THE Cerebral Podcast
EP90: 6Ts with Beliefs and Advocacy

EP90: 6Ts with Beliefs and Advocacy

January 21, 2022

I used a wordplay about beliefs and being left behind.  Then, I used a quote by Galileo about the limits of a mind. Next, I talked about disability advocacy as a way to find your own voice. Then, I talked about finding support by being next to people in similar circumstances.  

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about keeping up and being thought of as a troublemaker. I also talked about how people misunderstood my disability to be only my problem. Then I talked about my brain damage and how disability processing was ignored. Finally, I talked about how some of my functional disability differences were not acknowledged by my family.

 

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Rob Targos (@RobTargos) / Twitter

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/robtargos/

Galileo Galilei - Who would set a limit to the mind of...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/galileo_galilei_802683

Types of Advocacy | Center for Excellence in Disabilities

http://cedwvu.org/resources/types-of-advocacy/

EP89: 6Ts with Articulate Thinking and SNL

EP89: 6Ts with Articulate Thinking and SNL

January 14, 2022

I used a wordplay about my being articulate.  Then, I used a quote by Galileo about ignorance. Next, I talked about thought experiments as a device for the imagination. Then, I talked about articulate thinking advice from Dr. Grace Lee.  

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about how college news writing and public speaking have related skills. I also talked about splitting the word articulate into different actions. Then I talked about confidence and articulation from a couple of Saturday Night Live sketches. Finally, I talked about Rene Descartes and walking away from disability ignorance.

 

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Rob Targos (@RobTargos) / Twitter

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LinkedIn / Rob Targos

https://www.linkedin.com/in/robtargos/

Galileo Galilei - I have never met a man so ignorant that...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/galileo_galilei_104201

How to Articulate Thoughts into Words - If You're Introverted or Don't Know How to Speak Eloquently

https://www.brainzmagazine.com/post/how-to-articulate-thoughts-into-words-if-you-re-introverted-or-don-t-know-how-to-speak-eloquently

Fernando's Hideaway - Saturday Night Live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltj8C2SJv94

Stuart Smalley - Daily Affirmations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ldAQ6Rh5ZI

Stuart Smalley - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Smalley#Saturday_Night_Live_sketches

EP88: 6Ts with Galileo and Thought Experiments

EP88: 6Ts with Galileo and Thought Experiments

January 8, 2022

I used a wordplay about my body being at rest.  Then, I used a quote by  Galileo about teaching and discovery. Next, I talked about thought experiments as a device for the imagination. Then, I talked about Galileo's thought experiment about falling objects. It revealed a logical flaw in different objects and the rate of falling speed.  In his mind Galileo tied different objects together, combining the weight.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I learned from a teacher about Galileo’s thought experiment in college. I also talked about practice makes perfect with thought experiments.

 

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Galileo Galilei - We cannot teach people anything; we can...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/galileo_galilei_381318

Thought experiment - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_experiment

Thought Experiments - Stanford

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/thought-experiment/

EP87: 2021 Review, Reframe and the Growth Mindset

EP87: 2021 Review, Reframe and the Growth Mindset

December 31, 2021

I used a word play about ghosts and skeletons. Then, I used a quote by author Charles Dickens about ghosts and ideas. Next, I talked about reframing as a way to learn and grow from past experiences.  I also recounted themes and concepts from neuroplasticity at the start of 2021. And building resilience to talking about family issues and talking about the Christmas spirit at the end of 2021. The growth mindset theme was used in January. And in December. the Christmas movie, literally reframed George Bailey’s life.   

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about the 6T formula of  Think, Trust, Tool, Try, Test, and Train. I also talked about layers of issues that I shared in the 50 total episodes this year.

 

Episode resources

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Charles Dickens - An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to…

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/charles_dickens_385017

Reframing | Psychology Today

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/stronger-the-broken-places/201712/reframing

Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset: How what you think affects what you achieve

https://www.mindsethealth.com/matter/growth-vs-fixed-mindset

EP86: The Enrichment Approach with George Bailey

EP86: The Enrichment Approach with George Bailey

December 21, 2021

I used a word play about Bedford Falls. Then, I used a quote by author Charles Dickens about life and usefulness. Next, I talked about  the 1946 movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. In a clip, the angels discussed how to help George Bailey from being discouraged.  

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about It’s a Wonderful Life, the Christmas classic movie. George  Bailey lost perspective on the impact of his life. George used his life to help others. I tried to use my life to help people understand my crutches. I tried to lead with faith in my uniqueness. I also mentioned scenes where George had a cumulative impact on his friends.

 

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Charles Dickens - No one is useless in this world who...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/charles_dickens_163892

It's a Wonderful Life - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a_Wonderful_Life

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE | Official Trailer | Paramount Movies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLR3gZrU2Xo

'It's A Wonderful Life' Celebrates 75th Anniversary – Deadline

https://deadline.com/2021/12/james-stewart-its-a-wonderful-life-75th-anniversary-1234884571/

It's a Wonderful Life Beginning with Prayers and Angels Talking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79pIurpNARs

EP85: The Enrichment Approach with Dr. Seuss and The Grinch

EP85: The Enrichment Approach with Dr. Seuss and The Grinch

December 16, 2021

I used a word play about the rhyme or reason and the Grinch. Then, I used a quote by author Charles Dickens about heart and patience. Next, I talked about Dr. Seuss and the Grinch.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about The Grinch That Stole Christmas TV special. Next, I talked about literary meter. Then I shared a new poem I wrote, The Grinch In-fur-ed. There are other rhythms I use in the prose.

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Charles Dickens - Have a heart that never hardens…

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/charles_dickens_121168

Grinch - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grinch

You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch, Original Version - 1966 (HD)

Examples and Definition of Literary Meter

https://literarydevices.net/meter/

The Grinch In-Fur-ed © by Rob Targos 12/11/12

http://robtargos.com/2021/12/16/the-grinch-in-fur-ed/

EP84: The Enrichment Approach with The Gift of the Magi and Sesame Street

EP84: The Enrichment Approach with The Gift of the Magi and Sesame Street

December 7, 2021

I used a word play about the Magi. Then, I used a quote by author Charles Dickens about the contrast of light and dark. Next, I talked about The Gift of the Magi short story. 

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE,  i talked about the Sesame Street version of The Gift of the Magi in1978. Then I talk about the sentimentality of the spirited effort behind gift-giving.  

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Charles Dickens - There are dark shadows on the earth, but...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/charles_dickens_385128

The Gift of the Magi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gift_of_the_Magi

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Eve_on_Sesame_Street

EP83: The Enrichment Approach with #Rudolph #Reindeer and #Inclusion

EP83: The Enrichment Approach with #Rudolph #Reindeer and #Inclusion

December 1, 2021

I used a word play about Rudolf. Then, I used a quote by author Charles Dickens about Christmas. Next, I talked about the history of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the song. It became a hit on the Billboard charts in 1949. 

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, as an inclusion story. I also sang the song and then wrote a new poem, Reinterpreting Rudolph’s Reinclusion. I also created a new word. 

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Charles Dickens - I will honor Christmas in my heart, and...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/charles_dickens_105777

Charles Dickens

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens#Works

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolph_the_Red-Nosed_Reindeer

EP82: The Enrichment Approach with Family Homeostasis and Fight or Flight

EP82: The Enrichment Approach with Family Homeostasis and Fight or Flight

November 24, 2021

I used a word play about a turkey wishbone. Then, I used a quote from Star Wars actor James Earl Jones about stuttering. Next, I talked about homeostasis and equilibrium.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about how many parents tried to keep the family equilibrium. My dad sometimes got upset with my inability to keep up with my family and friends. My disability and processing issues were not treated as reasonable factors in different situations. Handwriting and physical therapy issues were hard for me to negotiate/articulate. I ended the episode and talked about cognitive dissonance and the emotional connection that developed between me and my crutches.

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What's the Story, Wishbone?

https://modernfarmer.com/2014/11/whats-story-wishbone/

James Earl Jones - One of the hardest things in life is...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/james_earl_jones_125784

Homeostatic Consciousness: A New Approach to an Old Problem?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/theory-consciousness/202105/homeostatic-consciousness-new-approach-old-problem

Theory of Cognitive Dissonance

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/cognitive-dissonance

EP81: The Enrichment Approach with Poles and Gallows Humor

EP81: The Enrichment Approach with Poles and Gallows Humor

November 16, 2021

I used a word play about polio. Then, I used a quote from Star Wars actor James Earl Jones about Marilyn Monroe. Next, I talked about finding humor in difficult situations with gallows humor.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about finding gallows humor and power in Polish jokes. But my dad made light of me falling at my expense. I also talked about finding solidarity and resilience from shared experiences. After turning cripples into “crips”, the common denominator became a rallying cry. In another situation, “crips” became a positive part of the surgical scar identities some people with disabilities had. I finished the episode with another gallows humor strike forward. 

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James Earl Jones - People who lusted after Marilyn Monroe...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/james_earl_jones_575434

Humor As Weapon, Shield and Psychological Salve

https://psychcentral.com/lib/humor-as-weapon-shield-and-psychological-salve#1

How to pronounce Galgenhumor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OKe4uNZIfM

Gallows Humor | Definition of Gallows Humor by Merriam-Webster

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gallows%20humor

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