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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Episodes

  • Kintsugi Part 2: Episode 202

    July 23rd, 2019  |  13 mins 56 secs
    cleansing, kintsugi, throwing away

    Jim Ellermeyer is discussing the concept of Kintsugi - the art of precious scars. Look further at loneliness and those around us and the experiences that shape our lives, misfit toys, learning from our scars, and more.

  • Kintsugi Part 1 | Episode 201

    July 16th, 2019  |  13 mins 20 secs
    cleansing, kintsugi, throwing away

    Jim Ellermeyer is discussing the concept of Kintsugi - the art of precious scars.  We look at the day to day and putting our first foot forward in repairing ourselves, identifying what NOT to do, cleansing our minds, and loneliness. 

  • 12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 5 | Episode 200

    July 9th, 2019  |  17 mins 2 secs
    12 step program, alcoholics anonymous, behavioral change, fears, morals, religion, resentment, sex

    Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change. We are discussing the Maintenance Steps starting with step 10 - continue to take personal inventory and admit when you are wrong.  Step 11 is continuing to be sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Step 12 is to have a spiritual awakening and being present and connected in life. 

  • 12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 4 | Fishing Without Bait 199

    July 2nd, 2019  |  12 mins 6 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change.  We start with step 6: being entirely prepared to have God remove your defects of character and Step 7: Letting them go.  We look at changing things today, and the humbling experience of changing how they live life, Step 8: making a list of those we’ve harmed, Step 9: making amends in the best way possible. 

  • 12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 3 | Episode 198

    June 25th, 2019  |  14 mins 5 secs
    12 step program, alcoholics anonymous, behavioral change, fears, morals, religion, resentment, sex

    Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change. We discuss Step 4, making a fearless and searching moral inventory of ourselves. We talk about making our making our list to resentment, fears, and sex. Step 5 is admitting to God, ourselves, and another the nature of our wrongs.

  • 12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 2 | Episode 197

    June 18th, 2019  |  19 mins 13 secs
    12 step program, behavioral change, faith, i choose

    Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change. We continue our discussion on Step 2 and the concept of a higher power, what faith is, using our “I choose” words, the 3rd step of in the decision to turning our life and decisions over to God as we understand him, the concepts in discussion with “Is it true, is it kind, is it necessary”.

  • 12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 1 | Episode 196

    June 10th, 2019  |  19 mins 22 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change.   We discuss the first step: admitting that our lives are unmanageable. We look at what identifies an unmanageable live, looking at the definition of insanity and working smarter, not harder in your life, and identifying the ability to ignore what you cannot change in the world, but what you can change in yourself.  We talk about step 2 and believing in a power greater than yourself, the ability to recognize our internal power was not working.

  • Mindful Music | Episode 195

    June 4th, 2019  |  16 mins 25 secs
    janelle burdell, live music, music, nick eiben, pittsburgh, sheena carroll

    This week we look back at the musical performances from the show!

  • Gratitude with Professor Buzzkill | Episode 194

    May 28th, 2019  |  20 mins 8 secs
    gratitude, izaak walton, podcaster, professor buzzkill, the compleat angler, tribe

    Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with Podcaster Professor Buzzkill and The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton. They continue to talk about the book’s take on gratitude, mindfulness and more!

  • Vexations with Professor Buzzkill | Fishing Without Bait 193

    May 22nd, 2019  |  22 mins 50 secs
    izaak walton, podcaster, professor buzzkill, the compleat angler

    Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with Podcaster Professor Buzzkill and The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton. They continue to talk about the vexations in our lives, contemplation and action and more!

  • Professor Buzzkill | Episode 192

    May 14th, 2019  |  20 mins 46 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer is joined by fellow Podcaster Professor Buzzkill as we discuss his path into history, and the beginnings of a talk about The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton.

  • Ending the Cycle with Emily | Episode 191

    May 7th, 2019  |  17 mins 32 secs
    addiction, anxiety, authentic self, prison, recovery, rehabilitation

    Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Emily wrap their conversation talking more about her cycle of cleaning up and jail, getting sober along with her father, snapping her out of the cycle, the things she had done because of drugs, the sense of relief one day realizing she was done, participating in her meetings, finally being able to listen to her authentic self.

  • Willpower and Surrender with Emily | Episode 190

    April 30th, 2019  |  19 mins 26 secs
    addiction, anxiety, codependency, prison, recovery, rehabilitation, surrender

    Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Emily are continuing their conversation on what addiction feels like, a matter of willpower and how helpless she felt going back to drugs after she left prison, surrendering to the need to work on herself and return to rehabilitation, what withdrawal feels like, “using to die” after her mother passed.

  • Identity with Emily | Episode 189

    April 23rd, 2019  |  22 mins
    addiction, anxiety, imposter

    Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Emily for the next few episodes to discuss her path to recovery. We look at her self esteem and identity growing up, getting into drinking and doing drugs at a young age, reacting to his brother’s death, and losing herself.

  • Confidence and Presence With Natalie Bencivenga | Episode 188

    April 16th, 2019  |  22 mins
    arrogance, chronos, confidence, kairos, mindfulness, pittsburgh, presence, time

    Jim Ellermeyer spends some more time catching up with Natalie Bencivenga about arrogance and confidence and being a positive influence, time with kairos and chronos, the individual’s bill of rights, and more!

  • Waterfall With Natalie Bencivenga | Episode 187

    April 9th, 2019  |  22 mins 45 secs
    newspaper, pittsburgh, reset button, social work, waterfall, yoga

    Jim Ellermeyer spends some more time catching up with Natalie Bencivenga about working with time as they do a time traveling exercise, talk about resetting your lives like our computers using exercise and yoga, applying action and effort, not worrying about what people think about her, and the cleansing energy of walking through a Waterfall.