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.
June 12th, 2018 | 16 mins
dialectic behavior therapy, domestic violence, fear
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by an old friend in musician James Buckley about his involvement with the Sing To Stop Domestic Violence event. We discuss the what leads to these situations, from the fear to the connections, the power of the offender, how the event reaches out to try to help, justifying abuse, the stories and more.
June 5th, 2018 | 21 mins 57 secs
12 step, inventory, mindfulness, resentment
Jim Ellermeyer takes us through the next 3 steps of the 12 Step Program including taking a moral inventory of your life, your resentments, being selfish or dishonest in an emotional relationship with another, working with a trusted person, and more!
May 29th, 2018 | 19 mins 40 secs
12 step, addiction, atheism, fear, mindfulness
Jim Ellermeyer takes us through the first 3 steps of the 12 Step Program from admitting your powerlessness over your addiction and identifying that with your authentic self, believing in a higher power and converting that into faith, and deciding to turn your life over to this higher power, and paying attention on purpose.
May 22nd, 2018 | 11 mins 7 secs
Christopher Whitlatch concludes his discussion about dealing with bipolar disorder with Jim Ellermeyer with a discussion on listening, how his experience feels like a Tilt a Whirl, the symptoms to look for and how to start moving in the direction for treatment.
May 15th, 2018 | 14 mins 59 secs
Christopher Whitlatch continues his discussion about dealing with bipolar disorder with Jim Ellermeyer including having the strength to accept help, the importance of having his partner in sessions from time to time and understanding what it is and what it isn’t when people think about mental illness.
May 8th, 2018 | 22 mins 22 secs
Christopher Whitlatch joins Jim Ellermeyer to discuss his decision to discuss his experiences with bipolar disorder as part of ConCamo at a story telling event. Chris discusses getting the bravery to talk about it with his professional background, initially seeking treatment, what the disease feels like and “chasing the tiger” and more.
May 1st, 2018 | 19 mins 40 secs
dreams, mindfulness, self concept, tattoo, velvet tail tattoo
Jim Ellermeyer is on location getting a new tattoo of our Podcast logo at the Velvet Tail Tattoo with Lindsey “LP” Potter. Jim talks with us about the meaning behind that logo,and LP chats with us about relationships and how she handles those that may be making a wise mind decision.
April 24th, 2018 | 17 mins 18 secs
adhd, equine therapy, mindfulness, schizophrenic
Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with Sasha Zeleznik about Equine Therapy.
How did we connect a horse to therapy? What makes them appropriate for this? How does this help with schizophrenia? What activities are involved interacting with the horse?
April 17th, 2018 | 15 mins 4 secs
equine therapy, mindfulness
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Sasha Zeleznik. We begin our discussion about her background and finding her passion in horses, discovering their emotional reactions, the expectations of being confident leaders, whether they “time travel” and more.
April 10th, 2018 | 18 mins 6 secs
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Dr. Matt Keener to discuss the tools of technology to help people in their lives and to be mindful of what it does, a look at how much technology has changed related to other things in our lives, setting the rhythm in your life, and more!
April 2nd, 2018 | 15 mins 52 secs
change, matt keener, technology
Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with Dr. Matt Keener to discuss expectations, using technology to break down barriers in your life, understanding the implications of the way we communicate over these new means, applying it to the medical community, and working with adolescents.
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.