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Down Cellar Studio Podcast
Episode 240: Mojo

Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 45:48


Thank you for tuning in to Episode 240 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photos can be found on my website.  This week's segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming From the Armchair Knitting in Passing KAL News Events Life in Focus On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Stormy Nanaimo Pattern: Nanaimo Cardigan by Tara-Lynn Morrison ($6.50 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry or in kits on this website) Yarn: Wool Ease Thick & Quick in the Storm Front colorway Needles: US 13 (9.0 mm), US 15 (10.0 mm), US 19 (15.0 mm) Ravelry Project Page  4.15 skeins (705 grams) Started collar in September 2021. Then put it aside and didn't pick up until Friday 9/23/22 Realized I forgot decrease round before ribbing on the sleeves and had to rip those back to fix them. On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Mermazing Socks Yarn: Hypnotic Yarn Plush Sock in the Mermazing Colorway (April 2022 Subscription Box) & mini skeins from Legacy Fiber Artz. Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Ravelry Project Page Check out my Unboxing Video Here Yarn from Pigskin Party Sponsors Hypnotic Yarn/Yarnable Box & Legacy Fiber Artz- both Snack Shack Sponsors Project Bag from Anne Beady Designs (Pro Shop Sponsor) The Shift Pattern: The Shift by Andrea Mowry ($7 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry & her website) Yarn: 3 Skeins of my Handspun Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm) Ravelry Project Page I messed up on a slipped stitch section in the decrease side, so I am going to continue it a few more times so it looks intentional, though you can hardly tell with the handspun. Portal Socks Yarn: Legacy Fiber Artz Steel Toes Base in the Portal Colorway Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Ravelry Project Page Yarn from Legacy Fiber Artz- Pigskin Party Snack Shack Sponsor Woolens & Nosh Socks Yarn:  Woolens and Nosh 90% SW Targhee, 10% Nylon 3 Ply Yarn (411 yards / 100 grams) in the Sprout Colorway Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Ravelry Project Page Sprout- 10 stripe- Light yellow, peach, ballet pink, maroon, dusty blue, kelly green, tapue, lighter grass green, cream, pale green. Mini for cuffs and heels- brown with cream speckles.  Yarn from Woolens & Nosh-  Pigskin Party Pro Shop Sponsor Project Bag- Pigskin '22 Exclusive from Anne Beady Designs  Sagamore Flyover Cowl  Ravelry Project Page A take-off on my Sagamore Flyover Hat available on Ravelry & LoveCrafts.  2021 Scrappy Socks Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: sock yarn minis and scraps Ravelry Project Page (started in April 2021. Picked back up in September 2022) In this project, I used Helical knitting using Video Tutorial from Knitty Natty & Cate's Clasp Weft join- check out my YouTube Tutorial  by clicking here. Brainstorming Fidget Toys from Shanalines Designs-  Ravelry Link & Payhip I want to cast on all the things! Should I cast on a Wave of Change Jacket by Denise Bayron to match Mom's at Rhinebeck? $10 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry  Top down open front cardigan mostly stockinette w/ periodic purl ridges.  Mom's is tunic length. I think I'd make my cropped to wear as a layering piece. Thinking mustard.  This blog post by Susanna Winter has a great formula to help you figure out holding strands of various weights of yarn together to equal a different weight of yarn. Beth sent me Instagram stories from FashionSchoolDropOut who made one with worsted and 2 strands of sock. Changed colors after each purl bump.  Thanks to AJ for recommending Fundamentals of Caring with Paul Rudd (2016 movie). Available on Netflix. I'm planning to watch it soon. From the Armchair The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link. Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases. Knitting in Passing Take Back Bags from For Days does accept yarn. Thanks Rachel Kashani. Cost $20. They mail you a bag (takes 3 weeks to ship) The Large Bag measures 24 in x 24 in and fits 15 lbs Mail back with USPS. You will get a $20 credit to spend with them KAL News Pigskin Party'22: The Official Hashtag is #DCSPigskinParty22 Pigskin Landing Page on the Down Cellar Studio Website. Start Here Thread in the Ravelry Group Link to the Official Rules Player Registration- Google Form Check out our amazing Sponsors! Click here for the Google doc with their websites and Instagram profiles.  Check out the list of available Coupons from our amazing sponsors- Ravelry Link. Google Doc. Check out the Pigskin Exclusive Items in this Ravelry Thread Important Updates in this Episode Thanks to everyone who participated in our Kick Off Events. Beth joined us from the hospital. AJ, from South Africa, and EJ from South Korea joined us from all sorts of crazy time zones! So great to see so many familiar faces in long time friends and to also get to know some of the newbies a little better.  Tailgate Talk -ended 9/23 but you can enter for your points through 9/30 on the Points Tally Form.  Fistbumps & Fives: Send some positivity to one of your Teammates, Opponents or Commissioners. Complete this challenge anytime between 9/20-9/30 and enter on the Points Tally Form to earn 100 bonus points. You'll need a link to your Ravelry or Instagram Post for validation. Enter your points by 9/30. Check out the details in the Ravelry Group or in this Google Doc. Check out October's Coin Toss Interception hosted by Sunsoaked Yarns. Click here for the Ravelry Thread or here for the Google Doc with all the details you need. Events Cape & South Shore Yarn Haul- Thursday 9/29 through Sunday 10/2. Check out their Event Website for details.Facebook Page available here. Greater Boston Yarn Crawl– Thursday 9/29 through Sunday 10/2 Rhinebeck – NY Sheep and Wool Festival. October 15 & 16. Wool & Folk Event– October 14th from 12p until 7p in Kingston, NY.  Tickets still available. $45. 25 vendors. Podcaster Patio. 5 podcasts represented Outdoors. Food trucks and music.  CAKEpalooza: October 14 from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with ticketed & timed slots in Saugerties, NY EarthTonesGirl Falling Leaves Sock KAL runs 9/15 through 11/15 Check out this Instagram Post for details. The official hashtag is #fallingleavessockkal2022 Life in Focus Tune in to hear an update on my 22 for 2022 list.  Go Skiing 1/18/22 Loon mountain + 2 days in February Knit a garment out of handspun (from 2021)- Cowl in progress Spend at least two hours learning something new (on my own, in a class, YouTube videos etc) IDEAS FOR ME? Read 22 novels – 15 as of September Go to an art museum (travel in November- should be able to do this) Buy something a little extravagant – new skiis & bindings 1/17/22 Meet with financial planner about new investments. Emailed 9/27 Do at least 1 yoga video per month Jan, Feb, March, April  May, June, July, Sept (no August)  Kayak at one new place- NOPE Create the collage wall in my studio- purchased several items. Need to just pull the trigger. Visit Eme at school (April 2022) Try out the new trail on Grove Street -Sunday May 13, 2022 2nd Annual Nora Ephron Movies Day Laura visit in October. Maybe she wants to do this with me?  Purge & declutter the secretary Plan and go on at least 1 date with Dan that involves going at least 1 place we don't “normally” go IDEAS FOR ME? Take a vacation/staycation before August  (planned Saco trip & Northampton Concert trip for August) Buy a fabulous new dress to wear to weddings- April & September Have my car's backup camera checked out & ideally fixed- scheduled 10/12 Hire a professional photographer for family photos- emailed in Sept. Spend a weekend with Laura (in NY or MA) Go Apple Picking (on the calendar) Hang a calendar in the dining room- done in February On a Happy Note Conor's wedding (blog post available over on Patreon) Decorating for Fall Our friend Liz slept over so Dan could drive her to the airport very early the next morning. Long morning walks on the weekend. Quote of the Week A library is a medicine cabinet. What can heal one person may not work at all for somebody else. –SANDRA CISNEROS Contact Information: Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Bookshop Affiliate Link Yarnable Subscription Box Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/ Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases.  

podcasts – Yarns at Yin Hoo
Operation Pumpkin Everything

podcasts – Yarns at Yin Hoo

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 30:49 Very Popular


Updates on my Rhinebeck sweater and coordinating skirt. Plus, en plein air "painting" with felt, my version of fig financiers and a poem by Jane Hirshfield.

Cidiot
76. Hudson Valley Bookshelf

Cidiot

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 15:59


If you love books, you'll love this episode. Cidiot gets local, pro recommendations from Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, The Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, Rough Draft Bar & Books in Kingston, and several Cidiot listeners. Links here and on the episode page on Cidiot.com Books mentioned: One Hundred Miles From Manhattan, Guillermo Fesser (memoir) The Rural Life, Verlyn Klinkenborg (memoir) This Poison Heart, Kalynn Bayron (novel) Please Wait To Be Tasted: L'il Debs Oasis Cookbook (cookbook) The Blade Between, Sam J. Miller (novel) Elegy For An Appetite, Shaina Lowe-Banayan (memoir) Diamond Street, Bruce Edward Hall (history) The Story of Historic Kingston, Stephen Blauweiss and Karen Berelowitz Our Country Friends, Gary Shteyngart (novel) A Ship Made of Paper, Scott Spence (novel) Fifty Acres and a Poodle, Jeanne Marie Laska (memoir) Country Matters: The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse, Michael Kora (memoir) Typecast, Andrea J. Stein (novel) Bookshops: Cidiot bookshop (Bookshop.org) Oblong Books (Rhinebeck and Millerton) Rough Draft Bar & Books (Kingston) The Chatham Bookstore (Chatham): Golden Notebook (Woodstock) Inquiring Minds (Saugerties) Magpie Bookshop (Catskill) Spotty Dog (Hudson) Half Moon Books - used (Kingston) Merritt Bookstore (Millbrook) H.A.S. Beane Books - used (Red Hook) Hobart Book Village (Hobart) The Bookloft (Great Barrington, MA) Rodgers Book Barn (Hillsdale) Other: Murders in the Hudson Valley Podcast (Apple) Welcome new sponsor: Sunflower Market, with stores in Rhinebeck and Woodstock, is devoted to deepening symbiotic relationships through clean and sustainably sourced food. Visit their site, follow on Facebook & Instagram. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/support

Cidiot
75. Sanctuary

Cidiot

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 29:01


A big part of why we love the Hudson Valley and Catskills is because of the farms and the animals. In this awesome, moving, eye-opening, and hilarious episode, you'll meet the fabulous Kathy Stevens and hear how Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties got started and its mission. You'll learn about Noodles, a blind horse named Buddy, and a cow named Tucker, what Kathy calls 'random acts of callousness' and about the Underfoot Family. “The tours change people,” Kathy explains. You'll also get advice on how to engage with animals on a tour (i.e., take your sunglasses off, sit down, don't make a loud sound), CAS's unique programming, and why and how to volunteer. We find a job for Mat. And yes, yes, yes, Kathy and I will together make animal sounds. Catskill Animal Sanctuary website (donate, volunteer, programming) Herd Around The Barn podcast (Kathy's award-winning show) Welcome new sponsor: Sunflower Market, with stores in Rhinebeck and Woodstock, is devoted to deepening symbiotic relationships through clean and sustainably sourced food. Visit their site and follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Past episodes on animals: 46. Pets 44. Chicken Run 41. Meet A Farmer 35. Animals --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/support

podcasts – Yarns at Yin Hoo
The Best Thing You've Eaten All Summer

podcasts – Yarns at Yin Hoo

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 29:20 Very Popular


A catch-up on finished projects and upcoming makes — including my Rhinebeck sweater. Plus, pollinators, recipes to savor summer, and a poem by Fatimah Asghar.

The Roundtable
Book Picks - Oblong Books

The Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 14:00


This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

Unstoppable Mindset
Episode 52 – Unstoppable Collaborative Leader with David Savage

Unstoppable Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 65:51


David P. Savage is our guest today. I must say at the outset that he conveyed to me a concept I believe we all should consider. Near the end of our time, David discussed the concept, “Unlocking the possible within a culture of collaboration”. David will explain that and many other thoughts and insights during this episode.   David has been extremely involved in the energy industry throughout his career. He has led teams and groups and he also has taught others to lead using his concepts around collaborative leadership.   No matter what David teaches and says, I find him to be a person who is always learning. He also passes along what he has learned, a trait I admire.   I believe you will enjoy our discussion today. As always, please let me know what you think, and please give us a 5-star rating wherever you find this podcast.   About the Guest: David brings expertise, experience, and leadership including oil and gas, renewable energy, health care, entrepreneurship, stakeholder engagement, business development, coaching, and conflict management. Over a ten-year period, David and his partners collaborated to develop 5 companies and 4 not for profits. Since 2007, Savage Management has focused on building capacity, innovation, and accountability in people and in and between organizations and communities. Beginning in 2015, David has published seven books and hosted forty-five podcasts on collaborative leadership, negotiation, critical thinking, and collaboration. Currently, David is; ✔   President, Savage Management Ltd. (since 1993), ✔   President 2021/22, Rotary Club of Cranbrook Sunrise, ✔   Co-Chair, Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group D 5080 (SEBC, E. Washington & N. Idaho), ✔   Advisor, The Canadian Energy, and Climate Nexus, and ✔   Director, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Association. Past director roles include the ?aq'am (St. Mary's Indian Band) Community Enterprises, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Calgary, Heart and Stroke Foundation Alberta, Nunavut and NWT, Petroleum Joint Venture Association (President) and Mediators Beyond Borders International- Canada. David's public speaking highlights include; ✔   Mediating the Evolution of Climate Justice for Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI), ✔   Nobody Gets to be Right: How to Lead Collaboratively for MBBI, ✔   Leading as a Positive Conflict Resolver: Don't be an A.C.E. Hole, ✔   How to Produce Better Outcomes through Well Designed Collaborations for Rotary International Conference and ✔   Creating Shared Value is the Way: Collaboration is the Path. Conflict, misunderstanding, misalignment of organizations and their leadership, lost productivity, wasted time, and wasted resources resulting from limiting perspectives, distraction, and hardline positions are damaging our today and our future. Our shared future matters!  David's books; Seven books available in print, eBook, and audiobook. Better by Design: Your Best Collaboration Guide, Break Through to Yes: Unlocking the Possible within a Culture of Collaboration 2018 Edition, The Collaborative Podcast Series: Book 1: The Foundations For Collaboration, Book 2: The Collaborative Guest Podcasts, Book 3: The 10 Essential Steps and Book 4: Unlocking the Possible, Break Through to Yes: Unlocking the Possible within a Culture of Collaboration Think Sustain Ability published in Sustain Magazine Company to Company Dispute Resolution Council published the Let's Talk Handbook. david@davidbsavage.com / 403-466-5577 / https://www.davidbsavage.com/ Let's talk.       About the Host: Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog.   Michael gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children's Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. He is an Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Awards.   https://michaelhingson.com https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/ https://twitter.com/mhingson https://www.youtube.com/user/mhingson https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson/   accessiBe Links https://accessibe.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/accessiBe https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibe/mycompany/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibe/       Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!   Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app.   Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.     Transcription Notes Michael Hingson  00:00 Access Cast and accessiBe Initiative presents Unstoppable Mindset. The podcast where inclusion, diversity and the unexpected meet. Hi, I'm Michael Hingson, Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe and the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book, Thunder dog, the story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust. Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i  capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us.   Michael Hingson  01:20  Hi, and welcome to another episode of unstoppable mindset. Today we are going to be talking with David Savage. David is an expert in helping companies manage conflict and he deals with leadership. And when I asked him how he wanted me to introduce him, he also said and I'm never late for dinner. So I can't argue with that either. David, welcome to unstoppable mindset.   David Savage  01:47 Thanks, Michael.   Michael Hingson  01:49 I'll bet he didn't think I was going to do that, folks. But you know, that's what you get for asking in the answering. So Well, we're glad you're here. Why don't you tell me a little bit about you, maybe sort of early stuff and all that and we'll go where we go. All right.   David Savage  02:04 Really appreciate this. And hello to all of your network of fans out there who enjoy dinner. The background to me is I've published seven books and 45 podcasts on collaborative leadership and inclined conflict resolution. I teach negotiation, mastery circles. And I'm the grandfather of five. I've been in the natural resource and energy, energy transition business all my career. And throughout my career, I've realized I really enjoy working with people and getting business to work better together. When I'm called in to be a firefighter, when supper on the stove is on fire, I I find that it's often that common sense thing that people miss. Often the they get stopped in their stoppable mindset is to their anger and their their reptilian brain and their reactivity. And rather than one of the my 10 essential steps to collaboration is set your intention. So before I met with you in this recording session, Michael, I am sat and set my intention to say let's have some fun today. Let's go different pathways. So you and I are picking up on the same vibe here. But I always want to remind myself on what do I want to have for this conversation or what's the outcome and of course the outcome for this is not only to have fun and not be late, but also to allow your listeners your viewers a few nuggets on my perspective on an unstoppable mindset.   Michael Hingson  04:00 Where are you located?   David Savage  04:02 I live in Cranbrook British Columbia and Kootenay Rockies of Canada.   Michael Hingson  04:08 So it's not dinnertime. So you also don't want to be late for lunch.   David Savage  04:12 Yeah, well, and I just made lunch for me and my partner and so it's all good. And and in fact, in a couple hours we want to go to Naik into the community forest and it's some nature breathing in   Michael Hingson  04:28 fresh air. Yes. Well being a grandfather of five. So when you became a grandfather, was it kind of a quantum leap to I can spoil these kids and send them home at the end of the day and all the things that we hear about grandfather's   David Savage  04:45 Well, I'd like to tease that that grandpa grandparents or parents without rules. At the same time, I just love developing the relationship with my grandkids in teaching them value views and how they are loved and respected, I think indoors with my grandchildren, because in this world today we have a lot of separation, a lot of polarization. And that generation and the next generations younger than me, are the most talented and brilliant in history. So. So for my grandchildren, I want to allow them to, to dream together. We're in fact, with two of my grandchildren, 14 year old green and 12 year old Sarah, we're actually in the process of writing a book together to help them those possibilities in their mind that they can, they can create, they can they can be in. If our shared book is only read by the three of us, that's fine. If it's read by a young adult in Afghanistan even better.   Michael Hingson  06:02 There you go. Why do you think that you're unstoppable?   David Savage  06:10 Yeah, I struggled with that question. In preparing for this discussion, Michael. Of course, nobody's really unstoppable. But when I face dramatic obstacles, I really go to my values. I really go to my sense of, okay, who am I? transparency, honesty and integrity. take the high road. So in some instances, you know, in my own personal life, about seven years ago, I had a huge challenge in my personal life. And people kept on saying, Well, why don't you you know, play the same game as they are, I just won't do that. Because that would actually stop me to allow me to continue to evidence to my family, my grandchildren, my clients, that being honest, being an integrity and and showing my vulnerability, then I can include them. What happened with that is, at the end of the day, the really challenging several years for me, I came out, probably better than anybody expected. Because I would not be dragged down I would not be stopped and in my sense of who David Savage is,   Michael Hingson  07:34 well, do it. Do it slightly a different way. What what do you think unstoppable means or what is unstoppable mean to you?   David Savage  07:47 Yeah. I really believe it is a sense of okay, yes, we are going to have some major obstacles in our lives there, there will be diversions and detours. But to me, Michael unstoppable means I know who I am, I know where I want to go to. And and I will be unstoppable in achieving my goals, my intentions, my dreams.   Michael Hingson  08:13 You know, it's interesting that when phrases and words suddenly catch on with people, they get overused. And I do hear a lot about something being unstoppable or someone being unstoppable. And unstoppable is become a pretty, pretty major buzzword. And I think sometimes overusing those words diminishes their value. And another one is amazing. We always hear about something being amazing, or someone being amazing. I know, people with disabilities who succeed and do the same things that everyone else does or do are called Amazing. And why is that? Really because in reality, what it means is you just don't have a high enough expectation of us to recognize that. It is an amazing, it is what everyone else can do. And why shouldn't we be able to do it, so don't call us amazing. Call us normal call us part of society. But you know, it's that are unstoppable. And it's the same sort of thing. We overuse the terms, but I like unstoppable mindset and the way you just described it, because that's really what it's all about your goal. Unless something really causes you to change it. Your goal is what you you shoot for and what you work to achieve. It may well be that your original plan for how to achieve that goal may change. But still it's the goal. It's the overarching principle that stays the same.   David Savage  09:48 Yeah, yeah. And I love the combination of the two words because unstoppable to me, Michael, is the mindset. Yeah, I can be deterred Written, delayed and all that stuff, but if my mindset is, I want to, I have the skills, I have the network, I have the resources available to me somewhere to get to where I want to be, then it's really my mindset. It's the mindset that gets me there.   Michael Hingson  10:18 Yeah. Which is really what it's all about. Hence, why we call this unstoppable mindset because I think it really comes down to mentally what you think and how you go forward. You know, there are a lot of ways to do it. Some people talk a lot about visioning, vision boards and other things like that. And there's in some people just adopt the mindset that I'm going to achieve my goal. But also achieving your goal means that you're going to do it in an ethical sort of way, too. Yeah.   David Savage  10:51 And the word victim just popped into my heart and mind, Michael is, there are some of us, all of us some of the time, but some of us that just want to hang on to being the victim. Well, to me, that just means I'm giving my ex myself an excuse to not get what I really deserve. And I'm not courageous enough to take the risk of failure or retry, retry, retry, you know, I've got one client, I've been working with coaching. And they, they simply want to go to that mode of, you know, the world is bad to me and I want them to negotiate a better world for themselves. It takes time the victim applies to all of us. What I would also say a real good friend of mine for the last 15 years is a disability rights advocate lobbyist in Washington DC for probably a decade and really worked hard in integrity because she had visible challenges that I don't have and about five to seven years ago Rhonda decided joining in to take a break you know Washington's are sometimes a toxic place and and she ended up going on a three months walk about literally she just took a little economy car and drove around North America talking to folks and saying hey, do you mind if I sleep on your in your spare bedroom or you know, she often captain or occur. And with when we were out on Vancouver Island, she would go swimming with us. So while she had limited use of her limbs, she was unstoppable she still is and she's still a strong strong image and connection and friend for my family members that said well, flicks liquid Rhonda Dyson, she's pretty unstoppable. And it was also self care for her to to get away for a few months and just kind of hit reset,   Michael Hingson  13:09 which is really what it's about, to a large degree. I know a woman who happens to be blind and she and a friend of hers who also is blind. Two or three years ago, I can't recall which just decided they were going to go down and spend a period of time in Peru hiking and touring and so on just the two of them by themselves. And they did and had a heck of a time. And what she said to me was it was certainly unusual to do that to women by themselves much less to women who happened to be blind, but hey, we had so much fun wouldn't trade it for the world it's it's all about mindset and all about attitudes to do the things to do the things that we we choose to do and want to do. And it's like anything else. It's something where were our goals may take a while to achieve. I mean, I think it would be fun to drive a car to really drive a car at least I have in the past but really seriously now given the way most people drive I'm not sure I want to be on the road I I just admire my wife all the heck because of the fact that she drives us around. And and you know, the two of us and people are crazy. They just the way they drive and I hear her descriptions all the time. She also happens to be a person in a wheelchair so she uses hand controls and does it but geez driving has just gotten to be crazy in the world.   David Savage  14:51 Yeah, the you know one of the metaphors that I like to talk about and use when it comes to overcoming barriers is either sports or racecar driving, you know, if I'm driving my Missouri, at 140 miles an hour, 200 kilometers an hour, and there's a crash in front of me. If I look at the crash, I'm going to hit the crash. If I look at where the sliver of road in between that car and the ditch or the wall, I can get there. So it is that constant sense of where do I want to be and continue to look at that? I, there's just so I have no credibility, because when it comes to disabilities, I have many abilities. I've got many disabilities, maybe mentally sometimes. But at the end of the day, what I do with respect to diversity is I really focus on including all the voices, including all the perspectives, so people that are very different from me, people with a different culture, different abilities, different demographics, I really want to, to the best of my ability, include them in my negotiation, my leadership and my teams to say some of the most brilliant insights come from the most unexpected places. Often, oftentimes in my, in my green team, and my rotary environmental sustainability group in Washington, Idaho and British Columbia, the most brilliant ideas come from the 16 to 18 year old young people. And they tell me, David, we've never had this voice. Nobody's actually listened to us before. And we say, as the old folks, please, please inform us, please share your wisdom, because it is and when, especially when we're talking about sustainability, it is your future and our shared future. But we better stop minimizing those that are  nodes that are that we're in conflict with, they have much to teach me.   Michael Hingson  17:26 But it also goes the other way. And that is that people who have lived long lives who have been successful or who have observed life, also have a lot of information that they can share. And all too often, we ignore that as well, especially when they get past a particular age. How do we break down that barrier as well? Yeah,   David Savage  17:53 ageism is I think what we're talking about right is, Well, geez, I was an ageist once, before I got old. I remember telling my parents when I was a young kid. Yeah, don't trust anybody over 30. And oftentimes, in our culture, especially in North America, anybody that's over 60 Well, they're not worth the investment. They, you know, they're rigid, whatever, those shackles they put on our opportunities. It's just, you know, we are our job, as elders, as mentors, as coaches, is to create the safe space and mentor and help encourage. And I think our job is not to block the block the road just to continue that metaphor is, I find that there's too many people in my demographic, they're still trying to hang on to power. And our greatest gift now is to encourage the healthy use of power by those that are younger than me. So So I think it's a bit of a twist on the ageism. Yes, I love my work. I want to do this work for another 10 years at least, I'd love my clients around North America. But it's time for me to do everything I can to support those clients, those young people, those next generation, those people that are are different from me in so many experiences and cultures, it's it's prime time to get them ready, capable, accountable. And in leadership,   Michael Hingson  19:38 of course, you get to be 30 At some point, and as some say, it's amazing. When you think back on it, how much your parents learned by the time you were 30 Right?   David Savage  19:51 Yes. Yeah, I think I think I think Michael there is a somewhat predictable when you know, to me roles start saying no, most often, that's a healthy thing. And then when a teenager starts expressing and demanding their power, that's understandable and expectable, but at some point, but once those young leaders have their own mortgages, their own careers, their own children, it's like, huh, Mom and Dad weren't all that stupid.   Michael Hingson  20:25 And the other side of it is that, as we gain more wisdom, hopefully and as we get older, rather than saying no to those teenagers necessarily, it would be it would be appropriate to say no, but let me show you and tell you why I say that. And then you do have to let people make their own mistakes. And, and IT risk taking is certainly a part of what we all have to do. I remember when my parents were told that I was blind at about four months old, and the doctor said, send him to a home because no blind child could ever amount to anything, my parents rejected that. You're kidding. And oh, oh, it happens all the time, even today, that the expectations for people who happen to be blind are extremely low. And they blame it all on the blindness, rather than allowing us the opportunity to flourish. And it doesn't just happen with people who are blind. I mean, we see it with race and so many different kinds of things in our world. But for blind people, it happens all too often, my parents went the other way, I don't think to an extreme, by any means, because they always kept an eye on me, they always talked with me, but they let me do stuff. until I was five, we lived in Chicago, when I'd walked down to the local candy store, I'd walk around the neighborhood, I went to kindergarten when I was four, and was involved with a lot of activities around the school, some of which I remember and some of which I don't. But my parents then when we moved to California allowed me to take risks and a little bit more rural community, I learned to ride a bike and figure out how to know where cars were, when they were parked on the streets and other things like that. And they allowed me occasionally to kind of get get hurt a little bit or whatever. But there were always discussions around and saying, what did you learn from that? And I think that's the biggest issue that we can teach anyone is introspection, and say, at the end of the day, whether things went well, or they didn't go, well. What did you learn from it? And can you go back and think about that, can you go back and think of the choices and how you would improve what you do?   David Savage  22:52 Very much. So I just want to go back to my first of my 10 essential steps in collaborative leadership is sent set intention is my intention for that young person on my staff or my child, it's my intention for them to grow powerful, influential, successful, and brilliant and healthy. While there is one roadmap for me and for that relationship, or is my intention to keep them safe? And I think those are almost mutually exclusive intentions. Seat safety can do a lot of harm.   Michael Hingson  23:38 Well, yeah, um, I think the issue about safety is that we need to teach what it means to be safe and to stay safe. And then we need to let people make choices based on really having the the appropriate knowledge, which is part of the whole way we get to be successful in understanding some of these things. Because ultimately, you have to try things for yourself. I mean, how often do children get told don't touch the stove? It's hot. And you know, eventually they're going to touch the stove when a Tom but but why do they do that? Are they doing it just to rebill? Are they doing it because they don't understand what it means. And if if it's the ladder, it's all about exploration. But once they do it once, they won't do it again, because they now really understand. And it's like blindness. People talk about blindness all the time and they talk about what we can't do and that blind people are not really capable of working successfully like others. And of course, we can show lots of evidence of that. And a lot of blind people subscribe to that because they don't know differently until the time that They, in fact discover they can do what they really want to do. And employers discover that hiring a person who is blind or someone who is different than they really isn't that big of a deal because we can help them become successful, then it isn't just a theory anymore. It's an emotional buy in.   David Savage  25:24 Yes. I'm also thinking of another friend of mine in Calgary. When London, England was hosting the Summer Olympic Games, he was the drummer on the video to introduce everyone to the London Olympics. And no, just picture a drummer doing great work, really high energy. And then think about when there was the Paralympic Games. And he was a victim of thalidomide, he has no arms, and yet he's one of the best drummers I've ever heard. So there's there's a challenge to our perspectives. I think also, when I think of some of the helicopter parents who just want to protect and therefore disrespect, and disempower their own children or their own staff members, then I think of people like Michael, who was high up in a tower on September 11 2001, you should definitely wear it safe, and you survived.   Michael Hingson  26:36 Well, you know, and helicopter parents, for example. I understand it, intellectually, I understand and you do to what their concerns are. But what, and let me go on with today's world, it's got to be a whole lot less safe being a kid than it used to be, especially girls, but not just girls, but kids in general. And at the same time, if we don't find ways to teach children the same things that we learn from our parents, although we may be doing it in a different way we are and coming at it from different directions, we still need to teach them those things, because those are the basic things that allow us to survive.   David Savage  27:26 Yeah, a huge challenge and opportunity to change that mindset of we need to lock everything up, we need to keep our children safe, we need to need to need to need to, well, I still have family members and friends that don't have a lock on their house. So they can go away for two weeks and they know that house is going to be fine. That mindset of we need to protect ourselves against what might be out there. And I definitely agree with you might call that some of the risks are very great and very dramatic. And at the same time, if if we are falling prey to that mindset of fear and scarcity, it really takes away again, the power, the ability, the risk taking for people just to have fun outside, go out with your friends and not feel like you have to be driven to and from and all of that good stuff. God in your organization and being a be able to just do a lot of different innovative things together. When we get so tight, and so fearful of the consequences, I think the consequences are already here.   Michael Hingson  28:45 Yeah, and we, we make the consequences, all that much worse by not preparing people. And that's what we as older people also need to learn to do is to understand the society and help prepare those younger than we and use our knowledge and creativity to find other ways to teach. I remember being in New York before we moved to New Jersey, when I was working for a company, I would travel back to the New York area from time to time. And I decided I wanted to take a walk around Midtown Manhattan. We were up near Times Square actually. I was staying at a hotel. And I'm another thing I was I was gonna go to my favorite record store in New York City at the time that actually sold records even in the 1990s colony records. And I walked out of the door to my hotel. And this guy comes up to me and he says, hey, you know, I'm a guardian angel. Do you know who we are? And I said, Yeah, I'm familiar with you guys. Being around to help people and so on. He said, I'd like to just walk with you. And I said you don't need to. He said I really would like to and I said well if you feel it's necessary. But you know, here's what we're gonna do. And I let him walk with me and it was fine. Other times P and other people weren't around. But I would like to think that he didn't just do that sort of thing for me. And as I learned, and in learning more about them, I wasn't the only person who got assisted or monitored by these people. And it was really nice to know that there were people who were spending the time to look out for you, so long as they didn't try to restrict, you know, what you do. Now, if I wanted to go into the middle of Central Park where it was dark, I suspect he would have been a little bit more concerned. But I also wouldn't do that, because that's a reasonably unsafe place to be. And so I think that there are certainly practices that we all need to deal with to help keep ourselves safe. But I learned enough about the environment that I understood a lot of those things, and even so he wanted to help. That was fine.   David Savage  31:02 Yeah. I'm thinking about the definition of respect that I was taught about 18 years ago, me and others were teaching and negotiation mastery at the Omega institutes near Rhinebeck, upstate New York. And one of the participants came up to me and said, Dave, do you know what the definition of respect is? And I said, Well, yeah, I think I do. But obviously, you have another take. And she said, respect is not doing for others what they can do for themselves. And I love that. I just love that definition of respect.   Michael Hingson  31:45 I am a firm believer, and we need to teach people to fish, not give them a fish. And yeah, I think that makes absolutely perfect sense. I know that. And I've said it before in this podcast. When ever I've hired a person to sell for me, I have always, on the first day said, I know I hired you, I'm your boss, but I hired you because you did a good enough job to convince me that you could sell our products. So my job is not to tell you what to do and how to do it. But my job is to work with you to see how I can be a second person on your team, and add value to what you do. And as we learn to work together better. And we figure out how I can assist you, which will be different from how I assist the guy at the desk next to you, then we will have a better relationship and you will be more successful. And the point is that I could add value to the people whom I hired. And that's the way it really ought to be. And one of the value is that I could could teach them things and they had to be willing to to listen. And the people who chose not to take advantage of a lot of that kind of stuff weren't successful. And the ones who did were extremely successful. But it wasn't just because of necessarily what I did. But they were already on a path to being observant and analyzing and making good decisions.   David Savage  33:25 And may I suggest open   Michael Hingson  33:27 and open. And so we were able to be successful together.   David Savage  33:35 That being coachable that part of me being coachable being realizing that I don't know it all. And you and I and others can do far more together than I can ever do. On my own. It's it's apparent, but sometimes it's just not apparent.   Michael Hingson  33:55 Right. Tell me what you mean by Nobody gets to be right. I've heard you say that before.   David Savage  34:01 Well, we've we've talked about teenagers and somebody that and children and all that and and I learned as a father that raised my three kids on my own substantially. You is more important for me to give them power and accountability, positive and negative. Then I I learned in so many that conflicts that I've engaged myself in by simply listening and listening and listening. profound ideas and innovations changes to the directions come when I come forward not feeling I have to pitch or convince or sell you. Pardon me, Michael. So I think as a leadership coach, encouraging leaders and family members and parents to be more curious, the less polarizing and command and control the greater the outcome. So it is it is in this these complex times is a real power to be curious.   Michael Hingson  35:11 Curiosity is a wonderful thing, and we should never discourage it. And, in fact, we should encourage it. And all too often again, we discourage it way too much.   David Savage  35:25 Yeah. Yeah, all I can say is listen, listen, listen, I have in companies that I've been part of the management, we've run into some conflicts. And after weeks and weeks of simply listening to our opposition, we came up with far better capital expenditure and facility plans, and our shareholder, our shares tripled, very quickly. If I would have been command and control, this is the way we're going to do it, I'm going to convince you and I've got these rights while that company was still next door, and they never got anything built. So this is not soft skills. These are hard skills for communication for families, for organizational leaders to say, what if I stayed open? What if I actually realized that there's a gift in what the person it seems to be challenging me, there's something there some gems, some piece of gold that I need to uncover?   Michael Hingson  36:31 One of my favorite books on leadership and team building is The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. And yes, yeah. And I think one of the most important things he talks about is, when you're working as part of a team, when the team makes a decision, or even if the team leader says this is the way we're going to do it, you go along with that. But if it turns out, it wasn't a good decision, then the team recognizes that collectively, it has the wisdom to make a change, and to try something different, and it may happen several times. But it has to start with respecting that the team is in it together. And respecting that. Who ever maybe created the final decision that wasn't right, is also wise enough to recognize it wasn't right and then work to find a better solution.   David Savage  37:36 Very much, so very much. So. You know, Patrick Lencioni is an amazing leader. He's taught me a lot. Another book that I really encourage our your listeners, your community, to read, listen to take in is think again by Adam Grant. And I just want to share a quote that really, I think lands the point that you and I are exploring here. It takes humility to reconsider our past commitments, doubt, to question our present decisions and curiosity to reimagine our future plans. What we discover along the way can free us from the shackles of our familiar surroundings, and our former selves. I think that's a, an incredible invitation to learning. And through curiosity, and challenging myself to think again, and then think again.   Michael Hingson  38:40 Well, Jimmy Carter once said, we must adjust to changing times while holding to unwavering principles. And I think that that's just as important. There are basic tenets, there are basic principles. And I think that as we progress in our development, which is another way of saying maybe as we get older, we make sure we understand the principles but then we have to teach those principles to others and recognize we may get to them in a different way. I mean, in the past, you went to school and teachers wrote on the blackboard, and they lectured to you and so on. It's a whole different world. We're still teaching, we need to adjust to the fact that the process might change. But what we have to do is still the same.   David Savage  39:30 Yeah, the my experience I just sold a used for runner, and my habit is to buy brand new and I want and then drive it for 500,000 kilometers 350,000 miles. And so I sold mine and and I had the experience this time because I had that vehicle for 13 years I had this experience of We put it on Facebook, and the awful toxic comments on Facebook from just trying to sell a great condition used for runner. Everybody had to pile on and be really rude and angry. And then they started to a social media fake that people that really love the vehicle said, Oh, no, this is really great. He was just astounding. So I just thought, you know, I gotta take it off Facebook, this is not a conversation where I can get my use for runner in the hands of somebody that would really love it and appreciate it. Went on to ge, ge and autotrader. And all those and there was much more civil. But again, you know, changing in culture, my view is, if you like a vehicle, come look at that, look at the service records, get it inspected, drive it, talk to the owner. And then if you like it, then making an offer. On those other online sites, people said, well, we take this much, and I said, I'm not going to negotiate until I know that you're going to come and look at it and see what you really buying. Because, you know, I could sell you a bucket bucket of bolts for half price. But that's not a bucket of balls. And and so of all the people there was probably 30 people on Facebook, that were posting toxic comments, there was probably 20 people on the other platforms that just wanted to talk about price. And there was only four that came in sight. And then I had a number of people saying, jeez, that is worth it. I'd like to buy that. So as a negotiator, I always say you know, the money comes last, whether it's your corporate culture, your family, but to deal with a the issues, the interests, the opportunities, and then whatever's left, we can talk about compensation. But in in my social media and my online experience in selling a used for renter, it's like, wow, that wouldn't have happened even five years ago. And yeah, I'd rather just, I was, I think it might have been with you and I talking last week, Michael, I said your three wonderful to have 10,000 connections on LinkedIn. But four would be very profound if they were the right four,   Michael Hingson  42:18 correct? Well, and connections is the operative word. I was talking with someone yesterday about a lot of the things with social media. And the fact is that, are we really connecting with a lot of social media, Facebook, and so on, you just talked about posting a lot of toxic comments and so on. But it took some heavy work to get to four people who really connected with you. And then decided this was worth exploring, rather than just spewing out a lot of toxic stuff that doesn't serve anyone's purpose.   David Savage  43:00 Or even selling a one size fits all solution. You know what? There's so many people that approach I'm sure you way more than me, Michael, just hit you with here's my package, and here's why you need to buy it. And that just doesn't work for me. It's okay. What's the challenge? What's the optioning? What's the pain? And then let's collaboratively come up with a solution or a service that suits you. Well, then that takes way too much time I just want to package? Well, you don't want to really solve your opportunity or your problem then   Michael Hingson  43:37 when people asked me to come and speak. And I'm sure you see it a lot to the very first question is what do you charge? So I'm, I'm glad to tell people I I say all the time well, in 2016, Hillary Clinton got $250,000 to speak for Goldman to Goldman Sachs. And I think I'm worth it. And in some people stop for a second. And then they realize maybe that really wasn't what he meant. And it breaks, but it breaks down a lot of barriers. And ultimately, my response is I'll give you a number. But we really need to see what you need. And I have I've done presentations where we settled on a number but I will also say as long as I'm there. And we do settle on a number as opposed to it being a hard and fast. It has to be a certain amount, right. But I also say that when I'm there, I'm your guest, and I want to add as much value as I can. And so now that we've agreed on a number, let me also say if there are other things that I can do for you, in addition to speaking during this particular time segment at your event, if I can do any other workshops and so on, let me know I am glad to do that because I'm coming there to help you to be of assistance to you to add value to your event and I will Do whatever you need me to do. And some people have really taken me up on that. And it turns out that I've done a whole lot more work than we originally talked about. I don't charge more for that, because I'm there to be of assistance. I'm going to be there anyway. And it's also a lot of fun.   David Savage  45:19 Yeah. So to your point, you know, you might do a keynote, and then two or three breakout sessions and private meeting and follow up. You know, I guess that's not only very clever and generous expertise, Michael. But it's also the realization that no matter how much money even if somebody offered me a quarter million, which nobody has yet, for some reasons,   Michael Hingson  45:44 offered me that I'm really disappointed. But yeah, go ahead. But even if they did,   David Savage  45:49 I think your quote, your response would be the same as mine is, how do we make this really effective over time? Because Because being a speaker, you know, it's not all that difficult to create some hallelujah moments. But I think this statistic says is three weeks after a speech, nobody actually remembers what you said. But they can remember what you challenged them with, or how have you felt? Yeah, so so it's a it's a long term commitment. It's not a pay me a bunch of money, and I'm gonna go cash a check and run away. Not at all not not for you, not for me.   Michael Hingson  46:27 That's my belief. And when people come back in six or nine months, or even years later and say, We remembered you, because, yeah, and we want you now to come back, or we remember what you said. And we really appreciate that. And we still hear from people about the time you were there, then I can't I can't complain a bit.   David Savage  46:50 I think that's true. And leaving earlier this afternoon, I was approached by a group by the central Canada. And I said, Well, how did you find me? And they said, well, our President participated in one of your negotiation mastery circles 13 years ago. So there you go. Some words still worked. And I think the other parts in you know, when we talk about unstoppable mindset and diversity and supporting those that aren't naturally are currently in the inner power circle. I think it's also important to allow them to negotiate what they pay me. So for example, I have a series of prices. If if, if a client is in a major conflicts, and they're going to try Oh, well, there's one rate, the opposite end is if it's a person, as an entrepreneur, or starting out or university or just not in the advantage position, I let them name their price. So sometimes that's free, and sometimes that's 20 bucks. And I'll say, okay, because I believe in you. Yeah.   Michael Hingson  48:06 And sometimes the, the, the amount has to be reasonable enough to make it so you don't lose a lot of money, at least expenses. And sometimes I've spoken just to get expenses paid, and I will sometimes do that. But I also find the people who just try to always negotiate you down to paying as little as possible, are the ones that take a lot more work than, than others. And they also can be some of the more challenging ones to work with, from the standpoint of just, they're hard to work with, as opposed to genuinely trying to deal.   David Savage  48:44 Yeah, they're the, they're the ones wanting to buy the foreigner for two thirds of the value, they're not prepared to actually make the investment of building a relationship with you designing something that's powerful. And, and I'm also thinking of that famous wine experiment, you know, where, where they took a bunch of wine experts, and they said, here's a $90 bottle of wine, and here's a $9 bottle of wine, and then got them to rate them individually. And then they switched the labels. And I was the one that they were told was the $90 bottle of wine was far superior to the 919 dollar one. So that there is that impact of you know, separate and aside from those starting out starting over entrepreneurship. You were valued more, the more you charge, which is kind of an interesting metric.   Michael Hingson  49:42 Right? Well, Trader Joe's, which is a store shop in this country, it's a decent chain, had Charles Shaw wine, or sometimes called to buck Chuck because they sold it for $2 A bottle. Wine wasn't the greatest in the world, but I recall many years ago, there was a blind taste test in New York. And one of the wines was to buck Chuck. And it won the top award for wine. And then when people discovered it, they all wanted to change their minds. And, but but the bottom line, is it. The damage was already done, folks, if you will.   David Savage  50:21 Yeah. So. So I want to I know that we're getting close to the end of our discussion, Michael, and I'm really enjoying this because you and I play together? Well, I believe. I want to ask you a question.   Michael Hingson  50:36 All right, and then I've got a couple for you. But go ahead. What is   David Savage  50:39 in this moment is one quality that you think is most important to be an unstoppable mindset? What's one quality?   Michael Hingson  50:52 For me, I would think that probably the most important quality is that you truly analyze, and think about what you are doing and what you want. And, in your own mind, create what you feel is the pathway to get there. And then be open to change. So in a sense, openness is part of it. But it doesn't mean lack of confidence. But rather, you need to be open to dealing with your plan. And addressing in your own mind the issue of how do I tweak it as I go, but this is where I want to get to, and I want the plan to be it isn't having a million dollars in the bank. I think I think unstoppable is when we are helping ourselves to move forward emotionally, intellectually. And through that, obviously, also, physically and in terms of our own survival and other things like that.   David Savage  52:02 So may I ask you a second question?   Michael Hingson  52:05 Oh, sure.   David Savage  52:07 How do you want to get remembered 10 years after you pass.   Michael Hingson  52:14 I want people to remember me as someone who helped them who was able to teach them something. And I want to be remembered as somebody who was open to learning. Thank you. Now why did you ask?   David Savage  52:37 Well, to me it is that unwavering principles that you mentioned from President Carter, it is what we would call an extra, you know, it's, it's how do I stay focused on the my pathway, if I could call it that way, my, my route my values. And oftentimes when I deal with organizations and communities in conflict, I take them to the future they want to create, and we can always agree on that, then we need to work backwards. Okay. If you want to be remembered that way, what do we need to do in the next three years, and the next year, the next month, the next day? You know, it's much easier map that way? Right?   Michael Hingson  53:21 Tell me a little bit about what you're doing now. And I want to get to your books also. But what you're doing, you talked about hosting and being involved in mastermind courses and mastery courses, and so on. Love to learn a little bit about that.   David Savage  53:38 But as we as we touched on earlier, I think change takes time. So the way I approach what I serve my clients, and my volunteer obligations is the set the intention, create the measurable objectives based on the challenges and opportunities and do it over time to a gently so that we're all very, very busy. And habits take time to change. So I prefer to work with people over a six month period as opposed to a two day period. And I also I also encourage insurrection. Some of my clients have told me that I incite insurrection, because in organizations when the people in the middle have started challenging the people at the top. I think that success. I think that means they're thinking for themselves they trust enough to challenge and their ideas can be now heard. That doesn't happen overnight. And oftentimes the person in the corner office or at the top of the food chain isn't very happy when that happens. So I guess the other pre condition is the Listen at the top must buy in and must be seen to be participating and be learning as we go together.   Michael Hingson  55:07 What's one question that you ask to help understand the leadership style of someone or a new contact?   David Savage  55:16 Well, something that I was informed of, by a friend who at one time was the VP of Union Carbide. Heather asked me told me this question asked me this question. In history, in literature in fantasy, whatever, what is one person that you most want to be like? So whether it's fictional or real, what's one person that you really like to be seen as? And that's not only an engaging question, because a lot of us don't have the immediate answer to that. But what Heather told me at that time was, she's used that one question, you know, what's that superhero that you'd like most likely to be? What like, is the most profound human resources, candidate or board selection committee question she ever asked. And if, you know, some people will say, I want to be Vladimir Zelensky, or I want to, I want to be, you know, Nancy Pelosi, or I want to be, you know, any number of things. Some people don't want to be Batman. But it can actually give you a sense of their playfulness of how they want their focus their pathway, their goal, their next shift would be. So that that's one question that in itself, we can turn that into our whole further conversation as to what's that all about? What does that mean to you? What does it feel like when you get to that point? So they start so they start to claim that space?   Michael Hingson  57:08 And you get so many interesting answers from that, and the people who perhaps have thought about it, although maybe they haven't thought about it quite that way. But then Nevertheless, when you ask the question, and it pops out, you obviously can, can go in so many directions will Why do you choose that person or tell me more about that?   David Savage  57:29 Well, in in Heather's case, when she was at Union Carbide, you know, this would have been 25 years ago, the new boss said Hitler, and she resigned the next day. And Union Carbide had a series of disasters over the next two years, I won't go into them, but horrific disasters, so it really worked for her. Yep.   Michael Hingson  57:55 So who would? Who would you answer that about what would your answer be? I was afraid you knew I was gonna ask that I   David Savage  58:01 was afraid. I've always struggled with answering my own question, Michael. Because I don't have heroes. Well, it sure I have heroes that there's many admirable people in the world. But I don't attach to any of them. You know, if if I said, Geez, I'd really love to be George Harrison. Well, that's nice. But it's so it's not me. That's not me. And I think, to me, it's about becoming David.   Michael Hingson  58:39 Well, and that's true. If I had to pick someone out, because I can see you might try to spring this so I was about to I'll answer. My favorite science fiction book is The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein. And it's a story of the takes place in 2075 300 years after the US revolution. And as part of that whole thing. There is a a technician, basically, who works on the it's a revolution on the moon. So the moon has been colonized, and so on. And so there's this whole system where what you pick up on fairly quickly as the moon is being treated, like America was being treated by England in 1775. And there's this computer technician who's working on their major mainframe who discovers that the computer has as he put it woke up and it's, it's, it's established its own personality and so on. And he and the computer, and a few other people start to think about how do we revolt and rebel against the lunar authority, the company on Earth, it's coordinating the moon stuff, right and keeping everyone subjected to horrible things. And along the way, one of the people that he brings into this Is Professor Bernardo dela Paz, who was one of his teachers. And I would like to be most like Professor Bernardo dela Paz, because one of the things that that happened is that the professor as, as the main character in the book, Manuel Garcia Kelley talks about, he said, the professor once said, many times, I will be teaching someone, something that I don't know a lot about. But as long as I can stay at least a lesson ahead and continue to learn myself, then we'll make progress. It wasn't quite the way he said it. But similar to that, and I liked that attitude. And I just think it's the kind of attitude I would like to have is, if I can teach and as long as I can stay a little bit ahead and be challenged, and work with people, then I'm good.   David Savage  1:00:54 Yeah. So you're evolving your lessons evolving your own learning, and not simply rolling out, you know, the curriculum that you've done for the last five years?   Michael Hingson  1:01:04 Right. Tell me a little bit, because as you said, I know we're getting a little bit late, but we're having a lot of fun with this. But tell me about your books.   David Savage  1:01:17 Well, thank you, Professor dill abounds.   Michael Hingson  1:01:20 I'm you should read the book. It's a great book.   David Savage  1:01:23 I haven't read a Heinlein book in a long time, but I love them viewed beautiful art history and visionary writing my books. Actually, in the three books that I'm writing right now, one with two of my grandchildren, it is fiction. So I'm getting into fiction, the seven books that I've published so far on Audible. Kindle, in print, I've, it's really a breakthrough to Yes, unlocking the possible within a culture of collaboration. So I'll say it again, unlocking the possible within a culture of collaboration. And I guess, my 10 essential steps for collaborative leadership, my better by design, which was my 2018 latest book, I really want to help people work together better. One of the one of the things that I think is clever about the the title, the cover of my first two books, breaks through the s, is I've shadowed four letters in the title of break through the s on the cover. And those letters are E. G. O 's, and egos are the greatest barriers to collaboration. So I love the playfulness, I love having some artistry in that. And unlike any other book that I've seen, you noticed since I started writing these in 2015, and still writing, there's not a lot of books on collaboration. And the books that are on collaboration are not collaborative books. So along the curiosity and nobody gets to be right line, Michael, I reached out and include quotes, on my seven books in my 45 podcasts, from 100 Different people in eight different nations to say, Well, what do you think about what is the greatest barrier to collaboration? What do you feel is your highest value, things like that, that are really important and, and well, while I go through, some people say if you've failed a lot, and that's true, I have failed a lot. And it's important for me to give examples of how I've failed in my collaborations, what I've learned from them, and how I, how I offer that to the listener to say, well, this is what Dave went through. Now, here's what I might do. Probably the bit, if I'm asked, okay, what's, what's the one thing, Professor Diller pause and they want to come back to being playful? is just having that pause, Professor of the pause, just have that pause between stimulus and response. Where we can say what is my intention? What what do I want to create here? And is my No, we talked about a number of words that are misused and misunderstood. Collaboration in the last seven years has become one of those along with sustainability. They are such profound and brilliant words, but they're thrown out to without any regard as to what it really takes to focus on sustainable leadership on collaborative leadership on I'm actually creating innovative teams. Yeah, we, we think we can just call a meeting, and we'll do some whiteboard work? Well, no, no, it's like that speaker negotiation, if that's the way you approach it, that you're going to be a little limited in what your outcomes are. Yeah.   Michael Hingson  1:05:21 And openness is, is ultimately where it starts.   David Savage  1:05:28 Very much. So I don't like it to be right. I do not know at all I need to encourage myself and my clients to towards critical thinking, because speed of change, and the increase in complexity is getting more and more challenging at every moment. So we must go there as opposed to defensive, angry, control based leadership.   Michael Hingson  1:05:56 Well, David, it has been absolutely fun having you on unstoppable mindset, how can people reach out to you and learn more about you, and maybe contact you?   David Savage  1:06:07 Thank you, Michael, for the opportunity to speak with you for this hours, it has been delightful again, I really appreciate you and my website would be David B savage.com. And you can find that ton of resources, videos, audio, their downloads. And what I would offer is anybody that contacts me, and quotes here in new and I talk in this podcast, then I will offer them a free digital copy of my book better by design, how to create better outcomes through well designed collaboration. And I'd be happy to have a conversation with any of your listeners just to say, okay, what can I learn? What can I learn from you today? There you go.   Michael Hingson  1:07:06 Well, perfect. So I hope people will reach out to you. And I'd love to hear how that goes and what you what you discover and and who interacts with you. So I, of course want to keep in touch and communicate. Anyway, I've learned a lot today. And I have always been a believer that if I don't learn as least as much as whoever I'm working with, then I haven't done my job right. So I really appreciate all this time with you. And we will spend some more together, I'm sure.   David Savage  1:07:37 Thank you so much, Michael and take good care.   Michael Hingson  1:07:40 Well, you as well. And everyone who's listening. Remember, go to David be savage.com. And if you reach out to David refer to unstoppable mindset podcast, and you can get a free digital copy of his book. I'd like to hear from you to know what you thought of today's so please feel free to reach out to me my email address is Michaelhi at accessibe.com. That's M I C H A E L H I at A C C S S I B E.com. Or go to our podcast page www dot Michael Hingson M i C H A E L H I N G S O N.com/podcast. Thanks again for listening. Thanks for being here. Hope you'll join us next week. And when you rate this podcast, we hope that you will do that and give us a five star rating. We would appreciate it very much. So again, David, thank you very much for being here. Thank you. We'll see you all next time.   Michael Hingson  1:08:43 You have been listening to the Unstoppable Mindset podcast. Thanks for dropping by. I hope that you'll join us again next week, and in future weeks for upcoming episodes. To subscribe to our podcast and to learn about upcoming episodes, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com slash podcast. Michael Hingson is spelled m i c h a e l h i n g s o n. While you're on the site., please use the form there to recommend people who we ought to interview in upcoming editions of the show. And also, we ask you and urge you to invite your friends to join us in the future. If you know of any one or any organization needing a speaker for an event, please email me at speaker at Michael hingson.com. I appreciate it very much. To learn more about the concept of blinded by fear, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com forward slash blinded by fear and while you're there, feel free to pick up a copy of my free eBook entitled blinded by fear. The unstoppable mindset podcast is provided by access cast an initiative of accessiBe and is sponsored by accessiBe. Please visit www.accessibe.com. accessiBe is spelled a c c e s s i b e. There you can learn all about how you can make your website inclusive for all persons with disabilities and how you can help make the internet fully inclusive by 2025. Thanks again for listening. Please come back and visit us again next week.

M:E - Gwilda Wiyaka
Mission Evolution with Gwilda Wiyaka Interviews : VON BRASCHLER - Thought Form Projections and Spirit Communication

M:E - Gwilda Wiyaka

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 40:22


Von Braschler is the author of a dozen books on developing consciousness and spiritual evolution including the recent Mysterious Messages from Beyond. He has written about dreams, ghosts, energy healing, our psychic and spiritual connection to pets, life transition, and time. Von is a former award-winning journalist from the Pacific Northwest. He has served on the faculty of Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York, and served on the staff of the Theosophical Society's national headquarters in Wheaton, Illinois. He has led workshops throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

Get Over It! Podcast
Live in Your Brilliance

Get Over It! Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 19:16


Reiki Master Brett Bevell is hosting The Wisdom Of Reiki Conference on September 23-25 at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Brett Bevel shares how to lie your brilliance with Reiki in this podcast. Even if you are not attuned to Reiki's energy, you will receive healing by listening to his words. Discover how to amplify your intuition using ReikiWork deeper with the spirit of Mikao Usui and your Reiki guidesRealize the potential of Psychic ReikiLearn how to use Reiki on the marma points for deep healingEngage fellow students and faculty in a facilitated Reiki clinicExperience profound clearing meditations and Reiki healings to support the fulfillment of your life mission Facilitated by leading Reiki teachers and authors from diverse lineages, you embark on a deep healing journey that empowers you through direct experiential teaching. During the weekend intensive, you: Reiki Master presenting are William Lee Rand - Keynote speaker - How Does Reiki HealStacey Gibbons - Shamanic ReikiBrett Bevell - Introduction to Psychic Reiki HealingRaven Keyes - Medical ReikiMichele Denis - Reiki Self Treatment Using Marma PointsHelene Williams - Reiki ClinicMonique Chapman Deepen your intuition with Reiki Brett Bevvel will talk about Psychic Reiki. Yet this system differs from traditional Reiki in that there are no symbols and no hand positions since the practitioner learn to communicate with and direct the energy of Reiki telepathically. In this weekend immersion, you gather with other practitioners to gain insights, skills, and spiritual wisdom through a deep exploration of Reiki—one of the world's most popular energy healing practices.

make good: a knitting podcast
Rhinebeck Sweaters 2.0

make good: a knitting podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 28:30 Transcription Available Very Popular


We're in the depths of a brutal heatwave here in New Hampshire, so we're beating the heat by dreaming of autumn. You know what that means: Rhinebeck Sweaters! (If you're not familiar with Rhinebeck, that's the https://sheepandwool.com/ (NY Sheep and Wool Festival.)) What's on our needles this week:Jessica: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-v-2 (Easy V) by Caitlin Hunter Karen: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunshine-on-my-shoulders-3 (Sunshine on my Shoulders) by Lissy Jane Want more Make Good?Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/makegoodpod (@makegoodpod) https://www.patreon.com/makegoodpod (Join our Patreon!) We're so grateful to our Patreon supporters, who help us do this every week without ever taking on advertisers. https://www.makegoodpod.com (Visit our website) Send a question to dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com and we'll answer it on an upcoming episode! (Please include your pronouns) Visit Scratch Supply Co, online or in person!

Get Over It! Podcast
Raven Keyes – The Wisdom of Reiki Conference

Get Over It! Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 15:48


Welcome to the four-week prelude to The Wisdom of Reiki Conference at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Join her September 23-25 2022. The Wisdom of Reiki Conference An Immersion for Reiki Practitioners Reiki Masters are William Lee Rand, Stacey Gibbons, Brett Bevell, Raven Keyes, Michèle E. Denis, Helene Williams, and Monique Chapman. William Rand is the Keynote speaker. Raven Keyes, CMRM, RMT, author of Medical Reiki, A Groundbreaking Approach to Using Energy Medicine for Challenging Treatments, is the founder of Raven Keyes Medical Reiki International (RKMRI™). Raven will present Medical Reiki Saturday, September 24th at 9 AM. Learn about medical Reiki and how to begin a Medical Reiki Practice. In addition, Raven shares her philosophy and insights in their podcast. Raven has provided Reiki to patients for nearly two decades before, during, and after surgeries. Based on this critical work, she has trained a new team of Reiki Masters known as certified RKMRI Medical Reiki Masters ™. They are bringing Medical Reiki into operating rooms and other medical venues. In the world of professional sports, she introduced Reiki to NFL and NBA athletes. Featured in national magazines such as Vogue and W, Raven was named “Best Reiki Master in New York” by New York Magazine and was televised as “New Yorker of the Week” on NY-1 for providing volunteer Reiki services for eight months after 9/11. She is also the author of The Healing Power of Reiki and The Healing Light of Angels. 

Blind Date With a Book
A Bookseller Used to Giving Out the Book Recs

Blind Date With a Book

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 29:14


Today, we're setting up Nicole Brinkley, Bookseller and Manager at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, NY (and host of the Misshelved podcast). Nicole read and recently loved Year of the Witching and A Spindle Splintered, and she's Oblong's resident specialist for kids and SciFi Fantasy books. She loves autumn, and is impressed by other people's generosity with their friends. She could give an on-the-spot TED talk about why frontline booksellers should make more money (we agree), or how Slenderman has big arms for big hugs. She's looking to expand her reading list outside of her usual genres, and we're more than happy to help. The picks Shop from the Lit.Bar Neon Gods by Katee Robert My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales Well Matched by Jen DeLuca The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina by Zoraida Cordova White Is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne Where to find us: Find our show online at blinddatewithabookpod.com and @bookmeetcute on Twitter and Instagram. Please follow and tell us all the books you've fallen in love with recently.

NoCo FM Network
Deja VU-F-O - Chapter One

NoCo FM Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 55:39


Chapter One: On a clear night outside of Rhinebeck, NY, agents Bishop and Delaney make first contact. --- Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/jointheweird (https://twitter.com/jointheweird) Join our Discord! https://discord.gg/aCwvMjxNSf (https://discord.gg/aCwvMjxNSf) Check out the FREE version of the game! https://jointheweird.itch.io/the-weird-a-pbta-ttrpg (https://jointheweird.itch.io/the-weird-a-pbta-ttrpg) Become a Patron! https://www.patreon.com/jointheweird (https://www.patreon.com/jointheweird) Check out some of the other fantastic shows on Loudspeaker http://www.loudspeaker.fm/ (www.loudspeaker.fm) And don't forget to... Join The Weird.

The Weird
Deja VU-F-O - Chapter One

The Weird

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 55:39


Chapter One: On a clear night outside of Rhinebeck, NY, agents Bishop and Delaney make first contact. --- Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/jointheweird (https://twitter.com/jointheweird) Join our Discord! https://discord.gg/aCwvMjxNSf (https://discord.gg/aCwvMjxNSf) Check out the FREE version of the game! https://jointheweird.itch.io/the-weird-a-pbta-ttrpg (https://jointheweird.itch.io/the-weird-a-pbta-ttrpg) Become a Patron! https://www.patreon.com/jointheweird (https://www.patreon.com/jointheweird) Check out some of the other fantastic shows on Loudspeaker http://www.loudspeaker.fm/ (www.loudspeaker.fm) And don't forget to... Join The Weird.

Knitmoregirls's Podcast
Finishing Spree- Episode 682- The Knitmore Girls

Knitmoregirls's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 57:48 Very Popular


This week's episode is sponsored byb: I want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp dot com slash knitmore Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health. Again, that's BetterHelp.com/knitmore  Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.     Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire Devices Wearing a color you love is like wearing a truly great pair of boots. You stand taller and walk proud. You carry a sense of purpose. LL Yarn Co.'s 2 woman dye-studio inside a century old former wool mill in Louisville, KY creates bold and energetic colors. We are driven by fashion, culture, and cause to put our passion for color onto stunning yarns. With LL Yarn Co. on your needles and hooks you are telling the world you aren't afraid to be noticed. Afterall, your knitting is an opportunity to share your passion with your world. LL Yarn Co., for when your knits need to speak louder than words. Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life? Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight. For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!     On the Needles: (0:42) Gigi : socks for Andrew: new pair: green and purple  Jasmin cast on a Musselburgh hat for autopilot knitting in Woolens & Nosh “Spectrum” Gigi wove in ends on pairs of Andrew's socks, and Genevieve's  Jasmin finished her Akimbo shawl by Stephen West in A Verb for Keeping Warm's “Magic Bean” and “Jade” Gigi :the Elton cardigan, super wash merino, from Neighborhood Fiber Co. rows take so long . Finished the bottom ribbing. Did tubular bind off.  Took the whole afternoon  Jasmin finished her Ice Queen  Jasmin picked up her spectral cowl from Area 51 (knit in a purple gradient from Cephalopod Yarns) and is nearly finished with it. Jasmin is progressing on her Cashmere/Silk/beaded Curtain Call Cowl out of the UFO pile Gigi: finished Meilenweit color tweed sock. Cast on the mate. Mate is finished,   Events:(14:02) Jasmin & Diane from Lady Dye are co-hosting a KAL! The Sea Glass Pullover (in DK). Started June 20 Cache Dash has started! May 27 - End of August Jasmin mentions comforter bags from cleanerssupply.com Tour de Fleece finished, Sharkweek started Rhinebeck decided against, we are not going STITCHES SoCal in Pasadena!   Mother Knows Best:(20;33) 3 year old logic     Knits in Space:(24:45) Gigi :Listening to Jurassic Park on Audible. Absolutely love it! Ursula Vernon: Danny Dragonbreath and Harriet the Invincible Amber Ruffin :You'll Never Believe What Happened To Lacy Trevor Noah Born a Crime  Jasmin suggested Project Hail Mary She mentions the Libby app   When Knitting Attacks:(36:33) Gigi: half a row of mohair stitches slithered off the needles. Also lost a number of stitches mid row Tubular, sewn bind off is a bear Working on toe decreases for Andrew's sock. Numbers aren't right. I have not done enough decreases at the gusset. Need to rip back the foot  On another sock, I neglected to add the inch of plain stockinette, before doing the heel flap  Jasmin can't count to 4   Review:(40:41) Moon and Turtle   And Sew On :(50:28) 8646:Vogue dress  Jasmin set up the overlock stitch on the serger, Gigi attached bodice to skirt, dress is done! Jasmin STARTED SEWING! A shirt for Rex. And we ordered PDF patterns to be printed from pdfplotting.com

Unhurried with Jorli Peña
Ep. 13 // Mediumship aka talking to dead people

Unhurried with Jorli Peña

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 24:02


We are back in the "spiritual sh*t" series, finally talking about one of my favorite subjects — mediumship. The stories I cover in this episode are some of the most central life experiences that framed my current foundation for understanding and moving through this world. What is so wild about mediumship is that you can receive information that is absolutely irrefutable and unexplainable by any other means (i.e. trickery, googling, etc.). It's truly mind-blowing, and may I add — extremely comforting. Here are some of the places and people I reference: Lily Daly Assembly in Western New York | https://www.lilydaleassembly.org/Spiritualist Church of New York City | https://www.facebook.com/SpiritualistNYC/Lisa Williams | https://www.lisawilliams.com/James Van Praagh | https://vanpraagh.com/Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY | https://www.eomega.org/Colleen Salgado, The Small Medium | @the.small.medium https://www.thesmallmedium.com/ p.s. I accidentally call this episode "Episode 14" at the beginning, when it's really the 13th!p.p.s. I also say something in one of the stories about how my stepmom and I were the only people who bought tickets for the Lisa Williams event. What I meant was that we were the only people from our family/party who bought tickets — there were a few hundred other people there!p.p.p.s. And then I get cut off at the very end when I tell you to have an unhurried and magical week. How ironic.

Down Cellar Studio Podcast
Episode 235: I've Got It Covered

Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 50:14 Very Popular


Thank you for tuning in to Episode 235 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. For full show notes with photos, check out my website.    This week's segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming From the Armchair Knitting in Passing KAL News Events Life in Focus Ask Me Anything On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Felici Socks (2 finished) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Desert Rose (Ravelry Page), Bayou Colorway (Ravelry Page)  Bayou (greens and grays). 292.5 meters (10.5 inch foot and leg) Desert Rose- (pinks, purple, dusty mustard/orange).  230.8 meters (8-9 in leg and 9.5 inch foot) Marled Felici Cozy Clusters Baby Blanket Pattern: Cozy Clusters Baby Blanket by Leelee Knits (free & paid options available on the LeeLeeKnits website)  Yarn: Knit Picks Brava 500 in White held double with Knit Picks Felici in the Bookshop, Rustic Cabin & Friendly Skies colorways Hooks: 5.5mm (J) for the body  6 skeins Felici + 12g of another to finish border. 634g of Brava worsted. Border: sc around. hdc around. hdc through 3rd loop around.  32 inches wide x 48 inches long. 2,505 Meters for Stash Dash Mom's Breezy Cover-Up Pattern: Easy Breezy Swim Cover by Megan Shaimes (free on the Meg Made with Love Blog or ad-free for $3.50 on Etsy). Yarn: Wool & The Gang Shiny Happy Cotton in the Turquoise Waters Colorway (~8.4 skeins used) Hook: F (3.75 mm) Ravelry Project Page Knit i-cord for belt. 3 sts with US 8 DPNs. 1195.6 meters for Stash Dash On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Malabrigo Nube Roving 113g combed top Merino wool Colorway: 870 Candombe Pre-drafting really helps. darkest dye sections are usually the most condensed.  Scrappy Hexagon Blanket Pattern: Basic Crochet Hexagon Pattern & Tips from Make Do and Crew Website & YouTube Tutorial Hook: F (3.75 mm) Yarn: Knit Picks Hawthorne Marl Sock Lab in the Grey White Marl Colorway, Patons Kroy in the Gentry Colorway + fingering weight scraps Ravelry Project Page *7/14 update- 99 light gray. 80 dark gray- 179 total (of 260)- 81 left Woolen Women Splash Pad Socks Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: Woolen Women Fibers 80/20 SW Merino/Nylon Blend. Colorway: Into the Deep Ravelry Project Page Cast on Sunday July 10th beginning of Knitty Natty's Sock Week. Check out her YouTube Channel if you haven't already Finished heel on Wednesday. Into the foot on Thursday. You can still get your official logo bag and sock set on the Woolen Women Website Brainstorming Pattern: Recollection by Deanne Ramsay. Ravelry Link to Pattern. Blog Link. $6 US “Designed to utilise all those leftovers that seem too small to be useful, but too precious to throw away, this blanket can be made in any size and with any yarn weight.Use your chosen  From the Armchair This Is My Brain In Love by I.W. Gregorio Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link. Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases. Knitting in Passing A lady asked what I was knitting during the opening act of The Chicks concert. She said she's an avid knitter too. Helped a new hat knitter find needles in Michaels  I received a text from my friend Laura's pilates client, David, of his bright Felici Socks in his work pants/shoes in a conference room in summer.  KAL News #SplashPadParty22 Link to the 2022 Splash Pad Party Rules.docx Participant Sign Up- Google Form Check out our amazing Sponsors! Click here for the Google doc with their websites and Instagram profiles. Check out the list of available Coupons from our amazing sponsors: Ravelry link Check out the Splash Pad Exclusive Items here Enter your FOs using this Splash Pad Summer Celebration Form to be eligible for prizes (not a Ravelry link). View all the Entries and the Leaderboard here -> Splash Pad Party Player Stats Need help with an entry submission? -> Splash Pad Support Request Form Questions- check out this Ravelry Thread or email Jen. Events Summer Bingo hosted by Monica & Cortney of the Craft Cook Read Repeat Podcast Starts friday evening may 27, ends Mon Sept 5 Need to post a photo of completed Bingo with #CCRRsummerbingo2021 to Instagram or Ravelry Sock Week with Knitty Natty. July 10-17th. I'll be co-hosted an event with Natalie on Tuesday July 12th at 8p Eastern! If you paid for the option that includes this -you can watch the replay!  Summer Sock Camp hosted by Kay of The Crazy Sock Lady YouTube Channel. The KAL runs 5/28/22 – 8/31/22 this year! Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Summer Spin In. June 1-September 5th. Find their Ravelry Group thread here. #SummerSpinIn2022 Stash Dash (Hosted by The Knit Girllls) will be hosted on Discord again and will be from May 27th-end of August. Discord link: knit girllls discord Jen's Stash Dash Spreadsheet Tracker- Google Doc Jasmin's Stash Dash Spreadsheet Tracker- Google Doc Queue the Duck Boats  The New York Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY will be held October 15 & 16, 2022 Life in Focus I reviewed my: Word of the Year: Pause Primary Goals: Move your body 4 days a week. Any movement for 15 minutes or more counts.  January: 19 workouts/4 weeks= 4.75 times per week. February: 12 workouts/ 4 weeks= 3 per week March: 13 workouts April: 13 workouts May: 8 workouts June- 21 workouts 86= divide by 26 weeks of the years- 3.3  Say Yes to time spent with Mom – that's going well! Journaling. Major fail on journal except for tracking mom's important health details, taking as many photos as I can, and doing my 1 line a day journal. Ask Me Anything Val asked if I'd seen any interesting wildlife on my walks lately. We have a new fawn in the yard. The hawks are especially loud! I found some interesting information on the Mass Audubon website. I think the ones near us are the Red-tailed hawks. On a Happy Note Laura's visit. Pool day. Heidi's for ice cream. Consignment shopping- where we scored, clothes, jewelry and a new/old mirror for our guest room which Dan hung this week.  Zero Refills No waste store in Cohasset, MA. Laura left Sunday of July 4th weekend. Dan and I worked around house Monday morning then enjoy the pool in the afternoon & dinner with fresh local corn with Mom and Dad.  The Chicks concert with Mom, Dad, Jeff and Riley- tailgaiting, sneaking in my knitting & singing our lungs out!  Trish's 50th birthday at the Japanese Hibachi and pool day. Dinner and pool night with Mom, Dad and Millie. Millie and I picked wild blueberries. I found necklaces that say Fearless for Mom, Riley, Millie and Me.  Quote of the Week One discovers the light in darkness, that is what darkness is for; but everything in our lives depends on how we bear the light. –JAMES BALDWIN Thank you for tuning in! Contact Information: Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Bookshop Affiliate Link Yarnable Subscription Box Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/ Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases.

Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Vortex- Episode 680- The Knitmore Girls

Knitmoregirls's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 69:05 Very Popular


This week's episode is sponsored by: Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.     Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire Devices Wearing a color you love is like wearing a truly great pair of boots. You stand taller and walk proud. You carry a sense of purpose. LL Yarn Co.'s 2 woman dye-studio inside a century old former wool mill in Louisville, KY creates bold and energetic colors. We are driven by fashion, culture, and cause to put our passion for color onto stunning yarns. With LL Yarn Co. on your needles and hooks you are telling the world you aren't afraid to be noticed. Afterall, your knitting is an opportunity to share your passion with your world. LL Yarn Co., for when your knits need to speak louder than words. Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life? Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight. For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!     On the Needles: (0:39) Genevieve wound Magpie Fibers Nest Worsted "Twilight Dark”. Jasmin is nearly done with the body of Sam's Gramps cardigan by Tincan Knits Gigi Andrew's socks:bound off second one  Jasmin finished with her L'Escargo Bleu shawl in Sea Change fibers Ecola Worsted Gigi wound yarn for Stephen West shawl  Genevieve wound yellow, blue, hot pink, neon green, light blue, purple, shrimp pink, and light neon green mini skein for her sweater Gigi :the Elton cardigan, super wash merino, from Neighborhood Fiber Co  right front shoulder is done , back and fronts are joined Genevieve wound some dark blue sock yarn for the body of her sweater Jasmin finished the Intermezzo beaded cowl ( Lisa Souza Cashmere/Silk “Squashblossom” ) Jasmin pulled the Gatsby shawl by Dawn Henderson in Ocean by the Sea “Quill” Gigi tube socks: Always Be Kind Yarn, Inclusive Pride Stripes, with a yellow mini skein for Genevieve. Jasmin is progressing on her crocheted the XY scarf in the 19th Amendment kit from Lady Dye Yarns. Genevieve swatched for her sweater, with the dark blue sock yarn and the yellow mini skein  Gigi: bound off second Andrew sock,  The tutoriak for patterned pompom is in the "Glow Up" collection from Knitted Wit.   Events:(14:10) Jasmin & Diane from Lady Dye are co-hosting a KAL! The Sea Glass Pullover (in DK). It has started! Stash Dash has started! May 27 - End of August Tour de Fleece  July 1st - 24th STITCHES SoCal in Pasadena! Rhinebeck! (Hopefully.)   Mother Knows Best:(25:39) Stay informed but protect your mental health.  Rage cleaning.  Joy Scrolling. WerateDogs  Brooklyn 99, Bobs Burgers, The Great North Modern Family , Black-ish Gardening , Comedy show, Working Out, Rage Dancing,  Tell us how you manage to hold on to the remaining threads of your sanity !     When Knitting Attacks:(25:39) Genevieve had problems with color work Jasmin: afterthought bead fix  Gigi:sock for Andrew, neglected to turn the heel  Gigi is being vexed by slippery mohair   Review;(31:28) Worsted    Purloined: (39:09) From Cogknitive : Put a Lid on it Cooking with Genevieve    And Sew On:(43:05)  8646:Vogue dress, noodling on Pinterest,  Finding new patterns  : fit and flare  

The Innate Vitality Code - Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science in Trauma Recovery, Holistic Healing & Building Resilience
Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth retreat at Omega Institute in September w Dr Andrea Pennington

The Innate Vitality Code - Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science in Trauma Recovery, Holistic Healing & Building Resilience

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 2:22


Boost your resilience traits, discover your purpose and discover the five principles of post-traumatic growth with integrative physician Dr. Andrea Pennington. Resilience is our innate capacity to bounce back after adversity, injury, and illness. It is the potential we are all born with to recover and return to our baseline state of well-being. Beyond resilience lies the possibility of post-traumatic growth, which is our potential for evolving, or bouncing forward after loss, trauma, or stressful events. Join integrative physician and best-selling author Andrea Pennington to learn the 10 resilience traits that make up the "stress resistant personality." September 5-9 at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York During this wee, you learn how to nurture and consciously enhance each of the resilience traits. You also learn five principles of post-traumatic growth that can help you enhance the likelihood of emerging from traumatic periods with growth in many areas of life, while avoiding the lingering effects of trauma and stress on body and mind. Through discussion, storytelling, journaling, and meditation with Dr. Andrea, you'll be gently guided to explore your past programming, current mindset, and outlook on life. Return home with a clear plan on how to use adversity as a catalyst for your personal growth and spiritual evolution. Get your ticket here: https://bit.ly/38xfI2p There will also be time for a book signing! @omegainstitute #resilience #burnoutrecovery #healing #posttraumaticgrowth #top10traitsofhighlyresilientpeople YouTube upload If you'd like to work with me privately to prepare for or integrate your sacred medicine journeys or ketamine sessions, get in touch by direct message or visit this link. https://bit.ly/DrAndreaMentoring I currently help people prepare for their travel to countries where it is legal to sit in ceremony with ayahuasca or yagé, magic mushrooms and more. In virtual mentoring sessions I also facilitate the integration of psychedelic experiences. Note: I do not give advice on where to purchase these substances, so please do not ask! Sign up for the Psychedelic Curious Journal for direct updates when we post.

Down Cellar Studio Podcast
Episode 234: Blankets & Bobbins

Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 49:13 Very Popular


Thank you for tuning in to Episode 234 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photos can be found on my website. This week's segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming From the Armchair Some Years Later Knitting in Passing KAL News Events Life in Focus On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Love Letters Socks Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: Fibernymph Dye Works Mountain Tweed BFL in the Love Letters Colorway Ravelry Project Page Meters for Stash Dash= 232.6 Blue/Green/Yellow 3 ply handspun Three Waters farm Fiber- Forested Hills Colorway (blues & greens). Three Waters Farm Corriedale- pulled out the blues/greens and yellows pulled from the Quintessence colorway.  Rhapsody Fiber Arts- 2oz 50% Angora/50% merino no colorway- lighter blue.   Ravelry Project Page Meters for Stash Dash= 464  Cozy Clusters Baby Blanket Pattern: Cozy Clusters Baby Blanket by Leelee Knits (free & paid options available on the LeeLeeKnits website)  Yarn: Knit Picks Brava 500 in the Peacock colorway (Main), Brava in the Dove Heather Colorway (gray), and Craft Smart Value Yarn in the Neon Yellow Colorway Hooks: 5.5mm (J) for the cast on & 6.0mm (I) for the body I wanted a bobble edging (inspired by this blanket). I used this free blog tutorial for the bobble border. Ravelry Project Page Stash Dash Meters- 1,095.2 Psychedelic Sunset Felici Socks Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in the Psychedelic Rainbow Colorway Ravelry Page Stash Dash Meters: 252.7 On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Shawl Design  Yarn: 150g skein of fingering weight from  agirlandherwool in the On the Boardwalk. Pattern: in progress  Update: I am not happy with how decreases are laying on the decrease side so I'll rip back and redo. Felici Socks (3 in progress)  Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Baker Street Colorway (Ravelry Page), Desert Rose (Ravelry Page), Bayou Colorway (Ravelry Page)  Scrappy Hexagon Blanket Pattern: Basic Crochet Hexagon Pattern & Tips from Make Do and Crew Website & YouTube Tutorial Hook: F (3.75 mm) Yarn: Knit Picks Hawthorne Marl Sock Lab in the Grey White Marl Colorway, Patons Kroy in the Gentry Colorway + fingering weight scraps Ravelry Project Page 162 done of 260= 62% done.  Malabrigo Nube Roving- Spinning Project 113g combed top Merino wool Colorway: 870 Candombe Marled Felici Cozy Clusters Baby Blanket Pattern: Cozy Clusters Baby Blanket by Leelee Knits (free & paid options available on the LeeLeeKnits website)  Yarn: Knit Picks Brava 500 in White held double with Knit Picks Felici in the Bookshop, Rustic Cabin & Friendly Skies colorways Hooks: 5.5mm (J) for the body  Ravelry Project Page Brainstorming Acquiring 2 bags of yarn from a friend moving on from knitting into quilting. Not sure what I can make out of her stash, but very much looking forward to giving that a go.  I have all sorts of blanket mojo. If you do too, check out some of these charities excepting donations. Project Linus MA Warm Up America Knots of Love From the Armchair The Long Weekend by Gilly Macmillan. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link. The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link.  Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases. Some Years Later I crocheted in 2018. Check out my Ravelry Project Page here. Pattern is the Easy Breezy Swim Cover by Megan Shaimes (free on the Meg Made with Love Blog or ad-free for $3.50 on Etsy). Knitting in Passing Millie called me to re-learn the purl but she knew how to do it after all. While waiting for a train, a lady sat down and asked if this was the knitting bench. She pulled out a lime green dish cloth she brought with her to knit on while waiting for an appointment. As I was getting off train the other day, a man asked when I was done crocheting what was my project going to be. He said he looked forward to seeing my progress if he sees me again.  KAL News #SplashPadParty22 Link to the 2022 Splash Pad Party Rules.docx Participant Sign Up- Google Form Check out our amazing Sponsors! Click here for the Google doc with their websites and Instagram profiles. Check out the list of available Coupons from our amazing sponsors: Ravelry link Check out the Splash Pad Exclusive Items here Enter your FOs using this Splash Pad Summer Celebration Form to be eligible for prizes (not a Ravelry link). View all the Entries and the Leaderboard here -> Splash Pad Party Player Stats Need help with an entry submission? -> Splash Pad Support Request Form Questions- check out this Ravelry Thread or email Jen. Tune in to hear if you won a June Participation Prize! Events Summer Bingo hosted by Monica & Cortney of the Craft Cook Read Repeat Podcast Starts friday evening may 27, ends Mon Sept 5 Need to post a photo of completed Bingo with #CCRRsummerbingo2021 to Instagram or Ravelry Sock Week with Knitty Natty. July 10-17th. I'll be co-hosting an event with Natalie on Tuesday July 12th at 8p Eastern! Summer Sock Camp hosted by Kay of The Crazy Sock Lady YouTube Channel. The KAL runs 5/28/22 – 8/31/22 this year! Woolen Women Fibers Rock It Tee KAL. Check out this post on Instagram for details. Runs May 7-July 30th. Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Summer Spin In. June 1-September 5th. Find their Ravelry Group thread here. #SummerSpinIn2022 Stash Dash (Hosted by The Knit Girllls) will be hosted on Discord again and will be from May 27th-end of August. Discord link: knit girllls discord Stash Dash Update: Jen's Stash Dash Spreadsheet Tracker- Google Doc Jasmin's Stash Dash Spreadsheet Tracker- Google Doc Jasmin is 1700 meters ahead, but we still have 2 full months! I am planning to go to Rhinebeck and look forward to the satisfcation of having her hand over our Sash! Life in Focus Furious about the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe versus Wade? Check out this website Action For All (choice.crd.co). It is really easy to navigate website that gives options for where to donate, volunteer, protest, and to find access to healthcare including abortion including region specific links.  I also invite you to check out the Earbuds Collective recommendations for podcasts on the topic of Abortion. On a Happy Note Dancing in the 40th Anniversary Recital & a fun after party. Millie's impromptu sleepover. pancakes and hike before heading to dad's for Father's Day Father's Day- too cold for a pool day, but we had fun inside playing games. Carly's bridal shower Riley graduated 8th grade!. Pool Day with Mom's eBay friends + a few of our friends too. Quote of the Week Beauty is as much about how and whether you look as what you see. –JOHN GREEN Thank you for tuning in! Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Bookshop Affiliate Link Yarnable Subscription Box Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/ Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases.

Story Pirates
The Secret Theme Park/Ryan in Rhinebeck Grows Rhubarb (feat. Krysta Rodriguez)

Story Pirates

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 35:12 Very Popular


Smitty becomes an official member of the Story Pirates, but is surprised to see what exactly that entails. Featuring two new stories: “The Secret Theme Park,” a song about a girl (Krysta Rodriguez) who discovers the coolest place ever at her mom's work friend's house, written by Simone, a 10 year old in New Jersey, and “Ryan in Rhinebeck Grows Rhubarb,” a cautionary tale about always reading the instructions on the magic seed packet before planting, written by a 5 year old from New York named Oliver. For more from the Story Pirates, visit storypirates.com/podcast  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Knitmoregirls's Podcast
Genevievesicle- Episode 677-The Knitmore Girls

Knitmoregirls's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 57:52 Very Popular


This episode is sponsored by: Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.     Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire Devices Wearing a color you love is like wearing a truly great pair of boots. You stand taller and walk proud. You carry a sense of purpose. LL Yarn Co.'s 2 woman dye-studio inside a century old former wool mill in Louisville, KY creates bold and energetic colors. We are driven by fashion, culture, and cause to put our passion for color onto stunning yarns. With LL Yarn Co. on your needles and hooks you are telling the world you aren't afraid to be noticed. Afterall, your knitting is an opportunity to share your passion with your world. LL Yarn Co., for when your knits need to speak louder than words. Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life? Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight. For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY! On the Needles: (0:39) Genevieve finished her Liza Souza BFL hat in “Spruce” Gigi: one of Andrew's socks:bound off, second one started  Jasmin picked up a cashmere/cashmere silk hat with beads out of the UFO bin (ancient yarn) . She likes the Fleegle beader. Gigi :the Elton cardigan,, super wash merino, from Neighborhood Fiber Co. did right front shoulder , Genevieve wound Onyx Fiber Arts DK “Burst” Jasmin finished the Humo Amargo cardigan in Onyx Fiber Arts DK “Burst” (reduction of Therbligs in the attached icord) Gigi tube socks: Always Be Kind Yarn, Inclusive Pride Stripes, with a yellow mini skein for Genevieve   First one bound off. Thigh high, second one started  Genevieve worked on a pink preemie hat Jasmine finished the Autumn Vines beret in Codex by cephalopod Yarns Genevieve started another hat out of Liza Souza, BFL, “Spruce” (Made in same yarn as previous BFL hat) Jasmin is progressing on her crocheted the XY scarf in the 19th Amendment kit from Lady Dye Yarns. Jasmin wound a ball of Magpie Fibers Nest Worsted "Twilight Dark for Sam's Gramps cardigan by Tincan Knits   In Stitches:(17:44) Gigi :wearing Jasmin's a line skirt   Halloween quilt, old skirt Genevieve wore her Coronation Cardigan    Events:(19:47) Jasmin & Diane from Lady Dye are co-hosting a KAL! The Sea Glass Pullover (in DK). Pushed back to June 20 Stash Dash has started! May 27 - End of August STITCHES SoCal in Pasadena! Rhinebeck ! (Hopefully.)   Mother Knows Best:(25:11) Use whatever you need to keep track. (i-cord, stitch markers) light bulb shaped stitch markers Life lines , thread markers, Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton   When Knitting Attacks:(29:55) Stitch marker hubris on hat   Review ;(32:10) Embody by Jacqueline Cieslak   Knits in Space:(48:43) Gilded Age : New Money Old Rules: The Gilded Age podcast    Book : The Fabric of civilization ; How textiles made the world , By Virginia Postrel Silk protein was found in graves 8500 yrs ago Earliest fabric found dates back to 5500 yrs Silk worms were bred to human purposes and became depended on people    And Sew On :(49:49) Pdf pattern. 8646:Vogue dress  Progress. Threading Serger  Jasmin wants to adjust the dropped crotches on a couple of her rompers

Dream Power Radio
Kelly Lydick - Problem Solving With Dreams

Dream Power Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 29:11


Dreams can be more than pretty images, flights into fantasy, strange symbols and scary nightmares. They can be a practical tools for getting answers to the questions that can nag you during the daytime. Wondering if you should quit your job or take a chance on someone you met online or struggling to understand why you never complete projects you start? The answers can be yours for the taking in your dreams. The process is dream incubation, and it can be both satisfying and fun. For information on how to do it, what to expect from it and to jumpstart your practice, we turn to the noted dream expert Kelly Lydick, author of the book Dream Incubation for Greater Self Awarness: A Handbook. Kelly says that, “Looking at dreams can be one of the fastest ways to increase your self-awareness, and there are specific techniques that can be used to increase your dreaming frequency and recall.” In this engaging episode, Kelly reveals:•how dreams help us reach the collective consciousness•the role of the incubation container•the best way to create an incubation dream•how to decide on the subject matter of your dream•why words matter when you're incubating a dream•how to create a hierarchy of importance•what to do if you don't like the answers you get•how incubating a dream can help you connect with your shadow side Kelly Lydick has a Master's degree in Writing & Consciousness. She's a Certified Gateway DreamingTM Coach and Meditation Facilitator. Her articles on dreams have been published in Natural Awakenings, CO Yoga + Life magazine, True Blue Spirit magazine (Canada) and many more. She's also the author of Mastering the Dream, a contributor to the anthology Dreams That Change Our Lives, and a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) where she has presented her work on dreams. She's been featured on iHeart Radio, NPR's The Writers' Block and the Word podcasts, and many others. Chosen in 2016 by the internationally-renowned Omega Institute of Rhinebeck, NY to receive a Juno Residency Award for women's leadership in a service- based business, Kelly is passionate about helping people use their dreams to live the life of their dreams. Website: https://kellylydick.com/ Want to know why dreams are the fastest and clearest way to understand yourself? Sign up here for a complementary Dream Discovery Session with me and never leave your dreams on your pillow again!https://calendly.com/thedreamcoach53/30min

Appraise The Phrase
Episode 34 | S2-E9 | The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

Appraise The Phrase

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 57:41


This week, Mario and Twenty welcome poet and executive coach Juan Pabloe Mobili to the Expression Appraisal Table. The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword is one of the longest standing phrases in our culture. Does the might of the pen come from a political influence or simply a ode to the talent of a writer? Watch as Mario and Twenty are joined by Argentinian poet and executive coach Juan Pablo Mobili to discuss the meaning and origin of The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword. Juan's contributes his blend of political humor and way with words to connect his experience coming from Argentina's political landscape with how much impact than pen truly has over the sword. Poet Juan Pablo Mobili was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and adopted by New York a long time ago. His poems appeared most recently, in The American Journal of Poetry, Mason Street Review, Broadsided Press, The Red Wheelbarrow Review, and The Worcester Review among others. He has also received an Honorable Mention from the Creators of Justice Award by the International Human Rights Art Festival, as well as Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net nominations for 2020. In addition to this, he published a chapbook of poems in collaboration with Madalasa Mobili, Three Unknown Poets, published by Seranam Press. She currently lives in Rhinebeck, NY and travels to attend residences, give presentations, and teach. Juan just released his book of poems called Contraband. You can also find all things Juan at: Purchase Contraband: https://thepoetrybox.com/bookstore/contraband Twitter: @juanmobili SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheUnderdog 0:00 Tim Burton's Batman/Joker Opener 0:35 Intro 1:25 Roll Call 6:58 Thoughts on The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword 9:11 The Tweet Is Mightier Than The Drone 11:38 The Meaning 14:59 Time To Unveil The Origin 17:44 Napoleon Bonaparte 18:51 From Physical Warfare to Mental Warefare 22:09 Sumerians First Written Text 26:04 Edward Bulwer-Lyttle 33:00 Richelieu, The Conspiracy 47:08 Appraise The Phrase 46:44 Connect with Juan Pablo Mobili: Poet 55:04 The Dictionary of Misinformation

Her Circle
From Pharmacist to Holistic Healer and Quantum Medicine Pioneer

Her Circle

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 45:00


In this episode, I have the opportunity to interview one of the most brilliant minds in holistic medicine: Elena Bensonoff.  Elena is an award-winning holistic practitioner, consultant pharmacist and the founder of Wholistic, Inc. As a pioneer in the fields of functional, regenerative and Quantum Medicine, she has been sharing her gift for healing for over 20 years. Using her clinical skills and medical intuition, Elena has been able to support clients in reducing stress, ending digestive issues, overcoming chronic illnesses and more. Elena is the author of Wholistic Wisdom: Awakening Your Inner Healer, a #1 Amazon Best Seller in Holistic Medicine, and her expertise has been sought out by and featured on media outlets including Elephant Journal, Mindvalley, iHeartRADIO, Daily Grind, Soulvana and NBC News. Elena is also a guest instructor at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, and board certified as an advanced fellow in anti-aging, functional and regenerative medicine. When she's not combining modern medicine and ancient healing modalities to improve her clients' health, she's spending quality time with her partner, four kids, and two dogs.Check out all of her amazing offerings here.  Follow her on instagram: @wholistic_incWatch her Vibrational Revelations here: https://www.youtube.com/c/WholisticElenaBensonoff3She has free products, as well as something to fit everyone's needs and budget.Also, make sure you're subscribed to Her Circle wherever you listen to your podcasts and follow us at @hercircle_thepodcast on Instagram. Support the show

A Muse's Daydream
Lunch with Zeus

A Muse's Daydream

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 11:05


What happens when olives don't agree with Zeus?Who is the mother of the nine Muse's?How do we keep our creativity going during fear and despair?I'm pretty sure this podcast answers those questions. Written, engineered, and narrated by Jill BadonskyGuest voices:Robin Brisebois and Kelly Kirchmar-HegerBirds in the background by birds in the backgroundApologies for mispronunciations (it's all Greek to me)Music by Epidemic Sound Wild Abandon Retreat in Rhinebeck, NYCreativity Retreat on a Greek IslandOther places to find JillSupport the show

1 in 59
Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union - Michael Campbell & Brendan Drescher

1 in 59

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 25:01


This weekend's 1 in 44 guests are Michael Campbell and Brandon Drescher. Michael is the Regional Market Impact Representative for MHVFCU and Brandon is the Branch Manager for the Red Hook and Rhinebeck locations. MHVFCU is the first credit union in our local area to become an Autism Supportive EnvironmentSM (ASE). Also, MHVFCU visits Anderson's campus to meet with our newest team members in orientation and discuss financial tips, wellness, and more. Anderson Center for Autism & Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union have a wonderful and unique partnership, tune in to learn more!

The Jeffrey Van Dyk Show
Women, Power & Rewriting the Female Narrative, with Omega Institute co-founder, Elizabeth Lesser and Jeffrey Van Dyk

The Jeffrey Van Dyk Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 65:18


If you're a woman who has ever felt like nobody is listening to you, or that you're crazy, or that you're being gaslit, this episode is for you. Elizabeth Lesser is a woman of profound wisdom, quiet power and keen insight. She is the author of several bestselling books, including her newest book Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes, which reveals how humanity has outgrown its origin tales and hero myths about women, and empowers women to trust their instincts, find their voice, and tell new guiding stories. Elizabeth is the cofounder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change, as well as Omega's Women's Leadership Center, which grew out of the popular Women & Power conference series featuring women leaders, activists, authors and artists from around the world. Each year close to 30,000 people participate in Omega's programs on its campus in Rhinebeck, New York and at urban and travel sites, and more than a million people visit its website for online learning. She has given two popular TED talks, and is one of Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul 100, a collection of a hundred leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity. GUEST LINKS: FB: https://www.facebook.com/ElizLesser IG: https://www.instagram.com/elizlesser/ WEB: https://www.elizabethlesser.org/ BOOKS: https://www.elizabethlesser.org/book-covers VIDEOS: https://www.elizabethlesser.org/video

The Roundtable
Book Picks - Oblong Books

The Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 13:58


This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

Lucid Cafe
Healing Painful Patterns with Radhule Weininger, MD, PhD

Lucid Cafe

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 48:03


Radhule Weininger, MD, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and teacher of Buddhist meditation and Buddhist psychology. Drawing on decades of experience as a therapist and mindfulness meditation teacher, she helps people understand the trauma behind their painful emotional patterns in her new book Heart Medicine: How to Stop Painful Patterns and Find Peace and Freedom—at LastIn this episode, Radhule discusses: How the Dalai Lama encouraged her to share Buddhist teachings and practices How her new book Heart Medicine was born out of her wish to heal her own trauma The wider perspective her Tibetan-influenced meditation practice gives her LRPPs Looking at difficult times as portals What she learned about trauma recovery while working on her dissertation The impact of generational trauma How changing your beliefs may not be enough Using mindfulness skills to change your relationship to longstanding painful patterns Working towards compassion The free online mindfulness program she created: Mindful Heart Programs The benefits of creating a mindfulness practice The challenge of becoming aware of things you're not aware of The clues your body gives you Accessing compassion Radhule's website: https://www.radhuleweiningerphd.com/homeFree Mindfulness platform: https://mindfulheartprograms.org/Sign up for Radhule's July 2022 course at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY: https://www.eomega.org/search?query=radhule+weiningerFind cool totem animal, cosmic, psychedelic t-shirts, blank notebooks and journals at the Lucid Path Etsy Shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/LucidPathLucid Cafe episodes by topic: https://www.lucidpathwellness.com/lucid-cafe-podcastListen to Lucid Cafe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSseC4eLwkov3lFSZVkYDYATo contact Lucid Cafe host Wendy Halley, please visit her website: https://www.lucidpathwellness.com/★ Support this podcast ★

Breakthrough Barriers with Damali
58. Resilience Comes From (feat. Jennifer Lupo, Managing Member of Lupo Law, Arbitration and Mediation PLLC)

Breakthrough Barriers with Damali

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 27:31


In this episode, Damali discusses …. Jennifer Lupo is the Managing Member of Lupo Law, Arbitration and Mediation PLLC with offices in Manhattan and Rhinebeck, N.Y. Ms. Lupo has more than 25 years of experience as a dispute resolution professional. Her unique perspective comes from having sat in every seat at the dispute resolution table (client, advocate, and neutral) in both mediations and arbitrations.

Cidiot
63. Comfort & Joy

Cidiot

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 28:37


Whether you consider cottage core a movement or a stylish trend, it's a connection to the past. I talk about what it means to me, including its form in Jello-molds. I also talk to Jeremy Franson and Sandra Franson, who run Comfort & Joy - Family Heritage for Today. We talk about their connection to the Hudson Valley, visiting Grammy Joy in Rhinebeck (they called it “Regular Town”), living on a farm, chamber pots, and about tradition—and why it's important to keep it. We also get a primer in Women's Suffrage Movement history for Jeremy's twin sister Joelle, which is timely during Women's History Month. Here are some helpful links to things mentioned in the episode: "Cottagecore: The Whimsical Trend That May Just Help Your Mental Health" (Healthline) Comfort & Joy - Family Heritage for Today: Send in recipes and stories to heritage@comfortandjoys.com or use the form at the website. Learn about Workshop Experience Weekend May 7-8 at workshopexperience.org and see my Podcasting 101 workshop on Saturday at 1-3:30 p.m. There's also a blog post about it on Cidiot.com, as well as the beginning of a new guide to where to stay in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Berkshires. Would love additions, comments and suggested edits to make it more useful. Thanks for listening. Cidiot made the final round again for 2022 Chronogrammies Regional Podcast in the Arts & Entertainment category. Voting begins April 1 if you can please help out. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message

AGRICULTURE
AgriCulture: The Real Dirt on Me

AGRICULTURE

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 7:03


If I tell you you're going to hear the real dirt on me, you may expect something salacious. Sorry to disappoint. The real dirt on me is really just dirt. I've been somewhat fixated on this topic since the day last week when spring seemed to hit the farm in a torrent of simultaneous events, as if mandated by the calendar. It may have been the day of the equinox or the day before, I don't fully remember, but I emerged in the morning to such a balmy moistness in the air that I left hat and gloves behind when I did chores, for the first time in months. Rounding the corner heading toward Possum's pen, I was honked at by a pair of Canada geese, my annual guests, freshly arrived that morning to set up their nest on the island in the middle of the pond. They will stay only until their goslings are hatched and fledged, about ten weeks from now. Coming back from the barn, I checked the progress of my garlic in the vegetable garden, and found sorrel leaves peaking up above the ground. By then, I was for the first time this year hearing a high pitched chorus of peepers from the nearby woods, sounding like a living breeze echoing in my head. Eric, who had been visiting for the week, seemed to be having a touch of spring fever. In a way only those steeped in the romantic notions of French culture could, he attributed it to "la lune". But I'm convinced that it wasn't last week's full moon, but rather the rush of sights, sounds and smells of spring that brought my mind to dirty matters. It hit me as I entered the gate to the chicken yard. All winter, even as I chopped at it with a shovel, there had been a hard little ridge of mud there which obstructed the gate from closing tightly. It meant there was always a small gap at that door, requiring insertion of a wood plank to keep the chickens from wandering out and marauders from wandering in. But this first spring morning the ridge was soft and yielding; I pushed at it with the toe of my boot, and the gate closed fast. But instead of thinking "Thank God that little issue has been resolved" I instead thought, "I know this dirt. It's specific to this place, and this is where I am home." I realized that I belong to this particular farm in a way that I could never belong to an apartment 13 stories in the air or even to another patch of earth a mile away. It's probably easy to understand why I would feel more rooted in this place than in an apartment, where infinite layers of human-made barriers cut you off from the ground. The soil is simply the highest stratum of the earth beneath it. It is I think a universal human instinct to develop mystical connections to and take energy from the patches of earth we inhabit. Sure, one can love the City, too, but that love is different. In the City I take joy in the energy of the people, the way they carry each other off in spirit collectively. Spring fever there is felt in the parks and restaurants, bars and concert halls, where people gather to connect (finally once again) with each other. My apartment, even though I may have inhabited it for 40 years, is my respite from the city's energy rather than my connection to it. In contrast, my connection with the earth on which the farm sits, while enhanced by human companions, is not dependent upon them. I can feel a unity with a universal spirit here all by myself. But why my feeling that it just wouldn't feel the same connecting with the earth a mile up the road? Like all geological regions, our soil types and landscape formations transcend individual property boundaries. The government has carefully documented the different characteristics of agricultural soils since 1929, with the last U.S. Department of Agriculture survey updated in 1984. The maps, if I am reading them correctly, identify strands they've named Collamer, Livingston & Madalin, Kingsbury & Rhinebeck, and Nassau, running through this property, but those strands are clearly continuous with the same types on other nearby properties. Why should i feel that I nevertheless can tell my own dirt, that I know it in a special way that would not transfer? I mentioned my puzzlement about this to another friend, Matt, a very practical civil engineering sort who also visited last weekend and was helping me to trim back rampant blackberry canes Sunday morning. He told me he didn't think my feeling was puzzling at all. He observed, astutely, that the soil on this farm surely is different. It's the result of the cumulative activity that has taken place here, a unique and highly variable combination of activities that would not be replicated anywhere else. And he's right. It's not just the centralized mountain of compost, deteriorated vegetable matter and animal poop I am constantly adding to and then, once decomposed, redistributing around the property. It's also the informal, highly organic process by which the particular plants we grow die and decompose in place, or are fed to the pig or chickens who in turn process them and deposit the residue as waste on the ground where they wander. I suspect there are unique proportions of nutrients and qualities of soil consistency resulting from this process, which would differentiate this place from other farms with different "recipes" resulting from their activity and product mix. And I'm sure there's a unique spiritual mix making up the life force on the farm. I know this dirt because I'm a creator of it, because I constantly have my hands in it and my jeans covered in it. Even though I can't describe any smells and touch I would say are unique to this dirt, I think I still can recognize it as of this place. Maybe that's what the French mean when they talk about culinary "terroire". It's what I mean by the real dirt on me. WHAT'S AVAILABLE THIS WEEK: EGGS: $5/doz Plentiful, spring light has arrived, if not spring. LAMB COMING: Lamb should be back from the slaughterhouse in a week or two. Stay tuned. FARM PICKUPS: Email us your order at farm@turkanafarms.com, and let us know when you'd like to pick up your order. It will be put out for you on the side screened porch of the farmhouse (110 Lasher Ave., Germantown) in a bag. You can leave cash or a check in the now famous pineapple on the porch table. Because I'm now here full time, we're abandoning regular pick-up times. Let us know when you want your order any day between 10 and 5, and unless there are unusual circumstances we'll be able to ready it to your convenience. If you have questions, don't hesitate to call or text at 917-544-6464 or email.

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
We Asked the ANGELS about RUSSIA and UKRAINE, and They Had THIS to Say! Suzanne Giesemann

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 62:23


While it feels like a very scary time, there IS hope, and your Angels have MUCH to say on the matter.   That's why I brought on Angel Expert Suzanne Giesemann to talk with the Angels about Russia and the Ukraine. And what they said, brought me hope!   Be sure to hear what they have to say and stay tuned for Chakra Clearing Exercise and a Guided Meditation.   Let's harness this beautiful light within us all get this energy out there!   To find out more: https://theshiftnetwork.com/course/01SGiesemann05_22/grads - Holistic Mediumship 9-Week Course https://www.suzannegiesemann.com/connection/ - The Monthly Connection - a community gathering with Suzanne Connecting With Loved Ones & Guides Across the Veil - Weekend Retreat at Omega Institute. Rhinebeck, NY: https://www.eomega.org/workshops/messages-hope/messages-hope https://www.suzannegiesemann.com/ Join Michael's School of Mystics at https://www.inspirenationuniversity.com/ https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's new book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience"  Get the entire video-based AWE program with live classes! www.automaticwriting.com   …….  Follow Michael and Jessica's exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation    For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/    We've got NEW Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store    Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/    Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow  

KnotWork Storytelling
Some 4000 Year Old Relationship Advice with Blair Glaser | Ep 7

KnotWork Storytelling

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 31:54


Our Story Leah and Rachel are two sisters from the Book of Genesis who were both married to the patriarch Jacob. Our Guest Blair Glaser is a writer, leadership consultant, and licensed therapist who has led many workshops for women, including "Women Writing to Change the World," at the renowned Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. These days, she works primarily with women executives on developing effective strategies and teams. As a writer she has been a correspondent and columnist for Playbill Online and a wellness columnist for Feminist.com. In addition to writing for a variety of online publications including Shondaland, Greatist, Best Self, and The Muse to name a few, her article "A Man Blatantly Stole My Ideas. My Reaction Surprised Me." was syndicated from Huffington Post. She's read stories live at events such as Read 650, Generation Women, and won a prize for doing so at The Woodstock Bookfest.  You can learn more about Blair's work at http://www.blairglaser.com/ (www.blairglaser.com).  Find her at https://twitter.com/BlairGlaser (@blairglaser on) https://twitter.com/BlairGlaser (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/blair_glaser/ (@Blair.Glaser on IG), and https://www.facebook.com/blair.glaser/ (on Facebook) Our Conversation Blair frames her tale of Leah and Rachel within the context of where she first engaged with this story: at a major Jewish conference in New York City where she was speaking about stereotypes about Jewish women in the media. An orthodox rabbi who preceded her on the stage told this Book of Genesis story and offered an interpretation: in relationships, we fall in love with Rachel (the ideal), but we end up married to Leah (the real human being).   We also explore: Women in the Bible as “shadows” of women  How to navigate relationships when they stop being sexy and how to forgive ourselves and our partners for being human  Jane Austen and the “marriage industrial complex” over the ages What might be lost as we reject partnership because so many are rejecting monogamy What it takes to read between the lines of history to find the foremothers The focus on how we've come a long way, and that's clear as Blair works with women leaders and watching them orient themselves toward a future of gender equity   The secret of creative tension and how the true quest is to fight together, not in opposition   Our Music Music on the show is by the wonderful Beth Sweeney and Billy Hardy, a Celtic Fiddle and multi-instrumental Duo based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The traditional Irish reel we play at the start of the show is called The College Groves. Find out about their music and shows at: http://billyandbeth.com/ (billyandbeth.com) Connect With Your Own Stories and with Marisa's Work Join Marisa's online writing community, thehttps://www.marisagoudy.com/sovereign-writers ( Sovereign Writers' Knot) Explore Marisa's work and get a copy of The Sovereignty Knot : https://www.knotworkstorytelling.com/episode/www.marisagoudy.com (www.marisagoudy.com) Follow the show on https://www.instagram.com/knotworkpodcast/ (Instagram), https://www.facebook.com/knotworkstorytelling (Facebook), and join our vibranthttps://www.facebook.com/groups/knotworkpodcast ( listeners' community).

Books and the City
Chaos: Indie Bookseller Edition

Books and the City

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 52:21


Hi, hello, happy March, welcome to another chaos episode! Today, we're joined by the incredible Nicole Brinkley. Nicole is a manager at the independent bookstore, Oblong Books, located in Rhinebeck, NY. We're picking her brain about all things indie bookstores and her amazing podcast, Misshelved, where she connects booksellers with authors for a conversation. BUT FIRST: before this interview, Nicole actually sent us a brief questionnaire about our reading tastes. She then used that info to choose three 2022 new releases for each of us (including a couple of bonus “buddy read” picks!) This was SO MUCH fun, and Nicole really nailed all her picks for each of us. Hope you're ready to add 12 news books to your TBR… We have links to Nicole and her store below, along with a list of all the incredible sounding books she mentioned on this episode. Thank you for listening, we love you! Grab your BATC merch (including the coveted SWEATSHIRT) here: https://www.booksandthecitypod.com/merch. Browse and shop all the books we've discussed on past episodes at https://www.bookshop.org/shop/booksandthecity. Subscribe to our newsletter on our website, and send us an email at booksandthecitypod@gmail.com. ---------------------------------------------------> Oblong Books: https://www.oblongbooks.com/ Find Nicole online! Here's her website: https://www.nebrinkley.com, and here she is on social media: https://www.instagram.com/nebrinkley/?hl=en Listen to her podcast, Misshelved: https://misshelved.nebrinkley.com/ Preorder the books Nicole recommended for Emily: THE DEAD ROMANTICS by Ashley Poston THE SIGN FOR HOME by Blair Fell A FAR WILDER MAGIC by Allison Saft Preorder the books Nicole recommended for Kayla: THE HACIENDA by Isabel Cañas TO MARRY AND TO MEDDLE by Martha Waters LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by Bonnie Garmus Preorder the books Nicole recommended for Libby: THE BOOK EATERS by Sunyi Dean A TINY UPWARD SHOVE by Melissa Chadburn FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING by Henry Fry Preorder the books Nicole recommended for Becky: ACTS OF VIOLET by Margarita Montimore PORTRAIT OF A THIEF by Grace D. Li SIREN QUEEN by Nghi Vo Music by EpidemicSound, logo art by @niczollos, all opinions are our own.

51 Percent
#1702: On the Road Again | 51%

51 Percent

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 34:49


On this week's 51%, we finally get out of the house. We speak with travel agent Jean Gagnon about how to plan ahead this vacation season; cyclist and self-proclaimed “worldwide nomad” Rachel Yaseen discusses the drive behind her adventures; and Dr. Sharon Ufberg interviews Amanda Black, founder of the Solo Female Traveler Network. Guests: Jean Gagnon, president of Plaza Travel Center in Latham, New York; Rachel Yaseen; Amanda Black, founder of the Solo Female Traveler Network 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue. Follow Along You're listening to 51%, a WAMC production dedicated to women's issues and stories. Thanks for joining us, I'm Jesse King.  I have been sitting on this episode for a long time. I'm very much a homebody, but if there's one thing the coronavirus pandemic made me daydream of, it's travel - because, of course, COVID-19 pretty much stopped it. For the past two years or so, we've all been staying closer to home - for good reason, I might add - but now that states are relaxing their COVID-19 restrictions, and the omicron variant appears to be on a decline, more and more people are feeling optimistic about dusting off their suitcase. Overall, travel in the U.S. is bouncing back. So if you're looking for advice on your spring and summer vacations, some travel motivation, or just an excuse to daydream about the trips you would take if it weren't for COVID-19 - today, we've got you covered.  Jean Gagnon is a veteran vacation planner and president of Plaza Travel Center in Latham, New York. She says the pandemic decimated every corner of her industry, but slowly, the calls are coming in.  "We do a lot of international travel here, so we are very affected by the testing requirement that is still in place by the U.S. government, that you have to test [negative for COVID-19] 24 hours before you return to the U.S.,” Gagnon explains. “As soon as that gets pulled, which we're hoping will be fairly soon, then travel will really get blown out of the water.” When people are planning for their travels, what things should they be keeping in mind, still? OK, they still have to book really, really far in advance. That is the number one way to save money. People say, “Oh, I'll wait, because maybe the fares will go down.” Airfares don't go down. Once in a while a hotel offers a last-minute deal, but it's usually not any place that you get an airfare to. So you really, really should plan in advance. I will give you an idea: so you have not only the two year pent-up travel demand, but then you have the people who normally would have traveled this year. You know, you've got three years worth of people trying to travel. I had a family trying to go to Hawaii in July. Now you would think, “Oh, July, that's four months away,” but I could not find what they were looking for. People have to be flexible. They have to book far in advance. And they should try to plan to travel on the off times for their destination. So for example, Hawaii is a huge family destination, so July and August are very busy – fares are going to be up. You go in May, you're gonna save a lot of money, if you're flexible. Same thing with Europe: July and August, very, very expensive. Go in September or October, if you can, or again in May. The Caribbean actually goes down in the summer, because it's so hot. They're more popular in the winter, when it's cold here. So if you want to go to the Caribbean, go like in June or September – you'll still have beautiful weather, but you'll pay a lot less money. So if you want to try to save money and have less crowded areas, you want to travel when it's not the peak time. What's hot right now, where are people going? The National Parks are still very, very hot. People are trying to stay within the U.S., the majority of people, because they are concerned about doing the testing before they return to the U.S. So everywhere in the United States is very, very hot. Florida is always busy, and it's even busier this year. Hawaii is very, very big this year. I've seen more people book Hawaii this year than ever before, because it's still a very foreign-feeling place, and yet it's considered a domestic flight. The Caribbean is starting to come back, cruises are starting to come back, and Europe as well. It's funny, because people think trips or vacations are like, on a shelf, and I can just pick theirs off the shelf – all trips have to be built. Even if there's a package at the hotel, you have to build it with the flights. And if you go on a weekend, it might be more than during the middle of the week. So every trip, you have to sort of see what is out there. And also, people say, “Well, how much is an average hotel?” And it's like asking, “How much is an average car?” You know what I mean? I mean, do you want an old car, a little two-door economy? Or are you looking at a Mercedes Benz? So there's no cookie cutter thing. We have to talk to people to find out what they want to do, and how long do they have. If you only have four days, you're probably not going to go to Hawaii. If you have three weeks, that's enough time to go to Australia, New Zealand, or Africa. So your parameters guide us into what we would suggest for you. When you're doing the actual planning, what's the first thing you book is? Always air. First we need people to determine what dates they want to go, so we can book the air. Because of that, you really have to decide the itinerary first. So for example, if you're going to Europe, if you're going to Italy, are you going to fly into Rome and fly home from Venice? Which is a great itinerary. That's fine, but let's book those flights first. Then we fill it in with how many nights in each place, so we can book the hotels. Then once we have that booked, we book the transportation – are you going to take the train between the two of them, are you going to drive a car. And then the last thing that we fill in is usually like any kind of sightseeing. Like, if you're going to be in Rome, you want to get a reservation to see the Vatican. But we usually do that after the rest of the stuff is in place. What are the ways that you're seeing people traveling? What are the reasons they travel? That's a very interesting question. Um, I believe that different people travel for different reasons. Some people just want to get away from their everyday life. They want to relax. They want to lay on a beach. That's what they enjoy doing their vacation – they want to do almost as little as possible. There are other people that want to do a combination of activities. You know, I want to kayak, I want to hike, and I want to lay on the beach. So there's a certain destination that fits them. And then there are people – I, for one, just love to see new places. I love different food, I love seeing different cultures, I love the history. And for them, that's a different vacation. I mean, yes, you can go to Aruba, because there's sunshine 365 days of the year, but you're not going to see seven days' worth of culture and history. It's a small island. So someone like that might want to go to Europe, or they might want to go to South America. What I enjoy doing in the morning, which would be walking around a new city and going to the local market – somebody else might want to sleep in bed until 11, and then have a light lunch by the pool. So you really have to find out why that person is travelling, so you can determine what destination is best for them. My travel partner is probably the type of person who would want to lay in bed until like 11 o'clock or noon, and I'm the person who would want to get up and explore. If you're trying to travel with somebody, but also mitigate those differences, do you have any tips for that? Well, yeah, you have to then say, “Well, what is the most important?” Do you still want to travel together? Are you willing to compromise? If the case is yes, you want to go somewhere [where] you can get up, feel comfortable leaving the hotel by yourself, and going and doing something while the other person, you know, lays in bed. Which is fine. So if you went to Paris, you could get up in the morning, go get a croissant, walk around the small little villages, and then come back at 11 o'clock. I don't know if it's because I've traveled so much, or if it's just my nature, but I would probably tend to be more on the fearless side. Whereas I feel that people say, “Well, I heard that there's a lot of crime in London.” Well, yeah, but depending upon where you are, there can be a lot of crime in Albany. So you have to know where to go and where not to go. I think women traveling alone have to equip themselves with the knowledge of “What can I do? What shouldn't I do?” You know, walking around at three o'clock in the morning is not a good idea no matter where you are, if you're by yourself. Traveling in pairs and numbers is always good. During the day, though, it's usually not a problem, because people are living, people are working. Perceived danger is sometimes just that – it's a perception. You talked a little bit earlier about booking early to save money. Are there places that would match a smaller budget? Or do you have general tips to travel on a budget? Because a lot of us are broke. Well, the first thing if you're traveling on a budget is you do want to plan as far as possible ahead of time, OK? Because there are smaller hotels or Airbnb's that might be less expensive – but if they're good, and they're less expensive, they're going to be popular. People are going to know about them. Driving is always an alternative. And there are fabulous places just to go in our area for great vacations that you could drive to. There's a wonderful website, I'm sure a lot of people are familiar with it – it's called “Only in New York,” and they have them in each state. There's an “Only in Massachusetts.” And you can go on there, and they talk about interesting things to do in your state. And a lot of them are free. State parks that you may have never heard of, a lot of state parks have cabins. So you could go to a state park on Cape Cod, and stay in a cabin on the beach for a ridiculously low price. But you may have to book it two years ahead of time, because it's going to be popular. Lastly, are there any underrated places that you think people should be going to see more? Portugal is an incredible small country. It's easy to get around, some of the cheapest prices you'll find anywhere in Europe. I mean, ridiculously low prices. Friendly, friendly people. Incredible history – Portugal, at one time, was a huge naval power. But I think Portugal is one of those places that is really, really underrated. I actually spoke with our next guest toward the end of last summer, during a pitstop on her massive cycling tour from New England to Chicago. Rachel Yaseen is many things: a posture alignment therapist, life coach, public speaker. But at 45-years-old, she gave just about all of it up to pursue her own adventure as a “worldwide nomad.” The 836 miles between her sister's home in Rhinebeck, New York, and Chicago, Illinois, seemed like quite an ambitious trek to me - but it's nothing compared to the 30,000-mile worldwide cycling tour she wrapped in Australia shortly before our conversation. Her journey may not be for everybody, but as she cycles from city to city, Yaseen says her goal is to encourage others to be their authentic selves and pursue their dreams — no matter what those dreams might be.  “I really wanted to share my stories and experiences and inspire other people to pursue their own adventures here in America,” says Yaseen. “And when I show up in communities on my fully-loaded bicycle, and I'm like, ‘Yeah, I just came from 70 miles away,' people can really get it into their heads. Like ‘Oh, that's how this is working.'” Let's go back to the beginning, and how you got started doing this. You've been going around the world for the past three years? What prompted the decision to do that? So I spent about 25 years of my adult life living in Tucson, Arizona, and I did a lot of different entrepreneurial things. But it came to a time where I felt like I just knew that I needed something else. You know, when I was in my early 20s, I really had these dreams about living nomadically and traveling the world. But I fell in love, and I married a man that didn't really have those dreams. And so I decided to go to Spain and walk the Camino de Santiago, which is a pilgrimage in northern Spain. It's about five weeks, it's about 500 miles. While I was doing it, it was fantastic, and I really found out how strong I was. And then at the end, I had been walking with some people, and I was in the office where you get the certificate where it says, “Congratulations, you've completed this.” And the person that I was with wrote “traveler” as their profession. I don't know why, but you had to write your profession. And I was just totally, like, struck. And I actually started crying. Because I said, “I want to be a traveler.” That seemed very difficult. I had a family. And when I came back to America, it just seemed really clear to me that that life that I had dreamed about in my 20s was really what I needed to pursue, and that I couldn't really be the person that I was, when I was loving that other life. Quickly, when I got back to America, I just realized that I needed to make a big change. And, yeah, it was a transition. But at some point, I decided that I had to live. I had to be a different sort of mom than other moms. I had an eight year old. And I had to just show him – and myself – that you're the best person when you pursue what you're passionate about, even when it's not popular with the people around you. What was it like, having to make that decision? How did your friends and family react? It was horribly uncomfortable. You know, it was funny, because someone might think, “You're going to give away all your things and start living nomadically, how scary!” But that was easy. That was natural. That's what I feel like I was supposed to be doing all along. But yeah…I think to most people, I was living a model-perfect life, and to disrupt everything was very upsetting to family and friends. And especially for me, it wasn't clear what direction this was going. I didn't have a plan. That makes it even harder for people, and you kind of have to sit in that discomfort and be willing to be uncomfortable with yourself, knowing that, in my heart, I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. Has the response gotten better, over the past few years? Yeah, absolutely. While it isn't what any of my family members would choose for their own life, and sometimes I think that they wish that I would be normal, I do feel a lot of support from the people around me. Absolutely. That's good. So let's talk about some of the places you've been. Do you mostly bike, or do you hike? What's your preferred mode of traveling? So in the beginning, it was really unclear. I wasn't really sure what format that it was going to take. And so it took a little while to really start to realize that “OK, I would like to make this a cycling trip around the world.” It originally started with my new partner in Denmark, and I road to Croatia with him. And it was really like, “OK, this is interesting.” And we already had a ticket booked to Thailand. So that was like, “Alright, we'll officially start the trip in Thailand,” and then just started riding in Thailand. And I really wanted to set up challenges, because, for me, I feel like growth happens when you set up challenges for yourself – purposefully. Not all of a sudden, like, you get divorced, or a pandemic happens, or there's a tsunami, but where you really set up challenges for yourself and accomplish them – or maybe fail, and that's OK, too. I've done that. But I think you find out who you are, and you find out how strong you are. In the beginning, I said, “OK, we'll start in Thailand. Now I want to go to southern Myanmar.” And no one goes to southern Myanmar, because there's very few places you're allowed to stay, and you have to cycle great distances, and there's really no infrastructure for tourism. But I thought, “OK, this sounds interesting.” The three blog posts I read, none of the people were successful. So I thought, “Yeah, now I really want to try this.” And we did, and it was incredible. We made it. And then we continued cycling through Southern Thailand – you cut back into Thailand from Southern Myanmar – and then down through Malaysia, and Singapore, and then stopped at the different Indonesian islands. And then we got to Timor Leste and hoped to be able to get a sailboat to Australia, because the whole concept was to be human-powered, and not fly. But it was the middle of cyclone season, and it just wasn't possible. So we flew to Darwin, which is in the northern part of Australia. And then it was COVID, and we spent the last year and a half in Australia. Before we get to what it's like travelling in COVID, I thought I'd ask – how do you go about making these plans and decisions? Do you have a certain destination in mind, where it's like, “I know I'm gonna stay here.” Or is it more like, “OK, I'm gonna bike to this city, and then hope to find a place to stay.” So there's the larger scope, which is, “How is this gonna look over like the next six months?” And then there's like, “Where am I going to go tonight?” So typically, I'm really just looking at the map and identifying where there's places to stay. If I'm in the middle of nowhere, like in Australia, there might not be a choice – I'm loading a whole bunch of food and water on my bicycle, and I'm just wild camping. So when I'm done for the day, I'll literally pull off the road find a spot to camp in the middle of nowhere. There's no humans, there's kangaroos and some birds. If there's towns, then sometimes we'll stay in a hotel. If there's somewhere that we know it's like a school holiday, then sometimes I'll plan ahead. But not usually – I like the flexibility, because you don't know where you're going to end up each day. And I like not knowing. How much stuff do you have on your bike? How much are you bringing with you? These are such good questions. So the more you carry, the more you have to pull with you. And I am a minimalist, thank goodness, because it's heavy. I like to carry a couple different changes of clothes for cycling. Maybe like a little dress, and depending how cold it is, maybe some SmartWool top and bottom and some kind of like heavy coat. I've got a sleeping bag, my tent, a stove for cooking. Everything is super lightweight. You saw my bike, it's pretty minimally loaded. When I show up to places, people are usually surprised. How do you keep in shape for this? I did not necessarily prepare for this. It wasn't like I thought, “OK, I'm going to train for it.” I think the training happens while you're doing it. That said, it's a lot of repetitive motion all the time. I mean, we're all doing some kind of repetitive motion all the time, whether we're sitting around a bicycle, or even professional athletes are doing their motion. And so as a posture therapist, that is a big deal for me. I am constantly advocating for doing the posture exercises, and I do them every single morning. I take like 30 minutes to do them. So let's talk a little bit about what it was like traveling during COVID. How did that whole experience happen for you? Oh, it was super interesting because I got in to Australia literally within hours of it closing to foreigners. And so then I was locked down for three months in Cannes, Australia – which couldn't have been a better place to be locked down, it was absolutely beautiful. When we were released – and I say released because all of a sudden there was an announcement that we could leave – then we made sure that we didn't go to areas where there was COVID. So COVID was really isolated to the Melbourne and Sydney area, and we just skipped that whole area. So I cycled about 15,000 miles over the course of a year throughout Australia, but just skipped the COVID. Traveling was just about making sure that I was in the right area at the right time. OK, so you're going to Chicago now. Why? Really, the northeast all the way to Chicago is completely foreign to me. I'm much more comfortable in Europe and Asia and Australia than I am here, I was actually really intimidated by the ticks, and then I heard about the black bears. And so I'm really not as familiar with this area. And really, the whole reason that I'm doing this is to connect with as many people as possible. So as I'm cycling along, I'm giving talks and workshops. The talks are meant to inspire people to pursue their own adventures, because I believe that everyone has an adventure in them that's calling to them. Sometimes we don't do them because we're scared. We don't know that we can do it. We're scared that if we can do it, the people around us might not be supportive. We might not have the imagination to even like know what [it is] – we know there's something, but not exactly sure what it is. And sometimes we just don't want to disappoint people. It's very easy to come up with all kinds of things about why you can't do something. I noticed it for myself, I am constantly coming up with reasons why I can't do something. And the truth is that, until you come to a point in your life where you feel like you just need to do something, you're probably not going to challenge yourself. But when you do, and you start to really realize the reward of it, then it's nearly addicting, and it actually makes you such a stronger person, and you really get to know yourself so much better. And when you do that, you show up better for other people. One of the things that I've been thinking about lately is – you know your headphones, and how they get tangled up? And how you can't just like pull them, you have to carefully, like, undo them? For me, I think that's what moving through the world and cycling is. I think we get all tangled up, and moving and cycling is this slow way for me to untangle and to really see myself. As someone who has seen way more of the world than I have, what are some of your favorite places? You know, it's funny, because in Australia, people wanted to know where my favorite place in Australia was – because I think I saw more of Australia than most Australians see. So they're curious, like, where should they go? And my favorite was the middle of the Outback, where there was nobody. And the stars…It could almost bring me to tears. The stars are like, you can't even imagine it, because there's no light pollution. And the sunrise and the sunset, and just hearing the birds. The magic of just being out there is absolutely incredible. Our last guest today is the founder of the Solo Female Traveler Network, a community of more than 500,000 women travelers — or aspiring travelers — online. Members frequently share photos on Facebook from their adventures, solicit advice on everything from flight planning to homesickness, and occasionally connect on meetup tours organized by the network. Founder Amanda Black says it all started as a way to empower women and help them feel safer on their travels. She spoke with Dr. Sharon Ufberg, co-founder of the California-based personal development and wellness company, Borrowed Wisdom, for her 51% segment, “Force of Nature.” Dr. Ufberg: How did this group get started? Black: I had been traveling solo for many years, and as a woman alone in certain parts of the world, I found myself, once in a while, in a situation where I felt a little vulnerable. And I could have used some support from people like me. My last straw was when I was in Mexico, and I had just gotten there. And I went out for a beer and a taco around the corner – and while I was gone, for those few minutes, somebody had broken into my room and stolen everything. Literally everything except my dirty clothes, and thankfully, my passport. But I remember standing in the streets of Cancun, knowing no one, and thinking, “OK, what do I do now?” And I knew that there would be plenty of people around me who would be willing to help me out, but I didn't have a way to connect with them. So as soon as I got home, and as soon as I replaced my computer, I started a Facebook group. And it was meant originally for my travel friends and their travel friends to have a place to turn for everything in situations like this – for travel advice, for inspiration. And then a few years into having the group, we decided we wanted to travel together, and we started operating organized tours. Dr. Ufberg: I had that experience myself as a traveler, so I totally can relate to that. So this travel network has now been going on for about five years. What would you say you've learned about what women want from travel? Black: I started out really just trying to provide what I really want from travel, and what my most rewarding moments encompassed. That's first of all, community. It's difficult to make friends as an adult, no matter who you are – and especially when you're doing something a little bit off the beaten path, like traveling to different parts of the world by yourself. So being able to connect with women who understand you, and women who have maybe found themselves in similar situations, is our number one value. Second of all, we really believe in empowering women: empowering women to chase their dreams, to say yes to themselves, to discover who they are. And I believe that the best way to do that is through travel. And when you travel, it teaches you things like gratitude, and humility. Those are two things that I've really learned from travel and have changed me as a person. And so our travel experiences aim to give women the time and the space and the experiences to feel all of those things: empowered, grateful, humble and connected. Dr. Ufberg: Amanda, can you give us a story that might illustrate how your network has accomplished this goal of helping individual women within a community? Like you were so needing in that moment in Cancun not too long ago? Black: Yeah, so there are so many examples of this. If you get into our Facebook community, which is free for everyone, and just scroll, you'll see lots of examples. But one of my favorite, most powerful examples happened a few years ago. There was a woman who had met her partner, her boyfriend, somewhere in her travels. And she decided to go home with him. He lived in Turkey. So she went home with him. And she had been traveling with him for a little while – and he turned abusive. After a big blow up, she locked herself in the bathroom at his apartment, and she had her phone with her. And she had tried to call the police. He was banging on the door trying to get in. She felt really threatened. She had been trying to call the police, and they wouldn't come. So she posted in our community explaining what happened. And she got thousands of comments – so many that we had to shut it down. We were all overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and love and wanting to know if she was OK with what happened. But we had a handful of members who lived in Turkey, and even lived in the town that she was in. So ultimately, we had members from all over the world calling the police in Turkey – and most helpful, we had women who spoke the language calling the police. And once the police came, and they got her out safely, the women from our community were there to greet her and to help her on her journey back home. Dr. Ufberg: That is really fantastic. I would love to hear what's next for you, and how people can find you. Black: The best place to start if you want to join our community is to just find us on Facebook. We also have a free community off of Facebook that you can find on our website, which is sofetravel.com. Our team is working hard to create more destinations. We have a volunteer program that we're working on, currently, to supply some more direct help to these organizations that we visit on our tours. And we have some big picture projects around aiding the end of sex trafficking and gender violence – we're currently looking for a perfect fit and a partner for one of those causes. So anyone is welcome to contact me directly. My email is Amanda@sofetravel.com. We look forward to welcoming anyone who wants to join our community. 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.