Behavior Bitches
Behavior Bitches
Oct 5, 2020
Episode 69: Nicholas Maio-Aether, BCBA & Sex therapist
1 hr 15 min
On episode 69, we talk all about SEX! Trust us when we tell you it’s not a conincidence that this episode fell on episode 69 👌🏾👈🏽. We knew this number only comes out once a podcast so we had to go big 🍆! We bring on Nicholas Maio-Aether, MSPSY, BCBA, LBA, to talk about his work as a BCBA and sex therapist. We were just as curious as you were as to what a day in that role can look like. This episode was so good that we couldn’t stop. Consider this episode the foreplay to next week’s episode all about fetishes. Tune in or miss the F out. Love ya. Mean it.
Fare of the Free Child
Fare of the Free Child
Akilah S. Richards
Ep 195: Black Unschooling Dads Jamal and Kris discuss the tools they gather while raising free people
Today we’ll be joined by two unschooling dads, Jamal Hester and Kris Richards. They will be pointing out some insights on Black fatherhood, re-parenting and unschooling!  Jamal is the co-owner of Life Strength & Health holistic center. They also have a podcast where we can find great resources on healing work. Kris Richards is a graphic designer, artist, and creative brander. He’s also Akilah’s partner and Marley and Sage’s dad. *What We Discussed:* *Colonial Narrative* Jamal and Kris talk about how their labels of “who they are” as parents, sons, partners, are under certain expectations and are mostly validated by someone else's perspectives. They also chat about the importance of re-configuring parenting styles to have a different approach to the way we are raising our children, and the kind of relationships that we want to nurture.  *Intergenerational relationships* They also discuss seeing some patterns from their behavior reflected in the ways that their own parents and other elders beliefs and parenting styles were directly influenced by the colonial narrative. They give examples of that, and speak to their struggle to change that, so their children can see things from a different perspective, and can understand that it's okay to make mistakes, to speak up, and to question things, in order to grow and to thrive. *“Domesticated” parents raising “wild” children* Kris shares how his relationships with his daughters shifted when he realized that he was imposing ideas about what he believed was best for them. He had to step back from his thoughts on things like screen time, but at the same time consider the importance of giving them context so they could navigate through and question what they were watching on that screen. The skill he began to learn was how to start showing up from a space of listening, and of trust in order to get in sync. Jamal speaks about his relationship with his daughter, SaHura, and how he and his wife, Kim, use essential oils as part of a supportive environment  for their daughter to manage and understand her emotions. Quote from Jamal about his daughter: When SaHura understands, there is no resistance. When she’s just told, and she gets no context, it never goes well. *Deschooling is like an onion* Jamal uses the metaphor of the onion, peeling back the layers of an onion is like letting go of the things that we believed, and in doing so, there are certain conditions we have to change and others we decide to keep. It’s a process of learning what works and what doesn’t, and it is affected by everything, including the food we eat, our fitness and the overall ways we take care of ourselves. *LIBERATION WALK* * Don’t miss TRUE: Towards Radical Social Change Unschooling and Parental Education, an earthwide virtual gathering towards radical social change. December 2 - 6 - 2020. Register here * Raising Free People Network’s Presence Counselors Leslie Bray and Anthony Galloway, Jr. are here to support unschooling and deschooling processes for families and organizations * If you are hosting or are part of a Raising Free People Book Club please be sure to message with the details about that book club * Subscribe to Akilah’s Youtube Channel! Support the show (
38 min
How to Decorate
How to Decorate
Ballard Designs
Ep. 172: designer Stefani Stein
This week our guest is Los Angeles-based interior designer Stefani Stein. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Conde Nast House & Garden, Elle Decor, HGTV, House Beautiful, House & Home, and more. She was also named one of California Home + Design's 'Rising Stars' and has recently launched luxury wallpaper brand, August Abode. We talk about Stefani’s relaxed yet refined style, how California lifestyle affects her design, her love for an earthy palette and embracing imperfections. What You’ll Hear on This Episode: Trials & Triumphs about eroding light fixtures, basement updates, lighting trials and triumphs, budget solutions on flooring, storing gift wrap, falling branches, broken fountains, plants, bushes and trees…oh my! Regardless of the style, Stefani doesn't like clutter. She appreciates the negative space; as in having mindful or selective emptiness and leaving breathing room around items. Stefani took a risk and left her first, successful career to go to school for design. How to make rooms feel light & airy; mix traditional, clean lines and vintage, choose lighter fabrics, and avoid high gloss finishes. Stefani is influenced by the wabi-sabi philosophy; appreciating beauty that is imperfect and incomplete. How to work multiple wood finishes into a room; pay attention to the tones. Some tips and tricks on how to care for brass. Why Stefani prefers an earthly palette for its lasting power. A Cape Cod glam project where Stefani brought in elements she hadn’t ever used along with some cozy elements. How to compromise when one member of a couple has a very different vision than the other. Designing for the bungalow means packing function and beauty into a small space. It’s all about understanding the client’s lifestyle. Mentioned In This Episode: Stefani Stein Stefani Stein on Instagram August Abode August Abode on Instagram Decorating Dilemma Hi Caroline, From what I understand, the back countertop would stay but the island would change. What I would do to give this a more current feel is I would actually hone that back countertop. It would help the 90s granite feel more like a soapstone. I absolutely think you can have a different material on the island. I personally like a calacatta paonazzo because it’s a mostly white-beige background with warm veining. The cabinets are quite a bit of wood; my inclination is to keep the uppers wood and paint the lowers. The uppers should probably be bleached to be more modern, as well. Or you could paint all of it and do darker lowers and lighter uppers. I don’t think white cabinets are the way to go in this kitchen. If you want to keep them light, maybe do ivory. For the backsplash, I would go with a zellige. It has the imperfections in there and feels more current, plus it would go well with everything. I would maybe change the cabinet hardware to a matte black or an oil rubbed bronze. For the range; I agree with the one you chose. I like the simple, clean-lined hood. The part where it has wood on the bottom, you may even be able to use the remnants of your marble slab and tie it in here. When it comes to the pendant lights, you could get away with doing only two that are larger in scale. My personal preference would be a round table, but the oval still works if that’s your preference. I wouldn’t move the light from where it is, but you could swag it so that it’s centered over the table. Just use a chain instead of a chord as we think it looks better. What you have there now feels too light so I would recommend something heavier like the Remington. For the bar stools, we have a lot of suggestions like the Dayna, Allister, Dorchester, Adrian and Southport, but it’s hard to say for sure without knowing the paint color you choose for the lower cabinets. Make this decision last after you make all of the other choices. We think your instincts are spot on about what you should change.
1 hr 20 min
The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry
The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry
The Episcopal Church
Going to Build Beloved Community with Kory Caudill & Wordsmith
In this episode, Bishop Curry talks with Kory Caudill and Wordsmith, two musicians supporting the Concert for the Human Family series – a project in collaboration with The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community initiative, which seeks to build a world where all people may experience dignity and abundant life and see themselves and others as beloved children of God.    To Go on the Way of Love is to cross boundaries, listen deeply, and live like Jesus. Kory and Wordsmith demonstrate how they’ve crossed musical boundaries in the pursuit of real and true reconciliation. As they’ve worked to support the concert series, built around the Prayer for the Human Family from the Book of Common Prayer, they discuss how music calls us into deeper relationship with God and each other.    This season of the Way of Love podcast is sponsored by Church Pension Group, a financial services organization providing employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, and publishing to The Episcopal Church. Follow CPG on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn to learn how it’s been a stable presence in the Church for more than 100 years.    After the Podcast  Learn more about the Way of Love and creating your own rule of life based around the practices of Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest. Say the Prayer for the Human Family from the Book of Common Prayer. Learn more about how Church Pension Group has been a stable presence in the Church for more than 100 years. Find out how you can participate in the Concert for the Human Family. Don’t forget to post on social media how you’re GOing this week, using #WayofLove.    Subscribe now and listen each week wherever you get your podcasts or at
45 min
At The End of The Tunnel
At The End of The Tunnel
Light Watkins
E-Squared with Pam Grout - Ep 026
The phrase “at the end of the tunnel” can be reminiscent of death. While this podcast isn’t about death itself, it often addresses the death of the part of ourselves that believes we don't have what we need in order to pursue our passion, our purpose, or our calling in life. It's a rebirth of what's truly important, which is saying yes to whatever is in our hearts. These conversations are about real people, with real obligations and real obstacles, that have somehow found the courage to say yes to what was in their heart. As a result, they found themselves on quite the adventure! This week's guest could be the poster child for that paradigm. Her name is Pam Grout, and she's a New York Times bestselling author, a travel blogger who has visited every continent except for Antarctica, and a student of A Course in Miracles. In this episode, Pam talks candidly about the loss of her daughter, the little rituals they shared, and how she has coped with the grief of her daughter’s passing. She shares the wisdom that she's gleaned from her adventures and from the rocky parts of her journey as well, because, even for those who know full well that we co-create our reality, life is still going to test us. Pam also describes her writing journey, the process of writing her bestseller, E-Squared, and her advice for those looking to write spiritual guidance books. Pam’s definition of success, after everything she has been through and after writing 20 books, is to see the face of God in every person she meets, and her whole story is incredibly inspiring, so make sure to tune in today! *Key Points From This Episode:* * Pam’s favorite activity as a child was going to the library and reading. * Listeners hear a bit more about Pam’s childhood, growing up in Kansas. * If she wanted to achieve her dreams, Pam realized she had to come up with creative capital. * Why Pam believes she always saw herself becoming a writer, even as a teenager. * Pam’s first job at a newspaper and why she doesn’t consider herself a corporate person. * What it meant to Pam to become a New York Times best-selling author. * Choosing experiences over material things and becoming a travel writer in her 20s. * Finding her spiritual foundation in a loving, benevolent force and learning to trust in it. * Hearing God’s voice, questioning the source, and studying A Course in Miracles (ACIM). * Pam provides a synopsis of what ACIM is and how it helped her choose a different path. * How a psychic reading predicted her pregnancy and how Pam chose to see things differently. * The affirmation or appeal to the universe Pam repeated when her daughter was a baby. * Self-publishing Jumpstart Your Metabolism – why Pam decided to write that book. *Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:* Pam Grout on Twitter Pam Grout on LinkedIn Pam Grout on Facebook Pam Grout A Course in Miracles God Doesn’t Have Bad Hair Days Taz Grout’s 222 Foundation E-Cubed Light Watkins
1 hr 31 min
Therapists In The Wild
Therapists In The Wild
Molly and Liza
22. How To: Self-Soothe and Distract With "ACCEPTS"
On today's episode, the TITW are teaching the final set of Crisis Survival Distress Tolerance skills covered in Season 1 of the podcast: Distract using "ACCEPTS" and Self-Soothe. Before we get into it, Molly and Liza share how they practiced TIP and Urge Surfing over the last week. No surprise here, but Tipping the Temperature was immediately effective at changing the current moment and creating a new one. Liza points out that Urge Surfing can be used to ride out ineffective urges anywhere - even in the middle of a stressful Zoom call.  We then introduce "ACCEPTS," which is an acronym of different ways to distract from life’s current stressors when addressing them head-on either isn't possible or wouldn't be effective in the moment. Using personal examples, we share different ways to distract from pain in the short-term with _A_ctivities, _C_ontributing, _C_omparisons, (opposite) _E_motions, _P_ushing away, _T_houghts, and _S_ensations.  Finally, we transition into teaching the Self-Soothe skill, which is about extending comfort to yourself during painful moments by engaging your five senses (vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch). Liza coaches Molly to use this skill in real time, and we share some tricks of the trade, including how to make and keep a "self-soothe kit" on hand at all times - in case of emergency. We hope you enjoy!  *Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @TherapistsInTheWild, and Twitter @TherapistsWild. Email us with questions at
51 min
Knit Picks' Podcast
Knit Picks' Podcast
Knit Picks
Episode 332: Your Favorite Sock Yarns Explained
Today, we're dedicating an entire episode to the subject of sock knitting! Whether you're a seasoned pro and socks are your very favorite thing, or a new knitter contemplating casting on for your very first pair, this episode is for you! Lee and Hannah spend time talking about all of the sock yarns they've developed over the years. Colorful, hardwearing and in a range of lovely fibers, sock yarn is one of our very favorite things to develop behind the scenes. Listen along as they compare and contrast soft Stroll lines with Hawthorne's rugged and complex colorways. You might even discover a new-to-you skein to try! Stacey invites Rosalyn Keys (you may know her as Rozknitz on Instagram) on to the podcast to talk about her PASSION for sock knitting. We met Roz at a knitting trade show years ago and love seeing what she comes up with next. She's one of our favorite super fans and is always the first to snag a skein of new sock yarn to use on her sock knitting machine. Don't know what that is? Stay tuned to find out! Also, Roz was part of the design team that developed the last round of striped Felici colors too! As always, happy knitting! Mentioned in This Episode: Stroll Hawthorne Felici Static Capretta Gloss Fingering Muse Bare Eco Superwash Alpaca Lee's socks in two colorways of Felici held together Lee's socks in Felici & Stroll held together Lee's sweater in Stroll held triple Helpful tutorial for triple-stranding from one yarn ball Sweater Lee knit in Hawthorne held together with Aloft Sweater Lee knit in Hawthorne speckle held double Hat Lee knit in Felici held double and striped between two colorways Cowl Lee knit with Hawthorne held triple striped with Capretta held triple Sock Yarn Celebration Sock Knitting Machine Roz on Ravelry Roz on Instagram Timestamps: 0:00 Welcome with Hannah 1:32 Hannah and Lee talk sock yarn 23:30 Stacey talks to Roz 36:07 Credits
37 min
Homeschool Unrefined
Homeschool Unrefined
Maren Goerss and Angela Sizer
149: You've Got This: What We Don't Do
Homeschool parents do A LOT, but none of us do it all. We want to normalize not doing it all—and embrace the idea that homeschool and parenting will be more enjoyable and sustainable when we take things off our plates. So this episode is a celebration of what we don't do! In addition to the things on our don't-do list, we share listener answers, too. Takeaways -We try to remember the phrase: Saying "yes" to one thing means saying "no" to something else. -We teach people how to treat us: Not doing it all is a way to set healthy boundaries. -We model for our kids that no one should be expected to do it all. -Our kids learn we trust them when we don't do everything for them. This episode is last in a series: You've Got This! We're tackling some of the most common questions and daily dilemmas we face in homeschool and parenting. Listen to the previous episodes in the series: The Device Dilemma and A Harmonious Homeschool. Mentions Subscribe to our NEW (super short!) newsletter and get 2 FREEBIES! You'll automatically get our FREE High 5 Homeschool Guide. And coming soon: a FREE Screen Time Conversation Guide, exclusively for our email list! Sign up NOW to get that new guide when it drops. Episode 23: What We Don't Do Episode 50: What We Don't Do (Holiday Edition) Join the Squad! When you join Patreon, you get access to our Patreon Squad Facebook Group -- a fun and fantastic community of like-minded homeschool parents. Plus a bunch of other great rewards like more episodes, extended interviews, and more! Listener Review myshell726, 09/11/2020 "I always enjoy listening to this podcast. Maren and Angela are funny, and they have a good balance of casual conversation and topical discussion. I also admire them for speaking out on the need for homeschoolers to become more inclusive. There are a lot of homeschool podcasts, but this is one of my favorites!" Leave us a 5-star rating and review here. Loving This Week Angela: Multi-Color Light Bulb Pathway Markers Maren: YUEDGE socks Patrons get a monthly "LTW Extra" episode when you join our $5 Squad. An hour-long chat about the shows, products, podcasts, books, and more that we're loving! More About Homeschool Unrefined We are an inclusive and nonsectarian podcast. We believe Black Lives Matter, and we are LGBTQ+ affirming (for more, read our piece on Romper). We are listener supported and are donating 10% of all Patreon income and product sales to The Conscious Kid, a Black and Brown-led organization that has been instrumental in our own evolution and in leading the way in both ideological and tangible change with their work in “parenting and education through a critical race lens." Read our full ABAR Statement here and on Instagram. Connect with us! Visit our website | Sign up for our newsletter. | Support us on Patreon. | Join our closed Facebook group: Unrefined Homeschoolers | Merch Shop Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube Angela on Instagram: @unrefinedangela | Maren on Instagram: @unrefinedmaren Email us any questions or feedback at Visit our Amazon Shop: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
58 min
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