The Covid Character Test, Stoic Nuggets and the Power of Strategic Surrender

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This week I talk about how effective Covid is at determining whether a person is an aware, empathetic member of society or a toddler. Since the virus is still very unpredictable, none of us know if we could possibly die if we get it. So when someone successfully fights off the Coronavirus, there’s a sense of relief. And you would think they would also gain a higher level of empathy and awareness about how important it is to wear a mask and keep your distance. But unfortunately, there are A LOT of Covid survivors out there that don’t pass the …

Life with COVID-19

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This week’s podcast episode I share my life with Covid-19 over the past two weeks. Because this virus attacks the central nervous system, it’s not just the physical symptoms, but people also have to deal with significant mental, emotional and spiritual issues. And even though I would be considered a “mild” case, I have been dealing with all of those issues. So, I thought I’d share with you my covid experience including: All the precautions I took and how I eventually got it from a very unlikely place My first symptoms and why I thought I should get tested How …

It’s WOKE o’ Clock … Time to Get Up!

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This week’s podcast is about two semi-woke people coming to terms with the current state of divisiveness and thinking out loud about what we need to do now that the election is over. Because, once again, my show is about a touchy social topic, there are a lot of people that will never get this post because our social media platform friends can discern between constructive dialogue and hate speech. That being said, I hope, maybe after listening, you would be kind enough to post yourself or at least share with one other person, because the time is now to …

Trying to Live in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter

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This show is all about Why so many people don’t care about facts and How we can change that. I continue to be in shock and disappointed about the current ideology gap that exists in my country right now. It couldn’t be more obvious that one side is built entirely on lies and having a group of followers that are perfectly OK in a world where facts don’t matter. Like I say in the show, I just want to get back to doing podcasts about philosophy and better relationships and balance and awareness. But, given the very scary reality of …

Frankenstein Explains the Social Dilemma

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In this week’s podcast episode our favorite man-made monster, Frankenstein, explains the movie, “The Social Dilemma”. Social media was initially created for good. It was a better and easier way to connect and also a great way to share information and knowledge but, unfortunately, just like Frankenstein’s monster, what was created for good can sometimes be bad. Which brings me back to the “Social Dilemma” because It does an amazing job at exposing the underlying problems of our current social media platforms. The show also goes into great detail about the psychological, physical and philosophical manipulation that is happening to …

A Sweaty Frog’s Important Message About GASLIGHTING

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This week’s podcast episode is all about Gaslighting Why you need to know what it is Who does it How it’s done Who it affects What to do if you notice it in your life or in the life of a close friend or family member If you don’t know anything about it, Gaslighting is one of the worst forms of emotional abuse that one person can do to another. It’s used by Narcissists to slowly manipulate someone into questioning what they think and believe. It’s gradually eating away at someone’s confidence, just like that saying about boiling a frog. …

Finding the Truth in a Sea of Lies

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This week’s podcast episode is about TRUTH What is Truth? Which opinion is the truth? How to I find the truth buried in so many lies? There are so many ways people can bend and manipulate the truth to confuse and control you. This can happen in society as a whole or in a family or with a significant other. That is why it is so important to know how to find the truth. And the best way to do that is by developing your CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. The steps are not hard and you can start using them right …

The Healthy Way to Vent Your Problems in an Out of Control World

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This week’s podcast episode is about our current anxiety coming from an out of control world and how to feel better by venting our frustrations the right way. The world currently feels out of control, which is bad for humans because we REALLY need to feel like we have some control in our lives. And because we’ve given up so much control and significantly changed our lives in the process to fight this invisible virus, it’s creating a lot of anxiety, fear, anger, depression, sadness and divisiveness. Interestingly enough, Stoic philosophy was born out of the same kind of political …

Could You Make a Big Life Decision on a Coin Flip?

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Has the isolation, anxiety and uncertainty from the pandemic got you thinking you’re not where you should be in your life? “Is this relationship or job working for me?” So, the show today is about making a big decision and changing your life direction. I talk about a recent research study by Steven Levitt (Freakanomics) that provided some fascinating results from 20,000 people making a big life decision based on a virtual coin flip. Other stuff I talk about include: The Art of Strategic Quitting Why you should Pull the Trigger and make the change How to make a huge …