Dogs Are Smarter Than People: Writing Life, Marriage and Motivation

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September 20, 2022 00:19:32
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Warped Brains For The Win

Join us as we talk about calling a new born baby an aunt and cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are basically when you notice something that happens outside of yourself and you distort the hell out of it and create this super exaggerated, super negative view of yourself or another person. There are at least six of these bastards. The first is called Catastrophizing. I’m a master at this, but let’s go through all of them according to Esther Perel, a therapist and author. DOG TIP FOR LIFE Sparty Dog says to only worry about the now, baby. Eat your treats, scratch your fur, snore, and call it good. LINKS https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/how-to-recognize-and-tame-your-cognitive-distortions-202205042738 https://www.masterclass.com/classes/esther-perel-teaches-relational-intelligence/chapters/developing-self-awareness https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/family/older-dads-weird-demand-to-family-over-babys-name-baffles-internet/ar-AA122iLR ...

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September 13, 2022 00:18:36
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Is Fear Keeping Us Dumb and Dip Your Balls in Coffee

W. Edwards wrote “Drive out fear so that everyone may work effectively for the company.” Paul Zak says, “When learners are psychologically safe, they acquire new information easily because they have the cognitive and emotional bandwidth to concentrate on course material. Anxiety takes significant metabolic energy and inhibits learning.” Join us as we talk a little bit about coffee balls, how anxiety makes it hard to learn and dog tips for life. DOG TIP FOR LIFE FROM SPARTACUS THE DOG Don’t worry about anything. Just get your treats and snack and sleep whenever you can. SOURCES https://www.edutopia.org/blog/the-science-of-fear-ainissa-ramirez Paul Zak, Immersion (releases today!) https://apnews.com/article/switzerland-climate-and-environment-83cc3ee9959e48301b98d68d15693b64 Our brand-new-amazing-creepy podcast is DUDE NO! It’s true crime with an occasional foray into the paranormal and macabre and it’s awesome. SHOUT OUT! The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License.  Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song?  It’s “Summer Spliff” by Broke For Free. WE HAVE EXTRA CONTENT ALL ABOUT LIVING HAPPY OVER HERE! It's pretty awesome. AND we have a writing tips podcast called WRITE BETTER NOW! We have a podcast, LOVING THE STRANGE, which we stream live on Carrie’s Facebook and Twitter and YouTube on Fridays. Her Facebook and Twitter handles are all carriejonesbooks or carriejonesbook. But she also has extra cool content focused on writing tips here. Carrie is reading one of her poems every week on CARRIE DOES POEMS. And there you go! Whew! That's a lot! ...

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September 10, 2022 01:02:27
Creepy Stories Randomly On The Internet

Creepy Stories Randomly On The Internet

Our creepy stories episode! ...

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September 06, 2022 00:17:34
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Baby Wipes, Drug Farts and How Foreplay All Day Helps Your Relationship

This week’s podcast is all about Belgian psychologist Ester Perel who has two great podcasts and talks all about relationships and sex and you know, the stuff that gets us an explicit rating. Listen in! There’s some great stuff in there! RESOURCES https://www.ted.com/speakers/esther_perel https://www.estherperel.com/about IN OUR RANDOM THOUGHTS, WE MENTION THIS ARTICLE AND THE LINK IS HERE https://www.npr.org/sections/strange-news/ SHOUT OUT! The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License.  Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song?  It’s “Summer Spliff” by Broke For Free. WE HAVE EXTRA CONTENT ALL ABOUT LIVING HAPPY OVER HERE! It’s pretty awesome. AND we have a writing tips podcast called WRITE BETTER NOW! Our brand-new-amazing-creepy podcast is DUDE NO! It's true crime with an occasional foray into the paranormal and macabre and it's awesome. We have a podcast, LOVING THE STRANGE, which we stream live on Carrie’s Facebook and Twitter and YouTube on Fridays. Her Facebook and Twitter handles are all carriejonesbooks or carriejonesbook. But she also has extra cool content focused on writing tips here. Carrie is reading one of her poems every week on CARRIE DOES POEMS. And there you go! Whew! That’s a lot! ...

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August 30, 2022 00:07:02
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Alligator Hunting and Why Shaun Is Gone, Plus New DUDE NO Podcast Preview

So, Shaun is off in Florida HUNTING ALLIGATORS (!) leaving me alone to podcast, which means that all the talent is gone! This is short and sweet. :) Check out our upcoming true crime podcast for people who don't like to sleep, DUDE, NO! The website is here. The site for private bonus stuff is here. And thanks for hanging out with me even when Shaun is off adventuring. SHOUT OUT! The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License.  Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song?  It’s “Summer Spliff” by Broke For Free. WE HAVE EXTRA CONTENT ALL ABOUT LIVING HAPPY OVER HERE! It's pretty awesome. AND we have a writing tips podcast called WRITE BETTER NOW! We have a podcast, LOVING THE STRANGE, which we stream live on Carrie’s Facebook and Twitter and YouTube on Fridays. Her Facebook and Twitter handles are all carriejonesbooks or carriejonesbook. But she also has extra cool content focused on writing tips here. Carrie is reading one of her poems every week on CARRIE DOES POEMS. And there you go! Whew! That's a lot! ...

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August 23, 2022 00:19:05
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Dogs Cry Happy Tears When You Come Home Maybe We Should Too

In our random thoughts, we talk about dogs crying, empathy, tribalism and social media. Those aren't fully transcribed here. Pharrell Williams says in a Masterclass that his imagination helped him survive, but as he grew up he realized that he was only seeing the world in one way, which was from his experience. The day that you stop being curious, you stop learning, he thinks. “The universe doesn’t stop,” he says, “so why should my curiosity?” Empathy helps people be more creative. Empathy towards other helps you realize that you know that they exist. When you’re in partnerships, he said, empathy is the role call, it’s where you show that everyone exists and it allows you to be open and create bigger projects and relationships. So, let’s think about that in the bigger picture about our society and kids, okay? In a New York Times article by Matt Richtel, he focuses on U.S. teens and their depression, anxiety, suicide and self-harm. He chronicles one ten-year-old’s journey on an iPod Touch that their grandparents gave them. The kid posted selfies. Some people (men) sent photos of their penises and asked for the kid to send naked photos back and also solicited them for sex. The kid, C, tried to ignore it. “That plan did not work out. The internet seeped into C’s psyche; severely depressed, they found kinship online with other struggling adolescents and learned ways to self-harm,” Richtel writes. For teens in the U.S. the risks are no longer drugs, drinking, and getting pregnant. Now they are anxiety, self-harm, suicide, depression. “What science increasingly shows is that virtual interactions can have a powerful impact, positive or negative, depending on a person’s underlying emotional state,” Richtel writes. He adds ...

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