Brad Wetzler On the Art and Science of Spiritual Awakenings

Author and journalist Brad Wetzler joins NOL to share his personal inspiration behind writing his upcoming nonfiction book about the art and science of spiritual awakenings. We discuss the interesting phenomenon of Jerusalem Syndrome and the profound effect holy places can have on some people, a few of his stories and experiences with self-proclaimed messiahs in Jerusalem, his research surrounding the connection between faith and mental illness, how the wiring in the brain changes as a result of regular spiritual practice, Brad’s personal shift from neutral journalist to spiritual author, and much more.

About Brad:

Brad is an author and journalist with twenty-plus years working at the highest levels of publishing. He’s written hundreds of articles and essays for top publications including The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, Newsweek, GQ, Wired, National Geographic Adventure, Men’s Journal, George, and Outside, where he remains a contributing editor. His book Real Mosquitoes Don’t Eat Meat (This and Other Inquires About the Oddities of Nature) was published by W.W. Norton’s Countryman Press and answers quirky questions about the natural world.

While working as a freelance writer, Brad traveled across America and around the world, interviewing people from all walks of life, including celebrities, politicians, professional athletes, explorers, spiritual gurus, and anarchists. He’s ridden the campaign bus with presidential candidates, broken bread with cult leaders, played polo with tech billionaires in India and pounded vodka shots with Russian cosmonauts. He’s floated up the Amazon, tailed explorers in Greenland, and surfed with zany fundamentalist Christian surfer missionaries in Indonesia.

Marnie Grundman On Her Book “Missing: A True Story of a Childhood Lost”

Artist, author and entrepreneur Marnie Grundman graciously joins Nothing Off Limits to dispel myths about runaways. If you’ve ever thought that runaways are just brats looking for attention, you will hear information that could prompt you to change that assumption.  Many are horribly abused and are running away from continual suffering, as you will hear through Marnie’s story.

Marnie wrote MISSING: A True Story of a Childhood Lost, and this is her personal experience of her own childhood stolen from her through abuse, how she lived on the streets for years, and how she ultimately rose up against all odds to become the empowered woman she is today – what she calls “sur-thrival”.

To pick up your copy of this riveting book, visit: www.marniegrundman.com or https://www.amazon.com/Missing-True-Story-Childhood-Lost/dp/0995192006

 

 

Jane Doe On Consanguinamory As An Orientation

As part of NOL’s series coverage on the taboo topic of incest, Jane Doe joins the show to take the conversation a step further.  She explains NON-GSA. This is quite different from Cristina’s experience of incest, when she met her half-brother at age 33. As you learned, GSA couples generally do not grow up together due to adoptions or fostering, and they meet later in life.

Now, Jane explains how her lack of the Westermarck, or the “ew” effect when it comes to your blood relatives, resulted in an 8-year on-again/off-again relationship with her own father, starting at age 19. She debunks the myths associated with consensual, incestuous relationships, explains why the term incest should not be used when referring to consanguinamorous people since it implies abuse or trauma, shares information about how people who lack the Westermarck effect are actually wired differently, why she believes that consanguinamory is an orientation like being gay, how incest fetishists are causing problems for the consang community, why she is one of the leaders of the consang rights movement to begin the fight toward awareness, and ultimately the reversal of laws that currently make incest illegal, and much more.

As with Cristina, Jane’s name and voice have been altered to protect her identity.

Jane has offered additional information about her community and their movement through her website or private consang group.

You can visit her website at https://consanguinamory.wordpress.com or forum Kindred Spirits ks2016.forumactif.fr.  Per Jane, all porn is filtered out and rejected.

Cristina Shy On Genetic Sexual Attraction

Cristina Shy is an activist fighting for the rights of ALL consenting adults to share love, sex, relationship, residence and marriage, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, number of participants and whether or not they are related. Cristina’s activism is focused on Genetic Sexual Attraction and consanguinamory, and she joins NOL to explain why it’s important for people to know that not all incestuous relationships are abusive. In fact, many are completely consensual, loving and intensely special, as a result of what she explains further in the episode as the “double love bond”.

This is the first episode of two personal cases of consensual incest. Both episodes will shine the light on the flip side of Dr. Wish’s discussion, which zeroed in on non-consensual incest, specifically early childhood sexual abuse and the long-term effects of this trauma on adults.

Cristina, whose name and voice has been changed to protect her identity, tells her story of meeting her half-brother for the first time when she was 33, how she discovered GSA and was relieved to find that she was not alone, and why she is now one of the leaders of the movement of consanguinamorous people fighting to change the incest laws and gain the right to be in a relationship, have sex with, live with, and marry a relative. She also dispels the “Mutant Baby Myth”.

While she does not claim to be a professional counselor or lawyer, Cristina offers confidential one-on-one assistance to anyone experiencing GSA or consanguinamory who needs support, particularly when it comes to adoptions and reuniting with biological family members, or the legal issues associated with being consensual adults in an incestuous relationship.

To connect with Cristina and her consang-positive community, go to her website www.lilysgardener.com, visit her blog at cristinashy.tumblr.com or email her at lilysgardener@protonmail.com.  You can also join her Kindred Spirits forum ks2016.forumactif.fr

In the next episode as part of this series, you will hear another leader of the consanguinamorous movement, Jane Doe, as she describes her consensual incestuous relationship with her dad as a result of a lack of the Westermarck effect.  She will discuss incestophobia and their community’s cry for acceptance, how porn is fetishizing her people and why the fetishists are NOT the same as consanguinamorous couples, and much more.

Dr. LeslieBeth Wish Discusses Incest and Its Long-Term Effects On Survivors

Dr. LeslieBeth Wish joins NOL to share important information about incest and to provide resources for incest survivors.

Dr. Wish earned her Doctorate in Adult Developmental Psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She also earned a masters degree in Clinical Social Work and Management from Bryn Mawr College, and a masters degree in English Literature from Ohio University. Her three-year post-graduate training in Family and Marital Systems is from Georgetown University’s Family Center, under the esteemed Dr. Murray Bowen. She earned her undergraduate degree in both History and English from Carnegie-Mellon University. She lived and studied family and childcare practices in Moscow, Russia, during the Soviet Communist years.

Her work as the Clinical Director of the New England Institute of Family Relations, the first sexual dysfunction clinic in New England, and her research-based book, Incest, Work and Women, earned her national esteem as a pioneer in sexual dysfunction and women’s love and career issues.

She is quoted widely in national magazines such as Shape and Self, and websites such as www.bustle.com. She appears regularly on This Week in America and is a feature writer for www.digitalromanceinc.com and www.personalgrowth.com.

Her website www.lovevictory.com has been named as one of the top 101 websites to watch.

We discuss:

1. The prevalence of sexual abuse
2. Why people don’t report it
3. Why parents often stay in denial about it
4. Why sexual abuse in families starts
5. Why sibling sexual play is often discounted
6. What Genetic Sexual Attraction is
7. Signs that a child might be being abused
8. Long-term effects of early abuse that show up in adulthood, e.g. drug or alcohol abuse, self-injury or suicide attempts, gambling, overeating, fear of emotional intimacy, career issues and more
9. When relatives say it’s consensual
10. How Dr. Wish works with her patients to work through the trauma by developing emotional bravery and use their intuition
11. How to work through trauma when you have to see and interact with the person who abused you often, as part of family activities
12. Visit APA.org for a therapist if you are seeking help in your area or contact Dr. Wish via her website www.lovevictory.com.

And last but not least, here are the links for her two books:

Smart Relationships: How Successful Women Can Find True Love

The Love Adventures of Almost Smart Cookie

 

Claudia Hehr – Part 2 of 2 – How To Keep Your Animal Companions Healthy and Happy

In Part 2 of this 2-part series with Claudia Hehr, internationally-known animal communication expert, we discuss tips on improving the physical and emotional health of our animal companions and how to manage the loss of an animal family member.

Specifics covered in this show:

1. Considering not only the physical health but also their emotional health

2. Indicators of strong health

3. Indicators of physical or emotional issues

4. Making good food choices for your animals, including snacks

5. The benefits of an organic diet

6. Taking into consideration the type of water you give your pet, as well as the type of bowls

7. Bedding choices and laundering pet beds

8. Choosing toys – and why tennis balls are not a good choice

9. Exercise considerations based on size, breed and age

10. Whisperers vs. pet psychics

11. Helping your animals stay happy by giving them tasks they enjoy, e.g. dogs who naturally love to search and rescue

12. At what point to contact an animal communicator when adopting a new companion

13. Tips on coping with losing a pet, or as Claudia terms it, a pet who has “moved on”

Don’t forget to visit Claudia’s website to pick up copies of her books and/or to request a private call for her to talk with your animal companion! www.claudiahehr.com

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Claudia Hehr – Part 1 of 2 – How To Talk With Your Pets Using Telepathy

Claudia Hehr is an internationally known animal communication expert and author. In Claudia’s words, “Animals are just like us, souls in a physical body who have feelings and emotions and can think, rationalize, and communicate, only the outer is different. We are all one, and through telepathy we can all communicate with each other.”

Claudia is truly “The Voice of the Animals”™. For almost two decades now she has been helping clients all around the world who come to her to find out what their animal companions need. By using her ability to communicate with animals telepathically, she assists in areas as diverse as behavior issues, wellness issues, traumas, fears and many other areas, and also reconnects people with their animal family members who have left their physical bodies. Claudia’s other incredible ability is to identify the higher purpose and therefore the true meaning of circumstances and events for many animals and the guardians in their lives.

Claudia has appeared on television networks like Discovery Channel and has been profiled on international radio broadcasts and in newspapers and magazines like Animal Wellness, Modern Dog, The Globe and Mail and Toronto Life. Claudia has also been the featured expert at many events.

Claudia’s experience and work with dogs includes training for competition, protection work, tracking, agility and flyball, behavior consultation, grooming, animal first aid and shelter work. She is also the president of Hehr Communications Inc. and offers private instruction or group seminars to help people to really understand animals and to discover the real truth about animals and ourselves) She is the author of 3 books: “If Only Animals Could Talk…”, Dog Guardians’ Pocket Guide of Training Commands, and Breakfast, Dinner and everything in Between. You can connect with Claudia Hehr via Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin and on claudiahehr.com

Topics we discuss in this show:

1. How animals think and what they care about

2. How to honor an animal’s innate needs

3. Common misunderstandings that people have about animals

4. How to talk WITH your animal companion vs. talking TO your companion

5. Why you should talk with an animal before adopting them into your home

6. The differences between animal whisperers and pet telepathics

7. How Claudia discovered she had telepathic abilities

8. How she talks with animals

9. Why animals do the opposite of what we ask them to do at times

10.How to change the way you talk with your animal

11.How to deal with separation anxiety and aggression

12.How to choose an animal communicator

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Rick Clemons Shares 8 Steps To Embracing Your True Self

Rick Clemons and I discuss the masks we all wear and what kind of work you need to do in order to truly be yourself and to live in full authenticity. Rick invites the listening audience to step into their vulnerability, and to learn 8 key steps for creating a personal revolution that empowers you to step out, step up, and step into living your powerful truth, staking your claim as your own superhero.

About Rick Clemons:

Rick is a Certified Life Coach, Fellow Podcaster, Author and a new friend of mine, whose humor, candor, and raw truth inspires entrepreneurs, small business owners, and students to step out of their life’s closets, tap into their confidence, and own their uniqueness in the world . His enthralling keynote speeches and interactive, intimate group experiences invite participants to dig deep into the truth of who they are, find their gifts, build confidence, embrace their uniqueness and own their purpose for being on the planet. Clemons is regularly featured in Huffington Post, Your Tango, Yahoo Shine, and HuffPost Live as well as numerous other media outlets. He speaks on behalf of PFLAG at colleges and universities throughout Southern California, as well as at entrepreneurial retreats such as Jonathan Fields Camp Good Life Project and the Braveheart Men’s Retreat, and most recently was a speaker at TEDx Waseda University, in Tokyo. He also just released his book, Frankly My Dear, I’m Gay.

You can find out more information by visiting his website at www.rickclemons.com

Here is a snapshot of what we talk about in this show:

  1. Rick’s multi-layered journey toward coming out and the struggles he had along the way
  2. How society’s views of the LGBT community played a part
  3. The parallel between coming out about sexual orientation and someone who wants to change their career, health or relationships
  4. 8 steps to coming out of whatever closet you’re hiding in
  5. Why it’s important to identify your fears about making changes in your life
  6. Identifying perceptions you have of yourself and others
  7. Getting to a place where you feel empowered and ready to be transparent
  8. Actively dealing with rejection
  9. Facing your true self

…and much more!

Michelle’s End of Year Musings – Tis the Season To Be Ballsy!

In this special, final, holiday-inspired episode of 2016, Michelle bravely takes off her typically-neutral host hat and openly shares her personal (and sometimes prickly) musings about 2016, including:

  • the exciting roller coaster of launching Nothing Off Limits podcast,
  • how it’s totally okay (and you’re not alone) if you’re not exactly jolly this year
  • things she’s learned this year (it’s probably not what you expect),
  • things she’s grateful for (again, likely things you won’t expect), and
  • what to expect from NOL in 2017.
  • Oh, and there’s a call-to-action that will cost you zero dollars but would be an amazing gift to show your appreciation and support for the show. 🙂

Share in the possibility of a laugh as 2016 comes to completion and Michelle flatly expresses how awesome that truly is! 

Thanks so much for listening these last 6 months – much more to come in 2017!!

Happy/Merry whatever you celebrate!

 

Wess Haubrich On Art as a Catharsis

Wess Haubrich, a self-trained visual artist and photographer from Quincy, IL, joins NOL to share how expressing emotions through art can effectively manage anxiety, depression and chronic migraines…all without medications.  He shares his journey through mood swings, depression, chronic pain and an addiction to Dilaudid, how he kicked it, and how anyone – even those who think they aren’t artistic – can take real control over their own addictions, depression and/or anxiety through art.

Wess and I discuss:

  • his influences of film noir, crime scene photography, gothic literature, southern gothic
  • what art brut is, and the advantages of self-training vs. formal art education
  • understanding the rights you have to your art and successfully promoting your art
  • his experience with the 12-step program for his former addiction
  • his natural foray into film making

I really enjoyed this conversation with Wess, and I hope it gets you thinking about the healing power of art too.

To view and/or purchase Wess’ incredible work, please visit his website at:  www.gemcitynoir.photography

And if anyone would like to purchase one of those awesome cashmere scarves with Wess’ art on them, please do.  FYI, I’m open to surprise cashmere holiday gifts 🙂   http://shopvida.com/products/the-cool-cashmere-scarf

Pre-roll mentions:

iTunes has submission deadlines with the holidays coming up, which means there will be delays with upcoming NOL episodes in terms of how quickly they push out to those of you who use IOS devices or apps.  The content will not stop!  So, even if you notice that new episodes aren’t showing up on your phone or iPad every Sunday night as usual, you can still access the latest at www.ladyfoxentertainment.com/listen.  They’ll show up on iTunes within a few days or so…

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