Podcast by Michael Ostrolenk
Podcast by Michael Ostrolenk
Reforming the OCO Account with Andrew Lautz, #ORadio
Ostrolenk speaks with Andrew Lautz who is a Policy and Government Affairs Manager with National Taxpayers Union. They discuss NTU’s new paper entitled “Reforming the OCO Account: A Better Deal for Taxpayers, Watchdogs, and the Military.” (https://www.ntu.org/publications/detail/reforming-the-oco-account-a-better-deal-for-taxpayers-watchdogs-and-the-military)
The paper includes Ten OCO Reform Options;
Low-Hanging Fruit: OCO Reforms for the FY 2021 NDAA
1. Re-establish the Wartime Contracting Commission:
2. Ensure that OMB and DoD finish work on revised criteria for DoD’s OCO budget
3. Require DoD to give Congress and OMB a plan for transitioning all existing enduring costs funded through OCO to the base budget:
4. Require DoD budgets to break out enduring costs funded through OCO:
5. Require five-year projections of all OCO costs:
6. Prohibit OCO/GWOT spending on base activities in the State and Foreign Operations appropriations bill:
Turning the Corner on OCO: Long-Term Reforms
7. Enforce the existing definition of “contingency operation”:
8. Institute more aggressive caps on OCO funding, with a declining cap year to year until OCO is nominal or zero:
9. Require DoD to establish an OCO reserve, funded through Congressional appropriations year to year, for use on actual contingency operations:
10. Remove the OCO/GWOT designation, forcing Congress to instead fund operations through supplemental appropriations and/or “emergency” designations:
You can follow NTU on twitter @NTU and Andrew Lautz @andrew_lautz
A Man’s Guide to Masculine Emotional Intelligence with Owen Marcus, #ORadio
Ostrolenk speaks with Owen Marcus, author of A Man’s Guide to Masculine Emotional Intelligence, has developed programs that bring together mindfulness, somatic psychotherapy, and the science of emotional physiology. Marcus’ work focuses on men’s emotional intelligence and its connection to the physiology of the body. He further details the benefits to stress reduction and creating fulfilling relationships and purposeful lives.
To learn more about Owen Marcus and his work, visit EVRYMAN’s website: https://www.evryman.com.
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Four Sacred Gifts with Dr. Anita Sanchez, #ORadio
Ostrolenk speaks with Dr. Anita Sanchez, author of the international award- winning book, The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times, Simon & Schuster. Dr. Sanchez is a visionary woman of Mexican American and indigenous Aztec heritage, a consultant, trainer and speaker who guides journeys into the Amazon rainforest to support business, families, and indigenous cultures.
Dr. Sanchez begins by detailing her own life journey, and the role that forgiveness, spirituality, science, and gratitude have all played. She also discusses the importance of unity, noting how the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting this more than ever. Drawing upon the lessons of her elders, Dr. Sanchez discusses listening and how it is key to healing. Dr. Sanchez concludes with advice on routines that the audience might use to start and conclude their days, focusing on gratitude.
To learn more about Dr. Sanchez’s work and find her book, visit https://foursacredgifts.com/.
Today’s show is brought to you by Cosper Scafidi, an amazing body worker in the Northern Virginia area who has integrated different somatic practices into his work. To learn more about his work, visit his website: https://www.cosperscafidi.com/.
Holistic learning with Josette and Ba Luvmour, #ORadio
Ostrolenk speaks with Josette and Ba Luvmour, educators who have started several holistic education schools, a holistic learning center for families and children, and many whole-family immersion programs. They also work as Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University, in the IMA program in Social Sciences, Concentration in Transformative Learning. Josette and Ba begin by discussing how their work revolves around focusing on how children organize the world, describing the broad stages of childhood development. Josette and Ba further note that the providing a nourishing environment for a child can also nourish a parent’s environment growth and development, providing parents with greater purpose, meaning, and strength. They further discuss the long-term values of this approach, including the fact that when children feel valued – as their approach teaches – they are more likely to step into social justice roles.
To learn more about Josette and Ba Luvmour and their work (https://luvmourconsulting.com/), listen to their podcast Meetings with Remarkable Educators (https://www.remarkable-educators.com/) and read their books (https://www.amazon.com/Ba-Luvmour/e/B001K8E2E6/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1).
Today’s show is brought to you by Today’s show is brought to you by Cosper Scafidi, an amazing body worker in the Northern Virginia area who has integrated different somatic practices into his work. To learn more about his work, visit his website: https://www.cosperscafidi.com/.
Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy with Jan Winhall, #ORadio
Ostrolenk speaks with Jan Winhall, MSW, a psychotherapist in private practice and Director of Focusing on Borden (http://www.focusingonborden.com/), a center for teaching focusing and focus-oriented therapy. Jan discusses what brought her to the work that she does, her experience with knowing how to listen, and her use of the Felt Sense, the internal bodily awareness that functions as a connection between the mind and body. She also discusses a Polyvagal informed model for treating addiction (https://somaticpsychotherapytoday.com/addiction-from-the-bottom-up-a-felt-sense-polyvagal-model-of-addiction/) she created and the six keys of her clinician model (https://www.focusingonborden.com/model): addicted, chaos, rigidity, play, integrated, stillness.
Winhall is also the author of Understanding and Treating Addition with a Felt Sense Experience Model and In Emerging Practice In Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, Innovative Theory and Applications (https://www.amazon.com/Emerging-Practice-Focusing-Oriented-Psychotherapy-Applications-ebook/dp/B00J2EA0Q4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=jan+winhall&qid=1589750025&sr=8-1). To learn more about Jan Winhall, visit her website (https://www.focusingtherapy.org/for-clients/find-therapist/ms-jan-winhall/).
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LighfBox with Dr. Lara Pence, #ORadio
Ostrolenk speaks with Dr. Lara Pence, a licensed clinical psychologist who serves as Chief Wellness Specialists for Spartan, and hosts the weekly podcast Spartan Mind. Dr. Pence and Ostrolenk discuss LighfBox (https://www.drlarapence.com/lighfbox) a creation of Pence’s that includes 180 cards of prompts, intentions, and questions designed to spark curiosity, drive self-awareness, and initiate change. The cards can be pondered alone or discussed with loved ones. In a world inundated with to much noise and not enough space for contemplation these cards inspire the readers to be curious and think deeply.
To learn more about Dr. Pence and Lightbox, visit her website (https://www.drlarapence.com/) or find her on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/). When ordering Lighfbox (https://www.drlarapence.com/lighfbox), enter ORadio into the coupon redemption area for 20% off.
Today’s show is brought to you by Cosper Scafidi, an amazing body worker in the Northern Virginia area who has integrated different somatic practices into his work. To learn more about his work, visit his website (https://www.cosperscafidi.com/).
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I stumbled on Michael’s podcast because of our many overlapping interests. Now, when I see that he’s exploring something I’m unfamiliar with, it’s a good bet that I’ll find it interesting as well.
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Michael is a fantastic host and interviewer. I highly recommend you give this show a listen, and discover some new and interesting guests.