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"Gloria" by Laura Branigan (w/ Lindsey Weber)
"This is a head. Gum podcast Wednesday. Are you ready yet. No I am. Do you want to get coughs up. Not Good Sarah Cough Button. No but you can cut me out. I'll cough like away. Yeah I'll cough straight Because you never know who has it. Okay no turning back. It's time for take a really nice tone of voice sort of podcast. What they feel great? My Name's Miguel Prado. This budget and this is another episode. And Oh my God. Am I excited about it for so many reasons. But let me tell you more. After after introduce the guest Lindsey. I think we're going to do something crazy here. And use the song as the Intro Song itself so fucking you know her. She's a writer editor. Or maybe you listen to her podcast. Last weekly Lindsey Weber. That was amazing. Thank you so much song I just already so I feel so warm. It's just I don't feel like you can go wrong when you're listening to Gloria by Laura Brad again. It's so good may I ask what made you choose it. I've been thinking about it all all year of course because mainly because of the film. So you and Gloria Bell. I'm sorry no so there's two okay so so this is not. The song is not about that movie. It's in the movie. So there's this French film called Gloria. That came out last year or the year before and it made like kind of like a soft splash inflict foreign cinema like a soft splash. But everybody was like. This is an amazing film. It's about this woman like actually Kinda depressing but it's about coming out is like a triumphant Liam Finn in her own life story. Whatever and then I'm GonNa do that? Look just like what you're doing today. I'm coming out as a triumphant hero. Story exact thank you so much. So then Julian Morrow was sought and she wanted to come out as a triumph here in her own story. Okay and she was like this is amazing movie and she went to the director and said can you make this again but in English with me. It's just like this and say they remade the entire film. It's called Gloria Bell now Gloria yes. She's American her last name's Bell and credible film and it ends with the Song Gloria and the ideas like it's her theme song and so like you know when you hear a song and a film and it's just like that much more important to you absolutely even though you you liked it before I'd sung this song and Karaoke Elec- I obviously appreciate it yet. But that song and then I went back to hear the Italian version tip like we'll talk about. I'm sure and I was like. This is the perfect song I okay. It's funny you mentioned that perfect. Segue this song. A little bit starts to explode the premise of this show. Yes because has demi had previously put this on our punch ables playlists. Oh my gosh. So this is the first time we are attempting to punch up previously determined unpublishable song. He's not wrong. No He's not and this is what I love about. The new format is that I can do songs that are great. Take that Demi your fucking sucked Jerry. I'm sorry I'm a fan. I don't wear so yeah. It's it's a great song. I mean it's a perfect song. Maybe it's punishable in ways that are more nuanced. ooh who well. I have some very interesting notes about this song where to begin. I it's funny. You mentioned theme song. Apparently this is now all the theme song of the Saint Louis Blues. Yes hockey team. Yes we we talked about it on. Who weekly because we were talking to you? Laura Brannigan is kind of this like one hit hit wondering a couple a couple head. Yeah I had. I heard Gloria for the first time as a B side. I think on a vinyl that my mom had in our basement was like the song self control with the other hit. I feel like I love that song and but I only my parents had a million vinyls and this was the only one that I ever listen to two songs Loria until control exit and so I love self-control didn't appreciate Gloria for some reason. So it's just like Laura Brannigan Hero. She was she was not the hero of my story. I wasn't even my own story. My voice sounds terrible. I'm so sorry. No it's perfect. Momentum Shrill screech do so you need soft counterpoint. I do think okay yeah. Interestingly with the movie thing you just mentioned this song as you also mentioned was originally in Italian yes done by Italian disco King Umberto Cozy in nineteen seventy nine. This song was a hit in a lot of Europe. Italy Switzerland Austria Belgium Netherlands France Germany. So everyone over there knew the song but apparently it's really hard for songs in Italian to break in America. I hope that's not true now. I mean Ho- how not to be whatever but it's kind of better in Italian. Well it is a different song. It's different song. Let me play you a little bit of it while we talk about it the general just as the same. Oh Oh it's like exactly you can really the boom male voice you changes the the by a female empowerment song to hear the whispers. Yes I heard monkey odd. Yeah that's exactly it mm-hmm love us. Thought it was a direct translation. No at all. If you speak Italian you already know. That's a love Song Yeah. The general premise premise is that tolsey takes the role of the song's main character and his dreaming about an imaginary woman named Gloria. He describes this must be a translation. It describes his living days as misery but when he dreams of Gloria he says his nights are liberty which is incredible but also somebody pointed out in the translation that I was reading because I read a few of them in preparation for this. Of course at Gloria is also just like Hallelujah like it could be God like glory yes that makes eleven religious kind of song exactly because his friends say he's crazy and he argues the point that they have never met Gloria by one day when he finds her. He says his friends will talk about glorious beauty and her loyalty to accomplish the goal of realizing his dreams despite everyone else protests the protagonist sets all in his life to search what I don't even know four the four glorious vacation or whatever exactly that makes little sense. This song would have been nice in the film Gloria Bell like she could've used this guy exactly and it's also worth noting that it already had been translated to English By a man named Jonathan King also in nineteen seventy nine the same year it came out that is this version. I know never heard this. My what has sir. Where did you find this? Oh it's like two eight it it's all mid range. It's like missing everything. There's no baseball. It also feels like I'm angry at what was that. It's actually not doing a direct both. See like that's an uncreative in creative. That's just a cheap rip off like let's get Americans in here couldn't it does go. You're right it's like a guy in a to just like that feels like a weird al parody. So I'm not surprised that did not pop up in the same way that Laura Brannigan version is about about two three years later. 'cause hers is so inspired and it so and also her fucking is incredible and just like the in the very iconic Legacy of happy sounding songs that are sad yes which is my favorite genre most long's it is like cannon. It's part of that. She's a legend in those stories. Not only the hero of the story the legend. She's a legend in the hero. So at the time Laura Brannigan was working on her debut album She was mostly unknown except she was a backup singer for Leonard Cohen on his nineteen. Seventy six European tour. Wow what do those. What does that even sound like right? So curious to hear how she singing the backup vocals for Suzanne with that voice. How do you hide those pipes and backup vocals? I don't know or even what to his backup singers sound. What even do I'd love to know? Yes something exactly so. She was working on her debut album with German producer. Guess what his name is. I don't even know if I could get. This is beyond my. I should rephrase stage name. Jack White we really but not the Jack White No thirty years before the Jack White became the Jack White. I Know Poor Jack White now your real name again. His real name. I will not pretend but it's German. It's very Durham it's extremely. It's so German that I don't think it's actually English character. If you said it would be number from the Guy Nelson Asa happening he also actually WanNa throw in there. Worked with Engelbert Humperdinck and David Hasselhoff Barry Metal out a few other like this one thousand nine hundred eighty two or three like this was like the precise this was the depths of the eighties. Precisely correct yes thing because you were like oh he. He worked with engelbert crumbling. I need him down until the reasons for this. I did not realize was real real person. I only thought actually was the salad fingers character. Oh No that's Hubris and David Hasselhoff had hits. He he did is Ernie. This guy was probably the number one producer. I mean it's a great formula. What if we took an Italian hit or German hit or a French hit whatever and made it in an American Eric and they have the best disco anyway like they had better songs for Vida Byron? Paris's genuinely one of my favorite song. It's it's it's genius. It's so good it just instantly you you want to dance. I don't think American disco hits in the same way a talent and especially like Italian disco. Still you go back and you listen to it as well and you're like Whoa. This is that we never really only got a piece of American disco was CBD an Italian disco is CBD with a tiny bit of THC hell riches. It just doesn't work. We see he does not. It's a scam. So Yep exactly correct. I'm so glad we've figured this APP true. Everyone knows that Nice Laura was like all right. That's a great idea she had finally to helper. That's where this guy. Trevor Vouch comes. I'm definitely saying that I'm easing. Yes deadly he also produced Tony. I'm going to say her last name. Wrong Basil Basil or baseball. You Mean Mickey witch in a strange twist of fate was the song that knocked Lionel Ritchie's truly from the number one spot on the billboard. Hot One hundred which Laura Brannigan spent two weeks at number two beneath well. It's just the same people rice. But but wasn't Tony icon. eq One hit wonder person Yup Laura little bit less so I know Laura had a little bit more entering types and yes and literally the rank audio tapes. Tony was truly when we used to say one hit wonder she was the one of the first people that was name for my generation. It's I think we're alone. No right if any was he was the one Tony Tiffany. I'm a little older than you but not by much. Okay not bad. That's not by much not by much but it was when you when they would have like. VH1's one hit wonders Yoni was always included. I absolutely believe that I only know her songs from bring it on. Yeah and that Song Mickey Not Great Song. Let's just be come on. It's about fifteen seconds and then it needs to be over. It's less because it's weird but you never want to hear it again. No no no no that apart even you saying it now like I need to be talking about it. It's upsetting. Yeah I mean it's weird. So originally they were together to try to convert the same concept the love story. Yeah imaginary person which by the way already exists. It's called what a fool believes. That's a song thank you. Thank you for your consideration. They tried to convert it to a female perspective astray female perspective. And so they made it. Mario Are you no kidding audio which I'm like. Is that a nod to the original Italian nature or are you just chosen that saying well literally is but like singing a I love. Scientists have a name. Mario is upsetting. You lose a lot. It didn't work and they knew it so they're realizing we're going to need to reinvent the song also love songs to men don't eat we don't eat them. Men Get enough love from society culture. We don't need to constantly reaffirm them if they can reaffirm themselves men should love men more exactly. I'm secretly gunning for everyone to become gay working. Thank you everyone in the room's gay. No Right Enrica all right. I'm so glad you agree to that So they decided to reinvent it. WH- Laura Brannigan quoted as saying a girl that's running too fast for her own steps. Yeah Wow beautiful. Because we're still working in German English. Now we're still working in these with these people that are translating. Yes he is driven. There is a little bit of this this German into English. Let's one more note I have to say is that it earned her a nomination for best pop vocal performance for the year. Nineteen eighty two grammys. Of course the song actually got to stay on the hot one hundred for a record breaking thirty six weeks. The record being of course single wire Solo Female Act which. I don't know why it makes me sad but okay yeah yeah thank you so solo the last thing before we get into the song and they feel like the thing. Everyone's been screaming the whole time. They have to mention this. They have to mention this. No they haven't yeah but you specifically are GonNa all of this yeah It's a comment from my patron Camille Watson who gets are by Peter and get early access patrons love Patriot we also have patrons love them to Jeff. Truly normal fans are great but money to give me it's hard not to prefer people they are. VIP's say anything to me. I love everybody that listens to this podcast but I will say your name on air. If you're a patriot. Yeah it feels weird. Not Saying say his name again. Pay Tron Camille Watson meal. Okay so she says I know hockey isn't huge. A lot of places. But Gloria is the Saint Louis Blues Victory Song and this led me to learn that there is an active verified. Twitter account for the deceased Laura Brandon Brandon. Run by. Her friend. Didn't question Mark Legacy manager in quotes. Kathy a love Kathy. Kathy absolutely lost it when when Pete Blackburn a CBS sports threader started a joke where he said the Boston Bruins Victory Song Gloria. She lost it again as the deceased Laura Brannigan absolutely wild wild. So of course I pulled up Laura Scott Mad as as the ghost of Laura Brennan and ran again on twitter at these sports people for deciding radio joke. Okay so Pete Blackburn tweets play Gloria for the bruins play. Gloria is like the St Louis. What's right I guess? Their catchphrase and I was was telling the story about US talking about our podcast. People called and said a big thing about this song is sports song exactly. I would've never known that. No and I truthfully I I am Austin so oh sweet caroline that I know and that. Whose Song is that the red sox right so that was really sitter that Song as torture they go bye? Bye Bye every bar. No every bar saw orchard. Don't go to the summit often do that song near because it's horrendous. I don't ever WanNa hear traumatizing. The point is is that if that's the song I sports team in the city which you live. That song is a major part of your life so I understand why people were like you must know that Gloria is the song for the St Louis Blues But she signs all the tweets from Laura Branagan's account as Kathy Kathy other half entertainment. I don't know if she just like there was a mad scramble. After Laura died and she likes slanted grabbed by two thousand four. I think Oh my God I know. And she's still tweeting in two thousand nineteen because it's amazing anything on twitter at all because this is clearly a Joe. What if it's really Laura? Though Laura Ghost never died. She's going. What is this in an all of these emojis play? Gloria is not a bruins thing to say. I think. Try Again Kathy other habit. She's protecting the legacy. The saw someone else trolls her again tags her clearly getting that she's not understanding the joke. I see you're still dealing nonsense. Let me repeat I'll even say it slows that you might actually get at this time G. L. O. R. I A. is not a bruin song. It is a Saint Louis. Blues Lose Song. I hear your friend Pete Blackburn calling for you now so run along Kathy other entertainment is Kathy like from Saint Louis or she confusing really excited that Laura branding is becoming so famous again. It's true though. I think that's a big push for the song I agree that it's this. Probably a lot of people click on episode because of that so he was Blues Fan freaking hope so and just so we're clear it isn't brewing ass with the Bruins can fuck off and that. What is the ghost of Laura Brannigan says you can go to hell okay? I heard her whisper it in my sleep last night when I was prepping for this podcast the Bruins can go to hell law. Brandon's legacy okay with all that said. Should we get into the God damn saw. I can't wait to hear it. Doesn't it sound like the thing you watch before the movie starts absolutely trailer popcorns coming. They're like yeah. We're dancing being sort of fizzes more any soda and sorry. I had to cut that works so well that works so well. Well it's the best intro song. It's just absolutely if there's one thing I wanNA burst through paper to run onto the court with its fuck and Gloria and my wrong and it's gimmicky but it doesn't get old. How does that work like? It's it's weird and special and strange but it doesn't get old. I know just I'm pondering wondering now. Is this what it is. Is this what perfectly dated. Production sounds really like it. Sounds like nineteen eighty whatever. But it's not old in nineteen. Hey to this sounds extremely modern which also could be in part because we're emulating the sound. Now it's very trendy. In the same way that I'm seeing bell bottoms. On the street of Williamsburg crazy the single single street all the way to Williamsburg to see bottom literally. It's so confusing. I myself owned a quarter. I'd jacket who are we. It's true and that's why Gloria is back is it showed showed Kathy. Of course go look good word of Kathy I. It's as long as we're paying these bills now. I'm like Gloria. We gotta get her these. She getting the royalties. I don't even know I mean one would think if she's tweeting like a madwoman from this account that's not only on work but very vulnerable yourself out there like that. Cassie yes truly it it just it just just starts from the jump. Yeah the second here that like a sending everything drops and then we don't have that. We're boom boo capping. The thought that you were pointing out that sounded like Polka. Because what we don't want we don't have a year and then I mean it just setting up so perfectly I hear someone belt -taying in her ass off as isn't strong enough of a word. It's her whole insert. Entire being contestants asked with thirty s maybe and now I'm thinking like maybe the reason why I I enjoyed the Italian version better was because it felt new but the same yeah. The song is so good that I I've heard it forever since since forever but I felt like an old song and then when I heard the Italian it felt like a new twist on the song and so I it was just me extending my love of Song. Exactly you. Yeah like. How do I get more song? EXA- haven't heard yet. It's like downloading the downloadable content after you finish the video or just finding a cover of a song that you love but then the cover is like a version one of it that you're like who if I play this at a party like I'll be cool because I know this special version cooler than the episodes of Grey's anatomy that does which is also an amazing place to find songs uncovers to play at parties. Absolutely okay and then we get into. Oh my God I don a character it is. It's boring about some so good way. She things I would never shade her voice. There's no denying with Cher Cher but there is a slate character element Laura. It's always always on. The run has a little more texture older than just a belt. There's there's some like slate drunkenness. Going to someone roane like well. Maybe she's really like he knew gauging. What the character of Gloria who is a flawed wait so she this narrative we should say what she just said area? You're always on the run now running after somebody you gotta get him some. Yeah this sounds like a friend sitting her gloria down being like sweetie. We need to talk about your trap. ABC Game Love that not great right and so the singing is a character that she has created. That is almost like advising. You know. We'll telling this this person So it's not this like belt or this kind of know. where she's like takes was whistle new? No such character sock dialed. You could really act out the whole could do the whole thing I already see it. You're doing finger wag. Yeah Swirl in Orkla Room if it's a wireless mic. You're walking Florida floor. Out The bar onto the street homing in everyone in the eyes with two fingers so good okay. Now what she's just going to say hits keyboard. That's where you have that that like what you were calling the beat up the base is giving you a little bit of that just eighteen things running. She's running steadily after we're walking. We're walking I feel it in my bowl so a perfect if you are like doc exercising. You're walking outside if you're playing the song you're keeping a perfect pace. I run so much faster when I'm listening to this song. You get the subway head to the subway from your house like five minutes fast loosely. Very rarely does music have led affect on me outside of hip hop dislike. RPM would say RPM APM. Just be thank you very good if it was a car. RV Very thank you. I had I guess you would just an incredible tempo tempo yes absolutely next. What's your tempo is a play? Gloria Oreo today's episode is brought to you by everybody's favorite scheduling company. Say It with me. Q. U. T. not to be confused with a cutie but they are a little cutie y scheduling. Cute when you don't have to do it yourself you get an automated system So you never have to ask what time works for you ever again. Clients can quickly view your real time availability. 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And it feels was like a disarms the situation but perhaps there was no situation and I just made it weird a glorious playing in your head absolutely internal voice Laura links to me in my sleep. She whispers I about the bruins going to okay. Yes and the Bruins okay. And now we're hitting. I don't know totally how to qualify these sections the pre course this is the pre course. This is a b section is that was that was the verse right and then but I'm not sure what the course technically clearly. This is a very interesting structure of song. Okay play it. Here's what in the character Cherokee version. You would start to really ramp. Take a big breath by the hands absolutely instinctively did the hand gesture sweeping towards the sky. Oh good you have to Gloria part. Who can sing? Did I fool well myself into thinking I could do this. punch-up it's hard. It's a hard note I might break. My voice is might be the last episode. Can't wait I can't wait wait. What are the lyrics right there? You really don't remember. Was it something that he said. All the voices in your head calling. Gloria I fucking love this so there's also be an internal internal monologue is what we're saying so talking to Gloria. Yeah that's kind of what I feel is the case just because she it's pretty harsh on a friend This this is the only th- The negativity is really the only way. How do I say this the negativity here? I only use when talking to myself. Of course I would never talked to a friend this way. Any therapist listening singer Gary upset about what I just said. But but it's like it almost realizes itself as an internal monologue here say absolutely saying it's you know it's saying Gloria Oriented Gloria. I'm curious okay in the narrative of the song. I read so much about it that I know that this has something to do with like her trying to attract men. Yeah but failing. Yeah perhaps yeah. So she's on the run like so she's always chasing a guy but like maybe stop chasing because you're going to have a breakdown take down. Yes calm down a little bit but then in this section. She's like you don't remember. Was it something that he said. What the fuck are we talking about now? Will it's like like why she's spinning out right. It's like are you actually dwelling on something that this person said to you or you just like making up shit to make yourself. Oh my old therapist used to call that stories You know literally I think it's like anxiety baseline kind of cycle analysis stuff in the song which is why it's so genius it is and also yeah. I think that's becoming more and more common in the public. Discussion has is people being like. Oh this isn't anxiety spiral literally spiraling. We're I mean I think gets good and bad that we're making this language known enough that people can identify what's happening with them and then also maybe like on the negative side using it as a joke. This song on like takes that fought though but doesn't say it in like therapy language which is nice because you have kind of dislike two thousand nineteen like projection of like. Yes well I mean even projection. There you go therapy language. This song is baseline. Are you actually remembering something accurately or is it just something telling yourself. Oh my God. It's so beautiful. That's my new thing now. The people started telling me like I don't know what to make of what he said or whatever and I'm like well honestly isn't the real point what you think it means that story you tell yourself. Say bory America's Dr This person you really don't remember it was okay. It was it something that you said or he said or is it just the voices in your head. That is like incredible advice that you would say to someone. Okay so guys next time you're trying to relate to a friend going through a hard time John Gloria this conversation. It's so nice you will have to change the name and if you do fuck up the Jig we'll be up okay. So now we're getting into the chorus with background vocals. Oh it's just the until we get to the words the Oh it's so sad. It's devastating misstating. My God it's interesting too that the Cynthia. I don't know what I wouldn't even dare to know. What instruments going? Yeah the kind of call response. It's playing here is about to be repeated. The same section but with background vocals. Amazing very interesting. Structurally we're starting it up for the callback doc. Exactly but also. Maybe it's because it's like a building of support like it's like we're starting. She's still in her own head. And then it's GonNa haven't maybe I'm uh-huh says absolutely saddest song. So she said Gloria. Don't you think you're falling if everybody wants you. Why isn't anybody calling my God so texting and give the same exact advice this has to be internal monologue now? It one hundred percents no world in which my friend is like having downtime. Downtime keep going after these guys who don't like me and I'm like yeah maybe it's you maybe you know. For right it's it's very harsh reserves fraternal me. It's very harsh. Those are conversations had behind closed doors. I mean my mouth it happened in my head very very harsh. And it's very like you're putting yourself out there in this like fake way or something. No one is connecting with you beyond and also like. Don't delude yourself into thinking everyone wants you. Obviously no no one does. Oh my God. It's so bleak. Have you really met anybody. Who's lonely and alone because to confident? I don't find like that ever happened in my life. I personally haven't but it's definitely a thing I feel like but doesn't that usually isn't that effective kind of like the you know you're at the center. Turn your your in a party. But you're alone or something you surround yourself with people who can't get like deep with you or something or you'll never get deeper than just like surface service level but those people leave the party under like everybody wants me. Yeah I talking about. LA VERSUS NEW YORK. This is like this is what New York people I think. La is like. Oh like. I mean I think that it works in La. Though I get the phone calls. Yeah I think I know who's like everybody wants to fuck me. It's honestly annoying. They do fuck or at least they have the opportunity. Anybody calling them for like a meaningful relationship. Honestly people that subscribe to that level of Vapid fo confidence. Don't want meeting ships anyway. There's fake it till you may get them. There's Gloria like those are two legside same coin quote of the episode. I mean there's fake until you make ticket and then there's Gloria like it's true like she. She's faking it but she's not making it or maybe she's making it but not in the way that she wants. I think I'm I think I'm making And not faking it and I do think you need to do both sometimes like I think. Sometimes there's there's a unattractive or scary level of honesty. You might bring to a conversation that people are like yeah. Don't WanNa talk that terribly in this moment. Thank you though so you know. I do think there is some Kudos to be given to faking but I get the idea of like being in the center of a room surrounded by people and feeling alone yes and like going back to your apartment that you live alone own and like you know whatever that is what this song I think is trying to get out for Persson. This is the spiral after the party. Yeah Glorious Wild like she's a wild person obviously fun and he wouldn't even Gloria Breezy. She's Fun Gloria Estefan. Gloria Gainer Gloria the writer. Whose last name? I'm totally spacing on the feminist writer. Oh Gloria help help Steinem Steinem. I don't know if she falls in this Janet wild I read her memoir cheese crazy man. Steinem Rica thank you for that by the way Rica Rica. If you're going to be this. Is I episode taping at the head Gump studio. And if you're GONNA be a room you're going to rea- Steinem you fucking idiot. Listen I just moved here okay. I've read three bucks in my life. I'm working on it. Just moving here means you don't know Gloria Steinem is honestly great except the thing is I do. I've read like three of her books. I got her lawyer. allred the lawyer that everyone. Hey Tori fucking sane. Our point is being proven yes all the glorious probably is the Gloria and Gloria Gloria Umberto toes version was probably wild. Even though she didn't exist in this probably a Alex Christ. Yeah Oh Jesus. He Learned Wild Wild One. I can't even talk if there's one agitate tip use. This grabbed wild why it's true. It's true what else is there to say crazy. Not Electric Guitar is just like I'm here now. Golf Goodbye back so where what did you don't have to answer. You don't have to answer. Leave him hanging on the line. Which is interesting because I thought nobody was calling? So here's the thing I think. Now we're speaking more or just like. Hey what's the hottest thing you can do. Oh yes he saying. Play together at the boys say. Don't give yourself herself so freely. I think there's actually it's not even about fake it till you make it. It's don't give of yourself so freely down to learn for yourself. This is perfect visit. Perfect timing it's great actually. It's great advice. I was just watching twentieth century. Women have you seen it. Do we know it a million times and Greta gerwig character at one. Point gives the young boy. Boy Who's not tomatoes. Shallow May but absolutely seems like that was a miss cash or should have could have been. She didn't know him yet no she didn't she didn't make that movie. But Mike Mills should have right correct. She did she just in it. She just an actor in that movie amazing but in any case she's teaching him. She's just moved back to Santa Cruz from New York. She's teaching the young boy how to attract women how to be Cool Huh a- and the only advice is Silas and it is haunted me ever since we're watching it because like for me it's not physically possible. No I don't see my saying less. Yes I mentioned we both have podcast. Huge probably early physically have been talking for over an hour or two times a week. Perform I still cannot say less no because if I feel anxious at a party already you're just like I. I have this horrible problem. where an honest the people around me love it but for me? It's a problem. I feel like I have the gift of Gab. I can make a conversation move easily between people. I don't know well I I know how to ask questions. Get people going so it is my duty with this skillset right at this party. Yes to employ it and so I feel like running around like just fucking Ping Pong and helping people people talk making me look like an asshole. So they can bond over that right and so then you're just like oh wait. No one likes me. I was just. It's like being the straight man. Why isn't anybody calling truly genuinely like you know when you look at it? Like let's say veep yes. I WANNA be Walsh's character you know what I mean. There's little love for the straight man and I think in party situations if I just fuck in I will war a little more black short. Yeah welcome to New York figured out how to do my hair actually okay. Maybe starring wish we're a hat. I've become a hat girl that's fine. It's winter and talk less. Hat's fine and talk less. That's the part that's not gonNA happen. Yeah I'll shave my head. I'M NOT GONNA sell talking around. The hair is not an issue. It's the talking If we can make the issue the hair I manage that. Yeah no I have the same. I think I have the same issue the same borderline issue. It's like most women. That comedy don't seem cool women in comedy. Yes that's why we're either just like Weirdos with normal jobs. Everyone's like what's wrong with them or pursue some kind of entertainment which makes us like context. The the attraction is to like have the conversation but it's like not normal every free time exactly and then outside of context. We don't make any. This song is therapeutic beyond my wildest hope anyone listening from that remotely relatable otherwise. They're just like I don't I'm normal and cool and this is bored right. I'm perfectly stable and find like the song means nothing to me except it's banks. I don't need to hear the lyrics already. Know what banks must be nice for. You is what what I'm saying Kuria okay. So now we get to the same section again yes but now there's some voices in the head chiming in to reaffirm the horrible narrative. You're spinning about yourself. Self here we go. Can we talk about her screaming. Oh my God. Just the way that she's Elliot's is so good. Can you see this. It's so good. It's so good. It's I the sharpness of her voice. That's the thing it's such a choice. Yeah you could have a million technically proficient singers saying this but what would they sing it with the same fucking attitude now. Can you think of a singer like Laura Brannigan. May she rest in peace. Who would who would cover this with the same? Like kind of like sharp like without not just a belt like a really good sharp thoughtful. I can't even think of someone who has wow L- and the screen screech. WHO's like a like a rocker or something? Like somebody say I. It's hard for me to think of any white female artist. Good Point. Yeah but I think it's possible for sure it's just such a bad ass choice. I also hear her like shaking her head side to side while she doesn't like stumping so good. It's so good. It's a little concern for her throat but she seems like she knows what she's doing. I mean you. It's a sacrifice you have to make you know just just for Gloria. It's worth it. Just go nuts. What did she say? They know the alias. You've been living under right. I think they got your number on my God which is ironic because they never called her. Get it. That's the point amazing alias. You've been living under so she's reaffirming. They have every way of reaching out to you. They know everything about you. They know that you're faking. It see this is the first time I have the context of the rest of the song. Yeah because this is the only part I hear the lyrics to and I'm casually listening and this whole time. I've been like this woman's being stalked and this isn't funny any no and then you're like oh wait. It's actually not like actually she's just a loser. Yeah Yeah I think they have the alias that you've been living under which is like Gloria is not ought who she seems she's project she's also projecting they really have her number. She is a double entendre Harris. Everyone she's a fucking faker so sad uh-huh like me instantly during this like me apply myself. It's just not true. I think anyone who would listen to song to be like here. Parts themselves in it. It's like a universal self which part of Gloria delayed which part like. What do you think you're like a faker? Do you think you're not authentic. Do you think like he throwing herself. Do you think that like you're giving too much of yourself. Language play hard to get. It's such a crazy song. That's such a like succinct beautiful pop song to have so much like depth lexi. Yeah also to be a rewrite of what seems like a very shallow shallow Italian version of a girl. She so her leaves me. I'm GonNa Kiss her mouth. You'll find her now. We're GONNA get the second half of this. I don't know chorus repeat. Okay okay. Yes thank God she could be singing. She's letting it breathe the base but doesn't like what what is that. That's the repeat in the beginning of the thing that led us into the song that that thing I wish I knew more about electronic noise. It's definitely a very cool effect like I don't know Flange Lander I'm just going to say it's just a a setting on a it must just be like I have no idea. It's definitely a stint thing. Yeah it's a sin thing whether whether it's a single Keno. Nothing press or if they had to revert no they couldn't have been reversing the tape. So yeah maybe they're playing a really llegado. Oh since all the way up the keyboard I have. That's new to this version of the song that was an IT Italia rate should say PA. I have that's right I have no idea. Yeah okay what did they because it does sound very similar but there are moments that you pointed out like how the Italian sounds more like Polka Apple Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah and. This does not have that now. I think putting that I'm like a nice fretless bass sound was a good. You're cutting down the like of a bit all ou PAS. Yes we know music on this podcast. Thank you for listening. Okay do after that. We just went into space. The doors Eh. That was lying. There were thinking off Yup a sequin covered alien waiting for US dancing so fucking good so in this like glorious going insane. Let's just like Sushi's nuts destroying her apartment. She has snagging vinyl. She's breaking a guitar she just what else do they have in the seventies eighties. She hairspray hairspray by a part of the movie. were the female heroine. Just like destroys the smashes all the plates farting beyond say way amazing. The neighbors are like But she's like no one likes me but I'm great version. Yes yes yes okay. Now verse to The harmony another voice on Monday nine. Oh my thank God. They're taunting her. These lyrics are fucking. They're taunting her. These voices speak the singer ability of these words in credit. I have to give them such major credit. Amazing really right. Yeah every word you want to log to main line. What does that I never would think to refer to someone? Not a rebound them as lay line. I think they maybe ABI reverse. They're like we WANNA say the rebound but like what's the opposite of rebound main line. That's insane but it's like a call on hold with right lane line the main line nine right. It's so genius even is it but I think that this is taunting this. I think this like oh absolutely have a second second voice. She's got like a harmonize iser in her with her. Like another one and they're like oh like how's it going to go down like how are you going to date the next one will you like will you. Will you meet him normally would be like fuck in divorce. Say with four kids you idiot and also wait. Mainline on top of the phone thing is like a fish on a lot right on a line. WHOA so she's being like what are you gonNA real him? Yeah like I feel that it absolutely. Yeah Yeah you're GONNA get some old saga who exactly that episode of Sex. You're so pathetic. Like what like what's next for you. What are you gonNa find the next idiot? Well she goes right now so me album then then and all my God just cruelty cruelty here. It's Ooh what she said. Hey she's just like oh what are you going to do next like what other meaningless fling will you encounter next in your life but the thing is twenty nineteen my level of feminism. Coming to this. I'm like Hell Yeah Right. Well I think it's like there is a way to read this that it's not depressing. I I respect that the ownership of it. Take Your Pick Gloria but to me the setup is not headed sat already so now I'm ready ready made it seems sad at the positive version is like trap Aman for his money. You don't even like him but come on the after with whatever. No I think. That's a different person. Take a lover in the afternoon. Yeah so you're going to marry some Oh city or are you just GonNa like fuck some Hawkeye afternoon delight. which by the way is that? What your favorite line of the take a lover in the afternoon? That's truly like a seventies like we're still like we're still referring back to songs from making lover and also sex. During daytime feels explicitly silly seventies eighties cost as how did they have the time. What was their schedules? Do they have podcast to podcast in the seventies it just no one could ever hear it. Incredible incredible radio. Yeah exactly. It was called Radio for your innocence. Slipping away don't believe it's coming back soon. That's that's what makes it negative. Do you know what I mean. That's actually like the confirmation that it's not are we to read that she said you have sex with too. Many people. Unknown wants to fuck you because I read that earlier on makes me so it's a little. It's a little chain here at. Yeah wait. I'm sorry is the years sixteen forty two do we live as gives me -Chusetts under our own go bruins. We that keeps coming back. Fast copy should be tweeting about Cathy's not sets doc sex positive though. How do you maintain your voice like yours? You scream a lot for the yeah. I don't okay just wondering I plan plan on dying young so my voice will be gone being a nice rasp and all and when I get older I'll say oh it was. I did podcasting in the in the in the arts thing is the RASP is really the SE les voices truly. It's like Salas not every time I speak that I'm saying the opposite of what you're saying. Oh I'm saying you WANNA seem cool voice wise I have the RASP. Yes cable. It's I'm developing it. Palaces are growing on my vocal cords as we instantly. I mean when you think of voices that you think are cool who jumps twin Scarlett Johansson. Oh Yeah you're right. You're right morass the better credible okay. Great so this career is really giving me more than just absolutely Adrian followers fourth in my effort to play hard to get and make everyone fall in love with me. I'm going to be talking like this can't even fake. It just keeps screaming. It's going to develop your injury. Yeah all right perfect and now we're going I don't know I don't know what to call this. The section we skipped. Do we skip the fucking looking pre course this time. Let's find out us again. Yeah but same Sam Lyrics House Jaclyn the same except I think the synthesis of being here she might be extending the life. Wow Wow wow. It's like every one it's very like like a when the com- reveals there's like a forest in your bedroom Aso's very late it's very like it's like a trope that you would. You've seen five hundred as of summer. Where all Oh my unseen? Two holidays a total trope. Absolutely I also feel like singing. The Gloria into this is the way I want to enter rooms from now on. I want to kick door so hard. It breaks the middle nosedive through it somersault in like Mary. What's what's her face at played? Peter Pan Mary Louise Mary whatever yes. I know. You're talking about the short hair. Yes incredible amazing. That's Mary Harney. Barry Word Okay. Yes second dressed like Mary. Martin Peter Pan Absolute Cami thing. We have talked. Wow this is my therapy. This episode have come full circle on this idea. It's trying to walk and talk lesson be cool. You'll feeder fan way as you much all the time and south so that girls here who dresses like Mary. Martin and Peter Pan and bring with just her is just what she does pays. Whoever has the Hawks scored to be fair dressing like Mary? Martin Peter Pan in this city in Brooklyn look and people would love it and people be like. That's hot and I love. It is going to make me cool. What you're saying? Yes the opposite of what's cool. I will be cool. Yes amazing. Yeah Oh we got Lindsay. What are you the session? I mean incredible no relates. It's on me you really are rising. You know okay and this is the I'm calling post-course section. I just still course. Yeah Oh then they should like sailing away sailing away off to the off to up to your therapist office. Truly truly like I gotta go. I'm going to therapy experiences ecstatic. This is wait. Isn't that piece. You're hurting happier. But I mean truly as like band of gold here like we're talking like the most depressing lyrics happiest this music just love to circle back to the idea of playing this while going into therapy sailing right into the right through the door. What what a weird way to start a session but now I want to try? It's so good lake at home if anyone is lucky enough and can afford therapy can can you fucking try listening to this as you enter the recession. See how it feels how it changes. It changes the session. We're as you leave. No no no you need to come in with this energy. Absolutely you're gonNA leave with a different energy. Hopefully well if you need a pick me up obviously try it but we all know that formula. I'm curious to hear the take on the formula at least my formula which is so. How'd have you been? How are you going I don't know what did we talk last week Like I want to see if I listen to this friend. You're going to have a full smash that motherfucking. They're fucking door. And maybe that's why like the Italian version. You can listen to it and disassociate from the lyrics that come with the main like. I'm not thinking about like people not calling me back because in Italian Leeann it's like yeah it's just the actually the cop out version of the Laura Brannigan I think though pussies head to listen to the production slaps harder in the lower branding. I think so too. I think we're listening to it and really thinking about it. Granted they had three years of since technology data and just like the fact that the eighties really infused the song with the spirit needed. Okay okay. Here's the last chunk of the song if you're not thoroughly depressed you won't be a now. Oh my God Morris left the chats. Oh she's she took her valley of minutes ago. She's slowly slipping away. She's breathe for five into caper bag back. This little melody I say ecstatically talking about depression is like very modern. This doing this. This last part is very. It's it's like it's like is phrase clinkers. Ain't Julia here this bird. So maybe okay. I've heard rumors US slow. Fade Oh no no. I've heard rumors of this thing. Where your self talk actually helps you and I'm wondering if this is an example of that where it's like? I had to have an honest look in the mirror. Yeah and then I came up the other side. and that's like the horns to be like the praise. Oh Ooh like you've arrived maybe or perhaps it is just in the original Italian version since that is maybe about. But maybe this is the part that's like the tribute back to the original. The the reference back to the original. I'M GONNA look into it as a narrative contributor I like it I like yours like it comes out positive like at the end. It's like it. It's a happy happy scolding Gloria Gloria. You're fucking your Goddamn REC. Need Shit together. Yeah hard to get buck and take a break. And then she was like Oh okay and she's like you're what you're so right. You're so right man she. She walks out the door. Opens opens the door to her apartment and the chorus in their singing and she sinks. She shuts the door behind her and they continue to sing and the trumpets. Come in if there's one thing I want in this life it's to feel like when I leave room. People aren't continuing to talk about me. Positively not only that singing about me. The moral of this episode glorious slaps and be Nice to yourself and your friends. Yeah then tell them out loud yes honestly yes. It makes a big difference right. I think so I was like hey. Okay violate your shirt fucking rock. Thank you so much to strangers. Thank your own Mike at the store. I love doing that when you see somebody who your shirt exactly love you love that. Love the hat and like worst case scenario thanks and they suck but like I didn't hurt me I don't WanNa have you ever been like that when someone says something like you go from here I. It's on sale or if remotely attractive. I'm like me too or just triple over everything I own. Leave that to tripped on my own tongue. I Dunno it's possible. Little rolls out like a cartoon loved like a red carpet. Dick just rolled out like a red carpet. Dick shot out the ludicrous episode episode of this. podcast I listen to that and everybody. I know I think sometimes doing this. So listen to every episode and you haven't listened to a good amount of episodes out thank you. I really like you're doing it for me right now. I mean truly think like I really like this podcast. Thank you so much welcome I want to ask you now. What did you punch it up? And if so how the thing about this new format of you asking like if I want you to punch up of course I want you to punch it of course no i WanNa hear your version like I want to hear you sing it. I think this but I do kind of think the song as I think Demi was right after. We just did this. It's like I thought it was on punishable before but maybe like we'd find a thing to make it but now I'm like this is a perfect song. Okay here's a question. I think I know what I would do to the song. Yeah I'll just say it on. Yeah Fuck you're about to hear it anyway. Yeah I it would take a literal translation of the lyrics and just read you that version and do it better than the first I mean. I think if you did the Italian lyrics the thing is this is not a punch up at all this punch. What you could do is and you can't do this because you don't speak Italian but do the English lyrics back into a talent and give the Italian version? That's eight deserve. Mario I want you the do. Is Google translate these lyrics into Italian. Change it tomorrow and then give it to Italy and be like you deserve this. Oh my God you're making so much says the Italian however I am fully committed to offending Italians and then I could sing it potentially Umberto's key which would certainly be lenny's move. They'll be incredible to hear that about five minutes. Thank you so much. I cannot wait to hear that in five minutes. I'm realizing the flow of the podcasters. Scott taken away for me. So we're going to cut back into the she going to ask me. I've such a good one. Okay what's your punches. Yeah okay so for all my affair heads out there. One of the worst shows on television just ended this past week. It's called the affair. Okay have you heard of this show. I have heard the name. It's on showtime it's complete garbage. The season season woman's iconic and then it went fully downhill down the longest. Hell you could ever imagine it just ended and I've watched it forever and what's amazing about. This show is that it's always had one of the best theme songs it's this field apple song that she wrote specifically for this show Fiona yes. She doesn't do anything. She writes a song for this terrible show. It's incredible so so in the show. That's not the song that I'm actually referring to. But in the show they end on this wedding and one of the things that the wedding. Is this dance that the that this Shitty asshole father choreographed. Spur his daughter and the dance to the song. The whole of the moon by the waterboy which is a fucking banger. The show ends with the main character like aged fifty years. Here's so he's like a fake old man almost like those six flag got six flags and he walks up mountain me looks at the C.. And then it plays a Fiona apple cover of the whole of the moon. That is not one of the Best I've ever heard of my life. You saw the whole You in tune with a win that your use you stretch it stars too so I thought it'd be appropriate a cover so I don't know if you've heard it yet abuse play it absolutely. It's on Youtube. And then the but then but then we could just say the original the water boys original which is a song that has like apparently inspired by I prince have you. Do you know that it's like do i. Don't print see right over. He wrote like a prince knockoff. Kind of and the lyrics are just like talk. Kind of like Gloria just fully amazing. I'm so excited. Listen to the great thank you so you are so welcome. I of course wanted to do for my in Punchbowl Jam. The fellow Italian disco. I'm pretty sure at the time does go Ryan Paris's Dolce Vita have already put it on this planet early so I'm now going to a different song that I feel like Synth wise is in the same fan and that is all through the night by Cyndi lauper off on the versus sleep hard but then when we wake up for the Chorus Holy Shit Have Iowa incredible song also a song I I or maybe heard later. That came back to me in a film. This movie with Juliette Lewis. Have you seen seen this movie. Oh what do you like makes friends slash like flirts with a hunk in a wheelchair at. It's Kinda all about it's like she's like a mom who's depressed because her husband hates her and all this shit and she meets his a young kid and they like kind of have a horny moment joy and they dance through they dance to all through fast. That's perfect incredible. I Love Juliette Lewis. Not only because what's eating Gilbert grape. Obviously but also. I met her to party one time where I I was so dumb. I'm only Thomas because it's embarrassing. Yeah funny I went to like a cool Hollywood good party before I really had before you do there. But I didn't know the status quo yet and it was a birthday party for what did I say I hope for her at some Hollywood percent and so of course I was like. Oh it's their birthday. I should bring something not something you do to Hollywood parties at all. What did they bring? You guessed it cup cakes. That's funny instantly walked in good. Oh this is the wrong vibe shoves the cupcakes in this Bush catered food and bartenders. Like although I kinda did of course I was like Oh fuck my life stuck them in a corner. Yeah and then who walks up Juliette Lewis and she's he's like oh cool and just grabs a and I was like. Oh my god Julia's eating cooking. And then she looks at me and she's like did you make these and I was like. Yeah the fucking phenomenal and I was like thanks and then we just had like fifteen minutes. The nicest celebrity interaction ever heard. She's an angel she she not only did. Make me feel weird about bringing cupcakes to a cool Hollywood party but she ate one and then just time you could bus and you know and speaking of Cindy lauper. It'd be a great person to cover glorious Cindy Lauper same tone oh my rate. I don't know if she could sing. It is a high right but that but think about her cool high notes back then that she could hit raspy like lower absolutely. Do you have a dream gusts. Thank you for having me on. This was genuinely blast. I got to work through something I know I feel like eh better really. I didn't even have therapy today. And like I just feel like I thought a lot about my inner self I feel like listening to Gloria better truly within listening Loria and breaking ended up and Jessica Chunks and having great conversation between and also knowing a song as good and then like really realizing why it's so good is a true absolutely revelation. What do you want to promote? Shoutout out anything. We'll like my podcast case. They don't have a podcast. It's called who weekly. It's very different from this podcast. But I would say it's equally good for your your body mind and soul. It's like celebrity gossip but not really essentially like to fully take your mind off garbage like this is where you would go. It's everything you you need to know about the celebrities. You don't meaning you don't know them or you don't need to know it's purely fun bullshit. It's like you listen to it and it floats in one ear and fully out the other and you've had like a full whole bunch of laughs and your leg compressing. Yeah so maybe you'll like it. If you
Finding Your Creative Voice with Candy Thomen
"Welcome to live love. Engage the podcast where we share practical advice from a spiritual perspective on how you can live fully love deeply and engage authentically. I am your host. Gloria Grace Ram. Now let your light shine Nama. Stay and welcome. I am Gloria Grace. Ran and and I am delighted to have a guest with us today on the program someone that I met a little while ago and she is an extremely talented artist. Name is candy. Fell men. And a SO-SO graphic designer professional like I said professional artists. He's got over twenty six years of experience and if that's not enough she's also an energy healer and intuitive and 'em half and threw her gifts she's able to connect with her clients energy helping create unique soul based art and designs. And how I got to know. Candy is through her. This new book called Women Standing Strong Together. Who I've had actually several of the authors and One of the publishers on the program before so he missed those episodes. Go back and find them And as she as well as many other books so in her creative focus right now that she's doing she is partnering with author and Spiritual Coast. Gloria Kepala who was one of the interviews we've had and they have launched powerful potential in purpose publishing a love that four keys very nice fees and so they're believe is that we each have powerful purpose in our lives and their vision and mission is to help others authors while others and offers readers alike reach their full potential and live their sole purpose. As she's all about helping you to find your creative voice and to really express that as well so we're going to be talking about that a little bit. I think as we go through so welcome candy. Welcome to the level of engage Gloria. It's wonderful to be here and to see you again at your soul delight my love hockey with you when we're doing our Book master interviews on stuff. We're doing wash the book. Yeah yeah absolutely. So I Maybe a good way to get started. Excuse may may is Talk a little bit about how how you got here. So when did you first realize that you were an artist and you had this artistic talent and then how did you get actually started down this Down this is a career. It'll really long journey. I knew I was created from the time I was a child and I come from on my mother's side a long line of even though I only just kinda got the hats. Lisa play even my great great grandmother. Always doing needlework and immigrate Greg Ceramics. My Mom's sold in you know so I was exposed to that creative life and even I remember in nineteen while when wrestling Helms went us for us. I I live in Washington State. So that was in nineteen eighty. I was doing embroidery and I was all of eight years old so I started in was the artistic creative energy came early and through the course of my childhood in some traumatic events Being creative was a lifeline. And I didn't really know what As it was how I was surviving and how I was able to function through some. Yeah Yeah and what? I was senior in high school. They had collected enough in my brain that I knew I needed to do something creative or you know my my my job my career because in high school when you grow up right exactly So in art class I kind of had free reign in my art class and we had a gal come in the art institute. Seattle men talk to our class. And we'll what she said resonated with me but it was a viable option for bringing arts into a career and so I jumped on board. I moved to Seattle after graduating high school and studied with the art institute for two years. I went in. I wanted to be an illustrator. Oddly enough I'm an avid before right. I read more than anything so I thought you know what I wanted to illustrate books. The Art Institute was not conducive to that are not illustration school. So that was an air came up a graphic and I was a graphic designer for twenty years and that was an acceptable way to express my creativity so in our book. The women standing strong together talk about you know this this journey and struggling with these creative blocks and not knowing for many decades where they came from as being a graphic artist. I was getting paid. It was a real job right no legitimate yea and that was what in the situation I was in. That's what was allowed in on. It's not a bad way though. Yeah yeah absolutely so absurd. Well yeah kind of brings me to you. So you wound up Actually participating not only you know that you also did. You did lovely art. You Might WanNa show that book again and shut. Let's show off your chops here Yep so she designed this. I think is awesome. Cover the authors that Aaron. The suttles there which is cool. I mean we have complete the inner pages and awesome. You wound up actually telling your own story. So how? How was that for you. What kind of experience was that for? You could come out of it. I hope it a lot of really good came out of it. It wasn't what I expected. All I did actually writing was one of my first forms of creativity other than doing like Neil Arts elementary school. I started writing short stories and in high school evolved into poetry which was a really good release role goats dark emotions that I was going through and then I shall bid because you know my. My mom was wonderful. She anything I wanted to do. She give me what I could started writing a book somewhere in writing that book. I realized I was painting pictures with words as I thought. This is really cumbersome. I'm just going to paint too funny Wrote the story for women standing strong together. I used to write all time. I still right. So that's easy so I wrote it and not easy. Not Easy and Gloria Ca Cola. So is such a beautiful and amazing. How much at really has a niche in doing this? This righty coaching help. You get in both Ebert parts of your story and it didn't take to lie on the first or strap we kinda clearer voice. Yeah virtually just kind of but it was. It didn't feel good but it was good because it got me into some stuff that I hadn't thought about time and you know we think we're done with our healing around certain issues especially from our childhood. Yes so you're right. The first couple of drafts and glorious coaching through and so it was pretty heavy. You know and ought not nice went into that area lane at Victor And that's super easy to do when we're writing these really the personal healing stories so third fourth drafts inbetween variety. I designed copper and so forth job done. It's good it's fine. You know and I did see a lot. I mean I saw layers of of my my story in ways that I have four really and that was you know where that g she healing came for her and so by that or strap on Don. Yeah it's or laying out the book and we're trying to you know looking at the order of how the stories flow and you know where we how to guide the reader on this journey of healing and glorious says to me. I don't what your story I she says it's too. It's too heavy overachiever. On any publisher. And I'm like but I I can feel you know because that's the intuitive impact. Yeah so I feel what she says as much as I could feel what she was feeling in regards to my story and I thought ouch. Yeah now I don't want to put that out and so I told her I said Okay. I'M GONNA. I'm GONNA rewrite it. She's right it again. You don't give me a little bit. It's fine. I'm still doing it. Let me let me try one more time and so I did. I got down one more time and I really looked at it and I sort of through those pieces and the the really amazing happens through all of that and it gave me so really profound insight into a lot of things that I had been struggling with for three years. Wow so it was. It was an amazing process and really just really profound and not easy but worth it. The song probably worth it. That's good so you mentioned listening to your intuition Which is something that I have you know over the years. I've I've heard it fell to disregard it of course and then regretted it later. Ask No so now. I'm more aware of it and now I'm like okay. I'll do that. You know things do tend to work out much better when I do. Listen it's fine so that's been my experience but why do you think it is important to listen to our higher gardens? Well you know it's because it is easier we listen you know it's there we all have it as we are all created where all insure. It's you know how much effort or how much credence do we give to it? And the more we listened the more we open more guides and yet the journey with Gloria. Pola an I is wouldn't exist. It wasn't for the intuition women standing strong. Wooden exists wasn't for fallen that guidance and the publishing company wants me here and the Bokan when it happened is she and I had listened to that intuitive guidance at higher voice We were all. I'm sorry go ahead. No go ahead as they. We were both call separately. Go TO CALGARY CANADA. Now and she waits. She had talked about it a year before she went saying next year. This time I'm GonNa go to Banff National Park Photo Lake Louise. I never been and when she was talking about it. So it's like a year and a half ago now And I could feel within me and like I gotta go but I'm like I'm not gonNA say anything because I'm not gonNa jump her train I just and I just let it be and she talked about it and she house in a matter of fact you know that's the beauty of Gloria and her mazing. Hurson listening always to hire guidance and really keep next channel open wide rows so she knew she was the one and as the world turns came around to last October and one day. We're talking and she says do you. WanNa meet me up there and I've ban going through a bunch of struggles with some health stops and my mom had just and I said sure. I'm going to drive for nine hours by result. While in the midst of recovering from minor head trauma. Mogo has kind basically how you know. Powerful potential purpose publishing was born because we met there. We spent five days week. Did her thing we hung out. We went to Lake Louise you know. And just all of the synchronous cities all of the little pieces And I knew we knew before this that we were thinking about the book. But I hadn't touched my story yet do that. I needed to go to Calgary before I can write it. Yeah and what happened is was just a conversation between earn islands. Reiner the airport. And she said once sang and then all of a sudden all. These pieces started cascading together. And that was the impetus that trigger. That started the healing process since then captured story. That's Amazing Yeah. I I know going there to to ban. It is if you have not been. I encourage anyone listening to this to go. It is the most beautiful place in the world my family with a few years ago so I can definitely see where it would be a A source of inspiration for you and and so you kind of Segue into my next question. Which was you know? How did you get started with it? But so let's let's continue with that a little bit and when you met an and you decided to to form this what what was your purpose. What what's what's the goal of of the company ultimately now especially now that especially now that you've got this first book against. I think it was that the first one that you did now. I know that we did basically under the publishing lorries published a couple of books that I've been are the desire for what the purpose is to yet is to help people fine and follow their purpose not only as authors but then for the readers. Choose to inspire It's to give voice to these transformative experiences. It's to bring into the world all of these really deep healing stories inspiration that needs to be shared. You know we're all here to kind of raise the vibration level of humanity. Yeah and everyone has a storied is how you know we all. We all have stories and so our goal is to help people get those stories out and to do it in a way authentic. You know we Gloria with her writing. Coaching and both of us with our intuitive guests can really to into the energy of the people were working with and the energy of their store in needs to be share and really it grow and blossom and spans are more than what just like me than what we thought when you starts it turns into so much and that becomes a light and a benefit for the whole world. So that's the purpose awesome. Well that is a very good is too mild a word. I'm trying to think of a better description What let's go with inspired purpose? How `BOUT THAT INFANTA POWERFUL? But yes that's right. Yes absolutely awesome. Well how if someone out there may be a starting to feel the call to share their story what would be the best way for them to contact you and Gloria and and see And be getting some help and getting that story toll so the best way they can either contact Gloria at Gloria Gloria Coca Cola Zero P. P. O. L. A. DOT COM or. They can send an email to contact he publishing at g mail DOT COM and that's our virtual assistance contacted. She will connect them with Gloria Gloria's our point person right now because she's the one who works directly with the riders to start story. And then you know I or come in later with the cover and graphic design and marketing. you know all of that. Gloria glories fabulous at really gleaming but the most diets are and how people to get down into polishing and making it a real our just as beautiful beautiful well. I'm sure her ears are burning at you singing her praises but I. I think we should be singing. Your praises to that. You are an amazing artist and I think you know. Make sure that you are Recognizing that for yourself and owning that so you own all your gifts as well since very good all right. Well I appreciate you being on the show today and sharing with us a little bit about your journey and and and the goal of your Publishing Empire who felt maybe I think it will be that. It's it will be the next house. Yeah well you know baby steps to say what? Are you going to publish your book right? Yeah I'm working on. I am still working on that. So yeah I'm going to be in contact and See what we can do with that. So oh I forgot to say bet. You also have a website okay which is Www dot p. p. p. dash publishing DOT COM. Okay awesome. Well I will and for those of you listening if you're like in the car or something and you're like I can't write this down. Don't worry about it. It's in the show notes so if you go to my website Gloria Rand Dot com. You'll find information as well as I believe on. 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Peter Irvine Gloria Jeans Executive
"Midway through ninety nine hundred seventy two. Let's see the two. We've lost among cheats stay. Were Gods booth birthdays. What he's birth. He's GonNa like so the Knicks styles and walking in the morning early as I used to walk around the streets syndergaard if you've got a miracle that is very production more from lex Mandy. You're listening to faith collides. It's a show about industry leaders and the stories behind how faith plays into life at work. I'm grace walk and on today. Show Peter Irvine shares what. It was like to go from working at an AD agency at fourteen years old to becoming a cafe entrepreneur in his late forties. Then Peter Opens up about praying through difficult moments after opening up the first stores and what they had to do to make the Gloria jeans concept work in Australia to one. They sold the business so that Peter could focus on what he's doing today. Now at seventy one years old. Peter is still passionate to speak into the lives of people who care about faith and business just to talk before. I get into Peter Story. What does it mean to have? Vision the vision that Helen Keller. Who was both death and blind spoke about when she said the only thing? Worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. That's a pretty powerful statement coming from someone who later became an author. Political activist and lecturer. Helen Keller wasn't handicapped by her circumstances when she set her mind on not what she couldn't do but what she wanted to do which was to make an impact on others and just how important is having vision. Having vision can help us stay focused because people like you and me going about our daily lives at work or at home we can often get distracted doing all the little things in front of us and maybe not accomplished much towards a bigger dream. I really got thinking about vision after talking to Peter. He's one of the two guys who successfully brought the US coffee brand. Gloria Jeans to Australia and turned it into the global brand. It is today but what I found interesting about him is that he didn't grow up environment that would encourage him to think big. He grew up in the outskirts of Sydney Australia. Right after World War. Two when I was growing up wouldn't talk about things like vision mission and values because it wasn't even thought of that taunt but must people would work to earn money to get bombed by bills. What type of things did your dad tell you to be speaker in that sort of stuff? He wasn't highly educated because Arab. Be Famously said I will. In their early teenage season will start work kind of work. Did your dad do and usually ease. He worked as I tree logging in the mountains and eventually He worked for Manufacturing Company is a full moon and then eventually worked for himself. He's on small truck to deliver products. Full can be out and a hardware stores so that probably made you really think you had to kind of pay the bills mentality year. Well I just assume you GONNA work. It wasn't a high expectation it wasn't like stay at school and go in education and I just Eventually the age fourteen. God I Joe Visit Genia in an advertising agency to earn money for your family or just for yourself. We'll come on back in nineteen sixty. Three's very small. Incomes are a third of that income would go as bold towards parents towards Let's that top of seeing another third of that was for transport from way relieved to where I had a weekly ticket and then you had a third over to To do something with your new self so at fourteen years old you are already contributing to your room and board. We'll pay just small Amanda Woods appearance because it cost to look after forest. Peter says most people from his town in Australia didn't continue with her education in the nineteen sixties because families couldn't afford paying for education so Peter got her certificate for finishing year nine which is equivalent to the eighth grade in the US. Then he got a job working at DNI him one of the largest advertising agencies in the world but after working there for a few years Peter had a desire to upscale and he asked around how you do it someone suggested should do. The advertising certificate course of college was a huge number. People started nothing. I finished her for years. It was a course it was slide tedious and probably Already learning wool working in the advertising agency doing the coolest idolize limit to stick it out. That was the only certificate I have a God really live at all by working and learning at watching observing at working with people who probably had the education and looted a lot from but a lot of mine started count from seeing God works through the Bible. Id's and can you describe a moment when your faith became real taunts ruining my life took a leak was when all sixteen or seventeen after a Sunday non Use Mri driven. Challenge me about not having vice based on other people just pushing the church and its dotted to realization. That it's actually from my relationship with God about thirty six years old. I had to realize that a saint gaudens impression that your Tree Small Valley Wall in my mind and they realized that was maitree wiping out versus chapters folks. That people told me don't apply to the jets. Robo advisors SPA until you that delegation Michigan Consumer. Hey go about doing. It will lead story in Nevada. It says really Peter says even though he was raised Christian family his faith grew when he applied biblical principles to his life at work especially when he became national media director at the Ad Agency in his mid thirties in this role. He saw how he couldn't do it all by himself. When he became responsible for planning where advertising money would be spent for negotiating buying and scheduling all the media across the country. He broke delegation into some practical steps. Four sequel Colin's bones on a piece of pipe and one was watched the job. Secondly what's the detail of that job? The third thing is who's going to do it and when you actually put nine against your nine doesn't have to be against everything and I learned that that my nine couldn't be against their rethink as many items jobs needed doing but lack of proper paypal against that and even if only half did the job it would be half I on the journey. Peter says he got the opportunity to grow within his firm as people saw he could do it. By MID FORTY S. He became their general manager to manage day to day issues for two hundred people across four floors and he also got to handle the major McDonald's account. Peter was happy where he was so it came as a surprise when he was asked to take a senior role at. Dd Him as called back from holidays and the chairman called in and said the managing director is moving to America around the Dallas Fort Worth Office and all the working directors by hold onto managing director. Thinks I never sold out? I didn't WanNa do that. Might sound strange but it wasn't something that I pushed full and expected always happy to do much all politics while they did are done with a nice swim is self talk but I said to the chairman now and I think sirens and then he pushed it off go to high pri- about it He didn't understand world's talking about so I got home and I said to offer disposition etcetera etcetera. And she said you should take it civilized. I won't and she encouraged me. What made you say yes or you get paid to reasons. Probably why I did. Taika one was her encouragement to do the second reason Peter Said had to do with a recent change in his life he and his wife Sue had moved to a church called Tilson. Which is a Mega Church in Australia? Which did it's worship and preaching a bit differently from the church. Peter grew up in. Peter says what he saw it he'll song was that they had a far greater vision in dealing with issues to becoming a large church for example they used to rent a major entertainment. Santa and they were sometimes during the That was not available and diko very creative in Wadeye mate on those particular Sundays and it sort of open my mind to save a judge can think visionary to solve problems. Why can't we do that in business? So I guess growing to be managing great that was actually growing to another label. And so what was it like when you took on that? Role Architecture. Fi could have sitting really quickly pull the covers. Ivers looking out so our shout on the white driving to work. I said we'RE GONNA set a vision. Whatever that links I got the key people together and I said we're going away for two days by external moderator which we use with McDonald's in workshops associated is a guide to work at what APP vision and. What are the issues that we have that we need to resolve as a business and it's interesting out of that workshop? We came up with a vision. That really impacted me. Do you remember what it was? We came up with to be the based note the biggest base advertising agency these countries seen. But that wasn't there was a key part to it that was important to be the best advertising. I you see these countries dash okay. He's not a guy And the Cape Cod because when went out creative people after that taunt kind presented concept Brookline. We reviewed it and we say well. It's pretty by. We'd better present it and I said I remember we said okay. He's not a Chi- so we sent them a wider Redo it and they came up with a phenomenal. I need of the client loved and mighty in Polish successful. And what was it like? Being on the McDonald's one way enjoyed excite like retail allied. Things that if you promoted a product at it you know it worked or didn't work actually upskilled me in dealing with knowledgeable but difficult people in marketing and business saints and let us not to let a lot about franchising whether it was McDonald's or another franchised. Peter says he started to see the same complaints from franchisees. Those are people using the McDonald's brand and running the actual stores he walk into. If I previous program hadn't worked they would be very angry and upset Whether it was your phone not on. They often had issues with the company not with us. But we would the soft target too tight those issues out on so you started to develop a very thick skin in dealing with people and how many of them and often I would not back not approve a a marketing promotion coming up because they didn't like what the company had done so we got back again the next month and work at how we sold that program to get it. Approved is there was nothing wrong with the parkway. Peter was exposed to how retail franchises worked in how to bridge the disconnect between the big corporation and the Franchisees? Who'd from time to time not see eye to eye on how promotions and marketing spend should be used. It was a challenge. Peter loved and was good at and little. Did he know that it would make sense when his friend nobby sally a small group leader from? Church would present him with an opportunity that would change his career. He was already in coffee and tea. He was bringing into the country full restaurants and hotels and for supermarkets and he said to us. Would you like to do something different and I said what are you GONNA wind up? It offered this concept Gloria James and. I said we'll diagnose what about fashion. He said no beans coffee so he showed us the calibration and as you know caliber shoes anyway. Ceylon so I said let's go to America. Let's have a look after over thirty years at the same advertising agency. Peter saw the opportunity to change his career and essentially leave the company he was with since he was fourteen years old. But Peter was going into this with a partner who had experienced in the coffee industry and someone he trusted. We'll take a break and when we're back we'll hear how Peter and his partner Nabi Sally when off to the. Us and agreement. They came back with him so I wanted to take this break to talk about Jeremy Lin because his career and faith have had ties in Los last season. Jeremy Lin was the first Asian American to win an NBA title. But he didn't get much playing time during the playoffs and that win wasn't necessarily a win for his career. So free agency has been tough because I feel like in some ways the NBA has kind of given up. His words went viral over the Internet. Unfortunately not many people know why he said what he said. Jeremy Lin was speaking at a Taiwanese Christian. Tv Station called good TV. He didn't just tear up to speak about the terrible career trajectory. He's had since Lin Sanity. But actually how he's dealt with this faith in the midst of it all and my biggest question goes to God. Why would you give me on this? Why would you give me everything just to leave me out to dry many times? People talk about their failures after. They've seen their successes but Jeremy's talk was for the purpose that went beyond circumstance. Because I come here before you with a broken heart and I that I might never be the player that I thought I could. Actually if you're looking at it odds are I won't but I know that I still have freedom and that's what I'm here to tell you today. Jammie told the crowd don't give up. Don't give in and don't lose hope if you WanNa hear his full speech checkout good tv or go to our faith collides website to get the link to the video. I really hope that your faith will be encouraged. If you feel you've reached dead and in your career. Welcome back Peter's about to share. What happened when he and abby flew to the US to visit Gloria jeans so we went over looked at the three stores and then they took us to the East Coast to meeting. They hit office and ask. Would you like to buy the rights? Restrictive and OCSTA- kit lay. And say what are you got a mind and I said we want you to I. Seventy five stores in ten year term likely. See how we could. I could seventy five call feet gifts because that's what they would back then in America and so they said how many do you can do so. I said you have to leave the room because we have to work it out and talk about it so the the room a dog work out that there were probably only Stri twenty-five lot shopping centers and I sit to partner. This is a gift store has to be big. Sater's it's never gonNA work was and so we agreed with twenty five so they came back in and we said twenty five nineteen law. Could we argued for house but eventually diagree because international expansion wasn't exactly rushing. Why on the just to give a bit of perspective here while Australia may look like a big country on the map since its land. Mass is almost the same size as the United States. Australia's population had only about eighteen million ozzy's when the agreement was signed in nineteen ninety five. This number barely reaches those living inside the state of New York today. So opening twenty five stores within ten years made sense but even still it was very difficult for Peter and Nabi to sell enough coffees. That would help them break even in the first couple years. So we eventually we the first store November nineteen ninety-six. Do you remember what it was like opening up the first floor? I stayed at home and light on hundred cinema wife. What we call one open on. Antioch Ed Nearly killed me. Why well is just so many things you had to learn and do a Polka give? There are people who didn't want to help us because I thought we were idiots and this concept would never work. There is a steep learning curve for Peter and by nineteen ninety seven. They had up to stores will lose a lot of enthusiasm from customers and people coming in we would getting the volume tune. I've off and both stores that were beginning to succeed but midway through nine hundred ninety seven I kinda miss it to sue letsie detail IDA. We focused on Monday. But she said to me even understand what. God's birth birth this what he's birth. He's going to make it happen so the next day. I was walking in the morning early as I used to do. Walk around the streets praying cigar. If you've got a miracle that is a very good die right so when you wanted to give up were you aligned with your business partner on that. He couldn't see how we could get any more money and I could neither because we put everything in it to be our tape a going but he gave it up. We have to but a guy and we say we'll God's birth so do we need to make some changes because we were still a bit of a Hybrid. Obey a coffee tea gift store and away. Coughing neutral stroll. What was that like having a partner? Who was someone you you from Churches. Someone you can pray with and can be good and sometimes can be bad what we committed to when we started that we would meet once a month on a Saturday morning not to talk about the small bits and pieces of business but talk through one of the key issues. Where we're going with these other anything's we really disagree on between H Elba. Let's deal with it. And we spend time praying for the business for the people in the business for a sales rep families and for things happening at Church and maybe other K. ISSUES. The net was probably pretty crucial. Why was that? It will mainly talk to different people but did manage signed top of paypal. It's important that you deal with these shoes. Cause issues brew between in the business will between yourself so you have to get him out on the table and talks about pry them through their issues. Coming up when you're running a business you by running all the time and if you don't deal with them they can become Maija problems but if you can deal with them you can actually come up with. Solutions will change directions on something. Here was their problem in a nutshell. The two original Gloria Jean's coffee shops had it emphasis on buying gifts and selling specialty coffee. Beans Peter says if you walked into their original store you would have seen how twenty five percent of the business was selling whole coffee. Beans with over fifty varieties and blends coffees from different countries. You could scoop them from the bins way them on scale to take home then. The other fifty percent were from selling China crockery teapots and all the paraphernalia items for making tea and coffee and hot chocolates. And the remaining twenty five percent were for drinks pastries. The problem was the margins. Were bitter in the drinks and they four it might for very tough in. Bryant Omay model to actually might money year round. And that's why we focused on the espresso hot and cold drinks and food pastry cabinet because we generated about seventy percent of siles Twenty five percent of America and it was more profitable so peter and his partner had a slightly changed the emphasis on the original store concept so that the primary focus which he called the hero in the store would be different so when we started in Australia we copied that call safe exit. Might the espresso drinks and pastries cabinet. More by here are which the American Indu and it was only that slight difference actually guide US trash into grab because they coffee table gifts stole principle is very limited because once you sell I take to someone. They're not necessarily WANNA by Noah in order to accommodate selling more pastries and drinks. Peter had to look at the seating arrangements because the seating from the original store concept was very limited. The emergence OUGHTA had no seating initials or if they did. It was like two or three stools. Or Way Way started we I if you Titles Oj's and a few with probably four or five but we learn a dive of the easiest dry in Mac at loves to seat so we built way remodeled stores to take out some of the merchandise chills and created more titles and Jay's even benches with stools so we could see thirty or forty people so that probably impacted the way you looked at cafes. You probably needed a little more real estate for seeding yes we created because the more real estate you take the mortgage paint cities for the lace and and we started to introduce what we call. Chaos and generally at taunt chaos didn't have any city so we are Shiite an area that could create sating knicks to the kiosks because we saw Angel pod of out business to have seen on top of that Peter realized there was a need to shift the mindset of Australians. On how to drink coffee now when he go to Australia. Today you'll see many people getting and drinking coffee on the go but in the nineteen nineties. That wasn't the case because it was a cultural senior in Australia. That you walk around eating more drinking your way sat down so McDonald's broken culture with a cold drinks we come and people were used to sitting down and having coffee tea in Crockery China. Cup and Table Service. We had none of that so we basically broke them on sit. Peter says what happened wasn't necessarily a miracle but things started to happen to turn the situation around one of them was making the decision to Change Gloria jeans takeaway. Specialty coffees and changing the store layout to boost sales. The other was allowing people to buy into the business as store franchisees. These are the people who started to see potential and what they are doing including a guy who was adamant to join their business he said all really getting and all hope you build a business what we eventually relented economy and he wasn't. Sad building the business. The stool manages that worked for US IN THE SECOND STORE. Live Golf they financed. Gavea and I became franchisees. The second stole the Knicks. Six or seven stores after that. We're all franchise stores because I will paypal. That cold US people down from my advertise he dies. Were actually very good working in areas McDonald's solemn and we allow them to become franchisees and what Peter Thought would take ten years to hit the target of opening twenty-five stores. They were able to do it within the first six years. But this didn't happen without them. Working out a concept that would attract a significant footfall and also required them getting into a business model that would enable them to grow rapidly. Then you had a significant growth from twenty five stores opening in the first six years to three hundred stores for years later. What happened in the four years that grew at significantly? While there's two aspects twenties we added to US staff whereas we had one person who was sourcing thing franchisees sourcing sides handling project management designs and one person doing operations training. We actually added paypal. External people initially who would find sites worse. We still did. The interviewing of Franchisee new franchisees ourselves. We it project managing. Sol's about we actually used some external resources to help us because we then next year we want to. I've been tiffany new stores. The Gloria Jeans Franchise in Australia experienced remarkable growth and this got the attention of the US owners who didn't see as much growth from the other international markets. They had one person looking after international embodies stage. He wasn't allowed to fly. They didn't want to spend the money. So you could imagine the supervision so we weren't really often the international to buy because we had to convince bank dilemmas money we were really after the riots outright to infrastructure New Zealand and we would have been happy with that but they said they would talk to us about that before to sell us the international business. We went about building a plan around how to do that and presented to banks to get money to be able to do it when that happened. What was going through your mind. Were you excited? You have some reservations. It was probably in inside and an outside yelling help. Why's that it's a big? It's a big task. It is but in the end. We're excited to thirty nine countries around the world. What was your vision for? Gloria jeans vision was to be the most respected and loved coffee. Company in Australia and bayonet became the world when we both bought the international rods. Did you have in mind to keep it for a long time as we did? We could continue even long after we passed on because we could pull from the Diet to die may years to come have people running it that we have a communist related to ten years into their agreement. They reached over three hundred stores by two thousand five. This included the number of stores stay inherited from buying Gloria Jeans International. It was a lot to manage and Peter had to do a lot of traveling so a few years after they went international. Peter was feeling like he wanted to do something. Different and Peter's vision for himself and Gloria Jeans started to change about two years into earning international a similar partner. Just since God is leading may despite more in the business will end To the business paypal. I to ministry but secondly it actually builds the Nyman the awareness of glory. James doing it but to do that. We'll have to put on her managing director. Someone who can be some way agree to and I start. Just promoted started getting more the essentials gold thing while Peter felt he should be speaking into the lives of business people. It became more and more difficult for Peter to have a stake at Gloria jeans. So nearly after twenty years since Peter got into the Gloria jeans agreement it seemed like a door open to sell the international business to retail food group. A publicly listed company Australia. But this decision meant Peter. Giving up what he had envisioned into Gloria Jeans to think a little journey. It's very hot too tightly Pepsi with a business. She ever will you money otherwise known. Everyone looks after the way you would like. It looked after when you guys sold or your jeans retail food group. How did that make you feel over decide by that stage relieved? We still had a lot of debt personally as a partner so getting selling the business enabled us to clear that they will be fully focus without the hangover offer. Business another people running it in control without that being like a new syringes ache so he could actually are fully on the ministry in developing materials and resources and develops programs that would help business people in leadership in churches around the world as well as business played pool in Australia. Gloria Jean's coffees had reached five hundred stores when it was sold to retail food group. In two thousand fourteen it was sold for what was equivalent to one hundred and fifty million. Us dollars this was significantly. More than what Peter and his partner had put in for some people selling business to a bigger company for more than what was put in is a huge win and Peter's journey to leave a normal day job to get into a business venture like Gloria jeans was really something his family never could have imagined him doing. Viewer someone coming from a family. That just had the mentality to pay the bills. What did your mom and dad feel about what you're doing at Gloria jeans ability. What I was talking about I grew up in the mountains. Where IN THE EARLY EAST? Where there was a lot of transport side they area or influence Was very small by the Tom. I grew up in to the stage of my life that they just wouldn't have learned concept in a in a circle with on sons or daughters. Could Abba be involved in something like this? That not only touched around Australia but the will It a. It's not a criticism overdose. Just a sphere of influence was where he'd to get bond high bills growing up. Did they take you guys to? Cafes are independent money and really capitalize and restaurants hardly existed of treat for us was once a year. We would have fishing chips on stuff. Wow even though Peter's vision for Gloria Jeans didn't Pan out as he liked Peter beliefs. What happened has allowed him to be more focused on what he wants to do today. Today Peter is in his early seventies and says he has not retired. He's passionate about work and about helping people of faith to succeed Peter. Irvine's website provides free resources and practical guidance on all the lessons. He's learned in life. It's really interesting. How he didn't grow up with the best education to get where he is yet his faith and his calling the help others grow and business. I had to ask what gave him such a desire to think big for his life and for others when his family upbringing didn't and this is what he had to say a number of years. You start to grow and you start to rethink stopped alone. You're planning sessions. You see how other people have vision and you see how people are. They live on the people learn. Some of it starts to rebel from but you gotta get it for yourself. Probably too many years to actually start realizing that God had a plan and a purpose for my life and it wasn't just get by bills but it was to seek city and basic successful so I could be a blessing to other people so it sounds like a personal relationship. God Yes allowed you to be encouraged to know. Even though maybe it was absent with your own father stopped to realize I taunt then God is just someone and Athena Anthony. You start to read. This is in verse and it goes like this goes is. I have a lot more to tell you the engine. You insisted this is a variation on the same old thing is your brain you something. Never Guess Dream Up. He'd be out of sight that alone and I started to realize that when I speak tolling of starting to give these. Id's and solutions to my our bill. And you that because I never had any idea about that in our real lost interest in the business along that he's GonNa give me words he's GonNa Challenge Peter's background didn't disqualify him from aiming high and it shouldn't be a reason for you either if you already have a vision or want to pursue something more with your career or work. You're actually ahead of Peter when he was in his mid forties who at that time was content with where he was as general manager at the same Ad Agency. He worked for since he was fourteen years old. It was a process for Peter to be challenged to think big and to consider the opportunities in business since for Peter. He wasn't raised in a privileged family or highly educated yet. He was able to be part of an incredible opportunity to build the Gloria Jeans brand in Australia and sell a profitable business and this he credits to having a personal relationship with God who he says is a father to him who believes and delights in him so no matter where you are in your career or how you feel about going to work these days. May you to be reminded of a father who delights in you. This Juan hoping to bring you stories. That could revive your workweek. Thanks for listening. Just a quick note at faith collides. We do our research on each of the valued guests on our show and while we realized that Peter Irvine has received negative media attention and was part of a legal proceeding regarding a us-based charity at some point in his career. Peter says it was a role he took for an interim period and was not part of his calling. We also found it not critical to include as part of the narrative and we hope he can still be inspired by Peter's life story. Thanks for listening.
Leading Ladies: Gloria Swanson
"This episode of Encyclopaedia. Manica is sponsored by function of beauty. Function of beauty is haircare that's formulated specifically for you. No matter hair type. They create shampoo conditioner in treatments to fit your unique needs. You start by taking a quick quiz to tell them about your hair, and then they determine the right blend of ingredients and bottle your custom formula to order. I've been using mind for the past few months. I have to say it's been awesome. Go to function of beauty. Dot Com Slash Jenny to take your phone apart hair profile quiz and save twenty percent on your first order function of beauty dot com slash. Jenny check it out. Hello, from Wonder Media Network, I'm Jenny Kaplan, and this is encyclopedia will manteca today's leading lady was an actress producer and businesswoman. She was known as the Queen of the silent screen. Let's talk about Gloria Swanson. Laurie was born in Eighteen, ninety, nine in Chicago, her mother Adelaide was her primary caretaker and her father Joseph was a US army officer stationed overseas. As a result. Gloria frequently moved throughout her childhood living in places such as Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico. When Gloria was fifteen years old her aunt time on a tour of SNA studios in Chicago. Some reports maintain that a tour guide was intrigued by Gloria and discovered her then in their. Others, suggests that she talked her way into the business either way, it was an estimate studios that Gloria got her start. She was hired as an extra at Sixteen Gloria dropped out of school and appeared in sweetie goes to college alongside Wallace Berry. Gloria Wallace married shortly. Thereafter, Loria leader wrote, but the marriage was fraught with abuse and they finalized their divorce in nineteen eighteen. Loria would marry five more times throughout her life and had three children. And Nineteen Sixteen Gloria and her mother moved to Hollywood where Gloria appeared in keystone studios comedy shorts, opposite, Bobby. Vernon. Gloria long to appear in more serious films, she moved to triangle studios there, she was still disappointed by the role she was given fortunately, Gloria wasn't bound to contract and she soon began working for filmmaker. So be mill. Glorious starred in souls, Melodramas, and played sensual glamorous characters. See. So's films turned Gloria into an icon making her highly sought after in the industry. See sel said the public, not. I May Gloria Swanson, a star. In nineteen eighteen see Soto Gloria to sign a contract with famous players lasky at lasky glorious starred in a number of successful pictures including the nineteen nineteen film male and female in which she famously bathes in elementary setting. See, still continued to assign Gloria roles that depicted extravagance, and she later said that her expensive taste was influenced by him. Gloria lived lavishly by the mid twenties. She was the highest paid actress in. Hollywood. She owned mansions, expensive land was a savvy real estate investor. Still she ran through her money. Her lingerie bill was reported to be ten thousand dollars a year. Gloria later reflected on her lifestyle and said, we lived like kings and Queens and why not? In love with life. Gloria, grew frustrated at famous players Lasky. She was more famous for her costumes than her acting in one, thousand, nine, hundred and five. She fought to get Lasky to greenlight madame. Sanjin A. french-american co-production Gloria was deeply involved in the production. She petitioned the French government for access to historic sites and help choose the director and cast. Gloria met her third husband onset honoree, the Marquis de la La dre. Gloria discovered that she was pregnant with Ariz baby while divorcing her second husband, her contract at famous players. Last year had a morality clause. If broken, she might be blacklisted from. Hollywood. So Gloria decided to have an abortion in Paris and she almost died from complications. When famous players lasky tried to renegotiate her contract? They eventually offered what's now equivalent to fourteen point, seven million dollars per year quarrier fuse to enter into another morality clause, and instead signed with United Artists which gave her complete creative freedom. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, seven, Gloria established her own production company. She tricked the Hays Office to get permission to make the highly controversial film Sadie Thompson. It was a hit. But shortly after Sadie thompsons release, the company fell into financial straights that year Gloria had met Joseph Kennedy the father of US President John F. Kennedy, and they began an affair while Gloria was still married to her third husband. Choose convinced. Gloria, to let him take the reins of Gloria Swanson productions so that she could focus on script selection. His Direction and mismanagement cost Gloria her company. In Nineteen Thirty Gloria Swanson production made its last film what a widow glorious first production with sound Gloria struggled to transition from silent films to talkies. The sound films she appeared in unsuccessful and by nineteen thirty, four press regarded her as a has been with her film career. Struggling Loria made a serious pivot. She founded a patent startup called multi prizes. In one, thousand, nine, thirty, eight, Gloria helped four Jewish Austrian scientists flee the Nazis with the help of her husband. Loria paid for their resettlement and supported them until nineteen forty-three in exchange for them working at multi prizes. Still Gloria. Wasn't finished acting. In. The Nineteen Forties Gloria return to film, and Nineteen fifty. She started her most successful movie sunset Boulevard in which she played Norma Desmond, a deluded former star trying to make a comeback. This is my life. It always will be. Nothing else. Just. Camera? And those wonderful people parents. Right Mr Demille, I'm ready for my. Gloria won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal. Gloria then pivoted to Broadway and TV. Later, on in life, Gloria became a health food advocate and a yoga practitioner. While attempting Hollywood events, she even brought her own meals in a paper bag. Gloria was also politically active in nineteen, eighty she campaign for Ronald Reagan. In one eighty-three, Gloria died from a heart ailment. She was eighty four years old. Gloria, Swanson had a lasting legacy in the film industry. She. Was honored with two stars on the Hollywood walk of fame. On reflecting on her career. Glorious said, if I had to live my life again, I wouldn't. Life is a privilege. Mistakes should be dropped in the wastebasket. Tune in tomorrow for the story of another leading lady. For more on why we're doing what we're doing check out our encyclopedia. News Weather Manica Weekly. You can also follow us on facebook and Instagram at Encyclopedia Manica and you can follow me directly on twitter at Jenny Kaplan. Special. Thanks to lose Kaplan my favorite sister in co-creator talk to you. Tomorrow. High, it's Jenny I'm so excited to tell you about a new wfan show. One hundred years ago? The nineteenth amendment protecting women's constitutional right to vote was ratified. But American women's battle for the ballot began long before then and continues this day on. She votes a new podcast from wonder. Media Network award-winning Journalists Lynn share an Ellen Goodman, unravel the complex history of the women's suffrage movement. From the unintended limits of the nineteenth amendment to the return of voter suppression. 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Falls From Grace: Gloria Grahame
"The new season of famous fates, titled Falls from. Grace is coming to a close. Each Wednesday we featured two new episodes that focused on a different scandalous figure from history. If you enjoyed today's episode head over to the famous bates feed defined, our entire season of falls from grace. These episodes are free and only available on spotify. Today's episode features. Gloria, grahame, she was admired during the nineteen forties and fifties for her sophisticated acting style and was recognized by her signature lipstick. But she would soon become known for her tumultuous personal life, numerous husbands and a spiraling career. Today's episode details. The story of Bobby Driscoll, a child star for Disney who voiced Peter Pan. But his life would end up being anything but magical to hear it head over to the famous fates feed on spotify to listen for free today. Oh morning. This episode features discussions of intimate partner violence and statutory rape that some listeners may find disturbing. We advise extreme caution for listeners under thirteen. Glorious. Sat at her vanity in London looking in the mirror. Her dress was perfect. Her face was perfect. She was almost convinced that she was perfect and ready for tonight's incredibly exciting event meeting the Queen of England on her boyfriend. Usual was there to remind her that whatever the public thought of her however much. She looked like a star on the silver screen. Really. She was nothing he didn't want her to go meet the Queen He. He hadn't gotten an invitation and how could Gloria. Deserve one. If he didn't, he proved his point by dragging his nails across her back in a terrifyingly quick violent move one long red scars from her neck to her waist that night Gloria push through the pain and covered up the marks with makeup determined to be the star. She was desperate to be bought. Eventually, her endless personal troubles would slip out from under the cover up. And ruined her. Hi I'm Vanessa Richardson and I'm Carter. Roy. And this is season. Two of famous fates falls from grace. This season were examining once revered historical figures whose stories ended in less than savory ways. Every week we're bringing you two episodes examining the lives of two fascinating people in the same industry. They were beloved for their incredible accomplishments until they were reviled for their sins. This we're covering to. Hollywood celebrities and their meteoric falls from stardom starting with film nor actress Gloria, Grahame and the nineteen forties and Fifties Gloria was known for her sophisticated acting style and signature lipstick. But. What really thrust her into the public eye were her tumultuous personal life in multiple husbands as events escalated at home. Glorious Career backslid into oblivion. We'll dig into glorious dramatic rise to stardom right after. This. It was the summer of nineteen, forty, five frank, capra. Was Casting. It's a wonderful life and he needed a blonde a sex pot to play the secondary character. A violent BIC none of the usual suspects were available. He needed someone new. So he started dredging through the reserves of Hollywood's young untried starlets until he got the perfect screen test twenty, two year old Gloria grahame. Grahame was blonde. She was beautiful and she was talented cap was delighted and as other Hollywood insiders heard about this. Gorgeous, talented blonde wandering around on CAPRA set. They were delighted to for Gloria the attention as well as the part was welcome. She always been shy and insecure. That's why she loved acting when she was playing a role, she could make herself into someone. Someone bigger and stronger at least for a little while. But suddenly Hollywood was telling her she should feel that way all the time and not just with compliments the soon as Capra caster everything changed, she was it seemed a star stardom. Gloria? Found meant all kinds of good things I. There were the parts they were coming in droves in nineteen, forty, seven alone the. The year, it's a wonderful life finally came out, she was in four films. Then there were the parties, the red carpets, the publicity jobs she was on the cover of life magazine in the fall of forty six, she received her First Academy Award Nomination for best supporting actress in nineteen, forty seven for her role in crossfire. It was everything Gloria could have dreamed of. On. Fortunately, if she'd hoped, the world's adulation would wipe away. Her insecurities didn't. In fact, it made her more anxious than ever about earning the role of Hollywood star. She had to be perfect, and she never felt that way especially when she looked in the mirror more than anything, she hated the ridges of her upper lip. She did her best to cover them up with makeup using elaborate combinations of lipstick and liner to create optical illusions of a full smooth lip, some of her Hollywood compatriots. Referred to these creations as her many mouths. Gloria didn't want many mouths. She wanted one perfect mouth. So she turned to surgery in the nineteen forties. Plastic surgery was still very new practice. One that came with risks, but Gloria didn't care. She was a star now and she had to be the most beautiful version of herself. Even if it involved a knife and after all, these were small operations just plumping up. Up Her lipstick get rid of those ridges. Then when she got into the swing of the surgery business, it made sense to shave down her job own as well. She was inching closer to perfection with every surgery. She could feel it unfortunately, she never felt quite there. Her insecurities didn't go away and they were only compounded by her failing marriage to actor. Stanley, clements. He'd made her feel terrible from the day. They married. The fights had been endless at first. It had seemed like passion. But as Glorious Star Rose Stanley's jealousy and paranoia increased and the fights got louder meaner, more physical. Gloria. Couldn't do it anymore. She had to get out focus on her career on being a Hollywood star. She needed a man who'd support her in that not hold her back. So in nineteen, forty, seven filed for divorce. The separation was a relief perhaps now, she could really enjoy the delights of stardom even for appearance wasn't quite perfect. Things were getting better moving in the right direction and Hollywood still enamored with this beautiful new starlet agreed. In nineteen, Forty, eight Gloria began working on a woman secret. She played a naive young singer whose eventually killed by the two leads. It was her biggest rule yet. She was more than just a love interest and she got lots of screen time. Gloria was delighted and determined to take full advantage of the role. If she demanded perfection of her face, she wanted perfection in her films to especially this one, the first. First time she really counted plus she liked the director, Nick Ray, she wanted to impress him. So she became more assertive. She made suggestions about blocking and lines as well as makeup and costumes and Nick, Ray was impressed. The pair started dating during filming when filming ended in nineteen, Forty Eight, only one day after glorious divorce was finalized. They were married five and a half months later, they had their first baby timmy. Unfortunately, the relationship quickly started to look alarmingly like glorious first marriage like Stanley Nick was a gambler and drinker later in life, timmy would recall stay with his father as a teenager and waking up to find that nick had literally gambled away the house while he was sleeping Gloria build nick out of his debts. Mind that so much. It gave her a chance to berate him and to insinuate, she would leave him which gave him a chance to respond with anger increasingly. The only attention he'd give her once again. Glorious relationship was providing horrifying evidence for her worst fears that she wasn't good enough that she didn't deserve attention in love much less stardom. Only this time, she didn't try to push those feelings away and escape her marriage instead, she threw herself into it determined to make nick show that really he loved her but Gloria is increasingly erratic belligerent behaviors stayed at home for now co stars and crew alike loved her and raved about her kindness as far as Hollywood was concerned Gloria was still on top and even nick in his role as a director had to admit that. In nineteen, forty, nine nick was brought on to direct a picture with Gloria as the lead. The line producer Robert Lord made glorious sign a contract that stated she would always follow Knicks Direction while working on the film and she did onset, the pair was amicable and always professional. But as nick went through rewrites of the film in a lonely place began to parallel the jealousy and paranoia in their marriage partway through filming nick moved out of their home in December of that year, Gloria filed for divorce. But then Gloria stopped the suit in May of nineteen fifty, the couple bought a new house together. Perhaps the film and a little time apart had helped them work through the demons plaguing their relationship. Regardless. It seemed that they'd agreed to move on from their troubled past and start again. But Gloria, couldn't move on from in lonely place just yet once the film was released in early nineteen fifty, she made headlines in a controversy called the great nightgown debate Gloria had clearly been nude underneath the bedsheets in one of the film scenes and the public was up in arms about common decency. The most vocal complaints came from nightgown companies who thought that the public would stop buying nineties. If Gloria grahame wouldn't wear one part things were going well, Gloria. She'd made a good picture she. She, and her husband were in a good place. Her lips weren't dragging her down too much now that her husband was showing her love Sushi reacted like the real star. She knew she was with nonchalance all she told the press was that. Of course, she always slept in the raw. Why wouldn't she the next few years matched this breezy confident tone. They were the busiest and most lucrative of glorious career. She had roles in fifteen films between nineteen, fifty and nineteen, fifty, five all while taking care of her young son. Timmy things with nick meanwhile stayed relatively calm and peaceful. In her worst moments, Gloria couldn't stand the calm. She needed fireworks to feel loved. Perhaps, that's what led to the disaster that struck next in the summer of nineteen fifty, one knicks thirteen year old son Tony Ray came to visit. Nick and Gloria at the couple's house in Malibu. Tony had never met Gloria. But he knew she was an actress and a beautiful one mic was apparently pulled away for filming the day Tony arrived. So it was up to Gloria to keep his son entertained. She was frantic unsure about what teenage boys like to do. But when Tony Arrived Gloria forgot all of her worries. The to allegedly had an instant connection. And not a connection of a stepson and his stepmother according to Nick when he came home later that afternoon, he allegedly found twenty-seven-year-old Gloria having sex with Tony. He immediately flew into a rage smashing anything breakable. He could get his hands on and stormed out of the House a few weeks. Later, the couple filed for divorce and Tony was back at home with his biological mother. It's unclear if this version of Gloria and Tony, story. Holds any truth. Her third husband told the, New York Post. It's fiction and Tony and Gloria never spoke publicly about the allegations. However, it ended glorious second marriage had blown up spectacularly. But unlike her first husband Nick was a high powered director who had the power to ruin her if the vial rumors about glorious infidelity got out to the papers, she'd be black balled in an instant her future rested in his hands. 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What do you really know best is the name of the show. All right. Well, I think we can let them be the judge of that new episodes of mom knows best every Monday exclusively on spotify. So follow and you can listen for free. Now back to the story. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, one, twenty-seven-year-old, Gloria Grahame, and her husband director. Nick. Ray separated after nick allegedly found Gloria having sex with his thirteen year old son, the story didn't make it into the papers at the time. It remained a rumor between close friends of Nick Gloria. Antoni one, they all confirmed and denied at different times. Thanks to that. Quiet for the time being glorious career was doing better than ever. She worked on the movie that would bring her an Oscar the bad and the beautiful and another Oscar winner. The greatest show on earth. These would become some of her most acclaimed films. But even now, after the disastrous end of her last marriage, Gloria wasn't one to languish without a man. She needed the affirmation of love, and by April of Nineteen, fifty-two, Gloria had already found herself another serious relationship with comedian Cy Howard. Gloria Nick had only been separated about six months at this time and their divorce hearings were still a long way off the tabloids took note painting the. The story as a scandal, but at first, it seemed to be your average acceptable Hollywood. Scandal glorious career wasn't affected on a personal front Gloria was affected cy like all the men she'd been with was possessive and jealous, glorious spurred him on hungry for the passionate angry fights that in her mind spelled love that combative relationship proved the catalyst for the first major blow to glorious career. In nineteen fifty three Gloria was invited to the Academy Awards with a nomination for best supporting actress. She was anxious for weeks leading up to the event desperate for everything to be perfect. She'd be up against some of the biggest names in Hollywood, and this would be the first televised Oscars in history. If she didn't win, she'd be humiliated. But if she did win Gloria News, she'd have to look and sound perfect for her adoring fans as the day Ju-, closer. Closer, Gloria, became more and more worried onset. She kept the anxiety under wraps, but at home and with friends the Oscars were the only topic of conversation on the day of the event Gloria. Waited in her trailer for side, pick her up dressed to the nines in her gown. Her face meanwhile was bear she wanted to wait to do her makeup until the last moment to ensure it didn't run when cy came in. He demanded she leave her face bear. As usual, he was jealous. and. Today his point of contention was makeup. Gloria was just as adamant that she had to look perfect tonight. So she locked herself in the bathroom and created one of the most lavish lips she had ever drawn unfortunately by the time, the fight and the lips were done. She had no time left to do any other makeup. The result was a half finished almost washed out appearance. This is part of what started rumors that she was drunk at the show. The other origin of the rumors stemmed from what happened when the winner of best supporting actress was announced. Gloria waited with bated breath and trembling hands while the nominees were listed. She was up against the likes of Jean Hagen for singing in the rain and Colette Marchand for Moulin Rouge Gloria felt it was almost impossible that she could win against such talented actresses. But just in case she had prepared speech with cy something witty and charming something that would really blow the socks off the American public who were seeing the award show for the first time on their televisions. Luckily because Gloria one. She turned to Cy and gave him a kiss. Then quickly made her way to the stage. She stumbled slightly as she reached the stairs, the lights were much brighter than she expected, but that wouldn't stop her from getting her award. She made her way across the stage smiling from ear to ear, then took the statuette from the presenter. But after all these weeks of tension after the distraction of that fight with cy earlier in the evening. Perhaps, thanks to the distraction of her unpainted face. Gorey's mind went blank. She stared out at the Sea of clapping spectators and then instead of her funny delightful speech. She gasped out a breathless. Thank you very much. As. Soon, as the words left her mouth Gloria darted offstage, mortified, she'd won the award, but she'd been a failure at receiving it and just like that. The public's favourite up and coming star had started her own downhill. Descent tabloids quickly spread the news that Gloria was a narcissistic drunk who didn't believe in thanking her cast mates and crew for their efforts. The rumors only grew as Gloria meekly repeated that she simply had stage fright, and at one point revealed that she allowed her son Timmy to use her Oscar as one of his dolls, Gloria tried to turn a blind eye to these smear campaigns, but the stress only made her insecurities grow. She went in for plastic surgery again, this time on her upper lip to shorten the despised ridges, but instead, the doctor paralyzed her upper lip. Gloria was mortified and started stuffing her lips with cotton to hide little, they moved with multiple surgeries and some experimental dentistry over the next few years, she was able to move her lip again. But throughout the rest of her career, Gloria, would show up to set without any notice covered in bandages from some new surgery. It became so drastic that in some of our films, it's clear that she has different features from one scene to another one magazine. gave her the nickname, the girl with the Novacaine lip nothing was going right and Gloria was cracking under the pressure for the first time. Her anxiety started spilling over from her home to her film sets to disastrous effect. While working on the big heat, Gloria continuously wiped off and reader makeup. Right before takes. Chelsea refuse to hit any of remarks making it impossible for the camera man to keep her in. Focus. But. Arguably, the worst issue was that Gloria performance scene and get notes from the director. Then in the next take, she would do something completely new. She claimed that since her character was unstable, she too would be unstable perhaps that relationship actually went in reverse. Thanks to this erratic behavior, Hollywood insiders were starting to get just as skeptical of Gloria as the press, but she was still a big name and a talented actress. Perhaps, she deserved a little leeway for some diva behavior onset in nineteen, fifty, four given one last chance, and it was her highest paid biggest role to date. Eight Oh Anne in Oklahoma, she'd get one hundred, thousand dollars for the role that's close to the equivalent of one million dollars in twenty twenty. But if Oklahoma was glorious last chance she blew it. She was an absolute menace onset. She would reportedly do anything possible to try to pull attention away from other actors in her shot. She frequently interrupted filming halfway through seen at one point. She even hid her co star over the head and pulled his hat over his eyes in the middle of take by the end of the shoot. Not One crew member or cast member had a good thing to say about Gloria. Grahame. After Oklahoma. Gloria was effectively blackballed. She was never asked onto a notable film. Again, she transitioned into bit parts on television and worked for low fees on smaller film productions. Meanwhile, her already tense relationship with the press turned more sour than ever. She refused to give interviews about projects unless the studios forced her to, they'd played a role in her descent down the Hollywood hierarchy and. And, while her behavior onset likely played a bigger role. It was the pressure from the press that had caused that to it was all the fault of the tabloids petty rumors and she wouldn't answer. They're silly questions. Even Win Gloria did show up for interviews. She always had what was deemed a bad attitude twentieth century. Fox. Executives claim they were embarrassed by her behavior. Meanwhile glorious personal life as usual was devolving at the end of Nineteen fifty-six. She was thirty three years old and new mother to Marianna Paulette, but even a baby couldn't improve her destructive dynamic with Cy. In fact, it only made things worse in March of Nineteen Fifty, seven, Gloria moved out with Paulette and Timmy in tow and went to live with her sister joy and van is. She inside were officially divorced in October of that year, her career devolved alongside her marriage in nineteen, fifty seven, she was paid only ten thousand dollars for her work in ride out revenge when times got tough in nineteen fifty-nine, she accepted a role in odds against tomorrow, which only paid her five thousand dollars lawyers. Golden years had officially come to an end, but the press wasn't done with her yet in nineteen fifty, eight. Gloria. Welcomed yet another love interest into her life and old companion who she hadn't seen in over five years, her ex Stepson Tony Ray. Coming up glorious last and largest scandal now back to the story. In the spring of Nineteen Fifty, seven Gloria was a thirty three year old three time divorced mother of two living with her sister's family in Van Nuys California, her career was looking just as bad as her personal life after million dollar roles like eight Oh and Ian Homa, she was struggling to find parts into this picture walked her ex Stepson Tony. Now, twenty years old, the attraction was still there. By Gloria, after three zestril marriages was hesitant to throw herself into what would likely be another explosive situation at least as far as the press was concerned. She knew that a relationship with Tony could be easily misconstrued as incest. Even Gloria wondered if there was something profane about her attraction to this young man to us ways those fears, the pair went to a psychiatrist in New York to discuss their relationship, whatever they determined behind those closed doors. They made the private decision that there was nothing untoward between them, and then on May thirteenth nineteen sixty, they got married in Tijuana Mexico most of glorious family and friends accepted the marriage even if there was a strange whiff of impropriety about marrying your ex husband son. Even. If the age difference was bit alarming. It's not as if glorious previous relationships had been any better and she was so down with barely any work, perhaps this would make her happy. But some people in glorious orbit were not. So charitable side Howard was appalled. And in nineteen sixty one he filed for full custody of his glorious daughter Paulette. He believed Tony Inglorious Marriage was hurting Paulette's morals and turning her against him. Nick Ray was unsurprisingly even more furious. He refused to talk to Tony for years after the marriage, but nothing compared to the censure, Gloria and Tony received from the press. The story appeared in almost every publication in Hollywood becoming glorious, most infamous news story. For woman who'd already been gossiped out of Hollywood, the tabloids railed against her claiming that she was a terrible mother and tossing around the word incest liberally, not one publication printed a word in her favor and with less and less work coming in soon, all Gloria was known for was her relationship. Gloria was understandably crushed. She had worked for years to hone her craft. She'd been dedicated as well as talented actress. Even if some behavioral issues had made her difficult to work with, and now she was being thrown out of Hollywood by the press. Why should they have say perhaps if she'd been a man none of her personal mistakes or her behavioral issues, onset would have mattered. But she wasn't. And, there were a million other beautiful girls lined up outside the studio doors ready to take her place Gloria didn't have a choice newly married and thirty seven years. Old Gloria left Hollywood and went back to the stage where she'd started acting as a child and I built up her acting resume. But she wasn't even welcome on Broadway these days she tony and the children went to Massachusetts. She managed to find work on small stage plays for ten years on the East Coast. During this time she gave birth to two sons Tony Gender in James. But this quiet existence was far from peaceful signs had not given up on his plan to get custody of Paulette. The trials were exhausting and stressful at one point the. Put Gloria, in the hospital, she was given electric shock treatments, a fairly common treatment for mental health issues at the time. But in a terrible twist of fate, the shocks permanently altered her memory. Now, she could barely remember her lines or parts of her own life, but even that wasn't the end of glorious utter demise. The now teenage Timmy chose to move out and live with his father. Timmy felt that Gloria and her new family no longer had time for him. Perhaps, he also wasn't entirely comfortable with treating his brother like a father and meanwhile tony was just as abusive as Gloria's previous husbands had been both physically and mentally. When they divorced in Nineteen, seventy four, he joined cy by knocking down her door with demands for custody rights. Glorious agonizing stress continued right. Until the bitter end. It was when she went back to the hospital for issues relating to stress that she was informed, she had breast cancer. She started radiation. Did her best to fight the disease by getting healthy giving up smoking and putting all her attention into her nutrition. Gloria wanted to be able to see. See Her children grow up. Even if they weren't able to be with her for a time, it seemed her fight had worked and nineteen, seventy eight, the cancer went into remission and Gloria. Even went back to work doing theater in London. But in nineteen, eighty one, she suddenly collapsed in the middle of a rehearsal. She had just enough time left to fly back to her family in the states and on October fifth. Nineteen. eighty-one at age fifty three. Gloria grahame died. By the time she died glorious success and scandals were both in the past. She was one of many Hollywood starlets who made it big and then disappeared into a miasma of personal drama and rumours. But in retrospect, what's most memorable about Gloria is her talent and her determination to keep acting and following her passion despite the many compromises she eventually made to do. So she might have been the perfect Hollywood star. She's so wanted to be a few short years. But she was an actress, her entire life. None of the men in her life could take that away from her however much. They might have wanted to, nor could they rob her of her final memorial? The beloved films she made conic with her many mouths and all. Thanks again for tuning into falls from grace, we found the book suicide blonde, the life of Gloria Grahame by Vincent, Curcio, extremely helpful to our research. You can find more episodes of falls from grace and all other podcast originals for free on spotify. We'll be back next week with another story of remarkable success and even more remarkable downfall falls from grace was created by Max Cutler, and his a podcast studios original. Producers include Max and Ron. Cutler sound designed by Dick Schroeder with production assistance by Ron Shapiro, Carly Madden and Travis Clark, this episode of falls from grace was written by Addie Brueggemann with ready assistance by Kate. Gallagher. And Stars, Vanessa Richardson, and Carter Roy. Again, it's been ESA before we go. I wanted to remind you to check out the new parkhouse original series. Mama knows best every Monday, join social media icon, Addison. 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Writing from the Heart with Gloria Coppola
"Welcome to live love. Engage the podcast where we share practical took advice from a spiritual perspective on how you can live fully love deeply and engage authentically. I am your host. Gloria Grace Grace Ram. Now let your light shine Nama stay. I am Gloria Grace Rand and and welcome to live love engage. Today I am joined by another Gloria. I Have Gloria Kepala joining joining me to talk about well. Let's see we're going to talk about books. We're GONNA talk about intuition and who knows what else we're GonNa talk about but I know it's going to be an interesting discussion for sure Especially when I tell you a little bit about this wonderful woman. She is a a spiritual coach. Author Internationally Recognized Educator Publisher and former owner of a holistic center and massage school She is dedicated in helping others. On their healing journey through soul guidance healing sessions and writing for healing and Laura offer spiritual retreats their life enhancing experiences variances and includes deeper connections with your path and purpose and fun places around the world and this is is is the history of two thousand twenty. You're going to France and Italy or was that twenty nine hundred so this year rule. Nice okay did go in two thousand eighteen. But we're GONNA get into cleaned all right. Awesome and Gloria like so many of us has had to overcome a lot of versity in her life and she continues to trust in higher power and be guided by her face and her goal is to help others in their heart center messages of hope and inspiration to the world that desperately needs healing by helping you become a published author. And that's actually how I met this wonderful woman because friend of mine had written a chapter for a book that Gloria also has written a chapter four but she spearheaded this book that we've also had some of the authors on the podcast. It's called women's standing strong together and I just loved it Barrett is there is low very good. She's she's a smart marketer marketer. To you've gotta be able to as right let people see it. It is now on sale on Amazon. And it's a bestseller also. Also congratulations for that. You think you should tell me a little bit about I how did this idea come to you about doing this compilation. which saw these wonderful women that you were able to together? Where did that come from sure? You know it's interesting that you know each new year. We set goals or make resolutions. I I don't visions and intentions out there and you just never know how they're going to show up and it was actually about five years years ago in a dream that God came to me. Tell me about a lining collaborating with some women to raise the divine feminine anxiousness on his will. It took took five years. Actually bring it to this point but it still to me. I never dreamt although on author and have written books I never dreamt of doing a collaborative Labrador's thing that I would publish the came as a message and it happened in my now partner. The graphic graphic design. We both have gone up to Canada. I had a speaking engagement. And she lives up that on the borderline as you want to join me. And she said yes and one night I was sleeping and I just blurted out something and she woke up into. What did you say it said? God wants us to write. Write a book called Women's standing strong together and in so here we honor. Wow that's amazing. That's amazing so you've you've mentioned that you are an offer to so what what Types of books. Have you written them in. Has that always been calling for you to to to be an offer you know when I look back at my entire soul blueprint my life. I have been writing since about ten years old In High School I was award. Winning scholarships everything literary editor. But I never saw as being my career because you know it. It just was not something that women were directed to do back in those days in ages and then my on my holistic center and even prior I wrote for newspapers magazines in a holistic magazines. Sasha magazines all though it's a waste there was always. There didn't see that it would turn into this. You know and so my previous books I've written. I'm almost a health coach Do that for years so I wrote a book on getting sorry to a healthy lifestyle for those of you in the twenty twenty th simple. This is what I did easy recipes but then I had a book you know when I was in Hawaii when I spent the time in Hawaii in far that talks. About why and how I got there in my own eat. Pray Love Journey. I it and I learned a lot about their culture in the ancient ways. Let's do their teachings if not all they're not in writing it's a verbal handing handing down of knowledge if people kept asking me to write about it write about it in the night went in honored their system and got permission. And I think there's eight other of the Hawaiian teachers that contributed to both ends of the Rainbow. And that's a book about their healing modality but it's not just the massage like most people think it's really about the lifestyle and then a few years ago I published you aboard. Love living a life purpose which correlates with Mike Coaching Program. Although people buy it on Amazon Amazon and they use it and they love it because it gives them simple chosen steps in guidance. It goes deeper when you're coaching with me. And I also did a book with my granddaughter. Komo a long time ago just for fun Kylie's adventures which is on Amazon. So it's just been you know it's been my outlet. It's he's been my connection. God Rights Rue. It's been my deep feelings and emotions. You know so you always been there. That's very cool. Yeah I I can relate. I know looking back on my life as well is that yeah I was always ready. Muniz started from like pen pal letters as a kid and then use ladders pursue either personal or for my kid's schools. I was a writer for television. Show news program so yeah writing has always there. Yeah Yeah it's amazing. What are the cause? Why started making those lists to like you just did neither wrote curriculum for massage school? Several of them across the United States. Do you realized how engaged involved you know. It's like we talk about listening to intuition channing guidance and stuff but sometimes we limited and we'd put it the box we only do certainly mouth until one day boom absolutely well. I'm glad that you mentioned intuition because that was where I was going to go next. So thank you for. That has been something that you've always been aware of. Because I know for me I I've really been paying attention into my intuition. Only really I would say in the last four years for many years it was more like. Oh I wish. I wish I'd listened to that Voice of my hat was always doing that now. I'm being more proactive about got so how. How has that been for us? That's always been outweigh even as a child that got made fun of actually and certain stage. You kinda suppress it. In Hide it casino people will judge. You think you're crazy or a witch or whatever ads. I got into my early twenties. I just went back into honoring. Who Weihan and it just began to grow in? It's something that I also teach in how people solve their own doubt around that because we all have intuition. There's mother's intuition right right. I there's those moments beget. There's ceilings as emotional feelings about people and places it's like sometimes feeling about somebody in my Gosh I should they okay in off the couple phone or email them or something and yes. Something's going on so I have honored these gifts and I always say I give gratitude two for all the gifts I have and all the calm and that also enhances it now. Do you said that you work work with people in coaching people. What to what do people typically come to you for help with is is it something like they may be? They are feeling maybe they. They have some sort of gift but they don't know how to deal with that or or is it just. It's really funny because that's not where it starts out but that usually is a part of it you know. Most people come to me for coaching because they want a life change. They know that they're missing something in their life or their they wanNA Better Korea Korea or they're depressed or they're unhappy in relationships so it's always kind of like I want something new indifference and it starts really learning about yourself. You know learning about you know what you really love and do you love yourself and then it doesn't bob over time because the one program is twelve weeks weeks it doesn't involve tapping into those inner senses because if we don't tap into them we're gonNA miss some of these key components that actually align and attract the things is that you desiring in life council away and especially. I think if we're unconscious about that then we wind up attracting the things into our life that we don't necessarily they want to learn those lessons times as I'm sure you have yours ago. Got Thirty years ago Bob Proctor. Some people may know who he is he was one of my mentors have paid a lot of money for that midden. I went and did another mentoring with him. A little over ten years ago did another around with him for a year and then recently I saw him at an event world's greatest motivators which is actually going to be aired on cable. TV soon it was that reminder. Mind your again of that mindset with there was something I learned as we talk about the law of attraction in why we don't get things so this is a simple tip. It's just not comprehendible baby simple but applying you know it really takes mastering your mind what you want to attract. Let's say right and it's is out here okay out here somewhere. You're trying so hard and you're taking all these steps like when people do goals right. And they wonder why they don't reach their goals and that it feels like something passed them by not aligned with it and the reason not aligned with because they usually don't believe they can have it for a while they come enclosed within the doubt. It's going to happen and they just miss it and so it really is working. That muscle brain is a muscle. It's working that muscle to to align that frequency in on still learning how to you know I do need absolutely have to because there's some days sometimes I'm great and I am in alignment and something happens in category a little off kilter and then it's like Trying to find that to get back into the groove again and yeah exactly and it doesn't take much sometimes to just drop you down another woman. That does these videos on facebook. Peggy McCall and and she actually trade with Bob proctor. And she's always got these things now. People are asking. What if that happened? Did you like. That's why you need affirmations everywhere. You need to have different in things around. That remind you so one of the things. I actually have put on the pages of my new calendars. My success is absolutely guarantee this was when things change so that if you are putting these goals out there you're setting that intention he tone yourself that so that when you're having a bad moments I went to an earlier age hottest. You know it's like okay. Remind yourself my success is absolutely guaranteed in anything else that will help you. I love that. That's that's awesome that what is a really good lesson and a good tip so I definitely want to. I'm going to do that myself because yeah I've spend little thing lately has been little offer me so I have to get back on there and I know it's something that accomplished before and so there's no reason why I can't do it again except that my you go or or something is just getting away and I have to just say yeah. Thank you for sharing. But can we go to the. It's not really about one other thing I wanted to ask you about. L. is one advice. Would you have for maybe eighty even someone who has a desire to spearhead a book effort like you just did. Because I'm sure you learned some lessons in this process. What uh-huh maybe she won? If you'd have for someone who who wants to as big dream about bringing you know if you WanNa right then right if I don't know how to write that's why you have people out there like myself editors proofreaders and so forth that help you. You know one of the things that I do differently need the most people that are helping people ranked books is because of my background healing and because of my intuition around energy Naples read energy and one out of your guests. Actually you mentioned. Marianne she she was one of the few when we went into her story and I listened to her. Because I've really provide that personal. I was listening listening to hackers. The first draft was not put in here matter of fact. It's nothing really like that. I can tap into that in a healing that takes place in the messages. You WanNA put out there. So we work with Hartson entrepreneurs people that have spiritual messages and it's like okay. Let's see what else is in there so that Hard My coaching in the healing back really helps bring that writer to place now that they're like oh my gosh. It takes to that next level and exciting writing so I saw somebody to face the do I really need an editor. Or yes you editor which you also need someone that's going to help you an editor that can help you really. I'm tune in China that diamond view. Yeah yeah because there's really and and just the the research I've done in working on my own book as you really need like at least two different types of editors need one. That's more to help you shape the story itself and then you need someone to handle the grammar in the punctuation stuff. Amish shaped your story story person in a week of our team. Let's do the grammar and while I may catch some of that that's not. My focus is helping you shape that story sorry to bring that aliveness to get into your soul essence in let it shine. Sometimes people are afraid to do that and they play a little smaller as Oh oh you are a brilliant radiant being and you're here for that purpose in life so why not get it out there right. Yeah absolutely yeah I still love that Marianne Williamson quote where she talks a WHO. Are you not too shy. I know I'm paraphrasing it. But that's essentially it. You're given these gifts by God and you need to get them out absolutely and we are sometimes afraid of our own greatness. That's Fisher House about so I encourage everybody you know like you said what's the one tip. Just keep writing. I have forty years of journals that I have moved with me everywhere. Throw another things out. journals in every time I'll go back to something and I'll see maybe a palmer seventeen. Data's brilliant insight on something after maybe a relationship that didn't work. Oh Wow that's going to happen you know so even if you're not putting it in a book it's helpful. It's really helpful to do. It's also a good assessing of letting your feelings in your thoughts out in healing in your life but I will throw in one tip at because this was something that I've run into today. Make she can read your writing later. I've been struggling out of going. What the heck did I say but a lot of times I will? I am writing really fact like that used to write in pencil also a lot of things like oh man. The what I've decided to do is I'm taking my journals by warning. had been typing everything. Put it together. Even if it's just rough drafts asper now yeah understand it. Yeah so I think from now on his like especially if it's something important I'll transcribe it right away. Don't don't have it sit. Is it for two weeks. Because sometimes I'll writing it's fast. And we don't have time to transcribe it. We'll have recorders on our phone. Yeah what true thinking which you'd feeling sometimes my best material. Gloria comes in the car. I know yes I've had. Somebody said to be correct. The record button go plane back when dig and then right amount the insights or grill us. Yeah yes I've definitely run into that I know. I think my book could've gotten finished a lot faster if I'd only done that to begin with but let's get your message to. Yeah yeah absolutely. Yeah well how. How can people get a hold of you if they would like help You know in in any of the different ways that you can help writing. Well I web site is actually my name. That's my personal website. Laurie Coppola C. O. P. P. AS in Paul O. L. A. Dot Com and then for the different things we're doing through powerful potential potential purpose. Which is our company? They're powerful potential purpose. Dot Com is actually where we have events coming up too so we already have a like a speaking tour and presentations lined up so in January march and April Napoli a city near somebody else out there that can be found in the publishing. Shing site is up. But it's a little different to say it's a job will be linking it all through these sites and we have great packages for new riders to so. Oh check those out. We would be happy to help you get your message out there in south someone else's problems that suffering inside in need your words of wisdom absolutely awesome awesome. Well I will have all that information in the show notes. That don't worry about that if you're listening in the car right now or something like that or you're at the gym. Wherever you listen to this? It's took you'll find it. Go to my go to I tunes and you'll go or go to my website or Iran Dot Com and you'll be able to get the information so As always before we closed it had just want to again Invite you who are listening to this to subscribe to the podcast us. Oh that way. You won't miss any of our next episodes and if you can leave us a review and a rating on itunes that would be awesome as well and the judge. You know it'll help other people find the podcast and I welcome any feedback to if you know if you have any ideas maybe some topic that you want to hear on the show Definitely let me know that as well and Yeah so until next time I encourage you to keep keep well well yes to continue to live fully love deeply and engage authentically. One more thing before you go as a valued listener of the live loving gauge podcast. I WanNa help you shine your light in the world. Not only while you're listening to the show but all day every every day of the week. That's why I created the would. 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Happy Hour #295: Gloria Umanah
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Sleep has been a bit in erupted for personal reasons and objectives. Fast Asleep has been so helpful. Have I mentioned that it's chocolate? Who Does Not love about of chocolate thirty to sixty minutes? Before bedtime the calming Gaba relaxes my mind to help me get to sleep and the saffron keeps me sound asleep all night. No water required just delicious. Chocolate meant that simply melt away. Objective helps me feel my best and they can help you to go to objective wellness dot com and use the code. Happy Hour to get twenty percents off your first order. If you're not completely satisfied you can get a full refund. That's the objective promise again. That's objective wellness dot com. Use The code happy hour for twenty percent off. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products discussed or advertised are not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease. Hey friends and welcome to the happy. Irish Jamie podcast. I'm your host Jamie and I'm so glad you're here each week on this show. I invited girlfriend to join me. And we chat about the big things the little things in life and everything in between friends we have made it to the end of April congrats. To all of you. I think that this April will go down as the strangest April of my life and I am guessing. The same might be true for you as well. I hope that you're all doing well today. And your quarantine life is treating you. Well we know that this time has been a lot to navigate and in the midst of so many unknowns my prayer for my own personal heart and for yours as we continue to be people who surrender to God and trust him in the moments were so much of our control has been stripped away on. Today's show my friend. Gloria Monty and I talk about how God has proven over and over again to be trustworthy in our lives when control was lacking. I am so thrilled that glory and I finally made this conversation happened. We had been trying for a lot of months to get together. Glory is a poet a phenomenal preacher and a powerhouse woman of God and she will have you taking lots of notes in this episode. So grab your pen and paper or find that note on your phone or come back and listen again. This show is going to be so much of an encouragement to you. You guys this is the great thing about God that we did not plan to for it to be this way and it just blows my mind that God in his vereignty would see fit that we'd have Gloria on the show today and then we would be talking about the third lie that we're discussing in the Bible study. Your story matters that third lie. Is that my story is not big enough or it's too much just a little bit. You're going to hear Gloria share about how she lived thinking that her story and that her life and that her gifts that they were not enough for what God was calling her to next and I know that that lie is one a lot of us struggle with on the other hand. Some people feel that you're too much that your stories too much while some of you are struggling that your story is not enough. I think we can all relate to this in some way in my newest Bible. Study that we just released. Recently your story matters. We dive into the main idea behind this particular lie. It might be that we're focusing on the wrong story. Your story is ultimately about Jesus and what he's been up to in your life since he entered it so if your story feels like it's too much you may be making. God in your own image and not seen him as who he says that he is if you're focused on the size of the story at all. You're not focused on the size of our God. You're probably focused on the potential reaction that your story will get instead but we do not use our stories person. Seychas Emma recognition or influence. Our stories are meant to make much of God sometimes the seemingly insignificant stories. The ones that we feel are not enough are too small. Jesus thanks those are so important and so valuable to be used for the Kingdom. I share about this lion number three. Which is my story is not big enough or that. My story is too much and the steps of fight. This lie in the your story. Matters Bible study that is available right now for you to purchase. You can jump in right now with us on week. Three and you can join our life facebook group and our lives zoom calls or you can get your materials now and access it whenever it is convenient for you. Here's what I do know to be true. The world nature story the world needs to see what God has done in your life so that we may make much of God together through the lives that were living visit. Jamie Ivy Dot Com and click on the join us now for your story matters button to get your Bible study started today. All right here is my conversation with my friend. Gloria Gloria Welcome. Finally I can't leave. His Day has com. Welcome to the happy hour. What's up I'm excited to finally be here. We got no drinks. But it's a happy hour. Alright I got coffee from this morning. That's way old. You know so the reason I say. Welcome welcome because we have tried to record with each other for humorous times forever and took over a year and it took a quarantine to get us to record. It took the lockdown for me to finally sit down it took. It took the lockdown down. That is so so true. I am so excited to have you on the happy hour so I asked you before we start recording. How does your last name? Because I've been stressed about it because I don't even have your lesson on phone. I don't ever say your last name. It's like if I don't say that I don't have to mess it up so when I said it to you. You said I did a good job with it but I remember specifically asking you. I remember when I was with you probably at the very first time I was with you. Which would have been at therefore gathering? Right yeah I ask you how to say your last name in. Am I making this up that you you remember? I remember okay so you hear story and then I remember specifically you telling me that you just found out how to say your last name okay. So it's true. I forgot already so all my life. I've been saying you monitor but last February right before meaning you. I met my biological father for the first time and I found out. I've been saying it wrong the whole time. It's monitor not you monitor. So that's how you say but I still say you because you know. I can't erase twenty four years of doing something like that. I just remember thinking. I think she has a lot of grace towards me with her last name if she just learned the correct way to say exactly my last. Name's not too difficult. My first name is the difficult. It's actually Gloria. Tell me when it's fearful on which is my family's native tongue. Which is your by Nigerian language. It means all glory to God. So name is Gloria Gloria Lumona. I love that. You're milling is Gloria Gloria. Okay and you were born here. In America born here conceived in. Nigeria will marry you go. I know not dual citizenship. But I do tell people that I do have that Okay so introduce yourself. Tell us what you do and then. I have an amazing conversations that we're going to have today. I just know it because I love so much. Take care wait. We'll everyone I am. Gloria Humana live in Hotlanta or Richardson. All of the United States which is. At L. absolutely loves place. So when I get to do is I would like to describe it as trifle so I travel and breach often which is really fun. I do spoken word as openers on part of worship since with churches and then lead something called the X. Knee hello collective. Next me look like there is a collective of sport. Artists created on mission to eliminate Jesus words poetry and storytelling. We've got people on our team that live all across the world right now so we've got some people in Germany. We've got some people in Kenya. We've got some People Imbaba. We got some people in California in Florida in Pennsylvania and that just everywhere essentially in so our team has grown exponentially honestly just pointing from seven people to now twenty two people. So it's kind of crazy. 'cause I'm leading a group of people assize almost the same number as my age and so it's Kinda crazy guy is really just expedited. Our faith really so. That's pretty much all that I did. A lot of fun gets lead in Creative Direction and leaders executive director of our teams well in helping churches. Tell the story of Jesus in a much more beautiful appealing way. So it's awesome. I love it and it's fun. Okay I love it so much you and I first met probably in person for the first time was last last year. Therefore my right. Yeah which is a conference for teen girls in the Dallas Fort Worth area. That I'm just really big fan of I'm a fan of everything. They're doing their tiffany. Jails has created a really great conference fourteen girls which there just seems to be avoided Avin. So she's done that and so I got to meet you there and here you seeing for the first time and be with you again this year and I'm just so impressed and I want this to come off as a encouragement compliment. Okay so I don't want to be like the old person talking to the young person. Okay so just give me a moment old now twenty years your senior. Tell people that though. But here's what I want to say is. There's not much more that excites me than to look behind me and see really strong women. Doing what God's gift to them in and called them to do and I say that for two reasons number one. It took me a long time to get there. And so when I see someone who is trusting God and running after him in there earlier adult years just on fire and then the second reason it makes me so excited is because there have been women you know ten twenty thirty years ahead of me that have kind of paved the way a little bit and blown steam into my sales and I think what joy and what an honor to be on the planet at the same time to be able to do that for you and other girls in their twenties and thirties and so just so excited when I see women passionately running after him in their early adulthood life. It's I'm so excited seriously. So excited thank you. That means a lot. I think like for me. I was just thinking about right before this call. I was like man like I feel like I'm sitting in the shade of the people before me who planted the trees and so I'm thankful for the generation right before me that didn't give up on the ones behind them but decided to like. Hey we're gonNA pull you along as the batons GonNa be passed to you. We want you to be ready. We don't want our legacy to die and so it's been so cool just like having mentors in older people in my life. Just really done that for me. So I did an interview with Beth Moore earlier in the year. And we talked about this a little bit about this kind of time passing in this kind of bringing up the generation behind us and I think it's an honor to be able to look at the people behind you and you'll do the same thing I mean you'll do the same thing you ten five years and be able to say. Hey We're here with you and we know that you might do things different than us but we're here to learn. Lets US old people saying that? We're here to learn and we had to do it with you and love it so much okay. So let's jump right in. Are you ready? You already told us that you have quote unquote dual citizenship. Is You're conceived in Nigeria. You grew up in obviously a Nigerian home which your words are a kind of strict Nigerian home. Can you give us a little insight into what you mean by that? Yes so I don't think there is a such thing as a non streak edgier in. They're all very strict so kind of what that looks like. It's for me so growing up my parents. They had a very passionate heart. For God's My dad my Stepdad was actually Muslim for a while and my mom was a believer in so when my dad found Jesus among found Jesus pretty much the direction of how we lived was very different because they were new unbelievers and so passionate about God. Nigerians as a hauler passionate. In general people want our lives was different than what my friends looked like so we had five. Am Prayer every single morning from Georgia of my life. Like I can't recall a time that we did not wake up at five am to pray and read the Bible for an hour and I remember thinking man this intense in extreme for no reason and then I remember when I got to college how much I knew about God versus how much my peers know about God in it like in those moments I was like wow like. They're still random. Moma in the Kingdom of all that felt random at the time but like kind of seeing how God used all of that to really prepare me for where I am now where I am today is that it was intense. In that case the small things like can ask about that real quick before. You mentioned that your Stepdad was Muslim. Yes okay and then your mom and him both found. Jesus right converted to Christianity. Was that five. Am Prayer kind of an overflow of A. Maybe what would be more strict Muslim prayer time or did that happen after they converted to Christianity? So I would say even when my dad was a Muslim he wasn't like a devout Muslim moves more. Select inherited okay Clemson. His father was but didn't really practice much other than the fact that he had like thirteen wives. So that was the extent of that. Fake vite out. Until beginning on my Gosh Hoods Dad. My Stepdad's dad had thirteen Mike. Okay not you're not gonNA explain this later because it can be a little confusing right now with the way that your inner chasing. Dad and step dad is that we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA talk about this story but just give us a one sentence explanation of that before we dive into the story before we get back to the strict Nigerian households. Just explain why you're going between data except that. Yeah so I grew up with my Stepdad. As the picture of WHO? My father was didn't know that wasn't biological father until just a year ago. Okay yes yes and we're going to hear all about that. Okay tell me some of the things about your strict Nigerian household yes of some of the small things for example as they have a high level of respect so I can't just like say hi mom I have to say good morning mom. I can't just say what's up. That's not acceptable in this type of household. It's very good morning. How are you what can I do to serve you at? That actually has helped me a lot even like now to. It's like my natural tendency isn't to serve but like the way that my parents have raised me as taught me at like I'm here to serve not just to be served and so that's been really cool and it's like a lot of these little things. I didn't realize were important at the time that have kind of shaped who I am now. So it's stuff like that. Which is it's different for. Sure like when I go to my friends homes and they talk to their different. Did you just say leave me alone? You just tell your mom to stop talking. I'm sweating for you right right right. Yeah level of respect. How many siblings did you grow up with? So I have three older sisters and two younger sisters. Okay Okay and so in the middle in the middle in the middle. Do you remember the first time you went to someone else's house and you're like a weight no-one not everyone does life like we do it. Oh my goodness yes. One of my best friends. I remembered going her house. Oversight because its first sleepover my parents would let me go to Nigerians. We don't do sleepovers if there's you're coming our house because we don't know what's in your house. It's I remember going over and I was just sitting at a table a dining table with my friend and her mom and we were all just kind of talking in her. Mom said. Hey after this I want you guys to go to bed a little bit earlier Because we gotTA GET UP EARLY. Go to six flags and my friend turned to her. Mom Said No. I don't want to and I started hyperventilating. I was like I'm sorry. I didn't know conversations with parents negotiation. I thought it was okay. Yes man that's going to happen and that was like the moment I was like. Whoa so I have an options. I remember going home thinking to myself what we've got options now so. My Mom told me to do something. I remember responding. No I don't want to and the look on my mother's face has like okay. Never mind I forgot getting never mind I. I was like never tried that again. That is hilarious. That is so funny you know. I think it's interesting as I hear you talk about this. You know strict Nigerian family that you grew up in. I don't hear any resentment towards it. Honestly now I think in the moments I resented it for sure in hated it for sure. Because it wasn't it wasn't the popular way of being raised. Nobody else was doing what I was doing. Nobody else was being raised the way that I was being rice other than my other Nigerian friends so I hated it in the moment because it made me. It made me feel set apart against the good word in now. Realizing best set apart is what sets me apart today. Yes I think like. I'm super thankful for aided in in the moment but absolutely thankful for it today that gives me hope because I just had a conversation with one of my kids recently and this has been said before. It'll be set again. Gloria if God blesses you with children they will say this to you this. This is what we kids do is what we say in so I just had a with one of my kids recently and his whole point was I feel. You guys are too strict. All my other friends get to do this all my other friends. He filled in all the blanks. And I said I think you're right like yeah you're right. We are stricter than their parents. And you're right. We're not GONNA do that. And he said it just doesn't seem fair and I was like. Yeah Yeah never seen. But it's encouraging for me to hear you say that and it doesn't necessarily mean that kids are GonNa turn out and be like Momma. I'm so thankful that you do that but it does remind me and even I love the way you said it is that you felt set apart and I've always thought it my son has said I just feel different. It feels different than they get to do. This and I don't get to do this. And I love the way that you said you felt set apart and to think about it and like as followers of Jesus what are we supposed to feel like and be like and look like they're supposed to be set apart and look different and so your parents were onto something and you know? Hopefully I can help my kids to be that way as well. Yes you're going to rush it. Well let me tires this quarantine freshen is hard. We're we're recording the milk quarantine. How're you doing? I think I'm doing good now in the beginning I thought maybe it was a joke. You know I wasn't really I. I remember thinking a few days for a few days absolutely I remember specifically I went to New York Because our team put on event and it was awesome and I got to hang out with a friend that I hadn't seen in a while and shortly after headed trip overseas I come back home in the Dan get back. Home is kind of before all the craziness began. My friend calls me when I saw him the European says. Hey so I just found out. I have corona and I probably had it when you were with me in New York as like Oh as lasting on here so I call the CDC in say yes he needed to go on a mandatory seven-day isolation not physical contact with anybody you more than likely habit and they said if eating survived the seven days without pneumonia are fever. Probably okay so I said okay. I survived seven days. Would you will. I'm very introverted. Just life is normal but day five. I was like okay. This is a lie. I gotta get out in this room. I couldn't leave my room and so the end of the seven days I was like yes. I can finally breathe. And that's when they have announced all right. Everybody needs to be quarantined. Stay in your home and I'm like wait. I thought that this was over. And now you mean to tell me. Everyone needs to quarantine with no end date and so that was. I think it got difficult when I realized. Oh like this is about to change everything when all my event started being moved to twenty twenty one not just later in the year and I was like. Oh this is what we're doing and so it was tricky. It was tricky at first. Because I was like wow. I don't I don't know what I'm GonNa do and I think what quarantined did for nea in the beginning stages was. It really showed my areas of unbelievable. Like I can say that I trust God but I walk out that I trust God. And that's where that's where it really challenged me so now. I don't even know what they were. I don't even know Dave a week. It is but now I feel like I'm doing so much better with finding reasons and then just letting. Faith be my rhythm. This well has really helped. How just kind of releasing that pressure knowing like the result is completely up to God and it's always GonNa be good one of my favorite worship songs. There's a line that says if the story isn't good than the stories not done yet. I really think that's what we're in the middle of now. It's so good and I you know I think my hope and prayer for myself and for everyone I can be someone who kind of just gets three things and then gets on. The other side is like okay. We made it like I ever do that again. And I can tend to not record like you said about the things that like. God is doing the things that he showing you like. He's been showing you and I think I've been thinking a lot over the past couple days is I don't want to get through this and get on the other side and just be like. That was a hard two months six months year. Whatever it might be but I really want to get to the other side and say here are some of the things that you showed me got like here is something that you did in. May and you know you talked about one of the things. He's showing me you and for me. It's been control. I love control and I know that it can joke about it but when you when things are stripped from you and you really know you have no control even the smallest news like I love control of my schedule and then everyone told me. I can't do what I normally do like people canceled and I'm not get on an airplane and I love control of my home and guess who's there all day long these four kids like they are just here all day and so I think that's one of the things that Guzman showing me is. I like to be in control when it's taken away from me. I kind of shrivel up and don't know what to do and I don't want that to be said to me and I don't want that to be true on the other side and so it's good I need. I'm going to write this down today. Get off the the. What is God showing me? Are you a driver gets oh big time and the reason why is because? I can vividly remember past things and get stuck in past thoughts inside. I think a lot of times the enemy will use spiritual amnesia. When things aren't going good for me in I don't feel like I'm in the best state of life and he'll use spiritually amnesia. Now forget of the goodness of God. I'll forget of how he literally has never failed me in how he literally every single time and so because journal when I get in that phase of like oh my gosh. I don't know if I'M GONNA make it start hyperventilating. Nfl Zayed's taken over. I opened my journal and look at the date of like four years ago when I barely even really knew God and saw how he kept me. Then how much more to GonNa keep me now and so? That's really helped me with like just when I start feeling disoriented in thoughts when I feel like I'm losing control analyzing like okay. Maybe it's in the lack of control. The losing of Control that I actually fall into surrender in God's worth surrendering tunes. It's been it's been super bowl journaling. His Life I do journal sometimes but it's not often enough. I want to talk about how you got started doing what you do because I think it's I. I love everything that you have your hand in and I love the that God using you with your gifts and your talents. But how did you start this collective of creatives and adage you start saying hey? I want to be bold and proclaimed God's Word on stages to people through poetry for speaking through everything that you do and you just mentioned something that I want to ask you a question about you said you know something where my faith wasn't even that strong however many years ago. I don't WanNA assume because you grew up in a house that read the Bible every day at five. Am that your faith was your own and strong for your whole life. Can you start answering that question by telling me? When did your faith become your own? Oh my became my own in college right when there was no areas in. There wasn't a eight waking up at five. Am To pray and read Bible. When that was all stripped ways with my faith had to decide how really wanted to be and so for me like gotta all started a little crazy. It doesn't really make sense still to me but I went to school in studied. Computer Science Mental Dusts Psychology. My whole goal was to work for the FBI and there's really girl you working for the FBI as my drink like in the there's really only like two routes to get there. Either you go to law school or you know like Arabic and I'm not gonNA learn Arabic so we're going to go the loss route and so while I was studying in while I had that goal in mind I ended up doing like this really random thing. I went to Liberty University so Christian University. And we have like touring minister readings on one of the during ministry teams. As an Improv actress. Never done improper for hate making jokes. Because I don't like them flopping just it was a scary being hyperventilating every time. Adwan stayed as like Yoga. Paid for my school of in your girls in German per serving on a team for two and a half years in the second and a half year. They asked me randomly. They said Hey. We need a spoken word is we. Don't want you guys to just do improper. Want us to be creative in general and I remember thinking to myself. I don't do spoken word. I don't know what that is or how to do it. But y'all are paying for my school so I guess about to find out how to do it go. I remember meeting up with some friends that I knew were spoken word artists and I was like hey. Can you teach me probate so they taught me the ropes and I wrote my first one and ironically enough when I did it? It didn't feel like the first time that I had ever done spoken word. It didn't feel like this was some thing that was extremely difficult for me. It felt like very natural and easy. I did it and our school. We do this. Large Galley thing called convocation. They found out about it and they're like hey we'd love for you to do it at are gathering bucks'll wait what like that's like a stage people dream of being on. That's weird but okay. I guess ended up doing it and it went really well and they said Hey. Look we want you to actually be on our team full-time and we want you to travel with us as going ours. Those guys like that one time was cool. Whatever but to be the proclaimed Of the largest in the world having only written one with the help of people. I'm not sure I'm your girl and I remember in that time I was like I can give you guys six other really awesome people that he should hire instead of me and they're like no we want you and it's like this disorienting is. I don't know if you guys are in Iran people but I'm an immigrant five if I don't feel like an expert in something I don't want to do it. I don't WanNa even try to do it. And so it was really a stripping my pride I would say in shipping a my ego because it made me have to depend and rely on God and not myself because I didn't have it inside of me and so my senior year came about. I was still aiming towards law school in the FBI. At this point. I had already gotten to internship with them. It was awesome go. Hey we're so close. Finish line I took the outside. I got my results back. I got into the law school of make dreams but at the same time I was still doing a lot. Like spoken-word stuff randomly with churches. And I was thinking to myself. I wonder if this is like what I'm supposed to be doing. But his senior year and I was like I don't know man it's too late God you. You're throwing this idea out way too late in the game. There's already a game plan in motion and I remember thinking to myself. Maybe I'm not actually passionate about government working for the FBI. Maybe that's just a safe insecure route. That's another thing with Nigerians as well as we oftentimes go the safe insecure in what's going to provide a lot financially and so in my mind. I was like okay. That's a good route to go. It's very prestigious and I remember my senior year. Being in a photography class very random. It was around the time that I was kind of battling these thoughts. 'em professors at hand. Want you guys to pick photographer from this list. In right about them and so I looked at the list of one hundred five and I saw this one really cool name. Girl named Jasmine's star thought went to Jesuit web site in her bio was two sentences at the time. And it said I live the life of safety insecurity which led me to law. School locked my creativity box in stifle my soul and I remember reading that in like my whole world fell apart. I was like a moment where you're like. Okay God I get it. You're talking to me specifically and I remember reading that thinking to myself. Okay so what do I do? Do I not go to law school in like worked for a church like I. I don't know his needs and so I started thinking okay. What does this mean? I'm not sure a week after that. I ended up landing. What was the dream job with the FBI? Didn't even have to go to school. And I remember getting offer thinking to Myself Way Way Way. The timing of all this is just not accurate God. You're you messed up. Something's not right here and I'm like what I'm about to turn down a job that I've worked this hard for this long for in how people dream for this job. I'M GONNA turn down for what like you're not even giving me a game plan here and so I was like okay. God I'm GonNa Choose Obedience even though I don't know what the next step really is. And so I turned down the job and I didn't tell my parents I didn't because of the rain how your parents were going to take all that no. I didn't say anything I was scared. Out of my mind that I was perhaps making the dumbest Which sometimes obedience. Sounds like the dumbest decision of your life but always ends up being the best decision for life and so I turned it down and I applied to every single church in America. Like when I talk about when I say every church in America I'm not even kidding. I'm talking about the Churches of twenty all the way to churches. Twenty thousand every Single Church. Not One got back to me. We are two months from graduation and suddenly the girl who always has a plan and always has inexact guide. Where she's going she's GonNa get. There suddenly had no plan. I felt like I was no longer in control of my life and I was angry because God. Why would you tell me to obey you in? You're not even gonNA come through you claim to be this provider. But I don't see how you're providing like it felt like this to caught dichotomy of God. This is what you say you are but this is why seat in a lot of times. What he says he is doesn't align with what we see in the moment embezzling famous testing. That's what we do. We really believe yeah exactly into crazy because we went from two months out before graduation to two weeks before graduation still having no plan my friends away doing when you graduate. You're not talking to you talking to me. No one needs to ask you this question and it was crazy because it was almost like all of a sudden got was like now. I've seen your faith. Let me play my part and it was like out of no where where within the hard the entire of twenty seventeen in half of twenty eighteen booked of events for me to come and do spoken. Word Enterprise. I never preached a day in my life and her leg wit and the world is happening and these are the churches that I applied to that. No one ever called me back. No one ever emailed me back and all of a sudden this was like it was like God had this unfolding but the unfolding require a little bit of my faith and so it was really cool just to kind of see how that unfolded. But then as a started touring doing a lot of it. I felt very lonely. It felt like at funny. It was like all this is spun. I get to travel and get on a plane and do all of these awesome and I was like and I feel kind of lonely and I had this Morbid thought. Landay in the thought was if I die tomorrow. I've done a lot of great things but all of it will also fade away and that's when I started to realize if everything that I've done dies the moment that I do that I didn't live something big enough. I didn't live for name big enough. And so that's when a whole world fell apart yet again. You Know God. Does this thing. Just knocking glorious wealth but my whole silver again and I was like okay. This is GonNa be bigger than just score a Montana and I started thinking through the creative realm of things. A lot of people act like they are for each other but they're really against each other and I'm realizing we keep praying for heading the come to Earth but the only way for having to come to Earth is GonNa be through co Labor ship. It's not through competition in some realizing cable. Who are the people that I need to kind of get together like in we move together in one mission and so I started that and I just honestly put it on my website and ended up getting a call when we had a team of dislike three people and we didn't have a logo and they're like? Hey we want you to come into open for this really awesome Bingham lightweight. We don't have a logo. But okay let's do it. It's it's just been so we'll see how god his life really used our faith. That's all we really have to offer a lot of times. It's just our faith but it's just enough for odd to use it inside. It's been incidents of recall. How God it's just really expanded. That expanded the vision expand the mission provided for what we needed in every day just providing even more in allowance dependents to grow on him in how the team is ground in my life feels more purposeful being connected to a we movement than it did when it was just me and so. I love it. It's been so incredible. I love that because you said you know if I were to dive everything died with me. Then what was I doing and I think that that is a morbid thought. That's worth having you know. It's it's worth of re evaluation of what am I doing with myself and you know and I like to always say we wanna do everything that we do in our life. We went to matter for the Kingdom and so whatever that is whether that's podcast scene or marriage or parenting or having people over to our house like we wanted to be kingdom minded and I think that's what you're talking about as well with this collective creative I've heard you say that recently with your collective you've added a significant amount of people to it. What is that look like for you? And how have you trusted God through that? Ironically enough scary is the word I think leading is not my natural tendency. My natural tendency is sound garage church so I was always in the booth in the back. Non Stage not with Mike. That's my comfort zone. That's where I would prefer to be so scary because it requires surrender like it's not my natural thing to do so it really requires God like I genuinely need you. I can't do without you. And I was reading through this like journal. Such workbook. That pairs with this book that I read five years ago while I was still in college and I roots something in there. It asks the questioning. proposes question. It says. Do you believe that God. Has You playing a significant role in the story that he's writing in? I had this realization I wrote in the Journal has said yes but I wish God would use me in a safe in small way instead to avoid the chaos of being in Coating Co. important character in the story and I think that again is my natural best my natural response. I would even say like. That's my natural response today but coming to the realization that that's just not gonna be the narrative in accepting the calling of God has been the most freeing thing because then I don't have to carry the weight anymore. I don't have to carry the pressure because now I know I haven't a helper cowboys Hello that's about to help me in. That CAN HELP ME IN MICE efficiencies. Never GonNa be enough so I don't have to try in an of myself to be a good leader. I can just rely and depend on the spirit of God lead through and just really yield to leadership in that capacity because it's not like sound like I'm forty years old and I've got here's of leadership on my belt but really what helped me is knowing that e Kuzma wisdom in my knowledge and understanding is limited it helps me look outward not just upward guy but also outward to mentors outward to people who are further along the road actually trusting them and saying like hey like. I need your help like I believe. 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Someone someone else but you have just encourage them and saying that you have felt those feelings and you understand those feelings and it's God's equipping you yeah ultimately I think I think a lot about Elisha in the widowed woman in scripture. I was reading through it the other day. And if you're not familiar with the story. Essentially there's a widow that has a small jar of oil and Elisha. The prophet comes and says. Hey what do you have in? She says in one translation that I love. She says nothing except a small jar of oil in some translations say that Elisha told her to check again because she thought she had wasn't enough. She bought what she had was insignificant. And I think there's a lot of our natural tendency is to presume that what we have is not enough. What we have is insignificant. What we have is never going to be enough but what I realized that story. Is You know that woman thought she had nothing except she was told check again realize or not enough in the hands of God becomes more than enough and she got to become a part of a miracle. So that's what I even see with like me on the collective therapy on our team that are like I dreamed to do something like this. I have prayed for something like this man. I thought I didn't have enough in my not enough in. The hands of God has turned into me getting to be part of a miracle for so many individuals for so many churches for so many organizations in ministries in so that's like it's just so encouraging to me because God never asked us to have enough if we wouldn't need him so it's like in his hands. We've got more than enough in such dislike coming to the realization that we serve God abundance. And he's not gonNA ask us at the end of the day. What did you do what you didn't ask? He's GONNA ask? What did you do with what I gave you? Is What gave. You was enough for what culture too so. That's bad so helpful for me so so help me Preecha girl see. This is why I told you this is why she's one of my favorite preachers right here. Like you're just preaching to US right here on the podcast. I think that there's a long list of things that will fight until we get to see Jesus and not everyone will fight the same things and not everyone will fight them for the longest time but that is for some people something they will have to fight and speak against until they die is. I'm not I can't do this. You didn't give me the right gifts. You didn't give me the right talents and especially in this day and age and none of this is social media's fault because we've been feeling this way since innocence misleading. We've always felt this way but especially now there's this tendency to look around and see whatever people put out and I'm always the first thing to say like what I put out. I'm Amsterdam is thought through like it is purposeful it is. It is a lot of time scheduled. You don't you. Don't see the fight that Aaron I might have had or you don't see you know me yelling at a kid. You know what I'm saying and so we look at everyone's presentation of themselves and think I'm not like her Amazon. Be Enough and it's just it is. Satan is using it so much to stifle women in their creativity in their gospel telling in their of who they're supposed to be and I hate it. I hate it so very much. It's true I can agree with that because I was actually thinking about one of my mentors. She told me she said you know when you start feeling like you're not enough. Tell yourself it's true. I'm not enough and that still enough to be used by God. In that right there has like completely changed everything for me because I think very abstract so I was thinking about genesis one the other day. And there's a moment in genesis. One verse two where it says that the earth was formless in full of void in darkness and in the following verse the spirit of God speaks the words let there be in brings form where formless nece and brings filling to where floyd in shortly after he creates us with the same words let there be and spirit in the breath of God that created form informal snus created filling in voids then created us in. So it's like we carry that same spirit. Within we carried the breath of God that has the ability to bring form to the formless. Today we carry the breath of guy that has the ability to bring filling of the voids of our community in our culture today. And so when we come to the realization of others might be really great at that or this person's great at that I'm not as it's like. Who cares what each Good you have the rest of God inside of you in the world needs the breath of God. So if God's calling you to be a mom you better parent the heck out of those kids if not on you to paint you better paint that mural and don't look to the left to right thinking about. Oh this person's doing this got the same brand inside of you. It's Red Dot. It's not about a gift or talent or skill it's about the grass within you and if you have that resident like I think that really helps eliminate the spirit of competition in comparison. It's like the same brands. We have the same power and authority through Grace Jesus to offer the world. What they are in desperate need of. That's helped me so much with so good when my mind wants to compare it's like no no we all have kissed. Were all going towards the same mission. It's so true. And when we can celebrate. Other women in their successes. I think that is really helpful for me. And kicking that comparison and that I wish I had she had like just saying I'm not GonNa go there and said I'm going to celebrate the goodness of what God has done in her. Yes and not hair. Absolutely not even. Yeah you celebrate. We celebrate each other celebrate. I want to ask you. A question will quit. Because I know I've heard you talk about this before as well is. I've heard you mentioned that you're one of the things that you're passionate about is helping the church and we mean like you know not just a specific church but the church understand that just one invitation of women of Color Man of color to come do something that their church is not really actively seeking diversity and not really actively seeking that heartbeat for their congregation. What is your encouragement to church leaders and ministry leaders about how to actively seek that other than just. We need to check the box that we had a black person. Come to our church this year. Yeah I think the goal is our church and the people leading our church should reflect the heart of the father and so the way to do that is what does my team look like genuinely. Just look at your team and if your team looks just like you than perhaps were missing aspect of the heart of God. I think the goal isn't to appear to carry the heart and God but to actually actually carry it and I think part of what that looks like is. It's easy for us to want to just look diverse. But that's very superficial. It doesn't really serve people well because it's actually. It's it doesn't really show that you genuinely care when for example your leadership team everyone. That's making the decisions. There's no one there that looks different than everybody else. So it's I think what's important is it's not just a matter of like looks but it's a matter of the culture that these people represent income from so if I sit in a room with seven people that are black or if it's seven white people in a room and we're making a decision about a church that is not all why there are Hispanic people in my church in aiding people might church. How can I represent these people? Well with every decision is by having those people in our leadership around the sun just inviting them every once in a while to come in. Hey We want you to come on stage in parades so that we can show our people that we are for the African American community. That is an awesome step. But I don't think that's the end goal. I think the end goal is for our church and our leadership to reflect the Kingdom of God into reflect every nation tribe and tongue. That's how we make decisions that are loving to every single type of person in our church and not make that mistake of. Oh we didn't know like we really have no excuse to not know like God has gifted us with a very diverse bride. So why not invite those people into authoritative positions and I think it's like a natural at all For us to gravitate towards people that are different from US natural for us to take towards people that are like us but I guess that's what it means to partner with the Holy Spirit. Yeah realizing that. There's a greater purpose than my preference. Maybe do prefer to people that are like me because it's it's a safe insecure type room but sometimes we kind of are afraid of that. That tension I guess that comes when people that are not like this. Enter into the picture but it reminds me of how to start a Fire Academy you ignite a fire. It requires friction and so it's like man. Maybe that's what the flame of God is GonNa look like in. The End. New requires a little bit of that friction in a little bit of that tension. But there's always beauty at the end result and I think that's what's so important is just having every nation tribe and tongue as best as you can be a reflector on your team. Yeah I love that. I'm Kerr I'm encouraged about the conversations that are being happening. I'm encouraged about the way. My soul is being stirred about this. I'm encouraged about the voices that are speaking out about this and so I'm thankful that you are as well now. I just realized as I was like thinking through okay I'm so thankful for Gloria. All things you're talking about. I realized the beginning of this show. I said we're going to explain the step Dad Dad thing. Oh yeah and I almost let you go without letting you explain that. Yeah absolutely so girl just gives a little recap real. Quick yes Sir Recap. Obviously I'm not good at those but recap so when I was in the grade is when I found out that my Stepdad. Who came into the picture when I was about? One years old was not my biological father to obviously. You don't remember when he came into the picture. Yeah he was from what I would call the beginning. Yeah 'cause one years old just second anyway so I remember when I found out I I didn't think much of it. I guess I was just like Oh cool and I ended up just like continue on in life now. My older sisters they lived with him and my mom for a little bit so for them. It was always a little bit different. I guess vibe towards my stepson and I was always like this weird going on. What are we fifth? Grade could not worry about it and so as I got older I guess I started getting a little more curious like Under his man is like like my sisters had like kind of a relationship with him. I talked on the phone. Maybe once and so it was very random out of the blue last year my sister was like. Hey So our dad. Who is an idea is going to be in Texas next week? Would you WANNA come in Needham and I was like I mean because I have nothing to lose and so I went? I met him and it was. It was weird because it wasn't weird. It didn't like my first time being with this person. Didn't feel like it didn't feel like anything was missing and I think the reason why is because my step. That was such a great filler as a father that I didn't feel like. Oh my Gosh I need answers. I need to go find out why you laugh any to go find out why you didn't stay in so praise the Lord Almighty for the Amazing Man. That my mother married because had it not been for him. I think I would have had this actual hole in my heart. That would have caused a lot of hurt and damage but there. I don't know there just isn't there. Isn't that resentment towards him? Like I guess most people in this predicament would have had a lot of fun. We joked around a lot. I realize I'm funny. Because of him and so that was really cool as cool but it was. Yeah it was not as crazy as I expected it to be. Just very chill. So do you still have a relationship with them? Yeah we what's at every once in a while talk on the phone. Because he's a Nigeria the countries that. Yeah Yeah exactly. That's why would only reason why I have. What exactly yes. We talked a little randomly and things. I mean we're I think I came to the conclusion that I I probably will never call him. Dad deficits like irony absolute that plays that role in so I guess that's probably like the I don't really know like with the call you Sir yes I mean it's definitely different trying to figure out the dynamic but I think because I don't expect much? It's I don't know that helps kind of early out of stress that I could foresee having you weren't going into this relationship. Needed him to become your dad because you already happy dead. Yeah exactly is such a blessing. Yeah Yeah Glory I am honored to know you and proud to know you and just love calling your friend and I have told us she before and already said it here. I think one of the most gifted young communicators that we have right now and so. It's so fun to watch you walking your gifting walk in your talents and really just do what guys asked you to do. And you're killing it and I'm just I'm so proud of you and excited for all. The things Scott has ahead of you a two more questions before we go number one is this we're in quarantine we're recording over zoom so. I can see you and I need to know how your nails are done. Right now because My nails have all fallen off. I got three eyelashes left. Your hair looks good. Your hair looks good was in my daughter's story every day. I'm like you know what was I thinking? I wish I would have known this was going to happen. I would ahead of. Hey I'll tell you is a journey. It's a journey journey. Start I try to keep my nails like decent because I'm always on stage in. Hmo's love to zoom into my hands. And so I I. I got my nails done like a week before. So it's in the middle of quarantine rose like. Oh Man. It's time to get my nails done but there is no nail shop open and at the time I had a really so I didn't really care 'cause I was like I'm going anywhere on the body. Like yeah it's fine. No cameras around and I randomly got this project from a church in. They're like Hey. We'd love to fill a piece film apiece with you tomorrow and. I said I'm sorry. What out of young I instantly looked at my hands and I was like. Wow I've got to figure out what to do and so I started hitting mentors less than right youtube left in your eye and then I was like okay so I figured it out I gotta go get. Acetone went to the store and gas. John didn't realize that needed to be eighteen. And older and showing. Id Get Acetone. So I was like. Oh my Gosh Right. GonNa go back home to get the idea that I left so I got the Acetone. It took me about it. Took me maybe four hours to get everything off not even to paint. Just get rid of and I said you know what word this is. Your way of showing. I'm not been tipping enough net summit plus dollars minimum like it was absurd finally minnows. They only look good from afar ourselves. You painted them yourself. Yes I tell myself and you know I just have a newfound respect for older Nelson laws. But it's it's hard whatever Man I killed dominating my left and right handed but then who time to paint I right here I said. Oh a high. That's how this is going to work. Well let me tell you on. Monday will record with Better together which is on TBN. And I love going out to their studios in California recorded. Well we're recording via skype. Let me tell you the Laura talks about the Lord chip and things away from you. My first thought was how my lashes done. Let's say you're not have been texting about the loss of lashes so I should order magnetic lashes from Amazon and then I know my friend Layla. Who's been on the show before she sells these like stick on nail things? I'm totally messing up. I ordered some of those as well so people can think what they WANNA think about us. But listen when there's a camera on. I just my lashes my nails you have to shoe lashes all right now. It's it's really sad I wake up. I sent pictures slash and I'm like well. Well if that's how that's GONNA go awesome. Thanks restrict me in my idols. But that's exactly right. That's exactly I'm like okay. Here's what I love. Most Aaron asked at the dinner table last night. Like what are you? What are you finding that? You're loving the most that you can't have right now and I was like all of mine involve very vain things lashes hail massages me like all these things. I don't even know they don't they don't today show's brought to you by O. 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It sounds segments drawn closer to the heart of God and by Curtis and John eldredge and it's truly one of the most beautiful books ever ended. It's actually the book on parallels with that workbook that I talked about wanting to play a smaller role in the story. None of that book has changed my life. And it's changing my life still. I love it. Beautiful. If you're if you're desiring drawn closer to the heart of God a highly recommend it Rita with some friends. Don't a book club for Time I love And then another thing. I've been loving. This is like a very random thing but netflix. Has This new feature Connecticut's Party where you have some friends? A whole group of friends on Netflix. Watching the same movie in Hugh at the same timing and there's like a chat box on the size. Stop it right now. It's especially comedies. Because immediate funny for ends then. Y'All are just joking the whole time watching the movie. It is incredible highly recommend. That's it's a great way to just Kinda like keep community during the time of quarantine. So that's something I've really been. Lovin is twelve and in less than I've been loving this very random book called the making of a manager in his written by a girl that worked for facebook for quite a while in and we're corporate office and it really just gives really practical and helpful leadership tips that aren't even necessarily just like biblical but just leadership in general Which has been super helpful. Those are the three things I think I've really been loving and then I've really been loving Uber. Eats you know they've really come through? They are coming through okay. I'm still on this Netflix. Thing let me ask you a couple of questions. Thank goodness so you need to be on your laptop right so that you can type in this. Okay Yeah and you just go to Netflix. I'M GONNA be able to find it so you'll want to Google Netflix party. Google chrome plugging gotTA super simple. You just click download and the plug in Dallas and as soon as you go to net flicks. It's there. It's highs match honest. I love this the best time. Okay you have. You have really helped us out here. Gloria thank you so much for joining me today. Thanks for encouraging us. What leadership can look like? Even when it's scary things for encouraging us that our leaders in our church about how we need to do more care more about the body of Christ looking like the body of Christ and thanks for sharing your story and for being a woman. Who's willing to say? Hey here's I'm giving it all gods. So you're the best. You're the best. Thank you for having me. This has been so fun. 'cause I've been part of. Excuse me what was that you said. Seattle alive with people in the bag me just a low plunge for the happy hour live with Jamie. Listen the best guys I ever been year so sweet. So sweet okay. We'll have a good rest of your day friends when glorious said I didn't have enough and what I had from what God gave me was more than enough. I could see so many of us breaking loose some of those chains that are keeping you from following God and what he has for you. I'm praying for us you and myself. Everyone that's listening to be people who step into all that God has for us and get free from the lies that we need to bring more to the table than we have in order to be used by him. Glory and I mentioned that after this quarantine we hope to be on the other side changed in some ways after the quarantine is over after. We're able to go back after life looks different. Maybe a little bit back to normal like it used to be that we hope to be changed on the other side of this in whatever way. God wants to do that right now. We're taking the time to ask to show us what does change look like in our own lives. What is he wanting from us? And I'd like to invite you to do the same grab journal or a notepad or your phone and really ask and spend time with the Lord and say God. What are you showing me? Write it down. I'm having to remind myself. Write it down. Remember this time and market so that in the weeks the months and the years down the road that we can all look back and be reminded about how God was so faithful in these moments even in the Times that felt so out of our control. Today show was edited and mixed by the team at pod shaper and the music was developed by Matt Graham. So notes written by archies lockers. And the whole thing is organized by Lindsey Sweney. Next week we have a fun show for you my friend and Sunday countdown host Samantha. Ponder is on the show. You guys know if you've listened for a hot minute how much. I love football and I've been following Samson's her days on College Game Day we talk about all that has happened exams career in sports broadcasting. 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Gloria Gaynor, Chicken Wings
"Bairo Seattle and I'm Rachel Bell and this is your last meal a show about famous people in the stories behind the foods. They love most today on the program Disco Queen and Grammy Nominated Gospel Singer. Gloria Gaynor it was forty years ago that Gloria won a grammy for her hit anthem I will survive and now her. New Album testimony is nominated for two Grammy Awards. Best Roots Gospel Album and Best Gospel performance song. Cats obviously glorious hoping to take home a couple of Grammy Award statues this weekend. I've been waiting all these years to balance out my piano because the one that I got in nineteen eighty sitting on the piano. Lonely Inamori need some company will. Maybe you'll have three and then you you get a fourth one so it'll be really well. No no no because honey. The triangle is strong is shape in nature. It's like a slice of pizza. Maybe that's why like pieces so so much. Mary strong triangle shape and just in time for the Super Bowl the history of buffalo chicken wings with anchor bar the Buffalo New York restaurants that claims to have invented them through about two thousand pounds of wings at day that I might chat with Gloria Gaynor. I just wanted to tell you I realized yesterday yesterday that it's been twenty years since I did a road trip with my girlfriend. We were nineteen years old and we were going from California to Connecticut and we were in New Orleans. It was the first if somebody ever there at night at the cat's meow doing karaoke for the very first time we did. I will survive so part of my story story because I love Karaoke. That was the first song that I ever did. Not Coming up on the right so coming up on the fortieth anniversary of your Grammy Grammy for this song What's the story behind? It distorted behind survived. Yeah it's a fascinating story. At least I think back back in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. Gloria was onstage performing at New York. City's Beacon Theater. And she was in the middle of a choreographed dance routine when she toppled over monitor and fell on stage age. This was a serious fall glorious says she woke up the next morning paralyzed from the waist down. She couldn't feel her legs. She had the first of many surgeries and was in in the hospital for four months. During that time the record company called and said that they were not going to renew my contract. Just GonNa let it die. People going around record companies companies saying the queen is dead and I was crying out to God in one wanting to know what was he gonNa do for me because I lost my apartment. I lost everything and didn't know what was going to move. He didn't even know if I could go back to my career so with a lot of prayer and faith I went home from hospital. She got with do something but not knowing what then. The record company hired a new British president. Gloria says she was quite popular at that time over in England so he sent her to California to record a single. When I got to the producers out there I asked them what was going to be the B. Side and they said to me well we don't know what kind of songs do you like to sing? I I said I like songs that are meaningful than have great lyrics that touch people's arts. They said we think you're the one we've been waiting for the record this. We wrote two years years ago so I've always believed that God told the two of them sit down. Write a song hold onto it. I'm GonNa send you somebody so two years later I'm out there. They right out the lyrics to the song for me. I read the lyrics and I'm like what are you stupid. You'RE GONNA put this on the beach side this timeless lyric. I will survives. As those words that anybody that everybody's going to be able to relate to I'm relating toward the fact that I had surgery recently mice binding hoping that out survived that I'm relating to the fact that my mother passed away not many years prior something I never thought I survive so everybody is going to be able to relate to this song. They said well. That's the deal we made with the record company and I said well it was left to me. It won't be left on the B side so I took it studio fifty four gave it to the DJ there. He he played for the audience. They minutely loved it which told me immediately I was right because jaded New York audiences don't immediately love anything. I gave him the whole box of records that the record company had given me and told him to disseminate it to his his. Dj Friends around New York. He did that they began. You had to play it. People Begin requested in the club. Then they're beginning requested on radio and radio stations had to go back to the record company. Said where's this record. Everybody keeps asking looking forward in the record company to tell them with much chagrin. Well you've already got. It is on the B side of that other record. Aptly named substitute History Gloria grew up in New Jersey in a musical family. She had five brothers. Four of them sang in a Gospel Quartet. Enter Dad played music and saying saying in nightclubs. You said we grew up poor but the dinner table was always open to neighborhood friends. Oh Yes yes. My mother was a really good. It Cook you know. Everybody thinks their mother. Most people think they're mothers are good cooks. Not Me that way. She doesn't like it was just us. Thought that was our neighbors because our friends would come. We will pull you know. I know. Forget my mother sending me to the store with twenty five cents for dinner fifty s where the Bacon Scans and ten says where the beans and she would cook that stuff off and use her spices do her magic and we'd have competent. People would leave their expensive cuts of steak AAC and lamb and pork and whatever incumbent eat beings with us for two reasons number one because it was so tasty and number too because my mother made the dinner table. Did you learn from that experience. I mean now. I'm sure you can buy whatever you want but are you somebody who's concerned with food waste and using all. Yeah you're wasting food. I don't like wasting anything but I really don't like wasting food at one time. I was gaining weight and and I thought to myself you shouldn't waste food but I had to write a sign and put it on my cabinet door that says so it is normal wasted in the trash than it is on on my body which was a minor to me not to overeat just to keep from wasting food. I do that too. I would rather eat something. Then throw it away and I'm like what am I like garbage cans go. Just I'll eat anything so that it doesn't go two ways. I still eat leftovers Ma. Most of the time leftovers better than the food when it was freshly made. But Yeah I don't overeat just to keep them sewing food away so you've been cooking since you are nine years old. Will you tell me about this first meal that you've ever cooked for your brother. Uh Well my mother was a hard worker and I knew that in so I determined that I was going to help her out and Cook Dinner This Day so I went into Virginia educated. She was gonNA make beef students so I can make these do so I went and I got the beef and I cut it up and I put it in the Pam seasonings that I we're prepared frozen vegetables that I was going to put it in there and my mother made do with a red sauce which I thought was catch. It put ketchup in there. And then I may Congress from scratch not her recipe and I made the corn bread. But I put so much sugar into my brother's daughter was pound cake but they thought that was an awesome meal. As my sister can cook man she gets lowdown like Mama catch cake for dinner in our. Yeah all these years later. Loria is still cooking leader in the show. We'll talk about her signature dish. One on that Oliver Friends want the recipe for. It's called chicken allegany. This is what I aspire to. I need like bells balls. I'm still work shopping. The name all right just a quick break but when we come back Laura Gainer shares her last meal. Oh Hi guys. It's me again this time with my shoulder pads on and I got my briefcase here because I am Business Rachel and business. Rachel is here to tell you that there is a rare opportunity to advertise on your last meal for the first time in more than two years. We have space for new advertisers. So if you own a business or you have a friend that owns a business. And you're interested in being a sponsor on this James Beard. Erred nominated podcast. Your last meal get in touch. We'll tell you all the details you can message me are Bell L. E. AT BONNEVILLE DOT COM that's B. O. N. any E V. I L L DOT COM so our bell at Bonneville dot com or even just. Send me a message through my instagram. Your last meal podcast and I'll get it over to the sales staff F and hopefully we can wear shoulder pads together. Oh Hi guys. It's me again this time with my shoulder pads on and I got my briefcase here because I am Business Rachel and Business Rachel this year to tell you that there is a rare opportunity to advertise on your last meal for the first time in more than two years. We have space for new advertisers. So if you own a business or or you have a friend that owns a business and you're interested in advertising on your last meal get in touch. We'll tell you all the details you can message me are Bell R. E. L. L. E. AT HAD BONNEVILLE DOT COM that's B. O. N. E. V. I l. l. e. Dot Com so our bell at Bonneville Dot Com or even to send me a message through my instagram your last meal L. Podcast and I'll get it over to the sales staff and hopefully we can wear shoulder pads together in what my last meal deep. Probably I can't remember what it's called now but it's Asian source says made with hot spices and pineapple. But anyway I like chicken wings done like that so I want chicken wings and that sauce probably some rice and Broccoli. I really love Broccoli so so the chicken wings is the pineapple like pureed into the saucer. There's chunks of Pineapple Cou- rated to the sauce. A sweet kind of barbecue sauce. Like an Asia. Yes yes yes and is this something that you make or you eat somewhere else. This is something I eat out. Sometimes I can get it in a Japanese restaurant. I think they have been who hands. I don't know that place you don't know who is on the East Coast Anti I anti about one hundred locations in the Mid West and eastern United States. They give off kind of a Chili's vibe or A. TGI Fridays vibe. They serve things like chicken lettuce wraps with ginger peanut sauce sauce a stake in blue cheese salad chicken FETTUCCINI. Alfredo both my boyfriend who frequently aided. Who'll hands when he was a college student? Kansas and Gloria Love Houlihan's famous famous appetizer. They have something called shrooms which are mushrooms filled with a cheese and then batter fried on goddess. She's okay so between the name. The website Houlihan's is giving me very strong chachis vibes member Chachis from office space where Jennifer Aniston's character worked. I would not be surprised if Houlihan's required their servers to wear a minimum amount of flair. Okay so a little history about Houlihan's. They opened in nineteen seventy two in Kansas City. And now oh I feel bad that I compare it to charge skis because the name Houlihan's actually comes from Tom. WHO'LL hands menswear? That is the store that occupied the space before the restaurant opened. It was was a haberdashery so you know fancy it wasn't fact a fancy schmancy place where men shopped during the mad men era so in the architect was drawing up plans for the restaurant. He labeled it Houlihan's old place. It was only intended to be a placeholder but the name stuck. So why is that your last meal. What is it about that particular? No I just like that sauce. I and I love chicken wings period. I really love chicken wings. I mean I could eat chicken wings. Every day of his dies. I like them fried. I like the baked. I like well. I don't like embroiled barbecued whenever I go to a place in that specialize in chicken wings I sit there for a few minutes trying to decide which sauce I want? I'm looking at the Houlihan's menu and they have chicken wings with tied chilli and sesame ginger toy sauce. Gloria Gainer wants chicken wings in a tied. Chilli and sesame ginger soy sauce for her last meal served with Rice and Broccoli and the fact that Gloria wants wings for her last meal makes her a true American Americans love chicken wings according to a two thousand Seventeen National Chicken Council Council annual report Americans eight more than one point three billion chicken wings over Super Bowl weekend that year but they've only been popular for a few decades chicken wings used is to be the cheapest part of the bird throw a part. It wasn't until the buffalo chicken wing caught on that wings earned their rank in the American culinary landscape so as the story goes house buffalo wings were invented at Anchor Bar in Buffalo New York Anchor Bar was opened in nineteen thirty five by Theresa and frankly CMO and one cold night in one thousand nine hundred sixty four. For Theresa was working the kitchen. Well their son was tending bar at the anchor bar. When a group of his friends came in that's Mark Dempsey vice president of of the Acre restaurant? His friends frequented the restaurant a lot and they were used to the great Italian food. They'd get at the anchor bar but this night they ask for something a little bit different taken. We have something unusual. You know. We're looking for a little spicy. You know something hot and spicy. It was a cold winter's night buffalo back in March of nineteen sixty before so dominic Franken Theresa's son asked his mom to cook something special for the Group of five Franson ki-mun and she went back into the kitchen and wasn't exactly sure what she would cook but came across these nice plump chicken wings that she was going to make soup stock with the next day so you know she took it upon herself itself and said you know what I'm going to deep fry these and I'll put a little homemade hot sauce on there so she came up with concoction of her own deep fried chicken she can win was put on this spicy. What is now known as Buffalo Chicken wing sauce served it with some celery and blue cheese and brought it up to the bar? You no in Rachel. I gotTa tell you what she I bought out to the bar. The story goes that everybody just stood there and stared at him. Like what's this because they were never served like that twenty four but Single had triumph triumph at chicken wings and hit. They loved them. The rest is history right. Well I guess it makes sense ends that they were confused by the chicken wing because at that time she was making it into stock the chicken wings were kind of a cheap almost. Throw a part of the bird right like it was used for stock. And that's it's kind of it. That's right it was throw away part of the bird. It was the cheapest part of the Burgh now a days. It's the most expensive part. Chicken wings are more expensive then. Chicken breast or chicken FIS any part of the chicken especially with The Super Bowl coming up the price tends to go up even more because the demand increases creases around Super Bowl. Americans eat so many chicken wings that there have been actual shortages over the years which drives the prices up even more guys. I'm sorry we have been talking about the Buffalo Chicken Wings for several minutes and I haven't even told you exactly what they are in our buffalo wing sauces Cayenne pepper vinegar salt pepper are garlic powder and a few other spices was a closely guarded secret. But those are the main ingredients there. It's cooked at simmered. It comes out nice and thick and coding the wings and it's delicious here. Buffalo sauce not have butter in it. Well butter is put into chicken wing sauces to to lower the heat levels so we'll have four main heat levels of our sauce right so the medium mild they both have a little bit of butter in their the hot and the extreme heat do not. They're pure heap. Your Cayenne pepper. So Buffalo Wings are fried. But they're never breaded and if you don't want to make your own sauce a Lotta people take the shortcut of using frank's red hot sauce and butter Franks's made with Cayenne pepper. And that is the pepper flavor that you're after what I wanted to know is. How does a dish cash that is made one time on a whim in a tiny bar in Buffalo New York become an international phenomenon? Mark can only speculate he says Theresa eventually actually put them on the menu at Anchor Bar. People love them they kept ordering them other local bars and restaurants caught on they started to serve them and then it just expanded from there so the first buffalo flo chicken wing was made in nineteen sixty four. But it wasn't until the late seventies or early eighties. They really took off. That is when they became a staple on the menu at hooters. That is when all wing restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings started popping up and then eventually what happened is what happens to all popular foods in this country chefs get creative. So Cook started making in sticky hoist and Wings Spicy Wings honey garlic wings and the tide chilli and sesame ginger soy sauce wings that Gloria Gainer loves in two thousand and three. The popularity clarity of the buffalo chicken wing was cemented when anchor bar when a James Beard award in the America's classics category for inventing the Buffalo Chicken Wing. Ah Loria wants chicken wings for her last meal but the dishes most known for is called Chicken allegheny. She tells us how the dish was born when we come back Loria gainer loves to COOK WHEN I E mailing back and forth with our people before this interview. They sent me a list of her signature dishes. There's something called Old Angelic Chilean Sea Bass Pina Colada cake voodoo shrimp and they say quote. She makes a mean Sweet Potato Pie for the holidays but only one and dish has her name on it. So you have all these signature dishes. I love that. Something's called chicken. Allegany I feel like you're a true queen when you've named a dish after yourself. What is that dish? And why are you known for it. One day when my ex husband called me from New York and told me that he was on the way home with friends for dinner. Well how the office of only forty five minutes away. So I didn't have time to go buy anything and I wasn't prepared to do anything so I just went in in the refrigerator and cabinets and found what I had and what I came up with was some chicken parts. Some cream of chicken soup and and Can of the mushroom sliced mushrooms and I put the season two chicken and put it in the oven and then while wow that was happening. I made a sauce of the soup. The mushrooms are put in some sour cream and some cooking sherry when the chicken was nice. Golden Brown I took it back out of the oven poured the sauce on top of it. Put it back in the oven while my rice and my vegetables finish cooking. I can't remember what I cannot remember. What vegetables that could but they were frozen as well and Safran it wasn't released saffron rice? They didn't know it was just yellow food coloring. They thought it was African right. That's smart though. Now I'm making seven rights then. I May Fuca element and they did not even realize because I think that was because the sources so tasty this became such a hit that you named it chicken allegany. Yes because my friend I I would tell my a friend about this. I was just telling them about how was rushed into making this meal and then they said well. That sounds interesting. Do you remember what you did and I wrote it down and I started giving it to to my friends and they became glory gain a signature dish. I know forget a friend of mine called me from England panicking because she lost the recipe and she had friends coming Virginia. I don't worry I'm here. Just get up the yellow food coloring no problem. Yes and that was Gloria Gaynor's last meal the if you're just joining upper new album it's called testimony. The grammys this Sunday and the album is nominated for two awards so I need everybody to cross their fingers so that Gloria can create eight the perfect pizza triangle on her piano. Thanks to mark Dempsey from Anchor Bar Restaurant. There are now fourteen locations in the US and Canada including the original location in Buffalo New York. All right here's the parade till you to do stuff follow along on instagram. Post a lot about food and travel updates on our guests. You can follow along at your last smell podcast. And if you're listening on Apple podcasts these leave a review it really helps get the show out to New People and I wanted to shout out like this is old school FM radio. I actually used to be a music. Dj In my early twenties. When I first started out in radio at an eighties nineties and today station? Today's hits yesterday's favorites baby. I was spending all the hot Michael Michael Bolton and Salim Dion that you could take so. I feel pretty qualified to do an old school radio. Shoutout to Ken Jennings if you haven't been following along. If you haven't been following the news Ken Jennings who was a guest on. This program won a million dollars last week on jeopardy is officially now. The greatest of all time hens episode is one of my favorite episodes. We talk about why Mormons Love Jello. We talk about Jello Museum in upstate. New York go back to the archives and listen. This episode was produced by Laura Scott and me theme music music by Prom Queen. I'm Rachel Bell and this is your last meal. Do you have any rituals before you perform if things that you eat or don't eat or drink. Oh yeah I don't eat chocolate nuts or dairy. I don't drink anything in cold. I try not to talk too much. which is the hardest part?
Episode 3: Gloria Brown
"If you said to me to describe a story I would say. Don't believe it but it's true. I can't even imagine somebody doing something like this. It's also the perfect crime because sometimes the thing that's blatant right in front of your face as a thing. You don't expect main dollar winner. I always game for something. Exhilarating from nine thousand nine hundred ninety two thousand one. There were almost no legitimate winners of the high value. Game Pieces in the McDonald's monopoly game. Jerry told me if you want to gain peace this is house. Hi I'm James Lee Hernandez and I'm Brian. Liz arthy we are the executive producers and directors of MC millions a documentary series on. Hbo and this is the official millions. Podcast episode three. I'm really excited about this episode. Because we will have on the show Gloria Brown one of the one million dollar winner's and friend of Robyn Colombo. We'll also have some deleted scenes from the show and will also be able to answer some of your questions that you email then to us before we get any of that. Let's recap this week's episode episode three kicked off with Gloria Browne in two thousand and one getting pulled into a shamrock productions reunion of winners. We also learn more about Jerry Colombo and his expansion of this entire scam that included flight attendant Lee. Casado we talked about the Fuzzy Bunny and eventually the Church Fuzzy Bunny which really blew our minds absolutely unbelievable that that happened in real life and then the episode ended with a car crash. One of the things that we've talked about quite a bit was how to establish point of view to really use point of view to help us illustrate the challenges that each of these people in each whether the FBI whether it was a winner We're going through at the time and seen glorious story initially from the point of view of the FBI and then flipping it at the end of the episode to hear. Her point of view would really illustrate what she was going. Through in. What the F. B. I? Was going through when you watch her in front of the FBI line. I know personally when I first saw the footage you start to think. Oh my God. This person's lying there are criminal. Maybe they're still in jail. You don't really know. And then once we were able to meet her and understand that she ended up getting roped into something much larger than she ever expected. Yeah it was. It was pretty eye opening and we wanted to spend a great deal of time with her and to really understand what she was going through. Yes this case. Seems like it can be victimless crime. And there are very funny things that happened within it but also this is the national criminal case. That people's lives were changed forever by this and we wanted to show just how real all this can be the. Fbi doesn't focus on the personal background and decision making behind these criminals. Did you commit a crime? And how did you commit that crime? And the details of what? Gloria went through really have never been out there. This was something that many of the federal agents who have actually watched this episode. Have now come up to us and said we had no idea when I got the offer I thought to myself there was a blessing that came knocking my door and I was going to church and I was doing trying to do the right thing and my son was young and I was making probably about twenty four thousand dollars. A year is bedtime taxes and stuff committees within nothing and just wanted to better life and I just feel like this was my opportunity and I say well. This couldn't come to me if it wasn't for me. Gloria thanks for joining us. Hey how're you doing good? We invited you to come to the Sundance Film Festival where we premiered the first three episodes of the series and you came marked ever who was a federal prosecutor also came along with Chris Graham. Who was the squad chief? It was really incredible to see all you guys together. I mean first of all what was sundance like for you. I was really nervous but after meeting. Everybody Account Kaunda may the experience more memorable when we first were talking about premiering there. We asked if you wanted to see the episode in advance. And you. You said you didn't. Can you tell us again why you didn't WanNa see it before it actually screened? Well you know talking to you guys for the first time about it in detail was a purge point for me. I didn't know how I was. GonNa React once I actually saw it all put together. Matt thing is I didn't WanNa see it and then if something I didn't like about it it's something you can go ride. I didn't want to be thinking about it all night so I just wait. It's understandable Matt. I thought that was going to be really emotional about it. But it flows so easy to Legis was actually enjoying listening to it. We try to talk to you for a while and you logically said no and then you finally agreed to meet us at cracker barrel. What did you think when you first sat down with us? My first thought was I was not going to do it. I was just GonNa listen to what you had to say. And second thought is Robin connecting. Be again with some people. Didn't want to be bothered because it may be more trouble. And thirdly I just didn't want to go through it I just didn't WanNa talk about it. I have never. I never told anybody any details in how I feel. And why never shared it or any of that until you guys. They won't be set downing. You guys was talking so smooth in. You seem to have some cared activity. There was obvious to me and and I just decided rethinking. This may be the time that if they're going to tell the story. I need to tell my own story. I don't need anybody else to try and figure out what went through right because no one else knew. No one is new so even though I was having hot flashes. I'm very nervous. I was shaking like a leaf on a tree. I said okay. I'VE MFN make another bad decision on what you know. I need to know who should I even do? This is worth it. I mean you don't get anything out of it was the point but the point was to me. You never know how many people are being scammed. You know in a lot of people don't recognize what was happening and I beat myself up all these years because I made a dumb move and I thought I was smarter than that man. I got a college degree yet and with the social worker for so many years. I wouldn't take a chance on nothing like that but I did so you know. I feel good if if the story needs to be told and people are gonNA assume I need to tell the whole story did so the Dick. I have a better picture of what really happened with me. I mean obviously. We're we're so glad that you did and it really does illustrate how even with a college education even with the the right. Mind that you felt that you were in at the time how easy it is for people get roped into a scam and how many people wanted to win this game. It's something that we ourselves growing up. Everybody wanted to win. And if you had that chance you had a lot of people would would be in a similar situation that you're in. We talk about your relationship with Robin Colombo obviously in the episode but so then we we always wanted to talk about a little more is how did you and Robin actually meet Robin. And I met through a mutual friend of mine This person was actually winning. I small home. And that's how I met her just in conversation with Matete in her first impression. You had Robina Ben my first impression during that time I was a social worker and sitting and talking with her realize that she needed some. Lv Love and that was you know she was going through family. Hardships in That's my nature to just take people try them before all the monopoly thing that you actually had a stroke of luck winning something else. You told us about this when we sat down with you. It's actually one of the deleted scenes from the show. The city of Jacksonville was helping families become independent field in the category of low income with the first house. I got kind of like a lot of naming its bear and turn this around the city. Hold and pool you name out. My name got pulled thirteen. These how many people will turn house for ten dollars but because my credit was decent and I can get a loan fix it up. They eliminated all the people in front because they have bad credit place in Van Myself. God is good. I gotTA CHAINS A DE. We now on the first month that thinks to my broken. A house stole everything. We had put bars all to the women's into the bag dory and then we always hear shooting one block down people getting killed. It was just a bad neighborhood but I mean I couldn't pass that up for that price. When I got my second house. I had to make a fast move. I called it in foreclosure. The one who lived in it for two years and I moved into over the House that I gotTa fix up with no curtains. No frigerator no none major work to get together. It's a nice area to living compared to were were and flake moving on up so my goal with just moved. Keep keep myself going and move on up a little bit more. They were single woman. And I guess Jerry Colombo say well. She's go-get-her she got two houses. She could get a handle so mining hearing that. Now what are you thinking about down down? Move Dan move on me. You had juan a house before you probably never thought that you were actually going to be picked. Once I got opportunity I was really really GonNa try to do my best to make it happen. Women called you to tell you that you want a house. What was it like? It was a good feeling because they gave me three three locations to choose from all the locations of course was in a bad neighborhood. But it didn't matter to me I was GonNa have my own house. I was renting before to me when you rent is a waste of money because you're never own it and the money that you put into it. You can never claim it any kind of no way. You can claim it so one of my goals were to own my own home and I was overwhelmed and excited. I was specially excited because it had a little small fireplace in it. You know. That's great really really fakes a move with the fireplace. You knew the lifestyle that Robin Colombo Jerry Colombo had when you saw their lifestyle did he think for a minute that maybe I could have a little piece of this. I xe Robin you know. What kind of work? And she said that he do a lot of different things. I'm not wanting to just look at what someone else have to determine what I need. I just like what I want for myself and my goal was to do my place where I'm living now the same we. I did my first place so I just figured you know hey. This was a blatant other. Blessing coming my way you know. I just wanted to jess progress. People Describe Jerry Colombo is funny sort of fun loving guy but it was. It was different with you. How was your relationship with Jerry Colombo? Seen you know the jolly part. He played and My first you know encounter with him. It was okay and Dan later in in the process. I started seeing another side of him. I was getting phone calls all time tonight. I was getting all kind of directives and I was actually being told what I needed to do. There's two sides of Jerry Colombo as saw Bo says the frustration to know that he's just trying to play this life and and a lot of ways. You're suffering because of it. Even though Robin felt that I was afraid I was going to be treated right. Get treated like everybody else. There was a family side and the good side and it was sad when strictly business so with me. It became strictly business. Yeah he didn't come right out and say what he would do to you or anything like that but he had a way with words that you knew that you know do is say. Yeah another really big moment within your story is when you actually had to redeem game piece. What was it like watching that? It's embarrassing to be honest. No one wants to get caught up in the night that you actually claim the peace and immediately people sank. You're a millionaire. How did winning impact your relationships with your family and friends? I started getting phone calls and I started getting congratulations and you know. People were just overwhelming. Move with asking for things and asking for donations. And it's very rough town because nobody knew that I was working three jobs to try. And not lose what I had worked. So hard for and did was Unexplainable to me so. I didn't bother to explain it to anybody. One thing that was really interesting to us is understanding how the payouts work anybody from the outside might think. Oh you want a million dollars they hand you a check for a million dollars and you can cash it and you're a millionaire but that's not how it worked. It was fifty thousand dollars over twenty years and then taxed on top of that Jerry Colombo ever explained to you how that would work or were you blindsided by that. I think the rules change as we went along on some things but did you initially say that he wanted one hundred thousand dollars up front and then all you can do is get fifty. He wanted a total of one hundred and twenty-five Active. Come up with that. He wanted me to just try and get what I can get. And he would take that to start and then he would break it up over the years to get to. That point ended up where it was like. I was having to give more money and he was just really calling me telling me to try and get more money leaving. Call me one time. And just say give him the whole check in. He'll skip a year. You know two years or something know he was trying to make bargain with me and you know I was thinking to myself. This is not going to ever end. I'm always be looking over my shoulder. He even tried to force me to cash in and get all the money for and I'm like I'm not going to do that. I'm going to get caught and when I get caught I'm not gonNA have the pay all that money bag. So he kept pushing me to do it and I just told them I couldn't do it. Sorry cash it in in one leg some do up something for a while. It was only the twenty year option was the only way that you could claim the prize. So you actually did have the option when you on would Jerry Seda did? He said that I can cash it in and have to go to some. I'm trying to think I think it was a place called the Linden tree or something some place that would give you money because they know you gonNa be getting money. Did you ever ask Jerry? So what would happen if we get caught? They said no one was get caught. Because it's been decimated deficit operated. That's the way it's been going on for years. That's how it worked that. That's that's what you were telling yourself. And that's what they were telling you as well. Yes when I left the FBI interrogation. I'M GONNA I'm GONNA get busted. I hit determined. That gotta go to jail. I just got to go to jail. I D- what I did and I shouldn't have. I figured if I did what I did win. Hit until lies behind it. It was definitely a crime on my part when Jerry Colombo come see you and suggests getting a mortgage on your home to be able to pay for the game piece. Were you ever worried that if you got caught how this would affect your home's beyond just being in trouble with the law almost immediately after He approached me about mortgage in the House and getting the money and with him. Call me. It was KINDA PUSHY I. We went to fill in the real stress of it. I hit start making up lies to say entail people. I'm not very good at that. My Dad used to save you. Tell one lie. You have to tell another. And that's the way the whole the whole thing ended up going lie after laugh. Laugh I mean speaking of lies. How did that make you feel watching your footage with the FBI echo see that? I was very uncomfortable because I had declined to do this thing Ohio many times but I kept getting phone calls. I said that I was with do whatever they need to do. Is Listen it was concerned when I won the piece. I kinda feel obligated to do it if I had not felt obligated. I wouldn't did it because I had this feeling just from the phone calls that it was not sincere what they were asking us to do. And then when I walked in I was thinking it was a reunion and then when I woke last saw was lights and camera and nobody else in the room but museum. It was not a good feeling. I wanted to just happen what they needed to do. And I was praying hoping today. Let me out of here. I'm sure you played in your mind at certain points how your life would be different if you'd never taken that piece. Sure because I probably have that other house that I was trying to get. Put my hands on. One of my dreams has been in. Life is to do real estate in our I don. I didn't have the money saved up to do so. I was GONNA do it a little at a time and trying to build my income so I don't have to work so hard so with all that happening. It was a real setback. I still have that dream but I'M GONNA make sure I'd do it the right way. Basically now nineteen years later. Your would at the same point you wear back then or would you say you're you're better off or you're worse off APP just begin to just kind of not work as hard working two jobs instead of three right now so. I'm doing a little bit better. I've worked in paid off the mortgages that I got on it house so it's been a long road to trying to take care of those things that was Omega shoulders. How did you feel Sing Robin in the show? Did it change your viewpoint of of what went on at the time or what she had to deal with? I had an idea rough idea that she was going through summit. You know because you know when I went to visit. He wouldn't let us be in the room together. You know Basil's so we really technically wouldn't allow talk about anything they had to do with the Mike Donald's monopoly. So I'm not sure you know how happy. She was most of the time but she had secure safe environment which was very important to her that time. How did it make you feel knowing that? You're shelling out all this money for Jerry and Robin to feed their lifestyle. When you were struggling so hard I was angry and sad a little bit because even at the scene the the episode of how things twisted I got twisted up in it. It's not a good feeling. Even though I got a phone call from Robyn years later and she she made the statement to me. She said you know you got something out of it. And I'm saying Robbie you don't realize what I put on the line and I had to pay taxes on that money and I think sometimes people that don't live in a lifestyle where they have the pay homeowner's insurance and pay taxes and have the really really totally provide for themselves. They don't realize what a real struggle to just do what you have to do. It was years before I heard from her again because I was a little pissed that she was laughing at off so she didn't call me back in more to some years later. Gloria thank you so much for for being on the show being on the podcast. You've been fantastic. I guess that was purging so I have you guys thank for that and I really appreciate. Your can is one hundred percent now. Let's get into some of the questions from our viewers. Our first question is an actual audio question. We love these by the way. Please record your voice how did the FBI allowed the agents to talk about the specifically? Are they agents in retirement? Are All of them retirement or some still active and if they're active. How did they permit them to come on camera and talk about what? I ASSUME WOULD BE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. Especially how did the process would the FBI normally? Does this is Keep things very close to the chest but for this this case has been closed for almost two decades and it's completely adjudicated. There's no chance for an appeal and that allows them to talk about it. Then you just have to go through the process of reaching out to FBI headquarters talking to them about what you WANNA do. Wait a little while and hopefully they approve it in our case. We're lucky that they did most of the agents. As well as federal prosecutor Mark Devo are retired now but there is still one active agent and that is Doug Matthews time for. The next question are flushing comes from Bill Wilson. Did the detective really wear a gold suit first of all is an FBI agent? Not a detective. Brian did it really happen. Doug Matthews the rookie agent. He's referring to here. Did in fact where a gold suit and that was corroborated by many other people in the room. The next question comes from Tom. Ferry he asks. Did you ever consider editing out? Doug's laughter and leave that aspect of his personality on the cutting room floor. Absolutely not once you meet Doug Matthews person and you see that personality it's infectious and it just absolutely has to be in their part of it is because we like most people were surprised that FBI agents actually have personalities on they're not just robots with suits on and we really wanted to show that the FBI is an exactly what you think it is. It's real people working together and it's Chris. Graham says in the undercover operation. No one would ever suspect him as being an FBI agent know FBI agent laughs as much as Doug Matthew so it. It is an important character trait to To keep in what we wanted to do is work with the material that we have at. Anina documentary series is just a process of discovery and in our case we felt like we had strong material funny material and we really wanted to lean into that. We wanted to embrace the humor in the series. Tony at the same time. All right now for the next question. This is a question that several people have asked us through. How all the time of working on this that is? Who tipped off that? Bi So if you ask the FBI there's no way in the world they would ever tell you James. Are we going to divulge? Who gave that tip? Well you're GONNA have to stick around to find out that's it for episode three of the mkx millions. Podcast if you have any questions about this episode or any future episodes coming up please contact us. And how do they do that? James you can email us at MC millions podcasts at HBO DOT Com. That's mcmillian spelled with an s. not the usual dollar. Sign that you'll see on the Internet and around the world if you WANNA record your question as voice memo and email it to us we can play it right here on the show. Don't forget to check out MC millions airing Monday nights at ten pm on. Hbo and see next week for episode. Four of the mkx millions. 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Letting Go of Perfection [PODCAST]
"Welcome to live love. Engage the podcast where we share practical took advice from a spiritual perspective on how you can live fully love deeply and engage authentically. I am your host. Gloria Grace Grace Ram. Now let your light shine. Hello and welcome to the first official broadcast asked of the live. Love engage podcast. I am Gloria Grace. Ran And I am delighted that you are joining us here today because we are going to be talking thing about one of my. I don't know if it's my favorite subject but it's definitely a subject that is One that I've pay attention to and one that I continuously work on and it is about letting go and and it's in particular about letting go of Maybe the need perfectionism I suppose but more than letting go of let's see. How do I want to save this letting go of the need to beat yourself up? Yeah yeah that's what I WANNA say letting go of the need to beat yourself up over mistakes that you've made because as Billy Joel once famously sang complicity in the eighties or nineties You're only human. You're supposed to make mistakes and that's going to happen and as long as we learn from our mistakes and we make amends where necessary. There's no real problem with that. The problem comes. WHO's in when we start to focus all of our attention on the mistakes that we've made and when I said like we start beating ourselves up over not being perfect or just or just not doing what we think we should have done or ought to have done or Said said in a particular circumstance? The problem happens when we do this. Is that what you focus on expanse and I want to share a story with you today about something that actually happened just this morning. That perfectly illustrates this. I was was at our local Rotary Club. I was giving actually a talk and was sharing Three expert life secrets on how to to have more love joy and abundance in your life and before I gave my presentation. The President of the club was making some announcements announcment and in the middle of it. She caught herself and she said. Wow Why am I saying yeah instead of yes I never do that. Why am I doing that? That's so strange age. And then she proceeded to talk more and she proceeded to say yeah about three or four more times even though she knew she didn't WanNa do that what she wanted to say. Yes but that's the funny thing about our brains number one is that it focuses on Is Very easy for us to focus in on negative things. It only takes two seconds to to get this neural pathway. Going along along something that is negative whereas if we want to focus on a positive outcome and to change our thoughts to be ones ones that are more empowering and positive we spend at least fifteen seconds before we get that neural pathway to rewire rewire in that positive direction and along that positive thought so for some reason we are just hardwired to focus in on danger I again and I and I I suppose it's because of you know our when we were first you know millions or or how how long ago we were on this planet but anyway our ancient ancestors the hunter gatherers that they had to be aware of danger and they had to be on the lookout for wild animals and things that could kill them and so I guess that's where this hard wiring four danger and problems came about but in the twenty first century. We don't really need Released most of US anyway. Don't need to to be that way. We aren't necessarily facing danger Certainly not like people who live out in the wild You know were or our ancestors anyway so it takes a little bit more concerted effort to focus in on things that are more positive. But it's absolutely worthwhile fact. I even have this little I've got a A cut out from from Zen calendar that I have this piece of paper is probably thirty years old. That is on my desk right now but says learn to be calm and you will always be happy and I think part of being calm is learning to let go of that which doesn't serve you and that which doesn't serve. You is beating yourself up over things. Mistakes that you've made it doesn't serve. You doesn't serve anyone else around you your family your friends when you're doing that so my advice to you is to let it go now. You're probably thinking well sure that's easier said than done. You're right. It may not necessarily be easy but it is. It is a simple thing. It just takes determination nation. It takes practice. It takes being mindful and making a choice. How do I want to be how? How do I want to act? What do I want to achieve? Because you have the power to do that at any any moment you have the power and they wanNA share with you right now. Is I have a lovely cute little card and in front of me. I keep on my desk. I don't even know where this came from was clearing cleaning my desk the other day and I came across this so the the front side of it says it is only thought and a thought can be changed. And that's true right because if you have a thought you you don't have to keep that thought you can change it very easily. It just requires requires saying okay yet like the thought. Let me come up with something else and the backside of this car it explains why this is important and says says the thoughts I choose to think and believe right now are creating my future these thoughts for my experiences tomorrow next next week and next year so do you want to continue to think. Negative thoughts thoughts about. Oh what a loser you are or you know. Oh you're so stupid for Messing that thing up or oh gosh you know why. Why did I do do that? Do you want to keep thinking those kind of thoughts or wouldn't it be better to start thinking more empowering thoughts because biggest. Here's an important point. I want you to consider which I haven't mentioned yet. And my higher power say hey remember me so yeah I do remember God. And here's a fact you are a divine person you are were created. Aided in God's image and as my mother always said God didn't make junk think about it God is not junk right. We don't consider God junk. I mean look at this beautiful planet Senate that has been created for us to live on with beautiful plants and flowers and trees and mazing being Owens and lakes and rivers this is not jong unfortunately we as humans put a lot of junk into it. But it's a a beautiful planet and we are beautiful people no matter what color skin you have no matter whether you are a man or woman or a gender or whatever you are however you refer to yourself you are a divine person and I believe as as a lot of people say is that we are A spiritual being having a human expression I think saying that right I hope anyway but but living living living a human experience. I think that's what it is. So we are spiritual beings and so let's choose as spiritual beings let's choose is to have empowering beautiful thoughts that reflect the beauty that is already inside of us that beauty needs to come out of our mouths so and and come out in the actions that we do every day so I encourage you to think about that and in the coming hours days weeks and remember choose remember you have the power to choose the thoughts. You think nobody else can do that for you you alone have that power to choose so spent some time spent some quiet time. I'm an meditation or journaling and and ask your higher power. What do you want me to do today? What do you want me to say today day and then just take a moment and listen and just be quiet and see what comes to you because another thing I have learned in my years of living Is that if it's a critical voice that comes to you. That's not God. That's just the we go. And as Wayne Dyer used to say ego stands for edging. God Out I love that phrase but if there's something positive that comes through do that is you that is your divine spirit coming through and you. I recommend listen to it. Listen to that voice. That is the empowering Voice of God in you that needs to come out in this world so until next time I am. Gloria Gloria. Grace ran and I appreciate you listening to this podcast and if you have gotten value out of it would also appreciate it if you would leave us a review you On I tunes or wherever else you are listening to this podcast but please And recommend us to your friends I would love to be able to Have lots of people be able to get this message because I my metioned and my mission my mission. Oh my mission is to empower people to help you to live fully. Love love deeply and engage authentically. And that's going to do it for me today. So until next time I'm wishing you also much peace peace love and prosperity one more thing before you go as valued listener of the live. Love engage podcast broadcast. I WanNa help you shine your light in the world. Not only while you're listening to the show but all day every day of the week that's why I created look love engaged spiritual awakening community on facebook. 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Appreciating Whats Unique about You
"Welcome to live love. Engage the podcast where we share practical advice from a spiritual perspective on how you can live fully love deeply and engage authentically. I am your host. Gloria Grace Ram. Now let your light shine. Stay an welcome to live. Love engage. I am Gloria Grace Rand and guess what today you just got me. Sorry no interview today. You just listening to me and I wanted to share with you. Something that is near and dear to my heart because it's an issue that I have spent many years dealing with how many of you out there. Listening Rondor watching and Youtube have ever felt like you're not worthy or you're not enough. I knew I have unfortunately and yet it hasn't been a constant thing but it has been sometimes an underlying belief especially when I have been tasked with wanting wanting to accomplish something in fact just to give you some context and this recently. I'm I've been working with a brandon coach because in in addition to doing spiritual podcast and talking with inspiring people. My main business is. Seo copywriting which is helping people helping business owners to be able to Attract and convert their ideal clients through their website and I write content for people. Well I've been working with US. Branding expert and this week. I was challenged to come up with what was unique about me now. I've been doing this for a very long time. I've actually been in business since two thousand nine and it should have been a no brainer for me to just come up with that but for whatever reason. I don't know maybe it was the moon. I don't know what was going on with me at the moment but I just got stuck. I really got stuck so I did something about it. Which is something that I have learned to do when I get tripped up like this. I start asking myself why. Why is this an issue for me and I start journaling and I started journaling like okay? Why am I having trouble coming up with? What's unique about me And what came up with was fear. Fear of being seen fear of being criticized fear of making mistakes and it was very interesting. Where all this was coming from and I started thinking about. What was it in my past? That might have caused me to really doubt myself like this and not be able to value my uniqueness which is something that I am I teach frequently is. My clients is had a value their uniqueness so what was the issue and one of the memories that came to mind was when I was a kid and I was in the school spelling bee. And you're going to get an idea of how old I am. Because this was back in nineteen seventy six when the United States was celebrating. Its bicentennial our two hundredth anniversary of the founding of our country. And wouldn't you know it? The word I had to spell was bicentennial and guess who misspelled it. Me and I was teased for it because well in particular because the fact was I had one the school spelling bee the year before and I had this reputation of being a smart person. Yes I was a smart girl. I knew the answers. I got all as oh my gosh and so people you know boys especially I think were jealous. And so they gave me a hard time about it. So in thinking over this memory ongoing I think I made the story I came up with about that was that yeah if you make a mistake. People are going to tease you. People are going to criticize you. And perhaps it's better to just be quiet and and slide under the radar and not shine my brilliance in the world. Even when I just said that now my heart just kind of went booth because it's the truth it. It was the truth that was it. I was hiding my brilliance. And that's why I was having such trouble coming up with an idea of what was unique about me. And why should someone want to business with me? I've helped a lot of business owners over the year so I know my stuff. It was just saying it even on a piece of paper for me was difficult so thankfully. I've been working with an awesome coach coach and she gave me a technique to be able to help me to essentially reframe the story and basically the gist of it is to just imagine a different outcome. Just imagine a different outcome at first off just decide. What is the belief I want to have and then just pretend that something else different happened so I decided okay I am enough I am smart? I am brilliant guy. Created me to shine light in the world and not to hide it so the story I decided to make up and believe instead was I still spelled the word wrong but what it was okay and instead of the kids in my class giving me a hard time about it. They're like yes. I hate that word. It's so hard I don't know how many ends or in bicentennial I don't blame you for messing up I I wouldn't have done any better at all and I didn't. It didn't make me feel any less than myself. Then because you know everybody else makes mistakes I can. I'm entitled to make a mistake once in a while. I don't have to be perfect. So the long and short of it here that I wanted to share with you today is to value. Who you are value your uniqueness you came into this and have gotten some sort of experience and whatever it is that you do whether you are a business owner and entrepreneur. And you've got you are sharing your gifts and talents with the world and if you find yourself ever doubting Pat Journal and ask yourself why and see what comes up for you and then try to figure out maybe when there was a circumstance in your past that might have triggered that for you and then just rewrite the story decide that you are enough decide that you are a valuable person you are worthy and then just rewrite the darn story. Because here's the great thing about this. This is why my coach encouraged me to do. This is that our brain does nonni different. We could just start saying to ourselves all the time that that's the new story and just let that old one go and you know what our memories are. It's been proven that our memories can change and and we don't we can have different memories about things so we can just record a new memory in our brain. It's like rewriting the program on your computer. Just save over and just install that new belief and then act from that and I hope you will do that. And if you have any questions about it or you Are Struggling still with it and would like some guidance. I would love to help you out. And let's let's talk about it and in fact what you can do is you can go to engage with Gloria Dot com. And I will. You can schedule an appointment with me and wilt will chat. Because I would love to be able to help you to value. Help you to be able to see that you are invaluable unique person and you need to acknowledge that and act from that in the world are hi thank you so much for listening. I so appreciate you Listening to a podcast and on Youtube make sure that you are subscribing wherever you are listening and or watching my youtube channel is Gloria rammed video. You can subscribe there or you can just subscribe on Itunes spotify stitcher all those great places as well and that way. You won't miss any future episodes because I will be back within interview. again On Fridays they will be a sometimes do bonus on Wednesdays but most of the time you can count on the interviews being on Fridays so until next time as always I encourage you to go out there and live fully love deeply and engage authentically one more thing before you go as a valued listener of the live. Love engage podcast. I want to help you shine your light in the world. 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Compassion and Empathy for All
"Welcome to live love, engage the podcast where we share practical advice from a spiritual perspective on how you can live fully love deeply and engage authentically. I am your host Gloria Grace Ram now. Let your light shine. A. Stay and welcome to live love engage I. Am Gloria Grace Renowned and in today's episode. I'm going to be sharing with you. A recording that I actually did a little over week ago. On facebook and it. Deals with the concept of compassion. And This is something that we really need a lot more off right now. Because especially here in the United States we've been dealing with. Finally I think actually really coming to terms with the fact that we have been ignoring the issue of racism and this the brutal murder George Floyd By Minneapolis Place Officer has. I feel. that. Has Awakened people to the realization, especially awakened white people of which I am one to the realization that we have a lot of work to do. We have a lot of work to do to clean up. This mess this horrible horrible treatment. Of People, of color. That has been persisting in this country for hundreds of years. So! I encourage you to listen to this daily word today. I love sharing these I. Do them Monday through Friday on my facebook page Because they have such great. Information such great. Optimistic. Lessons for us and inspiring lessons for us, and how we can implement different concepts in our like in our in our life like compassion, so I hope you will find some medicine out of this today and without further ado. Here is the recording. I'm here today to share today's daily word, which is something that. We all need to practice. We all need to practice this word today. The word is compassion. Now than ever, it is so important for us to have compassion for our fellow human being. So What is unity say about this the affirmation I is my compassion flows as I. See myself in others. Just take that in for a minute. because. I'm going to read some more about what unity says, but for me. When we are able to see ourselves in the other person. That's when we can recognize that. We are one and that we are connected and that we are. All Part of God but. Let me let me share what unity has to say about this 'cause. They're excellent. Got Some writers here. Says whether someone I know is in a state of celebration, tribulation or somewhere in between. I try to understand what they're going through and love them unconditionally. How I react to the people in my life shows me part of myself. Some of my best teachers are those with whom I have been at odds. I embrace every opportunity for personal growth amid conflict. And exercise patience as I communicate with others. I practice thinking speaking and acting from a consciousness of love. I feel my one this with others. Looking into the eyes of another I see myself and my heart swells with compassion and empathy. With gratitude. Listen love and serve. then. There's a reading from Colossians here. It, says as Colossians three twelve. Says as God's Chosen Ones Holy and beloved. Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience. But I love the last line here with gratitude I listen. Love and serve. and. That's what we need more of right now. Especially here in the United States where. As. It's understandable that people are upset. I mean the the murder of so many. Black people at the hands of police has got to stop. You know most of the police force are are good hearted people, but there are a few bad apples, so we all need to do is we need to spend time listening? Listening to someone who we don't agree with or listening to others points of view and then. Showing them love because. And this is something that I have learned over the years. Is that a lot of times when you react negatively negatively to someone? It's because they are triggering something in you that you don't like about yourself. So. We still need to remember that we are all. Children of God we are all connected. Miss, that's my belief. We are all one and when you can. Love one another as you love yourself. then. It becomes easier to have a dialogue and to be able to serve one another an love them. And you know. I I've been seeing lately this the same A. Phrase that keeps coming up is like love. Love your neighbor as yourself love your neighbor as yourself, but that means you gotTa love yourself to and I think also a lot of the the conflict that comes when people are in disagreement with one another especially when they get really upset is because they're not loving themselves enough, and so it makes it more challenging to love anyone else. So I encourage you to yourself some love and then listen you know whenever you are in a conflict with someone. Take some time. Really be compassionate in and listen really listen. Don't just hear them but listen. Put your whole. Focus in on the other person, and and really try to understand their point of view. Put yourself in their shoes. And it's only when you can do that that you can start to. Experiences consciousness of love to be able to feel one this with others to truly do that, and that's when you can have more compassion and empathy with one another so. That's all I. Want to have to say on that subject today, so thank you for watching as always and Actually put this backup, so you see what's practice compassion today for our fellow human beings. I love you. And also Practice. How apoe! It's I I. Always get the order mixed up, but it's basically I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you I love you. and. Practice that around people everywhere. The whole world needs us today. If you'd like to hear more daily word readings from unity from me and my interpretation of them I encourage you to follow my facebook page, which is glorious grace, rand, and as I mentioned I think I mentioned at the top of the podcast that I record these Monday through Friday at nine, fifteen am eastern time, and I would love to have you. Join me live for those. And in the meantime, if you are finding, you need some sort of civil court in your business or your personal life I would love to have a conversation with you and see how I can support you. And all you need to do is you can go to engage with Gloria dot com. That's engaged with Gloria Dot com and schedule an appointment with me, and let's have a conversation and I'd love to be able to support you. Right Now! and. Go in the future as well so until next time. As always I encourage you to lift fully love deeply and engage authentically. One more thing before you go. As valued listener of the live love, engage podcast. 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Being Your Authentic Self
"Welcome to live love, engage the podcast where we share practical advice from a spiritual perspective on how you can live fully love deeply and engage authentically. I am your host Gloria? Grace Ram now. Let your light shine. Nama stay and welcome to the Levin. Gauge I am Gloria Grace, rand the inciteful copywriter and your host. And today I want to talk with you about a couple of things. Releasing the past and also about authenticity. And Being our authentic selves, and why that sometimes is a struggle, could actually. Scoot your rollover here. Sorry for those of you, listening I was sitting and. I'm sitting in my office and I was watching the video and realized that my head was blocking a picture of a lovely beach scene on my wall, but all you saw this little corner of the frame, stick atom ahead and I decided he didn't like that. So yeah I wanted to talk about authenticity and. and. Also, how sometimes the past! Can prevent us from really a stepping in and living into who we truly are at our core. Which I believe is. We are actually a spiritual being. We are part of God and our core, and but a lot of times. We are hiding that hiding behind a mask. And I was earlier today. I got to do an interview with a man how an African his last name, but it is coming up in a few weeks. It was awesome. He is part of a an investment group. Actually bad is investing and startup companies that have a mission to help raise the consciousness of our planet, and they've they've invested in also companies like insight timer which use. It's an APP on my phone that I use every morning. To do my time meditations, and they also offer I. Think other Wake Free Meditations on there. But anyway he he is a remarkable man and I only remembering his first name of the moments I won't even say. I'll miss it up. but he actually has talked about authenticity and some of the. pushback that he got because here is a he's a Harvard graduate. I believe and you know been involved him business for a long time, but also a few years back he got involved in sort of exploring his spiritual side by side, and even started recording songs on Youtube of recorded a couple of albums. He still has a third one in the works, so he's kind of. Has It on the back burner? Moment that you'll hear more about that during the interview. I realize I'm giving it all away. But Anyway the point was. He had some pushback from his family from some of his friends. Because they were on. Were used to seeing was different side of him, which was actually happier side of him. But also what am I going with this? Well, it's this is also something that I've been dealing with. Really and it's something I've been dealing frankly my whole life in a way because. there have been times where I'm out there and I really projecting. I'm being me these. I believe I'm being me, but there's other times when I am hiding and part of it has to do with how I grew up in You know stressful household things like that. And I am like fifty seven years old now and I should be able to just deal with it right well. Yes, and no, and that's why I've still see coaches and still go through programs because. I have made a lot of progress orbit over the years, and they're still more to do. and that's actually A. A lesson for all of us is that we are always have something more to do. We're never quite finished Really only finished when this body ceases to exist, and then our spirit goes off. Wherever it goes off to, and that's a whole nother. Discussion for another episode. Letting go of the past, so the past can be an issue with with. Keeping sometimes from really being authentic south release, showing up as who truly are and I wanted to share with you A. Quote from Athens studying a course in miracles for quite a while now and earlier this week I actually created a an image that I posted on facebook with this because I thought it was just so. Powerful the message. I want to share it with you it the only. Value that the past can hold. Is that you learn a gave? You know rewards that you would want to keep. For only thus will you be willing to relinquish it and had gone forever? Now, you might be thinking. That they. You learned that the past gave us no rewards that we would want to keep well I suppose there probably are some rewards that you might have learned in the past, but in this instance. Really talking about more of the sort of negative things that are showing up in our lives now. Coming from the past that really the only value they do have is to show you What you WANNA, keep a which you want to release. What you WANNA. Let go off. There are a lot of things that I have been working on in my life to let go of the. You, know some of those feelings that probably many of you might have of the feelings of. I'm not enough and on that worthy. Stuff. That is be frankly And it's just it's an. Faulty. Belief system is what it is. It's a faulty belief system because I am worthy I, am enough in fact I more than enough because. I am immortal. I am my spirit is immortal this body. Spotty will will cease to exist at one point because we have not reached the point where our bodies continue for thousands of years the average lifespan is still i. don't know maybe seventy eight in the United States for something. I'm not sure it is wherever you're listening to. If you're listening for another foreign country, but. It's still maybe you know sixty seventies eighties tops. But our spirit. We are not our body. This body is just a shell of who we are. You have a emotions and thoughts, and that is a part of you. There goes on that. Lives on at least it's my belief anyway. So I've been working on being able to retrain my brain and. There's lots of different ways that people can teach you that one way that I do is through affirmations. Not only writing affirmations, I also have them recorded on my phone and I listened to them, so it's my voice I hear my ear, and and I tell myself things like I am love I am joy. I am health wealth I am enough. Fact I am worthy I am valuable. And you can say those things, too, because they apply to you to no matter where you are in your journey in this life's journey on planet earth. You are whole. Few are one with everyone I also believe is that we are all connected. We are all one and. It just takes a conscious effort to take a look, and they say you're the results you're having right now are based on the thoughts that you thought in the past. So if we're you are right now isn't serving you if you're not as happy as you'd like to be unanimous, prosperous as you'd like to be if you don't have as many friends or family or abundance of of. You know even money in the bank or Whatever it is. If you don't have enough using. You don't have enough. It's because of the fought suf- fought in the past. and. That's why then then this course of miracles. Reading actually does make sense then because. It's. That's how you've gotta be able to relinquish those thoughts now in start choosing different thoughts start choosing them, and and you can do. This has been scientifically proven that you can retrain your brain there. Your brain does get hardwired four different thoughts and best actually scientific proof as well. And you can rewire it. You can because again is repetition. It's starting to consciously say new beliefs am. And the key what I've also learned is. It's not just wrote. You know how like when you were a kid. Maybe you had to write five hundred times I will not right on the board or not. You know for spitballs or it is. But it's really in also has to be backed with emotion. You've got to really feel it. Down deep in your soul, and here's an example I have a morning practice right now where I am spending time actually writing down affirmations and I'm journaling about The life that I that I'm creating. It's not quite here yet, but it is coming in the future. But this morning as I was starting to write the affirmations I realized that. Wasn't feeling it. I wasn't in a high vibration. As Abraham Hicks talks about I wasn't happy. Really I was just sort of going through the motions, so I decided that. I'M NOT GONNA. Do it right now. And I actually did. I went onto youtube on my phone and a pulled up an Abraham, Hicks, because I love listening to those types of videos that helped in that I went out for a walk got some fresh air also listened to another inspirational video, and by the time I got home. I felt so much better and I'm like okay now I can write. My affirmation, which is I, accept myself as IAM a powerful creator. and. Forget the rest of it at the mom. My my mind just went back, but that's the most important part of it. I accept myself I accept myself as I am. A powerful Creator, and whatever you say after I am. is absolutely powerful it really you own that because I am. Is. Is. Is the word of God I mean in the Christian Bible you know God spoke to Moses and said I. Am that I am? So when you claim I am. Powerful or I am. Worthy I am valuable I am whole I am what I am joy. I am piece. You are tapping into that God's source inside, and you can really really own that. and. That's why it's important to watch our words, too. Because sometimes you know will say Oh, you know. I'm sad or I don't. Oh! I'm not good enough or. Whatever. But the brain. Well the brains also done here the negatives. He also had to be careful about that, but it will just take. Those words are so. Think. Choose your words choose your thoughts carefully. Let go of the past. And own the fact that you are valuable unique person. That was created in God's image. You're part of God you are cod. And when you owned at that, it also becomes that much easier to be able to speak and to share with the world who you are, and what you like, and what you believe what you don't like, even as well because it's important to to let people know sometimes that you know. I don't like the way you're treating me. It doesn't make me feel good wore. I would prefer you to do XYZ are or Mostly I need to pay attention to me and how I'm showing up. I hope that makes sense. Hopefully. That makes sense to you today And, I appreciate you listening if you have any questions or comments. please. visit my website Gloria Rand Dot com, and you can come in on that the podcast episode. There are or leave a comment on I tunes wherever you're listening to this world you on Youtube. Or Post the video. And, if you would like to chat, also And schedule an appointment to talk with me. You can also do that if you go to engage with Gloria Dot, com and you can set up an appointment to chat with me as well And I guess that's probably going to do it. For me for today, so thank you for watching thinking listening and until next time as always I encourage you to go out there and live fully. Love deeply and engage offense One more thing before you go. As valued listener of the live love engage podcast i. WanNa help you shine your light in the world, not only while you're listening to the show, but all day every day of the week. That's why I created. 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Owning Your POWER with Diazina Mobley
"Welcome to live love. Engage the podcast where we share practical advice from a spiritual perspective on how you can live fully love deeply and engage authentically. I am your host. Gloria Grace Ram. Now let your light shine. Mammoth stay and welcome. I am Gloria Grace Rand and I am delighted to have a dear friend who is Someone I've met through networking here in the Orlando Florida area. As my guest today Her name is dicey now. Mobely and I am pronouncing that right right. Okay good make sure I was like I figure out but anyway just want make sure Vichy has been an a mental health professional for twenty five years where she had built a thriving practice that helped hundreds of individuals couples and families rebuild and rediscover the peace they deserve and then she pivoted a little bit and now today. She is a holistic therapeutic coach and does her best work with professional women and a few brave men. I like that Who contribute greatly to others but have secretly suffered in a place of deep pain hurt and uncertainty and I've seen has She uses her own story of Dealing with lifelong depression anxiety to help others An while persevering as a leader in her community despite that so yea for you You know dealing with that and still persevering so now she's able to help Really she shares her journey as a way to be able to help women who are being who was. Yeah you know what I'm just GonNa you know what she's going to tell us a little bit more about this because I'm totally messing up her bio today. Anyway you know what today she boldly. Shiro's your own story of healing and her own your power now system with women around the world and we're going to talk a little bit about that in just a moment but I welcome DC Anna. I apologize augured. Gloria Wilson's L. May Get us at doing this for a little while. Now it's not like when you're going to do So let's how did you get to own your power? Because I imagine that's what you needed to do first before you can help others do the same. How did that start so I so thank you for having since quite a treat? Well how did I get to owning my power? It started with. Just I tell this story about how. I was dispensing advice and counseling on the playground. Before I lost my baby sh- something. I was the one who was calling my. You know you probably shouldn't sneak out like Highschool friends at an old soul in the group. Yeah and so. I pursued clinical social worker. Which is what why. I'm debris it's Out Florida and I still didn't know the connection. I did it because someone said you should really do that in the job when you graduate from college. So I'm going to Grad served and what I realized as I as I read through life that there were spots in my life where I experienced the pain and what I didn't know at the time. Was THAT THAT. Pain was actually become the source of the skiff. That now I get to share with so many people and so only my power came from those hurts and learning how to hope and deal that I was doing it in. I was always seen as a leader over playground to high school and I opened a practice than I was doing. Counseling and I always in a nonprofit and there. Was this shame that I had a round the sad that I always experienced that I didn't have a finger on it. Mama hit diagnose myself in thought you know. I know what to do this diagnosis. I've I know my treatment plan. You know like counselor izing until at one day it just while hoping tools are not designed to be long term solutions. They really are to help you. Keep it together enough so that you can get to the healing process and I was just I kept patching the tiger tiger. Yeah and one morning and twenty sixteen I just couldn't get a gun and You know long story short. I actually had gotten to the point where I scared myself because I knew all of the signs. The hopelessness menam. I was laying on my bed and I couldn't feel more and in that moment I realized collect this is. This is that point. This is wing acts it? Get out this. Is You tell someone else. Yeah and Because I had been so now. Here's what I say. I often matters last minute. Gloria just okay oriented I tell is and I know this degree that truth is my inner south. My soul new. Yeah and so when that time came when I had crashed and in the process of feeling like I was just about to get well I had already planted seeds because my soul new and he needed all of my people all the people who I knew and admired them and they were there for me. Make all jumped into place. It was a phone call so I had a tribe. I went from feeling completely alone. Only my power to having was tribal network supporting me in nurturing health immediate you know atlas that was the turnaround point was in that space of pain that. I actually came out in this hour. That's awesome while. I'm certainly glad you did because now you get to help others. Who are going through the same thing. So who who do you like to work with and in particular? Wai I love working with powerful women. So of course. We know that the world is a mirror right. When I describe this you'll see. Why like will that Zhou Xing yet? What women who are leaders in their communities women who are actually doing great things? They're doing good. I was doing wonderful service in my community sore. What SUFFERING IN SILENCE? Quiet you know. Who Am I going to call? If everyone's telling me the go-to people in their lives and So I love them because I am them and then if I when I speak my story. They Sai a release. Yeah you can be powerful. You are power for our leader and you can have these places where you suffer. An getting support is the next step L. That's that's awesome. Well bad leads me to my next question because as we are recording this age is the end of March here in the United States and were well. The world is dealing with this wonderful She says sarcastically. pandemic So and I know that women in particular are you. We are a lot of times the caretakers and and especially probably right. Now you know you now you've got your family. Maybe at home right now. You've probably got your significant other. Might be working from home. Like mine is right now and I'm having to deal with that now So what advice especially you know being a mental health counselor as your as your background. Would you have for in particular Menchu but at but I think especially women right now to be able to help them get through this crisis yes yes So there's so much effort so much and You know cliches are cliches. Because they are at the root they are truth so we all know we sha- of the oxygen masks. Twist on it as this is how I roll. Okay I can be a little bit dramatic tags. Client love it. They're just like oh my gosh that makes so much sense. The same thing we know that it on the airplane they say if the oxygen mask on first and then the person you're with so if you really really think about it because we know it and and yet we still don't do it. Yeah if I put the oxygen mask on someone else I what actually will happen to me in an emergency situation. Call it is. I'M GONNA die. Yeah and if I die. What's going to happen to the person who? I have the oxygen. That's one don't fall off and what's GonNa Happen to them you know. That's a dramatic expansion of that cliche. Because I think people get so used to open on your own oxygen mask but then we don't do it. Yes so at that level it really is even if you can find one thing that is life giving for you it. It is having a few moments in the morning. You can just sit down with a cup of tea before anyone else gets up and do that. 'cause it's GonNa unfold your day in a very different way than if you jump up and just start being of service to everybody around you and this is a really great opportunity to For lack of a word or maybe it is the best word train. Your loved ones now. Honor Yeah Ace that you set out for yourself It's a wonderful wonderful time to act as those boundaries and to teach our children those I am by nature an introvert and so one of the things that you know. It feeds me to have my alone time. Yeah so I go for walks. We still we're able to walk and I have a backyard and and so I go for walks and that's where I go and spend time where I can just by myself refuel as many times as I need to throughout the day. So truly your oxygen mask when yourself. Even if it's just a little small thing not telling you to abandon the family and British. She shed homeless that important. It is that importance. Yeah definitely and actually brought to mind. my sister-in-law raised three boys. And she you know they're all grown men now But I remember when they were small she would tell me she's like yeah. I go in and I. I left the door to the bathroom and I take a bath and they know that this is mom. Mom NEEDS TO REPLENISH HER BATTERIES. And they are not allowed to commit the snake man. Yeah yeah absolutely. Yeah absolutely well. We will be back with a little bit more from dizziness. Because I want to know a little bit more about this Power Framework that you use in just a moment so but we're going to be back. I have a public service announcement for you. So hang in there just a second Kovic. Nineteen better known as Corona virus has spread throughout the world symptoms of this respiratory disease may include fever cough and shortness of breath. These symptoms may show up to to fourteen days after exposure. If you are experiencing these symptoms and have come into contact or are in an area with an ongoing outbreak. Please call a hotline and or consult with a physician. Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces for more information please visit CDC dot Gov Forward Slash Kovic. Nineteen thank you yes. So that's what we're doing now. Days were doing public service announcements and so it is important for us to stay safe for sure and to take care of ourselves as we were just talking about with these ENA moberly. So let's talk about a little bit more about this On Your Power System in the power framework. So what exactly is that? So like I was saying before the gift was birth out of my own pain and what I realized was that I was working with my clients. My coaching clients my counseling clients. I was doing both at the time And I was doing my own work my own soul work and their words themes that were prevalent in all of it and I sat down and I said well how do I put together because quite frankly when I would sit down with my clients it was you know I would just open up and spirit would go and you know an and much later years later they will come back and say oh my Gosh. I remember when you said this and I'm like how capturing those things it was just in the moment they had it and then go on to the next and when I sat down I noticed that there were themes and so the power framework actually had been there all along. It just didn't have a name. So power is actually an acronym and the each letter has a word that really really is. It's not as that by step. It kind of happened sequence sequentially sometimes of course we are spirals Yep So if I can share that with you our no yeah please do so the PM. Power stands for potential. And when I speak about potential it is that that sparked. That's inside of us. That has always been there and I liked to think of us as you know we're spiritual beings having mixed difference learn and so when I speak about potential a lot of times. We don't think we can do certain things that has nothing to do with. Potential central is what was created that had to be expressed in the world and we were built around back always has been always will be and we have a unique way to express it that only we can and so when people are able to tap into the potential that is there has always been there then. It opens up possibilities and opportunities so I do a lot of work at my my sessions with clients around. I'm getting the belief to match the truth because the truth is that it's there we'll take some needs a little finished sometimes. Inner you know looking at our inner child when we were little we would just on it. We know exactly. I was in the playground with take me to come full circle to realize. Oh that was my gift. That's why it was so easy when I was sitting right so That is potential. The oath stands for opportunities. So when you recognize this you are open to opportunities. You actually are ready for them. You're looking for them. You're you're enjoying expectancy opportunities that unfold that will bring you to your heart's desire. Answer the that gift the world. I'm the WS for wisdom and wisdom is about seeking inner wisdom really tapping it knowing that it is. They're being quiet and still and also knowing when to seek out the wisdom of others so we use our inner wisdom to know when to reach out to know who to reach out when it when it when it needs to happen the es for exploration and this is GonNa get all of them is my gift to explore to to be. Ns face where YOU'RE OPENING. You know that in this exploration is where the seeds are planted. And we're GONNA Bloom and a lot of times we don't want to explore because we're not sure what's in there or we think we know what's in there and you won't want to start rattling things up And this is why and working with my with with my ideal clients people who are like me. We have to get in because that's where the healing happens in so exploring those places. Though shadow spots the trauma to a lot of work with women who have experienced some trauma and masterfully have covered it over a creative coping tools. Slow that it. It is just out of sight out of mind although we know what that is something that's always tugging at your healing keeping you from being self expressed so that's exploration and then the art is for rejuvenation rest renew retreat because this is work. It's work being a human being when we are ready to heal and so that self care the taking care of having your time and your Shisha others connecting with with like minded people right Is Very very from Sean Summer. Always in one of those spots are all of those spot and just being in the dance of of being able to own that power was people think powers about strengthen right about that power that inner strength that uses out and I look at it as when you are owning your power. You're filling yourself to overflowing main you're giving from overflow. Oh yeah absolutely yeah. That's the only way it can really be mark. The most checked is when you do because he act as if your cup isn't fulfilled. It's so hard so yeah I drive in a car about Orleans. Yeah Yeah and IT'S GONNA burn out pretty quick right on highway. Yeah Yeah Guy August from personal experience Alexa. All my power in the world. Okay make sure yes snow. How do you work with people do like one on ones? Or what's your best way connecting with folks? It really depends on their style. Now how everyone who reached out to me anyone who is interested in curious than not. You know there's no commitment and you know there's no like machine around it One thing that I do offer it to everyone is a complimentary off with you and in that call at one hundred percent at a time. They'd be with more clarity. Which is the point whether they work with me or not a with clarity. So that it's not all frazzled. And during that call I ask questions. So it's what is your learning style Do you want to work on? Do you like to work in community? And so if they are more If Dr in community that I have virtual online groups online groups virtual groups and so during the With called on your power now and we go through the power framework and connected with real life experiences as they're going through the roof work bringing in. What is it that what is the decades to Stop Ryan? My favorite things is to talk about is how we have the sophisticated sabotage sophisticated. It's not just your regular run of the mill beer failure like do you like we create choices between our hearts desire and going back to school. Yeah our hearts desire. You know. They're both know would catch it. Yeah that's true. Yeah I think I've been guilty of that in the past the building that community so that you have not just me but you have other people who are in that space holding the space runing for your dessert. Ruining for your desire to be Helping you in terms of that con- ability right so when we get into those spots having someone to say okay it says you know I just noticed just wondering if I can show share my observation someone who thrives on community. That's what I would I would recommend and then there are some who who they want one on one. You're like I don't WANNA share. And so I work with them privately. And so we'll have sessions and same thing. It's the same work it's just in terms of how they want to get the work in my private clients. I actually invite them to the group so they have access to both. That's awesome. I'm so glad we got to chat today because like I've learned so much more about you than I never knew before which has been awesome and You know and now the world does too so How can someone connect with you What is the best way for people to to reach you? Is it Website social media. What's the best way so All of the above those guys and it depends on if people are on social media that on facebook might named I Zena and I also I have landed the own. Your power now dot com. I had made so It's just a simple contact form. Go out the contact form and And then we'll get in contact in that way and and then taste. Well thank you so much for joining me today. I really appreciate you taking time to talk with US and Share some great advice for folks out there so Yeah if you've got value out of the This conversation today and you want to hear more. I encourage you as always to subscribe to the podcast wherever you hear it or see it on Youtube. If you're watching there and you can subscribe to my channel. Gloria ran video and also if you would care to leave us a rating and review. That would be wonderful as well because I would love to see how I can serve you even better. If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear that as well. That'd be awesome so Geremek's time I encourage you all to live fully love deeply and engage authentically one more thing before you go as a valued listener of the live loving gauge podcast. I WanNa help you shine your light in the world. Not Only Y. You're listening to the show but all day every day of the week. That's why I created the would. Love engage virtual awakening community on facebook. It's a place for you to gather with other business professionals and entrepreneurs who are committed to living the life of their dreams. 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Gloria Ramirez The Toxic Lady
"This episode contains graphic descriptions of medical afflictions that some people may find disturbing. We advise caution for listeners. Under thirteen the ambulance sped down the streets of Riverside California. It was nineteen ninety four just five days after Valentine's Day and thirty-one-year-old. Gloria Ramirez was on the brink of death six weeks ago. She was diagnosed with cervical chancer earlier that evening. Her Boyfriend Johnny called nine one one when he noticed that she was having trouble. Breathing when responders arrived around eight PM. Glorious heart was racing. Her blood pressure was in free fall and her breathing was shallow and fast inside the ambulance. Paramedics gave her oxygen in an IV. But nothing seemed to help her condition. She was incoherent unresponsive. Around eight. Fifteen. Gloria was rushed inside Riverside General Hospital where a team of nurses and doctors waited. They took her straight into trauma room one and got started. She was given valium and Ativan to sedate her followed by retire. Liam to get her heart's rhythm under control. It didn't work. Her readings were more in line with someone in their sixties. Not a thirty one year old. Not even one with cervical cancer. They took a blood sample to get a better understanding of what was happening but when they drew glorious blood they were shocked by what they saw inside the syringe. Small Beige crystals started to form. When our bodies fail we trust doctors to diagnose the problem but medicine isn't always an exact science sometimes. It's a guessing game with life or death stakes. This is medical mysteries apart. Cast original. I'm molly and I'm Richard. Every Tuesday will look at the strangest real life medical cases in history and the experts who raced against the clock to solve them. We'll analyze all the evidence and try to find an answer. You can find episodes of medical mysteries and all other park asked originals for free on spotify over ever. You listen to podcasts to stream medical mysteries for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type medical mysteries in the search bar at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You'll allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram? At podcast and twitter at podcast network today were covering the nineteen ninety. Four death of Gloria Ramirez a thirty one year old mother of two who had been diagnosed with cervical cancer after being rushed to the hospital for what appeared to be a heart attack. Nearly two dozen hospital staff members who came in contact with Ramirez became violently ill which led some to wonder was Gloria Ramirez. The world's first toxic woman inside trauma room. One doctors cut open glorious sure to operate when they did. They noticed an oily sheen to her skin but they didn't give it much thought. Their priorities were elsewhere. The lead medical professional. Dr Humberto Choi prepared the defibrillator. He let out a clear and everyone's step back. Glorious Body recoiled off the table but her heart rate was still out of control. It was beating too fast to allow any blood through. He gave it one more. Go still nothing. Susan Cain a registered nurse was asked to take a blood sample but as Kane step toward Gloria. She smelled an odd mixture of garlic and fruit. She didn't have time to dwell on it. She stuck the IV inglorious arm. The blood came easily enough but as it filled the tubes at chemical aroma filled. The room chain assumed it was from chemotherapy. It's not uncommon for the blood of cancer patients to smell like Monja or the chemicals used during treatment. What she didn't know was the Gloria at yet to start. Chemo Cane handed the syringe over to a medical resident. Julie's Gordievsky who noticed Manila colored crystals forming in the file. Dr Ocho noticed the crystals as well but as he did. Cain suddenly dropped to the ground. The doctor reached out to break the nurses full but CAIN was out cold they put her on a Gurney and wheeled her into the lobby. Other staff would take care of her. It wasn't uncommon for people to occasionally faint in the Er even seasoned professionals stress levels are high. You're on your feet. And sometimes people forget to eat and hydrate but as Dr Ocho went back to work on. Gloria things started to spiral even more of control. Chinse key was also getting lightheaded. She had to leave the room to they. Were down. Two sets of hands Grochowski stumbled to the nurses station and sat down. She thought she just needed mayor. But moments later when a CO worker came by to check on her Gorski was unconscious. Suddenly Korchinsky body began to spasm then. Her breathing became unsteady before stopping entirely. It became a cycle spasm. Panic breathing then nothing over and over back in the Trauma Room Maureen Welsh a respiratory therapist was giving Gloria more oxygen as. She did the world around. Her started to grow fuzzy. She fainted and hit the ground. Re previously healthy professionals were suddenly violently ill. It was becoming clear that everyone in the room could endanger. Dr Ocho looked around for any cause of the sudden illnesses. He spotted a sink full of various liquids. He drained it hoping it would have some positive fact but it didn't chaos reined in the ER as Laurie. His condition deteriorated soon. Nearly half of Dr. Ocho staff incapacitated one. After another they dropped to the ground ran from the room. No one knew what was happening. The common denominator was exposure to Gloria. That seemed impossible. It had to be something else in the room. Ocho it turned on the ventilation ordered an emergency evacuation of the department on the way out. They threw away. The used. Syringe couldn't afford to bring it outside not if glorious blood was the parking lot of Riverside General Hospital became a makeshift e R for every other patient besides Gloria even if their condition was critical. Dr Ocho who was confident that they were safer outside as for Ocho. He end to select few team. Members stayed inside to care for Gloria. She was still his patient and he was going to do everything in his power to keep her alive but it wasn't looking good glorious. Heartbeat became faint. Dr Ocho has shocked her heart twice before administering even more drugs but it was all ineffective he worked on Gloria for twenty more minutes then at eight fifty pm on February Nineteenth Nineteen ninety-four. Gloria Ramirez was pronounced dead. Gloria was wheeled into a secluded room. They wanted to take every precaution. If there were toxins in her bloodstream. They couldn't let them escape. Doctor Ocho exited the hospital shortly after nine pm to a parking lot filled with his staff. He was at a loss for words. It was unlike anything he had ever seen. Cain was awake. Let her arms were twitching. She said that her face felt like it was burning Gorton ski was still suffering from apnea and her limbs were violently shaking. Welsh had trouble controlling her limbs. After she came to the alarm had been sounded. The Hazmat team was on their way. All ambulances were diverted to other hospitals in the area Riverside General Hospital wasn't safe a little after ten PM. The has mantain arrived. They donned large yellow and blue suits each with their own air supply. If you looked at the scene from a bird's eye view it would look straight out of a sci Fi film around eleven pm. The has met team entered the hospital. Everything was usually quite as they slowly made their way through the main lobby. Every room they entered they made sure it was clear until they finally reached trauma room. One the table in the middle of the room was empty. Equipment was scattered all over the floor. It looked like a war zone but the has met instruments were picking up any signs of toxins. Someone noticed the ventilation was on that could have eliminated the presence of ANYTHING AIRBORNE. But it didn't seem to spread throughout the rest of the hospital. The team made their way to the room. Where Gloria was being quarantined inside. Lorries body was laying on the same Gurney. She arrived in only hours earlier. They took measurements of the air in her womb. Is Well again. They didn't find a trace of anything dangerous. They exited the hospital reported to their county. Superiors all clear. The hospital. Staff was aghast. How could that be? Gloria Ramirez was dead twenty. Three different people experienced symptoms upon coming in contact with her. Many of them were still receiving care. It had to be something. Maybe it was a completely new chemical something. Undetectable something that could only be created inside the human body coming up. The fallout of glorious death in the ensuing investigation. Hi It's Richard. If you haven't heard the new podcast series supernatural with Ashley Flowers yet. I highly recommend you head on over and subscribe today. It's a fantastic series. That's gotten off to a very successful start. So thank you to everyone who tuned in so far. We're very proud of it. Every Wednesday Ashley. Flowers takes on a different crime or mystery where most fitting theory isn't always the most conventional here are some of the incredible episodes that have been featured so far where the deaths of two Brazilian men are result of making contact with spirits on Mars. Get closer to the truth than ever before. Regarding the mystifying lead masks case who and what were responsible for the unexplained death of Australia's Somerton man dig deeper into the peculiar details and poetry involved in the case and was Italian. Theoretical physicist at Torrey myron disappearance caused by his discovery of time travel or was it something more sinister each week Ashley takes on the strange and surreal to explain some of the world's most bizarre true crime occurrences. It has mystery. It has intrigued and it certainly has my attention. I hope you enjoy it to follow supernatural with Ashley. Flowers free on spotify over ever. You get your podcasts now. Back to the story on Sunday February Twentieth Nineteen Ninety four thirty year old Maggie. Ramirez Garcia went to grab the morning paper it always had sensational headlines but that mornings were especially ghastly toxic woman infects. Er staff it didn't sound like a woman. It sounded like a creature from outer space. The image on the front page depicted men in has meant suits carrying out a sealed metal casket allegedly to ensure the woman. Couldn't infact anyone else. The details of the story were bizarre. A significant number of the hospital staff experienced symptoms of illness after coming into contact with her five had to be hospitalized. The entire emergency room shut down and didn't reopen until the following morning around seven. Am they gave little information about the woman besides her age? Thirty one maggie sister. Gloria was thirty one. She wondered if maybe she had gone to school with the alien woman. She could ask her later when they spoke on the phone. Gloria was recently diagnosed with cervical cancer ever since Maggie especially treasured their moments together. It was serious but Gloria was young so she stood a fighting chance. Chemotherapy started in a few days and Maggie planned on being there every step of the way and she'd bring plenty of interesting newspaper headlines to amuse her sister that afternoon. The phone rang. Maggie was expecting to hear her sisters boys but instead it was her mother-in-law she sounded cold and distant. The conversation that followed didn't seem real. Loria was the woman in the metal casket on the front page of the newspaper. Just like that. Maggie's world fell apart but there was little time to grieve. Reporters arrived on her doorstep. That evening all she wanted was to be left alone with her family. Maggie had no information. Give them she was just as in the dark as they were. Riverside County began their official investigation almost immediately but they had to be cautious there were so many unknowns at the least of which was the dangers surrounding handling glorious body. Add to that the media breathing down their necks and any wrong. Move could be disastrous. I the air samples collected by the has met team. Were seemed to be analyzed. By a lab they hadn't detected any noxious gas but they could have missed something in fact just one year earlier. A hydrogen sulfide or sewer gas was found in the hospital. It's incredibly deadly but occasionally appears in medical facilities that routinely handle chemicals. The authorities wondered if this was a repeat event in the meantime there was the autopsy on February twenty fourth. The coroner's office prepared for the procedure. It was conducted late at night to reduce the chance of the general public being exposed. They built a temporary structure outside and set up cameras to monitor the room at one. Am The lead coroner and three other pathologists Don Hazmat suits and entered a separate team closely monitored. The situation through closed circuit televisions. If anything happened they would intervene. Meanwhile the media gathered across the street waiting for something to go wrong inside the room. The pathologist took glorious body out of the metal box. It was cool to the touch. They cracked open her chest and recorded their findings. They took tissue samples from various parts of her body organs. They found evidence of a heart attack but they had expected as much otherwise. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. They re stitched Gloria and place your body back inside her airtight container. In many respects. It was good news. If sample tests came back clean they would be able to hand her body over to her family. Within a week when the four pathologists emerged from the building an hour and a half after they entered each one was told to stand in a small plastic pool. They were hosed down four times and they were stripped and re washed the cleaning team and anyone else who had recent direct contact with them were taken to the hospital for observation. Deputy Coroner Stephanie. Albright was in charge of glorious investigation. There was a tremendous amount of pressure on her shoulders. There was a grieving upset family. A confused hospital staff and media. Who were out for blood? Luckily for Albright the autopsy gave her league traces of a chemical called D. M. S. d. m. s. show was first used as an industrial solvent in papermaking before being introduced into American homes in the nineteen sixties for pain relief. It was advertised as a wonder drug however after a closer study by the Federal Drug Administration. Ems was pulled from most shells because adverse side effects included vision loss due to its popularity however it still remained a staple in many people's homes the coroner identify de MSL as the cause of the oily sheen in garlic smell of glorious skin. Most likely she had used it for pain relief but as for what pain that remained up in the air and the revelation of DMS. Oh wait -ment seemed to be where Albright's good luck ended. Months passed without any proof of toxins. Inglorious System Maggie and the rest of the Ramirez family. Were losing faith. Each day with no news felt like a lifetime. They hired a private lawyer to help them. Take a look at the mysterious circumstances surrounding glorious death. They believed that the county should have had answers. They had millions of dollars in resources. Eventually the Ramirez is couldn't help but wonder whether the hospital was covering up something much more sinister like the fact that they could be responsible. It was then that the Ramirez family found the violation from a year prior when the hospital was cited for sewer gas not only that they received testimony that Riverside General may have plenty to hide. A man named Dennis wise claimed that he had been admitted to the hospital only weeks before Gloria during his stay he was forced to leave his room twice supposedly because of fumes coming from the bathroom. He told them that whatever it was it made him feel extremely nauseous. He believed that if he stayed in the room he would've gotten sick. The smell was unlike anything he had ever come in contact with what started as a conspiracy. Theory was suddenly becoming plausible. Glories sister Maggie's resolve was sealed when she found out that Dr Overthrow had flushed unknown liquids down the drain in the trauma room during glorious treatment. It didn't matter so much what they were but why they were there. They had to have been the cause of the doctors and Nurses Illness Not Gloria. And if they were that would mean that the hospital was to blame for glorious death. Maggie contacted every journalist. That would listen. The story needed to get out to the public riverside. General Hospital killed her sister. As Maggie's claims hit the news pressure mounted on the forensic teams to provide answers. They had to find a cause of death. That could prove the hospitals innocence. No one felt that pressure more than Stephanie. Alright and she was willing to authorize any path to solution on March twentieth. The county performed a second autopsy on Loria and they did so without alerting her family. They took even more samples at once again. The results were inconclusive at the same time in order to quell the rumors about the presence of sewer gas A. Hospital. The county ordered a review of the hospitals plumbing reports by March twenty third. The county claimed that sewer gas was decisively. Absent from all reports. It couldn't have been the cause of death. The county then reached out to the lab at the Forensic Science Center at Livermore National Laboratory to examine the samples. They were shipped on dry ice up the coast to their facility. Hopefully the director of the lab. Brian and dressing would have more success. The results wouldn't take long but unfortunately Stephanie Albright would never see the results on March twenty seventh nineteen ninety-four while on the phone with her estranged husband. Stephanie Albright died by suicide. The coroner reports suggested that pressure from glorious case was almost certainly a contributing factor. One tragedy turned into two. Meanwhile at the livermore National Laboratory Ryan and dressing ran countless tests on tissue samples but was running into. Maybe the same problems that everyone else had. It wasn't finding much but he did find something and anomaly. Gloria had a high concentration of an organic compound known as methyl so phone in her liver. It was the probable cause of the ammonia like smell. But it didn't have the capability to make a room full of people pass out on April Twelfth Lab Director. Brian and dressing flew down to southern California to give Riverside County labs findings inconclusive. It had now been almost two months since glorious. Death and her family wanted her body back. They wanted the opportunity to put their worries as well as their daughter and sister to rest but first Maggie Ramirez Garcia wanted an independent autopsy to be performed when she told authorities. They told her that she could only have glorious body. If she was willing to keep her sealed in the metal container to the county it was a way to protect the public. But for the Ramirez family it was another sign of a cover up. They filed the court order and within a matter of days. A judge ruled in their favor. On April fourteenth. Glorious body was handed over to the Ramirez family. On April Fifteenth Independent Pathologist Dr Richard Fukumoto performed a nearly unprecedented third autopsy. That's more than even late. President John F. Kennedy. This time there were no high tech suits or emergency precautions only a coroner and Abbadi. Dr Fukumoto wasn't scared. He didn't believe the county's assertion that toxin was present toxin or not Lori is body was in rough shape. Dr Fukumoto said that there had been cross contamination between different tissues that and the presence of fecal matter from the decomposing body ruined any chance of him running more sophisticated tests and possibly finding an answer. Another autopsy down without anything to show for it. He could only say for certain that Gloria hadn't died from her cervical cancer and at the time of his examination there were no toxins in her body on April twentieth. Nineteen Ninety four lorries family. Finally were able to hold a memorial service. All they wanted was for her to be remembered for more than her death more than the toxic woman from the news. Eight days later. Riverside County gave an official statement. Gloria Ramirez died of natural causes. She was killed by a heart attack. As a result of kidney failure caused by her cervical cancer. The news was world shattering. It was inconsistent with everything. The Ramirez family believed and everything they knew to be true. And how could they get away with giving no explanation for how or why? The hospital staff had gotten sick well. The State of California might have had similar concerns because afterwards they stepped in to take on their own investigation coming up the state of California's shocking conclusions. Now back to the story two months after thirty one year old Loria Ramirez's death. Nobody seemed any closer to an answer. Apply LORIA COULDN'T BE SAVED. Twenty-three people became ill while treating her. The deputy assigned to the case died by suicide riverside. County may have officially stated that Gloria died of natural causes but they never explained why or how. The hospital workers got sick during the spring of Nineteen ninety-four California's Department of Health and Human Services stepped into investigate Anna Osorio in Piston Waller. Some of the state's top doctors were put in charge. The created a survey for all these supposedly infected staff to fill out and they found that the symptoms they each experienced weren't all consistent given that the cause was likely one thing that didn't make sense. After months they released a controversial report. It stated that what the staff members experienced was actually a case of mass hysteria in other words the symptoms the staff members experienced or psychosomatic created by the mind. Not Real Julia or Kinski. The conclusion was laughable. She was in the third year of residency as a medical student. She wouldn't panic over a heart attack patient. All medical professionals are trained to deal with that kind of stress. Her symptoms were everything. But imaginary after Gloria's death Grochowski spent weeks in the hospital. Battling a documented case of hepatitis. She spent even longer without the ability to walk. She had surgery on both of her knees to try and reintroduce blood flow. Maureen Welsh one of the nurses in the trauma room. That night was equally unsatisfied. She had over a decade of experience treating patients before. Gloria there was no way a heart attack. Patient would have faced her enough to faint. She was convinced it was more than mass hysteria and she decided to do something about Welsh had read about the forensic science center at livermore and their involvement in the case in her mind they were the only impartial party to have gotten involved. She reached back out to the forensic science centers lab director Brian and dressing and urged him to take another look. Though Andresson didn't agree to take it on himself. He asked his deputy director. Patrick grant to scan through the files. They had Gloria to see if he could find anything. Unusual and grant may have been the fresh set of is the case needed he honed in on the inclusion of D. M. S. O. In the coroner's report in his younger years had been an athlete and used it often muscle and joint pain. He like everyone before him knew that. Dm So couldn't have caused a room of medical professionals to faint but it had to have played a part then he noticed the high concentration of Di Methyl cell phone in glorious system which is only a single oxygen atom away from DSL grant wondered whether the D. M. S. O. In her system might suddenly to die method so phone after interacting with pure oxygen. He considered other theories but he kept returning to DM so it was one of the only constants in all of the reports then suddenly it clicked. Gloria had a D. M. S. O. In her system on the date of her heart attack she had di methyl cell phone in her body weeks after she died and during her treatment she was administered large quantities of oxygen to help keep her alive both in the ambulance and in the trauma room. What happened if another oxygen atom was added to die methyl soul phone grant flip through a book of chemical compounds and landed on the page. His fingers slid down the correct column. It becomes Di Methyl sulfate a deadly chemical that has been tested by the United States military in these tests. It was used as nerve. Gas Exposure can cause dizziness seizures and loss of muscle control. That could lead to his fixation. This had to be what had caused the chaos in the hospital that night. He was almost positive. But how did the extra oxygen atom bond with the DMZ so his team set out to see if they could replicate what happened they used a solution called ringers? Which has almost the exact same chemical makeup as blood. The only difference is that it doesn't have red blood cells and it's clear that clarity makes it easy to observe they put Dso in the mixture and added oxygen. The more they added the richer it became at higher levels. The cell phone became unstable when they reduced the temperature to ambient room level. They saw exactly what had happened. When the blood was drawn from Gloria pistols formed. It was the result they were looking for the grant and his team weren't able to turn the cellphone into sulfate. They did theorize how it could happen. They thought that if the unstable compound brought down at room temperature and the components separated they could then reformed to create the toxic dye. Methyl sulfate grant was thrilled with his findings. It wasn't perfect and it still needed to be pure reviewed but it was something and closer than anyone had come to a plausible explanation in November of nineteen ninety four. The preliminary study of grants findings was handed over to Riverside County. The team. Made it clear that this study needed to be peer reviewed and that maybe another group would be more successful in turning Di Methyl cell phone into Di Methyl sulfate but the county paid them. No mind they had been itching for an answer for nearly nine months. They published the preliminary results of the study before any further research could be conducted Lori is family was devastated months after the county stated that Gloria had died of natural causes once again story was changing and felt like Gloria was being scapegoated and blamed for something she had no control over. The Ramirez family stood by the fact that the hospital was still at fault. The unsupported findings were just a way of absolving themselves of the blade. The county had no shame. They didn't care as long as they were exonerated of any responsibility three years later in nineteen ninety seven. The study was peer reviewed and published while the support of the scientific community hasn't been unanimous. There has been a general consensus that it provided the most plausible explanation. Even if it's yet to be fully confirmed and that's what we find the most likely answer a lethal combination of D. Messo pure oxygen poisoned Gloria Ramirez and gas the medical professionals who tried to treat her in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. Riverside General Hospital closed and moved into a brand new building across town to some. It was an admission of guilt. They believe the county was burying their past misdeeds when the building was eventually raised all evidence went with it but while that old building no longer remains the memories forever linger and what really happened to Gloria Ramirez and the staff of medical professionals who treated her remains unanswered. Thanks for listening to medical mysteries. You can find all episodes of medical mysteries and all other are cast originals for Freon spotify. Not only to spotify already. Have all of your favorite music but now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy. All of your favorite podcast originals. Like medical mysteries for free from your phone. Desktop or smart speaker to stream medical mysteries on spotify. Just open the APP tap browse and type medical mysteries in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and instagram. At podcast and twitter at podcast network will see next time. Medical mysteries was created by Max Cutler. In his podcast studios original it is executive produced by next Cutler. Sound design by Brendan Hawkins With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden and Travis Clark. This episode of Medical Mysteries was written by Robert Tyler Walker with writing assistance by Maggie Admire and stars Molly Brandenburg and Richard. Rosner I listen. I can't speak highly enough about the new podcast. Original series supernatural with Ashley Flowers every Wednesday. Take a deep dive into the strange and surreal to find the truth behind some of the world's most bizarre true crime occurrences. I had a chance to listen to a couple of episodes and I absolutely loved it. 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The Value in Forgiving Yourself
"You are listening to the live. Love engage podcast. Today i'm going to be talking about the value of forgiving yourself. Stay tuned. I am gloria grace band. Founder of the love method and author of the number one amazon best-seller live love engage how to stop doubting yourself and start being yourself in this podcast. We share practical advice from a spiritual perspective on how to live fully. Love deeply and engage authentically so you can create a life and business with more impact influence and income. Welcome to live. Love engage nama stay. I am gloria grace rand and i am delighted to be with you on this monday and i am here again. With another addition alive edition of live love engage and today we're going to be talking about forgiveness and in particular forgiveness ourselves and This was brought home to me the subject. The inspiration for the subject came about last friday. When i had to practice some forgiveness of myself so i was scheduled to record interview for a podcast. Was going to be a guest on someone else's podcastone talking about public speaking. And i had a meeting with a with someone else. Ups johann looks. Like i got a little wonky internet connection to that anyway so. The interview was scheduled at four o'clock. And unfortunately what happened was that i was a even though even though the host of the podcast as great sent me reminders so knew about it headed headed. I'ma calendar i was on a call previous to that we got done with a call at four and for some reason. I thought that the interview wasn't until four thirty. So i went ahead and got through some makeup on. You know getting getting all up my light and ready for the interview came back sat down and saw in my email that because i was trying to find the link to connect to the to the interview that the interview has been canceled. And i'm like oh crap and it's like oh shoot. It was at four o'clock. It was a four o'clock and i think what had happened was i had was figuring that my previous phone call was only going to take half an hour and so i would have time. I would have a half an hour in between to get ready for the interview. So i just. That's what we're totally went through my head. So i was so mad at myself. If you ever experienced that. I was so mad at myself for breaking my commitment. You know i said i was going to show up. I have been an email contact with this person. And i said it was going to be there and then i'd show up late and as a podcast host myself. I've had that experience where guests dealer show up and his very frustrating. And i could certainly understand why he would do that after he would just cancel it. You know augusta's fifteen minutes later twenty minutes late whatever it was so anyway i frantically i got onto zoom and i sent him an email apologizing and and all of this and i didn't hear anything so i went finally got off zoom. I went to get a glass of water. And i was just really. Oh just was getting down on myself for this. And then i realized i'm like okay. Wait i can keep focusing on this. Or maybe i can reframe this idea and come about it from a different perspective. Because it's not gonna do me any good to continue to just beat up on myself for making a mistake. I'm human we make mistakes. Don't way we all make mistakes. And so i had to. I stopped myself and said okay. Let me think about this for minute. Maybe this just wasn't meant be. It just wasn't meant to be today for whatever reason. Maybe i'm not meant to be on the show. I don't know but you now just let it go. And or maybe the person will come back to me and we'll be able to reschedule but it wasn't doing me any good to just beat up on myself for being human and making a mistake all you can do when you make a mistake as you make amends. And that's what i did was. I sent him a couple emails. Just holiday ising so little time went by probably about an hour or so and a back up on my computer so i had to feed the dogs in the meantime and sure enough. There is an email from this A podcast host said. Oh no worries that happens. Things happen over time. Just go ahead and click on my schedule. Lincoln we'll get you back on schedule so that was a good lesson For me and i hope for you Listening or watching us today. Whether on facebook or on youtube that it doesn't do any good to continue to punish ourselves when we make mistakes because everybody makes mistakes and as long as you own up to the mistake and you to apologize then generally most people are gonna be okay with that and they're going to understand and they are going to accept your apology and mohajane and but but staying in this negative energy doesn't work and i think in particular why i heard back from him was the fact that i was able to reframe because frankly i think if i stayed in gloom and doom mood that we tend to we we attract what we put out i believe and so if i had stayed in that negative frame. It's very possible. That i would not have heard back from gentleman and i would have lost that opportunity but because i did step back. I took a brass and i said okay. Let's let's think about this a little bit less not be continue to beat myself up that it would be okay and and sure enough. He was very nice. And i was able to get the opportunity to refrain or to reschedule. Should say so. Why i love also was yesterday i one of the things i love to Read every day is. I subscribed to the daily word from unity and yesterday's daily weren't was perfect are because i'm gonna put the number one is the affirmation that it was the daily word was forgive and the affirmation That they put up is that they suggest to us. Is i extend forgiveness to myself. So i thought i would share this as well. Today is the share this with you because again It's such an important lesson. Remember so it says throughout my life. I have forgiven. Those who have hurt disappointed me in term. I have been grateful when others extended understanding and forgiveness to me even though i have learned to be with others i may still find it difficult to forgive myself for mistakes. I've made and disappointments. I have caused and commitments. I have broken today. I opened my heart and with love and compassion. I forgive myself. I remind myself that everyone makes mistakes and deserves understanding and forgiveness even me. I remember how the prodigal son's father received him with joy when he came home. This joy is mind when i let go of self condemnation and finally come home to myself may have a reading from that story about the prodigal son. Here it's from luke. Fifteen twenty ad says but while he was still far off. His father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran and put his arms around him and kissed him. So i i always love that. The universe those provide besides for me and so Took two days but it was perfect. Because i had already decided that i wanted to share this story on today's podcast and then to be able to men have that as well to have daily. Were be Talking about extending forgiving us to ourselves hog it was just divine order and That's the only thing. I would recommend for anyone listening today. Watching is to always remember that really. I do believe that everything happens in july order and when we can hold onto that and really understand that You know life happens not to us four us. it's it's a good way to go about life. you know. it's a good way to be able to move through and be able to have more happiness and joy and fulfillment in our lives. So before i leave you today. I would like to extend invitation. Invitation to you if you have ever had trouble with forgiving yourself maybe you struggled with You know beating yourself up and and you don't know how to be able to reframe it as quickly as i was able to do within a matter of minutes. I encourage you to schedule some time to talk with me. If you go to engage with gloria dot com. i am. I will actually. I'm gonna put this up here going to engage with gloria dot com and What you'll do is you will be able to schedule an appointment to speak with me and we'll have a conversation and see if See if there's a possibility whether or not even want to work with me or not but just to see if i can help you so I would love to be able to chat with you so again. Go to engage with gloria dot com for that and until next time as always i encourage you to go out and live fully leather deeply and engaged authentically. Did you know that a majority of entrepreneurs tend to discount the importance of their work and a good number feel. Their success is simply due to lock. I know from personal experience. That self-doubt can keep you from having the kind of life and business you desire. That's why i created a free guide called uniquely knew how to move from self doubt to self love in four simple steps to claim your free guide. Go to live. Love engage dot gift. that's live. Love engage dot g. I asked teeth.
"Support for wait wait don't tell me and the following message come from rocket mortgage by quicken loans with Iraq says dot ORG number thirty thirty put this bill clever on your face Bill Kurtis back in Chicago we have very fine show for you today live has to come back and explain it all again she's got a new book out it's all the number is one triple eight wait wait that's one eight hundred eight nine two four eight nine two four now let's welcome the what do you do that I am equine appearance specialist them look good Brayden tail court shows so I say letters with people I prefer the horses that's why I like to stand on the ladder all night and then I need before later for the Washington Post it's PJ O'Rourke making his debut on our bet you knew this but you're gonNA play bill this time Bill Curtis is going to perform for you three quotations let's do it then here is your I quote this is a sad to authorize what impeachment yes the impeachment inquiry way to say I take great pleasure impeaching president honestly if you're a Democrat and you can't derive oh lead by the majority finally trump supporters found a minority whose yeah I feel like to be balanced they should have gone up and been like we take great pleasure in this and we vote against so far had been happening down in the basement as if that's bad it's a secure although when he was occupying basement room last week Matt gets did keep shouting for his mom it's just the president will remember after the first whistle blower complaint for eight and he continues to say well it was perfect as you can read and the transcript it's the equivalent of break that and say it's not broken it's not broken my toddler the kid around my house is now allowing some users the option to do what don't do it to me well feet ahead I get through stuff the video and movies on their site at up to one point five times the normal speed so it's farewell up to one point five speed which on the one hand as a terrible insult to the careful to hear David McCullough narrated documentary while high on cocaine just be like well climate change is faster than I thought on the other hand you have time to watch the thing it's like oh we did I need a queer right here is your last quote okay you're a frigging oh they did they won their first world series it makes sense they were just so happy to be away from DC in their shortstop is Joe Biden it was in fact today Calvin Coolidge is dead now as pitcher's mound instead the president just attended the game and when he was the F. 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Brunch now get two meals justifying so times a year great whites get together with other great whites they've known for a while another feeding frenzy breaks out three or four times a year just makes me feel bad for the rest of the year they don't see that was what was so surprising because Pistons of more sharks that's where baby shark comes elves in bluff the listener game call triple eight way deflect we'll be back in a minute with more way we don't tell me is agents and know that your car in home or more than just big purchases they're a big part of your life there for you when you need them and with over nineteen thousand agents in neighborhoods across Tom Happy we nerds this week don't miss a special batch Kosta does to their audience listen in subscribed to short wave from NPR oh wait wait don't tell me NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Curtis we're playing you leaders Hegel thank you bill right now it's time oh you ride Colorado that happened to me one of the most beautiful places there is in Oh years active duty took two years off the nice to have you with US Lance you're going to play our game which you must read to tell truth from fiction bill what is Lance's topic the trick is other people often do it worse our panelists are going to tell you three stories let's hear from nicotine for Saad in October two thousand thirteen Chinese developer Tan wasn't murder murder sounds extreme but to be fair he probably wasn't he decided to hire a Hitman and he paid that hitman about two hundred eighty three thousand dollars subcontracted to a third hitman paying only thirty eight even less than this hit man went to a just like you might as well do the murder for free you know what I mean who's with me fellow assassins only then did someone call the police all five hit men were charged Ktar prison prison your next story of delegating irresponsibly comes from PJ O'Rourke well there was a the French Minister of trade who Kelsen prize detests the chef who's from Burgundy was deeply offended and turned the dinner over Sir Maitre d' his mistress owns a business called yeah misunderstood literally Berget and went to a exporters ended up with impossible whoppers and your last story of a delegator disappointed comes from Josh Gone Delman last week a optimus posted on facebook in protest he intended to tie the offending tooth to there was a timid pilot and didn't reach sufficient speed to yank the tooth out consequently still tethered by string to the buoy treaded water for three hours until a member of the Coast Guard Trust my unreasonable dentist all right here your choices hitman and total of five hit men get hired but no one got murdered from PJ O'Rourke Joschka Lemon the simple story of how a man's to extraction failed when he delegated go with Chinese subcontractors that's negate story about we completely failed hit in China in the murder subcontractors that was Natalie O'Neill so you've got it right story that was beginning to point for her in two years ago Gloria Steinem helped found the feminist movement she famously went undercover to lynam welcome to wait wait don't tell me movement did someone like ask you to do it did you know and I don't think I am the leading intellectual by being a journalist writing about the movement and there were various hello enthusiasms about movement truly were from being on the road so rooted out in your particular journey yes they do and I'm so glad they just can't believe what was worse are mad as hell because it's not better now I'm just imagining you like with younger women Yes yes yes and we have our own credit rating our own credit cards or address how far we've come and therefore to give everybody faith that we can go even who was my favorite comic book character when I was growing up including for wonder woman she had become kind of like a car hop so we to bring wonder woman back with all her powers intact and so many people as you begin to see her and I remember getting a call from one of the chief Oh that makes people tell the truth she has a African American Amazon well not exactly the TV show but she did indeed at least half her powers back I'm yeah no that's not what it was one of the things we're saying you mean if a woman needs a man like a fish needs as a woman in Australia who had said it when she was a student written on the wall thrown in the Yes later in life did anybody throw that back in your face oh I guess you needed a bicycle something David Gale and I and we wanted to be together and so we were on our way anyway johnny so who could resist that I couldn't although name if they asked nicely she would explain that it was ah one last thing which is hang on a chest of drawers in my apartment confessed that I don't wear no I never have actually I confess their make there may come a time we're calling Steinem meet stunned men your last name read it on the Internet we're GONNA ask you three questions about remarkable bartenders. Lillian is in big trouble because I don't really drink that much but I'll try what a DMV employees and it takes an eternity to get a drink undertaker's because I just can't imagine the other two I think you're right you're very sensible person to sign or their signature cocktail was stolen was at a their maple syrup stuffed olives I'll have to go with number one because I can't quite go with the other two this to- is please return or you have one last question if you get this right you win artist bankruptcy or see she is the only resident of the five years old she is the only resident of knowing it is the smallest town in America and she ask Bill how Gloria Steinem do glory I got two out of three free but I it will piss you off in it is available now Gloria Steinem thank appealed the power girl you WanNa take back we put a ring on it in our listener limerick challenge one triple eight wait wait to join us on the get more every day more yum for your favorite fall recipes more style for Cozy layered Y SI target dot com slash red card for details how will you remember camp listen twice a week on all songs considered from NPR. 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God Rejoices to Do You Good
"March four god rejoices. To do you good. I will make with them. In everlasting covenant that i will not turn away from doing good to them. I will rejoice in doing them. Good jeremiah. Thirty to forty through forty one. This is one of those promises of god that i come back to again and again when i get discouraged can you think of any fact more encouraging than that god rejoices to do you. Good not just does you. Good not just is committed to doing you. Good gloria says that is but that he rejoices to do you cut. I will rejoice in doing them. Good he doesn't begrudgingly fulfill the promise of ruins eight to to work everything together for our good. It is his joy to do you good and not just sometimes always. I will not turn away from doing good to them. There are no lapses in his commitment or in his joy in doing good to his children to those who trust that should make us so glad but sometimes it is hard to began. Our situation is so hard to bear that we just can't muster any joy when that happens to me tried to imitate abraham in hope he believed against hope romans four eighteen in other words. You look. you're hopeless situation in the face and say you are not as strong as god. He can do the impossible. And i know he loves to do it. For those who trust him so hopelessness you will not have the last. Say i trust god. God has always been faithful to guard that little spark faith for me and eventually not always right away. Fan it in to a flame of happiness and full confidence and jeremiah. Thirty to forty one is a great part of that joy. Oh how glad i am that. What makes the heart of almighty god happy include. Doing good for you and me. I will rejoice in doing them good.
1898: Best of Series: Gloria Flora: The Cutting Edge of Higher Purpose
"Him To. The Conscious Muneer Show Episode Number Eighteen Ninety Eight The Best of series this is Gloria Flora on today's show. I'll share my perspective on the cutting edge of higher purpose. Welcome to conscious millionaire the number one show for conscious entrepreneurs and CEOS on a mission to build a highly profitable business that makes a positive impact on Egypt's discover how to make big money, create a bigger impact and live a figure life. You're listening to the conscious meaner network her by over twelve million listeners in one hundred and ninety countries. Now join your host, Jay trump third, the conscious millionaire mentor master NLP coach, Speaker and author of the number one international bestseller conscious millionaire grow your business by making a difference. Hi, this is J. I've got a very special announcement. Today of got a bonus interview with you. Yes. It's a mystery guess you have to stay tune. It's right of the individual interview. So stay tuned and listened to both interviews today. This is JV, and if you're listening to the conscious millionaire's show I believe it's because you want to achieve financial freedom by making a big difference. That's why I've created a new audio for you. It's the born to make millions empowerment audio and it's free to you today as my listener. Get your born to make millions audio right now, go to conscious millionaire dot com ford slash make millions again go to conscious millionaire dot com ford slash make millions alot. This is your host jv chrome the third I am super excited I have a longtime friend fact we were talking before the show we've been friends for over fifteen years she's an expert in sustainability and we're going to be discussing her perspective on the cutting edge of higher purpose. Now help me welcome are featured guest she directs sustainable obtainable solutions nonprofit ensuring the sustainability of public lands which she founded after twenty three years in the US force leadership role. She's also an expert consultant speaker and educator on climate change action, environmental issues, bio, Char, collaboration, and permaculture. Help me welcome Gloria Floor Gloria. Thank you so much for joining us. My pleasure thanks for the invitation. Well, I knew that your your joke which I'm going to steal from you as there are lot of plants named after you because of your last name floor but you actually do have a plant named after you is that correct? Actually. It's a toad. So there's Gloria Flora towed. Folks I just had to bring that up because most most of us don't have toads, flowers or trees or animals that are named after us. You know I wanNA start off with because you are so focused on the environment and and yet you also focused on entrepreneurship and how those of us who were in business can do things to help the environment and grow businesses that actually solve problems that are environmental in nature. So why are environmental issues? So important, why did why should they matter for entrepreneurs? They matter because he lives defend depend on the quality of the environment. We bring there we drink water. We eat food that's grown in the environment, and if we're not healthy as a result of the air water or things that we ingest, and we're not going to be working at our P., and we're going to be surrounded by people in our families or circle of friends who are likewise unhealthy not feeling well, not operating therapy and peak performance what it's all about. I love that answer as a guy who's since I had heart attack last year have been much more focused on health and working out and clean eating. So I'm curious. Because there is a relationship. What's the opportunity for entrepreneurs in relationship to the environment and actually? Creating and building companies that are going to solve problems. So we're what is the real opportunity because a lot of times you know we think of it but it it seems theoretical and I'm thinking on a practical level. How does an an entrepreneur get involved in doing something that's actually going to make money and have an impact? Well. There's two approaches you can take one as reactive approach and and that's not a bad approach but that's that's not optimum because what we're saying is the problem already exists we have an issue water is polluted our our our In our food has too many toxins in it that are getting into our systems. So we can do things and create businesses around cleaning the environment or renewable energy, but there's also the proactive and the proactive approach would be looking at hell. Can we make our environment even better than about is how can we upgrade the quality of our food of food is an excellent example nutritive value of food that's grown in industrial agricultural settings is about thirty percent less nutritious and food that's organically grown or grown more locally, and with a focus by the small farmer is improving their soil as well as producing quality food. So there's there's really an endless amount of opportunity out there ridiculous people become more aware and more concerned about both their health and what are what kind of a world are we leaving for our children? Why would I want to go in a direction that we typically don't but it's only because it just doesn't come up how does spirituality relate to both the environment an to entrepreneurship, and it's it's kind of a double. Question, but I think there is a relationship here. Well, there really is because. Taking care of the environment being a steward of our environment. Is really a immoral calling. It's higher moral purpose so if you're looking at. Protecting the environment or do things to improve the environment you're actually doing things that resonate with the heart. So let's let's talk about resonating with heart because it conscious mooner were. We're always talking about building building a business that that connects to an inner purpose some some higher purpose that you have as an individual and that you bring this into your business and there's an impact you wanna make, and all of that actually starts with you and then you go out and you do your market analysis and find out will which market can you best make that difference four and which of those markets want a product that would be that difference that you're making, which is a solution and would pay you for it in eagerly pay for it, and so you build a business that way. How does that relate to the heart in terms of our journeys as individuals an entrepreneur's? Well There's three levels of and. There's our brain, which is a very functional servant. There is our heart which is more of our. Our. Intuitive side and then there's also our gut and I'm not making this up. These are scientifically proven that we really do have three different types of intelligence. Think. Einstein's stay. Up really well, he has he has said the intuitive is a sacred gift and the rational mind a faithful servant. We've created a society that honors the Servant and forgets the gift so. When we look inside ourselves to see. What is our higher purpose? Why are we here? What is it that we have come here to do that? What's going to give us the answer on how to create a business at resonates with us? Comes from a place of passion of concern of love and is really going to make us feel like better people and when we feel like we're a better person, we can help others become a better person. But there's a rising of consciousness around the planet and I talk about it frequently. I think it has a lot to do with. We're going ahead and what I've predicted is the next gold rush, which is going to bring together technology consciousness and entrepreneurship. From that perspective I'm curious just to to talk about how consciousness and the rising up of consciousness to higher consciousness. You know we're GONNA have Kifah on the show and I was talking to him. I said, you really exist because of the. Increase in consciousness the. People are concerned that a mother whose three thousand miles away who they're never gonNA meet has an ability to send her children to school and buy them close and have food for them. So. That's a rising of consciousness. How does that affect decisions that we make as entrepreneurs as business owners both in creating business but actually, I'm thinking also about how we run our business, how we think about our stakeholders how? We develop. Our team. Well I'm glad you brought that up about our stakeholders in our team because. A business owner and entrepreneur needs to set the tone for their business and what they expect not only from their employees but from the people that their stakeholders as well as the people they serve. And if you don't start a town that's based on honesty integrity and ethical behavior good luck because otherwise you're going to face all kinds of obstacles, the crop up when people act in opposition to those qualities. So, what I, what I heard is that you need to be grounded in who you are. And then bring that grounded nece in into your work as an entrepreneur into your team. You do absolutely and it. In it's not it's not special. Behaviors, it's. It's really basic human kindness. It's compassion. It's loosening well so that you really understand. The your customers or employees interest not just their positions or their their. Their declared belief. But really how they act while they perform because that tells you what their true beliefs are. So, let's talk about beliefs. What are some of the beliefs that you found really support. both the environment and entrepreneurship, and bringing the two together what what types of beliefs will empower people to move forward. I think when we come from a position of. Loving ourselves. Trusting ourselves. And wanting to be the best person we can be. I think that formulates a really strong foundation and it really doesn't matter whether you You pray or meditate or you commune whatever you. WanNa call it with whatever entity or Belief System or Religion spirituality whatever it is, there's just that need to connect to yourself. And to recognize that you are a part of something much much bigger and there are a lot of other souls out there who are trying for the same thing trying to be a better person trying to help others trying to live a life of love and compassion forgiveness and so if you are sending out that kind of energy, you're going to attract those kinds of people to you and they're going to be your best customers. Why I really like that because one of the things that I've been noticing lately as a as I continue to evolve and also evolved who I'm working with on a private level is. The more clear I become about how it is that I want to uplift them how I want to help them create that big. Wow. Make their big impact and who seems to be ideal for me to work with to do that WHO I get my best results with therefore that's who I should attract. What's, interesting is that, that clarity. And that belief in need I'm on the planet to help entrepreneurs who truly want to make a big impact with your life. They WANNA play bigger than they are right now wherever they are I mean. So it doesn't matter where they're at in terms of that desire but do do they have a desire to play bigger? Have they had some success but now they want to have more but there's almost an insatiable desire to have success, but it isn't as much ego driven as it is I really WanNa make a big impact I don't WanNa leave the planet and feel like I didn't do my part that didn't make my mark that I didn't help other people in the way that I'm here I. Hear that over and over again and those are the people I'm attracted to me but and they want to build a their business. So it's more financially successful they wanna it's the conscious millionaire part and there's a set of beliefs there that they're on the planet to do this. And that that they're supposed to be doing this and it's it's almost like they're in a way whether they use the word or not calling Sir reason for being. Yes. And I think that's what you're what you're talking about with heart based as well. Absolutely, you said it. So well I'm I'm. I don't think there's a question there. I'm just going to apply the statement it is hard based. Are. Hard centered later. Entered work. I'll turn it over to you and I'll let you ask the question what what is the question that? I haven't asked that you think should have been asked before we go to break and go onto the next part of the show. Well. I'd like to go back to your original question about why the environment is important and one things that I like to do when giving speeches to ask people in the audience to raise their hand if they know exactly and precisely where their water comes from, you get about fifty percent of people raising their hand maybe if you're in a rural area in particular. Do now exactly and precisely where your food comes from where your medicine comes from where your clothing comes from where you're building materials come from. If you don't know how to answer those questions, how do you know that those vital life supports are being handled entreated sustainably honey? No they're gonNA be there tomorrow or next year or for your children. We have aggregated our responsibility to pay attention to the things that support. I think those are great questions and and and like you I'm going to now say, I think you've said what needs to be said about those because I think asking those questions are really important because I found myself thinking that living in the middle of a three million person city actually don't know exactly where all the water comes from I. Knew it comes from reservoirs but but it would be I think interesting to know exactly how it got into my sink. until I, think you bring up a really important questions. We're here with Gloria floor we've we've been covering a variety of topics related to spirituality environment entrepreneurship. Building companies from the heart and doing something that matters with your life, and we'll be right back with the twenty four hour challenge. JV and I'm here with name on, he's the founder and CEO of breakthrough coaching, training and consulting. In Myanmar, Asia and you've completed the live small group program that I do directly with working with me in the business accelerator formula. What was the big impact that this program had on you and your business? Yes. Since we hit by Govinda in Bennett and it is very difficult for us to survive drive up. After joining is necessarily formula. I have clarity and I also have the ninety day planned. I also have confidence do implement the plan. Thank you very much for being is amazing a group session. and. If you'd like to learn more about the business accelerator formula, I'd love to have you our program. If you're a five figure early six-figure service business coach and you really WanNa double your impact and double your profits. That's what this program is. About go learn more at conscious millionaire dot com Ford slash business accelerator that's conscious billionaire dot com Ford slash business accelerator. Welcome back I'm with Gloria Flora who is a sustainability expert and it's time for the twenty four hour challenge. I got I gotTA warn you. Children. Put Your hands over your ears. Maybe a joking. But when you hear it, she's GonNa. Ask you to do something that. I would be curious and I would love to hear from you. You just go to conscious millionaire's show dot com you can send me an e mail or voicemail and I'd love to know if you did this because it's actually quite a challenge which which you twenty, four hour challenge Gloria well, it may seem a little gross. And perhaps unsanitary but I think that it has an important purpose and that is I. would challenge you to get a large basket or bowl and and place it in on your dining room table you can line it with a with a a used plastic bag, a recycled plastic place and for twenty four hours I want you to put every bit of waste that you generate end that. And that can be if you get A. Cup of coffee I want your stir your Coffee Cup everything that you would otherwise not recycle. You can get a by if you're going to recycle some material but food scraps everything just in twenty four hour. Or just look at the amount of waste that you generate and then ask yourself is this really sustainable is this what I want my legacy to be for tons of garbage that I could have either recycled or reused or not bought in the first place. So in if it's too. Uncomfortable to put that on your dining room table where you will not see it than at least how a separate. Bag or box that you collect your waist for one day and bring home whatever it is at the office or anything else that you generated all has to go in one basket. And that ask yourself this. Okay. I think I think it's a great challenge and I I admit that it's a that it's a big one but I'm going to do it. I'M GONNA, ask you to do it and let's learn together because that awareness is how we can make new decisions. I want to reach out to you personally thank you for being our guest here our listener. We, love to hear from you. Again, you can go to conscious millionaire's show dot com, send me an e mail or voicemail and I want to particularly thank our friends and fans and Colville and spokane. Washington. And now it's time for the conscious millionaire questions when it start off with what are three secrets that you've learned that would help other entrepreneurs, grow their businesses, reach their first million and and make a big difference. Well. I've already talked about a couple of them one as a how they have a personal foundation of integrity. That includes honesty and ethical behavior. recognize your three levels of intelligence and use them. Don't just rely on your brain listen to your heart. Listen to your gut. And then stop being part of the problem. Now. Look at the results of your twenty four hour challenge. Is, that part of the problem. itself now start making some changes. Some curious I know you're a great reader and what is a book that you'd recommend for entrepreneurs? Well besides yours which I love I would sit jess You're welcome. Tapping into ultimate success by Jack Canfield and Pamela Burner I like tapping emotional freedom technique. I think it's a a really good self help to and I really like how they approached the the question of ultimate success includes wealth, but it is also looking at. Other obstacles might be slowing you down in your your advancement and finding joy. But you know in my conscious millionaire grow your business by making a difference I, focus on what I call the new path to your first million and it's not I focusing on the money. It's first focusing on the impact and what's that impact that one impact you're going to become known for and how turn that impact that you make for your clients and your customers into the prophets that you get in return? What's the positive impact? Because you do a lot of consulting you you do various kinds of work that you're always wanting to make with your customers and clients. I want them to remember their relationship with their landscapes. If they can if I can walk away from a discussion and have people go and all. I see I get it or you know or or. Watch them make changes in the landscape around them either by. Either a group effort or individual effort but just. Do something that improves the environment than I think I've been successful. were. You may be saying you know I like all the deeper aspects glorious talking about and I really want to be able to reach out tour. What's the best way for people to connect with you? I'm on link Dan and I A, my email is pretty straightforward. And that seems to be the best way to connect. We'll have all the ways that you can get a hold of Gloria Flora at conscious millionaire show dot com. To scroll down you'll see the title of today's show the cutting edge of higher purpose and here's her email. It's G for Gloria Flora F. L. O. R. A. AT S. Hyphen O Hyphen. Solutions Dot. Org. And again, we'll have all the ways including social media that you can get hold of Gloria floor at conscious. Millionaire show dot com on the show notes. Now you're always wanting to expand and you're always moving forward and doing new things and looking at how you can impact the world in a bigger way. What's the next summit you want to climb and what might be a challenge or an obstacle you've got to overcome in order to reach it. I'm glad you asked one of the projects that I'm involved in right now is called the seed movement and the seed is a film it's. Both are pending. And it's all about finding your higher self. Connecting to whatever entities and people that make you feel better and make you a better person. And one of the exciting things about the seed is that from the proceeds that we expect from the book and the film, we're going to start the one corporation. It's transparent corporation which will be built on a very interesting set of principles unlike most. Corporate. Principles that are out there now and the purpose will be to improve humanity's situation address poverty, and also my role is helping to ensure that globally we plant five billion trays in the next ten years. I Love I love that and folks I knew about the seed but I didn't know about the one corporation, and so I'm looking forward to hearing a lot more about the differences in the belief systems and transparency and how it's going to be set up I. WanNa. Thank you for showing up in his I say, there's no accidents. We we covered some territory here today with Gloria floor and that was my intention because Gloria and I've known each other long time and whenever we get together to chat, it's always on the deeper levels. The deeper levels in the higher levels of consciousness. So It's been a lot of fun for me and I hope that it was enlightening and insightful for you as well. I look forward to connecting with you. The next conscious millionaire would love to hear from you just go to conscious millionaire show dot com Simeon e mail, or voicemail, and Gloria. It's it's just. Just fun to be with you. Thanks so much for being here. JV I feel same always wonderful to talk with you and and see where you're going next. Hi. This is tribute from the third and I have another amazing guests with me today name when on from men? NAAR. In Asia now he's the founder and CEO of breakthrough coaching training and consulting and Manar. He has one point two million followers on facebook and coaching certifications and trainings from people like Jack Canfield John, Maxwell Less Brown and Marshall Goldsmith Yen. Thank you so much for joining me today. You know we've been getting to know each other because you took the business accelerator formula. It's a six week live small group training with me. I'd like to talk first about Your Business and you've got breakthrough coaching training and consulting what led up to you starting Your Business in two thousand sixteen. I started my business in Dublin sustained and before that, I was in an addict Greta in one of the most biggest restaurant chain. So I joined a restaurant chain in two thousand seventeen, and at the time the only seven restaurants and and I left them into those insisting advertise thirty seven restaurants. So one I joined with them I, I was a so I I was one of the. Members who lead the restaurant. James Phone seven restaurant do w southbound restaurants within mine years. So I have got many experience in business leadership. Strategic Planning System is in the business and human resources even though I also had generally delete over one thousand employees including the many years. So and do fifteen I'm looking for the new business opportunity and again own hundred percents, and then I realized that even though they ask soulmate trainers and business loans. And local sonoma yet. So if I just to begin the Gauche I become the coach. So I ended as Sava which Jim training programs, new linguistic programming training programs and I liked it plus formation of mine also. So then I decided to phone my business. So that is this story. So that's a fascinating story and you got such a strong background young because you helped lead this restaurant chain from seven restaurants to thirty seven restaurants from two thousand, seven to two, thousand sixteen. So who is it that you helping Your Business and why do you love working with them? my main. Mainly business owners with making. Dandelion. US. Dollar to fifty dollars. US dollar profit. So they want to begin by the leader while to increase essays. Prophet, and to system is a business instead of being stuck in the business. So we also doing a the Bishop Draining One on One business coaching and see you must sessions for our but defend clients. So I'm happy to see the transformation of my buddies, events and giants. So. That's that's really fascinating. So ten to fifty thousand Prophet, among that's the people who come into your programs in your coaching and. Maximize not just their income, but also they're influencing their impact. So you're helping them make a difference also become well known. You know I wanNA talk about the business accelerator. Why did you join in? What was it like for you being in that group? Why was that? So powerful for you? Yet and you know. N. B., are the same. With the NFL bieber grown, you'll linguistic programming. So I, I like your focus and I listened Salvia Boca's and I respect you. So I decided to join your this century from that. I joined a SEVERNA. A lifeline sessions even our our dime zone. Defend, but I joined I tried to join my best to your life sessions and had an. Lanham I like how you Gauche eastbound how you? Of Such. And I also have a chance to SCO events stories of the disadvantage. That's really great. I really have to compliment you Ning. Right. Now, I have a private client, who's North Korea, and we have to coordinate everything because he's thirteen hours different juror actually twelve and a half hours difference than we started it at three pm mountain and there you were at three thirty in the morning getting up to join us and so I just applaud you that you know you would determine you wanted to move your business ahead and you had been really impacted over about six months of the pandemic had really hurt your business. How much were you able to recover just working in the six weeks business accelerator formula. Program Bet mealy have. Again recover I think one. One Dog, my business or the percents of my business regarding what is smitty have voted to meet. In your in during three months. When our private chat she told me something you said, we could discuss that. You realize that here you were. Successful business. Guy Who wanted to go to the next level but that you didn't have a budget. So you were spending money and all kinds of ways and when you went through the business accelerator and we started talking about your relationship with money, which we do in the first couple of weeks you went. Wow. My relationship with money needs some changes. What did you change in? How did that impact you and your? Business. As I, like to invest in. Lawman I'm so many training programs bought the books I vote the CDs I on rents sonic programs. Of Democrat expensive and and what I realized A. Negative bed. Habits. Strenuous agenda that I'm not very good in managing the money so. I should I should say the budget and follow the budget. So that is what I land from from your session. So so I, know I said the budget I strictly follow. The jetsons it is helpful yet. So yeah, I think that's incredible. 'cause we do a whole session. In the business accelerator and really dissect your relationship with money and I think everybody got powerful insights. It made a huge who changes. So then why would you recommend the business accelerator formula? It's a small group and intensive where I train everybody. Personally. So that, you get a lot of one on one attention. Why would you recommend that to entrepreneurs and coaches? During this such, you give us some hypnosis shop audio. So I am familiar hypnosis, but a or the ones you give as a by Shaw and A. Nephew change our mind especially in this difficult time and bing is the way you helped us through defined duck bucket including the offer and the browser that process it's quite clear and easy to follow easy to understand and easy to quit off. Really. Nice. And you know especially in this crisis Bedia of our mind is focusing on the. Instead of. Looking for the solution so Even. I. Am Doing Business Goes, but the I still coach having a Bush is great game clarity and confidence and Marla again, review my business. Jewish. And why again with you grew and Heaven Abrazos that that can help me look by this has. Set the priorities of the wish I will date. Of debts all had me look over my business that is what I believe you. Well I really appreciate you joining us today for taking your time and thank you for being in the business accelerator. You'd like to learn more about the business accelerator formula program. It's a six week program I teach all the sessions myself. Personally it is just incredibly robust program that covers three areas, your mindset, and how to shift your relationship with money because let's be serious if you want to upgrade your business, you kind of upgrade yourself. You know if you're at fifty or one, hundred, thousand or two, hundred thousand right now and you WanNa, get to say a half million or a million. You've got to change your relationship with money. Then we take a look at an deep dive into your business model, the strategy part of the session so that you can really get it and precise everybody who's taking the business accelerators, powerful changes in their business model and their offer, and then we look at your productivity how to triple your productivity every day. And develop a ninety day success plan so that every week you know specifically what you're going to be focused on. So to learn more about that, go to conscious no inert dot com forward slash business accelerator. That's conscious millionaire dot com Ford slash business accelerator. I look forward to you joining us I'd love you to be in the next business accelerator formula program. Listen to conscious million immediate podcast radio network the hosts, producers of the show distributors and broadcast media make no claims that the tragedies and information discussing show results in providence resulted in losses. 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