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Recovering Food Addict Colleen Y. Shares the Ups and Downs of Her Journey
"On the podcast, our guest is a recovered food addict, Colleen Y. Welcome Colleen. Colleen Y. Thank you. It's a pleasure to be here. Susan Branscombe Yeah, it's great. I heard about your story. I've read about your story and I'm looking forward to sharing it with our listeners. We're going to talk about your story and how you found recovery from food addiction. I understand you became abstinent at 55 years old in 2018 when you joined a 12 -step food recovery program. Talk about that and what brought you into recovery. Colleen Y. Yes, it was late getting into. I had never heard of any 12 -step recovery programs. I had never heard about food addiction. I was just a person who thought I had a moral issue that I needed to diet, that I didn't have willpower, that that was the only way that I could overcome the excess weight. I was getting up there. I was 250. I was up to 300 pounds when I finally went into the rooms. So up until that point, I just thought that I just had no willpower. But it got to the point where all I could do was think about the food. I could not function unless I was thinking about food. So that's what brought me into the rooms. Talk about you got into recovery when you realized that you needed help in this way. And then you relapsed after two months. What happened there? Well, actually, it was after five years. I was in the program for five years. So for the first two years following the program, I was good. I followed it. I lost weight. I was working the steps in the program. But then I thought I didn't need it anymore, that I knew what I was doing and slowly started deviating from the program to the point where I left it and just started doing diets again and the weight started creeping back on. But I was still not eating the sugar flower wheat. So that's what I considered as still being abstinent. But the weight came on. I was still eating high fat. And then finally, after five years, I just couldn't white knuckle the diets anymore. And I relapsed. And in that two months that I relapsed, I gained over 25 pounds and really came to believe that I had a serious problem with food addiction. I just could not function at all over that two months. And I just did not want to live anymore. I just did not want to wake up in the morning. It was a brutal experience for two months. For critical level food addicts, some of us can get suicidal, where we just can't see a way out and that we're always going to suffer from this and food controls our lives. Yeah, I prayed every night that I wouldn't wake up in the morning. And that was the thing. And then I'd be so devastated that I had another day in this disease and that somehow I had to function. So talk about this history then. You got into recovery, five years, doing well, lost weight. Then you relapsed. Tell me about the weight that went off and came back on. You said you gained 25 pounds. You got up to 300, but were you close to maintenance weight during that five years? I had never been a normal weight my entire life, never. So I got close. I had lost, by this point I started at 300, so I was probably down to 170, which was just absolutely new territory for me. Then I gained some weight back, but then I knew I could not get abstinent on my own. It didn't matter what I did, I could not keep it. So I tried to go to Renasant and Renasant was running an outpatient program and I signed up for that. And then just before they were going to run it, they contacted me and said that they weren't prepared to run it anymore. And I was devastated. I ended up getting in touch with Dr. Vera Tarmon, who is a director at Renasant, and she told me about, in fact, was going to run their intensive for their students. And Esther usually does it in Iceland, but this time she was actually doing it in Ontario where I'm from. So it's like three hours away from me, I had this opportunity. So I jumped at it and I went and did that intensive where Esther Helga had Amanda from Shift come in and run the intensive. And it was mind -altering. It changed everything about the way that I looked at food addiction, totally, totally opened my eyes.
Ann Carden Describes How a $15 Box Started a Thriving Business
"Was this business that started it all? Well, it's probably not anything anyone expect would expect. But there was a little store in town. The craft industry was exploding across the country. This was like in nineteen ninety one and the craft industry was exploding. And I had a box of stuff. I had always been kind of crafty and creative. And I used to use it like when my son was born, I fixed up his nursery and I did cute little things for his nursery. And I was just always very creative like that. And it was a good stress reliever for me. So I loved being that doing those things. And I had this box of stuff. It was probably worth fifteen dollars. And I thought, I wonder if I can make some of this stuff. And there's a little store in town. And I know that she does consignment. You can put things in there. And if she sells them, you you get a she'll take a percentage, but you get the money. So I put together some little crafty things and called her and asked if she would put them in her store. And she said, sure, bring them in. I went in and took him in and she looked at him and she said, I'm not sure these are going to sell, but I will put them in. So after two weeks, nothing sold. So I went back in and I said, tell me what's selling. And she said, these rabbit dolls, these crafty rabbit dolls that people used for decorations. And I thought, oh, my gosh, a rabbit doll. She said, I can't keep them on the shelves. And they were beautiful. They were very pretty. And I thought, I have no idea how to make a rabbit doll. So I went looked at a lot of patterns and just got ideas from all these different places. And I borrowed my mom's sewing machine and I set out to make my own rabbit doll. I made a couple of them, took them into her store and she said, oh, my gosh, these are going to these are going to blow off the shelves. And they did. So long story short, that turned into a global business that I did for seven years. I was able to employ a lot of other moms, which was awesome, because now I got to help out a lot of other families. So they were doing doll parts and sewing dresses and doing all of these things. I did more than rabbits as time went on. But there was a Noah's Ark fabric that came out during that time. And I got the idea I could do a Noah's Ark line. I could do lions and giraffes. And and so I created all my own designs. And before long, they were all numbered and signed. And I had people waiting for the collection. And I remember shipping. I remember the day I got an order from Iceland. It was just it was so cool. They ended up on the cover of an international craft magazine, which they were selected. I couldn't buy the cover. So it turned out to be a really incredible business. And I had stores. I was in stores. They weren't my own stores, but I had space in stores all across the country. Many, many locate many states. And yeah, I was running a manufacturing company out of my home to make a long story short. Unbelievable, unbelievable. And I get it because I remember very my mom started her own business making. Do you remember those big thick blankets that had the pictures all over them with like the fringes? So she made jackets out of those. Oh, yeah. She just needed a little bit more for my age. Yeah. And my aunt at the time was making kilties like for like golf shoes. And so I just I but I love it because you took it to another level and I love it's beautiful that it got to, you know, help employ others. But like, man, what a rush for it to just explode the way that it did. And then you I mean, you've had you've built seven successful businesses. Yes. So I have a media company and then I have my coaching and consulting business. Yes. So yeah, but you know, the thing is, it's so it's so funny, you know, when you're in it, you're just doing the thing, right? You're just trying to make it grow and you're just doing the thing. And and I was just doing what I knew to do. It's like I was putting one step in front of the other. And OK, this is taking off. I'm making more money. How can I do more? And that was just really how I did things. So it wasn't like I now I teach people have a plan, have a strategy. I didn't have that. I just I'm going to do this and I'm going to see the drive. Yeah. But, you know, the interesting thing is and again, that was over 30 something years ago, I was making a six figure income, not revenue, but a six figure income. I mean, it literally it changed our lives.
A highlight from Not a Woman
"Dennis Prager here. Thanks for listening to the daily Dennis Prager podcast to hear the entire three hours of my radio show Commercial free every single day become a member of Prager Topia You'll also get access to 15 years worth of archives as well as the daily show prep subscribe at Prager topia Dot -com Hello everybody Dennis Prager here Well everybody who is who comments on Matters in modern life or contemporary life I'm sure everyone every talk show host Not all columnists by any means but certainly talk show hosts and many podcasters have commented on Miss Netherlands Entering the what is it Miss Universe? Is it the Miss Universe competition? So Netherlands, which is run by a Very strange woke world of Officials has named a man who looks like a woman As Miss Netherlands The the real trick is to watch the faces of the real women He's not really a woman my friends and I don't say this to hurt him or her. I say this to preserve truth as as Most important of our values. This is not a woman who won Miss Netherlands. It is a man who looks like a woman Do you realize? This this I have not heard commented on do you realize that? The authorities who choose Miss Netherlands Have stated that they have given their highest accolade to a man who presumably Castrated himself or had himself castrated Do you understand? What what what sickness the West has descended into? We honor you for surgically removing your penis and testicles your scrotum and Creating artificial breasts We Honor you with the title of Miss Netherlands and we're all supposed to cheer and the sick world of the left It's it is evil, but it is also sick Thinks that you're a hater If you say that this is really a man who looks like a woman But that's exactly correct Now let me make something clear if this person We're dressed in a dress and looks the way this person looks and Were my waitress or my server. I Would I would not say see what's your sex? I Would just say ma 'am. Can I have more napkins, please? I Like every one of you address people By the way, they look a person looks female. I will say ma 'am Looks male. I will say sir. I don't know. I'll say excuse me And that has happened on occasion. It's rare. It has happened. My wife and I were served in Dress But it was so obviously a man that All I could do really was feel sorry for him And I did I felt sorry for him What what are we supposed to do what are we supposed to say a real Woman one Miss Netherlands. What is it? We are what lie are we supposed to engage in? Let us say Miss Netherlands, I guess could not be non -binary because I Assume that would be an interesting question. What if Miss Netherlands? Had said I'm non -binary and competed for Miss Netherlands But I guess you can't because you have to affirm in some way that you're a female. I I assume I don't know It's a worthy question I Think of young people and the confusion that the left has thrown them into What is the percentage of Brown University students who say that they are LGBTQ or IRA? 40 or 45 40 What I would like to know is what percentage of the 40 % are female Because it is it is definitely affected more females than males a Brown University all of my life has been associated with idiocy When in the 1970s, I don't remember this exactly but we could easily look it up in the 1970s Brown University, I recall doing something like this storing Storing in Provisions case of nuclear attack. Do you remember that at all? No You you're probably not following the news in the 70s. I'm not kidding. Oh you were so take a look Brown University 1970s Provisions for nuclear attack. That's that's what I would put it It Is always been associated with far -out ideas Where is it in Providence? Is that where Brown is Rhode Island is a strange state. It's it's tiny and weird It is Relentlessly left -wing And so it is my dear friends Miss Netherlands Is a man The fact that Miss Netherlands doesn't look like a man Doesn't change anything It's so interesting that We have not allowed the same exact imprecision you are what you feel to race I Don't understand the difference Since race is far more subjective Than sex sex is objective your chromosomes your brain Not to mention your genitalia Yet nobody can nobody can claim they tried and They were excoriated, but I don't understand why if a person says I feel that I am black Who are you to say you're not Mere skin color will determine whether you're black There's any biracial That is black father or mother or a black parent and white parent to be make it easier Do any individuals From such a union say they're white Barack Obama is a perfect example He said that he's black, but he's as much white as he is black But I would like to note is there anybody who is biracial who says I'm white Do you know of anyone do you are you familiar So here's a very interesting thing if it is if the America is so racist Why if you had a choice? Would you identify as black? Why would you identify in a way that would render you? persecuted Wouldn't you do everything possible The Jews under the Nazis seek to be to identify as Jews didn't they do everything possible? Once the anti -semitism kicked in in its ferocious genocidal phase Wouldn't they did they did whatever they could they would they would get fake baptismal of certificates from Christians who would Try to help them It's It doesn't make sense. It doesn't make sense as I pointed out so often that millions of blacks have moved to the United States from the Caribbean and Africa if America is systemically racist America is systemically racist It's as big a lie as As men give birth You are expected by the left to assert falsehoods and If you don't assert falsehoods, you are declared all sorts of terrible things a hater white nationalist misogynist transphobe that's something and most people go along but a lot don't and This is driving the left crazy Ask Bud Light Though I'm more interested in hurting target than I am hurting Bud Light Target has as hurt kids more than Bud Light has one a Prager seven seven six Oh Hi folks I'm delighted to announce my next listener cruise with the good people quality people at coastline travel England Iceland Greenland, yes Greenland June 24 to July 5th 2024 will be sailing on the region seven seas One of the most beautiful luxurious ships I have ever seen the seven sea splendor with white gloves service spacious rooms superb cuisine Regioned as a five star luxury line and all -inclusive that means business class airfare included one night pre hotel in London shore excursions unlimited beverages gratuities and of course special events with Me all covered in the cost We'll visit spectacular places in Iceland a port in Scotland the Faroe Islands and three ports in Greenland But the best reason to travel is the fellow listeners.
Council of Europe summit in Iceland seeks to hold Russia to account for Ukraine war
"Senior Europe officials go to Iceland to hold Russia to account for the Ukraine war. Leaders from across the continent are heading toward Iceland for a rare summit of the 46th nation Council of Europe that will once more step up support for member state Ukraine and condemn exiled Russia for inflicting war on its neighbor, the two day summit of Europe's main human rights body will focus on providing legal and judicial means to go after the Kremlin by Wednesday's conclusion, lead us at the summit, want to have the outlines of a system in place to set up a register of all the damage already caused by Russian forces, so Moscow can be held liable for compensation to the victims later. I'm Charles De Ledesma
The Failure of Central Banking With Matthew Meinskis
"I feel if these psychopaths want to destroy the banking system, fine, it's not good, but please leave my life but alone. This is my choice as a human as a partly free man to be able to say, okay, I don't like what you've done there on a park of money and protect myself, that now to be attacked. To the point where you think, are you literally psychopaths trying to force me to use your broken corrupt system? That is the one bit that just, that's frustrating to me more than anything. Yeah, I think they are. But that's the history of banking right there. Followers of mine, listeners of mine as well. They should know that I'm always trying to promote the old good system of free banking, a big fan of that. Bitcoin can perfectly fit into that. But I make no, I'm not disillusioned into thinking that free banking itself has failed. I mean, we have a Central Bank in every country around the world or some monetary authority as they're called. Every nation is either using the dollar or captured by some major currency. And that's like the history of that's a history of money and banking, unfortunately. The systems that were free. And there are many, many. In every continent, Iceland, Scotland, Sweden, Canada, those are some of the more famous examples. But there were plenty of free systems, and they worked really well for hundreds of years. Every time the government got involved every time the Central Bank got involved, things kind of went to shit. And that's obviously the thing to be wary of, but at the same time, even though you can promote ideas of freedom and free banking and always like looking at that history, which I think we can talk some more about today. The Central Bank always does more in the name of stability, price stability in the name of the elasticity of the currency, the inflexible for the currency that's the same trope that they roll out again and again and again.
Can a Free Market Work in a Large Economy? Amity Shlaes Explains
"Interesting issue that in reading and preparing to talk with you today and tell them that Coolidge is your opinion of scale. The 20s, 30s economies compared to, say, the 60, 70, 89, even up until the days of comedy. Is the scale economically still viable? As you said, coolers would have followed the past precedents, whereas Roosevelt Hoover even to an extent followed a new president of bigger involvement in government. Is that where can that still work today? Many of us like myself believe it can. But is that? Is that about it? And can a free market work in a very large economy such as we have today, that's what you're asking? Yeah, without the quote, because we've heard it the last couple of weeks. Oh, well, we've got to protect these investors. Government has to step in. But that's related, but of course you can think of the European Union, it used to be individual countries that got together. It's policy isn't frankly that much different than the policy, the EU of the individual countries. I think with the banks, you know, in a little economy like Iceland suffers as much as a big economy when it's caught in a policy storm or a wild downturn. I think it's more we have a fatherly state. A patriarchal or matriarchal. It's not a gender. And we've trained voters to believe government must always step in. So our real problem is education in America. We've undermined Americans by giving them the impression they need a permanent babysitter.
The Incredible True Story of Squanto
"In 1608 before any ships before any people settled in what's now Massachusetts, I never knew this, because we all know that the Mayflower landed there in 1620. Chris, you knew that? I did at one point in my life. Right. So 1620 is when the pilgrims land at Plymouth. Sorry. But I always assumed growing up that that's the first time that anybody came to like what's Massachusetts. But I found out that's not the case. And the story of squanto, which I'm going to tell right now, which just wait, wait till you hear this. It starts in 1608, and it turns out that English trading ships would travel from Europe from England to Iceland, Greenland make their way down Nova Scotia all the way down and they would trade with the natives. Now I never knew that. So the natives were familiar with English sailors coming and trading and giving them knives and pots and pans and they would give them pelts and whatever. And they would trade. I never knew this. Well, in 1608, a group, a group, a ship led by a captain hunt lands or drops anchor off of what is today Plymouth Massachusetts. And the braves come down to the shore to trade with them as they've done before. Well, just so happens that this captain hunt was a bad man, and instead of trading with the braves, they whack them over the head, put them in the long boat, take them out to the ship, throw them in the hold, sail to malaga, Spain and sell them into slavery. This is 1608, one of the braves was a 12 year old. Boy named tisquantum. Now this is true story. This is all documented. I've done the research. Others have done the research. It's true. So he has bought by some kindly friars, who seemed to treat him well. Teach him the Christian religion, and this is the part that we'll never know how this happened. But they arrange for him to be freed and to travel to London. Now imagine from malaga Spain to London. So this is an Indian from what is today Massachusetts, a Native American, a patuxent, makes its way to London with the idea, and this is where it's crazy of getting back across the Atlantic to go back home. I know. It's like being on the moon and saying, so when's the next ship going back? There's no next ship going back. What are you talking about? But I guess the idea was not insane. He worked in London from what is it around 1612, 1613 for four or 5 years with a family called slany. This is all documented. This Indian named squanto to squantum learns the English language. He's there when he's there when Queen Elizabeth is on the throne, we're talking Shakespeare is writing his play. So he's in London. This Massachusetts Indian, and this is years before the pilgrims ever get to Plymouth rock, crazy, right? In 1618, I believe 1619, a ship is found. For him to go back to his home. And he's going to translate obviously because he knows the language. He's going to be on the ship working with these English as they're stopping, you know, and he's going to be doing the translating and so on and so forth. So somehow he gets passage on a ship. The ship ends up having to spend the winter in I can't remember if it was Iceland or Greenland. It's in my book. Where does it say? Newfoundland now, hold on a second. Anyway, the point is that it took them quite a while to get there, right? So they basically, no, it was Newfoundland. Sorry. They spend the winter in Newfoundland. And then the next spring, this is like 1619, they bring him to what's now the coast of Massachusetts drop him off. Thank you very much. Goodbye. This sounds crazy, right? This is document. This is a true story. So a year plus before the pilgrims land. This Indian has made the journey from Plymouth to Spain to London, spans 5 years London, learns the English language, learns the ways the English, and then ends up back where he started. He finds his way on foot to the village, which is right where Plymouth is today, right? Village where his Indian, where his family is, they have all been wiped out. In ten years, he's dreamed about getting home, he's dreamed about returning. He's dreamed for ten years. He's thought in his mind of doing the impossible to get all the way back
"iceland" Discussed on Available Worldwide
"<SpeakerChange> <Speech_Female> We had book talks, <Speech_Female> Eliza was able <Speech_Female> to do something in <Speech_Female> person in Iceland <Speech_Female> with Icelandic <Speech_Female> authors. <Speech_Female> They couldn't have <Speech_Female> an audience, but they could all <Speech_Female> sit at <Speech_Female> a stage 6 <Speech_Female> feet apart from each other. <Speech_Music_Female> <Speech_Female> So we had a whole <Speech_Female> lot of different <Speech_Female> things and videos <Speech_Female> to watch <Speech_Female> from highlights of former <Speech_Female> years. <Speech_Female> It was great. <Speech_Female> We <Speech_Female> had great <Speech_Female> feedback. <Speech_Female> It's not the same thing as <Speech_Female> doing it in person. <Speech_Female> We really missed <Speech_Female> that. <Speech_Female> Especially <Speech_Female> for me standing <Speech_Female> in an empty room. <Speech_Female> In Iceland <Speech_Female> too, it's, you know, it's just <Speech_Female> not the same. 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"iceland" Discussed on Available Worldwide
"And it just happened to turn out that she got that. The day that she was talking to her husband about what she was going to do for her birthday. It was a landmark birthday. And this letter arrives in the mail. And she says, I've always wanted to go to Iceland. I've always wanted to see the northern lights. And next thing you know, she calls and says, I'm in. So she spent my birthday with us, and it also happens to fall on my birthday. We don't have the same birthday but they're just a few days apart. So we got to spend her birthday with her and her husband came and we had cake and she got to see the northern lights and she had the time of her life. So did wait. What serendipity? That's incredible. And I mean, really speaking of serendipity in that way, even just coming up with the retreat. I mean, you were, you were in the right place at the right time to make it happen in Iceland, but then also you had that idea and went for it. But do you think, I don't know, do you think that would have developed if you'd stayed in the publishing world in San Francisco or do you attribute some of that idea to your moving around the world and being a little bit more nomadic? No, I definitely would not have done it if I'd stayed in San Francisco. I was very driven. I wanted to be the editor in chief, be the editorial director, I wanted to keep going with my career. It was I had risen to the rank of editor when I met my husband and I had said to him, I'm willing to come right now because I've figured out how to go to a new company, work my way to the top. And I haven't figured out how to have a family one day and how to do this..
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"Just dreamed up as big as you can get. We're going to have a writer's conference. So the thing about Reykjavík is it's a UNESCO city of literature, one in three people publishes a book there. At the time, it had more per CAPiTA Nobel Prize winning authors than any other country in the world. That's impressive. The Faroe Islands has since come on par with them. But with Iceland, they went a lot at per CAPiTA because they're so few people. And it's a super literate country, every Christmas they have this massive book flood where every house in the country gets a book catalog, everybody gets a book for Christmas. So it's the place to do something like this. Anyway, we sat down and we came up with all the ideas we could possibly think of. And then we just got started. So that was the birth of it. And that was our first retreat was in 2014, but we started about 18 months prior to that, that evening at my house over wine and ideas. So it sounds like you guys had a really good just working synergy to begin with, even prior to starting the retreat. I'm curious, did you both have a really clear vision of what you wanted it to look like from the outset or did it kind of evolve and unfold as you went? So that first night we sat down and it was all blue sky brainstorming, but like I said, we're turbo and we're both editors. So we and we're great with the deadlines. So we just business planned it. We sat down. We put together a PowerPoint. We put together a business plan. We said we knew we'd need sponsors to get started. We knew we'd need community support to get started. And this is super important, especially when you're not in a community where you'll live forever. ELISA is based their permanently. So and she she's also an expat. She is Canadian, but married to an icelander. So I knew she'd be there forever, but she was very immersed in the community and knew you have to talk to the writers union. We have to talk to the publishers union. We have to talk to the people who run. The literary festival, which is every two years, which is a different thing from what we do. So we put together a business plan and I'm always the one that's of it. Let's just tighten it a little, let's not do too much near one. But we sat down and said we want to we want it to be four riders and about riders, so not about how to put your novel to agents. We want it to be about the craft of writing. We want to keep it so that the workshops are small. It's never been more than 15 people. And we really sat down and we said we want to bring in writers from around the world. We want it to be in English. So we sat down with this vision and we put together these massive schedules with deadlines when we can have the first business plan, the revised. When will we start meeting with all these people? Who are we going to meet with? And spent 18 months before the first event occurred. It has definitely grown over the years. It's transformed. Every year we send feedback forms on the last day to our all the participants and we really, really read what's in there. And we say, okay, people want more, or they want less. But the thing is, at the end of the day, we want to create something that we love and that we would love to attend..
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"Chronicle books as I left as the children's book editor. And at discovery, I ran, I was the director of publishing. And then I left that and I took a bunch of freelance writing and editing jobs with me. And I also started having children. And I did that freelance real part time at me while we were overseas for our first tour, which was turkey. So I was doing freelance writing and editing and this sort of launches into how I started the Iceland writers retreat. I before I even got to Iceland, people said to me, oh, you're moving to Iceland. There's a woman there who's go to English language publishing person. She works with every company. You have to meet her. You'd love her. So I emailed her right away. And not only did she say, oh yes, this is what I do. I'm happy to talk to you about the freelance work that I do here in English. But I can also give you advice on where to put your kid into preschool, and that kind of thing. So we became fast friends and as soon as I arrived in Iceland, we started working together, she would give me overflow work. She had her own freelance writing and editing business. So English language websites like tourist websites for her, I would help edit and write rent a car company and stuff like that. And we loved working together. And then I'll just tell you how it all started. If that sounds good. Absolutely. Yeah, yeah. Okay, so I actually got a grant from the State Department to I was doing a lot of freelance writing and editing and working on my own writing, which I love to write for children and adults and I had a novel in my belly that I wanted to work on. So I got a grant to go to a writer's conference. Through the State Department. And can I ask just interrupt real quickly? What kind of a grant was it?.
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"Wow, that sounds like so much fun. And are you in Iceland at the moment or where you currently located? Currently I'm in Washington, D.C.. We were posted in Iceland many years ago now, and I live there for a couple of years, and that's when I started this. Great. And what other countries have you lived in? So when I first met my husband, he was already in the foreign service and posted in Belfast, Northern Ireland. So that was our first post. Then D.C., then a Donna turkey, Moscow, Russia. Iceland, back to D.C., Poland, Warsaw, and back to D.C.. Wow. So with all that moving around, what would you say is the most impractical thing that you carry around the world with you? I love to nest. So, of course, artwork, but the funniest thing is I have these beautiful paper flowers from Mexico. There are bright pink and purple and they make this huge bouquet. And I take them with me everywhere and they make me so happy because they're so bright, but it's ridiculous that I do. Do you put them in your UAV so they brighten up your place as soon as you arrive or I actually have put them in my but I take out like just two or three to put it in the UAB. Just so I can set them up and they cheer me up and remind me it's home. So Erica, what are some of your hobbies or what do you do for fun? Well, this is probably not going to come as a shock, but I love to write and read. So that I've always been in book clubs and writing groups, exercises kept me sane, and I'm sort of, I hate to say the word foodie, but I love going out to eat and exploring. And do you have a kind of an ultimate comfort food? Well, the gut reaction is French fries, but part Lebanese. So I really love like hummus and tabbouleh and pita bread and all that good Arabic food. So that's part of what I love. That's kind of my go to favorite food. I have to ask that the French fries, though, ketchup or Mayo. Ketchup..
"iceland" Discussed on The Wise Fool
"To promote iceland as artistic utopia and also that sort of notion has been criticized by art and artists. It really has to do with this. Sort of in a sense which is very connected to romanticism of nature as well. It's also a very far off land and they're very few people from it so it's somewhat exotic unknown. Yeah i mean it's a it's an island. So is that idea that it's this beautiful artistic like place to be it was created. Was that like an ad campaign made in the nineteen fifties or something or has it just sort of naturally happened that way. not even in the nineteen fifties. No it wasn't it was it was an ad campaign created by the government after the financial collapse in two thousand and eight. So and it's still going. It's called inspired by iceland than it was this sort of very deliberate effort of rebranding. The nation in order to create tourism basically and it was sort of effort to to rebuild what had been broken both in terms of economy but also in terms of image because in the in the past before the financial collapse. We used to sort of base our image aloft on this sort of macho biking excursions. You know the bankers they were called. I don't know how to translate it but you would say like excursionists Viking in in excursion and then after the financial collapse we obviously realize that. This is not going to work anymore. You know so. We created this or the government government institutions. They created this sort of softer brand. Basically that is based very much on nature and artists. Sort of the face of the country became the artists instead of the viking. And how was that received by people in iceland. It depends you know it worked very well. It created a tourism industry basically and it was very much like heightened by the volcanic eruption as well. That happened in. I think two hundred ten. Which if you are making a campaign like this is perfect that this crazy eruption you know this natural force kind of happens. We just sweat. You're launching you know. It's been very much criticized as well especially in i think academia and within the arts as well because it basis its image on the arts without sort of taking into account what is to be an artist it becomes sort apollo image of what it is to be an artist here and becomes a bit in fact realizing as well because you know being an artist is not just about sitting in watching you know moss and being really inspired. It's also just work you know and it's about creating a space for yourself and it becomes very misleading.
"iceland" Discussed on The Wise Fool
"And yeah it's also small country so it's not it's not a it's not the same as as the us right so like in new york. That would never have happened. That's the good thing about being from a small country. That's something i wonder about two. And i'd please don't take it offensively and i've asked other people there so it's just the sort of your perspective on this but why stay in iceland I mean you know you wanna be part of the arts world. Let's say the arts whatever the industry the fares marl has stopped. And you could theoretically live anywhere in the world but you've chosen to stay in iceland. So what's the thing that keeps you there right. Yeah that's a good question. Well and i did go through. And i want to be clear. I am not saying anything negative about because it's not the i have nothing negative to say it's just it's sort of. It's very out of the way place. And so therefore. I would imagine it's difficult to sort of be participating quote unquote like in the arts world from such a remote place. Yeah totally know some very valid question. And i didn't both of my my studies my interest and my master's and other places in new york and in amsterdam. So i did also go through a time where i was not going to stay here but i think during that time. I also realized that your world's kind of adapt to the place where you are. I felt that when i was in new york my world didn't get that much bigger. You know it just. It was just in a different place. So i find that i can. I can be as productive than i can be fulfilled and i can do exciting stuff here just as well as in other places. The only differences that this is home. You know. it's something that i care about. I care about also participating in this place. So yeah i mean i think it's a mixture of of of things it's about both just wanting to also be part of a progression in a place where you feel home and you care about but it's also about just making space where you go so i could be here. It could be anywhere else sort of effort. I know i've moved a lot. I've moved. I think nineteen times in my adult life and so they readjusting to ado. Location is incredibly difficult and to a certain set you always have to continually reprove yourself and it's really nice sometimes to have like a home base to start from and to a pet built in network that i i'm missing in my career so yeah i get it. Yeah and it's also. I mean that's also the problem with studying abroad for so many years and then coming back and having to sort of build that foundation from scratch and that can that can take time definitely an effort. Does i'm currently in the czech republic. And i like i jokingly was talking to somebody the other day i'm like. Yeah yeah they were like. Hey i said oh yeah. I'm new here and there were like. How long have you been here three years. And they're like oh well you still have seven more years before anybody will accept you. My great so takes ten years before this culture will accept me as stay..
"iceland" Discussed on Fly Fishing Journeys
"They're like every time state spot. That's right and you know the honey hole i. I'm not sure maybe sometimes times do throughout the year where you're gonna catch trophies or monsters but we've had a lot of fishing hole. We did that. She hasn't been for this week for us. The area where we're going to the much but we're going to have a lot of fun. Yeah a lot of fish. On doubles their doubles try. You can try different flies and see what's working and spent a couple afternoons at the honey whole kind of fish. Good laughs could come good laughs. You did a little bit of youtube video. Harrison dropping a lot of fish harrison knee like hooked up ten times in a row ten drifts in a row. We gotta take landed one of them. We're not sure exactly what happens. Let's is tim figured it out to see it was not the fly. There's zebra midge. The body was just went past the gap a halfway down. The we got that often back in action then. He goes to the epic final afternoon. Well first of it took me at least an hour to get you out. We've got gotta get on it no way you wanted to get to that every time i was like let's go all fish on. Let's get out always listening to you. Guys you're right. We in this case we absolutely should have because he took us over to cult the quiz which is finally opened up where we have some clearwater here besides the silt and we had this old left side in. We went up high on the hillside above the river down into the river where we're probably a hundred feet or more above the rarin. We could see the largest char that we could ever imagine down in tanks and they were just a lot everywhere everywhere and we said all right. Let's go let's get down in there so we got all rigged up. We went down there. I had the fish fever. You have the fish fish on in minutes. Yeah and we had a nice fly an ice drift. I was down there first. And i caught a nice eighteen inch and i was like all this is so awesome and i put another gift by in. I had really official lifetime which was soon be but officials lifetime was at twenty inch arctic. Char that was just officially game. Four is gorgeous. Be black back with those spots in a really orange belly. the fish. Yeah so that was the fish i was looking for so we just kind of take turns and then down below tate was into some nice char down on the bottom. Pull and then. I'm like i'm wondering what's going on with mr communities not hooking up at all and i'm like i hook up again and tate hooks up again and then i'm like tim. Do you want to jump above me. Maybe you know you can try different spice now. This fish everywhere. We're good and then all of a sudden boom tim's boggled over. It took me a lot to get into my only had. A couple of fish futile. That point i think right before that i just start to figure out this river and i just had the right depths i had the right flies working and i caught a double double now this point as fishing. I'm thinking what is going on in christian. Like i can see the fishing like this little fish. Just really points out. Eleven inch jars. Gay just won't come in snag or something as it gets closer. Y'all got a double and everyone's looking who else is hooked up. And i'm like no i have to fish is in syndrich comes down. He grabs the he. He has his net ready and we net to fish at once so it was like nice that to me. That was the highlight. We just got a double of chart. This just made my day and then the next cast game on. Harrison's just downstream from me..
"iceland" Discussed on Fly Fishing Journeys
"Pools and one at a time christian puts us at the right spot and we start bombing. These stay back. We don't want speak the trouble bombing. These long cast into the waterfalls probably two or three or four castes. Whatever it was we hooked up our first fish. And then tim win and then christian win and then iowa and we just kind of kept doing roundabouts. All called fish onto the waterfall while all that happened to me. Tate and harrison were way downstream because we kept seeing there could be efficient. That will walking up so we kept casting on it all of a sudden. I see tate crouched by the river that likes to this. Tiny little pool throws the biggest media. Streamer you can and just the pool erupts. Blows up lows it. Up giant brown hits it. Then i go take a cast with an through their another brown than harrison jumps in their pool. That's deep but it's five feet by five feet. It's like they're all stacked in there because of low water drought hot summer. We've been talking about. Yeah and that's the beautiful thing about iceland is that you have these beautiful. Sceneries these beautiful waterfalls and you would think wouldn't it be amazing if there was a beautiful brown trout waterfall. And guess what they're they're they're they're crazy. Just that's an adventure that was just that adventure because we had a lot of great moments on this trip. But i think that day for me just really stood out because we kind of went off truly the beaten path and kind of made her own trail and found them. I actually think we were only. We are the first people to fish on the dish. Waterfall really like christian. Got you had gone and scouted the lower section of that what twice. I'd never even been on the third-row up there. So i've been twice but in the lower section but most of the fishes in perception. So they were. We're happy to go back sometimes. Yeah anymore scouting done. We're gonna help then..
"iceland" Discussed on Fly Fishing Journeys
"You can get your personal best brown personal best trout personal best trout nine pounds and gorgeous yellow like the deep yellow big huge spas all massive type in a blue cheek. Unbelievable the fish that i've always dreamed about came to be on monday here in iceland and not thank you guys for just being awesome amazing and stuff that i dream about and it was just a special day to see. Both tim and i catch just awesome. Fish bonus day because we were planning on fishing tuesday wednesday thursday. Were day one. We're already in and so so there we were in. I just have to tell this story. Because i was cat. Tim was casting with the wind behind him on that side. And then on the other side casting into the wind and we weren't exactly sure what the stickle back we wish the bait fish with stickle bax and so we kind of try to attack this lake from both sides and i finally found this backchannel. So i'm going to my right. I finally found this back to my left. That i actually had the wind behind me into this bay casting to my left as oh this is going to be great because i can make a nice cast. I'm not gonna casting right into the winner across win in the line laid out just perfectly this time and i put it right up against the. We'd line. yes it was a. We'd line in this back bay. And i started stripping and i happen stripping for like an hour an hour and a half and i hadn't really got a bumpy it so you get a little bit like wondering what am i gonna get about it all the side and like a beast from the deaths. This monster wait comes after my fi- in i'm shipping up stripping. It's coming it's coming into. Finally i was so excited that i stop stripping. My fly in christian shaky said never stops for your thing is is. I stop stripping. My fish stop. He looked at it and he turned and ran back under the..
"iceland" Discussed on Fly Fishing Journeys
"Or maybe. Seven from nashville. So what we decided to do was an overnight decided to do a red eye so we got a late night. Red eye on a sunday night and we were in on monday morning and then syndrome message. What did you. What were your thoughts on that. It's injury well if you're coming in early. We got a fish that day as well. All right tim. Pleasant disappointed about that way. You say guys like only like forty five minutes away from fishing forty five minutes from the airport or you can get to lick the law where you can get in some of the best brown trout's ever and i think that's what's happened. That's what happened but before we got there though if you remember. We all live very similar times morocco. And we know that they're waiting for us and they're waiting right outside the airport but we had a. I get all fishing. You're clean and that's something. That's kind of unique iceland. Because it's something that i hadn't done yet before we you speak christian just kind of about that process and why it's there we just like to protect our water so we sterilize all the efficient equipment that comes into the country. It's also for horse riding equipment a lot of Diseases you'll find example on the mainland like foot and mouth majority off stuff like that hasn't gotten here. 'cause we're isolated island on well we'd like to keep it that way that way. We can keep drinking out of a rivers all day. Absolutely though we're sitting there waiting in line there were just four of us there and it didn't take that long but we just keep hearing from syndrome. He's saying let's go fishing. We have fish ready for you right now. It's pretty much all week guys. let's go. Let's go but just to kind of go over that process of what they do. Is they just sterilize. Your boots you waiters your roger reels anything that you've used before that isn't brand new. They take into the room. They sterilize give back to you. It's like between thirty and fifty american dollars depending on how many items you have. And it's just a good cleaning system and then you know wherever you're bringing your boots from they're not gonna infect these beautiful waters. That's the whatever so good point. Tim thanks for mentioned that. And if you want to get around that you can bring in either brand new equipment or just use ours okay. easy enough. Very easy can also take your equipment to a wet and get the certificate that can show the airport. Yep we're good enough and then cindy picked us up. We had a couple of cars and then we went right to the legs. Talk a little bit about the two lakes that you guys fish for multiple exits three of them in the system there. So lick think is the largest natural lake and iceland and it has a strain of brown trout. They're called the ice age brown trout. And they believe they were landlocked there during the last is h and so there were originally sea run trout so they for some reason. These fish just get bigger than brown job. Most other places one of the reasons being they have incredible longevity. Some fish tac there have been two decades old at also they don't spawn every year. An individual will only spawn every second year or so and they don't reach sexual maturity until they're five six pounds so over twenty inches. She's unbelievable so we're fishing that lake so lake the largest lake then you gotta outflow from lake thinking through eversource river to another lake called oldfield's work just another rather large lake fish for these browns and then where we actually went on. Monday was called thought tiny little. You can't really call they can you..
"iceland" Discussed on Fly Fishing Journeys
"But we're mostly getting a lot of char this time than we have culled quiz which runs into the rest of our right outside the lodge. That's a lot bigger water. It's about the main section of about twenty miles long. They're get both char and brown but once you get about eight miles out. There's a big waterfall and above that. We just have browns. And we've been fishing a lot of two now this week because the was kind of blown out if you will from some of the glacial runoff. Yes so. We've having about the hottest summer i've experienced in my life which was still not too hot for you guys do. It was hard for us and those was just getting glacier run-up if finally dropped this afternoon we got some fish after that. We had an epic afternoon which we will get integrated customers. All these listeners are just sitting there like just tell us about the fish. Swimming awesome with tone now. Lots of cool little Dugout little canyons big canyons. Who had big rock walls. Waterfalls canyons waterfalls then goes into that flat section in the middle where little earlier in the season. And it's fantastic. Dry fly water this time of year. We're getting them little streamers and then the nymphs and we just had some beautiful epic beautiful fishing in the char gorgeous. And then you've been watching that water all week off for cultivating waiting for it to fall. You guys would run out would have dinner here. It's allies and you guys will take a quick ride out to the kind of watch it for us because you just waiting for that silt to dispense from the river so you can get us out there. What is that process. Like as you're watching the river cushion well as soon as it cools down. The glacial melt stops so the so we will have less Glacial runoff that means they will clear up very soon which is doing as we speak and it was just today that you guys saw last night that you saw. Hey we have a good shot the lower the lower pool or because you have that other river chelsea running into and almost just pushing that silt out of the way because you could almost see as the side river kind of came into the main river. It was so clear once. You see a hard line between the clear river..
"iceland" Discussed on Fly Fishing Journeys
"Just be nature good place to be. So we're also fully licensed travel agencies. So we do a lot of mixed trips for our clients so people may be come out and fish a couple of days. And then they go out touring so we sat up the whole where to go what to do. What are some of the tourist hotspots. Talk about the ring road for second because i know that's a big popular tourist road. The ring road is basically Wrote number one. The only highway and iceland it's the highway ovalles's land and it goes all around the island so when he when you drive the ring road you wish it most of the villages and yeah highland areas. It's you is lots of nice places and a lot of sites. See the volcanoes. They're all over the post on the glacier. We saw some glaciers yesterday a couple of basis. Yeah yeah the. Glaciers were crazy the volcano though and just for the imagine we're driving to this fishing spot and we're sitting with christian. He's telling us all about these volcanoes and he gives us the stat something like well. These volcanoes erupt every x. Amount of years and it was maybe the last time it's erupted has been talking about tackling so seventy one here on the left side. It usually every every ten years. But it's been a sleep no for like seventeen years. So it's it's it's time so it might go off on us as we're driving fishing and robin are looking at each other. Like is this thing gonna blow today like which way we run like. Where do we go and christians like. Don't worry about it. Just go in the opposite direction. You'll be okay. it'll be fine. There was still snow at the talks. That will go first. So the volcanoes obviously the fire of the fire and ice glaciers would be the ice. Yeah and so close together talk about a little bit about the lagoon in the hot water rewrite on like the mid atlantic hotspot call it. So it's a very active volcanic area with that comes a lot of hot water. So there's hot springs everywhere and get that nice. Sulfur smell sometimes going. Just dig a hole. Gets them hot water for your house as well as like the hot water runs this pipeline system. It goes all over the country. How does that work. Well maybe not all over the country but it goes to the bigger cities. Okay and we also do a lot of We make l. officially out of steam okay so We use the hot water a lot and this team so the water..
"iceland" Discussed on Fly Fishing Journeys
"Iceland baby baby and we are very excited to be here with both syndrome and christian of fish. Partners pat an amazing week here in iceland. Guys thanks for being on our podcast. Our pleasure my pleasure. Tim and i and harrison hughes of black ma mountain cinema. We're kind of meshing are scheduled to get in and see what we could do in august and it was just maybe three weeks ago. Yeah you just showed me a facebook message slack. We always say no telephone. Fly fishing show and everything. Yeah made it work in a couple of weeks. Unbelievable and i said cindy. We've kind of an overlap of our schedules. Where both tim of trout and feather first of all thanks. Welcome you're welcome. Thanks for having me again. And we said tim harrison myself. Our schedules overlapped. And we're trying to figure out what we could do. Where can we get the guys together. You know harrison does a ton of video and we said you know we wanna try to make this iceland thing work and singer nine christian. We've talked at the shows and We said you know. Let's paint them in. If we can get out there and sure enough you guys have the new lodge. So congratulations on the new lodger. thank you. Yeah what an avid weakened. Why don't we start a little bit about iceland. In what's available christian to somebody wants to get out and fish iceland because for many people they hear about it but they're thinking well. I'm not sure what's out there for fishing. Wants to talk a little bit about the fishing here. Well the fishing is as you experienced very good. We have three species. We have atlantic salmon. Arctic char and brown trout. We have stephen brown trout and landlocked. Our trout is also both sheeran end. Lent luck these fish are basically in almost every lake. You see every stream every river. There's fish everywhere. We're glad that. Have that problem in iceland. You know and it's like one. Iceland is one of those bucket lists trips that everyone talks about. I gotta get iceland in you know. I could see wife. Everyone wants to come here..
"iceland" Discussed on The Wise Fool
"That's that sucks. So bad like. I mean because like you i. I didn't know that you also got. You've got a number of awards and grants and residencies obsolete. Use seem to be pretty skilled at like writing. Proposals and applications. Things like this yes. I guess i'm guessing maybe it comes to now from the writing up bringing you know and all the you not we have the written word has always been highly respected in my family so i guess it helps us. Do you have any tips or tricks about like how to do any of those things. Because i'm still new to it because it was. It's not as common in america as it is in europe and europe. It i've finance. It's very Primary to a lot of things like it. A lot of artists are they're funded by things like the. I know the icelandic salaries the for artist. That like this and then there are proposals in that course residencies and all these kinds of things like these. These just don't exist in america. Really i mean there are some but they're generally like super high echelon and you have to be a blue chip artists be showing that goes to get it or something like that so well i think maybe it simply because i'm interested in this nature and plants and all it actually gave you this opportunity to vision places and people are interested if you are interested in there if you're using studying their culture or nature or whatever it is it helps it totally sucks. 'cause like at when i is my stupid arrogance of my youth i used to apply for the for applications and they'd be like why do you wanna come here and i'd be like time away click. I'd be time to devote to my work like that. That's what made but in reality. These days i could just get an airbnb or whatever like just get away but it's it's very interesting. I mean i always say that the what artists want the most is time money and space like if we can get those. Everything's than were very happy. But of course those are the three most difficult things for us to get this like me a now. I haven't just very lethal used now. Graphing press overwrought. It's yeah yeah prince screen. yeah there. Is this screening press. I don't even remember. Just telling to. My mind is in iceland i was trying to find the residency again now the other days because i want to apply for it. 'cause according to the description there is this living space on the ground floor and on top. That must seem there. Except this train. Press and i just want to be there and use it and working where in some remote place in finland. Let's my dream now. And that's what's hard isley these residencies. There's some amazing residencies the world. I look a. I wish i could find the time in the energy and the wherewithal to like research residencies find the right one but they all have these ideas of what they want from us but we want to just be able to go there and use their stuff and get away from our lives but they all seem to have weird like little things like i keep running into like. Oh this one's about ecology or this one's about young artists or pennzoil named for women are it's and abs like a team more or or some and i i don't fall into any of those things like because unfortunately sadly for me i guess at this point is like i'm in the worst possible position because i am a white male heterosexual from america. Nobody wants to help us..
Does the 4-Day-Week Really Work?
"I have been such a fan of the day workweek for ever. The quality of life improvement working for longer days instead of five regular days. Were you have three days away from the office versus two days away from the office and i say office i mean from work. I think is incredible and you may have heard. They've been a lot of news. Reports about how iceland. His experimented with four day workweeks. And they believe it's been a massive success that they've actually had higher productivity it companies in iceland by doing the four day week instead of the five day week and i hope that as employers have seen that flexibility still gets the job done and retaining workers is becoming harder and harder thing. They giving people more flexibility in their lives and four ten hour days. Let's stay instead of five eight hour days. It's the same number of hours at work but when you think about that thing. That was all corporate speak Five years ago or whatever work life balance and companies would say. But they didn't mean it but when you have somebody who's got three days threefold as they can do whatever i think about the people who work in jobs where they work Three longer days on and then they have three days off places that are seven day places. How much they love the three and three in this case. We're talking about four on three off. I mean it's something that. I hope that the bosses at various places will see the wisdom of in even for themselves. Having more time with family with friends. It will be a fuller life a better career doing that. And i think people are better workers when they have more downtime. Like that
Four-Day Work Week 'An Overwhelming Success' in Iceland
What are Frontier Markets?
"As i was doing the research. I was fascinated by the sheer size of frontier markets in terms of population. Two point two billion people. A third of the world's population yet the economic impact at this point is still small only about three and a half percent of the world's gross domestic product the monetary value of goods and services produced a third of the world's population produces less than five percent of economic output. This size of the stock market's even smaller frontier markets. Make up less than one percent of global stock market capitalization that's the size of the equity market as determined by the price of a particular company times the shares outstanding less than one percent. And there aren't even that many stocks there are three thousand stocks that comprise the msi all country world index which is both developed and emerging markets. There are fourteen hundred emerging market stocks yet in the mci frontiers market and xers only eighty one stocks the countries that comprise that in. And i'll just go through the list. Because i think it's helpful and instructive to know what's there is croatia estonia iceland lithuania kazakhstan romania serbia's slovenia other countries include kenya morocco. Area bahrain jordan oman bangladesh lanka vietnam the largest country within the index as measured by market capitalization or sizes vietnam. It comprises thirty percent of the frontier market index. Morocco is twelve percent. Iceland's eight percent. Kenya seven percent. Kazakhstan is seven percent in looking at ways to invest the primary. Etf i found for us based investors is the i shares mci frontier and select emerging market. Etf i'm not sure exactly when i shares renamed it but the largest wait in that. Etf is kuwait at nineteen percent. And as i mentioned kuwait was upgraded from my frontier market to an emerging market.
"iceland" Discussed on Marsha's Plate: Black Trans Podcast
"And show you puppies. Like what do. I have to resort to what people do get you to give them money. All righty anyway. Thank you and the patriots and paper. Lincoln said about him back to show all right child. So do y'all know what science fiction is yes. Correct it somewhere. Science fiction is thus dad. Second narrates you love it. Thank you i'm gonna. I'm wanted them. Whatever science fiction is lord of the rain vibes is giving you. You'll know they're there okay. It's based off real Futures only segment logical advances and major social or environmental changes frequently portraying space or time travel in life on other planets. The avatar t's okay That's okay yes so it gives. Science fiction is anything that is fictional. that kinda plays with the reality of science You know like is going to be like future stuff like star trek Anything that deals with space travel star wars anything that future stuff stuff like that but also science fiction is also things it could be in the past when we look at lord of the rings when we look at on lovecraft. Lovecraft country Supplies absolutely splices one. So many things that deal with sciences or magical shit that should assign to fantasy all of that science fiction and based on the definition you just read The as far as being like un- unrealistic but the imagining of a very very Drastic social change. And if it was a social change. I feel like Handmaid's tale science fiction social change. think of social chain. I wouldn't consider that science fiction but based on that definition it's fiction but it's based on that definition it would be science fiction because social change. Oh yeah because it's admit imaginative to yeah. It was at a nation there imagining a different world. Right all guessing. One of the one do it was a race In in it was they went into this world. That was that was adobe on what is called but it was downside. reminds me of something like You know monster monsters like a like the old version way to look like the..
A Rave Review For Skyn's Iceland Arctic Repair Cream
"I'm gonna kick the episode off with the product recommendation. I'm going rowing the skin. Iceland arctic repair cream. I have been blowing minorities like a crazy person. And i discovered these in my at home. Pd covid yes. I have an home. Pd cup of deer and these cream. He's so good so it's for stressed skin. My nose has been stressed. It is sixty four dollars from mecca. I'm really sorry but it's fantastic. If you've got dry cudi cools dry elbows. Is it like a bomb. It's like a seek top. It says it's a face and body cream so you could use it everywhere. I've just been using it in my cracks. All of that. It is just beautiful and so naro shing so sorry to hijack pd news with product recommendation. Straight up but you can hear from my voice. I don't sound great. It needed to be done it to be
Volcanos With Benefits: Lava Tubes, Hydro Thermal Vents & More
"The thing that volcanoes good for is to entertain you as they destroy vast landscapes on earth. Aside from that what are the good for. Oh let me count the ways. Now i do want to say. I don't like it when the volcanoes take people and buildings out while i was amused to see. Fisher's opening up people's backyards. It was amused in a. I really hope they have good insurance kind of way. So i'm a fan of like the power of our planet's geology of humanity. Oh just be clear. You're not a super villain you're merely fan of the marvels of nature. Okay exactly so so. Volcanoes iceland is really the place to look to find some of the coolest examples of what they can do. first of all they just add land. The nation of iceland is straddling the mid atlantic rift. It is getting torn in half. It is also on top of hotspot and over the millennia as the island nation gets torn in half. You don't actually see a gap forming because all the volkan ism. There is just filling it in now. The other side of this is there are islands all around the world at hawaiian islands or one of the most noticeable where you have a chain of islands that on one end is all dead volcanoes. That are well weathered over time and a great place to go live and then you have as you move down the chain you have younger younger islands that are more and more mountainous more and more active and these islands which are still growing for the active ones have amazing land to farm and if you want a nation to grow well. This is a different way to do it right. I mean a lot of the volcanic islands like the hawaiians that you mentioned even just across the pacific. There's tons of these of these islands. They provide stopping off point for birds. That are migrating various creatures and as you said the land around a volcano is incredibly fertile. We've known this. Back since the greeks and the romans keep settling on mount edna right
Finding Europe in America
"Says you have to actually go to europe to taste of the old world after all many american and canadian cities and towns were settled by european immigrants. Sometimes they tried to recreate a bit of what the new from the old country. Even if we can't go to europe we can discover benefit prayed here. In our hemisphere samantha. Brown hosts public television travel series places to love where she films from destinations. Both around the world in closer to home. She joins us today on travel. With rick steves to look at some of her favorite places to find a bit of europe. In america samantha. Thanks for joining us. Pleasure to be here rank. Boy know all i do is go to europe again and again and again but i really. There's a lot of europe hiding out here in the united states during covid lockdown times so we can't travel overseas like we'd like to but we can find little knockoffs here in the united states from all around the globe knockoffs because some of them are terrific kind of constructions and others are honest to goodness immigrant communities. That are still the way they were hundred and fifty years ago when they were there were settled just in my state washington. We've got leavenworth which is a famous little german. It's kind of a touristy. Gimmick but poulsbo is originally a norwegian town and its norwegian to this day and we have linden up by the canadian border which is a very dutch was settled by holland immigrants. What are your favorite slices of europe in america. Well one of my favorites is a city that i had gone to my entire life. My family Was brought up right outside of it and then after doing two years of europe came back to and it just hit me like a ton of bricks that this was a european city and that is philadelphia pennsylvania. It is by far the most for me. The most year of paean city in the united states and so then i started like do a deep dive like why is it so it was just a feeling i had like. Wow i just feel like. I'm in europe. And there were so many connections One of the main architects was an emigrant from leon france. He designed the ben. Franklin benjamin franklin parkway which is now. We're all the museums are lined. And he designed that off of the sean z z. and along this beautiful roadway parkway where they're abuse. There's the rodin museum. there's the philadelphia museum of art. Which has the largest collection of renoir in the world. Incredible and others rittenhouse square. They're all these not just pockets. Because i think you know there's places we'll talk about today the have pockets but this is a city that is just so of france and the best connection that i love about philadelphia is that it is also it has the most mural arts i think in the world and its sister city is leon so if you ever go to leeann france and the kuala rouge is where you see those phenomenal murals and that art that is available to all end. It's all over the city. That's what the to share so the city a definite of brotherly love is a great. If you want that. European and more specifically french you know kick
"iceland" Discussed on The Wise Fool
"I have a question for you. Because you're an iceland i've never been to iceland so fascinated by it because it's gorgeous and i'm a photographer. So course i'd love me a beautiful landscapes but if it's so expensive and it's so difficult and i mean i would imagine it's even like food and general things like everything has to be shipped in all this. The life of living there is very expensive. I can't imagine it's easy. It's cold the winters are long. All these guys he likes. Why choose to stay there Well i am actually more often than the name in iceland. I just happened to be here because of colbert. so i've been here for since snow. Willow ctober end of october. I think yeah but why did she stay there. I mean yeah there is. I mean i mean. Iceland is a really good country we have. We have good salaries. We have good jobs. We have good social system. We have you know there's like there's help hit. There's a good support system for artists as well. There's there are. There are funds that you can apply for culture funds for your projects. There's also the artist salleti is well. Yes exactly well. This is actually a good thing. That i'm on this podcast. There's something that's the artist sanity. I think it's called the scandinavian model or something. It's also in sweden and also in norway funds that the government actually pays out monthly that you can apply for with your projects and then yeah you get like an artist salary from the government. I love that. I believe i've actually spoken to another guest from iceland. Told me a little bit about this. But i just that. Why is this not caught on with the rest of the world exactly. I asked the same question. I ask that because yeah if not not even just the salary thing but like just a fees even like is one of those things. I've been talking a lot about is in europe..
Nord Stream 2: Biden Waives US Sanctions on Russian Pipeline
"The Biden administration reported to Congress today on the steps it's taken to stop a controversial natural gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany. Many lawmakers are not happy with the latest development instead of punishing the company building Nord Stream too. Biden administration has decided to waive sanctions for national security reasons. NPR's Michele Kelemen is traveling with the U. S secretary of State and she joins us from Reykjavik, Iceland. Hi, Michelle. Hi there, Ari. So the U. S strongly opposes this pipeline, saying it increases European energy dependence on Russia. And so why did they decide to waive the sanctions? Well, because these sanctions would mean punishing Germany and the and the Biden administration has been making a point of trying to rebuild relations with European partners relations that restrained in the Trump administration. So, you know, the Germans today were quick to confirm this news. They were certainly glad that the US is putting a premium on relations and waiving sanctions on the company Nord Stream to a G and its CEO who's a German citizen. Now the U. S. Maybe hoping that U. S diplomats can quietly continue to make their case that this is not a good deal for European energy security. Another hope is that if the Green Party in Germany wins elections this fall that it might actually stop the project anyway. The other thing, Ari that I often hear from US officials is that look, This pipeline is almost complete. So it's not at all clear if Thies sanctions will really prevent its
Russia's Northernmost Base Projects Its Power Across Arctic
"There is a meeting today in Iceland between Russia's foreign minister and the U. S. Secretary of state who recently accused Moscow of attempting to exert control off the Arctic region by expanding its military presence there. We have a report now from a place I don't think we've heard from here on news out. The remote Franz Josef Land are compelled Archipelago, which houses Russia's northernmost military base. Our correspondent was given rare access. Sarah Rains Foods report focuses on rising tensions between the U. S and Russia. Which appear to be spilling over into the Arctic. It was a noisy right. We took on a Russian military transport plane, the one that carried us almost to the top of the world. We We were were the the first first foreign foreign journalists journalists invited invited to to visit visit what's what's now now Russia's Russia's most most northern northern military military base, base, a a remote remote site site on on an an Arctic Arctic island island that's that's making making some some in in the the West nervous continues. Transport, But Russia wanted us to see its Arctic Trefoil is it calls the base including the new aerodrome, where we landed? The runway has just been upgraded to take such giant planes as well as bombers and fighter jets all year round. What's that? But even Well. No. And this is that you just said happened. You got sick. I didn't Maybe sleeping like a nice straight here. Is he rattled off in military trucks. There was just whiteness through the windows until we pulled up beside some hawking bits of military kids. Bastian missile defense systems, We were told Soldier in white camouflage pose nearby. A little further on the launchers were soon unfolding to point up into the sky, but it was national Liberation. That's a hit enemy ships. A soldier was on hand to inform us and he declared the systems
Icelandic Hot Dog Stand and Signing Your Name 250,000 Times
"In the summer of two thousand eight. My wife sarah. And i traveled to europe with another couple. Our friends laura and ryan. I like laura and ryan a lot but one thing you need to know is that they are the sort of people who really try to suck the marrow out of life and make the most of their brief flicker of consciousness and all that stuff. This is very different from my style of traveling wherein i most of the day psyching myself up to do one thing visit a museum perhaps and the rest of the day recovering from the only event on my itinerary. The trip took us from denmark. Sweden and then on to iceland a small and mostly rocky island nation in the north atlantic. That attracts tourists primarily by offering free stopovers to anyone who flies iceland's national airline. Iceland air. I was interested in visiting iceland partly because i have a longstanding fascination with tiny nations and partly because my publisher jewish strauss gable had told me she loved this one hot dog stand in iceland called bayern's be to answer the trips to sweden and denmark had been lovely there were smorgasbords and museums but the highlight had been an evening spent with ryan's swedish relatives. Who lived on the shores of some vast lake in the swedish wilderness. They welcomed us to their home and proceeded to get us blisteringly unprecedentedly. Drunk on sweden's national wicker bronfman. I do not often drink to excess. Because i have an intense fear of hangovers but i made an exception. That evening ryan's relatives taught us swedish drinking songs. And they taught us how to eat pickled herring and my glass kept getting filled with bronwyn until it lasts the eighty year. Old patriarch of the family stood up and spoke his his first english words of the evening and now the sauna
Cloud9 Stumbles out of the Gate
"News today. So let's dive on, in the off-season, invitation out of Reykjavik Iceland. For League of Legends is already wrapped for their second day of groups. And men has it been a lackluster showing from Cloud 9 in North America. Thus far yesterday, they were beaten by Korean. Paused am One gaming in an efficient game. As dwgs Canyon took over the jungle and helped them. Take nine of C 90 hours for the win. While Cloud 9 could not get one turret found himself with an 8:00 keg deficit for the loss. Not totally unexpected. But today, Cloud 9 had to take on the Japanese Squad. And detonation focused me. See nine jungler, and LCS MVP. Blabber got embarrassed in. This one is Cloud 9 laws to a supposed Underdog. Dropping them to last place in group C with DWG. Kia leading the group in group, a role. Never give up his 300 and add our group be emerging European. Yep. Because mad lines lead to oh they're not just start up again at approximately 8 a.m. Central Time tomorrow.
CrossFit Athlete Annie Thorisdottir On Body Acceptance & Handling Negative Feedback
"Always got the question. Like so How is said having so much muscle being a girl this agent having so much muscle like how was it at home and the funny thing was i had never really thought about it. I never gotten the question here at home in iceland. How was it to have that much muscle being girl. But i got that question multiple locations in the us and that question continue to rise up and that guppy thinking how is it to be a girl having so much muscle like it. Never been an issue for me or anything obviously sometimes went up put on address and i was in high school a six pack sean throws like all different like Maybe i wish i wouldn't have that. But then a few minutes later is like i don't care are it's my body and i worked really hard for it under a sweat. It s like. I can't really i. I was almost born with us. Expect i guess I can really change it. it was something obviously. Obviously i've had some there some things that i've wanted to change on my body and i think every single woman has had that probably menace while but i think we criticize our bodies and ourselves more than men do so interesting to hear. You say like yeah. There was point that. I wish i didn't have because you always want. You know the shoe from the other foot right like you want the thing that you don't have so so many women would be like wow. I would like sleigh for annie's ads and then there are times where you're like. I would slay like just for a minute. Not for this to be so obvious. And then also i mean you brought up a really good point about american culture which i would say. Hopefully with the body positivity movement is becoming more and more accepting of women of all shapes of all sizes of all backgrounds to come here and this is the place that you get asked about that. That's such an interesting an interesting