Resources:https://functionalfamilypsychiatry.com/https://www.facebook.com/peggy.ouellette.7IG: @ouellettepegnpHappy Podcast Friday, welcome to Episode 145: Behavior has meaning, let's be curious – Peggy Ouellette. Peggy served many years in her brick and mortar outpatient psychiatry practice, only to close her doors and start a virtual family -focused functional medicine psychiatry practice (that's good news for us, because if we resonate with her message, we do not have to live in the same state to benefit from her services!). Peggy has witnessed many adults in treatment that indicate that they were not seen or heard as children so she is passionate about changing the landscape in mental health. She wants to change that culture and believes that we have to start with parents and how kids are parented… Peggy starts with the basics, and builds from there. There was a part of me that wanted to pull parts out of Peggy's interview and highlight them now before we really get started… BUT I don't want to give you any excuse not to hear this entire beautiful message that will give you tangible takeaways to bring more peace into your household… to bring you hope that change is possible and we always have some control of our circumstances. I really believe this will resonate with every parent and grandparent and it's never too late to work on our best selves and our best family! Direction Not Perfection Resources:www.healthaccountabillitycoach.comwww.facebook.com/houselifestylesIG: @houselifestyles
In this episode, we discuss a quote by Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman about finding wholeness through more simplicity, minimalism, and meaning, rather than the chase for more goals. The quote is: "In the rush to feel whole, people will often add more and more goals to their plate when in reality what people often need is to add more simplicity and minimalism to their lives so they can energetically put their entire being into deepening something that is already meaningful." You can follow Scott on Twitter at this link and Instagram at this link.
She was the first female author of a productivity book FOR women. And she's back to help you harness your purpose and create the life you've imagined. Tanya Dalton is a best-selling author, speaker, and nationally recognized productivity expert for female leaders. Her highly anticipated second book, ‘On Purpose: The Busy Woman's Guide to an Extraordinary Life of Meaning and Success', will be released later this month. Building on the time-prioritization tenets of her first book ‘The Joy of Missing Out', ‘On Purpose' takes productivity a step beyond practical time management and invites you to re-imagine what COULD be in your business and life. The post Discovering Your Purpose with Productivity Expert, Tanya Dalton— Glambition® Radio Episode 269 with Ali Brown appeared first on .
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It's time to return to The Dreaming! This week, we're discussing the third and fourth volumes of Neil Gaiman's celebrated series. Come for the one-off stories of Dream Country, and give the devil his due when we cheer Lucifer's epic trolling of Dream in Season of the Mists. ----more---- Episode 17 Transcript Jessika: [00:00:00] I just, I like have had five sets of teeth in my life. They just keep growing bigger and bigger each set I got, Hello, and welcome to Ten Cent Takes, the podcasts where we morph from delight to delirium one issue at a time. My name is Jessica Frazier and I'm joined by my cohost, the blasphemous baker, Mike Thompson. Mike: I am full of carbs and caffeine. How are you doing? Jessika: Oh, I am somewhat of both as well. Could use a little more sleep, but I have a day off tomorrow, so I will be doing that, Mike: I'm jealous. Jessika: Dude. I work nine hours a day. Don't be too jealous. It's those nine hours that get me that day off. Mike: Oh man. I've been pulling [00:01:00] like 10 to 12 hour days for a couple of months and I'm just, Jessika: Oh shit. Nevermind. Goodness. Well, the purpose of this podcast is to study comic books in ways that are both fun and informative. We want to look at their coolest, weirdest and silliest moments, as well as examine how they're woven into the larger fabric of pop culture and history. If you'd like to support us, be sure to download rate and review on Apple podcasts or wherever you live. Mike: Yeah, that really helps with discoverability. We know that we are not a large podcast, but the support that we've gotten from everybody has meant a lot to us. And we're hoping that we can continue to reach more people. If you like, what you're hearing, do us a favor and invite your friends to like our pages, every little bit helps. Jessika: Yeah, well, today we're continuing on. with the second episode of our book. As we discuss volumes three and four of the Sandman series. But before we jump into [00:02:00] that, Mike, what is one cool thing that you've read or watched lately? Mike: Something actually that you mentioned on the last book club episode that we did was that there is a Sandman Audible book right now. As much as I don't like giving Amazon my money, if I don't have to, I've had an Audible membership for like a decade. And that means I have access to their Audible originals, which is what this audio book is. And then one of my friends, hi, Darren, also recommended that I listen to the audio book after I told them that we were doing a Sandman book. So I finally downloaded the audio book and started listening while I walked the dogs. And it's legit incredible, like all-star cast. It feels like an audio play complete with like all these incredible production values. Neil Gaiman is serving as the narrator and then they have all of these incredible actors voicing characters and it actually, you know, Neil [00:03:00] Gaiman rewrote it. And so it feels like what he wanted the Sandman, the first volume Preludes and Nocturnes to be, with the hindsight of 30 plus years. Jessika: Nice. Mike: Yeah, it's great. Jessika: And he's such a good orator. Mike: he is he's done a couple of his other audio books that I've listened to over the years. He did The Graveyard Book, which was The only way I can describe it as a Victorian Gothic version of the Jungle Book. And then he also did Coraline. I think he did Coraline. I'm pretty sure he did, but every time that I've listened to him, narrate stuff, it's always been just fantastic, But, yeah. Jessika: Great. Mike: How about you? Jessika: Well, I grabbed another $1 image teaser comic. , this time it was Kill or Be Killed by Ed Brubaker. Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breittwiser. It was okay. It didn't grow. It followed the first person account of how a man was driven to be an assassin. He basically attempted to die by suicide by jumping off a roof, ended up not dying, but [00:04:00] being visited by what appears to be a demon who tells him , that he now owes him for the life. He tried to waste or something, a life for a life, kind of a such and the rubric for killing being , someone basically like bad and it's not very well defined. So he goes from this guy who can't fathom killing someone to being ready to kill. So he doesn't die. The whole reason he wanted to die was over a woman that chose his roommate over him, by the way, like his best friend. And it was this whole pining love thing. It was just a little just had, really bad incel vibes. You know what I mean? Mike: Yeah, Jessika: I don't know. It just felt very strange. Like his whole motive was very, contrived it felt, Mike: Yeah. Brubaker does a lot of good stuff, but he writes a lot of, kind of the modern equivalent of pulp noire. Jessika: Mm. Mike: Everything that you've described sounds very much like a Brewbaker story. You got to find the right thing. He writes some really good stuff. Like he's the guy who actually created the winter soldier for the Captain America Comics. Jessika: [00:05:00] Okay. Mike: Yeah. He did a couple of other kind of like noire-ish stories for image that they were hit or miss for me, but when he's good, he's really good. And then other times it's just, it's not my vibe. Jessika: Okay. That's fair. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So, honestly though, again, it was one of those $1 Image teaser situations. Mike: I love how they do that. Jessika: I didn't feel like I really lost anything. Mike: No, I think that's a really great strategy of theirs where it's just kind of the entry-level pilot. Jessika: Yeah, well, let's mosey on to our main topic. Mike: Yes. Jessika: So last episode, just to recap, we covered an overview of the history and places you can read, watch and listen to the Sandman series. And if you haven't already listened to episode 15, we highly recommend you check out that episode for that. And our discussion on the first two volumes of the Sandman series, because from here, we are going to be discussing [00:06:00] volumes three and four. I don't really have many tidbits per se for us this episode. Really? We're just going to look at the plot and then talk about what we thought. Mike: I actually have a couple of tidbits. Believe it or not, not many, but a couple. Jessika: Mike has tidbits everyone. I love it. I didn't even know. Well, awesome. Mike: All right. So should we kick things off? Jessika: Let's do it. Volume three is titled Dream Country and it was published in 1990 and only included issues 17 through 20. And what made up a four-story anthology. It was, of course, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Kelly Jones, Malcolm Jones III, Charles Vess, and Colleen Duran. We start with the story of Calliope, the youngest Greek muse, who has been imprisoned by Erasmus Fry to be his own personal muse. Super gross. [00:07:00] She'd been captive for closest 60 years. So Erasmus gives Calliope to Richard Maddick, who is a writer who has one successful novel but now has hit a patch of writer's block. And unfortunately for Calliope, he's a greedy motherfucker who only cares about his own success. So he takes Calliope who has been left without clothes in a room alone. And of course, immediately rapes her. This one was really hard for me. You can already tell, as I'm trying to get through this description. Mike: Yeah, it's an uncomfortable issue to read now. Even now it's, mean, it was really uncomfortable when I first read it when I was, I don't know, 18 or so. And it's just gotten increasingly gross as time goes on, especially now, post me too in the entertainment industry. Jessika: Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, definite correlations there. Mike: Oh yeah. Oddly prescient. Jessika: Yes. So Richard of course gets gains from this whole [00:08:00] situation and enjoys a few years of very good success. He writes more hit novels, some award-winning poetry, and even gets into Hollywood with writing and directing. So here we are again with the correlation situation and of course winning awards in that area. And this is all happening while Morpheus is still in prison, by the way, until he isn't any longer. And one thing we need to know about Calliope is that she and Morpheus have history. In fact, they have a child together. So Calliope calls out to him in desperation. After being told by her visiting muse sisters, that they were unable to help her and help Morpheus did. The author wanted ideas, then he was inundated with them. So many that they were causing him to have an actual breakdown seemingly with psychological effects. In the end, Richard sends someone to release her where he only finds Erasmus Fry's book in the room where she should have been. Mike: And doesn't it [00:09:00] originally start out with Morpheus trying to free Calliope, but Richard doesn't want to, because he needs the ideas she gives him when he rapes her? Jessika: Yeah Mike: Yeah. And that's when Morpheus sits there and basically punishes him with an overflowing chalice of ideas. Jessika: Yeah. It's, definitely a fitting punishment. In my opinion Mike: Yeah. Jessika: story, number two was super fun. I think you and I can probably agree. And this story was about a cat speaking to a crowd of cats in a graveyard. And this cat told the story of having kittens and having them taken away by the people that owned her. And of course, the guy was super level-headed about the whole thing and took the kittens to a shelter and they were adopted by loving families and, oh wait, never mind. He put them all in a bag, tied the bag to a large rock, and threw it in a body of water. I just can't with people. Like, honestly, I can't, Mike: It's a safe assumption that people are going to be terrible throughout this series. Jessika: I mean, it's true, [00:10:00] but I would love to have them all adopted. So the cat naturally is super upset but also looking for some sort of vengeance or something. And that night she has a dream where she goes on a long and difficult dream quest to see what is ultimately Meowpheus the cat. Mike: Meowpheus I like that. Jessika: So basically a Meowpheus tells her that cats used to rule. They were larger and humans were basically the pets. Instead, cats choosing to hunt humans for food and sport and keeping them to feed and groom them. One day, humans banded together and with participation from only 1000 humans, they were able to dream the same dream together and basically manifest humans being the alpha in the world, instead of the cats. And this went back into time where the power of the collective dream actually rewrote history in favor of humans, making the cat subservient. Instead. [00:11:00] The cat in the graveyard was basically preaching a gospel, asking all the cats in the graveyard to dream the same dream. That she was trying to get 1000 cats to help her so that, they could all pull a Cher and turn back time to be in power once again. I enjoyed the partying quippy remark from one of the listener cats, which was effectively good luck getting multiple cats to do anything at the same time. Mike: Uh, yeah. Accurate. Jessika: And while it was really sad and cruel I like the idea that cats have an attitude for a reason. Mike: Yeah, I thought it was cute. It was just, it was a very, I mean, we'll get into this later on, but it was, I thought it was very. Jessika: Yeah. The third step. Told us, the creation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream wherein Morpheus has actually requisitioned the play in specific terms and asks Billy Shakes and his troop to perform in the middle of an empty field. Well, kind of. That field is not empty for a long as [00:12:00] Titania, Oberon, Puck, and all the other characters from the fairy realm have arrived through the portal, which Morpheus opens for them. It's mentioned during the dialogue between Titania and Morpheus, that this is probably the last time the mortal realm would allow them to enter, that they were feeling the hostility from Gaia upon their entry. During the play puck steps in for the actor playing himself and kills of course, and Titania is very strangely fascinated with Billy's 11 year old son Hamnett and is like trying to entice him. And then in the end, everybody, but Puck leaves the realm. And it's mentioned at the end of the issue that Hamnet died later that same year. So like, did Titania finally get Hamlet to go with her? Mike: You know, it's left a little bit open, but it's playing into that whole idea of the changeling child and, you know, the mortals who go over into the very realm, as children, which I really liked that I thought it was a nice ending that was very bittersweet. Jessika: Yeah. I thought so too. And the fourth and final story [00:13:00] of this volume is called Facade and it is about a woman named Rainey who we learn has been given a gift by the sun, God Ra, which makes her a metamorph. Meaning that she can change her physical appearance, physically change faces, skin, everything. But this also means that she no longer has a normal human appearance. Her skin is scaly and multicolored. Her hair has turned of violent shade of green and her face is withered and her nose is almost completely gone. We find Rainie living a very solitary life, getting a monthly disability check and only interacting with the worker assigned to her, but disability case she's depressed and has suicidal ideations. Probably the scariest part of the story is when an old friend who works for the same company that Rainey was working for, when Ra messed her up, who invites her to lunch, Rainie sucks it up, puts on a face literally and meets [00:14:00] at the restaurant. Where her entire face falls off into a plate of spaghetti. I don't, I don't know about you like that. I thought it was super terrifying. Mike: Yeah. I mean, it goes back to that very human emotion of seeing someone that you haven't seen forever. And you're trying to do as much as you can to make sure that they don't see that you've changed too much. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: You and I are at that age now where it's like, people from high school want to get in touch and we're all older. You know, some of us are. And so you see these people and you still want to seem like the person that they knew, because you don't want to, you don't want them to comment on how you've changed. You don't want to acknowledge it. And I read it as she'd been working for like the CIA or an intelligence agency because they call it “The Company.” They don't ever refer to it as anything else. Jessika: I think it was something of that nature kind of checking out sites, et cetera. Mike: Yeah.[00:15:00] But yeah, and then the whole thing is that because she can change her body into elements. She's, she's a sidekick from the old Moetamorpho series in the sixties. I didn't really know much about her, but I did a little digging cause I couldn't remember a lot. And so Metamorpho is a DC hero who is part of the justice league and his whole thing is that he can't. Basically change his body into any element that he wants. And so that was the whole thing where she's talking about, oh, like it's not hard for me to change the color of my hair. I I just turned it into copper and, and then she basically grows a kind of silica over her face, but she was saying that after roughly a day it gets stiff and, it falls off. And unfortunately, that's what happened with her, at her lunch with her friend. Jessika: Yeah. it was definitely a bummer. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So of course, Rainey goes home crying where she has to break into her own house by melting the handle because she forgot her purse with her keys and breaks down crying. Death appears having been visiting one of Rainey's neighbors who fell off a stepladder and talks with Rainie, advising that she should [00:16:00] ask rah nicely to take away her gift, or at least giving us an option. She looks into the setting sun and becomes what I'm assuming is a pile of Ash. It looks like death didn't actually take her. So I'm not sure if Rainie is supposed to be just with the world. You know, just one with the world as it kind of seemed like she fear being Mike: You know, I read it as like she was, she had her immortality taken away from her because she seemed so happy when she turned into, I don't know if it was ash or glass or something. It was kind of hard to tell what the art, and then it cracked and fell apart. And then Death answers the phone and says something along the lines of like, no, she, she can't come she's gone away or something to that effect. And, death isn't this cruel being or anything like that. I think death helped her move on. I'd like to think that she did. Jessika: Okay. Okay. Yeah. it was Fe usually. she like wanders away with the person [00:17:00] she's like low key reaping. Mike: Usually. Yeah. I don't know. I think maybe it was just a little bit, it, it was for the sake of narrative in this case, Jessika: That's fair. That's fair. Mike: But yeah. Urania was this, so her full name is Urania She was a side character for a few issues in Metamorpho's sixties series. And then she wound up basically giving herself the same powers that he had, and it was delivered via device called the Orb of RA. So it's really interesting because, Metamorpho is always a science character, because it's all about the elements of what he can turn himself into. But at the same time, there is in his background. is this like, you know, mystical quality to it. And so I liked that they kind of tapped into that mythology a little bit, and really they did a nice job with a character that I think most people had forgotten existed. Jessika: So, Mike, did You have a favorite [00:18:00] character part of the story? What did you dig from this? Mike: This volume in particular, I really like, because it feels. Like a breather from the main narrative. And honestly, I think that's something that we needed because I mentioned last time, how I always am a little bit surprised at how dark the early stories are. They're very much horror stories with a little bit of fantasy kind of softening the blows a little bit, but there's a couple of moments in those first couple of volumes where I feel like I need to pack a flashlight. it's dark. but yeah, this collection is just, a much-needed change of pace just for a little bit. My least favorite story is the one with the cats. And it's not because I think it's bad. I just don't connect with it that much. Part of it is because we've got a rescue cat, we treat her better than the kids. Let's be honest. I can't fathom throwing kittens into a pond. It was just, it feels a little bit too mustache-twirly. You know, especially in this day and age where like, if people find out [00:19:00] about that you get tracked down on social media and just annihilate it. But it was cute. The whole bit where at the end, it's like, oh, it must be, it's dreaming, you know, it's chasing something and, you're like, oh, okay. Yeah. So it's, it's dreaming of hunting humans. Cool. Jessika: [laughs], Mike: And it's funny, cause I was actually in a production of Midsummer Night's Dream when I first read this collection. So I loved everything about that specific issue. I loved how it tapped into fairy lore it showed this kind of weird, strange relationship with Titania and Oberon. And how absolutely sinister pock seemed not to mention how there's that dangling plot thread, where he basically gets loosed on earth afterwards Jessika: mm. Mike: I don't know. It's just, it's very different than any other portrayal I'd seen up until then. And, , it's interesting because they brought those characters specifically back in a number of different ways across the vertigo comics later on, like to Tanya actually had her origin explained in the Books of Faerie, which was in itself a series that [00:20:00] spun off of another comic that Neil Gaiman wrote called the Books of Magick, where eventually it's revealed that the main character from the Books of Magick, Tim Hunter, who was like the next great magician of the age, he's like our version of Merlin. It is very. They always leave it a little bit up in the air, but Titania''s his mother, because she was a human who was brought into the world of Fairie. And then eventually he got married to Oberon and then she had an affair with a human that was in service to Oberon. Jessika: Okay. Mike: She becomes a major part of the lore in her own right. Which I thought was really cool. And Puck shows up again later in the series. I, like I still squirm when I read that story of Calliope, especially where we are like sitting on the other side of me too, and the ongoing flood of stories about successful men in the arts, just being abusive, assholes to those who aren't as powerful as they are. Like when we're recording this, there's a whole flood of stories coming out of Activision [00:21:00] blizzard, if you're not in video games, they make Warcraft and a bunch of other stuff. it turns out that that was a really toxic place for women. And I spent almost a decade working in video games with various companies and yeah, it's not surprising, but it's just, these stories need to be told that at the same time, they're always super uncomfortable to read. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: Um, yeah. And then, the facade story, I really liked, I really appreciate how gaming does this amazing job spinning out a story that's focused on loneliness and how harmful it is. and then I thought it was kind of neat that it arguably has a happy ending, though the main character dies. Jessika: Yeah. I can see that. Mike: Same question back at you. What about you? Jessika: So, you know, I really enjoyed the cat story. Mike: You don't say. Jessika: I did. I mean, I get it though. Like cats are, are super intense and honestly they make [00:22:00] me a little nervous. I heard some horror stories about cats, just going bananas on people and them just like getting super fucked up, like missing part of an ear and shit. Like I've heard some stories. That's just like a regular house cat. Oh, I don't think so Mike: Well, and then you've met our cat. Jessika: Yeah. Well, yeah. You know that's but I don't, I didn't fear your cat right away. There are some cats I go into someone's house and I'm just like, oh, I got to watch my back. Mike: We have a dog and a cat's body. Jessika: Yeah. Your cat's sweet. Mike: No, she... she's fat and lazy and she knows who feeds her. So she's like, I'm good. I don't need to get out. I don't need to be now. Jessika: I'm strictly a dog household, so I just don't really truly get them to be honest with you. And I honestly, I'm kind of glad I have allergies as an excuse, not to have to get one. So did you have a favorite art moment in this volume? Like was there a panel or cover that really stood [00:23:00] out to you or hit you in some kinda way? Mike: Yeah. That final sequence in the Midsummer issue, so that one was illustrated by Charles Vess and he's this really he's this artist that has this really beautiful illustration style that feels very old school storybook. Sarah loves this British artist named Arthur Rakim and Vess always kind of reminds me of his work, but the closing monologue by Puck is I gotta be at that closing monologue is kind of terrifying, especially with the way that it's illustrated. I also liked how this felt almost like, well, I mean, it was in certain ways, it was a sequel to men of good fortune, that issue that we talked about last time with Hob Gadling and the mortal that keeps on meeting up with Morpheus. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: Yeah, you remember during, the last book club episode, how I mentioned that Sandman won the World Fantasy Award. Yeah. So it was for this issue specifically, you know, and then they got all grumpy about it and they [00:24:00] changed it so that you could no longer win a world fantasy award with a comic book. So. The only comic book to ever win a world fantasy award, Jessika: extra salty, Mike: extra salty. Jessika: Hate to see it. Mike: what about you? Like, I'm actually curious. What did you think about Vess's illustration style? Because we haven't seen, I don't think we've really seen much of his artwork in the series up until now. Jessika: We haven't, and that's actually this, this was my favorite art volume as well, or art issue as well. I mean, it just, it was beautiful. It used color in a really interesting way that went from playful to dark and serious. I mean, it just with the same type of illustration and the color would just change the whole. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Which was super cool just by adding shadows, moving the colors. Plus you got to love a good donkey head and you know, okay. I was musing and you have to go with me on this journey. They had to have used a taxidermied donkey's head. Right. Mike: [00:25:00] No, they, I Jessika: Please. Come on, come on, go with me on this journey. Mike: Ugh no. Hmm. Jessika: Ah, Mike: Like, like that's a whole element in that American Horror Story series, like where they make a mandatory by putting a bull's head on a dude. Like, no, no, Jessika: I am going horror with this one. Mike: Well, have fun going down that road. I'm not there with you. Jessika: Okay. Well, that's good. I suppose we are on volume four Mike: I suppose Jessika: Volume Four!. Alright. Mike: What accent is that? Jessika: I don't know, I do a lot, don't I? Mike: A little bit? Jessika: I think it's my 1920s. Mike: Okay. Jessika: I don't know. It's like my newscaster, I used to have an old-timey newscaster kind of an accent that I did. And I think I'm combining, I'm combining my Virginia [00:26:00] Montgomery Prescott, the third Esquire. Mike: It's, that so proper American that it's almost English kinda like that very Northeastern accent. Yeah. Jessika: Yes. Yeah. Mike: Yeah. All right. Jessika: All right. Volume four is titled season of the mists and came out between 1990 and 1991 and included issues 21 through 28. Story as always was written by Neil Gaiman and illustration was done by Kelly Jones, Malcolm Jones, the third Mike Drigenberg, Matt Wagner, Dick Giordano, George Pratt, and P Craig Russell. Volume four begins with our introduction to destiny. Ooh. While wandering his realm is visited by the fates, the three sisters that we have seen previously, the sisters inform him that he needs to call a [00:27:00] reunion of all his siblings of the eternal realm. So off, he goes to the family gallery where he goes up to each portrait of his sibling and they appear out of the portrait. When summoned the siblings are a mix of characters we have seen. And one that is new to this issue. Death who is told to change her outfit, even though no one else was, I thought that was kind of rude. Mike: Yeah, Destiny's a stickler for formality. Jessika: Yeah. Well, the other one's got to wear nimble to CWA. They got to wear whatever Mike: Hmm. Jessika: I, whatever. I don't know. It makes me angry. So don't tell women they have to change. They are not a distraction. Death has followed by Dream and then the twins, Desire and Despair, and lastly Delirium who we come to find out, used to be Delight. So during their reunion, desire calls out Dream's treatment of lovers who have spurned [00:28:00] him, leading him to ask for validation of his actions from Death. And Death instead agrees with. Prompting dream to plan, to travel to hell in order to remove queen nada from her torturous captivity, who was, that was the subject of their whole conversation. Mike: Yeah. And we actually saw that whole story in the previous volume to Jessika: Yes, Mike: saw what happened to. Jessika: exactly. so destiny closes out the reunion basically stating that the actions that needed to be put into motion had been accomplished by dream deciding to go back to. hell. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: The next issue gives us a taste of what hell looks and feels like. So back in the dream realm, Dream is saying his goodbyes and makes a big announcement to those living in his realm. He tells them about Nada, how he had been unjust and how he had to rectify his actions and that he may not return as he is not on good terms with Lucifer. So [00:29:00] he sends Cain to Hell as a messenger to let loose for know that dream will be visiting whether he approves or not basically. So that was fun. Mike: Well, he knows that he can't kill Cain because Cain is protected by the mark of Cain from, the Cain and Abel story. He knows about that. Jessika: oh yeah. Yeah, for sure. Mike: That's why dream sent Cain it's because he knows that Cain can't be killed. Jessika: Exactly. Exactly. Lucifer clearly is still really salty about being embarrassed. The last time dream was there and he makes an announcement to his, his demonic minions reminding them that he is the oldest and strongest bad-ass lets them know that dream will be returning and implies very strongly. That the day that Dream returns will be very memorable. Kane delivers the response to Dream. And on the last stop of his farewell tour, Dream also visits Hippolyta whose husband [00:30:00] was the pho dream king superhero thingy from one of the other stories while he was enslaved or, you know, captive. Mike: Yeah. she and Hector the previous Doctor Fate were being used by Brute and Glob to basically create kind of like an island for them to operate outside of the dreaming the dreams of a kid who was being abused. Jessika: Exactly. Mike: And then, Dream is on her shit list because he sent her ghost of a husband on to wherever he got sent onto, but she was pregnant at the time. And so there's a connection between Dream and the baby because she carried the baby to term mostly in dreams, Jessika: Well, the baby was in gestation for like that, like 30, 30, 40 years or something more than that. I mean, it was like 60 years? I don't remember how many it was like however long or Mike: I, Jessika: or was it just the kid timeframe? Mike: I think it was just the kid timeframe. So I think it was only for a couple of years, but still it was in gestation injuries for a long time compared to. Jessika: Oh, I can't even imagine [00:31:00] being pregnant once, let alone for like two years straight. Holy crap. And she was like really pregnant. That's not comfortable. So Morpheus advises Hippolyta to take good care of the kid that had been gestating in the dream realm, because he will take it someday. So. Cool. Thanks, Dream. That's awesome. Mike: Really endearing us to you, buddy. Jessika: Yeah. serious. Oh, he also gives her the name Daniels because she had kind of been struggling with a name for him. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So that's the kid's name now? I guess. So Dream makes his way to hell anticipating a fight with Lucifer, but what He finds is an eerily empty hell with Lucifer in the process of locking all the gates. And when asked about this loose advises that he's, he's done, he's quitting and he is no longer the ruler of hell. He's freed everyone and everything that was locked up. And he's not really sure what happened to them or where they all went, whether it was to earth or other realms or what, but he just [00:32:00] knows they're no longer in hell Mike: Yeah. He likes straight up. Does not care. Jessika: Oh, zero fucks. None. Mike: They're his favorite kind of problem. Not his. Jessika: Then he goes, Yeah. think I'm bluffing. Hey, here's a knife. Why don't you cut off my wings? Just see, just, just go ahead and see. And, and Dream does. And then as a parting gift, he hands the key to hell Dream stating basically Like Hey, this is your problem now. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: that's some high-level trolling. Mike: Dream was prepared for just about every outcome except that one. It is. Jessika: Exactly. We are then introduced to Oden who travels to the cavern where Loki is being held captive and has been enduring an eternity of torture until Ragnarok, the end times in which the Asgardian realms would be destroyed. Odin [00:33:00] frees low-key from his situation and asks him to help him as he wants to take over the Hell situation since Lucifer abdicated and Loki agrees to help, then we cut back to dream because he's not really sure what to do. So he calls on his sister death for advice. And she has like, no time. First of all, she has no time for him in that issue. She's like, what do you need? I'm super busy. She pretty much says, this is your problem. Also, he knows things are going to go down and he hides, frustrated his castle basically. And then he just starts getting visited by all these different parties, all wanting the keys to hell. So you have the Asgardians, Azazzle and a demon Envoy who're like “That's my house. I just want to live in my house again.” Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Yeah. Anubis and Bastet who are like, yo, [00:34:00] you know, who does a good job with death with underworlds let me show you. Mike: it's a really eclectic mix of mythological figures because you also have. The Lords of chaos and order send their envoys, Shivering Jemmy from the Lords of chaos who... I really like her. I think she's a great, Jessika: did too. Mike: and then the Lords of order send their representative and it's a cardboard box that basically spits out ticker tape and Jessika: Which Mike: And, then you get the elves, a ferry at one point. And they have, a really unique proposition, which is that the lands of Faerie had a tie to hell where every seven years they had to send over a certain number of , their best and brightest as a sacrifice. And they wanted, basically begging dream, not to let hell reopen. Jessika: And we did. We establish that That was still a thing when all the other shit went down. Mike: That specific deal? Jessika: yeah. Mike: Oh yeah. It's still a deal. And actually, that was a whole thing in the books of [00:35:00] magic. They have a whole thing with ferry and hell going into conflict with each other, because I think it has been almost 20 years since I read this last. But if I remember right, it was, I think Faerie refused to pay the tithe anymore anymore. And as a result, they basically straight up, went to war with hell. and it was, oh man, it was cool. I remember liking that storyline. I don't remember it enough to really talk about it a lot though, because it's been so long. But it's, it's good. It's in one of the collected volumes of the Books of Magick that they did, they only collected the first 50 issues, 50 through 75 aren't collected anywhere. Jessika: Hmm. Hmm. So we also had Suzan O No Mikto Mike: Yes. Jessika: Oh, and a couple of angels who were there just to be voyeurs to the situation Mike: Yeah. Jessika: and Dream finally lets them into the castle. [00:36:00] After he stopped sulking and he advises that he'll be hosting a banquet and having accommodation set up and they could discuss the key to the realm the next day, basically. And we start seeing the consequences of hell's release through a boys boarding school where one solitary boy is staying over during the holidays while his father, as a prisoner of war in Kuwait and all hell returns. When boys and staff who used to attend the school, start to show back up Mike: yeah. Jessika: Along with the headmasters previously deceased mother. Mike: Yes. It's... that issue. It's really interesting because I really didn't like it originally. And I've come to appreciate it more because it feels like a very Gothic or story kind of like the Hunting of Hill House from Netflix. Jessika: I can see that. Yeah. Mike: yeah. Jessika: It was wild. Like all of them had reasons that they were in hell. Mike: Yeah. That [00:37:00] issue is really interesting and it's really weird because it's drawn by Matt Wagner, who has a very interesting style. All of his own Wagner himself is famous for creating a couple of different characters on his own. Like he created a character called the Grendel, who is this assassin and wound up becoming a cult property, had a long run with Dark Horse, if I remember right. But this story in season at the mist is really creepy because the whole thing is that the dead are coming back to earth and all sorts of unexpected ways. And then there were a bunch of boys who were really awful, Who come back and they start tormenting Charles, because he's the only living soul there. And he's also, you know, he's a sweet, sensitive little kid, like who is just an easy target for people like that. And the thing is, is like, that was me when I was at that age was I was that sensitive kid who was just an easy target for bullies. And so it was really hard to read it when I was younger. And, I've got a little different perspective now, [00:38:00] but it's, still tough. Anyway, go on. Jessika: Oh, that's okay. So yeah, Charles, unfortunately, he got tortured by that trio of boys. And apparently those boys had murdered another school boy as an offering to Lucifer. So joke's on them, the offering didn't save them from the torture of damnation, Mike: Yeah. Jessika: so Charles ends up being physically tortured and then starves to death. And his only companion was that other boy who had been killed on the premises that boy, that, those, that trio allegedly sacrificed. Edwin. Yeah. So death rolls up to pick them up and Charles says “Yeah, no thanks. I'm gonna hang out with, uh, Edwin and deaths. Like you don't, I don't, I don't have time for this. Like literally every one is coming back. Like I literally don't have time. I will come back for you. Mike: I loved that she was in early nineties, jogging paraphernalia, like Jessika: Yeah. Mike: I thought it was fantastic. Jessika: was ready for it. Mike: [00:39:00] I may be misremembering this, but I thought it was really funny how it was like, I think it was like pink and purple too. Like it was very colored. Jessika: I think it did have some color to it. Yeah. Oh, funny. So back in the dream realm, two more guests from the theory realm, those two that we had talked about, they arrive and the banquet in. And each of the guests eats and drinks, their desire delicacies, cause , poof we're in dreamland and shenanigans ensued due to the differences of the attendees. And one by one, they basically corner Morpheus requesting a private conversation and he provides each of them with a signal stadium that he'll meet with them after the banquet and entertainment have concluded Cain and Abel show up as the entertainment we're able dies,by being cut in half and then being made into sausage in a magic act Mike: which. That is a, that is a recurring theme with Cain and Abel in, in the Sandman comics. Jessika: Yeah, I've noticed. Mike: But, [00:40:00] Cain was the host of another horror series called the house of misery. And he always had this kind of macabre sort of sense of humor. I know Abel eventually showed up in the house mystery series. I don't know if Cain murdered him every time. I wouldn't be surprised. Jessika: Fair enough. So this is this tracks apparently, each of the guests go off to their respective quarters to wait to be summoned. And they each go to Morpheus, either offering something they think he would want or threatening him in order to turn over control the key to hell. And he advises each one of them that he will announce his decision in the morning. And once in the privacy of his own quarters, he ruminates on the pressure of the weight of his responsibility that was dropped on him. Mike: Yeah. What was your favorite bargaining tactic? I've got mine. I'm curious about yours. Jessika: I didn't like the whole trading people thing. I don't know. Cause they were all so good in different ways. Like order and chaos were both really interesting to me. I think chaos just being like, [00:41:00] we will find you Mike: Chaos was my favorite Jessika: I was going to say like, but Shivering Jemmy was just so funny to begin with. Mike: Well, Jessika: was just such an interesting. Mike: you know, they play, they play with this a lot because, Dr. Fait is one of the Lords of order, DC comic books. And so there's always been this presentation that, order is, the right way to go. And what I kind of enjoyed is that this very much embodies, no order is a dull little box in chaos is chaos. It's not what you expect. And so they send this, hobo girl with a red balloon and Jessika: like, uh, like a clown face. Mike: yeah, and she's like, speeding. Almost like toddler English, like it's much younger phrasing than you would expect from a kid who looks like they're 10 or 11. And then, turns into this monstrous thing, delivering ungodly threats to the Lord of dreams. And then, you know, it turns back into the little kid again, after when it was like,[00:42:00] byeeeee. Yeah, I can get behind this. Jessika: So good. She just ate ice cream for dinner too, which I loved. Mike: Oh yeah. It was so good. I, again, I think she shows up in the books of magic later on, but I can't remember for that one. Jessika: That's amazing. So I really did like her as a character. Mike: it was good. Jessika: So the next morning. As Morpheus, still struggles to decide to whom he will grant the key. He is visited by the voyeur angels who tell him they have a message for him from the creator who dictates that the two angels will now run hell and guess what guys, you're not allowed back to the silver city Remiel. Oh, Remiel was not happy about this situation. He did not take this well. Mike: No, he did not it was very much implied that he was about to rebel, like Lucifer. Jessika: Yup. He's like fuck the shit. [00:43:00] Why do I have to go down there? And he had that. He was like, this is your fault. I was like, whoa, damn, you need to go calm down. Your silent homie is not the enemy. there was some salt. This issue. So Morpheus hands over the key after Remiel takes a chill pill and Morpheus still has the task of telling the other as the outcome of his decision and lets them know the decision was really made for him that if the creator of hell wanted angels to run it, who was he to decide differently from what the creator of that thing wanted to do with it. And most of his guests took this. Okay. I liked orders response of this? This is logical. Mike: Yeah. And then chaos is like, man, it's fine. We just didn't want order to get it. It's fine. Whatever. Jessika: Exactly. Mike: And then Jessika: was even better. Mike: doesn't she give Morpheus her balloon afterwards? Jessika: Yeah. Mike: Yeah, I thought that was great Jessika: She's like, oh, well, I didn't really want this anyway. [00:44:00] but Azazel was especially upset about this whole situation Mike: Embodiment of bitter party of one. Jessika: Yes. yes. Table for one. Absolutely. And he pretty much said that he was going to consume the souls of Nada as well as his companions from hell, because he had actually kidnapped her. Mike: Yeah, and we should note that one of his companions from hell was actually, the demon who had Morpheus's helm before. it was a honied offer of him sitting there and saying, well, I will give you the woman that you're searching for, but then I'll also let you enact punishment of this guy who challenged you and to make you look bad in front of all of hell. Jessika: That makes sense. I was kind of wondering why he was like, why would he care about this one, dude? But that makes way more sense. I forgot about that, dude. Mike: Yep. Jessika: There's a lot. There's a lot to remember in this. Mike: You know, I can't remember everything and I've read this series multiple times. It's a dense story. And I always feel like. I probably caught things before, but, I always [00:45:00] find things that I feel like I'm discovering for the first time with each reread. Jessika: Oh, that's so cool. I'm so glad I picked up the trade paperbacks. Mike: Yeah. I'm glad that you, I'm glad you're spearheading this. This is a really fun series to talk about. Jessika: Thank you. So Azazel tells Morpheus, basically, I'm going to consume the souls of Nada and my other companion, unless Morpheus could jump into the abyss of space of teeth, the abyss of his Azazel's teeth, which he's just like space with teeth. Like that's what he is. Mike: And eyes.. Jessika: And eyes. Yeah, that's right. He does have eyes too, but he's just like a bunch of Maltz mostly. Yeah. So Morpheus does it. He does the thing and jumps in, finds them, captures his Azazel after he tries to go back on his word of letting them go. If he'd have found his company. And then asks his Raven friend, Matthew, to tell Nada that he needs to talk with her because he has some apologizing to do, Mike: Mm Jessika: The inhabitants of hell [00:46:00] begun to return as the new angel leaders look on and dream meets with nada and makes a pitiful attempt at half-apology and Nada slaps him and in doing so extracts an actual apology, which it shouldn't take that much. But Dream seems to realize how he's in the wrong. Although he almost immediately negates that understanding by once again, asking her to be the queen of the dream realm. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Bro. She was, and she was like, bro, we've done this already. I don't want to do this. I already said no to you once. And I meant it. Mike: I really appreciate that gaming does not make dream this infallible being, he very much shows like, no, he is. A flawed dude Jessika: Yeah. Mike: and he doesn't always get things immediately. Jessika: Yeah, That was really interesting. [00:47:00] That piece of it, I mean, dream has to concede, but he he basically says, let's go discuss your future. Mike: yeah, Jessika: Which is really neat, cause he's taken her whole life away and, and then some, and he's in a, he's a negative said this blank she's for thousands of years been tortured in hell. Like how do you even make that up? Mike: Exactly. And that was actually something that I was curious about the first time I read it, I'm like, how do you make this right? cause that's, that is so much red in the ledger. Jessika: That's What I was thinking too. It's like, oh, okay, well, what are you going to do now, dude, aspire flowers and be like, well, babe, Mike: What about you chocolates? I only ate half of them. Jessika: right? It's Valentine's day it's. This is what we do. Right. So, so Loki who was supposed to have been taken back to his cave of acid dripping wonder Mike: His torture cave, Jessika: his torture cave with a snake and a woman. And torture. Mike: where he is [00:48:00] bound in the entrails of his own son and his wife catches venom dripped from a snake's fang. And then occasionally when she empties the cup, that's catching the phenom. It causes him to shake the earth and agony. And that's why we get earthquakes. Norse mythology is a thing. Jessika: Yes. And so Loki though has switched places, the little trickster he is with Suzano No-Ol-Mikoto who was sent back to the cavern to be forever tortured, which is rough. He didn't do anything. And then he tries to cut a deal with dream, to not get them sent back. Mike: he, he does like, he actually cuts a deal with him. Jessika: I mean, he does cut a deal He does, which. Guy, are you at least get a, go get the other homie from the blade? He doesn't, he doesn't even go other homes. Mike: yeah, he does Jessika: like he does. Mike: Yeah, he does. He says what I'll do is, as I will, I will basically create , an illusion of you in that tormented space. Jessika: Okay. I must have missed that part because I was just like guy. [00:49:00] Mike: it's a throwaway line. It's he basically sits there and he says like, but if I do that, you owe me a favor. Jessika: Okay. I mean, I got that part of it. I was like, you're getting out of this, but like, whoa, Mike: I have a lot of favorite moments in this, in this volume, but that was one of my favorites where dream asks him and he's like, why did you choose Susano No O Mikoto, but Loki basically just says, yeah, I just really don't like thunder gods. And I was like, Jessika: Which all Mike: also I love how much of just a turd Thor is throughout the entire time that he appears he's such a gross dude. Like there's Jessika: gross. Mike: the bit where he's trying to hit on bass and he's like, do you want to touch my hammer? It gets bigger when you play with it. I'm like, blech Jessika: it was so bad. And that he's just trashed. He's just like,Ugh. Mike: Well, I think bast actually scratches up his face too, which I thought was great. Jessika: Yup. Yup. Mike: but it's funny because I read this in the nineties, give or take my only exposure to Thor in comic [00:50:00] books before that had been Thor, the superhero, and this was such a wildly different take on him. I was like, this is amazing cause Thor was awful and mythology. Jessika: Yeah. Oh Yeah. there were definitely some, questionable stories that I have read. Yes. Mike: Anyway, I really enjoyed that. Jessika: yeah. So we also find out that Nuala that was one of the two ferries is being left in the dream realm, even though the ferry deal was not the one that panned out her bros, just like, see ya. I, I wasn't ever supposed to bring you back. You're staying regardless. Mike: Yeah. You're, a gift from the court to dream. Jessika: Which, and he's just like, okay. And he's like, oh, by the way, I don't dig glamour here. So you can just drop the glitz. You're glimmering right now. And then she's just this little petite, mousy hair, smaller elf looking, which, you know what I did not, I didn't like the whole idea that, she had to be, [00:51:00] that, That she felt like she had to glamour to begin with. And that, that was a whole thing. Mike: I don't know what part of mythology it is, but, but one of the European pieces of mythology is that the elves have an ability to wrap themselves in illusion. in that they're actually these kinds of weird, gross little things. So that, that was tying into kind of the European folklore. But yeah, it's a thing. I don't remember if she shows up in later issues. I think she does, but I don't remember. Jessika: I mean, that would suck to just be like, by the way you live in the dream realm now oh and we're never featuring you again. Double rough. Mike: yeah, Jessika: Yeah. So after dream is like, nah, you gotta be you, boo. He goes and puts not a soul into a newborn child basically. So it's assumed that she will get to live the life that dream took from her so many centuries ago. Mike: Yeah. He basically, he, he gives her the opportunity to live life again, kind of wiping the slate clean, which is, mean, let's be honest. That's probably the best offer that [00:52:00] he can give her. Jessika: He also puts her in a male body, which like, talk about like leveling up, Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Come on. You're already doing better. Mike: Yeah. And then he has that really nice moment where he says something along the lines of I will remember you and love you matter what body wear. And you will always be welcome in the dream realm. I have my quibbles with, with Dream, especially with this whole storyline. But I feel like that was arguably the best solution he could have come up with. Jessika: Oh I agree. Yeah, when I did see that, that was the solution. I mean, you can't provide somebody with multiple lifetimes, but you can take away the pain of knowing that that happened and provide them with a new life that you don't interfere with. I thought it was a good, a good deal. I guess. All things considered. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: We then cut to Lucifer, wingless, chilling on a beach, looking at the sunset where he is approached by an older man who walks [00:53:00] over and make small, talk about the sunset with him and stay till, see him tomorrow. If he's still there and Lucifer admitting that the sunset is actually really beautiful, goddammit and giving some credit to the creator. And we end the volume with the two new leaders of hell going around and making quote unquote changes Mike: yeah. Jessika: the way things are. Basically, they're still going to be torture, but it's supposed to be phrased differently as a rehabilitation, but the angels don't quite understand the meaning of the tortures of hell, which makes it even worse. Mike: Yeah. It's so uncomfortably abusive where they're like, no, we're doing this because we love you. And one day you'll thank us for it. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: you're just like, woo. Jessika: It's it was a gross abuser situation. Mike: Yeah. And then there's that bit where one of the souls is like, no, you don't understand that makes it worse. Jessika: Yeah. Yeah, exactly. Oh Yeah. And unfortunately the angels start to embrace their [00:54:00] roles in the endless pain and suffering. Mike: Yeah. And that's actually, that's something that is, brought back to the forefront in Lucifer, the series that Mike Carey wrote in the late nineties to early odds, which I've talked about this before, but like that series is also, I think just as good as Sandman. It's really great, we also see a lot of pantheons of different gods getting pulled into Lucifer's machinations and there's a whole thing where he makes things difficult for the angels running hell. Jessika: Oh, I'm excited to see it Mike: It's very good. Jessika: Well what were your overall impressions of the story and who were your favorite or least favorite characters or events of this? Mike: It's actually hard to sit there and talk about just a couple of favorite moments because I really love this collection. I loved it when I first read it. I still love it. I love the strange sadness of the overall story and the original takes on the gods. And also, I really love the twist that heaven takes over [00:55:00] the running of hell. We talked about how I really enjoyed Dream kind of, spoiling the plot twist about Loki, having switched places with Susano. And, I really soured on Dream as a character in these early issues over time. I dunno it, like, when I read this as a kid, I was like, oh, okay. He feels bad about his actions. And is going to rescue this woman that he loves from hell and now I'm like, motherfucker, you put her in hell. And she details how awful her time there was like, come on, dude, you condemned her there for millennia just because she wouldn't marry you?Like, get fucked. Jessika: And then you said, I guess I did something bad if that's how you feel. Mike: it wasn't even, you didn't even come to this realization on your own. You had to be told by multiple people that you fucked up. Like a mediocre white guy in his thirties, you sat there and dug your heels and went no, no. Well, maybe Jessika: “I don't think that's right.” Mike: maybe. All right, fine. [00:56:00] It's like, whatever, Jessika: Oh, no. Mike: like that. I'm coming down harsher on dream than you are. Jessika: No, but that's how I felt about it too. I mean, you're just doing all the work. I'm just going to sit back and ride this ride because I'm like, I'm there with you, but I'm like passenger seat. I'm chilling. Like I don't need to be the navigator. We have maps now we have Google maps. It's fine. Mike: I'm sitting there swinging my arms and getting all mad and getting the cardio. Jessika: Oh yeah. And I'm doing the pumping our movement of the trucks next to me. You know, I'm just along for this ride. No, I agree. He's a shit heel and a lot of these, and I'm like, I have had more than a few moments where I think to myself, how am I supposed to feel about this character? But then I think to myself, no, that's a good character. But then I think to myself, no: That's a good character. That's a good character, because that means it's complex. It's more realistic because that's what people. Mike: Yeah. To be honest, he is that privileged male character who has never had to really stop and think about his [00:57:00] actions really not have things go his way. And we are now at the part of tonight's program where we are finding out after having fucked around for a while. Jessika: Fucked around so hard. So Well, I really enjoyed the banquet and I really liked the different interactions between the different mythologies and how they behaved and what they ate. And it was really funny, but I also thought it was very thoughtful. In the way that it was done. And similarly with the way that each party had a different way and signal to meet with dream, it just really showed his understanding and empathy by adapting to each of his guests needs. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Or perhaps he's just used to doing this for each individual's dreams. Mike: Well, it's a little bit open to interpretation because in other episodes you see his appearance changed. Like there was, you know, he was Meowpheus. Jessika: Yep. Mike: So my take on him is that his appearance. Doesn't change. It's just, we [00:58:00] perceive them in different ways. And because we are, you know, people reading the story, we are seeing him in his siblings manifest as people. Jessika: That's very astute, sir. Mike: But yeah, I mean, like you looked at like the different art styles that came into play when he was meeting with the different gods. And I mean, I, I still think about how doesn' het have like a tea ceremony with Suzano when they're, when they're talking. And then I feel like it's much darker and moodier when he meets with Odin. And then again, the art style changes again when he meets with Bast. Jessika: Yeah. Well, speaking of art, did you, did you have a favorite art moment in this volume? Mike: Yeah. okay. So you remember how last time we talked about how I have this, one defining moment where in Men of Good Fortune hob has these three panels where his face changes? Yeah. There's a couple of different images throughout the series that I always just kind of have pop up in my head when I think about it. And one of them is from this volume and it's the bit where he's inside a Zazzle and [00:59:00] he's like prying open the mouse and the empty space and he's floating around it feels kind of more traditionally action comic booky, and the way that it's drawn, that's not a bad thing. It's just, for some reason it feels that way. And I, I think it's really good. and I also really liked how at the end of it, he reveals that he is trapped. Azazel in a jar. It's very in keeping with how Gaiman would resolve conflict in ways that could be a giant battle, but instead they're very clever. , it was like when they had the battle between him and Dr.Destiny, and then afterwards you get the field of white and then it turns out he's just sitting in the Palm of dream's hand. Jessika: Yes. Yeah. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So good. Mike: I'm curious, you're approaching this with fresh eyes because this is the first time you've read through this. So I'm wondering, do you have the same moments or are they different? Jessika: I actually thought Morpheus had a lot of really good billowing robe moments. Mike: Yes. Jessika: Like, I mean, they didn't have, I think they may have had like one semi-full page of like a billowy robes situation. But there were quite a few shots of him, like floating into [01:00:00] hell and he was just making an entrance Mike: yeah. I was just thinking that Jessika: here for it. Yeah. Mike: he's got his helm Jessika: Yeah. Mike: the bit where Jessika: dressed up. This is the met gala. He is here. Mike: Yes. And then what I really liked about that was there's that moment where Lucifer is like, are you afraid of me? And more visas? Like, yes. And I'm like, all right. Not, your difficult comic book. All right. Cool. Jessika: Just being real between you and I. Absolutely. Mike: That was great. Jessika: Yeah. So I really like, again, to your point about what you really enjoyed was the kind of feeling of movement of probably him floating through space and having that action feeling. That's what I really liked about the billowy ropes. Was it just, I could almost see them moving, and I could feel the movement of him floating down, which was so neat. Yeah. Well, let's move along to our brain wrinkles. [01:01:00] Mike: All right. Jessika: So this is the one thing comics or comic-related. That has just been sticking in our noggin since the last time we spoke. So, what is it for you? Mike: Well, Sarah and I had our anniversary this week, and she got me this really cool book called American Comic Book Chronicles, the 1990s by Jason Sachs and Keith Dallas. Do you remember those American century books from time life? They were those prestige format photo history books, and they would document major moments in America and world history from across the 20th. Jessika: I do. Yup. Mike: I feel like every school library had a complete volume. Jessika: Exactly. Mike: So this is like that except for Comics. And so it's really cool. And nobody should be surprised at this point to hear that I particularly love comics from the eighties and nineties. And as I'm reading through this book, it's reminding me about how absolutely insane the early nineties were when it came to the comic book industry and [01:02:00] also just comic collecting in general. So I think we're going to have to do an episode where we talk about something related to that topic sooner or later, probably sooner. it has been rattling around my head for the past couple of days where I just reread I've read the stuff that some of it, I knew some of it I didn't and all of it's insane. Jessika: well, let's definitely talk sooner rather than later, because let's go back to childhood. Mike: All right. You talked me into it. We're going to do a nineties episode at some point. It's fine. FINE! Jessika: Twisted his arm. There's no violence on this podcast. I'm a pacifist. God dammit. Mike: Uh, but yeah, that's me. What about you? Jessika: Well, Mike, you told me about the podcast Bitches on Comics, which, okay. I'm not going to lie to you. I've binged the first 45 episodes since you told me about it less than a week ago, you haven't, it hasn't been a week. Mike: I can't remember. I know it's been about a week. [01:03:00] I really like that show. Jessika: It's been about a week. Okay. It's so good. And they have their, I mean, they're very queer, which are, you know, a hundred percent I'm here for, and I got to tell you, they, Mike: Like more queer fans of comic books. Oh, no. Jessika: Oh, no. Well, and they have this thing in there where they're. There aren't a lot of queer podcasts about comic books and I'm like, wait, we're here now, here we are. Pick us. Mike: Yeah, exactly. I'm like, oh, can we come talk to, you want to have us on, or do you want to come on our show? Like, whatever you want to talk about, it's fine. Jessika: I, will awkwardly approach them with my bag lunch and ask if I can sit with them. Mike: Oh, a hundred percent. Yeah. They're great. their Mojo episode, I thought was really interesting and I wound up tweeting with them for a little while because they pointed out that there really aren't many characters like mojo. And I think I made a good point with him. I mentioned how Superman's bill and Mr. Mxyzptlk might be another equivalent character[01:04:00] where he's all about throwing shit up in the air and, disrupting everything but no, they, they were great. Jessika: So good. Well, they, in episode three, they introduced me to the novel, the refrigerator monologues, which delves into the, the idea of women in comics being fridged or killed just for entertainment sake, or to drive a plot narrative, or to make the, the main hero sad, or, basically as a plot tool and the refrigerator monologues delves into it as first-person accounts of female superheroes and how they had been used. And I went and listened to it because you can find it. I kept it on hooplah actually. So I listened to it for free and it was an audiobook. It was very, very good. And he talked about them not having autonomy or storylines of their own. it got me thinking about the way that we write characters and who we are allowed to succeed in [01:05:00] any given situation. I don't know, I just, I highly recommend this book and I highly recommend listening to Bitches on Comics because they have got me just like thinking about shit. Mike: Yeah, you and I should talk about a Hawk and Dove from DC in the 1980s and how they just did the most egregious fringing of Dove in a 1991 crossover in a way that was really bad. it's one of those things where I still talk about it. I've been talking about it for 20 years because it's so wild. Jessika: Man. Well.I guess we'll have a really uplifting conversation about that later. I'm sure I'm going to have no zero opinions about that. Mike: No. Jessika: I tell you, I commit now. No opinions. I can't commit to that. Everyone knows I'm
Today I speak to photographer, film maker, author and philosopher Sean Tucker about his new book The Meaning in The Making (The How and Why Behind Our Human Need to Create) We all like to make stuff and there is nothing like the satisfaction of sitting back and admiring something that we have just completed. But sometimes we don't sit back and admire it, often it can be a struggle, and it often doesn't go to plan. Often we will suffer from perfectionism and not see the inherent beauty and meaning in the creative process. However that doesn't mean to say that meaning is not there. And that's what todays episode is about. In my conversation with Sean. How a chance opportunity to take some time out in Snowdonia to make a video documentary gave him the necessary space to share how he got stuff more wrong than right with people The way in which cataloguing the ups and downs of his creative journey resonated with people. Why building some space away from our normal environment is essential to recharge our creative batteries and inspiration How creating things enables us to sculpt, mould, hammer and document order from the chaos of the world Why perfectionism holds some people back from just putting work out into the world for others to see and the power of trial and error
We're joined this week by special guest Father Deacon Jonathan Deane. He uses the Trisagion Prayer as a jumping off point in the discussion. We discuss sin, having the image of God but losing the likeness of God, and our ultimate destiny.References:Light for Life Series by God with Us Publications.Part One - The Mystery BelievedPart Two - The Mystery CelebratedPart Three - The Mystery LivedMan's Search for Meaning by Viktor FranklChrist Our PaschaBecoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image by Fr. John BehrThe Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses: An Introduction to the Ascetic Tradition of the Orthodox ChurchRegistration for the Bridegroom's Banquet is open!Follow and Contact Us!Follow us on Instagram and FacebookWe're on YouTube!Join our Goodreads GroupFr. Michael's TwitterChrist the Bridegroom MonasteryEmail us! email@example.com
Christian talks to financial consultant Brian Romanchuk and economist Dirk Ehnts about a recent working paper published by Banque De France entitled “The Meaning of MMT”. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT: Listen to our first three episodes: https://www.patreon.com/posts/41742417 All our episodes in chronological order: https://www.patreon.com/posts/43111643 All of our episodes with Dirk Ehnts: https://www.patreon.com/posts/44467243 Modern Monetary Theory and the Recovery by Brian Romanchuk: http://www.bondeconomics.com/2021/03/modern-monetary-theory-and-recovery_11.html "The Meaning Of MMT" (Yeah, Sure) by Brian Romanchuk: http://www.bondeconomics.com/2021/10/the-meaning-of-mmt-yeah-sure.html Follow Brian Romanchuk on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RomanchukBrian Follow Dirk Ehnts on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DEhnts The website of the 2nd International European MMT conference (2021), includes videos of presentations and panels: https://www.mmtconference.eu/ For MMT views on inflation, see: Episode 65 - Phil Armstrong: Understanding Inflation: https://pileusmmt.libsyn.com/65-phil-armstrong-understanding-inflation Episode 88 - Warren Mosler & Phil Armstrong: Weimar Republic Hyperinflation Through An MMT Lens (part 1): https://www.patreon.com/posts/47638591 Episode 89 - Warren Mosler & Phil Armstrong: Weimar Republic Hyperinflation Through An MMT Lens (part 2): https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-89-phil-47904999 Money Growth Does Not Cause Inflation! by John T. Harvey https://www.forbes.com/sites/johntharvey/2011/05/14/money-growth-does-not-cause-inflation/#6b405a2142f5 An MMT Response on What Causes Inflation: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Scott-Fullwiler/publication/332318485_An_MMT_Response_on_What_Causes_Inflation/links/5cad762b92851ccd4ac06dea/An-MMT-Response-on-What-Causes-Inflation.pdf?origin=publication_detail A Framework for the Analysis of the Price Level and Inflation by Warren Mosler: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sySbx6EHOAYpAjE4FGnYApdZNyY6rh79KzajZxSU884/edit?fbclid=IwAR2L_RC11e8H40f-QhnPSrWxDmPM0bq8sFSDVKV87UXqA75vgvxx322eVN4 Weimar Republic Hyperinflation through a Modern Monetary Theory Lens by Phil Armstrong and Warren Mosler: http://moslereconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Weimar-Republic-Hyperinflation-through-a-Modern-Monetary-Theory-Lens.pdf A list of MMT-informed campaigns and organisations worldwide: https://www.patreon.com/posts/47900757 We are working towards full transcripts, but in the meantime, closed captions for all episodes are available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEp_nGVTuMfBun2wiG-c0Ew/videos Show notes: https://www.patreon.com/posts/57313764
Shree maathrey namaha, here is a brief attempt at the 4th Kriti of Shree Dikshitar composed in the Kamboji raagam on Sarva SauBhagyadayaka chakram. Stay blessed, shree maathrey namaha.
On today's episode, Alan chats with mom, entrepreneur and thought leader Tanya Dalton about why we're doing so many things and how to declutter our lives. About Tanya Often described as a mix between Brené Brown and Stephen Covey, Tanya Dalton is a best-selling author, speaker, and nationally recognized productivity expert. Tanya serves as a growth strategist for female leaders. Her highly anticipated second book, On Purpose: The Busy Woman's Guide to an Extraordinary Life of Meaning and Success, will be on sale on October 12, 2021. In addition to having her first book, The Joy of Missing Out, being named one of the Top 10 Business Books of the year by Fortune Magazine, Tanya's podcast, The Intentional Advantage has received millions of downloads from listeners around the world. She is also a featured expert on several networks including NBC and Fox and is a VIP contributor for Entrepreneur.com. Tanya has been featured in some of the world's leading publications including Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, and Real Simple. She has been awarded the elite Enterprising Women Award and has been named the Female Entrepreneur to Watch for the state of North Carolina. Tanya is also the founder and CEO of inkWELL Press Productivity Co. a multi-million dollar company providing tools that work as a catalyst in helping women do less while achieving maximum success. Connect with Tanya Website Intentional Advantage Podcast with Tanya Dalton Books Level your leadership this fall Schedule your FREE breakthrough coaching session Invest in your leadership by joining free Right Side Up Community Receive weekly leadership tweaks with Tuesday Tuneup
In this special episode, Andrew Faris and Taylor Holiday, CEO of Common Thread Collective, talk with Orchid Bertelsen — CTC's new Chief Operating Officer. With six years of experience at Nestle USA, Orchid explains why operational leadership is no long a luxury for DTC ecommerce brands. “The problem isn't that people aren't willing to take hills. They're willing to take hills, but sometimes they take the wrong ones.”
What does success look like? How do you define it? Turns out people with the money and fancy cars aren't any happier than people without material success. It's how we define our own success and then measure up to that definition that makes all the difference. We talk about how to shape our own success in this episode. Find Polly Campbell at www.PollyCampbell.com And buy her newest book, You, Recharged now at your favorite bookstore.
Our special guest host all this week is Holly Firfer (Former CNN anchor and former radio co-host with Barnes). Shaq hosts and grabs the mic for a duet at an impactful fundraiser in Vegas. Harry Styles finally admits what Watermelon Sugar is about on stage. Adele teases a new single out this Friday. Whoopi gets a weak apology from a Shark.04:41 - Today in Pop Culture, J. Lo joins In Living Color, 199107:18 - Shaquille O'Neal's “The Event” raises 2.7M for children around Vegas and Atlanta09:52 - Harry Styles reveals Watermelon Sugar is about… 12:25 - Tom Morello releases “Highway to Hell” cover with Springsteen and Eddie Vedder13:45 - Alan Kalter (David Letterman announcer) dies at 7817:12 - Adele's single “Easy on Me” teased ahead of Friday's release18:48 - Don't mess with Whoopi22:21 - Santana releasing a new record Friday, single “Easy on Me”24:45 - Madonna admits some movie regrets28:11 - The Masked Singer digs deep for guest - spoiler alertThe Pop Culture Show is presented by Cap Maison Resort and Spa in St. Lucia. Use code "Rock Star" and get a free helicopter transfer from the airport. The Pop Culture Show is also sponsored by Big 5 Spiced Rum...save $5 off your first bottle with the code "POPCULTURE" thru Nov 1, 2021 at Big5Rum.com.The Pop Culture Show is rated “E” for everyone. Please, review and subscribe to The Pop Culture Show available on your favorite podcast network. Get Exclusive Pop Culture Show video interviews, video content and bonus video exclusively from our Instagram. Sign up for our Pop Cult and be the first to get show announcements, free stuff and insider information only available to cult members. Watch The Pop Culture Show TV channel for the most fun, interesting and intriguing guests and moments from the show available 24/7.Executive Producer: Steve BarnesHosts: Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram, Paul Cubby BryantIntern Producer: Lauren NobleFAIR USE COPYRIGHT NOTICE The Copyright Laws of the United States recognize a “fair use” of copyrighted content. Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act states:“NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 106 AND 106A, THE FAIR USE OF A COPYRIGHTED WORK, INCLUDING SUCH USE BY REPRODUCTION IN COPIES OR PHONORECORDS OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS SPECIFIED BY THAT SECTION, FOR PURPOSES SUCH AS CRITICISM, COMMENT, NEWS REPORTING, TEACHING (INCLUDING MULTIPLE COPIES FOR CLASSROOM USE), SCHOLARSHIP, OR RESEARCH, IS NOT AN INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT.” THIS VIDEO/AUDIO IN GENERAL MAY CONTAIN CERTAIN COPYRIGHTED WORKS THAT WERE NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED TO BE USED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER(S), BUT WHICH WE BELIEVE IN GOOD FAITH ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW AND THE FAIR USE DOCTRINE FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE REASONS NOTED ABOVE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIDEO OR OUR POSITION ON THE FAIR USE DEFENSE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT INFO@THEPOPCULTURESHOW.COM SO WE CAN DISCUSS AMICABLY. THANK YOU.
Working From Home on Your Land Business (LA 1609) Transcript: Steven Jack Butala: Steve and Jill here. Jill DeWit: Hello. Steven Jack Butala: Welcome to the Land Academy show, entertaining land investment talk. I'm Steven Jack Butala . Jill DeWit: And I'm Jill DeWit, broadcasting from the valley of the sun. Steven Jack Butala: Today, Jill and I talk about working from home on your land business. Jill DeWit: Pretty hot topic. Steven Jack Butala: It is. I saw that actually, I saw it, it ranked high... It falls under something I thought we all would've known and how this works but I get it though. Jill DeWit: Do you know what's so funny? It used to be, working from home on X, right? Meaning, you would have a second job, whatever gig, and now everybody's working from home. So, it's like, what do you happen to be working from home on? Does that make sense? Are you're working from home? No kidding. Is it your day job? You know what I mean? I'm just curious, so is the planet. Steven Jack Butala: It wasn't that long ago when someone said, she's working from home today? Jill DeWit: Right. Steven Jack Butala: And everybody would say, oh, she's getting nothing done and took the day off. Jill DeWit: Totally. Steven Jack Butala: It's just not the case at all- [crosstalk 00:00:59] Jill DeWit: She's doing laundry and she's watching movies- [crosstalk 00:01:01]. Steven Jack Butala: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Jill DeWit: And everything. Now, it has a whole new different meaning now, it's true. Steven Jack Butala: Before we get into it, let's take a question posted by one of our members on the landinvestors.com, online community is free. And don't forget to subscribe on the Land Academy YouTube channel and comment on the shows you like. Jill DeWit: I've got to add one little thing here too, by the way, home schooling has a whole new meaning now too. Steven Jack Butala: It's going to be interesting how this episode goes. Jill DeWit: Yeah. I know. Steven Jack Butala: Two cynical people talk about working from home. Jill DeWit: I know. Okay. All right. Back to the topic. Jeff wrote, I've been an instructor since 2008. Steven Jack Butala: Flight instructor. Jill DeWit: Okay. I thought of making flying an expense and probably would have been viable in the years before drones existed. I think you could do as an expense but be very costly compared to the low cost of getting the same photos from a drone. If you could expense the travel but it would be more expensive than the airlines. I think you could expense the travel but it'd be more expensive than the airlines, got it. So, Kevin, our moderator wrote, you can make anything an expense. Steven Jack Butala: Yep. Jill DeWit: Get the right CPA. That's true. When he interviewed my CPA he asked an important question, how far do you want me to push the tax laws? I tell him I'm going to push it right up to the limit of the law. Steven Jack Butala: Me too. Jill DeWit: I don't care if I'm audited, as long as we document everything. He said, no problem, I know what to do. I think that flying over land that you have an interest in, you can define what an interest means, will be deductible. You will probably get audited but make sure it's documented and handled correctly on the tax returns. I have done this with a trip in the car to another state, I drove by some parcels while I was the and noted the APNs. Totally, totally on the same page. Steven Jack Butala: So, I agree with just about everything that Kevin said but he left a couple of really important key phrases out. Is it ordinary and necessary for you to get your pilot license to fly over an airplane and get good footage? That depends on what type of business you have. If you are a pilot that specializes in land, in fact, we actually have a person in our group who buys vacant land in these airplane communities. Where you land on your own airstrip, taxi into the hangar that is attached to your house and you live there. So,
s5e5 Mark 1:21-28Demoniac in the synagogueSOMAScripture - Read and Re-read Mark 1:21-28 (read a section or 2 after this reading as well to understand context a little bit)Observations/Questions - Here are some of our observations and questions we had concerning this text:Interesting that the demoniac made his way into the synagogue...was this normal?What is the meaning of "Be Silent"? Any significance? Any significance to these "a" words used - astonished, authority, amazed?Why does Mark Link exorcism and teaching? (v 27)Why the monikers for Jesus from the demons like Nazareth and Holy One of God? "What is this?" is the question from the people - odd question isn't it to use "what"?Meaning - major takeaways we have gained from this text (not exclusive - just our notes)the Messianic secret - not sure how valid this is but many claim that Mark's intended meaning in this passage has to do with Jesus keeping people and demons silent concerning who He wasAuthority - teaching and the exorcism is definitely connected...Mark seems to intend for us to understand how much authority Jesus had...hence the question "What is this? Mark seems to maybe think that all of us should be asking this question. What are we going to do with Jesus?Application - what does this text mean FOR me not necessarily TO meWho is this Jesus? What does He mean for my life?Authority in my life? What are actually the authoritative voices I listen to? Looking at my calendar, wallet and passions...what do they say about who I listen to in life?Is it possible that Jesus is not that authority? How do I repent from allowing other things/people/etc. being authoritative in my life?Group Questions:What would have been your reaction to a demoniac finding his way into the synagogue and witnessing this confrontation with Jesus? What would be going through your mind before and after Jesus casted the demon(s) out?Do you believe in miracles? What miracles have you witnessed in your life?Who or what has authority in your life? (Could be multiple answers) - Explain why.What is something you can do or a decision you can make right now in order to make Jesus more of an authority in your life?Listen to NH podcasts on www.newhopechurch.cc/listenThe ALL New Hope Underground Podcast will be kicking off in 2022! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How deeply have you thought of your goals? Meaning have you actually visualized what your life would be like if you actually do accomplish them? Is it better? Or is it worse? Doing that type of work now allows you to double down on what you really want out of life and work even harder to make it a reality… We'll be exploring this topic and much more on today's #CabralConcept 2075 as we focus on not losing sight of where you're headed in life - Enjoy the show and let me know what you thought in the comments! - - - Show Notes & Resources: http://StephenCabral.com/2075 - - - Dr. Cabral's New Book, The Rain Barrel Effect https://amzn.to/2H0W7Ge - - - Join the Community & Get Your Questions Answered: http://CabralSupportGroup.com - - - Dr. Cabral's Most Popular At-Home Lab Tests: > Complete Minerals & Metals Test (Test for mineral imbalances & heavy metal toxicity) - - - > Complete Candida, Metabolic & Vitamins Test (Test for 75 biomarkers including yeast & bacterial gut overgrowth, as well as vitamin levels) - - - > Complete Stress, Mood & Metabolism Test (Discover your complete thyroid, adrenal, hormone, vitamin D & insulin levels) - - - > Complete Stress, Sleep & Hormones Test (Run your adrenal & hormone levels) - - - > Complete Food Sensitivity Test (Find out your hidden food sensitivities) - - - > Complete Omega-3 & Inflammation Test (Discover your levels of inflammation related to your omega-6 to omega-3 levels)
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Lights. Camera. Action! Dave and Reese take you inside some of their favorites films and shows. 71 to be exact. Maybe not deep inside but the following creative endeavors make it into the discussion... The Wolf of Wall Street What's Eating Gilbert Grape Friday Night Lights Baz Lurhman's Romeo & Juliet Dumb and Dumber Punch Drunk Love The Royal Tenenbaums Young Frankenstein Monty Python and the Holy Grail Monty Python's The Meaning of Life South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut Team America National Lampoon's Vacation Series Fletch Modern Problems The Graduate The Shining Molly Ringwald/John Hughes movies Lost When Harry Met Sally It's a Wonderful Life Rear Window Life Is Beautiful Titanic Noah Memento Life as a House Magnolia Jerry Maguire Top Gun Tropic Thunder Austin Powers Mission Impossible franchise Woody Allen/Annie Hall Bill Cosby Natural Born Killers Pulp Fiction The Sopranos Dexter Darkman The Big Lebowski Saw franchise Dawn of the Dead The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Rosemary's Baby The Shining (Again) Game of Thrones The Hunger Games True Blood Twilight 50 First Dates Firestarter Scream Cat's Eye Dr. Sleep House of Dragons The Many Saints of Newark Ray Donavan Nurse Jackie The Walking Dead World War Z From Here to Eternity Casablanca Gone with the Wind Breakfast at Tiffany's Man on the Moon The Truman Show Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Redemption Road The Majestic Citizen Kane War of the Worlds What are your favorites? Go behind the scenes, help shape our shows, and more. Subscribe to the Manic Joy email list.
Eve Eurydice speaks with Dinna Alexanyan. A man needs to go to a woman to have children. A man needs to Own exclusive rights to a womb. That's the real reason for the Patriarchy. The primal Reason for Marriage & Monogamy. We eliminated that reason long ago with DNA and paternity tests. We are going through the rituals of marriage and monogamy but the Meaning and the Necessity is absent. The Real Justification is Missing. It's a Cultural Lie. The old Need for Marriage for the Perpetuation of Species is no longer. It's a primordial Habit. It's a Bad Habit we can Break. We have legally and scientifically separated Sex and Love from procreation. It's a legal & scientific fact, but it's not a social & moral fact yet. Socially we are lagging far behind our own science. We must update our mores and conventions. In Patriarchy, we understand Relationship as Ownership. Because our knowledge of it all starts with man seeking an exclusive ownership of the womb. And man's urge gets mirrored back by women in love. We now conflate possession, esp. monetary possession, with love. We understand love as ownership, and love choice as risk ratio (the more you're willing to risk, the more you show your love). Monogamy is procreatively obsolete but in our Patriarchy, love is driven by who's the highest bidder. If we want true love, we must get the Government Out of Marriage. In place of Marriage, a couple can Come up with a public Marrying (& need be an advance Unmarrying) Ritual. If society takes the $ & perks out of Marriage, and if neither partner will lose the children, the property, the inheritance if they separate, if neither partner gets punished, if there's a preexisting legal agreement in case of an uncoupling, only then can a coupling begin to be authentic and not enforced and transactional. ⚡️ Dinna Alexanyan is a licensed Psychotherapist, Theta Healer, teacher, Mediator, ordained Minister with a private practice of over 18 years serving clients nationally and internationally clients coping with trauma. Dinna is the Founder and Director of Sybarite Productions, a nonprofit organization committed to the mentoring and employment of youth in the arts, while teaching the importance of mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing, including its infamous, 15+ year running, quarterly music, dance, film and art festival event - LOVEisLOVE Miami 10/16/21 and LOVEisLOVE WORLDWIDE. @sybariteproductions⚡️ For more Speak Sex, go to https://Speaksexpodcast.com ⚡️ For books, art, go to https://Eurydice.net ⚡️ For Apple podcast, subscribe to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/speak-sex-with-eve/id1448261953 ⚡️For video episodes, subscribe to https://YouTube.com/SpeakSexwithEveEurydice ⚡️ For support, go to https://anchor.fm/speaksex/support ⚡️ #speaksex #eveEurydice #Eurydice @eveeurydice --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/speaksex/message
18 to 29-year-olds that grew up as Christians 22% are Prodigals 30% are Nomads 38% are Habitual Churchgoers 10% are Resilient Disciples 5 PRACTICES OF RESILIENT DISCIPLES 1. THEY EXPERIENCE INTIMACY WITH JESUS WHICH FORMS A RESILIENT IDENTITY 2. DEVELOP MUSCLES OF CULTURAL DISCERNMENT IN A COMPLEX AND ANXIOUS CULTURE 3. THEY BUILD MEANINGFUL, INTERGENERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS 4. THEY ARE MOTIVATED AND TRAINED FOR VOCATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God's very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. “Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God's people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God's mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9-10 NLT 'A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. ' 1 Corinthians 12:7 NLT “A SPIRITUAL GIFT IS A SPECIAL SUPERNATURAL ABILITY THAT GOD GIVES TO EACH OF HIS CHILDREN SO THAT TOGETHER WE CAN ADVANCE HIS PURPOSES IN THIS WORLD.” -PASTOR CHRIS HODGES “Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Those rewards create almost as many problems as they solve. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will be at least a little bit different for our having passed through it.” Rabbi Harold Kushner Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 NLT 'In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. Romans 12:6 NLT FOUR LIVED TRUTHS OF A VOCATIONAL DISCIPLE 1. I CLEARLY SEE HOW THE WORK I AM DOING SERVES GOD 2. I FIND PURPOSE AND MEANING IN THE WORK I DO 3. AS A CHRISTIAN, IS IMPORTANT TO MOLD THE CULTURE OF MY WORKPLACE 4. I AM DRIVEN TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward. Colossians 3:23-24 NLT 1. WE HAVE TO DISCOVER OUR WHY 'You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.' Psalms 139:13-14 NLT “Humans were made to have meaning. Without purpose, life is meaningless. A meaningless life is a life without hope or significance. This is a profound statement and one that everyone should spend time pondering. God gives purpose. Purpose gives meaning. Meaning gives hope and significance. There is awesome truth contained within that logic.” Rick Warren QUESTION 1: WHAT DO YOU CRY ABOUT? QUESTION 2: WHAT DO YOU SING ABOUT? “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson QUESTION 3: WHAT DO YOU DREAM ABOUT? 2. WE UNDERSTAND SUSTAINABLE INFLUENCE IS BASED ON CHARACTER NOT TALENT You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. Matthew 5:14,16 NLT MARK 1: A WISE PERSON TRUSTS IN GOD MARK 2: A WISE PERSON WALKS IN HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS MARK 3: A WISE PERSON SEEKS GOOD COUNSEL MARK 4: A WISE PERSON USES WORDS WISELY MARK 5: A WISE PERSON EXERCISES SELF-CONTROL MARK 6: A WISE PERSON MANAGES THEIR RESOURCES MARK 7: A WISE PERSON LIVES IN PEACE 3. WE UNDERSTAND WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Ephesians 4:16 4. WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHERE WE ARE AT AND WE GROW INTO WHERE DESIRE TO BE.
This week on the show I had the pleasure of interviewing author, cross-cultural competence consultant and coach; Karen Hill Anton. She has written an amazing memoir called The View from Breast Pocket Mountain that I highly recommend! She has been living in Japan since the 1970's, and it was fascinating to hear about how she navigated her way here, motherhood, work and the various cultural differences she encountered. Karen had a lot of wisdom to share about adapting to new situations, dealing with other people's assumptions and discrimination, and how to build fortitude in challenging times. If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we'd love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me https://www.instagram.com/transformationswithjayne/?hl=ja (@transformationswithjayne) or https://www.speakpipe.com/TransformationswithJayne (send us a message here.) About Karen: Karen Hill Anton wrote the popular columns “Crossing Cultures” for The Japan Times, and “Another Look” for Chunichi Shimbun for fifteen years. She is a cross-cultural competence consultant and coach. Karen lectures widely on her experience of cross-cultural adaptation and raising four bilingual, bicultural children. She served on the internationalization advisory councils of Prime Ministers Keizō Obuchi and Ryutaro Hashimoto. Her work appears in The Meaning of Michelle (St. Martin's Press) and The Broken Bridge: Fiction from Expatriates in Literary Japan (Stone Bridge Press). Originally from New York City, she's achieved second-degree mastery in Japanese calligraphy, and has lived with her husband William Anton in rural Shizuoka prefecture since 1975. Acclaimed by reviewers and readers, her memoir The View From Breast Pocket Mountain has been awarded the SPR Gold Prize, and the Book Readers Appreciation Group Medallion. Links of things mentioned in this episode: The View from Breast Pocket Mountain - A Memoir https://www.karenhillanton.com/book (https://www.karenhillanton.com/book) Connect with Karen: Email: email@example.com Website: https://www.karenhillanton.com/ (https://www.karenhillanton.com/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Hill-Anton/100011023201347 (https://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Hill-Anton/100011023201347) IG: https://www.instagram.com/karenhillanton/ (https://www.instagram.com/karenhillanton/) LinkedIn: https://jp.linkedin.com/in/karen-hill-anton-47570a2 (https://jp.linkedin.com/in/karen-hill-anton-47570a2) Connect with Jayne: PodLaunch with Jayne:https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting ( https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting)
Today's topic is how to make meaning when nothing seems to make sense. How can we optimize and reconnect with whatever is happening in this moment, when feeling overwhelmed or out of flow? As with most strategies, we want to bring it back to basics. We need to re-remember what we care about, how we want to show up in our lives, and how we want to show up in relationships and at our jobs. By reconnecting with our values, we are integrating and making meaning at the same time. If we are trying to have everything all figured out, we miss out on those windows of simply enjoying the present moment. I don't believe that we have to figure everything out. To just be, that is what is most meaningful. When we seek to make meaning, we may miss out on the actual experience that is really meaningful. Making meaning can be as simple as recognizing and being aware of what is happening at this very moment. So here is a gently reminder to not take making meaning too seriously. We don't need to strive to make meaning out of our lives, we simply need to be present to acknowledge the meaning that is already there. In this episode: -What it looks like to force meaning into our lives -How to acknowledge meaning when we are overwhelmed -How to meaning make in our everyday lives
The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-465 – Murray – Modern Meditation (Audio: link) audio:http://www.RunRunLive.com/PodcastEpisodes/epi4465.mp3] Link Zero Prostate Cancer 2021 Boston - MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - Chris' other show à Intro: Hello my friends and welcome to episode 4-465 of the RunRunLive Podcast. Today we talk with Murray about a bunch of stuff. He's written a new book on modern meditations, which impresses me as one of those great books to help you with your morning practices. This weekend is the Chicago Marathon and Monday is the Boston Marathon. There are a bunch of people who are running both. Which is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity. This being the big collection of races that were postponed from the spring into the fall by Covid. It looks like Chicago is going to be a little warm. Remember the old rule of thumb says you should run 5 seconds per mile slower for every five degrees over 70. Like most old rules of thumb this probably more anecdotal than scientific advice. I will be running, well kinda running, my Boston virtual Sunday. I'm going to Run-walk it using the Galloway method and an 30-30 cadence. Meaning 30 seconds of running, and 30 seconds of walking. The knee seems to be responding well. Hopefully I don't hurt it with this escapade. If it still feels good I can start ramping my training back up, but one thing at a time. In section one I'll share what I've learned using run-walk to work through my injured knee. In section two I'm going to dust off an old piece about how to successfully implement change in your life. … It's still pretty warm up here in New England. The temps are only going down into the 50's at night and it's still raining a lot. Which means My garden is still kicking along with some odds and ends. I've got one last Swiss Chard that is providing some salad. Some robust Parsley as well. A couple green tomatoes – we'll see if they ripen up before the frost. I've got lots of mint and I've been thinking about drying it out for winter use. I've got some Brussel sprouts, but the cabbage worms are in them badly – so I'm not sure if I'll ever get anything out of them. My Zinnias are going strong, so is the second crop of raspberries. I cut the sunflowers and was attempting to dry them in a box but they got all moldy and had to be recycled. I ended up eating all the apples off the tree. There were a lot. I was eating like 6 a day. I did make a pie and a crisp as well. Towards the end I was sharing them with yellow jackets. These are the local angry bees. I never realized this but they actually eat into the ripe apples on the tree. They dig little channels in them. And finally – Ollie Wollie the Killer Collie graduated from K9 training with his certificate in basic dog stuff. Which was great. Yvonne was able to join me for every session so we got a consistency of training. He's not perfect, but he's 87% better. I can have him on the leash and he behaves. He waits patiently for the release command before going through the door. He has his own mat that is his ‘place' that we can put him on and he'll stay on it. And I've been run-walking with him on leash and he's pretty good with that. He really likes to pull though so it's a constant battle. It just goes to show you. Even old dogs can learn new tricks. On with the show! About Zero ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. Link to my ZERO page: (for Donations) … I'll remind you that the RunRunLive podcast is ad free and listener supported. What does that mean? It means you don't have to listen to me trying to sound sincere about Stamps.com or Audible.. (although, fyi, my MarathonBQ book is on audible) We do have a membership option where you can become a member and as a special thank you, you will get access to member's only audio. There are book reviews, odd philosophical thoughts, zombie stories and I curate old episodes for you to listen to. I recently added that guy who cut off is foot so he could keep training and my first call with Geoff Galloway. “Curated” means I add some introductory comments and edit them up a bit. So anyhow – become a member so I can keep paying my bills. … The RunRunLive podcast is Ad Free and listener supported. Section One – Run-Walk - … Murray Du Plessis Murray Du Plessis has studied and taught meditation for fifteen years and assisted the running of meditation centers in England, Burundi, Namibia, and South Africa. He has an MA in English education and is currently an assistant professor of English at Daegu University. He lives in Gyeongsan, South Korea, and is the author of Modern Meditations: 101 Ways to Slow Down and Connect to Spirit. Here is the Amazon link to my book: Modern Meditations: 101 Ways to Slow Down & Connect to Spirit: du Plessis, Murray: 9780738768359: Amazon.com: Books Modern Meditations: 101 Ways to Slow Down & Connect to Spirit [du Plessis, Murray] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Modern Meditations: 101 Ways to Slow Down & Connect to Spirit Section Two – Life Change - Outro Ok my friends we have meditated 101 times through the ed of episode 4-465 of the RunRunLive Podcast. Ohmmmm…. I'm still going to the gym. Twice a week. I do arms and shoulders one day and chest, back and abs the second. I'm not going down to the pond to swim anymore. I've decided I don't want to. I may swim at the gym, but swimming is kind of a high maintenance activity. Instead, I've been run-walking 3 miles or so 3 times a week. I'm still biking, but not this week because I'm in my taper, kinda. I've been throwing in some yoga to try to loosen up a bit. When I'm at the gym, after my weight sets, I roll out the mat in this other room where they do the classes. Usually I have it all to myself. So I can get into my bare feet and relax into a yoga session without bothering anyone. This Friday night, I was just finishing up my yoga and the kid came in to turn out the lights. I always forget they close early on Fridays. If he hadn't seen me I would have been locked in! I have mixed feelings about the marathon on Monday. I see the people checking in and taking pictures at the finish line. I remember that electric feeling of being there after 4-5 months of hard work. Lean and nervous and ready to go. I am very far away from that fitness right now. Like I said. Mixed feelings. I do have another race on the calendar. The Mill Cities Relay is ON for December 5th. I'm putting in a team of my old running buddies. If I come out of the Boston virtual healthy I'll see if I cant start slowly ramping it back up. Train for something in the spring. So that's it my friends. Mixed feelings and some ennui this fall racing season. Now my challenge is to turn those mixed feelings into a spark of hope an get back on the training wagon. The first time I ran Chicago was in 1998. I was hoping to go sub 3-hours there after coming off a 3:06 Boston. It didn't come to pass because I got called away on a business trip to London that sidelined my training. I ran ok, crashed a little at the end and missed my qualifying time. That was 23 years ago. How time flies. That's a lesson for all of us. Appreciate what you're doing today. In the blink of an eye it will be a memory. Take time to breath in the gratitude. Take time to breathe out the love. And I'll see you out there. My Apocalypse show -> MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - Rachel -> Coach Jeff ->
In episode 322 astrologer Diana Rose Harper joins the show to talk about the meaning of the planet Saturn in astrology, and what it signifies in a birth chart. Saturn is the furthest planet that is visible to the naked eye, and so it is the last of the traditional planetary bodies in our ongoing […]
In this episode we are joined by Joel Michael Reynolds for a wide-ranging discussion about disability theory. We dig into the relationship between disability and white supremacy, the idea of politics as differential capacitation, genomics and medicalization, justice as equity, and more. Naturally we put full-bore social constructivism on blast. Leftists gotta be materialists, you know?patreon.com/leftofphilosophy | @leftofphilReferences:Joel Michael Reynolds, “The Meaning of Ability and Disability.” Journal of Speculative Philosophy 33.3 (2019).Joel Michael Reynolds, “Genopower: On Genomics, Disability, and Impairment.” Foucault Studies 31 (forthcoming).Joel Michael Reynolds, “Disability and White Supremacy.” Critical Philosophy of Race (forthcoming).Joel has also graciously compiled a comprehensive list of literature related to disability theory and politics, which you can find here.Music: Vintage Memories by Schematist | schematist.bandcamp.com
If you feel out of touch, confused, or perhaps outgrown in your branding, this 1:1 conversation will give you so much food for thought. And that's the ticket - branding requires thought, exploration, contemplation. It is not just a defined set of visual parameters - more than anything else it is an aesthetic. Meaning, it's not something you can solely use analytics to create - because data can't tell you how fully someone connects, responds, or engages with your brand. It can only give you a rough outline of what was possibly perceived. To get past the parasocial barriers of the digital world and make real connections with your audience, focusing on the aesthetic of your brand - the way your brand affects others - will be the ticket to gain that engaged community. Now, this episode is the exploration of this, and the mini-blog gives you more concrete, foundational points to check-in on the effectiveness of the aesthetic your brand holds. In the mini-blog, we look at: How does your brand make people feel? What kind of action does it invite others to take? What kind of story are you telling? Listen in to get your wheels turning and read the mini-blog to learn how to transfer that energy into action.◗ ▸ BlitheMitrals.com/tuning-into-brand-aesthetic 〄 IG: @BlitheMitrals 〆 BrittanyMarie@BlitheMitrals.com ⑆ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/magical-realness/message
Welcome back to another episode of "The Meaning Of" podcast. Today, Andres, Sabrina, and RB3 dive into the deeper meanings behind the new "James Bond" series featuring Daniel Craig as 007. Follow our Instagram/Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstCutTMO https://www.instagram.com/firstcuttmo/ Drop us a voice message on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/the-meaning-of SUPPORT "The Meaning Of" Podcast by commenting on our APPLE PODCAST/SOUNDCLOUD feed. Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/2XIBxC7 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ZqP6GS Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-meaning-of-podcast Follow Andres on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SquadLeaderAce Follow RB3 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DirectorRB3 Follow Sabrina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sabrinaxmonica --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-meaning-of/message
Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most inspiring and visionary spiritual teachers in the world today. His bestselling books The Power of Now and A New Earth aim to help readers find freedom by living their lives in the present moment, instead of dwelling on the past or fretting about the future. The New York Times has described him as “the most popular spiritual author in the United States”, and in 2011, Watkins Review named him “the most spiritually influential person in the world”. Eckhart's teachings focus on the significance and power of Presence, a more awakened state of consciousness which can help us transcend our egos and reduce negative thinking. Eckhart sees this inner awakening as the essential next step in human evolution. This event was originally in February of 2012. Visit g.co/talksatgoogle/LivingWithMeaning to watch the video of this event.
Allan J. "Alonzo" Wind is a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), having worked on and off with the Agency primarily overseas on diplomatic assignments from 1990 to 1992 and 1999 to 2019 in the Peru, Nicaragua, Angola, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan and South Africa and the Southern Africa USAID Regional Missions. He provided oversight to U.S. government foreign aid development and humanitarian assistance, and supported U.S. Ambassadors as their senior development officer on multiple U.S. Embassy Country Teams. In South Africa he helped establish the Southern Africa Regional Leadership Center as part of President Obama's Young African Leadership Initiative, and contributed to other youth development efforts and business incubators. He previously worked as the Global Programme Coordinator for the International Save the Children Alliance Secretariat and as a Country Director and Health Sector Coordinator for different nonprofit private voluntary organizations including CARE and PLAN International in a range of countries including Ecuador, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and the United Kingdom. Mr. Wind began his career as a Rural Public Health U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador from 1980-1982, where he was widely known as "Doctor Alonzo." The Alonzo nickname stuck throughout life in many countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. He graduated from the University of Chicago. He is originally a New Yorker, and as a high schooler he was a "subway rat" attending the famous Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. There he studied creative writing for two years with his teacher, the famous Irish American writer and raconteur Frank McCourt. He has always been an avid science fiction fan and sometime writer, and notes that writing science fiction and other creative writing under McCourt was invaluable for future U.S. government work. His recent book ANDEAN ADVENTURES: An Unexpected Search for Meaning, Purpose and Discovery Across Three Countries has been a best-seller on Amazon and is available in paperback and ebook formats, in English and a Spanish translation. There is also now a recently released audio book narrated by the author on Audible, available on Amazon and iTunes. He and his wife currently reside in Fairfax County Virginia in the United States, while their adult daughter is in Africa on her own adventures. Mr. Wind serves on the Boards of Directors of different non-governmental organizations, including Hunger Relief International, supporting any way he can, their efforts with the most needy in Guatemala and Haiti. What we Discussed: - Peace Corp - USAID - How host countries react - Diplomatic assignments in Iraq - Afghanistan and the Withdrawal of Troops - Iraq after the War - Discussing the US involvement in creating leaders in other countries - Who foots the bill of restructuring - Chinese engagement in Africa - Selling Armaments to Terriorists - His Book and more How to Contact Allan: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alonzowind/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/allan.windauthor.39/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/ajawind/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/galacticemp More about Awakening: Follow me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/royawakening Podcast https://www.awakeningpodcast.org/ Video https://www.bitchute.com/channel/y2XWI0VCPVqX/
This episode is very special to me, it is only hosted by me. On this episode of Wise Time I discuss the seven spiritual laws of success. This book has changed my life for the better and also put on a path of spiritual enlightenment. You can have all the materialistic things in the world but still feel empty because you are not intellectually and spiritually wealthy. Hopefully you can be touched by this podcast the same way I was and be able to move towards living a more meaningful life.
This week, in the launch of Season 3. I'm talking to Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor who was introduced to me by last season's guest, Dr. Jeffrey Rediger. I loved this episode. It reminded me how much control we have over our lives - that we have agency to experience life how we want it and that by understanding how our brain works we can be even more empowered. It reminded me of this quote from Marcus Aurelius - you have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. It feels even more relevant in this time that we're living in. Dr. Taylor is a Harvard trained and published neuroanatomist. Her area of specialty was understanding how our brain creates our perception of reality by studying the differences between the postmortem brains of human individuals who were classified as either neuro-typical, with those diagnosed with severe mental illness. Ironically, in 1996 Dr. Taylor experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Her 2008 memoir, My Stroke of Insight, documented her experience with stroke and eight-year recovery and it spent 63 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list. She is an expert, both personally and professionally, about the neuroplasticity of our brain and our ability to not only recover from trauma, but about how we have the power to choose who and how we want to be in the world. In 2008 Dr. Taylor gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the Internet, which now has well over 27 million views. Also in 2008, Dr. Taylor was chosen as one of TIME Magazine's “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was the premiere guest on Oprah Winfrey's “Soul Series” web-cast. Her new book WHOLE BRAIN LIVING: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life blends neuroanatomy with psychology and teaches us how we can short-circuit our emotional reactivity and find our way to deep inner peace. Website: drjilltaylor.com. We spend about half our conversation talking about her new book, the four characters, and how understanding each of our four characters can help us achieve inner peace, satisfaction in life, and even help us improve our relationships. We also talk about... How the brain is structured & how it impacts our thoughts, feelings and actions and what makes us each different How our brains develop and what makes those with mental illness different How she recovered and healed from her stroke She takes me through an exercise of recognizing jealousy that helped me feel and has helped me feel empowered since She also told me chocolate was a vegetable so we're best friends Dr. Taylor's energy is effervescent and vibrant. She is an inspiration and a model of what living well means. As you listen to this conversation, try to apply the concepts and strategies to your own life. Is the an opportunity to create more spaciousness in your life so that you can be an observer allowing all parts of your brain work in harmony so that you can live with more meaning. LINKS: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor Whole Brain Living Book TED Talk Follow me on Instagram
We all need to redefine productivity in our lives. It's not about doing more, but about doing what's most important and truly meaningful. Productivity is our vehicle to intentional living and finding the happiness that we fail to see through the business. It's time we choose to stop being busy and live an intentional and extraordinary life. Today on the Redefining Wealth Podcast, we sat down with best-selling author, speaker, and nationally recognized productivity expert, Tanya Dalton. Tanya serves as a growth strategist for female leaders and her highly anticipated second book, On Purpose: The Busy Woman's Guide to an Extraordinary Life of Meaning and Success, is now available for Pre-order and can be found wherever books are sold on October 26, 2021. Key discussion points from this episode include: The Link Between Productivity and Purpose - 4:04 Living On Purpose - 7:08 Wayfinding - 17:09 Redefine Wealth For Yourself - 24:19 Discipline vs. Willpower - 29:50 The Fifth Why - 36:24 Connect With Tanya: Instagram: @tanya.i.dalton Website: https://tanyadalton.com/ On Purpose Book: https://tanyadalton.com/onpurpose Are you ready to use your voice to amplify your message in the marketplace? Your purpose deserves to be amplified and I want to invite you to check out my intentional online training, Podcast with Purpose. This training will teach you how to lean into your purpose, build a sustainable platform via a podcast and truly transform the lives of your listeners. To start your podcasting journey and launch a podcast that aligns with your purpose, visit: http://podcastwithpatrice.com/. Cathedral Your Thinking Takeaways "Living productively is about being intentional with our choices and how we live.” - Tanya Dalton “Goals are not the goal.” - Tanya Dalton “God has a vision for us and he knows the plans so much more than we do.” - Tanya Dalton “Winners quit all of the time.” - Tanya Dalton “Write your goals in pencil and allow them to shift.” - Tanya Dalton “The opposite of stuck is action.” - Tanya Dalton “We're able to do anything when we believe in ourselves.” - Tanya Dalton “Choose to create your time.” - Tanya Dalton Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let's dig into Tanya's responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Success is how I feel at the end of the day.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: "Family. Priorities. Impact." One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Tanya Dalton and to me the truth about wealth is it's available for every single one of us if we choose to open our eyes and see the abundance in this beautiful world.” LINKS: START HERE: https://patricewashington.com/starthere/ Check Out Our Website: https://patricewashington.com/ Become An Official Purpose Chaser: https://www.facebook.com/groups/redefiningwealthcommunity/?ref=bookmarks Find Me On Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.instagram.com/seekwisdompcw/ Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.facebook.com/SeekWisdomPCW/
Principles of fairness and justice have deep roots in the human psyche: we want to receive our fair share and a fair shake. When man injures man, we may protest, strive for redress, and measure wrong with morality—but what about godly misfortunes? Life, myth, and religion are rich with issues of injustice. Whether personal injury, social inequality, or divine mystery, over-insistence on fairness can lead to depression, resentment, and fixation. Instead, we must distinguish injustice from loss, recognize what can and cannot be changed, and orient to the future. Imprisoned in a concentration camp, Viktor Frankl later wrote, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's way.” Here's the dream we analyze: “I stood opposite my husband as he told me he'd found somewhere else to live, and with a mystery woman. I paced around; we were in a busy place. I reached for my phone, unsure whom to phone or text. I felt panic as I realized I wasn't sure who I could rely on, aware of a sense of burden. I didn't have a job yet; how would I support myself and our children? In the dream, I was aware there was a separation that felt as if I had instigated it in order for him to realize our marriage was worth saving. However, him moving on so swiftly made me feel as if I'd made a huge mistake. As I returned home, my neighbor invited me to a cafe to talk. I felt hungry, and junk food was placed in front of me. She wanted the gossip. I felt the urge to share but knew everyone would soon know about my husband leaving.” REFERENCE: Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006IU470/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_8Q0BT8KHK0WD6CCPAHWJ RESOURCES: Learn to Analyze your own Dreams: https://thisjungianlife.com/enroll/ Link to Lisa's lecture and workshop October 15-16, 2021: https://ofj.org/event/another-whom-we-do-not-know-dreams-as-the-voice-of-the-inner-companion/
Recently, I opened the doors to Glamhairus Academy, my signature course. It's a 9 week group implementation program and class started this week! Woo-hoo! While my doors were open, I got on a free 15 minute coaching call with several small business owners. Do you want to know what we all had in common?! We're multi-passionate entrepreneurs! Meaning: we have more than one way that we'd like to make money in our business. Is that you? If so, you're going to LOVE this episode! Xo~Gina Download your freebie here: https://glamhairus.mykajabi.com/Turn-Your-Passion-Into-Your-Business New to me? Start here! Http://Glamhairus.com Say hi to me on Social Media: http://pinterest.com/glamhairus/ http://Instagram.com/glamhairus http://linkedin.com/in/glamhairus http://twitter.com/glamhairus http://Glamhairus.com/blog Http://Facebook.com/Glamhairus https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJnxmxHv/ https://youtu.be/Rsf4KaKItio Join my private Facebook group where I teach other hairstylists and small business owners how to invest in themselves to create a significant income and impact in the world here: https://glamhairus.mykajabi.com/glamhairus-fb-community Listen to The Gina Scalpone Podcast here: iTunes Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Overcast Pocket Casts RadioPublic Anchor --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gina269/message
In this episode, Dr. Carmen and Kim talk about how to create resiliency toward stress. Meaning how to not become as stressed as frequently. Yes, we need to manage stress and we will experience stress but why not create a perspective that keeps you from getting stressed as much. We all know how toxic excessive/long-term stress is to our bodies. Creating inflammation, dis-ease, chronic diseases, acceleration of aging. To truly see changes we have to be proactive and move away from reactivity toward stress. Are you looking for books to help you learn about holistic healing? Books that address mental well-being, physical well-being, soul well-being. Join us in our monthly Holistic Book Club to explore the different areas. https://www.thriveandalignedhealing.com/book-club For more information about working with Dr. Carmen Jones ND https://www.drcarmenjones.com For more information about working with Life Coach Kimberly Jarman https://www.kimberlyjarmancoaching.com
Today, we're going to talk about how to tell if he's not over his ex. Now what's really interesting about this topic is that on our website, Ex Boyfriend Recovery, we mostly deal with people coming at it from the other side of the equation. Meaning they've been broken up with by an ex, they're […] The post Signs He's Not Over His Ex first appeared on Ex Boyfriend Recovery.
At the turn of the nineteenth century, European philologists were engaged in the study of Semitic languages and Indology, breaking with the past in many ways. To understand this period, Henning Trüper argues for the importance of a broad-ranging investigation into the production of scholarly knowledge, focusing especially on Semitic Orientalism, as a way to understand the deep epistemological crisis facing the field. In Orientalism, Philology, and the Illegibility of the Modern World (Bloomsbury Academic Press 2020), he argues that nineteenth century philologists, in their efforts to establish the explication of linguistic meanings as scientific, prioritized certain semantic language games over others, in particular referential ones. Exploring the tensions which arise between “philology of the real” (Realphilologie) and “philology of words” (Wortphilologie) Trüper uncovers the patchwork of methods which philologists employed in an attempt to construct a universal science—concluding that these practices have reverberating implications for the humanities even in the twentieth century and beyond. Malcolm Keating is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Yale-NUS College. His research focuses on Sanskrit philosophy of language and epistemology. He is the author of Language, Meaning, and Use in Indian Philosophy (Bloomsbury Press, 2019) and host of the podcast Sutras (and stuff). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
At the turn of the nineteenth century, European philologists were engaged in the study of Semitic languages and Indology, breaking with the past in many ways. To understand this period, Henning Trüper argues for the importance of a broad-ranging investigation into the production of scholarly knowledge, focusing especially on Semitic Orientalism, as a way to understand the deep epistemological crisis facing the field. In Orientalism, Philology, and the Illegibility of the Modern World (Bloomsbury Academic Press 2020), he argues that nineteenth century philologists, in their efforts to establish the explication of linguistic meanings as scientific, prioritized certain semantic language games over others, in particular referential ones. Exploring the tensions which arise between “philology of the real” (Realphilologie) and “philology of words” (Wortphilologie) Trüper uncovers the patchwork of methods which philologists employed in an attempt to construct a universal science—concluding that these practices have reverberating implications for the humanities even in the twentieth century and beyond. Malcolm Keating is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Yale-NUS College. His research focuses on Sanskrit philosophy of language and epistemology. He is the author of Language, Meaning, and Use in Indian Philosophy (Bloomsbury Press, 2019) and host of the podcast Sutras (and stuff). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Despair can be experienced as a universal breakdown of meaning, according to Paul Tillich. Today, I return to his work "The Courage to Be" to read and reflect on the courage to confront our anxiety and reality in the midst of the break down of meaning.
It's October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And truly, why I do what I do, with this podcast, with all the Rock Your Mojo live events, programs and mentorship, is dedicated to the cause of ending domestic violence and sexual assault. We continue to live through the health crisis of Covid, however long before Covid showed up, we've been dealing with the epidemic of Domestic Violence. But combined with the health crisis, incidents of abuse have dramatically increased and many affected are quarantined with their abuser. Mojo might seem like a separate or ‘soft' topic when it comes to something like Domestic Violence. But hear me out, anyone like me who's experienced it knows that one of the little talked about bi-products from those experiences, is disassociation. Meaning, becoming disassociated from your own body. Which makes total sense due to the trauma. The body learned that it was an unsafe place to be. But here's the thing. Your MOJO, which is your actual life force that informs your vitality, joy, pleasure, connectedness and so much more in life, IS LOCATED IN your body. Specifically, the home of your mojo is your power center, located between your belly button and pubic bone. From the front surface of your body all the way to the back. So, you can see how tough it can be to access your mojo if you suffer from disassociation. However, with education, support, accurate mentoring and community, it can be extremely powerful and simple to reestablish the Mojo connection—and therefore, your enthusiasm for life. Which is why, all the Friday episodes this month are dedicated to conversations that support you in this way. Two other critical things this month: 1. If you need support due to domestic violence or trauma related to it, there are links below in the show notes of organizations and hotlines that you can reach out to right away. 2. If you'd like to support organizations that are doing important work and heavy lifting in these areas, there are links here AND on therealundressed website to the three organizations I personally support. VDAY, Peace Over Violence and Planned Parenthood. As always, these episodes are FOR YOU. And I invite you and encourage you to speak your truth….for when you do, it sets you free. === If you have experienced domestic violence and are in need of crisis support, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) For a list of resources and tools, visit Domestic Violence Awareness Project here: https://www.dvawareness.org/
Adulthood often comes with a narrowing of therapeutic options that unfortunately are becoming even more thinned out due to recent policy. In this episode we pick up from a line of thought introduced in episode 150 regarding supports that affirm Neurodiversity and how value is ascribed to disability communities. Ableist lines of thinking are having a catastrophic impact on support services for the most vulnerable. These impacts in policy will be very hard to reverse once implemented and many advocates are unaware that the advocacy movements they are supporting may actually be ableist at the core and incredibly harmful to those we wish to champion About the Guest: Ashley Kim Weiss Ashley is an entrepreneur and disability advocate who currently serves as the National Coordinator for Together for Choice. She is also the President & CEO of Elevare Community, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create supportive residential communities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Prior to Elevare, Ashley was the co-founder and Executive Director of Villa de Vida, a non-profit organization building an affordable housing community for adults with developmental disabilities in San Diego. Ashley holds a bachelor's degree in Finance and Management from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Claremont Graduate University's Drucker School of Business. Ashley joined the show in Season 2 for an in depth conversation on the Fair Labor Laws and HCBS scrutiny. Find that episode in the Advocacy Series, Episode 67: HCBS Waiver, Fair Labor Laws, and Advocating for Choice.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi was detained at Guantanamo Bay without charge for 14 years. His best-selling memoir ‘Guantánamo Diary: The Fully Restored Text' and movie ‘The Mauritanian' are available now. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: Helix Sleep: Go to www.Helixsleep.com/Jordan for $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows. Dr. Jordan Peterson's guest Mohamedou Ould Slahi shares his experience with more than a decade of torture and depression in Guantánamo Bay. Mohamedou starts with his childhood and guides us through his journey across Germany and Canada. The life-changing phone call and his hard-to-hear torture sessions are shared as he explains the change he experienced in his beliefs. Check out this episode to listen to how his 14 years of pain ended. Mohamedou Ould Slahi was detained for 14 years at Guantanamo Bay detention camp without charge. Though the Mauritanian citizen continued journaling while imprisoned, the U.S. government declassified it. In January 2015, the diary became an international bestseller and a 2021 drama film titled “The Mauritanian”. Read Mohamedou's memoir: http://guantanamodiary.com/ Watch the trailer of The Mauritanian on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WJSjln30BQ Follow Mohamedou on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mohamedouould - Subscribe to the “Mondays of Meaning” newsletter here: https://linktr.ee/DrJordanBPeterson Follow Dr. Peterson: Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/JordanPetersonVideos Twitter - https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Instagram - https://instagram.com/jordan.b.peterson Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/drjordanpeterson Website: https://jordanbpeterson.com/ Visit our merch store: https://shop.jordanbpeterson.com/ Interested in sponsoring this show? Reach out to our advertising team: firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
"Man's search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life and not a 'secondary rationalization' of instinctual drives. This meaning is unique and specific in that it must and can be fulfilled by him alone; only then does it achieve a significance which will satisfy his own will to meaning." —Viktor E. Frankl First published in Germany in 1946, Viktor Emil Frankl's seminal work Man's Search for Meaning and the desire to write his first book (to be titled The Doctor and the Soul: An Introduction to Logotherapy) that largely gave him the will to live while imprisoned at Auschwitz during WWII. Marrying psychology and philosophy, a primary focus of his work throughout his life, Frankl shares "Certainly, my deep desire to write this manuscript anew helped me to survive the rigors of the camps I was in." Now with more than 16 million copies sold worldwide, Man's Search for Meaning continues to be a book to read, understand and reread. While not having the opportunity to read it until now, I am grateful that at least I finally did read it, and I would like to share with you today nine lessons learned about the importance of finding meaning in our lives. Much of the premise of a simply luxurious life is centering our lives, our selves, or perhaps a better word is grounding ourselves in priorities that marry what we can uniquely give, but also what the world desperately needs to progress and cultivate a more civil, loving and peaceful place for not only ourselves, but future generations. At first, such a task given to each of us may sound ginormous and far too weighty a task, but when we drill down, ultimately, love, sincere love, being able to share our true selves and be accepted begins to create a harmony of contentment that cannot help but create a symphonic awareness grounded in a desire to live more peacefully and lovingly with each other. Too far reaching some may contest, but if my own life journey, which indeed is filled with good fortune and privilege beyond my choice or control, demonstrates, when we have not found our meaning, when we are discontent, building healthy relationships is incredibly difficult, and often fraught as while trying to make sense of our lack of purpose, we displace our pain, so I wholeheartedly find worthwhile value in exploring what Viktor Frankl teaches, and hope it will offer tools for you as well to tap into what gives you meaning and share it with not only the world but yourself so that your everydays may be full of contentment. Let's take a look at the nine lessons. 1.Choose to pursue the will to meaning Frankl defines the will to meaning as "the striving to find a concrete meaning in personal existence". For when we find our individual will to meaning, the healing begins. Existential frustration subsides, neuroses find solutions, anxieties wane and contentment soars. 2. Find your meaning, find your way forward Frankl shares an anecdote of an American diplomat who came to his (Frankl's) in Vienna discontent with his current career. Following five unfruitful years with his former psychological analyst who claimed the discontent came from the need to reconcile himself with his father as the analyst made a parallel with the father and the U.S. being a superior figure, upon visiting Frankl, and following only a few visits, the patient realized with clarity that his "will to meaning was frustrated by his vocation, and he actually longed to be engaged in some other kind of work. As there was no reason for not giving up his profession and embarking on a different one, he did so, with most gratifying results." 3. Nothing is wrong with you if you feel existential distress; in fact, you are heading in the right direction Frankl points out, moreso for practicing therapists, to not equate existential distress with mental disease. Asserting, "it is [the task of the therapist], rather, to pilot the patient through [their] existential crises of growth and development." So often in my own life journey, the distress of frustration by my career, my relationships (or lack thereof), and what I was meant to do with my finite days on earth, felt as though it was a burden, not good fortune. Something was 'wrong' with me for not having figured out my life journey immediately, quickly and feeling at ease. Thankfully, the opposite is true, all was well. I was listening to myself, I was acknowledging something didn't 'fit', what I was giving, what I was spending my time doing either wasn't enough or it wasn't aligned with my talents and what the world potentially needed. In this post - 9 Ways to Think Like a Monk, as taught by Jay Shetty - Shetty's idea of Dharma is shared. Passion + Expertise + Usefulness = Dharma In many ways, finding our Dharma is to find our will to meaning. 4. The unexpected gift of tension "What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him." I chose to bold the phrase 'freely chosen' because I find it to be an essential element to finding true contentment. Even if your life is charmed, yet you still feel discontent and frustration, yet society applauds, your family applauds, your friends cheer for what you are doing with your life, most likely, you have unconsciously not chosen for yourself the life you are living, but rather have been steered by approval, expectation and mores to take the steps and make the choices you have without truly acknowledging what you long for. Which leads me to the next item on the list, but first . . . Welcoming tension in your life must be thoughtfully done. After all, unnecessary stress is harmful to our health. No, what Frankl means by stating tension is healthy has everything to do with pursuing what gives you meaning. If you derive meaning from advocating for a cause, then the path forward will undoubtedly be fraught as you are striving for progress, but you strive forward anyway because it is your will to meaning. If you derive meaning from raising a family, nurturing your children as to give them their own wings with which to fly, the journey together will be a mingle of emotions, but you strive forward because it is your will to meaning. If you derive meaning from contributing through your chosen career path to improve the lives of others, you navigate through the frustrations, setbacks and hurdles because it is your will to meaning and you know why you are pursuing it. When the path we are on does not fulfill our will to meaning, similar to the anecdote of the American diplomat mentioned above, then the tension becomes unhealthy. Then we must be frank with ourselves and find the courage to change course and bravely do so, not only for our own well being, but for those we love and the world at large. Why? Because the world needs what you uniquely have to give. Figure out what that is and then begin giving what you discover. Your tension will be reduced to a healthy amount and your contentment will soar. 5. Discover what you long for and find your contentment The term Logotherapy as defined by Viktor E. Frankl derives its meaning from the Greek root Logos which is defined as "meaning". Logotherapy "strives to find a meaning in one's life as the primary motivational force of man". Logotherapy opens itself up while including 'instinctual facts within the individual's unconscious [it] . . . also cares for existential realities, such as the potential meaning of his existence to be fulfilled as well as his will to meaning." In other words, Logotherapy assists the patient to become aware of "what he actually longs for in the depth of his being". Understanding the language of your true self can sometimes be difficult and take time especially if we have suppressed it for some time; however, we are each capable of learning our language when we choose to be a student of ourselves. As I share in my About page (I recently updated it to reflect more accurately and specifically what TSLL is all about, but the shared portion below remains the same as it did in 2009), while I valued and gave my all to teaching, in 2009 I finally acknowledged that something wasn't entirely being satiated by solely working in the classroom." (see the excerpt below) The Simply Luxurious Life came into fruition in 2009 when I realized the life I enjoy living—a life full of simplicity, yet punctuated with everyday luxuries found even in the most routine of days, was something I wanted to explore more fully due to the immense contentment it brought into my life. In fact, I needed to explore it more intentionally because while many people didn't understand how I could live well and contentedly on the everyday income as a public school teacher (I retired in 2021 after twenty years), I had a curiosity for the world, especially the French culture followed by my appreciation for the British countryside and their gardening wonderland, that wasn't entirely being satiated by working in the classroom. And this is an example of our lives speaking to us. Thankfully I listened and decided to share my discoveries, passions, and ideas as a way to inspire others so that they too could find their passion as a way to living a life full of true contentment by clearing out the clutter (figurative and literal) and bringing in the luxurious necessities to enliven and inspire each day no matter what their income, age, location or relationships status. —TSLL's About page (Start Here) When we find meaning, even if nobody else understands why such a path speaks to us and brings us to life, we have found the motivation of infinite energy, creativity, tenacity and strength. 6. Find your meaning, eradicate boredom Frankl coins the term 'Sunday neurosis" as "that kind of depression which afflicts people who become aware of the lack of content in their lives when the rush of the busy week is over and the void within themselves becomes manifest." He goes on while speaking about the existential vacuum to share that without the will of meaning, and with the improved automatization of our 21st century, "many will not know what to do with all of their newly acquired free time". Which is to say boredom, anxiety, distress and lack of direction cause more solvable problems that he argues can be largely solved when we find our will to meaning. This is not to say you have to be busy every moment, pack your schedule with appointments; in fact, I would argue, it is the opposite. Or perhaps, more accurately, it is a knowing what supports and nourishes your will to meaning and thereby finding comfort with your down-time that is a part of your self-care and confidently engaging in your productive time when on task. 7. Your next best step toward meaning is what is best for you "The meaning of life differs from [person] to [person], from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment." I found it helpful to note that Frankl directly advises not to search for an abstract meaning of life, but rather a concrete 'assignment which demands fulfillment'. In other words, don't commodify yourself, but rather what is it you bring that is helpful and that you find fulfillment in giving? "Thus, everyone's task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it." 8. Finding strength during times of suffering "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." Just as Frankl's own life exemplifies harnessing his will to meaning to survive the unthinkable tragedies and struggles during WWII, he writes, "In some way, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice." However, and this is crucially important to absorb, he continues on in the same section of the book to point out "But let me make it perfectly clear that in no way is suffering necessary to find meaning. I only insist that meaning is possible even in spite of suffering—provided, certainly, that the suffering is unavoidable." 9. Hold yourself in the present fully for all the days of your life Frankl writes that we must refrain from being pessimistic and instead be activistic when it comes to our human existence. That is to say, "The pessimist resembles a man who observes with fear and sadness that his wall calendar, from which he daily tears a sheet, grows thinner with each passing day. On the other hand, the person who attacks the problems of life actively is like a man who removes each successive leaf from his calendar and files it neatly and carefully away with its predecessors, after first having jotted down a few diary notes on the back. He can reflect with pride and joy on all the richness set down in these notes, on all the life he has already lived to the fullest." He goes on to suggest there is no need to envy the young because we have lived fully each of our days, holding ourselves in the present, motivated by our will to meaning, and "instead of possibilities . . . have realities [from our past experiences] . . . not only the reality of work done and of love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered." Just as happiness cannot be experienced in every moment, suffering cannot be wholly avoided when we find our will to meaning and let it guide us forward. However, by holding ourselves in the present moment, while we cannot avoid experiencing the loss of loved ones, we can love fully, so that when we reflect, we are filled with joy and reminded of the riches of our lives, riches we, by bravely living well, engaging with our humanity, courageously stepping into what we discover is our will of meaning, helped to bring forth into our lives. Upon learning about Viktor E. Frankl's approach to therapy and perspective on the meaning of humans, I found an alignment that has unconsciously spoke to me to honor for decades. Although never making sense, and not having the opportunity, nor pursuing more intentionally philosophy courses in college, the ideas danced about in my mind, and while I, at the time, wanted them to leave me alone because they were so perplexing, they thankfully waited for me to make sense of them, to trust them. The world swirling around us via media, messaging, our community can be deafening and hold us off course if we let it. But when we understand that the feeling of frustration is actually a sign that we are hearing our inner voice, we can find peace. Because in that moment of aha, we can take a breath, and continue to pursue the questions that keep bouncing around in our mind, because, if my own journey is any indication it is a path that will lead you to everyday contentment. I do hope you enjoy this week's episode of the podcast. Thank you for stopping by and tuning in. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. 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In this 99th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode we discuss whether understanding science destroys our sense of awe. We ask how gazing out across the ocean, or into a vast and dark night sky, affect our sense of our own humanity, and what Roger Scruton had to say on the subject, in “Effing the Ineffable.” We follow this with discussions of necessity and sufficiency in scientific investigation; the fact that Tylenol is dangerous for pregnant women and children; why talking about pregnant people rather than women is disrespectful and suggestive of an anti-scientific worldview; Molnupiravir and its effects; and parenting in the modern era. Finally, we discuss the success and fate of our book, A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century, which is a best-seller despite being widely unavailable.Get your Goliath shirts right here: store.darkhorsepodcast.orgHeather's newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comSupport the sponsors of this show:Allform: Get 20% off any order (of a beautiful sofa) from Allform at https://allform.com/darkhorse.Public Goods: Get $15 off your first order at Public Goods, your new everything store, at https://www.publicgoods.com/darkhorse or with code DARKHORSE at checkout.*****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for at amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQAHeather's newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind more from us on Bret's website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather's website (http://heatherheying.com).Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon.Get your Goliath shirts right here: store.darkhorsepodcast.orgLike this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret's Paypal.Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Check out our other channel: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/oIPVUl4DWtw*****Mentioned in this episode:A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: https://huntergatherersguide.com available at Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-hunter-gatherers-guide-to-the-21st-century-heather-heying/1138713718?ean=9780593086889Vullioud et al 2021. Increases in glucocorticoids are sufficient but not necessary to increase cooperative burrowing in Damaraland mole-rats. Hormones and Behavior, 135: 105034: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0018506X21001136 Tylenol Could Be Risky for Pregnant Women – A New Review of 25 Years of Research Finds Acetaminophen May Contribute to ADHD and Other Developmental Disorders in Children: Lay-article published on “naked capitalism”: https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/10/tylenol-could-be-risky-for-pregnant-women-a-new-review-of-25-years-of-research-finds-acetaminophen-may-contribute-to-adhd-and-other-developmental-disorders-in-children.html Bauer et al 2021. Paracetamol use during pregnancy—a call for precautionary action. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, pp.1-10: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41574-021-00553-7Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)