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Pharmacy Podcast Network
Leadership During a Pandemic – How Women in Pharmacy Have Come to the Rescue | The Public Health Pharmacist Podcast

Pharmacy Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 39:45


What Does Public Health Mean to you?  Public health (pharmacy) means improving the health of the population through the use of medicines and - more importantly - pharmacy services. Bio Helen E. McKnight graduated from University of Florida with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Maryland Medical System. She has been a pharmacist for 25+ years. Her current role is Director of Pharmacy Services at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to moving to Alabama, Dr. McKnight practiced Pharmacy in South Florida and Upstate New York. She has been fortunate to be part of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists “Leading Edge” and ASHP Foundation “Pharmacy Leadership Academy” programs. In 2016, Dr. McKnight completed her MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management from New England College in New Hampshire. In 2019, Dr McKnight became the first Alabama pharmacist to pass the Board of Pharmacy Specialties-Compounded Sterile Preparations exam. Dr. McKnight enjoys traveling with her husband and teenage son. Social Media LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-mcknight-pharmd-mba-bcscp-b0a930bb/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The SmallmouthCrush Podcast
Benjamin Nowak talks big water Smallmouth Bass Fishing

The SmallmouthCrush Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 57:59


GET 15% OFF ALL YOUR TACKLE HERE! The Reel Shot Tackle Store -https://bit.ly/2YtVLRLSMALLMOUTHCRUSHUSE CODE SMALLMOUTHCRUSH15 for 15% your order! Get your MONSTERBASS Here!https://bit.ly/CushMonsterBassCatching trophy smallmouth bass on a consistent basis can be a challenge.  So many techniques and so many different patterns can sometimes make it confusing where to start when targeting smallmouth bass.  Each Sunday join Travis Manson as he interviews guests who are at the top of their game when it comes to catching smallmouth bass.Season 1 Episode 41 Travis talks with Benjamin Nowak.  He discusses fishing some of his favorite bodies of water in Michigan and goes into great details some of his tricks he uses.Follow Benjamin Nowak on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/brnowak_fishing/Check out his Website here! https://www.brnowakfishing.com/His Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/benjaminnowak10Follow us on Instagram @SmallmouthCrush https://www.instagram.com/smallmouthcrush/Follow The Bass Lab Tackle Freak Himself Epic Eric @epicericoffical https://www.instagram.com/epicericofficial/WOW CHECK THIS OUT!! Special LIVE Show every month for Patreons!  Join my Patreon to get access to a special live show once a month!https://www.patreon.com/smallmouthcrushGet your SmallmouthCrush Merchandise Here! Still have plenty of Buffs in stock and you can get 2 buffs for $13.00 Shipped Today! https://bit.ly/SmallmouthCrushStoreAre you interested in booking a One on One session with SmallmouthCrush?  Now you can set up a personal Online meeting to talk anything fishing related.  Do you want to talk about how to search for fish on your body of water or perhaps you have a tournament coming up on a specific body of water that you want to break down.  This is the place to get all your questions answered!https://bit.ly/CRUSHOneOnOneClick here to SUBSCRIBE to my channel:http://bit.ly/SmallmouthCrushYouTubeChannelMY GEAR! My Boat Dealer https://www.bowersmarine.com/My Nitro Boat https://www.nitro.com/My Mercury Engine https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/My Power Poles https://www.power-pole.com/My Charging System https://www.power-pole.com/chargeSt Croix Rods https://stcroixrods.link/smallmouthcrushGet your MONSTERBASS BOX USE CODE TRAVIS10 https://monsterbass.com/Gajo Baits https://www.gajobaits.com/GET ALL YOUR TACKLE HERE! USE CODE SMALLMOUTHCRUSH15 for 15% your order! https://bit.ly/2YtVLRLSMALLMOUTHCRUSHWho is SmallmouthCrush?Travis Manson was born and raised in Wisconsin. He started fishing from the bank at a young age and spent most of his childhood with a rod in his hand.  Travis is primarily a self-taught angler that is always learning and experiencing this amazing sport of fishing.  He started out fishing for walleyes and fishing in local walleye tournaments, but then in his mid 20's, he caught the BASS BUG and has been hooked ever since.  He competed at the highest level in bass fishing on the Bassmaster Elite Series for a number of years.  He is a full time fishing guide offering trips on the Chesapeake Bay for largemouth bass(year round) and trophy smallmouth bass guided trips in Upstate New York on Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River. His Youtube Channel is named after his passion for the smallmouth bass and will be used as a platform for "how-to" videos, on the water instruction, crazy on and off the water topics on the day in the life of a fishing addict!  Hope you enjoy, and until next time we will see you on the water!#fishing #bassfishing #smallmouth #largemouth 

The Newest Olympian
5 | The Lightning Thief Ch. 7 w/ Dr. Moiya McTier

The Newest Olympian

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 60:34


Exolore host and mythological scholar Dr. Moiya McTier joins to lend her expertise and charm as Schubes continues to make his way through the Lightning Thief! Topics include: myth nerds, wall sandwiches, becoming one with the plumbing, genie questions, naiads, Misery Business, Destiny's Child, wisegirl, Upstate New York, Texas A&M rings, LIRR, The Dark Knight, wedding planning, Garden of Hesperides, the Apple of Discord, treemelter, game-winners, Central Jersey, brisket, Peter Johnson, and more!Thanks to our sponsor: SHAKER & SPOOON - get $20 off at shakerandspoon[dot]com/tno— Find The Newest Olympian Online —• Website: https://thenewestolympian.com• Patreon: https://thenewestolympian.com/patreon• Twitter: https://twitter.com/newestolympian• Instagram: https://instagram.com/newestolympian— Production —• Creator, Host, Producer, Social Media, Web Design: Mike Schubert (https://schub.es)• Editor: Sherry Guo• Music: Bettina Campomanes and Brandon Grugle• Art: Jessica E. Boyd

Bourbon Lens
143: Widow Jane Distillery - Lisa Wicker Brings Wine Expertise to Bourbon

Bourbon Lens

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 66:55


We are joined by Widow Jane Distillery President and Head Distiller & Blender, Lisa Wicker. Her fingerprints have been left in many distilleries over the years and she's landed in her new home away from Kentucky, Widow Jane Distillery in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. We discuss two different bourbons with Lisa Wicker, including Widow Jane 10 Year (5 barrels, 6+ years, small batch, 91 proof) and Lucky Thirteen Bourbon (small batch, less than 10 barrels, 93 proof). You'll hear about Lisa's time in the wine industry and how she's made her mark in the bourbon world as well. About Widow Jane Distillery Widow Jane is an award-winning artisanal distillery located in the New York City neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn. The company is named in homage to one the legendary mines of Rosendale in Upstate New York, from which the brand sources its proofing water. Before becoming a natural reserve of extraordinary mineral water, the mines produced the natural cement used to construct some of the most iconic American landmarks, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building, among others. The pure, limestone-filtered water from the mine, plus one of the country's largest holdings of long-aged Bourbons, and a refusal to compromise the product with chill-filtration, are just three elements that make Widow Jane a stand-out whiskey company. The facility in Red Hook includes warehousing, aging, barreling, blending and bottling. For more information, visit www.widowjane.com or find Widow Jane on Instagram @widow_jane About Lucky 13 Bourbon from Widow Jane Originally launched in 2020 as private barrel program, bourbon whiskey aged 13 years in American oak and bottled at 93 proof in hyper small batches.  LUCKY THIRTEEN is aged a very unique 13 years in American oak barrels hand-picked by Widow Jane President and Head Distiller Lisa Wicker and proofed with limestone-rich water from the legendary Rosendale Mines of NY. Initially released as a private-single-barrel program at a variety of proofs, LUCKY THIRTEEN will now be available exclusively at 93 proof (46.5% ABV) in hyper small batches, little more than a handful of barrels at a time, making this bourbon addition a unique expression of Widow Jane's signature intense, complex profile.  Widow Jane president and distiller Lisa Wicker notes that the blending process with these aged bourbons is fine and delicate, and that's what makes LUCKY THIRTEEN a real treat; well-aged bourbon in hyper small batches, and absolutely not chill filtered. The resulting whiskey has a rich mouthfeel and lingering finish. Said Wicker, “I see the ability to share really special expressions, like LUCKY THIRTEEN, with whiskey geeks and industry friends as one of the real gifts of this profession. As our stock of well-aged bourbon beyond 10 years continued to mature, we were able to match Lucky Thirteen to our signature blending process, consisting of bourbons from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana. This was a very natural evolution for us, to make a rich, complex bourbon, while upping the ante in proof to 93, versus our 10 year bourbon's proof of 91.” LUCKY THIRTEEN will now be available year-round, though still in limited quantities. It will be made available in 750 ml bottles at a suggested retail price of $99.99. Links: Widow Jane Distillery Widow Jane 10 Year Bourbon Widow Jane Adds 13 Year Bourbon To Its Range Of Year Round Offerings Samson and Surrey Around Brooklyn: Widow Jane bourbon grows in popularity  This $150 bourbon is made with the same water that goes into New York bagels

The Truly Co Podcast
When Your Deepest Desires Are Unfulfilled

The Truly Co Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 30:29


In this episode of The Truly Co Podcast, host Lindsay May talks with Hope Johnson about finding satisfaction in Christ when your desires aren't being fulfilled. Hope Johnson is a writer and podcaster in Upstate New York who has a passion for encouraging single Christian women.  She also hosts Hope Unyielding, a podcast where people from all walks of life share stories of God's faithfulness in the dark or difficult times in their journeys. Hope's desire is to encourage women with the message that they are not failing as Christians because they wrestle with unfulfilled desires. Hope shares when she realized that the shame she was feeling was not from God, she began to see Him more clearly, not only as her Savior, but as someone who walked the earth and experienced the same things that we do, and who looks on us with compassion and understanding rather than disappointment.  She recently released a free eBook on what it looks like to be satisfied in Christ when desires go unfulfilled called Unsatisfied: If Jesus Is the Bread of Life, Why Am I So Hungry? You can download her eBook, find her writing and check out her podcast at https://hopeunyielding.com/ or on Instagram (@hope_jaazaniah). Find more info on The Truly Co at www.thetrulyco.com or order a magazine, including our newest release Pursuit, here.

The Ortho Show
Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Laser Show with Dr. Marc Pietropaoli”

The Ortho Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 23:34


We're pivoting back to telling the great stories of orthopedic surgeons for this episode. Marc Pietropaoli, MD is a brother from another orthopedic laser mother, as the one who turned Dr. Sigman onto utilizing laser as an alternative treatment modality for acute and chronic orthopedic conditions. We discuss how laser has changed their practice and impacting patients in a positive way. Dr. Pietropaoli is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine. He is recognized as one of the leading sports medicine and orthopedic surgeons in Upstate New York. As the founder of Victory Sports Medicine & Orthopedics in Skaneateles, NY, Dr. Pietropaoli has built an innovative clinical practice that is driven by outstanding customer service.   Topics include: -Dr. Pietropaoli's fellowship at The Andrews Institute and learning about the teamwork needed to optimize patient and athlete outcomes. -Dr. Pietropaoli influenced Dr. Sigman in utilizing laser in clinical practice. We discuss how lasers work on acute and chronic orthopedic conditions by decreasing inflammation, increasing blood flow to the area, inhibiting nerve fibers and stimulating the powerhouse cells of mitochondria. There are more and more studies coming out on lasers, along with a recommendation for laser therapy in the AAOS Guidelines for Osteoarthritis of the Knee released earlier this month. Lasers are listed in the AAOS guidelines as FDA-approved laser treatment may be used to improve pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The full AAOS Guidelines for Osteoarthritis of the Knee can be found here. Find out more about Dr. Marc Pietropaoli here. For MD's, click on the EARN CME link below to capture quick reflections on each learning & how it applies to your day-to-day to unlock a total of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CMEs.

Solo Cleaning School
August 2021 Freedom Report with Coach Josh

Solo Cleaning School

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 32:59


There is so much to dig into for this month's update of my personal cleaning company. If you're new to this show, here's the quick version. I've been a solo house and office cleaner for most of my 16 years in business. I have a system that initializes, stabilizes, and optimizes solo cleaning companies to create over $50k profit per year on a few days per week. In fact, I've done it twice. My first solo cleaning business was in Upstate New York from 2005 - 2018. I optimized this company to create $55k profit per year on 2 cleaning days per week without employees. The company was 90% residential and 10% commercial. I sold this company in 2018 for $80k and moved back home to Montgomery County, PA. We have since built a second solo cleaning business to $70k profit per year on 2 cleaning days per week. This new company is 75% commercial and 25% residential. As amazing as this sounds and it has been, our family wanted more. Our coaches and mentors challenged us to follow our dream as a homeschooling family. We had a New Freedom Vision and booked a house on the Gulf Coast of Florida for a month next winter! We wanted to go from $70k profit on 2 days per week to 0 days! This requires a team and systems. As an engineer, I love systems. But I've resisted them as a solo as I viewed them as tedious. Thankfully, I've hired Coach Josh to walk me into our dream. Josh is a co-owner at Athens Cleaning in Athens, GA. He is a fast-growing commercial cleaning company serving small, professional offices with professional workers. This podcast feature is a monthly peak into my own company, Carfagno Commercial Cleaning, as we build our business with systems and team members in order to start living our dream.August Update:The first week of August was my trip to Nashville for Podcast Movement 2021. This was a great trip for me personally and professionally. I had lots of down time to think, plus numerous opportunities to meet new people and build better relationships with podcasters I already knew. The biggest takeaway had nothing to do with my podcast. On Thursday night, my buddy Vincent and I figured out a way to map out our businesses on a simple 3 x 3 grid. We started with the basic 2 x 2 grid of drama vs profit from Why I Fired My First Client. All we did was add a middle scaling option. The analysis revealed so much to me as it confirmed what I was already feeling. My goal is to simplify every area of my life, so that I can create more memories with my family and art for my community and disciple my family. I needed simple. Of the various income-producing efforts I am involved in, a few emerged as most profitable with least time and drama. All house cleaning is OUT and all small, professional office cleaning is IN! This was a vitally reflective process that will allow me to hyper niche with my coach and go crush it in small, professional, essential offices in my area. If you'd like to learn how to do this with your business, reach out to me on my website and request a free call.Read the rest of this article at the Smart Cleaning School website

Plein Air Easton Podcast
From Portraits to Plein Air with Chris Kolupski

Plein Air Easton Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 39:55


In today's episode, plein air instructor Chris Kolupski joins us over Skype from the top of the Colorado National Monument.  Tim and Jess find out what led Chris to this beautiful (and seemingly treacherous) painting location and his philosophy on how best to develop your artistic skills.   Chris Kolupski began painting outdoors as a teenager in the forests of Upstate New York and Canada. After working as a freelance illustrator for five years in Rochester, Chris moved to New York City where he studied portraiture and figure painting at the Art Students League of New York. Instructors such as Nelson Shanks, Everett Raymond Kinstler and Dean Keller shaped Chris's modern approach to painting from life. Chris continued his studies at Shanks's Philadelphia painting school, Studio Incaminatti.   In 2004 Chris founded Boxart Street Atelier in Rochester, New York, where he taught drawing and painting for almost a decade. He continued teaching at Gallery 7 Studio, and currently teaches at Pittsford Fine Art. His Realist Painting Course is an intensive 24-month curriculum that teaches modern techniques for controlling hues, values and chroma, the three dimensions of color.    When painting indoor portraits, Chris prefers a subdued palette to help him capture subtle skin tones. When painting outdoors, the brilliant light pushes his palette to the widest range of color. He loves hiking and painting rugged landforms like the deep gorges of Upstate New York and the red rock of Colorado and Utah. “There is nothing like painting roaring waterfalls or sun baked badlands. Nothing like the swoosh of a hawk slicing through a canyon updraft as I try to capture fleeting effects of light.”   Follow Chris Kolupski: Official Site Facebook Instagram   Follow Plein Air Easton: Official SiteFacebookInstagramYouTube   To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com.   This episode is sponsored by Paint Out West, a virtual painting workshop with Chris Kolupski.  Chris will conduct a combination of live and recorded classes from the Colorado National Monument, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Zion National Park, and Monument Valley. Spots are limited so don't miss out!   Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions.

Skylight Books Author Reading Series
SKYLIT: Jonathan Wells, ”THE SKINNY” w/ David St. John

Skylight Books Author Reading Series

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 30:41


Upstate New York in the 1970s: A boy in preparatory day school suffers a harrowing attack by a teacher offended by his failure to put on weight. For the first time in his young life, Jonathan Wells is forced to question his right to take up space in the world. Jonathan's father, reading his weight as a clear and deeply concerning deficit of masculinity, creates a workout regimen meant to bulk him up. When that doesn't help, he has Jonathan seen by a slew of specialists, all claiming he is in perfect health, and yet the problem cannot be denied: the boy is simply too skinny.   Jonathan's complicated relationship with his charming but elusive mother does not help matters. As the eldest son, he is privy to the struggles of a fraying marriage in which he, unwittingly, plays a divisive role. As a result, Jonathan is sent to boarding school in Switzerland, where he manages to establish an identity of his own among the child exiles and outcasts that make up the student body. And yet, his father's obsession follows him to Europe, threatening to destroy the space he has painstakingly won for himself.   The Skinny author Jonathan Wells discusses his novel with David St. John.   _______________________________________________   Produced by Maddie Gobbo, Lance Morgan, & Michael Kowaleski. Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang. Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.

Keep Yourself Warm: A Dating, Relationship, and Sex Podcast

In this episode, the gang spans the gamut from anal sex to porn desensitization. After giving an update on their lives over the last couple of weeks, they also break down the new show release schedule. Don't worry, the show isn't going anywhere! It likely will just have new episodes every other Monday instead of every Monday for the foreseeable future. The segments begin with our feelings about anal sex, including a call to Lexi's boyfriend (15:40), times when anal sex is likely to be requested (21:14), why sex taboos are enticing and popular in porn (28:34), and whether or not porn today is desensitizing people to some of these taboo subjects (38:58). Finally, they wrap things up with a news story about a teacher Lexi had in high school (49:08).NEW EPISODES DROP MONDAY MORNINGS!For listener submissions and booking contact keepyourselfwarmpod@gmail.comFind us on Apple PodcastsFind us on SpotifyFind us on Google PodcastsFind us on YouTubeInstagramTwitter

Weather: Storm Front Freaks Podcast
#140 SFFP - Matt Lanza - Warm Fuzzy

Weather: Storm Front Freaks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 61:50


In This Episode Guest: Matt Lanza, Meteorologist and Managing Editor at Space City Weather Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon Lightning Round: What's Bigger Than Texas? 5% Discount at Helicity.co/sff #weatherfools - We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations Funny Weather Memes - We share some funny memes with a weather flavor you'll want to add to your social media collection Reveal of our next guest… Check out our Patreon page for exciting ways to support our podcast and interact with us more! www.patreon.com/stormfrontfreaks Our Guest: Matt Lanza Matt Lanza is the Managing Editor for SpaceCityWeather.com providing forecasts for the Houston metro. Matt is also a forecast meteorologist in Houston's energy sector, and he previously worked as a broadcast meteorologist in Upstate New York. SpaceCityWeather.com Twitter @MattLanza Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon in Richmond, VA on November 6th, 2021.  Register today at midatlanticchasercon.com Get 5% discount at Helicity including Storm Front Freaks Podcast Merch at helicity.co/sff #weatherfools Links: Phil - PA Tornado from Bathroom Window Dina - "Michael Myers" Roams Galveston Beach During Hurricane Cyrena - Ozzy Man Videos of Floods Funny Weather Memes Links: Phil - Don't Think the Heavy Stuff… Dina - Where is the Fall Weather Submit your questions or comments about this show to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com or on our social media accounts and we may read it on our next episode! Twitter: @stromfrontfreak Facebook: @stormfrontfreaks Instagram: @stormfrontfreaks Next Episode will feature another episode in our Women In Chasing series with storm chasers and photographers Jessica Moore and Jenny Hagen. We will be recording LIVE for Patreon.com/stormfrontfreaks members on Thursday 9/30 at 9pmET/8pmCT and available to all on your favorite podcast player the following Sunday. Credits: Opening Music: Brett Epstein Closing Music: Gabe Cox Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues

BASCHAMANIA
The Legendary Bill Jacoutot Joins The Show (My High School Coach!) | Ep. 136

BASCHAMANIA

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 42:47


After running into my high school wrestling coach at Spencerport, Bill Jacoutot - a local legend in Upstate New York, it was a no brainer to have him on the show. The 2008 NHSCA Coach of The Year and current Head Coach at the University of Brockport joins me to talk about his successful coaching career over the past 40 years and we reminisce about my time in high school at Spencerport. This show is packed with both value and entertainment, a must listen for all wrestling fans! This show is brought to you by ATAC! Download the app on the Apple App store today and follow along for the ATAC Pre-Season Wrestling Showdown, where from now until November 30th, 10 of the nation's top college wrestlers including Braxton Amos, David Carr, Trent Hidlay, Seabass, and others will battle it out to see who will out work the rest and be crowned The ATAC Showdown Champion.

Tech Bites
Forge Project: Inaugural Fellowship Program

Tech Bites

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 54:41


Launched in 2021, Forge Project is an initiative to support leaders in culture, education, food security, and land justice. Forge exists as a platform for people and organizations whose crucial work serves the social and cultural landscape of our shared communities through a fellowship program, a teaching farm developed in partnership with Sky High Farm, community support, and a lending art collection. Forge Project's inaugural fellowship program launches this month with a cohort of four. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Heather Bruegl (Oneida / Stockbridge-Munsee), a historian, lecturer, and director of the Forge Project Fellowship and Forge Project Fellow Jasmine Neosh (Menominee), who is working on a field guide to restore knowledge loss surrounding food systems and native plants. Located in Upstate New York, on unceded, traditional, and ancestral lands of the Muh- he-con-ne-ok, Forge Project operates out of a building designed by artist and activist Ai Weiwei. The resources of Forge support organizations in the Hudson Valley, and Indigenous peoples who were displaced by settler colonialism.Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Tech Bites by becoming a member!Tech Bites is Powered by Simplecast.

The Buck Sexton Show
Fauci Is Not Done Harassing You

The Buck Sexton Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 30:16


Fauci says he would support an air travel vaccine mandate, Vax mandate resignation forces a hospital in Upstate New York to pause deliveries, Bush compares 9/11 and "domestic terror,:" and Bill Maher comments on the Black national anthem. Please subscribe to the podcast! And get more exclusive content from Buck at BuckSexton.com. Find Buck on: Twitter @BuckSexton   Facebook @BuckSexton  Instagram @BuckSexton  Email the Podcast: TeamBuck@IHeartMedia.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

JUST REALIZED
Episode #129: Redefining Motherhood & Life with Erin Miller

JUST REALIZED

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 62:04


Mindful Monday Mantra: My health & energy matter.   Join me for today's raw, real and fun conversation on life after motherhood with Erin Miller. Erin is a Leo sun, Scorpio rising, Aquarius moon, Manifesting Generator, Enneagram 4. She holds her master's degree in Counseling Psychology, is the author of Motherhood Stripped, and holds several certifications in different coaching approaches and energetic healing modalities. She is a motherhood mentor who suffered from anxiety and overwhelm early on in motherhood. With her experience and credentials, she guides her clients to learn to heal and manage their own anxiety and overwhelm. Erin teaches through a layered approach called the Layered Growth Method. She also teaches women to become their own intuitive guide leading them to create a dream life that is fully aligned. This is done through the different layers that teach self-care, energetic awareness, boundaries, and more. Erin is teaching women how to let go of strict masculine structure, heal and weave in the divine feminine so they can have complete control over their to-do list and their time... because they'll realize it's about mastering their ENERGY AND FLOW and not time and structure. When Erin isn't working, you'll find her with her two beautiful children, husband of more than a decade, two Irish Setters, and a Siamese cat. They are often getting away to their lake house in Upstate New York where they soak up the lake life. You'll also almost always find her with a book and/or camera in hand. Connect with her  @erinjoyceco    Want more style inspo too! For More Info Go To: https://wwwkatiejuststyled.com   Reach out with styling questions @katieallenstylist

Murder Most Foul
Joel Rifkin: From the Mouth of the Monster

Murder Most Foul

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 55:17


For many of us, that vintage bit from SEINELD is all we know of Joel David Rifkin, who between 1989 and 1993 terrorized NYC and its environs. Rifkin was sentenced to 203 years in prison for the murders of nine women during that time, though he is believed to have killed up to 17 victims in all. Former heavyweight boxer and decorated NYPD cop, Robert Mladinich, joins me today to discuss serial killer Joel Rifkin who he first met when they were college students together at Brockport State College in Upstate New York.

Hudson Mohawk Magazine
HMM 08 - 25 - 21

Hudson Mohawk Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 59:05


Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, We begin with an update from Save the Pine Bush Then, we hear about how local peace activists are reacting to the situation in Afghanistan Later on, we have a segment on Professor Dave Walker teaching students from Uptown Summer about how to take dust samples After that, we talk with Dave Publow about some of Prof. Walker's findings from the Norlite facility in Cohoes Finally, Andrea talked with Jean-Remy Monnay of the Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York about their 2021 Covid summer of Theatre performances

Hudson Mohawk Magazine
"BARBECUE' with Jean Remy Monney

Hudson Mohawk Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 10:03


Jean-Remy Monnay of the Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York talks with HMM's Andrea Cunliffe about their 2021 Covid summer of Theatre performances. Their current production of "Barbecue" is an outdoor performance and his association with Capital Rep opening the season with his production of "Dead & Breathing in Camp Logan” BARBECUE is in the open air at the at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Redidence at 194 Livingston Ave, Albany, running August 27th, 28th and 29 at 6pm. www.blackthearetroupeupstateny.org.

Living the RV Dream with Traveling Robert
Living the RV Dream Episode 205: Upstate New York

Living the RV Dream with Traveling Robert

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021


In this episode we we talk about our adventures in Upstate New York, including Niagara Falls, Buffalo, the Grand Canyon of the wast, among other popular and not so popular destinations. Technology products for your RV http://travelingrobert.com/technorv Some of my gear on Amazon Apparel  https://teespring.com/stores/travelingrobert Original music soundtrack and other merchandise

The 46 of 46 Podcast
93.) Summit Sessions #28: The Superhero 46 with Bethany Garretson and Katie Rhodes

The 46 of 46 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 82:18


This week's Summit Session brings back a couple former podcast guests, Unsupported 46 High Peaks thruhike FKT holder's Bethany Garretson and Katie Rhodes where they discuss Bethany's most recent FKT attempt, this time gunning for the supported FKT of the 46 High Peaks. It's a great story with a lot of laughs along the way. Want to donate to Bethany's Superhero 46 SheJumps mission? SheJumps is a non-profit that increases the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities. Here is the link:https://superhero46forshejumps.causevox.com/If you want to support the show and you enjoy what I do with this podcast head over to www.46of46.com or visit www.46of46store.com to pick up a t-shirt, hoodie, hat, sticker, and more. I appreciate all the support.As always use the promo code "46podcast" to save 15% off your order at www.PureAdirondacks.comPick up some Campfire Blend steeped coffee packs for your next camping trip at www.RecessCoffee.com and save 10% with the promo code "recess46"If you're in the market for a new tent check out www.CruaOutdoors.com

AreWeHereYetPodcast
Shelia Jordan, Jazz Child Pt. 3

AreWeHereYetPodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 29:52


Feeling a bit Stressed? Has the work week gotten to you? Well don't worry, settle on down in The Jazz Room, with Host Joan Watson Jones. This week concludes the three part interview with the ever amazing, Jazz Vocalist Legend that is Shelia Jordan. She invited us to her home in Upstate New York to interview her. She graciously gave us lunch and then we talked for over 40 minutes. What a wonderful treat!

The Swirl Suite
Maiah Johnson Dunn

The Swirl Suite

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 48:34


Maiah Johnson Dunn is an accidental activist based in Upstate New York. She is the founder and host of Chasing Grapeness, a wine pairing dinner series focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in the wine industry. Alongside highlighting DEI, Maiah believes in telling heart-forward stories through her writing, speaking, and consulting, which she can now proudly call her full-time job. The Boston native recently made Rochester her home, where she lives with her husband, dog, and two cats.Follow Maiah: https://www.instagram.com/thisismaiah/?hl=enhttps://www.maiah.com/Sarita's Activity Book:www.vinemeupdc.com/the-bookFollow The Swirl Suite:@SwirlSuitewww.swirlsuite.com Sarita @VineMeUpTanisha @GirlMeetsGlassLeslie @Vino301Glynis @Vino_NoireSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/SwirlSuite. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Captain&Morgan
The Murder of Kristin O'Connell

Captain&Morgan

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 67:34


In 1985, a 20-year-old woman travelled from her home Minnesota to Upstate New York to visit a young man that she met while on Spring Break in Florida a few months earlier. The two had developed a friendship over the months and romantic interests seemed to have been a possibility. On the third day of her trip, she would take a late night walk alone and never return. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/crimepedia/support

Wheels Off with Rhett Miller
Kelly McCartney

Wheels Off with Rhett Miller

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 35:39


This week, Kelly McCartney joins Rhett from Upstate New York to talk about her multifaceted career as a journalist and broadcaster, her show Record Bin Radio and why it's “the dreamiest gig ever,” and why she thinks it's important to trust your gut, while still trusting in the universe. You'll also hear Kelly discuss her time as a personal assistant to Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles, and the various grant funds that she's started including Rainey Day Fund, which provides grants to BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled roots music artists. Kelly McCartney is a music journalist, broadcaster, playwright, and activist born in Louisiana. She's worked a variety of jobs in the music industry ranging from processing copyrights, to booking live shows, to writing album reviews, to serving as an assistant for artists. She has hosted several podcasts, and currently hosts Record Bin Radio on Apple Music. On top of her work in music, she also devotes her time to organizations that help support marginalized artists, including Rainey Day Fund, Color Me Country, and Rosetta Fund.Wheels Off is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and produced by Rhett Miller. Co-produced by Kirsten Cluthe in partnership with Nick Ruffini (Revoice Media). Editing by Justin Thomas. Production Assistance by Matt Bavuso. Music by OLD 97's. Episode artwork by Katherine Boils. Show logo by Tim Skirven. Revisit Season One of Wheels Off with Rosanne Cash, Rob Thomas, Will Forte, Lydia Loveless, Allison Moorer, Ted Leo, Paul F. Tompkins, Jen Kirkman, and more. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also ask Alexa to play it. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

F*ck You, I'm Smarter with Kelly and Lindsey
96. Pop Quiz! - Dueling Road Trips - Part 1

F*ck You, I'm Smarter with Kelly and Lindsey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 58:48


What happens when Kelly and Lindsey go on dueling road trips? They make a pop quiz out of it, of course.  This week Kelly and Lindsey catch up and talk about their summer vacations and quiz each other on different events and topics they experienced while on the road.  They both flew to North Carolina and hung out for one night only and then Lindsey went up and Kelly went down. Up and down, meaning north and south, obvi. Collectively, these two maroons went from Upstate New York to sunny South Florida.  To learn more about senior citizen institutions, dancing the Charleston and how Kelly's mom feels about the beach listen to this week's episode now! Follow the show's Insta: instagram.com/kellyandlindsey/ Follow Kelly: instagram.com/kelly_wallacebarnowl Follow Lindsey: instagram.com/lindseygentile Donate to giveindia.org for urgent covid relief!

Liquid Church Message Video
A Quiet Place | Part 2: At The Movies

Liquid Church Message Video

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 36:59


As part of Liquid Church's annual At The Movies series, in this message Pastor Tim Lucas highlights spiritual themes found throughout the suspense thrillers A Quiet Place Part I and A Quiet Place Part II. While you may be skeptical thinking that thriller movies featuring aliens hunting a family from Upstate New York would be anything but scary... think again! From the family making sacrifices to save a tiny, defenseless baby, to elevating a young woman with a disability and even featuring an ultimate act of sacrificial love, there is so much to find when you watch these movies from a spiritual lense. Don't be mistaken - this is a thriller, so it is an intense movie not suitable for young kids - but the overarching themes of family and faith, hope and sacrifice, and the bravery of risking your life to save people from desperate situations make these movies redemption stories. At The Movies is an annual series by Liquid Church where we explore the truths behind Hollywood's greatest movies and TV shows. Scripture says that Jesus taught in parables, which were short stories that contained spiritual truths. We pray that this fun message series will help you connect to God's word! "This message features short clips from the critically acclaimed films A Quiet Place and A Quiet Place Part II, which were produced by Paramount Pictures and are streaming on Paramount+. No copyright is claimed for A Quiet Place or A Quiet Place II, and we assert that use of the short clips within this sermon is permissible under fair use principles in U.S. copyright law.” At The Movies 2021 Series | Tim Lucas | Liquid Church #AQuietPlace #AQuietPlace2 #Silence #Family #Solitude #TimLucas #LiquidChurch #Christianity #ChristianChurch

Liquid Church
A Quiet Place | Part 2: At The Movies

Liquid Church

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 37:46


As part of Liquid Church's annual At The Movies series, in this message Pastor Tim Lucas highlights spiritual themes found throughout the suspense thrillers A Quiet Place Part I and A Quiet Place Part II. While you may be skeptical thinking that thriller movies featuring aliens hunting a family from Upstate New York would be anything but scary... think again! From the family making sacrifices to save a tiny, defenseless baby, to elevating a young woman with a disability and even featuring an ultimate act of sacrificial love, there is so much to find when you watch these movies from a spiritual lense. Don't be mistaken - this is a thriller, so it is an intense movie not suitable for young kids - but the overarching themes of family and faith, hope and sacrifice, and the bravery of risking your life to save people from desperate situations make these movies redemption stories. At The Movies is an annual series by Liquid Church where we explore the truths behind Hollywood's greatest movies and TV shows. Scripture says that Jesus taught in parables, which were short stories that contained spiritual truths. We pray that this fun message series will help you connect to God's word! "This message features short clips from the critically acclaimed films A Quiet Place and A Quiet Place Part II, which were produced by Paramount Pictures and are streaming on Paramount+. No copyright is claimed for A Quiet Place or A Quiet Place II, and we assert that use of the short clips within this sermon is permissible under fair use principles in U.S. copyright law.” At The Movies 2021 Series | Tim Lucas | Liquid Church #AQuietPlace #AQuietPlace2 #Silence #Family #Solitude #TimLucas #LiquidChurch #Christianity #ChristianChurch

AreWeHereYetPodcast
Shelia Jordan, Jazz Child Pt. 2

AreWeHereYetPodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 29:42


Feeling a bit Stressed? Has the work week gotten to you? Well don't worry, settle on down in The Jazz Room, with Host Joan Watson Jones. This week continues the three part interview with the ever amazing, Jazz Vocalist Legend that is Shelia Jordan. She invited us to her home in Upstate New York to interview her. She graciously gave us lunch and then we talked for over 40 minutes. What a wonderful treat!

Arise With Susan
What's In Your Wallet?

Arise With Susan

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 39:41


How would you like to learn to become better stewards of what God has trusted you with?  How would you like to teach your children to do the same? Today my show is about money!  Your faith is going to be built up today!   My guest today is Marcie Phelps, Marcie lives with her family in Upstate New York and is a student of the Word. Her passion is to encourage and teach Believers to stand in faith and receive the fullness of what Jesus has provided. Marcie is the author and we are going to talk about her book  Generous Kids, How to Raise Financially Responsible Children and How to Open the Storehouses of Heaven”. She teaches parents how to purposefully set their children up for success in finances and “open the storehouses of heaven.” Purchase “Generous Kids” here:  www.marciephelps.com  Facebook Marcie Phelps Instagram MarciephelpsAuthor If you would like to make a donation or partner with Susan Cheatham Ministries go to www.scmfire.org paypal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/111harvest Cash app: $Cashtag $susancheathammin Social media – YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/susanministries Instagram - https://www.youtube.com/user/susanministries facebook : Susan Cheatham Ministries  Twitter: @susanministries

What the Hell Is Wrong with You?
David Britton Bombed

What the Hell Is Wrong with You?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 62:21


David Britton, a hilarious comedian who used to be a regular at the Comedy Attic and currently living in Upstate New York, came all the way from New York to talk in studio with Nolan about the New York Governor Scandal, some comedy shop, and he shares his favorite times eating dick on stage. David Britton has a great album called, "The History of the Universe!" Buy it and enjoy his great comedy musings! Thanks to Adam Riviere for hosting and producing the podcast each week! Thanks to Erica Ann Paul for all your support with photography and graphics! If you give this podcast a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts and tell us why you love the podcast, Nolan will buy you brunch. Limited offer! Tell your friends about the podcast! Share this with the world! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

INGLORIOUS TREKSPERTS
CAPTAIN ON THE BRIDGE: BILL'S 90th BIRTHDAY BLAST!

INGLORIOUS TREKSPERTS

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 69:28


THIS VOYAGE, the Treksperts, MARK A. ALTMAN (showrunner, Pandora, The Librarians, Castle) and DAREN DOCHTERMAN (visual effects supervisor, Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition) talk about Daren's three days of the captain on his recent visit to Ticonderoga, New York where he joined The Official Star Trek Studio Tour with William Shatner. Daren shares his thoughts about spending time with our captain and celebrating his 90th birthday with James Cawley and the Star Trek Tour gang in Upstate New York on the bridge of the Enterprise. It's a heartfelt look at a weekend Daren (and you!) won't soon forget. **See the Treksperts LIVE IN VEGAS as we bring you INGLORIOUS TREKSPERTS LIVE: VIVA LAS VEGAS edition on FRIDAY, AUGUST 13th at the Rio Hotel & Suites as Creation's Star Trek 55 year blow-out. For more information, visit creationent.com. We'll be there. Will you??* New episodes of INGLORIOUS TREKSPERTS available every Friday. And don't miss our in-depth curated episode audio commentaries on TREKSPERTS BRIEFING ROOM every week wherever you listen to podcasts. This week, DAVID GERROLD joins guest hosts LISA KLINK and PETER HOLMSTROM to talk about the only love money can buy. Only on Treksperts Briefing Room. Learn all that is learnable about Star Trek in Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross' THE FIFTY-YEAR MISSION, available in hardcover, paperback, digital and audio from St. Maritn's Press. And if you're a James Bond fan, don't miss NOBODY DOES IT BETTER, in hardcover, paperback, digital and audio from Forge Books. And don't miss SECRETS OF THE FORCE, the definitive unauthorized, uncensored oral history of STAR WARS, now available in hardcover, digital and audio!! Follow Inglorious Treksperts and Treksperts Briefing Room at @inglorioustrek on Twitter, Facebook and at @inglorioustreksperts on Instagram. #StarTrek #TOS #TAS #TNG #DS9 #VOY #ENT #DISCO #PICARD #LLAP #comics #IDW #Marvel #DC #GoldKey #Discovery #Superman #STTMP #StarWars #CaptainPike #StrangeNewWorlds #55YearTour #auditions #casting #ST55 #StarTrek55 During the pandemic, we are still recording remotely and not in the studio. As a result, the quality of the audio may not be up to our usual high standards. We trust you will nursemaid us through these difficulties. Please stay healthy and safe... and keep on Trekkin' - ingloriously, of course!

AreWeHereYetPodcast
The Jazz Room: Shelia Jordan, Pt. 1

AreWeHereYetPodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 29:24


Feeling a bit Stressed? Has the work week gotten to you? Well don't worry, settle on down in The Jazz Room, with Host Joan Watson Jones. This week marks the start of the three part interview with the ever amazing, Jazz Vocalist Legend that is Shelia Jordan. She invited us to her home in Upstate New York to interview her. She graciously gave us lunch and then we talked for over 40 minutes. What a wonderful treat!

Two Bland Gays ™
TBG #22 - Summertime and the Livin's Sleazy

Two Bland Gays ™

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 58:24


It's Summertime, baby! The gays are taking a break from being beach bums to share their thoughts on having fun in the sun! Kevin shares stories from family vacations past, Justin vacates a poop filled pool, and the boys take a trip down waterslide memory lane. Have a stress free summer with some amazing savings! Go to https://paramountplus.qflm.net/TBG and start your 7 Day FREE trail of Paramount+! Hundreds of Shows, Movies and Exclusive Content, available anywhere!Go to https://instacart.oloiyb.net/TBG and get FREE SHIPPING on your first Instacart order of $35 or more! Never go to the grocery store again!Enjoyed this episode? Don't forget to share with your pals and follow us on Instagram @TwoBlandGays

Hell Bent For Metal
#39 – "I'm Banned From Upstate New York Because My Act Is Too Gay"

Hell Bent For Metal

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 67:26


Tom talks to Abi Vasquez, singer for UK black metallers Underdark, who tells her experience of being out as trans in extreme metal, and how different areas of the scene deal with it differently – and offers some hope for the way metal is headed for the LGBT+ community.Matt chats to Peter Angelo, metalhead, amateur strongman, and comedian, where they also talk about his experiences of being out in the metal scene of New England, and how it's quite different to being out in comedy. He explains how he went down brilliantly with a biker gang, but got banned from upstate New York for being "too gay".Plus the Hate Crew Gaybar jukebox has just one addition this week, with both hosts uniting behind Mortal Coil by Dödsrit.

Eat The Rich
Patreon Ep 070 - Dwight's Bites: The Anti-Rent War Teaser

Eat The Rich

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 7:38


This week, we do a little vintage Dwight's Bites, in which Dwight discusses the end of the eviction moratorium, the delta variant and the failures of the Biden administration's vaccination plan, and some climate dread. Then, Dwight recounts the Anti-Rent War, a tenants' revolt in Upstate New York against their feudal landlords in the 1800's! patreon.com/eattherich

Eat The Rich
Patreon Ep 070 - Dwight's Bites: The Anti-Rent War Teaser

Eat The Rich

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 7:38


This week, we do a little vintage Dwight's Bites, in which Dwight discusses the end of the eviction moratorium, the delta variant and the failures of the Biden administration's vaccination plan, and some climate dread. Then, Dwight recounts the Anti-Rent War, a tenants' revolt in Upstate New York against their feudal landlords in the 1800's! patreon.com/eattherich

TIME's The Brief
Column: Young Gymnasts Are Taught That Their Bodies Are Not Their Own. Simone Biles Refused to Accept That... and More Stories

TIME's The Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 23:43


Included in this episode: 1. Column: Young Gymnasts Are Taught That Their Bodies Are Not Their Own. Simone Biles Refused to Accept That 2. After Its Deployment in Upstate New York, Residents Raise Concerns Over Gun Violence Task Force 3. How the Lethargic U.S. Women's Soccer Team Can Save Its Olympic Dreams 4. Airfare Prices Are Rising Again. Here's How to Save on Upcoming Travel .

Everything Theater Podcast
Actors' Equity

Everything Theater Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 61:58


Actors' Equity Association just announced their new Open Access Policy, allowing anyone who has worked in professional theatre to join the Union immediately. We have brought together a fantastic panel of Union and Non-Union artists to discuss the Open Access Policy and the benefits and drawbacks of joining the Union. Our guests include Sue Caputo (Equity Representative), Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill (Producing Artistic Director at Capital Repertory Theatre), Jean-Remy Monnay (Artistic Director at Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York), and Tony Pallone (Equity Actor and reporter).

TIME's Top Stories
After Its Deployment in Upstate New York, Residents Raise Concerns Over Gun Violence Task Force

TIME's Top Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 5:22


In the midst of nationwide calls to move away from age-old police tactics towards incorporating more community-led responses to gun violence, one U.S. Attorney's decision to form a task force—with the goal of taking "proactive" measures to address gun violence in two cities in New York—has drawn criticism from local residents. James P. Kennedy Jr., U.S.

Movement Guidance
Kurtis Sprung

Movement Guidance

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 33:34


This week on Movement Guidance we have Kurtis Sprung! Born in Upstate New York, he has worked in both the concert dance industry as well as the commercial industry.  He has performed with companies such as Phoenix Ballet, Embodiment Collective, The Bad Boys of Dance, and he was the lead character of Cirque Du Soleil's “The Beatles LOVE.” You may also recognize him from season three of World Of Dance. He has also performed with Neil Patrick Harris, Jewel, Nicole Scherzinger, and Ray Parker Jr. Additionally, you can catch him teaching across the country on JUMP and Radix Dance Convention.    Don't forget to follow us on Instagram: @movementguidance

UnWineding
Episode 38: Heather LaVine

UnWineding

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 53:54


The owner of Golden Hour Wine, a natural wine boutique in Orlando's Baldwin Park neighborhood, talks about her decision to leave her thriving wine and hospitality group in Upstate New York and start a new life as part of Central Florida's wine community.

Totally Oral Podcast
Soaking with Thomas Elliott

Totally Oral Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 51:35


Thomas Elliott joins us to discuss what it is like being married to the esteemed lecturer and clinician, Dr Erin Elliott, and gives tips for both successful parenting and properly supporting a spouse.  Listen to the journey that takes him to such places as Upstate New York, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Cornhusker State and finally to the tip of the Gem State.  Find out the one obstacle that prevented him from touching kids the same way Robin Williams did in Dead Poets Society.  Russell tells us about the time he did ayahuasca with what he thought was a shaman but ended up being a PTA meeting.

Creative Principles
Ep297 - Rachel Dickinson, Author ‘Falconer on the Edge' & ‘The Notorious Reno Gang'

Creative Principles

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 34:33


Rachel Dickinson writes about travel, history, bits of science, and anything else that interests her from her home in perpetually cloudy Upstate New York. One non-fiction book took her to the wilds of Southern Indiana to research ‘The Notorious Reno Gang,' an account of the world's first train robbers. In ‘Falconer on the Edge,' she followed a hardcore falconer through a hunting season in Wyoming. In this interview, Rachel talks about pitching to editors, advice that transformed her writing, researching historical non-fiction versus first-person non-fiction, structuring books, the value of “lost time,” and how to work with agents to discover marketable ideas. If it's your first time listening, make sure to subscribe and visit my new website for information on the YouTube channel, the blog, this podcast, and my new book ‘Ink by the Barrel' which takes advice from these 200+ interviews at the link below… Follow us on Instagram: @creativeprinciples If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It only takes about 60-seconds and it really helps convince some of the hard-to-get guests to sit down and have a chat (simply scroll to the bottom on your iTunes Podcast app and click “Write Review"). Enjoy the show!

American Innovations
Fracking | Land Grab | 2

American Innovations

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 40:10


By the early 2000s, fracking was seen as the most promising new energy industry technology in decades. And when a Penn State geologist discovered that the shale field sitting under Pennsylvania and Upstate New York held over 50 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, the race was on to bring fracking to the Northeast. But in the rush to frack the new field, accidents began to happen, making locals question just how safe this new technique really was.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and ad free, and access exclusive seasons of American Innovations with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/innovations.Support us by supporting our sponsors!ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ziprecruiter.com/ai.Monday.com - Visit monday.com/podcast for your FREE two-week trial.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Pushing The Limits
Train Your Mind to Be an Ultimate Warrior with Mark Divine

Pushing The Limits

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 86:04


Imagine yourself standing smack in the middle of a busy city. You'd get dizzy just by looking at how fast people go about their daily lives. Everyone is so hyperactive and absorbed in getting things done. Amid all the chaos, we forget to take a pause, be still and breathe.  Remember, we can only evolve into our best selves if we take a moment and be present. And no one knows this more than the ultimate warrior, Mark Divine. He joins us in this episode to share his experiences in the military and how meditation helped him develop inner strength. Mark also teaches us how to use positive internal dialogue in visualising and attracting victory.  If you want to know more about the benefits of meditation through the experience of an ultimate warrior, then this episode is for you.   Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health program, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. You can also join their free live webinar on epigenetics.   Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching.   Health Optimisation and Life Coaching If you are struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world, then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity, or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, then contact us at support@lisatamati.com.   Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again, but I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books.   Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful, third party tested, NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health   My  ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection.   Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:  Find out Mark's experience with meditation and how this made him into an ultimate warrior. Discover how a positive internal dialogue can train your brain to be focused. Know about recapitulation and how it can help in dealing with traumas.   Episode Highlights [05:34] Mark's Background Mark's experiences with his father forged his mental toughness and resilience. This laid the foundation for him to be an ultimate warrior. He grew up boating, hiking, and running trails through the mountains. Athletics was his escape, but he wasn't able to think about his future.  When Mark left college, he was fortunate enough to get a job in a big accounting firm; this allowed him to go to a top business school.  Despite school and work, Mark was determined to continue his athletic career. He then became interested in Seido karate. Meditation made him realise that he wasn't following his true path.  [15:13] Becoming an Ultimate Warrior Mark came across a Navy recruitment centre, saw their poster, and applied to be a SEAL. Mark graduated with his entire boat crew. He was number 1 in his class.   Mark credits this achievement to meditation training and the team building activities that compelled you to tame your ego. [19:59] The Importance of Meditation and Yoga Mark meditated and trained in yoga every day in the war zone. He felt stronger and more confident.  Yoga is the oldest science of mental and personal development.  Mark learned that training one's physical, mental, emotional, intuitional, and spiritual aspects mean you can access more of yourself and your potential. Yoga, in a sense, is integration; it is coming back to who we are and being whole.  Listen to the full episode to learn how Mark got into yoga and how this contributed to him becoming an ultimate warrior. [26:33] The Importance of Emotional Strength In SEAL training, most of those who quit were physically strong but lacked the emotional strength to handle extreme moments of crisis and doubt. The person subconsciously created the injury to quit.  Mark tried to be flexible and didn't let anything bother him during SEAL training.  Mark trains SEALs by teaching the Big Four: box breathing, positive internal dialogue, visualisation, and micro-goals.  [35:19] Examining Your Internal Dialogue Meditation is a critical part of examining one's internal dialogue.  How you talk to yourself has an incredible impact on your energy and motivation.  The term 'feeding the fear wolf' means to allow negative dialogue, imagery, and emotions to control and weaken you.  Positive thoughts, or ‘feeding the courage wolf', creates a higher vibration, bringing in more energy and access to creativity.  Controlling your breathing and adding a positive mantra can be very transformative; it helps you develop concentration and increase productivity.  [41:33] Imagining Victory Our belief systems are made out of statements that may or may not be true.  Pay attention to your thoughts and make them positive. Know that you are competent.  Although you may not feel it yet, continue meditating to get rid of that negative side.   When you understand your capabilities, you can project them into the future and have an image of your success.  When positive thoughts overcome negative ones, you can see your true self more clearly, and powerful thoughts start to spread.  [46:10] The Zen Process Meditation is challenging, especially for active people. We have to disconnect from various distractions and be still.  You can't evolve if you are constantly active; the only way to go inward is to slow down and be quiet.  The first step in meditation practice is box breathing. It releases stress and brings brain-body balance.  In the second step, the box pattern turns into concentration practice. The mantra is also added to train concentration and attention.  The third step allows you to put less energy into concentration and observe yourself from a witness perspective.  [53:00] The Importance of Doing Emotional Work Doing emotional work is the foundation of meditation.  Without this, you don't get the full benefits of meditation. Meditation requires patience.  The process is different for everyone.  [55:44] Going into the Witness Perspective In this part of the process, you empty your mind and allow any thought streams to come in. You experience a metacognitive split here.  You see the thoughts that come up from a perspective that's separate from them.  Through this, you realise you're not your thoughts and emotions. And so, you have the power to change your story. When you visualise from the witness perspective, you see what your spirit wants you to see. You realise your true purpose.  If you do this every day, you attract the future that's right for you, and you feel connected to the world. Through this, you eventually gain enlightenment. [01:02:43] How Meditation Can Help Athletes Meditation supports total health. Through it, you'll become more healthy, strong, and motivated. Awakened athletes and warriors who serve the world can change it. Athletes can do so because they are emotionally balanced. [01:05:25] What Is Recapitulation? Recapitulation is where we use imagery to go back into our past, relive traumatic events, recontextualise them, and forgive.  It is to see yourself forgiving your younger self and changing the image and energy associated with your traumas.  Awareness and identification of traumatic events is the first step to the recapitulation.  Recapitulation can be used to go back and overcome big traumas and to make sure you are not dragging past regrets.  Recapitulation then becomes a daily practice of letting go of regrets and resentments. Listen to the full episode and hear some examples of this!  [01:18:28] How to Be a Good Leader Show up as the best version of yourself. Be humble, authentic, trustworthy, courageous, and respectful.  It takes time to develop those qualities and work on them with your team.  Listen to the full episode to know how Mark does leadership training in his programs!   Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron!  Harness the power of NAD and NMN for anti-aging and longevity with NMN Bio.  Listen to other Pushing the Limits episodes: #183: Sirtuins and NAD Supplements for Longevity with Dr Elena Seranova #189: Understanding Autophagy and Increasing Your Longevity with Dr Elena Seranova #199: Episode with Dr Don Wood Connect with Mark: Website | Instagram  The Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine Bedros Keulian on Learning How to “Man Up” How to Deal with Trauma with Dr Don Wood Check out these books by Mark Divine!  Staring Down the Wolf  Unbeatable Mind  8 Weeks to SEALFIT The Way of the SEAL  KOKORO Yoga Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda 2021 Unbeatable Challenge   7 Powerful Quotes from This Episode ‘It was about physical, it was about mental, it was about emotional, it was about intuitional and spiritual aspects of our being. In that, I learned that if you train those together, then you will integrate, you'll become whole again.' ‘Human beings have not learned to be whole, and they don't recognise that we're all interconnected. And every one of our thoughts, every one of our emotions, every one of our actions has an implication or impact on the whole.' ‘How you talk to yourself has an incredible impact on your energy and your motivation. Literally, we use the terminology “feeding the courage wolf” versus “feeding the fear wolf.' ‘Understanding your capability as a human being, the potential that you have, the power that we have, you can then project that into the future and say, “What does victory look like for me?”' ‘I think that there's two reasons we're on this planet. One is to evolve to become the best version, highest and best version of yourself in this lifetime. The second is to align with our calling or our purpose.' ‘Ultimately, we create our own reality. It's all basically, it's all experienced with [the] mind. So that's powerful.' ‘You can do anything, one at a time.'   About Mark Mark Divine grew up in Upstate New York. He has a degree in economics from Colgate University and an MBA from NYU. He is a New York Times best-selling author, leadership expert, entrepreneur, motivational speaker.  Mark is also a retired U.S. Navy SEAL Commander. He spent nine years on active duty and 11 as a Reserve. With 20 years in service, he served in over 45 countries. During his time in the military, Mark created a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL trainees. Because of his success, he decided to start SEALFIT. This fitness company aims to prepare civilians for the physical and emotional demands of a SEAL-like lifestyle.  Mark knows the value of emotional strength in transforming lives. With this in mind, he published Unbeatable Mind in 2011, which includes an at-home study program. Mark also has several other entrepreneurial endeavours and books in his name. He's also the host of the Unbeatable Mind podcast. With all these ventures, Mark's ultimate aim is to create more resources to improve the lives of everyone he meets.  If you want to know more about Mark and his work, check out his website and Instagram.     Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can be motivated to be their real selves through meditation. Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa   Full Transcript Of The Podcast Welcome to Pushing the Limits, the show that helps you reach your full potential. With your host Lisa Tamati, brought to you by lisatamati.com. Lisa Tamati: Well, hey everyone, Lisa Tamati here. Fantastic to have you back at Pushing the Limits this week. Now I have a wonderful man who I've followed for a number of years. He's one of my heroes, I was a little bit of a fangirl in this interview I have to admit. But it was pretty crazy. I have Commander Mark Divine on the show. Mark is an ex-Navy SEAL. He was a Commander in the Navy Seal. He was there for 20 years, and he was a fantastic leader. He was deployed in over 45 countries around the world. He also trains, trains a lot of the SEALs who are going into BUD/S training. He was number one on his course when he went through BUD/S, and that's saying something. That's nine months of hell on earth, so if you get through that, you've got to be pretty cool, and to be number one in the end of the whole 190 that went on, that's pretty amazing.  He's the author of a number of books: Staring Down the Wolf, Unbeatable Mind, and SEALFIT, and runs a number of multi-million dollar companies. As a leadership consultant, he trains, not only does he train the military, he helps people prepare for SEAL training. He also now runs through his innovative SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind training systems. Kokoro crucible is one of his programs. He shares the same secrets with entrepreneurs, executives, and teams through his book and through his book, and through his speaking, and through his award-winning podcast. He has his own, and I have the privilege of being on that one shortly. He runs world-renowned leadership and team events. Wonderful man to talk to, someone that I really, really look up to and respect. His discipline that he brings to everything that he does is quite amazing. So I hope you enjoy the show. Before we go, I just want to remind you to check out our epigenetics program, if you haven't already. Head over to lisatamati.com and hit the work with us button, and find out about our Peak Epigenetics program. This is all about understanding your genetics, and how to optimise them for your best performance. So everything from food, to exercise, what types of exercise to do, what times of the day you should be training, what times of the day you should be eating, and how often. What type of diet is right for you, right down to the nitty gritty. You know, eat almonds, don't eat cashew nuts, right specific to your genetics, so to speak. It also looks at your whole mood and behavior, what makes you tick, why do you think the way you do, what areas you may have problems with, your predispositions.  That's not to be all deterministic, and negative, that's all to be like this is what you're dealing with, and this is how we can hit things off at the pass. This is a really life-changing program, and we're really proud to bring it to you. We've been doing it for a number of years now. We've taken hundreds of people through this program, and we work with corporate teams. So if you're out there and you have a corporate team that might be interested in doing either this or our boost camp program, which is all about upgrading and learning all about how to manage stress, how to reduce the effects of stress, and be more resilient and bring a higher performance to your game, then please reach out to us. Go over to lisatamati.com. and check out all the programs that we have here.  Just a reminder too, I have a new book out called Relentless: How a Mother and Daughter Defied the Odds. If you've listened to this podcast for a while, you would hear me harp on about my amazing mum and the journey that we've been on back from a massive aneurysm that left her at the age of 74 with hardly any higher function, and a prognosis that said she would never ever do anything again. And they were very, very wrong. So I want to share this book, I want to share the story, because it's a very empowering story. So if you haven't read the book Relentless, I really encourage you to go and do that. I'm really keen to get this out there because this will empower and change lives, and already has, so make sure you read Relentless. Right, over to the show with Commander Mark Divine. Hi everyone, Lisa Tamati here. I'm super, super excited. I'm jumping out of my skin, I can't sit still. I have one of my great heroes that I've followed for such a long time, so I'm a little bit, being a bit of a fangirl right now. But I'm sure I'll calm down in a minute or two. Commander Mark Divine is with us. He has such a huge history. You are known, really, as the warrior man, Unbeatable Mind, SEALFIT. You've done a heck of a lot in your life. Mark, it's just, I can't wait to share some of your insights, because what you do and what you've done is just absolutely amazing. So, welcome to Pushing the Limits. Can you give us a little bit of background, Mark, on where you come from and what you've done and how you've, just to give us a little bit of, because you, obviously you've been in the SEALs, you're a commander in the SEALs, you're a trained SEAL. So let's start there. Let you come to it. Mark Divine: Oh, my God, where to start? Lisa: Maybe childhood. Mark: I was born at a very young age in a very small town in upstate New York, a province of the United States. I'll try to keep this short because sometimes I have a few run-on sentences. Go like 40 minutes, right? We don't want that to happen. That's when we have a good time. So yeah, I was a pretty normal kid growing up, running around the woods of upstate New York, crazy family, lots of alcohol and anger. The belt would come out pretty much every other night. My brother and I would literally just provoke my father just to do it, because we stopped taking him seriously after a while. In that regard, I feel pretty fortunate that my young spirit was like, ‘You can't break me'. I realise now that we all choose our parents, let's just say, from a spiritual perspective, I certainly believe that. For certain experiences, and for a while I played the victim, woe is me.  But now I look back and thank God, that really forged my mental toughness and resiliency. I had to unpack some crap from that, obviously, but it made me a Navy SEAL warrior, right? When I went through Navy SEAL training, you could not hurt me, because nothing was compared to my dad. Anyway, so that's a little aside. Upstate New York had a really— it's beautiful. I've been to your country in New Zealand. It's just absolutely gorgeous. I feel the same way about America in certain places, the much bigger. New York is one of those areas that, 6 million acres of unfettered, protected land in northern New York called the Adirondack Mountains, and that was my playground. And our summer home was on the west shore of a lake called Lake Placid where the Olympics were, you're probably familiar with that.  Lisa: Yeah.  Mark: There was no road access to my house. There was no TV, no internet. Still, there's finally internet after but no TV, and we would have to take a boat to get there. And so I grew up with boats and I grew up hiking in the Adirondacks and a lot of time alone in the wilderness, which is one of the reasons I became kind of an endurance athlete. I know you're an endurance lady. Because I was comfortable, being alone. I was comfortable running the trails in the mountains, and I used to have a friend, we would run up Whiteface Mountain, which is at the base or the foot of Lake Placid. Not a huge mountain, it's 4,000 feet, but you know it took a couple hours. If you're going to hike up there it takes a few hours. For us to run up there, took us 45 minutes. People used to think we were crazy. When we got to the top we would wrap our ankles and our knees and we would play tag on the way down. The trails are steep and just rocks and ruts and roots. It's amazing we didn't kill ourselves.  So that was my like early childhood upbringing, nature being in the woods and in the water were my solace away from the family dynamics. That led me to be a competitive athlete in high school, 12 varsity letters and then into college, I was recruited for swimming and I became a competitive rower. And then I started triathlon. So, I was an athlete, but the athletics really was my escape and kind of my grounding rod, like it is for so many athletes, right? When I— then I wasn't sure what was going to happen. I didn't really spend a lot of time in my youth thinking about my future, I kind of accepted a lot of the stories for my family that I was going to go back and be part of the family business. That business was really the place that Divines go, you know, we don't go into the military, we don't go into academia, we don't do those things. So anyways, it's as your listeners are hearing this, they're probably like, ‘Yep, check.' Lisa: They may have done that. Mark: That's the norm, right? That's not, I wasn't off, but it's certainly not what I teach today, right? Because, right, I think if we're— if we don't follow our passion and find our calling in life, then we're going to have discomfort later on, and discomfort is going to lead to existential crisis. So I was very fortunate, incredibly fortunate that when I left college, I got a job with a big accounting firm, consulting accounting firm called Coopers and Lybrand, which became accountant, became— Lisa: You were an accountant. I mean, that makes me laugh, really. Mark: I was an accountant. Lisa: I was on the way to being an accountant too. So because of what my dad wanted, and I'm about as far from an accountant, as you can get, you know.  Mark: I was too. Lisa: That's a good story. Mark: But I stuck with it long enough to become a certified public accountant, I had to pass the exam.  Lisa: I didn't. Mark: I got my— I tell you what, I would rather go back to BUD/S Navy SEAL training than try that darn exam again. That told me something right there. But you know, it is a great opportunity. Because here I am, you know, I got a degree from a pretty good university called Colgate. But I didn't really have any skills. And so this job opportunity gave me and sent me to a top business school in the United States called NYU, New York University. So I got my MBA in finance, and I became a certified public accountant for four years. I got to work on a lot of different companies as a consultant and auditor. So I saw a lot. But, so that was kind of formative, in a sense, like, I learned a lot. What was probably more formative, or more substantial for me was, once I got into that suit and tie, and I was working eight hours a day, mind you, they allowed me to work only 8 or 10 hours a day. Most people in those scenarios work 15 to 20. But because they were sponsoring this small group of us to go to business school at night, they had to let us off, and then we would go to school full-time during the summer, and just come in on Fridays. It was a really cool program. So I was working 8 to 10 hours a day, going to school at night. And it's— I was an athlete, right? And I was like, ‘How am I going to, how am I going to stay as an athlete?' Right? Most people don't. Because you know, in the corporate world, and I was like, ‘I've got to, I've got to continue my athletic career.' And so I would get up really early in the morning and go for a six mile run. And then at lunchtime when all my peers would go have a beer or martini and lunch, I would go to the gym and do like this, what I now know is a high intensity functional workout, which back then nobody talked about. Because I had to go fast, and I was wanting to do a lot of different variety, and I had to be in and out of there in 45 minutes. And then after, they let me go at five o'clock in the afternoon, and my first class wasn't till 7:30. So I'm looking at that saying, ‘Look, I got two and a half hours. I could do some training here.' So one night, I wasn't sure what I was going to do. But one night, I was walking down 23rd Street, I was living on 22nd in Manhattan, and I heard these screams coming out of this building. And I stopped and I looked up and I was standing under the flag of the World Seido Karate Headquarters.  ‘Oh, interesting. Maybe it's a martial art.' And I had been intrigued with the martial arts. But in Upstate New York, that just wasn't much. There's nothing as a matter of fact, in my time, and so I didn't really get a chance to study anything. So I went in there and I was floored. I was stunned by what I saw. It was an incredible art. This was the headquarters of a worldwide art called seido, they had three or 400,000 students. And the Grand Master, the founder was on the center of the floor, this Japanese man, 10th degree black belt, looked like a frickin' tank. And he was, his name was Nakamura, and he became my mentor, my first real mentor. Yeah. Now what's interesting, he says it wasn't really the karate that changed me. It was the zen training. And he is one of the few masters who kept the old ways of training the mind and the body and the spirit, and understood that they all had to be in balance, and they all were part of the package of developing these corrupted, these trainees.  I loved the zen part, and there was a zen class we had every Thursday night for an hour, we would sit on that little wooden zazen bench. And honestly, this studio is the headquarter, had well over a thousand students. There were ten of us in this class, most of them black belts, and I was a white belt, and I was like, ‘Where is everyone else?' I didn't get it. And then there wasn't a lot of understanding or talk about meditation back then. But boy, I did this thing to do meditation. I had all the usual kind of resistance to it, and my monkey mind going all over the place and wondering if it really worked. I trusted Nakamura and the way he acted and presented himself as a character, just who he was, was so different than any other human I've ever seen or experienced. And I was like, ‘There's got to be something to this, right?' So I stuck with it. And it literally changed almost every aspect of who I was and how I saw the world and what I perceived to be my calling and my purpose in life. And it was sitting on that bench that I realised that I was going down the wrong path with this MBA, CPA, working in the corporate world. Even if I went back to the family business, it just wasn't what I was meant to do. That was the first time in my life that I allowed myself to examine my core story that said, this is who I am, and to recognise it was built on a lie. Lisa: Yeah. And you weren't following your true path. Mark: I wasn't following my true path. But my true path wasn't exactly laid out for me, in those meditation sessions. It was more like the archetypal energy in the arc of my life was shown to me and that that art was to be a warrior, and then it would lead somewhere else that wasn't quite clear to me, but the warrior part was very strong. And it didn't— I didn't get messages while I was meditating, saying, ‘You're going to be a Navy SEAL.' What I got was ‘warrior' and, ‘You're going down the wrong path with this business stuff.' It was when I finally started to accept that, that I learned about the Navy SEALs, right. Remember, this is 1987, 88, there was no TV shows and movies, no famous names.  Lisa: They weren't famous back then.  Mark: Nobody knew them. In fact, the few people that did know them were like, crazy guys. So I— one day, I was walking home from work, and I came across a Navy recruiting station. I didn't even know it was that but I saw a poster in the window. I took a double take of this poster. I was like, well, the title of that poster was, ‘Be Someone Special'. And it had Navy SEALs doing really cool shit. Jumping out of airplanes, yeah, blocking out little mini submarines, sneaking through the water. It's just so cool for me. I just sat there kind of transfixed, looking at that, and I didn't say anything about the SEALs. They said, US Navy, and I was, ‘Huh, interesting.' So I went back and I talked to the recruiters so what, ‘Who are those people in that poster?' They said, ‘Oh, they're crazy Navy SEALs. You don't want to do that.' I said, ‘Yeah, I do. Tell me more.' So long story short. I started that whole CPA, MBA bullshit, 1985. In November of 1989, I got my black belt, I got my MBA, I got my CPA and I was on a bus. I was on a bus to Officer Candidate School. Lisa: That was the next mission. Mark: On to the next mission. I wandered away from, I walked away from probably what would today's dollars be $200,000 salary to get paid $500 a month?  Lisa: Wow. That takes— Mark: For heading off as a candidate. Lisa: That takes courage. That alone takes courage. Mark: But I didn't question that. You know, I knew it. I knew this is the right path. And when I got to SEAL training, what we called BUD/S, basic underwater demolition SEAL training. Man, I felt like I was home, and there was no way that they were going to get me to quit. I mean, other people said this, but I said this very clearly: ‘You have to kill me to get me out of here.' And I don't think they can legally do that. Although they sure do try. Lisa: It can get pretty close. Mark: It can get pretty close, yeah. I sailed through SEAL training. We had 185 in my class, hardcore, awesome guys. And 19 of us graduated. I graduated number one in my class and my entire team, my boat crew that we trained together from day one, graduated with me.  Lisa: Wow.  Mark: So there's something about that meditation training, Nakamura and the skills, and the values on team building and taking my eyes off myself and putting them on others, the taming of the ego, it really allowed me to help lead my team to success, right? We made it about the team and not about me, and everyone else was about them. And they— the team's, the instructors are, their job is to select the next crop of teammates that they will go to war with.  Lisa: Yeah.  Mark: So what they're looking for is not who's the toughest guy, not who's the best athlete—  Lisa: Not the coolest, yeah.  Mark: Yeah, exactly, not the best looking whatever. It's, ‘Are you a great teammate? Are you gonna have my back?' So that's something that I guess I demonstrated.  Lisa: Wow, that's a brilliant intro into your background. What fascinates me with you too is that you like— you know, because the SEALs are known for being hard asses. I mean, you know they are hard people, they have been through tough stuff, they go through tough stuff every single day that you're out there. But you've got this meditation side, you do a heck of a lot of yoga. You do, you talk about authenticity, and I know you don't like the word vulnerability, but you're quite, you're open about the stuff. That's quite the opposite of most, in the training that you get. I suppose this comes from Nakamura being your master, that he taught you that very early on, they're sort of the both sides of the coin.  I get that question quite a lot, too. When they— when people read what I've done and achieved and so on, they're like, ‘Wow, you must be a super hard ass.' And then they meet you and realise that you're actually very vulnerable or cry a lot. I'm very full of mistakes and problems and stuff that I'm working on at all times. But the difference is, I think, that you embrace both sides. And that you are always in pursuit of excellence, and you're always improving, and you're always developing. And I found that a really interesting combination in someone who's so physically tough and mentally tough to have had both sides. Was that a hard thing in the beginning with the SEALs? Mark: I think you're right. I did learn that initially from Nakamura and so every day, you know, I was so committed. Every day I would stretch and I would do my breathing practices and my visualisation while I was going through SEAL training. Every day in the SEALs, I do some version of that. It was you know, it's difficult for a military operator to keep a daily dedicated practice going if you're up 24 hours a day, and you're in combat. Honestly, when I went to Iraq and combat, I meditated and trained yoga every single day. And it had a profound effect on me, right? In the war zone, all my teammates are just getting frayed at the edges, and I felt strong and confident, and I knew I was going to survive, because I did, I had that vision. I was going to be home with my child, you know, my wife and son.  So it came first from Nakamura, and then I started into yoga. It's not my career, it's important people know, I did plus-20 years in the Navy SEAL, but about nine years active duty and 11 years reserve. So as reserve, so nine years after I joined, even while I was on active duty, I started to get into yoga. But when I got off active duty I had more time. I went full on in, and that was because— actually it is a blessing in disguise. I was living in San Diego and there was no seido karate out here. Otherwise I would have gotten back into seido karate. So first I got into something called goju karate, I got a black belt there. It was very similar to seido but it lacked the spirit and like the mental, the meditation, so I didn't really stick with that. And then I got into ninjutsu, thinking ninjutsu might be a little bit more spiritual. I really liked the teacher but he was a horrible business guy, so right on the cusp of getting my black belt, he shut his school down and ran out of money.  And then I found yoga kind of about the same time as ninjitsu. But I didn't really understand it until I read Patanjali's yoga sutras and also Paramahansa Yogananda's autobiography yoga. And those just absolutely shattered my paradigm of what was possible and what yoga was, as the oldest science of mental and personal development. So I fully went into yoga and I ended up getting 700 hours of certifications and started my own yoga program and wrote a book about it eventually, but, and started teaching it to SEALs. And so all this I was still a SEAL officer. Because I didn't retire from the SEALs in 2011, but I was able to do all this and build a business that started to teach Navy SEALs everything I would have been learning. And that's called SEALFIT. That was the business that everything I've been learning and applying in my own life, right? And this was this integrated model of development. It started with Nakamura where it wasn't just about the physical. It was about physical, it was about mental, it was about emotional, it was about intuitional and spiritual aspects of our being. In that, I learned that if you train those together, then you will integrate, you'll become whole again. What that means is you'll become more, you have access to more of yourself. You have to put more potential. You can maintain peak performance, you can serve more profoundly, you can do more, you've got way more energy, way more enthusiasm, way more motivation, way more peace of mind, way more clarity.  It's extraordinary. In a sense, it's like coming back to who we are. That's why I call it integration. In fact, the word ‘yoga' means union or integration, and so does is zen, believe it or not. Those practices and traditions are really all about becoming whole as a human again, as opposed to fragments and separate, separate from yourself and separated from others. So I stumbled upon this, and created my own path or my own model. And then when I had started to teach it to SEALs and special operators, and other military operators, a ton of people, even from New Zealand, some of your listeners might have been to my training. Then I started to recognise that, ‘Wow, this is necessary in our culture.' Because most Westerners have no connection to this, this way of living of, taking care of the internal while you are working in the external, the yin and the yang, the balance between being and doing, becoming whole again, so you can do your work from a whole perspective as opposed to a fragmented, separated self. Which leads to suboptimal results, at a minimum, in at least a flat out crisis or destruction at the maximum level. And that's, we're seeing that both in from the investment in violence, military build-up, conflict, as well as environmental degradation is because human beings have not learned to be whole, and they don't recognise that we're all interconnected. And every one of our thoughts, every one of our emotions, every one of our actions has an implication or impact on the whole. Lisa: Yep. This is really good. Because I think, we live our lives very much in the doing. We're busy all day, we're busy with a billion million things, we're running businesses, we're— we've got families and so on. And it's really hard to find that stillness. And I know that even as an athlete who, I think for years, I was just headed through the wall, you know, taking— Mark: Most people are, that's how they learn, until they hit the wall, right?  Lisa: Yeah, no, I hit the wall a couple of dozen times before, because I was a bit thick. I didn't wake up, said, ‘Hang on, this stuff isn't working anymore.' And it works when you're 20. And it works when you're 25. And it works when you're 30. And but when you start hitting your 40s, and you're still smashing the crap out of your body, and you're not really not refilling the tank, and you're not re-examining what the hell are you doing, I think that's when the wheel started, when the wheel started to fall off for me. And I'm like, ‘Hang on a minute, this— why isn't my body doing like, it wasn't what it was supposed to do?' And when you've grown up, though, with that expectation of, you have to be tough, you have to be hard. And I grew up different to you. But I had a dad who was very, he was an awesome father, but he was a hard ass. And he expected you to be tough and mentally tough, physically tough. He didn't really tolerate a lot of weakness or sickness or anything like that. And he was an amazing dad, but he pushed really hard. And that sort of makes you think, well, you have to be hard all the time. And then when you break down, then it's you being weak. Instead of looking at the whole picture, and quieting the mind and doing these things like meditation was for me. Yeah, I know, I hear it's really important, but I can't sit still. I need it twice as much. Mark: Yeah, well, there's a reason for that. It'd be fun to talk about. But think about, when I reflect back, and my SEAL training and all these other guys were trying to be hard, and they had the same thinking, because America has a real soft side to it. But there's a lot of freakin' warriors in America. And we have that same kind of what your dad's talking about. Gotta be hard. Like, there's no room for weakness. It's got to be tough. You think about the metaphor, the guys who quit were just bad asses. Yeah, why did they quit? They quit because they didn't— they lacked the emotional strength to understand what was happening to them in their either most extreme moments of crisis or moments of just doubt, right? And then they're like, so they let uncertainty in, let doubt creep in and corrupt their decision making and then, one mistake leads to an injury we call, quinjury. And you've probably seen this in endurance athletes' is when all of a sudden the injury kind of crops up and then the person's out. And then really, reality is they created that injury to quit.  Lisa: Yeah, because they wanted a way out.  Mark: Because they wanted a way out. It's very subconscious. It's not prepared. It's not preparing properly. It's not recovering properly. It's not understanding that this is a long game and getting your ego out of the way. Lisa: It used to prop up for me every— before any big race, that in the week ahead of that race, I would get sick. And I would, I'm sure that that was my subconscious trying to stop me do it. Mark: Yeah, I've given you an out, right. And so— Lisa: You've got a cold, you've got the flu. Mark: Think about the metaphor between, if you got a tsunami coming, like, consider tsunami a metaphor for a crisis, or a big challenge, like BUD/S or a 50 mile or 100 mile race or something like that. There's a tsunami coming. Would you rather be a mighty oak facing that tsunami, or would you rather be like a reed?  Lisa: A reed, definitely. Mark: Yeah, if so, when I went to SEAL training, I tried to be the reed, right? I tried to be really flexible. I didn't let anything bother me. You know, structures would come up and, during Hell Week for us, which week seven back then. But now it's more like week three or four, seven days non-stop training around the clock, no sleep. Everyone's heard about that. Like a day, Thursday, like the day before, we're over it most of it, we're down to 60, 35, maybe 45 or 50, actually, in our class from 185 already. And instructor evil comes over and he's like, ‘Mark, I don't like you, I'm gonna make you quit.' And in my mind, I was like, ‘Good luck.' And I even think I started— Lisa: That confidence! Mark: I don't know, it was just my spiritual strength saying, ‘No, you're not going to get me to quit, you can't.' And so I actually was challenging him in my mind, and it must come through on my face. And he goes, ‘I'm gonna wipe that smirk right out that effing face.' And he just made me start doing 8-count bodybuilders, which are like a burpee, basically. And I remember in my mind thinking, ‘Okay, all right. Let's do this.' Right? All I got to do is one 8-count bodybuilder at a time, until he gets tired. Lisa: Until he gets tired. Mark: Exactly! So that's what I did. I just did one. I just want, did one 8-count bodybuilder. And then I just did one 8-count bodybuilder. And then I just did one 8-count bodybuilder. And when we got up to like— Lisa: You broke him. Mark: 800.  Lisa: Holy heck.  Mark: Which is nothing, right? I did 24 hours of burpees last, a couple of years ago, as part of our challenge. We did, check this out: we did 22 million burpees as a tribe to raise money for veterans. And part of that was to break a world record where our six-person team, you would love this, three men and three women, we did 36,000 burpees in 24 hours, so I did 7,500 or something like that. So 700 is nothing. Back then I didn't know if it was going to be 700 or 7,000 or 70,000. But he got bored, and he walked away at about 700, and I have to say, that worked. That's a good strategy.  Lisa: What about the burning in the muscles and the exhaustion and the running out of glycogen—  Mark: You can do anything, one at a time.  Lisa: Wow.  Mark: It's just like in a race, I'm sure you get to a point where all you have to do all you are saying to yourself is, ‘Just one more step.'  Lisa: One more step. Yep, absolutely.  Mark: Same thing. We call them micro goals. And so we teach— I started teaching these to SEALs, and the best guys already did this. But now we teach it, the SEALs are teaching what I call the Big Four. And they're teaching box breathing for controlling their stress, they're teaching positive internal dialogue, and mantras. And they're teaching visualisation, visualise every event and visualise what the end state looks like for you and then visualise the mission and whatnot. And then micro goals. Like go to BUD/S thinking about eight months of training, you go to BUD/S thinking about, ‘What do I got to do today to win this?' And then when today gets hard, you just collapse. ‘What do I need to do to win this evolution or event that I'm in?' And then when that gets harder, you know, it's like, ‘What do I got to do to get to the next five minutes?' Anytime you quit, or you have the thought, ‘Well, this sucks. I think I want to quit.' You just say, ‘Well, let me just push through to another— let me just push through another five minutes.' Or, ‘Let me just get to that berm up there,' if it's a run, or Log-Pt could go on forever. ‘Let me just finish this evolution, then I'll make a decision.' And so you just keep kicking the can down the road of the pain and the quit decision and the suffering and eventually the suffering goes away, because that's a temporary state. Lisa: And this is like that you just dropped so much golden inside of two minutes. Take a couple of those because these are things that I've took me 20 years to learn. Mark: Play it back in slow motion. Lisa: You know, like this. That's how that's how I break down. You know, every mess of the like, I remember and my listeners have heard me tell the story. But I ran 2,250 kilometers from New Zealand for charity.  Mark: Wow. Good for you. Holy cow.  Lisa: Yeah, no, it's like, but I've been so busy in the build-up doing— I've been at other races around the world, done Badwater in the States, just come back from that, just launched a book and then I'm standing at the start line. I've been so busy in the thing that I actually hadn't thought about actually running the— because I was just like, ‘Yeah, I got everything, sweet.' And then I'm starting at the start line and I just had a panic attack, like the first real big panic attack. And I'm not, because you're staring down the barrel of this—  Mark: Like, holy shit, this is too high to climb. What the heck have I done? Lisa: What the frick was I thinking? And I went home, we had media, we had all my crew and everybody there and I just went away behind the one of the cars and got my mum, my mummy ‘cuz she's my safe place, went to my mummy and I just bawled my eyes out. And said, ‘Mum I can't do this, I don't know what the frick I was thinking. I can't, and there's no way out.' And mum's just like, ‘Hey,' as she hugged me, as mums do. And she said, ‘You don't need to do 2,250 today. All I want you to focus on is that little box up there,' you know, that was a couple of hundred meters up the road. ‘That's what you got to do right now. And then you're going to, you're going to get through to lunchtime, and then you're gonna have lunch. And then we're going to get through to this and that.'  She just broke it down into pieces, and she took all of that load that I was just like, ‘Oh my God, this is huge,' and she broke it into one step at a time, basically. And that was some of the greatest learnings that I've taken away for every event that I've done when— and there have been times when I've broken and I've just crashed on the ground. I don't know how to get up and people have come along and they've got me up and walked me through the next few steps. Or the next— and that has gotten you over that hump, you know? And I just wait, you know, that's so much gold, right there, what you've just said. I think if we can do that in daily life so when we're faced with some big scary thing coming at us, how do I just get through this moment? And we're very— if you can get through these impulses, you know, like there's 30 seconds, through the 30 seconds almost, sometimes you can get to a place where you can cope again. And then you can sort of get back up. Mark: And this goes back to like the internal dialogue. Most people don't examine their internal dialogue. And this is where meditation is so critical. And you can also consider, like running or swimming or biking, endurance sports generally, are also very good for examining internal dialogue, because you're going to meet resistance. How you talk to yourself has an incredible impact on your energy and your motivation. Literally, we use the terminology ‘feeding the courage wolf' versus ‘feeding the fear wolf'. Feeding fear is allowing negative dialogue and negative imagery and negative emotions to kind of run the rule the roost of your psychology, and that weakens you. Negative thoughts demonstrably weaken you as a human being.  Lisa: Yeah, because—  Mark: They're gonna not just weaken your motivation but literally musculature-wise you get weaker, and that's been proven through kinesiology. So positive thoughts create a higher vibration, which bring more energy, more access to more creativity and motivation. And so you got to train positive thoughts. That's what I mean by feeding the courage wolf. And the more you feed the courage wolf by training positive mantras and positive thoughts, then the more you starve the fear wolf until he goes away, until he just doesn't have the food anymore. And those patterns dry up and blow away. So I created a bunch of positive mantras that I would say in the SEAL training, and they're still with me today.  As soon as I start a hard workout, they kick back in. ‘Feeling good, I'm looking good, ought to be in Hollywood. Feeling good, I'm looking good, ought to be in Hollywood. I can get out of me in Hollywood. I've got this easy day, piece of cake. Boo yeah, hey, got this. Easy day, piece of cake. Boo yeah, hey.' And then I'll synchronise that with my breathing. So, hardcore, run three steps and inhale 1, 2, 3, ‘I've got this. Easy day. Piece of cake.' Exhale 1, 2, 3. Right.  Lisa: And the rhythm is good too, hey. Mark: Yeah, exactly. So I was synchronising those before, the big four. The first skill I said, box breathing, it's really breath control. Running, anything you're doing, always breathing through your nose as best as possible, and controlling the breathing and creating a nice rhythmic pattern with the breathing. It's going to be different depending upon what you're doing. If you're lifting weights, gonna be one thing, if you're running another, swimming another. Swimming creates its own little breathing patterns, because head in the water versus out of the water. But just starting there, controlling your breathing and adding a positive mantra, or a positive internal statement that's linked to the breath is transformative. Not only does it keep you in the game athletically or whatever, but when you do this during your regular day, day in and day out, you're training your mind to be really positive and to be very concentrated. So you're developing concentration power. So you're turning your mind from like a scattered floodlight, which is flickering on and off, the monkey mind, to a very, very concentrated laser beam that you can point that laser beam on anything, any task, any project, and it deeply improves your productivity, the ability to get things done, you know, significantly.  Lisa: Wow.  Just interrupting the program briefly to let you know that we have a new Patron program for the podcast. Now, if you enjoy Pushing the Limits, if you get great value out of it, we would love you to come and join our Patron membership program. We've been doing this now for five and a half years and we need your help to keep it on air. It's been a public service free for everybody, and we want to keep it that way. But to do that we need like-minded souls who are on this mission with us to help us out. So if you're interested in becoming a patron for Pushing the Limits podcast, then check out everything on www.patron.lisatamati.com. That's P-A-T-R-O-N dot lisatamati.com. We have two Patron levels to choose from. You can do it for as little as $7 a month, New Zealand, or $15 a month if you really want to support us. So we are grateful if you do. There are so many membership benefits you're going to get if you join us. Everything from workbooks for all the podcasts, the strength guide for runners, the power to vote on future episodes, webinars that we're going to be holding, all of my documentaries and much, much more. So check out all the details: patron.lisatamati.com. And thanks very much for joining us. Mark: And then the imagery, right, the imagery. Well, let me backup. The other thing that that process of paying attention to the quality of your thoughts and changing them to positive thoughts, and increasing your concentration power, as you start to look at the dialogue too, in your head. What is actually going on? And you recognise that typically what's going on in your head is a series of statements that are also based upon belief systems, but it can be framed as questions. When people say, ‘I don't think I can do this,' what they're really saying is, ‘Am I worthy? Am I competent?'  We can begin to recognise that our belief systems are based upon questions and statements that may or may not be true. And so you want to take a look at the ones that are questionable, especially if they have a negative quality, and say, ‘Is that true?' And you realise, ‘It's not true. I am worthy. I am competent.' Now, I may not feel that yet. But the more I tell myself that and the more I can see that in myself, and the more that I meditate and actually feel into my worthiness and my confidence, and the more I work to eradicate the emotional side or shadow that may have, be tied to related to that — for me, it was because of the childhood abuse, I kind of felt a little unworthiness and whatnot, even though I was capable as a SEAL, it's still kind of plagued me for a while, until I had to stare down that wolf of fear and be like, ‘Yeah, that's all bullshit. That's just a story that I'm holding on to and I was able to release all that energy and feel that worthiness now.' Then that leads to a whole nother set of questions, which are extraordinarily empowering, right. So when I— understanding your capability as a human being, the potential that you have, the power that we have, you can then project that into the future and say, ‘What does victory look like for me?' Right? ‘If I'm going to run this 2,000 meter, or 2,000 kilometer race, and I'm going to raise money for charity, what is that for? What's my ‘why'? And what does victory look like?'  You get a clear sense of what victory looks like. And then you can even do that with the micro parts. So you chunked it down into 100 kilometer segments, let's just say. What does victory look like for that segment for the next five days? What does it look like for today? What does it look like— this is, in a sense, what your mom was doing, but she was doing it from the other way around. What does it look like for the next six hours? What does it look like for the next three hours? You get a clear picture because you're asking the right questions, and you're winning in your mind before you step foot into the battlefield. So asking really powerful questions like, what does victory look like? Who is on my team? Who's got my back? Why am I doing this? How is it related to my purpose in my life? These are the questions that we start asking, because now we've drowned out the negative incessant chatter, which is just holding us back and distracting us. We've created this space, and I use the metaphor still water pond. We've taken our mind and we've created it instead of this choppy, you know, bouncing all over the place, turbulent thought stream, largely negative, we've calmed down. And it's now this still water, and on this still water, you can look at it, you can really see a reflection clearly. So that's kind of a nice thing, you get to see your true self more clearly, but also, what you drop into that water in terms of the thought is going to ripple out and affect everything. So you end up dropping thought seeds that are really powerful, instead of chaotic and negative. Lisa: Because there's this whole, these automatic negative thoughts and if we think about how we evolved that was there for our survival. Because we needed to be aware of dangers and things in our environment, so we were always looking for the bad thing that was going to come at us. But in our world now, where we just, we have this constant chatter in our head. And it's, you know, I've certainly dealt with this for a long time, and I and I fought against the whole sitting still thing, and focusing inwards. Because it's very unpleasant, when you having— when you want to move, you just want to move. Give me a hard ass workout, any day, over meditation, you know, because it's just like this energy, this agitation, but that's why I need to do it. So that I can break through that piece of the puzzle. And then you can tap into strengths that you didn't know you had, and quietness, and then you start to really reflect and like, for me, it has only really been, even in the last few months where I've been— My dad passed away, and it was one hell of a battle for his life. And I, yeah, it was a real— I was fighting against the system. And it was a mess of battle. It's all good when you win, but it's also good when you don't win. And so this one, just been— I was a bit of an existential crisis after that, because I'd lost this battle for my dad, who I loved dearly. And it made me go inward. It made me start to really question some of the biggest things because you start realising that life's short, shorter than I think it's gonna be. You want to understand why, and then going inside and doing some deep work and doing some trauma work and doing all that sort of hard stuff has been great. There's always good that comes out of shit. You never ever want to go through things like that, but when you do, you can always turn them into something, a learning curve of some sort. And having that, I was listening to you with Bedros Keulian, who's also is another one that I— Mark: Yeah, he's an awesome guy. Lisa: Yeah, he's just a rock star. in you, when you were talking about how you went through the zen process where you were, for a start, you started meditating, but you're just learning to quiet the mind. And then after a few months, that became then mindfulness. Where you're starting to observe yourself from outside in splitting the mind or somehow you put this and you're actually observing yourself as this higher self, if you like. Can you explain that a little bit? And how does that— Mark: Yeah, so glad you brought that up. Because I wanted to talk about that. Because you're right. It's— meditation is hard, especially for active people, which everybody, everybody listening, everybody in the Western world is pretty much hyperactive. Yep, that's what we're taught; it's reality. Like, ‘Go, go, go. Do, do, do.' We get over-committed. Now we have, you know, constant distraction with our iPhones and social media, and it's just gonna get worse, worse, worse. Wait until we get plugged in with a neural link, you know, like, wow. So we got to push back against that. The only way to push back against that is to disconnect from all that and to sit still, or stand still, or take a walk. But don't do anything, right. Don't do it for a goal. Don't do it to check it off a box. Don't do it to be the best meditator you know. Lisa: Tick that box.  Mark: It doesn't work, right? Lisa: That was what I was going to— Max: There's no goals here. Right? It's about becoming still, getting that clarity and this still water mind back, if you ever had it, but we had it when we were kids, of course, but in a different sense. So that you can evolve. You know, let me start there. I think that there's two reasons we're on this planet. One is to evolve to become the best version, highest and best version of yourself in this lifetime. The second is to align with our calling or our purpose. And those two really kind of go hand-in-hand or hand-in-glove. You can't evolve if you're constantly doing. You actually will stay stuck. You'll keep getting your ass handed to you. You'll keep suffering. You'll keep feeling victimised. And you'll keep looking outward for the solutions. And you'll keep blaming other people, or society, or taxes, or the government, or God. Lisa: A lot of fingers are turned. Mark: The answers lie within, right? And so the only way to go inward is to slow down and just be quiet. Right? So it's imperative. Now, why do most people fail? A) Because everything I've just talked about, they haven't been taught this. And B) because they're body mind, their body brain is very, very agitated. It's amped up because you've been taking all this stress on throughout your life. So what I teach is that the first step in meditation practice isn't mindfulness. It isn't a mantra practice. It's just a box breathe, which is a pattern breathe, five-count in, five-count hold, and five-count out, five-count hold, or four, or three, if you have trouble with that. And just let that nostril breathing in that massaging that the vagus nerve, stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system. And it's bleeding off stress and bringing your body brain back into my balance.  Lisa: Yep.  Mark: When your body brain is back into balance, your brain is going to experience that as a lower frequency rate. Lower frequency means fewer thoughts, right? If you're in gamma, it's like tick-tick, popcorn brain. But if you're in alpha, like listening to beautiful music, classical music, or you're maybe doing some journaling, your mind stops racing. It starts to get into— Lisa: A lovely alpha state of focus.  Mark: Yeah, and so the box breathing practice trains your mind to get back into alpha, trains your body to de-stress, and you do this. It might take you months, usually about three months. I— my clients have this extraordinary calming that comes over them. And they're already changed. But this is, you know, just the preparatory work, right? This also, for those who are working on their physical structure in their health and their weight, this also has enormous benefits because you begin to feel a lot better. And you begin, you know, you're starting to breathe in that life force again. You're getting more oxygen with every breath, and you're retraining the breathing patterns so this becomes your more natural state. If you, let me just pause here, if you train for 20 minutes a day, have a five-count box breath, that's three breaths per minute, over time, and might take a year or more, you're gonna eventually settle into a natural breath pattern of six breaths per minute, which is now proven to the optimal. Lisa: Exactly.  Mark: I've been doing this for years, I never knew that, it just settled out there to where six breaths per minute through the nose was standard for me, or a standard, and that's what will happen to you.  Lisa: Yep.  Mark: Yeah. But those are full breaths, full exhales, getting all the toxins out there.  Lisa: Basically the exhale. Mark: It's enormously beneficial for your body, and everything starts to come back into balance: you start losing weight, you start eating better. Because you want to eat better, you start sleeping b

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Connections with Evan Dawson
Connections: What you need to know about the LDD moth infestation

Connections with Evan Dawson

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 52:03


If you've recently seen unseasonably barren trees or trees covered in caterpillars, it's likely due to the recent infestation of Lymantria Dispar Dispar -- or LDD -- moths in Upstate New York. You may know them by their more common name, gypsy moths, prior to the push to change it due to the reference to a culturally offensive slur. The state DEC says the population of the moths this spring is the highest it has been in about three decades. The invasive caterpillars munch on leaves and shower their excrement at a rate that some say sounds like rain. Homeowners are concerned about the long term health of their trees, and representatives in the local tourism industry worry about what the infestation could mean for places like the Finger Lakes. An uptick in a virus that kills the moths could curb the invasion, but in the meantime, what should property owners do? This hour, we're joined by experts who tell us what we need to know about the infestation of LDD moths. Our guests: Marci Muller

The Racer X Podcast Network
Racer X Read Out: "Fort Unadilla"

The Racer X Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 18:03


For 15 years, Upstate New York's Unadilla served as the eastern outpost of the USA-versus-Europe war for global motocross supremacy. We look back at the 250cc U.S. Grand Prix of Motocross battles that made 'Dilla an American motocross legend. Davey Coombs reads his feature "Fort Unadilla" from the September 2021 issue of Racer X magazine. For more from DC, Jason Weigandt, Steve Matthes, and the rest of the Racer X crew, subscribe to Racer X. Racer X Read Out is brought to you by Renthal.

The Hiker Podcast | Day Hiking, Backpacking, Thru Hiking
Monica and Ian of C.S.Instant Coffee | The Hiker Podcast S2E24

The Hiker Podcast | Day Hiking, Backpacking, Thru Hiking

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 43:42


This week I'm excited to talk with the co founders of C.S Instant Coffee, Monica & Ian. Monica and Ian are the co-founders of CS Instant Coffee. CS was created by a love of simplicity, coffee, and being outside. Monica grew up in a small town in Ohio. She recently biked solo across the USA. Ian was born in Upstate New York and spent most of his youth outside in the great outdoors of New England. Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast! Send Andy a Postcard from the trail! The Hiker Podcast 1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406 Medford, OR 97504 We'd like to thank our sponsors: CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast'. Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie, Ava, Annette and our newest Patreon Patron Maggie for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER! Music licensed through musicbed.com. Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William- https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

Tenfold More Wicked
Russell Maines: The Notorious Harris Family Murders

Tenfold More Wicked

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 42:59


Former journalist Russell Maines takes us back to Upstate New York in 1989 when someone brutalized and murdered a mother, father and two children, and then set their home on fire just days before Christmas. An innocent person might have been sent to prison while the killer might have gotten away with murder.   Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson/producer Alexis Amorosi/sound designer Andrew Eapen/composer Curtis Heath/web designer Ilsa Brink/additional research Ella Middleton  Subscribe to my newsletter: tenfoldmorewicked.com  Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com  If you have suggestions for historical crimes that could use some attention, email me: info@tenfoldmorewicked.com  Follow me on social: @tenfoldmore (Twitter) / @tenfoldmorewicked (Facebook and Instagram)  2021 All Rights Reserved  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.