Are you going 'Sane' in a Crazy World? Are you having difficulty relaying to your spouse the predicament that we face as a nation, or as a planet?
In this episode we examine the pysche of what it is like to unplug from the Matrix and see reality for what it is, not what we want it to be. Kathy McMahon, a certified psychotherapist who specializes in clients who suffer from anxiety, fear and depression brought on by the realization of how real our reality is. Kathy is a therapist who 'gets it', she has done the research, is brilliant enough to know that you cannot a finite resource ad infinitum, and realizes that we may be near or past Peak Oil.
This episode was at the same time a departure from our normal topics yet very necessary and relevant to what we discuss. Many of the insights Kathy said had me saying 'that happened me too'. I think this a must-listen for everyone aware of Peak Oil.
Another episode with well known blogger Charles Hugh Smith of www.oftwominds.com. This time around it is less of an interview and more of a disucssion about reasons to be optimistic and a few solutions that you can implement in your life that will make a large difference. This discussion eventually evolves into a conversation about the way that I (Steve) eat at my house and the diet my wife and I follow.
To be truthfully honest about this episode, I really couldn't hold my tongue and be the one asking questions when the topic crossed over into diet because it is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I may not be a physician or nutritionist but I have plenty of anectdotal evidence, plenty of self-education, and plenty of logic to back up my case that the American Diet is the culprit for the worlds most expensive healthcare system (although I don't call it a healthcare system because they never actually discuss health when politicians argue over which system is best).
I apologize for the speed in which I talk when I get excited... holy crap. I was speaking at a pace that I have never heard before. Wow, I really wanted to cram a whole lot of information in a matter of seconds. During the editing process I realized just how blinding my speech cadence was. I can't imagine a trained host performing any such stunt, it is truly us amateurs doing the quick-talking.
Most notable links to check out:
Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
CDC's Obesity Epidemic Map Awesome Link!
Simply Raw Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days!
A great conversation with the author/blogger Charles Hugh Smith who writes for the OfTwoMinds blog. We cover topics such as the financialization of our economy, the wealth and income gap, social and political subjects, and the various definitions of capitalism.
Although CHS and I weave in many topics into this episode we ran out of time to hear CHS's opinions on why we should be optimistic and hopeful of the future. That is why next week I will be inviting CHS back for another hour long discussion on Survival Preparation, Health, Diet, Organic Gardening, etc.. Should be another great chit-chat. Stay tuned.
Survival+: Structuring Prosperity For Yourself and the Nation The 5-Star rated book by CHS, available on Amazon
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Ferfal IS... the INconvenient Truth. Within the realm of possibility is the scenario where chaos erupts and social unrest leads to a violent chain of events. Also within the realm of possibility is the scenario where very little happens and crime just ticks up just a bit. Nobody knows the future and everyone's view of what will happen are mere probabilities at the moment (although some probabilities have much higher chances of being realized).
In this podcast I lay the groundwork for why I think we will suffer a collapse of some sort, either a big or small one. Then we delve into what happens, how to prepare, what being 'one minute too late' means, and other topics. It was a great discussion and I welcome everyones input as to what they think will happen and why.
Ferfal's book Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse which has a rating of 4.5 Stars on Amazon.com
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Rioting, protesting in the streets, chaos, political and social unrest.
This describes the collapse of the Argentinian economy and the hyperinflation of its currency. In 2002 the people of Argentina experienced such a scenario and I talk with Fernando Aguire who blogs from Buenos Aires about what is was like to experience it firsthand and what he thinks are similiarities and differences in our situation in the US.
Ferfal's book Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse which has 4.5 Stars on Amazon.com
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