Justin Weeder is a sales coach and closer for Habit Based Lifestyle, and he's here to talk about how content equates to clients. It's no secret that people buy from those that they know, like, and trust. Social media is a great avenue to accomplish this. If someone scrolled through your profile, would they walk away knowing who you are and how you can help them? A lot of time that isn't the case, and it's usually because they lack consistency. When people are consistent, they develop a level of trust. There's power in a repeated message. Try alternating results with issuing a call to action. Keep your message consistent and hit it from every angle. Learn how to utilize motivation, ability, and prompt to change your content creation behaviors. -- Are you looking to connect with a group of like-minded habit hacking people? Join my private Facebook group along with 100's of others in my habit-based lifestyle secrets page https://www.Facebook.com/groups/307809586529906/ where I'll be dropping daily habits, tips, and tricks every single week. Want additional information on our programs and other ways to get involved, check out my website http://jesseewell.com/ or www.Habitbasedlifestyle.com
This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Life with a toddler can be fun and difficult. That is why routines are so important. When Lily doesn't take her nap, the rest of the day is rough for her dad, Esteban. Perhaps a nighttime routine with soothing songs will be exactly what they both need to sleep. This story is told in the present tense. Repeated words and phrases include “dormir” (to sleep), “la siesta” (nap), “lavar” (to wash), “el baño” (the bath), “burbujas” (bubbles), “dedos/deditos” (fingers and toes), and “mecer” (to rock). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/03/06/simple-stories-in-spanish-hora-de-dormir/ Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher)
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In this episode of Dear Grad Student, Elana chats with Associate Professor, Dr. Lisa Jaremka, about her experience with failure, rejection, imposter syndrome, and how she's survived it all.Connect with Dr. Lisa Jaremka:Twitter: @LisaJaremkaEpisode 1: deargradstudent.com/episodes/1Episode with Megan (Dr. Jaremka's PhD mentee!): deargradstudent.com/episodes/45Paper mentioned:Jaremka, L. M., Ackerman, J. M., Gawronski, B., Rule, N. O., Sweeny, K., Tropp, L. R., ... & Vick, S. B. (2020). Common academic experiences no one talks about: Repeated rejection, impostor syndrome, and burnout. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 15(3), 519-543.Find all episodes, merch, & ways to support the podcast at: https://deargradstudent.comFind the podcast on Twitter: @DearGradStudentFind the podcast on Instagram: @DearGradStudentPodFind automated closed-captioning on: YouTubeFind Elana on Twitter: @elana_glogerMusic provided by: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4171-open-those-bright-eyesLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/[Episode edited by Coral Arroyo]BetterHelp - Online Counseling Get 10% OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH of the world's largest, 100% online, professional counseling serviceDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://patreon.com/deargradstudent)
This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Claire loves to dance. She dances every chance she gets. She dances in the car, the supermarket, and around the house when she should be doing her chores. Even though Claire loves to dance, she learns that sometimes she shouldn't because dancing can cause problems. This story is told in the present tense. Repeated words and phrases include “bailar” (to dance), “girar” (to spin/twirl), “quehaceres” (chores), “guardar” (to put away), “la escoba” (broom), and “limpiar” (to clean). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/02/27/simple-stories-in-spanish-a-bailar/ Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher)
On this weeks episode w chat about Karma & the cycle of suffering What is Karma? Action! What is Chakra? A Wheel! What drives you to action? 1. Habits, 2. Desires, 3. Beliefs, 4. Intentions, What is a habit? Repeated action (Samskara) Generally no thought involved Muscle memory - Body storing memory Allows us to live in the world & complete tasks We can retire out habits through repetition What is desire? Habit with emotional weight (Vassana) A need not being met Emotional attachment Addictive behaviours The rush of emotion What is a belief? Stories contained within your ego (Vikalpa) Your beliefs about yourself can move you towards or away from action.... Your beliefs can limit your actions Limiting beliefs vs empowering beliefs What is intention? (Sankalpa) Goals vs Intention How to create an intention... What do you want to cultivate within your life? How do you want to feel? What beliefs are holding you back? Why intention could you use to counter those beliefs? How can we translate that intention into action? Taking space to reflect in Meditation or in Stillness Making decisions based on what you want to create for yourself... BEING CLEAR We'd Love to hear from you, reach out via our website or social media @omsom.yoga or www.omsom.yoga Hari Om Aaron & Paige --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/omsomyoga/message
On this episode, Dr. Gadson discusses more about expressive writing. She discusses how it benefits those who are dealing with life's difficulties as a result of decisions made by others or life's unexpected and overwhelming events. Repeated exposure and retelling of our stories help us to find unique outcomes and possible solutions. When we deal with the consequences from decisions made by others or life happenstances, sometimes we feel out of control. Dr. Gadson helps us to see the choice we have is how we decide to respond to those negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. And how we choose can make a significant impact for the future. Tune in to this episode to learn more about God's compassion and mercy as we process for the future. Information for Dr. Gadson https://www.drmoniquesmithgadson.com/Link to order “Session Notes: Intimate Times with God":https://www.drmoniquesmithgadson.com/store/p/k8psfln7jh72diw8i36txniwi2e05xFollow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/And-The-Church-Said-Podcast-106848090932637https://instagram.com/drmoniquesmithgadson?igshid=1bmt2hei1j6i8https://twitter.com/DrMoSmithGadsonSupport And The Church Said:Cash App: https://cash.app/$andthechurchsaidPayPal: https://paypal.me/andthechurchsaid?locale.x=en_US
This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Jayden, Charley and Theo love fishing with their mom. One Saturday they grab their fishing poles and head to the lake. Find out what they catch in today's story. This story is told in the present tense. Repeated words and phrases include “el pez” (the fish), “pescar” (to fish), “caña de pescar” (fishing rod), “carrete” (fishing reel), “sedal” (fishing line), “anzuelo” (fishing hook), “cebo” (bait), “gusano” (worm), and “orilla” (shore). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/02/20/simple-stories-in-spanish-a-pescar/ Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher)
This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Silvia loves sweets a bit too much. Her love of sugar catches up with her in the form of a toothache. Now she must visit the dentist. First, the hygienist takes x-rays and cleans up her teeth. Then the dentist comes in for a visit. One thing is for sure, Sylvia needs to take better care of her teeth! This story is told in the present tense. Repeated words and phrases include “caramelos” (candy), “higienista dental” (dental hygienist), “hilo dental” (dental floss), “encías” (gums), “sarro” (tartar), “carie” (cavity), and “empaste” (filling). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/02/13/simple-stories-in-spanish-una-visita-al-dentista/ ¡Muchas gracias por escuchar! Thank you for listening, and a HUGE thank you for your support. I really enjoy creating and sharing simple, comprehensible stories in Spanish. If you would like to help me in that endeavor, consider buying me a taco at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher)
We get successful Amazon sellers sharing their personal experiences on this podcast, but we don't often get people with insight into dozens of successful brands.Repeated success is evidence of mastery, and Daniel Fernandez has exactly that with long-term Amazon success.He's the owner of an agency with 27 employees that works with many brands doing 7 and 8 figures and has some unique takes on what's working well today.In this episode of the Actualize Freedom Podcast, we cover:How to launch products without rebates.Black hat tricks used by Chinese black-hat agencies.Listing optimization tricksHow to figure out what Amazon wants you to do.How blockchain will revolutionize ecommerce.Watch or listen for these insights and more.You can reach out to Daniel Fernandez here:email@example.comThis podcast episode partner is Synder, a Powerful tool to manage cash flow and ensure you have the accurate financial information you can use to make key business decisions.Multi-channel data tracking in real-timeAutomatic sales and expense categorization.Setting and monitoring KPIs that workSimplify tax filing closing books and reconciling in several clicks.If you wanna check them out, use coupon code EASYBOOKS to get access to 1 month of free usage - it saves more than $40 on https://synder.com/About Daniel Fernandez, CEO of AMZ CleverBorn in Lima, Peru. Started a career in sales at a very young age. Later moved to the US and started working for Apple. In 2015 left a promising career in Silicon Valley to follow his dream of growing his own company. Found early success in the Amazon Selling industry and it was then that AMZ Clever, a full-service Amazon management agency, was born. In 2017 moved to China to grow a brand presence in Asia. In early 2020 moved to Bali, Indonesia where he lived the “tropical nomad” lifestyle. Daniel has spoken at several E-commerce and Amazon Selling events in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Netherlands, and Canada. After several successful years in Asia, he now lives in Virginia, USA where he currently runs a 7-figure agency with team members around the world.
This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Ronaldo comes from a family obsessed with football (or soccer), so it is no surprise that he wants to be a famous football star like his “tocayo”, or namesake, Cristiano Ronaldo. But Ronaldo only wants to play front and center, hogging the ball and making all the goals. He needs to learn the importance of each position to truly become a great player. This story is told mostly in the present tense with a paragraph in the past. Repeated words and phrases include “portero” (goalie), “delantero” (forward position), “pelota” (ball), “árbitro” (referee), “tanteo” (score), “tocayo” (namesake), and “entrenador” (coach). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/02/06/simple-stories-in-spanish-el-gran-ronaldo/ ¡Muchas gracias por escuchar! Thank you for listening, and a HUGE thank you for your support. I really enjoy creating and sharing simple, comprehensible stories in Spanish. If you would like to help me in that endeavor, consider buying me a taco at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher)
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00:00.00 Max Shank Ladies and gentlemen welcome back to Monday mornings with max and Mike Hope you're having a great start to your week so far and we're going to get going with drugs. This week we're going to talk about drugs drugs inside your body drugs outside your body when to use them how to use them and let's just start with the fact that you're probably using all kinds of drugs every day and the word drugs is almost a little bit taboo. But we're gonna break it down step by step and go through what the most common drugs are and how to use them to your advantage rather than have them use you mike thanks for joining me here. 00:46.78 mikebledsoe Yeah I was yeah, thanks for having? Oh yeah I didn't have I had you or do you have me? we have each other. Okay I always find it interesting I I remember one of my favorite people. Ah, he's like 50 years sober and you know when I first found out he's like ah I've never had a beer I've never had a cigarette I've never had like I limit my coffee all this stuff and I was like he's like yeah I'm sober I don't do anything I'm like oh you so full of shit like year quick. It's just so funny where like people want to draw the line of like you're ah you're using chemicals all the time to change your state and a lot of people use something like sugar as a drug or whatever to say that you've never done that. 01:33.75 Max Shank Oh. 01:44.36 mikebledsoe Is is really ridiculous, but your state is always shifting the chemicals in your body are always shifting and ah some of these chemicals are going to have a much more noticeable effect than others and and it's good to just be paying attention. To what's happening in the body and I think some people just are drawn to more intense state changes than others and there's nothing wrong with that. So yeah, I'm excited to talk about this today because I think that even people who've never done. Quote unquote drugs would get a lot of benefit from this conversation. 02:24.35 Max Shank Well we got to start with a little definition then because what's what's a drug are we saying any substance that changes your state set is that a truck Aspirin's a jut. 02:30.60 mikebledsoe Um, do. 02:37.49 mikebledsoe Yeah I would for me like um. 02:42.17 Max Shank Aspirin's a drug does it really change your state though very much I mean it has an effect. No question that is the most used like if if it meets our definition I believe that's the most commonly used drug unless you start including coffee and then I think that might be. 02:45.98 mikebledsoe Yeah, it does. 02:57.39 mikebledsoe Yeah I think coffee is probably the most widely used drug. It's got psychoactive properties. Some drugs are not as psychoactive but even Advil is psychoactive just to a degree in which is not noticeable the average person if I take something like an Advil. 02:59.15 Max Shank Even more popular. Ah. 03:16.40 mikebledsoe I May note I'll I'll probably notice something whereas somebody most people just would never notice that and some people are gonna hear that and go you're crazy. No not like that. But I noticed well it's like um, it's like all these people that are taking you know they they. 03:21.00 Max Shank So you take so you take Aspirin and you see purple dragons start flying around the room. 03:35.38 mikebledsoe They take pain killers or whatever and it's like they don't realize how much of it's inhibiting their mental state their their cognitive ability. You know I'm just killing the pain. It's like now you're killing the pain and your cognitive ability right now. So ah yeah, so like there's there's. 03:41.49 Max Shank Moon. 03:48.71 Max Shank Yeah. 03:55.11 mikebledsoe 1 thing I want to point out too is there's no such thing as side effects like this whole like ha but side effect the idea of a side effect is such propaganda. It's such. It's such a great marketing tool to make you believe that. 03:57.69 Max Shank Oh I was just gonna say that go on go on. 04:13.14 mikebledsoe We don't want this to happen and it probably won't happen but it could happen. It's some fucking liability deal. It's not true. It's like and if you go into Science Science people. Love talking about science but like in science there really is no side effects. There is they're just effects. 04:19.60 Max Shank Well, it's marketing. 04:28.23 Max Shank There are just effects well look at look at Viagra Viagra was heart medicine the side effect was hard cock now that's the main effect. 04:33.30 mikebledsoe Had a side effect. It's an effect. 04:40.11 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, so. 04:46.10 Max Shank The marketing department got hold of this and we're like this ain't heart Medicine guys. This is our golden ticket out of here. 04:53.11 mikebledsoe Ah, yeah, so ah so I think that and then there's people's perception of drugs is very interesting like I was saying in the beginning is there's like this line that gets drawn and of course there's the the personal line that gets drawn but it. It's always influenced by society's standard and so we have like this Fda thing the food and drug administration who ah the people there are responsible for telling doctors and and stores people who retail. But they can and cannot sell and also what kind of claims you can and cannot make and so a lot of times we go. Oh you know when it gets to the point where the Fda has to be involved now that's a drug or if it's a pharmaceutical now that's a drug or if it's illegal if the Dea which said. Different administration. The drug enforcement administration. But by the way was highly underfunded for decades and the only way they could make money was by stealing drug dealers money. But so their incentives for busting is a little going back to what you always talk about. 05:48.78 Max Shank Oh. 06:08.30 mikebledsoe The incentive set up so the Dea is in charge of putting certain drugs on a with on the schedule or schedule 1 schedule 2 schedule 3 so they're in charge of and there none of them are voted into office. They're all. Ah. 06:26.43 Max Shank Oh. 06:26.87 mikebledsoe Appointed and so you have this random group of people that are saying these are the drugs that are okay and these are the drugs that are not okay and the drugs that are okay aren't really viewed by the public at large as drugs and so people who are like oh I'm sober. Pretty much. It basically said I don't do the drugs that the Dea says not to do. But I'll drink my coffee. All you know this and that. 06:56.50 Max Shank It's really interesting because the laws of the land or crime and punishment to certainly influence the culture to a certain effect right? and. 07:06.69 mikebledsoe Well, some would say that that law is culture like it's It's the it's the basis of culture because it's it's using language to tell you what you do and don't do. 07:14.40 Max Shank I Mean the chapter I mean isn't that kind of what religion is too. That's why that separation of church and State is so damn important right? because it's all what we inherited from the last guy you know it's this. It's this long chain. 07:24.23 mikebledsoe Um, yeah. 07:33.76 Max Shank Of parents and parents can be like ah a preacher ah Pope or a president and they're like this is good. This is bad behave yourself. We won't get mad kind of thing like and that's basically how it works right. 07:49.33 mikebledsoe Right. 07:51.41 Max Shank So we have this idea that there are some good drugs and some bad drugs and the best example because you got to know that there's a lot of things that are done in a very short-sighted fashion and it's really hard to. Calculate all the costs of certain things like I live in California and I believe up until like 3 to four years ago marijuana was like totally illegal right? something like that. Let's say within the last five years right 08:26.77 mikebledsoe What was medical it was medical was it but it's been recreational flight maybe 3 4 5 years but before that was was like medical in the late 2000 yeah Yeah, 50 years 08:28.16 Max Shank My friend who is a bouncer for. Yeah, okay, but let's say illegal for a long time and and like yeah and like a and like a pretty bad punishment I think too like you would go to Jail Yeah, that's whack yo. 08:49.65 mikebledsoe There's people still doing time. 08:53.94 Max Shank Ah, but my friend who was a bouncer at a bar. He said when there was a reggae concert. They would be full capacity and people would just be in a cloud of smoke and there would be no violence. There would be no car accidents and then when there was a country music band This is a guy who is bouncer there for 20 years at this local bar country music goes. Ah the bouncers are. Running around all evening. There's fights breaking out everywhere. People are beating each other up. There's drunk driving and it's like you gotta you gotta check reality a little bit because what is causing more immediate problems alcohol or Marijuana Now. That's what I'm saying. It's so hard to calculate right? because it's not.. It's not about the substance. It's about the behavior and I think that would be like a good thing to just remember regardless of whether it is a drug that daddy says is good or a drug that daddy says is bad right. 10:01.57 mikebledsoe But but I yeah totally agree and I think that people and there's just a big problem in our society today is people. 10:04.10 Max Shank It's more about the behavior than the substance itself. 10:16.80 mikebledsoe Are more likely to judge something as good or bad based on what some authority figure has has to say than witnessing the results for themselves right? when it comes down to how much violence happens in regard to alcohol versus weed. It's it's incredible. The. 10:20.24 Max Shank Of course. 10:35.59 mikebledsoe The violent the aggression goes up with alcohol with we to go it tends to go down and ah you know I'll I'll take a high driver over a drunk driver any day of the week so I don't I don't drive I don't drive either way. But I'll tell you what. 10:46.74 Max Shank Right? And both are fun. Um, right. 10:54.64 mikebledsoe I'm pretty athletic when I'm high I'm not very athletic when I'm drinking and I'm pretty sure that carries over to you know maneuvering a vehicle. 11:05.70 Max Shank Here's another here's another quotable phrase though. The devil is in the dosage if you want to do some endurance Work. You get a little high if you want to lift something real heavy. You just get a little bit drunk, not not over the top. But there's going to be a different effect. You're going to go sympathetic nervous System. You're going to go. You know, get ratcheted up into more fight or flight mode with a little booze in you a little liquid courage and if you light up. 11:32.60 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 11:38.62 Max Shank The cannabinoid system by ingesting inhaling whatever some thccbd you're going to be able to push through those normal endurance plateaus that you would hit psychologically. So. There's a big difference between a. Using drugs and using drugs and that can be a fine line for some people but you know along with the devil is in the dosage and the substance is less important than the behavior you got to reconsider. Ah. Labeling some is good and some is bad and like does it really make sense to throw like a drug addict in jail or a drug user in jail I mean part of the reason you know I'm kind of switching topics here a little bit but a lot of reason that gangs have power is because. Certain special drugs are illegal and if they were legal there would they wouldn't have any there would be no incentive to go buy drugs from a you know a thug with a machine gun if you can go get it at Cvs like you got to imagine the. 12:39.83 mikebledsoe No. 12:55.91 Max Shank Benefit to society would be much better. 12:57.34 mikebledsoe Yeah, people don't really think about that I I think a lot of people miss that and that making a product black market making it Illegal. You're gonna get arrested for it. It's hard to make that actually creates some some interesting variables. But. 1 of the things that it creates is it creates violence because now now you have to be secretive about It. You have to form gangs to protect Yourself. You've you've got to do all these things and then in addition to that The ah the. 13:26.74 Max Shank 4 13:36.58 mikebledsoe Dosage starts getting really concentrated like cocaine becoming illegal. They were trying to figure out how do we? How do we make it more potent so that we can because shipping right? We got to hide it and ship it and so we got to make it more potent. The same thing is happening with weed over the years is an ounce today is not what an ounce was twenty thirty years ago because we can. We can you know, go further with this. So 1 thing I've noticed is when something's on the black market just becomes more concentrated a huge example of this right now. Which is in the news which is fentanyl and fentanyl I think is whether like the number one killer of ah of americans right now the number 1 or number 4 in certain age group. Okay, but it's it's in which is incredibly high but it's. 14:19.98 Max Shank Ah, in a certain in a certain age group in a certain age group. Yeah, which is insane. No no one is thinking like I want to do some fentanyl today like. 14:31.50 mikebledsoe It's probably because no one's thinking that but it's cheaper than heroin at this point right? So and heroin exists because Opium was yeah but. 14:37.40 Max Shank Well and remember heroin is bad but diamorphine the prescription grade heroin totally fine, right? So it just like depends on the context huh. 14:49.70 mikebledsoe But smoking opium was became illegal and so they had to concentrate it and make heroin and then just keeps getting more further and further concentrated because it's black market or or it's tightly controlled. 14:58.25 Max Shank And that black market creates a lot of wealth too I mean look what happened I mean I I'm so skeptical of almost any of the history I read now because I just feel like it's ah it's a huge. It's probably a huge web of lies. 15:11.20 mikebledsoe As you should be. 15:17.54 Max Shank But I remember all these things that I've read anyway. So I'll just throw that caveat out there but the Kennedys weren't they huge bootleggers of alcohol. 15:24.96 mikebledsoe Huge yeah, they were well. They were responsible for bringing from Ireland they they were like importing their big importers of ah I forget you know whiskey or whatever, whatever it is. They're they're bringing it from ah I think it was Ireland so yeah there. 15:35.10 Max Shank That's what I'm saying. 15:41.25 Max Shank I Mean one one. 15:44.10 mikebledsoe And they had a they had like a a monopoly on it. So yeah, it built Ah ah, a lot of wealth. 15:49.41 Max Shank Well and something about human nature people. Love booze that's been in our history for thousands of thousands of years we've been drinking booze and smoking different herbs tobacco ah hashish. 15:57.12 mikebledsoe Oh yeah. 16:07.96 Max Shank All these different things. So it's not like it's inherently good or evil it's it's what you do with it. It's not about the substance not about the behavior and if you have that kind of compassion for people who use drugs that you may be thought before are evil. Then you'll also be able to have more compassion for yourself when you start recognizing how many drugs you might be using that are like the good drugs or the okay drugs because frankly, if you give a 12 year old a 15 year old or a thirty year old ah, tiktok and they do a few hours of that every day that's probably more destructive than getting a little high and doing some yoga or something you know I'm saying so it's all it's more about the the context. 16:56.14 mikebledsoe Yeah, well I think we're talking about there too is the difference between exogenous and endogenous substances right? So a behavior driven as an but it's not a substance. There's an external event. 17:05.94 Max Shank Um, well it's still an external. Yeah, that right. 17:14.83 mikebledsoe That's causing your body to create a substance if you sit there on Tiktok for 3 hours your your blood chemistry is likely looking very different 3 hours into it than beforehand. 17:24.29 Max Shank There's serotonin. There's like a dopamine on and off you're just in this and oh like I call it story time roulette basically because it's 1 screen at a time you shut out the whole rest of the world you develop hardcore tunnel vision. 17:30.58 mikebledsoe Yeah. 17:41.19 Max Shank Your vision gets where vision like is going into the fucking basement because people are looking at stuff that is less than twenty four inches away from them a lot and look I'm I'm not one to say that's right or wrong. But if you don't start. Looking at things farther away and going on walks and taking in long distances your eyes will completely deteriorate anyway to your point. Yes, if you're consuming media and the hormone cascade is the result of that I would still call the. Scrolling media the drug that is initiating the production of endogenous compounds. 18:26.50 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, and the same for the the runners high. It's like when those things where I meet someone's like oh I've been sober I'm like but you run like ten twenty miles every other day or every day to stay sane right? They're like oh I gotta like you know. 18:32.68 Max Shank Yeah. 18:43.23 Max Shank Okay. 18:46.49 mikebledsoe I Don't work out if I don't get that hot and if I can't work out hard if I can't push it I got someone gets an injury and they they're you know they just they get depressed and everything just goes in the shitter because they can't exercise I'm like you are so addicted to those neurotransmitters and those hormones. Um, and one of them being a nadoide na nadoide is this is the substance your body creates when you get into that runner's high that that what most people call endorphins. It's not endorphins. It's a nadomite and. Um, it's part of the Endo Cannabinoids system and that's it's really powerful because it's it. Ah, it's very similar and it and it attaches to the cell the same way T Hc does and so. This is why you'll find people who like to roll jujitsu or go for long endurance events and they smoke weed Beforehand or have an edible beforehand because not you get that you get that runner's high immediately. So I get running and I actually everyone knows when they slip into that Groove. It's. 19:57.33 Max Shank Like a flow. Yeah. 19:57.98 mikebledsoe You know you get like five miles in you get into the flow smoke some weed beforehand you'll be in flow in about 60 seconds and then when your body also pumps out the nadomite on top of that t hc that's a it's a double dose of runner's high so you know ah that that. Nothing wrong with that I enjoy doing that myself. Another example of this would be I've gone to the peruvian mountains and I fly in and immediately someone hands me a big bag of coca leaves. So just raw coca leaves which is not cocaine cocaine. Takes coca leaves and they break it down into ah such a concentration that you know it's it's incredibly higher. But I take the coca leaves I I wrap some stuff in there. It's some enzymes that basically help it break down better I chew on it and now like it does elevate my mood. And I can deal better with elevation. It keeps you from getting elevation sickness. So little little things that ah that are just I think about those 2 things kind of together because. 20:58.13 Max Shank Ah. 21:11.70 mikebledsoe Ah, it's just a simple thing to add in. That's gonna give you more of what you already were We're gonna get or wanted. 21:18.98 Max Shank Well and the devil's in the dosage. You know people are really fond of the term biohacker and I got to say it sounds like a really cool thing to be and I guess ah you know my. Natural state with things is one of mockery. So I like can't help but make fun of anything that sounds silly or you know people who say forward ambulation instead of walking it just like makes me laugh I can't take them serious. Ah, but the the nuance the context. Ah, using these substances to your advantage I mean imagine trying to build a business without a cell phone and imagine imagine imagine trying to build a business with a cell phone and a cell phone is another dopamine machine. You can use it or it can use you social media same thing you can use it or it can use you a little bit of Coca leaves boom mood elevator ah less sensitive to the higher altitude. Fantastic! ah. Tiny bit of booze wham maybe a deadlift pr a little bit of marijuana and maybe your best five mile runtime ever or flow state. You know, better music. Whatever um, so the context matters so much the dosage. Matters so much and recognizing that anything that is changing your state that way. It is a drug and the good and evils of it should be determined on an individual basis rather than like broad strokes with law in my opinion. You know that's that's my perspective is that the cost of having like a war on drugs which seems like it's just been a colossal failure to me is way lower than the benefit across the board. 23:21.85 mikebledsoe Yeah I mean the the intentions of the war on drugs I mean there's a lot of speculation that you know had more to do with just suppressing minorities and and things like that and it's a great excuse to put people in Jail maybe shut up protesters. You know that went after psychedelics in the. 23:32.45 Max Shank Yeah. 23:41.22 mikebledsoe Sixty S because of the Hippie movement And yeah, there's a lot of that going on and the other thing. Um. 23:45.80 Max Shank I mean it seems it just seems crazy that there's a such thing as a nonviolent crime in the first place but to have nonviolent crimes like go to jail instead of like compensate who anyway the whole thing is like. 23:55.68 mikebledsoe Right. 24:04.71 Max Shank Crazy to me. Yeah. 24:05.20 mikebledsoe It's insane. It's insane. Well, the other thing is I wanted to mention this earlier which is prohibition people don't if we look at prohibition of alcohol that happened you know a hundred years ago in the us ah, it created Al Capone and all these gangsters and. All this and they were having shootouts with the cops they lift prohibition on alcohol. What? what happens the gangs just kind of go away like like they they may still be operating but they're not nearly as violent. Maybe they they probably moved to a lot of them that were in the business of trafficking. Alcohol probably moved into opium or something else that was illegal. I mean if you watch narcos which is based on true story. But you know obviously it's hollywooded up. Ah you know they basically go oh the weed's not paying enough. We'll move to cocaine and so. Those types of people who are always looking to play at the edges are always going to go there no matter what the substance is that that is black marketed. 25:09.64 Max Shank No no question. It's hilarious that phrase crime doesn't pay but when you define something as a crime it pays handsomely like who's who's who's more wealthy than a Colombian Drug lord. 25:17.60 mikebledsoe Ah, crime pays when you don't get paid Just don't get caught. 25:29.59 Max Shank I mean unless you own a pharmaceutical company then you have legal drugs even more widespread use and you're even richer like those are some of the richest people on the planet. You know you look at you look at the different. Okay so is Netflix a drug is watching. 25:39.83 mikebledsoe Oh yeah. 25:47.96 Max Shank Media for hours and hours a drug. Yeah I mean there's no surprise that people gravitate toward maximum curiosity and maximum safety simultaneously. It completely satisfies our 2 most primal desires. Ah, that define human beings we want safety so you're inside your house or wherever you're in your own little world looking at your telephone or watching the screen and then you see the most outlandish you know game of thrones narcos like ah people like. Raping and killing each other and you're like I'm safe at home and I'm watching this like crazy dragons flying around everywhere. It's it's makes sense to me and look what are the the top companies in the world right now. It's ah like Facebook Amazon Apple Netflix. What's the g fang can't remember right now I should know that Google thank you I guess I could have googled it and figured that out. But that's so isn't that incredible. 26:49.90 mikebledsoe Google. 27:00.84 mikebledsoe That's now a definition in the there's else Google now made the dictionary by the way. 27:03.90 Max Shank Well I mean what's incredible about that is that they have avoided um, being considered a monopoly that's that's incredible. We're gonna get too far off track I take it back. We'll save it for another time. 27:21.71 mikebledsoe Alright I'll bring it back but let's get back the drugs so I like the classified drugs in the 2 categories. So when I talk to people and they get they they want to challenge me on like yeah I'm like. 27:21.84 Max Shank We we can't do this. We have to stay on drugs. Um. 27:40.57 mikebledsoe On on drugs and by the way I had someone on Instagram the other day just posting trolling me in the comments telling me I was ah was addicted to drugs and shit and it was pretty comical. They got blocked fuck them but they I mean you can talk a lot of shit to me in the comments I'll I'll respond back I enjoy. Back and forth. But when you just start when it starts getting ridiculous and there's not actually a conversation you're getting blocked. This person is probably listening to this I have a few trolls that know way too much about me which is which is a little creepy but um. 28:04.53 Max Shank So. 28:10.62 Max Shank Um, ah must make you feel pretty special. 28:17.83 mikebledsoe not not the kind of special I want to feel but ah when I get talking to people and they go ah, you know they they start lumping in say alcohol and heroin and with lsd in the same category of drug and I go. These are not the same. They're the opposite of each other to to put them in the same category and the category is drugs and I think it's good that we're using that name for this show and using it in this way because it really should be normalized I think the only way is to do it is to say drugs are. Fine and we need to talk about the drugs inside this context when you're growing up. There's like don't do drugs and all these things fall into the same thing so we're programmed to drop everything in the drugs category and there's 2 different types of drugs. There's drugs that make you feel less and there's drugs that make you feel more. And there's a lot of those are just like two sides of a spectrum. It's a concept. There's so much in between I mean when I think about using drugs I think of myself inside of a sphere and I can go not just three hundred and sixty degrees but three hundred and sixty degrees times three hundred and sixty degrees go in any direction I want to push my state into but there's largely. There's feeling less drugs and feeling more drugs and the feeling less drugs would be heroin alcohol these things that sedate you in a way that that it it. Keeps you from having the full human experience right? right. 29:56.79 Max Shank Reduces your sensitivity and others increase your sensitivity like alcohol and weed are the perfect examples that I think most people can understand. 30:03.78 mikebledsoe And so most people I think they associate or I'll talk to someone about having mushrooms and they go why I don't want to like you know I blacked out once on alcohol and I'm like this is you're not going to black out on mushrooms for one and but you're. Your awareness on alcohol is being so depressed and your awareness on on mushrooms is being if you've never done it if you've never done any psychedelics. It's It's an expansion that you'll never you'll break through multiple levels of expansion of consciousness that is indescribable. And the to to put these 2 things in the same category I think is a a huge disservice and it's a great way to just not learn about it. You know people just they just would rather not know shit about it and just. Avoid it because someone told them to yeah, it is easier. Okay, um. 30:59.36 Max Shank Well, it's easier to do that. Also right drugs are bad. Okay, you know, ah I mean the less nuance and context there is the less clear your understanding is going to be the more likely you are to just follow the closest. Authority figure. Um, so this this idea that we go into an a a meeting and then out in the hallway you got chain smoking and donut eating I mean look if you if you're an alcoholic and you. 31:19.82 mikebledsoe Accurate. 31:37.67 Max Shank And you like having that term attached to you and maybe you used to like beat your get drunk and beat your wife every night and now instead you chain smoke and eat donuts I think that's an improvement. Okay maybe we can do better but it's still a step in the right direction but this this whole idea. Of like substituting 1 addiction for another and that could be a whole um, different thing I've had some great talks with people about addiction and the hardest part is to define. It. The best definition I've heard is ah. Repeated behavior that gives you an outcome. You don't want that That's my favorite definition for addiction. So regardless of what the substance is go for it. 32:16.51 mikebledsoe E. Well I would say yeah people are one of the things I've noticed in my coaching with people is they get addicted addicted to emotions you know they they get addicted to to guilt. And because they're addicted to guilt I mean just experiencing guilt a terrible outcome. But yeah I think was it a? Ah, What's his name toll. 32:46.91 Max Shank It's like the familiar pain versus uncertainty a lot of people go into that. 32:57.87 mikebledsoe Be here. Not be here now that's Ram Das Ah not Ram das the power of now. Well he talks about the pain body and basically there's certain things that you're basically getting addicted to this is I associate this with being accepted or loved or whatever it is or. 32:58.60 Max Shank Ram Das Tolly is a power of now. 33:06.41 Max Shank Threat. 33:16.22 Max Shank Right. 33:17.83 mikebledsoe This is how I learned to survive when things became stressful or I'm afraid that I'm not going to be loved so now I need to respond in this way and so we we get addicted to there's this emotional pattern that is wreaking Havoc on our lives and so we're addicted to it So there's it Oh fuck. Yeah. 33:23.85 Max Shank Right? Well you ever met someone addicted to drama. You know what's you know? what's funny I've never heard. 33:37.74 mikebledsoe Get away from them. But we're all dick. But. 33:42.42 Max Shank A group of people who says I don't want any drama more than people who are addicted to drama like ah a person who's not addicted to it a person who actually doesn't want trauma doesn't even use that phrase but a person who's addicted to it. 33:59.97 mikebledsoe Totally totally. 34:02.10 Max Shank Always uses that phrase. It's one of the most and and I I'm like addicted to peace I like like drama is uncomfortable like I want to avoid it at all costs I don't mind a little confrontation but I don't want to. So for me I was just like whoa. This is insane that someone could actually want this like this and continue to either consciously or subconsciously manifest these situations of hardcore drama. 34:34.76 mikebledsoe Yeah, well we're we're all addicted to drama I mean if you if you buy into any narrative at all. It's because you enjoy the drama of it people watch Tv because they enjoy drama yeah, where what. 34:36.34 Max Shank Very exciting. 34:48.98 Max Shank You. 34:52.42 mikebledsoe What is the character they are playing in that story. They may be a more dramatic character. They may be emotional emotionally unstable. They may pick more fights but we're all living in a drama but you know what character are you playing in that drama and so. 34:55.36 Max Shank So. 35:02.42 Max Shank Right. 35:12.25 mikebledsoe You're kind of like the sit back and probably only step in when it's absolutely necessary kind of character whereas Karen Karen is out there just yeah and then you got Karen out there picking fights in the parking lot. 35:16.69 Max Shank I try to be like a Buddha guy. 35:25.83 Max Shank Well and and that can make you feel like you are solidifying your self image or your ego right? So a lot of these back to drugs. 35:34.96 mikebledsoe Yeah, all right? Let's get back to drugs. Um. Ah, the eye roll I don't think so I. 35:41.98 Max Shank If we had just done some cocaine before this. We'd be more focused. Yeah I've never I've never tried it but I've heard. It's really fun. Um. 35:52.25 mikebledsoe Yeah, ah and a handful of times. Ah I don't think the the repercussions aren't worth the fun compared to other drugs. Other drugs are just superior. It's kind of like when you start doing mushrooms. Why people start eating mushrooms like. 36:01.15 Max Shank Oh. Yeah, ah. 36:11.28 mikebledsoe Why was I drinking so much you mean on Friday night I could have eaten some mushrooms instead of drinking 12 beers. Wow the next day is that's pretty cool. 36:16.96 Max Shank Yeah, yeah, the the when you when it comes time to pay the Piper mushroom certainly seems a lot kinder than alcohol. Ah, how about? So I mean. 36:30.61 mikebledsoe Ah, just about anything's kinder than alcohol. 36:36.86 Max Shank Ah, is sex a drug. What do you think there are sex addicts out there also known as males. 36:40.20 mikebledsoe I Mean we're talking about it causes ears out, you know. Um, well you know, Ah, there's a certain chemical response happening in the body when you're having sex and you know sex with different people is going to give you different responses as well. So You know you might be addicted to a certain fetish or. 37:06.27 Max Shank And. 37:08.96 mikebledsoe Something like that. Yeah I mean I know people personally who identify as sex addicts and you know it was giving them a result they did not want and there's I shit man I I've had some sexual experience a lot of sexual experiences that ah. 37:14.35 Max Shank Ah. 37:28.19 mikebledsoe Would put in the psychedelic category of a lot I if you would ah if if you pulled the what's happening to my my dick out of the equation and I would say I don't know if I'm having sex or if I'm having a dmt experience. It's it's It's very. 37:30.83 Max Shank Oh. 37:46.99 Max Shank Sublime. 37:48.80 mikebledsoe Very similar Actually the older I get the more similar they become which is actually really exciting because I can just take get a little hit. Yeah well part of it is learning how to channel that energy. So most dudes are just. 37:51.59 Max Shank Um, it's an in intersection. That's pretty cool. Well, it's kind of like the meditation and mushrooms. Ah convergence right? like you were saying you can be. 38:06.31 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 38:09.88 Max Shank On mushrooms can get this like crazy effect. But um, it's kind of like a shortcut in a lot of ways where you could get there with lots of meditation and releasing the ego and really being here now and being present. It's just that most people need a jumpstart of some kind. To allow themselves to get there to cut through all of the ego and trauma and things like that and that's why um, there are such big changes after just 1 experience right. 38:41.48 mikebledsoe Yeah, huge benefit. There's most psychedelics and I like you you brought up meditation because you know you got this guy this monk sitting on a hill meditating for 30 years to achieve a state. Come back with some wisdom to share or just keep to themselves because I mean most of that's just for you anyway or you know I spent I spent a decent amount of time in South America with 39:03.44 Max Shank Yeah. 39:15.49 mikebledsoe Ah, the Ayahuascaros and what chimaro like healers down there is how they they go by by the way. The word shaman is ah is a northern europe like siberian word. It's not even south american so sometimes people give me like a shaman like you're appropriating I'm like no. 39:27.16 Max Shank Oh. 39:33.98 mikebledsoe You're appropriating. Are you from Siberia no all right shut the fuck up. But anyways, ah it's funny what it's it's mostly like white. Ah ah, whatever they call. Ah. 39:40.20 Max Shank Where do you find all these people good god. 39:48.92 Max Shank Hey I'm not white I'm pink Dude don't look at me. Yeah, um, yeah. 39:52.28 mikebledsoe You are definitely pink. You're not white I'm pink too. Ah now the ah ah new ages. It's like all this the new age crowd. You know they it's like oh so worried about appropriating I'm like you're appropriating shit left and right more than anybody just chill out. 40:11.70 Max Shank Um, isn't it isn't appropriation just called a appreciation or or sharing I mean like what if it's if it's good. It's good. 40:11.11 mikebledsoe Ah, but ah, it's pretty. Yeah I'm like I'm like anytime and when I when I hang out with we'll we'll say quote unquote shamans in South America because that's what people are are gonna I think understand better when I hang out with them and I'm like oh I'm like I'm gonna take back what I learned to. So where I live and they're like perfect bring it back to where I live show people like oh you're appropriating I'm like the only people we should be caring about is the people who I got it from and they're telling me to spread the word like this is how culture works this is how evolution works evolution works by appropriating what someone else has created. And then making it your own so people ah people people get upset because some people are really good at making money off of the thing they learn from another tradition and those people are poor I get that that's a whole other but it's it. That's such a deep conversation. Maybe. 40:56.14 Max Shank I Mean if you like it I think you'd probably do it. 41:06.84 Max Shank Ah. 41:13.97 mikebledsoe Maybe we just do a show on appropriation later. But ah so but I go down. Yeah yeah, but ah, you go down to South America they've been sitting with this medicine as thousands of years it at least if not longer thousands of years 41:16.74 Max Shank Expect a lot of eye rolling for that one for me. 41:33.21 mikebledsoe And you know they it's ah I equiate equate them that the knowledge that they get when um when a lot of these South American Healers have been introduced to Concepts of Buddhism and hinduism a lot of that they were completely ah ignorant of. Those philosophies of those religions and practices until the last couple decades because while the internet and people started traveling for these things and brought their own. They're like they like oh what we're doing down here is the same as buddhism like it's the same. 41:58.70 Max Shank Right. 42:10.39 mikebledsoe The the same wisdom is being accomplished in a much shorter period of time and ah, it's very interesting that people will will put meditation on this pedestal while using all sorts of drugs unknowingly and but. Using psychedelics as something is like oh you, you want to lean on that like human beings have been leaning on and evolving alongside psychedelic medicines for you know, probably tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of years so the idea of like. Not using this tool that we've been using for so long that's going to expand my consciousness seems kind of ridiculous. 42:52.41 Max Shank Well, it's all ridiculous because everybody is trying to alleviate a pain that they're feeling and the most primal pains are ah hunger sexual desire. The desire for safety and then as human beings. It's even a greater challenge because we have to harmonize this concept of meaning and mission and perhaps legacy and so that's why there's such a huge amount. Written passed down for generations. You know you have the bible. You have the doo de jing you have the book of the buddha you have these ah shamans in different parts of the world. I mean we have been trying to figure out how to live for a very very long time. In a way that is is comforting that pain that we feel and that discomfort is the fire for achieving your goals also and if you squelch that fire with ah. You know, tiktoks or heroin. Well I mean I guess that's where you're going to go I mean there's no worries. That's just it's going to work out differently than someone who uses that fire of discomfort like ah a Martin Luther King right and he does he goes the complete opposite way and he takes that pain and he transmutes it into something that he can share with the rest of the people and and that's why the word appropriation makes me laugh so much because it's all about sharing. Ultimately, the reason we write stuff down is so we can share it and the different pains that people feel may have different specific origins but they'll they're all rooted in some of those primal desires your ah desire for acceptance. You know, childhood et cetera growing up attracting a mate like all these different things like how can you um, use that pain for action rather than just quench that fire in a destructive way right? So it's it's very It's very interesting to see why people use drugs and really how they use them. 45:27.25 mikebledsoe Yeah, and this is why it's very important to pay attention and this is why I like psychedelics is because Psychedelics taught me to pay attention and in days after a mushroom experience and. Being concerned that I was going to lose whatever wisdom I had had ah received in that first ceremony and then days later still paying better attention to my state than I ever had before and that's that's part of the point of meditation too. 46:00.96 Max Shank 20 46:05.43 mikebledsoe Especially if you look at something like Viposana Meditation it's all about being present with the sensations in your body being and that would be sight smell hearing as well and so most people when they start meditating me do eyes closed. But there's also eyes open meditation but it's ah it's a more advanced thing. Yeah, it's it's pretty advanced. Ah. 46:22.72 Max Shank You can meditate with your eyes open that sounds pretty advanced. Maybe you can put a training course together for that level one. How to sit still with your eyes closed. Level 2 How to sit still with your eyes open. 46:39.77 mikebledsoe Ah, yeah, yeah, So the the point is the point isn't the ceremony. The point is not when you're sitting in Meditation. The point is bringing that level of awareness and that ah being present with. Your body the the world around you and yourself and all these things as you move throughout your day and so noticing I'm not that familiar with Karma yoga. 47:04.93 Max Shank That's karma yoga right? isn't that karma yoga. That's you as I understand it's bringing the awareness of meditation to every task that you do and the first time I really got it the first time I really got it was 47:15.20 mikebledsoe Um, oh you're right. 47:21.25 Max Shank When I was ah cleaning the leaves out of my pool with a long skimmer and I'm not proud of it. But you know just days before that revelation I had considered killing my neighbor's tree. So The leaves wouldn't fall in the pool I was like I was like what I was like why is this happening to me and anyway I didn't kill the tree I just started to really I I know it's ridiculous. It's all relative isn't it only absolute is relativity but I was really annoyed. 47:47.20 mikebledsoe Why is this happening to me. Ah. 47:58.55 Max Shank That the leaves were falling into my pool and the indignance of it all was in retrospect quite hilarious and so instead of like you know, murdering a tree. Ah I started to really enjoy the process of skimming the leaves out of a pool so it was like my little water Zen Garden and. 48:13.51 mikebledsoe Um, yeah. 48:17.59 Max Shank The more you can bring that awareness to everything you do the more clear you get on who you really are and what your mission is what you stand for you know what your value and values are the easier. It is to bring that level of awareness to all that stuff you do and. It's no surprise that we have figured out a lot of this stuff in the last several thousand years and I think if you can if you're looking for wisdom I would look at stuff that has lasted a really long Time. So if you take ancient, wisdom and modern Tools. You'll probably be at the most peace and very wealthy if you take modern, wisdom and ancient Tools. You will probably mess yourself up. Pretty bad. 49:04.37 mikebledsoe Agreed agreed. Yeah so paying attention helps to know what drugs you may be taking whether it be caffeine or shallow or deep breathing or whether it's lsd. 49:21.17 Max Shank A. 49:22.60 mikebledsoe You're gonna if you're paying attention to your state from moment to moment you're gonna you're gonna know what you should do more of in less up or when you should do things and when you should not do things but I to me takes a lot of practice ah paying attention while intentionally putting yourself. 49:41.25 Max Shank The modern tools can help my my favorite addiction I mean look food sex. Yeah I'm all on board. But Youtube is 1 of my addictions because you can have a true expert on. 49:41.26 mikebledsoe And these state changes. So ah, the modern tools mean out. 50:00.46 Max Shank Nearly any topic take you through their whole thought process on anything I can I can go down the Youtube Rabbi a hole for hours and hours. That's why I use the modern tech to ah, click it off at a certain timeframe. 50:05.16 mikebledsoe Yeah. 50:18.58 mikebledsoe E. 50:20.31 Max Shank So you know when I'm on my phone. Ah 5 minutes only if I'm on my computer I get 15 minutes and that's it and at least that pause will allow me to. Ask the question of is this really what I want to be doing right now. So that pattern break alone can be tremendous. That's why I was telling you before we got started here um on the door of the pantry in the kitchen There's a little sign that says pattern break. 50:38.56 mikebledsoe Yeah. Yeah, yeah. 50:56.39 Max Shank So before you open the pantry with all the snacks in it. There's a little sign that essentially reminds you intention before ingestion like is are you going here because you're hungry. Are you going here because you're sleepy. Are you going here because you're bored. Are you going here because you're deeply uncomfortable. And I think food is the most difficult drug because you cannot practice abstinence permanently like you cannot quit cold turkey cold turkey you must continue eating food. So like you could quit heroin forever. But you can't quit food forever. There's there's a give and take there. So the fact that you always have to have a toe in there makes it very challenging and look It's no surprise. What do we have like over half of the people obese ah something like that I get I get it I get it hey we we won the game of life. 51:47.30 mikebledsoe Something like that insane. 51:55.94 Max Shank We're dying of being too fat instead of underfed in this country that's look we won nice job. Everybody now let's consider how how we can swing the pendulum back a little bit. Food is tough. Food is a tough one but it all comes down to a few of those basic principles. 52:05.41 mikebledsoe Yeah, well said. 52:15.40 Max Shank Intention before ingestion. It's not about the substance. It's about the behavior. Um, you had a couple good ones too. But it's community matters a lot I think who you associate with the the 5 52:30.76 mikebledsoe Um I I yeah I've noticed in the last couple years the impact of community because I I'm ah I'm a very social person by nature. But. 52:33.58 Max Shank The 5 monkey rule. 52:49.29 mikebledsoe Um, a very social person by nature and I've also just like the downfall of that is being too open at too many different energies and and a lot of times like I almost feel guilty about not almost I do there are times where I feel guilty about. Denying people my my attention knowing that by giving them my attention. It's bleeding me dry and ah yeah, just over the last few years I'd say I'd say like the last four years I've gotten 53:11.00 Max Shank And. 53:24.89 mikebledsoe Very intentional about my community and the people I surround myself with and not only does it change my experience from moment to moment as I'm in those communities with those people and and having my cup filled but my behavior that comes from being and and community with certain people is just. 53:43.43 Max Shank Ah. 53:44.77 mikebledsoe I Like how I am I like who I'm being I like my behavior much better when I place myself in certain communities and I so you know work with a lot of people and the thing that I've noticed you know people like I want to solve my. 53:54.30 Max Shank Um, totally. 54:04.90 mikebledsoe Financial problems by doing all these things I need more systems and business and I need no marketing and I'm like yeah you do need to know all that stuff. But you're not going to really be able to implement it if you're if there's no Community. You're not going to loan wolf your way into the good behaviors. There's There's some people that may be able to accomplish what they want as a lone wolf but it's not gonna be as enjoyable and and it's and it it may not they may accomplish their thing but may not be happy at the end. 54:31.39 Max Shank Also Also, you don't get extra points for doing anything all by yourself as I once thought there are no extra points or Credit. You're given at the end I always thought if I did something all on my own people would be like wow. Look how amazing he really is he You don't get any of those extra points at the end. It's total waste. 54:52.82 mikebledsoe No okay community is a huge leverage point I mean we see this in the gym people come in to lose £15 but they stick around why community they want to be around people who are like minded we have similar goals. 55:09.10 Max Shank The the. 55:10.83 mikebledsoe Have similar values and you know I like putting myself in community where they value something that I want to value more you know, ah people people say they value things They don't actually value. They. They they tell you they value things they want to value but most people if they haven't reached their goal if if their values were already aligned with their goals. They have had accomplished that or beyond such a trajectory reaching it. They would be obvious that it's just happening. But people want to be different which means they have to change their values. You have to change your values to reach your goals. So Yeah and I yeah you just go in their House. You can see and so community I like to choose to hang out with people who value. 55:50.00 Max Shank Um I think actions speak louder than words in that case, you're hundred percent right like it's easy to see what someone really values. 56:05.81 mikebledsoe Something more than I do that I that I want to value more and so I use community to shift my values because you know I hang out with people who make more money than me they they have spent more time valuing dollars than I have. 56:21.19 Max Shank Ah. 56:22.58 mikebledsoe They spend more time thinking about it and they think about it in ways that most people don't and so just by putting yourself in that environment. You don't even have to be talking about money. But you're just like it's the way they're being. It's there's an osmosis going on. 56:26.89 Max Shank Oh my God oh. 56:41.13 Max Shank Dude, that's so true I remember that was the first you were the person who mentioned that to me and it stuck with me was ah you know don't necessarily just listen to what people are saying notice how they are being. And I thought that was ah, an interesting distinction that I'd never really considered before and the atmosphere or the climate in the company you keep is totally different and money is a perfect example because you got to be so careful. Um. Hanging out with people who have a scarcity mindset around money like you probably want to hang around with people where five ten grand is not a lot of money if you want to be wealthy like if ah if people are telling you all the time about the thing they bought for. 57:22.14 mikebledsoe Down. Yeah. 57:31.70 Max Shank $5 off coupon I mean I'm not saying that makes you bad it just means that there's still like ah missing the forest for the trees or pennywise pound foolish kinda thing going on there like you don't want to be in that environment of scarcity versus abundance. 57:40.21 mikebledsoe Yeah, when this goes back to yeah and this applies to you know drugs as well drug abuse. So if you around a bunch of drug abusers. You're gonna keep abusing. 57:57.00 Max Shank Totally. 57:58.20 mikebledsoe And the the money one I think is a good one because people can almost everybody can they understand it. They experience it and. 58:04.52 Max Shank And. 58:10.32 mikebledsoe I think I may have lost it. Maybe it'll come back. Oh yeah, that changed that that changes people's state Incredible. Go check your bank account. What's that experience like. 58:12.61 Max Shank Well money is kind of a funny, a funny, a funny drug too like I see I see money as energy. 58:29.50 mikebledsoe For the average person. You know the average person. Some people they they don't want to go check their bank account. They're afraid to look at it. Some people are excited to look at it. It's having an impact. 58:37.83 Max Shank I Like to look at my bank account and whack off. Ah I'm joking that I don't really do that. But I actually try to look at it as little as possible to still know the direction that the ship is going because I I don't. 58:53.10 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 58:57.39 Max Shank I never wanted to have to like make sure I had enough in the account to buy something essentially but you know you get to a certain point I don't know I think like by today's values or something like that if you make over a hundred k you basically have as good a life. 59:01.57 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 59:16.88 Max Shank As the top 1% in terms of like the basic needs like you don't have to worry about food going out guacamole on your chipotle that sort of thing and then beyond that then it's just this new game like trying to trying to be a billionaire. 59:29.61 mikebledsoe Yeah, well that. 59:35.29 Max Shank Unless you have a solid mission that you want to use that fund those funds for like that's got to be some form of mental illness now. It's a very constructive. It's a very constructive mental illness. It's like how you think that you deserve love. 59:44.14 mikebledsoe There's something else going on there. 59:52.97 Max Shank You know I have that thing like people want love power attention in that order and so some people don't think they'll ever really deserve love because they hate themselves on some level or their mom did which is kind of like that you get the whole idea. So They think I'll just get as powerful as possible. And then people have to love me or fear me or whatever. So It's ah it's a very funny thing the different way we could do a whole thing about about money that would be kind of fun. Maybe we'll do that after business next time but that's a. 01:00:22.31 mikebledsoe Yeah, we should definitely do that. Yeah I'm put in the notes right now I remembered we'll close this up soon. Ah, the the it came back to me the what I wanted to say about the money in community is. 01:00:28.69 Max Shank Yeah, yeah. 01:00:39.46 mikebledsoe I What I witnessed a lot of people struggle with is they need to find new community so they can take on these new habits and behaviors. But they feel guilty about leaving their old community behind they're like oh you know and and then your old friends are gonna call you a sellout and this and that and like. 01:00:55.24 Max Shank Totally. 01:00:58.10 mikebledsoe And so so many people are afraid of of leaving that community and like leaving them behind but the reality is is they're leaving themselves behind now they're they're happy where they're at you want to change, you got to jump ship and people are gonna judge you no matter? what. 01:01:13.89 Max Shank No doubt. 01:01:16.65 mikebledsoe And ah yeah, the more successful you become the more prominent you become the more of a target you become and so I have to say the more popular I become the more people I have to turn down to hang out and they may talk shit about me but I've only got so much time. 01:01:24.57 Max Shank No question. 01:01:36.27 mikebledsoe And the day and my energy is important to me and I'm gonna I'm gonna keep it that way. 01:01:36.44 Max Shank Yeah questions. And that's great to hear from you because it sounds like you are just learning how to draw boundaries in the last few years that sound right? Yeah and it's funny. 01:01:49.15 mikebledsoe Yeah, I'd say the last four years say it's been about yeah yeah about 4 years now it's been ah I had to like I did cut a lot of people off a lot of people are mad at me. Yeah. 01:01:58.91 Max Shank I'm just learning how to be open. Yeah, Ah yeah for me I'm like coming from the opposite end of the spectrum you have like this super social like Chimp energy and I feel like I have this cat like a tiger type of energy where I like just. Have such hard boundaries drawn that if someone doesn't like it I'm like ah tough shit Basically but that also shrinks your circle so much. So finding that balance point or creating that balance that you really like is ah it's fun. That's why I like when we chat. 01:02:21.57 mikebledsoe Yeah. 01:02:28.47 mikebledsoe Mm. 01:02:34.28 mikebledsoe Yeah. 01:02:36.48 Max Shank Because we come at it from such different angles. But interestingly enough we still seem to agree on like almost everything because we really focus on the nuance and the principles and there are very few absolutes and that's what makes it so interesting. Same with drugs. There's no, there's no absolutes. It's like you either use them. 01:02:48.62 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 01:02:56.25 Max Shank Or you abuse them. But I guarantee you're using them. 01:02:59.98 mikebledsoe Yep yep, any final thoughts. 01:03:03.41 Max Shank Maybe just that everybody uses them some people abuse them. 01:03:05.89 mikebledsoe Sound are good. Ah, ah 1 thing I want to mention is set setting and dosage. So the set being your mindset. What What's your state of mind the setting. What's your environment like. And the dosage those are your 3 variables to pay attention to with everything but in regard to drugs set setting and dosage are the 3 most important things to focus on if one of those things are off. You may have a poor experience. 01:03:30.95 Max Shank No. 01:03:42.19 mikebledsoe You make sure that all 3 of those things are dialed in you're in for a good time and I'll leave it with that where do they find you max. 01:03:53.60 Max Shank http://maxshank.com or at ma shank. 01:03:54.77 mikebledsoe Excellent and I've got a strong coach summit coming up and marching go to http://thestrongcoach.com/summit and I imagine some people be doing drugs there as we listen to music at some point during the weekend. So if you want to hop in there come on over.
This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Victoria is feeling nervous and scared about leaving her small town and going to university in a big city. Her friend Piper doesn't seem scared at all. Victoria learns that some of Piper's confidence comes from her success in a martial arts class. Victoria decides to give it a try and she learns that small girls like her can be fierce opponents. This story is told in the present tense. Repeated words and phrases include “confianza” (confidence/trust), “débil” (weak), “fuerte” (strong), “agarra” (grab/hold), “golpea” (punch/hit), “patea” (kicks), “rueda” (rolls), “apalancamiento” (leverage) and “entrenar” (to train/practice). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/01/30/simple-stories-in-spanish-la-pequena-victoria/ ¡Muchas gracias por escuchar! Thank you for listening, and a HUGE thank you for your support. I really enjoy creating and sharing simple, comprehensible stories in Spanish. If you would like to help me in that endeavor, consider buying me a taco at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher)
Loving Presence A sermon preached by Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC January 30, 2022, the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany. “Shine On!” series. Texts: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Luke 4:21-30 Do you have to “go to church” to be a Christian? Evidently there was quite the robust conversation on this topic amongst our last confirmation class. There are at least a couple of solid responses. First, I would pose a follow up question, does showing up for worship and other church activities on a regular basis make you a Christian? If, by Christian, we mean (as we say in our Baptismal liturgy) “a true disciple who walks in the way that leads to life” then the answer is a resounding, “no.” Going to a church makes you a Christian as much as going to a garage makes you a car. It is quite possible to be a card-carrying Christian whose life has little resemblance to Jesus—and perhaps even does damage to Jesus' good name. The story of what happens when Jesus goes back to his “home church” in Nazareth is a good example. Jesus reminded them that God's prophetic work focused on those considered “outsiders” or “other,” implying this would be the case for Jesus' ministry as well. The hometown crowd couldn't stand the thought that he wouldn't just share his gifts with them, they were enraged at Jesus' implication that the miracle of his love would be offered to people whom they deemed enemies, to people they despised. When Jesus went to his home church to visit the adults with whom he had grown up, perhaps folks who had taught him the Torah, and played with him as a child, perhaps adults whom he had admired…what happened? They didn't just damage his name, they tried to kill him. They had somehow missed the part in scripture about caring for the stranger and sojourner, doing justice, and walking humbly with God. They wanted what they wanted for themselves, were looking out for themselves. But, as Jesus points out and models, the Judeo-Christian story provides a stark contrast to this human tendency. The story we tell is not just about us as individuals, not just about “me.” It's about “WE.” Our faith is all about relationships, it involves caring about more than just my own needs or desires, it involves being part of a community, it involves attending to the needs of the most vulnerable ones in God's creation. These relational, communal, other-focused aspects of the faith are not peripheral to our practice of Christian faith. They are at the very core. And here is where we get to another response to the confirmands' conversation. In short, “there is no such thing as solitary Christianity. Being a follower of Jesus means being in community with other followers of Jesus. We can be…spiritual without the presence of other people in our lives, but we cannot be growing disciples of Jesus Christ without the encouragement, guidance, wisdom, and accountability of other disciples.” I often talk about the community of the church as the “lab” or training ground for the rest of our lives. It is in our faith community that we get to practice mercy, compassion, leadership, courage, speaking up, holding our tongues, sharing our gifts, honoring others' gifts, and all the rest. The 1st letter to the Corinthians was focused on helping that congregation get clear about where they needed to do better in their practice. As Pastor Ben pointed out last week, Paul is speaking to the ways that some gifts were being valued more than others, some people being valued more than others. Paul encouraged them to practice a more excellent way of living in relationship and community, the way of love. We practice when we are present with one another. Weekly gatherings for worship are our most regular, broadly shared communal experience of relating to God and to one another. For those who are new among us on any given Sunday, what they see, hear, and do as part of our worship tells them a lot about who we are and what we're about. For those of us who worship as Foundry regularly, everything we do in worship is an occasion for rehearsing our faith. One writer says that “the repeated patterns and practices of Christian worship over time shape us in ways of being with God and one another. In the repeated patterns and practices of Christian worship, we are formed and fashioned into the values and vision of the gospel.” “Repeated patterns and practices,” it is suggested, are necessary in order to be formed into the shape that more closely resembles the Kin-dom of heaven. Think of a body-builder: if he wants to change the shape of his body to emphasize certain aspects of his physique, then regular, repeated patterns and practices are required. The same movement, over and over, builds strength and definition. If we want our lives to look a certain way, to have particular characteristics and reflect particular values, then repeated patterns and practices—disciplined habits—are required to help our lives take that shape. We might also think about a sports team. Individuals can practice the fundamentals on their own, but the team won't play well together or accomplish its goal unless each person is consistent in team practice and utilizes each team member's different strengths. The repeated patterns and practices of Christian worship, meant to be lively and life-giving can certainly become formulaic, boring, and, well…deadly. The founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley, was deeply concerned that the Anglican Church of which he was a part had devolved into empty ritualism, seemingly cut off from the life-transforming power of the Holy Spirit. His response was to organize small groups to study the Bible, pray, support one another in the faith, hold each other accountable, and serve the poor. These small groups provided a context within which folks were reminded of what they were doing, nurtured a faith that was really connected to their everyday life, and deepened their relationship with the God they worshiped when they showed up on Sunday morning. Wesley remained an Anglican priest his whole life and always expected members of the small groups within the Methodist societies to worship at their parish church, bringing their spiritual awakening with them into the pews to enliven the ritual with a vital and living faith in a living God! Our spiritual heritage as United Methodists, therefore, is rich with a model for small group community, with worship patterns and practices of the Anglican Church out of which we grew, and an intentional focus on the movement of the Holy Spirit who is always at work in our daily lives and in our worship to challenge, transform, inspire, and make us new. There is a basic pattern and movement of our worship—gathering in prayer and praise, being encountered by the Word of God, responding to the Word in acts of faith, generosity, sacrament, and commitment, and being commissioned and sent forth. Within the basic pattern, those of us who plan worship may add something creative or different at the prompting of Spirit. And in any given week, something may happen “on the spot”—something unplanned or uncontrolled. The regular pattern and practice of communal worship creates the trusted “container” in which Spirit can move in surprising ways. I will never forget the Ascension Sunday when, after preaching a sermon inspired by an image of Christ dancing into heaven, I planned to have my friend sing the song “I Hope You Dance.” I knew I would invite the congregation to respond during the song, but wasn't sure what form that response would take—whether it would be an invitation to pray at the altar or in the pews, or—well, I just didn't know ahead of time. When the time came, I simply invited folks to respond however they wanted to…they could pray, they could just ponder, they could dance, whatever. And, lo and behold, people got up and started dancing together, right there in church! Communal ritual—whether in worship or participation in a small group—helps create trust that allows taking risks like that. It's also important because of its consistency. It helps us remain in relationship to God and to one another through the varying conditions of our lives and the inconsistencies of our feelings and moods; this is why I encourage those who are grieving—or those struggling in their faith—to get back into regular worship or connection with their small group as soon as possible; the ritual helps provide something constant, a place to be held. It has also been said that ritual practice is necessary for us because of our persistent amnesia—our forgetting who we are, whom we live for, and why. And so we gather in small groups to share what's real in our lives and to receive encouragement, support, and prayer for the journey. We are present with one another in worship to pray, listen, and ponder, to sing our praises to God, to speak words full of poetry and mystery that call us to remember the story, to remember who we are and who God is and why we are here anyway—that it's not all about me or just looking out for Number One, that there is something larger of which we are a part and that there is hope for our lives no matter what the circumstances. Perhaps the most poignant example for me of the power of communal ritual to form and shape us and to become so much a part of us that it lives in our bones is the experience of praying and singing with folks who suffer from Alzheimers Disease or dementia. Somehow the Lord's Prayer, the favorite Christmas carol—whatever was repeated and enlivened through the rituals of the Church for that person—those things remain when so much else is lost. The disease can't touch that part of them; they can still recite those prayers… Those rituals live in very deep places in us. They form us; and they remind us who we are even when so much else of our lives is forgotten. And, of course, the thing that matters most of all in life is the love we give and receive. Cultivating relationships, caring for one another, sharing life in all its complications, and highs, and lows, working shoulder to shoulder for things that matter, laughing, crying, and persevering together—this is the heart of it all. Our worship and our intentional connections in relationship with one another in small groups, classes, ministry teams and committees provide the place for us to practice living faith, hope, and love. Only when we've been at it awhile, will we be able to create enough trust to do the really difficult things and work together in ways that truly honor every gift and member. It is in these contexts we are formed and grow in the love and compassion that reflects the life of God revealed in Jesus. Do you have to “go to church” to call yourself a Christian? No. Do you need to be part of intentional covenant community—even with all its challenges, needs, disappointments, and foibles—to be fully shaped and formed over the course of your life in the perfect love of God in the image of Jesus? Well… yes. The good news is that God's faith in us, hope for us, and love for us abide. And that loving presence will guide your steps…and always on a path that leads to life. https://foundryumc.org/archive
This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Today's story comes from a request for a story about musical instruments. Perhaps you will remember “La mentira de Miguel” (season 1, episode 11). Miguel wanted to go to a rock concert with his friend Wes, but, due to his lying, ended up going to a classical music concert with his mom and sister. Little did he know how much that concert would change his life. He thought rock music was the only sound worth listening to, but after hearing violins, flutes, trumpets, and tubas, he has a new appreciation for instruments.This story is told in the present tense. Repeated words and phrases include “mentira” (lie), “chido” (cool), “ensayar” (to rehearse/practice), “labios” (lips), and “sopla” (blow). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/01/23/simple-stories-in-spanish-la-musica-de-miguel/ ¡Muchas gracias por escuchar! Thank you for listening, and a HUGE thank you for your support. I really enjoy creating and sharing simple, comprehensible stories in Spanish. If you would like to help me in that endeavor, consider buying me a taco at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher)
Logan takes us through two parables dealing with prayer: The Parable of the Friend at Midnight and The Parable of the Persistent Widow. Sermon Notes: Kal Va'Chomer – “how much more” Luke 11:5-13 Luke 18:1-8 Implications: 1. You should have fearless audacity in how you come to God in prayer. 2. You can expect God to answer your prayers. 3. Repeated prayer separates want from need. 4. God gives good gifts. Discipleship Conversation Starters: 1. Do you expect God to give you crappy gifts? 2. Are you really willing to go to God with your wants/needs? 3. Where do you need God to show up in your life right now? 4. Where is God telling you “no” right now? 5. What gets in the way of you praying?
This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Today's story comes from a request for a story about monarch butterflies. Hannah is a curious girl. When a butterfly lands in her back yard, she wants to learn all about it. After visiting the library, she learns that these butterflies are special and that they fly all the way to Mexico from Canada. What else will she learn about the mariposa monarca? This story is told in the present tense. Repeated words and phrases include “mariposa” (butterfly), “alas” (wings), “oruga” (caterpillar), “algodoncillo” (milkweed), “biblioteca” (library), and “bibliotecaria” (librarian). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/01/16/simple-stories-in-spanish-las-mariposas-monarcas/ ¡Muchas gracias por escuchar! Thank you for listening, and a HUGE thank you for your support. I really enjoy creating and sharing simple, comprehensible stories in Spanish. If you would like to help me in that endeavor, consider buying me a taco at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher)
Have you ever considered that simplicity is the key to excelling? Fundamental processes and systems are the key to execution. Repeated, effective execution is a concept anyone is capable of mastering. Brian McKittrick is a sales master and the author of the new book It Ain't Rocket Surgery: 21 Simple Tips that will Take Your Sales to the Moon! For over 20 years Brian led, trained and encourages sales teams to excel in all areas of selling from retail to insurance. Now, Brian is focused on sharing his wisdom on his podcast and building an effective brand on social media. On this episode of Underdog Empowerment, Zach and Brian chat about perceptions of success and how small, simple, actionable tactics are the most effective way to build a winning team. The two also bond over their respective love for reading and how they apply the knowledge they gain to their own lives. Listen in for an episode that will dial in and simplify your sales strategy. Show Notes: https://underdogempowerment.com/brian-mckittrick Get More Involved: Leave A Review & Subscribe On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/underdog-empowerment/id1373572178 Free A-to-Z roadmap on launching a top-shelf podcast: https://underdogempowerment.com/roadmap Access Our Top Resource Recommendations: https://underdogempowerment.com/resources/ Subscribe On YouTube: https://underdogempowerment.com/youtube
This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Today's story comes from a request for underwater vocabulary. The Mesoamerican Reef system is the second largest in the world. Located in el /Mar Caribe, Caribbean Sea, the most beautiful section of this reef is accessible through the island of Roatán in Honduras. Here you can see the plant and animal life that call this tropical paradise home.This story is told mostly in the the present tense. Repeated words and phrases include “pez” (fish), “bucear” (scuba dive), “aletas” (fins), “tortuga” (turtle), “cangrejo” (crab), “tiburón ballena” (tiburón = shark, ballena = whale), and “choca” (crash). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/01/09/simple-stories-in-spanish-bajo-el-mar/ ¡Muchas gracias por escuchar! Thank you for listening, and a HUGE thank you for your support. I really enjoy creating and sharing simple, comprehensible stories in Spanish. If you would like to help me in that endeavor, consider buying me a taco at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher)
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Welcome back! This is the first of a 24-episode contract beginning in 2022. I've already recorded an interview with Kyle Hagge and have a couple more scheduled. Between those and some solo episodes, there's a lot of content that I'm very excited about that's coming. This podcast is built around the idea of Live By Design. This is a concept that says you have responsibility and ownership of your life. That your actions have consequences and you can make your own decisions with agency. To go along with that is the idea of this: If you change nothing, nothing will change. It's January 5th, the beginning of a new year, 2022. Around this time, there's been lots of talk about resolutions, and if you don't change anything about your life, nothing about your life will change. But I want to add to that: If you change everything, nothing will change. Life isn't about radical shifts and transitions. It's not about flipping a switch and being a new person. There's really something to the new year, and it signifies a new beginning in your life, and in mine. But realistically. If you're like me, you often try to make sweeping changes to your life in short bursts. You say things like, “This month, I'll change XYZ and ABC.” You might even write out your new habits and put them in your calendar and schedule them in, so you know you'll follow through with it. When we try to make sweeping, broad changes like this, we often cannot make them. We can't follow through. Life doesn't work that way. The right answer for new years' resolutions and for goal-setting and growth in general is a middle-ground. It's not about changing nothing, (if you change nothing, nothing will change), but it's also not about changing everything (if you change everything, nothing will change.) Instead, it's about taking consistent actions. One day after the another, each step before the next. Repeated, consistent actions are the big things in our lives. People that are great writers got that way not by taking one course or reading one book. They got that way by writing a lot of words every day for a long time. Repeated, consistent action. People who are fit didn't do it on a crash diet and going to the gym in January. They did it by building habits and consistent actions of eating healthier, sleeping better, and exercising consistently for a long time. Our lives can change. You are capable of change. That's a core tenet of the Live By Design idea. But to make a lasting change means you have to change in small ways, consistently. Over long periods of time, these small changes become the big changes. And I hope today is the day you start with those small changes. Every Monday and Wednesday, I publish a bite-sized episode on fulfillment, living by design, working hard, career growth, and mental models. These episodes are less than 10 minutes so you can fit them in your daily routine, and they come from some of the wisest, most accomplished people throughout history. Subscribe to the show today wherever you get your podcasts. For more Bite-Sized Philosophy content, subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts, follow me on Twitter or subscribe to my email list for a fun story delivered right to your inbox every single Friday! Text me! 323-609-5262 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/joel-sigrist/support
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Imagine waking up to a new year and finding yourself on sale. Your photograph has been used without your permission on an app where you're listed for an online auction. That's exactly how more than 100 Muslim women in India were greeted on the morning of 1 January 2022. Muslim women with significant social media following, including several activists and journalists, found themselves being auctioned off by anonymous accounts through a web page on GitHub called 'Bulli Bai'. Screenshots shared by some of the targets show their photos and Twitter handles, and had the message 'Your Bulli Bai for the day.' But as disturbing as this is, unfortunately, it's the second time in less than six months that such a despicable thing has happened, where women have been targeted for their religious and gender identities, without a single arrest being made in the incidents at the time of the recording of this podcast.* As the repeated offence raked up massive outrage on social media platforms once again, the app was taken down. In terms of police actions so far, the Delhi and Mumbai cyber teams have filed separate FIRs against unknown persons with charges of sexual harassment, intentions to insult the modesty of a woman, promoting enmity on grounds of religion, and imputations prejudicial to national integration. At the time of the recording of this podcast, no arrest was made in the cases. The Delhi Police has also sought information from Twitter about the account that first tweeted about the 'Bulli Bai' app as well as information about the app developer from GitHub platform. But does all this inspire confidence, given the police inaction in the first incident? Is it the same inaction that has emboldened the culprits towards a repetition of such misogynistic and Islamophobic harassment at a time when attacks on minorities are at an all time high in the country? Tune in! *Since the publishing of the podcast, the Mumbai Police has detained a 21-year-old Bengaluru man in connection with the case.) Host and Producer: Shorbori Purkayastha Guests: Arshi Qureshi, Independent Journalist Fatima Khan, Senior Correspondent, The Quint Apar Gupta, Executive Editor, IFF Karan Saini, Bengaluru-based security analyst Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
Summary: In this episode, we gain a deeper understanding of the experience of trauma, the impact of trauma. we clarify definitions of different aspects of trauma, various categories of trauma, the immediate and delayed signs and symptoms of trauma, and the effects of trauma. Then I share an experiential exercise with you to help you discover potential areas that might be fruitful for future exploration of your own internal experience. Opening Dramatic Short Brief descriptions of the experience of trauma “Outside, the sun shines. Inside, there's only darkness. The blackness is hard to describe, as it's more than symptoms. It's a nothing that becomes everything there is. And what one sees is only a fraction of the trauma inflicted.” ― Justin Ordoñez “My current life, I realized, was constructed around an absence; for all its richness I still felt as if the floors might give way, as if its core were only a covering of leaves, and I would slip through, falling endlessly, never to get my footing.” ― Esi Edugyan, Washington Black “I wish I'd fallen softly. Light and graceful like a feather drifting slowly to the earth on a warm and dreamy summer's day. I wish that I'd landed softly too. But there is nothing soft or graceful about that devastating moment when the worst has come to pass. The unavoidable truth is that it is hard, cold and brutal. All that you know to be true and good in life shatters in an instant. You feel like a delicate pottery bowl violently tossed from your place of rest, watching yourself crash and scatter across the hostile dark earth. The sound is deafening. Time stops. Inside, the quiet ache of shock and heartbreak slowly makes its grip known. They cut deep, these jagged edges of broken sherds. You gasp for air hungrily, yet somehow forget how to breathe.”― Jodi Sky Rogers Introduction We are born into a not only a fallen world, but a traumatized world We not only share in a fallen human condition, but a traumatized condition. “No matter what kind of childhood we've had, nobody escapes trauma while growing up.”― Kenny Weiss The Fall goes way back, before the world was even created, to the fall of the Lucifer, the light-bearer, the morning star and his angels -- and then the fallenness entered our world through original sin, the sin of Adam and Eve, and these are the original traumas, the fall of the angels and original sin. You and I are together in the adventure of this podcast, Interior Integration for Catholics, we are journeying together, and I am thankful to be with you. I am Dr. Peter Malinoski, clinical psychologist and passionate Catholic and together, We bring the best of psychology and human formation and harmonize it with the perennial truths of the Catholic Faith. This podcast, Interior Integration for Catholics is part of our broader outreach, Souls and Hearts bringing the best of psychology grounded in a Catholic worldview to you and the rest of the world through our website soulsandhearts.com. Trauma. We are just beginning a whole series of episodes on trauma. You've been asking for this -- so many requests for us to address trauma head on. It's such a tough topic and such an important topic, and we are taking on the tough and important topics that matter to you. Really important to understand the inner experience of trauma -- so you can recognize it in your own life and recognize it an empathetic and attuned way in others' loves. Part of loving them. Today, we're going to get an overview of the best of the secular understandings of trauma. So much has changed since I entered graduate school in 1993 -- back then there was one seminal text on trauma, Judith Herman's Trauma and Recovery. Now, especially in the last 10-15 years, there has been an upsurge of new, fresh and much better ways of understanding trauma. Outline Impact of Trauma Definitions of terms Definition of trauma Definition of Attachment injury Definition of relational hurt Definition of adverse experience. Categories of Trauma Recognizing Trauma from the Reactions, signs and symptoms. Discuss commonly accepted effects of trauma Go over the traumatic effects of what didn't happen, what was missing Experiential exercise to help you identify areas of your internal experience that are impacted by trauma Impact of Trauma From the North Dakota Department of Human Services Fact Sheet • People who have experienced trauma are:◉ 15 times more likely to attempt suicide◉ 4 times more likely to abuse alcohol◉ 4 times more likely to develop a sexually transmitted disease ◉ 4 times more likely to inject drugs◉ 3 times more likely to use antidepressant medication◉ 3 times more likely to be absent from work◉ 3 times more likely to experience depression◉ 3 times more likely to have serious job problems◉ 2.5 times more likely to smoke◉ 2 times more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)◉ 2 times more likely to have serious financial problems 16-minute TED MED talk from How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris September 2014 Definitions of Trauma Lots of confusion Briere & Scott (2006) Principles of Trauma Therapy: people use the term trauma to refer to either a traumatic experience or event the resulting injury or stress, or the longer-term impacts and consequences American Psychological Association Website: Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. Problem in emphasizing the emotional aspects. It's much more than that Misses the overwhelming aspect. Does get the "response" part right. Integrated Listening Systems website: Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual's ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel a full range of emotions and experiences. DSM-5 PTSD, Acute Stress Disorder. Not going to address those here, not worth the time. Highly criticized by many professionals for being very limited and behind the curve, not recognizing the nuances and categories of trauma responses. Attachment Injury Definition: Dr. Sue Johnson defines an attachment injury as “a feeling of betrayal or abandonment during a critical time of need.” Very relational. Uniformed Services University Human Performance Resources sheet: An attachment injury is an emotional wound to an intimate, interdependent relationship. It usually happens after a breach of trust—particularly in a time of need or a moment of loss or transition. Once an attachment injury occurs, it can leave one or both partners feeling betrayed or abandoned. Examples of causes of attachment injuries from John Gottman "What Makes Love Last: How to build trust and avoid betrayal" Conditional Commitment: You or your partner are one the lookout for someone more attractive, more desirable, someone who is a better soul mate. A Nonsexual Affair: sometimes emotional affairs - emotional connection in an exclusive relationship with someone else. Lying: Deception, dishonesty, little white lies. Forming a Coalition Against the Partner: Pulling the kids in, trying to isolate the other person. No longer collaborative. Absenteeism or Coldness: Not prioritizing each other at a time of need -- distancing instead -- can have a devastating impact. Whether failing to support during highly stressful events or consistently missing opportunities to turn towards each other during the rigors of life, both are destructive. Withdrawal of Sexual Interest: This can really be wounding. Sometimes one spouse is ok with this and the other is not. Disrespect: quote by John Gottman… “A loving relationship is not about one person having the upper hand – it's about holding hands.” This includes refusing to acknowledge hurting your partner and a lack of willingness to apologize to your partner. Unfairness: Dishonesty. Lack of balance in housework, lack of collaboration on finances. Selfishness: When one partner lives mostly in a self-focused way; behaviors driven by self-absorption can be very wearing on relationship. Breaking Promises: Repeated disappointments around broken or unfulfilled promises results in disillusionment and undercuts trust between the spouses. The one breaking promises can unwittingly communicate the message, “You don't matter.” Additional examples from Lana Isaacson abuse (emotional- gaslighting, power and control, economic, verbal, physical, or sexual), refusal to forgive or accept partner or let go of resentments (includes excessive criticism, moving out of your home and refusing to return, etc.) after your partner has done significant personal and relational growth work and demonstrating change. Relational Hurts - Lori Epting at GoodTherapy.org Relational Hurt or Attachment Injury? How to Tell the Difference April 5, 2018 Painful experiences in an attachment relationship inflicted by the other person, but that don't lead to rupture of the relationship Still a sense of love and connection between the people Still trust and mutuality. Still a capacity for the couple to move forward Does the other spouse still love and care for you? Answer: Yes. Examples: forgotten anniversaries, insults, or intense arguments. Adverse Experiences: Adverse Childhood Experiences Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) cover a wide range of difficult situations that children either directly face or witness while growing up, before they have developed effective coping skills. ACEs can disrupt the normal course of development and the emotional injury can last long into adulthood. The loss of a parent; neglect; emotional, physical, or sexual abuse; and divorce are among the most common types of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences: Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County fact sheet -- with studies documenting each statistics. Four of every 10 children in American say they experienced a physical assault during the past year, with one in 10 receiving an assault-related injury. (2) 2% of all children experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse during the past year, with the rate at nearly 11% for girls aged 14 to 17. (2) Nearly 14% of children repeatedly experienced maltreatment by a caregiver, including nearly 4% who experienced physical abuse. (2) 1 in 4 children was the victim of robbery, vandalism or theft during the previous year. (2) More than 13% of children reported being physically bullied, while more than 1 in 3 said they had been emotionally bullied. (2) 1 in 5 children witnessed violence in their family or the neighborhood during the previous year. (2) In one year, 39% of children between the ages of 12 and 17 reported witnessing violence, 17% reported being a victim of physical assault and 8% reported being the victim of sexual assault. (3) More than 60% of youth age 17 and younger have been exposed to crime, violence and abuse either directly or indirectly. (4 More than 10% of youth age 17 and younger reported five or more exposures to violence. (4) About 10% of children suffered from child maltreatment, were injured in an assault, or witnessed a family member assault another family member. (4) About 25% of youth age 17 and younger were victims of robbery or witnessed a violent act. (4) Nearly half of children and adolescents were assaulted at least once in the past year. (4) Among 536 elementary and middle school children surveyed in an inner city community, 30% had witnessed a stabbing and 26% had witnessed a shooting. (5) Young children exposed to five or more significant adverse experiences in the first three years of childhood face a 76% likelihood of having one or more delays in their language, emotional or brain development. (6) As the number of traumatic events experienced during childhood increases, the risk for the following health problems in adulthood increases: depression; alcoholism; drug abuse; suicide attempts; heart and liver diseases; pregnancy problems; high stress; uncontrollable anger; and family, financial, and job problems. (6) According to the Centers for Disease Control -- root causes of many chronic diseases, most mental illnesses, and most violence. Physical abuse Sexual abuse Verbal abuse Physical neglect Emotional neglect A family member who is depressed or diagnosed with other mental illness A family member who is addicted to alcohol or another substance A family member who is in prison Witnessing a mother being abused Losing a parent to separation, divorce or death 61% of adults across 25 states experienced oat least one ACE -- Nearly one in six American adults experienced four or more. Lead to increases in adulthood -- years down the road. Physical injuries TBI Fractures Burns Mental Health problems Depression Anxiety Suicide PTSD Maternal Health Unintended pregnancy Complications in pregnancy Miscarriage Infectious Disease HIV STDs Chronic disease Cancer Diabetes Risky Behaviors Alcohol and Drug abuse Sexual acting out Loss of opportunities Education Occupation Income Categories of Trauma Acute vs. Chronic, Causes: Natural vs. Human, Big T trauma vs. little t trauma, Secondary Trauma, Acknowledged vs. Unacknowledged. Acute vs. Chronic vs. Complex Trauma Acute Trauma: Psychology Today article Acute trauma reflects intense distress in the immediate aftermath of a one-time event and the reaction is of short duration. Common examples include a car crash, physical or sexual assault, or the sudden death of a loved one. Chronic Trauma: can arise from harmful events that are repeated or prolonged. It can develop in response to persistent bullying, neglect, abuse (emotional, physical, or sexual), and domestic violence. Complex Trauma: can arise from experiencing repeated or multiple traumatic events from which there is no possibility of escape. The sense of being trapped is a feature of the experience. Like other types of trauma, it can undermine a sense of safety in the world and beget hypervigilance, constant (and exhausting!) monitoring of the environment for the possibility of threat. Big T trauma vs. little t trauma Trauma here is used to describe the adverse experience Big T Trauma -- Big T Trauma is a reaction to a deeply disturbing, life-threatening event or situation Powerlessness or helplessness is also a key factor of large ‘T' traumas, Examples of Big T Trauma Violent crime natural disaster terrorist attack sexual assault Combat a car or plane accident Death of a parent for a child Little T Trauma: Little 't' traumas are described as smaller, more personal distressing events that disrupt our functioning and compromise our capacity to cope. These distressing events are not inherently life or bodily-integrity threatening,Examples of Little T Trauma Interpersonal conflict Infidelity Conflict with a boss Job change Geographic relocation -- moving to a new part of the country Romantic breakup Abrupt or extended relocation Death of a Pet Legal trouble Financial worries or difficulty Problems -- these describe the event -- as though the event measures the experience. Not so. Originally had some support and still do, because of the emphasis on the importance of less obvious events. Natural vs. Human Causes Naturally Caused (so called "Acts of God") Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Separated into the four elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire Earth Earthquakes Landslides fallen boulders Meteorites Water Floods Tsunamis Avalanches Blizzards Air Tornadoes Cyclones Typhoons Hurricanes dust storms fallen trees Fire volcanic eruptions Lightning Strikes Wildfires Health physical ailments or diseases Epidemics Famines Human Caused -- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Accidental Acts Train derailment, roofing fall, structural collapse, mountaineering accident, aircraft crash, car accident due to malfunction, mine collapse or fire, radiation leak, crane collapse, gas explosion, electrocution, machinery-related accident, oil spill, maritime accident, accidental gun shooting, and sports-related death. Intentional Acts arson, terrorism, sexual assault and abuse,(see three episode IIC series on Rape, Incest, Shame and Silence, episodes 40, 43,and 44) homicides or suicides, mob violence or rioting, physical abuse and neglect, stabbing or shooting, warfare, domestic violence, poisoned water supply, human trafficking, school violence, torture, home invasion, bank robbery, genocide, and medical or food tampering, harassment, street violence, and bullying Actions vs. Omissions e.g. abuse vs. neglect Secondary Trauma: Psychology Today Article: Secondary or vicarious trauma arises from exposure to other people's suffering and can strike those in professions that are called on to respond to injury and mayhem, notably physicians, first responders, and law enforcement. Over time, such individuals are at risk for compassion fatigue, whereby they avoid investing emotionally in other people in an attempt to protect themselves from experiencing distress. Acknowledged vs. unacknowledged trauma Frame of reference -- that just how it was Defining trauma away -- Just because my Dad was a raging unemployed alcoholic and Mom was stressed out with her job and all the housework and we struggled financially and my parents fought all the time, that wasn't trauma, that was just normal. I never was hit or nothing. Not like my classmate Billy. Billy suffered trauma. His Dad used to hit him with a golf club and he came to school with bruises. Now that's trauma. Or the kids that were sexually abused. That never happened to me. I just had a rough childhood, but I've moved on, it's all in the past. Recognizing Trauma from the Signs and Symptoms -- So important. Drawing from many sources here, but Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4801 2014. Chapter 3 of Understanding the Impact of Trauma Emotional & psychological Symptoms of Trauma: Immediate Emotional overwhelm Characteristic of trauma Shock Denial, disbelief Feeling disconnected or numb or detached Anxiety or severe fear, even panic attacks Guilt -- including survivor guilt Anger, rage Sadness Helplessness Mood swings -- exhilaration about surviving then survivor guilt Emotional Constriction, Shutdown Delayed Emotional Signs Irritability, hostility, edginess Depression Mood swings Anxiety Phobia Generalized anxiety Fears of trauma happening again Grief Shame Feeling very fragile, vulnerable Emotional detachment, disconnection -- in relationships Hopelessness, despair Anhedonia -- inability to enjoy anything Difficulty experiencing positive emotions Cognitive Symptoms of Trauma Immediate Cognitive Reactions Disorientation Difficulty concentrating Ruminating, obsessing Racing thoughts Intrusive thoughts -- e.g. Replaying the traumatic event over and over again Visualizations of the event. Time Distortion Space Distortion Extreme alertness; always on the lookout for warnings of potential danger New sensitivity to loud noises, smells, or other things around you Memory problems -- unable to remember the event Feeling out of control Feeling unreal, depersonalized, not yourself, like you are watching someone else. Depersonalization: Persistent or recurrent experiences of feeling detached from, and as if one were an outside observer of, one's mental processes or body (e.g., feeling as though one were in a dream; feeling a sense of unreality of self or body or of time moving slowly). Derealization: Persistent or recurrent experiences of unreality of surroundings (e.g., the world around the individual is experienced as unreal, dreamlike, distant, or distorted). Delayed Cognitive Signs Dissociation is a mental process of disconnecting from one's thoughts, feelings, body, from memories or sense of identity. This disconnection is automatic and completely out of the person's control.x Amnesia: Often described as "gaps" in memory that can range from minutes to years Depersonalization: Feeling disconnected from your body or thoughts Derealization: Feeling disconnected from the world around you Identity alteration: The sense of being markedly different from another part of yourself Identity confusion: A sense of confusion about who you really are we will have a lot more to say about dissociation in future episodes, but for now -- disconnection. Alexithymia the inability to recognize or describe one's own emotions. -- Can't put my feelings into words. The experience of trauma can initially defy speech. “People who suffer from alexithymia tend to feel physically uncomfortable but cannot describe exactly what the problem is. As a result they often have multiple vague and distressing physical complaints that doctors can't diagnose. In addition, they can't figure out for themselves what they're really feeling about any given situation or what makes them feel better or worse. This is the result of numbing, which keeps them from anticipating and responding to the ordinary demands of their bodies in quiet, mindful ways. If you are not aware of what your body needs, you can't take care of it. If you don't feel hunger, you can't nourish yourself. If you mistake anxiety for hunger, you may eat too much. And if you can't feel when you're satiated, you'll keep eating.” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk Intrusive memories -- keep coming and coming Reactivation of previous traumatic events -- those from before the most recent trauma Nightmares Confusion, distractions Highly critical of self -- blaming the self, what I could have done better Preoccupation with the event -- all I can think about Denial of the event “The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma.” ― Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror Difficulty with decision making Magical thinking that certain behaviors (including avoidance) will protect me against future harm Suicidal ideation, fantasies Physical symptoms: Quotes “Traumatized people chronically feel unsafe inside their bodies: The past is alive in the form of gnawing interior discomfort. Their bodies are constantly bombarded by visceral warning signs, and, in an attempt to control these processes, they often become expert at ignoring their gut feelings and in numbing awareness of what is played out inside. They learn to hide from their selves.” (p.97)” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk, Immediate physical reactions Nausea, gastrointestinal distress Sweating, shivering Fainting Muscle tremors, uncontrollable shaking Racing heart, fast breathing, elevated blood pressure Physical agitation Extreme fatigue, exhaustion Exaggerated startle responses Headaches Ringing in the ears Delayed Physical symptoms Sleep disturbances, insomnia Aches, pains, somatization of psychological distress Appetite change Difficult with digestion Persistent fatigue Elevated cortisol levels Hyperarousal Chronic muscle tension Long-term health problems -- heart, liver, adrenal glands, autoimmune problems, COPD Behavioral Symptoms: Immediate Behavioral Reactions Exaggerated startle responses Restlessness Argumentative behavior Increased use of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco Social withdrawal and relational apathy Avoidant behaviors Delayed Behavioral symptoms Avoidance of activities or places that trigger memories of the even Social relationship disturbances Decreased activity level Engagement in high-risk behaviors Increased use of alcohol and drugs Impulse control problems Social withdrawal, which can lead to isolation “Over time as most people fail the survivor's exacting test of trustworthiness, she tends to withdraw from relationships. The isolation of the survivor thus persists even after she is free.” ― Judith Lewis Herman Difficulty maintaining close relationships Sexual dysfunction Existential Symptoms Immediate Existential Reactions Intense use of prayer Restoration of faith in the goodness of others (e.g., receiving help from others) Loss of self-efficacy Despair about humanity, particularly if the event was intentional Negative thoughts about yourself, other people or the world Immediate disruption of life assumptions (e.g., fairness, safety, goodness, predictability of life) Delayed Existential Reactions Feeling as though one is permanently damaged Questioning (e.g., “Why me?”) Increased cynicism, disillusionment, about the future, about humankind “Unlike simple stress, trauma changes your view of your life and yourself. It shatters your most basic assumptions about yourself and your world — “Life is good,” “I'm safe,” “People are kind,” “I can trust others,” “The future is likely to be good” — and replaces them with feelings like “The world is dangerous,” “I can't win,” “I can't trust other people,” or “There's no hope.” ― Mark Goulston MD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies Increased self-confidence (e.g., “If I can survive this, I can survive anything”) Loss of purpose Renewed faith Hopelessness Reestablishing priorities Redefining meaning and importance of life Reworking life's assumptions to accommodate the trauma (e.g., taking a self-defense class to reestablish a sense of safety) Effects of Trauma -- Going beyond the surface level, what is more readily observable in self or others suffering from trauma Going into survival mode Necessity of coming out of this alive. Very primitive, basic responses. Drive to survive. “We don't learn things that help us to thrive when we are in survival mode. It's only when we are in sensual mode that we do.” ― Lebo Grand Many, many people live chronically in Increasing fragmentation -- decreasing integration Overwhelming intensity of experience. Overwhelming Grief -- episodes 81-83 Integration much more difficult, even impossible in the current conditions We need disconnects -- we need to not know that if A=B and B=C, then A=C, because A=C is too threatening for us Example of little girl with a sexually abusive father -- can't come to the full implications of that without being overwhelmed. Loss of a sense of time “When something reminds traumatized people of the past, their right brain reacts as if the traumatic event were happening in the present. But because their left brain is not working very well, they may not be aware that they are re-experiencing and reenacting the past - they are just furious, terrified, enraged, ashamed, or frozen.” ― Bessel Van Der Kolk Identity issues Who am I? “I felt as though everything inside me had been obliterated. However much I tried, however much I wanted to go back to being who I was before, it was impossible--all that was left was an empty husk of my former self.” ― Shiori Itō, Black Box Shame (episodes 37-49) Trauma generates and activates and exacerbates and perpetuates shame. Generates Shame “Shame is internalized when one is abandoned. Abandonment is the precise term to describe how one loses one's authentic self and ceases to exist psychologically.” ― John Bradshaw, Healing the Shame that Binds You Genesis 3 Activates Shame Preexisting, unresolved shame can come up. A plausible explanation for why the adverse event happened or is happening. Deep sense of not being loved, not being lovable -- often denied, because it's so painful. “...one of the hardest things to admit is that we weren't loved when we needed it most. It's a terrible feeling, the pain of not being loved.” She was right. I had been groping for the right words to express that murky feeling of betrayal inside, the horrible hollow ache, and to hear Ruth say it—“the pain of not being loved”—I saw how it pervaded my entire consciousness and was at once the story of my past, present, and future.” ― Alex Michaelides Decreased capacity for relationships Decreasing vulnerability within the self or with others Out of touch with so much of ourselves. Lack of Trust “The words "I love you," used to be enough for me. They used to mean the world to me, today they don't mean shit. Oh you love me? Really? Why? How? When did it start? Why? Give me reasons, show me behaviors that PROVE you love me, or get the fuck out of my way. I am not interested in diamonds and platitudes, I want to know that I GENUINELY matter to you, because I don't have time to waste on pretty lies that are ugly beneath the surface.” ― Devon J Hall Desperation Can lead to suicidal impulses. Episodes 76-80. Spiritual Effects God image issues -- episodes 23-29. Unconscious and conscious Problem of evil. What didn't happen Attunement - Daniel Brown and David Elliott Feeling safe and protected afterward Feeling seen, heard, known, and understood -- someone else making sense of the adverse experience “Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.” ― Danielle Bernock, “To survive trauma one must be able to tell a story about it.” ― Natasha Trethewey, Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir Feeling comforted, soothed, calmed, reassured “Feeling listened to and understood changes our physiology. Being able to articulate a complex feeling and having our feelings recognised lights up our Limbic brain, and creates an ‘ah-ha' moment. In contrast, being met by silence and incomprehension kills the spirit.” ― Bessel van der Kolk Feeling cherished, treasured, loved, delighted in Feeling that someone had my best interests in mind. Experiential Exercise -- No-Go Zones. Not therapy Pencil or pen and paper -- some way to record -- could be your phone. Safety issues Zone of tolerance If this doesn't suit you, don't do it. Can stop at any time. Take what is helpful to you. No driving, can stop the recording until you're in a good place for it. Asking that no part of you overwhelm you. Not going to open up any traumatic place. We are focused on delineating where those places are within you. Going to the lowest place within us. Really slowing it down Notice what is going on inside you right now. Can you be curious Can you have a big open heart Can you accept what you find if it's not overwhelming Can you be receptive to new ways of understanding yourself. Notice the reactions Body Sensations Emotions Visual Images Memories Inner voice Thoughts or Beliefs or Assumptions Impulses Desires Fantasies Any concerns about this so far? Is it OK? If not discontinue. Not the time. If it's OK, then continue. Word list -- noticing the reactions to 30 words -- write down any words that you notice reactions to and the reactions if you wish -- body sensations, especially, but also the rest of the list. Again, we're not trying to explore any areas of trauma, but if you parts are willing, to understand a bit more about your internal world, your inner experience. School Love Body Not being seen or heard Playground Loneliness Arguing Sickness Alcohol, Drugs Fear Safety Chaos Sex Escape Mom Help Shame Protection Pain Distress Trust Dad Wound Abandonment Abuse Sadness Nothing Guilt Anger Survival Any other words or images or thoughts or anything else in your experience. Gratitude. Future Directions -- where we will be zeroing in This episode was bringing to you the conventional secular understandings of trauma. But there are two area in the secular conceptualizations of trauma that really warrant much deeper exploration. Physiological or bodily response to trauma -- that's the next episode, episode 89 Not just about memories -- not just about psychology Trauma involves the whole person. Trauma victims cannot recover until they become familiar with and befriend the sensations in their bodies. Being frightened means that you live in a body that is always on guard. Angry people live in angry bodies. The bodies of child-abuse victims are tense and defensive until they find a way to relax and feel safe. In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them. Physical self-awareness is the first step in releasing the tyranny of the past. Bessel Van der Kolk So much happens in our bodies with trauma -- and so much of that is beyond our capacity to control by sheer willpower in the moment. “PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ― Susan Pease Banitt The Body Keeps the Score -- by Bessel Van der Kolk Polyvagal theory -- Steven Porges. Recovery “We cannot outrun our past trauma. We can't bury it and think that we will be fine. We cannot skip the essential stage of processing, accepting, and doing the hard, yet necessary trauma recovery work. There's a body-mind connection. Trauma can manifest itself into chronic physical pain, cancer, inflammation, auto-immune conditions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, Complex PTSD, addictions, and ongoing medical conditions.” ― Dana Arcuri Common treatment modalities -- EMDR and other ways of treating trauma Then we will get into an Internal Family Systems approach to trauma -- episode 90 Then we will bring all this groundwork on trauma together to address the spiritual dimensions of trauma Really neglected area So important. How trauma impacts the spiritual life. You are a listener to this podcast, and in that sense, you are with me. I am also with you! Remember, can call me on my cell any Tuesday or Thursday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM for our regular conversation hours. I've set that time aside for you. 317.567.9594. (repeat) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Time is running out -- opportunity available only until January 15. The Resilient Catholics Community at Soulsandhearts.com/rcc. So much information there and videos. How did you respond to that experiential exercise? What did you learn? Was that interesting to you? Can you see the potential for doing more of that kind of work? I want to invite you to the Resilient Catholics Community The Why of the RCC -- It's all about loving with your whole heart -- all of your being. Getting over all the natural level issues that hold you back from tolerating being loved and from loving God and others. It's all about your human formation, informed by Internal Family Systems and grounded in our Catholic Faith. If you really are into this podcast, if these ways of conceptualizing the human person and integration and human formation and resilience are appealing to you, then the Resilient Catholics community, the RCC may be for you. What of the RCC $99 nonrefundable registration fee gets you The Initial Measures Kit -- which generates a 5 page report, all about your parts Weekly premium Inner Connections podcast, just for RCC community members --Lots of experiential exercises. A complete course for working on your human formation 44 weekly sessions over the course of a year for $99 per month subscription Check it out -- discernment Process The When of the RCC We open twice per year, next time will be in June 2022, --we've extended the enrollment as far as we can, until January 15. We are open now. Soulsandhearts.com/rcc to register. Call me with questions! 317.567.9594. (repeat) or email me at email@example.com. So sign up Soulsandhearts.com/rcc. Waitlist if you get this after January 15.
This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Today's story comes from a request for vocabulary for doctor-patient interactions. Luis just wants to dance the night away, but a car accident lands him in the emergency room with his date. Now, instead of salsa, he must deal with x-rays, stitches and a cast. What fun! This story is told mostly in the the present tense with one paragraph in the past tense. Repeated words and phrases include “choca” (crash), “duele” (hurts/pains), “pierna” (leg), “brazo” (arm), “cuello” (neck), “collarín” (neck brace) “heridas” (wounds), “puntadas” (stitches), “corte” (cut), and “yeso” (cast). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/01/02/simple-stories-in-spanish-un-accidente-de-coche/ ¡Muchas gracias por escuchar! Thank you for listening, and a HUGE thank you for your support. I really enjoy creating and sharing simple, comprehensible stories in Spanish. If you would like to help me in that endeavor, consider buying me a taco at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher)
We've been looking through the imaginative paintings of God's life-creating power in Genesis 1-3 as we read Psalm 119. (To understand more what makes Psalm 119 so unique in the Bible, read the show notes from the Dec 21 episode.) Imagine eating the fruit from the Tree of Life. What might it have tasted like? What would you feel like afterward? Genesis 2-3 tells us that its fruit was the ultimate superfood – the life-giving nutrient of “forever”! After Adam and Eve rejected the commandment of God, God banished them from Eden. One big reason was so that they could not eat from the Tree of Life and live forever in their state of brokenness and dysfunction. It was a mercy killing of sorts so that God could bring resurrection through the Offspring of promise in https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%203%3A15&version=NIV (Genesis 3:15). Genesis 3:22 NIV And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” Genesis 3:24 NIV After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. The Tree of Life promises in Revelation. Revelation 2:7 NIV Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. Revelation 22:2 NIV On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:14 NIV “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.” Revelation 22:19 NIV And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. God's word is the most tangible thing we have that's a kind of Tree of Life. Imagine eating from the Tree of Life as you read and meditate on God's word. Psalm 119 ESV 89 Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. 111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. 142 Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true. 144 Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live. 152 Long have I known from your testimonies that you have founded them forever. 160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. Abundance. Genesis 2:9-10 NIV The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. A river watering the garden flowed from Eden. Speaking of the wisdom of God's word (the word for “wisdom” in Hebrew is femine in gender). Proverbs 3:13–20 NIV 13 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, 14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed. 19 By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; 20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew. God's word (commandments, promises, etc) are eternal because they are entwined into the very fabric of the universe. Repeated throughout all of...
Join us as Tom Hilton, from Jacksonville Beach, FL, shares his experience, strength, and hope around today's Daily Reflection, The Joy of Living. THE JOY OF LIVING. . . therefore the joy of good living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 125A.A. is a joyful program! Even so, I occasionally balk at taking the necessary steps to move ahead, and find myself resisting the very actions that could bring about the joy I want. I would not resist if those actions did not touch some vulnerable area of my life, an area that needs hope and fulfillment. Repeated exposure to joyfulness has a way of softening the hard, outer edges of my ego. Therein lies the power of joyfulness to help all members of A.A.From the book Daily Reflections. Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.Need the Daily Reflection Book?Visit our web siteRead about Recovery on our BlogVisit our Facebook GroupFollow us on TwitterSupport the Podcast:- On Patreon: https://patreon.com/dailyreflection- On PayPal: https://paypal.me/dailyreflectionIf you're struggling with alcohol or addiction, or wondering how to stop drinking it's helpful to know that there's a solution that has worked for millions of people. The Daily Reflection Podcast provides hope, and inspiration through the shared experiences of people that have found a way out. Just a brief reminder that at the end of this year we'll be taking a break. We wanted to thank you all for your support and listenership. We hope to return next year. Until then, be safe!
The Science of Journaling Dive into the science of journaling to help your clients process and reflect on 2021 while preparing for 2022. This Item of Value shares scientific studies that show how writing down our thoughts can impact mental, emotional and even physical health. You'll also share a few apps for journaling on the go. People who spent 15 minutes twice a week journaling about a stressful event later reported feeling less anxious and depressed, especially if they were struggling before. Journaling keeps you healthy! Patients living with chronic health conditions saw physical improvements after writing consistently about stressful or negative experiences. Writing about your thoughts and emotions frees up space in your memory and improves its function at the same time. Repeated journaling increases emotional intelligence, helping you to process thoughts and feelings in a healthier way. Journaling Apps: - Day One -Diarium -Penzu -Five Minute Journal -Momento And the best method is probably a pen and paper and your favorite coffee in your favorite mug!!! We wish you all the best!!! DNA Realty Group #journaling #mindset #livewell #dayone #diarium #penzu #fiveminutejournal #momento #BUY--- https://www.dna-realty.com/buy/ #SELL --- https://www.dna-realty.com/sell/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dnarealtygroup/support
This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Today's story comes from a request for vocabulary for medical interactions. Julio loves winter because winter means skiing. He makes sure to wear all the right clothing: hat, scarf, gloves, and - most importantly - his helmet. When his helmet falls off the ski lift, he thinks he will be fine if he just goes slow. Unfortunately, though, accidents happen. This story is told mostly in the the present tense with one paragraph in the past tense. Repeated words and phrases include “telesilla” (ski lift), “casco” (helmet), “cabeza” (head), “heridas” (wounds), “puntadas” (stitches), “corte” (cut), and “choca” (crash). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/ . Happy listening!¡Muchas gracias por escuchar! Thank you for listening, and a HUGE thank you for your support. I really enjoy creating and sharing simple, comprehensible stories in Spanish. If you would like to help me in that endeavor, consider buying me a taco at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher)
A couple days before recording this podcast I completed a challenge. What challenge? Something called SuckFest. This is a challenge Bedros Keuilian came up with to test his limits and push himself at this end of this year to be stronger for next year. It's simply a 1/5th of a mile run followed by two exercises for 15 reps each... REPEATED 135 TIMES! For a grand total of 27 miles and 4,080 reps!Now what did this all teach me? Well a concept I struggled with a lot at the beginning of my journey. A concept that the more I mastered, the more progress I made in every aspect of life. Which is simply to live an "air tight" day. Taking one day at a time. Taking one moment at a time. Listen to today's episode where I break down my personal journey on this and how a simple shift can change your life too!
Repeated patterns of the universe. What causes emotional unavailability.What do you need to work on ?What is the universe trying to teach you. Thanks for listening ! Next episode will be available on 12/27/2021. IG: WherearejoandthecurlsEmail: Wherearejoandthecurls@gmail.com
This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Today's story comes from a request for winter-themed vocabulary. Luisa loves winter. She loves everything about winter including frost, snow, ice, and hockey. But it is December in Canada, and it still hasn't snowed. Will Luisa be able to make snow angels, snowmen and snow forts? She wishes on a falling star that winter will come - and it does!This story is told in the the present tense. Repeated words and phrases include “nieve” (snow), “hielo” (ice), “escarcha” (frost), “bufanda” (scarf), “cae” (fallas), “copas de nieve” (snowflakes), and “muñeco de nieve” (snowman). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2021/12/12/simple-stories-in-spanish-un-cuento-de-invierno/ ¡Muchas gracias por escuchar! Thank you for listening, and a HUGE thank you for your support. I really enjoy creating and sharing simple, comprehensible stories in Spanish. If you would like to help me in that endeavor, consider buying me a taco at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher)
We often find ourselves being envious of those who have achieved success. Especially those who have achieved multiple successes. We rationalise it by telling ourselves, 'They were just lucky.' The problem with that theory, of course, is that the chances of someone just continually being lucky, are pretty slim. If someone has achieved multiple successes, chances are, it's more than just luck. Hard work. Innovation. Dedication. Superior product. Superior service. All these factors probably made more difference than just continual dumb luck. #hardwork #luck #selfawareness
Video for this podcast: https://mehlmanmedical.com/usmle-will-50-of-my-real-deal-be-repeated-nbme-qs In this clip I discuss NBME repeats showing up on the real deal. I will be posting various random clips like this to informally address questions you guys have from the Telegram group. Main website: https://mehlmanmedical.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mehlman_medical/ Telegram private group: https://mehlmanmedical.com/subscribe/ Telegram public channel: https://t.me/mehlmanmedical Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mehlmanmedical Podcast: https://anchor.fm/mehlmanmedical
A habit is a pattern of behavior... it has a specific syntax and persistent pattern of thought. When we interrupt that pattern at the right moment we can break a habit or process before it gets started. Repeated enough times and the habit can be erased.LINKSDaniel's Offerings: http://yesdaniel.comDANIEL D'NEUVILLE WEBSITE: http://dneuville.comDaniel's YouTube CHANNEL FACEBOOK GROUPSPODCAST LISTENER'S FB COMMUNITYEXTREME GRATITUDE PROJECT Bass Slap Intro written and performed by bass player & producer: Miki Santamaria Miki's YouTube See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.