Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 09/13 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

Welcome to Mental Acumen here on Freedomizer Radio with Donald and Christie Rose!

Our mission is to engage in open discourse that promotes healthy bodies and minds. We advocate for freedom of health choices, educational choices, and other personal and political freedoms that are eroding in our culture. We promote voluntary interactions with one another and want to invite you to connect with us.

Topic this week: We are talking about what makes people different and divides us. Opposites Attract etc.

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Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 09/06 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

Welcome to Mental Acumen here on Freedomizer Radio with Donald and Christie Rose!

Our mission is to engage in open discourse that promotes healthy bodies and minds. We advocate for freedom of health choices, educational choices, and other personal and political freedoms that are eroding in our culture. We promote voluntary interactions with one another and want to invite you to connect with us.

Topic this week: How are you celebrating? How are you preparing for cold and flu season?

We welcome callers LIVE ON AIR! (319) 572-6208 press 1

Join us Monday’s 5:30pm MST/ 4:30pm PST

Mental Acumen Website: https://mentalacumenradio.com/

Source: Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 09/06 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 08/30 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

Welcome to Mental Acumen here on Freedomizer Radio with Donald and Christie Rose!

Our mission is to engage in open discourse that promotes healthy bodies and minds. We advocate for freedom of health choices, educational choices, and other personal and political freedoms that are eroding in our culture. We promote voluntary interactions with one another and want to invite you to connect with us.

Topic this week: Now that school is back in session how are things?

We welcome callers LIVE ON AIR! (319) 572-6208 press 1

Join us Monday’s 5:30pm MST/ 4:30pm PST

Mental Acumen Website: https://mentalacumenradio.com/

Health Coaching Website: http://coachchristie.com/

Source: Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 08/30 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

Connections and Companionship

We are talking about what divides people in our upcoming show tomorrow as possibly part of a new series. I want to start with mentioning that it is more important than ever to foster healthy connections and companionship with loved ones in our unbelievably disconnected world. This piggy backs off of my blog from last week that people need people. We need to feel loved and accepted by others.

As the world around us has evolved so quickly into a socially disconnected environment where remote working and learning is our new way of like. This leaves many people coupes up inside their homes cut off from daily social interactions especially if they employ delivery services and find little reason or motivation to leave the house. I think we need more face to face interactions. When we communicate face to face we get to see body language, reactions in different environments, and even get to experience spontaneous conversations and emotions. I think this helps us learn about others, our environment, and learn to adapt on the fly.

When we are behind a screen we miss out on so much of the personal connection and this can leave us wanting or feelings of isolation. This potentially could have negative effects on our mental health as we adjust to these feelings of isolation and loneliness. We all desire companionship with others to share our feelings and thoughts with on a regular basis which helps foster healthy relationships.

I don’t only refer to partnerships but all intimate relationships such as friends, coworkers, and family. It is important to flex our relationship muscles and interact with people in face to face situations on a regular basis. If you struggle with this then make a plan to connect more, get out of your comfort zone, and take baby steps while you take pride in each accomplishment along the way. Some examples are talking to your neighbor, delivery person, or cashier and then go from there. Keep it simple and brief until you gain the courage to have a sit down deep discussion with someone.

But don’t take my word for this! Evaluate your situation and feelings and decide if and when you even want or change this part of your life.

Join us tomorrow on the show and call to chat LIVE ON AIR.

Christie Rose

People Need People

As many of you know I am attending Arizona State University Online and I am working on my second bachelor’s in Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I am currently taking two classes and one of them is about communication and managing conflict. This is the short version of what brings me to the topic for this blog entry. Conflict is an inevitable part of life and seems to happen more often in our closer relationships such as immediate family members such as children and spouses. We have been working on discussions in this class and it seems that if you are in a relationship then it does not take long to come up with a conflict that was recent or reoccurring.

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The six year milestone of the two of us meeting is quickly approaching and it is a time of reflection and an opportunity to acknowledge the relationship progress. Those of you that have been listening since we started the show have been privy to some of the banter shared between the two of us. Anyway, Donald says it all the time that people need people and that family is important. I have not always believed this because I come from a long history of close personal relationships with extremely poor communication and that has lead to a lot of conflict exposure and participation in my lifetime. In fact, my children have both completely stopped talking to me because they never developed healthy communication and conflict resolution skills. I take responsibility for my role, but as they are both adults I realize that it is their responsibility to learn and grow and independent women.

Due to all of this conflict and poor communication skills I am missing out on my grandchildren growing up as I have not seen them in almost a year. So I want to encourage everyone reading this blog post to learn how to effectively communicate and use appropriate conflict management skills to improve the close personal relationships with loved ones as we are never promised tomorrow. I always thought that I would get to enjoy my children and grandchildren until I passed away and never imagined that I would have to endure this great loss every single day of hoping and praying they will call or text. When I had my surgery and begged my younger daughter to come help me for even a couple of days and she refused I realized that I need to improve my communication skills. I realize that even if one person has great communication skills it may not repair the relationship, but it is a good healthy place to start.

Also, as Donald and I close in on six years we work to improve our communication all the time. It helps that he is very open and honest about his feelings and will not hesitate too long to let me know if he feels underappreciated or alone. Struggle is inevitable and life will be filled with hurdles and blessings dispersed throughout our lives. Just make sure that you are stopping to do that introspective work and that you are letting loved ones know that you love and appreciate them while they are communicating and open to listening because we are not promised tomorrow.

Thanks for reading this post and for listening to our radio show. Remember to tune in LIVE tomorrow (Monday) at 5:30pm MST and we welcome callers on the air if you want to share what is important to you.

Christie Rose Yielding, Host of Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio

Back to School

Are you or your children headed back to school? This year my look different for many school attendees this year as guidelines and requirements are changing and evolving as media and governmental organizations stress that we need to obey at the drop of a hat. I’ll be vague but descriptive enough to not get reported or flagged as I feel I should be allowed to post my own opinions on my own website as I see fit.

There are many options to feed our brains and public school is not the only option or even necessarily the best option for all students. In an effort to keep my posts short enough to keep your attention I’ll leave it at that because we talk more in depth on the radio show and of course you can reach out to us via this post or by email for help in locating information you are seeking about this topic.

I am over 40 and heading to ASU for my last semester which will consist of my last 4 classes of my undergraduate degree online. I find College much more interesting and engaging this time around after about a 14 year time gap since my last college degree. The plandemic has made for plenty of discussion material max has been a go to for my assignments as I am studying Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Also the rise of zoom has been a great addition since I get to enjoy clubs and events remotely. I have even had meetings with instructors to clarify projects, get help choosing my internship, and extra curricular events.

As I near the end of my degree I started thinking I was so tired of school and ready to be done but after a refreshing break after my internship class I am excited to return. If I had the available funding I would not hesitate to get my Master’s degree. So if you need someone to spend about $10-$15k on message me. Just throwing that out there to the universe because the world works in mysterious ways. I want to earn a large enough salary to enjoy a comfortable retirement and I am not afraid of hard work or long hours, I just need to find the right career that fulfills me and utilizes my wealth of knowledge.

So we need to be prepared to change gears and make our plans flexible as this school year begins because we do not know what the governmental organizations or school systems have in store for us as we head full speed into cold and flu / holiday season and mandates get announced. Remember that now is the time to get your family plans nailed down and allow for the worst case scenario whatever that looks like for you and your family… then come up with back up plans for your most basic needs of water, food, shelter, and overall survival.

We are not all gloom and doom and I do not want to end of a negative note but want you to be aware of your changing environment and ability to adapt. Hopefully all goes well and we make it to 2022 in better shape financially, physically, and mentally.

Remember to tune into the show Monday’s at 5:30pm MST where we go in more depth with our topics. Also, please take a moment to comment and share your thoughts with us about our content.

Christie Rose Yielding , Host of Mental Acumen Radio and Health Coach

Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 08/23 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

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Welcome to Mental Acumen here on Freedomizer Radio with Donald and Christie Rose!

Our mission is to engage in open discourse that promotes healthy bodies and minds. We advocate for freedom of health choices, educational choices, and other personal and political freedoms that are eroding in our culture. We promote voluntary interactions with one another and want to invite you to connect with us.

Topic this week: We talk about school food and food appropriate for learning.

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Mental Acumen Website: https://mentalacumenradio.com/

Health Coaching Website: http://coachchristie.com/

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Harvest Season is in Full Swing

Over the next few months many fresh produce items will be ripe for the picking. If you have a backyard garden you will notice the fruits of your labor producing delicious edible gifts. It’s not too late to learn about food storage options and plan to employ this new found knowledge.

Honestly I feel like food storage and winter prep is an art form that takes gaining a wealth of knowledge and practicing until satisfactory results are reached. I wish I had access to the women elders from my family tree that perfected this art form so that I could get all my questions answered and skip some of the trial and error that accompanies learning a new craft. Alas that is not an option. However we are fortunate to have internet access that allows us a wealth of knowledge right at our fingertips so I am taking advantage of that tool.

I follow a homesteading family to begin my canning journey and this was a great start because the woman details just enough to inform without overwhelming so if you want her info just comment below as I am not necessarily promoting her material. Anyway, as I mentioned in my learning to can pickles post I have taken baby steps. I have progressed to canning fresh picked tomatoes (already tested and work great for making fresh green chile. 😃

I have also canned fresh tart cherries and palisade peaches (also tested – made a delicious gf cobbler). Now is the time to start calculating how many of these cost effective treats we will need to sustain our household for the winter so that we can enjoy the fresh taste of local produce harvested at the peak of the season. I anticipate this will save us a sizable chunk of money on our winter grocery bills. Not to mention the ease of opening a canned item that is easier to prepare for a meal than cutting, peeling, and chopping the fresh items would be.

So I just want to plant the seeds of knowledge that maybe our grandparents were on the right track when they harvested the backyard garden and stored the produce that sustained the family through the cold winter months when food is less accessible, nutrient rich, and definitely costs more. I would be glad to discuss this with you via email, as a guest on the show, or in the comments below so don’t hesitate to reach out. People need people and people need knowledge to evoke and grow.

Christie Rose Yielding – Host of Mental Acumen Radio and Health Coach

Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 08/16 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

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Welcome to Mental Acumen here on Freedomizer Radio with Donald and Christie Rose!

Our mission is to engage in open discourse that promotes healthy bodies and minds. We advocate for freedom of health choices, educational choices, and other personal and political freedoms that are eroding in our culture. We promote voluntary interactions with one another and want to invite you to connect with us.

Topic this week: Back to school….Masking, vaccines, and variants OH MY!

We welcome callers LIVE ON AIR! (319) 572-6208 press 1

Join us Monday’s 5:30pm MST/ 4:30pm PST

Mental Acumen Website: https://mentalacumenradio.com/

Health Coaching Website: http://coachchristie.com/

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Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 08/09 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

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Welcome to Mental Acumen here on Freedomizer Radio with Donald and Christie Rose!

Our mission is to engage in open discourse that promotes healthy bodies and minds. We advocate for freedom of health choices, educational choices, and other personal and political freedoms that are eroding in our culture. We promote voluntary interactions with one another and want to invite you to connect with us.

Topic this week: We were too sick to do the show last week so this is a make up show and we will still talk about illness and food. We are talking about our favorite foods to grill, eat, and new favorites we discovered this year.

We welcome callers LIVE ON AIR! (319) 572-6208 press 1

Join us Monday’s 5:30pm MST/ 4:30pm PST

Mental Acumen Website: https://mentalacumenradio.com/

Health Coaching Website: http://coachchristie.com/

Source: Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 08/09 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events