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After the last crazy week we had trouble narrowing our What the Heck's so we give a bonus episode! What the heck: quitting jobs to avoid vaccines, paternity leave shaming, Denis Prager, Wizard of New Zealand sacked, Squid Games, Candy Corn Chips, a Wibbily Wobbly Mess & more! Enjoy. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mike-thorson/message
In this episode, the Apple Squadeth helps a new ally with an interesting request, as the Brutewall refugees say farewell to their fallen loved ones. Powerful friends arrive to ease the ever-growing burden.Visit www.fateofisen.com to learn moreA proud member of the Necropodicon Network, and one of the Feedspot top 60 D&D podcasts in the world! Check out Feedspot here.If you like the show, please feel free to join us on Discord or support us on Patreon!Intro, outro, and recap music by freesound user, Tyops★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
If you're someone who holds down a day job but you want to put more energy into your side hustle – whether that's building your own business, writing your first book, or pursuing a passion project – I'm willing to bet you've said this before: “I don't have time!” I hate to break it to you, but that's a story that you're telling yourself. It might be subconscious, but it's happening – and you're doing it so you don't have to face the challenges that come with leveling up and achieving your big juicy goals! The truth is, you CAN do both, but you have to REALLY want it. Author Alexa Rivers, who 9x'd her income in just 9 months, is LIVING PROOF! Listen to my interview with Alexa to discover exactly how she did it! What To Listen For Want to be successful? Stop telling yourself this lie! [7:05] How to actually achieve work-life balance as an entrepreneur [9:24] Your personal growth might upset people… what to do when others aren't ready for you to evolve [11:30] The importance of having the right mindset if you want to become a successful author [24:48] Check out our YouTube page for the video! → [link] Join us at The Income Breakthrough Summit November 5th–7th! Use promo code LOYAL to get $200 off your ticket! JoinAmiraLive.com Resources Check out our free resources for listeners https://www.theunstoppablewoman.com/freestuff Schedule a Strategy to Scale Consultation https://theunstoppablewoman.com/michele Join our Facebook Group https://theunstoppablewoman.com/facebookgroup Join the Morning Mindset Club https://theunstoppablewoman.com/mindset About Alexa: Alexa Rivers is a romance author with fourteen novels currently published and available worldwide. She is an Amazon US Top 20 bestselling author and lives in New Zealand, where many of her stories are set. Alexa writes genuine characters living messy, imperfect lives and earning hard-won happily ever afters. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband, cuddling her neurotic dog, and traveling to new places. You can find Alexa at: https://alexarivers.com/ https://www.instagram.com/alexariversauthor/ https://www.facebook.com/AlexaRiversAuthor/
Hello Truth-Seekers and welcome to another episode of Truth Wanted. This week Objectively Dan is joined by Genevieve!Our first caller is Barrie from New Zealand, who's asking how to talk to an otherwise brilliant family member who believes in wacky conspiracy theories. Dan points out that folks on both sides of the political spectrum are susceptible to delusions that feel empowering, and suggests Street Epistemology may be an effective approach. Genevieve concurs, which is exactly what we would expect from a lizard person in disguise.Next we have Mark in Oregon, who saw a UAP and as one does, grabbed his eldest cell phone and got it on video. Sadly, our hosts can't review the evidence live on the show, and remind Mark that unidentified doesn't mean aliens.Mark's footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCXN-WUGvrQCassius in Virginia wants our hosts to offer advice on how to combat the Old Testament/New Testament, old covenant/new covenant apologist argument. Dan makes the point that objective morality shouldn't magically change one day two thousand years ago, because “Jesus”. Genevieve thinks Christians just aren't familiar enough with the OT to really grasp how awful it is, and reiterates that their god is allegedly eternal and unchanging. You can't change the rules in the middle of the game Yahweh! The hosts wrap up by pointing out that the Christian notion of a deity seems to evolve with human culture. Seems sus…Next up is Tony in Mexico is seeing conflicting COVID information on social media, and is seeking methods to vet this content. Dan reminds Tony that the Colgate College of Fresh Breath is not a reliable medical school, and that the vast majority of medical professionals are in agreement. Genevieve points out that social media is not the best place to get accurate medical advice, and directs Tony to consult accredited sources. Both hosts agree that no drug is without side effects, and the evidence agrees that being vaccinated is far less risky to your health than the alternative.Finally we talk to Casey in Colorado, who's bringing a follow up to last week's conversation about cryonics. Casey doesn't see the harm in a small chance to be thawed out sometime in the future, and is aware that the company could conceivably go out of business. Our hosts are proponents of bodily autonomy, and put this one on ice until the science is clear.That's our show tonight folx, stay safe, and get the jab if you haven't already!
Robert Bartholomew has a PhD in Medical Sociology, and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He's an expert in Mass Psychogenic Illness...
Dame Cindy Kiro became New Zealand's first female Maori governor-general when she was sworn in at a ceremony at parliament this week. Raised in South Auckland, Dame Cindy (Ngapuhi, Ngati Hine, Ngati Kahu), was the first in her family to graduate from university, and rose to become a pro-vice chancellor at the University of Auckland. Her most recent posting was as the chief executive of the Royal Society - Te Aparangi. After her swearing in as the Queen's representative, Dame Cindy said she wanted to use her role to reach out to marginalised people and to acknowledge the unsung heroes that hold the community together.
I've been wanting to train in sexual, shamanic healing at the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA) for years. Today on Life is a Festival I discuss the my ISTA Level 1 training with two of my facilitators Ohad Pele & Jasmeen Hana. On the show we talk about temple arts and why a training like ISTA is so valuable. We discuss the practice of bringing life force to interrupt patterns and liberate sexual energy. We review the four stages of Shamanic Shadow Hunting and other techniques to bring consciousness to all areas of the body. We finish with how healing the erotic depolarizes us politically and the benefits and challenges of ISTA in the era of Me Too. The International School of Temple Arts works with spirituality and sexuality as two expressions of the life force. Their vision is a world where humans have a peaceful, delightful, shameless, fearless and loving relationship with their own bodies, sexuality, emotions, hearts, minds and spirit. Ohad Pele, a lead facilitator in ISTA, has been teaching Kabbalah, Sacred Sexuality and Conscious Relating for more than 30 years. A former traditional Kabbalist Rabbi in Jerusalem, he is well known as one of the most influential and radical spiritual teachers in Israel. Before joining ISTA Pele was heading “Neviah – the Hebraic Academy of Universal Spirit” in Tel Aviv. Pele is an artist, photographer and a song writer and author of the historical fiction "Kedesha - A timeless tale of a Love Priestess", Jasmeen Hana has studied Vipassana meditation, Ayurveda, kundalini yoga, plant medicine, and ancient Egyptian embodiment practices. She organizes and co-facilitates Kemetic/ African shamanic yoga teacher trainings in Luxor and offers Egyptian Mystery retreats, blue lotus ceremonies, facilitating with ISTA and holds a point at Highden Mystery School in New Zealand. Timestamps :12 - What are Temple Arts :15 - Jasmeen and Ohad's initiation to magic :22 - Why ISTA? :31 - Bringing life force to interrupt patterns and liberating sexual energy :37 - The four stages of Shamanic Shadow Hunting :50 - Bringing consciousness to all areas of the body :57 - The structure and facilitation of ISTA 1:05 - How healing the erotic depolarizes 1:12 - ISTA in the era of Me Too Links: ISTA Website: https://ista.life/ Pele Ohad: https://ista.life/profile/pele-ohad Ohad's books on Amazon: "Kedesha - A timeless tale of a Love Priestess", Kabbalah Love: https://www.kabalove.org/ Jasmeen Hana: https://www.egyptian-templearts.com/ Caitlyn Cook: https://ista.life/profile/caitlyn-cook Autobiography in Five Short Chapters: https://palousemindfulness.com/docs/autobio_5chapters.pdf Wheel of Consent - Betty Martin: https://bettymartin.org/videos/
The Atlantic tries to make The Babylon Bee's Kyle Mann explain why the joke is funny on this episode of The Bee Weekly. Kyle and Ethan are joined by Eli Chance and The Bee's own Bettina to dramatically reenact an encounter in which a barely awake Kyle was put on the spot to explain the joke and to give a defense against the accusation that Jesus would not want Christians to mock wokeness for a living. There's weird news like how shocking it is how little wizards earn in New Zealand and The Bee Team surprises Dan. As always, there is glorious hate mail. Eli Chance is a comedy writer and performer. Check out some of his work on YouTube. Be sure to pre-order The Babylon Bee Guide To Wokeness which is dropping on November 2. Kyle, Ethan, and Eli find out what the kids are saying these days and how “bomb” is not lit and is pretty sus. Then they break down this week's weird news. The Bee's own Bettina is brought in to dramatically reenact Kyle's interview with The Atlantic. The Bee Team surprises Dan with a sweet gift and then this week's hate mail is a lengthy saga of The Babylon Bee not noticing this person who kept sending us messages for months. In this week's subscriber lounge, Kyle, Ethan, Eli, and Dan read bonus hate mail, questions from subscribers about Harrowing Hell and killing Hitler, and then Eli and Dan both answer The Next Ten Questions. Subscribe or click Join on YouTube to watch it all!
This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 22nd, 2021. Pfizer says a booster shot of its vaccine boosts prevention of symptomatic cases back up to 95.6%. And this data was compiled when Delta was the prevalent strain. The CDC seems to be booster backers. Yesterday we told you they've decided mixing and matching boosters and original vaccines is okay. And, after saying those who got the Pfizer vaccine months ago are already eligible for a booster, they've added Moderna and Johnson & Johnson takers to that eligibility. The government says getting first shots to the unvaccinated is still the priority. And so far, the public seems to be open to booster shots, certainly more than the number of people who are still considering getting the initial doses. The CDC reports there are 1.3 times as many boosters administered each day compared with first shots. And the FDA may soon lower the age range on its emergency use authorizations for boosters, depending on safety data. Infections and deaths in Ukraine surged to all-time highs yesterday. Its vaccine inoculations are among the lowest in Europe. With a choice of four vaccines, only about 15% of the population is fully vaccinated. Only Armenia has a lower level. Restrictions are in place for public places and public transport. Our question for today, are new variants of the coronavirus just going to keep emerging? Well, experts at Penn State say yes. But only if the virus can keep finding infectable people, because inside people is where new variants are made. Over half the world is still unvaccinated, so there are plenty of bodies to mutate in. However, these experts say that doesn't necessarily mean new variants will be more dangerous. Why? It needs to adapt to us in order to spread more widely. Killing us doesn't help it. Still, emerging variants are closely watched to see if they evade the protection we develop from vaccination and infections. In the United States cases were down 25%, deaths are down 15%, and hospitalizations are down 19% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,522,759 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 33%, Michigan 24%, Colorado and Minnesota 13%, and Wyoming and Montana 6%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Goshen, WY. Bethel Census Area, AK. Stark, ND. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. Pecos, TX. Inyo, CA. Fremont, WY. Humboldt, NV. And Glacier, MT. There have been at least 733,064 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.6%, Connecticut at 70.1%, and Rhode Island at 70%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.9%, Idaho at 43%, and Wyoming at 43.2%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 57.1%. The five countries with biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Taiwan up 4%. Uzbekistan and India 2%. And Australia and New Zealand 1%. Globally, cases were down 8% and deaths were down 9% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since October 8. There are now under 18 million active cases around the world, at 17,863,755. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 80,835. The U.K. 52,009. Russia 36,339. And Turkey 28,465. There have been at least 4,928,934 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we're asking the tough questions on national vaccination rates, calls to New Zealand police, the Balloon World Cup, the new Cowra ambassador and who's taking over the Wiggles' yellow skivvy. Comedian and broadcaster Alex Dyson along with actor, writer and comedian Bride Connell face off in this instalment of Let's Get Quizzical to see who knows more about the news, politics and popular culture that unfolded this week.
New Zealand và Anh Quốc đồng ý về một thỏa ước tự do mậu dịch, theo đó sẽ loại bỏ thuế suất trên một loạt các hàng hóa. Việc nầy diễn ra chỉ vài tháng sau khi một thỏa ước tương tự của Anh với Úc, khi Anh Quốc tìm cách thoát khỏi sự lệ thuộc về thương mại với Liên Âu.
In this episode of Guerrilla History, we host a crash course and discussion on the recently leaked Pandora Papers, the political impact of them, and their provenance! We are calling this a "Dispatch" as it's a shorter, more "in the moment" episode to ground us for current events. Our guest is Branko Marcetic, writer at Jacobin Magazine and author of the new article CIA Op or Not, the Pandora Papers Are a Big Deal. Branko Marcetic is a staff writer at Jacobin Magazine and the author of the book Yesterday's Man: The Case Against Joe Biden (Verso Books). You can read his work for Jacobin, which is compiled here: https://www.jacobinmag.com/author/branko-marcetic?__cf_chl_managed_tk__=pmd_lI6_GpQJFtFB4rr09QEWFBODkM1bLZd4qFjYo7Mp8sA-1634881856-0-gqNtZGzNAzujcnBszQd9. You can follow Branko on twitter @BMarchetich. Also look for his podcast about New Zealand and international politics, 1/200 Podcast (on twitter @1of200podcast, and wherever you get your pods). Guerrilla History is the podcast that acts as a reconnaissance report of global proletarian history, and aims to use the lessons of history to analyze the present. If you have any questions or guest/topic suggestions, email them to us at email@example.com. Your hosts are immunobiologist Henry Hakamaki, Professor Adnan Husain, historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University, and Revolutionary Left Radio's Breht O'Shea. Follow us on social media! Our podcast can be found on twitter @guerrilla_pod, and can be supported on patreon at https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory. Your contributions will make the show possible to continue and succeed! To follow the hosts, Henry can be found on twitter @huck1995, and also has a patreon to help support himself through the pandemic where he breaks down science and public health research and news at https://www.patreon.com/huck1995. Adnan can be followed on twitter @adnanahusain, and also runs The Majlis Podcast, which can be found at https://anchor.fm/the-majlis, and the Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives group at Queens University, https://www.facebook.com/MSGPQU/. Breht is the host of Revolutionary Left Radio, which can be followed on twitter @RevLeftRadio and cohost of The Red Menace Podcast, which can be followed on twitter @Red_Menace_Pod. Follow and support these shows on patreon, and find them at https://www.revolutionaryleftradio.com/. Thanks to Ryan Hakamaki, who designed and created the podcast's artwork, and Kevin MacLeod, who creates royalty-free music.
From confusion to support, people in provincial New Zealand are digesting the Government's new Covid-19 Protection Framework. It packs in plenty of detail and while some have their eyes on the 90 percent target, others are skeptical about what it will herald. Jimmy Ellingham reports.
Episode 547 Brandon Leake is a First Class Father and Winner of America's Got Talent season 15. He was the first ever spoken word poet on the popular competition show. He received the Golden Buzzer in the first round from Howie Mandel, who was a guest on Episode 467 of First Class Fatherhood. Brandon performed pieces about his sister who died and his father who abandoned him. He was named the champion of the 15th season in September 2020, took home the $1 million dollar cash prize, a brand new car and the opportunity to star in Luxor Las Vegas. He will begin performances at the Luxor on November 4th. He has performed in 36 US states, New Zealand, Mexico and Canada and has released a poignant new album titled “Level”. In this Episode, Brandon shares his Fatherhood journey which includes two children under two years old. He discusses the impact of growing up without a father and the need to have more positive male role models in society. He describes the power of creativity and gives advice for parents of kids interested in poetry. He talks about his upcoming performances at the Luxor in Las Vegas. He offers some great advice for new or about to be Dads and more! BRANDON LEAKE - https://linktr.ee/calledtomovectm Subscribe to First Class Fatherhood and watch on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCD6cjYptutjJWYlM0Kk6cQ?sub_confirmation=1 SPONSORS: DML CBD - https://dmlcbd.com Promo Code: Father SeatGeek - https://seatgeek.com Promo Code: FirstClass Save: $20 off tickets MY PILLOW - https://www.mypillow.com Promo Code: Fatherhood Save Up To 66% Off 1-800-875-0219 More Ways To Listen - https://linktr.ee/alec_lace First Class Fatherhood Merch - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/first-class-fatherhood-/we+are+not+babysitters-A5d09ea872051763ad613ec8e?productType=812&sellable=3017x1aBoNI8jJe83pw5-812-7&appearance=1 Follow me on instagram - https://instagram.com/alec_lace?igshid=ebfecg0yvbap For information about becoming a Sponsor of First Class Fatherhood please hit me with an email: FirstClassFatherhood@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alec-lace/support
Paul administers a paternity test. Well, you say that Abraham is your father - and I know you believe that - but let's just find out for sure, shall we? In Romans, Paul makes the same argument that Jesus had made: that it's your nature, not your DNA, that tells us where you came from, and who you belong to. And the Apostle shows us how to read the test results; how to tell the true sons, from the false. Here's Jim with the finale of his sermon, Jews Who Are Not Israelites. And again we're in Romans 9. Listen to Right Start Radio every Monday through Friday on WCVX 1160AM (Cincinnati, OH) at 9:30am, WHKC 91.5FM (Columbus, OH) at 5:00pm, WRFD 880AM (Columbus, OH) at 9:00am. Right Start can also be heard on One Christian Radio 107.7FM & 87.6FM in New Plymouth, New Zealand. You can purchase a copy of this message, unsegmented for broadcasting and in its entirety, for $7 on a single CD by calling +1 (800) 984-2313, and of course you can always listen online or download the message for free. RS10222021_0.mp3Scripture References: Romans 9:3-8
Simon Gibson, Myq Kaplan, Jake Kroeger, Andy Peters, and Nina Tarr are on the panel. We talk Halloween costumes. Wizards in New Zealand. Larry David vs. Jerry Seinfeld. Joc Pederson's pearl necklace. And a lot more! Video and extras are on Patreon.com/brido.
Tonight's episode is all about crazy paranormal headlines. We have pulled some interesting headlines from the internet. Apparently, The U.S government flew Albert Einstein in to inspect the wreckage and the alien bodies that crashed in Roswell. We also discuss if the Playboy Mansion is haunted. However, we save the craziest for last. Times are hard and a city in New Zealand had to let their official wizard go. Our Links https://anchor.fm/phillip-sams https://www.instagram.com/ghosts_night_podcast https://shop.spreadshirt.com/gitn-paranormal-merch http://www.youtube.com/c/GhostsInTheNight https://www.facebook.com/ghostsinthenight/ http://linkedin.com/in/ghosts-in-the-night-paranormal-podcast-6369971b6 https://twitter.com/night_ghosts https://www.patreon.com/gitnpodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/phillip-sams/message
We're back, with a shiny new theme tune courtesy of Tom Rosenthal! Squidge (@SquidgeRugby) and Will (@will_owen9) have moved on to the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, covering the opening match between New Zealand and Italy. Talking points include World Cup history, bad kicking, the Dolmio Man,, Seinfeld and one Mr P. Try. We also uncover the true reason why John Kirwan scored historic solo try.Thanks again to the amazing Tom Rosenthal for our new theme tune. It's incredible. He's incredible. Thank you Tom. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A new study has found selective "nudges" can help reduce the number of scripts for antibiotics being written by New Zealand GPs. Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to human health and on the rise around the world. Without action, the WHO says a post-antibiotic era could see common infections and minor injuries able to kill once again. New Zealand's Health Quality and Safety Commission and Pharmac teamed up with behavioural scientists to see whether targeting the top 30 percent of antibiotic-prescribing GPs would encourage change. To talk about the results, and the value of simple interventions to deal with issues around prescribing, Lynn Freeman is joined by Dr Alex Gyani, Director of Research and Methodology at Behavioural Insights Team, APAC.
The new free trade deal with post-Brexit Britain is almost certainly this country's most significant with our former colonial power since the early 1970s. The deal promises zero tariffs on all UK goods into New Zealand and nearly two-thirds of our exports to the UK. The new agreement, which has been hammered out at our end for the past four years by an MFAT team of negotiators, also covers environmental concerns, telecommunications, the Treaty of Waitangi, intellectual property and much else. Few people have probably followed its progress more closely than the British High Commissioner to New Zealand Laura Clarke. She spoke to Susie Ferguson.
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How do you handle stressful situations? Everyone's built a little different — some people can take their hits on the chin and come out smiling. But not everyone can take those hits. The pandemic has taken its mental toll on so many people. Others might still be struggling with past traumas and dealing with anxiety. Their situation keeps them in a state of constant worry and hypervigilance. That state of mind doesn't only harm their mental and emotional health — it can make them sick and more prone to physical diseases. More than ever, it's time to begin mental healing from past traumas, so we can better cope with our daily stresses. Dr Don Wood joins us again in this episode to talk about the TIPP program and how it facilitates mental healing. He explains how our minds are affected by traumas and how these can affect our health and performance. If we want to become more relaxed, we need to learn how to go into the alpha brainwave state. Since mental healing is not an immediate process, Dr Don also shares some coping strategies we can use in our daily lives. If you want to know more about how neuroscience can help you achieve mental healing, then this episode is for you. Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Learn how trauma can put you in a constant state of survival and affect your performance and daily life. Understand that it's not your fault. Achieving mental healing will require you to learn how to go into an alpha brainwave state. Discover healthy habits that will keep you from entering survival mode. Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron! A new program, BOOSTCAMP, is coming this September at Peak Wellness! 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Episode Highlights [06:05] The Pandemic-Induced Mental Health Crisis The pandemic forced many people into a state of freeze mode, not the typical fight or flight response. As people get out of freeze mode, there will be a rise in mental health issues. Teenagers are robbed of the opportunity to develop social and communication skills during this time. [08:24] How Dr Don Wood Started Studying Traumas Dr Don's wife grew up in a household with an angry father who instilled fear. He used to think that she would be less anxious when they started to live together, but she struggled with mental healing. She had an inherent belief that misfortune always follows good things. Her traumas and fears also led to a lot of health issues. She also was hyper-vigilant, which she used as a protective mechanism. However, this prevented her from being relaxed and happy. A person's environment can dictate whether they go into this hyper-vigilant state, but genetics can also play a factor. [15:42] How Trauma Affects the Brain Trauma is caused by a dysregulation of the subconscious. If your brain is in survival mode, it will access data from the past and create physiological responses to them. These emotions demand action, even when it is no longer possible or necessary. This dysregulation prevents you from living in the present and initiating mental healing. In this state, people can be triggered constantly, which interferes with their day-to-day life. [21:07] The Role of the Subconscious Your conscious mind only takes up around 5%, while the subconscious takes up 95%. Your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between real and imagined. In survival mode, people will keep replaying the past and think about different scenarios and decisions. You're left stuck because the subconscious mind only lives in the now. It does not have a concept of time. This process is the brain trying to protect you. [25:04] What Happens When You're Always in Survival Mode Being in survival mode will take a physical toll since it's constantly activating the nervous system, increasing cortisol and adrenaline. When you're in this state, your body and mind cannot work on maintenance and recovery. It is more focused on escaping or fixing perceived threats. Over time, this will affect your immune system and make you sick. To truly achieve mental healing, you need to get to the root cause of your problems. However, you also have to develop coping strategies to manage your day-to-day activities. [30:18] Changing Your Brainwave State Traumatic events are usually stored in a beta brainwave state. Changing your response to traumatic events starts with going into an alpha brainwave state. The beta state is usually from 15 - 30 hertz, while the alpha is lower at 7 - 14 hertz. Anything below that is the delta state, usually when you're in deep meditation or sleep. People who have trouble sleeping are usually in that beta state, which keeps processing information. It's only in the delta state that your mind and body start the maintenance phase. This phase helps not only with mental healing but also physical recovery. Learn more about Lisa and Dr Don's personal experiences with these brainwave states in the full episode! [34:30] Mental Healing and Physical Recovery Starts with the Brain Recovery is about genetics and the environment. In sleep, your mind will always want to deal with the threats first. It can only get to the delta state once it finishes processing these dangers. Your risk for developing sickness and depression rises if your brain can't do maintenance. Living in the beta state will make it difficult to focus. [41:40] It's Not Your Fault If you have a lot of trauma, you are predisposed to respond in a certain way. It's not your fault. There's nothing wrong with your mind; you just experienced different things from others. Dr Don likened this situation to two phones having a different number of applications running. Predictably, the device that runs more applications will have its battery drained faster. [44:05] Change How You Respond Working on traumas requires changing the associative and repetitive memory, which repeats responses to threats. You cannot change a pattern and get mental healing immediately—it will take time. That's the reason why Dr Don's program has a 30-day recovery phase dedicated to changing your response pattern. Patterns form because the subconscious mind sees them as a beneficial way of coping with traumas. This function of your subconscious is how addictions form. [47:04] Why We Can Be Irrational The subconscious lives only in the present. It does not see the future nor the past. It will want to take actions that will stop the pain, even if the actions are not rational. At its core, addiction is all about trying to stop the pain or other traumatic experiences. Survival mode always overrides reason and logic because its priority is to protect you. [50:57] What to Do When You're in Survival State In this survival state, we're prone to movement or shutting down completely. The brain can stop calling for emotions to protect you, and this is how depression develops. When in a depressed state, start moving to initiate mental healing. Exercise helps burn through cortisol and adrenaline. Once your mind realises there's no action required for the perceived threats, the depression will lift. [53:24] Simple Actions Can Help There's nothing wrong with you. Don't just treat the symptom; go straight to the issue. Don't blame genetics or hormonal imbalances for finding it hard to get mental healing. Find out why. Also, seek things that will balance out your hormones. These can be as simple as walking in nature, taking a break, and self-care. [56:04] How to Find a Calming Symbol Find a symbol that will help you go back into the alpha brainwave state. Lisa shares that her symbol is the sunset or sunrise, and this helps her calm down. Meanwhile, Dr Don's are his home and the hawk. Having a symbol communicates to all parts of your brain that you're safe. [59:58] The Power of Breathing Stress may lead to irregular breathing patterns and increase your cortisol levels and blood sugar. Breathing exercises, like box breathing, can also help you calm down because the brain will take higher oxygen levels as a state of safety. If you're running out of oxygen, your brain will think you're still in danger. Make sure that you're breathing well. It's also better to do nasal breathing. 7 Powerful Quotes ‘The purpose of an emotion is a call for an action. So the purpose of fear is to run.' ‘People who have a lot of trauma have trouble sleeping. Because not only is their mind processing what it experienced during the day, it's also taking some of those old files saying “Well, okay, let's fix that now. Right. Let's get that.”' ‘I was getting maximum restorative sleep. So an injury that I would have that could heal in two or three days, my teammates would two or three weeks. Because they were living in these, which I didn't know, a lot of my friends were dealing with trauma: physical, emotional, sexual abuse.' ‘There's nothing wrong with anybody's mind. Everybody's mind is fine except you are experiencing something different than I experienced so your mind kept responding to it, and mine didn't have that.' ‘That dysregulation of the nervous system. That's what we want to stop because that is what is going to affect health, enjoyment of life, and everything else.' ‘I talked about addiction as a code. I don't believe it's a disease. Your mind has found a resource to stop pains and your subconscious mind is literal. It doesn't see things as good or bad, or right or wrong.' ‘If there's a survival threat, survival will always override reason and logic because it's designed to protect you.' About Dr Don Dr Don Wood, PhD, is the CEO of The Inspired Performance Institute. Fueled by his family's experiences, he developed the cutting-edge neuroscience approach, TIPP. The program has produced impressive results and benefited individuals all over the world. Dr Wood has helped trauma survivors achieve mental healing from the Boston Marathon bombing attack and the Las Vegas shooting. He has also helped highly successful executives and world-class athletes. Marko Cheseto, a double amputee marathon runner, broke the world record after completing TIPP. Meanwhile, Chris Nikic worked with Dr Wood and made world news by becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to finish an Ironman competition. Interested in Dr Don's work? Check out The Inspired Performance Institute. You can also reach him on Facebook and LinkedIn. Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can learn steps to mental healing. Have any questions? You can contact me through email (email@example.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa Transcript Of Podcast Welcome to Pushing the Limits, the show that helps you reach your full potential with your host Lisa Tamati, brought to you by lisatamati.com. Lisa Tamati: Hi, everyone and welcome back to Pushing the Limits. Today, I have Dr Don Wood who, you may recognise that name if you listen to the podcast regularly. He was on the show maybe a couple of months ago, and he is the CEO and founder of The Inspired Performance Institute. He's a neuroscience guy, and he knows everything there is to know about dealing with trauma and how to get the mind back on track when you've been through big, horrible life events or some such thing. Now, when we talked last time, he shared with me his methodology, the work that he's done, how he can help people with things like addictions as well and depression, and just dealing with the stresses of life, whether they be small stressors or big stressors. We got to talking about my situation and the stuff that I've been through in the last few years, which many of you listeners know, has been pretty traumatic. From losing babies, to losing my dad, to mom's journey. So I was very privileged and lucky to have Dr Don Wood actually invite me to do his program with him. We share today my stories, how I went with that, and he explains a little bit more in-depth the neuroscience behind it all and how it all works. So if you're someone who's dealing with stress, anxiety, PTSD, depression, if you want to understand how the brain works and how you can help yourself to deal with these sorts of things, then you must listen to the show. He's an absolutely lovely, wonderful person. 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We've joined forces with Dr Elena Seranova and have NMN which is nicotinamide mononucleotide, and this is really some of that cooler stuff in the anti-aging, and longevity space. If you want to check out the science behind that, we have a couple of podcasts with her. Check those out and also head on over to nmnbio.nz. Right. Over to the show with Dr Don Wood. Hi, everyone and welcome back to Pushing the Limits. Today, I have a dear, dear friend again who's back on the show as a repeat offender, Dr Don Wood. Dr Don Wood: I didn't know I was a repeat offender. Oh, I'm in trouble. That's great. Lisa: Repeat offender on the show. Dr Don, for those who don't know, was on the show. Dr Don is a trauma expert and a neuroscientist, and someone who understands how the brain works, and why we struggle with anxiety, and depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. We did a deep dive last time, didn't we, into the program that you've developed. Since then, everyone, I have been through Dr Don's pro program. He kindly took me through it. Today, I want to unpack a little bit of my experiences on the other side, s the client, so to speak. Talk about what I went through. Dr Don, so firstly, welcome to the show again. How's it all over in your neck of the woods? Dr Don: Well, it's awesome over here in Florida. COVID is basically non-existent. Oh, yeah. Well, in terms of the way people are treating it, that's for sure. Very few people you see in masks now, everything is pretty much wide open. You can't even get reservations at restaurants. It's unbelievable. The economy is exploding here. There's so much going on. Yeah, I know the rest of the country, a lot of different places are still struggling with whether they're going to put mask mandates back on and all this kind of stuff but Florida seems to be doing very well. Lisa: Well, I'm very glad to hear that because any bit of good news in this scenario is good because this keeps coming and biting everybody in the bum. Dr Don: I know. Especially down there. You guys are really experiencing quite severe lockdowns and things, right? Lisa: Yeah and Australia, more so. Australia has gone back into lockdown. I've got cousins in Sydney who are experiencing really hard times in Melbourne and we've stopped the trans-Tasman bubble at the moment. Trans-Tasman was open for business, so to speak, with Australians being able to come to New Zealand without quarantine, but it's been shut down again. So yeah, we're still struggling with it, and the economy is still struggling with it but actually, in our country, we've been very lucky that we've managed to keep it out because they've had such tight controls on the borders. But yes, it's a rocky road for everybody, and it's not over yet, I think. Dr Don: Looks like it's going to continue, and that's creating a lot of stress. Lisa: Oh, yeah, perfect. Dr Don: This is what I've said. I think we're coming up to a tsunami of mental health issues because a lot of people have gone into freeze mode as opposed to fight or flight. Some people are in fight or flight. You're hearing about that on airlines: people just losing it, and getting mad, and fighting with flight attendants and passengers, and you see a lot of that. But I think that's obviously not the majority. I think most people are in that mode of just get through this, do what they ask, don't cause any waves, and just get this over with. So that's a freeze mode, and I think when people come out of freeze, you're going to start to see some of these mental health issues. Lisa: Yes, I totally agree and I'm very concerned about the young people. I think that being hit very hard especially in the places that have the hardest lockdowns. If you're going through puberty, or you're going through teenagehood, or even the younger kids, I think, they're going to be affected massively by this because it's going to be a big before and after sort of situation for them. Dr Don: And just the social. When we were teenagers, social was everything, I suppose. Learning how to communicate, and talk, and get along with other people, and good and bad. There were always struggles in school with learning how to get along with everybody but that is just sort of squashed. It's going to be fascinating to see when they do a study on the real true results of this pandemic. It's going to be a lot different than many people think. Lisa: Yes, and I think the longer you ignore stuff, is we're going to see it's not just the people are unfortunately dying and being very sick from the actual COVID, but the actual effects on society are going to be big. That's why talking about the topic that we're talking about today, dealing with anxiety, and dealing with stress, and being able to actually fix the problem instead of just managing the problem, which I know you're big on. So let's dive in there, and let's recap a little bit. Just briefly go back over your story, how you got to here, and what your method sort of entails in a helicopter perspective. Dr Don: Yeah, basically how I developed this was really because of the life that my wife led first and my daughter. My wife grew up in a very traumatic household with a very angry father that created tremendous fear. So everybody was... Just constant tension in that household. When I met her, I just realised how this was so different than my life. My life was in the complete opposite: very nurturing, loving. So I didn't experience that. I thought when she started moving in and we got married at 19, we were very young, that this would all stop for her. Because now, she's living in my world, my environment, and it didn't. She just kept continuing to feel this fear that something was going to go wrong and nothing is going to go right. She struggled with enjoying things that were going well. I would say to her, 'We've got three beautiful children. We've got a beautiful home. Everything's going pretty good; nothing's perfect. You have your ups and downs, but it's generally a pretty good life.' She couldn't enjoy that because as a child, whenever things were going okay, it would quickly end and it would end, sometimes violently. So the way she was protecting herself is don't get too excited when things are going well because you'll get this huge drop. So that was what she was doing to protect herself. I just had a lady come in here a couple months ago, who very famous athlete is her husband: millionaires, got fame, fortune, everything you want, but she had a lot of health issues because of trauma from her childhood. When I explained that to her, she said, 'That's me. Your wife is me. I should be enjoying this, and I can't get there. I want to. My husband can't understand it.' But that's really what was going on for her too. Lisa: So it's a protective mechanism, isn't it? To basically not get too relaxed and happy because you've got to be hyper-vigilant, and this is something that I've definitely struggled with my entire life. Not because I had a horrible childhood. I had a wonderful childhood but I was super sensitive. So from a genetic perspective, I'm super sensitive. I have a lot of adrenaline that makes me code for, for want of a better description, I'm very emotionally empathetic but it also makes me swung by emotional stimuli very much. So someone in my environment is unhappy, I am unhappy. I'm often anxious and upset. My mum telling me she took me to Bambi. You know the movie Bambi? From Disneyland? She had to take me out of theatre. I was in distraught. That's basically me. Because Bambi's mother got killed, right? I couldn't handle that as a four-year-old, and I still can't handle things. Things like the news and stuff, I protect myself from that because I take everything on. It's even a problem and in our business service situations because I want to save the world. I very much take on my clients' issues. I'm still learning to shut gates afterwards, so to speak, when you're done working with someone so that you're not constantly... So there's a genetic component to this as well. Dr Don: Absolutely. So yours was coming from a genetic side but that's very, very common amongst people who have had a traumatic childhood. They're super sensitive. Lisa: Yes. Hyper-vigilant. Dr Don: Hyper-vigilant. That was my wife. She was constantly looking for danger. We'd come out of the storage and go: 'Can you believe how rude that clerk was?' 'What do you mean she was rude? How was she rude?' ‘You see the way she answered that question when I asked that, and then the way she stuffed the clothes in the bag?' And I'm like, 'Wow.' I never saw her like that. She was looking for it because that's how she protected herself because she had to recognise when danger was coming. So it was protection, and I hadn't experienced that so that made no sense to me; it made perfect sense to her. Lisa: Yeah, and if someone was rude to you, you would be just like, 'Well, that's their problem, not my problem, and I'm not taking it on.' Whereas for someone your wife and for me... I did have a dad who was a real hard, tough man, like old-school tough. We were very much on tenterhooks so when they came home, whether he was in a good mood today or not in a good mood. He was a wonderful, loving father but there was that tension of wanting to please dad. Mum was very calm and stable, but Dad was sort of more volatile and just up and down. It was wonderful and fun and other times, you'd be gauging all of that before he even walked in the door. That just makes you very much hyper-vigilant to everything as well. Then, you put on, on top of that, the genetic component. You've got things like your serotonin and your adrenaline. So I've got the problem with the adrenaline and a lack of dopamine. So I don't have dopamine receptors that stops me feeling satisfaction and... Well, not stops me but it limits my feeling of, 'Oh, I've done a good job today. I can relax.' Or of reward. And other people have problems, I don't have this one, but with a serotonin gene, which is they have dysregulation of their serotonin and that calm, and that sense of well-being and mood regulation is also up and down. While it's not a predisposition that you'll definitely going to have troubles because you can learn the tools to manage those neurotransmitters and things like nutrition and gut health and all that aspect. Because it's all a piece of that puzzle, but it's really just interesting, and it makes you much more understanding of people's differences. Why does one person get completely overwhelmed in a very trivial situation versus someone else who could go into war and come back and they're fine? What is it that makes one person? Then you got the whole actual neuroscience circuitry stuff, which I find fascinating, what you do. Can you explain a little bit what goes on? Say let's just pick a traumatic experience: Someone's gone through some big major trauma. What is actually going on in the brain again? Can we explain this a little bit? Dr Don: Yeah, this is one of the things that... When I did my research, I realised this is what's causing the dysregulation: is your subconscious your survival brain is fully present in the moment all the time. So everything in that part of our brain is operating in the present. which is what is supposed to be, right? They say that that's the key, that success and happiness is live in the present. Well, your survival brain does that. The problem comes in is that only humans store explicit details about events and experiences. So everything you've seen, heard, smelled, and touched in your lifetime has been recorded and stored in this tremendous memory system. Explicit memory. Animals have procedural memory or associative memory. We have that memory system too. So we have both. They only have procedural, associative. So they learn through repetition, and they learn to associate you with safety and love, but they don't store the details about it. But we store all the details about these events and experiences. So this is where this glitch is coming in. If you've got the survival brain, which is 95% of everything that's going on, operating in the present, accessing data from something that happened 10 years ago because something looks like, sounds like, smells like it again, it's creating a response to something that's not happening. It's looking at old data and creating a physiological response to it, and the purpose of an emotion is a call for an action. So the purpose of fear is to run, to escape a threat. But there's no threat. It's just information about the threat. That disrupts your nervous system and then that creates a cascade of chemical reactions in your body because your mind thinks there's an action required. Lisa: This is at the crux of the whole system really, isn't it? This is this call for action to fix a problem that is in the past that cannot be fixed in the now. So if we can dive a little bit into my story, and I'm quite open on the show. I'm sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly. When I was working with Dr Don, I've been through a very, very traumatic few years really. Lost my dad, first and foremost, last July, which was the biggest trauma of my life. And it was a very difficult process that we went through before he died as well. And there's a lift, as you can imagine, my brain in a state of every night nightmares, fighting for his life, he's dying over, and over, and over, and over again. Those memories are intruding into my daily life, whereas in anything and at any time, I could be triggered and be in a bawling state in the middle of the car park or the supermarket. Because something's triggered me that Dad liked to to buy or Dad, whatever the case was, and this was becoming... It's now a year after the event but everything was triggering me constantly. Of course, this is draining the life out of you and interfering with your ability to give focus to your business, to your family, to your friends, every other part of your life. I'd also been through the trauma of bringing Mum back from that mess of aneurysm that everyone knows about. The constant vigilance that is associated with bringing someone back and who is that far gone to where she is now, and the constant fear of her slipping backwards, and me missing something, especially in light of what I'd been through with my father. So I'd missed some things, obviously. That's why he ended up in that position and through his own choices as well. But this load, and then losing a baby as well in the middle, baby Joseph. There was just a hell of a lot to deal with in the last five years. Then, put on top of it, this genetic combination of a hot mess you got sitting before you and you've got a whole lot of trauma to get through. So when we did the process, and I was very, super excited to do this process because it was so intrusive into my life, and I realised that I was slowly killing myself because I wasn't able to stop that process from taking over my life. I could function. I was highly functional. No one would know in a daily setting, but only because I've got enough tools to keep my shit together. so to speak. But behind closed doors, there's a lot of trauma going on. So can you sort of, just in a high level, we don't want to go into the details. This is a four-hour program that I went through with Dr Don. What was going on there. and what did you actually help me with? Dr Don: So when you're describing those things that were happening to you, what was actually happening to your mind is it was not okay with any of that. It wanted it to be different, right? So it was trying to get you into a state of action to stop your father from dying: Do it differently. Because it kept reviewing the data. It was almost looking at game tape from a game and saying 'Oh, had we maybe run the play that way, we would have avoided the tackle here.' So what your mind was saying 'Okay, run that way.' Well, you can't run that way. This is game tape. Right? But your mind doesn't see it as game tape. It sees it as real now, so it's run that way. So it keeps calling you into an action. And especially with your dad because you were thinking about, 'Why didn't I do this?' Or 'Had I just done this, maybe this would have happened.' What your mind was saying is, 'Okay, let's do it. Let's do that.' What you just thought about. But you can't do that. It doesn't exist. It's information about something that happened but your mind sees it as real. That's why Hollywood have made trillions of dollars because they can convince you something on the screen is actually happening. That's why we cry in a movie or that's why we get scared in a movie. Because your mind, your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between real or imagined. So that's actually happening. You were just talking about the movie with Bambi, right? When you were little. 'Why is nobody stopping this from happening?' So your mind was not okay with a lot of these things that were happening, and it kept calling you to make a difference. That's what I never understood my wife doing. That before I really researched this, my wife would always be saying, 'Don't you wish this hadn't have happened?' Or 'Don't you wish we hadn't done this?' What I didn't understand at the time, because I used to just get like, 'Okay, whatever.' She'd go, 'Yeah, but wouldn't it have been better?' She wanted to get me into this play with her, this exercise. Lisa: This is going on in her head. Dr Don: Because it's going on in her head, and she's trying to feel better. So she's creating these scenarios that would make her feel like, 'Well, if I had just done that, gosh that would have been nice, thinking about that life.' And her mind seeing that going, 'Oh, that would be nice. Well, let's do that. Yes.' So she was what if-ing her life. And it was something that she did very early as a child because that's how she just experienced something traumatic with her father. In her mind, she'd be going, 'Well, what if I had to just left 10 minutes earlier, and I had have escaped that?' Or 'What if I hadn't done this?' So that's what she was doing. It made no sense to me because I hadn't experienced her life, but that's what she was doing. Her mind was trying to fix something. It's never tried to hurt you. It was never, at any point, trying to make you feel bad. It was trying to protect you. Lisa: Its job is to protect you from danger and it sees everything as you sit in the now so it's happening now. I love that analogy of these... What was it? Two-thirds of the car or something and... Dr Don: So goat and snowflake? Lisa: Goat and snowflake. And they're going off to a meeting and they're late. And what does the goat says to snowflake or the other way around? Dr Don: So snowflake, which is your conscious mind, your logical reasonable part of your mind, there's only 5, says the goat 95%, which is your subconscious mind. Who runs into a traffic jam says, 'Oh, we're going to be late. We should have left 15 minutes earlier.' To which goat replies 'Okay, let's do it. Let's leave 15 minutes earlier because that would solve the problem.' Lisa: That analogy is stuck in my head because you just cannot... It doesn't know that it's too late and you can't hop into the past because it only lives in the now. This is 95% of how our brain operates. That's why we can do things like, I was walking, I was at a strategy meeting in Auckland with my business partner two days ago. We were walking along the road and he suddenly tripped and fell onto the road, right? My subconscious reacted so fast, I grabbed him right, and punched him in the guts. I didn't mean to do that but my subconscious recognised in a millimeter of a second, millionth of a second, that he was falling and I had to stop him. So this is a good side of the survival network: stopping and falling into the traffic or onto the ground. But the downside of it is that brain is operating only in the now and it can't... Like with my father, it was going 'Save him. Save him. Save him. Why are you not saving him?' Then that's calling for an action, and then my body is agitated. The cortisol level's up. The adrenaline is up, and I'm trying to do something that's impossible to fix. That can drive you to absolute insanity when that's happening every hour, every day. Dr Don: Then that's taking a physical toll on your body because it's activating your nervous system, which is now, the cortisol levels are going up, adrenaline, right? So when your mind is in that constant state, it does very little on maintenance. It is not worried about fixing anything; it's worried about escaping or fixing the threat, because that's the number one priority. Lisa: It doesn't know that it's not happening. I ended up with shingles for two months. I've only just gotten over it a few weeks ago. That's a definite sign of my body's, my immune system is down. Why is it down? Why can that virus that's been sitting dormant in my body for 40-something years suddenly decide now to come out? Because it's just becoming too much. I've spent too long in the fight or flight state and then your immune system is down. This is how we end up really ill. Dr Don: We get sick. I was just actually having lunch today with a young lady and she's got some immune system issues. And I said, 'Think about it like the US Army, US military is the biggest, strongest military in the world. But if you took that military and you spread it out amongst 50 countries around the world fighting battles, and then somebody attacks the United States, I don't care how big and strong that system was, that military system was. It's going to be weakened when it gets an attack at the homefront.' So that's what was happening. So all of a sudden, now that virus that it could fight and keep dormant, it lets it pass by because it's like, 'Well, we can let that go. We'll catch that later. Right now, we got to go on the offensive and attack something else.' Lisa: Yeah, and this is where autoimmune, like your daughter experienced... Dr Don: About the Crohn's? Yep. Lisa: Yep. She experienced that at 13 or something ridiculous? Dr Don: 14, she got it. Then she also got idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis which is another lung autoimmune disorder where the iron in the blood would just cause the lungs to release the blood. So her lungs just starts filling up with blood. They had no idea what caused it, that's the idiopathic part of it, and they just basically said, ‘There's no cure. She just needs to live close to a hospital because she'll bleed out if she has another attack.' Only 1 in 1.2 million people ever get that. So it's very rare so there's no research being done for it. They just basically say, ‘If you get it, live close to a hospital.' That's the strategy. Lisa: That's the way of fixing it. Dr Don: And so both of those are autoimmune, and ever since we've gone to the program, she's hasn't had a flare-up of either one of those. Because I think our system is directly now able to address those things. Lisa: Yeah, and can calm down. I think even people who haven't got post-traumatic stress like I've had or whatever, they've still got the day to day grind of life, and the struggle with finances, and the mortgage to be paid, and the kids to feed, and whatever dramas we're all going through. Like we talked about with COVID and this constant change that society is undergoing, and that's going to get faster and more. So this is something that we all need to be wary of: That we're not in this. I've taught and learned a lot about the coping and managing strategies, the breathing techniques, and meditation, the things, and that's what's kept me, probably, going. Dr Don: Those are great because they're... Again, that's managing it but it's good to have that because you've got to get to the root of it, which is what we were working on. But at the same time, if you don't have any coping, managing skills, life gets very difficult. Lisa: Yeah, and this is in-the-moment, everyday things that I can do to help manage the stress levels, and this is definitely something you want to talk about as well. So with me, we went through this process, and we did... For starters, you had to get my brain into a relaxed state, and it took quite a long time to get my brainwaves into a different place. So what were we doing there? How does that work with the brainwave stuff? Dr Don: Well, when we have a traumatic event or memory, that has been stored in a very high-resolution state. So in a beta brainwave state because all your senses are heightened: sight, smell, hearing. So it's recording that and storing it in memory in a very intense state. So if I sat down with you and said, 'Okay, let's get this fixed.' And I just started trying to work directly on that memory, you're still going to be in a very high agitated state because we're going to be starting to talk about this memory. So you're going to be in a beta brainwave state trying to recalibrate a beta stored memory. That's going to be very difficult to do. So what we do is, and that's why I use the four hours because within that first an hour and a half to two hours, we're basically communicating with the subconscious part of the brain by telling stories, symbols with metaphors, goat and snowflake, all the stories, all the metaphors that are built-in because then your brain moves into an alpha state. When it's in alpha, that's where it does restoration. So it's very prepared to start restoring. And then, if you remember, by the time we got to a couple of the traumatic memories, we only work on them for two or three minutes. Because you're in alpha, and so you've got this higher state of beta, and it recalibrates it into the same state that it's in. So if it's in alpha, it can take a beta memory, reprocess it in alpha, takes all the intensity out of it. Lisa: So these brain waves, these beta states, just to briefly let people know, so this is speed, and correct me if I'm wrong, but it's the speed at which the brain waves are coming out. So in beta, like you'd see on ECG or something, it's sort of really fast. I think there's a 40 day... Dr Don: It's 15 to 30 hertz. Lisa: 15 to 30 hertz and then if you're in alpha, it's a lot lower than that? Dr Don: 7 to 14. Lisa: 7 to 14, and then below that is sort of when you're going into the sleep phase, either deep meditative or asleep. Dr Don: You're dreaming. Because what it's doing in dreaming is processing. So you're between 4 and 7 hertz. That's why people who have a lot of trauma have trouble sleeping. Because not only is their mind processing what it experienced during the day, it's also taking some of those old files saying, 'Well, okay, let's fix that now. Right. Let's get that.' That's where your nightmares are coming from. It was trying to get you into a processing to fix that. but it couldn't fix it. So it continues, and then when you go below 4 hertz, you go into delta. Delta is dreamless sleep and that's where the maintenance is getting done. Lisa: That's the physical maintenance side more than the... Dr Don: Physical maintenance. Yeah, because that's not processing what it experienced anymore. What it's really now doing is saying, 'Okay, what are the issues that need to be dealt with?' So if you're very relaxed and you've had a very... Like me, right? I played hockey, so I had six concussions, 60 stitches, and never missed a hockey game. The only reason now that I understand I could do that is because I'm getting two or three times more Delta sleep than my teammates were. Lisa: Physical recuperative sleep. Dr Don: Yeah, I was getting maximum restorative sleep. So an injury that I would have that could heal in two or three days, my teammates would two or three weeks. Because they were living in these, which I didn't know, a lot of my friends were dealing with trauma: physical, emotional, sexual abuse. I didn't know that was going on with my friends. Nobody talked about it. I didn't see it in their homes, but they were all dealing with that. Lisa: So they are not able to get... So look, I've noticed since I've been through the program. My sleep is much better, and sometimes I still occasionally dream about Dad. But the positive dreams, if that makes sense. They're more Dad as he as he was in life and I actually think Dad's come to visit me and say, ‘Hi, give me a hug' rather than the traumatic last days and hours of his life, which was the ones that were coming in before and calling for that action and stopping me from having that restorative sleep. I just did a podcast with Dr Kirk Parsley who's a sleep expert, ex-Navy SEAL and a sleep expert that's coming out shortly. Or I think by this time, it will be out, and understanding the importance, the super importance of both the delta and... What is the other one? The theta wave of sleep patterns, and what they do, and why you need both, and what parts of night do what, and just realising...Crikey, anybody who is going through trauma isn't experiencing sleep is actually this vicious cycle downwards. Because then, you've got more of the beta brainwave state, and you've got more of the stresses, and you're much less resilient when you can't sleep. You're going to... have health issues, and brain issues, and memory, and everything's going to go down south, basically. Dr Don: That's why I didn't understand at the time. They just said 'Well, you're just super healthy. You heal really fast.' They had no other explanation for it. Now, I know exactly why. But it had nothing to do with my genetics. It had to do with my environment. Lisa: Just interrupting the program briefly to let you know that we have a new patron program for the podcast. 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Everything from workbooks for all the podcasts, the strength guide for runners, the power to vote on future episodes, webinars that we're going to be holding, all of my documentaries, and much, much more. So check out all the details: patron.lisatamati.com, and thanks very much for joining us. Dr Don: That's, at the time, we just thought it was all, must have been genetics. But I realised now that it was environment as well. So maybe a genetic component to it as well, but then you take that and put that into this very beautiful, nurturing environment, I'm going to sleep processing in beta what I experienced that day and then my mind basically, at that point, is 'What do we need to work on? Not much. Let's go. Let's start now doing some maintenance.' Because it wants to address the top of item stuff first. What is it needs to be taken care of right now? Right? Those are the threats. Once it gets the threats processed, then it can then start working on the things that are going to be the more long-term maintenance. So then it'll do that. But if it never gets out of that threat mode, it gets out for very little time. Then, if you're getting 30 minutes of delta sleep at night and I'm getting two hours, it's a no-brainer to figure out why I would heal faster. Lisa: Absolutely, and this is independent of age and things because you've got all that that comes into it as well. Your whole chemistry changes as you get older and all this. There's other compounding issues as it gets more and more important that you get these pieces of the puzzle right. Do you think that this is what leads to a lot of disease, cancers, and things like that as well? There's probably not one reason. There's a multitude of reasons, but it's definitely one that we can influence. So it's worth looking at it if you've got trauma in your life. People were saying to me 'Oh my God, you don't look good.' When you start hearing that from your friends, your people coming up to you and going, 'I can feel that you're not right.' People that are sensitive to you and know you very well, and you start hearing that over and over, and you start to think, 'Shit, something's got real. Maybe I need to start looking at this.' Because it's just taking all your energy your way, isn't it, on so many levels. The restorative side and the ability to function in your life, and your work, and all of that, and that, of course, leads into depressive thoughts and that hyper-vigilant state constantly. That's really tiresome rather than being just chill, relax, enjoying life, and being able to... Like one of the things I love in my life is this podcast because I just get into such a flow state when I'm learning from such brilliant... Dr Don: You're in alpha. Lisa: I am. I am on it because this is, 'Oh. That's how that works.' And I just get into this lovely learning in an alpha state with people because I'm just so excited and curious. This is what I need to be doing more of. And less of the, if you'd see me half an hour ago trying to work out the technology. That's definitely not an alpha state for me. Dr Don: That's where they said Albert Einstein lived. Albert Einstein lived in alpha brainwave state. That's why information just float for him because there was no stress. He could then pull information very easily to float into. But if you're in a high beta brainwave state, there's too much activity. It has trouble focusing on anything because it's multiple threats on multiple fronts. So when we have a traumatic event, that's how it's being recorded. If you remember, what we talked about was there's a 400 of a millionth of a second gap in between your subconscious mind seeing the information and it going to your consciousness. So in 400 millionths of a second, your subconscious mind has already started a response into an action even though your conscious mind is not even aware of it yet. Lisa: Yeah. Exactly what I did with rescuing my partner with the glass falling off the thing. I hadn't reached that logically. Dr Don: It's funny because that's one of the things that I talked about ,which is sort of, give us all a little bit of grace. Because if you've had a lot of trauma, you're going to respond a certain way. How could you not? If your mind's filtering into all of that, of course you're going to respond with that kind of a response because your mind is prone to go into that action very, very quickly. So we can give ourselves a little bit of grace in understanding that of course, you're going to do that, right? And not beat ourselves up. Because you know what I talked about with everybody, there's nothing wrong with anybody. There's nothing wrong with anybody's mind. Everybody's mind is fine except you are experiencing something different than I experienced so your mind kept responding to it, and mine didn't have that. So you had multiple... Think about we have a hundred percent of our energy on our phone when we wake up in the morning, right? Fully powered up. You fire the phone up and eight programs open up, right? And mine has one. Lisa: Yeah. You're just focusing on what you need to. Dr Don: Then noon comes, and you're having to plug your phone back in because you're out of energy. Lisa: That's a perfect analogy. You're just burning the battery. My all is a hundred windows open in the back of my brain that is just processing all these things and so now, I can start to heal. So having gone through this process with you, like you said, we worked on a number of traumatic experiences, and I went through them in my mind. And then you did certain things, made me follow with my eyes and track here, and my eyes did this, and then, we pulled my attention out in the middle of the story and things. That helped me stay in that alpha state, brainwave state as I probably now understand while I'm still reliving the experience. That's sort of taking the colour out of it so that it's now sort of in a black and white folder. Now, it can still be shared, and it hasn't taken away the sadness of... Dr Don: Because it is sad that these things happen but that's not the response for an action which is that fear or anger, right? That dysregulation of the nervous system. That's what we want to stop, because that is what is going to affect health, enjoyment of life and everything else. Lisa: Wow, this is so powerful. Yeah, and it's been very, very beneficial for me and helped me deal. For me, it also unfolded. Because after the four hour period with you, I had audiotapes and things that are meditations to do every day for the next 30 days. What were we doing in that phase of the recovery? What were you targeting in those sort of sessions? Dr Don: So if you remember what we talked about, we have two memory systems. The explicit memory is what we worked on on that four hours. That's detail, events, and experiences. Once we get the mind processing through that, then we have to work on the same memory animals have, which is that associative repetitive memory. So you've built a series of codes on how to respond to threats, and that has come in over repetition and associations. So the audios are designed to start getting you now to build some new neural pathways, some new ways to respond because your mind won't switch a pattern instantly. It can switch a memory instantly, but a pattern is something that got built over a period of time. So it's like a computer. If I'm coding on my computer, I can't take one key to stop that code. I have to write a new code. Yeah, so what we're doing over the 30 days is writing new code. Lisa: Helping me make new routines and new habits around new neural pathways, basically. Dr Don: You don't have that explicit memory interfering with the pathways. Because now, it's not constantly pulling you out, going back into an action call. It's basically now able to look at this information and these codes that got built and say, 'Okay, what's a better way? So do we have a better way of doing it?' Or 'Show me that code. Write that code.' If that code looks safer, then your mind will adopt that new code. Lisa: This is why, I think for me, there was an initial, there was definitely... Like the nightmares stopped, the intrusive every minute, hour triggering stopped, but the process over the time and the next... And I'm still doing a lot of the things and the meditations. It's reinforcing new habit building. This is where... Like for people dealing with addictions, this is the path for them as well, isn't it? Dr Don: Yeah. Because I talked about addiction as a code. I don't believe it's a disease. Your mind has found a resource to stop pains, and your subconscious mind is literal. It doesn't see things as good or bad, or right or wrong. It's literal. 'Did that stop the pain? Let's do that.' Because it's trying to protect you. So if you've now repeated it over and over, not only have you stopped the pain, but you've built an association with a substance that is seen as beneficial. Lisa: Because your brain sees it as medicine when you're taking, I don't know, cocaine or something. It sees it as essential to your life even though you, on a logical level, know that, ‘This is destroying me and it's a bad thing for me.' Your subconscious goes, 'No, this is a good thing and I need it right now.' Dr Don: Because it's in the present, when does it want the pain to stop? Now. So it has no ability to see a future or a past. Your subconscious is in the moment. So if you take cocaine, the logical part of your brain goes, 'Oh, this is going to create problems for me. I'm going to become addicted.' Right? Your subconscious goes, ‘Well, the pain stopped. We don't see that as a bad thing.' I always use the analogy: Why did people jump out of the buildings at 911? They weren't jumping to die. They were jumping to live because when would they die? Now, if they jump, would they die? No. They stopped the death. So even jumping, which logically makes no sense, right? But to the subconscious mind, it was going to stop the pain now. Lisa: Yeah, and even if it was two seconds in the future that they would die, your brain is going... Dr Don: It doesn't even know what two seconds are. Lisa: No. It has no time. Isn't it fascinating that we don't have a time memory or understanding in that part of the brain that runs 95% of the ship? Dr Don: It's like what Albert Einstein said, ‘There's no such thing as time.' So it's like an animal. If an animal could communicate and you say, 'What time is it?' That would make no sense to an animal. 'What do you mean? It's now.' 'What time is it now?' 'Now. Exactly.' Lisa: It's a construct that we've made to... Dr Don: Just to explain a lot of stuff, right? When something happens. Lisa: Yeah, and this is quite freeing when you think of it. But it does make a heck of a lot of sense. So people are not being destructive when they become drug addicts or addicted to nicotine, or coffee, or chocolate. They're actually trying to stop the pain that they're experiencing in some other place and fix things now. Even though the logical brain... Because the logical brain is such a tiny... Like this is the last part of our evolution, and it's not as fully... We can do incredible things with it at 5%. We've made the world that we live in, and we're sitting here on Zoom, and we've got incredible powers. But it's all about the imagination, being able to think into the future, into the past, and to make correlations, and to recognise patterns. That's where all our creativity and everything, or not just creativity, but our ability to analyse and put forth stuff into the world is happening. But in actual, we're still like the animals and the rest of it. We're still running at 95%, and that's where we can run into the problems with these two. Dr Don: Because you got two systems. You got a very advanced system operating within a very primitive system, and it hasn't integrated. It's still integrating, right? So if there's a survival threat, survival will always override reason and logic, because it's designed to protect you. So there's no reason and logic that will come in if there's a survival threat. It's just going to respond the way it knows, does this Google search, 'What do we know about this threat? How do we know to protect ourselves, and we'll go instantly into survival mode.' Again, there's the reason and logic. Why would you jump out of a building, right? If you applied reason and logic, you wouldn't have jumped, right? People will say, 'Well, but they still jumped.' Yes, because reason and logic didn't even come into the process. It was all about survival. Lisa: Yeah. When the fire is coming in it was either... Dr Don: 'Am I going to die out now or I'm going to move and not die now?' Lisa: Yeah, and we're also prone to movement when we're in agitation and in an agitated state, aren't we? Basically, all of the blood and the muscles saying, 'Run, fight, do something. Take action.' Dr Don: That's why when people get into depression, it's the absence of those emotions. Lisa: Yeah, and people feel exhaustion. Dr Don: Yeah. The mind kept calling for an action using anger, for example, but you can't do the action because it's not happening, so it shuts down to protect you and stops calling for any emotion, and that's depression. So the key to get out of depression is actions. It's to get something happening. So in a lot of people who are depressed, what do I tell them to do? 'Start moving. Start exercising. Get out. Start doing things.' Right? Lisa: So I run ultras. Dr Don: Exactly. Perfect example, right? Lisa: Yeah, because I was. I was dealing with a lot of shit in my life at the time when I started doing ultra-marathons. To run was to quiet the pain and to run was to be able to cope and to have that meditative space in order to work through the stuff that was going on in my life. And I know even in my husband's life, when he went through a difficult time, that's when he started running. So running can be a very powerful therapeutic, because there is a movement, and you're actually burning through the cortisol and the adrenaline that's pouring around in your body. Therefore, sitting still and that sort of things was just not an option for me. I had to move. And it explains what, really. It's calling the movement. Like it was a movement because I couldn't fix the other thing. Dr Don: That's what they'll tell you to do. To get out of depression is to move. What I say is the way to get out of depression is to get your mind to resolve what it's been asking for. Lisa: It's going a little deeper. Dr Don: Yeah. So it's going down and saying, 'Okay, why has it been getting you angry and now, it shut down from the anger?' Because it's been trying to get you in your situation. 'Don't let Dad die. Don't let this happen.' Right? So because you couldn't do it, it just shuts down. Makes perfect sense but when we get to the resolution that there is no action required, there's no need for the depression anymore. The depression will lift because there's no more call for an action. Lisa: I can feel that in me, that call. Anytime that anything does still pop up, I sort of acknowledge the feeling and say, 'There is no call for action here. This is in the past. This is a memory.' So I do remind myself that when things do still pop up from time to time now, as opposed to hourly. I go, 'Hey, come back into the now. This is the now. That was the then that's calling for an action. This is why you're doing thing.' Even that understanding
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This week survivor Ava shares her story. Ava met Eddie at a bar and was instantly intrigued by his cute New Zealand accent. After a courthouse wedding so Eddie could obtain his green card, Ava finds out that everything she thought was true about Eddie was not all it seemed. ** Something Was Wrong's theme song was originally composed by Glad Rags and is covered this season by Basic Comfort. Website: Basiccomfort.band IG: Basic_Comfort Twitter: Basic_Comfort FB: Basiccomfortband Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's the much-loved-on-Max-Fun-Podcasts comedian Maeve Higgins! The perfect way to celebrate the 2nd week of the Max Fun Block Party — and the release of Season 2 of the delightful series Dinette (watch now!)? Surely. And if you don't enjoy this episode, which includes peanut butter cakes and New Zealand getaways, you can always email Maeve and JV at "janet@club."
Self-Made Multimillionaire, Marketer,Life Design Strategist, author . He is one of the most well known Internet marketers in the world today. Having started online in 1996 with less than $2.00 to his name, his personal online businesses alone have generated over $ 200,000,000 in online revenue since then. This doesn't include the millions of dollars his students have produced from his teachings. It's not uncommon to see Armand share the stage with other world famous leaders like, Richard Branson, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Allen, Dan Kennedy, Jay Abraham, Alex Mandossian, Joe Polish, Jay Conrad Levinson, T. Harv Ecker, Les Brown, and many, many more.He is an internationally sought after speaker, trainer and creator. He has huge constituencies in the United States as well as Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, Ireland, Malasyia and Indonesia. Armand also ran the most prestigious and largest Internet Marketing seminar in the United States, which has trained more people on Internet Marketing than any other seminar.Armand Morin truly believes in the concept of “Success Leaves Traces®” and is sincerely committed to the success of online entrepreneurs. If you've been on the Internet at all over the past decade, you have seen Armand Morin whether you knew it or not. Either by seeing the end result of one of his many products, one of his student's websites, or by simply seeing his name on hundreds of thousands of websites all over the Internet. Do this. Right now, go to Google and type in “Armand Morin.” Now, go to Yahoo and do the same search. And finally, do the same search: ArmandMorin.com2021 All Rights ReservedJoin Me on ~ iHeart Radio @ https://tinyurl.com/iHeartBASSpot Me on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yxuy23baAmazon ~ https://tinyurl.com/AmzBAS
Felicity Hannah asks, as Covid cases surge again are businesses rethinking its return to the workplace? She also takes a look at why inflation unexpectedly fell and the ongoing impact of port delays. Elsewhere we discuss a huge tax avoidance scandal, the UK's trade deal with New Zealand and hear from the boss of Scottish Power.
With the country recording triple figure cases for the first time since Covid arrived in New Zealand, the focus is going on how the health system will cope with Delta firmly entrenched in the community. There are 46 people in hospital with the virus at the moment, and seven are in ICU or a high dependency unit. But some say while the short-term surge will be tough, it's the future that needs some serious consideration. Kate Gregan reports.
New Zealand's secured an historic free-trade agreement with the United Kingdom that will eventually eliminate all tariffs on New Zealand exports. Industry leaders have welcomed the agreement, saying it'll give New Zealand products a competitive edge in the UK market. Our political reporter Anneke Smith has more.
Are the Jews really that special? Here's the rub: How can God's promises stand, after Israel has rejected the Promised One? To feel the weight of this difficulty, we have to appreciate the privileges that come with being an Israelite. Back in Romans 3 Paul asked, "What advantage, then, has the Jew?" He answered, "Much in every way!" but didn't give us a list. Here in Romans 9 is the list. Jim will pray, then launch his new sermon, Jews Who Are Not Israelites. Listen to Right Start Radio every Monday through Friday on WCVX 1160AM (Cincinnati, OH) at 9:30am, WHKC 91.5FM (Columbus, OH) at 5:00pm, WRFD 880AM (Columbus, OH) at 9:00am. Right Start can also be heard on One Christian Radio 107.7FM & 87.6FM in New Plymouth, New Zealand. You can purchase a copy of this message, unsegmented for broadcasting and in its entirety, for $7 on a single CD by calling +1 (800) 984-2313, and of course you can always listen online or download the message for free. RS10212021_0.mp3Scripture References: Romans 9:3-8
Ever wondered why the imbalances in power in the music industry seem to be so severe compared to other industries? In this episode, Xylo chats with Dr Jeff Crabtree on his thoughts on this very issue. Together they dig into the causes of misogyny, imbalances of power, specific case studies and potential ways in which we can together make improvements in the industry. The discussion is largely in reference to his study "Tunesmiths and Toxicity: Workplace Harassment in the contemporary music industries of Australia and New Zealand". Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
We've got one hell of an episode for you this week, as we might have finally broken Stacey and turned her into Matiu. And who would have guessed that this weeks movie, the 2011 film "The Cabin in the Woods", would be the one to do it. How and why? Well all will be revealed as we go through q's like: What monster did we most wanna see come after them? What horrifying event would be happening in New Zealand? Why the hell did you make me watch this? But of course the best questions are from our premier Patreons: Emily, Julio, Dave, Dan, Chris, Nerdtrovert and Nick! Wanna join them and help shape the show? Well you can join them here: www.patreon.com/mritqs Emily also has her own podcast, which you can find here: https://www.tastelesspod.com/ As does Julio! Find it here: http://www.wearethecontrarians.com/ And check out Dave's stuff! You can find it here: https://www.patreon.com/yourfavorite And of course Dan, at https://www.netflixnswill.com/ Also Nick! Just search out Nikolis Kitchen ALSO! Wanna buy Sam's book? It's available on most of the major websites (Amazon, Book Depository etc), just search out Sam Hurley Compliance and ya should find it. SOCIALS: You can contact us here on Twitter: www.twitter.com/moviereviewsin Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MovieReviewsIn20Qs Or via email at email@example.com Cheers!
Today on the Zeoli Show, Rich discussed the ongoing crisis of the supply chain for everything from toilet paper to treadmills for gyms. The Biden Administration is down playing these issues like these items, like technology and treadmills, are not necessities to everyday life. The lack of something like treadmills is a microcosm of the bigger issues at hand Biden's Administration doesn't want to address: the lack of workers. They'd rather encourage people not to work. 6:00-NEWS 6:05-Violence is getting so rampant in Philadelphia, their cities workers have started shooting 6:10-Rich sustains another dad injury 6:35-Sixers Ben Simmons gets kicked out of practice 6:40-Woke Howard Stern slams Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving for being unvaccinated 7:00-NEWS 7:05-Violent crimes and hate crimes are on the decline. 7:10-Hate crimes against Asians were not as drastic as the media portrayed 7:25-NYC declares racism a public health crisis 7:30-People are not being encouraged to work causing an unstable shortage 7:35-The proposed reconciliation bill is really an encouragement for married couples to work What's on the Cut Sheet 7:45-Jen Psaki dismisses question on supply chain problem 7:55-Middle of the night flights aren't happening in the middle of the night according to Psaki 8:00-Pfizer has plenty of advertising money 8:05-Jon Stewart gets kicked out of the lefty circle of trust 8:10-Brian Stelter is very happy with Superman's new motto 8:15-New Zealand's Prime Minister is extending their lockdown in Auckland 8:20-Russia believes CNBC's Hadley Gamble was sent as a distraction to Putin 8:35-Southwest airlines backs away from putting unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave 9:00-NEWS 9:10-Central Pennsylvania restaurants are forced to raise prices 9:20- Is "The Batman" too dark and gritty? 9:40-Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Joe Manchin are "talking" 9:50-Aaron Rodgers calls out woke/PC culture after criticism towards his "taunting." Photo: Getty Images See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
“[The branding] is a callout to help the consumer remember the apple when they go to the store and pick it up” Vince Lopes (25:51 - 25:58) While there are a hefty amount of different apple varieties available on the market right now, many are being taken out due to lack of consumer preference. This gives companies like T&G the opportunity to create new variations on an old favorite. At the forefront of the Envy and Jazz apples, T&G is looking to make them stand out above the rest. If you've been an avid listener to The Produce Moms, this won't be the first time you've heard managed varieties in produce. You'll also know the time and effort that goes into bringing them to the market from planting the first tree, to hitting grocery shelves. The Envy apple, which is a cross between a Gala and a Braeburn apple, hit the market in 2008 but took nearly a decade to come to fruition. Other variations can even take longer. Envy, and its sister the Jazz apple, both hold up well and last longer in transit and on retail shelves. Envy, itself, has certain characteristics that allow consumers to cut them up even up to an hour before eating without worrying about browning. While these features are thanks to natural cross-pollination, they wouldn't have been possible if not for the evolution of the apple category. Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at T&G Global North America Vince Lopes states that we're starting to see less and less of older varieties becaused new managed ones are becoming more and more versatile. For example, their Jazz apple has a balance between sweet and tart, while the Envy has a specific aroma and texture you can sink into with every bite. As such, both have an expansive versatility in usage whether it's in baking, cooking, or simply eating them raw. These managed varieties are booming in popularity with over 60 trying to get on grocery shelves. In reality, any given retailer only holds about six. When making a specific branded variety, companies like T&G have to give consumers something to remember so that when they see it at the store, they buy it. “We're trying to develop programs that are appealing to shoppers.” Cecilia Flores Paez (23:59 - 24:02) Vice President of Sales and Operations at T&G Global North America Chris Willett states that what's unique about their branded varieties is that they have complete control from the fields to the retailer. Unlike Golden or Red Delicious apples that can be grown anywhere, by anyone, T&G have certain standards with their growers. “We can manage volume and measure supply versus demand and grow accordingly.” Chris Willett (17:40 - 17:44) T&G has also been working on advanced technologies when it comes to picking and packing. Some of their newer systems can see into fruits in the packaging line to point out imperfections. Others include drones that can fly over orchards for crop management and most recently they began using a machine that blows leaves off of trees therefore exposing the fruit to more sunlight for better color. Head of Marketing for T&G Global North America, Cecilia Flores Paez is proud that T&G has gained notoriety with their Envy and Jazz apples. as of late. With a campaign partnership with Hallmark Channel, T&G recently won a Produce Marketing Excellence award for delivering a breakthrough campaign that made a difference during COVID-19 during the 2020 holidays. During the campaign, they worked on helping families celebrate the holidays with unique, new and delicious recipes that were named for Hallmark Channel holiday films. The Envy apple was also recently named “Best in Produce” by Kitchn - a food and lifestyle media outlet that debates for weeks to select and name the best grocery items to try in America right now. Being grown in both the United States and New Zealand, T&G is able to provide the Envy apple year round at most national and regional retailers. Jazz, on the other hand, is an heirloom variety and can be harder to find, but worth it when you do. 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!
This week, Melanie is WRONG, a bet is made, the Wendy's alligator goes out to pasture, TAG is an evil puppeteer, miners are poetic, history loves insane asylums, gold rushes, and white men, Brianne has hot takes on lobotomies, Robert Lawson ain't shit, and Melanie is doing Count Dante. Content warnings: fictional addiction, alcoholism, housefire, deaths of children, and suicidal ideation, old-timey ableist language, sexism, domestic violence, murder to escape domestic violence, masturbation, mental illness, eugenics, graphic discussion of lobotomies, forced sterilization, fatal fire. Links:80-year-old woman sentenced to prison for killing ‘abusive' husband while he sleptA survivor against the odds—noted New Zealand writer Janet Frame diesArchives New ZealandAsylum admission criteria in the 1800s means you might have qualified‘Barbaric' medical practices still used todayFilming in 'one of creepiest places'Gold rushKirkbride PlanMania, dementia and melancholia in the 1870s: admissions to a Cornwall asylumOtago gold rushRobert Lawson (architect)Scots Baronial Architecture: how to spot itSeacliff Lunatic AsylumThe Anti-Insane Asylum SocietyThe sad saga of Seacliff: Built on shifting sandsThe story of Seacliff, the most haunted place in New ZealandVictorian Oppression of Women Through Psychiatry
You're going to have to learn to read tablets! This week Tyler and Johnny discuss the mystery of the Poe Toaster as well as the unsolved death and disappearance of Kurt Sova. Plus: who gets to be Big/Little John, New Zealand finally takes a wizard off of the payroll, and what is believed to be the earliest illustration of a ghost has been discovered! Join the Secret Society That Doesn't Suck for exclusive weekly mini episodes, livestreams, and a whole lot more! patreon.com/thatsspooky Get yourself some of our merch just in time for Spooky Season! thatsspooky.com/store Check out our website for show notes, photos, and more at thatsspooky.com Follow us on Instagram for photos from today's episode and all the memes @thatsspookypod We're on Twitter! Follow us at @thatsspookypod Don't forget to send your spooky stories to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you to today's sponsors, Nutrafol (use code SPOOKY for $15 off your first month) and Magic Spoon (use code SPOOKY for $5 off your order)!
A house where a teen brutally murdered his mom and sisters has a graphic halloween display, a man was indicted for swinging a machete during an argument and a New Zealand city wizard was taken off payroll. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A house where a teen brutally murdered his mom and sisters has a graphic halloween display, a man was indicted for swinging a machete during an argument and a New Zealand city wizard was taken off payroll. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.