We invite you to join in for a transparent conversation about a journey with Christ through sexual identity. It was such a blessing to have Estefany Rodriguez join us in the studio! ⚠️ Before you listen, we do want to give you a trigger warning for this episode. Childhood sexual abuse is discussed in this conversation. ⚠️ Estefany begins her story by sharing about the sexual abuse she experienced as a child. Aside from the abuse, she knew that she had what she describes as different feelings towards girls. Having a Catholic background, she was aware that same-sex attraction was considered a sin. After high school she officially identified as a lesbian and began a 5-year relationship with a girl she met at work. Estefany eventually wound up at GCU and a class had her reading the Bible weekly for homework. She was adamant that the Christians at GCU would not convert her. The Lord revealed Himself to her as she was studying the Bible and He truly came alive through His Word. Slowly but surely, Estefany was coming to know who Jesus was. Her life was forever changed when she gave her life over to Him. With that came a decision - would she remain in the lesbian lifestyle or fully surrender and live the life Jesus has for her? Sam Brown's episode - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1uAwphB5YWM2M6ZZR60tJ7?si=cef0b04e821f4fb1 *available wherever you listen to podcastsParents of Prodigals Care Group - https://dscchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1588370Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill Perry - https://www.amazon.com/Gay-Girl-Good-God-Always/dp/1462751229/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3HIK44A3ZP9IL&keywords=gay+girl+good+god&qid=1697389935&sprefix=gay%2Caps%2C536&sr=8-1Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity by Gregory Coles - https://www.amazon.com/Single-Gay-Christian-Personal-Identity/dp/0830845127/ref=sr_1_1?crid=6DTRN722NYD6&keywords=single+gay+christian+gregory+coles&qid=1697390006&sprefix=single+gay+christian%2Caps%2C143&sr=8-1Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality by Wesley Hill - https://www.amazon.com/Washed-Waiting-Reflections-Faithfulness-Homosexuality/dp/0310534194/ref=sr_1_1?crid=70Z22K7PRHN6&keywords=washed+and+waiting+wesley+hill&qid=1697390048&sprefix=washed+and+wwaiting%2Caps%2C123&sr=8-1CHANGED Movement - https://changedmovement.comRainbow Revival - https://rainbowrevival.orgWant to connect with Estefany? Email Sarah Schalow at email@example.com to get started.
Know your comfort zone is keeping you stagnant but unsure if the grass is really greener on the other side? We've got Maddie, a successful spiritual entrepreneur and founder of CosmicRx, sharing her captivating journey of leveraging astrology for personal and entrepreneurial growth. From her days as a young entrepreneur running a lemonade stand to her spiritual awakening that led her towards building a world renown astrology business that's had her featured in n Vogue, the NY Times, Oprah Magazine. Listen in as we discuss:How astrology can shape your entrepreneurial journey and help you embrace your true self.Cosmic Zone Vs Comfort ZoneInsights into the profound influence of the North Node, an essential astrological element, on our human experiences.How astrology can validate your personal identity and motivations, bringing authenticity and confidence to your entrepreneurial ventures.Maddie's own journey as a case study of using astrology for self-validation and personal development.The changing social media landscape and its role in entrepreneurship.Why it's so important to be innovative, inclusive, and strategic when utilizing social media platforms in 2024 & beyondConnect With Madi:madi-murphy.comcosmicrx.comJoin The Esoteric Entrepreneur Club - Start Your 7 Day Free Trail TodayConnect With Jaz:Follow & Connect IG Ways To Work With JBWant Jaz as your private mentor? Click here for the inclusions, perks & pricesStill craving new content? Jump into The Esoteric Entrepreneur Club for extra weekly episodes, audio workshops, discounts & moreSubscribe to YouTube Channel to Watch The PodcastIntro & Outro Music - Thnx 4 Nothin' By JZMN JYN. Click here to listen of spotify!
You have permission to create the most authentic expression of you. Yes, even if you feel stuck in your career. And yes, even if you're ready to shift gears into what you truly want. I'm joined by Dr. Chelsea Turgeon to talk about vulnerability, choosing your authentic self, and what your life after medicine might look like. How to Live With Your Authentic Self Get to the place where you can see your true self. Slowly start to introduce that authentic self to others who can support and appreciate that. About Dr. Chelsea Turgeon Dr. Chelsea Turgeon is an MD-trained career coach, bestselling author, digital nomad, and host of the Life After Medicine podcast. In 2019, she left the hustle and grind of her OBGYN residency to travel the world and create a life of freedom. Now, she has a 6-figure coaching business helping healthcare professionals find careers that give them freedom and fulfillment. Let Go Of What You Think You Need There are often so many external pressures that influence the decisions we make in life. Dr. Chelsea Turgeon asks us to consider what decisions we'd make if we didn't have those pressures. This is where finding your authentic self and vulnerability will play an important role. Go after what you want and let go of what you think you need. If you're worried about what you think you should be doing, Chelsea reminds you that you have to come back to choices and consequences in any decision you make. Be super honest. Stop using the word ‘have to' do things. You don't have to do anything. There might be reasons you're choosing to do something because you want to avoid consequences, but the more you can bring it back to that, it will start to set you free and start liberating you. Life After Medicine So many women physicians have been in, or are in, similar situations to Chelsea (and myself). I want you to know that you have permission to leave medicine on your own terms, not because of burnout or because you can't take it anymore. If you are experiencing burnout, it's also important to understand that burnout is not your fault. It doesn't mean there's something wrong with you. You can't create from nothing. If you are considering the shift from medicine to entrepreneurship, Chelsea talks about some of the most common mindset blocks that new entrepreneurs face. She leaves us by saying that your greatest impact lies in following what you actually want – what do you want? What story makes you feel empowered? Tell that one instead. I'd love to hear yours in the comments on the episode page. In This Episode How external pressures can influence who you are [6:30] The role of vulnerability in finding your most authentic self [9:00] How to navigate an authentic career within your current expectations [15:30] What happens when you take ownership of your choices [17:00] What blocks entrepreneurs tend to face [18:45] Where your greatest impact lies [28:45] Quotes “During that first year, I really went through a process of pausing, recalibrating, connecting back to who I am and what my original goals are, the things I care about and actually want to do.” [6:26] “Vulnerability is about letting people see you as your authentic self.” [9:19] “You don't want to introduce that authentic version of you to people who are going to cut it down and put you into a shame spiral. You do want to have safe spaces and places where you can show pieces of yourself and feel accepted for those pieces so you can start to grow and strengthen them.” [10:18] “I started meditating and questioning everything, and really going within to a place of, ‘I might be okay just as I am. And if that's true, what would I want to do?' And it wasn't being a doctor.” [14:04] “The more you give yourself choices, the more empowered and free you can be emotionally and internally. Once it becomes time to start making different choices, you can start doing that.” [16:41] “You do know. There's just not this exact clear plan for how to get there, so they do nothing. They think they need this entire roadmap fully mapped out from A-Z in order to even begin when you just have to take a step and see what happens.” [20:11] “You can't create capacity from nothing. You cannot create it where it doesn't exist. You have to free it up by removing energy drains and creating space.” [24:24] “It gets to be more. There's literally no reason why you can't have the things that you want. […] It doesn't have to be a pipe dream. It doesn't have to be a crazy idea. You're allowed to pursue the things that you want. There is something deeply important about you figuring out what you want and then following it. Within that is where you can truly make a positive impact.” [27:59] Resources Mentioned Listen to the Life After Medicine Podcast Join the Free Life After Medicine Facebook Community Transform 7.0 Find Dr. Chelsea Turgeon Online Follow Dr. Chelsea Turgeon on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn Check out the full episode page here Find Life Coaching for Women Physicians Online Follow Dr. Ali Novitsky on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube Subscribe to Life Coaching for Women Physicians on Apple Podcasts Podcast production by the team at Counterweight Creative Related Episodes Episode 180: Energetic Health Episode 187: Discovering Your Soul's Purpose with Brenda Winkle Episode 184: Setting Boundaries Starting with Self
You've witnessed my dating successes, and now, I'll dissect my former toxic relationship that was entrenched in the strange world of celebrity culture. It all starts in the dimly lit Thai restaurant located across my former apartment. Unbenounst to me, the minute I locked eyes with my date, the man, the enigma, who would trigger the emotional rollercoaster that ultimately became my life. Our relationship was defined by deception, gaslighting, and misogyny. This is the story about a relationship that chipped away at my confidence and trust, and how I overcame it. More on Eva Oh, https://eva-oh.comHIGHLIGHTS:Here are the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.(00:00) - Welcome. What is #teakink(00:15) - My Worst Relationship? How We Met(07:30) - Joining the Band on Tour, Sort of(08:40) - I Move to London to be Together, He Reveals a Secret(10:50) - I Find Out More Secrets(12:15) - My First Experience with Gaslighting(14:20) - I Stay, and Follow Him Around the World(17:00) - Feeling Misunderstood(18:00) - Why I Share This(21:00) - How Meditation Played a Part(22:30) - Understanding Celebrity Culture(23:40) - A Revelation at the MTV Awards(25:50) - His Accusations(28:15) - More Red Flags(29:00) - He Starts to Denounce My Work, after being supportive initially(32:10) - Misogyny at Fuji Rock Festival, the Brit Awards...(36:40) - Ed Sheeran Saving the Day?(38:40) - How it Slowly and Painfully Ended
This is hands down one of my favorites shows of all time, if you have watched it, then you know why. If you haven't watched the show, I would encourage you to do so, but remember that this is a satire on mega churches, key word being satire. Season three takes place after Eli's semi-retirement and Jesse, Judy, and Kelvin have taken over the church. I've been a fan since it started in 2019, last year I was in a zoom call with Tim Baltz as part of the ATX TV Membership, and this year the ATX TV Festival premiered season 3 at the festival. Sadly I didn't get to take any pictures of the panelists (they had signs telling us not to or we'd be kicked out, but me being on the front row, I didn't see that everyone else ignored and took pics) and I wasn't able to get any interviews, but hopefully one day I will get to interview some of the cast. If anyone from the show happens to see this, I have an amazing idea for a spin-off. This isn't just any spin-off and I wouldn't pitch the idea to you guys if I didn't actually think it was good. Putting it out into the world that someone from the show will see this and reach out. Bramble (luxexpose.com): Ingredients 1.5 oz Mulholland Gin 1 oz lemon juice 2 teaspoons simple syrup 50 oz creme de mure (blackberry liqueur) Directions Shake chilled & fine strain into an old-fashioned glass over crushed ice. Slowly pour creme de mure over the top of the drink. Garnish with a lemon half-wheel and blackberry or raspberry speared together with a garnish pick. Drinking Game (reddit and some of my own): Drink when... Any variation of Uncle Baby Billy is said Billy talks about money Aimee-Leigh statue shown Keefe shown lost in thought Keefe compliments Kelvin Kelvin mentions his diet Kelvin helps to make someone look shitty at post church buffet Judy says something horny Judy references her own talent BJ clearly attempts to assimilate Jesse lies Jesse gives bad advice to his kids Gideon clearly shown feeling shame/remorse Jesse, Judy or Kelvin confront or call out Eli Eli scolds Jesse, Judy or Kelvin Gemstone gate shown Private jet shown Beginning of any sanctuary scene Someone says "Brother Pastor" or "Sister Pastor" Anyone says something and end it with amen, something that's not for prayer You feel bad for BJ It takes you a minute to recognize a guest star You recognize a guest star. You realize something from the show was based off of a real thing As always, drink responsibly and with others. Follow or subscribe wherever you listen to the podcast. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter at @Line_Drunk. Join the Patreon at patreon.com/linedrunk for bonus content. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/linedrunk/support
In this insightful episode of the Dad Tired Podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Danielle Hitchen, author and founder of Catechesis Books, to delve into the meaningful celebration of Advent. As a mother of three, Danielle brings a unique perspective on how families can deeply engage with this sacred season through the lens of The Gospel. Purchase a copy of Sacred Seasons: https://amzn.to/47u5ERHKey Topics:The History of Advent: Explore the origins and significance of Advent in the Christian tradition.Advent in the Bible's Narrative: Understand how Advent fits into the larger story of the Bible, enriching our faith journey.Practical Family Observance: Learn practical ways for young families to observe Advent, focusing on the Gospel's message.Danielle Hitchen's Insights: Gain valuable insights from Danielle's experiences and her book, "Sacred Seasons," on making Advent a meaningful time for families.Key Moments: 00:03:23 Advent book for family discipleship.00:07:45 Advent is a time of preparation and waiting for Christ's arrival.00:11:39 Advent represents centuries of waiting.00:17:08 Cultivate silence during Advent.00:18:32 Prayer is a two-way conversation.00:23:29 Develop patience and anticipation during Advent.00:27:13 Slowly celebrate and remember Christmas.00:32:31 Saints as inspiration, not worship.00:38:13 Advent is a time of intentional reflection.About the Guest:Danielle Hitchen, a passionate advocate for faith-based family education, is the founder of Catechesis Books and the author of "Sacred Seasons." As a mother of three, she offers a unique perspective on nurturing faith within the family setting.Purchase a copy of Sacred Seasons: https://amzn.to/47u5ERHDonate to the Dad Tired ministry: https://www.dadtired.com/donate
Join Premium! Ready for an ad-free meditation experience? Join Premium now and get every episode from ALL of our podcasts completely ad-free now! Just a few clicks makes it easy for you to listen on your favorite podcast player. Become a PREMIUM member today by going to --> https://WomensMeditationNetwork.com/premium Eckhart Tolle says realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the now the primary focus of your life. The now is where we find the gift of a refresh. Where we can completely let go of the past and future and be present to invite in the refreshing energy we desire. So relax your body, And bring your attention inward. With every exhale, See if you can settle just a bit deeper into comfort, Letting go and releasing, Letting go and releasing. And be here. PAUSE… Take notice of any thoughts that might be popping up for you. The things you want to complete, The things you want to fix, The things you want to create. The things you want to figure out. Just notice them coming up. Separate from you, Swirling around like butterflies around you. And then bring your attention to your breathing. PAUSE… Follow your breath, This beautiful giver of life who only lives in the now. Hold onto her, And ride her waves of movement in and out of your body, Slowly, And surrender yourself to her soothing rhythm. Breathe… PAUSE… There's nothing for you to do right now. Nothing for you to figure out, Nowhere you need to be. So come into this moment, One with your breath, One with your body, One with your soul, And one with the universe. And let the warming energy of the now invigorate you. LONG PAUSE… Be here. In the beauty of the present moment. And open yourself up to the refreshing energy awaiting you here. Namaste, Beautiful
Have you struggled with turnover post-pandemic? Looking for insights on adapting and fortifying your agency? What about outsourcing strategies that enable growth? The pandemic has had a profound impact on the IT industry, with one of its major consequences being the mass exodus of employees, resulting in the loss of experienced staff members who had been with companies for 15 to 20 years. This has posed a tremendous challenge for IT companies, compelling them to adapt and fortify their processes. Today's guest is an Indian entrepreneur who managed to learn and adapt to these new challenges after previous experiences surviving failure and rising again in a new niche. Tune in to gain insights on scaling your agency and the benefits of outsourcing IT services. Shamit Khemka is the founder of SynapseIndia, a premier IT outsourcing company. They are a Microsoft-certified gold partner that provides software development, custom web and mobile applications with 23+ years of experience. Their focus is open-source frameworks and ecommerce. In this interview, we'll discuss: Surviving failure and turning it into opportunity. Choosing a niche and retaining top talent in a competitive industry. Keys to effective leadership at your digital agency. Subscribe Apple | Spotify | iHeart Radio Sponsors and Resources Agency Analytics: Tired of endless manual reporting in order to show your clients the value your agency delivers? It's time to check out AgencyAnalytics, the best automated client reporting solution for marketing agencies. Try it for FREE for 14 days when you head over to AgencyAnalytics.com/Smart and sign up. It's time to see how life feels on the other side of manual reporting madness! Podcast Takeover!! Get to know your Smart Agency Guest Host: Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the co-founder of Rise25, an agency that helps companies launch and run podcasts profitably. He followed Jason's podcast and eventually joined the mastermind and has been a guest on the podcast before. Today, he's helping Jason bring something new to the Smart Agency podcast audience by interviewing a special guest and getting a new perspective to the show. From Belly Up to Up and Running: Surviving Failure and Turning it into Opportunity Starting over after failure can be a daunting and challenging task. It requires resilience, determination, and a willingness to learn from past mistakes. However, it can also be an opportunity for growth and success. Shamit's current company is the result of starting over after his initial venture went belly up. Despite the failure, he saw an opportunity to try again with the computers and talented programmers he had left. This gave them the opportunity to explore new possibilities and start building websites and developing software. Shamit's mindset at the time was crucial in his decision to bounce back. He was young and willing to take risks, which allowed him to see failure as a learning experience rather than a setback. He also had confidence in his technological skills, receiving continued inquiries even during the dot com downfall. This indicated there was still a demand for their services, and they could leverage their existing resources to meet that demand. However determined, starting over required a strategic approach. In this sense, Shamit attributes his focus to what he learned during his participation in the MIT program, which provided him with valuable knowledge and insights that he could apply to his business. Of course, it was not easy, but it is possible. Rising from the ashes requires a positive mindset, a willingness to learn from past mistakes, and the ability to adapt and pivot. Finding a New Niche in a Mobile App Development At the time his first company went under, most people would've probably just gotten a job. Instead, Shamit decided to give entrepreneurship another try. His passion for technology played a significant role in his ability to persevere. He firmly believes in his ability to create and build a successful business using his technological skills. This new endeavor started with an offering of simple website and hosting services. With time, they also started developing straightforward software, as well as developing interesting projects with US companies. Slowly but surely his agency started moving between different technology solutions, which led to working in mobile applications. First, an EO mobile application built by Shamit himself, followed by hiring a mobile application developer. To date, the mobile division has grown to a team of 35 people. Advantages of Partnering with Indian Startups Shamit links his ability to think creatively and find solutions where none existed to a unique problem-solving approach known as "Jugaad" in India. For him, Indians are born entrepreneurs in a culture Jugaad refers to finding innovative and unconventional solutions when traditional methods fall short. Many people think of Indian labor as cheap labor and shy away from working with Indian companies. In reality, the Indian value proposition goes beyond affordability. Indian professionals have excellent English language skills, both spoken and written, which sets them apart from other countries and enables effective communication and collaboration with clients from around the world. Indian companies are hugely successful in mobile development, thanks in part to the availability of talent. With a population of over a billion people, Shamit estimates India has at least a million great engineers. This immense talent pool allows Indian companies to scale their operations and take on large-scale projects. Other than that, the biggest downside for their competitive stance versus other countries like Mexico is the time zone. For Shamit, this doesn't necessarily make things more complicated, considering the overlap between Indian and East Coast times at one point of the day and West Coast at the end of the day. This is enough of a window to have efficient communication with customers, deliver on a project, and achieve their goals. Retaining Top Talent in a Fast-Growing, Competitive Industry Recruiting and retaining top talent is a critical aspect of any successful business, and it is especially challenging in the fast-growing mobile development industry in India. Building a reputable brand and establishing trust with employees and clients is essential for attracting and retaining top talent. In his case, Shamit knew he needed to improve the agency's hiring process, which they did after participating in a program at MIT that focused on top grading. This program introduced a more objective and process-oriented approach to recruitment, reducing subjectivity in the hiring process. Another positive influence in improving their process has been studying the best practices in the industry and other verticals. However, when it comes to retention, Shamit admits it's been a tricky and challenging aspect. The IT industry is still in turmoil post Covid and what worked in the past seems to have no effect now, which meant it was time to get creative. At his agency, they offer loyalty leaves and loyalty bonuses, providing employees with additional time off based on their years of service. They also incentivize employees to take paid holidays and provide incentives for significant life events such as anniversaries, birthdays, and the birth of a child. These initiatives have proven successful in retaining employees and creating a positive work environment. They've also moved to using new tools like ChatGPT for copywriting and being overall less people-dependent. Proactive Systems, Outsourced Non-Essentials & Other Keys to Effective Leadership Shamit credits peers for leadership lessons that enabled growth. Chief among them - continuously evaluating processes, systems, and technology. Every 5 years as they expand, he reviews which processes must evolve. It was this proactivity that ensured a smooth remote transition during the pandemic. He also delegates non-core tasks through outsourcing. Why let yourself get distracted on these tasks when focus fuels success? External partners handle catering and other tangential activities. This liberates resources to deliver mobile mastery. And fun fosters engagement. Annual retreats including families strengthen bonds and morale. At work or play, Shamit's priority is a supportive culture. The whole person thrives when work has meaning and teammates feel like family. Do You Want to Transform Your Agency from a Liability to an Asset? 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#bitcoin (23-11-2023) If you zoom out it's clear ‘they' are slowly choking off the Bitcoin to fiat on and off ramps, but we are winning this battle. Maybe choking off these ‘crypto' casino platforms will pave the way for a Bitcoin standard faster, so it's important to look at both sides of the equation here! MY VIEWS ARE MY OWN AND I MAKE NO PREDICTIONS OR GIVE ANY FINANCIAL ADVICE, SO DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH BEFORE INVESTING ANYTHING... & ONLY INVEST WHAT YOU COULD AFFORD TO LOSE! Subscribe to my ‘UK Bitcoiner' Backup Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3p4A_VqohTmbm44z4lgokg Get on the Orange Pill App: https://signup.theorangepillapp.com/opa/UKBitcoinMaster All UK Bitcoin Master Links: https://linktr.ee/ukbitcoinmaster Nostr Public key: npub13kgncg54ccmnmvtljvergdvrd7m06zm32j2ayg542kaqayejrv7qg9wp2s UKBitcoinMaster video library: http://www.UKBitcoinMaster.com UKBitcoinMaster Interviews: http://www.BitcoinInterviews.com The Best Of Exmoor: www.thebestofexmoor.co.uk Mondays Live Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS0IlV3kllQ
Welcome to the Guided Meditation for Inner Peace and Balance with the 528 Hz Frequency. Find a serene space, close your eyes, and begin deep, mindful breaths. As the calming 528 Hz frequency envelops you, visualize it bringing harmony and tranquility to your mind and body. Release any tensions and worries, letting the peaceful energy restore your inner equilibrium. Breathe in positivity and exhale stress. With each breath, affirmations like "I am centered and at peace" can enhance your experience. Slowly open your eyes when you're ready. Thank you for sharing this journey to inner calmness and balance. Support our mission of spreading relaxation and wellness by rating and reviewing our podcast on your preferred platform. Your feedback helps us improve and enables others to discover the benefits of our soothing sounds. Enhance your listening experience by subscribing to our ad-free version, immersing yourself in uninterrupted tranquility. Clicking Here Join our community of relaxation seekers and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Subscribe, rate, and review Meditation Sounds today and unlock a world of serenity and rejuvenation. Email List Support this podcast https://www.meditationsoundspodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
CJ opens this podcast by pondering the concept of gratitude. He shares his appreciation for a great year, including multiple speaking engagements at several art groups and Artisan Santa Fe, his successful solo show "Emotional RollerCoaster," and his first Spiritual Artist Retreat at Lake Texoma, north of Dallas. He mentions that the highlight of his Spiritual Artist Retreat was realizing the importance of finding an art community. He encourages the listeners to find a local group of artists in their community. According to Chris, gratitude is shifting consciousness and aligning yourself with this higher power. Creativity occurs in a space of gratitude and love. Align yourself with the love of everything around you and put yourself in that space where you can receive divine intuition from Spirit. He shares his Receptivity Chart and explains that Spirit speaks to us always, but when we are in love and gratitude, we hear the message most clearly. He describes a simple gratitude practice where you use your fingers to count up to 10 things you are grateful for and the importance of starting small. Slowly work yourself up to more substantial and decisive points of gratitude until you mention at least ten things. It will become easier and easier to feel gratitude. We always have the choice to feel fear or see ease in any situation. Still, when we use a gratitude practice, we align with Divine Intelligence and open our receptivity channel to its guidance. For more information, visit www.spiritualartistoday.com or purchase his book, "The Spiritual Artist" on Amazon.
Hey, it's Katie and I want to welcome you to this special bonus episode. It'll be here for you completely ad-free for the next week so you can get a feel of what it's like to be a PREMIUM member. If you'd like an easy ad-free experience for all of our podcasts - that's over 200 episodes each month, then JOIN PREMIUM today at https://WomensMeditationNetwork.com/premium Breathe it all out, sweet one, And let the emotions flow. You've been holding so much inside, Now exhale, and let go. PAUSE… The details you've weaved, The actions you've taken, They've all been building up, And now, have been shaken. PAUSE… The moment has come, For you to release, To honor it all, Then settle into peace. PAUSE… So breathe in deeply, And embrace all that's here, Then exhale completely, And let it all clear. Let yourself melt deeply, Into the comfort of your bed, And feel the blankets embrace you, Comforting your body and head. PAUSE… You can let go here, Of all the responsibilities you've held. The management of all those things, Can now be expelled. PAUSE… So breathe fully now, Sinking deeper into calm. And imagine all that heaviness, Slowly releasing from your palms. LONG PAUSE… Your shoulders can finally drop, Your mind can finally clear. There's nothing left for you to hold, Nothing for you to fear. PAUSE… Fill yourself up with love, With gratitude, joy and pride. You listened to your truth, dear one, And trusted the wisdom of your guide. LONG PAUSE… The more you get quiet, The more you will hear, The voice that is leading you, And guiding you through fear. PAUSE… And now here you are, On the other side of it all, Relaxing deeply into sleep, Healing and ready to fall. LONG PAUSE… So breathe now, sweet one, And let a big exhale go. Give it all to the night, And just breathe, soft and slow. Sweet Dreams, Beautiful.
People will try to describe the experience you have at the Sphere but let's start with saying it unlike anything you've experienced before. It doesn't matter if you see the film or a live act, this will be different. Which is exactly what Madison Square Garden Company was going for with the Sphere. You'll find a lot of comparisons to IMAX, Disney's Soaring Attraction, 360 theaters but that's only because how else do you describe something never done before. The Sphere is one of those rare attractions that lives up to the hype, not only breaking the technological ceiling set before it but creating a new form of entertainment. Let's discuss some of the ways its unlike anything you've seen before. First, the Sphere is located behind the Venetian convention center. It's the largest spherical building ever constructed at 366 feet tall and 516 feet wide. The exterior also features 580,000 square feet of LED displays, making it the largest LED display in history. It cost approx. $2.3 billion to build and took 4 years to bring to life. Construction started in 2018 with a planned opening in 2021 but had to put the project on hold in 2020 due to supply complications brought on by the COVID pandemic. When progress resumed, materials and technology costs had increased causing the originally projected $1.2 billion dollar price tag to almost double by the time it was completed. The Sphere is the most expensive music and entertainment venue in history. It seats 18,600 and with standing room accommodations that can handle up to 20,000. 10,000 of those seats have haptic technology incorporated into the seats. They work in conjunction with 4d features like scent and wind. At 160,000 square feet, the 16k resolution wraparound LED screen is the largest and highest-resolution LED screen in the world. The sound system comprises of 1,600 speakers installed behind the LED panels. The experience starts the moment you enter the venue. The atrium is large enough to fit the statue of liberty or the Saturn V rocket. Inside, you'll find five humanoid robots throughout the venue introducing you to the Sphere as well as interacting with patrons. While the technology is impressive, personally, I would best describe them as borderline creepy. That said, they are powered by AI and have the ability to react to those that interact with them. The Sphere isn't designed to host things like professional sporting events typically presented in the round. However, it would fit well with events like boxing, MMA, WWE, esports or even award ceremonies in addition to concerts and films. Today, we are going to discuss both the film and the concert experience. The Film Darren Aronofsky, probably best known for the films like Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan and The Whale, is the director of the first film ever captured in 18k. It's called “Postcards from earth” and tells the story of a dystopian earth that humans have had to evacuate due to all the damage done to it. It follows 2 humans waking up from cryo-sleep after their journey to another planet that can sustain life. Darren uses this narrative to showcase what sort of film experience only the Sphere can offer. It can probably be best described as a love letter to the planet featuring some of the most breathtaking scenes ever captured on film. The film is 50 minutes long and ticket prices start at $89, increasing based on the better the seat location. The Show So a few of things to get out of the way: First, I know this is a divisive band. People seem to love them or hate them. I happen to be in the “love them” camp, and I don't really care if you're in the “hate them” camp. Music opinions are entirely subjective and no one is going to change anyone's mind. With that in mind, I'd like to ask those that aren't interested to simply move on instead of voicing your distaste. It's not that you can't have an opinion, it's just that I don't like K-pop, but I don't mention that I don't like K-pop everytime the subject comes up. What I'm saying is don't yuck someone else's yum, okay? Also, if you think U2 is the worst ever for putting a free album on your iPhone several years ago, but you continue to buy all things Apple, your opinion has no weight here. Second, I recognize that this isn't 360 Vegas Album reviews, and I'll try to keep that in mind as I discuss this show, but the Achtung Baby album is the center of this show, and it's the genesis of my love for this band, so forgive me if I spend too much time discussing the virtues and nuance of the album. And finally, I'm not going to have too much to say about the experience at the venue. Our seats were general admission, so we were standing room on the floor. They brought us in a separate entrance from everyone else who had seats, and we never saw the lobby or any of the concession areas. I wish I could comment more on the rest of the facility, but my experience doesn't allow that. Allright, so back to point 1. “Achtung Baby” made me a U2 fan. I came out at a time when I was looking for my own music and not just listening to the music my parents listened to. I always thought it was a brave album: U2 had won two Grammys for The Joshua Tree and came back four years later with Achtung Baby as if to say, “Glad you liked that, now here's something completely different.” It's an album about conflict and resolution; a result of recording in Berlin after the reunification, and during the time guitarist The Edge was going through a rocky divorce. I also think it's a very “Vegas” album. It's dark, it's sexy, and it's full of temptation references. There's an arc through the album, and you can argue that it tells the story of a night out that goes a little too far, and the reconciliation that comes with the sunrise. So all of that is to say that when I found out my favorite band would be performing my favorite album in my favorite city, I packed up my favorite person and made for the promised land. Again, our tickets were General Admission, which is standing room only on the venue floor. We've done this once before; more than ten years ago. I waited in line all day to get us “close” to the stage, and always felt as though it was a one-time thing. When we bought General Admission tickets for this event, I made it clear to my wife that I was not going to spend a day in Vegas waiting in line. Thankfully, the event attempts to address this, somewhat successfully. If you have General Admission tickets, you can arrive at the Sphere between 8 am and 1 pm the day of the event to get a numbered wristband. Then you return to the venue around 5 pm, and they let you in based on the number on your wristband. It's not a perfect system, though. We drove to the Sphere to pick up our wristbands, and they didn't allow parking on the property for wristband pickup. So we had to park on a crowded side street and walk around a bunch of F1 fencing and bleachers to get to the part of the venue that was distributing wristbands. I understand charging for parking when there's an event, but not even letting someone park to run in and get a wristband for 2 minutes is bonkers. We stayed at the Wynn the night of the show, so we walked to the event in the evening. Getting there is easy, and there are signs through the Venetian directing you there. I thought we were going to end up taking the new pedestrian bridge that crosses over Koval from Venetian to the Sphere, but here again, they directed GA ticketholders out of the Venetian convention center building along Sands Avenue, where we had to cross Koval via the crosswalk. Then we had to walk along the north side of the building and enter via the “East VIP entrance.” Here is another complaint about the venue. They have got to streamline their entrance procedures. I think about a venue like T-Mobile Arena, which has similar capacity to the Sphere. It takes less than 5 minutes to scan your ticket, pass through security, and be inside that place. Sphere needs more doors, and more Security people at the door to make that process a little smoother. Once inside, we were directed down very dark, moody hallways toward the GA area. We stopped to use the restroom along the way, and I found the restrooms to be suitably massive. Excellent capacity for restrooms only intended for the GA crowd. There was also a bar/lounge, but we didn't really check it out. Upon entering the GA floor, we ran into a wall of people. I had seen in videos from previous shows that it seemed as though the stage left side had fewer people than stage right, and they literally dumped us out on the stage right side. We pushed our way over to the stage left side, and so despite getting there long after we should have with our wristbands we ended up about 10 people back from the stage. Not bad. We sat on the floor because it was still about an hour and a half before the band was to take the stage. I was pleasantly surprised to see a whole herd of cocktail waitresses walking the GA floor and taking drink orders. I have never seen that on a General Admission floor before. Around 7:30 or so, a DJ started playing. He was DJing from this modified car that slowly moved around the GA floor. When I heard the band chose a DJ for the opening act, I was really hoping that it wouldn't be “oonce-oonce club music,” and it turns out that I had nothing to worry about. This guy knew his audience, and was playing rock and pop hits from the 80's and 90's. The crowd was really getting into it and singing along with songs like “Livin on a Prayer.” It was a great fit. At about 8:40, the lights went down and the crowd got loud. Slowly, the band took the stage. Bono started singing a sort of short acapella song that I have not heard before, then the drums kicked in and the band launched into Zoo Station, the opening track of Achtung Baby. I don't want to spoil what happens, but I'll say that the way the band uses the screen here to kick off the show is really cool. If you think you might want to see the show, I'd recommend staying spoiler-free about the intro. It's really fun. The band played 7-8 tracks from Achtung Baby. They did not play them in exact album order, but in this first section, they played songs from the first 2/3rds of the album. Then they shifted gears a little and played a few other songs, mostly acoustic. This was the day after the Hamas attack on Israel, so this was mentioned, followed by I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Pride (In the Name of Love), and MLK. Then Bono announced it was “time to wake the Baby up,” and the band went on to finish Achtung Baby. This was probably my favorite part of the show for a couple reasons: 1) It's later in the show, so fewer people had posted photos and videos of this portion, so there were more surprises and 2) it's really the emotional emotional climax of the album, so I've always felt those songs hit pretty hard. After finishing the 2nd Achtung Baby section, the band said goodnight, but of course returned for their encore. The encore was kind of a greatest rocking hits section, where they did songs like Elevation, Vertigo, Where the Streets Have No Name, Beautiful Day, and of course, their new Vegas anthem Atomic City. I won't spoil Atomic City either, but it had some of my favorite visuals of the show. Let's talk about some of the visuals. We were concerned that where we were sitting, we would be so close to the screen that we couldn't appreciate the whole thing. There were times that we found ourselves looking around and above to take everything in, but I don't think we missed out on anything by being so close. There was another concern about getting dizzy. Some people get Vertigo (ha!) in Imax theaters, and the Sphere is like Imax on steroids. We only felt a little dizzy at one point, and that was during “Even Better Than The Real Thing.” So during this song, it has maybe the most impressive and complicated graphics of the entire show. They are structured like a moving monument to Elvis and Vegas, and they slowly and steadily move downward. I was looking up at these graphics and following them down with my eyes. When my eyes got to the fixed point of the stage, it felt like the stage was tilting up from the back and we were about to all fall over. They don't really use any flying or moving visuals that might convey motion from the viewer's point of view, so there weren't any other times I felt dizzy or motion-sick. At the end of the day, I think if you don't like the band - if they just rub you wrong no matter what they do - you're probably going to stay away, and that's fine. If you like a few of their songs and want to see a rock concert unlike anything else you've seen, it's worth checking out. And if you call yourself a fan, then you really shouldn't miss out on this experience. I think a band or artist could be intimidated by this venue and this space, it would be easy to be afraid of being upstaged by the visuals and the scale of everything, but I think U2 is the perfect group to launch this facility. 25 years ago they were touring with (what was at the time) the biggest video screen in the world, so these are guys who know how to utilize large scale visuals in their shows and embrace the technology.
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My badass babe! This is a transformational episode dripping with codes for you to integrate and embody → to step out of your safety identity and into your soul essence identity For years I was showing up, what I lovingly refer to as, the boring basic b*tch. Dimming my light → dressing in a way that everyone else was Hiding who I truly am at the core of my soul → protecting myself Living life for others → constantly people pleasing The playin' it safe girl who knew she was meant for something more, something greater than she could even imagine Slowly but surely I started to expand and step into who I am. But something within me felt capped - almost like a concept I didn't fully grasp yet. Like my soul wanted to expand more but my logic brain was keeping me where I was. I finally realized I didn't make this ONE energetic decision that changed everything for me Press play to find out and massively transform your life/business! -- Join me inside the Abundance through Alignment Challenge for
I haven't heard the track yet, but I'm hearing it, the Essence of it right now. And you are too, you're feeling the place that flute comes out of, that Feeling blossoms out of, your dreams come from Here. Just like his long-awaited album of his came from Here. That long-awaited goal of yours, that goal God planted in you, will come from Here. These words I share come from here. We share This Place, but we're often too busy for This Place. So right now let's relax into This Place. Breathe into This Place, breathe into (y)our Heart. Exhale that breath down into (y)our Heart. Exhale that Joy down into (y)our Heart. Where the rest of the Joy already is. Do you feel that? It makes this body sway, even though if there were any other bodies here they'd say, 'there's no music playing. Why is she rocking? What is she hearing?" I'm hearing what you're hearing, but I'm paying attention to It, I'm loving It, as It loves me, as I love you. nik p.s. Love appearing as André Lauren Benjamin, if this finds you, let's have a GoOD chat! I love you
Do you ever look at prayer as this big intimidating thing? You have the intention of praying yet you don't know what to say or where to start. You draw blank when you start the sentence, "Lord Jesus I pray..." Instead you avoid it all together and take care of the situation yourself. Prayer becomes something you participate in only when it is your absolute last resort. This was exactly me in the beginning of 2021. Slowly and slowly God softened my heart and I learned who He was. The more I learned is love for me, the more I trusted Him with my heart and my thoughts. Today is a story about understanding how God can show up. He can take a messy situation and help you understand how He is always with you.Two girls and google maps lead to an eventful and rocky situation. God shows up and reminds His children that He never leaves them and is always working things for your good.This is true for you too. He wants your heart and trust in Him. The deeper your roots grow, the more you will see His continuous blessings over your life.
Join Premium! Ready for an ad-free meditation experience? Join Premium now and get every episode from ALL of our podcasts completely ad-free now! Just a few clicks makes it easy for you to listen on your favorite podcast player. Become a PREMIUM member today by going to --> https://WomensMeditationNetwork.com/premium Slow down, And bring yourself into this moment. Out of your head, And into your heart. PAUSE… Find your breath, Imagining it as a river flowing in, And out of you. Bringing you life as you inhale, And releasing the old on your exhale. PAUSE… Breathe in and renew, Breathe out and let go. Breathe deep into you, Breathe out into flow. PAUSE… All the blessings live here, In the aliveness of this moment. You relax further into yourself, And notice pieces falling from the constructed life around you. PAUSE… All the expectations, All the shoulds, All the limiting beliefs. The matrix begins to crumble, And you begin to clear. LONG PAUSE… All the blessings come into focus. The blade of grass kissed by the morning dew. The miracle of your beautiful body. The sounds of laughter from someone you love. The home you find as you nestle into those special arms. PAUSE… Like a small piece of the puzzle, Each blessing comes together,, And clicks into place. Slowly reconstructing the life around you. Connected to the life within you. PAUSE… Breathe in and renew, Breathe out and let go. Breathe deep into you, Breathe out into flow. LONG PAUSE… All the blessings surround you, Just open your eyes and see. Be here in this moment, Breathe them in, And let them fill you up. Namaste, Beautiful
The reason for using a short line for dogs boils down to this: control. It sounds extreme, but in dog psychology, the one in control is the one in charge. And when your dog runs under tables and around the garden uncontrollably, and you're having a hard time catching them, you're not in control! The short line for dogs helps you regain control without raising your voice, resorting to harsh strategies, and losing your composure (news flash: in your dog's eyes, a rattled dog owner is NOT a worthy pack leader). Let's talk more about why you should ABSOLUTELY include the short line in your arsenal of helpful dog training tools. Key Takeaways The short line helps establish control, signaling to the dog that the owner is in charge and can guide behavior effectively. The short line makes training sessions cooperative, reducing power struggles and distractions. It facilitates quicker learning without resorting to harsh measures. Acting as a physical boundary, the short line helps the dog understand limits, enabling quick corrections and reinforcing the owner's authority. LEARN HOW TO BE THE LEADER YOUR DOG NEEDS WITH THE DOG CALMING CODE Table of Contents Using the Short Line for Dogs: What Is It? 5 Reasons Why Using the Short Line for Dogs Can Change Your Dog Guide to Using the Short Line for Dogs Using The Short Line + The Dog Calming Code Can Transform Your Dogs Using The Short Line for Dogs: What Is It? The short line is a fairly simple tool: a basic lead attached to a dog's harness. This lead's length ranges between 1-2 meters. No fancy instructions are involved; all you need to do is to attach it to your dog's harness safely. As simple as it is, the short line can transform training. Dogs are brilliant, and they understand the concept of control. Do you notice how they run away whenever you chase them? The reason is this: dogs know that as long as you miss them, they win. They're in charge. You have lost control and, therefore, also lose your authority. When the dogs perceive that they can do whatever they want without you being able to correct it, they assume leadership. They see themselves as the pack leader. And the pack leader is firm in their ways. When dogs think they're the leader, they are much harder to train. This is the reason why I love the short line. When you use a short line, you tell your dog, "No, you're not in charge. I am. I can control you when I need to." Slowly, as your dog sees that you can simply use the line to catch them, they will realize that they are not the leader. It's like playing a game of tag! When it's apparent that someone can't catch us no matter what they do, we feel like we rule the game. It's a different story when the opponent is capable in every way! We become more aware that we're not the top players, and we have to be mindful of what other people will do. THE DOG CALMING CODE: THE #1 PROGRAM YOU NEED FOR CALMER, WELL-BEHAVED DOGS 5 Reasons Why Using the Short Line for Dogs Can Change Your Dog There's so much that goes into training a dog THE RIGHT WAY. Using a tool like the short line can improve training and address issues such as: protectiveness fear-based aggression resource guarding lack of boundaries non-stop barking recall problems dog anxiety One single short line = tons of perks. Here are three reasons why using the short line can change your dog… and your overall training experience! Reason #1: It Makes Training Easier It's hard to train a dog that is always running away from you. With the short line, training sessions become less of a power struggle and more of a cooperative effort between you and your dog. Using a short leash helps you handle your dog better in different situations without needing to shout. It creates a peaceful atmosphere for both you and your dog. When you use the short line properly, you are not leading with aggression but guiding with gentle firmness. When your dog knows you have the end of the short line, they pay closer attention, learning commands more quickly. In their eyes, you have taken the leadership from them. The short line reduces distractions for your dog, making it easier for them to focus on your instructions and smooths out the training process for both of you. KNOW WHY THE DOG CALMING CODE IS TRUSTED BY OVER 88,000 DOG OWNERS Reason #2: You Regain Control Using a short line pulls the reins of control back into your hands—quite literally. In the wild dance of chasing your dog around the yard, the short line is your dance partner that never steps on your toes. It's a clear and gentle reminder to your dog that while freedom is good, it comes with limits. With a short line, you can quickly and efficiently correct behaviors without breaking stride, ensuring that your dog understands who is leading the training. Reason #3: You Establish Boundaries Boundaries are essential in any relationship, and it's no different with your dog. A short line is a physical representation of these limits. It helps your dog learn where their space ends and where yours begins. When they are like a running fireball around the house, correcting them won't come with a chase and a shout anymore. You can simply pick up the short line and put them to timeout. Dogs are fast learners! They WILL GET why you guided them into timeout. Reason #4: You Show You're a Confident and Capable Leader Dogs are pack animals and naturally look for a leader—someone who is confident and capable. By effectively using a short line, you are demonstrating these qualities. Your calm assertiveness tells your dog that you are in charge, not out of intimidation but out of competence. This approach builds trust and respect, the cornerstones of any strong pack leader that dogs FIERCELY trust. Reason #5: You Teach Your Dogs What Is and What Is Not Expected of Them One of the fundamental aspects of training with a short line is setting clear expectations. When your dog understands what behaviors are rewarded and which are corrected, they make better choices. The short line is a constant, gentle guide that helps communicate these lessons. It's not just about preventing unwanted behaviors; it's about encouraging your dog to make the right decisions on their own, promoting a sense of achievement and confidence in their daily life. Reason #6: The Short Line for Dogs Makes Catching Your Dog So Much Easier! The short line not only saves you from the stress and exhaustion of running after your dogs all the time; it also prevents you from catching the dog via the collar (which is a feat on its own!). With the short line, you can just grab the leash OR stand on the end of the leash as soon as you sense your dog gearing to bolt out. THE DOG CALMING CODE: THE ONLINE DOG TRAINING PROGRAM THAT CAN CHANGE DOG BEHAVIOR Guide to Using the Short Line for Dogs #1: Choose a Lead That's 1-2 Meters Long Look for a leash that's between 1 and 2 meters long, ensuring it's tough enough to withstand your dog's movements and strength. #2: Attach the Lead to the Harness Securely connect the lead to your dog's harness, ensuring it's properly fastened to prevent any unexpected escapes. #3: Let the Dog Roam Around With the Short Line Trailing Behind Give your dog some freedom to wander while the short line follows along, allowing them to explore without feeling too restricted. #4: Always Keep an Eye On Your Dog If a Short Line is Attached to Them. Safety First! Make sure to stay vigilant and keep a close watch on your dog, especially when they're connected to the short line, ensuring they stay out of harm's way. NEVER LEAVE THE SHORT LINE ATTACHED WITHOUT ANY SUPERVISION. #5: You Don't Use the Short Line Forever. Put it On For Several Minutes Until Your Dog Behaves Better. Use the short line for short intervals, giving your dog a chance to learn proper behavior. Gradually increase the time as they begin to exhibit improved conduct. CHANGE YOUR DOG'S BEHAVIOR THE RIGHT WAY WITH THE DOG CALMING CODE Using The Short Line + The Dog Calming Code Can Transform Your Dogs The short line is effective. It has worked for tens of thousands of dogs. But the short line is just a tool. You have to get the strategies that will make dogs know that short line = your control, first and foremost. Or else… the short line will be less effective, especially if your dog struggles to see you as the leader. Don't worry, I have the solution for that! My online dog training program, The Dog Calming Code™️, helps dog owners like you learn how to be the calm, confident AND capable leader that dogs listen to! So when you do have to use the short line, your dog already knows YOU MEAN BUSINESS and you want them to listen. You can click this link here to learn more about the Dog Calming Code. ~ Doggy Dan
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As a kid, I would eat everything that was put in front of me and then go back for seconds. But I was thin, so my weight wasn't an issue. As I grew up, I ate to escape: from work stress, from family relationships, and from fear in general. I was wracked with so much worry and resentment that, night after night, I had difficulty sleeping. I turned to food in the shape of huge meals, constant snacking, and eating again before bed. I was buying two to three bottles of antacids at a time to deal with my reflux. My doctor, whom I'd known and trusted for years, told me point-blank: “Your weight is unacceptable.” Dangerously high blood pressure and a myriad of other issues were threatening my health. I had to find a way to not only lose weight, but to keep it off. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) has transformed my life. Slowly but surely, I practiced replacing fear with faith. Now that I've been in FA for over sixteen years, why do I keep coming? The longer I work the FA program and the Twelve Steps, the better my life gets. It's been a wonderful journey.
Missionary Girl Finds Expression in Her Sexuality at CollegeBy CelinasFantasy Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.As I sit in class with the sixty or so other students, the lecture fades away. There’s just Dr. Smith as he lays out the scenario to teach us about social inequality. He comes closer to my desk and his passionate blue eyes fall on me. Couldn’t he just lean a little closer, drop that pen he always uses to teach with, that he clicks to make a point, and then get on his knees right in front of me? I bet the stubble on his sharp jaw would feel great against my calf. Then he’d just happen to notice that I don’t have anything on under my skirt. He’d have the class do something, then stroke up my legs, kiss and lick up my thighs, hold me in place and tell me to be quiet so he can give me a ‘private lesson’.Just like any other day in class, he’d be completely in control while I’d be struggling to stay quiet and fighting my blush so no one notices anything is a miss as he slowly licks and kisses up to my cunt, I squeeze my legs together tightly and try to focus on my notes. Getting distracted by another fantasy about Dr. Smith isn’t going to help me get my degree, even if I think it’s a better way to spend class time, study time, and those nights where my roommate is with her boyfriend.His eyes flick to me and I answer his question, “It’s the institutionalized racism that sets the groundwork for such practices and methods of thinking to continue without change. It’s easier to change minds than to dismantle an entire set of laws, communities, and address the history they’re founded on.”“Very good, Celina,” he appraises with a smile.My own answers right away and I dip my head to try to keep it focused through the rest of class. Just thirty minutes left and I’ll be free of the torture of watching Dr. Smith, trying to focus, and fighting the growing lust that keeps filling me. I reach for my cross necklace, trying to pull myself back into place. What would my mother think of me getting distracted by an older man after getting home from a mission trip!She always says I’m the best daughter she could ask for. She tells her friends I have a good head on my shoulder, that I’m going to do great things in the world someday and that I’m living just like a good Mormon girl should.I always took that as a compliment, until I realized I’m one of the only virgins in my dorm. I’m definitely the oldest virgin in the dorm. Twenty years old and I’m the only one who’s never had sex.The thought makes me blush.A part of me just wants to get it over with. I’ve heard it’s painful the first time, but after that it’s magical and wonderful.Tugging on the cross again and feeling the chain bite into the back of my neck banishes the thought.It’s a miracle I make it through class without embarrassing myself by answering a question wrong or voicing exactly what I’m thinking. Of course, Dr. Smith asks me to 'hang back’ after class.When the others leave he hands me something. I stare at the paper. “You want me to be your teacher’s assistant this year?”“You know what you’re doing in every sociology class, Celina. I know you said you want to be a social worker and that’s great, but I want you to be a teacher’s assistant for me so you can see all the options. You could go into law and really defend people. You could teach, you could be a researcher, and become one of the people I teach about. Plus, being a teacher’s assistant looks great on resumes,” he winks at me.That one little move and the smile he gives me has me wetter than porn. I force the best and most innocent smile I can when I agree. I wave to him, “have a good weekend!” “You too, Celina! Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do,” he calls.I hear him chuckle and catch something I shouldn’t hear as it echoes down the hall, “that means you can pretty much do anything.”I blush again and quickly head across campus to my dorm. I get back to the dorm and flop on the lower bunk bed. Less than ten minutes later, my roommate, Millie comes in. She sits with me on my bed.“Happy first week of classes,” she says softly.“You too,” I sigh.“Still thinking about some guy you met in, where did you go again?” She nudges my leg.“I went to the Dominican Republic. I met plenty of people, but no guy,” I admit, playing with my necklace again. “I just didn’t want to go another year as the reigning champ of those ice breaker games.”“Aww, innocent little Celina being good for her parents,” Millie teases. “Come on. You’re twenty. You’re a whole adult! When are you going to start living the life you want instead of the one your mother has all laid out for you?”“She has connections,” I grumble.“To be a social worker? I’m pretty sure as long as you have a degree and you’re willing to show up they’ll take you. They’re so backlogged and overworked,” Millie huffs. “Anyway, working crazy hours and stressing about bills is right around the corner. Don’t you want to have some fun before then?”“I have, ” I can’t make myself say fun.Going on Mission trips used to be fun. I got to work hard, I got to help people. I got to travel. I didn’t always 'share the word of god’ because I wanted to learn everything about the people who were already there.Lately, though, I feel like there’s some leash on me that keeps getting tighter. My mom has been promising surprise visits, she’s told me she’s found some nice boys that might be an option for me someday. She’s planning out every bit of my life and my control just keeps slipping away.“Celina?” Millie nudges me.“I’ve never been to a frat party, you know?”“Oh, I know. And if you would have told me that you had, I wouldn’t have believed you,” she laughs.“We should change that,” I mumble.“Oh. My. God. I thought you’d never ask!” Millie squeals as she jumps up. She runs right to her closet and starts pulling things out. “You’re going to be such a fun Barbie to play with. No more long skirts and flowy tops that hide your curves.”“You haven’t seen my curves!”“Honey, when you get back from the shower you clutch your towel so tightly that I get jealous of that hourglass figure. Now we just have to dress you properly and you’re going to be all the guys can think of.”“Millie, don’t go crazy. There can’t be any pictures that tag me, there can’t be anything that my mom will see and-”“You’re being a normal college girl for once in your life! I’m so excited that I’m not going to let anything ruin it. If you like one party, then we’ll be able to go to more, and trust me, I want you there.”I laugh and she goes over the rules with me while making me try on a ton of different outfits. From skin-tight jeans that won’t button with my hips to skirts that are truly sinful. She finally hides me from the mirror with a bright smile while doing my makeup and hair.I’m stuffed in some little pink dress that feels amazing on my skin and at least covers my ass. It shows some cleavage, holds to my body until my hips, then flairs out just enough that I feel like I actually have clothes on.“What’s the top three rules, Celina?” She asks after coating my lips with something.“Don’t take drinks from anyone if they’re already open. Don’t go into a room with a bunch of guys alone. Always make sure I can see you,” I repeat.“That’s right. We’re going to the frats together, so we’re leaving together,” she says seriously.“You’re starting to scare me. It sounds dangerous,” I grumble.“Frat guys can be like starved animals and tonight you look like a perfect steak. They’re going to want to drag you back to their rooms and fuck you until you can’t stand it anymore. Trust me, that’s no way to lose your virginity,” She points mascara at me. “Now, try to keep your eyes still.”While she keeps working on my face and hair I think of that image. Multiple men fighting over me, wanting me, trying to claim me, and using every hole they can get. Even my back hole which I’ve seen in porn and, honestly, I enjoyed myself after taking off my cross and hoping God wouldn’t judge.That doesn’t sound terrible. Being wanted that badly that men are willing to share, being craved and taught so much in one night. Being offered everything,“You got quiet. Are you still going to go with me?” She asks.“Yes! I’m going. Trust me. I want to be there,” I assure with a smile.“You look like you’re going to be naughty. If that’s what you want, just tell me before you disappear into a room. I can vet the guys for you,” she says.“How?”“I’ve slept with some and my brother is at the frat we’re going to. He knows the guys who understand the word 'no’ and he’ll make sure we stay safe. The guys already know that if they so much as insult me, Eric will kick their asses to the moon and then they’ll get to explain why they can’t have sex for a week or two,” she laughs darkly.Finally, Millie lets me see my reflection.I feel brand new. I look like myself, only upgraded and I had no idea I was anything like this. I bounce a little and she hands me cut flats. “I’d say heels, but those take practice and we might be on our feet for hours, so we’re not doing that.”“Next time,” I agree.“I like the idea of next time, especially since you’re already so gung-ho about it!” She bounces while taking my hand.We walk to the frat houses and head to the largest one that has a crowd of people eagerly standing around. It’s barely dark out and already people are openly drinking on campus. There’s some odd-smelling smoke too.Millie rolls her eyes. “If someone offers you something to smoke, definitely say no.”“No need to worry about that,” I assure, wrinkling my nose.We head inside, using the door to the first floor where there’s two wide open sections. People are playing beer-pong, other games, and dancing. Millie mixes a drink, tells no less than three guys to fuck off, then hands me the red-solo cup.“Sip that. I mix strong drinks,” she warns.“Who’s your gorgeous friend, Mills?” A tall boy asks. He looks familiar but I can’t remember him.I take a full drink of what Millie made and sputter.She laughs. “I told you, Celina. Go slow.” She turns to the guy. “Ryan, you know my roommate.”“Holy shit. Look at you. Came out of the bible and looking good,” he drinks me in.Millie elbows him. “Are you still my boyfriend or are you shopping around?”“All yours, beautiful. You did a great job.” He kisses her neck and murmurs more compliments in her ear until she’s giggling and more than happy to kiss him.“Really Mills? In the kitchen? Take it up to Ryan’s room,” Eric, her older brother orders.I’ve met him more than her boyfriend and had a little too much eagerness to come today since finding out he and his girlfriend broke up. Eric is as gorgeous as Millie, plus he’s essentially a full wall of muscle.He’s the kind of guy a girl can only dream about with deep green eyes, tan skin, wild surfer-boy hair and enough meat on his frame to make any girl want to swoon just so he’d catch them in his arms.He looks me over slowly as he takes a long drink from a bottle of beer. “Well, you look nice, Celina.”“Thanks, it’s all Millie,” I mumble, feeling out of place now that Millie is actively making out with her boyfriend and lost to the rest of the world.Eric rounds the counter between us. “It’s not all Millie.”He offers me his hand and leads me to the dance floor. I stand on my toes as I notice how everyone else is dancing. I press myself against his chest after stumbling to try and reach his ear.“I don’t know how to dance like this.”“I’ll teach you,” he promises.He turns me around. “Take two big drinks.”I do that, hissing as the alcohol hits my tongue. After my third drink, he steals my cup from me and takes a drink for himself. Eric guides me back until my ass is cradled by his hips. “Just move with me, Celina. Let me guide it and stay pressed to me like glue.”I do what he says. It’s easier to let go than I figured it would be. Eric dances with me,rubs my hips until I feel all gooey inside, and controls my drinking so I’m never more than buzzed. I can appreciate the fun without worrying, but I’m not tripping over myself like some other girls.Another guy comes up and dances in front of me. Eric chuckles and puts my hand on the other guy’s shoulder.I giggle and stroke down his chest. He moves with me, slides his thigh between my legs so I’m grinding on him and I gasp at the rush of pleasure that pulses through my body in tune with the music.Two attractive men rubbing against me, hard and muscular, and, it’s so much better than fantasizing about a professor or getting papers done early just to watch Friends re-runs. I moan when the guy in front of me runs his fingers through my hair and guides my head back.“You want a kiss, baby?” he croons.I nod hopelessly as I eye his full lips. He kisses me slowly, drawing it out like he knows it’s my first time. I melt against him.Eric, unwilling to let me forget him, starts kissing across my neck in a way that sparks a fire low in my belly. I feel like I’m made of lava and the pressure just keeps building. I turn my head and Eric’s mouth fits mine.Unlike the man in front of me, Eric doesn’t take his time. He’s not soft, he’s full of demands. His tongue pushes between my lips and claims me entirely. All I can do is suck his tongue and try to answer the soft strokes as he explores my mouth and takes everything he wants.He cups my breast in one big hand while the guy in front of me palms my ass.I’ve never felt hornier in my life. I moan and roll my hips on the other guy’s thigh, needing more of that delicious friction of his hard cock if we’re going to be keeping this up. They both feed me kisses, press me harder between their bodies, fight over my attention until I’m so high on the lust coursing through my body, I can’t get enough.I want all of them. The dress, their clothes, it’s all in the way.Eric tosses back the rest of my drink, then throws me over his shoulder. I gasp. “Hey!”“You’re coming with me, Celina,” Eric decides.“Don’t leave me out!” The other guy complains.He follows us and keeps playing with my hair. “You’re a naughty thing aren’t you?”“I want to be,” I say, even as my cross necklace hits me in the face.I lean forward and bite Eric’s ass through his jeans. He chuckles. “You’re playing a dangerous game, Celina. Be careful since you don’t know the rules.”I giggle and bite him again. He tosses me down in a bed and I see two other guys already in the room he brought me to. I don’t know them, but I don’t care. Eric is someone I can trust. He takes off his shirt and climbs on top of me, feeding me more of his hot, controlling, delicious kisses.“Celina,” he whispers against my lips, “I want you to meet my friends.”“Hi,” I say before pulling Eric back to me and stroking over his gorgeous body. His arms are so strong, so amazing.“James is the one you met on the dance floor,” Eric says while sitting back on his heels and pulling one of my feet over his shoulder to kiss up my calf.James kisses me hungrily, his hand slipping into the top of my dress to stroke the sensitive skin of my breast. A moan bubbles from my throat as his fingers close around my nipple, tugging and massaging until I can’t control my squirming.“Tuck and Aaron are both here in the room,” Eric continues.I look over and see both of the other guys watching. Eric nips the inside of my knee. “Do you want them to kiss you too? To touch your gorgeous body?”“Maybe,” I say before licking my lips.Eric chuckles. “Looks like you two are on the sidelines for the start.”“Boo,” One of them says.“Shut it, Tuck, enjoy the show,” the other one, with thick blonde hair, says sharply.Eric and James pull the whole mattress off the bed and to the middle of the floor. I stretch out, enjoying the envious looks of the guys as the skirt of my dress rides up. Eric’s face blushes despite the hunger in his gaze.“I don’t think she needs underwear, what about you, James?” Eric asks.“Seems like a waste to me,” he agrees.“Please,” I tug at my own soaking panties. “Off?”“What a good girl,” Eric pulls me closer to him and spreads my legs. “You want these panties off?”“Yes,” I whimper, feeling exposed as he stretches my legs wide so everyone can see exactly how wet my cotton panties are.“So wet already,” Eric croons. “Is your cunt aching to be filled?”“Yes!” I whine. “Please, I want you to fill me!”Eric and James slide my underwear off and I start fighting my dress. Tuck, the one with black hair and dark eyes slowly guides my dress up until it’s only covering my breasts. He kisses me slowly, only breaking the kiss to finish removing my dress.I moan as the cool air hits my skin and tightens my nipples into hard, needy peaks. Tuck takes care of that, sucking one nipple into his mouth while massaging my other breast. I moan as his tongue swirls and flicks over my nipple.As if that’s not enough, I see James lower his body between my legs. He kisses across my thigh and Eric smiles. “He’s going to make sure you’re all ready for us, Celina. We don’t want you hurting.”“Please!” I beg even as my fingers wind into Tuck’s hair. “I want, ”“I know you want plenty” Eric croons. “We’re going to take our time and do it right. Especially if you want all of us.”I nod and he strokes through my hair. I whimper and lift my hips when James licks over my clitoris.Eric grins. “You like that?”“Yes, so much!” I groan.James does it again and again, using his tongue in ways that have me dizzy. He moans and sucks the same spot, making my toes curl in the stupid shoes I still have on. Eric unzips his jeans in front of me.“You wanted to bite my ass, can you be a good girl and settle for sucking?” He asks.I eye his gorgeous big cock and nod as I lick my lips. “Yes. Please!”He grins and slowly eases into my mouth. He whispers instructions, “lick and suck.That’s right. Use your tongue. Fuck, your mouth is so tight, so hot and wet. You’re perfect, Celina. You’ve been hiding so much.”I moan and take him deeper, wanting to fit as much as possible in my mouth. I like how full he makes me feel, how powerful I feel as he fills my throat again and again. It’s wonderful, and I just want more.“Slowly. I don’t want to cum without fucking you. I’m your warm-up, Celina,” Eric purrs.I get him to the point where he’s shaking, but then I can’t hold back. My back arches and I moan. James’ tongue demands my attention as he sucks and licks at the same time, just like Eric told me to do.I gasp and grip his hair tighter and nearly scratch Tuck’s scalp as I try to find something to hold onto.Eric strokes through my hair. “Come, sweetheart. Just let go and enjoy it.”I whimper, but when Tuck’s teeth graze my nipple, I burst. My eyes flutter shut as pleasure shoots through me. I try to close my legs, try to wiggle away from the overwhelming feeling, but I’m locked between these three men with nowhere to go.I come down from the high and see them switching positions. Eric holds my leg up and groans. “Such a pretty cunt. I think you want something inside it, don’t you, Celina?”“Yes,” I say in a hoarse voice.“Good girl. Take Tuck in your mouth and I’ll finger you,” he barters.I do exactly as I’m told. Tuck thrusts into my mouth, so I get to take him even deeper than Eric. Even when I start to gag, I just pull him closer. My eyes roll back as Eric eases two fingers into my cunt.I know I can take more thanks to the toy I’ve been using – the one Millie bought me as a joke. What I don’t expect is something wet against my ass. I start to pull away from Tuck, but he holds my chin.There’s a First For Everything,“Aaron likes eating ass. Is that okay?” he asks.I nod weakly. My legs are shaking. His tongue, Eric’s fingers, Tuck’s cock filling my throat. A hand cups my other breast, pinching and teasing my nipple. There’s James. It’s all too much and not enough at the same time.I cum again as Eric fingers me hard and fast. Tuck’s legs shake and I suck harder, determined to pull him down with me. He groans and rasps, “you want my cum, baby?”I nod and grab his ass, jerking him further down my throat just as Aaron slides a finger into my ass. Tuck and I come apart together. He fills my mouth with cum as my whole body tightens and lightning bolts of ecstasy shoot through me.Tuck chuckles softly and pets my hair after I swallow. “Such a good girl. Where have you been hiding?”“In her dorm all this time,” Eric says before pulling on a condom. “You belong right here, don’t you Celina?”“More?” I ask.The guys chuckle, then I hear another condom being put on. Tuck sits on his bed,watching with hungry, eager eyes. James helps me onto my knees. Eric lifts me onto his lap until his cock nudges my cunt.“Can you take me?”I nod. “You’re only a little bigger than my toy.”“What about Aaron in your ass?”I look back at him and nod slowly, but face Eric. “You first.”“Yes, sweetheart. Me first.”He slowly guides me down his cock. I thought he was only a little bigger than my toy, but he feels a million times better. I grip his shoulders hard, whimpering as I take every inch. He helps me move up and down, his hands on my hips firmly. He kisses me softly, whispers encouragements, then settles for kissing my throat.I feel Aaron nudging my ass with his cock, then something wet and slippery coats that back hole and my crack. I can’t look since James offers me his cock, tapping it against my lips.I open for him and moan as he fills me. He runs his fingers through my hair as Aaron kisses across my shoulder.“You’re such a good girl, taking all of us. Such a treasure,” he purrs.Already, my toes are curling. I love feeling this full of them. I love feeling this used, this valued. When Aaron slowly eases into my ass, I feel the pressure, the little pricks of pain, all of it, it feels so good. “Holy fuck give it to me harder” I yell.Eric increases the pace and rubs my clit while James keeps nodding and telling me how well I take his cock. By the time I realize I’m hurting, Aaron is already completely inside of me.I gasp and James pulls out of my mouth. “How does that feel?”“Do you want us to stop?” Eric asks seriously.“No, don’t stop. Don’t ever stop. So good,” I moan as cum drips down my lips, my head hitting Eric’s shoulder.When he and Aaron move, I nearly scream as I come apart. It’s too intense, too overwhelming. My thighs are all slick with my own wetness and I feel dirty in the best way. I lean towards James once the orgasm passes and take him deep in my throat.I can’t get enough of them. The way they grunt and groan around me, the compliments they give me, how they restrain themselves so I don’t get hurt. James comes first, filling my mouth again until I have to swallow twice to get it all down.Then Eric and Aaron nod. They take everything up a notch. Instead of moving together like they were, they find a pace that’s opposite of each other. I can’t catch my breath, I can’t think straight, all I feel is pleasure like I could only dream about. I take whatever kisses I’m offered, I hold onto both men as they share me, I cum more times than I can count, until finally, they both finish with growls and sharp grunts.They slide out of me and I lay on the mattress, sore all over from this new experience, breathless, and overwhelmed.“Get showered,” Eric orders the other guys.They leave only once I have a blanket over me. Eric pushes my hair from my face and chuckles at whatever expression I have on.“You’re a treasure, Celina,” he whispers in my ear before kissing me slowly. I smile and he chuckles. “There you are.”“I want more,” I stroke down his chest. “I want to feel that good always.”“I’m more than happy to make you feel that good again, but right now, you need to rest.You’re already going to be sore,” he kisses my forehead.After a few minutes, he manages to sneak me into a bathroom and helps me scrub down in the shower stall without getting my hair or face wet. Once I’m dry and dressed, he leads me back downstairs with a wicked glint in his eyes.We’re keeping a secret from his sister, I know that. He dances with me again, gets me another drink, and doesn’t hesitate to grab my ass whenever he wants. I realize I left my underwear in his room, but I can’t make myself care about that either.I’m sure Millie won’t like me dancing with her brother. I’m sure my best friend won’t be happy that her brother and his friends took a whole lot of my firsts today, but all I can think about is when I can have them again. When I can have anyone again like that.Eric pulls me back against him. “I ruined your sweetness, didn’t I?”“No,” I stroke down his chest and grin. “You just made me a whole lot greedier for things I didn’t even know were possible.”He kisses me quickly. “Anytime you want fun, you know where to come.”“Your room?”“Sure, I’ll make you come there, the bathroom, your room, the library, there’s a list of places. I’m a very kinky guy like that” he chuckles.I smile and twist under his arm. Why the hell did I wait so long to take what I want, especially when it means having this kind of pleasure and this kind of fun?By CelinasFantasy
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Listen along as we continue our series through Proverbs. Notes//Quotes: Prov 18:22 & 21:19 - Mike Reading Title: Blessing Or Ball & Chain “So where did this pessimism come from, and why is it so out of touch with reality? Paradoxically, it may be that the pessimism comes from a new kind of unrealistic idealism about marriage, born of a significant shift in our culture's, understanding of the purpose of marriage. Legal scholar John Witte, Jr., says that the earlier "ideal of marriage as a permanent contractual union designed for the sake of mutual love, procreation, and protection, is slowly giving way to a new reality of marriage as a ‘terminal sexual contract' designed for the gratification of the individual parties. Witte points out that in western civilizations there of been several competing views of what the “form and function” of marriage should be. The first two were in the Catholic and Protestant perspectives. Though different in many particulars, they both taught that the purpose of marriage was to create a framework for lifelong devotion and love between a husband and a wife. It was a solemn bond, designed to help each party subordinate individual impulses, and interests in favor of the relationship, to be a sacrament of God's love (the Catholic emphasis) and serve the common good the (Protestant Emphasis). Marriage created by bringing male and female into a binding partnership. In particular, lifelong marriage, was seen as creating, the only kind of social stability in which children could grow and thrive. The reason that society had a vested interest in the institution of marriage, was because children could not flourish as well in any other kind of environment. However, Witte explains that a new view of marriage emerged from the 18th and 19th century Enlightenment. Older cultures taught their members to find meaning in duty, by embracing their assigned social roles, and caring them out faithfully. During the Enlightenment, things begin to shift. The meaning of life came to be seen as the fruit of the freedom of the individual to choose the life that most fulfills him or her personally. Instead of finding meaning, through self denial, through giving up one's freedom, and binding oneself to the duties of marriage and family, marriage was redefined as finding emotional and sexual fulfillment and self actualization. Proponents of this new approach, did not see the essence of marriage as located in either its divine sacramental symbolism or as a social bond given to benefit the broader human commonwealth. Rather, marriage was seen as a contract between two parties for mutual individual growth and satisfaction. In this view, married persons married for themselves, not to fulfill responsibilities to God, or society. Parties should, therefore, be allowed to conduct their marriage in anyway they deemed beneficial to them, and no obligation to church, tradition, or broader community should be imposed on them. In short, the Enlightenment, privatized marriage, taking it out of the public sphere, and redefined its purpose as individual gratification, not any "broader, good" such as reflecting God's nature, producing character, or raising children. Slowly, but surely, this newer understanding of the meaning of marriage has displaced the older ones in western culture. - Timothy Keller “The sage, is writing from the perspective of the man. As one looks at a pig and sees only the gold ring, so is a man who is so enamored by a woman's physical beauty that he does not recognize her lack of discretion. The sage is warning those who will listen that the beauty is not worth all the problems that a woman's indiscretion will bring to him. Later, in the poem concerning the virtuous woman, the sage will affirm that what is really important is not charm or beauty, but rather a woman's fear of Yahweh. “Beauty without wisdom is the height of incongruity.” - Tremper Longman “Destructive to marriage is the self fulfillment ethic that assumes marriage and the family are primarily institutions of personal fulfillment, necessary for us to become "whole" and happy. The assumption is that there is someone right for us to marry, and then, if we look closely enough, we will find the right person. This moral assumption overlooks a crucial aspect to marriage. It fails to appreciate the fact that we always marry the wrong person. We never know whom we marry; we just think we do. Or even if we first, marry the right person, just give it a while, and he or she will change. For marriage, being (the enormous thing it is) means we are not the same person after we have entered it. The primary problem is… learning how to love and care for the stranger to whom you find yourself married.” - Stanley Hauerwas
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5G technology has been rolling out since 2019. But in large parts of the world, population coverage is still at less than 50%. Why? And why, where 5G exists, are we still getting lower-than-promised speeds?This week's guest is Andy Bryant. He's Marketing leader for HPE's telecommunications solutions worldwide. He'll be explaining the tech behind the rollout, and why it'll be so worth the wait for the full 5G experience.Do you have a question for the expert? Ask it here using this Google form: https://forms.gle/8vzFNnPa94awARHMAAbout today's guest: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andybryant?originalSubdomain=frThis is Technology Now, a weekly show from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Every week we look at a story that's been making headlines, take a look at the technology behind it, and explain why it matters to organisations and what we can learn from it.Sources and statistics cited in todays episode:The European 5G observatory: https://5gobservatory.eu/about/what-is-5g/OpenSignal report on global 5G coverage and performance: https://www.opensignal.com/2023/05/17/understanding-5g-and-overall-coverage-worldwideAsteroid mining: https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2221341120
A friend tells you a story about a woman he's dating. He mentions that she climaxes so easily that he has difficulty even holding hands with her, lest it trigger her. What's your thought process? Does she have a medical condition? Is she telling the truth? Is she clear on what an orgasm even feels like? Now, let's say you're a woman, and you're married to a man who likes to draw sexually explicit pictures of redheaded women. You're not a redhead. Should you be jealous or angry? Or does it not really matter? And, what if he slips off to do it at inconvenient times? If your female partner wants to have an MMF threesome with you, and the other man wants to "eat the leavings" after you and your partner have PIV sex, should you be ok with that? Does it matter if a man ingests your semen after you've made the deposit? We get a lot of our questions from Reddit, so for our listeners' enjoyment, here are links to some of the questions we discussed this week: https://ymmv.me/141/threesome https://ymmv.me/141/crying https://ymmv.me/141/fast https://ymmv.me/141/illustrator https://ymmv.me/141/too-long Twitter: @ymmvpod Facebook: ymmvpod Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Premium! Ready for an ad-free meditation experience? Join Premium now and get every episode from ALL of our podcasts completely ad-free now! Just a few clicks makes it easy for you to listen on your favorite podcast player. Become a PREMIUM member today by going to --> https://WomensMeditationNetwork.com/premium Live Life to the Fullest You have the choice to live your life to the fullest. Dream big…. and be the creator of your own landscape…today's energy healing will create a spark of empowerment and inspiration. Lets begin finding a comfortable easy position…..let your body guide you to what that is… Settle in….close down your eyes…drop your eyes downward to your heart…flood it with love and compassion… kindness…. I call forth blessings for this day, draw your Spirit close to re connect her with your deepest desires….for the highest and greatest good…and so it is…. Slowly….begin to take small sips of breath……in through your nose and out through your mouth….do this a few times…….notice how the air touches your nostrils and when you blow out it touches and flows over your lips…….feel the cool air in… and warm air out……. Now let your breath be normal….natural….and quiet……..sink in more and more. Your body is becoming so relaxed, light and peaceful……. You have all it takes within you to spark your deepest desires…..sometimes we are stuck in fear and it blocks us from seeing… feeling… and knowing… we have this capacity…. Let's release the old beliefs and fears that hold you back……drop your awareness to the base of your spine….visualize and create a strong cord attached from your base….at the other end is a heavy weight……drop it down down down to the center of the earth…….feel it hit the earth and feel anchored…….now scan your body for any resistance to feeling you can have it all….you can live your life to the fullest……don't just say it “feel” it…… Say in your mind I am living my life to the fullest….. Imagine holding a big thick book……it's a hard cover and leather bound…..place your hands on the book and infuse it with your energy and vibration…..take a deep breath in and out….. As you open it………tiny sparkles of pixie dust fly out and surround you and the room you're in……..Open it up to a blank clean page…….it's ready to be filled with your ideal life's desires….. What do you really want if anything was possible….. what would your best life look like….remember you can do anything………imagine you can decide….. Let's look at the next 12 months……what is something you want to experience, accomplish or change…. See and feel the future as if it is already here…….already..now…….PAUSE You are feeling so wonderful….having accomplished it all….grateful….. happy…. content and empowered……feel a smile come to your face and an inner smile in your heart…… Keep allowing this energy to bring you the happiness you deserve…..claim it….. Music……..PAUSE…… Now close the book……this energy has filled and raised your frequency……..You are living life to the fullest……..it already is….. Take a moment to come back to your body……your breath…and the room you're in…… As you open your eyes……..see the wondrous world that is yours…………. Healing Blessings~ Namaste
The Holdovers is set in the early 1970's at a New England boarding school where a few students have to stay on campus over the winter holidays. Cranky ancient history teacher Paul Hunham (Paul Giamatti) has to stay and supervise. Slowly, the curmudgeonly teacher, the school's head cook Mary Lamb (Da'Vine Joy Randolph), and the one remaining student, Angus Tully (Dominic Sessa), form a family-like bond. Eigil Bryld is an accomplished Danish cinematographer, known for his work on In Bruges, House of Cards, Ocean's 8 and much more. He thinks of cinematography as a kind of performance art. Making a movie means working with different people across departments who have complex and artistic personalities, and interacting with actors who are responsible for playing different characters. All these human elements of a movie must then be orchestrated in the best possible way and captured on film at one single point in time. Eigil found it a true delight to work with director Alexander Payne on The Holdovers. Payne has a great sense of humor and is genuinely interested in people and their lives, which is always a thread in his movies. Eigil had known Payne for a few years, but this was the first movie they have worked on together. He loved the script and found himself laughing out loud several times, while also finding the characters rich and poignant. The Holdovers is a 1970s period film, so Eigil and Payne had lengthy discussions of how it should look. Eigil referenced films from the early '70s, such as the Hal Ashby movies The Last Detail and The Landlord. “The problem was that everyone has an idea or recollection of what the '70s looked like, but that's probably very far from what movies ACTUALLY looked like back then,” Eigil says. “One of the things we tend to forget in the '70s, they would do everything to avoid grain. I mean, it's ironic nowadays, everybody's fighting to have grainy images. Back then they would fight to have the best possible lenses and now there's this gold rush for old lenses with lots of mistakes and half of it is not really in focus.” He and Payne went through a testing process to find the right 1970's look. At first, Eigil tested period lenses and cameras, but realized it was more about capturing the spirit of the time- early '70s mid-budget movies had a kind of freedom to them, using lots of handheld shots and mostly available light. He tested 16 and 35mm cameras, but ended up shooting digital on an ARRI Alexa Mini and worked with the colorist to create a LUT with lots of yellow tonality in the highlights. Eigil shot The Holdovers with just one camera, and was also the sole operator. Camera placement was very important, with many of the shots in the movie framed portrait-style. The Holdovers is currently in theaters. Find Eigil Bryld: https://www.eigilbryld.com/ Instagram @eigilbryld Sponsored by Hot Rod Cameras: www.hotrodcameras.com The Cinematography Podcast website: www.camnoir.com Facebook: @cinepod Instagram: @thecinepod Twitter: @ShortEndz
The death toll has reached over 10,000 in Gaza, just one month after fighters from Hamas launched a series of surprise attacks on Israel that killed 1,400 people. Aid hasn't reached Northern Gaza since the crisis began, and the UN says it has no information on the needs or conditions of an estimated 400,000 civilians thought to be there. Conditions for the civilian population in Gaza are deteriorating, with humanitarian aid trickling in slowly, and shortages of vital supplies becoming acute. Mike Seawright is the founder of New Zealand charity ReliefAid, which is delivering aid in Gaza. Seawright spoke to Corin Dann.
If you have a pet pig, most likely you have tried to give them a bath. There is a 50/50 chance that it did not go well. Giving a pig a bath can be traumatic for the pig and us. There is a very good reason why it is so difficult for a pig. Pigs are prey animals so anything new or even slightly scary sends them into high alert and makes them panic. I have some tips that will help bathtime be much more successful and way less stressful for everybody involved. What can we do to make bath time not so scary? Bathrooms in general are scary to a pig because they echo, they are bright and maybe cold. A bathtub has no traction and it echoes and has loud water flowing into the tub and filling up. We want to try to make it a calm, happy experience. What makes a pig calm and happy? FOOD. We need to incorporate food into a bath for our pig so they view it as something fun and not super scary. Let's go over the steps I do to give a pig a bath. If it does not go well at all I will talk about the steps to desensitize your pig to getting a bath in the first place. How to give a pig a bath. Get the bathroom all ready before you bring your pig in. The water temperature should be warm to hot and about half way up their body. Put a towel or bath mat on the bottom of the tub so it's not slippery when you put your pig in. Have a cup ready to dump the water on your pig, have shampoo ready, towel ready, and snacks ready. Once everything is ready, bring the pig in and be as calm and quiet as possible. Slowly fill the cup and pour it on the pig. Be very gentle and be sure to get all of the shampoo off. Once the pig is soaped up and rinsed off let the pig enjoy the water if they are. If the pig is enjoying the bath I let them eat the treats while the water drains. If they are panicking then I take them out and get them wrapped up in a towel and get them out of there as quickly as possible. If you have a pig that is freaking out and jumping out of the tub it's important to get them in and out as quickly as possible. It is very common, so try very hard not to stress out. If you have tried to give your pig a bath and it is freaking out and trying to bite and will not cooperate at all, then I suggest putting in a little extra time to desensitize your pig to the bathroom and the tub. This is going to help immensely. How can we desensitize our pig to the bathtub? This is going to take some time and effort on your part. It will be worth your time and effort. Start with getting your pig actually into the bathroom. Feed them their breakfast and dinner in the bathroom until they willingly go into the bathroom. Next try getting them into the bathtub by feeding them in the bathtub. Once the pig is excited to get in the tub, I run a bath with very low water and start brushing them while they are in the tub. Once they are comfortable with that then I raise the water. Then I try to pour some water on them. Once a pig lets me do whatever to them while they are in the bath I know they are officially desensitized to taking a bath. I would then give them a bath once a week for a month. I don't use soap every bath for that week, sometimes I just get them wet and brush them. Putting in the effort to desensitize your pig to baths, giving them a bath, without soap, often while they are young, is going to help bathtime be so much easier when they are older. It is very important to teach your pig to be comfortable and calm in the bathtub. I promise that all the effort will be so worth it! Autumn's Links: Website: https://www.autumnacresminipetpigs.com/ Email: Autumn@autumnacresminipetpigs.com Educational Membership Group: https://www.autumnacresminipetpigs.com/support-group-subscription/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/autumnacresminipetpigs/ Facebook: HTTP://Facebook.com/autumnacresminipetpigs Mighty Networks: https://autumn-acres-mini-pet-pigs.mn.co/share/EPW2Ie5isMX4T0Ve YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCGue5Kp5AwOXkReCGPUyImA Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hDNizT
Join Premium! Ready for an ad-free meditation experience? Join Premium now and get every episode from ALL of our podcasts completely ad-free now! Just a few clicks makes it easy for you to listen on your favorite podcast player. Become a PREMIUM member today by going to --> https://WomensMeditationNetwork.com/premium Breathe… And settle your body into comfort. PAUSE… Let yourself move around a bit, Until you find your favorite sleeping position. PAUSE… And then breathe in deep, Filling yourself up with fresh, cool air. And then release your breath, All the way out. PAUSE… Another full inhale now, Filling up from your toes, All the way up to the crown of your head. Holding it at the top for a moment. And then exhaling with a sigh, Releasing all the air, All the tension, As you melt a little deeper into your bed. PAUSE… Be here, Relaxing into a soothing, slow rhythm, Of breathing in, And breathing out. PAUSE… Inhaling just a bit deeper each time your breathe in, And exhaling just a little longer each time you breathe out. PAUSE… Breathe… And relax. LONG PAUSE… All day long, Little pieces of toxicity have entered your body, And snuck into your mind. PAUSE… The food you ate, The water your drank, The words that landed upon your ears, The visions that played before your eyes, And the thoughts that bubbled up in your head. PAUSE… They've accumulated within you, And now you can consciously let them go, Clearing your mind, Cleansing your body, Leaving you light and free. LONG PAUSE… So see if you can imagine a soft, gentle hand hovering over you. She's warm and kind, And places herself on your heart. PAUSE… Like a magnet, she calls all those pieces of toxicity to her, And one by one, They come. Releasing their hold on you, And landing in this gentle hand. PAUSE… Your heart immediately feels lighter, Cleaner, And whole. LONG PAUSE… The gentle hand finds her way to your belly. You feel the warm energy of her touch, And see her calling all those pieces to her. PAUSE… One by one they leave you, Leaving everything in this area clean, And clear. LONG PAUSE… The soft hand places herself on both your legs, And the toxins are in her pull. PAUSE… Feel them gather up and release their hold, From your toes, Your feet, Your ankles, Up to your knees, And all the way to your hips. PAUSE… Your legs are clean, And clear. LONG PAUSE… The gentle hand now hovers over your back. Watch as all the toxins detach from your lower back, Slowly up your spine, All the way up to your neck, Releasing their hold, Helpless against the magnetic pull of the detoxifying hand. LONG PAUSE… Now feel the warmth on the crown of your head, As the soft hand rests here. Millions of toxic pieces swim in your mind, And one by one, They are pulled into the palm of the loving hand. PAUSE… Let her absorb them all, Releasing the toxins from your mind, Leaving you clean, And clear. LONG PAUSE… Rest now, dear one, And float through the land of dreams. Clean, And clear. Namaste, Beautiful
In this episode, we examine the ubiquitous presence of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the roles of policy makers, political pundits, and positions of power. The CIA is often seen as the mastermind behind various conspiracy theories within the United States Government, responsible for a rich history of deceit, grand schemes of social engineering, and covert operations that have influenced our course of history. Regardless of one's civilian position or standing within the hierarchies of power, the omnipotence and omnipresence of the CIA are deeply entrenched and hardwired within the deep state agenda. As the saying goes, "You do not even want to poke the bear in the intelligence community." We will address the elephant in the room. The topic at hand is Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs), which lie at the center of the CIA's historic and deceptive grand strategy to employ political diversion and informational division in shaping public opinion and policy-making. The recent congressional hearings featuring former military officers and insider witnesses testify against the US government's significant involvement with extraterrestrials and its harboring of UFO technologies for military applications. This evidence is seen in facilities such as Area 51, the White Sands Missile Range, and numerous other government, scientific, and military organizations involved. The Intelligence Agency's involvement with UFOs has long been a subject of intrigue and speculation. Sightings and encounters with these mysterious objects have fueled conspiracy theories and ignited the imaginations of individuals around the world. A whistleblower in Congress has sparked a new revelation in recent years, placing the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) at the center of a growing debate: Are they orchestrating a mind game or revealing genuine information about these extraordinary phenomena? In this episode, Alexander and Jason will delve deeper into this fascinating topic, exploring the possible motives behind the CIA's involvement. This episode will also explore Jason's past experiences and his affiliation with the military-industrial complex, his service as a combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Jason shares valuable insights into what it's like to serve in the military, as well as his personal growth as a combat veteran later in life. Psychological Operations is a hard game, it is very difficult to nail down the specifics and maintain the play of endless charades, trying to avoid being caught red-handed. The United States government has perfected the art of statecraft in concealing top-profile information for public transparency. They made it impossible to advance. Using the leverage of authority in power and manipulating the people's interest. Much valuable information that could and should benefit the public interest lost in the halls of deceit and deliberate fabrication of data and absolute corruption of power. It is no secret that the CIA has played a significant role in various secretive operations throughout history. With its reputation for covert intelligence gathering and manipulation, many skeptics argue that the intelligence agency's involvement in the UFO phenomenon could be part of a Psychological Operations (PSYOPs). They suggest that the CIA may be using UFOs and UAPs to divert attention from classified projects or manipulate public perception for ulterior motives, deep state agenda. Moreover, independent research surveys indicates the anathema of this outcome, more and more Americans are now believing in alien existence. On the other side of the spectrum, proponents of the genuine disclosure theory believe that the CIA's involvement signifies a turning point in the official acknowledgment of the existence of UFOs. They argue that the declassification of certain documents and the formation of task forces dedicated to studying these phenomena indicate a sincere effort to disclose credible information to the public. These advocates argue that the CIA's participation in the conversation should be viewed as a positive step toward greater transparency and understanding. Slowly but surely, they aim to bring disclosure through non-coercive means, such as incorporating UFO-related elements into popular culture, movies, and entertainment. Under the PSYOP theory, supporters claim that the CIA deliberately uses sightings of UFOs and UAPs as a means of public distraction and as part of a disinformation campaign against transparency. There exist certain polarities within psychological operations, often deliberate in their objectives. Jason outlines several elements in the definition of PSYOP based on the USMC doctrine: Determining the Mission and Objectives of the operation by testing the public's response to the information and condition the populace for future endeavors; Determining and planning target audiences analysis; Series Development Process; Get official approval and formal endorsement from authorities. By promoting narratives that confuse and obfuscate, they create a sense of mystery and uncertainty, ultimately preventing the public from uncovering hidden truths about potential clandestine activities. This is evident in the CIA's agenda to downplay the UFO conspiracy in popular culture mediums, whether it be prominent Hollywood productions or fringe Sci-Fi literature. The public, as a whole, has become increasingly interested and invested in UAPs now that the cat is out of the box. We face a broader security issue at hand. UAPs and their associated spacecraft vessels can generate pure energies that surpass the capabilities of existing solar panels on satellites. The entire military-industrial complex benefits from the wonders of UFO technology. But, inevitably, all secrets have their day. Keeping a secret is both exhausting and expensive. The CIA slowly drips information, leaving small breadcrumbs for people to follow until, eventually, the secret is no more. To make sense of this chaotic issue, it must be approached with balance and an equitable perception of understanding. To venture further, one must possess sufficient awareness relative to our foundational knowledge and all the available information at hand. This is the structural design of intelligence, just as aliens would travel vast distances to Earth in order to gain genuine knowledge. Likewise, the government can certainly enhance its capabilities and reach new heights that extend beyond the far reaches of the universe if we, as a collective species, aspire to achieve greatness in our evolution. Regardless of the true motivations behind the CIA's involvement, the ongoing controversy serves as an awakening to the truth, a call to higher awareness that extends beyond the grand scheme of the boundless mysteries within our universe. The CIA's efforts encourage, empower, and incentivize us to seek the truth. As always, Higher Density Living reserves no dogma because only the truth prevails in the universe. History is judged by enlightened communities, and the Higher Density Living podcast is committed to the same cause. You are the center of the universe. Thank you for joining us on this cosmic journey, and we look forward to sharing more fascinating topics with you in the future. Let us join Alexander and Jason as they discuss UFOs and the CIA. Please support our sponsors TARTLE.CO. It is the only marketplace in the world that provides profit to you. Your personal data will serve for helpful causes. Unlocking human understanding through sharing of data and information, and Quality Mazda where you can avail affordable rides at a reasonable price.
Ronit came from a religious but non-Christian family. Their discussions about spiritual matters were dry and academic. “I kept praying all the prayers,” she said, “but I wasn’t hearing [from God].” She began to study the Bible. Slowly, steadily, she inched toward faith in Jesus as the Messiah. Ronit describes the defining moment: “I heard a clear voice in my heart saying, ‘You’ve heard enough. You’ve seen enough. It’s time to just believe.’ ” But Ronit faced a problem: her father. “My dad was like Mount Vesuvius erupted,” she recalls. When Jesus walked this earth, crowds followed Him (Luke 14:25). We don’t’ know exactly what they were looking for, but He was looking for disciples. And that comes with a cost. “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple,” He said (v. 26). He told a story about building a tower. “Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost?” He asked (v. 28). Jesus’ point wasn’t that we’re to literally hate family; rather, it’s that we must choose Him over everything else. He said, “You who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples” (v. 33). Ronit loves her family deeply, yet she concluded, “Whatever the cost, I figured it’s worth it.” What might you need to give up to follow Jesus as He guides You?
We are so looking forward to sharing our conversation with Bruce Ploeser with you! This is an important conversation for all but if you're in those later high school - early college years we think this is an especially important conversation for you to hear. Bruce and Sarah begin their conversation by talking a lot about Chick Fil A and we promise it'll make sense as to why when you listen. Bruce grew up being mostly homeschooled and shares that even as a young boy he felt the desire to fall in love and be married. He jokingly says that he feels he can chronicle his younger years by who his crush was at the time. Dating wasn't really allowed in the environment Bruce was in but that didn't change his desire. In later high school he began attending community college and during that time his beliefs and thought processes were being challenged as he gained a new independence. In the midst of this change a relationship began that quickly became almost all consuming. It was something that was kept secret and began to create strain between Bruce and his family. Bruce took a gap year before attending university and attended Impact 360 in Georgia. His dating relationship became long distance and for the first time Bruce realized that though he had experienced salvation he did not have a personal relationship with Jesus. Slowly, he began to learn what an active relationship with Jesus looked like and furthermore experienced authentic community in Christ. When he came home for a break everything changed. He knew what God wanted him to do. You will be challenged and encouraged as Bruce shares the work God did in his heart when he surrendered his desires, cultivated godly community with fellow believers and eventually pursued a healthy marriage relationship. As Bruce says, you have to allow people to see you. It might feel intrusive at first but that is where real growth and change in Christ will come. Community in Christ matters deeply. Don't miss this conversation!The Story of the Little Red Lizard, excerpt from The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis - http://www.onthewing.org/user/CS%20Lewis%20-%20Little%20Red%20Lizard.pdfFor information on discipleship and mentoring programs at Desert Springs, email Shawn Jones at email@example.com. Would you please subscribe and leave us a review? This will help our podcast reach more people! We'd love it if you'd share this podcast with your friends on social media and beyond. Join us next Wednesday to hear another story of God's faithfulness!
In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin emphasizes the importance of spreading awareness about ocean conservation and protection. He highlights the negative connotation surrounding these efforts and emphasizes the need to bring hope and optimism back into the conversation. Andrew discusses the role of communication in spreading awareness and instilling belief in the possibility of protecting the ocean. He concludes by exploring how to foster hope and optimism in our efforts to protect the ocean. Tune in to learn more about the vital role of communication in ocean conservation. Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, the host emphasizes the importance of effectively communicating the need to protect the ocean in order to inspire hope and belief in the possibility of positive change. The host acknowledges the negative connotation surrounding ocean protection and conservation, and the lack of awareness about what needs to be done. Therefore, spreading awareness and increasing optimism is crucial. The host draws a parallel between movies, particularly in sci-fi genres, where hope is a major theme. Characters rely on hope to overcome challenges, even in the face of the end of the world. Similarly, protecting the ocean requires optimism and hope. By effectively communicating the importance of ocean protection, individuals can regain their hope and believe that positive change is possible. Science communication is highlighted as a key tool in spreading awareness about ocean protection. The host acknowledges that while talking about science communication is easy, implementing effective strategies can be challenging. However, it is emphasized that it starts with each individual. By taking action and actively engaging in science communication, individuals can contribute to spreading awareness and inspiring hope in others. The episode concludes with a call to action, urging listeners to start their science communication journey right away. The host encourages individuals to seek help if needed and emphasizes the importance of taking action now. By starting the conversation and actively participating in science communication, individuals can play a role in protecting the ocean and promoting a more optimistic and hopeful outlook for the future. The episode discusses the challenges of implementing effective science communication. The host acknowledges that while it is easy to talk about the importance of science communication and what needs to be done, actually implementing these strategies can be difficult. The host mentions that it is not easy to do and that it can be a struggle for many people. One challenge mentioned is finding the right platform for science communication. The host suggests picking a digital platform, such as social media, videos, or podcasts, but acknowledges that it doesn't need to be perfect or great. The important thing is to start and be consistent, as improvement will come over time. Another challenge mentioned is the fear or discomfort that some individuals may have when it comes to science communication. The host shares experiences of working with clients who initially struggled with podcasting but eventually became more comfortable with it. This highlights the need for individuals to overcome their fears and step out of their comfort zones in order to effectively communicate science. Overall, the episode emphasizes that implementing effective science communication can be challenging, but it is important to start and take action. It encourages individuals to spread awareness, connect with their audience, and provide hope and optimism through their communication efforts. In the episode, the host emphasizes the importance of having a drive to continuously improve and pivot in order to be more effective in ocean conservation efforts. The host acknowledges that implementing ocean conservation measures can be difficult and challenging. It requires time, effort, and a level of dedication that may not always be incentivized in our jobs or lives. However, the host emphasizes that this drive to protect the ocean is what fuels their passion and mission. The host shares that they started the podcast because they wanted to stay connected and up-to-date with the latest news, projects, and people in the ocean conservation field. They recognized that finding a full-time job in ocean conservation was challenging, so they took it upon themselves to create a platform where they could continue to be involved and make a difference. This drive to stay engaged and informed demonstrates the host's commitment to continuously improving their understanding and impact in ocean conservation. The host also highlights the need to be open to pivoting and adapting in order to be more effective in ocean conservation efforts. They mention the importance of shifting strategies when needed and being willing to embrace change. This flexibility and willingness to adapt is crucial in a field that is constantly evolving and facing new challenges. Overall, the episode emphasizes that having a drive to continuously improve and pivot is essential in making a meaningful impact in ocean conservation. It requires dedication, perseverance, and a commitment to staying informed and adaptable. By continuously striving to be better and more effective, individuals can contribute to the protection and conservation of the ocean.
Jerad had been battling an overwhelming amount of stress while juggling PhD studies, early parenthood, and work with the Minnesota Judicial System. Slowly losing his energy and ability to make it through day-to-day activities, he knew his developing condition meant something even bigger than just stress at work. With his wife's fierce advocacy, Jerad hurried to find the source of his symptoms before permanent damage was done.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today, I am blessed to have here with me Cynthia Thurlow. Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, nutrition, and intermittent fasting expert, and two-time TEDx speaker. She is deeply committed to assisting women in achieving well-being via the healing power of nutrition and fasting. Cynthia believes that you may feel better tomorrow than you do now and wants to empower you to do so! Cynthia spent nearly 20 years in clinical medicine, working in both the emergency room and cardiology. Cynthia began to think more about the root causes of chronic health concerns, despite her appreciation for mainstream medicine's ability to treat disease and save lives. She quickly saw the importance of the connection between food and her patients' health. Cynthia pursued additional nutrition and functional testing training to help others achieve maximum health. 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[14:00] What's the Importance of Protein to Aging and Metabolic Health? ● Protein is a critical macronutrient, especially as we age, as it helps stimulate muscle protein synthesis and maintain lean muscle tissue. ● Contrary to previous beliefs, older individuals need more protein to combat muscle loss and support insulin sensitivity. ● The minimum recommended protein intake per meal is 30 grams for most people, with some individuals requiring more based on their needs. ● Properly understanding portion sizes and macronutrient combinations is essential for optimizing protein intake. ● Inadequate protein consumption may contribute to the metabolic health crisis, emphasizing the importance of including enough protein in one's diet as they age. [18:06] Change Your Perspective and Support Your Overall Health! ● Cancer is a multifactorial disease influenced by various factors, including diet, lifestyle, environmental exposures, and even emotional health. ● Fixating on a single aspect, such as excess protein intake and mTOR activation, oversimplifies the complex nature of cancer development. ● Chronic and habitual one-meal-a-day (OMAD) fasting can lead to metabolic distress, muscle loss, and hinder metabolic health. ● Individuals must shift away from restrictive dieting and nourish their bodies with adequate nutrition to support overall health. ● Society's disordered relationship with food, body image, and weight contributes to unhealthy dietary and lifestyle practices and the rise of unhealthy diet culture. [29:35] Here's What You Need To Know About Animal and Plant-Based Protein ● The amino acid composition of animal-based protein is superior to that of plant-based protein. ● When choosing plant-based protein, it's essential to be cautious about consuming excessive carbohydrates to meet protein intake goals. ● Metabolic health and insulin sensitivity are significant in determining the ability to handle plant-based protein, particularly for those in perimenopause and menopause. ● The Protein Leverage Hypothesis highlights the importance of adequate protein intake for satiety and blood sugar regulation. ● Starting the day with a higher protein meal can lead to greater satiety and reduced cravings throughout the day, promoting healthier eating habits. [35:25] How Do You Get More Protein while Intermittent Fasting? Check this out! ● Adjust your fasting and feeding windows to make it more manageable to consume an adequate amount of protein. ● Slowly increase protein intake to reach your target, especially if you are metabolically healthy. ● Use tracking apps like Chronometer to get a clear picture of your daily protein intake. ● Consider incorporating a high-quality protein shake or amino acids if you struggle to meet your protein goals through whole foods. ● Bio-individuality plays a significant role in choosing protein sources and added ingredients, so find what works best for your digestion and preferences. [46:14] Fasting for Menopausal Women and Its Benefits and Considerations ● Focus on managing stress and improving sleep before diving into fasting for postmenopausal women. ● Fasting should be considered one of many strategies and should not be added without addressing foundational issues like sleep and stress. ● Individualize fasting strategies for postmenopausal women and use them as a beneficial stressor rather than overloading the body. ● Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a valid option for menopausal women but should be approached with informed decision-making and working with healthcare providers. ● Understand the hormonal changes in the body during menopause and their influence on fasting and health, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. [56:08] Strategic Application of Stressors: Hormesis and Fasting ● Utilize hormetic stressors like fasting, exercise, and cold exposure to promote resilience and strength. ● Be strategic with stressors by understanding genetic susceptibility and personal tolerances. ● For some, long fasting, categorized as more than 24 hours, may not be suitable, especially for lean middle-aged individuals, due to concerns about muscle loss. ● Consider gender-specific and age-specific factors when determining the best fasting regimens. ● Monitor health markers, including muscle mass and immune system function, to make informed decisions about fasting strategies. [1:02:00] Achieving Autophagy and Hormetic Stress ● While eating breakfast can be challenging for some, the goal is to consume most of your daily calories earlier, optimizing cortisol levels and insulin sensitivity. ● The timing of meals affects the body's balance of hormones like ghrelin and leptin. ● Blue light exposure, especially at night, can disrupt hormonal rhythms and affect hunger hormones. ● Scientific studies may vary in their findings regarding hormone levels, but real-world results and individual experiences should guide your eating schedule. ● Monitoring your feelings, energy levels, weight loss, mood, and sleep quality is crucial in determining the right breakfast timing. [1:09:00] What effects on your health do environmental toxins have? Reduce Your Risk! ● HRV (Heart Rate Variability) varies significantly from person to person due to genetic and individual factors, making it crucial to establish a personal baseline and progress over time. ● Comparing your HRV to others can lead to frustration and unrealistic expectations, as it's heavily influenced by age, genetics, and other factors. ● Environmental factors, such as mold exposure and EMF radiation, can profoundly affect health, leading to symptoms like poor sleep, weight gain, and inflammation. ● Sensitivity to environmental stressors differs among individuals, making some more like "canaries in the coal mine" who react strongly to these exposures. ● Identifying and addressing environmental contributors to health issues is vital to a holistic approach to well-being. AND MUCH MORE! 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