TLS #173 – My birthday wishes for biz owners, parents, college students & more  

On Saturday I turn 32. And as I’ve reflected on this past year, I thought it would be fun to share my birthday wishes for you - regardless of if it’s close your birthday right now or not. I’m sharing my wishes for those who are business owners, parents, college students, people who want to leave their jobs, people going through breakups, anyone who is feeling lonely, and more. My hope is that something shared in this episode connects with you and uplifts you in some way - big or small. : ) This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear a bit of encouragement in any stage in their lives.   [Tweet "“You can still love each other and still move on to the next chapter." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“There are no mistakes, just wonderful lessons to learn." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“When you get your love and approval from yourself, you’re more likely to listen to what your intuition has to say." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Start asking people questions" - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   For business owners, how dropping imposed deadlines can allow flow to take you from one thing to the next and release the grip you have on deadlines. For those people who dislike their current jobs, I wish you can find a value that you can practice in your current job everyday until your intuition leads you to the next job. For parents with young children, please don’t place your kids in a position to live your values, but rather help them uncover their own values.  For parents with older children, encourage and help them look within themselves to find the answers they are seeking and support them as they make choices. To the college students, my wish is that you start to bring practices of mindfulness into your life and begin to look into yourself and tapping into your intuition. For those going through a breakup, I wish you can find a way to find alignment from within instead of finding alignment within the relationship. For those in the dating arena, remember to find alignment first, then maintain it from within yourself (rather than from the relationship). For those who feels things have been taken away, I wish you can get grounded within yourself and find your internal alignment.  For those who are unsure what to do next, please try to find a way to flow in the meantime with what is showing up in your life. For those of you that are afraid to make a mistake, don’t worry about it - it’s all going to work out. For those who have made the wrong choice, give yourself that empathy and compassion and return to your intuition and follow it’s advice for you. For those of you feeling lonely, you’re not alone. When you find a way to tap into your intuition, you’ll find the guidance you need so you will connect with the part of yourself that is not lonely. Another way to combat loneliness is to connect and learn from teachers that you admire.  For those feeling overwhelmed, try taking things off your plate, or in other words, lighten your load. For those who need a “life plan”, take a break and relax, see what’s in front of you, and take one step at a time - let the knowing guide you. For those who worry a lot, give yourself compassion and empathy for it, so you can loosen it’s hold on you. For those who feel envy in social media, it’s not about what you see or hear, but it’s about how aligned you feel inside. For those facing negativity, don’t let their external mis-alignments affect your own internal alignment.   SHOW NOTES TLS #100: Elizabeth Gilbert TLS #127: with Brooke Castillo     LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #159: A Lively Adventure: Our emotions do not equal our circumstances  

Today’s Lively Show is going into a subject that I’m fascinated by: the connection (or disconnection) between circumstances and emotions. This is some new territory on TLS, we have touched on emotions briefly in this episode with Brooke Castillo, and today I’m going deeper into how we can chose to positively shift our emotions despite circumstances that would normally “dictate” otherwise. And, how by choosing positive emotions before things happen, situations unfold in better than “expected.” This episode is perfect for anyone who is looking to have more positive feelings and less emotional reactivity to circumstances (or other people’s emotions) in their lives.   [Tweet "“Our emotions are triggered by our circumstances." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“We can only be the light, and wait for them to ask how we shine." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Even though our circumstances can vary, our access to different emotions is relatively limited. The scale of emotions (see below) and how they relate and range in your life. How our circumstances do not have to define where we land on this scale. Why we don’t always need to feel the worst because of the worst circumstances. Due to the large amount of circumstances and limited amount of emotions, the scale can help us identify where we and others are on the scale. We can see what emotions we gravitate to the most, it allows us to have empathy for ourselves and others, we can question whether the emotion we are currently feeling is serving us in the situation or see if we can float to a higher emotion. Can we choose our emotions before our circumstances? Why we need to model our behavior for others so they desire what your secret is to adjust their emotion and mood. We don’t need to attach our own emotional well-being to the moods of others.   SHOW NOTES   Power vs. Force by David R. Hawkins TLS #68 with Hal Elrod      LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #149: Your Questions Answer – Travel Tips, Highs & Lows, and The Best Advice I’ve Ever Gotten  

Today on The Lively Show I’m answering listener questions about all things travel, from how to talk to strangers and make new friends, to the lessons I’ve learned so far, and what European city I can see myself living in later this year. In addition, I’m also sharing the best advice I’ve ever received (which I still use today), my favorite nail polish, and more. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in hearing about travel tips I’ve picked up along the way, the value of mentorship, and more.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How are you liking Europe and what are you learning about yourself? What are your travel essentials? Was there anything you could have left behind that you don’t find yourself using as much as you thought? Name you top 3 favorite things and experiences so far about your European adventure. What is the best advice you received and how did it affect your life? What’s been a high point and what’s been a low point on your adventure? Which European products do we need more of in the states? What products are you missing? How valuable mentorship and coaching really is? What amazing food and tea have you had on your travels? How much are you sticking to your gluten and dairy-free lifestyle? How will you choose your next home? What are good things to look for and to have in mind for both the house and the location? What is your typical day like while you are traveling? How are you balancing the planning and life stuff you have to do against sightseeing and other fun things? Do you have any insights of how I can learn more about my own gifts in a spiritual manner? What makeup do you use on your eyebrows? How do you access the those emotions and feelings related to the idea that “...if X happens then I’ll be happy...” without X actually happening? Talk about the process? How do you have the courage to start conversations with strangers? How do the conversations begin and are they ever awkward? How did you initially figure out what to do for work? What nail polish were you wearing on your Home Tour Vlog?   SHOW NOTES   Everlane Raincoat Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera Oysho Bikinis MadeWell OPTI-FREE Express Alisa Viyti Episode of The Lively Show Farm Girl Cafe - Rose Tea Lattes Afternoon Tea at Sketch in London Jess Lively - Writing to Your Intuition Writing To Your Intuition on the Vlog Eyebrows done by the Brow Bar in Ann Arbor, Michigan The Lively Show - Brooke Castillo Episode Abraham-Hicks Publications The Lively Show - Alex Iconn Episode The Lively Show - Matthew Hussey Episode Smith and Cult – Pillow Pie Nail Polish   LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS All Star Episode #143: How to Change Negative Thought Patterns & Understand The Ego with Brooke Castillo (The Life Coach School Podcast)  

Today’s Lively Show All Star is life coach and straight shooter, Brooke Castillo, of The Life Coach School and The Life Coach School Podcast. I have loved getting to know Brooke as a guest and friend since this interview first aired, and I still go back and listen to this episode to get a refresher on the truth and liberation that Brooke delivers in this interview. In particular, I LOVE the part where she shared that every emotion we think we will feel “once X, Y, or Z happens” is actually available to us right now, in this very moment. And the part about thoughts, emotions, and actions has become a powerful aspect of Work + Worth as well. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to understand the concept of “ego” (as I refer to it on the show) and wants to learn a step-by-step process to change negative thought patterns.     [Tweet "“The body you’re in is the body you’re meant to be in. There has been no mistake.” - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“There is no emotion that isn’t available to you right now.” -@BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“Worry pretends to be necessary.” - @EckhartTolle"] [Tweet "“If you want to access a true intuition, you have to clean up your brain first.” -@BrookeCastillo"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Brooke’s love for self-help developed early on and what books had the greatest influence on her growing up. What Brooke believes is the most influential tool in your life and how it affects and creates your feelings. Brooke explains how we can better access our intuition by observing our thoughts and understanding the ego. Why Brooke believes we should look at our thoughts as opinions, rather than facts. The common misconception about the Law of Attraction. How we can create a huge shift in how we feel day to day by changing the way we think about our to-do list. We both discuss our own struggles with weight and how we were able to find peace in that area of our lives. The danger in finding your worth in your work. Brooke shares about her ongoing struggle with doubt. What Brooke would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Women Who Love Too Much Loving What Is Women Food and God Eckhart Tolle Intuition Writing Exercise Self Coaching 101 eBook Self Coaching 101 Intention tattoos   LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #138: Getting Out of a Rut, My Biggest Fear, & Saying No to Money Opportunities (April Q&A)  

Today on The Lively Show, I'm answering your April questions! We've got a bevy of topics including: how I stay positive and get out of a rut, what my Europe trip plans look like, my advice for new business owners in Chicago, how to say no to opportunities that provide money (that you don't really want to do), how to handle unwanted gifts, what qualities I'm looking for in a "Mr.", and more. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn a bit more about how I live my own life, or how to handle a variety of personal, career, or business situations.      IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What's your sleep schedule/how much sleep do you usually get? I'm curious about how your plan to regulate your hormones and get your cycle back after going off the pill is going? Are you still eating gluten and dairy free? What else has helped? How are things going with your value of pleasure? What would your advice be to a young entrepreneur in Chicago just starting out?  How do you process and apply the fantastic advice and ideas from all the guests on the show? There are rarely episodes where nothing resonates with me. How do you manage it all? What is your favorite ice cream flavor? What are your top 3 guests you'd like to have on the show that you haven't yet? What do you enjoy doing on your free time? An individual from the past and the present who have had the most influence on you & why? I'd love to know how you manage your daily tasks and get the stuff you need done balanced with the stuff you WANT done. I find there's not much time for "me" unless I plan for it but then I default to sleep/netflix/youtube. Wondering how you manage it? Also, do you use a planner and/or task management software or to do list? What scent of candles you like to burn?  I'd love to hear an update on your upcoming trip.  What are you most afraid of?  Sunsets or sunrise? How do you say no to work opportunities that don't feel right in your gut but pay well?  I'm trying to balance the stress of looking for a job post grad with trying to stay calm about how long it's taking and how many of my friends are already employed. Any tips on how to stay focused and moving forward with getting my career started while also keeping my ego in check and staying calm? What are some of the qualities that you are looking for in the next "Mr."? And, would you take his name in your personal life and/or in your professional life?  You've mentioned running before - what is your routine, are there other fitness activities you do on a regular basis? Have you or do you work with a trainer? My question is how do you stay so positive, and on the days when you're feeling less than great, what do you do to turn things around? Have you ever suffered from self-help exhaustion? How do you overcome this to get out of your head and back into your heart? I'm trying to be super intentional about the quality & amount of things in our home and balancing that with well-intentioned (but not enjoyed) gifts received from people we truly love. Any tips, especially when the gift givers are frequent guests and begin to notice that these things aren't around? I'm always left feeling like a bit of an ungrateful jerk.   Show notes   Favorite meditation apps TLS Brené Brown episode TLS Myleik Teele episode TLS Brooke Castillo episode TLS Tina Roth Eisenberg episode TLS Alex Ikonn episode The Productivity Planner Next Door Chicago How to write to your intuition The Big Leap Austin Vlog about sparkle water TLS Courtney Carver episode   Listen to the Show      

TLS #127: How to Experience More Positive Emotions Everyday with Brooke Castillo (The Life Coach School)  

Life coach and fan favorite, Brooke Castillo of The Life Coach School, is back on The Lively Show! Brooke’s first Lively Show about changing our negative thought patterns remains one of the episodes that people return back to again and again for guidance and inspiration the most (myself included!). And today’s episode? It’s just as powerful (if not even more so) than the first one. In today’s episode, we are discussing how to shift the not-so-peaceful emotions that we experience most frequently in our lives to positive emotions in a practical, step by step process. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to improve the quality of their emotional life in a tangible and practical way.     [Tweet "“Nothing about this day needs to be perfect." - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“The world cannot cause our emotions. Our emotions are always caused by what we think." - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“Your feelings are fueling all of your actions." - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“Your personality is just a collection of the thoughts you think." - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“Live a conscious and deliberate life." - @BrookeCastillo"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Brooke tells us that she create her program to help people feel better in their everyday lives. She has figured out the most important skill to learn is how to manage our emotional life. Brooke has discovered that thinking is automatic for most of us. She tells us that once our thoughts start going, they take over and we actually believe those thoughts. Brooke tells us that we can fuel everything we do in life with wonderful, positive emotion instead of negative “fumes.” She discusses the issues that Jess has and she can overcome stress and overwhelm that exists. Brooke mentions by putting new thoughts in our head, we can shift our perspective to get back on track. She points out that you can fuel the action of creating the result you want with the emotion that you think you’ll get when you get there. Brooks tells us about “thought download” and how this mini-meditation puts you in the position of the watcher and how that allows you to take control. She talks about those who are missing living a conscious life due to our automatic “autopilot,” since we don’t think about things enough beforehand. Brook wraps up with an idea that it's all little things we do everyday will make the biggest difference in our lives.   SHOW NOTES   The Life Coach School Podcast with Brooke Castillo TLS #87 with Brooke Castillo StrengthsFinder 2.0 Eckhart Tolle The RobCast Podcast with Rob Bell Tony Robbins on YouTube Oprah Winfrey on YouTube TLS #120 with Alex Ikonn Joyce Meyer TLS #122 with Alisa Vitti     LISTEN TO THE SHOW      

TLS #126: February Favorites – meet team lively, productivity tools, a tea candle, books, & more  

Today it's time to share my February Favorites with you! February was a busy month professionally... I traveled to Portland and Chicago, expanded Team Lively, and we got systems in place to coordinate with one another effectively. In my personal life, I'm sharing what tv show I watched, book I read, tea I sipped, and products I purchased. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about productivity tools I've found useful for our team, for anyone looking to learn about the fun things I've been enjoying personally, and for anyone curious about who is on Team Lively.      IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   My favorite new piece of clothing. The newest caffeinated and decaf rose teas I'm enjoying. The productivity tools I'm using to stay on top of things personally and on Team Lively. The members of Team Lively and what they do. What I've read + watched in February.   SHOW NOTES   Vince Camuto Women's Floral Blouse (Birch Tan) Kendi Skeen wearing the floral top Me wearing the floral top Arabian Days tea Arabian Nights tea My first vlog Earl Grey tea candle by Wood & Wax Co. Minimalist Baker - Dana + John Fizzle Alisa Vitti's TLS hormone episode Flo Living Slack Asana Megan, vlog producer Ilana, Sugar & Type Downton Abbey Highclere Castle Modern Romance Productivity Planner Alex Ikonn on TLS UJ Ramdas on TLS Brooke Castillo on TLS   LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #113: A huge dose of life, business & relationship inspiration for 2016 with Alex Ikonn  

Welcome back to The Lively Show - 2016 edition! I’m so excited to be back in the host seat with an exceptionally wonderful + inspiring episode with Alex Ikonn. If you’ve been following The Lively Show for some time, you’ll know that Alex is the co-author of The 5 Minute Journal (his partner, UJ Ramdas was on the show in 2014), and his wife, Mimi Ikonn (a famous YouTube vlogger), came on the show in 2015. Like Mimi, Alex came from (very) humble beginnings, and is now living in London, travels frequently, and runs several successful businesses. In today’s episode, Alex is sharing the actions, rituals, and mindset shifts that have helped make his dreams a reality at just 28 years old.   This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how Alex has cultivated a beautiful, Value-driven marriage, career, and outlook on life. [Tweet "“I’m the only one responsible for my life.” - Alex Ikonn"] [Tweet "“We all have a certain truth within us.” -Alex Ikonn"] [Tweet "“Have a gratitude mentality as soon as you wake up.” -Alex Ikonn"] [Tweet "“Your brain in a very powerful machine.” -Alex Ikonn"] [Tweet "“Start believing that it is possible.” -Alex Ikonn"] [Tweet "“Believe, keep believing, and keep taking actions to making that belief true.” -Alex Ikonn"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Alex tells us how he got to where he is today after immigrating from Russia to Canada to pursue a better life. He’s tells us how his parent's divorce was a positive influence on him and how gratefully he was to be raised by a single mother. Alex tells us how he came from being a troubled child involved in drinking, drugs and crime and took responsibility for his own life.   He describes the story of how his mother brought home Tony Robbins tapes and how that inspired Alex as a teenager. Alex talks about his “gratitude walk” and how that changed his mind and attitude for success in his life. He tells us once he reframed his mindset, he saw all the successful people around him only as inspiration. Alex shares the two biggest things that make the biggest difference for him and his wife's life and strengthens their relationship. He talks about the reason he vlogs and how that affects their daily relationship.  Alex tells us what his biggest resistance he has in his life and his career. He gives us advice for those seeking to fulfill themselves in life by believing the possibilities.   SHOW NOTES   The Lively Show with Mimi Ikonn Overcoming Disability Anthony Robbins' Personal Power II The Lively Show with Brooke Castillo The Obstacle Is the Way   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS - Join me for one of my two free online Intention Setting Workshops to learn how to set Values-based intentions for every area of your life in 2016!

TLS #110: The Top 10 2015 Lively Show Episodes That Changed My Life  

Merry Christmas Eve! : ) Today’s Lively Show is a walk down the Lively Show 2015 memory lane. I’m sharing the top 10 episodes that have transformed my habits, life, and outlook the most. I’ve got a wide mix of episodes across an array of topics from productivity, habit creation, curiosity, “success,” food, and more. This episode is perfect for long-time listeners searching for episodes to re-listen to, or for new listeners who want to learn more about some of the most impactful shows of 2015.   HERE ARE JESS LIVELY'S TOP 10 EPISODES:   10. TLS #71: Walking Away From “Success” With Caroline Rector (Unfancy) 9. TLS 65: Stopping the Glorification of Busy with Katie Richardson ( 8. TLS#76: radical authenticity (& whether that means we may still feel scared at the same time) with Myleik Teele (curlbox founder) 7. TLS #64: the surprisingly simple truth about extraordinary results with Jay Papasan (“The One Thing”) 6. TLS #100: Elizabeth Gilbert on curiosity, epic self-compassion, & creativity (“Big Magic”) 5. TLS #82: Better Than Before: mastering habits based on your personality with Gretchen Rubin 4. TLS #87: How to Change Negative Thought Patterns & Understand the Ego with Brooke Castillo (The Life Coach School Podcast) 3. TLS #89: how to take big + small steps towards a zero waste lifestyle with Bea Johnson (zero waste home) 2. TLS #108: Consciously Completing a Relationship with Katherine Woodward Thomas 1. TLS #85: optimize your hormones to improve *every* aspect of your life with Alisa Vitti (flo living)   LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #87: How to Change Negative Thought Patterns & Understand the Ego with Brooke Castillo (The Life Coach School Podcast)  

To kick off TLS Mindfulness Month, today we are diving deep into "the ego" and changing negative thought patterns.  An oh-so-empowering practice to improve every aspect of our lives. To explain how to change negative "ego attacks" step-by-step, we're talking with life coach Brooke Castillo of The Life Coach School and The Life Coach School podcast. Brooke is a weight loss and life coach who now helps other people become coaches, too. In addition to diving deep into the ego, we're sharing openly about our personal journeys to heal ego obsessions with body image and career. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to understand the concept of "ego" (as I refer to it on the show) and wants to learn a step-by-step process to change negative thought patterns.      [Tweet "“The body you’re in is the body you’re meant to be in. There has been no mistake.” - Brooke Castillo"] [Tweet "“There is no emotion that isn’t available to you right now.” - Brooke Castillo"] [Tweet "“Worry pretends to be necessary.” - Eckhart Tolle"] [Tweet "“If you want to access a true intuition, you have to clean up your brain first.” - Brooke Castillo"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Brooke’s love for self help developed early on and what books had the greatest influence on her growing up. What Brooke believes is the most influential tool in your life and how it affects and creates your feelings. Brooke explains how we can better access our intuition by observing our thoughts and understanding the ego. Why Brooke believes we should look at our thoughts as opinions, rather than facts. The common misconception about the Law of Attraction. How we can create a huge shift in how we feel day to day by changing the way we think about our to do list. We both discuss our own struggles with weight and how we were able to find peace in that area of our lives. The danger in finding your worth in your work. Brooke shares about her ongoing struggle with doubt. What Brooke would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Women Who Love Too Much Loving What Is Women Food and God Eckhart Tolle Intuition Writing Exercise Self Coaching 101 eBook Self Coaching 101 Intention tattoos   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS- Remember to bookmark this show for when you find you've got a tricky ego-attack to help get you back on track then, too!  

MINISODE - 4 Questions  

Today we're following up on our Episode 25 podcast with Brooke Castillo on the "4 question turn around." What's it all about? Loosening your grip on negative thoughts.

#25 - Your Capacity to Have with Brooke Castillo  

Brooke Castillo joins Emily and Kathleen on Being Boss to talk about her coaching philosophy and help us expand our minds to allow abundance into our lives.

Escape - The Sure Thing (10-15-49)  

The Sure Thing (Aired October 15, 1949)
Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high adventure, airing on CBS from July 7, 1947 to September 25, 1954. Since the program did not have a regular sponsor like Suspense, it was subjected to frequent schedule shifts and lower production budgets, although Richfield Oil signed on as a sponsor for five months in 1950. Despite these problems, Escape enthralled many listeners during its seven-year run. The series' well-remembered opening combined Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain with the introduction, intoned by Paul Frees and William Conrad: “Tired of the everyday routine? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you... Escape!” Of the more than 230 Escape episodes, most have survived in good condition. Many story premises, both originals and adaptations, involved a protagonist in dire life-or-death straits, and the series featured more science fiction and supernatural tales than Suspense. THIS EPISODE: October 15, 1949. CBS network. "The Sure Thing". Sustaining. A strange cruise in the Caribbean, a triple murder, and that all important bank draft for $2 million dollars. The script was subsequently used on "Escape" on January 17, 1950. The program opening is upcut. John Bagni (writer), Gwen Bagni (writer), William Conrad, William N. Robson (producer, director), Fay Baker, Ian Wolfe, Sarah Selby, Del Castillo (special music arranger, conductor), John Hoyt, Don Diamond, Ted de Corsia. 28:43. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

047: Control  

Now, this is an interesting episode. Again, inspired by a question from one of the Let It Be members in the Facebook group, Kelly and Brooke this week look at the topic of control. Specifically, when is a desire for control helpful and when does it become a burden?

Kelly and Brooke come at the control issue from very different places, as Kelly freely admits she’s a control freak (to a certain extent, anyway) who feels more at ease and more productive when she’s in control of her physical surroundings.

Brooke, on the other hand, used to cling to the idea of control as a way of dealing with her anxiety and depression, but over the past couple of years has really learnt to let go and find freedom in not being in control at all.

It’s fascinating to hear the different points of view on control and its impact, but super interestingly, both Brooke and Kel agree that there’s a big difference between controlling our environment and controlling Life (and people) and that this is often where the tension of control lies.

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Sunday Supplement - 4th December  

Neil Ashton is joined by Jack Pitt-Brooke from The Independent, the Mail on Sunday's Oliver Holt and Neil Custis from The Sun to discuss all the main talking points from the past week.

Vince Russo's The Brand - December 2 2016 Ep. 176  

VINCE'S FAVORITE VELVET IS IN THE HOUSE-DAMN THAT BUBBA RAY!!! Vince's favorite, and arguably his most beautiful and talented guest, Velvet Sky, returns to the Brand today after a lengthy absence. From from the day she was hired at TNA, Vince and Velvet cover many topics that many other would dare not touch---most noticeably her relationship with Bubba Ray. Vince ever goes as far as to say how Bubba called him prior to the convo to go over some "ground rules". Velvet also goes into detail of her career change, why she left TNA, is TNA in her future and her desire to someday work for ESPN. Also, talk of the "wrestling bubble" and her "reported" heat with Brooke Adams. Part 2 to follow next week. Remember--if you are listening to this podcast on, you see see it for FREE by signing up for your free month of THE BRAND that will last through December. 5 Video Podcast 5 days a week! Just go to, or RelmNetwork,com

Students react to work-to-rule  

Grade 12 students Gabrielle Torrealba and Brooke Kattenbush react to the upcoming work-to-rule job action by Nova Scotia teachers.

Same, same but different with Andy McLean  

One of the things you requested from our recent listener survey was that Ben take the reigns and do more poggies featuring conversations with other men. 

The good news is, you’ve spoken and we’ve listened! 

Following his chat with Dr Arne Rubinstein earlier in the year, this week Ben sits down to have a chat with freelance content creator, ocean swimmer, meditator, Dad, Shakespearian tragic and business magazine publisher Andy McLean. 

Ben has known Andy for eight years first as a co-worker and have since become great friends. In this pogpast Ben and Andy talk about the similar trajectories their lives have taken them over the best part of a decade with Andy too taking the leap and starting his own business this year. 

Andy and Ben talk about the themes of mentoring, balance, mindfulness, feminism and the importance of passion projects as well as their love of pogpasts (Ben and Andy were trailblazers having recorded their first podcast together close to seven years ago).

It’s not often men get to talk about such themes in such a public way and hopefully you will get a lot from the discussion.

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493 - Latinos In Contemporary Art with Man One, Maria "TooFly" Castillo, Antonio Pelayo, and Ritzy Periwinkle  

Our third and final panel from Designer Con ends on a very strong note with Latinos in Contemporary Art. Mark sits down with Man One, Maria "TooFly" Castillo, Antonio Pelayo, and Ritzy Periwinkle to hear first hand what life is like at the crossroads of two cultures and how the next regime change can potentially affect their creative careers. All four of our guest's stem from a background rooted in community and caring which comes out in their artistic content and approach to life. Not only can everyone learn from their professional practices, but their personal mindset on a day in day out basis to keep success in all of our corners. This panel is a glimpse at the hustle needed to thrive in the upcoming economy and a bright spot of hope about thriving even if the odds are stacked against you.

Talking Points

Working with everyone to make America great again. Getting into the mindset of becoming an agent of change. Bringing better points of view to the table. Learning to listen and applying rubber to the road. Inspiration from the Mexican countryside. Growing up as a creative in the golden era of hip hop. Getting your hands on the black book of NYC Graffiti Culture. The marriage between street art and latino culture. Feeling the need for expression. Using your success to bring others up with you. The strong sense of community infused in the Latinos. Overcoming stereotypes and working with the cards you're dealt to get ahead. Finding strength in your role models and being an example to the next generation. Merging two cultures in your artistic outlets. Cutting the bullshit out of business and its surprising results. What happens when the majority gets the blinders taken off? A plus for the art business is a minus for the business of art. Entering action mode and searching for sustainability. The looming stench of T-Day. Becoming Sisyphus on a personal and professional level. Putting a stop to the pity party and making some new and united moves. Is it our job to save the world? Silver passes and cell shading.
How (NOT) to Cover Cuba!  

In 1957, Fidel Castro was believed to be dead -- until New York Times writer Herbert L. Matthews conducted an interview with Castro in the Cuban jungle. Matthews' portrayal of a romantic figure and a promising leader was trusted, until Castro revealed himself and his planned revolution as communist. Brooke speaks with Anthony DePalma, author of The Man Who Invented Fidel: Castro, Cuba, and Herbert L. Matthews of The New York Times, about the infamous coverage of Cuba's infamous leader. Also, the OTM guide on how (not) to cover Cuba.

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