflation and a federal minimum wage stuck at $7.25 an hour for more than a decade, many states are found to be denying benefits to a majority of their welfare applicants.

Brant & Sherri Oddcast
Episode 1614 Want To Get Into Hoarding?

Brant & Sherri Oddcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 13:57


Use Your Gift, Happy Birthday Song, Hated for the Kingdom, Brand of Suitcase, Friendship, Already Junked Up, Silence/Not Absence, Preaching Clock, Breaking Animal News, Affleck/Batman, Read, Real Success, Prayer; Quotes: “Every room has about 3 feet of trash.” “Hold on. Sherri's gonna figure it out.” “Times up, Pastor.” “Boy bands have always been a mystery to me.”

Curiosity Daily
Murdering Murder Hornets, ADHD & Hoarding, Pain Pill Ills

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 13:54 Very Popular


Learn about how Japanese honey bees protect themselves from murder hornets, how a new link has been discovered between ADHD and hoarding disorder, and how your over the counter pain meds, might actually be making your pain worse!Honey avoiding murder.“Key genes enable Japanese honey bees to roast hornets” by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of Americahttps://www.pnas.org/post/journal-club/key-genes-enable-japanese-honey-bees-roast-hornets“Murder Hornets vs. Honeybees: A Swarm of Bees Can Cook Invaders Alive” by Mike Bakerhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/03/us/murder-hornets-asian-giant-hornet-bees.htmlDoes having ADHD mean you're more likely to be a hoarder?“A Curious Link Between Inattention and Hoarding Could Lead to New ADHD Therapies” by Sarah Sloat”https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/adhd-hoarding“Hoarding: People With ADHD are More Likely to Have Problems - New Research” by Sharon Moreinhttps://theconversation.com/hoarding-people-with-adhd-are-more-likely-to-have-problems-new-research-176211Hold the meds.“Anti-inflammatory Medications Raise Risk of Chronic Back Pain in Patients” by Joseph Carizhttps://www.aaas.org/news/anti-inflammatory-medications-raise-risk-chronic-back-pain-patients“Acute inflammatory response via neutrophil activation protects against the development of chronic pain” by Marc Parisien, Lucas V. Lima, Concetta Dagostino, Nehme El-Hachm, Gillian L. Drury, Audrey V. Grant, Jonathan Huising, Vivek Verma, Carolina B. Meloto, Jaqueline R. Silva, Gabrielle G.S. Dutra, Teodora Markova, Hong Dang, Philippe A. Tessier, Gary D. Slade, Andrea G. Nackley, Nader Ghasemlou, Jeffrey S. Mogil, Massimo Allegri, and Luda Diatchenko.https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/scitranslmed.abj9954Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcript here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/murdering-murder-hornets-adhd-hoarding-pain-pill-ills

UNHhhh
HOARDING with Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova

UNHhhh

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 13:53


Shimmy around the piles of old newspapers and dirty laundry, because this week the gals are talking about hoarding. Also known as the compulsive collecting of items for which there is no practical purpose, to the detriment of the living situation of that person... Right?

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
3.7 Fall and Rise of China: Massacre of Zhang Xianzhong

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 71:09 Very Popular


Last time we spoke, the Qing took Beijing and immediately set out a campaign to destroy the nemesis of the Ming and man who had broken them, Li Zicheng. The Qing smashed his Dashun army and caught the bandit leader ending his life. Yet as they did so a new threat emerged, that of the South Ming Regime. A few Ming princes took the Dragon Throne, each bickering with the next until the Qing smashed each one. Last left standing was Emperor Yongli, who promptly fled for his life at every sight of the Qing enemy. With the South Ming regime on the ropes, the Qing began to focus on quelling the hundreds of peasant uprisings against their new state. But the more they suppressed the peasants, the more the peasants fought on even harder. Now we will tell the horrifying tale, of a man who many of the peasants flocked to, and with that I actually think I will give the audience a graphic content warning.   This episode is the holocaust of Zhang Xianzhong   Welcome to the Fall and Rise of China Podcast, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about the history of Asia? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on world war two and much more  so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel where I cover the history of China and Japan from the 19th century until the end of the Pacific War.   Before I start I would just like to make a little acknowledgement. To those listeners who learnt of the man I am about to talk about in the education system of mainland China, I apologize if my take on him does not mirror exactly what you might have learnt. I do not in anyway pretend what I am telling is the facts at all. I read 2 vastly differing accounts of Zhang Xianzhong and I mean vastttttly different. One portrays him as a peasant revolutionary who fought for the rights of the peasant class and was misconstrued later on by the Qing who placed blame upon him for crimes against humanity they performed during the unification period. That account was written by a Chinese historian of the PRC and I will just outright say it, it was written more so for political ideology than history in my opinion. Another source I read was by a renowned Historian of Chinese history and he states that Zhang was undeniably responsible for an unreal amount of crimes against humanity. The truth is probably a gray, I did my best to use both sources anyways on with the show. Ok so way back when many episodes back you might remember the name Zhang Xianzhong. He was basically the rival to Li Zicheng. Li Zicheng and his Dashun army managed to take Beijing, while Zhang Xianzhong and his Daxi army moved further southeast, fortunately for him considering the Qing blew the door open. Zhang Xianzhong's operations at the offset were brutal to say the least, he had a reputation for cruelty. He also acquired some of the best military bandit leaders under his banner. One was named Sun Kewang, a native of Yanchang, and although he had a peasant upbringing, he knew how to read and write which proved very valuable. There was also Li Dingguo who was a tall and sturdy man, kept himself clean at all times and was extremely gifted in leading armies. He ended up being one of Zhang Xianzhong's most trusted commanders who was able to restrain Zhang or his other colleagues when necessary. It is said while others raped and butchered cities after taking them, Li Dingguo prefered to avoid these activities and restrained his men. Then there was Liu Wenxiu and Ai Nengqi, each not as famous as the previous two, but equally were formidable commanders who earned the loyalty of their men.    In the year 1643, Zhang Xianzhong entered a new phase of his career. He had gained valuable experience in both siege and naval warfare, moving beyond commanding just a mere bandit army. He led some 100,000 or so men and was regarded on an equal level to Li Zicheng, the de facto largest bandit army leader. Unlike Li Zicheng however, Zhang was not as successful at building a regime and tending to just pillage and move on. Now the last time we mentioned Zhang Xianzhong he was raping and pillaging Hunan province. He had a bit of a dilemma, he had plans to take Nanjing, the secondary capital of the Ming, but Li Zicheng and the Ming commander Zuo Liangyu made it impossible to get near Nanjing. Zhang's forces though enormous at this point, some estimates indicating possibly half a million were under him, were taking heavy casualties. With so many men, he was concerned primarily with how to feed his army and he began to speak to his commanders. They all spoke to him about “heaven's storehouse”, a name given to Sichuan province. Many of the commanders pointed out the geography of Sichuan and how it would prove a better base of operations against Li Zicheng's Dashun forces. Thus Zhang Xianzhong abandoned Changsha which he had been occupying for some time and moved with his army upon Sichuan province. And here is the horrifying story of what happened to the people of Sichuan.    In 1644 Zhang camped in western Huguang capturing Xianyang and dozens of towns in its vicinity. Rumors spread in Sichuan that Zhang Xianzhong was leading an army 400,000 strong to sweep the province at any moment. The South Ming officials in Sichuan had completely ignored their own defenses. They lacked supplies because of a shortage of funds, corruption was rampant in all levels of government, they bickered amongst another and there were barely any disciplined troops to make much of a stand. As a result Chongqing was left with only 3000 troops to defend it. To make matters worse, like many cities in Sichuan, Chongqing had been infiltrated by bandit spies serving as the “eyes and ears” of Zhang's men.    The defense of Sichuan's capital, Chengdu was commanded by Zeng Ying. Zeng Ying was a large imposing man with a huge mustache, greatly feared by his enemies for his spirit and conviction in battle. Zeng Ying and his Ming general colleagues fought many battles against Zhang's invading forces. Zeng won a significant battle at Zhongzhou killing over 1000 of Zhang's bandits and sinking 100 boats, but overall the Ming were simply outnumbered and out gunned in Sichuan. Over the course of quite a few battles it is estimated the Ming loyalist armies would lose up to 100,000 men. Zhang eventually dislodged Zeng armies from Fuzhou where Zeng was wounded by arrows. Ming fronts began to collapse and Zeng had to withdraw Wangjiang pass, killing many during his retreat. With Zeng gone, Chongqing was open for the taking. Zhang's vanguard was 100,000 strong backed by 200,000 in reserve. He began his attack on Chongqing with probes while he built floating bridges. Zhang was eager to take Chongqinq as by this point in time, he received word that Li Zicheng had captured Beijing, and in Zhang's mind it was only a matter of time before Li Zicheng turned his army upon Sichuan.    Once he had constructed 100 boats his men sailed force with great yellow banners proclaiming dengqing Chuan yue” “quelling the disturbances in sichuan”. As told by  Historian James Parsons “the rebels converged on Chongqing from 2 directions: 1 force continued the advance up the Yangtze, and another, under Zhang's personal command went overlord and approached the city from the west. The magistrate of Chongqing, Chen Shiqi, was undoubtedly demoralized by the fall of Beijing to Li Zicheng and the suicide of the Chongzhen empror. He made no attempt to defend the approaches to the city, apparently because he was afraid that his troops would flee if he allowed them outside the city walls. Thus, in July 1644, Chongqing was completely surrounded. The outcome of the content was apparent, for Zhangs forces outnumbered the defenders, and he had by now acquired great skill in attacking walled towns. But fighting continued for several days with both sides using cannon as well as the more conventional, and probably more effective, bows and arrows. Finally the rebels succeeded in digging a large hole in the wall and filling it with gunpowder, which was exploded by a means of a fire arrow. Thus they were able to gain entrance to the city and all resistance was overcome on July 25, 1644”.    As the walls fell, the invaders swarme in like ants and the Ming defenders tried to repel them leading to blood street fighting, but all were cut down. The magistrate and commander of the defenses of Chongqing, Chen Shiqi was captured by Zhang who offered him the opportunity to surrender and join him. Chen spat “if a petty little official of the seventh grade doesn't fear death, how can I, who am still a court official of the second grade and a high frontier minister, submit to you a bandit?”. Zhang in fury tortured Chen before having him publically flayed. In the words of the Jesuit priest Gabriel de Magalhaens who heard the story secondhand “they begin the butchery with the toes until they complete it at the top of the head, cutting off small pieces of flesh, some smaller and some larger depending on the orders of the tyrant, which ranged ordinarily from 300, 500, 1000 and 10,000 pieces, a butchery so inhumane, prolonged from sunrise to sunset on one man”. The bloodbath of Chongqing is one of the most infamous moments of Zhang's rather dark career. Zhang began taunting Prince Rui asking if he was fiercer than Li Zicheng before telling him that heaven gave him a message in the form of lightning that he had to kill him an thus he executed him. Then it is said he ordered all the defenders of the city, 37,000 soldiers to have their sword arms severed off, though those who submitted peacefully “merely” had their ears, noses or hands cut off. Some accounts state Zhang severed the left arms of the women in the city so that couples would be matched sets, wow. Tales of people being strung up to walls and trees and used as target practice are told, countless thousand were butchered filling the rivers with blood.  Its hard to gauge what's exaggeration or not in these tales, but one thing is for sure, Zhang killed a significant amount of people for both strategic and psychological purposes. As seen countless time in history, engaging in one great atrocity might well convince others to submit without fighting, thus preserving resources and allowing someone like Zhang to capture cities intact further down the road. But in the case of Zhang, this behavior seems to persist and more and more massacres will occur. It should be noted that Li Dingguo and Sun Kewang were said to try and curb Zhang's murderous side when possible.    After Chongqing, Zhang's forces fanned out and attacked the localities, and in a short time 47 districts and prefectures fell to his men. Many independent bandit groups such as the Yao-Huang bandits would come to join his forces bolstering him by another 50,000 men. Then Zhang set his eyes upon Chengdu which he thought would make a perfect capital for his new regime. At Chengdu Prince Shu made the same mistake as his cousin, Prince Rui at Chongqing, he sat upon his treasure rather than spend it to bolster the cities defenses. The city's defenses were organized by Liu Jiachong and Yang Zhang who raised a force no larger than 10,000. They dug moats, repaired walls and trained the troops as best they could.    Zhang's troops approached Chengdu from 3 directions. At this point, the official Shen Yunzuo, fed up with the greed and incompetence of Prince Shu, gave up trying to press the prince for funds and raised a funds from other officials instead acquiring enough to hire a mercenary force of 2000 troops. They would not make much of a difference. As with Chongqing, Zhang first offered the city a chance to submit sending envoys ahead, but the envoys were executed. Li Dingguo pushed Zhang to slip some spies into the city to learn of its defenses which proved very useful. Zhang's army hit the city from all 4 sides on the first day. The initial assault of ladders was repulsed by the commander Liu Zhibo. Soon Zhang's men set to the old strategy of finding weak points along the walls and setting sappers in to use gunpowder to blow them up. Always reminds me of the Scene in Peter Jackson's LOTR two towers, sorry had to say it. As the charges went off , several parts of the walls collapsed and the bandit soldiers clambered through the breaches. The Prince of Shu tried to escape but failed, so he drowned himself in an old well when he heard the rebels had entered the city.  It is alleged Zhang Xianzhong began to systematically massacre the population of Chengdu for 3 days, though the numbers are disputed. Reports of bodies being tossed into the river or left on the streets to rot made for a horrific scene. But a lot of accounts also state that after the 3 days some sort of order was established. Some scholars argue Zhang's generals began to protest all the killing, such as Sun Kewang who said to Zhang “My king has fought battles for over a decade and has repeatedly slaughtered without acquiring an inch of territory to defend. Your generals and soldiers can no longer follow this way of thinking. Now we'd risk ten thousand deaths to see the completion of our king's enterprise. But if you kill the masses, who will be left to implement your plans? I beg my king to put up your sword and spare the common people from death.”. Eventually the other generals  joined in to convince Zhang to make Chengdu his new capital and stop killing its populace. Soon Zhang proclaimed himself emperor Da Shun. This of course was ironically the same title as Li Zicheng who was of course his former rival. His kingdom was called “Da Xiguo” the great western kingdom and Chengdu was renamed Xijing “western capital”.    Zhang then appointed special titles for his 4 adopted sons as he called them. Sun Kewang was made “pingdong Jiangjun” generalissimo who pacifies the east in charge of conquering Shandong, Liaodong, the coast and Korea.  Li Dinggou was generalissimo of the west in charge of conquering western Sichuan and Tibet. Liu Wenxiu was generalissimo of the south in charge of conquering Guizhou, Yunnan, Burma, Thailand and Southeast Asia. Last was Ai Nengqi generalissimo of the north in charge of conquering all northern provinces and Mongolia. Pretty ridiculous tasks, but the more you learn of Zhang Xianzhong, who might I add talked to himself in third person, heard and saw things no one else could, well it makes more sense. Zhang restricted his entire military into 120 camps and appointed countless commanders with 5 chief military commissions similar to the Ming Dynasty military structure. His force is loosely estimated to have grown at this point to 600,000 to a possible million strong. With such incredibly high numbers of mouths, a ton of feeding was required and this is the crux of a horrid story. Zhang soon had to form an intensively strict government designed specifically to maximize resource acquisition and find any semblance of sedition. Districts were organized into units which were expected to inform Zhang's authorities if there was any seditious talk or activity, failure to do so could result in execution of that person and or their entire families.  Light punishments could be a good old flogging, for example if you enter the wrong door or face the wrong direction during certain events. Then if you were caught lets say hoarding anything, well you could expect a ear, nose, a hand or foot cut off, so a more moderate punishment? If you did something a bit worse than that, there was decapitation, even worse crimes met with slower deaths, dismemberment for example. If you did something really bad, Zhang's favorite was to flay someone alive.  It is said the outer walls of Zhang's palace were decorated with flayed skins of offenders and piles of severed body parts, divided by type amassed in front of his residence…remember that last part because oh boy it comes around later.    Zhang had secret police everywhere, strict curfews were enforced, people required travel passes and if anyone was caught messing about it was a quick execution. The populace could be arrested and questioned for anything. It is alleged from the year 1644 to 1647 the land of Sichuan was drenched in blood. Yet despite the horror, Zhang apparently had plans for a peaceful administration of Sichuan. Seals of office were used, government organs operated all the while the citizens were threatened with death if they fled or resisted. Zhang set his army to work, hunting any Ming royal family members or supporters who were to be brought back to Chengdu, for some gruesome endings I imagine. His army fanned out into the countryside scouring for resources, anything that could be eaten or traded for food. It was reported that all cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs and even rats if it's to be believed were scavenged by his armies. Commoners were forbidden to hoard livestock or valuables and you can imagine how many would die as a result. It is alleged that Zhang “deemed a day without killing a wasted day” and he began to refer to himself as “heaven's executioner” claiming he had a divine mission to kill. Now I want to make another point like I did at the beginning of this episode. Modern Chinese historians stress the positive aspects of Zhang's regim, after all if you read between the lines you see how he was redistributed wealth and …well…for the most part the higher classes were the ones being squeezed the most, cause the peasants could only offer so much. There were many aspects of his government that seemed like they worked, surely everyone was kept in line. Zhang was extremely paranoid, we are talking Stalin levels here, he tried to control everything. His army was enormous and their tasks were even larger than them, this required an incredible amount of resources, which shows an incredible amount of capability…however it was done in quite a horrifying and irresponsible way. Regardless many of these modern Chinese scholars argue the merit for Zhang's promotion of the peasant class, one could see great revolutionary here. But their arguments are laid out with endless excuses for what is a known fact, one of the most insane death tolls imaginable for the people of Sichuan. They say, it was the Qing invaders who eventually show up, other bandit groups, climate problems and drought, which might I add is true, the climate at this time is responsible for unbelievable famine and death. But why do we face so many sources telling of unbelievable atrocities performed by a man, who quite frantically is seen to be the harbinger of doom. Anyways I wanted to give some of their side in this, cause from here on, its going to heavily skew to the anti-Zhang side. A Jesuit priest who was with Zhang had this to say of his early reign and I find it a bit revealing “His wisdom and perceptiveness are vast and exceed that of most people. He is certainly capable of governing a state.” “He began to govern at first with such liberality, justice, and greatness that all were taken by him; however, this benignity did not endure, because little by little he began taking off his human disguise and showing his ugly countenance of cruelty.” “So immense was this man's ferociousness that from the beginning of the world right up to the present day there has never existed a tyrant so wild and so inhuman.”.   Zhang made claims to those around him that he could see entities, ghosts or spirits if you were, because of his capacity as the Son of Heaven. At times these entities or better said heavenly spirits told him to commit slaughter. He would also go on to say the people he killed sometimes came back to speak to him and in his frustration he could not kill the entities.     After only a month of establishing his new Kingdom, matters began to spiral out of control. This would lead to 2 years which would go down in the annals of Chinese history as some of the bloodiest and in Sichuan, Zhang would earn the moniker “the butcher”.  Between 1646 and 1649, Sichuan which some called “heaven's storehouse” would become a charnel house. Zhang's forces lashed out all over Sichuan hunting anyone down who did not hand over food, funds or anything else necessary for the regime. Anyone who tried to flee Zhang proclaimed “would be regarded as a rebel in the eyes of the law”. He proclaimed to the countryside that he would punish bad officials and reassess land taxation for the peasants which did swing some of the peasants to him. Despite his best efforts to fleece the rich, there was such general chaos that tax collection or the conduct of official business was in quite disarray. Despite all of this his forces for at least the first month of the regime remained quite disciplined and many prohibitions were in place to stop looting, rape and pillage. But many  historians argue this was the work of his subordinates trying to build local level support and not so much Zhang himself.    Four different regimes were competing for Sichuan, Zhang's regime, Li Zichengs Dashun kingdom based at Xi'an, the Qing regime in Beijing and the Hongguang South Ming Regime in Nanjing. Zhang's northern forces managed to repel Li Zicheng's incursions on multiple occasions, the Qing were not yet this far south, but the South Ming regime remained a constant thorn. The South Ming loyalists were fighting back tooth and nail against the Zhang's Da Xi army on all frontiers. The Ming loyalist commander Yang Zhan soon established a base of operations in southern Sichuan. He inspired the locals to help resist Zhang Xianzhong's regime and harassed multiple cities under Zhang's control. Southern Sichuan soon became a hotbed for resistance against Zhang's rule furthering others to do the same. Another fire was the Ming commander Zeng Ying who also began raising forces in resistance and reclaiming some lost territory. Zeng Ying managed to recapture Chongqing and greatly bolstered its strength. To add to this injury, other bandit groups such as the Yao-Huang bandits within Sichuan began to rebel against Zhang in retaliation for his massacres upon the people. Some estimates suggest the Yao-Huang bandits numbers in Sichuan could had been up to 100,000, so this was no minor issue. Soon Xuzhou fell to the Ming loyalists and the more Zhang lost the more furious he became and unhinged. He soon sent his commanders with orders to indiscriminately kill, which was not a popular policy for them. Zhang had local militias rising up against him, Ming loyalist armies and soon the Qing would descend upon Sichuan.   On March 8th of 1645 he suddenly began multiple campaigns in all directions as Zhang declared his intention to recover vast lost territory. His 4 great generals went off in their respective directions. Liu Wenxiu was sent to pacify Chongqing, Sun Kewang and Ma Yuanli were sent into the north and Ai Nengqi was sent into the south.  It is said by the time their eradication campaigns had finished ““One could travel for a thousand li and see only red earth and in ten thousand homes there was no smoke [from cooking fires]. Travelers encountered no one living in Shu; there was land but no people, and the environment made it hard to stay there.”  Ai Nengqi won a few battles in the vicinity of Yazhou, driving the Ming forces further south, but it was only temporary as they kept coming right back recapturing lost territory. Its said half the residents of Yazhou died at the hands of Ai Nengqi's army before the Ming retook the city.  Liu Wenxiu with a force of 30,000 men hit Chongqing by land and water, but Zeng Ying sent 2 riverine units and land forces pincer attacking Liu's main force at Duogongcheng and smashed his army, apparently 3000 of Liu's men would survive. Zeng Ying was promoted vice commander and made an earl of Jinpingkou by Prince Fu for the great victory and his forces allegedly grew to 100,000. This was the first major defeat for Zhang Xianzhong in Sichuan. Xuzhou was captured soon by other Ming loyalists, taking the lives of 2000 Daxi soldiers. One of Zhangs commanders, Feng Shuangli retook Xuzhou only to lose it again to Yang Zhan who burnt Feng's boats not allowing him to retreat and killing most of his forces. Yang Zhan would follow this up by ambushing a force led by Zhang XianZhong's younger brother, capturing tons of men, money and supplies. With the booty in hand he soon hired 8000 more mercenaries and many spies to send into Zhang's armies to cause mayhem. Even Buddhist monasteries began joining the resistance against Zhang in Sichuan.     Zhang was livid at the reports and sent more and more forces out to kill indiscriminately. Zhang began to form repeated conferences with his advisers and noted that Chongqing needed to be rid of the Ming so that Zhang could refocus his attention upon the Dashun army in the north and the Qing even further north of them. By this point Zhang only really controlled an area of 30 miles around Chengdu. As he faced more and more defeats, his fury grew and massacres mounted. Corpses piled outside the offices of the Ministry of War as Zhang vented his rage. He began to purge his eunuch cohort, killing 280 out of a possible 300, possibly because he suspected them of being spies for his enemies. The courtyards and grassy areas around the palace were said to be stained with blood and the stench of rotting flesh. Official appointments became death sentences.   By the time Zhang's armies had finished their campaigns which can be better described as eradication campaigns all he had really done was create more and more resistance. As his enemies multiplied so did his paranoia. This is where you find a ton of sources talking about Zhang seeing and hearing things. In the early part of 1645 it is said he was seeing headless ghosts stalking the halls of his palace, he claimed at one point to one of his advisers that one of the ghosts stole food from his plate…perhaps a starving servant? He complained that he kept hearing the cries of those flayed outside his halls at night. It was around this time where Zhang became fixated with what he called his divine mission to slaughter. He claimed to receive directions from a “tianshu” “divine book” that only he could read and understand. He would rant “There are too many commoners in China, and their wickedness is unchecked. Therefore the Lord of Heaven has sent old Zhang to the world to kill people. . . . I want to fulfill the charge of Heaven, so my plan is to kill all the evil people in China.”. He told the populace of Sichuan to cleanse themselves lest he be forced to do it for them “His majesty is truly acting on behalf of Heaven. All of you, officials and commoners alike, must wash your hearts and cleanse your thoughts in order to avoid Heaven's wrath.”. It was after stating this to the Sichuan populace that we get that famous line he told his subordinate Wang Zhaolin about how “if a day went by and he did not kill somebody, then he was really unhappy”. How much of this is real and what is exaggerated or blemishing of character I leave up to you, but man does it make for a hell of a story.    It's frowned upon to give psychology diagnosis for people too far back in history who we cant really know how they were like, secondary sources and all. Even myself with a degree in neuroscience, not sure if I ever mentioned that hear on the podcast, bit bizarre to hear, my first degree is neuroscience and my second is in history, don't ask long story there. Anyways Zhang's condition based on these sources indicates he was at minimum suffering from paranoid delusions if not full blown schizophrenia. His apparent delight in the torture and murder of so many also indicats typical behaviors of anti-social personality disorder aka psychopathy.    Another account form the Portuguese Jesuit Gabriel De Magalhaens tells us “It seems that he ate and drank with greater gusto when people were being skinned alive or being cut up into pieces in his presence and at the same time that the pieces of human flesh were being cut off and dropping to the ground, he would be cutting up and eating the meat on his plate. And while the blood dripped, he drank his wine.”Things got so bad in Chengdu that Li Dingguo and Sun Kewang complained the capital had become a cemetery.    Things got much worse when Zhang began the practice of having soldiers submit severed body parts for rewards and promotions. Apparently Zhang was enticed by this practice because of a subordinate under Sun Kewang who showed up with 1700 hands to show his work. Chengdu became a scene of horror as shipments of hands, ears, and noses started coming in and piling up around the city. As one could imagine, with so many body parts came scavengers and soon the city became filled with scavengers such as wolves, leopards and tigers.    Now a lot of modern scholars point at Zhang's insanity leading to the desolation of Sichuan, but there is also another aspect I have mentioned. Zhang had an enormous army that required an enormous amount of food. Zhang was estimated to have a force of 600,000 to a possible million which required nearly twice what all of Sichuan's annual crop yields could manage. As the old saying goes, killing the chicken to get the eggs led to disaster. Zhang's men might have killed many on their own accord simply to acquire food and yes if you were wondering there were widespread reports of cannibalism.  As seen with so many tyrants throughout history, the policy of killing to overawe reached a breaking point. Local bandits, Ming Loyalists and commoners were resisting all over in greater numbers. Da Xi soldiers and officials alike were being killed wherever they went. Zhang's armies would systematically come to places, “pacify” them and as soon as they left the areas were in the words of Li Dingguo “as soon as we leave these righteous armies spring up. The officials we appoint are killed one by one and after 3 or 4 months they are all dead. If the previous dynasty had not tried to do this to us, we never would have survived. So we must prioritize protecting the people”. What could make matters worse for Zhang you might imagine, how about the new enemy finally reaching the scene, the Qing. The Qing finally managed to kill Li Zicheng and his Dashun army, well most of them defected to the Ming loyalists. At the same time the Qing also defeated Zuo Liangyu who would defect to them. Zuo Liangyu's defection bolstered the Qing with 100,000 troops, 40,000 boats and soon Henan, Huguang and Jiangxi were looking like easy grabs for them. Yet in order to take these places it was viewed that Sichuan required pacification as Zhang Xianzhong was a major menace with his giant army.    In 1645 the Dorgon sent emissaries to persuade Zhang Xianzhong to surrender proclaiming “everything Zhang Xianzhong's army had done during the Ming Dynasty was over, let bygones be bygones”. Provided Zhang Xianzhong and his army surrender, he would be appointed an official and his children would enjoy honor and wealth within the Qing dynasty. Well Zhang Xianzong chose to adopt a wait and see attitude, not surrendering, to no surprise the Qing were not too happy. Sun Kewang and some other generals began to complain to Zhang that the massacres of the population were creating more enemies and pushing them into the arms of the Ming and Qing. Zhang retorted simply that those who resisted must be slaughtered.    In the beginning of 1646 the Qing sent an expedition against Zhang Xianzhong, but it never reached Sichuan as it got held up by various Ming loyalist armies along the way. Then the Qing sent a 2nd expedition led by the Prince of Suqin, Haoge and Wu Sangui to march south and attack the Daxi army in Sichuan.    Now as bad as Zhang has been to the people of Sichuan thus far, it was at this point with the Qing coming to his doorstep where Zhang performed some of the most horrible atrocities against the people of Sichuan. Our portuguese man on the ground, Magalhaen claimed that Zhang's hatred for the people of Sichuan stemmed from his belief that their perfidy had undermined his campaign in Hanzhong the previous year. For whatever reason, Zhang resolved to kill all Sichuanese people. Specifics are hard to gauge, but it is estimated Zhang would kill 140,000 people in only 4 days. Just to showcase again the character that was Zhang during his regime in Sichuan, here is a little story.   Zhang was known for his cruelty and horribly stories are attributed to him, such as Shu Bi's story about Zhang's “heavenly-candles”. The story goes that Zhang got sick and vowed that if he recovered from his illness he would offer 2 heavenly candles as a sacrifice. No one understood what he meant at the time, but when he recovered, he ordered the small bound feet of many women to be cut off and placed in 2 large piles. The feet of one of his favorite concubines were unusually small and he had them served and placed at the very top of each large pile. Oil was poured on the piles and they were ignited fulfilling his vow to offer 2 heavenly candles. Have to say I've read some gruesome things but this one was particularly gross. According to Shu Bi Well that was just 1 story, during Zhang's rule in Sichuan, now let us talk about how he quote “engaged in one of the most hair-raising genocides in imperial history”.    When word came that the Qing were sending an army against him in Sichuan, Zhang ordered the massacre of all Sichuanese people. Zhang had people skinned alive, with their bodies stuffed with straw and sent ahead to their home villages to spread terror.  People were killed for the slightest offenses, like not cutting weeds in their courtyards or miscopying characters in official documents. Some people were simply pulled off the streets and executed for allegedly using seditious words like “defeat” in public. Magalheans wrote this of the decaying situation “There was no exchange among friends, no one visited anyone; even though they were relatives there could be no conversation between two men under pain of being skinned alive immediately. When doors were shut for the night, so were mouths. If a door was left open or a fire kindled in one's house, if one word were spoken, punishment was swift, not just for the culprit, but for those living in the ten neighboring houses on both sides of the guilty one's house. Parents accused children and children their parents, and those who did this were highly praised by the Tyrant. If a large group of people were talking together even though there were the mandarins living in the royal palace, spies would immediately arrive on the scene, if they weren't already there, and ask what was being discussed. This caused such horror and fear that these men no longer resembled living men but mute statues and portraits of death itself.”.   People were killed indiscriminately if seen outside their homes after dark. Women were being raped enmasse. If you had a lock on any of your doors, you died, if a Dr failed to cure any of Zhang's official, they died, if you failed to show travel papers you died, you get the picture. At one point someone lit a literary temple on fire and Zhang took this as an omen that he must kill all scholars in Chengdu…..cause of course. When Sun Kewang heard the order to kill all scholars he said “The intellectuals are scattered all over. How can we kill them all?”. Well here is a story of how Zhang figured out how to solve that problem.    During 1 incident it is said he organized an imperial examination at the Qingyang Daoist Temple under the guise he was recruiting scholars for his regime's new administration, only to have the an estimated 5 to 23 thousand candidates butchered. Apparently they entered through the east gate of the temple and were “processed” out of the west gate. Bodies were tossed into the nearby river and their exam writings were “piled up like a mountain in front of the temple”. Zhang followed this up by inviting Buddhist monks for ordination ceremonies at temples only to kill them. People were tied to horses to be torn apart at the blast of a cannon. Zhang men went into the countryside to purge and at Qiongzhou alone, Liu Wenxiu reportedly killed 10,000 refugees and 1000 Buddhist and Daoist monks. It was said that for 50 miles around Qiongzhou “the plains were awash with flesh and blood”. Another incident alleged Zhang killed 4975 out of his 5000 corut eunuchs because 1 of them used his given name at a banquet, that one I have a hard time believing, but these are the stories I read.   On january 8th of 1646 Zhang held a military conference and said that the massacre of the entire populace of Chengdu would commence the very next day “not a single person will be spared”. Accounts say the river of Chengdu was crimson red with blood and rose several feet up on the city walls. It got so bad, Zhang had to order his men to go in boats downriver from Chengdu to unclog it and the smell of decaying flesh filled the air for miles, imagine doing that job. Sun Kewang wrote of the massacres “This truncates our wishes. After all weren't our years of rebellion on behalf of the peasants? Now we're roaming back east and for what? If our fatherly king acts like this, then he's really not pondering things deeply. Our fatherly king should regard the peasants of Sichuan like his head, like the trunk of looting heaven's storehouse his body. Now if you've already cut off your hands and feet, how can the head survive? What kind of state has a king without subjects? Is this not only a king in name?”. After a couple of days of massacre, Zhang summoned all his court ministers, separating the Sichuanese from the rest and executed the Sichuanese ones. Chengdu was virtually empty by the end of the year and Zhang's armies fanned out into the countryside. All the while he proclaimed his forces were preparing to face against the Qing. Some have made comparisons to this moment to that of Hitler pursuing the holocaust while neglecting his military aims during the last years of WW2. Zhang was fixated on the extermination of the people of Sichuan over all other goals it seems. Some accounts go as far as to claim Zhang had fetuses ripped out of the womb and children rounded up for systematic executions. Mountains of hands and feet piled up outside Zhang's palace in Chengdu “like Mount Fenghuang”. Zhang is said to have been seen stalking his palace at night with his sword trying to kill ghosts. Zhang told advisors he was seeing disembodied hands stealing food from his plates, headless females playing instruments in rooms and all the while he heard the cries of the dead. Zhang began to believe Chengdu itself was haunted and had all his highest ranking officials flogged to break the curse.    Zhang had begun a new military program where his soldiers could be promoted based on how many limbs they brought to him. Feet, hands, heads, ears and noses were stacked in separate piles and Zhang would supposedly gather the severed heads together for banquets. Promotions and ranks for his soldiers were based on the number submitted. 200 pairs of hands and feet got a rank of squad commander, 1700 pairs could get you promoted from vice commander to commander. If 1 soldier killed hundreds in a single day, he could be promoted to supreme commander. According to Shun records for 4 months in 1646 alone, Sun Kewang, Liu Wenxiu, Ai Nengqi and Li Dingguo each killed around 10 million people, an exaggeration of course. Records state they razed up to 8 towns a day seeking grisly trophies. Anyone above the age of 3 was said to be subject to attack. Zhang would even kill disloyal soldiers, and it is said “that the trail of corpses extended for seventy li north and south of Chengdu and the “lands ran red with blood and bones piled up like mountains.”.    Jesuits in Sichuan claim that Zhang left the city in the summer of 1646 for a military campaign and spent 40 days on a killing spree in the countryside before returning to Chengdu and killing 25 out of 30 of his high officials, including his minister of war. Civilians were rounded up and killed in the central park in Chengdu. Children were cut to pieces, and officials were flogged without reason. Zhang then ordered his soldiers to kill their own wives and daughters so they would be less encumbered by them in the upcoming campaign. To set an example he killed 23 of his 300 serving maids and concubines. People were killed for drinking tea, soldiers were flayed for trying to flee, mandarins were killed for sleeping at a banquet, and more servants were killed for smoking tobacco. Hoarding a single tael meant decapitation, hoarding ten meant death by flaying. Some were even cut open and their skin stretched to resemble bird's wings.    The modern Chinese scholar Zheng Guanglu estimates that from 1.8 to 2 million people died in Sichuan between 1644 to 1645 out of a total population of around 3 to 3.6 million. He concluded that 1 million died as a result of direct military operation and the rest died from starvation, disease, marauding wildlife eeeek, and other factors. 40-50% of the Sichuanese population had been killed in just a few short years. Sichuan would see up to 75% of its population decline from death and people fleeing. It was a combination of the massacres and also drought and famine that led to the flight. This by the way occurred before and after Zhang, many Chinese scholars argue it may have been the Qing armies who performed many of the atrocities that may have been attributed to Zhang. For example in Chengdu a stele (stone carving) known as the Seven kill stele holds the inscription “Heaven brings forth innumerable things to nurture man. Man has nothing good with which to recompense Heaven. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill.” In the summer of 1646, Zhang was receiving word of the military situation from Li Dingguo and Sun Kewang that both the Ming loyalists and the Qing were making significant inroads. Zhang had spent too much time and effort on his insane butchering of the people and not enough against the Ming loyalists. The Ming loyalists controlled south and east Sichuan now, the most fertile and productive areas. They drained Zhang's resources and drew the attention of the Qing towards Sichuan. They also controlled Chongqing which was the transport hub of the province especially by river.    Zhang gathered his officials and proclaimed “I've been in Sichuan for two years, but the Sichuanese haven't accepted my kindness, nor do they dread my awesomeness. The more I pacify, the more they rebel. As I consider what I can do, I've decided to abandon Sichuan and go to Shaanxi [lit. leave Shu for Qin] so I can take Chang'an [Xi'an] and use it as a springboard for recovering the central plain. This was my base of origins before, and my generals and soldiers are all folk of Qin. I can rely on Qin as the place to strengthen my troops and war horses. So my master plan is to return to Shaanxi and then follow the river south into Huguang and then come back into Sichuan.”. Sun Kewang argued they should not so easily abandon Sichuan and that they should begin extending relief to its people, in his words “replace killing with kindness”. With that perhaps they could restore a new government, to throw away all they had done in Sichuan would be such a waste. Li Dingguo concurred with his colleague and this forced Zhang to think a bit more on his decision. However in the end Zhang concluded he would follow through with what he proclaimed.  Thus Zhang prepared a sortie, spending months gathering all the treasure he could find or loot from all around stored on boats. He then ordered Chengdu burnt to the ground, which also allegedly took months. Zhang began to send out boats filled up with treasure and sent his 600,000 strong army forth by land and river southeast. Zhang made a rather bizarre strategic error and decided to attack Yang Zhang and seize his controlled territory, despite being hampered by his treasure and massive numbers of refugees.    Well Yang Zhan who had countless spies amongst Zhang's forces found out about Zhangs plan and ambushed him by land and river at Jiangkou near Pengshan. Yang managed to cut Zhangs fleet off from the shore and set fires to his boats. The battle almost immediately turned into a rout with most of Zhang's navy being sunk to the bottom of the river. It is said Yang Zhan would spend months salvaging tens of thousands of taels worth of treasure and supplies from the bottom of the river. Yang would use all of his new found funds to pay his own army and help refugees in southern Sichuan. Yang pursued Zhangs forces all the way to Hanzhou, but upon seeing the scene of rotting corpses everywhere he apparently turned back in horror, who can blame him. Zhang then attempted to take back Chongqing but was defeated by Zeng Ying yet again. It was around this time, Zhang's commanders began to lose the stomach for his campaigning and many deserted. This also prompted as you can imagine, Zhang to kill those who seemed to be faltering. He had 13,000 of his followers executed and apparently Liu Wenxiu captured 6000 soldiers trying to desert and flayed them alive.    Zhangs Da Xi army moved east, but he left many subordinate commanders to garrison key locals, but most were defeated by Ming loyalist armies. Zhang's army was so large and difficult to feed that he soon feared illness would spread amongst them and apparently he ordered his 4 great generals to kill anyone who looked sick. Allegedly this would see 4000 of his men butchered by their own commanders. Zhang reached Shunqing and besieged the city for 3 days before Zhang's cannons broke its walls and he burnt the city to the ground killing an estimated 100,000 people inside. When his army continued to march on, he sent forces into the mountains and forests to forage for food and any who came back without a required quota of food each day were executed.    Zhang then made his way to Mount Fenghuang located outside the city of Xichong. He attacked a fortified mountain stockade which was garrisoned by 2000 troops. Once he took the mountain he began to construct defensive works and built boats to try and head southeast on Haguang. But then his massive army ran out of food and he sent them fanning out to plunder, starting a wide array of massacres. It is at this point we get a lot of accounts of cannibalism amongst the troops. It is alleged Zhang had more visions telling him to kill more people and that at some points he was killing 10 to 20 thousand per day, beginning with Sichuanese, but soon people from Huguang and then Shaanxi. Supposedly he is said to have killed half of his own men in under 2 months, which has to be exaggerated. It is reported some of his advisers would often find Zhang talking to himself saying things like “Heaven has instructed me to kill. I dare not avoid killing.”.   Around the time Zhang and his army occupied Xizhou, Emperor Yongli took the throne at Zhaoqing and Emperor Shaowu at Guangzhou. Thus the Qing had plenty of work on their hands with the south east and soon appointed Prince Haoge to focus his attention on defeating Zhang Xianzhong.    Prince Haoge soon captured Xi'an and continued to march south into Sichuan. The Qing began proclaiming to all the areas the occupied that no one was to be killed and that they would protect them. As you can imagine many of the populace fled into the arms of the Qing immediately. One of Zhang's commanders Liu Jinzhong had an army of mostly Sichuanese who for understandable reasons did not want to butcher Sichuanese people and he decided to defect to the Qing, most likely fearing for his life. Liu Jinzhong fled north and met with Prince Haoge telling him the exact location of Zhang. Liu told him “to save the people from fire and water” and that he would guide Prince Haoge and his men to Zhang personally. Thus Prince Haoge and Liu's armies marched together into northern Sichuan finding roads strewn with bones. This prompted Prine Haoge to ask Liu if all of Sichuan was like this and Liu sighed and replied “For years Sichuan has endured the local bandits Yao and Huang and been trampled underfoot and since been subjected to the massacres of my old lord Xianzhong.”. Haoge replied “As soon as we encounter Huang, Yao, and the Zhang bandits, we must extinguish them immediately so as to alleviate the people's suffering.”. In early January of 1647, Prince Haoge was led by Liu to Mount Fenghuang and Prince Haoege sent his most elite bannermen as a vanguard to find Zhang Xianzhong.  Zhang got word of the incoming Qing force  and initially disbelieved his own scouts, in fact he killed them. He then exclaimed “The Awe of the Eighth Great King encompasses the realm and my name resounds over the Four Seas. Who comes here to die? I will personally go forth to greet them.”. Then Zhang emerged from his tent, grabbed a spear, mounted his horse and went to investigate with only 10 men. They reached the Taiyang Creek and saw enemy troops on the other side of the creek. As Zhang galloped into view, Liu allegedly pointed him out to he Qing force, prompting a Qing archer to shoot Zhang through his torso with a single arrow killing him. Prince Haoge recovered the body and decapitated it, cut him up and burned all the pieces on the spot. It is alleged when they cut Zhang's body open he had a heart that was as black as ink and that he had no liver. Stories told of strange thorns growing in the spot of Zhang Xianzhongs deaths and that a black tiger guarded his gravesite. OhhhhhHHhhHHH.    One of Zhang's men fled back to the army camp, relating what had happened. Upon hearing of Zhang's death, Zhang's surviving commanders immediately served under Sun Kewang who became the de-facto leader. They attacked Chongqing and managed to take this city this time and killed Zeng Ying. It seems Zeng Ying had finally made a tactical error and underestimated their force going out to fight them in the field and lost. Sun Kewang did not stay long in Chongqing, fearing the Qing pursuit and fled south taking Qijiang where Sun Kewang attempted to reorganize the Da Xi army and resurrect some form of government. They then marched on Zunyi and it is here, the former bandit army of Zhang Xianzhong had a change of heart. They began to join forces with the Ming loyalists, moving even further south to Guizhou. The Qing for their part had to abandon the pursuit rather quite owing to lack of supplies as Sichuan was a barren wasteland. They soon pulled up to Baoning where they butchered 10,000 of Zhang's former men.   Meanwhile the hardship of Sichuan would go on for many years. Famine was rampant in Sichuan as a result of Zhang's chaos. It was said “women of good families offered their bodies in exchange for food but could find no takers”. The land of Sichuan was desolate, people resorted to cannibalism and allegedly human flesh was sold by vendors and that bandits were making “lamb stew” out of their victims. There were tales of people looting coffins of the recently deceased for flesh. One source lamented “because of the long period of disorder, the cattle were all gone, so people replaced cattle”. Disease and pestilence sprang up everywhere as a result of malnutrition. Recorded illnesses such as “big head boils, horse eye disease, horse trot disease” were reported. Apparently in Sichuan the number of tigers increased 100 fold as did packs of wolves and wild dogs…so yeah on top of everything else imagine being chased by a tiger while your family is starving? I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. 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Nobody Told Me!
Elaine Birchall: ...how to overcome clutter and hoarding

Nobody Told Me!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 37:34


Is hoarding or excessive cluttering an issue in your life? Are your things starting to overwhelm you? On this episode, we get advice on what to do if you or someone close to you is a hoarder. Joining us is Elaine Birchall, who is a hoarding behavior specialist and clutter coach. She's the founder of the Canadian National Hoarding Coalition and the author of the book, 'Conquer the Clutter: Strategies to Identify, Manage, and Overcome Hoarding'. Her website is https://www.hoarding.ca/ Note: This episode was previously aired. Thanks to our sponsors of this episode! CASTUS is a team of business development experts that enables B2B e-commerce to streamline the relationship between wholesalers and resellers. They create custom digital storefronts that cater to both your products and buyers to drive online orders and strengthen brand loyalty. Their in-depth expertise working in back-end logistics to front-end consumer experiences, and everything in between makes them the perfect full-cycle partner for your business growth. Visit their website, castusglobal.com/nobodytoldme to set up a no-obligation, one-on-one consultation with one of their experts and learn more.  FEALS is a premium CBD delivered directly to your doorstep. CBD is one of the active compounds found in the hemp plant and it naturally helps reduce stress, anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. Finding your right dose of CBD is important and Feals offers a free CBD hotline to help guide your personal experience so that you find your perfect dose. Joining the FEALS monthly membership makes your self-care easy. You'll save money on every order and you can pause or cancel any time. Become a member today by going to Feals.com/NOBODYTOLDME and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.  Ora Organic's Trust Your Gut probiotic and prebiotic supplement contains some of the world's most powerful probiotic strains, along with prebiotics to help the good bacteria thrive in your gut so your probiotics work smarter, not harder. Trust Your Gut helps optimize your digestion and support common gut health issues like constipation and bloating. A healthy mix of probiotics in your gut has also been linked to having a strong immune system and can even impact your mood! Trust Your Gut is available in a capsule or powder format. With its variety of products, Ora is your one stop shop for clean, quality, plant-based nutrition that works! You have nothing to lose. Try Ora's products and if you're not happy for any reason within 60 days, get a full refund. No questions asked. Get 30% off your first subscription when you text TOLD to 64000. (sixty-four thousand) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices