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Hi, I’m Tara Cole—aka RealityTC®, and I’m a writer from Minneapolis by way of the ad business. The Dog Mom Out podcast focuses on reinvention—the strangeness that is mid-life—and getting back to the things we love in a world full of chaos.

Rated PG-13 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/realitytc/support

RealityTC® Dog Mom Out‪.‬ RealityTC

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Hi, I’m Tara Cole—aka RealityTC®, and I’m a writer from Minneapolis by way of the ad business. The Dog Mom Out podcast focuses on reinvention—the strangeness that is mid-life—and getting back to the things we love in a world full of chaos.

Rated PG-13 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/realitytc/support

    EPISODE 7 | DOG MOM OUT SLEEP RETREAT - SLEEP STORY

    EPISODE 7 | DOG MOM OUT SLEEP RETREAT - SLEEP STORY

    We're spending the night at the Dog Mom Out Sleep Retreat. An island in the middle of somewhere, inhabited by the most wonderful dog companions, who just want to help you get a good night's sleep. Your boat guide, Catch... er Chase, is ready to take you there!

    FORMAT:
    Show intro
    Relaxation
    Story
    Ambient soundscape

    Tara Cole—aka RealityTC®, is a writer from Minneapolis by way of the ad business.  The RealityTC® Dog Mom Out podcast focuses on reinvention—the strangeness that is mid-life—and getting back to the creative things we love. 

    Topics include:  Relaxing, letting go of negativity, magical travels, dogs, nature and soothing sounds.

    Self-rated: G (No explicit language in this episode. Suitable for all ages.)

    LINKS:
    Website: https://www.realitytc.com
    Support: https://www.realitytc.com/support
    Shop: https://www.zazzle.com/realitytc
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/realitytc
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realitytc/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realitytc

    SHOW CREDITS:

    Story, 'Dog Mom Out Sleep Retreat,' written and produced by Tara Cole.

    Opening lullaby licensed by MelodyLoops.com—license number available upon request.

    Sound effects licensed by AudioJungle.net

    GEAR:
    Microphone: Audio-Technica AT3035
    Preamp: Focusrite Clarett 4Pre
    Processor: dbx 286s
    Edit and Mix: Pro Tools
    Studio: “The Blanket Fort”

    Copyright 2019© RealityTC®. All rights reserved.


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    • 1 hr
    EPISODE 6 | PASSION, DOUBT & BELIEVING IN YOURSELF

    EPISODE 6 | PASSION, DOUBT & BELIEVING IN YOURSELF

    Hi, I’m Tara Cole—aka RealityTC®, and I’m a writer from Minneapolis by way of the ad business.  The RealityTC® Dog Mom Out podcast focuses on reinvention—the strangeness that is mid-life—and getting back to the creative things we love. 

    In this episode, I explore the science of how we go from that first spark of passion that results in a great idea, to making it a reality by improving our mindset, to turning our thoughts into beliefs that will boost our self-confidence.

    Topics include:  Idea generation, creativity, inspiration, self-doubt, fixed vs. growth mindset, challenging negative beliefs.

    Self-rated: PG-13 (No explicit language in this episode.)

    LINKS:
    Website: https://www.realitytc.com
    Support: https://www.realitytc.com/support
    Shop: https://www.zazzle.com/realitytc
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/realitytc
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realitytc/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realitytc

    SHOW CREDITS:
    Special thanks to Sun Channel for our music soundtrack, Peaceful Indie Blues, provided by Audio Jungle and licensed for Music Mass Reproduction. 

    Other music tracks licensed by MelodyLoops.com—license numbers available upon request.
    AG Music, ‘The Circles Of Life’
    Manuel Ochoa, ‘Intimate Pianist’
    Maxim Panchenko, 'Dancing Rainbow'
    Yoav Alyagon, 'Spread Your Electro Wings'
    Eitan Epstein Music, ‘Positive Thoughts’

    REFERENCES:
    Fast Company, What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea by Vivian Giang
    Your 5 Brainwaves: Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta and Gamma
    Why We Have Our Best Ideas in the Shower: The Science of Creativity, by Leo Widrich
    The Boston Globe, When being distracted is a good thing, by Jan Brogan
    The Washington Post, With Brain Science Doubt Can Be A Distant Memory by WP BrandStudio/Strayer University
    Fixed vs. Growth Mindset test by Carol Dweck
    Success Magazine, Your Thoughts Create Your Beliefs, by Steve Rizzo 

    BOOKS:
    The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain by Alice Flaherty
    Your Creative Brain, by Shelley Carson, PhD


    GEAR:
    Microphone: Audio-Technica AT3035
    Preamp: Focusrite Clarett 4Pre
    Processor: dbx 286s
    Edit and Mix: Pro Tools
    Studio: “The Blanket Fort”

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    • 20 min
    EPISODE 5 | FOOLING YOUR FEAR

    EPISODE 5 | FOOLING YOUR FEAR

    Hi, I’m Tara Cole—aka RealityTC®, and I’m a writer from Minneapolis by way of the ad business. The Dog Mom Out podcast focuses on reinvention—the strangeness that is midlife—and getting back to the things we love while we navigate life's craziness.

    In Episode 5, I explore tools to manage fear: How our primitive prefrontal cortex responds to fear before our conscious mind does and what we can do to work around it.

    Topics Include:
    Intuition, brain function, fight or flight, fairytales, the Iowa Gambling Task, Mel Robbins 5 Second Rule

    Self-rated: PG-13 (No explicit language in this episode.)

    LINKS:
    Website: https://www.realitytc.com
    Support: https://www.realitytc.com/support
    Shop: https://www.zazzle.com/realitytc
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/realitytc
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realitytc/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realitytc

    SHOW CREDITS:
    Special thanks to Sun Channel for our music soundtrack, Peaceful Indie Blues, provided by Audio Jungle and licensed for Music Mass Reproduction. 

    Other music tracks licensed by MelodyLoops.com—license numbers available upon request.
    AG Music, 'The Circles of Life' and  'Timeless Memories'
    Alex Borg, ‘Slide Blues Indent’
    Manuel Ochoa, ‘Intimate Pianist’
    Sergio Schnitzler, 'East to West'
    Eitan Epstein Music, 'Positive Thoughts'

    REFERENCE MATERIALS:
    The Billy Goats Gruff (fairytale)
    Take Control of Your Life: How to Silence Fear and Win the Mental Game by Mel Robbins (Audible Exclusive)
    The Five Second Rule by Mel Robbins
    The Importance of Being Scared: Polish Nobel Laureate Wisława Szymborska on Fairy Tales and the Necessity of Fear by Maria Popova
    Staying in Control: How The Prefrontal Cortex Helps Us Be Human by Professor Amy Arnsten
    Adult Children of Alcoholics – world service organization
    The Iowa Gambling Task by Antonia Damasio
    How to Find The Best Therapist for You – Psychology Today
    Calm App

    RealityTC Episode 5 | YOUR SUMMER READS

    GEAR:
    Microphone: Audio-Technica AT3035
    Preamp: Focusrite Clarett 4Pre
    Processor: dbx 286s
    Edit and Mix: Pro Tools
    Studio: “The Blanket Fort”

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    • 23 min
    EPISODE 4 | FREEDOM TO FAIL

    EPISODE 4 | FREEDOM TO FAIL

    Hi, I’m Tara Cole—aka RealityTC®, and I’m a writer from Minneapolis by way of the ad business. The Dog Mom Out podcast focuses on reinvention—the strangeness that is midlife—and getting back to the things we love in a world full of chaos.

    In Episode 4, I explore pursuing a creative path as a perfectionist, and my thoughts on dealing with failure and rejection. I also discuss pursuing a creative path later in life, Leslie Odem's book, Failing Up, and how I stay creatively motivated, i.e., where I get my Inspiration Juice!

    Topics Include:
    Perfectionism, failure, rejection, motivation, goals and attitude. 

    Self-rated: PG-13 (No explicit language in this episode.)

    LINKS:
    Website: https://www.realitytc.com
    Support: https://www.realitytc.com/support
    Shop: https://www.zazzle.com/realitytc
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/realitytc
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realitytc/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realitytc

    SHOW CREDITS:
    Special thanks to Sun Channel for our music soundtrack, Peaceful Indie Blues, provided by Audio Jungle and licensed for Music Mass Reproduction. 

    Other music tracks licensed by MelodyLoops.com—license numbers available upon request.
    Alex Borg, ‘Slide Blues Indent’
    AG Music, 'Timeless Memories'
    Erick McNerney, 'Contemplative Stars'
    Manuel Ochoa, ‘Deep Blues’, ‘Intimate Pianist’
    Eitan Epstein Music, 'Positive Thoughts'

    Book recommendation:   
    Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning by Leslie Odem Jr.

    Podcast recommendation:
    Creative Pep Talk — with Andy Pizza

    RealityTC Episode 3 | PICKING UP WHERE YOU LEFT OFF

    GEAR:
    Microphone: Audio-Technica AT3035
    Preamp: Focusrite Clarett 4Pre
    Processor: dbx 286s
    Edit and Mix: Pro Tools
    Studio: “The Blanket Fort”

    Copyright 2019© RealityTC®. All rights reserved.


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    • 23 min
    EPISODE 3 | PICKING UP WHERE YOU LEFT OFF

    EPISODE 3 | PICKING UP WHERE YOU LEFT OFF

    Hi, I’m Tara Cole—aka RealityTC®, and I’m a writer from Minneapolis by way of the ad business. The Dog Mom Out podcast focuses on reinvention—the strangeness that is midlife—and getting back to the things we love in a world full of chaos. 

    In this episode, I explore my personal experiences on the creative path and ways to reconnect with your creativity.

    Topics include: Creativity, the creative process, the creative journey, tricking the brain with sideways actions and tracking our projects when things are going well. 

    Self-rated: PG-13 (No explicit language in this episode.)

    LINKS:
    Website: https://www.realitytc.com
    Support: https://www.realitytc.com/support
    Shop: https://www.zazzle.com/realitytc
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/realitytc
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realitytc/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realitytc

    SHOW CREDITS:
    Special thanks to Sun Channel for our music soundtrack, Peaceful Indie Blues, provided by Audio Jungle and licensed for Music Mass Reproduction. 

    Other music tracks licensed by MelodyLoops.com—license numbers available upon request.
    AG Music, ‘The Circles Of Life’
    Manuel Ochoa, ‘Deep Blues’, ‘Intimate Pianist’
    Eitan Epstein Music, ‘Parisian Night Jazz’
    Sergio Schnitzler, ‘East To West’

    Journaling app mentioned:   
    Day One https://www.dayoneapp.com

    GEAR:
    Microphone: Audio-Technica AT3035
    Preamp: Focusrite Clarett 4Pre
    Processor: dbx 286s
    Edit and Mix: Pro Tools
    Studio: “The Blanket Fort”

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    • 25 min
    REALITYTC S1 EP2 - COPING WITH CHANGE

    REALITYTC S1 EP2 - COPING WITH CHANGE

    Hi, I’m Tara Cole—aka RealityTC®, and I’m a writer from Minneapolis by way of the ad business. The Dog Mom Out podcast focuses on reinvention—the strangeness that is mid-life—and getting back to the things we love in a world full of chaos. 

    In this episode, I explore ideas for coping with change.

    Topics include the nature of change, accepting the present moment, meditation, positive vs. neutral thinking, relationships and change, journaling and creating resilience.

    Self-rated: PG-13 (No explicit language in this episode.)

    LINKS:
    Website: https://www.realitytc.com
    Support: https://www.realitytc.com/support
    Shop: https://www.zazzle.com/realitytc
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/realitytc
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realitytc/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realitytc

    SHOW CREDITS:
    Special thanks to Sun Channel for our music soundtrack, Peaceful Indie Blues, provided by Audio Jungle and licensed for Music Mass Reproduction. 

    Other music tracks licensed by MelodyLoops.com—license numbers available upon request.
    AG Music, ‘The Circles Of Life’
    Manuel Ochoa, ‘Deep Blues’, ‘Intimate Pianist’ and ‘Magical Stars’
    Eitan Epstein Music, ‘Parisian Night Jazz’
    Sergio Schnitzler, ‘East To West’

    The following reference materials contributed ideas to this podcast:

    The Harvard Gazette, April 9th, 2018, When science meets mindfulness, Researchers study how it seems to change the brain in depressed patients. by Alvin Powell https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/04/harvard-researchers-study-how-mindfulness-may-change-the-brain-in-depressed-patients/

    The Problem With Positive Thinking, Psychology Today, Joel Mindon, Ph.D. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cbt-and-me/201608/the-problem-positive-thinking

    10 Ways to Cope With Big Changes, Psychology Today, Stephanie Q. Sarkis, Ph.D. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/10-ways-cope-big-changes

    Meditation Apps Mentioned
    Headspace https://www.headspace.com
    Calm https://www.calm.com/

    Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way, Morning Pages free writing exercise.

    Self-Care Video youtube.com/realitytc

    GEAR:
    Microphone: Audio-Technica AT3035
    Preamp: Focusrite Clarett 4Pre
    Processor: dbx 286s
    Edit and Mix: Pro Tools
    Studio: “The Blanket Fort”

    Copyright 2019© RealityTC®. All rights reserved.


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    • 20 min

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