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Recovered Podcast
Progression of Alcoholism - Recovered 1224

Recovered Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 63:50


No one becomes addicted to substances overnight. You don't catch it the way you do the common cold. Tonight we talk about the stages and signs of our disease.   The Pre-Alcoholic Stage is very similar to casual and social drinking. Slowly but surely, the drinker begins turning to alcohol to reduce stress.    Early-Stage Alcoholism is a time where you will begin to lie to yourself and loved ones about drinking habits. The temptation to drink is regularly there.   The Middle Alcoholic Phase is when you may start missing social occasions, withdrawing yourself from situations that don't include drinking or missing work. Physical changes to your weight and complexion are likely to be coupled with personality changes.   At End-Stage Alcoholism, drinking is a dependence. Abusers will drink every day, throughout the day, and struggle to function without alcohol. At this phase, interventions are necessary. Tonight, we talk about the Progression of Alcoholism. http://recoveredcast.com For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless" Link to Buddy' Book Through Our Affiliate    

Ritter on Real Estate
Personal And Financial Freedom Through Real Estate Investing With Bob Couture

Ritter on Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 28:47


In today's episode of #RitterOnRealEstate, we sit down with special guest, Bob Couture! Bob is managing partner of CP Property Group, a realty and investment company, with offices in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Hermosa Beach, California. Bob is also the Co-Founder of the Western Mass Real Estate Investor Group. Additionally, he is a partner in Ironsides PropertyGroup, a property management company in Springfield, MA. As an investor himself, Bob has a personal portfolio of over 50 units and has helped clients achieve their real estate goals through apartment syndications, apartment purchases, and/or multifamily/single-family properties. Welcome to the show Bob! Key Points From The Episode:Starting off in the aerospace and defense industry. Growing up in a construction family.Getting into house flipping but becoming a buy/hold investor.Slowly adding to his portfolio, getting into multifamily & learning about syndication.Focusing on syndication and property management.What inspired Bob to get into Multifamily Investments, natural evolution. How real estate positively impacted Bob's life. Why the US middle east market is undervalued/untapped. Affordable Housing vs Market Rate Extremely low turnover with affordable housing.How Bob Couture analyzes deals. Books Mentioned:Millionaire Real Estate Investor By Gary Keller. Rich Dad Poor Dad By Robert Kiyosaki 

My Business On Purpose
548: Full Day Training Program Sample Outline

My Business On Purpose

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 7:58


The final details were settled around 8:17 this morning when Gerrick Taylor looked out over the room filled with Taylor's 41 employees and was about ready to kick off Taylor's fourth annual full team offsite training day.   Just four years ago, he thought he had lost his mind at the idea of closing down all Taylor's retail locations.  The calculation was steep; full wages for all Taylor's employees that day while posting zero revenue throughout the entire day. The model did not make sense on paper, but he knew a larger investment needed to be made; an investment in people…in relationships. Taylor's began almost twenty years ago on the side of the main road in Lexington, SC when Gerrick received a tractor trailer load of pine straw from his Dad.  As a High School teacher and football coach, Gerrick was looking to make a little extra cash on the side. His goal was to sell four trailer loads of pine straw that summer.  Summer ended with over thirty trailer loads being sold by one person, with one phone number before and after summer football responsibilities.  It was a grind. After trying to juggle school, coaching, and the entrepreneur's reality, Gerrick decided to leave teaching and coaching and put all of his time and attention towards growing what would eventually become Taylor's Landscape Supply and Nursery. For years Gerrick led a small band of employees with a grinders spirit; do what needed to be done when it needed to be done.  If you run into a problem, cross that bridge when you come to it.  It worked… for a while.  Over a decade later, Taylor's was becoming “too much plane for one man to fly”.   Back in 2015, Gerrick went through a process where he made an intentional decision to begin working ON his business, taking time to step off of the lot, out of a tractor, and sit down to articulate where he wanted to go (vision), how he would get there (values), and why it was important (mission). After articulating the purpose of Taylor's he then began the long, methodical, weight-lifting-like process of identifying and building the necessary systems and processes that Taylor's would need to bust through the ceiling and grow. Gerrick realized that people crave structure…they also crave repetition and clarity. Taylor's became a hallmark of weekly team meetings, stand up team huddles, helpful checklists, and accountability.  Something deeper was still needed in order to create a glue-like connection among the team. In 2018, Taylor's held its first ever full-day, shut-down-the-business, all-get-in-a-room, offsite team training day. It was good.  It was not life-changing, because it did not need to be.  It was not cause for a circus.  It was simply…good in a very healthy, solid, beneficial way. Gerrick realized that thoughtful, repetitious, fundamentals are often more powerful long-term, than short-term bursts of creative brilliance. Aesop reminds us the “Tortoise kept going slowly and steadily, and after time, passed the place where the Hare was sleeping…(and the Hare) could not overtake the Tortoise in time.” Slowly and steadily.  Year one… two… three… now year four. The only magic in a Taylor's training day is this… it happens each year with purpose and an agenda. Your team needs a time to break away from the day to day, and to be trained together.  Other conferences are fine, but not like the value that a business team only gathering can provide over the course of one full day together with learning, conversation, workshops, meals, and happy hour. What are the keys to building a great annual offsite? First, articulate the purpose of your one day off-site. What do you want to accomplish?  What do you want your team to walk away with? How do you hope they feel, think, or act?   Whatever… WHATEVER comes to mind, write it down and allow that to determine the next key to developing a great one day off-site meeting. Second, set the day on your calendar and draft a simple agenda. What day will it be?  Look at the flow of your year, is there a day or time that may be a bit less disruptive for your team?  Consider seasons, times, family calendars, and workflows.   There is no perfect day and there will always be some conflict.  Once you have considered all things, set the day and begin communicating that day and let the team know this is both exciting and mandatory.  Client meetings, vendor meetings, and other meetings must be scheduled around this time, and only the most personal of conflicts should interfere with this day (weddings, funerals, births, etc.). Your agenda should include a timeline of the day and the major elements of meals, opening and closing sessions, any keynote sessions (no more than two), and a variety of breakout and workshop opportunities (large or small group discussion times). Again, align your agenda with your original purpose… allow that to guide the content. You can always bring in 3rd party voices (speakers, workshop facilitators) to help with bring a unique perspective.  Also, don't overlook your own team members.  Having them speak, lead, and facilitate is a great growth and leadership opportunity. Third, what will your budget be?   You will need to have food, location services, learning materials, audio/visual support, speaker honorariums and travel, team member travel and logistics, etc. Also, what are the non-obvious expenses that the business will shoulder like time away from work (especially in a retail environment)?   Fourth, set a schedule for preparation and communication knowing who will be coordinating what items, and when those will be communicated and tracked. Finally, make sure your one day offsite includes ample time around the table where team members can eat together, laugh together, catch up, and work through a variety of ideas, issues, frustrations, confusions, and dreams. Taylor's full day off sites are not easy, not convenient, and not always perfect…but they are good.

Graceful Atheist Podcast
Will: Heretical Theology

Graceful Atheist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 57:10


This week's guest is Will from Heretical Theology. Will grew up in a Methodist church until high school, when he began attending youth group in what he now calls the, “cult church.” Years later, will he and his wife were still at that church, he would have a seemingly supernatural experience at his brother's church in Florida. The decide to move, and not only was there a megachurch waiting for them, there was also Disney World! Will and his wife dove right in! They served at the megachurch for about five years when his wife began to doubt her beliefs. Eventually, Will resigned himself to being alone in his faith. Slowly, however, Will's fundamentalist beliefs shifted. He wanted to understand the Bible better, so he could understand his wife better. He decided to take off his “Jesus colored glasses,” and read the Bible differently. It wasn't long before he had a number of issues with what he was reading. Then enters the Republican nomination of Donald Trump. Will felt like he was in the “twilight zone,” not understanding how Christians were getting behind Trump. He and his wife stopped going to the main services but were still in small group. The pastor met with Will to discuss “ministry,” but instead Will needed to pour out all his questions and concerns. The pastor dismissed them. It may not have been intentional, but it still hurt. A few months later, he knew he no longer believed. Today, Will uses Instagram to share what's learned from the Bible. “I know some shit about the Bible, and I would like to put that to some good use.” He's taking the “decades of useless Bible knowledge” he has to teach and challenge people, in hopes that his followers will outgrow him and move on to do amazing things. Recommendations: Sam Harris (books & podcast) Bart Ehrman (books & classes on Wondrium) Paulogia (YouTube) Yuval Noah Harari (Books: Homo Deus, 21 lessons for the 21st century & Sapiens) Links Instagram https://www.instagram.com/heretical_theology/ Am I happier? https://www.instagram.com/p/CXM4sStrey2/ Interact Join the Deconversion Anonymous Facebook group! Deconversion https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/ Secular Grace https://gracefulatheist.com/2016/10/21/secular-grace/ Attribution "Waves" track written and produced by Makaih Beats https://makaihbeats.net/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gracefulatheist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gracefulatheist/support

The Plant Remedy Podcast
S2 Ep. 63: The Good, The Bad, & The Beautiful Of Writing The PlantYou Cookbook & Growing An Audience Of 2 million+ With Carleigh Bodrug

The Plant Remedy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 65:40


Bailey sits down with Carleigh author and founder of plantyou. She has large online presence with her vegan food blog and has upcoming oil free vegan cookbook coming out this February 2022. They catch up and share insight on the world of plant based living, being food waste conscious, and navigating a platform with over a million viewers. She shares her story of transitioning to a whole food plant based diet. How in her words, she looks like someone that would be the least likely person to be vegan. She grew up on a farm and grew up surrounded by animal and dairy products her whole life, but when her father became ill, they decided to do research into healthier eating habits. After reading plant based books and watching documentaries, they eventually started swapping out their favorite comfort foods with plant based alternatives. Slowly over time Carleigh grew more and more confident with her cooking. By 2019 she was fully immersed into plant you and ran the business full time. Carleigh talks about her shift towards a food blogger and cookbook author, and the challenges she faced. Together Bai and Carleigh share their experiences of taking the leap in believing in yourself as an small business entrepreneur. The power and the responsibility that comes with running a full small business on your own. They talk about going vegan and transitioning to a plant based diet and about the connections you see more in your health, the animals, and the environment when eating plant based. How using resources like watching documentaries and researching into plant based lifestyle can be the best thing you can do for yourself. They feel and see a huge shift in attitude of the general society with regards to plant based recipes. It's accepted more than ever and there's more options more than ever. They touch base on the life of having a large online presence and the negatives such as people making assumptions including about her appearance. They chat about how they don't feed into all the negativity and explain how important the positive comments are and how they really help spread more goodness. They talk about online bulling and how out of hand it has gotten, especially towards female bloggers and influencers. They talk about how entrepreneurs online should shed more light on the negative comment epidemic going on in the shadows. Talking about this can hopefully help keep people more accountable for their comments. To think before you write it. Spread the positivity. Lastly, Carleigh gives us the deets on her upcoming new cookbook with 140 recipes! All oil free! All plant based! There's advice, pantry lists, and nutrition facts on each dish. Go to plantyou.com for your copy. They talk about the experience of finally seeing the first copy of the book in your hands, the non stop work that comes together to write a cookbook, and more. She talks about the personal challenges she overcame to write her book, especially the cover shot. How happy she was with all the positive feedback of writing a cookbook, and the large response she got from just the preorders alone. The cookbook Plantyou is Available on Feb. 15! A special thanks to our podcast sponsor Elix Healing. Led by a pioneering team of doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, and acupuncturists, Elix combines the best of ancient wisdom and modern research to provide you with effective treatments and holistic health content that support your journey to your healthiest self. Use the code: PLANTREMEDY20 for 20% off both cycle balance & daily harmony PLANTREMEDY15 for 15% off cycle balance only Want more info on Carleigh? Check out her IG @plantyou If you liked this episode, be sure to leave a review on apple podcasts. Follow Chef Bai on IG: chef_bai for more podcasts, recipes, cooking classes, and much more!

Angel City Zen Center
Dave Cuomo - A New Normal (Yogacara - Beneficial Factors)

Angel City Zen Center

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 42:59


“Slowly, over time, you might get used to not feeling crappy about yourself. You might get used to not hating everyone you disagree with. And then when some of that old negativity does come back up it can seem like a big problem. But that's a good sign. Don't turn back when you notice how crappy of a person you can be. When the afflictions become a noticeable anomaly, that's great because it just means you've established a new normal.” - Dave Cuomo   In an in depth and personal look at one of Yoagacara's infamously nerdy lists, Dave brings us a talk of sweet cringey goodness and all the things we love to hate, aka The Beneficial Factors. How do we convince a cynical mind to open up and see the light (patiently…)? And what is happiness really (pure empty space!)? Find out here!

The Official SaaStr Podcast: SaaS | Founders | Investors
SaaStr 518: Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Building Marketing Channels Slowly to Achieve Massive Scale with Datadog's CMO Alex Rosemblat

The Official SaaStr Podcast: SaaS | Founders | Investors

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 26:50


Building out a marketing channel is like building product. It takes countless iterations and constant market feedback to get right. This session will introduce tactics on how to slowly and methodically test, assess success, and eventually scale a marketing channel until it hits a ceiling and it's time to move to the next one.

The Bowery Boys: New York City History
#379 How Chelsea Became a Neighborhood

The Bowery Boys: New York City History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 55:18


PODCAST What does the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea mean to you? Religion and architecture? Art galleries and gay bars? Shopping and brunch after a stroll on the High Line? Tens of thousands of people, of course, call it home. But before it was a neighborhood, it was the Colonial-era estate of a British military officer who named his bucolic property after a London veterans hospital. His descendant Clement Clarke Moore would distinguish himself as a theologian and writer; he invented many aspects of the Christmas season in one very famous poem. But he could no longer preserve his family estate when New York civic planners (and the Commissioners Plan of 1811) came a-calling. Moore parceled the estate into private lots in the 1820s and 30s, creating both the exclusive development Chelsea Square and the grand, beautiful General Theological Seminary. Slowly, over the decades, this charming residential district (protected as a historic district today) would be surrounded by a wide variety of urban needs -- from heavy industrial to venues of amusement. One stretch would even become "the Bowery of the West Side." Further change arrived in the late 20th century as blocks of tenements were replaced with housing projects and emptied warehouses became discotheques and art collectives. Then came the Big Cup. Join us as we celebrate over 200 years of urban development -- how Chelsea the estate became Chelsea the neighborhood. Visit the Bowery Boys website for more information on Chelsea. If you like the show please rate and review The Bowery Boys podcast on Apple Podcasts Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/boweryboys See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Onside Zone with Big O
Podcast Tuesday - Not The First Time Players Start Slowly 01 11 2022

The Onside Zone with Big O

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 1:57


Big O says its not the first time players started slowly

Chaotic Amateurs: A D&D Podcast
Beyond the Boiling Sea - EP06

Chaotic Amateurs: A D&D Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 37:18


Slowly, confidence in the ship's leadership is beginning to unravel with new leaders gathering their own power. Until the ship is repaired, they are sitting ducks for even larger threats… #DND #DnD5e #TTRPG #PodernFamily

Door of Hope Church
Make Haste Slowly

Door of Hope Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 54:10


Make Haste Slowly by Door of Hope PDX

Unleash Your SuperNova
How to Find Your Purpose

Unleash Your SuperNova

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 38:43


Listen to Nova chat with Genevieve Piturro – best-selling and award- winning author, founder of Pajama Program, finder of true purpose, coach, and speaker. Genevieve and Nova go way back. In fact, Genevieve wore an outfit designed by Nova on the Oprah Winfrey show. Genevieve talks about living your life with purpose and the quest for peace in life. She talks about struggling and seeking to find your North Star of life guidance. The Passion 4 Purpose Steps 1. Set aside 90 minutes in a quiet place where you can be alone, totally alone. 2. With pen to paper (absolutely no laptop, no iPad, no notes on a phone, get a real pen and a pad of paper) take a deep breath and ask your heart, "I'm looking for my life's purpose. What are the things I love to do, the things that bring me the most joy?" 3. Slowly read or say aloud each of the 10 things on your list. 4. Assign one week to each of your 3 items and for each week, spend one hour - just 60 minutes - immersed in that "thing." It's not about the power of one – it' about the power of one another. Vision Boards Oprah Winfrey What is your why? Purpose Living in your purpose Find your North Star Passion 4 Purpose Leaps of Faith

Charlottesville Community Engagement
January 5, 2022: Storm clean-up continues with power outages slowly being restored; Albemarle BOS ended 2021 by approving a major rezoning

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 20:39


The Charlottesville region continues to dig out after an early winter storm sets the tone for 2022, a year that has a lot to do to compete with its cousins 2020 and 2021. Only five days in, and it’s possible we’re going to be in for a bumpy ride. Charlottesville Community Engagement is prepared, and asks that you keep your arms and hands inside the vehicle at all times, lest you be thrown to the wolves. I’m Sean Tubbs. On today’s program:As the Albemarle Board of Supervisors begins a new year, the last year ended with rezoning on Rio Road East for a maximum of 328 units Governor-elect Youngkin appoints his top agricultural officialsThe community continues to recover from a devastating winter storm Subscriber-supported shout-out Code for Charlottesville is seeking volunteers with tech, data, design, and research skills to work on community service projects. Founded in September 2019, Code for Charlottesville has worked on projects such as an expungement project with the Legal Aid Justice Center, a map of Charlottesville streetlights, and the Charlottesville Housing Hub. Visit codeforcville.org to learn about those projects.Storm recoveryThere are still many thousands of people without power across central Virginia, two days after a winter storm hit that surprised many after the New Year began with temperature in the sixties. As the sun rose this morning, Dominion’s outage map shows about a third of its customers in Albemarle remain without power. That number began to drop throughout this morning. The situation in Charlottesville is markedly improved with just over a tenth of the city’s 24,744 customers without power at su“As of 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, crews have already restored power to 310,000 customers impacted by this damaging storm,” reads an email the company sent out late last night. They urge anyone affected who hasn’t reported their outage to update that info at dominionenergy.com or phone 1-866-366-4357. Louisa County customers on Dominion Energy are still out, and about two-thirds remain out in Fluvanna. Several areas of the community are served by Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, who report about a third of their customers without power this morning. View their map here. Charlottesville has sent out a notice to property owners reminding them that public sidewalks must be shoveled 24 hours after a snowfall. “With widespread power outages and the severity of this particular snowstorm, the City recognizes the need for additional time,” reads the release. “As a result, the Deputy City Managers have declared 8:00 am on Thursday, January 6, 2022 to be the official end of snowfall.”That gives property owners until Friday at 8 a.m. to clear pathways, but the notice acknowledges the potential of another storm on Thursday and points out that the time will reset if a second storm hits this week. Charlottesville will delay trash and recycling pick-up one more day until Thursday and residents who get service Monday through Wednesday won’t get service this week. “With the potential for an additional snow system arriving at the end of the week this current revised schedule is subject to change,” reads a release. Interstate 95 was opened in both direction last night shortly after 8 p.m. after being closed for most of yesterday due to traffic jams caused by hazardous and impassable conditions. A release sent out by the Virginia Department of Transportation last night warned drivers that parts of the roadway in Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Caroline counties remained hazardous with below freezing temperatures. Albemarle public safety responds to shooting, structure fireIn addition to contending with the aftermath of the snow storm, Albemarle public safety had two other incidents yesterday. In one, police responded at 11:15 a.m. to a shots fired incident on Dick Woods Road and arrested an Afton man on charges of brandishing and reckless discharge of a firearm. Marc McCann, 62, is currently being held at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail without bond.Later in the day at around 3 p.m., Albemarle County Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire on Route 53 near Milton Road that injured one and displaced three. While the cause of the fire is under investigation, the news release contains this warning. “Albemarle County Fire Rescue would like to remind everyone to keep anything that can burn at least three feet from heating equipment and to always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel-burning heaters,” reads the release. Youngkin makes agricultural picksIncoming Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin has named two people who will oversee policy and programs related to agriculture in Virginia. Matt Lohr will be the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry and Joseph Guthrie will be the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. According to a release sent out yesterday afternoon, Lohr is a fifth-generation farmer from the Shenandoah Valley who has been chief of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. He served in the House of Delegates from 2006 to 2010 before becoming the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.That position will now be filled by Guthrie, who grew up on a family farm in Pulaski County. Guthrie is currently a senior instructor at Virginia Tech where he was named as Man of the Year in 1989 as a graduating senior. He and his family continue to own a beef farm in the New River Valley. There are several reports that Youngkin will nominate his Secretary of Natural Resources later today. I’ll have that information tomorrow. Prince Edward County seeks local sales tax for education; other billsThe General Assembly session convenes in seven days and about two new dozen bills were pre-filed yesterday including more proposed rollbacks of legislation that passed the General Assembly under Democratic control in both houses. Delegate James Edmunds (R-60) filed a bill that would add Prince Edward County to the list of localities authorized to levy a one percent sales tax to fund education projects, if approved by a referendum. (HB63)Edmunds also filed a bill allowing hunting on Sundays but only in wildlife management areas operated by the Department of Wildlife Resources. (HB64)In another piece of legislation, Edmunds has a bill that would allow employees of the Department of Wildlife Resources “to sell, possess, sell, offer for sale, or liberate in the Commonwealth any live fur-bearing animal commonly referred to as nutria.” (HB65)Edmunds has a fourth bill that would allow people with valid driver’s licenses to operate certain utility vehicles on secondary roads in counties with fewer than 100,000 people. (HB66)Incoming Delegate Tim Anderson (R-83) has a bill clarifying that active military with homes in Virginia are registered to vote if they are on active duty. (HB68)Delegate Glenn Davis (R-84) filed a bill altering the section of code dealing with custody to change the word “visitation” to “parenting time” and to encourage maximization of time spent with each parent. (HB69)Davis also filed a bill that would guarantee minimum rights for police officers and removing exceptions for those rights if a locality has a police civilian review board. (HB70)Delegate Lee Ware (R-65) filed a bill prohibiting campaign finance donations from utility companies or their subsidiaries. (HB71)Ware also filed legislation prohibiting the sale of marijuana seeds or plants if the Assembly passed other legislation to allow retail sale of the end-product. (HB72)Ware also has a bill that would remove several sections of language in the state code that pertains to the Air Pollution Control Board. (HB73)There’s other legislation from Ware that would tweak the Virginia Clean Economy Act by adding a definition for “energy-intensive trade-exposed industries.” (HB74)Last year, Albemarle County Supervisors suggested they would like to look into increasing the transient occupancy tax to more than four percent. Ware has another bill that would require a referendum for counties that want to do that or increase the meals tax. (HB75)Ware has another bill that would require the state government to reimburse localities for the cost of counting absentee ballots. (HB76)Delegate Glenn Davis (R-84) also has a bill specifying that skills games are gambling devices (HB77)Annoyed by free online trials that don’t seem to have a cancellation option? Davis has a bill that would make that illegal. (HB78)Delegate Ronnie Campbell (R-24) has a bill that would restore police ability to stop motorists and pedestrians for a variety of infractions including detecting the presence of marijuana. (HB79)Delegate Davis has another bill that would create the Virginia Healthcare Regulatory Sandbox Program for innovative and pilot health care products. (HB80)Today’s Patreon-fueled shout-out:Algorithms know how to put songs and artists together based on genre or beats per minute. But only people can make connections that engage your mind and warm your heart. The music on WTJU 91.1 FM is chosen by dozens and dozens of volunteer hosts -- music lovers like you who live right here in the Charlottesville area. Listener donations keep WTJU alive and thriving. In this era of algorithm-driven everything, go against the grain. Support freeform community radio on WTJU. Consider a donation at wtju.net/donate.Pandemic update: Another 10K+ dayThis morning the Virginia Department of Health reports another 10,728 new COVID cases and the percent positivity has increased to 32 percent, meaning that one in every three PCR is positive. Positivity in the Blue Ridge Health District is at 24.7, or one in four tests. There are 207 new cases in the district reported today. A town hall scheduled for last night was postponed and will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. (meeting info)Starting January 1, VDH has updated its case definition for COVID-19 related deaths which will mean delays in the reporting of deaths. The agency recommends monitoring that information by date of death rather than date reported. Learn more here. Supervisors approved Rio Point project in late December In one of their last actions of 2021, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors voted to approve a rezoning in the Rio District that will bring over 300 rental units to the county’s urban ring. The project had originally been developed by a Virginia Beach firm who opted to not continue with the review process after Supervisors appeared ready to deny the project on a tie-vote on June 3, 2020. Local company Stony Point Design Build took over and have since purchased the 27-acre property. The company also built Dairy Central in Charlottesville. Stony Point Design Build renamed the project Rio Point but more or less kept the development, though they made a few changes. Cameron Langille is a planner with Albemarle County. “To the northeast is the Dunlora subdivision, to the southeast is the Dunlora Forest neighborhood,” Langille said. “The property is bounded by the north by the John Warner Parkway and across John Warner Parkway is the CATEC site and to the east is actually land that’s within the city of Charlottesville’s municipal boundaries.” Many of those neighbors have expressed concern about building more homes in that area, making the argument that the roads are already overburdened. The land has been zoned R-4 for many decades. “Under that zoning they could be developed for residential purposes up to 109 units or if they did a bonus level cluster development they could get 163 units,” Langille said.Doing so would likely mean all would be sold at market rate. That’s how Southern Development developed Dunlora Forest. The county’s Comprehensive Plan for many years has encouraged developers to seek rezoning to increase residential density in order to satisfy the county’s growth management policy.“The developer is proposing 328 units maximum,” Langille said. “There is some open space areas that are also proposed. Overall it is about 13 total acres and 1.1 acres of that open space is located closest to the intersection of the John Warner Parkway and Rio Road East. This applicant is proposing to dedicate that to public use to establish a county park that will be connected to the existing greenway system.” The new developer submitted a new traffic impact study that informed changes made to the vehicular entrances to the project and have dedicated other property along Rio Road to allow for tapered turn lanes. But Langille said the biggest change is the approval and funding of a roundabout at the intersection of John Warner Parkway and Rio Road. “It would get rid of the signalized intersection that’s currently at John Warner Parkway and Rio Road East and it would be a roundabout that would allow the traffic flow to move in any of the direction that it currently does,” Langille said. Stony Point Design Build would contribute $750,000 to the roundabout. Survey work is underway and Langille said its design will begin later this year. He added that Agnor-Hurt Elementary and Burley Middle School can both absorb students that would be generated by the development, but acknowledged that the project may contribute to existing overcrowding at Albemarle High School. All but two of the ten speakers at the public hearing asked the Board to deny the application. “In my opinion, doubling the allowable density for a development of this type which is built on a two-lane road which will always be a two-lane road and is surrounded by two lane roads in all directions is a little misguided,” said Lisa Drummond, a nearby resident. “The by-right with bonus still gets you within what’s in range of the master plan.” However, Supervisors appeared to be in favor of the project to help achieve the county’s goal to create more housing units as identified in the Housing Albemarle plan.  “Without a doubt, the market is demanding rental and we need more rental which is what this provides,” said Supervisor Diantha McKeel. Chris Henry, the president of Stony Point Development Group, said that his firm conducts market analysis before proceeding with its projects. “Today the vacancy rate for apartments in Albemarle County is like one percent,” Henry said. “What’s considered a healthy vacancy rate in any market is something like five percent and I don’t think Charlottesville  has had north of a five percent vacancy rate for a decade at least.” Henry also claimed that 30,000 commuters travel into Charlottesville every day and providing more homes within the urban ring would reduce the overall vehicle miles traveled. He said a comparable project is Arden Place for rents. The affordable rents will be over $1,000 for a one bedroom unit versus about $1,400 for a market rate unit. Supervisor Ned Gallaway noted that the proposal was submitted under Albemarle’s previous housing policies, which required 15 percent of housing units created under a rezoning to be affordable. Housing Albemarle moved that to 20 percent, though Supervisors have yet to approve an incentives package designed to help developers make that goal. “Going it under the old policy allows an easy, quick efficiency to happen,” Gallaway said. “To aspire to the new Housing Albemarle plan would require something different. Was that considered?”Henry said the project might have been able to make that 20 percent goal with additional density. The previous developer had originally requested more than 400 units, but that was reduced due to community engagement. “There’s always the trade-off between more density and more affordability because obvious the project is supported by the revenue that’s being generated from those units,” Henry said. “If the revenue is lowered, we have to have more units to get to the same result. And so, from our perspective we considered it. If we had to meet the county’s new requirement that was enacted after this application was completed, we would have wanted to have significantly more units to offset.” Supervisor Donna Price had been opposed to the rezoning went it was before the Board of Supervisors in June 2020 due to transportation concerns.“I feel like we have a better application in front of us today than we did then and I appreciate the changes you have made,” Price said. Gallaway, however, could not support the project because he said it was not quite ready because the second phase of a corridor study for Rio Road is not yet complete and because it does not meet the Housing Albemarle goals. “I’m frustrated that this application has made it before us before that corridor study is done and I’m equally frustrated that some comments have been made that we’ve learned enough from the corridor study to be able to make some of those decisions,” Gallaway said. The vote was 5-1 in favor of the rezoning. To learn more about the Rio Road Corridor Study, visit this website. Support the program!Special announcement of a continuing promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. If you decide to proceed to make the switch, you’ll get:Free installationSecond month of Ting service for freeA $75 gift card to the Downtown MallAdditionally, Ting will match your Substack subscription to support Town Crier Productions, the company that produces this newsletter and other community offerings. So, your $5 a month subscription yields $5 for TCP. Your $50 a year subscription yields $50 for TCP! The same goes for a $200 a year subscription! All goes to cover the costs of getting this newsletter out as often as possible. Learn more here! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

As It Is - Voice of America
Visitors Slowly Return to a Famous Thai Coastal Area - January 05, 2022

As It Is - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 2:30


The Grave Talks | Haunted, Paranormal & Supernatural
Don't Touch My Baby! | Real Haunting Stories

The Grave Talks | Haunted, Paranormal & Supernatural

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 35:14


When you bring a new baby home, as a parent, you will be overly protective. Every noise, coo, and movement make you look. Slowly you begin to relax, when suddenly the baby has moved. But how? This child is only 2 months old. She's still swaddled with no ability to even roll. The nightmare came to a head, when the child was no only feet away, she was laying on her back facing the dark door leading to a very peculiar crawl space. This is just part of the nightmare that Frances and Doug Weber experienced. This is their story, today on the Grave Talks. PART 2 - AVAILABLE TO GRAVE KEEPERS ONLY - LISTEN HERE In part two of our interview, available only to Grave Keepers, we discuss: Did they ever investigate the history of their first haunted house? Who or what do Frances and Doug think is haunting their house today? Do they think their houses are haunted or is it their family? What happened when Frances and Doug investigated the The Ohio State Reformatory, also known as the Mansfield Reformatory? As a Grave Keeper, for $5 per month you will get: Access to every episode of our show, AD-FREE – MONTHS BEFORE THEY GO PUBLIC. Access to every EXCLUSIVE PART 2 episode of our show for Grave Keeper Only! Access to submit questions to upcoming guests of our show. The “good feeling” knowing that you are keeping this show alive (It really does feel good!) Listen to part two of this interview and get exclusive access to HUNDREDS of bonus episodes at http://www.patreon.com/thegravetalks

Writers Bloc
Leafs, Raptors Slowly Getting Healthier to Start 2022

Writers Bloc

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 49:34


Ben and Stephen examine both the Leafs and Raptors, as they get healthier after a bout of COVID-19 ran through both teams. They're joined by Amy Audibert who chats her first season as a Raptors analyst, the team being healthy (finally) for the first time in forever, and Becky Hammon leaving the Spurs to become a head coach in the WNBA (9:35). Afterwards, they chat with Mike Zeisberger on COVID-19 forcing Mitch Marner to miss more games than expected, Auston Matthews testing positive on a rapid test, and Saturday's demolition of the Senators (19:40). To wrap up, they're joined by Amy Trask, who discusses what it's like to deal with a player such as Antonio Brown, and how teams decide to keep (or not keep) their coach at the end of a season (34:27).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Micro-Cosmos: A Science Fiction Podcast
Bonus Episode #4 - The Fire is Slowly Dying

Micro-Cosmos: A Science Fiction Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 18:24


"Mr. Lacount" takes a listen to some select voicemails. CONTENT WARNINGS: Audio feedback/glitching, unhealthy familial relationships.This mini-episode, The Fire is Slowly Dying, was written by Jesse Smith, edited by Lauren Tucker and Luka Miller, and directed by Jesse Smith and Lauren Tucker. It starred Jace Pelletier as Viola, M. Furch as Octavia, Sivan Raz as Jeanette Francis, Jackson Rossman as Miles Abbott, Luka Miller as Marsha Francis and Alex de la Cruz, Mae Sokolik as Minerva Romero, Jesse Smith as Athena Romero, Kaleb Piper as Felix Couvillion, Oscar “Tumbleweed Tom” Ramos, Jr., as Gabriel de la Cruz, Lauren Tucker as Dr. Emily Macey, Nikki Paige as Nora Abbott, Colin Tucker as Shawn Abbott, and Griffin Berlstein as Archie Armstrong, with additional voices by Billie Willett, Emma Johanna Puranen, and Briar Zachary. Original music by Julia Barnes, and sound editing by Jesse Smith.Bonus sound effects courtesy of the National Park Service, Wikimedia Commons in the public domain, and Freesound.org under a Creative Commons 0 License.Be sure to stay tuned to our feed for future content.Looking for other fans of the show? Consider joining our official Discord server: https://discord.gg/D73AQVWTHX.To follow the show and find transcripts, you can find us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram as @microcos_pod/microcospod. Questions, comments, and concerns can be emailed to us via futuretrailmixpros@gmail.com. For more information on the show, visit our website, microcospod.space.Thank you for listening.

Losing a Child: Always Andy's Mom
Episode 120: Post-Christmas Chat

Losing a Child: Always Andy's Mom

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 58:07


Support from other grieving people can play such an integral role in our grief journeys. Being able to talk with people who 'get it' can bring us comfort. Witnessing those who are just a little further along in their grief story can inspire us to know that it is possible to not only live after loss, but to experience bits of joy in that life as well. As a part of the wrap-up to the Christmas season, as well as a wrap-up to 2021, I decided to get 4 amazing moms together to talk just about this and to show how slowly and surely, things do change over time when we allow ourselves to work through our grief. Today, we have a chat with Demetra (1 yr after the death of Eleni), Chrisy (2 yrs after the death of Caleb), me (3 yrs after from the death of Andy), and Laura (4 yrs after the death of Luke). The pain is still strong, surely. We mourn our children each day, but over time, the pain softens a bit, and joy begins to sneak back in in little ways. Slowly, a few good days begin to sneak in, and then the good days start outnumbering the bad. Living each day starts to become just a little less heavy, the pain less sharp. If you are interested in working through your grief with other bereaved people in 2022, I encourage you to look for a support group in your area.  If you are interested in a virtual (or in person in west Michigan) Christian-based support group, email Stephanie at stephanie@starlightmin.org. A new session, (which I facilitate) starts in early February. Hopefully, 2022 can bring each of us a little bit of peace and hope for the future.

Real Ghost Stories Online
Don't Touch My Baby | Real Ghost Stories

Real Ghost Stories Online

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 14:45


When you bring a new baby home, as a parent, you will be overly protective. Every noise, coo, and movement make you look. Slowly you begin to relax, when suddenly the baby has moved. But how? This child is only 2 months old. She's still swaddled with no ability to even roll. The nightmare came to a head, when the child was no only feet away, she was laying on her back facing the dark door leading to a very peculiar crawl space. This is just part of the nightmare that Frances and Doug Weber experienced. This is their story, today on the Grave Talks. PART 2 - AVAILABLE TO GRAVE KEEPERS ONLY - LISTEN HERE In part two of our interview, available only to Grave Keepers, we discuss: Did they ever investigate the history of their first haunted house? Who or what do Frances and Doug think is haunting their house today? Do they think their houses are haunted or is it their family? What happened when Frances and Doug investigated the The Ohio State Reformatory, also known as the Mansfield Reformatory? As a Grave Keeper, for $5 per month you will get: Access to every episode of our show, AD-FREE – MONTHS BEFORE THEY GO PUBLIC. Access to every EXCLUSIVE PART 2 episode of our show for Grave Keeper Only! Access to submit questions to upcoming guests of our show. The “good feeling” knowing that you are keeping this show alive (It really does feel good!) Listen to part two of this interview and get exclusive access to HUNDREDS of bonus episodes at http://www.patreon.com/thegravetalks

Dark Side of Wikipedia | True Crime & Dark History

When you bring a new baby home, as a parent, you will be overly protective. Every noise, coo, and movement make you look. Slowly you begin to relax, when suddenly the baby has moved. But how? This child is only 2 months old. She's still swaddled with no ability to even roll. The nightmare came to a head, when the child was no only feet away, she was laying on her back facing the dark door leading to a very peculiar crawl space. This is just part of the nightmare that Frances and Doug Weber experienced. This is their story, today on the Grave Talks. PART 2 - AVAILABLE TO GRAVE KEEPERS ONLY - LISTEN HERE In part two of our interview, available only to Grave Keepers, we discuss: Did they ever investigate the history of their first haunted house? Who or what do Frances and Doug think is haunting their house today? Do they think their houses are haunted or is it their family? What happened when Frances and Doug investigated the The Ohio State Reformatory, also known as the Mansfield Reformatory? As a Grave Keeper, for $5 per month you will get: Access to every episode of our show, AD-FREE – MONTHS BEFORE THEY GO PUBLIC. Access to every EXCLUSIVE PART 2 episode of our show for Grave Keeper Only! Access to submit questions to upcoming guests of our show. The “good feeling” knowing that you are keeping this show alive (It really does feel good!) Listen to part two of this interview and get exclusive access to HUNDREDS of bonus episodes at http://www.patreon.com/thegravetalks

Skylight Books Author Reading Series
LIVE ON CROWDCAST: Karl Ove Knausgaard, ”THE MORNING STAR” w/ Brandon Taylor

Skylight Books Author Reading Series

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 57:39


It's a normal night in August. Literature professor Arne and artist Tove are with their children at the resort in Sørlandet. Their friend, Egil, a driver by day, is staying in a cabin nearby. Kathrine, a priest, is on her way home from a seminar, the journalist Jostein is out on the town, and his wife Turid, who is an assistant nurse, has a night shift. Above them all, a huge star suddenly appears in the sky. No one, not even the astronomers, knows for sure what kind of phenomenon it is. Is there a star burning itself out? Why then has no one seen it before? Or is it a brand new star? Slowly the interest in the news subsides, and life goes on, but not quite as before, for unusual phenomena begin to occur on the fringes of human existence. Over these days in August, the characters the novel follows will each understand what is happening differently, and all face new struggles in their own lives. The Morning Star, by Karl Ove Knausgaard, is a novel about what we do not understand, about great drama seen through the limited lens of little lives. But first and foremost, it is a novel about what happens when the dark forces in the world are set free. Knausgaard is joined in this Live Crowdcast episode by Brandon Taylor. The episode was recorded on September 28, 2021.  _______________________________________________   Produced by Maddie Gobbo, Lance Morgan, Natalie Freeman, & Michael Kowaleski. Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang. Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.

Learn Hindi On The Go
Intermediate Hindi # 36 : I'll soon get accustomed to this. I am slowly getting accustomed to it. - Interactive Role-Play Quiz

Learn Hindi On The Go

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 14:14


In this episode, you're going to learn about a phrasal verb having kā का and how to say ‘I'll soon get accustomed to', ‘I am slowly getting accustomed to it' and ‘Now I have got used to the work culture here.' in Hindi. And if you stay till the end, there will be interactive quizzes and role-play quizzes. Through this podcast, we intend to train listeners to think in Hindi, to help them to be in touch with Hindi, and improve their Hindi at the same time. Kindly support us & get access to extra learning material like weekly Exercise worksheets on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/learnhindionthego                                                                                                                   To help us improve the show, kindly give your feedback & suggest some topics on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/learnhindionthego/    To take a free trial for online Hindi lessons visit: https://learnhindischool.com Find out more at https://learn-hindi-on-the-go.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Scream With Me Stories
4 TRUE Reddit NSFW Horror Stories | Reddit Horror Stories

Scream With Me Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 14:08


Take a listen to these four true scary stories from Reddit. The first story is called A guy I met for a few two hours fell in love with me and tried to kidnap me and was written by organic-oregano. The story starts at a superbowl party where the author meets a boy a starts talking to him through Instagram after they leave. After the author starts dating someone else he becomes obsessed with her and shows up at her school with drugs and alcohol. The second story is called, I used to live in a 3rd floor apartment, and one day the balcony window was open and all the lights were on" and was written by Reddit user weirdassb. The story takes place one morning around 6am when the author and their mom were getting ready for the day. The author notices that all of the lights were on and some of their things were missing, the author rushes to their mom and that's when they realize that someone else was in their home. The next story is called Psychotic teenager threatens my church and was written by Reddit user sunflowercrown. The story takes place one day at a church group and the author notices a new face in the crowed. The new kid is named Joe and right away the author realizes that he doesn't fit in. Slowly but surly Joe starts showing up where the author is and starts showing him things on his phone. The final story in the video is called, Tinder Gone Wrong... and the author information has since been deleted. The story follows the author after a break up and she just joined Tinder. She was chatting with a guy and decided to meet up with him at his house. Things seemed great and he was nice, also the mom seemed to like the author as well. After some time he started showing some red flags and the emotional rollercoaster began...Thanks again to both of the authors for letting me use and record their encounter as well as the other Reddit authors in the let's not meet and creepy encounters subreddits. If you enjoy reading or listening to these scary stories make sure you turn on notifications or follow me on Twitter @ScreamWithMeStoriesYT for updates. Please like, share and subscribe so I can keep making these videos! All narrations featured on this channel are for entertainment purposes only. Strong language will be used in context of stories. All narrations read with permissions from authors. Make sure you turn on notifications for updates! Please like, share and subscribe. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screamwithmestories/support

Answers TV Daily
Creation Basics: Does fossilization happen slowly, or quickly?

Answers TV Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 4:50


Does fossilization happen slowly, or quickly? Discover why creation is the better explanation! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/answerstv/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/answerstv/support

Jewelry Journey Podcast
Episode 142 Part 1: The Language of Jewelry: How the Editor in Chief of JCK Finds Inspiration with Editor in Chief JCK, Victoria Gomelsky.

Jewelry Journey Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 24:30


What you'll learn in this episode: The history of JCK and the JCK Show How Victoria identifies trends to highlight in JCK Why the line between women's jewelry and men's jewelry has blurred, especially among younger consumers How travel influences jewelry design The most exciting new designers Victoria has her eye on About Victoria Gomelsky Victoria Gomelsky is editor-in-chief of JCK, a New York City-based jewelry trade publication founded in 1869. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Robb Report, AFAR, WSJ Magazine, the Hollywood Reporter, Escape, The Sun and Waking Up American: Coming of Age Biculturally, an anthology published by Seal Press. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a BA in political science in 1995 and earned her MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University in 2002. She specializes in jewelry and watch writing but her greatest love has always been travel — 60 countries and counting. Victoria was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and emigrated to the United States in 1978 with her parents and twin sister, Julia. She divides her time between New York City and Los Angeles. Additional Resources:  Victoria's Website Victoria's Instagram Photos: Victoria Gomelsky watches: Transcript: Victoria Gomelsky, editor in chief of esteemed jewelry trade publication JCK, was bitten by the travel bug during her first-ever trip—when she and her family immigrated to the U.S. from the Soviet Union in the late 1970s. Since then, she's visited more than 60 countries, often traveling to visit jewelry shows and report on jewelry trends. She joined the Jewelry Journey Podcast to talk about how her career in jewelry started with a mysterious online job posting; why Gen Z is changing the way we categorize jewelry; and where to find her favorite jewelry destinations. Read the episode transcript here.   Sharon: Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Jewelry Journey Podcast. This is a two-part Jewelry Journey Podcast. Keep your eyes open for part two, which we'll be posting later this week. Today, our guest is Victoria Gomelsky, editor-in-chief of the well-known industry publication JCK. Victoria is an accomplished writer. She's written about jewelry for the New York Times as well as an extensive list of respected publications. She also covers another of her passions, which is travel. She's had a quite a jewelry journey, as she was born in Russia and has been to more than 60 countries and counting. We'll hear all about her jewelry journey today. Victoria, welcome to the program.   Victoria: Hi, Sharon. It's so great to be here. Thank you so much.   Sharon: I will go into my normal questions, but my first question is—and it seems like a silly one—but you speak Russian, then?   Victoria: I do. It's actually not that silly. I came here when I was five with a twin sister. We arrived at JFK in December of 1978, pretty much the height of the Cold War. So, my sister and I really did not want to be Russian, as we were five, six years old. We didn't want to be different from our classmates. So, we started speaking quite quickly in English, and that's how my language developed.    I could understand Russian, but in terms of speech, I am not a great speaker. Those are really two different centers in the brain, as I realized. I can be a very good tourist. I can go to St. Petersburg or Moscow, ask for directions, order food at a restaurant, but if you want to have a deep conversation with me about business or anything that requires an extensive vocabulary, it's not going to be me. But I can understand pretty well.   Sharon: It always fascinates me. Did you speak any English when you came here?   Victoria: No, but having a twin sister and being five, you're a little bit of a sponge. I've read that before age seven, if you pick up another language before that age, that's more or less the cutoff. You can learn to speak quite fluently very quickly, and we did. We didn't know any words. We stopped in Vienna on the way out of the Soviet Union, and then we lived outside of Rome for a few months, so I probably picked up some Italian then, too, come to think of it, not that it stuck. But when we got to the States, it all happened very quickly. I really don't remember learning English. It was almost as if I picked it up by osmosis.   Sharon: Wow! It's a great way to learn, in terms of thinking about how it is to learn a language. Your English has solidified in a sense.    Victoria: Exactly.   Sharon: Were you artistic then? Were you already artistic? Do you consider yourself an artistic person?   Victoria: It's a good question. I don't know. I consider myself creative. My sister—again, I have a twin sister; she's really the artist of the family. She's much more visual. She's a graphic designer, an artist. She creates collages and all kinds of things with her hands. I'm not dexterous at all, so my creativity is on the page, what I write and how I see the world. So, I don't consider myself an artist, but I do consider myself a creative.   Sharon: Does she call you up sometimes and say, “What were you thinking about that layout on the page?”   Victoria: Oh yeah, she's super-critical. Trust me, I do not design or do anything around the home that doesn't get her buy-in, because if I don't get her buy-in on it, she'll come over and say, “Oh my God, I can't believe you put that on the wall.” She'll never let me hear the end of it. So, I make sure to get her buy-in on any artistic or design-oriented decision I have to make.   Sharon: She must be a great resource for you in terms of what you do. Did you come to jewelry through writing, or did you have a love of jewelry? How did that work?   Victoria: I came through writing. It was all quite random. I'll share the story because it's really my story; it's my original tale, I guess you would say.   Sharon: It's a journey.   Victoria: My journey. This was the beginning. I was in living in L.A. I was 25. I really wanted to move to New York, and I was too scared to move without a job or without knowing anybody. I really wanted to continue my writing career. I had been a journalist. Even though I majored in poli-sci at UCLA, I had always worked for the Daily Bruin. I had done internships at various news organizations, some of them in the television field; some of them were written publications.    I applied to one MFA program in total, and that was the Columbia University Master of Fine Arts program in their non-fiction writing department, specifically. That's the only school I applied to, because I wanted to move to New York and I wanted to continue writing, and that felt, to me, like the only possible way for me to do that.   I moved to New York in August of 1998, did two years of this Master of Fine Arts program, and then didn't want to leave. I was still working on my thesis and finishing my degree when I started applying for jobs that were in the writing field. Mind you, this was 2000, so it was the very first wave of web jobs. It was Web 1.0. I didn't realize it yet, but it was on the verge of crashing. That crash we had in 2001 was coming, but I didn't see it then. There were a lot of jobs; a lot more jobs than people to fill them.    I happened to go on Monster.com. I'm not sure if it's around anymore. It was a job search site. I had a profile on the site, and I happened to come upon a posting that said, “Luxury goods website seeks writer/editor with two to three years' experience. Click here to forward your profile to this employer.” I had no idea what that meant. It was very vague. At the time, you faxed people your résumé. I guess you could email, but a lot of times it was still faxed. There was just no information at all. It was literally a button. I clicked it and thought, “O.K.” and I forgot about it promptly.   A few days later, I heard from a woman named Lisa at a company called Gemkey.com. I had no idea what that was, but it turns out Gemkey was a startup in the jewelry space. It was meant to be a website where retailers would go on and source their inventory online, which was laughable because 20 years later, that's still something that most retailers don't do. It was way, way, way ahead of its time. It was founded by Fred Mouawad, whose father is Robert Mouawad. Robert Mouawad is a Lebanese businessman who donated a ton of money to GIA. His name graces their campus in Carlsbad. GIA being the Gemological Institute of America.   Sharon: That's why it sounded familiar. I was going, “Where do I know that from?”    Victoria: Yeah. Anyway, Fred was the son. He was an entrepreneur. He was based in Bangkok, and he had this website that had an office in New York. They were looking for some editors to fill out the news section of their site. I was hired as their pearl and watch editor, and I had no idea about either category. I didn't even know pearls were cultured. I really had no language to describe them. I knew what a watch was, but I knew nothing. I could have named Rolex, Cartier maybe, and maybe Timex.    I had been backpacking around the world in the late 90s prior to going to grad school, so I was living very scrappily and was quite frugal. I was in my early 20s, not really in the jewelry scene. One of my first trips was to a pearl farm in Australia to see the Paspaley farm located off the coast of Northern Australia. On the way there, I stopped in Bangkok to visit Fred Mouawad's main headquarters and meet some of my colleagues. On the way out, I stopped in Hong Kong to go to the pearl auctions, and I was hooked. It was a wonderful introduction to the world of jewelry, quite literally the world of jewelry. I had loved travel until then, and here was a way to combine my love of it with a way to explore this new category, this new universe. So, I came to jewelry through writing and then through travel.   Sharon: That must have been so exciting, to be writing about something you found you loved as opposed to—I don't know. I'm trying to think of some of the things I've had to market over the years where it's like, “You've got to be kidding me.”   Victoria: Yes, I think that was one of the things I learned quite early. My job with Gemkey didn't last long because it got bombed not that long after. I think I was employed with them for eight months or so, and then I got laid off because the company was losing money. I ended up getting hired almost right away by National Jeweler, which at the time was close to a hundred-year-old publication. It's still around, not in print form, but it's around in digital form. It was founded, I believe, in 1906. It's really an industry trade like JCK, one of the stalwarts of the business.    I got hired as their gemstone editor. I got to National Jeweler, and I realized the company—National Jeweler at the time was owned by a bigger corporation that owned lots of different publications, everything from the Hollywood Reporter to Billboard Magazine to a publication called Frozen Food News. I realized there are so many different niches in the world, and as a writer, I was grateful I didn't slip into the frozen food world, but the music world is great. If you enter music via Billboard, what a great way to learn about music.   I happened to enter through the trade of jewelry, and that was a wonderful way to get down into the trenches of an industry that is quite esoteric, quite hard to penetrate, and it still is. All these years later, there's still so much to learn about jewelry, but starting out through a trade was the key. When you're a trade reporter, you get to talk to dealers; you go to tradeshows; you learn from a very ground-up level, as opposed to being an editor of Vogue, where you don't get to see the real world. You spend your time in the limelight. You get to see all kinds of topical designers, but you don't always get the nitty-gritty details, that insight into the supply chain and insight into how a gemstone might emerge from the ground and the steps it takes to become a beautiful jewel. That all came through the trade, so I was very grateful to have that experience and the years and years I spent going to the Tucson shows to research the world of gems, to Basle to speak to high-end jewelers in Europe. There were all kinds of events. I have had a very unique perspective on this trade and the world at large through the lens of jewelry.   Sharon: Do you find that writing about jewelry has its own language, in a sense? It's like writing about sports. I couldn't write about sports.   Victoria: Very much so. The lingo takes a long time to understand. People think of jewelry as a very superficial subject. I think people who don't know about jewelry will perhaps think, “Well, it's just a bauble. It's just something you put on to sparkle, to add a little or to show off your status, whatever it is.” But there are so many layers to jewelry, and the way you talk about it gets ever more complicated the more you know.    There's a whole language around diamonds and gemstones and the ways you describe color, not to mention all the ways you talk about the fabrication of jewelry. That's always eluded me a bit. I've been to factories, and I've been to places where jewelry is made, and that still feels like a topic that's difficult for me to access because I don't have a brain to understand mechanics or engineering. When people are sitting there at the bench trying to tell me the steps of the process, I always get a bit lost. It does feel like a very complicated venture, but I have been fortunate enough to see a lot of that.   Sharon: No, I can understand. I was at some design show, and there was a jeweler talking about how much of jewelry is engineering. He was talking about getting the piece to balance, but it's also when you're talking about extrusions when a piece of jewelry is being manufactured.    So, you went into nonfiction. Was that something where you said, “I'm not a fiction writer”?   Victoria: Yeah, pretty much. I love fiction and I love poetry, but it never felt like a natural pursuit for me. I was always interested in telling stories, and the stories that really compelled me or held my attention were always nonfiction. I think we all know that truth is stranger than fiction. We've all had the epiphany many times throughout lives, I'm sure, where we realized that the stories in front of us are as compelling as anything made up.    My entrée into that world was initially through The Daily Bruin, which was a huge college newspaper at UCLA. I learned the basics of being a reporter and a journalist and hunting down sources and doing interviews, but at the same time I didn't love the grind of a daily journalism beat. It was good training, but when I applied to Columbia, I specifically did not apply to the journalism school. I applied to the arts program, to the Master of Fine Arts program, and I was drawn to the writings of, say, a Joan Didion or a Tom Wolfe or polemicists or memoirists—a lot of fiction authors who write beautifully in nonfiction or have beautiful examples of nonfiction in their repertoires. I was drawn to the kind of writing that was true, that was honest, but that still held all the same elements of a good fiction tale. It had characters, dialogue, a plot.    I probably don't do as much of that kind of writing as I hoped I would, or as much as I wish I could, because I'm making a living. I write journalism; I write stories, but in all the stories I write, I really try to spend a lot of time with the people who are my sources and get their stories. I really try to convey a sense of story, even if it's a short piece that's running in a newspaper. I do as best as I can in that limited word space with a storyline.   Sharon: Tell us about your job as editor. Are you pulling together all the departments, like you see on TV editorial meetings?   Victoria: It's a little bittersweet, because JCK—for those of you who aren't familiar, I'll tell you a little bit about what that stands for, because it's a mouthful. JCK goes back to 1869. It wasn't always JCK, which, by the way, stands for Jewelers' Circular Keystone. Jewelers' Circular was a publication in the 30s that merged with another jewelry publication called Keystone. From then on, they were called Jewelers' Circular Keystone, until the 70s when they shortened it to JCK. So, that's what those three initials stand for, but initially, it goes back to 1869 in Maiden Lane, New York, where the fledging jewelry district was growing up. There were watchmakers and jewelers who needed a publication to help them source their materials, help them sell. Various publications formed around them, and they eventually merged and aligned. What we know as JCK today really comes out of Maiden Lane in the 1870s. It's pretty stunning to think about.    I joined the magazine in 2010. I had moved back to Los Angeles after nearly a dozen years in New York because I was ready to move. I moved back in late 2009. I had lost my job with National Jeweler after the financial crisis, and that was fine. I had been there for eight years or so, so it was time to move back to California where I grew up. About six months after I landed back in L.A., I ended up getting asked by a friend of mine who was the publisher of JCK if I'd be willing to take a temporary job with JCK as their editor. They were looking for a new editor. They were looking for somebody in New York, but they needed somebody to get them over the hump of a few issues. I thought, “Great, this is a perfect bridge job as I find my footing back in L.A.”    Well, as it turns out, it was not that hard to manage a publication from L.A. because I knew the industry. I had my contacts. I even knew my colleagues because I had worked with them. They were editors at JCK, but I had met them many years ago, as I was one of their cohorts in the jewelry media space. So, I knew the people I was working with. After six months or so, everybody thought, “Hey, this is actually going pretty well,” so they brought me on full time. Luckily, I had an apartment in Brooklyn Heights that I had sublet out and hadn't gotten rid of, so I was able to come back to New York once a month for about a week. For about six years, I was truly bicoastal, from 2010 to about 2016.   In that time, JCK continued to be—its tagline is “the industry authority.” It's been reporting on this business for so long, and it was exciting. At first, we started out with 10 print issues a year. We had contributors; we had staff writers; we had a whole publishing team. Slowly over the years, that print frequency has shrunk. It became seven issues a year. Then it shrunk down to four print issues a year; mind you, with a robust website and a very strong daily news presence online, but print has always continued to shrink in this environment. As of this year, we went down to one print issue a year. That harried newsroom where people are running around and there are photoshoots happening, that did happen and still does happen, but just not to the frequency and level that you might imagine of a busy magazine publishing schedule.    The good thing is that we're published by a company called Advanced Local that is based at One World Trade Center in New York. Of course, nobody's been in the office for a good long while now, but when we are in the office, it's the same parent company, Condé Nast, so we use the same studios to do our photography. We rely on the same talent in terms of photographers and stylists that Vogue and GQ do. So, we have a really good team of people. They're not directly staffed. They're not members of the JCK staff, but they are people that are available to us.    We have a wonderful creative director, again, somebody who's a freelancer, but works with top magazines, a wonderful photo editor. When we do get back to being in the office, I'll certainly fly out to New York and partake, or at least be a witness to the photoshoots we do for our covers and our jewelry still lifes. But the hectic, frenzied nature of that has certainly calmed down. We do have, like I said, a robust online presence. We have a well-known news director named Rob Bates. He's covered the world of diamonds and jewelry news for 23 years, coming on 30, I think. We're staffed by some of the best in the business, but it definitely is a small, very scrappy operation.    Sharon: So, during Covid, you've been doing this through Zoom, I take it.   Victoria: Yeah, everything is through Zoom. We managed to get a bunch of photoshoots in right at the very beginning of March of 2020 that luckily saved us in terms of what we could produce through 2020. Then we did a photoshoot in May. There was that lull where things were looking pretty promising before the Delta variant, so we were able to do a photoshoot then. Like I said, now we're looking to 2022.    We have a big issue coming out. It always comes out on the eve of the JCK Show. The JCK Show is the big Las Vegas tradeshow. It shares our name. I don't want to get too complicated with this, but the show was founded in 1992 as a spinoff from the magazine. The magazine existed for all these decades, and the team involved thought, “Hey, isn't it time we use our clout in the industry to form a tradeshow?” And so they began this tradeshow in Las Vegas that then grew to be such a big presence in such an important industry meeting place that the tradeshow ended up being bought by different exhibition companies, and it eventually landed with Reed Exhibitions, which is a big company headquartered in the U.K. with U.S. headquarters in Connecticut. They run a lot of tradeshows and exhibitions, and they ended up buying the magazine and then hiring a different company to publish it. That may be more than your listeners want to hear. It's kind of complicated, but the point is we are related to JCK, this big tradeshow, but we're also an independent editorial voice, so we aren't bound to only write about JCK.   Sharon: That's interesting. What about Couture, which is part of the JCK Show, isn't it?   Victoria: It's a separate company. In fact, National Jeweler, when I worked there, was owned by the company that—it's gone through many iterations. The company that runs Couture is called Emerald Exhibitions, and they're headquartered in New York. That was the company that owned National Jeweler at some point. There's a lot of overlapping relationships in this world. Couture and JCK are separate companies, separate entities, but they happen at the same time in Las Vegas to make it easy for members of the jewelry industry to shop the shows.    There are different points of view. Couture is very much focused on couture-level, high-end designer jewelry. JCK has that, but it also has everything else you might imagine, everything from packing to loose diamonds, loose gemstones, dealers from Hong Kong, Turkey, China when the Chinese are able to visit. JCK is much more a mass marketplace for the entire industry, and Couture is much more focused on high-end design. They're complementary and I love going to both. 

Half Size Me
How to Lose Weight Slowly (and Keep It Off) | HSM 515

Half Size Me

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 39:13


In episode 515 of The Half Size Me™ Show, Heather talks with Sherie about why losing weight slowly is so important, plus managing life and weight loss while homeschooling gaining weight during menopause approaching tracking in a sustainable way and more! Do you want to get support and connection at a price you can afford? Then check out the Half Size Me Community here: https://halfsizeme.com/join About Half Size Me The Half Size Me™ Show is a weekly podcast. It will inspire and motivate you no matter where you are in your weight loss journey. Whether you're just getting started losing weight or having worked on your health and wellness for years, this show is for you! The Half Size Me Show is hosted by Heather Robertson, who lost 170 pounds over a period of about 5 years. Heather did it by learning new eating habits, getting regular exercise, and changing her mindset. On her popular weekly podcast, The Half Size Me Show, Heather shares her own lessons and struggles with you, and she shows you how to handle the real challenge of any weight loss journey... weight maintenance. Be sure to subscribe to The Half Size Me Show and join Heather every week as she shares information, inspiration, coaching, and conversations with REAL people who've learned weight loss isn't only about losing pounds, it's about finding yourself. Disclaimer: Heather is not a doctor, nurse, or certified health professional. What worked for her or her guests may not work for you. Please talk with your doctor, dietician, or other certified health professionals when seeking advice about your own weight loss or weight maintenance plan. All information included in The Half Size Me™ Podcast and on HalfSizeMe.com is for informational and inspirational purposes only. For additional disclaimer information, please visit HalfSizeMe.com. To contact Heather about the show, please click here to use the contact form.

History Storytime - For Kids
History of the Christmas Carol

History Storytime - For Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 6:51


Sophie (age 8) and Ellie (age 6) tell the history of the Christmas Carol. Songs used to be sung by pagans thousands of years ago to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Christmas was at the same time as the Winter Solstice so the Church carried on with the singing but instead made the songs about Christmas. The first Christmas Carol we know of was from 2000 years ago and was called the Angels Hymn. All the early carols were in Latin and over time people stopped speaking Latin – and they stopped singing the Latin carols. Then around 800 years ago a monk called St Francis of Assisi wrote the first nativity play. He had songs in the play to make it more interesting. He also had these songs in people's own language so they could understand it. Many of the songs became so popular that Minstrels would sing them. Many of the carols from his period have survived. While Shepherds watched their flocks by night is over 500 years old. However, 400 years ago in England the Puritans came to power. They were very serious. They chopped off the King's head and they banned Christmas and the singing of carols. People liked carols so much that they carried on singing them in secret when they were not in Churches. This is where the tradition of carol singers comes from. Different carols came from different places. 150 years ago someone in America wrote Away in a Manger. People thought is was written by a famous holy man called Martin Luther, but it probably was not. The carol Come all ye faithful was written about 300 years ago. Many people think that it remembers the old Stuart kings who used to rule England. The most famous Carol story though is from World War One. British and German soldiers were fighting in the trenches. The fighting was very bloody. Then on Christmas Eve the German trenches were decorated with candles and lights. The British were confused. Then they heard the Germans singing Silent night in German. The British sang back The First Noel. Slowly the British and German soldiers came out of the trenches. They stopped fighting and celebrated Christmas together in the middle of a war. We are taking a Christmas break ourselves. Sophie and Ellie's mummy works in the hospital and things are a little busy there at the moment. So we will be back with more History Storytime episodes in the New Year. Patrons Club If you liked this episode then do join our Patrons Club. You can join at www.patreon.com/historystorytime  

LifeLabNotes
Slow Cooker Chronicles - A Fable in Three Recipes

LifeLabNotes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 10:49


Slowly, guarding herself carefully, Cathy has been opening up to La Señora, but it's going to take one more episode, one more recipe, to help her open up to herself. This is that episode. This is the last installment in our three-part series, Slow Cooker Chronicles - A Fable in Three Recipes. This is Chapter Three: Desimmer (There's more than one way to make hot chocolate.) Featuring the voice talents of Nerea Duhart as Cathy; Graciela Valderrama as La Señora; and Phil Ward as the neighbour. Written by Silvie Zamora and Vanessa Espino, with original music by Phil Ward.

Play Me A Recipe
Reina Gascon-Lopez makes a Coquito Cookie

Play Me A Recipe

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 9:57


On Play Me a Recipe, your favorite cooks will walk you through their most treasured recipes, offering all the insider tips, stories, and tricks you won't get from a written recipe—and you'll be right alongside them, every step of the way. Feel free to pause, jump back, or navigate the steps via the podcast chapters (if you're in Apple Podcasts, swipe up on the episode player page—the podcast chapters will be at the bottom).  If you're cooking along, here's the recipe we're making today. Go ahead and grab the ingredients below (Reina Gascon-Lopez starts listing them at 1:03) before starting the episode.Coquito CookieMakes 36 cookiesCookies2 1/2 cups (300 grams) all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon grated whole or ground nutmeg2 sticks (1 cup/226 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated sugar2 large eggs, room temperature1 teaspoon coconut extract1 teaspoon rum extract1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean pasteIcing1 1/2 cups (60 grams) sweetened coconut flakes, toasted, for garnish2 cups (120 grams) confectioners' sugar, sifted1/4 cup waterHeat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.In a large bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. While the butter and sugar are working, in a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut extract, rum extract, and vanilla. Slowly pour into the creamed butter and sugar mixture, beating until fully combined.To avoid making a mess, turn the mixer off and carefully add the dry ingredients into the bowl. Turn on at the lowest speed and beat until just combined, making sure no floury patches remain. The dough should appear sticky and tacky. Chill the dough for at least an hour in the fridge.Using a tablespoon or small measuring scoop, scoop and roll the cookie dough into balls about 1½ inches in diameter. If your dough is very soft, you may want to use wet hands to roll the balls. Place on the prepared baking sheets spaced 3 inches apart. If you don't want to bake all of the cookies at once, simply freeze the rolled dough balls and portion them in a plastic freezer bag for another day. Thaw in the fridge overnight, then flatten and bake as you would with fresh dough.Using the bottom of a cup or mug, or just the palm of your hand, flatten each dough ball into a round, uniform shape about ½ inch thick. Repeat with the rest of the cookies.Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges are light brown, rotating the pan halfway through. Remove the baking sheets from the oven and tap them on the counter a few times to release the cookies from the parchment paper.Let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets, then remove the cookies to place on wire baking racks to cool completely before glazing. Make sure to keep the parchment and place it underneath the wire rack for easy cleanup when it's time to glaze and garnish the cookies.Make the icing: To toast the coconut flakes, place them in a dry large skillet or frying pan. Cook over medium heat until they're a light golden brown color, 3 to 5 minutes, making sure to stir often to keep from burning them. Transfer to a plate to cool.In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the sifted confectioners' sugar and water until it forms a thin, smooth glaze. Pour and spread a heaping teaspoon of glaze onto each cookie. Sprinkle each glazed cookie with some toasted coconut flakes. Enjoy!Is there a recipe you'd like to hear us make? Tell us all about it at podcasts@food52.com!Lobby Time Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Answers TV Daily
Creation Basics: Do rock layers accumulate quickly or slowly?

Answers TV Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 5:26


Do rock layers accumulate quickly or slowly? Discover why creation is the better explanation! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/answerstv/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/answerstv/support

My Crazy Office
Firing Slowly or Firing Quickly: My Crazy Office Overtime, Season 8

My Crazy Office

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 11:15


Kathi and Katherine talk about firing on this week's My Crazy Office Overtime show. Should you fire slow or fire quickly at work? What are the differences? Listen to this week's podcast here. The post Firing Slowly or Firing Quickly: My Crazy Office Overtime, Season 8 appeared first on K Squared Enterprises.

Behind the Microscope
Christina Gavegnano, PhD - Slowly, Then All At Once

Behind the Microscope

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 49:03


Dr. Christina Gavegnano is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University. Dr. Gavegnano earned her PhD in Molecular and Systems Pharmacology from Emory University and has focused her research on the role of JAK inhibitors in the treatment of HIV. With the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, she refocused her efforts and, along with her collaborators, pioneered the use of baricitinib for the treatment of COVID-19. Today she shares her remarkable journey from bench to bedside in the midst of a global health crisis. Credits: Our deepest thanks to Dr. Gavegnano for being on the show! Dr. Gavegnano's faculty page: https://med.emory.edu/departments/pediatrics/divisions/biochem/profile/?u=CGAVEGN Follow Dr. Gavegnano on Twitter: @GavegnanoG. Host - Bejan Saeedi Co-Host and Audio Engineer – Joe Behnke Executive Producer and Social Media Coordinator – Carey Jansen Executive Producer – Michael Sayegh Faculty Advisor – Dr. Brian Robinson Twitter: @behindthescope_ Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1 Website: behindthemicroscope.com

VPM Daily Newscast
12/16/21 - Youngkin's win gives GOP chance to (slowly) shape election administration

VPM Daily Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 4:42


Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin will soon have authority to reshape the staff of Virginia's election administration; State officials say there was a second ransomware attack affecting Virginia agencies; Virginia home care workers, immigrants, parents and business owners are calling on U.S. Senate leaders to pass the president's Build Back Better spending plan; and other local news stories.

Leading with Genuine Care
Nipun Mehta | Move Slowly and Care Deeply

Leading with Genuine Care

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 80:43


  “How do we hold transactions in their place, while also honoring the much larger spectrum of the human experience?” — Nipun Mehta   You've probably heard of paying it forward: Responding to an act of kindness someone shows you by helping another person. To Nipun Mehta, it's not just a nice idea, it's a way of living and leading that can change all our lives for the better.   Nipun is a former Silicon Valley computer scientist who traded Big Tech for big ideas. He founded ServiceSpace, a support network for projects that nurture kindness and compassion. The idea is to build a community of people who do things for each other not in exchange for money or other material rewards, but with the aim of creating an ecosystem based on kindness.   It's an ambitious project, but Nipun isn't in a rush. As with everything in life, he'd rather go slow and build systems that work than follow the stereotypical Silicon Valley motto "move fast and break things."   You may be aware of Nipun from his various TED Talks. He's also been praised for his ideas about spreading compassion by no less than Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama. In 2019, he received the Goi Peace Award — having turned it down multiple times previously.   In this episode of Leading With Genuine Care, Nipun explains how we're already all engaging in indirect reciprocity, why he never takes shortcuts in relationships or life, and what a bold trek across India taught him about the connection between uncertainty and compassion.   You'll also learn: How to escape our narrow reciprocity feedback loops The collective power of paying it forward How his mom and dad's “sandbox” approach to parenting shaped Nipun's outlook Why he's proud to be someone who cares a lot How a walking pilgrimage through India forever changed his perspective on compassion How a plumber moved Nipun to tears Why ServiceSpace doesn't have a plan Where to find the best apples in the world (and why this is important)   Connect with Nipun Mehta Facebookfacebook.com/servicespace/    Twitter twitter.com/servicespace    Website servicespace.org/    Learn More From Nipun Mehta Find out more about Nipun   Visit his website here: http://nipun.servicespace.org/about/    Watch Nipun Mehta's TED Talks   Leading with the gifts of emergence: https://www.ted.com/talks/nipun_mehta_laddership_leading_with_the_gifts_of_emergence   Can we create social change without money? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoV23TJe4UM    What does it take to create a giver culture? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP17YsBrVkQ    Get Rob's Weekly Newsletter Never miss an inspiring conversation about compassionate, positive leadership on the Leading with Genuine Care podcast plus other great articles and insights. Click below, and you'll also get a download of his favorite mindful resources.   https://www.donothingbook.com/resource-guide    Follow Rob Dube on Social Media  LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/robdube    Facebook:  facebook.com/rob.dube.1    Twitter:  twitter.com/robddube    Rob Dube's Website donothingbook.com  

Boozicals
Episode 38: Dreamgirls

Boozicals

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 186:31


Literally breathless from this movie. This week Raven and Campbell have so much love for this musical and each other. Together they discuss black excellence, The Supremes, and the incredible soundtrack from the 2006 musical film, Dreamgirls.   The Black Girl Magic Recipe: - 1.5 oz cold water - 1 oz chilled Hennessy - 0.25 oz grenadine - 0.25 oz blue curacao - 0.5 oz Alize - 0.5 oz peach vodka - frozen grape juice cubes   Combine water and liquors in a shaker with ice. Add two grape juice ice cubes to a frosted tumbler or margarita glass. Slowly pour cocktail mixture over ice cubes. Garnish with a lemon slice.   You can support us by donating to: Education Through Music at https://p2p.onecause.com/boozicals  The D'Addario Foundation: http://www.daddariofoundation.org/about/donate  Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation: https://www.mhopus.org/donate/    Email us at boozicals@gmail.com or comment your musical requests! Also be sure to follow us on our Instagram @boozicals for updates on your now favorite podcast.

Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
Boiling a frog slowly; A memoir of a love gone wrong

Afternoon Drive with John Maytham

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 13:32


Guest: Cathy Park Kelly Author Cathy Park Kelly brings the story of the personal journey that brought her autobiography 'Boiling a frog slowly; A memoir of a love gone wrong' to life.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Wellness Force Radio
427 Will Rezin | Trauma & Somatics: How To Heal Without Getting Stuck & The Myths About Psychedelic Therapy For PTSD

Wellness Force Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 117:17


Trauma is just the word that we are using right now to describe this phenomenon but this has been happening as far back as we can trace recorded history. The Mystics in India had a different name for it and I truly think that when they are speaking about attachment, they're speaking about trauma. Our attachment to something, our attachment to the memory of the past, attachment to the future, our ability to be with ourselves to sit in stillness and experience our bodies. It's all the same thing... ...So, what do we have to do? Slowly and methodically address the body's memory and help it to create a new form. Help it to discover itself. As soon as I notice that I am out of balance, my body will bring me back into balance because it's natural. - Will Rezin Are You Stressed Out Lately? Take a deep breath with the M21™ wellness guide: a simple yet powerful 21 minute morning system that melts stress and gives you more energy through 6 science-backed practices and breathwork. Click HERE to download for free. Is Your Energy Low? Get more superfoods to improve your energy, digestion, gut health plus also reduce inflammation and blood sugar. Click HERE to try Paleovalley's Apple Cider Vinegar Complex + Save 15% with the code 'JOSH' *Review The WF Podcast & WIN $150 in wellness prizes! *Join The Facebook Group Wellness Force Radio Episode 427 Somatic Coach & Trainer and Trauma Integration Specialist at Trauma & Somatics, Will Rezin, breaks down the various levels of trauma, why healing takes time, how to prevent trauma from lingering within us, the road to healing bipolar disorder plus the nuances of somatic experiencing and how to use it to come back home to ourselves. How can you uncover and heal hidden trauma within the body? Join us as Will shares in-depth how we can heal trauma and somatics, how to know if psychedelics and plant medicine ceremonies are right for you, and other alternatives for healing PSTD.   Trauma & Somatics Practitioner Certificate   Use the code 'WELLNESSFORCE' for extra bonuses! 25 HOUR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM | JANUARY 14th - APRIL 8th, 2022 Together We're Creating A Trauma-informed World. Be part of the global movement to create a healthier, happier world. Have you reached a point in your professional growth and development where you've discovered there's more to helping people change than simply shifting their mindset? Are you ready to incorporate a trauma-informed, body-based approach into your work with clients? Then we're thrilled to invite you to join us for our 25-hour Trauma and Somatics Practitioner Certificate Program. Trauma and Somatics is a live, in-depth professional training program designed specifically for educators, helping professionals, and individuals to deepen their awareness of trauma physiology and build the skills necessary for their work with clients who have a history of trauma. This unique program provides a solid foundation to support your clients through stressful periods of their lives. If you are passionate about helping your clients cultivate inner strength and resilience so they can meet whatever life brings their way, Trauma and Somatics is for you.   Listen To Episode 427 As Will Rezin Uncovers: [1:30] Breaking Down the Various Levels of Trauma Enter the Wellness Force $3,000 Holiday Giveaway HERE! Check out our Wellness Force Store Will Rezin Trauma & Somatics Practitioner Certificate Awaken Soma Will Rezin Consulting Magic of Being Alive & Finding Support with Will Rezin Will's background specializing in trauma and somatic experiencing. What somatic experiencing is on a deeper level. The real difference between little "t" trauma and capital "T" trauma. How Will defines the word, "trauma" and how it has changed for him since the start of his journey. Why trauma is the living memory within the body and mind of something that's overwhelming The current mental health problem that we're all facing as a species because of how we've domesticated ourselves. How our trauma prevents us from experiencing the miracle of being alive. Unpacking what our first line of defense is even before we get into freeze, fight, or flight mode. Why it's a survival mechanism to say "yes" to something even when we don't want to because we're afraid of what might happen if we say, "no."   [10:30] How to Prevent Trauma from Lingering Within Us The fact that we are way more animal than we are psyche and Will explains why. How physical movement like dancing or exercise helps us, like animals, to discharge the extra energy that we're carrying and prevent any trauma from happening. Why stuck energy and stuck trauma varies from person to person including what happens to us and how we handle it. How epigenetics plays a role in how we process our own trauma and emotions. The importance of addressing our own problems first before focusing on healing outside of ourselves. Why chaos is trying to find order otherwise we wouldn't have dualities like love and fear. The deep journey that Josh did for the first time in 2 years with ketamine and why this meeting with Will was perfect timing. Why you shouldn't just go out and do something like ketamine or plant medicine before doing the deep inner work with tools like therapy, breathwork, and meditation first.   [13:40] Somatic Experiencing Breaking down what somatics and somatic experiencing are and how they're applied to the healing journey. How somatic healing helps the body resolve trapped trauma. The process of somatic healing and how it is used to uncover the entire picture of a person so that we can know what should be stimulated, supported, structured, and changed. How Josh's 5-month old son, Novah, has impacted Josh's own evolution. The revolution that Josh had about himself and why he finds it so hard to hold himself the same way that he holds Novah. Alan Watts Will's own process of unfoldment he experienced because of the different challenges he faced in his early years. Josh and Will's shared characteristic of being curious and always asking, "Why?" Will's interest in his Nordic, Celtic, Druidic background and learning about his ancestor's culture and rituals which then led him to more esoteric traditions like alchemy. His revelation that esoteric traditions and how we connect with our environment and one another are present as well in all religious practices.   [24:00] Coming Back Home to Ourselves Paul Chek | All is God Exploring the concept of God and our existence in this universe. Zooming out and looking at us humans as organisims to bring up the curiosity of how we grow in relationship with our environment and both respond and adapt to it. How we can pivot our focus to be more present and feel more alive in this very moment. Anthony de Mello Breaking down how anxiety and depression pull us out of the present moment. Why our ability to change happens over time, not right away and we've forgotten this.   [30:00] How to Heal with Trauma Somatics How we grow slowly and methodically with new changes. Why tapping into the body's memories can help us grow and help it create a new form. How the body will naturally bring us back into balance when we need it The body's self-righting mechanism that is always working to keep us balanced and sometimes that looks like significant dysfunction as it works overtime to help us. What we can do now to help our body help us get back into balance: remove the barriers to help us become more aware.   [32:30] Healing Bipolar Disorder Exploring what bipolar disorder is, which Josh's mom has, and how it can be a coping mechanism. Why the body finds it difficult to regulate itself when a person is experiencing bipolar disorder symptoms. The psychological reflection in the way a person's thoughts represent the state of the body and they mirror it. Benefits of working with a somatic experiencing practitioner to help regulate one's mind and body if they have these symptoms. Why healing outcomes of working with a somatic experiencing practitioner will depend on the person, their age, environment, and support system. The importance of beginning the healing process sooner than later when you start to notice patterns that need your attention. Unpacking what glutamate is in the brain and its function as a key neural transmitter. Why we shouldn't put the responsibility on the individual because they feel ashamed of not having the strength or awareness to ask for help. How to create an environment that provides enough safety that the individual can begin to be more aware of themselves. Jiddu Krishnamurti   [38:00] How to Navigate the Road to Healing Oneself The power of coming together asking "What do we do?" to solve the mental health crisis despite our cultural differences in being and healing. Why it will take hundreds if not thousands of years for our world to change but we have the power to make a difference now. Jason Silva Why what happens to us from the time we're born to age 7 can profoundly impact our adult life. The fact that so many of the people out there that need to heal are the ones that are making fun of it. Breaking down why the number one thing we need when we're young before the hippocampus is developed is a safe, social connection. Why healing happens in relationships and it happens across time, not all at once. How physical contact can be very supportive for our systems. The honest fact that we all have trauma we need to heal Peter A. Levine, PhD Dr. Stephen Porges   [45:30] Listening and Honoring the Intelligence Inside of Ourselves What steps we can take to begin to be aware of the intelligence inside of ourselves. Anthony de Mello Exploring the trauma that we see in all facets of life from marketing and selling to education and government. Will's belief that humans have 3 basic needs: safety, dignity, and belonging. Why being more aware of ourselves will help us be more aware of other people and thus connect on a deeper level with them. The skillful unpacking of trauma through the example of titration. Why it's a slow, careful continuous process to unpack trauma and balance the body. How to use wellness tools like breathwork, plant medicine, and psychedelics correctly - in small doses with time afterward to reflect and integrate. Why you shouldn't do something like Kambo every single day without a break because that's not true healing. Josh's bad experience with a plant medicine ceremony and the trauma it created for him. Explaining what the myotonic movement is in the body and its important function for releasing stuck energy.   [59:00] Are Psychedelics and Plant Medicine Ceremonies Actually Necessary? 405 Tim Corcoran 137 Dr. Tim Brown The power of healing PTSD and trauma with psychedelics and plant medicine; possibly with faster results. Josh's extensive experience working with somatic practitioners to help him heal. What inspires Will to continue doing the work he does and what makes him stand out from other practitioners. The fact that Will isn't in the work he does for money or fame but because somebody has to do it. Will's personal experiences navigating life, pain, fear, and difficulties. What he's discovered about esoteric culture and how we can apply that to the wellness journey. How to really be "in the living" rather than above it or move away from it. Timothy Leary Terence McKenna Hunter S. Thompson The Diary Of A Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley The extreme depths that Will did himself with psychedelics over long periods of time. Why psychedelics and plant medicine ceremonies might not actually be necessary because they can end up creating more confusion for us.   [1:08:00] Who is I? Eckhart Tolle Unpacking The Watcher and The Observer during a healing journey. How we can become more aware of ourselves by first becoming aware of our body and the distinctions in our emotional states. A simple practice to help you become more in tune with your present environment and thus your body and how you feel. Be aware of how we change over time and the different versions of ourselves in the course of a lifetime. Why Will loves questions without answers because then he's always discovering new things. Exploring how so many career paths like those in the C-suite can be driven by trauma and having a nervous system that is constantly sympathetic. What steps you can take to develop a "strong me" so that you do not become whatever anyone tells you to be.   [1:15:30] Myths & Truths of Psychedelics Field Trip Health Josh's middle way approach to psychedelics after meeting with many practitioners. A breakdown of different psychedelic treatments. Common myths and misconceptions about psychedelics. Why you don't need to take psychedelics all of the time and why this treatment isn't for everyone. Key guidelines for preparation, taking the medicine, and integration after psychedelics. Why healing sometimes takes 2-3 years of consistent work. What inner work truly looks like and why it can never be a quick fix. How to choose the right facility to help you with the preparation and integration of psychedelics and plant medicine. The power of psychedelics or somatic work to remove our blockages to uncover the wisdom that we had all long. Why we all need to be aware of unearned wisdom that we're not yet ready to hold or integrate.   [1:22:00] Healing at the Speed of Nature The power of psychedelics or somatic work to remove our blockages to uncover the wisdom that we had all long. Why we all need to be aware of unearned wisdom that we're not yet ready to hold or integrate. How Will and his team help individuals address working with altered states of consciousness whether that's breathwork or psychedelics. The difference between trauma-aware and trauma-informed plus how it shows up in the body. What can happen with an individual if their practitioner is not trauma-trained including over-stimulation which is quite dangerous. Why true integration isn't showy like Tony Robbins; it's subtle and gentle. What is unique about Will's approach with trauma and somatics compared to other methods. Dr. Dan Siegel Deb Dana Diane Poole Heller Exploring how we can befriend death and make peace with it rather than be afraid of it. Facing Death with Stephen Jenkinson How we create a resistance to living because we're afraid of dying. Next steps you can take if you want to work with Will on a deep level to help you heal your trauma. Somatic Experiencing International Directory: Somatic Experiencing International   Power Quotes From The Show The Threat of Trauma to Humanity's Evolution "We're not broken, we've had to adapt as we evolve to our environment but literally the largest problem that humanity has ever faced in its history - the cause of all other problems is our unprocessed trauma because it prevents us from experiencing our aliveness and it desensitizes us to life, to other humans, to our environment so we walk around disconnected, not really feeling that aliveness, the world, ourselves, or each other and what does that lead to? Destruction of the environment, destruction of ourselves, torture, and war. We can point to all of the other characteristics that might spring up out of that but all of these are symptoms and we're trying to put out of the fire but we're not addressing the volcano that's causing the fire." - Will Rezin   Move at the Pace of Nature "We put a lot of our faith into something; whether that may be a drug, an experience, or working with a certain kind of practitioner assuming it will give us the answer we need for the rest of our lives. No. Move at the pace of nature. Life is an ongoing journey of unfolding, rearranging, and growing. There is no place to arrive. There is only a continuous movement of change and if we let go of the idea that something will help us arrive or give us the answer, then it might give us the opportunity to actually change." - Will Rezin   Shaking Off Living Memories of Trauma "We are far more animal than we are psyche. Movement like dancing discharges the extra energy that we are carrying and helps prevent any trauma from happening. Trauma is the lingering of it; it's that living memory. We can prevent any memory from living on by allowing our body what it needs to do instead of inhibiting it. If i stop myself from experiencing an emotion, what happens to that emotion? Emotions are energy in motion but if I stop that process then it becomes stored within. Over time if I suppress feelings of anger constantly, I will become depressed. Depression is anger turned inward. It's an unexpressed and unprocessed survival response." - Will Rezin   Links From Today's Show Enter the Wellness Force $3,000 Holiday Giveaway HERE! Check out our Wellness Force Store Trauma & Somatics Practitioner Certificate - Get bonuses with the code 'WELLNESSFORCE' Awaken Soma Will Rezin Consulting Magic of Being Alive & Finding Support with Will Rezin Alan Watts Paul Chek | All is God Anthony de Mello Jiddu Krishnamurti Jason Silva Anthony de Mello Peter A. Levine, PhD Dr. Stephen Porges 405 Tim Corcoran 137 Dr. Tim Brown Timothy Leary Terence McKenna Hunter S. Thompson The Diary Of A Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley Eckhart Tolle Field Trip Health Dr. Dan Siegel Deb Dana Diane Poole Heller Facing Death with Stephen Jenkinson Somatic Experiencing International Directory: Somatic Experiencing International Trauma-Informed Care Positively Processing Trauma with Special Guest Will Rezin - LIVE Leave Wellness Force a review on iTunes Cured Nutrition – Get 15% off of your order when you visit wellnessforce.com/cured + use the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE' Organifi – Special 20% off to our listeners with the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE' Paleovalley – Save 15% on your ACV Complex with the code ‘JOSH' Drink LMNT – Zero Sugar Hydration: Get your free LMNT Sample Pack, you only cover the cost of shipping Botanic Tonics – Save 40% when you use the code ‘WELLNESS40' Seeking Health - Save 10% with the code 'JOSH' breathwork.io M21 Wellness Guide Wellness Force Community Will Rezin Instagram Facebook   About Will Rezin Will Rezin is a mystic, philosopher, somatic coach & trainer, and trauma integration specialist who guides individuals on the often mystical and winding journey of waking up to their own aliveness. Will integrates 21 years of inner work, esoteric inquiry, and cultural research with 13 years of professional experience in the healing arts. Everything Will does supports his personal mission to end human suffering, and his professional mission to bring trauma-informed care into the mainstream so that it can be available to everyone who needs it, without stigma or exclusion.

The DJ Sessions
SNBRN on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 12/14/21

The DJ Sessions

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 81:35


SNBRN on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 12/14/21 About SNBRN - Kevin Chapman's introduction to dance music was at age 12 when he stumbled upon music from the likes of Fatboy Slim and Moby. In 2008 he got his first copy of the digital production software, Reason, and started producing his own dance music. Slowly but surely, he began to immerse himself in the LA and San Diego club scenes. By 2013, Kevin had completed multiple professional degrees in audio engineering and production. Shortly thereafter the vision for the SNBRN brand emerged and Kevin embarked on a new creative path. Recognizing the increasing popularity of deep house, indie dance, and nu disco Kevin envisioned a brand that combined all the best elements of each sub-genre while remaining instantly accessible. In May of 2014 the SNBRN project was launched with a series of viral covers and remixes. He was quickly met with a series of career milestones including: multiple HypeMachine chart topping releases, garnering tens of millions of plays on SoundCloud and YouTube, and direct support from Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. With official releases on Atlantic, Astralwerks, Spinnin' Records, Ultra, Republic and Sony, the SNBRN brand has rapidly solidified itself as an overnight sensation in the indie dance and house music worlds. The first SNBRN single ‘Raindrops feat. Kerli' was released January 20th on Ultra Records. “Raindrops” has already garnered over 14 million plays on Spotify and well over 2 million on SoundCloud. It also reached #2 on the HypeM Charts, #12 on the iTunes Dance singles chart, and #25 on Billboard's Electronic/Dance Music Chart. SNBRN's official remix of Marvin Gaye's “Sexual Healing” hit #1 on HypeM and quickly climbed into the Top 10 House chart on Beatport. Simultaneously, Chris Lake and Matroda's official remix of SNBRN's single “California” went #2 overall on Beatport. Over the summer of 2015, SNBRN hit the North American festival circuit with performances at the likes of Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo, Firefly, Hangout, Electric Forest, Lightning in a Bottle, CRSSD, Hard, & more In late January 2016, SNBRN released his original “Gangsta Walk” single which features an unreleased acapella from Nate Dogg, the first ever licensed original record since his death.  About The DJ Sessions - With over 2,200 episodes produced over the last eleven years “The DJ Sessions”, a Twitch and Mixcloud “Featured Partner”, has featured international artists such as: BT, Robert Babicz, Camo & Krooked, Amon Tobin, SNBRN, Simon Patterson, Lindsey Stirling, Mako, Morgan Page, Jes, Cut Chemist, Yves Larock, Judge Jules, DubFX, DJs From Mars, Rudosa, Thievery Corporation, Sander Van Dorn, GAWP, Hollaphonic, Kissy Sell Out, Somna, David Morales, Roxanne, JB & Scooba, Massimo Vivona, Moulinx, Futuristic Polar Bears, Many Few, Joe Stone, Reboot, Truncate, Scotty Boy, Jody Wisternoff, Benny Bennasi, Dance Loud, Christopher Lawrence, Oliver Twizt, Ricardo Torres, Alex Harrington, 4 Strings, Sunshine Jones, Elite Force, Revolvr, Kenneth Thomas, Paul Oakenfold, George Acosta, Reid Speed, TyDi, Donald Glaude, Jimbo, Ricardo Torres, Hotel Garuda, Bryn Liedl, Rodg, Kems, Mr. Sam, Steve Aoki, Funtcase, Dirtyloud, Marco Bailey, Thousand Fingers, Dirtmonkey, Crystal Method, Beltek, Dyro, Andy Caldwell, Darin Epsilon, Kyau & Albert, Kutski, Vaski, Moguai, Blackliquid, Sunny Lax, Matt Darey, and many more. In addition to featuring national/international artists “The DJ Sessions” featured hundreds local top DJs from their homebase of Seattle. We have also undergone a massive upgrade in our TDJS studios and to our TDJS Mobile Studio to full HD streaming and HD audio to make the quality of the shows even better than before. Along with that we have launched a new website that now features our current live streams and past episodes in a much more user friendly mobile/social environment. About The DJ Sessions Event Services - TDJSES is a WA State Non-profit charitable organization that's main purpose is to provide music, art, fashion, dance, and entertainment to local and regional communities via events and video production programming distributed through broadcast television and the internet for live and archival viewing. "The DJ Sessions" is a Twitch "Featured Partner" and MixCloud "Featured Partner" series and has been recognized by Apple twice as a "New and Noteworthy" and "Featured Video” podcast. UStream and Livestream have also listed TDJS as a "Featured" stream in their lineups. The TDJS combined live streaming/podcast audience is over 125,000 viewers per week. For all press inquiries regarding “The DJ Sessions”, or to schedule an interview with Darran Bruce, please contact us at info@thedjsessions.com

AP Audio Stories
AP News: Banks slowly reconsider overdraft fees, amid public pressure

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 0:46


All Home Care Matters
Quick Tips: The Holidays and Dementia

All Home Care Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 10:24


The holiday season is here and it can be especially stressful for caregivers. If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, today's Quick Tips episode is specifically geared toward making holidays enjoyable for you and your loved one. We are going to talk about how you can create a safe and calm space for your loved one, how to adapt holiday activities, ways you can celebrate with a loved one in a facility, how you can prepare for visitors, and last but not least, how to make sure you are taking care of yourself this holiday season. Now let's move on to the rest of the show.   Decorating for the holidays can be a fun family activity, but it can also cause added stress to you and your loved one. When decorating with a loved one with dementia, Mayo Clinic recommends that you tone down decorations. Avoid blinking lights or large decorative displays that can cause confusion and avoid decorations that cause clutter or require you to rearrange a familiar room. Don't decorate doors or pathways that your loved one uses regularly. They may get confused if things don't look the same. For example, don't put up an advent calendar on the refrigerator, it may cause your loved one to skip meals.   According to Mayo Clinic, you should also avoid safety hazards like candles and large decorative items. Substitute electric candles for burning candles, but if you do choose to light candles, don't leave them unattended and make sure the lighter and matches are put away. Avoid fragile decorations or decorations that could be mistaken for edible treats, such as artificial fruits. You can still display fragile decorations, but make sure they are out of reach and secured safely. If you have glass ornaments or other decorations, consider replacing them with shatterproof options while your loved one is around.   If you have a tree, secure it to a wall and make sure it doesn't block any part of your loved one's regular path.   Make sure you give your loved one a chance to help with the decorating. Change can be scary for someone with dementia, but they will enjoy spending time with you and the rest of the family and may enjoy finding special family decorations that have been stored away all year. If your loved one is anxious about decorating, make sure you listen to what they're telling you and maybe choose to decorate when they are not in the room.   Decorating may make your loved one upset, but know that if decorating your home is an important tradition to your family, you shouldn't stop doing it altogether. You can work with your family to modify traditions and decorations so that it works for your current situation.   Another way to make your space calming while decorating is to play your loved one's favorite holiday music, or any music they enjoy while decorating. Mayo Clinic also suggests that you adjust the volume to be relaxing and not distressing.   If your loved one regularly has a hard time adjusting to small changes, try only decorating small sections of your home at a time and only making small changes within those small sections. Slowly making changes around the holidays may help ease your loved one's nerves about the changes happening around them.   Now that we've given you a few tips to create a safe and calm space, let's move on to ways you can adapt holiday activities for your loved one to enjoy.   First, you should make a list of activities you know your loved one enjoys. They may enjoy baking cookies, singing carols, knitting, watching live performances, or looking at Christmas lights. Whatever your loved one may enjoy, make an effort to include a few of those things during the holiday season and plan ahead.   If your loved one enjoys baking, Home Care Assistance recommends that you bake holiday treats. You can be elaborate or keep it simple while baking. You could prepare cookie dough and have it cut and ready for decorations, or if baking the cookies is too much for your loved one or you no longer have time, you can buy premade cookies to frost together.   Weatherly Inn says that the holidays are a time to cherish your older family member's culture and history. Get everyone in the kitchen and bake their favorite holiday treats. One way to make this experience extra special is to use your loved one's recipes. You might need to make some ingredient adjustments, but this can be a great way to encourage his or her memory. If your loved one struggles to remember ingredients or measurements, that's okay. This experience is all about fun, so keep it lighthearted (and search the internet in secret) if they're stumped.   If you normally have a holiday party, consider asking a friend or family member to host instead. Having a large crowd can be overwhelming for your loved one. Keep gatherings small and intimate and watch for signs that your loved one is overwhelmed, like not participating in a conversation. For more information on how to tell when your loved one is overwhelmed, listen to one of our episodes on caring for a loved one with dementia. You can find them on our website, our YouTube channel, or wherever you get your podcasts.   When you do have guests over, Mayo Clinic suggests that you plan a gathering at the best time of day for the person with dementia. You want to keep daily routines in place as much as possible. You should also provide a quiet place for the person with dementia to have time alone or to visit with one person at a time. If you'll be attending a holiday gathering, plan to be brief or be prepared to leave early if necessary and make sure there is a place for your loved one to rest or take a break.   Another activity that your loved one may enjoy is watching holiday movies. According to Weatherly Inn, many families make a tradition of watching their favorite holiday movies together. Try to pick some older films that might spark a pleasant memory for your loved one.   Weatherly Inn's favorite holiday movies for seniors are Holiday Inn and Miracle on 34th Street. Holiday Inn is a popular older Christmas movie starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. It was responsible for making one of the most popular holiday songs in history, "White Christmas." Miracle on 34th Street is another classic your loved one will likely remember. The original Miracle on 34th Street debuted in 1947 and starred Maureen O'Hara and Natalie Wood.   Family movie night is a wonderful holiday tradition that you can even host while social distancing! You can plan a family watch party using Facebook, or using an app like Skype or FaceTime. Socializing through a device may also be easier for your loved one than in person, too, as they may feel less pressure when they are able to be comfortable in their own home and not surrounded by bodies.   Your loved one may also be able to participate in virtual movie nights if they are living in a care facility. It may be harder for your loved one to participate in holiday traditions and activities while in a facility, but they will appreciate being included and the time you are able to spend with them.   According to Mayo Clinic, if your family member lives in a nursing home or other care facility, try celebrating in the most familiar setting. Because a change in environment can cause distress, consider holding a small family celebration at the facility instead of in your home. You may even participate in holiday activities planned for the residents. It doesn't really matter what you do with your loved one, what matters most is that you are there.   More family and friends may want to visit during the holiday season than normal. You should try to minimize visitor traffic as best you can. Arrange for a few family members to drop in on different days, because as we have already talked about, a large group may be overwhelming for your loved one.   Whether your loved one is in living with you or in a facility, people may want to stop in for a visit. Having visitors is something for your loved one to look forward to, but it can also be stressful. In order for your loved one to be prepared for a visit, the visitor must be prepared first.   According to Mayo Clinic, before anyone comes to visit, you should provide them with an update. Let guests know ahead of time about any changes in behavior or memory since their last visit. Providing a recent photo can help people prepare for changes in appearance, as well.   It may be helpful for visitors if you offer communication tips for your loved one. You can suggest ways for guests to listen patiently, such as not criticizing repeated comments, not correcting errors, and not interrupting. Visitors can also listen to our episode on the Dos and Don'ts of Visiting a Loved One with Dementia for more information.   Now that we've given you a few tips and ideas on how to prepare visitors, let's move on to the final part of today's episode, taking care of yourself this holiday season.   The holidays can be a stressful time, even before taking care of your loved one. It is important to take care of yourself during this time and to take time for yourself to enjoy the season. Mayo Clinic recommends that you pick and choose your activities. Focus on the holiday activities and traditions that are most important to you and remember that you can't do it all. You should also set realistic expectations for what you can contribute to family holiday celebrations and delegate tasks to others when possible.   Let family and friends help with cleaning, addressing cards, and shopping for gifts. Most importantly, as we have said already, make time for yourself. Ask a family member or friend to give you a break so that you can enjoy a holiday outing without caregiving responsibilities.   We here at All Home Care Matters wish you a happy holiday and hope that these tips will help you and your loved one enjoy this holiday season.   We want to say thank you for joining us here at All Home Care Matters, All Home Care Matters is here for you and to help families as they navigate these long-term care issues. Please visit us at allhomecarematters.com there is a private secure fillable form where you can give us feedback, show ideas, or if you have questions. Every form is read and responded to. If you know someone who could benefit from this episode, please share it with them.   Remember, you can listen to the show on any of your favorite podcast streaming platforms and watch the show on our YouTube channel and make sure to hit that subscribe button, so you'll never miss an episode. We look forward to seeing you next time on All Home Care Matters, thank you.   Sources: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/caregivers/in-depth/alzheimers/art-20047715   https://homecareassistance.com/blog/7-holiday-activities-loved-one-alzheimers   https://www.weatherlyinn.com/blog/holiday-activities-for-seniors-with-dementia  

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
The Superpower of Mercy

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 4:44


The Incredible Sparkle, superhero and defender of Glimmer City, couldn't tell whether her constant shivering came from the cold or from the raw terror she felt coursing through her body. Behind her, the roof extended mere inches before dropping ten stories to the busy street below. Looking forward frightened her even more. Her nemesis, Dr. Danger, stood smiling wickedly a few feet away. Injured and cornered by the villain, Sparkle tried not to flinch as she stared down the barrel of Dr. Danger's most powerful ion blaster. “You can't win! You'll never match the power I possess. You had the chance to kill me earlier, but you didn't go through with it. Coward! You don't have what it takes. I never back down from a fight, and I always get what I want!” Danger was monologuing? Again? Despite her fear, Sparkle almost rolled her eyes at the predictable speech. She had to think of something, anything she could do to get the upper hand. A word clicked in her mind. Something Danger had said gave her an idea. Would it work? Slowly, Sparkle kneeled down on the roof, staring silently at her opponent. “What on earth are you doing?” Danger's eyes widened and her proud smile faltered. “Blessed are the meek,” Sparkle said in a calm, clear voice, “for they will inherit the earth.” Danger arched her eyebrows but didn't move. “What? What are you talking about?” The villain shifted her eyes from side to side. Sparkle continued, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” “Mercy? Don't expect that from me!” Danger's words sounded confident, but her hand shook as she held her weapon tighter. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God!” Sparkle raised her voice and stood up quickly. Danger jumped at the sudden movement and took a step back, just in time for a giant net to drop from the sky on top of her! As police officers ran toward them and a helicopter landed, Sparkle smiled and delivered a monologue of her own: “You think giving mercy shows weakness, but it actually takes strength. Causing pain to others who have hurt us is the natural response. Killing you would be the easy way to end this. But it takes far more strength to let go of the trigger or to forgive someone who has hurt you. That doesn't come naturally. In that way, mercy is a kind of superpower. The greatest hero this world has ever seen never used violence against people, but instead He saved all of humanity, armed only with grace and forgiveness. Hatred will disappear someday, but love and mercy have the strongest saving power of all!” • Andi Potter • In this allegorical story, Sparkle mentioned the greatest hero this world has ever seen: Jesus. How has Jesus shown mercy to you? • Do you know anyone like Dr. Danger, who never backs down from a fight, who will do anything to get what they want? How can you show mercy to these people? • Do you think the Incredible Sparkle got her name from Philippians 2:15, or some other way? But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV)

Defenders of the Vale
1.107 - I Turn Slowly to Rabijjan

Defenders of the Vale

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 83:33


The battle with Blue continues! Left with an ominous message that only some of the Defenders heard, a new threat looms on the horizon. Our heroes return to Centrevale to analyze this potential catastrophe. Please leave us a rating and review wherever you find podcasts. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @defendersvale or on our website: dotvpodcast.com Thanks for listening and telling your friends about us; we love you!

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio
Matthew 3. Unbelievable mercy to unbelievable sinners: So it begins

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 57:32


Rev. Scott Adle, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School in Collinsville, IL joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study Matthew 3. The work of salvation begins. God begins this kingdom, through a humble prophet John, to begin with turning back in the right direction in repentance. This repentance is needed for all people, including Pharisees and Sadducees, but clearly His forgiveness is for all by faith. Slowly we are able to understand Jesus more fully by His own baptism. He not only submits to our level to receive the baptism we receive, but the Father shows us that He is the Son of God. Not only is He the Son of God, but by His work on the cross, we are considered His child and He is well pleased. “Lord, keep us from the unquenchable fire and keep us with Christ. Lead us to repent and bear the fruit of faith in You. Thank you that by the blood of Christ, we are pleasing in God's sight, now help us to bear fruit by faith in our daily vocations. In Christ, Amen”

Cup Of Nurses
EP 141: 4 Problems in Nursing

Cup Of Nurses

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 36:02


Nursing is the nation's largest healthcare profession, with over 4 million registered nurses nationwide. Yet it feels like nurses have no voice, no say in what goes on in healthcare. The struggles nurses face seem to be a nationwide occurrence. Nurses are plagued with the same revolving problems nationwide. Management in nursing seems to be driven by politics, the idea of healthcare is centered around patient care it looks more as if hospitals are centered around money. Slowly nursing and healthcare are becoming more of a business. Patient ratios, nurse retention and recruitment, burnout, and patient satisfaction are the current nationwide issues that nurse managers are facing. Holiday Sale  25% off Sitewide  Save on all online courses, workshops, books, and more. Sale ends 1/9/2021 Use Code: HolidaySale21   Bitly link to Next Level Leadership (https://bit.ly/2XO4x0y) Cup of Nurses: https://fanlink.to/CONsite Frontline Warriors: https://fanlink.to/FWsite Apple https://fanlink.to/Applepodcast Spotify https://fanlink.to/Spotifypodcast Cup of Nurses Store https://fanlink.to/CONshop Frontline Warriors store https://fanlink.to/FWshop Interested in Travel Nursing? https://fanlink.to/TravelNurseNow Free Travel Nursing Guide https://fanlink.to/Travelnursingchecklist Nclex Guide https://fanlink.to/NCLEXguide Cup of Nurses FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/cupofnurses Frontline Warriors FB group https://fanlink.to/FWFBgroup   0:00 Introduction 0:49 Sponsor Ads 2:34 Episode Introduction 2:58 Issues in Nursing We are Facing 6:48 Patient Ratios 11:17 Nurse Retention and Recruitment 20:00 Burnout 20:24 Stressful Work Environment 23:16 Too Much Overtime 27:24 Patient Satisfaction 28:02 Topics covered in HCAHPS Survey

Swamp247: A Florida Gators football podcast
UF loses some top commits, Napier's staff slowly taking shape

Swamp247: A Florida Gators football podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 33:17


Florida lost commitments from quarterback Nick Evers and wide receiver Chandler Smith on Tuesday, bringing the 2022 recruiting class down to the middle of the FBS in the national rankings. Swamp247 recruiting guru Blake Alderman discusses the recruiting approach since new coach Billy Napier took over. In the second half of the show, Thomas Goldkamp discusses some of the recent staff hires by Napier and what a timeline for filling out some of the rest of the staff may look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Illumination Podcast with Nick and Kisma
EP 232: The Key to Happy Healthy Relationships

Illumination Podcast with Nick and Kisma

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 28:52


Love songs are beautiful. And terribly dysfunctional… Look, we love a great love song (or RomCom for that matter) as much as anyone. But the truth is that the beliefs and ideas deeply embedded in our culture around love and relationships create massive stress in relationships. When it comes to having happy and healthy relationships, it's not always so simple… One person goes through a tough time, and pulls the other into it. (We're in this together, right?) Toxicity creeps in. Slowly our energy is drained. Managing your energy in relationships is critical to stay out of these destructive patterns, but it can seem counterintuitive because of the beliefs we've picked up along the way about love and relationships. There's one technique we teach that changes the game (you can learn it here) and there is one question that we ALWAYS get… This episode sets the record straight with fresh insight and powerful tools to allow more love and create more freedom in all of your relationships. Peace! Nick & Kisma P.S. You can find Nick's energy training at   

The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens
Episode 179: Practical Tips For Slowly Reducing Sugar and Junk Food From Your Family's Diet

The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 49:15


My guest this week is Dr. Natasha Beck In this episode, Dr. Beck and I discuss some of the biggest offenders in terms of nutrition, food for kids, and how it impacts their brain function. As we are coming out of the pandemic, let's take an honest look at our family's physical and mental health–what simple changes can we implement to feel and perform at our best?  We start with the basics on how to realistically improve nutrition and lifestyle, including non-toxic living, so that every family is empowered to make healthy decisions.  About Dr. Beck: Dr. Natasha Beck is a parenting expert and founder of Dr. Organic Mommy, an online resource focused on pregnancy, parenting, and non-toxic living. She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Pediatric Neuro-psychology, and a Master's in Public Health specializing in Child and Family Health. She's also certified in leadership education and neurodevelopmental disabilities from Children's Hospital Los Angeles. From how to handle tantrums to mealtime difficulties to helping families live healthier lives, Dr. Organic Mommy aims to help every family make healthy decisions, drawing on her experience as a mom and a parenting expert. Her parenting expertise combines the use of Waldorf, Montessori, and RIE philosophies, all of which we have covered at various times on the show, tied into cognitive-behavioral and play therapy. When she's not working on Dr. Organic Mommy, Natasha is busy raising her three children, and she's got another, a fourth on the way, and her two fur babies with her husband, and serves on the board of various organizations.   Episode Timestamps: Episode Intro … 00:00:30 Introduction to Dr. Beck … 00:01:12 Dr. Beck's Background—ADHD and Effects of Diet … 00:02:48 Biggest Knowledge Gaps on Food & Lifestyle … 00:05:23 2 Biggest Offenders in “Kids Food” … 00:07:28 Chronic Health Issues Associated with Sugars and Overconsumption … 12:47 Practical Ways to Reduce Sugar … 00:16:38 Taking Baby Steps to Decrease Sugar … 00:22:33 Best Kid-Friendly Snacks to Have On-Hand … 27:20 Should You Avoid Juice? … 00:31:19 Snacks are the Easiest to Transition to Start With … 00:36:45 Preservatives, Dyes, and Chemicals Hiding In Our Food … 00:38:58 Food Additives on the Gut, Oral, Brain, and Overall Health … 00:43:32 Social Toxins Can be Worse than Chemical Ones … 00:45:35 Episode Wrap up & Resources … 00:47:00   Connect with Dr. Nicole Beurkens: Instagram Facebook Drbeurkens.com

The Think Marketing Podcast
106: How to Keep Going When Your Channel is Growing Slowly

The Think Marketing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 25:53


In this episode, Sean & Heather chat about how to keep going when your channel is growing slowly *** Learn how to get your first (or next!) 1,000 subscribers on YouTube!

Bankless
Decentralized Ethereum 2.0 Staking with Rocket Pool | Darren Langley & Dave Rugendyke

Bankless

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 101:06


Rocket Pool is live on mainnet! Slowly rolling out its staking pools, Rocket Pool is opening up its decentralized ETH staking product to the world. Core team members Darren Langley and Dave Rugendyke join to talk about the past, present, and future of the protocol. Rocket Pool allows ETH holders to stake without needing to run a full node, which requires hardware, maintenance, and 32 ETH. Abstracting away those requirements helps to decentralize Ethereum's Proof-of-Stake, which is expected to arrive with the merge in the first half of 2022. ------

The John Batchelor Show
S4 Ep1824: Arming Ukraine slowly. Gregory Copley , @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 11:52


Photo:  Artwork: "Anti-aircraft Gun at Charkov" Artist: W. Traeger Arming Ukraine slowly.  Gregory Copley , @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ce16d750-4c59-11ec-9bc6-5abf98655bc4?shareToken=d03235144cbcef78d513ca020b778b5e Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.