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Podcast #276: Nurturing A Child’s Self-Esteem (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 7)

Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today we move into the second part of the book. "Regardless of what we think we are teaching, we teach what we are." Discussed: -everything going on inside me is weird and alien to the rest of the world -we have this natural desire to be seen, heard, understood -what would happen if we extended the courtesy we have for adults to children -Understanding the need or the fear behind scolding? -When we convey love, appreciation, acceptance, respect and empathy we make the child visible -When we convey Indifference, ridicule, condemnation and scorn drive child into "lonely underground of invisibility" -Inappropriate Praise -evaluative praise ...

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Podcast #273: The Practice of Living With Integrity (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 6)

Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the sixth pillar, the Practice of Living With Integrity. Do your ideals, convictions, standards, beliefs and behavior line up? Do most people know what their ideals, convictions, standards and beliefs are? The root of self-esteem is not in accomplishment or output, but in our practices. However in school, we are only our output. WORDS AND BEHAVIORS MATCH “Integrity is the integration of ideals, convictions, standards, beliefs—and behavior. When our behavior is congruent with our professed values, when ideals and practice match, we have integrity. If they don't, we lose face in out own eyes." SUPERIORS AND AUTHORITY ...

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Podcast #271: The Practice of Living Purposefully (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 5)

Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the fifth pillar, the Practice of Living Purposefully. THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM 1. The Practice of Living Consciously 2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance 3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility 4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness 5. The Practice of Living Purposefully 6. The Practice of Personal Integrity Questions to answer in this series: what is self-esteem? why is it important? what can we do to raise self-esteem? what role do others play in our self-esteem? The steps we'll try to follow for each pillar: -identify and define -what are the obstacles -personal stories, struggles -how to overcome them ...

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Brett and Wes: Self-Assertiveness Pre-Show

(A/V Club) Carbs and diet - porn and Ecstasy - focusing energy - Stef's Single Mothers video - Wes: "How to enrich your life as a single mom and defy the grim statistics!" - Brett is excited about a trip to Arizona Related PostsBulletproof Diet vs. ChooseMyPlate.gov, Fun Recipes and More (with Wes)74(A/V CLUB, Audio and Video Versions) - What we eat - what the government tells us to eat - some paleo/primal/low-carb dessert recipes - Brett helps an ex - juicing - GTD - sustainable living, is it necessary? - market distortions caused by schooling - more empathy for obese people…Tags: brett, a/v, club, wes, diet, video, bertrand, nutrition

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Podcast #268: The Practice of Self-Assertiveness (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 4)

Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the fourth pillar, the Practice of Self-Assertiveness. LIVING CONSCIOUSLY and asking in every applicable situation: Am I being authentic or not? Assertion of consciousness, see, think, be aware, outward and inward -ask questions -challenge authority -think for oneself SELF-ASSERTIVENESS isn't tested by what we are against, but by what we are for COMMITMENT: to my right to exist CONVICTION: my ideas and wants are important CONCLUSION: no one is coming, we are all responsible for our own existences all relate to COURAGE: When we were young: we were taught that what we think and want are not ...

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Podcast #266: The Practice of Self – Responsibility (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 3)

Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the third pillar, the Practice of Self-Responsibility. Reacting vs. Responding “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” -Viktor E. Frankl -live consciously : within ourselves and observing and identifying WHAT EXISTS our surroundings -self-acceptance : a non-adversarial relationship with reality THE PRACTICE OF SELF-RESPONSIBILITY “I am responsible for my choices and actions. To be ‘responsible’ in this context means responsible not as the recipient of moral blame or guilt, but responsible as the chief causal agent in ...

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Podcast #262: The Practice of Self-Acceptance (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 2)

Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the second pillar, the Practice of Self-Acceptance. THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM 1. The Practice of Living Consciously 2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance 3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility 4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness 5. The Practice of Living Purposefully 6. The Practice of Personal Integrity Questions to answer in this series: what is self-esteem? why is it important? what can we do to raise self-esteem? what role do others play in our self-esteem? The steps we'll try to follow for each pillar: -identify and define -what are the obstacles -personal stories, struggles -how to overcome them Bumper ...

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Bulletproof Diet vs. ChooseMyPlate.gov, Fun Recipes and More (with Wes)

(A/V CLUB, Audio and Video Versions) - What we eat - what the government tells us to eat - some paleo/primal/low-carb dessert recipes - Brett helps an ex - juicing - GTD - sustainable living, is it necessary? - market distortions caused by schooling - more empathy for obese people - Eddie Murphy's childhood Related PostsBrett and Wes: Self-Assertiveness Pre-Show74(A/V Club) Carbs and diet - porn and Ecstasy - focusing energy - Stef's Single Mothers video - Wes: "How to enrich your life as a single mom and defy the grim statistics!" - Brett is excited about a trip to ArizonaTags: brett, wes, video, club, a/v, diet, bertrand, nutrition

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Podcast #260: The Practice of Living Consciously (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 1)

Wes Bertrand and I begin a series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes an introductory discussion and also covers the Practice of Living Consciously. THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM 1. The Practice of Living Consciously 2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance 3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility 4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness 5. The Practice of Living Purposefully 6. The Practice of Personal Integrity Questions to answer in this series: what is self-esteem? why is it important? what can we do to raise self-esteem? what role do others play in our self-esteem? The steps we'll try to follow for each pillar: -identify and define -what are the obstacles -personal stories, struggles -how to overcome them Bumper ...

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210: Is Society Progressing? (Brett and Wes On Two Beers With Steve)

Show notes from Two Beers With Steve: In this week's show we revisit a question from the last podcast, is society truly progressing? To help us answer the question we have a round table discussion. Hosts Steve and Chris are joined by previous guests Wes Bertrand of the Complete Liberty Podcast and Brett Veinotte from the School Sucks Project. Listen to the show to discover why we almost titled this episode "The Philosophy of Hookers." Look Closer: Complete Liberty - http://completeliberty.com/ Thaddeus Russell's Site - http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/

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197: The Sudbury School (2/2): A Step In the Right Direction

Jason Osborne and I review the Sudbury Valley School, based on our experiences at a recent open house, conversations with students and staff, and some additional research. Wes Bertrand joins us to share his insights. Covered: -The physical plant and amenities of the Framingham school -Judicial Review and the school meeting -Maria Montessori -Political connections and implications Look Closer: Education: Class Dismissed It's every modern parent's worst nightmare—a school where kids can play all day. But no one takes the easy way out, and graduates seem to have a head start on the information age. Welcome to Sudbury Valley. By Hara Estroff Marano, published on May 01, 2006 Complete Liberty Podcast Happiness Counseling Sudbury Valley School Website And Now for ...

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After School Sucks Special 1-31-13 (With Wes Bertrand)

(A/V CLUB) Lots of fitness and nutrition talk - New Zealand's bandwidth issues Related PostsA/V CLUB: Paleo/Weight-Loss Hangout (With Wes and Osborne)78Check out 53 New Paleo, Low-Carb & Health Blogs For April 2014Tags: club, wes, osborne, a/v, bertrand, nutrition, jasonLet's Ask Osborne73(A/V CLUB) A short segment where Osborne answers questions about himself from the chat - Some hat talk - Why Brett's pants don't fit - Our rapper names - Job titlesTags: osborne, talk, club, a/v, jason

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182: Logic Saves Lives Part 8 – Cognitive Distortions and Cognitive Restructuring

Logic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are. Metaphysical Laws 1.Identity 2.Causality 3.Non-Contradiction Topic: Wes Bertrand (Complete Liberty Podcast) and I discuss cognitive distortions, exaggerated and irrational thoughts common in thinking about self, society, politics and relationships. Cognitive distortions can interfere with our most sincere efforts to think in a clear, consistent and logical manner. Bumper Music: "Woodstock" Crosby, Stills and Nash Look Closer: Complete Liberty Podcast Home Happiness Counseling http://happinesscounseling.com/ Cognitive Distortions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_distortion Logical Fallacies Basics http://onegoodmove.org/fallacy/toc.htm Ayn Rand Lexicon http://aynrandlexicon.com/ How Cognitive Distortions Cause Emotional Distress http://www.gapsychology.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=217 What is a Cognitive Bias? http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-cognitive-bias.htm Cognitive Restructuring http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_restructuring Mood Repair Strategies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mood_repair_strategies The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns ...

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168: Breaking Free

Topic: Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss Nathaniel Branden's book, Breaking Free. Wes is currently doing on series on this book on Complete Liberty Podcast. "Do you believe you're worthless? Ineffectual? Mediocre? Helpless? Nathaniel Branden, best selling author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem introduces a revolutionary method to show you how repressed feelings and forgotten past experiences may have shaped your current sense of self. Breaking Free introduces 22 key questions designed to break down repressive barriers. Questions such as: Were you taught to be an independent thinker, or encouraged to be obedient? Were you free to express your fears openly, without fear of punishment? Did your parents' behavior towards you make you feel guilty? Were you taught to ...

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Full Video – 167: Logic Saves Lives Part 5 – The Stolen Concept

Picture: Immanuel Kant and his shadow Logic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are. Metaphysical Laws 1.Identity 2.Causality 3.Non-Contradiction Topic: Wes Bertrand (Complete Liberty Podcast) joins me to discuss what he calls the fallacy to rule them all - the stolen concept. "When modern philosophers declare that axioms are a matter of arbitrary choice, and proceed to choose complex, derivative concepts as the alleged axioms of their alleged reasoning, one can observe that their statements imply and depend on “existence,” “consciousness,” “identity,” which they profess to negate, but which are smuggled into their arguments in the form of unacknowledged, “stolen” concepts." -Ayn Rand, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology (p59–60) Look ...

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167: Logic Saves Lives Part 5 – The Stolen Concept

Picture: Immanuel Kant and his shadow Logic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are. Metaphysical Laws 1.Identity 2.Causality 3.Non-Contradiction Topic: Wes Bertrand (Complete Liberty Podcast) joins me to discuss what he calls the fallacy to rule them all - the stolen concept. "When modern philosophers declare that axioms are a matter of arbitrary choice, and proceed to choose complex, derivative concepts as the alleged axioms of their alleged reasoning, one can observe that their statements imply and depend on “existence,” “consciousness,” “identity,” which they profess to negate, but which are smuggled into their arguments in the form of unacknowledged, “stolen” concepts." -Ayn Rand, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology (p59–60) This ...

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Full Video – 168: Breaking Free

Topic: Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss Nathaniel Branden's book, Breaking Free. Wes is currently doing on series on this book on Complete Liberty Podcast. "Do you believe you're worthless? Ineffectual? Mediocre? Helpless? Nathaniel Branden, best selling author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem introduces a revolutionary method to show you how repressed feelings and forgotten past experiences may have shaped your current sense of self. Breaking Free introduces 22 key questions designed to break down repressive barriers. Questions such as: Were you taught to be an independent thinker, or encouraged to be obedient? Were you free to express your fears openly, without fear of punishment? Did your parents' behavior towards you make you feel guilty? Were you taught to ...

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Pre-Show 10-18-12

Planning for 167: Logic Saves Lives Part 5 - The Stolen Concept Related PostsFULL VIDEO - 143: Logic Saves Lives Part 1 - Foundation, Attitudes and Values78"Logic is man’s method of reaching conclusions objectively by deriving them without contradiction from the facts of reality—ultimately, from the evidence provided by man’s senses. If men reject logic, then the tie between their mental processes and reality is severed; all cognitive standards are repudiated, and anything goes; any contradiction,…Tags: logic, concept, logical, stolen, fallacies, lives, saves, bertrand, wes, a/v

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153 (Supplemental): Individual Challenges In A Religious Culture

Picture: Doc Christensen's "Portrait of the Prophets"(Depicts all LDS church presidents from Joseph Smith to Thomas S. Monson) Complete Liberty Episode 168 Wes Bertrand's Show Notes: Guests Brett from https://schoolsucksproject.com/live and http://youtube.com/schoolsuckspodcast and Jeremy from http://ultimatefreedomquest.com and http://internetbusinessmastery.com http://www.break.com/index/door_to_door_atheists_bother_mormons.html http://www.alternet.org/story/155158/why_does_religion_always_get_a_free_rid Nate Phelps took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything Q&Ahttp://boingboing.net/2012/06/24/qa-with-a-former-member-of-th.html http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/anti-conceptual_mentality.html "public school" is the church of the state one key challenge is to maintain your curiosity in a culture that stifles it (via such things as rewards and punishments) http://www.logicallearning.net/libertyeducation.html http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/want-a-disproven-belief-government-schools-teach-good-science/ The Hopelessness of Atheismhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLxNc_Mtw-4 http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/faith.html The Internet Where religions come to diehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rqw4krMOug http://www.ldsliberty.org/podcasts/ bumper music "Touched By The Hand Of God" by New Orderhttp://www.neworderonline.com/ to comment, please go to http://completeliberty.com/magazine/category/91697

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150: Entrepreneurs, Elites, and the Enigmatic Peter Thiel

Co-Hosts: Mandrik, Wes Bertrand (last two segments) Topics: We cautiously approach the Peter Thiel rabbit hole. Our discussion begins with a story about Thiel's warnings of a higher education bubble, and his Thiel Fellowship, which offers start-up money to innovative college students if they drop out and get to work. -Mandrik talks about agorism and entrepreneurship. -Wes Bertrand calls in to share a story about Thiel: The Nation: Ron Paul Wants to Abolish the CIA; His Largest Donor Builds Toys for It This is an edited version of 7-5-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: The Nation: Ron Paul Wants to Abolish the CIA; His Largest Donor Builds ...

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143: Logic Saves Lives Part 1 – Foundation, Attitudes and Values

b>"Logic is man’s method of reaching conclusions objectively by deriving them without contradiction from the facts of reality—ultimately, from the evidence provided by man’s senses. If men reject logic, then the tie between their mental processes and reality is severed; all cognitive standards are repudiated, and anything goes; any contradiction, on any subject, may be endorsed (and simultaneously rejected) by anyone, as and when he feels like it." -Any Rand “Nazism and Subjectivism,” The Objectivist, Feb. 1971 Topic: Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss the foundational concepts in the science of logic. We use the work of Leonard Peikoff (Objectivism: The Philosphy of Ayn Rand and An Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology) as our guide. Logic is about understanding reality in ...

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FULL VIDEO – 143: Logic Saves Lives Part 1 – Foundation, Attitudes and Values

"Logic is man’s method of reaching conclusions objectively by deriving them without contradiction from the facts of reality—ultimately, from the evidence provided by man’s senses. If men reject logic, then the tie between their mental processes and reality is severed; all cognitive standards are repudiated, and anything goes; any contradiction, on any subject, may be endorsed (and simultaneously rejected) by anyone, as and when he feels like it." -Any Rand “Nazism and Subjectivism,” The Objectivist, Feb. 1971 Topic: Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss the foundational concepts in the science of logic. We use the work of Leonard Peikoff (Objectivism: The Philosphy of Ayn Rand and An Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology) as our guide. Logic is about understanding reality in ...

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Show-Planning With Wes Bertrand 5-14-12

1/2 2/2 Planning For Episode 143: Logic Saves Lives - Foundations, Attitudes and Values We discuss... - 9/11 Truth - Conspiracy theory futility - The Trivium and the science of logic - Mormon Transhumanism - Jesus - How much has the Bible been altered or edited? - Did the Irish "save" civilization? - Nazi Psychology and mysticism - Creationism - Myspace - Cults - Non-Violent Communication - Christian Science? - Show Planning

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078: Nonviolent Communication Round-Table (w/ Wes Bertrand and Stefan Molyneux)

Wes, Stef and I discuss the theories of Marshall Rosenberg. Look Closer: Center for Nonviolent Communication http://www.cnvc.org/ Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Complete Liberty Home FDR 1836 Nonviolent Communication - An Introduction http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreedomainRadioVolume5/~3/Jir1irb5GAM/FDR_1836_NVC_Intro.mp3/

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075: Gender Roles and Pigeon Holes

(Kids Are Not Defective Part 10) Today, a further exploration of acquiescence and aggression, from a different angle. Stephanie Murphy, Wes Bertrand and I discuss the perpetuation of gender roles and stereotypes throughout childhood, referencing the work of Cordelia Fine. We also question the disparity between the numbers of men and women in the liberty movement and the Free State Project. Bumper Music: "Baby It's Cold Outside" Dean Martin and Martina McBride Look Closer: Gender gap a scientific myth, says psychology expert http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/sep/10/gender-gap-myth-cordelia-fine Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine http://www.amazon.com/Delusions-Gender-Society-Neurosexism-Difference/dp/0393068382 Wes Bertrand's Site: Complete Liberty Home Stephanie Murphy's Site: Porc Therapy http://porctherapy.com/ Past articles by Stephanie R. Murphy on LewRockwell.com http://www.lewrockwell.com/murphy-s/murphy-s-arch.html Delusions ...

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