Embracing the Climb Podcast

Amanda Paliotti

A raw and real-talk podcast aimed at figuring life out as we go, messiness and all! read less
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[HARD CONVERSATIONS] Let's talk about what SCIENCE really means & having COMPASSION for those with different beliefs
Sep 22 2021
[HARD CONVERSATIONS] Let's talk about what SCIENCE really means & having COMPASSION for those with different beliefs
Hello lovelies,Today's episode is some REAL-TALK about current issues. I'm talking...the thing that everyone seems to be fighting about these days. You know what I mean. The jab jab. The staby-McGee. The special syringe. The COVID-19 immunization. This is not at all a conversation aimed at trying to convince anyone to change their belief systems or to shove anything down your throat. It's a conversation aimed at reducing fear and panic about the information that’s circulating, and an opportunity to lean into love and acceptance by taking a moment to understand why those who believe differently than you are not monsters or idiots. We’re all just trying to figure out how to handle the immense fear that the last year and half has brought onto us - and sometimes people cope with fear in very different, or completely opposite ways.It's also a chat about what SCIENCE actually means, since I feel like the term has been twisted by people who don't understand it AT ALL. Knowledge is so powerful, so I want to help you understand what science IS, and what it ISN'T. (Here is the link to the video mentioned in the episode regarding scientific research conclusions:)Statistical Significance and p-Values Explained Intuitively - YouTube All I hope to do here is offer different perspectives to those on EITHER side of this hot topic, so it can be less of an "argument" and more of a CONVERSATION. Take what you want. Leave what you want. I'm not taking a particular "stance" because I don't believe in black/white or right/wrong. Life is one big GREY AREA. We need to train our brains to be okay with this. I'm just here trying to remind people that we're all the same at our core. We're all scared and acting out in whichever way makes the most sense to us. But remember to take a step back and evaluate your thoughts and beliefs once your emotions have cooled down and you can look at the facts a bit more objectively. Sending love in this CRAZY time,XO Amanda@manda.paliembracingtheclimbpodcast@gmail.com
[PRIDE EPISODE] The one about the struggles WITHIN the gay community (Interview with Shane Ramsay)
Jun 16 2021
[PRIDE EPISODE] The one about the struggles WITHIN the gay community (Interview with Shane Ramsay)
This special PRIDE MONTH episode is a conversation with one of my dear friends, Shane Ramsay, who is a gay man here in Ottawa, Canada.***Content warning: - LGBTQ+ topics - sexually explicit topics - mental illness - bullying/harassment/discrimination - eating disorders/self-esteem issues/body dysmorphiaShane graciously opened up about SO many hard topics and shared some really personal/traumatic stories in the hopes of helping others who may have struggled in similar ways.This episode is about sharing some information about what Pride Month means, and the struggles WITHIN the gay community which might not be so apparent to those who aren't involved. One big issue that we discuss is that of BODY SHAMING, especially bigger bodies that don't fit a particular gay "look".This show's goal is to be as inclusive as possible about ALL different kinds of people and their individual journeys and struggles, and Shane is an amazing start to opening up to a broader variety of interview guests.You can connect with Shane on Instagram @shaneramsay - trust me, he's SO welcoming and easy to talk to!Links for further information about topics we discussed in this episode:Pride Month History https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_pridehttps://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/https://www.queerevents.ca/canada/pride/historyhttps://www.history.com/prideStonewall Riots https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/june-28/https://www.history.com/topics/gay-rights/the-stonewall-riots https://www.stonewall.org.uk/about-us/news/stonewall-uprising-50-years-lgbt-historyWays to DONATE to the movement: https://www.rainbowrailroad.org/https://www.matthewshepard.org/https://www.thetrevorproject.org/https://www.stompoutbullying.org/lgbtq-bullyinghttps://itgetsbetter.org/Other information/resources to support LGBTQ+ people:  https://www.theactivetimes.com/travel/how-to-be-a-better-lgbtq-ally-pride-month/slide-3 https://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanrobinson/2020/06/26/10-ways-to-support-lgbtq-rights-during-pride-month/?sh=55eb710268cdhttps://www.apa.org/topics/lgbtq/sexual-orientationAs always, feel free to reach out to me @manda.pali on Instagram or you can email embracingtheclimbpodcast@gmail.comXO Amanda