Fishing Without Bait: A Full Impact Mindfulness Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

458 episodes of Fishing Without Bait: A Full Impact Mindfulness Podcast since the first episode, which aired on June 23rd, 2015.

  • Classic Fishing Without Bait 98: Meeting Laura Pickens

    December 5th, 2023  |  13 mins 55 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer is joined by massage therapist Laura Pickens to discuss her philosophy of helping people becoming “unstuck” and the stresses stored in your muscles. Why we need to take care of ourselves first and how to change that thinking in parents.

  • Fishing Without Bait 402: From Pitfalls to New Perspectives

    November 28th, 2023  |  21 mins 7 secs
    community, forgiveness, letting go, life purpose, mental health, mindfulness, podcast, pro wrestling, psychedelics, self-care, spirituality

    Join host Jim Ellermeyer and guest Regina Badger as they have an insightful discussion touching on spirituality, mental health, psychedelics, pro wrestling, and more. They explore the uncertainty in life and the call to cultivate community. Regina shares her passion for building a new future centered around meaning and purpose and experience using DBT and Ayahuasca. Tune in to hear Regina's uplifting life perspective rooted in letting go, forgiveness, and doing good for ourselves and others.

  • Classic Fishing Without Bait 363: Expectations for the Holidays

    November 21st, 2023  |  14 mins 20 secs
    christmas, expectations, family, gifts, holidays, mindfulness, psychology, therapy, time

    Jim Ellermeyer and Producer Mike discuss the expectations that cause anxiety around Christmas and the misnomer of Jesus’s birthday.  We discuss why we established December 25 as the holiday. What is important in this season when we are missing our loved ones? 

  • Interpreting Spirituality | Episode 401

    November 14th, 2023  |  23 mins 11 secs
    ayahuasca, beginner's mind, challenges, community, expectations, growth, letting go, life's journey, materialism, nature, opportunities, psychedelics, self-forgiveness, self-reflection, social media pressures, spirituality, unknown

    Regina Badger shares her spiritual journey through psychedelics and how embracing life's challenges leads to growth. She and Jim discuss how we're all connected energetically and the importance of self-forgiveness. They talk about avoiding materialism and social media pressures, instead finding success through community and nature. Though their paths differ, they agree stepping into the unknown with beginner's mind opens us to possibilities. Overall, an insightful discussion on spirituality, letting go of control, and being open to life's journey.

  • Are We Listening? | Episode 400

    November 7th, 2023  |  23 mins 46 secs
    christianity, discussion, mindfulness, personal growth, podcast, psychology, religion, spirituality

    Regina "Honey" Badger returns to the podcast to discuss her journey back to Christianity. She describes how Jordan Peterson's lectures helped lead her back to God. Regina talks about developing a personal relationship with God, not needing church for that connection. She and Jim discuss the meaning behind Bible stories and not taking them literally. They agree Jesus' message was love and compassion. Regina explains her pro-choice views despite being Christian now, showing complexity around the issue.

  • Episode 400 Celebration Throwback: Episode 2: Human Being vs human Doing

    October 30th, 2023  |  15 mins 16 secs

    As we continue our 400th episode celebration, we take a moment to reflect on our second episode of the show!

    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

  • Episode 400 Celebration Throwback: Episode 1: Welcome to Fishing Without Bait

    October 24th, 2023  |  16 mins 56 secs

    As we prepare for our 400th episode, we take a moment to reflect on our first episode of the show!

    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.

  • Back To Our Regular Scheduled Jim | Episode 399

    October 17th, 2023  |  21 mins 38 secs
    accept help, attitude, gratitude, health, hospitalization, life challenges, milestone episode, recovery, self-care, trust

    After an extended break, Jim Ellermeyer returns to the Fishing Without Bait podcast. He discusses dealing with a recent health issue and hospitalization. Jim emphasizes having a positive attitude, treating staff with kindness, and following medical advice. He reflects on practicing what he preaches about self-care. Jim and co-host Mike share thoughts on reacting well to life's challenges, trusting others, accepting help, and making changes. They express gratitude to listeners and preview upcoming 400th episode celebrations. The hosts promote recovery and living fully.

  • Classic Fishing Without Bait 13: Attitude of Gratitude

    October 10th, 2023  |  15 mins 43 secs

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

  • Classic Fishing Without Bait 29: Emotional Quicksand

    October 3rd, 2023  |  10 mins 36 secs

    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.

  • Classic Fishing Without Bait 75: Love is an Action Word

    September 26th, 2023  |  12 mins 14 secs
    jesus, love, mindfulness, mister rogers

    Jim Ellermeyer reflects on the words of Mister Rogers in a time of unrest and analyzes the Parable of the Good Samaritan from the Jesus of the Christian Bible. 

    "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." — Mister Rogers

  • Classic Fishing Without Bait 74: Spa Day

    September 19th, 2023  |  12 mins 52 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer discusses the “nose blindness” you have on your own life and hitting that reset button with a personal “Spa day” to reset your internal senses.  How are our lives like planting flowers?  Subscribe to our Podcast...

  • Classic Fishing Without Bait 237: You Are Important

    September 12th, 2023  |  21 mins 38 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer is talking with us today to help out those who are in recovery during this tough time. We discuss how we can still move forward if it feels like we’re standing still in our homes, navigating the hallway of life, and identifying just how important you and those around you are.

  • Leveling Up with Jessie Notarius | Episode 398

    September 5th, 2023  |  16 mins 14 secs
    athletics, behavior therapy, career goals, costumes, dealing with fans, doors open pittsburgh, female wrestler, feud, highland park, interview, jessie notarius, meditation, memories, mental health, mindfulness, mindfulness tour, paying attention, podcast, professional wrestling, social media, sports, tatiana the unwilting, upcoming match, valerie vermin, women in sports, women's wrestling, wrestling

    Jim Ellermeyer, host of the mindfulness podcast "Fishing Without Bait", interviews pro wrestler Jessie Notarius, known in the ring as Tatiana The Unwilting. They discuss Jessie's experiences as a female wrestler, including dealing with inappropriate fans, respect from male wrestlers, and her career goals. Jessie talks about her current feud with Valerie Vermin and gives advice to young women pursuing their dreams. She promotes her upcoming match and invites listeners to connect on social media. The episode provides an insightful look into the world of women's professional wrestling.

  • Bumps in the Road with Jessie Notarius | Episodes 397

    August 30th, 2023  |  16 mins 25 secs
    authenticity, creativity, discipline, elbow injury, female wrestler, floral fashion, livin gin the moment, mindfulness podcast, performance, pro wrestling, stone cold steve austin, tatiana unwilting, wrestling insights, wrestling journey, wrestling memories

    Join mindfulness guide Jim Ellermeyer as he delves into the world of professional wrestling, interviewing the delightful flower child Tatiana on her journey from rookie to bold persona.

    Hear Tatiana's captivating stories of battling misperceptions about women in wrestling, bringing her floral fantasies to life in the ring, and her Zen philosophies on performance. Jim artfully coaxes insights from her on being present and embracing the theater of wrestling.

    From her double elbow break to memories of stars like "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, this unlikely duo finds common ground in their openness to new experiences.

    Tune in as they have a thoughtful discussion on living in the moment - you may not expect a mindful meditation on life to blossom from a wrestling podcast, but that's the beauty of fishing without bait.

    Join us as we explore the intersections of discipline and creativity, performance and authenticity, and more. You'll come away entertained and enlightened, and may even want to add floral prints to your wardrobe!

  • Becoming a Pro Wrestler with Jessie Notarius | Episode 396

    August 22nd, 2023  |  18 mins 27 secs
    fishing without bait, jessie notarius, jim ellermeyer, mindfulness, official match, performance, physical conditioning, podcast, pro wrestling, quinn magnum, the unwilting tatiana, theater, wrestling training

    In this episode of "Fishing Without Bait," host Jim Ellermeyer chats with Jessie Notarius, aka "The Unwilting Tatiana" in pro wrestling. Discover how she entered wrestling when theater closed, her training with Quinn Magnum, the physical demands, and her remarkable journey to her first official match.