MLK, A Divided Classroom and the Philosophy to End Discrimination

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This week’s Surrounded by Idiots podcast episode is about how much kids can teach us about ending discrimination. In the show I talk about two studies that reveal: How the death of Martin Luther King Jr., a teacher named Jane Elliott in Iowa and a classroom full of blue and brown-eyed kids created discrimination and then destroyed it in a matter of three days. How a bunch of British elementary school children were taught some very basic philosophy concepts that drastically improved their social skills, teamwork, resilience and the ability to empathize (tolerance). Lastly, I talk about what we can …

What Does Tying Your Shoes Have To Do With Awareness, Protest and Change?

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How tying your shoes is a perfect example of systemic racism
Why Awareness is such a powerful tool for Change – How the research scientist, Peter Turchin, predicted the 2020 protests How the power of PROTEST is all about Awareness
The Value in Action that will come from the heightened level of awareness
Why their needs to be an Adult in the Room, especially right now
Three tools you can use to continue to expand your awareness

A Birthday Surprise, Masking the Truth and Being a Team Player

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This Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is mostly about how wearing a mask to save lives is somehow political and offensive to some people. I begin the show with an interesting realization that my birthday has always been on Juneteenth. Now, I had an idea what that day was but for 55 years really didn’t absorb it until the past few weeks of protests and Black Lives Matter successfully expanded my clarity on the issue…so…that’s pretty cool… Happy Juneteenth! Then I dive deep into the current controversy of wearing a mask in public to help in preventing the spread …

Best of…New Study: Find A Purpose NOW!

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This week I wanted to share a very popular “best of” episode… A new study by a group of British researchers confirm that having “A” purpose (not “THE” Purpose) is the only way to live a long, healthy and fulfilling life. The paper was part of an ongoing British study of older adults known as the English Longitudinal Study of Aging. The Results of the Study Socially, higher worthwhile ratings were associated with stronger personal relationships and with broader social engagement such as involvement in civic organizations, cultural activity and volunteering. (marriage was important but so was regular contact with …

Lessons Learned Along My Journey

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This week’s podcast is my story. I thought you might want to here where it all started for me. It’s a wonder how I ever was able to get to where I am now given all of the twists and turns I took over the last 40+ years. My hope is that my journey will illustrate to you that for most of my life, I had NO idea who I was or where I was going. Some of the stuff I talk about includes: How my early perfectionism jacked me up big time How I actually graduated while changing majors …

Stuck in a Snowstorm : Lesson Learned

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It took me getting stuck in a snowstorm and an 11 hour journey home to learn a valuable lesson about listening to the universe and going with the flow. This week, I talk about the surprising events that occurred on my ride home last week from Las Vegas. It was a journey I have taken hundreds of times, but this time was much different. And, along the way I encountered a number of very interesting things, including a snowball fight in the middle of a highway and a stranger that came from out of the blue to deliver a message …

Creating A New Life In A Strange Land

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This week, I talk about creating a new life by moving to a new city and starting over. I invited Lexi, (crucialawareness.com) my old podcast co-host and friend, to come back on the show and share her story of how she’s doing after picking up everything and moving to San Diego, California, four years ago. Making the Move to a New City With just a general idea of where she wanted to live and what she wanted to do, she threw herself out there and began a journey full of twist and turns, highs and lows, successes and failures…and, believe …