Fishing Without Bait

It's about living a life without definitive expectations and learning to fish without bait.

About the show

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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  • Origin Story: An Explosive Experience | Episode 61

    October 18th, 2016  |  10 mins 27 secs

    Jim ellermeyer continues discussing his personal history to see what made him the host you know today.  He discusses his rough times with his father including one rather “explosive” experience.  An incident that began his decent into...

  • Origin Story: The Beginning | Fishing Without Bait 60

    October 11th, 2016  |  13 mins 1 sec

    James Ellermeyer begins his own origin story.  We explore the early life of our host in a small town outside of Pittsburgh.  We find out about his family that influenced him, especially those who displayed some extraordinarily special...

  • Second star to the right and straight on `til morning | Episode 59

    October 4th, 2016  |  12 mins 1 sec

    James Ellermeyer talks about the things in our life that hold us back and accepting the inspirations and honesty that can move us forward.    Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on...

  • Who’s Driving the Bus | Episode 58

    September 27th, 2016  |  9 mins 14 secs

    James Ellermeyer discusses the bus of your life.  We don’t always like what the driver does, or the people that get on the bus with us.  What happens when we take the wheel of our lives?  Subscribe to our Podcast on...

  • Reflected Self | Episode 57

    September 20th, 2016  |  14 mins 6 secs

    James Ellermeyer deep dives into your ego.  What is the difference between a baby’s ego and yours?  What does it mean to live with your ego, live with eyes wide open, and the doors it opens when you have a developed ego. Also listen...

  • Addition by Subtraction | Episode 56

    September 13th, 2016  |  13 mins 15 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer this episode encourages you to take an inventory of the stuff in your life, both the physical things in your home, and the things in  your mind.  Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or...

  • Connecting the Dots | Episode 55

    September 6th, 2016  |  10 mins 16 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer is pondering the quote of Steve Jobs: Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Taking a...

  • License to Live | Episode 54

    August 30th, 2016  |  10 mins 26 secs

    James Ellermeyer asks if you’ve ever been asked to display your “license to live”.  What is your profile to yourself? Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on your...

  • Finder’s Keepers | Episode 53

    August 23rd, 2016  |  10 mins 18 secs

    James Ellermeyer discusses how we use the maintenance tools of Fishing Without Bait and Full Impact Mindfulness such as repetition and giving away charity to make yourself whole.   Subscribe to our Podcast...

  • Buddha Awake | Episode 52

    August 16th, 2016  |  10 mins 58 secs

    James Ellermeyer discusses what the Buddha means when he says he is awake, the concept of Awakened Doing, and more. This is the wake up call to be aware and take the steps every day to engage in Full Impact Mindfulness.  Subscribe to our Podcast...

  • Pop In | Episode 51

    August 8th, 2016  |  11 mins 50 secs

    James Ellermeyer discusses on how we “pop in” to our lives and turning that up to be popped in all of the time.  We answer this with a review and application of what we have learned in Full Impact Mindfulness up to this point.  Subscribe...

  • Drop the Rock | Episode 50

    July 19th, 2016  |  13 mins 27 secs

    James Ellermeyer takes a look at the rock that weight down our lives.  We look at identifying the resentments in our lives and and the fear of being found out many of us hold.  Subscribe to our Podcast...

  • Dancing With Ourself | Episode 49

    July 12th, 2016  |  10 mins 5 secs

    James Ellermeyer discusses the dance we do in our lives.  Could we be our own best dance partner?  We discuss the maturation and focus on Full Impact Mindfulness building from our Podcasts.   Also listen to our episode on Lucid Dreams...

  • Purposeful Impact | Episode 48

    July 5th, 2016  |  12 mins 45 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer discusses giving purpose to the day to day of your life.  Employing Full Impact Mindfulness and kindness in others and more! Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on your...

  • Tell Me Your Name | Episode 47

    June 28th, 2016  |  11 mins 30 secs

    James Ellermeyer discusses the importance of names.  Why are we named what we are named, why do we share names with parents, and why do we name things. How can we recreate ourselves in renaming our life and the things in it.  Challenge:...

  • Eyes Wide Open | Episode 46

    June 21st, 2016  |  11 mins 40 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer discusses what it means to live life with “eyes wide open” and “eyes wide shut” Past episodes mentioned: Beginner’s Mind  Am I Alive Check In   Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google...