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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, 2015
Travel and Unschooling with Miro Siegel  - Reboot Your Kids Recast 011

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year. For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I have a discussion with Miro Siegel 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/

Find more from Kevin here:
http://rebootyourkids.com/
http://rebootedbody.com/


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Dec 16, 2015
The Sitting Solution with Chad Walding

Chad Walding from SittingSolution.com joins me for a great discussion. We talk about why sitting is the new smoking, linked with poor health, disease, and premature aging.  Chad explains how by simply correcting your posture you can improve your appearance, health, mood, confidence, self esteem, and influence. I tell Chad about my experience implementing his program, the Sitting Solution, and how it was life changing for me. We get into many details, like how to eliminate back pain, why switching to a standing desk or a walking desk doesn't solve the problem, the proper posture for sleeping, and much more!

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Find more from Chad here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLliFtpFjHj-GebkKEFwQxg
https://www.facebook.com/SittingSolution/?fref=ts

 

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Dec 2, 2015
Raising Psychologically Healthy Children with Pete Gerlach - Reboot Your Kids Recast 010

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year. For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I have a discussion with Pete Gerlach about how to raise psychologically healthy children. This episode was never previously released, so this is the first time the world will get to hear this enlightening interview. In addition, since the time of its recording in 2014, Pete Gerlach has passed away, making this a posthumous release.

Find more from Pete here:
http://sfhelp.org/
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/in-honor-of-pete-gerlach-with-antony-sammeroff

Find more from Kevin here:
http://rebootyourkids.com/
http://rebootedbody.com/


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Nov 23, 2015
The Benefits of Meditation with Mary Maddux

Mary Maddux from the Meditation Oasis podcast joins me for a discussion. What are the benefits of meditation? What different types of meditation are there? Is there a right and wrong way to meditate? How did Mary, and her husband Richard, grow the brand Meditation Oasis to what it is today? All of this and more in today's fun discussion!

Find more from Mary here:

http://www.meditationoasis.com/


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Nov 15, 2015
In Honor of Pete Gerlach with Antony Sammeroff

Anotony Sammeroff joins me as we pay tribute to Pete Gerlach. Pete Gerlach was taken from us on on October 22 2015, after a long bout with a degenerative disease (inclusion body myocitis). Pete was a therapist, author, and founder of the Break the Cycle Website. Pete was passionate about helping others and bringing healing to the world. He was especially concerned about the little ones, that they be provided a nurting, holistically healthy environment to grow up in.

Pete was a guest on both my show, Choice Conversations, and Antony's youtube channel, Enrich Your Life. Antony and I share some of our personal experiences with Pete and do our best to honor his memory. We close out the podcast by inserting Antony's last interview with Pete -> "How to choose the Right Partner for the Right Reasons at the Right Time!"

Gone but not forgotten, the gifts you gave the world continue to bring healing. Rest In Peace Pete.


Find more from Pete here:

http://sfhelp.org/
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/five-personal-marital-and-family-hazards-with-pete-gerlach
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/communication-with-pete-gerlach
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/breaking-the-cycle-with-peter-gerlach


Contact Antony here:

enrichyourlife@outlook.com


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Nov 7, 2015
The Fall of Stefan Molyneux.  Can There Be a Recovery?  Part 2

Wes Bertrand is back for more analysis of Stefan Molyneux and Freedomain Radio. Wes and I detail several contractions and double standards that abound on Freedomain Radio these days. In addition, did Stef change his message for increased money or downloads? Does Stef automatically reject competing ideologies like Non-Violent Communication? What would be required from Stef for restitution? Are IQ studies important?  Why did we change the title of the series? And of course more on that Donald Trump fellow!

Part 1 in the series:
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-fall-of-stefan-molyneux-there-will-be-no-recovery-part-1

 

Find more from Wes here: http://completeliberty.com/

 

FDR 3103 The Truth About Illegal Immigrants: Was Donald Trump Right?
https://soundcloud.com/stefan-molyneux/fdr-3103-the-truth-about-illegal-immigrants-was-donald-trump-right

Why Trump’s Wrong on Immigration By Benjamin W. Powell:
http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8519

Powell's interview on Free Talk Live:
https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/episode-october-25th-2015

Another article about Trump and immigration: http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/15A044.htm

 

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Nov 2, 2015
12 Absurd Arguments Peaceful Parents Are Sick of Hearing Part 2 - Reboot Your Kids Recast 009

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year. For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I have a discussion about Kevin's popular and controversial article, 12 Absurd Arguments Peaceful Parents Are Sick of Hearing. Our discussion was quite long, so we broke it up into two parts. Enjoy!

12 Absurd Arguments Peaceful Parents Are Sick of Hearing Part 1:
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/12-absurd-arguments-peaceful-parents-are-sick-of-hearing-part-1-reboot-your-kids-recast-008

The article discussed in the show:
http://rebootyourkids.com/sick-of-hearing/

Find more from Kevin here:
http://rebootyourkids.com/
http://rebootedbody.com/


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Oct 24, 2015
Parent Effectiveness Training with Hunter Clarke-Fields

Hunter Clarke-Fields returns to the show for a discussion about parenting. Hunter is a big proponent of Parent Effectiveness Training by Thomas Gordon. We talk about how we've both implemented P.E.T. in our lives, and the struggles and joys along the way. The conversation has some fun tangents, including Montessori schooling, restorative justice, and the Oregon Prison Project.


Find more from Hunter here:
http://www.hunteryoga.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yoga-stories-project-podcast/id716979718?mt=2
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/mindfulness-yoga-and-self-care-with-hunter-clarke-fields


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Oct 15, 2015
12 Absurd Arguments Peaceful Parents Are Sick of Hearing Part 1 - Reboot Your Kids Recast 008

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year. For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I have a discussion about Kevin's popular and controversial article, 12 Absurd Arguments Peaceful Parents Are Sick of Hearing. Our discussion was quite long, so we broke it up into two parts. Enjoy!

 

12 Absurd Arguments Peaceful Parents Are Sick of Hearing Part 2:

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/12-absurd-arguments-peaceful-parents-are-sick-of-hearing-part-2-reboot-your-kids-recast-009

The article discussed in the show:
http://rebootyourkids.com/sick-of-hearing/

Find more from Kevin here:
http://rebootyourkids.com/
http://rebootedbody.com/


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Oct 9, 2015
The Fall of Stefan Molyneux.  Can There Be a Recovery?  Part 1

Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss a couple emails he recently sent to Stefan Molyneux and Mike DeMarco from Freedomain Radio. Those emails are reprinted below:

 

From: Wes Bertrand
Subject: Ominous parallels
Date: September 4, 2015 at 8:41:45 PM EDT
To: Michael DeMarco

Hello, Michael, and by extension, Stefan. I’ve appreciated the many helpful and insightful messages FDR has sent its listeners and viewers over the years. Thank you for all the time and effort you’ve expended to inspire individuals in so many enriching and enlightened ways. Though this is not a fan email, I hope you note the vital significance of it, so that your show is able to gain more respect from those who value truth. Basically, I’m writing to express my grave concerns about the ideas that have been promoted on your podcast, particularly in this episode:
FDR3052 Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan: An Honest Conversation
http://cdn.freedomainradio.com/FDR_3052_Trump_Immigration.mp3

I realize that both of you believe in the efficacy and morality of free markets instead of tyranny, which in the past have been articulated extensively. So, your advocacy of Trump’s anti-immigration views and his overall anti-economic agenda (which Jeffrey covered with sufficient clarity here: https://tucker.liberty.me/trumpism-the-ideology/ ) runs noticeably discordant. This particular topic of policing statist “borders" really hits home with me, despite not being an “illegal” person (one must be privy to The Anatomy Of Slavespeak - http://www.mind-trek.com/reports/tl07a.htm ). In 2009 I was detained (with threat of being gunned down) by the so-called U.S. border patrol for about 6 hours with my Indonesian friend Siska, who had a student visa, just not with her at the time since we were going to photograph wild flowers, so her sister was ordered to drive for hours to deliver her paperwork to us in the desert of Ocotillo, CA on her behalf. The papers her sister brought were insufficient for our captors, however. Had it not been for a bureaucratic paperwork glitch, she would have been deported that day (through no fault of her own). It might come as a surprise to you that we weren’t crossing any statist borders. The jackboots in southern California were running a check point approximately 12 miles inside the arbitrary statist line in the sand (still present here - https://goo.gl/maps/Y4Bj0 ), which I recounted in this episode of Complete Liberty Podcast:
Episode 63 - Freedom to travel, reside, and work without government, where property rights are respected -> link

When I heard Stefan read Trump's proposed policy of actually building a physical wall from California to Texas (the ultimate police-state boondoggle, aside from the insane NSA data mining process) in order to supposedly keep out Mexicans, as well as any Americans like myself desiring free travel, I waited for some sign of objective, critical philosophical analysis from him. Tragically, there was none, and I’m still waiting to hear it. Instead, I heard various economic fallacies about “illegals” harming the economy for “citizens" amidst the domestic ills of welfare statism. I encourage you to process your fears and concerns with the principles of voluntaryism (honoring individuals and markets, strictly disavowing governmental methods) as well as more evidence; Benjamin Powell has done a lot of freedom-oriented work in this realm - http://www.independent.org/aboutus/person_detail.asp?id=1023 .

I’m puzzled about why you did not explicitly note the massive contradictions and intolerable harm involved in playing politics too, i.e., granting any legitimacy to the enforcement of statist “laws”—since no one has ANY right to such a rights-violating process. Not to explicitly and consistently denounce statist policies (i.e., aggression) is not to be philosophical. It’s a massive contradiction to say that, in the absence of a free market, we need to engage in the coercive, political means; such pragmatism only perpetuates rights-violations. The really odd thing is that I suspect you know that a paradigm shift in the philosophy of a society cannot happen with more advocacy of the political status quo (collectivistic, in-group/out-group, tax-fed, law-enforcing, welfare-statist thinking).

As you know, many of the podcasters in the liberty community viewed your initiation of the DMCA take-down process on YouTube as being pro-IP and, thus, a major departure from your previously voluntaryist moorings. I disagreed with that position too, because it violated property rights, as well as Stefan’s previously stated beliefs against IP. Yet, the gravity of your recent choice to promote the totalitarian fascist agendas of Trump overshadows this (as does endorsing the costly, coercive strategies of the spurious “freedom club,” via the collectivistic abstraction of "Western civilization”). This strikes me as eerily similar to the intellectual inception of Nazi Germany—definitely no joke. Trump’s views are the epitome of populism, nationalism, and mob mentality, based on contradictions, fear, distrust, and aggression. There are ominous parallels in our culture to those of Nazi Germany (as Peikoff outlined decades ago: link ), which were evidenced at the end of your episode regarding a survey of Americans’ confused views on immigration.

from http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324577904578557352244619768
"Their theses were often focused on racial and biological studies within populations, particularly where German minorities lived. The controversial borders that were drawn after 1919 in countries like Poland and Czechoslovakia rankled many of them.”

from http://www.slate.com
"Hitler, the suitable ruffian, could never have done it on his own. He could never have done it with all his party. He needed a climate of belief—the belief that Weimar was a problem requiring a solution. Having solved it, he was free to answer his version of the Jewish Question—the question that the intellectuals had fooled with on paper. Only the madmen among them had ever thought it needed to be answered with fire. But the sane ones had helped open the door for the avenger that the madmen had dreamed of.”

wikipedia link

Please let me know if you want to discuss these matters either in public or private. Understanding and promoting the principles of true freedom mean a great deal in an age of philosophical confusion and psychological unawareness.

Thank you for your time and consideration, Wes

p.s., I have a lengthy list of notes I’ve taken over the last year concerning various other ideas conveyed by FDR, because they diverge from logic and sound evidence in places, so clarification is needed. The issue above takes precedence for now, however.

 


From: Wes Bertrand
Subject: Fwd: Ominous parallels
Date: September 24, 2015 at 3:37:12 PM EDT
To: Michael DeMarco
Cc: Chris Stefanick

Hi again, Michael. It’s been nearly three weeks since I sent the email below to you, and I’ve gotten no reply. Am I correct in assuming that you and Stefan do not want to have a conversation about this disturbing and confusing trend in FDR’s message these days? I want you to know that there is still the possibility to reverse course, make amends, and engage in restorative justice with your listeners who seek philosophical rigor and objectivity. As I see it, that is the only way you can regain credibility as a philosophy show, which I’d like to see you do. If you believe that I’ve somehow misinterpreted your present views, then let’s have a discussion about it (again, in private or on your call-in show).

A few days after I sent this first email, I was waylaid by armed enforcers of the so-called U.S. border, while driving back from Ottawa (visited some dear voluntaryist friends there). After asking a litany of intrusive questions, which seems to be their primary tax-fed “job,” they demanded that I stay in their building while they proceeded to search every nook and cranny of my vehicle, including all my personal possessions, which took the better part of an hour; I was also personally searched. It was a complete violation of property rights, and when I conveyed this simple truth to them, among other liberty-oriented statements, they of course provided rationalizations in place of valid arguments—the mainstay of humans who are trying to downplay the significance of massive contradictions. If I had defended my person and property from their aggressive actions, I would have been murdered. This is the nature of “border enforcement”: individuals are harassed, suffer, and even die as a consequence.

You know, Stefan used to not give disclaimers or caveats in his shows (like you've done on the ones that cheerlead for Trump), because he adhered to the principles of voluntaryism. Here’s an example (from over eight years ago) of the person who the liberty community admired, when he recognized the profound significance of the individual (based on reason, volition, and life-giving values) rather than the collective (based on spurious notions of race, genes, “ethnicity,” etc.):
link

I’ve Cd’d my friend Chris in this correspondence, because I plan on reading my email below that I sent you and Stefan (who also apparently un-contacted me on Skype) as well as sharing related thoughts on his Choice Conversations Podcast, when we record in about a week. We will also post Stef's “Immigration And Empathy” episode in order to show the stark contrast between promoting sound principles and deviating from them. If you take it off your server, I can put it in my Complete Liberty Podcast feed, since these ideas matter so much—individuals matter so much!

Regards,
Wes

 


Find more from Wes here: http://completeliberty.com/

 

Also mentioned in the show:

Stef addresses his future self:
http://www.fdrpodcasts.com/#/619/immigration-and-empathy
http://www.fdrpodcasts.com/#/620/immigration-part-2

Jeffrey Tucker's excellent coverage of Trump:
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/donald-trump-fascism-and-racism-with-jeffrey-tucker
https://liberty.me/podcast/eye-empire/

My appearance on UCY.TV discussing non-violent communication: http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/nvc-the-trivium-and-mind-control-with-walter-hendricks

Some comic relief via Trey and Matt:

http://southpark.cc.com/full-episodes/s15e09-the-last-of-the-meheecans
http://www.hulu.com/watch/288997
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_of_the_Meheecans

http://southpark.cc.com/full-episodes/s19e02-where-my-country-gone
http://www.hulu.com/watch/847805
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_My_Country_Gone

 


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Oct 4, 2015
Talking Politics Using Non-Violent Communication with Walter Hendricks

Walter Hendricks had me back on his show on UCY.TV, Solvinur Event. Again the discussion centered on Non-Violent Communication, with this dive going deeper than the last. Points discussed included:

  • Using NVC to talk about politics
  • How domination systems are rooted in the family
  • The nature of voluntarysm
  • NVC and the trivium
  • Is NVC mind control?

All of this and more!


Check out the Solvinur Event:
ucy.tv/se

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Sep 30, 2015
Parent Effectiveness Training with Judy Pardo - Reboot Your Kids Recast 006

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year. For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I welcome Judy Pardo on the show. Judy is a certified Parent Effectiveness Training instructor and a psychologist in private practice for over 20 years. Judy, Kevin, and I discuss:


The Behavior Window
Active and Passive Listening
Using I-Messages for Healthier Communication
No-Lose Conflict Resolution
How Power and Influence Are Negatively Correlated
And much more…

Find more from Kevin here:
http://rebootyourkids.com/
http://rebootedbody.com/

Find more from Judy here:
http://www.villageparenting.nyc/

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Sep 21, 2015
NVC, the Trivium, and Mind Control with Walter Hendricks

I was recently invited to call into the show Solvinur Event on UCY.TV. The host of the show, Walter Hendricks, was skeptical that Non-violent Communication (NVC) was a form of mind conotrol known as Neuro-linguistic programming. I provided an introduction to NVC, talked about its relationship to the trivium, and answered a number of NVC-related questions.

There were four different people on the show, each going in varying directions, so it was difficult to address each concern raised as thoroughly and succinctly as I would have liked. Having said that, I still found value in the conversation.

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Sep 17, 2015
Donald Trump, Fascism, and Racism with Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker joins me for a discussion about Donald Trump.  Is Trump a fascist?  Why is "The Donald" so popular?  Is racism rampant in America?  Does Hillary Clinton stand a chance against Trump?  What does Jeffrey think of Stefan Molyneux’s support for Trump?  Why is a corrupt politician a good thing?  Is a demoralized Obama the perfect president?  What does Rand Paul have against Libertarians?

We cover all of this and more in this interesting and entertaining discussion!

 

Find more from Jeffrey here:

liberty.me

fee.org

 

Here is Jeffrey’s brilliant News Week article that was discussed on the show:

http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-fascist-354690

 

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Sep 10, 2015
Complete Liberty Inside Out with Wes Bertrand

Wes Bertrand is back to discuss his wonderful new book Complete Liberty Inside Out: Honoring Yourself and Others for Optimal Enrichment.  We take a hard look at not only the philosophy of liberty, which has been thoroughly covered by those who have come before us, but also the psychology of liberty, which has been not so much.  How does culture damage our minds, lessening our lives?  Religion, school, and the family are systems of domination, not unlike the state?  Sacrifice isn't a virtue?  What are the four stages of liberty?  Can this book build a bridge between the liberty community and the Non-Violent Communication community, two groups which each have half of it right?  We cover all this and more during this enlightening and entertaining discussion!

 

Get the book here:  http://completeliberty.com/pdf_and_ebook_downloads.html

 

Find more from Wes here:  http://completeliberty.com/

 

Here is the interview with Kevin Koskella discussed during the show:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-mental-side-of-freedom

 

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Sep 1, 2015
Critical Thinking and Non-violent Communication -  Reboot Your Kids recast 005

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year.  For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I have a great discussion with Darrell Becker.  We cover parenting, the trivium, critical thinking skills, and non-violent communication.

 

Find more from Kevin here:

http://rebootyourkids.com/

http://rebootedbody.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/chasing-greatness-with-kevin-geary

 

Find more from Darrell here:  http://voluntaryvisions.com/

 

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Aug 27, 2015
The AI Peril with James Barrat - Artificial Intelligence Series Part 5

For the fifth installment of the Artificial Intelligence Series, Darrell Becker and I interview James Barrat.  James is a film maker, public speaker, and an author.   His book, Our Final Invention, masterfully presents the case for why you should be worried about the singularity. 

 

How is AI different from other multi-use technologies?  What are the basic drives that an AI will have?  Can't we just program ethics into AIs and alleviate our worries?  How does James feel about AI depictions in popular media?  We cover all of these questions and more in this delightful conversation!

 

Click here for the rest of the Artificial Intelligence Series:

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/her-movie-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-1

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-moon-is-a-harsh-mistress-book-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-2

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/transcendence-movie-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-2

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/real-agi-with-peter-voss-artificial-intelligence-series-part-4

 

 

Find more from James here: http://www.jamesbarrat.com/

 

 

Find more from Darrell here:  http://voluntaryvisions.com/

 

 

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Aug 17, 2015
Alternative Education - Reboot Your Kids recast 004

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year.  For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I tackle the gargantuan topic of alternative education and the problems with modern schooling. The conversation explores: The proposed purpose of schooling.  The underlying purpose of schooling. Where did “the system” come from? Are public and private schools the same thing? The toxicity of an environment filled with broken people, be they teachers or students.  All of this and more!

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http://rebootyourkids.com/

http://rebootedbody.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/chasing-greatness-with-kevin-geary

 

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Aug 11, 2015
Liberland, The Real Land of the Free with Vít Jedlička

I had the privelege to talk with Vít Jedlička, President of the new libertarian nation The Free Republic of Liberland.  President Vít goes into detail about how things typically handled by governments will work in a country where state power is limited and taxes are voluntary. Who will build the roads?  How will the justice system work?  Can a crypto-currency be a nation's legal tender?  How do I become a citizen?

 

We talk about the Liberland constitution, covering topics like how citizens are granted the right to veto any new bills.  Public works will be paid for through croudfunding, and shares for public works will be traded on the Liberland Stock Market.

 

We discuss all this and more in this fascinating look at the birth of the Libertarian homeland.

 

 

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https://liberland.org/

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 3, 2015
Exercise, Play, and Sleep for Kids - Reboot Your Kids recast 003

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year.  For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

 

In this episode, Kevin and I explore the challenges parents face in the areas of exercise, play and sleep for their children.

 

 

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Jul 28, 2015
The Mental Side of Freedom with Kevin Koskella

I was recently a guest on Freedom Lovin with Kevin Koskella.  In this show, much time is spent exploring my story and how I came do discover liberty.  We talk about how I progressed from being focused on politics, to finiancial freedom, to improving my relationships, and finally to self-knowledge and inner healing.  

 

I had much fun talking to Kevin.  I consider his show to in many ways be a sister show to mine.  We both have the same end goal, helping people bring more freedom to their lives, it is just that our approaches have a different feel.  I highly encourage you to give his show a listen, beyond just my appearance.

 

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http://www.freedomlovin.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/living-free-in-an-unfree-world-with-kevin-koskella

 

 

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Jul 23, 2015
Parenting and Nutrition - Reboot Your Kids recast 002

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year.  For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

 

In this episode, Kevin and I introduce real food nutrition and a generally healthy lifestyle for kids. Some of the questions and topics we dive into: What is real food? The effects of poor nutrition on children. Medicating children.  And more!

 

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http://rebootyourkids.com/

http://rebootedbody.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/chasing-greatness-with-kevin-geary

 

 

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Jul 15, 2015
Dreams from My Father

No, this is not about Barack Obama's book.  In this episode, I walk you through a real life example of how I do dream analysis.  Step by step, I reveal a process where I combine several strategies, and gain synergies by combining them, in order to obtain greater self knowledge.  Strategies covered include meditation, yoga, inner-family systems therapy, affirmations, Nathaniel Branden's sentence completion exercises, Marshall Rosenberg's Non-violent communication, and of course dream analysis.

 

Below are links to more details on various topics discussed during the show.

 

Inner Family Systems therapy:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-voices-in-my-head-with-jay-earley

 

Yoga and mindfullness:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/mindfulness-yoga-and-self-care-with-hunter-clarke-fields 

 

Non-Violent Communication:  

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

 

Positive thinking and affirmations:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/positive-thinking-with-antony-sammeroff 

 

The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind, audio book by Joseph Murphy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2su2NtRij7E 

 

Nathaniel Branden's Sentence Completion execercises:

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

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

 

Nathaniel Branden's The Art of Self-Discovery (more sentence completion exercises):

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

 

 

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Jul 9, 2015
Authentic Parenting - Reboot Your Kids recast 001

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year.  For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

 

In this our first episode, Kevin and I introduce authentic parenting.

 

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http://rebootyourkids.com/

http://rebootedbody.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/chasing-greatness-with-kevin-geary

 

 

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Jun 18, 2015
Objectivist Parenting with Roslyn Ross

Author and blogger Rosyln Ross joins me to talk about her new book A Theory of Objectivist Parenting.  The school of philosophy known as objectivism, proposed by Ayn Rand, is very strong in most ways, but is decidedly lacking in the area of interpersonal relationships and especially parenting.  Roslyn shores that up nicely.

 

Do schools murder the authentic self?  Are high achieving youths numbing out in their down time?  Is Roslyn moving to Nicaragua so that she can take her kids into bars and casinos?  And what’s wrong with Sudbury schools anyway?  All this and more during today's show!

 

Note that when Roslyn mentions "Wes" and "Antony," she's referring to mutual friends, and prominent members of Team Choice, Wes Bertrand and Antony Sammeroff.

 

My apologies for the accoustics on this show.  This is the first podcast recorded in my new home, and I've not yet unpacked everything.  The room I was in had nothing soft to absorb sound, and thus it sounded like I was recording in a cave.  I'll be sure to remedy that in future episodes.

 

 

Find more from Roslyn here: 

 

Her book - http://www.amazon.com/Theory-Objectivist-Parenting-Roslyn-Ross/dp/1502315548/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Her lectures - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCmDUquKAUQ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJG1rrjD3lQ

Her blog - http://roslynross.blogspot.com/ 

 

 

 

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