This week, Ash talks with Dr. Kate Balestrieri, a licensed psychologist and sex therapist and the founder of Modern Intimacy, here to talk all about keeping the spark alive in your relationship and sex life. Dr. Kate and Ash discuss navigating sexual discrepancies in desires and the type of intimacy you desire. They also dive into tools to build more chemistry and connection, cultivate passion, and transition from work mode into a sensual space. In This Episode, You'll Learn: Navigation of sexual discrepancy in a relationship. The difference between male and female arousal and desire patterns. How to get the spark back in your relationship and life and cultivate passion. Insight on nonmonogamy versus fear of commitment. Connect with Dr. Kate Balestrieri https://www.modernintimacy.com/ https://www.instagram.com/drkatebalestrieri/ Connect with Ash: https://www.instagram.com/ashleystahl/ Take a FREE Quiz to Discover Your Most Authentic Career Path: https://www.ashleystahl.com/freequiz/ If you are committed to creating wealth, health, happiness, and massive impact in all areas of your life, listen to The Kelly Roach show - link.chtbl.com/thekellyroachshow
Featuring: Michael “Boston” Hannon and Paul “Moonpir” Smith Running Time: 11:44 Music by MusiM: Homepage | Bandcamp Livestream Archive: YouTube This week on TVGP's We Roguelike It, we dive into the dungeons for another week of Mana Spark! Explore with us as we fight another giant eyeball, try to figure out how to damage the second boss, free a knight, fight alongside a dog, and so much more! Become a patron of TVGP for just a few dollars a month at E1M1's Patreon Page! Get *two weeks* early access to this show (among other shows), show notes, uncensored outtakes, and more for just $5/month!
From 'Inside Black & Gold' (subscribe here): The New Orleans Saints fall to 5-6, and a lot went wrong on the way there. Jeff Nowak and Steve Geller dive into what all went wrong in another frustrating Saints loss, starting with a Derek Carr offense that just finds new ways to be disappointing in the same way. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Anna Perez, the host of Wrongthink, is back with Stew to detail her eyewitness account of the treason being committed by the National Guard at the United States southern border. Get free access to Mark DeVries' “Speciesism: The Movie” until January 31, 2024 by using the promocode “stewpeters” at checkout. http://watch.speciesismthemovie.com/ Jim Ferguson is back with Stew to talk about how the immigration crisis in Ireland exposes how globalism and nationalism are totally incompatible. J6er Luke Coffee is here to talk about why only a fraction of the 44 thousand hours of J6 footage has been released. Watch this new show NOW at Stewpeters.com! Keep The Stew Peters Show FREE and ON THE AIR! SUPPORT THE SPONSORS Below! Protect your retirement and wealth, get up to $10k in FREE SILVER using this link: https://goldco.com/stew Stew Peters has carefully crafted his own line of supplements, PURGE your Body of The Invaders! Go To https://purgesuddenly.com High Quality Prepper Food, Now in $100 Buckets! Go to Https://heavensharvest.com use Promocode STEW This 60 second ‘candy chew hack” can fix your prostate problems: https://flowforcemax.com/stew NO FILTERS: Clean up your AIR with these high quality air filtration systems, and protect yourself from shedding: https://thetriadaer.com/ Promocode STEW Studies show that ESS60 in Olive oil has led to a 90% EXTENSION in life. Go To https://myvitalc.com/stew Gun Holsters, BIG SALE! Just go to https://www.vnsh.com/stew and get $50 OFF! Get Healthy Nutrients with https://fieldofgreens.com Use Promocode STEW Control your blood sugar with BloodSugar Breakthrough This holiday Season: Https://bioptimizers.com/sp Improve your digestion, stress, and health with Mag Breakthrough: https://bioptimizers.com/stewpeters TAXATION IS THEFT! Before You Pay your Taxes, Consult Peymon at https://Freedomlawschool.org
Recorded Live at AAPEX 2023, Service Award Winners Roy Foster, Michael Miller, and Greg Damon discuss their experiences in the automotive industry, the importance of continuous learning, and the benefits of mentorship programs. The conversation also touches on the challenges facing the industry and the importance of community involvement, training, and changing consumer perceptions. Roy Foster, Roy Foster's Automotive, Reno, NV. Roy's previous episode HERE Greg Damon, Spark's Tire and Auto, St. Charles, MO. Michael Miller, CarMax, Las Vegas, NV. Show Notes Watch Full Video AAPEX 2023 Shop Owner of the Year (00:00:01) Roy Foster's background, including his family's business legacy and involvement in industry organizations. AAPEX 2023 Technician of the Year (00:00:57) Michael Miller's experience and certifications, as well as his friendship with previous Technician of the Year, Matt. AAPEX 2023 Service Advisor of the Year (00:04:37) Greg Damon discusses his shop's involvement in the community, including an exhibit at a kids' discovery museum, and the focus on training and changing the perception of the industry. The importance of apprenticeship programs (00:12:00) Discussion about the success of the NAPA apprentice program and the commitment to investing in young people, including the Roy's sons being apprentices and the need for more young people in the automotive industry. The importance of continuous learning (00:17:25) Discussion on the importance of staying humble, continuously learning, and seeking knowledge from others in the industry. The value of training and networking (00:18:22) Emphasizing the need for shop owners to invest in their employees' training, provide resources, and encourage networking within the industry. Quality control, communication, and value in automotive repair (00:20:17) Exploration of the importance of effective communication between service writers and technicians, quality control measures, and providing value to customers through clear diagnosis and explanation of services. The mentoring program (00:24:49) Discussion about the benefits of having a mentoring program in the shop, with a mentor guiding and teaching a new technician. Increasing sales volume through mentoring (00:25:54) Exploring how having a mentoring program can increase sales volume and profitability for shop owners. Changing the perception of the industry (00:28:02) Highlighting the need to change the perception of the automotive industry as a high-tech, clean environment with opportunities for growth and advancement. The recognition of the industry's high-tech profession (00:32:41) The professionalism and high-tech nature of the automotive industry. The importance of teamwork in the automotive industry (00:33:01) The importance of having a great team of technicians and owners to succeed in the industry. Thanks to our Partner, NAPA Auto Care Learn more about NAPA Auto Care and the benefits of being part of the NAPA family by visiting https://www.napaonline.com/en/auto-care Connect with the Podcast: -Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RemarkableResultsRadioPodcast/ -Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmcapriotto/ -Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/remarkableresultsradiopodcast/ -Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RResultsBiz -Join our Insider List:
Melanie Domen is a parenting coach with a true passion for the development of children and how we, as parents, can raise responsible, considerate, loving children we (and others) enjoy being around. Melanie is an independent facilitator of the Parenting the Love and Logic® Way Curriculum. She also speaks to churches and groups, helping parents build strong relationships with their children, while establishing healthy boundaries, communication, and connection. She believes that the relationship between the Parent and Child is one of the single most important relationships we have in our lifetime and her goal is to strengthen that relationship using tools from Love and Logic and strategies she has picked up along the journey of her own parenthood. Key Topics: - What is perfectly imperfect parenting? - How to parent your own way - How to increase quality time with kids at any stage and season - The five minute rule for connection - The echo method for handling conflict - The nine minutes that are the most important to your child's day - More tips from Melanie every parent needs! Download “What to Say Instead of How Was Your Day” at Melaniedomen.com Sponsor: head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code SPARK to save up to 39% off or up to $300 on an air purifier.
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On this episode of "Level Up Success" talk with Alex Spark, he will discuss with us is how to rebuild and restore and empower our community on financials literacy. On part two of this episode will discuss how to verified if your credit score is accurate. Alex also will discuss how so many people got affected by things some of the biggest bank did behind the scene. We also are going to talk about the different of having good debt and bad debt. Our special guest Yovi the car girl will discuss with us the importance of credit history and not credit score. Neth will discuss about a momment in the past where he did not fell good about the direction he was going with his life Link to Alex Spark https://linktr.ee/Alex_Sparks https://www.youtube.com/@ExcellentFinances
Our teacher today is Jeff Marrazzo, Co-Founder and former CEO of Spark Therapeutics. Under Jeff's leadership, this biotech company was the very first in history to receive FDA approval for a gene therapy. Spark has helped to ignite and expand the art of what's possible and how we will seek to treat and potentially cure hundreds of genetic conditions over the coming decades. Jeff provides us with an insider's overview of the biotechnology industry and shares the full story of Spark, from its humble origins in the labs of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia all the way through to its nearly $5 billion acquisition by Roche. I hope you enjoy our class with the inspiring Jeff Marrazzo. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Summus. Summus is a revolutionary health benefits solution, driving superior employee engagement while dramatically lowering your company's enterprise-level healthcare spend. They're completely transforming the world of health benefits by providing employers and their employees in any location, fast access to over 5,100 of the top medical specialists from America's very best medical centers for support across all health questions. If you're looking for a benefit that drives your employee engagement, truly takes care of your people in their most scary and vulnerable times, all while improving your healthcare ROI, visit GoSummus.info/AOI. This episode is brought to you by Hunt Club. Hunt Club unlocks relationships and helps companies grow. Whether it's recruiting your next hire, landing your next big partner, or financing your business, a trusted introduction always works more effectively. Hunt Club's tech-enabled search model leverages the largest community of its kind to refer amazing talent on your behalf. Additionally, its software program, Atlas, helps organize the entire network of a company or fund and assists in streamlining the right introductions. If you're looking for the ideal solution for all of your talent needs, visit HuntClub.com/AOI. ----- Art of Investing is a property of Pine Grove Studios in collaboration with Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Art of Investing, visit staygrovey.com. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @ArtofInvest | @Buhrman_Rick | @PaulBuser | @JoinColossus Show Notes (00:06:20) - [First question] - Witnessing the impact of aiding others (00:10:45) - The genesis of the vision for Spark Theraputics (00:15:11) - Securing FDA approval (00:20:22) - Navigating the venture capital landscape (00:27:26) - Confronting periods of doubt (00:33:21) - The significance of gene therapy in the US (00:38:40) - Drawing inspiration for interdisciplinary collaboration (00:43:58) - Guidance for youth seeking to capitalize on opportunities (00:50:20) - Anticipating advancements in life sciences and healthcare (00:54:34) - The role of AI in advancing gene therapy (00:58:38) - Ways to engage with biotechnology (01:04:55) - Simplifying the complexities of biotechnology investment
Summary Building a data platform that is enjoyable and accessible for all of its end users is a substantial challenge. One of the core complexities that needs to be addressed is the fractal set of integrations that need to be managed across the individual components. In this episode Tobias Macey shares his thoughts on the challenges that he is facing as he prepares to build the next set of architectural layers for his data platform to enable a larger audience to start accessing the data being managed by his team. Announcements Hello and welcome to the Data Engineering Podcast, the show about modern data management Introducing RudderStack Profiles. RudderStack Profiles takes the SaaS guesswork and SQL grunt work out of building complete customer profiles so you can quickly ship actionable, enriched data to every downstream team. You specify the customer traits, then Profiles runs the joins and computations for you to create complete customer profiles. Get all of the details and try the new product today at dataengineeringpodcast.com/rudderstack (https://www.dataengineeringpodcast.com/rudderstack) You shouldn't have to throw away the database to build with fast-changing data. You should be able to keep the familiarity of SQL and the proven architecture of cloud warehouses, but swap the decades-old batch computation model for an efficient incremental engine to get complex queries that are always up-to-date. With Materialize, you can! It's the only true SQL streaming database built from the ground up to meet the needs of modern data products. Whether it's real-time dashboarding and analytics, personalization and segmentation or automation and alerting, Materialize gives you the ability to work with fresh, correct, and scalable results — all in a familiar SQL interface. Go to dataengineeringpodcast.com/materialize (https://www.dataengineeringpodcast.com/materialize) today to get 2 weeks free! Developing event-driven pipelines is going to be a lot easier - Meet Functions! Memphis functions enable developers and data engineers to build an organizational toolbox of functions to process, transform, and enrich ingested events “on the fly” in a serverless manner using AWS Lambda syntax, without boilerplate, orchestration, error handling, and infrastructure in almost any language, including Go, Python, JS, .NET, Java, SQL, and more. Go to dataengineeringpodcast.com/memphis (https://www.dataengineeringpodcast.com/memphis) today to get started! Data lakes are notoriously complex. For data engineers who battle to build and scale high quality data workflows on the data lake, Starburst powers petabyte-scale SQL analytics fast, at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods, so that you can meet all your data needs ranging from AI to data applications to complete analytics. Trusted by teams of all sizes, including Comcast and Doordash, Starburst is a data lake analytics platform that delivers the adaptability and flexibility a lakehouse ecosystem promises. And Starburst does all of this on an open architecture with first-class support for Apache Iceberg, Delta Lake and Hudi, so you always maintain ownership of your data. Want to see Starburst in action? Go to dataengineeringpodcast.com/starburst (https://www.dataengineeringpodcast.com/starburst) and get $500 in credits to try Starburst Galaxy today, the easiest and fastest way to get started using Trino. Your host is Tobias Macey and today I'll be sharing an update on my own journey of building a data platform, with a particular focus on the challenges of tool integration and maintaining a single source of truth Interview Introduction How did you get involved in the area of data management? data sharing weight of history existing integrations with dbt switching cost for e.g. SQLMesh de facto standard of Airflow Single source of truth permissions management across application layers Database engine Storage layer in a lakehouse Presentation/access layer (BI) Data flows dbt -> table level lineage orchestration engine -> pipeline flows task based vs. asset based Metadata platform as the logical place for horizontal view Contact Info LinkedIn (https://linkedin.com/in/tmacey) Website (https://www.dataengineeringpodcast.com) Parting Question From your perspective, what is the biggest gap in the tooling or technology for data management today? Closing Announcements Thank you for listening! 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Welcome to Off Your Flosser Podcast Episode 209 with Carlos and Sandy Lee! Get ready for a ride through the world of 3nm chips, nosy neighbors, and Halloween hijinks. We're buzzing about AI, drones, Spark Clear Aligners, and tackling jaw issues—all served with a side of laughter. Plus, don't miss our heartfelt GoFundMe for a friend's brain surgery (here's the link) https://gofund.me/576ca608 Thanks so much for tuning in, and remember to go floss yourselves! Love Carlos and Sandy Lee Go Fund Me for a friend/coworker that had brain surgery. https://gofund.me/576ca608 https://offyourflosser.libsyn.com Emotional Intelligence with Carlos, https://www.carlosrdh.com Thru The Lens Event Photography https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090129523346 **DENTAL PROFESSIONALS ONLY** Use this link, Ambassador info: https://mailchi.mp/theautoflosser/oyf Join Our Facebook Page Here: https://www.facebook.com/offyourflosserpodcast Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTlSaKUhUITjRztbl8t-_qw For More OYF Info,Booking Information and Sponsorship Opportunities https://www.offyourflosser.com
The boys are back with our Week 12 NFL Picks where we Pick every game this weekend. We start with the Recap to Thanksgiving & Black Friday Games & Breakdown what we saw from the teams. After we Pick all the games from the slate the boys give out 2 locks & a Dog they like this weekend. Paul gives out his Bets that he's hammering this weekend. As always Pour up, Spark up & Enjoy.
CONTENT WARNING: Depictions of childhood terror, loss and grief, existential dread, character deception and betrayal, violence, blood and gore, and screams 02072020: In the quiet between revelation and discovery, the shadows of a shapeshifter's past lives begin to resurface. Starring Mike Kennedy as Edgar Morrison, Ezra J. Wayne as Ned Leroux, Greg Vinciguerra as Scout, Chris Collmus as Father, Van Winkle as Sam Bailey, Virginia Spotts as Kate Sheridan, and Sam Taylor as Ren Park, with original music by Jesse Haugen. Written and produced by Virginia Spotts, with dialogue editing and sound design by Van Winkle. This episode was made possible by our supporters at Patreon.com/homesteadcorner, ko-fi.com/homesteadcorner, and our backers on Seed&Spark. For more information, additional content, and episode transcript, visit homesteadonthecorner.com/tst083 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we are revisiting another great conversation, continuing our Love and Relationships series.Listen in as Michaela Boehm and I continue to discuss one of my absolute favorite topics: relationships. Michaela has given Slo Mo one of my favorite takes yet on the perpetually interesting and controversial topic of human sexuality and intimacy. (See my interviews with Dr. Robert Glover, Alain de Botton, and Kasia Urbaniak for some other fascinating takes). Michaela travels and teaches internationally as an expert in intimacy, relationship and sexuality. Her unique body of work centers around the intersection of intimacy and embodiment. With over 30,000 hours of in-person counseling, clinical experience in trauma and addiction and innovative somatic approach, her work with celebrities (Will Smith, Gwyneth Paltrow, etc.) has been featured in international print publications, TV programs and online talk shows. Most recently her approach has been featured on the Netflix Series [UN] WELL, which is how I first saw her and decided I had to reach out. Michaela is the creator of The Non-Linear Movement Method, and her book The Wild Woman's Way was published in 2018.Listen as we discuss:What is intimacy?The meaning of embodiment, the ability to hear and feel the messages of the bodyHow intimacy with yourself is the fundamental step before intimacy with othersIs it normal to lose the spark in your relationship? Yes, and here's why.Caution: Attend to the issues in a relationship before it's too late. They're fixable.Erotic friction vs. Relationship , the clash between familiarity and newnessA relationship problem is when you're not agreeing, not alignedAn attraction problem is the result of too much familiarity, too aligned."I married my best friend, but we no longer have sex."The biological, emotional, and spiritual layers of human relationships.How to rekindle the spark and introduce variety into your relationship.Do women really like men in uniforms? (And why?)The importance of being honest about the compromises you make in a relationship.Learn new sexual skills! Sex-Life BalanceConnect with Michaela Boehm on Instagram @micboehm77, on Facebook @boehm.michaela, and her website, michaelaboehm.comYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
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Little Spark of Life is a newly published children's book written by Courtney Siebring which sheds light for young children on the beautiful journey of pre-natal development while also sharing the profound message of our identity as image bearers.In today's episode, host Cam is joined by Courtney Siebring, author of the newly released children's book "Little Spark of Life", to talk all things children's literature, including her writing process, illustrations, and the early response to this beautiful pro-life resource for families and children.To find out more about the book, go to: https://littlesparkoflifebook.com/To find out more about Courtney and her work, go to: https://www.siebringcreative.com/To enter the draw for a copy of the book sign up for the PLG podcast newsletter at: www.prolifeguys.comSubscribe to the PLG podcast YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/@TheProLifeGuysPodcast
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#150. On today's episode Caro is in her home studio with Kela Rose, fellow podcaster and friend. They dive into the topic of getting re-inspired, internal motivation and how to reignite your spark. Let's dive in and get growing! Timestamps: 0:00 - 2:09 - Intro and Kela's birth chart 2:09 - 7:17 - The themes on their 2023 inner growth journeys 7:17 - 17:12 - Internal motivation 17:12 - 26:47 - How did she find her spark again 26:47 - 38:35 - The key to reignite your spark and internal motivation 38:35 - 43:09 - Being in a flow state 43:09 - 45:50 - How to activate your confidence and inner power 45:50 - 49:01 - Rapid fire q's + outro Inner Growth Resources: Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@innergrowthpodcast/videos 1:1 Inner Growth Coaching with Carolina: https://www.innergrowthcollective.com/1-1-coaching Follow our IG at @innergrowth.co for updates! Free resources at: stan.store/innergrowth Inner Growth™ website: innergrowthcollective.com Carolina's IG: https://www.instagram.com/thecarolinalifestyle/ Carolina's TT: https://www.tiktok.com/@thecarolinalifestyle/ Carolina's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChIX_832DCEWUXXzlC-JmGw SUPPORT THE SHOW: If you enjoyed this episode, you can send it to a friend, DM me to chat @innergrowth.co @thecarolinalifestyle or comment below in the podcast Q&A section! You can also head over to Apple and leave a written review, or to the top of Spotify and leave a lil rating -- I adore hearing from you guys! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gagner son premier million est une étape importante dans la vie d'un entrepreneur.Et chacun pourra y arriver à son propre rythme, suivant ses propres objectifs.Néanmoins, pour atteindre le million le plus rapidement et le plus efficacement possible, il y a quelques techniques à connaître pour bien débuter son aventure.Franck va donc vous dévoiler comment effectuer au mieux ses premier pas dans cette course au million.
Have you been struggling with a nagging injury that left you depressed, defeated, and you thought you would have to defer the one time you got selected for the race of your dreams? That is what Mary thought when she got selected for the New York City marathon lottery after she suffered a hamstring injury. If you have had upper hamstring pain that has limited the one form of exercise that provides you stress relief from your busy family and work life, then you need to hear Mary's story. In this episode, Mary details her journey in how she went from being depressed after she made the difficult decision to cancel running the Detroit Free Press marathon a day before the race because her pain was so bad that she could barely walk to finding the exact steps to safely get back to running and crushing her marathon debut in New York! I have had the pleasure to witness Mary's transformation firsthand as her running physical therapist and coach through our Spark Healthy Runner signature coaching program and Mary (like so many of the clients I am grateful for having the opportunity to work with) is exactly why I am passionate about what I do today. If you are currently battling an injury that has forced you to stop running, it is my hope that this provides you some inspiration and that it is possible to overcome this and get back to doing the thing you love! I know it is scary…I know you feel defeated…if you are like Mary then you probably already have tried stopping running for a period of time, went to rehab, tried dry needling, heck you may have even hired a run coach…but the pain always seem to come back or you can't get back to what you were doing before your injury. These fears and obstacles can be overcome, and Mary is just one of our Spark winners from our Healthy Runner Coaching Program who has accomplished some amazing things with their running and health and these tips will help you if you are struggling with a similar issue. Links and Resources from the show: - Listen to the Girl Problems: Your Guide to Pelvic Health on Apple - Listen to Girl Problems: Your Guide to Pelvic Health on Spotify - Download my free Return to Run Program E-book - Listen to my previous episode on overcoming hamstring pain in runners Want the structured strength and run plan with motivation and accountability to reach your highest running potential? Book a call and learn more about Healthy Runner coaching here! Want Dr. Duane to answer your question on the podcast? Submit questions here **Winter Strong Body Transformation Program is Open for Enrollment!** Spark off your winter running with a 4 month strong body transformation! 1:1 individualized Healthy Runner Coaching to grow a stronger, injury free running body so you can get in those stress relieving runs all winter long! Apply for limited enrollment here! Connect with Dr. Duane - Instagram - @sparkhealthyrunner - Join Our Healthy Runner Facebook Community - Subscribe to our YouTube Channel - email@example.com - www.sparkhealthyrunner.com Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Play iHeartRadio Amazon Music Website
Have you ever thought to yourself… "Who will motivate me if I don't?" Many of us feel we can't motivate ourselves. But what if the key to getting motivated is understanding why self-motivation feels like a chore? BOOK A CALL WITH PERRY: http://talktoperry.com or TEXT PERRY at (208) 400-5095 JOIN MY FREE COMMUNITY: http://upsidedownfit.com RESOURCES: Daily Success Habits - Grab Your Free Copy! My Favorite Pre-Workout for Energy Best Home Workouts WOW! You made it all the way down here! Now I am impressed! I don't know many who do! You absolutely rock my friend!
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Welcome to the Paint The Medical Picture Podcast, created and hosted by Sonal Patel, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICD-10-CM. Thanks to all of you for making this a Top 15 Podcast for 2 Years: https://blog.feedspot.com/medical_billing_and_coding_podcasts/ I'd love your continued support of this content-rich, value-add podcast to help you succeed in the business of medicine: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sonal-patel5/support Sonal's 10th Season starts up and Episode 12 features a Newsworthy update on oncology navigation services. Trusty Tip features Sonal's compliance recommendations from Appendix S in the 2024 CPT® Coding Manual. Spark inspires us all to reflect on perseverance based on the inspirational words of Scott Hamilton. Thanks to Utilization Management University: Website: https://www.utilizationmanagementuniversity.com/ Paint The Medical Picture Podcast now on: Spotify for Podcasters: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sonal-patel5 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6hcJAHHrqNLo9UmKtqRP3X Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/paint-the-medical-picture-podcast/id1530442177 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zMGYyMmZiYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/bc6146d7-3d30-4b73-ae7f-d77d6046fe6a/paint-the-medical-picture-podcast Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/paint-the-medical-picture-podcast Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/tcwfkshx Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/paint-the-medical-picture-podcast-WRZvAw Find Paint The Medical Picture Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzNUxmYdIU_U8I5hP91Kk7A Find Sonal on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonapate/ And checkout the website: https://paintthemedicalpicturepodcast.com/ If you'd like to be a sponsor of the Paint The Medical Picture Podcast series, please contact Sonal directly for pricing: PaintTheMedicalPicturePodcast@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sonal-patel5/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sonal-patel5/support
In today's episode I'm sharing with you one big realization I had about what had to happen if I really wanted to change my life. As I've been speaking on more and more stages and to more communities, one statement in particular keeps sticking with people. I was able to completely change how my life looks and feels by getting radically honest with myself in order to do this key thing. My hope is this pep talk is the SPARK you need today to start making moves! Can't wait to hear your thoughts after you listen!!Next Level You Live 2024 - click here to get the details & join the waitlist!Check out all the ways we can work together! https://www.jennaklopfenstein.com/Send me a DM on Instagram! @jenna.klopfenstein
We've ALL experienced seasons where we just feel... MEH. We're going through the motions, checking the boxes, but we KNOW we are capable of and deserve so much more. This interview with Bea Vasic (aka @theguidedword) is the crash course for stepping into your power and reclaiming your authenticity so you can feel that SPARK in your life again.FOLLOW BEA: https://www.instagram.com/theguidedword/FOLLOW MARIE: https://www.instagram.com/marieewold/SHOP THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE: mariewold.com/blackfriday
Featuring: Michael “Boston” Hannon and Paul “Moonpir” Smith Running Time: 10:31 Music by MusiM: Homepage | Bandcamp Livestream Archive: YouTube This week on TVGP's We Roguelike It we start a brand new game: Mana Spark! Delve the dungeons with us as we discover our new friends in the camp, struggle with a giant eyeball, miss most of our shots, and much more. And what's the deal with those secret rooms? You can see those too, right? Become a patron of TVGP for just a few dollars a month at E1M1's Patreon Page! Get *two weeks* early access to this show (among other shows), show notes, uncensored outtakes, and more for just $5/month!
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Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker sparked a debate about married people having club curfews! Plus, Andre 3000's new album left us speechless, the late Whitney Houston goes off on Sharon Osbourne over Bobby Brown, and a woman shares that she was a side chick for 15 years! We're spillin' it all on today's Dish Nation!
Welcome to MCTV's Community Voices Podcast. Sandy O'Keefe presents this episode of The Spark with Junia Doan and Junia's guest, Warren Farrell Part 2. For more information about Midland Community Television or how to make your program, visit us at cityofmidlandmi.gov/mctv or 989-837-3474. The views expressed in this program don't necessarily reflect those of Midland Community Television or the City of Midland.
On this episode of "Level Up Success" talk with Alex Spark, he will discuss with us is how to rebuild and restore and empower our community on financials literacy. Alex we discuss with us why he decided to learn all about building up your credit because an experience he went through's. On part one of this episode we will mostly discuss what is actually an inquiry, also how bank have can check your credit and how many credit agencies work and do. Link to Alex Spark https://linktr.ee/Alex_Sparks https://www.youtube.com/@ExcellentFinances
Welcome to a special Thanksgiving edition of the Crackin Backs Podcast! This week, we're joined by the renowned Dr. Joe Pelino, a chiropractic care specialist with over 30 years of experience in sports medicine and groundbreaking therapeutic techniques. Dive into an enlightening discussion that explores the incredible connection between chiropractic adjustments and cognitive functions.Join us as Dr. Pelino takes us on a journey through the nervous system and the brain. Discover how chiropractic techniques not only alleviate physical discomfort but also potentially influence areas like the amygdala, offering insights into emotional regulation and stress responses. It's a conversation that blends science and holistic well-being in a way that's both insightful and accessible.Dr. Pelino's profound personal and professional transformation, from stepping away from his practice to making a powerful comeback. Learn about his time teaching hockey in Inuit communities, and how these experiences enriched his approach to chiropractic care, teaching valuable lessons in resilience, gratitude, and holistic health.With his unique perspective gained from working with diverse clients including athletes from the NBA, NHL, OHL, and even celebrities, shares how the balance of exercise, nutrition, and self-treatment plays a crucial role in managing stress and enhancing overall well-being.Dr. Pelino's innovative approach to patient care at his state-of-the-art Pelino Athletic Performance Centre, featuring advanced technologies and treatment methods that have revolutionized sports medicine and Chiropracticc care.A Thanksgiving Celebration of Healing and Health In this episode, we blend the spirit of Thanksgiving with a deep appreciation for the body's incredible capacity for healing and balance. Prepare to be inspired and educated as we delve into the science and heart of chiropractic care with Dr. Joe Pelino.Join us on the Crackin Backs Podcast for this not-to-be-missed episode, where we align more than just spines – we align lives with the spirit of Thanksgiving!We are two sports chiropractors, seeking knowledge from some of the best resources in the world of health. From our perspective, health is more than just “Crackin Backs” but a deep dive into physical, mental, and nutritional well-being philosophies. Join us as we talk to some of the greatest minds and discover some of the most incredible gems you can use to maintain a higher level of health. Crackin Backs Podcast
Does stepping down have a gender component to it? Who would know. But you could argue, especially in this day and age, that the resignation of Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, the CEO of Optus, is a very clear sign of the buck stopping at the top. Female leaders are leading the way when it comes to responsibility for their actions, and it comes at the same time we didn't get a resignation from a man. It took a rolling of Hamish McLennan from Australian rugby. Both made horrific errors, both were in charge of catastrophic cock-ups, and both had most of Australia calling for their heads. But only one did the right thing. It's often the case. We are very quick to criticise those at the top. It looks easy being the boss of stuff, you get big money, big power and, most of the time, nothing catastrophic happens. Your success or otherwise is dealt with behind closed doors, by boards who hold you accountable for KPI's and goals and various other bits and pieces that the wider world never really sees, nor cares much about. But in these two exceedingly high-profile cases what is, or should never be forgotten, is the cold, hard truth that you are only one mistake away from calamity. Sport is important to countries like Australia and New Zealand and being able to use your phone and internet is kind of up there as well. No one would have been able to name the head of Optus, the same way most of us don't know who heads Spark, or the chair of the NZ Rugby board. But in Australia you become a household name overnight when you're in charge of the mess. McLennan looked like a prat. He made a captain's call on Eddie Jones, not unlike NZ made a call on Scott Robertson over Ian Foster. That is yet to play out fully. For Eddie, we all know what happened, but someone left behind had to pay for that. McLennan, despite it being his call, didn't want to go so he got rolled, and rightly so, and looks like the miserable sod he is. To Rosmarin's credit she owned it, fronted the Senate committee last week and quit yesterday. She didn't pull the plug or mess up the software, but she ran the company that looked for about 10 hours a week or so back, like a third-world shambles. At the time she didn't front and when she did, she was shocking, the Government bailed her out and the public wanted her gone. She did the right thing The lesson is leadership comes in all shapes and sizes and all forms. You lead on good days and bad. Knowing when to quit and how to act honourably is a skill. Both are gone. But only one did it the right way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week we are talking about the Spanish horror flick Everyone Will Burn. A peaceful village is thrown into chaos as bizarre deaths, a local legend, and a dark prophecy threaten to bring about the end of the world. Spark one up and join us. Follow us online at www.linktr.ee/HighOnHorror
Health Canada recently approved the sale of Zonnic, a nicotine pouch that you pop into your mouth. Even though its maker – Imperial Tobacco Canada – says it's meant to help people quit smoking, anti-smoking advocates are worried that it will actually get young people addicted to nicotine. This is in part because of how Health Canada is regulating it.Carly Weeks is a health reporter with The Globe and Mail and she explains the details around the regulation of this product and why it's not being treated like the last nicotine product that got teens hooked, vaping.Questions? Comments? Ideas? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week's mini-episode is an International Men's Day Special. I talk about men's very real struggles and what we can each do, and what needs to be done at a more societal level. Connect With David - The Authentic Man: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theauthenticman_/ Website: https://www.theauthenticman.net/ For Coaching: email@example.com Newsletter: https://www.theauthenticman.net/home-subscribe Creating the Spark for Men 20th Nov: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creating-the-spark-for-men-tickets-732713384457 Men's Dating Accelerator in Jan&Feb Super Early Bird Price (End November 30th)£150: https://www.theauthenticman.net/store/mens-dating-accelerator
Two of the three NYG wins this season have come against the Commanders. Next the Patriots come to town before the bye week. New York's #2 Sports Show is an Influencer Audio production Music provided by Stephen Dillaro: https://soundcloud.com/stephendillaro
CONTENT WARNING: Depictions of police corruption and gun violence, character betrayal, paranoia, and loud noises. 02052020: As fresh obstacles present themselves at the Oslow site, a new lead spins the investigation in an unexpected direction. Starring Leah Booth as dispatch, Mike Kennedy as Edgar Morrison, Zane Schacht as Seb Jenkins, B. Narr as Drone Control, Josh Beard as Coordination, Athena Lee as Imaging, Mike LeBeau as Security, Dontae Majors as Sensors, Kris Allison as Dana Caldwell, Brandon Jenkins as Transport, Van Winkle as Sam Bailey, Ezra J. Wayne as Ned Leroux, Virginia Spotts as Kate Sheridan, Sam Taylor as Ren Park, and Amitola Lomas as Maria Sol, with original music by Jesse Haugen. Written by Van Winkle and produced by Virginia Spotts, with dialogue editing and sound design by Van Winkle. This episode was made possible by our supporters at Patreon.com/homesteadcorner, ko-fi.com/homesteadcorner, and our backers on Seed&Spark. For more information, additional content, and episode transcript, visit homesteadonthecorner.com/tst082 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The boys are back with their recap of the UFC 295. We breakdown the full card & look back on some of the key moments. We also speak on some current UFC news thats been happening while we've been away such as major Fight Announcements. As always Pour up, Spark up & enjoy.
The boys are back with our Week 11 NFL Picks where we Pick every game this weekend. We start with the Recap to Bengals vs Ravens from this Thursday & Breakdown what we saw from both teams. After we Pick all the games from the slate the boys give out 2 locks & a Dog they like this weekend. Paul gives out his Bets that he's hammering this weekend. As always Pour up, Spark up & Enjoy.
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A chance meeting at a hardware store sparked a beautiful new friendship between a little boy and a woman who both happen to be in wheelchairs. STORY: https://www.wdjx.com/spontaneous-wheelchair-wheelies-leads-to-a-sweet-friendship/
Nikki Lindgren is the Founder and Managing Partner of Pennock, a PPC digital advertising agency specifically for consumer product brands. She has managed hundreds of product sales campaigns online with over twenty million dollars in ad spend per year. Today Nikki is going to share some valuable knowledge for inventors, startups, and small manufacturers on the types of content ads to use on TikTok for selling hardware products, how to use the new TikTok store, best practices in the effectiveness of ads, and the structure of specific content in those ads so that you can sell big. Here are the key takeaways from the episode: TikTok is a platform that can be leveraged TikTok shops in the United States User-generated content is valuable on TikTok Low-fi and less fancy assets actually perform well on TikTok It is easy to start a shop on TikTok for your product Most of the effort is on the creative. How many seconds of someone's TikTok ad are the audience watching Think about remarketing based on how people interacted with your original product TikTok ads. $20 per day is the minimum ad spend on TikTok The bigger players are trying a bunch of different hooks. 4 to 7 different types of assets to try selling, to find out which TikTok ad works best for your hardware product The structure of a good TikTok ad for an invention are the hook, the message, then the offer. Ad rules on TikTok TikTok has a creator platform. Spark ads on organic first, then use the ads to push over to that long organic content. Nikki Lindgren Links: LinkedIn | Pennock The Product Startup Podcast Links: https://www.ProductStartup.com/ Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook Page | Facebook Group | Pinterest | Twitter | YouTube Mako Design Links: https://www.makodesign.com/ YouTube | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter Kevin Mako Links: Instagram | LinkedIn | Quora | Facebook | Twitter Producer: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories.
The Thanksgiving holiday will soon be upon us here in the US, so I've been reflecting on what I'm thankful for. And this year I'm thinking about things that goes beyond my family and good health. In considering this, I've come to realize that I'm especially thankful for the stories of others. That's because I've found that the stories of what other people have experienced often lift me out of myself. Listening to what others have been through, both good and bad, and how those experiences shaped them into the person they are today, have a way of neutralizing the difficulties and concerns I'm experiencing. I've got a story for you today that illustrates this principle. A story that happened to me. I hope as you listen to it you too will be encouraged to listen to the stories of others and experience the benefits in doing so. But before we get into today's episode, here's what this podcast is all about. Welcome to You Were Made for This If you find yourself wanting more from your relationships, you've come to the right place. Here you'll discover practical principles you can use to experience the life-giving relationships you were made for. I'm your host, John Certalic, award-winning author and relationship coach, here to help you find more joy in the relationships God designed for you. To access all past and future episodes, go to the bottom of this page to the yellow "Subscribe" button, then enter your name and email address in the fields above it. The episodes are organized chronologically and are also searchable by topics, categories, and keywords. Thankful for this story that didn't start well My story starts on a late Friday afternoon at the end of the work week. I was still active full-time in my business, but this particular weekend Janet and I were headed to a missionary care conference in Gull Lake, Michigan. When I got home from the office that day I hurriedly loaded up the car with our luggage, anxious to get on the road for the 4½ hour drive to the conference. Getting there required driving through Chicago during rush hour. Lots of bumper-to-bumper and stop-and-go traffic through the city's congested highways. It was nerve-wracking. We finally reached the conference grounds late at night, registered, and got our room key. As I began unloading the car with the clothes we packed I realized I had left half of them at home. Oh great, I thought. We're going to have to wear the same clothes for the entire weekend. Couple that with the late hour, and the nerve-wracking drive through Chicago, my irritability score was off the charts. It didn't get any better the next morning as I didn't get much sleep that night. Lack of sleep. The long drive through Chicago traffic. No change of clothes all contributed to my over-the-moon crabbiness. A not-so-thankful-start to the day The first scheduled event for Saturday morning was breakfast in the dining hall of the conference center. Janet and I grabbed a tray and made it through the line with our breakfast selections and then looked for a place to sit. I was still feeling so irritable that I didn't was to sit with anyone else attending the conference. It wouldn't be fair to them to sit with someone as crabby as I was that morning. So we spotted a few empty tables in the far reaches of the room and headed there to spend a quiet breakfast away from anyone. It wasn't long though, before I spotted an older man slowly heading toward us with his tray of food. “Oh no. Please no,” I thought. He's going to sit with us and we're going to have to eat breakfast together. And we're going to have to talk with him. Yikes! There was no getting around it. There was no place to hide. We were stuck. Thankful for an unusual breakfast companion The elderly man sat down with his tray across the table from me. We exchanged pleasantries, commented on the weather, and then he asked us where we were from. I told him and then following his lead I asked, “How about you? Where are you from?” “I came here from Detroit,” but I was a pastor in Canada for many years. I'm retired now,” he replied. Hmm, I thought. His answer surprised me a bit because in our brief conversation so far I detected an accent in his speech. He sounded European and not like any Canadian I had ever known. We made more small talk and then I asked him, “You seem to have an accent, European I'm guessing. Were you born there?” “Oh, yes,” he said. I was born in Holland and lived there until I was 19 before I moved to Canada,” he replied. Hmm, I thought again. I'm guessing our new breakfast companion was probably in his early 80s, which turned on my mental calculator and prompted me to ask another question based on his age and my knowledge of history. Thankful that one question often leads to another “Were you by any chance living in Holland during World War II? I asked. His eyes lit up, and with a smile, he responded with a simple but spirited, “Yes!” I continued with, “And were you still living there when Germany invaded and took over your country?” “I was,” he said. By this time in our conversation I suddenly realized I'm talking with someone who was an eyewitness to one of the most significant and awful events of the 20th century. I didn't see it in myself at the time, but my mood took a drastic turn for the better. My irritability escaped from my being like a mouse who flees when he sees a cat in the room. It happened that quickly. “What was that like for you, to be living during the occupation?” “The Nazi soldiers were everywhere, patrolling the streets with their rifles slung over their shoulders. It was a very scary and difficult time for all of us.” “Why did you leave Holland when you were 19?” I asked after he finished talking about his wartime experience.” Thankful for the humor found in the stories of others “Oh that's a funny story,” he said, again with a smile on his face. “The Dutch government was concerned about over-population and that the country couldn't handle the increase in population growth they anticipated. So they offered anyone who would move away a sum of money that was equivalent to about $5,000. After the war in 1945-46, that was a large amount of money. So being 19-years-old and looking for adventure, I grabbed the money and moved to Canada. “As it turned out, the population of Holland grew much larger anyway and there hasn't been any problem with the country keeping up with that growth.” “Why did you move to Canada,” I asked. “Why not the U.S.?” “Oh, that was an easy decision,” our elderly Dutchman replied. “When the Allied forces liberated us after the war in 1945, the Canadian soldiers were much friendlier than the Americans. So that's why I moved to Canada.” We all got a good laugh over this part of his story. With that, we finished breakfast and moved to the first session of the conference. I was now completely rejuvenated and thankful for the story of this Dutchman. I don't recall seeing him again the rest of the weekend, but this relational moment we had together over breakfast has stayed with me for many years since. It makes me smile whenever I think of him. Thankful for what we learn from the stories of others My interaction with this World War II-era Dutchman taught me a number of things: All problems are temporary. Even leaving half your clothes at home for a weekend trip Our moods are temporary, too. A good conversation can be a mood-altering experience Asking a simple question to start a conversation is quite powerful Asking a follow-up question is even more powerful. It's the engine that keeps the conversation train rolling down the tracks Being curious about other people has been a source of joy in my life. It's the basis for being a good listener, and a means to deepen relationships. I'm so thankful I majored in history in college and that I still enjoy it. Having a background in history has enriched my life. So what does all this mean for YOU? The next time you're in a bad mood, use your curiosity muscles to listen to someone share one of their life experiences. By drawing them out with follow-up questions it will help lift you out of yourself. It's amazing how that works. Give it a try. Closing In closing, I'd also love to hear any thoughts you have about today's episode. I hope your thinking was stimulated by today's show, to be curious about other people and to be thankful for their stories. For when you do, it will help you experience the joy of relationships God desires for you. Because after all, You Were Made for This. Well, that's it for today. Now don't forget to spread a little relational sunshine around the people you meet this week. Spark some joy for them. And I'll connect with you again next time. Goodbye for now. Other episodes or resources related to today's shows 139: Why Should I Listen to This Podcast? 021: The Most Important Relationship of All 185: Thankful for Curious People 063: Six Reasons Why We're Not More Curious About People 165: Nosey People Weaken Relationships; Curious People Strengthen Them The prior and most recent episode 205: How to Have a Meaningful Conversation All past and future episodes JohnCertalic.com Our Sponsor You Were Made for This is sponsored by Caring for Others, a missionary care ministry. Donate Please consider making a donation to help cover the costs associated with this podcast and the other services we provide missionaries around the world. You can make a tax-deductible contribution to Caring for Others when you click here. You can also make a contribution by clicking on the yellow "Donate" box in the upper right corner at the top of the first page.
(00:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the hour with Celtics Head Coach Joe Mazzulla joining the show to talk about the upcoming matchup tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers. (15:46) The team talks about Mac Jones losing most of the locker room and the possibility of Bailey Zappe starting come next week after the bye. (25:20) The crew talks about Bailey Zappe and if he starts could it spark the team to play better against the Giants and towards the second half of the season. (34:36) We finish the hour talking about Jack Jones being claimed by the Las Vegas Raiders after being waived by the Patriots Monday and updates on Patriots practice.
Dustin and I discuss our favorite Thanksgiving desserts. Watching the Blazers struggle Shaedon Sharpe and Jerami Grant pairing Getting Deandre Ayton more involved defensively More Kris Murray playing time Predicted the next week of games Follow the show @HolyBackboard, @dasage, and @DHawes22
The dating app business isn't doing so well these days. Stock prices for Bumble have slid since it’s gone public and the company recently announced a new CEO. In a market saturated with apps claiming to help users finding love, daters are feeling “swiped out.” Also on the program: a crackdown on fentanyl exports from China and a breakdown of today’s fresh inflation figures.
The dating app business isn't doing so well these days. Stock prices for Bumble have slid since it’s gone public and the company recently announced a new CEO. In a market saturated with apps claiming to help users finding love, daters are feeling “swiped out.” Also on the program: a crackdown on fentanyl exports from China and a breakdown of today’s fresh inflation figures.
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Brady Geilenfeldt. Brady, known on trail as Undies, thru-hiked the Colorado Trail this year. What makes Undies story especially interesting is that he is deaf. We learn all about Brady's inspiring story, the incredible technology that is cochlear implants, what challenges a deaf hiker has to overcome, Brady's highlights from the CT, some of the non-obvious benefits of being a deaf hiker, Brady's future trail ambitions, and much more. Brady is an inspiring young man and we think you'll really enjoy this chat. We wrap the show with things we're convinced people pretend to enjoy, a triple crown of things that are the new black, some new poop news, and we finally have the details for our Denver holiday hiker meetup, and you are invited. Vargo Outdoors: Use code “BACKPACKERRADIO” for 20% off at vargooutdoors.com. RTIC Outdoors: Shop at rticoutdoors.com. 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Check out our merch and support us on Patreon! 00:08:32 - Introducing Brady 00:12:40 - Tell us about your experience with deafness 00:15:10 - How did your mom get CMV? 00:16:50 - Were your parents on high alert knowing your mom had CMV? 00:17:55 - Would you trade being deaf for anything? 00:18:57 - How well does a cochlear implant approximate human hearing? 00:21:04 - How do the implants work? 00:24:10 - Did you ever learn American Sign Language? 00:26:00 - Are your other senses enhanced to make up for the loss of hearing? 00:27:10 - Does it help you sleep at night while backpacking? 00:28:14 - Are the implants comfortable to wear? 00:29:40 - Can you customize the volume based on different environments? 00:31:20 - Is it a satisfying feeling to take them off? 00:32:28 - Do the implants make hiking more interesting? 00:35:32 - What's your hiking background and what made you decide to hike the CT? 00:37:18 - What was your longest backpacking trip prior to the Colorado Trail? 00:37:40 - What do you have to consider when planning for the CT? 00:40:28 - Is it disorienting to have only one implant in? 00:44:14 - Did you have any role models that inspired you beforehand? 00:46:20 - Do you have tips for making hiking more stimulating or being comfortable with yourself? 00:49:10 - Do you have to be concerned about the implants getting wet? 00:52:00 - Discussion about technological features or upgrades 00:53:40 - Do people ever use cochlear implants that aren't deaf? 00:55:05 - Does the implant need to be replaced? 00:57:17 - Did deafness or CMV cause you to be immunocompromised? 00:58:30 - Discussion about losing balance and other impacts of deafness 01:01:18 - How did you handle the weather on the Colorado Trail? 01:04:38 - Did you have to be more careful when navigating while hiking? 01:07:00 - Do you want to do future hikes with a trail family? 01:08:03 - Do you have any standout stories from the CT? 01:10:09 - What's the origin of your trail name? 01:14:54 - Would you do other things differently to prepare for a future hike? 01:17:50 - What ratio of rechargeable to disposable batteries did you use? 01:18:57 - How bad is it if you were to lose or break them? 01:21:22 - How did you handle health insurance? 01:23:55 - Have you had other people reach out since your hike? 01:25:00 - How does playing music interface with your deafness? 01:27:50 - Is there something to be done to make the outdoors more accessible for someone with implants? 01:30:41 - Are some insurance plans better than others? 01:32:33 - Is there an actionable step the listeners can take to improve the situation? 01:38:00 - Harvest General Store 01:40:15 - Brady's parting words Segments Trek Propaganda: Broken on the AT: Gear That Breaks At 2,000 miles (And The Gear That Doesn't) by Abby Evans QOTD: What are you convinced people are pretending to enjoy? 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We learn all about Brady's inspiring story, the incredible technology that his cochlear implants, what challenges a deaf hiker has to overcome, Brady's highlights from the CT, some of the non-obvious benefits of being a deaf hiker, including a great night of sleep, future trail ambitions, and much more. Brady is an inspiring young man, and we think you'll really enjoy this chat. We wrap the show with things we're convinced people pretend to enjoy, a triple crown of things that are the new black, some new hoop news, and we finally have the details for our Denver Holiday Hiker Meetup, and you are invited. But first, I am thrilled to introduce our next sponsor, which is a brand that has been a part of my pack and through hikes, dating back to 2017. Vargo creates lightweight titanium backpacking gear that is simple, innovative, and functional. The Vargo Bot 700 was with me every step of the way during my through hike of the PCT and every backpacking trip since. 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Head to ArticOutdoors.com to get your premium coolers and insulated drinkware at a fraction of the price of the competition today. Welcome to Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek. Today is November 13th, World Kindness Day. Aww, that's nice. I am your co-host Zach Badger-Davis, sitting to my right is... Hi, I'm Juliana Chauncey, aka Chauncey... Reminders, yes. We have the deets, finally, for our Hiker Holiday Meetup Extravaganza Palooza Supreme. A-thon. Yes. This will take place, whatever I said previously, disregard that because I think a lot of the details have changed. You guys don't care about the reasons why. But this is going down on December 1st at Improper City in Denver, in Denver, not Golden, from 530 to 8 p.m. This will be co-hosted by Backpacker Radio slash The Trek and the CDTC, which means it'll be a fundraiser for them. We're going to have some sweet raffles, or as they say, door prizes. I had to look that up. Apparently, that's the vernacular for raffle prizes nowadays. Good hangs, solid vibes, memes. What else? Carnival barking. Carnival barking, yes. Sounds like there will be some of that happening. Give at least four drinks a chance and she will stand on a chair and yell at you. I haven't stood on a chair and yelled at Improper City yet, which is something that I'm excited to do. Yeah, let's see if they welcome us back after December 1st at 530 p.m. A couple other things quickly. One is if you're through hiking in 2024 and you want your journey featured on The Trek, we are currently accepting blogger applications. I did a link in the show notes. Lastly, this is the time of the year where we will likely be adding a new editorial intern to the team. This is a highly coveted position. We get lots of people reaching out for this, so if you're listening to this and you've got some serious editorial chops and you like long distance backpacking, head to the link in the show notes. Oh, also we are still selling our awesome vintage backpacker radio tees. We've gotten some nice compliments on them. Yes, we have. They look like Saved by the Bell goes outdoors. Yeah, or if you're slightly older, Miami Vice, if you're my age, both are sufficient. Yeah, I also think if you saw the Barbie movie, this would be like that in the form of a shirt and blue. There is pink hints. There's flavors of pink in there, but it's it's I could see it being worn as like a Ken costume. Yeah, I saw a couple people recommend or ask for us to turn these into sun hoodies, which I got to figure out. Where do we find a manufacturer? That's a good question, but maybe someday. OK, well, if you manufacture sun hoodies and you're listening to this slide in our DMS. Yes. Last thing is if you want to support the show and you want some additional backpacker radio content, head on over to our Patreon page, patreon.com slash backpacker radio, where we release a new episode the first Wednesday of every month. This current month's episode was a gift guide. We went through big ticket and small ticket items that you can either gift or be gifted in the holiday season, things that we've loved having as hikers and regular humans and as well as things that we wouldn't want or like, you know, some things to avoid if you want to give that thoughtful gift to a hiker, but also don't want to give them something that they're going to smile and say thank you for and then actually never use. Yes. To the non-backpacking gift recommendations, I tried my hardest to not make it too dad-centric and I think I failed. This will be a great one for anyone who wants to gift something to a hiker or who really likes being in the kitchen. Yes. Leave it at that. Or is training to be the all-time dad. Yeah. OK, we'll leave it at that. No more beating around the bush. Let's get right to today's interview with Brady Gielenfeldt. We'll figure out how badly I butchered that pretty soon. We are joined by today's guest, Brady Gielenfeldt, which I nailed the first time, I'm pretty sure. I'm sure the tape will say otherwise, who hiked the Colorado Trail this year in part to inspire people who are deaf or hard of hearing, that they are not limited by their abilities. Brady, thank you so much for joining us here on Backpacker Radio. Hey, it's great to be here. Yeah. Can we swing the mic a little bit closer your way? There we go. About that far from your mouth. How does that sound? Good. That sounds awesome. The closer the better. You can't be too close. Yeah. I would move yourself closer rather than close. Yeah. Typically, we do all this stuff before we hit record, but we're winging it here today. He brought us food. We got distracted and we brought him food. Yeah. It was a food exchange. Let's start there. Let's give a plug to this is your folks place, the Harvest General Store in Iowa, right? Yes, in Iowa. Yeah, they just do trade shows and stuff right now and they have a Facebook page. But I mean, really, yeah, they just go around doing those trade shows. They love it. Yeah. So we're about to bust open. There was a wide variety of goodies in this box. Chonce went with her top option, currently stabbing it open with the edge of her glasses. What do we have here, Chonce? This seemed the most on-brand for us, and this is freeze-dried gummy worms. I personally have been getting a lot of algorithm on socials showing me people freeze-drying skittles, gummies, things like that. And so this is right up my current algorithm. Yeah. They look like Cheetos. It looks unique. And I was unaware of freeze-drying candy up until about 10 minutes ago. So very excited to learn about this wild world. I will say the best part about this is seeing people's reaction, eating this for the first time. ASMR. Flavors. It tastes like, texture aside, it tastes just like a gummy worm. Tastes like jello. This is very interesting. Push it against the top of your mouth. Like, I don't like chewing these things. I like pushing them against the top of my mouth and letting them melt. If you just push it with your tongue against the top of your mouth, it does taste a little bit like jello. This is requiring a lot of unlearning because I'm expecting candy, but. All right. Take the red and push it against the roof of your mouth. I still got this. It's red jello. This is fantastic. Let me try the blue side now. I think I'm liking it more with each bite. The first one was a little bit of an exploration for me. I will say out of all the options, the gummy worms are not my favorite. What's your go-to? My go-to is definitely the skittles. They do the wild berry skittles and those ones are really good. The smoothie ones are awesome. Maybe we'll bust those out halfway through. Yeah, we could do that. I don't hate this. I feel like this. Setting myself up here. I'll just follow through. It kind of reminds me of corn dogs. Corn dogs? This is important. When I take a bite of a corn dog, I don't know if I want to continue that journey, but then after it sits there for a moment, I'm like, I need another bite. After you've sat there and you're like, where's that taste? I want that taste back. I feel like I can get a lot of miles out of these. It's the perfect intersection between candy and chips. It has a hearty chip texture to it. Very crunchy, as you could hear through the mics, but still tastes exactly like the flavor is exactly what you'd expect from a gummy worm. It's very interesting. I've never even had anything approximate to what I just put in my mouth. That's what she said. I feel like these would be good in shots. Oh, sure. You want to get the party started? Me saying shots are out for the last segment. Cool. These are fun. Okay. Let's talk about some backpacking stuff. The intro is short because that is essentially what we know about your journey. I'm assuming the bulk of the conversation for today. Give us the background because we've been chatting here for the last 10, 15 minutes or so. The conversation has been very easy. I wouldn't expect that you were hard of hearing. Give us your level or introduce your level of deafness and maybe any tech that's involved. I guess just give us the full background. Yeah, I can give you the full rundown. I was born with CMV. That's a congenital men-something virus. It's a very long word. I always butcher it. I was born with that. That basically meant that I could have been deaf, could have been blind, could have been anything. It could have been missing a leg. It turns out that I was just deaf. My mom, they knew what to look for since they had tested for CMV when my mom was pregnant with me. She was a nurse and she got pregnant. Well, she didn't get pregnant by one of her patients. She got CMV from one of her patients. She just kept on doing what she was doing. They knew what to look for. I was born and I passed a newborn hearing screen. At the time, the newborn hearing screen was just you look at the baby and you scream at it and see if it reacts. Any baby's going to pass a newborn hearing screen. Is that because the volume is loud enough that even if they are hard of hearing, it's still reaching a decibel that they can perceive? Yeah, that they register it basically. That's what they were basing it off of at the time. I was born in 2000. It was not that long ago. I slept through my first fireworks and my parents were like, well, no newborn baby is going to sleep through fireworks. They brought me home and sat me down in the living room and banged a bunch of pots and pans in front of my face. I didn't do anything. Didn't react. They were like, yeah, we have a deaf baby. They brought me back. Were they that calm about it? No. Guaranteed not. I know my mom. They probably sprinted to the hospital. Sure. They did that and then I did a couple of hearing screens and I would pass them again, but then they finally did a sedated one where I was hooked up to a machine and then that showed that I was fully deaf. I got my first cochlear implant when I was 13 months old and my second one when I was five years old. Before you go too far, because I'm going to have questions, cover my questions. I just know it. How did your mom get CMV? How does it get transmitted? Just through contact. She was working on a patient. She's an ER nurse and yeah, I think it was just through contact of, I think it was bodily fluids. So basically, if you're pregnant and you get CMV, then it just goes directly to the child. So she was pregnant when she got it? Yeah. It's not like she could get it and then she goes deaf? Yeah. That can happen? No, no, no. Oh, it can? Okay. Thank God. Yeah, no, that would not be the case. So it just, it went directly to me basically and she didn't see any of the repercussions of CMV. And so I still have it and I still live with it, but I can't transmit it to anybody. And so it's dormant, I guess. How did she know at the time that she contracted CMV? She didn't know right away because the doctor came in and was like, hey, this patient has CMV. And my mom was like, well, I guarantee I already have it now since I've already been working with the patient. So. How could the patient give it to your mom, but you can't give it to someone else? That's a good question. I think it's because it really develops predominantly when you're in the womb versus like, you know, you get it in the womb and it's in that development stages. I'm not a doctor, so, but that's my interpretation of it, I guess. And so, yeah, it just, that means I'm, you know, immunocompromised. I, everything else that comes along with being deaf, I can get into that in a second. But yeah, that's about it with CMV. Were your parents on the lookout for, were they on high alert knowing that she had contracted CMV when she was pregnant, thinking that there was a high likelihood that something could have gone awry? Yeah. I mean, they, the doctors literally had like percentages of the different types of disabilities that I could have. And so they had no idea. And so when I was born and I was just, you know, looked normal, you know, they were like, wow, that's amazing. That's a miracle. And so that was a really cool experience for them to go through. And then also, you know, in a way, it was kind of one of the best of the worst situations. Let me know if this sounds insensitive, because for me, it's purely curious, but I could see how this might not come out how I want it to knowing the array of different things that could have happened. Are you, would you trade being deaf for a different option? Or do you think that like, it's a really manageable, like, I don't know, like, would you trade it? I don't think so. I actually don't think I would trade it for anything. Because for one, I take them out when I sleep, you know, like nothing wakes me up noise wise, you know, I mean, I guess I'm sensitive to vibrations. That's actually how I wake up every day is my bed shakes and it connects to my alarm. And yeah, when I have a headache, I can just take them out, don't have to deal with anything, don't have to listen to anything. So I mean, there are some perks of it. I wouldn't change it now. Have you ever taken them out in a relationship when someone's mad at you? That didn't go over very well. That's amazing. That's the ultimate talk to the hand. Notting along. Yeah. So you mentioned that you wake up to an alarm that vibrates. Is this like an alarm specifically for people, for deaf people? Yeah. Yeah. Actually there's, I've had friends buy it just because they're heavy sleepers. I am ahead. You caught my interest when you said the bed vibrates. Yeah. It's just like a little toggle thing. I don't know. It's probably like three and a half, four inches in diameter. And like, you just put it underneath your mattress and it's just like, it's a sonic vibrator. Yeah. It's like a good April Fool's joke for Garrett. I don't know how to phrase this question. So you got the, your first cochlear implant when you said when you were 13 months old. Yes. And then the second one when you were five. Yes. Do you know how well the implant approximates normal human hearing? Like are you functioning at a hundred percent of what the average person functions at? Is it 75%? Can you, like, what is that, what is it supposed to approximate? Yeah. I mean, they basically say that I hear 15,000 tones and you guys hear 30,000 tones. So I guess that's more on a tonal level, but I don't even know. What does that mean? Like just in terms of different arrays of frequencies. Yeah. If you're listening to music, are you hearing half as much of the range as somebody else? Kind of, it's more like along the lines of, you know, I can't hear like white noise or like the, I guess it's the range of frequencies that I can hear. Okay. So like if it's super deep or like a whale call, that's probably not in my range to be able to hear. Got it. Or if it's like a dog whistle, I know most people can't hear that, but something along those high frequencies, I can't hear. Got it. So there's like that specific range. We used to make that our cell phone ring tone in I would say ninth grade because there was a dog whistle. It was a high pitched frequency because the age that your teachers are, like you start to not be able to hear those high sounds, but when you're super young, you can. I thought you were going to say you knew that the phone was ringing because the dogs were barking. No, no, no. People would set their phones to it because the teachers couldn't hear it. That's funny. Yeah. Okay. So, okay. So you hear at half the frequencies of the average human hearing, but for like this conversation, are you hearing everything perfectly normal? I mean, as normal as I can tell. I was going to say, because like I said, I haven't missed a beat. The conversation hasn't missed a beat since you walked in here. And I didn't know what to expect. And to see that your hearing functions at such a high level is just such a pat on the back to what we're able to achieve with Western medicine and all the technology and everything. If you take out the implants, can you like not hear at all? Zip, nothing. How do they make that work? I know you're not a doctor. We've established this, but how do they make that work? Like how do they just create something where there's nothing? I know that people listening can't actually see this, but so, I mean, what I have here is it's a cochlear implant. So I took my left side off. And so right now I can't hear anything on my left side. And so this part that kind of twists off, that's the battery. And so there's a processor that basically takes sound and it's basically like a camera microphone. And so you know how, when you take a video and you like hear the wind, like it's like, and it's annoying, right? I hear that. And so it's basically kind of like just a camera mic, but then this processor basically transfers those sound waves into electrodes, which are just little electrical pulses. And that goes through a magnet that's actually inside my head. And that magnet has a coil that runs through the cochlea. And so since my deafness comes from like not being able to hear, right? So basically what I'm getting at is I don't have the actual like hairs in the cochlea that stimulate the auditory nerve like you guys do. And so that coil that runs through the cochlea like stimulates it with those electrodes, like it would for you guys with those hairs. Two part question. One, based on what you just said, if I were to put that on, it wouldn't, like I wouldn't hear anything crazy because I don't have the part inside, right? Yeah, nothing would happen. Do you watch Harry Potter? Oh, I love it. The second time I've done this, Zach's out of this conversation. Is this like Fred's like extendable ears? Like could you take the implant and put it under like a door somewhere and go away and it would still go to the part in your head and you could hear really good? Like, can you eavesdrop on people with it? Yeah, actually, if I click on my phone, it connects to my phone and I can turn on live listen and then it just like connects right to my CIs and whatever's going through the microphone on the phone goes directly to my CI. So I could set my phone on this table, go to the other room and I'd hear everything you guys are saying. I feel like this is a superpower. Like this is like CIA shit. Yeah, I do think that's a feature you could do with your phone as well. And that's not as cool. I'm not hearing it in my head. True. You have to use the air pod. So yeah, I guess being able to disguise it, but I am blown away by the tech of that. Just hearing your explanation of it and the fact that you're able to function totally normally with it is amazing. Like, do you feel very blessed that this technology? Because how long has this been around? I mean, there were people who were getting implanted, you know, in the 80s and 90s, but you know, the technology just wasn't there. You know, I was one of the youngest in Iowa to be implanted. And so this was it was basically right when the FDA approved it. Like my mom was on the gun. She went for it. Yeah. Well, she sounds like she's on top of her stuff based on the testing and everything alone. Yeah. And the dehydrated candy. And the dehydrated candy. Wow. So did you ever have to learn ASL or was it just, I'm good with these? Yeah, I did ASL for a little bit. I did it until, I don't know, probably I was roughly kindergarten age and I stopped because I did auditory verbal therapy. And they actually went to the level to where like my audiologist, my auditory verbal therapist, I guess, would make me sit on my hands so that like I wouldn't use my hands to talk. And I just wanted to talk anyway. Like I just stopped using sign language. And my parents were like, well, why are we going to invest the time in learning sign language when he just wants to talk? Yeah. You know, so. So the videos that everyone has seen via social media, always a tearjerker when deaf people get an operation where they can hear like their spouse or their parent or whatever it might be for the first time, is that the operation that they're getting the cochlear implant? Yeah, most of the time. Yeah. So cochlear implant is that like cochlear is a brand. There can be other brands that they do. So there's like Advanced Bionic and that's another popular one. A few other ones that aren't as popular, but cochlear is definitely like the main brand. If someone can't hear and they mainly communicate using ASL, are they someone who hasn't tried a cochlear implant yet or do they not work on certain types of deafness? Yeah, it depends on how you become deaf. That's kind of why I stuttered there for a second when I said, you know, my deafness comes from CMB because if you have damage of the auditory nerve, then the cochlear implant is not going to work at all because that auditory nerve has to be able to sense that there's stuff in the cochlea. And so there's, there are people who have damaged auditory nerves and they're just kind of out of luck. So I don't know, I assume this is true, but this is something that I'm citing as an internet fact that when somebody loses a sense or doesn't have a sense to start with, that the other senses are enhanced. Is that one, an accurate description and two, do you feel like that's true for you? Like, do you have a superior sense of smell or because that you've had the cochlear implant at such a young age, do you feel like you haven't missed out in that capacity? Yeah, that's a great question. I get that one a lot, actually. You know, I do have glasses. I never wear them, but, and I don't think my sense of smell is supersonic or anything. You know, yeah, I don't think my senses are really all that great, to be honest. But yeah, I think it has something to do with the fact that I had my cochlear implants at such a young age. And so I did mention earlier that I was like really sensitive to vibrations when I'm sleeping. So that might be part of the sense that I'm gaining from losing my deafness. Yeah. So, but other than that, yeah, I mean, I don't think I really do. Okay. Does it pivot into backpacking quick? We're going to probably go on a lot of side tracks here, but does it help you sleep at night when you're on trail to be able to take them out? Because then you can't hear like the eerie sounds of nature, or does it make it worse because then you can't hear the eerie sounds of nature? A little bit of both. What I mean by that is because, you know, sometimes, okay, I'll be camping by myself. I do a lot of that and I just take them out and, you know, it just makes me not even think about it because, you know, if there's a bear outside my tent, he just jumps on by. I'm not going to care unless he comes into my tent. That's the other thing that kind of scares me is, you know, I'm in my tent and then a bear comes on in. I'm not going to know until it's on top of me. So, yeah. I think at that point, you're just like, well, God wanted me to go. Yeah, I'd rather not know at that point, I think. Yeah. So I think I lean more on the side of like it helps because then I'm just not thinking about it. Yeah. I don't even like using earplugs because I'm so sensitive to having the feeling of something in my ears, especially when I'm laying down on something. Do you actually feel like, are the implants uncomfortable for you or have you been using them for so long that it just feels second nature? Yeah, it kind of feels second nature. You know, like when I don't wear them, I almost feel naked, to be honest. It's like it's kind of the same concept of glasses. Because I'd imagine it would be so nice to have the option to just turn off all, especially on a windy night. It's not even necessarily the animal sounds, just like the constant inconsistent, almost white noise. That's kept me up so many nights to have the option to opt out of that. It sounds actually pretty sweet. Well, when I camp, like a lot of the times at night, if I can't fall asleep, I'll put in my earplugs and I'll just put them on noise canceling. Like I'm not even listening to music. I just use the noise canceling to try to help with like the twig crack sounds. Yeah. You know, I had people tell me multiple times that they loved camping next to me because then they could just roll around all they wanted in their tent and didn't have to worry about waking anyone else up. That's a good point. Yeah. I will say I can't, on the AT, I hiked for about 600 miles with someone who was deaf and it was hilarious. Like we had a great time. A lot of times it was kind of that where it was like, I know I'm not bothering you, but some of it was just like funny. Like he had a really great sense of humor and I think it just added like an extra element for us. Do you ever like go to a concert and turn the volume up? Because I'm getting to the age now where concerts are too loud for me to be able to control that. You're taking the baby headphones off the twins. To be able to control the volume at a concert, to be like, yeah, turn this racket down a little bit. Is that something that you ever do? I imagine you're controlling the volume on a regular basis. Actually, there's a different settings I can use for different like actual environments. So like when I'm on at a concert, there's a music setting that I can set it to. Wow. And then like if I'm, is that just turning the volume down or what other changes? Yeah. It's just kind of like changing the EQ a little bit to like optimize for music, I guess. Yeah. My audiologist loves it, but I will say the most tragic thing to happen for me at a concert is they die. Oh no. Has that happened? Yeah. Multiple times. Yeah. What concerts? There was a Def Leppard concert I went to in high school. That's a bad one to have. And so you haven't gotten to like the best songs yet because they're not closing and you can see it happen. Oh no. Yeah. At that point you're just people watching, huh? Yeah. Just people watching and then like you're just standing there like, well, this is fun. Do you keep like a set of spare batteries? Like can you, is that a thing? Yeah. I typically bring a spare set, but those of course are the times that I forgot. Yeah. Oh my God. How does one charge get you? Typically it'll get me like 15 hours. Okay. So it's just like, you know, if it's just been a long day, it'll be towards the end of the day that they'll die. Yeah. Is it like, like, let's say you go home. Is it like taking your bra? I know you don't probably take your bra off when you get home, but is it like taking your bra off to take them off? And like, I would imagine probably speak ASL to the people like in your home life to be able to not have to use them for a while. Or is it not like that kind of like, feeling that I'm attributing to taking a bra off? I will say that is something that I would do a lot towards like the first two weeks of school. So like, because if you think about it throughout the summer, you're not really intently listening. You're kind of just doing your own thing. You're having fun, right? And so when you write, when you go back to school, you have to like spend eight hours a day, like really trying to listen. And like for me to actually listen to things and hear things, it takes a lot more effort because I have to like differentiate between different sounds because a lot of the stuff comes in at the same volume. So my brain is kind of adjusted to just kind of focusing in on what I wanted to focus in on. By that, you mean like every background noise. Like if somebody shuffles their chair or you can hear the wind or whatever, a fan blowing, like all that's coming in at the same volume. So it's, you have to be able to discern what you're actually paying attention to. Yeah, kind of. Yeah. I mean, more what I'm getting at is like, you know, fluorescent lights. If it's like above me and it's like buzzing, this one's fine. But, and like someone's trying to talk to me right here and they're both coming in at the same volume. It doesn't, my brain doesn't differentiate it. Yeah, that makes perfect sense. So does this make hiking like the Colorado trail or any trail, does this make just like what might be a mundane making miles part of the hike, like just super wild for you? Cause I imagine being able to hear the leaf cracks, the like tree breeze, like every little thing at the same volume. I just watched all the twilights this past weekend and when Bella got turned to a vampire, she was going through the woods and she was seeing everything super hyper-focused and that was wild. Would it be like that where you're just like hiking and you're just like, whoa, to everything? Cause it's all coming in louder. Or is that just in my head? You know, I think that is, when I was younger, that was a thing. Because then I was like experiencing things for the first time, you know, and being able to like hear different sounds of nature when I was a lot younger was, you know, it was an experience, you know, I wish I could do that again, you know, but yeah, I don't really think so anymore. 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Again that code is dtlove-backpackerradioatdarntough.com to get 10% off plus free shipping. This deal is only good for a very limited time so do not wait. Okay let's talk hiking. Oh yeah. So when did the Colorado trail get put on your map? How long have you been hiking? Give us the full like outdoors background. Yeah I've just grown up being outdoors and my mom has taken me out on little day hikes when I was younger and growing up camping. My dad always took me camping a lot when I was growing up and yeah I've always enjoyed it and then I went to college and my buddies and I would go to the boundary waters every summer for a canoe fishing trip and that was always really fun. Did you go to school in Iowa, Minnesota? Yeah I went to school at Iowa State University. Go clones. They've had some good running backs and you weren't there during the Brice Hall years were you? Yes I was. Yeah he's killing it in the Jets. Yeah he's great. I'm watching the 49ers with Brock Purdy right now. Iowa State as well? Yeah. Oh I didn't know that. Yeah that's why. Yeah 49ers have a bad night yesterday or the day before. They've lost a couple games but they're still really good. Just making myself feel better. It was not a good game yesterday. Anyway sorry. Okay so boundary waters in college and then when did the CT get put on your map? Oh yeah so I had a buddy I was just work so I'll back up a second here so I was working in Iowa and I was just I was right after I had graduated college and I had a couple buddies who just went off and you know took like a gap year or I even what really inspired me was I had a buddy who did the PCT and I was like man yeah I really want to do something like that and that really is what inspired me and so I was just like I just googled places in Colorado to go hiking and that's literally all it was and then the Colorado trail came up. Colorado trails. Yeah so what was your longest backpacking trip prior to this? Actual backpacking trip prior to that one would have been like a week in the boundary waters but that was canoeing so I wouldn't even consider that backpacking. Sure. I'd say it was probably just a weekend trip. Okay. Like one or two weekend trips. So what considerations did you have to make for the Colorado trail that maybe someone who didn't have deafness wouldn't have to consider? Like what was it like for you to plan for this trip that set it apart from canoeing or anything different? Yeah I think it was really the battery situation. Trying to figure out how I'm going to keep these things charged because yeah because when I was in the boundary waters I had them dug out because it was so cold and like I forgot to sleep with them. That was a rookie mistake. Always sleep with your batteries. That's very important. Yeah. So is it like your phone where if you are in like my phone it'll do it when I'm at too high of an elevation and it's like exposed and there's cold the phone will just die even if it's fully charged. Yeah. Is it like that with your batteries because they're not really protected much from the elements in your ears. Yeah no that's totally that same thing. Yeah that same concept like I was talking more on like my disposable batteries. The ones I have on right now are my rechargeable batteries. Oh. And so I had a little fob that I could like connect to the portable battery charger and that's what I predominantly used but it broke on me and so I had to use the actual batteries and they dutted out in the boundary waters because it was so cold and that was one big thing that I was really worried about for planning and then yeah it actually happened to me again on the Colorado Trail and I just ended up having another resupply box that had extra batteries in it and so it worked out but I almost went a week without being able to hear on trail. So it gets so cold that the battery just breaks like it's not you can't warm it back up and recharge it. Yeah the so they're like zinc air batteries is what they're called and like when they're exposed to a certain temperature then it just like duds out. Hmm. Yeah it's super weird. When you're talking about disposable batteries are you talking about just like our standard AAAs or are there like how you just unclicked that battery from it? Is it that but you just toss it after each use? Yeah it's kind of like that so there's like a little sheath that comes out and then it holds you know those little like little little batteries. Yeah like the watch ones? Yeah kind of like those that's basically what they're used. So the disposable parts that little circle battery. Yeah. Got it. Yep. So what was it like you said it was a were you a week without proper battery for the? I almost was a week without it but then. It happened to happen at the your resupply. Yeah then I happened to find them at the bottom of my resupply box. Got it. Like thank you. Yeah so did you go imagine something like a half day from the time that it broke to get to town to actually get your resupply? Yeah actually one of them died and all the other so I had my right one which is my favorite one because I had it first and so I favor that side more and so I had that one working and then no more batteries left and then my left one was dead so I'm like well crap I know I have half a day before I can't hear at all. Is it really disorienting for it to only work in one ear because uh you know Apple AirPods sometimes the like the old ones like one of them just won't charge even if it's sitting in the dock so I've been at the gym before where I'm listening to music through one AirPod and for me it's really distracting like I feel like my workout sucks just because I'm so thrown off by having the inconsistent audio is that I imagine for you it's significantly worse. Is it pretty distracting for it only to be registering audio on one side? You know for like the first second it is and then it kind of just goes back to just all right well I know that that's the only side that sounds coming from so I got to tilt my head a little more that way and just kind of unconsciously adjust but yeah I mean other than that yeah I mean it's it just really does suck when that happens in inconvenient times like a concert. How do you handle that when it's on trail because there's a quote I was trying to look it up quick enough but there's a quote from a book I've mentioned on here countless times Spark the Revolutionary New Science Between Exercise and the Brain I highly recommend it still great book but they talk about people that are I think it was in this book they talked about it people that are left alone like to their own thoughts and how a percentage that's higher than I would have expected of these people would rather be like subjected to mild electric shocks than left alone with their own thoughts and like no other noise for you know a day longer you know it was 15 minutes I think is what the study was it was super small and it basically was just going to like back this evidence that like people aren't comfortable spending time with themselves like in their own thoughts that sort of thing to to lose hearing on a trail and to have to go like a day two days even when you were talking about the canoeing trip however long that was before getting it back how is your mental like overall wellness adjusting to I mean I assume in these settings where they're doing these studies they have the choice like I can quit the study I can leave the room I can go hear things and I've seen people on trail where they haven't talked to anyone in like five days and they look different how how do you see that happen and take something like that that happens to you on trail and a what does it do to you mentally and b how do you combat not being able to flip that back on yeah it's a really interesting thing because you know there's weekends that I'll go camping and I'll just not have messy eyes on and for me it's a place that I can really just think things through and be by myself and so I actually do enjoy that time and I you know I'm an introvert I'm an extrovert you know I guess I'm a little more of an introvert now just since COVID and everything else you know I do like being on my own now and just kind of taking them off and being in my own little world because that's really what it is I'm in my own little world and so I guess like on a trail sense you know it does get a little scary at first because then you're like when the first time that it happened where like they died on trail and I was just like almost a day without being able to hear outside I was just constantly like panning my surroundings just constantly because you know I don't know if there's another hiker coming along I don't know if there's you know I'm gonna run come up on something that might not be very friendly so yeah there's definitely times that it is a little scary but I've become accustomed to it. To that question did you have anyone that you could reach out to as a resource prior to the CT who was deaf that you could ask these questions to? I had nobody I just kind of figured it out figured out as I went nobody I knew who was deaf had ever done anything like this I guess and so I just I'm a big fan of just going for it. It's a good attitude. Is there any sort of community Facebook group whatever platform it might be where you have access to other people where you could ask this question and you're like hey has anyone done long-distance backpacking and everyone's just crickets? Yeah I mean there's actually a couple different Facebook groups where there's you know families who have cochlear implants they can like the parents can talk on there and I actually grew up attending a cochlear implant family camp and so I met a lot of people from all over the United States who also had cochlear implants because you know growing up in Iowa small town Iowa you're not going to have anybody in a 100 mile radius who's also deaf. You mentioned before we hit record that your graduating class was 23 people? 28. 28. No short you those five people yeah so you get a small town. What was the population of your town? Oh probably like a thousand people okay yeah it's small yeah it's pretty small I mean it was literally yeah like 30 minutes away from Des Moines. Are there any trail specific groups like Facebook groups that are long-distance focused for people that have like hearing disabilities? No not that I know of that's a good idea though I might do that tonight. Well I mean I hiked with Mr Perfect and he was deaf and then he had a friend that we spoke to several times that wasn't hiking but she came to trail day so I had met her too and I know there's a few others that have like come across the radar but I think that would be a great resource for like you guys to have with each other. Just before we move too far off the your your implants die while hiking how do you handle that topic? A lot of things that you'll hear when people aren't thriving at a long-distance hike like a lot of it comes down to all the alone time right like there's so much time with your own mind there's so much time where you're not stimulated by other things and I think when we're just constantly fed just like social feeds to scroll through content here and there a tv on in the background that's where like you start to see people like I mentioned the one who hadn't talked to someone for five days where they just seem unwell right like they're not doing good and I know that can bring a lot of people off trail as someone who will go weekends where you just take them out and actually enjoy it do you have tips for people for hiking without sounds to keep them stimulated while hiking or to make it seem less jarring for them like are there things they can do that make it better if they're not one that usually thrives in that setting? Yeah I mean I would say first off you gotta like your inner monologue you know you gotta be best friends with your inner monologue because otherwise it's gonna be a battle you know because if you aren't best friends with your inner monologue then you're gonna be just you know fighting each other and really what it comes down to is are you comfortable by yourself and if you're kind of uncomfortable in those settings and you know you just kind of gotta go back to you know why does it make you uncomfortable because there's probably a reason and there's probably something deeper that stems from that. How did you get comfortable with yourself? I assume based on my this is based on me but I assume not everyone's born comfortable with themselves I assume it takes effort assuming you're not just naturally comfortable with yourself how do you get there? Oh man that's a tough one. That's a deep question. That's very deep. Now you have to give us therapy. Making it easy for Zach's follow-up. I don't know it just seems like you're doing really well with it. Yeah well I appreciate it I appreciate it yeah I mean I um what I kind of did was I just you know took it step by step you know because I first day that happened to me and I just kind of you know I couldn't do anything about it you know I didn't have my garment yet and so you know that would happen a lot growing up you know I'd be at school and they would die and I wouldn't have batteries I have to go the rest of the day without being able to hear and so I guess just that those little moments of exposure of you know have being forced to be by yourself in your own little world that kind of culminated to an extended period of time that can happen. So like doing a shakedown hike but like a quiet yeah shakedown like a yeah like do do little shakedown hikes basically where you like maybe first day you go by yourself and then the second day you have a friend that comes out and meets you um that's that'd be a good way to do it or vice versa where you go out with two people and then you just you stay an extra day by yourself. I was thinking even smaller like just sitting on the couch without using my you know like before you even go outside just sit there and don't touch the phone for an hour you know yeah yeah yeah definitely don't touch the phone. Do you have to worry about them getting wet like is it a concern if it's raining outside? Oh yeah yeah yeah it's like they're more water resistant now but yeah back in the day like you had to take them off like it was super sensitive to water and one thing I'll say about that camp that I grew up going to is they had a pool party every year and if you imagine this scenario where you put a bunch of deaf people into a pool and they don't have waterproof stuff yet the lifeguards are gonna love you because they're blowing their whistles they're doing all that they can and you no one in the pool is even listening to you they can't hear you and so I mean like it's just crazy to see how technology has advanced because you know when you go to that camp now everyone has their waterproof stuff on and so like yeah now it's a little more waterproof or resistant than it was. What areas would you like to see improvement with the tech like you mentioned that it's advanced from like a waterproofness standpoint what areas do you see it could potentially still have room for improvement? Oh yeah I mean it's improving every year there's another upgrade that I could get and so basically what they're doing with their new upgrade now is you can go to an airport and it'll automatically connect to the bluetooth there and they'll tell you like when you're boarding and all that and you can connect to any bluetooth device basically. Can someone hack your mind then? I hope not. Can I just like how the airport would bluetooth to your sounds can I bluetooth to it and be like I'm in your head you know like is that a possibility? I'm not saying it's crazy I'm saying it's scary. I feel like that's very possible. Yeah yeah that's definitely possible I don't know I hope not but uh that'd be scary. Are you excited about those advancements or is that kind of like freaky because that kind of freaks me out a bit? Yeah I mean I'm excited because I mean they're doing it in the right mind I hope so. Yeah it seems out of kindness. Yeah I mean out of kindness I hope but yeah I mean other than that I mean I don't know because like it seems like each model that they make it gets smaller and smaller and they actually have one now where it's without the actual processor that goes on your head but the magnet and it's just the little magnet it's like that big. That's interesting because I'm thinking of this from the standpoint of like just getting you to the point where you can hear like the normal person the person with normal hearing but what you're describing are enhancements that are even beyond what somebody with that level of hearing has. I guess it opens up a whole train of ideas for ways that it could you could be enhanced beyond you mentioned being able to know when you're boarding but there's probably infinite possibilities in that standpoint. Yeah tons I mean like it would be really cool to just have like a little like basically you don't even have to wear your processor every day but it's like all internal then you like wear your processor to charge it kind of like air charge or like you know you have your little pod that you set your phone on and it automatically charges without having to plug in like that'd be kind of cool. Yeah because I remember for a while sorry to cut you off Jones but you're probably more relevant than mine. For a while the buzzword was augmented reality and we're seeing this now with like Google Glass and now Apple's got this too about like the way that you visually interface with the world and it giving you more context than you would otherwise have. From an auditory standpoint thinking of hiking like if you heard like a bird call and that's what I was saying about nature being wild. Yeah being able to have the implant be like oh that is the blue-footed booby. Oh that'd be so cool. That's that goes back to your Tony Stark stuff where you wanted the Iron Man suit. Totally. That's a feature the Iron Man suit. Well I was gonna ask on the same realm of wild like if there's any upgrades that have been made yet where it can hear different languages and it still transmits English to you. No there hasn't been one of those but there has been one I actually really don't like this setting. I currently have it but I don't have it turned on and what it does is it's called like zoom and so if there's like a crowd of people around me and I face this one person that I want to listen to it'll like zoom in on that person that I want to listen to and it'll kind of cut everyone else out but yeah it doesn't really work when you're like in a basement and like your mom or whoever screams from the first floor then because then it's like well it's listening to the air conditioner but then it doesn't quite know if that other sound coming from somewhere else. It doesn't know what to focus in on. Yeah then it just kind of screws it up. Right. This is going to be probably my dumbest question of the night. Yeah. I don't know it's hard to ever tell. The night is young. We got time. Do people ever use these that don't need them like if you're not hard of hearing is because I feel like some of the stuff you're saying sounds really like I'm kind of not like not jealous obviously I'm very grateful for the hearing I have but it sounds really cool to be able to zoom in on certain things and make things louder like I struggle when there's a lot of noises going on at once. Yeah. Are there people that use these things that don't need them because it's just like like really cool or strategic? I don't know. I just feel like that's it sounds like a superpower to me. It is you know I mean to an extent yeah it is a superpower. I mean with technology the way it is now if you told someone in the 1800s what I could do they'd be like what planet are you from? Yeah. So it's insane to think about but um no I haven't really known anyone just because the fact that insurance is such a battle um especially back in the day like when I first got them my mom was she's the rock star like she wrote letters on letters on letters just to get insurance approval. How much do they cost? I mean we were paying oh shoot I mean they're probably I probably have like I don't know half a million dollars in my head. Shut up. No. Just the part that's inside? Oh all of it like external internal surgery everything yeah. Wow. Does the implant itself I'm thinking like fake joints they have a lifespan of 20 years is this something that has to be refreshed on a on a bait on a consistent basis? Yeah the they gave the internal stuff like 18 years okay and I'm well past that I'm 23 um and so it's kind of like any day now I asked my audiologist like what she thought would be kind of when I'd need to be re-implanted um and she's just like you know it could be 10 years from now could be you know five years from now it could be next year. Is the only consideration that the sound part stops is it not like the the stuff that makes it like deteriorates the grades gets absorbed by brain goo? Yeah. I don't know how I don't know how a lot of things work. Oh it's all good it's all good yeah I mean it's just really like the lifespan of the technology if it is able to last that long um internally um because those internal devices don't get touched you know because you have surgery to get them put it in and then that's it. When you switch to a new one is it going to be like getting the same thing like you leave the same person as you entered or is it like upgrading like your you know 97 Toyota Camry to the newest Range Rover? It'll be like upgrading kind of like to a Range Rover because it'll be different technology there'll be because nowadays it's just an outpatient there like procedure when I got them like I had to stay in the hospital for a couple days and I had this big old bandage around me and like it was it did not look pretty I had like these big scars and now you know it's just a little slit behind the ear and then they slide the little magnet in and they're able to do everything with the cochlea all within an outpatient procedure. Can you feel it? Yeah I mean can I touch it? Yeah. So is that where the cochlea is like that far above the actual ear or is it I thought the cochlea was inside the ear? I don't feel it because it's right there yeah so it's it's it's like a slight little bump there but um yeah so that's how it's held on to my head is a magnet. Wow. Yeah you mentioned at the top of the interview that there were other um ramifications I'm not sure of being deaf or you say CMV was the yeah can you look that up yeah yeah it's bothering me so much. Cytomegalovirus? Yes that's it yes. Okay okay you mentioned that like um that your immune system is compromised because of is that because of the deafness or because of the virus itself? I'd say that one was because of the virus itself okay um and so like growing up like I would brush my teeth twice a day like every other kid right but I would get cavities on cavities yes I had to convince people growing up that I brushed my teeth twice a day and floss every day because I would just keep getting cavities and you know it just yeah so they think that has something to do with CMV like a weak um enamel basically um and then like the part that comes with the deafness is I don't have balance so I don't have the liquid in the semicircular canals that give people balance and so like how does that play out I'm very clumsy well there's some like steep I mean there's not like I don't like steep things there's not scary stuff on the Colorado trail but there's some there are some ridges yeah does that like screw you up well definitely um there was actually when we got to the high point of the Colorado trail we did an alpine start um and that was actually my first 30 mile day that was that was awesome my trail family is awesome for pushing me to do that but anyway so we woke up at like 2 30 in the morning and started hiking and it was complete darkness you know but the stars were out and that was kind of helpful but I had to have my headlamp on like the brightest it could go and even with that I was using my trekking poles side to side basically holding myself up walking on basically four legs just to stay up with the rest of the trail family yeah are there other so you mentioned the battery's dying you mentioned uh balance being a challenge are there other things that are not obvious that would be make something like this more challenging um yeah I think it would just be really the clumsiness um that's a really big thing and another one that a lot of people don't think about is swimming s