Jud Brewer MD PhD (“Dr. Jud”) is a New York Times best-selling author and thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined over 25 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in Behavioral and Social Sciences and Psychiatry at the Schools of Public Health & Medicine at Brown University. He is also the executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare Inc. and a research affiliate at MIT. A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety. He has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and real-time fMRI and EEG neurofeedback. He has trained US Olympic athletes and coaches, foreign government ministers, and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, TED (4th most viewed talk of 2016, with 17+ Million views), the New York Times, Time magazine (top 100 new health discoveries of 2013), Forbes, BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera (documentary about his research), Businessweek and others. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, among others. Dr. Brewer founded MindSciences (which merged with Sharcecare Inc. in 2020) to move his discoveries of clinical evidence behind mindfulness for anxiety, eating, smoking and other behavior change into the hands of consumers (see www.drjud.com for more information). He is the author of The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017) and the New York Times best-seller, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind (Avery/Penguin Random House, 2021). Follow him on twitter @judbrewer.
We spend a little time discussing Jimmy's 60th Birthday today; Canada and US Olympic hockey teams unveil their new jerseys this week, Aaron Rodgers claims he has "COVID Toe."
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Sean and guest co-host Max Bultman take a look at the NHL standings. 80 percent of teams that are in playoff spots on Thanksgiving, end up making the playoffs. Sean and Max take a look at what teams currently in playoff spots will falter and make way for three teams currently out of the playoff picture. The boys discuss the merits of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, Anaheim Ducks, NY Rangers, NY Islanders Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers as they all vie for playoff position. Josh Yohe, the Penguins beat writer for the Athletic joins Gentille and Bultman to provide an update on the Pens who went 3-0 in Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg, led by Tristan Jarry who gave up 1 goal in 9 periods. Plus, the guys touch on the Pens unsung heroes led by Teddy Blueger, Danton Heinen and Brock McGinn and the latest on the Penguins sale to Fenway sports group. In Two cents, Max and Sean wonder if Jack Campbell can make the US Olympic team as the third netminder, and if Quebec City really is in line for a relocated franchise as the premiere of the province recently intimated, or is he just looking for votes in the next election?
In episode 112, I spoke with elite runner Abdihakim “Abdi” Abdirahman. With a Olympic trials marathon time of 2:10:03, Abdirahman earned his place on the US Olympic team for the fifth time. He was 43 then, which not only made him the elder statesman on the 2020 US Olympic marathon team, but the oldest American runner ever to qualify for an Olympic marathon. Aged 44, Abdirahman is also the oldest American runner to make an Olympic team. In this conversation we spoke about: Questions from the audience; Diversity in running and changes he'd like to see; Marathon training tips; What motivates him and what keeps him running; What he'd like to do when he stops competing as an elite athlete; Shoutout to his training partner with Sir Mo Farah; His reflection on the Tokyo Olympic Marathon; How he views failure; Discusses his new book Abdi's World: The Black Cactus on Life, Running, and Fun; What's next post Olympics; What he'd like to see for the future of running; Plus so much more. You can follow him on Instagram @abdiruns Photo by Kevin C. Cod ————————————————————— Thank you to my patreons your help pays for editing, equipment and much more. If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content. https://www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support
Colby Armstrong stops by to reflect on Dion Phaneuf's time with the Leafs and the possibility of Dion being involved with the organization post-retirement, before touching on the Leafs' win over the Preds, questions he has about Toronto, Nick Ritchie struggling to find his way, and the potential for Jack Campbell to make the US Olympic team (1:08). Next, James Sharman discusses Cyle Larin's two-goal performance for Team Canada vs. Mexico and where he ranks all-time amongst the top Canadian players on the men's side, how those in the international soccer community might view the icy, wintery conditions in Edmonton, his confidence level in Canada qualifying for the World Cup, and the team's depth (29:28).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
Blake, Ailish and Justin Cuthbert chat about the Leafs' five-game winning streak, Petr Mrázek's injury, and the team's stars driving the office during this stretch (1:53). Next, Sportsnet's Luke Fox touches on Jack Campbell's play, his candidacy to make the US Olympic team, whether we'll see Michael Hutchinson in action with Mrázek out, contract negotiations […]
I'm delighted to welcome Dr Erin Ayala to the podcast this week. Erin is a Licensed Psychologist, a certified Mental Performance Consultant and is listed as a licensed mental health provider on the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee's Mental Health Register. What I love about Erin's perspective is that it's holistic: she recognises that daily life, health and athletic performance are intertwined and inseparable from one another. When she's not at work, Erin is also an endurance athlete (having completed 9 marathons and 1 Ironman) and these days is focused on life as an elite cyclist. On top of that, she recently co-founded a cycling team called Stamina Racing Collective which prioritises people who would traditionally struggle to find a home in cycling (especially, black, indigenous, people of colour and non-binary and trans athletes) In this conversation, we discuss the power of values, the difficult decisions she had made based on those values and her surprising definition of self-care. Get the full show notes for the episode here. — Visit the Sparta Chicks Radio website here Follow Sparta Chicks Radio on Facebook: facebook.com/SpartaChicks Follow Erin on Instagram: @erineayala
Kate Grace is a middle-distance track athlete running faster than ever later in her career. She is a new Boulder resident and member of Team Boss. In this episode we talk about: -being a part of Team Boss -not taking yourself too seriously -turning off from running -the Boulder bubble -handling disappointment at the US Olympic trials -Kate Grace's summer revenge tour -staying in the moment -the flaws of perfectionism and holding running too tight -the dark side of peak performance -relationships and mentors -coaching conversations -the pursuit of progress and continual improvement -living with integrity and staying true to yourself -playing tag to running pro -technology breaks and social media sheep -not over-sharing and feeling misunderstood -role modelling healthy, sustainable habits on and off the run Thank you to Tracksmith for their support of For the Long Run Podcast. Tracksmith is a Boston-based running apparel brand, born from a desire to celebrate both the history and the evolving culture of running. Tracksmith recently released their fall collection, which was designed to celebrate the seasonal shifts as we find our rhythm this fall. I have been loving their van cortland long sleeve, which pairs well with the Allston half tights on a brisk fall day. Imagine a world where running injuries don't exist and every runner stays healthy. That's the world I want to live in and that's exactly the world Recover Athletics wants to make happen. Recover is the first prehab app for runners. It instantly generates custom prehab programs made up of strength, plyometric, and mobility exercises to help you loosen tight muscles, get stronger, and run your best. Their team designed it with top physicians and marathoners like Meb Keflezighi. It's guaranteed to make you a stronger and more injury-proof runner. If you want to fix your aches and pains, get stronger, and set PRs, go to the app store right now and download the Recover Athletics app today I'm proud to partner with Tracksmith, and they're going to donate 5% of your order value to the Michael J Fox Foundation for all orders, and you'll also get free shipping. The Michael J Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure and helping those living with Parkinsons. Both of my grandfathers have or had Parkinsons, and I'm grateful of Tracksmith's support for something so personal. Visit Tracksmith.com/forthelongrun to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders that start from that page will contribute towards this donation (or use code FORTHELONGRUN)! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support
Jeff and Elliotte give their takeaways from Mark Chipman and Kevin Chelvedayoff's press conference (0:05). They then take a look at the Canucks' OT win over the Rangers and Thatcher Demko's incredible play, before touching on John Gibson's performance against the Devils, the US Olympic goaltending battle, and whether playing in Arizona will hurt Jacob […]
What are chakras? How do I balance my chakras? What does balancing chakras even mean?! As the knowledge and teachings of chakras become more and more widespread, so do the questions - which is amazing!! Learning about Chakras with the intention of becoming more deeply connected to your innermost self is incredible, and this episode of the Whimsy + Wellness Podcast is a perfect starting point on your journey to understanding the Chakra system! Today's guest, Cristi Christensen is a former elite-level gymnast and platform diver, she was training with the US Olympic diving team when a back injury ended her career and dream of being an Olympian at just 24. On her own personal healing journey Cristi discovered the chakra system, the knowledge and practices helped her so much she couldn't help but share with others. She is now a global wellness and embodiment coach and author of her new book: Chakra Rituals: Awakening The Wild Woman Within. Cristi is on the show today to teach us: What chakras areHow chakras can be beneficialHow to get your chakras balanced and in alignmentWhat it looks and feels like when each chakra is out of balance and more! If you have ever wondered what chakras are, how to get in deeper touch with your body and spirit, and how to embrace and step into vulnerability, this episode is for you!! GRAB YOUR CHAKRA CRYSTAL INFUSED ESSENTIAL OIL ROLLER BOTTLES HERE Oh and pssst!! Get 10% off at Whimsy + Wellness by using the code: PODCAST on your next order! Connect with Cristi: Instagram: @cristi_christensen Cristi's book: Chakra Rituals: Awakening The Wild Woman Within Episode Resources: Episode 31: Navigating Change and Transformation with Resilience and Self-Compassion with Dr. Maya ShankarChakra Crystal Essential Oil Roller Bottles Set of 7 Sponsors: Get up to $40 off your box of Daily Harvest when you use our code WHIMSY at checkout! Let's stay in touch! Follow us on Instagram: @WhimsyandWellness and @WhimsyandWellnessPodcast Subscribe on: Apple and Spotify Thank you so much for tuning into this episode of the Whimsy & Wellness Podcast brought to you by Whimsy & Wellness and hosted by Meg Ryan. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review - even just a short sentence is so helpful & greatly appreciated!! Music & Editing by Taylor Ryan.
You're listening to the Westerly Sun's podcast, where we talk about the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more. First, a bit of Rhode Island trivia. Today's trivia is brought to you by Perennial. Perennial's new plant-based drink “Daily Gut & Brain” is a blend of easily digestible nutrients crafted for gut and brain health. A convenient mini-meal, Daily Gut & Brain” is available now at the CVS Pharmacy in Wakefield. Now, some trivia. Did you know that Rhode Island native, Paul Francois Guay is a retired professional ice hockey player who played for the Flyers, the Kings, the Bruins, and the Islanders? Paul played for the 1984 US Olympic team and scored one goal with the team. He is now a captain in the Pawtucket Fire Department. Next, an event that you should know about… Tonight from 7 to 11pm the Westerly Armory is holding a Halloween ball. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Wear a costume! See you there! Next, Are you interested in a new opportunity? Look no further, we're here again with another new job listing. Today's posting comes from the City of Norwich. They're looking for 911 Emergency Dispatchers and your responsibility will be to handle and keep accurate communications of calls made to the emergency system. Pay starts at $51,000 per year. If you're interested, you can read more and apply by using the link in our episode description. https://www.indeed.com/jobs?l=Westerly%2C%20RI&mna=5&aceid&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpf2IBhDkARIsAGVo0D2S3gEb-328GyRpBuTTeeKPdn3-klOh0KYAsfete6MEZmI5S4qTg-4aAnQkEALw_wcB&vjk=c91650dde4931e5f Today we're remembering the life of Margaret Mary Clark. Margaret was born in Pawtucket in 1931. She married the love of her life, Jerry Clark in 1949 and they had two children together. Margaret's favorite work was as a Direct Support Professional at the Frank Olean Center. She was awarded the OSARR Direct Support Professional Award in 2003 and was proud of the fact that she worked until she was 75 years old. In addition to her daughter, she leaves behind 5 grandchildren, as well as 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved granddaughter, Kayla Rae Cher-kas-Clark of Longmeadow, MA. Margaret's family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the devoted staff at the Westerly Health Center for their exemplary, compassionate care over the past six years, as well as to the St. Andrew Lutheran Church Care Team who visited her regularly. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Andrew Church, 15 East Beach Rd., Charlestown, RI at 11:00 am on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. A private burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Frank Olean Center, 93 Airport Rd., Westerly, RI. 02891. For online condolences, please go to Lastly, remember that reporting the local news is an important part of what it means to live here. Head over to Westerlysun.com and help us tell the stories of our community each and every day. Digital access starts at just 50 cents a day and makes all the difference in the world. That's it for today, we'll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode, we were joined by US Olympic Sailor, Lara Dallman-Weiss. This podcast is packed with awareness found through growth, success, and struggle. In our conversation, Harvey and Brian get to learn all about the art of sailing, the bond of the Olympic family, and how Lara keeps her body and mind sharp to compete against the best in the world. We also got to hear about the mental challenges that she and many Olympians face before and after competing for their country. One thing that sticks out is Lara's ability to dream. A common thread amongst many great achievers is the way they conceptualize achievement. Lara knew as a young girl that she wanted to be an Olympian, and she didn't care what sport or how she got there. The end goal was clear, but the route didn't have to be concrete or conventional. Hear more about this and much more depth about the internal mental warfare of being an Olympian in our conversation! ABOUT LARA DALLMAN-WEISS Lara is a 32-year-old Olympian from Shoreview, Minnesota. Lara's most notably known for participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a part of Team USA's sailing team. She placed 12th in the Women's 470 event. She has also finished 7th at the World Championships. As of right now, she is a part of the US Sailing Team, Perfect Vision Sailing, New York Yacht Club, and White Bear Yacht Club. Lara has dedicated much of her life to sailing, starting at age 6. Outside of sailing, she graduated from Eckerd College in 2011 with a degree in Nutritional Counseling Wellness Education and Spanish. Her hobbies include writing, running, biking, travel, and photography. Fun Fact: Lara has raced on boats ranging from 8 feet long all the way to 183 feet long. She now resides in Miami, FL and is just like all of us - navigating the idea of what's next in providing our unique purpose to the world (along with chasing an Olympic Gold Medal in Paris). WHERE TO FIND LARA Instagram: @ldallman Website: http://perfectvisionsailing.com/ Blog: laradw.wordpress.com
We sat down with Olympic medalist Bella Sims, who swam on the prelims of the 800 free relay in Tokyo at 16 years old as the 2nd youngest member of the US Olympic team, only older than her club teammate and training partner, Katie Grimes. Sims goes in-depth on her expectations heading into trials, her day-to-day training in Las Vegas, and what it was like being a teenager at the Olympic Games. Sims also talks about crying before all of her races, less-than-ideal open water swims, and not realizing that prelims swimmers got medals too. SWIMSWAM PODCAST LINKS Click here to listen and subscribe on Spotify Click here to listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen and subscribe on Podbean Click here to listen and subscribe on Google Click here to listen and subscribe on YouTube Click here to listen and subscribe on Listen Notes Click here to listen and subscribe on Stitcher Click here to listen and subscribe on iHeartRadio Click here to listen and subscribe on Amazon Click here to listen and subscribe on Pandora Music: Otis McDonald www.otismacmusic.com
Robbie Bach is best known for founding and leading the team that created the Xbox. Today he is an entertaining storyteller and catalyzing voice who writes books and speaks to audiences on leadership, creativity, strategy, and civic issues. During his twenty-two years at Microsoft, Robbie worked in various marketing and business management roles—including supporting the successful launch and expansion of Microsoft Office and leading the creation and development of the Xbox business. Then as Microsoft's President of the Entertainment and Devices Division, he was responsible for the company's worldwide gaming, music, video, phone, and retail sales businesses until he retired in 2010. He currently chairs the board of the Bipartisan Policy Center and serves on the national board of governors for Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He previously served as a board member of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Sonos Inc., Brooks Running Company, the Space Needle Inc., and Year Up Puget Sound. He is the co-owner of Manini's, Inc., a gluten-free pasta and baking company. In 2015, he published his first book, Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal. https://www.robbiebach.com/Connie Zweig As co-author of Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature and Romancing the Shadow: Illuminating the Dark Side of the Soul, and author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality, Dr. Connie has come to be known as a guide who can go where others fear to tread. Now she will explore how to cross the threshold from role to soul. - https://conniezweig.com/
Christopher Lee Maher Founder, True Body Intelligence® At the age of 22, Christopher Lee Maher was a Navy SEAL, in his prime with a sleek 1.8% body fat and pound for pound, he was one of the fittest people on the planet. He was also completely unaware of the full impact that stress would eventually have on his physical, mental, energetic, and emotional wellbeing. He trained all day long, at a level on par with professional athletes. In fact, after the SEALs, he began focusing on his dream of making it to the US Olympic trials, in track and field. A lack of awareness of the impact of high stored stress loads kept him from ever manifesting his dream. The paradox is that Christopher's internal health was compromised and he didn't even know it. Like many high performing athletes, he dealt with pain on a semi-consistent basis. Over time, that escalated to pain in every joint, in his feet, lower back, and neck. He was headed for a full-blown hip replacement, resorted to reading lips because his hearing was shot, and his vision wasn't much better. He barely slept and spent his days like a zombie. How could a person in peak condition be so unhealthy, and yet, so unaware, particularly when others saw him as a model of peak physical health? Piled-up stress causes severe and traumatic damage over time—what Christopher calls Strauma, a combination of stress plus time that transforms into trauma. Anyone who has been under complex stress loads or abuse has enough to cause serious emotional, energetic, and physical damage. Even if you have a tiny amount of stress every day, it eventually adds up and stunts your evolution. Through intense pain, Christopher devoted all of his energy, time, and resources seeking out answers that would alleviate his discomfort. Eventually finding relief, Christopher applied the learned techniques and worked on himself 5 to 6 hours every day for 7 years. He put every biological system that was out of balance back in balance. This process led to a deep understanding of what it takes for the body, mind, energy, and emotions to perform optimally. Stored emotional stressors will eventually reveal themselves in physical, energetic, and mental limitations. Christopher went on to study at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and Yo San University where he learned Traditional Chinese Medical Practices and an equal amount of Western science and pathology. He has spent the last decade studying at The Universal Healing Tao System and is a Master student of Grand Master Mantak Chia at the Universal Tao Master School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is currently pursuing his masters and doctoral degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine. From his own relentless search to evolve and heal himself, he now innately understands the correlation between the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of a being. His knowledge and experience led him to develop a comprehensive system of total physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing and integration: the True Body Intelligence technology. You won't find much online about Christopher, as his clients built his practice through word of mouth. With his help, his clients have succeeded at the highest levels in sports, entertainment, business, medicine, and international politics. Christopher's practice is located in Los Angeles, CA. He is an author, inventor, entrepreneur, speaker, coach, and innovator in the fields of health, wellness, and longevity.
This week, Stan and Chris speak to Bob Wood, the former Chairman and CEO of Chemtura Corporation. Bob has an impressive career navigating business risk: before Chemtura, Bob was an executive at Dow Chemical, spending over two decades there and climbing the ranks in the business. He has been a member of a variety of impressive boards, including the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee, MRC Global, Praxair Inc., and Univar Solutions, to name a few. Notably, Bob is a member of the board of directors at McChrystal Group, where Stan and Chris have worked closely with him for a number of years. In this week's episode, Bob explains why market leaders need to be paranoid and why market laggards need to be creative. He walks us through how his own thinking of risk has evolved as he became responsible for others leading a team and how he thinks of risk as a member of boards of directors. Bob challenges leaders to understand the risk upfront through good questions, rather than understanding it from hindsight. He also outlines how he'd prompt younger leaders to think about the relationship between risk and opportunity. Learn more about Stan's latest book, Risk: A User's Guide, here: https://www.mcchrystalgroup.com/library/risk-a-users-guide/
It doesn't matter what background you have, or what type of job you do or the experiences you have, imagine what could be possible when you learn how to listen to your creativity? Robbie Bach, who is best known for founding and leading the team that created the Xbox did just this. And this process surprised him with his first novel, a thriller The Wilkes Insurrection, published in 2021. Today he is an entertaining storyteller and catalyzing voice who writes books and speaks to audiences on leadership, creativity, strategy, and civic issues. During his twenty-two years at Microsoft, Robbie worked in various marketing and business management roles—including supporting the successful launch and expansion of Microsoft Office and leading the creation and development of the Xbox business. Then as Microsoft's President of the Entertainment and Devices Division, he was responsible for the company's worldwide gaming, music, video, phone, and retail sales businesses until he retired in 2010. He currently chairs the board of the Bipartisan Policy Center. He also serves on the national board of governors for Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Magic Leap, an augmented reality company. He previously served as a board member of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Sonos Inc., Brooks Running Company, the Space Needle Inc., and Year Up Puget Sound. He is the co-owner of Manini's, Inc., a gluten-free pasta and baking company. In 2015, he published his first book, Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal. In this episode, Robbie shares stories about how he learned to listen to his creativity in order to write his first fiction. And you might be surprised at his process. Learn how to shift working with your strategic brain to listening to your creative brain and how may take an unexpected path as a story unfolds. He also reflects on what he has discovered this year through writing the book and how this is connected to leading a team, self-awareness and collaboration. Even though the book is a fiction, he hopes that when readers put the book down, they walk away and have learned something. He would like to hear from you about this! "You have to be able to listen to yourself and to listen to what's going on inside your head, which is a weird process. It's just not natural, honestly. But very powerful." - Robbie Bach Listen IN Notes: 01:02 - The first moment that he started to notice the power of listening: We're literally sitting on two little chairs, about a meter apart. And each person is supposed to talk about something deeply emotional and meaningful to them. And the other person is supposed to listen and give them feedback cues without saying anything for a full minute. 02:55 - What has been most challenging for most leaders: Figuring out how to listen completely and not just pretend you're listening, but actually hear what the person is saying, understand the process and continue to process it before you respond. 04:02 - He shares his experience learning to listen his creative side: It was a challenge for me to listen to a different part of myself, and a different part of my brain -- a part of my brain that was not about strategy and marketing and communications, messaging and those types of things, but was instead about this creative story, which turns out to be an action thriller. 06:27 - What was the shift to listening to his creative side: You actually have to listen to the emotive part of your brain. 09:37 - The way he developed the characters in the book: Creativity is not a solo act. I had a couple of different forms of interaction to help me. 12:17 - Discovering how listening to ourselves, even if it seems egocentric is a very powerful lesson to learn: “I have to listen to myself.' 15:10 - How his second book turned into a thriller without intending to: I decided to write out of my fears. 20:00 - The one thing that surprises him the most writing the book 21:08 - What is an 'author's art' 22:21 - Commonalities in writing a book and leading teams and groups in a corporate setting 24:31 - One piece of advice he shares: This concept of self-awareness. And really, as best you can, try to understand who you are as a person. 26:25 - The Avengers Theory of Leadership: superpower is the thing that makes you uniquely talented. In addition to knowing your Avengers superpower, you have to know your kryptonite. You have to know the things that you are uniquely bad at. 28:35 - What is Robbie's superpower? 30:22 - Talking about the confession he wrote on LinkedIn 33:22 - The type of change he is mining: Productive constructive engagement and how to do it in a way where people listen, hear what others have to say, and then collaborate. 35:06 - What is the goal of his fiction book, The Wilkes Insurrection? 37:54 - A tip on how to listen more. 41:23 - The Wilkes Insurrection launch date 42:31 - Robbie's final message: It's okay to think about myself as an individual and do things that are good for me. But at the end of the day, I have to think about what's good for the community, as well. Key Takeaways: "I haven't talked to a single author who uses the same process for writing their books. You have to have your way." - Robbie Bach "I think it would be incredibly more valuable as a worker, as a friend, as a leader, if you actually understood yourself better." - Robbie Bach "You can't create a self-awareness of who you want to be, you have to create a self-awareness of who you are." - Robbie Bach "It's really incumbent as leaders and as people to understand what our superpowers are and to be honest with ourselves, about what we are truly great at." - Robbie Bach Notes/Mentions: Book: The Wilkes Insurrection by Robbie Bach:https://wilkesinsurrection.com/ Connect with Robbie Bach: Website: https://www.robbiebach.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robbiebach61 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbiebach Twitter: https://twitter.com/robbie_bach Connect with Raquel Ark: www.listeningalchemy.com Mobile: + 491732340722 email@example.com LinkedIn
Dr. Kim Lannon chats with former US Olympic hockey player and former Hartford Whaler David Jensen about his career and his struggles and how it all factors into his ongoing work with youth programs and veteran programs here in New England.
Jon Taber is an expert in using creativity and transformation strategies to help entrepreneurs, leaders, managers and key decision-makers achieve top performance. He was a key manager in medical, aerospace and electronics companies and then helped launch Unicom Systems which 3 years later was acquired by Rockwell International. He was a speaker for 36 US universities and colleges plus Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Jon went on to be a founder/co-founder and CEO of 17 organizations in 11 fields such as sports health, computer services, software development, wholesale/retail sales, entertainment, and lifestyle. He was also a certified hypnotherapist helping high performers with techniques he and his wife Judy pioneered. Judy earlier won a gold medal in synchronized swimming for the US Olympic team. The techniques helped Jon recover from disabling strokes and Crohn's Disease. He shares his recovery story with stroke survivors through Healings In Motion based in Stockton, CA and on talk radio shows. Today Jon is CEO of PureBeing, Inc., a Health and Wellness Company (https://www.getdetoxinated.com) with an international list of clientele. He is also Managing Partner of DRA Family Office (https://drafamilyoffice.com) and Chairman of BG Acquisitions (https://bgacquisitions.com). Jon is also a business advisor to medical/senior care organizations in addition to coaching people to achieve a more fulfilling personal and business life. All together Jon has helped over 5,000 people achieve their dreams. Jon is the author of “Child's Play” plus co-author of the Amazon Best Seller “BREAKING BARRIERS – Decisions That Elevate People from Ordinary to Extraordinary.” Two additional books by Jon are forthcoming before the end of 2021. Do you want to live an incredible life? Get started now by reading my book: "Visualizing Happiness in Every Area of Your Life" https://amzn.to/2kvAuXU What is your biggest obstacle to creating an incredible life? You can book a free 15-minute mentoring session with Dr. Kimberley Linert. Click on this booking link: https://calendly.com/drkimberley/15min Please subscribe to the podcast and take a few minutes to review on iTunes, Thank you If you have an amazing story to tell about your life and how you are sharing your gifts and talents with the world, then I would love to have you as a guest on my podcast. Contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or private message me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/incrediblelifecreator www.DrKimberleyLinert.com
In June 2015, the FBI in Indianapolis was notified that Larry Nassar, a doctor for Olympic caliber gymnasts, was sexually abusing his underage patients. In this episode, hear highlights from a riveting Senate hearing with testimony from Maggie Nichols, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Simone Biles and get all the details presented in an Inspector General report explaining why the FBI did nothing to stop Larry Nassar for over a year while he continued to abuse dozens of additional young girls. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Documentaries Athlete A. Netflix. Hannah Shaw-Williams. June 24, 2020. “Athlete A True Story: What Netflix's Documentary Leaves Out” Screen Rant. Government Documents and Reports Office of the Inspector General. July 2021. Investigation and Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar (21-093). United States Department of Justice. Office of the Inspector General. 2021. “DOJ OIG Releases Report of Investigation and Review of the FBI's Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar.” U.S. Department of Justice. Senator Jerry Moran and Senator Richard Blumenthal. July 30, 2019. The Courage of Survivors: A Call to Action. Senate Olympics Investigation. Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. September 8, 2016. “Jane JD Doe Complaint: Case Number 34-2016-00200075.” Superior Court of California, Sacramento. News Coverage Grace Segers. September 15, 2021. “Gymnasts Rip the FBI for Its Failure to Stop Larry Nassar's Serial Sexual Abuses.” The New Republic. Rebecca Shabad. September 15, 2021. “FBI fires agent accused of failing to investigate Nassar sex-abuse allegations.” NBC News. Kara Berg. September 8, 2021. “How much Michigan State has paid in wake of Larry Nassar scandal.” The Lansing State Journal. Sayantani Nath. February 25, 2021. “Who owns Twistars USA gym now? John Geddert sold gym infamous for Larry Nassar's sexual abuse before suicide.” MEAWW (Media, Entertainment, Arts WorldWide). Reuters. February 25, 2021. “Nassar Whistleblower Repeats Call for USAG Decertification.” U.S. News & World Report. Dan Barry, Serge F. Kovaleski and Juliet Macur. February 3, 2018. “As F.B.I. Took a Year to Pursue the Nassar Case, Dozens Say They Were Molested.” The New York Times. Matthew Futterman, Louise Radnofsky and Rebecca Davis O'Brien. June 2, 2017. “Former U.S. Gymnastics Chief Received $1 Million Severance Package.” The Wall Street Journal. Tim Evans, Mark Alesia, and Marisa Kwiatkowski. September 12, 2016. “Former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of abuse.” The Indianapolis Star. Marisa Kwiatkowski, Mark Alesia and Tim Evans. August 4, 2016. “A blind eye to sex abuse: How USA Gymnastics failed to report cases.” The Indianapolis Star. Matt Krantz. September 13, 2013. “2008 crisis still hangs over credit-rating firms.” USA Today. Audio Sources Dereliction of Duty: Examining the Inspector General's Report on the FBI's Handling of the Larry Nassar Investigation Senate Judiciary Committee September 15, 2021 Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Inspector General's report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation, after receiving testimony from Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, and Christopher A. Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, both of the Department of Justice; Simone Biles, Houston, Texas; McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, California; Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minnesota; and Aly Raisman, Boston, Massachusetts. Sound Clips 47:54 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): By the time Nassar was convicted and sentenced in federal and Michigan State court, over 150 survivors had come forward to recount the impact of these horrific crimes. Today we believe Nasser abused more than 300 athletes before he was brought to justice. 48:20 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Between 2018 and 2019, a subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee led by our colleagues, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Jerry Moran conducted an 18 month investigation into this case. The investigation concluded that the US Olympic Committee in the USA Gymnastics knowingly concealed abuse by masseur between the summer of 2015 and September of 2016. The Senate passed two bills aimed at addressing the failures in the Nasser case with overwhelming bipartisan support that protecting young victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017, sponsored by Senator Feinstein, and the umpiring Olympic Paralympic amateur athletes act of 2020 by Senators Moran and Blumenthal both extended the duty of certain adults to report suspected child abuse. These are good and important steps. But the reporting requirement in both laws is not worth much if law enforcement and the FBI failed to respond and immediately and aggressively investigate the abuse cases. 51:57 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): We'll also hear from the Inspector General and the FBI Director, who owe these young women in this committee an explanation of what the FBI is doing to ensure that this never happens again. And I'll add that I am disappointed. We asked the Justice Department to testify about their decision not to prosecute the two FBI officials who made false statements to the Attorney General. I understand it's a long standing department policy not to comment on decisions not to prosecute, but robust oversight of the Department of Justice is a core responsibility of this committee, committed to ensuring that committee members have an opportunity to question the Department of Justice about this issue at an oversight hearing in the fall. 56:44 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): I suspect there's much more to that story. One issue not talked about much is that the FBI has a division in Washington DC, known as the Violent Crimes Against Children unit. This component of headquarters was notified by two of its field offices about the Nassar allegations way back in 2015, and 2016, respectively. The Children's unit employs subject matter experts so it is well position in FBI to guide those field officers on their duties in child exploitation cases. Because it's housed at headquarters, this children's unit also was uniquely positioned to play a coordinating role by supervising case transfers to the appropriate FBI field offices. And this unit was well positioned to offer qualitative supervision of field offices' work. 58:19 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): The Children's unit helped develop a white paper, or more accurately, a whitewash, after the Nassar case attracted national attention. Ensuring that truthful information was provided about the FBI's role in this investigation was clearly not the main priority. This is a serious problem at the heart of the FBI. Not a case of a few errant agents. 1:00:12 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): Finally, I want to mention that I'm working on legislation to close the legislative loophole in the sex tourism statute that the Inspector General flagged in his report. This gap in the law allowed Larry Nassar to evade federal prosecution for assaulting children while traveling abroad. 1:26:34 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Our first witness Simone Biles, one of the greatest gymnast of all time. She is the first woman to capture five all round world championship titles and the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in World Championships history. 25 medals overall, she is a seven time Olympic medalist. Her extraordinary accomplishments have received widespread recognition including two Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year awards. 1:27:18 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): McKayla Maroney was a member of the American women's gymnastics team dubbed the Fierce Five at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won a gold medal in team competition and an individual silver medal in the vault. She was also a member of the American team at the 2011 World Championships where she won gold medals in the team and vault competitions and the 2013 World Championships where she defended her vault title and we frequently see her on TV jumping on a roof. 1:27:48 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Our next witness Maggie Nichols led the University of Oklahoma women's gymnastics team to Team national championships in 2017 and 2019, also winning six individual titles. She represented the United States at the 2015 World Championships where she won a gold medal in team competition and a bronze medal on floor exercise. She also holds several USA Gymnastics national championship medals. 1:28:15 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Finally, Aly Raisman, one of the most accomplished American gymnast of all time, two time Olympian, team captain of the 2012 and 2016 women's gymnastics team captured six Olympic and four World Championship medals, including an individual silver medal in the 2016 Olympic all around and gold medals in team competition in 2012 and 2016. A leader on and off the floor. Reisman uses her platform to advocate for abuse prevention and education. 1:32:25 Simone Biles: USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee knew that I was abused by their official team doctor long before I was ever made aware of their knowledge. In May of 2015, Rhonda Faehn, the former head of USA Gymnastics women's program, was told by my friend and teammate, Maggie Nichols, that she suspected I, too was a victim. I didn't understand the magnitude of what was happening until the Indianapolis Star published its article in the fall of 2016, entitled, "former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of abuse." Yet while I was a member of the 2016 US Olympic team, neither USAG USOPC nor the FBI ever contacted me or my parents, while others had been informed and investigations were ongoing. I had been left to wonder why was not taught until after the Rio Games. This is the largest case of sexual abuse in the history of American sport. And although, there has been a fully independent investigation of the FBI his handling of the case, neither USAG nor USOPC have ever been made the subject of the same level of scrutiny. These are the entities entrusted with the protection of our sport and our athletes. And yet it feels like questions of responsibility and organizational failures remain unanswered. 1:34:30 Simone Biles: We have been failed and we deserve answers. Nassar is where he belongs, but those who enabled him deserve to be held accountable. If they are not, I am convinced that this will continue to happen to others, across Olympic sports. In reviewing the OIGs report, it really feels like the FBI turned a blind eye to us and went out of its way to help protect USAG and USOPC. A message needs to be sent. If you allow a predator to harm children, the consequences will be swift and severe. 1:37:00 McKayla Maroney: As most of you are probably aware, I was molested by the US Gymnastics National Team and Olympic Team doctor, Larry Nasser, and in actuality, he turned out to be more of a pedophile than he was a doctor. What I'm trying to bring to your attention today is something incredibly disturbing and illegal. After telling my entire story of abuse to the FBI in the Summer of 2015, not only did the FBI not report my abuse, but when they eventually documented my report, 17 months later, they made entirely false claims about what I said. After reading the Office of Inspector General's OIG report, I was shocked and deeply disappointed at this narrative they chose to fabricate, they chose to lie about what I said and protect a serial child molester, rather than protect not only me, but countless others. My story is one which Special Agent in Charge Jay Abbott and his subordinates did not want you to hear. And it's time that I tell you. In the summer of 2015, like I said, I was scheduled to speak to the FBI about my abuse with Larry Nasser over the phone. I was too sick to go meet with anyone in person. And talking about this abuse would give me PTSD for days. But I chose to speak about it to try and make a difference and protect others. I remember sitting on my bedroom floor for nearly three hours as I told them what happened to me. I hadn't even told my own mother about these facts. But I thought as uncomfortable and as hard as it was to tell my story, I was going to make a difference, and hopefully protecting others from the same abuse. I answered all of their questions honestly and clearly. And I disclosed all of my molestations I had entered by Nassar to them in extreme detail. They told me to start from the beginning. I told them about the sport of gymnastics, how you make the national team, and how I came to meet Larry Nassar when I was 13 at a Texas camp. I told him that the first thing Larry Nassar ever said to me was to change into shorts with no underwear, because that would make it easier for him to work on me. And within minutes, he had his fingers in my vagina. The FBI then immediately asked, Did he insert his fingers into your rectum? I said, No, he never did. They asked if he used gloves. I said no, he never did. They asked if this treatment ever helped me. I said no, it never did. This treatment was 100% abuse and never gave me any relief. I then told the FBI about Tokyo, the day he gave me a sleeping pill for the plane ride, to then work on me later that night. That evening, I was naked, completely alone with him on top of me molesting me for hours. I told them I thought I was going to die that night, because there was no way that he would let me go. But he did. I told them I walked the halls of a Tokyo hotel at 2am, at only 15 years old. I began crying at the memory over the phone. And there was just dead silence. I was so shocked at the agent's silence and disregard for my trauma. After that minute of silence he asked "Is that all?" Those words in itself was one of the worst moments of this entire process for me, to have my abuse be minimized and disregarded by the people who were supposed to protect me. Just to feel like my abuse was not enough. But the truth is my abuse was enough, and they wanted to cover it up. USA Gymnastics in concert with the FBI and the Olympic Committee or working together to conceal that Larry Nassar was a predator. I then proceeded to tell them about London, and how he'd signed me up last on his sheet so he could molest me for hours twice a day. I told them how he molested me right before I won my team gold medal. How he gave me presents, bought me caramel macchiatos and bread when I was hungry. I even sent them screenshots of Nassar's last text to me, which was "Michaela, I love how you see the world with rose colored glasses. I hope you continue to do so." This was very clear cookie cutter pedophilia and abuse. And this is important because I told the FBI all of this, and they chose to falsify my report and to not only minimize my abuse, but silence me yet again. I thought given the severity of the situation, they would act quickly for the sake of protecting other girls, but instead, it took them 14 months to report anything when Larry Nassar, in my opinion, should have been in jail that day. 1:42:00 McKayla Maroney: According to the OIG report, about 14 months after I disclosed my abuse to the FBI, nearly a year and a half later, the FBI agent who interviewed me in 2015 decided to write down my statement, a statement that the OIG report determined to be materially false. 1:42:33 McKayla Maroney: What is the point of reporting abuse if our own FBI agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer? 1:42:55 McKayla Maroney: What's even more upsetting to me is that we now we know that these FBI agents have committed an obvious crime. They falsified my statement, and that is illegal in itself. Yet no recourse has been taken against them. The Department of Justice refused to prosecute these individuals. Why? Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco couldn't even bring herself to be here today. And it is the Department of Justice's job to hold them accountable. 1:43:25 McKayla Maroney: I am tired of waiting for people to do the right thing, because my abuse was enough and we deserve justice. These individuals clearly violated policies and were negligent in executing their duties. And in doing so, more girls were abused by Larry Nasser for over a year. To not indict these agents is a disservice to me and my teammates. It is a disservice to the system which was built to protect all of us from abuse. It was a disservice to every victim who suffered needlessly at the hands of Larry Nassar after I spoke up. Why are public servants whose job is to protect getting away with this? This is not justice. Enough is enough. Today, I ask you all to hear my voice. I ask you please do all that is in your power to ensure that these individuals are held responsible and accountable for ignoring my initial report, for lying about my initial report, and for covering up for a child molester. 1:44:30 McKayla Maroney: I would like to express my deep gratitude to the United States Senate, a very powerful institution, that from the very beginning has fought for us rather than against us. 1:46:47 Maggie Nichols After I reported my abuse to USA Gymnastics, my family and I were told by their former president, Steve Penny, to keep quiet and not say anything that could hurt the FBI investigation. We now know there was no real FBI investigation occurring. While my complaints with the FBI, Larry Nassar continued to abuse women and girls. During this time the FBI issued no search warrants and made no arrests. From the day I reported my molestation by Nassar, I was treated differently by USAG. Not only did the FBI fail to conduct a thorough investigation, but they also knew that USAG and the USOPC created a false narrative where Larry Nasser was allowed to retire with his reputation intact and returned to Michigan State University, thus allowing dozens of little girls to be molested. As the Inspector General's report details during this time period, FBI agents did not properly documented evidence failed to report proper authorities and the Special Agent in Charge was seeking to become the new director of security for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. A job opportunity raised by Steve Penny. 1:51:20 Aly Raisman: In 2015, it was known that at least six national team athletes had been abused by Nassar. There was even one of the athletes that was abused on film. Given our abusers unfettered access to children, stopping him should have been a priority. Instead, the following occurred. The FBI failed to interview pertinent parties in a timely manner. It took over 14 months for the FBI to contact me, despite my many requests to be interviewed by them. The records establish that Steve Penney, FBI agent Jay Abbott, and their subordinates worked to conceal Nassar's crimes. Steve Penney arranged with the FBI to conduct my interview at the Olympic Training Center, where I was under the control and observation of USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. The day of my interview, Steve Penny flew to the Olympic Training Center, and he made sure I was aware he was there. I felt pressured by the FBI to consent to Nassar's plea deal. The agent diminish the significance of my abuse and it made me feel my criminal case wasn't worth pursuing. Special Agent in Charge of investigating Nassar met Steve penny for beers to discuss job opportunities in the Olympic movement. Another FBI agent work with Steve penny to determine jurisdiction without interviewing the survivors. I've watched multiple high ranking officials at USAG, USOPC and FBI resign or retire without explanation of how they may have contributed to the problem, some of whom were publicly thanked for their service and rewarded with severance or bonus money. My reports of abuse were not only buried by USAG USOPC, but they were also mishandled by federal law enforcement officers who failed to follow their most basic duties. The FBI and others within both USAG and USOPC knew that Nasser molested children and did nothing to restrict his access. Steve Penny and any USAG employee could have walked a few steps to file a report with the Indiana Child Protective Services since they shared the same building. Instead, they quietly allowed Nassar to slip out the side door knowingly allowing him to continue his “work” at MSU Sparrow hospital, a USAG Club, and even run for school board. Nassar found more than 100 new victims to molest. It was like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter. 1:54:33 Aly Raisman: USAG and USOPC have a long history of enabling abuse by turning a blind eye. Both organizations knew of Nassar's abuse long before it became public. Although you wouldn't know that by reading their press releases, which would have you and their corporate sponsors believe that athletes safety comes first. We have called for a fully independent factual investigation for years now, because I and these women who sit before you know firsthand, these organizations and their public statements are not to be trusted. They claim they want accountability, but then seek to restrict which staff can be interviewed, which documents can be examined and claim attorney client privilege over and over again. The so called investigations these organizations orchestrated were not designed to provide the answers we so critically need. Why are we left to guess why USAG and USOPC deliberately ignored reported abuse? Was it to protect the value of the sponsorships? The LA 28 bid? their own jobs? to avoid criminal liability, perhaps. But why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high? 1:56:04 Aly Raisman: Why would duly sworn federal law enforcement officers ignore reports of abuse by a doctor across state lines and country borders for a future job opportunity? Or whether additional incentives and pressures? Why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high 1:57:00 Aly Raisman: Without knowing who knew what when, we cannot identify all enablers or determine whether they are still in positions of power. We just can't fix a problem we don't understand 2:04:28 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): I Hope this isn't something so sensitive, you don't feel you can talk about it. But do you have any thoughts or inputs to share about SafeSport, the national nonprofit entity that has been tasked by Congress with handling allegations from amateur athletes? Aly Raisman: Yeah, I personally think safe sport is...I'm trying to be respectful here...I don't like safe sport. I hear from many survivors that they report their abuse and it's like playing hot potato where someone else kicks it over to somebody else, and they don't hear back for a really long time. I think a really big issue is that safe sport is funded by USA Gymnastics or the United States Olympic Committee. I'm not sure exactly what the correct terminology is. But if you're SafeSport and you are funded by the organization you're investigating, they're likely not going to do the right thing. And so I think that it needs to be completely separate. And I personally think SafeSport needs a lot of work. And I know from many survivors and you know, my mom has personally reported things to safesport, but we've followed up so many times, they say we can't help you or they either ignore us or pass it on to somebody else and the person they pass it on to says they kick it back to them. It's just a complete mess and the priority doesn't seem to be safety and well being of athletes. It seems to be protecting USA Gymnastics and doing everything to keep the PR good. 2:10:15 Aly Raisman: Because the FBI made me feel like my abuse didn't count and it wasn't a big deal. And I remember sitting there with the FBI agent and him trying to convince me that it wasn't that bad. And it's taken me years of therapy to realize that my abuse was bad that it does matter. 2:11:33 Simone Biles: Okay, one more to add -- we also want to see them, at least be federally prosecuted to the fullest extent because they need to be held accountable. 3:03:54 FBI Director Christopher Wray: I want to be crystal clear, the actions and inaction of the FBI employees detailed in this report are totally unacceptable. These individuals betrayed the core duty that they have of protecting people. They failed to protect young women and girls from abuse. The work we do certainly is often complicated and uncertain, and we're never going to be perfect, but the kinds of fundamental errors that were made in this case in 2015 and 2016 should never have happened. 3:06:37 FBI Director Christopher Wray: When I received the Inspector General's report and saw that the Supervisory Special Agent in Indianapolis had failed to carry out even the most basic parts of the job, I immediately made sure he was no longer performing the functions of a Special Agent, and I can now tell you that that individual no longer works for the FBI in any capacity. 03:07:01 FBI Director Christopher Wray: As for the former Indianapolis specialists in charge, the descriptions of his behavior also reflect violations of the FBI, his long standing code of conduct and the ethical obligations for all FBI employees, especially senior officials. Now that individual has been gone for the Bureau for about three and a half years having retired in January of 2018. Before any review launched and I will say I will say it is extremely frustrating that we are left with little disciplinary recourse when people retire before their cases can be adjudicated. 3:11:10 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: Let me briefly just summarize the results of our investigation. In July 2015, USA Gymnastics reported the sexual assault allegations against Nassar to the FBI Indianapolis field office. USA Gymnastics officials described graphic information that had been provided by Ms. Maroney, Ms. Nichols and Ms. Raisman, and informed the FBI that all three athletes were available to be interviewed. However, it wasn't until six weeks later, on September 2, that the Indianapolis office interviewed Ms. Maroney by telephone as you heard, and neither Ms. Nichols nor Ms. Raisman were ever interviewed by that office. Moreover, the Indianapolis office did not formally document its interview of Ms. Maroney at the time, or its July meeting with USA Gymnastics. The Office also didn't formally open an investigation or an assessment of the matter. Immediately following that September 2 interview, the Indianapolis office and local federal prosecutors concluded there was no venue in Indianapolis for the federal investigation. Both offices also had serious questions as to whether there was federal criminal jurisdiction, as opposed to state or local jurisdiction. Yet the Indianapolis Field Office didn't advise state or local authorities about the allegations and didn't take any actions to mitigate the risks to gymnast that Nassar was continuing to treat. Further, that office failed to transfer the case to the FBI office that actually might have had venue, despite informing USA Gymnastics that it had actually done so. 3:12:45 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: After eight months of FBI inactivity, in May 2016, USA Gymnastics officials contacted the FBI Los Angeles field office to report the same allegations that they had provided to the Indianapolis office. Following this meeting, the LA office opened a federal investigation and undertook numerous investigative steps. But, critically, it didn't contact state or local authorities and it didn't take action to mitigate the ongoing threat presented by Nassar. 3:13:13 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: It wasn't until August 2016 when Michigan State University Police, that police department, received a separate sexual assault complaint from another gymnast. And in September 2016, the next month, the MSU Police Department executed a court authorized search of Nassar's residence. Among other things, they seized devices containing over 30,000 images of child pornography. 3:13:42 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: According to civil court documents, approximately 70 or more young athletes were allegedly sexually abused by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment between July 2015, when the FBI first received these allegations, until September 2016. 3:14:00 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: We further found that when the FBI's handling of the Nassar matter came under scrutiny in 2017 and 2018, Indianapolis officials provided inaccurate information to make it appear that they had actually been diligent in their follow-up efforts, and did so in part by blaming others. In addition, it resulted in the Indianapolis Supervisory Special Agent drafting a summary of his telephonic interview of Ms. Maroney from 2015. That summary included statements, as you heard from Ms. Maroney, that didn't accurately reflect what she had told them and could have actually jeopardized the criminal investigations by including false information that could have bolstered Nasser's defense. Further, we concluded that that agent made false testimony statements to the OIG in two interviews that we conducted. 3:14:55 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: We also learned during our investigation that in the fall of 2015, the FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge, Jay Abbott, met with USA Gymnastics president, Steve Penny, at a bar and discussed a potential job opportunity with the US Olympic Committee. Thereafter, Abbott engaged with Penny about both his interest in the US Olympic Committee job and the Nassar investigation, while at the same time participating in Nassar investigation discussions at the FBI. Abbott applied for the US Olympic Committee position in 2017. But wasn't selected. We determined that Abbott's actions violated the FBI's clear conflicts of interest policy. We also found that Abbott made false statements to the OIG and my agents in two interviews that we conducted. 3:19:21 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So we have something called CAFI's, which are Child Adolescent Forensic Interviewers. These are interviewers who are specially trained in the unique sensitivities of what it takes to interview people, victims, survivors of these kinds of crimes. And one of the reforms that we've put in place is to make crystal clear in policy that interviews of individuals like Miss Raisman should be conducted with those kinds of interviewers and they should not be conducted telephonically, they should be conducted in person wherever possible. That was true before, we've made it more clear now, and we're putting training in place --mandatory training. 3:20:12 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): General Horowitz, did any of the FBI employees or agents involved in this case deliberately misrepresent any facts to you and your investigation? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: They did. We found both that the person who wrote the report that Ms. Maroney testified about falsely testified to us about what he did in connection with that report, as well as other matters that we asked him about and Special Agent in Charge Abbott made false statements to us about the steps he took in 2015 when these allegations came in, but also about his job seeking efforts with the US Olympic Committee. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Do these deliberate misrepresentations reach the level of criminal violation? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: Well, we found that they violated criminal law sufficiently that in what we do at that point is make the referral to prosecutors to assess them because that's who needs to make the decision whether or not there will be charges brought. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Director Wray, what happened next? FBI Director Christopher Wray: Well, as inspector general Horowitz said, those were referred to the prosecutors over at the Justice Department and they're the ones that made the decision. As I understand it from Inspector General Horowitz's report the prosecutors at the Justice Department on two separate occasions, both in 2020 and then again in 2021, declined to prosecute, but I really would defer to the Justice Department for those. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Are you personally aware or professionally aware of any facts or circumstances that would lead to that decision? FBI Director Christopher Wray: I am not. 3:22:49 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So there's a whole bunch of things we've done differently. First, we've accepted every single one of Inspector General Horowitz's recommendations, and then some. We've already begun implementing all of those. We are strengthening policies, we're strengthening procedures. We're taking training, we're strengthening our systems, all building in double checked triple checks, safeguards, oversight, different ways of making sure that we cannot have as occurred here, in certain instances, a single point of failure. That's one of the lessons here that is just totally unacceptable. And so part of what's built in is a bunch of, as I said, double and triple, even quadruple checks to make sure that that doesn't happen, both in terms of how the initial reports are handled with the appropriate urgency, but also in terms of communication. One of the important recommendations from Inspector General Horowitz is reporting to state local law enforcement, as well as communications between field offices, transfers between field offices. 3:31:20 FBI Director Christopher Wray: My understanding of the most senior individual involved, based on looking at the thorough and independent investigation that Inspector General Horowitz conducted, was that the most senior individual with knowledge and responsibility was the Special Agent in Charge in Indianapolis, Mr. Abbott. 3:32:23 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: FBI policies don't require the level of detail and reporting to the headquarters unit that would, for example, put the responsibility directly on them to have notified state local authorities. 3:56:55 Senator Chris Coons (D-DE): My impression from what she'd said, and what I've read is that their concern is that USA Gymnastics and the Olympic Committee have thrown a variety of roadblocks into a genuinely thorough investigation into whether there had or hadn't been previous incidents similar to Dr. Nassar, either in USA Gymnastics or within sports more broadly. It is hard to believe that this is the only time that there's been a failing of this scale. Given, Director Wray, when you just said about the 16,000 arrests, we all know that the horror of child sexual abuse is tragically far more widespread in this country and around the world than any of us would like to see. So first. Mr. Horwitz, do you think there is still a pressing need? And who would be the appropriate entity to conduct that? And what if any advice do you have for us on respecting her request to this committee? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: It's a great question, Senator Coons. And, frankly, as you indicated, the reason we can do a report like this and other reports that we've been able to do is because of the statutory authorities that we've been given by the Congress that make us independent. And by the way, picking up on something Miss Raisman said, which was very perceptive, about who is funding the oversight, as you know, back in 2008, we were given an independent budget line so that our budget is not coming from the Justice Department, but is being set by an independent appropriator. I don't know, as I sit here, frankly, what the oversight mechanisms are currently on USOC and the other entities. But actually, one of the things I did have a chance to talk with Senator Blumenthal about during the break was the importance of given what I'd heard from these gymnast's, the very issue you just mentioned, which is thinking about what is the right independent oversight mechanism of those bodies, which are not just private entities, right? These are organizations that have been sanctioned by Congress to oversee our US athletes, and they need strong oversight as well and I'm happy to work with you as well Senator, and the committee, in thinking about how to do that because we are seeing the IG (Inspector General) model replicated in many places, as you know, across the country, including many state and local entities. 4:04:55 Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN): What steps are you taking to ensure that the agents communicate allegations of sexual assault with local law enforcement? FBI Director Christopher Wray: So we've enhanced our policies and procedures on the specific issue of reporting sake and local law enforcement built in. Now they have to document it, which they didn't have to before. And that builds in, as inspector general Horowitz referred to, an ability to hold them accountable. They have to alert their supervisors. So there's a second set of eyes. So that would help. We've also enhanced our training to make clear that it's mandatory and that's regardless of whether there's some question about potential federal jurisdiction. We can continue to investigate if we there's federal jurisdiction, but we have to do, on a parallel track, report to the appropriate state and local or, in some cases, social services agencies as well. 4:06:36 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So I appreciate the question. There are two pieces of this one. The Child Adolescent Forensic Interviewers (CAFIs), which again, is a very specific discipline that requires very specific sensitivities and skill sets. And we've changed our policies to reinforce the use of those interviewers for these kinds of cases. Second is our victim services division. And one of the things that we changed even before receiving inspector general Horowitz his report on my watch is to make clear that the victim services that we provide, which is a little bit different from the forensic interviewing part of it, but it's also very important to handling these survivors with the appropriate sensitivity, that that is triggered at any stage. There is not just a full investigation, but we're in when we're in the assessment or pre-assessment phase. It has to happen there too. 4:07:42 FBI Director Christopher Wray: The scale of this kind of criminality in the country, as reflected by the 18,000 investigations that we've had over the past five years and the 16,000 arrests that we with our partners have made over the last five years, I think goes to your question about resources. And I can assure you that if the Congress were to see fit to give us more resources for those programs, they would immediately be able to be put to good use. 4:12:15 Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CN): Jay Abbott lied to you. Why do you in the course of your investigation of his Miss Congo 18 United States Code 1001. People get prosecuted for making false statements when they applied to a bank, federally insured bank for a mortgage. And here is a federal agent, the former Special Agent in Charge of the Indianeapolis office making a material false statement to you. In your investigation, you refer that for criminal prosecution, did you not? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That's correct. 4:42:30 Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): Could you please elaborate on the nature of the discussions between Mr. Abbott and Mr. Penny, regarding potential employment for Mr. Abbott at institutions associated with USA Gymnastics or the US Olympic Committee? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: I can. They began, as I mentioned in a discussion that they had when they met at a bar in 2015, where Mr. Penny and Mr. Abbott discussed a future job opening, Head of Security at the US Olympic Committee, that Mr. Penny expected to occur. That initial discussion led to Mr. Abbott's interest in the position. And then there are ongoing discussions between the two of them, as we outlined in the report, in emails that we've seen, where Mr. Abbott expresses his interest in the job. And equally troubling, acknowledges that it would be inappropriate for him and a conflict of interest for him to pursue the position because of the ongoing Nassar investigation. Yet, as we found in 2017, that is precisely what he did in applying for the job, which he was never ultimately interviewed for. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): And who initiated the discussion about employment prospects? Was that an opportunity dangled by Mr. Penny? Or was it solicited by Mr. Abbott? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That was an opportunity mentioned first by Mr. Penny, because of his understanding that there might be a future retirement or an upcoming retirement at the US Olympic Committee. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): So just to be clear, Mr. Penny, the Chief Executive at USA Gymnastics, while there is an ongoing FBI inquiry into gross misconduct, criminal activity and sexual abuse by at least one USA Gymnastics employee, raises with the Special Agent in Charge at the field office that is steering this investigation, the prospect of potentially lucrative and prestigious employment at a parallel organization where Mr. Penny may have influence. Is that correct? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That's correct. And at the same time, writing in emails for example, how he's looking for additional information about the Nassar investigation and events as they occur. 4:46:06 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: The challenge on Mr. Abbott, with regard to the criminal issue here, which is 18 USC 208, which is the federal criminal statute is a, I think I mentioned this earlier, challenging one and that's being generous with speaking about how it's written to determine whether there was a criminal violation. The challenge here was, and I'm focused on the law here as to how 208 is because Mr. Abbott was looking for a job at the US Olympic Committee, and Mr. Penny was employed by the US Gymnastics Federation Association, two different entities, that situation is not clearly covered by 208. No matter how clear it would be to a layperson the interactions between those two entities. Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)
Friday Red Pill Diaries-Everything We Thought About The Elite Pedo Sex Rings Is Confirmed By U.S. Gymnast. HEADLINE: Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney Blasts FBI For Lying, and Trying to ‘Cover Up' Her Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Predator Doctor by Debra Heine Why would the FBI run interference for this Dr Nassar? What else is at play here? Remember Sandusky? He sodomized tons of young athlete males. How does this go on for over 20 years w/ the US Olympic team and NO ONE KNOWS? BIOGRAPHY Mike Church Biography – “Too Catholic For Satellite Radio” In May of 2015, Chris Ferrara wrote a bio pic essay on a talk-radio host who was then completely unknown to Catholic, talk-radio fans. The Mike Church Interview: A Remarkable Conversion to Tradition Changes the Face of Political Talk Radio Featured Chris wrote of me back then, words that were too kind but serve as a basis for this biography. Indeed, over the past year or so Mike Church has emerged as the only traditionally Catholic conservative in talk radio today, anywhere in the world. And I mean traditional. Not only during my appearances on the show, but now thematically, Mike has turned the longest running political talk show on Sirius Radio into an unabashed presentation of the Social Kingship of Christ, traditional Catholic moral teaching, and even the traditional Latin liturgy as the solution to what is evidently otherwise a terminal civilizational crisis. I have been invited on the show numerous times to defend all of these things explicitly, to speak of the one true Church, and even to call upon conservative Protestants to enter the Church if they are serious about saving our nation and our civilization. From there, on October 26, 2015, my 13 year run on Sirius Satellite Radio came to a close when my contract was not renewed. Chris would follow the above bio with an updated one titled, The Mike Church Show – Too Catholic For Satellite Radio. MIKE CHURCH BIOGRAPHY FACTS Born, February 2nd, New Orleans Begun talk-radio in 1992, WSLA, Slidell LA, I have been off air a total of 7 months since. Launched the Sirius Satellite Radio service as its FIRST – LIVE talk-show on 10 March, 2003. Promoted to Morning Drive on the SiriusXM Patriot Channel, May 2009, the 3rd most listened to show on the platform From July 2007 – present, founded Founding Father Films, wrote, produced, narrated and directed 9, full length audio features, two that made it to DVD! Returned to the Roman Catholic Church's Tridentine Mass and Tradition in 2013. Consecrated to Our Lady via de Montfort's formula in December 2014. I had been planning for SiriusXM to “whack me” since 2012 and had laid the structural groundwork for the next step in my career: launching the Veritas Radio Network and The CRUSADE Channel. On November 1st, 2015, in a video webcast for the press, I announced the VRN and that on November 15th, the Mike Church Show would be silent no more and would return to the air, this time on a platform custom built for LIVE talk radio. Smaller Government is Better! Avoid the Chastisement! It's your hitchhiker's guide to faux conservative news!
Paine anaylzes US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and her fellow athletes' testimony on Capitol Hill, detailing a widespread cover-up by FBI and USA Gymnastics — ALL which turned a blind eye to sexual abuse hundreds suffered at the hands of former team doctor, Larry Nassar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Paine anaylzes US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and her fellow athletes' testimony on Capitol Hill, detailing a widespread cover-up by FBI and USA Gymnastics — ALL which turned a blind eye to sexual abuse hundreds suffered at the hands of former team doctor, Larry Nassar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Paine anaylzes US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and her fellow athletes' testimony on Capitol Hill, detailing a widespread cover-up by FBI and USA Gymnastics — ALL which turned a blind eye to sexual abuse hundreds suffered at the hands of former team doctor, Larry Nassar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's been exactly one month since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. Now cash is in short supply, and the country is facing a mounting economic and political crisis. We hear from our correspondent Secunder Kermani reporting from near the northern Afghan city of Mazar e Sharif. Also on the programme: the US Olympic champion, Simone Biles appears at a Senate hearing into the FBI's failings in the case of the team doctor who abused her and many other gymnasts; and we hear about the story of the child born to the mother in the Roe versus Wade case that legalised abortion in America. (Photo: Afghanistan's Taliban-controlled central bank seizes a large amount of money from former top government officials Credit: Handout via REUTERS)
It's a mega Friday episode as Aaron welcomes two-time national champion and now Hall of Famer Jay Wright to the show! The Villanova coach discusses the Hall of Fame, old school Big East rivalries, coaching the Olympics and his 2021-2022 Wildcats. Before that, Aaron does a deep dive into Week 2 of the college football season and discusses the Big 12's expansion plans, which could be announced Friday. Here's a rundown:Full Week 2 CFB Preview + Big 12 Expansion: Aaron opens the show by discussing an intriguing Week 2 college football slate. He explains why he's not sold on Oregon as they head to Ohio State (4:00) and why Jim Harbaugh has a must-win game vs. Washington (12:30). He then previews Iowa-Iowa State (18:10), Texas-Arkansas (21:00) and Missouri-Kentucky (25:45), before transitioning to Big 12 expansion. Will the league actually get the respect it deserves, with BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF expected to join as early as Friday (31:30)Villanova coach Jay Wright joins the show: Next, we have a MEGA guest, as Villanova coach Jay Wright joins the show, as he gets set to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday (41:00). He discusses what the honor means, his best memories of coaching at Villanova and what it was like to coach the US Olympic team this summer. Then he talks old school Big East rivalries and his 2021-2022 which most people believe is one of the Top 5 teams in the country.
White's is the oldest and most exclusive Gentleman's club in London its members have included more Earls, Dukes, Lords, Barrons, Princes, Knights, Viscounts. Marquesses, heads of industry and notable politicians than you could shake a stick at. The name we're interested in, though, is that of Lord Edward Grosvenor, the youngest son of the 1st Duke of Westminster. It was in White's that Grosvenor had the idea to form an RAF Squadron of wealthy aristocratic young aviators all of whom were already amateur pilots and members of the club... this is the story of that Squadron. Hot Chocolate, the drink that started it all Chocolate and Coffee Houses were known for anarchy, licentiousness, gambling, hobnobbing, and politicking. White's, the oldest and most exclusive Gentleman's club in London The French Foreign Legion The Gordon Bennett Balloon Race trophy An officer and a gentleman The Avro 504 No 601 Squadron the County of London Swapping cockpits Billy Fisk III driving the 1932 US Olympic bobsled team The Hawker Hurricane Canadian Sir John William Maxwell Aitken The Millionaire's Hurricanes over England Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to the Library of Congress, Afro Bighair, Anthony O'Neil, the National Archives, Deutsche Fotothek and the RAF.
Thursday, August 26, 2021: Today on the 4&3 Podcast, Faithwire's Dan Andros breaks down today's top stories along with Tré Goins-Phillips.*Tragedy in Afghanistan as at least 12 US military members were killed in a suicide bombing*US Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin wears her faith on her sleeve*Haiti STILL in desperate need as Afghanistan news knocks them out of the headlines*A possible "game changer" in the fight against COVID
This week's episode is absolutely jam packed with news about Kona being postponed, 70.3 World Champs being moved, Lionel Sanders leaving his coach and Tim O'Donnell having a heart attack while racing! Plus, we are joined by American triathlete Taylor Spivey for an incredibly open and honest chat about her last few months and frustrations about being left off the US Olympic team. Taylor talks about the impacts this has had on her self-confidence and the difficulty she has faced as a professional athlete through the 'system'. To find out more about Taylor Spivey visit: https://www.tkspivey.com For more information about MX Endurance: http://www.mxendurance.com To sign up as a podcast member and get a whole bunch of benefits head to www.mxendurance.com/podcast Claim your free Off-Season Strength Training Plan: https://mxendurance.com/free-plan Or check MX Endurance out on Social Media: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TeamMaccax/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mxendurance Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mxendurance For any questions, comments or suggestions send us an email at email@example.com You can follow James at https://www.instagram.com/bale.james85 You can follow Tim at https://www.instagram.com/tford14 If you want the down low on the PTO then sign up for their mailing list: http://bit.ly/PTOMXEndurance
About Cristi: Cristi Christensen is a Global Embodiment Coach, whose mission is to empower women and expand their definitions of yoga and well-being. She's the creator of Soul Fire, a unique style of yoga that incorporates dance, meditation and mudra practices to awaken and empower you. Additionally, she's the co-founder of the Asia-based Kirana Yoga School and US-based Deep Exhale, a transformational experience merging the worlds of breath, music & movement. Cristi's first book, Chakra Rituals: Awakening the Wild Woman Within (8/10/21 - St. Martin's Press) is a self-help guide that makes the ancient science of Chakras accessible through a seven-week step-by-step program. Cristi was born in Brooklyn, New York, spent her adolescence in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and moved to Orlando, Florida for high school. Growing up, Cristi suffered from multi-generational abuse and battled an eating disorder for over 10 years. She used movement to mentally escape her troubles and was on stage performing dance with the North Carolina School of the Arts, while simultaneously training in gymnastics at 10 years old. At 16, Cristi transitioned to platform diving and eventually as a young adult trained with the US Olympic diving team. Cristi's Olympic dreams were cut short and her spirit was crushed after a devastating back injury. Determined to heal her body and reignite her spirit, she embarked on a path of spiritual discovery and was brought to her first yoga class. There, Cristi shifted her focus towards healing herself, while helping others heal and awaken through embodiment movement (yoga, Pilates, personal training, dance, and meditation). After earning her degree in Kinesiology (the study of the mechanics of body movements), Cristi studied extensively for over 15 years with world-renowned teachers such as Shiva Rea and Seane Corn. Today, Cristi holds 500-hour certificates in both Atma Yoga and Rasa Yoga and a 200-hour certificate in Journey Dance. She is Level 1 & 2 certified in Reiki and achieved 200-hour certifications in Core Fusion Barre Teacher Trainer, Stout Pilates, Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training and Liberation Experience. Additionally, she was certified as an ACE Personal Trainer. For 10 years, Cristi served as the Director of the internationally renowned Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA. Cristi's leadership corresponded with the studio's rise to fame, as it became the epicenter of yoga and set the foundation for yoga in the Western world. She's taught in 20 countries around the globe to tens of thousands of women. When not traveling the world for business or pleasure, Cristi is based in Los Angeles, CA. For additional information, please contact Ashley Moreno at 212-597-9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cristi Christensen is an author, teacher, and global wellness leader, on a mission to shake up the planet! A former elite-level gymnast and platform diver, Cristi trained with the US Olympic diving team as a young adult. After an injury ended her dreams of Olympic gold, Cristi shifted her focus to helping others improve their level of fitness through personal training, Pilates, Core Fusion, and yoga. After earning her degree in Kinesiology, Cristi studied extensively for over 10 years with world-renowned teachers Known for her dynamic blend of yoga, dance, inspiration and live music, Cristi's bright energy permeates her teaching, creating a dynamic and unique practice that imbues her students with potent vitality. Cristi travels the world leading workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings, and sits on the faculty as a Master Instructor for numerous festivals and conferences in more than 20 countries around the globe. She is the creator of Soul Fire (her unique style of yoga), and the co-creator of Deep Exhale, and Kirana Yoga School. With more than two decades of experience in helping students transform their lives, she has become a leading global voice for women's awakening and liberation. She has graced the cover of Yoga Journal, Om Yoga, LA Yoga and Asia Wellness and she has been featured in publications such as The Los Angeles Times, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Mantra Magazine, and Publishers Weekly. Tomorrow she releases her book Chakra Rituals : awakening the wild woman within so please welcome Cristi to the show. Find Cristi HERE and her book HERE Find me, Alea Lovely HERE , sign up for Patreon HERE and hang out with me on IG HERE . #spiritualshit #spiritual #podcast #chakra #rituals #chakras #yoga #cristichristensen #soulfire #chakrarituals --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alealovely/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alealovely/support
Jim Schmitz, owner of The Sports Palace, a weightlifting and weight training gym and club established in San Francisco in 1968. His accomplishments in the field of Olympic-style weightlifting are numerous. He has twice been selected as head coach of United States Olympic weightlifting teams, in 1980 and 1988, and was selected as assistant Olympic Team Weightlifting coach in 1992. He was head coach for the 1979 Pan American Games Weightlifting Team and the 1977, 1985, and 1987 US World Teams. He was Competition Director for Weightlifting at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. He was president of USA Weightlifting 1988 to 1996 and a member of the International Weightlifting Federation's Executive Board and Chairman of the IWF Scientific and Research Committee, 1992 to 1996. His Sports Palace weightlifting team has won the US National Team Championships in 1982, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, and 1989. He has coached the following US National Champions, record holders, and Olympians: Ken Patera, 110+, 1972, Dan Cantore, 67.5, 1972-77, Bruce Wilhelm, 110+, Jim “Butch” Curry, 90, 1978-86, Mario Martinez, 110+, 1977-96, Rachel Silverman, 52, 1982-88, Anne Lehman, 52, 1994-2008. Jim presently coaches weightlifting in the Sports Palace “dungeon” of the gym Physique Magnifique in South San Francisco. He also teaches USA Weightlifting's Coaching Certification Courses, as well as CrossFit Olympic lifting courses. He has written and published his own book and DVD on Olympic-style weight-lifting, and authored numerous articles including an excellent collection for MILO Magazine and IronMind.com.
On episode 73 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Jessica Lee and Kris Dunn come together to discuss weird tactics companies are using to find employees, TikTok resumes and their reactions to the Olympics! Listen below (click this link if you don't see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow (Spotify)! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 2:00 - The whole crew was very into the 2020 Summer Olympics, even though they're confused on why it's called 2020 and not 2021. KD is watching the NBC primetime coverage 4:30 - KD wonders why the divers take showers after every dive. JLee tells him that it's to keep their muscles warm since the pool is so cold. The more you know! 7:00 - Shout out to Katie Ledecky who's from JLee's home area! What a beast. 9:30 - JLee is teaching her children about the Olympics and how they should root for everyone to do well and be happy for all the winners. Great sports life lessons! 11:00 - The majority of the US Olympic team are women. This is the third straight Olympics where women outnumber men for Team USA. 12:15 - JLee asks Tim and KD what the weirdest thing they've seen to help with hiring. She saw a Wendy's that was offering a free meal to do an interview for a job. KD says that the lack of change by some companies has been the oddest thing to him. 15:45 - JLee shouts out Chipotle for hopping on TikTok to ramp up hiring. 17:20 - Tim talks about how Chipotle got an influencer to come in and make a video about her past employment there. He thinks this is a really smart recruitment marketing tactic. 19:30 - JLee talks about an influencer Marriott uses that makes content about being a foster mom of teenage girls. 22:30 - Tim praises TikTok Resumes for being innovative unlike many other social platforms but is upset that their job description language is the same traditional, boring descriptions from the past. 27:00 - Tim thinks that smaller brands can have more impact using TikTok for hiring since the bigger brands have more risk involved. 31:30 - JLee asks the crew what they would say if their kids asked if they should do a TIkTok resume. Tim says that if a brand is on TikTok resumes, they should know what they're getting themselves into. ---------------Jessica Lee, Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett Kinetix HRU Tech Jessica Lee on LinkedIn Tim Sackett on Linkedin Kris Dunn on LinkedIn The Tim Sackett Project The HR Capitalist Fistful of Talent Boss Leadership Training Series
Olympics Update: Kevin Durant leads Team USA to the men's basketball gold medal game against France. Is USA a lock for the gold? US Men's 4x100 relay team fails to qualify for the final... How is that possible? Simone Biles wins beam bronze. Discussing her coverage throughout the Olympics. Plus, Max Scherzer dazzles in his LA Dodgers debut. Should he be considered as one of the best right handed pitchers of all time? The free agency moves continue in the NBA... Kemba Walker set to join the Knicks. The Lakers fill in their roster with veterans, but can they stay healthy throughout the whole year?
We discuss Colin Jost working on a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, the US Olympic basketball team beating Spain, and Are You Smarter Than Jason Dick. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kieran and Eric speak with boxing judge Tom Schreck in a wide-ranging conversation about scoring fights, and Kieran reveals which US Olympic boxing teams had the best pro careers.
"Creed" revived a legendary franchise and went down as an instant sports movie Hall of Famer when released in 2015. Writer Bradford William Davis joins Kyle Bandujo on Big Screen Sports to discuss how Ryan Coogler successfully rebooted "Rocky," the film's stunning boxing sequences, and the ultimate Big Chill moment. Follow Bradford on Twitter @BWDBWDBWD and check out his recent piece about the US Olympic fencing team here: https://www.businessinsider.com/us-olympic-fencers-object-alen-hadzic-tokyo-2021-7 You can support Big Screen Sports and pick movies to be covered in upcoming episodes by joining our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/bigscreensports Big Screen Sports is hosted/edited by Kyle Bandujo, and produced by Aaron Figueroa, Mike Schubert, Steve Rogers, Christine, and Kevin Frost. Art for Big Screen Sports was created by Riki Prosper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
PART TWO of our episode includes an interview with 3-time Olympic Gold medalist Misty May-Treanor! The boys introduce a new segment Show and Tell, which is already a fan favorite. As always we finished the show with the 908 Athlete of the Week. This week is US Olympic beach volleyball player Phil Dalhausser.
Have you caught the Olympic fever yet? Melissa presents a medal-worthy story in keeping with the global games, and it's full of wins, losses, and...lies! Travel back in time with us to 2016 when US Olympic swimmer, Ryan Lochte, was desperately trying to emerge from Michael Phelp's shadow. He was close to getting gold in Rio De Janeiro but ended up being remembered for a lot more than his near victory. Ryan sets out to redeem himself the best way he knows how… reality TV appearances, of course! Grab your country's flag and get ready to cheer “JEAH” for this story that truly has it all: games, guns, and grills! What are we watching? Rebekah gives a very lukewarm review of Netflix's three-part series, SOPHIE: Murder in West Cork. It's really beautiful, though, so there's that. Melissa doesn't need to convince Rebekah to give her latest HBO Max ( will they just sponsor us already?) show a try; The Other Two, a comedy centered around siblings who are dealing with the youngest of the three becoming YouTube famous. Lots of good actors and cameos! Rebekah provides the following clues for the next episode: UK, Wife Swap, and fraud! Any guesses? Follow us on social media! We are @criminalityshow on IG/FB + Twitter You can say hi and tell us what you're watching: email@example.com Enjoy the show? Please rate/review then share with a friend because loving REALITY isn't a CRIME! https://podfollow.com/criminality Episode Sources: PEOPLE: https://people.com/sports/ryan-lochte-says-hes-estranged-from-his-mother/ WEB ARCHIVE: https://web.archive.org/web/20120512123954/http://www.omegatiming.com/swimming/racearchives/2004/longbeach_2_2004/F73_ResByHeat_120_Final_Men_200_Medley.pdf OH FACT: https://ohfact.com/ryan-lochte-interesting-facts-about-ryan-lochte/ RYAN LOCHTE WEBSITE: https://ryanlochte.com/photos/2012/05/footwear/ RACKED: https://www.racked.com/2016/8/2/12346390/ryan-lochte-clothing-line CBS SPORTS: https://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/olympics-2021-top-storylines-to-follow-heading-into-the-tokyo-games/ CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2016/09/12/entertainment/ryan-lochte-dancing-with-the-stars/index.html NY DAILY NEWS: https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/olympic-gold-medal-swimmer-ryan-lochte-trademarks-jeah-odd-vague-made-up-catchphrase-article-1.1138569 USA TODAY: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2019/07/31/ryan-lochte-alcohol-rehab-2020-olympics-tokyo/1882157001/ TIME: https://time.com/4460233/rio-2016-olympics-gunnar-bentz-swimmer-apology/ In Deep Documentary. Peacock Network (2020) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week on the Business Of Sports, Andrew talks about... - Aaron Rodgers reporting to Packers camp (2:20) - Whether or not Deshaun Watson will be suspended this season (13:38) - Simone Biles decision to withdraw from the US Olympic team competition (21:12) - NBA Draft Night (23:16) linktr.ee/BusinessOfSports
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Fox News Medical Contributor Dr. Nicole Saphier analyzes the new CDC mask guidance & Lt. Col. Oliver North talks about his new book We Didn't Fight for Socialism: America's Veterans Speak Up and the lack of patriotism being show by the US Olympic athletes in Tokyo. [00:00:00] New Mask Rules [00:14:15] Fauci Vs. Fauci [00:18:24] The WH Responds To The New Rules [00:34:08] Don In WI [00:36:46] Biden's Says The Unvaccinated Are Not Smart [00:50:25] Psaki's "Data" [00:55:07] Fox News Medical Contributor Dr. Nicole Saphier [01:10:59] Oliver North Coming Up [01:13:30] Simone Biles' Struggles [01:27:27] Patti In Wyoming [01:31:48] Lt. Col. Oliver North [01:47:52] Fighting For Freedom
On Today's Episode of Hard Factor... The US Olympic team and it's stars are off to a tough start with the US men's basketball team and the US women's soccer team underperforming expectations and Simone Biles withdrawing from competition to take care of her mental health. In great news a French man built his disabled son a robotic body suit allowing him to walk. The DOJ sold POS Martin Shkreli's sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. An angry mob stoned a man to death who shot up a backyard party and the vigilante mob in Forth Worth, Texas. (00:00:00) - Timestamps (00:08:00) - Cup of Coffee in the Big Time - Holidays (00:10:01) - Today In History & Honorable Mention Stories (00:13:48) - #5 Sports: Blake Bortles gone in GB, Strasgberg having neck and nerve surgery, MLB trade, and Flerry traded to Blackhawks (00:14:37) - #4 George P Bush who claimed he was the one Bush who Trump liked did not get a Trump endorsement despite making koozies that gave off a different vibe (00:17:57) - #3 RIP to Joey Jordison former drummer of Slipknot (00:19:13) - #2 US Olympic woes with the US women's team tying and Simone Biles out of team competition (00:26:35) - #1 Masks are back according to the CDC and Biden administration (00:32:28) - DOJ dealing with a few cases recently like seizing the Gilgamesh Dream Tablets from Hobby Lobby who bought them in 2014 from an auction house and selling the rare Wu Tang Clan album solely owned by criminal and pharma bro Martin Shkreli to cover his debt (00:41:25) - TikTok International Moment (™) (00:41:50) - #1 French man and father built his disabled son a robotic suit to allow him to walk (00:46:11) - #2 In Japan a ton of dogs pissed on the same giant light pole in the city to the point of they eroded the medal and it fell down in the street (00:49:17) - #3 There are child gamers that refuse to leave a gaming cafe in the Philippines even with significant flooding everywhere including waist deep in the cafe (00:55:27) - Sad incident in Fort Worth Texas on Monday night when a backyard gathering led to a mass shooting and the people being shot at chased the shooter and stoned him to death These stories, and much more, are brought to you by our incredible sponsors… Wordtune - http://wordtune.com/HardFactor to try the best AI writing assistant on the market for FREE Freshly - http://freshly.com/HardFactor to get $40 off your first 2 orders of incredibly delicious pre-made meals Manscaped - http://manscaped.com - Promo Code: HARDFACTOR for 20% off and Free Shipping on the best pube trimmer known to man
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) talks about the first day of the Jan. 6 Commission & the new CDC mask guidelines & Tyrus from "Gutfeld!" and Fox Nation has some advice for the "woke" athletes on the US Olympic team. [00:00:00] The Jan 6 Commission Begins [00:15:18] Stefanik Blasts Pelosi [00:18:20] The Dems Used To Say "Stolen" [00:31:26] Kinzinger Cries [00:36:43] Schiff Says Don't Talk About Stealing Elections [00:50:41] Kids Wearing Masks Again [00:55:04] Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) [01:10:08] Biden's "Pain In The Neck" [01:13:25] AOC Wants To Ban Prisons [01:27:29] The Olympics Are Down [01:31:45] Tyrus On The Olympics [01:46:26] Masks On Planes
When Gary Hall Jr was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999 his doctors told him to give up competitive swiming and drop out of the 2000 Olympics. Instead, he charged ahead and became the first person with T1D to take home an Olympic Gold Medal. Hall won Gold in Sydney in 2000 and again in Athens in 2004, adding to the medals he'd won in 1996 before his diagnosis. Stacey caught up to Gary at this summer's Friends for Life Conference and asked him how he got past what his doctors told him. He also shared what he tells newly diagnosed families today. Plus, Benny is home – after a month abroad.. Stacey has and update on her son's trip to Israel and how they managed his diabetes for that time. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom! Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Sign up for our newsletter here ----- Use this link to get one free download and one free month of Audible, available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go! Click here for iPhone Click here for Android Episode transcript below: Stacey Simms 0:00 Diabetes Connections is brought to you by Dario health. Manage your blood glucose levels increase your possibilities by Gvoke Hypopen the first premixed auto injector for very low blood sugar, and by Dexcom take control of your diabetes and live life to the fullest with Dexcom. This is Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms. This week with the Summer Olympics underway and swimming taking center stage this week, I caught up with gold medalist Gary Hall Jr. The very first person with T1Dto take gold. He talks about what's changed since then. Gary Hall, Jr 0:40 I rely heavily on the convenience of CGM, I mean being able to see where my levels are trending. In order for me to compete at the Olympic levels and do the necessary training, I was manually testing with finger sticks 20 times a day, Stacey Simms 0:55 when Gary was diagnosed in 1999. He was told he'd never swim competitively. Again, we talked about how he got past that and what he's telling families today, and Benny is home my son after a month abroad, I have a little bit of an update on how it went. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. Welcome to another week of the show. I'm always so glad to have you here. You know, we aim to educate and inspire about diabetes with a focus on people who use insulin. My son Ben, he was diagnosed right before he turned two back in 2006. My husband lives with type two diabetes, I don't have diabetes, I have a background in broadcasting. That's how you get the podcast. And one of the fun things about going to diabetes conferences is that you don't know who you're going to run into. It turns out that just a few weeks before the postpone to Summer Olympics were to start there was an Olympic gold medal swimmer at the recent friends for life conference. So great to be able to go back in person finally kind of feeling our way through this and hoping that, you know, we'll see what happens for the rest of this year but hoping that we can get back to it. But once I saw that Gary Hall Jr. was speaking to families, attending friends for life for the first time. I knew I had to ask him to be on the show. So he graciously agreed he met me just a few hours later we did this interview in person you will hear me during the interview referred to how far he had to walk and I mean it. This conference center is huge. And I appreciate him basically meeting me at the farthest point from where he was. And you'll also likely hear some background noise or some music. If you are not familiar Gary Hall Jr. represented the United States at swimming in 1996 in 2002 1004, it's really quite a family legacy. His father, his grandfather, and his uncle all competed on the US Olympic swim team. Paul won silver in 96. And then he was diagnosed in 1999. With type one, his doctors told him he would never swim again competitively. But then in 2000 in Sydney, he became the fastest swimmer in the world. He broke his own record in 2004. And by the time he retired from competitive swimming in 2008, he had won 10 Olympic medals, including five gold. In these current Olympics. There is a competitor from the US with type one, Charlotte Drury. She's not a swimmer. She's a trampoline gymnast. And I talked about her during in the news last week, our last episode hoping to have her on the show in the near future. I'm really interested to hear the difference because it's only been what a little bit more than 20 years since Gary Hall Jr. was diagnosed and told no way dropped out of the Olympics, you'll never do it. And Charlotte Drury was diagnosed and three weeks later returned to her full training as she was diagnosed this year, she was diagnosed right before the trials. So it's a completely different world in these 22 years, let's say in between those diagnoses. So I'm really interested to kind of talk to her in the near future hopefully. Alright, so let's get to it. But first Diabetes Connections is brought to you by Gvoke Hypopen. And when you have diabetes and use insulin, low blood sugar can happen when you don't expect it. That's why most of us carry fast acting sugar. And in the case of very low blood sugar, why we carry emergency glucagon there's a new option called Gvoke Hypopen the first autoinjector to treat very low blood sugar gvoke hypo pen is pre mixed and ready to go with no visible needle. In usability studies. 99% of people were able to give Gvoke correctly find out more go to Diabetes connections.com and click on the gvoke logo gvoke shouldn't be used in patients with pheochromocytoma or insulinoma visit gvoke glucagon.com slash risk. Gary, thank you so much for walking the length of the convention center to talk to me today. I appreciate it. Gary Hall, Jr 4:50 Yeah, I'm getting my steps in today. I feel really good about it. And I'm also having a lot of fun. Awesome. I'm Stacey Simms 4:56 glad to hear that. You spoke to the first timer. Families this morning people who have are experiencing their first time to friends for life. Why was it important for you to speak to them? What were you talking to them about? Gary Hall, Jr 5:09 The antiquated expression is shell shocked. Now, I think it's PTSD. But when you go through a diagnosis, it hits your heart, it hits your family members and loved ones really hard. And you have a lot more questions than answers. And desperate is a word that comes to mind when reflecting back on my own diagnosis, what makes this such a great convention, such a great organization, friends for life, and children with diabetes. And everybody that attends, you know, it's that sense of community here that we're not in this alone, that there are others out there living and dealing with this condition in a similar way that understand your struggles. And that's really all we want. In some ways, it's just to be understood, you know, in such an emotional, traumatic time and experience. And so for first timers, many of them are newly diagnosed, or the parent of a newly diagnosed child, it means a lot to me, because I haven't forgotten what it's like, in that short time after a diagnosis and to be able to offer some support and encouragement and hope, hopefully, hope, to those makes me feel really happy. Stacey Simms 6:34 But when you were diagnosed, there was no one to lead you through it. There is no had been knowing with your experience or the experience you wanted to have. And you've very famously shared, you know, what a difficult time that was and how emotionally low it brought you. I don't want to take you through that whole thing. But I'd be curious to know, where you found inspiration. How did you get through that time when they said sorry, kid, you're done? Gary Hall, Jr 7:00 Yeah, it took time. It took time, you know, there are stages of grief, and waited my way through that mark. And found, in some ways, fortunate that I was a top level swimmer prior to the diagnosis. Because I had people reaching out to me, this is unusual, that's not the norm. And so I was able to very early connect with jdrf children's Congress, and children with diabetes. I was here in 2005. When this was a new thing. Stacey Simms 7:40 I'm gonna ask you about that. I heard there with some some swimming some kids. Yeah, it stands in the pool. Gary Hall, Jr 7:46 You can count on that when it's here at the Coronado Springs Resort. Disneyland world. Yeah, lots of swimming. Lots of smiles. Good memories. Stacey Simms 7:57 I bet I bet. But I mean, not to dwell on the difficult, but it's wonderful that they reached out to you. Right. And that is, that is an unusual experience. But you still had to find a way to say to yourself, my dream still gonna happen? Gary Hall, Jr 8:12 Yeah, there was no certainty in that pursuit. I didn't know what was possible. But this is life, right? Like, we don't know what we're capable of, until we put ourselves out there. And I was willing to try and was really fortunate to connect with Dr. Anne Peters and, and has been here in the past and spoken so many people and she's great. She's, I love her. I love hen Peters. She was the inspiration. It only came in the way of Yeah, let's give it a try. You know, is that that was such a departure from these other doctors that I had initially come in contact with that, um, yeah. If you set your mind to something and try to figure it out, you're gonna have some success, eventually. So that's what we've kind of set to work doing. And like I said, there's no certainty that I would be the fastest swimmer in the world one day, but that's what happened. Stacey Simms 9:20 Yeah. When you look back at that time, and you think about how you manage diabetes Now, what's changed for you? Gary Hall, Jr 9:29 The game changer in diabetes management was the continuous glucose monitoring device and Dexcom came out with that device just changed with diabetes management, and it was just almost like, how come I I couldn't have had this 20 years earlier? You know, or you know, I guess it wasn't that long when I but 10 years earlier. I rely heavily on the convenience of the sea. gam I mean, being able to see where my levels are trending, in order for me to compete at the Olympic levels and do the necessary training, I was manually testing with finger sticks 20 times a day. And that doesn't even come close to comparing to you know what the Dexcom has to offer? Yeah, that's been the biggest change area. You know, in 2000. I was diagnosed in 99. last century, Stacey Simms 10:25 turn of the century turn of the century, Gary Hall, Jr 10:27 you know, the pumps were really just becoming popularized at that time. And I like pumps, a lot of people swear by them and love them. But it was just I never felt connected. That's the first time I've ever used that. Upon I just caught myself. Anyway, I yeah, I just never the attachment. And maybe it was because I was swimming in the water and just wearing a skimpy Speedo or whatever body conscious, I don't know. But I was able to get over that with when the CGM and in the street behind the speedo location. Stacey Simms 11:05 We get a little personal on this show. Gary Hall, Jr 11:06 Yeah, so yeah, but the benefits to me were worth a wearable. Yeah, I live with the pump companies were doing but at the time 2000 everybody was, you know, it was parading in the convention halls. You know, the pumpers, you know, is this big movement and game changer, and you know how diabetes managed, but I found after trying all the pump set, you know, I was getting good, you know, range as long as the testing was the key. And as far as long as I was willing to give myself a shot. You know, pen needles are pretty easy to take. So that's just personal preference. Stacey Simms 11:46 I just want to ask you about the 20 finger sticks a day, because I remember my son went seven years without a CGM. And it was, especially in the pool, this pruney fingers, it's really hard to do finger sticks. Was that an issue for you? I mean, do you have memories of like, oh, not this one. I'll try this finger or I mean, it must have been slipping around on the pool and the wet test strips. Right back to Gary answering that question. But first, one of the things that makes diabetes management difficult for us that really annoys me and Benny isn't actually the big picture stuff. It's the little tasks all adding up. Are you sick of running into strips? Do you need some direction or encouragement going forward with your diabetes management, with visibility into your trends help you on your wellness journey? The Dario diabetes success plan offers all of that and more. No more waiting in line to the pharmacy. No more searching online for answers. No more wondering about how you're doing with your blood sugar levels, find out more go to my daario.com forward slash diabetes dash connections. Now back to Gary answering my question about what it's like checking your blood sugar while you're swimming. Gary Hall, Jr 13:00 So yes, drying off properly is very important. There are times where Yeah, there's just a watery blood thing I don't Yeah, it was juggling, you know, and a lot more to carry and a pocket. You know, I like to travel white empty pockets. So now I've got my smartphone and, and a pen. And so I appreciate probably that more than anything because I you know, bulky pockets, slow you down. Stacey Simms 13:29 And my listeners will definitely want to know, if you have any tips and tricks keeping that Dexcom on in the water. Everybody's got a different method because everybody's skin is different. I'll give you that disclaimer. Any advice or any thing to share? Gary Hall, Jr 13:41 Yeah, I know. I use duct tape. Stacey Simms 13:45 I need to just narrate. He looked around almost ashamedly. Yeah, I know. Gary Hall, Jr 13:53 I'm just hardcore that way. I guess I'm sorry. I kind of like the roughness of it. And so yeah, when I need securing I get that that silver ducted. Stacey Simms 14:06 I'm almost Sorry, I asked. You're meeting kids here. You're talking to parents. You know, this is a family conference. There are a lot of adults with type one as well. But I remember when my son was first diagnosed, anybody that looked like they were living well, with type one, I would just great. How did you do it? What did you do? You know, what's the key? And I know there's not really an answer for that. But I'm curious what you say, because I'm sure parents have already asked you. Gary Hall, Jr 14:30 What do you have to do to stay healthy? And? Stacey Simms 14:34 Well, I think it goes beyond that. I'll change my question. Beyond keeping your blood sugar in control and listening to your mom. Right and doing everything. Yes, always. I'm curious if there's more to it, because for me, I find that my son thrives the best when he is he's allowed to take risks. He knows that we trust him. And even if he messes up, you know, hopefully it's in a safe enough environment. He's 16. Now, just for context, So we're giving him a longer and longer rope. And I think that's important for thriving with diabetes is letting your kids make mistakes, letting yourself make mistakes. I'm curious if anything like that kind of helped you. I mean, you're somebody who had such high goals that had to help you thrive as well, Gary Hall, Jr 15:16 well, I've got children, my daughter is 15, my son is 13. Now, and they don't have diabetes, knocking on wood, and they're at an age where I remember from my childhood independence as an important thing. And as a parent, you want to protect them in a shelter them, right. And even more, so when your child has diabetes, we have to let them go, they have to leave the nest at some point, and develop that sense of independence. And so that's difficult for a lot of parents here. Especially newly diagnosed, you know, that really have that instinct to protect and shepherd and, and so then there may be some mess ups, you know, and learning curve, and trial and error process, there's air involved, and there certainly was in my learning curve and diabetes management. Eventually, you get through that, and they're able to take some ownership of it. And I think for me, I've always had a fierce sense of independence. And so that was really important for me, not just in my pursuits in the pool, but also in in diabetes management. Stacey Simms 16:34 Summer Olympics are coming up. What can we look for? Like, can you tell us anything? We should be like watching behind the scenes or stuff we don't know, or, you know, fun stuff about swimming? I mean, you you made such a show of it. Gary Hall, Jr 16:48 That sport is entertainment. So don't fault me. No, no. I had some fun. That's all I was doing. horsing around, but it for Look out, I went to the Olympic trials for USA Swimming. They were in Omaha, Nebraska just a couple weeks ago, and saw the team qualify. And what an intense meat that is, you know, they take first place and second place, third place goes home, I was able to see some outstanding swims. I'm a fan of the sport. I've been following it closely my entire life and the guy, the next guy, you know, because there's certainly been a lot of merit of, you know, Michael Phelps, his retirement, he's been a pillar of USA Swimming for so long. You know, who's going to replace that pillar. Caleb dressel is the guy. And everybody will know his name after these Olympics. He's really just a phenomenal swimmer and great role model. I expect good things out of him on the women's side. Katie ledecky, she was around in the last Olympics. She is a sweetheart, she's a darling, she's exactly who you want your daughter to grow up to be like, so Team USA is in good hands. There's a lot of swimmers with them, shoulder to shoulder, representing the United States and we can count on them to do a great job and represent us really well. Stacey Simms 18:10 And then just one last question before I let you go. Kids listening families listening with type one who want to swim, high school level college level, maybe dreaming about the Olympics. Any advice for them? I guess I'll be fishing here a little bit. But feel free to get specific. Obviously, you want them to follow their dreams? Gary Hall, Jr 18:26 Yeah. Listen, I say it often, you know, you don't have to win an Olympic gold medal to enjoy the benefits of sport. You know that there is social camaraderie, this built in a support system and you're surround yourself with other young ambitious people that have goals and work hard to chase them down. And, you know, this is an exclusive to swimming. Obviously, I'm a little bit biased. I think it's the greatest sport in the world. It is but you know, we'll we'll accept the benefits of other sports in addition to I love sport, I love what it teaches the data. It's overwhelming kids that are involved on us in a sports program on a sports team average, they outperform their classmates by one full grade in the classroom. You know what it does in stress reduction, and overall health benefit is tremendous. You know, if there was a single drug that had the efficacy of exercise and provided the same benefits of exercise, every single doctor in the world would prescribe that. It doesn't have to be swimming doesn't have to be for a gold medal. But go out and have some fun. Stacey Simms 19:43 Gary, thank you so much for talking to me. You're listening to Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms. Lots more information about Gary in the show notes at diabetes dad connections.com or wherever you're listening, most podcast players will let you access the notes. But I do put a transcript in now to every episode. And that can get a little bit long. So if you don't like the way it looks in whatever player you're listening to just head on back to Diabetes connections.com and click on the episode homepage. And I'll be honest with you, I don't usually share this kind of stuff, but I kind of wish I prepared a little bit better. I mean, I didn't realize I was talking to Gary until I talked to Gary. Right. I met him there. And he said, Sure, I'll come on. And then we did the interview. And he has so many other things I wish I had asked about he punched a shark. I guess this dude who's in the middle of a shark attack, the shark was attacking his sister, and he punched the shark. I mean, this is a crazy story, his sister's okay. And he's also been very outspoken about doping during the Olympics. I'd like to talk to him again, maybe we'll be able to do an Olympic Roundtable, one of these days with the other athletes who have competed, but he was very gracious to talk to me and to make the schlep all the way down the hallway to where I was, and you're laughing, it probably takes a good 15 minutes to get where I was in the conference center there at the beautiful Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World. That's where they have the friends for life conference every year in July. All right, up next, Benny is home. Many of you know that I haven't really felt like I could breathe for the month that he was overseas. So I'll tell you a little bit about how we handle that. But first Diabetes Connections is brought to you by Dexcom. And when we first started with Dexcom, back in December of 2013, the share and follow apps were not an option. They hadn't come out with the technology yet. So trust me when I say using the share and follow apps makes a big difference. I think it's really important to talk to the person you're following or sharing with get comfortable with how you want everybody to use the system. Even if you're following your young child. These are great conversations to have, what numbers will you text, how long we will need to call that sort of thing. That way the whole system gives everyone real peace of mind. I'll tell you what I absolutely love about Dexcom share, and that's helping Vinnie with any big issues using the data from the whole day and night, not just one moment, internet connectivity is required to access separate Dexcom follow up to learn more, go to Diabetes, Connections comm and click on the Dexcom logo. All right, so Benny is home. As I am taping this episode. He's been home for just two days. Now we grabbed him up from the airport here in Charlotte and hugged him, I did not want to let him go. It was so nice to see him. So just real quick, if you aren't familiar, then he is 16. He's been going to a non diabetes, sleepaway camp for a month since he was nine years old. And it is with this camp, that he just went to Israel. And he was gone for a little bit more than a month. So how did we do it? How did we let him go with a non diabetes crew of people overseas for all that time, I'm going to do an episode hopefully with Benny soon I want to get his take on this. But I'll just give you an overview basically, of what we planned and how it went. So the main thing to know is that Benny has been doing this for a long time when he goes to this camp. As I said, one month since he was nine years old, we do not use share, we don't use Dexcom, I am not a part of his day to day diabetes care. So I think that's the first big thing to know. And also the first big thing that went into really making sure that he knew what he was doing. He's proved time and time again, that he could do this. It's never perfect, I should probably have led with that. We don't expect perfect blood glucose lines and numbers when he's at camp. That's not part of our expectation, which I think helps a lot. And I am used to not really knowing what's going on for an entire month. Now certainly we check in with the medical staff, and especially when he was younger, we would have phone calls. And we did a lot of prep. And we did a lot of prep here. So we made sure that the staff knew what was going on that he had diabetes, that he will be that he will be a little bit more help probably in certain situations that they had to make sure to store things correctly, not just the insulin, but storing all of the extra diabetes supplies. You don't want dex comms and pump and sets. You know, when you're schlepping across the Negev desert, you really don't want those in your backpack. So where would we keep them that they would stay cool, you know, that kind of thing. We decided to set up several different profiles in his pump, he uses the Tandem x two with control IQ, which was frankly a very big help on this trip. But we set up a few different profiles, the regular profile, a 15%, less insulin profile, any 30% less insulin profile, and we named them that 15% less 30% less, make it really easy for him to adjust as he got there because there were some times when they were incredibly active, you know, lots of hiking, lots of moving around lots of heat. We decided in advance, you know, had a lot of conversations about this that a staff member would follow is Dexcom. I will debrief Benny more about how this actually went. But my understanding is that the counselor who is known for years followed his numbers but only had the urgent low alert on his phone. So you know, he wasn't getting beeps all day long. And that seems to have worked out very well. I also followed I wasn't quite sure that I wanted to like I said, I don't usually follow him when he's away for that month at camp. But we decided in this circumstance, it would be a good idea. But I had to have a plan. So Benny and I talked about what do I do? Right? What am I supposed to do from North Carolina? If he's beeping in Tel Aviv? So we decided that if he was low for a certain amount of time, if he was high for a certain amount of time, I would text Benny. And if I didn't get an answer, then I had a system set up in place where Okay, I would call the counselor who was following him no answer. I would call the counselor and staff who's in Israel, no answer, I would call the staff in New York. And we would go through that I never had a moment during the month where I had to call anybody or text anybody. But Benny, and I only did that, and we'll talk about the episode that we do together. There were a couple of times where he was not low, but it was alerting urgent low for longer than I would have been happy with. So that's why, you know, when he's low for that amount of time, I texted him, he said, it's fine. We resolved it. That's about it. I mean, what other prep did we do? The prep that we've been doing since he was two years old, you know, my philosophy is trying to get him as independent, as confident as I can with diabetes, although I gotta be honest with you, that has come back to bite me because I did not expect him to be this into 16. And I was, frankly, very worried all month, but he did great. He really did. It's a lot to shoulder. It's a lot to shoulder at any age with diabetes, right at any time. But this in particular was a big challenge for him. I'm really proud of him. And I can't wait to hear although if you know, Benny, if you've listened for a long time, I'm also kind of dreading hearing someone. Say, but we'll be honest with you, and we'll share it all. So hopefully, that'll happen in the next month. I'll have him on the show to talk about his trip. But he is home. He did really well. And he's excited to be sleeping in his own bed. Alright, before I let you go, we are traveling a lot in the next couple of weeks, just some family stuff. And I'm going to be at a podcast conference going to Nashville for podcast movement. So I don't think we're going to have any schedule interruptions. I've got it planned out pretty well. But hey, you never know. Please join Diabetes Connections, the group to stay up to date when stuff happens. I post there first, so you will know what's going on. But I think we're smooth sailing in terms of shows. We are talking to the folks from afrezza and I've got an omnipod update lots of information about what's in front of the FDA right now. Man, I hope that stuff gets approved soon, but we shall see. And then we're going to be back to school here. In the end middle of August, middle of August for my daughter goes back to college end of August for Benny and COVID and delta variant permitting. I'm really hoping to get back to some in person activity on the local level on the national level. So fingers crossed, we shall see. thank you as always to my editor John Bukenas from audio editing solutions. Thank you so much for listening. I'll be back in a couple of days with in the news. Join me for the top stories in the diabetes community. Until then, be kind to yourself. Benny 28:00 Diabetes Connections is a production of Stacey Simms Media. All rights reserved. All wrongs avenged
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Chase and May are joined today by Kara and Caleb Campbell. Kara is a celebrity event planner and human connection facilitator, and Caleb is a West Point graduate, former US Army officer, former NFL player, and former US Olympic bobsled athlete. Today, Chase, May, Kara, and Caleb talk all things relationships and the importance and necessity of continuous growth and maintaining a space for you to thrive in. They speak on how this all allows for the introduction of deep, meaningful relationships into your life as well as the strengthening of the relationships you already have. They also dive deep into emotional honesty as being fundamental to progression (or regression, if you lack it). Emotional honesty, they say, serves as a guide that allows you to filter the friendships and other relationships that serve you from those that don't. That honesty also helps you accept the ease of falling in love and finding your person. Finally, they reflect on why your perspective of events, particularly challenging ones, is the key factor to your getting through them while taking away valuable lessons for growth. From the divine ambush, discover how you can turn the holy frustration which follows into radical acceptance and, at last, go from there into sacred flow. Follow Kara @bykaraelise Follow Caleb @caleb_campbell Follow May @mayyazdi Follow Chase @chase_chewning Episode resources: Save 15% on organic instant coffee from Strong Coffee Company with code CHASE at https://strongcoffeecompany.com/?ref=idvqn2vvx5y Save 15% on the 100% grass fed beef sticks from Paleovalley with code EVERFORWARD at https://paleovalley.com/store/beef-sticks For complete show notes visit https://chasechewning.com/podcasts/episode/499
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