March 27th, 2018 | 15 mins 17 secs
Jim Ellermeyer continues his chat with author Joshua Tarquinio, author of “The Rogue Mountains”. We discuss accepting your creative “gifts”, arrogance vs confidence, the next book, and big advice for aspiring authors.
March 20th, 2018 | 16 mins 23 secs
author, creativity, game of thrones, pittsburgh, writer
Jim Ellermeyer continues his chat with author Joshua Tarquinio, author of “The Rogue Mountains”. We discuss his background and interests that led to the themes in this project, challenging audiences with content, and how to restart a project.
March 13th, 2018 | 18 mins 6 secs
author, book, character development, creativity
This week Jim Ellermeyer is joined by author Joshua Tarquinio, author of “The Rogue Mountains”. Joshua discusses the challenges of getting the word out about your self published book, making real choices (like writing a novel), developing characters in his book, and more as we discuss his book, dealing with characters and monsters after a supposed apocalypse.
March 6th, 2018 | 23 mins 19 secs
fear, girls write pittsburgh, mentoring, mindfulness, sheena carroll, writing
Jim Ellermeyer continues to chat with writer and poet Sheena Carroll as they discuss “buying the ticket” to help herself, her mindful action plan, her influences with witchcraft, it’s closeness to nature and energy, the magic of speaking what we created. Sheena also discusses working with Girls Write Pittsburgh and showing others how to explore their talents.
February 26th, 2018 | 17 mins 5 secs
anime, comfort zone, poetry, sheena carroll, writing
Jim Ellermeyer continues to chat with writer and poet Sheena Carroll as they discuss her interests in Spacecraft, which both fascinates and scares her, giant robots and dinosaurs, her “Miss Macross” moniker from Robotech. We also discuss comfort zones and escaping them. We discuss her blog and writing and the concept of “Life Fatigue” and our use of our time. Mecha Depression Fest dealing with stress and making the decision to make a change.
February 19th, 2018 | 13 mins 7 secs
authentic self, critical self, thomas edison
Jim Ellermeyer is joined this week by writer and poet Sheen Caroll to discuss her inspirations creativity to getting into writing, taking control of her focus into writing, dissociating ourselves with our active lives, and shares some of her work.
February 13th, 2018 | 20 mins 12 secs
Jim Ellermeyer and Michael Sorg discuss the distraction of money in our lives. What happens if money is a barrier to our life goals? What happens if you keep the receipts for everything you buy in a month and look at them? How do you change your thinking on how you use your money. How can we declutter our life?
February 6th, 2018 | 20 mins 13 secs
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by co-producer of the show Missy Sorg to discuss how the show has helped in her life, what we can learn from the terminally ill children asked how they wish they had more time for, what we spend with the people who matter in our lives. We look back at the concept of the “ikigai” to find our purpose.
January 30th, 2018 | 21 mins 30 secs
artisans, artists, creativity, grammies, leadership, perspective
We continue our discussion with Singer/songwriter Jasmine Tate and Jim Ellermeyer as we ask Jasmine the qualifications she looks for in other people, becoming a leader in Artisans, modeling behavior, those that produce art for therapy and change, and a special performance of “Coming Alive.”
January 23rd, 2018 | 18 mins 1 sec
jesus, love, prayer, time traveling
We continue our discussion with Singer/songwriter Jasmine Tate and Jim Ellermeyer as we discuss further her story praying with teenagers at a McDonald’s. They discuss their own experiences with prayer and it’s purpose, time traveling and self validation, and more.
January 16th, 2018 | 18 mins 25 secs
Singer/songwriter Jasmine Tate joins Jim Ellermeyer this week to talk about her work as an artist and passion, her mentors, her religion, her message, the root of situations, and we discuss an encounter Jasmine had at a local McDonald’s with some teenagers asking them to pray.
January 8th, 2018 | 19 mins 53 secs
choices, conversations, herd mentality, prison system, twitter
Jim Eellermeyer discusses some of his ventures chatting with people on Twitter, adding depth to conversations and using our language, predicting responses, the appreciation of where you are in your life, herd mentality and making “good” choices.
January 2nd, 2018 | 23 mins 15 secs
abracadabra, islam, jesus christ, jihad, pitbulls, prophet muhammad
Jim Eellermeyer continues his discussion with Imam Hamza Perez as we visit the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh as we discuss the common misconceptions of muslims and the religion of Islam. We discuss the connections with Christianity, the true meaning of Jihad, the power of women scholars in Islam, the concept of covering everything from your body to items in the religion, and more.
December 26th, 2017 | 20 mins 51 secs
ego, islam, modeling behavior, prophet muhammad
For the next few weeks, we visit the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and have a chat with Imam Hamza Perez about his upbringing from Puerto Rico to Worcester, MA. We discuss his experiences growing up with some hardships and how that applies to his youth services. We discuss the examples that Prophet Muhammad sets for modeling behavior, and his conversion to Islam. We look at the idea of a corrupted religion background, the ego, and how he keeps it in check.
December 18th, 2017 | 14 mins 24 secs
decluttering, helper, joy, minimizing
What happens to the digital us when you die? James Ellermeyer and Michael Sorg have a fun and frank conversation about what happens to our digital selves when we pass, storing your online media with archive.org, making sure these technologies are assistants instead of hindrances, our interest in looking back on the year, the idea of the anti New Year’s Resolution to push yourself further.
December 12th, 2017 | 18 mins 16 secs
diversion, fear, point of view
We conclude our conversation with comedian and social vigilante Krish Mohan about battling hate, points of views, looking at issues from new angles, learning the facts behind the issues against time to live life, and more!