Mar 26, 2015

Special guests: Musicians Amy Scruggs and Ryan Scruggs

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Mar 19, 2015

Special guest: Mary Wight, Nutritionist from Olde Del Mar Surgical

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Mar 12, 2015

The Importance of First Impressions in Business and in Day-to-Day Life

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Mar 5, 2015

Women’s pay inequality, Giuliana Rancic / Zendaya controversy, bullying and more…

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Feb 26, 2015

Special guest: Heather Shotke from

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Feb 19, 2015

Oscar Nominations, 50 Shades of Grey, TV Show Marathoning & More…

This week Bryan, Angie, and regular panelists Drew Ornelas and Michael Ellis-Bahena talk Oscar nominations, Fifty Shades of Grey and the mental consequences of marathoning your favorite TV shows.

All of us at Big Daddy Radio are super excited for Academy Awards this year, despite the fact that none of us have seen any of the movies that are nominated! The movies look amazing, as well as many of the actors' performances, so we're hoping to catch a few of the movies before Sunday. In any, case we'll have a lot to talk about with the winners, losers and of course any surprising moments during the most anticipated awards show of the year.

Listen to the full episode below!

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Dec 10, 2014

Get into the zone with HEART RATE COHERENCE

Angie on with Bryan calling in.
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Bryan called in to thank Angie for holding the fort.

Daniel Hendrick 
Sarah Gilman
Sara Gilman, is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, specializing in the areas of trauma, addictions and performance enhancement. Graduating in 1983 with a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from CSU Fullerton. Sara is a Fellow with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, EMDR certified and Past-President of the EMDR International Association. She lectures and appears on TV regarding addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder and how to create your peak performance.  She is the owner and President of Coherence Assoc. Inc.

What is peek performance. Doing your best. Perform on or near your best in all circumstances, consistently - not a one shot deal.

In sport we train with nutrition, bodies, but we need to train our mental abilities and shift when the internal or external stress is up so we can move forward at the time when we need it the most.
AND notice when you are not in the zone.

If we feel differently, then our thoughts catch up. The heart is the center - it send 60 times the electrical currents than the brain. The brain and body don't care. They take their guidance from the heart.
Change the heart rate variability - tell the brain everything is safe and I can keep going, even though this is a stretch.

Daniel's story after break:
Student 15, taking lessons for a while. found out she was a composer. He asked her to play. It was about the pain of relationships she had in high school, and betrayal and how she connected - it was profound.
She was asked to perform in front of her peers. It lifted her conscious to a higher level as she told her truth. There is no downside to it, it is only freeing. The person who mocks that is the person in the most pain.

Have to practice this - find the place, center of gravity stabilizes, my thoughts calm, I can just perform at the highest level I can 95% of the time.
Letting go of thinking and get to BEING.

The space between the heartbeats - visualize that.
Heart is the regulator of the emotion, so start there.

3 steps:
Practice, practice, practice - heart is a muscle with memory.
Get into the zone - or HEART RATE COHERENCE.

Shift your attention to the muscle you are working on.
Heart breath - Generate a positive emotion - gratitude is a great one to start with. You know you have the FELT sense of gratitude or joy or love - you'll know when it's real because you will smile.
Then heart says to brain - we are in the zone - efficiency, 

REBOOT into Heart rate Coherence several times in the day.
This is the energy efficient zone to sustain concentration.
We can concentrate for longer periods of time.
5 minutes or 2 minutes would be great!
Best time is before bed, helps you sleep soundly and get into REM sleep more efficiently.
Sleeping more about what you need to think about - gratitude brings us into the zone and we efficiently sleep.

On Pain - Sarah:
Manage pain for the body is so much more efficient.
BREATHE into it. Find a happy memory - your happy place.

This is ideal for those with high pressure jobs and demands.
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Nov 16, 2014

Veterans’ Day, Taylor Swift and Mockingjay, and of course, Britney Spears

Alrighty, Bryan Garrity is out of the studio for a couple of weeks. He didn't want to leave you without a show, so join his forever friend, Susan Finch and her friend and co-host today, Lany Sullivan of Those 4 Girls on Google+. Bryan even emailed in an intro so we'd know HIS views on Taylor's new album, his Britney take for the week and all of us lovin' on our veterans and servicemen and servicewomen. 

It's a 19 minute shorty show that we hope you enjoy it.
We love you and miss you Bryan! Keep getting better. The gang at the station misses you and we do, too!
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Oct 22, 2014

Clowns, Concerts, Deep South and Cable

Welcome to our new panel! We are so excited to welcome Michael Ellis and Amanda Weeks to our regulars. We were all getting acquainted today as a team. Boy, howdy - what we covered. It was like a tour around the small towns of the West.

But before we get too far, Bryan had to bring up CLOWNS! You heard me - clowns. He has never been a fan and is actually quite against having them around. As a kid Santa, Mickey Mouse and the rest of the costumed characters had no place of joy in his young life. Clowns I get. OK, here's my clown story: I'm 9 at Ringling Brothers. They knew it was my birthday. ALL of the clowns surrounded me overhead and sang happy birthday in their creepy clown voice. Add that to the old horror flicks I'd watch on channel 13 in the 70s and AAAAAAA! ENOUGH!

Since the panel all hails from smaller towns up and down the coast, but at different decades. Our babies of the bunch,  Drew and Amanda, talked about how it was during the 80s in school with AIDS education, sex ed and more. Bryan and I were at the same school. They didn't cover much. Condoms, briefly. We compared stories and realized that in the deep South, with simpler upbringings and lower demographics, there was a lot more talk about contraceptives, condoms and other options rather than talking about the fantasy world of abstinence.

When you live in a small town, it can be very difficult, especially when there is a lower education level, perhaps also a stricter religious prevalence.

Music time - upcoming concerts:
Fleetwood Mac - that's where Amanda's going. 
How about Susan Tedeschi and the Tedeschi Trucks Band? I've seen them up here at the Oregon Zoo - GREAT SHOW! Consider it. Patty Griffin with Scott Miller Nov 1 at the Balboa Theatre. 

OH my, late night television and commercials are WAY far away from the Brady Bunch.
That's about as much as we'll say about that. 
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Oct 16, 2014

Immigration Myths Busted and Group Rant

In the studio with Bryan today: Angie, Drew, Luis Lopez from the Law Office of Kevin Tracy. He's a Paralegal and Interpreter.

Luis told us that with regards to gay marriages, they have had 20 cases so far come in with Visas, met their partner here and took advantage of new law.

How scary for some coming from Guatemala , Honduras that are very against gays. Their risk is bigger. If they get caught and deported, some countries will actually kill you for being gay.They can ask for asylum out of fear due to their living situation.

The studio is on the Pope Francis bandwagon. WE LOVE HIM.The new Pope - his view of tolerance of love of all.
We are all about welcoming people into the church. so says the Archbishop of NY. Progressive action is happening.

Our team doesn't believe in the "lock the borders" point of view. What do you think their reason is for coming here?
Do you not get a lot of it is about FEAR. If you had kids in a country with violence all around you and there was chance to escape to safety - wouldn't YOU take that for your kids?

Yes, you need to do it right - meet with a team like Luis and those at the Law Office of Kevin Tracy. Have a sit down/free consult. They usually have interpreters, they have a attorney/client confidentiality agreement to protect you. They won't notify immigration. Spell out your situation and Luis and his team will be honest and help you on your path. They'll also be honest and tell you if you have some things to clear up first.

Call Luis at 858-805-6786. They serve ALL of San Diego county and outlying areas.

If you mention Big Daddy Radio, they'll set up a free consultation for you. They are looking out for the best interest of the client. They don't want you hurt or your families. They want to help you do it right and start your better life.

If someone is here, and they marry someone from Holland, do they get automatic citizenship. This is a common myth.
Married to US citizen - they can go ahead and start the immigration process. BUT have to check their history, how many times in and out of the country, are there problems with their visa, or will they have to do processing where they fill out the paperwork here but have to go back to their country of origin to complete it.

People are confused with that belief like the movie Green Card.
It's not automatic. Look at the Governor of Oregon's girlfriend. She married someone when she was 18 just to get him a greencard - she was paid for this, too. There is no free pass. You need to know the laws. There are several types of visas.

If you have a legal document, you marry here to a US citizen, that's the perfect scenario.It takes about 6 months.
Say you met on vacation - longer process - 1-2 years. Depends where you met, background checks and the rest. Luis loves these stories and loves helping.

Bryan reminds us: This country was built on welcoming people.

< h3>30:00 GROUP RANT: Violence against women.

WHY do you men think this is any type of OK? You weak, puny minded, insecure person. Picking on someone who can defend themselves? It's about bullying and power. You weak, pathetic human if you do this. NOTHING warrants violence against another human being. You cannot justify it hiding behind religion and local, archaic laws and your neighborhood social norms. How would you feel if someone beat your grandma? Your daughter? So your wife or girlfriend is the same? And if you think this is OK in any way, you are a sick, sick human!

Women/victims - Past behavior like this will NOT get better. Same with cheaters - why are you shocked if they do the same to you? Why would you tempt the odds? Have more self-respect. You can't fix these sick people no matter how good you are in bed, no matter how much money you lend them - they are sick manipulating abusers. RUN! If your friend or relative is considering this type of physically or mentally abusive partner - HELP THEM RUN!

OK, here's the other side, you've tried to help that person over and over and over. They are also sick if they are drawn to this type of person. As the caring friend, how do you forgive a person who is stupid or gullible or that keep going back?
Wow! There's a question.


But, let's talk about cattiness and those who delivered unsolicited advice on a regular basis - HEY! How insensitive and who are you to think we have been sitting around waiting for your cruel, unthinking, insensitive opinion.

Sometimes you just have to say, "PEESE SHUT MOUF, WOOMUN!"

What is your motivation for that comment? Is it to look better, feel better about you or, because you REALLY care?
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