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Choice Conversations is a personal development podcast, dedicated to helping you improve your life, one *choice* at a time! I cover the following topics: * Holistic health, including physical, emotional, and spiritual health. * Improving relationships, be they between parents and children, romantic partners, or friends and family. * Being successful with money and in business. * Having a purposeful, fulfilling life. * Finding peace and happiness. If you like the podcast and want to contribute, please become a patron. Anything you can give would be appreciated: https://www.patreon.com/ChoiceConversations If you’re temporarily short on cash, there are other ways to help out. One way is to go on itunes and subscribe, rate and review. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764?mt=2&ls=1 Sharing on social media is another. This will help the show to grow, which helps me do what I want to do -> help as many people as possible. Thank you for your time and good will. Make the choice to be great!
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Dec 24, 2014
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Book Review - Artificial Intelligence Series Part 2

 

 

Darrell Becker is back for the second installment of the Artificial Intelligence series.  This time we review the science fiction classic The Moon is a Harsh Mistress from Robert A. Heinlein.  We cover in detail the role of artificial intelligence in this novel, plus many other interesting topics related to the tale.  Is this book truly a libertarian manifesto?  How well does it hold up as revolutionary guidebook?  Are there superior family systems than monogamy?  All that, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for part 1 of the Artificial Intelligence Series:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/her-movie-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-1

 

 

 

Find more from Darrell here: 

 

http://voluntaryvisions.com/

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-trivium-and-non-violent-communication-with-darrell-becker

 

http://rebootyourkids.com/005/

 

                                                                                                         

 

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Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0H3RlaQVrM

 

 

Dec 18, 2014
Two Beers with the Undertaker part 2

Here is part 2 of my discussion with a funeral director.  We continue the deep dive into the industry of death, plus branch out into a few related (and not so related) topics, including grief counseling, finding your purpose, and growing your business.

 

Here is a link to part 1:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/two-beers-with-the-undertaker-part-1

 

Here is the standup comedy discussed during the show.  You may wish to skip to about 9 minutes to get to the good stuff:  http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/hound-tall-3-death-with-catlin-doughty-kumail-nanjiani-and-chelsea-peretti/

 

 

 

               

 

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Dec 13, 2014
Two Beers with the Undertaker part 1

Steve is back to talk about his day job as a funeral director.  We get an inside peak into what it’s like working in this most fascinating of professions.  In addition, we start the conversation off discussing a side topic: the relationship between humility, arrogance, and authenticity.

 

Due to the length of the conversation, I’m releasing it in two separate podcasts.  Part 2 will be published soon.

 

Here is the standup comedy discussed during the show.  You may wish to skip to about 9 minutes to get to the good stuff:  http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/hound-tall-3-death-with-catlin-doughty-kumail-nanjiani-and-chelsea-peretti/

 

 

 

Here is the Nfl catch discussed in the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFNfhtlSnLc

 

               

 

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Check out my parenting podcast with Kevin Geary, Reboot Your Kids:  http://rebootyourkids.com/listen/

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 13, 2014
Her Movie Review - Artificial Intelligence Series Part 1

Welcome to part one of the Artificial Intelligence series.  In this episode, Darrell Becker and I review the Spike Jonze movie Her.  We break down the movie and go over the major themes: love, intimacy, technology.  The conversation then led into AI’s in general, the potential for good, the potential for bad, and how they are already changing our world.  We laughed, we cried, we had a really good time.  Check it out!

 

Find more from Darrell here: 

 

http://voluntaryvisions.com/

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-trivium-and-non-violent-communication-with-darrell-becker

 

http://rebootyourkids.com/005/

 

                                                                                                               

 

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Nov 6, 2014
How to Live a Great Life with Miro and Kevin Geary

Kevin Geary joins me for a discussion with Miro from the Raising Miro on the Road of Life blog.  Miro tells us about his life style as an unschooler/world schooler.  What are the pros and cons of his nomadic lifestyle?  How did Miro and his mother Lainie obtain financial freedom?  Where does Miro stand on freedom, liberty, and culture?  All this and more in today’s show!

 

Find more from Miro here: 

 

http://www.raisingmiro.com/

 

http://projectworldschool.com/

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-world-is-our-classroom-with-miro-and-lainie

 

                                                                                                               

 

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Check out my parenting podcast with Kevin Geary, Reboot Your Kids:  http://rebootyourkids.com/listen/

 

 

 

You can find me on itunes as well: 

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764?mt=2

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reboot-your-kids-podcast-intersection/id903517694?mt=2

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 2, 2014
Democrats and Republicans are Half Right with Drew Sample

Drew Sample from The Sample Hour joins me for a wide ranging discussion.  Here is just a “sample” of what we cover:  Democrats and Republicans are half right.  Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, and the NFL.  Is voting important?  Why democrats are a bigger threat to civil liberties than republicans.  Why republicans grow the size of government.  The importance of living a principled life.  What we’ve learned from podcasting.  The evils of prohibition.  Prison is big business.  Maurice Clarett, Terrelle Pryor, the SEC and college football scandals.  Hitting rock bottom.  People’s relationship to money.  All this, and more!

 

I should warn you that the language on this is a little stronger than what you've normally come to expect from Choice Conversations.  Please keep this in mind.

 

Find more from Drew here:  http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=124638&cmd=tc

 

 

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

 

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review, and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764?mt=2

 

 

 

Bumper music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xA84aIAWEk

Sep 23, 2014
Sugar Taxation with Christopher James Clark

I was recently on The Rebooted Body podcast with Kevin Geary, talking to blogger and author Christopher James Clark.  Christopher wrote an article for The Huffington Post about a potential new tax on sugar in the United States.  The three of us discuss this article at length and delve deep into the pros and cons of attempting to use government violence to force social change.

 

Here is Christopher’s article on sugar taxation:  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/christopher-james-clark/sugar-taxation_b_5624785.html

 

Find more from Christopher James Clark here:  http://christopherjamesclark.com/

 

Listen to more Rebooted Body episodes here:  http://rebootedbody.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

 

 

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Bumper music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU8yuWddw0E

Sep 17, 2014
Mindfulness, Yoga, and Self-care with Hunter Clarke-Fields

Hunter Clarke-Fields joins me to discuss mindfulness, yoga, and self-care.  What is the difference between meditation, mindfulness, and yoga?  What are the benefits?  Any useful tips for making life an amazing experience?  We cover all of this and more during this engaging conversation.

 

 

 

Find more from Hunter here:  http://www.hunteryoga.com  

 

 

 

Check out my new podcast with Kevin Geary, Reboot Your Kids!   Is one Chris Stefanick podcast not enough for you?  I have just the thing!  In the Reboot Your Kids podcast, we explore parenting, health, authentic living, and where they intersect:  http://rebootyourkids.com/listen/

 

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

 

 

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Bumper music:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI

Sep 1, 2014
The Virtue of Selfishness with Wes Bertrand

So sacrifice is a virtue and selfishness is a vice, right?  Not so fast!  Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss the philosophy of self-interest.  Of course much of the time is spent talking about Ayn Rand’s great book on the topic, The Virtue of Selfishness. 

 

What is wrong with sacrifice?  Isn't selfishness evil?  Wes and I go deep on this one, exploring the effects of the dominant belief in today’s culture, the philosophy of sacrifice, and how that contrasts with Ayn Rand's philosophy.

 

Find more from Wes here:

 

http://completeliberty.com

 

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/no-strings-attached-movie-review-with-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-virgin-diet-and-n-1-experiments-with-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/is-society-progressing

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/complete-liberty-with-wes-bertrand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

 

 

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Bumper music:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU8yuWddw0E

Aug 26, 2014
The College Football Show with Andy Evans

I was recently a guest on The College Football Show with Andrew T. Evans, talking about Ohio State’s upcoming season.  We cover Braxton Miller’s injury, J.T. Barrett, the new defensive coordinator, our predictions for the year, and much more!

 

 

 

I realize this is a bit different from what you’re used to seeing here on Choice Conversations.  I must admit that if you’re not a fan of Big Ten football then this is probably not the show for you. 

 

 

 

Find more from Andy here: 

 

https://twitter.com/osuae

 

http://www.andrewtevans.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/andy.evans.56679?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

 

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review, and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764?mt=2

Aug 6, 2014
Having Relationships with People Stuck in the Matrix

In today’s show I have a round table discussion with Antony Sammeroff and Rock Barcellos on having relationships with people who are still plugged in to the matrix.  What is it like after having taken the red pill?

 

What do we mean when we say we’ve taken the red pill?  We’re talking about going against cultural norms, going through a philosophical awakening.  This covers a variety of topics which I’ve discussed in previous episodes:                                  

 

·         Voluntarism

·         Atheism

·         Philosophy in relationships (defoo, etc)

·         Authenticity in relationships (openly expressing emotions, etc)

·         IFS therapy

What are some effective strategies for dealing with these blue pill-ers?  How do we deal with the fact that we typically look crazy to those still plugged in, even though they are the ones who can't see past the illusion?

 

Next, we delve into the differences between needs based judgment and morality based judgment.  From there, we discuss if morality even exists, or is it just something people made up?  What about our thoughts on Stefan Molyneux and "the against me" argument?

 

 

 

Find more from Antony here: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/TheProgressiveParent

 

https://www.youtube.com/EnrichYourLife1

 

http://enrichyourlife.co/

 

enrichyourlife@outlook.com

 

 

 

Find more from Rock here: 

 

http://rocksilesbarcellos.daportfolio.com/gallery/847313 , https://www.facebook.com/rocksilesbarcellos?hc_location=timeline , http://rockbarcellos.tumblr.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

 

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review, and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764?mt=2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_jrvqMOxsY

 

Jul 31, 2014
Reboot Your Kids - Authentic Parenting with Kevin Geary

Kevin Geary started a new podcast called Reboot Your Kids, “the intersection of real food, peaceful parenting, alternative schooling, and a healthy lifestyle.”  He asked me if I’d co-host, and I graciously accepted.  Please give it a listen.  I think you’ll like it.

 

 

 

Find more from Kevin here: 

 

http://rebootyourkids.com/

 

http://rebootedbody.com/

 

  

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764?mt=2

Jul 11, 2014
The Progressive Parent with Antony Sammeroff

Antony Sammeroff is back, and this time we focus on parenting.  We discuss the importance of being authentic and cultivating good will.  I relate some of my personal experiences parenting, and Antony shares several of his experiences with children as well.  There were definitely some touching moments in the conversation.  If you think you’ll enjoy this discussion half as much as I did then you won’t want to miss it!

 

Find more from Antony here: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/TheProgressiveParent

 

https://www.youtube.com/EnrichYourLife1

 

http://enrichyourlife.co/

 

enrichyourlife@outlook.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764?mt=2

 

 

 

Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJJ27NxYamY

Jun 28, 2014
The Perfect Health Diet with Paul Jaminet

Paul Jaminet joins me to discuss his book and blog, The Perfect Health Diet. Paul delivers some great news: the perfect diet for health is also the most delicious diet!  Learn how to lengthen your lifespan while pleasing your palate.  No compromises here!

 

We cover a great deal of ground, going beyond just diet.  What are the benefits of intermittent fasting and how best to do it?  Likewise, what are the benefits of improving your circadian rhythms and how best to do it?  What are the best supplemental foods?  How do short and medium chain fatty acids help with longevity?  Is your strategy for getting probiotics into your diet effective?  Find all of this within, plus the answers to several listener questions!

 

Find more from Paul here:  http://perfecthealthdiet.com/

 

 

 

Read his book:  http://perfecthealthdiet.com/buy-our-book/

 

Attend a seminar:  http://perfecthealthdiet.com/perfect-health-seminar/

 

Cures for constipation:  http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2011/04/causes-and-cures-for-constipation/

 

Free software for improving your circadian rhythms:  http://download.cnet.com/f-lux/3000-2094_4-75447318.html  

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

 

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764 

 

 

 

 

 

Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_jrvqMOxsY

Jun 19, 2014
Financial Freedom with Jake Desyllas

Jake Desyllas from The Voluntary Life podcast joins me to talk about financial freedom.   What is financial freedom?  What are the different paths to get there?  How does investing fit in?  What about real estate?

 

 

 

We cover a great deal of ground in the conversation, dipping into related topics and not so related topics.  What are the economics of voluntarism?  Why does communism fail?  How does the family relate to government?  How does the family relate to a job you might take?  All of that, and much, much more!

 

 

 

Find more from Jake here:  http://www.thevoluntarylife.com/

 

 

 

His new book:  http://www.thevoluntarylife.com/p/books.html

 

Four Ways to Quit the Rat Race:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz-dxV8VfPE

 

 

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

 

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764 

 

 

 

 

 

Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_jrvqMOxsY

Jun 16, 2014
ECB Stimulus with Erik Townsend

Erik Townsend is back to discuss the recent stimulus package from the European Central Bank.  What was done?  What was the thinking behind this move?  What are the unseen risks?  Are government guaranteed loans far behind?  Is the economy faltering?  Where do investors find yield in this negative interest rate environment?  What is the status of the US bond market crisis?  We cover all of this and more!

 

 

Find more from Erik here:

 

http://www.eriktownsend.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Previous appearances on the show:

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-1

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-2

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/slow-motion-armageddon-with-erik-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/episode-10-green-shoots-erik-townsend-interview

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/getting-technical-with-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-argument-against-hyperinflation-with-erik-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/beyond-peak-oil-part-1-of-2

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/beyond-peak-oil-part-2-of-2

 

 

 

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May 22, 2014
Kim Kardashian, Glenn Greenwald, and Dan Carlin

What do Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Glenn Greenwald, and Edward Snowden have in common?  All were part of the discussion I had with Dan Carlin about the state of the media, be it mainstream or alternative.  We talk about the importance of the media in a representative democracy, and how far things have gone awry. 

 

From there we segue nicely into a discussion of Dan’s political views and how they compare to mine.

 

Find more from Dan here:  http://www.dancarlin.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous appearance on the show by Dan:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/wrath-of-the-kahns-with-dan-carlin

 

 

 

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May 8, 2014
Chasing Greatness with Kevin Geary

Kevin Geary from the Rebooted Body podcast joins me for a discussion.  In the first half of our conversation we talk about his approach to helping people down a healthier path as an integrative health coach.  In the second half, we dive into the Chasing Greatness series he has on his podcast, detailing the steps required to free yourself from the chains of society and to become truly great. 

 

 

 

Topics covered include the importance of blood tests, supplements, authenticity, choosing who you allow in your circle, parenting, spanking, dealing with family members who are harming you, and more!

 

Find more from Kevin here: 

 

http://rebootedbody.com/  

 

 

 

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Apr 30, 2014
Authentic Relationships with Antony Sammeroff

Antony Sammeroff joins me for a discussion about authentic relationships.  What are the benefits of authentic relationships and, what are the qualities needed to have them?  I found this conversation to not only be both fun and intellectually stimulating, but also inspiring.  Not only is Antony knowledgeable and well-spoken, but he has a presence about him where you can’t help but want to better yourself after listening to him.  I hope you have a similar experience to mine with this interview.

 

Find more from Antony here: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/EnrichYourLife1

 

https://www.youtube.com/TheProgressiveParent

 

http://enrichyourlife.co/

 

enrichyourlife@outlook.com

 

 

 

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Apr 21, 2014
Eat by Choice, Not by Habit with Sylvia Haskvitz

Sylvia Haskvitz, author of Eat by Choice, Not by Habit, joins me for a discussion.  Being both a registered dietitian and a certified NVC trainer, Sylvia offers a rare opportunity to talk about improving nutrition and communication at the same time.  We discuss the importance of the language we use when talking to ourselves about food, and how self-awareness is key.  Why are we eating?  Are we hungry, are we filling a nutritional need, or is this a copying mechanism for something deeper?  Sylvia has a great saying: “Face your stuff or stuff your face!”

 

The conversation provides strategies for getting started down a healthier path, working with children, and even how to find nutritious alternatives for dessert! 

 

Find more from Sylvia here:  http://www.eatbychoice.net/

 

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Apr 9, 2014
Beating Obamacare

Ralph Weber, President of Medibid Inc and author of MediCrats: Medical Bureaucrats that Rule your Health Care, joins me for a discussion.  We talk about why the cost of healthcare keeps rising, and how his company, Medibid, can reduce those costs by stepping outside the system and enabling the free market. 

 

We discuss the ridiculousness of Obamacare, pre-existing conditions, insurance fraud, and more!

 

Find more from Ralph here:  http://www.medibid.com/

 

Also mentioned during the show, Anesthesia Fraud:  http://newportbeach.patch.com/groups/editors-picks/p/uci-medical-center-fined-1-2-million-in-whistleblower-case  

 

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Mar 19, 2014
No Strings Attached Movie Review with Wes Bertrand

Wes Bertrand from the Complete Liberty podcast joins me for a movie review as we tackle No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.  This is not your typical Siskel and Ebert or Rotten Apples style movie review.  Instead, we take a more philosophical look at the movie, delving into the cultural memes, the psychological wounds displayed by the characters, the lack of self-awareness, and even a quick look at homophobia. 

 

 

 

Find more from Wes here:

 

http://completeliberty.com

 

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-virgin-diet-and-n-1-experiments-with-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/is-society-progressing

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/complete-liberty-with-wes-bertrand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also mentioned during the show:

 

The War on Masturbation: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/22/1279622/-Mormons-Declare-War-on-Masturbation#

 

Needs and feelings inventory:  http://www.cnvc.org/Training/feelings-inventory

 

http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory

 

Statistics on the sad state of marriage:  http://www.infidelityfacts.com/infidelity-statistics.html

 

How to pick a life partner (and how not to):  http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/02/pick-life-partner.html

 

http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/02/pick-life-partner-part-2.html

 

The Four Horsemen of Marital Apocalypse:  http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Four-Horsemen-of-Marital-Apocalypse&id=613411

 

Nathaniel Branden = great stuff:  http://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Romantic-Love-Anti-Romantic-Age/dp/1585426253/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395261988&sr=1-1&keywords=the+psychology+of+romantic+love

 

Intimacy, a free ebook from Osho:  http://baytalinsaan.com/ebooks/INTIMACY.pdf

 

 

 

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Mar 3, 2014
Better Marriages with Greg and Priscilla Hunt

Greg and Priscilla Hunt from BetterMarriages.org  join me to discuss marriage enrichment.  Marriage enrichment is not like marriage counseling.  Marriage counseling is triage for when a couple is in serious trouble.  Marriage enrichment, on the other hand, is support for couples who are looking to improve their relationship and strengthen their connection, whether they’ve been married for 40 days or 40 years.  It includes skills for healthy communication, creatively handling conflicts, increasing intimacy, and more.  It includes a community of like-minded couples who learn from each other, modeling more effective behavior, who provide encouragement and support. 

 

Find more from Greg and Priscilla here:  http://www.bettermarriages.org

 

 

 

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Related podcasts: 

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/couples-communication-with-dr-warren-farrell  

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/communication-with-pete-gerlach

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-trivium-and-non-violent-communication-with-darrell-becker

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 23, 2014
The Montessori Method with Anna Perry

 

 

Anna Perry, Executive Director of Seton Montessori Institute and Seton Montessori School, joins me to talk about the Montessori Method of education.  We discuss the pros and cons of Montessori and relate some of our personal experiences with Montessori schools.

 

 

 

Find more from Seton Montessori here:  http://setonmontessori.org/

 

 

Montessori Madness with Trevor Eissler:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgN0lEh5IA

http://www.montessorimadness.com/

 

 

 

American Montessori Society:  http://amshq.org/

 

 

 

Links to several research papers on Montessori, including the one from Angeline Lillard mentioned during the show:  http://amshq.org/Publications-and-Research/Research-Library/Journal-Articles.aspx

 

 

 

In my first ever appearance on Two Beers with Steve I talked about Montessori schools:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/listener-interviews-part-1

 

 

 

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Feb 6, 2014
Living Free in an Unfree World with Kevin Koskella

Kevin Koskella from the Freedom Lovin podcast joins me to discuss how he found freedom in an unfree world.  We cover his six strategies for increasing personal freedom:

 

 

 

1. Emotional freedom. This is the first step before anything else.  He recommends Nathaniel Branden's work, Non-violent communication, and Acceptance therapy. Without breaking free in this realm, you won't be free anywhere else in life.  Focus on this personal stuff first and go out from there.

 

2. Travel. Traveling can open up new worlds. The world is not a scary place as it turns out. 

 

3. Figure out what you need to be happy. Keep those things, get rid of the stuff that doesn't make you happy. You will be freer when you purge like this.

 

4. Become financially free. Don't let this be daunting. What are your priorities? People travel the world making $1000/month. That's freedom. 

 

5. Build a business but really think about what will bring you the most freedom. Online businesses offer the advantage of being able to live anywhere. Many businesses will give you less freedom. Watch out.

 

6. Set up an anonymous New Mexico LLC and start using Bitcoin. Try to deal with banks and government agencies as little as possible, but don't break laws- there are too many other ways to be free to risk going to jail (Harry Browne talks a lot about this). 

 

 

 

Find more from Kevin here:

 

http://www.freedomlovin.com/

 

https://twitter.com/freedomlovinguy

 

 

 

Harry Browne’s great book:  http://www.amazon.com/How-Found-Freedom-Unfree-World-ebook/dp/B007KTDHJK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391715651&sr=1-1&keywords=how+i+found+freedom+in+an+unfree+world

 

 

 

Harry Browne’s audio course:  http://www.harrybrowne.org/AudioCourse.htm

 

 

 

Pete Gerlach’s work on Inner Family Systems therapy: 

 

http://sfhelp.org/gwc/guide1.htm

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/gercacn?feature=watch

 

 

 

The works of Nathaniel Branden, including sentence completion exercises:

 

http://nathanielbranden.com/

 

http://nathanielbranden.com/sentence-completion-i

 

http://nathanielbranden.com/sentence-completion-ii

 

 

 

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind:  http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Millionaire-Mind-Mastering-Wealth/dp/0060763280/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391700936&sr=1-1&keywords=secrets+of+the+millionaire+mind               

 

 

 

Rich Dad, Poor Dad:  http://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612680011/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391701712&sr=1-1&keywords=rich+dad+poor+dad

 

 

 

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Choice Conversations has an opening for an editor.  Unfortunately my editor had to retire, and I simply do not have the time to do it myself.  Podcasts may be few and far between if I don’t get some help!  It is super easy, I can talk you through how to do it, it just consumes more time than I have available.  If you enjoy the podcast and otherwise receive value from it, editing a few shows for me would be a great way to reciprocate and give value in return.  Message me on facebook for details:   https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

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