Fishing Without Bait 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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Episode 195: Mindful Music

This week we look back at the musical performances from the show! Featured in this episode:

  • Sheena Carroll "The Well"

  • Sheena Carroll "Mercy"

  • Janelle Burdell "The Story of Udu"

  • Nick Eiben "Fragile"

You can find more of Sheena Carroll's work online on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/akamissmacross/). Read her blog at magicalgirlcafe.blog and check out Girls Write Pittsburgh at www.girlswritepittsburgh.com

Check out Nick Eiben's music and videos on Youtube!

Find out more about Janell Burdell, including Rhythm Games, UduGirl music and more at www.bestfemaledrummer.com.

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Episode 194: Gratitude with Professor Buzzkill

Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with Podcaster Professor Buzzkill and The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton. They continue to talk about the book’s take on gratitude, mindfulness and more!

“Your vibe creates your tribe...”

Check out Professor Buzzkill’s Podcast at professorbuzzkill.com

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Episode 193: Vexations with Professor Buzzkill

Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with Podcaster Professor Buzzkill and The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton. They continue to talk about the vexations in our lives, contemplation and action and more!

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Episode 192: Professor Buzzkill

Jim Ellermeyer is joined by fellow Podcaster Professor Buzzkill as we discuss his path into history, and the beginnings of a talk about The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton.

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