Apr 5, 2016|
Guests Stephanie Jones, Sharon Moores, Bernard Beitman, and Ruth Fishel join Greg and Deanna to discuss issues affecting our community right here in the Northwest.
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Welcome conversations I'm your host Greg Thomas says thanks for spending some time with those this weekend joining me this segment I'm really excited to have. Our team of people that are putting on a super fun event it's Jarrett homily and community relations specialist up sleep train and the larger mattress firm network and Sheridan Morse. All of Cresson nonprofit helping. Children and families in crisis thank you for joining me this morning. Is straight to be here really excited talk about the semantics. Two of us as we look at the issues that affect us here at home and our community and across the nation I find it's rare to come across a big company whose heart is put on display regularly. Putting their advertising and marketing efforts into helping those who will otherwise have a hard time getting out to spotlight the folks at sleep train spend a large percentage of their broadcasting time talking about and looking out for organizations silicon for Eric Foster kids for instance. Through a series of great events kids are looked out but I looked after all here including. Now Superfund springtime events like the GM Opel. It's gone two different locations here in the Seattle area Sunday April 24 to well look at the acme bowl. Cortex an eagle and Kirkland two chances to put on your PGA's and come out and do some bowling. Now it's not just terrible the couple Sutton Foster could before we get into that there's some other big events you do every year's return to. Yeah we really we we want to make sure that Foster youth. Have the basic essentials too when they come to a new home may have a new parent PGM lesbian issues to run in this school supplies for their first day of class. Year round we constantly are collecting these essential items at our store locations and are always collecting donations online so. Dissident is really the marquee event foresee chains hospice program but we are always looking out Foster used in ways we can help others. Think throughout the year like going back to school I know there you do different programs make intricate to coats and cooking out from in different times of the year with different specific to that. We really try to coordinate with the needs of our nonprofit partners and Foster parents when when they reach out to us. We want to make sure we have those items available so are back to school supply drive really lines up with the school season. We do a toy drive outlines a bright with Christmas holiday season. And really wanna make sure that they have these items available when they're needed and of course they are needed at all times. Here around so again we are always hosting drives it's cool what is it about Foster kids that you think speaks to your company's leadership. When you look across to America there's foreign thousand Foster used to living while in the Foster system. And really it's one of those things there's not much support for Foss she's out there from a corporate standpoint. And these children come to no fault of their own have been removed from their homes from their environment and really we wanna make sure that they have the same success the same resources that other children have so. Really really looking at a all of these these false she deserved to have a new pair she's in the coming home deserves feel welcomed and have. Those programs whether it's tutoring whether it's joining a baseball team or going to summer camp we wanna make sure that these children have those opportunities because so what is put jam mobile. Open. And over the ten years we've raised over a million dollars tell Foster youth participate in this action can trick their activities or mentioned so. He these funds really gore go towards making sure kids who go out there and joined the baseball team they can do gymnastics take music lessons. Police find what they're passionate about. And go out and achieve it so all the funds raised are dedicated to these extracurricular activities and with the gym mobile we rely on the trees come out and make a difference come out in your pajamas born have fun you don't have to train training marathon daunting work out he's literally can roll out of bed in your beat to jam us. Show up and come on sport Foster youth. Again it's Sunday April 24 two different opportunities and act people into cool or text city bowl in Kirkland you can come out rule some bowling balls I don't even know what size bond trustee use I don't know my hand my giant hands finding the right one it doesn't matter it's so fun to just get out there. Can rule some more bulls will be my third or fourth time I've gotten to come on do myself. It's it's a blast in you can sign up at the gym doubled our comments are really easy to sign up just so you don't have to be a great bowler to come out and how some fund raise some raise some money in our top placing teams are oftentimes the highest fundraising teams they may not the most skills but they raise a lot of funds for softies. That's an interest could. Don't be too good for the bumper so try to sell them a little bit on my team last year my Michael worker brought her three and five year old kids and so we had bumpers up and it was Superfund to get out there and just discussed around for an afternoon notoriously give. What specifically bowling is it because the block a training really would bowling it it's a Stanley friendly environment penal Altima is go out and ball. And not not just the bowling itself split there's prizes throughout the day there's a fund pins we decorate. Kind we've got a couple in here that I that are around the station all over the place yeah and we just feel that 88 it's really for all ages he can bring your kids you can bring your grandparents your co workers anybody can come out and. Have some fun and overall it's a good to meet three feel where everybody in the bowling Alley. Hoping sports Austria's post who doesn't like some black lights and pray some goofy boy noting that the best that I am assuming could jam up archery. It's not something that you're planning on now now now to get back a bit. I know you'll have teams of local celebrities bowling but that doesn't mean anyone can enter this right and anyone can enter this really we've had. Athletic groups church groups companies come out you know it's history to look into your own company and see if they have some kind of matching program our cultural activity budget. Where you can do your coworkers together. Come out in bowl and again you you're helping far sheet you know offer did cause while having a Tim team building Salave'a clients who illustrated tossing in the what's that place. Jim Hubble dot com and you can register from now really until. April 22 will be doing restrictions OK so right of leading right up to the event yeah and again Sunday April 24 two different locations act be able to cola or Texan evil and Kirkland. Well. General likes to bull I mean it's I would argue those people maybe aren't having a fun in their life but. How can those not wanting to put on an put up the bumpers even still contribute to this offense yeah you know they can still contribute by going online jumbled are calm they can always make a donation at this store. Mom again though we know is she electable. You know come on out you can shop drop in and just make a donation. He can go purchase a pin that we talked about their always do feeders and some wizard some Oscar the Grouch is all different kinds that. He really stop and make a donation and I'll make a big impact don't have a wizard and the penguins and though in the studio across the hall or something that's excellent okay let's let's really interest and we'll have this again in just a second wanna talk grow quickly to share in Morse. She's from all of Kress it's a nonprofit helping children and families that are in crisis I Sharon good morning good morning. Pump now does your organization benefit how rather does your organization benefit from what's going on with the example well. All of crest we have about 200 Foster youth in our program and all of those kids do you get around. Pajamas. Backpacks and they get wishes for the summer. And the year round to what they can do with that we oh ways around trying to find the strength out of kids and what they're really good at him and try to get them doing that. It's a wished these kids about 90% of kids in Foster care to come into Foster care really have nothing. They count me in on their taken from their homes which is it. And really unsafe environments and they've got a bag or garbage bag full of stuff so first about that tells you can't I'm garbage. And I'm not worth it so they coming to a new Foster parents home and the Foster parents are their dilemma on them and just welcomed them end. And it really breaks their hearts when they see what Pete children half. So they contact us little Julio was just play she's AT eight years old and her Foster man's mom called our case manager and said. Listen she's got white collar clothes are really kind of dirty and I mean when addressed remaining anymore she needs and school supplies. And we got her this purple backpack and you know purple warm Fuzzy pajamas and school supplies. And Chile when she got that she said this is for me. You mean I get to keep this for half Burke. And just so grateful for her. Just things we take for granted that we can give our kids. So we want them to kids just to be as normal and have a great life like your your kids and my kids. And then we're gonna find out what Julie Alexia do we cannot she loves soccer she's always wanted to play soccer. Well so you know that uniforms the Jews to cleats all of the uniforms can be. Kind of expensive so this is where those funds are used for those kinds of things. Another for one I'm guessing that wants to be a Foster pair didn't necessarily just has all this extra money lying around it's not always the people that are. There are financially able to do with that are the ones that are volunteering and so that's where you would step then. Yes come we actually licensed Foster parents so it's anybody's interested in becoming fossil bearing got all of press start or. And will will take you to the process. Also we ran as a statewide site called fast strained together and we do support group's monthly so every parent. No matter what resources you have didn't go to monthly support group in your area. You can get great information find out who the others Foster parents are and also pick up sleep train guests there as well. So firm we just want people to have a heart for kids to not feel financially strapped into dealing nest. As long as she's got a heart for kids and you wanna mean your home. We are here they're there to support you and everybody in the community can support them. Ranked as we all wish we had time and and then broom for a kid and not everybody you know. Everybody can be involved in helping to Foster can't and that's what's that chain as a fourteen people that do. And I think every sometimes we lose sight of the fact that kids are choosing to be Foster kids this is chosen for them unfortunately and so you can bet that that's got to be such a traumatic event and to be able to just even smooth that out a little bit exactly imagine being in a real Julie and been on the Melvin night the police come and take her out of a dangerous situation. And she is quickly got a prowler Stephanie garbage sack. I am which wasn't much in the first place and then they're scared they don't know where it agnico. And it's then they come to a home. And they're finally safe bets being safe isn't isn't just what you need as a child you need parents to love on new and help provide you with. What a childhood is a ballot. So that's what we do with olive crest and we love having great partners like sleep train poser bowling game. My it's not the greatest but you know I've bowled the last four years and with the team at all of crest case managers and week we know each other on different left home. You know when you eighteen your pajamas and united uniter and a business setting but as co workers she can't really get to bonds and. It's super fun again looked over its. Sunday April 24 is the bigger venue can register at a jam mobile dot com until. Two days before that was the that was on April 22 and one of the two locations. Act people into club or text city bowl in Kirkland real quick again Jerry it. What do someone just fine thank you can people build teams. We still have a couple people that wanna do it is there a way to like get people together and make new friends. Absolutely I mean he's Santa about the jumbled our common up to type people can joins if you only have three you'd like more we can work on our side is trying to fit together with some. With some people the ball left and it's really great opportunity due to come out bowl two games she is included teacher it's included and prizes throughout the day so. Tom you know with their restriction to earn fifty dollars five people that's fifty dollars per person so. You get a couple games a bowling can really get to come out how fun and sport Foster youth. Not a fantastic opportunity to take part in our own community here this is all going right back into our own area all the proceeds from the switch is fantastic again. Not the GM Opel studied the April 24 two cola the in the act. People or Texan people in Kirkland to different opportunities. Jarrett and Sharon thank you so much for joining us today thank you so much Ankiel lovely time looked up both of you back on to talk about your various different activities. That are happening. Here's to a wonderful Sunday morning conversations as the public affairs program of this station. Welcome to conversation I'm your host Steve accrues interest. Some time with us joining me in this segment is Bernie. By men author of connecting with coincidence. Good afternoon from the East Coast good morning your. Oh would you re calling from. Calling from Charlottesville that I type. I with the university of Washington and yours at agree I. Out ninety's okay so you're familiar with our weather. Aren't familiar your weather. Love the grass I love the huge urged a he had differentiate and great. OK mobile we are not today's actually sunny we're going to be getting nice warm weather like in the 60s70s. The next couple days homage shocked. A. Oh. You're the embassy Mount Rainier. Yeah I'd love it it's my favorite part of living in Seattle to be honest all right what we of that mole man at where you know a friend out of the blue that we're thinking about gives us a call or email we everybody needs money ball all the sudden boom re run into some cash and we think it's all coincidence but isn't really odd coincidence. Well that was the word coincidences kind of our cover over a lot of things away just say that is coincidences alert us. That mysterious. Hiding in plain sight afterwards just because we call it a coincidence. There isn't a coincidence an explanation what's underneath the word coincidence that people are more and more. And you realize without realizing that there are other factors that are seen as time expired sort power. In creating some of the things we are coincidences. And you get into that in your book connecting with coincidence there are absolutely right it repeat it. You part all right so explain to me for example. Let's say a bomb and this is habits mean multiple times where I have this person in mind. And I'm like tag McCall got in the car I wonder how they're doing maybe we just don't talk anymore and X you know that person out of the blue. Either Texas near calls me and I think it's those weirdest thing. Why does that happen. First let's say that is where the top most common coincidence it is yeah. Can't that is one that we optical weird coincidence survey which. Are put together. About 1012 years ago. And there. We came up with what we're about comically that it is and that is in the top four when you're just there when you answer that when we start that back. I did that happen. There's there there's no word that a lot of people don't. To think about these days. Because science says it's not true or Coke cola that he. I. And we have abilities that we don't know we have coincidences. Pallets. That there are underlying potential interest. That we don't know that we know that we have we we can do things we don't know that we do until. Coincident kind of showed up. The wait years to whip the way yours guys. If you had a lot of their and a lot of kind of coincidence or when he described. That plot that points to. What I think is the fact that certain coincidences. Flying together with certain people certain people have certain kind of coincidence. Like with our other or just individual. Well I think with each other and another one we're. With each other as a separate category and disputing you as thinking of people and they call or are they text you back. That suggests that. Something about you or energizing. Air the idea there and or there I'd be there energizing the year you. And it's out here to do with picking up the owners started text. There's a research Arab. To suggest it would have went back out on. From a peculiar Loper shelter acres. Person who did their research and you found that there are people who were related to each other tended to be more able to know which call that was the research. He'd have it have sisters. And people who were sisters our senator our own and barrel or options are we gonna call and the sisters yes the sisters 60% of the time there's. We better than chance yeah. So when you're closely connected with someone but not necessarily only. You have the ability to make these there Connor telepathic connections. To turn it happens with old friends who EU. You need them. Again it's. It's hard for us to think of this in modern scientific terms but. We are able to connect with people. In ways we don't know that we know we can do and right now I just think of how telepathic. I'd Gmail in texting here's compared to like when we didn't. Are you in the U instantly can know what somebody's bank. And what you're I think that is. Promoting the ability like yours tip cup went to communicate with someone. In the way that we were cocoa app. And what are he said that it. Thinking of someone calling you or is one consequence that and what are a couple other ones. I'm thinking of an idea. And seeing it on here that are here you know Euro. Thinking of a question and having had answered earlier that answer generator which are really at. Several times record book. And our elected county when it goes. I was working with the idea that human beings and their average GP excellent capacity. That is that we can find airwaves. To people. Things and ideas. That we need. Parted ways we don't know how we can do are we do we get to places. And don't know how we did it extort stories like that. Mark started participants. Which was a teenager her. There are threats went out to the woods. Her car and rocker others serve god. And she was contemplating error. Should yourself and the orchards thinking about it her brother showed in another car. And neither of them had been in this spot before I Jeter what you do ordinaries had. Our power or something may become here and that that phrase something beat me I'm here are here over. I just felt like it was something to do and that's human GPS capacity. At some. Foundation and repair it the camp who generous next to our hippocampus there there article here in the air that the campus. In the court in that. Court experiencing difficult place cells and grid cells that locate us three dimensional space. I was wondering about my GPS idea one day I was writing chapter. And I got blurred and and I know what to do it there's our. Our went through the Internet payment and read the New York Times. And frontpage. And people candidate here at discovered that these groups cells and place so in that headline was. Human GPS discovered liberate. Wow it comes. I am how you and mrs. I don't know you know the answer to this but how can you use these coincidences. Right that happened to benefit EU. Where he needs to sell our used one. You first recognize that they exist. At all so yeah. If you don't mind my mentioning my website co insider dot com. Which co COR and CRA BER which means current starters somebody. He's a lot of coincidences so there are people who feel out of them but there are people who just. In the don't pay much attention to and so to use them. You gotta believe it's in there and and you got to believe that they are useful. When you get to that you see the profitable uses which include decision making psychological change. And helping. You get things that you might need it like money jobs or connections to people. In and then you got had noticed there. And then you've got to try to interpret their and sometimes you could misinterpret them and it is either wrong. Answer that he had to keep in mind that. Coincidences are helps in decision making in psychological change in advancing career job. But they're not the only area where got to keep other variables. In my room. I'm well Bernie how can Clinton is then be misuse like that's to benefit but can it continue misused some. Yes I am very glad you mentioned that this. Most people think poll out coincidences that are universe is doing this and a lot of times and there's something else happening Nokia management stated that after. Are you have to do rejects torture saying the enemy you have to recognize. It's sometimes they may not be so helpful for you give you a simple example. A young woman was sitting in her car. With her boyfriend to wanted to marry. Her parents. Are marrying him was a terrible idea. And they're sitting there. Radial arm. She hurt her grandmother's favorite song come on the radio. Where she took that to mean that her grandmother approved the marriage. I don't know what happened that it in illustration that's not enough information to make its decision. There are there their and their other circumstances where in a couple. One person wanted house and the other person did. And they didn't get that out when they're trying to fire. And then a coincidence. Late to have that problem. And the guy ordered that she didn't. They bought out and surely there are reports. All right and he got he might maybe that was a good thing what the way they analyst. What content. Bernie tell me a bit about yourself your background. I'm I'm a psychiatrist in private practice in Charlottesville. Virginia. I care what he Yale medical school and entered. My residency. Instead ten years at University of Washington where I developed. Secretary. That got two national awards. Put. There are department on the map but. I forgot about weighing in at the university work in Ku has had a remarkable career developing integrated. Medicine psychiatry he's really. Got a lot and putting. Primary here together with Europe or car entry that I gave at the University of Missouri and had been chairman there are seventy years. I and what what was your thought process why why every like when he put this book together and write this spoke about coincidence what was your thought process. I'm because coincidences happen happened to me on my life. When I first one happened when alligator. And I thought my thought well I came home and my dog was there in Oakland school. Reverend Wright came hours snapper Mike Gartner example shepherd. She sued that are very cleverly. It might postpone any hour now go to the police station an accident. I did I wish I listened to my mother so. I got my bike and went back. This school parents of school winner of the police station and walked up the stairs in exit and kind of big yes there were you know were my again. And he said no and our our current reduced our current. And that what backed down. The stairs and almond bark in our cried so much that worked on the wrong way. And which you know are there are stark. Are more important is that there look a lot like my Dorgan who has. He jumped up on my record I'm upset like where were you. Not what I had a happy ending I like that with the puck. All right pretty can you let everyone know they can get their hands on connecting with coincidence. And I've got I've got there aren't there yet but with the Harry can't I can't read I'm talking to you premier circuit breaker where. Thank you haven't been monitoring conversations as a public affairs program of this decent. Hi there good morning welcome to conversations. Thanks for spending some time with us here this weekend join in this segment it's Stephanie Jones animal lets her co host introduced himself to go ahead and and then some parents. Stephanie and Harvey are from little friend creations and they're making monster. Magnets. Join us as we look at the issues that affect us here at home and our community. And across the nation raising a three year old is difficult because they are busy little creatures and lots of ideas and a putting vocabulary. And the ready to get into trouble and how fun battle to save time and a very combination presents opportunities for children to learn. From examples of awesome parenting liquid Stephanie taking these moments. Where you have a lot of creativity and energy and turning him into learning experiences. RB loves to paint ceramic figures. And Stephanie has figured out a way that they can both make these awesome creatures but that also use and to give back to the community. So many people spend far too long amount of time at Seattle children's with the varieties of diseases and afflictions that they're just heartbreaking at times. Road be able to donate and give back the Jones family are making these monster magnets. Particular proceeds of the sales and donating it straight to Seattle children's over 300000. Annual patient visits happened 286. Patient beds. Tons of free search goes and that too more than a thousand people. Are busy researching at the institute. The dedicated to fifth a future without childhood disease more than 55000. People every year donate gifts under a hundred dollars every gift. Of every size makes a difference and little lesson the hard he's gonna learn thanks to the involvement of his mother father and even as baby brother. The need for uncompensated care is growing and looking at statistics here from Seattle children's attack in 2002 they needed 28 million between fourteen. 120. Million. But to growth of 400%. Plus a little bit counts and it's a great opportunity to chance to see this in action would be at the downtown Olympia spring arts walk in April that's the weekend of the 22 and 23. Again with but to proceeds going to Seattle children's greatest needs fund. So. Stephanie orgy guys driven from this morning Olympia Olympia. And Anna Harvey good morning Harvey and put what's coming your name and how old jewel are. Ferry near three Harvey is three and he is an artist it seems like step. I go ahead. It's a success effect at at Stephanie you guys have also project it's called little friend creations and you guys are making monster man. And we also brought toys other than that. Tell me about this little friend creations and monster magnets tell me about what it is specifically describe what the. And so we took party to that little hand painted plates in Olympia and it's a little pottery shop and and he loved it so much that he thought about like OK how can mean. Do this more are how can me and take him. One more clients in a Florida fish and Yasir because it's you know it's that are not sure any packaged. So I am we took many lunches so my pets and fat. I just got to thinking and how could we make listen to some pain more now rather than just like OK that was fun and you know how can we make this institute somewhat of a teaching moment uncle. I am and actually my eighth Sammy and we have a lot I have a sister who spent a lot of time at Seattle children's cost. It'll come full name Kirk yeah what's up at. All. What's that like and now what you know I know a lot about race cars. That and mom murders and you'll Obama isn't that the mothers and fathers what do you know about monster as you make a magnet it's I'll try and did you could see them right here for me tell me about your magnets is time to talk about your net determine what is that what's good and what's among. It's a happy bush is not what it is he called octopus happy and I'll I'll say yeah so it's looks like it's there it's is it a magnet. And and what it it's in the shape of what kind of animal. And half huh. OK I had a puts great an octopus looking not close there had a monster and what do you what do you do with these ID do you yeah. Colorado Mardi well L we you can. Calvin came gets the processes would do well. Me pull out okay. Me. Now. Need to come here. Yeah and you put eyes on whom. I. And to some of whom have now it's yes and how about what else to the house did I guess eyes and into their hands. I don't even have horns. And hands on with your favorite color. I see a lot of green ones in here that makes sense. So you make these monsters that that home then because the opportunity to have a little artistic moment and then also to help the commute how he's tied back into the can you mentioned Seattle children's here just a minute ago. I had so Lannan. Which fed teaching mom and weak side weak Dina did all the math and and we figured out that a good 'cause. We're trying to focus on the donation to children's earth the whole thing. And 25%. The proceeds are going to be going straight to children's termed their greatest need funds now his and it is who used to work there is and one half and now she and just fine and if at all. She actually you know pretty much grew up at children's and so did my. What did you particularly don't worry about it okay so are so you have to look at very handsome sir. OK so you've had family members and then that have been in and out of a cell torrents now for some time it's and so wait for you to give back and help support. Yeah I had we I mean obviously she's the one who did more than growing up there but it affects a whole family. Of course it's not an individual experience every one is part of that a lot of battling or or that experience in itself British reporter whatever is right. And so then because she decided to make these magnets and then you're gonna give back to Seattle children's the F that's right how does the work. I'm in February. Well that's not good. And what what oh what specifically areas will you be helping out with by donating his they're like is I thought I read it was a certain fund Norah. It's the greatest needs by and so am we could take where we wanted to go green yes come up with that I think at that. We couldn't really pick one and section and we didn't want only help. Like the spine a bit today as section where my sister's death. You know had all her appointments and surgeries and stuff so. We just wanted to get that. Decent sizable donation said children's and they get says. Put it where they want and. Share so speaking of the actual magnets themselves and not pick one here or. American hero. Up until these are these are ceramic floor please raise as it's so what's the process how does that work when you start from something I'm describing a monster it's got its adorable it's a one eyed cyclops looks like high. I some pointy teeth some horns. So how. How do you make the actual street itself what's the process from start and back. That is completely and so Pena plates cuts out clay and then how secure for five days and then and then this week cumin and paint them. I am so that's in there shape and everything we can men and I'm Harvey chooses what colors he wants to do. And we wait for it to dry they need pencils and a face that he wants and he even gives some of them personalities some of them have named her own food so I gets really personal and obviously he's only three and a half so I am we don't want and I mean this is just project half. And and we don't want to overwork him. Yeah healthy hearts and I love there's a new member of the camera I don't know. I don't know if I am. Beltway claims to. How gifted and we'll get to race cars and a minute okay. Arm too so you have volume a new member of the family here Arthur Arthur is probably a little young yet to be on the production line but when the assembly line grows will be production go up or is this justified hopped out. This really is just probably one time projects maybe you'll do it again I. And in you know obviously I don't want my a three year old till like you know there's orders you gotta have gone now. Of course the I'm a Kimmel how fast do you turn tomorrow how like did you get about you that you brought with Gil looks like it's about when he. The only piece is there's so not all this batch here and we go and we try to go and two or three times a week we actually right. That's free bus downtown and cool as a it's like a holes you know we don't have to driving these I guess yeah. And that's that's an adventure winner three and a half it totally does not address sir. And so we ride the bus down men and it takes each batch takes about a couple hours again it did take wild planet and so are you really have fun sent. And painted plates. Was so generous and helped us out they. Have given us a hundred mag mental we can and that's as many as we can do right now since this is a project were like that is totally about. At these take forever. A portrait there's a chance for you to actually get involved and and go. You can actually go with CDs in person and do purchased them it's a big club coming ferrets downtown Olympia spring arts walk. At the end of April here on Fifth Avenue winners are happening in winter we see these in person. It's the third weekend in April so all that's Friday April 22. Saturday the 23. Starting at five to ten on Friday. And noon to 8 PM on Saturday. Because he'll be out there selling these guys and there are how much is to give one of these awesome little. Today our six dollars apiece now works for for two when he and likely said there's only under NB 'cause he's only three. And so our main focus is a donation and so we're we are gonna have a little I am ceramic and ink on the side of the monsters Jesse he's we sell allowed her in alleys if you don't want a monster and you wanna just give Indonesia and and obviously we don't have a time. I'm so caught with let's. Way to demand will be high so naturally as donations will be great thing as a as a result not a Guinness downtown Olympia spring arts war the third weekend in April which were really excited about point 5% of all proceeds go to Seattle children's. Hospital greatest needs fund now Harvey. What's your favorite part about doing these monster to its feet right helps. The paint April. Okay and what else do you get to do when you make what what what part do you elite. Tank. Have you broken down Amanda what else do you do you do you get to pick the how many guys now Harris colors today. Me. I see. Are you do you consider yourself a young and upcoming artists. And good things shook. Out do you wanna keep doing this you think you can do this for a long time. You want to eighteen months. Now content it's like. Yeah arms but as well. How many months is do you think you could make you think you can make ten. I can't you commit to. Two at a time it's a pretty good production OK so maybe we'll see out of the art walk in Olympia and you'll be out here helping raise money for still children's. Sitting at the table you can meet art you can meet any artist and person that. Life hill I like I think he did a you've got a bunch years you've done great work so far. All right Harvey will see out there okay. And we'll talk race cars all right all right I will thank god. I. What a sweet little family that's trying to give back from some to their first hand experience of its great great news. Thank you so much for joining us this morning Stephanie Harvey and family. Keep up with a monster magnet conversations the public affairs program of the station. Walk to conversations on your host DNA Cruz thanks for spending some time with us. Joining me in this segment is Ruth's fish all. Author of time for me which is a new book that Al Tai group. Hi Betty yes I am glad to be here. Ruth tell me a little bit about time for me it sounds exactly what we in Seattle need. I feel lake a lot of times we get busy and our DD DA and we forget. To have some time for us attorney so tell me a little bit about your buck. Time for me comes after my reading I think three other daily. Inspirational. Inspirational books with daily messages. So. What I realized and they hit them very very well one time for Chile has sold over 300 cut thousand copies when did very well but it it. It occurred to me that when you read one page you know you get up in the morning your reading inspirational page. You go through the day you get up the next morning is the same thing you can get what the day it was before your fertility inspirational as before your thinking about the new one so it occurred to me that. What was what would be if we have an inspirational page with an idea of how to practice that during the week. And each week would be a different inspiration. And we would practices so that way it would stay with you you'd get to really. Own that it would be part of view. That's why I wrote time for me and it's this tool has been very successful. And it helps to there's things inside that helped it change your. It helps to make you happier person tells it like go let go of anger like go resentments. It even helps you to meditate to. Be mindful during the day. So. In the book there is 52 weeks circuitry to different. I sayings. And 52 different ideas on how to practice or during the week and I have seven extra ones as well. Because maybe one week you don't want to. Practice what that particular suggestion is such as. If you're fortunate enough not to have any grieving anybody to grieve. So you could skip ahead. And take one of the seven from the end of the book and practice that that we maybe there's one registrar issue more and you went a practice that maybe you need something that's. Different to what is suggested that week. So Euro dollar in operating at nine OK so you're suggesting all of the so you read a chapter a week. Correct and try to assess. Sound most like right you do it on a Sunday or Monday and then go ahead and and do it for the rest of the week. Now what are some that is what are some of those chapters where some of those suggestions. OK give me wants to can help them out of my class yes I have a book open again helped. For example transfer meditation time for mine from the stand her intention. Making an intention every morning. Tanks are observing being more observing during the day. An interesting time for Europe massively and is something that actually fascinates me because we can actually change our brains yeah. I what we're thinking. So I I have one week where we're bringing more of our attention to our products. And noticing what thoughts make us suffer. And then making an intention to actually change those sites such as. Oh I'm not good enough for example that's one of my old side so instead I say I'm terrific just the way I am. And that actually changes your brain if you do that often enough so that you become happier person. Some of the others are around. And consult approval which is something I found a lot of difficult it was many years ago I was always putting myself down there's. And for purpose having a purpose in your life I'm and the kindness time for fun time for forgiveness. And for gratitude I know there's an awful lot of talk about gratitude these states and our gratitude actually. Geez if you turn around something and that's bothering you and be grateful for something else. It totally changes your brain actually and make sure much happier person. So those are some of the. Have a chapter job cutters so then do you give like a step by step guide on how to like Yunel how to teens like in the chapter of gratitude to you kinda give. Your input and how to change that. I joke. What I do look first at what I do first is to talk about gratitude. And then. I have. Something to practice during the week for example. And the gratitude one I have personal by publicly while. And that's a wonderful part of Lebanon's prime minister racked. Eckart. And it says it's it's the only prayer you ever saying your entire life as thank you it will be enough when I love that quite like it and it. And make you smile does that add does. So I talked about gratitude Bayern have gratitude can change your mood and a split second. And I go on and as suggest that your rated daily gratitude list in the morning. And then I have. Hope this week's practice. And I talked about what you can do just have. Something you're grateful for you go to sleep at night and something to be grateful for what you wake up in the morning. And then I do and little affirmation. Which I have an affirmation at the end of every chapter. This particular one says it feels so good to know that the more practice remembering to be grateful the better right field. And I believe affirmations well I've been doing them for many many years I've been teaching and for many many years they're very very powerful and they work. And I do have a. So weak in here also part time for affirmations. But if you I believe in writing an affirmation ten times today for 21 days. And is it really really works I have a whole other book kind them. I met formations change almost anything in 21 days. And at its. I have many stories in there for people who have gotten new jobs new cars new relationships. And new homes eccentric but also to change some of their spiritual and to a more spiritual person such as. Kept having more gratitude or. Having more forgiveness or you know the ability to like go. Through affirmations so each at the end of each chapter I have an affirmation. And I suggest that the reader writes a tense times today for 21 days. I now do you have to practice the entire 52 weeks scheduled in the book and ordered SE results or. Loan now you'll see results than a week. Just by changing just for example I. And I can procrastinate. We have a because they tendency to procrastinate. I have on. I. License plate outside my house on a little table and it's just Red Sox time. And for over a year I kept on saying myself tended to take that license plate over get a put on my car. And everytime I see it I think no I have more important things to do so it's it's there and I procrastinate. Or as a chapter in the book. About doing it now. And finally. And doing these things that I procrastinate. Just from reading the chapter in practicing the chapter for one week and actually they should say just by writing that chapter and got it got started on it. And then practicing for a week. And I feel like a different person. I don't have these little things hanging around anymore and moving towards an M well I I'd love to move towards them to your desk I'm not quite there yet. And that's what to make things that I have told us that. It is just it will change issue within a week it would be good practice meditation and a week and you could become a daily Medicare that are. You can practice. Mine's owners in a week and you you become more aware of what's going on in the moment. And I even have a time for nature chapter. And nature or something so important for Ramesh. But we don't take the time Porter many of us don't take the time port. And even if were living in a city at a high rise in the city we didn't have plants around you know and and get it gives us the feeling of nature. So I reading that and practicing one week. Of being in nature. We feel so good that we want to continue and as we go on. So will be a different person we really will be a different person happier person at the end of the year. The end of the 52 weeks that the changes will happen as we go on each week. Com why did you choose the tide all you know time for me. Well that's kind of a funny story I struggled with that I eight I didn't know whether it is time for me or time for you. And I try to picture you know up bookshelf. With the books sitting in front of me saying I'm for you. And they also did the pit. Time for me and I could not decide so I sent it out to about twenty people twenty friends or people I know which would you like in the winner was time for me yeah. It's and that's why hectic time for me. What makes you an expert in this area. Well I was say I am a therapist OK I was an alcoholism counselor and I was mental health counselor. And so those were at in the past but what really happened for me is that many years ago actually 42. I became sober I was an alcoholic and I couldn't stop drinking and I got into this twelve step program which can do we really get by what. Are not good. And a ordinance. I can't keep the show at any rate it changed my life it really change my life. And I found out that I had a purpose. And the that was just awesome by the that I had a purpose that I could share some cheers and things I have been truly share with others and could help others. And then five years later I found meditation and mind almost in between the two would totally change my life and. Well I really liked it in real quickly. We have a program and a prison where I was teaching meditation. And we had a halfway house whereas teaching meditation. I looked up one day coming out of prison and I knew that I was helping a lot of people remember looking up and I said. I know that I need to help more people that this is working and honest and I knew I needed to read a book and that's back with my first look at in 1987. That was the journey within the spiritual path to recovery. And then I and my publisher it was very successful in my publisher invited me to write more and I wrote that I'm Pretoria attacked about and then Everett ten others. Parse this no one time for me so I believe that what I do as I really share my experience. And I do researcher and some some books that mostly just comes out. From my desire to help others. Feel better be happier being more spiritual. And and have a great life and have a purpose in your life the descent title actually is Ilia daily practice very joyful peaceful. Purposeful life and that's really what I intend for her or hope for an all my books and. Okay Bruce how can people get in touch with you. Well I have a web page which is www. Ruth official dot com and they can email me. At route 1973. At AOL dot com and sit and help be remembered as 1973 is my sobriety date. Not really. They BP remember while I'm Ruth and the book time for me out in store is now correct. Right as soon as I hope that it's in the local stores and that the speed of the young listeners. Right I hope is there but I know that it's been. Barnes & Noble in the can also get an an Amazon. And you can get it on my web page it was. Official dot com and your other books on your website as well. Exactly right and I can't adequately. We're we're putting gang beyond a retreat on Saddam direction throw that in and yeah and will be. But a lot of that will be prior on on time for meek or have a lot of chapters in the retreat and it's a spiritual retreat for women. The end of may so they can find that more and web site as well. And you upsetting and on pop it out with just inevitably every official. He's in okay I. Rick thank you so much for taking time talking and it was a pleasure really great having children. You don't take care about right conversation as a public affairs program on this decent.