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A mindful exercise. A look at ourselves. We recommend rest and relaxation. One way you can do this is to take up fishing. And for a truly mindful experience, try fishing without bait.

Fishing Without Bait: A Full Impact Mindfulness Podcast Humility Health and Wellness LLC.

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A mindful exercise. A look at ourselves. We recommend rest and relaxation. One way you can do this is to take up fishing. And for a truly mindful experience, try fishing without bait.

    Breaking Chains: A Journey of Faith and Healing with Jenni Crumpton Ross | Episode 421

    Breaking Chains: A Journey of Faith and Healing with Jenni Crumpton Ross | Episode 421

    Join us on "Fishing Without Bait," hosted by Jim Ellermeyer, as we delve into the inspiring journey of Jenni Crumpton Ross, President and CEO of Kula for Karma, and her transformative work in the realms of trauma, addiction, and mental health recovery through yoga and mindfulness. This episode is a profound exploration of Jenni's path from a restrictive religious upbringing in Birmingham, Alabama, to becoming a beacon of healing and advocacy in marginalized communities.


    Raised in a rigid evangelical environment, Jenni shares the personal challenges and pivotal moments that led her to relocate to New York City, ultimately pursuing a career that harmonizes spirituality with social justice. After a transformative experience in advertising and the corporate world, Jenni's quest for deeper understanding propelled her into seminary at Union Theological Seminary, where she studied interfaith social justice and political science.


    Discover how Jenni's personal struggles with complex PTSD and her discovery of yoga and mindfulness as powerful tools for her own healing inspired her to assist others facing similar challenges. Learn about her journey through yoga teacher training during the COVID-19 pandemic, which connected her with Kula for Karma, an organization dedicated to integrating yoga and mindfulness to support those dealing with trauma and mental health issues.


    Jenni also discusses her book "Femi-Evangelical," where she critiques the religious doctrines that shaped her early life and advocates for a reclamation of faith grounded in justice, equality, and personal empowerment, especially for women.


    This enlightening conversation not only sheds light on Jenni's impactful work and personal growth but also offers valuable insights into the healing power of integrating mind, body, and spirit practices into recovery and wellness frameworks.


    Tune in for an engaging and uplifting discussion that promises to enrich your understanding of faith, healing, and personal transformation.


    Find out more about Kula for Karma at www.kulaforkarma.org


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    • 22 min
    Conquering Challenges Through Mindfulness and Gratitude with Tara | Episode 420

    Conquering Challenges Through Mindfulness and Gratitude with Tara | Episode 420

    Join host Jim Ellermeyer in an engaging episode of "Fishing Without Bait" with guest Tara from KeepComingBack.net. This episode delves into recovery and mindfulness, showcasing Tara’s journey through managing negative thoughts and emotions effectively using cognitive behavioral techniques.


    The discussion highlights the challenges and strategies related to Tara's recovery post-surgery, emphasizing the crucial role of gratitude in overcoming adversity. Tara shares personal insights on the importance of self-love and confidence, enhanced by practical advice on affirming personal truths through "I am" statements.


    Whether you’re on a path of recovery or interested in mental well-being, this episode provides valuable tools for fostering resilience and gratitude.


    For more enlightening stories, visit KeepComingBack.net and tune into "Fishing Without Bait" for more empowering discussions.


    Are you finding benefit from this show?  We appreciate any support with our Patreon page!  Pledge as little as $1 a month for extra clips, behind the scenes and more at www.patreon.com/fishingwithoutbait !


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    • 21 min
    Transformative Tales with Tara | Episode 419

    Transformative Tales with Tara | Episode 419

    In this thought-provoking episode of "Fishing Without Bait," host Jim Ellermeyer is joined by the insightful Tara from KeepComingBack.net. Tara delves into her poignant journey through the 12-step recovery process, exploring the deep connections between addiction recovery and spiritual growth. Her candid discussion reveals personal anecdotes about overcoming substance relapses with marijuana and the transformative power of spiritual connections, both in the context of the 12-step program and her unique experiences with spirit guides.


    Check out Tara’s “Speaker Tapes” at KeepComingBack.net


    Books mentioned: Jesus Calling https://amzn.to/3QgJk7p Emmett Fox - Around the year https://amzn.to/4b528hS 


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    • 22 min
    Transformative Journeys: Tara and the Power of 12-Step Recovery | Episode 418

    Transformative Journeys: Tara and the Power of 12-Step Recovery | Episode 418

    In this deeply engaging episode of "Fishing Without Bait," host Jim Ellermeyer welcomes back Tara Vierria, the passionate force behind KeepComingBack.net, a platform dedicated to sharing 12-step recovery stories. This episode not only delves into the mechanics of Tara's service work but also explores the profound impact of the 12-step recovery process on individuals' lives.


    Check out Tara’s “Speaker Tapes” at KeepComingBack.net


    Are you finding benefit from this show?  We appreciate any support with our Patreon page!  Pledge as little as $1 a month for extra clips, behind the scenes and more at www.patreon.com/fishingwithoutbait !


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    • 22 min
    Celebrating Self-Care and Mindful Living | Episode 417

    Celebrating Self-Care and Mindful Living | Episode 417

    In this enriching episode of "Fishing Without Bait," hosts Jim Ellermeyer and Producer Mike delve into the pivotal subject of self-care and the importance of mindful living. As a behavioral therapist, Jim alongside Mike, who steps out from his usual behind-the-scenes role, unpack discussions that resonate deeply with anyone struggling to balance life's demands with personal well-being.


    Self-Care Realizations:


    Mike shares his personal experience and the conscious decisions he made to prioritize self-care as he navigates a non-traditional work schedule and life’s various pressures. This discussion illuminates the universal challenge of finding time for oneself amid the hustle of daily responsibilities.


    Mindful Time Management:


    The concept of charting out activities in half-hour blocks over two weeks is explored to help listeners visualize and manage their time more effectively. This technique encourages a realistic assessment of how one spends their time, promoting better decisions about personal time investment.


    The Trap of Overcommitment:


    Jim and Mike discuss the stress and depletion that come from overcommitting—a common pitfall for many. They touch on learning to say "no" and the liberating philosophy of prioritizing activities that truly align with personal joy and fulfillment.


    Practical Mindfulness:


    The episode covers simple yet profound mindfulness exercises and the concept of "spa moments"—opportunities to infuse everyday life with periods of relaxation and introspection without needing a complete escape from routine.


    Cultural Reflections on Mental Health:


    They tackle the evolving perceptions of mental health issues, debunking myths and advocating for a compassionate understanding that transcends outdated stigmas.


    Entertaining and Enlightening Anecdotes:


    Including personal stories and light-hearted moments, such as Mike’s birthday self-care through simple pleasures like watching a movie, dining out, and enjoying a leisurely walk, which underscores the episode’s theme of living joyously.


    Philosophical Musings:


    Jim offers philosophical insights on living a life that's not only reactive to problems but proactive in cultivating happiness and health. They discuss existential dread and the societal pressure to constantly be productive, promoting a balanced view on productivity.


    Invitations to Listener Participation:


    The hosts encourage listeners to share their recovery stories and insights into personal growth, fostering a community of support and shared learning.


    This episode of "Fishing Without Bait" serves as a comprehensive guide to understanding and implementing self-care and mindfulness in one's life. It challenges listeners to reassess their priorities, embrace moments of peace, and make intentional choices that enhance their mental and emotional well-being. Join Jim and Mike as they explore how to navigate life's waters without the bait of societal expectations, empowering you to live authentically and freely.


    The Magic of Not Giving a F*** | Sarah Knight | TEDxCoconutGrove https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwRzjFQa_Og Jimmy Buffett - Once In A Lifetime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGa7r4cDWcY&t=1s


    Are you finding benefit from this show?  We appreciate any support with our Patreon page!  Pledge as little as $1 a month for extra clips, behind the scenes and more at www.patreon.com/fishingwithoutbait !


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    • 26 min
    Insights on Resilience and Identity with Mike Oglesbee | Fishing Without Bait 416

    Insights on Resilience and Identity with Mike Oglesbee | Fishing Without Bait 416

    In this enlightening episode of Fishing Without Bait, Jim Ellermeyer welcomes back Mike Oglesby, a captivating guest with profound insights into overcoming life's adversities and the power of choice in shaping our destinies. This conversation dives deep into Mike's personal journey of estrangement, self-discovery, and the subsequent wisdom he has gleaned from facing life's harsh realities head-on.


    Key Discussion Points:


    Estrangement and Self-Assertion: Mike opens up about his six-and-a-half-year journey of estrangement, prompted by standing up for himself and his family. This pivotal moment led him to confront inherited traits and beliefs, sparking a transformative self-reflection process.


    The Power of Choice: A central theme of the conversation is the realization that individuals have the autonomy to define their identity and path in life, contrary to being shaped by external expectations and societal norms.


    Navigating Life's Inequities: Mike and Jim discuss the futility of clinging to the concept of fairness in life. Emphasizing resilience, they explore the importance of reacting to life's challenges constructively, rather than being ensnared by the illusion of fairness.


    The Essence of Being: Touching on philosophical underpinnings, Mike shares his belief in the spiritual nature of human existence, advocating for a perspective that embraces life's absurdities and the inherent unpredictability of our experiences.


    Wisdom Through Adversity: Mike attributes his depth of understanding and empathy to the diverse and often painful experiences he has endured, highlighting the transformative power of navigating through darkness to find light.


    Realism and Dreaming: The dialogue underscores the balance between harboring big dreams and maintaining a realistic approach to achieving them, emphasizing the significance of imaginative thought in human progress while advocating for grounded action.


    Empathy, Healing, and Service: Mike's dedication to assisting others in overcoming mental health struggles, particularly anxiety and depression, is born from his personal battles. His approach is deeply rooted in empathy, understanding, and the desire to guide others towards healing and self-empowerment.


    Selective Engagement for Impact: Mike discusses his selective approach to coaching, choosing to work only with those ready to engage in transformative work, ensuring that his efforts are directed towards meaningful and effective change.


    Find out more about Mike Oglesbee at www.mikeoglesbee.com


    Are you finding benefit from this show?  We appreciate any support with our Patreon page!  Pledge as little as $1 a month for extra clips, behind the scenes and more at www.patreon.com/fishingwithoutbait !


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    • 22 min

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Mister Icarus ,

Excellent resource at no cost to the listener.

Jim Ellermeyer is a healer, a guide and a grounding point. Whether you are struggling or on top of the world, Jim has something valuable to offer. His tone, demeanor and thoughtfulness permeate the subject matter, and his mastery of the human condition are rare. Solid life council.

JGabb19 ,

Very helpful!

I love this podcast! Every time I listen, I feel like Jim is talking directly to me. He offers so much insight into what we can do to approach our lives with mindfulness, and to reach our full potential.
Thanks for a great podcast!

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