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Fishing Without Bait

A mindful exercise. A look at ourselves. We recommend rest and relaxation. One way you can do this is to take up fishing. And for a truly mindful experience, try fishing without bait.
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Dec 29, 2015

What board effects do our choices do around us?  How do we allow time to control us?  What are small changes we can make that can have a large effect? 

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Dec 22, 2015

We talk about the narrative of our lives and how we develop skills from speaking to the work we do.  How does our emotional detachment to an experience change our thoughts? What is your brain doing to protect you from these experiences? How do step back and become a nonjudgemental observer? 

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Dec 15, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer discusses our choices and get deeper into a conversation about how “making a choice” is not as easy as it sounds sometimes and how our responses change. 

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Dec 8, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer discusses Time Line Therapy and gets us started with a self examination in our state of mindfulness. Where are your expectations on finding resolutions to your problems? What in our past shape how we behave today, and how can recognizing that change how we live? 

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Dec 3, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer takes a look at Judaism and how mindfulness applies to the faith in its distant history, and more!

Challenge: Try to give 10 blessings a day. 

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Nov 24, 2015

Jim Eellermeyer discusses buddhism, the suffering of life, how we decide to be with or without suffering, and the concepts of viparinama-dukkha, samkhara-dukkha, and dukkha-dukkha and break down where that voice in your head comes from. 

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Nov 17, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer discusses Islam and attempts to describe the true meanings of what a "jihad".   We talk about basic concepts from the religion that sound remarkably like mindfulness, beginner's mind, and the writings of Rumi

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Nov 10, 2015

We take a look at the teachings of Jesus and his take on mindfulness that has been spread through Christianity.

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Nov 3, 2015

We discuss pressing the reset button on ourselves on a daily basis, how we measure happiness, and recharging out batteries. 

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Oct 27, 2015

Jim Eellermeyer discusses not always getting what we want, being distracted by the pink hippopotamus, shooting yourself with negative thoughts, the problem that gets into your way, how pain can be useful and more!

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Oct 20, 2015

We take a look at how we allow our outside influences control our choices and actions, understanding the consequences, everyone is in recovery from something, and the state of the perception of mental health today.  

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Oct 13, 2015

We look back at our progress on Fishing Without Bait so far and where we are going, self defeating words, the wild horse that is loose in your head, informational overload, losing control, and making choices based on emotions and habit. 

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Oct 6, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer discusses the difference between Pleasure and Joy. Why is Pleasure so hard to pursue and can get us into trouble and the sustainability of Joy.  We look at Krishna Pendyala’s take on "The Pig and the Ape” from his book.   

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Sep 29, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer talks with us about our Gratitude Ratio in our lives, looking in the right place, increasing energy levels, and more. 

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Sep 22, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer starts with a check in on seeing if we are actually alive. How are we losing touch with our senses, and the details and life around them.  

Challenge: Sit in absolute silence for 15 minutes a day. 

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Sep 15, 2015

This is a first part of an on going discussion about having a non-judgemental mind.  How do we decipher between the judgements and evaluations in our life that are helpful and those that hinder our growth and decision making?

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Sep 8, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer discusses the ability to use our fear and desperation to better yourself. What is “Optimal Anxiety” and how do we push past the fear to turn it into a driving force? 

Challenge: Next time you're in an elevator, strike up a conversation with a stranger. Compliment something the cashier at the grocery story is wearing. Step out of your comfort zone. 

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Sep 1, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer discusses focusing on the "dirty diapers" of the world, limiting your life by putting it in a box, missing experiences and growth, and staying with relationships and environments not good for you.  

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Aug 27, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer discusses separating our brain from our mind.  How do we learn to take our minds off autopilot? How do we remove judgements from our thinking? 

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Aug 18, 2015

James Ellerymeyer discusses how your brain works, how it learns and adapts, what powers it, the mind-body connection, and how high emotion solidifies learning.  

Activity: Write a sentence with your non dominant hand…in cursive! 

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Aug 11, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer discusses “Dropping the Rock”.  What happens when we let go of our past and anxieties that hold us back?  We discuss dealing with our fears, anxieties, sexual dishonesty, and more.

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Aug 4, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer discusses the Beginner’s Mind, a concept stemming from zen buddhism, taking one step at a time in our day to day life, eliminating the “should’s” in our mind, avoiding comparing ourselves to others, becoming the observer and assessing our experiences. 

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Jul 21, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer discusses listening.  Not just how much we listen to others, but listening to ourselves. How can we return to our foundation and roots and repair the damage our inner critic have done? 

Challenge: Do something nice for yourself today. 

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Jul 14, 2015

Jim Ellermeyer discusses being mindful of time as currency, and choice and choosing as the how we spend it.  Our producer Michael Sorg also shares some feedback as he applies concepts from the first episodes in his own day to day life. 

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Jul 7, 2015

James Ellermeyer explores more into the idea of our lives as Human Beings versus ending up being Humans Doing.  How do we move our minds from thinking we have to do something and deciding to do the things we need to from day to day.  Episode 2  Human Being vs Human Doing

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