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Fresh "Marco" from Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Been called. She left the game and the two districts opted to have an outside investigator looking Into it there. 25 page report handed over last week found insensitive comments like calling players thugs created a racially charged environment report also identified poor sportsmanship by players on both sides and referees, letting the game get out of hand. Liquid school district Superintendent Scott Peacock will discuss the findings at a community meeting at 5 30 today in the liquid high school comments. The effort hailed reports Mariners coach actually removed the team from the court with about four minutes left in that game. The teams were set to face off the following week, but it was canceled. Carlene Johnson. Coma News Come on news time. 7 10 It's time to get to the Beacon Plumbing Sports desk. Here's Tom Cutler. Marco Gonzalez made the start for the Mariners last night in the opener of an eye game home stand the first of three against the Twins, and he was not sharp. He gave up a run in the first inning, two more in the fourth and left after five innings with the various trailing 3 to 1, but his teammates got him off the hook by scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth. The game remains tied 33 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning with Jake Bowers, who was acquired from Cleveland. Last week at the plate. Slugged OUT TO center Field Boarded Can't make the catch An It is over the wall and a home run Aaron Goldsmith with the call as America's hold on to win it by a score of 43 Game two of the three game series tonight with Chris Flex it on the mound for Seattle. The Seattle Storm player Indiana tonight as a road.
How to Organize Your Live Stream Studio
"If somebody has a messy office the environment it can actually have a negative impact on your livestreams and not only. Does it make you know producing show. I mean it's already stressful to produce livestream show. There's always a small element of stress but having that clutter around your livestreams to do. It can lead to mistakes so for example. Maybe you miss a cue when you want to bring something in. It can also lead to broken equipment if you're having to fumble around for things and you got cables all over the place now. In addition to that though. I think also we should you know. Highlight that if you get cables for example in your your offices very disorganized if cables running over one another. And they're not good quality for example. You actually end up with feedback on your livestreams. And this is feedback that you know as you. And i both have said before marco audio is the most important part of a livestream so if you have that feedback. It can be very irritating and annoying for your listeners. Isn't that right absolutely. Absolutely in the spurs. This will ruin the possibilities. You had to repurpose content. Okay so and and i love to talk about something which is really. I happen to me because one of the important things when we are doing lives are the share. Okay and i want to share something about mike. Two things about my share. Why i before the show started. I have some kind of issue. This share precisely and the really the very next moment. I finished the share. The show hang on these share broked slew split it. It was awkward. And the other thing i had other share. I have the. I don't know to call it that that fleet that fruit you having the In the in the sheer it was broke. So i started my show here and i finish my show like mike reiss these so s so and he because it is sometimes live shows are long you you need to be comfortable. The share east for sure Something that is also important.
Val Demings Launches Florida Senate Bid to Unseat Marco Rubio
"Congresswoman, Democrat Val Demings of Florida has her sights set on the U. S. Senate. Demming said today she's ready to challenge Republican Senator Marco Rubio next
Val Demings Announces Senate Run Against Marco Rubio
"Florida's Senate race is already heating up with a high profile House Democrat joining a crowded field, Florida congresswoman Val Demings formally announces her challenge to GOP Senator Marco Rubio when you grow up in the south, poor, black and female You have to have faith in progress, an opportunity from her video posted online. She's a former Orlando police chief and impeachment manager in the first Democratic attempt to remove President Trump from office. Two term incumbent Marco Rubio posts to reply. Look, I've always known that my opponent for the Senate was going to be a far left liberal Democrat. Today. We just found out which one of them Chuck Schumer's picked former President Trump is already glowingly endorsing Rubio
S6 E12 - This is how to get (financially) healthy
"Your housing your food your transportation and then medical and absolute necessities so if you have prescriptions or you've had doctor's appointments or you absolutely have to have daycare because you don't have family or friends that can watch and you have to pay for daycare. Those are absolute necessities. Everything else is extra fluff lifestyle spending. So when you're going through and figuring everything out these four things need to be taken care of welcome to another episode of the we serve now. What podcast the show. Where i do my best to answer the questions veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life your best life. My name is aaron perkins. I'm a us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Daddy to amazing kiddos. I'm the author of the resolve book and that is a step by step guide. That takes you the veteran through a process of rediscovering. Your life's purpose. After you left the military. And i gotta tell you i have so been looking forward to today's episode because my special guest is here to talk about something that matters to every single one of us is topic money. My guest today is quite boss. Marco is a twelve year navy veteran who deployed in support of operation enduring freedom. He got out got his bachelor of science. Degree started a side gig as a financial coach in two thousand sixteen while working in the nonprofit industry in didn't take marco long to realize that he was struggling with a lot of the same financial issues as the people. He was trying to help so in an attempt to fix his own struggles. Marco applied business cash flow principles to his own finances with an eighteen months. He added nearly one hundred thousand dollars to his net worth and his skills are skills that anyone can use. Marco now has his own financial consulting business. Called live like others. can't marco. it is so good to have you on the show today. Welcome to we serve now. What a thanks for having me on. It's pleasure to be here to serve all the rest of the veterans. They're listening absolutely man absolutely. Been looking forward to have you on the show. So what just take a few minutes and introduce yourself. Tell us a little bit of your back story how you got here. Well you covered a lot of it which was great but like it said so. I served twelve years of military. And when i got out i had a mountain of debt. I think it was like sixty thousand dollars in debt. When i left active duty was going to school got my bachelor business management and when moved down to florida a job. They're kinda help me pay down some more of The debt that ended up having once i got back from afghanistan. 'cause so side note. I went to afghan volunteer to to afghanistan to pay off my consumer debt and paid off the debt and then had a ton of money when i got back and did some investments that were really great but the problem was is. I didn't change my spending habits and some other habits. That i had that were really ingrained so i ended up building up that data again and was down in florida before i moved back home to ohio i ended up with like it probably about another twenty grand worth of debt when i moved back home and i was like said twenty twenty sixteen. I started looking at my personal finances. I got married in two thousand fifteen and after a year of trying to manage to all that we finally got everything into really like one pot start applying the business finance principles to my own personal finances and when i first started i was negative. Twenty five thousand dollars in my net worth so because all everything and i still wanna own twenty five thousand dollars so when i started applying some of those principles and turned it around and it was like oh my gosh in eighteen months be able to get to seventy five thousand and net worth. It was not so. I started taking some of those same principles and teaching some people. I knew some friends. And it's like okay. I really got something here but was really interesting. Is that these same principles basic math principles but these are the same things that have teaching the low income. People that for the nonprofit that i was working at so is really crazy that. There's so much parallel. The only difference is that my mistakes were spectacular because there is a larger amount of income to work with so it's it's really interesting the mindset that we don't teach so i that's what it was like. Okay there's a group of people working in the nonprofit world and the rule low income side of things. There's a whole support system around that but there's very few supports for this this middle class. The wealthy know how to do it. The low income have a ton of support. And when you're trying to make that transition to from low income or even the lower middle-class into an upper middle class even making that transition if you don't have some the fundamentals You're never gonna make it or it's gonna take forever by the time you retire like oh okay now i get. It would have been great thirty years ago. Sure so that's why i got into. That's what i got into being a coach. Cool man all right. So so the first question i have for you is it. It's a simple one. But i think it's one of those things that needs to be addressed because a lot of us find ourselves in a situation where we think that our finances are kind of like a bygone conclusion. You know i grew up in poverty. You know song going to stay in poverty. And so i don't even think about i. Just go through the motions. I you know. I get the car loan. I get credit cards. I get in debt. You know i do all these sayings in. I'm not really focused on my financial health right so when it comes to finances why should i even care. How big of a deal is it. Well i would have to say just starting out. It's actually perfect timing because this last year taught all of us. I mean how many people lost their jobs or were furloughed or laid off and maybe two never even get them back. It can come at any time. And if you're not prepared for it is what a lot of people don't realize is that when they signed their name for alone they're trading future time for something right now and it takes a special type of person to be an entrepreneur to be to be able to go out and create wealth but the majority of americans work for their money as opposed to creating their money. If that makes sense and there's nothing wrong with that. There's nothing wrong going to work and and working a nine to five job you can be in everyday millionaire working a nine to five job you can. It's entirely possible but it's just. It's really crazy that when when wrenches thrown into it that we lose traction so fast if thing was like bank rate. It's on the ads that you've been running for me so it's six hundred ten. Ten people don't budget seven ten barely budget. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck. It's it's crazy as stupid number. Eighty percent of the people in the us are living paycheck to paycheck. That's nuts. That really is so eight out of ten people living paycheck to paycheck. Just you know if if you miss a paycheck or like you just mentioned you lose your job because of whatever reason pandemic or anything else. It's a huge impact. Not just. I don't know how i'm gonna pay bills for the next couple of weeks but it can like really really set you back. I think it's a perfect setup to talk about. What you just mentioned budgeting a little bit right. A lot of people don't budget so let's say for example. I know what a budget is. You know i've heard the term of. I've seen it on the news talk about but i've never tried it for me and for my family. Can you give us an insight into that. Like where do you even get started. Well sure an you can do a search on the internet for how i do a budget and almost all of them are going to give you the first piece of bad advice that you will ever hear when it comes to budgeting track your expenses for the next month. No you don't have to track your expenses for the next month. You know why because what you do. This month is the exact same thing he did last month. Just pull your bank statements. Look at your bank statements. That will is a great snapshot of your personal financial behavior and what your lifestyle choices are and when you take a look at that then you've got you've got gotta place all of those into a it or as we'll talk a little bit here a of a wall for foundation. There are four things that you have to take care of everything else is fluff and you can create whatever whatever other buckets you wine or i mean flake from an accounting. Were coming perspective. These are lineups okay. So you've got you've got your income and your expenses and then your expenses or all of your line break it down and then it breaks down even further when you file your taxes so every category that you make is a line item but there's four that are super important. Four and a lot of the times people tried to budget everything and they say okay budget down every last dollar and even the even the dollars that you're gonna put into savings if you don't have a good foundation to take care of the basic things that you need to have. It doesn't matter what you put into savings. It doesn't matter what what you spend on clothes. It doesn't excuse me it doesn't matter what what extra expenses and entertainment things that you wanna do. You've got to have these four things. Take care of i and what's interesting about them. Is it lines up. Perfectly with maslow's hierarchy and i'll leave it at that for further on all right so talk to us a little bit more about the four walls right. You mentioned the four walls and you know unite chatted about these a little bit before we go kind of hit the record button here as we were preparing for the show but that i'd never heard that term before the four walls. Can you explain like what those four walls are shirt. A quick back story on on the four walls. Is that if you do any personal financial searching on the internet. You're probably gonna come across the name. Dave ramsey dave ramsey. Oh yes some guy of phenomenal mindset really. Is there some things. Because i'm a business guy. There's some things that i can't entirely subscribe to because for me personally. There is some good debt. Because i'm a business guy. I used other people's money to make more money for my business. So that i can go ahead and potentially hire somebody in sure. Grow the economy that right right so for me. There is some good data. But from dave ramsey's perspective. There's no debt is good so the four walls are the four basic things that you need to survive. And when i say talking about maslow's hierarchy the bottom two levels of maslow's hierarchy pyramid are psychological and safety and that deals with food shelter and essentially money and i clued transportation in that because you need transportation get to and from work sir so the four walls are actually order. I it's it's your housing your food your transportation and then i. I don't like saying catch off for this last one but medical and other absolute necessities. So if you have prescriptions or you've had doctor's appointments or you absolutely have to have daycare 'cause you don't have family or friends that can watch and you have to pay for daycare. Those are absolute necessities. Everything else is extra fluff lifestyle. Spending this is still considered lifestyle spending as well but this is your baseline lifestyle. So when you're going through and figuring everything out these four things need to be taken care of and as you're going through the math and figure out okay. I'm not bringing in enough to cover the us basic four things. you're living to lavishly. You have played into the game of catching up with the joneses. You're trying to find too many influencers and live like them and showcase to the world. What all the amount of debt that you're bringing on is essentially what you're showcasing. You're not living the good life you're actually living a really crappy life. So that's kind of the premise of the four walls. And it when. I didn't really know that term when i first started doing my own budgeting but i realize kay. I've got regular monthly expenses that i always have to pay out have to pay my mortgage. I always have to pay the insurance. I always have to put gas in my car. Food on the table and a couple of medications and and some clothes. Those are the things that always spend money on every single month. What's fantastic about that is because it is you have the ability to look back over the last twelve months and really identify what your lifestyle is just by those expenses alone. Yeah that's that's interesting and it's it's definitely a a i won't say it's that different but it's definitely different than like you said what a lot of folks are gonna find when they do that. Google search for when they do that duck go search right on the internet of. Hey how do. I do a budget you know. What are the first things. I i should consider and and using hierarchy of needs and for those who are familiar with it. This basically just a pyramid that that stacks from bottom to top the needs. Every person has basic needs like markos already talked about psychological needs and then tops off. Self-fulfilment needs achieving your full potential including creative activities. And things like that. But with the four walls i know. They're all critical right but is one more important than the other. Is that the all really really for lack of a better term foundational for your financial health. They all are foundational. But dave will argue. And i kinda back this little bit. Is that if you have a choice between spending money on your electric bill and spending money on food you buy food and you can work with the company to to keep your electricity on food. Would probably the be the highest priority. Next would be your housing so everything that's involved with your housing your mortgage your mortgage. Iran's your utilities and then transportation would be third because there are things that you can do if you're spending too much on transportation. There's things that you can do to to lower those expenses but we can get into that little bit and then obviously medical. Now it's it'd be a toss up then if you've got to take medications or you need food a well. Okay then yeah but but at the same time. If the majority americans being healthy and not needing a whole lot of medications food would be the top priority so food station and then the other necessities sure sure so that so that kind of helps me prioritize as far as you know if i do find myself in a situation like I don't know what i'm going to you know. I only have so much money this month. And i can't pay whatever this one bill. Is you know kind of helps me. Prioritize food housing transportation medical. You know and then if it's more detailed it's down to the really really fine details of a few dollars here versus a few dollars here then. I think that's something you really just sit down like. If it's if it's you by yourself you just make the best decision right an absolutely. If it's you with your family you know you sit down with your spouse and or with your partner and you you talk about it like what do we want to do this month to make ends meet well and and i would say to that the amount of people who actually don't realize where their money's going is phenomenal so he say eighty percents living paycheck to paycheck. I would say one hundred percent of that. Eighty percent have no idea whether money's going and they don't realize that they probably have enough coming in to cover these four walls and then some that the problem comes is when they make all of the additional lifestyle choices and then they're like oh. I don't have enough money for food while it's because they just bought a thousand dollar iphone. So i mean like i know that's really rudimentary example. Because most people are buying their phones on the month to month plan that they put on that they tacked onto your bill which side note really crazy. I was trying to buy a new phone for my wife. No cellphone store will let me pay full price outright for the phone. They forced me to put it onto a monthly plan. Really i is crazy not i was like. I've got nine hundred dollars. That i'm gonna pay you right now and they don't want it. They want it on the monthly plan. So what's funny is so my family. We are an android family. Okay we've always been. We've never gotten into the iphones. You know my daughter. She's a teenager now. So she's kind of leading me toward the iphone but we've always been an android family and for the past few years. I have bought all of our phones directly from samsung. I don't know if you can do that with apple or not if it has to be carrier specific and you have to do over a month to month plan but if i go to samsung dot com. I can just buy that phone outright. I couldn't yeah. I basically i swipe my card more or less you know and you type in my numbers. He and then a couple of days i get new phone on my on my doorstep and so have to remember that for my wife because she's a samsung guy. I'm an iphone. Yeah for sure and so we when we started doing that. We've been with our with our carrier for. I don't know five six seven years now and so we're not really planning on leaving and going to another carrier. But i do get the unlocked phones just in case i need to right and so and so it is really nice to just be able to swipe their credit card and be like. Hey here you go. Here's all the money up front. I don't have to worry about that That money coming out every month right so off that sidetrack for second sorry about that it was just. It was really crazy when i was trying to do that. I couldn't believe that is crazy for phone. So why things that. When when i sit down with somebody and i'm going through this. Is that a lot of people. Don't realize all of the essentially the line items within each of these categories so under housing. There's a couple of lines you've got your mortgage or your rent which includes particularly if you have a mortgage. It also
Legendary Duke Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski to Retire After Next Season
"Of the winningest coach in college basketball history, Duke announced Wednesday. Men's basketball head coach Mike she she s key is retiring and next season will be his final year. Junior Alison Spears is sad, but respects his decision. I love Coach K and I think the whole student body does so, but I mean, it's his decision and I respect it. Definitely. I think that's kind of a common consensus as well. Chesky has been coaching basketball for 46 years, first at West Point, and then it Duke since 1980 During that time, he's amassed an NC double a record 1170 wins. Marco Malard
Mass Shooting Leaves 8 Dead at Rail Yard in San Jose, CA
"Rail rail yard yard in in San San Jose. Jose. We We get get the the latest latest in in a a special special report report from from ABC ABC News. News. Multiple Multiple people people are are dead dead multiple people injured after a shooting at a transit facility in San Jose, California. Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputy Russell Davis right now with numbers I can confirm with you at this point that there are eight victims better to see such a point. There's one suspect that it was supposed to be an exciting day for the Valley Transit Authority as it was announcing increased capacity on its services as things improve from the pandemic, but Now it is dealing with this shooting. ABC is Jason Nathan Sin has more multiple 911 calls, saying shots fired around 6 30 this morning in San Jose, California deputies showed up to the scene. And learn that there are multiple victims that were shot. Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputy Russell Davis says. The shooting happened at the Valley Transportation Authority Rail yard, where they work on public transit trains and Busses. The Vita tweeted that as a result of the shooting light rail service is being shut down, and there remains an active investigation at the site on Marco Malard ABC News Suo six days
S6 E11 - This is what it's like living with someone with PTSD. . . - Full Episode
"All right you ready. I actually hit record this time here. We go so in the most recent episode of the podcast season six episode ten. I sat down with my wife patricia. I talked to her about the challenges. She has faced in dealing with multiple mental health diagnoses over the years and right after we published that episode. We received an excellent recommendation from a listener. Asking us to tackle the topic of what it's like living with someone with ptsd. And i think patricia. And i are uniquely suited to tackle this since both of us. Have this diagnosis in in. Its for completely different reasons. This episode is going to be an unfiltered. Look at what. It's like to live with someone with post traumatic stress disorder and by way of introduction. This is the we served now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life. Your best life money erin perkins. I'm a. us army combat veteran daddy to two amazing kiddos host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today again by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome back to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here. Well good good so it's been a couple weeks right and last time we talked about the treatments. You're getting and things like that for depression. Talk to us a little bit before. We're gonna dive into the. Ptsd topic talked us a little bit. About how those are going those are going. I'm not going to be very honest. they're painful. I think Winning expecting almost a miracle. I mean you you let somebody shock your head for twenty minutes a day. You expect something but it's actually made my depression a little worse. They said that's normal. It can get worse before it gets better. So actually they're going to re map tomorrow and see if there's a different place. They need to put the magnet. But i think it's gonna go all right. Yeah we hope we hope and pray as well trained for this for that. This works in putting you through a lot of distress but like you said pain to try to to address the depression right. And so that's that's just one part of what can be a result of ptsd another city but the actually brit really brings up our our first thing to talk about is. Let's talk about ptsd a little bit. What it is. And how. I understand it. How do you understand. ptsd how. I understand it is. I mean we all know it stands for post traumatic stress disorder and that can be from your childhood from your teen years from adulthood. Something you went through something. You saw something you experienced. That was just traumatic for you. And i know that it can you know make you. Have you know nightmares it. Can you know how you can have memories of that trauma and then you avoid situations that you know make you think of that trauma and you know a lot of even soldiers you know. They get like hyper vigilant. You know because of how it makes them feel and it can call anxiety and depression as well. I think the hyper vigilance was one of the i. I realize that i that something was wrong right. I knew i had a lot of anger in. I was like i don't know why angry like i'm i'm not in the army anymore. I thought you the anger was just part of just being in the army. You're just mad something every day. And so i thought that it would go away and it didn't in fact he got worse and it. Was that hyper vigilance piece. I always felt. I still do. But i always felt ready. This constant state of readiness hyper vigilant. That's one of the behavioral parts because there's behavioral parts psychological mood in general sleep. And then you know it you can break them all down like you know behavioral is like you know you feel agitated or irritable or hof style or hyper vigilant like you were saying or you know you start doing self destructive things like you know. Drugs are becoming an alcoholic or or if he just completely isolate yourself. That's me raise my hand right there myself psychological as you know flashbacks which i don't have those fear that comes from nowhere severe anxiety failure to trust other people. Because you don't know what's going to happen the mood part of it. You know you lose interest or pleasure in doing stuff that you used to enjoy doing right or you feel like the severe guilt or you are incredibly lonely like you have tons of people around you. You have a family that loves you but you are so lonely and it messes with your sleep. It can cause you to sleep too much. Not enough to have horrific nightmares and a lot of people have detachment from other people and like intrusive thoughts that they just can't get rid of you know that you know. They go through their day and i guess to some other people they might look like legitimate list crazy but they just have these constant like thoughts and some people have to talk it out. You know there's so many parts to ptsd. yeah. I think that's one of the challenges with even realizing that you might have it right because there's so many parts to it. Depression anxiety intrusive thoughts avoiding situations. Not sleeping sleeping too much having horrific nightmares having too much emotion having no emotion at all. There's so many things and so what i was told. People especially veterans is if if something feels off. Don't try to figure out if you have. Ptsd anxiety or depression go to mental health right and talk to the professional about it and let them figure out whether you use the va or you go out to out to in the civilian sector. You go get it checked out. Because there's there's nothing that's not going to hurt you to go get it checked out right and that was a question that i was going to ask you. Is you know like when did you realize you had ptsd. I think it was what year wise was twenty seventeen. I got out and twenty. Fourteen of twenty seventeen anger progressively got worse. The hyper vigilance. And what. I say hyper vigilance. I i don't mean just like you know on edge all the time and i guess that was part of it but for me it was this feeling like i'm about to go into a fight like just ready like i mean you know kind of like almost kind of like a sprinter would be at the starting line. Okay here we go all right. I'm ready. i'm ready and it was like that all the time. That sounds exhausting. It is it really really is it took i say i want to say it took a long time to get past that but truth is i'm up past that no the pd. Has these not a broken limb. You know you can't cast on it and wait six weeks and go back and get the cast off and you're good to go. No i mean people can't get past it it's it. There are stories of people who you know they had. Ptsd and to you know after a few months few years depending on situation you can't get past. It depends on the person. I think it's post traumatic growth right where you know after your trauma you become a stronger person. A bigger percent better person. I don't know if i would. I would say that people ever get over their trauma. They just they build one right in that instead of letting the letting it crush them they use it to to fuel becoming a better person in the end and the thing is it's not always a choice. I don't think this is my opinion right. I don't think it's always a choice whether you get to say like oh. I'm past the worst part of my ptsd. And i'm only headed for post traumatic growth now. I don't even think i've heard that term post traumatic growth. So i don't know. If i would be i don't know if my opinion i mean i hope that's a real thing Veteran futterman talk to me. One time so you're doing it basically you're doing to post traumatic growth thing like you like you know you start a company like you've got a great career you've got a great family you know you've got a beautiful home cars dog you've got all this stuff going for you you're doing life right you're in your a great church like you're doing all these things right and hosting this podcast you're getting so much stuff done okay and i'm like okay cool why don't it feel better yeah really i'm like okay. We'll see if this post traumatic growth. I number one. i'm happy i'm growing. I'm happy growing getting better. getting smarter. Faster stronger whatever it is. I'm happy about that part but like it is this like is post traumatic growth a destination or is it just this constantly journey. Yeah i think it's a journey in. It reminds me of what we heard in church on sunday about walking wounded. And that's what that means is like. Es your wounded mentally sometimes physically but you know ptsd is a mental disorder and your your wounded mentally but you continue to walk. Wounded is when you stop that. There's no growth And so the post traumatic growth is continuing to walk. Even though you're wounded i love. Obviously you we're in the same service. Same church service right and we were both talking about how great it was so we can ask each other. This question okay. What's it like living with me especially within. What's it like living with me. Especially when i'm experiencing some sort of triggering episode so you mentioned 2017 when you first realized that you had p. Tst then it was. You're angry and you know we tried to give you a little bit of space and like you know. Let you breathe calm down. But i think i think you have grown because now you take that space for yourself. You're like i'm going to go run or i'm going to take the dog and we're going to go hike for a few hours. I think that you know living with you. I've able to watch you grow. And and learn how coping mechanisms coping skills. And i think with. Ptsd you have to learn. Those people might not always understand them like. I'm not hiking ninety degree weather with a dog. It's not happening but three you that works that would trigger trigger something not. Ptsd that would trigger anger. It has nothing to do with. Ptsd you you. You've joined small groups that you guys run and you know for exercise in general for you just really helps you a lot of that. Is you know twenty seventeen. We had just moved to alabama and things weren't going the way we wanted them to and life was just really stressful right. And you hadn't even been diagnosed yet. sure sure. So you've you've grown okay. So i don't even ask this question. What do you like living with me. It's amazing it's amazing. I love it. Let next question experiencing some sort of triggering episode. Well i've told you this before but as a man as a husband i feel. It's my duty my job to keep you happy. You know and so a lot of times i think. Ptsd manifests itself in your life as overwhelming depression and crippling anxiety right. And there's not a single thing i can do about it so for me. It's not that living with you is better or worse. Y you know with a triggering episode. It's that my hands are tied right. And so i think it's super frustrating. Because i'm like. I see a problem my wife is in. It's not just unhappy. You know it's like she. Has this a legitimate mental diagnosis. A mental condition that. I can't do anything to fix Frankly doctors can't do anything to fix every single part of that right and that conversation we've had many times because you're like i just want to fix it and i'm like doctors i have and they can't fix it. Release yourself up that burden. You can't fix it and that is so tough as a man who says you know what i'm here to lead my family my wife and my kids and you know kind of you know take charge and we're going to go tackle life together and that is so appreciated but sometimes you just got. It's true it's true like it's nothing you can do. Well that's not true. Okay that's not true space. Give me space. You know like like you did tonight. I had that treatment today and it made me sick today. I was actually really upset stomach today. And i'm just chilling in the bedroom lennon bed phone and you just made dinner that i did that helped i did. I logged off my computer at work and went and made dinner. It was amazing. I don't know if the dinner was amazing. But it's good good good so coming up after the break tricia and i are going to ask each other one more question. We're going to ask this question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has. Ptsd and we're gonna share several takeaways with you. Stay with us. Many americans today don't realize the stress and anxiety they feel is most likely because of their finances according to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill that will significantly reduce your stress anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right and we are back and as promised. We're going to talk about ptsd or would keep talking about ptsd right but the question that we have for each other. Do you wanna ask it. I want me to go go ahead. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I wrote this question. I still think it's a tough question you know i would not wish. Ptsd on anyone true. I'll start with that so with that in mind. What the good that has come out of it. It helps me to understand other people abso win. I hear about a veteran struggling with. Ptsd or a a veteran's family member or or family member or friend who is struggling with ptsd. I'm like i get it. I know how you feel. I completely understand and so for me. It's if there's anything good. It's that i can better relate to people who are going through the same frustration and anguish and honestly emotional pain when they see their loved one going through this right and i know not everyone copes. Well that's true and so this question might be difficult for some other. Some people listening you know like they're their loved when ptsd is raging alcoholic. Who's angry all the time. In what would you tell that person. That's an even to that. That in itself is even tougher. I think what. I would be telling that person is i. Can't i cannot tell you what you should be experiencing if you're living with someone with ptsd and you're like you know my spouses a raging alcoholic as a result of pd. St how do i find good in that. I can't tell you what good you should find. I i'm in no place to tell you that the only thing i can do is point you to the one that is jesus christ the principe who can give you peace in the situation and and the bible even says you know piece that passes all understanding basically piece. That doesn't make sense. So i can't tell you. This is what you should be feeling. This is what you should be experiencing. But i can recommend you to eat a formula so to speak of how to live better in that situation right and and i would add onto that to a more. You know just. I don't know. Do we say worldly. Come that. Try to under try to understand. Don't don't try to fix but like research. See how you can help your one with ptsd. Because i think not. Understanding is a part of the problem right for years i had. Ptsd and you did not. You didn't understand it in in mind would manifest in depression anxiety in the soldier new said just go exercise pushups drink water burpee strength water and i'm like you so don't get it and it was true i didn't you act totally asked you to research it to better understand it and you you did better understand it but now that you have experienced for yourself it's completely different really it. It really really is just just so different when you experience it for yourself. So i'll ask you the same question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I think it teaches you. How similar to what you said compassion. I mean i've always had a big heart. And i think it's because it's been broken a lot and you don't hurt anybody else because you know what that feels like you know you have more compassion. Because you know what it's like to fill abandoned or left out or or or thrown away so you're not gonna do that to anybody because if you're not a monster you're not gonna do that because you know what that feels like me and so i have probably too much compassion. My heart's honestly probably isn't too big for people. There are worse things that people not for pets. But that's a whole different. That's a big for people. Pets you can have one. That's my ocd. Am sorry that's okay. But yeah i would say me. It's compassionate and i've seen more compassionate you as well 'cause i was saying earlier when you didn't understand it you just dislike. Oh burpee and water. But now you're like. Do you want to go take a nap. You need to lay down like there's way more compassion than there was before so if if anything good can come out of such a horrific diagnosis like ptsd. I mean if you can just you know. Be patient and be kind. You can learn compassion. Sure yeah that's a really good point. So that's it for the questions right now. We honestly united had these types of conversations for year really really long time and and this is just another one of those conversations of how to how to live with someone with ptsd. What it's really like. i. I'm going to go out on a limb here. What's the worst part about living with someone with. Ptsd not knowing how they're gonna react something and so you know there's times when not recently but you know there were times i'm like oh i don't know if i want to tell him this 'cause i don't know how he's gonna react. I don't know where he's at today. You know mentally like you know. He's already got a lot on his plate. I'm kinda it's almost like an egg shells kind of thing like the. You wanna be really careful. You know so so those can be a little. And i'm sure i'm the same way i'm sure you and the kids stay away. Well i think for me and maybe for the kiddos too. I don't know but for me. It's the the worst part you know other other than the obvious of you. Know seeing my spouse going through this right but you know how it how it affects. Your frustrates me is the inability to plan. I love planning. I'm like okay. What are we going to do tomorrow. Six weeks from now five years from now and like i don't know win and might depression depression. Yeah and you're going to be like. Oh sorry man like as much as you would love to go do that. Depression is just crushed. You for that day or week or i mean there are many many times to. I'm going to say through the years that i've pushed myself. You know because. I i wanna do fun things at the family like you know. I think a lot of people feel that way. Like yeah wanna goaded disneyworld and make memories you know and you feel like that that depression creep over you and you just got to push through it as hard as it is. You just gotta you can't quit. You got to keep moving gonna walk wounded speaking of which so i know we. We referenced. The walk wounded message right. So so for those of you. Who don't know this was a message from church. The highlands with A great jura tear in this region of the country. One of the biggest in the nation as i recall got twenty plus camp twenty two twenty. Three i don't even know now. We got a bunch of campuses anyway. The the one of the pastors nikon carter. He spoke any told the story about a guy that will testament by the name of jacob who ends up wrestling with this angel and this angel as he's wrestling with jacob he he knocks jacobs jacobs hip out of socket right but jacob keeps wrestling. He's like hey. I am not going to let you go until you bless me. And so he. He eventually wins the wrestling match. The angel blesses him. And then jacob has to go meet his brother. There's whole back did this to me his brother and as he's going to meet his brother he's limping like crazy. And so even though the angels blessed and basically god putting his hand on him and saying hey like i you know i i love you. I approve of what you're doing. You know i'm blessing right now. Even though god did that he didn't heal him completely soup but jacob still had to keep moving and he had to walk wounded. Right into put in real world speak is like yeah. You can have blessings you can have all these great things in life you can have money. Houses cars land lakes pools vacation homes. But that doesn't mean you're not going to have wounds right from other people from yourself from life itself. Ptsd is usually a a life itself kind of thing so what you gotta keep walking for. Sure for sure so what's another takeaway back to. What we're saying is be patient and educate yourself. If you want to help your spouse or even yourself like okay like read just read read. How other people are doing it and that have been successful and and see how it actually manifests in your own life. Because just saying it's ptsd. I bet there some other things surrounding it that maybe you don't even know. And so educate yourself and be patient with yourself and your spouse if it's your spouse right right and somebody said this is another great takeaway. Here is give your spouse space if your spouse was the one who has the. Ptsd right give them the space they need. I will say that with the caveat if you believe. They are in danger of hurting themselves. Get the appropriate help. Absolutely this is not the your spouse said. Hey i'm gonna take my own life and then you say okay one. That's giving them space. No no no. That's not a time when you need to give them space. That's a time when there needs to be an intervention right. You know so when we're talking to give give your spouse space. it's you patricia. Saying yeah take your dog for hike. Its ninety degrees. go ahead. i'm not with you. I'll be in the pool right. Yeah right yeah gopher run go go do something to to just relax to take that. Take the edge off so to speak. Then so give your spouse space. I think is a really really great takeaway there so anything else any other takeaways. We should share with our audience today. I don't know. I think we've covered it. I mean just to walk wounded. Hold their hand while they're walking did. Oh may that's the that'll pre treat there. that's good. That is so good well patricia again. So much for coming on the show really really appreciate. I know you didn't feel great today but you muscled through it and i'm so so glad you did. I know our listeners grew be happy as well and obviously on this show. We ask a lot of questions that we do our best to answer a lot of questions and we all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this. Have i accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ will thank you so much for listening. 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A highlight from S6 E10 - Real Conversations on Mental Health (w/ Special Guest: Patricia Perkins)
"May is mental health awareness month. And i felt it only right to release an episode focusing on the topic of mental health. Now if you've listened to the podcast for any length of time you've no doubt heard me talk about my own struggles with ptsd depression and mon experiences. Not all that uncommon in the veteran community. What you don't often hear though is from the veteran's spouse and on today's episode. I get to sit down with my wife patricia. As she shares the story of her own emotional journey with mental health diagnoses medications. Hospital stays and a whole lot more. This is the we serve now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life your best life by way of introduction my name is aaron perkins i am a us army combat veteran daddy to amazing kiddos. Host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here excited to talk about a subject that i'm passionate about. Yeah absolutely absolutely well. Great to have you here. I'm i'm incredibly happy that you agreed to be on the show. Usually it is me saying. Hey i'm going to be recording tonight. So if you you and the kids can kind of keep it down a little bit and but really really grateful that you here today. So today was one of many days where you're going through this. I don't know call procedure or treatment treatment. Okay so so. Obviously i went with you. Today is able to accompany you to that treatment and it specifically four depression right and so start with today. Let's start with today in a kind of what happened today. And what the treatment is. And let's start there. Sure okay so. The treatment is called. Tm s it means trans cranial magnetic stimulation menendez Treatment that oddly. Enough stimulates your brain. It's post what is supposed to do is to help the neurotransmitters talk to each other better and it is usually reserved for someone who's tried a few different types of medication for depression but it also helps with like anxiety. Ocd and sometimes even physical pain. Okay so so so. This is not a it. Sounds like it's a noninvasive. It's not a surgery type of thing so basically the way they explain it. It's like electromagnetic therapy. Where like in the old days where they would maybe cut. Open your head and maybe electric your brain things like that but this obviously they're not doing that. You can sit down in this chair. It's kind of like the big dentist chair. They strap you all in and they put this big magnet next to your head in a certain spot at a certain level. It's already been determined by your doctor and it made me last twenty minutes. And then you're you're on your way okay. So is that it's not obviously. I know this right before listeners. This is not like a one time thing. This is one of how many treatments you have to get. Okay so today was off my fourth treatment and i think if i did the math right i have at least thirty three more to go. So it's over a nine week period and because of where we live. I have to drive basically an hour and a half to get there. And then i'm there for fifteen to twenty minutes in the drive an hour and a half and and yeah i i definitely know that. That part in itself is frustrating. The drive so let's go back a little bit now so you're having this it might not be invasive but stewart pretty extreme treatment of kind of remapping your brain right yes. It's it's had some side effects already some some anger some tiredness Brain fog lightheadedness. The way the only way. I can explain it. It's like there's a big garden with a huge gate and there's all these locks and each treatment seems to slowly work open a new lock and then hopefully by the end all the locks will be open and king come open and i can be free of depression anxiety. I don't know if that's going to happen. I have faith that it can happen so hopefully it does happen. You me both you both so so take us back a little bit. How did you get to this point. You know obviously you. Have you know some sort of depression or anxiety or whatever take us back to diagnoses and that sort of thing so i i got diagnosed probably sixteen years ago like actual clinical diagnosis of major depressive disorder and house have severe anxiety. I have d. c. Ptsd so what is so ptsd. I know what is cd. Basically childhood post traumatic stress disorder. And then i have. Ocd okay so so ptsd. Veteran community intimately familiar with cps d c p s de. It is then the so. How did that come about. I mean this this is like you know really getting into the nitty gritty of it a little bit but i had parent you know. I had parents that. They weren't believers not that that makes you any less of a good parent but they were involved with things that they shouldn't have been involved with and they didn't have a good relationship with one another so that meant a very rocky relationship with their children and so without getting into too much and making people uncomfortable. This is a really bad childhood really bad and even in my teenage years there was some other stuff that was really bad. So just you know things that people don't really think about as being post traumatic stress disorder. I've heard other people say. How can you even have that. You weren't a soldier. Well that's not reserved for soldiers or servicemen period. Post traumatic stress can happen after a car accident after your home gets broken into after a traumatic. Any traumatic experience you can. Pdf st right right so so with depression. You were diagnosed. She said sixteen years ago crack and so did the anxiety diagnosis. Come along with that or out of that will work. It was shortly after. I think they at i thought maybe it was just really bad depression and they realized that it was both mint so they started treatment to different treatments who different medications and over the years between the two just the depression and anxiety. I know i've had over sixteen or seventeen medications and sixteen or seventeen. I didn't know there were that many others time for i mean i know. There's a lot of medications out there right. But most i know i i'm gonna go out on a limb here and say most people when they're struggling with anxiety depression or even if they do have a legitimate diagnosis of anxiety. Depression or both. It's okay let me go get this. Let me go try it. You know and then if that doesn't work maybe they go try something else but sixteen or seventeen that that just sounds like an extreme number is sensitive to medications and so what may work for a lot of people. Just doesn't seem to work for me. Or i ended up being allergic to it but i will say that i did. This test called a g. e. n. e. s. t. and it's a dna test and that's something that you're psychiatrists can do for you. There is a cost involved but it will tell you which medications and you know. They're all different classes. Work for your dna type so you have a red section and you should stay away from those. You have a yellow section. That may help. And then you have. A green section is more likely to help with your dna type so that can help a lot of people. Stay away from having to try sixteen or seventeen different medications. Sure sure that that's a really good point. And obviously you. You didn't take that 'til later. Right actually took it last year. Yeah so the break i. I wish i could have taken ten years ago. But i don't think even knew about it and that's another thing i would say. Is you know educate yourself. Don't wait on your doctors to find all the resolutions for you. Like feel free to look and research and bring it up to your doctor. you know. it's a good point. So medication is just one side of the depression anxiety. Ptsd just one side of it before the medication happens. There's something that either. Your doctors realize your families realize or you personally realize something different in me. Something is not working as it's supposed to or it's manifesting in in a certain way and i know that when it comes to ptsd specifically it manifests itself in a lot of different ways. They can manifest itself in anger in inability to focus and chronic pain. In a guilt it can manifest itself in different ways. So let's focus on the. Let's say let's. Let's go with depression right the major depressive disorder. How did that or does that manifest itself in your life. The first time. I realized that i might have an issue with. Depression was actually. I had a really bad episode. After i had caitlin so caitlyn's daughter. Sorry caitlyn's her daughter. Yeah she's fourteen now. After i had her. I was sitting just watching tv. And she was sitting there beside me and her little old bouncy seat. And i actually started having these really dark feelings kind of like oppression and actually that coincided with an anxiety attack as well and actually got rushed to the hospital because they thought i was having a pulmonary. Embolism so they thought that. I had blood clots. I was about to die. You know there was but it was a mixture of depressive episode and anxiety attack which i had never felt before and that really scared me and the doctors were able to put me on medication to help with that. It did not stop it but it did help. Sure sure so what what happens next. You know you're you're on this medication. It's helping look what happens. Is there a point at which you realize. That medication isn't working or isn't working as well as it should. Yeah most doctors will tell you you know. Give it two or three weeks to really get in your system if you don't see any changes or if you see getting worse than you're to want to let us know so that we can adjust or change that medication and over the years. That has happened so often. That i i got to this place and i'll say that it's okay to do this if you need to. Own your closet by yourself and cry for a little while. 'cause you're just overwhelmed and nothing seems to be working and you want so badly to be quote unquote normal. Go have cry. Go eat ice cream or chocolate or something. I don't even care. It's okay to do those things. But i got to this place where i was like. None of this is working. I need something completely different. And i think that's when. I did the insight site testing because most of the medications that i had been put on. Were in my red list more in the list that was for your dna. These are not going to work for you. Oh wow so going through this process and the truth is i didn't even realize this at the time we've been married for fifteen plus years and i knew that kept having different medications tried and you like oh. This is not working but we had no idea why. It's not working until this test. You didn't says hey this might actually work for you Yeah that's that stuff okay. So what about the anxiety piece you know. It started with an executive attack How does that manifest itself or did it manifest itself in your life. So i have an odd anxiety like i have panic. Attacks panic attacks but generally speaking. I'm just anxious and it's like my anxiety and my ocd. Like to just hold hands and frolic through my brain and so what. I'm feeling extremely anxious. I have to clean everything so it's kind of like since i can't control my emotions i can't control what's going on in the world. My brain has to find something that can control and the cleanliness in my house. I can control thankfully because you and the kids are pretty neat people. But i have to do have to be able to do something. Control something to calm down. If i don't do that ended up in the closet crying eating chocolate well like you said. That's okay if you have to do. It's not not not every day but so talked about the depression. Talk about the anxiety. Ptsd how does that manifest itself in your life on a day-to-day basis weekly basis. How how often what does it feel like said the. Ptsd is like a whole different monster. That lives somewhere inside of my person. And the worst episodes i have with. Ptsd is when my children especially caitlyn our daughter when she reaches those age those ages where you've espn we. We had talked about this a little bit today. As we're preparing for the podcast but it was as a recall kind of like the same ages or proxy ages where something traumatic happened in your own childhood right so so then. My brain is like imagine that happening to kaitlin. Imagine that having to our son. Christopher and then it's like this overwhelming like it's not a mama bear feeling is a mama dragon. And it's like i will. I will died to protect but at the same time. It's then there's this the the little girl in me is like. How could my mom have let that happen. How could my dad have let that happen. Where was the the parental. where were they. Why did these things even happened. That i have this trauma but we're all human doing the best. We can now. That i'm older i can. I can look at my pass without being completely angry with my parents because they were just doing their best as well. Sure sure so. We're won't take a break real quick but coming up after the break and now you have a few things that you want to share with our listeners. More as encouragement and continuing the story obviously but also practical steps. Stay with us. Many americans today don't realize the stress and anxiety. They feel is likely because of their finances. According to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like others can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill. That will significantly reduce your stress anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today. Alright so here we are back. Second half of the show here with my wife patricia talking about mental health. And it's okay. She's looking at me right now. She's like oh just made a noise like it's okay. Well we'll cleared up. It's fine and so so anyway so here talking to my wife patricia about mental health and about her own challenges and struggles with it. And so obviously there's no one in your corner so to speak. I mean there's the stigma associated with it but there's also no one kind of coaching. You through this of like okay. Well if this isn't working here's what you do right not currently. I've had counselors in the past. You know and they've we've tried to work through things. I have been the hospital couple of times. And i think there's a lot of people who mean well but it doesn't mean it's going to work for you and so i feel it's important that people understand that if you do have a mental illness. It's okay to research an advocate for yourself. You don't have to wait on a doctor or counselor or someone who you feel like is more intelligent or just because they have letters after their name that they know you better than you do feel free. No not feel free. Please speak for yourself. that's huge. That is so huge. And i think that advocating for yourself is such a critical element of getting the help you need. Because when i think of veterans who are struggling right. You know whether whether it's a physical health or mental health concern. They know themselves like better than anyone else knows them and so when they go to the doctor when i as a veteran go to the doctor i have an obligation to myself right to be as honest and as really a as direct as i can like look. This is the problem. This is how. I'm feeling. I'm here for you to help me fix it right. But then there's the stigma especially in the military community. Where if something isn't working right in your brain you're not working right. Oh absolutely that is the stigma is is really and i think the worst thing about mental health diagnoses today at least in america. If not all over the world it absolutely needs to be normalized that your your brain is an oregon and just like your heart and all your heart muscle but you could knees your liver. If any of those things were failing if they weren't working like they were supposed to have so many people around you. Hey what can i do for you. What can i do for your family. Could i get my blood tested to see if i could be donor. How in the world could make your life better but you hear someone is in a three month depressive episode and they can't even get out of bed. I don't see people lining up with casseroles. I don't know. I don't see that happening. You know if you have to leave an event because you had an anxiety attack there's whispers. There's not help this is strong. It is so strong. And there's a you know within the military there is a fear and i will say rightly so that if you say hey i have this particular mental condition it can potentially impact your career and in the civilian world because well as a mom i if another mom i don't know maybe somebody's going to hear this and maybe they don't want their kids hanging out but as a mom you think. Oh can this person actually take care of my kid. While i'm away or is everything issue going to be too overwhelmed. Is she going to have some kind of attack. That i don okay. If you know somebody like that. Just educate yourself right and know that that person wouldn't take on that responsibility if they didn't feel they could handle it. Yeah absolutely and you know. That's a critical point to is. There is so much misinformation out there about mental health. And you know here's the thing. Hollywood doesn't help and i'm not going to rant. I'm not. I'm not trying to say like oh. Don't make movies about people with mental conditions. You know but there is this you know. The joker movie that just came out with a joaquin phoenix. That's joker yeah. Okay so you know. He obviously has a mental health problem. It looks like severe depression and he turns out to be this mass murderer. Right and so people associate edison. He's bipolar but go ahead. Fair enough fair enough so people associate those mental health conditions with something so extreme that they saw on a screen or read an article. now there are extreme cases. it's true. I mean you can't just say that that. No one is that bad off but there are people that bad off that they're not usually the people who look like they're doing okay. There those the people who are really struggling there are more signs right than than you just meeting them. Like if i just walked up to you and said hi. My name's patricia. Perkin tie you doing. You would never think i had five mental disorders right. You know someone. who's that far gone. You know they're going to be showing signs. Oh yeah absolutely for sure for sure and you know the thing is when it comes to mental health when it comes to you know having a a severe enough level of mental health challenges concerns whatever. You wanna call them. If you don't have an official diagnosis right there are so many. I guess levels is probably the best way to put it of of severity. Because you know like saying. Hey i'm feeling depressed for a couple of weeks is a far cry from major depressive disorder right okay. Yeah may i believe probably should have been a little more research but it would be depressed for at least six months before. It is a clinical diagnosis. And so there's going to be events someone dies. A friend moves away. You have to switch jobs then you could go through a you know a few days or a week of feeling depressed. That's normal. yeah exactly. That's the normal depression. That's not the go quick. It'll medication so you can feel better. That's right it's just a normal life happens and you get down and i've even had people say to me. Well you know you have a lot of stuff. You're very blessed. You have a nice home. You have a great husband. Smart kids you you you have you have you have you have. That has nothing to do. With what my brain is doing. I have the intelligence to know that. I a blessed person a blessed individual but that does not mean that my brain is going to let me enjoy all the time. Yeah that's so true. That is so true. And so i just saw an article earlier today from cnbc said fifty one percent of young americans are struggling with mental health. Fifty one percent. I can believe and i think a lot of that if i can just put in. My personal opinion is social media. I'm sure you constantly see people who are throwing up. There highlight reels on instagram. And some of them still on facebook and then those who are throwing out things on twitter but there you're not getting their whole life you don't read what's actually going on. I mean if people looked at my facebook they would see highlights. Because i want to show the good. I don't want to show the days. I don't wanna get out bed. Showed the days where. I'm like begrudgingly. Driving my kids to school because i have to. I'm an adult to do these things. You don't see those things and especially the generation under us. They're so obsessed with social media that they think that's real life. I mean i have a good life. But it's not insta worthy like everything. I do isn't gonna be popping up on instagram. Because it's not real life right. That's just advertising then like you said it's just highlights right. Yeah and so. I want to go back to the stigma piece for just a minute. Because that's a piece that i'm really passionate about and you know in the military you know being healthy being fit to fight. That's part of the job if you're broken your broken leg unit can't use you to go to war right. You have to get that leg fixed. I if you're broken mentally your unit may not be able to use you to go to war because like there's something wrong with you and like the. The thing is with the stigma. It's okay in you know outside of the military that things that your body or your brain is not working like it's supposed to and i've heard so many veterans so min- countless veterans really be rating their brothers and sisters in arms when they talk about having. Ptsd like your combat. Experience was different than mine. Therefore you don't have ptsd or you can't be depressed or you can't be anxious like you're just whining because you want to get paid from the va. You want the va to take care of you. That's ridiculous it. It really is our veterans out there who just looking for that that extra little bit of money out a month sure. There are but by and large the majority of veterans who who are having the courage to stand up and say. Hey i got something wrong in my brain. It's not working like supposed to. They should be applauded and say you know what that is. Surreal courage that you having right now to go and say i need help. Yes it takes a ton of courage and just in time out of being a military spouse and then my time out of it and interacting with veterans and even people who are still currently serving. They they have these but they don't even know how to say it out loud. They will become an alcoholic. But there's nothing wrong with me. I had no problem with war. Or when they get out of the military you know they get hooked on drugs. Oh in the military didn't affect me very much. I'll have i don't have any. Ptsd that that crazy stuff you know or all of a sudden. They're wife isn't good enough. Their kids aren't good enough and they want to be away from them at all times. They don't want that interaction but they say they're fine because they're afraid to say i might be broken inside and might need some help. So instead of having the courage to say that they are literally ruining their lives in other ways right what alcohol would drugs with breaking up their homes with neglecting their responsibilities. That's may there's so much i want to. I want to fix it right. I want to fix the stigma. Problem wanted but there is no easy way to do it. But i think what we're doing right here is having the conversation for the world to hear that. Look it's not just veterans. It's not just veteran spouses. It's according to that article. Fifty one percent of young americans who are struggling with some sort of mental health condition right regardless of what title you go by better in active duty man woman boy girl. Mental health is no respecter of persons. I'm sorry mental illness right. No you're right and mental health needs. You know it doesn't matter who you are. What are what color you are just like any like. I said any other body part in any other thing. That may need attention. Don't be afraid to give it that attention. Don't be afraid to speak up and speak out. Don't let the stigma hold down. Yeah for sure so from our conversation today. I know we're running up on time. So we're gonna wind this down and you know. Obviously you and. I have talked about this a lot and me in the future. I'm sure we will get you back on the show and talk and talk about about this and how fixing your life especially how the team s treatment is grain because he you know. I'm not afraid to talk about right. My inner demons especially can help somebody else. I feel like i feel like god puts us through situation so that we can help other people and if we can't take the bad and turn it around and help someone than what's it for and i have to have faith that it's it's to help others. Sure sure so. We have alluded to these three big takeaways right like the big takeaways from this episode. We've alluded to them throughout the episode. We've talked about them. We've even said them but remind us remind listeners. What those big three takeaways are from listening to this. I would say the first one is to advocate for yourself like i said. Don't be to research. Don't be afraid to figure out what might work for you. Ask for the jewish site testing. Ask for even if you've been on medication for a long time talking about the s you know there are other ways to go about it than just constantly saying in that cycle of pill after pill after pill with no results there. There is light at the end of the tunnel. So don't be afraid to say. Hey i think this might help me. What do you think. Don't wait on them. The second one i would say is. Don't let the stigma prevent you from seeking help Let's there is nothing wrong with you. If you have mental illness nothing like innately wrong review. You are just a person who is struggling and number three. I would say no that you are not alone like you were saying that article fifty one percent of young americans. This isn't even us. The older americans during these are young americans who were struggling. You're not alone. find group. fine fine started group. It right to you know. Don't don't stay alone either. When you isolate yourself things. Things often get worse so definitely seek out others who may have similar problems going on that you can talk through to to have some sort of accountability with and accountability is huge. It is huge and those are the three big ones. But i wanted to add one more. And it's something that i've done personally and it has to do with what i was talking about with social media and it's so funny because our pastors just said at this sunday delete block. You do not have to look at sally. Suzy sampson's and wish it was yours. Delete her blocking her. If if watching her highlight reel is taking your joy. Delete her if mr man who has it all together all the money all the muscles and the most beautiful wife you've ever seen if that stealing your joy delete him bought him because you need to focus on you and yours is so good. That is so so good so patricia. It is been an amazing conversation with you. I wanna thank you personally. Thank you for your courage to come on the show and talk about not just health in general but your own mental health your own struggles with the diagnoses. You know you've had hospital stays as a result had so many things going your life and so thank you so much for talking about this important topic with us you know. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is. This have accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ and before we go one thing. Patricia wanted me to point out was earlier. she referenced. cpt. St and she called it childhood. Ptsd it is actually complex. Ptsd would she informed me of later in complex. Ptsd is brought about from long term trauma that might be physical emotional sexual abuse own going childhood neglect things like that. It could even be a prisoner of war type of situation that brings about complex. Ptsd so just clarification. There that that was what she was referencing in the second. Half of the episode. You may have heard probably did hear a lot of clicking in the background while that clicking was my burien husky running around on a hardwood floor and unfortunately we can't edit that out he just kind of made a cameo appearance on the podcast so that dog is the way i deal with my ptsd and depression having a pet. It just helps a lot so anyway. Thank you so much for listening. It has been a joy sharing our hearts with you today. Be sure to check us out on social media. We at facebook at courage to fight again. Instagram also occurred to fight again and twitter at courage again and check us out on our website at courage to fight again dot com a whole lot. More resources there well until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
A Masterclass on Leadership With Simon Sinek
"Are. Industry has on from a leadership. Standpoint often been driven by a culture of fear a culture of an. I listened to some of your podcast with marco. Bit sorry recently and you could really get the sense. Of the way marco was trying to shift the culture gucci. Removing all the frames of all of the you know the legacy celebrity black and white photos and really trying to give signals that there is a change coming but not every leader in industry is like margot there are you know. This has traditionally been an industry where people are driven and motivated for fear of failing or for fear of disappointing elite. Or for you know how do how do we as an industry. Or how do we as leaders shift from a culture fear to one. That's coming for more of a a real sense of progress. Well the answer may surprise simple. It is but it's education it's it's you know we don't teach people how to lead when someone's junior in their job. We give them tons of training how to do their job. Some people even get degrees. Whatever that thing is so that they'll be good at their job and we let them shadow more experienced people. You know so. That'll be good at their job. And we give the mentors and all of this training so that they'll be good at their job and if they're really good at their job will promote them and eventually we promote them to a position where they're now responsible responsible for the people who do the job they used to do but we don't teach them how to do that and so we just expect people to know how to lead because they're good at the job that they no longer do which doesn't even make sense and in the case of marco because you brought him up marco's a student of leadership in a senior as he is an accomplished as he is. He reads books about the subject. He articles about the subject talks about the subject. He's a student of leadership. He's constantly trying to improve his own ability to lead and the result is heat learned leadership so he's a very effective and good leader and in the fashion industry in particular. Especially when you're talking about creative minds If we go down that road you have somebody who may have a creativity and they find themselves in a position of leadership through choice of their own. It's because they're the creative genius. We call
S6 E9 - How to identify what you are passionate about
"This is the we served now. What podcast and if you're anything like me you've had a ton of questions after leaving the military and the lack of answers has left you frustrated and probably a little confused. This show is here to help you make sense of the craziness that is post military life so you can turn your post military life into your best life. Money was aaron perkins a. Us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Daddy to amazing kiddos and on this episode of the show. I want to talk to you about identifying your passion in life and how you do that. That's a big question. I think we all have even if we haven't put into so many words like how do identify my passion in life. It's like well aaron. Who are you to talk about identifying passion. Well number one. I've identified my own number two. I developed a process to do just that net processes called the nine line framework which i put into the book called resolve. That is just a step by step guide for you. The veteran to help you to rediscover purpose meaning and you guessed it. Passion in your post military life before i dive into the episode today. I want to take a few minutes until you a little story. I myself love stories. I love hearing them. And i love telling them and this story is really near and dear to my heart because it's about my son. His name is christopher and you may have heard me talk about him on the show before But this story. I've never actually shared on the show because actually just happened about a week or two ago and my son christopher almost twelve years old. he's a normal kid. Not a huge fan of school. Really good in school gets really good grades Does everything well is i. I don't know if i would say popular. But you know people like him he. He's just a normal kid. And he. And i we have this unique Father son relationship. I mean we joke around a lot. We have a very very similar Sense of humor. So we have memes that will share back and forth and that's actually across our entire family that we can laugh at together and everything but this story about his passion for video games. Now you might be thinking well yeah. He's eleven year old boy. eleven year. Old kid boy girl the one but he's eleven year old kid and he loves video games. Yeah what kid doesn't we're here's the thing. He is not just passionate about video games. He is passionate about tech in school and his technical classes studying python programming language. He studying java script and his his his little techy and he loves the technical aspect of it. Well there's this that he has for one of his platforms. And it's called beets saber. You may have heard of it. It's on playstation four for vr. And it's on oculus quest to In fact every year. we're pretty much every year. We get a family gift at christmas and this past year. The family gift that we all could use was the oculus quest to and that is a a virtual reality gaming system. That's fully wireless but the headset on. Hold the controllers and you could just play play games fun and while he has been absolutely just going nuts over this thing having so much fun with it. Well again. this game beats saber. You can create your own levels if you modify the game and there is no right or wrong i should. There is a right or wrong way to do it but there is no manual that you can look at and say okay. This is how you modify find the game. So he gets on discord. he's he finds Some experts who know about modifying the game he chats with him for hours. Some of some of them are as friends he's he's played games with everything and he's talking to them. Like how do i modify this game. What do i need to do. He figures out the programs. He needs to us figures out how to roll the game back to a previous edition. Now he knows how to launch the game with these modifications so he can play his own levels on the game. Keep in mind. This had nothing to do with school this nothing to do with any requirement. This was just something that he wanted to do something that he is naturally gifted at and naturally naturally passionate about and that is that's what that's one of the things i wanna point out here. Today is your passion in life is most likely going to be something that you are naturally geared toward you are naturally good at and maybe even it may even be something that you have spent a lot of time practicing and preparing at and you've spent a lot of time working on developing that skill. It could be anything from woodworking to the medical field to an to. I'm the the passion ideas for your life are virtually endless. But you heard me referenced. The nine line framework earlier. And as i look at this nine line framework. You know again. It's it's this step by step guide. It is the process that helps you rediscover passion in your life after the military. And i look at these these lines in here. These chapters and the storage is told about my son. I can see him in these chapters. I can see how his passion is coming out just in the things that he is naturally doing now in the last episode i mentioned and talked about quite a bit actually line four. Which is what is my personality type. you know. why does it matter. And it's not even so much. Why does it matter. But how does that. Impact me and my passion and my purpose for life. And so i'm going to touch on line for a little bit today but i want to give you some examples from line five later in the show about discovering that passion in your life but line four again i used sixteen personalities dot com. You can go there right now. You can take this free assessment to figure out to learn what your personality type is and again that is not the only tool you can use you. Can use myers briggs. You can use the disk assessment. There are so many tools you can use to figure out your personality because in the military unless you are you had a way different experience than i did. They really ask you. What your what your passion was or even more specifically. They didn't ask what your personality was. Just said hey here the jobs you can pick from pick a job do your job and then you go your military career and you get out and now you're here listening to this show and saying man. How do identify my passion in life. What is it that i am passionate about. How do i find that. Well you'll hear me say this more than once. Pick up a copy of the resolve book. That is really your first step to figuring out your passion and your purpose and your meaning in your life after the military but again light for just goes over. What is your personality type. It walks you through that process of discovering who you are and who you're meant to be and line five asks another question it says what do i have to offer. And that's very specific to you. What do you have to offer the world. Because i believe that. A life focused on making a difference in the world as a life worth living. I think that's really what we're all after is that we want to make a difference. Maybe it's just in our own personal lives. Maybe it's in the lives of our friends or family or our church or our school whatever it may be or or if your teacher may be your students you want to make that positive impact and so line five walks you through that process of figuring out what it is that you have to offer so coming up after the break. That's what i'm going to talk about. I'm gonna share some examples and walk you through blind five and sharing this for free and you can pick up a copy of the book on amazon or on kerr's to fight again dot com but i'm gonna share the the line five here with you and some examples that can help you figure out what it is you are passionate about in your life. That's after the break. Stay with us. Many americans today. Don't realize the stress and anxiety they feel is most likely because of their finances according to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like others can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill. That will significantly reduce your stress and anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right so as we go into these examples. I want you to have an open. Mind here right some of these examples. You may not even thought of. But i i want you to keep in mind that some of these may not apply to you. Some of the may apply to you perfectly but before we get into those examples and went to review. Read you this quote from a retired general martin. Dempsey actually had him on the show. A few seasons ago A great conversation. You can go check that out. He talks about you know continuing to provide leadership in your post military life again. If you don't know years he is the former or the lissi would number was of eighteenth chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and so again great guy. We had a great conversation. Should go check that out. But i want to read you a quote. He said sometimes we wait for thunderclaps drum rolls and clearly on calls to alert us to what's important when actually it's most often the subtle and persistent signals around us. That make the most difference. I want you to think about that for a minute when you think about your passion and life and what. You are naturally geared toward what are those subtle and persistent signals. So in in the book. I talk about the subtle and persistent signal. I got even as a child as a teenager. Really that writing is something i am. Naturally gifted at is something. I'm naturally good at in fact My mother found a poem that i had written She was cleaning. My room was teenagers. Don't ask me why she was cleaning my room and she didn't make me do it but i'm very grateful for her but she was cleaning my room and she comes into the room and she sees this poem that i wrote and when i get home from school she asked me about it. She says hair. Where did you copy this phone for. Almost didn't copy it. I wrote it. And i'm all of a sudden proud of myself because see my mother had always been this voracious reader with a strong command of the english language so hearing her say something like that. Which implied the poem was of this incredibly high quality right. It has stuck with me to this day. That aaron you you're naturally gifted at that and that the poetry. It wasn't anything i had to do. It was something i had in my head and maybe even my heart and just wrote it down. It was something. I felt naturally wrong to do. Just like my son was naturally drawn to develop this modification for this game and figure out all the additional software he needed and how to modify it and how to play the game afterward. I was actually drawn to writing so in that case even though my son and i we get along great and we have great father son relationship were way different as far as our passions. Go and that's okay. It's the thing is my. My writing skills are they. Were constantly improving through my life and the funny thing is even as i wrote the book wonder like am i the most qualified person to to write this book. Maybe maybe i am gifted at writing right. Maybe i am good at this. But am i the most qualified person and so why do i tell you this right. I tell you this. Because i want you to realize something that i'm still learning myself. The skills you have are probably around eighty percents better than you actually think. I want to say that again. The skills that you have are probably around eighty percent better than you actually think. Now what are get the eighty percent number. You know statistically they say what is seventy. Six percent of statistics are made up on the spot. I will say this. Evidence is more inaccessible and nature. But the things you are passionate about. You are geared toward learning more about it it just this natural thing. It's not something that you can really force. Can you learn things and learn more about Passions in your life. of course. you can't can you learn how to take care of the zales in your garden or in your new hangar. The year rose garden right. Is rose garden on. That makes sense but i looked at my window and saw zulia so i i mentioned it so it. Can you learn about that. Scher will you be passionate about it. Maybe you can develop a passion for it but passionate in your life is is this area of your life. That's built in. Its this natural part view. And so where do you go from here right. What are those examples that promised you a before we get into those examples. I want to share with you just a few questions that you can write down to ask yourself and you can kind of fill these out like to help you figure out where you go from here and figure out what it is you have to offer the world so the first question goes right along the lines of my story. I just told about not only about my son but about myself. I have always been good at blank. Fill in the blank there. What is it that you have always been good at something. That seems easy for you for me. It was english and grammar and for my son. Tech is easy for him. Technologies easy for him super easy a he is are basically our systems administrator at the house. he knows so much about For my daughter the things she is naturally good at and she finds easy music. She finds that incredibly easy from wife. She finds the medical field incredibly easy to pick up on. And it's not because it's not challenging to learn it's because we have a passion for those particular things in our lives. Here's a second question you can ask yourself. I don't know why. But i really just enjoy doing the following things and then list those things what things that you do really bring you joy for me. It's writing it's crafting something from nothing. It's looking at this blank page and putting words on it and impacting the world with a those words. And let's see what's the next one number three this. This is kind of long ones. All probably read it a couple of times. I never thought about what. I'm naturally good at and what i enjoy until what so for this question. Think of a time your life in which our knowledge or skills or ability was needed. Think of a time when you were able to use it and you suddenly realized that brought you joy so i to read that one again and explain that a little more. I never thought about what. I'm naturally good at and what i enjoy until this particular event in my life. I never thought about me being really good at writing until my mother when i was fourteen. Fifteen years old picked up that poland in my room and said hey this is really good. Where did you copy this from. I never thought about that. My son may not have ever thought about how good he is attack. Until i pointed it out and said dude that is amazing that you figure that out on your own you contact the experts in and you did everything needs to do on your own and so when you think we think of that like okay. I never thought about what i'm naturally good at. And what i enjoy until a particular event in your life and you think about when your knowledge or your skills or abilities were needed and and then you say okay. I was able to use it at that point in my life and then you suddenly realize man that made me feel really good. That brought me joy. That was dare. I say it fun and a lot of times. We as adults we. We tend to tend to think like well. You know i'm an adult. I don't need to have funding more. I shouldn't be having fun anymore. I'm more focused on business and and making money taking care of my family. Those are all great things but at the end of the day passion following that passion pursuing that passion your life a lot of times what it feels like is fun just a lot of fun number four thing. You can ask yourself. I was able to make a difference in a person's life by using one or more of my unique abilities which not only made a difference but it brought me joy as well and the question is list those skills or abilities that you use to impact someone's life or to make a difference in the world for me. They'll be writing for my son that might be tech my daughter that might be music for my wife that might be the medical field. So there's so many things that again virtually unlimited number of things where you can find passion in your life and it's those things that you are naturally geared toward they. Here's a few examples. I'm going to review these for you just to give you a sense of where you can find passion in your life and don't get caught up on the stories themselves. I want you to imagine yourself. What is it that you personally find your passionate about. Here's example number one. I was a cormon in the navy. And i learned a lot about helping others in times of medical crisis. I found so much joy. In this. I knew my job well and i knew i was making a difference. Pretty simple right pretty direct and so this person says hey. I knew what i was doing was making a difference. And i found joy in it. Here's another really good one along the video games. A video games idea. I love playing video games call of duty fortnight minecraft you name it. I get a sense of joy out of playing them and truth be told. I'm pretty good at it. My unique personality which i found in line for which i now understand. It equips me well as a teacher and so a combined those elements to start a video game players club in my community. We get together. We eat snacks. Play video games. Hold tournaments and get to know each other better. It's such a great time. And i love it. So being a woman in the navy versus playing video games way different right but still these people can find passion in these things see. Here's a here's another one very a very hands on example. I've never really enjoyed school or sitting in the classroom. But one thing i do enjoy working with my hands getting my hands dirty now that i know my unique personality type again that he learned in line for i understand more about wild like this type of work and why i tend to dislike sitting in the classroom. I love solving problems. I distinctly remember one time when my elderly neighbors toilet was leaking. She asked me. If i knew someone who could help and gladly volunteered myself. I checked out the situation figured out what. The problem was unseated. The toilet installed a new wax ring and reseeded the toilet. She was so grateful. And i had fixed a problem for her. I felt really good about myself. That's huge The the the What do you call it. The joy the inner joy that comes from making a positive difference in someone else's life is absolutely huge. Now here's here's the last example share with you because we're running up on time but this one. I really liked this one. Because i have a dog. I love my dog and a lot of you probably have pets as well but this one says. I am a pet whisper. Yes it may sound silly to some. But i have an incredible heart for dogs cats birds and just about any other animal who is suffering or quote unquote down on their luck. In fact i have adopted two dogs and two cats. I've them better lives. This has been so rewarding to me and it is a passion. I continue to pursue. See the thing is there is not one specific passion that we are all going to find fulfilling the passion in your life is going to be your own. Here's the last thing. I want to share with you how we are built as humans. We're designed to live our best life in the context of relationships with other people. I to say that again as humans. We're are designed to live our best lives in the context of relationships with other people. You know chances are we're not all going to be billionaires or a world famous politicians. Are you know billboard topping musicians but we can all make a difference when we find that passion in our lives. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ. I hope you enjoyed this episode. Hope it's been helpful for you and that you've learned at least a little bit about identifying that passion in your life again you can pick up a copy of the resolve book at courage to fight again dot com or on amazon and i will share those links in the show notes as i typically do. Leave us a review. I tunes at definitely helps so much. Of course follow social media kurds. Finding in dot com is our website. Thank you so much for listening. We will see you next time.
Urías dominates as Dodgers pull out 1-0 win over Mariners
"Julio Reavis threw one hit ball over seven innings of the Dodgers one nothing win over the mariners in Seattle ria struck out a career high eleven in winning a match up against Marco Gonzales who surrendered Corey Seager's RBI single in the third inning reus allowed just two baserunners neither of which reached second is L. A. ended its first two game losing streak of the season the Dodgers played without outfielder Mookie Betts one day after he was hit on the right forearm by a pitch manager Dave Roberts doesn't expect it to be a long term issue I'm Dave very
COVID-19 Infections Are Increasing Globally
"Is kind of the pulse of this. Pandemic globally right now alana. Where are we at with infections. Well the big picture of marco is that the world is actually experiencing a steady increase in infections leaders at the. Who again sounded the alarm today. Because it's been seven straight weeks of rising infections actually is some of the highest surges yet in the pandemic and it's been four weeks streep of reisen deaths would areas most impacted. We have a sense of that. So i talked with ali mokdad about this. He's with the institute for health metrics at the university of washington and he's been modeling this pandemic since the start he says what's going on in five regions really stands out so i that is an increase in brazil. That snow started to come down so brazil is the big one. Neighboring countries like argentina and chile are now starting to experience rises to and then here the other hot spots this a big rise which still going on in india pakistan bangladesh at bark that is an increase in europe and the middle east following. What's your doping seeing. That is a. It is in cases in the philippines and that this is in south africa and african country. That's now started to come down so the fact that infections are increasing globally even parts of the us. We don't want to forget that. That really worries him. I mean it sounds like overall the world is just not close to controlling this virus. Do scientists have a handle on why cases continued to rise even with vaccines. Is it now all about the variants. Not points to the variance and lots of scientists do variants like be one one seven have become a dominant in europe and this has been found to be more transmissible. But there's another strong message. I'm hearing from a lot of scientists like angela rasmussen. she's just at georgetown. And as of this month the university of saskatchewan which is that these rises are not just from variants like the breakthrough masking and distancing another really important prevention
Wet Notes - 4-9-21
"This is wet notes here scuba shock radio for april ninth two thousand and twenty one first up today. I'd like to give you an update on new netflix. Documentary see spiracy. You might recall that. I introduced you to this film in a previous segment of wet notes. Well it did premiere on netflix's advertised. And i had a chance to watch. She spiracy a couple of weeks ago. The film is eighty nine minutes long and it can be captivating and controversial. Like i said this is certainly raising a great deal controversy especially as it relates to sustainable seafood and fishing. There's a couple of organizations that they called out into spiracy earth island institute and the marine stewardship council actually marine stewardship council issued a response on their website within days of the premier and every day. I see something more coming out related to the controversy. But i encourage you to watch the film and then decide for yourself about what it is saying like. I said lots of controversy. That's spiracy on net flicks now. Here's something that. I found really interesting. I came across an article that talked about how scientists are using thin wales to map out what lies beneath the sea floor. Now according to to seismologists vaclav kina from the czech academy in prague and john nab elec of oregon state university in corvallis oregon the song of the fin. Whales are loud enough to penetrate the earth's crust and revealed deep structures. I guess they have a network of fifty four bottomed size meter seismometers that the tech sound waves traveling through the ground and they picked up the of whales as they were passing by. Now they have a one hundred and eighty nine decibels song and that song can last from two and a half to five hours as they did more analysis they were able to map the underlying rock structures. According to these guys this is just as effective as those air cannons that are polluting the ocean with all that noise how practical this is yet to be seen. But you've gotta admit it is interesting. Now here's an update on the lectured aluminum tanks situation. You might recall back at the end of february. I told you about luxembourg Decision to exit the aluminum tank business and that they were looking to sell their plants in the us and the uk more. Here's some good news. Metal impact out of elk grove village in illinois is acquiring the graham north carolina luxembourg cylinder plant metal impact is no stranger to scuba tank business. They've been around since nineteen fifty nine and in two thousand fourteen. They purchase worthington. Aluminum cylinders has been providing aluminum scuba tanks to excess scuba and see pearls for a number of years. We've got quite a few from excess scuba over the past couple of years and so we're pretty familiar with metal impacts. This is some good news for the. Us aluminum Scuba tank supply chain. There's absolutely no doubt that. The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the scuba industry. But i guess it's not all bad news if you happen to be in the right place and it seems that hawaii is those right places especially for new diver certifications. There's a recent article in scuba diving magazine. Titled more hawaiians getting certified than before the pandemic turns out that even though the travel has been restricted to and from the islands more locals are turning to scuba aloha scuba on awad who had reported a one hundred and twenty percent increase in new diver certifications. In two thousand and twenty. They went from twenty seven in two thousand and nineteen to eighty three in two thousand and twenty spurred by whole families going for they're open water certification with some great diving. It certainly makes sense to mask up and dive in our aloha state. Last week i was trying to see if the ocean based climate solutions act of two thousand and twenty was being introduced in this session of congress. Well no update on that yet but i did come across something very interesting. There is a house select committee on the climate crisis now. This committee was created during the one hundred sixteenth congress. That was the last one so it hasn't been around long. But they did produce a climate action plan of two thousand twenty. And that's called the congressional action plan for a clean energy economy and a healthy resilient and just america committee is chaired by representative. Kathy castor from florida and the ranking chair is representative garrett graves from louisiana now. I watched their organizing meeting from march nineteenth. Let's say there's just a little bit of difference on the ideas of how to approach In the approaches in making the us carbon zero by two thousand fifty but as representative castor stated. It's time to turn recommendations into policy. Now i'll be tracking our actions and keep you updated here and finally you might recall. Last year the uss bonham rashard an eight hundred forty four foot long and fibia assault ship burned out of control for five days. Now that was in san diego california. But now senator. Marco rubio from florida is proposing that the ship be used to create an artificial reef down in florida little bit of background. The navy did some cost analysis On what it would take to restore the ship to operational status an estimated that that would be somewhere between two point. Five and three point five billion dollars but the cost to decommission and scrap the bonham rashard would be about thirty million dollars. Senator rubio didn't provide any details on where the ship might be sunk and be become an artificial reef but he did say that it could be done for less than thirty million dollars to scrap the ship. This word Happened it would be. We'll keep an eye on it and see where it goes. Fingers crossed that will have another artificial reef down in florida. Something that big to dive on. Well that's it for this installment of wet notes for april ninth. Two thousand and twenty
EU Agency To Confirm AstraZeneca Blood Clot Link
"A top official at the European Medicines Agency says in a just published interview. There is a causal link between AstraZeneca's corona virus vaccine and rare blood clots. But he says it's still unclear what the connection is bottom line. Benefits of taking the vaccine outweigh the risks of getting Co. Vitti says. Marco Cavalleri is the head of vaccine strategy for the European Medicines
EU Agency to Confirm AstraZeneca Blood Clot Link
"Top official at the European Medicines Agency says there is a causal link between the AstraZeneca corona virus vaccine and rare cases of blood clots. But he says the benefits of getting the vaccine still outweigh the risks. Marco Color. Cavalleri is head of health threats and vaccine strategy at the EU agency and told a newspaper in Rome. The agency is preparing to make a mark definitive statement this
Medical Official: Yes, There's a Link Between Astrazeneca and Blood Clots
"A top medical official in Europe says yes there is a link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots Marco cavalerie studies health threats and vaccine strategy for the European medicines agency the official regulator in Europe he says yes there is a causal link between AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine and rare blood clots but that it's still unclear he says what the connection is he says the benefits of getting the shot outweigh the risks of getting coated capillary says the European medicines agency is preparing to declare a link between the vaccine and blood clots and further study is needed to figure out how and why this happens the AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved by dozens of countries overseas the US is still evaluating it I'm ready to fall away
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"I started what you. Marco polo and appeared in my dreams. So that's just what. What was your dream bro. At our our distressed in the whole story time going to basically it was like a mixture of marco polo narcos like those are seen in marco polo where these guys were like chase like the main characters were somewhere they went supposed to be so then these guys are chasing them so my dream i had the same scene but then instead it was like police unlike rebels the drug dealers. And we're like on the street for a festival and they're coming from both sides so we have to find a bra. She stressed the attack as a criminal. Now somebody tv shows people who might use like for vikings. There's one scene with like a snake umbrella. Actually executing my work guy when i watched american horror story. Goodness jerry news peak. We had also the dreams. I don't want her still. I had to get staged had to clear my spirit. Like i really crazy horror breath which is no need. There's no need it's exciting. Why horse interesting trust and it's exciting. It's actually nice away with the man the same same guy. Jump over jokes from in her. What's what's for movie. Has no place no need to jewish green lake. Her movies are spiritual bro. I tell you know what q are you watching. Principalities chris policies on ours now the good interesting stay watching veggietales shoutout to veggietales ones mitch cucumber about the details that keeps you know ocean. That's tomato yes do you. Guys don't know vegetarian. Need to come on guys.
"marco" Discussed on Today in True Crime
"Mundine a lawyer who smarts and strategy ensured their victory. Three year old marine was elected president of San Marco in the spring of Eighteen, forty eight though he lacked political experience, his followers felt his legal knowledge would be crucial in establishing a new government. Menino had admirable goals. He insisted that people of all colors and creeds deserved safety and protection and set out to create a new peaceful island city. However his presidential prowess was tested in the spring of eighteen, forty nine when Austria came back to his island state with a vengeance. Led by Marshal Yosef Radetsky, Austria attacked San Marco from both land and sea. By May, Radetski's forces had destroyed the railway that linked the island city to mainland Italy. Send Marco could no longer receive food goods and valuable ammunition said, Marco's residents couldn't escape by land because the rails were destroyed they couldn't escape by sea either because Austrian ships lurked in the waters like sharks, they were sitting ducks primed to endure months of relentless attacks over the summer of eighteen forty nine Austrian forces pummeled San Marco with a reported sixteen, thousand bombs. In addition to the casualties they destroyed centuries of valuable. Cultural artifacts and even without the constant threat of violence. The citizens of San Marco were on their last legs being cut off from the mainland meant there was now a feminine and San Marco soldiers struggled to fight while starving to make matters worse a cholera epidemic ripped through the city infecting the rich and poor alike nobody was safe and then yellow Menino was dealt a personal blow when his wife Teresa got sick to. By, late August, the Austrians knew they were close to a victory. So they got creative and more devious than ever in an attempt to bring the fight home on the twenty second they strapped bombs to balloons and let the wind carry them to San Marco. The bombs dropped didn't do much damage but this was the first precursor to the modern deadly air raids that became popular in wars to come. It became clear to mean that there was simply no way to win after discussing the situation with his assembly menino reached out to Marshall Detsky to discuss surrender. MNUCHIN was still the determined lawyer. He'd always been and he tried for a fair resolution in his initial negotiations. He insisted that Venice have home rule with some autonomy just like he'd argued in eighteen, forty eight but Radetsky refused and insisted that Menino, and his closest political allies be exiled from San Marco. It was a difficult choice but many knew it was the only safe option on August twenty seventh once for Detsky promised to give amnesty to Mundine supporters Menino agreed to Austria's times and prepared to leave his beloved city. The next day was August twenty, eighth eighteen, forty, nine as Australians reclaimed San Marco Menino, and his allies sailed away Menino was headed for Paris with his wife Teresa, but he made it there alone. Theresa. Tragically died of cholera mere hours after leaving San Marco. During his Parisian exile mezzanine never forgot about his homeland. He wrote fervently about the need for a united. Italy. While he'd insisted on San Marcos sovereignty, he now believed Italian territories would only free themselves from their conquerors by working together. He wouldn't live to see that happen money died on September twenty second eighteen, Fifty, seven at the age of fifty three in eighteen sixty, six in reclaim San Marco from Austria after the third Italian War of independence were it became the Venice we know today in eighteen sixty, eight Danielle machines ashes were returned to Italy where he received a lavish public burial in his beloved birthplace. The rise and fall of San, Marco could only have happened in the chaos of the nineteenth century as modern Europe, fought to define itself. If San Marco had one, it's possible. We'd be talking about it as an independent country nowadays and Menino would be a major historical figure instead of a curious footnote. Still despite his failures, a statue of Benin stands in Venice today it honors the unlikely rebel whose dream of freedom resulted in one of the most exciting and unique years in Italian history..
"marco" Discussed on Your Last Meal With Rachel Belle
"Marco Collins is a big fan of breakfast best eggs benedict pancakes bacon and eggs. But how did those foods become the designated breakfast foods. We'd all kinds of things for lunch and dinner but breakfast purpose is entirely. Its own thing my whole life. I've been hearing you know. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I wanted to know where that came from because when I started looking around it's just a marketing scheme right yeah. It was the whole first generation of people who invented breakfast cereals. That's Bala he's a history. Professor who specializes specializes in food history at the University of Pacific in California. He says before the fifteenth century people didn't really eat breakfast and when they started to they ate the same foods they ate for dinner. You know people used to eat leftovers from the last day or some bread and I think as people increasingly began to work in places is where they didn't live convenience became a real matter and the perception that this stuff was healthy. And you needed it to fortify you. For the day was entirely a marketing scheme. You can look at the stuff. Throughout the twentieth century. They told us was healthy to eat. Spinach and Popeye himself was invented by the spinach. Marketing Board you know and the I did. You should drink orange juice first thing in the morning while the Orange Marketing Board figured out that so I would take much of twentieth century nutritional advice with with a grain of salt because it was all promoted by people trying to sell you the stuff in nineteen forty four general mills launched a huge ad campaign for grape nuts. The tagline was eat. A good breakfast do a better job and the radio. ADS said nutrition. Experts say breakfast is the most important meal of the day a Ha- that is where it came from so people made shirt eat breakfast and they often ate cereal because they were told it was healthy and it used to be back when it was first invented. At least that was the intention back in the day John Harvey Kellogg and his brother William Keith. Kellogg were running the sanitarium in Battle Creek Michigan. And that's where where the seventh day adventist church was also originated. That's culinary historian. Heather aren't Anderson author of breakfast a history. The Kellogg's were seventh day adventist S.. Who believed that health was connected to righteousness Dr John Harvey Kellogg who was a disciple of Sylvester Graham inventor of the original healthy Graham cracker issued issued caffeine alcohol spicy foods? Sugar White bread meat. Graham and Kellogg believed masturbation was the greatest evil and eating healthy bland foods and only whole grains would quench all sexual desire and they would get these really wealthy clients who would kind of come to do like the predecessor. Assessor of like Hashtag clean eating and they'd come stay at these sanitary which acquaint like more strict versions of day. Spas where where you go and get on this clean Diet Kinda hit the reset button on your body. Do all these cold water baths and exercise regimes. And you know weird enema. Does it was all part of this program that wealthy people would go subscribe to you and one day the Killa guys were in the kitchen cooking some cereal and had to run off when they got back they realize they had left the stove on and so the the cereal which had started out Moshe. Was this really weird. Hard substance substance and there was so much product. They didn't want to waste it so they thought they would try to figure out what they could do with it. And so they spread it out onto these rollers enrolled into these very aretha sheets and it Kinda broke up and crumbled and so they fed it to the people and we'll staying at the sanitarium and they liked it. And so the Kellogg boys these were like onto something. The problem was that the corn and a lot of grains they go rancid so fast because of the fat content. So William William Keith. Kellogg suggested that they add some sugar and salt to it to act as a preservative but John Harvey Kellogg was adamantly opposed to that. He didn't WanNa add any preservatives. He wanted to be very healthy and low sugar low salt and so they really could not see eye-to-eye on this at all and it ended up causing this permanent fraternal rift. That they never mended. Will Keith Kellogg went on to start the Kellogg's company which you know we know of. Is the cereal company today today. And then John Harvey Kellogg State of the Sanitarium and and it's funny because the there is so much sugar in Kellogg's cereal products and not even just the kid cereals but cornflakes flakes are so high in sugar that you can't get them using your wick benefits because they exceed the maximum sugar allowance to be covered by women infants and children benefits. What's that first serial invented the kelloggs cornflakes back in eighteen? Ninety four and it was dry and bland just the way they wanted it to be and it had to be soaked. acton milk to become edible but it really caught on and by nineteen o three there were one hundred cereal companies in Kellogg's town of Battle Creek but it wasn't until nineteen twenty eight that will keith. Kellogg had his next big hit. That is when he perfected rice krispies and by the Nineteen Forty S. When women started going off to work while the men went to war they they needed a way to easily feed their children and the ads pointed women too cold cereal? This started the whole culture of eating process. Quick to prepare breakfast in America so I think most of us have not all of us have grown up thinking. Cereal is totally normal breakfast but if you think about it it's not actually a great way to start the day it's just pure carbs and sugar. There's no protein to keep you fall. There's nothing to feed. He'd your brain. It's basically desert or like having the entire breadbasket when you go out to dinner but the cereal companies have conned into thinking. It's a good healthy healthy breakfast if I could have one take home lesson for your listeners. Is that they should explore the idea of having super breakfast. I'm team soup when it comes to weird breakfast foods. Tell me more well besides just puzzle. They would just a great hangover cure fuzz. Great Hangover Cure fuzz. One of those things you can just this get nine in the morning here in Portland Oregon All the Vietnamese restaurants opened early. And it's usually I see like little old men eating FAA at nine in the morning and and so I started kind of getting my head around this idea having breakfast soup and now it's like pretty much my most standard. You know breakfast choice. I mean we awesome spicy soup. Kimchi stew for some noodle soup. And I just feel good all day like hydrates you because Ken said exactly the same thing I went went for about three years eating noodle soup for breakfast and got a book out of that but it was every single day I would make a different noodle soup but I stopped that just because I got kind of bored with it so usually what I'll I do. I would say maybe fifty percent of the time. I eat pizza for breakfast which I make on the spot. Sometimes they don't have a lot of time. I'll use a flour tortilla and put cheese on it and sometimes tuna or ham or that stables or something like that. It's just wonderful for breakfast so you will bake a fresh pizza in the morning for breakfast. Yeah this morning I didn't. I actually had only because I had a decent baguette from the bay area. You probably know acme bread and it had found some duck pattase so I had hatay and cheese and all of for breakfast. This morning was good. I am one hundred percent team can and heather. I have always preferred eat leftovers for breakfast. Like Leftover Spaghetti or leftover. Chinese food is the fast but our culture tells us we're supposed to eat eggs and bacon toast and cereal for breakfast because that is a normal thing to eat. But it's actually an American thing. It's not a human woman thing in Japan. The traditional breakfast bread is me so souped rice fish pickles in Israel. Typical breakfast is cheese and a chop salad. Some smoke smoked fish. Maybe some shock Shuka and the fact that we're conditioned to eat three meals a day with also invented by our culture and we think it's physiologically necessary also. We think you can't be healthy in function. Unless you have something for breakfast you can train your body to do anything I think in terms of like evolution. We'd probably probably didn't eat regular meals for hunters and gatherers. Whenever they had sued at hand or hunted something in captured it? They ate a lot and then they'd probably fasted for for for days and whether it's necessarily healthier foods or not but we certainly can go a long much longer than we think with food where we're conditioned socially to think. Oh I'm hungry angry because it's lunchtime and they better get something that's a good point. He never thought about that before. Like the ancient man was not snacking probably or they. He was snacking all the time time that was having little nibbles here and there. And that's another argument that hunters and gathers mostly gathered. They don't come except on rare occasions. I'll get a big kill. But they'll the eating berries and nuts little than plants that they gather all throughout the day. Let's get back to our breakfast. Boy Mr Marco Collins Marco has made a name for himself in nineties grunge music and as much as he loves reminiscing about that time. He's been less than enthusiastic to take jobs that. Focus focus exclusively on that so he's not really interested in hosting your ninety nine show or whatever you WANNA call it at key expe- he can once again play whatever he wants. and Are you glad to be a little bit divorce from all of the ninety stuff that you're always associated Ma'am I am. I mean you know what I look back on that time and I. I think it was an amazing time. It means a lot to a lot of people. My head is not there. I'm not listening to old grunge records anymore. I'm more interested. Didn't what the scene is doing now. And what kind of music is is coming out tomorrow. And that was Marco Collins last meal you can listen to Marco anywhere in the world world streaming on speed and I highly suggest following him on facebook. I know most people have moved to instagram but market was one of the best people on facebook. Post Carrie thoughtful fun and interesting things and you will be happy. You listened to me sorry for yelling at you. Thanks to culinary historians can Bhalla. An the heather aren't Anderson. This episode was produced by Laura Scott and me recorded with Aaron Mason. Say Hi Aaron. Aaron Theme Music I Prom Queen and and my normal spiel take a couple of minutes and give us a five star rating or write us a little review or just follow along on instagram. Your last meal podcast. I'm Rachel Bell and this is your last meal. You always look so young though. I was just looking at your wikipedia and I was. I'm so bad at math. I was like nineteen sixty five and I'm using my fingers. I'm like I did wrong. Fifty four that's crazy because you always look like you're like four years old I wish there. It's Super Super Nice. That's what I always joke about the Diet Steph. I'm like I'm trying to get down to my birth weight is eight pounds ten ounces and then I'll just be hot always so hot. Never even heard that. That's Hilarious joke..
"marco" Discussed on Your Last Meal With Rachel Belle
"Collins what would your last meal be my last meal. I'm a huge fan of eggs benedict. So my last meal would be eggs benedict with a slice of tomato added and fantastic holiday. Where do you go? Where do you like glows? That's my favorite eggs benedict in the city. Eddie is close and you you know. They kind of image themselves as just a dumpy little diner but you go in there and that food is amazing. You know the eggs he's benedict. I have a running date with a buddy that we just meet their like once a week and have eggs benedict. It's fantastic. It's just the holiday is like really lemony. It's just it's wonderful. I like you don't pronounce the s on the on your so fraud holidays. I don't know that dumb Americans call. That's we cut honky colleague. Dave I go to close. I feel like glows is one of the last holdouts in Seattle. Don't live here We've had so so many places close and so much demolished in this kind of anglos is still there and it and it looks the same. It's just like an old school. I love it man I just forget. Get their food is so good there as benedict. You don't have to add it sliced tomato. It comes with a slice. Their eggs benedict is a plus. So let's go layer by layer so you have yep ham ham slice of Ham slice of tomato the egg and the holiday holiday and do you like potatoes on the side. What are you sure? Sure I like Hashbrowns hashbrowns is my thing but that's not necessary sometimes whole do fruit like a little bit of fruit. So you said in. You're not to me. That eggs benedict is really important to you. Why it's important to me because first of all I'm a breakfast guy? It's like the perfect breakfast. You get some veggies veggies in there. It's a little fattening with the the holidays. But I don't know it just does it for me. I feel like I can eat eggs benedict anytime of the day. Not and not just a breakfast thing. It's like breakfast dressed up a little bit with a little cloak made a holiday. Have you ever made it at home because it taking it every day right the whole in days right get it right either way. Yeah just can't. It's really hard to make. Good holidays and poached eggs hard to do to kind of fall apart in the water right right better at that though. You gotTa have a little bit of a circle a world pool going in the boiling water and then you sort of just dropped the egg slowly. It's become a science for me. I'm pretty good at that part when you were a kid. Where you into breakfast at dinner yes? I'm into breakfast dinner enter down. I love breakfast. pancakes blueberry pancakes. I think that breakfast should be available any hour of the day. Edi where you go in fact. It really pisses me off that. McDonald's stopped serving their bacon egg and cheese biscuits at ten. Am everything was only available until ten Renan any suddenly made breakfast back now. You can get egg mcmuffins all day. Yeah but not the bacon egg and cheese biscuit. which is the jam? When I used to eat McDonald's like in high-school College I was never at all no time that you're like you feel weak and you're like I'm just going in there for a damn quarter pounder with cheese? She's now I want some of those fries although I did have TACO bell a couple of weeks ago for the first time in years you have the chicken sandwich at Popeye's is that chicken sandwich line. Is it worth the hype. It's fantastic and the reason it's fantastic is. The chicken is super moist. You know I was thinking of the Howell. Why is this getting so much buzz like? It's just fast food justice. Yes just fried fast food and they don't overcook the chicken so the chicken is super voice but the key to the whole thing are the pickles. Plus it's a big hunk of chicken you know and they have these brioche rolls that they use news. It's really kind of fancy I gotta get in there man. I was hard. I wasn't going because of the lions but now it's kind of children are a little dope. It has ensured that at all go in the morning. Go for lunch only because at dinner. They're normally out. They get shipments every single day. The only reason I know this is because I've talked to one of the employees there. That'll that'll do about the chicken sandwich because the hype and you make friends with everybody every right. I'm the guy that takes. The bus talks to everybody do. Do you tend to follow food trends. Because that's kind of a little trendy thing right now but I'll tell you what I have not jumped into pokey. I knew you were GONNA say that. That's so funny. I had a feeling you're going to say that there's a place across the street and I love Sushi. And everybody's like why haven't you done pokey love poke and I think it's just I need somebody to hold the hand with it. Yeah walk me in there. Tell me what I'm eating. There's a lot more ingredients in pokey. I went in that place for the first time last week and they were playing Christmas music sick. You know because it was Christmas time they were playing that. We're we're all that dog one and I was like I don't know if I trust this place like do you eat. Poke it a place. That's playing dog. UGH Barking Christmas music. God you're killing me. I kind of liked it. Actually things to Marco. Last this weekend I drove down to the only Popeye's in the Seattle area it is unincorporated King County technically which I noticed because fun facts Seattle Band Styrofoam Foam many years ago. And we got our little tiny cups of mashed potatoes and Colson. And it's like wait a minute. Why is this? Why do we have straws Strasbourg? Those are banned in Seattle. It's like you take one step out of the city and it's just a landfill a garbage dump of stuff but it was worth it for killing the earth the and driving my car a little bit farther than I usually would for fast food. That chicken sandwich is so good. I am the billionth person to say it. But you know what I I am the billionth person to say it it Super Juicy Jacuzzi that's me. It's super juicy. It's crispy it's a big fat piece of meat. And you know when you see a commercial for fast food or you see the picture of the Burger you're about to get. And then it shows up on the trade. It's like squashed squashed and flatten tiny. This is not that it looks just like the picture. Totally worth the hype just to sum it up. What are the kids say? T- YSL T.. I I'm not a cool youth. Call young a young. We're awesome. This is what we do we aucoin phrases and then we completely forget. Okay so back to Marco's last meal. He wants eggs benedict with a slice of grilled tomato from glows a diner in Seattle's Capitol Capitol Hill neighborhood. Blows is an institution open since nineteen eighty-seven which doesn't sound like that long ago. Oh but in Seattle that is the equivalent of two hundred years old. It's a tiny little no-frills spot on a busy street in the heart of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. There is often a line nine sneaking down the street and global bills. Marco's ultimate wish. You can get breakfast anytime you want. Because they only serve breakfast on the weekdays they're open seven to three and then on the weekends we open at twelve. A one eight am on Saturday morning. I guess you would call so it and then we stay at midnight and then we stay open until four. PM working an overnight diner that opens at midnight. That's a whole different scene than when you're open seven seven. Am to three PM so stupid. Certain people on that shift or do you have to have a certain kind of personality to deal with all the people. Yes kind of. There's a lot more Rowdy behaviour that takes place on the night shift More of the crazy stories happen on the night shift. There's a lot more bodily fluids that it ended on the night shift So you have to have some crew with a strong stomach clean that that is owner and Cook Julie. Rice men glow serves up a pretty classic diner menu there scrambles rambles Omelettes. pancakes and French toast and five variations of eggs benedict. You can have either. The Classic Ham Avocado which is the X. Californian Ex Florentine which is with Spinach Spinach X. Blackstone which is sauteed spinach and Bacon and the smoked salmon. Nick which speaks for right. So all of the bennies come with a slice of grilled tomato for a little bit of assiduity says and they're homemade holidays or marco likes to say holiday. How you make holidays and you're so good it's just really about that arm effort because you just got a whisk it forever and I think a lot of people give up early and you end up? Having thin hollandaise sauce. Julie says some places US instant holidays from powder or from a mix but it glows. They make everything from scratch. Holidays is a classic mother's mother sauce. It's just melted butter. Ideally clarified butter slowly. Whisked into egg yolks and then hit some salt and a squeeze of Lemon for Tang and brightness S.. The trick is getting it to a modified just right and keeping it at the right temperature. So the sauce doesn't break. Julie says twenty percent of glow sales come from Benedict's index. It is definitely a top favorite kids. You know they usually come in. They order pancakes and There was this kid that came in one time and he couldn't have been more than six ordered the benedict and we all were just back there in awe of this little tiny person just straight up ordering a benedict and then that kid came up to the counter.
"marco" Discussed on When Last I Left
"We have to make a story on the fly every week as if what happened to us because it happened to us Always and it begins with Chris. Always doing something stupid. He commits a social social. Faux Pas. And we go from there Chris it from there. Once we hit the Social Faux Pas we have to open envelopes. There's a blue envelope within which is contained a secret from our eyes until we open it contains the mid point one of the story that has been contributed by a listener. And once we find out what the midpoint is we have to improvise the story that happened to us from the Faux Pas to the mid point after that once we get to the mid point we will open open a red envelope. That red envelope contains end points. which is the end of our story and we'll have to improvise the story to? They're more than that. We like to make it extra hard for ourselves and so each episode we introduce a rule that we as host must follow And if we break that rule we are penalized is D- By having to add a goat into the story and when we do break the rule you'll hear this lovely sound let you listeners. Know that we screwed up and must then introduce a goat rules submitted by Alexis. The rule is is Listener submitted and the rule for this particular episode. Is that when someone says Marco everyone everyone must respond with Polo. Yes that rule was actually submitted today by Our lovely friend Joshua welches. Which is Love Your Continue Marco Polo? Aw If things get to cry we've got a button that'd be compressed which takes us into pause land and here we can break the rule. We we can say Markle Marco Marco Marco respond. WHO's Marco no no idea? Yeah we don't get any goats we could just kinda chill here take rhythms ignoring. But then once we're ready to go back now Marco Polo who good but I. The last thing that we get from the listeners is a topic for what the episode is and then usually one of us will write some sort of a theme song about it. This one in particular tied into something that happened to me earlier earlier this week that I think you guys all remember happening but I think we can all relate to it on some level I do want to thank Beasley Wax ins for his There's contributions to this podcast. Beasley Wax Gye Mickey Dillard a laugh quite silence not directly. I'll turn away But here here without further ado the topic episode Song Beam Compares Bakeries. Don't think about it It's GonNa make you urine Church It'd be a bed bed time to where Although it's kind of funny dared said that thing west name Shut milk out of your nose. Don't think about it You GotTa Be Serious giggling pretty soon. So don't.
"marco" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"Market was released from prison in twelve ninety nine when he was forty five years old, he returned to his home city of Venice, where he joined the family business and worked as a merchant. He became quite wealthy and got married and had three daughters. He ran the family business for twenty five years. Marco died at his home in Venice and thirteen twenty four. He was buried in the church of San Lorenzo in Venice, during Marco's lifetime, many people did not believe the stories in his book real. They didn't believe that the amazing things that Marco had seen and told them about could possibly be true. However, many years later research is an explorers confirmed. Much of Marco had claimed to be true Marcos stories, inspired many others to become explorers and set out to see the world. This included Christopher Columbus who sailed out two hundred years later across the Atlantic and hopes of finding a new route to Asia when he traveled across the Atlantic. He had a copy of Marco Polo's. Book with him. Although Marco Polo was not the first year paean person travel the China. He was the first person to have his stories about those travels recorded. The book was printed in French Italian, Latin, and became the most popular book in your Marco. Polo also influenced European meth makers which led the most accurate map of the world to be made at the time. The froth Morrow map. Despite his popularity. Many people did not believe the stories were real. The book eventually started being called the million lies. However, Marco Polo stood by stories and always told others that they were true. Marco Polo was a very brave person traveling to parts of the world that you knew. Nothing about Huber came great dangers to reach his destination, and he maintained a sense of wonder, an odd about the world around him for Marco. We can learn the importance of keeping an open mind. Marco went into new cultures and instead of trying to force others to be like him, he remained open to learning new things about different people. We can also learn the importance of perseverance and bravery. Perseverance means to do something despite the fact that it's difficult market continued to press on and see the world despite the many obstacles he had overcome because of his bravery, the European world learn about a whole new place in culture. They help create maps and inspire others to. Travel the world and explorer. In what ways would you like to explore? Are there places and cultures you'd like to visit and learn about travelling and meeting new people as a great way to expand your mind and your worldview? Maybe one day you will get a chance to visit other places and learn about other people. However, hopefully your trip will not take as long or be as difficult as Markos. If you enjoy this story a great way to show your appreciation is to check out the bedtime history e book and printed book at bedtime history stories dot com. The book features, twenty five of our best stories and all sales go to supporting future at the sodas. We also have lots of videos on YouTube, be sure to search for bedtime history on YouTube and subscribe. You can also get the latest updates by following us on Instagram and Facebook.
"marco" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"That i just as great a feeble it's very easy to look at someone else and be like oh man i'm not i'm not on that level but right not what it's about like we can't live comparatively in that especially with creativity like that is something unique to just you and only you so just focus on being the best version of you ran a wedding the touch you because nobody can be you deci you can't be the person you think you can't be of course not yeah you can be you and you can do you so take that beloved yonli saved my life alright let us get into the trump gun response uh trump free thursday rominger is engaged gm free winging beautiful that needs to be from honest here singing of yeah exactly okayed remind is after show we will record that can and who so what can we talk about that happening yesterday we can talk about that town hall meeting yes because he who must not be named was not at that but senator marco rubio was as was dana loesch we predicted that this was going to be interesting on yesterday's episode because the y was then are a coming out so spicy like just sending their most over the top like spokes model crazy person to this event and she did not disappoint she was you know respectful of the fact that they had just experienced the tragedy but then you know she did a lot of dancing in squirm and and limiting yeah actually she did disappoint last night and then this morning she came out right like these liberal she gave a speech this morning that was very angry and talked about how people screamed burned her at the town hall yet because what she thinks all these teenagers are.
"marco" Discussed on Historical Figures
"That is another subject where we have to separate fact from fiction some people claim that when marco was traveling with his father niccolo nikola would call out marco and marco would respond polo however there's no evidence that in fact that explanation certainly seems like it was made up conveniently to explain the game the game does date back to the seventeen hundreds but it is just a variation of blind man's bluff and as for why participants call out marco and polo who knows maybe you're just sounds good or maybe it was because he was known as an explore and the person who's it is going through unknown water discovering something new on that case the game could very well have been named after the portuguese explorer vasco de gama basco the gon na except marco polo came centuries before degaulle my so he gets credit for being first another piece of marco polo's legacy a more substantial one his cartography the making of maps i'm thinking in particular of the froth morrogh map of fourteen 53 this was a map of the world as it was understood to be in fourteen 53 by the italian cartographer from morrow the from morrogh map which depicts europe asia and africa as well as the indian and atlantic oceans is strikingly accurate over five hundred years later when nasa took a photo from space and compared it to the map they called the results stunning and what does this have to do with marco polo will according to reports from morrogh used polos book as his source for knowledge particularly about areas in east asia and the map was an important milestone cartography because it marked the end of bible base geography and tried to present factual details without regard to political or religious beliefs so marco polo may have contributed to this new way of thinking or at least played a role in inspiring it which leads us to the final part of marco polo's legacy inspiration.
"marco" Discussed on Historical Figures
"There would be no more world travels for the world's most famous world traveler although he and his uncle my fail were said to finance other expeditions they never returned to asia or the silk road instead it would be the quiet family life of an italian merchant marco lived in venice for the next quarter century he contracted an illness in thirteen twenty three and was confined to bed reportedly when marco polo was on his deathbed he received friends and fans who beseeched him to come to clean they said now that his life was coming to an end it was time for him to confess to his bold exaggerations but he refused saying he had not written half of what he had seen still he was popular tab so many people coming to visit him at the end that's right but sadly there would be no recovery marco polo died in january of thirteen 24 his final resting place is in dispute which is so marco polo even in death there is controversy over the facts some say he was buried at the church of san lorenzo in venice but that his tomb was lost when the church was remodeled others say he was actually buried at the church of sense a best yano but either way he passed on and his beloved venice survived by his wife and three daughters a successful husband and father ultimately what was marco polo's legacy obviously he has a place in pop culture there have been films about his life a net flicks television series a video game is even in a guy called commercial depicting marco polo playing the pool game marco markopoulo yes the pool game but how did the italian merchant become the subject of a pool game for children like most everything else about marco polo.
"marco" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Followed marco polo's journeys across asia from iraq to china and then back via sumatra india and sri lanka it was a six thousand mile trip and used marco polo's book as his guide he was convinced of the essential truthfulness of the book because the geographic information is right and where did marco polo get that if he didn't travel that same wrote so you're saying the book well it contains tall tales is true i am unfortunately many of polos countrymen were not so sure in italy marco polo's book was called ill miliana the million because the italians believed it contains a million tall tales a million their numbers are as far off as marco polo's yes and ironically after publishing his book of extraordinary adventures he would go on to live in ordinary life marco polo was released from prison in twelve ninety nine after the conclusion of the second venetian general he's war his memoir was released the next year it would be printed french italian and latin and became a popular read in europe and it would make marco polo as celebrity but the twist as that few readers believe the book to be true so marco's notoriety came from people admiring what they considered to be his bold and imaginative lies consequently marco moved on with his life in 1300 the same year the book came out marco polo got married and his father niccolo passed away marco was 46 years old he and his wife donata had three daughters in quick succession than tina bella and murata.
"marco" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Second roost to kelo was writing it down if point one is that the narrator might be unreliable point two is that the recorder might be unreliable to and finally as we noted the book spread far and wide spawning many different versions varying in length and breadth you can almost think of it is a literary version of the old telephone game you know when kid stand in a line and each person repeats is sentenced to the person next to them by the time we get to the end it often bears no resemblance to what was said at the beginning so given all that we really need to examine the travels of marco polo and fess up to its shortcomings for starters it certainly contains errors for example in describing two of the cities of china marco polo says hong joe has 12000 bridges and the smaller city of suzhou had six thousand bridges of its own a later count more accurate count found that hung joe and its suburbs contained less than four hundred bridges and there were less than three hundred ensued joe which leads us right into the next concession the book contains exaggerations and nowhere is that more clear then when marco is giving his account of coup black con he starts by calling kubo icons palace the greatest that ever was seen which was arguably true but then he claims the hall in the palace could hold six thousand diners and the wall around the palace was four miles long obvious exaggerations it really gets out of hand when marco starts describing kubo icons hunting party according to polo there were twenty thousand doghandlers and ten thousand falconers apparently when kubo icon went on a hunt his hunting party was the size of the crowd at a green bay packers game not to mention twenty thousand dogs and ten thousand birds clearly marco had a thing for at large numbers.
"marco" Discussed on Historical Figures
"It certainly looked bleak stuck in a dungeon trap tired hungry broken but in fact being behind bars turned out to be a fortunate break because with him was a fellow inmate named roost to kelo bruce to kelo from pisa was a writer he had written a book about the legend of king arthur and was the first italian author to do so while he was in prison marco polo begin dictating his memoirs and roussy kelo dutifully took it down the collaboration would result in the book that made marco polo of famous celebrity it was called little leave dim matvei du monde which is french for the book of wonders of the world in english she would come to be called the description of the world and then later as the travels of marco polo in time marco polo's autobiography would become its own publishing phenomenon through the years there have been more than one hundred twenty different versions of the book it's impossible to overstate the importance of this book to the legacy of marco polo other europeans had traveled to asia before him but his was the first recorded history we know that history in its simplest form results from someone telling the story of what happened and telling it first can anchor our expectations to what we believe actually happened that said there are a few obvious things to point out first marco polo was dictating certainly he had a prodigious memory but he wasn't relating this in real time the events he was talking about had happened years before and some of the events recounted in the book for example ones that involved his father or kubo icon didn't even happened to him so you're already getting a second or third hand account.
"marco" Discussed on Historical Figures
"The departed from the coast of china to travel by sea but it was a harrowing journey they ran into storms and battled illness when the trip began the passengers and crew numbered several hundred by the time they reach their destination the port of horror moose in persia only eighteen people had survived fortunately one of them was the princess and three others were the polos the princess was delivered to her persian fiance and the couple were married meanwhile the polos continued on their way when there was another setback in turkey where genoese officials confiscated three quarters of the families wealth still the paulos kept going until finally over two years after leaving china they arrived back in venice it was twelve ninety five and after 24 years away from the canals the polls were home but it was not quite the home they remembered understandably after being away for so long there was going to be an adjustment period marco had left as a 17yearold he was now almost forty one he had to get used to the language his old friends and acquaintances the way of life that was so different from what he was accustomed to he felt more comfortable in the court of kubilay con than walking through his hometown there was also the matter of a war as is so often the case the republic of venice was at war with their rival city genoa rival cities yes like athens and sparta an ancient greece sore boston versus new york when the red sox play the yankees exactly a venice engine no had been battling for dominance of the mediterranean sea starting in the middle of the 13th century this was the second of what would be four wars between the two republics over one hundred and twentyfive years and twelve 94 a fleet from venice was destroyed by a force gathered from gin noah's eastern colonies and in 12 95 war was officially declared as a proud venetian end man of honour marco polo joined the fight he commanded a ship and led his sailors into battle but this war would favor the other side an marco polo was not the warrior that his friends the cons where marco was captured and thrown in a genoa prison.
"marco" Discussed on Historical Figures
"After obtaining the favour of coup bly con the paulos had unparalleled access to his empire although they had only planned to stay for a few years the polos would end up being there for over two decades marco would learn foreign languages and travel widely throughout the region khan eventually employed marco as a special envoy and sent him to areas never before explored by europeans including burma india and tibet marco was fascinated by india and later he would write an extensive report about india's hindu customs but his first love was china or as he called it could tie as an intimate of the emperor marco was appointed to jobs of greater and greater significance in the region he served as the governor of a chinese city he worked as an official of the privy council at one point he was even the tax inspector at young joe the city in southwestern china the always carried a stamped metal packet from khan himself to establish his credentials and guarantee his safety if there is one thing that comes through in marco polo's later writings it is his find nece for china long passages reveal his fascination with the culture the people and its geography he would document the country's riches in silken spices and he would enthusiastically describe its ways in traditions still after years in china marco longed to return to his homeland but it wasn't so easy is just packing up and going home kubo icon had grown fond of the paulos and didn't want them to leave and when kubilay khandan want you to leave in you didn't leave the polos bite of their time until an opportunity arose and eventually it did a mongol princess was going to be married to a prince in persia could kubo icon allow the polos niccolo macphail and marco to escort the princess to her wedding and persia and then return home to venice reluctantly the leader agreed in twelve ninety two the paulos left for persia which was in modern day iran.
"marco" Discussed on Historical Figures
"If that seems absurdly long it is the election of pope gregory the 10th came after the longest people conclave ever that's the most time the roman catholic church has ever gone without a pope right doesn't it usually take about a week well the average is about thirty five days but the last several popes have been elected in about three but back to the story the polos when dennis much longer than anticipated which gave marco polo the perfect opportunity to bond with his longlost father men while the election of pope gregory the 10th may have been great for marco it was not so great for niccolo right gregory received the polos and was presented with a letter from kubo icon unfortunately pope gregory did not want to send one hundred priests to china germany was willing send eighty fifty 25 two to friars wolfowitz it to friars wouldn't kuebler icon be offended by then it gets worse the friars became spooked early in the journey and ran off but niccolo and buffet o persisted on and they did have a new travelling companion who had stick with them all the way to the court of coup bly con now 17yearold marco polo that family bonding time paid off most believe they travelled along the northern silk road but it is possible they may have taken the southern route and although we can't be sure of the exact path one thing we can be sure of is that young marco had a special affinity for travelling as he later described crossing the gobi desert.
"marco" Discussed on Historical Figures
"What was quite a tale nickel low and his brother fail marco's uncle had left finished to go east first to constantinople which is now is simple and modern day turkey for centuries constantinople was the largest and wealthiest city in europe as traders the polo set up shop there and stayed for years when they sense the political situation was turning they moved on he was a wise move after the nice sean's recaptured constantinople in 12 sixty one the new emperor wiped out the venetian quarter of the city captured venetian citizens were blinded and this was the era of not only the crusades but other religious and political battles as well empires fighting for territory and influence real game of thrones stuff niccolo and my fail set up a new base in seoul dia on the black sea is was part of the newlyformed mongol state of the golden hord but in search of greater profits the kept moving east first to the giant encampment known as the city of surat then to bukhara and what is now use beca stan and finally all the way to dodoo which is modern day beijing china so marco's dad an uncle made it to china before him but he would get there soon enough in dad do the polos would meet the leader of the mongol un dynasty coup bly con which is name that may sound familiar i remember the poem by samuel taylor coleridge about the leader who coleridge called kuebler and not coup bly the poem was written by coleridge when he was high on opium and had a dream about the mongolian emperor but it's hardly historically accurate the real coup bly khan came from famous lineage his grandfather was genghis khan that's right the genghis khan the infamous mongol leader.
"marco" Discussed on Historical Figures
"He finally comes clean to a reporter however the journalist decides not to correct the record the reporter says when the legend becomes fact print the legend on the legend becomes fact print the legend and in many ways that is marco polo on the legend became fact we will need to examine his life closely in order to separate fact from fiction the fact start in italy in the middle of the 13th century in the republic of venice the coastal northeastern part of the country picture venice today a city of churches in squares crowded architecture and canals it was not much different although centuries ago that's where marco polo was born in twelve fifty four some list his birthdate essop timber 15th while others say it can't be determined so even his birth remain somewhat of a mystery in fact we know almost nothing about marco polo's childhood what we do know is that his father niccolo yes that's right his father's name was niccolo polo was himself a merchant traveler but little marco didn't see his father for the first fifteen years of his life let's because niccolo was abroad travelling and trading some claim that marcos father didn't know he had a son that he got marco's mother pregnant before leaving and didn't find out about it until years later however that's probably not true this was the middle ages men especially of nikoloz station did as they pleased and he could very well have left on his journey and delegated the raising of the child to its mother so niccolo learning that for fifteen years he'd had a son and didn't know is most likely an embellishment to make the story more dramatic.
"marco" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Hi i'm vanessa richardson and i'm carter roy welcome to historical figures formerly known as remarkable lives tragic deaths every wednesday we discuss a different persons lasting historical impact unique personality and impression on the world around them art audio biographies cover big lives but we like to focus on little known facts today will be diving into the life of famous merchant traveler marco polo if you want to listen to any previous episodes of historical figures you can find them on apple podcast tune in google play stitcher spotify or your favorite podcast directory don't forget to subscribe it because a new episode comes out every wednesday you have probably heard the name marco polo i heard it this summer at the pool marco polo known but who is this man you may have a vague notion the italian explorer who went to china he wrote a popular book about his world travels but what are the details of his life and just as importantly what is true and what isn't because that is a big questions surrounding him in fact when i think about the life of marco polo i am reminded of the movie the man who shot liberty valance yes with jimmy stewart and john wayne in the film jimmy stewart takes credit for shooting the notorius criminal liberty balance even though john wayne was the man who actually did it and john wayne let's jimmy stewart's character get away with it later in the film actor jimmy stewart has ridden his false belief to fame and great success.