beginner's mind

Episode 83: What is Holistic Wellness?

Jim Ellermeyer discusses holistic approaches to wellness against allopathic methods. The Beginner's Mind and dealing with people, rather than labels and diagnosis. How your stomach effects your focus, and creating your own path. 

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Episode 81: Delusions

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Jim Ellermeyer talks with us about the delusions and blinders we have in our lives including how they apply to eating disorders and more! 

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Episode 21: Life is Suffering

Jim Eellermeyer discusses buddhism, the suffering of life, how we decide to be with or without suffering, and the concepts of viparinama-dukkha, samkhara-dukkha, and dukkha-dukkha and break down where that voice in your head comes from. 

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Episode 20: Of Jihad and Rumi

Jim Ellermeyer discusses Islam and attempts to describe the true meanings of what a "jihad".   We talk about basic concepts from the religion that sound remarkably like mindfulness, beginner's mind, and the writings of Rumi

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Episode 15: A Mindful Review

We look back at our progress on Fishing Without Bait so far and where we are going, self defeating words, the wild horse that is loose in your head, informational overload, losing control, and making choices based on emotions and habit. 

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Episode 5: Beginner's Mind

Jim Ellermeyer discusses the Beginner’s Mind, a concept stemming from zen buddhism, taking one step at a time in our day to day life, eliminating the “should’s” in our mind, avoiding comparing ourselves to others, becoming the observer and assessing our experiences. 

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