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Sunday, January 30, 2022

Coming up Monday 1/31/22 LIVE on KUCI Madeleine Dore, I DIDN'T DO THE THING TODAY: Letting Go of Productivity Guilt




Madeleine Dore, I DIDN'T DO THE THING TODAY: Letting Go of Productivity Guilt


How to release productivity guilt and embrace the hidden values in our daily lives, for anyone who has ever felt the pressure to do more, be more, achieve more, this antidote to our doing-obsession is the permission slip we all need to find our own way.


How to release productivity guilt and embrace the hidden values in our daily lives.


Ever have that kind of day? You know, those days where you add more to your to-do list than you check off; you can’t find your keys or your motivation; and no matter how many bullet journals you buy, you never seem to grasp your full potential.

Writer and Routines & Ruts podcast host Madeleine Dore knows those days all too well. In I DIDN’T DO THE THING TODAY, Dore gives us permission to leave the cult of productivity and embrace the creativity and freedom found in a bulletpoint-free life.



A companion for the days that don’t go as planned, I DIDN’T DO THE THING TODAY offers a reprieve from our productivity obsession, unpacking various ways we encounter productivity guilt—including comparison to others, striving for perfection, and our great expectations—to point to how a day doesn’t have to be optimized, but simply occupied.

Over the past five years, Madeleine has interviewed hundreds of creative people about their daily routines for her popular blog, Extraordinary Routines, and podcast, Routines and Ruts. I DIDN’T DO THE THING TODAY is the culmination of everything Madeleine has learned about how to reframe and at times reject our obsession with output, optimization, and productivity.



In an interview, Madeleine can discuss topics including:

· How the cult of productivity sets us up for failure

· How to build resolutions around delight, not discipline, routine or optimization

· How to be more creative throughout the day, even if you don’t consider yourself to be a creative person

· How to make space for imperfections and to lean into those bad days

· How to replace that long list of New Year’s resolutions and expectations with light intentions

· How to banish productivity guilt and pressure in 2022

· Why not being able to stick to a routine can be something to embrace this year



For anyone who has ever felt the pressure to do more, be more, achieve more, this antidote to our doing-obsession is the permission slip we all need to find our own way.



www.extraordinaryroutines.com

Instagram: @extraordinary_routines

Facebook: @extraordinaryroutines

Podcast: Routines & Ruts



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Madeleine Dore is a writer and interviewer exploring how we can broaden the definition of a day well spent. For the past five years, Dore has been asking creative thinkers how they navigate their days on her popular blog Extraordinary Routines and podcast Routines & Ruts. She regularly conducts life experiments and hosts events to examine how creativity isn’t just something we do, but how we approach our lives.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

A tribute to Marsha T Danzig Founder, Yoga for Amputees Below knee amputee, cancer survivor, kidney transplant recipient, resilience expert. This conversation first aired November 2019 on her birthday. Sadly, Marsha passed away January 8th, 2022 from Covid.

Marsha Therese Danzig, M.Ed Harvard, C-IAYT, RYT 500

Yoga Specialist, Author, Speaker 


LISTEN to today's conversation with Marsha!


Marsha Therese Danzig,
M.Ed. Harvard, is an Advanced Yoga Therapist, Energy Healer and Speaker. Marsha, a below knee amputee, pediatric cancer survivor and kidney transplant recipient is the Founder of Y4A:Yoga for Amputees® by Marsha T Danzig, a yoga program to help amputees move forward in their lives. Yoga for Amputees: The Essential Guide to Finding Wholeness After Limb Loss is her most recent book. In addition she is the author of From the Roots, a candid memoir about choosing joy in the face of insurmountable obstacles.

WATCH this video posted by LORE Story
January 29 2020
"Marsha T Danzig, M.Ed. Harvard, is an advanced yoga therapist, senior yoga educator, mentor, speakers and author. She is a below the knee amputee, pediatric cancer survivor and kidney transplant recipient. She is the founder of @yogaforamputees, an international yoga program to help amputees move forward in their lives. Marsha has been featured in #yogajournal, #oprahmagazine, #GoodHousekeeping, #popsugar, and many more media outlets. She is passionate about helping people reclaim their lives through yoga.⠀
In her spare time, Marsha is a dedicated flamenco dancer and romance novelist."

#storytelling #lore


Marsha has been featured in Good Housekeeping ,Yoga Journal, Huffington Post, PopSugar and Oprah Magazine. Marsha’s mission is to show people how to find beauty in all circumstances. She is passionate about imparting her lived experience of bridging the chasm between suffering and joy through yoga and embodied movement. In her spare time, she is a passionate flamenco dancer. Her website is http://www.yogaforamputees.com

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Coming up! Award-winning actor and director, Murisa Harba, talks about what it is like to be the Artistic Director + Founder of About The Work: a safe place for actors to hone their craft

An award-winning actor and director, Murisa Harba lives to push boundaries. She is a leading acting coach, author, thought leader, and speaker in Los Angeles, passionate about empowering actors to elevate their truth in storytelling and ultimately unlocking their creative genius.

ABOUT THE WORK Actors Studio was founded by Murisa in 2013 on the principle of challenging actors to push past their comfort zone with her signature techniques THE CHAKRA APPROACH® and THE MACRO METHOD. Her custom 7 Steps To Elevated Truth mentorship program supports actors by empowering them to think differently about the craft, uncovering what makes them unique and likeable so they can up-level their careers. Murisa teaches at the Los Angeles SAG-AFTRA Conservatory and is also recognized as a Backstage Expert. www.about-the-work.com


Murisa Harba

Artistic Director + Founder
About The Work: A safe place for actors to hone their craft

Insta: @aboutthework
Facebook: AboutTheWork
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www.about-the-work.com

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." - Neale Donald Walsch

Monday, January 17, 2022

Coming up Monday 1/17/22 - Richard Matthew, PhD Associate Dean for Research and International Programs at UC Irvine, Director of the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs - UC Irvine, and Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, and Political Science at UC Irvine


LISTEN to today's show
featuring 
Richard Matthew, PhD

Associate Dean for Research and International Programs, UC Irvine
Director, Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, UC Irvine 
Director, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs, UC Irvine 
Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy, and Political Science, UC Irvine


ABOUT DR. RICHARD A MATTHEW, PHD

Richard A. Matthew (BA McGill; PhD Princeton) is Associate Dean for Research and International Programs and Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy at the University of California at Irvine. He is also the inaugural Director of the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation (http://blumcenter.uci.edu/); co-Principal Investigator for both the NSF-funded FloodRISE Project (http://floodrise.uci.edu) and the NOAA-funded SedRISE Project; Senior Fellow at IISD in Geneva; member of United Nations Expert Group on Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding; a member of IUCN CEESP and co-chair of its Task Force on Conservation, Migration and Conflict; and Vice-President of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association (https://environmentalpeacebuilding.org ).


His research explores challenges at the intersection of nature loss and climate change, poverty and inequality, and disaster and violent conflict. Current research focuses on the co-development of visualization tools using big data and local knowledge to provide practical hazard risk management support to communities that are extremely vulnerable to flood events. Over the past twenty years, he has done extensive fieldwork in conflict and disaster zones in Cambodia, the DRC, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Swaziland. He served on UN humanitarian and peacebuilding missions in DRC, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. He has given three TEDx talks and been a featured storyteller on The Moth twice. He has over 200 publications.

Janeane will speak to Dr. Matthew about:
  • The Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation and their focus is on the impacts of environmental change on the most vulnerable people here and abroad

  • Mobilizing the resources of a major university to support their efforts to adapt and build resilience

  • The Blum Center's impactful programs on forced migration, planetary health, environmental peace building, flood risk modeling, the science and practice of compassion and human trafficking, etc. 

  • Who this organization works with (e.g. the UN, IUCN and several other organizations)

WATCH TEDxOrangeCoast - Richard Matthew - Natural Resources for Peacebuilding

Jun 8, 2011 • "Mankind has created borders that evolved through time. Richard Matthew explores how are borders really frontiers inviting exploration and innovation. Richard Matthew, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of California Irvine and the founding director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (www.cusa.uci.edu). He spends much of his time in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, studying how environmental stress contributes to violent conflict and other types of crisis. For several years he has worked closely with the United Nations to integrate natural resource management and climate change adaptation into peace-building efforts, participating in various field assessments and directing one in Sierra Leone. He teaches courses on sustainability and social enterprise."


ABOUT

Associate Dean of Research and International Programs, School of Social Ecology
Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy and Political Science
Ph.D. Princeton University
(949) 824-9670
rmatthew@uci.edu
212C Social Ecology I

Department:
Urban Planning and Public Policy

Specializations:
Environment, conflict and peacebuilding; transnational threat networks; international ethics

Curriculum Vitae

Richard A. Matthew (BA McGill; PhD Princeton) is Professor of International and Environmental Politics in the Schools of Social Ecology and Social Science at the University of California at Irvine, and founding Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (www.cusa.uci.edu).

He studies (a) the environmental dimensions of conflict and peacebuilding; (b) climate change adaptation in conflict and post-conflict societies; and (c) transnational threat systems. He has done extensive field work in conflict zones in South Asia and East, Central and West Africa.

In addition to his positions at UCI, he is also a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development in Geneva; a Senior Fellow at the Munk School at the University of Toronto; a senior member of the United Nations Expert Advisory Group on Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding; and a member of the World Conservation Union’s Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy. Dr. Matthew has received Certificates of Recognition for his research and service activities from the U.S. Congress, the California State Legislature and the City of Los Angeles. He has over 150 publications including seven books and co-edited volumes.
Web Links of Research Sites
www.cusa.uci.edu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btxcAEj3puo&feature=youtu.be
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Center-for-Unconventional-Security-Affairs/146645732989



Today, January 17th, is Martin Luther King Day - here are some facts about the famous Civil Rights Leader


Photo credit: Lynnwood Times



10 Martin Luther King Jr Facts About the Famous Civil Rights Leader

Latest news about the holiday and observances from Buzzpop

Monday, January 3, 2022

Coming soon! Joe Saul-Sehy and Emily Guy Birken, co-authors of STACKED: Your Super-Serious Guide to Modern Money Management. A step-by-step financial literacy book featuring a signature blend of shrewd financial information and wacky humor from the host of the award-winning STACKING BENJAMINS podcast

When it comes to financial literacy and money management, Joe Saul-Sehy, the money nerd behind the award-winning podcast Stacking Benjamins, and Emily Guy Birken, bestselling author of The 5 Years Before You Retire, abide by two rules: 1) start with the basics and 2) stop taking it seriously.

The prevailing attitude among many so-called financial “experts” is money only works if you’re serious about it. There are important retirement accounts to fill, and somber bank managers awaiting your next deposit! But treating money as only slightly less fun than a colonoscopy limits the reach of our collective voices and the accessibility of building true wealth, which is available to all of us—if we have the right roadmap.


In STACKED: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management (on-sale: 12/28) readers of any age and experience who are looking to learn to invest and get their finances in order will find a comprehensive, entertaining, and honest guide filled with tips, tricks and funny, lesson-learned horror stories.

While conquering your money-related goals and paying off debt is supremely important, Joe and Emily emphasize enjoying the process as much as the outcome. By doing so, we can bring others in on the journey, normalizing the how and why of wealth building, and making money and finances more approachable for us all.



In an interview, Joe and Emily can discuss topics including:

· How to set realistic financial goals that align with your vision for your life

· Side hustles

· Hiring a legit financial advisor

· Planning for emergencies

· What’s new and exciting – and actually worth your time – in financial apps and software

· How to play “budgeting Tetris”

· What to expect when you’re investing

· Strategies for reducing and eliminating debt

· The difference between tracking and budgeting, and why you need both to reach financial goals



www.stackingbenjamins.com

www.emilyguybirken.com

Twitter: @AverageJoeMoney / @EmilyGuyBirken



ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Joe Saul-Sehy learned from failure. Destroying his credit immediately after leaving home, he had to learn about money the hard way and much of it as he was telling other people how to manage their money, as a financial advisor. After 16 years in the industry he moved to financial media, creating Stacking Benjamins, one of the most listened to podcasts in the personal finance sphere. Kiplinger has called the show the "best personal finance podcast" and Fast Company has described it as striking a "great balance between fun and functional." Joe lives in Texarkana with his spouse, Cheryl, and cat, Cooper, recording shows in his mom's basement next door.

Emily Guy Birken has worn a lot of hats throughout her career: Temporary tattoo artist. Bookseller. Americorps volunteer. Teacher. Throughout it all, there's been one constant: she's a huge money nerd. In 2010, she turned her excitement about spreadsheets into a career as a Plutus Award-winning freelance writer in the financial sphere. Her varied career combined with her background in education helps her make complex financial topics relatable. Her work has appeared in HuffPo, Business Insider, Kiplinger, MSN Money, and The Washington Post. She is the author of four books: The 5 Years Before You Retire, Choose Your Retirement, Making Social Security Work for You, and End Financial Stress Now. Emily lives in Milwaukee with her spouse and two sons, plus their dog Tivo, and their cat The Dude.