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The Space Between

Above Ground Podcast

Release Date: 03/17/2021

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Gabor Mate says that hurt is at the center of all addictive behaviors. The action of escaping pain leads us to additional pain. Pain will lead us to seek comfort in whatever substance, action, idea or pattern we’ve learned to cope with life. Addiction is an avoidance that became a hinderance. What are we avoiding? Why are we avoiding? Like a moth to flame we are attracted to the light. Addictions are the fires. Our hurt is the kindling.

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This week we are joined by Tatiana Gjergji. She is the Founder & President of Noteworthy Resources of Albany NY. Noteworthy Resources is located at 247 Lark Street 2nd Floor, Albany NY 12210.

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The waters of trauma, abandonment, self sabotage, grief can drag you under. If you drink that water it can not just make you sick. It can drown you. If there is blood in the water you can cause a vicious attack or a feeding frenzy. Don't drink the water, be like water. 

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Heart of the Matter w/Jaime Fabroa show art Heart of the Matter w/Jaime Fabroa

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Jaime Fabroa is a suicide loss survivor, attempt survivor and shares her gift of loss with the world. Her purpose is to break the stigma surrounding suicide and standing tall to dispel the myths.

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What is it exactly to be an evolutionary sleeper? Is it tapping into the force, dreaming up your reality? For those with sleep issues and a mental illness, sleep can be a ticket to baseline , but without it your illness or disorder can rage out of control.

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"In waiting for the right words, we might be silent awhile", says Garra Lloyd-Lester, about starting the conversation about suicide. You don't need to be a PRO to follow what your Spidey senses are telling you. You just need to be HUMAN.

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Hard to believe this is our one hundredth episode. When we started this in the June of '19, I just wanted to have the first seven in the can. I figure if we build that momentum I will find it easy to bring the best of what TPP & I have. It's not...

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Forgive Yourself First show art Forgive Yourself First

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Forgiveness is the releasing of anger and resentment. A vital importance in propelling you forward past traumas, grief or victimization. It is beneficial to your healing and mental health. It can enhance optimism and elevate your mood. Forgiveness is the bouncer to anger, stress, anxiety and even the head gremlin named, DE-pression. 

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The Joshua Tree w/Jeff Brisbin show art The Joshua Tree w/Jeff Brisbin

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"We don't get drunk in the moment or get waterlogged in the ocean, of it." says Jeff Brisbin about his son Josh. Jeff's family lost Josh ten years ago to suicide. Josh lives on in their memory and under the Joshua Tree. They share the same old moon. 

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It sucks to be honest and it hurts to be real. Shadow Days are never behind us. They are quietly waiting under the water like a great white, waiting to attack it’s next meal and leaving our psyche in tatters on the floor. 

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It's not always about you. Holding space is not judging, fixing, or adding your experience. The Space Between is making it about someone else, because I have all the time for you, love. 

We have a lot of trouble in not making it about ourselves. It is especially hard to make a non-judgmental place for an individual that has placed a burden on you. We are wired to take, want and seek from others. We enter with judgements, views and the urge to have our needs filled. 

SPMIs often make a mountain out of an ant hill. As peers we are often asked to just be there for someone. It is often easier to make room for strangers that don't play a role in your show. It is at times easier said than done. 

Vulnerability is a trait necessary to open oneself without making it about you. Uncomfortable feelings often arise. But, we don't have to be afraid or think we need the answers. No answers are a prerequisite. Heather Plett, wrote a seminal book, The Art of Holding Space. Her blog post, What it Means to Hold Space was an eye opener for us during this episode. 

This episode ends abruptly, following the air being sucked out of the room, but more so because of a technical issue. It's not you, it's us.

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