We were joined today by award-winning author and public speaker Marty Essen. We also took calls from four callers, and we wrapped with the customary climate-change update.
Investigative journalist and columnist, Wayne Madsen, discussed the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the unusual circumstances, including no investigation of the death, which took place at a hunting party at a Bohemian Grove ranch with Satanist decorations. Government officials in the Illuminati and their practice of sexual abuse, pedophilia, and the murder of infants was also discussed.
The Feb 28 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion on effects of Desert Storm plus 25 years. My Veterans day November 10, 2000 invited talk in the United States Senate forms the basis for our discussion along with lots of DOD- VA reports. Please refer to Dr. Gary Null’s documentaries and reports on gulf war illness on this web site.
Darcia Narvaez is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Her prior careers include professional musician, classroom music teacher, business owner, seminarian and middle school Spanish teacher. Dr. Narvaezs current research explores how early life experience influences societal culture and moral character in children and adults. She integrates neurobiological, clinical, developmental and education sciences in her theories and research about moral development. She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles. Her recent book, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom (2014), won the 2015 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association. She is executive editor of the Journal of Moral Education.
Born in the 1940s We Remember
– Do I get occasional hate mail and complaints directed at myself or the Expat Files show? Off course, but I have pretty thick skin. On that note, today we have just such an email of complaint from a Canadian listener. Since Canadians are generally nicer and more civil than us guys from Chicago (or Cleveland), this listener is kind and gentle about his complaints and even throws in a backhanded compliment or two. Oh but don’t worry, in a future show I’ll read a few of the more evil email complaints. I get those too…
-Today we have a discussion about gringos and their use and abuse of the Spanish language. You’ll not hear this stuff anywhere else.
-Early on (or in due time) nearly every Expat Gringo or Gringa has a bad day or two: mostly when dealing with Latin bureaucracy, lousy customer service or Latin tardiness that leads to unintended consequences. True, Gringos do rage and blow up in public. I’ve done it myself. However, there are laid back Expats who don’t necessarily explode in frustration but merely count to 10 or 20 (or 200) and fume and seethe internally. Today we have a first-hand story of a long-term Expat’s full-blown public blowup.
-Supposed USA real-estate “gurus” and their seminars are rolling through in Latin America as we speak. Talk about slick! They’re selling off condos in Miami to upscale Latins who are dying to have bragging rights in what they consider the northern Latin “Mecca”. Yup, just 10% down- and buyers also get the huge side benefit of a special US immigration “investors’ visa and automatic permanent residency for the buyer (and family) along with the deal. Its stark proof that Latins don’t do their housing homework and that they’ve never had a US housing market history lesson.
A Bowl of Soul Broadcast – 02-26-2016
Soul Pioneer – Karen Bernod – R&B – 2012
Wide Open – Choklate – R&B/Funk – 2015
Don’t Push It Don’t Force It – Leon Haywood – R&B/Funk – 1980
Chitterling Con Carne – Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers – Latin Soul – 1970
Joe Cuba – Bang Bang – Latin Soul/Boogaloo – 1967
Loves Dance – Earth, Wind & Fire – R&B – 2005
She’s Fly – Inobe – R&B/Neo Soul – 2015
All Eye Knew – Ashaki Feat.Drake – R&B – 2014
Walking Along – The Solitaires – R&B/Doo Wop – 1957
The Walk – Jimmy McKracklin – R&B – 1958
Baba Boom Time – The Jamaicans – RockSteady – 1967
If You Can Want – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – R&B – 1968
We live in an uncertain reality and you can really help your loved ones to be prepared for end of life situations. There’s also a lot of peace of mind to know that all can be taken care in the way you would want it.
Holley Kelley is an expert about these things and has written a book, “Sunrises and Sunsets, Final Affairs Forged with Flair, Finesse and FUNctionality”.
It’s so much more than legal and accounting papers. We can write essays about what our life has meant to us and what we honor about it. We can make lists of the most important people to us and what they have meant. We can write about our visions and expectations for the world we leave behind.
The lists can go on and on. Holley has done a great job in her book to look at the scope of people’s needs and makes many recommendations.
Not all of you might be ready for a show like this but I really am happy to tackle it. I plan to be around for decades more and this gives me a platform to feel freer.
On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, Kathryn Davis shares an interview of herself on the program Take Charge of Your Health. They asks our host about her healing practice which includes, Reiki, Qigong and the Sandlin Technique. Learn more about Kathryn’s work at http://www.QigongOnLine.net
In the second segment we feature the work of Martin Boroson on the One Moment Meditation.
“With my book, One-Moment Meditation, I re-framed traditional thinking about meditation—showing busy people how to meditate in just a moment. My focus now is on the dynamic power of this moment for leadership, innovation, and momentum. Because one moment really can change everything …” Martin Boroson,
Martin Boroson has been instrumental in bringing meditation to the mainstream and applying its benefits to leadership, strategy, and innovation.
Growing up in New York, Marty had a precocious first career as a teenage political activist until, at seventeen, he began to wonder what it was all about. Convinced there was more to life, he “retired” from politics to search for something deeper: studying Western philosophy at Yale and then pursuing private study of Eastern philosophy and depth psychology.
While a graduate student at the Yale School of Management, he made his first attempts to bridge the analytic, quantitative tools of business with traditional wisdom skills. After earning his MBA from Yale, he redoubled his commitment to deeper forms of inquiry and experience.
In this period, Marty began to practice Zen meditation, studied dream analysis, and trained in the facilitation of breakthrough experience with Dr. Stanislav Grof. He worked as a psychotherapist, supporting people recovering from severe trauma, and facilitated intensive retreats using breathwork to catalyze major transformation. He formed an experimental theater company, The Temenos Project, which was awarded a three-year grant from the Irish government to promote innovation in the arts. And he wrote his first book, Becoming Me, which unites various cosmologies into a deceptively simple story—winning rave reviews from psychologists, scientists, and leaders of many different faiths.
Marty eventually distilled his diverse experiences and insights into a simple, new form of meditation training—One-Moment Meditation®. This playful, practical technique has helped over one million people start meditating now and experience the benefits of just one moment of focused attention.
– Many 1st World Gringos and Expats come down to Latin America with a shortage of cash and resources, and some with perhaps with just enough dough to live for a period of 6 months to a year or so. One of the quickest and easiest job options for them is an English teaching job. In that area there are four good and sure options to choose from. That said, today we’ll answer one of the many emails that specifically addresses the subject of teaching English in Latin America…
-After a year or so on the job, about half the Gringo English teachers in Latin American private k-12 schools end up finding a niche that turns into a nice business opportunity. On the other hand, half of the Gringo English teachers stay on the job for years with no desire to leave. So even if they stumble on a great business idea or two or three (and most eventually do), they still don’t bother to chase the carrot. Why? Because in Latin America teachers (especially Gringo teachers) are respected and admired by both parents and kids alike (what a unique concept!) Today we provide some stories and proof of concept…
-You certainly know, and are probably quite irritated, about the great illegal migration of uneducated, unwashed masses from Latin America- coming to a neighborhood near you. Still, everyone wonders how dirt poor people can afford to pay the $2000 to $10000 it costs to hire a “coyote” to get them across safely. People rightly ask, if they can scrape together that kind of dough why are they in such a hurry to leave? The fact is in the states today, half of the average adult population can’t even scrape together $500 in cash!
Today we’ll get to see exactly how poor Latins gather up the necessary dough. You’ll certainly be surprised…