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"Data can be turned into a story. When you present numbers without a story, people just glaze over."— Alice Fairfax As is customary on the show, Alice Fairfax returns to ask three unscripted questions. Considering she is the author of "Tell Your Story: Tools to Take You from a Tweet to a TED Talk,” it makes sense that her questions would dive deeper into of storytelling. Much of our conversation revolves around the importance of learned and earned stories. Both play a significant role in connecting with audiences on a universal and specific level. Alice makes an interesting connection between inviting an audience into a story and the significance of telling a good story. It is important to recognize the distinction between learned stories, which focus on information provided by companies, and earned stories, which are born out of personal experiences consumers have with a brand. When I think about my experience as a park ranger I feel that learned stories are like the informative signs, brochures, and videos encountered at parks. On the other hand, earned stories, exemplified by experiences at Disney parks, are the stories people go home and tell because they personally interacted with the brand. For a story to be remarkable, it needs to be both universal and specific. If a learned story lacks these vital elements, people are unlikely to relate to it or remember it, and therefore, they won't share it. For businesses to truly connect with their customers they need to know the importance of understanding both learned and earned stories. It is not to say it's easy. There are challenges faced by businesses like drug stores, where earned stories may be harder to create. In those situations it is best to focus on delivering outstanding learned stories that are both universal and specific. Ultimately, Alice's story formula, which focuses on making stories relatable and engaging, perfectly complements the concept of learned and earned stories. There is no denying the power of storytelling and how businesses can effectively connect with their audience through learned and earned stories. By offering memorable and remarkable experiences, brands can foster deep connections and inspire customers to share their stories, creating a lasting impact. Storytelling plays a fundamental role in engaging audiences and creating meaningful connections. Connect with Alice Visit Alice's Website Order the book Tell Your Story Connect with Jody www.jodymaberry.com About Jody - https://jodymaberry.com/about-jody-maberry/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sugarjmaberry LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodymaberry/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sugarjmaberry/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jodymaberry Episode Highlights [00:02:22] Businesses should offer universal or specific stories to be remarkable. [00:04:23] Understanding and utilizing learned and earned stories [00:09:13] Developing a storytelling formula. [00:12:33] Disney and national parks both rely on storytelling to engage visitors. [00:15:38] Universal and specific elements create memorable experiences.
Barb grew up in Baltimore and spent much of her childhood in a Chinese restaurant. It was there that she developed a love for food as well as the frantic energy and deep hospitality that restaurants generate. She has an undergraduate business degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and a Masters Degree in Hospitality from the Cornell Hotel School. Barb has been at Mattson since 1997 and is currently Chief Innovation & Marketing Officer at North America's most successful independent developer of foods and beverages. Mattson provides insights, strategy, innovation and product development services to retail CPGs, foodservice suppliers, ingredients suppliers, chain restaurants, and supplement companies. Barb is known as a taste, food trend, innovation, consumer insights, and product development expert. As part of Barb's role in the innovation projects that make up her daily job, she is required to taste food and figure out how to make it better. After more than 2 decades doing this, she's honed her tasting skills and ability to help others make food taste better. She shared this insight with the world when her book Taste: Surprising Stories & Science About Why Food Tastes Good was published in 2013. The paperback version is simply titled TASTE. Barb was instrumental in helping The San Francisco Cooking School integrate the science of taste into their curriculum by teaching the fundamentals of taste to each incoming class during the school's 10 years in San Francisco. Barb has served on non-profit boards including La Cocina, San Francisco's incubator for low-income women of color, The Plant Based Food Association, and the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine & Food Science at the University of California, Davis, and Mattson. Barb is also a contributor to Forbes.com where she writes about the food industry. Barb is a performer at heart, and has given dozens of talks across the food and beverage industry, as well as a short TED Talk on umami at the main TED Conference on the mainstage in Long Beach. Barb lives with her hyper-taster husband and two artisan cats, and splits her time between San Francisco and Healdsburg, in the heart of Sonoma wine country. She can be bribed with good tomatoes. On this episode, Barb joins host Mitchell Davis and explores the concepts of “taste empathy” and “stomach share,” plus discusses the importance of learning how to taste critically in order to cook. Follow Barb on Instagram @barbstuckey and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/barb-stuckey-3110b51/ For more on Barb and Mattson, visit: www.MattsonCo.com
There's no shortage of parenting advice today, and it can often feel overwhelming, causing us to second guess ourselves constantly. Today on the pod, we have clinical psychologist Dr. Becky Kennedy, who needs no introduction because she was dubbed the “millennial parenting whisperer” by TIME magazine, and has sparked a parenting revolution. Dr. Becky believes that everything we need is already inside us and she wants to help us move from uncertainty and self-blame to confidence and sturdy leadership. Her brand, Good Inside, boasts a New York Times bestselling book, a podcast, and a massively successful membership community that offers millions of parents tools that focus on the "parent behind the parenting and the child behind the behavior." In this episode, Caitlin and Dr. Becky address the stress around back to school and how to handle anxious emotions, clinginess, and bullying. They also discuss how to approach different parenting styles, why the normal strategies and scripts don't work on some kids, and how to repair after losing our shit and yelling at our kids. You don't want to miss this dynamic conversation. And please check out Becky's phenomenal TED talk about “the single most important parenting strategy.” Follow Caitlin Murray @bigtimeadulting Becky's Ted Talk on Repair www.goodinside.com @drbeckyatgoodinside The Big Time Adulting podcast is brought to you in part by a few of Caitlin's favorite brands & affiliate partners: Knockaround Sunglasses (use code BIGTIMEADULTING for 15% OFF) Perfect Bar The best store in the world The second best store
In the restaurant industry it's important to focus on numbers and performance because those numbers tell you the health of your business. As a coach, I teach restaurant owners how to use budgets and set goals and then measure them. When hiring managers, it's important to find those who are high performers so they can help you meet those goals. But being a good manager and finding good managers isn't all about performance. It's also about establishing trust. Trust plays a critical role in your manager's success. In this episode of my restaurant podcast, The Restaurant Prosperity Formula, I am going to explain this concept of performance and trust, based on renowned author, motivational speaker and organizational consultant Simon Sinek's TED Talk. Sinek has one of the most watched TED Talks on YouTube and wrote the book, “Leaders Eat Last.” He has inspired leaders and organizations around the world to focus on purpose leadership and create positive organizational culture. Sinek basically says a medium or even low performer who has high trust among their colleagues is more valuable than a high performer with low trust among their colleagues. WHAT? Yes. I talk you through the theory, how Sinek got there while working with Navy Seals and how this applies to your restaurant. If you want to learn more about managing with trust to apply to your own leadership and what to look for in managers for your restaurant, I encourage you to listen to this podcast episode.
We will learn: The roles that both genetics and society play in perfectionism The three types of perfectionism... one of which is very surprising The damage that perfectionism really does, and how to begin to undo it Have you ever found yourself paralyzed by the pursuit of perfection? You know, that feeling where you're stuck in a loop of endless tweaking, never quite satisfied, never quite ready to hit "publish" or "send"? The irony is, studies show that perfectionism often decreases our performance. So if we know that, then why are we still fooling ourselves? What if the key to unlocking your best performance lies in letting go of perfection? What if embracing the beautifully flawed process of creation could lead you to create things you didn't even know you could? Today, we're talking about The Curious Relationship Between Perfectionism and Performance. Our guest is Tom Curran. He is a professor of psychology at the London School of Economics and author of a landmark study that the BBC hailed as “the first to compare perfectionism across generations.” His TED Talk on perfectionism has received more than three million views. His research has been featured in media ranging from the Harvard Business Review to New Scientist to CNN, and he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. Links from the episode: Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/314 Become a Mind Love Member for high-value Masterclasses, Growth Workbooks, Monthly Meditations, and Uninterrupted Listening FREE 5-Days to Purpose Email Course Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes to wake up inspired Support Mind Love Sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
One episode with author Cheryl Strayed just isn't enough. So this week she's back to answer YOUR questions.Join Good Inside Membership: https://bit.ly/3szOIJJFollow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinsideSign up for our weekly email, Good Insider: https://www.goodinside.com/newsletterOrder Dr. Becky's book, Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, at goodinside.com/book or wherever you order your books.For a full transcript of the episode, go to goodinside.com/podcastTo listen to Dr. Becky's TED Talk on repair visit https://www.ted.com/talks/becky_kennedy_the_single_most_important_parenting_strategy Today's episode is brought to you by SEED: When kids are in a picky eating stage, one of the things that goes out the window is fiber - which is really important for regular bowel movements and the gut microbiome. 95% of children and adults in the U.S. don't reach their daily recommended fiber intake. And it can be especially tricky to get enough fiber into the diets of picky eaters. With one serving of Seed's PDS-08, your child is getting a third of their recommended daily fiber intake. You can just pour the pre-portioned sachets of naturally sweet powder into yogurt, a smoothie, milk — or whatever works for your family. Everyone wins: you don't feel as stressed and your child gets all the benefits of a healthy gut — and, to be honest, more regular, easier poops! Use code GOODINSIDE for 20% off your first month of Seed's PDS-08 Daily Synbiotic + Free Shipping.
Tim Urban is on a mission to increase our collective ability for critical thinking. He is the founder, writer and illustrator of the popular website Wait But Why, a long form blog that regularly reaches millions of readers. He has delivered a TED Talk, “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator,” which has been viewed 29 million times. And, most recently, he is the author of the smash-hit book What's Our Problem: A Self Help Book For Societies, which is available wherever books are sold. Tim returned to the Elevate Podcast to discuss how society became so polarized, the need for critical thinking, different ways to think about political and societal debates, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
One-on-one meetings with employees are a crucial aspect of effective leadership. Organizations spent countless hours, money, and other resources trying to find the most qualified talent on board, and then spent more money to keep that talent motivated and engaged. And yet, the single most time time-efficient and effective way to invest in the growth and development of employees is a simple feedback session with their direct supervisor. In this episode, we will delve into the three main sections that make up a successful one-on-one meeting: expectations, feedback, and growth and development. By following this structure, you can ensure that your meetings are productive and meaningful, leading to improved performance and employee satisfaction. 0:00 Introduction 1:57 Expectations 4:27 Feedback 6:06 Growth 9:00 Conclusion One-on-one meetings with employees are a valuable investment of time and effort. By following the threefold structure of expectations, feedback, and growth and development, you can create a supportive and engaging work environment. Candid and honest conversations in these meetings can lead to faster growth and better results than formal annual reviews or performance improvement plans. Remember, the order of the three sections is important, as ending on growth and development helps make the conversation forward-looking and motivating. By setting clear expectations, providing constructive feedback, and supporting your employees' growth, you can foster a culture of continuous improvement and help everyone on your team do their best work ever. //DO YOUR BEST WORK EVER If you liked this video and you want to help your team do their best work ever, check out the free resources we've compiled at https://davidburkus.com/resources //ABOUT DAVID One of the world's leading business thinkers, David Burkus' forward-thinking ideas and bestselling books are helping leaders and teams do their best work ever. He is the best-selling author of four books about business and leadership. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into dozens of languages. His insights on leadership and teamwork have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, the Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNN, the BBC, NPR, and CBS This Morning. Since 2017, Burkus has been ranked as one of the world's top business thought leaders by Thinkers50. As a sought-after international speaker, his TED Talk has been viewed over 2 million times. He's worked with leaders from organizations across all industries including Google, Stryker, Fidelity, Viacom, and even the US Naval Academy. A former business school professor, Burkus holds a master's degree in organizational psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University. //SPEAKING Like what you heard? Find more on David's speaking page (and find out about bringing him to your company or event) at https://davidburkus.com/keynote-speaker/ //CONNECT + LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidburkus/ + Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/davidburkus + Facebook: http://www.FB.com/DrDavidBurkus + Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DavidBurkus //MUSIC "Appreciate That" by David Cutter https://www.davidcuttermusic.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/david-burkus/message
Thomas Curran is a professor of psychology at the London School of Economics and author of a landmark study that the BBC hailed as “the first to compare perfectionism across generations.” His TED Talk on perfectionism has received more than three million views. His research has been featured in media ranging from the Harvard Business Review to New Scientist to CNN and he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. Adam Grant calls Curran “the world's leading expert on perfectionism, and he's written the definitive book on why it's rising, how it wreaks havoc on our lives, and what we can do to stop it.” And Daniel Pink says that it “offers a hopeful beacon and a steady path for anyone struggling to find their footing in a world of impossible standards.” Join Travis and Mr. Curran for a fascinating and highly-personal conversation about perfectionism in work, appearance, relationships, sport, and life–including their reflections on how Durango, Colorado's Sepp Kuss is succeeding at the highest level of road cycling by being himself and avoiding the perfection trap.Thomas Curran Website | LinkedInThanks to our sponsors:The Feed Instagram | WebsiteNeuroReserveUse code TRAVISMACY for 15% off RELEVATE by NeuroReserve: Core Dietary Nutrients for Lifelong Brain Health- - - - - - - - - - -Purchase A Mile at A Time: A Father and Son's Inspiring Alzheimer's Journey of Love, Adventure, and HopeSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | Website | YouTubeThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
Dr. Sarah Bergbreiter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with a joint appointment in the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland. Sarah's research involves building and conducting experiments with tiny locomoting robots that are about the size of ants. They also apply the same technologies used in their tiny robots to build better sensors and actuators for bigger robots to help improve performance of these robots. Spending time with her family is a big part of Sarah's life outside of work. Her kids enjoy swimming, playing with legos, and building things. Sarah also spends her free time swimming and playing water polo. She received her B.S.E. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University and was awarded her M.S. and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley where she focused on microrobotics. Sarah has been the recipient of multiple awards for her outstanding work including the DARPA Young Faculty Award, an NSF CAREER Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and Sarah gave a TED Talk in 2015. Sarah joins us for an interview to discuss her life and work.
A lot of prescription pill bottles come with a ball of cotton inside, on top of the pills. What's it for and should you take it out or leave it in there? This episode begins with an explanation. https://www.businessinsider.com/why-huge-cotton-ball-comes-pill-bottles-medicine-health-pharmacy-prescription-2017-5 There has likely been a time in your life when you wanted to ask someone to do something for you were reluctant and decided not to. It seems almost human nature to hate to ask people for things. Even when we do ask, we sometimes say, “Gee I hate to ask this but…” We should all try to get over that reluctance and ask anyway according to Vanessa Bohns, PhD. She is a social psychologist, a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University and author of the book, You Have More Influence Than You Think: How We Underestimate Our Power of Persuasion, and Why It Matters (https://amzn.to/3Emj83G). Listen to what she has to say and you'll probably feel better about asking for what you want. For this episode, I would like you get out a $1 bill because we are going to take a look at it together and you will discover how fascinating it is and what all those symbols mean. https://www.rd.com/list/dollar-bill-symbols/ What makes someone or some thing beautiful? Is beauty all about physical attractiveness or are there other elements that can create or enhance beauty? Listen to my conversation with Anjan Chatterjee, Professor of Neurology, Psychology, and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania who has done some great research on beauty and has an excellent TED Talk on the topic which you can link to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgt8QUHQjw8 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! With HelloFresh, you get farm-fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and seasonal recipes delivered right to your doorstep. Go to https://HelloFresh.com/50something and use code 50something for 50% off plus free shipping! Shopify gives you everything you need to take control and take your business to the next level. Sign up for a $1 per month trial period at https://Shopify.com/sysk today! Anxious thoughts seem to happen at the worst time. It's important to try and get out of those negative thought cycles. If you're thinking of starting therapy, give BetterHelp a try. It's entirely online, so it's convenient, flexible, and suited to your schedule. Just fill out a brief questionnaire to get matched with a licensed therapist. Get a break from your negative thoughts with BetterHelp Visit https://BetterHelp.com/SOMETHING today to get 10% off your first month! Now, your ideas don't have to wait, now, they have everything they need to come to life. Dell Technologies and Intel are pushing what technology can do, so great ideas can happen - right now! Find out how to bring your ideas to life at https://Dell.com/WelcomeToNow U.S. Cellular knows how important your kid's relationship with technology is. That's why they've partnered with Screen Sanity, a non-profit dedicated to helping kids navigate the digital landscape. For a smarter start to the school year, U.S. Cellular is offering a free basic phone on new eligible lines, providing an alternative to a smartphone for children. Visit https://USCellular.com/BuiltForUS ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Imagine having the secret ingredients to brew remarkable employee relations and invigorate your workplace! That's exactly what we're discussing in this fascinating session, drawing inspiration from the influential insights of Dan Pink, renowned for his compelling TED Talk on team motivation as well as his many books. We dissect his three fundamentals for engagement: autonomy, mastery, and purpose, underscoring their significance in building constructive employee rapport. Dana challenges us all to be better leaders and provides tangible ways to do it. When is the last time you truly and uniquely, thanked an employee beyond saying good job?Connect with us:Email the podcast.Join us on Instagram - we appreciate your support!Dana Dowdell - Boss Consulting - @bossconsultinghr - @hrfanatic
Hello, my favorite people on the internet! Dr. K here and I am so excited to be BACK and bringing you a brand-new podcast: Experience University! This has been in the works for so long and I have many new things to share. It has been quite a year since I last posted a podcast and today we are going to get into all that has changed. Today we are discussing:What has been going on and why this podcast went MIA (0:53)Rebranding Extraordinary Events to Experience University (1:51)My journey with Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) (7:30)My first ever Ted Talk on behavior change design (11:44)Getting back into the podcast world (12:28)What we are launching as Experience University (13:12)Connect with us on our socials!Facebook: Experience UniversityTikTok: @DrKDoesParenting @EventswithDrKInstagram: @kristin.malek
It's been a decade since Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, gave his seminal TED Talk, "The why and how of effective altruism." Now, more and more Princeton students find themselves facing a catch-22 — pursuing a career of money or impact.Today, Daybreak revisits Effective Altruism with Professor Singer. We take a look at how the movement has changed since its conception and what those changes mean for the next generation of effective altruists.
Venture beyond the confines of your comfort zone and embark on an exhilarating journey of personal growth and discovery, all through the power of public speaking. Are you prepared to embrace a challenge that promises to elevate both your professional path and life's trajectory? Our latest podcast episode is a resounding call to action, inviting you to step out of the ordinary and conquer the obstacles that hinder your progress. Picture this: a group of visionaries from The Rising Tide Mastermind, driven by their thirst for excellence, tuned in to the wisdom of Chris Anderson's masterpiece, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. But they didn't stop at absorbing knowledge; they transformed Chris' words into action. Fast forward to May 2023. Imagine a room filled with dozens of Mastermind Members ready to put their public speaking prowess to the ultimate test. Each Member presented on a topic they selected because it was important to themselves, and having that personal connection to the materials being presented shone through in their voices as they took the stage. Within this space, water professionals, much like you, embraced the TED Talk public speaking format, revealing their insights to an audience of peers and professionals. This dynamic event wasn't just about sharing ideas; it was a celebration of pushing boundaries, fostering camaraderie, and nurturing growth. This special episode serves as a testament to what's attainable when you confront a fresh challenge, surrounded by kindred spirits who champion your triumphs. As a water treatment professional, you're no stranger to the transformative potential of processes, and this scenario is no exception. While you listen, keep in mind that the avenue to advancement often meanders outside of your comfort zone. Would you like to nominate a speaker from this episode for the illustrious TED stage? Your path to scaling up the water treatment industry begins below. ⬇️ Discover firsthand the heights achievable when determination meets unwavering support. It's an ode to what can be achieved when you set your intentions and lean on a supportive community to cheer you on toward greatness. Timestamps Introducing this year's Rising Tide Mastermind Live Event challenge [1:00] James Courtney The Importance of Global Fish Sustainability [22:00] Mindy Petrocy Embracing Individuality and the Invisible Diagnosis [31:20] Jill Cavano What are You Waiting For; Start Your Bucket List Today [38:20] Thomas Hardy It is never the right time to Volunteer [44:50] Brett Glenna Seeing The World with Chartreuse Colored Glasses [51:00] Connor Hanrahan Memento Mullet: The Story of Two Fish Learning to Swim [58:28] Closing Thoughts with Trace [1:08:00] Upcoming Events for Water Treatment Professionals [1:14:00] Periodic Water Table With James McDonald [1:15:30] Nominate a Speaker from this episode to appear on the TED stage. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3: Follow the instructions in THIS link to Nominate a Speaker to TED Copy the Speaker's professional profile, see links below, and paste the link into the “Please share a brief biography that includes information about this potential future TED speaker's connection to their talk topic” section Copy this podcast episode link (scalinguph2o.com/325) in the “Please provide links to online video or audio featuring the proposed speaker” section *Don't forget to click the “Submit” button in the bottom right once you've completed your Nomination. Speakers professional profiles: James Courtney: in/james-courtney-cwt-leed-ap-379a6877 Mindy Petrocy: in/mindy-petrocy-71b84599 Jill Cavano: scrantonassociates.com/about_the_owner.html Thomas Hardy: in/thomas-hardy-3410b728 Brett Glenna: in/brettglenna Connor Hanrahan: in/connor-hanrahan-6a19021b Connect with Scaling UP! H2O Email Producer: email@example.com Submit a show idea: Submit a Show Idea LinkedIn: in/traceblackmore/ Facebook: @H2OScalingUP YouTube: @ScalingUpH2O Links Mentioned mulletparty.com The Rising Tide Mastermind Scaling UP! H2O Academy video courses Submit a Show Idea AWT (Association of Water Technologies) 2023 Events for Water Professionals Check out our Scaling UP! H2O Events Calendar where we've listed every event Water Treaters should be aware of by clicking HERE or using the dropdown menu. Books Mentioned The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson Periodic Water Table With James McDonald Some of these words are fun to say and impress your family and friends. But back to the subject at hand, EDTA. What is it used for? What's its chemical formula? What does EDTA typically react with? It's called a chelant, but does the word chelant mean? What are the advantages of using EDTA in a boiler water system? What are some warnings and precautions with using EDTA in a boiler system? What are the dangers of overfeeding EDTA? What about underfeeding? Does EDTA react stoichiometrically with cations? What does this mean? Is EDTA synergistic with any other water treatment chemistries, such as polymers and phosphates? How do you test for EDTA? What do the phrases free chelant, combined chelant, and total chelant mean? Are there any other chelant alternatives to EDTA? Do you use any treatment products that contain EDTA?
The way we see the world is determined by how we perceive what happens around us. Our own beliefs will always influence our reality. In this episode, Ted Ryce explains how our limiting beliefs hold us back and reveals how we can spot our self-limiting beliefs with some practical strategies that will help us overcome them. Listen now!
In this episode I sat down with TED speaker Tina Yong to talk about why students don't have to write about trauma in a college essay to stand out—and what they can do instead. We discussed, among other things: Tina's experience as an immigrant/racialized person feeling the pressure to turn her personal story into a personal statement with a linear, digestible plot—and how she realized how damaging this could be damaging to students of color How Tina believes this is more a systemic issue The recent Supreme Court ruling and how it can be okay to talk about race in the college application, with certain caveats An example personal statement that mentions race but speaks specifically to qualities of character and unique abilities the author would bring to a college campus Other ways students can share their identities in ways that allow them to take ownership of their story Practical exercises students might use to talk about their different identities in their application—identities that include but aren't limited to race Supplemental essay prompts that ask specifically about challenges Specific advice from Tina for students and for counselors Play-by-Play 0:00 - Intro 3:45 - Who is Tina Yong? 4:04 - Ethan and Tina's backstory 7:08 - ICYMI: recap of Tina's TedX Talk about her experience as an immigrant applying to US universities 9:44 - What inspired Tina to speak on trauma in college essays? 11:11 - How and why Ethan changed his workshop approach 12:32 - What response did Tina get after her TED Talk? What was the impact? 14:29 - What has Tina learned since giving her TED Talk? 17:28 - How will applicants of colors be affected by the recent Supreme Court ruling on race-conscious admissions? 19:46 - Is it okay to discuss race in your application? 22:03 - Ethan & Tina read of a sample personal statement that discusses race 25:03 - Tina's analysis 27:32 - Ethan's analysis 30:04 - Three ways that students can share their identity in their personal statements—that don't focus on a traumatic story with a happy ending 34:55 - How to avoid writing a “sob story” 35:45 - How to structure a challenges-based essay 36:34 - What are colleges looking for in a college essay? 38:15 - Practical brainstorming exercises for finding great personal statement topics 43:04 - Navigating supplemental essay prompts 47:31 - This isn't the “Vulnerability Olympics” 51:36 - Counselor resources & takeaways 53:11 - Student resources & takeaways 55:47 - Book recommendations from Tina on psychology & trauma 57:21 - Closing thoughts Resources: Ethan's edit to the"35+ Best College Essay Tips..." Should You Write about Race in Your College Application—And, If So, How? (Blog) How to Answer the “Diversity” (and Other Related) Supplemental Essay Prompt(s) (Blog) Colleges and Universities that Changed Their Supplemental Essay Prompts After the SCOTUS Decision Was Released Resource for counselors on How (and Why) to Uplevel Your School Profile (coming soon) Why You Don't Have to Write about Trauma in Your College Essay to Stand Out—and What You Can Do Instead (blog)
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler won't run for reelection, but does this free him up to accomplish more in his last 15 months? On the latest episode o OPB Politics now, reporters Alex Zielinski, Dirk VanderHart and Lauren Dake discuss Wheeler's decision, his legacy and whether he can do anything notable. Plus, they discuss the candidates entering races for state treasurer and secretary of state.
This podcast is pulled from a presentation/conversation I did with Nicole Turner as part of her Coaching Summit 2023. In this podcast, we explore why teachers deserve a coach. We knew this important connection to coaching from at least 1980. We also examine the important principal coach partnership and explore building coachability by tackling FOFO - Fear Of Finding Out. Watch Atul Gawande's TED Talk, "Want to Get Great at Something?" Visit Nicole Turner's website: Simply Coaching and Teaching Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!
What if you had the power to transform your leadership style and create a lasting impact on your business relationships? Today's episode of the People Gardener Podcast uncovers the secret. We dive into the People Gardener principle, a five-part strategy that focuses on being interested, caring, supporting, nurturing, and recognizing. We guide you through an introspective exercise of writing a letter to your future self, reflecting on how you've grown as a leader using these principles, with a promise to make enhancements in these areas.Further, we introduce you to the Be Interested App and the 25 Ways to Be Interested workbook and challenge. These tools are your guide to asking the right questions, showing genuine interest, providing care, and demonstrating support to your team. We also share insightful resources from TED Talks, books, and other podcasts to complement your leadership transformation journey. So, get ready to elevate your leadership skills and make a positive mark on your business relationships.
Dennis is joined via Zoom by filmmaker Sav Rodgers to discuss his documentary Chasing Chasing Amy, a coming-of-age story set again the backdrop of Kevin Smith's controversial 1993 film Chasing Amy, which is about a lesbian (Joey Lauren Adams) who falls in love with a straight guy (Ben Affleck). Sav recalls how the documentary sprung from a Ted Talk he gave called "The Rom-Com That Saved My Life," which was about how his adolescent viewings of Chasing Amy made him feel less alone at a time when he was being bullied for his queerness and battled thoughts of suicide. He also recalls what it was like to interview Kevin Smith and Joey Lauren Adams, whose brutal honesty in discussing all the dark stuff around the film--Harvey Weinstein was a producer-- was not was Sav was expecting to get from her at all. Other topics include: the awesomeness of his wife Riley, passing as a cis-straight couple when they go out together even though he's trans and Riley identifies as a lesbian, the parallels between the themes of Chasing Amy and his own life and marriage and the day from the shoot that he'll always remember. www.chasingamydoc.com
In 2021, high school boys on TikTok were pumping meme coins and discovering (then misapplying) the concept of exponential compounding. Today, with the benefit of hindsight, we can learn a lot about what crypto's rapid rise and fall might mean about money. Plus, we're going down the rabbit hole of the competing theories about what money really is: Why do we all agree it has value? What happens if the government keeps making more of it, and is crypto the wrong solution for the right problem? Transcripts can be found at podcast.moneywithkatie.com While I love diving into investing- and tax law-related data, I am not a financial professional. I have no formal financial education. I am not a financial advisor, portfolio manager, or accountant. This is not financial advice, investing advice, or tax advice. The information on this podcast is for informational and recreational purposes only. Investment products discussed (ETFs, index funds, etc.) are for illustrative purposes only. It is not a recommendation to buy, sell, or otherwise transact in any of the products mentioned. Do your own due diligence. Past performance does not guarantee future returns. Money with Katie, LLC. — Mentioned in the Episode The Future of Cryptocurrency, via The Economist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-rCKo4CBgM&ab_channel=TheEconomist Narrative Economics by Robert Shiller: https://bookshop.org/a/90396/9780691210261 Mike Green of Simplify Asset Management: https://investresolve.com/podcasts/mike-green-the-fourth-turning-and-reimagining-the-american-dream/ Stephanie Kelton's TED Talk on the Big Myth of Government Deficits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FATQ0Yf0Fhc — Follow Along at Money with Katie: https://moneywithkatie.com/ Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MoneywithKatie Follow Money with Katie! - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moneywithkatie/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/moneywithkatie Subscribe to The Money with Katie Newsletter - Sign up for free today: https://www.morningbrew.com/money-with-katie/subscribe/2 Follow the Brew! - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morningbrew/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorningBrew - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@morningbrew Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our guest today is Dr. Caree Cotwright, director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity at the Food and Nutrition Service at the US Department of Agriculture. Dr. Cotwright is leading a USDA-wide approach to advancing food and nutrition security in the United States. Part of her responsibility includes the charge from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to make MyPlate a household name. MyPlate is the official visual reminder of the US government to make healthy food choices from each of the five food groups. Now, this turns out to be a tall but important order. About a quarter of US adults have heard of MyPlate, according to a recent survey. Interview Summary You came to USDA while on leave from the University of Georgia (UGA) where, by the way, you were the first Black woman in the Department of Nutritional Sciences to earn tenure. Congratulations for this, and please know how much I appreciate the important role that you've played in our field. So, let's start with discussing what drew you to food policy and what makes you excited about your role in public service at USDA? I am really excited about this role because it's just a privilege. When I think about the fact that USDA has the title or has a position for the director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity, I get excited about that. It's been a privilege to work on advancing all of the things that have come about because of the White House Conference. I came to nutrition policy really in a kind of a roundabout way. I was working on my master's at UGA and I was doing an internship at the Center for Science and the Public Interest (CSPI). At that time, I was wanting to write on the Nutrition Action Health letter, but they had someone who was mentoring in nutrition policy and that someone was Margo Wootan. She kind of took me under her wing and helped me to learn about what nutrition policy was. After completing my master's and my PhD, I did my postdoc, and then did a RISE fellowship at the CDC. I was working on disseminating policy around early care and education obesity prevention policies and just really to understand the keen role that policy plays in the advancement of nutrition and policies in general. That was really eye-opening for me. I knew that during my role at University of Georgia as a faculty member that I would focus on both policy and intervention. I've had such a wonderful experience of being able to use different creative approaches, but also using policy. Some of those approaches have earned me the opportunity to talk to a variety of communities in different ways, including having a TED Talk. It's just been a joy to do this work. You've had so many interesting experiences and I could see how you'd be passionate about food policy after spending time at CSPI, especially with Margo Wootan. There aren't many people that know food policy like she does. But one thing I wanted to ask you about is one of the highly novel part of your work and your approach to nutrition has been to incorporate the creative arts, including storytelling. Tell us about this if you would. Storytelling has always been near and dear to my heart. When people ask me about that question, I've been doing it since I was about five years old when I was asked to come and give the commencement speech for my nursery school. I wasn't afraid, it was fun for me, and I just said, "Wow, this is really something that I can do." I enjoyed connecting and engaging with others. As I think about my work, I know that telling stories and using creative approaches to meet people where they are helps us to promote a variety of topics. Of course, it's kind of entertainment education, but using these approaches is a catalyst to get people interested in what we're doing. We know we're competing with so many things that pull people's attention now. Some of the things that I've done are I have a play about nutrition for young children, I have a hip hop song. I tell stories even in my speeches because I know that when I can connect, people will remember that story. And that's so important. Through my work, I promoted the Child and Adult Care Food program. I worked on the SNAP-Ed program at University of Georgia. We've done creative things like having skits and have enough care to call Healthy Bear that the children relate to. Even in some of our work that I've been blessed to have and had the privilege to work with Robert Wood Johnson Healthy Research to have social media and to use all of these approaches, but to use it to promote health and use it to promote healthy messages and messages specifically about nutrition. That creativity and those approaches are things that I bring to my current position in thinking about how do we engage the public, especially as we continue forward with advancing nutrition security and health equity, as well as making MyPlate a household brand? I love that creativity. I think back on memorable speeches I've heard or talks I've listened to and things, very often, it's the stories that you remember. The fact that you're recognizing that, appreciating that, and perfecting it, I think is really impressive. I'm glad to learn a little bit more about that. Let's talk now about your federal service at the CDC. This was another experience that I know helped shape your interest and your passions and your desire to return to public service at USDA. That's a wonderful question. It was such a wonderful opportunity to come to CDC at a time we were on the cusp of really thinking about how do we develop and disseminate policy related to obesity prevention for our youngest children, age zero to five. I had just finished a postdoc in community-based participatory research at Morgan State University working with Head Start children. At the time when I got to CDC, we had former First Lady Michelle Obama working on Let's Move! One of the key initiatives was Let's Move! Child Care. We modeled the initiative and the work we were doing related to policy on the work of an outstanding researcher. Her name is Dr. Dianne Ward. Not only was she an outstanding researcher, she became a mentor, colleague, and friend of mine. I just have so much admiration for the work that Dianne Ward did and the trailblazing efforts that she did to advance policy in the early care and education setting related to obesity prevention, but also in equity. So we were working on these things and my task was to go around to stakeholders all across the country and make sure that they understood what we were saying. So again, bringing in that community engagement and the training that I had, I said, "We can't just put this on a website and say, 'Hey everybody, you should go out and do this.' We have to go in and teach people and train people and explain it." Fortunately, my mentor there, Dr. Reynolds and Heidi Blanck, they agreed. I was able to go out and help to disseminate the policy, and again, it gave me such a strong and firm understanding of how to really relate. I'll tell you just a quick story. At the time, I didn't have kids, Kelly, and we were talking about these obesity prevention policies and we said, "Okay, no screen time for children under two," and those things. It wasn't until I had kids and I thought, "Well, how do you do that?" Because it has to be realistic and you have to think about how these policies work on the ground. As I talk to childcare providers, as I talk to stakeholders, as I talk to people working at the state level across the country, we help gain an understanding for just how these policies will go into place and gain support for policy implementation because we can't do the work without the people who are working on the ground level. Two things I want to make note of that you just said. First is if it's easy to to talk about how children should be fed and learn about food until you have them, and then all of a sudden, it gets a lot more complicated, I know. But the other thing I'm grateful that you did was to pay tribute to Dianne Ward. Many of our listeners may know she was a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and recently passed away. There are people all over the country in the world who were just broken hearted by this because she was such a dear friend and colleague to many of us, and just a completely inspired researcher who wanted to make a difference in the world and really did. It's not surprising that she touched you and your professional career in such positive ways and that's true of a lot of us. I'm really happy that we were able to talk about her for a moment. So thank you. Thank you. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity. Let's talk more about your current position at USDA now. Can you tell us what your primary responsibilities are and what your vision is for your work ahead? Yes. My primary responsibilities are to advance the work of food and nutrition security and health equity. I know that's a part of my title, but we really are working to make sure that people are able to get access to the food they need. Our definition is that nutrition security means that everyone has equitable access and consistent access to healthy, safe, and affordable food that is optimal for their wellbeing. We do this at USDA through four pillars. We think about having meaningful support for nutrition and nutrition education, making sure that people have access to that healthy, safe, and affordable food, making sure that we work through collaborative action through partnerships, and then making sure that we prioritize equity every step of the way. When you think about USDA and the programs that FNS has and the programs that we are working on in our mission area, we have lots of opportunities to advance nutrition security because our work is just so closely related. I work very closely with our programs and I work a lot with our stakeholders, both internally and externally, to make sure that people are aware of the work that we're doing. But not only that, that we are leveraging things like the historic White House Conference, making sure that we have lots of commitments from people all over. We've had over $8 billion of commitments. But making sure that with our stakeholders and our partners, that we lean into new creative approaches that will help us to reach our goals. We have some really big goals to end hunger, to improve nutrition, physical activity, and to reduce diet-related diseases and disparities. We are holding ourselves accountable and making sure that we're getting the word out and making sure that we're partnering in very meaningful ways. A part of my larger vision is a part of the secretary's vision, which is to make MyPlate a household brand. We think about what does that mean? We want to make sure, you said early on that about 25% of Americans are aware of this tool, but we want to make sure that not only are they aware, but they use the wonderful resources that are attached to MyPlate because it is our federal symbol for healthy eating. It's heartening to hear about your vision and to understand the kind of progress that's being made to advance food and nutrition security, and also to specifically leverage some of the commitments that were made at the White House Conference. In addition to what the federal government can do, are there things that individuals can do like our listeners, for example, or the ways they can help? Yes, and I'm so glad you brought up your listeners because that's so important. So every voice matters. And so all of our actions add up collectively. I've heard up from some wonderful, wonderful people in West Virginia and Oklahoma, just all across the country. When I go out and speak and I tell people, "You have to help me with this mission of making MyPlate of household brand." They sent me back things that they're doing. Creative things like setting up kids farmers' markets, popup markets in places like hardware stores that don't traditionally do that. But they will set it up and let a farmer come in and set up a popup shop, and then they provide the tokens through some of our wonderful programs like SNAP-Ed and FNA. When we think about these creative solutions where there are already existing things, but we're solving a problem, we're solving that access problem. Just thinking about that and making sure that we are all collectively working together, we want to hear from you. We want to hear from you. I always give out my email. It's firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from your ideas. We also have our pillar pages on our website. If you just look at nutrition security at USDA, we have our pillar pages so you can learn more. But we also have a very short video where we're talking about the work that we're doing and highlighting that work, and a blog that is attached to that. So again, if you're wanting to promote efforts that we're doing, that's a very quick synopsis and a short way to get it out there to people to spread the word and increase awareness about all of the wonderful things that we're doing to advance food and nutrition security. I never thought of my hardware store as a place to learn about nutrition, but why the heck not? Let's talk about MyPlate a little bit more. What's your role and how are you going to go about trying to make MyPlate a household name? It's a very multi-pronged approach. My role is to bring those creative approaches. One of the things I love about this position is that it's a culmination of so many of the things that I've already been doing. Using my creativity, thinking about the equity focus, and working with our Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. They're a wonderful team. They've already been doing wonderful things on MyPlate but helping to amplify that work and helping to get it out there so we make it a household brand. We have a multi-pronged approach where we'll be using social media. I told you I was able to use that in my research. Not only that but doing things where we're celebrating the great work that people are doing around MyPlate. Like for example, I know in Oklahoma, they had a wonderful day at the capitol and the lieutenant governor was working with students to put food in the right MyPlate categories and making sure that people are aware of them. There are artists making songs about MyPlate. And so, making sure that we are making the public aware of what we're doing. With this multi-pronged approach, we'll be doing listening sessions. We're hearing from people about what can we do better? What do you really like? Are here things that we can change? Really hearing from the community on that level. Then, also thinking about industry and how can industry partner to promote MyPlate and promote those food categories so that people have an understanding of MyPlate and the branding of the icon. Making sure that people recognize MyPlate and the icon and are knowledgeable about the resources that we have. I'm really excited about doing partnerships because this is a one USDA approach. We're going across all levels to make sure that we get the word out about MyPlate. And we do have a MyPlate national strategic partnership with partner organizations all over the country that are already helping us to do this work. We want to attract new partners, to have new partners to come in, and lean in to help us to amplify MyPlate and all the wonderful resources for the public. I'm assuming it's pretty easy to find out about MyPlate online, is that right? It is. It's myplate.gov. It is very simple. All of our materials are branded with that, but it's very simple. You can remember MyPlate, you can remember our website. So it's myplate.gov. You can go directly there and find all of our wonderful resources, and we'll be having more, as I said, on social media. I don't want to forget this point too as well, Kelly. There are cultural adaptations. When I'm out in the field, people ask me about, what about for my culture? What about for the things that I eat? How is MyPlate relevant to that? What I love about MyPlate is that it's so adaptable. During our listening sessions and the work that CNPP is doing, we are working to address that as well. Again, meeting people where they are, having them understand that your cultural foods are healthy foods too, and how do we use MyPlate to guide our healthy choices when we're making our meal choices. Again, you look at the plate, half the plate is fruits and vegetables and that can be from a variety of sources and a variety of cultures and preparations and lots of different foods. And so we want to make sure that people are understanding that and that we get the word out there. Bio Dr. Caree Jackson Cotwright serves as the Director of Nutrition Security and Heath Equity for the Food and Nutrition Service at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In this role, Dr. Cotwright leads a whole-of-Department approach to advancing food and nutrition security. She also serves as one of two Departmental representatives on accelerating action on the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health goals to end hunger, improve nutrition and physical activity, and reduce diet-related diseases and disparities and implementing the corresponding National Strategy. Her work includes building public awareness of USDA's actions to advance food and nutrition security, as well as collaborating and building partnerships with key stakeholders to maximize our reach and impact. Dr. Cotwright is on leave as an Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the University of Georgia's College of Family and Consumer Sciences' Department of Nutritional Sciences. Her research centers on promoting healthy eating among infants through age five-years-old with a particular focus on accelerating health equity among historically underserved populations via community-based participatory research and focusing on developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining best practices and policies in the early child education setting. She has developed a variety of innovative interventions, which use theater, media, and other arts-based approaches. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and secured over $1M in grants focused on obesity prevention and health equity from Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. From 2010-2013, she worked as an ORISE Research Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, where she was highly engaged in the early care education elements of the First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative dedicated to helping kids and families lead healthier lives. Dr. Cotwright holds a PhD in Foods and Nutrition and Community Nutrition and MS in Foods and Nutrition both from the University of Georgia and a bachelor's degree in Biology from Howard University and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She lives in Athens, GA with her loving husband and adorable three daughters.
Strap in—or better yet, don't! Episode 212 of the Not Well Podcast is the wild ride you didn't know you needed. Bobby and Jim dive headfirst into topics you never knew you wanted to hear about, but trust us, you do. Ever heard your friends say something so bizarre it made you do a double-take? Yeah, we're starting there.We're tackling life's big questions, like 'What's the meaning of life?' and 'Why is Britney Spears still a style icon?' But don't worry, we're not all philosophy and pop divas. We've got stories that range from family survival guides to the great outdoors—think Bear Grylls but with way more laughs and zero bug-eating.If you're into social dynamics, we're dissecting everything from sorority life to historical figures who definitely didn't make it into your history books. And because we care about your well-being, we're even diving into the mysteries of disrupted sleep and the job market.So, if you're looking for a podcast that's as enlightening as a TED Talk but as entertaining as a stand-up comedy show, Episode 212 is your golden ticket.[00:00:28] Christian friends saying "daddy fill me" [00:03:06] Male genital anatomy. [00:06:32] Cialis and morning wood. [00:10:08] Trust and Betrayal. [00:13:00] The meaning of life. [00:15:49] Forgiveness and moving on.[00:19:13] Britney Spears' dancing and clothing. [00:22:02] Family tragedies and survival. [00:26:11] Peeing outdoors while camping. [00:28:37] Thropple and blackout moments.[00:30:45] Masturbating in a saltwater bath. [00:35:16] Three men blowing me. [00:36:24] Terry Shivo'd your way to an orgasm. [00:40:12] Sorority hierarchy and patriarchy. [00:42:21] Fraternity and drinking culture. [00:46:41] Helen Keller's controversial history. [00:50:57] Historical figures and authenticity. [00:52:16] Personal hygiene during oral sex. [00:55:24] Disrupted sleep and seasonal changes. [00:58:07] Fragility of men. [01:01:28] Gay Republicans and LGBTQ rights. [01:04:51] Homelessness and job opportunities. [01:08:17] Carnies and childhood trauma. [01:11:12] Have a great week.Support the showAs always you can write us at email@example.com or call us at (614) 721-5336 and tell us your Not Wells of the week InstagramTwitterBobby's Only FansHelp us continue to grow and create amazing content, like a live tour or just help fund some new headphones when needed. Any help is appreacited. https://www.buzzsprout.com/510487/subscribe#gaypodcast #podcast #gay #lgbtq #queerpodcast #lgbt #lgbtpodcast #lgbtqpodcast #gaypodcaster #queer#instagay #podcasts #podcasting #gaylife #pride #lesbian #bhfyp #gaycomedy #comedypodcast #comedy #nyc #614 #shesnotdoingsowell #wiltonmanor #notwell
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Join host Guy Kawasaki on Remarkable People as he engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Amy Edmondson, an esteemed Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. They explore the pivotal role leaders play in nurturing an environment conducive to learning and collaboration, essential factors in our rapidly changing world. Amy's TED Talk, "How to Turn a Group of Strangers into a Team," has engaged over three million viewers, solidifying her influence and stature within her domain. In her latest book, 'Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well,' she invites us to rethink conventional perceptions of failure, offering profound insights into handling it with grace and resilience.Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable. Episodes of Remarkable People organized by topic: https://bit.ly/rptopology Listen to Remarkable People here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-kawasakis-remarkable-people/id1483081827 Like this show? Please leave us a review -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Thank you for your support; it helps the show!
We are thrilled to be joined again by the makers of Skylight Calendar! Enjoy this podcast knowing that we used it to get this one to you on time! :-) You can order yours by going to www.skylightcal.com and using the discount code PETER for 10% off of this 15” device up to $30. Having ADD or ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their ADD and ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives. Our Guest today in their own words: I'm a neurodiverse author, researcher, and advocate. For much of my life, I felt different from my peers, as if I was behind a glass wall, unable to connect with them. I had my way of thinking and doing things, which often made me feel isolated and unworthy, resulting in the need to prove myself by taking on too many challenges at once, such as working full-time (Animal welfare officer in preclinical research) and doing a full-time PhD (in the behavioral response of crustaceans to anthropogenic noise), Planning a wedding and organizing a mortgage while discussing house plans with an architect (Not counting everyday chores and exercising). I did slow down when I got pregnant by moving to a part-time position. Eventually, after too many meltdowns and close to burnout, I decided to step back from my PhD and job to find answers. In March this year, at the age of 33, after living with a brain that found it impossible to concentrate, with constant migraines, anxiety and fatigue. I received a Formal ADHD diagnosis and informal Autism. It was like a light bulb turned on in my head, and I felt a new sense of acceptance and empowerment. I started to embrace my neurodiversity and celebrate my strengths and talents. I've been on a creative spree. I've written and published two children's books on Amazon, and I've also written a book that you could call part memoir, part encyclopedia and part research on ADHD and Autism. It's called "AuDHD and Me: Growing Up Distracted". In it, I share my experiences and the stories of other neurodiverse individuals who have overcome challenges and achieved amazing things. My goal is to raise awareness and understanding of neurodiversity, especially in Ireland, where I live. I want to help others in a similar situation or who wish to learn more about their unique brains. Enjoy! [You are now safely here] 00:04 - Skylight calendar a practical, joyful organizational tool for families. Use the code “PETER” for a nice discount! 00:40 - Thank you again so much for listening and for subscribing!! 02:01 - Welcome Author Laura Adams! 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From rock stars to CEOs, from teachers to politicians who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their add and ADHD diagnosis and used it to their personal and professional advance edge to build businesses, to become millionaires, or to simply better their lives. And now, here's the host of the Faster Than Normal podcast If you haven't picked up The Boy with the Faster Brain yet, it is on Amazon and it is a number #1 One bestseller in all categories. Click HERE or via https://amzn.to/3FcAKkI My link tree is here if you're looking for something specific. https://linktr.ee/petershankman Laura Adams, a neurodiverse author, researcher, and advocate, shares her experience of receiving a formal ADHD diagnosis at the age of 33. She discusses the growing awareness and diagnosis of ADHD in Ireland, particularly among women. Laura talks about how her diagnosis brought a sense of acceptance and empowerment, and how it prompted her to embrace her neurodiversity. She explains how her symptoms were often misunderstood or dismissed, and how discovering the different presentation of ADHD in women opened her eyes to her own experiences. Getting diagnosed was a life-changing moment for Laura, giving her the confidence to speak out, write a book, and share her story. Hey, everyone. Peter Shankman, and welcome to another episode of Faster than Normal. I want to give a shout out over the past several weeks, as I've been doing to a wonderful, wonderful Advertiser Skylight Calendar. I know I talk about them every week, but obviously what I'm saying is resonating because they're telling me that people are purchasing through Faster Than Normal, which I think is awesome. Skylight calendar is a little little thing that hangs on my wall in my kitchen. And every morning before breakfast, my daughter and I look at the calendar and we see what chores she has. She sees what meetings I have. We see who's picking her up from school. 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We're going all the way to Ireland today, and that's about the extent of my Irish accent, but we're going to Ireland. We're talking to Laura Adams, who is a neurodiverse, author, researcher, and advocate. She got diagnosed at the age of 33 after, mind you, she managed to work full time, do a full time PhD, plan a wedding, organize a mortgage, not counting everyday tours and exercising. Oh, and she also got pregnant. But in March of this year, at the age of 33, living with a brain that found it impossible to concentrate with constant migraines, anxiety, and fatigue, she received a formal ADHD diagnosis and informal autism. So we're starting to see a connection there as well. Light bulb turned on in her head. She felt a new sense of acceptance and empowerment. And she's starting to embrace her neurodiversity. She read fast, add normal. She has listened to the podcast and she's like, I got to be on. She's published two children's books on Amazon, which is better than I've done. I've only published one. She's written a book you call part memoir, part encyclopedia, and part research called AuDHD and Me: Growing Up Distracted. So let us talk to Laura. Welcome to Faster than Normal. Laura [00:03:08]: Hi. Hello. So cool! Going to go full nerd now. Peter Shankman [00:03:14]: It's great to have you here. I love that you're on the podcast. I love that you listen to the podcast. So Ireland has Ireland not embraced or is not talking about ADHD or neurodiversity? Is it not a big thing there yet? What's the story? Laura [00:03:28]: Well, the last few years, probably just last two years in particular, it's shot up. Like, there's actually so many diagnosis coming in to Ireland, mostly from women, and I didn't have no idea of this until I got diagnosed myself, but there's so many women getting diagnosed in Ireland now. But we're kind of in the government will put legislations out and they're like, good job. We put legislation out, patting the back. And then they don't enforce it because there's no funding or there's not enough training. And it's just great. We did something and then nothing's done about it. So I'm kind of wanting to drive home, especially in education, it's like, kids do need help and if you're just kind of going, we did a great job, and then they're just leaving it, nothing's going to go well. Nothing's going of course, that's where I'm at. Peter Shankman [00:04:17]: So when you got diagnosed, talk for a second about what that was like. Talk for a second about how you felt before what happened when you got diagnosed and how you felt immediately after. Laura [00:04:33]: I think this dream was gone a year, really, before I just was sitting down doing my PhD thesis and I just couldn't read. It was like all the I was agreed in a sentence, but I just couldn't connect the sentence together. I felt like I was just scrolling. Everything was a blur and I just couldn't concentrate on all I thought, that's it, I can't live like this anymore. It's been going on for too long. So I just went, right, I need answers. So I started with autism diagnosis because all my life had been told I was a little bit autistic. So I was like, OK, I'll start there. That's a good place. I contacted adult autism Ireland. The website and the sent me a whole load of questionnaires and there's so much of it. But one of the in particular was called the as or S, I think five ADHD characteristics. They know themselves that autism and ADHD kind of go a lot of the time, hand in hand. Like there are a lot more people who have ADHD with autism, with ADHD, or vice versa. I can't remember the actual statistics, but I scored incredibly high, like, way high than I would have thought on ADHD characteristics, especially in a sensory type. And I went down this rabbit hole of Ted Talks, and mostly women, and they used for so long. I've looked up some of the symptoms I had, and I couldn't find anything. But these women were saying exactly it had the words for it. Peter Shankman [00:06:00]: Yeah, because for the first time in your life, for the first time in your life, you were looking at ADHD from a different perspective. The concept of ADHD in boys and in men presents entirely differently than ADHD in girls and in women. Laura [00:06:11]: Yeah, because I've heard about it twice. Maybe in my life, ADHD would be mentioned twice. And usually people are going, oh, it's not real. And I kind of going, of course. I went okay. I don't know. I have to look into something before I make a judgment. But it went right over my head. I was like, oh, another thing I won't be interested in. So I didn't even think about it until it actually was right in my face. But it's funny how that is the mindset of so many people, they're just not paying attention, or they're not trying hard enough, or they're just daydreamers. You've probably heard them, all the excuses people tend to make for people who are like, we are trying really hard. Thank you very much. There's a reason why I have this migraine bu that's the mindset that it was kind of what I was told about ADHD was brought up. Peter Shankman [00:06:57]: Getting diagnosed and getting a name towards what you've been feeling is an amazing it's an amazing relief. And it's funny because and I think you tell me your feelings on this. You break your leg, right? You see a bone sticking out of the middle of your leg. You're like, well, shit, I broke my leg. You don't need to get diagnosed when you see a bone sticking out of the middle of your leg, right? But you have these internal problems. It's the premise of, oh, you don't look sick. Nothing must be wrong with you, right? And when you finally are able to put those two and two together, it's life changing, actually. Laura [00:07:30]: Complete. And I say the switch was almost because I'm very low confidence. This would be something I'd never do. Talking to someone on a podcast, it's just an impossibility. I thought, no way I'd write a book. No way I'd put up an Instagram page. No way I'd do any of that. And then as soon as I got the diagnosis, these little gears were starting to turn my head, and I was like, removing what I thought I could do to, oh, I can do this. This is very possible. And next thing, I'm just I wrote a book in a few months is the editing that was the longest. And I had, like, greeted children's books and I was in contact with people and I was like, what is this? Is a completely different person. I thought I never was, but it's just the fact I took away the oh, I must clearly be stupid or I must clearly be incapable of doing this because I was told I was incapable or if I can't do this, I'm being told I just have to work harder. Clearly something I'm not just not able to do it. That's the kind of labels I created for myself. This label of ADHD is so much better than this label of you're stupid, you're slow. You have so much potential if you just worked harder. Peter Shankman [00:08:44]: No, it's true. It's definitely a wake up call. A lot of people listening as well as myself grew up with the you just need to apply yourself. And looking back on it, we were trained to not I never talked back to my teachers. I always, yes, ma'am, no, ma'am, and not I look back to bitch. I was applying myself. That's the problem. It's this sort of massive wake up call than if I could go back and tell my 6th grade teacher, mr. Hecker, hey, dude. I was applying my ass off and it wasn't sinking in. And that was the most I think it's one thing when you fail or when you don't do well and you know it's because you weren't trying. It's another thing when you try your butt off and it still doesn't click. Go ahead. Laura [00:09:26]: Because I would do really well in certain subjects. Like I had have a publication with pain in crustaceans, but then I was like, I can't do this. Other things like, how did I manage that? Bu can't manage this. So clearly I'm just lucky or I fooled people. And that's the thing. You just can't go, maybe I lied to them and that's how or maybe it was luck. Peter Shankman [00:09:48]: And then you just comes from you don't believe anything you've done. Everything you've done is luck. Everything I've done is luck. And you're sure you wake up every day with the fear that stays the day. You're going to get found out. Laura [00:09:57]: Yeah, that's exactly it. Really fast. Peter Shankman [00:10:00]: I was going to ask this. What the hell is the behavioral response of crustaceans to anthropologenic noise? Which was who does a PhD in that? What is that?! Laura [00:10:07]: When I was younger, like three or four, I wanted to be a marine biologist. And I was like I couldn't spell the word, but I knew I wanted to be it. And I was like, I want to play. Like, I want to work with dolphins and seals. But when I went into my Masters, I like, OOH, crustaceans and crabs are interesting. I never would have thought of that in my life. It was like, there's something they're so they don't have any facial expressions. You have no idea what these things are thinking or can they think? Or are they actually do anything other than move side to side and eat stuff? So noticing that changes in their behaviors or their physiology is actually their signs of stress. So my initial publication was looking at the pain response. Is it just the fact that they're moving around more when you electrocute them? It's like the electrical electric shock or is it the stress? And my research shows that there is definitely more of a stress response in their I was looking at hemolyphistic their blood, so I was looking at lactate level in their blood. And it was much higher in individuals who are shocked than individuals who are not shocked, even if they were both moving around. So I was like, oh, there's something going on there. But I don't like shocking animals. Like, I felt guilty every single time I did it. And I turned to alcohol nearly every experimental days. I went, I can't do this, that's not healthy. So I turned to noise stress instead. And I just looked at how anthropogenic noise with human boat noise really is irritating or can cause an anxiety like response to in these shore crabs, which you see around the beaches everywhere and how they respond to it. I just wanted to see how long term noise affects their anxiety like response or their aggression levels. And if it is, aggression in crabs is incredibly important. I was like, oh, I feel like they stop me at any time. I'll keep going. It'll be like a firearm not. Peter Shankman [00:12:03]: I loved it. That makes a lot of sense, though, because I know there were studies in the US. About how military boats affect was like Laura [00:12:14]: That was a big especially sonar causing a lot of strandings. I would like to make sure that I actually remember the easiest words like strandings and I can remember anthropogenic. How can I forget the easiest words sometimes? But it's amazing how these especially in shy and rare whales would you like to be somewhere? I think there's only like 50 something left of these whales in New Zealand. And if they're scared by noise, they'll move away from the area they're safe and right into the path of predators. And there's like there's only 50 something of these whales left and it could be eaten because I guess ship scared them. And it's just like a lot of this is but then we never think about the shorecrafts as well. Who pretty much are the food for everything else, or the paws, not even irrigation. Cold be the word. They kind of churn pretty much the soil and provide food for a not of other food items for animals. So I was like, I like to look at the base not just like whales, but not so much anymore messes. Peter Shankman [00:13:16]: With the entire ecosystem. No, I get that. Laura [00:13:18]: Yeah. Like a wonderful thing. Peter Shankman [00:13:21]: So what is the biggest difference now that you've been diagnosed. And now that you're working under the auspices of what I have as a gift as opposed to what you have. Laura [00:13:31]: My thesis writing is so much easier than I was before. And also I'm less hard on myself. And these are just I have these little tweaks. Not really tweaks, but I'll go to the gym more. I did take the lowest dose of medication you can get kind of just to turn me into concentration mode every now and again. Because with it, it's just a little bit better than coffee. But I don't use it that much. I use it when I'm working, but not as much. But without knowing this, I would literally type out a sentence, get distracted, talk about a completely different topic entirely in my thesis, without putting any full stop or finishing the sentence before I'd have information that should be at the end of the thesis, at the beginning of the thesis. And everything would be all over the place, but nothing will be in a linear story. Everything would just be all over the place and that would be like, I can't believe the difference. I can actually notice these things now. I go, oh, that's not supposed to be there. I'm going to move that. This actually reads like a proper story. The characters are actually there. There's some type of linear storytelling going on rather than whatever I did before. Bu. It's just confusing for everyone. Peter Shankman [00:14:52]: Last question only because we're running short of time and I want to have you back. Yes, of course. What would you tell someone who was in your place five years ago? Laura [00:15:01]: It's really don't be so hard on yourself. I think that is actually the thing than was crippling me because even the smallest thing that I did wrong, I would beat myself up for years. I would say I was the worst person in the world. I'd have to work harder to try to prove it when really what I was doing was perfectly fine. It's just I can't get over how hard on yourself that you can be. Even my doctor started crying was pretty much interior saying, you're being so hard on yourself, that would be the biggest thing because if I didn't have that, the weight off your shoulders is incomparable. I'm like, I'm not as tired of myself. I'm actually stepping away when I need to rather than pushing forward when it's impossible. And the migraines have reduced. I used to have them every single week and they'd last for three days weekly. So that is the biggest change. I probably had, like one little mild headache today because I was nervous about talking to people like I was on this, but then I was like, that disappeared very fast. I was probably more excited than but it's amazing, that difference. Peter Shankman [00:16:06]: I love that. Laura [00:16:06]: And the meltdowns. Very cool. Peter Shankman [00:16:12]: Laura, thank you so much for taking the time all the way from Ireland to talk to us today on Fast Than Normal. Love to have you back. Love the work you're doing out there to make a difference. We'll definitely bring you back on. Thank you so much. Laura [00:16:23]: Thank you so much. I'll be probably the only episode I won't listen to because of my voice, but other than than sounds great. Peter Shankman [00:16:29]: Get the imposter syndrome out of your head listening to Faster Than Normal. We love having you. Let us know who you want to hear on the podcast. We will get them on. Thank you so much for listening. We will see you next week. Again, thanks to Skylight Calendar for sponsoring and we'll talk to you guys soon. Be well. Credits: You've been listening to the Faster Than Normal podcast. We're available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google play and of course at www.FasterThanNormal.com I'm your host, Peter Shankman and you can find me at shankman.com and @petershankman on all of the socials. All now on https://www.threads.net/@petershankman If you like what you've heard, why not head over to your favorite podcast platform of choice and leave us a review, come more people who leave positive reviews, the more the podcast has shown, and the more people we can help understand that ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Opening and closing themes were composed and produced by Steven Byrom who also produces this podcast, and the opening introduction was recorded by Bernie Wagenblast. Thank you so much for listening. We'll see you next week!
In this episode, I begin a series of conversations with my best friend, Steve Watkins, about pursuing happiness, wholeness, and healing. We mentioned a few books in this episode: Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Harper, 2015), and Pema Chödrön, Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion (Shambhala, 2018). We also mentioned the beautiful TED Talk by Anne Lamott, called "12 Truths I Learned from Life and Writing."
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In this thought-provoking episode, cognitive psychologist and author Donald Hoffman takes us on a journey through the mysteries of consciousness and reality. From questioning the nature of what we perceive to pondering the existence of inanimate consciousness, Hoffman challenges conventional beliefs and explores the profound implications of proving local realism false. He delves into topics such as the illusion of free will, the role of love in metaphysics, and the possibility of reincarnation. Prepare to have your mind expanded as we contemplate the nature of reality itself and how this paradigm-shifting understanding will change everything. SPONSOR: Receive a free rechargeable frother with your MUDWTR order: https://www.mudwtr.com/knowthyself Download André's FREE Book Recommendation List: https://www.knowthyself.one/books ___________ Timecodes: 0:00 Intro 2:30 Answering the question of consciousness and evolution 9:56 Is What We See Real? 12:47 Implications of Proving Local Realism is False 16:55 Are Inanimate Objects Conscious? 24:53 What Makes Something Conscious? 29:06 We're looking at the problem wrong 40:34 How evolution hid the truth from us 47:22 Conscious Agents: what's outside of space time? 54:00 Are We in a Simulation? 1:00:40 Seeing the Oneness in All 1:02:38 Concepts of Karma and Reincarnation 1:07:00 Implications on how we act in the world 1:12:02 Self Compassion 1:13:35 Death & Facing the idea of impermanence 1:17:14 Does reincarnation exist? 1:22:41 Meditation & Spiritual Practices 1:30:30 The role that love plays in metaphysics 1:31:54 Free will & The illusion of choice 1:41:40 How Relationships Serve Purpose on the evolution of consciousness 1:45:23 AI & technology assisting the collective awakening 1:53:52 What it takes to prove this theory 1:58:30 This will change everything ___________ Donald David Hoffman is an American cognitive psychologist and popular science author. He is a professor in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, with joint appointments in the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, and the School of Computer Science. Hoffman studies consciousness, visual perception and evolutionary psychology using mathematical models and psychophysical experiments. His research subjects include facial attractiveness, the recognition of shape, the perception of motion and color, the evolution of perception, and the mind–body problem. He has co-authored two technical books; Observer Mechanics: A Formal Theory of Perception (1989) offers a theory of consciousness and its relationship to physics; Automotive Lighting and Human Vision (2005) applies vision science to vehicle lighting. His book Visual Intelligence: How We Create What We See (1998) presents the modern science of visual perception to a broad audience. His 2015 TED Talk, "Do we see reality as it is?" argues that our perceptions have evolved to hide reality from us. Book: https://www.amazon.com/The-Case-Against-Reality/dp/0141983418/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1694112697&refinements=p_27%3ADonald+Hoffman&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Donald+Hoffman ___________ Download André's FREE Book Recommendation List: https://www.knowthyself.one/books Know Thyself Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knowthyself/ Website: https://www.knowthyself.one Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ4wglCWTJeWQC0exBalgKg Listen to all episodes on Audio: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4FSiemtvZrWesGtO2MqTZ4?si=d389c8dee8fa4026 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/know-thyself/id1633725927 André Duqum Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreduqum/ Meraki Media https://merakimedia.com https://www.instagram.com/merakimedia/
Welcome to Wellthy Living conversation. In this epsiode I have an enriching conversation with Lucy Mayes and Ingrid Gaiotto.Lucy: A mother with two young adult children who is transitioning into a new phase of life. She has a background in law but left her law career due to a values disconnect and pursued a career in workplace wellbeing, with a particular focus on healthcare. Lucy has also delved into spiritual personal development work and aims to share her knowledge and experience as she gains more freedom.Ingrid: With a background in Italian heritage and a passion for the arts, hospitality, and travel, has embarked on various ventures, including running a cafe and now a tour operations company. She maintains a deep connection to her Italian roots and channels her skills and passions into creating businesses aligned with her values.Lucy and Ingrid have joined forces for this special episode to discuss their shared passion for personal development, authenticity, and making a positive impact in the world.They also excitedly reveal an upcoming Italy retreat that they are partnering on, promising a transformative and enriching experience for participants.In this conversation we explored the following themes:Personal Development and Authenticity: Lucy and Ingrid share pivotal moments in their lives that have shaped their perspectives and actions. They highlight the importance of pursuing desires and leveraging opportunities to live authentically.Impact of Fear: The conversation delves into the impact of fear on one's actions and choices, emphasizing the need to overcome it with courageous action to lead a fulfilling life.Closing the Gap:The conversation explores the challenge of bridging the gap between ideal values and real-life actions.Both guests highlight the importance of authenticity and generosity and advocate for a balanced approach between rational and intuitive thinking.Balancing Thinking Styles:Lucy discusses the balance between the right and left sides of human thinking and the need to find a bridge between them. She mentions the over-quantification of life in modern society and how genuine quality often emerges from unmeasurable experiences.Definition of Success:The episode concludes with a focus on the definition of success, featuring a quote from Maya Angelou about self-liking and authenticity in one's actions.Enough is enough:The conversation ends with a reference to Lucy's recent TED Talk, where she introduces the concept of taking oneself and others by the hand and boldly declaring "enough is enough."This concept challenges the prevailing cultural narrative that constantly tells individuals they are not enough, urging a shift toward authenticity and self-acceptance.LISTEN NOW to explore the rich insights shared by Lucy and Ingrid, and discover how their experiences and wisdom can inspire you to live authentically and aligned with your values.Lucy's Insights:- Lucy discusses the concept of purpose, noting how it has been commercialized and can create a constant sense of striving and inadequacy.- She emphasizes the importance of personal self-responsibility and highlights the role of systemic changes in creating more humane workplaces.Ingrid's Insights:- Ingrid stresses the significance of identifying one's values and being authentic.- She believes that if everyone were their full authentic selves, the world would operate more effectively and empathetically.Check out the details of their exciting partnership for the upcoming Italy retreat, promising a profound and life-changing experience I hope this enjoyed this epiosde and it inpires you to live a well, connected and meaningful life both personally and professionally.What's your biggest insight or takeaway, leave a comment and let us know. All episodes can be found HERE or on Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.To listen to a previous ocnversation I had with Lucy : Wellthy Living Conversations EP 9:Reclaiming hope, heart and healing Please leave a review and share the episode with your network and consider subscribing to the Wellthy Living Conversations podcast on iTunes and Youtube so you can listen to more conversations with wonderful humans whose stories, knowledge, actionable ideas and wisdom can help you to live a meaningful, connected and well life, both personally and professionally.I'm Lisa, a facilitator and coach for life, leadership and workplace welbeing. To find out more about my services you can visit my website www.wellthyliving.com.au or connect with me on all social media channels.