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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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Apr 7, 2016

This week, Jim Ellermeyer further discusses “Full Impact mindfulness”.  How do mirrors help us take a look at our selves and assess.  We discuss the light in your life that you let in when the windows of your life are clean.  

Read “The Eyes of a Child

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Mar 29, 2016

Jim Eellermeyer discusses looking at the “preview” of our life instead of buying a ticket to your life and participating.  How can we change our perspective to stop looking at the “monkey butt” of life and learning from failure. 

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Mar 22, 2016

Jim Eellermeyer discusses our minds and lives going  “down the rabbit hole”.  We discuss the song inside ourselves, and giving yourself permission to unleash that song and go down the rabbit hole in your life and venture into the unknown.   

Challenge: Allow yourself permission to see where your curiosity goes. 

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Mar 15, 2016

Jim Eellermeyer talks about the phrase “It’s good to be me” and taking a personal inventory of yourself.  Learning about emotional sobriety, and the influences in how we feel. 

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Mar 4, 2016

Jim Ellermeyer discusses “feeling the tingle” of life and participating in life.  What is holding us back from our Carpe Diem?  How do we become grounded.  

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Feb 23, 2016

Jim Eellermeyer discusses the concept of “Seize the Day!” or Carpe Diem!  What is holding you back?  This is a WAKE UP CALL!  How do we accept our base and foundation of our lives?  

Challenge: What is your base.  The thing in your life that if you didn’t have that, you would have nothing else.

From this episode: 
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1939/03/18/the-secret-life-of-walter-james-thurber

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Feb 16, 2016

This week, take a trip back to the beginning of Fishing Without Bait! 

In this introductory episode, Jim Ellermeyer shares some of the principles in our practice including a Human Being vs Human Doing, knowing how to analyze a situation in your life, how we all time travel in our minds and how we can live in right now.  

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Feb 9, 2016

Jim Ellermeyer discusses taking ownership of our negative thoughts and friends and filling our lives with positivity in our thoughts, actions, and the people around us.  

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Feb 2, 2016

Jim Ellermeyer discusses being truthful and why it is important, the visual masks we wear, our concepts of speaking the truth and perception of lies and speaking form our heart.
From this episode: 
Natalie Edwards -  http://www.natedwards.co.uk/ 

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Jan 26, 2016

Jim Eellermeyer discusses why we continue to do things that do not work including the coping mechanisms, the illusion of control we present ourselves with, the male and other stereo types represented on television that teach us not to emote, how we give ourselves some “wiggle room”, and more!

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Jan 19, 2016

Jim Ellermeyer discusses a concept from Gestalt theory and How to survive emotional quicksand as we try not to fall into the trap of looking at who we are not rather than accepting who we are.

 

 

From this episode:

"Gestalt Therapy Verbatim"  by Frederick S. Perls 

http://www.amazon.com/Gestalt-Therapy-Verbatim-Frederick-Perls/dp/0939266164

How to survive quicksand : a guide to uncomfortable feelings http://head-heart-health.com/6773/a-guide-to-uncomfortable-feelings

Jan 12, 2016

This week, we read a blog post where a student describes her venture into mindfulness in the first 6 weeks and how it changed her life. 

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Jan 5, 2016

Jim Ellermeyer discusses finding those glancing moments of mindfulness, Concentration, and more. 

Challenge: Experiment with the flame meditation.  (review what it is at 8:00 in this week’s Podcast!) Tell us your results on Facebook and Twitter

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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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