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A highlight from 505: The 5 Things That Are Ruining Your Meditation (and Your Life)  And How to Handle Them | Bonnie Duran

10% Happier with Dan Harris

04:36 min | 3 hrs ago

A highlight from 505: The 5 Things That Are Ruining Your Meditation (and Your Life) And How to Handle Them | Bonnie Duran

"Approximately a million times on this show about how the Buddha was an inveterate list maker. Homie loved to name and categorize aspects of the human experience ingredients of our suffering and the various factors at play when we wake up and get over ourselves. All of this list making was not undiagnosed OCD, at least I don't think it was, but I don't know. What do I really know, the Buddha lived 2600 years ago before they even wrote stuff down. But in any event, I'm pretty sure these listicles were not compulsive behavior or an early form of clickbait. It was instead what the Buddhists like to call skillful means. The Buddha was giving us easy to remember, checklists to help us do life better. One of the handiest lists the Buddha ever made was called the 5 hindrances. These are the 5 things that mess us up when we're trying to meditate or in fact when we're trying to do anything. If you've got an issue right now, odds are pretty high that you are in the throes of one of these hindrances. The excellent news here is that the Buddha not only created this taxonomy of obstacles, but he also created a long list of antidotes. So we're going to run through all of this today the individual hindrances and some of the antidotes with a great Dharma teacher who's making her a second appearance right here on this show. Bonnie Doran is a teacher and member of the teacher's council at spirit rock meditation center and director of the center for indigenous health research at the University of Washington's indigenous wellness research institute. One of the reasons I really enjoy talking to her aside from the fact that she's very funny is that she combines extensive practice and knowledge of Buddhism with her deep understanding of indigenous spiritual practices, which are totally fascinating to me. In this conversation, we talk about how the 5 hindrances manifest in our daily lives using The Rain technique to investigate the 500s. We've talked about rain many times on this show, but if it's new to you, Bonnie will define it. We also talk about whether there is any type of desire that is actually helpful, cultivating a sky like attitude in your mind, how to not water the seeds of negativity, the similarities between indigenous beliefs and what the Buddha taught, how body scans that's a meditation technique for the uninitiated can be an antidote to sleepiness, a huge problem for many of us on and off the cushion. And we talk about whether you can ever uproot the hindrances entirely. Before we dive in a little bit of context here, as stated, we're talking about the 500 today, but and stay with me here. This episode is actually the latest installment in a series we've been doing on another classic Buddhist list. The four foundations of mindfulness. The four foundations of mindfulness is a seminal discourse of the Buddha where he lays out the four ways to establish mindfulness or four ways to wake up to what's happening right now and stop sleepwalking through your life. Okay, so here's where things get a little head spinny, perhaps the 5 hindrances are actually part of the fourth foundation of mindfulness. What? Huh? It turns out the fourth foundation of mindfulness is actually a kind of a list within a list. I could say a lot more about this, but I fear I'm going to mess it up and make everything more confusing. Just know that right now we're going to talk about the 500s is and that in an interesting way they fit into the overarching list of the four foundations. That's all you need to know. Trust me, you're going to get a lot out of this and we will get started with Bonnie Duran right after this. Hi, I'm Amy breckinridge, and I work behind the scenes here at 10% happier. Sometimes people write into us. I'm prompted to tell us how the techniques they learned in the 10% happier app changed their lives. Here's one of those users talking about his experience. About one year ago, I joined 10% happier and started to meditate. It was 6 months before my 70th birthday, and I was depressed. If I needed it hard to sleep and very short tempered with friends and family. I can not tell you how much you've changed my life. Better husband, father, friend, and colleague. Generally able to sleep through the night in peace. And yes, I am happier, much happier. Next week I should clock 365 consecutive days of meditation. Do I regret that I didn't discover meditation 40 years ago?

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A highlight from How To Be a Good Leader - It's Simple

The Daily Boost

08:07 min | 5 hrs ago

A highlight from How To Be a Good Leader - It's Simple

"What state? It's Wednesday. Oh, happy Wednesday. Good to have you. Thanks for stopping by. The daily boost studio here today and me doing my thing. Okay, so today we're gonna talk about how to be a good leader. And there's a lot of traits of leader, a lot of traits of leadership. A lot of folks are bored later some learn to be leaders, I think, is a combination of the two that make you great after study, right? But all the money I think is one thing that will make all the difference in the world, and it's a very simple, simple thing that if you get, it will change your world. If I can talk you eat it and I will. It is a daily boost from motivation to move dot com the positive boost you need every single day, life begins when you move, and when you start moving, you can change the world. That's what we believe movers can do, and my job here today is very simple. I know you don't like it. I get it, man. I do. What do we thought? I know you like the show. I know you like what I do here. But here's the bottom line. Does anybody want to have to do something every single day? No. If I told you listen 5 days a week and most of you don't, most of you listen two or three days a week, something like that. And I said, you'll pick up a little nugget and you begin to reframe and chip away at your old identity a little bit and become a new person you want to be. Not that you should just listen to me. You should listen a lot of people taking lots of information. But you don't want to listen every single day. Who wants to do that? I'm not telling you to, but I'm saying the more you pay attention to what's going in your head, the more you allow your identity to be formed in a different direction, the more you'll change, the more you'll get what you want. Success is not, it's not, it's not hard. It's just a lot of hard work. That's all. It's actually really simple. We're going to talk about that today. I'm happy to have you. My name is Scott Smith, founder, chief motivating officer here at motivation to move dot com. My YouTube channel. I've been talking about it for a long time. Decided to go, it's a lot of work. It's just a whole level of stuff for me. It is just a lot of work. And I love to work hard. We'll talk about that today, but okay, here's the deal. Get some gray hair. Don't look on camera like I did about ten years ago. I was like, oh man, this stinks. Why did not YouTube incredibly popular? Well, it did. I just didn't take advantage of it. But October 10th, daily was podcast dot com slash YouTube. You can fight it. It's for you. Credentials to advance, confidence to stand out in your career. At regent university, you'll join more than 30,000 world changers making a difference in high demand fields. Pursue your bachelor's masters or doctorate online or on campus in Virginia Beach. Your degree from top ranked regent university is waiting, so is the world you will elevate, say yes to your purpose. In position yourself for a brighter future, visit regent dot EDU slash learn more. Regent dot EDU slash learn more. So how to be a good leader. It's simple, simple, simple. We talked about this before, but I want to kind of shake you up just a little bit on this one because this is a different angle I've taken on before. Your hair on fire is it on fire for success. It needs to be. That's kind of weird metaphor here on fire, but people said that before. I'm hot to go. I'm ready to look at me. I'm flaming. Let's get out there and do stuff. Is your hair on fire to get what you want? That pretty much sums up what it takes to get what you want. That's it. If you're kind of drifting through life, I kind of wanted to do that. I don't have any hard set goals. Yeah, I know I should make another sales call. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know I should maybe say I love you to my wife a little bit more, have a successful marriage. I know. Remember, you are the energy in your world. If there's anything going wrong in your world, including relationships and things like that, you're the one that changes it. By lighting your hair on fire and bringing that energy to the table, watch how people keep up. You're the one. A lot of people sit back and say, Scott, what can I do for myself? This is personal development. It's called self improvement, right? Self growth. Self help. Hate that term self help. I don't hate it. It just doesn't apply to me. But ultimately, it is that. But it's you reaching down inside yourself and then taking that energy and shoving it out the doors so the world feels you and hears you. That changes everything. There's nothing you can't change if you don't do that. So here's a something you've heard in the past. The faster the leader speed the faster the pax speed may have heard it differently than that, that's how I spew it out today. In other words, when you go fast when you're driven to go fast, people pick up on it. It's a success likes speed. It's very sensible. Very desirable. It's just the truth, and you know it to be true. When you get moved when you start doing stuff, things happen. If you delay, if you put things off, if you have opportunity to come in your way and somebody sends you an email, and hey, we have this great opportunity for you. And then you take three weeks to get back to them. That opportunity is gone. At the same time, if you have something that you reach out to somebody else and push them and they don't get back to you right away, that opportunity is gone. You have to go to somebody else. So knowing your goals and taking what I used to call, by the way, massive and perfect action. Always speeds up success. Now, I don't call it that anymore. Although people will argue with me, this has got, I like massive and perfect action. Basically, the concept of that is simply that just take massive action like Tony said, Tony Robbins, right? And we throw him perfect in the middle of it because sometimes perfection stops you from doing things you want to do. So we threw the imperfect into it. The problem I have with that is listen, I like it. I do. I like an excuse like anybody. It does not be perfect. Just do it. It's good enough, right? Yeah, we all know that, right? And at the same time, it lingers with me as somewhat of a somewhat of an excuse. So I've changed the term now to massive important action. That always speeds up success because if you hear me talk about this, you'll know and you'll hear I think we're talking about later on this week. It's all about focusing on what's really important to you doing just that and that alone until you get what you want. That's it. So when you speed up your success, when you get your hair on fire, when you decide to go fast, what happens is people all around you get caught up in their leaders belief. Whatever belief you cast, they're going to get caught up in it. And you are a leader. If you walk into a grocery store, with your hair on fire, motivated, fired up, you got to get those tomatoes and they got to be right. them now. People are going to, yeah, me too. They're going to pick up all the enthusiasts and don't they? When you crank up your energy and your urgency, others feel your passion. They support your mission. That's how you get what you want. You figure that out yet in your life. You should, if you're looking around saying, why don't people support me? Why can't I get what I want? Why? Well, maybe you don't have enough energy and enthusiasm. Because people need that. 80, 90% of this world needs people like me who are silly enough to open themselves up with podcasts and be naturally enthusiastic naturally optimistic and still understanding life sucks sometimes. And yet, boom, come back and say, no, let's fire up, let's go fast. Let's get stuff done. To be driven to get what you want. Are you driven? I was in an event. Last week. You may know Russell Brunson. I've used his software and stuff for years now. I think it was one of the first guys on board with that to use a software. Deciding to go to his event is funnel hacking event. I'm not a funnel hacker. I don't want to do that, but I want to go to the vent to see what it was all about. At the very first presentation was about, are you driven? It was amazing, basically, Napoleon hill's book outwitting the devil as I came from. Are you driven? Are you a drifter? I can tell you unequivocally, 80% of the population is drifting 20% is driven. And probably only 5% are really driven. Which one are you? Are you drifting around? You waiting for somebody to drive you? Speed of the leader, speed of the pack. That's called being driven. So when I say stand up take a step repeat, I'm saying get your ideas, get enthusiastic decide how you're going to change the world, know that you can make a decision to go after it and go do it. And be driven until you get what you want. What's that? What if people around me are not driven? What if everybody I'm hanging out with is just kind of drifting around? What do I do, Scott? 80% of the world is drifting, waiting for somebody to come save them.

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A highlight from How to Feel Lighter with Yung Pueblo

The One You Feed

01:05 min | 12 hrs ago

A highlight from How to Feel Lighter with Yung Pueblo

"Thanks for joining us. Our guest on this episode is Diego Perez, a meditator and New York Times bestselling author who is widely known on Instagram in various social media networks through his pen name, young Pueblo. The name means young people, and it serves to remind him of his Ecuadorian roots, his experiences and activism, and that the collective of humanity is in the midst of important growth. On this episode, Diego and Eric discuss his work in general, as well as his most recent book, lighter. I love this quote from the Buddha, the mind, hard to control, flighty of lighting where it wishes, one does well to tame. The disciplined mind brings happiness. Happiness can often feel like an elusive goal everyone seems to strive for and never quite achieves because we seek it outside of ourselves rather than going inward, which is something mindfulness teaches us to do. And Ginny? Yes, Eric. This idea of taming the mind is why you named your program the well trained mind, right? Yep, and I'm excited to announce that it's open for enrollment. Now through

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A highlight from Dr. Christiane Northrup: Medical Freedom, Injection Protection + How To Save Yourself & Your Sanity #435

The Life Stylist

07:50 min | 19 hrs ago

A highlight from Dr. Christiane Northrup: Medical Freedom, Injection Protection + How To Save Yourself & Your Sanity #435

"Now I'm guessing that doctor northrup needs no introduction for most of you, but for the few of you that are not yet familiar with her work, here's the scoop on her illustrious career. Christiane northrup MD is a visionary pioneer in women's health. She's also a board certified o-b-gyn and New York Times bestselling author of women's bodies, women's wisdom, the wisdom of menopause and goddesses never age. In 2013, readers digest named doctor northrup, one of the most 100 trusted people in America, and then in 2016, she was named one of Oprah Winfrey's super soul 100. And if that's not enough, she's also hosted 8 highly successful public television specials and her work has been featured on The Today Show, NBC nightly news, the view Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, 2020, and the Doctor Oz show among many others, including the one you're about to hear. Now I've been a fan of hers for many years and even more so recently due to her unflinching stance on the many egregious offenses against humanity and are fundamental rights that have been perpetuated by the medical and political establishment in the era of the pandemic. I mean, she's truly a warrior and someone who's been fighting for all of us on the front lines of freedom from day one of this colossal tyrannical shit show. And the episode you're about to hear is much more a meeting of the minds or a fireside chat of sorts than it is an interview in the formal sense. We essentially catch up on the current state of humanity and what some of us are doing to keep our heads above water in these turbulent times. As such, we discuss many a topic in this one, so I'll just drop a couple items here and get right into it. We cover doctor Northrop's most important message once so dangerous to the establishment that they had no choice but to demonize and censor her over the past two and a half years. The absolutely dire effects that face diapers and social distancing have had on kids. How to deal with the loss of family members and friends with opposing views on hot topics like jabs and mandates. The risks of spike protein shedding and how to keep yourself safe from the fallout, some tactics of recovery for people with buyers remorse after opting into the latest experimental gene therapy. The miracle solution to ending seasonal colds and flu once and for all. The well kept secret of how to play and win financial 5D chess and a system that's rigged heavily against us and finally how to protect yourself and your loved ones from the imminent economic crash. And to that end, specifically in the second hour doctor Northrop and I discussed the tool were both using to join a movement that is facilitating a parallel economy based on gaining access to sound money, AKA noble metals. And this is something I'm really excited about personally as someone who unfortunately has never been that great at saving and has a growing interest in investing in silver and gold. So I'm going to tell you now before we start if you want to learn more about this strategy and join our community of freedom oriented people, I'll invite you now to visit Luke's story dot com slash real money, where you can learn about this opportunity along with me. Again, that's Luke's story dot com slash real money. And lastly, before we jump down this rabbit hole, I really want to invite you to keep an open mind as some of what we discussed will likely be foreign and maybe even triggering for a few of you. Just know that as always, I'm seeking to find and share the truth about our world and our place in it. As a result, it's sometimes necessary to have some tough conversations about topics that are for some of us more comfortable to avoid. And in this episode, as you can tell, many such topics are explored. Yet she and I definitely both express and feel a sense of hope, if not faith, actually, that if we all come together with a balance of sincerity of humor and compassion as a shared humanity, we might just see our way through this time of great change. So hang in there as you listen and enjoy this wild ride of an episode with the one and only doctor Christian Northrop on the lifestyle list podcast. Doctor northrup welcome to the lifestyle as podcast. What a pleasure to be here, Luke. You know, this one's a long time coming. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. I made a list. God, probably 5 years ago. You know, after being going for about a year and I was like, all right, these are the big names that I want the big guests that I want to go after. And you're still on that list and for whatever reason, you know, it's just, I get caught up in life in another person shows up in another one shows up and I rarely actually get to that list. So, you know, our mutual friend Seth, from tourmaline springs, great swimming water out of Maine, you know, finally it's like, oh, we're good friends. She's my neighbor. I'll connect you. I was like, yes, finally. That's great. Yeah, Seth has been a real Beacon of crystalline light and good water during this time. You know, when we had to find each other, I didn't know Seth. And then he shows up in my living room with a whole case of the water. And is on the same page, you know? You never knew. I mean, we never knew who in the last two and a half years has been with us and who hasn't been with us, and we've all been pretty shocked by those who kind of fell off the truck. We're sort of part of us. You know, I just say, wow, they just fell off the turnip truck. Oh, really Waldorf schools, yoga teachers. Oh, channeling, you know, apparently erudite beings from other dimensions. And you too, a two brute, I don't think so. So, I mean, there are those of us who saw it from the beginning. I'm doing a thing with Brandon straka next Saturday, and it's called the army of the awakened. Awesome. I love that. His walk away campaign. You know, just walk away from basically insanity, really. Yeah, yeah. I've noticed that as these medical issues, or at least they're being, they're being represented as medical issues. I don't know that they have been, but you know, there's so much politics involved in it, right? And then in the beginning of this, you had more of kind of the right leaning people who were really behind Trump and thinking that he was going to be the messiah that came and saved us all. And people were kind of leaning into that. And then now I think thankfully you have people from kind of both sides of the spectrum politically, at least a large enough swath of them, hopefully. To form a critical mass where they're going, you know what? It isn't about this side or that side of politically. It's about you're either pro humanity or you're not. We're calling it sort of the third party, the medical freedom party. And long ago, in the summer of 2020, Tam pop or audible Ohio said, okay, I know a way to end this because she called the whole thing fact free hysteria. And you know, that when it started. And she said, okay, here's what we're going to do. We're going to become one issue voters. And the one issue is, do you or do you not believe that I should have the right to determine what gets injected into my body or that of my children? And if you say something like, well, I'm not sure, and will there are circumstances where no next next. So what we've done in the past two and a half years is we really have raised an army of light where people realize that the left and the right are often hopelessly corrupted, often by the same powers, and here's what it is. It's like having your basic borderline personality disorder or narcissist. And it's this. Oh, I know how we're going to do this. I'll get you to fight with her. And then I will be the good guy. And then I'll get all the loose. And the loose is the money, the energy, the attention,

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A highlight from Encore - Steven Gundry -Tired? Low Mood? Good Bacteria to the rescue! The Gut Brain Connection

Untangle

07:17 min | 20 hrs ago

A highlight from Encore - Steven Gundry -Tired? Low Mood? Good Bacteria to the rescue! The Gut Brain Connection

"Welcome, doctor gundry. Thanks, Ariel. I'm happy to be here. Got your band actually sitting by my bed. So there you go. It's a joy and a pleasure to have you because for a lot of us are get up and go truly has got up and gone these days. It sure has. Who would have guessed? I know. So what's one of the first things that you recommend to somebody who is feeling like they could use a little bit more zip in their lives? There's many factors that go into why most of us are tired and fatigued and just don't have the energy that we thought we ought to have many of us think we owe our modern lifestyle or COVID. This is normal to feel like this, but in fact my research and that of many others have shown that this tiredness is not normal. And it's actually a sign that something is really wrong deep inside. There's two things that I think are really important for people and understand one is that hippocrates, the father of medicine, 2500 years ago, said all disease begins in the gut. And how that guy could be so smart that long ago without our sophisticated tests, he knew that for instance our mood game in our gut or illnesses came from our gut. And we now know that he was absolutely right that most of our issues, including being tired, and including having depression or anxiety, actually stems from gut dysbiosis, which is a fancy way of saying that the microbiome within our gut is all screwed up. And number two, from leaky gut, leaky gut is not some pseudoscience name that if you'd asked me 15 years ago, that's what I would have called it. Leaky gut really underlies most of our health issues that occur in us, including tiredness, including moods that aren't what we would want them to be. And I talk a lot in the book in the energy paradox about the what we used to call the gut brain connection, but we now have expanded it to the microbiome gut brain connection. And that microbiomes contribution to all of this that really is, I think, exciting for all of us who want to improve our mood, want to get rid of our tiredness and that's what the book concentrates on. So this is a very fascinating and maybe earth shaking concept that the billions of little bacteria that are living in your stomach are in large part contributing to your mood and your energy. Can you tell us how that works? Break down the science of what's going on there. It turns out that for years we now understood and most people have heard of probiotics, which are friendly bacteria, and yogurt, and you get your probiotics, more and more people are beginning to hear the concept of prebiotics, which are the fibers that the probiotics eat. But what's really exciting and actually won the Nobel Prize for medicine fairly recently is the discovery of post biotics and postbiotics are for lack of a better word. The farts that bacterium make when they eat prebiotics. And this postbiotics, which are both short chain fatty acids and a lot of gases like hydrogen gas like hydrogen sulfide gas, like methane, actually constitute a language, a true language where the microbiome, those 100 trillion bacteria that live in your gut talk to the mitochondria, which are the energy producing organelles in most of our cells, and they literally talk to our neurons in our brain. And they actually tell your neurons what to do. They tell your mitochondria what to do. And the absence of these postbiotics have now been shown to underlie a great deal of our depression, our anxiety, our anger, our sleep disturbances, and reconstituting these postbiotics and reintroducing them by giving bacteria what they want to eat can actually dramatically impact mood and energy. I mean, it's so far out there crazy Star Wars that the single cell organisms could have that much effect on our upper level functioning as a thinking feeling human being. But it happens. So in short, what you're saying is we're feeling depressed and grumpy and part because we don't have enough bacteria farts. Yeah, that's basically what I'm saying. And doctor Daniel aemon, who's become a friend of mine who's probably one of the great psychiatrists who focuses on brain health. And now is also convinced that we probably should discard even these concepts of mental illness. And we should, in fact, concentrate on a gut illness that is being manifested in our brain as mood changes. Let's dig down even deeper because this is both a shocking concept and for people who don't understand the relationships between a bacteria in your stomach and what goes on in your head, can you actually break down the biology of that a little bit further, take us through the pathways, not in detail, but in a way that we can understand the pathways that move a bacteria's effluvium to be able to communicate with our brain and trigger a change. Let me use a great example that I use in the book that I think just is mind-blowing in a way. We know that we're having an epidemic of dementia and Parkinson's in this country and Alzheimer's. And a Japanese study recently looked at the gut microbiome of people with Parkinson's disease and compared them to the gut microbiome of normal people. And lo and behold, the gut microbiome of people with Parkinson's disease did not produce hydrogen gas. They did not have bacteria that made hydrogen gas out of eating fiber. And so they got the clever idea of giving these people with Parkinson's hydrogen water, which is literally hydrogen dissolved in water, and it's actually easy to do. I even make a tablet dissolves hydrogen and water at Gendry and D, but that's off the point. So they gave these people hydrogen water to drink and lo and behold their Parkinson's symptoms got better.

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A highlight from Parenting Outside The Lines with Meghan Leahy

The Angry Therapist Podcast

05:52 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Parenting Outside The Lines with Meghan Leahy

"Hi, my name is John Kim. I'm a therapist who went through his own rebirth many years ago and I've been documenting my journey ever since sharing my life lessons and revelations. I believe in casual over clinical with you instead of at you, I come unrehearsed on purpose because self help doesn't have to be so complicated. I have a special treat for you today. We're going to talk about parenting and I'm bringing on an expert who's written a book about parenting and if you're a parent, you're going to learn a lot from this live. If you're not a parent, you're going to learn a lot from this live. Okay, so let me take a breath. And let me wait for my guest. And as you're listening, here's a question for you. What is one revelation that you've had about yourself? What's your greatest revelation about self? Hey. Hey. God, I'm looking really greasy. Crazy. I did that thing where I worked out and then I showered, but I haven't stopped sweating. You and John go well together. It's like, let's feed this into our lives, you know? Work out, do a live, do some life. I swear, just by thinking too much. I sweat. Nice. Nice. Anyway, hey, before we start, 'cause I always do an opening question. What is one revelation, what's your most recent revelation about yourself? And we'll start with you, Megan. Oh, shit. Oh God. That I'm repeating anxious patterns for my childhood. The voice isn't actually mine. But I've been claiming it as mine. Yeah, I love it. I think many can relate to that Vanessa, one revelation about yourself. Pretty big revelation. One revelation about myself is not a new revelation. It's a revelation I have over and over again, which is I need to give myself more balance and listen to that inner voice when it says today is a day to do nothing and to be in the garden and not touch your phone. Nice. Okay. Great. Well, today we have an awesome episode because we're talking about parenting. And Megan, you wrote a book about parenting and yeah, I don't know where it is. You don't have to show it, what's the name of it? Parenting outside the lines. And then it has like this all this other stuff. It's just a book that, you know, the irony is I'm part of the very problem that I seek to help people with, which is too many voices in the parenting atmosphere. And so I really just kind of wanted to get down to the basics of connection and not get mired up and mindful parenting conscious parenting. Whatever. Yeah. But more really true, like theoretical underpinnings of all humans. I love this. I love your title because I think when it comes to parenting, there's so much judgment, you know, also as a parent, I notice judgment, Vanessa and I were just at a restaurant last night. And of course we have the iPad up for Logan so we could all eat or else she goes crazy and we noticed that there was a family right behind us and kept turning around trying to look at the iPad and you could tell the anxiety and the dad as he grabbed the kid's head and was forcing it as if the child was an action figure and forcing the head to not move. And I could just tell that they had so much judgment that we were allowing our kid to watch CoComelon. So everyone could be happy to eat dinner, you know? Yeah. Meanwhile, I took a sip of my drink and I was like, I mean, I'm enjoying my meal. Yeah. Yeah, it's tough. It's tough out there as a parent. It is. It is. The most of the voices come from within us. And then we take our own insecurities, which we didn't even maybe know we had, and our brain is a negativity bias seeking machine, right? So all the people that may be looking at you, like what a cute family, we don't see, and we see the people that are looking a scant and have thoughts and feelings about our parenting and our brain just loves to be like, think, I'm being judged with the idea, which either makes us be like that to the other parent, or go into shame mode. Yeah. So let's get really into it. Vanessa, what's the hardest thing for you as a parent? Besides the obvious, like, you know, lack of time. Being touched out and all that. But as a parent, what do you struggle with the most? Pretty much a constant craving missing and desire for freedom and a long time. Exactly how old is your kiddo? Two and a half. 19. Two and a half. Yeah. Yeah. It's one of those things where, you know, and I'm sure you know this man, and it's like, I feel that way, and then I feel guilty for feeling that way.

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Boxes (MM #4209)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 4 d ago

Boxes (MM #4209)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. I've had cats for years. Gosh, going on 30 years now, and they've always had different personalities. Our current cat busy who we've had what 8 9 years now. She loves cardboard boxes. She loves to sit in them, she loves to hide in them. She loves to eat them, chew on them. We'd had cats who enjoyed playing with cardboard boxes, but tired of them quickly and didn't think anything of it. We've got three cardboard boxes sitting in our living room right now and we can't take them anywhere because the cat has to have her cardboard boxes. So I was always wondering why cats like cardboard or do all cats like cardboard. Come to find out they're drawn to cardboard for many reasons. One of which is the novelty factor. It can hold on to smells and the texture they can rub up against so it's both sturdy, but yet at the same time they can chew on it. It's like shelter. It's one of those innate things that happens to some cats. But again, kind of weird that 5 or 6 or 7 cats in. I never had a cat who loved cardboard boxes like our cat busy does. So our house will continue to be strewn with cardboard and cardboard boxes. And every now and again, she'll chew on it too. The good thing is she doesn't actually eat the cardboard. She just chews on it and then leaves it on the carpet for us to clean up. That's our cat.

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Traffic Delays (MM #4205)

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Traffic Delays (MM #4205)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Here in Nashville, we complain about the traffic all the time, but a recent study says we really don't spend that much time in traffic here in Nashville. The cities where U.S. drivers do spend a lot of time, New York City, Boston, Houston, LA, San Francisco, Dallas Fort Worth, Chicago, all make sense. But what's fascinating, New Yorkers spend an average of 56 hours in one year in traffic. Chicago 39 hours in one year in traffic. Of the large cities, Austin, Texas, 41 hours in traffic in a year. In the medium sized cities, Akron, Ohio, 27 hours in traffic. We've always said the roads were bad around there. Winter doesn't help, but who would have thought Akron Ohio had a big traffic problem. Smaller towns, Little Rock Arkansas, Jackson, Mississippi, Brownsville, Texas. Over 24 hours in a year in Brownsville, Texas is spent in traffic. I look for Nashville on the list, it didn't show up anywhere. For all the complaining we do about traffic here in Nashville, I guess we got to forget about it.

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