Confusion. Numbness. Distraction. These are the three ways the civilized world brings men down, weakens us, and makes us docile. Avoid them at all costs. In this solo episode I break these down and how you can avoid them. Enjoy, Traver If you look at the civilized world and think, "no thank you," then you should subscribe to our podcast, so you don't miss a single episode! Also, join the UNcivilized community, and connect with me on my website Man UNcivilized.com or Instagram so you can join in on our live recordings, ask questions to guests, and more. Find Traver on Instagram @traverBoehm Get a copy my book, Man UNcivilized Join us on the New Year's Costa Rica Unfolding Retreat Dec. 27th 2021- Jan 3, 2022.
Carolyn has an auto-immune disease that has resulted in a loss of hair and diminished nerve sensitivity. We discuss alopecia, neuropathy, and other superpowers. More about Carolyn: https://geeshgirl.com/ Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/friendswithdeficits
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With the many challenges we face daily, you may think that emotional numbness is the best response to pain. It isn't. In this episode, we talk about better ways to cope. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen sit down and talk about emotions and how we suppress these, often to our own detriment. We hear about how emotions affect our lifespan, media's effect on us, and the effects the climate crisis and COVID has had on us all. Tune in for an insightful conversation as only Jason and Whitney can have. This episode is sponsored by Embody Me. To receive a free 7-day trial and 20% off your first month, use the code "Wellevatr" at https://embodyme.live.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here's How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram
The ironic thing about our digital devices, is that they promise constant stimulation . . . and yet we find they end up making us feel numb. Numb in terms of struggling to be present. Numb in feeling overloaded with information and choices. Numb in feeling like we often view even our own experiences from a third-party perspective. My guest today, Dr. Charles Chaffin, has written a book called Numb: How the Information Age Dulls Our Senses and How We Can Get Them Back, which explores the various ways internet-induced numbness manifests itself, from FOMO to choice overload on dating apps. On the show today we focus in particular on how the news media and social media can negatively alter the way we experience life and what to do about it. We first discuss how recovering our sense of engagement with life begins with thinking about the fact that our attention is a finite resource, and being intentional about how we direct that resource. We then discuss how to deal with what Charles calls the "attention panhandlers" who vie for our engagement online. Charles talks about the phenomenon of compassion fatigue, where there are so many worthy causes you could take up, that you end up doing nothing at all. We then discuss how Instagram can change the way you experience life in an age where we can all feel like content creators. We end our conversation with how to wrest back control of your attention, and use it towards action rather than distraction. After the show is over, check out the show notes at aom.is/numb See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
EP207 Comic Book talk about Wolverine Gambit Victims #1-4, Wolverine versus Spider-Man one shot, Hanna-Barbera's Valley of the Dinosaurs #1 and a few downer comics. Some Stanley Cup finals talk and Movie and TV talk (spoilers). Multiple Sclerosis talk about MS Fatigue, some highly liked Fish Oil Supplements, Hunger helpers, Neurogenic Bladder, early MS symptoms and Numbness and MS. check out the Original Hoppin Hot Sauce now for sale on Amazon Send your questions, comments and donations to email@example.com and please rate and review us on whatever platform you listen to us on. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kevin-kleinhans/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kevin-kleinhans/support
Did you ever play outside as a kid? I think we can all answer that one. Have you ever experienced long periods of extreme fatigue? Joint pain/inflammation? Anxiety/depression? Numbness/tingling? In this week's episode, I had the honor of having Dr. Todd Maderis, ND, join me to discuss one of the most undiagnosed diseases. The CDC estimates that Lyme affects almost 500,000 people in the United States, but that's just for those who are diagnosed. This life-altering disease is unfortunately so easy to get, but very hard to treat if not diagnosed as soon as possible. Dr. Maderis and I discuss: - What is Lyme Disease? - Common symptoms of Lyme Disease - Is Lyme the only tick-borne infection? - Why is it so hard to diagnose? + more! Host: @stephteagan Podcast: @soulitudepod Guest: @drtoddmaderis Guest's website: https://drtoddmaderis.com/
Humaaans! This episode is random—like all of them!! Here I talk about the anniversary of going numb…again and the difference 1 year makes…I briefly talk about Juneteenth and what it means to me and how I celebrated the day. I def rambled here and uh…it's probably not one of my favorites :-/ but I wanted to catch up and check in with how this year is going for me…I just wanna say that I'm trying to choose happiness in spite of what the world is doing. Tune in…pass your time with a lil summaries!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michelle-ct-alexander/support
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Check out this week's podcast episode featuring Al Painter! With over 20 years of experience within the fitness industry, Al is very well versed in how to train people to move with more strength, control, and power. Al specializes in training super busy parents, cyclists, runners, swimmers, and the culmination of the three, triathletes. He also raced mountain bikes from 2006-2012 so he is intimately familiar with how endurance athletes break and more importantly, how to build the strength to keep that from happening so they can set more PRs training rather than more PT appointments from getting hurt. Some of Al's accolades include the NASM (CPT, PES, CES), AFPA Triathlete injury prevention, Stick Mobility certified coach, and he also authored the strength training chapter for the first version of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) Coach's Training Manual. In this podcast we discuss: 00:00 - Intro 01:56 - Common issues for new cyclists 05:40 - Trainer tips for unlocking hips and firing the glutes 10:01 - Single leg deadlifts for cyclists 10:44 - Cycling shoes and toe articulation 14:03 - Injuries: Difference between road and mountain bikers? 15:33 - Recreational road cyclists - Clips or no clips? 19:50 - Exercises for cyclists to avoid 26:56 -The Janda sit-up - One of the best core exercises for cyclist 29:23 - Strength training: Pre or post cycling? 34:32 - Power to weight ratio 35:38 - Breathing 39:49 - Heart rate monitors for recreational cyclists? 41:43 - Indoor cycling and its effects on outdoor rider growth 45:44 - Numbness in hands while biking 47:18 - Cycling benefits from grip training? 50:02 - Downhill mountain bike racing 54:06 - Current projects 56:43 - #Leastmode - The minimum effective dose More from Al: https://www.integratefitness.com/ www.instagram.com/doyouintegrate/
On this episode of The Dr. Cloud Show: -Elizabeth has a family that constantly complains. What boundaries can she use to cope with their pessimism? -What are some ways to disarm a critical spouse? -Sharon has grown a lot through counseling and wants to make her marriage stronger. -How do boundaries change as we become more independent from our parents? Get Dr. Cloud's coaching on life's most important topics and more! Start your free trial at www.boundaries.me today! It's free for two weeks!
Hi guys! I know it's a hot minute since I've uploaded but episodes will be much more consistent now that school ended for me!! :) Numb: This word has been on my heart for the last week or so. Like you, I'm busy. I love being busy, but constant work schedules, friends, school schedules, sports, etc. can really affect your priorities. Above all else, God should be your priority. In this episode, I talk about some ways to recognize how you've become numb to the Word of God. Maybe you don't want to think about your problems or address your emotions- maybe you're mad at God or just not making time for Him because you're 'tired' and have forgotten your true purpose. I hope that after you listen to this episode, you are encouraged and learn some tips to help yourself get out of this "rut" mindset you might be in. I love you so much. Please feel free to request topics/prayer requests on the PstotheBs Instagram! Shoot me a DM: @pstothebs https://www.instagram.com/pstothebs/ Personal Instagram: @ashleylynn.w https://www.instagram.com/pstothebs/
You feel numb inside Yet, you want to come back to life again You know this is not you But you feel so disappointed with the way things are and the mistakes you have made And there is a part of you that just thinks that good things only happen to other people It is time to regain your self-confidence, leave behind the pain and limiting stories of the past, rediscover your powerful self as you rise victorious in your true design life. START HERE - 2 options 1. Work with me in THE DELIBERATE MILLIONAIRES' INCUBATOR (Start your 14 day trial for $7 / £5) - https://mibusiness.lpages.co/deliberatemillioinaire or... 2. Work with me in 77 DAYS TO REGAIN UNSHAKEABLE SELF-CONFIDENCE - https://mibusiness.lpages.co/unshakeable See you in the Incubator
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Dead Butt Syndrome (DBS) develops when the gluteus medius (one of the three main muscles of the butt) stops firing correctly. This can happen if you spend too much time sitting in a chair, sitting in your car, or sitting on the couch. With more Americans working at their desks, and particularly during the Pandemic, we've become highly sedentary. This leads to our gluteus minimus muscles , or our butts/tushes/backsides to go dormant. To counteract this, you need to deliberately use them every day. This episode will highlight ways to prevent, counteract, and relieve if one experiences such a medical issue. HOST ANNE MCDANIELS LINKS:Facebook: Anne McDanielsFacebook: Anne McDaniels ActressInstagram: @annemcdanielsactressInstagram: @annemcdanielsTwitter : @annemcdanielsIMDB : Anne McDanielsClubhouse: @annemcdanielsTikTok: Anne McDanielsClubhouse: @annemcdanielsHELPFUL LINKS:TikTok Butt-Lift LeggingsFood JournalsSelf Help BooksHealthy CookbooksPlus Size FashionsAtomic Habits BookThink Like a Monk BookGet Out of Your Head BookPopular Fitness Products for SuccessLift LeggingsFitness BandsAthleisure WearMassage GunWearable Fitness DevicesWater BottlesMusic Credit: "Hip Hop Beat" by JarAxe; Creative Commons Licensing; https://soundcloud.com/jaraxe/tranePhoto Credit: Google ImagesResources: Health.com, Healthline.com, HuffingtonPost.com, University of Michigan Health; Regenexx Pittsburgh
Hey pal, Fun fact: Someone in high school introduced me to the word "pal" and every time I say it I think of her :') As we speak, the right half of my face (including my teeth) are numb :p The numbness made it's way to my ear even. Uhhhhhhhhh. Why my dentist wanted me triple numbed, I do not know. Here we are though! (what else can I tell you right now?) Quack! There is a simple interactive prayer within topic one and a Bible verse (Mark 11:23) within topic two. Topics start at 6:35! To when fitness is important To when motivation is so tough To when your heart beats so fast Please head over to https://edccrate.com/ (https://edccrate.com) and use coupon code GQT15% if you are interested in buying something
People living with multiple sclerosis often experience chronic numbness, burning, tingling and pins-and-needles sensations. In a recent study, 70% of people with MS reported numbness and tingling, and 55% reported pain associated with relapses. MS neurologists explain typical symptoms for brain and spinal cord MS attacks compared to a pinched nerve in the back (like sciatica) or neuropathy. Lhermitte's sign (shocks down the spine when moving neck) and Uhthoff's phenomenon (numbness when overheated) are covered since frequently the first symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Options for relief from burning, tingling and pins-and-needles reviewed including medications such as Neurontin (gabapentin), Lyrica (pregabalin), Elavil (amitriptyline) and Cymbalta (duloxetine). Painful MS syndromes including trigeminal neuralgia, MS hug, and flexor and extensor spasms are reviewed with numerous treatment options. MS experts also share options to alleviate painful muscle cramps and spasms as well as musculoskeletal pain, such as low back pain. The podcast aims to provide awareness and options for relief so that people living with MS can better communicate with their doctors to improve their care. Barry Singer MD, Director of The MS Center for Innovations in Care, interviews: Mitzi Joi Williams MD, a MS neurologist and the founder and CEO of Joi Life Wellness Group Multiple Sclerosis Center. Dr. Williams completed her neurology residency (including serving as chief resident) and multiple sclerosis fellowship at Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly MCG) in Augusta, GA. She is the author of MS Made Simple: The Essential Guide to Understanding Your Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis. Brandon Beaber MD, an MS neurologist at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. He completed his neurology residency at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) and fellowship in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology at University of Southern California. He authored Resilience in the Face of Multiple Sclerosis and regularly posts educational videos for people living with MS on his YouTube channel. Visit mslivingwell.org for more information. Share your MS story on ICanWithMS.org
Ever wonder why you feel your pinky tingling when you hit your funny bone? Feeling radiating pins and needles? We’ve all felt pins and needles in our feet and hands, but neurotension is a little different. Dr. Jen and Dr. Dom break down the knits and grits of different types of pain and how they may associate with neural tension, through the concept of neurodynamics. They describe possible reasons for your bouts of neural tension and how movement can prevent the onset of neural tension. By diving into the specifics of neurodynamics, both in the upper and lower extremities, Dr. Jen and Dr. Dom direct attention towards neural gliding as a means of testing for neural tension and optimizing nerve functionality. Listen up as you gain insight into getting your nerves functional and not so static. What You Will Learn in this PT Pearl: 0:40 – What are nerves? 2:39 – Why does neural tension occur? 3:33 – Symptoms of Neural Tension. 6:02 – The concept of Neurodynamics. 8:40 – Movement to avoid neural sensation. 12:09 – Testing neural glides. 14:45 – The nerves of the arm. 15:18 – Perpetuating different nerve tensions. 18:25 – Specifics of Neurodynamics. 22:42 - Getting the nerves functional and not so static. 23:19 - Exploring Neurodynamics in the lower extremities. To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch For research and full show notes, visit the full website at: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode74/ Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute to subscribe and leave a quick rating and review of the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/TOBpodcast/message
Sensory symptoms include numbness, tingling and a burning sensation. They can be experienced alone or in combination and indicate something wrong in the body. Sometimes it’s minor and sometimes it can indicate something serious. In this episode, Dr. Nedd will cover: What can cause each of these sensory symptoms. Which serious conditions these symptoms can...
Episode Notes On a camping trip Adam learns that bears and wolves aren't the most dangerous creatures in the woods, something else is coming and it's hungry for blood! Adam's Tale by Joe Solmo http://pennedinblood.com Buy the new "Babysitter Massacre" book! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P4ZF9LG/ Get Cool Merchandise http://store.weeklyspooky Support us on Patreon http://patreon.com/IncrediblyHandsome Support Weekly Spooky by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/weekly-spooky Contact Us/Submit a Story twitter.com/WeeklySpooky facebook.com/WeeklySpooky WeeklySpooky@gmail.com Music by Ray Mattis http://raymattispresents.bandcamp.com Produced by Daniel Wilder This episode sponsored by HenFlix.com For everything else visit WeeklySpooky.com Transcript: In another time, the cool, damp, night air would have felt good on Adam’s drunk face. The moonlight shone between the thick branches of an ancient maple tree only feet away. It might have been a mile away as far as Adam was concerned. It was the pine tree he worried about. The pine tree that he could smell but not see. Its rough bark dug into his back as he struggled with the bonds that held him in place. How he got here was some sort of mystery. The woods he remembered. A party he remembered. Camping with friends was the last thing that he remembered. Where were they now? Did one of them do this? Where was Felicia? He tried again to turn his head to get a better view of his surroundings, but he still couldn’t move. Something was around his forehead keeping him against the hard, rough bark of the tree. He strained his ears, listening for some clue that could give him answers, but the only sounds he heard were a rustling in the branches above him in the trees. At first, he was alarmed but relaxed after realizing that whatever was up there, was too small to give him trouble. It was the animal that tied him up, that he was most interested in, anyway. “Are you out there?” he asked the night and listened. No response. He knew the man had to be out there somewhere. “Hello?” Adam called out to his captor. Frustrated, he kicked his feet, disturbing the bed of pine needles. That was when he heard the snicker. In the shadows of the maple in front of him something moved. A flash of orange light illuminated a face Adam had never seen before as it lit his cigarette. Who was this guy? “Who are you?” Adam asked, straining to see in the dark. “Let’s not worry about that now. You won’t be around long enough for us to get acquainted. It’s near midnight. The witching hour and all that,” the stranger said, waving his cigarette around as he talked. “Where are my friends?” Adam asked. “What did you do to them?” “I didn’t do anything. All I did was set the plate. Everything has to eat,” the stranger mumbled. “What the fuck does that mean? Untie me!” Adam said. “Why would I do that. Today has been going great so far. The best in a long time. They will be pleased.” Adam struggled against the bonds that held his arms behind his back, nearly dislocating his shoulder in the process. He grunted with the effort, which made the stranger laugh. He approached Adam and kneeled down, making intense eye contact with Adam. He got so close Adam could smell the man, a combination of cigarette smoke, sweat and halitosis, but the man’s icy stare kept him from retching from the smell. There was a timelessness in those eyes. He was only two inches from Adam’s face now. Too close for Adam. “Save your strength for the screaming, there will be lots of screaming,” he said and cracked a smile. He touched Adam’s cheek with his lit cigarette. Adam yelled out and tried to twist out from under the burning cigarette, but the iron clad grip on his head wouldn’t let go. He cried out into the chilly night again and again as the man burned him. Each touch a shock of pain on his cheek. “Yeah, like that. I think you will do fine,” the stranger said and laughed. In the distance a wolf howled, followed by another. Adam’s eyes widened. “Don’t you worry about them, now. Even they won’t come here,” the stranger said and flicked the rest of his cigarette at Adam. “This here is a special place. It’s time I head on out. They don’t like to be watched. This should buy my farm some time. They oughta leave me alone for a year at least.” “Who?” Adam said, but the man wandered off into the darkness without giving him an answer. He heard the wolves again and wondered if that was going to be how he died, torn to pieces by wolves. What was it the stranger said? The wolves won’t come here? Why not, he thought. He could smell the cigarette still burning and thought about it catching the bed of pine needles all over the ground on fire. He had a morbid question cross his mind. Would he rather die in a fire, or eaten by wolves? He almost laughed at the idea of getting a choice. He wondered if the wolves like Bar-B-Que. A half hour passed, the cigarette burned out and the wolves didn’t get any closer. He could still hear them howling out there in the forest somewhere. His cheek hurt from the stranger’s cigarette burn barrage and he wished he could look at it in the mirror. He heard sound of a small animal rustling in the dead leaves somewhere in front of him, near the maple tree the man had been standing by. He wished he knew why this was happening to him. The maple tree reminded him that the path beyond it leads to an old natural chimney. A rock formation that leads down into the earth. He had found out about it on a hiking app and he convinced his friends to come out here to hike and camp, but where were they now? He hoped they were ok. Adam thought his hand was going numb, the pins and needles sensation was beginning to set in, but then he realized it felt more like tiny little bites. He wiggled his fingers, and felt something furry run across his hands. What the fuck was that? Another nibble on his fingertips. “Ouch, you fucker!” he said and wriggled against his bonds as hard as he could, and to his surprise he freed his hands. He quickly worked on whatever was tying his head to the tree and wriggled free. He stood up and turned around to find a chipmunk sitting there, considering him with its black eyes. “You the one that bit me?” he called out and kicked at the rodent. It easily dodged his foot in the moonlight. Adam rubbed his cheeks and tried to get a good idea of his surroundings. If the large maple was there, then camp must be this way, he thought and headed off in that direction trying to work the cramps out of his muscles. The little chipmunk hopped after him on the forest trail, keeping its distance. With all the roots and rocks, Adam stumbled through the woods while trying to make it back to camp, twice he almost fell, his hand was covered in mud and sticky pine pitch. He wiped them on his pants as he continued through the wood. He could just make out a fire ahead in the distance. It must be his friends! He called out to them. “Felicia! Jacob!” He got no response. He stumbled into the clearing, but he didn’t see anyone. His tent was on the other side of the dying fire, he went over to it and opened the flap. Felicia was inside, wrapped in her sleeping bag. They must have gone to sleep, he thought. He climbed into the tent and shook her, but she didn’t move. She was always a heavy sleeper. He poked her harder and lit the small battery powered lantern they use on camping trips. “Wake up! We have to get out of here!” he said. Finally, she was stirring he thought as he watched her swallow and turn her head. “Come on!” Her mouth opened and a chipmunk climbed out, his face a crimson mask of Felicia’s blood. It squeaked twice and ran past him to the tent opening where another one was sitting watching him with those cold black eyes. “What the fuck is going on?” he called out and looked back down at Felicia. He shook her again, and got a better look at her. Her mouth was agape and he realized with horror that she had no tongue. He turned towards the doorway and saw that now there was about a dozen chipmunks standing there on hind legs watching him. The one with the bloody face took a step forward. “We are Tamias,” the bloody one squeaked. “Tamias,” the rest chirped in high pitched unison. “I’ve fucking lost it,” Adam whispered to himself and shook his head. “We demand payment for the transgression,” the chipmunk said. “Payment must be made. We demand it. The deal cannot be altered.” “I have no idea what you are talking about. What did you do to Felicia and Jacob?” he asked. Then started to laugh as he realized he was having a conversation with a chipmunk in a tent next to his dead girlfriend. Did he forget that he ate a bunch of mushrooms? “Two hundred cycles ago the deal was made. This land, our land to be shared. For a price. The blood price must be paid. A life for each season that passes, and we would share our sacred forest with the man and his kin. The most fertile land for his food to grow. Waters that grant a long life,” the chipmunk squeaked. The moonlight lit the orbs that watched him above its chubby cheeks. “I don’t understand,” Adam said and charged the entrance to the tent. The chipmunks scattered out of his way. He turned towards the tent and started to tear up as he glimpsed Felicia through the tent flap. The Tamias formed a circle around him, keeping out of kicking distance. “Human. You are the blood price. You and your friends must be given to the Tamias. The price must be paid!” the spokesperson for the chipmunks squeaked angerly. “You’re not going to get me. JACOB!” he yelled trying to get his friend to wake up. Maybe together they could escape this nightmare. “You friend is with the Dux Tamias. He cannot hear you,” the bloody chipmunk said calmly. “You will meet him soon yourself. The time draws near. The price must be paid.” “You can’t have us!” Adam yelled and ran to his friend’s tent. He ripped open the tent flap and jumped back at the horrid scene he saw inside. There was a chipmunk the size of a St. Bernard in the tent digging into his friend’s flesh, blood was everywhere. The large rodent turned to face him, an entrail hanging from its mouth, the soft tissue stuck between its elongated rodent teeth. He heard the patter of the chipmunk’s feet as they approached behind him. He backed out of the entrance to the tent, retching from the smell. “Dux Tamias, he is the sacrifice,” the bloody faced one squeaked and saluted the large beast. “It is promised. The blood,” the largest said leaving the tent. There was a shine of intelligence in its black eyes. “The blood,” the bloody one said. The rest of the chipmunks crossed their arms in salute as well, then returned to all fours. “Oh, fuck this nonsense,” Adam said and punted the closest chipmunk across the campsite. He turned towards the big one. “You want some of this?” he said angerly. “You are the promised. Bring the bowl,” The Dux Tamias said in a deeper voice that still squeaked and the bloody faced chipmunk ran off with two others. Adam looked around for a weapon. He saw his hiking staff near his tent. He worked his way over to it, keeping his eyes on the Dux Tamias. “You going to pay for this,” Adam said picking up the hiking staff. He pulled off the rubber tip that covered the metal spike underneath. He brandished it like a sword, pointing the tip at the Dux Tamias. “The bowl, the blood,” rang squeaky chipmunk voices as one. The bloody faced chipmunk returned with the others dragging a stained wooden bowl. The Dux Tamias stepped closer to Adam, a sneer crossed its adorable chubby cheeked face. “Stay back. I’ll skewer you and all your little friends. Roast you over the campfire,” Adam said and swung the staff at the large chipmunk. “Just like picking up trash!” he said and stabbed down, impaling one of the chipmunks who let out a chilling death squeak. The rest of the chipmunks circled Adam and started to squeak in unison to their approach. A marching cadence of the chipmunk army’s approach. Adam swung and knocked a chipmunk over. He turned towards the large one that was getting a little too close for comfort. He felt the weight of a few of them climbing up his legs, and tried to swat them off. That’s when the big one jumped on his back, knocking him to the ground. He hit his head on something hard and got dizzy. The Dux Tamias stuck its face close to Adam’s. “In two hundred years we have not gone without the blood. We will not now. Know this human. Your blood will satiate a hunger in us that is almost impossible to control. It keeps your species safe. It’s a noble thing, you are doing,” it squeaked. “The Blood. The bowl,” bloody face chipmunk said and dragged the bowl closer. The chipmunks all climbed on his back. He body was growing weak. Did he hit his head that hard? “By now the enzymes in our saliva have worked into your bloodstream. I am sure you remember a few nibbles back in the forest, yes?” came the voice behind him. Panic began to set in. For the first time Adam was worried for his own safety. Numbness took over most of his body as they moved the bowl under his cheek. He felt the Dux Tamias bite into his neck, and then the warm trickle of his own blood run down into the bowl. He couldn’t turn his head to see, but he felt the chipmunks leave his back and heard them slurping from the bowl. The Dux Tamias moved its form in front of Adam. It was hard for him to concentrate. The corners of his vision began to turn dark. He tried to focus on the dog sized rodent in front of him. That was when he noticed all the chipmunks were lined up in front of him like a buck toothed firing squad. “The Blood. The Life,” they all squeaked from the hole between their adorable chubby cheeks. Their black eyes flashed red before they charged him. He was helpless to stop it, Needle teeth tore into his face. He might have screamed just before darkness took over and he succumbed to the chipmunks will. Support Weekly Spooky - Scary Stories to Keep You Up at Night by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/weekly-spooky Find out more at http://weeklyspooky.com
Intro: Welcome to the podcast Interior Integration for Catholics -- the podcast formerly known as Coronavirus Crisis: Carpe Diem! Interior Integration for Catholics brings to you each week the best psychological information essential for your human formation, knowledge that is so fundamental in shoring up the natural foundation for your Catholic spiritual life. In this podcast, we ask and answer the tough questions about the real problems we Catholics have in our day-to-day lives, our struggles in the natural realm, the psychological difficulties that keep us from fully loving our Lord and our Lady in a deep, personal, intimate way. In order to free you to love God the Father, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and Our Mother Mary, I help to you focus inward on your interior integration -- to help you bring together the different parts of yourself into unity and harmony with God's truth, goodness and beauty Together, we are looking for a deep transformation in our mindsets, our heartsets and our bodysets, a radical transformation at the core of our being so that our souls unite with God and we can rise to the challenges and opportunities He provides us. I'm clinical psychologist Peter Malinoski and I am here with you, to be your host and guide. This podcast is part of Souls and Hearts, our online outreach at soulsandhearts.com, which is all about shoring up our natural foundation for the Catholic spiritual life, all about overcoming psychological obstacles to being loved and to loving God and neighbor This is episode 51, released on January 18, 2021 This is the third episode in our series on sexuality. and it is titled: Top 10 Reasons Why Catholic Men Masturbate. And maybe some of you think you know why Catholic Men masturbate. But maybe, just maybe some of you are not satisfied with the simple, surface answers. Maybe some of you suspect that there are psychological reasons may be a lot deeper than the common explanations would suggest. I'm here to say that I think there is so much more going on with masturbation than what may be available in conscious awareness. I've been a psychologist since 2001 and in the last 20 years, I've had the opportunity to explore the reasons for masturbation in the lives of many, many Catholic men. Top ten reasons that Catholic men give for why they masturbate -- but wait, there's more Top ten deeper reasons why they really masturbate So if you are interested in getting a much more complete answers, answers that plumb the depths of our psyches stay tuned. Why not women? Fair question. I've seen far more Catholic men actively struggling with this than Catholic women -- and I'm going off my clinical experience. Masturbation is a great concern for some women. I just know less about it in the lives of women. Many of the points are likely to be equally valid for women as for men. Valuable for women to understand why Catholic men masturbate. Parents, be mindful of how much of this you may want your young children to hear. Definitions Important to define our terms and be clear about the concepts Confucius: The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper names APA Dictionary of Psychology: n. manipulation of one's own genital organs, typically the penis or clitoris, for purposes of sexual gratification. The act is usually accompanied by sexual fantasies or erotic literature, pictures, or videos. Masturbation may also include the use of mechanical devices (e.g., a vibrator) or self-stimulation of other organs, such as the anus or nipples. Objections: overdone sense of propriety -- Victorian age -- women not able to be examined Coded language, often poorly understood Often driven by a sense of shame -- a desire to hide. Victorian Age characterized by a lot of sexual acting out. Lots of it. "Self-abuse" Fear of talking about masturbation will increase the likelihood of masturbating. Depends on the context. In a clinical context, no. Rebuttal -- if we can put our experiences into language and share them verbally Much better able to engage our intellect Fr. John Hardon -- his 1981 book "The Catholic Catechism": in addressing masturbation P. 355: More than ever, the Church is becoming aware of the need for probing beneath the surface of not only what a person is doing by why he is doing it. Impulses and tendencies that well up from the subconscious (or unconscious) are seen as contributing to overt actions that reflect the behavioral pattern of the environment, even while they contradict the deepest values in which a person believes. Experiences no longer pre-verbal -- chaos of emotions, body sensations, images, sensory experiences, desires, impulses -- we need to be able to name them, or they remain shadowy, dark, ominous And our will -- we are less likely to act out on them less likely to sin Contradicts a commonly held notion - that if we ignore, suppress, repress, avoid a problem it will go away Sin thrives in the darkness Secular Psychology Views on Masturbation Joe Kort, Ph.D. 2020 Article in Psychology Today: Masturbation is Sexual Health. And yet here we are in 2020 and talking about masturbation is still taboo in most of society. And that's a shame, literally and figuratively, because masturbation is still widely considered shameful, and because for most people it's a healthy and normal activity. There is actually a term these days for those who prefer masturbation over other forms of sex: solosexual. World has radically different views from the Catholic Church on sexuality. Mine is a minority opinion -- you can write me off as fringey if you want. Catholic teaching on Masturbation CCC 2351 Lust is disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure. Sexual pleasure is morally disordered when sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes. 2352 By masturbation is to be understood the deliberate stimulation of the genital organs in order to derive sexual pleasure. "Both the Magisterium of the Church, in the course of a constant tradition, and the moral sense of the faithful have been in no doubt and have firmly maintained that masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action.""The deliberate use of the sexual faculty, for whatever reason, outside of marriage is essentially contrary to its purpose." For here sexual pleasure is sought outside of "the sexual relationship which is demanded by the moral order and in which the total meaning of mutual self-giving and human procreation in the context of true love is achieved."139 Is Masturbation a Mortal Sin? CCC 1857 For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met: "Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and which is also committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent."131 Grave matter -- Grave matter, full knowledge and deliberate consent 2352 Referring to masturbation CCC 2352 goes on…To form an equitable judgment about the subjects' moral responsibility and to guide pastoral action, one must take into account the affective immaturity, force of acquired habit, conditions of anxiety or other psychological or social factors that lessen, if not even reduce to a minimum, moral culpability. Spiritual directors and confessors Force of acquired habit, affective immaturity or other mitigating factors -- in some ways a much more significant structural problem -- lack of integration. It can be really hard to have the humility in accepting Church teaching on this one. Why is it a problem on a natural level Freud -- wrote of the "disease of masturbation" -- and even though he asserted that children were sexual beings, he documented his concerns about the effects of masturbation on adolescent sexual development. CS Lewis, 1956 letter to a close friend "For me the real evil of masturbation would be that it takes an appetite which, in lawful use, leads the individual out of himself to complete his own personality in that of another and turns it back; sends the man back into the prison of himself, there to keep a harem of brides. And this harem, once admitted, works against his ever getting out and really uniting with a real woman. For the harem is: always accessible, always subservient, calls for no sacrifices or adjustments, and can be endowed with erotic and psychological attractions which no real woman can rival. Among those shadowy brides he is: always adored, always the perfect love, no demand is made of his unselfishness, no mortification ever imposed on his vanity. In the end, they become merely the medium through which he increasingly adores himself." (Lewis 1956, p. 168) – Letter to a close friend Dead end -- not really a solution -- closed to procreation and closed to loving the spouse. Huge insult to the spouse. Shaming effect. Wife: I'm not good enough -- very activating, Most reasons given below, the spouse is not the cause. Still, great shame attaches. I'm not good enough. Self-absorption -- CS Lewis quote above. Contrast it with Woody Allen: ‘Don't knock masturbation,' Woody Allen famously quipped: ‘It's sex with someone I love.' How big of an issue is it? Stats Actions 1992 National Health and Social Life Survey 61% of Men masturbate 2010 Article in Journal of Sexual Medicine -- In last month 69% of 25-29 y.o. men, nearly 2/3 of men 18-49 > 80% of men 18-49 in last year TENGA 2018 Global Self-Pleasure Report -- 92% of American Men masturbate. Souls and Hearts informal surveys of Priests -- porn and masturbation. Sexual issues Understanding Why men Masturbate Start with compassionate attempts to understand. Know what we are dealing with. Shaming parts beating up the man Very sensitive to any additional shame. Reasons men give for why they masturbate - FOTW in my office, in my Catholic practice over the last 20 years. Lust, I just want pleasure I'm weak, I lack willpower. To de-stress, calm down, unwind, relax, To fall asleep -- burned out It's a habit, I do it out of habit Anger Boredom Wife/girlfriend is frigid, cold, sexually distant, withholding -man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. Preventing acting out with girlfriend Because I'm bad. The devil made me do it -- temptation Another common response. I don't know why -- I don't want to. Often scared, really uncomfortable with a feeling of loss of control Romans 7:15: I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Issues with these explanations Looking at the surface behaviors and only the immediate context of the masturbation Lack of awareness, lack of access to much of their internal psychological and emotional lives Not recognizing deeper needs, deep intentions. Masturbation as a symptom -- later in the causal chain. Also a problem in and of itself -- Fever of 107. Review of Parts -- IFS perspective Multiplicity and Unity of Self Really helpful for understanding why Catholic men do what they don't want to do. Discussion of Parts within each person are separate, identifiable and enduring constellations of thoughts, emotions, attitudes, impulses, desires, abilities, interests, relational styles, body sensations, and worldviews that are not just transient emotional states, but rather constitute discrete “parts,” subpersonalities or distinct modes of operating within the person's larger internal system. Like little persons within us, each with its own particular range of emotion, style of expression, abilities, desires views of the world. Modes of operating Subpersonalities Orchestra model Focus is on integration. Get forced into extreme roles -- attachment injuries and relational traumas Three roles Exiles -- most sensitive -- become injured or outraged by important other in the family or social world. Threatens the system, external relationships Exploited, rejected, abandoned in external relationships Want care and love, rescue, redemption shame. Need for redemption Managers Protective, strategic, controlling environment, keep things safe Obsessions. Compulsions, reclusiveness, passivity, numbing. Panic attacks, somatic complaints, depressive episodes, hypervigiliance. Firefighters Stifle, anesthetize, distract from feelings of exiles No concern for consequences Binge eating, drug/alcohol use, dissociation, sexual risk taking, cutting Parts can take over the person Like in Pixar Movie Inside Out -- anger taking over the control panel of the main character Riley We call it blending. Intentions of parts -- always good, but the means they choose can be very harmful, maladaptive. Look at sexual fantasies and the pornography that often goes with it Will have Dr. Gerry Crete on in Episode 53, in two weeks to discuss pornography Can be separated Conscious sexual fantasies -- often very difficult to talk about because of shame Unconscious sexual fantasies -- repressed with the part, but still active, still having an effect Looking at sexual history. Deeper reasons -- focusing on psychological here -- not the spiritual. Vice exists, sinfulness exists, lust exists. We are looking at the natural foundation. Loneliness: Yearning for intimate connection but with control -- CS Lewis quote Insecurity or a sense of a lack of safety -- fears of abandonment Difficulty with real relationships -- current or possible Self-soothing. Cry for help -- from parts exiled in the unconscious -- using a symptom that they know will attract attention. Single symptom presentation (see next episode) Anger at God -- retaliation. Regulating distance from God -- getting too close Fear of fusion Cycle -- self sabotage Fearing the next spiritual level -- the perceived demands. God image stuff. Perfect sin -- doesn't hurt anybody else Not true Anger at wife Revenge -- unconscious anger -- not meeting my needs for a mother or a God. Acting out Begging for help from the wife -- maladaptive way Controlling sex life -- if you don't have sex with me, I'll do this. May not be conscious Effects of sexual abuse Connection with abuser -- hanging on to relational connection Deep, existential lack of Safety -- self soothing. Testing reality, grounding I feel so dead inside. Primitive level Feeling something, anything Serves the same cutting -- bleeding proves that I am alive, even though I feel no life within me. Numbness. Hypoarousal. Temptation -- devils go after the most isolated, most lonely parts, carrying burdens. Follow the stories of: Richard: 48 years old, Grew up nominally Catholic, but in a troubled, broken home, parents divorced when he was 15, lots of conflict in the home growing up, parents dissatisfied, because his mother had an affair and it shattered his father when it was revealed. Masturbated since his teenage years, high school locker room, Playboy magazines going around in 1987 right around the time that he parents were battling each other in high conflict and he had to try to care for his younger siblings. Really wanted to be included, be one of the guys on the basketball team. The other players really reveled in Richard joining them In viewing porn and in their conversations about their sexual exploits, as Richard had been considered a stuck up snob. Tried to stop masturbating at various times in his life, furtive sensed it was wrong, knew enough about Church teaching. Fantasies of different women, women who were in their mid 30s. Brunette women with dark eyes, women with curves, a little heavier than the typical playboy centerfolds. Wanted to read the stories about their lives, what they needed, and fantasize about how he could meet their needs and then they would be devoted to him and highly committed. Dated a lot of girls, most of them brunettes with dark eyes, lots of sexual relationships Then married Linda, a very pretty woman with a lot of dependency issues who was crazy about him. Sex before marriage was really sensual. After marriage, not so much. Richard felt burdened by his wife's dependency and passive resentment. Married 22 years, four kids, regular Mass-goer, wanted to raise his kids right. Continued with porn and masturbation, always when he was alone with deep, often unacknowledged feelings of shame and inadequacy and fears of being abandoned again. Deeper causes Fears of abandonment, insecurity rising up again -- unresolved from mom's erratic behavior Exiled part -- needing a mom, lonely, needy -- rises up In the past, gotten him into bad relationships -- terrible endings. Must avoid that Firefighter leaps in with porn -- keeps him from looking for an affair, attempt to distract from the loneliness, neediness, pain, weakness. Hyperarousal, attempt to flee from the intensity of the exiled part's experience Manager -- internal critic condemns himself. Did it again. Loneliness Anger at wife Luis Seminarian Deep devotion to God Parents married, Dad distant, mom thinks he's a little autistic, not emotionally attuned Very close enmeshed relationship with Mom Part of the reason for going to seminary -- no other men, can be mom's one and only Experiences close relationships as fusion -- blending together. Wrap up Now that we have identified the issues around masturbation and its causes much more accurately and in greater detail, in the next episode, we'll get into how to overcome masturbation Follow the stories of Richard and Luis -- what happens with them. Welcoming the Interior Therapist Community to Souls and Hearts -- this community of 32 therapists working with me on their human formation and learning IFS principles. This had been in my private practice, Secure Foundations, but Dr. Gerry and I agreed that it would be great to bring it under the umbrella of Souls and Hearts. That community is currently closed to new therapists, but we will be reopening in just a few weeks -- all kinds of opportunities there, if you are a therapist, and we do a bonus podcast for them on clinical assessment around masturbation, how to approach understanding masturbation in your clients. If you're a Catholic clinician who is interested, get in touch with me on my cell at 317.567.9594 or my email at email@example.com February 19, 2021 -- 10 AM to 1:15 PM Eastern time. I have been invited to do a webinar for the Catholic Psychotherapy Association entitled "Why Do I Avoid God? An Internal Family Systems-Informed Approach to Parts' Negative God Images" Here we get into how different parts see God. Lots of experiential work. For information and registration go to catholicpsychotherapy.org/events We have the Resilient Catholic community. That community is about transformation, about preparing the way for love in our souls. It's about being together as Catholics on a journey, on a mission to really enter into an intimate personal relationship with Jesus Christ our brother, the Holy Spirit who is Love Himself and with our spiritual parents, God the Father and Mary our Mother. It's about sharing our experiences in that journey on that mission. Get on the waiting list soulsandhearts.com/rccd so you will get information before the general public does. Those on the waiting list -- thank you for your patience, hoping to reopen the community in April. Will do a bonus podcast -- community members -- experiential exercise, a Parts Roundtable about Masturbation -- Those bonus podcasts come out on Tuesday, one day later, so this one will release on January 19. Office hours for the RC community on Wednesday, January 27 from 9:15 to 10:15 AM Eastern time. Register on our app. Can start by sharing these podcast -- spotify, apple podcasts, google play, amazon. Share it on social media -- buttons are on our website at soulsandhearts.com/coronavirus-crisis -- get your word out there, with your personal recommendation -- how these episodes have helped you. Share them, let others know You can reach out to me at 317.567.9594 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Patronness and Patron.
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Intro: Welcome to the podcast Coronavirus Crisis: Carpe Diem!, where by God's grace, you and I rise up and embrace the possibilities and opportunities for spiritual and psychological growth in this time of crisis, all grounded in a Catholic worldview. We are going beyond mere resilience, to rising up to the challenges of this pandemic and becoming even healthier in the natural and the spiritual realms than we were before. I'm clinical psychologist Peter Malinoski and I am here with you, to be your host and guide. This podcast is part of Souls and Hearts, our online outreach at soulsandhearts.com, which is all about shoring up our natural foundation for the Catholic spiritual life, all about overcoming psychological obstacles to being loved and to loving. This is episode 44, released on November 30, 2020 Thank you for being here with me. and it is the eighth episode in our series on shame. and it is titled: Rape, Incest, Shame, and Silence: A True Story Reexamined, Part 3 We continuing to deal with very heavy, very difficult material. We are continuing our deep exploration of the internal worlds of Crown Prince Amnon and Princess Tamar as recounted in 2 Samuel 13. We opened that up in Episode 40, with Part 1 We continued the story in Episode 43, last week with Part 2 Now in Part 3, we are continuing to learn what we learned about shame in the conceptual information about shame from Episodes 37, 38, 39. We're going to focus on listening as we were learning about in Episodes 42 and that we continued practicing in episode 43 -- important to listen to episodes 40 and 43 before this one. Cautions (summarize below) There is an incestuous rape of a teenager in this story. I am not going into unnecessary graphic aspects about the rape itself there isn't a need to get into the all the specific details of it However, I am bringing out the emotional, relational and psychological impact of the traumas here, and not just the rape, but the betrayals and the failures to protect, and the injustice of it all and all the aftermath Those aspects -- betrayal, abandonment, the implications, the meaning of those contextual factors can be and often are worse than the actual physical violations. And Tamar tells us that in the scripture. Those realities can be very difficult to take, it's understandable why people want to avoid discussing them. We need to be real about these things. People who are traumatized, people who are burdened with shame, who are confused, who are lost -- they need resources. These kinds of awful violations happen. A lot. We need to talk about them. In this podcast I go into them. There is no neat and tidy way to talk about incest and sexual violence and its aftermath, especially the experience of shame. No whitewash, no clichés, no pious pablum. And we need to be able to put these thing into a Catholic context, see them from a Catholic viewpoint. Warnings --Summarize below. let's be prudent here in listening to the story -- not an episode for little kids to necessarily be listening to. As important as it is to deal with these topics Be thoughtful about where you are in your life journey, where you are in your healing -- this story may strike close to home for many of you You don't have to listen to the story or my analysis of it -- listen only if it is good for you -- even for people who are really psychologically well integrated, this is painful stuff. Unresolved sexual trauma -- this may be a great time, it may be a terrible time listen to it. Unresolved incest Unresolved betrayal Unresolved abandonment, especially by parents or church or civic leaders Sibling issues. Window of tolerance the zone of nervous system arousal in which you are able to function most effectively. When you are within this zone, you can readily take in information, process that information, and integrate that information more readily. You can listen. People in the window of tolerance are feeling emotions at moderate levels, not overwhelmed with emotion (hyperarousal) and not numbing their feelings out (hypoarousal). Review of levels of listening -- check out episode 42. Brief review. Summarize below Listening to trauma may be easier with a written narrative than in person with the people immediately present Listening to -- Level 1 listening -- Listening with your mind, taking in information Often called active listening Listen carefully to what is happening in the story Grasping the content, the facts Requires attention, concentration, taking in what the person is saying. Focus externally on the characters, not internally on what is going on with your parts. Not distracted by own self-focus Listening for -- Level 2 listening -- Rarer. This is speculative, we hold it lightly Listening to fill in the gaps in each character's big picture What is beyond and behind the words? Listening for the deeper layers of meaning in order to perceive what has not been said outright. understanding the experiential context for each of the characters Listening to what the character does not say or do -- omissions. What are we listening for when we are listening for? The person's experience -- to grasp the person's experience -- all the inner stuff. Emotions Intentions Thoughts Desires Attitudes toward the world Impulses Vision of the world Working models of the world, assumptions. Values Purpose in life I listen for identity and for shame. Engage the Faculty of imagination to help us fill in the gaps Taking in what the person means (in contrast to what the person says in Level 1) What we are not doing: Not evaluating the merits of that perspective, not getting caught up in judging that perspective Not looking to right wrongs, not looking for justice, not asking deep existential questions about how could that terrible thing have happened to the person, not formulating advice, not looking to impress. Setting all that aside. To be with the characters in their stories, their narrative. Understanding them first. Taking that character's perspective in. Seeing the world through the other person's eyes. No matter how inaccurate or distorted that perception of the world may seem to be to us. Listening with -- Level 3 listening -- Very rare -- characteristic of great therapists Listening with your whole self. Listening with your heart and to your heart Window of tolerance. Listening to your intuition -- listening to your own parts -- what they are telling you. Emotions -- Fear, sadness, anger, disgust, happiness, etc. Impulses Intentions Thoughts that spontaneously arise Images Memories that pop up Body sensations Songs -- Internal Jukebox Sayings Gut sense All your inner experiences Remember, this is your stuff. This is your experience. Interpersonal field. Which parts of me are resonating with your parts. Listening for the shifts in messaging along with the shifts in relating. What does the person need Self as instrument -- tuning the instrument in to a frequency understand the other Curiosity -- why am I reacting this way. Compassionate connection Read-through of Scripture 2 Samuel 13 1-22 -- last two episodes. Breakdown of the Story And Amnon said, “Send out every one from me.” So every one went out from him. 10 Then Amnon said to Tamar, “Bring the food into the chamber, that I may eat from your hand.” And Tamar took the cakes she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother. Amnon sends everyone out. Authority of the Crown prince Tremendous power imbalance. The only one who could challenge the crown prince was David, the king. And David ordered Tamar to be there. If the servants don't leave they lose their positions at best, and could be executed. From a purely human perspective, the are in a catch-22 -- there is no good option. Nuremburg mentality -- Just obeying orders. If one witness had acted, if just one had sounded the alarm, or intervened, created a scene, how different this could have been. But you would have to risk the enmity of the crown prince and with that death. Theodore McCarrick report -- came out on November 10. I couldn't read it. How many people could have spoken up but didn't. Some tried anonymously. So much human respect. All seemed afraid of the power of McCarrick. History repeating himself. Bringing the food into the chamber -- bedroom. The trap is closing. Emphasis on "her brother." Theme from Jaws running through my mind. 11 But when she brought them near him to eat, he took hold of her, and said to her, “Come, lie with me, my sister.” 12 She answered him, “No, my brother, do not force me; for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this wanton folly. 13 As for me, where could I carry my shame? And as for you, you would be as one of the wanton fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray you, speak to the king; for he will not withhold me from you.” 14 But he would not listen to her; and being stronger than she, he forced her, and lay with her. He took hold of her. Making sure of his prey. She can't flee now. Flight would be Tamar's first instinct. And Amnon knew it. Impossible to call for help because Amnon had sent the servants away. No one to take her part. Come lie with me, my sister Invitation to consensual sex -- this sounds like it was very erotic for Amnon. Part of his elaborated fantasy that would fill him up, make him whole. She might give up her virginity for him, because she desires him, too. Tamar may have the same sexual and romantic fantasy about him -- very arousing in a very disordered way. May go on and on -- secret trysts Tamar keeps her cool. Really amazing to me. May have had special graces. This is not a typical response. It is far more adaptive that would be possible for most people in this situation. Her sympathetic nervous system has got to be ramping up into a fight or flight response, but she is still in her window of tolerance. She does not shut down She is thinking quicky and clearly, she can form arguments But I have to believe she is nearing the top end of her window of tolerance. No my brother, do not force me. Implication -- I will not do this. I am not volunteering. If sex happens it will be because you raped me. First rejection. Tamar could have consented, and afterward pretended that nothing happened. Who would know? The way the story is written made it so very clear that Tamar never considered violating her integrity and that she was a wholly blameless victim. For such a thing is not done in Israel -- do not do this wanton folly. Second rejection. Major violation of social norms Major violation of Deuteronomic law Deuteronomy 27:22 forbids a man from sleeping with his sister. Leviticus 18: 9, 11 The nakedness of your sister, your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, born in the household or outside -- you shall not lay bare her nakedness. The nakedness of the daughter of your father's wife, born in your father's household--she is your sister; you shall not lay bare her nakedness. Leviticus 20:17 And a man who takes his sister, his father's daughter or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is vileness and they shall be cut off before the eyes of their kinfolk. His sister's nakedness he has laid bare. He shall bear his punishment. Robert Alter Punishment was to be cut off from Israelite community, outcast, exiled. Consequences As for me, how could I carry my shame Third rejection Tremendous blow to her identity. Virgin princess --> nobody, a social outcast, a pariah. Unmarried and unmarriageable. No one wanted to marry a non-virgin unless she was a widow or possibly divorced. And as for you, you would be as one of the wanton fools in Israel Fourth Rejection. Appeals to his identity. It is true. She senses that the four rejections are not working. Appeals to what is good, true and beautiful are having no impact. Appeals to social and religious norms do not phase Amnon Appeals to how she would be shame do not matter to Amnon Even pointing out how he will shame himself no longer penetrate into Amnon's awareness. This is a quadruple rejection for Amnon -- a quadruple refusal. Emphasized and reemphasized. Destroys his fantasy of consensual sex and all that his imagination had elaborated about it. Amnon's conscience is also burning now in the presence of Tamar's principled resistance The contrast is so strong between her virtue and his vice Amnon's part that carries shame is likely rising and about to take over Does he listen to that shame as a signal -- no, Amnon does not Can shame serve its inhibitory effect -- no -- Amnon will not allow it. What happens instead? Amnon's parts that carry anger and hatred rise faster like firefighters to take out the pain of the shame. to drown out his awareness of the shame and to justify the impending rape as a consequence for Tamar wounding his pride. Catholic psychiatrist Conrad Baars -- Emotional substitution -- one emotion rises up to squelch another. So Tamar is taking this all in. And she shifts her approach to one that hold out a possibility of legitimate sexual union. Now therefore, I pray you, speak to the king; for he will not withhold me from you. King, not our father. Civil authority, arbiter of marriages. Some believe she was trying to escape from his hands by any means in her power she did not necessarily mean that a dispensation for marriage was possible Unlikely such a request would have been granted. Possible she was saying anything to play for time I think it's likely that Tamar believed a marriage was possible. May not have been aware of the Levitical prohibitions in Leviticus 18 and 20. She would be much more familiar with Deuteronomy. She may have seriously believed that given the nature of the situation that David might agree to a dispensation. Either way, she was desperate. But he would not listen to her; and being stronger than she, he forced her, and lay with her. He would not listen to her -- would not see her as she was. She made it as difficult as possible for him to do what he did But he did it anyway. I don't know what to say. This happened. Listen to your parts now, notice what is going on inside you, how you are reacting. 15 Then Amnon hated her with very great hatred; so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And Amnon said to her, “Arise, be gone.” 16 But she said to him, “No, my brother; for this wrong in sending me away is greater than the other which you did to me.”[b] But he would not listen to her. 17 He called the young man who served him and said, “Put this woman out of my presence, and bolt the door after her.” Post-rejection. Amnon shifts -- huge shift emotionally and in terms of his desires. He must have her immediately --> He must be rid of her, immediately My read: Part of the intense attraction for Amnon was in how the sexual union was forbidden, but he was going to have it anyway. She rejected him. She is now going to pay the price. He is just going to take what he wants. He goes on a power trip, no longer relational in any sense, not even a distorted, warped sense like before. Breaking sexual taboos. I can do this. The rules no longer apply to me. I am above the law. Amnon -- emphasizes the sibling relationship with Tamar -- as though that were important. Act of rebellion -- of independence, of autonomy. I make the rules for me and for others now. Crown prince. Might have been growing up with this idea. I don't need a relationship. I can just take what I need by exploiting others. Way of establishing power and dominance over David -- having sex not with his concubines or wives, but with his daughter. Amnon hated her with a very great hatred Amnon's original warped fantasies of a secret ongoing mutual sexual relationship with Tamar are totally destroyed Amnon did not get what he hoped for -- so unrealistic Thinking with his hormones vs. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and rely not on your own insights. Yeah. Especially when they are so driven by testosterone. Sexual arousal is now gone. He had wanted her, she never wanted him sexually. Hatred covering his shame. Heaping coals down on his head. Parts -- Hatred is a firefighter part that rises up to protect his system from being overwhelmed by the intensity of his shame and self-loathing. I think Princess Tamar's words stayed with him. Remember what she called his intentions to have sex with him? Wanton folly. Remember what Tamar said he would be if he carried out these evil designs? Wanton fool of Israel And Crown Prince Amnon burned in his shame of knowing those words to be true. But she said to him, “No, my brother; for this wrong in sending me away is greater than the other which you did to me.” Even after the rape, Tamar is still functioning. This is remarkable. She is still fighting, still lucid, still able to engage in an effective way. Not typical, especially given the tremendous implications for Tamar She is still fighting for dignity. She can feel his hatred. She is still appealing to him. Tamar is appealing for Amnon to marry her Scott S. Biblical Hermeneutics stack exchange 2016 discussion. Tamar aware of Deuteronomic law, but not levitical law. Marriage not possible due to Levitical law. Deuteronomy 22:28-29 If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed and seizes her and lies with her and they are found, then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her; he may not put her away all his days. Common law in Near Eastern cultures at the time. Last-ditch attempt to salvage her life. She is desperately trying to salvage her future, making a futile gambit to avoid lifelong shame The shame of being unmarried and unmarriageable made marrying her rapist seem preferable to being a pariah. She is trying also to salvage the situation morally as best as was possible for both of them. sending away would be a direct violation of Dt 22:28-29 -- He has to marry her. But he won't. That's not part of his plan. He wanted her as sexual object, not as a wife. Externalization of his experience Fantasy that his shame and anger are caused by Tamar So he rejects her, banishes her. But she won't go. She points out another wrong he is doing, a greater wrong Explain that. Position of hatred. But he would not listen to her. 17 He called the young man who served him and said, “Send this creature, pray, away from me and bolt the door behind her.” Dynamic equivalence strikes again in the RSVCE translation. . Not really "this woman" -- "this one" -- Hebrew is Z'ot. as though she is not human. Robert Alter translates it as "this creature" emphasizing how dehumanizing her dismissal is. He would not listen. He would not engage, he would not see her She was an object to him. The object of his sexual/relational desire at first Then an object of hatred, contempt, disgust. Calls his servant to put her out. Symbolic. Banishment. Rejection. Bolting the door Servant put her out -- rejection, shaming. He basically has to throw Tamar out, like trash into the street. Irony here -- Bolting the door behind her mad it seem like Tamar had made a shameful proposal to Amnon -- and she is the one treated like a prostitute Power aspect here for Amnon. I am beyond the rules. The rules and laws don't apply to me. I am the favored crown prince. Now she was wearing a long robe with sleeves; for thus were the virgin daughters of the king clad of old.[c] So his servant put her out, and bolted the door after her. 19 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent the long robe which she wore; and she laid her hand on her head, and went away, crying aloud as she went. She is not going quietly. She is grieving multiple losses. She wants the world to know she is grieving. She will not hide. She will not make this easier for Amnon. She stays with the vulnerability. I will make you see me. I will not be invisible. Ashes on her head, ashes and tears on her robe, her ketoneth. And probably, in a cruel twist of irony, also her blood, blood from the violation of her virginity. Part of the shame. No longer pure. Laid her hand on her head -- symbol of God's hand heavy upon her. Crying aloud Perhaps she hoped that her public protest and grief would force Amnon to marry her in observation of the Deuteronomic Law. Perhaps Tamar hoped that her public mourning would force David's hand to take up and judge her claim against Amnon and that Amnon would get what he deserved. 20 And her brother Ab′salom said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you? Now hold your peace, my sister; he is your brother; do not take this to heart.” So Tamar dwelt, a desolate woman, in her brother Ab′salom's house. 21 When King David heard of all these things, he was very angry. 22 But Ab′salom spoke to Amnon neither good nor bad; for Ab′salom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar. Absalom: Has Amnon your brother been with you? Not "our brother" -- your brother. My take Absalom knew what happened. He has sensed it. Maybe he saw the blood on Tamar's torn sleeve robe, her ketoneth. Your brother -- emphasizes the incestuous nature of the rape. Now hold your peace, my sister; he is your brother; do not take this to heart. Hard for me to imagine a less attuned statement in all of Scripture at this moment. What was Absalom thinking? Do not take this to heart? He wants her to stop crying and settle down. He is your brother -- he is the crown prince -- that makes it so much worse! And that is a reason for Tamar to hold her peace? Just keep it in the family? Hush, Hush Secret family culture That didn't work. The whole sordid story was eventually got written in the Bible, the most-read book in all of human history Absalom sees an opening here to take Amnon out. Absalom is next in line for the crown after Amnon, and the wheels are turning Absalom hated Amnon because he had forced his sister Tamar. Spoke neither good nor bad to Amnon. Did not confront him then, when it would have helped Tamar Doesn't want resolution by marriage -- doesn't want this to resolve, because that would thwart his plan for taking the crown. No, Absalom was playing the long game for power and dominance With cold vengeance and murder in his heart Feeling justified -- he now has a very objective reason for murdering his brother Carrying out the death sentence required by Leviticus 20 -- but more out of revenge than justice. Given their father, the king's inaction. When King David heard of all these things he was very angry. He was going to hear about it all. And he was very angry Doesn't say what he is angry about -- we don't know. David protects his favored, eldest son. David protected the abuser, the rapist, not his daughter the victim. No visible consequences for Amnon. He goes on as usual. Such indulgence -- no punishment -- and now either can't or won't stand up to Amnon. It would have been heroic for David to start now, to bring the hammer down, but he didn't And parts of Amnon know it. Playing Dad. One can almost feel the contempt. Consequence of his pattern of failing to discipline his sons -- this wasn't new. So Tamar dwelt, a desolate woman, in her brother Absalom's house. No longer able to dwell with the other virgin princesses A desolate woman Desolation -- complete emptiness. Sense of being destroyed, so damaged inside. Anguish. Misery. Numbness. Deadness inside. Devastation, ruin. Hypoarousal. Downregulated. Shutting down. Three major, heartbreaking, colossal failures by the three closest men in her life Brother Amnon who raped her and abandoned her Absalom who shushed her and minimized everything David her father and her king, who was passive and did nothing. Not just a question of him failing as a father He failed as king to bring justice to one of his subjects. Tamar numbs out. Loses will to live. Losses are immense, after her adrenaline wears off. No one heard her Safe place was no longer safe. Her voice was silenced -- by Absalom and her father, King David. Mindblowing. This was David. King David, slayer of Goliath, victorious in battle, beloved by God. Shame and humiliation She can never marry, she can never have children, she will carry the effects of the rape for the rest of her life. She is an outcast. David's silence means that others who want to help her are very limited. The king has spoken through his silence. So the king perpetuates the wrong. And she lost other things. Can she resort to the Psalms Can she sing Psalm 23 -- she would have heard it. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want Oh wait. David wrote that. Now some say that language of psalm 23 was in a late version of Hebrew that probably dated to The Second Temple period was basically the fifth century BC -- but many think it does go back to Tamar: What did I do wrong? Did I cause this? How come no one protected me, listend to me? Where is God? This is why I couldn't sleep that Thursday night God: I lavished graces upon her. That's the last we hear of Tamar. Let's take a break. Sit with this for a minute. Notice. Jot down a few things that you are experiencing. Wrapup Practice this listening -- as far as you can go. Share your experience of listening to this episode with another person. You might invite someone to trust to listen to these episodes with you. If that seems too much, read 2 Samuel 13 -- see what you can read between the lines. Write it down in a journal, put your experience into words. Where do you struggle with the listening Those points of struggle can help you identify where you need to work in your life Notice what got activated. The parts of the story that stirred you up can help you understand what you need to connect within yourself. 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In this episode, Andrew and Sammy talk about abstinence from sex before marriage, both the struggles and the merits. There are so many concepts and notions surrounding premarital sex. Most faiths believe that saving yourself for marriage is something very special. But we're all living in an oversexed world where people often get caught up in snares. The best part towards creating sexual integrity and offering your whole self to only one person is building yourself up to an incredible bachelorette. It is how you groom yourself as a single person in preparation for a relationship. Premarital sex brings a lot of complications that we are mostly unaware of. It damages us by disassociating us to the real act of love and service. Engaging in sex early on and outside the realm of marriage has makes us numb, bruised, and broken. We need to remember that our heart is our greatest asset. It is the source of our existence. And when we damage our ability to love, it bleeds into every subsequent aspect of our relationship. That is why the closer to a blank slate that we can have, the better. Proposed standard in every faith (3:09) Accommodating one's lowest self (5:24) Having an unblemished record in the past (9:43) Individuals that have different views towards sex in their relationship (11:47) Numbness and not caring for others (13:35) Porn adds dimensions of complication to your sexual understanding and experience (15:13) Real love (18:52) What premarital sex teaches us (22:01) Polyamorous Relationships (24:44) The heart is like a sticky note (29:39) Know what you deserve (34:13)
Peter Rubin (C0-founder of Racial Reconciliation Project) Transformational Coach) and Jennie Lobato (CEO of Drawchange and Artist) joins me to discuss "White Privilege." Peter shares his experience of what he calls "The Numbness in Our White Hearts." Jennie Lobato encourages adults to be less rigid in their thinking and become more imaginative. The theme song - “You Are Welcome Here” by John Stringer (used with permission) JohnStringerINC.com
HOUR 1Why I Call Magnesium a Miracle --Carolyn Dean MD ND I was asked to write The Magnesium Miracle for Random House in 1999 and it wasn’t long into my research before I realized my nightly Charlie horse leg cramps, heart palpitations, insomnia, and neck and back muscle spasms were due to magnesium deficiency. When I began to supplement with magnesium I noticed my symptoms started to subside. It was the beginning of my very own miracle. Magnesium is necessary for the activation and proper function of 1,000 enzyme systems in the body. It catalyzes most of the chemical reactions in the body. It synthesizes protein; stabilizes RNA and DNA; transmits nerve signals; relaxes muscles – whereas calcium contracts muscles. Six of the 8 steps to make energy (ATP) in the mitochondrial Krebs Cycle require magnesium yet it’s often dismissed as just a laxative. It’s also dismissed because there is no readily available lab test to find out how much magnesium is in your cells. Mitochondrial dysfunction is a hot topic with researchers drilling down into these digestive organelles that make ATP to find out why they aren’t working. I say, if you saturate your mitochondria with enough magnesium to do their job – the whole system revs up and begins working more efficiently. These impressive facts make magnesium the main building block for the body and the primary nutrient that your body requires. Magnesium paves the way for most biochemical functions in the body and works synergistically with most other minerals and vitamins. As a matter of fact, if you are able to saturate the body with enough magnesium, up to 65 different disease conditions may be eliminated, because they were created by magnesium deficiency in the first place. The versatility of magnesium never ceases to amaze me, in fact, it always pleasantly surprises me. This year as COVID-19 spread across the globe, our favorite research partner Dr. Taylor Wallace wrote: Several aspects of this infectious disease mimic metabolic events shown to occur during latent subclinical magnesium deficiency. Hypomagnesemia is a relatively common clinical occurrence that often goes unrecognized since magnesium levels are rarely monitored in the clinical setting. Magnesium is the second most abundant intracellular cation after potassium. It is involved in >600 enzymatic reactions in the body, including those contributing to the exaggerated immune and inflammatory responses exhibited by COVID-19 patients. As if that reason alone isn’t enough to celebrate the Miracle of Magnesium, here are some of the health conditions that have been proven through evidence-based science to be magnesium deficiency related. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE Dr. James DiNicolantonio’s abstract for “Subclinical Magnesium Deficiency: A Principal Driver of Cardiovascular Disease and A Public Health Crisis” describes the reasons we are in the midst of a magnesium deficiency public health crisis. He also mentions why magnesium deficiency goes undiagnosed and untreated. Because serum magnesium does not reflect intracellular magnesium, the latter making up more than 99% of total body magnesium, most cases of magnesium deficiency are undiagnosed. Furthermore, because of chronic diseases, medications, decreases in food crop magnesium contents, and the availability of refined and processed foods, the vast majority of people in modern societies are at risk for magnesium deficiency. Certain individuals will need to supplement with magnesium in order to prevent suboptimal magnesium deficiency, especially if trying to obtain an optimal magnesium status to prevent chronic disease. Subclinical magnesium deficiency increases the risk of numerous types of cardiovascular disease, costs nations around the world an incalculable amount of healthcare costs and suffering, and should be considered a public health crisis. That an easy, cost-effective strategy exists to prevent and treat subclinical magnesium deficiency should provide an urgent call to action. DIABETES Medicine recognizes magnesium deficiency as one of the signs of diabetes for the following reasons: Magnesium is necessary to make and secrete insulin.Magnesium facilitates carbohydrate metabolism;Magnesium allows insulin to transfer glucose into cells. Otherwise, glucose and insulin build up in the blood causing various types of tissue damage.Tyrosine kinase, an enzyme that allows glucose entry into the cell (along with insulin) is magnesium-dependent.Seven of the ten enzymes needed to metabolize glucose in the process called glycolysis are also magnesium-dependent.One of the major reasons the cells don’t respond to insulin is lack of magnesium. Studies do show that chronic insulin resistance in patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with a reduction of magnesium because magnesium is necessary to allow glucose to enter cells. Studies also confirm that when insulin is released from the pancreas, magnesium in the cell normally responds and opens the cell to allow entry of glucose, but in the case of magnesium deficiency combined with insulin resistance the normal mechanisms just don’t work. However, the higher the levels of magnesium in the body the greater the sensitivity of the cells to insulin and the possibility of reversing the problem. MIGRAINES By 2012, Dr. Alexander Mauskop had sufficient clinical success and had published enough about treating migraine with magnesium to title his paper “Why All Migraine Patients Should Be Treated with Magnesium.” Dr. Mauskop stated that “all migraine sufferers should receive a therapeutic trial of magnesium supplementation.” He explains, “A multitude of studies have proven the presence of magnesium deficiency in migraine patients.” OSTEOPOROSIS Magnesium is just as important as calcium to prevent and treat osteoporosis.Magnesium keeps calcium dissolved in the blood so it will not form kidney stones or precipitate in soft tissues of the body.Taking calcium for osteoporosis (without magnesium) can promote kidney stones.A 2014 meta-analysis confirmed the association between Serum Magnesium levels and postmenopausal osteoporosis. Seven studies involving 1,349 postmenopausal women were identified. Overall, postmenopausal osteoporotic women had lower serum levels of magnesium than the healthy controls. The same association was found for women below the age of 60 and above 60. The investigators concluded that low Serum Magnesium seems to be a risk factor for osteoporosis among the postmenopausal group. AGING The following is an excerpt from my book, The Magnesium Miracle (2017) It describes a study published in 2014 on Atherogenesis, Cardiovascular Disease, and Aging. The senior authors of the paper are world-renowned magnesium researchers Drs. Burton and Bella Altura who say: We believe in view of the current report, and other works recently published by our labs, prolonged magnesium deficiency should be categorized as another epigenetic mechanism. By epigenetic mechanism they mean that telomerase is not being affected by some factor inherit in our genes and chromosomes but by an outside “switch”. That outside switch is magnesium. Epigenetics is the study of cellular or genetic variations that result from external or environmental factors that switch genes on and off and affect how cells express genes. It’s great news that magnesium has the ability to positively effect genes, and keep our telomeres where they belong at the end of chromosomes. In The Magnesium Miracle book, I provide direct quotes from the Alturas’ paper because I want readers to understand the incredible value of magnesium in all tissues, in all cells, in all our mitochondria, and in our RNA and DNA. Also I note that the Alturas mention several times that magnesium should be measured properly with Ionized Magnesium technology. Aging and Magnesium Deficiency Aging is now agreed to be critical in the etiology of metabolic decline in most subjects as they close-in on their 65th birthday. Many subjects at 65 years of age show signs of metabolic decline, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, and often type 2 diabetes, which eventually contribute to congestive heart failure by their 75th-85th year. It is, thus, of considerable interest here to remind the reader that all of these attributes have been associated, both experimentally and clinically, with the presence of Mg-deficient states where they have been looked for and measured properly. The aging process is also associated with an increase in the levels of proinflammatory cytokines in tissues and cells all present in Mg-deficient animals, tissues, and different cell types. STRESS I turn to The Magnesium Miracle again to describe the importance of magnesium in defeating stress. Magnesium supports our adrenal glands, which are overworked by stress leading to combined magnesium deficiency symptoms and adrenal exhaustion symptoms of anxiety, depression, muscle weakness, fatigue, eye twitches, insomnia, anorexia, apathy, apprehension, poor memory, confusion, anger, nervousness, and rapid pulse. How do we graduate from being a calm person in control of our nervous system to an anxious, fearful individual? I think it’s due to a gradual but chronic decrease in magnesium reserves. When the body is stressed – and it can be for a dozen different reasons, our magnesium reserves dump this crucial mineral into our blood stream and we immediately become one of those people blessed with the ability to cope. We are both calm and alert. Our friends and relatives think it’s just who we are but it’s really how much magnesium we have in reserve. If the stress continues and we don’t rest or replace our magnesium between episodes, our magnesium stores become depleted. Then, when you are faced with the next stressor, your stress hormones (adrenalin and cortisol) don’t activate your magnesium reserves with a calming effect. Instead, adrenalin revs up your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure, and tenses your muscles in a fight or flight reaction. One of the early studies on stress and magnesium identified the Type A personality as requiring magnesium. Henrotte JG, “Type A behavior and magnesium metabolism.” Magnesium, vol. 5, pp. 201–210, 1986.Prolonged psychological stress raises adrenaline, the stress hormone, which depletes magnesium.Cernak I et al., “Alterations in magnesium and oxidative status during chronic emotional stress.” Magnes Res, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 29–36, 2000.NEUROPATHY In The Magnesium Miracle I wrote that: Insufficient magnesium and the relative excess of calcium will cause sustained nerve excitation in any nerve cells in the body. Magnesium alleviates the following nerve disturbances that can occur: Burning pain, Muscle weakness, Numbness, Paralysis. Pins-and-needles, sensations, Seizures and convulsions, Skin sensitivity, Tingling, Twitching, Vertigo, Confusion I have seen reversal of these symptoms in my patients and my customers. In The Magnesium Miracle, I present a case history of neuritis. The following is a small sample of the available literature showing the interest in diabetes and a review of the importance of magnesium in treating migraine headaches. Zhang Q, et al. Low serum phosphate and magnesium levels are associated with peripheral neuropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2018 Dec;146:1-7.Razzaghi R. Magnesium Supplementation and the Effects on Wound Healing and Metabolic Status in Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcer: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2018 Feb;181(2):207-215.Mauskop A, Varughese J. Why All Migraine Patients Should Be Treated with Magnesium. J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2012 May;119(5):575-9.I tell people if you would like even more clinical evidence for the importance of magnesium in neurological disorders they should print up a copy of the free online book Magnesium in the Central Nervous System. The book has 24 chapters covering the normal brain; neurological disease; and psychiatric disease.A miracle can be considered an extraordinary event that brings very welcome consequences! Science is clear: we can improve the health outcomes for every individual who suffers from these conditions as a result of magnesium deficiency. My life’s work continues to culminate with and focus on educating the public and practitioners about the role of magnesium in the body and encourage those who have experienced their own magnesium miracle to join me in this effort! With that in mind, I invite you to join me, and my vibrant, vivacious audience for tonight’s weekly live radio show. We will be talking about The Magnesium Miracle along with a wide range of health topics and safe solutions. You will love hearing the beneficial interactions with callers and hosts alike including the body/mind connection, identifying the ‘conflict’ in the ‘conflict basis’ of disease and much more!! Video Version: https://youtu.be/jzgc0DgQrSECall in and Chat with Dr. Dean during Live Show with Video Stream: Call 646-558-8656 ID: 8836953587 press #. To Ask a Question press *9 to raise your hand Dr. Dean takes questions via email. Please write firstname.lastname@example.orgWe will be glad to respond to your emailLearn more about Dr. Carolyn here: https://drcarolyndeanlive.com
HOUR 2Why I Call Magnesium a Miracle --Carolyn Dean MD ND I was asked to write The Magnesium Miracle for Random House in 1999 and it wasn’t long into my research before I realized my nightly Charlie horse leg cramps, heart palpitations, insomnia, and neck and back muscle spasms were due to magnesium deficiency. When I began to supplement with magnesium I noticed my symptoms started to subside. It was the beginning of my very own miracle. Magnesium is necessary for the activation and proper function of 1,000 enzyme systems in the body. It catalyzes most of the chemical reactions in the body. It synthesizes protein; stabilizes RNA and DNA; transmits nerve signals; relaxes muscles – whereas calcium contracts muscles. Six of the 8 steps to make energy (ATP) in the mitochondrial Krebs Cycle require magnesium yet it’s often dismissed as just a laxative. It’s also dismissed because there is no readily available lab test to find out how much magnesium is in your cells. Mitochondrial dysfunction is a hot topic with researchers drilling down into these digestive organelles that make ATP to find out why they aren’t working. I say, if you saturate your mitochondria with enough magnesium to do their job – the whole system revs up and begins working more efficiently. These impressive facts make magnesium the main building block for the body and the primary nutrient that your body requires. Magnesium paves the way for most biochemical functions in the body and works synergistically with most other minerals and vitamins. As a matter of fact, if you are able to saturate the body with enough magnesium, up to 65 different disease conditions may be eliminated, because they were created by magnesium deficiency in the first place. The versatility of magnesium never ceases to amaze me, in fact, it always pleasantly surprises me. This year as COVID-19 spread across the globe, our favorite research partner Dr. Taylor Wallace wrote: Several aspects of this infectious disease mimic metabolic events shown to occur during latent subclinical magnesium deficiency. Hypomagnesemia is a relatively common clinical occurrence that often goes unrecognized since magnesium levels are rarely monitored in the clinical setting. Magnesium is the second most abundant intracellular cation after potassium. It is involved in >600 enzymatic reactions in the body, including those contributing to the exaggerated immune and inflammatory responses exhibited by COVID-19 patients. As if that reason alone isn’t enough to celebrate the Miracle of Magnesium, here are some of the health conditions that have been proven through evidence-based science to be magnesium deficiency related. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE Dr. James DiNicolantonio’s abstract for “Subclinical Magnesium Deficiency: A Principal Driver of Cardiovascular Disease and A Public Health Crisis” describes the reasons we are in the midst of a magnesium deficiency public health crisis. He also mentions why magnesium deficiency goes undiagnosed and untreated. Because serum magnesium does not reflect intracellular magnesium, the latter making up more than 99% of total body magnesium, most cases of magnesium deficiency are undiagnosed. Furthermore, because of chronic diseases, medications, decreases in food crop magnesium contents, and the availability of refined and processed foods, the vast majority of people in modern societies are at risk for magnesium deficiency. Certain individuals will need to supplement with magnesium in order to prevent suboptimal magnesium deficiency, especially if trying to obtain an optimal magnesium status to prevent chronic disease. Subclinical magnesium deficiency increases the risk of numerous types of cardiovascular disease, costs nations around the world an incalculable amount of healthcare costs and suffering, and should be considered a public health crisis. That an easy, cost-effective strategy exists to prevent and treat subclinical magnesium deficiency should provide an urgent call to action. DIABETES Medicine recognizes magnesium deficiency as one of the signs of diabetes for the following reasons: Magnesium is necessary to make and secrete insulin.Magnesium facilitates carbohydrate metabolism;Magnesium allows insulin to transfer glucose into cells. Otherwise, glucose and insulin build up in the blood causing various types of tissue damage.Tyrosine kinase, an enzyme that allows glucose entry into the cell (along with insulin) is magnesium-dependent.Seven of the ten enzymes needed to metabolize glucose in the process called glycolysis are also magnesium-dependent.One of the major reasons the cells don’t respond to insulin is lack of magnesium. Studies do show that chronic insulin resistance in patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with a reduction of magnesium because magnesium is necessary to allow glucose to enter cells. Studies also confirm that when insulin is released from the pancreas, magnesium in the cell normally responds and opens the cell to allow entry of glucose, but in the case of magnesium deficiency combined with insulin resistance the normal mechanisms just don’t work. However, the higher the levels of magnesium in the body the greater the sensitivity of the cells to insulin and the possibility of reversing the problem. MIGRAINES By 2012, Dr. Alexander Mauskop had sufficient clinical success and had published enough about treating migraine with magnesium to title his paper “Why All Migraine Patients Should Be Treated with Magnesium.” Dr. Mauskop stated that “all migraine sufferers should receive a therapeutic trial of magnesium supplementation.” He explains, “A multitude of studies have proven the presence of magnesium deficiency in migraine patients.” OSTEOPOROSIS Magnesium is just as important as calcium to prevent and treat osteoporosis.Magnesium keeps calcium dissolved in the blood so it will not form kidney stones or precipitate in soft tissues of the body.Taking calcium for osteoporosis (without magnesium) can promote kidney stones.A 2014 meta-analysis confirmed the association between Serum Magnesium levels and postmenopausal osteoporosis. Seven studies involving 1,349 postmenopausal women were identified. Overall, postmenopausal osteoporotic women had lower serum levels of magnesium than the healthy controls. The same association was found for women below the age of 60 and above 60. The investigators concluded that low Serum Magnesium seems to be a risk factor for osteoporosis among the postmenopausal group. AGING The following is an excerpt from my book, The Magnesium Miracle (2017) It describes a study published in 2014 on Atherogenesis, Cardiovascular Disease, and Aging. The senior authors of the paper are world-renowned magnesium researchers Drs. Burton and Bella Altura who say: We believe in view of the current report, and other works recently published by our labs, prolonged magnesium deficiency should be categorized as another epigenetic mechanism. By epigenetic mechanism they mean that telomerase is not being affected by some factor inherit in our genes and chromosomes but by an outside “switch”. That outside switch is magnesium. Epigenetics is the study of cellular or genetic variations that result from external or environmental factors that switch genes on and off and affect how cells express genes. It’s great news that magnesium has the ability to positively effect genes, and keep our telomeres where they belong at the end of chromosomes. In The Magnesium Miracle book, I provide direct quotes from the Alturas’ paper because I want readers to understand the incredible value of magnesium in all tissues, in all cells, in all our mitochondria, and in our RNA and DNA. Also I note that the Alturas mention several times that magnesium should be measured properly with Ionized Magnesium technology. Aging and Magnesium Deficiency Aging is now agreed to be critical in the etiology of metabolic decline in most subjects as they close-in on their 65th birthday. Many subjects at 65 years of age show signs of metabolic decline, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, and often type 2 diabetes, which eventually contribute to congestive heart failure by their 75th-85th year. It is, thus, of considerable interest here to remind the reader that all of these attributes have been associated, both experimentally and clinically, with the presence of Mg-deficient states where they have been looked for and measured properly. The aging process is also associated with an increase in the levels of proinflammatory cytokines in tissues and cells all present in Mg-deficient animals, tissues, and different cell types. STRESS I turn to The Magnesium Miracle again to describe the importance of magnesium in defeating stress. Magnesium supports our adrenal glands, which are overworked by stress leading to combined magnesium deficiency symptoms and adrenal exhaustion symptoms of anxiety, depression, muscle weakness, fatigue, eye twitches, insomnia, anorexia, apathy, apprehension, poor memory, confusion, anger, nervousness, and rapid pulse. How do we graduate from being a calm person in control of our nervous system to an anxious, fearful individual? I think it’s due to a gradual but chronic decrease in magnesium reserves. When the body is stressed – and it can be for a dozen different reasons, our magnesium reserves dump this crucial mineral into our blood stream and we immediately become one of those people blessed with the ability to cope. We are both calm and alert. Our friends and relatives think it’s just who we are but it’s really how much magnesium we have in reserve. If the stress continues and we don’t rest or replace our magnesium between episodes, our magnesium stores become depleted. Then, when you are faced with the next stressor, your stress hormones (adrenalin and cortisol) don’t activate your magnesium reserves with a calming effect. Instead, adrenalin revs up your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure, and tenses your muscles in a fight or flight reaction. One of the early studies on stress and magnesium identified the Type A personality as requiring magnesium. Henrotte JG, “Type A behavior and magnesium metabolism.” Magnesium, vol. 5, pp. 201–210, 1986.Prolonged psychological stress raises adrenaline, the stress hormone, which depletes magnesium.Cernak I et al., “Alterations in magnesium and oxidative status during chronic emotional stress.” Magnes Res, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 29–36, 2000.NEUROPATHY In The Magnesium Miracle I wrote that: Insufficient magnesium and the relative excess of calcium will cause sustained nerve excitation in any nerve cells in the body. Magnesium alleviates the following nerve disturbances that can occur: Burning pain, Muscle weakness, Numbness, Paralysis. Pins-and-needles, sensations, Seizures and convulsions, Skin sensitivity, Tingling, Twitching, Vertigo, Confusion I have seen reversal of these symptoms in my patients and my customers. In The Magnesium Miracle, I present a case history of neuritis. The following is a small sample of the available literature showing the interest in diabetes and a review of the importance of magnesium in treating migraine headaches. Zhang Q, et al. Low serum phosphate and magnesium levels are associated with peripheral neuropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2018 Dec;146:1-7.Razzaghi R. Magnesium Supplementation and the Effects on Wound Healing and Metabolic Status in Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcer: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2018 Feb;181(2):207-215.Mauskop A, Varughese J. Why All Migraine Patients Should Be Treated with Magnesium. J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2012 May;119(5):575-9.I tell people if you would like even more clinical evidence for the importance of magnesium in neurological disorders they should print up a copy of the free online book Magnesium in the Central Nervous System. The book has 24 chapters covering the normal brain; neurological disease; and psychiatric disease.A miracle can be considered an extraordinary event that brings very welcome consequences! Science is clear: we can improve the health outcomes for every individual who suffers from these conditions as a result of magnesium deficiency. My life’s work continues to culminate with and focus on educating the public and practitioners about the role of magnesium in the body and encourage those who have experienced their own magnesium miracle to join me in this effort! With that in mind, I invite you to join me, and my vibrant, vivacious audience for tonight’s weekly live radio show. 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Talk to a Dr. Berg Keto Consultant today and get the help you need on your journey (free consultation). Call 1-540-299-1557 with your questions about Keto, Intermittent Fasting, or the use of Dr. Berg products. Consultants are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 10 pm EST. Saturday & Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm EST. USA Only. Get Dr. Berg's Veggie Solution today! • Flavored (Sweetened) - http://bit.ly/3nHbNTs • Plain (Unflavored) - http://bit.ly/3as0x9U Take Dr. Berg's Free Keto Mini-Course! In this podcast, I'll talk about two causes of tingling and numbness in your hands and feet. The first one is a vitamin B1 deficiency. This usually occurs because of consuming a lot of refined carbohydrates and sugars. If you're pre-diabetic or diabetic, you're likely to have a B1 deficiency. In this case, you want to consume the type of B1 called benfotiamine that's fat-soluble instead of water-soluble, so the B1 will penetrate the fat layer around the nervous system, called the myelin. If you have severe symptoms, take four benfotiamine doses spread out over the day. If you have mild symptoms, take one per day. The second cause of numbness and tingling could be a calcium deficiency. You want to take calcium aspartate anhydrous because about 98 percent of it absorbs into your body. It goes in like a rocket ship and really helps you. How do you know if you have a B1 deficiency or a calcium deficiency? Here are the symptoms of a B1 deficiency: you'll feel nervous, have poor memory, experience racing thoughts, elevated heart rate, restless legs, and nightmares. The symptoms of a calcium deficiency are leg cramps, weak nails, fatigue, spasm in your larynx, lowered mood, osteoporosis, twitches, and black and blue spots. Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio: Dr. Berg, 51 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional & natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government & the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning. Dr. Berg's Website: http://bit.ly/37AV0fk Dr. Berg's Recipe Ideas: http://bit.ly/37FF6QR Dr. Berg's Reviews: http://bit.ly/3hkIvbb Dr. Berg's Shop: http://bit.ly/3mJcLxg Dr. Berg's Bio: http://bit.ly/3as2cfE Dr. Berg's Health Coach Training: http://bit.ly/3as2p2q Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drericberg Messenger: https://www.messenger.com/t/drericberg Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrBergDC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drericberg/ YouTube: http://bit.ly/37DXt8C
I mean, OF COURSE, we’re going to talk about the fire, Orange County is Burning! We will be joined by Joe Kerr of the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association Web - https://patch.com/california/lagunabeach/smell-smoke-laguna-beach-santiago-fire-burns-through-ocWeb - https://www.iqair.com/us/usa/california/irvineWeb - https://ktla.com/news/local-news/hundreds-of-firefighters-continue-to-battle-7200-acre-silverado-fire-near-irvine/Web - https://gvwire.com/2020/10/26/60000-in-orange-county-ordered-to-evacuate-after-blaze-grows/ Guest - Joe KerrJoe Kerr is a second-generation professional firefighter who served as a Fire Captain with the Orange County Fire Authority and Orange County Fire Department for over 25 years. He was the first President of the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, the former Vice President of the California Professional Firefighters, and a former Vice President of the Orange County Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO). Joe was awarded Fireman of the Year by the Cypress Fire Department in 1979, Overachiever of the Year by the Orange County Firemen’s Association in 1984, and Fire Captain of the Year by the Orange County Fire Department in 1986. In 1981, he was given a Certificate of Merit from the Orange County Board of Supervisors for his role while responding to the Air California jetliner crash at John Wayne Airport. Joe was also presented with the Courage Under Fire Award in 1999 for rescuing and reviving a non-breathing occupant who was trapped in a residential structure fire. In 2012 after retiring, Joe received numerous awards and recognitions for helping save the life of a baby who was drowning and had stopped breathing in a swimming pool. Joe’s history of community service includes having served as an advisor to the Board of the Orange County Foundation for Oncology, Children and Families (OCF-OCF). Joe is a graduate of the Harvard Trade Union Program. Joe grew up in La Habra and Cypress. He and his wife, China, are the proud parents of a 16-year-old son. ADVERTISERS This Day in History - 29 Oct, 1929 - U.S.A. Stock Market CrashThe Stock Market Crash on Black Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange.Web - http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october29th.html National Day - World Stroke Day, on October 29th, seeks to emphasize the serious nature and high rates of stroke. The day is also observed to raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of strokes.Early Warning SignsKnowing the early warning signs of stroke saves lives. Early symptoms of a stroke usually happen suddenly. These symptoms include:•Numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body•Confusion or trouble talking•Trouble seeing•Dizziness or trouble walking•Severe headacheWeb - https://nationaldaycalendar.com/world-stroke-day-october-29/“Hypotheticals”EventsBrian - OC Parks Spooky Series: Shakespeare's MacbethWeb - https://www.facebook.com/events/982066038946403 Seth - Drive in Kaskade!Web - http://www.citynationalgroveofanaheim.com/events/detail/drive-in-oc-kaskade Links Orange County Professional Firefighters Association Web - https://www.ocfirefighters.org/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OCfirefighters/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ocfirefightersInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ocfirefighters/ Go Fund Me - https://www.gofundme.com/f/orange-county-ca-firefightersDrive Time OCWeb - https://sitchradio.com/our-shows/drive-time-oc/Twitter - https://twitter.com/DriveTimeOCInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/drivetimeoc/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@drivetimeocDownload the “Drive Time OC” AppAndroid - http://bit.ly/38ifo2JApple - https://apple.co/2RzEzIhSister Show The OC Politics ShowWeb - https://sitchradio.com/our-shows/the-oc-politics-show/Sponsors“OC Real-Estate with Daniel”Daniel Preszler - (714) 788-7525 Email - firstname.lastname@example.orgCalifornia Trial Attorneys – https://catrialattorneys.com/Foskaris Wellness - https://foskariswellness.com/Sitch Radio - https://sitchradio.com/If you would like to become a sponsor or advertiser Call Sitch Radio (714) 643-2500 X 1
Keyla Torres is 21 years old and studies interior design. She loves painting and watching movies with her family, and she’s passionate about mental health awareness and self-betterment. When overwhelming anxiety began to pop up for Keyla, she was especially concerned about the physical symptoms. One day, the 17-year-old felt intense worry and dread come over her, as well as nausea and lightheadedness. She didn’t feel in control of her mind and body. These were the first symptoms of a panic attack, something she would grapple with for months, until she learned she was struggling with panic disorder. Now more than 3 years later, she’s learning to manage the condition by understanding what may trigger her, and speaking up about her experience. Panic attacks can take away our ability to function in the moment. Basically, panic attacks are bouts of intense fear and anxiety combined with physical symptoms such as: -Choking sensations -Racing heart -Numbness and tingling -Tunnel vision -Tightness in the chest -Sweating -Nausea -Dizziness Panic disorder, which is a type of anxiety disorder, arises based on the fear of having more panic attacks. This can cause a person to withdraw and isolate, and even stop doing activities or going places where they fear they might have an attack. Essentially it is panic about the panic. This condition can be disabling, and it can also be managed. Overtime, a combination of medication and therapy can work. Learning about triggers and knowing when a panic attack is coming on can help to manage the condition. Panic attacks may happen infrequently for some, or just for a period of time in response to stressors. Or it may develop into panic disorder, and require more work to manage. Refer to mental health professional such as psychiatrists, psychologists or other mental health practitioners to tailor your care plan if you are experiencing this. DISCLAIMER: Keyla and I talk about our experiences with medication and what worked and didn’t work for us. We are not professionals and simply shared what our experiences with medications were like(because I believe that is an important discussion to have). If you need more information about medication, please refer to your psychiatrist or doctor. More about Panic Disorder from the National Institute of Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/panic-disorder-when-fear-overwhelms/index.shtml Follow Keyla Torres on Instagram: @keyla_fk7 Follow Take Care: Instagram: @takecare.pod Twitter: @takecare_pod Facebook: @TakeCarePodcast Want to be a guest? Email me: email@example.com
In today’s episode I explore the idea of feeling numb. What is life Like when we cannot feel or have lost touch with feelings. When we are forced to explore the deepest self what do we find? I hope today inspires thought beyond the distraction of every day life.
Look, there is A LOT going on right now. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, we are a month away from a presidential election, racial injustice is rampant - and then there is the day-to-day existence. It's A LOT. And it can be tempting to shut down and go numb. In this episode, I am talking about why that isn't the best idea and what to do instead. I also share the one thing you can do this week that will help you get out of autopilot and back to yourself.
Spine specialist, Dr. Shawn Nelson shares a story of a woman who had traumatic spine injuries that left her leg and the last four toes of her foot numb for 10 years. He describes how he was able to help this patient return to a higher quality of life. Dr. Shawn Nelson My journey to becoming a Chiropractor began as a patient in my early teens. I was being treated for some debilitating migraine headaches that would take my vision from me. I began to get adjustments and these went away. Continued treatment then kept them away. When the time came to make some career choices in high school; I chose Chiropractor, FBI agent, and stuntman (The Fall Guy was my favorite TV show and the impetus for this choice). Due to my natural aptitude in science, my experiences with my own issues, and my overwhelming desire to be able to help in any situation I could; I made my choice. I was educated my entire life inside the State of Iowa. First attending and graduating from Waldorf College with an AA in pre-med. I continued on at the University of Northern Iowa and then the Palmer College of Undergraduate Studies earning my BS in General Science. I finished my education graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa March of 2002. I have practiced in Michigan continuously since moving here in April of 2002. My wife and I have 2 boys and a girl which keeps us very active. We have been living in nearby Grosse Pointe Woods for 8 years and stay very active with the local schools and churches. My work ethic was shaped by growing up on our family farm outside my hometown of 500 people. My parents worked full time jobs and I played 5 sports in high school, so we farmed at night when everyone else had gone in for the night. If something broke we were up as long as we needed to be to get ready for the next night. I have always been around athletics. After high school I was a 2 sport athlete in college on scholarship for both football and wrestling. I continued to receive Chiropractic care through these years specifically after severely spraining my left knee at the end of my freshman years. Once those ended I changed my focus to rugby. I was on scholarship for it through my chiropractic college. My playing career ended in 2012. I played in 2 countries, countless states, and for 6 teams (including a cameo for the Navy). I have coached both the men and women of Detroit. For the last 7 years I have stayed active with refereeing. I have been taking care of athletes nearly 20 years starting in our rehab department in college, treating the whole rugby team in college for a year, and then being the on field trainer and chiropractor for all of the teams I played on and coached for 17 years here in Detroit. Resources Dr. Nelson's website Dr. Nelson on Facebook https://provider.kareo.com/dr-shawn-nelson Knee Decompression Article Find a Back Doctor http://thebackdoctorspodcast.com/ The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical
Join me on the podcast this week to discover what’s going on for you internally when you feel threatened. I’m sharing how our body and brain react in these scenarios, how our defense mechanisms play into all of this, and how we can begin to heal from this constant onslaught of danger. Get full show notes and more information here: https://nicolesymcox.com/45
Another case with elbow issues! This case involves neural tension, pins/needles, and catastrophization. What is the best way to begin to work with someone who has multiple issues around fear of neural symptoms without neuro changes? Join us as we discuss dosing, position changes, problem solving and fear reduction in this interesting case. Check us out: Toughtotreat.com
What's happening when your arm or leg goes to sleep? What is the odds that ET exists elsewhere in the Universe? Is there a "right" way to sleep? What makes eyelids twitch? What is the D614G strain of Covid-19, and is it a threat? Why do children sleepwalk? Is space mining a realistic prospect? And why might a man's resting pulse rate be lower than a woman's? Dr Chris Smith joins Azania Mosaka to answer your questions on Talk Radio 702... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
What's happening when your arm or leg goes to sleep? What is the odds that ET exists elsewhere in the Universe? Is there a "right" way to sleep? What makes eyelids twitch? What is the D614G strain of Covid-19, and is it a threat? Why do children sleepwalk? Is space mining a realistic prospect? And why might a man's resting pulse rate be lower than a woman's? Dr Chris Smith joins Azania Mosaka to answer your questions on Talk Radio 702... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Lori Gottlieb (IG: @lorigottlieb_author) is a psychotherapist and author of the New York Times bestseller Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which is being turned into a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column and contributes regularly to The New York Times and many other publications. Lori’s recent TED Talk is one of the top 10 most watched of the year, and she is a sought-after expert in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Lori has a new iHeart Radio podcast, produced by Katie Couric, called Dear Therapists. In this episode, we discuss: How to land your kids in therapy Learning how to sit with your feelings Why Lori decided to write about the human condition How you see yourself clearly in other people’s stories The relationship that blindsided Lori Idiot compassion vs. wise compassion The vantage point of a therapist Lori’s unexplained medical symptoms brushed off as a psychological issue Why Lori was hiding her health issue from her loved ones Living with an undiagnosed autoimmune condition Don’t take life for granted Pay attention to the present moment Stop engaging in unproductive anxiety Numbness isn’t nothingness We should talk more to one another The meaning of true vulnerability Give people the opportunity to understand us Nobody gets through life without struggle Goodbye is not the end Show sponsors: BLUblox
In one of our most powerful episodes to date, Terry Ludwig takes us on her life journey, sharing her most intimate moments of fear, abuse, depression, relationships before waking up to ultimate fulfillment. Sit back for one of the most inspirational and empowering stories you have ever heard from a woman who has taken her life lessons to help others daily through miracles of love. “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. They’re performed by those who temporally have more, for those who temporarily have less.” Show Notes: - Terry’s early curiosity bug. - Early turmoil in Terry’s household. - Her father’s unexpected death. - The early domestication experience is the start of your story. - Her mother’s struggles with alcohol and other illness. - Declaring herself as an independent minor. - Starting early to support herself. - Terry’s love for sports and art; teachers/coaches in her corner. - Her fear and the need to plat it safe. - Attracting abusive relationships. - Relationships being her life’s greatest lesson. - Victim mentality. - The law of attraction. - The realization to re-center after her friend’s enablement. - A change in mindset from victim to survivor. - The power of forgiveness. - The power of gratitude. - Love until you hurt; it’s the most powerful force in the universe. - Terry’s life lessons in the form of love relationships. - Feeling “safe” in a new relationship. - Her design apprenticeship. - Terry’s marriage with her savior, and work at the athletic club. - Falling in love with her co-worker. - Soul searching. - Her separation and divorce; leaving her comfort zone. - Prince Charming, and Terry’s Cinderella Story. - The spiritual journey beginning with; A Search for the Truth by Ruth Montgomery. - Terry’s wake up call. - Terry’s pregnancies. - The tough decision to walk away from her second marriage. - Shaking of the tree. - From victim to survivor to warrior. - Terry quotes Kahlil Gilbran’s poem: “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself… You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow…” - Single mom; soul provider. - Entering a relationship out of need. - Losing hope; entering despair/ depression. - Terry’s “Dark night of the soul.” - Numbness with hitting bottom. - “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. They’re performed by those who temporally have more, for those who temporarily have less.” - Terry’s new found spark. - Self-love. - How the lessons of life kick in with experience; the trigger of happiness. - Terry connects the dots backwards as she rebuilt her life with gratitude. - When you stop “looking” externally that’s when magic takes place. - Inspiring others that lost hope. - Taking the focus off of “Me” and saying, “How can I be of service (to others).” - Showing up in a place of abundance; the universe responds. - New mindset. - Terry’s brother’s suicide. - Divorce number four. - Sharing love, and happiness. - “You always have an opportunity to choose love.” - Fear-based egos. - From lack to abundance. - Volunteering for “A Room to Heal,” and “Make a Wish.” - Terry finally meets her spiritual partner. - Mentors. - Life coaching. - Terry’s legacy.- Roger L. Brooks is the founder and host of American Real. If you're a knowledge expert, entrepreneur, or business executive, connect with Roger and Learn How to Write Your First Book in 90 Days! Let Roger evaluate if he can help you write your first book: https://iywebinars.com/ar- Get Roger's latest book, "The Power of Being Rich: 10 Essential Steps to Manifest What You Already Have" by clicking on this link: https://amzn.to/2TN0sFr - Do you need a hand sorting through some uncertainty? Are you craving some accountability in your life? If you answered yes, book a call on Roger's calendar to see if he can help: https://calendly.com/americanreal/20min - Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2zVQDLO - AMERICAN REAL Website: https://americanreal.tv iTunes: https://apple.co/2yPeU4A Facebook: https://facebook.com/americanrealtv/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/AmericanRealTV Twitter: https://twitter.com/rogerbrooks/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rogerlbrooks/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/AmericanReal
It makes perfect sense that we’re launching the Love, Sex + Magic Podcast with the incredible Layla Martin. As some of you know, I’m training within Layla’s Sex, Love and Relationships certification at The Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality, so I have first hand experience of how profoundly knowledgable she is on these subjects. You can think of this episode as a ‘Goddess Guide to Spiritual Sex’, as we discuss the interconnectivity of sex and spirituality, including how sex can be one of the paths to spiritual awakening. Sex is sacred - and in this episode we cover how and why we can use this practice to tap into a higher space of consciousness. We talk Tantra, and get down to the details of how we can apply this esoteric tradition to our modern lives. Layla speaks into her personal experience and journey, discussing healing from trauma and how that led her to live into her purpose and do what she does now. We dive deep into how we can unblock ourselves and stop holding back from fully embracing our sexuality. We explore the history of women and sex, our conditioning and collective shame, and what it truly means to be a woman in touch with her femininity. As well as this, we unpack self love, sex toys, high sex drive, low sex drive, porn and more… there’s really no stone left unturned in this introductory episode of the Love, Sex + Magic Podcast - and I can’t think of a better way to kick off this magical series! Time Stamps: 2:38 Layla’s journey - living her purpose and healing trauma 9:24 Unlocking our sexuality 12:10 Addressing collective shame around sex 16:13 Orgasm as a form of meditation 17:30 Tantra and its applicability to modern life 20:32 Neotantra - letting self love flow 22:42 Neotantra - sex as a path to spiritual awakening 25:17 What we’re taught about sex and the portrayal in porn 33:00 Women as goddesses - sex as innate power 34:36 Numbness - how to awaken your sexuality 39:32 Speaking into surrender 47:31 Talking toys 52:15 High sex drive and handling rejection 59:21 Layla’s VITA Woman membership programme 1:00:53 What Layla’s loving right now 1:03:47 What turns Layla on 1:05:12 When was the last time Layla experienced pure magic 1:06:58 Where to find Layla online Want behind-the-scenes audio and video footage? Then be sure to join my monthly membership for your soul, The Goddess Collective. Goddess Collective members unlock access to extra "after the cut" content from each and every interview I host. During this segment of the podcast (which is recorded only for Collective members, and hosted inside the Collective website), questions that are submitted by the Goddesses are answered by podcast guests. Click here to join, and access Layla’s (and every other guest’s) behind-the-scenes footage: https://bit.ly/3gf5hii Related links: Layla’s Website https://laylamartin.com/ Layla’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelaylamartin/ VITA Woman Membership Programme https://laylamartin.com/vita-coaching-method/ Virtual Pleasure School https://laylamartin.com/virtual-pleasure-school/
How do I know if I can trust my spouse again? This question represents one of the most profound dilemmas a betrayed spouse will struggle with as they journey towards healing after a significant betrayal. How do I know I’m not going to get hurt again? How do I know I’m not just being a fool to trust him or her? Trust is so easy to break and so hard to build: today we’d like to give you more insight into the dynamics at play in this important struggle. Before we talk about indicators of trustworthiness, we’re going to look at factors that are independent of trustworthiness, or a lack thereof, in your spouse, that affect your ability to trust them again. The Interference of Betrayal Trauma Betrayal often causes symptoms of trauma to appear. Symptoms of betrayal trauma include: Avoidance (possibly even as far as terminating your relationship with your spouse)Hypervigilance (fear response) which can involve scrutinizing all of your spouse’s behaviors, searching, researching, double-checking and interrogatingObsessive questioning, meaning that you continually grill your spouse, and may find it hard to stop Rage (fight response)Numbness (freeze response) Identifying these symptoms isn’t meant to pathologize any of them. It’s just good to be aware of the symptoms so that you can recognize it if you experience betrayal trauma. Sometimes you can spend a lot of emotional and mental space trying to figure out what happened. Gordon, Baucom and Snyder (2005) note "a primary disruption experienced by the injured partner is intrusive, persistent rumination about the event, which can become so overwhelming and uncontrollable that it interferes with both concentration and daily functioning" (p. 1394). If you’re experiencing symptoms of betrayal trauma, the process is entirely inside because of what the betraying spouse has done. The symptoms of betrayal trauma can protect you from reaching out to your spouse again, even if they’ve returned to a trustworthy place. We’re delicately saying that the symptoms of trauma can prevent you from trusting, even if you are in a situation where it would be safe to trust again. Part of the impact of trauma is how it affects trust. Gordon, Baucom, and Snyder (2005) go on to observe: "A major cognitive response associated with the discovery of an affair is the change in beliefs about the partner and relationship; one can no longer trust in his or her partner or feel safe within the relationship" (p. 1394). Trauma affects what you believe about your spouse. Here’s the point: they betrayed you. The betrayal causes trauma. In the ensuing fallout, it is possible that significant cognitive and emotional changes occurred in your spouse so that they are now a trustworthy person. But if your trauma is unresolved and unhealed, the trauma itself will prevent you from seeing, believing and acting on that trustworthiness. We’re not saying all betraying spouses become trustworthy. Yours may not be. But we are saying that yours may now be, but your trauma prevents you from acknowledging this because it’s protecting you. In conjunction with your spouse doing what is necessary to become a changed, trustworthy person, you also need to take care of this trauma that has occurred. For betraying spouses listening, it is not for you to turn on your spouse and say this is your fault/problem. A trustworthy betraying spouse can say “yes, I caused this, and I understand that your healing may not follow the same trajectory or speed as mine and you take all the time you need and I will do what I can to support you and I will do what I can to support you.” If they won’t do this, that is a sign that they’re not really trustworthy because they are still blame shifting. That’s for betrayed spouses to consider as you reflect on yourself. Now, as you reflect on your spouse, we want to give you some warning signs, and some proceed with caution signs. Keep in mind that trust is not a switch that you...
Talk to a Dr. Berg Keto Consultant today and get the help you need on your journey (free consultation). Call 1-540-299-1557 with your questions about Keto, Intermittent Fasting or the use of Dr. Berg products. Consultants are available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 9 pm EST. Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 5 pm EST. USA Only. Join my FREE 30-Day Low-Carb, No-Cheat Challenge Here! http://bit.ly/30-DayKetoChallenge Take the Free Keto Mini-Course: https://bit.ly/2Cpb03l Download Keto Essentials https://m.me/drericberg?ref=w2128577 Take Dr. Berg's Advanced Evaluation Quiz: http://bit.ly/EvalQuiz Your report will then be sent via email analyzing 104 potential symptoms giving you a much deeper insight into your body issues. It's free and very enlightening. YouTube video: http://bit.ly/2uUXvIJ Could this be what's causing your body to be numb? In this podcast, we're going to talk about what causes numbness. The four categories of numbness: 1. Paresthesia • Pins and needles • Tingling • Crawling 2. Burning 3. Hypersensitive 4. Complete loss of sensation Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio: Dr. Berg, 51 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional & natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government & the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning. FACEBOOK: fb.me/DrEricBerg?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=Anchor TWITTER: http://twitter.com/DrBergDC?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=Post&utm_campaign=Daily%20Post YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/drericberg123?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=Anchor DR. BERG'S SHOP: https://shop.drberg.com/?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=Anchor MESSENGER: https://www.messenger.com/t/drericberg?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=Anchor DR. BERG'S VIDEO BLOG: https://www.drberg.com/blog?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=Anchor