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Real Value Exchange Podcast w Joe Lemon
Steven Sashen, CEO - XeroShoes

Real Value Exchange Podcast w Joe Lemon

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 40:30


Guest: Steven Sashen, CEO and Founder XeroShoes#FreshThoughtFriday free weekly memo that gives you insights on how today's health professionals become tomorrow's business leadersLinkedin for health professionalsWebsite: Joelemon.coLinkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/joealexlemon/ InstaGram: https://www.instagram.com/joealexlemon/Connect with SteveSteven Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sashen/Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/XeroShoesSteven and Lena are husband and wife (I'm assuming you can guess which is which) and life-long entrepreneurs.Steven is the visionary and marketer for Xero Shoes. He is a Masters All-American sprinter (one of the fastest men over the age of 50 in the US) and former All-American gymnast. He was also a professional stand-up comic, cognitive psychology researcher, and taught Tai Chi and Zen Archery. Steven is also the creator of Scriptware, the industry-standard word processor for film and TV writers.Lena is an avid hiker. In her previous life she created and sold a home mortgage company, and has managed the back-end of numerous companies. She's the glue that keeps Xero Shoes from busting at the proverbial seams as it grows, taking care of all things logistical and numeric.If you want a good laugh and some insight into Steven and Lena's relationship, read the story of how Xero Shoes began.

Pepperdine Bible Lectures
Establishing a Congregational Health Ministry Outreach

Pepperdine Bible Lectures

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 31:02


Teacher: Allen Wai Jang Health is viewed as a gift from God and a way of relational living in community. Health promotion and religious beliefs are integrated into the normal cycles of life to celebrate life, enhance coping, wholeness, and improve community well-being. I will use Tai Chi and Qigong exercises as a model to illustrate intentional contextual practices that can foster a congregation's sense of mutual dependence and foster persons' ability to both give and receive care.

Paislobo Podcast
Salud y Taichi con la Dra. María Fernanda Toledo

Paislobo Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 4:58


Por María Fernanda Toledo, médico, acupunturista y practicante de Tai chi. Originalmente, el Taichi Chuan es un arte marcial interno (en chino, 內家拳; pinyin, nèijiāquán) para la lucha cuerpo a cuerpo, ya sea armada o desarmada. En tiempos más recientes se lo considera cada vez más como una práctica físico-espiritual para mejorar la calidad de vida tanto física como mental. Por una parte sería muy provechosa para la salud, mientras que por otra constituye una técnica de meditación (meditación en movimiento​).

Life Lessons
Episode 77: Living Inspired with Multiple Sclerosis, with Arlene Faulk

Life Lessons

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 52:42


In this week's episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri are joined by author Arlene Faulk. Arlene battled mysterious symptoms for nearly twenty years before being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. During that time, she tried her best to conceal the symptoms and keep them a secret while trying to climb the corporate ladder. Today she joins us to share her story of perseverance, rediscovery, and hope, and how the right medical practitioner and the practice of Tai Chi changed her life forever. Resources used for today's podcast can be found here: https://faulktaichi.com/arlene-faulk/ https://arlenefaulk.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMXtsw_Y5erjmqOvuq0lBmw Get the Book: Walking on Pins and Needles, Arlene Faulk https://amzn.to/3xW08bD Today's podcast was made possible through our affiliation with the following company. When you shop with us, you help us bring you further Life Lessons. www.beautycounter.com/sheribullock Join our VIP community and help support the podcast! Go to https://www.lifelessonscommunity.com/VIP and become a member today. We can't wait to connect with you there. You can also visit https://www.lifelessonscommunity.com/shop-with-us.html and shop with us at any time. Or you can make a monetary contribution directly at www.paypal.com/paypalme/lifelessonspodcast or in PayPal by searching our email address: connect@lifelessonscommunity.com. Do you have a good news story, a listener-led lesson, or a special quote to share? Email us at connect@lifelessonscommunity.com and listen each week to see if we share your submission. Thank you for listening!

Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis
Coffee Break #31 with Nigel Bartram | S4E51 bonus

Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 39:34


Welcome to Living Well with MS Coffee Break #31, where we are pleased to welcome Nigel Bartram as our guest!   Our Coffee Break series is your chance to get to know members of our diverse OMS community. In each episode, you'll join Geoff Allix for an intimate chat with a different member of our global community. Our guests will share their personal stories and talk about their challenges and victories, large and small. We hope you find common cause and a source of inspiration from the stories of these very special people. As always, your comments and suggestions are always welcome by emailing podcast@overcomingms.org.   Nigel is a special member of our community – a retired marketing professional who has fused his writing talents and penchant for humor to share his experiences with MS from a very unusual and humorous perspective. We'll dive more into that shortly, plus we have a very special surprise for you, so stay tuned. We hope you enjoy this episode's conversation with Nigel, coming to you straight from Paris, France.   Nigel's Bio (in his own words):   I was born in London but moved around the UK as a child. After a 1st degree in History and then an MBA, my career landed mostly in marketing in the financial sector. In my last job in the UK, as Sales & Marketing Director of a retail stockbroker, following spectacular growth from start-up, I helped lead the company through a heavily oversubscribed IPO onto the London Stock Exchange.    Aged 43 I upped sticks to follow Caroline, my wife, in what was planned to be a temporary career move for her to France, along with our two young children, and my rubbish French. I became a house husband, looking after the kids, improving my ‘null' French, and helping build a house in our Paris suburb (with stunning views towards the city. Temporary morphed into permanent. A joyful adventure, imbibing the beauty of our surrounds and French gastronomy became altogether more serious. Settling in France permanently meant I had to find a job. I retrained as a teacher of English, set up a language school, and taught part-time as a university Associate Professor.      All that was a breeze compared to a body which inexplicably started to go haywire. Overnight, out of nowhere, I lost 90% of the hearing in one ear (which happily came back of its own accord, more or less). In my long-gone student holidays, I worked as a tree surgeon, so heights held no fear for me. So how come I found myself sick with panic driving very slowly along the magnificent Gorge du Verdun with Caroline and the kids on board in 2003? I was petrified by the sheer drop into the ravine, something I'd have relished the challenge of scaling up in yesteryear. I suffered in silence of course.   I wasn't diagnosed with MS for another six years, time enough for my ‘flappy foot' and drunken sailor swagger to become my trademark walk. Bit by bit, bucket loads of other symptoms intruded into my daily life. Time enough also for MS to land me in plenty of challenging situations, some of which, even though they may have been difficult at the time, were clearly comic book stuff.   The idea of the book crystalised a few years later when I was on an OMS retreat. To my great surprise and delight, I realised that MS hadn't robbed any of us MS suffers of our senses of humour. Indeed, it had given us a rich new vein of experiences to mine and chortle over, so important when up to half of people with MS experience depression at some point.   The deal was sealed when the retreat facilitators, Dr Keryn Taylor and Dr Craig Hassed, a world-renowned expert on mindfulness, warmly embraced the idea of such a book for the morale boost it would bring to people with MS, and those close to them, by presenting an altogether lighter side of the condition. Off I went to write down a few of my own stories and harvest those of other people with MS. What a job the latter proved to be!   Questions:   Nigel, welcome to Living Well with MS Coffee Break. We're so pleased to have you on our program. The purpose of this series is to better get to know some of the diverse members of our community from around the world, and today you're in the hot seat. Can you tell us a little about your day-to-day life? When were you diagnosed with MS? Can you provide some context on that? When were you diagnosed and how did you initially deal with it? At which point did you come across the OMS program? How was that experience for you? Why did you decide to start following it? You mention in one of the 3 key things to know about you, which can be found in the show notes, that OMS may have saved your life. That's powerful. Can you speak a bit about that? Let's shift gears a little bit and talk about a very exciting project you've just completed and are about to launch. You've written a book called ‘MS A Funny Thing', which is an illustrated collection of humorous essays you've written through the years about your experience with MS. Can you tell us a bit about it? How has humor helped you deal with the challenges of MS? Another special thing about this book is that you've dedicated all the proceeds to several nominated MS charities. What compelled you to model the project this way? This book is illustrated, and I understand there is an interesting backstory to how you came to collaborate with the illustrator. Can you share a little about that? Since we have whet everyone's appetite about this book, we have a very special treat for you. Nigel is going to read one of his essays from the book! This is very exciting, Nigel. It's the first author reading on this podcast. Please take it away and perhaps share its title and a little context on the piece you're going to read for the next few minutes. Wow, that was fantastic. Thanks so much, Nigel. How can people get their hands on your book? Before we ask Nigel one final question, I want to remind our listeners that May is Mindfulness and Meditation month at OMS. To mark that, tune into a special webinar on May 17, featuring a live meditation session with Phil Startin. If you're listening to this episode after May 17, don't worry, you can view a replay of this or any of our webinars at any time. Details on registering for this free webinar, as well as a link to replays of past webinars, can be found in our show notes. And check out the OMS social channels for daily mindfulness tips that you can incorporate into your day. Nigel, thank you so much for being on Living Well with MS Coffee Break and allowing our community to get to know one of its own a little better. One last question before you go, and it's a bit of a tradition in that we ask it of all our Coffee Break guests. If you tap into your experience with MS generally and OMS specifically for a nugget of wisdom that would help people ease into and better adopt the OMS program, what would that advice be?   Praise for Nigel's Book:   “There are three things I'd like to say about Nigel's book. First, in medicine, we now understand that laughter is good medicine. This book is decidedly good for you! Second, all proceeds go to worthy MS charities. Win-win! Third… now what was that third thing? I need to take Nigel's sage advice and stop nominating how many points I am about to make, don't I?”   Professor George Jelinek MD, Honorary Professor, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Founder of Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis   Three Interesting Facts About Nigel (in his own words):   I'm physically pretty handicapped, with an EDSS of 7, but still live a fulfilled life. I haven't given up hope of getting some lost physical function back and am working hard to do that and making some early progress. I'm certain but can't prove that the OMS regime saved my life, getting me through a flirtation with the grim reaper three years ago. Until fairly recently, we who've continued deteriorate physically despite following the programme religiously, have been a real OMS Cinderella, as though somehow, we're an aberration and should be ignored. This view is shared by quite a lot of my OMS friends who have similarly failed to experience any recovery. We nonetheless continue to adhere to the programme believing it to be a force for good even if it doesn't do what it says on the tin for us.   Nigel's Links:   Nigel's book MS A Funny Thing is officially released on May 30 (World MS Day), but you can purchase early here Check out the blogs Nigel has written on the Overcoming MS website Check out Nigel's website, where you can get a taste of his writings Register here for the OMS meditation webinar with live meditation session, taking place on May 17; if you've missed the live webinar, catch the replay here   Coming up on our next episode:   On the next episode of Living Well with MS, premiering May 25, 2022, meet Arlene Faulk, Tai Chi instructor, storyteller, and author of the new book, Walking on Pins and Needles: A Memoir of Chronic Resilience in the Face of Multiple Sclerosis. Learn how Arlene deploys the ancient practice of Tai Chi to help manage chronic pain associated with MS.   Don't miss out:   Subscribe to this podcast and never miss an episode. You can catch any episode of Living Well with MS here or on your favorite podcast listening app. For your convenience, a full episode transcript is also available on all platforms within 72 hours of each episode's premiere. If you like our program, don't be shy and leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you tune into the show. And feel free to share your comments and suggestions for future guests and episode topics by emailing podcast@overcomingms.org.   S4E51c Transcript Coffee Break #31 with Nigel Bartram   Geoff Allix (00:01): Welcome to Living Well with MS Coffee Break, a part of the Living Well with MS podcast family from Overcoming MS, the world's leading multiple sclerosis healthy lifestyle charity, celebrating its 10th year of serving the MS community. I'm your host, Geoff Allix. Today, you'll meet someone living with MS from our diverse and global Overcoming MS community. Our Coffee Break series invites you into the lives of each guest. They share their personal MS journeys and speak openly about their challenges and victories, large and small. We hope you find some common cause and a source of inspiration from the stories of these very special people. You can check out our show notes for more information and useful links. You can find these on our website at www.overcomingms.org/podcast.   If you enjoy the show, please spread the word about us on your social media channels or leave a review wherever you tune in to our podcast. Finally, don't forget to subscribe to Living Well with MS on your favorite podcast platform so you never miss an episode. So get your favorite beverage ready, and let's meet today's guest on Living Well with MS Coffee Break.   Welcome to Living Well with MS Coffee Break #31, where we're pleased to welcome Nigel Bartram as our guest. Our Coffee Break series is your chance to get to know members of our diverse OMS community. In each episode, you'll join me for an intimate chat with a different member of our global community. Our guests will share their personal stories and talk about their challenges and victories, large and small. We hope you find common cause and a source of inspiration from the stories of these very special people. As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome by emailing podcast@overcomingms.org. That's podcast@overcomingms.org.   Nigel is a special member of our community, a retired marketing professional who has fused his writing talents and penchant for humor to share his experiences with MS from a very unusual and humorous perspective. We'll dive more into that shortly; plus, we have a very special surprise for you, so stay tuned. We hope you enjoy this episode's conversation with Nigel, coming to you straight from Paris, France.   So Nigel, welcome to Living Well with MS Coffee Break. We're very pleased to have you on the program, and the purpose of this series is to get to know a bit better the diverse members of our community from around the world, and today you're joining us from Paris, France. So could you tell us a little bit about your day-to-day life?   Nigel Bartram (02:27): Yeah, thanks very much for having me. It's a great pleasure. First of all, a little correction. It's not your fault, but we actually don't live in the center of Paris, or actually in Paris itself, but in a very leafy suburb, with a forest on one side and the river Seine, you can see the barges going past from our bed in the morning, we're about 20 kilometers outside the center of Paris.   Geoff Allix (02:51): That actually makes it sound more idyllic than living in Paris now.   Nigel Bartram (02:55): Well, it is. And I think in common with what's happened in the UK and many countries post-COVID, people are beating a path out of big towns and cities to go to places where there are spaces which during confinement, as they called it here, are a bit more pleasurable than being cooped up in a rabbit hutch, which is many people's place in Paris.   But yeah, so my everyday life, it's I think largely unexciting. I'm fairly handicapped, so I don't get around very much, but I spend quite a lot of time writing on my computer and doing blogs for OMS and for other MS charities, and it's one of the reasons I had time to create the book. One of the great delights of living here is the gastronomy, which is a reason why we stayed and not went back. So lots of delicious meals, all conforming to the OMS guidelines, or as we called it on my retreat, legal food. And incidentally it's easier, I think, in the UK to eat out than it is here. People, with the exception where they get to know you very well, look incomprehensibly at you when you say, "Well, I can't have this, I can't have that, can't have that," and the rest of it. So they give you a plate of mushy green beans or something quite often. I exaggerate, but anyway.   Geoff Allix (04:34): No, I've been to France a number of times since following OMS diet, and I would say it's one of the more challenging places I've been to. We did eat a fair amount of pizza, because anywhere that does freshly made pizza, it's fine. Have pizza without cheese. But yes-   Nigel Bartram (04:56): I think that one of the saving graces actually is fish, because the French eat far, far more fish and seafood than in places in the UK. So even in a brasserie, you'll find fish on the menu, and they'll deign to not fry it or whatever, then you're okay.   Geoff Allix (05:19): And so when were you diagnosed with MS, and could you tell us a bit about that diagnosis and how that went?   Nigel Bartram (05:23): Yeah, I was diagnosed in 2009, but the first symptoms started appearing in 2003. And the reason for the delay was, I guess, twofold in the diagnosis. Firstly, that my GP, while I wouldn't expect him to have been able to diagnose MS, really ignored things that were happening to me, and just sent me for more and more physio, which of course did nothing at all. At the time, one of the big symptoms was what I call the floppy foot, drop foot. And so that was one cause of the delay. The other was that courtesy of SNCF, the French train company, I had a big accident so I was laid up for over a year and ended up suing the rail company. So that totally disrupted life, including getting on the trail of whatever it was that was causing the problem.   So I was diagnosed in 2009, as I said. Immediately after diagnosis, I had to go back to the UK for a week and left my wife, and the neurologist sent the results through. And in French, MS or multiple sclerosis is called sclérose en plaques, SEP they call it, for MS. And my wife is really, really bilingual, but you can only ever be totally bilingual, or you can only be bilingual to the extent you've lived in the two languages through the same life experiences. So of course, she's never had any cause to know what SEP or MS in French was, so she immediately Googled and was appalled to find out what it was that was wrong with me.   And I think it's a fairly common phenomenon that it's often tougher for the partner, for the wife or for whoever it is that's the bystander in this, than it is for the person themselves. Because I mean, we're helpless to some degree, although if you haven't got primary progressive MS then there are meds now available. They just haven't the faintest clue. And for me, it was actually a welcome relief, because I'd had this bag full of things happening over the preceding six years and I now had an explanation for it. That wasn't good news, obviously, but at least I had some rationale to explain what had been happening to me.   Geoff Allix (08:12): That's true. And for me personally it was like, I haven't got a tumor in my brain, or something. You start thinking, "What else could it be? It's something going on neurologically." And so it could have been worse, there is that.   Nigel Bartram (08:28): Yeah. Well, I think your imagination is better than mine. I didn't even think... What on Earth is causing the incontinence, whatever's causing my foot to drop and me trip up everywhere.   Geoff Allix (08:43): And when did you come across OMS, and how did that go?   Nigel Bartram (08:49): Yes, I came across OMS courtesy of... I don't know if you know the magazine New Pathways.   Geoff Allix (08:54): Mm-hmm.   Nigel Bartram (08:57): I can't remember how this happened, but anyway, I was in contact with the editor of New Pathways, and he told me about an event which was taking place in Brighton, where [inaudible 00:09:11] and Craig Hassed was there as well and was giving a conference in the Amex center there. So I went along, that was in 2014, and I absolutely bought what I was hearing.   And I was nowhere near on the OMS program, but I found over the course of the preceding years that I probably did the shopping most of all, more than my wife. And I found I'd gone off red meat almost totally. And so the family are complaining, "Why are you giving us all this chicken?" None of them liked fish, so I didn't stick my neck out that far, but the things my body was telling me that it no longer wanted. So actually the food side of it really didn't give me a big, big problem, because I was mentally and physiologically unconsciously heading that way in any case. So that's how I came across OMS, and then the following year I was lucky enough to go on a retreat, a weeklong retreat in Ammerdown. So that's my OMS story.   Geoff Allix (10:25): And you mentioned in one of the three things to know about you in the show notes that OMS may have saved your life. So that's quite a powerful statement, so could you tell us about that?   Nigel Bartram (10:43): Well, a powerful statement made by a non-medic, non-scientist. You have to take it with the caveat. Yeah, it was coming up on three years ago, I was admitted into A&E; well, twice actually, so they bundled me out the door at two o'clock in the morning the first time. And it turned out to be pancreatitis, which is probably caused by a gallstone escaping the gallbladder. I got septicemia, and I got a couple of other things. So I was six weeks in intensive care. And it's my honest belief, but I say it's an untestable thing to say, but that my body wouldn't have been strong to withstand all that.   The surgeon who subsequently took out my gallbladder to avoid any repetition with gall stones, he said... Because I was questioning whether, because it was the first time anything like this ever happened, whether it was necessary. And he said, "Well, about 50% of people who get pancreatitis like you die. So you're lucky to have escaped that. And then you had septicemia on top of it." And so that's my belief that it was some inner strength that really got me through it. It was very challenging to keep to the diet, to keep to the food regime in hospital, with hospital food. [inaudible 00:12:30].   Geoff Allix (12:30): Yes. I've had some infusions, and I found that staying in hospitals can be somewhat problematic, but yeah. Thankfully not for as long as you, so I could manage it for a few days, things being brought-   Nigel Bartram (12:45): They allowed my wife to come in with meals stuck in the fridge for a couple of days' worth. So a mixture of starvation and brought in meals got me through it.   Geoff Allix (12:59): So you've touched on your book, so if we could change a little bit and talk about this, so it's a hugely exciting project you just completed, about to launch. And the book is called MS A Funny Thing, which is an illustrated collection of humorous essays that you've written through the years about your experience with MS. So could you tell us a bit about the book?   Nigel Bartram (13:20): Yeah. Sorry, just to slightly correct what you said. Well, first of all, the full title is MS A Funny Thing (well sometimes!), not always. And secondly, that I mean, I've got two or three stories in there, but I didn't want a book about my experiences. I want a book about lots of people with MS experience, and therefore it's a collection of the stories and a couple of poems by people that I've garnered over the years. So yeah, it's an illustrated book, each story or poem is illustrated by a funny drawing or painting done by professional artists.   The genesis actually came about on the OMS retreat because I was really surprised, agreeably so, by the real positivity that I found amongst my fellow retreatees. I don't know what I was really expecting, but plenty of laughter, lots of bonhomie, and so on and so forth. And so I thought, well, this is good. People with a sentence of MS don't necessarily throw away their humorous side at all. And the two facilitators, one's Dr. Craig Hassed, the mindfulness guru, and Dr. Keren Taylor, who's a consultant psychiatrist and works under the OMS umbrella. I bounced the idea off them of a book exactly as it's turned out and asked them what they thought. And they thought it was a very, very good idea. So I floated it to the group, who all liked it as well. So I was then able to tap a few members in the group for stories. And that was really the start of it.   Geoff Allix (15:29): And has humor helped you deal with some of the challenges of MS?   Nigel Bartram (15:35): I guess so. I never really thought about it in those terms, because looking for the funny side of things, and not in a desperate search, but through difficulty, often in retrospect, you do find something to laugh about, something that wouldn't have happened to somebody else if they'd been able bodied or not been in that particular situation because of the MS symptoms causing that. And through the book, being able to talk to other people about their experiences and helping them write up in some cases their experiences, and they're genuinely funny.   Geoff Allix (16:26): And another special thing about the book is that you've dedicated all the proceeds to several nominated MS charities. So what compelled you to make that decision? Why did you decide to model the project this way?   Nigel Bartram (16:42): Because I don't need the money. We don't need the money, particularly. I thought that... Choosing the charities, that they have given me a lot. So it's a way of paying that back, hopefully with dividends. So it was pretty much a no brainer to do it for those two reasons.   Geoff Allix (17:10): And I've heard that there's an interesting backstory with how you came to work with the illustrator for the book, so could you tell us a little bit about that?   Nigel Bartram (17:22): Yes. The idea for having illustrations came from a friend in London, and at the time one of her brothers was doing an art course, and I said, "Yeah, it's a great idea, but where do I find somebody to do the illustrations?" And as I said, her brother was doing an art course at the time, so she said, "Well, I'll get my brother to post something on the notice board," which he did, and there were a couple of responses, one of which turned out to be the person that did probably about the first 12, 15 illustrations, was an Italian student studying in London at the time.   And who she termed her favorite auntie; it wasn't actually an aunt, a blood relation, but her favorite family friend; had MS and quite severely disabled. And so it obviously chimed with her as a cause. But I think what also within that struck a chord was that despite I did have a Zoom with her so-called auntie one occasion, who was in a wheelchair, unable to use a mouse so using eye movement to control the cursor, but was nonetheless chirpy. And I think that that probably resonated a lot with the illustrator. And so for a pittance, she did the illustrations, and exercised a lot of patience in dealing with somebody who is completely unartistic, and on a good day can do a half sensible brief and on a bad day nobody can understand what I'm thinking about.   Geoff Allix (19:12): And since we've whet everyone's appetite about the book, we have a special treat for our listeners, and Nigel's going to read one of his essays from the book. So it's the first author reading we've had on the podcast, so please take it away. And could you share the title and a little context on the piece that you're going to read for the next few minutes?   Nigel Bartram (19:34): Yeah. Well, this isn't one of my stories, because I wouldn't lay claim to having the best stories in the book at all. This is one I selected it because it's quite punchy and not too long. So I thought I didn't want to send your listeners off to sleep, but if I did, with a smile on their face perhaps. But anyway, so the title of this, it's by somebody called Ian Daly, and the title is MS, Walking Sticks, Waterboarding, and Much More.   Multiple sclerosis is an insidious disease. The changes that it brings about can seriously affect your life, without you immediately realizing. For me, the first and possibly hardest change to come to terms with was needing assistance to be able to get around. For context, I was a reasonably fit 50-year-old man who would walk approximately five miles a day. I loved to walk. I've always tried to preserve some sense of humor when dealing with MS and its sackful of issues. I probably laugh at things that I shouldn't, say things that cause friends to look at me, and I suspect silently tut. Consultants and nurses roll their eyes, but I usually get a laugh, and that's what matters. It's my chronic illness, and I'll take whatever pleasure I can from it.   Anyhow, jump ahead a couple of years, and I'd started to find walking difficult and falls were becoming more frequent. My legs had stiffened up; controlling them was becoming ever more wearisome. The usual test, two consultants plus an MRI, and I'm awarded a title of MAM with PPMS, middle aged man with primary progressive MS. Hooray! I remain disappointed that there isn't a badge, some form of certificate, and media recognition. With legs that were always tired, I elected to use a stick to help keep mobile and hopefully more stable. Rather than burden the NHS in innumerable physiotherapist and occupational therapists, who I suspected have better things to do, I ordered an adjustable stick through the internet. It arrived and it was reasonably successful in enabling me to walk short distances.   Accepting I was now MAM with PPMS who needed a stick was slightly harder to come to terms with. I needed to shake off this pride thing. It seems this is a common experience and is the subject of many "do whatever you need to do to get by and stay strong" articles over the internet. Due to a rapidly wasting left leg, I soon became MAM with PPMS who needs two sticks. Isn't life grand? Walking short distances was now possible, although my mean-minded MS probably reasoned that I was getting around too well with my two sticks; with cushioned hand grips, no less; elected to introduce severe vertigo for good measure. So I now find I'm walking with two sticks across the deck of a ship during high seas wearing roller skates. Superb.   Incidentally, I was once visiting a doctor with my two sticks and severe vertigo for a series of blood tests. I was discussing weight gain with the nurse, and the fact it's hard to exercise when you have two sticks, weak legs, and vertigo, as you do when someone is sucking bucket loads of blood out of your arm. "Have you tried a treadmill?" says the nurse. Fortunately, she finished extracting blood and was concentrating on filling buckets and applying the useless cotton wool bandage to each of my shoulders, so didn't see my wide-eyed stare, and although I do say myself, magnificent eye roll, combined with my mutter of "Jesus" under my breath. Some people have very little idea of how lucky they are not to go home without having been hit by an office chair.   So MAM with PPMS who needs two sticks now has a further issue: stairs. I've come to detest stairs. They have the ability to hurt my knee in a uniquely painful manner. I attempt to minimize this by using my arms on the banisters to take some of my weight. This only really works on the way down. On the way up, it's a matter of hauling myself along while trying to lessen the weight on my leg and the searing pain in my knee joint which it causes. I can't use my sticks, as I need to hold onto something. Remember the vertigo? I suppose I could try a treadmill. "You need a stair lift." "What is it I now need?" "A stair lift." So MAM with PPMS who needs two sticks becomes MAM with PPMS who needs two sticks and a stair lift. Excellent. To be fair, I rate the stair lift as one of the best inventions of mankind. Okay, there's the wheel, the car, sliced bread, gin, and the internet, but really, I can now get up and down stairs. It does however come with a few tiny issues. Issue one. The stair lifts are generally designed for the elderly and even more infirm than I; their operation reflects this. Incidentally, I have nothing against the elderly. Some of my oldest friends are elderly, and I hope to survive to join their ranks one day, PPMS permitting. Anyway, I press a button and go upstairs. Pause to count grains of sand. Nothing happens for what I'm told is five seconds. It seems infinitely longer. Nothing apart from a very loud screech from the unit, no doubt to warn any other parking elderly person in the vicinity that something's about to happen and that they should dive for cover. The screech is loud enough to hurt my ears. Dogs run down our road to get away from the sound, whilst bats, no doubt attracted by the high frequency, try to get in the window. Being of a practical nature, I've removed the cover, voided the warranty, and unceremoniously jammed an ear plug into the speaker. It dulled the screech a bit, but I can still hear it, as I suspect all the dogs in the neighborhood can.   Issue two. After a five second delay and the eardrums have perforated, we're moving. As far as I can detect, there are three speeds: very slow, slow, and a bit slow, like my walking these days. When the engineer came to fit and program the unit, I was watching it as it made its leisurely way up and down the stairs, configuring the motor all the climb and corners. "Can you make it go a bit quicker?" "No. Sorry. That's it." I'm in no position to argue. Without it I'm confined to one floor. Admittedly, it'd be one of my choosing.   Third issue. Speaking to the company which makes the stair lift. Again, don't get me wrong, I know they have a specific demographic they target for sale, and that's grand. What they do not appear to acknowledge is that everyone who needs a stair lift is stone deaf and has a man with a red flag to walk in front of their car. Indeed, I have the hearing of a bat, and until recently owned an extremely large and very fast motorcycle. That was another casualty of the MS progression. Anyway, I digress. An example will be the call to let me know when the engineer was arriving to install the lift. "Hello? Is that Mr. Daly?" The lady speaking clearly and louder than I would generally have expected. "It is," I find myself shouting a little, as if trying to join in. "Mr. Daly, we're arranging for our engineer, Adam," not his real name, "to attend tomorrow. Would you prefer AM or a PM visit?" "AM, please." "Great. Would 11 o'clock be a good time? That should give you plenty of times to get washed and dressed and have your breakfast." "Er, okay. That'll be fine."   I'm not used to this level of interest or consideration. Like most people, I normally have to endure the "We're unable to give you a time. AM or PM is best I can do." Appointment fixed; I wonder if I have time to nip out to get the engineer a gift. Nothing extravagant, you understand, just a token. "When Adam arrives, he'll show you his identification badge. If you're not completely happy, please give us a ring to confirm his ID is genuine. He won't mind waiting." "If I'm not happy, I'll bounce Adam down the drive." "I beg your pardon?" "Nothing. 11 o'clock tomorrow then. Yep." You see, everyone must be elderly if they have a stair lift. I've done the thing where you ask for a note that you put on your account, you know the sort of thing, "Please do not treat Ian as an elderly gentleman. He's not elderly, neither is he a gentleman." This makes not a blind bit of difference. It is extremely annoying, until there's a problem or you need something.   About a year ago, I was cruising up to the first floor, coffee in one hand, motorcycle helmet on in order to deaden the sound, and my finger on the requisite button. I arrived upstairs, where I spent some time playing with the internet and drinking coffee. On attempting my return journey, nothing. The whole thing was dead as a dodo. So I telephoned the company to advise them of my dilemma. "I'm trapped outside." I thought I'd go straight for the dramatic introduction, as it would raise a level of medium to high panic.   An entirely reasonable and professional sounding lady began slowly to talk me through a list of resolutions that must have previously worked. Not today though. "Are you able to get downstairs, Ian?" "Of course," my sarcasm nerve had now kicked in, "that's why we spent four and a half grand on a stair lift." "I beg your pardon?" "Nothing. Just thinking out loud. Not really, I'm pretty stuck here." "Okay. Then there's something we can try." The fix turned out to be opening the footrest and then slamming it closed. "As hard as you can." "Really?" "Yes, really." This I did. Everything lit up like a Christmas tree and the warning bleep felt compelled to join in. All sorted. Well, almost. Adam, not his real name, turned up the next day to replace the main circuit board, and at a prearranged time.   After a lot of inane rambling, my message here is if there's something, anything, which can make your life a little easier, then for the love of God, go for it. Walking stick, crutches, stair lift, car adaptations, grab rails, false limbs, parachutes; they're all there to enable you to, or at least some semblance of you. Use them. Walk or shuffle to the park. Point at pigeons with your stick. Make sarcastic comments to call center staff. The possibilities are endless. Life with MS is hard enough.   I was showering the other morning and dropped the soap, such a trivial thing for a non-MAM with PPMS. It's only a small shower cubicle, so I bent double to pick up the soap, slipped, and became wedged in the corner, and to all intents and purposes upside down. It was like being waterboarded. If it wasn't for the grab rail, I'd probably have drowned. How my partner and I laughed. Ian Daly, a middle-aged man with PPMS, who needs two sticks and a stair lift, and a non-slip mat in the shower, and grab rails in the said shower, plus a grab rail to [inaudible 00:32:39] and a stool for the shower.   Geoff Allix (32:43): Thank you very much for that. That was fantastic. So now that you've whet our appetite with that, how can people get hold of the book?   Nigel Bartram (32:54): Right, it'll be sold on Amazon in print form and also as an eBook. It's due come out on the 30th of May, which is World MS Day. I believe we chose the date in order hopefully to get a higher profile for it. So it'll be coming out shortly after, I think this podcast is released, won't it?   Geoff Allix (33:23): Yeah. Yeah. This is coming out May. So you mentioned at the end of May is World MS Day, and also I want to remind our listeners that May is Mindfulness and Meditation Month at OMS. And to mark that, you can tune into a special webinar on May the 17th featuring a live meditation session with Phil Startin. And if you're listening to this episode after May 17th, don't worry, you can view a replay of this or any webinars at any time. And details of registering for the free webinar as well as a link to replays of past webinars can be found in the show notes for this episode. And check out the OMS social channels for daily mindfulness tips that you can incorporate into your day. So Nigel, thank you so much for being our guest on Living Well with MS Coffee Break.   Nigel Bartram (33:23): Could I just interrupt you a second?   Geoff Allix (33:23): Yep, sorry.   Nigel Bartram (34:16): Your plug was instantly longer than mine.   Geoff Allix (34:16): I know.   Nigel Bartram (34:19): I must just add that just if you go onto Amazon and Google, put the search MS A Funny Thing, there won't be anything like it, so you don't need to remember the full title of the book.   Geoff Allix (34:35): And we will have links in the show notes as well actually, so you'd be able to get to the book no problem.   Nigel Bartram (34:35): Okay. Fantastic.   Geoff Allix (34:41): So one final thing that we normally ask our guests, which is a bit of a tradition that we have, which is that if you tap into your experience with MS generally and OMS specifically for a nugget of wisdom that could help people, particularly new people, adopt the OMS program, what would that advice be?   Nigel Bartram (35:04): One particular aspect or just one thing-   Geoff Allix (35:06): No, just anything that you think could help people who are maybe newly diagnosed or maybe new to the OMS program.   Nigel Bartram (35:16): I think I'd say two things, if I may.   Geoff Allix (35:18): Yeah.   Nigel Bartram (35:19): One is that although some people may find the diet difficult to come to terms with, there are so many great recipes that you can get through OMS. You won't be depriving yourself of an enjoyable gastronomy at all. And it is so utterly healthy that whether you had MS or not, it's such a good thing to do. The second thing I would say, and obviously I don't mean to plug your plug, but mindfulness is a real, real blessing because there are tough times. And being able to, I was going to use the word retreat, perhaps that's not the best verb to use; but anyway, to find a place to go to when you're in difficulty which you can emerge from tranquil and at ease with the world, having cured nothing other than maybe anxiety or stress, which is important in its own right, I'd highly recommend that.   Geoff Allix (36:29): With that, thank you very much for joining us, Nigel Bartram.   Nigel Bartram (36:34): A great, great pleasure. And do buy the book. And it comes complete with a testimonial from George Jelinek. Can I just read out what he says?   Geoff Allix (36:43): Absolutely. Yeah.   Nigel Bartram (36:45): Because he's got a bit of a teaser in there. "There are three things I like to say about Nigel's book. First, in medicine, we now understand that laughter is good medicine. This book is decidedly good for you. Secondly, all proceeds go to worthy MS charities. Win-win. Third, now, what was it, that third thing? I need to take Nigel's sage advice and stop nominating how many points I'm about to make, don't I?" In order to unpack and understand that last comment of George's, you'll need to buy the book and read the preface.   Geoff Allix (37:27): Okay. With that, thank you very much. And I would encourage everyone, search out the book on Amazon. Actually, I should say that you can do this thing called Smile at Amazon and you can nominate a charity. So not only does the money go to charity from the book, but actually everything that you buy from Amazon, you can nominate a charity, and OMS is one of the charities you can nominate, and a small amount of any shopping at Amazon would actually go to charity.   Nigel Bartram (37:55): So it's a win-win-win-win.   Geoff Allix (37:55): Thank you for listening to this episode of Living Well with MS Coffee Break. Please check out this episode's show notes at www.overcomingms.org/podcast. You'll find all sorts of useful links and bonus information there. Do you have questions about this episode, or do you or someone you know want to be featured in a future Coffee Break episode? Then email us at podcast@overcomingms.org. We'd love to hear from you. You can also subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform so you never miss an episode. Living Well with MS Coffee Break is kindly supported by a grant from the Happy Charitable Trust. If you'd like to support the Overcoming MS charity and help keep our podcast advertising free, you can donate online at www.overcomingms.org/donate.   To learn more about Overcoming MS and its array of free content and programs, including webinars, recipes, exercise guides, OMS Circles, our global network of community support groups, and more, please visit our website at www.overcomingms.org. While you're there, don't forget to register for our monthly e-newsletter, so you can stay informed about the podcast and other news and updates from Overcoming MS. Thanks again for tuning in, and see you next time.   The Living Well with MS family of podcasts is for private, non-commercial use, and exists to educate and inspire our community of listeners. We do not offer medical advice. For medical advice, please contact your doctor or other licensed healthcare professional. Our guests are carefully selected, but all opinions they express are solely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Overcoming MS charity, its affiliates, or staff.  

FORward Radio program archives
LIVE at the How-To Festival | Louisville Free Public Library | May 14, 2022

FORward Radio program archives

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 273:47


Forward Radio was thrilled to live broadcast for the entire duration of the 2022 How-To Festival at the main Louisville Free Public Library! Listen in as we drop-in on all kinds of workshops and talk to a wide variety of local experts and enthusiasts about everything from How to do Stage Combat, to How to Raise a Herd of Urban Goats! These are just some of the more than 50 things you could learn in five hours at the Library's annual How-To Festival -- Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m–3:00 p.m. at the Main Library. This year's Festival was a mix of past favorites—how to do Tai Chi, homebrew beer, or grow delicious tomatoes—along with new lessons, such as how to make and decorate tasty dog treats, perform modern dance, and create digital music. Other timely topics include how to plan a cross-country trip in an electric vehicle and how to buy and sell a home in a crazy market. And thanks to our continued partnership with the Louisville Urban Agriculture Coalition, How-To once again featured three gardening tents with classes presented by Urban Ag member groups, including Kentuckiana Beekeepers, Wild Ones, and Master Gardeners. The How-To Festival is FREE and takes place throughout the Main Library and surrounding grounds. https://www.lfpl.org/how-to/

I’m In My Twenties?!
058 - "Just Shred It!" Yes Theory, Mindsets for Mastery, & How Snowboarding Taught Us to Live Life FULLY

I’m In My Twenties?!

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 62:16


In a span of a couple days, Vittorio and I went from “hmm kinda wanna try snowboarding,” to sinking hundreds of dollars into gear and tumbling down the bunny hill on Cypress Mountain. What followed were months of tripping on the ski lifts, addicting adrenaline, and Nick's graceful Tai Chi moves. In this (unintentionally comedic) conversation, Nick, Vittorio, and I reminisce on our season — from funniest memories, to biggest challenges, to everything falling face-first in snow taught us about grit, mastery, gratitude, and “Yes” theory, ultimately carving an unforgettable chapter of making the most of our twenties! || This episode features Nicholas Yee and Vittorio Chiu. You can connect with Nick and Vittorio on Instagram at @nick.yeee and @vittoriochiu, and check out episodes 10 and 8 of this podcast for their past features! Also check out Nick's podcast, "It's Time For Recess" (@_itstimeforrecess on Instagram). || Follow @iminmytwenties on Instagram and check out www.megkuang.com/podcast to stay up to date. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Plant Medicine Podcast with Dr. Lynn Marie Morski
Addressing Military Sexual Trauma through Ayahuasca with Wyly Gray and Andrea Lucie, PhD

Plant Medicine Podcast with Dr. Lynn Marie Morski

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 48:41


In this episode of the Psychedelic Medicine Podcast, Wyly Gray and Dr. Andrea Lucie join to discuss the issue of healing military sexual trauma (MST) through ayahuasca. Wyly Gray is a former Marine and founding executive director of Veterans of War, a nonprofit which connects teams of veterans to psychedelic-assisted guided group therapy designed to heal the scars of war in community. Dr. Andrea Lucie is a native of Chile and a third generation healer who has been traditionally and non-traditionally trained in ancient healing practices in the United States and Mexico. She also holds a PhD in mind-body medicine. This conversation begins by discussing the tragic phenomenon of military sexual trauma and the current treatment modalities available for veteran survivors. Wyly explains that the current treatments, which primarily take a talk therapy approach, often fall short of what survivors need as they focus on treating the symptoms as they arise rather than being able to address these conditions at their root causes. Dr. Lucie explains the science behind ayahuasca as a treatment for trauma, highlighting the profound neurological and psychological impacts of this psychedelic medicine.  Seeing the particular need for better treatment options among the veteran population, and the potential for ayahuasca to have such a profound positive impact, Wyly founded Veterans of War with the hope of better addressing this need. He shares the details of the six-month fellowship program, which involves a small cohort of veterans who do significant preparatory work together prior to a communal ayahuasca ceremony, followed by many integration sessions after the ceremony. Dr. Lucie explains different forms of mind-body work that may be effective supports before and after ceremony, citing things such as Tai Chi, meditation, and even close relationships with animals.  Towards the end of this conversation, Wyly shares some profound stories of transformation he has witnessed first-hand through his work with Veterans of War. He has seen veterans who've struggled profoundly with panic attacks become incredibly joyful people, and others who were on the brink of suicide begin to heal and form deep and meaningful relationships. In closing, Wyly discusses plans to establish a healing center in Oregon for Veterans of War to further increase access to these opportunities without the need for international travel.   In this episode: The problems of the civilian service-member divide, and how ayahuasca can help break down these barriers The importance of supportive community in the context of ayahuasca therapy for veterans with MST Mind-body practices that can support veterans working through MST before and after an ayahuasca ceremony How trauma changes the brain and the neurological effects of psychedelics that can help reverse these changes Why tackling issues of sexual assault within the military can be so difficult    Quotes: “I think that Ayahuasca is unparalleled in its ability to create a safe and effective path towards recovery, but I deeply believe it also needs bookends on either side, or a structure to get the most out of it.” [8:19] “Sometimes we just don't want to talk. We just want to feel and when we feel and we identify where in the body the trauma is stuck—because the trauma gets stuck in the body—then we know how to release it with movement.” [27:16] “Our response to trauma has seemed to be very one-dimensional. This is an effort to shift that, to start looking at people as whole units and at the same time, start speaking to the needs of that whole unit. If you are able to heal the trigger point of that trauma, you don't have to heal its expression.” [31:18]   Links: Veterans of War website Veterans of War on Instagram Veterans of War on Twitter Psychedelic Medicine Association Porangui

Fashion . Business . Mindset
Donna and Marcello Abbate, Founders of Fit for Life - How to create a thriving workplace, embody a wellness culture and lead impactful change!

Fashion . Business . Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 78:15


Enjoy tuning into this enriching episode focused on Wellness and Mindfulness.Workplace Wellness statistics: Burnout, stress, physical health and anxiety are significant issues in the workplace...throw the pandemic's mental health impact into the mix – and business leaders now need to meet dramatically heightened needs for health and wellness support.The CSIRO conducted a study with 4,000 participants emerging from COVID-19 lockdowns feeling their exercise (66%), emotional wellbeing (41%) and diet (36%) had worsened to some degree, with two in five indicating they have gained weight during the outbreak, and 60% reporting a negative shift in their overall satisfaction with life.The Medical Journal of Australia has concluded that mental health problems were at least twice as prevalent as in non-pandemic circumstances, and one person in every five is now experiencing clinically-relevant depression symptoms.The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has also reported 21% of Australians also said they had started drinking more alcohol - this is more than double the global average (10%).Needless to say, we're in dire need of solutions, support, healing and step by step Wellness & Mindfulness frameworks that are accessible and REALISTIC to implement into our daily lives.So setting the scene, this is why I'm so excited to introduce you to my guests, Donna and Marcello Abbate because they have a Solution and it's absolute GOLD.Who wouldn't want to bring WELLNESS into our individual lives by working on ourselves which should always be the priority, but to also create a Mindful, Vibrant, Productive, Creative and Connected Workplace.Donna and Marcello Abbate are the founders of FIT FOR LIFE, mind, body and soul.Donna is one of Australia's most well known wellness leaders. She has facilitated changes in thousands of lives whilst working with Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat for more than a decade. Her fusion of fitness modalities, as well as nutritional and naturopathic medicine, educational seminars and group fitness sessions, provided her guests a transformative, holistic experience on retreat, which now continues online via FIT FOR LIFE's programs.Marcello is a pioneer in the fitness industry with over 25-years experience of embracing a love of body biomechanics, rehabilitation and martial arts. He is a Tai Chi, mindfulness mentor that initiates real changes in the workplace, with families and individuals' lives as he enables long lasting change, psychologically and physically.During this conversation, Donna and Marcello share insights into their journey and WHY they do what they do, and they share how WE can access and embody the teachings they offer and create the best versions of ourselves and Workplaces where we can THRIVE.Want to find out more about Donna + Marcello's powerful programs? Contact Elizabeth directly at elizabeth@fashionequipped.com.au or DM her on Insta @fashionequippedJOIN OUR SYFB PROGRAMME If you want to make the Fashion Business your Business in 2022– then head to our website and watch the replay of our last Info Session & QA.Our waitlist is now open for our 'Start Your Fashion Business' programme, so if you would like to join our community alongside inspiring people like Emily, jump on the list now!If you're up for a Mini-Course, check out our Start and Scale Studio. and explore Start your Sourcing Strategy, Startup Cost Analysis, and Tech Pack Development.If you want to work 1:1 with a Mentor and kickstart your biz development, you can head to Your Mentor Collective – book a 1 hour of power session with one of our amazing industry Mentors - that's where the magic happens!You can find Fashion Equipped over at:Instagram: @fashionequipped @startyourfashionbusiness_auPodcast Insta: @fashionbusinessmindsetFacebook: www.facebook.com/fashionequippedWebsite: www.fashionequipped.com.auLet's do this together, let's make The Fashion Business, YOUR Business!

Siła spokoju | Radio Katowice
Siła Spokoju. Tai Chi - Tai Chi na współczesne problemy

Siła spokoju | Radio Katowice

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 11:39


Na nasze skołatane nerwy, sztywny kręgosłup czy gonitwę myśli szukamy obecnie różnych sposobów. Okazuje się, że stare metody sprzed wieków doskonale się sprawdzają. Zapraszamy na drugie spotkanie z Tai Chi, chińską gimnastyką zdrowotną.

Women Making Waves Podcast
WMW Faradena Afifi

Women Making Waves Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 29:31


Faradena Afifi is a Tai Chi instructor, massage therapist, violist, cellist and professional singer. Fara is co-founder of free improvisation music group The Noisy Women. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Paislobo Podcast
Los beneficios a la Salud del Taichi con la Dra. María Fernanda Toledo

Paislobo Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 4:30


Por María Fernanda Toledo, médico, acupunturista y practicante de Tai chi. Si te interesa revisar más información sobre los beneficios en salud que brinda el Taichi te invito a revisar: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi - publicado el 2013 - editorial Shambhala Publications - Por Peter Wayne y Mark Fuerst.

Doctor Vs Comedian
Episode 61: Interview with Maz Jobrani (Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, ‘Back to School with Maz Jobrani')

Doctor Vs Comedian

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 53:41


Today on a special episode the guys interview superstar comedian Maz Jobrani. Maz discusses his early life, how he became interested in performing, and how he went to university originally to study political science. He then discusses being ‘political' in comedy and how being Persian influences his comedy. The guys then discuss Maz's ‘Tai Chi' approach to hecklers and compare him to Canadian New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh. The guys then ask Maz about the genesis of his podcast ‘Back to School with Maz Jobrani'. Finally, Ali asks Maz about his advice for aspiring comedians and they discuss Maz's upcoming shows May 20 and 21st in Ottawa and Toronto.    The opinions expressed are those of the hosts, and do not reflect those of any other organizations. This podcast and website represents the opinions of the hosts. The content here should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for entertainment and informational purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions.    Music courtesy of Wataboi and 8er41 from Pixabay   Contact us at doctorvcomedian@gmail.com   Follow us on Social media: Twitter: @doctorvcomedian Instagram:  doctorvcomedian   Show Notes: Maz Jobrani - How to Handle a Drunk Trump Heckler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXiGT8SPdFs Jagmeet Singh praised for 'calm and positive' reaction to anti-Muslim heckler: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/jagmeet-singh-stands-against-hate-1.4284473 Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! https://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/ Back To School with Maz Jobrani: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/back-to-school-with-maz-jobrani/id1459194552

The Stress Nanny with Lindsay Miller
Decrease Stress with Mindful Movement

The Stress Nanny with Lindsay Miller

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 42:28


On this episode Sifu Rubia Smolens walks us through the benefits of Tai Chi and shares some simple ways to phrase this mindful movement practice for kids and adults. Learning to slow down can be challenging in our fast-paced world but adopting a practice like Tai Chi or Qi Gong can make it easier to create a mindful-movement habit which can help us access calm anytime. For many years, Rubia has introduced people to tai chi. Her practices are easy to relate to and learn. Give them a try! She is offering a free Qi Gong course to listeners. Go to taichiwellness.online and use code nannyqi for 100% off your purchase. You can also find Rubia on Instagram @weiwutaichiSifu Rubia of Wei Wu Tai Chi discovered the benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong as a way to heal herself. It is her mission to share these ancient healing practices with others, giving them the tools to maintain health, rejuvenate their bodies and recapture youthful energy and equanimity in their lives. Rubia's training includes Classical Yang Family Style Tai Chi, Yoga Naga (a warrior form of Yoga) and Iron Shirt Qi Gong. She has taught in community centers, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, private group classes, along with speaking engagements at corporate functions such as the Oprah Winfrey Network Offices in Los Angeles. She recently created the online courses Tai Chi Fundamentals for Beginners and Qi Gong - For Grounding learn more at taichiwellness.onlineLindsay Miller is known for her suitcase tricks and playful laugh. When she's not playing catch with her daughter or rollerblading on local trails with her husband, you can find her using her 20+ years of child development study and mindfulness certification to dream up new ways to get kids excited about deep breathing. Having been featured on numerous podcasts, platforms and publications, Lindsay's words of wisdom are high impact and leave a lasting impression wherever she goes. To download Lindsay's Mindfulness At Any Age Guide click here. Please follow this podcast, share it with a friend and give rate the podcast here! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Work Smart Hypnosis | Hypnosis Training and Outstanding Business Success
WSH372 - Deborah Yaffee on Synergistic Healing

Work Smart Hypnosis | Hypnosis Training and Outstanding Business Success

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 45:01


Deborah Yaffee is what I affectionately call one of the “hyphenates.” She is a Hypnotist, Nutritionist, Astrologist, Reiki Master, and Certified Tai Chi Instructor. And among all those hyphens - Deborah is also a serial entrepreneur. She is the founder and owner of Ez Tai Chi For Health, HypnoChef, and Liberation Astrology. She is also the owner of Deb's Dharma Nutrition and the Riverside Healing Arts Center and “The Little Cooking School.” Since 1981, Deborah has been recognized as The Planet Whisperer® due to her unique approach of integrating Hermetic Astrology, Alchemy, and hypnosis to help her clients achieve positive change and live the life they deserve. Deborah joins me today to discuss the synergistic healing approach she uses to help her clients achieve positive change. We discuss the common thread between Tai Chi, astrology, and hypnosis and how she blends the mind-body practices of Tai Chi and hypnosis with nutrition when working with clients. She explains why she considers her work with clients as ‘synergistic healing' and shares an example of a no-touch Tai Chi practice she uses with clients. We also discuss what body-centered suggestions are, how using mindfulness exercises with your clients can help them create positive change, and how physical exercise and nutrition impacts the mind and body. Join us at our next certification course LIVE and ONLINE at: https://worksmarthypnosislive.com/ “To me, all of it is hypnotic. All of it involves hypnosis. The thread being: we're looking at creating habits that help us rather than harm us.” - Deborah Yaffee ●      Deborah's journey into hypnosis●      What are Dr. Hauschka products●      The common thread between all of the things Deborah does to help her clients●      Why Deborah considers the work she does with clients as “synergistic healing”●      Understanding body-centered suggestions●      Using mindfulness exercises to help clients achieve positive change●      An example of a ‘no touch' Tai Chi practice you can use with clients●      How Deborah blends the mind-body practices of Tai Chi and hypnosis with nutrition in her practice●      How physical exercise impacts your mind and body Resources Mentioned: ●      Dr. Hauschka●      Book: Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine by Candace Pert Connect with Deborah Yaffee: ●      EZ Tai Chi For Health●      Email: eztaichiforhealth@gmail.com●      HypnoChef●      Email: thehypnochef@gmail.com●      Liberation Astrology●      Email: deb@liberationastrology.com●      Phone: (413) 625-2800●      EZ Tai Chi For Health on Facebook●      EZ Tai Chi Hypnosis Facebook Group●      Liberation Astrology - The Planet Whisperer on Facebook●      The Planet Whisperer Facebook Group●      Deborah Yaffee on LinkedIn Join our next online certification course… wherever you are in the world!●      https://WorkSmartHypnosisLIVE.com/  Get an all-access pass to Jason's digital library to help you grow your hypnosis business: ●      https://www.hypnoticbusinesssystems.com/ Get instant access to Jason Linett's entire hypnotherapeutic training library:●      https://www.hypnoticworkers.com/ If you enjoyed today's episode, please send us your valuable feedback! ●      https://www.worksmarthypnosis.com/itunes ●      https://www.facebook.com/worksmarthypnosis/ Join the new WORK SMART HYPNOSIS COMMUNITY on Facebook!●      https://www.facebook.com/groups/worksmarthypnosis/  Want to work with Jason? Check out:●      https://www.virginiahypnosis.com/call/

Wonder: A podcast by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Mindfulness, Meditation, Martial Arts | Teja Bell

Wonder: A podcast by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 60:35


Teja Bell is a committed practitioner of the Dharma and the Dao, a recognized Zen Master, a 6th-degree black belt in Aikido, and a qigong teacher. Teja emphasizes the healing and restorative aspects of qigong, with a focus on mindfulness and meditation. Listen in as he shows how mindfulness, meditation, and martial arts can impact your entrepreneurial journey.  Timestamps: 02:30 - The Art of Undoing 08:45 - The use of martial arts 13:03 - Harmonious living 14:29 - Competition 16:56 - Transformation 21:56 - What is Qigong? 24:08 - Qigong is a legitimate change 31:29 - Getting started with meditation 39:32 - Relax and recharge! 43:28 - “Soul searching” 48:23 - Qigong vs Tai Chi 51:40 - Join Teja's Wednesday classes! Links Teja Bell: https://www.tejabell.com/

Kev the Coach Experience
#91 Designing Your Life For Success With Business Strategist & Entrepreneur Tanya MFK

Kev the Coach Experience

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 52:06


Need a little inspiration? Our guest, Tanya MFK can give you just that. Tanya started her journey with little money or opportunity, but that didn't stop her from having big dreams. In this episode, Tanya explains what it takes to persevere through difficult circumstances, master your time, energy & mindset to crush at whatever you're after... you don't want to miss this one. Here's what we covered: Why you need a "yes man" attitude when pursuing your goals (say yes now, figure the rest out later) How to develop a resilient mindset & attitude How Tanya designs every moment of her life with purpose & intention, & how you can too How you can use the understanding of neuroscience to improve your self talk More about our guest: Through her business, My Designed Life, Tanya MFK offers a 1-1 Coaching & Consulting, Project Immersion, Retreats, Courses, Workshops and Free Resources for Entrepreneurs. Master Yourself & Master Your Business. Tanya MFK's Clarity→Strategy→System Success Plan has been the backbone of profitability for Fortune 500 Companies & Business Owners since 2005. Unique to address both personal development & business strategy, her mission is to eliminate the hustle lifestyle that keeps us from enjoying our best now while building a thriving business. Some of her trainings & certifications: Business Development, Applied Neuroscience, Inbound Marketing, Digital Advertising, High Performance Coaching, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Immunology/Clinical Research, Personal, Child, & Sports Nutrition, Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Kung Fu. She's @tanyamfk everywhere but for more links click here: https://linktr.ee/tanyamfk?utm_source=linktree_profile_share My name is Kevin Higgins. I coach driven nice guys from breakup to breakthrough. I help you rebound your life by discovering your truths & your purpose, building your confidence in your mission, & understanding women & relationships. If you'd like my help personally, send me a message via email or on Instagram "Superior Man", & I will be in touch with you soon. For more info about my work, additional links to social. click here --> https://linktr.ee/kev_thecoach Get your question answered on a future episode by emailing

Just Pro Wrestling News
Bullet Club Dominates New Japan Dontaku.

Just Pro Wrestling News

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 6:16


Listen and subscribe at www.JustProWrestlingNews.com Like the show? Support the show and get bonus content at https://www.patreon.com/justprowrestlingnews I'm Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, May 2, 2022. This update is brought to you by IndyWrestling.us. (STINGER: NJPW) Bullet Club dominated New Japan's Wrestling Dontaku show on Sunday…adding championships and a new member! We're going to run through this chronologically. First, Bullet Club's Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens are the new IWGP Tag Team Champions. They pinned Hirooki Goto to win a 3-way over Goto & YOSHI-HASHI…and the former champs Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb. In the following match, Tama Tonga beat EVIL to win the NEVER Openweight Title. But right after the 3-count, Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows made a surprise appearance to beat up Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, and Jado. Next, Bullet Club's Taiji Ishimori beat El Desperado to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title. The semi-main event was up next: Hiroshi Tanahashi beat Tomohiro Ishii to win the vacant IWGP United States Championship. Chase Owens confronted Tanahashi after the match, setting him up for a blindside attack by a masked man - who revealed himself to be Juice Robinson, who is now part of Bullet Club. Robinson had said he would be leaving New Japan when his contract expired at the end of April. Juice is a LIAR!. Finally came the main event. Kazuchika Okada beat Tetsuya Naito to retain the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. But just when it appeared the show-ending celebration was over, Jay White showed up - back in Japan for the first time in about a year. White and the rest of the refreshed Bullet Club lineup laid out Okada to close the show. Okada is now set to defend against White at Dominion on June 12th. Also announced for Dominion…Anderson will challenge Tama Tonga for the NEVER Title…and Owens & Fale will defend the tag titles against Cobb & Great-O-Khan. Shingo Takagi will defend the KOPW 2022 trophy against Taichi at Dominion. Taichi pinned Takagi with a Gedo Clutch to win a 6-man tag at Wrestling Dontaku. Other results from that show, Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato beat DOUKI & Yoshinobu Kanemaru to hold onto their junior tag titles. Hiromu Takahashi beat YOH. And Tanga Loa beat Yujiro Takahashi. Tokyo Sports reports Tetsuya Naito will undergo a second surgery to address double vision in his right eye. The first procedure was back in 2019 and Naito missed a few weeks of action. New Japan Sunday also announced the field for the Best of the Super Juniors tournament. It includes a number of foreigners and fresh faces for New Japan fans. They include AEW star and Ring of Honor Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta…Impact X-Division Champion Ace Austin…U.S. indie standout Alex Zayne…GLEAT's El Lindaman…New Japan newcomer Francesco Akira…Titan from CMLL...and a couple of regulars from New Japan Strong: Clark Connors and TJP. The tournament begins on Sunday, May 15th. TJP was on Saturday's New Japan Strong…and he took a loss to Mascara Dorada. Also on the show, Jay Lethal beat Ren Narita…and The DKC beat Kevin Knight. Brody King vs. Minoru Suzuki has been added to the Capital Collision show in Washington, D.C. on May 14th. (STINGER: WWE) Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns & SmackDown Tag Champs The Usos are being promoted for tonight's RAW. This follows a big change to the lineup for WrestleMania Backlash. The tag team championship unification match is no longer on the card. Instead, it'll be Reigns and The Usos vs. Drew McIntyre & the RAW Tag Champs RK-Bro. The change was made during last Friday's SmackDown. McIntyre came to the rescue of RK-Bro after they were attacked by Reigns & The Usos. WWE released TEN individuals associated with its NXT brand and Performance Center, including Dakota Kai, Dexter Lumis, Draco Anthony, Harland, Malcolm Bivens, and Persia Pirotta. WWE's big show in Cardiff, Wales in the United Kingdom in September will be called “Clash At The Castle” (STINGER: AEW) AEW announced the early start time for this Friday's episode of Rampage - 5:30 PM Eastern. This is due to coverage of the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs on TNT. On last Friday's Rampage, Darby Allin qualified for the Owen Hart Foundation Men's Tournament. He beat Swerve Strickland. Tonight's Dark: Elevation has DDT Pro's Konosuke Takeshita vs. Ring of Honor star Rhett Titus. Another former ROH star, Cheeseburger, will take on Tony Nese. Plus, Nyla Rose & Emi Sakura vs. Anna Jay & Kris Statlander. AEW stars were all over AAA's Triplemania XXX show in Monterrey Saturday night. The Young Bucks beat AAA Mega Champion Hijo Del Vikingo & Fenix in the main event. Vikingo took the pin. Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti won the AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles. Back in Japan… Go Shiozaki is the new GHC Heavyweight Champion. He beat Kaito Kiyomiya to win the vacant title at Pro-Wrestling NOAH's show over the weekend. Shiozaki is now set to defend the GHC Title against Satoshi Kojima at the Cyber Fight Festival on June 12th. Also announced for the Cyber Fight Festival - Rob Van Dam. MIRAI is the winner of Stardom's Cinderella Tournament. That's JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, May 2nd. I'm Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening. ~~~Full run down at www.justprowrestlingnews.com ~~~ • • • • • wwe #wrestling #prowrestling #smackdown #wwenetwork #wweraw #romanreigns #ajstyles #NXT #raw #njpw #wwenxt #SethRollins #TNA #johncena #RandyOrton #wrestlemania #ROH #WWF #summerslam #tripleh #aewdynamite #professionalwrestling #aew #allelitewrestling #aewontnt #DeanAmbrose #nxt #KevinOwens #wwesmackdown 

Coach Glass Podcast
CGP Ep441 Strength or Tai Chi

Coach Glass Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 35:34


When you apply a stress to the body the body adapts. So thats what we do. We create programs that stress the body. The bigger the stress the bigger the adaptation. But what if instead of making exercises harder, we made them easier? What if you could produce the same amount of work with less effort? Wouldn't that make you a better athlete? As a strength coach I add resistance. As a performance coach I make you move that resistance with less effort. More efficiency! Like Tai Chi! Need guidance and mentorship to help you accomplish your DreamBIG? Simply fill out this application https://forms.gle/MW4TY9KknnQUoZ959 or if you want more information go to https://www.jasonglasslab.com/mentorship Thank you to our sponsors. @mytpi @perform_better Register for all your MyTPI classes here: http://www.mytpi.com/certification/seminar-calendar Fitness Level 3 is May 6-8th Want to buy some equipment? Of course you do! Perform Better @perform_better http://performbetter.com use code “GLASS15” at checkout to buy your Mace, Kettlebells and bands. I will be speaking at the 2022 Perform Better Summit in Providence Rhode Island Aug 26-28th! Lets GO!!!!

Heretics by Woven Energy
#81 Religions of the Miasma: Tai Chi vs Christianity

Heretics by Woven Energy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 59:35


What ways are there to be religious, and what constitutes a religion in the first place? Is Tai Chi a better religion than Christianity? Is there any difference between the New and Old Testaments? Why do so few people understand esotericism and its purpose, and why are organised religions afraid of it? These questions and more are examined in our latest episode.

Popcorn Culture
125 - Bubbles for Adults

Popcorn Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 65:06


Ben and J discuss: plant echo chambers, not bending over, yoga, appliances not working, the Car Paradox, fashion and confidence, Plato's Allegory of the Cave, prohibition, the history of powdered wine, Ben's new 3-D printer, Lincoln's vineyard, niche interests, and a throwback to our bad cocktail idea. If you want us to stay AD FREE in 2023 (and get your special popcorn culture flag), follow us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/popcornculture You can also track the progress of how close we are to meeting our goals! Show Notes: Houndsy Kibble Dispenser - https://www.houndsy.com/  Tai Chi - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_chi  The Car Paradoxi  Plato's Cave Tik Tok - https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd4Nw9tm/  Reddit Post about Wine Bricks - https://www.reddit.com/r/PopcornCulture/comments/u4fopp/there_is_also_a_distillery_that_exists_to_just/   Series of Unfortunate Events - https://www.amazon.com/Unfortunate-Collection-Beginning-Miserable-Penultimate/dp/B00NHYPQQO  Pop Episode 31 where we invent Wurdle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CzoHH3haUo  J's Wick of the Peek: The Plant Sprayer - https://amzn.to/3KgN0Al  Support the Show and Vote for Host: https://www.patreon.com/popcornculture  Get your own GMA stickers: https://store.dftba.com/products/gma-stickers  Get Your Bingo Card: https://bingobaker.com#f805834af83dce50    Email the show: popcornculturepod@gmail.com  Discuss the Podcast on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/PopcornCulture/  Follow the Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/apopcast  Follow SCB on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlinbrothers/  Follow SCB on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@super_carlin_brothers Discuss the Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHfIbq9thHPC8yrKjAdJgDA    Alternate Titles:  The Nature of Plants The Wrong Way to Think About Yoga Time to Change My Entire Life Again There's No Right Way to Own a Cool Car Am I the One in the Cave? Brick of Wine Lego - Prohibition on Toys Anticipation of the Magic

DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast
166: A New Way for Physicians To Lower Stress Starting Today with Dr. Zibin Guo

DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 22:04


“Knowing your vulnerabilities makes you able to yield before breaking down, so that is the whole idea of Tai Chi.” - Dr. Zibin Guo For episode 166, Master Certified Coach, Jill Farmer welcomes Dr. Zibin Guo to the podcast! Dr. Zibin Guo is a professor in medical anthropology at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and a Tai Chi Chuan Master. He specializes in Applied Medical Anthropology with a focus on applying traditional healing knowledge to develop intervention programs to promote physical and psychological well-being among vulnerable populations. In this episode, he shares about the benefits of Tai Chi for our busy physician audience. As he mentions in the podcast, you can experience the benefits of Tai Chi without dedicating a bunch of time or learning any difficult exercise regimens. He suggests learning two Tai Chi movements and integrating their practice into your life. Tune in to this episode to learn the amazing benefits of Tai Chi and how it can help you.  Dr. Zibin Guo is a professor in medical anthropology at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and a Tai Chi Chuan Master. He specializes in Applied Medical Anthropology with a focus on applying traditional healing knowledge to develop intervention programs to promote physical and psychological well-being among vulnerable populations.    In 2005, Dr. Guo developed a form of wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) program making a traditional healing/martial art accessible to people with ambulatory limitations. A key feature of this innovative program is that it integrates wheelchair motions with the flowing movements of TCC to transform the wheelchair from an assistive device to a tool of empowerment and artistic expression. Dr. Guo's program was debuted at the 2008 Paralympics.     Since 2016, funded by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Guo has been implementing the Adaptive Tai Chi for Veterans program across the country. As of September 2021, Dr. Guo and his team have provided the training to over 600 VA healthcare providers at more than 80 VA Medical Centers/facilities across the United States and territory    Prior to joining the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Dr. Guo served as a lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine of Harvard Medical School and the Director of Clinical Studies at New England School of Acupuncture.     Learn more here: http://www.appliedtaiji.com  http://adaptivetaichi.org  NPR article on veterans and Tai Chi   Watch Dr. Guo's wheelchair Tai Chi here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR0DbXlS4GI   Find full transcripts of DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast episodes on the DocWorking Blog  DocWorking empowers physicians and entire health care teams to get on the path to achieving their dreams, both in and outside of work, with programs designed to help you maximize life with minimal time.   Are you a physician who would like to tell your story? Please email Amanda Taran, our producer, at podcast@docworking.com to be considered.   And if you like our podcast and would like to subscribe and leave us a 5 star review, we would be extremely grateful!   We're everywhere you like to get your podcasts! Apple iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google, Pandora, Stitcher, PlayerFM, ListenNotes, Amazon, YouTube, Podbean   You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.    Some links in our blogs and show notes are affiliate links, and purchases made via those links may result in payments to DocWorking. These help toward our production costs. Thank you for supporting DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast!   Occasionally, we discuss financial and legal topics. We are not financial or legal professionals. Please consult a licensed professional for financial or legal advice regarding your specific situation.   Podcast produced by: Amanda Taran

Radiate Wellness Podcast
Radiate Healing for the Planet with Bill Douglas

Radiate Wellness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 62:44


Earth Day was largely celebrated a few days ago on 4/22, but we can continue healing ourselves and the Earth through the power of Tai Chi. Join us today on the Radiate Wellness Podcast as we Radiate Healing for the Planet with Bill Douglas, founder and global organizer of World Tai Chi Day. worldtaichiday.org which is coming up on April 30th this year! Bill is a Tai Chi instructor, supporter of The Global Transformation Project globaltransformationproject.org , author, and has been a Mind Body consultant and teacher all across the globe for 30 years. Through a collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim pharmaceuticals, Bill created a Mind Body DVD for people dealing with Parkinson's Disease. Patients throughout the United States were provided free access to the DVD via physicians and neurology departments. Follow Bill's YouTube channel youtube.com/channel/UCRBMBTJ6QN1V0V7p9-iuEIg to find videos on Tai Chi, Qigong, and more of his podcast appearances. Find his books on Amazon at amazon.com/Bill-Douglas/e/B001IZT944%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Don't forget to like, share, and follow this podcast! Sounds simple, but it helps others find us and our amazing guests.

Just Pro Wrestling News
Title Match, Becky Lynch's Return Set For Tonight's WWE Raw.

Just Pro Wrestling News

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 4:09


Listen and subscribe at www.JustProWrestlingNews.com Like the show? Support the show and get bonus content at https://www.patreon.com/justprowrestlingnews I'm Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, April 25, 2022. This update is brought to you by IndyWrestling.us. (STINGER: WWE) The RAW Women's Championship is set to be defended tonight. Bianca Belair will be challenged by Sonya Deville. Also being promoted for tonight's RAW…the return of Becky Lynch for the first time since WrestleMania…and a celebration of Randy Orton's 20th anniversary in WWE. Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss has been added to WrestleMania Backlash. (STINGER: AEW) Tonight's Dark: Elevation has New Japan's Minoru Suzuki vs. QT Marshall. DDT Pro's Konosuke Takeshita makes his re-debut in AEW. He'll face Brandon Cutler. Plus, Penta Oscuro vs. Max Caster…Kris Statlander vs. Julia Hart…and Anna Jay, Ruby Soho & Skye Blue vs. The Bunny, Emi Sakura & Nyla Rose. Adam Cole qualified for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. He beat Tomohiro Ishii on Friday's Rampage. Cole got a late assist from Jay White. Jade Cargill is still TBS Champion and 30-0 in her career…after a win over Marina Shafir. (STINGER: Impact) Josh Alexander is once again Impact World Champion. He took the title from Moose in the main event of Saturday night's Rebellion pay-per-view. Ace Austin is the new X-Division Champion. He dethroned Trey Miguel in a 3-way that also included Speedball Mike Bailey. Taya Valkyrie beat Deonna Purrazzo to win AAA's Reina de Reinas Championship. Tasha Steelz is still Knockouts Champion. She beat Rosemary. Violent By Design survived an 8-team elimination match to hold onto the Impact Tag Titles. Tomohiro Ishii beat JONAH…Steve Maclin won a 3-way over Jay White and Chris Sabin, who took the pin. The Influence beat The IInspiration to retain the Knockouts Tag Titles on the Countdown to Rebellion pre-show. Also, Eddie Edwards beat Chris Bey. Edwards was supposed to face Ring of Honor World Champion Jonathan Gresham, but Gresham was not medically cleared. Impact will hold its Slammiversary pay-per-view in Nashville, Tennessee on June 19th. Athena - the former Ember Moon - won Warrior Wrestling's vacant women's championship over the weekend. (STINGER: NJPW) New Japan has a big show Monday in Hiroshima. The main event will see Taichi defending the KOPW 2022 trophy against Shingo Takagi. After a fan vote, this title contest will be a “30 count rules match”. The rule according to the New Japan website: “A cumulative count will apply to both wrestlers in the match, and whoever can pin the other for a combined total of 30 will walk away with the trophy.” Also on the show, Bullet Club's House of Torture: EVIL, SHO & Yujiro Takahashi defend the NEVER 6-Man Tag Titles against Hiroshi Tanahashi & the Guerrillas of Destiny. On Saturday's New Japan Strong…Buddy Matthews beat Yuya Uemura…Swerve beat Blake Christian…and Big Damo made his New Japan debut with a win over John Skyler. That's JUST Pro Wrestling News for ______. Our next update comes your way ____, so be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review.. I'm Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening. ~~~Full run down at www.justprowrestlingnews.com ~~~ • • • • • wwe #wrestling #prowrestling #smackdown #wwenetwork #wweraw #romanreigns #ajstyles #NXT #raw #njpw #wwenxt #SethRollins #TNA #johncena #RandyOrton #wrestlemania #ROH #WWF #summerslam #tripleh #aewdynamite #professionalwrestling #aew #allelitewrestling #aewontnt #DeanAmbrose #nxt #KevinOwens #wwesmackdown 

Code of the Cardboard Samurai
#17 -God of Pioneer 7 and the State of Organized Play in Japan

Code of the Cardboard Samurai

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 60:22


With the God of Pioneer 7 tournament in the books and still fresh on everybody's mind, The Japan Hobbyist and his "cohost" Taichi invite new friend and local MTG player Mickey (Swampmouse on Discord) to talk about his experience at the event. We go over what the metagame was like, the top 16 decklists, and also discuss the overall state of the Pioneer format in Japan at the moment. In the second half of the podcast we move onto a discussion about organized play in Japan to help foreign players living or visiting the country. Taichi gives us some insight on what OP was like in the past in Japan and his opinions on how this year will be different, then offers us the unique perspective of a level 1 Magic the Gathering Judge. If you're thinking about playing Magic the Gathering in Japan and want to hop into competitive play this year, you don't want to miss this episode! If you have questions about MTG in Japan don't be afraid to drop into our discord or hitting me up on Twitter!   Discord: https://discord.gg/JGKxHhy Twitter: @YoJapanHobbyist

Wellness Within Cancer Support
Qigong & Cultivating Vitality with John Brewer

Wellness Within Cancer Support

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 28:53


In this episode, Wellness Within Founder Patti Brown, MS LMFT is joined by Qigong Instructor, John Brewer. John is an honored instructor at Wellness Within and he provides Qigong classes in-person at the center and online. In this episode, he shares about how his own journey led him to Qigong and helped him heal. He discusses what is “qi”, breaks down the components of the Qigong practice, describes the power of Wisdom Healing Qigong, and much more.John has been studying, practicing, and teaching qigong for years.  He is a lifelong educator, versed in making learning effective and fun. He creates a safe, engaging environment through his practice of compassionate communication and empathy. John has been trained in, and will draw from, two systems: Wisdom Healing Qigong with Master Mingtong Gu, and Integral Qigong with Dr. Roger Jahnke. Should you wish to explore these two very compatible paths you are invited to examine the following websites:  www.chicenter.com or www.instituteofintegralqigongandtaichi.org  He looks forward to serving those who are interested in giving Qigong a try either in person or online via Zoom. Visit www.wellnesswithin.org to register for a class.Additional Resources:The Physiology of Tai Chi & Qigong – This is a 12-minute practical introduction to fundamentals of Qigong in relation to our human bodies.Qigong Demystified with Dr. Cynthia Li – Check out this previous Wellness Within Podcast episode with honored guest, Cynthia Li, MD. Dr. Li's health challenges with an autoimmune thyroid condition and chronic fatigue changed her life and her practice of medicine. In this in-depth conversation about healing, she shares her experience of how Zhineng (Wisdom Healing) Qigong contributed to her radical remission and her observation of how science is evolving to measure and support the benefits of this ancient practice.This podcast is sponsored in part by Koinonia Family Services, Consolidated Communications, and Merchants Bank of Commerce.  Guests and information on this podcast are not an endorsement of those individuals or practices. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/give or click the link below.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=4GNQH4LSJ6EKY)

Jabroni University » Jabroni U Podcasts
New Jabroni Pro-Wrestling w/ Daniel and Bonesaw: Hyper Battle '22

Jabroni University » Jabroni U Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 59:05


Forget Sakura Genesis! Flowers are for botanists! We like futuristic laser wars from the 80's, so it's Hyper Battle season! Daniel and Bonesaw discuss the night's events, which culminated in a hyper battle betweeen Zack Sabre Jr. and Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship! Also mentioned, The Cheese v Aaron Nova at Civil Brawl and Stone Cold Steve Austin v Kevin Owens at Wrestlemania Night 1!

COVID NoiseFilter - Doctors Explain the Latest on COVID-19
Ep. 518 - An Ancient Art, Evaluating the Risks of Airborne Transmission, and Connections Between Long COVID and Chronic Illness

COVID NoiseFilter - Doctors Explain the Latest on COVID-19

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 10:03


Today, in episode 518, our expert Infectious Disease Doctor and Community Health Specialist discuss what you need to know about Public Health. We talk about the benefits of Tai Chi, as well as how to evaluate the risk of airborne transmission, and how long COVID is linked to chronic illness. As always, join us for all the Public Health information you need, explained clearly by our health experts. Website: NoiseFilter - Complex health topics explained simply (noisefiltershow.com) Animations: NoiseFilter - YouTube Instagram: NoiseFilter (@noisefiltershow) • Instagram photos and videos Facebook: NoiseFilter Show | Facebook TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@noisefiltershow --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/noisefilter/message

The Holderness Family Podcast
We're In A Slump

The Holderness Family Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 32:40


I feel very fortunate to have had our careers and health for the past two years, but I have been in an emotional slump. I'm fighting mine by amping up my extrovert time (shocker I know) but I am determined to push past this slump. Penn has been in a recent slump with his tennis hobby. He realized he has been putting more emphasis on his athletic performance instead of just having fun.Penn and I discuss how to know when a hobby isn't serving us in good ways. Also we discuss the first stop on my hobby hunting journey... Tai Chi! What ways do you overcome slumps? Share with us by leaving a comment or review.Don't forget to call us and leave a message - we might play your question in next week's episode. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 323-364-3929.Thank you for listening! Your support means the world to us. If you like this podcast please consider leaving us a review. We also love feedback. Email us at holdermesspodcast@gmail.com.We wrote a book! Learn more here: www.theholdernessfamily.com/book Join our Facebook family: www.facebook.com/theholdernessfamilyFollow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/theholdernessfamily Find us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/theholdernessfamilyAbout the Holderness Family
: Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles Holderness create original music, parodies, and Vlogs for YouTube and Facebook to poke fun of themselves and celebrate the absurdity in circumstances most families face in their day to day life. They published "Christmas Jammies" in December 2013 and life hasn't been the same. Since then, their popular parodies, "All About That Baste", "Baby Got Class," and original music "Snow Day" have received national news coverage. Penn, the Dad, took a chance and left his job as a news anchor to join his wife Kim, the Mom, at their video production and digital marketing company, Greenroom Communications, LLC. Lola and Penn Charles are always happy, respectful and eat all of their vegetables (that last sentence is a lie). The Holderness Family Podcast is Edited and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Just Pro Wrestling News
Shinjiro Otani Seriously Injured.

Just Pro Wrestling News

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 4:48


Listen and subscribe at www.JustProWrestlingNews.com Like the show? Support the show and get bonus content at https://www.patreon.com/justprowrestlingnews I'm Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, April 11, 2022. A special welcome to those of you listening on WrestleMap.com. If you want to bring our updates to your website...email us: desk@justprowrestlingnews.com. Japanese pro wrestling legend Shinjiro Otani is hospitalized…and as of the latest update early Monday, Otani is unable to move his arms or legs after he was injured during a match over the weekend. Otani was in a match against ZERO1 Champion Takashi Sugiura on Sunday…when Sugiura delivered a German suplex to Otani into the turnbuckles. Otani was lying motionless in the ring but was responsive. The match was immediately stopped. (STINGER: New Japan) Title changes in New Japan over the weekend. Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb are the new IWGP Tag Team Champions. They took the titles from Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI at the Hyper Battle show over the weekend. The United Empire gained a new member at the show: former All Japan Junior Champ Franceso Akira. Also at Hyper Battle, Taichi won the KOPW 2022 trophy from Toru Yano. SANADA relinquished the IWGP U.S. Title. He recently suffered a fractured orbital bone. Will Ospreay and Hiroshi Tanahashi will fight for the vacant title at Wrestling Dontaku on May 1st. Also announced for that show: Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP World Heavyweight title… El Desperado vs. Taiji Ishimori for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title… And EVIL vs. Tama Tonga for the NEVER Openweight title. This year's G1 Climax tournament will begin on Saturday, July 16th. World of Stardom Champion Syuri is out of Stardom's Cinderella tournament. She and Himeka fought to a draw Sunday. Also on that show, Hazuki beat AZM in a tournament match. (STINGER: WWE) Ronda Rousey will get another shot at Charlotte Flair's SmackDown Women's Title at WrestleMania Backlash…in an “I Quit” Match. The WWE Women's Tag Titles are on the line on tonight's RAW. Sasha Banks & Naomi defend against Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan. Also tonight, Cody Rhodes vs. The Miz…AJ Styles vs. Damian Priest…and Veer Mahaan vs. Rey Mysterio. WWE announced the NXT Tag Titles have been relinquished. This comes after one-half of the former champs, Nash Carter, was reportedly released. New champs will be crowned on Tuesday's episode Friday's SmackDown saw the main roster debuts of Gunther, Marcel Barthel - now known as Ludwig Kaiser - and Raquel Gonzalez - now using the last name Rodriguez. (STINGER: AEW) Tonight's Dark: Elevation has LuFisto teaming with The Bunny & Emi Sakura to take on Ruby Soho, Anna Jay & Skye Blue. There's a big 10-man tag: All THREE members of the Gunn Club - Austin, Colten, AND Billy - plus Chaos Project vs. Dark Order's Stu Grayson, John Silver, Alex Reynolds, Alan ‘5' Angels & 10. Plus, Top Flight vs. The Factory's Aaron Solo & Nick Comoroto. Wheeler Yuta is part of the Blackpool Combat Club after a bloody, valiant loss to Jon Moxley on Friday's Rampage. Red Velvet qualified for the Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament with a win over Willow Nightingale on Friday's Rampage. (STINGER: ROH) Minoru Suzuki will defend the Ring of Honor TV Title on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite…against Samoa Joe. (STINGER: Impact) Savannah Evans says she has signed a long-term contract with Impact. The Briscoes are set for Impact's post-Rebellion TV tapings in Poughkeepsie, New York later this month. At GCW's show in Los Angeles Saturday…BUSSY - Effy & Allie Katch - beat The Briscoes to win the GCW Tag Team Titles. That's JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, April 11th. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning, so be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review.. I'm Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening. ~~~Full run down at www.justprowrestlingnews.com ~~~ • • • • • wwe #wrestling #prowrestling #smackdown #wwenetwork #wweraw #romanreigns #ajstyles #NXT #raw #njpw #wwenxt #SethRollins #TNA #johncena #RandyOrton #wrestlemania #ROH #WWF #summerslam #tripleh #aewdynamite #professionalwrestling #aew #allelitewrestling #aewontnt #DeanAmbrose #nxt #KevinOwens #wwesmackdown 

A Quest for Well-Being
Taoist Energy Arts, Psychotherapy & Spiritual Development

A Quest for Well-Being

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 43:56


— A central dilemma for spiritual seekers, and perhaps for all human beings, is learning how to live with one part of our awareness rested into the profound stillness of the unconditioned mind, while simultaneously being fully engaged in the unique context of our lives. This is an art that requires years of practice. To accomplish this balance of stillness and movement we must be deeply rooted in the paradoxes of human existence. We must recognize ourselves as both form and formless, as a unique event in time and space, and also a timeless essence that transcends physical, psychological and cultural conditions. We must understand ourselves as beings with biological, psychological and cultural conditioning, and also as timeless wells of emptiness from which creation has mysteriously sprung.  The practitioners that I have known that have embodied this moment of creation when emptiness flows into form and form into emptiness have a particular kind of energy about them. They transmit a timeless presence and transcendent quality of Being while simultaneously being fully focused, clear and deeply available in every moment. They are luminous, flowing, relaxed, fully present in the complexity of every context, and see the world with an admirable sense of objectivity. They are not “stuck”…. Writes Michael  Valeria Teles interviews Michael Robbins — He is a psychotherapist, Taoist teacher, poet, and visual artist who works in Somerville Massachusetts. Michael has studied and taught the Taoist practices of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Nei Gong and Taoist meditation for more than 4 decades and continues to study these arts with high level masters whenever he has a chance. As a psychotherapist he works with individuals, couples, families and groups, leads retreats both in this country and in Europe and supervises therapists in his unique integration of body-oriented, systems informed, existential/psychoanalytic and spiritually based therapy both virtually and in person. He has published two book chapters and many articles on a variety of topics as well as two books of poetry all of which are available on his website. As a visual artist he has exhibited his work in a variety of venues. He is also a student of the Austrian mystic Thomas Hubl, and a member of the Ridwhan School founded by A.H. Almaas.   To learn more about Michael Robbins and his work, please visit: michaelrobbinstherapy.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

2 Mikes Parkinson's Podcast
SEASON 1 EPISODE 6:How Tai Chi helped combat debilitating symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

2 Mikes Parkinson's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 59:49


PODCAST version of Thursday 4/8/22 EST aired LIVE each Thursday on radioparkies.com we talked with Arlene Faulk. Arlene Faulk is a teacher, writer, storyteller and accomplished business woman. After a years-long struggle to understand and conceal debilitating symptoms as she ascended the corporate ladder, a life-changing zigzag led her to find comfort and healing through Chinese medicine and Tai Chi. She discovered her calling with Tai Chi and has been teaching for more than 20 years. An award-winning blogger who had a passion for writing from a young age, now Arlene has captured her dramatic personal story in a memoir, Walking on Pins and Needles: A Memoir of Chronic Resilience in the Face of Multiple Sclerosis. Her inspiring story demonstrates how a chronic and debilitating health condition lacks the power to control our lives and stop us from moving in the direction of possibility. PANEL INCLUDES Ellen Bookman https://laughingmywaythroughparkinsons.home.blog/.../ell.../ Heather Kennedy https://www.kathleenkiddo.com/blog/ Teresa Jackson https://podcasts.apple.com/.../parkinsons.../id1541914877

The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health
Meditation and My ADHD Mind With Instructor Adam Coutts, (PhD)

The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 20:04


Adam Coutts has been teaching meditation and mindfulness for twenty years, mostly through weekly sitting groups, eight-week classes, corporate webinars, phone trainings, and one-on-one coaching.  For the past couple years, he has been leading a "Mindfulness Meditation for ADHD/ADD" course in corporate settings and in phone trainings.  He has sat meditation daily for thirty years and lived in monasteries in America and Asia for four years, meditating up to ten hours a day.  He has also been on a journey of discovery about his own ADHD for about a decade now.  Adam considers it an honor and a pleasure to relate to people through meditation teaching. Today we dip our toes into some well-honed methods and about how meditation works with the ADHD mind- enjoy! In this episode Peter and Adam discuss:   1:25 - Intro and welcome Adam Coutts! 2:03 - How in the heck does someone meditation 10 hours a day?! 3:38 - An hour in a float tank.. 4:15 - What are the tricks? Do you let go and get in the zone? What are the basics? 6:20 - On paying attention to your body ref: Somatic self soothing  8:33 - Stop telling me to “Relax!!”  9:38 - Two main wings to meditation.. 10:00 - A few other types of meditation to help with agitation(s) 11:53 - We don't necessarily need to empty our thoughts! 13:03 - “Motivational Deficit Disorder” -Russel Barkley  13:26 - On building concentration techniques, distraction, focus and thought and benefits 15:05 - On Walking meditation, other ‘easier' techniques and ADHD/ADD 17:07 - How to know when what's best for you 18:14 - How can people find more about you and what you're doing? www.IntroMeditation.com 18:49 - Thank you Adam! Guys, as always, we are here for you and we love the responses and the notes that we get from you; so please continue to do that! Tell us who you want to hear on the podcast, anything at all; we'd love to know.  Leave us a review on any of the places you get your podcasts, and if you ever need our help I'm www.petershankman.com and you can reach out anytime via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterNormal on all of the socials. It really helps when you drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse!  19:20 - Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits — TRANSCRIPT:  —  Hey, everyone. Welcome to another episode of Faster Than Normal! My name is Peter Shankman. I am glad that you're joining us today. Interesting morning. Interesting. Day-to-day it is, uh, here in New York. This is what's called a third winter. So you have first winter, which lasts a few months, then you have a feaux spring. Then you have second winter, which lasts a couple of weeks. Then you have a fake spring and or full spring. And then you have a third winter, which is what we're in right now, uh, where it's about 22 degrees out where yesterday it was like in the 60's. So it is very annoying and we're hoping to get into actual spring, which comes next week, that lasts for about two days. And then we're into 90 degrees and humidity Summer, which lasts until September.  That being said, welcome to another episode. Glad to have you. We are talking to Adam Coutts today. Adam has been teaching meditation and mindfulness for 20 years. It's something that I need desperately, mostly through weaknesses in groups, eight week classes, corporate webinars, phone trainings, things like that, one-on-one coaching. But for the past couple of years, he's been leading a mindfulness meditation for ADHD, ADD course in corporate settings. And in boundaries, he is  daily for 30 years and lived in monasteries in America and Asia. I want that. Meditating up to 10 hours a day, even a journey of discovery about your own ADHD for a decade now. Okay. How the heck does one? I can't meditate. If I set my apple watch to meditate for five minutes after three and a half weeks. I am hyper aware. There's only been three and a half minutes. How in God's name do you do 10 hours a day. And welcome.  Thank you. I appreciate it. But you were saying earlier, remind me. I live in the San Francisco bay area and our seasons are not the normal north American seasons at all. The hottest part of the year is late, uh, late September. How does one meditate? Um, I think start small. You know, that's the classic advice that, that you hear from ADHD and meditation coaches? I think when I started meditating, I think I started with two minutes a day. The first time I ever meditated was in a Tai Chi class when I was 19. So that's 33 years ago and I felt like I was going to explode. I was just overwhelmed with emotions and memories and swirling visual images and a lot of energy in my body. So when I started my daily practice, I started with about two minutes and then, um, you know, just like weightlifting, you know, you start with with just a little bit beyond your edge and then when you're ready, you, you up it as, as your strength builds. So I also think that feeling of I'm going to explode that comes for a lot of ADHD people. It's actually a good thing. It's actually, um, not something to be avoided. It's actually a big part of the benefit of meditation. I would say one of my teachers used to say, as meditators, we are trying to tolerate the intolerability of being human. I think that's a challenge for everyone, but especially for ADHD people, we're, uh, we're special winners. We get to run up against that one really quickly and really with a lot of strengths usually. Well, I mean, it's interesting because I mean, I remember my assistant, Meagan got me a, um, uh, for my birthday one year, she got me an hour in a float tank. Okay. It was brutal. I mean, it was, it was brutal. I, I became hyper aware of everything, which is good. I believe everything, you know, I, it was, it was, but it was so I get why people like it, but it was so difficult for me to shut down. It was just so hard, so hard to, to let go. And I think that, that, yeah, when you already HD it's, it's, it's even harder. Right? So, so what do you do? How, what are the tricks of, of letting go of it? Because I know meditation is beneficial. I know I tend to get, I think the closest I get to meditating is on a long bike ride, doing 60 or 70 miles and you just get into his own where you're just, you're just passing the time. But in terms of like sitting at a table, sitting on my bed or sitting like I'm sitting on the floor and trying to do that. It is, it is almost impossible for me, what I'm sure a lot of other people, what do you tell people? Um, you know, again, like you mentioned starting, you know, like lifting weights or whatever, but even just getting into the basics(?) Yeah. Um, well, I want to, you know, my main teacher who, uh, when he was a child, he ells stories. He had really raging ADHD and, uh, you know, he failed all sorts of classes. And then he eventually became a professor of Physics and sort of a world renowned, uh, meditation teacher. He tells a story of, um, if you had a chunk of metal, and this metal was gold, but you knew it had some impurities in it. Nickel, cadmium, et cetera. And you wanted it to be pure gold. How would you purify it? Could you stare at it and be like, get out nickel and cadmium? It wouldn't work. Well, what you have to do is heat that chunk up till it melts. And then the other impure metals, either float to the top of the bottom. I'm a, not a metallurgist. I don't know. But it's that heating up that allows you to purify it because it brings the impurities right to the, to the top or to, you know, to where you can see them. And he said, meditation is the same thing with our inner agitation. When we slow down, we heat up things can get very kind of like, I feel like there's bugs crawling through my skin. I can't sit here for another moment and that's actually pretty valuable. You heated up the chunk of gold and you can, you can see the impurities right there to scrape them off. I think that, you know, the way meditation helps is you just tolerate it. You're just open to it. You know, there's tons of techniques that I teach. There's tons of techniques out there. You know, if your listeners go, go online or go to some of the phone apps or buy a book, there's tons of a techniques, my favorite technique for 30 years now. And the one that I do pretty much every day is just to feel the body. I do a technique where I notice where my attention is drawn in the body could be a pleasant sensation, could be unpleasant. It could be strong, could be subtle. Just I let my attention float in the body, wherever it wants to go. I hold my attention there for a couple seconds deeply and fully feel that, I say it's like attention flowing into the body sensation like water into a sponge. I say the name inside my head of the part of the body. And then after a couple of seconds, I release and see if it wants to stay in the same spot somewhere else. If I notice that I'm thinking you know, which is almost all the time. I try notice the impact that the thoughts have on my body, or if there's a body sensation, creating the thoughts. A lot of times some way that we feel like uncomfortable or really comfortable creates thoughts. If I feel an emotion, I try and notice where in the body that's happening. If a sound impacts me, I try and feel where in the body that impacted. I often meditate with my eyes open. I recommend for beginners, especially ADHD, beginner's eyes closed, but you know, if I see something that impacts me, I feel that.. my body for me, meditation is often it kind of shouldn't be since there's so many techniques out there. Sort of the meaning it has, for me, it's often just somatic self self-soothing and somatic self soothing for an ADHD people, person is so crucial in so many contexts, like the social anxiety that comes up. Like I didn't get all my to-do list stuff done. I, in fact, I screwed around all yesterday afternoon. I'm a big failure. And now I have to social areas around people and I feel like a fraud. And I feel like I got to go home and get stuff done. I don't know. That's been a big part of my ADHD. And just as I drive to the meeting with people just feeling where the tension is, my body and giving it space, um, you know, being friendly with it, loving it, just seeing it, just witnessing it, letting it dance it's dance, and then it releases itself. And again, somatic self soothing when really emotional, when really wound up for any reason, somatic self soothing. To me, that's the number one benefit of meditation as an ADHD person. And then there's tons of other techniques that have their value as well.  It's interesting. Everyone tells. The ADHD person to relax, to calm down. Yeah. I think that, that, that, you know, ‘sit down and quit disrupting the class' was our, it was our mantra in school. And I guess when you hear that all the time, it's usually said to you in a negative. Yeah. So, so as such, you probably do. I know, I think about it. When you think of meditation, when you, it, it translates in the ADHD brain into forced relaxation, gunpoint, relaxation. And if someone is holding a gun at you and telling you to relax, it's probably the last thing you want to do. Right. And, but that's how we grew up. That's what we dealt with in school, with our parents, with every, Dude, relax, calm down. There's that joke that, you know, telling women to calm down has it never has the effect of getting anyone to calm down. But at the same thing when you're telling me to relax. It's just going to make me hyper focus with the fact that I'm not. Yeah.  Yeah. Well, you know, the way I was trained to kind of traditional mindfulness meditation, there's two main wings to meditation. There's focusing your mind and kind of like empty, you know, the traditional emptying your thoughts and, you know, getting into a state of Zen where you're really, someone could walk into the room and you wouldn't even notice cause your attention so focused on the grass or something like that. That's one part of meditation. The other is be one with everything. Life just is, as it is. And you just open to it and fully experienced life. However, it is now the way I was trained, as it goes sequentially, you learn how to concentrate them. And then you use that concentrated mind to experience things just the way they are. So, uh, I do think it's valuable to try to chill out the mind on the breath- is sort of the classic technique- the way I was trained, at least, or walking back and forth with, um, really deeply feeling the souls of your feet. That's another thing to concentrate on, you know, I've, I've heard some people on, on, uh, mindfulness teachers on ADHD podcast recommend walking meditation for ADHD people. Cause it's less going at hard right angles that against digitation like sitting still is it's more, um, you know, working with the agitation by walking. So learning how to focus the mind. I think there's a value there. And I think if a person really does that for long enough, the body calms down the mind calms down. But I, I think, um, I think it's important to have patience with that process. It can take years. I mean, I've meditated what, over 10,000 hours of my life. And still sometimes it's just really hard for me to concentrate. My mind, I had when living in monastery has gotten to a point of just really crystalline and clarity where my mind is very tranquil, but that doesn't last forever. Right? It's like being an athlete, you work out a whole lot. You get in shape. And then you don't work out as much, you know, you're not in as great shape. So that focus hasn't lasted my whole life, but I've developed that tool. And then I've used that tool to just let my body, my mind, all of who I am, just be the way it is and experience it. So that's a really different kind of meditation and the way I was trained, that's seen as the highest form of meditation. So if you have an agitated, mine, just have an agitated mind. Just notice it the way it is. It's perfect. It's just something to be aware of. If your body is about to explode, you know, and you're trying to formally meditate as long as you can keep the tush to the cush and like, just let the body feel how it feels. It doesn't have to feel any different. So, um, you know, I think thinking that we have to calm down and empty our thoughts and all of that, it's like, that's one goal in meditation. There's certain techniques that aim for that. And I think it's a useful thing to work towards without ever expecting we'll get there, you know, perfectly. But I also think there's a lot of kinds of meditation that just let all the craziness just be the craziness and just enjoy the circus. And, um, yeah. So I think really interesting.  That's a really interesting way to think about it is the premise that you're going to be. You know, you're going to have your moment. You're going to have your issues. Just go with them. Yeah. As opposed to, um, I guess as opposed to the uselessness of say fighting the ocean. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. Well, I appreciate your, uh, your, you know, It's one of those things like, wow, okay.. this is more than just an interview that actually makes a lot of sense, but again, you don't, we're not trained to think that way growing up with ADHD. Right. We're trained to think that if we can't relax that we've failed.  Yeah, well, you know, like, uh, like, uh, Russell Barkley says ADHD is, is an awful name for it. You know, the better name is motivational deficit disorder, attention deficit and hyperactivity are the things that bug adults about ADHD kids. They're not the main experience of being an ADHD person, um, that ADHD adult are experienced from the inside. So yeah, hyperactivity is what pucks, uh, you know, teachers and parents about, uh, about. Definitely. You know, getting back to what I was saying. I think even that first kind of meditation concentrating the mind, um, you know, I lead that technique. I lead meditation on the breath or other, uh, concentration techniques regularly. And what I tell people is if you did this 10 hours a day in a monastery, you know, which is something a person builds up to like being an Olympic athlete, but if you did, you might get your mind really calm, but you as a corporate employee or just someone, you know, off the streets coming to my sitting group or whatever, you will have a ton of thoughts. You will have a ton of distractions. You will not have continuity of awareness of the breath. Probably unless you catch a good wave today or, you know, you're just in a good mood, right. And noticing the mind going off to obsessive thinking or a strong emotion or an itch in the body, or, you know, the conversation happening outside the door. It's not an error. It's part of the value of the meditation. You learn a lot about. You know, how fast is my mind today? What actually is happening in my emotions, you know? And, and that bringing the mind back to the breath, bringing the mind back again and again, and you know, it can be frustrating. It can be like lifting weights or playing piano, scales, simple, repetitive work, but it's building a strength. It's building that strength of concentration that, you know, builds over time. So I think there's a, that experience of like, um, yeah, my mind isn't calm, but I'm trying to focus it. You know, even in that first kind of meditation where the goal is calm there so much value in the non-com there's so much learning. There's so much to work with. There's so much. Uh, goodness. Um, and I think it's very important to, uh, emphasize that to people that are beginning meditation. I also, if I may, I want to say something about the walking meditation. You know, I've listened to some other teachers on various ADHD podcasts and they often recommend what I would say is making the meditation easier for ADHD people. And I think that's great. I think, you know, anything that gets you to start the practice I'm in favor of- being a big meditation proponent. But I also think for, you know, some people even say an ADHD person should never meditate. It's just going to have them feel like they're going to explode. So don't even do it. Um, which obviously as a meditation teacher and, uh, and uh, someone that's made meditation a huge part of my life. I'm not in favor of that, that recommendation. I think meditation is great. To me, telling an ADHD person not to meditate is like telling a sickly person, well, working out will be hard for you so don't do that. A sickly person is going to get all the more value from physical vitality than, you know, a normally healthy person, it's all the more important for them to do it, even if it's harder. So there are ways to make meditation easier and there's ways to make it harder. Easier:  Sit for shorter periods. Harder: sit for longer periods until you feel like you're going to explode. Easier: uh, do walking meditation, most techniques you can do seated upright, you can do walking. Harder: Um, sit still, um, Easier: do a technique where you just opened the however you are busy mind. Great. Just notice the busy mind. Harder: do more of a concentration technique where, what you're really trying to do is, um, focus the mind set on the breath. Now, I think there's a great value in going on to, you know, uh,.. Harder: sit by yourself where it's just your own willpower. Harder: I mean, Easier: sit with a group where the groups sort of vibe supports you. Harder: Sit by yourself and silence and guide yourself. Easier: Get a phone app, you know, with that voice pops into your ear every 90 seconds, come back to the breath, be aware of your thoughts, just let things be, um, you know, be friendly with whatever you're aware of, notice the details of what you're aware of and really experience the richness. So I think there's value for ADHD people to know when to go on the easier side of that spectrum, back off, sit for shorter walk, do phone app, and when to really challenge yourself and say, this is going to be hard, but I'm going to heat up the chunk of metal to strip the impurities off and sit for longer. Sit in silence, sit still rather than walking, you know, sit by yourself. Um, I don't think we should always avoid going through the harder side of that. I think though it's helpful to know when we're ready for it and when we want a challenge and when we want a good workout and you know, what's just beyond our comfort level, not way beyond our comfort level, you know, a beginner weightlifters should not try and bench press 500 pounds, you'll just rip your muscles or trust your sternum or something just three or four pounds beyond what you're comfortable with. That's your growth edge. And so I think knowing when to ramp. Speed up, you know, uh, turn up the heat, um, and make a little bit more progress. That's that's the wisdom of learning how to meditate and have a person's own meditation practice.  Awesome. I love it. This has been a phenomenal interview. Thank you so much Adam!  My pleasure. I appreciate you having me on!  How can people find you if they want to learn more? My website is www.IntroMeditation.com There's a pop-up that invites you to sign up for my email list, where I announce courses and classes and groups. Uh, I hope it's okay for me to say I have a regular, um, group Tuesday night, 7:00 PM, California time. I also in 5 months probably am going to have in August of 2022, going to have a weekend ADHD for an meditation course.  Thank you so much and I may take a look at that. Thank you, Adam! Guys, you're listening to Faster Than Normal. We had Adam Coutts today talking about meditation for the ADHD mind, which I found really, really far more fascinating than I thought I'd actually find it. That was pretty cool. Um, as always, we love to hear from you. If you want to leave us a review, you can do that at any of the sites like iTunes or Google play or Stitcher or wherever. Uh, I think even Alexa, you can do it on there. Cancel. Got it. Thank you so much for listening. We'll be back with another episode next week and. Have a good one. And remember, ADHD is a gift, not a curse. — Credits: You've been listening to the Faster Than Normal podcast. We're available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google play and of course at www.FasterThanNormal.com I'm your host, Peter Shankman and you can find me at petershankman.com and @petershankman on all of the socials. 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The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 03.29.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 61:20


Green tea compound aids p53, 'guardian of the genome' and tumor suppressor   An antioxidant found in green tea may increase levels of p53, a natural anti-cancer protein, known as the ''guardian of the genome'' for its ability to repair DNA damage or destroy cancerous cells. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,    February 21, 2022   An antioxidant found in green tea may increase levels of p53, a natural anti-cancer protein, known as the "guardian of the genome" for its ability to repair DNA damage or destroy cancerous cells. Published  in Nature Communications, a study of the direct interaction between p53 and the green tea compound, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), points to a new target for cancer drug discovery. "Both p53 and EGCG molecules are extremely interesting. Mutations in p53 are found in over 50% of human cancer, while EGCG is the major anti-oxidant in green tea, a popular beverage worldwide," said Chunyu Wang, corresponding author and a professor of biological sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. "Now we find that there is a previously unknown, direct interaction between the two, which points to a new path for developing anti-cancer drugs. Our work helps to explain how EGCG is able to boost p53's anti-cancer activity, opening the door to developing drugs with EGCG-like compounds."   (NEXT)   Sweet discovery in leafy greens holds key to gut health   University of Melbourne (Australia), February 15, 2022    A critical discovery about how bacteria feed on an unusual sugar molecule found in leafy green vegetables could hold the key to explaining how 'good' bacteria protect our gut and promote health. The finding suggests that leafy greens are essential for feeding good gut bacteria, limiting the ability of bad bacteria to colonise the gut by shutting them out of the prime 'real estate'. Researchers from Melbourne and the UK identified a previously unknown enzyme used by bacteria, fungi and other organisms to feed on the unusual but abundant sugar sulfoquinovose - SQ for short - found in green vegetables. Dr Goddard-Borger said the discovery could be exploited to cultivate the growth of 'good' gut bacteria. "Every time we eat leafy green vegetables we consume significant amounts of SQ sugars, which are used as an energy source by good gut bacteria," he said.   (NEXT)   Using Qigong to manage COVID-19 in older adults   Massachusetts General Hospital, March 14, 2022   A study published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry reports on the possible usefulness of the integrative practice called Qigong to prevent and manage COVID-19 in older adults. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Qigong are reported to have been valuable in controlling the spread of the pandemic in China. In field hospitals set up to isolate patients with mild disease, rather than practice home quarantine, patients were treated with Ba Duan Jin Qigong under the tutelage of TCM practitioners. This was both a valuable means of exercise and a therapeutic approach. In older people, the organ function declines, and chronic medical conditions set in, causing their energy to decline. This is thought of as a deficiency of Qi and blood. TCM practitioners say that Qigong may help prevent and promote recovery from respiratory infections in such conditions because of its regulatory function in the human body, including Wei Qi.   (NEXT)   "Cat's claw" extract inhibits replication of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro   University of Antioquia (Colombia) and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru), March 2, 2022   Researchers in Columbia and Peru have shown Uncaria tomentosa  or "Cat's claw" exerts in vitro antiviral activity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The study found that the hydroalcoholic extract of Uncaria tomentosa inhibited SARS-CoV-2 viral replication and reduced its cytopathic effect on Vero E6 cells. Just 48 hours following treatment, the plaque reduction assay showed that U. tomentosaextract had inhibited the number of infectious SARS-CoV-2 particles by 92.7% at a dose of 25.0 µg/mL.   (NEXT)   How Tai Chi Proves to be a Gentle Solution for Improving Heart Health   Brown University School of Public Health, March 21, 2022   Some of the dietary and exercise changes and rehabilitation programs that doctors recommend to heart patients can seem more than a little intimidating, especially for inactive people. But a small study suggests that Tai Chi can be a gentle way for people with heart problems to get moving at a less overwhelming pace. One group practiced Tai Chi twice a week for 12 weeks by attending sessions at the hospital. The participants in the other group attended Tai Chi sessions three times a week for 24 weeks. Both groups received DVDs so that they could practice at home. Most of the 21 men and eight women in the study had also had a previous heart attack or had undergone bypass surgery to clear a blocked artery. All the volunteers were physically inactive and had rejected conventional cardiac rehabilitation, but expressed an interest in Tai Chi. Additionally, all continued to have high cardiovascular risk factors, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, overweight, and smoking. [2]