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Podcast 65: Solutions to Homelessness

Message of Hope as a Pathway out of Homelessness

Organizations that help the homeless

Welcome Back to AS I’m Joanne Williams, for part 2 of Pathway out of Homelessness. we are here to share compelling strategies I have used in my 30 year as a mental health professional with success with my clients as life skills,  that you can use as well you make your life just a little easier with less anxiety and more confidence simply when practiced.  

Today we have a special guest Wayne Shipman that shared his story of homelessness to a business owner  in Part 1  Pathway out of Homelessness and wants to share a message of hope with solutions to the Homeless population and their families and the public help them know and understand that there are things that you can do to help.  

Homeless assistance

Welcome back Wayne and thank you for sharing your compelling story out of  homeless.  Part 2 is to share more solutions for their families and ways you have found that each of can help. 

He is still Engaged with homeless.

MH health issues is huge.  70% stuck resources for emotional issues. Recovery. Shame. 

Covid has affected everything. 

Emergency homeless assistance

Shout out- Stop police PO and security guard asking call off the harassment where do you have them go.

Life skills set, are needed. The snowball effects.

Get away from it alone.  Come back to self. Set boundaries of no. 

Solutions to homelessness

Start each day with a routine to check in with a daily routine.  Mental toughness.

  1. Hope is a rope tied to something secure.  Constant reminder to not give up, 
  2. Set out notebooks, stamped envelopes and pens.  Loved ones of the homeless anxious and vulnerable. 
  3. Mindset to thrive, be Ready, 
  4. We have always issues and feel helpless, we made it thru the crisis, the healing can begin. Powerless because of Covid, small parts each have a part.

Grants for homeless

What would you want a homeless person to hear and their families or the public as ways they can help.

  1. Coming together having the will to help and help them find hope. Give encouragement and reach out
  2. Analogue of hope- Inspiring messages of self help material tapes players to increase their skills. 
  3. Homeless need to take responsibility for their own safety. 
  4. MH as an issue.
  5. Agency band together forces of PO instead of protecting them.

We can do something, not the politics of blaming or judging. 

Acrossthemiles.com to share

1-888-358-2384

Get Help - Coalition For The Homeless

https://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org ›  

This is by no means a replacement for therapy of any medical attention if you need it.  Always reach out and take care of yourself or if you are feeling like you want to hurt yourself, there is always someone standing by at 1800-273-8255 or call 911. Remember to Share the Love.

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Podcast 64: Emergency Homeless Assistance-Solutions for Homelessness with advocate Wayne Shipman

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Homeless Assistance with Solutions with Mindset Shifts

A special guest Wayne Shipman shares his story of homelessness to now owning his own home with a steady job as a semi-truck driver. He shares his wisdom of how he went from irresponsible to a responsible member of society.

Wayne was raised in a home with physical and psychological abuse during the five marriages of his mother. Even experienced a false adoption process revealed as an adult.

He couldn’t keep a job because of mental health issue and his own rebellion of his responsibilities as an adult and his anger that he couldn’t make it in this economy.

His big turnaround came after 14 yrs. with changes in Lifestyle and new mental habits choosing to not feel shame or blame anyone anymore. He found accepting where he is now and giving forgiveness to himself and his family instead of blaming them and stopped comparing himself to others. Taking responsibility for his own future shifted his mindset.

He got real hunger for skills and knowledge to know how to deal with his situations.

He found Tony Robbins Personal Power cassette tapes at Goodwill and it changed his life.  He listened to these Tony Robbins tapes to change his thinking and his goal for self-respect.

The bottom-line message is that an individual has to have a mindset shift to turn their life around with a new lifestyle with new mental habits.  

The same elements we all use to succeed and for personal development offered by most reputable life coaches, public speakers, and therapists that homeless people need to learn to change their life. The people that succeed are determined with an attitude about changing their circumstances. 

He choice developing a different path that he now wants to share the skills with others that he learned to change his lifestyle to become his fully functioning working citizen.

In 2-part pf the podcast we go into more about solutions for homelessness and for their families

His Website: Acrossthemiles.org

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 This is by no means a replacement for therapy of any medical attention if you need it.  Always reach out and take care of yourself or if you are feeling like you want to hurt yourself, there is always someone standing by at 1800-273-8255 or call 911.

 

 

Podcast 53: Empower Women Leaders with Resiliency and Grit to Bounce Forward into New Economy part 2 with Pattie Grimm

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Inspired Women Channel Inner Vision

Joanne Interviews Pattie Grimm who has a bestselling book Quiet Women Never Changed History – Be Strong, Stand Up and Stand Out.  Her story of the grit needed to set her pathway as a women leader in top tier companies.  Now her mission is to inspire other women to go beyond fear or anxiety.


See Part one Podcast # 52 we discussed how to create a vision to keep the focus to move into a Leadership career uses her strengths with heart.

In part 2 she inspires women to channel their inner Grit and Resiliency to bounce forward from the global Pandemic creating unique opportunities as the labor market needs more women.

5 steps to be an empowered leader and especially on creating your own vision now in part 2 we discussed more what it is going to take for women to want to get back in the workplace and thrive

Pattie is offering a Free Personal Vision Guide – PDF at pattiegrimm@live.com 

Also A Special offer – Get her bestselling book Quiet Women Never Changed History – Be Strong, Stand Up and Stand Out – “Let’s Go Kick Some Glass” for only $10.00 including over $200.00 in free training bonuses and free US S & H.  Go to www.womenkickingglass.com/book

This is by no means a replacement for therapy of any medical attention if you need it.  Always reach out and take care of yourself or if you are feeling like you want to hurt yourself, there is always someone standing by at 1800-273-8255 or call 911.

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Podcast 52: Empower Women Leaders with Resiliency and Grit to Bounce Forward into New Economy

Part 2 with Pattie Grimm

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Inspired Women Channel Inner Vision

Joanne Interviews Pattie Grimm who has a bestselling book Quiet Women Never Changed History – Be Strong, Stand Up and Stand Out.  Her story of the grit needed to set her pathway as a women leader in top tier companies.  Now her mission is to inspire other women to go beyond fear or anxiety.

See Part one Podcast # 52 we discussed how to create a vision to keep the focus to move into a Leadership career uses her strengths with heart.

In part 2 she inspires women to channel their inner Grit and Resiliency to bounce forward from the global Pandemic creating unique opportunities as the labor market needs more women.

5 steps to be an empowered leader and especially on creating your own vision now in part 2 we discussed more what it is going to take for women to want to get back in the workplace and thrive

Pattie is offering a Free Personal Vision Guide – PDF at pattiegrimm@live.com 

Also A Special offer – Get her bestselling book Quiet Women Never Changed History – Be Strong, Stand Up and Stand Out – “Let’s Go Kick Some Glass” for only $10.00 including over $200.00 in free training bonuses and free US S & H.  Go to www.womenkickingglass.com/book

This is by no means a replacement for therapy of any medical attention if you need it.  Always reach out and take care of yourself or if you are feeling like you want to hurt yourself, there is always someone standing by at 1800-273-8255 or call 911.

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Podcast 37: The Weight Loss Habit:The Weight Loss Habit: The No BS, No Gimmicks (Sort Of) Easy Way to Lose Weight and Keep It Off Forever by Steven Ray Marks

Easy Weight Loss Strategies for People with Anxiety

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In this episode Joanne Williams, LCSW discusses with Steven Ray Marks, author of The Weight Loss Habit: The No BS, No Gimmick, (Sort Of) Easy Way to Lose Weight and Keep It Off Forever

Steven started his childhood wealthy, then suddenly switched to being raised by a poor single mother working nights after his attorney father got caught stealing from his clients. He has a BA in Economics from Georgetown University, and an MFA.

He grew up overweight, then in his mid-20s figured out an effective strategy for losing weight, lost 60 lbs. and has kept the weight off since. These are the methods he used to lose 30% of my body weight and keep it off 20 years, without exercise and while still eating the foods he enjoys. And reducing his anxiety rather than worsened it like some of the current diet methods.

Summary of Todays show:

  1. Lifelong weight loss for people who struggle
  2. Self-Improvement made easy
  3. Why is this program different
  4. Why are diets so ineffective for most people?
  5. What’s different about the strategies in Stevens book The Weight Loss Habit?

Question for today is? Why is weight loss particularly challenging for people with anxiety?

 Steven shared 3 keys to weight loss is to build good eating habits.

  1. Building good eating habits by praising yourself for good decisions, not punishing yourself for bad decisions.
  2.   An effective weight loss strategy has to be something you’re willing to keep up for life. Which means it must be easy and relatively pleasant. If your diet/exercise program makes you miserable, you’ll end up quitting it and gaining the weight right back.
  3. The most important weight loss habit is to take a moment to think before you eat, buy, or prepare food, rationally decide if and how much is a good idea to eat, and then praise yourself for good decisions. It can be a good decision to occasionally eat unhealthy food if you really want it. It’s also be a good decision to eat smaller amounts of unhealthy food.

There are many reasons traditional weight loss strategies don’t work and are especially difficult for those who suffer from anxiety. He had depression and anxiety as a kid. “A wall of awful” is what his wife calls her anxiety.

All or nothing thinking, self-deprivation. Super Will power or just Give up or give in.

A shame-and-blame approach, huge time and effort commitments, all-or-nothing thinking, self-deprivation, and requiring more willpower than you have turns any attempt to lose weight into an overwhelming wall of awful.

In the Weight Loss Habit, Steven lays out an alternative that is different from other strategies because it is using reinforcement of the positive choices without blame and shame.

Use the path of least resistance. Have food available that you can eat. Keep things simple and Frozen food are easy. Feel satisfied with smaller bite, 1 M&M, Focus on your goal.

Developing a new habit, by being willing to do it forever, easy and with pleasure.  Think first, celebrating pride fundamental part. Replace old habit. Very consciously.

By using a positive approach and small, easy steps, you can build that habits that will allow you lose weight and keep it off for life.

Better self-talk. Be Kind to yourself.

He does use scales to weigh himself Weekly to see progress and then celebrate it.

Focus on what you want, clothes fitting, looking like you want to.

Some simple changes can make this easy to start. Switch to Diet soda, Have gum for dessert, Sugar free flavoring like Stevia, play a game instead of eating, Candy crush, hijacks your brain, fights craving and anxiety.

Steve has a giveaway for our Listeners can get a free guide for losing weight while eating fast food and lists low-calorie options at America’s top fast food chains, from The Weight Loss Habit called “Eating Fast Food for Fun and Weight Loss.

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He blogs about making self-improvement easier at www.SelfHelpingYourself.com.

Find Steven Ray Marks book: The Weight Loss Habit on amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Weight-Loss-Habit-Gimmick-Forever/dp/B089M54YZ5

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Podcast 36: Understanding Your Dreams

Learn to Interpret Your Dreams

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In this episode Joanne Williams, LCSW discusses with Debbie Weisman the Dream Coach, She a Best-selling Author,  Writer or contributor to 29 books, including Chicken Soup for the Soul, In addition to her coaching work, Debbie is the co-owner of a film and video production company with films including the film What the Bleep Do We Know! and the Dreaming Heaven a spiritual documentary.  

Debbie is also the best-selling author of over twenty novels, including five of the original books in the popular Sweet Valley High series.

She credits her dream work with inspiring her to return to writing. Her most recent books include 101 Dream Dates: How to Say I love You To the Most Important Person in Your Life--

Summary of today Podcast: 

  1. Why Dreams are important or why we should pay attention to them.
  2. Why you need a Dream coach?
  3. A system for turning those nightmares into sweet dreams. Believe your dreams
  4. How can one dream change your life?
  5. How can my dreams affect me if I don't remember them?

Question for today is? What are some of the most frequently dreams dreamed?

Debbie helps dreamers understand their dreams. She asks aspects of the Dream or Symbols that the dreamer interprets according to what they mean to the dreamer, until they understand what is means to them. She can answer general questions about dreams or help you understand how your dreams can lead to greater self-awareness. self-confidence and self-love.

She has a Process to interpret dreams:

  1. You need to Believe that a dream has answers for you
  2. Notice the feelings in the dream
  3. Understand how this relates to your life
  4. Honor the information that is discovered
  5. Take action to honor the dream

There is a term called Dream Recrafting where you can go into a dream and reconstruct the ending to have it have the ending that you want. Especially if this is a nightmare or you are a victim in the dream.  You can recraft it to become the superhero instead of being a victim. 

Or you can do this after the dream through rewriting the ending.

Some of the most frequent dreams are of fear, being naked or losing teeth.

Debbie is happy to answer general questions about dreams or help you understand how your dreams can lead to greater self-awareness. self-confidence and self-love.

Go to her website: thedreamcoach.net and click on the link to schedule an appointment for a complementary 30-minute Dream Discovery Session, her email- Debbie@thedreamcoach.net

Debbie has her own podcast Dream Life coach on Dream Power Radio

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Podcast 34: How to Use Superstitions for Your Success

TThe Superstitions that the Super Bowl Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes use every game

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Summary of today : How we use Superstitions in our everyday life

  1. Why do we use Superstitions
  2. Reasons we believe Superstition work?
  3. What are the Superstitions that Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes use

Question of the day is: Do Superstitions work?

Listen for how you can use Rituals and Superstitions like these pros to be a part of the game of a success Life.

As rational as we are as people, we do believe that all things must remain constant to get the same result as some of the most popular superstitions in sport, like for this Super bowl use. Even Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes have their own Rituals and using objects to have things remain constant.  Even as rational people we all might have a favorite something we imagine will bring us Luck.

Yet Albert Einstein said that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Then are using superstitions- that are done over and over again expecting the SAME result, Sanity?

Or can we see that beliefs have strong power. Tiger Woods quote -My mind is my biggest asset. ...

Did you ever have a lucky rabbit’s foot as a child?   I remember having one that my grandfather gave to me and I am sure he spun a wild tale about it and how if I keep it with me, no bad can happen to me.  Then nothing bad happened to me that week. So, I gave the power to the rabbit’s foot as the reason. So why wouldn’t we believe in the power of an object.

There is a placebo effect in research of a medications effectiveness, that their efficacy must reach a higher level than he group that were given a sugar pill to show that the medicine works better than our own imagined beliefs in a sugar pill.

We like the things to stay the same, but is that possible?

I could say the same for Obsessive compulsive disorder.  It lowers people anxiety when they have an urge to have things in a certain order or check the door 3 times before they leave.  It calms their anxiety.

Here are some of the most popular superstitions to team sports:

Wearing their favorite team jersey, t-shirt, benie, cap, pajamas, poncho to the game for luck (some people won’t even wash the pajamas, socks, or even blanket (some people won’t even wash them an entire season afraid they will wash away the team’s luck.) 


How about Wearing certain lucky colors or numbers?

Wearing a team cap in a certain way…cap forward, cap backwards or some even flip their cap from forwards to backwards depending on if their team is ahead or behind at the time.

The list goes on with rituals that fans feel they must do to avoid a catastrophe for their team.

Another interesting superstition AFTER the game has been played, has to do with the stock market. It is believed that if an NFC team wins, the market and economy will do better during the year.

Since I live in the Tampa area and I Love Tom Brady, I am obvious jaded, even if I love watching a young quarterback who is making history in front of our eyes with Patrick Mahomes.

My theory on superstitions is that it gives us a since of inclusion in the game and a sense of control over the uncontrollable.

And biggest of all I think we may understand that success is developing habits that will endure to help us to be successful.

Tom Brady has done unbelievable well, going into the 2000 NFL draft, no one expected great things from Tom Brady. The Patriots selected him 199th overall pick, but the quarterback would Will himself to success.

He started his rookie year as the fourth quarterback on the depth chart but, the same thing he did at Michigan, worked his way into the back-up role. When Drew Bledsoe went down at the start of the 2001 season, Brady was the next man up. He would change NFL history forever. Talking about the G.O.A.T.  Greatest of all Time. Was this luck?

Since THAT first appearance, Brady has led the New England Patriots to six Super Bowl titles; the quarterback has been the MVP for four of those games, and he has done virtually everything you can do on a football field.

Tom Brady’s keys to success: Luck, superstition or hard work?

Throughout his football career, Tom Brady has never been the most physically gifted quarterback. He doesn’t run. A great deal of his success stems from his willingness to work hard and refusal to be anything less than the best.  He is vegan and his diet in his book on why he is able to be the oldest quarter back in the league, he gives credit to his diet. But even he has one lucky charm.

Despite the advances of technology, Brady refuses to change his shoulder pads. His current pair actually dates back to his time at Michigan.

“I’ve worn them for 25 years,” he explained on Quick Slants Podcast. “They’ve gotten reconditioned a little bit, but I think once you find something you like, you kind of stick with it. I’ve always kind of liked the way they felt, the shape of them. People have tried to put me in a lot of other ones.”

For this quarterback, the familiarity means that he doesn’t have to think about anything besides his passes. “I’ve been wearing the same thing for, you know, forever,” he said. “You gets used to one thing, one feel.” Given his success, no one can blame Brady for keeping things the same.

One year ago, Patrick Mahomes was one of many quarterback prospects, forced to endure and endless array of visits, drills and offseason activities in the hopes of being drafted by an NFL team.

He was asked about his emotions of last year?  He said that “This year is so much more relaxed. I get to enjoy things, much more compared to before where you’re just trying to get drafted. I wasn’t necessarily nervous, but I was just very focused. Like I said, it was all business. I was kid, but as I grew up and started really falling in love with football, I focused solely on that.

Ever since those days, have you developed any pre-game rituals at all? Mahomes said “I don’t necessarily have any pre-game rituals, but I’ve worn the one sleeve in every single game I’ve ever started. That’s pretty much the only superstitious thing I do.  It goes all the way back to my junior year of high school when I first started for the varsity team. I was out there with a single sleeve in Denver when it was only 11 degrees.

Neither of the super athletes were successful by wishing it to be so, or using superstitions, they develop success habits.

What I am taking away from Brady and Mahomes, is that Brady “willed” his way to success with hard work and always doing his best, and Mahomes loving the game and completely obsessed and focused on it.

What both of these super stars have in common is a will to win. Superstition or not, they have developed daily skills that have worked to get to the level of success that they have developed.

But, they both keep a lucky charm with them just in case.   I think it is the feeling of success of having the lucky charm with them, it is the emotion of confidence that the charm gives them. 

And the reason that we have superstitions, or rituals is to give us a sense of familiar, a sense of confidence and an emotion that we can relate back to a prior success and anchor that feeling of success through that object each time so that it has become part of a success habit and a feeling of security.  Even a blankie as a child serves the purpose of feeling more security and comfort.  We all need that. I hope you can use these as success habits for your life and to have your team win.

Colin Powell, prior Secretary of state: If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception; it is a prevailing attitude. -

If Superstitions are the precursor to repeating daily habits for success, then let us keep the success rituals going in our everyday life.

So instead of doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result, how about keep doing the things that drive success over and over again to continue your success. 

And go to our website anxietysimplified.net for more on how to get certified for an Emotional Support or Psychiatric Service Dog today as your Lucky charm!

This is by no means a replacement for therapy of any medical attention if you need it.  Always reach out and take care of yourself or if you are feeling like you want to hurt yourself, there is always someone standing by at 1800-273-8255 or call 911. Remember to Share the Love.

Podcast 33: Dwarfism-Building A Work Environment for People with Disabilities

Dwarfism- Actor Peter Dinklage Quote about Reactions to His Stature in Public

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In this episode Joanne Williams, LCSW discusses with Becky Curran Kekula after 1,000 applications. 100 interviews. Four months. Three temporary positions. This may sound like the premise for this holiday season’s new comedy - but it’s not. It is, however, the real-life experience of Becky Curran Kekula, who ended up working behind the scenes in the film industry for the first part of her career.

Becky is an international motivational speaker and advocate for inclusion, who also happens to have dwarfism! She has spoken at over 300 venues such as companies, government agencies, and schools.

She serves as the Director of Disability Equality Index at Disability: IN, as the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Working to empower hiring managers to practice rigorous self-awareness of unconscious biases and related risks in order to enable fair and equitable people decisions, learn how unconscious bias can affect the hiring process. 

Summary of today Podcast: 

  1. What would be helpful for parents to know?
  2. How can the general public increase their awareness in order to be informed of respectful behavior?
  3. What we can do and not assume in the grocery store?

Question for today is? Do you drive and where do you find your clothes? She uses pedal extensions, and she does deactivate the air bags. She goes to regular stores; she buys capris and short sleeves and at times gets alterations.

Becky joins us today.

Advocating for disability /dwarfism inclusion in the workplace. 

Dwarfism is short stature that results from a genetic or medical condition. The average adult height among people with dwarfism is 4 feet.

Becky tells her story and the challenges she faced while trying to enter the workplace. What accommodations did you need?  She worked at a talent agency for 5 years, now she works in corporate America for disability inclusion. At Disability: IN.  She is married for 1 ½ years to a person with dwarfism.  No children currently. Children are possible.

Today we discuss what Becky sees personally in the workplace and ways to Educate and inspire our listeners to actively practice self-awareness and acceptance of differences.

  1. Ways to help in the grocery store? “Ask is there something I can help you with and I’m here if you need anything?  Put it out there that you are willing to help? Don’t assume they can’t do something; everyone wants to feel empowered to take care of themselves.

Discussed a quote from Peter Dinklage an actor who has dwarfism from the Game of Thrones and reactions to his Stature in public.  But, the difference Becky feels as an advocate or voice for empowerment, where Peter Dinklage, wants his work to speak for him, not his stature.

She suggests for parents to find a specialist, Little people of America., LPAonline.org for medical or social Support. Or find a trusted nonprofit program to improve lives, “Helping with pride more than fixing the conditions.”

The verbiage some people with Dwarfism do not prefer is using the word midget,  Some find it offensive. Seeing everyone as an individual not as one specific attribute. 

Becky has a special offer to our listeners today a Virtual speech presentation.

She can be reached at:

beckymotivates@gmail.com

beckymotivates.com

Resources or References: https://ncdj.org/style-guide/

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Podcast 32: Nelson Mandela Used These 3 Principals-Part 2

No Bloody Insurrections in Apartheid Because of Principals Used With My Guest’s father and Desmond Tutu in So. Africa

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In this episode Joanne Williams, LCSW discusses with Simon Chadwick a South African born, British educated, American citizen. Grew up as the son of a prominent anti-apartheid activist, lived in two totalitarian societies so African and Kenya and sees it happening in the USA. He has a Career as CEO in Italy, UK and USA. Owner of a firm of management consultants. Intensely interested in and concerned about politics and society in modern-day America.

His book ‘For the People:  A Citizen’s Manifesto to Shaping Our Nation’s Future’  A guide to start a conversation to heal American divisions.

So today we focus: Solutions for building a safer more secure society to reduce our common anx.  While creating a shared reality that we all want to live by.

Summary of today Podcast: 

  1. The basic contract that exists in a democracy that we hold dear that we may have forgotten we do have to work from
  2. How fragile this contract can be when authoritarianism takes hold
  3. How authoritarian rulers all have a psychopathology that drives their need to be right and a mindset that is a challenge to their very core self that needs to be protected at all costs.
  4. How fear can be used to divide us, but security unites us.

Question for today is? How to open up conversations between democrats and Republicans and Americans to have a common reality. American Tribes and same values

Simon Chadwick shared his life story of a Living in So. Africa, where his father was clergy, jailed and exiled for working with Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu for apartheid justice.

Simon wrote his book as a guide to not allow what happened in South Africa happen in America, as he saw the red flags of authoritarian rise since 2015.

In  a democratic society, there is a social contract between government and electors: government provides a framework of security in return for payment of taxes and observance of reasonable laws so that all can be long and thrive. “Security” derives from the Latin word “securitas”, which can be translated as “freedom from fear”. In modern society, fear (or anxiety) is not just something that is physical. It can relate to economic anxiety, ill health, lack of education and opportunity, the environment (small and large), and security in old age. It can be rooted in discrimination and oppression. The social contract requires an equitable framework for all people – government “of the people, by the people, for the people”.

This Social contract between the government is missing the safety net so that the American people can live within the framework of security that the government is supposed to hold sacred for the people to be able to go to work and pursue happiness. It has broken down, since the loss of labor unions, no more pensions, or health benefits and good enough paying jobs to own a home or keep in business.

In America a real safety net has been eroding for the last 50 years, since President Ronald Reagan.  It was about Individualism-pull yourself up by your own bootstraps, it is the individual’s fault, if they don’t have a job or pension. Many disenfranchised workers, that lost their good union jobs in steel, manufacturing, car industry were left out to dry, without re-training or finding better jobs.  They watch their jobs go over seas for lower waged jobs to replace them.  There have been years of a slow decline of mostly white males losing jobs, status and they may feel resentment and angry and want someone to blame.

They may blame the government or someone that has been more disenfranchised for longer than them, black and brown people they can again beat up and feel superior too. 

Then on Jan. 6th, 2021 there were white supremacists invading the US capital in the name of the President of the US. Who is someone admired for his power, and willing to do everything he can to keep his power.

The last 20 years the republican party policies have been more toward more authoritarian rule.   Part of why that works is that someone will take care you. Anxiety is a product of insecurity. We all need and seek security so that, ultimately, we can belong and succeed. Look at Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs.

What can we do as Americans to restore our Democratic ways:

  1. One way is to listen to know the disenfranchised person’s story. Listen and ask questions to understand their story, not to change their mind, but to understand. Present another side with facts.

Use these 3 Principals:

3 Principals that Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu used in So. Africa in apartheid to have a peaceful transition of power.

  1. Always use Nonviolence means
  2. Always stick together. Other countries step in to boycott and pressure the country
  3. Always Speak from Love

3.Be involved and speak up and use your voice

4.Find ways to restore belonging and Unity, with your neighbors and family members who disagree.

5.Focus on solutions for increased consciously awareness turning away from it only about me, to us mentality.  Understanding that we at a cross point.

6.Commit to a shared reality of what we want as a country. Democracy of the many decide the rules and laws, or autocratic ruler wants few to have power.  You must pick a side.

All anti-social personalities or Psychopaths need someone to say no to them. Like any bully they need someone to stand up to them.

If you see any of these behaviors, beware and see it as a red flag.

There are Psychopathic tendencies, one sturdy found, in 20% of our Corporate leaders.

A Psychopath has a need to protect their beliefs, that they are right at all costs, they want power to the few, politician and corporation instead of the people in the republic with building more labor unions and policies that support basic human rights, like health care, voting rights, nondiscrimination of all types of people, including immigrates, who are the backbone of our country and have always been?

Psychopathic tendencies they can feel Threatened- first response is to blame. This is a defense against feeling they have a part in this issue. 

There are women leaders in the world that have done a good job with Covid 19 like New Zealand, Finnish countries, where they have more Social conscious awareness.

Simon Chadwick book is: For the People: A Citizen’s Manifesto to Shaping Our Nation’s Future   www.simonchadwick.us

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Podcast 31: Nelson Mandela Used These 3 Principals

No Bloody Insurrections in Apartheid Because of Principals Used With My Guest’s father and Desmond Tutu in So. Africa

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In this episode Joanne Williams, LCSW discusses with Simon Chadwick a South African born, British educated, American citizen. Grew up as the son of a prominent anti-apartheid activist, lived in two totalitarian societies so African and Kenya and sees it happening in the USA. He has a Career as CEO in Italy, UK and USA. Owner of a firm of management consultants. Intensely interested in and concerned about politics and society in modern-day America.

His book ‘For the People:  A Citizen’s Manifesto to Shaping Our Nation’s Future’  A guide to start a conversation to heal American divisions.

So today we focus: Solutions for building a safer more secure society to reduce our common anx.  While creating a shared reality that we all want to live by.

Summary of today Podcast: 

  1. The basic contract that exists in a democracy that we hold dear that we may have forgotten we do have to work from
  2. How fragile this contract can be when authoritarianism takes hold
  3. How authoritarian rulers all have a psychopathology that drives their need to be right and a mindset that is a challenge to their very core self that needs to be protected at all costs.
  4. How fear can be used to divide us, but security unites us.

Question for today is? How to open up conversations between democrats and Republicans and Americans to have a common reality. American Tribes and same values

Simon Chadwick shared his life story of a Living in So. Africa, where his father was clergy, jailed and exiled for working with Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu for apartheid justice.

Simon wrote his book as a guide to not allow what happened in South Africa happen in America, as he saw the red flags of authoritarian rise since 2015.

In  a democratic society, there is a social contract between government and electors: government provides a framework of security in return for payment of taxes and observance of reasonable laws so that all can be long and thrive. “Security” derives from the Latin word “securitas”, which can be translated as “freedom from fear”. In modern society, fear (or anxiety) is not just something that is physical. It can relate to economic anxiety, ill health, lack of education and opportunity, the environment (small and large), and security in old age. It can be rooted in discrimination and oppression. The social contract requires an equitable framework for all people – government “of the people, by the people, for the people”.

This Social contract between the government is missing the safety net so that the American people can live within the framework of security that the government is supposed to hold sacred for the people to be able to go to work and pursue happiness. It has broken down, since the loss of labor unions, no more pensions, or health benefits and good enough paying jobs to own a home or keep in business.

In America a real safety net has been eroding for the last 50 years, since President Ronald Reagan.  It was about Individualism-pull yourself up by your own bootstraps, it is the individual’s fault, if they don’t have a job or pension. Many disenfranchised workers, that lost their good union jobs in steel, manufacturing, car industry were left out to dry, without re-training or finding better jobs.  They watch their jobs go over seas for lower waged jobs to replace them.  There have been years of a slow decline of mostly white males losing jobs, status and they may feel resentment and angry and want someone to blame.

They may blame the government or someone that has been more disenfranchised for longer than them, black and brown people they can again beat up and feel superior too. 

Then on Jan. 6th, 2021 there were white supremacists invading the US capital in the name of the President of the US. Who is someone admired for his power, and willing to do everything he can to keep his power.

The last 20 years the republican party policies have been more toward more authoritarian rule.   Part of why that works is that someone will take care you. Anxiety is a product of insecurity. We all need and seek security so that, ultimately, we can belong and succeed. Look at Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs.

What can we do as Americans to restore our Democratic ways:

  1. One way is to listen to know the disenfranchised person’s story. Listen and ask questions to understand their story, not to change their mind, but to understand. Present another side with facts.

Use these 3 Principals:

3 Principals that Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu used in So. Africa in apartheid to have a peaceful transition of power.

  1. Always use Nonviolence means
  2. Always stick together. Other countries step in to boycott and pressure the country
  3. Always Speak from Love
  4. Be involved and speak up and use your voice
  5. Find ways to restore belonging and Unity, with your neighbors and family members who disagree.
  6. Focus on solutions for increased consciously awareness turning away from it only about me, to us mentality.  Understanding that we at a cross point.
  7. Commit to a shared reality of what we want as a country. Democracy of the many decide the rules and laws, or autocratic ruler wants few to have power.  You must pick a side.

All anti-social personalities or Psychopaths need someone to say no to them. Like any bully they need someone to stand up to them.

If you see any of these behaviors, beware and see it as a red flag.

There are Psychopathic tendencies, one sturdy found, in 20% of our Corporate leaders.

A Psychopath has a need to protect their beliefs, that they are right at all costs, they want power to the few, politician and corporation instead of the people in the republic with building more labor unions and policies that support basic human rights, like health care, voting rights, nondiscrimination of all types of people, including immigrates, who are the backbone of our country and have always been?

Psychopathic tendencies they can feel Threatened- first response is to blame. This is a defense against feeling they have a part in this issue. 

There are women leaders in the world that have done a good job with Covid 19 like New Zealand, Finnish countries, where they have more Social conscious awareness.

Simon Chadwick book is: For the People: A Citizen’s Manifesto to Shaping Our Nation’s Future At: simonchadwick.us

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Our favorite part of recording is answering your questions, from Facebook at AnxietySimplified5.  Leave comments in the comment section, we will answer on a Podcast on that subject.  So, listen for your question.  Or share it with someone who may be helped with that answer. 

Our next podcast: is Part II Nelson Mandela used these 3 Principals That Every Americans Can Use Now  

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