Michael Schein of MicroFame Media On the Power of Hype

Michael Schein,CEO of MicroFame Media, joins NOL to discuss the power of hype in marketing, and how we can learn effective strategies from people like propaganda artists, con artists, cult leaders and more. It’s a very interesting discussion that will surely change the way you approach your personal brand or company’s marketing.

About Michael:

Michael is the CEO of MicroFame Media, a content marketing and strategy agency that turns consultants into thought leaders when they don’t have the time or expertise to make it happen on their own. He has created or facilitated the production of content for companies such as eBay, The Medici Group, LinkedIn, Abila, TESLA, Inc., SEER Interactive, Interiors by Steven G., Magento, Vitalyst, Intellect, Arise Virtual Solutions, and Citrix.

Michael graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with Honors and got his start at Spin the Bottle, the production company behind VH1 hit show Pop Up Video. He also created, ran, and moderated the New York Tech Alliance’s Interactive Marketing panel series and writes a weekly column for Inc., as well as regularly contributing to Fortune and Huffington Post. He is also the co-host of the popular podcast Access to Anyone.

For more information about Michael and his company, please visit: microfamemedia.com

Author/Philosopher Benedict Beckeld On Oikophobia and More

Happy Mother’s Day!

This week author/Philosopher Benedict Beckeld joins NOL to discuss the parallels between modern American culture and ancient Greek or Roman history, as well as the concept of oikophobia.

Dr. Beckeld is a native of Sweden and currently resides in NYC. His Ph.D. is in Philosophy and Classics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany; he later taught those subjects while working as a professor at the American University of Paris.

AHis most recent book is Art & Aesthetics: a Promenade ab Homine (Lux Classic), featuring essays that examine, via a philosophical prism, modern art and artists, architecture, and aesthetic education. His forthcoming works are Kalahari Singing, a memoir about his 2012 experience as a volunteer teacher in Otjombinde, Namibia, living in a small village with the Herero tribe in the Kalahari Desert, as well as The Hatred of Home: A Brief Analysis of Western Oikophobia. He has published other books and articles on philosophical and socio-cultural issues, and has appeared on radio and television as an expert panelist.

In addition to writing Dr. Beckeld is a noted expert in ancient Greek and Roman culture, and European culture. Fluent in seven languages, he is a fitness enthusiast, and plays the violin. (I’m going to hold him to playing for NOL listeners next time he appears on the show.)

For more information, visit his website at www.benedictbeckeld.com

 

Lindsay Istace With the Latest On Rage Yoga!

Lindsay Istace, founder of Rage Yoga, returns to NOL one year later to share updates about her unique practice and how it’s expanding like wildfire!

Sign up for her email newsletter and get discounts, special deals and more at www.rageyoga.com

In this episode, hear about:

– A review of why she started Rage Yoga (in case you missed her first appearance in the early launch days of NOL)

– How her unique practice works to face and release uncomfortable emotions

– How Rage Yoga can be a great way for misfits to experience yoga without intimidation or traditional dogma

– How Lindsay feels about Rage Yoga knockoffs/copycats

– Rage Yoga jewelry and how proceeds go to charity

– Upcoming beginner course

– September retreat in Scotland

– October teacher trainings in Canada

– how her tour last year panned out

– possible future plans for Rage Yoga to expand

Alf Herigstad On Being A Better Man

Entrepreneur and Host of the Being A Better Man Podcast, Alf Herigstad, joins NOL to share important tips on how to become the best man you can be… and if you’re a woman who is listening, you will also learn tips on how to understand men better, and how to choose a good one.

Some things we discuss in the show:

How many men don’t grow up with solid male role models, and why that’s a problem

The 2 cornerstones of being a man

Alf’s definition of what it actually means to be a man, and the difference between men and boys.

The obligations and responsibilities of men in the world

The importance of a man’s legacy, and why most younger guys don’t consider it

Tips on how to identify a good man

Pick up Alf’s book called “Forging A Man” on Amazon:
http://www.beingabettermanpodcast.com/author

And connect with him here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bettermanpodcast/

Website: www.beingabettermanpodcast.com

Email: alf@beingbetter.men

Twitter: @Alfbeingbetter

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

And as always, please visit my Resources page for a discount on your first order with Barkbox – get a box full of toys and treats for just 5 bucks!!  www.ladyfoxentertainment.com/resourcesparters

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