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It’s about living a life without definitive expectations and learning to fish without bait.


Rebooting Life with Andrew DiNardo | Episode 226
Jan 21 • 21 min
Jim Ellermeyer is continuing his conversation with Andrew DiNardo about his weight loss including discovering and dealing with his genetic and developed health conditions, what gastric bypass and surgery routes really mean for your life, changing your…
Fishing Without Bait 225: Changing Mindest with Andrew DiNardo
Jan 14 • 20 min
Jim Ellermeyer is continuing his conversation with Andrew DiNardo about his weight loss and continuing to deal with body images as he adapts to losing 200 pounds after gastric bypass surgery. They discuss his battling with depression, a time when he had…
Losing 200 Pounds with Andrew DiNardo | Episode 224
Jan 7 • 18 min
Jim Ellermeyer is chatting with Andrew DiNardo, who is sharing his incredible story of losing over 200 pounds between surgery and life style change. Andrew discusses his life growing up and responding to what the weight did in his life, the damage words…
Who is Living Your Life | Episode 223
Dec 30, 2019 • 18 min
Experiences with Santina Grace | Episode 222
Dec 17, 2019 • 20 min
James Ellermeyer is joined by clairvoyant and empath, Santina Grace, to continue talking about experiences with readings and connecting people, one instance of working with someone that wasn’t prepared for the experience, what it is people are usually…
Connecting with the Other Side with Santina Grace | Episode 221
Dec 10, 2019 • 20 min
James Ellermeyer is joined by clairvoyant and empath, Santina Grace, to continue talking about her development and some of the groups she works with in the greater Pittsburgh area, a psychic compared to a clairvoyant, the interpretation of heaven and…
Growing Up Clairvoyant with Santina Grace | Episode 220
Dec 3, 2019 • 21 min
James Ellermeyer is joined by clairvoyant and empath, Santina Grace, discussing her awareness, experiences as a 4 year old discovering it, learning how to deal with seeing life a different way, feeling people’s feeling, and coping with her differences.…
Living Like a Tourist with Brian Crawford | Episode 219
Nov 26, 2019 • 18 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his chat with Brian Crawford as they discuss more about the details of PGHMuseums.org and the directory they are building, using Social Media imagery to help build an audience in advance of the official launch, and the wide…
Building Your Own Path and PGHMuseums.org with Brian Crawford | Episode 218
Nov 19, 2019 • 18 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his chat with Brian Crawford as they discuss his reaction to people doubting his efforts, making his own path when others may derail plans, his successful Bushy Run Reenactment video that was a result of equipment failures,…
Creating Passion Projects with Brian Crawford | Episode 217
Nov 12, 2019 • 17 min
Jim Ellermeyer talks with Brian Crawford as he’s about to launch PGHMuseums.org, being a part of a big project like this, being busy, the inception of The River’s Edge building an online radio from scratch, starting and staying with a project, and more!…
Arc Manor with Dr Michael Watterson | Episode 216
Nov 5, 2019 • 18 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his conversation with Dr Michael Watterson at Arc Manor in discussing what is left of a person when they remove the coping mechanism of a substance abuse, continuing with a toolbox, patience, and motivation to continue to improve,…
Continuing Recovery with Dr Michael Watterson | Episode 215
Oct 29, 2019 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his conversation with Dr Michael Watterson at Arc Manor in discussing what is left of a person when they remove the coping mechanism of a substance abuse, continuing with a toolbox, patience, and motivation to continue to improve,…
The Path with Dr Michael Watterson | Episode 214
Oct 22, 2019 • 18 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Dr Michael Watterson at Arc Manor discussing his early path to a PH.D, changing his schools and path many times, getting out of a comfort zone, giving compassion to others and not ourselves, dealing with racing thoughts, and…
Relationships that Enhance You with Joanna Lowe | Episode 213
Oct 15, 2019 • 20 min
Jim Ellermeyer chats with the returning singer/actress Joanna Lowe as they wrap their discussion about relationships by looking at how we view our own relationships, realizing incompatibilities, and meeting someone’s needs, her requirements for a best…
Emotions and Relationships with Joanna Lowe | Episode 212
Oct 8, 2019 • 18 min
Jim Ellermeyer chats with the returning singer/actress Joanna Lowe as she talks about templates and what we love in life, separating who people are from who they say they are, other people’s ideas of needing to be in a commitment, escaping “happily ever…
Adolescent Relationships with Joanna Lowe | Episode 211
Oct 1, 2019 • 17 min
Jim Ellermeyer chats with the returning singer/actress Joanna Lowe as she talks about adolescents and feeling like one is being heard, feeling helpless to help someone through their emotional trauma, and persuing someone who does not value you. Joanna…
Finding Your Tribe For You | Episode 210
Sep 24, 2019 • 19 min
Jim Ellermeyer is talking about the feeling of belonging. What is it that separates you from the crowd, and connecting with your group that accepts you, do no harm to other individuals, our template for people to be with us, and a case for individualism,…
Looking in our Minds with Mindflow Meditation | Episode 209
Sep 17, 2019 • 18 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Jason Marcieski of Mindflow Meditation to talk about looking into your mind and the importance of guided meditation for some to deal with their problems and more about what Mindflow Meditation does and their approach to…
More than Mindfulness with Mindflow Meditation | Episode 208
Sep 10, 2019 • 18 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Jason Marcieski of Mindflow Meditation to talk about how Manu need more than meditation as we know it, shutting down the chatter and disconnection in your head, creating an anchor, and embracing chaos in your life. Find out…
Catching up with Mindflow Meditation | Episode 207
Sep 3, 2019 • 22 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Jason Marcieski of Mindflow Meditation to talk about his journey here with his rare muscular disorder, going back to meditation in his life, the realization of living in “the swirl”, Apeiron meditation, and some of the…
Joanna Lowe on Stepping Up | Episode 206
Aug 27, 2019 • 24 min
Jim Ellermeyer chats with the returning singer/actress Joanna Lowe as she discusses expanding herself and the opportunities to attempt to get your art out and get comfortable with the concept and testing it out, journaling and giving yourself permission,…
Joanna Lowe on Not Wasting | Episode 205
Aug 19, 2019 • 22 min
Jim Ellermeyer chats with the returning singer/actress Joanna Lowe as she discusses her progress in life, staying away from screens, not allowing jobs to steel her time and happiness, setting the bar for success and being terrified in doing the art she…
Life with Lyda | Episode 204
Aug 13, 2019 • 27 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Lydia from the United Kingdom to talk about Borderline Personality Disorder, what happens with the diagnosis, mental healthcare in her country, an unsupportive family, making a cup of tea, and Jim explains further BPD. You can…
The Rules to Be With You | Episode 203
Aug 6, 2019 • 18 min
Jim Ellermeyer is back to talk with us about what are the requirements for being with you, and how does that apply to dating and job interviews and the Basic Bill Human of rights. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or look…
Down the Rabbit Hole | FLASHBACK Episode 36
Jul 30, 2019 • 12 min
Jim Eellermeyer discusses our minds and lives going “down the rabbit hole”. We discuss the song inside ourselves, and giving yourself permission to unleash that song and go down the rabbit hole in your life and venture into the unknown. Challenge: Allow…
Kintsugi Part 2: Episode 202
Jul 23, 2019 • 13 min
Jim Ellermeyer is discussing the concept of Kintsugi - the art of precious scars. Look further at loneliness and those around us and the experiences that shape our lives, misfit toys, learning from our scars, and more. Jim gets a tattoo with Jake Steel…
Kintsugi Part 1 | Episode 201
Jul 16, 2019 • 13 min
Jim Ellermeyer is discussing the concept of Kintsugi - the art of precious scars. We look at the day to day and putting our first foot forward in repairing ourselves, identifying what NOT to do, cleansing our minds, and loneliness. Subscribe to our…
12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 5 | Episode 200
Jul 9, 2019 • 17 min
Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change. We are discussing the Maintenance Steps starting with step 10 - continue to take personal inventory and admit when you are wrong. Step 11 is…
12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 4 | Fishing Without Bait 199
Jul 2, 2019 • 12 min
Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change. We start with step 6: being entirely prepared to have God remove your defects of character and Step 7: Letting them go. We look at changing things…
12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 3 | Episode 198
Jun 25, 2019 • 14 min
Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change. We discuss Step 4, making a fearless and searching moral inventory of ourselves. We talk about making our making our list to resentment, fears, and…
12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 2 | Episode 197
Jun 18, 2019 • 19 min
Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change. We continue our discussion on Step 2 and the concept of a higher power, what faith is, using our “I choose” words, the 3rd step of in the decision…
12 Step Recovery and Behavioral Change Part 1 | Episode 196
Jun 10, 2019 • 19 min
Jim Ellermeyer is back this week discussing 12 Step Recovery and how it can be used for Behavioral Change. We discuss the first step: admitting that our lives are unmanageable. We look at what identifies an unmanageable live, looking at the definition of…
Mindful Music | Episode 195
Jun 4, 2019 • 16 min
This week we look back at the musical performances from the show! Featured in this episode: Sheena Carroll "The Well" Sheena Carroll "Mercy" Janelle Burdell "The Story of Udu" Nick Eiben "Fragile" You can find more of Sheena Carroll's work online on…
Gratitude with Professor Buzzkill | Episode 194
May 28, 2019 • 20 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with Podcaster Professor Buzzkill and The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton. They continue to talk about the book’s take on gratitude, mindfulness and more! “Your vibe creates your tribe…” Check out Professor…
Vexations with Professor Buzzkill | Fishing Without Bait 193
May 22, 2019 • 22 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with Podcaster Professor Buzzkill and The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton. They continue to talk about the vexations in our lives, contemplation and action and more! Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher,…
Professor Buzzkill | Episode 192
May 14, 2019 • 20 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by fellow Podcaster Professor Buzzkill as we discuss his path into history, and the beginnings of a talk about The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or look for it…
Ending the Cycle with Emily | Episode 191
May 7, 2019 • 17 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Emily wrap their conversation talking more about her cycle of cleaning up and jail, getting sober along with her father, snapping her out of the cycle, the things she had done because of drugs, the sense of relief one day…
Willpower and Surrender with Emily | Episode 190
Apr 30, 2019 • 19 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Emily are continuing their conversation on what addiction feels like, a matter of willpower and how helpless she felt going back to drugs after she left prison, surrendering to the need to work on herself and return to…
Identity with Emily | Episode 189
Apr 23, 2019 • 22 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Emily for the next few episodes to discuss her path to recovery. We look at her self esteem and identity growing up, getting into drinking and doing drugs at a young age, reacting to his brother’s death, and losing herself.…
Confidence and Presence With Natalie Bencivenga | Episode 188
Apr 16, 2019 • 22 min
Jim Ellermeyer spends some more time catching up with Natalie Bencivenga about arrogance and confidence and being a positive influence, time with kairos and chronos, the individual’s bill of rights, and more! “You are enough. Just where you our. Just what…
Waterfall With Natalie Bencivenga | Episode 187
Apr 9, 2019 • 22 min
Jim Ellermeyer spends some more time catching up with Natalie Bencivenga about working with time as they do a time traveling exercise, talk about resetting your lives like our computers using exercise and yoga, applying action and effort, not worrying…
Miss Macross vs Batman | Episode 186
Apr 2, 2019 • 17 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined again by musician and writer Sheena Carroll and her band mate Steve Banks to continue their conversation about working together in a band, social anxiety, Sheena releasing her chat book Miss Macross vs Batman. Find out more about…
Helping Girls Write with Sheena Carroll | Episode 185
Mar 26, 2019 • 23 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined again by musician and writer Sheena Carroll and her band mate Steve Banks as we touch base with Sheena about Girls Write Pittsburgh and making a difference and helping build empowerment, working through the fear of creating,…
Dark Times with Sheena Carroll and Steve Banks | Episode 184
Mar 19, 2019 • 24 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined again by musician and writer Sheena Carroll and her band mate Steve Banks as we learn a bit about him, how they connected in making music over Fastball songs, his dealing with recovering from a back injury over several years, and…
New Perspectives With Natalie Bencivenga | Episode 183
Mar 13, 2019 • 24 min
James Ellermeyer is joined by Natalie Bencivenga to continue their conversation about her path, including leaving medical school at 22, the influence of her grandmother and strong women in her life, reading a poem about her grandmother in her earlier life…
Transformation With Natalie Bencivenga | Episode 182
Mar 5, 2019 • 24 min
James Ellermeyer is joined by Natalie Bencivenga who is excited about changes in her life. We discuss her upbringing including going to medical school and the pressures she put on herself, listening to yourself, the lessons of integrity and creative arts,…
Off to India with Liss Victory and Krish Mohan | Episode 181
Feb 26, 2019 • 20 min
Jim Ellermeyer is rejoined by friends singer/songwriter Liss Victory and comedian Krish Mohan discuss technology that doesn’t help people, subliminal messaging, media controlling emotions and group think. We also discuss their upcoming trip to India…
Different Ideas with Liss Victory and Krish Mohan | Episode 180
Feb 19, 2019 • 20 min
Jim Ellermeyer is rejoined by friends singer/songwriter Liss Victory and comedian Krish Mohan discuss Ikigai, Krish talks about his style of comedy and ending a set, dealing with criticism of his material and in life, keeping from allowing money to guide…
Taking a Chance with with Liss Victory and Krish Mohan | Fishing Without Bait 179
Feb 12, 2019 • 21 min
Jim Ellermeyer is rejoined by friends singer/songwriter Liss Victory and comedian Krish Mohan as they give advice for people looking to become a musician and get in front of people, deciding to stick with music over journalism, dealing with expectations…
On Tour with Liss Victory and Krish Mohan | Episode 178
Feb 6, 2019 • 16 min
Jim Ellermeyer is rejoined by friends singer/songwriter Liss Victory and comedian Krish Mohan as we catch up with their touring and album releases and preparing for those events, expecting audiences, the wear and tear on being on the road for an extended…
Of Chronos and Kairos time | Episode 177
Jan 29, 2019 • 13 min
Jim Ellermeyer is talking about those catalytic moments in our lives. We discuss Chronos, or clock time, and Kairos time and seizing the moment and the greek roots. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or look for it on your…
Future Self with John Rodin | Episode 176
Jan 22, 2019 • 22 min
Jim Eellermeyer is joined by professional wrestler John Rodin to talk about putting in the work to create opportunities, the sacrifices he puts into pro wrestling, showing passion to help other people, and becoming your future self. “Your new life is at…
Making Changes with John Rodin | Episode 175
Jan 15, 2019 • 23 min
Jim Eellermeyer is joined by professional wrestler John Rodin to talk about turning his experiences into inspiration for others, how he came to the realization to change things, how unrecognizable his former self is, setting goals in professional…
Wrestling With Perceptions with John Rodin | Fishing Without Bait 174
Jan 8, 2019 • 23 min
Jim Eellermeyer is joined by professional wrestler John Rodin to talk about perceptions of things you don’t understand, like pro wrestling, perceptions on Social Media, John’s perceptions working at a prison, using his negative energy to fuel something…
New Year’s Anti Resolutions | Episode 173
Jan 1, 2019 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer looks at New Year’s Resolutions, making intentions instead of resolutions, setting up a “not to do list’, dropping the rock, things coming back to you, natural time, and more! “Resolutions are roadmaps for failure” Don’t know Jim’s Origin…
The Humanity of it All | Fishing Without Bait 172
Dec 21, 2018 • 23 min
Jim Ellermeyer is gearing up for the holidays as we discuss the hurried nature everyone is in, we go back and look at what humanity means. Treating others with compassion regardless of how you know them or your pre conceived notions. Subscribe to our…
Good Will Toward Men | Fishing Without Bait 171
Dec 11, 2018 • 21 min
Jim Ellermeyer has some fun with Christmas and disconnecting from television before we take on a topic from our Twitter friends. We discuss tendencies to not help others in our world, whether it be people in front of us that look different or what you can…
Buddha Stories | Fishing Without Bait 170
Dec 4, 2018 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer comes to us this week with a coming to us with a collection of stories from the Buddha. Stories about creating instead of destroying, giving to others, and a reminder that time is always moving and we are always changing. Subscribe to our…
Tattooed - “I Am” and “I Choose” | Fishing Without Bait 169
Nov 27, 2018 • 22 min
Jim Ellermeyer is here this week to talk about his new tattoos “I am” and “I choose” and the importance of those phrases and how we can trick out brain into positivity. Also, when we present quotes, and communicate the meaning to you behind them, being…
Coming Out of Desperation with Joe Marchesani | Fishing Without Bait 168
Nov 20, 2018 • 22 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his conversation with friend and yoga instructor Joe Marchesani about how he was covering his sexuality, learning to love, self compassion, working through his recovery, the gift of desperation, and his life today. Catch Parts 1…
The Journey with Joe Marchesani | Fishing Without Bait 167
Nov 13, 2018 • 23 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his conversation with friend and yoga instructor Joe Marchesani about being heard, Mr Rogers, “I Am” statements, starting the journey to discover yourself and finding that other individual you can be safe with, being pulled from…
Discovering Yourself with Joe Marchesani | Fishing Without Bait 166
Nov 6, 2018 • 20 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by yoga instructor Joe Marchesani about his relationship with himself, his wanting to be better than other people, learning how to speak to yourself, the feeling of the need to be cared for, and more! “People who were not me feel…
Finding Perspective | Fishing Without Bait 165
Oct 30, 2018 • 23 min
Jim Ellermeyer and his producer are talking about looking at perspective in your life. Producer Mike does this by talking with people when he drives them home on Lyft. We discuss learning to take advice, lessons from Jack Black’s Shallow Hal, and more!…
Mindful Social Media | Fishing Without Bait 164
Oct 23, 2018 • 16 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues to explore the Hivemind and the motivations behind it. Producer Michael Sorg talks about the positive side of Social Media and privacy, some big tips for protecting yourself online, determining what part of you is online, and how…
Exploring the Hivemind | Fishing Without Bait 163
Oct 16, 2018 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer is discussing the hive mind concept and how it applies to recent events, which dives into the positives and dangers of Social Media with producer Michael Sorg, and how to deal with the negativity, diving into the group think on the…
More Good Vibrations with Janelle Burdell | Fishing Without Bait 162
Oct 9, 2018 • 16 min
Jim Ellermeyer and drummer Janelle Burdell continue their discussion about changing the frequencies in our lives and converting those into action, moving to what she’s doing now, zen drums, recording, making sounds, riding the wave of emotion, vibration…
Rhytm and Vibrations with Janelle Burdell | Episode 161
Oct 2, 2018 • 16 min
Jim Ellermeyer and drummer Janelle Burdell continue their discussion about loneliness of our artists and those in these “social” technologies online, fixing the person instead of their environment, the importance of rhythm and vibrations to energy, and…
Voice and Attention with Janelle Burdell | Episode 160
Sep 25, 2018 • 16 min
Jim Ellermeyer and drummer Janelle Burdell continue their discussion about getting familiar with your own voice, being heard, growing up as a drummer, getting out of the expectations set upon girls to not be loud, detaching from our cell phones and…
Being a Girl Drummer with Janelle Burdell | Episode 159
Sep 18, 2018 • 21 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by drummer Janelle Burdell to talk about her journey in drumming and discovering the healing properties of sound. She discusses working with Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart to develop his Ramu drums, working in San Francisco, being a…
Becoming a Singer with Nick Eiben | Episode 158
Sep 11, 2018 • 17 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by singer/songwriter Nick Eiben talk about things he wants to work on, awareness, discusses becoming a singer when he only intended to be a song writer and work in other bands, and we listen to track from his most recent music…
Bullying with Nick Eiben | Episode 157
Sep 4, 2018 • 14 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by singer/songwriter Nick Eiben as he talks about overcoming the bullying over his stuttering condition, advise for those going through trying times in school, being a friend, using humor and we listen to track from his first…
Fishing Without Bait 156: Creating Music with Nick Eiben
Aug 28, 2018 • 22 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by singer/songwriter Nick Eiben to chat about about poetry and lyrics in context , embracing creativity, influences with Elvis, the joy of dancing, resonating music such as Metallica and Nirvana, going ahead and starting to learn…
12 Steps Part 4: Walking the Walk | Episode 155
Aug 21, 2018 • 17 min
Jim Ellermeyer takes us through the next 3 steps of the 12 Step Program where we discuss taking an evaluation of our life, asking for the energy to carry out what must be done, sharing your experiences to keep yourself fresh, being consistent and walking…
12 Steps Part 3: Cleaning Your Emotional Fridge | Episode 154
Aug 14, 2018 • 17 min
Jim Ellermeyer takes us through the next 3 steps of the 12 Step Program where we discuss cleaning out our emotions and our lives, making lists of resentments, fears, and of sex, how resentments and fears lead to anxiety, how it’s our secrets that keep us…
Energy of our Lives with Joyce Crock | Episode 153
Aug 1, 2018 • 19 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his conversation Joyce Crock of Sparkledragon’s Magical Emporium about how one actually practices witchcraft, the meanings of stones, energy flow. We talk about her family’s history with the spiritual that sparked her interest,…
What is a Witch With Joyce Crock | Episode 152
Jul 31, 2018 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Joyce Crock of Sparkledragon’s Magical Emporium to discuss the concept of witches and the misconceptions with the Pagan practice, connection with the earth, healing, the poisoning of the earth, the differences between Wicca,…
The Music | Fishing Without Bait 151
Jul 24, 2018 • 11 min
This week we revisit our talented friends that have joined us in past episodes as we feature Jasmine Tate "Coming Alive" , Sheena Carroll: "Knots In My Hair", and Liss Victory "Kodachrome Heart". Jasemine Tate is Singer/Songwriter, Blogger, Leader, and…
Jason Marcieski on Mindflow | Episode 150
Jul 17, 2018 • 16 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined this week by Jason Marcieski of Mindflow in Murrysville, PA to discuss his transformation in life to where he is with Mindflow now as a practice. He discusses some of the philosophies and techniques at the facility and how that…
Jason Marcieski on Mindflow | Episode 149
Jul 10, 2018 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined this week by Jason Marcieski of Mindflow in Murrysville, PA to discuss his life attempting to become a director in Los Angeles, his years as a financial services career before suffering from a rare muscular disease, starting to…
Risks and Kindness with James Buckley | Episode 148
Jul 3, 2018 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by an old friend in musician James Buckley with more stories of working together in a holistic mental health facility, taking risks, accepting compliments, random acts of kindness, and more! James Buckley is a musician and…
The Sum of Life with James Buckley | Episode 147
Jun 26, 2018 • 16 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by an old friend in musician James Buckley to discuss their history working together in a holistic mental health facility, being the sum of their experiences, creativity, action, and more! James Buckley is a musician and…
James Buckley on Sing To Stop Domestic Violence | Episode 146
Jun 19, 2018 • 16 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with musician James Buckley about his involvement with the Sing To Stop Domestic Violence event. In this part, they talk about the steps towards getting our of an abusive situation and make the best decisions for…
James Buckley Discusses Domestic Violence | Episode 145
Jun 12, 2018 • 16 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by an old friend in musician James Buckley about his involvement with the Sing To Stop Domestic Violence event. We discuss the what leads to these situations, from the fear to the connections, the power of the offender, how the…
12 Steps Part 2: Taking Moral Inventory and Resentments | Episode 144
Jun 5, 2018 • 21 min
Jim Ellermeyer takes us through the next 3 steps of the 12 Step Program including taking a moral inventory of your life, your resentments, being selfish or dishonest in an emotional relationship with another, working with a trusted person, and more!…
12 Steps Part 1: Admission and the Higher Power | Fishing Without Bait 143
May 29, 2018 • 19 min
Jim Ellermeyer takes us through the first 3 steps of the 12 Step Program from admitting your powerlessness over your addiction and identifying that with your authentic self, believing in a higher power and converting that into faith, and deciding to turn…
Bipolar Disorder Tilt A Whirl with Chris Whitlatch | Episode 142
May 22, 2018 • 11 min
Christopher Whitlatch concludes his discussion about dealing with bipolar disorder with Jim Ellermeyer with a discussion on listening, how his experience feels like a Tilt a Whirl, the symptoms to look for and how to start moving in the direction for…
Getting Help for Bipolar Disorder with Chris Whitlatch | Episode 141
May 15, 2018 • 14 min
Christopher Whitlatch continues his discussion about dealing with bipolar disorder with Jim Ellermeyer including having the strength to accept help, the importance of having his partner in sessions from time to time and understanding what it is and what…
Talking about Bipolar Disorder with Chris Whitlatch | Episode 140
May 8, 2018 • 22 min
Christopher Whitlatch joins Jim Ellermeyer to discuss his decision to discuss his experiences with bipolar disorder as part of ConCamo at a story telling event. Chris discusses getting the bravery to talk about it with his professional background,…
Getting Some Ink with LP at the Velvet Tail Tattoo | Episode 139
May 1, 2018 • 19 min
Jim Ellermeyer is on location getting a new tattoo of our Podcast logo at the Velvet Tail Tattoo with Lindsey “LP” Potter. Jim talks with us about the meaning behind that logo,and LP chats with us about relationships and how she handles those that may be…
More About Equine Therapy with Sasha Zeleznik | Episode 138
Apr 24, 2018 • 17 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with Sasha Zeleznik about Equine Therapy. How did we connect a horse to therapy? What makes them appropriate for this? How does this help with schizophrenia? What activities are involved interacting with the horse?…
Discovering Equine Therapy with Sasha Zeleznik | Episode 137
Apr 17, 2018 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Sasha Zeleznik. We begin our discussion about her background and finding her passion in horses, discovering their emotional reactions, the expectations of being confident leaders, whether they “time travel” and more. Subscribe…
Evolving with Technology with Dr. Matt Keener | Episode 135
Apr 10, 2018 • 18 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Dr. Matt Keener to discuss the tools of technology to help people in their lives and to be mindful of what it does, a look at how much technology has changed related to other things in our lives, setting the rhythm in your…
Technology Communications with Dr. Matt Keener | Episode 136
Apr 2, 2018 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with Dr. Matt Keener to discuss expectations, using technology to break down barriers in your life, understanding the implications of the way we communicate over these new means, applying it to the medical…
Creative Process with The Rogue Mountains | Episode 134
Mar 27, 2018 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his chat with author Joshua Tarquinio, author of “The Rogue Mountains”. We discuss accepting your creative “gifts”, arrogance vs confidence, the next book, and big advice for aspiring authors. You can find out more about The Rogue…
Challenging Audiences with The Rogue Mountains | Episode 133
Mar 20, 2018 • 16 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his chat with author Joshua Tarquinio, author of “The Rogue Mountains”. We discuss his background and interests that led to the themes in this project, challenging audiences with content, and how to restart a project. You can find…
Welcome to The Rogue Mountains | Episode 132
Mar 13, 2018 • 18 min
This week Jim Ellermeyer is joined by author Joshua Tarquinio, author of “The Rogue Mountains”. Joshua discusses the challenges of getting the word out about your self published book, making real choices (like writing a novel), developing characters in…
Spreading Writing with Sheena Carroll | Episode 131
Mar 6, 2018 • 23 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues to chat with writer and poet Sheena Carroll as they discuss “buying the ticket” to help herself, her mindful action plan, her influences with witchcraft, it’s closeness to nature and energy, the magic of speaking what we created.…
Mecha Depression Fest and Life Fatigue with Sheena Carroll | Episode 130
Feb 26, 2018 • 17 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues to chat with writer and poet Sheena Carroll as they discuss her interests in Spacecraft, which both fascinates and scares her, giant robots and dinosaurs, her “Miss Macross” moniker from Robotech. We also discuss comfort zones and…
Getting to Know Sheena Carroll | Episode 129
Feb 19, 2018 • 13 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined this week by writer and poet Sheen Caroll to discuss her inspirations creativity to getting into writing, taking control of her focus into writing, dissociating ourselves with our active lives, and shares some of her work. You can…
For the Love of Money | Fishing Without Bait 128
Feb 13, 2018 • 20 min
Jim Ellermeyer and Michael Sorg discuss the distraction of money in our lives. What happens if money is a barrier to our life goals? What happens if you keep the receipts for everything you buy in a month and look at them? How do you change your thinking…
Figuring Our What’s Important with Missy Sorg | Fishing Without Bait 127
Feb 6, 2018 • 20 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by co-producer of the show Missy Sorg to discuss how the show has helped in her life, what we can learn from the terminally ill children asked how they wish they had more time for, what we spend with the people who matter in our…
Exploring More With Jasmine Tate | Episode 126
Jan 30, 2018 • 21 min
We continue our discussion with Singer/songwriter Jasmine Tate and Jim Ellermeyer as we ask Jasmine the qualifications she looks for in other people, becoming a leader in Artisans, modeling behavior, those that produce art for therapy and change, and a…
Power of Prayer With Jasmine Tate | Episode 125
Jan 23, 2018 • 18 min
We continue our discussion with Singer/songwriter Jasmine Tate and Jim Ellermeyer as we discuss further her story praying with teenagers at a McDonald’s. They discuss their own experiences with prayer and it’s purpose, time traveling and self validation,…
Sitting Down With Jasmine Tate | Episode 124
Jan 16, 2018 • 18 min
Singer/songwriter Jasmine Tate joins Jim Ellermeyer this week to talk about her work as an artist and passion, her mentors, her religion, her message, the root of situations, and we discuss an encounter Jasmine had at a local McDonald’s with some…
Understanding our Languages and Choices | Episode 123
Jan 8, 2018 • 19 min
Jim Eellermeyer discusses some of his ventures chatting with people on Twitter, adding depth to conversations and using our language, predicting responses, the appreciation of where you are in your life, herd mentality and making “good” choices. Subscribe…
Misunderstandings with Imam Hamza Perez | Episode 122
Jan 2, 2018 • 23 min
Jim Eellermeyer continues his discussion with Imam Hamza Perez as we visit the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh as we discuss the common misconceptions of muslims and the religion of Islam. We discuss the connections with Christianity, the true meaning of…
Getting to Know Imam Hamza Perez | Fishing Without Bait 121
Dec 26, 2017 • 20 min
For the next few weeks, we visit the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and have a chat with Imam Hamza Perez about his upbringing from Puerto Rico to Worcester, MA. We discuss his experiences growing up with some hardships and how that applies to his youth…
Anti New Year’s Resolutions | Episode 120
Dec 18, 2017 • 14 min
What happens to the digital us when you die? James Ellermeyer and Michael Sorg have a fun and frank conversation about what happens to our digital selves when we pass, storing your online media with archive.org, making sure these technologies are…
Points of View With Krish Mohan | Episode 119
Dec 12, 2017 • 18 min
We conclude our conversation with comedian and social vigilante Krish Mohan about battling hate, points of views, looking at issues from new angles, learning the facts behind the issues against time to live life, and more! Krish Mohan is a self proclaimed…
Challenging the Audience With Krish Mohan | Episode 118
Dec 5, 2017 • 18 min
Krish Mohan continues his conversation with us about his thoughts on using humor to deal with uncomfortable subjects, opening people to tough topics as we explore his comedy philosophy, developing his web series and his developing a way to communicate…
Winning the Argument With Krish Mohan | Episode 117
Nov 28, 2017 • 21 min
Krish Mohan continues his conversation with us about his thoughts on using humor to deal with uncomfortable subjects, opening people to tough topics as we explore his comedy philosophy, developing his web series and his developing a way to communicate…
Discovering Comedy With Krish Mohan | Episode 116
Nov 21, 2017 • 19 min
We get to know Krish Mohan about his comedy, moving from India about his moral alignment, how he developed into his rebellious thinking, the reaction to his comedy from his Indian community, setting expectations, and his need to do comedy and create.…
The Reality of Love With Joanna Lowe | Episode 115
Nov 14, 2017 • 13 min
We conclude our discussion with Joanna Lowe about more of her music including “Love Song” looking at different takes on love and what it can do. What is the message that she can send to her daughter in this day and age of helping young girls develop.…
Living Intentionally With Joanna Lowe | Episode 114
Nov 7, 2017 • 23 min
We continue our discussion with Joanna Lowe and growing out of her evolution into a performing artist and her experiences since. She talks about her outlook on life after her experiences and living intentionally. Joanna tells us about the meaning behind…
Expectations and Social Media Health with Katie Dudas of The Scarehouse | Episode 113
Oct 31, 2017 • 18 min
Katie Dudas is the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Scarehouse, and joins Jim Ellermeyer to discuss managing expectations in the world of customer service and the paranormal. She discusses more of her experiences and the tools, including malevolent…
Fear of The Scarehouse with Katie Dudas | Episode 112
Oct 24, 2017 • 15 min
Katie Dudas is the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Scarehouse, andjoins Jim Ellermeyer to discuss fear around Halloween and haunted houses like the one she works with. Katie discusses her experiences playing creepy dolls and zombies in her early…
Breaking Out With Joanna Lowe | Episode 111
Oct 17, 2017 • 23 min
Joanna discusses moving to Pittsburgh and loving that feeling of sucking it up and making changes, self perception and confidence around theater, the therapy and worth that came from her music and theater work, and overcoming her fear in her first spoken…
Of Course I’m Right | Episode 110
Oct 10, 2017 • 11 min
Spending Time with Liss Victory | Episode 109
Oct 3, 2017 • 20 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined once again by singer/songwriter Liss Victory. They duo talk about how they spend time, positive interactions, the buddhist concept of WOW: Wishing Others Well, 100 blessings, and dealing with bipolar disorder. You can find out…
Stepping Up with Liss Victory | Episode 108
Sep 26, 2017 • 20 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined once again by singer/songwriter Liss Victory. She talks about overcoming her fears to get on stage and be a performer and getting in front of the camera for That Broad Cast. Liss also shares her motivation and life goals in…
Introducing Liss Victory | Episode 107
Sep 19, 2017 • 16 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined this week by singer songwriter Liss Victory to discuss the song in your heart, struggles with poverty, awakening to social justice, her experiences while with protestors during the Presidential Inauguration and coming to some of…
Your Declaration of Independence | Episode 106
Sep 12, 2017 • 11 min
Jim Ellermeyer is inspired by a recent trip through Philadelphia and Boston and writing your personal Declaration of Independence in your life. "Everything you want in life is on the other side of fear" ~ George Addair Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes,…
Fishing Without Bait 105: Sufism
Sep 5, 2017 • 10 min
Jim Ellermeyer dives into another sufism and breaks down The Way of Illumination (The Sufi Teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan). Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Also, check us out…
Bravery | Episode 104
Aug 29, 2017 • 20 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by a young lady discussing her battle with fear and finding her true self. She discusses how she had spent life paralyzed with fear and connecting with the inner child that was holding her back. “Run from what's comfortable.…
A Very Authentic Group | Episode 103
Aug 22, 2017 • 17 min
Robin, Stephanie, and Taylor join Jim Ellermeyer to discuss Authentic self, relationships, vulnerability, being good to yourself, and more! A part of our 100 Episode Celebration Party! Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or…
Authentic Self | Episode 102
Aug 15, 2017 • 16 min
Laura and Samantha join Jim Ellermeyer to discuss how Full Impact Mindfulness and their authentic self and determining their identity. How important is it to be involved in the plan and action? Self esteem in young women. Laura Pickens is Massage…
Celebrating 100 Episodes! | Episode 101
Aug 8, 2017 • 12 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by producers Mike and Missy Sorg to discuss the inception of Fishing Without Bait.
Laura’s Reset Button | Episode 100
Aug 1, 2017 • 11 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with massage therapist Laura Pickens where she talks about her own daily “reset button”, setting your boundaries and priorities are, finding a tribe of people that will be there for you and some of the training…
Unblocking Chakras | Episode 99
Jul 25, 2017 • 13 min
Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with massage therapist Laura Pickens. They discuss starting with good eating and exercise before building to the emotional side of what makes you happy. They discuss how young females lose their notion of self…
Meeting Laura Pickens | Episode 98
Jul 18, 2017 • 13 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined by massage therapist Laura Pickens to discuss her philosophy of helping people becoming “unstuck” and the stresses stored in your muscles. Why we need to take care of ourselves first and how to change that thinking in parents.…
Super Hero Team Ups | Episode 97
Jul 11, 2017 • 14 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined this week with special guest Will Rutherford of Sawtooth Willie and the Panel Riot Podcast for part 2 of their conversation about interpretations, our own super powers and the super her team ups we can have, the struggle of birth,…
“Groovy” and Other Repackaged Words| Episode 96
Jul 4, 2017 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer is joined this week with special guest Will Rutherford of Sawtooth Willie and the Panel Riot Podcast to discuss the idea of “repackaging” concepts, old words, old concepts, and more to feel fresh and new again. Subscribe to our Podcast on…
Ships Passing | Episode 95
Jun 27, 2017 • 12 min
How busy are you? Jim Ellermeyer discusses our “business” and decluttering our lives. Separate between your wants and your needs. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Also, check us…
Will You Please Grow Up! | Episode 94
Jun 20, 2017 • 13 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses occupying your mind using your intellect and skills from Fishing Without Bait to determine what you can make out of your situation. THIS IS THE END TO BOREDOM! Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or…
Profiling | Episode 93
Jun 13, 2017 • 11 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses the need to show what you have to offer when we are looking to get hired or looking for a date online. But should we be asking what they can do for us? Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or look for…
Powerful Magic Words | Episode 92
Jun 6, 2017 • 10 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses dealing with our “old brain” that adds worry to our day to day lives as well as speaking the words so you can hear them and become self aware. The power of words! I am I choose I will Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher,…
Holding Up to The Light | Episode 91
May 30, 2017 • 9 min
Jim Elermeyer discusses our relationship with the divine. We talk about the trivial things that we pray for, Jim’s own religion’s practice of holding others in the light, the need to love yourself before you can love others, and more! Subscribe to our…
Surf’s Up | Episode 90
May 23, 2017 • 10 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses the momentum as we tackle the waves of life. How do we behave with the wind at our back as apposed to tacking into the wind like a sail boat? How do we apply the wax to our lives to relieve the resistance? Subscribe to our Podcast…
I’m not much but I’m all I think about | Episode 89
May 17, 2017 • 9 min
Jim Ellermeyer further discusses the effect of technology on us including turning some into voyeuristic narcissists, asking our own value, and more! Further listening: Code Breakers Who is With You Down the Rabbit Hole Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes,…
Does Your Past Define Your Present? | Episode 88
May 9, 2017 • 11 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses the concept of original sin and looking at the sins of our past that we let define our present. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Also, check us out…
Memories of Choice | Episode 87
May 2, 2017 • 14 min
James Eellermeyer discusses our interconnectedness and memories we hold on to. Further listening: What’s in a Name Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Also, check us out streaming…
Out of the Past | Episode 86
Apr 25, 2017 • 10 min
James Ellermeyer talks with us about his recent trip to South Carolina to visit some old friends, unseen in 40 years. We discuss the practical use of definitive expectations, how we can open new opportunities for growth and impacting the lives of others,…
Make Yourself Friendable | Episode 85
Apr 18, 2017 • 13 min
We look at the types of relationships that we endure. How deep do our relationships go on social media? Are we seeking the right relationships? Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher!…
Full Impact Tattoo | Fishing Without Bait 84
Apr 11, 2017 • 14 min
This week, Jim Ellermeyer discusses many of the concepts of Full Impact Mindfulness and Fishing Without Bait with his tattoo artist Jake Steele. The two discuss making our own choices in this world, fear, our “microwave culture” You can find Jake on…
What is Holistic Wellness? | Episode 83
Apr 4, 2017 • 13 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses holistic approaches to medicine against allopathic methods. The Beginner’s Mind and dealing with people, rather than labels and diagnosis. How your stomach effects your focus, and creating your own path. Further Listening: Are we…
Fake it till you make it | Episode 82
Mar 28, 2017 • 9 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses the concept of “fake it till you make it” and how it separates us from our true self. “Allusions are slight of hand. Delusions are slight of mind” Further Listening: Feel the Tingle Am I Alive Check In Down the Rabbit Hole Pop In…
Delusions | Episode 81
Mar 21, 2017 • 10 min
Jim Ellermeyer talks with us about the delusions and blinders we have in our lives including how they apply to eating disorders and more! Further Listening: Feel the Tingle Am I Alive Check In Beginner’s Mind Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher,…
Who is With You | Episode Bait 80
Mar 14, 2017 • 13 min
Jim Ellermeyer talks today about our authentic self, a trying time with a patient that hated him, our time with technology, decisions that resinate with others, disconnecting from all of our life and electronic inputs, and your “Ikigai” or “reason for…
Are You Sorry For Being Yourself? | Episode 79
Mar 7, 2017 • 11 min
Jim Ellermeyer takes a look at apologies, and how they are misused, and how that represents your self esteem. Further Listening: ~ Name Your Bully ~ License to Live ~ Tell Me Your Name Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or…
Fly Your Flag | Episode 78
Feb 28, 2017 • 13 min
James Ellermeyer discusses our personal flags and logos. What do the colors mean that we would pick for our personal image and getting back to basics. We discuss the meanings behind our own Fishing With Out Bait and Full Impact Mindfulness logos.…
Namaste | Episode 77
Feb 21, 2017 • 6 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses the origin of the word “Namaste”, its India roots, and how the concept leads to peaceful existence. Further Listening: ~ I Would Be True Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or look for it on your…
I Would Be True | Episode 76
Feb 14, 2017 • 10 min
Jim Ellermeyer reflects on the words of Howard A Walter. Further Listening: ~ The Deafening Power of Silence ~ The Good Samaritan ~ Protest Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher!…
Love is an Action Word | Episode 75
Jan 31, 2017 • 12 min
Jim Ellermeyer reflects on the words of Mister Rogers in a time of unrest and analyzes the Parable of the Good Samaritan from the Jesus of the Christian Bible. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look…
Spa Day | Episode 74
Jan 24, 2017 • 12 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses the “nose blindness” you have on your own life and hitting that reset button with a personal “Spa day” to reset your internal senses. How are our lives like planting flowers? Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google…
Code Breakers | Episode 73
Jan 18, 2017 • 14 min
James Ellermeyer today is talking about breaking that code and difficult password we give ourselves with open mindedness. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Also, check us out…
Password | Episode 72
Jan 10, 2017 • 9 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses the password to yourself by labeling and identifying strengths and setting a reward for yourself to reinforce it and strengthen your security so you don’t suffer from “identity theft” from your inner critic. Also refer to :…
Round Up the Cattle | Episode 71
Jan 3, 2017 • 10 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses the idea of realizing you live in the water of your thoughts, and the practice of identifying the thoughts out loud that we are swimming in.
Resolutions | Episode 70
Dec 27, 2016 • 9 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses stating intentions instead of the resolutions normal for New Year celebrations, set intentions and more! Check out these related concepts in other episodes: Constructive Daydreaming Reset Button Inner Critic What is important in…
Holiday Greetings!
Dec 26, 2016 • 0 min
Holiday Greetings! “It doesn’t take a holiday season to be present and aware. Rather than buy presents my suggestion is to be present. My suggestion is that rather going out and looking at lights to be the light. Rather than eating food to donate food,…
What We Leave Behind | Episode 69
Dec 20, 2016 • 7 min
Jim Ellermeyer tells us how to look at our lives and what we leave behind with a new challenge for today, Scrooge, and what our obituary can become. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, TuneIn or look for it on your favorite…
Making Your Day | Episode 68
Dec 13, 2016 • 11 min
James Ellermeyer discusses the energy we can find in each day, what prayer is really about, how to construct productive routines in your day, from journaling to reaching out to the positive people in your life.
Anger | Episode 67
Dec 6, 2016 • 10 min
James Ellermeyer explores anger. How do we handle it and how can we use it to accomplish good! Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Intro music: “Life” by Tobu.
It’s About Time | Episode 66
Nov 29, 2016 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer talks about time travel and taking time to slow down and take in the world around you. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Intro music: “Life” by Tobu.
Miracles | Episode 65
Nov 22, 2016 • 10 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses miracles in our lives. What does a miracle mean, how can we create our own miracles, and the fear that keeps them from happening. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on your favorite…
Core Values | Episode 64
Nov 15, 2016 • 18 min
Jim Ellermeyer takes a look at the parts of us that we hope we convey, and the parts we are not ashamed to be found out. How do we examine these core values and how you impact those around you. Mr. Mike discusses the person he would like to meet and learn…
Origin Story: Humility | Episode 63
Nov 1, 2016 • 11 min
Jim Ellermeyer recounts a meeting on his road to recovery and finding his mission in life. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Intro music: “Life” by Tobu.
Origin Story: Finding Help | Episode 62
Oct 25, 2016 • 9 min
James Ellermeyer continues to describe his spiral into despair including pushing back on the psychiatrist themselves. We talk about the priest who saved him, his moment standing on top of a mountain, and reconnecting with his mother. Subscribe to our…
Origin Story: An Explosive Experience | Episode 61
Oct 18, 2016 • 10 min
Jim ellermeyer continues discussing his personal history to see what made him the host you know today. He discusses his rough times with his father including one rather “explosive” experience. An incident that began his decent into alcoholism. Subscribe…
Origin Story: The Beginning | Fishing Without Bait 60
Oct 11, 2016 • 13 min
James Ellermeyer begins his own origin story. We explore the early life of our host in a small town outside of Pittsburgh. We find out about his family that influenced him, especially those who displayed some extraordinarily special displays of…
Second star to the right and straight on `til morning | Episode 59
Oct 4, 2016 • 12 min
James Ellermeyer talks about the things in our life that hold us back and accepting the inspirations and honesty that can move us forward. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Intro music:…
Who’s Driving the Bus | Episode 58
Sep 27, 2016 • 9 min
James Ellermeyer discusses the bus of your life. We don’t always like what the driver does, or the people that get on the bus with us. What happens when we take the wheel of our lives? Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look…
Reflected Self | Episode 57
Sep 20, 2016 • 14 min
James Ellermeyer deep dives into your ego. What is the difference between a baby’s ego and yours? What does it mean to live with your ego, live with eyes wide open, and the doors it opens when you have a developed ego. Also listen to: Buddha Awake…
Addition by Subtraction | Episode 56
Sep 13, 2016 • 13 min
Jim Ellermeyer this episode encourages you to take an inventory of the stuff in your life, both the physical things in your home, and the things in your mind. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on your favorite…
Connecting the Dots | Episode 55
Sep 6, 2016 • 10 min
Jim Ellermeyer is pondering the quote of Steve Jobs: Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Taking a look…
License to Live | Episode 54
Aug 30, 2016 • 10 min
James Ellermeyer asks if you’ve ever been asked to display your “license to live”. What is your profile to yourself? Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Intro music: “Life” by Tobu.
Finder’s Keepers | Episode 53
Aug 23, 2016 • 10 min
James Ellermeyer discusses how we use the maintenance tools of Fishing Without Bait and Full Impact Mindfulness such as repetition and giving away charity to make yourself whole. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it…
Buddha Awake | Episode 52
Aug 16, 2016 • 10 min
James Ellermeyer discusses what the Buddha means when he says he is awake, the concept of Awakened Doing, and more. This is the wake up call to be aware and take the steps every day to engage in Full Impact Mindfulness. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes,…
Pop In | Episode 51
Aug 8, 2016 • 11 min
James Ellermeyer discusses on how we “pop in” to our lives and turning that up to be popped in all of the time. We answer this with a review and application of what we have learned in Full Impact Mindfulness up to this point. Subscribe to our Podcast…
Drop the Rock | Episode 50
Jul 19, 2016 • 13 min
James Ellermeyer takes a look at the rock that weight down our lives. We look at identifying the resentments in our lives and and the fear of being found out many of us hold. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on…
Dancing With Ourself | Episode 49
Jul 12, 2016 • 10 min
James Ellermeyer discusses the dance we do in our lives. Could we be our own best dance partner? We discuss the maturation and focus on Full Impact Mindfulness building from our Podcasts. Also listen to our episode on Lucid Dreams as mentioned in this…
Purposeful Impact | Episode 48
Jul 5, 2016 • 12 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses giving purpose to the day to day of your life. Employing Full Impact Mindfulness and kindness in others and more! Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Intro music:…
Tell Me Your Name | Episode 47
Jun 28, 2016 • 11 min
James Ellermeyer discusses the importance of names. Why are we named what we are named, why do we share names with parents, and why do we name things. How can we recreate ourselves in renaming our life and the things in it. Challenge: Create a new name…
Eyes Wide Open | Episode 46
Jun 21, 2016 • 11 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses what it means to live life with “eyes wide open” and “eyes wide shut” Past episodes mentioned: Beginner’s Mind Am I Alive Check In Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on your favorite…
Make Your Luck | Episode 45
Jun 14, 2016 • 9 min
James Ellermeyer discusses luck. What is it. How do we perceive it. And how can we “change” it? Challenge: Create your life instead of waiting for it to happen. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, or look for it on your favorite…
Name Your Bully | Episode 44
Jun 7, 2016 • 14 min
James Ellermeyer discusses the source of our fear in our own heads as we identify our inner bully. We name the bully and learn how to disarm it to conquer it. Challenge: Identify your inner bully’s voice, give it a name, and start to ask it questions…
Double Dog Dare You | Episode 43
May 31, 2016 • 11 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses how we are controlled by fear and getting past that. How do we learn how to “float” when swimming through your life and overcome to grow on this adventure of life. Challenge: If you were not afraid, what would you be doing right…
Lucid Dreams | Episode 42
May 17, 2016 • 14 min
James Ellermeyer explores the concept of lucid dreams and the concept of being right here not just when we are awake, but also in our sleep! Think about what you want to do or dream about during the day. Have quiet time and put those images into your head…
A Matter of Perspective | Episode 41
May 3, 2016 • 11 min
James Ellermeyer discusses putting your life in a headlock or a cage, creating, rather than waiting for your life to flourish, and building the things in our lives that weigh us down. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or look for it on your…
Wrestling With Yourself | Episode 40
Apr 26, 2016 • 12 min
James Ellermeyer discusses the concept of “finding yourself” and where you should be looking for it. What is the controlled chaos of life and how we deal with it? Why is it important to create a reaction than to wait for one to come. How can you look to…
Super Ball | Episode 39
Apr 12, 2016 • 12 min
Jim Eellermeyer discusses the further idea of Full Impact Mindfulness, being the bouncing super ball and jumping fully into an action. What does it mean to be fearless? What is your emotional potential energy? Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher,…
Mirrors and Windows | Episode 38
Apr 7, 2016 • 12 min
This week, Jim Ellermeyer further discusses “Full Impact mindfulness”. How do mirrors help us take a look at our selves and assess. We discuss the light in your life that you let in when the windows of your life are clean. Read “The Eyes of a Child”…
Preview of Your Life | Episode 37
Mar 29, 2016 • 14 min
Jim Eellermeyer discusses looking at the “preview” of our life instead of buying a ticket to your life and participating. How can we change our perspective to stop looking at the “monkey butt” of life and learning from failure. Subscribe to our Podcast on…
Down the Rabbit Hole | Episode 36
Mar 22, 2016 • 12 min
Jim Eellermeyer discusses our minds and lives going “down the rabbit hole”. We discuss the song inside ourselves, and giving yourself permission to unleash that song and go down the rabbit hole in your life and venture into the unknown. Challenge: Allow…
It’s Good to Be Me | Episode 35
Mar 15, 2016 • 12 min
Jim Eellermeyer talks about the phrase “It’s good to be me” and taking a personal inventory of yourself. Learning about emotional sobriety, and the influences in how we feel. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or look for it on your favorite…
Feel the Tingle | Episode 34
Mar 4, 2016 • 13 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses “feeling the tingle” of life and participating in life. What is holding us back from our Carpe Diem? How do we become grounded. Subscribe to our Podcast oniTunes, Stitcher, or look for it on your favoritePodcatcher! Intro music:…
Carpe Diem! | Episode 33
Feb 23, 2016 • 13 min
Jim Eellermeyer discusses the concept of “Seize the Day!” or Carpe Diem! What is holding you back? This is a WAKE UP CALL! How do we accept our base and foundation of our lives? Challenge: What is your base. The thing in your life that if you didn’t have…
Adding Positivity | Episode 32
Feb 9, 2016 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses taking ownership of our negative thoughts and friends and filling our lives with positivity in our thoughts, actions, and the people around us. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or look for it on your favorite…
Mindfulness and Being Truthful | Episode 31
Feb 2, 2016 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses being truthful and why it is important, the visual masks we wear, our concepts of speaking the truth and perception of lies and speaking form our heart.From this episode: Natalie Edwards - http://www.natedwards.co.uk/ Subscribe to…
Mental Finger Trap | Episode 30
Jan 26, 2016 • 15 min
Jim Eellermeyer discusses why we continue to do things that do not work including the coping mechanisms, the illusion of control we present ourselves with, the male and other stereo types represented on television that teach us not to emote, how we give…
Emotional Quicksand | Episode 29
Jan 19, 2016 • 10 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses a concept from Gestalt theory and How to survive emotional quicksand as we try not to fall into the trap of looking at who we are not rather than accepting who we are. From this episode: “Gestalt Therapy Verbatim” by Frederick S.…
My Beginning With Mindfulness | Episode 28
Jan 12, 2016 • 4 min
This week, we read a blog post where a student describes her venture into mindfulness in the first 6 weeks and how it changed her life. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Read the original blog post here. Intro…
Mini Mindfulness | Episode 27
Jan 5, 2016 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses finding those glancing moments of mindfulness, Concentration, and more. Challenge: Experiment with the flame meditation. (review what it is at 8:00 in this week’s Podcast!) Tell us your results on Facebook and Twitter! Subscribe…
Butterfly Effect | Episode 26
Dec 29, 2015 • 17 min
What board effects do our choices do around us? How do we allow time to control us? What are small changes we can make that can have a large effect? Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Read the transcript here.…
Refocusing Rather Than Letting Go | Episode 25
Dec 22, 2015 • 13 min
We talk about the narrative of our lives and how we develop skills from speaking to the work we do. How does our emotional detachment to an experience change our thoughts? What is your brain doing to protect you from these experiences? How do step back…
Conscience Choice | Episode 24
Dec 15, 2015 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses our choices and get deeper into a conversation about how “making a choice” is not as easy as it sounds sometimes and how our responses change. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Read the…
Introduction to Time Line Therapy | Episode 23
Dec 8, 2015 • 12 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses Time Line Therapy and gets us started with a self examination in our state of mindfulness. Where are your expectations on finding resolutions to your problems? What in our past shape how we behave today, and how can recognizing…
Mindfulness Expression in Judaism | Episode 22
Dec 3, 2015 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer takes a look at Judaism and how mindfulness applies to the faith in its distant history, and more! Challenge: Try to give 10 blessings a day. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Read the transcript…
Life is Suffering | Episode 21
Nov 24, 2015 • 16 min
Jim Eellermeyer discusses buddhism, the suffering of life, how we decide to be with or without suffering, and the concepts of viparinama-dukkha, samkhara-dukkha, and dukkha-dukkha and break down where that voice in your head comes from. Subscribe to our…
Of Jihad and Rumi | Episode 20
Nov 17, 2015 • 14 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses Islam and attempts to describe the true meanings of what a “jihad”. We talk about basic concepts from the religion that sound remarkably like mindfulness, beginner’s mind, and the writings of Rumi Subscribe to our Podcast on…
Mindfulness of Jesus | Episode 19
Nov 10, 2015 • 12 min
We take a look at the teachings of Jesus and his take on mindfulness that has been spread through Christianity. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Intro music: “Life” by Tobu
Hitting the Reset Button on Ourselves | Episode 18
Nov 3, 2015 • 12 min
We discuss pressing the reset button on ourselves on a daily basis, how we measure happiness, and recharging out batteries. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Intro music: “Life” by Tobu
Introduction to Suffering | Episode 17
Oct 27, 2015 • 14 min
Jim Eellermeyer discusses not always getting what we want, being distracted by the pink hippopotamus, shooting yourself with negative thoughts, the problem that gets into your way, how pain can be useful and more! Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes or…
The Gift of Control | Episode 16
Oct 20, 2015 • 16 min
We take a look at how we allow our outside influences control our choices and actions, understanding the consequences, everyone is in recovery from something, and the state of the perception of mental health today. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes or…
A Mindful Review | Episode 15
Oct 13, 2015 • 8 min
We look back at our progress on Fishing Without Bait so far and where we are going, self defeating words, the wild horse that is loose in your head, informational overload, losing control, and making choices based on emotions and habit. Subscribe to our…
Pleasure vs Joy | Episode 14
Oct 6, 2015 • 13 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses the difference between Pleasure and Joy. Why is Pleasure so hard to pursue and can get us into trouble and the sustainability of Joy. We look at Krishna Pendyala’s take on “The Pig and the Ape” from his book. Subscribe to our…
Attitude of Gratitude | Episode 13
Sep 29, 2015 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer talks with us about our Gratitude Ratio in our lives, looking in the right place, increasing energy levels, and more. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Read the transcript here (coming soon)…
Am I Alive Check In | Episode 12
Sep 22, 2015 • 14 min
Jim Ellermeyer starts with a check in on seeing if we are actually alive. How are we losing touch with our senses, and the details and life around them. Challenge: Sit in absolute silence for 15 minutes a day. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes or look…
Nonjudgmental Mind | Episode 11
Sep 15, 2015 • 12 min
This is a first part of an on going discussion about having a non-judgemental mind. How do we decipher between the judgements and evaluations in our life that are helpful and those that hinder our growth and decision making? Subscribe to our Podcast on…
Desperation and Anxiety as Positive Forces | Episode 10
Sep 8, 2015 • 15 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses the ability to use our fear and desperation to better yourself. What is “Optimal Anxiety” and how do we push past the fear to turn it into a driving force? Challenge: Next time you’re in an elevator, strike up a conversation with…
Conceptualizing a Comfort Zone and Limiting Potential | Episode 9
Sep 1, 2015 • 12 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses focusing on the “dirty diapers” of the world, limiting your life by putting it in a box, missing experiences and growth, and staying with relationships and environments not good for you. From this episode: http://iqmatrix.com/…
Take The Brain of Cruise Control | Episode 8
Aug 27, 2015 • 13 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses separating our brain from our mind. How do we learn to take our minds off autopilot? How do we remove judgements from our thinking? Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes or look for it on your favorite Podcatcher! Intro music: “Life”…
How Our Brain Works | Episode 7
Aug 18, 2015 • 18 min
James Ellerymeyer discusses how your brain works, how it learns and adapts, what powers it, the mind-body connection, and how high emotion solidifies learning. Activity: Write a sentence with your non dominant hand…in cursive! Subscribe to our Podcast on…
Dropping the Rock | Episode 6
Aug 11, 2015 • 16 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses “Dropping the Rock”. What happens when we let go of our past and anxieties that hold us back? We discuss dealing with our fears, anxieties, sexual dishonesty, and more. Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes or look for it on your…
Beginner’s Mind | Episode 5
Aug 4, 2015 • 23 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses the Beginner’s Mind, a concept stemming from zen buddhism, taking one step at a time in our day to day life, eliminating the “should’s” in our mind, avoiding comparing ourselves to others, becoming the observer and assessing our…
Listen to Yourself | Episode 4
Jul 21, 2015 • 21 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses listening. Not just how much we listen to others, but listening to ourselves. How can we return to our foundation and roots and repair the damage our inner critic have done? Challenge: Do something nice for yourself today.…
Time as Currency | Episode 3
Jul 14, 2015 • 20 min
Jim Ellermeyer discusses being mindful of time as currency, and choice and choosing as the how we spend it. Our producer Michael Sorg also shares some feedback as he applies concepts from the first episodes in his own day to day life. Subscribe to our…
Human Being vs Human Doing | Episode 2
Jul 7, 2015 • 15 min
James Ellermeyer explores more into the idea of our lives as Human Beings versus ending up being Humans Doing. How do we move our minds from thinking we have to do something and deciding to do the things we need to from day to day. Episode 2 Human Being…
Welcome to Fishing Without Bait | Episode 1
Jun 23, 2015 • 15 min
In this introductory episode, Jim Ellermeyer shares some of the principles in our practice including a Human Being vs Human Doing, knowing how to analyze a situation in your life, how we all time travel in our minds and how we can live in right now.…