This episode is brought to you by Set for Life Insurance - a trusted partner in disability insurance for physicians. In this episode, Dr. Lee McIntyre discusses science denial and how to engage in reasonable conversations with science deniers. He shares a blueprint that all science deniers seem to follow, which includes cherry-picking evidence, believing in conspiracy theories, engaging in illogical reasoning, relying on fake experts, and expecting science to be perfect. McIntyre shares his experience of attending a flat earth convention and how understanding their reasoning patterns can be helpful in conversations with other types of deniers. Looking for something specific? Here you go! 00:02:06 Blueprint for science deniers. 00:09:21 Be vigilant of your beliefs. 00:12:24 Admitting uncertainty builds trust. 00:21:05. Listen before you try convincing. 00:26:24 Be patient and build trust. 00:28:43 Approach conversations with empathy. More on Dr. Lee McIntyre: Dr. Lee McIntyre, a prominent scholar, and Ethics Instructor at Harvard Extension School, is dedicated to promoting scientific reasoning in an era marked by science denial. Author of "How to Talk to a Science Denier" (MIT Press, 2021), he equips the public with tools to engage constructively with science deniers. On SftPublic's "Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations" program, he shared insights from this book in March 2021. Dr. McIntyre's earlier work, "The Scientific Attitude," emphasizes the importance of the scientific mindset and critical thinking, addressing the rising skepticism toward established scientific facts. In an age where anti-reason sentiment and science denialism are resurging, Dr. McIntyre's advocacy for the scientific attitude is pivotal. His work serves as a beacon of enlightenment, urging society to embrace scientific reasoning to preserve rational discourse and truth-seeking in these challenging times. Find and connect with Dr. McIntyre on his website. Did ya know… You can also be a guest on our show? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect or visit www.physiciansguidetodoctoring.com to learn more about the show! Socials: @physiciansguidetodoctoring on FB @physicianguidetodoctoring on YouTube @physiciansguide on Instagram and Twitter
In today's episode, we will be exploring three career investments that every creative professional should be making. Todd brings a unique perspective on the topic, emphasizing the importance of making small investments now that can lead to significant dividends in the future.The first investment he discusses is the flexibility of focus and engagement. He encourages listeners to take a broader view of their career and seek out roles that offer increasing levels of flexibility as they grow professionally. This flexibility allows them to navigate their way into work that is personally meaningful and uniquely contributive.The second investment Todd highlights is diversity of income. He cautions against becoming overly dependent on a single source of income, especially for freelance creatives. He urges listeners to start diversifying their portfolio of income streams to protect themselves from potential disruptions in the future.Lastly, Todd explores the connection between financial freedom and the ability to do meaningful work. He emphasizes the importance of keeping expenses low and avoiding debt, as it gives individuals the freedom to pursue work that truly matters to them.So, whether you're just starting your career or already well-established in your field, this episode is packed with valuable insights and practical advice to help you make these three career investments. Tune in now and take the first steps towards building a resilient and successful creative career.Five Key Learnings From The Episode:1. Investing in flexibility of focus and engagement is crucial for building a resilient and successful career in the creative professions. This means seeking roles that offer increasing levels of freedom and focus as you gain mastery.2. Building a diverse portfolio of income streams is essential, especially for freelance creatives. Relying solely on one source of income can be risky, as it can disappear unexpectedly. Side hustles and non-competitive projects can serve as a hedge against future income disruption.3. It's important to view your career as an investment portfolio that requires long-term thinking. Just like you forgo immediate spending to save and invest for future gains, you may need to do work now that you don't love in order to create opportunities for more fulfilling work later on.4. Financial freedom is closely tied to the ability to do meaningful work. Avoid increasing your spending in proportion to your income growth, as it can lead to trade-offs and compromise your ability to pursue work that truly matters to you.5. When seeking career advice, be cautious of seeking validation for decisions you've already made. Advice should be context-specific, and what works for one person may not work for another. It's best to consider your individual path and make informed decisions based on your own circumstances.Timestamped Overview:[00:00:25] Three career investments for creative professionals.[00:05:49] Diversify income streams; start a side hustle.[00:09:09] Build equity, not just earning income.[00:11:30] Income, location, equity - keys to flexibility.Mentioned in this episode:Please Support Our Sponsors:Aeropress: Shouldn't coffee taste like it smells when you first open a bag of beans? AeroPress Coffee makers combine three brew methods into one easy to use coffee press, unlike other presses, AeroPress uses filtration to keep out bitter grinds and air pressure to extract the purest, freshest flavors. Try the new Clear Aeropress and get 15% off at Aeropress.com/creative. Zbiotics: Zbiotics is the world's first genetically engineered probiotic. It was invented by PhD scientists to tackle rough mornings after drinking. Visit Zbiotics.com/accidental and use code ACCIDENTAL for 15% off your first...
In this episode, Mary Sullivan, co-founder of Sweet but Fearless, talks with Alexandra Bernard-Simmons, Founder and CEO of Think Like a Boss, about her incredible journey from tech to entertainer to entrepreneur and the lessons she's learned along the way. Alexandra reflects on how imposter syndrome and self-doubt can lead to a mindset of self-sabotage and the importance of looking inward to overcome the hurdles we put in front of ourselves. Relying on your strength, resilience, and being true to your authentic self, you take back control and make your soul shine. Resources mentioned in the podcastLinkedIn – Alexandra Bernard-Simmons Website - Think Like a Boss Retreats - Think Like a Boss Retreats Book – “Think Like a Boss: 31 Tips to Grow Your Brand from the Inside Out” Check-in with Sweet but FearlessWebsite - Sweet but FearlessFacebook - Successful Women's NetworkLinkedIn - Successful Women's Network
I'm all about empowerment and a "get-it-done" attitude! But what about when we do have to rely on others? In this episode, we talk about our values, the way we personally operate, quotes that reinforce our stories, and how to let others in when needed. Thank you for joining me!Join: Are you a busy woman looking to maintain your identity? Go to aisforadversity.com/boost to join the Sunshine Community today!Share: Please share this episode with a friend!Visit: https://betterhelp.com/aisforadversity for 10% off your first month of online therapy!
Do you want to cultivate a greater ability to remain unoffendable? Are you seeking a solution to help you navigate through the challenges of taking offense easily? Discover the key to unlocking an increased capacity to stay unoffendable. In this podcast we will share 3 ways we can easily become offended as Christians: with other Christians, with non-believers, and with God.In this episode, you will be able to:- Explore the intricate dynamics of societal offense and learn how to navigate it more effectively.- Delve into the purpose of empathy and understanding in easing offensive situations.- Uncover the power dynamics and consequences of gossip and offense within church communities.- Gain insight into the subtle art of resolving misunderstandings and handling offense.- Recognize how to grow spiritually even when faced with offense against God.Connect with us!Join our Group on Facebook with the podcast community https://www.facebook.com/groups/eyesonjesuspodcast/Email questions or show topic ideas to email@example.comBe sure to connect with the hosts! For more information on Drew Barker:Follow Drew on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drewsbarker/For more information on Tim Ferrara:Get all his links in one place- to his social media, all 3 of his books, and more https://linktr.ee/discerning_dadCheck out his website! https://discerning-dad.com/The key moments in this episode are:00:00:00 - Creating Division and Offense, 00:03:12 - The Impact of Offense, 00:05:24 - The Definition of Offense, 00:07:04 - Understanding Others' Offense, 00:11:16 - Creating Division with Offense, 00:14:00 - The Power of Gossip and Offense, 00:17:38 - Having a Process for Dealing with Offense, 00:19:26 - Offense Among Christians, 00:23:05 - Personal Experience with Offense, 00:25:13 - The Danger of Gossip, 00:27:17 - Understanding Church Hurt, 00:29:38 - Offense with Non-Believers, 00:30:31 - Jesus and Offense, 00:32:23 - Personal Calling, 00:38:07 - Acting on Injustice, 00:41:05 - Understanding Non-Christians, 00:42:22 - Offense from God, 00:43:54 - Changing Beliefs vs. Behavior, 00:44:47 - Relying on Others vs. Personal Faith, 00:49:43 - Unwavering Faith, 00:54:54 - Who is the Ministry Target?, 00:55:20 - The Process of Waiting, 00:56:03 - The Importance of Character, 00:57:45 - Challenges in Ministry, 01:00:01 - Offense and Significance,
We got Ore's husband on the pod. We spoke about the following:- - Eugene's athletics journey - Nudes whilst Eugene is away for weeks? - Going into marriage a non-virgin Hosts:- Gabz: @Gabz_Amadi Eman: @Gaemechanger Ore: @Ms_Ore #RTRWPodcast You can contact us: Twitter: @RTRW_Podcast Instagram: @RealTalkRealWalk_ Email: RealTalkRealWalk@hotmail.com
Do you truly believe in yourself at all times in all circumstances? Relying solely on self-belief that comes from the good times is limiting, like building a sandcastle by the water's edge. It might stand tall and proud for a little while, but it is vulnerable to the next wave that comes in, and it can crumble at any time. True self-belief is built regardless of what's happening with the weather and the tide, and can't be affected by external circumstances. This week, discover the power of self-belief, especially during challenging times, and learn how to cultivate self-belief regardless of what is happening outside of you. I show you how the ebb and flow of life can influence your self-confidence and belief in yourself, and share some tips to help you start generating belief in yourself. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.maisiehill.com/144
Why spiral alone when you can spiral with friends? Just kidding - kinda. If you find yourself apologizing to your friends for "dumping" your issues on them or feeling bad about a having little menty-b (mental breakdown) via text/call, this one's for you. We know dealing with mental health and just the every day crazy that is life sometimes can be hard, and we always advocate therapy, but there's something special and healing about sharing your experience with those you trust. Sometimes, they feel the same kind of crazy you do! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/imuncomfortablepod/support
What's God's vision for your parish? In this episode, Jacqueline and Dan welcome Fr. Clint Ressler from Texas City, USA to talk about vision. Fr Clint shares his creative way of building relationships with parishioners in the midst of isolation. We also get to hear stories of how his parish “tactical discernment team" brought God's vision to life in their church. You can learn about Fr Clint's parish through their website More Resources: SEE the news story covering Fr. Clint's pandemic outreach CHECK OUT our previous podcast episode: "Relying on the Holy Spirit" READ Divine Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish, by Fr. James Mallon LEARN MORE about COACHING at our website COME to the next online From the Trenches webinar: Why a Parish on Mission Loves Leadership Summits
A common trend in the personal finance community is the notion of living below your means. Meaning, you're able to live on less than what you make. Most successful savers and financially successful people in general have mastered the living within your means phenomena. In fact, they have mastered it so well that they actually live below their means! As for the rest of us, we must crawl before we can walk. Before we can master living within or under our means, we need to know how to stop living above our means. In this episode, I'm sharing some simple ways you can live within your means and still enjoy a life you love. Be prepared to take some mental notes and feel free to start implementing immediately! Here's a glance at this episode: [03:05] Don't know where your money is going? I walk you through the steps to take to pinpoint what money is coming in and going out. [06:09] Making more money can help ensure you are living within (or under) your means. I share a few ideas to bring in more money. [09:57] Your credit card company can reduce your credit card limit at any time. Relying on credit cards is a habit you don't want to form. [14:21] I share a list of things you can do to set your future self up for financial success. Start with one and work your way through the list! Subscribe, Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts This helps me support more people — just like you — to make the best money moves as they make their way to their dream life. Resources mentioned in this episode: Learn about my 1-on-1 money coaching program Get your question answered on the podcast! Ask your question here. Struggling with your finances? Request a call with me (and get a budget)! Follow City Girl Savings on Instagram Follow City Girl Savings on TikTok Join the City Girl Savings Facebook Group Subscribe to the City Girl Savings Newsletter! Check out the City Girl Savings blog!
The system for coordinating organ donations and transplants in the United States is broken, according to experts who have testified over the course of many years to Congress. In this episode, hear their testimony about what is wrong with the current system and then we'll examine the bill that aims to fix the problems. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via Support Congressional Dish via (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources August 3, 2022. Senate Finance Committee. Lenny Bernstein and Todd C. Frankel. August 3, 2022. The Washington Post. February 10, 2020. Senate Finance Committee. The Bill Audio Sources July 20, 2023 Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Health Care Witnesses: LaQuayia Goldring, Patient Molly J. McCarthy, Vice Chair & Region 6 Patient Affairs Committee Representative, Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Matthew Wadsworth, President and CEO, Life Connection of Ohio Raymond J. Lynch, MD, MS, FACS, Professor of Surgery and Director of Transplantation Quality and Outcomes, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Donna R. Cryer, JD, Founder and CEO, Global Liver Institute Clips 30:40 Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): HRSA, the Health Resources Agency, is on track to begin the contract process this fall and we're just going to be working here to complement their effort. 36:30 Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): In 2005, I started the investigation of the deadly failures of UNOS, the monopoly tasked with managing the US organ donation system. Since then, more than 200,000 patients have needlessly died on the organ waiting list. There's a reason that I call UNOS the fox guarding the hen house. For nearly two decades, UNOS has concealed serious problems [at] the nation's organ procurement organizations, known as OPOs, instead of working to uncover and correct the corruption. This human tragedy is even more horrific because many of these deaths were preventable. They were the result of [a] corrupt, unaccountable monopoly that operates more like a cartel than a public servant. 44:45 LaQuayia Goldring: As a toddler, at the age of three, I was diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer that took the function of my left kidney. And when I was 17, I went back into complete renal failure and I received a first kidney transplant at that time. Unfortunately, in 2015, I went back into kidney failure. And at that time, I wasn't ready for another transplant, but I didn't have a choice but to go back on dialysis. I've been waiting nine agonizing years for a transplant, dependent upon a dialysis machine five days a week, just to be able to live. I was told that I would receive a kidney transplant within three to five years. But yet I am still waiting. I am undergoing monthly surgeries just to be able to get my dialysis access to work so that I can continue to live until I get a transplant. The UNOS waitlist is not like one to 100, where everybody thinks you get a number. I'm never notified on where I stand on the list or when I will get the call. I have to depend on an algorithm to make the decision of what my fate will be. 47:55 LaQuayia Goldring: Just a few weeks ago, a donor family reached out to me to be a directed kidney donor, meaning they chose me specifically for a kidney transplant. But unfortunately, due to the errors in the UNOS technology, I was listed as inactive and this was a clerical error. And all that they told me was this was a clerical error, and they could not figure out why I was inactive. But when it came down to it, I'm actually active on the transplant list. 51:45 Molly McCarthy: The Federal monopoly contractor managing the organ donation system, UNOS, is an unmitigated failure. And its leadership spends more time attacking critics than it does taking steps to fix the system. I've seen this firsthand in my five years as a patient volunteer with the OPTN and three years ago, I stepped into the role of Vice Chair of the Patient Affairs Committee, or PAC. 53:45 Molly McCarthy: Further, I have been called by a board member telling me to stop focusing on system outage and downtime of the UNOS tech system. He told me that having downtime wasn't a big deal at all, "the donors are dead anyway." That comment speaks volumes to me about the lack of empathy and respect UNOS has for donor families. 55:00 Molly McCarthy: Congress needs to break up the UNOS monopoly by passing 1668, ensuring that HHS uses its authority to replace UNOS as its contractor. 1:00:15 Matt Wadsworth: Break up the OPTN contract and allow for competition. 1:00:40 Matt Wadsworth: I commend this committee for introducing legislation to finally break up this monopoly and I stand ready to work with you in any way possible to ensure that this bill passes. It's the only way this industry will be able to save more patients' lives. 1:02:10 Dr. Raymond Lynch: I want to differentiate between organ donation, which is the altruistic decision of the donor patient and their family, and organ procurement, which is the clinical care provided by OPO staff. This is what turns the gift of donation into the usable organs for transplant. Organ procurement is a clinical specialty. It's the last medical care that many patients will ever receive. It's reimbursed by the federal government and it's administered by OPOs that are each the only provider in the territory to which they hold federal contracts. Right now patient care delivered by OPOs is some of the least visible in American healthcare. I can't tell you how many patients were evaluated by OPO workers in the US in 2022. I can't tell you how many patients were examined, or how many families were given information about donation, or how many times an OPO worker even showed up to a hospital to do this clinical duty. This lack of information about what OPO providers actually do for patients is a root cause of the variability in rates of organ procurement around the country. My research has shown that what we call OPO performance is a measurable restriction on the supply of organs that results in the unnecessary deaths of patients with organ failure. For example, if the lowest performing OPOs from around the country had just reached the national median over a recent seven year period, there would have been 4957 more organ donors, yielding an estimated 11,707 additional organs for transplant. Because many OPOs operate in a low quality data environment and without appropriate oversight, almost 5,000 patients did not get adequate organ procurement care, and nearly 12,000 other patients did not receive life saving transplants. 1:03:55 Dr. Raymond Lynch: OPO clinical work is currently not visible, it's not benchmarkable, and it's not able to be adequately evaluated, analyzed, or compared. However, much of the hidden data about how OPOs provide care to patients is known to one entity and that entity is UNOS. 1:05:20 Dr. Raymond Lynch: We need a new network of highly skilled specialist organizations, each attending to areas of expertise in the management of the OPTN contract. 1:21:15 Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): When we look at OPTN, and look at the Securing Organ Procurement Act, the bill would strip the nonprofit requirement for the manager of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, which would open the door for profiting from organ procurement and donation. And to me, this is something that I think many people really fear, especially people that are on a waitlist. And so what I would like for you to do is to address that and address those concerns. And why or why not you think the Act has it right. Dr. Raymond Lynch: Thank you, Senator. I think it's unfortunate that people would be afraid of that and it needs to be changed. Many of the patients that you referenced are waitlisted at for-profit hospitals. For-profit is a part of American healthcare. And I can tell you that our not-for-profit entity doesn't work. And there are for-profit hospitals and for-profit transplant centers that do work. So patients don't need to be afraid of that. They do need to be afraid of the status quo. 1:28:30 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD): Ms. Cryer, do you have any views as to why it's much lower percentage chances for a racial minority to be able to have a transplant? Donna Cryer: Yes. And it really does come down to UNOS not doing its job of overseeing the organ procurement organizations. We know from many studies that black and brown communities donate organs in the same percentage they are the population. So it is not a problem of willingness to donate. It is a problem, as Miss Goldring was starting to discuss, about UNOS not ensuring that OPOs go out into the communities, develop relationships far before that horrible decision is needed to [be] made to donate the organs of a family member. 1:56:45 Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): And among the many reforms the legislation would support HRSA's proposal to break up the OPTN monopoly contract into multiple smaller contracts, which would allow some competition and allow the best vendors in the business to manage different parts of the transplant network operation. That means hiring IT experts to do the IT. It means hiring logistics experts to do logistics, and so on. 1:57:15 Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): UNOS does not want to lose control, so they're pushing to have the government limit eligibility only to nonprofit vendors that have worked in the past on organ donation, meaning, for instance, that the IT company that is hired to run OPTNs computers systems would have had to have worked on an organ transplant network in the past and be a nonprofit. So Ms. McCarthy, the requirement UNOS wants would seem to make it so that only one organization could apply for the new contract: UNOS. 1:58:35 Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): Right now, Congress has an opportunity to root out corruption in this system, but if we don't act before the current contract expires we won't have another shot for years. August 3, 2022 Senate Committee on Finance Witnesses: Brian Shepard, CEO, United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Diane Brockmeier, RN, President and CEO, Mid-America Transplant Barry Friedman, RN, Executive Director, AdventHealth Transplant Institute Calvin Henry, Region 3 Patient Affairs Committee Representative, Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Jayme Locke, M.D., MPH, Director, Division of Transplantation, Heersink School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham Clips 36:15 Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): A 1984 law created the first computerized system to match sick patients with the organs they need. It was named the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Someone needed to manage that system for the whole country, so the government sought to contract an organization to run it. UNOS was the only bidder for that first contract in 1986. The contract has come up for bid seven other times, UNOS has won all seven. Today, the network UNOS overseas is made up of nearly 400 members, including 252 transplant centers, and 57 regional organizations known as Organ Procurement Organizations, or OPOs. Each OPO is a defined geographic service network. Families sitting in a hospital room thinking about donating a loved one's organs does not have a choice of OPOs. 37:40 Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): Between 2010 and 2020, more than 1,100 complaints were filed by patients and families, staff, transplant centers, and others. The nature of these complaints runs the gamut. For example, in a number of cases, OPOs had failed to complete critical mandatory tests for matters like blood types, diseases, and infection. Our investigation found one patient died after being transplanted with lungs that a South Carolina OPO marked with the wrong blood type. Similar blood type errors happened elsewhere and patients developed serious illness. Some had to have organs removed after transplant. Another patient was told he would likely die within three years after an OPO in Ohio supplied him with a heart from a donor who had died of a malignant brain tumor. UNOS did not pursue any disciplinary action. In a case from Florida, another patient contracted cancer from transplanted organs and the OPO sat on the evidence for months. In total, our investigation found that between 2008 and 2015, and 249 transplant recipients developed a disease from transplanted organs. More than a quarter of them died. 38:55 Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): Delivering organs has been another source of life threatening errors. We found 53 such complaints between 2010 and 2020, as well as evidence that this was just the tip of the iceberg. In some cases, couriers missed a flight. In others, the organs were abandoned at airports. Some organs were never picked up. Many of these failures resulted in organs being discarded. 39:20 Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): It's reasonable to assume that many more errors are going unreported. Why? Because filing official complaints with UNOS appears to accomplish zero productive oversight or reform. Organ transplant professionals repeatedly told the Finance Committee that the complaint process was, and I quote here, "a black hole." Complaints went in, UNOS went quiet. In interviews with the Committee UNOS leaders have dragged their feet, dodged tough questions, and shifted responsibility onto others. investigations and disciplinary measures rarely amount to much more than a slap on the wrist. Only one time -- just once -- has UNOS recommended that an OPO lose their certification. 55:05 Diane Brockmeier: We must update the archaic technology system at UNOS. As OPOs, we are required to work with UNOS technology DonorNet every day. DonorNet is outdated, difficult to us,e and often slow to function when every minute counts. Manual entry subjects it to error and OPO and Transplant Center staff are not empowered with the right information when time is critical. I did serve in leadership roles on the OPO Committee from 2017 to 2022. Committee members and industry leaders voiced repeated requests to improve DonorNet. The consistent response was UNOS IT did not have the bandwidth to address this work. The limitations of the UNOS technology are delaying and denying transplants to patients that are dying on the waitlist. Poor technology impacts the disturbingly high kidney discard rate in the United States, where one in four kidneys never make it to a patient for transplantation. Critical time is lost due to the inefficiency of DonorNet, wasting time on offers that will not be accepted. Of course an available organ should be offered to the patient in this sequence. However, far too much of the matching, particularly on older donors and organs that are difficult to place, are left to the individual OPOs and transplant centers to find each other despite, rather than facilitated by, UNOS technology. Mid-America Transplant intentionally identifies surgeons who accept kidneys that have been repeatedly turned down many times. These are life saving options for those patients. In May of 2022, one of these patients was number 18,193 on the list. Relying on DonorNet alone, that kidney would never had been placed and the chance to save a life would have been wasted. 55:20 Diane Brockmeier: UNOS lacks urgency and accountability around identifying and remediating this preventable loss of organs, and they are not required to publicly report adverse events when patients are harmed, organs are lost, or the quality of patient care is deemed unsafe. UNOS does not require clinical training, licensure, or certification standards for OPO staff delivering critical patient care. In this environment, who's looking out for the patient? Who's being held accountable for poor patient care? No OPO has ever actually been decertified, regardless of its performance or its safety record. 57:55 Diane Brockmeier: When an OPO goes out of sequence to place an organ that would otherwise be thrown away, UNOS requires an explanation; however, when organs are recovered and discarded, you must remain silent. 58:05 Diane Brockmeier: We must remove conflicts to ensure effective governance. From 2018 to 2020, I served as a board member for the OPTN. Serving on the board of the OPTN automatically assigns membership to the UNOS board. My board experience revealed that at times UNOS actions are not aligned with its fundamental vision of a life saving transplant for everyone in need. How can you fairly represent the country's interest and a contractor's interest at the same time? 58:35 Diane Brockmeier: Board members are often kept in the dark about critical matters and are marginalized, particularly if they express views that differ from UNOS leadership. Preparatory small group calls are conducted prior to board meetings to explore voting intentions, and if the board member was not aligned with the opinion of UNOS leadership, follow up calls are initiated. Fellow board members report feeling pressured to vote in accordance with UNOS leadership. 59:10 Diane Brockmeier: To protect patients, I urge Congress and the administration to separate the OPTN functions into different contracts so that patients can be served by best-in-class vendors, to immediately separate the boards of the OPTN and OPTN contractors, and to ensure that patients are safeguarded through open data from both the OPTN and OPOs. 1:00:45 Barry Friedman: Approximately 23% of kidneys procured from deceased donors are not used and discarded, resulting in preventable deaths 1:00:55 Barry Friedman: Organ transportation is a process left to federally designated Organ Procurement Organizations, OPOs. Currently, they develop their own relationships with couriers, rely on airlines, charter flights, ground transportation, and federal agencies to facilitate transportation. In many cases, organs must connect from one flight to another, leaving airline personnel responsible for transfers. While anyone can track their Amazon or FedEx package, there is currently no consistent way of tracking these life saving organs. 1:01:45 Barry Friedman: Currently there is no requirement for OPOs to use tracking systems. 1:02:20 Barry Friedman: I also believe there's a conflict of interest related to the management of IT functions by UNOS, as the IT tools they offer transplant centers come with additional costs, despite these being essential for the safety and management of organs. 1:02:35 Barry Friedman: UNOS is not effectively screening organ donors so that they can be quickly directed to transplant programs. UNOS asks centers to voluntarily opt out of certain organs via a filtering process. As a result, OPOs waste valuable time making organ offers to centers that will never accept them. Time wasted equates to prolonged cold ischemic time and organs not placed, resulting in lost organ transplant opportunities. 1:03:10 Barry Friedman: Due to the limited expertise that UNOS has in the placement of organs, it would be best if they were no longer responsible for the development of organ placement practices. The UNOS policy making [process] lacks transparency. Currently OPTN board members concurrently serve as the board members of UNOS, which creates a conflict of interest that contributes to this lack of transparency. UNOS committees are formed in a vacuum. There is no call for nominations and no data shared with the transplant community to explain the rationale behind decisions that create policy change. 1:11:35 Dr. Jayme Locke: The most powerful thing to know about this is that every organ represents a life. We can never forget that. Imagine having a medication you need to live being thrown away simply because someone took too long to get it to you. Your life quite literally in a trash can. Organs are no different. They too have shelf lives and they are measured in hours. Discarded organs and transportation errors may sound abstract, but let me make this negligence real for you. In 2014, I received a kidney that arrived frozen, it was an ice cube you could put in your drink. The intended recipient was sensitized, meaning difficult to match. The only thing we could do was tell the waiting patient that due to the lack of transportation safeguard, the kidney had to be thrown in the trash, the final generous act of a donor in Maryland. In 2017, I received a kidney that arrived in a box that appeared to have tire marks on it. The box was squished and the container inside had been ruptured. We were lucky and were able to salvage the kidney for transplant. But why should luck even play a role? 1:12:45 Dr. Jayme Locke: In one week, I received four kidneys from four different OPOs, each with basic errors that led to the need to throw away those life saving organs. One due to a botched kidney biopsy into the kidneys collecting system, another because of a lower pole artery that had been cut during procurement that could have been fixed if someone involved had assessed the kidney for damage and flushed it before packing, but that didn't happen. Two others arrived to me blue, meaning they hadn't been flushed either. 1:13:15 Dr. Jayme Locke: Opacity at UNOS means that we have no idea how often basic mistakes happen across the country, nor can we have any confidence that anything is being done to redress such errors so they don't keep happening. 1:13:40 Dr. Jayme Locke: Women who have been pregnant, especially multiple times, are harder to match, contributing to both gender and racial disparities in access to transplant. This is a very real example of how a constrained pool of organs and high discards disproportionately hurt women and women of color, who are more likely to have multiple pregnancies. 1:14:25 Dr. Jayme Locke: Number one, immediately separate the OPTN board from any of the boards of any contractors. Number two, bring in real experts to ensure our patients are served by the best of the best in each field, separating out key functions of the OPTN, including policy, technology, and logistics. And number three, ensure that patients are safer by holding all contractors accountable through public adverse event reporting and immediate redressing of problems. 1:22:00 Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): The system doesn't seem to be fair to racial minorities or people living in rural communities. So what are your efforts underway to understand the root causes and help make the system fairer to patients on the waiting list to explain the factors that result in the disparity for minorities in rural populations in the process? And how can the federal government address a problem if we have to be involved in addressing it? Dr. Jayme Locke: One of the most important things that we don't currently do is we don't actually account for disease burden in terms of examining our waiting lists. So we have no way of knowing if we're actually serving the correct people, if the correct people are actually making it to the waiting list. Disease burden is super important because it not only identifies the individuals who are in need of transplantation, but it also speaks to supply. So areas with high rates of end stage kidney disease burden, like the southeastern United States are going to have much lower supply. And those waiting lists predominantly consist of African American or Black individuals. So if you want to make a truly equitable organ system, you have to essentially get more organs to those areas where there are higher disease burdens. I think the other thing is that we have to have more focus on how we approach donor families and make sure that we have cultural competence as a part of our OPOs, and how they approach families to ensure that we're not marginalizing minority families with regard to the organ donation process. 1:30:00 Brian Shepard: The OPTN IT system that UNOS operates has 99.99% uptime. It is a highly reliable system. We are audited annually by HRSA.... Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD): My information shows it's had 17 days down since I think 1999. That's not correct? Brian Shepard: In 23 years, yes, sir. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD): Okay, well, every day there's a loss of life, isn't it? Brian Shepard: That's the total amount of time over the couse of -- Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD): I hope our national event system isn't down 17 days a year. Brian Shepard: The system has never been down for a day. And to my knowledge, and I have not been at UNOS since 1999, there's been maybe one event that was longer than an hour, and that was three hours. But the total amount of time since 1999 -- Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD): So you're satisfied with your technology? You think you have the right technology? You're satisfied with your tracking systems now? You think everything is okay? Brian Shepard: We constantly improve our technology. We're subjected to 3 million attempts a day to hack into the patient database and we successfully repelled them all. So we are never satisfied with our technology, but we do maintain 99.99% uptime. We disagree with the USDS analysis of our systems. 1:37:25 Brian Shepard: If you're asking whether UNOS can prevent an OPO from operating or for being an OPO -- Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH: Well not prevent them, but require them to do something .You don't have the ability to require them...? Brian Shepard: The peer review process has significant persuasive authority, but all the payment authority and all the certification and decertification authority live at CMS. 1:39:00 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH: Do you think there should be tracking of organs in transit? Brian Shepard: I think that's a very beneficial thing. UNOS provides an optional service that a quarter of OPOs use. Many OPOs also use other commercially available trackers to do that. There is not a single requirement to use a particular system. 1:41:55 Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): Mr. Shepherd, you are the CEO of UNOS. We have documented these problems and you've received more than 1000 complaints in the last decade alone. So tell me, in the 36 years that UNOS has had the contract to run our national organ system, how many times has UNOS declared its OPO Members, any OPO members, not in good standing. Brian Shepard: Two times, Senator. 1:43:20 Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): How many times has UNOS put an OPO on probation? Brian Shepard: I don't know that number off the top of my head, but it's not a large number. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): It's not large, in fact it's three. 1:45:20 Brian Shepard: Approximately 10% of the budget of this contract is taxpayer funded. The rest of that is paid by hospitals when they list patients. 1:49:30 Sen. Todd Young (R-IN): Once an OPO is designated not in good standing, Senator Warren referred to this as toothless. It does seem toothless to me. I'll give you an opportunity, Mr. Shepherd, to disabuse me of that notion and indicate for me what penalties or sanctions are actually placed on an OPO when they are designated not in good standing. Brian Shepard: The statute does not give UNOS any authority to offer sanctions like that. The certification, decertification, payment authorities belong entirely to CMS. UNOS's statute doesn't give us the ability -- Sen. Todd Young (R-IN): So it is toothless in that sense. Brian Shepard: It is designed to be, by regulation and contract, a quality improvement process, in contrast to the oversight process operated by a federal agency. 1:51:15 Sen. Todd Young (R-IN): To what extent is UNOS currently tracking the status of all the organs in transit at any given time? Brian Shepard: UNOS does not coordinate transportation or track organs in transit. We do provide a service that OPOs can use to use GPS trackers. Some of the OPOs use ours and some use other commercially available products. Sen. Todd Young (R-IN): So why is it, and how does UNOS plan to optimize organ delivery if you don't have 100% visibility into where they are at any given time? Brian Shepard: I think that the GPS products that we offer and that other people offer are valuable, they do help in the delivery of kidneys. Only kidneys travel unaccompanied, so this is a kidney issue. But I do think that GPS trackers are valuable and I think that's why you've seen more and more OPOs use them. 1:52:50 Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): Mr. Shepherd has said twice, with respect to this whole question of the power to decertify an OPO, that CMS has the power to do it. UNOS also has the power to refer an OPO for decertification under the OPTN final rule. That has been done exactly once. So I just wanted it understood with respect to making sure the committee has got what's really going on with respect to decertifying OPOs. 2:00:15 Dr. Jayme Locke: Obviously people have described that we have about a 25% kidney discard, so one in four. So if you look at numbers last year, these are rough numbers, but that'd be about 8000 kidneys. And really, I think, in some ways, these are kind of a victim of an entrenched and cumbersome allocation algorithms that are very ordinal, you have to go sort of in order, when data clearly have shown that introduction of multiple simultaneous expiring offers would result in more efficient placement of kidneys and this would decrease our cold ischemia time. 2:00:50 Dr. Jayme Locke: So if you take UNOS's organ center, they have a very rigid system, for example, for finding flights and lack either an ability or interest in thinking outside the box. So, for example, if there are no direct flights from California to Birmingham, Alabama, instead of looking for a flight from San Francisco to Atlanta, understanding that a courier could then pick it up in Atlanta and drive it the two hours, they'll instead put on a flight from SFO to Atlanta and allow it to go to cargo hold overnight, where it literally is rotting, if you will, and we're putting extra time on it. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): Just to make sure everybody gets this. You're saying you've seen instances of something being put in cargo hold when it is very likely to rot? Dr. Jayme Locke: That is correct. So if the kidney arrives after 10pm at the Atlanta airport, it goes to cargo hold. We discovered that and made calls to the airlines ourselves and after several calls to the airlines, of course they were mortified, not understanding that that was what was happening and actually had their manager meet our courier and we were able to get the kidney out of cargo hold, but this went on before we figured out what was happening because essentially they fly it in, it sits in cargo hold, it comes out the next morning to catch the next flight. Instead of thinking outside the box: if we just get it to Atlanta, it's drivable to Birmingham. And those hours make a difference. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): That sounds way too logical for what UNOS has been up to. 2:03:05 Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): Miss Brockmeier, UNOS has developed this organ tracking system. Do you all use it? I'm curious what you think of it. Diane Brockmeier: Thank you for the question, Senator. We did use and participate in the beta pilot through UNOS and made the decision to not move forward using their product, and have sought a commercial alternative. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): And why was that? Diane Brockmeier: Part of the issues were some service related issues, the lack of the interconnectivity that we wanted to be able to facilitate a more expedited visual tracking of where the organ was. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): Was the tracking technology low quality? Diane Brockmeier: Yes, sir. 2:11:25 Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): All right, let's talk for a moment about the boards that are supposed to be overseeing these, because it looks to me like there's a serious conflict of interest here and I'll send this to Ms. Brockmeier, and perhaps you'd like to get to it as well, Mr. Friedman. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, which is the formal title of the organ network that operates under federal contract administered by HHS, and UNOS, which is the contractor that operates the network and controls information about the network, have the same boards of directors, despite efforts by the government to separate them. That means the people who look out for the best interests of UNOS, the multimillion dollar nonprofit, are the same people who look out for the interests of the entire organ transplant network. Sure sounds like a conflict to me. 2:12:55 Diane Brockmeier: I think there should be an independent board. I think the division of the responsibilities of the board and by the inherent way that they're structured, do pose conflicts. It would be like if you had an organization that was a supporting organization, you'd want to hold it accountable for its performance. And the current structure really limits that opportunity. 2:19:50 Dr. Jayme Locke: And if you think about IT, something as simple as having a system where we can more easily put in unacceptable antigens, this was a debate for many years. So for context, we list unacceptable antigens in the system that allows us to better match kidneys so that when someone comes up on the match run, we have a high probability that there'll be a good tissue match. Well, that took forever and we couldn't really get our unacceptable antigens in, so routinely people get offered kidneys that aren't going to be a match, and you have to get through all of those before you can get to the person that they really should go to. Those are simple examples. But if we could really have transparency and accountability around those kinds of things, we could save more lives. 2:23:10 Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): Mr. Shepherd told Senator Warren that only 10% of UNOS funds come from taxpayer money and the rest comes from fees paid by transplant centers who add patients to the list. But the fact is, Medicare is the largest payer of the fees, for example, for kidneys. So we're talking about inefficiency, inefficiency that puts patients at risk. And certainly, taxpayer dollars are used to cover some of these practices. May 4, 2021 House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Witnesses: Tonya Ingram, Patient Waiting for a Transplant Dr. Dara Kass, Living Donor and Mother of Transplant Recipient LaQuayia Goldring, Patient Waiting for a Transplant Steve Miller, CEO, Association for Organ Procurement Organizations Joe Ferreira, President, Association for Organ Procurement Organizations Matt Wadsworth, President and CEO, Life Connection of Ohio Dr. Seth Karp, Director, Vanderbilt Transplant Center Donna Cryer, President and CEO, Global Liver Institute Clips 5:15 Tonya Ingram: The Organ Procurement Organization that serves Los Angeles, where I live, is failing according to the federal government. In fact, it's one of the worst in the country. One analysis showed it only recovered 31% of potential organ donors. Audits in previous years found that LA's OPO has misspent taxpayer dollars on retreats to five star hotels and Rose Bowl tickets. The CEO makes more than $900,000. Even still, the LA OPO has not lost its government contract and it has five more years to go. 30:00 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL): Unusual among Medicare programs, their costs are 100% reimbursed, even costs unrelated to care. So, extravagant executive compensation and luxury perks may be passed off onto the taxpayer. 46:55 Dr. Seth Karp: We have 10 hours to get a liver from the donor to the recipient, and about one hour to sew it in. For heart, we have about six hours. Time matters. 47:55 Dr. Seth Karp: Last year, I had the opportunity to co-write a viewpoint in one of the journals of the American Medical Association with TJ Patel, former Chief Data Scientist of the United States. In that article, we provided evidence that the metrics used to judge the performance of organ procurement organizations are basically useless. Until the recent OPO Final Rule, performance was self-reported, and OPO employees admitted to having gamed the system. When threatened with decertification, one of the OPOs themselves successfully argued that because the performance data were self reported and unaudited, they failed to meet a reasonable standard and the OPO should not be held accountable. In other words for decades, the metrics supposed to measure performance didn't measure performance, and the results have been disastrous, as you have heard. 49:45 Dr. Seth Karp: Whenever I, and quite frankly most everyone else in the field, gives a talk on transplantation, we usually make two points. The first is that organ transplantation is a miracle of modern medicine. The second is the tragedy that there are not enough organs for everyone who needs one. I no longer use the second point, because I don't believe it. Based on my work, I believe that there are enough organs for patients who require hearts, lungs, and probably livers, and we can make a huge improvement in the number of kidneys available. In addition to improving OPO performance, new technologies already exist to dramatically increase the organ supply. We need a structure to drive rapid improvement in our system. 54:00 Joe Ferreira: One common misconception is that OPOs are solely responsible for the entire donation and transplantation system, when, in fact, OPOs are the intermediary entity and their success is highly dependent on collaborations with hospitals and transplant programs. At the start of the donation process, hospitals are responsible for notifying any OPO in a timely manner when a patient is on a ventilator and meets medical criteria to be an organ donor. Additionally, transplant centers must make the decision whether to accept or decline the organs offered by OPOs. 57:55 Matt Wadsworth: As geographic monopolies, OPOs are not subject to any competitive pressure to provide high service. As the only major program in all of health care 100% reimbursed for all costs, we do not face financial pressures to allocate resources intelligently. 1:02:10 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL): Mr. Ferreira, I'd like to turn to you. You run the OPO called the Nevada Donor Network. I have your OPO's 2019 financial statement filed with the CMS. It appears that your OPO spent roughly $6 million in 2019 on administrative and general expenses. Interestingly, in 2019, I see your OPO spent approximately $146,000 on travel meetings and seminars alone. And your itemization of Administrative and General has an interesting line item for $576,000 for "ANG". It took me a minute but that means you have an "Administrative and General" subcategory in your "Administrative and General" category. Very vague. Now Mr. Ferreira, I was informed by Mr. Wadsworth, a former executive of yours at the Nevada Donor Network, that your OPO has season tickets to the NHL's Las Vegas Golden Knights, isn't that correct? Joe Ferreira: That is correct, Mr. Chairman. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL): And you also have season tickets to the Las Vegas Raiders too, right? Joe Ferreira: That is correct. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL): And according to Mr. Wadsworth and others, your OPO took a board retreat to Napa Valley in 2018. Joe Ferreira: That is correct. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL): And Sonoma in 2019, right? Joe Ferreira: That is correct. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL): Mr. Ferreira, what you're spending on the Raiders, the Golden Knights, Napa Valley and Sonoma have one thing in common: they have nothing to do with recovering organs. 1:10:30 Dr. Seth Karp: In 2019, there were six heart transplants that were performed using donors after circulatory determination of death. And I don't want to get into the technical aspects of that. But in 2019, that number was six. In 2020, that number was 126. This is a new technology. This is a way that we can increase the number of heart transplants done in United States dramatically. And if we think that there were 500 patients in the United States waiting for a heart in 2020, 500 patients that either died or were delisted because they were too sick, and you think in one year, using a technology, we got another 100 transplants, if we could get another 500 transplants out of that technology, we could almost eliminate deaths on the on the heart transplant waiting list. That technology exists. It exists today. But we don't have a mechanism for getting it out to everybody that could use it and it's going to run itself through the system, it's going to take too much time. 1:24:05 Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA): You know, I'm a little disappointed that we're discussing race as a factor in organ transplant. We're all one race in my opinion; color makes no difference to me. We're the human race. And to me, the interjection of race into this discussion is very concerning. Discrimination based on race was outlawed almost 60 years ago through the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Now, I'm not a medical doctor, and I have very little knowledge of medicine. But last year, there was an article that came out in LifeSource and it says, "Does my race and ethnicity matter in organ donation?" And so my question here is for Dr. Karp. In your experience, would you agree that a donor's organs are more likely to be a clinical match for a recipient of the same ethnicity? Could you comment on that? Is that actually a factor, or not? I mean, we're all human beings, we all, you know, have similar bodies. Dr. Seth Karp: Yes. So there definitely are certain HLA types that are more common. That is race-based. So the answer to that question is yes. Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA): Okay. All right. And so if you have more of one particular race, more donations of one particular race, then naturally you would have more actual matches of that particular race. Is that correct? Dr. Seth Karp: That would tend to be the case. Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA): Okay. All right. All right. Okay, that's just a question that I wanted to clear up here. 1:34:20 Donna Cryer: We'd like to see investments in languages that are spoken by the community. Educational resources should be, as required by law, for those with limited English proficiency. They should be in the languages spoken by the community. They should be hiring diverse staff to have those most crucial conversations with families. The data shows, and certainly experience and common sense shows as well, that having people of color approaching families of color results in more donations. Executive Producer Recommended Sources Music by Editing Production Assistance
Most days, the gym is the last place I want to be. I'm talking about an 80% dread rate and a 20% enthusiasm rate. But you know what? I put on those sneakers and hit the gym anyway. No excuses, no complaints, just action.The problem is that many folks out there are chasing external motivation. They think they need a personal trainer screaming in their ear, or they're working out just to show off to that ex who couldn't see their worth. Truth be told, that's not the right path. Relying on external motivation is like building a barrier to hide from accountability. Today, I will tell you the essence of motivation and why it's the heartbeat of your fitness journey and life.It's as simple as this: Without motivation, you're running on empty. You won't find the energy to tackle those things you know you've got to do.We're going to school on motivation—what it really is, how to nurture it, and how it dances hand-in-hand with discipline and habits. This episode is your motivation masterclass, and by the end of it, you'll be ready to conquer the world. Let's dive in!“I'm gonna suggest to you that you can find motivation in discipline because if you rely on motivation entirely, you're just gonna get tired, right? It's not gonna work.” —Funk RobertsIn This Episode: What is motivation? Two different types of motivationHow to find your inner motivation The connection between motivation, discipline, and habitsHow to become disciplined in nutrition Why you shouldn't focus on the scale to track your progressWhat to do once you reach your fitness goalsResources mentioned: - Previous episode about why you struggle with consistency (it's connected with today's topic) - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-115-1-reason-why-you-struggle-to-stay-motivated/id1446632685?i=1000624226271 Subscribe and Listen on iTuneshttps://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-over-40-alpha-podcast/id1446632685 Listen to This Episode on Your Favourite Podcast Channe lwww.over40alphapodcast.comI want to give a MASSIVE thanks to all who are stepping up and leaving5 star reviews.Your support of the Over 40 Alpha Podcast helps to spread the word and ultimately,change the lives of men all around the world over the age of 40, 50 and 60 that struggle with health and fitnessPlease review and one share at a time.Drop that 5 star review.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-over-40-alpha-podcast/id1446632685Connect with Funk Roberts: Website - https://www.over40alpha.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/funkrobertsfitness
In a harrowing turn of events, a vigilant Lyft driver's quick thinking reportedly prevented what could have been a tragic outcome in Chicago. As distressing details surface about the incident, the importance of following one's instincts, even in seemingly routine situations, comes to the fore. Jeremiah Campbell, 29, found himself in the midst of a controversy when a Lyft driver, transporting him and his two-year-old son to an address on South Shore Drive, dialed 911. The driver had overheard Campbell utter disturbing remarks about intending to drown his son as a sacrifice to Jehovah. On that very night, an anonymous call was made from the South Shore Drive residence, reporting a child having drowned in a bathtub. This led the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to the scene promptly. Upon their arrival, their attempts to get a response by knocking went unanswered. However, a glance through the window revealed a concerning sight: a man, later identified as Campbell, making suspicious movements over the bathtub. Relying on the information from the Lyft driver and the subsequent call, CPD officers believed they were witnessing a potential drowning in progress. Their immediate decision to intervene was pivotal. They forced their way inside, prompting Campbell to hastily remove the child from the water. The toddler, drenched and coughing, was quickly handed over to the paramedics, who transported him to a nearby hospital. Meanwhile, Campbell was detained and also sent for a mental health evaluation. Tonya, a witness to the events that night, described the situation as "awful." The haunting scene reminded her of her own grandson, reinforcing the gravity of what could have been a devastating tragedy. Campbell is no stranger to the law. Court records reveal his previous conviction in a 2021 case where he was found guilty of aggravated battery resulting in significant bodily harm and domestic battery leading to bodily harm. As a result, he was handed a 36-month probation sentence in November 2021. Furthermore, he had violated a protection order which barred him from contacting the victim, his child's mother, and other family members. He is currently being held without bail at the Cook County Jail. Local resident Chris Beasley expressed his shock upon hearing the allegations. As a father, he found it difficult to fathom such a horrifying act. He, along with several others interviewed by WGN-TV, commended the Lyft driver for his timely action. Beasley emphasized the importance of speaking out even if one might be unsure, "It's better to say something and nothing's behind it, than to not say something and something bad happens." Lyft's response to the incident was swift and supportive. In a statement released to WGN-TV, a spokesperson praised the driver's prompt action, saying, "We applaud the quick thinking and courage of the Lyft driver who reported the suspicious rider behavior to the authorities." Lyft has since permanently removed Campbell's account from their platform and has offered their cooperation in the ongoing investigation. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the unforeseen dangers that can lurk in everyday situations. The Lyft driver's instinctive response undeniably saved a young boy from impending danger. As the story unfolds, it underscores the value of vigilance, intuition, and the power of taking swift action when something feels amiss.
In a harrowing turn of events, a vigilant Lyft driver's quick thinking reportedly prevented what could have been a tragic outcome in Chicago. As distressing details surface about the incident, the importance of following one's instincts, even in seemingly routine situations, comes to the fore. Jeremiah Campbell, 29, found himself in the midst of a controversy when a Lyft driver, transporting him and his two-year-old son to an address on South Shore Drive, dialed 911. The driver had overheard Campbell utter disturbing remarks about intending to drown his son as a sacrifice to Jehovah. On that very night, an anonymous call was made from the South Shore Drive residence, reporting a child having drowned in a bathtub. This led the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to the scene promptly. Upon their arrival, their attempts to get a response by knocking went unanswered. However, a glance through the window revealed a concerning sight: a man, later identified as Campbell, making suspicious movements over the bathtub. Relying on the information from the Lyft driver and the subsequent call, CPD officers believed they were witnessing a potential drowning in progress. Their immediate decision to intervene was pivotal. They forced their way inside, prompting Campbell to hastily remove the child from the water. The toddler, drenched and coughing, was quickly handed over to the paramedics, who transported him to a nearby hospital. Meanwhile, Campbell was detained and also sent for a mental health evaluation. Tonya, a witness to the events that night, described the situation as "awful." The haunting scene reminded her of her own grandson, reinforcing the gravity of what could have been a devastating tragedy. Campbell is no stranger to the law. Court records reveal his previous conviction in a 2021 case where he was found guilty of aggravated battery resulting in significant bodily harm and domestic battery leading to bodily harm. As a result, he was handed a 36-month probation sentence in November 2021. Furthermore, he had violated a protection order which barred him from contacting the victim, his child's mother, and other family members. He is currently being held without bail at the Cook County Jail. Local resident Chris Beasley expressed his shock upon hearing the allegations. As a father, he found it difficult to fathom such a horrifying act. He, along with several others interviewed by WGN-TV, commended the Lyft driver for his timely action. Beasley emphasized the importance of speaking out even if one might be unsure, "It's better to say something and nothing's behind it, than to not say something and something bad happens." Lyft's response to the incident was swift and supportive. In a statement released to WGN-TV, a spokesperson praised the driver's prompt action, saying, "We applaud the quick thinking and courage of the Lyft driver who reported the suspicious rider behavior to the authorities." Lyft has since permanently removed Campbell's account from their platform and has offered their cooperation in the ongoing investigation. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the unforeseen dangers that can lurk in everyday situations. The Lyft driver's instinctive response undeniably saved a young boy from impending danger. As the story unfolds, it underscores the value of vigilance, intuition, and the power of taking swift action when something feels amiss. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK's Unconfessed Crimes, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
The city of St. Petersburg held great significance to the Russian Empire when Peter the Great first built the city in 1703. It was intended to be Russia's "window to the West" and usher in Russia's place as a modern European power. It also replaced Moscow as the capital of the growing empire that stretched across two continents. It was also the site of the Russian Revolution, when the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seized power in 1917. Subsequently the city was renamed Leningrad in honor of the founder of the Soviet Union. During World War II (1939-1945), the city would play a critical role as an unconquerable fortress city that withstood years of siege with the explicit intention of starving its inhabitants into complete submission to Nazi Germany's war aims. The epic story of this saga is the subject of Prit Buttar's To Besiege a City: Leningrad 1941-42 (Osprey Publishing, 2023). Relying upon extensive research into both Soviet and German sources, Prit Buttar chronicles the first few years of the siege in great detail. Prit Buttar is the author of ten critically acclaimed books. His most recent publication was Meat Grinder: The Battles for the Rzhev Salient, 1942–43 (Osprey, 2022). Prit originally studied medicine at Oxford and London before joining the British Army as a doctor. He latterly worked as a General Practitioner for several years. He now writes exclusively from his home in rural Scotland where he can also indulge his hobbies for wildlife and astro photography. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
The city of St. Petersburg held great significance to the Russian Empire when Peter the Great first built the city in 1703. It was intended to be Russia's "window to the West" and usher in Russia's place as a modern European power. It also replaced Moscow as the capital of the growing empire that stretched across two continents. It was also the site of the Russian Revolution, when the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seized power in 1917. Subsequently the city was renamed Leningrad in honor of the founder of the Soviet Union. During World War II (1939-1945), the city would play a critical role as an unconquerable fortress city that withstood years of siege with the explicit intention of starving its inhabitants into complete submission to Nazi Germany's war aims. The epic story of this saga is the subject of Prit Buttar's To Besiege a City: Leningrad 1941-42 (Osprey Publishing, 2023). Relying upon extensive research into both Soviet and German sources, Prit Buttar chronicles the first few years of the siege in great detail. Prit Buttar is the author of ten critically acclaimed books. His most recent publication was Meat Grinder: The Battles for the Rzhev Salient, 1942–43 (Osprey, 2022). Prit originally studied medicine at Oxford and London before joining the British Army as a doctor. He latterly worked as a General Practitioner for several years. He now writes exclusively from his home in rural Scotland where he can also indulge his hobbies for wildlife and astro photography. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/russian-studies
The city of St. Petersburg held great significance to the Russian Empire when Peter the Great first built the city in 1703. It was intended to be Russia's "window to the West" and usher in Russia's place as a modern European power. It also replaced Moscow as the capital of the growing empire that stretched across two continents. It was also the site of the Russian Revolution, when the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seized power in 1917. Subsequently the city was renamed Leningrad in honor of the founder of the Soviet Union. During World War II (1939-1945), the city would play a critical role as an unconquerable fortress city that withstood years of siege with the explicit intention of starving its inhabitants into complete submission to Nazi Germany's war aims. The epic story of this saga is the subject of Prit Buttar's To Besiege a City: Leningrad 1941-42 (Osprey Publishing, 2023). Relying upon extensive research into both Soviet and German sources, Prit Buttar chronicles the first few years of the siege in great detail. Prit Buttar is the author of ten critically acclaimed books. His most recent publication was Meat Grinder: The Battles for the Rzhev Salient, 1942–43 (Osprey, 2022). Prit originally studied medicine at Oxford and London before joining the British Army as a doctor. He latterly worked as a General Practitioner for several years. He now writes exclusively from his home in rural Scotland where he can also indulge his hobbies for wildlife and astro photography. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history
The city of St. Petersburg held great significance to the Russian Empire when Peter the Great first built the city in 1703. It was intended to be Russia's "window to the West" and usher in Russia's place as a modern European power. It also replaced Moscow as the capital of the growing empire that stretched across two continents. It was also the site of the Russian Revolution, when the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seized power in 1917. Subsequently the city was renamed Leningrad in honor of the founder of the Soviet Union. During World War II (1939-1945), the city would play a critical role as an unconquerable fortress city that withstood years of siege with the explicit intention of starving its inhabitants into complete submission to Nazi Germany's war aims. The epic story of this saga is the subject of Prit Buttar's To Besiege a City: Leningrad 1941-42 (Osprey Publishing, 2023). Relying upon extensive research into both Soviet and German sources, Prit Buttar chronicles the first few years of the siege in great detail. Prit Buttar is the author of ten critically acclaimed books. His most recent publication was Meat Grinder: The Battles for the Rzhev Salient, 1942–43 (Osprey, 2022). Prit originally studied medicine at Oxford and London before joining the British Army as a doctor. He latterly worked as a General Practitioner for several years. He now writes exclusively from his home in rural Scotland where he can also indulge his hobbies for wildlife and astro photography. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
The city of St. Petersburg held great significance to the Russian Empire when Peter the Great first built the city in 1703. It was intended to be Russia's "window to the West" and usher in Russia's place as a modern European power. It also replaced Moscow as the capital of the growing empire that stretched across two continents. It was also the site of the Russian Revolution, when the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seized power in 1917. Subsequently the city was renamed Leningrad in honor of the founder of the Soviet Union. During World War II (1939-1945), the city would play a critical role as an unconquerable fortress city that withstood years of siege with the explicit intention of starving its inhabitants into complete submission to Nazi Germany's war aims. The epic story of this saga is the subject of Prit Buttar's To Besiege a City: Leningrad 1941-42 (Osprey Publishing, 2023). Relying upon extensive research into both Soviet and German sources, Prit Buttar chronicles the first few years of the siege in great detail. Prit Buttar is the author of ten critically acclaimed books. His most recent publication was Meat Grinder: The Battles for the Rzhev Salient, 1942–43 (Osprey, 2022). Prit originally studied medicine at Oxford and London before joining the British Army as a doctor. He latterly worked as a General Practitioner for several years. He now writes exclusively from his home in rural Scotland where he can also indulge his hobbies for wildlife and astro photography. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/german-studies
This episode features an interview with Laura Trotter, Chief Marketing Officer USIS at Equifax. She is a senior marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in high-tech, big data, analytics, and life sciences industries. Prior to joining Equifax, Laura led marketing efforts for Accurate Background, Jama Software, and WebMD Health Services.In this episode, Kailey and Laura discuss the uncertainty of the macroeconomic environment, organizational alignment, and the dangers of attribution.-------------------Key Takeaways:It's often assumed that there is a shared sense of understanding of the responsibilities and workflows in an organization. But when dealing with a broad set of products and solutions, that isn't always the case. It's critical to have alignment of priorities so customers and teams have enablement of the products and solutions.Relying on attribution software is important, but it's missing the human element of customer interaction that may not show up in a digital touchpoint. If you want a 360 view of your customer and their needs, you need to have conversations with them as well. A key predictor of success in a marketing campaign is alignment. It's important to have buy-in from your stakeholders and a feedback loop from your sales team to understand what customers are excited about.------------------- “Many companies, Equifax included, have moved to a multi-touch attribution model, which of course is a smart thing to do. However, it would be a mistake to look at only the touches that are measured in a multi-touch attribution report and think that those are the things that matter the most. Because, you're missing all of that really top of funnel, earned media conversations with customers or prospects that don't show up in a digital touch. You need to remember that if it doesn't show up on a digital journey, it doesn't necessarily mean it's not important.” – Laura Trotter-------------------Episode Timestamps:*(02:40) - Laura's career journey*(06:39) - Trends in the customer experience journey at Equifax*(17:21) - Challenges in the customer engagement journey at Equifax*(26:07) - The dangers of relying on attribution software *(36:00) - An example of another company doing it right with customer engagement (hint: it's Delta and Starbucks)*(37:43) - Changes in customer experience in the next 6-12 months -------------------Links:Connect with Laura on LinkedInConnect with Kailey on LinkedInLearn more about Caspian Studios-------------------SponsorGood Data, Better Marketing is brought to you by Twilio Segment. In today's digital-first economy, being data-driven is no longer aspirational. It's necessary. Find out why over 20,000 businesses trust Segment to enable personalized, consistent, real-time customer experiences by visiting Segment.com
Do you stress at the idea of creating content and designing your whole marketing strategy around being visible on social media? We have a special guest who is a legend in the online space, Abagail Pumphrey from Boss Project! She has helped service providers and small businesses for many years, and she is someone I have followed since beginning my online journey. For full show notes visit theopsauthority.com/podcast/217.
We're under siege in a culture war, and it's time to bravely navigate this changing terrain. In this episode of More Faith, More Life, we explore how we're being subtly coerced into accepting what we shouldn't, and how the shift in our culture is being accelerated by the powerful and the influential. But fear not, for we draw parallels between the events leading up to World War II and current events to expound on how faith can be our guiding light in this war. In an era of uncertainty and rapid changes, the potential threats we face might seem overwhelming. From the looming threat of a war with North Korea to economic upheavals like the nations uniting to end the US dollar, we emphasize the importance of keeping our faith steadfast. Through all these trials, faith is our anchor, it's our beacon of hope that can guide us through the storm. Tune in as we explore the intersection of faith, politics, and culture in the heart of this cultural war. Key Takeaways: The culture war is a battle for our minds and beliefs, and it is important to resist being worn down by the forces that seek to control and manipulate our thinking. Relying on faith and the teachings of the Bible can help individuals navigate the challenges of the culture war and make decisions that align with their values. It is essential to protect children from being influenced by agendas that may contradict one's beliefs and values, and exploring alternative education options such as homeschooling or private schools can be a viable solution. Having faith in God and trusting in His power can provide individuals with the strength and guidance they need to face the challenges of the culture war and protect themselves and their families. When it comes to elections, it is important to vote for candidates who prioritize the safety and well-being of individuals and their children, rather than simply aligning with a particular party or personal preferences. Looking for more? Join our More Faith More Life community: https://morefaithmorelife.com About the host: Steve Gray is the founding and senior pastor of Revive Church KC. He has been in the full time ministry for over 40 years and was launched into national and international recognition in the late 1990's as the leader of the historic Smithton Outpouring, and again in 2009 when he lead the Kansas City Revival which was televised nationally on the Daystar television network. Steve is also a veteran musician, songwriter, recording artist and published author. His books include When The Kingdom Comes, Follow The Fire, and My Absurd Religion. Get your copy of When The Kingdom Comes >> https://morefaithmorelife.com/shop/
In this episode, I'll reveal the backstory of my participation in Fast Fall Women. But first, what was I thinking? I went from no one knowing about my experiences being raised by a mom with manic depression – to today, the world being able to hear one of my most vulnerable moments for $18.95. Here's the truth: Today marks a milestone for me as a published author in a book that features these writing goddesses: Amy Tan, Jane Smiley, Caroline Leavitt, Bobbie Ann Mason, Honor Moore, Darien Hsu Gee, Ilene Beckerman, Lynn Peril as well as new writers like myself. It's a big deal and this is why you should tune into today's episode especially if you've ever wanted to tell your story (or feel scared to). Imagine harnessing the whimsical power of your childhood imagination and translating it into the real world as a mompreneur. That's the journey I've been on, and in this episode, I share the heart and soul of it all. Listen in as I explore how motherhood can transform your relationship with your imagination and how you can navigate through the ups and downs of life using this powerful tool. In today's episode, you will also hear the backstory to Fertile Imagination: my own book coming out on October 31, 2023. Prefaces tend to be overlooked but mine left an impression on other moms who are looking for more bubble wrap to protect their sanity, so I figured I'd share it with you. It took courage to tell this story, and I hope it resonates with you, giving you the strength to face your own high stakes and standards. Let's connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissallarena/. Send me a “hi” DM on Instagram letting me know you caught this week's episode. I'd love to know who is listening. In this episode, you will hear these ideas expressed: What does it feel like to be published? How did Melissa pitch her story, Imagine It Forward? Why Melissa wrote the book, Fertile Imagination When imagination can come in handy: Harnessing the power of childhood imagination in motherhood and entrepreneurship Is imagining too big possible? What it takes to write a book for two years without losing hope… Growing up with a single mom with manic depression Relying on imagination as a child How imagination helps navigate the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and motherhood The journey of writing a book, how the vision sustained through massive life changes, and the reawakening of imagination SHARE this episode with a mom founder, entrepreneur, or creator who wants to pursue bigger dreams for herself and needs a guide with on-the-ground experience. 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This episode is brought to you by Fertile Imagination A Guide for Stretching Every Mom's Superpower for Maximum Impact – available for purchase on October 31, 2023! Get on the waitlist - www.melissallarena.com/waitlist today. My debut non-fiction book for moms like you! Fertile Imagination is the jet engine you need to go after what you really, really want. You don't have to give up your dreams, shrink them, or hide them to be a great mom anymore! There's flexibility in how you pursue anything—your role, your lifestyle, and your personal and professional goals. The ceiling on what you go after is waiting to be shattered. It's time to see and seize what's beyond your gaze. Let's bridge your childhood daydreams with your grown-up realities. Imagine skipping with your kids across any path—you, surpassing your milestones while your kids are reaching theirs. There's only one superpower versatile enough to stretch your thinking beyond what's been done before: a Fertile Imagination. It's the perfect kryptonite for impostor syndrome and feeling stuck when it's alert! In Fertile Imagination, you will awaken your sleeping source of creative solutions. If you can wake up a toddler or a groggy middle schooler, then together with the stories in this book—featuring 25 guests from my podcast Unimaginable Wellness, proven tools, and personal anecdotes—we will wake up your former playmate: your imagination! Dive in if you've ever asked yourself: Why do I want more? What about my big ideas? When do I get to play? Where can I find the energy? Who else is going for it and getting it done? How can I stay relevant and keep growing? What if I don't want to wait until my kids are gone? Praise For Fertile Imagination Get on the waitlist - www.melissallarena.com/waitlist today. Book participants/podcast guests “Melissa is an inspiring display of tenacity and motivation. Whenever you're feeling stuck, peruse Melissa's thoughtfully compiled tips and exercises and you'll be creating magic in no time.” – Suzy Batiz, Chief Executive and Visionary Officer, ~Pourri, The Makers of Poo~Pourri, supernatural, Alive OS® “Melissa's words are authentic and important. She is a great listener and now shares reality-based strategies for imagining your own imperfect, fulfilling life.” – Martha Hennessey, Former New Hampshire State Senator / House of Representative “This is the book for a mom who wants a second jet engine to embark on her own journey from thinking she will have to wait another lifetime to dream big to knowing she can take steps right now to uncover and do what she would find more fulfilling at this life stage. Melissa writes both intimately and conversationally about topics that many moms around the world can relate to (some dads too). She invites the reader into a personal and deep journey about topics that are crucially important to uncover what would make a mom truly happy to work on...even after the kids are in bed. It was an honor and a pleasure to speak with her for an interview, which she has included excerpts of in this book, too!” - Ken Honda, Japan's bestselling zen millionaire, author of Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money Moms like us with big dreams and school-age kids: For moms like me, the pandemic was an opportunity to re-evaluate and course-correct things in our lives we weren't thrilled with. Coming out of this period, sluggish yet motivated, so many of us can use this book to help us wake up! If you're looking to refresh, reenergize, and yes, reimagine a better version of your life, this book is for you. I loved the hilarious, yet poignant stories about motherhood today and the window into the world of those who've gone for it – and did it. - Macollvie Neel, Brooklyn, NY “The words: imagination, play and fun are not the usual things we as mothers think of when wondering how to get a grip back on our career and I believe it provides a really fresh take and lots of food for thought for mothers reading it. Its tone is so energetic and fresh!” – Alejandra Molina, Coach, Miami, Florida “Melissa is a mom of three with big dreams who tells it like it is. She draws on her own experiences and the experiences of professionals she's interviewed for her podcast to reflect on the plight of the mother. How do women conform to or challenge the traditional “mom script”? If you're a mom, what can you do to break the “cultural glass ceiling” to be yourself and a great parent, all without having to force yourself into a mom mold that doesn't fit you? Melissa is like a great friend, honest and wise and funny, telling you about her life and asking you to reflect on yours. This book is a great purchase for moms in every stage of life.” – Maureen Turner Carey, Librarian, Austin, Texas “In her book, Melissa shows us that motherhood does not have to be a pause or an end to your pre-child self. With guidance from her podcast guests, she encourages us to think big, find what lights us up, think big, and move towards our goals with the steps that fit the reality of our lives as they are today. In doing so we honor and inspire our child(ren), and our own inner child.” – Katherine Howell, Administrator in a Museum, Queens, NY
Whenever we experience urges or negative emotions that make us uncomfortable, we often turn to eating to numb those feelings. In the short term, eating may provide relief and comfort, but it's not a long-term solution. Relying on food to escape discomfort is not a healthy coping mechanism. Learn how to embrace discomfort so you can stop bingeing, overeating, and emotional eating. https://heatherheynen.com/ Follow me: @heynencounselingandcoaching & @peakproteinrecipes ProGo Protein Bars. Real food ingredients. Get a free box with this link: https://progonutrition.com/discount/HEATHERPROGO Or for 10% off anything use code HEATHER10 5Strands: Affordable, easy food intolerance testing for humans and pets! 5Strands Enter Discount Code HeatherHeynen at checkout PhysiVantage: The Best Whey Protein, Collagen & More! https://physivantage.com/ Enter Discount Code FRIENDS15 at checkout The information in this podcast is intended to provide broad understanding and knowledge of healthcare topics. This information is for educational purposes only and should not be considered complete and should not be used in place of advice from your physician or healthcare provider. We recommend you consult your physician or healthcare professional before beginning or altering your personal exercise, diet or supplementation program. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/heather1422/support
Christian Fiedler Solargraphy – also called solarigraphy – is a niche form of pinhole photography that stretches single exposure images to an extreme exposure length. Relying on homemade cameras, darkroom paper, and a small pinhole instead of a glass lens, solargraphs allow an image to be captured over months or years. The path of the sun and the landscape appear directly on the surface of the paper. Solargraph image of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, New Hampshire. The walkway out the lighthouse appears ghostly because it was destroyed by a storm halfway through the exposure. Christian Fiedler, a photographer in New Jersey, discovered solargraphy during the covid pandemic lockdown. He developed “Beacons Through Time," a solargraph pinhole photography project that has focused on east coast lighthouses. As Christian has stated, regarding what drew him to the project, “With the sun orbiting in grand arcs over the horizon month after month, these beacons through time have endured centuries of quiet and distinguished service.” The winning dance entry came from Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Oregon. This summer, for the first time ever, the U.S. Lighthouse Society held a dance contest centered around National Lighthouse Day on August 7. Entries came in from ten different states. The first prize winner was shot at Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Oregon and was produced by Sabrina Gorney, who is interviewed in this podcast episode.
Michael Buzinski is a renowned digital marketing expert with a unique journey from being a musician to becoming a key player in the world of online marketing. His perspective on his journey is that marketing, particularly online marketing, is a vital component for the success and growth of businesses. He stresses the importance of identifying the most profitable prospects for a service-based business and knowing where to find them online. Buzinski also underscores the importance of a high conversion rate on a website to maximize its potential in attracting and engaging customers. His views are deeply rooted in his own experiences and understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the marketing field. Join Sebastian Rusk and Michael Buzinski on this episode of the Beyond The Story podcast to delve deeper into his fascinating journey and gain valuable insights.Timestamped Outline:(00:03:28) From Failed Musician to Multimillion Dollar Agency Owner(00:08:41) Building a Buzzworthy Business with Michael Buzinski(00:12:52) Optimizing Websites to Attract Profitable Prospects(00:18:11) The Impact of Podcasting on Marketing and Community BuildingSocial Posts:
Do you ever feel like you're not a very disciplined person? Most people stop right there because they think it's a personality trait (they either have it or they don't) or they think it's super hard because they're confusing discipline with willpower. The good news is discipline can be learned and it can actually be a much easier experience that trying to white knuckle your way to your goals by applying willpower. This week, I'm sharing a few ways to get started building your self-discipline muscles. I'll see you inside! xo, Janeen ____________________________________________ If you're interested in creating a peacefully productive way of life so you can stop hustling harder, I'd love for you to join me inside The Burnout Breakthrough program. Intrigued? Just reach out to book a call and we'll see if it's a good fit: https://calendly.com/janeenalley/30min
In today's episode, we're talking about B vitamins and how they play a crucial role in energy metabolism, cellular function, and overall health. Deficiencies in B vitamins can lead to a range of health issues, including fatigue, weakness, anemia, neurological problems, and mood disturbances. Relying heavily on refined grains and ultra-processed foods while neglecting whole foods can increase the risk of B vitamin deficiencies and the endless list of associated health problems. Accumulate energy and an improved state of mind with B vitamins. -------- Nourish to Flourish Bootcamp Get the 30 Day Microbiome Upgrade Start accumulating health with the Shake the Sugar guide Ask your lifestyle health questions on social media, tag @drwholeness and use #accumulatehealth. -------- Connect with Dr. Matt online:
Relying solely on your active income is no longer prudent or sustainable in today's business terrain. The significance of proactively building passive income streams cannot be overstated. Passive income offers financial security and the flexibility and freedom to savor life on your own terms. And it provides peace of mind, diversification, and a reliable income source during retirement. Whether you're just embarking on your entrepreneurial journey or have been a seasoned business owner for decades, it's never too early or too late to begin constructing a portfolio of passive income streams. Therefore, make it a top priority and unlock the financial freedom and lasting prosperity that every business owner rightfully deserves. Your financial future depends on it. In today's podcast, Chris Miles from Money Ripples and Steven Halasnik from Financing Solutions (https://financingsolutionsnow.com/) discuss “why every business needs passive income.”
Debbie Baisden, mom of four boys, was widowed without warning. The depth of pain was only matched by the depth of God's faithfulness. A former teacher, this remarried widow is a mompreneur passionate about helping women thrive. In 2013 she co-created Momsanity, an online community seeking balance in Motherhood, Faith, Fitness and Nutrition. In 2014 she established Fit With Deb, an online health resource for Nutrition and Exercise. Described as profoundly opinionated, invitingly authentic, and downright sarcastic, her passion is uplifting others in a way that reflects Jesus. She promotes balanced living amidst chaos for busy women who love Christ. Wondering what “free time” is, Debbie lives in North Carolina with her new husband Jason and sons (Paul, Brad, Andrew, and Joshua). 3 Top Tips 1. Take an accurate assessment of fault lines to address in life (marital woes, financial struggles, passive faith, etc) today, not tomorrow. 2. Love selflessly - show love with actions, even when it's inconvenient and sacrificial. 3. If life is mostly lukewarm indifference due to mundane monotony, it may take pain and trials to reawaken reliance upon God. Social Media http://www.debbiewilkinsbaisden.com http://www.mymomsanity.com http://www.shop.mymomsanity.com http://www.fitwithdeb.com
Join ERW as we discuss the famous Weems stories about George Washington with historian and author James Bish. George Washington's lifetime family associations, primarily his Ball family relations, were relied on by Washington's first biographer Parson Weems. James Bish's new book "I Can't Tell A Lie" looks into the Washington and Ball family associations, along with Weems' family associations. Relying on these close associations, he identifies the sources for Weems' many anecdotes regarding Washington. Mr. Bish will also focus on the many Revolutionary War connections including The Prayer at Valley Forge, Dr James Craik, Col. William Grayson, John Cadwalader, Henry Lee II and Henry Lee lll. Were these true stories or mere myths? Listen as we explore.
On this episode, Bill Lipsin, Managing Partner at The Brody Group, explains the importance of aligning with leadership. He dives into the challenges of translating great ideas into successful executions. Bill understands the familiar frustration of brilliant ideas that falter along the way. Creating a solid foundation for idea realization is important. A comprehensive business plan is a must. An idea, no matter how ingenious, needs a robust plan to thrive. This entails adding depth and substance to the concept to enable seamless execution. Actionable information and KPIs are critical. Relying on data is essential, but it's equally crucial to convert data into relevant, actionable information. Success hinges on stakeholder engagement, moving beyond participation to genuine entanglement. Ensuring all stakeholders are committed, feel ownership and share in the journey is vital for collaborative success. The linchpin of success is effective communication. Consistent communication tailored to different audiences, keeping them engaged and motivated, is a key to success. By following these principles, individuals and teams can overcome challenges, engage stakeholders and steer their ideas toward exceptional outcomes. Resources mentioned: Bill Lipsin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/billlipsin/ Thank you to our amazing podcast team at Content Allies. Want to launch your own B2B revenue-generating podcasts? Contact them at https://ContentAllies.com. #saas #software #cloud
Message | Believers will often say, “If God wants me to go this way, then He will open a door of opportunity,” or “this door closed because God has something better for me.” While God can open and close doors of opportunity, the status of a door (also known as an opportunity) doesn't necessarily indicate God's will for your life. Relying solely on the observation of doors opening and closing can lead you astray and leave you in a state of confusion. Partner with Us | https://amosjohnsonjr.com/partner Join Online Community | https://amosjohnsonjr.com/join
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Attempting to understand yourself by judging your impact on others is an indirect and ineffective form of self-enquiry. Relying on others to make us happy sets us up for continual failure and disappointment. Visit http:www.TheAgelessWisdom.com or call (818) 569-3017 for more information. To learn more about Michael's private counseling, visit http://www.MichaelBenner.com. To learn more about Michael's book, visit http://www.FearlessIntelligence.com.
Father Chris Pietraszko has been thinking about sin and redemption for the last year and a half as he has been writing a series of articles that will become a book. Relying on the Gospel, Catholic Doctrine, Thomas Aquinas, and his experience in the confessional, Father Chris explains the mechanism of sin, how it works in our lives, and how it is to be defeated. He reflects on his experience as a confessor and explains the relationship between the deadly and venial sins. Articles by Father Chris Pietraszko from Missio Dei (including all of the ones about the Seven Deadly Sins) Father Chris at the Kent Lambton Roman Catholic Family of Parishes Many videos with Father Chris for listeners who would like to hear more Krzysztof Odyniec is a historian of Medieval and Early Modern Europe; he is also the host of the 'Almost Good Catholics' podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Father Chris Pietraszko has been thinking about sin and redemption for the last year and a half as he has been writing a series of articles that will become a book. Relying on the Gospel, Catholic Doctrine, Thomas Aquinas, and his experience in the confessional, Father Chris explains the mechanism of sin, how it works in our lives, and how it is to be defeated. He reflects on his experience as a confessor and explains the relationship between the deadly and venial sins. Articles by Father Chris Pietraszko from Missio Dei (including all of the ones about the Seven Deadly Sins) Father Chris at the Kent Lambton Roman Catholic Family of Parishes Many videos with Father Chris for listeners who would like to hear more Krzysztof Odyniec is a historian of Medieval and Early Modern Europe; he is also the host of the 'Almost Good Catholics' podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Today, we venture into an intriguing facet of human behavior: the impact of memories on trading decisions. While trading may seem a domain dominated by data and strategy, our emotional and cognitive processes play a pivotal role, often under the surface. Traders, like all of us, possess a memory bank. Past experiences, both triumphant and challenging, influence their present choices. A previous successful trade might instill a sense of confidence, subtly nudging them towards a similar decision in the future. Conversely, a past setback might introduce a note of caution, even if the current data suggests a more assertive approach. However, the trading environment is ever-evolving. Relying solely on past experiences without analyzing the present context can be misleading. The challenge for traders is recognizing when past memories are beneficial lessons and when they're merely emotional reactions that could cloud judgment. In this podcast, we'll delve into the cognitive processes at play for traders. We'll discuss the balance between learning from past experiences and staying receptive to new information. We'll also touch on strategies to foster self-awareness, ensuring memories inform rather than dominate decisions. Join us as we explore the nuanced interplay of memory, emotion, and decision-making in the trading world, all through the lens of human behavior and psychology. Trading futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Trade at your own risk. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition.
Welcome to Integrative Cancer Solutions with Dr. Karlfeldt, where we tackle the intriguing topic of repurposed drugs and nutraceuticals in cancer care. In this episode, we dive deep into the importance of diet and lifestyle changes in cancer prevention and treatment. Prepare to be captivated by the groundbreaking research of Dr. Paul Marik, a South African doctor with extensive experience in clinical research. Dr. Marik challenges the status quo, shedding light on the metabolic aspect of cancer and the potential of repurposed drugs. He unveils his protocol for managing hospitalized COVID patients, which includes innovative treatments like corticosteroids, heparin, vitamin C, and thiamine. In our conversation, we explore the significance of early treatment in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. But Dr. Marik doesn't stop there. He takes aim at the medical system, exposing its failure, corruption, and neglect of affordable and effective therapies. Drawing from personal experience, he shares how diet and lifestyle changes cured his type 2 diabetes, fueling his passion for finding scientifically based alternatives for cancer treatment. Prepare to have your perspective on cancer transformed as we challenge the conventional genetic theory. Dr. Marik presents a compelling argument that cancer is primarily a metabolic disease, influenced by both genes and lifestyle factors. We explore the fascinating concept of the tumor microenvironment and its impact on cancer growth. Unlocking the potential of repurposed drugs is a crucial aspect of our discussion. Discover how drugs like Mebendazole exhibit multifaceted effects on cancer cells, inhibiting division, interfering with metabolism, and targeting cancer stem cells. By combining these repurposed drugs with similar compounds, we aim to magnify their impact on tumor growth. We delve into the world of off-label drug use, uncovering how FDA-approved medications can be repurposed for cancer treatment. Join us as we expose the financial complexities surrounding pharmaceuticals and explore the safety and effectiveness of repurposed drugs with a well-established track record. Our conversation also highlights the importance of relying on clinical data when considering nutraceuticals and repurposed drugs. We dispel myths surrounding their testing and emphasize the significance of evidence-based research. Discover the power of compounds like vitamin D, melatonin, curcumin, and green tea extract in complementing traditional chemotherapy and enhancing patients' quality of life. Oncologists have limited tools at their disposal, often leading patients to explore complementary and alternative medicine. We advocate for an open dialogue between patients and oncologists, encouraging informed decision-making and exploring integrative approaches. It's time for patients to take an active role in their care and for oncologists to recognize the frustration of their patients. Don't miss this eye-opening episode, where we question the efficacy of chemotherapy and explore proactive strategies for reducing the risk of second cancer. Uncover the impact of a low glycemic, high-fat, keto diet in starving cancer cells and discover the potential of antiparasitic drugs like Mebendazole. We provide valuable resources to guide your journey towards informed choices. Prepare to be enlightened as we unravel the mysteries of cancer care and prevention. Join us on Integrative Cancer Solutions with Dr. Karlfeldt, your source of groundbreaking insights and empowering knowledge. Tune in now and embark on a transformative journey. - Introduction of Dr. Paul Marik and his research on cancer- Importance of early treatment in controlling COVID-19- Criticizing the medical system and advocating for inexpensive therapies- Cancer as a metabolic disease rather than genetic- Understanding the tumor microenvironment- Role of immune cells in cancer growth- Problems with chemotherapy and alternative strategies- Importance of repurposed drugs in cancer treatment- Off-label drug use and financial aspects- FDA-approved repurposed drugs and nutraceuticals- Relying on clinical data for nutraceuticals- Significance of vitamin D in cancer prevention and treatment- Effective compounds for cancer treatment- Importance of patient-oncologist communication- Understanding the track record of chemotherapy- Repurposed drugs for reducing risk of second cancer- Low glycemic, high fat, keto diet for cancer- Selecting books by credible authors for information Click below to view the article that was discussed in this podcast episodeCancer Care: The Role of Repurposed Drugs and Metabolic Interventions in Treating Cancerhttps://covid19criticalcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Cancer-Care-July-31-2023.pdfIntegrative Cancer Solutions was created to instill hope and empowerment. Other people have been where you are right now and have already done the research for you. Listen to their stories and journeys and apply what they learned to achieve similar outcomes as they have, cancer remission and an even more fullness of life than before the diagnosis. Guests will discuss what therapies, supplements, and practitioners they relied on to beat cancer. Once diagnosed, time is of the essence. This podcast will dramatically reduce your learning curve as you search for your own solution to cancer. For more information about products and services discussed in this podcast, please visit www.integrativecancersolutions.com. To learn more about the cutting-edge integrative cancer therapies Dr. Karlfeldt offer at his center, please visit www.TheKarlfeldtCenter.com.