In this episode, Jeannette talks to Raamon Newman the co-founder and CEO of New Mavericks, which is a global leadership development consultancy. He has led an eclectic life as a pro-level athlete, meditating monk, author, and business leader. During his 10 years as a monk, he learned how to still his mind, find fulfilment and help others to do the same. Before co-founding his consultancy. Raamon and Jeannette discuss how learning to relax on a much deeper level, relieves emotional tension, which naturally leads to achievement. Something that Raamon has been teaching business leaders for many years. Including one CEO who took his business from 1 billion to 7 billion in just 7 years. Raamon explains how ordinary people can engage their leadership mind and shares details of the new App he is launching to help them to do exactly that. KEY TAKEAWAYS Most of us chase achievement, hoping that we will feel fulfilled, which is the wrong way around. When you have inner fulfilment, achievement follows naturally. When your mind is settled, you experience very little emotional tension, which leads to calmness even when under great stress. Having a strong clear vision is a far more effective persuader than any verbal argument you present. Clarity of mind enables you to see opportunities sooner and know what steps you need to take. When you are who you really are at the deepest level, you spontaneously take the right action. Our vision and our purpose are really an extension of who we are. Everyone has a purpose, but that purpose is always evolving. When you make a decision make sure that you really believe in it yourself. In business, most decisions are made on how you feel. You rarely have all of the information, so you have to go with your gut. Too many of today´s business leaders are actually followers that don´t make empowering evolutionary decisions for themselves. They default too much to what they hear in the media. People now want to take care of their minds just as much as they do their bodies. If you see something that you like in life, be bold, and go grab it. BEST MOMENTS ‘Achievement comes and goes … the ultimate goal is fulfilment.' ‘The more you can see something in yourself the more likely you can help others to see it too.' ‘Follow your own innate nature.' This is the perfect time to get focused on what YOU want to really achieve in your business, career, and life. It's never too late to be BRAVE and BOLD and unlock your inner BRILLIANCE. If you'd like to join Jeannette's FREE Mastermind just DM Jeannette on email@example.com or sign up via Jeannette's linktree https://linktr.ee/JLinfoot VALUABLE RESOURCES Brave, Bold, Brilliant podcast series - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/brave-bold-brilliant-podcast/id1524278970 Free Business Seminar - https://mailchi.mp/jeannettelinfootassociates/impact-sem-sept EPISODE RESOURCES The Science of Protection by Raamon Newman - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Science-Protection-Leaders-Advantage-Stellar/dp/1735345806/ New Mavericks website: https://www.newmavericks.com Science of Protection website: https://www.scienceofprotection.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raamonnewman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raamonnewman/ ABOUT THE GUEST Raamon Newman is Co-founder & CEO of New Mavericks, a global leadership development consultancy based in Los Angeles, Melbourne, and Sydney. He has worked with over 50 top CEOs and execs of billion-revenue companies for more than 20 years, providing them with techniques to achieve high leadership capacity, avert problems, and seize growth opportunities. With a drive for helping people develop a sense of protection in any market, Raamon is also co-author of The Science of Protection: How Leaders Gain an Unfair Advantage to Create Stellar Success. His book helps leaders enhance their progress through mental optimization and skills. Everything required to support their vision can be developed within, and Raamon is an expert in showing them how. He is a former top-three nationally ranked track athlete, national cross country team winner, state championship-winning rugby player, environmental products entrepreneur, 10-year full-time meditating monk, Meisner trained actor, a philanthropist, and a graduate from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing. ABOUT THE HOST Jeannette Linfoot is a highly regarded senior executive, property investor, board advisor, and business mentor with over 25 years of global professional business experience across the travel, leisure, hospitality, and property sectors. Having bought, ran, and sold businesses all over the world, Jeannette now has a portfolio of her own businesses and also advises and mentors other business leaders to drive forward their strategies as well as their own personal development. Jeannette is a down-to-earth leader, a passionate champion for diversity & inclusion, and a huge advocate of nurturing talent so every person can unleash their full potential and live their dreams. 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Sometimes, the one thing you want the most, is oftentimes the best thing that never happens. Maybe you can recall one of those moments in your own life; where you worked SO hard for something and it just didn't work out the way you had planned. But in the end, it got you to where you are today. Today's guest, David Nurse, calls these happy little accidents “breakthroughs”, which is exactly what this episode is all about. More than anything, David wanted to play in the NBA. But when his dreams didn't come true the way he had envisioned, it didn't stop him. He simply pivoted. Instead of becoming a player, he decided to become a coach, and eventually landed a position with the Brooklyn Nets. Not long after he joined the team, a new head coach came in and fired everyone—including David. Naturally, this wasn't the outcome he was looking for, but it opened doorways he never knew existed. And in the end, getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to him. David's now an NBA mindset strategist, life optimisation coach, author, podcaster, and speaker who inspires audiences all over the world. Had it worked out in Brooklyn, not only would it have limited his success, but he wouldn't have met his wife, who he now shares a wonderful life with in L.A. In this episode, you'll learn the unconventional story of how David made it into the NBA, his unique strategies for building relationships with world-renowned experts (despite starting with no money and no connections), and how to use his Breakthrough Formula to realize your potential, push through limitations, and achieve things you never knew were possible. Here's just some of what we get into: David shares his incredible journey from dreaming to play in the NBA, to working as a coach for the Brooklyn Nets. How David landed a meeting with L.A. Clippers GM, Gary Sacks, with no money and no connections—a simple tactic anyone can use to expand their network! Become a connector and get world renowned experts to join you for dinner—even if they don't know who you are! When the word “potential” is limiting to your success. Discover the “Breakthrough Formula”, so you can realize your potential, push through limitations, and achieve things you didn't know were possible. Why balance is overrated and obsession is a good thing. Want the Full Show Notes? To get access to the full show notes, including audio, transcripts, and links to all the resources mentioned, visit JustinDonald.com/58 Get the Lifestyle Investor Book! To get access to The Lifestyle Investor: The 10 Commandments of Cashflow Investing for Passive Income and Financial Freedom visit JustinDonald.com/book Rate & Review If you enjoyed today's episode of The Lifestyle Investor, hit the subscribe button on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, iHeart Radio, or wherever you listen, so future episodes are automatically downloaded directly to your device. You can also help by providing an honest rating & review. Reviews go a long way in helping us build awareness so that we can impact even more people. THANK YOU! Connect with Justin Donald Facebook YouTube Instagram LinkedIn Twitter
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, and it's been downhill for New World peoples ever since. Today we look at residential schools, the occupation of Alcatraz by Indians of All Tribes, the Oka crisis (aka the Mohawk resistance), and Sacheen Littlefeather's Oscar speech. YBOF Book; Audiobook (basically everywhere but Audible); Merch! Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs .Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Support the show Music by Kevin MacLeod, Steve Oxen, David Fesliyan. Links to all the research resources are on our website. Late summer, 1990. The protest had been going on for two months; tensions were escalating. Soldiers had been dispatched to enforce the government's will, but the Kahnawake Mohawk weren't going to give up another inch of their land. 14 year old Waneek and her 4 year old sister Kaniehtiio were there with their activist mother when the violence started. Waneek tried to get little Tio to safety when she saw a soldier who had taken her school books from her weeks prior...and he stabbed her in the chest. My name's... One of my goals with this podcast is to tell the stories that don't get told, the stories of people of color and women. It's not always easy. Pick a topic to research and it's white men all the way down. But, even when I haven't been struggling with my chronic idiopathic pulmonary conditions, as I've been for the past three acute months, I've dropped the ball. Mea culpa. So let me try to catch up a little bit here as we close out November and Native American Heritage month. And since the lungs are still playing up a bit, I'm tagging past Moxie in to help, though I've done with I can to polish her audio, even though I lost more than 100 episodes worth of work files when I changed computers and deleted the hard drive on my right rather than the hard drive on my left. Today's episode isn't going to be a knee-slapping snark fest, but the severity of the stories is the precise reason we need to tell them, especially the ones that happened relatively recently but are treated like a vague paragraph in an elementary school textbook. Come with me now, to the 1960's and the edge of California, to a rocky island in San Francisco bay. Yes, that one, Alcatraz, the Rock. After the American Indian Center in San Francisco was destroyed in a fire in October 1969, an activist group called “Indians of All Tribes” turned its attention to Alcatraz island and the prison which had closed six years earlier. I'm going to abbreviate Indians of All Tribes to IAT, rather than shorten it to Indians, just so you know. A small party, led by Mohawk college student Richard Oakes, went out to the island on Nov 9, but were only there one night before the authorities removed them. That didn't disappoint Oakes, who told the SF Chronicle, “If a one day occupation by white men on Indian land years ago established squatter's rights, then the one day occupation of Alcatraz should establish Indian rights to the island.” 11 days later, a much larger group of Indians of All Tribes members, a veritable occupation force of 89 men, women and children, sailed to the island in the dead of night and claimed Alcatraz for all North America natives. Despite warnings from authorities, the IAT set up house in the old guards' quarters and began liberally, vibrantly redecorating, spray-painting the forboding gray walls with flowers and slogans like “Red Power” and “Custer Had It Coming.” The water tower read “Peace and Freedom. Welcome. Home of the Free Indian Land.” And of course I put pictures of that in the Vodacast app. Have you checked it out? I'm still getting the hang of it... The IAT not only had a plan, they had a manifesto, addressed to “The Great White Father and All His People,” in which they declared their intentions to use the island for a school, cultural center and museum. Alcatraz was theirs, they claimed, “by right of discovery,” though the manifesto did offer to buy the island for “$24 in glass beads and red cloth”—the price supposedly paid for the island of Manhattan. Rather than risk a PR fall-out, the Nixon administration opted to leave the occupiers alone as long as things remained peaceful and just kinda wait the situation out. The island didn't even have potable water; how long could the IAT stay there? Jokes on you, politicians of 50 years ago, because many of the occupiers lived in conditions as bad on reservations. They'd unknowingly been training for this their entire lives. Native American college students and activists veritably swarmed the island and the population ballooned to more than 600 people, twice the official capacity of the prison. They formed a governing body and set up school for the kids, a communal kitchen, clinic, and a security detail called “Bureau of Caucasian Affairs.” Other activists helped move people and supplies to the island and supportive well-wishers send money, clothes and canned food. Government officials would travel to the island repeatedly to try, and fail, to negotiate. The IAT would settle for nothing less than the deed to Alcatraz Island, and the government maintained such a property transfer would be impossible. The occupation was going better than anyone expected, at least for the first few months. Then, many of the initial wave of residents had to go back to college and their places were taken by people more interested in no rent and free food than in any cause. Drugs and alcohol, which were banned, were soon prevalent. Oakes and his wife left Alcatraz after his stepdaughter died in a fall, and things began to unravel even more quickly. By May, the sixth month of the occupation, the government dispensed with diplomatic efforts and cut all remaining power to Alcatraz. Only a few weeks later, a fire tore across the island and destroyed several of Alcatraz's historic buildings. Federal marshals removed the last occupiers in June of the second year, an impressive 19 months after they first arrived, six men, five women and four children. This time, when laws were passed after an act of rebellion, they were *for the rebels, which many states enacting laws for tribal self rule. When Alcatraz opened as a national park in 1973, not only had the graffiti from the occupation not been removed, it was preserved as part of the island's history. People gather at Alcatraz every November for an “Un-Thanksgiving Day” celebrating Native culture and activism. RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL The American government took tens of thousands of children from Native families and placed them in boarding schools with strict assimilation practices. Their philosophy - kill the Indian to save the man. That was the mindset under which the U.S. government Native children to attend boarding schools, beginning in the late 19th century, when the government was still fighting “Indian wars.” There had been day and boarding schools on reservations prior to 1870, when U.S. cavalry captain, Richard Henry Pratt established the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania. This school was not on a reservation, so as to further remove indigenous influences. The Carlisle school and other boarding schools were part of a long history of U.S. attempts to either kill, remove, or assimilate Native Americans. “As white population grew in the United States and people settled further west towards the Mississippi in the late 1800s, there was increasing pressure on the recently removed groups to give up some of their new land,” according to the Minnesota Historical Society. Since there was no more Western territory to push them towards, the U.S. decided to remove Native Americans by assimilating them. In 1885, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Hiram Price explained the logic: “it is cheaper to give them education than to fight them.” Off-reservation schools began their assault on Native cultural identity as soon as students arrived, by first doing away with all outward signs of tribal life that the children brought with them. The long braids worn by boys were cut off. Native clothes were replaced with uniforms. The children were given new Anglicized names, including new surnames. Traditional Native foods were abandoned, as were things like sharing from communal dishes, forcing students to use the table manners of white society, complete with silverware, napkins and tablecloths. The strictest prohibition arguably fell on their native languages. Students were forbidden to speak their tribal language, even to each other. Some school rewarded children who spoke only English, but most schools chose the stick over the carrot and relied on punishment to achieve this aim. This is especially cruel when you consider that many of the words the children were being forced to learn and use had no equivalent in their mother tongue. The Indian boarding schools taught history with a definite white bias. Columbus Day was heralded as a banner day in history and a beneficial event for Native people, as it was only after discovery did Native Americans become part of history. Thanksgiving was a holiday to celebrate “good” Indians having aided the brave Pilgrim Fathers. On Memorial Day, some students at off-reservation schools were made to decorate the graves of soldiers sent to kill their fathers. Half of each school day was spent on industrial training. Girls learned to cook, clean, sew, care for poultry and do laundry for the entire institution. Boys learned industrial skills such as blacksmithing, shoemaking or performed manual labor such as farming. Not receiving much funding from the government, the schools were required to be as self-sufficient as possible, so students did the majority of the work. By 1900, school curriculums tilted even further toward industrial training while academics were neglected. The Carlisle school developed a “placing out system,” which put Native students in the mainstream community for summer or a year at a time, with the official goal of exposing them to more job skills. A number of these programs were out-right exploitive. At the Phoenix Indian School, girls became the major source of domestic labor for white families in the area, while boys were placed in seasonal harvest or other jobs that no one else wanted. Conversion to Christianity was also deemed essential to the cause. Curriculums included heavy emphasis of religious instruction, such as the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes and Psalms. Sunday school meant lectures on sin and guilt. Christianity governed gender relations at the schools and most schools invested their energy in keeping the sexes apart, in some cases endangering the lives of the students by locking girls in their dormitories at night. Discipline within the Indian boarding schools was severe and generally consisted of confinement, corporal punishment, or restriction of food. In addition to coping with the severe discipline, students were ravaged by disease exacerbated by crowded conditions at the boarding schools. Tuberculosis, influenza, and trachoma (“sore eyes”) were the greatest threats. In December of 1899, measles broke out at the Phoenix Indian School, reaching epidemic proportions by January. In its wake, 325 cases of measles, 60 cases of pneumonia, and 9 deaths were recorded in a 10-day period. During Carlisle's operation, from 1879 and 1918, nearly 200 children died and were buried near the school. Naturally, Indian people resisted the schools in various ways. Sometimes entire villages refused to enroll their children in white schools. Native parents also banded together to withdraw their children en masse, encouraging runaways, and undermining the schools' influence during summer break. In some cases, police were sent onto the reservations to seize children from their parents. The police would continue to take children until the school was filled, so sometimes orphans were offered up or families would negotiate a family quota. Navajo police officers would take children assumed to be less intelligent, those not well cared for, or those physically impaired. This was their attempt to protect the long-term survival of their tribe by keeping healthy, intelligent children at home. It was not until 1978, within the lifetime of many of my gentle listeners. that the passing of the Indian Child Welfare Act that Native American parents gained the legal right to deny their children's placement in off-reservation schools. Though the schools left a devastating legacy, they failed to eradicate Native American cultures as they'd hoped. Later, the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the U.S. win World War II would reflect on the strange irony this forced assimilation had played in their lives. “As adults, [the Code Talkers] found it puzzling that the same government that had tried to take away their languages in schools later gave them a critical role speaking their languages in military service,” recounts the National Museum of the American Indian. In addition to documentaries, I'd like to recommend the movie The Education of Little Tree, starring James Cromwell, Tantu Cardinal and Graham Green, about a part-Charokee boy who goes to live with his grandparents in the Tennessee mountains, but is then sent to an Indian school. There are a number of off-reservation boarding schools in operation today. Life in the schools is still quite strict, but now includes teaching Native culture and language rather than erasing it. Though they cannot be separated from their legacy of oppression and cultural violence, for many modern children, they're a step to a better life. Poverty is endemic to many reservations, which also see much higher than average rates of alcoholism, drug use, and suicide. For the students, these schools are a chance to escape. OKA Some words are visceral reminders of collective historic trauma. “Selma” or “Kent State” recall the civil rights movement and the use of military force against U.S. citizens. “Bloody Sunday” evokes “the Troubles” of Northern Ireland. Within Indigenous communities in North America, the word is “Oka.” That word reminds us of the overwhelming Canadian response to a small demonstration in a dispute over Mohawk land in Quebec, Canada, in 1990. Over the course of three months, the Canadian government sent 2,000 police and 4,500 soldiers (an entire brigade), backed by armored vehicles, helicopters, jet fighters and even the Navy, to subdue several small Mohawk communities. What was at stake? What was worth all this to the government? A golf course and some condos. The Kanesetake had been fighting for their land for centuries, trying to do it in accordance with the white man's laws, as far back as appeals to the British government in 1761. In 1851, the governor general of Canada refused to recognize their right to their land. 8 years later, the land was given to the Sulpicians, a Catholic diocese. In 1868, the government of the nascent Dominion of Canada denied that the Mohawk's original land grant had even reserved land for them, so it wasn't covered under the Indian Act. In the 1910's, the he Mohawks of Kanesatake's appealed all the way to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Canada's highest appeals court at the time, who ruled that official title to the land was held by the Sulpicians. By the end of the Second World War, the Sulpicians had sold all of their remaining land and had left the area. Surely the Mohawk could have their land back now! Nope. The Mohawk of Kanesatake were now confined to about 2.3mi sq/6 km sq, known as The Pines, less than 1/10th of the land they once held. The Mohawk people of Kahnawake, Kanesetake and Akwesasne asserted Aboriginal title to their ancestral lands in 1975, but their claim was rejected on the most BS possible reason -- that they had not held the land continuously from time immemorial. And on and on. So you can understand why they'd be a little miffed when plans were announced to expand a golf course that had been built in 1961, expanding onto land that was used for sacred and ceremonial purposes and included a graveyard. Again, the Mohawk tried to use the proper legal channels and again they got royally fucked over. That March, their protests and petitions were ignored by the City Council in Oka. They had to do something the city couldn't ignore. They began a blockade of a small dirt road in The Pines and they maintained it for a few months. The township of Oka tried to get a court injunction to order its removal. On July 11, 1990, the Quebec provincial police sent in a large heavily armed force of tactical officers armed with m16s and tear gas and such-like to dismantle this blockade. The Mohawks met this show of force with a show of their own. Behind the peaceful protestors, warriors stood armed and ready. Let me try to give this story some of the air time it deserves. April 1, 1989, 300 Kanesatake Mohawks marched through Oka to protest against Mayor Jean Ouellette's plan to expand the town's golf course. On March 10, 1990, --hey, that's my birthday! the day, not the year-- After Oka's municipal council voted to proceed with the golf course expansion project, a small group of Mohawks barricades the access road. With a building. They drug a fishing shack into the Pines and topped it with a banner that read “Are you aware that this is Mohawk territory?” and the same again in French, because Quebec. There's a picture on the Vodacast app, naturally, as well as a photo called Face to Face is a photograph of Canadian Pte. Patrick Cloutier and Anishinaabe warrior Brad Larocque staring each other down during the Oka Crisis. It was taken on September 1, 1990 by Shaney Komulainen, and has become one of Canada's most famous images. It really should be more famous outside of Canada, like the lone protestor blocking tanks in Tiananmen Square or 1968 Summer Olympics, Tommie Smith and John Carlos staged a protest and displayed a symbol of Black power during their medal ceremony. Check it out on Vodacast and let me know if you agree, soc. med. during the summer of 1990 the Mohawk warrior society engaged in the 78 day armed standoff with the s.q Provincial Police and the Canadian Armed Forces in order to protect an area of their territory from development known as the pines near the town of oka. This area was used as a tribal cemetery along with other tribal activities important to the Mohawks. The oka crisis or also known as the Mohawk resistance was a defensive action that gained international attention, taken by Mohawks of the Kanna Satake reserve along with other Mohawks from the nearby communities of Kanna waka as well as the Aquosasne on a reservation on the American side of the u.s. Canadian colonial border. It was one of the most recent examples of Native armed resistance that was successful in stopping construction and development on to tribal lands. So what was being developed that led to this armed confrontation leading to the death of an sq SWAT officer during that hot summer? Golf. The town of oka and investors wanted to expand a nine-hole golf course at the Open Golf Club into an 18-hole course as well as build around 60 condominiums into Mohawk territory. Since 1989 the Mohawks had been protesting these plans for development by the town of oka and investors of the Golf Course expansion. Seeing that the local courts were not of any help in recognizing Mohawk claims of the land under development, Mohawk protesters and community members held marches rallies and signed petitions. Eventually the Mohawks set up a barricade blocking access to the development site on a gravel road. Later on it was occupied mainly by Mohawk women and children OCA's mayor jean wallet one of the nine hole golf course expanded and filed the injunction against the Mohawks. He went into hiding during the oka crisis. [sfx clip] I will occupy this land for what it takes he has to prove it to me that it's his and I will prove it to him that's mine. Oak is mayor had stated the land in question actually belonged to the town of oka and did not back down from the issue, but instead filed an injunction one of many that had been issued prior to remove the Mohawks from the area and take down the barricades by force if necessary. if I have to die for Mohawk territory I will but I ain't going alone are you armed no the Creator will provide in anticipation of the raid by the sq mohawks of knesset Aki sent out a distress call to surrounding communiti. In the Mohawk warrior society from the Aquos austenite reservation and the American side of the Mohawk reserve as well as kana waka have begun filtering into the barricade area with camping gear communications equipment food and weapons. It's difficult to pin down just who makes up the Warriors society. the leaders an organization you each depending on the circumstances. the member roles are treated like a military secret, which is fitting since many or most of the Warriors were veterans, with a particular persistance of Vietnam Marines. why the Warriors exist is easier to answer mohawk have closed off the Mercier bridge sparking a traffic nightmare. Provincial police arrived at dawn secure position in case of Mohawk until 8:00 to clear out. The natives stood their ground the battle for the barricade started just before nine o'clock on one side heavily armed provincial police bob tear gas and stun grenade power [sfx reporter] a 20-minute gun battle ensued dozens of rounds of ammunition were shot off and then the inevitable someone was hit a police officer took a bullet in the face which proved fatal that seems to turn the tide the police has been advancing until then turned tail and fled leaving six of their vehicles behind. The Mohawk celebrated when the police left celebrated what they called a victory over the qpm. Most of the Mohawks each shot that the raid had taken place they said they were angry - angry that a dispute over a small piece of land had ended in violence. [sfx this clip but earlier] I mean the non-indians that initiated this project of a golf course and then and then trying to take the land away because it's Mohawk clan it's our land there's a little bit left they're sucking the marrow out of our bones. [sfx this clip, little earlier] we've kept talking in and saying you know what kind of people are you there's children here and you're shooting tear gas at us we're not we're on armed and you're aiming your weapons at us what kind of people are you. The police retreated, abandoning squad cars and a front-end loader, basically a bulldozer. They use the loader to crash the vehicles and they push them down the road, creating two new barricades, blocking highway 344. The Mohawk braced for a counterattack and vowed to fire back with three bullets for every bullet fired at them. due to the inability of the SQ to deal with the heavily armed Mohawks The Canadian government called in the Royal Canadian Armed Forces to deal with the Mohawks. As the army pushed further into the Mohawk stronghold there was a lot of tension with Mohawk warriors staring down soldiers getting in their faces taunting them challenging them to put down their weapons and engage in hand-to-hand combat. this is how the remainder of the siege would play out between the Warriors and Army as there were thankfully no more gun battles. [Music] as the seige wore on and came to an end most of the remaining Warriors as well as some women and children took refuge in a residential treatment center. instead of an orderly surrender as the army anticipated warriors simply walked out of the area where they were assaulted by waiting soldiers and the police. 50 people taken away from the warrior camp including 23 warriors, but that means right over half the people taken into custody were non-combatants. by 9:30 that night the army began to pull out, at the end of their two and a half months seige a number of warriors were later charged by the sq. 5 warriors were convicted of crimes included assault and theft although only one served jail time. during the standoff the Canadian federal government purchased the pines in order to prevent further development, officially canceling the expansion of the golf course and condominiums. Although the government bought additional parcels of land for connoisseur taka there has been no organized transfer of the land to the Mohawk people. investigations were held after the crisis was over and revealed problems with the way in which the SQ handled the situation which involved command failures and racism among sq members. Ronald (Lasagna) Cross and another high-profile warrior, Gordon (Noriega) Lazore of Akwesasne, are arraigned in Saint-Jérôme the day after the last Mohawks ended their standoff. In all, about 150 Mohawks and 15 non-Mohawks were charged with various crimes. Most were granted bail, and most were acquitted. Cross and Lazore were held for nearly six months before being released on $50,000 bail. They were later convicted of assault and other charges. After a community meeting, it was the women who decided that they would walk out peacefully, ending the siege. With military helicopters flying low, spotlights glaring down and soldiers pointing guns at them, Horn-Miller carried her young sister alongside other women and children as they walked to what they thought was the safety of the media barricades. They didn't make it far before violence broke out. People started running, soldiers tackled warriors, fights broke out and everyone scrambled to get to safety. Up until that point Horn-Miller said she was able to keep her older sister calm by singing a traditional song to her. LITTLEFEATHER on the night of 27 March 1973. This was when she took the stage at the 45th Academy Awards to speak on behalf of Marlon Brando, who had been awarded best actor for his performance in The Godfather. It is still a striking scene to watch. Amid the gaudy 70s evening wear, 26-year-old Littlefeather's tasselled buckskin dress, moccasins, long, straight black hair and handsome face set in an expression of almost sorrowful composure, make a jarring contrast. Such a contrast, that is beggered belief. Liv Ullman read the name of the winner and Roger Moore made to hand Littlefeather Brando's Oscar, but she held out a politely forbidding hand. She explained that Brando would not accept the award because of “the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry.” Some people in the audience applauded; a lot of them booed her, but she kept her calm. Here, you can listen for yourself. [sfx clip] At the time, Wounded Knee, in South Dakota, was the site of a month-long standoff between Native American activists and US authorities, sparked by the murder of a Lakota man. We're used to this sort of thing now, but on the night, nobody knew what to make of a heartfelt plea in the middle of a night of movie industry mutual masturbation. Was it art, a prank? People said Littlefeather was a hired actress, that she was Mexican rather than Apache, or, because people suck on several levels at once, that she was a stripper. How did this remarkable moment come to pass? Littlefeather's life was no cake-walk. Her father was Native American and her mother was white, but both struggled with mental health. Littlefeather had to be removed from their care at age three, suffering from tuberculosis of the lungs that required her to be kept in an oxygen tent at the hospital. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, but saw her parents regularly. That may sound like a positive, but it exposed her to domestic violence. She once tried to defend her mother from a beating by hitting her father with a broom. He chased her out of the house and tried to run her down with his truck. The young girl escaped into a grove of trees and spent the night up in the branches, crying herself to sleep. r She did not fit in at the white, Catholic school her grandparents sent her to. At age 12, she and her grandfather visited the historic Roman Catholic church Carmel Mission, where she was horrified to see the bones of a Native American person on display in the museum. “I said: ‘This is wrong. This is not an object; this is a human being.' So I went to the priest and I told him God would never approve of this, and he called me heretic. I had no idea what that was.” An adolescence of depression and a struggle for identity followed. Fortunately, in the late 1960s and early 70s Native Americans were beginning to reclaim their identities and reassert their rights. After her father died, when she was 17, Littlefeather began visiting reservations and even visited Alcatraz during the Indians of all Tribes occupation. She travelled around the country, learning traditions and dances, and meeting other what she called “urban Indian people” also reconnecting with your heritage. “The old people who came from different reservations taught us young people how to be Indian again. It was wonderful.” By her early 20s Littlefeather was head of the local affirmative action committee for Native Americans, studying representation in film, television and sports. They successfully campaigned for Stanford University to remove their offensive “Indian” mascot, 50 years before pro sports teams like the Cleveland Indians got wise. At the same time, white celebrities like Burt Lancaster began taking a public interest in Native American affairs. Littlefeather lived near director Francis Ford Coppola, but she only knew him to say hello. Nonetheless, after hearing Marlon Brando speaking about Native American rights, as she walked past Coppola's house to find him sitting on his porch, drinking ice tea. She yelled up the walk, “Hey! You directed Marlon Brando in The Godfather” and she asked him for Brando's address so she could write him a letter. It took some convincing, but Coppola gave up the address. Then, nothing. But months later, the phone rang at the radio station where Littlefeather worked. He said: ‘I bet you don't know who this is.' She said, “Sure I do. It sure as hell took you long enough to call.” They talked for about an hour, then called each other regularly. Before long he was inviting her for the first of several visits and they became friends. That was how Brando came to appoint her to carry his message to the Oscars, but it was hastily planned. Half an hour before her speech, she had been at Brando's house on Mulholland Drive, waiting for him to finish typing an eight-page speech. She arrived at the ceremony with Brando's assistant, just minutes before best actor was announced. The producer of the awards show immediately informed her that she would be removed from the stage after 60 seconds. “And then it all happened so fast when it was announced that he had won. I had promised Marlon that I would not touch that statue if he won. And I had promised [the producer] that I would not go over 60 seconds. So there were two promises I had to keep.” As a result, she had to improvise. I don't have a lot of good things to say about Marlon Brando --he really could have had a place in the Mixed Bags of History chapter of the YBOF book; audiobook available most places now-- but he had Hollywood dead to rights on its Native Americans stereotypes and treatment, as savages and nameless canon fodder, often played by white people in red face. This was a message not everyone was willing to hear. John Wayne, who killed uncountable fictional Natives in his movies, was standing in the wings at that fateful moment, and had to be bodily restrained by security to stop him from charing Littlefeather. For more on Wayne's views of people of color, google his 1971 Playboy interview. Clint Eastwood, who presented the best picture Oscar, which also went to The Godfather, “I don't know if I should present this award on behalf of all the cowboys shot in all the John Ford westerns over the years.” In case you thought fussing out an empty chair was the worst we got from him. When Littlefeather got backstage, people made stereotypical war cries and tomahawk motions at her. After talking to the press --and I can't say I'm not surprised that event organizers didn't spirit her away immediately -- she went straight back to Brando's house where they sat together and watched the reactions to the event on television, the ‘compulsively refreshing your social media feed' of the 70's. But Littlefeather is proud of the trail she blazed. She was the first woman of colour, and the first indigenous woman, to use the Academy Awards platform to make a political statement. “I didn't use my fist. I didn't use swear words. I didn't raise my voice. But I prayed that my ancestors would help me. I went up there like a warrior woman. I went up there with the grace and the beauty and the courage and the humility of my people. I spoke from my heart.” Her speech drew international attention to Wounded Knee, where the US authorities had essentially imposed a media blackout. Sachee Littlefeather went on to get a degree in holistic health and nutrition, became a health consultant to Native American communities across the country, worked with Mother Teresa caring for Aids patients in hospices, and led the San Francisco Kateri Circle, a Catholic group named after Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint, canonized in 2012. Now she is one of the elders transmitting knowledge down generations, though sadly probably not for much longer. She has breast cancer that metastasized to her lung. “When I go to the spirit world, I'm going to take all these stories with me. But hopefully I can share some of these things while I'm here. I'm going to the world of my ancestors. I'm saying goodbye to you … I've earned the right to be my true self.” And that's...Rather than being taken to the hospital for the stab wound a centimeter from her heart, Waneek and the other protesters were taken into custody. Thankfully, she would heal just fine and even went on to become an Olympic athlete and continued her activism. And little Tio? She grew up to be an award-winning actress, best known in our house for playing Tanis on Letterkenny. Season 10 premier watch party at my house. Remember….Thanks... Sources: https://www.history.com/news/how-boarding-schools-tried-to-kill-the-indian-through-assimilation http://www.nativepartnership.org/site/PageServer?pagename=airc_hist_boardingschools https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17645287 https://hairstylecamp.com/native-american-beard/ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/03/i-promised-brando-i-would-not-touch-his-oscar-secret-life-sacheen-littlefeather https://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/reflections-of-oka-stories-of-the-mohawk-standoff-25-years-later-1.3232368/sisters-recall-the-brutal-last-day-of-oka-crisis-1.3234550 https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/oka-crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArOIdwcj2w8 https://www.history.com/news/native-american-activists-occupy-alcatraz-island-45-years-ago
For the podcast this week, we discuss natural methods to cure heart burn. The current recommendation for heart burn treatment revolves around the acid suppression theory which states that heart burn is caused by too much stomach acid. This is wrong. Heart burn occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter, which when open allows food to enter our stomach, remains open when it's supposed to close. This allows stomach acid to reflux back into the esophagus which causes pain and discomfort. Giving acid suppressing medication only treats the symptoms of heart burn, to truly cure this condition you need to add acid back to the stomach not remove it. This will trigger the lower esophageal sphincter to close and remain closed while your stomach digest meals. The best ways to do this are supplementing with HCL pills which replace what the stomach naturally creates or you can supplement with vinegar around your normal meal times. To learn more about why heart burn isn't caused by too much stomach acid and methods to cure it naturally, listen to this week's podcast. Link To Book Mentioned on Podcast Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux and GERD
Episode 21:48 The Immune Power Pack: How To Avoid Getting The Omicron Variant You probably have heard about the new Coronavirus variant called Omicron. You probably have also heard President Biden, and his chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, strongly recommend that you increase your intake of Vitamins C, D and Zinc to help prevent you from getting it. Just kidding!!! There's no way our president and chief medical adviser would ever suggest anything that would actually help you strengthen your immune system. But don't worry… we've got you covered. On this episode BetyLou Pierce and I provide you with four simple, yet powerful, strategies that are designed to help you avoid getting the Omicron variant. How? By boosting your immune system NATURALLY, without the use of dangerous drugs or vaccines. Included in these four strategies is an “Immune Power Pack” that consists of four whole food nutritional supplements that costs less than two dollars per day! Three of these supplements are Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc. The fourth supplement is actually an herb we like to call “Nature's Ivermectin.” (It's great!) If you want to get through these next few months healthy and strong, be sure to give this episode a good listen. You'll not only learn the four strategies for avoiding the Omicron variant, you'll discover the promising herb that should be on everyone's “need to take” list. ———————- Want to learn more? Continue the conversation regarding this episode, and all future episodes, by signing up for our daily emails. Simply visit: GetHealthyAlabama.com Once there, download the “Symptom Survey” and you will automatically added to our email list. ———————- Also, if you haven't already, we'd appreciate it if you'd subscribe to the podcast, leave a comment and give us a rating. (Thanks!!!) On Facebook? Connect with us at Facebook.com/GetHealthyAlabama * This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. Please consult with your health care provider before making any health-related changes.
“For us to take the love that people have for berries and then provide them in additional settings, which allows us to go into non-traditional outlets is a great opportunity. It makes us excited to get up every morning .” Steven Ware (6:02 - 6:16) Naturipe Farms was founded in 1917 as a strawberry co-op in Salinas, California. Today, they sell many types of berries including fresh and conventional, and have expanded their crop to include strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, and avocados. The Produce Moms has been working with Naturipe for four or five years now and we are so blessed to have a relationship with such a great company. We believe in Naturipe's values, in the way they treat everyone from their farmers all the way down to households and Produce Moms everywhere. Naturipe is a 100% farmer-owned company. Naturally, everyone at Naturipe loves their job, including Steven Ware, Vice President and GM of ValueAdded Fresh, and CarrieAnn Arias, Vice President of Marketing. Naturipe Snacks Division is one of Naturipe's newer divisions, started in 2012. One product that was recently launched is the Chobani Berry Yogurt Parfaits. At Naturipe, they knew that the number one thing consumers put in yogurt is berries. Berries and yogurt just go together. This partnership has been on Naturipe's wishlist for a long time. There have been technological challenges trying to create a berries and yogurt parfait that lasted longer than a single day. Finally, at the end of 2019, Naturipe officially jumped into the yogurt category. Naturipe prides itself in being able to bring innovative solutions to the marketplace as a small company. When Steve and CarrieAnn met with Chobani in January 2020, it was like fireworks going off. This partnership was meant to be. Both companies' mission and values aligned, and they both had the same desires and challenges. The problem with berry parfaits in the past has been their shelf life. Once you add berries to yogurt, the berries start to break down the yogurt and the taste and texture diminish. Naturipe's goal was for consumers to be able to stock up on their Berry Yogurt Parfaits on a Friday and be able to eat them throughout the week, having the same eating experience on Tuesday as you did when you bought it on Friday. Naturipe is very excited about the outcome of this new product! “We had these ingredients that we just kept falling in love with, and that's how the Bliss Bentos were born.” CarrieAnn Arias (15:48 - 15:54) While Naturipe was working with Chobani, they were also working on launching their Bento lines. They currently have two Bento box lines - Boost Bentos and Bliss Bentos. With these Bento lines, Naturipe has found a way to give you a snack that not only leaves you satisfied, but you feel good emotionally about eating it, because it is good for you and tastes good. Naturipe wanted this line to be something consumers craved, something you can't stop eating. They want to be a part of the movement that says snacking doesn't have to be unhealthy. If you haven't tried the Chocolate Cheer Bliss Bento - GO. You won't believe it's a chickpea. Steven wants consumers to pause with a choice between a hot donut and whatever Naturipe comes up with and look at the Naturipe snack and say “Wow, that looks good AND is healthy, too.” They're lucky that berries already check both of those boxes! You can find Naturipe snacks at most of your local grocery stores, but they have expanded to selling their products in a little over 2,000 Circle K convenience stores, and are in the process of being added to about 1,400 CVS pharmacies. For a more detailed list of retailers, visit https://www.naturipefarms.com/. How to get involved: Join The Produce Moms Group on Facebook and continue the discussion every week! Reach out to us - we'd love to hear more about where you are in life and business! Find out more here. If you liked this episode, be sure to subscribe and leave a quick review on iTunes. It would mean the world to hear your feedback and we'd love for you to help us spread the word!
Ohioooooo, we're here! Okay, not physically but via Zoom with a must-learn-about candidate for US Senate - Morgan Harper. Previously, the Director of Policy & Advocacy at the American Economic Liberties Project, a former tenure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and able to tout testifying before Congress, Morgan opened the gate on the conversation about monopolies in the 21st century. Talkin' big tech and more, we get into the nitty gritty of ‘too big too fail,' the dangers of mergers and acquisitions, and where the government has and can come into the equation. Naturally, we also chatted about Morgan's campaign, what it means to ‘Morganize,' and what Ohio's constituents are looking for from political leadership. Ask us Q's and send us merch pics at email@example.com!Morgan Harper's Campaign Website:https://morganharper.org/Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan:https://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view
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On this week's episode of the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER!: The first and second episodes of Hawkeye dropped last week on Disney+. (And as you read this, episode three is now available, too!) We have a non-spoilery conversation on the new adventures of Hawkeye and Hawkeye, and the tracksuit Bros. A loyal listener sent in a question regarding selling one's comic collection. Naturally, we advised them to take two aspirin and lay down until the feeling passes. But on the offhand chance they still want to sell, we make some general suggestions on the best way to approach this life event. We look at 52 #13, where Ralph and his dead friends crash a resurrection party, and Black Adam and Isis decide that the children are their future. We have our Pick 3 selections, sponsored by our friends at Clint's Comics in Kansas City. We would love to hear your comments on the show. Let us know what you've been reading or watching this week. Contact us on our website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or email. We want to hear from you! As always, we are the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! and we hope you enjoy the show. The Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! is proudly sponsored by Clint's Comics. Clint's is located at 3941 Main in Kansas City, Missouri, and is open Monday through Saturday. Whether it is new comics, trade paperbacks, action figures, statues, posters, or T-shirts, the friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find whatever it is that you need. You should also know that Clint's Comics has the most extensive collection of back issues in the metro area. If you need to find a particular book to finish the run of a title, head on down to Clint's or check out their website at clintscomics.com. Tell them that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you.
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This week we embark on Dirty Dozen December with a special guest, Lee Marvin's biographer Dwayne Epstein. Naturally we start this month long exploration of the four Dirty Dozen films with the first and best of them - 1967's The Dirty Dozen, directed by Robert Aldrich. With Dwayne's help we look at the making of what has become an iconic war film of the era with defining performances from a strong cast including Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, George Kennedy, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Robert Webber and Donald Sutherland. Grab your Grease Guns we're headed for the chateau! Follow us on Twitter @FightingOnFilm and on Facebook. For more check out our website www.fightingonfilm.com Thanks for listening!
Episode 92 - Almost three-quarters of a billion people worldwide are reporting that they have an eating disorder and those are just the ones admitting it. That number is far higher and eating disorders are a silent plague tearing apart our physical bodies and wreaking havoc on our emotional stability. In this episode, we have one of our own, Coach Rebecca Wolf sharing her eating disorder story of overcoming bulimia. Coach Wolf gives everyone dealing with an eating disorder hope and a simple path back to a loving relationship to your food and to yourself. Please share this episode with everyone because we guess that about 9 out of 10 people are dealing with some level of an eating disorder but most have zero awareness of it. Love & Light -Coach Tim. To schedule a FREE 30-minute Eating Disorder Strategy Session with Coach Rebecca Wolf ($197 Value) Click this link: https://calendly.com/rebeccawolf/chemical-free-body P.S. If you feel like you're stuck with your health and you want to break free permanently, grab one of our Saving Bundles (They Are basically a Detox Nutrition Clinic in a Box) then join our Private Group Coaching Community every Wednesday at 6 pm PST 9 pm EST. Click here to pick your bundle and get started! Check Out Tim's Favorite, HIGHEST QUALITY Health Product Recommendations: Best Infrared Saunas & Healing Lamps: To Save $100 & learnCLICK HERE Water Purification/Restructuring System: Book FREE ConsultCLICK HERE Best Magnesium Product: Use code “HealthHero” save 10%CLICK HERE Pure Liposomal CBD Oral Drops, Salves & Eyedrops & Pets! CLICK HERE Best Non Toxic Home Building Materials: Save money CLICK HERE Best Toxic Free Skin Care: Use code “HealthHero” save 15% CLICK HERE Non-Toxic Cleaning Products: Save $25 with this linkCLICK HERE EMF & Radiation Blockers for Home & Vehicle: Save 5% CLICK HERE See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Yoga improves quality of life in men with new diagnosis of prostate cancer University of Texas at San Antonio, November 23, 2021 An estimated 1.4 million men were diagnosed with prostate cancer worldwide in 2020, according to the American Cancer Society and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. With a new diagnosis of prostate cancer, these men have approximately a 30% incidence of depression and anxiety, a fourfold higher risk of heart attack and a twofold higher risk of committing suicide. Yoga, a set of specific body postures combined with breathing techniques and mindfulness, may be an easy-to-implement answer in this stressful situation, according to a study published Nov. 23 in the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases. A pilot randomized clinical trial by urology researchers at the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, enrolled 29 men who were awaiting prostatectomy. Fourteen were randomized to participate in yoga and 15 were assigned to the standard of care, which was just waiting for surgery. “We gave the active intervention group six weeks of yoga, at least twice a week, for 60 to 75 minutes,” said lead author Dharam Kaushik, MD, associate professor of urology in UT Health San Antonio's Joe R. and Teresa Lozano School of Medicine and cancer surgeon with the Mays Cancer Center. Via questionnaires, the team documented the men's perceived quality of life at the start of yoga, at the time of surgery and after surgery. Men who did not do yoga completed the same questionnaires at study enrollment and at the other two junctures. The team drew blood samples before the men began yoga and after all sessions were completed. Samples were also taken from men who did not do yoga. Sense of well-being “What we found was very interesting,” Dr. Kaushik said. “Yoga improved quality of life in men compared to the standard of care, specifically on the fatigue scale, meaning they were less tired; on sexual function; and on their functional, physical and social well-being.” A more robust immune response and lower levels of inflammation were observed in the yoga group, he added. “This is positive data and further large-scale studies are needed, for which this pilot study can be a model,” Dr. Kaushik said. Biomarkers and yoga The primary study outcome was self-reported quality of life assessed by the questionnaires. Changes in immune cell status and inflammatory markers with yoga were secondary outcomes. The yoga group showed increased numbers of circulating CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, which are important contributors to immune health. Among other markers, the yoga group also exhibited a reduction in inflammatory markers called cytokines. The median age of participants was 56 years in the yoga group and 60 years in the standard of care group. Yoga has been studied in breast cancer, but not at the level of detail of this study, matching self-reported quality of life data with markers of immune response and inflammation, Dr. Kaushik said. “If we are able to encourage patients to do a small, inexpensive and easy-to-implement intervention that can have a big impact, then why not?” he said. Researchers Discover How Antibiotic Power of Garlic Fights Chronic Infections Washington State University, November 28, 2021 Garlic is probably nature's most potent food. It is one of the reasons people who eat the Mediterranean diet live such long healthy lives. An active sulphurous compound found in garlic can be used to fight robust bacteria in patients with chronic infections, a new study from the University of Copenhagen indicates. A previous finding from Washington State University showed that garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting disease causing bacteria commonly responsible for foodborne illness. Here the researchers show that the garlic compound is able to destroy important components in the bacteria's communication systems, which involve regulatory RNA molecules. 'We really believe this method can lead to treatment of patients, who otherwise have poor prospects. Because chronic infections like cystic fibrosis can be very robust. But now we, together with a private company, have enough knowledge to further develop the garlic drug and test it on patients', says Assistant Professor Tim Holm Jakobsen from the Costerton Biofilm Center at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology. The study is the latest addition from a research group headed by Professor Michael Givskov, which since 2005 has focussed on garlic's effect on bacteria. At the time they learned that garlic extract is able to inhibit bacteria, and in 2012 they showed that the sulphurous compound ajoene found in garlic is responsible for the effect. The new study, which has been published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports, takes an even closer look and documents ajoene's ability to inhibit small regulatory RNA molecules in two types of bacteria. 'The two types of bacteria we have studied are very important. They are called Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They actually belong to two very different bacteria families and are normally fought using different methods. But the garlic compound is able to fight both at once and therefore may prove an effective drug when used together with antibiotics', says Tim Holm Jakobsen. Previous studies have shown that garlic appears to offer the most powerful, naturally occurring resistance to bacteria. In addition to inhibiting the bacteria's RNA molecules, the active garlic compound also damages the protective slimy matrix surrounding the bacteria, the so-called biofilm. When the biofilm is destroyed or weakened, both antibiotics and the body's own immune system are able to attack the bacteria more directly and thus remove the infection. In 2012 the researchers took out a patent on the use of ajoene to fight bacterial infections. Similar patents have been taken out for compounds in allicin -- which gives garlic its aroma and flavour -- and is known as one of the world's most powerful antioxidants. Calorie restriction cycles could help cancer patients Fondazione Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori (Italy), November 22 2021. Findings from a trial reported on November 17, 2021 in Cancer Discovery revealed that five days of a diet that mimics fasting is safe for people with cancer and could improve factors that affect prognosis. The trial included 101 patients with different cancers treated with standard therapies. Participants were assigned to a five-day low protein, low carbohydrate, plant-based diet that provided up to 600 calories on the first day and up to 300 calories per day during the remaining days. The regimen was repeated every three or four weeks for up to eight cycles. Each period of calorie restriction was followed by a period in which patients were instructed to adhere to healthy diet and lifestyle guidelines. Blood samples were collected before and at the end of each calorie restricted period. Severe adverse events related to the diet were reported by 12.9% of the participants, which was significantly lower than the 20% figure hypothesized by the researchers prior to the study. Median plasma glucose, serum insulin and serum IGF-1 were decreased by 18.6%, 50.7% and 30.3% after each cycle. In an evaluation conducted among a subgroup of participants after the first calorie restricted cycle, a reduction in peripheral blood immunosuppressive cells and an increase of immune cells known as activated CD8+ T cells was observed. To explore the effects of the diet on immunity within cancer patients' tumors, the researchers performed an analysis of findings from an ongoing trial that administered the fasting-mimicking diet prior to tumor removal in breast cancer patients. Tumor microenvironments revealed enhanced tumor-infiltrating CD8+ T cells and additional favorable immune factors when compared to biopsy samples obtained before the diet was initiated. “Cyclic fasting-mimicking diet is a safe, feasible and inexpensive dietary intervention that modulates systemic metabolism and boosts antitumor immunity in cancer patients,” the authors concluded. Morning exposure to deep red light improves declining eyesight University College London, November 24, 2021 Just three minutes of exposure to deep red light once a week, when delivered in the morning, can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a pioneering new study by UCL researchers. Published in Scientific Reports, the study builds on the team's previous work*, which showed daily three-minute exposure to longwave deep red light ‘switched on' energy producing mitochondria cells in the human retina, helping boost naturally declining vision. For this latest study, scientists wanted to establish what effect a single three-minute exposure would have, while also using much lower energy levels than their previous studies. Furthermore, building on separate UCL research in flies** that found mitochondria display ‘shifting workloads' depending on the time of day, the team compared morning exposure to afternoon exposure. In summary, researchers found there was, on average, a 17% improvement in participants' colour contrast vision when exposed to three minutes of 670 nanometre (long wavelength) deep red light in the morning and the effects of this single exposure lasted for at least a week. However, when the same test was conducted in the afternoon, no improvement was seen. Scientists say the benefits of deep red light, highlighted by the findings, mark a breakthrough for eye health and should lead to affordable home-based eye therapies, helping the millions of people globally with naturally declining vision. Lead author, Professor Glen Jeffery (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology), said: “We demonstrate that one single exposure to long wave deep red light in the morning can significantly improve declining vision, which is a major health and wellbeing issue, affecting millions of people globally. “This simple intervention applied at the population level would significantly impact on quality of life as people age and would likely result in reduced social costs that arise from problems associated with reduced vision.” Naturally declining vision and mitochondria In humans around 40 years old, cells in the eye's retina begin to age, and the pace of this ageing is caused, in part, when the cell's mitochondria, whose role is to produce energy (known as ATP) and boost cell function, also start to decline. Mitochondrial density is greatest in the retina's photoreceptor cells, which have high energy demands. As a result, the retina ages faster than other organs, with a 70% ATP reduction over life, causing a significant decline in photoreceptor function as they lack the energy to perform their normal role. In studying the effects of deep red light in humans, researchers built on their previous findings in mice, bumblebees and fruit flies, which all found significant improvements in the function of the retina's photoreceptors when their eyes were exposed to 670 nanometre (long wavelength) deep red light. “Mitochondria have specific sensitivities to long wavelength light influencing their performance: longer wavelengths spanning 650 to 900nm improve mitochondrial performance to increase energy production,” said Professor Jeffery. Morning and afternoon studies The retina's photoreceptor population is formed of cones, which mediate colour vision, and rods, which adapt vision in low/dim light. This study focused on cones*** and observed colour contrast sensitivity, along the protan axis (measuring red-green contrast) and the tritan axis (blue-yellow). All the participants were aged between 34 and 70, had no ocular disease, completed a questionnaire regarding eye health prior to testing, and had normal colour vision (cone function). This was assessed using a ‘Chroma Test': identifying coloured letters that had very low contrast and appeared increasingly blurred, a process called colour contrast. Using a provided LED device all 20 participants (13 female and 7 male) were exposed to three minutes of 670nm deep red light in the morning between 8am and 9am. Their colour vision was then tested again three hours post exposure and 10 of the participants were also tested one week post exposure. On average there was a ‘significant' 17% improvement in colour vision, which lasted a week in tested participants; in some older participants there was a 20% improvement, also lasting a week. A few months on from the first test (ensuring any positive effects of the deep red light had been ‘washed out') six (three female, three male) of the 20 participants, carried out the same test in the afternoon, between 12pm to 1pm. When participants then had their colour vision tested again, it showed zero improvement. Professor Jeffery said: “Using a simple LED device once a week, recharges the energy system that has declined in the retina cells, rather like re-charging a battery. “And morning exposure is absolutely key to achieving improvements in declining vision: as we have previously seen in flies, mitochondria have shifting work patterns and do not respond in the same way to light in the afternoon – this study confirms this.” For this study the light energy emitted by the LED torch was just 8mW/cm2, rather than 40mW/cm2, which they had previously used. This has the effect of dimming the light but does not affect the wavelength. While both energy levels are perfectly safe for the human eye, reducing the energy further is an additional benefit. Home-based affordable eye therapies With a paucity of affordable deep red-light eye-therapies available, Professor Jeffery has been working for no commercial gain with Planet Lighting UK, a small company in Wales and others, with the aim of producing 670nm infra-red eye ware at an affordable cost, in contrast to some other LED devices designed to improve vision available in the US for over $20,000. “The technology is simple and very safe; the energy delivered by 670nm long wave light is not that much greater than that found in natural environmental light,” Professor Jeffery said. “Given its simplicity, I am confident an easy-to-use device can be made available at an affordable cost to the general public. “In the near future, a once a week three-minute exposure to deep red light could be done while making a coffee, or on the commute listening to a podcast, and such a simple addition could transform eye care and vision around the world.” Study limitations Despite the clarity of the results, researchers say some of the data are “noisy”. While positive effects are clear for individuals following 670nm exposure, the magnitude of improvements can vary markedly between those of similar ages. Therefore, some caution is needed in interpretating the data. It is possible that there are other variables between individuals that influence the degree of improvement that the researchers have not identified so far and would require a larger sample size. This research was funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and Sight Research UK. Global rise in red/processed meat trade linked to sharp increase in diet-related illness Michigan State University & University of California at Merced, November 22, 2021 The global rise in the red and processed meat trade over the past 30 years is linked to a sharp increase in diet related ill health, with the impact greatest in Northern and Eastern Europe and the island nations of the Caribbean and Oceania, finds an analysis published in the open access journal BMJ Global Health. Health policies should be integrated with agricultural and trade policies among importing and exporting nations as a matter of urgency, to stave off further personal and societal costs, say the researchers. Among continuous urbanisation and income growth, the global red and processed meat trade has risen exponentially to meet demand. This trend has implications for the environment because of the impact it has on land use and biodiversity loss. And high red and processed meat consumption is linked to a heightened risk of non-communicable diseases, particularly bowel cancer, diabetes, and coronary artery heart disease. The researchers wanted to find out what impact the red and processed meat trade might be having on diet-related non-communicable disease trends and which countries might be particularly vulnerable. They drew on data on meat production and trade from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) from 1993 to 2018 for 154 countries, focusing on 14 red meat items derived from beef, pork, lamb and goat, and six processed primarily beef and pork items, preserved by smoking, salting, curing, or chemicals. They then calculated the proportions of deaths and years of life lived with disability (DALYs) attributable to diet as a result of bowel cancer, type 2 diabetes, and coronary artery heart disease among those aged 25 and over in each country. The global red and processed meat trade increased by more than 148% from 10 metric tonnes in 1993–5 to nearly 25 metric tonnes in 2016–18. While the number of net exporting countries fell from 33 in 1993–5 to 26 in 2016–18, net importing countries rose from 121 to 128. Developed countries in Europe accounted for half of total red and processed meat exports in 1993–95 and 2016–18. But developing countries in South America, such as Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay made up nearly 10% in 2016–18, up from around 5% in 1993–5. Developing countries also increased their meat imports by 342.5% from 2 metric tonnes in 1993–5 to nearly 9 metric tonnes in 2016–18; developed countries doubled theirs from 8 metric tonnes to 16. Diet related attributable death and DALY rates associated with the global meat trade rose in three quarters of the 154 countries between 1993-5 and 2016-18. Worldwide, the researchers calculated that increases in red and processed meat consumption, aligned to increases in trade, accounted for 10,898 attributable deaths in 2016–18, an increase of nearly 75% on the figures for 1993-5. The global meat trade contributed to increases of 55% and 71%, respectively, in attributable deaths and DALYs in developed countries between 1993-5 and 2016-18. The equivalent figures in developing countries were significantly higher: 137% and 140%, respectively, largely as a result of increased demand for meat, prompted by rapid urbanisation and income growth, suggest the researchers. Between 1993– 2018, island nations in the Caribbean and Oceania and countries in Northern and Eastern Europe became particularly vulnerable to diet-related disease and deaths associated with large meat imports. The island nations have limited land for meat production, so depend heavily on meat imports, while many of the European countries, such as Slovakia, Lithuania and Latvia, benefited from regional trade agreements and tariff exemptions after joining the European Union in 2003-4, which accelerated meat imports, explain the researchers. In 1993–5, the top 10 countries with the highest proportion of deaths attributable to red meat consumption included Tonga, United Arab Emirates, Barbados, Fiji, Gabon, Bahamas, Greece, Malta, Brunei and Saint Lucia. In 2016–2018, the top 10 included The Netherlands, Bahamas, Tonga, Denmark, Antigua and Barbuda, Seychelles, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Croatia and Greece. The meat trade in these countries accounted for more than 7% of all deaths attributable to diets high in both red and processed meat in 2016-18. The trends in attributable DALYs more or less mirrored those for attributable deaths. Attributable death and DALY rates associated with global meat trade fell in 34 countries between 1993–5 and 2016–18. But this was partly due to population growth exceeding increases in meat imports in 24 countries, while domestic meat production increased in 19. In more than a half of these countries (20) the absolute number of diet-related deaths and DALYs rose in tandem with increased meat consumption between 1993-5 and 2016-18. And some countries, including Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Germany increasingly acted as net meat exporters, changing their land use, with consequent biodiversity loss. This is an observational study, and as such, can't establish cause. And the researchers acknowledge that many countries import and process red meat items for export, which may have skewed their findings. Nevertheless, they conclude: “This study shows that global increases in red and processed meat trade contribute to the abrupt increase of diet-related [non-communicable diseases]... Future interventions need to urgently integrate health policies with agricultural and trade policies by cooperating between responsible exporting and importing countries.” Glyphosate levels sharply increase by 1,208% within the human body University of California San Diego The environmental dangers of glyphosate in Roundup and other weed killer products have been well documented. Now new research, from a team led by Paul Mills of the University of California San Diego, has found it could be negatively affecting human health – especially in lower-income communities, as illustrated by the 1,208 percent increase in human glyphosate levels. The study tracked people in southern California over age 50 from the years 1993 to 1996 as well as from 2014 to 2016. Urine samples were collected from these persons (periodically) during that time. Number of persons testing positive for glyphosate in their urine went up by 500 percent within 20 years The researchers determined the percentage of persons testing positive for glyphosate went up an alarming 500 percent during that time period. And, for some, glyphosate levels surged by a frightening 1,208 percent. A past UK trial of rats fed low doses of glyphosate – over their lifetimes – were found to have a higher risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Research out of King's College in London found this toxic herbicide ingredient can cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in rats at just 4 nanograms/kg. By the way, this amount is 437,000 times below levels that are allowed in the United States. In more recent research, the levels of glyphosate in the humans studied were proportionately 100-fold higher. Further research regarding the connection between glyphosate and liver disease are being planned. But, what we already know has been published in JAMA. Important to note: people who live in rural areas near farms that use Roundup are at the highest risk for exposure. Yet, traces of this herbicide ingredient – left on fruits and vegetables – can easily make its way into the bloodstream of anyone who consumes these foods. Glyphosate weed killer in Roundup considered “probable carcinogen” by World Health Organization While Roundup was developed to kill weeds, many weed types have actually become resistant to the herbicide. This is causing some farmers to use even more Roundup. Glyphosate has been listed as a “probable human carcinogen” by WHO (the World Health Organization). It has also been linked with birth defects, ADHD and autism. Studies on humans have shown Roundup causes liver damage even when found in “permissible amounts” in tap water. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease currently affects 90 million Americans and is on the verge of becoming a global epidemic. Associated disorders such as diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome are also soaring. Glyphosate in Roundup weed killer INCREASES the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease While the known causes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease include overeating, sugary foods and a sedentary lifestyle, some health professionals are beginning to wonder if glyphosate exposure is exacerbating this trend. NAFLD symptoms include chronic fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain and/or swelling, weight loss, jaundice, itching, confusion and swelling of the legs. Untreated, NAFLD can lead to liver cancer and liver failure. Unfortunately, glyphosate residue has been showing up in increasing amounts in our food supply. It has even been detected in wine, table salt and vaccines. So, it really isn't a wonder how glyphosate levels in the human bloodstream have increased by 1,208 percent. If you're outraged by this, take the time to voice your opinion to your state representatives. And, at the very least, eat organic fruits and vegetables – as often as possible to avoid this cancer-causing substance. Study finds psychedelic microdosing improves mental health University of British Columbia, November 23, 2021 An international study led by UBC Okanagan researchers suggests repeated use of small doses of psychedelics such as psilocybin or LSD can be a valuable tool for those struggling with anxiety and depression. The study, recently published in Nature: Scientific Reports, demonstrated fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression, and greater feelings of wellbeing among individuals who reported consuming psychedelics in small quantities, or microdosing, compared to those who did not. Microdosing involves regular self-administration of psychedelic substances in amounts small enough to not impair normal cognitive functioning. Considering this is the largest psychedelic microdosing study published to date, the results are encouraging, says UBCO doctoral student and lead author Joseph Rootman. "In total, we followed more than 8,500 people from 75 countries using an anonymous self-reporting system—about half were following a microdosing regimen and half were not," Rootman explains. "In comparing microdosers and non-microdosers, there was a clear association between microdosing and fewer symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress—which is important given the high prevalence of these conditions and the substantial suffering they cause." The study is also the first to systematically examine the practice of stacking, or combining microdoses of psychedelics with other substances like niacin, lions mane mushrooms and cacao, which some believe work in conjunction to maximize benefit. Rootman works with Dr. Zach Walsh, a psychology professor in UBCO's Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dr. Walsh says it's an exciting time for research in this area. "These findings highlight adults who are microdosing to treat their mental health conditions and enhance their wellbeing—rather than simply to get high," says Dr. Walsh. "We have an epidemic of mental health problems, with existing treatments that don't work for everyone. We need to follow the lead of patients who are taking these initiatives to improve their wellbeing and reduce suffering." Study co-author Kalin Harvey is the chief technology officer of Quantified Citizen, a mobile health research platform. He says this study highlights the potential of citizen science. "The use of citizen science allows us to examine the effects of behaviors that are difficult to study in the lab due to regulatory challenges and stigma associated with the now discredited 'war on drugs.'" According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadians personally experience a mental health problem or illness each year. This is one of the many reasons Dr. Walsh says conducting innovative psychological research is imperative. "These cross-sectional findings are promising and highlight the need for further investigation to better determine the impacts of factors like dosage and stacking," explains Dr. Walsh. "While the data is growing to support the use of psychedelics like psilocybin in large doses to treat depression and addiction—our data also helps to expand our understanding of how psychedelics may also help in smaller doses."
This episode I recap how I stepped into my divine femme power and trusted my intuition and ancestral knowing to heal my son. Of course I walk you through my experience of stepping outside the matrix, letting go of fear and standing in my power. I share tips for you to do the same! xoxoxo inspe.co --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vibehigh/message
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Tim back from the Hamptons. SLU Soccer. Naturally, we transition from soccer to Prod Joe's sexual history. Sadie Hawkins for the listeners. What should we talk about? A lot of votes come in for Doug's rear. Tim's take on the NFL settlement. Doug has a take as well. Chris has a question.
Scripture For Today:2 Chronicles 6:21“Hear the supplications of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven, your dwelling place; and when you hear, forgive.”Giving Thanks pt 5We are in the season of “Thanksgiving” here in the United States, and these last few days we have been looking at the story of the 10 lepers to learn about “Thanksgiving.” We have focused on our story of the 10 lepers and the one that returned – only one, that returned to give Jesus thanks for healing him of this dreaded disease. Yesterday, I left you with the “cliff hanger” of three distinct words used in Luke 17:11-19 by Jesus that, in English, all say the same thing. But when taken in context to Hebrew that the lepers and disciples heard, convey an entirely different, deeper meaning than our English translation. One healed leper came back. One caught himself in the midst of the celebration, and returned to Jesus. He reversed his steps, put his family on hold, put the priest on hold, and came back to the cause of his celebration. His response and life situation were unique, but in the simplest sense of what he did his thankfulness led to action. And boy, did that turn out to be important! "Where are the other nine?" Jesus asked. Do you realize what this says? Jesus said, "Go, and show yourselves to the priests.” Jesus never commanded that any of them express thankfulness to God, or return to him, the healer. Nevertheless, that is what Jesus expected. Look at the Scripture again, and walk with me through this. We're going to look at three different words that are all trying to say the same thing. They're all saying that this leper-used-to-be is well. Look first at verse 15. "One of them, when he saw he was healed . . ." and stop there. This Greek word is "hi-a-tha," which is a purely medical term. It means to mend, to repair. It's like a broken bone finally mending. This guy was all patched up. Look at verse 17. Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Stop there. This is a different word than hi-a-tha. This is "kath-a-ri-dzo," the root word for our "catheter." It, too, is a medical word in part, for it means, "remove the impurities." When a doctor inserts a heart "cath", angioplasty might remove a blockage of an artery. It will cause healing. Naturally, the Jewish connotations of this word are important, too. To be "cleansed" was exactly what the priest would be looking for, and would declare. It carried some religious overtones, too. And now, look at one more word. In verse 19, Jesus says to this very thankful man, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well." "Made you well . . ." that's a different word. It's not a medical word, necessarily, although it was used to describe the safe delivery of a baby. This is the word, "so-so," which means, "saved." The Greeks used it for people who escaped dangerous situations. Sailors surviving a storm at sea had been saved, they said. "So-dzo." When Matthew began his gospel, he started with the Christmas story. The angel told Joseph to name the Christ child "Jesus," because that name meant that he would "save people from their sins." He would "so-dzo" the people. When Paul described what would happen to a person who publicly professed Jesus as Lord and savior, he used this same word. ". . . If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (so-dzo). For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved (so-dzo!) (Romans 10:9-10). And Jesus says to this very thankful man willing to follow God before his circumstances changed - to worship God before he returned home - Jesus pronounces a complete healing, a wellness that passes all other wellness terms. This man, Jesus said, understands. Do you understand? I want to understand more and more about our wonderful Savior. Remember that a priest must...
Christmas decorations are making their debut, and the smell of fresh baked gingerbread cookies is in the air. Sticking to a healthy eating plan and regular exercise routine can be a battle any day of the year. During the holidays, however, festive feasts, willpower-impairing spirits, and tempting chocolate truffles team up to challenge even the most resolute health nut. Unfortunately, the fear of putting on a few pounds, the stress of making too many ‘food choices', or the feeling of guilt after indulging in too many shortbread cookies can overshadow holiday joy. tress and guilt around food choices is counterproductive to keeping healthy and enjoying the holidays. Fortunately, you CAN look and feel your best during the holidays! Follow these tips to thrive during the holidays: to fully enjoy the holiday season without ringing in the New Year feeling like the jolly man himself. In this episode of the Fit and Vibrant You Podcast I discuss simple strategies and mindshift changes so you go from merely surviving the holidays to THRIVING! Fit and vibrant women don't choose between enjoying the holiday and staying on track with their choices. They have both. Let's do something different this holiday. -Tanja x AND I also announced on the podcast (for the FIRST TIME EVER) that I've just launched The Wake Up Call. Go to www.fitvibrant50.com/thewakeupcall to learn more
How often do we pause to think about how we're spending our time? Are the things that are taking up our attention truly making us feel alive? In this episode, Jake and Brett explore a list of the things they turn to for life. Naturally, prayer, close relationships and sports make the list, but there are also a few surprises! Key Quote: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” - John 14:6 Key Points What we mean when we say, “What gives you life?” The misunderstanding of happiness and the tendency to go for an ‘all or nothing' approach Aristotle's Four Levels of Happiness Things that bring Jake and Brett life The importance of relationships for our happiness Learning to trust in God's abundance Helping in small ways can have a huge impact on the life of someone else Discussion Questions What stood out to you in this episode? What brings you life and makes you feel alive? Are you doing those things? What might you have to dial back in order to make space for more of what brings you life? References Aristotle's Four Levels of Happiness, Spitzer Center Suddenly Les Miserables (2012), song Patrick Roy, NHL Hall of Fame Connect with Way of the Heart: Facebook: @wayoftheheartpodcast Instagram: @wayoftheheartpodcast Website: www.wayoftheheartpodcast.com Never miss out on an episode by hitting the subscribe button right now! Help other people find the show and grow as holy men by sharing this podcast with them individually or on your social media. Thanks! Editing by ForteCatholic.com
Eating wholesome food could transform your health, mood, and outlook in life altogether. Lahana Vigiliano, a board-certified clinical nutritionist and CEO of Nuvitru Wellness, a company that helps women and moms with concerns relating to health and nutrition. A lot of women suffer from diseases that are affected by the food they consume or the lifestyle they lead. What triggers one's condition may not be the same trigger others have, and we have to understand the differences between these triggers Sometimes, it's not the pills or other medications that cure us. Understanding human illnesses and how it affects women's lives entails so much more than that. Some diets tell us to do water therapy or carbohydrate cuts, but which ones are proven to really work for you? Learn more about how a balanced diet can keep your hormones in control and at healthy levels. Here's the Breakdown 05:23 The motherhood journey 07:43 Working with hormones 10:25 Being on birth control pills 12:51 The toxin talk 17:08 Having PCOS 23:10 Trusting your hunger cues 29:48 HPA dysfunction 33:05 Tips on following your passion 35:11 Making sacrifices for your career and family 40:41 Scheduling activities for your family and business 42:20 Surrounding yourself with the right people End Sentence (Written by Kelli) Step into your power and own your voice. There's nothing that would give me more joy than to be part of your personal journey towards success. Quotes (Section by Milgin) “What worked for one woman may not work for another.” “Live optimally by eating healthy.” “Make small changes and see a huge change in your life.” “Too little or too much is an issue.” “Paint your week by filling 3 buckets in your life. For me, it's family, business, and school.” Follow Lahana's Journey here: Website: https://nuvitruwellness.com/about-lahana/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lahana-vigliano-ccn-a6a292106 Facebook; Lahana Vigliano Instagram: @nuvitruwellness Join Kelli Femrite in the Moms With a Purpose Community: Instagram Facebook Group: Moms With a Purpose Facebook Community Join the Free 5-Day Purposeful Mom Challenge to beat the stress, overcome the overwhelm + create your own version of a successful week, by finally doing things that light you up and move you forward! Join the Challenge! Learn more about my 1:1 coaching offer if you are a mom ready to step into your own power, discover your truth and walk in your unique light. I want to help you discover your path so I'm offering a few options for working together for you to get set up for your own version of success in 2022 and beyond and finally step into your power to move toward your purposeful dream life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1:1 Coaching VIP Intuitive Strategy Session Bio: Lahana Vigliano is the CEO of Nuvitru Wellness and a board-certified clinical nutritionist. She holds a Bachelor of Nutrition Science degree and is almost finished with her Masters of Human Nutrition + Functional Medicine. She is passionate about women's health, especially gut health + hormones! She is obsessed with natural remedies, research, reading, weight lifting, and cooking. Outside of work, she is a mother of two and a wife. Her family is the inspiration behind Nuvitru and continues to encourage her through everything.
It's not enough to simply generate ideas to improve your business. To ensure that your business grows you must execute those ideas. Today's guest, Kevin Gainey, is here to teach us about effectiveness and execution. You'll learn how to become more intentional so that you can become the person that you want by doing the things you need to do to reach your goals. Listen in to learn how to become more intentional, gain clarity, and be consistent. You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... The events that changed Kevin's life [1:22] The actions he took once he got better [6:40] Effectiveness vs. execution [11:17] Tactics to use to improve effectiveness [14:44] The money questions [18:20] How to find Kevin [24:15] A medical event changed his life I meant to have Kevin on an earlier episode of Solopreneur Money, but last spring he had a major health emergency that caused him to reevaluate his life. After experiencing an odd pain in his chest, Kevin decided not to ignore it like he normally would. That decision saved his life. Within hours Kevin was undergoing open-heart surgery and was unconscious for 6 days. His heart problem wasn't a typical heart attack or another lifestyle-based issue; it was completely random. Kevin was lucky that he paid attention to his body at the right time, because of that and the excellent medical staff he is still here today. Kevin isn't squandering his second chance at life Naturally, a health emergency such as the one Kevin had, causes one to reassess their life, but the words of a nurse caused him to dig even deeper. The nurse told him that this second chance to live was given to him for a reason and that he shouldn't waste it. Those words struck home and Kevin has been intentional about his life decisions ever since. Listen in to hear Kevin explain how this health emergency changed his life. Restructuring his business caused Kevin to enjoy a newfound freedom Everything that Kevin does now is done with purpose. He wants to make the most of his second lease on life. This newfound intentionality led him to analyze his commitments, how his business was structured, and how he spends his time. Kevin assessed how to streamline the systems and processes in his business so that he could spend more time in his business rather than on his business. This action gave him a sense of freedom to pursue the work that truly fills him and to spend more quality time with his family doing the things they enjoy. Effectiveness and execution require consistency To become the person you want to be you must do the things that person does. So if you want to become a writer you must write every day. Consistency is key to becoming the person you want to be. This means that you need to execute--to do things you need to do on a daily basis. Just like investing $100 a month every month will get you further than $1,000 sporadically, consistency is key. Consistency defines who you are and who you will become. Kevin is presenting you Solopreneur Money listeners with a special offer to improve your execution and effectiveness by working on mindset and improving tools and systems in your business. Enjoy the first month of Kevin's workshop for FREE by using the coupon code SOLOMONEY. Signing up for Kevin's workshop is a great way to take action on becoming more intentional. Resources & People Mentioned BOOK - The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson Connect with Kevin Gainey Kevin Gainey.com--Use the coupon code SOLOMONEY to receive a FREE month of Kevin's mindset and tactical training TheBeingnessCoach.com Kevin on Instagram @beingnesscoach and @kwgainey Kevin on LinkedIn Kevin on Facebook Connect With Gabe Nelson www.GabeNelsonFinancial.com/contact FREE Downloadable Resources at https://www.gabenelsonfinancial.com/resources/ EMAIL: Gabe (at) GabeNelsonFinancial.com Follow Gabe on LinkedIn Follow Gabe on Twitter: @GabeNelsonCFP Follow Gabe on Facebook Follow Gabe on Instagram: @GabeNelsonCFP Subscribe to Solopreneur Money Audio Production and Show notes by PODCAST FAST TRACK https://www.podcastfasttrack.com
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Erectile dysfunction. A sensitive topic that most are embarrassed to talk about, but the truth is 52% of men are experiencing some type of erectile dysfunction. Thankfully there are ways to alleviate this problem, and while pharmaceuticals may help the symptoms, they don't always get rid of the problem. Most sexual struggles have a psychological and emotional component, potentially rooted in childhood trauma. Making it so important to find the root of the trauma, so you can resolve it and move forward into the passion you deserve. Sometimes erectile dysfunction happens because we feel a sense of unworthiness and our bodies react negatively to those emotions. This is why making time to focus and take care of your mental wellbeing is so important. Plus, the more willing we are to continue learning, growing, and exploring, the better lovers we'll become! “You are more than just a physical body, you have all these different aspects of you, and when it's not all aligned, you're not going to have optimal results in any area of your life.” - Sarrah Rose In This Episode: Erectile dysfunction is frustrating but you CAN overcome it. Do you know how to create a mind-body connection with your penis? Why healing past traumas is key to improving your sex life! And, so much more! Connect with Sarrah Rose: Website:https://tantricactivation.com/ ( https://tantricactivation.com/) Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/tantricactivation/ (https://www.instagram.com/tantricactivation/) Facebook:https://facebook.com/TantricActivation/ ( https://facebook.com/TantricActivation/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/IAmSarrahRose ( https://twitter.com/IAmSarrahRose)
As we reach the end of the Stock Aitken Waterman-produced singles from 1986, we hear for one last time from Phil Fearon, about his remake of "Ain't Nothing But A House Party", and Youth and June Montana from Brilliant about their cover version of "The End Of The World". We also learn about the record company dramas both acts encountered shortly after their time with SAW came to an end. Dee Lewis joins us again to discuss the second Mondo Kane single, "An Everlasting Love In An Ever-Changing World", ghosting vocals as a backing singer and her solo career. And then we kick off SAW's 1987 hits with "Something In My House" by Dead Or Alive, which would end up being the band's last substantial success in the UK. Naturally, there were dramas and — explicit language warning! — also an extended mix with some obsenities thrown in for good measure.
Episode 50: Debbie Dekleva – Saving the Monarch Butterfly Naturally Our guest Debbie Dekleva shares her life-long mission to save the Monarch Butterfly habitat. You will learn what you can do to help save one of nature's most beautiful gifts when it comes to the butterfly. She is a strong advocate of cultivating milkweed, which … Continue reading Episode 50: Debbie Dekleva – Saving the Monarch Butterfly Naturally →
Ladies! You need to listen to Bev's story. After struggling with weight and diabetes for years (she could lose the weight, but whenever she reached her goal, she would gain it right back again), Bev has cracked the code on how to get and KEEP her results, AND enjoy the process. Listen in she shares how she... ✨ Lost 20 pounds ended the self-sabotage cycle and is EXCITED to keep going ✨ Drastically reduced her medication for Type 2 Diabetes ✨ Went from being a sugar addict to easily saying no to sweets without feeling deprived ✨ Decided that she was WORTH investing in herself (how her weight loss journey has positively impacted all aspects of her life) *Update* Bev just emailed me that while on vacation, she had lost another 2 pounds
"It is one thing to change your name before you become famous. It is quite another to change your name after you become famous. We have a list that did. Plus, we will look into how to legally change your name and the laws of a stage name."
I am a self-proclaimed money nerd! I love spreadsheets. I watched PBS specials about retirement for fun! There's a difference between “good” with money and knowing how to build wealth. The truth is, I was good at staying out of credit card debt. I had so much to learn about managing and growing my money. I am a natural spender. I love a good sale. I was proof that having a high-income didn't mean I knew how to manage my money. I was born and raised in New York City. I spent most of my life living in the the Bronx. I am a Latina, first generation college graduate and daughter of an immigrant. I moved to California for an amazing job opportunity and negotiated my salary to more than double what I was making. Unfortunately, I didn't understand money or building wealth. I didn't grow up looking at stock charts with my dad or balancing the checkbook with my mom. We didn't talk about money much in my family. At 24 years old I was making more than ever before and I had no idea what to do once my bills were paid. Naturally, I began to spend and spend. I set very little money aside every month. I bought shoes, clothes, handbags and rarely did I cook at home. Get your free book: [www.audibletrial.com/dwellynn](http://www.audibletrial.com/dwellynn) Contact: Walli https://financiallythriving.com/ Content mentioned: The Simple Path to Wealth https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Path-Wealth-financial-independence/dp/1533667926/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1943E8LQITEKJ&keywords=simple+path+to+wealth&qid=1637805331&s=books&sprefix=simple%2Caps%2C231&sr=1-1 Follow Ola [[www.instagram.com/oladantis](http://www.instagram.com/oladantis)] @OlaDantis for all other social media Send me a DM when you follow so I can say hi! www.InvestWithOla.com
It's those American rugby fools that you all know, but perhaps don't necessarily love. We had a heck of a weekend and there's plenty to chew on wit this episode of TFRY. On this edition, we have a glance at the Babas squads, AfroLycia in the house! We also have a look at the center combinations in the Premiership and how they stack up at this current time to one another. Naturally, we have a look at the international matchups from this past weekend, which included some absolute gems. Finally though, we take turns to give thanks and show our gratitude for what we have, especially in the rugby universe. Kick back and have one with us friends! Patreon is here for TFRY https://www.patreon.com/TheFantasyRugbyYanks , subscribe and start getting a leg up on your friends. Ask us questions via Twitter: Jarrod- jdyke8man & Ben- admrablsnackbar, and #AskTFRY. Send us your thoughts for the show and questions for upcoming shows via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course we welcome feedback via e-mail, twitter or by rating/reviewing the pod on Apple Podcast.
Matt and Ty are releasing this week's episode a little early, in case people wanted to listen before Thanksgiving. Speaking of that, there's almost no Thanksgiving talk in this episode, save for a few thoughts at the beginning. We're talking hockey, football, and Black Friday. Here's the rundown... (6:32) Matt gives a spoiler-free review of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. (12:05) The Bruins are struggling offensively, and the guys examine what's wrong right now as well as the bigger-picture concerns. (30:37) Ex-Bruins goalie Daniel Vladar shut his former team out with the Flames, which led to all sorts of wild takes. Naturally, Matt & Ty push back. (44:22) A radio host said the Patriots won't win because they lack "weapons." The guys get into why this take stinks. (59:11) Matt & Ty reveal their "Big 3" items that would cause them to actually go shopping on Black Friday.
“I'll never be as good as I want to be, but I'm willing to spend the rest of my life trying to be as great as I can be.” Kenny Aranoff is a phenomenon on the Rock N' Roll stage; he has been nominated for over 60 Grammys; drummed with legendary names like John Mellencamp and Celine Dion, and is ranked as one of the Top 100 Drummers in the entire world. Kenny has set the stage for musicians worldwide and continues to evolve with every trend that faces him. In this episode of Welcome to Humanity, Kenny gives us a peek behind the curtain of what it takes to become a Rock mogul and how he turned the uncertainty of Covid into a new business venture. Key Takeaways: Adapt or die: humans were built to adapt to their circumstances including during the pandemic People felt aimless and stuck during Covid but Kenny did not rest on his laurels and adapted to a new normal Reaching a mogul status takes discipline, perseverance, and learning from your mistakes Learning to pivot from an individualistic to a teamwork mindset Timestamps: [00:00:00] Introduction to Kenny Aronoff [00:04:26] The best Rock N' Roll drummer [00:05:46] Staying busy through Covid [00:11:26] Developing discipline [00:15:30] Indiana University [00:19:27] What does it mean to be a Rock mogul and how did you get there? [00:22:34] The perceived notion of being stuck with something [00:27:36] If you do nothing, you get nothing [00:30:12] Naturally leading a healthy lifestyle [00:32:44] Musical mentors [00:39:07] Pivoting from “me” to “we” [00:53:15] Top three drummers who's style you have emulated [00:56:37] Where do you go once you've reached the top [01:00:20] Connect with Kenny Connect with Kenny: Website: KennyAronoff.com Instagram Twitter YouTube Spotify
In this episode of the Holistic Women's Health podcast, Alex talks with Samantha Van De Wal. Samantha is a holistic hormone nutritionist who has a special interest in and passion for helping individuals manage and heal their PCOS. In this episode, we talk about all the foundations of PCOS: what it is, the different types, testing, bloodwork, nutrition, foods to avoid, supplements, lifestyle and exercise. Connect with Samantha: - Instagram: @samanthavandewal - Website: www.samanthavandewal.com - The Kickstart Guide to Overcoming PCOS Insulin Resistance E-Book: https://www.samanthavandewal.com/shop/the-kickstart-guide-to-overcoming-pcos-insulin-resistance Connect with Alex: - Work with me here: https://my.practicebetter.io/#/5e4ef5402a98231b50e19126/bookings?step=services - Get access to my course here: https://nutritionmoderation.thinkific.com/courses/synced (15% OFF DISCOUNT CODE: HWHpodcast) - Instagram: @nutritionmoderation - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nutritionmoderation - Website: www.nutritionmoderation.com
Seneca's writings reveal a committed Stoic, a pious soul, and an inspirational moral philosopher. Nevertheless, some of his actions and financial dealings have generated doubt about his genuineness. Seneca is a mixed bag if the historical record can be trusted. However, it is crucial to keep in mind that Seneca engaged in politics at the highest levels of the Roman Empire, which was the dominant world power of his time. Thus, he had powerful enemies, not the least of which was the infamous Emperor Nero. When I imagine a man like Seneca in our modern political game of character assassination, I can easily find room to believe much of his negative press was politically motivated. I'm not going to dive into the morass of conflicting scholarship about Seneca; However, I offer the following quote as a balanced opinion, Naturally, we can have no more certainty that Seneca actually followed his own moral teaching than we can have about any person from antiquity. At best, the sources allow us to extract certain implications for a prominent individual like Seneca. But common opinion about his person seems very much affected, first, by the bare fact that he was a wealthy man, as if that alone would have made him selfish and hypocritical by definition, and, second, by a peculiar fusion of the tutor and counselor Seneca with the student and Emperor Nero, who is best remembered for his bad morality. Here it seems to matter little that our sources suggest that the emperors ‘good period' was in fact precisely when he was under Seneca's influence. The stereotyped image of Seneca as a pretentious hypocrite is amazingly widespread, often simply found ‘as a stock assertion dragged from one second-hand work to another'. As Stoics, I think we should take Seneca's writings at face value. They inspired multitudes in the past, and they do the same today. Many of the early Christian Church Fathers thought highly of Seneca and considered him a moral exemplar. Tertullian, a second-century Christian apologist, even referred to him as “our Seneca.” Regardless of the ambiguous historical record, Seneca's writings reveal his deep philosophical thought and reverence for divine Nature. Letters to Lucilius Throughout his writings, Seneca refers to the relationship between the gods and us. In Letters 1.5, he calls this relationship a “kinship” and claims it is “sealed by virtue.” Later, in Letters 31, titled Our mind's godlike potential, he suggests a committed devotion to philosophy, as a way of life, raises us above our human nature toward our godlike potential. How? Through virtue, which he defines as: [T]he evenness and steadiness of a life that is in harmony with itself through all events, which cannot come about unless one has knowledge and the skill of discerning things human and divine. (Letters 31.8) Again, in Letters 53, Seneca argues that a mind committed to philosophy will be near to the gods and can experience the “tranquility of God.” He points out the tremendous power of philosophy to “beat back all the assaults of chance” and claims, No weapon lodges in its flesh; its defenses cannot be penetrated. When fortune's darts come in, it either ducks and lets them pass by, or stands its ground and lets them bounce back against the assailant. (Letters53.11-12) In Letters 41, titled God dwells within us, Seneca covers the topics of Stoic physics and theology in some detail. First, he makes a clear distinction between the practices of personal religion and those of conventional religions. As I discussed in previous episodes, Stoicism was never a religion in the traditional sense, with altars, temples, and priests. Nevertheless, the Stoics were deeply spiritual and reverential toward God, which they conceived as an immanent and creative force that permeates and providentially guides the cosmos and humankind. Seneca begins Letters 41 by asserting, You need not raise your hands to heaven; you need not beg the temple keeper for ...
NOTES: This week, Dr. Glenn Vo sat down with Brenda Mcnulty and Dr. Brett Wells.You all might know Brenda, Dental Group Director at Support DDS, but do you know Brett? He's the founder of Dental HQ (and also a practicing dentist).If you don't know who Support DDS is, they're one of the leaders in providing remote team members to dental practices.Brenda herself has over 30 years of experience in dentistry. She joined Support DDS after working as a dental consultant.Brenda realized early on in her career that many dentists weren't happy when they tried to delegate dental roles to employees from outsourcing agencies. After referring dentists to Support DDS time and time again, they offered her a job.Brett launched his first practice in 2008 and had trouble finding patients at first. Gradually—after lots of blood, sweat, and tears—he turned a scratch startup into a booming business.From there, Brett found his groove. First, he opened another dental practice. Then it was another, then another, and another. Now, Brett is a thriving entrepreneur and group practice owner.Currently, Brett's passion lies in smoothening operations and running businesses. In fact, that's what Dental HQ is all about! They offer a revolutionary in-house dental membership plan software platform that empowers dentists to attract and retain fee-for-service patients.Brett fell in love with Support DDS after he started running into some administrative problems. They offered the key to building the infrastructure he was looking for.However, Brett didn't turn to Support DDS right off the bat. If he had, he would have saved himself a whole lot of trouble. Brett learned the hard way how important it is to reduce turnover and keep your team engaged. Luckily, with Support DDS, it's easier than everSupport DDS offered a secure way to gain a team member who would stick through thick and thin and offer an affordable alternative to high-level administrative positions.Learn about:How are the team members from Support DDS making the lives of Brett and everyone working in his practices much easier?Brett's team gets sold to all the time, and they're often left unimpressed. Naturally, when Brenda came to their practice, their expectations were low. How did the team members not only impress Brett's team but blow them away?How much does Brett trust the team members he hired? Hint: enough to start tasking them with more responsibilities.Which tasks are slowing you down that could be outsourced to a virtual team member?Which tasks can you delegate to one of Support DDSs virtual team members? Hint: they're versatile!What's the RISE program? How does it find the gaps in a dental practice? And how does it discern how to plug holes in your bucket?How did Brenda “kick it up a notch” for Dr. Wells when it came to applying the RISE program to his practices?Why does Brett like Support DDS more than most of the other outsourcing companies? Hint: it has something to do with being able to customize the training process and tailor team members for the needs of his practices.How much does Support DDS cost? FYI: it's a flat fee.What is Dental HQ all about? How can they work in tandem with Support DDS to set your practice up for success?What's the problem with a membership plan? How can it overwhelm your team?How does Dental HQ ensure all of the perks of a membership plan while ensuring the ball never gets dropped?How are Dental HQ and Support DDS collaborating to bridge gaps for dental offices? How can they work in tandem to boost your marketing efforts?And more!Everyone is going through staffing problems right now, and many practices are spread so thin that many team members are running out of steam daily. If that sounds familiar to you, Support DDS might provide you with a solution—and Brett can attest to that wholeheartedly. NIFTY DEAL: $250 off of the first month. GET THE DEAL: Go to: https://supportdds.com/Mention Nifty Thrifty
Meet the delightful Julia from Germany. She is a qualified physiotherapist and a published author and loves working with people. Julia suffered from endometriosis and cysts for over 4 years and experienced an increasing number of painful symptoms that she had to endure whilst teaching students at her university and attending to patients from her private practice. Seeking a way out from her pain, Julia had 2 surgeries but these procedures sadly just made her worse. She was determined to be pain-free and this led Julia to find and read Wendy's book ‘How I Ended My Endometriosis Naturally'. Feeling inspired after seeing some positive results from adopting a few of the suggestions in the book, Julia then joined the 21 Day EndoBoss® Challenge in order to learn more about essential self-care and how to embrace her emotions. Julia's hard work and commitment paid off as she was offered a coveted place in the EndoBoss® Academy, which she has just recently completed. Julia's pain scores have reduced by half and she has gladly noted all these improvements below: - her periods are now only 3-5 days long - her intense shoulder pain is gone - her breast pain gone - a numb feeling in her right leg is gone - she has better & improved regular bowel movements - her digestive system has improved - she has thicker hair, softer skin, and stronger nails - her energy levels have significantly improved - her sleep has improved What is more, she has been able to undergo some emotional work such as removing old and unhelpful beliefs about herself. Julia is now able to stand up for herself more in challenging situations and is more comfortable putting in firm boundaries of protection with toxic people who may try to push or trample over them. This has helped in numerous ways and now Julia feels more confident, is making plans for the future, and is generally feeling more optimistic. Most importantly, Julia has come to recognize her value, her true worth, and the power she holds over herself, her emotions, and her body! Wendy & her EndoBoss® Team are so proud to say that Julia is now an Unstoppable EndoBoss®! To learn more about empowering EndoBoss® Pathway and start your own journey with Step #1:- 21 Day Unstoppable EndoBoss® Challenge go to:- https://HealEndometriosisNaturally.com/Programs
Oh H A I! Two weeks in a row that I've uploaded on time!? Say W H A T!? Your girl is back again with another installment of my Conjuring series. This week we're going to dive into the first murder case in Brookfield, Connecticut history. It was 1981 when 7 year old, David Glatzel became "possessed" by 42 demons and honestly, maybe that's what's going on with me. Like the hero he is, my guy Arne was just like..."hi, take me. love me. possess me." or something like that. Pretty sure that's where Grey's got it from, but don't quote me. After inviting a sp00py boi into his body, Arne like, really went down hill. So downhill, in fact, that he stabbed his landlord/drinking buddy/girlfriend's boss, Alan Bono, a whole bunch of times. Arne, you can't stab people, that kills people. . Naturally, my dude goes to trial and our good friends, the Warrens, are all, "Noooo...it was totally a demon." and the judge was all, "That's a hard no for me dog." Listen this week and decide for yourself. If we can site god in court should Arne have been able to call upon Lucifer to get him off the hook? Was he really possessed or just hella pissed that Alan Bono was agressive af and he was all, "Not on my Christian Minecraft server." I guess you're gonna find out! . After listening, if you find anything we've missed or anything you'd like to correct us on PLEASE DO! As always, H E C K Y O U! . Have suggestions for murder? Comments? Wanna buy merch? Wanna tell us we're the worst? SEND US AN EMAIL AT email@example.com Follow us on: F A C E B O O K T W I T T E R I N S T A G R A M Hosted by: Amanda Edited by: Daddy Tay Guest staring: Lucy aka Lucifer aka the big guy downstairs Original artwork: DeLeon Massheder Music: Signs to Nowhere by Shane Ivers- https://www.silvermansound.com
In this week's episode we're discussing the revenge film that wasn't-- the fourth entry in the "Child's Play" franchise, "Bride of Chucky." Special topics for your consideration include: an undying love of John Ritter, all 90s roads leading back to Jerry Springer, the choices that culminate in owning a waterbed, toxic relationships and the "Twilight" effect looming large in our brains, inept cops, and a surprise visit from a dolphin. Did you miss our other "Child's Play" episodes? Naturally we covered the sequel first (Episode 28) and the original film second (Episode 231) with the remake coming in appropriately third, in Episode 287. Find us online: Support us at patreon.com/werewolfambulance Buy merch for yourself or those you love at www.teepublic.com/user/werewolfambulance on Reddit at r/werewolfambulance on Facebook at facebook.com/werewolfambulance on Twitter @werebulance on Instagram @werewolfambulance. firstname.lastname@example.org If you liked this, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen! It helps others find us and allows us to continue to grow. Intro song is by Alex Van Luvie Outro song is A. Wallis- "EMT" Seriously, we have the best listeners, hands down. Werewolf Ambulance is a horror movie comedy podcast.
Having taken you, our dear listeners, through the Yuan, Chagatayid and Ilkhanates, we now turn our attention to the northwestern corner of the Mongol Empire: the Jochid ulus, the Golden Horde. Ruled by the line of Chinggis' eldest son Jochi, this single division of the Mongol Empire was larger than the maximum extent of most empires, dominating from the borders of Hungary and the Balkans, briefly taking the submission of Serbia, stretching ever eastwards over what is now Ukraine, Russia, through Kazakhstan before terminating at the Irtysh River. Under its hegemony were many distinct populations; the cities of the Rus' principalities, the fur trading centres of the Volga Bulghars along the Samara Bend, the mercantile outposts of the Crimean peninsula which gave the Jochid Khans access to the Mediterranean Sea, to the Khwarezm delta, giving them a position in the heart of the Central Asian trade. These distant frontiers, hundreds upon hundreds of kilometres apart, were connected by the western half of the great Eurasian steppe, the Qipchaq Desert as it was known to Islamic writers. Thus was the Golden Horde, and over the next few episodes we'll take you through its history, from its establishment under Batu, to the height of its glory under Özbeg, to its lengthy disintegration from the end of the fourteenth century onwards. This first episode will serve as an introduction to the history of the Golden Horde, beginning first with its very name and important historiographical matters, then taking you through its origins, up to the death of Berke and ascension of Möngke-Temür, the first ruler of the Golden Horde as an independent state. I'm your host David, and this is Kings and Generals: Ages of Conquest. As good a place to start as any is terminology, and the Golden Horde is known by a host of names. Firstly and most famously, we can note that the Golden Horde is a later appellation, given to the state centuries later in Rus' chronicles. In Russian this is Zolotaya Orda (Золотой Орды), which in Mongolian and Turkish would be Altan Orda. The English word “horde” comes directly from Mongolian ordu, though also used in Turkic languages, and signifies, depending on the case, a command headquarters, the army, tent or palace- quite different from the image of uncontrolled rabble that usually comes to mind with the term. While commonly said that the Rus' chronicles took the term from the golden colour of the Khan's tents, we actually do see the term Golden Horde used among the Mongols before the emergence of the Golden Horde state. For the Mongols and Turks, all the cardinal directions have colour associated with them. Gold is the colour associated with the center; while the divisions of the army would be known by their direction and colour, the overall command or imperial government could be known as the center, the qol, or by its colour, altan. This is further augmented by the association of the colour gold with the Chinggisids themselves, as descent from Chinggis Khan was the altan urugh, the Golden Lineage; and the name of a well-known Mongolian folk band. For example, in 1246 when the Franciscan Friar John de Plano Carpini travelled to Mongolia as an envoy from the Pope, he visited a number of camps of the new Khan, Güyük. Each camp was named, and one of these was, as Carpini notes, called the Golden Horde. In this case, Carpini also describes Güyük's tent as being literally covered in gold, with even the nails holding the wooden beams being gold. So Altan orda, or Golden Horde, may well have been in use within the Golden Horde khanate. However, the term is never used to refer to it in the thirteenth or fourteenth centuries. What we see instead is a collection of other terms. In the Ilkhanate, it was common to refer to the rulers as the Khans of Qipchap, and the state as the Desht-i-Qipchaq, the Qipchaq steppe or desert. Hence in modern writing you will sometimes see it as the Qipchap Khanate. But this seems unlikely to have been a term in use by the Jochid Khans, given that the Qipchaps were the Khan's subjects and seen as Mongol slaves; a rather strange thing for the Mongols to name themselves after them. Given that it was the pre-Mongol term for the region, and the Ilkhanid writers liked to denigrate the Jochid Khans whenever possible, it makes rather good sense that they would continue using it. Many modern historians, and our series researcher, like to refer to it as the Jochid ulus, the patrimony of the house of Jochi, particularly before the actual independence of the Golden Horde following 1260. This term appears closer to what we see in Yuan and Mamluk sources, where the Golden Horde was usually called the ulus of Batu or Berke, or ulus of whoever was currently the reigning Khan. Either designating themselves by the current ruler, or by the more general ulug ulus, meaning “great state or patrimony,” with perhaps just the encampment of the Khan known as the altan ordu, the Golden Horde, among the Jochids themselves. Over the following episodes the term Jochid ulus will be used to refer to the state in general, and Golden Horde will be used specifically for the independent khanate which emerged after the Berke-Hülegü war in the 1260s. There is another matter with terminology worth pointing out before we go further. The Jochid domains were split into two halves; west of the Ural river, ruled by the line of Batu, Jochi's second son. And east of the Ural River, ruled by the line of Orda, Jochi's first son. Now, Batu may have been the general head of the Jochids, or a first amongst equals, or Orda and Batu may have been given totally distinct domains. Perhaps the ulus of Orda simply became more autonomous over the thirteenth century. Opinions differ greatly, and unfortunately little information survives on the exact relationship, but the ulus of Orda was, by 1300, effectively independent and the Batuid Khans Toqta and Özbeg would, through military intervention, bring it under their influence. So essentially, there were two wings of the Jochids with a murky relationship, which is further obfuscated by inconsistent naming of them in the historical sources. Rus' and Timurid sources also refer to the White Horde and the Blue Horde. The Rus' sources follow Turko-Mongolian colour directions and have the White Horde, the lands ruled by the line of Batu, the more westerly, and Orda's ulus being the Blue Horde to the east. Except in Timurid sources, this is reversed, with Batu's line ruling the Blue Horde, and Orda the White. There has been no shortage of scholarly debate over this, and you will see the terms used differently among modern writers. This is not even getting into the matter if the Golden Horde was then itself another division within this, referring to territory belonging directly to the Khan within the Batuid Horde. For the sake of clarity, this podcast will work on the following assumptions, with recognition that other scholars interpretations may differ greatly: that following Jochi's death around 1227, the Jochid lines and lands were divided among Batu and Orda, with Batu acting as the head of the lineage. The western half of this division, under Batu, we will call the White Horde, and Orda's eastern division will be the Blue Horde. Together, these were the Jochid ulus, with the rest of their brothers given allotments within the larger domains. While Batu was the senior in the hierarchy, Orda was largely autonomous, which following the Berke-Hülegü war turned into the Blue Horde becoming effectively independent until the start of the fourteenth century, as apparently suggested by Rashid al-Din and Marco Polo, One final note is that we have effectively no internal sources surviving from the Golden Horde. In the opinion of scholars like Charles Halperin, the Golden Horde simply had no chronicle tradition. Any records they maintained were likely lost in the upheavals of the late fourteenth century that culminated in the great invasion under Tamerlane in the 1390s, where effectively every major city in the steppe region of the Horde was destroyed. The closest we come to Golden Horde point-of-view chronicles appear in the sixteenth century onwards, long after the dissolution of the Horde. The first and most notable was the mid-sixteenth century Qara Tawarikh of Ötemish Hajji, based in Khiva in the service of descendants of Jochi's son, Shiban. Sent to the lower Volga by his masters, there he collected oral folk tales which he compiled into his history. While often bearing intriguing and amusing tales, they reveal little in the way of the internal machinations of the Golden Horde. Luckily we are serviced from more contemporary sources, most notably Ilkhanid and Mamluk sources- once again our friend the Ilkhanid vizier Rashid al-Din is of utmost importance, who provides us an important outline of the Golden Horde's politics up to 1300. The Mamluks and Ilkhanid sources largely collected information from Jochid diplomats or refugees. Most of our understanding of Golden Horde political events, and the details of the following episodes, comes from these sources. Post-Ilkhanid Timurid and Jalayirid authors help somewhat for the later fourteenth century, while the Rus' sources provide information on the Golden Horde almost exclusively in the context of its interactions with the principalities, similar to other European and Byzantine sources. A few details can be gleaned too from travellers like Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta, and even distant Yuan sources from China. Archaeology has provided some interesting details, particularly relating to trade and the extensive coinage circulation of the Jochids. Despite this, the Golden Horde remains, regardless of its fame, arguably one of the poorer understood of the Mongol Khanates. So, with that bit of paperwork out of the way, let's get on with it! The kernel of the immense Golden Horde can be found in the first decades of the thirteenth century. In the first ten years of the Mongol Empire Jochi, Chinggis Khan's first son, was tasked with leading campaigns around Lake Baikal, as well as the first expeditions that brought their armies far to the west of Mongolia. While around Baikal he had been sent to subdue the local peoples, in 1216 Jochi and Sübe'edei pursued fleeing Merkits across Kazakhstan, to the region between the Aral Sea and the Caspian. Here, the Merkits had allied with Qangli-Qipchaps, beginning the long running Mongol animosity to the various Qipchap peoples. While Jochi was the victor here, he was forced into battle with the Khwarezm-Shah Muhammad on his return, as we have previously detailed. But the result seems to have been an association of these western steppes as Jochi's lands, in the eyes of the Mongol leadership. Such an association was strengthened following the campaign against the Khwarezmian Empire. The Mongols saw conquering a region as making it part of the patrimony of a given prince, and such a belief fueled into the interactions between Jochi and his brothers, especially Chagatai. This was most apparent at the siege of the Khwarezmian capital of Gurganj, where Jochi sought to minimize destruction to the city- not out of humanity, but as it would be a jewel in his domains as one of the preeminent trade cities in Central Asia. Chagatai, in a long running competition with his brother, was not nearly so compassionate. The end result was Gurganj being almost totally annihilated, and Jochi and Chagatai's antagonism reaching the frustrated ears of their father. As you may recall, Jochi's mother Börte had been captured by Merkits before he was born, leaving an air of doubt around the true identity of his father. Chinggis, to his credit, always treated Jochi as fully legitimate, and indeed up until 1221, in the opinion of some scholars, appears to have been grooming him as his primary heir. However, the falling out between Jochi and Chagatai over the siege of Gurganj, and Chagatai's apparent refusal to accept Jochi as anything but a “Merkit bastard,” as attributed to him in the Secret History of the Mongols, left Chinggis with the realization that should Jochi become Khan, it would only lead to war between the brothers. And hence, the decision to make Ögedai the designated heir. It has often been speculated that Jochi's massive patrimony was essentially a means to keep him and Chagatai as far apart as possible,and appeasing Jochi once he was excluded from the throne. Following the conquest of Khwarezm, Jochi seems to have taken well to the western steppe being his territory, the grasslands between the Ural and Irtysh Rivers. Juzjani, writing around 1260, writes of Jochi falling in love with these lands, believing them to be the finest in the world. Some later, pro-Toluid sources portray Jochi then spending the last years of his life doing nothing but hunting and drinking in these lands, but this seems to have been aimed at discrediting his fitness. Rather he likely spent this time consolidating and gradually pushing west his new realm, past the Aral Sea towards the Ural River, while his primary camp was along the Irtysh. Though effectively nothing is known of Jochi's administration, we can regard this period as the true founding of what became the Jochid ulus, and eventually the Golden Horde. Though he died between 1225 and 1227, either of illness, a hunting accident or poisoned by his father, Chinggis immediately confirmed upon Jochi's many offspring -at least 14 sons- their rights to their father's lands. And Chinggis, or perhaps Ögedai, made Jochi's second son Batu the head of the lineage. It was then that the division of the Jochid lands into two wings under Orda and Batu may have been first implemented. By the start of Ögedai's reign, the western border of the Mongol Empire extended past the Ural River, and Mongol armies were attacking the Volga Bulghars. While we do not have much information on it, we may presume a level of involvement on the part of Batu and his brothers. Of course, in the second half of the 1230s Ögedai ordered the great invasion that overran the western steppe. Starting from the Ural River, within 5 years the Mongol Empire was extended some 3,000 kilometres westwards to the borders of Hungary. Whereas previously the urban area of the Jochid lands was restricted to the Khwarezm Delta and the scattered steppe settlements, now it included the cities of the Rus' principalities, Volga Bulghars, other Volga communities, and the Crimean peninsula. All in addition to the western half of the great Eurasian steppe, and the now subdued Cuman-Qipchaq peoples. By 1242, Batu was arguably the single most powerful individual in the Mongol Empire. Enjoying the rich grasslands along the Volga between the Black and Caspian Seas, Batu created a permanent capital, Sarai. Much like the imperial capital of Qaraqorum, Sarai served as a base to collect tribute, receive embassies, and house the administration and records, while Batu and the other Jochid princes continued to nomadize. The newly conquered territories were quickly incorporated in the Mongol tax system, and the Rus' principalities began to see Mongol basqaqs and darughachi come to collect the Khan's due. But Batu was an ambitious man. There was clearly an understanding that the Jochids were granted the west of Asia as theirs, and he took this quite literally. As the Mongol Empire incorporated Iran, the Caucasus and Anatolia over the 1230s through 40s, Batu ensured that Jochid land rights were not just respected, but expanded. The administration in these regions was picked either from Batu's men, or from his consultation, such as Baiju Noyan, the commander of the Caucasian tamma forces and who brought the Rumi Seljuqs under Mongol rule. In the turmoil following Ögedai's death, Batu extended his hold over western Asia. Naturally, this put him on a collision course with the Central Government. When Ögedai's widow, Törögene tried to hunt down her political rivals, such as the head of the Central Asia Secretariat Mas'ud Beg, Batu gave shelter to him. When her son Güyük took the throne, Batu did not attend his quriltai in person, putting off any meeting due to, Batu claimed, the severe gout he suffered from preventing his travel. Batu and Güyük had been rivals ever since the great western campaign, where Güyük had insulted Batu's leadership. Güyük hoped to put a cap on the decentralization of power which had occurred during the last years of his father's reign and during his mother's regency, and showed a willingness to execute imperial princes, such as the last of Chinggis Khan's surviving brothers, Temüge. When rumour came to Batu that Güyük was planning a massive new campaign to subdue the west, Batu must have suspected that Güyük planned on bringing him to heel too; either limiting his political freedom, or outright replacing him with Batu's older brother, Orda, with whom Güyük was on good terms with. The news of Güyük's advance came from Sorqaqtani Beki, the widow of Tolui and sister of one of Jochi's most important wives. Sources like William of Rubruck have Batu preemptively poison Güyük in spring 1248, thus avoiding civil war. Batu and Sorqaqtani then promptly had many of Güyük's favourites executed and, in a quriltai in Batu's territory, had her son Möngke declared Khan of Khans in 1250, before an official ceremony in Mongolia the next year. The relationship was an effective one. In being key supporters for Möngke's otherwise illegal election, Jochid land rights were confirmed across the empire. Transoxania was cleared of Chagatayids and handed over the Jochids, Georgia confirmed for Batu's younger brother Berke, and travellers who passed through the empire in these years like William of Rubruck basically have the empire divided between Batu and Möngke. Most of western Asia, both north and south of the Caucasus, was overseen by Batu and his men. When Batu died around 1255, the Jochids enjoyed a preeminence second only to the Great Khan himself. The special place of the Jochid leader was recognized by numerous contemporary sources, and it is notable that while the rest of the empire was divided into the great branch secretariats, that the Jochid lands were not placed into one until late in Möngke's reign, and there is little indication it was ever properly established before Jochid independence. However, despite even Möngke recognizing Batu's power, as a part of his wider centralizing efforts he reminded Batu of the leash on him. Batu's interactions with William of Rubruck indicate that Batu saw his power to conduct foreign diplomacy was limited; the Jochid lands were not exempted from Möngke's empire-wide censuses, and when Möngke demanded Batu provide troops for Hülegü's campaigns against the Nizari Ismailis and Baghdad, Batu duly complied. During Batu's lifetime it was the name of the Great Khan who continued to be minted on coinage in the Jochid lands, and Rus' princes still had to receive yarliqs, or confirmation, not from Batu but from Qaraqorum. And in 1257, Möngke ordered the Jochid lands to be incorporated into a new Secretariat, and thus bring them better under the control of the Central Government. There is no indication from the sources that Batu or his successors resisted Möngke in any capacity in these efforts Following Batu's death, Möngke promptly ratified Batu's son Sartaq as his successor, but as Sartaq returned from Qaraqorum, he died under mysterious circumstances; in a few sources, the blame falls onto his uncles, Berke and Berkechir. Sartaq's son or brother Ilagchi was made Khan under the regency of Batu's widow Boraqchin Khatun, but soon both were dead. Though Ilagchi's cause of death is unmentioned, for Boraqchin the Mamluk sources note that Berke had her tried and executed for treason. Still, for Sartaq and Ilagchi the tendency for Mongol princes to die at inopportune times can't be forgotten, and Berke may have simply reacted to a favourable circumstance. The fact that he stood with the most to gain from their deaths made him the likely scapegoat even to contemporary writers, even if he happened to actually be innocent of the matter. Much like how Batu may or may not have poisoned Güyük, the deaths are a little too convenient for the relevant Jochid princes to be easily dismissed. Between 1257 and 1259, possibly waiting for Möngke to begin his Song campaign and be unable to interfere, Berke became the head of the Jochid ulus. As the aqa of the Jochids, that is, the senior member of the line of Jochi, he did this with the approval of his fellow Jochid princes and military leaders. But there is no indication that Berke ever received support from Qaraqorum for his enthronement. Given that Chinggis Khan had confirmed upon Batu the right to rule, the shift from brother-to-brother, though common in steppe successions, was still an extreme matter. Part of the success of Berke's ascension may have been achieved through an agreement with Batu's family. According to the fourteenth century Mamluk author al-Mufaddal, the childless Berke designated Batu's grandson Möngke-Temür as his heir. Some historians like Roman Pochekaev have suggested that Berke's enthronement may have been leveraged as part of an agreement; that Berke, as the most senior member of the Jochids, could take the throne following the death of Ilagchi Khan. But, the prestige of Batu made his line the designated leaders of the White Horde. Without his own children, on Berke's death the throne would fall back to the line of Batu, under his grandson Möngke-Temür. And so it would remain among Batu's descendants until the 1360s, almost 100 years after Berke's death. As you likely know, Berke was the first Mongol prince known to convert to Islam. The exact time of his conversion varies in the sources, but a convincing argument has been put forward by professor István Vásáry. Essentially, that Berke, likely through a Muslim mid-wife that raised him (and not a Khwarezmian Princess, as sometimes suggested) was either in his youth a convert to Islam, or at least extremely influenced by it. By the time of the 1251 quriltai in Mongolia which confirmed Möngke as Great Khan, Berke is attested in independent sources writing at the same time to have sought to Islamize the event; getting the meat to be slaughtered for the feast to be halal, according to Juvaini, and trying to get Möngke to swear on the Quran, according to Juzjani. On his return from Mongolia, he was contacted by a Sufi shaykh in Bukhara, Sayf ad-Din Bakharzi, who is mentioned in a number of sources in connection with Berke's conversion. Having heard of a prominent Mongol prince's interest in Islam, the Shaykh invited Berke to Bukhara, and there gave him a formal education in the religion, leading to Berke to make a more official declaration of his faith likely around 1252. Berke's conversion was accompanied by the conversion of his wives, a number of other princes, members of his family and his generals, though all evidence suggests there was only limited spread of the faith among the rank and file Mongols at the time. As Khan, Berke sought to ensure Jochid hegemony on frontier regions. His troops crushed a newly independent Ruthenian Kingdom in Galicia, and in 1259 his armies under Burundai Noyan led a devastating raid into Poland. Possibly in this time Bulgaria began paying tribute to the Jochids as well. Berke demanded the submission of the Hungarian King, Béla IV, and offered a marriage alliance between their families. As Hungary was spared any damage in Burundai's 1259 campaign, it has been suggested that Béla undertook a nominal submission to Berke, sending tribute and gifts in order to spare Hungary from another assault. In Khwarezm and the Caucasus Berke continued to exercise influence. But tensions were fraying with his cousin Hülegü, who in 1258 sacked Baghdad and killed the ‘Abbasid Caliph. Obviously, as a Muslim Berke was not keen to learn of the Caliph's death. According to the contemporary author Juzjani, writing from distant Delhi, Berke had been in contact with the Caliph in the years preceding the siege. Much of Berke's anger though, as gleaned from his letters to the Mamluks and the writing of Rashid al-Din, was at Hülegü's failure to consult with Berke as the senior member of the family, and as the master of western Asia. Though Jochid troops partook in the siege, and we have no indication from the sources that Berke tried to prevent them taking part, it seems Hülegü did not reach out to Berke regarding the fate of Baghdad, or in the dispensation of loot. Berke was greatly angered at this, and relations only worsened over the following years, once Hülegü killed the Jochid princes in his retinue on charges of sorcery; it just so happened that these same prince had previously annoyed Hülegü through attempting to enforce Jochid land rights over Iran and Iraq. The final straw came in early 1260 once Hülegü learned of Möngke's death. Hülegü by then had already set up in the pastures of Azerbaijan, land Berke considered his. As he learned of the fighting between his brothers Khubilai and Ariq Böke which broke out later that year, Hülegü decided to use the interregnum to seize the pastures of the Caucasus, as well as all of the land between the Amu Darya and Syria, for himself. Berke's officials in these lands were driven out or killed. With no Great Khan to intercede, Berke felt forced to resort to violence to avenge his fallen kinsmen and retake his lands; in 1262 he went to war with Hülegü, and so did the Mongol Empire in the west split asunder. We've covered the Berke-Hülegü war in detail in a previous episode, so we don't need to repeat ourselves here. The end result was both Berke and Hülegü dead by 1266, and the frontier between them set along the Kura River, where Hülegü's son and successor Abaqa built a wall to keep out the Jochids- though the jury is out on whether he made them pay for it. The conflict set the border between the newly emerged Ilkhanate and the Jochid state for the next century, and the Jochids would not forget the sting of losing this territory to the Ilkhanids for that time either. On Berke's death his coffin was carried back to Sarai. Berke's reign, though much shorter than Batu's, had been a decisive one. For not only did it determine many aspects of the Golden Horde's diplomacy and character, notably antagonism to the Ilkhans, a predatory view to the Chagatayids who in the 1260s retook control of Transoxiana and killed Berke's officials, and a cool, distant view to Khubilai Khaan's legitimacy. He helped begin the alliance with the Mamluk Sultans, which never materialized into any actual military cooperation but uneased the Ilkhans and allowed the Mamluks to continue to purchase Qipchaq slaves from the steppe. This alliance too would survive essentially until the dissolution of the Golden Horde at the start of the fifteenth century. But it also seeded the kernel for eventual islamization of the Khanate, a slow process which would only be fulfilled some sixty years later under Özbeg Khan. While their father was the true founder of the Jochid ulus in the 1200s, both Batu and Berke could argue for this title. Batu posthumously became the Sain Khan, the Good Khan, while to the Mamluks the Golden Horde rulers ascended to the throne of Berke. With his death, it seems at Sarai a quriltai was held to confirm the enthronement of his grand-nephew, Möngke-Temür, the first true independent ruler of what we can call the Golden Horde, and subject of our new episode, so be sure to subscribe to the Kings and Generals Podcast to follow. If you enjoyed this and would like to help us continue bringing you great content, consider supporting us on patreon a www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals, or giving us a like, comment and review on the podcast catcher of your choice, and share with your friends, it helps immensely. This episode was researched and written by our series historian, Jack Wilson. I'm your host David, and we'll catch you on the next one.
Frontline E.R. Doctor Gives Chilling Account of Unusual Vaccine-Induced Illness: Mortality is rising because more people are dying. And more people are dying because more people have been vaccinated. There's a link between rising mortality and the Covid-19 vaccine. Naturally, the media wants to shift responsibility for the fatalities to “delayed treatments” and “the lack of preventable care”. But this is just a diversion. The primary cause of death is the injection of a toxic pathogen into the bloodstreams of roughly 70% of the population. That's what's causing the clotting, the bleeding, the pulmonary embolisms, the heart attacks, the strokes, and the premature deaths. It's the vaccine.audio from "The Jimmy Dore Show", Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr. Rochagné Kilian, and ex-Pfizer VP and scientist Dr. Mike Yeadon. thefacthunter.comfacthunterradio.com
Colli Christante grew up eating whole foods and very little sugar, and she brought up her daughter that way too. She doesn't remember her daughter being sick as a child.Naturally, as she grew up, Colli's daughter experimented with sugar and other types of processed foods, but then when she herself became a mother, she reverted back to whole foods.Colli tells about her experience with alcoholism, first with her father and then with her ex-husband. Their consumption of alcohol affected their mood and behaviour... causing suffering for herself and her family. The thing is, alcohol affects the body in a similar way to sugar.Colli's field of expertise is as a family trauma therapist. From her practice and her personal experience, she knows all about trauma and self-sabotage. In this episode, we talk about the connection between trauma and emotional eating, and how consuming sugar and alcohol can be a form of self-sabotage. We also talk about how to deal with reaching out for sugary foods or alcohol as a coping mechanism, and how to create a "new normal". You can contact Colli here: https://www.collikchristante.com/ And if you're ready and committed to breaking free from sugar for good, join us in the After Sugar Club here.
This week's episode is not that depressing at all! Relatively speaking! Taylor Camp was camp started by movie star Elizabeth Taylor('s brother)! He didn't really live there; it was less a traditional camp and more of a swath of undeveloped shoreline he gave to some hippies to piss off local Hawaiian authorities. It's that or a sojourn with Father Divine, a guy who was just straight-up God, according to him. (I mean why not, right?) He sure did feed and house a lot of hungry and desperate people during a time when it was needed most! Naturally he got arrested for it a lot. Join us for an episode with a legit surprise ending!
Navigating Life on a Wing and a Prayer: Having a Spiritual Practice with Kushal M. Choksi Life is not a race. We've heard it countless times before. But with how our society is right now, it's not easy to unsee it as such. Many people are deep into the hustle culture. We're wired to grind, grind, grind without stopping. But if we pause and look at the greater scheme of things, is it really all worth it? Is running a rat race all there is to life? No—and it doesn't have to take a momentous event for us to wake up and start truly living our lives. In this episode, Kushal M. Choksi joins us to talk about his life-changing spiritual practice and meditation journey. He writes about this story in his book On A Wing And A Prayer. Kushal lets us in on the deeper meaning behind the book and its title. He also shares his definition of spirituality and how everyone can acquire this state of being. Kushal says that we are never too busy to meditate. It's a matter of little time commitment and finding your modality. Tune in to this episode to learn how to achieve a naturally still state of mind with a spiritual practice! This episode is brought to you by... Tonal: www.tonal.comTry tonal for 30 days risk free! Get $100 OFF all smart accessories with promo code: ROSIE Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Reflect on the rat race we call life. Discover how having a spiritual practice can help you navigate life better. Find out two things that will help you get unstuck. Resources Connect with Kushal: Website | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram On a Wing and a Prayer: Spirituality for the reluctant, the curious and the seeker by Kushal Choksi Check out Rosie's YouTube channel for more episodes of Radically Loved. Stay updated on Rosie's upcoming book launch and 2022 international retreats by subscribing to the newsletter! Create a daily meditation ritual in just seven days! Download BUILD YOUR DAILY MEDITATION RITUAL and other freebies on the Radically Loved website! FREE Action Guide! Apply the lessons you learn from this episode as you listen! Sign up at com, and I'll send it right away! Episode Highlights What Led Kushal to Write a Book It took Kushal almost 20 years to tell On a Wing and a Prayer's story. Prior to 9/11, Kushal was deep into the rat race of wanting to live the American dream. He worked in Wall Street and had a type-A personality. His miraculous 9/11 escape woke him up. At that moment, he began questioning the status quo. Kushal stumbled upon the journey of breathwork and meditation, which changed his life. He believes it's worthwhile to share what he has experienced with the world. Going through the Motions of Life Going through the motions of our careers is a strange self-fulfilling prophecy. The more you succeed, the faster the currents drag you along. You'll wake up one day, and 20 or 30 years of your life have gone past. As humans, it is supposedly in our nature to evolve. Yet, it often takes a momentous event for us to drop the monotonous, mundane rat race and aspire for something bigger. On a Wing and a Prayer The book title's double meaning roots from Kushal's interest in aviation. WWII pilot Hugh Ashcraft Jr. came back from the enemy war-front while operating a damaged plane. He radioed the tower: "I'm coming into land on a wing and a prayer." Kushal thought that Hugh Ashcraft Jr.'s experience was analogous to his story. Being a First-Time Author The feedback on his book has been very encouraging. He wanted to put himself out there with no filters and tinted glasses. Kushal calls it “open kimono” writing. He had no process in writing the book; the book wrote itself. Digging through the memories of 9/11 was the most challenging part of writing. Kushal also had difficulty with the chronology of events. Overall, he enjoyed the book writing process. Kushal's Definition of Spirituality To Kushal, being spiritual is being natural in any circumstances. A spiritual practice, in essence, is about being in touch with yourself. Life becomes so natural and in a flow state when you're in touch with yourself effortlessly. The Impact of the Pandemic The pandemic evoked very similar emotions from that of Kushal's 9/11 experience. It was the same familiar walls narrowing in. But his response to it was very different from the first time around. It was much more effortless and seamless to go through without bogging him down completely. Having a Spiritual Practice The pursuit of joy, desires, and ambitions is not mutually exclusive to meditation and spiritual practice. Kushal previously had a wrong notion that meditation was anti-progress. He thought he had to give up everything to meditate. Even taking 20 minutes out of the day for your spiritual practice can make everything much more vibrant. What He Wants Readers to Feel After Reading the Book Kushal wants readers to feel that if he can do it, anyone can. Getting into a still state of mind is not something that requires years of practice. We all have it; it's only a matter of uncovering it through a little time commitment for your spiritual practice. He wants every soul on the planet to experience a thoughtless state of mind, as it is a source of creativity, productivity, and liveliness. How to Get Unstuck First, look at life as a game. Perceive it as something you go through without emotions. Second, adopt a practice—anything that will get you out of it. Unpleasant things in life will always happen. How you go through it will depend on the conditioning of your mind. It's the patterns of our minds that keep us stuck to something. You will move without feeling stuck if you remove the grip of that conditioning in your system. Figure out your own modality. What worked for Kushal is the SKY breath technique. SKY Breath-Based Technique SKY is a breathing technique that makes use of the rhythms of our breath. It introduces coherence and harmony within ourselves. Our physical, cognitive, perception, memory, intellect, and ego functions go out of whack as life happens to us. A few minutes of SKY breath meditation brings them into a rhythm. Naturally feeling in the moment is feeling unstuck for Kushal. Feeling unstuck becomes natural even after just a few days of practicing the technique. No Such Thing as “Too Busy” for Meditation We have a lot of time on our hands. We're never too busy to meditate. For an arrow to tear forward, you have to pull it back. Taking a few minutes out of the day to connect with yourself is key to effectively showing up in life. Mental hygiene is also just as important as physical hygiene. The information we used to consume in 30 years, we now consume in 3 months. The world demands more of us, so we need to take more care of our mental health. It's critical to keep our vital force and energy up. Breathing and a calm state of mind are crucial yet ignored sources of energy. How Kushal Feels Radically Loved Being in the moment is how Kushal feels radically loved. It's being grateful that the universe is loving us unconditionally in every moment. Feeling grateful and being aware of it brings that love. 5 Powerful Quotes [03:23] “If our nature is to evolve, we're all moving, step-by-step evolving towards a higher purpose, then why does it take a momentous event, maybe a loss or a 9/11, for us to wake up and ask that bigger question that actually moves us toward our goal?” [09:36] “To me, being spiritual is being natural in any circumstances, being yourself no matter what.” [10:17] “When you're in touch with that delicate space within you, I think everything that you do in life just becomes so natural and normal. It just flows.” [14:27] “Even wanting to enjoy the world, wanting to enjoy life and the pursuits, desires, and ambitions, they're not mutually exclusive to your practice of meditation.” [22:12] “For an arrow to tear forward, you have to pull it back a little bit.” About Kushal Kushal M. Choksi is an entrepreneur, author, and former Wall Street trader. Narrowly surviving the 9/11 attacks and escaping death made him realize that that life was too short to be playing safe. Since then, he became the founder and CEO of Clavileno Capital. Together with his wife, they co-founded Elements Truffles, an artisanal chocolate company. Kushal also wrote the book On a Wing and a Prayer. It tells his account of narrowly escaping death during the 9/11 attacks. He shares his journey of spiritual practice, shadowing the spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. If you wish to connect with Kushal, you may visit his website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Enjoy the Podcast? If you felt radically loved from listening to this podcast, subscribe and share it with the people you love! Love to give us 5 stars? If you do, we'd love a review from you. Help us reach more people and make them feel loved. Do you want others to understand how crucial a spiritual practice is, and how meditation can help make life more vibrant? A simple way is to share what you've learned today on social media. Don't forget to follow and message us on these platforms! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosieacosta/ Twitter: https::twitter.com/rosieacosta Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/radicallylovedrosie TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@itsrosieacosta To feeling radically loved, Rosie
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