As the Trump inauguration looms, stress rises on all sides as the arguments continue. Time for a break! On today’s podcast I talk about the value of taking a break. So you prefer a news fast or a news diet? Then a word about feeling better through unselfconscious behavior as well as a podcast recommendation. If you enjoy this podcast, please leave a happy review on iTunes (or wherever you picked me up!) Links: Spalding…"Silence and Unselfconscious Behavior"
I recently got back vacationing in Cuba. The experience reminded me how important pattern breaks are. In this episode, I’ll explain why we should all have pattern breaks. Even if you can’t get away for a week in the tropics, there are still plenty of ways to step back from what you’re doing, measure effectiveness and come back to work refreshed with fresh ideas. Enjoy the podcast. If you dig what I’m doing, you’ll get plenty…"Do the Pattern Break Thing!"
(If the media player above does not work in your browser, click here for the direct download link from my host, Libsyn.) In this relaunch of the All That Chazz Podcast, we’re focusing on what’s most useful to you: stress management, pain relief, boosting energy and controlling your time. This podcast is a complement to my book, Do the Thing! Most folks know me as a sci-fi and horror author. However, I’ve worked in injury rehabilitation…"Do the Stress Relief Thing!"
I’ve plugged away at researching and writing this stress management guide for a couple of years (and drawing on my training and a 24-year career to inform it.) I really thought I’d publish it last January. However, I wasn’t happy enough with it. There was more to say and more to tweak. After consulting with numerous colleagues, experts and friends, it’s finally ready! Do the Thing! Read the thing! I cover dozens and dozens of tricks, tools…"Your Guide for Stressful Times"
On this, the final episode of the Self-publishing Roundtable, we reminisced about what has gone before and what’s ahead (including a fresh podcast from me.) I’ll launch the All That Chazz Stress Relief Podcast in the second week of January, 2017. It will be the companion audio for my new stress management guide, Do the Thing!) My co-panelists were these fun writers: Erica Conroy, Chrishaun Keller-Hanna, Wade Finnegan, Xavier Granville, Zoe Wall, and Dave Wright.…"The End of an Era! The Last Episode of SPRT!"
The Self-publishing Roundtable, a podcast that’s been going on for years, is ending. I’ve been a guest and co-panelist on this one and I’m a little sad to see it go away. However, new podcasts will rise in its stead. HAPPY ANNOUNCEMENT: In addition to my fiction, I’ve written a book about stress management. In the second week of the new year, just as your resolve about your resolutions are waning, I’ll relaunch the All…"News, Views, Podcast Ends and Beginnings"
(And by writing music, I mean music to write to.) I’m on hiatus from one of my jobs and my other work is slow this week. Concentrating on publishing since I have so many manuscripts banked. I’m going to be be doing more book and life updates here, so don’t forget to subscribe, please. I’m aiming to finish revisions on the next book in the Ghosts & Demons Series (which will all be rebranded The Dimension…"Writing Music & Workout Music Braingasms"
We’ve only got a few months left in 2016. I was about to say that I can’t wait for this year to be over, but 2017 isn’t any more promising. Tragic events, paranoia and hysteria aren’t confined by the calendar. We create those things by the things we think and say and do. Still, 2016 feels like a pivotal year. When we look back, we’re going to say, this was one year that sucked hard.…"What did you do during the war, daddy?"
Lowe’s will repair the crappy lawn trimmer they sold me not so long ago, but I can’t return it. They won’t refund it for store credit. Nada. Even if it’s fixed, it still sucks so, no thanks. Trash it. I stalk out, annoyed but I’ve learned my lesson: never shop at Lowe’s again. Got it! Resolving to begin anew, off to Home Depot where it’s already Halloween AND snowblower season. Great. (Mental note: Sell more…"Just have to get this off my chest so it won’t clog the aorta."
And now, back to work! (Anybody care to guess where this is?)"Went on vacation to one of the world’s edges. Spotted no whales, but saw a moose up close."