Sight vs. Vision - World Champion Long Jumper Lex Gillette
Lex Gillette is a globally recognized Paralympic track and field athlete for Team USA. Over his career, he has won four Paralympic medals, four world champion crowns, and even holds the world record in the long jump for totally blind athletes.
At the age of eight, Lex was told by doctors he would never see again. Little did he know, that traumatic moment would help him focus on his life and goals more clearly than any set of eyes. He is currently training for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympic Games where he is aiming to bring back gold for the United States.
Today, Lex will aim to help you see more than what is in front of your eyes. After all, it is not the sight that determines our success, it’s seeing a vision and doing everything in our power to bring it into fruition. Lex sums those words up nicely in his mantra, No Need for Sight When You Have a Vision®. Today, you will be inspired. You will be motivated. You will learn about who you are, and how to become the person you desire to be. Lex believes that you can truly, Teach…People…To…See.
Lex Gillette’s website: https://www.lexgillette.com
On PBS: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/medal-quest/athletes/detail/lex-gillette
Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p5TMbPeizY
Book Fly: https://www.amazon.com/Fly-Wings-Above-Lifes-Challenges/dp/1951503066
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For the transcript for this episode, visit http://www.overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk Subscribe to the podcastJasmine Sleigh is a professional declutterer and has spent the past decade helping people to free up space. She focuses not only on physical belongings but also on the emotional and psychological aspects of decluttering. In today's episode, Jasmine likens her role to a dance, where she carefully navigates through uncertainties and potential triggers for her clients and stresses the importance of providing support and encouragement throughout the decluttering process.We also discuss Jasmine's book, Being Owned: A Decade in Professional Decluttering, where she expands on the concepts discussed in this episode. Let's dive into the world of decluttering with Jasmine Sleigh.Facilitating crafts and donating unused items.Professional decluttering: a personal and people-centric approachHandling belongings requires adaptability and improvisationSort out space, prioritise essentials, declutterUnderstanding lives through belongings; an intimate jobStuff has power, can be movedKeep belongings accessible for ease of useHelping people achieve their goals is the keyPositive actions in a cost of living crisisJasmine wanted to write a book about her experiences as a professional declutterer, focusing on the poignant stories of her clients and celebrating her achievementsShe also felt frustrated by people's misconceptions about the jobThe importance of using and sharing possessions, especially in the context of crafting and hobbies.Jasmine can only go as far as clients are willing to let herTraining others has further shaped her understandingEmotional attachments and recent purchases may require more distanceThe power of belongings and the impact they can haveEnsuring easy access and a comfortable living environment for individuals is the main priorityGoal is to make people happier in their homesUsing resources for good and the availability of second-hand items in a crisisSorting through belongings and determining their importance in one's life narrativeThe Unpredictability of the JobNeed for adaptability in dealing with unexpected situationsDescribing the job as a "dance" due to uncertainties and triggersBeing present and flexible in the moment, avoiding over-preparationIneffectiveness of threats and negative consequencesThe Process of DeclutteringRecognising that there is no quick fix or magic solutionExamples of finding forgotten itemsBelongings becoming overwhelming and causing a burdenThe ability to move and rearrange belongings to improve the situationDifferent levels of difficulty in letting go of different types of itemsSorting out keepsakes at different life stagesImportance of having hobbies and engaging in creative activitiesCreating a space to pursue hobbies and finish projectsPassing on unused items for sustainability and resource usagePower dynamics surrounding objectsGiving individuals agency to make choices about possessionsStories of reengagement and finding joy in personal belongingsBeing attuned to people and focused on their well-beingMaturation and increased understanding after 10 years of workingImportance of the home as a sanctuary for wellbeing Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
[TW: ORIGINAL AUDIO FROM A CHILD REMOVAL] Cat & Jack continue their chat with Melissa Bright who experienced a devastating false child abuse charge where her children were removed from her care due to overlooked medical information and a "better safe than sorry" attitude. Many of us heard about her story on the Do No Harm Podcast, but we bring her in for a conversation from a child welfare perspective and discuss the removal specifically in part 2.
In this third and final part of the story, we see the men of the whaleship Essex embark on a journey of thousands of miles in open whaleboats in the hope of reaching the safety of the South American coast. Less than half of them will survive the ordeal, but for some their role in the story will continue even beyond death. Sources: Brantlinger, Patrick. “Missionaries and Cannibals in Nineteenth-century Fiji.” History and Anthropology, vol. 17, no. 1, 2006, pp. 21-38. Heffernan, Thomas Farel. Stove By a Whale: Owen Chase and the Essex. Wesleyan University Press, 1990.Hernández Gutierrez, José María. "Traveling Anthropophagy: The Depiction of Cannibalism in Modern Travel Writing, 16th to 19th Centuries." The Journal of World History, vol. 30, no. 3, Sept 2019. Philbrick, Nathaniel. In the Heart of the Sea. Penguin Books, 2000.The Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex: The True Story that Inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Warbler Classics, 2022.Check out our Patreon here!Support the show
For this episode,we’re sharing a conversation from season 6 of Bayoulands with poet, actor and author hal evans, a southeast Texas native and Lamar University alum whose fascination with words has taken him to theater stages, classrooms and libraries across the nation and beyond. His debut novel Come Day in Night was recently awarded the Nautilus Gold Medal and The Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal. For more information about his work visit: halevanspoet.com.
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