Tag: pandemic

Looking Within To Live A Courageous Life… DTH Episode 162 with Sandy Stream

๐‹๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง ๐“๐จ ๐‹๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐€ ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž

How do you deal with the outside when you donโ€™t feel right on the inside? It may seem like a simple question, but have you ever asked it? Have you ever tried to solve a problem without defining what the problem is? A large part of my self-healing journey had to do with figuring out who I am and dealing with me. Most of the tools needed to live the life you were meant to live are found within you. You may not realize it, but very often it takes looking within to live a courageous life.

๐–๐ก๐จ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐’๐š๐ง๐๐ฒ ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ?

Sandy Stream is an author and activist whose work is built on the belief that everyone deserves, and is capable of, finding peace and warrior-like strength within themselves. After teaching law for 20 years, raising her two children, and facing a life full of adversities and lessons, she decided to turn her efforts towards facilitating workshops for young and experienced adults to encourage them to live in peace and power.

๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’„๐’• ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’š ๐‘บ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’Ž ๐’๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’„๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’–๐’๐’ ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’๐’๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’•๐’†.๐’„๐’๐’Ž.

A Mother’s Legacy; Live a Life of Gratitude… DTH Episode 160 with Sammy Farrens

๐€ ๐Œ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ’๐ฌ ๐‹๐ž๐ ๐š๐œ๐ฒ; ๐‹๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž
I’ve said so many times and so many ways, life is less about what is happening to us, but how we react to it that makes the difference. Some will look at a field full of beautiful flowers and focus on the weed, while others can look over a field of weeds and pick out the one beautiful flower. How is it that one person who’s been bombarded with life’s challenges can be happy while others who’ve been given so much, struggle with misery and depression. Much of this my friends boils down to gratitude. My guest this week understands this very well, because he carries a mother’s legacy; Live a Life of Gratitude.
๐–๐ก๐จ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐’๐š๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐…๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ?
Sammy is a US veteran and has been married for over 20 years to Janet, his high school sweetheart. Together they have 3 amazing children and 3 beautiful grand-babies. During the early months of the pandemic, Sammy, like many did, found him self with some involuntary spare time. He took to watching the news, but the ugliness of all the doom and gloom put him in a place mentally he didn’t want to be. Sammy dove into a couple things he loved, making videos and Dad jokes. That was just the beginning.
๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’„๐’• ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’š ๐’๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’„๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’–๐’๐’ ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’๐’๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’†๐’‘๐’Š๐’”๐’๐’…๐’† ๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’•๐’†.๐’„๐’๐’Ž.

What Makes Up Your Web of Beliefs? …DTH Episode 138 with Dr. Francis Collins

What makes up your web of beliefs?

Those who have followed the DTH podcast for long know about my work with the organization Braver Angels. One vitally important part of that work is a project that I have been working on with Dr. Francis Collins. (Learn more about the “Truth & Trust Project” byย  listening to DTH Episodes 119 and 120). While Francis and I disagree on many aspects of the government’s response to the pandemic, ultimately we have developed a genuine friendship. As part of our work together, Francis suggested and exercise by asking me, “What makes up your web of beliefs?”
What is this “Web of Beliefs?”

With Dr. Francis Collins being the former director of the National Institutes of Health, one of the most notable scientists in American history, and the acting Science Advisor to the President of the United States, you might ask, “what could he possibly have in common with a blue collar podcaster from the Midwest”? Combine that with the notion that I have been an outspoken critic of the government’s response to the pandemic, and Dr. Collins played a significant role in that response.

By today’s standards, we should hate each other, or at least do a lot of yelling and name calling but we took a different path. It’s all about communication and seeing the humanity and values in who you’re speaking with. Don’t miss this incredible conversation where Francis and I discuss how this exercise, “The Web of Beliefs” showed us that we ultimately have more in common than what separates us. While some of our beliefs are very different, ultimately the values for which we stand are very much in line. This is what civility despite differences looks like.

The Truth and Trust Project… Episode 119 with Dr. Francis Collins Part 1 of 2

Do you trust that our public health officials are telling you the truth? I for one find myself very skeptical these days. As many who’ve listened to the DTH podcast for long know, I’ve been highly critical of the government’s response to the pandemic from the very beginning. How does someone like me have a conversation with someone who had direct influence on the government’s response to the pandemic? Not so long ago, I would say that the conversation would never happen, because my attitude would not have allowed it.

The Truth and Trust Project may be one of the most important endeavors of my life. Several times over the past several months, I asked the question, “if you could ask Dr. Francis Collins or Dr. Tony Fauci a question, what would that question be?”. For that question, I received nothing but negative responses. The most common response was some variation of, “I wouldn’t waste my time, they wouldn’t listen anyway”… I asked the question because I am currently involved in a Braver Angels initiative called the “Truth and Trust Project” with Dr. Francis Collins and myself as partners.