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Men Talking Mindfulness
Living with Heartfulness? (with Hyperlite Mountain Gear co-founder and CFO, Dan St. Pierre)

Men Talking Mindfulness

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 72:17


Join Will and Jon as they interview Hyperlite Mountain Gear co-founder and CFO, Dan St. Pierre, to discuss "Heartfulness!" Dan is the co-founder and CFO of Hyperlite Mountain Gear, which is the leader in ultralight backcountry gear. Under the design philosophy of essentialism, Hyperlite manufactures and sells backpacks, tents, and accessories that are used from the Appalachian Trail to Mt. Everest and about anywhere in between. But Dan was not always in this industry. He graduated from Penn's Wharton School of Business and spent his twenties working in corporate finance in New York City and Boston. Slowly disheartened by a corporate existence, and hearing the faint calling for adventure. Dan then spent his thirties working seasonally as a waiter, traveling, studying spirituality, and writing. He spent over a year in India practicing yoga, meditation, and heartfulness, and he has written a few million words in the pursuit of spiritual understanding and expanded consciousness. He then spent his forties starting and building both Hyperlite Mountain Gear and a family while continuing to refine his spiritual practice and understanding. He recently finished a book titled All One: The United Anatomy of Being, (which for full disclosure is not yet published). Dan YouTube “All One Aware” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Ll2Tq_3tRJ8_MFlLsE9YA Announcements Retreat: We have teamed up with MovementRx and Dr. Theresa Larson to put on our Mindfulness Adventure Retreat Sept 16-19th in beautiful Durango, CO at the Colorado Trails Ranch and this includes a follow on 4 week integration program … If you book your retreat before 10 August you get $200 off and if you are part of an organization that books 4 or more, you get $500 off PER PERSON!! We would love for you to join us! To learn more head to - https://mentalkingmindfulness.com/retreat or listen to Will, Theresa, and myself talking about it on our most recent episode. Timestamps 00:30 Living with Heartfulness with Dan St. Pierre 04:00 Introducing Dan St. Pierre 07:00 Jon leads Opening Grounding Practice (~4 min) 12:00 Dan's journey 21:00 What is a “seeker?” 27:00 The separation and unification of energy 33:30 How can Heartfulness help us live better? 38:00 The difference between the mind and the heart 46:00 How does someone get started? 51:30 Love and Fear 1:01:00 Reaching the "Summer" of the Human Existence 1:09:00 Dan leads Closing Practice (~1 min) Join our Whoop Team - Whoop is a wearable that tracks your biometrics. Join the MTM accountability group with code COMM-7B67F6 Don't have a Whoop? Get a free WHOOP 4.0 and one month free when you join with our link join.whoop.com/FB4633 Your Hosts: Will is excited to teach you how to develop self-mastery. From teaching and practicing for the last 19 years, he feels it's a joy to work with long-time practitioners and students that have never tried these practices before or have only dabbled. will@mentalkingmindfulness.com Jon is a Navy veteran turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. Since ending his 24-year military career in June 2020, Jon is now dedicated to spreading the practices of meditation and mindfulness to help others live happier and more fulfilling lives. jon@mentalkingmindfulness.com Intro, outro, and trailer by Rich Harris www.linkedin.com/in/47project/

Bright Side
The Sahara Is Growing and Eating Green Lands Slowly

Bright Side

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 11:59


Did you know that the world's largest desert isn't the Sahara? The biggest deserted landscapes are actually the cold ones: located in Antarctica and the Arctic. About 20,000 years ago, the Sahara was actually one big oasis. Now its boundaries are expanding: since the 1920s, the Sahara is considered to have grown by over 10%. Let's find out how this process can affect the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Our Daily Bread Podcast | Our Daily Bread

Lacey Scott was at her local pet store when a sad fish at the bottom of the tank caught her eye. His scales had turned black and lesions had formed on his body. Lacey rescued the ten-year-old fish, named him “Monstro” after the whale in the fairytale Pinocchio, and placed him in a “hospital” tank, changing his water daily. Slowly, Monstro improved, began to swim, and grew in size. His black scales transformed to gold. Through Lacey’s committed care, Monstro was made new! In Luke 10, Jesus tells the story of a traveler who was beaten, robbed, and left for dead. Both a priest and a Levite passed by, ignoring the man’s suffering. But a Samaritan—a member of a despised people group—took care of him, even paying for his needs (Luke 10:33–35). Pronouncing the Samaritan as the true “neighbor” in the story, Jesus encouraged His listeners to do the same. What Lacey did for a dying goldfish, we can do for people in need around us. Homeless, unemployed, disabled, and lonely “neighbors” lie in our path. Let us allow their sadness to catch our eyes and draw us to respond with neighborly care. A kind greeting. A shared meal. A few dollars slipped from palm to palm. How might God use us to offer His love to others, a love which can make all things new?

Digging Deeper with Brian Hale
Ugly Truth of Digital ID; Mark of the Beast?

Digging Deeper with Brian Hale

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 18:35


I've known that particular organizations have long sought a cashless society, greater digital surveillance, and control over our lives. It is pushed under the guise of “helpful technology”. It is being done SLOWLY, so we get accustomed to it.COVID-19 is the perfect crisis (real or imagined) to push a variety of agendas – whether good or bad. Technology like a “microchip implant” may solve various problems in our society, like forgetting your wallet, so microchips may seem like a good idea. The problem is it puts us deeper into a system where we have less control over our own lives. When is that a good thing for us? And because the changes are gradual, we wont even notice.For example, consider the monetary system. It puts us in debt to bankers. There's no mistake. There's irrefutable proof the monetary system is a “legal scam”. But if you're looking for something simple, consider this:USA Public Debt IncreaseIt's massive, and climbing. It's a complicated system, and the wealth is funneled to people who are already super-wealthy. Because the system is rigged to favor bankers. It looks to me our governments aren't doing a great job. Again it's either criminal incompetence, or deliberate. I don't believe it's mere incompetence.See how money is created – you wont believe it. Basically banks make money from nothing. You may think they loan you money they or their customers own. No. The vast majority of money they loan didn't exist, until you applied for the loan.It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.Henry FordImagine if YOU loaned people money you just “made up”. Then if people lost their job and couldn't pay you, you could just steal their house. Kick the family out, who cares. And that's just what banks do. It's lose-lose for us, and win-win for them.It takes time to understand how it really works, because it's hard to understand how something comes from nothing, and where the “wealth” goes (to bankers). Especially as you've been led to believe money is real value.How is money related to Coronavirus? The lockdowns have caused financial hardships. Actually it's only the start. And I believe we'll be presented with “solutions” that seem to solve the financial problems (and issues related to health), but are in-fact a trojan horse.The WHO Treaty Is Tied to a Global Digital Passport and ID SystemThe WHO recently announced plans for an international pandemic treaty tied to a digital passport and digital ID system. The WHO plans to finalize the treaty by 2024, to shift governing authority from sovereign states to the WHO during a pandemic.We introduced you to the international pandemic treaty in our Vaccine War Headlines vol 29 with this report from Tucker CarlsonCentralized Control: The WHO Treaty & Amendments Unleash Tedros as Health Dictator of the WorldThe WHO's Would-Be Treaty Powers1.) The authority to declare what constitutes a pandemic. It could be the flu.2.) They would decide what the quarantine requirements are. They could put you in a quarantine center or keep you home from work.3.) The WHO would decide how to prevent or treat the new disease. They could, yet again, deny doctors the ability to treat patients the way they would like.4.) The authority to determine which medications are safe and who develops them. They determine COVID jabs to be safe.5.) They would be in charge of how the new vaccines are promoted, including vaccine mandates.

Empowerography
Erica Lippy Episode S01 EPS 347

Empowerography

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 49:46


In the latest episode of the Empowerography Podcast, my guest is Erica Lippy. Life and wellness coach, entrepreneur, and host of the well-known podcast Passion Love Pursuit, Erica Lippy helps women reconnect to their authentic self in order to live their best life. She believes that every woman deserves to shine the light within—to feel worthy, loved, and in full heart-body- soul alignment. But she also knows that the path to get there isn't always easy. Erica's journey of self-discovery and self-love took off after experiencing a series of heartbreaks. With a history of challenging romantic partnerships, she came to realize the single factor that remained consistent from one relationship to the next: her. It dawned on her that unless she worked on herself first, this cycle of heartbreak and hurt wasn't going to change. So she listened to that quiet guiding voice in her head, dug deep, and started to do the work. Erica got a life coach, rewrote her limiting beliefs, and redefined what she wanted out of her life. Slowly, but surely, things began to shift. She began to stand in her worth, speak her truth, and let her light shine. The result was a new found love for herself that was reflected in every aspect of her life, from her relationships to her work. She began to exude confidence from the inside out, attracted the right partner, and reconnected to her soul in a way that left her feeling lighter, more free, and better able to see the bright path in front of her. One where she could clearly step into her purpose, live authentically, and share her story with others. And that's exactly what she's doing. Erica's purpose is to inspire and impact womens' lives by authentically shining her light, so they, too, can shine theirs. She wants women to feel worthy of the life they dream of, and gives them the tools they need to make that dream their reality. For Erica, it's not a question of if, but when. Every woman has the light in them, all they need to do is (re)ignite it, and share it with the world. In this episode we discuss life & wellness coaching, discovering your true calling, self-love and passion love pursuit. Website - https://www.ericalippy.com/ IG - http://www.instagram.com/ericalippy Podcast - https://apple.co/3kOJpiZ "With all the noise that we have going on in our life constantly" - 00:02:24 "If we do everything with love" - 00:21:43 "All you need is within you" - 00:46:27 Empowerography would like to offer you a discount code to one of our exclusive partners, Quartz & Canary Jewelry & Wellness Co. Please use CODE EMPOWER15 to receive 15% off upon check out at www.quartzandcanary.com. Quartz & Canary is truly the place, where spirituality meets style.

Dark Side of Wikipedia | True Crime & Dark History
425: How A Wife Slowly Poisoned Her Husband | True Crime Podcast Daily Brief

Dark Side of Wikipedia | True Crime & Dark History

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 2:37


In the case of a 45-year-old dermatologist who poisoned her husband of ten years husband, she stands accused of murder. According to the Irvine Police Department, on Thursday, Aug. 4, a man reported he believed his wife, Yue Yu, was poisoning him. Over the course of a month, the victim reportedly became ill and suspicious. The victim turned over video evidence "supporting his suspicions" to police. According to KTLA-TV, Yu poisoned her husband without his knowledge for an unknown period of time. According to reports, the victim captured Yu pouring drain cleaner into her husband's beverage on July 11. She took a sip from the cup and left the kitchen. Yu was interviewed by police, and a search warrant was executed at the home she shares with the victim on Aug. 4. She was arrested and booked into Orange County Jail on Aug. 4. Following significant internal injuries from the alleged poisoning, the victim is expected to recover. In addition to the poisoning, a domestic violence restraining order has been filed against Yu. Yu and Yu's mother allegedly abused the children physically, verbally, and emotionally. If you like TRUE CRIME TODAY - Be sure to search and subscribe wherever you download podcasts! Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-today-a-true-crime-podcast/id1504280230?uo=4 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0GYshi6nJCf3O0aKEBTOPs Stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-ghost-stories-online-2/dark-side-of-wikipedia-true-crime-disturbing-stories iHeart https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-Tru-60800715 Amazon https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/565dc51b-d214-4fab-b38b-ae7c723cb79a/Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-True-Crime-Dark-History Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzUwMDEyNjAucnNz Or Search "True Crime Today" for the best in True Crime ANYWHERE you get podcasts! Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/truecrimetoday Update Description

OTB Football
Liverpool start slowly at Fulham | Darwin Núñez v Torres | Losing the captaincy | Phil Thompson

OTB Football

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 16:55


Liverpool legend Phil Thompson joined Eoin Sheahan and Ger Gilroy on #OTBAM to discuss the Reds' draw at Fulham on the Premier League's opening weekend and when he lost the captaincy at Anfield. Catch OTB's sports breakfast show LIVE weekday mornings from 7:30am or just search for OTB AM and get the podcast on the OTB Sports app or wherever you listen to yours. SUBSCRIBE and FOLLOW the OTB AM podcast. #OTBAM is live weekday mornings from 7:30am across Off The Ball, in association with Gillette | #EffortlessFlow

Off The Script w/JDfromNY
Off The Script 329 w/JDfromNY | Triple H Slowly Turning The Main Roster Into What Made Black & Gold NXT SO GREAT, Reportedly Wants To Eliminate "Sports Entertainment", with More Of A Focus On Pro Wrestling & His Week One Report Card

Off The Script w/JDfromNY

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 194:55 Very Popular


After one week, we can honestly say WWE is better this week than it has been all year. we have seen several changes to WWE Raw, and Friday Night SmackDown, as well as the reintroduction of key superstars such as Karrion Kross and Bayley, and a focus on existing talent such as Tommaso Ciampa, Ricochet, and Shayna Baszler. It was also reported that Triple H stated things will be done different under his leadership, and there will be less of a focus on "Sports Entertainment". How would you rate the first week of WWE under the leadership of Triple H. All this, and more of the weekly WWE news,, and AEW news with JDfromNY.  Also, on this episode of Off the Script with JDfromny: -The latest Bray Wyatt cryptic message about the pro wrestling business -Brock Lesnar not done with WWE -The latest on Logan Paul in WWE following his WWE SummerSlam victory -SummerSlam tryouts said to be a disaster for WWE -Backstage news on optimism in WWE with Triple H in charge of creative -Some WWE stars are worried about losing their spots with Triple H in charge of creative -WWE starting to change wrestlers who were miscast -There have been backstage discussions about “enhancing” the presentation of Ciampa  -WWE star T-BAR expected to get a character makeover soon -WWE lifts ban on two words after Triple H takes over creative -WWE has made a big change to promo segments -Triple H expected to make more WWE roster changes, other former stars may be returning -Backstage news on Karrion Kross' WWE return, big pitch from USA Network -The latest on Sasha Banks and Naomi's return to WWE -Tony Khan says he's concerned ‘now more than ever' about AEW stars jumping to WWE -Triple H told WWE crew that things will be done a new way, pro wrestling instead of Sports Entertainment Tonight's show is sponsored by MUNK PACK! Use Code SCRIPT at https://thld.co/munkpack_script_0822 and save 20% off! Join the Off The Script VIP Club: https://www.youtube.com/c/JDfromNY206/join Socials 

Live at the Bop Stop
Haidu, Williams and Allen Part 2

Live at the Bop Stop

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 70:06


All music used with permission by Haidu, Williams and Allen. What a Difference a Day Makes - Grever/Adams The Chance - Kirkland You and the Night and the Music - Schwartz/Dietz Georgia On My Mind - Carmichael/Gorrell I Thought About You - Jarrett/Peacock/DeJohnette Pianist Noah Haidu's two most recent releases are outstanding tributes to jazz legends, and he stopped by for two sold out performances with a legendary trio to play selections from both.  Doctone is the culmination of a film, book and album tribute to the legendary Kenny Kirkland, released in 2019. Slowly is his tribute to Keith Jarrett, released in May 2021. Both project feature performances of compositions by these legends and Doctone is a larger project that documents Kirkland's life. Noah took our stage for two performances with two jazz legends. Bassist and Grammy winner Buster Williams has a career spanning sixty years working with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Miles Davis. Drummer Carl Allen has worked with artists as diverse as Freddie Hubbard, Ricky Lee Jones and Christian McBride's Inside Straight. The Trio joined us on stage on November 21st, 2022 and here's Part Two – Live at the Bop Stop. This program is recorded at the Robert Conrad Studios at the Bop Stop in Cleveland, Ohio with additional production by Graham Rosen and editing for WOBC and WNPA provided by Dr. Pete Naegele and for our podcast and other affiliates by Shawn Gilbert and Carsen Gilbert at GilAzar media.  The Executive Producer is Daniel Peck. For extended version of all our shows –our Live at The Bop Stop podcast can be found on your favorite podcast app. Want to Support The Bop Stop?  Donate here! Contact us here

Solomonster Sounds Off
Sound Off 768 - HOW TRIPLE H IS SLOWLY PAINTING THE WWE PRODUCT BLACK & GOLD

Solomonster Sounds Off

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 97:30 Very Popular


Support our sponsor this week by using the link below for the special Solomonster offer!EXPRESSVPN - Get an extra three months FREE of the #1 trusted VPN at http://www.expressvpn.com/solomonsterSolomonster reacts to Triple H slowly turning things BLACK AND GOLD on the WWE main roster, including the return of Karrion Kross and Scarlett on Smackdown, being thrust into the feud between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre. He pitches ideas for splitting the WWE and Universal titles... why Kross does NOT need to be involved in their match at Clash at the Castle... one "directionless" Vince McMahon favorite who may NOT be better under the Triple H era... WWE announces a Women's Tag Team Title Tournament and how Sasha Banks & Naomi could fit into it... the "fickle" fans and their reaction to Liv Morgan on Smackdown... pitching a Johnny Gargano return for Cleveland this Monday and how to tie it in with Tommaso Ciampa... an idea for where to go next with Sami Zayn and The Bloodline... how the bloodletting at Warner Bros. Discovery could have an impact on AEW... AEW Fight Forever game details... BATTLE OF THE BELTS III review.... and why the Kurt Angle A&E Biography is their best one to date.***Follow Solomonster on Twitter for news and opinion:http://www.twitter.com/solomonsterSubscribe to the Solomonster Sounds Off on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSolomonster?sub_confirmation=1Become a Solomonster Sounds Off Channel Member:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9jcg7mk93fGNqWPMfl_Aig/join

Locked On Bengals - Daily Podcast On The Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow slowly but surely progressing, Ochocinco visits, and standouts from more Bengals camp practices

Locked On Bengals - Daily Podcast On The Cincinnati Bengals

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 32:14 Very Popular


Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is showing clear signs of improvement as he watched Bengals practice on Sunday, while the team got good news on Drew Sample, Eli Apple, Khalid Kareem, and La'el Collins. The Bengals also had quite a few guests at Sunday's practice including Chad Ochocinco Johnson, Pacman Jones, Mike Zimmer, and Chris Henry Jr. We break down the injury updates, practice attendees, and football standouts from the last two camp practices. Find and follow Locked On Bengals on your favorite podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/locked-on-bengals-daily-podcast-on-the-cincinnati-bengals/id1159723162 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7AObc0lh0WmQl5fJVgtajs Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/locked-on-bengals Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vbG9ja2Vkb25iZW5nYWxz?sa=X&ved=0CAYQrrcFahcKEwio_sXtj8nuAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAg James Rapien and Jake Liscow take you inside the Bengals with the latest news, unique analysis, and insight on your favorite team, every day on Locked On Bengals. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every Day. And follow Jake and James on Twitter, where they'll be sharing the latest news about the Cincinnati Bengals and talking with fans. Jake Liscow: https://twitter.com/JakeLiscow James Rapien: https://twitter.com/JamesRapien Podcast: https://twitter.com/lockedonbengals Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Dave Download the Dave app from the App store right now for an Extra Cash account and get up to 500 dollars instantly. For terms and conditions go to dave.com/legal. Instant transfer fees apply. Banking provided by Evolve. Member FDIC. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Steamy Stories Podcast
Summer of '65: Part 2A more enjoyable way to study sex ed.By...

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022


Summer of '65: Part 2A more enjoyable way to study sex ed.By Slowandeasy47 - Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.The summer seemed to be racing by with lots of glorious days just messing about in boats, shooting at tin cans in the sea, and occasionally visiting Jess' house, to swim in their pool which, mercifully, was a lot warmer than the lough.On one such occasion we were the only two there, as her family had gone out for the day. It was one of those beautiful days that only seem to happen when you are young. The sun blazed through the heavens and the sheltered area round the pool was baking.We occasionally jumped in the pool to cool off before returning to our sun loungers to work on our tans where Jess usually undid her top when lying on her stomach.“There is a fridge full of cokes in the pool house if you fancy one?” She suggested. I knew where it was, so I got up and wandered over, opened the door, and made my way to the giant American style fridge. I picked up two cokes, poured them into plastic pool glasses, before making my way back to the loungers.Jenna was naked!She was face down admittedly, tanning her back, but stark naked, just like she had been on our picnic trip.“I figured you wouldn't mind as it's nothing you haven't seen before, and a bum's just a bum,” she said with her mischievous smile and turned towards me to take the offered coke. As she did so, one pert breast, complete with little pink button nipple, escaped from its hiding place.“Ooops!” She said, tucking the offending mammary back under her. “You didn't see that did you.” It was more of a statement than a question.I knew better than to lie to the ever confident Jess, so I admitted that I had, which was quite obvious anyway from the rapid expansion taking place in my speedos, rendering me incapable of further speech.“Never mind it was only my breast.”Only! Only a breast! There was no only abut it. I had fantasised about Jess' breasts ever since our picnic. The image was to last a long while and, to hide the obvious swelling, I threw myself face down onto the sun lounger. It didn't take much to provoke an erection back then.“Get some sun on that bum. Take your trunks off!”“I'm OK thanks.”“Prude. Too prude to be nude! You should let Harry out for some fresh air occasionally!” And burst out laughing.I, of course, was now shamed into it and, very carefully, slid my trunks off. I cannot deny that it was a delicious feeling being naked outdoors again, the only problem being my erection.“Too hot for me! Swim time,” said the voice to my left. “And what's more, I'm not putting that lot on again just to get it wet.” She rolled so that she was facing away from me, stood up, and I watched that glorious rear view of the naked female form make its way to the water. I even got a flash of that mysterious place between her legs as she dove into the pool.Surfacing at the far end she called.“You just have to try this."It's the most invigorating experience ever!"If you're cowardy custard, I'll turn my back while you dive in."There's nothing to see once you're in anyway. The water is too rough."Come on in then Mr prude in the nude!”“Turn around then,” said my voice before I had time to stop it, as I rose to the bait of her dare. She turned and within seconds I, complete with fully erect Harry, were in the air, mid dive.I surfaced somewhat closer to her than I meant to, as my intention had been to stay at the other end, but I wasn't thinking straight. Hardly surprising seeing as it was only my second encounter with a naked woman and my first ever skinny dip. I hadn't even considered how we were going to get out.“Race you!”We raced. She won. Why? Maybe she was a better swimmer. Maybe the view up her thighs as she stroked out in front was irresistible. Maybe both! Either way we got to the shallow end out of breath and stood up in the waist deep water.“Ooops,” she said lowering her pert little breasts back into the water. “Forgot!”I'm not certain that she did and I certainly didn't, nor will I ever! Both beautifully formed breasts, displayed themselves to me, with their little pink nipples sticking out proudly due to the refreshingly cool water. I knew if I even touched my cock it would be game over.It is hard, from this perspective, to remember the eroticism of such seemingly simple things. Going braless happened only in the south of France, going topless, only in St Tropez. This was the start of the 60s, no porn, no internet, just Harrison Marks and imagination.Jenna tried her best to diffuse the situation by pretending not to notice and set off up the steps. I watched her bare back reemerge slowly from the water as she grasped the handles. I couldn't take my eyes off the two deliciously firm orbs of her buttocks as she climbed the steps. That vision will stay with me for ever. She reached the top step, stepped onto the tiles, looked over her shoulder, with her hands on her hips, as she stood their dripping.“Come on then!”“I think I'll stay in for a while.”“Don't be daft! Your teeth are chattering already. Come on. Don't be such a prude!”“I can't. Jenna, you're my friend, you're a wonderful girl, but you're naked and I'm naked and nature has taken over.”“You're not going to ravish me, are you?”“Of course not.”“Well that's a relief.” There was a hint of un-conveyed meaning in the way she said it. “I'll not look while you get to your towel.”She turned her back and I scrambled out, dashed for my towel and tried, in vain, to conceal Harry's obvious state of excitement. Meanwhile Jenna had managed to cover up with a towel as well.We decided that that was enough for one day and headed for the pool house and our clothes, swathed, modestly for the first time that afternoon, in large towels. As the door to the pool house closed behind me, Jenna turned and said.“If you're not going to ravish me, at least you might kiss me.”I couldn't believe it. Not because I didn't want to, but because I thought that any such move might ruin, what was for me, a nearly perfect relationship. I'd just been skinny dipping, for the first time and with a beautiful, confident and very sexy girl. My dreams had just become reality and my cock was still in awe.I moved in towards her and gave a, probably very amateur, attempt at a snog. She responded by opening her mouth, so I followed suit. Her tongue darted in and out of my mouth, so I followed again. The snog got more and more passionate as it got more and more competent. Our hands started to explore each other as her towel fell away.I felt one hand make its way down past my belly, as my towel also fell to the floor. I was in no doubt as to where it was going. For my part, I let my hand slide off her shoulder onto the front of her chest and from there down onto her breast. My other hand slid down the back of her petite frame and onto one of the delicious twin orbs of her toned buttocks.I've got one hand on my first ever female breast, the other on a naked buttock. The stimulation in my brain is going overboard. The kiss continued as her hand made its way inexorably southwards. Eventually it will reach my cock. Oh my god, the sensations, the anticipation and, then sadly, the disappointment.This was all too much for a first encounter. All those tales of young lads bonking for hours on their first shag are simply lies. She had only barely touched my cock when the inevitable happened. I ejaculated. I ejaculated in some style, but I still ejaculated and Harry started to soften.While trying to make some excuse for my rapid response, her hand grasped my wrist and lead it down between us, over the soft outward curve of her belly, towards the little forest of hair between her legs.“Rub me gently.” She broke from the kiss for just long enough to say and then our mouths joined again.My hand glided over her pubes and a finger slipped into the slick moistness of her excitement. I don't know what I expected, but nothing so delightfully slippery and exciting.“Slowly and softly.” Said the voice in my ear as she broke from the kiss again. I followed her lead and did as I was told. I sensed her excitement growing by the change in her breathing. Then I felt her nails dig into my shoulders as she breathed.“Even slower."Even gentler."Yes."Just like that.”Followed by a sigh and slight buckling of the knees.Seconds later a female voice shouted, “Hello in there.”“Oh shit. Shit. Shit. It's Paula. She often pops round for a swim on hot days. Quick.”We scrambled into our clothes as quickly as possible, the mood having been completely destroyed by our imminent discovery. As soon as we could we made our way outside, somewhat sheepishly.To my horror the discarded swim suits had been neatly folded and placed on a sun-lounger. Paula pointed at them accusingly!“Jenna, these were completely dry! Your hair is wet! You don't have to be Einstein to work out what's been going on. You just be bloody careful if you're going to play with big girls toys. I'm not ready to be aunty Paula yet.” She turned and marched off.Paula's words hit home hard.“I don't want to be aunty Paula.”I am quite sure she didn't, but I'm even more certain that Jenna didn't want to be a mother and I certainly didn't want to be a father. In that era it would have been a ‘had to get married' situation and my education was far from complete. Frankly it would have been a complete disaster for both of us, such were the attitudes of the day.What if Jenna had let me go a bit further and had been willing to actually have sex? There is no doubt that my young cock had definitely got the message. Could I have resisted if it had been on offer? We had both been pretty wound up, and I suspect that mother nature would have had her way. Erections don't think!Say we had just actually done it. Just imagine! The wait for the next period. What if it didn't come. Was she always regular, or could she sometimes just be late? These are not subjects we talked about in those days, unless of course, you had to.What about the future? Was it possible we were going to get into that situation again? Two sexually mature people playing with fire, or even Russian roulette. Nature pretty well guaranteed that we were going to hit the jackpot sooner or later. Not that I'm assuming Jenna would even allow it, but what if?I resolved to get hold of some condoms, or johnnies as they were known then, but how. We lived very remotely. The nearest village was within range but the pharmacist was a family friend, probably of her family as well. Even if I made sure he wasn't serving, could I face putting 'a packet of three' on the counter in front of his female assistant. I'd die of embarrassment.I could just imagine the conversation later in the chemist shop.“You know so and so's lad?”“Yea, him.”“Well he came in today and bought some, ahem, Durex.”“No! I wonder where he plans to use them.”“Well there's not much option down his way.”“You mean 'her'?”“Well, who else?”“She wouldn't though, would she? She's such a well brought up girl and I doubt she'd do it before she was at least engaged.”The cerebral cinema ran on and got more and more embarrassing with every imagined exchange. No I would have to make my purchase elsewhere.As luck would have it, my mother wanted to go shopping in a big town, well away from where we were known. She did show some surprise when I expressed an interest and wanted to go with her. Normally shopping and teenage boys do not go hand in hand.We arrived, parked the car, and arranged to meet again in a couple of hours. I eventually singled out a chemist shop as my target and walked in. I had only been round the shelves once to try to locate the 'johnnies' when a very attractive young lady came up and said.“Can I help you?”Oh fuck! I can hardly say I want a packet of johnnies. She'll know I'm planning to: well yes, to fuck. She was young, she was pretty. I didn't have time to register her ring fingers but probably not married and therefore almost certainly a virgin, and I wanted to buy contraceptives. The embarrassment. So I bought a tube of toothpaste and left. While I was paying I noticed the johnnies were all on the shelf behind the till, Durex, Featherlight and several others.OK, so maybe I'm going to have to actually ask! I don't recall how many other chemists I checked out that day, but the answer was always the same. They were all kept behind the till, so I would definitely have to ask.I eventually located a chemist with a middle aged lady serving. I thought, she doesn't know me and she'll never see me again, so what's the problem? I approached the till.“Yes, can I help?”Arggggg the agony of it!“A packet of featherlight please!”She turned round to 'that' shelf and said.“Three or twelve?”Twelve? TWELVE? I'm a virgin. I've never used one before. Twelve, you must be joking.“Mmm three please.”She reached for the packet and, mercifully, popped it into a little brown paper bag just as the next customer reached the counter. Did she see? Oh this is so embarrassing! Everyone in the world seems to know that I am planning to have a fuck. Can they tell that it's also going to be my first?Ironically I am not really 'planning' to fuck. I am pretty sure that Jenna won't allow it but, just in case, I'm prepared. Besides, how do I explain to her that I've got johnnies. The implication is surely that I am assuming she is 'that type of girl' and would probably never speak to me again. Why is life so complicated?The summer rolled on and, in spite of being nearly caught by Paula, we enjoyed each other's company at the pool and in the fields round about. Usually we stayed fully clothed or very nearly so, until one summer's afternoon when we took a picnic to some nearby ruins.We spread a picnic blanket on the lush, un-mowed grass and ate our sandwiches. As the heat of the sun and the effect of the food took its toll we lolled in the grass talking about this and that and nothing very much.“When do you head off for uni?” Was the reality check she came up with.“September.” I replied as I glanced across at her. Our eyes locked. She smiled showing her dimples to maximum effect. I leaned towards her, she leaned towards me, our eyes were still locked together as our lips met.It was one of those glorious kisses that went on for ages, tongues darting in and out of each other's mouths, hands starting to wander, exploring the secrets of each other's bodies. Palms running over the smooth curve of firm buttocks. Hoping to explore under a T shirt. Success! A soft warm breast. The pressure on the front of my trousers as her hand stroked my obvious erection.My hand made its way up her skirt. Hers found my zip. I ran my hand up her thigh all the way to the elasticised leg of her knickers. She unzipped me. My finger slid inside, to be greeted by the warm slipperiness of a sexually excited woman. My cock sprang free from its cotton prison. Then suddenly it all stopped as she broke the silence.“Paula's right you know."We must be careful."I really want to do it with you. I want you to be my first."But we can't unless…”“Unless I get 'something'?” I filled in the blank space.“Yes, until then.”I was way too embarrassed to admit I had 'something' already, although my throbbing cock and millions of years of evolution were aching to satisfy the urge to reproduce.“I will.” I whispered, relieved that the problem of why I had johnnies had gone away, but with a raging erection that had only one cure.We petted. We snogged. We explored each other. I rubbed her how she had showed me at the pool house that day. She played with my cock, pulling the foreskin back and forth really gently. It just got sexier and sexier. Then the inevitable happened. I ejaculated.“Next time.” She said. “I want to feel that inside. To know what it feels like.”“Next time.” I repeated.We tidied up, trying our best to remove the semen from her skirt. We eventually hit on the idea of coke. It would leave a worse mark and so be a reason for the skirt being in the wash after only one wear.I went home and put the pack of Featherlight back in its hiding place, keeping one tucked under my pillow for a test run later. I read and re read the instructions.Tear open the foil packet.Check the condom has the ridge on the outside.Pinch the tip closed to make room for the semen.Roll it on to the penis.After sex, withdraw immediately holding the condom on the penis.Discard the used condom.When I went to bed I removed the packet from under my pillow. A few thoughts of Jenna's soft breast and wet panties had me hard in no time. I pinched the end and rolled it on.So far so good! A few gentle strokes later while reminiscing about Jenna's gloriously slippery sex and bingo. A condom full of semen. I now saw why you pinched the end, it was distended with the evidence of my pleasure.I removed it and made my way to the loo, chucked it in and flushed. Luckily I waited to check all was well because it floated! It was still there! Several more attempts produced the same result.I cannot leave it there! In the end I fished it out, wrapped it in a few sheets of loo roll and tried again: success! This learning curve was getting very steep.Jenna and I decided to set a date, and a scene. There was to be no fumbling about in the back seat of a car, we were planning to do it properly, in a bed, but where, how, when? I carried my remaining two johnnies with me whenever we were together, just in case.We had several false starts, usually abandoned for fear of discovery, and once because our foreplay was just more stimulation than I could handle. It's hard to recall just how stimulating it is having your cock rubbed by a gorgeous, near naked, girl that you are planning to have sex with, while enjoying the slippery sensation of your hand between her thighs. I didn't know it was called premature ejaculation at that time, I just know it got so bloody exciting that I came before I even got the johnny on.Eventually the great day came. We knew we would be undisturbed for a couple of hours, so we made our way to Jenna's room. We cleared her bed of all the usual trappings of adolescence and fell into a deep embrace.There was fumbling for sure. I couldn't master her bra catch, even once I had managed to remove her T shirt. She came to the rescue and snapped it open allowing my probing hand access to her pert, warm, breasts. Her skirt was easier and the elastic didn't put up much resistance. Now she is lying on top of the bedding clad only in her white cotton panties.I gazed on in awe, and I have to confess to having a fetish about white cotton panties to this day, they feature in many of my fantasies.I managed to strip down to my pants, very inelegantly, as we snogged and caressed each other. She allowed my hand to slip over her navel and into the waist band. Heaven.My hand continued its journey southwards. Hair. More heaven.As I continued my lust fuelled journey, my finger slid into the most divide between her legs. This is more than heaven. She meanwhile had eased my pants over my erection, very carefully, ever mindful of the previous disaster.Gently and deliciously we removed each other's final item of clothing. My memory of sliding off her white cotton panties, as she lifted her bottom willingly off the bed to help, and my hand sensing the taut flesh of her naked buttocks, is one of my most cherished. Eventually we were both totally naked, but this time with the express intention of having sex.“Let's do it.” She whispered in my ear, “I want to feel it inside.” I fumbled with the foil packet. It was much harder to put on lying next to a naked girl than it had been in my room. I managed to remember to squeeze the end to make room for the inevitable, and returned to our embrace.Somehow my totally inexperienced cock knew exactly what to do. I rolled gently on top of her and as my cock found that sacred space between her legs I felt it slide gently in. There is nothing sexier than that moment. The sliding sensation, as every nerve in your cock prepares for the climax..Then I felt it start.Oh no! I managed only a few gentle thrusts, then I came! Shit! Shit! Shit. I continued, as best I could, with a rapidly softening cock, but clearly it was not the success that modern porn films would have you believe, besides I had to get the johnny off before….well just before.We kissed and cuddled some more and, much to my delight and her careful handling, Harry came back to life. Much more confident now, I started to rub her very gently as she massaged Harry. Harry hardened readily as I enjoyed the sensations of stroking her moist, excited, free flowing, sex.I reached for the last foil packet. Tore it open. Checked it for inside out or right side in. Pinched the end and rolled it on. This time there was no disaster. Harry slipped easily into her moist haven.She gasped as I started a rhythmic motion in and out. The sensation was just totally beyond anything I had ever experienced. We locked eyes and stared into each other's souls. It wasn't a stud performance, but it wan't a disaster either. We grew up at that moment, we both became the sexual beings that destiny had mapped out for us. We didn't just fuck, we actually made love.By Slowandeasy47 for Literotica

Vaisu’s Podcast
Saurabh journey with Kidney transplantation, Doing Vipassana, Sadhguru saving his life

Vaisu’s Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 114:05


0:00 Intro 3:20 Being a protege in everything and joining IIT 6:35 Physical health deteriorates and body turns yellow 8:11 Blood tests show 90% Kidney failure 10:00 When Dr. Sandeep gives motivation to keep going and gets a kidney from his mom 12:20 Deciding to for IIT exam even after being on immunosuppressants 14:30 When grace works for IIT 20:30 Joining college and just sitting and grinning in class and enjoying life 23:19 How he across Sandeep Maheshwari after getting bullied 25:30 Interest in Vipassana starts and parents were not so happy but still going for Vipassana 29:00 Sixth day is the hardest in vipassana 31:00 The comment from Guruji that broke Saurabh Anna 34:00 Completing vipassana from Varanasi centre. 36:00 Learning 5 years of music in 6 months 37:00 Learning piano classes from Hasit nanda the Piano sensation of India 41:00 Getting a piano from the money from a website which was previously not making any money 43:00 Sadhguru enters 45:30 Playing music which is mathematically simple and very perfect 50:40 Going for Mahashivratri in coimbatore 53:00 Deciding to do inner engineering with his new spiritual friend 54:00 Sharing his most vulnerable experience of being in a relationship 58:00 Twin flames 1:01:52 Bhrigu story 1:04:00 The bad effects of twin flame relationships 1:08:00 how twin flame relationships work 1:13:00 Slowly health deteriorates again 1:23:00 How Saddhgurus Intervention gave him back his life 1:30:00 Life right now with dialysis and the most important thing which he has lost 1:33:01 we can all take a second to reflect on the blessings in our lives listeners 1:36:00 Meeting Sadhguru for save soil event even with all the problems 1:42:00 Wanting to join Sounds of Isha 1:44:00 Final words 1:45:00 To be able to drink water whenever I want Connect with me and an awesome community on Discord: https://discord.gg/quazmzdf87

The Old Ways Podcast
The Old Ways Podcast - Blood Moon Rising - Episode Twenty

The Old Ways Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 77:16


Halloween night arrives for our coterie, as the meeting with William Mallet looms. Slowly but surely, each one takes a seat to hear what the powerful elder wants with the Prince's hand picked group. 

Titans Time
Titans Training Camp Week 2 | #TennesseeTitans #TitanUp #NFL #TrainingCamp

Titans Time

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 81:34


Week 2 of training camp is here and this week the Titans put pads on for the first time this year. Slowly but surely, the preseason and regular season are getting closer and closer and players practicing with pads on just confirms that. So far this week, the wide receiver room just continues to impress everyone every day. At one point we thought this receiver room might not be that good and that the Titans may need to look at bringing in another veteran guy. However, guys are stepping up every day. This week has been full of a lot of back and forth between the office and the defense. One day the offense is dominating and the next day the defense shows up to make a statement. Our good buddies Titans Rossi and Power Hour join the show as we break down all the action from this week. Make sure to let me know what players you have been impressed with so far in the comments. Don't forget to leave a like on the video and subscribe to the channel as well as checking out the audio version on all podcast platforms. Big shoutout to Levi Kelley and Stone Harvest for the intro/outro music. Make sure to check them out on all music platforms! Link for Stephani: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanip96 Link for Lance Smith: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LncSmth Links for Titans Rossi: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TitansRossi Twitter: https://twitter.com/TitansRossi Links for Titans N Truth: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChristopherNewellTITANSNTRUTH Twitter: https://twitter.com/TNTBluEn4cer Links for The Power Hour: Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCavq20n-qxMna6YWvJZhCzQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepowerhour615 Links for P.Shark: Youtube: Let's Be Real Sports: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjIkxxx6OILZjg7il-4QPug Let's Titan Up Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJd8EJZL01dGLCD5LfvCydg Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaOne_PShark Links for Titans Therapy: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1e8UwvsvY5Zbbp1TO6Gl_A Twitter: https://twitter.com/TitansTherapy Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TPPN at this link (https://tinyurl.com/DKAMAZE) upon sign up for a BONUS! See DraftKings.com for details ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Socials: Twitter: https://twitter.com/titans_time Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/titanstimep... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/titanstimepo... Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *****Business Inquiries***** titanstimepodcast@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Music: By Stone Harvest Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Michael Amidei Show
Ep.589 - Ever Slowly (Bit By Bit)

The Michael Amidei Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 3:56


In this episode, Michael discusses how success never seems to appear in just "one moment", but in the slow accumulation of advancing steps. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michaelamideishow/support

The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health
Simplifying Your Complexities w/ Impulsive Thinker Andre Brisson

The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 18:51


André Brisson, P. Eng., is the host of The Impulsive Thinker Podcast, the podcast for the high-achieving ADHD entrepreneur. Andre owns an entrepreneurial consulting engineering company and recently started Tactical Breakthroughs where he is developing the ADHDTransformation Journey program. Diagnosed late in life with severe ADHD and mild Asperger's(ASD), the mechanisms and systems he created to overcome his undiagnosed ADHD havehelped him succeed. He credits his undiagnosed ADHD as key to his success and a factor in restricting success. Since discovering how to turn his ADHD into a strength, people havesought him out for help with using their ADHD as a strength to drive success. André Brisson has a special ability is devouring and learning complex information and simplifying for others to solve complex problems. Like most entrepreneurs, André has started multiple companies, the two of which failed for various reasons. Learning from those failures, André now operates three very successful companies, including a self-managing entrepreneurial engineering firm specializing in niche markets that require unique training, experience, and impulsive instinct to try new things. Enjoy! In this episode Peter and Andre discuss:   00:45 - Thank you so much for listening and for subscribing! 00:48 - Welcome Andre Brisson! 02:40 - What is your success key for imparting complex information to the neurotypical? Ref: Ringette 04:15 - Simplifying the complex 05:06 - On the differences between informing and teaching 05:30 - When did you get diagnosed and what brought all that about? 06:02 - On inventing a “character” for yourself to be perceived as “not abnormal”. 07:00 - On then importance of being unique  07:45 - You said you were beginning to scare your kids- can you go into details on that? Ref: emotional dysregulation 09:55 - Have you ever bought anything strictly on impulse? Tell us in the comments! ;-) 11:00 - Parenting with ADHD/mild Asperger's prior to a diagnosis 12:20 - So when you got diagnosed, what was the treatment plan? Ref: DBT, CBT Executive Function What is Time Blindness? 13:36 - On learning your strengths and maintaining, managing and delegating what's not best for you. Aka Peter's “life rules” 15:15 - A bit more on delegating and staying in the lane, on the road. 16:38 - How can people find more about you? Email:  andre@andreb.ca André Brisson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andre.brisson.1447/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrebrisson/ Twitter: @fatrol Website: www.andreb.ca Objective Engineering Inc. Website: www.objectiveeng.ca Tactical Breakthroughs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalBTs LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tactical-breakthroughs/ Twitter: @tacticalbts Website: www.tacticalbts.com The Impulsive Thinker Podcast Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/impulsivethinkerpodcast LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impulsive-thinker-podcast/ Twitter: @impulsivthinker Website: www.theimpulsivethinker.com 16:51 - Andre, thank you so much!  Ref: Faster Than Normal the book! 17:75 - Thank you. Guys, as always thanks so much for subscribing! Do you have a cool friend with a great story? We'd love to hear. I'm www.petershankman.com and you can reach out anytime via email at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterNormal on all of the socials. It really helps when you drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse!  19:08 - Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits  — TRANSCRIPT via Descript and then corrected.. somewhat: [00:00:38] Hey everyone, Peter. Shankman welcome to the episode of Faster Than Normal. I'm thrilled that you're here. It is great to have you again, we have a fun guest today. I'm gonna start with his tagline because his tagline pretty much says everything ;it's simplifying your complexities, which I think is just the best description I've ever heard of someone who works with people with A D D ADHD, people who are. ADHD. I love that. It's just so clear. Andre, Brisson and I, I screwed it up. I tried my was really hard to get. That was good. Was good's the host of the Impulsive Thinker podcast, very similar to FTN. Podcast for high achieving ADHD entrepreneurs. He owns an entrepreneur consulting engineering company, and recently started another company called Tactical Breakthroughs where he's developing an ADHD transformation journey program. He was diagnosed later in life with severe ADHD and mild Asperger's and the mechanisms and systems he created much like the stuff I did to overcome his undiagnosed ADHD have helped him succeed and he credits his undiagnosed as a key to his success and a factor in restricting success as well. So that's ING to discover, um, Since discovering how to turn his ADHD into a strength people have out for help using their ADHD as well. You talk in your bio about how you have special ability for taking complex information and simplifying for others and first thought, when I heard that was something that happened with me. And I think my mom, like five years ago when she got a new iPhone and she was having a problem doing like four things. And so I just went over there. The their, my parents' apartment. And I'm like, here, gimme the phone done. Dun dun dun. She's like, great, but I didn't learn how to do it. Right. Right. And I realized I'm terrible at taking complex information that I understand and teaching people how to understand it. I just want to do it and get it done. That's an ADHD thing. So let's, let's start there. What is, what is your sort of success key there where you actually have the ability and the, the patience or whatever it is to take that information and simplify it down so other people can learn it as opposed to just doing it for them.  [00:02:55] Andre: Well, the, to me, that's the key difference is I don't do it for them. I've always helped people understand, break down something complex into simple steps or layman terms so that they can act on it. And then they can think about it differently to act on it at a future time. Um, like for example, and on in Canada here, we have Ringette. It's a, it's a, it's a sport on ice for women. So basically they got a rubber ring with a spear, their stick. And I, I referee then I was in an evaluator and, uh, an officially evaluator. So what I actually did was I always asked them what's. The rule, like usually you guys say this occurred, this occurred that I call it right or not. So I go by and says, what's the rule. The rule says this. And then we break down the steps of what occurred and apply the actual rule to those steps. So I step it out for people so that they can understand it. And if you don't understand the first way, I tackle it at a different angle until they get it. And what I'm trying to teach them is stepping out the thought process to come with their own conclusions, with the facts that they know they already had. And didn't realize it. Okay.  [00:04:04] Peter: That makes sense. Yeah, it does. It does. It's interesting. Cause that, that takes patience and, and that's one of the few things that most people with ADHD simply don't have anywhere near half of. [00:04:15] Andre: Mm-hmm yeah. The thing is a lot of times I can simplify that complex information. So someone understands it and so that they can act on it and I can make it real. So usually I, I I'm able to connect something that's in their life or someone else's life or mine. And that's what I do a lot on the podcast is this is a snare that happened. It kind of happened to me. And then people, once you make it real people seem to click with it better.  [00:04:39] Peter: Yeah. Makes sense. And, and yeah, I mean, that's, that's a, a, you know, my keynote speaking trait, you tell stories that people have people who relate to and all of a sudden, it's not some guy on stage talking about something foreign, it's something. Oh yeah. I get that.  [00:04:51] Andre: Yeah. I. I had a chat today with two different people. We, I kind of, I blurted this out and I thought it was pretty smart now to think about it now, but I think there's a difference between informing to understand versus educating, to teach. So if, and for me, I was talking about advocacy as you know, I, I stopped educating people. I just tried to inform people so they can understand adult ADHD and the differences.  [00:05:17] Peter: That makes a lot of sense. I think that also the more informed they are, the more they feel like they can have a handle on it, as opposed to. I guess educating. Yeah. Yeah. They might not necessarily get, no. That makes sense. Tell us about, um, your background. You said you were late, you were late, uh, diagnosed how late?  [00:05:36] Andre: Uh, about four years ago when I was 44. Oh, wow. Um, and then that was a, that was all because of a life Tempest. As I've been calling had three perfect storms collide at once. Um, got into a bad business partnership. I got bored with my first company once it got successful. So I S sabatoged that. Things weren't going well at home. And my Sy symptoms overtook me and controlled me for a couple of years to the point where my kids are just looking at me scared. And I said, I gotta get help. Huh. And got the diagnosis. I went actually to get the diagnosis to prove it wasn't ADHD. Cause I thought there was something worse, wrong with me. Because that diagnosis, like it was too simple of a solution to explain my last 44 years and develop a character that I became so I can fit in and not be looked as abnormal. And then, so I got really good at playing this character. Now I'm learning how to be me and to differentiate the two, because it almost became, you know, I almost, I brainwashed myself to believe that that was the person I was or shouldn't be. [00:06:38] Peter: No, I get that. I mean, it's, it's, you know, fitting in and not being, uh, you know, and not sort of ever really fitting in with the crowd or with, with, uh, any group in, in school, you know, and that takes a toll. I don't think, I think we're just starting to realize what kind of toll that takes on people, um, and how much, uh, that that's re you know, those early forming, forming years are really responsible for sort of right. The kinda stuff you deal with.  [00:07:03] Andre: And then I was overlooked because I was doing well in school. Like I'm also gifted. Um, and so since you're successful and you're doing well in school, you can't have it. You're just not doing what you're supposed to. You're not trying to hard enough for, you know, stop being unique. That was my favorite word. You're too unique to be part of this and I've always fought the right to be unique. And I always thought we should all, we're all different. I understood why we were always trained to say we're everyone's alike, but we're not. We're all unique. [00:07:35] Peter: So what, when you get, I'm curious, you mentioned something, you said, um, you said you had symptoms that were starting to, uh, that were starting to scare your kids. Ex can you go into detail on that?  [00:07:47] Andre: Oh, emotional dysregulation times 2 million. Um, it didn't take much to spark me off. And then all I would do was I'd just be screaming at them for something silly. And when I started being cognizant of a screaming at them, for being silly, my brain was actually saying, Hey buddy, you're overreacting here. You should stop. And then I got the other part of my brain going, eh, forget it. Let's keep going. I'm already into it. Um, so when I saw those look in their eyes, it gave me a. It scared me cuz I saw myself. Um, there when I was a child and that's when I said no, no more, no more. So I went and got help. So the emotional dysregulation definitely took over, um, and enforced, uh, and then my impulsivity and the no filter uh, aspect of my brain having no filter, just my impulsivity, my ver my words would just come out and I just started not caring anymore. And that's when I said that, that, that the symptoms took over, um, impulsive bias, impulsive business partnerships, knowing that it was not going to be good. Um, and for me, I realized with time, since my diagnosis, I have a fear of being idle and when I get bored, that's when I could become dangerous. And that's when, so my physical hyperactivity, even at, as an adult kicks in, if I'm bored and then what happened was with my other company, once the startup phase was done and we're successful in maintaining success and having good gradual growth, I was bored. The, the entertainment, the interest was gone. So I created chaos. Impulsively trying this, trying that in muscle dysregulation, continuing. Um, and, and then just going on with the inattention, not caring, I had a really great point and it just escaped me. It'll come back to that's yeah. [00:09:46] Peter: I mean, that's that happens all the time. You, you go down the route, press rabbit, home, like, wait, my original point was like five feet away from that. Yeah. Um, I think that probably, I think every episode [00:09:55] Andre: and the impulsivity of buying stuff. You know, spending sling money, losing cash flow, all that type of stuff. That was it.  [00:10:03] Peter: It's interesting. I've never, I, I, I, I understand that. And I get that. I I'm fortunate. I don't think it ever, I never went down that rabbit hole too much, but I've certainly made impulse. I mean, you know, mm-hmm, virtually everything I've ever bought in my life has been impulse by, I, I do you wind up doing research on the product you bought after you bought it? [00:10:22] Andre: um, No. I usually do all the research ahead of time. So I know what I'm buying is good is just deciding to do it. Like the one was, Hey, we got a bunch of cash in the bank account. Um, I've been looking at building a server. This is quite a few years ago getting a server for the office. We got a big team, so I'm just gonna blow 40 grand right now, rather on a finance plan. Um, cuz at the same time I didn't care. Um, which was part of it, which was the interest part. Um, but the other thing too Peter. I think that I think a lot of people are getting diagnosed later in life. And for me, I never realized this about two years ago was. It really started to take control. My symptoms. When I had kids, when they disrupted my, my rhythm at home, my routine at home, that was my calm down time. When I got home, I could rejuvenate and now having being stuck, cuz you're scheduled being disrupted all the time. Cuz kids just want to be with you. They just wanna last minute try different things and no, no, I like, I just sat down, I'm ready to do a bunch of stuff and now you're disrupting me. So that's when I think it started to steamroll the effects of these symptoms.  [00:11:35] Peter: I totally totally get that. It's it's a, having a kid. I got diagnosed before I had my daughter, but it was Def it's definitely a, um, you know, you sort of, you get this vibe where it's like, okay, uh, dinner's over, you know, I have an hour till I have to put her to bed, I'm gonna, you know, I'm gonna sit down and breathe and just whatever. And then it's like, dad play with me. And of course I, I will, but it took a while to sort of, uh, be able to focus entirely. Right, right. And  [00:12:01] Andre: not oh, huge. You know? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And then you feel shitty as a, as a parent, cuz you can't give your full attention or you're always thinking, how can I get outta this? I , how can go back to what I was doing exactly. Cause I need to get that done. I gotta get it done. What's going on? Right?  [00:12:14] Peter: No question about it. So when, so when you got diagnosed, what, what was the, uh, what was the treatment plan? Was it medication? Was it, . [00:12:22] Andre: We, uh, tried medication, uh, I think I'm part of that 20% that doesn't work well. Um, but I think the, some of the medication I was on at that time, I needed it just to settle and almost had stopped my brain for a while so I can just catch my breath and take everything in. And then, um, Slowly got off of it. Um, but for me, the big thing is I just hyper-focused for a good year and a half on learning everything I could about ADHD interesting and simplifying it. And that's why I tell people like educating yourself the effects and then is huge. And then I was part of therapy group therapy. Now I'm just finishing up my dialectal behavioral therapy. I've done cognitive behavioral therapy, ah, even the group therapy on how to have fun. But it was a neurotypical direction, but anyways, um, a lot of talking with similar people helped. And then for me to simplify ADHD down to, I think it's its core, it's an executive functioning dysfunction and time blindness. Those two affects the, the, the, the DSM symptoms of inattention hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. Um, that made a lot of sense to me. And then at the same time, shortly before my ADHD diagnosis, I got diagnosed with type two diabetes. And that's when I realized I can't get rid of it. Like I diabetes, I can't get rid of it. Nothing I can do can cure it, but I can manage it and extend my life. And that's what I saw with ADHD. .Manage the symptoms so I can work well. And I had a mantra my whole time for a long time saying your strengths can become your weaknesses. And when I put that together with my ADHD symptoms, as long as I can manage my symptoms, That's how, why I succeed as an entrepreneur and those are my strengths, but if I let them go be overutilized or underutilized and then become my strengths. And that's when I say ADHD can become a disorder, is when they're impeding your day to day. [00:14:23] Peter: I agree. I, I think it's another way of saying, you're saying the same thing that I say a different way, which is, you know, you have to have. These life rules that you can't deviate from because you know, you, your brain works a certain way. And so you put these right pro processes into place that allow you to utilize it to your best ability. Mm-hmm . And if you, if you deviate from that, you're gonna go off the road.  [00:14:42] Andre: Right. And, and then the other thing I discovered too, so for, I don't know, I can't do math. I'm an engineer. I need a calculator here. Um, so about a good 20 years, all I did was read all the self-help books. I've taken almost every assessment out there to identify strengths, but my therapist actually said you were doing all that to find out what was wrong with you to concentrate on what's not good enough to build on. So with my diagnosis, I took there's three good tools that I use that really identifies my talents and strengths. And. Take those. And I help people with these assessments too, to understand what's your unique strength and talent. So if we could just stay in those abilities, Then it's easy to hyperfocus and you're having a lot of fun and you're not, and don't waste your time on things you're not good at and you don't like doing that. So as an entrepreneur, it's handy, you, you got staff, you can have people, you delegate a lot of those, but I help people understand what their unique talents and strengths are, where they should be spending their time, where they can get a lot of energy and enjoyment every day, be creative and then have a team around you that just take care of the stuff you don't like. [00:15:50] Peter: That's a hundred percent given you, have you have someone or people to do the stuff that you're terrible at? I mean, that's, you know, for 14 years now, I've had, I've had my assistant, it's a game changer.  [00:16:00] Andre: Yep. Like we got a minimal limited brain mental brain, uh, energy, right. Every day. And I think ADHD, we just have a really good ability to effectively use it to run all day, or we have a really great efficient way to inefficiently use our mental energy and at the end of the day, it, so if we're starting to do things we don't like to do all day, then we're really, really burnt out at the end of the day. But if we can stay in that lane, man, you can do that seven days straight and not get, get tired. [00:16:29] Peter: It's a great way to put it. It's a great way to close too. I wanna keep us to our 20 minute mark. Uh, tell us how people could find you?  [00:16:36] Andre: Uh, you can find me at, uh, Andre, Andre, b.ca I'll take anyone's email. Um, but you can find me on LinkedIn. Our tactical bts.com is another source.  [00:16:47] Peter: We'll put all the, all the, all your links that you gave us. We'll put 'em in the, uh, in the podcast notes. Andre, thank you so much for taking the time. This was really, really informative. We're definitely gonna have you back, uh, at some point in the near future.  [00:16:57] Andre: Well, I appreciate you having me, Peter. And, um, like I said, like, I don't think I said this, but, uh, yet till now, um, you're Faster Than Normal book. I actually bought it five years ago, thinking it was one how I can work faster. then I bought it again, uh, and read it. And then I found the other book, but I think I really liked your aspect too, that, you know, it's not a disorder. It's our, it's a, it's a very unique ability of doing things and to not thinking as a negative. And, and make it work. And I really, a lot of stuff in there I re not reflected it hit me. I can, I understand exactly what was in there. And it was also comforting to know what I created in the past. Unknowingly. I was on the right track. So I thought it was a really good book and I do recommend it to a lot of people. [00:17:45] Peter: Thank you, man. That's a really, really kind of you. Guys as always, Faster Than Normal, We wanna hear what you're thinking. We wanna hear of any guests you might wanna hear from,  shoot us a, a email Peter@shankman.com. We're on all the socials. You know, our, our handles by now. Thank you for listening. We will see again next week with another guest, we appreciate you and know that ADHD and all forms of neurodiversity are gifts, not curses! We'll see you next week! [00:19:08]Credits: You've been listening to the Faster Than Normal podcast. We're available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google play and of course at www.FasterThanNormal.com I'm your host, Peter Shankman and you can find me at shankman.com and @petershankman on all of the socials. If you like what you've heard, why not head over to your favorite podcast platform of choice and leave us a review, come more people who leave positive reviews, the more the podcast has shown, and the more people we can help understand that ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Opening and closing themes were composed and produced by Steven Byrom who also produces this podcast, and the opening introduction was recorded by Bernie Wagenblast. Thank you so much for listening. We'll see you next week!

The Rebbe’s advice
2830 - If they don't want to pay, give them a payment plan to pay off the debt slowly.

The Rebbe’s advice

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 8:21


Chabad activists are not in the business of creating secular education even together with Kodesh. To continue their Kodesh education in Kefar Chabad is very proper. Do not create a high school for secular and Kodesh in Kefar Chabad. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2830

The Ultimate Health Podcast
487: How to Get Unstuck & Take Control of Your Life | Jenna Kutcher

The Ultimate Health Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 90:17 Very Popular


Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/jennakutcher487 Jenna Kutcher (IG: @jennakutcher) guides millions of listeners each week in chasing their dreams on the #1 Marketing podcast in the country, The Goal Digger. A born-and-raised Minnesota wife, mother, and entrepreneur, Jenna has helped women all over the world redefine success and wake up to their lives through her decade-long work as a leading online educator. Today we're discussing her new book, How Are You, Really?: Living Your Truth One Answer at a Time. This conversation will be a catalyst for making big changes in your life! In this episode, we discuss: What is a life inventory? Get honest with who you are Don't let the fear of change hold you back Slowly transitioning to the next phase in life Time is Jenna's currency What's your enough point? Be here right now Asking for help Jenna's moment of surrender The most vibrant version of me Jenna is living her “vision” Living a shared dream with your partner Anchor yourself to your why How Are You, Really? The truth about awareness The simple scale of 1 to 10 practice Loneliness stems from not feeling seen Reevaluate what success looks like for you You don't have to burnout to have a breakthrough Jenna's health journey + what's been her biggest needle movers in that realm Meditation is the awareness of your thoughts Gluten intolerance can impact fertility Do you need to train yourself to be better at resting? Show sponsors: Cymbiotika

The Rom Com Rewind Podcast
S3 E29: 500 Days of Summer

The Rom Com Rewind Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 62:59


This week we finally re-watch 500 Days of Summer, Directed by Mark Webb. 500 Days of Summer is the story of Tom Hansen played by Joseph Gordon Levitt and Summer Finn played by Zoey Deschanel. The peculiar way in which this story is told makes it hard to give a lead in without totally spoiling the film. This story spans 500 days… 500 days in which Tom Hansen is in love with Summer Finn, but the story is not told in sequential order, we jump in and out of these 500 days, slowly piecing together this story like a jig-saw puzzle. At times we peek in on a horrible argument, other times we jump backward in time to a beautiful date night at the movies. Slowly as we the audience step back… and back again… we get a full picture of the love, the loss, the rebirth of these two individuals Tom Hansen and Summer Finn, as we ultimately learn the story… of 500 Days of Summer…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Scary Mysteries
5 People Who ESCAPED Fanatical Cults

Scary Mysteries

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 20:32


Slowly, a cult digs its claws into vulnerable individuals and once trapped, it's nearly impossible to get out. And It's even harder for those who were born into or raised in one as a kid. Escaping a cult can be a living hell, but there's always hope and a way out if you're strong enough. Here are 5 People Who Escaped Fanatical Cults.--------------------------------------------

Good Seats Still Available
270: US Soccer's "Generation Zero" - With Hal Phillips

Good Seats Still Available

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 112:42


It wasn't easy being a soccer fan in the United States in the 1980s.  While the 24-team North American American Soccer League ushered in the decade with an air of stability and momentum (the league even sold a pennant proclaiming the game the “Sport of the 80's”), it wasn't long before big-time American pro soccer was dangerously on the ropes (the NASL shrank to just nine franchises by 1984) – and then seemingly gone for good when the league officially sank into oblivion in early 1985. For a nascent generation of US fans newly hooked on the world's “beautiful game,” it felt like an abandonment – and an air of disillusionment beset the American soccer scene in the immediate years that followed.  Slowly and awkwardly, Americans slowly got wise – miraculously qualifying for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, hosting the event four years later, and re-birthing the pro game with Major League Soccer in 1996 – and ultimately evolved it into one of the most popular sports in the country. Sportswriter/author Hal Phillips ("Generation Zero: Founding Fathers, Hidden Histories & the Making of Soccer in America") joins the podcast this week to help trace the timeline of events that led to this epic transformation in American sports, by spotlighting the national team players and fans - raised on the game and tempered by hardship - who made it happen. PLUS: Your chance to win a free copy!

The MBS Show
The MBS Show Episode 498: We're Slowly Picking Up Pace With G5

The MBS Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 18:30


Recorded on July/30/2022==========In today's episode of The MBS Show, Norman Sanzo does the show solo and tries to not flub his lines. Join us as we talk and discuss about the MLP news of the week and more. It's going to be an awesome episode!!!==========CreditsIntro & Outro Song- Title: The MBS Show Theme Song- Artist: Andy "MandoPony" Stein

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Live at the Bop Stop
Haidu, Williams and Allen Part 1

Live at the Bop Stop

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 69:56


All music used with permission by Haidu, Williams and Allen. Dienda - Kirkland Mister JC - Kirkland End of a Beautiful Friendship - Cole My Song - Jarrett Up Jumped Spring - Hubbard  Pianist Noah Haidu's two most recent releases are outstanding tributes to jazz legends, and he stopped by for two sold out performances with a legendary trio to play selections from both.  Doctone is the culmination of a film, book and album tribute to the legendary Kenny Kirkland, released in 2019. Slowly is his tribute to Keith Jarrett, released in May 2021. Both project feature performances of compositions by these legends and Doctone is a larger project that documents Kirkland's life. Noah took our stage for two performances with two jazz legends. Bassist and Grammy winner Buster Williams has a career spanning sixty years working with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Miles Davis. Drummer Carl Allen has worked with artists as diverse as Freddie Hubbard, Ricky Lee Jones and Christian McBride's Inside Straight. The Trio joined us on stage on November 21st, 2022 and here's Part One – Live at the Bop Stop. This program is recorded at the Robert Conrad Studios at the Bop Stop in Cleveland, Ohio with additional production by Graham Rosen and editing for WOBC and WNPA provided by Dr. Pete Naegele and for our podcast and other affiliates by Shawn Gilbert and Carsen Gilbert at GilAzar media.  The Executive Producer is Daniel Peck. For extended version of all our shows –our Live at The Bop Stop podcast can be found on your favorite podcast app. Want to Support The Bop Stop?  Donate here! Contact us here

Keepin' It Real with K.C.
V262TC - Capricorn August Money Tarot Energy - Luck Slowly Arrives

Keepin' It Real with K.C.

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 10:27


Expect the unexpected. Take what resonates and leave what doesn't. Thank you for watching and listening! Please like, share, comment, and subscribe!! Be blessed!! Website / KIRWKC Anchor Podcast Site: www.kirwkc.com Join Mailing List: https://www.subscribepage.com/y1y8a8 Online Studio: https://riverside.fm/studio/kirwkc Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6wcq08N8PNaX1Njkun9kSR Substack: https://kirwkc.substack.com iHeartRADIO: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-keepin-it-real-with-kc-73615909/ Pandora: https://www.pandora.com/podcast/keepin-it-real-with-kc/PC:46195 Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/77ce7727-d376-4b19-bf43-9975e25c57cd/Keepin-It-Real-with-KC Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Podcast/B08K55QP3M?qid=1619307597&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=9BT3RY8XKT50ZJFKHMX7 Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/keepin-it-real-with-k-c/id1494499465 Daily Motion: https://www.dailymotion.com/KIRWKC YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepinItRealWithKC Twitter: https://twitter.com/kirwkc @kirwkc Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kirwkc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirwkc CashApp: $kirwkc --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kirwkc/support

The Marc Cox Morning Show
"Build Back Better," or "Destroy America Slowly Plan"

The Marc Cox Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 8:04


Marc is joined in studio by Ryan Wiggins, host of Wiggins America, to discuss "Build Back Better," the recession, and how Missouri Democrats are ruining their own chances for the Senate seat. 

The Conservative Circus w/ James T. Harris
Biden White House Says The Economy Is Good. America Is Turning Into A Third World Country. Big City Mayors Can't Handle Immigration Influx.

The Conservative Circus w/ James T. Harris

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 103:11


Joe Biden's White House wants you to know that even though we are in a recession our economy is just fine! Slowly but surely America is turning into a third world country right before our very eyes. Big city mayors have no idea how to handle the immigration influx and demand help!

The Daily Good
Episode 594: England’s largest wind turbine slated to be built, a lovely quote from The Hobbit, the beauty of the southeast of England, the slowly swinging genius of Charlie Christian AND Jonathan Stout, and more…

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 20:16


Good News: After some struggles to get offshoot wind farms going in the UK, the largest single turbine is slated to be built soon, Link HERE. The Good Word: A lovely thought from Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Good To Know: An odd and fun fact about bats giving birth! Good News: […]

8 Minutes to Ageless
8 Minutes to Ageless - Episode 54 - Nan Palmer

8 Minutes to Ageless

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 18:12


EPISODE SUMMARY: Today Dr. Pearson has the privilege of interviewing Nan Palmer, a yoga therapist and senior who believes age is a choice. At 70 years of age, she still discovers a new way to make life better easily. We talk about a strategy that she has used recently to release weight, using Noom, an online platform. I think you will find it inspiring. If you want to contact Nan for online yoga therapy you can reach her at yogawithnan@gmail.com. ON THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS… Dr. Pearson tells us a little bit about how she met Nan. Nan gives us a little backstory. Dr. Pearson asks Nan to tell us about her past and how she has had such a big shift in weight. About two months ago Nan began the new program Noom. In two months the scale hasn't moved a ton, but Nan finds she can move better and things in her closet are fitting again. Noom helps connect the psychological part of your brain with the rest of your body. Slowly over time, Nan is finding the way she thinks about food to be changing. No food is forbidden and you get to learn what triggers your desire to eat. You can go to www.noom.com to find out more. If you would like to contact Nan for online yoga therapy you can reach her at yogawithnan@gmail.com CALLS-TO-ACTION: Get a copy of the book on Amazon. If you got some questions, reach out through the website: www.8minutestoageless.com www.8minutestoageless.org Who is Dr. Kelli Pearson? Experienced Chiropractor since 1982, working in collaborative health care settings. Currently a co-owner of a multi-disciplinary clinic, including chiropractors, massage therapists, movement specialists, and nutritional coaches. Owner of Real Work Life, a corporate wellbeing consulting company, and author of "8 Minutes to Ageless," teaching a minimalistic approach to aging well. Graduate of UCLA with a BS in Kinesiology and a Doctorate from Palmer West Chiropractic College. Socials: www.linkedin.com/in/kelli-pearson-0695035/

Steamy Stories Podcast
How the Prude Wife Became a Celebrated Nude ModelCelebrating...

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022


How the Prude Wife Became a Celebrated Nude ModelCelebrating National Nude DayBy PickFiction - Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.Dana Berry blushes whenever her stunning body & looks are commented upon. The daughter of an accomplished fashion model, her genes may get a lot of the credit for such attractiveness. But there never was less of an exhibitionist in the western world (save for the cloistered nuns).But here she stands in Wendy Proctor's front entry, with a dilemma. Her proud husband, Luke; an able young executive, Had bought two very expensive and daring dresses for her, and informed her of two upcoming social events they were to attend.Wendy greeted Dana and saw the concern on Dana's face.“Luke bought two new dresses for me, and, not surprisingly, they could use some small alterations.”“Did you bring them with you?” Wendy asked, knowing what the answer would be.“Of course,” Dana answered, hurrying to her car and quickly back with a shopping bag that held the dresses.“Luke picked it out, and when I said no, he bought it. I tried to tell him, but he wasn't listening,” Dana sounded a little depressed and defeated."This dress has a neckline that meets the waistline,” Wendy observed."I know, and I'm not sure why he wants people to see more of my … ugh, skin.”“I believe that skin is called tits,” Wendy said as Dana rolled her eyes. “Maybe he's just proud of you.”“I suppose,” She took the dress from Wendy and pulled it on over her head. "Well?”“You should really have your bra off to model that one,” Wendy giggled.“I'm not going out with half of my breasts exposed. You know how I hate to show, well, my body, I guess. Can you sew something in there then to kind of hide most of my boobs?”“I could, but what's Luke going to say?”“I'll deal with that. I can give him … Well, you can guess,” The red was now on Dana's cheeks and moving down her neck.Dana carefully unfolded the other dress, obviously much longer and more formal than the red one with the plunging neckline. It was a beautiful gold color. Dana pulled off the red dress and slipped into the gold one."Good lord,” Declared Wendy. “Dana, when do they award the Miss America crown?”“It is pretty stunning, isn't it?”"It is, particularly with your bra strap crossing the bare-to-below-the-waist back.”“That's part of the problem,” Dana said.“And speaking of leg,” Wendy whistled"Never had a dress with a split clear to my waist,” Dana had a futile look on her face."So, with this one, you wouldn't be wearing a bra.”Dana rolled her eyes.“And probably little thong panties as well.”“Don't even think that,” Dana gasped.“Well, take your bra off, and let's see how it looks.”“Wendy, I can't do that. People will know I'm not wearing a bra,” Dana looked almost horrified at that thought.Wendy sighed. "Walk over and look at yourself in the mirror. Just look; no thoughts of what you're showing and how much skin is visible. Just look.”“It's for the Christmas party,” Dana said resignedly.“It would be a travesty to alter that dress even a little bit.”“Wendy, I don't know if I can do it,” Dana said, in agony."Well, Christmas is a long way off, and I suspect you'll have talked yourself into it by then. What's the red one for?”“There's a fancy dinner for Luke's company in about two months. Ugh.”“We'll work on it, and I've got an idea that may help,” Wendy assured Dana. "Okay, here's what I've come up with. Hear me out before you decide anything. I have a little surprise for you,” Wendy paused and smiled. "Besides being a seamstress, I'm also an artist of sorts. I did it when I was in high school and first year of college. Then I got too busy and just stopped. I've kind of picked it up again, and Max has encouraged me, and, well, that's where I'm beginning with you.”Dana looked puzzled,“Come with me. We've turned the garage into my studio,” She led Dana through the house and into the garage. It was filled with canvases, both full and empty."Wow, you've been working,” Dana said, looking around at the many paintings both hanging and leaning.“Here's the one I finally finished,” she said, leading Dana around the big easel.Dana stopped suddenly, eyes wide and hand to mouth as she stared at the painting.“That's your Max,” she said quietly.“Sure is, and I'm really proud of it.”“Should you be showing me this?” Dana asked, afraid to look at her.“You mean because he's naked? He doesn't mind. He's proud of my artwork.”Dana stared. He was certainly naked. She marveled at the painting. It looked almost like a photograph, but if she looked carefully, she could see brushstrokes. She couldn't believe Wendy was showing her this. Dana finally found the courage to look at her best friend, who was smiling. “Max just posed, and you painted him?”“That's all there was to it.”“So why are you showing it to me?”Wendy took a deep breath. “I want to paint you.”The entire meaning of what Wendy was saying suddenly struck Dana, and a shocked expression filled her face.“You want to paint me … like that? Have you lost your mind?”“Not at all. I can't think of anyone who'd look more beautiful in a painting like that.”Dana could barely catch her breath. Naked. Wendy wanted her to model for her … naked? This was so, so far beyond anything that had ever happened between them, she couldn't imagine where Wendy had gotten this idea. It was … it was …“You'd just pose here in the studio – no one would see you except me. We're big girls now and can see each other naked,” Wendy went to the wall and pulled out a canvas from behind several others. "Here. I posed for myself in a mirror,” she said, placing the painting on the easel. Wendy chuckled. “Plus, you owe me for all the sewing I do for you.”“I'm supposed to trade naked modeling for your modifying my dresses and things?” Dana stammered,“That, plus my good advice on how good you look in the dresses I didn't modify.”That was why she was here in the first place; she was trying to gain enough courage to wear those dresses. And all Wendy could come up with was having her pose naked? Her brain hit the brakes. She looked at Wendy.“So, you think if I can model for you, that would make it easier for me to wear those dresses?”“I sure do, and you might even enjoy the modeling, freeing yourself, going against what you've always been, that kind of stuff. Plus, you'll have a painting to hang in your bedroom. Or your family room,” she added, laughing.Dana sputtered. The thought of a picture like that hanging anywhere in their house had her blushing. She knew that Luke would love it, though. Still, it couldn't hang where people could see it. Maybe in their ensuite. It was large enough for that. She paused her thinking once again. If she was deciding where to hang the painting, that meant she had agreed to do it. She looked at Wendy as she nibbled her lower lip.“When can we start?” Wendy asked, smiling at her.“I can't believe I'm agreeing to this, and I still may back out.”“Don't say anything to Luke. You can surprise him on his birthday or at Christmas. Plus, you'll surprise him when you wear those dresses.”Dana wasn't at all sure that posing naked, in private and for Wendy, would make it easier for her to expose so much of herself to others, like Luke's co-workers. Maybe, but she'd have to see. She remembered wearing the dresses, naked beneath them. And she remembered how she'd looked in the mirror. Yep, she'd have to see.“Let's start tomorrow before you change your mind,” Wendy suggested, chuckling.Dana met her eyes. Still time to change her mind. The single word “naked” hammered at her brain. She was naked when she showered and with Luke, of course. Even that had been difficult the first time. Now, though, it was … Could posing for Wendy be like that, too? It was so different, a foreign territory that Dana thought she was ready to explore. She'd find out tomorrow.Tomorrow came, Luke went to work, and Dana was left with her decision of yesterday. She dressed normally, refusing to let this possibly temporary thing change her life. She walked the three blocks to Wendy's with purposeful strides, looking confident even if she didn't feel that way.As she usually did, she went in the back door and called for Wendy, who appeared immediately, a big smile on her face. “If it would make you feel better, I can be naked too while I paint,” Wendy offered."Oh, lord, no. That would be weird. What am I saying? This whole thing is weird.”“Well, listen, I've seen you in your bra and panties when we were looking at the dresses, so it should be easy to get that way again.”Dana decided that made a lot of sense. She slowly and carefully took off her shirt, then her shorts. She decided that, since she was in undressing mode, she might as well continue. Eyes closed, she reached behind her and unclasped her bra, holding it in place momentarily, then pulling it off, eyes still closed.No comment from Wendy.Feeling a little more confident after taking off her bra, Dana quickly slid the panties down her legs and kicked them aside. She opened her eyes.“I've told you this before, but I sure as hell wish I had a body like yours,” Wendy said, a serious look on her face."Wendy, it's not..”“ It is, and you know it,” Wendy interrupted. “Now, let's talk about the posing and the kind of portrait you'd like.”She led Dana to the full-length mirror and stood away from it slightly, then motioned for Dana to move a little to her right.“I picture you standing by a wooden chair, your back to the mirror, your hand on the chair, maybe one knee bent a little. Sound good?”Dana wasn't sure how it sounded; she'd never posed before and had no idea.“Let me get the chair and show you,” Wendy said, rescuing Dana from her uncertainty. She went into the house and was back in seconds with a low-back chair from the dining room. She placed it carefully, went to the easel, and checked, then motioned for Dana to pose as she'd described.Wendy was standing in front of her now, staring at her breasts.Flexing and moving slightly, Dana made it to one hour before she needed a break. Wendy brought two glasses of wine, very full glasses, and they chatted for fifteen minutes, finished the wine, and went back to work. She noticed she felt a little more relaxed after scarfing down the wine, something she'd remember.“I'd like to be a little further along before you see it,” Wendy said when they were finished for the day. Tomorrow at one? We'll have a couple of hours,” She picked up Dana's clothes. “Want to leave these here and walk home naked?”Dana rolled her eyes and grabbed the clothes, quickly putting them on.They worked tomorrow, and the next day, then paused for the weekend. On Monday, they were back at work, Wendy promising to reveal what she had done. They had been at work about thirty minutes when Max walked into the studio.There was a loud scream.“Sorry,” Max said. “Oh, it's just Dana.”“Just Dana” was frantically scrambling to cover herself, having nothing available except her hands and arms. One arm across her breasts, and one hand covering her crotch, she was visibly shaking.“I got to work and didn't have my wallet. You know where I left it?”“On the little desk in the family room, I think.”“Thanks, and sorry, Dana,” The look on his face said he wasn't really sorry. He went back into the main house."You made his day, you know. He thinks you're absolutely gorgeous and the ultimate babe of babes.”“Wendy, no way.”“Way,” Wendy replied, laughing.“I'm sure that picture of you he just saw is foremost in his mind right this minute. And he'll tell me about it this evening.”She'd heard that from Luke but never from anyone else. Somehow, this was different. Luke was her husband, and of course, he'd say it. Max was just a friend and had nothing to gain from saying it. Wendy teased her about it constantly, but she'd always disregarded it. Now, with Max, did that make it true? When he called her “the babe of babes,” he was talking about what was under the clothes, and now he had seen that. Would he change his mind?“You ready to pose again?”“I think so.”“Well, you're going to have to move your arm and your hand.”It was complete and ready for Luke's birthday after a few awkward “posing” sessions where Dana sat beside Wendy, holding out her hands, having her face studied carefully, and, of course, topless with Wendy carefully studying her breasts and nipples. But, when it was complete, it looked almost like a photograph; it was so finely detailed and realistic.In their conversations, while Wendy was painting, she noted she had other projects in mind. She wanted to take famous old paintings by the masters and create modern versions, beginning with The Nude Maja by Goya, with Dana posing, of course.“By the way,” Wendy said after their last session, “now there are portraits of you, Max, and myself. Only one's missing.Was she hinting that she wanted to paint a portrait of Luke … naked?"Why not?” Wendy asked, seeing the look on Dana's face. “You stared at Max while you were posing. I need to get my jollies too"Wendy, what have I gotten myself into?”“Nothing, except you're way more relaxed showing a little of your body now, and I suspect you may be ready to wear that red dress to Luke's dinner party.”Dana was satisfied that she could do it without exposing anything and had decided she'd wear no underwear for the dinner. She smiled when she thought of what Luke's reaction would be. Plus, she wondered what her own reaction would be, particularly after she'd had a couple of drinks. The way her thoughts about herself had changed, it could be dangerous.“After you wear that dress to the dinner, talk to Luke about having his portrait done.”Dana decided that Wendy was developing an obsession with painting a portrait of a naked Luke, and, despite her reservations, she knew Luke would love the idea. She'd bring it up when she gave him his birthday present. And, she wondered if Wendy would volunteer to paint while she was naked, as she'd done with Dana.“Another project I have in mind is a modern interpretation of Monet's painting' Luncheon on the Grass. It has two men and two women on a picnic with one of the ladies naked. My version will have a more realistic four people naked.”“And should I assume that one of them will be me?” Dana asked.“And the others will be me, Max, and Luke.”“Wendy,” Dana squealed. “I'm supposed to sit there and pose with two naked men there also?”“It'll be fun. I might have to take photos to use. We'll all pose for the photos, and I can use them to do the painting when it rains and stuff.”“It's still naked posing with men.” She'd nearly had heart failure the first time she'd pulled off her clothing in front of Wendy. But she'd done it. Could she do more?Luke's birthday was on Friday, and the dinner party was on Saturday. She was sure Luke would be nearly overwhelmed by the surprises she had in store for him. And there were several.She prepared his favorite dinner on Friday, steaks, baked potato, tossed salad, and a little cheesecake for dessert. After dinner, when he was comfortable in the lounger, she went to the spare bedroom and was back quickly with a large but thin present, wrapped neatly in bright red paper.“Guess what this is?” she teased.Luke made several futile attempts at guessing before she handed it to him. He carefully tore the paper off, then just stared for long seconds. Slowly his head turned toward her.“Dana?” was all he could say.“Do you like it?”He looked at it again. “This is the best gift you could have gotten me. And, I thought it was a photograph, but it's a painting. Did you have … where did you get the idea … who painted it?Dana knew his mind was wondering if some strange man had been seeing her naked while he painted the picture."Wendy did it.”“Wendy? I didn't know she painted.”“Neither did I, but she showed me two that she had done before, of herself and of her husband”“Max?”Dana could hear the obvious question in the single word.“Yes, and they're both naked. And yes, now I've seen a painting of Max naked,” She wasn't going to mention just yet that Max had seen her posing naked. "And now, Wendy wants to do one of you.”“She does?”“You'd like that, wouldn't you?” she said, giggling.“I'd rather see the one she did of herself.”“I'm sure she'll let you. Maybe as a birthday present.”“Dana, I can't believe that you, of all people, were able to pose nude for a portrait, even if the artist was your best friend.”“She said I owed her for all the sewing she's done for me.”While Luke continued to look at the painting, Dana called Wendy, asking if they could come over, and Luke wanted to see her picture. Wendy laughed and said that would be fine.“So, you want to see my picture, huh,” Wendy said when she answered the door.“Well, if you're willing to show, I'm willing to look.”“On one condition. That you allow me to complete the quartet of paintings.”“Sure. I'm willing to show if you're willing to paint.”They viewed the nude Wendy, Luke trying to be cool about it but failing. They worked out posing times for Luke, talked about the other projects that Wendy had suggested, and Dana and Luke headed home. Luke propped the painting on the bedroom dresser opposite the bed, and the sex that followed was slightly different and much more satisfying than usual. The Saturday morning follow-up was the same.When Saturday evening came, and it was time to dress for the dinner, Dana showered and went to the spare bedroom. Still naked from the shower, she pulled on the red dress, arranged her hair, applied the little makeup she usually wore for special events, added a couple of dashes of her favorite cologne, and went to their bedroom where Luke was dressing.He turned to her, smiled … and then his eyes went wide.“You're wearing that dress?” he said, a huge smile now engulfing his face.She walked toward Luke, bending from the waist and pulling her arms together in front of her.“Dana, no bra?” He looked totally astounded.“Unless you insist I wear one.”He just shook his head and, seeing her smile, had another thought.“Lift your skirt,” She did and received a look and a smile she'd treasure."That painting has changed you.”“A work in process.”“Can't wait for the conclusion.”“Me either,” Dana replied, wondering herself where she was headed. Time would tell.At the dinner party, she carefully watched the men since most of them seemed to be watching her. Luke was having no trouble finding company, as he seemed to be very popular, particularly with the men. Dana, not used to drinking, had just finished her second martini when a third magically appeared in her hand. The buzz she was feeling was very pleasant, and kept a smile on her face as she talked with the men gathered around her and Luke. Her blinking eyes, pleasant giggles, and body movements had most of the men sure she was flirting with them. Of course, Dana had no idea this was the case.The little clutch purse she carried was a nuisance, and she continually dropped it, bending quickly to pick it up, often in unison with one of the men. A couple of times, she looked down and could see three-quarters of her breasts exposed, or maybe even that next fraction, whatever it was. With the constant movement and the bending, her nipples were anything but relaxed, and she knew they were providing a nice pair of pokies for all to see. She chuckled to herself at that thought, so unlike the Dana she had been. As she finished the third martini, she wondered if she could somehow expose her nipples. She'd have to work on that. The short skirt provided another possibility. She took a large swallow of her martini as they headed to the tables and dinner.As they were eating, Luke said, “Those delicious boobs or yours have already been well-viewed tonight, you know.”“You think so,” Dana giggled, taking a bite of potatoes.“You may be naive, but you're not that naive,” he countered.“With this dress that you wanted me to wear, I don't know how I can keep that from happening.”“I didn't say I wanted it to stop. When I bought that dress, I knew that if you wore it, you'd be observed. I'm just surprised you wore it.”She'd finished the fourth martini and was eating, the effect of the food trailing the alcohol just a bit.“I could show my ass, or my pussy too,” she said, leaning close to Luke and giggling. “Actually, they wouldn't see my pussy, just my muff.”Luke looked at her and smiled. “One more martini and I think I could get you up on the table here to dance naked.”“You think?” Dana smirked."Maybe I should just take you home before you get into trouble.”Once home, Luke said a quiet thank you to the beautiful painting now hanging over their bed.Dana went with Luke for his first posing session with Wendy. Maybe she'd relax after a few sessions, but Wendy seemed awfully anxious to get with a nude Luke. As long as it was only him naked, it should be fine. She wasn't sure if Wendy did it on purpose, but the painting of her hung right in front of where Luke would be posing.Wendy went through the explanation of the posing, breaks if needed, and the final details she'd need when it was almost done. She'd moved a loveseat into the studio and described how she'd like for Luke to pose. When it was time to start, he stripped, sat in the chair, looked at the painting of Wendy, and immediately began to get an erection.“Is that what you want in the painting,” Wendy asked, chuckling.“I think I've been set up,” Luke groaned.The final result was as spectacular as hers had been and was hanging above their bed. Access to their bedroom had become very limited, and both of them enjoyed lying on the bed and looking at the paintings.Dana had completed her posing for Wendy's modern version of Goya's The Nude Maja. It had been easy posing, and the final result was what Dana had imagined it to be when she went to Wendy's to see it.“It came out pretty well, you think? ” Wendy asked.“Like all the others, it's gorgeous.”I showed it to the Goodwin Gallery downtown. They want to display it for six months.“Dana's eyes opened wide."They're sure it will sell during that time too.”“Wendy, that's me in that painting,” Dana said, her heart pounding.“And you look perfect there.”“I'm naked.”“Well, if you say so, I won't do it,” Wendy answered, a defeated look on her face.“Oh, pile the guilt on me,” Dana said, laughing. But what Wendy said was true. She didn't know anyone who visited those galleries. But it was her face … and the rest of her, too. This was a real test of the changed Dana. She took a deep breath. “Oh, hell, go ahead.”She received a big hug from Wendy. “Thanks.”“Now that we've settled that, what are we going to do to celebrate National Nude Day?”“Huh?”“It's July fourteenth, and that's just a few days away. We need to plan something.”A good bit of discussion followed, with many possibilities explored. They parted, leaving the final decision hanging.The next day they talked for an hour. The plan was set and would be a surprise to the men, particularly since neither of them was aware that National Nude Day existed.“Guess what, babe?” Dana said when dinner was finished.“Um, how many guesses do I get?”“Just be quiet. Today is National Nude Day, and we need to celebrate.”Luke began unbuttoning his shirt.“"Slow down, tiger. The celebration begins after dark.”“Go on.”“I'll update you then.”It was an enticingly nerve-wracking evening for Luke, his imagination sparked by those four letters. N-U-D-E. He kept watching Dana, chagrined to see how much she was enjoying tormenting him.“It's almost dark,” he finally said, a hopeful tone to his voice. “Fill me in.”Dana smiled. “We're going to Wendy and Max's to celebrate.”“Oh, nice.”“We're going to walk.”“Okay.”“Naked.”“No shit?”“Yup. We leave our clothes here and walk.”“So, you're going to be outdoors naked?”“That's the plan.”Both of them stripped, followed by Luke chasing a squealing Dana two laps around the entire downstairs. Still giggling, they closed up the house, hiding a key under a rock, and started their trip.The street lights were all on the same side of the street, which would hopefully help them stay unobserved. They stayed behind bushes when they could, and when a car passed, they hid, with Dana learning over to make sure it was past them. It was all Luke needed, and his hand was immediately between her legs, massaging gently.“Luke, stop,” she pleaded, grabbing his arm. A few more seconds of enjoyment, and he relented.They arrived at the Proctor's panting for breath, Luke having chased Dana the last one hundred yards, tickling her at nearly every step. They were greeted by a naked Wendy, which brought a smile to Luke's face. He'd seen the painting, but reality was much more juicy. He received a knowing smile in return. Once inside, they met Max, who was also naked.Dana was astounded that all four of them were ready to spend an evening together … naked. She found herself repeatedly “checking out” Max, or at least checking his manhood which didn't seem to be totally limp. She smiled at that, knowing that Luke was doing the same with Wendy.“We have martinis, Dana. I understand you like them,” Max said, smiling. He filled a rather large glass and handed it to Dana, then filled three more and passed them around. “Don't worry, if you get too buzzed, you're welcome to spend the night here.”A pair of chuckles, and soon, second glasses were being poured. These were larger glasses than they'd had at the dinner, so Dana knew the effects would arrive sooner. They discussed the paintings, Dana being challenged to go to the downtown gallery to view her naked body. As she pictured that, she heard the words, “are you the model?” and it caused her to tremble and tingle as well.The second glass had been emptied, and Dana was flying low, a very contented feeling filling her brain as a “what the hell” feeling surged through her body. She sat on a chair across from Max, watching his erection slowly growing. In her muddled state, she realized she was sitting very comfortably with her legs spread enough that her muff was no longer shielding her pussy. When she glanced down, she could clearly see her parted labia. She smiled at Max, and he returned the smile. She felt sorry for him in that condition, his erection very prominent and needing help.She walked unsteadily to his chair and dropped to the floor on hands and knees.“Poor thing,” she chuckled, blinking her eyes at him. She licked her lips, and her hand took hold of him. She loved the groan she heard, her innate sensuality bubbling to the surface. For a second, she thought of using her mouth but decided her hand would do the job. She began a slow but steady pumping, the kind that Luke particularly enjoyed.“Is that good?” she asked. Max simply groaned.Luke watched what was happening, realizing that he was getting hard from the watching. A quick look at Wendy – she was looking at him and nodding. On hands and knees, she crossed to his chair and, unlike Dana, was perfectly willing to use her mouth, surrounding the head with her lips and caressing it with her tongue. Wendy wasn't Dana, but right this instant, she was amazing, her breasts rubbing his legs as her mouth enveloped his erection. He closed his eyes, enveloped in what she was doing to him.Max was ready to explode. This exceptionally beautiful woman was massaging his cock, and, not to miss an opportunity, he leaned forward and began squeezing those fantastic breasts he had seen once before. The nipples were hard, the skin soft and smooth, the breasts amazingly firm and, well, just perfect. He looked across at Wendy and was jealous. He wanted that but didn't know how to make it happen. He'd try.“Look at Luke,” he whispered in Dana's ear. She released him and turned her head. Then her eyes rolled to his, and she smiled. In seconds, her lips closed on his cock and slid down nearly to the base. He grunted as her head began to bob up and down, faster and faster. She was better at this than Wendy, he decided. “Gonna come,” he grunted, and her hand was back in action, streams of milky liquid landing on her hair, her face, those beautiful breasts, and finally dribbling down her hand and arm.Their eyes met.“Better now?” she asked, her speech still a little slurred.She was still gripping his erection, and Max wasn't sure he could speak. “Yeah, much better,” he finally said to Dana's answering giggle.She stumbled back to her chair and watched as Luke shot spunk on Wendy's face and breasts as well, then held up her glass. Max rose slowly, took the glass, and filled it, returning it to Dana, who took a big swallow. She wondered what might happen after the third glass. Right now, though, Wendy was reaching for her hand to guide her to the bathroom. She chuckled as she realized they were both a bit of a mess.The trip to the bathroom was a little awkward, with both of them bumping walls and stumbling repeatedly, each helping to support the other.“Max was in heaven,” Wendy said a little unevenly.“I made him get hard and thought I needed to take care of it,” Dana replied. “Maybe I shouldn't have done that.”“He thinks you're the best there is. You made him a happy camper. He'll remember that … and remind me about it forever,” Wendy finished with a giggle."Wendy, he loves you,” Dana replied as she washed the sticky cum off her face.“I know he does,” and I don't mind him thinking that about you. I just know he never dreamed something like that would happen.“"He gave my boobs a good squeezing, too,” She paused her scrubbing for a second. "You seemed to do a good job with Luke, too."He didn't try to fight me off, that's for sure. Max says something about getting a little ‘strange' can be fun when he's teasing me. We weren't exactly doing that, but it was fun.”“Hold still,” Dana said, taking a wet washcloth and cleaning two strings of gooey liquid from Wendy's hair. Wendy took the cloth and did the same for Dana.“They looked at each other."They owe us,” Wendy said. “Are you game?”“I'm ready.”Back to the family room they went, and Dana drained the last of her third glass. She saw Max eyeing her with a smile. Wendy went straight to Luke and sat down next to him. Dana went to where she had been earlier, sat down, and spread her legs.She smiled as Max's cock was already responding, and he dropped to his hands and knees and came toward her. It felt so strange in a way, legs spread wide, womanhood in full view, and a different man heading toward her. It was her good friend, Max, but what if it was someone else. She shivered as Max touched her legs, then began kissing his way from her knee to her crotch. There were all sorts of possibilities, and she wondered what all he might do.“You ready?” he murmured, looking up at her.She bit her lower lip, nodding. His finger traced her cleft from top to bottom and back again, over and over, not probing, just caressing. That had never happened to her before, and she was nearly frantic, wanting him to do more. At last, he did, stroking over and over the pinkness between her vagina and her clitoris, not touching either. Breathing was getting more difficult, and she knew her body was glistening. She forced herself to look at Max – his eyebrows were raised, he was smiling and licking his lips. She knew that if he didn't do more soon, she'd have to grab his hand and make the decision for him.At last, his finger probed, sliding slowly inside her. Her hips pressed forward to meet his thrust, forcing his finger deeper. She felt a second finger and then a third. Without even thinking about it, her hips were moving back and forth on the fingers.“You like that, don't you?” he said softly.All Dana could do was moan and press forward with her hips.“How about this,” he asked as one finger slid across her clitoris.Dana jerked, a sharp moan escaping her throat.“I'll take that as a yes,” Max said, his finger flicking back and forth across her swollen clit.Dana couldn't control the moans that seemed to be getting louder and louder. This was different than she was used to as Max's tongue and finger alternated with almost the same flicking motions. Luke used his lips much more than Max, but the flicking had her body heating, sensations racing through her as she felt his fingers moving faster and faster.It was going to happen, and the spasms began with a long and loud moan, followed by more spasms and staccato moans as her body shuddered, every muscle contracting over and over.“Stop, please,” she finally said through her labored breathing.He did and said, “Look over there,” a very wet finger pointing toward the other couple where Luke's face was buried between Wendy's widely spread legs, her body mimicking what had just happened with Dana.Dana watched as Max reluctantly sat back on his haunches, giving her pussy a last look before standing. She smiled as his erection was still very prominent. Wendy had brought her legs together, and Luke stood beside the couch.“It's midnight,” Luke said. “Nude Day is over.”“No, it's not,” Wendy countered. “Let's go out in the yard and practice posing for the luncheon picture I'm planning to do.”Max offered his hand to Dana, and she stood, as did Wendy. Outside in the yard, and naked? This was something new. It was a warm night in July, and there was no dew on the grass yet, so sitting and posing was fun, filled with pushing and touching and lots of laughing. The yard was fairly private, but none of them were thinking of that as they listened to the crickets chirping and the cicadas singing their mating songs. There was even the unmistakable sharp chirp of a whippoorwill.When they finished with the supposed posing practice, Luke crawled across the grass to Dana.“I heard you,” he said, kissing her ear.“You should have been taking care of Wendy and ignoring me,” she answered with a chuckle.“I was doing that, but it must have been good, right?”She looked at him in the glow of the moonlight. “It was … different.”“That's what Wendy said, too. It was so strange, hearing those gorgeous moans, but being so far away.”“That isn't fair; I couldn't hear you at all.”“I doubt you were hearing anything. I just wish I could have watched it.”“You mean you'd have liked to see another man make me come?”“As long as you're still mine, yeah.”“That's not an issue, and I did see the very end of Wendy taking care of you. It was, well, fascinating and exciting, too."How about me taking care of you right now and right here?” Luke said, sliding his hand along Dana's thigh.“You want to make me come again?”“More than that.”“Oh, god, Luke. Wendy and Max are right there.”“And when they see us … they'll join us,” He pushed her back so she was flat on the grass and spread her legs."I guess I don't have much choice now,” she whispered.“You can say no if you'd like,” he said as he pressed his erection against her.She groaned and pulled him onto her.Just as predicted, Wendy and Max, ten feet from them, joined them within seconds.On Saturday, Wendy dragged Dana to the little downtown gallery to see her painting. Dana piled her hair into a bun, wore dark glasses, and a plain, loose-fitting dress to disguise herself as much as possible. It was a special day at the gallery, and it was fairly well packed. Wendy went to talk to the owner, and Dana stood by herself to view the well-lit display. By herself was a misnomer, as there were many people standing around with her, looking.“Unique idea,” a lady shared with her. “And the model is beautiful as well.”Dana smiled as she nearly said thank you to the lady.She listened to more comments, blushing slightly despite her disguise. When Wendy returned, she asked Dana if people seemed to like it.“Everything I've heard so far is good.”“The owner says he's had several offers to purchase it. The last one was for five thousand dollars, from an older gentleman who said he'd double the offer if he could meet the model.”“Wendy, no way,” Dana said, looking around guiltily.“I told her that wouldn't happen, and she was going to go back to the gentleman for a response.”Dana thought for a moment. “So, if I just meet the guy, you'll get an extra five thousand?”“Minus a commission, of course,” She received a nudge in the ribs for that.Dana remembered when she'd posed for that picture, and the one of herself, how nervous and embarrassed she'd been to expose her body. Then Wendy has told her about the gallery and the painting being on display. She had rebelled at first, then agreed. Now she was standing in front of the painting, and no one had recognized her. With the many things that had happened since, particularly the National Nude Day celebration just two days ago, she felt much differently about herself than she had then. She smiled at Wendy."Tell your friend to get as much out of the old guy as she can, but I'll be happy to meet him so the artist can receive an additional five grand, or whatever the doubling might be.”“Are you sure, Dana?'"Yeah, and maybe I'll give him his own personal viewing, you know.”“Dana!” It was Wendy's turn to look appalled.The patron of the arts upped his offer to ten thousand dollars, which Wendy promised to share some with Dana.The meeting with the gentleman was very pleasant – dinner at the Downtown Athletic Club. Dana didn't give him a “personal viewing,” but she did wear the red dress, which she was sure it made the old guy's heart pound a little harder.When the Proctors or the Berrys went to the other's house for dinner or games, it was after dark and interesting. With cooler weather approaching, they were both sure it would get even more interesting. On “very special” nights, their times together were very interesting and delightfully exciting, their experimentation becoming more and more sensual and … well, just, you can imagine.Dana had changed dramatically and was loving it. She could dress as she wanted, act as she wanted, and be who she wanted. And Luke had never been more proud of his wife. When other men gawked at her, he loved her even more. Perhaps he was changing too. They'd both decided that National Nude Day had accomplished that, or at least put the final stamp on everything. By PickFiction for Literotica

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Fox News Rundown Evening Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 14:39


When pushed by FOX News, Kyiv's mayor, Vitali Klitschko, did not deny Ukraine could be "slowly losing" the war. And after months of debate the White House announced they offered Russia a prisoner swap to secure the release of two Americans imprisoned by Moscow. FOX's John Saucier speaks with Mike Baker, Former CIA Covert Operations Officer and CEO of Portman Square Group, a global intelligence and security firm, about the state of this war of attrition and the possible prisoner swap.   Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: War On Ukraine' https://listen.foxaud.io/rundown?sid=fnr.podeve  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

From Washington – FOX News Radio
War On Ukraine: Is Ukraine Slowly Losing The War?

From Washington – FOX News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 14:39


When pushed by FOX News, Kyiv's mayor, Vitali Klitschko, did not deny Ukraine could be "slowly losing" the war. And after months of debate the White House announced they offered Russia a prisoner swap to secure the release of two Americans imprisoned by Moscow. FOX's John Saucier speaks with Mike Baker, Former CIA Covert Operations Officer and CEO of Portman Square Group, a global intelligence and security firm, about the state of this war of attrition and the possible prisoner swap.   Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: War On Ukraine' https://listen.foxaud.io/rundown?sid=fnr.podeve  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Steamy Stories Podcast
Midnight Skinny Dip: part 5Mom Wants More DetailsBy...

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022


Midnight Skinny Dip: part 5Mom Wants More DetailsBy SILVERBEARD69 - Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.Mom gazed at Barbra, watching her pink little tongue caress Mark's rigid penis, a rapturous look on her pretty young face as she remembered how that cock had felt in her pussy for the first time. “Go ahead, sweetheart…” she murmured softly.Barbra started slightly and her eyes refocused on mom's face. “What, mom?” she asked.“Go, ahead, honey,” she said again. “Go ahead and fuck him now, sweetheart…I want to actually see this big, hard cock slide up into your sweet little pussy…just like you guys just described it to me!”Barbra smiled. “Okay, mom!” she said.Barbra pushed herself up to her knees and swung her leg across Mark's body, straddling his hips. She reached down to grasp his upthrust penis, but mom stopped her. “Wait, honey,” she said, “let me do that!”The older woman gently wrapped her fist around Mark's stiff, hard shaft and guided it as Barbra lowered her butt toward its upthrust, swollen tip. When his glans touched the girl's vulva, mom slid the big, smooth knob up and down through Barbra's moist labia a few times, then inserted it into the young girl's vaginal opening.“Oh, yes…” Barbra sighed as the young man's penis slowly slid up into her cunt. Mark groaned and his butt squirmed as he felt the girl's tight little pussy gradually envelope his straining organ.Mom's heart was in her throat as she peered beneath Barbra's lovely, upturned ass, watching Mark's penis slowly disappear into the girl's vagina. Her hand still encircled the base of his shaft, the heat of its solid flesh searing her palm.When the lips of Barbra's cunt touched mom's hand, the girl slowly pushed herself back up to the top of Mark's rigid shaft, until just the head of his organ remained inside, then slid slowly back down. As Barbra's pussy slowly and tantalizingly slid up and down Mark's erect penis, mom's hand followed, stroking upward along his rigid shaft as it was exposed, and moving down as it re-entered the girl's cunt. She paused from time to time to fondle his balls when his cock was completely inside Barbra's vagina.After a few moments, mom slid her body across mark's leg and then forward alongside his body. Slipping one arm beneath his head, she laid her other hand on his chest as she pressed herself against his side. She began caressing his neck and ear with her lips and tongue while she slid her hand around on his chest, caressing his taut little nipples. Then she slid her hand downward across his belly and through his pubic hair to encircle the base of his hard-on once again.“Oh…it feels so good…” Barbra moaned softly, gazing down at mom, watching her nuzzle Mark's neck while crushing her full, firm breasts against his arm and rubbing her pussy against the outside of his leg, while she, herself, slowly slid up and down on his stiff, hard prick.“Oh, yes…we did it just like this for the longest time…” Barbra continued her story. “Just sliding up and down…up and down…ever so slowly, up and down…just feeling Mark's big, hard cock sliding in and out of my dripping wet pussy, while I looked out across the moonlit lake. It was so beautiful!”Mark groaned and tensed his buttocks, thrusting his straining hard-on up into Barbra's tight little cunt. Her mother, her hand covering his groin, her thumb and forefinger encircling the base of his penis, slowly slid her encircling fingers up and down his rigid shaft in time with Barbra's slow, sensual stroking.Writhing her naked body against his as she nibbled at his ear lobe, she murmured, “Um…doesn't my little girl's pussy feel good, Mark, honey?”“Oh, shit! Yes!” Mark gasped. He slowly rolled his head back and forth, first looking at Barbra, astride his loins, riding up and down on his rigid penis, then at her mother, stretched out beside him, then back to Barbra again. “My god…this is incredible! In my wildest fantasies, I could never have imagined fucking a beautiful young girl while her mother watched…and even held onto my dick while I did it!”Mom pushed herself up with her free hand and, sitting sideways next to him now, she gazed down at Mark, a mischievous smile on her lips. She wriggled her shoulders so that her full, round breasts jiggled and swayed above his face. Then she released her grip on the base of his cock and slowly drew her fingertips up through his pubic hair and across his belly to slowly trace circles around his tiny, erect nipples. “You find that exciting, do you?” she purred teasingly.“Uh-huh…” he grunted, nodding his head.Smiling, she said, “And what would you think about fucking a mother while her young daughter watched…hum?”Mark's body jerked and his eyes opened wide as he comprehended the meaning of the woman's question.“Oh, yeah!” Barbra cried excitedly, pushing herself up and off of the upthrust prong of Mark's throbbing erection. She sat down beside him while mom threw her leg across his body and positioned herself above his pelvis. Now it was Barbra's turn to reach out and grasp Mark's hard-on and guide its big, bloated head, wet and shiny with her own juices, toward mom's pussy.Barbra slid Mark's engorged cock-head up and down through mom's already moist and slippery labia, then inserted it into her vaginal opening. Mom immediately pushed herself downward, driving the young man's rigid organ up into her wet and ready pussy. She pushed herself up and down a few times, sliding his stiff prick in and out of her cunt, then stopped with her vulva pressed tight against his groin and the blond curls of her love nest intermingled with his darker pubes.“Well…how do you like that, Mark?” mom whispered passionately, slowly grinding her pussy against his groin, feeling his hot, solid organ stirring around inside her belly.“Shit, it feels great!” Mark said. “It's not as tight as Barbra's, but it still feels really good!”Mom chuckled. “Well, this old cunt has seen a bit more use than Barbra's sweet young puss. It may be a bit looser, but it's experienced…and talented, too!”Mark gasped. “Holy, shit!” he cried. “It feels like there's a milking machine attached to my dick!”She laughed, and ground her butt down on Mark's thighs as she rhythmically squeezed and massaged his cock with the muscles of her vagina. She worked his hot, solid organ for a few moments, then she relaxed her cunt muscles and began sliding slowly up and down again on the young man's erection.Barbra, sitting beside him, watched Mark's penis slide in and out of mom's vagina for a little while as she gently caressed his chest, then she slid her hand down his belly and encircled the base of his prick with her tiny fingers. As mom slid her cunt up and down that rigid shaft, Barbra stroked her little fist up and down his shaft as well.Barbra pulled her eyes from Mark's penis as it slowly pumped in and out of mom's cunt, and looked down at his face. She smiled at the blissful look she saw there. “Well, is it as exciting to fuck a mother while Barbra watches as it is to fuck the daughter while her mom watches?” she asked.“Oh, yeah…it sure is!” Mark groaned softly.Barbra lowered her head and touched her lips to his, slipping her tongue into his mouth. Their tongues danced passionately for a few moments, then she broke it off and laid down beside him, her head next to his. She laid her hand on his chest and gently caressed him as they both gazed up at her mother, as she slowly rode up and down on Mark's cock. “My mom looks pretty good, doesn't she?” Barbra murmured softly as they watched her slide her hands around on her taut, flat belly, then fondled her full, round breasts.“Oh, yeah, she's hot!” Mark agreed.Barbra's mother moaned and her body writhed sensuously. She dropped her arms and leaned back, supporting herself with her hands behind her on Mark's ankles. Her slender torso arched upward, causing the twin peaks of her breasts, tipped by her tautly erect nipples, to slightly flatten. Her smooth, lush thighs spread wide apart, opening up her crotch to their view.“Oh, look at your big, hard cock going in and out of my mom's pussy!” Barbra gasped as they watched his erect penis slide through the wetly glistening folds of mom's open vulva as mom slowly pumped her ass up and down. Just above that thick shaft, the bright pink head of her aroused clitoris protruded from its hood.“Oh my god, that looks so beautiful!” the girl gasped. “Just look at how mom's clit is poking out there!” She squirmed against him and moaned, “Oh, seeing your cock in my mom's pussy really makes me hot!”Barbra rubbed her own erect nipples against Mark's arm as she caressed his with her fingers. Licking his earlobe, she whispered, “Have you ever been with two women at the same time before, Mark?”Mark's glazed eyes traveled up and down the older woman's lush, naked body as she slowly rode up and down on his rigid organ. “Uh…no…” he moaned, shaking his head slowly from side to side.“Then I guess you've never had your balls licked while you were fucking, have you?” she murmured.Mark's eyes opened wide and he turned his head to look at her.Barbra giggled and moved down to lay between Mark's wide-spread legs. Placing her hands on mom's firm, round buttocks, she raised her up until just the head of his prick remained inside her cunt. She smiled at Mark through the archway of mom's thighs and past the thick, vertical column of his erect penis.Watching the young girl through that archway from the other side, Mark saw Barbra slip her fingers under his loosely dangling scrotum and lift it up to tenderly fondle his balls for a moment before she began to gently caress the soft, wrinkled skin of his sac with her tongue as she rolled his cum-filled testicles around on her palm. Mark let out a lusty groan and his eyes rolled back in his head.Barbra's mom, poised atop the tip of Mark's rigidly upthrust shaft, saw the look of rapture on his face and lowered her head to peer back between her dangling titties and through her thighs to see Barbra licking and fondling the young man's balls. She watched for a few moments as the girl's tongue caressed his scrotum and ran up and down along the underside of his penis, then she began to bob her ass up and down, gradually sliding more and more of his prick up into her cunt until she was slowly sliding up and down on the full length of his upthrust erection while Barbra licked his balls and the underside of his shaft whenever it was exposed. Leaning forward a bit more, she lowered her dangling titties and wriggled her torso, causing her full, round breasts to jiggle and bounce against Mark's face.“Oh, shit…” Mark groaned, rolling his head from side to side, his lips and tongue slathering those luscious globes, as he thrilled to the delightful sensation of having his cock and balls being licked at the same time his rampant penis slid in and out of a warm, wet pussy.Mom gazed down at the young man's face, smiling at the look of blissful delight she saw there. “Um…you like having someone lick your cock and balls while you fuck, don't you, honey?” she murmured softly. “Feels really nice, doesn't it?”Mark grasped the woman's dangling breasts and pressed them against either side of his face. “Oh…oh, shit…” he groaned, “this is fantastic…oh…” He clenched his buttocks, thrusting his pelvis upward and driving his straining hard-on deeper into the woman's pussy as Barbra's tantalizing tongue continued to caress his aching balls.With his pelvis thrust upward, Barbra thrust her tongue under his scrotum as it lay atop her hand, and bounced his balls up and down with her tongue as she tickled the backside of his sac with its tip. Then, as she fondled Mark's testicles atop her flattened tongue, she sucked one of them into her mouth.Mark grunted and his body jerked as he felt his testicle slip through Barbra's lips and enter her warm, wet mouth. “Holy, shit!” he gasped, his voice muffled by the enveloping flesh of the woman's breasts. “I think Barbra just swallowed one of my balls!”Barbra's mom stopped for a moment at the top of Mark's upthrust penis and peered back between her thighs to see Barbra's pretty face with her lips around the young man's scrotum. “Oh, yes…” she purred, “I believe she did…doesn't that feel good…”Barbra saw mom looking at her between her thighs. She let the young man's testicle slip out of her mouth and smiled at her. Then she extended her tongue and touched its tip to the front of Mark's scrotum. Slowly, she drew it up the front of his sac to the root of his penis, then on up the underside of his shaft along the ridge of his urethra until the tip of her tongue touched the moist lips of mom's vulva.Mom watched Barbra run her tongue up and down the underside of the young man's penis a few times, then she slowly pushed back down his slippery shaft, forcing the girl to retreat ahead of her descending pussy, until she was again tonguing the young man's balls while mom gently ground the moist, tender lips of her cunt against his groin, his entire penis within the warm, wet embrace of her vagina.After a momentary pause, she pushed herself back up to the top of Mark's throbbing organ again while Barbra's titillating tongue followed mom's ascending pussy, caressing his dripping shaft as it emerged from mom's vagina.Mark let out a long, ragged moan as Barbra's mom continued sliding slowly up and down his aching hard-on while Barbra's lips and tongue caressed the underside of his shaft each time it was withdrawn from mom's cunt. She kept her strokes slow and sensuous so that the young man could enjoy the delightful sensation of fucking her warm, wet vagina, while, at the same time, being orally stimulated by Barbra between strokes. Smiling benevolently, she gazed down at the rapturous expression on the face of the good-looking young man.Pausing at the top of her stroke, she looked back between her dangling titties again and watched Barbra's pretty face, behind the thick shaft of Mark's hard-on, as the girl lovingly licked and kissed the young man's throbbing organ. After a moment, she pushed herself higher, allowing his engorged glans to slip out of her joy-hole. Barbra quickly grasped Mark's prick and bent it downward, thrusting its swollen, purple head between her lips. Mark gasped and his body jerked and trembled as Barbra slowly rocked forward and back, sliding several inches of his penis in and out of her mouth.Carefully, so as not to disturb the others, Barbra's mom slung her leg back over Barbra's body and lay down alongside Mark again to watch Barbra suck his stiff, hard prick. She laid her hand on his belly and slid it down to touch her fingertips to the base of his shaft. While she watched Barbra's tiny, pink tongue circle around and around the bloated, purple head of Mark's penis, she tenderly stroked her fingertips up and down the sides of his throbbing shaft.“Was that the end of your story, sweetheart?” mom murmured softly a few moments later.Barbra's bright, blue eyes lit up and she smiled broadly. “Oh, no, mom!” she exclaimed excitedly. “So far, I've just told you the preliminary stuff. I was just getting to the really exciting part!”“Oh, my!” mom moaned softly, writhing her naked body against Mark's. “I've been finding it so very exciting already! Um…tell me more, honey…tell me more!”Barbra smiled and slowly ran her tongue up the full length of Mark's straining erection from his ball-sac to the tip. Then she looked at her mother and said, “Well…after I finished coming, I just slid up and down on this stiff, hard cock for a nice, long time…because it just felt so good! Since Mark had already come a little while before, he didn't seem to be in any hurry…”“I know!” mom exclaimed, “He seems to have an amazing amount of control!”“So we just fucked like that for a while…slow and easy…just enjoying how good it felt and how nice it was to be doing it in such a beautiful and romantic place. After a little while, I got down off of Mark and we just snuggled and talked some more…just enjoying the peace and serenity of the moonlit lake…”“Well! This is beginning to sound pretty tame, now!” mom interrupted. “I thought you said you were just getting to the exciting part!” she said, impatiently.“Oh, mom!” Barbra cried in exasperation. “Give me a chance to tell the story! I'll get to it! I just wanted to set the scene for you.” She smiled teasingly and gave Mark's prick another long, slow lick from root to tip before continuing.“After sitting there and looking out across the lake for a while, I decided to go in for a swim. I got up and dove off the side of the raft. Oh, yes…it sure felt good…warm enough to be comfortable and cool enough to be refreshing. A shiver of pleasure raced through me as I felt that cool, water flowing over and through my steaming hot pussy! When I came up and turned around I saw Mark standing on the edge of the raft. He still had a big old hard-on jutting out in front of him as he stood there in the moonlight. I told him how good the water felt on my pussy and I urged him to dive in and see how it felt on his big, hard cock.”Barbra touched her tongue to the base of Mark's prick and slowly drew it upward to the tip, then swirled it around and around its swollen head. “She was right!” Mark concurred. “That water did feel great against my dick as I dove in!”Barbra giggled as she remembered what happened. “We paddled around for a little while, then I saw Mark floating on his back, his hard-on sticking straight up like the mast of a ship! I swam up between his legs and began licking his cock and balls as he floated there on his back.”“Oh, man…that was terrific!” Mark exclaimed. “I'd never had a blow-job like that before…cool water splashing against my hot dick while Barbra's tongue slid up and down on I!…my balls dunking in and out of the water! It felt so good I had to stop her before she made me blow my wad again! I let my feet sink down into the water and we held on to each other, treading water and kissing.”Barbra had taken the head of his penis into her mouth and was gently sucking on it while Mark talked. Now she let it slip from her lips and said, “I could feel Mark's cock, stiff and hard, poking me in the belly and thighs as we kissed and hugged. I reached down and took it in my hand, then shoved it between my legs. It felt so good there, pressed against the lips of my pussy, so hot and solid compared to the cool water all around us! It made me eager for more! So I grabbed it again and stuck it into my pussy! God, it felt so good! We started pushing it in and out and it felt so strange…and wonderful…the way Mark's cock felt. It wasn't so hot now. The water had cooled it off and in felt so different going in and out of my still warm pussy!”“Yeah! I noticed that, too!” Mark said. “The water felt so cool all around my cock, but then Barbra's pussy would feel so hot when I slid it up into her.”“Oh…that's is more like it!” Barbra's mom moaned as she pictured the two young people fucking in the water. Her lithe body writhed and squirmed against the young man's side. She slid her hand across his stomach and wrapped her fingers around the base of his penis. She made a gurgling sound deep in her throat as she slowly slid her fist up and down his stiff shaft while she stared at it with fiery passion, watching Barbra's tongue swirl around and around its bloated, purple head.“We got so involved in our kissing and fucking that we forgot that we had to tread water,” Barbra resumed. “We sank down into the water, continuing to fuck, with our lips pressed together and ours tongues in each other's mouth. We kept going so far that we sank up to our ankles in the mud on the bottom of the lake, but we just kept on fucking!”Barbra shook her head and rolled her eyes. “Oh, mom! It was fantastic! And so strange! Imagine, standing there on the bottom of the lake, up to our ankles in mud, in total darkness and surrounded by water, while Mark's prick slid in and out of my pussy!”“Oh, I'm imagining it, alright…” mom moaned, gently squeezing Mark's prick. She watched his glans swell up even larger and a droplet of pre-cum oozed from the slit at its tip. Barbra smiled and smeared the slightly viscous juice around the big, smooth knob with the tip of her tongue.Barbra grinned at mom and said, “It was so exciting and unusual! Without even disconnecting, we just kept on going up for air, then sinking back down to the bottom to fuck some more in the inky darkness…”“Then, all of a sudden,” Mark interjected, “Barbra exhaled all her air into my face there on the bottom, and broke away from me and left me standing there up to my ankles in the mud by myself! After I recovered from my surprise, I swam up to the surface just in time to see Barbra disappearing around the corner of the raft. I swam after her but I couldn't catch up with her, even after swimming all the way around the raft."I stopped and listened, but I couldn't hear any splashing. But, after a few moments, I heard her giggling and I realized that she was up on the raft, watching me trying to find her! I climbed up onto the raft and looked around, but I couldn't find her there, so I climbed on up to the upper diving platform. What a sight met my eyes as I climbed the ladder and my face cleared the edge of the platform! There, just a few inches away, was Barbra's beautiful pussy, wide open right there in front of me! She was lying on her back at the top of the ladder with her feet pulled back to her butt and her knees spread outward. Moonlight glinted on water droplets in her little blond bush and she was holding her slit open with her fingers so that I could see her pink, inner lips, all wet and shiny. It looked so inviting, I just dove right in there and began lapping at her luscious pussy as I stood there on the ladder.”Barbra giggled and let the head of Mark's penis slip from her lips. “Oh…Mark's tongue felt so good…” she purred. “My pussy was cool and wet from swimming and his tongue felt so warm as it slid up and down through my cunt-lips and when he stuck it deep inside me…oh!” Barbra thrust Mark's cock head into her mouth again and sucked on it as she dreamily relived the experience of the night before in her mind.Suddenly Barbra jerked the young man's prick out of her mouth, her pretty face lighting up with excitement. “Oh, yeah!” she cried. “Now we're coming to the good part, mom!”Her mother jerked her head up and said, “The good part? Even better than fucking underwater at the bottom of the lake?”“Oh, yes! This was really fantastic!” Barbra cried excitedly. “I laid there with my knees spread apart while Mark's tongue did wonderful things to my pussy, but pretty soon, I just wanted his cock again! I pulled him up onto the platform, but his prick had softened a bit after the cool water and his swim around the raft. So I took his cock into my mouth and sucked on it until it was good and hard again…um…just like it is right now!” She extended her tongue and ran it slowly all around its swollen, helmet-like head.Mom moaned softly, her nude body writhing against Mark's side as she watched Barbra lick the head of his penis. Her heart was pounding with excitement and her pussy burned with desire, aroused by the young girl's titillating story combined with the sight of the young man's rampant penis. She slid her hand down across Mark's belly again and wrapped her fingers around the base of his upthrust shaft. She lightly stroked her fist up and down his rigid organ a few times, then she pulled it toward herself as she leaned forward, and thrust its engorged head into her mouth as she turned her eyes to look up at Barbra expectantly.Barbra smiled down at mom, watching her suck the head of Mark's prick as she held his rigid organ bent upward against his belly. The girl scooped up his dangling scrotum with both hands and fondled his balls with her fingers. “After I sucked on Mark's cock for a few moments,” Barbra repeated, “making sure it was good and hard, I stood up in front of him and, standing face to face, I stuck his prick into my pussy. I was so wet and horny that his cock just slid right up into me. I climbed up onto him, hooking my ankles around his back while he supported my butt with his hands, and we stood there fucking, high above the lake in the silvery moonlight. Pretty soon we both felt our orgasms coming on, and just before we were about to come, Mark shuffled over to the edge of the platform and stepped off!"Oh, mom, it was incredible! Mark's cock exploded inside me just as I felt the floor drop out from under me, and as we fell through the air, my cunt exploded, too! Just as that first spasm of my orgasm struck, we hit the surface of the lake and sank down into the cool, dark water!”Picturing the erotic scene Barbra described, mom groaned and her eyes rolled back in her head. She pushed her face forward, driving Mark's rigid penis into her mouth. Now Mark groaned as well, as mom vigorously thrust his straining hard-on in and out between her lips.“We held on to each other tightly,” the girl continued, “as we sank through the inky blackness with Mark's big hard-on throbbing and pulsing inside me and his hot cum filling my own spasming cunt. Oh my god, mom…I never experienced anything so wonderful in my life!” Barbra gasped and her body trembled with passion as she remembered the intensity of that orgasm.Her mother withdrew Mark's prick from her mouth and groaned, her voice husky with passion, “Oh, Barbra, honey, that must have been incredible!” Her eyes were afire with passion as well as she stared at Mark's penis, standing stiffly before her face now as she stroked her hand up and down that stiff, hard shaft.“Oh, yeah, it sure was…” Barbra murmured, watching mom stroke Mark's hard-on as she dreamily relived that preeminent moment of the night before. Then she sighed and continued her story. “That was such an exhausting event for both of us that almost as soon as we climbed back up onto the raft to rest, we fell asleep."I didn't wake up until the sun came up and hit me in the eyes. Mark was still sleeping so I took a good look at him for the first time in daylight and decided that he still looked pretty good to me. While he slept, I started playing around with his dick. It got all hard again, without him even waking up! I gave him the best blow-job of his life…but he never knew it, because he didn't wake up until he blew his load into my mouth!”“Oh, shit…yeah.” Mark moaned softly, his butt squirming against the bed as he watched Barbra's mother gently caress his prick. “I was having a really sexy dream and after I finished coming in my dream, I opened my eyes to see this beautiful young girl licking the cum off my dripping, throbbing hard-on. I thought she was just part of my wet dream!”Barbra laughed, then said, “After a few minutes rest, Mark got another hard-on and we sucked each other for a little while and then we fucked some more…oh, it was so much fun out there on the lake, fucking and sucking in the warm, early morning sun!”“Um…that sounds delightful!” her mom purred, pulling back on Mark's prick again and laying the broad upper surface of his engorged glans on her extended, flattened tongue. She slid the smooth, rubbery knob around on her tongue for a moment, then she closed her lips around his shaft just below the head, and held his swollen glans inside her warm, wet mouth.Barbra gazed down at mom's pretty face as she lay with her head on Mark's belly and the head of his prick between her lips.Barbra lightly touched her fingertip to the upturned underside of the young man's penis and gently stroked it back and forth along the bulging ridge of his urethra. Then, a moment later, she leaned forward and began running her tongue back and forth along the upcurved underside of Mark's hard-on while mom gently sucked on its head. After a little while, Barbra said, “We were on the upper platform, fucking, when we heard the sound of someone coming down the road toward the beach.”Her mother's eyes opened wide and Mark's cock-head popped out of her mouth. His rigid organ sprang stiffly upright again, slapping against Barbra's cheek. She giggled and swirled her tongue around and around its bloated head a few times before continuing.“We hurriedly climbed down and got into the water to hide. We watched around the corner of the raft as two young boys came out onto the beach. They fooled around there for a while and one of them found my clothes! And when they finally left, after what seemed an eternity, they took my clothes with them!”Her mom gasped again. “Oh my god! What did you do?” she cried.“Well…I was devastated!” Barbra said. “But then Mark suggested that I wear some of his clothes because the boys hadn't discovered his things hidden in the bushes. So I just had to bring Mark home with me so that he could get his things back!”Her mother slid her face forward and touched her lips to the top side of Mark's upthrust organ. She slid them up and down his shaft a few times, flicking it with her tongue as well. Barbra did the same to the other side.“Um. l'm sure glad you did, honey,” mom murmured. “Bring him home with you, that is!”“Yeah, me too!” Barbra agreed.Mark lay there, groaning softly, his butt squirming. He stared down at his straining prick, watching the two women, mother and daughter, lick and kiss their way up and down that throbbing shaft. He felt the cum boiling in his aching balls and he clenched his buttocks, thrusting his rigid hard-on upward between their two lovely faces.The older woman slipped her hand under Mark's thigh and scooped up his dangling balls. He grunted heavily and his straining penis jerked. A frothy, white stream of sperm spewed from the swollen purple tip of his throbbing organ.The two girls squealed in delight. Barbra quickly grasped Mark's pulsating hard-on to hold it steady while she and mom eagerly lashed their tongues back and forth and all around its smooth, bloated head. Spurt after spurt of thick, sticky cum erupted from his throbbing penis, to splash across their faces and lips while they smeared the viscous fluid all around his swollen glans with their tongues.“Oh…oh…oh…” Mark groaned as his tensed up body relaxed as all the energy seemed to flow out of his body through that tiny orifice at the tip of his penis.By SILVERBEARD69 for Literotica

Impact Real Estate Investing
I finally found my tribe.

Impact Real Estate Investing

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 49:41


Early in his career, Jim Heid worked on humongous real estate projects all over the world as a management consultant. Over time, the diversity of places he lived and worked in shaped his appreciation of small, community-centric places with soul. He moved his head and heart from a loft in downtown San Francisco to the tiny 12,000-person town of Healdsburg in California, where he is building his thesis that small is big. There are some big things that Jim is working on. They include his small-scale developer forums, which are growing bigger. A recently published book called "Building Small: A Toolkit for Real Estate Entrepreneurs, Civic Leaders and Great Communities" and real estate projects that are small and meaningful. Jim Heid has found his tribe. Slowly but surely, he is bringing together like-minded thinkers with his forums, his book and his real estate projects. His path from big to small is inspirational. If you'd like to join me in my quest to rethink real estate, there are two simple things you can do. Share this podcast and go to RethinkRealEstateForGood.co, where you can subscribe to be the first to hear about my podcasts, blog posts and other goodies.

Crossroads Connection
Episode 23: Walk Slowly

Crossroads Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 30:27


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Save Your Sanity - Help for Toxic Relationships
Steps to Overcoming the Emotional Fatigue Caused By a Hijackal

Save Your Sanity - Help for Toxic Relationships

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 40:31


You know it. You're exhausted. Emotionally exhausted. You may have backed down so far that you feel like you're playing dead. Energy depleted and wondering where to find some.First understand more about the symptoms of emotional exhaustion. Then, how to take steps to slowly find the energy---and motivation--to make some positive changes. Slowly regain some energy to move towards positive possibilities for yourself and your children. Recognize causes & symptoms of emotional exhaustion. HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE:12 ways Hijackals and other relentlessly difficult people are emotionally exhaustingSymptoms of emotional exhaustion that are vital to see How difficult people slowly wear you downSteps to giving up feelings of helplessness and/or powerlessnessI'm here to help. Let's talk soon.RhobertaIntroductory session for new clients,only $97FOLLOW DR. RHOBERTA SHALER...WEBSITE: https://www.EmergingEmpowered.comPODCAST: http://www.SaveYourSanityPodcast.comNEWSLETTER: http://www.HijackalHelp.comFACEBOOK: https://www.Facebook.com/RelationshipHelpDoctorTWITTER: https://www.Twitter.com/RhobertaShalerLINKEDIN: https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/RhobertaShalerINSTAGRAM: https://www.Instagram.com/DrRhobertaShalerPINTEREST: https://www.Pinterest.com/RhobertaShalerYOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/ForRelationshipHelp-------------------------------------------------------------I'M HERE TO HELP YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON AND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO ABOUT IT!If you want to learn more, share, ask questions, and feel more powerful within yourself and your relationships,join my Emerging Empowered Community now.Off social media, safe discussion + videos + articles + webinars + 2 group Ask Me Anything calls + a monthly Sunday Seminar, AND online Emerging Empowered Journals with prompts each month!WOW! Join now. Dr. Shaler's Emerging Empowered Community #emotionalexhaustion #emotionalfatigue #narcissistwearsmeout #exhaustedbyemotionalabuse#emotionalabuserecovery #emergingempowered #relationshipincrisis #personalitydisorders#signsofemotionalabuse #amibeingabused #toxicrelationships #narcissist #hijackal #emotionalabuseSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/hijackals-conflict-toxic-people-narcissist. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Happy and Healthy with Amy Lang
Is Eating Slowly Really That Important

Happy and Healthy with Amy Lang

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 22:27


Have you been told that in order to lose weight, you have to eat slowly and yet you find the whole idea unappealing? Or maybe eating slowly just isn't an option. If that's the case, rest assured, while eating slowly has its benefits, it isn't a requirement for lasting weight loss. In this episode, I'm going to be explaining what the benefits are of eating slowly, but also a number of other ways you can experiment with to help you figure out what it is that your body truly needs. Free Resources: Sign up for the Dieting Detox Workshopon August 1, 2022 Schedule FREE Mini-Coaching Session with Amy Lang Take my FREE Mini-Course: How To Lose Weight For The Last Time Join our private Facebook group, Moxie Club Meetup Get on the Presale List for next coaching group

All Peoples Church
The Sin of Achan and The Communal Effects of Sin

All Peoples Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 40:00


The Sin of Achan And The Communal Effects Of Sin Joshua 7 Main Point of the Sermon: When we sin, we not only damage ourselves, but also our community and God's name. Introduction For many years in my life I shared the popular opinion that my actions were between me and God. As long as I didn't directly hurt someone else, I thought my sin was perhaps less severe to God and no one else's business. But I had a rude awakening in my early twenties when I realized that my sin not only caused deep wounds for me, it caused great pain and left many scars on those I loved. You see, when you belong to a family, or when you are in covenant with someone, perhaps marriage, every action, both good and bad, affects the relationship. Whether it's what you do with finances or with your time or your body, our actions either serve and bless the other person or they bring pain and curse to the other. The same is true in our relationship with God and his church. When we put our faith in Jesus, we are joined to God in Christ, similar to a marriage. And we're also joined to one another, to the church, Christ's body. We are family, which means our behavior is never private. What you do is not between you and God. What we do, both good and bad, has massive effects on both God's name and our community, which means that your behavior is everybody's business. I want to show you from the book of Joshua the communal effects of our sin and remind you of the Good News of Jesus in light of our sin. Context: Let me remind you of who Joshua is and where this book fits in the Bible. Joshua was Moses's right hand man. And while Moses was forbidden to enter the Promised Land because of his sin, God anointed Joshua to lead them in. So Joshua records Israel entering and occupying the land God promised to them. That promise goes all the way back to Genesis 12, where we meet Abraham, a pagan moon worshiper, whom God chose and took out of Babylon and made a covenant with. In the vows of the covenant, God promised to create a people from him that would be God's special possession and through whom all the families of the earth would be blessed. He also promised to give them land from which they would bless the rest of the world. But from Abraham to Joshua is a long history of unbelief, fickleness, and disobedience from Israel yet steadfast love and faithfulness from God. After God delivered Israel out of Egypt, he gave the Law through Moses, which were the covenant terms of the relationship. In other words, the Law showed an unholy Israel how to be in relationship with a holy God. So after Moses died, Joshua led the people and miraculously crossed the Jordan, and began to destroy the wicked nations who possessed the Promised Land according to the Lord's command. The first city they were called to destroy because of its great sin, was Jericho, a major city. How did they destroy it? Oh… by marching around it seven days in a row and then shouting loudly. You know, like all of us win battles. We just yell at it and it crumbles. The walls miraculously fell down and Israel took the city. God was clearly with his people as he promised. But Joshua had given his fighting men important instructions before they took the city: 18 But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction…lest you take any of the devoted things and make the camp of Israel a thing for destruction and bring trouble upon it (Jos 6:18). God had instructed Israel to destroy everyone and everything except for Rahab and her family and the precious metals which God preserved for his temple. But one man disobeyed the Lord. Here's where we pick up in the story. Verse 1: But the people of Israel broke faith in regard to the devoted things, for Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of the devoted things. And the anger of the Lord burned against the people of Israel. #1 Achan's sin affected Israel like Adam's sin affected humanity. Notice here, right off the bat, that God counts one man's sin against the entire community. Though Achan is pinpointed as the sinner, we are told that “the people of Israel broke faith” and that “the anger of the Lord burned against the people of Israel.” If you are already offended at God and see him as unjust and angry for holding one man's sin against an entire community, let us consider again who God is and who we are and what's going on here? First, who is God? Well, the Bible says that God is the Creator of all things. He not only makes us and everything that exists, but defines the purpose for all that he made. God is also holy. We just sang those words together. Holy, holy, holy. When we sing those words, we echo the song of heaven which the angels constantly shout to one another, declaring God's utter uniqueness, his purity, and perfection in being, character, and actions. What about people? People are fundamentally dependent on God. The Bible says we live and move and have our being in God (Ac 17:28). This means that we thrive in a relationship with God and die without him. Further, the Bible teaches that all of mankind was separated from God when sin entered the world through Adam, our first father, because of his disobedience. Heaven and earth were once united, but humanity was banished from that place because a holy God cannot dwell with unholy people. Like the son of a wicked king, forever exiled from the kingdom for his father's behavior, we too were born outside of relationship with God and outside of his presence because of one man's sin. As they died, we too will justly die for our sin. But God's holiness drove him to pursue us and rescue us. So, what's really going on here with Israel? Israel is Abraham's offspring. The nation is like Adam 2.0 and the Promised Land is like the garden of Eden 2.0. God set apart this people to become holy by his Word and his presence. Similar to our union with Adam, Israel had union as one people of God. That means if one person obeyed, there were benefits for all, and if one person disobeyed God, there were consequences on all. We see this clearly laid out in Deuteronomy 28, which says, 9 The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. 10 However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you….” So, when we see God's anger burning against the people of Israel for Achan's sin, it is because God's people, called to be holy and to dwell with God in his holy place, are no longer holy and able to be in relationship with God because of the stolen things in the camp. If one man is unholy, it is as if the whole community is unholy. It is as if they have all cheated on him and the covenant is broken. Israel had become as impure and unclean as Jericho and all the nations of the earth because of this one act of disobedience. So, God's wrath was towards them and his presence no longer went with them. That's what we'll see in the next point. #2 Israel is defeated and devoted to destruction because of its unholiness. In verse 2 we're told that Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai to spy out the land and prepare for the next conquest. At the spies request, Joshua sent a small army to Ai because it was a small city. Israel, having just conquered a massive city went with confidence that God was stronger than any of their enemies. But verse 4 says that “they fled before the men of Ai… 36 of their men [were killed]… and the hearts of the people melted and became as water.” Verse 6 tells us that Joshua and the elders of Israel tore their clothes and fell to their faces before God until evening, crying out, why would you send us here to destroy us? What will come of your great name?” There's something beautiful about this scene. Joshua and the elders take responsibility for the people. They go before the Lord for an entire day seeking to understand what went wrong. They are concerned also that the name of Yahweh will be blasphemed. But listen to the response of the Lord in verse 10: “Get up! Why have you fallen on your face? 11 Israel has sinned; they have transgressed my covenant that I commanded them; God's response to Joshua gives the impression that Joshua was in the wrong. It seems that Joshua is quick to question God's faithfulness and slow to recognize their unfaithfulness. How many times do we find ourselves questioning God's faithfulness when we are met with trials and pain that is unexpected? How quick we are to judge God as unfaithful and how slow we are to check our own hearts for unfaithfulness. Nonetheless, God answers Joshua and mercifully explains why this happened and how to remedy the situation. In verse 12, God says, because the people had stolen and lied and broken covenant with God, “…the people of Israel cannot stand before their enemies. They turn their backs before their enemies, because they have become devoted for destruction. I will be with you no more, unless you destroy the devoted things from among you. When God was with Israel, when he blessed them, they could do all things. But Israel's unholiness hindered God's presence from going with them. Without God they would have no strength and would even have God against them as their enemy. They would perish apart from God as God would hand them over for destruction. This is exactly what he meant when he promised curses for disobedience. Friends, we don't want God to be against us. We need him to be with us and for us. But sin destroys the relationship with God and necessitates his justice. God was just to turn his wrath towards Israel. He cannot have a double standard and accept Israel who was committing the same acts as the wicked cities for which they were being destroyed. I need you to see that one man's sin had consequences for 36 families who lost husbands and fathers. Further, one man's sin brought God's wrath, his curses, upon the people. “I will be with you no more.” What a horrifying and deadly thought? Does the thought of God not being with you terrify you? It should. Even more, one man's sin crushed the momentum of the people. The people's hearts melted within them. Rather than being filled with confidence in their God and his promises, they thought they were toast. Who would want to go fight after that? So what was the solution? God told Joshua in verse 12, “I will be with you no more unless you destroy the devoted things from among you.” #3 The death and destruction of the unholy can appease God's wrath. So God told Joshua to consecrate the people the next day, that is purify or make holy. Here again is the theme of holiness. God is telling his people that in order for him, a holy God, to be present with them, they must become holy again by purging the sin from them. Verse 16 tells us that Joshua rose early to bring the people before the Lord tribe by tribe, family by family, and man by man. One by one Joshua cast lots before the Lord to determine who had committed the sin. He essentially threw dice to see who God would pinpoint as the sinner. Can you imagine this scene? The entire community of Israel, a couple million strong, all standing together before the ark of the covenant where God's presence dwelled. It would be a terrifying and unforgettable moment. It is clear from this story that God knows precisely who committed the sin, but in trying the entire community before the Lord, the people would have come to fear the Lord and remember this moment as an example of God's righteous and all-knowing judgment. We're told that, first, Judah was taken, or better translated “were caught or captured” by the Lord. Then, the clan of the Zerahites. Then Zabdi. And finally Achan was caught by the Lord. Achan must have been shaking and sweating uncontrollably at this point. God had just pinpointed him out of a couple million people and identified him through the casting of dice. Don't you know that God sees your sin? We pretend that God doesn't see, that he doesn't know, that there are no consequences for our sin. But friends, God sees every single one. He keeps record of every single sin we commit against him. There is nothing hidden from God. We live our lives daily before the face of God. Achan too thought he could hide just as Adam and Eve did when they had sinned against God. And he hid until he was caught. Notice the similarities of the description of Adam and Eve's sin in Achan's response to Joshua: “Truly I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and this is what I did: 21 when I saw among the spoil a beautiful cloak from Shinar, and 200 shekels of silver, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, then I coveted them and took them. And see, they are hidden in the earth inside my tent, with the silver underneath” (Genesis 3:6). Adam (and Eve) and Achan saw something good and beautiful, coveted it, or desired it for themselves, though it was forbidden; they took it; they hid; and ultimately they died. All sin is just a of these stories. When Achan stole the gold and silver and the cloak, he was ultimately stealing what belonged to God. He considered his happiness as more important than God and the welfare of his people. When we sin, we too steal from God. We determine that something is more desirable than God, more important than God. When we take something that God has forbidden we are saying to God, this is my god, this is more precious to me than relationship with you. All sin is idolatry. Sin is about allegiance. When we sin, we are rejecting allegiance to God and pledging allegiance to self and other things. So we steal from the glory and worship that only God deserves every time we sin. #4 Because sin affects the entire community, it's the entire community's role to deal with sin. Notice in verse 22 how the community gets behind dealing with the sin. Joshua sends messengers who discover the hidden things in Achan's tent. Then in verse 24, were told that Joshua with all Israel took Achan, the stolen items, and all of his family and possessions outside the camp, saying, “Why did you bring trouble on us? The Lord brings trouble on you today.” And all Israel stoned him and his entire family with stones. And burned them with fire, covering them with a heap of stones. This is a tragic moment but one that would have reminded every person who threw a stone of God's just and holy anger and the death that would come on them if they followed the same path. So how should we live in light of this story? This story is a warning and charge for us to be holy. It's a warning. This story was recorded for remembrance. Even as the heap of stones in the Valley of Achor (trouble) would remind the people for generations to come that sin brings trouble on all, this story is a warning to everyone who reads it. Friends, our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The God of the New Testament is the same God as the old. God is still a holy God who will not put up with sin. He does and will punish those who walk in unrepentant sin. And the church, the New Covenant people of God are still charged to be a people holy unto the Lord. We don't have a pass to sin sometimes because of Jesus's work on the cross. No! God still expects full obedience from us. Jesus raised the bar for us, didn't lessen it. He said if your hand or eye cause you to sin, cut it off, gouge it out! This story shows us that partial obedience is still disobedience. Achan fought valiantly in the battle of Jericho, following the commands of the Lord up until this moment of compromise. He probably destroyed many things in obedience to God. Maybe he even piled up many pieces of gold and silver. But it did not matter. Partial obedience is still disobedience to the Lord. I'm afraid that many of us act like we are our own judges. Rather than working from the standard of God's holiness and perfection, we compare ourselves to others: I'm not as bad as that person. I never hurt anyone. Or, I've done all this for you God, so shouldn't I be allowed to have this? We compromise with the Lord and don't surrender all to him because we have convinced ourselves that we are better judges than God and that he has withheld from us so we must take matters into our own hands. We're really not much different than Achan at all. Maybe his family was struggling financially. But he didn't trust God to provide for him. Maybe you are lonely. But instead of trusting God, you surrender to the embrace of someone outside of marriage. We're tired, so instead of going to Jesus for rest, we cling to other forms of entertainment or food or alcohol or other substances for relief and comfort. I could go on and on with examples. And how do all these little compromises affect the church today? Let me answer in the words of Paul from 1 Corinthians 12. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (v. 26-27). Through faith in Jesus we become united to Christ as one body. Every individual becomes like a different member of a single body. And Paul says, when one of those members suffers, all suffer together. You understand this well. If your back is jacked up, everything in your body is thrown off. You can't hardly move. You don't hardly want to talk. You just want to lay on your back and sleep. In the same way, if one member is honored, or thrives, the whole body rejoices together, like we did a couple weeks ago when Eric, Jonny, and Nolan were baptized in our presence. What this means is that when you are thriving in this community and bearing fruit for this community, it is credited to the entire community and Christ looks beautiful to the world. But when one member of this body is given to sin, the entire body is affected. Not only is Christ made to look ugly before others because of your behavior, but the whole body loses out on the gifts that you bring. Not only does sin hinder you from serving and loving others in your full capacity because of shame or foolish living, it drags down the body in severe ways. Friends, when you walk in unrepentant sin, it demands others time, emotional capacity, and energy. It's not just you who are being hindered by your sin, but the entire community experiences the pain of coming around a wounded member to try to nurture it back to health. Rather than being on mission, your community is forced to pursue you and fight for your soul and call you to repentance. Rather than moving to new levels of maturity and fruitfulness and knowledge of God, we keep dealing with the same basics. Sin kills momentum. We wonder why people aren't coming to faith. Part of the reason is because we just keep cleaning up the same sin messes in the church. Further, God's church is blasphemed because of unrepentance and hypocrisy of God's people. Jesus is a byword. I heard someone last week mock the church as a place where abuse is safe and unquestioned. It made me sick to my stomach. And a close family member just shared with me this weekend that she left the church at a young age because of the hypocrisy of her pastor. How can we tell someone we are a Christian and then behave dishonestly or arrogantly? How can we call ourselves Christians and go sleep around during the week? How can we call ourselves Christians and live for our own selfish motives while ignoring the poor and the lost. Church, this must not be. Joshua's job, as the chosen leader over Israel, was to exhort the people to obey God's Law and also to punish those who disobeyed. My job as an appointed shepherd of your souls is to exhort you to obey the Lord completely, to be wholly devoted to the Lord and also to rebuke you and correct you when you walk in sin. But it's not just my job because I'm just one part of this body. We're all in this together. We need each other. Friends, this is why we take church discipline so seriously. When sin is left undealt within our community, the whole community is tainted and affected. Slowly, those seeds of unholiness seep into the community until we are all desensitized by sin. But when someone is disciplined before the community for unrepentant sin, we see and fear the consequences of our sin and fight to remain holy unto the Lord. It is our duty to deal with sin in our community. This is why we have DNA groups that deal with the nitty gritty details of our temptation and sin. I think we are often too quick to assume that God would never punish a Christian for sin like he did Achan. But Church, consider Ananias and Sapphira, two of the earliest members of the church, who dropped dead before Peter for lying to the Holy Spirit and to the church about an offering that they had given to the Lord. (Ac 5:1-11). Or consider the church of Corinth, who Paul says had members who had died or were sick because of their irreverent and unholy behavior around the Lord's Supper (1 Cor 11:30). Paul refers to these individuals as belonging to the church and warns them as Christians to repent of their sin. God still disciplines his children. Sometimes that comes in the form of a challenging circumstance so that we learn to wait on the Lord and grow more mature in an area, and sometimes that discipline is a merciful wakeup call that hits in major or minor physical ways or financial ways or otherwise. I could give you many personal examples and examples of close family and friends who have experienced this reality. Please do not hear me saying that your suffering is certainly a result of some sin you committed. Scripture will not allow us to believe that. I'm only saying that God sometimes uses suffering to shake us out of something more deadly, out of eternal separation apart from God because we choose our sin. I need you to understand the difference in the fatherly discipline of the Lord, even though sometimes severe, and the wrath of God. While discipline is always for our benefit and a warning to us to repent of sin, God's wrath is full and final. It is punishment that not only kills, but also condemns to eternal separation from God in hell. While all Christians should expect the discipline of the Lord, we do not have to fear the wrath of God unless you prove yourself not to be a Christian by living in unconfessed and unrepentant sin (c.f. Hebrews 10:26-31). Here's why we don't have to fear God's wrath. It says in verse 26: “The Lord turned from his burning anger.” God's wrath can be appeased. This is where the Gospel of Jesus comes in. God doesn't wish to destroy you or any sinner! His love drove him to give his only Son as our substitute, so that we wouldn't have to perish like Achan. Romans 6: 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly… God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!10 God's wrath has been appeased by the blood of Jesus, who willingly died in our place on the cross. He took the curse we deserve that we might have the blessings that he alone deserved. This is true for everyone who puts faith in Jesus. So, while there are still clear effects of sin on the entire church family when someone sins, I don't believe that God holds the sin of one Christian against the entire church in the same way because of the sacrifice of Jesus. 1) We are under a different covenant with God and one another, not by virtue of our race, or adherence to the Law, or anything else, but only by faith in Jesus. 2) That means that God's wrath has been appeased by the blood of Jesus and his righteousness has been counted to you and I so that when he looks at his us he sees Jesus's righteousness, not our sin. Think of what incredible mercy has been poured out on you, that when you and I deserved the fate of Achan, we enjoy this place of peace with God. In light of that mercy, I want to exhort you today with Peter's words. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”[a17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person's work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. It's right to fear God. It's right to fear the consequences of sin. But fear cannot be our chief motivator. We must be motivated by the incredible love of the Father that wanted us and rescued us while we were still sinners. Church, I believe that as we turn from sin and pursue greater levels of holiness as a community, we will see an outpouring of the Spirit like we haven't seen before. We will see more prayer, more baptisms, greater levels of worship, of unity and love. So, we've seen that choosing sin not only damages you and your relationship with God, it damages the church, and God's name in the world. God takes sin seriously. It put Jesus to the cross for us, and it will put all who reject him to death and hell. So I plead with you, if you don't know Jesus or are walking in unconfessed and unrepentant sin, repent today. Come and talk with me or someone else here right now and get right with God and find joy in God's forgiveness and mercy in Jesus. Benediction: You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 1:29)

The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network
Marvel Us Disney Episode 141: How the Marvel characters slowly invaded the Disney theme parks

The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 50:00


Aaron Adams starts off this week's show by talking about a button he noticed on the remote for his new PS5. Then Jim Hill takes a close look at how “Thor: Love & Thunder” did over its second weekend in domestic release Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Marvel Us Disney
Marvel Us Disney Episode 141: How the Marvel characters slowly invaded the Disney theme parks

Marvel Us Disney

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 50:00


Aaron Adams starts off this week's show by talking about a button he noticed on the remote for his new PS5. Then Jim Hill takes a close look at how “Thor: Love & Thunder” did over its second weekend in domestic release Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Trumpet Daily Radio Show
#1820: Horrifying New Video Emerges of Josh Hawley Jogging Slowly Across a Hallway

Trumpet Daily Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 54:39


[00:30] Biden's Drug Cocktail (8 minutes) Joe Biden's doctor has stopped Biden's heart medication so he can take Paxlovid, a COVID medication—despite FDA warnings that this action can cause blood clots and Dr. Fauci's admission that he relapsed badly after taking the drug. A year and a half ago, Joe Biden said that if he and Vice President Kamala Harris ever had an irreconcilable moral difference, he would “develop a disease and resign.” What is going on here? [9:05] COVID Double Standard Is Pure Theater (19 minutes) When COVID-positive Donald Trump took his mask off while standing alone on the White House balcony in October 2020, the media frenzy was hysterical. Now, a maskless Joe Biden assures us that he's fine, despite having COVID—and the propaganda media seems utterly unconcerned about the virus or even the president's health. [27:46] January 6 ‘Gotchas' (9 minutes) The January 6 insurrection investigation is packed with laughable “gotcha” moments—outtakes from a video President Trump recorded on January 7, Sen. Josh Hawley jogging slowly as the Capitol Police evacuated the Senate chamber, and so on. These clips are “horrifying” evidence of a “rolling coup,” according to the talking heads on cable news. Meanwhile, the actual violence and crime filling the streets of America is ignored. [36:55] Antiochus Versus Jeroboam (4 minutes) It is becoming increasingly obvious that there are two strong forces in American politics: Donald Trump and Barack Obama, who is currently enjoying the third term of his presidency. PJ Media recently referred to Obama as the “lightbringer” and suggested that he could run for an official third term if the Democrats changed the Constitution. Also, Axios was horrified to report that when President Trump returns, he and his supporters plan to purge the “deep state” and fill political positions with loyalists faithful to the Trump agenda. [41:14] God Reaches Out to His Youth (14 minutes) America is experiencing a shocking epidemic of crime—much of it fueled by young people. This is a striking contrast to the joyful, uplifting activity keeping our teens busy and happy at SEP right now.

Tweet Trends
The Lived Experience of Codependency with Teresa Johnson Paul

Tweet Trends

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 17:38


As a young woman, Teresa made choices in life that some may view as life happening to her and not her responding to life in the best healthy way. The cliché: “With age comes wisdom,” has some truth in it for her, but it  isn't always the case. Slowly, Teresa realized she was suffering and didn't like her life. That's when she made the decision to choose a different way. She chose to make herself a priority.  Listen as she shares her story. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heyevette/message

Agile Coaches' Corner
Strategies to Approach Technical Debt with Michael Cooper

Agile Coaches' Corner

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 34:50


This week, Dan Neumann is joined by Michael Cooper, Agile Thought's Chief Architect.   In this episode, Dan and Mike explore the topic resulting from the previous conversation they had regarding technical debt, which is, once you identify the debt, what do you do about it? Michael presents three possible strategies: the most common, the undesired, and lastly, the pragmatic and practical solution.   Key Takeaways In response to technical debt, the first thing you can do is nothing. Not doing anything about technical debt is the path chosen by many people. Doing nothing is a pragmatic approach, but only works if you are planning to do nothing with the product. Often a complete replacement is the way chosen to respond to technical debt. This could be considered a relatively undesirable strategy since it is an extremely risky approach. What if the developers that wrote the code are dead? How can you know what was in the original product? Coming up with a completely new product (not a duplication) could be a response to technical debt. This is a safe alternative but depends on whether the stakeholders will accept it. It should not be just a replacement strategy but a comprehensive innovative solution, a game-change strategy. This strategy would cost about twice the budget. The practical solution: Slowly strangling the product. This is a long and pragmatic process, where you may decide to leave parts of the system. This strategy will preserve the functionality of the system and produce the expected result over time. What is the cost to change? It is very difficult to anticipate the costs. How do you train the Team to approach technical debt? The Team makes the decision whether they are capable or not to take the task.   Mentioned in this Episode: Listen to What is Technical Debt? With Michael Cooper   Want to Learn More or Get in Touch? Visit the website and catch up with all the episodes on AgileThought.com! Email your thoughts or suggestions to Podcast@AgileThought.com or Tweet @AgileThought using #AgileThoughtPodcast!

I Love Old Time Radio
Ep0994: Inner Sanctum Mystery - "The Meek Die Slowly"

I Love Old Time Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 26:36


A ghastly story that starts with "Mr. Narco" stabbing Jane Carter to death with a pair of garden shears. Arnold Moss sports a delightful German-Transylvanian accent. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/iloveoldtimeradio/message

GotTechED
24 EdTech Fueled Lesson Openers

GotTechED

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 65:30


GotTechED the Podcast Episode #116: 24 EdTech Fueled Lesson OpenersWelcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 116 called “24 Edtech-Fueled Lesson Openers” In this episode, we'll share 24 ideas for lesson hooks that will be sure to capture your students' attention. We'll also recommend some edtech tools that will bring these ideas to the next level. This is another episode you don't want to miss, check it out. Segment 1: UpdatesSegment 2: Lesson Openers 5:00EdTech Show and Tell 5:30 cough https://edu.rsc.org/resources/collections/on-this-day-in-chemistry (Chemistry example) Start with motion https://learn.teachingchannel.com/video/stand-up-game?__hstc=37506751.a35535f5c1ec2b914c1802dee6e5592b.1655220455180.1655220455180.1655220455180.1&__hssc=37506751.1.1655220455180&__hsfp=1353873515 (The Standup Game from Sarah Wessling) - everyone stands up, you get to sit if you chose to share something Find the mistake and mark it on https://edji.it/ (Edji) Show a video Movie trailers https://www.classhook.com/ (Classhook) Provoke opinions, make it topical https://www.pbs.org/newshour/classroom/ (PBS News Hour Classroom) https://thejuicelearning.com/ (The Juice) - Daily news matches reading level, supports diving into current events https://idebate.org/ (https://idebate.org/) Google Earth Field Trip https://twistedsifter.com/2014/02/50-amazing-finds-on-google-earth/ (50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth) Explain the graph https://www.turnersgraphoftheweek.com/ (Turners Graph of the Week) https://www.nytimes.com/column/whats-going-on-in-this-graph (Nytimes whats going on in this graph?) Survey using Google Forms and show the results Try a real-life version by having students use colored sticky-notes to create a bar graph on the board https://www.polleverywhere.com/ (Poll everywhere) Feely Bags and Feely Boxes (not just for elementary students!) Pineapple, jello, etc Have students write about what they feel For a high school twist, use complex objects like molecule model kits, asking them to ID the substance, make a molecule based on what you know (size of molecules) Edtech version: Google slides, have on image in the background, 75% covered by a shape. Slowly move the shape away to reveal more and more of the image. Students chat in what they think the image shows QR code scavenger hunt I-Spy (from home, around the school, find an image online that represents a topic) Play a game (Worlde, heardle, etc) http://www.meditationinschools.org/resources/ (Tech-guided meditation) session 60-second video challenge with a ridiculous debate (pencils versus crayons, is a hot dog a sandwich, is water wet?, theme it towards your content) Jamboard - Make a Meme with https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gifit/khoojcphcmgcplkpckkjpdlloooifgec?hl=en (GifIt) from a youtube vid Dress-up like a historical figure from your content area, take a picture, edit it using Canva to look like a the original photo Provide a weird stat from https://www.statisticbrain.com/fun-facts/ (https://www.statisticbrain.com/fun-facts/) An alternate universe scenario: “What if Elon Musk owned Mars?” A minute to win it https://www.survivingateacherssalary.com/minute-to-win-it-games-classroom/ (https://www.survivingateacherssalary.com/minute-to-win-it-games-classroom/) 2 truths and a farce Brackets 11:14 throat clear https://www.flippity.net/ (Flippity) https://www.onthisday.com/science/biology (https://www.onthisday.com/science/biology) https://www.mote.com/ (Mote) Baseketball Leaderboards: https://www.flippity.net/ (Flippity) Whiteboard tic tac toe Project the tic-tac-toe boards Google Docs, Slides, Jamboard Olympic Games 1 event at a time Different changes throughout the year that earn groups of students point Leaderboard on https://www.flippity.net/ (Flippity) Segment 3: Where to Find GotTechEDDo us 3 favors Subscribe to GotTechED the Podcast...

The Outdoors Show
OS 1227: What's Working on the Water

The Outdoors Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 146:16 Very Popular


All kinds of fishing talk on this episode, with Jeff sharing the fun he had while doing some OSR in southwest Florida. Kevin had some good stories, of course, and lots of calls to talk about everything happening in the water as well.Here's your L.V Hiers gear tip of the week: Jeff's new favorite bar to go to…Defense Soap. All soap is NOT created equal! Try it and you'll love it!defensesoap.comHere's your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: If you're caught offshore in one of these bad thunder storms we've been having… here are a couple of tips. Make sure you take down your antenna and put all the rods on the floor. Don't try and run through the storm. Just put your bow into the wind and ride it out! It usually lasts about 20 to 30 minutes. If you're close to the beach get in as close as possible. That way you won't have to deal with the waves. Most important thing: Stay calm!Here's your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Shrimp Creole3 lbs of headed shrimp2 Vidalia onions2 stalks of celery3 tbs of garlic3 tbs Worcestershire sauce1/2 cup brown sugar3 tbs of tiger sauce1 cup of Heinz sugarfree Ketchup1/4 stick butter1 tbs mustard1 tsp salt1/2 tsp pepper5 tbs candied jalapeñosTbs lemon juice1/4 tsp paprika3 chopped tomatoesSauté the chopped onions and celery in a large sauté pan with tbs butter until done then add diced garlic and tomatoes with remaining butter for 5 minutes on low heat. Slowly add the rest of the ingredients on a low simmer stirring the ingredients. Simmer this on low heat for 10 minutes to ensure a good blend. Then add the shrimp and stir frequently to ensure shrimp get cooked for approximately 10-15 minutes. Serve over Jasmine or white rice.

The Takeaway
The Great Salt Lake is Slowly Shrinking

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 8:53


Right now, the American West is facing its worst megadrought in 1200 years. And like much of the American West, Utah, and its fast-growing capital of Salt Lake City, is facing a looming water crisis, which is also impacting the state's iconic body of water: the Great Salt Lake. And due to poor water management and a growing population, the Great Salt Lake is slowly drying up, which could hurt the local ecosystem, Salt Lake City's economy, and could have health impacts as dust with toxic metals is kicked up from the dried lake bed. We speak with Kevin Perry, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah, who has been studying the impacts of the increasing number of dust storms in the area surrounding the Great Salt Lake.