Episode 204: Life with Lyda

Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Lydia from the United Kingdom to talk about Borderline Personality Disorder, what happens with the diagnosis, mental healthcare in her country, an unsupportive family, making a cup of tea, and Jim explains further BPD. 

You can follow Lydia’s journey at www.twitter.com/lifewithlydia and watch her videos at https://www.youtube.com/lydiisadinosaur.

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FLASHBACK Episode 36: Down the Rabbit Hole

Jim Ellermeyer discusses our minds and lives going“down the rabbit hole”.  We discuss the song inside ourselves, and giving yourself permission to unleash that song and go down the rabbit hole in your life and venture into the unknown.   

Challenge: Allow yourself permission to see where your curiosity goes. 

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Intro music: “Life” by Tobu

Episode 202: Kintsugi Part 2

Jim Ellermeyer is discussing the concept of Kintsugi - the art of precious scars.  Look further at loneliness and those around us and the experiences that shape our lives, misfit toys, learning from our scars, and more.

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Episode 201: Kintsugi Part 1

Jim Ellermeyer is discussing the concept of Kintsugi - the art of precious scars.  We look at the day to day and putting our first foot forward in repairing ourselves, identifying what NOT to do, cleansing our minds, and loneliness. 

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Episode 200: 12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 5

Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change. We are discussing the Maintenance Steps starting with step 10 - continue to take personal inventory and admit when you are wrong.  Step 11 is continuing to be sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Step 12 is to have a spiritual awakening and being present and connected in life. 

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Episode 199: 12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 4

Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change.  We start with step 6: being entirely prepared to have God remove your defects of character and Step 7: Letting them go.  We look at changing things today, and the humbling experience of changing how they live life, Step 8: making a list of those we’ve harmed, Step 9: making amends in the best way possible. 

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Episode 198: 12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 3

Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change.  We discuss Step 4, making a fearless and searching moral inventory of ourselves.  We talk about making our making our list to resentment, fears, and sex.  Step 5 is admitting to God, ourselves, and another the nature of our wrongs. 


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Episode 197: 12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 2


Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change.   We continue our discussion on Step 2 and the concept of a higher power, what faith is, using our “I choose” words, the 3rd step of in the decision to turning our life and decisions over to God as we understand him, the concepts in discussion with “Is it true, is it kind, is it necessary”.

Our friend Krish Moran has released a new album “Empathy On Sale” and we’ve included one of our favorite tracks in this episode.  If you liked it, please support our friend by picking up the album here: http://bit.ly/EmpathyOnSale-1

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Episode 196: 12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 1

Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change.   We discuss the first step: admitting that our lives are unmanageable. We look at what identifies an unmanageable live, looking at the definition of insanity and working smarter, not harder in your life, and identifying the ability to ignore what you cannot change in the world, but what you can change in yourself.  We talk about step 2 and believing in a power greater than yourself, the ability to recognize our internal power was not working, 

Our friend Krish Moran has released a new album “Empathy On Sale” and we’ve included one of our favorite tracks in this episode.  If you liked it, please support our friend by picking up the album here: http://bit.ly/EmpathyOnSale-1

Read or listen to Jim’s Origin Story. https://www.fishingwithoutbait.com/search?q=origin

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