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Business, Journal, Just Because

Podcasts I Love

I love podcasts. Why? I love that I am not attached to a screen (which is why I love audio books, too). I can still get mundane things done while learning something or just enjoying a conversation I don’t have to be properly dressed for and actively participate in.

The problem with podcasts is, if you aren’t on a desktop computer, data usage. If I am not on WiFi, I can blow through my data really quick through my phone plan (especially when I wasn’t planning on being away so long so didn’t download episodes before I left). We have T-Mobile and one of the wonderful things they have done (and I know others have) is allow free streaming of some apps, like Spotify and Pandora.

Well, Spotify and Pandora have now begun carrying podcasts! I am not sure if they will include the entire catalog you can find on ITunes but they are now carrying some that I listen to. The following are a list of my favorites, the ones I listen to on a fairly consistent basis (I say fairly because sometimes it feels like I don’t have enough time in the day to actually do things AND listen to all of my podcasts, since quite a few of them release their episodes on Fridays).


First on the list is the MFCEO Project (and Real AF) with Andy Frisella.

I love his brutally honest take on all things business, health, and life. His back story is the kind of story that would cause so many to hide from the world but he did the opposite. He fought his fears, doubts, and insecurities to become one of the most dynamic speakers and entrepreneurs

On ITunes:

And Spotify:

Second on the list is Rune Soup with Gordon White.

I stumbled onto Rune Soup when I was searching for podcasts about runes. Imagine my surprise when Gordon didn’t discuss runes! 🙂 He describes his podcast like this, “A weekly podcast about magic, culture and the paranormal.” That’s what it is, with a lot more topics!

On ITunes:

And Spotify:

The third is 48 Days to the Work You Love with Dan Miller.

He gives the most practical career advice I have ever heard (or written). Seriously. Dan is a “don’t quit your day job” kind of advisor. He offers realistic, helpful options to improve your financial situation AND obtain career/life satisfaction. Almost every episode is Dan answering listeners’ questions.

On ITunes:

And on Spotify:

Fourth is The Ed Mylett Show.

Ed Mylett interviews anyone who has a story to tell that offers hope and advice in business and life. When I say he interviews anyone, I mean that. He has interviewed the wrestler “The Undertaker” and Vivica A. Fox. He also has a wonderful sense of humor and if you want to see a big burly guy snuggle with some Pomeranians, follow him on Instagram.

It looks like his show is only on ITunes:

And YouTube:

Health, Health And Wellness, Journal

Spiritual Healthcare

Last year, I learned about a cancer diagnosis of an online friend. We (our little group) prayed and intended for her. After all of her treatments, she let us know she was cancer free. That was the extent of the information I was privy to. This year, I received my own scare. I had her email address ready for me to pick her brain. A week after I received my benign diagnosis, Ivy Bromius released, free for all (you do not even have to give her your email address), “The Cancer Grimoire – Magic on the Poison Path.”

Ivy’s Grimoire is beautifully written and she didn’t hold back, fearing her descriptions of what she went through would scare people away. I love, too, that no matter what your spirituality is, you can take the basic framework of her method and mold it into your spiritual path. After reading this grimoire, I realized this magical/spiritual journey could be applied to so many more maladies. Especially when you really look at what cancer is: it is you. Cancer is not some foreign invader that needs to be destroyed. Cancer is your body destroying itself. As much as I want to continue writing about Ivy’s process, my words will never do justice to hers. Here’s her first interview after the release of “The Cancer Grimoire“:

And here is the link for Ivy Bromius’ “The Cancer Grimoire – Magic on the Poison Path.”

I encourage everyone to download this and read it.

1972 Recipes, Level 1, Levels 2 And Above, Recipe, Sauces

Atkins Basic Cream Sauce

From Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution (1972)
Now, I made this sauce last night (September 27. 2011).  If you want a butter sauce, this is the sauce for you.  I was hoping for more of a white “gravy” like sauce.  This was far from that.
Makes 18 Tablespoons

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Dash salt

Melt butter in the top of a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water.
Add egg yolks one at a time, beating with a rotary beater.
Combine cream, salt and water.  Add very slowly to egg/butter mixture, beating constantly.
Continue beating until thick and creamy (4 or 5 minutes).
Total grams carbohydrates: 4.8
Grams per Tablespoon: .3