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Separation on SermonAudio
The Great and Final Separation

Separation on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 69:00


A new MP3 sermon from West End Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: The Great and Final Separation Subtitle: Standing on the Word Speaker: Josh Tompkins Broadcaster: West End Baptist Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 5/20/2022 Bible: Matthew 25:31-46 Length: 69 min.

Judgment on SermonAudio
The Great Day of Judgment

Judgment on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 65:00


A new MP3 sermon from West End Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: The Great Day of Judgment Subtitle: Standing on the Word Speaker: Josh Tompkins Broadcaster: West End Baptist Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 5/20/2022 Bible: Matthew 25:31-32 Length: 65 min.

Time on SermonAudio
The Most Spectacular Event of All Time

Time on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 65:00


A new MP3 sermon from West End Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: The Most Spectacular Event of All Time Subtitle: Standing on the Word Speaker: Josh Tompkins Broadcaster: West End Baptist Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 5/20/2022 Bible: Matthew 24:29-31 Length: 65 min.

SBS Punjabi - ਐਸ ਬੀ ਐਸ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
Federal election 2022: Meet Greenway's independent candidate Lovepreet Singh Nanda

SBS Punjabi - ਐਸ ਬੀ ਐਸ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 8:48


Independent candidate Lovepreet Singh Nanda is keen to create a representation for the community and youth in the Australian political landscape. Standing from the Greenway seat in Sydney's west which has been a Labor stronghold, this 27-year-old Indian Australian wants to make consistent changes instead of focusing only on election cycles. Listen to this podcast in Punjabi to know more about Mr Nanda and his plans for the community.

Israel Radio Podcast with Yishai Fleisher
The "Know Before Whom You Are Standing" Tattoo

Israel Radio Podcast with Yishai Fleisher

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 66:19


SEASON 2022 EPISODE 20: Malkah is back and joins Rabbi Yishai to talk about an unusual Jewish tattoo, the light of Lag BaOmer, and the baseless hate and darkness that threatens Israel. Ben Bresky on the historic celebrations of Rabbi Simon's passing. And finally, Table Torah: Connecting to Land of Israel for a true connection to God.SPONSOR LINKS:The Israel Bible https://theisraelbible.com/Prohibition Pickle https://www.facebook.com/Prohibitionpickle/Hebron Fund https://hebronfund.org/The Jewish Press https://www.jewishpress.com/PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://yishaifleisher.com/podcast/ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3mIsdfU Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3oP2Reo4JYnfIJdDUrQS2c RSS: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1271258.rss YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/YishaiFleisherTV SUPPORT & CONNECT:Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcastSupport on Givecloud: https://kumah.givecloud.co/Twitter: https://twitter.com/YishaiFleisherInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/yishaifleisherLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yishaifleisher/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YishaiFleisherSupport the show

The Land of Israel Network
Yishai Fleisher Show: The "Know Before Whom You Are Standing" Tattoo

The Land of Israel Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 66:19


Malkah is back and joins Rabbi Yishai to talk about an unusual Jewish tattoo, the light of Lag BaOmer, and the baseless hate and darkness that threatens Israel. Ben Bresky on the historic celebrations of Rabbi Simon's passing. And finally, Table Torah: Connecting to Land of Israel for a true connection to God.

Women Your Mother Warned You About
Your Voice with Jeff Bajorek

Women Your Mother Warned You About

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 58:27


Your voice. There are so many ways to look at it. Standing up and letting yourself be heard. Your communication skills with potential clients. Your inner voice that may push you forward or hold you back. All of these things are are covered in today's episode with one of the greatest voices in sales. Jeff Bajorek, Leadership and Management coach, corporate and executive trainer, author and speaker is back with Gina and Susanna.  As you know, this show doesn't follow any script or boring pre-scripted questions. Today's discussion starts with talking about Jeff's amazing voice. Yes, just listen to it. But it goes well beyond that.  Your voice is what sells. It's finding common ground with prospects to close a deal, it's the voice that finds a balance between pushing for a sale and being patiently empathetic with a potential buyer.  Jeff also talks about the voice in your head that keeps you from cold calling. The voice that actual picks up the phone and talks with sales leads, the one that leaves actually leaves a voicemail, which is another chance to let someone hear your voice and presence. Susanna poses the question if people are born sellers or if they can learn to be salespeople. Jeff considers the perception around sales and how it keeps many people from even pursuing it. He also explains the importance of focus, not spreading yourself too thin, and to do the things that give you the best results and do them well, how imposter syndrome never goes away but just changes, and if you feel completely comfortable and that you belong, you aren't pushing yourself enough. PLUS! Hear what Jeff will be speaking about at Outbound 2022, and the inspiring atmosphere that only Outbound can deliver. Find out more about Rethink The Way You Sell Listen to Jeff's new podcast  Come and grow with Sales Gravy & Sales Gravy University More about Gina Engagement Expert – Speaker – Sales Trainer – Entrepreneur – Improv Comic Gina is a Master Sales Trainer for Jeb Blount's Sales Gravy who combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition. “Sass without too much crass” is how Gina Trimarco describes herself. A high energy entrepreneur, engager, speaker, trainer, improv comedienne and podcast producer, Gina credits most of her success on her upbringing by her Italian mobster dad and German immigrant mother.  

Pelvicpreneur Podcast
111 - Pelvic Floor | 5 Reasons Standing Exercises Rock For Pelvic Floor Clients

Pelvicpreneur Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 44:09


It's true that there's life beyond the Shoulder Bridge and the Kegel when it comes to prescribing exercises to clients with pelvic floor dysfunction, but do you know the real reasons why standing exercises are so incredibly beneficial for our pelvic floor patients? Whilst it's a delicious experience to lay our postnatal clients on their backs post-pregnancy, it's not always practical to do this (particularly once you throw a baby/toddler and/or a four-legged friend into the mix!), and if workout space is an issue for you or your client, you need to put your thinking cap on for sure, don't you? In this episode, Claire is highlighting a recent client case study where she relieved a client (22 years post-birth!), of her stress and urge incontinence symptoms by prescribing standing exercises only. If you'd like to be a fly-on-the-wall in Claire's clinic room as she spells out this clients' exercise history and pelvic floor symptoms, as well as a list of the standing exercises she set this client for homework, grab a notebook and pen, pop your earbuds in and enjoy! Sign up to Your Pelvic Matters Teacher Training program here - www.clairemockridge.com/enrol Links and resources: Episode 109 - Can We Really Solve Pelvic Floor Issues In A Group Class? Access Claire's private podcast "Boundaries For Business" library - www.clairemockridge.com/boundaries Find out more about Claire's 1:1 Business Mentoring services - www.clairemockridge.com/mentoring Check out the Profit, Pricing + Productivity course - www.clairemockridge.com/profit Are we Instagram friends yet? - https://instagram.com/clairemockridge/ Stay connected and sign up to the mailing list - https://clairemockridge.com/newsletter  

The Megyn Kelly Show
Uncovering the UAP Mystery, and Standing For Your Beliefs, with Lue Elizondo and Jonathan Isaac | Ep. 324

The Megyn Kelly Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 100:37


Megyn Kelly is joined by Lue Elizondo, former director of AATIP, to talk about what we learned at the first public Congressional hearing about UAPs (UFOs) in 50 years, what was ignored by the witnesses, the lack of historical context in the hearing, new videos of UAPs that were shown at the public Congressional hearing, the danger of UAPs that can't be identified, why even identifying UAPs as "drones" could still be a problem, and more. Then Jonathan Isaac, NBA player and author of "Why I Stand," joins the show to talk about his decision to stand during the National Anthem when every other NBA player kneeled, the reaction from his teammates, how the media treated him, the Black Lives Matter organization, his decision not to get the COVID vaccine, the media backlash, fear and tech censorship, how faith and belief in God guided him through tough times, the importance of working hard, growing up and his family, and more.Find out more about vaccines at the CDC's official site: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html The CDC's official COVID vaccine site: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html The WHO's official site: https://www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/vaccines-and-immunization-vaccine-safetyFollow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MegynKellyTwitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShow Find out more information at: https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow 

Can't Knock The Pod
Episode 119 - "Last Tree Standing"

Can't Knock The Pod

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 144:34


After a week off the gang is back with another hilarious episode. We kick the episode off with a weekend recap which leads Art to ask Sette a question from one of the friends. To get to the bottom of is we make a phone call to Sette's significant other. We also get some exclusive baby news during the call. After that we jump into music by taking a deep dive into both Jack Harlow's and Kendrick Lamar albums. We go song by song in the Kendrick and Art plays a snippet of "We Cry Together." Do we care that Jack Harlow doesn't know who Brandy brother is? Art calls a good friend to ask about the Lovers and Friends festival in Vegas. Also we get into the Freddie Gibbs fight and we say how we really feel abt the YSL RICO case. Our prayers go out to the families dealing with tragedy from the Buffalo shooting, we close the episode out giving our thoughts on the massacre. We do appreciate your support and we have big things on the horizon!!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cantknockthepod/support

The Visual Lounge
Improving Your On-Camera Presence

The Visual Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 50:27


Leveling up your videos is sometimes all about getting back to basics. When creating live training or pre-recorded learning content, there's one question you should ask yourself - what is your on-camera presence like? In the learning industry, your on-camera presence is key to getting your message across. But what if you're not a natural in front of the camera? Don't worry, the truth is most people aren't. If you want to learn how to improve your on-camera image, we've got just the episode of The Visual Lounge for you. Diana Howles, CEO and Co-Owner of Howles Associates, shares some tips for success and breaks down all the little details you should think about to improve your videos and give a great impression to your audience. Diana is an award-winning speaker, author, and international virtual trainer with 25 years of experience in the learning industry. She has conducted live online training for clients since 2000 and has taught virtual classes in more than a dozen countries. Diana is also the author of the book Next Level Virtual Training. Learning points from the episode include: 0:00 – 3:31 Intro 3:31 – 5:14 Diana explains the premise of her book, Next Level Virtual Training 5:15 – 8:19 What is an on-camera presence and why is it important? 8:19 – 13:13 What to do if you're not comfortable on camera 13:13 – 15:29 How to tweak your on-camera presence for live vs. pre-recorded video 15:29 – 21:21 Steps to take to get more comfortable on camera 21:21 – 23:34 Standing vs. sitting while on camera: which is best? 23:34 – 29:41 Common mistakes people make on camera 29:41 – 41:13 How to use the B.L.E.A.C.H method to clean up your on-camera presence 41:13 – 43:35 Where to find more tips from Diana 43:35 – 49:27 Diana's speed round 49:27 – 50:32 Outro Important links and mentions: Howles Associates: https://howlesassociates.com/ (https://howlesassociates.com/) Follow Diana on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianaHowles (https://twitter.com/DianaHowles) Connect with Diana on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianahowles (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianahowles) Next Level Virtual Training: https://www.amazon.com/Level-Virtual-Training-Diana-Howles/dp/1953946038 (https://www.amazon.com/Level-Virtual-Training-Diana-Howles/dp/1953946038) Learn more about the https://academy.techsmith.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=visuallounge&utm_content=improving-your-on-camera-presence (TechSmith Academy). To read the blog post on the topic or watch the video, go to: https://www.techsmith.com/blog/?p=207770 (https://www.techsmith.com/blog/improving-your-on-camera-presence/)

Nine-Five Podcast
093: Leveraging Yourself through Your Creative Talents [Jenna Noelle]

Nine-Five Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 45:54


#0093 Top 3 Key Takeaways:The importance of collaborations and why getting out of your comfort zone might be the best thing you ever do for your business.Standing out against the competition, by leveraging your craft.Why doing things that fuel your creativity is good for you and your business.Building a business based around something you enjoy doing is a bit of a double edged sword.On one hand, you are doing what you enjoy!On the other hand, you're potentially turning what you enjoy into work...These are all things that today's guest, Jenna Noelle Porter faced while building her photography business. In today's episode you'll hear her story and how she was able to overcome some of the obstacles blocking her path (including the mindset), to ensure that she continues to enjoy what she does.To get the links and resources discussed in this episode, head over to the Episode 93 Show Notes.Are you ready to start your own podcast? Book a Call with Nick to find out how we can develop a plan to your new show launched in just 8-weeks!If you enjoyed the episode, be sure to leave a review of the Nine-Five Podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Prep Rally - Last teams standing in the state baseball and softball tournaments

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 40:41


The Bentonville Tigers were the last team from the 6A-West to earn a berth in the state baseball tournament. Now they are the last team standing from the West after punching their ticket to the state finals. The Van Buren baseball team is back in the championship game for the second straight year, and the Bentonville softball team is making its sixth consecutive state championship game appearance. Sign up for our free Prep Sports newsletter at: nwaonline.com/sportsemail/

The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast
Ep.331: Stand Up with Dr. Christina Crenshaw

The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 44:30


Standing up for truth in this cultural moment can be challenging and vulnerable, just ask Dr. Christina Crenshaw, an associate of Cultural Engagement and Leadership with Dallas Theological Seminary. In 2021 she was thrust in the media spotlight after taking a stand on a current hot button issue (which we talk about in this episode). From asking more questions, to finding studies and data around the topic at hand, to leaning into lived experience, we get a full picture of what it means to be equipped for hard conversations as Christians. If you have ever found yourself discouraged by current cultural norms, this whole series is for you. You can find Christina on her website or Instagram SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW Courage and Calling by Gordon T. Smith   SIMPLY BE BOX Are you looking for a gift for the teen or tween girl in your life that she will LOVE & you can TRUST? Simply Be Box is the perfect gift for her! Simply Be Box is a faith-based subscription box for teen & tween girls filled with fun, positive, on-trend items, and encouragement to Simply Be who God created her to be. Use Code ODSSummer10 to receive $10 Off Your Subscription Purchase.

The Know For Sure Pod
EP 8: Megan Moves to ATL, Perception vs Reality, Standing By A Cheating Man

The Know For Sure Pod

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 93:23


This week B. Simone and Megan discuss the importance of putting energy into platonic friendships so that you don't miss out on purpose, healing, evolution and growth. Megan raises the question of what is more important: perception or reality and speaks on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his infidelity. B. Simone and Megan bring to light men leading women with no direction and explain how important it is to have purpose and be connected to a source. They agree on the idea of no longer having relationships with people who do not have a relationship with God.  Other topics you will hear: Jay Z and Beyonce elevator footage Manifestation game Marriages in culture are the beacon of hope Will and Jada infidelity Having sex with pregnant Rihanna  Thank you to our sponsors:   BSimone Beauty Get 20% off Sitewide for BSIMONE BEAUTY using the exclusive podcast code ‘KFS20' https://bsimonebeauty.com/ WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz67j2koC3urUkQirbvueCA

As Told By Us
Ep 113 - Here's how they did it: Six figure year, 5-figure month, standing in their authority

As Told By Us

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 55:53


Today, a few of our clients are sharing their advice on how The Weber Co has helped them take their businesses to the next level. You'll learn that here at The Weber Co, we link arms with our clients and provide support every step of the way. Join Whitney Carmichael, Lyndsey Woods, Stacey Heiny, and me as we chat about the transformation your business can have once you take the leap and invest in tools to level up.  These three Rockstar businesswomen are proof that if you're willing to do the work, you WILL see results.  Learn more about today's guests on past podcast episodes Stacey Heiny (episode 67), Whitney Carmichael (episode 88), and Lyndsey Woods (episode 99).   Connect with Steph: Apply for The Authority Brands Framework Training: https://theweberco.com/application Read about our programs here: https://theweberco.com/all-programs

The Art of Masculinity
Episode 277: Defining the Alpha Within with Stefanos Sifandos

The Art of Masculinity

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 52:08


On this episode, we talked about: Exploring edges and challenging yourself Seeking validation from others Understanding who you really are inside Being authentically self-confident Having a form of protection for men Understanding who you really are Feeling comfortable in your body Standing for a common idea Feeling comfortable asking others Leaning into other men Your brothers are going to be mirrored to you Understanding what being an alpha means Activating your leadership and your alpha Having the confidence to speak your truth Knowing the definition of an alpha Feeling comfortable with others "Every man has the capacity to be very fierce in a masculine expression and women can be very fierce in a feminine expression"   "It's very important that we become the quantum with ourselves in all ways constantly because that's how we grow"   "The only way that we as a man can really tap into our pure delivered intention is to do our inner work and that means exploring ourselves"   About Stefanos: Stefanos Sifandos has worked with thousands of people from all over the world: Elite Special Forces soldiers, Olympic Gold Medalists, high-performing CEOs and entrepreneurs, world champion fighters, couples wanting to deepen and/or heal their relationship and individuals with substantial mental health issues. This broad-spectrum and deep exposure has granted him profound access into the human condition.  His mission is to be a voice for the voiceless; to assist individuals in actualizing the fullness of their potentiality; to relate consciously to each other with authentic love; to be a conscious steward of Earth and continue to evolve and expand the entirety of his being – this is his humble gift to humanity and to his own self. You can follow and support Stefanos at:  Web: https://stefanossifandos.com/ Activate Your Alpha Application: www.mpoweredbrotherhood.com/alpha  IG: @stefanossifandos    Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

The Greek Current
Why is Erdogan standing in the way of Sweden and Finland's NATO bid?

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 14:57


Turkey surprised its NATO allies last week by saying it would not view the applications of Sweden and Finland positively, and on Monday Turkish President Erdogan doubled down on comments last week indicating that the two Nordic countries´ path to NATO would be anything but smooth. Erdogan also cited Greece to express his disagreement over Finland and Sweden joining the transatlantic alliance. Expert Alan Makovsky joins Thanos Davelis today to break down what the key issues are, look at what Erdogan hopes to gain with this policy, and break down what this means for US-Turkish relations. Alan Makovsky is a senior fellow for national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress, and has worked on Turkey and the region in several capacities, including as a senior staff member on the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the House of Representatives and at the State Department.You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Erdogan says Swedish, Finnish delegations should not bother coming to TurkeyTurkey objects as Sweden, Finland seek NATO membershipBiden praises Greece for ‘moral leadership' after Russia invasionNATO does not need more tension between Greece and Turkey, Mitsotakis tells university audienceEU growth forecast cut as war in Ukraine fuels inflationCommission delivers gloomy numbers but tries to bat away stagflation fears

Our Daily Bread Podcast | Our Daily Bread

In 1478, Lorenzo de Medici, the ruler of Florence, Italy, escaped an attack on his life. His countrymen sparked a war when they tried to retaliate for the attack on their leader. As the situation worsened, the cruel King Ferrante I of Naples became Lorenzo’s enemy, but a courageous act by Lorenzo changed everything. He visited the king unarmed and alone. This bravery, paired with his charm and brilliance, won Ferrante’s admiration and ended the war. Daniel also helped a king experience a change of heart. No one in Babylon could describe or interpret a troubling dream King Nebuchadnezzar had. This made him so angry that he decided to execute all his advisors—including Daniel and his friends. But Daniel asked to visit the king who wanted him dead (Daniel 2:24). Standing before Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel gave God all the credit for revealing the mystery of the dream (v. 28). When the prophet described and deciphered it, Nebuchadnezzar honored the “God of gods and the Lord of kings” (v. 47). Daniel’s uncommon courage, which was born of his faith in God, helped him, his friends, and the other advisors avoid death that day. In our lives, there are times when bravery and boldness are needed to communicate important messages. May God guide our words and give us the wisdom to know what to say and the ability to say it well.

The Revive Stronger Podcast
241: The Improvement Season - How To Train Your Calves

The Revive Stronger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 68:41


Welcome to the improvement Season Podcast! Join coach Pascal & Steve as they venture into their improvement season…basically bodybuilding journey. This week we're continuing our guide on how to train a specific body part and this time we cover how to train your calves. Timestamps: (00:00) Intro (01:56) Posing in offseason and too early in a contest prep (15:11) Pre-planning mini cuts (24:26) Taking things as they come (28:52) Standing up for yourself (34:55) How to train your calves, exercise selection and tips & tricks (44:02) Volume & Frequency (55:41) Rep range (57:36) Tips & tricks & things to avoid Thanks, please comment, like and subscribe! COACHING: https://revivestronger.com/online-coaching/ MEMBERSITE: https://revivestronger.com/team-revive-stronger/ WEBSITE: https://www.revivestronger.com FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/revivestronger INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/revivestronger NEWSLETTER: https://bit.ly/2rRONG5 YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXEZjFCuUik __________________________________________________________________ If you want to support us via a donation, that's highly appreciated! Patreon • https://www.patreon.com/revivestronger Don't like Patreon, go to Paypal! • https://bit.ly/2XZloJ4 __________________________________________________________________ Our Ebooks! Ultimate Guide To Contest Prep Ebook: • https://revivestronger.com/product/the-ultimate-guide-to-contest-prep/ Primer Phase Ebook: • https://revivestronger.com/product/the-primer-phase/ __________________________________________________________________ Stay up to date with the latest research and educate yourself! MASS (Research Review): • https://goo.gl/c7FSJD RP+ Membership: • https://ob262.isrefer.com/go/plus/Steve90/ JPS Mentorship • https://jpseducation.mykajabi.com/a/13324/esJ8AZwy __________________________________________________________________ Books we recommend! Muscle & Strength Pyramids • https://goo.gl/S8s6tG RP Books • http://bit.ly/2vREaH0 RP + Members site • https://ob262.isrefer.com/go/plus/Steve90/ For more • http://revivestronger.com/library/ __________________________________________________________________ Supplements: www.cnpprofessional.co.uk - STEVE15 for 15% off __________________________________________________________________ When you're interested in online coaching, please go visit our website and follow the application form: https://www.revivestronger.com/online-coaching/

Veterans for Peace Radio Hour
Veterans for Peace standing with ALICE WALKER

Veterans for Peace Radio Hour

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 60:01


In this show we replay a webinar hosted by the United Anti-war Coalition (UNAC) called Stand with Alice Walker. In the webinar, Chris Hedges, Susan Abulhawa, Alice Walker, and host Jeff Mackler discuss how Alice Walker was banned from a book show because she is being accused of being anti-Semitic because of her support for the people of Palestine.

ARISE The Podcast
86. “The Only Thing Standing in the Way of My Success is Myself”: How to Get Out of Your Own Way to Create the Business of Your Dreams

ARISE The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 25:53


It's time to get out of your own way to truly step into the reality you've always dreamed of. Have you ever asked yourself questions like “Why aren't I getting anywhere or taking action right now?” Don't worry, you're not alone! We've all been there before, but what I'm sharing with you today is absolute fire!  I'm going to guide you through why we tend to get stuck in our own heads and how to get above it and move forward. I'll share my three wee little secrets on how you can get out of your own way and create the business of your dreams. We're going to get you on the path of alignment, so your actions, thoughts and behaviours match the level of success you are striving for in your life. In today's episode we chat about: - How to get out of your own way in three simple steps - Becoming unbelievably aware of what you want to achieve - How you can create change through awareness - Getting crystal clear on your intentions  - Becoming curious about your emotions and beliefs - Focusing on your own feelings instead of the external - A visualization practice to tap into your feelings so you can start aligning with your desires and raise your vibration PS: Are you loving the podcast? It would mean the world if you could rate and review the podcast. This helps spread the word of the show to other ambitious female entrepreneurs just like you. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to tag me on your Instagram @_rebeccahaydon_ or send your review to rebecca@rebeccahaydon.com for your chance to get a FREE 30 Minute 1:1 session with me. And, if you haven't done so already, follow the show so you don't miss out on any new, plus juicy bonus episodes. Follow now!   HEAD TO THE SHOW NOTES: https://www.rebeccahaydon.com/episode86

The Burn Bag Podcast
Standing with Ukraine: Polish Embassy DCM Adam Krzywosądzki on the Russo-Ukrainian War, European Security, and the Path Forward

The Burn Bag Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 48:05


In this episode, Ryan talks with Adam Krzywosądzki, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the  Embassy of Poland to the United States. They discuss the Polish perspective on Russia's war against Ukraine and why Poland has been such a steadfast supporter of Ukrainian sovereignty. Adam delves into the ways in which Poland and other NATO and EU countries are pushing back against Russian aggression, but also notes what else can be done. The conversation then turns to Ukraine's humanitarian crisis and how Poland has taken in and provided support to millions of refugees. While there does not seem to be an end in sight now, Adam points out what the international community can do to assist Ukraine, as well as how institutions such as NATO and the EU can play a decisive role. To learn more about how to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland, please click here. 

11Point7: The College Baseball Podcast
Weekend Recap + Conference Standing Breakdown + Regional Teams

11Point7: The College Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 115:25


What's more surprising... a raccoon being picked up in the middle of the game, or #'s 2,3,4,6,7 all losing weekend series? This episode starts out with the guys laughing and ultimately turns into one of the biggest arguments in 11.7 history.  Conference breakdowns Regional teams Much much more

Love’s Last Call
“War of the Kingdoms – Standing in Truth in These Desperate Times” - Part 1

Love’s Last Call

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 13:45


We are living at a critical time of world history, right at the end of the Church dispensation and shortly before the revelation of Satan's world empire, which will be headed by the Antichrist and the False Prophet.The “born-again” children of God proclaim the Rapture of His True Church, followed by the Tribulation Period, and finally the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the future revelation of His Kingdom. While the non-Christian world is preparing for a “New World Order” which will be in direct opposition to the Kingdom of God.The present conflict in the spiritual realms between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan will culminate in a physical confrontation during the battle of Armageddon at the end of the Great Tribulation, directly after the Second Coming of Christ. It will be a short and decisive war, during which the Antichrist and the false prophet will be cast into the Lake of Fire, their followers will be destroyed, and Satan will be bound in a bottomless pit for one thousand years (Rev. 19:19 to 20:3). That will be followed by the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ in power and majesty!Now is the time for God's True Church to awaken; for we are standing on the precipice of the final things the Lord has promised will come to pass making it all the more important for us to be grounded in Truth and ready to defend that Truth at any cost.Support the show

Agile Uprising Podcast
Standing on Bits with Steve Tendon

Agile Uprising Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 39:48


  This week we welcome back the creator of Tameflow Steve Tendon to talk about his newest book, Standing on Bits.  We discuss the different flows in an organization, how to tie the work that agile teams produce to financial results, the importance of signals in your system, and once again...if you have nothing to do, go fishing! Enjoy! Standing on Bits - Link to Purchase The Tameflow Website   If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a review, a rating, or leave comments on iTunes, Stitcher or your podcasting platform of choice. It really helps others find us.  Much thanks to the artist Krebs from Machine Man Records who provided us our outro music free-of-charge!  If you like what you heard, check out these links to find more music you might enjoy! If you'd like to join the discussion and share your stories,  please jump into the fray at our Discord Server! We at the Agile Uprising are committed to being totally free.  However, if you'd like to contribute and help us defray hosting and production costs we do have a Patreon.  Who knows, you might even get some surprises in the mail!  

King's Community Church, Aberdeen
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

King's Community Church, Aberdeen

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 38:40


Pastor Craig Johnson is with us to share a word on Hebrews 11 and what it means to be standing on the shoulders of giants in our Christian walks.

Seibertron.com Transformers Twincast/Podcast
Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #300 "Last Pod Standing"

Seibertron.com Transformers Twincast/Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 167:09


This episodes begins with a special feature as we talk to Nick Roche, the writer of the new Last Bot Standing comic mini-series, about the new book and his time spent working on Transformers comics over the past 15+ years. Listen in to hear about the origins of the new story, details on the characters within and much more. Toy discussion topics with the regular cast of the show follow, starting out with a look at the upcoming Masterpiece Trailbreaker toy. Amazon's exclusive Wreck 'n Rule collection comes up next with all the reveals and preorders having hit throughout the week for toys such as Impactor, G2 Leadfoot, Springer, Twin Twist, Mr. Bones and another incarnation of Bulkhead that no one wanted. A brief chat about the new Studio Series figures headed our way leads into a talk about LEGO, who officially unveiled an Optimus Prime set that has fans buzzing. More toy repaint talk, a listener question about a hypothetical end of all Transformers comics and then bragging rights follow, but that's not the end of this one. For this special 300th episode, we dive deep into our memories and storage bins to figure out what our 300th most favorite Transformers is and why.

BGMania: A Video Game Music Podcast
Gusty & Windy Levels

BGMania: A Video Game Music Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 119:31


Episode #234 of BGMania: A Video Game Music Podcast. This week on the show, Bryan and Bedroth from RPGera have blown in on the wind to discuss some windy and gusty music taken from appropriate areas in games! Email the show at bgmaniapodcast@gmail.com with requests for upcoming episodes, questions, feedback, comments, concerns, whatever you want really! Special thanks to our Executive Producers: Jexak & Xancu. EPISODE PLAYLIST AND CREDITS Yoshi's Standing in the Wind from Yoshi's Story [Kazumi Totaka, 1998] Like the Wind from Elemental Master [Toshiharu Yamanishi, 1990] Heat Wind -Dhalsim's Theme- from Street Fighter EX3 [Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, Takayuki Aihara, & Yasuhisa Watanabe, 2000] Windy Day from Metal Slug 5 [Toshikazu Tanaka, 2003] Follow Me (Into the Storm) from Astro's Playroom [Kenneth C. M. Young, 2020] Valley of the Four Winds from World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria [Jeremy Soule & Edo Guidotti, 2012] Windy Windmills from Fox 'n' Forests [Filippo Beck Peccoz, 2018] Like a Whirlwind from Only You [Shade, 1995] Whirlwind from Samurai Warriors 4 [Yojiro Yoshimatsu, Hiroaki Takahashi, & Kensuke Inage, 2014] Windmill in Your Heart from Narsillion: Leithian Another Story [TeMP, 2002] Gusty Gulch Adventure from Paper Mario [Yuka Tsujiyoko & Taishi Senda, 2000] Windy from Silence [Tilo Alpermann, 2016] Blo Wee's Realm -Wind World- from Snake Pass [David Wise, 2017] Knight of the Wind from Sonic and the Black Knight [Jun Senoue feat. Crush 40, 2009] SUPPORT US Patreon: https://patreon.com/rpgera CONTACT US Website: https://rpgera.com Discord: https://discord.gg/cC73Heu Twitch: https://twitch.tv/leveldowngames Twitter: https://twitter.com/OriginalLDG Instagram: https://instagram.com/bryan.ldg/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/leveldowngaming RPGERA PODCAST NETWORK Very Good Music: A VGM Podcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bgmania/message

Very Bold Radio Podcast w/ Steve Teel
Very Bold Radio 5-14-22 with Billie Jauss

Very Bold Radio Podcast w/ Steve Teel

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 49:45


Billie Jauss comes on to the show to talk about her book Distraction Detox: Release Emotional Barriers, Restructure Priorities, and Realize God's Best. It is an episode about freedom, tackling toxic thoughts, and meditating on God's word. Time Stamps:  0:00-1:50 Intro to interview with Billie Jauss, author of Distraction Detox.  1:50-5:25 Billie's “Big League” life. Speaking about being a MLB Baseball wife. Using the baseball field as a mission field.  5:25-8:35 Challenging baseball players in their faith. Wanting to help the players be better men than they are baseball players.  8:35-10:40 Pouring into the wives of the players. Standing in the gap and filling the needs she sees.  10:40-12:00 Participating in Baseball Chapel, which provides services and bible studies.  12:00-15:10 Watching the Home Run Derby.  15:10-19:35 Starting the conversation about Billie's book Distraction Detox. Dealing with backlash in the baseball industry and how words can hold power for years.  19:35-22:15 Digging through the past to see why we have the negative thoughts that we do. Choosing to give more power to God's truth, than the words of people.   22:15-27:35 How Billie personally replaces negative thoughts that keep us stuck in discouragement. Facing fear and unbelief and being your own biggest bully.  27:35-35:00 How to handle fear of judgement and unfair judgement that comes from others. Finding freedom from the yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1) 35:00-40:00 Ways to identify the toxic thoughts that we have. Pausing and inviting Jesus in. Creating healthy habits to fight these thoughts.  40:00-41:20 Host Steve Teel talks about his project in works of Scrappin', combining scriptures and rapping to help promote learning scripture.  41:20-44:15 Relating back to the book, Distraction Detox, where Billie Jauss shows deceptions versus their truths from scripture.  44:15-47:00 Words and a prayer from Billie. Reminding listeners that God wants you to be free.  47:00-49:45 Final encouragement from Steve Teel, that Jesus is very pleased with you. Go and be very bold.  Standout Moments/Quotes: 6:25 God has given you this platform and this financial ability to be able to make an impact on the Kingdom.  17:55 A lot of people think when they become successful that they don't need Jesus.  18:20 We have to experience the sadness and what pain feels like but with out getting stuck there.  25:45 The Holy Spirit can fill us with God's truth if we meditate on it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bob, Groz and Tom
Hour 1- What the NFL schedule release tells us about the Seahawks' national standing

Bob, Groz and Tom

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 39:51


10:00 - What the NFL schedule release tells us about the Seahawks' national standing    10:13 - Headline Rewrites  The Mariners look to end their skid...against the Mets, who are the National League's best team  In related news, I'm looking to end my dating dry spell … by talking exclusively to celebrities and models    The first game of the NFL season will be between the Super Bowl champion Rams and the Buffalo Bills  First game of the NFL season will be … a legitimately great matchup    Between the NHL and NBA playoffs, there will be four separate game 7s on Saturday  Great news for all you homebodies, who didn't need any real excuse to not put pants on this weekend    10:30 - It's Broncos-Seahawks in Week 1 after all. So, who has the advantage?     10:45 -  Series preview: Mets-Mariners     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Your Anxiety Toolkit
Ep. 284 6-Part Series: Managing Mental Compulsions (with Shala Nicely)

Your Anxiety Toolkit

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 41:43


SUMMARY:  In this weeks podcast, we have my dearest friend Shala Nicely talking about how she manages mental compulsions.  In this episode, Shala shares her lived experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and how she overcomes mental rituals. In This Episode: How to reduce mental compulsions for OCD and GAD. How to use Flooding Techniques with Mental Compulsions Magical Thinking and Mental Compulsions BDD and Mental Compulsions Links To Things I Talk About: Shalanicely.com Book: Is Fred in the Refridgerator? Book: Everyday Mindfulness for OCD ERP School: https://www.cbtschool.com/erp-school-lp Episode Sponsor: This episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit is brought to you by CBTschool.com.  CBTschool.com is a psychoeducation platform that provides courses and other online resources for people with anxiety, OCD, and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors.  Go to cbtschool.com to learn more. Spread the love! Everyone needs tools for anxiety... If you like Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast, visit YOUR ANXIETY TOOLKIT PODCAST to subscribe free and you'll never miss an episode. And if you really like Your Anxiety Toolkit, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (maybe even two). EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION This is Your Anxiety Toolkit - Episode 284. Welcome back, everybody. We are on the third video or the third part of this six-part series on how to manage mental compulsions. Last week's episode with Jon Hershfield was bomb, like so good. And I will say that we, this week, have Shala Nicely, and she goes for it as well. So, I am so honored to have these amazing experts talking about mental compulsions, talking about what specific tools they use.  So, I'm not going to take too much time of the intro this time, because I know you just want to get to the content. Again, I just want to put a disclaimer. This should not replace professional mental health care. This series is for educational purposes only. My job at CBT School is to give you as much education as I can, knowing that you may or may not have access to care or treatment in your own home. So, I'm hoping that this fills in a gap that maybe we've missed in the past in terms of we have ERP School, that's an online course teaching you everything about ERP to get you started if you're doing that on your own. But this is a bigger topic. This is an area that I'd need to make a complete new course. But instead of making a course, I'm bringing these experts to you for free, hopefully giving you the tools that you need.  If you're wanting additional information about ERP School, please go to CBTSchool.com. With that being said, let's go straight over to this episode with Shala Nicely.  Kimberley: Welcome, Shala. I am so happy to have you here. Shala: I am so happy to be here. Thank you for having me. Kimberley: Okay. So, I have heard a little bit of your views on this, but I am actually so excited now to get into the juicy details of how you address mental compulsions or mental rituals. First, I want to check in with you, do you call them mental compulsions, rituals, rumination? How do you address them? Shala: Yeah. All those things. I also sometimes call it mental gymnastics up in your head, it's all sorts of things you're doing in your head to try to get some relief from anxiety. Kimberley: Right. So, if you had a patient or a client who really was struggling with mental compulsions, whether or not they were doing other compulsions as well, how might you address that particular part of their symptomology? Shala: So, let me answer that by stepping back a little bit and telling you about my own experience with this, because a lot of the way I do it is based on what I learned, trying to manage my own mental rituals. I've had OCD probably since I was five or six, untreated until I was 39. Stumbled upon the right treatment when I went to the IOCDF Conference and started doing exposure mostly on my own. I went to Reid Wilson's two-day group, where I learned how to do it. But the rest of the time, I was implementing on my own. And even though I had quite a few physical compulsions, I would've considered myself a primary mental ritualizer, meaning if we look at the majority, my compulsions were up in my head. And the way I think about this is I think that sometimes if you have OCD for long enough, and you've got to go out and keep functioning in the world and you can't do all these rituals so that people could see, because then people will be like, “What's wrong with you? What are you doing?” you take them inward. And some mental compulsions can take the place of physical compulsions that you're not able to do for whatever reason because you're trying to function. And I'd had untreated OCD for so long that most of my rituals were up in my head, not all, but the great majority of them.  Exposure & Response Prevention for Mental Compulsions So, when I started to do exposure, what I found was I could do exposure therapy, straight up going and facing my fears, like going and being around things that might be triggering all I wanted, but I wasn't necessarily getting better because I wasn't addressing the mental rituals. So, basically, I'm doing exposure without response prevention or exposure with partial response prevention, which can make things either worse or just neutralize your efforts. So, what I did was I figured out how to be in the presence of triggers and not be up in my head, trying to do analyzing, justifying, figuring it out, replaying the situation with a different ending, all the sorts of things that I would do over and over in my head. And the way I did this was I took something I learned from Jonathan Grayson and his book, Freedom From OCD. I know you're having him on for this series too. And he talked about doing all this ERP scripting, where you basically write out the worst-case scenario, what you think your OCD thinks is going to happen and you write it in either a worst-case way or an uncertainty-focused way. And what I did was after reading his book, I took that concept and I just shortened it down, and anything that my OCD was afraid of, I would just wrap may or may not surround it.  So, for instance, an example that I use in Is Fred in the Refrigerator?, my memoir, Taming OCD and Reclaiming My Life was that I used to-- when I was walking through stores like Target, if I saw one of those little plastic price tags that had fallen on the ground, if I didn't pick it up and put it out of harm's way, I was afraid somebody was going to slip and fall and break their neck. And it would be on some security camera that I just walked on past it and didn't do anything. So, a typical scrupulosity obsession. And so, going shopping was really hard because I'm cleaning up the store as I'm shopping. And so, what I would do is I would either go to Target, walk past the price tag. And then as I'm just passing the price tag, I would say things. And in Target, I obviously couldn't do this really out loud, mumble it out loud as best, but I may or may not cause somebody to kill themselves by they're going to slip and fall on that price tag because I didn't pick it up. I may or may not be an awful, terrible rotten human being. They may or may not catch me and throw me into jail. I may or may not rot in prison. People may or may not find out what a really bad person I really am. This may or may not be OCD, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.  And that would allow me to be present with the obsessions, all the what-ifs – those are basically what-ifs turned into ‘may or may nots' – without compulsing with them, without doing anything that would artificially lower my anxiety. So, it allowed me to be in the presence of those obsessive thoughts while interrupting the pattern of the mental rituals. And that's really how I use ‘may or may nots' and how I teach my clients to use ‘may or may nots' today is using them to really be mindfully present of what the OCD is worried about while not interacting with that content in a way that's going to make things worse. So, that's how I developed it for myself. And I think that-- and that is a tool that I would say is an intermediary tool. So, I use that now in my own recovery. I don't have to use 'may or may nots'. It's very often at all. If I get super triggered, which doesn't happen too terribly often, but if I get super triggered and I cannot get out of my head, I'll use 'may or may nots'.  But I think the continuum is that you try to do something to interrupt the mental rituals, which for me is the 'may or may nots'. You can also-- people can write down the scripts, they can do a worst-case scenario. But eventually, what you're trying to get to is you're trying to be able to hear the OCD, what-ifs in your head and completely ignore it. And I call that my shoulders back, the way of thinking about things. Just put your shoulders back and you move on with your day. You don't acknowledge it.  What I'll do with clients, I'll say, “If you had the thought of Blue Martian is going to land on my head, I mean, you wouldn't even do anything with that thought. That thought would just go in and go out and wouldn't get any of your attention.” That's the way we want to treat OCD, is just thoughts can be there. I'm not going to say, “Oh, that's my OCD.” I'm not going to say, “OCD, I'm not talking to you.” I'm not going to acknowledge it at all. I'm just going to treat it like any other weird thought that we have during the day and move on.  Your question was, how would you help somebody who comes in with mental rituals? Well, first, I want to understand where are they in their OCD recovery? How long have they been doing these mental rituals? What percentage of their compulsions are mental versus physical? What are the kind of things that their OCD is afraid of? Basically, make a list or a hierarchy of everything they're afraid of. And then we start working on exposure therapy. And when I have them do exposures, the first exposure I do with people, we'll find something that's-- I start in the middle of the hierarchy. You don't have to, but I try. And I will have them face the fear. But then I'll immediately ask them, what is your OCD saying right now? And they'll tell me, and I'll say, “I want you to repeat after me.” I have them do this, and everyone that I see hates this, but I have them do it. Standing up with their shoulders back like Wonder Woman, because this type of power pose helps them. It changes the chemistry of your body and helps you feel more powerful.  OCD thinks it's very powerful. So, I want my clients to feel as powerful as they can. So, I have them stand like Wonder Woman and they repeat after me. Somebody could-- let's just say we are standing near something red on the floor. And I'll say, “Well, what is your OCD saying right now?” And they'll say, “Well, that's blood and it could have AIDS in it, and I'm going to get sick.” I'll say, “Well, that may or may not be a spot of blood on the floor. I may or may not get sick and I may or may not get AIDS, but I want to do this. I'm going to stay here. OCD, I want to be anxious, so bring it on.”  And that's how we do the exposure, is I ask them what's in their head. I have them repeat it to me until they understand what the process is. And then I'm having them be in the presence of this and just script, script, script away. That's what I call it scripting, so that they are in the presence of whatever's bothering them, but they're not up in their head. And anytime something comes in their head, I teach them to pull it down into the script. Never let something be circulating in your head without saying it out loud and pulling it into the script.  I will work on this technique with clients as we're working on exposures, because eventually what we'll want to do is instead of going all over the place, “That may or may not be blood, I may or may not get AIDS, I may or may not get sick,” I'll say, “Okay, of all the things you've just said, what does your OCD-- what is your OCD scared of the most? Let's focus on that.” And so, “I may or may not get AIDS. I may or may not get AIDS. I may or may not have HIV. I may or may not get AIDS,” over again until people start to say, “Oh, okay. I guess I don't have any control over this,” because what we're trying to do is help the OCD habituate to the uncertainty. Habituate, I know that'd be a confusing word. You don't have to habituate in order for exposure to work due to the theory of inhibitory learning, but we're trying to help your brain get used to the uncertainty here. Kimberley: And break into a different cycle instead of doing the old rumination cycle.  Shala: Yes. And so then, I'll teach people to just find their scariest fear. They say that over and over and over again. Then let's hit the next one. “Well, my family may or may not survive if I die because if I get a fatal disease and I die and my family may or may not be left destitute,” and then over and over. “My family may or may not be left destitute. My family may or may not be left destitute, whatever,” until we're hitting all the things that could be circulating in your head.  Now, some people really don't need to do that scripting because they're not up in their head that much. But that's the minority of people. I think most people with OCD are doing something in their head. And a lot of people aren't aware of what they're doing because these mental rituals are incredibly subtle at times. And so, as people, as my clients go out and work on these exposures, I'll have them tell me how it's going. I have people fill out forms on my website each day as they're doing exposures so I can see what's going on. And if they're not really up in their head and they don't really need to do the ‘may or may nots', great. That's better. In fact, just go do the exposure and go on with your life. If they're up in their head, then I have them do the 'may or may nots'. And so, that's how I would start with somebody.  And so, what I'm trying to do is I'm giving them what I call a bridge tool. Because people who have been mental ritualizing for a long time, I have found it's virtually impossible to just stop because that's what your mind is used to doing. And so, what I'm doing is I'm giving them a competing response. And I'm saying here, instead of mental ritualizing, I'd like you to say a bunch of 'may or may nots' statements while standing up and say them out loud while looking like Wonder Woman. Everybody rolls their eyes like, “Really?” But that's what we do as a bridge tool. And so, they've lifted enough mental weights, so to speak, with this technique that they can hear the OCD and start to disengage and not interact with it at all. Then we move to that technique. Flooding Techniques for Mental Rumination Kimberley: Is there a reason why-- and for some of the listeners, they may have learned this before, but is there a reason why you use 'may or may nots' instead of worst-case scenarios? Shala: For me, for my personal OCD recovery journey, what I found with worst-case scenario is I got too lost in the content. I remember doing-- I had had a mammogram, it had come back with some abnormal findings. I spent the whole weekend trying to do scripting about what could happen, and I was using worst-case scenario. Well, I end up in the hospital, I end up with breast cancer, I end up dead. And by the end of the weekend, I was completely demoralized. And I'm like, “Well, I don't bother because I'm going to be dead, because I have breast cancer.” That's where my mind took it because I've had OCD long enough that if I get a really scary and I start and I play around in the content, I'm going to start losing insight and I'm going to start doing depression as a compulsion, which is the blog we did talk about, where you start acting depressed because you're believing what the OCD says like, “Oh, well, I might as well just give up, I have breast cancer,” and then becoming depressed, and then acting like it's true. And then that's reinforcing the whole cycle.  So, for me, worst-case scenario scripting made things worse. So, when I stayed in the uncertainty realm, the ‘may or may nots' that helped because I was trying to help my brain understand, “Well, I may or may not have breast cancer. And if I do, I mean, I'll go to the doctor, I'll do what I need to do, but there's nothing I can do about it right now in my head other than what I'm doing.” Some people like worst-case scenario and it works fine for them. And I think that works too. I mostly use 'may or may nots' with clients unless they are unable through numbing that they might be doing. If they're unable to actually feel what they're saying, because they're used to turning it over in their head and pulling the anxiety down officially, and so I can't get a rise out of the OCD because there's a lot of really little subtle mental compulsions going on, then I'll insert some worst-case scenario to get the anxiety level up, to help them really feel the fear, and then pull back into 'may or may nots'. But there's nothing wrong with worst-case scenario. But for me, that was what happened. And I think if you are prone to depression, if you're prone to losing insight into your OCD when you've got a really big one, I think that's a risk factor for using that particular type of scripting.  Magical Thinking and Mental Compulsions  Kimberley: Right. And I found that they may or may not have worked just as well, except the one thing, and I'm actually curious on your opinion on this and I have not had this conversation, is I find that people who have a lot of magical thinking benefit by worst-case scenario, like their jinxing compulsions and so forth, like the fear of saying it means it will happen. So, saying the worst-case is the best exposure. Is that true for you? Shala: I have not had to use it much on my own magically. I certainly had a lot of magical thinking. Like, if I don't hit this green light, then somebody's going to die. But I think the worst-case scenario, I could actually work well in that, because if you use the worst-case scenario, it can make it seem so ridiculous that it helps people let go of it more easily. And I think you can do that with 'may or may nots' too. I'll try to encourage people to use the creativity that they have because everybody with OCD has a ton of creativity. And we know that because the OCD shares your brain and it's certainly the creative stuff And to one-up the OCD, you use the scripting to be like, “Gosh, I may or may not get some drug-disease and give it to my entire neighborhood. I may or may not kill off an entire section of my county. We may or may not infect the entire state of Georgia. The entire United States may or may not blow up because I got this one disease. So, they may or may not have to eject me off the earth and make me live on Mars because I'm such a bad person.” This ‘may or may not' is in all this crazy stuff too, because that's how to win, is to one up the OCD. It thinks that's scary, let's go even scarier. But the scary you get, it also gets a little bit ridiculous after a while. And then the whole thing seems to be a little bit ridiculous. So, I think you can still use that worst-case stuff with may or may not. Kimberley: Right. Okay. So, I mean, I will always sort of-- I know you really well. I've always held you so high in my mind in just how resilient and strong you are in doing this. How might you, or how do you help people who feel completely powerless at even addressing this? For you to say it, it sounds very like you're just doing it and it's so powerful. But for those who are really struggling with this idea of like, you said, coming out of your head, can you speak to how you address that in session if someone's really struggling to engage in 'may or may nots' and so forth? Shala: Yeah. Well, thank you for the kind words, first off. I think that it's really common for people with OCD by the time they get to a therapist to feel completely demoralized, especially if they've been to multiple therapists before they get to somebody who does ERP. And so, they feel like they're the victim at the hands of a very cruel abuser that they can't get away from. And so, they feel beaten down and they don't know how to get out of their heads. They feel like they're trapped in this mental prison. They can't get out. And if somebody is struggling like that, and they're doing the 'may or may nots' and the OCD is reacting, which of course, it will, and coming back at them stronger, which I always warn people, this is going to happen. When you start poking at this, the OCD is going to poke back and poke back even harder, because it wants to get you back in line so it can keep you prisoner.  So, what I'll often do in those situations, if I see somebody is really feeling like they have been so victimized, that they're never going to be able to get over this, is the type of script I have them do is more of an empowerment script, which could sound like this: “OCD, I'm not listening to you anymore. I'm not doing what you want. I am strong. I can do this.” And I might add some 'may or may nots' in there. “And I want to be anxious. Come on, bring it on. You think that's scary? Give me something else.”  I know you're having Reid Wilson on as part of this too. I learned all that “bring it on” type stuff and pushing for the anxiety from him. And I think helping people say that out loud can be really transformative. I've seen people just completely break down in tears of sort of, “Oh my gosh, I could do this,” like tears of empowerment from standing up and yelling at their OCD.  If people like swearing, I also just have them swear at it, like they would really swear at somebody who had been abusing them if they had a chance, because swearing actually can make you feel more powerful too, and I want to use all the tools we can. So, I think scripting comes in a number of forms. It's all about really taking what's in your head, turning it into a helpful self-talk and saying it out loud. And the reason out loud is important for any type of scripting is that if you're saying it in your head, it's going to get mixed up with all the jumble of mental ruminating that's going on. And saying it out loud makes it hard for you to ruminate. It's not impossible, but it's hard because you're saying it. Your brain really is only processing one thing at a time. And so, if you're talking and really paying attention to what you're saying, it's much harder to be up in your head spinning this around.  And so, adding these empowerment scripts in with the 'may or may nots' helps people both accept the uncertainty and feel like they can do this, feel like they can stand up to the OCD and say, “You've beaten me enough. No more. This is my life. I'm not letting you ruin it anymore. I am taking this back. I don't care how long it takes. I don't care what I have to do. I'm going to do this.” And that builds people up enough where they can feel like they can start approaching these exposures. Kimberley: I love that. I think that is such-- I've had that same experience of how powerful empowerment can be in switching that behavior. It's so important. Now, one thing I really want to ask you is, do you switch this method when you're dealing with other anxiety disorders – health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder? What is your approach? Is there a difference or would you say the tools are the same? Shala: There's a slight difference between disorders. I think health anxiety, I treat exactly like OCD. Even some of the examples I gave here were really health anxiety statements. With panic disorder-- and again, I learned this from Reid and you can ask him more about this when you interview him. But with pain disorder, it's all about, I want to feel more shorter breath, more like their elephant standing on my chest. I want my heart to be faster. But I'm doing this while I'm having people do exercises that would actually create those feelings, like breathing through a little bit of cocktail straw, jogging, turning up a space heater, and blowing it on themselves. So, we're trying to create those symptoms and then talk out loud and say, “Come on, I want more of this. I want to feel more anxious. Give me the worst panic attack you've ever had.” So, it's all about amping up the symptoms.  With social anxiety, it's a little bit different because with social anxiety, I would work on the cognitions first. Whereas with OCD, we don't work on the cognitions at all, other than I want you to have a different cognitive relationship with your disorder and your anxiety. I want you to want the anxiety. I want you to want the OCD to come and bother you because that gives you an opportunity to practice. That's the cognitive work with OCD. I do not work on the cognitive work on the content. I'm not going to say to somebody, “Well, the chance you're going to get AIDS from that little spot of blood is very small.” That's not going to be helpful  With social anxiety, we're actually working on those distorted cognitions at the beginning. And so, a lot of the work with social anxiety is going to be going out and testing those new cognitions, which really turns the exposures into what we call behavioral experiments. It's more of a cognitive method. We're going out and saying, “Gosh, my new belief, instead of everybody's judging me, is, well, everybody is probably thinking about themselves and I'm going to go do some things that my social anxiety wouldn't want me to do and test out that new belief.” I might have them use that new belief, but also if their anxiety gets really high and they're having a hard time saying, “Well, that person may or may not be judging me. They may or may not be looking at me funny. They may or may not go home and tell people about me.” But really, we're trying to do something a little bit different with social anxiety. Kimberley: And what about with generalized anxiety? With the mental, a lot of rumination there, do you have a little shift in how you respond? Shala: Yeah. So, it's funny that the talk that Michelle Massi and others gave at IOCDF-- I think it was at IOCDF this year about what's the difference between OCD and GAD is they're really aligned there. I mean, I treat GAD very similarly the way I treat OCD in that people are up in their heads trying to do things. They're also doing other types of safety behaviors, compulsive safety behaviors, but a lot of people GAD are just up in their head. They're just worried about more “real-life” things. But again, a lot of OCD stuff can be real-life things. I mean, look at COVID. That was real life. And people's OCD could wrap itself around that. So, I treat GAD and OCD quite similarly. There are some differences, but in terms of scripting, we call it “worry time” in GAD. It's got a different name, but it's basically the same thing. Kimberley: Right. Okay. Thank you for answering that because I know some folks here listening will be not having OCD and will be curious to see how it affects them. So, is that the practice for you or is there anything else you feel like people need to know going in, in terms of like, “Here is my strategy, here is my plan to target mental rituals”? What would you say? Shala: So, as I mentioned, I think the 'may or may nots' are bridge tool that are always available to you throughout your entire recovery. My goal with anybody that I'm working with is to help them get to the point where they can just use shoulders back. And the way that I think about this is what I call my “man in the park” metaphor. So, we've all probably been in a park where somebody is yelling typically about the end of the world and all that stuff. And even if you were to agree with some of the things that the person might say from a spiritual or religious standpoint, you don't run home and go, “Oh my gosh, we got to pack all our things up because it's the end of the world. We have to get with all of our relatives and be together because we're all going to die.” We don't do that. We hear what this guy's saying, and then we go on with our days, again, even if you might agree with some of the content. Now, why do we do that? We do that because it's not relevant in our life. We realize that person probably, unfortunately, has some problems. But it doesn't affect us. We hear it just like when we might hear birds in the background or a car honking, and we just go on with our day. That's how we want to treat OCD. What we do when we have untreated OCD is we run up to the man in the park and we say, “Oh my gosh, can I have a pamphlet? Let me read the pamphlet. Oh my gosh, you're right. Tell me more, tell me more.” And we're interacting with him, trying to get some reassurance that maybe he's wrong, that maybe he does really mean the end of the world is coming soon. Maybe it's going to be like in a hundred years. Eventually, we get to the point where we're handing out pamphlets for him. “Here, everybody, take one of these.” What we're doing with 'may or may nots' is we're learning how to walk by the man in the park and go, “The world may or may not be ending. The world may or may not be ending. I'm not taking a pamphlet. The world may or may not be ending.” So, we're trying to not interact with him. We're trying to take what he's saying and hold it in our heads without doing something compulsive that's going to make our anxiety higher. What we're trying to do is practice that enough till we can get to the point where we can be in the park with the guy and just go on with our day. We hear him speaking, but we're really-- it's just not relevant. It's just not part of our life. So, we just move on. And we're not trying to shove him away. It's just like any other noise or sound or activity that you would just-- it doesn't even register in your consciousness. That's what we're trying to do.  Now I think another way to think about this is if you think-- say you're in an art gallery. Art galleries are quiet and there are lots of people standing around, and there's somebody in there that you don't like or who doesn't like you or whatever. You're not going to walk up to that person and tap on their shoulder and say, “Excuse me, I'm going to ignore you.” You're just going to be like, “I know that person is there. I'm just going to do what I'm doing.” And I think that's-- I use that to help people understand this transition, because we're basically going from 'may or may nots' where we're saying, “OCD, I'm not letting you do this to me anymore,” so we are being really aggressive with it, to this being able to be in the same space with it, but we're not talking to it at all because we don't need to, because we can be in the presence with the intrusive thoughts that the OCD is reacting to, just like the presence of all the other thousands of thoughts we have each day without interacting with them. Kimberley: That's so interesting. I've never thought of it that way.  Shala: And so, that's where I'm trying to get people because that is the strongest, strongest recovery, is if you can go do the things that you want to do, be in the presence of the anxiety and not do compulsions physical or mental, you don't give anything for OCD to work with. I have a whole chapter in my memoir about this after I heard Reid say at one of the conferences, “We need to act as though what OCD is saying doesn't matter.” And that was revolutionary to me to hear that. And that's what we're trying to do both physically and mentally. Because if you can have an obsession and focus on what you want to focus on, do what you want to do, you're not giving OCD anything to work with. And typically, it'll just drain away. But this takes time. I mean, it has taken me years to learn how to do this, but I went untreated for 35 years too. It may not take you years, but it may. And that's okay. It's a process. And I think if you have trouble trying to do shoulders back, man in the park, use 'may or may nots'. You can use the combination. But I think we're trying to get to the point where you can just be with the OCD and hear it flipping out and just go on with your day. OCD, BDD, and Mental Rituals  Kimberley: In your book, you talk about the different voices. There is a BDD voice and an OCD voice. Was it harder or easier depending on the voice? Was that a component for you in that-- because the words and the voice sound a little different. I know in your memoir you give them different names and so forth, which if anyone hasn't read your memoir, they need to go right now and read it. Do you have any thoughts on that in terms of the different voices or the different ways in which the disorders interact? Shala: That's a really great question because yes, I think OCD does shift its voice and shift its persona based on how scared it is. So, if it's a little bit scared, it's probably going to speak to you. It's still going to be not a very nice voice. It might be urgent and pleading. But if it's super scared, I talk about mine being like the triad of hell, how my OCD will personify into different things based on how scared it is. And if it's super scared and it's going to get super big and it's going to get super loud in your head because it's trying desperately to help you understand you've got to save it because it thinks it's in danger. That's all its content. Then I think-- and if you have trouble ignoring it because it's screaming in your head, like the man in the park comes over with his megaphone, puts it right up against your ear and starts talking, that's hard to ignore. That's hard to act like that's not relevant because it hurts. There's so much noise.  That's when you might have to use a may or may not type approach because it's just so loud, you can't ignore it, because it's so scared. And that's okay. And again, sometimes I'll have to use that. Not too terribly often just because I've spent a long time working on how to use the shoulder's back, man in the park, but if I have to use it, I use it. And so, I think your thought about how do I interact with the OCD based on how aggressive it's being also plays into this. Kimberley: I love all this. I think this is really helpful in terms of being able to be flexible. I know sometimes we want just the one rule that's going to work in all situations, but I think you're right. I think that there needs to be different approaches. And would you say it depends on the person? Do you give them some autonomy over finding what works for them, or what would you say?  Shala: Absolutely. If people are up in their heads and they don't want to use 'may or may nots', I'll try to use some other things. If I really, really think that that's what we need right now, is we need scripting, I'll try to sell them on why. But at the end of the day, it's always my client's choice and I do it differently based on every client. For some clients, it might be just more empowering statements. For some clients where it's more panicky focused, it might be more about bringing on your anxiety. Sometimes it might be pulling self-compassion in and just saying the self-compassion statements out loud. So, it really does vary by person. There's no one-size-fits-all, but I think, I feel that people need to have something to replace the mental ritualizing with at the beginning that they've been doing it for a long time, just because otherwise, it's like, I'm giving them a bicycle, they've never ridden a bicycle before and I won't give them any training wheels. And that's really, really hard. Some people can do it. I mean, some people can just be like, “Oh, I'm to stop doing that in my head? Okay, well, I'll stop doing that in my head.” But most people need something to help them bridge that gap to get to the point where they can just be in the presence with it and not be talking to it in their heads. Kimberley: Amazing. All right. Any final statements from you as we get close to the end? Shala: I think that it's important to, as you're working on this, really think about what you're doing in your head that might be subtle, that could be making the OCD worse. And I think talking and being willing to talk about this to therapists about putting it all out there, “Hey, I'm saying this to myself in my head, is that helpful or harmful?” Because OCD therapy can be pretty straightforward. I mean, ERP, go out and face your fears, don't do rituals. It sounds pretty straightforward. But there is a lot of subtlety to this. And the more that you can root out these subtle mental rituals, the better that your recovery is going to be.  And know too that if you've had untreated OCD for a long time, you can uncover mental rituals, little bitty ones, for years after you get out of therapy. And that's okay. It doesn't mean you're not in recovery. It just means that you are getting more and more insightful and educated about what OCD is. And the more that you can pick those little things out, just the better your recovery will be. But we also don't want to be perfectionistic about that like, “I must eliminate every single mental ritual that I have or I'm not going to be in a good recovery.” That's approaching your ERP like OCD would do. And we don't want to do that. But we do want to be mindful about the subtleties and make sure to try to pull out as many of those subtle things that we might be doing in our heads as possible.  Kimberley: Amazing. Thank you. Tell us-- again, first, let me just say, such helpful information. And your personal experience, I think, is really validating and helpful to hear on those little nuances. Tell us where people can hear about you and the amazing projects you've got going on. Shala: You can go to ShalaNicely.com and I have lots of free blog posts I've written on this. So, there are two blog posts, two pretty extensive blog posts on 'may or may nots'. So, if you go on my website and just search may or may not, it'll bring up two blog posts about that. If you search on shoulders back or man in the park, you'll find two blog posts on how to do that technique. I also have a blog post I wrote in the last year or so called Shower Scripting, which is how to do ERP, like just some touch-up scripting in the shower, use that time. So, I would say go to my website and you can find all sorts of free resources. I've got two books. You can find on Amazon, Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, Jon Hershfield and I co-wrote. And we talk about ‘may or may nots' and shoulders back and some of the things in there just briefly. And then my memoir, Is Fred in the Refrigerator?: Taming OCD and Reclaiming My Life, is also on Amazon or bookstores, Audible, and that kind of thing.  Kimberley: I wonder too, if we could-- I'm going to put links to all these in the show note. I remember you having a word with your OCD, a video? Shala: Oh yes, that's true. Kimberley: Can we link that too? Shala: Yes. And that one I have under my COVID resources, because I'm so glad you brought that up. When the pandemic started, my OCD did not like it, as many people who have contamination OCD can relate to. And it was pretty scary all the time. And it was making me scared all the time. And eventually, I just wrote it a letter and I'm like, “Dude, we're not doing this anymore.” And I read it out loud and I recorded it out loud so that people could hear how I was talking to it.  Kimberley: It was so powerful. Shala: Well, thank you. And it's fun to do. I think the more that you can personify your OCD, the more you can think of it as an entity that is within you but is not you, and to recognize that your relationship with it will change over time. Sometimes you're going to be compassionate with it. “Gosh, OCD, I'm so sorry,” You're scared we're doing this anyway. Sometimes you're going to be aggressive with it. Sometimes you just ignore it. And that changes as you go through therapy, it changes through your life. And I think that recognizing that it's okay to have OCD and to have this little thing, I think of like an orange ball with big feet and sunglasses is how I think about it when it's behaving – it makes it less of an adversarial relationship over time and more like I have an annoying little sibling that, gosh, it's just not going to ever not be there, but it's fine. We can live together and live in this uncertainty and be happy anyway. Kimberley: I just love it. Thank you so much for being here and sharing your experience and your knowledge. It's so wonderful. Shala: Thank you so much for having me.

Your Anxiety Toolkit
Ep. 284 6-Part Series: Managing Mental Compulsions (with Shala Nicely)

Your Anxiety Toolkit

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 41:43


SUMMARY:  In this weeks podcast, we have my dearest friend Shala Nicely talking about how she manages mental compulsions.  In this episode, Shala shares her lived experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and how she overcomes mental rituals. In This Episode: How to reduce mental compulsions for OCD and GAD. How to use Flooding Techniques with Mental Compulsions Magical Thinking and Mental Compulsions BDD and Mental Compulsions Links To Things I Talk About: Shalanicely.com Book: Is Fred in the Refridgerator? Book: Everyday Mindfulness for OCD ERP School: https://www.cbtschool.com/erp-school-lp Episode Sponsor: This episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit is brought to you by CBTschool.com.  CBTschool.com is a psychoeducation platform that provides courses and other online resources for people with anxiety, OCD, and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors.  Go to cbtschool.com to learn more. Spread the love! Everyone needs tools for anxiety... If you like Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast, visit YOUR ANXIETY TOOLKIT PODCAST to subscribe free and you'll never miss an episode. And if you really like Your Anxiety Toolkit, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (maybe even two). EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION This is Your Anxiety Toolkit - Episode 284. Welcome back, everybody. We are on the third video or the third part of this six-part series on how to manage mental compulsions. Last week's episode with Jon Hershfield was bomb, like so good. And I will say that we, this week, have Shala Nicely, and she goes for it as well. So, I am so honored to have these amazing experts talking about mental compulsions, talking about what specific tools they use.  So, I'm not going to take too much time of the intro this time, because I know you just want to get to the content. Again, I just want to put a disclaimer. This should not replace professional mental health care. This series is for educational purposes only. My job at CBT School is to give you as much education as I can, knowing that you may or may not have access to care or treatment in your own home. So, I'm hoping that this fills in a gap that maybe we've missed in the past in terms of we have ERP School, that's an online course teaching you everything about ERP to get you started if you're doing that on your own. But this is a bigger topic. This is an area that I'd need to make a complete new course. But instead of making a course, I'm bringing these experts to you for free, hopefully giving you the tools that you need.  If you're wanting additional information about ERP School, please go to CBTSchool.com. With that being said, let's go straight over to this episode with Shala Nicely.  Kimberley: Welcome, Shala. I am so happy to have you here. Shala: I am so happy to be here. Thank you for having me. Kimberley: Okay. So, I have heard a little bit of your views on this, but I am actually so excited now to get into the juicy details of how you address mental compulsions or mental rituals. First, I want to check in with you, do you call them mental compulsions, rituals, rumination? How do you address them? Shala: Yeah. All those things. I also sometimes call it mental gymnastics up in your head, it's all sorts of things you're doing in your head to try to get some relief from anxiety. Kimberley: Right. So, if you had a patient or a client who really was struggling with mental compulsions, whether or not they were doing other compulsions as well, how might you address that particular part of their symptomology? Shala: So, let me answer that by stepping back a little bit and telling you about my own experience with this, because a lot of the way I do it is based on what I learned, trying to manage my own mental rituals. I've had OCD probably since I was five or six, untreated until I was 39. Stumbled upon the right treatment when I went to the IOCDF Conference and started doing exposure mostly on my own. I went to Reid Wilson's two-day group, where I learned how to do it. But the rest of the time, I was implementing on my own. And even though I had quite a few physical compulsions, I would've considered myself a primary mental ritualizer, meaning if we look at the majority, my compulsions were up in my head. And the way I think about this is I think that sometimes if you have OCD for long enough, and you've got to go out and keep functioning in the world and you can't do all these rituals so that people could see, because then people will be like, “What's wrong with you? What are you doing?” you take them inward. And some mental compulsions can take the place of physical compulsions that you're not able to do for whatever reason because you're trying to function. And I'd had untreated OCD for so long that most of my rituals were up in my head, not all, but the great majority of them.  Exposure & Response Prevention for Mental Compulsions So, when I started to do exposure, what I found was I could do exposure therapy, straight up going and facing my fears, like going and being around things that might be triggering all I wanted, but I wasn't necessarily getting better because I wasn't addressing the mental rituals. So, basically, I'm doing exposure without response prevention or exposure with partial response prevention, which can make things either worse or just neutralize your efforts. So, what I did was I figured out how to be in the presence of triggers and not be up in my head, trying to do analyzing, justifying, figuring it out, replaying the situation with a different ending, all the sorts of things that I would do over and over in my head. And the way I did this was I took something I learned from Jonathan Grayson and his book, Freedom From OCD. I know you're having him on for this series too. And he talked about doing all this ERP scripting, where you basically write out the worst-case scenario, what you think your OCD thinks is going to happen and you write it in either a worst-case way or an uncertainty-focused way. And what I did was after reading his book, I took that concept and I just shortened it down, and anything that my OCD was afraid of, I would just wrap may or may not surround it.  So, for instance, an example that I use in Is Fred in the Refrigerator?, my memoir, Taming OCD and Reclaiming My Life was that I used to-- when I was walking through stores like Target, if I saw one of those little plastic price tags that had fallen on the ground, if I didn't pick it up and put it out of harm's way, I was afraid somebody was going to slip and fall and break their neck. And it would be on some security camera that I just walked on past it and didn't do anything. So, a typical scrupulosity obsession. And so, going shopping was really hard because I'm cleaning up the store as I'm shopping. And so, what I would do is I would either go to Target, walk past the price tag. And then as I'm just passing the price tag, I would say things. And in Target, I obviously couldn't do this really out loud, mumble it out loud as best, but I may or may not cause somebody to kill themselves by they're going to slip and fall on that price tag because I didn't pick it up. I may or may not be an awful, terrible rotten human being. They may or may not catch me and throw me into jail. I may or may not rot in prison. People may or may not find out what a really bad person I really am. This may or may not be OCD, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.  And that would allow me to be present with the obsessions, all the what-ifs – those are basically what-ifs turned into ‘may or may nots' – without compulsing with them, without doing anything that would artificially lower my anxiety. So, it allowed me to be in the presence of those obsessive thoughts while interrupting the pattern of the mental rituals. And that's really how I use ‘may or may nots' and how I teach my clients to use ‘may or may nots' today is using them to really be mindfully present of what the OCD is worried about while not interacting with that content in a way that's going to make things worse. So, that's how I developed it for myself. And I think that-- and that is a tool that I would say is an intermediary tool. So, I use that now in my own recovery. I don't have to use 'may or may nots'. It's very often at all. If I get super triggered, which doesn't happen too terribly often, but if I get super triggered and I cannot get out of my head, I'll use 'may or may nots'.  But I think the continuum is that you try to do something to interrupt the mental rituals, which for me is the 'may or may nots'. You can also-- people can write down the scripts, they can do a worst-case scenario. But eventually, what you're trying to get to is you're trying to be able to hear the OCD, what-ifs in your head and completely ignore it. And I call that my shoulders back, the way of thinking about things. Just put your shoulders back and you move on with your day. You don't acknowledge it.  What I'll do with clients, I'll say, “If you had the thought of Blue Martian is going to land on my head, I mean, you wouldn't even do anything with that thought. That thought would just go in and go out and wouldn't get any of your attention.” That's the way we want to treat OCD, is just thoughts can be there. I'm not going to say, “Oh, that's my OCD.” I'm not going to say, “OCD, I'm not talking to you.” I'm not going to acknowledge it at all. I'm just going to treat it like any other weird thought that we have during the day and move on.  Your question was, how would you help somebody who comes in with mental rituals? Well, first, I want to understand where are they in their OCD recovery? How long have they been doing these mental rituals? What percentage of their compulsions are mental versus physical? What are the kind of things that their OCD is afraid of? Basically, make a list or a hierarchy of everything they're afraid of. And then we start working on exposure therapy. And when I have them do exposures, the first exposure I do with people, we'll find something that's-- I start in the middle of the hierarchy. You don't have to, but I try. And I will have them face the fear. But then I'll immediately ask them, what is your OCD saying right now? And they'll tell me, and I'll say, “I want you to repeat after me.” I have them do this, and everyone that I see hates this, but I have them do it. Standing up with their shoulders back like Wonder Woman, because this type of power pose helps them. It changes the chemistry of your body and helps you feel more powerful.  OCD thinks it's very powerful. So, I want my clients to feel as powerful as they can. So, I have them stand like Wonder Woman and they repeat after me. Somebody could-- let's just say we are standing near something red on the floor. And I'll say, “Well, what is your OCD saying right now?” And they'll say, “Well, that's blood and it could have AIDS in it, and I'm going to get sick.” I'll say, “Well, that may or may not be a spot of blood on the floor. I may or may not get sick and I may or may not get AIDS, but I want to do this. I'm going to stay here. OCD, I want to be anxious, so bring it on.”  And that's how we do the exposure, is I ask them what's in their head. I have them repeat it to me until they understand what the process is. And then I'm having them be in the presence of this and just script, script, script away. That's what I call it scripting, so that they are in the presence of whatever's bothering them, but they're not up in their head. And anytime something comes in their head, I teach them to pull it down into the script. Never let something be circulating in your head without saying it out loud and pulling it into the script.  I will work on this technique with clients as we're working on exposures, because eventually what we'll want to do is instead of going all over the place, “That may or may not be blood, I may or may not get AIDS, I may or may not get sick,” I'll say, “Okay, of all the things you've just said, what does your OCD-- what is your OCD scared of the most? Let's focus on that.” And so, “I may or may not get AIDS. I may or may not get AIDS. I may or may not have HIV. I may or may not get AIDS,” over again until people start to say, “Oh, okay. I guess I don't have any control over this,” because what we're trying to do is help the OCD habituate to the uncertainty. Habituate, I know that'd be a confusing word. You don't have to habituate in order for exposure to work due to the theory of inhibitory learning, but we're trying to help your brain get used to the uncertainty here. Kimberley: And break into a different cycle instead of doing the old rumination cycle.  Shala: Yes. And so then, I'll teach people to just find their scariest fear. They say that over and over and over again. Then let's hit the next one. “Well, my family may or may not survive if I die because if I get a fatal disease and I die and my family may or may not be left destitute,” and then over and over. “My family may or may not be left destitute. My family may or may not be left destitute, whatever,” until we're hitting all the things that could be circulating in your head.  Now, some people really don't need to do that scripting because they're not up in their head that much. But that's the minority of people. I think most people with OCD are doing something in their head. And a lot of people aren't aware of what they're doing because these mental rituals are incredibly subtle at times. And so, as people, as my clients go out and work on these exposures, I'll have them tell me how it's going. I have people fill out forms on my website each day as they're doing exposures so I can see what's going on. And if they're not really up in their head and they don't really need to do the ‘may or may nots', great. That's better. In fact, just go do the exposure and go on with your life. If they're up in their head, then I have them do the 'may or may nots'. And so, that's how I would start with somebody.  And so, what I'm trying to do is I'm giving them what I call a bridge tool. Because people who have been mental ritualizing for a long time, I have found it's virtually impossible to just stop because that's what your mind is used to doing. And so, what I'm doing is I'm giving them a competing response. And I'm saying here, instead of mental ritualizing, I'd like you to say a bunch of 'may or may nots' statements while standing up and say them out loud while looking like Wonder Woman. Everybody rolls their eyes like, “Really?” But that's what we do as a bridge tool. And so, they've lifted enough mental weights, so to speak, with this technique that they can hear the OCD and start to disengage and not interact with it at all. Then we move to that technique. Flooding Techniques for Mental Rumination Kimberley: Is there a reason why-- and for some of the listeners, they may have learned this before, but is there a reason why you use 'may or may nots' instead of worst-case scenarios? Shala: For me, for my personal OCD recovery journey, what I found with worst-case scenario is I got too lost in the content. I remember doing-- I had had a mammogram, it had come back with some abnormal findings. I spent the whole weekend trying to do scripting about what could happen, and I was using worst-case scenario. Well, I end up in the hospital, I end up with breast cancer, I end up dead. And by the end of the weekend, I was completely demoralized. And I'm like, “Well, I don't bother because I'm going to be dead, because I have breast cancer.” That's where my mind took it because I've had OCD long enough that if I get a really scary and I start and I play around in the content, I'm going to start losing insight and I'm going to start doing depression as a compulsion, which is the blog we did talk about, where you start acting depressed because you're believing what the OCD says like, “Oh, well, I might as well just give up, I have breast cancer,” and then becoming depressed, and then acting like it's true. And then that's reinforcing the whole cycle.  So, for me, worst-case scenario scripting made things worse. So, when I stayed in the uncertainty realm, the ‘may or may nots' that helped because I was trying to help my brain understand, “Well, I may or may not have breast cancer. And if I do, I mean, I'll go to the doctor, I'll do what I need to do, but there's nothing I can do about it right now in my head other than what I'm doing.” Some people like worst-case scenario and it works fine for them. And I think that works too. I mostly use 'may or may nots' with clients unless they are unable through numbing that they might be doing. If they're unable to actually feel what they're saying, because they're used to turning it over in their head and pulling the anxiety down officially, and so I can't get a rise out of the OCD because there's a lot of really little subtle mental compulsions going on, then I'll insert some worst-case scenario to get the anxiety level up, to help them really feel the fear, and then pull back into 'may or may nots'. But there's nothing wrong with worst-case scenario. But for me, that was what happened. And I think if you are prone to depression, if you're prone to losing insight into your OCD when you've got a really big one, I think that's a risk factor for using that particular type of scripting.  Magical Thinking and Mental Compulsions  Kimberley: Right. And I found that they may or may not have worked just as well, except the one thing, and I'm actually curious on your opinion on this and I have not had this conversation, is I find that people who have a lot of magical thinking benefit by worst-case scenario, like their jinxing compulsions and so forth, like the fear of saying it means it will happen. So, saying the worst-case is the best exposure. Is that true for you? Shala: I have not had to use it much on my own magically. I certainly had a lot of magical thinking. Like, if I don't hit this green light, then somebody's going to die. But I think the worst-case scenario, I could actually work well in that, because if you use the worst-case scenario, it can make it seem so ridiculous that it helps people let go of it more easily. And I think you can do that with 'may or may nots' too. I'll try to encourage people to use the creativity that they have because everybody with OCD has a ton of creativity. And we know that because the OCD shares your brain and it's certainly the creative stuff And to one-up the OCD, you use the scripting to be like, “Gosh, I may or may not get some drug-disease and give it to my entire neighborhood. I may or may not kill off an entire section of my county. We may or may not infect the entire state of Georgia. The entire United States may or may not blow up because I got this one disease. So, they may or may not have to eject me off the earth and make me live on Mars because I'm such a bad person.” This ‘may or may not' is in all this crazy stuff too, because that's how to win, is to one up the OCD. It thinks that's scary, let's go even scarier. But the scary you get, it also gets a little bit ridiculous after a while. And then the whole thing seems to be a little bit ridiculous. So, I think you can still use that worst-case stuff with may or may not. Kimberley: Right. Okay. So, I mean, I will always sort of-- I know you really well. I've always held you so high in my mind in just how resilient and strong you are in doing this. How might you, or how do you help people who feel completely powerless at even addressing this? For you to say it, it sounds very like you're just doing it and it's so powerful. But for those who are really struggling with this idea of like, you said, coming out of your head, can you speak to how you address that in session if someone's really struggling to engage in 'may or may nots' and so forth? Shala: Yeah. Well, thank you for the kind words, first off. I think that it's really common for people with OCD by the time they get to a therapist to feel completely demoralized, especially if they've been to multiple therapists before they get to somebody who does ERP. And so, they feel like they're the victim at the hands of a very cruel abuser that they can't get away from. And so, they feel beaten down and they don't know how to get out of their heads. They feel like they're trapped in this mental prison. They can't get out. And if somebody is struggling like that, and they're doing the 'may or may nots' and the OCD is reacting, which of course, it will, and coming back at them stronger, which I always warn people, this is going to happen. When you start poking at this, the OCD is going to poke back and poke back even harder, because it wants to get you back in line so it can keep you prisoner.  So, what I'll often do in those situations, if I see somebody is really feeling like they have been so victimized, that they're never going to be able to get over this, is the type of script I have them do is more of an empowerment script, which could sound like this: “OCD, I'm not listening to you anymore. I'm not doing what you want. I am strong. I can do this.” And I might add some 'may or may nots' in there. “And I want to be anxious. Come on, bring it on. You think that's scary? Give me something else.”  I know you're having Reid Wilson on as part of this too. I learned all that “bring it on” type stuff and pushing for the anxiety from him. And I think helping people say that out loud can be really transformative. I've seen people just completely break down in tears of sort of, “Oh my gosh, I could do this,” like tears of empowerment from standing up and yelling at their OCD.  If people like swearing, I also just have them swear at it, like they would really swear at somebody who had been abusing them if they had a chance, because swearing actually can make you feel more powerful too, and I want to use all the tools we can. So, I think scripting comes in a number of forms. It's all about really taking what's in your head, turning it into a helpful self-talk and saying it out loud. And the reason out loud is important for any type of scripting is that if you're saying it in your head, it's going to get mixed up with all the jumble of mental ruminating that's going on. And saying it out loud makes it hard for you to ruminate. It's not impossible, but it's hard because you're saying it. Your brain really is only processing one thing at a time. And so, if you're talking and really paying attention to what you're saying, it's much harder to be up in your head spinning this around.  And so, adding these empowerment scripts in with the 'may or may nots' helps people both accept the uncertainty and feel like they can do this, feel like they can stand up to the OCD and say, “You've beaten me enough. No more. This is my life. I'm not letting you ruin it anymore. I am taking this back. I don't care how long it takes. I don't care what I have to do. I'm going to do this.” And that builds people up enough where they can feel like they can start approaching these exposures. Kimberley: I love that. I think that is such-- I've had that same experience of how powerful empowerment can be in switching that behavior. It's so important. Now, one thing I really want to ask you is, do you switch this method when you're dealing with other anxiety disorders – health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder? What is your approach? Is there a difference or would you say the tools are the same? Shala: There's a slight difference between disorders. I think health anxiety, I treat exactly like OCD. Even some of the examples I gave here were really health anxiety statements. With panic disorder-- and again, I learned this from Reid and you can ask him more about this when you interview him. But with pain disorder, it's all about, I want to feel more shorter breath, more like their elephant standing on my chest. I want my heart to be faster. But I'm doing this while I'm having people do exercises that would actually create those feelings, like breathing through a little bit of cocktail straw, jogging, turning up a space heater, and blowing it on themselves. So, we're trying to create those symptoms and then talk out loud and say, “Come on, I want more of this. I want to feel more anxious. Give me the worst panic attack you've ever had.” So, it's all about amping up the symptoms.  With social anxiety, it's a little bit different because with social anxiety, I would work on the cognitions first. Whereas with OCD, we don't work on the cognitions at all, other than I want you to have a different cognitive relationship with your disorder and your anxiety. I want you to want the anxiety. I want you to want the OCD to come and bother you because that gives you an opportunity to practice. That's the cognitive work with OCD. I do not work on the cognitive work on the content. I'm not going to say to somebody, “Well, the chance you're going to get AIDS from that little spot of blood is very small.” That's not going to be helpful  With social anxiety, we're actually working on those distorted cognitions at the beginning. And so, a lot of the work with social anxiety is going to be going out and testing those new cognitions, which really turns the exposures into what we call behavioral experiments. It's more of a cognitive method. We're going out and saying, “Gosh, my new belief, instead of everybody's judging me, is, well, everybody is probably thinking about themselves and I'm going to go do some things that my social anxiety wouldn't want me to do and test out that new belief.” I might have them use that new belief, but also if their anxiety gets really high and they're having a hard time saying, “Well, that person may or may not be judging me. They may or may not be looking at me funny. They may or may not go home and tell people about me.” But really, we're trying to do something a little bit different with social anxiety. Kimberley: And what about with generalized anxiety? With the mental, a lot of rumination there, do you have a little shift in how you respond? Shala: Yeah. So, it's funny that the talk that Michelle Massi and others gave at IOCDF-- I think it was at IOCDF this year about what's the difference between OCD and GAD is they're really aligned there. I mean, I treat GAD very similarly the way I treat OCD in that people are up in their heads trying to do things. They're also doing other types of safety behaviors, compulsive safety behaviors, but a lot of people GAD are just up in their head. They're just worried about more “real-life” things. But again, a lot of OCD stuff can be real-life things. I mean, look at COVID. That was real life. And people's OCD could wrap itself around that. So, I treat GAD and OCD quite similarly. There are some differences, but in terms of scripting, we call it “worry time” in GAD. It's got a different name, but it's basically the same thing. Kimberley: Right. Okay. Thank you for answering that because I know some folks here listening will be not having OCD and will be curious to see how it affects them. So, is that the practice for you or is there anything else you feel like people need to know going in, in terms of like, “Here is my strategy, here is my plan to target mental rituals”? What would you say? Shala: So, as I mentioned, I think the 'may or may nots' are bridge tool that are always available to you throughout your entire recovery. My goal with anybody that I'm working with is to help them get to the point where they can just use shoulders back. And the way that I think about this is what I call my “man in the park” metaphor. So, we've all probably been in a park where somebody is yelling typically about the end of the world and all that stuff. And even if you were to agree with some of the things that the person might say from a spiritual or religious standpoint, you don't run home and go, “Oh my gosh, we got to pack all our things up because it's the end of the world. We have to get with all of our relatives and be together because we're all going to die.” We don't do that. We hear what this guy's saying, and then we go on with our days, again, even if you might agree with some of the content. Now, why do we do that? We do that because it's not relevant in our life. We realize that person probably, unfortunately, has some problems. But it doesn't affect us. We hear it just like when we might hear birds in the background or a car honking, and we just go on with our day. That's how we want to treat OCD. What we do when we have untreated OCD is we run up to the man in the park and we say, “Oh my gosh, can I have a pamphlet? Let me read the pamphlet. Oh my gosh, you're right. Tell me more, tell me more.” And we're interacting with him, trying to get some reassurance that maybe he's wrong, that maybe he does really mean the end of the world is coming soon. Maybe it's going to be like in a hundred years. Eventually, we get to the point where we're handing out pamphlets for him. “Here, everybody, take one of these.” What we're doing with 'may or may nots' is we're learning how to walk by the man in the park and go, “The world may or may not be ending. The world may or may not be ending. I'm not taking a pamphlet. The world may or may not be ending.” So, we're trying to not interact with him. We're trying to take what he's saying and hold it in our heads without doing something compulsive that's going to make our anxiety higher. What we're trying to do is practice that enough till we can get to the point where we can be in the park with the guy and just go on with our day. We hear him speaking, but we're really-- it's just not relevant. It's just not part of our life. So, we just move on. And we're not trying to shove him away. It's just like any other noise or sound or activity that you would just-- it doesn't even register in your consciousness. That's what we're trying to do.  Now I think another way to think about this is if you think-- say you're in an art gallery. Art galleries are quiet and there are lots of people standing around, and there's somebody in there that you don't like or who doesn't like you or whatever. You're not going to walk up to that person and tap on their shoulder and say, “Excuse me, I'm going to ignore you.” You're just going to be like, “I know that person is there. I'm just going to do what I'm doing.” And I think that's-- I use that to help people understand this transition, because we're basically going from 'may or may nots' where we're saying, “OCD, I'm not letting you do this to me anymore,” so we are being really aggressive with it, to this being able to be in the same space with it, but we're not talking to it at all because we don't need to, because we can be in the presence with the intrusive thoughts that the OCD is reacting to, just like the presence of all the other thousands of thoughts we have each day without interacting with them. Kimberley: That's so interesting. I've never thought of it that way.  Shala: And so, that's where I'm trying to get people because that is the strongest, strongest recovery, is if you can go do the things that you want to do, be in the presence of the anxiety and not do compulsions physical or mental, you don't give anything for OCD to work with. I have a whole chapter in my memoir about this after I heard Reid say at one of the conferences, “We need to act as though what OCD is saying doesn't matter.” And that was revolutionary to me to hear that. And that's what we're trying to do both physically and mentally. Because if you can have an obsession and focus on what you want to focus on, do what you want to do, you're not giving OCD anything to work with. And typically, it'll just drain away. But this takes time. I mean, it has taken me years to learn how to do this, but I went untreated for 35 years too. It may not take you years, but it may. And that's okay. It's a process. And I think if you have trouble trying to do shoulders back, man in the park, use 'may or may nots'. You can use the combination. But I think we're trying to get to the point where you can just be with the OCD and hear it flipping out and just go on with your day. OCD, BDD, and Mental Rituals  Kimberley: In your book, you talk about the different voices. There is a BDD voice and an OCD voice. Was it harder or easier depending on the voice? Was that a component for you in that-- because the words and the voice sound a little different. I know in your memoir you give them different names and so forth, which if anyone hasn't read your memoir, they need to go right now and read it. Do you have any thoughts on that in terms of the different voices or the different ways in which the disorders interact? Shala: That's a really great question because yes, I think OCD does shift its voice and shift its persona based on how scared it is. So, if it's a little bit scared, it's probably going to speak to you. It's still going to be not a very nice voice. It might be urgent and pleading. But if it's super scared, I talk about mine being like the triad of hell, how my OCD will personify into different things based on how scared it is. And if it's super scared and it's going to get super big and it's going to get super loud in your head because it's trying desperately to help you understand you've got to save it because it thinks it's in danger. That's all its content. Then I think-- and if you have trouble ignoring it because it's screaming in your head, like the man in the park comes over with his megaphone, puts it right up against your ear and starts talking, that's hard to ignore. That's hard to act like that's not relevant because it hurts. There's so much noise.  That's when you might have to use a may or may not type approach because it's just so loud, you can't ignore it, because it's so scared. And that's okay. And again, sometimes I'll have to use that. Not too terribly often just because I've spent a long time working on how to use the shoulder's back, man in the park, but if I have to use it, I use it. And so, I think your thought about how do I interact with the OCD based on how aggressive it's being also plays into this. Kimberley: I love all this. I think this is really helpful in terms of being able to be flexible. I know sometimes we want just the one rule that's going to work in all situations, but I think you're right. I think that there needs to be different approaches. And would you say it depends on the person? Do you give them some autonomy over finding what works for them, or what would you say?  Shala: Absolutely. If people are up in their heads and they don't want to use 'may or may nots', I'll try to use some other things. If I really, really think that that's what we need right now, is we need scripting, I'll try to sell them on why. But at the end of the day, it's always my client's choice and I do it differently based on every client. For some clients, it might be just more empowering statements. For some clients where it's more panicky focused, it might be more about bringing on your anxiety. Sometimes it might be pulling self-compassion in and just saying the self-compassion statements out loud. So, it really does vary by person. There's no one-size-fits-all, but I think, I feel that people need to have something to replace the mental ritualizing with at the beginning that they've been doing it for a long time, just because otherwise, it's like, I'm giving them a bicycle, they've never ridden a bicycle before and I won't give them any training wheels. And that's really, really hard. Some people can do it. I mean, some people can just be like, “Oh, I'm to stop doing that in my head? Okay, well, I'll stop doing that in my head.” But most people need something to help them bridge that gap to get to the point where they can just be in the presence with it and not be talking to it in their heads. Kimberley: Amazing. All right. Any final statements from you as we get close to the end? Shala: I think that it's important to, as you're working on this, really think about what you're doing in your head that might be subtle, that could be making the OCD worse. And I think talking and being willing to talk about this to therapists about putting it all out there, “Hey, I'm saying this to myself in my head, is that helpful or harmful?” Because OCD therapy can be pretty straightforward. I mean, ERP, go out and face your fears, don't do rituals. It sounds pretty straightforward. But there is a lot of subtlety to this. And the more that you can root out these subtle mental rituals, the better that your recovery is going to be.  And know too that if you've had untreated OCD for a long time, you can uncover mental rituals, little bitty ones, for years after you get out of therapy. And that's okay. It doesn't mean you're not in recovery. It just means that you are getting more and more insightful and educated about what OCD is. And the more that you can pick those little things out, just the better your recovery will be. But we also don't want to be perfectionistic about that like, “I must eliminate every single mental ritual that I have or I'm not going to be in a good recovery.” That's approaching your ERP like OCD would do. And we don't want to do that. But we do want to be mindful about the subtleties and make sure to try to pull out as many of those subtle things that we might be doing in our heads as possible.  Kimberley: Amazing. Thank you. Tell us-- again, first, let me just say, such helpful information. And your personal experience, I think, is really validating and helpful to hear on those little nuances. Tell us where people can hear about you and the amazing projects you've got going on. Shala: You can go to ShalaNicely.com and I have lots of free blog posts I've written on this. So, there are two blog posts, two pretty extensive blog posts on 'may or may nots'. So, if you go on my website and just search may or may not, it'll bring up two blog posts about that. If you search on shoulders back or man in the park, you'll find two blog posts on how to do that technique. I also have a blog post I wrote in the last year or so called Shower Scripting, which is how to do ERP, like just some touch-up scripting in the shower, use that time. So, I would say go to my website and you can find all sorts of free resources. I've got two books. You can find on Amazon, Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, Jon Hershfield and I co-wrote. And we talk about ‘may or may nots' and shoulders back and some of the things in there just briefly. And then my memoir, Is Fred in the Refrigerator?: Taming OCD and Reclaiming My Life, is also on Amazon or bookstores, Audible, and that kind of thing.  Kimberley: I wonder too, if we could-- I'm going to put links to all these in the show note. I remember you having a word with your OCD, a video? Shala: Oh yes, that's true. Kimberley: Can we link that too? Shala: Yes. And that one I have under my COVID resources, because I'm so glad you brought that up. When the pandemic started, my OCD did not like it, as many people who have contamination OCD can relate to. And it was pretty scary all the time. And it was making me scared all the time. And eventually, I just wrote it a letter and I'm like, “Dude, we're not doing this anymore.” And I read it out loud and I recorded it out loud so that people could hear how I was talking to it.  Kimberley: It was so powerful. Shala: Well, thank you. And it's fun to do. I think the more that you can personify your OCD, the more you can think of it as an entity that is within you but is not you, and to recognize that your relationship with it will change over time. Sometimes you're going to be compassionate with it. “Gosh, OCD, I'm so sorry,” You're scared we're doing this anyway. Sometimes you're going to be aggressive with it. Sometimes you just ignore it. And that changes as you go through therapy, it changes through your life. And I think that recognizing that it's okay to have OCD and to have this little thing, I think of like an orange ball with big feet and sunglasses is how I think about it when it's behaving – it makes it less of an adversarial relationship over time and more like I have an annoying little sibling that, gosh, it's just not going to ever not be there, but it's fine. We can live together and live in this uncertainty and be happy anyway. Kimberley: I just love it. Thank you so much for being here and sharing your experience and your knowledge. It's so wonderful. Shala: Thank you so much for having me.

Pepperdine Bible Lectures
Already But Not Yet

Pepperdine Bible Lectures

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 43:44


Teacher: Jack Williamson At the beginning of Jesus' ministry years, both Matthew and Mark tell us that he began saying: “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” Teaching his disciples, he famously prays, ”Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Within a few years after the death and resurrection of Jesus, Paul is writing letters and planting churches. Standing on the shoulders of Jesus, he carries on this message of a Kingdom that has already come with power but has not yet been fully realized. It is God's kingdom. It is the legacy to which we are called. It is the power to set us free and change the world one faithful person at a time.

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy on standing for Christ and living 'uncommon'

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 17:09


Tony Dungy is a Pro Football Hall of Fame coach and the first African-American head coach in the NFL to win a Super Bowl. He's also a football commentator for NBC Sports Football Night in America. He has written multiple books including "Quiet Storm," "Uncommon," and "The Mentor Leader." On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Coach Dungy about what it means to live an "uncommon" life, standing up for his faith and why he wants to always live out his faith in the workplace.  Receive our 10-day Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here.

BS3 Sports & Music #XSquad
These Bones Can Live (Ezekiel 37: 1-14)

BS3 Sports & Music #XSquad

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 48:54


Standing on the Word - Pastor DP Dawkins Macedonia MB - Fate, Texas These Bones Can Live (Ezekiel 37: 1-14)

New Books Network
Dylan Mulvin, "Proxies: The Cultural Work of Standing In" (MIT Press, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 46:33


What are the hidden histories of how the modern world functions? In Proxies: The Cultural Work of Standing In (MIT Press, 2021), Dylan Mulvin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE explores the objects, places, practices, and people that do the work of standing in. Theorising the ‘proxy', the book uses case studies of the metric system, the Lena Image, and the Standardized Patient Program to uncover and critique the standards underpinning contemporary communications. The book offers critique and resistance, ultimately pointing the reader to the possibilities of a different world. Available open access, the book is essential reading across the arts and humanities and social sciences, as well as for engineering, computer science, and anyone interested in how society operates. You can also learn more about the book from this short film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

The Motherkind Podcast
What if motherhood is the making of you? with Dr. Pragya Agarwal

The Motherkind Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 38:18


Welcome to the Motherkind podcast. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and life with more acceptance, joy, ease and purpose. This week's guest is the brilliant Dr. Pragya Agarwal She is a behavioral scientist, academic, journalist and award-winning author who has written widely on racial inequality, parenting and gender. Her most recent book is (M)otherhood. I love this chat. I found Pragya's story really inspiring and I hope you will too. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR - GYMONDO We are grateful to Gymondo for sponsoring this week's episode Gymondo is an online fitness and well-being platform with 100s of 20 to 30-minute workouts and training programmes ranging from HIIT and yoga to dance and meditation, plus over 1000 healthy recipes. Aside from the freedom and flexibility Gymondo offers, exercising at home is fun, saves you money, fits perfectly into your lifestyle and helps you stick to your fitness goals. Start a 14-day FREE trial and save 50% on your annual membership. You may access the offer just by clicking on this link or by going to gymondo.com and adding the code MOTHERKIND. ABOUT DR. PRAGYA AGARWAL Dr. Pragya Agarwal is a behavioral and data scientist and author of Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias (Bloomsbury, 2020), Wish We Knew What To Say: Talking with Children About Race (Little Brown, 2020), and (M)otherhood: On the Choices of Being a Woman (Canongate, 2021). She has also written a picture book for children, Standing up to Racism (Hachette, 2021). Pragya is the visiting professor of social inequities and injustice at Loughborough University and founder of a research think-tank, The 50 Percent Project, looking at global inequities. She is a two-time TEDx speaker and hosted a podcast, Outside the Boxes. Her writing has also appeared in the Guardian, Independent, Scientific American, New Scientist, Literary Hub, AEON, Hinterland Magazine, amongst others. Her next book, Hysterical, will be published in September 2022 with Canongate. You can connect with her at: @DrPragyaAgarwal drpragyaagarwal.com MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.

CRUSADE Channel Previews
Reconquest Episode 327: Conspiracy Theories, Social Questions, and Keeping Your Eye on the Ball

CRUSADE Channel Previews

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 12:09


Reconquest Episode 327: Conspiracy Theories, Social Questions, and Keeping Your Eye on the Ball Episode 327 debuts on May 11, at 8:00 PM Eastern. Rebroadcasts will take place according to the Crusade Channel programming schedule (note: all times listed are Central time). The topic is Conspiracy Theories, Social Questions, and Keeping Your Eye on the Ball. Wacky Conspiracy Theories! — by Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M., at catholicism.org   Traditionalism is an Affirmation — by Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M., at catholicism.org   John Courtney Murray, Time/Life, and the American Proposition — David Wemhoff's book, available at fidelitypress.org (please support a family business, not Amazon!) The CIA and the News Media — (which mentions Operation Mockingbird) by James Corbett at corbettreport.com Conspiracy! Judas conspiring with the Sanhedrin. He will be paid thirty pieces of silver. (From Mel Gibson's, "The Passion of the Christ.) “Reconquest” is a militant, engaging, and informative Catholic radio program featuring interviews with interesting guests as well as commentary by your host. It is a radio-journalistic extension of the Crusade of Saint Benedict Center. Each weekly, one-hour episode of Reconquest will debut RIGHT HERE on Wednesday night at 8:00 PM Eastern (7:00 PM Central). It will then be rebroadcast according to the Crusade Channel programming schedule (note: all times listed are Central time). Our Readers And Listeners Keep Us In Print & On The Air! Click here to subscribe to The CRUSADE Channel's Founders Pass Member Service & Gain 24/7 Access to Our Premium, New Talk Radio Service. www.crusadechannel.com/go What Is The Crusade Channel? The CRUSADE Channel, The Last LIVE! Radio Station Standing begins our LIVE programming day with our all original CRUSADE Channel News hosted by award winning,  25 year news veteran Janet Huxley. Followed by LIVE! From London, “The Early Show with Fiorella Nash & Friends. With the morning drive time beginning we bring out the heavy artillery The Mike Church Show! The longest running, continual, long form radio talk show in the world at the tender age of 30 years young! Our broadcast day progresses into lunch, hang out with The Barrett Brief Show hosted by Rick Barrett “giving you the news of the day and the narrative that will follow”. Then Kennedy Hall and The Kennedy Profession drives your afternoon by “applying Natural Law to an unnatural world”!    The CRUSADE Channel also features Reconquest with Brother André Marie, The Fiorella Files Book Review Show, The Frontlines With Joe & Joe and your favorite radio classics like Suspense! and CBS Radio Mystery Theater. We've interviewed hundreds of guests, seen Brother Andre Marie notch his 200th broadcast of Reconquest; The Mike Church Show over 1500 episodes; launched an original LIVE! News Service; written and produced 4 Feature Length original dramas including The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes and set sail on the coolest radio product ever, the 5 Minute Mysteries series! Combined with our best in the business LIVE! Coverage of every major political/cultural event of the last 6 years including Brexit, Trump's Election, Administration events, shampeachment, the CoronaDoom™, the 2020 Election and resulting Biden Regime's Coup d;'tat, January 6th Psy-op and now the attempt to make Russia and Vladimir Putin out as the new Hitler and his Germany. "When News Breaks Out, We Break In!" because we truly are:   The Last, Live, Radio Station, Standing.

Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show
5/11/22 Wednesday, Hour 3: MANHOOD HOUR!

Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 60:00


— Standing up to protesters outside of a church…; Andrew from Connecticut is unsure of what to do with his career.

Bikini Diaries
218: Staying Intentional with Sierra Swan

Bikini Diaries

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 65:20


This girl is on fire! IFBB Bikini Pro Sierra Swann competed in 12 shows in 2021, qualifying her for Olympia by points!!! Because of differences in the past two seasons she had a unique journey to Olympia. We talk about being intentional in all things, dealing with imposter syndrome in the Pros, the importance of taking time off, and her experiences in 2020 and 2021.   Here's what you'll hear: [4:00] Bikini Hack [10:30] Pressure in the sport and keeping a healthy balance [21:00] The importance of a coach [22:30] Taking time off [29:00] Coming back to the sport at the end of 2020 [38:00] Dealing with imposter syndrome [39:30] Qualifying for Olympia through a difficult 2021 season [47:00] Setting boundaries for herself [56:00] Standing out at the O [58:00] Goals for 2022 [1:01:00] Dear diary   Find Sierra on Instagram @ifbbpro_sierraswan    ----->Head HERE for your FREEBIES, coupon codes, and other links!https://vibe-athletics.mykajabi.com/links

ESPN Daily
Windhorst on NBA Playoffs: Eight Teams Standing

ESPN Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 44:14


The NBA playoffs are bringing it! The 76ers held off the Heat on Sunday to tie the series at two games apiece, while the Mavericks stayed hot at home and beat the Suns 101-111. In Milwaukee the Bucks took Game 3 against the Celtics in a Saturday buzzer beater and face off again Monday night. Plus, with Ja Morant likely out for Monday the Grizzlies are in poor position to win against the Warriors, coming off a 30-point Game 3 loss. ESPN's Brian Windhorst is here to tell you what to watch for as the playoffs remain open to many paths ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices