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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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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.  

From this episode: http://iqmatrix.com/

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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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Jun 25, 2015

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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