improv4humans with Matt Besser
Andy Daly, Pam Murphy and Mookie Blaiklock join Matt Besser LIVE at The Ice House in Pasadena for this week's improv4humans! They take audience suggestions that inspire scenes about purchasing gift ice, taking responsibility at a funeral, the social rules of hackey sack, farting for an EGOT, and more!
All Saints Church Pasadena Podcast
Sermon by Mike Kinman from worship at 10:00 a.m. on the Sunday, May 7, 2023 at All Saints Church, Pasadena, following bomb and shooting threats aimed at All Saints' LGBTQ+ Ministry during the previous week. Readings: Wisdom 6:12-19, Psalm 63:1-8 and John 11:17-27. Watch the sermon on YouTube. Read the text of the sermon here. Follow All Saints Church on Twitter @ASCpas. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsPasadena/. Check out our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/allsaintspasadena1/videos. Subscribe, like, get notifications every time we post! Enjoy our extensive archive of stimulating and inspiring content! Donate to support the mission and ministries of All Saints at https://allsaints-pas.org/donate/donate-now/.
As an autistic parent, there is intense isolation and no matter how supportive your friends with typical children want to be, you need to have someone who understands your life. -Candice Hartford Candice Hartford is a NICU nurse with a heart of gold. She's spent her career caring for critically ill newborns and their families, first in her native California and now in Boston at Mass General Brigham Hospital. She's also the mother of twin boys who were born prematurely and later diagnosed with autism. It is this life-changing experience that led Candice to found Raising Harts, www.raisingharts.org, a 501c3 charity that is creating community, connection, education, and support for families with autistic and neuro-diverse children and their siblings. Says Candice: “While there were support groups in a clinical setting for families with autistic children, I really wanted someone to come over with their coffee (or a bowl of wine) and cry with me today.” Her sons Grady and Keaton are now 7 and the community their mother has created has nurtured them and hundreds of autistic and neurodiverse children and families. In this interview, Candice shares her non-traditional upbringing outside of Pasadena as well as her lifelong mantra:“Anything that scared me, I felt like I had to do. I learned early on to be strong and resilient.” #autism #neurodiversity#NICU
The Clydesdale, Fitness & Friends
We catch up with our dear friend Bethany Flores (Shadburne) to see how the comeback is going, how the wedding went and how married life is treating her, how it's going with her new training partner Hayley Murrillo. The majority of the time we talk about mindset with a body that has broken down, how God plays a factor in her thought process and how its okay to feel both Frustrated and at Peace at the same time.Get your supplements and energy drinks at c4energy.com and use code Clydesdale to get at least 20% off your order. The code does not work with subscribe and save options; make sure you use the one time purchase.Join Wild Health and get 20% off your membership by clicking here: www.wildhealth.com/clydesdale or using code CLYDESDALE20 at wildhealth.com
Leading up to our live show with L.A. Meekly and Hollyweird Paranormal on May 20th at the Heritage Square Museum, please enjoy this spooky (and of course historic) episode from the guys at L.A. Meekly: A Los Angeles History Podcast. Check out their website here and get your tickets to our show here! You can find all of our resources on our website: https://www.la-not-so-confidential.com/ L.A. Not So Confidential is proud to be part of the Crawlspace Media Network. http://crawlspace-media.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our Mission:Choosing JesusChasing FreedomDiscovering Our GiftsServing JesusOur Vision:We exist to inspire people to become devoted followers of Jesus.WAYS TO CONNECT WITH UShttps://www.thecallingla.com/connectWebsite: https://www.thecallingla.comGive: https://www.thecallingla.com/giveInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecallingchurchFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecallinglaPodcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-calling-church/id1458667481SUNDAYS AT 11AMIn Person in Pasadena: 300 S. Madre St., Pasadena& Online Live here on Youtube#TheCalling #TheCallingChurch #Pasadena
Join us this Sunday as guest speaker Pastor Ron Boomsma from Sovereign Grace Church in Pasadena leads us through Nehemiah 7:1-4 and the importance of what God has given us.
The Clydesdale, Fitness & Friends
We catch up after a busy weekend with the Crew and talk about whatever else comes up. Scott's daughter graduates from college, Cat heads to NC to find waterfalls, Charlie explains Sonic the Hedgehog moves on the kids soccer field. Amy works out and has a plan for the week and Why are you leaving us Kevin Costner.
In recent years, dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, has made Los Angeles his home. The city is rich with art, fashion and intriguing social structures, all of which are key sources of inspiration for Kevin's novels. Los Angeles has become his living and breathing studio, and going out into the city is a huge part of his creative process. In the first of several ‘deep dives' into the LA life that sustains Kevin creatively, we attend the opening of a new show (featuring the work of artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby) at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Gardens, out in Pasadena, where the old money families of LA live.
Special Sermons - 96 (Romans 6:3-4) - Mathew P. John
The Ride Home with John and Kathy
4:10 - Competitive sports & how competition can be a good thing for Christian's… GUEST Dr Richard Mouw ... professor of faith and public life at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, where he served as president for 20 yrs ... He has written numerous books, including “Adventures in Evangelical Civility,” “Uncommon Decency,” “Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport,”“The Smell of Sawdust,” and the newest “Restless Faith: Holding evangelical beliefs in a world of Contested Labels”. 5:10 - Faith Healing: What Is It?... GUEST Dr Roger E. Olson … Emeritus Prof of Christian Theology at Baylor Univ … author of over 20 books incl “The Story of Christian Theology” and “The Journey of Modern Theology”.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Listen to Bishop Doyle's sermon, "El Buen Pastor" preached in Spanish at San Pedor, Pasadena TX. More at www.texasbishop.com
Episode 63 of Messy Jesus Business podcast, with Sister Julia Walsh. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSS | More “Prayer has to push you to do something outside yourself.” -Kristina Ortega IN THIS EPISODE For the latest episode of Messy Jesus Business podcast, Sister Julia is in conversation with Catholic educator and inclusivity advocate Kristina Ortega. Their conversation explores prayer and spirituality, advocacy, being women in the Catholic Church, and the value and neccessity of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs in Catholic education. Kristina also talks about how her own Mexican heritage is essential to her own experience of being Catholic. Kristina admits that being a woman in the church is experience of joy but also can be frustrating. She sees this in the girls' Catholic schools where there is a “stained-glass ceiling.” To counter this she teaches a theology that allows her students to say “I see myself.” When talking about doing DEI work at a Catholic School, Kristina makes connections to incarnational theology. As she says, to protect the image of God and honor the dignity of the human person, all people need to be honored for who they are and according to their culture, socio-economic status and gender identity. The church can do strenthen this part of its mission, Kristina says, by allowing more lay leadership. ABOUT THE GUEST Kristina Ortega was born and raised in Los Angeles and is the product of 18 years of Catholic school. She has a BA and an MA in Theological Studies from Loyola Marymount University and has taught in Catholic high schools since 2001. She is a Minister of Liturgical Movement in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and serves on two of the planning committees for the LA Religious Education Congress. Kristina is currently the Coordinator of Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA. She has contributed a chapter to a book forthcoming in Summer 2023, "Creating Spaces for Women in the Catholic Church." Outside of ministry, Kristina is a docent at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a Mexican-American art, culture, and history museum in LA. She and her family are members of Dolores Mission Parish in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California. MESSY JESUS BUSINESS is hosted by Sister Julia Walsh. Produced and edited by Colin Wambsgans. Email us at email@example.com BE SOCIAL:https://www.facebook.com/MessyJesusBusiness Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MessyJesusBusiness Twitter: @messyjesusbiz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/messyjesusbusiness SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/messyjesusbusiness LISTEN HERE:
Dr. Chap Clark, a professor of practical theology and youth, family, and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, offers an encouraging gospel-centered hope to help young people navigate the modern world. Drawing on his extensive experience, Dr. Clark emphasizes the importance of nurturing and healing, the use of different avatars, and engaging life faithfully with Jesus. He also stresses the significance of being present for children, recognizing the power of community, pursuing others with grace, and investing in relationships with kids. By following Jesus' teachings of love and connection, we can help young people find their identity, community, and faith in an ever-changing world.
Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief
Give us about fifteen minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle. SPONSORS: Many thanks to our sponsors… Annapolis Subaru, the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Solar Energy Services, Hospice of the Chesapeake, and the Maryland Higher Education Commission! Today... A Pasadena man is the first fire fatality in the County this year. Anne Arundel County Police have been dealing with police impersonators lately. Homestead Gardens is hosting its Girl's Night Out tonight in Davidsonville and Severna Park. Did you ever wonder how crazed Maryland is for ice cream? You're running out of time to get your discounted tickets for the Irish Fest this weekend. And we have some podcast news for you and much more! Trevor from Annapolis Makerspace is here with your Maker Minute! And as usual, George from DCMDVA Weather is here with your local weather forecast! Please download their app to keep on top of the local weather scene! The Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief is produced every Monday through Friday at 6:00 am and available wherever you get your podcasts and also on our social media platforms--All Annapolis and Eye On Annapolis (FB) and @eyeonannapolis (TW) NOTE: For hearing impaired subscribers, a full transcript is available on Eye On Annapolis
I had fine artist and Illustrator Keith Batcheller on the podcast today. He went to ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, got his BFA, and worked with all these interesting folks afterward, including Bob Peak, Mark English, and Bernie Fuchs. When Keith became a professional illustrator he worked with big firms in New York, Chicago, and L.A. He eventually started working for Walt Disney Productions and did artwork for massive animated films like Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, and my personal favorite - Lilo & Stitch.Disney still uses Keith's illustrations to this day for all sorts of different reasons, whether it's for a Hercules toy or a Star Wars celebration event. It's just a fascinating ride. Keith also worked on the promotional art and packaging for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures that took the country by storm in the late 80s/early 90s. Fast forward to today, and he's moved on from his highly successful illustration career (like many of the artists that I've interviewed have) and is focusing on fine art. We talk about the switch from illustration to fine art and explore the concept of beginning your journey on one very specific path, only to arrive at a completely different destination after decades of hard work and dedication to said path. I think the only way you can do that as an artist is that you have to be able to pivot. Keith? Yeah, he's done that quite successfully if you ask me. Keith Batcheller on Art Dealer Diaries Podcast episode 242.
The Clydesdale, Fitness & Friends
We meet Matt Brady as he prepares for the North America West Semifinals in Pasadena, this former ski racer and Canadian National Team Member took a right turn in his career to pursue being competitive in the CrossFit space and made all the sacrifices to make this happen, after building his skills little by little he has finally made it to the Semifinals, and tells the roller coaster ride that is finishing on the bubble.Get your supplements and energy drinks at c4energy.com and use code Clydesdale to get at least 20% off your order. The code does not work with subscribe and save options; make sure you use the one time purchase.Join Wild Health and get 20% off your membership by clicking here: www.wildhealth.com/clydesdale or using code CLYDESDALE20 at wildhealth.com
Welcome to another exciting episode of the Artist Creative Sessions brought to you by the folks at Do The Wrong Thing. This week, we have the pleasure of sitting down with the incredibly talented R&B/Soul singer, Christine Ariya, hailing from the sunny streets of Pasadena, CA. From discovering her voice at the young age of 8, collaborating on a HipHop for Kids album produced by the legendary Mike Towns, to opening for big names such as Eric Bellinger, Jon B, and BJ The Chicago Kid, Christine has been making waves in the music industry for years. And that's not all, folks! She has even shared the stage with fellow WuTang Clan members and the one and only Mos Def, aka Yasiin Bey. In this episode, we get the inside scoop on Christine's journey and what drives her passion for music. Trust us, you won't want to miss out on what's in store for this rising star. So, grab a seat and tune in to this episode of the Artist Creative Session with Christine Ariya. And don't forget to follow her on Instagram at @ChristineAriya, Twitter at @ChristineAriya, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChristineAriya to stay up to date on her latest projects and performances. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dtwtpod/message
All Saints Church Pasadena Podcast
“When you get to the free Jesus, you can be sure you've gotten to the real Jesus.” Sermon by Mark Chase from worship at 10:00 a.m. on the Sunday, April 30, 2023 at All Saints Church, Pasadena. Readings: Psalm 119:97-103, Romans 6:5-11 and Matthew 22:23-33. Watch the sermon on YouTube. Read the text of the sermon here. Follow All Saints Church on Twitter @ASCpas. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsPasadena/. Check out our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/allsaintspasadena1/videos. Subscribe, like, get notifications every time we post! Enjoy our extensive archive of stimulating and inspiring content! Donate to support the mission and ministries of All Saints at https://allsaints-pas.org/donate/donate-now/.
“Lived Through That” is the podcast where influential artists of the 80s and 90s and beyond talk to us about a pivotal moment in their lives. The stories they tell are open, honest, and inspiring. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook @MikeHipplePhoto and on Instagram @MikeHipple. We're beginning a month of stories from artists that are going to be performing at the Cruel World Festival in Pasadena on May 20th and to kick it all off we have guest Bill Wadhams from Animotion. You know them for their massive hit “Obsession,” but there's more to them than that one song. Singer-songwriter Bill Wadhams talks about those early days, meeting co-vocalist Astrid Plane, and forming Animotion. Musical credits: Theme song from Jupe Jupe. "All In A Day" and "Temporary" proved by Bill Wadhams (performing as the Billy Bond Band). You can find out more about Animotion here. Be sure to look out for my book, "Lived Through That," where ever you buy your books! In addition, my book "80s Redux," is still available - pick up a copy here! You can find out more about my work and the 80s and 90s books at my website here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Clydesdale, Fitness & Friends
We catch up with our dear friend Jenn Ryan to see how this Wonder Woman qualified for both the Open Division Semifinals and the Age Group Semifinals. We explore how Jenn and Jamie Latimer confided in each other during semifinals, what are Jenn's expectations for the Open Division Semifinals. How does the Invictus Crew support her? How big will the Green Wave be in Pasadena? and so much more.Get your supplements and energy drinks at c4energy.com and use code Clydesdale to get at least 20% off your order. The code does not work with subscribe and save options; make sure you use the one time purchase.Join Wild Health and get 20% off your membership by clicking here: www.wildhealth.com/clydesdale or using code CLYDESDALE20 at wildhealth.com
Rabbi Chaim & Kaila Danzinger: The Radical Move from Pasadena to Rostov-on-don"We drove cross country, sold my car on the East Coast, and we boarded a flight, a one way ticket, from JFK to Moscow and onto Rostov... We gave up the surfing boards … and we switched them for ice skates” - Rabbi Chaim Danzinger"I didn't speak the language, so there was a lot of hand motions and just hugging and trying to break my teeth over Russian, and them breaking their teeth over English." - Rebbetzin Kaila Danzinger Produced by: Gary Waleik & Shneur Brook for Lubavitch International/Lubavitch.com - A Project of Machne IsraelAvailable on all major podcast platforms - and online at Lubavitch.com/podcastDid you enjoy listening to this episode? Leave us a five-star review on the podcast platform and/or email us at Podcast@Lubavitch.com - we truly value your feedback!To inquire about dedicating an episode - please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Legends of Sport with Andrew D. Bernstein
This week's episode features SPARC's (South Pasadena Arts Council) "Click! Art Captures Sport" Gala Fundraiser discussion panel, LIVE from The Ice House in Pasadena, CA! The event celebrated 40 years of friendship & photography from our very own legendary Lakers photographer Andy Bernstein & Dodgers photographer Jon SooHoo. The panel featured Lakers Legends Byron Scott & Michael Cooper, Dodgers Legends Orel Hershiser & Jaime Jarrín, as well as a collection of works from both Andy & Jon - moderated by Dodgers' David Vassegh! Byron Scott & Michael Cooper take us inside the Lakers' championship runs in '87 & '88, Orel Hershiser talks about the Dodgers' epic year of '88, Jaime Jarrin recalls Kirk Gibson's World Series winning home run, and more! Andy & Jon recall memories from throughout their careers from navigating the likes of Tommy Lasorda & Pat Riley, the dregs of team photos, tricking Sandy Koufax into photo ops, Mamba meditations, boat photos, the Showtime Lakers reunion in Hawaii, and so much more! SPARC - sopasartscouncil.orgBeyond the Lens workshop - coming soon! Sign up now at BeyondTheLens.live
Memorable Buys from Indie Bookstores: Just Another Love Song by Kerry Winfrey from The Ripped Bodice The Bookshelf Shelf Subscription Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant + Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro from Vroman'sThe Dutch House by Ann Patchett from The Tattered Cover Women Talking by Miriam Toews from Elliott Bay Book CompanyCult Classic by Sloane Crosley from Powell's Favorite Indie Bookstores:A Capella Books in AtlantaTrident in BostonLivraria Lello in PortoThe Book Mill in Montague, MAThird Place Books from RavennaEagle Harbor BooksBlackwellsRecommendations from Listeners:Poor Richards in Colorado Springs @thebookish.typeVroman's in Pasadena @thebookish.typeImprint Bookstore in Port Townsend, WA @thelivelylife Chaucers Books in Santa Barbara, CA @mackenzierobitailleCrow Bookshop and Phoenix Books in Burlington, VT @em_jacobs_readsNorthshire Books in Manchester, VT @em_jacobs_readsAll She Wrote Books in Somerville, MA @allshewrotebooksPark Road Books in Charlotte, NC @thebookishbollinger Broadways Books in Portland, OR @maxine.sferra.pho
The Clydesdale, Fitness & Friends
We meet Hanna and learn about her journey to the North America West Semifinals, We talk about coaching, Expectations, What it's like CrossFitting from the age of 13 and needing a break. How she found love for the sport again, and oh Yeah she got some new ink, so we talk tattoos for a bit.Get your supplements and energy drinks at c4energy.com and use code Clydesdale to get at least 20% off your order. The code does not work with subscribe and save options; make sure you use the one time purchase.Join Wild Health and get 20% off your membership by clicking here: www.wildhealth.com/clydesdale or using code CLYDESDALE20 at wildhealth.com
The Clydesdale, Fitness & Friends
We catch up with Jessi about her journey to semifinals. Why did Jessi decide to go team, What is competing like when your partner is suffering with a medical condition. How do you celebrate your own success and still support your spouse. We talk Sharks, Pittsburgh, Chandler, PT School and working in the business. The difference between team and individual, and of course Rock, Metal and Punk Music
Our Mission:Choosing JesusChasing FreedomDiscovering Our GiftsServing JesusOur Vision:We exist to inspire people to become devoted followers of Jesus.WAYS TO CONNECT WITH UShttps://www.thecallingla.com/connectWebsite: https://www.thecallingla.comGive: https://www.thecallingla.com/giveInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecallingchurchFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecallinglaPodcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-calling-church/id1458667481SUNDAYS AT 11AMIn Person in Pasadena: 300 S. Madre St., Pasadena& Online Live here on Youtube#TheCalling #TheCallingChurch #Pasadena
For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture
"Usually people think of a telos as an endpoint, but what if we think of telos as a dynamic process that sustains a thriving trajectory for the individual and the world around them? The imago Dei, which is deeply and inherently relational and social—we image God by being our unique selves in unity. So there is the particularity of personhood and the relatedness with other persons, God, and all of creation. And so that was what the reciprocating self was. It's 'How do I grow as a fully differentiated person in relationship and increasing intimacy, increasing contribution with the world around me?' To thrive then is to pursue that fullness of self in the context of intimacy and accountability and relationships—not just with those closest to me ... that's essential—but also in contribution to the world beyond the self.How does our faith, how does our devotion, fuel us to want to continue to reciprocate when life is hard? When there's a pandemic? We need something beyond ourselves, a power beyond ourselves, an orientation beyond ourselves to fuel that interrelatedness between our particularity and the greater good." (Pamela Ebstyne King)IntroductionAt the bedrock of our being as persons is relationality: our ability to be known, to be loved, and to know and love in return. But whoa whoa whoa. Wait a minute. What kind of claim is that? Is that theology or psychology? We're used to hearing that from the likes of the Jewish existential philosopher and theologian Martin Buber—he's well known for his suggestion that an intimate I-Thou relationship is what makes for our conscious personhood. It'd be impossible to become an “I” without coming into direct contact with a “You” and seeing it as a “You.” But how interesting that research studies in developmental psychology find just that. You can for instance turn to John Bowlby and the beginnings of attachment theory to find that this theological claim holds up once you start testing it with the tools psychological. But more than holds up, the claim that relationality is fundamental to personhood starts to expand and develop nuance by examining the most universal by application in the unique, particular circumstances. Famous psychological experiments like the “Still Face” show how central the reciprocal response of our earliest attachment figure is for our mental health, even as babies. (Check below for an excruciating video example of the Still Face Experiment.)But this is just one way that developmental psychology might offer some interesting tools to theological reflection. And today we're continuing a new series of episodes on For the Life of the World all about “Bringing Psychology to Theology”—we're exploring the tools of psychological sciences that might contribute to a deeper, greater, more nuanced theological understanding of the world. Last week we introduced the series with a conversation between Miroslav Volf and experimental psychologist Justin Barrett. Justin evokes the image of erecting a giant cathedral of theology—and how the task must be done with a variety of tools and subcontracted skills.Well, whether theology is the grand architect of a cathedral of human knowledge or the benevolent and humble Queen of the Sciences—either way we hope this series highlights the prospects of a science-engaged theology and how it might contribute to the most pressing matters for how to live lives worthy of our humanity.My guest in this episode is Pamela Ebstyne King. She's the Peter L. Benson Professor of Applied Developmental Science at Fuller School of Psychology and is Executive Director of the Thrive Center for Human Development. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, her research has focused on the intersections of developmental and positive psychology, human thriving, and spirituality.In this episode, we discuss developmental psych as the observational study of human change and plasticity in the midst of a whole complex life; relational attachment for the sake of intimacy and exploration and ultimate purpose or meaning; the proper place of self-love; God's enabling and loving presence as the ultimate secure attachment figure; the importance of learning, gaining skills, and the pursuit of expertise; The prospects of regaining emotional regulation through relationships; the game changing impact of deliberate psychological and spiritual practices to move us well beyond surviving to a life of thriving.About Pamela Ebstyne KingPamela Ebstyne King, Ph.D. joined Fuller Theological Seminary as assistant professor of Marital and Family Studies in 2008, after serving in the School of Psychology for eight years as an adjunct and research professor. She was installed in 2014 with a professorship named for her mentor, Peter L. Benson. In 2021 she was promoted to the position of Peter L. Benson Professor of Applied Developmental Science. Dr. King is also executive director of the Thrive Center for Human Development.Dr. King's academic and applied efforts aim to promote a movement of human thriving that contributes to flourishing societies. Her primary academic interests lie at the intersection of thriving and spiritual development. She is passionate about understanding what individual strengths and environments enable humans to thrive and become all God created them to be. She holds particular interest in understanding the role of faith, spirituality, religion, and virtues in this process. To this end she has led in building an empirical field of study of religious and spiritual development within developmental psychology that provides a psychological scientific perspective of spiritual formation.She has extensively studied and written on conceptualizations of thriving and positive youth development. Her work on telos is noted to provide an interdisciplinary framework for human thriving and flourishing from different philosophical, theological, and cultural perspectives and to provide a structure for understanding practical concepts like purpose, vocation, and joy. Her work combines theology, empirical research, and community engagement to further understand what contexts and settings enable people to thrive. She has conducted research funded by Biologos Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, the Fetzer Institute, Compassion International, and Tyndale House, among others. In addition to her scholarship, she finds deep joy in teaching and mentoring students at Fuller.Dr. King is coauthor of The Reciprocating Self: Human Development in Theological Perspective and Thriving with Stone Age Minds: Evolutionary Psychology, Christian Theology & Human Flourishing, coeditor of The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence, and coauthor of the inaugural chapter on research on religious and spiritual development in the seventh edition of the Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science. She has served on the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology, Journal of Positive Psychology, Applied Developmental Science, the Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science, and the Encyclopedia of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence. She has also published articles in the Journal on Adolescent Research, Journal of Early Adolescence, New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, and Journal of Psychology and Christianity. King is a member of the Society for Research on Adolescents, Society for Research on Child Development, and Division 36 of the American Psychological Association.In addition to her studies at Fuller, Dr. King completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University and a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford's Center on Adolescence; she was a visiting scholar under the divinity faculty at Cambridge University. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she has led high school and college ministries, and regularly speaks, preaches, and consults for various community organizations and churches. She lives in Pasadena with her husband and three children.Show NotesMartin Buber's I and ThouJohn Bowlby and Attachment TheoryTrolick's Still Face Experiment (Video)Justin Barrett & Pamela Ebstyne King, Thriving with Stone Age Minds: Evolutionary Psychology, Christian Faith, and the Quest for Human FlourishingDevelopmental psych as the observational study of human change in the midst of a whole life of complexityPlasticity of the human speciesRelational attachment for the sake of intimacy and explorationThe Impact of environment on genetic expressionLaw if reciprocityFullness of creation, redemption and consummationTheology as establishing ends, and psychology as developing towards gods purposesHow psychology aids in the process of becoming our full selves as selfhoodThe proper place of self-loveGod's enabling and loving presenceThriving as psychological, vs Flourishing as philosophicalMeaningful life in eudaimonic and hedonistic termsImago dei“Back to the future”—understanding the end toward the beginningReading psychology through a teleological lensLinear stage theories of developmentLife as a series of cyclesWe can have a telos as a dynamic processThriving as pursuing the fullness of selfReciprocity beyond ourselves when life is hardColossians and Jesus as the perfect image of GodConformity is not uniformityParenting as helping children to become their unique selvesTelos as inhabiting the self, the relational, and the aspirational—purpose is found at the intersection of all threeWilliam Damon on purposePurpose as enduring actionable goal, meaningful to the self and contributing beyond the selfLearning, gaining skills, and pursuit of expertiseMeaning making as a dynamic life-long projectOrienting life in the present moment by tethering to a consummate vision of the futureSociality as inherent to human natureGoals: self, expertise acquisition, and what we aspire toRoles: who we are in our social networksSouls: what ideals are most dearly held and most meaningfulThe fundamental rejection of pre autonomy and independence; embrace of our relational selvesHow malleable our brains are through intentional practicesMaking meaning can change your brainsSurviving vs thrivingAttachment and regulationRegaining emotional regulation through relationshipsThe game changing impact of deliberate psychological and spiritual practices—intention, motivation, and goalsPossible cutoff point — The relation of psychological science and theologyPsychology as a God-given tool to enable thriving and flourishingKnown, loved, and loving othersThe role of suffering and loss as part of the thriving processFor the cynical and jaded: thriving that is real to loss, grief, vulnerability, and daring to thriveProduction NotesThis podcast featured Pamela Ebstyne KingEdited and Produced by Evan RosaHosted by Evan RosaProduction Assistance by Macie Bridge and Kaylen YunA Production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School https://faith.yale.edu/aboutSupport For the Life of the World podcast by giving to the Yale Center for Faith & Culture: https://faith.yale.edu/giveAcknowledgementsThis episode was made possible in part by the generous support of Blueprint 1543. For more information, visit Blueprint1543.org.
On Episode 095 today's guest hails from Pasadena, California. He's a Music Producer, Entrepreneur, Live Performer, Soul Clap LA, Beat Cypher Collective & Beat Battery Event Coordinator, College Graduate, potential Actor and more. Please welcome E+Ro=3 aka Erozilla to the show. Enjoy!During this episode, we chopped it up about his signature moniker. Growing up in Louisiana playing the accordion and other instruments and listening to a variety of music genres (Jazz, Bepbop and more) and learning how to read sheet music. He names his Greatest Beats of All Time “Elevators” from ATLients by Outkast. He names his Beatmaker/Music Producer Superheros like Teebs, DIBIA$E, SAMIYAM, Ras_G and more. Erozilla started making beats on Sony Music Generator, Reason, FL Studio, TASCAM recorder and more. Then advanced to Roland's SP303, SP404, Serato Studio and Elf Audio's Koala
Return of the King - (Revelation 12:9-11) - Mathew P. John
ICYMI: Later, with Mo'Kelly Presents – ‘This Weekend with Nick (Pagliochini)' sharing everything from the ‘Halloween Hootenanny in Long Beach,' to the ‘Jackalope Indie Art Fair' in Pasadena AND ‘Amy's On It' with the latest films and TV series to dive into…PLUS – Organizer Ella Engström & Designer Johan Svenson join the program to introduce the new Peacock series “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” - on KFI AM 640 – Live everywhere on the iHeartRadio app
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Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh- Jackson give a Wyart update and interview the makers of the documentary film, Beyond. #Autism #Beyond #Documentary BEYOND follows Tamara Mark, a once rising Broadway/Hollywood star, to a full-time single mother of two nonverbal autistic adults, Ian and Harry. She now fights for her dream to build a community for those alike to live better and safer. Filmmaker Thiago Dadalt and Autism Advocates Tamara Mark and Marc Olson will answer questions live – in studio. FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/beyond.filmdoc Instagram: www.instagram.com/beyond.doc Movie website: www.docbeyond.com Production: www.dellenmillerproductions.com Beyond Ranch Foundation: www.beyondranchfoundation.org Tamara was one of 8 chosen to star in the film that Mr. Poitier had searched the country for and had auditioned 7,500 people. This life altering opportunity, led her to moving to Los Angeles, where she continued to study and work as an actress in many TV shows, film, voice-over and commercials. The tragic and sudden death of Peggy Furey, her mentor and acting coach, shifted her perspective on her purpose in life. Tamara left show business for a time and sought deeply within to find what brought a deeper meaning to her life. After travels through South America and India, she returned to Los Angeles, where she met the man who became her husband and father of her two children. When Ian and Harry were diagnosed with autism, her focus became entirely them and a search to heal, help, and care for them. When the marriage fell apart, Tamara raised these two boys, now young men, entirely on her own. During the pandemic, she reconnected with a friend she had known in high school. Marc had moved to Australia over 40 years ago and after the passing of his wife, his kids convinced him to go on Facebook, where the two of them found one another. Over two years they video messaged until travel opened up again and he and Tamara finally got to meet physically. Their love story has proven to be the catalyst for all the beauty unfolding and the passion together to build a purposeful future for Ian and Harry and others like them. It is an epic tale of love against all odds. MARC OLSON is the Co-Founder, Treasurer, and serves on the Board of Directors for Beyond Ranch Foundation. Marc Olson is a dual citizen of both the United States and Australia. Marc has resided in Australia for the last 43 years of his life. He held many jobs in his early years in Australia, from sugar cane farm worker, fruit picker, island resort kitchenhand and barperson to abattoir worker in the cattle industry where he decided to return to university to study accounting. Upon completion of his studies Marc gained employment as an accountant in the Sugar Industry where he worked for 15 years holding senior accounting positions. Moving on to becoming the State Accountant for WIN Television media company for 11 years, the last 3 years also holding the position of State Head Office – Station Manager as well as the State Accounting function. The last 7 years of his working career he held the position of Chief Financial Officer for a civil construction group of companies. After the passing of his wife of 35 years marriage, urged by his children to reconnect to the world via Facebook (which he loathed), he reconnected with Tamara Mark, an old high school friend. It soon became apparent that Tamara had the love, strength, and resilience that held the future for him. After almost 2 years of old school dating via video messenger and a country locked down in COVID protocols where he wasn't even allowed to leave the country, they physically reunited in Pasadena, CA. Their loving union is now focused on a future for Tamara's sons Ian and Harry and the severe autistic communities across the world. Marc and Tamara have a strong vision for the future of this population that currently has no future for long term care solutions.
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We catch up with this budding superstar as she prepares for the North America West Semifinal. Claire is awesome because she is the most self aware young athlete I have ever talked to. She is coach by her mom a 4 time Games Athlete and who according to Claire is the only one who can handle her. This year Claire is 19 and making a run at finishing better than she did last year which was 11th as an 18 year old. Let's Go Claire!
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We catch up with Isaiah to learn about his journey leading to Semifinals, From the most decorated OCR Racer in history to CrossFit Newbie but making ground, we explore the foundation that Isaiah has built his career on and is continuing to use for his success. So many interesting stories we couldn't get through them all in just one episode. Can't wait to see what his guy does in Pasadena.
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This Episode is Sponsored by: Dandy | The Fully Digital, US-based Dental LabFor a completely FREE 3Shape Trios 3 scanner & $250 in lab credit click here: https://www.meetdandy.com/affiliate/tdm !Guest: Mary PhamPractice Name: Lollipop DentalCheck out Mary's Media:Website: https://lollipopdental.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lollipop-pediatric-dentistryLollipop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lollipopdental/?hl=enSweet Smiles Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweetsmilesortho/?hl=enWomen Dentist Entrepreneur (WDE) Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/groups/379332796353702/Email: email@example.comOther Mentions and Links:HootersKaplan Test PrepDAT - Dental Admission TestDentistry of USCDr. Gardner BealeUniversity of ChicagoLake Forest Lollipop DentalIn-N-Out BurgerBill GatesYelpDEO Mastermind GroupDenti-CalHost: Michael AriasWebsite: The Dental Marketer Join my newsletter: https://thedentalmarketer.lpages.co/newsletter/Join this podcast's Facebook Group: The Dental Marketer SocietyMy Key Takeaways:Your goals and vision may shift over time! Take this into account when making decisions.Your first 2 practices may get by without systematization, but this is essential when jumping to 3+ practices!You do not have to be a boutique fee for service practice to be profitable.When talking to patients, never come across as judgmental or condescending. Always talk to them like you would your bestie.If the teammate you let go is surprised, you may need to improve your performance checkup process.One person can manage five to seven people effectively. Much more than that and you need to hire!Please don't forget to share with us on Instagram when you are listening to the podcast AND if you are really wanting to show us love, then please leave a 5 star review on iTunes! [Click here to leave a review on iTunes]p.s. Some links are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that we have experience with these products/ company, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions we make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money unless you feel you need them or that they will help you with your goals.This Episode is Sponsored by: Dandy | The Fully Digital, US-based Dental LabFor a completely FREE 3Shape Trios 3 scanner & $250 in lab credit click here: https://www.meetdandy.com/affiliate/tdm !Thank you for supporting the podcast by checking out our sponsors!Episode Transcript (Auto-Generated - Please Excuse Errors)Michael: Mary, how's it going? Mary: Everything is going great, Michael. Thank you for having Michael: me. No, thank you for being on. If you don't mind me asking, I know you told me before we started recording, but where are you located? Mary: We are in Orange County, California.Our offices are in Orange County and Los Angeles County. Actually, we're we're expanding a little bit. Michael: Really? Why Los Angeles? Mary: It's still within driving distance to Orange County. So currently with our offices, we still like to be really present in them, at least visit them once a month or so, and mm-hmm.Now we just wanna drive, make it like a 30, 45 minute drive and, um, and we have patients that live in LA County that want us there. So we decided to serve our patients. Michael: What, how many practices do you Mary: could have? So we have seven currently. And, um, I think we're gonna just keep going. We're having fun doing it.So, Michael: uh, you make it sound like so, so funny, like, you know, let's just keep going and build. And so before we dive into that, tell us a little bit about your past, present. How'd you get to where you are today? Mary: Initially, I actually didn't think I was gonna be a dentist. Mm-hmm. I, I wanted to be an ob gyn.My parents were like the typical Asian tiger parents and wanted everyone to be a doctor. So I applied to med school. I was a med school reject, and um, I moved to Houston, Texas against my parents' wishes and became a Hooters girl. So I loved, so I worked there and then I met a dentist actually at the end of my shift.And she came in, she had some chicken wings and we were just chatting and she was like, you should really consider dental school. And then I was like, nah, I don't wanna be a dentist. I don't wanna be in people's mouth all day. But then she, she was like, all you have to do is take the d a t, see how you do and it'll just open more doors for you, so you should try it out.Mm-hmm. So I took the, I decided to focus, I took this KAPLAN course and I took the d a t and I did acceptable enough to get into U S C dental school, and I guess that paved the way for me and dentistry. And so, um, went to dental school not knowing much about dentistry at. And, um, I did pretty well in dental school, to where one of my mentors, Dr.Gardner Beal, um, he encouraged me to pursue pediatric dentistry because he saw during my pediatric rotation that he's like, oh, Mary, you're really, really good with kids. You should consider pe. And I was like, nah, I'm ready to start working. Make some money. So, you know, start my career. And he is like, well, let's just, you know, pr be a part of the pediatric selective and just, you know, you'll have fun.You, um, you really seem like you like it. And he encouraged me to apply to pediatrics. And then I got into pediatrics at the University of Illinois and Chicago and I finished my residency. me and my husband got married. He's an orthodontist and he decided to, Settle in Orange County, and that's how we ended up here.and of course, because he's an orthodontist, he's like, I want my pediatric dentist wife to refer me all the patients, so I never have to do any marketing ever again. So, within the year I just opened a startup. and it was just like, luck, you know, we, we thought we were gonna open in this city. It didn't work out.At the time, you're very discouraged because you're looking at all of these locations that you think you wanna work in. However, everything doesn't align the way that you, thought that it would. And so, um, we ended up finding our first location in placenta. The contractor was, you know, who we're still there today and he owns the building and he's like, you know what, Mary?Like this is the last suite in this building. I'll pay for everything. I'll pay for to build it out. I'll pay for whatever you need. So you just put the equipment in and it's yours. And so I. And I didn't have much of a startup cost there except for the equipment and a little bit of upgrades and it costs.But besides that, I was really fortunate in that I found them. And so, um, from there, we, I would say within the first three years we became busy, you know, um, our model is, Give everyone a reason to smile. And what we mean by that is everyone, no matter what type of insurance you have, no matter what your socioeconomic status is, we think that every child deserves quality, specialty, dental care, if the parents choose that, so, You know, we're not picky with being like a fee for service or a PPL only.We cater to everyone with the best technology and with specialty care. And so that has just been our business model. And when we realized that we're able to become profitable while seeing all different types of payers, It really became something that we loved. You know, like I didn't wanna just serve fee for service patients.You know, like, how could I develop this business model that can be profitable, but, and also doing what I love, so, That was really fulfilling. and then we started growing really fast to where we decided to open in different locations where our patients were asking us. So we just opened our Lake Forest location a couple of months ago, and I would say 80% of the patients that come through are, were our patients that visited another location.Moved to South Orange County to where they're like, oh my gosh, we're so glad you're here. And I'm like, you spoke, we listened. You said you guys need an open one in South Orange County. So here we are. so that's kind of where we are today. and it's still a really fun ride. You know, I think when people start to scale by the second or third location, they.Start to get stressed out. Like what worked at one location doesn't always work with two, and what works at two doesn't always work with three. But once you get to three or four and you've systemized a lot of things, it really helps with scaling. And so, um, and so yeah, it's a, it's a fun time for us and, and it also scaling allows your team to have growth opportunities.You know, like if you're in a single location, then you might just be a dental assistant, maybe like a lead. But then where is it? Where else can you go right from there if you stay there? So, My goal has changed from opening one practice to how many more lives can I change? Not only patients, but my team.How can I continue allowing them to grow as we grow because they have been with me for so long. Right? And you just wanna see people succeed. So it's fun. I love it. Michael: Nice. That's a a lot. Uh, you going? That was a little, it's fantastic. It's fantastic. Real quick, where in Houston were. Mary: I was, I lived in Pasadena, but the Hooters that I worked at was off the, off of Kirby.Michael: Okay. Okay. Nice. Yeah. Pasadena over there is different than Pasadena in here, right? Yes. It's very different. Yeah. That's nice. Okay, so then it's interesting you said no twice, right? You're like not a dental school and then NAD to pediatrics, but you went that way, right? Why? Why do you think that? Mary: I think part of it was one, it would make my parents proud that even though I wasn't a doctor, I was some sort of professional.so that was one. And then two, I think that I wanted to push myself into a better opportunity, right? Like I, I actually used to do nails. My parents owned several nail shops growing up, and one thing my mom always told me was, no matter what the skill. You can always learn more, and that'll just make you a better person, you know?Mm-hmm. So like I still have my manicuring license, even though I don't use it, I still renew it every year. Yeah. And it's like, it's fun, right? It's like you, it's a skill that you've acquired, that you've learned, and you're licensed to do it, and it's only good for you to learn to do a lot of different things.So, Dentistry. I don't practice behind the chair as much. Maybe once or twice a month when I'm filling in for my doctors who are on vacation. But, um, but I did it for 12 years, you know, and I really loved it. I feel like I became very good at not only clinical dentistry, but catering to patients needs. And now I have my second calling, which is developing people.Mm-hmm. And continuing to build my company. Uh, you know, affect as many lives as I can in a positive way. Yeah. Michael: No, that's, that's fantastic. Now, I know you kind of said like, now you accept anybody, right? Like, or not now, but like you've always accepted any kind of patient. Does that mean like Medi-Cal, any type of insurance?That doesn't matter. Mary: Exactly. So we are in network with almost every payer. The only ones that we are out of network with are the HMOs that require certain criteria that we think are unreasonable. Like for example, there's certain HMOs that say you have to try at the general dentist three times with failed appointments before we will pay for you to see a specialist, which I think is wrong because the general.Knows if the patient is able to tolerate treatment at a general dentist or if they need specialty care, why make them go three times before you'll refer them? Because by the time they get to us after the third time, they're so scared, you know? So those are the only insurance plans that we don't take are the ones that I just ag I don't agree with.They're pro protocol or their, their philosophy. Michael: Gotcha. Okay. And then you also mentioned that the, then the first three years, Of your startup, you became busy. Mm-hmm. So break it down to us. What were you doing? What didn't work? What worked? Mary: So initially I thought I wanted to be this boutique fee for service practice.Mm-hmm. I think that's the, picture that people paint, right? Mm-hmm. And so whenever I was a resident, we saw every payer type, mainly Medicaid. As a resident, and then when I went into private practice, I thought that I wanted to be this boutique p p O practice, but then I realized I wasn't fulfilled, I didn't see as many cavities or much extensive treatment.It was a slower pace. Um, which is okay, but I like being busy. You know, I worked at a nail shop for 15 years, right? So, I mean, you're seeing, you have a lot more interaction with people and so it, it, it's just a different type of practice. It's not right or wrong, but I think it's just like different dental practices in general, right?Some people like to sit and talk with their patients for a really long time, and some people thrive in a fast-paced environment where I like saying hi to five different people and. With kids in particular, they're very impatient. And when the kids are impatient, the parents are more impatient. Mm-hmm. So I like the fast paced type of environment.when I first started practicing, I worked out in Riverside County where it was like a hundred percent Medicaid. And so when I left that practice to open my own, a lot of the patients would come and see me at Lollipop, where our practice was in placenta and, um, At that time I didn't take Denal because I was like, well, you know, I don't know if I wanna open that door, but I'll still see them for free.So the social worker would bring them and I would still see them. And, um, I just wouldn't bill or wouldn't charge or anything like that. So then the social worker was like, Dr. Fam, like, we can help you. Why don't you just sign up so then you'll get paid for seeing. These patients that, that are driving an hour to two hours to come see you.And I'm like, all right, we can do that. So I called Medi-Cal and they said, you can, you can choose to see whichever patients you want, whether it's just kids under five special needs kids or whoever you can, you don't have to take every single person, right? You can just selectively decide like which patients you wanna see.And then I was like, yeah, I just wanna only see my patients. I don't wanna take any new patients, just the patients that I've followed for many. And so, um, so then we. Got slammed with patients cuz I couldn't say no to anyone. Mm-hmm. I mean, I had this, this thing where I'm only gonna see my patients and then hey, but I have a friend and then I, I'm telling everyone to come here and we love it here.And I was like, yes, yes. We'll see them, don't worry. Like, we'll take care of everybody. We can save the world. And so, um, so that's kind of how we got busy was because we were like, you know what, we're not gonna say no to any children that need specialty care. And we know we're the best, We're not gonna close our doors to anyone at all.You know, if we can help them, we will. Mm-hmm. And that's how we got from like, kind of like a boutique P p O type practice to where we are today. Michael: Gotcha. You're right, a hundred percent. So many times we're like, I wanna be a boutique then I only wanna have like work one to two clinical days. Right. Maybe good, good days.And then from that point on, have an associate be fee for service. Where does that come from? Why did you have that? Mary: You know, I can't, I can't put my finger on like one particular thing, but I just think people always Put Medicaid in like a negative connotation. Mm-hmm. Like, oh, it's like low reimbursement people cancel, the socioeconomic status and it's gonna run the fee for service patients out.You know? And then, so actually what I said was, you know what, like we're gonna be the in and out of pediatric dentistry no matter what your socioeconomic status is, whether. Bill Gates, if you like Inn out, you'll be there. Or whether you're a homeless person, you can still eat Inn Out or someone will buy you Inn out, right?And so, but there's no selectivity of who goes there. It's more of like, okay, if you like a good fresh burger, like it's affordable to everyone. So mm-hmm. That's, that's where I felt like, I don't know. I think just my heart is with children and I feel like I didn't go into pediatric dentistry to just. A fee for service type population.I went into pediatric dentistry to, to help the kids with the best level of care that need it the most. And if we could find a way to make it into a profitable business, then why? Why won't, why wouldn't you do that, right? Mm-hmm. Michael: Mary, when did that change then, for you, when you were like, okay, I, I did my startup, I wanted to be boutique, and then you.All right, now we're gonna be in and out. Like it felt like there was some part in your, in this moment, maybe it was before, I don't know. You honed in, you hyper-focused on exactly what you wanted to be do and things like that. when did that happen? The Mary: moment that I can think of is when I had a family actually that had like two or three adopted children that were under Medicaid, and then they had a couple biological children that were like ppo.And so, um, parents told me that they would always have to take the Dental Cal or the Medi-Cal kids somewhere else because there wasn't like a quality dental office that took everybody that was a specialist. And so at that time I was like, well, I don't want you to have to split up or like, feel like you're not getting that quality care.And, and that's the comments that we get is like, Oh, I've, I've never seen a Medicaid office look like this or provide this level of care. So I think there's a stigma with like Medicaid offices. Mm-hmm. Is that they're a rundown, or the technology's not there, or you're not getting the quality of care that you would get.But I think that we've changed that. You know, we're like, you know, no matter who you are, you're still gonna get the same level of quality. No matter if you're a Dcal patient or you're a cash patient, you're gonna get the same level of quality. There's no difference in. Service or procedure or products or materials that you get recommended, um, because of your payer status.And so I think knowing that you can serve everyone, um, and like I said, that one family was that one moment where I was like, oh man, I didn't realize that, you know, you had to kind of split up your family just because there wasn't one place that you could go that you were comfortable with. Michael: Mm-hmm. That's true.And I'm sure it means a lot for the child too, you know what I mean? And when looking back, maybe not in that moment, but like looking back, they're gonna, you know what I mean? Think about it and say, oh, we always had to go to like another practice that like real, they heard us, they did all this. Right. And my brother and sister, they went to the nice one, right?And things like that. And I wanted to go, but looking back, they'll, they'll realize that. But So then when it came to the Medi-Cal, do you feel like sometimes people, or Dentca, do you think sometimes people. Like, you know what Mary? Like, I, I wanna accept it. I do accept it in Medicare, but I just, I either have to see a ton of patience in order to make something and pay my team, and then I don't even have time to get, you know what I mean?What's the latest technology? Let's do an admin day. Let's figure things out. Let's make our mission, you know what I mean? Or is it the. Kind of the other way where it's like, Hey look, I don't wanna do that because I'm not gonna have the time for and the money to do what I wanna do with my practice. Mary: Right.I think everyone's goals are different. Right. like we talked about before, some doctors just like to sit and chat with their patients and for quite some time. I'm the type that delegates very well. So what I mean by that is, is my assistants are trained to do a lot of the anticipatory guidance in nutritional counseling.The oral hygiene instructions. Um, they spend 95% of the time with the patient. And so I'm just going in to diagnose, verify, and make treatment recommendations. So I allow my team to. Really develop that bond with the patient and be the main educator because they can tell them exactly the same thing that I tell them and it doesn't make a difference if it comes from me or from the assistant.And I feel like doing it that way empowers them too. Um, because I've hired some assistants who have worked for 10, 15 years, but they've never passed an instrument to the. Because they said that the doctor likes everything on their tray. Kind of like in dental school, we are the only, like, we are our own assistant, so you're used to working a certain way.And so I've had assistants that only hold the suction for doctor, and they've done that for 10 years. But when it comes to pre-op, post-op instructions, You know, getting everything ready, you know, informing the patient of all of these things. They've never done that because the doctor does all of that.So, you know, I think for us, we, the quality of the care that you're providing, but also the patient experience is very important. And so do I feel like the patient experience with my dental assistant doing a lot of the talking, communicating education, Am I still able to provide that with the same level of care as if I were to do it myself?And I do. You know, and I think that we, we have, we call like a Lollipop Dental Training Academy, where we actually go through training for every single person. And like their first week they're, it's customer service training. So they're learning how to talk, what type of energy they're gonna bring, and then they're learning all the verbiage when they come. Michael: Break that down to me. How does the Lollipop Dental Academy work? So the first week is customer service, and then every day you like, welcome, come on to the team. And how does it. Mary: Yeah, so after they do onboarding, the first week is, like I said, customer service training. It could be anything from learning all the education.There's a lot of role playing, so I'll just use a baby exam as an example. Like if you have a child and you bring the baby in for the first visit, there's a series of questions and recommendations. That are asked such as, does your child have any habits? What type of water are you drinking? And then depending on what the parent says, we make a recommendation on that.So we do a lot of role playing. So that way every assistant is trained on not only the guidelines, but also what to recommend and even how to respond if a patient says I wouldn't say the wrong thing, but let's just say if it's a, it's a bad habit. how to say that in a way that's not judgmental, you know?So like, Kind of like when you go to the dentist, right? And they say, are you flossing? And they just say, yeah, but they're not really flossing like they're supposed to, but they know that if they say no, there's gonna be a lecture. Mm-hmm. So there's never a lecture, there's never any judgment zone. Um, the way that we teach our team is, you know, treat them as if they're your bestie, bringing you their baby and you just wanna help them, right?So. Mm-hmm. Um, so yeah, customer service training, week two, we go into, I think certifications, um, expectations on quality. Hmm. So a lot of, you know, not every dental assistant, um, Corona Polish is the same, you know, some of them don't do it as thoroughly. So we do have like clinical excellence, expectations and it's graded, so then they'll get graded on the quality of each thing.And then I think each week they just progress in clinical skill. And then there are expectations of customer service each week as well. Meaning, did you get a Yelp review? Like week two? You should have two. Week three, you should have three Week four, you should have four that week. So they have those expectations.Two. Michael: Wow. Has it ever happened where it's like, Hey, it's week four. I I, I didn't get a Yelp four. You know what I mean? Like, are they just asking or how are they getting these? Mary: Yeah, they're just asking, you know, like there's ways that we ask and um, And their lead or their trainer will help them, because sometimes people are shy.But, but then you have to get them into that habit of, okay, this is the expectation that you have is you have to get four, but if you got one week one, then you know how to do it. Now you just gotta keep doing it. Um, so yeah, they ask. Michael: Gotcha. Uh, you mentioned that you have a way to ask how. Mary: I don't wanna tell you all my secrets, but, Michael: but we get it.You got, you got you, got you. Okay. No worries. Okay. That's interesting though. So then how long is that? When is the training process done? Mary: Normally it's week seven or week eight. All of the basics have been taught. then it's just repetition, right? Like if you're practicing, uh, space maintainers, then you.Have a certain level, um, before you get that signed off. And then once you, once clinically, you, the trainer feels like you are competent. It's like a competency in dental school. Like you keep doing it until you pass. Mm-hmm. And then once they. Are competent and our leadership team feels like they're ready for the next step.And then they're, you know, we kind of see where each team member is and what, how they think they can contribute past just clinical skill. And everyone's different. You know, some people wanna train, some people wanna lead the team. Some people like KPIs and metrics. You know, um, everyone's a little bit different.Michael: Nice. So then has anybody. Not like, maybe like week four you're just like, all right. You know, taking, taking you out, you know what I mean? Kind of thing. Oh Mary: yeah. I mean, there's a certain level of expectation. You know, some people interview very well, but then are really shy mm-hmm. On the floor. Um, and if they don't kind of break out of their shell and meet the expectation, then we do have those conversations.Mm. Like maybe you're not meant to work with kids, you know, even though you think you are because of x, Y. Mm-hmm. Michael: Does that normally go good, those conversations? Mary: Um, I always say we never let someone go as a surprise, you know, so we do, um, you know, verbal conversations, um, written warnings, uh, everything. So we, we set expectations, um, to make sure that they understand what the benchmarks are and, you know, and I.If they meet our core values. And, and I think that's the main thing. If you meet our core values, but it takes you a little bit longer to get where we want you to be, but we can see that there's progression, then that's more important. And, and maybe not, this role's not for you. Maybe we need to make a lateral move and put you in another department because you're struggling with this.Mm-hmm. You know? So, um, so I think. You know, we, we follow traction with like our, our, um, meeting cadence and systems and we do what they call the people analyzer, where if we don't have clarity on whether or not we should keep someone, we just put it across our core values and see if, okay, are you kind, are you dedicated?Do you have a growth mindset? Do you show leadership quality? Um, are you, you know, team player? And then if they do seem like they have all of our core values, then we say, okay, maybe they're just struggling with this. Maybe they'll do better in billing, or maybe they'll do better in this role, um, because we do feel like they fit our culture, but they're just a slower learner.Or maybe they're not that detailed in this, but they're super customer service oriented. So maybe we can put them in a people operations role or so. Michael: Gotcha. Okay. That's interesting. And so when that happens, let's just say for example, you're, they don't meet one or two core values, but you're kind of dry on that role.You know what I mean? Like where you're, or has that ever happen? I know that's happening a lot to a lot of us out here right now where we're struggling looking for team members. Right. Um, but it comes to you where you're like, okay, we need this. They're not the best fit, but we can do for now, does, do you do that or.Mary: So if someone's a straight no. So we do it like a plus, plus minus, and then a minus. Mm-hmm. So if they're like, let's just, I'll just use proactive, right? So if they're like kind of proactive sometimes, but then sometimes they're not, they'll get a plus minus, and that means we can work on it. But if they're our, one of our core values is dedication, and they're like, no, because they're late every single day and they call out.Then we say, okay, this needs to change right away. And if they're late for the next, 30 to 90 days I think is what they do if they're late one time in the next 90 days. And that could be grounds for immediate termination. So we, we really do stick to the core values when it comes to. If you're not dedicated, you're not dedicated because you call out or you come in late every day.That's disrespectful to everybody that comes on time, and it's showing that we as a company tolerate that and it goes against who we are. So we have let very good skilled people go. Due to not fitting our core values. And it, and it always ends up being that the team appreciates that. Mm-hmm. They're like, oh, they were late every day.Like, why should I come on time every day if they're allowing that? So we do, um, we do do the people analyzer and like I said, it does give you clarity on whether or not someone fits who we. Michael: Gotcha. Okay. That's interesting. Now, you also mentioned that once you open the first practice second, right, you systematized.Mm-hmm. I know a lot of the times we think when we open a practice, number one, we're like, got it. I know the blueprint. I can do the same thing for the second one. Is that true? Mary: No. You always have to pivot and change. Because they're, you know, like, I'll use one perfect example. When you have one location, everyone, you can probably verify all your own insurance, right?You don't really need help, you're not that busy. Mm-hmm. Or you've come up with the way that works. But then as you well in that one location, if as you grow, it's gonna put a lot of stress on your team. what we do is we say, okay guys, what is it we could automate and what is it that that's causing you a lot of stress right now that we can help?And from there we come up with a solution to help with that. But I think as you're growing more locations, um, it's not gonna be the same, you know, like you have more team members, you need more managers, um, you centralize a lot of your services. You know, because you don't need a biller for each office.Now you can have a bill. For four offices, you know, for me it's kind of fun building out different parts of our organization. Um, but you know, there's so many things that change that I couldn't even put my finger on one thing. But I think the main thing is, people, you know, like the larger that your organization.You know, you're and I, and this example I love to use is like, when it's just you and five people, your influence is really strong. You see them every day. You work with them every day. It's like a wifi signal, right? Like you're there and they like, you're really in tune. But as you grow, your wifi signal gets weaker and weaker.So then you need people. In place that's gonna keep that signal strong. And so they say one person can effectively manage up to five to seven people. And I do believe that like once you get to like 10, 12, 13 people, then you're not as effective in leading those people. But, but yeah, there's, there's so many things that change.It's hard to just say one thing, but I think just keeping up with what your needs are and knowing that you need leadership in place to make sure that. Each of the team members still feel loved and cared for and, and engaged. And it doesn't necessarily have to be you, the doctor, it could just be whoever it is that their manager mm-hmm.Um, is. Michael: Yeah, I like that. It's, it's true. The wifi, you know what I mean? Didn't they say it's like, um, you can test it out with like a pizza party or something like that, like get a pizza and then however much, you know what I mean? If you're like, I need to order two pizzas, and that means you have too many people on your team or so.Yeah. In the room. Yeah, something like that. But, uh, that's awesome. I really appreciate that, um, analogy and at the same time, I know it's kind of, um, difficult for a lot of people to try to systematize right. When it comes to this. So how did you come up with it? Did you seek help? I know you said you read traction, things like that, but like how did you nail.Mary: So I think the one thing that really helped me the most was joining a mastermind of people who were very like-minded or better than me, right? Or like better meaning, um, have grown their organization a lot larger. And we're still sane. Mm-hmm. They didn't feel like, crazy yet. So, um, so yeah, surrounding yourself with the people that have that same mindset and that are, that have achieved more than you is so inspiring.You know, you know how they say you never wanna be the smartest person in the, cuz then you're in the wrong room. Right. So I love to surround myself with really growth, like growth mindset. Uh, people who really challenge me, um, to be better. And so, and, and I joined, um, The D E o I think maybe like few years ago.It's a mastermind group for dental organizations that are starting off. Um, and then I've joined other groups as well. Uh, and I think everyone's tea is different, right? They just mm-hmm. Some people, um, like different groups. But I would say anything that challenges you, that makes you grow is something that, that is priceless, Michael: Yeah, I like that. Okay. And then right now with your practices e even if you could recall with like year one or your first practice, what were you doing for marketing and advertising and what'd you stick with throughout this whole time? Um, so Mary: as far as marketing, we, um, we did a lot of just grassroots, you know, so we would go out in the community, set up tables, um, we would visit pediatricians.I mean, we would. To events where our patient avatar would be. Mm-hmm. Which is anywhere with children. Right. Or moms. And, and we still do that. I mean, we do a lot of preschool presentations. We do a lot of health fairs where moms are. and then, you know, as far as like, spend on online marketing, we don't really do any of that.Most of it is just, I think, um, You know, asking for reviews and more grassroots. And we do a lot of, um, like internal promotions for our current patients. Um, but you know, to be honest, we don't spend a lot on actual, like marketing. Mm-hmm. Michael: No, I think that's, that's brilliant. Like the ground marketing, the grassroots marketing.when you went to these events, Well, two questions. How did you get inside of like the, the preschools and things like that? Like what would you say? But the second thing is like, did you have an incentive that you would offer them for them to sign up or, Mary: or. No, we just called and asked. I mean, I think there's a power in asking, you know, like I said, asking for reviews, asking for like, Hey, can we come to your school and do a preschool presentation?We'd give them little goodies like, like, you know, postcards and toothbrush and some branded stuff. Um, but you know, most of it was just being bold. Putting yourself out there. You know, like when we go to now, we have tools, two full-time marketing people, which we didn't have before. Marketing department when I first opened was me, but which I still go sometimes, but they have more, they, they have a lot more energy than I do now.Mm-hmm. But, um, but yeah, so as we've grown, you know, we have one, um, social media person who goes, gets content and posts everything, and, and then we have one person who does just pr. Um, community events and like website. So, as we've grown, we just wanted someone just strictly focused on social media, engaging with the families, doing contests, um, and yeah, it's been good.Michael: It's been good. Cool, cool. So then you don't, like when it comes to the health fairs, right, you don't really give out any, I guess, incentives or anything like that for people to. Mary: Oh yeah. So we do put them in a drawing. I think. Like if you book an appointment on the spot at the event, um, I think your name goes into a drawing for like a basket full of like dental stuff.I think like a toothbrush and all of that. But um, and I think we have like one of those wheels mm-hmm. That you spin that gives away. So we do like little fun things like that, but, um, but we don't have, I don't think like a coupon or, or anything. Yeah. It's just more, um, our biggest goal is to book the appointment.Mm-hmm. So then when we have our marketing team out there, you know, their key performance indicator is how many appointments did you book? Mm-hmm. You know, and that's how we know Michael: how they do. And they normally show up or is it like a no show or like what's the percentage? Um, Mary: I think they come, I mean, I don't know exactly the metrics, but I mean, I don't think that there has been an issue with the no-shows.I mean, our cancellation rate is pretty low cuz we do like a pretty good job of making sure we have a confirmed schedule. Of course people get sick, you know, and kids get sick in, in that just happens. But, um, but this is part of like your systems, right? And processes, like how firm is your confirmation? schedule D being done, right.And then if a few days before you have all these holes in the schedule, how are you gonna fill it, you know? Mm-hmm. So we have people in place that really make sure that we have, a productive schedule, like different avenues. Gotcha. Okay. Michael: Interesting. So then if you could, from the moment, let's talk about from the moment you decided to open your startup Right.Till today. Right. What's been some of your biggest struggles or pitfalls?Mary: I wouldn't really call them struggles cause I look at every, like, I feel like I am super growth mindset where I really don't stay down wi on something that bothers me because, I think being an entrepreneur, you know, things are gonna happen. Maybe the first time, like, so I'll use this as an example.The first time I had to let someone go, I couldn't sleep the night before at all. Mm-hmm. Like I was nervous, I was like crying. I wrote this long letter about how much I love this person and how I'm just so heartbroken. And then I remember when I let her go, I said, oh, you know, I'm so sorry. I have to let you go.And she was just like, okay. And she walked out the door. And I was, I was heartbroken that she wasn't as emotional as I was. I spent way too much time over this breakup. Then she did. Right. So going back to that and thinking of like where I am today, I've realized that in order to be successful, you have to just.That things are not always gonna go as planned, and that it's gonna be like a rollercoaster. No matter you're in business for five years or 25 years, there's always gonna be things that happen that are not going to be the way that you anticipated, but it's, that shouldn't predict. where you go, right?Like, that should just be a part of the journey. Say, okay, this is, there's gonna be something that happens. Like everything is smooth sailing right now, but I know in the next three months it could be completely different. How am I as a leader of my organization gonna respond to any of these, obstacles that come along the way?And so I never dwell on anything, like if somebody leaves or if something happens, I always say, well, nobody died. Right. Knock on wood. Yeah. Okay. How are we gonna fix this moving forward so that we don't make the same mistake again? What, like how do we drop the ball on this patient that they're not happy with us?How do we put that into our system so that way we make sure that we. got that eye or crossed that T and so we problem solve quickly and then move on. You know, we don't really dwell on anything becau um, anything that happened in the past, because the more time you spend doing that, the more you kind of just bring yourself down and you're not able to focus on your future.And then there's so many people that rely on you to be in that right mindset, you know, like, yeah. Michael: I like that. Okay. Problem solve quickly, right? Yes. And that's, I think, uh, I know for me sometimes, um, same thing like where you're like, oh my God, you dwell and dwell and then you're, you know what I mean? But you grew out of it, you know, so that's great.Oh, yeah. Fast. Yeah. No, that's fantastic. When it comes to you feeling personally burnt out How do you cope with that Mary: de. there's this one exercise that I do at least quarterly. I try to do it monthly, but it's really simple and it helps keep me in a right mindset. But basically I write down everything I do from morning until night, like generally speaking.So like pack my kids lunch, check my email, check my slack. Uh, check in with people and my leadership team. And then I, I go through this whole list and I'm like, what is it that I don't like to do on this list? Like, what is it that I could delegate? So then, you know, for example, I wrote, right now what's on my list is interviewing doctors because I love, I loved doing it, but now I get so many resumes, it's like very time consuming.But I know that, I mean, it's not something that I don't like to do, don't get me wrong, but It's not my favorite thing. It's kind of like a, you know. Yeah. Okay. And so then I put on here the name of the person who I'm gonna delegate that to, and then I start making sure that I have another doctor on my team sit with me on the interview, start training for that position, so then I could take that off my plate.So, I do get asked that a a lot like, oh, Mary, how do you do all of this? You know, like, you're a mom, you open practices, you do a mastermind group. So as a hobby, I do a mastermind group too at night, a couple a week, just to help other women who are having a hard time with, um, practice ownership.Right. But then I, it's because I delegate a lot, you know? Mm-hmm. Like I have a few persona