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Voices from my Bunker 2020
42 minutes | 7 months ago
Meet JoAnn. The Wrap Around Family.
Meet JoAnn from near St. Paul Minnesota. She and her own immediate family and her siblings have been caregiving for their 100+-year-old Mom through the last seven months of COVID restrictions and challenges, including her Mom being diagnosed with COVID and later recovering. I titled this episode “The Wrap-Around Family” because they seem to be able to wrap themselves around the needs of one another. JoAnn thinks their mother taught them how to do it. www.patcoakley.com
22 minutes | 8 months ago
Voices from My Bunker 2020: Slippery Slope of Weight Management
Bill Murray says acting suits him he said because he only has to be good at it for 90 seconds at a time. I am also very good at weight management 90 seconds at a time in 2020. But, unfortunately, that time span suits Hollywood and not weight issues. My successful weight loss plan in 2009 was built on flat land and my ability to maintain the weight loss for 10+ years has been due to building it on a slippery slope capable of absorbing challenges from within as well as from without. 2020 is the ultimate slippery slope and I am having to build new supports to be successful. www.artofthediet.com | www.patcoakley.com
41 minutes | 8 months ago
Meet Jay: At first, no. Now? I think of it as a natural calamity..
In the beginning, Jay thought it was just a flu and that the news might be exaggerating it. He thought It would pass in a short period of time. Now, he thinks it is a natural calamity no one has ever experienced in their life.
37 minutes | 9 months ago
Last Ferry and A Seat in the Reality Ballpark
The last ferry has left the island and I’m sitting by myself in The Reality Ballpark. What the hell? How did this happen: risk management is now a buffet of choices that do not manage risk but invite it in? Estrangement from the government I am used to in the last three years, but not estrangement from family and friends. Is this the new normal? www.patcoakley.com www.thephotogardener.com
43 minutes | 9 months ago
Meet Joan. Voices from My Bunker 2020
My interview with Joan, a 74-year-old widow in Rochester, NY who, unlike myself, is not a sloth or someone who enjoys sitting for hours at a time reading, clicking, snoozing and I feel 100% sure never uses her bed as her living room, dining room, and office. But, she got through quarantine in her own determined way and taught me a few things. One of them? When in doubt, drive around. www.patcoakley.com | www.thephotogardener.com
44 minutes | 9 months ago
Meet Steph: We Are All In This Together.
Meet Steph. She was born and lived in US until a year and half ago but now lives in Stellenbosch, South Africa with her husband and five kids while he completes his graduate studies at the University there. She describes what “quarantine” has meant and if you think the US rules were strict, listen to Steph. I spent most of the time listening and going, “Really?”. www.patcoakley.com www.thephotogardener.com
44 minutes | 9 months ago
Meet Alice. A First Grade Teacher During COVID19
Meet Alice. A First Grade Teacher in a Catholic School in Washington, DC during COVID19. After listening, you may agree that Teachers, Students and Parents are some unsung heroes of this pandemic. www.patcoakley..com
39 minutes | 10 months ago
Meet Carol. Let Me Live Long Enough
Meet Carol. She’s 70+, lives alone, and has been seriously ill and undergoing a succession of chemo treatments for three years. In addition, she had to go into lockdown in March, 2020, due to COVID19 and living in Massachusetts. She told her Doctor one thing: Keep me alive until Trump loses the election. www.patcoakley.com
33 minutes | 10 months ago
Needed To. Meant To. Meet Babz.
Meet Babz. 27 year old Occupational Therapist who moved to Boston, Mass in February 2020 just as pandemic effects were beginning to challenge the city and the entire state. Meet Babz. Needed to. Meant to. This is how she answered my question about any conflict about being a health care worker in the middle of a pandemic in Boston, Massachusetts. After the interview, I had a strange feeling. I couldn’t recognize it at first. It turned out to be hope. www.patcoakley.com www.thephotogardener.com email@example.com
35 minutes | 10 months ago
Voices from My Bunker: Meet Melissa from Iowa
'Voices From My Bunker 2020" in Massachusetts. (Formerly known as Podsnacks/Art of the Diet). Guests ring my virtual doorbell and I invite them in for a chat. At play in dangerous times in 2020, we tell our stories. We laugh. Eye roll. Cry. Sigh. We go on. Today, meet Melissa.
12 minutes | 10 months ago
Art of the Diet !Voices from My Bunker
Podsnacks/Art of the Diet is evolving and being renamed “Voices from My Bunker”. This episode explains why and invites you to continue listening as well as be a participant. The art logo came from a family arty day years ago. Handprints dipped in paint and each left their individual mark on the canvas. At play in dangerous times in 2020, folks tell stories. I try to listen. We go on. www.artofthediet.com www.patcoakley.com
42 minutes | a year ago
Eating Your Way Through a Pandemic
How to navigate the impact of the new world of quarantine on eating choices is actually a bit of old-world wisdom: Harm Reduction.
25 minutes | a year ago
Do Not Click on Brownie Bowl Recipe. Click.
Pandemic Diets require Click Supervision.
18 minutes | a year ago
Is Truth on Your Grocery List or Sweatpants? PODSNACKS/Art of the Diet
What is on my grocery list every week in a pandemic? Truth. Food is the only thing I have control over these days and it is oddly comforting. I dress for the Apocalypse when going to the grocery store and ask myself what do I need not what do I want. My goal for this period of time: to want what I need and to tell my food truth to myself every week. www.artofthediet.com
33 minutes | a year ago
Prepper Advice for Dieters as Apocolypse Approaches.
There are folks preparing for the Apocalypse and they have acronyms like GOOD=Get Out Of Dodge. I have an acronym for any dieters in the prepper population: SHWAA= So Here We Are Again & YSHTWYC: YOU STILL HAVE TO WATCH YOUR CARBS.
31 minutes | a year ago
Art of the Diet with Claude Monet
Claude Monet inspired this month’s podcast about the Art of the Diet. He inspired it not for his fitness regime or low-fat recipes because both those concerns did not appear to be on his mind at all. But, what does impress is the care and attention he gave to food and its preparation as well as presentation. These aspects can energize a weight maintenance program. www.artofthediet.com
38 minutes | a year ago
What's Next on the Fun Agenda?
What’s Next on The Fun Agenda? 2020 begins with a cartoon question that I saw recently on an artist’s Instagram account. His name was “clownchic”. His character answered it by simply stating “Abstinence”. I laughed out loud as this character looked like he had abused every illegal substance available. After the holidays, don’t we all feel this way? Of course, but I cannot deal with another self help strategy, my own included. So, in 2020, I am focusing in literally on “Art of the Diet”. Artists who have tackled food, glorious food, food issues not so glorious, addiction issues, LIFE issues in their art and they have resonated with my own issues in some way. This month I discuss several artists. Philip Guston, Samara Golden, Dana Schutz, Wayne Theibauld, David Shrigley, Francisco de Goya. The podcast art for this month is a wall hanging/teatowel that I designed as a calendar for 2020 and that is for sale. 2020 is the Year of Anxiety for me as I turn 75 and it’s a presidential election year in the US. How much anxiety can an ol’girl take and maintain a 60 lb weight loss? We’ll find out. www.artofthediet.com
22 minutes | a year ago
The Keep it Simple Diet
Most people who have maintained a significant weight loss for many years are often asked: "What diet do you recommend?". My most recent answer is the subject of this month's podcast: I recommend "The Keep It Simple" Diet and it involves three tweaks of behavior not entire renovations.
25 minutes | 2 years ago
Secret to Weight Control: Hide the Marshmallows.
Lately, my will power has been tapped out by too many challenges. So, this month I focus on an article by Dr. Jerome Groopman in The New Yorker, who takes a look at what science can tell us about will power. In essence? If we rearrange our choices and bypass will power we are more successful. In other words, if you hide the marshmallows you are less likely to eat them. Game On. www.artofthediet.com My Etsy store for flower lovers & the "I'm Mad as Hell" people. https://www.etsy.com/listing/622805280/
26 minutes | 2 years ago
Art of the Diet is a Skillful Plan- PODSNACKS Art of the Diet 170
www.artofthediet.com I named this podcast “Art of the Diet” five years ago because maintaining a significant weight loss for years is not just a matter of facts and science, it is an art that needs a skillful plan in order to succeed. Just like war. There is a striking similarity, in fact, between waging war in the late 6th Century BC and maintaining a significant weight loss in 2019.
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