Sports Mental Edge with Dr. Diaz, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Doctor Diaz, a Sports Psychology Consultant with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Diaz focuses on teaching peak performance and mental wellness, primarily to athletes, through an embodied mind and body approach. Under high levels of stress, the human nervous system feed behavioral patterns that disrupt learned skills, resulting in under-performing. Conversely, an integrative mind and body therapeutic approach is designed to manage emotions to alleviate the overwhelmed nervous system. In so doing, athletes learn to shift stress-related body sensations to a felt sense awareness that promotes increased focused, resilience, and, consequently, improved performance.
To learn more about Dr. Diaz and his work, visit his website and his Facebook.
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Elemental Biohacking with Charlie Deist, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Charlie Deist, a writer and radio producer, regular guest host of The Bob Zadek Show, and master level MovNat trainer. Deist discusses the importance of primal intelligence in fitness, including the value in engaging with stresses from our natural environment and exposing ourselves to the elements.

His newest publication is a guide to “Elemental Biohacking” offering a natural method of Vitality, Resilience, and Connecting to Your Deep Nature using earth, fire, air and water. The PDF is free to new subscribers to his weekly newsletter on holistic, functional fitness. To learn more about Charlie and his work, visit his website, find him on MovNat, follow him on Twitter, or email him at chdeist@gmail.com.

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Origins with Joan Davis, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Joan Davis, a Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner, a Hakomi Sensorimotor Trauma Psychotherapist, and author of Origins: a body-based approach to developmental evolutionary process from preconception to standing. Davis describes her own background and what life experiences drove her engagement in self-exploration; she further details how she learned and practices body-mind centering, Hakomi, authentic movement, and pre and perinatal training. Davis details some of the content of the 9 spirals of her book Origins. To learn more about Joan Davis and her work, visit her website.

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Bestowing meaningful admiration with Dr. Stuart Sovatsky

Ostrolenk speaks with Dr. Stuart Sovatsky, a marriage-family therapist for 44 years and author of Advanced Spiritual Intimacy, Words From the Soul, and Your Perfect Lips. Their conversation arises from Dr. Sovatsky’s commentary on the strengths and weaknesses of the psychiatric-medicalization of life’s challenges which risks missing the full picture of their aliments and potential. Dr. Sovatsky discusses the maturation of character that comes by meaningful engagement with the stress and struggles in life, but not to over-focus on these events in the healing process. Rather, progress can be made through highlighting the client’s continued efforts, week by week, and focusing on positive events, compassion, and the bestowing meaningful admiration, not merely “mirroring” the client’s experience.

To learn more about Dr. Sovatsky and his work, find him on Facebook.

Today’s show is sponsored by Synergy Float Center.

MovNat with Erwan Le Corre, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Erwan Le Corre, founder of MovNat, a forward-thinking approach to fitness that educates people to physical capability for the real-world. Natural movement is a philosophy, practice, and lifestyle based on humanity’s ancestral roots. Le Corre discusses his pathway to developing MovNat, including the skills encouraged of him in childhood and his early resistance to conventional systems. Le Corre also details the differences between gym-based training and real-world training that teaches the whole body how to operate in its physical surroundings. Le Corre and his international team of instructors hold training workshops around the world, where participants rediscover, practice and master the movement skills of their nature-dwellling ancestors.

To learn more about his work and become certified visit his website. Online training is also available. And read his book “The Practice of Natural Movement.

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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.”
The paper includes Ten OCO Reform Options;

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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:

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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.

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To learn more about Owen Marcus and his work, visit EVRYMAN’s website.

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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.

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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.
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To learn more about Dr. Sanchez’s work and find her book, visit Four Sacred Gifts.

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.

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.

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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.

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To learn more about Josette and Ba Luvmour and their work, listen to their podcast Meetings with Remarkable Educators and read their books.

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