Fishing Without Bait

181 EpisodesProduced by Namaste Holistic Counseling, P.C.

A mindful exercise. A look at ourselves. We recommend rest and relaxation. One way you can do this is to take up fishing. And for a truly mindful experience, try fishing without bait.

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Different Ideas with with Liss Victory and Krish Mohan | Episode 180

February 19th, 2019


Jim Ellermeyer is rejoined by friends singer/songwriter Liss Victory and comedian Krish Mohan discuss Ikigai, Krish talks about his style of comedy and ending a set, dealing with criticism of his material and in life, …

Taking a Chance with with Liss Victory and Krish Mohan | Fishing Without Bait 179

February 12th, 2019


Jim Ellermeyer is rejoined by friends singer/songwriter Liss Victory and comedian Krish Mohan as they give advice for people looking to become a musician and get in front of people, deciding to stick with music over …

On Tour with Liss Victory and Krish Mohan | Episode 178

February 6th, 2019

Jim Ellermeyer is rejoined by friends singer/songwriter Liss Victory and comedian Krish Mohan as we catch up with their touring and album releases and preparing for those events, expecting audiences, the wear …

Of Chronos and Kairos time | Episode 177

January 29th, 2019


Future Self with John Rodin | Episode 176

January 22nd, 2019


Jim Eellermeyer is joined by professional wrestler John Rodin to talk about putting in the work to create opportunities, the sacrifices he puts into pro wrestling, showing passion to help other people, and becoming your …

Making Changes with John Rodin | Episode 175

January 15th, 2019


Jim Eellermeyer is joined by professional wrestler John Rodin to talk about turning his experiences into inspiration for others, how he came to the realization to change things, how unrecognizable his former self is, …

Wrestling With Perceptions with John Rodin | Fishing Without Bait 174

January 8th, 2019


Jim Eellermeyer is joined by professional wrestler John Rodin to talk about perceptions of things you don’t understand, like pro wrestling, perceptions on Social Media, John’s perceptions working at a prison, using his …

New Year’s Anti Resolutions | Episode 173

January 1st, 2019



Jim Ellermeyer looks at New Year’s Resolutions, making intentions instead of resolutions, setting up a “not to do list’, dropping the rock, things …

The Humanity of it All | Fishing Without Bait 172

December 21st, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is gearing up for the holidays as we discuss the hurried nature everyone is in, we go back and look at what humanity means. Treating …

Good Will Toward Men | Fishing Without Bait 171

December 11th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer has some fun with Christmas and disconnecting from television before we take on a topic from our Twitter friends. We discuss tendencies to not help others in our world, whether it be people in front of us …

Buddha Stories | Fishing Without Bait 170

December 4th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer comes to us this week with a coming to us with a collection of stories from the Buddha. Stories about creating instead of destroying, …

Tattooed - “I Am” and “I Choose” | Fishing Without Bait 169

November 27th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is here this week to talk about his new tattoos “I am” and “I choose” and the importance of those phrases and how we can trick out brain into positivity. Also, when we present quotes, and communicate the …

Coming Out of Desperation with Joe Marchesani | Fishing Without Bait 168

November 20th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer continues his conversation with friend and yoga instructor Joe Marchesani about how he was covering his sexuality, learning to love, self compassion, working through his recovery, the gift of desperation, …

The Journey with Joe Marchesani | Fishing Without Bait 167

November 13th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer continues his conversation with friend and yoga instructor Joe Marchesani about being heard, Mr Rogers, “I Am” statements, starting the journey to discover yourself and finding that other individual you …

Discovering Yourself with Joe Marchesani | Fishing Without Bait 166

November 6th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by yoga instructor Joe Marchesani about his relationship with himself, his wanting to be better than other people, learning how to speak to yourself, the feeling of the need to be cared for, and …

Finding Perspective | Fishing Without Bait 165

October 30th, 2018


Mindful Social Media | Fishing Without Bait 164

October 23rd, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer continues to explore the Hivemind and the motivations behind it. Producer Michael Sorg talks about the positive side of Social Media and privacy, some big tips for protecting yourself online, determining …

Exploring the Hivemind | Fishing Without Bait 163

October 16th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is discussing the hive mind concept and how it applies to recent events, which dives into the positives and dangers of Social Media with producer Michael Sorg, and how to deal with the negativity, diving …

More Good Vibrations with Janelle Burdell | Fishing Without Bait 162

October 9th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer and drummer Janelle Burdell continue their discussion about changing the frequencies in our lives and converting those into action, moving to what she’s doing now, zen drums, recording, making sounds, …

Rhytm and Vibrations with Janelle Burdell | Episode 161

October 2nd, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer and drummer Janelle Burdell continue their discussion about loneliness of our artists and those in these “social” technologies online, …

Voice and Attention with Janelle Burdell | Episode 160

September 25th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer and drummer Janelle Burdell continue their discussion about getting familiar with your own voice, being heard, growing up as a drummer, getting out of the expectations set upon girls to not be loud, …

Being a Girl Drummer with Janelle Burdell | Episode 159

September 18th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by drummer Janelle Burdell to talk about her journey in drumming and discovering the healing properties of sound. She …

Becoming a Singer with Nick Eiben | Episode 158

September 11th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by singer/songwriter Nick Eiben talk about things he wants to work on, awareness, discusses becoming a singer when he only intended to be a song writer and work in other bands, and we listen to …

Bullying with Nick Eiben | Episode 157

September 4th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by singer/songwriter Nick Eiben as he talks about overcoming the bullying over his stuttering condition, advise for those …

Fishing Without Bait 156: Creating Music with Nick Eiben

August 28th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by singer/songwriter Nick Eiben to chat about about poetry and lyrics in context , embracing creativity, influences with Elvis, the joy of dancing, resonating music such as Metallica and …

12 Steps Part 4: Walking the Walk | Episode 155

August 21st, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer takes us through the next 3 steps of the 12 Step Program where we discuss taking an evaluation of our life, asking for the energy to carry out what must be done, sharing your experiences to keep yourself …

12 Steps Part 3: Cleaning Your Emotional Fridge | Episode 154

August 14th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer takes us through the next 3 steps of the 12 Step Program where we discuss cleaning out our emotions and our lives, making lists of resentments, fears, and of sex, how resentments and fears lead to …

Energy of our Lives with Joyce Crock | Episode 153

August 1st, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer continues his conversation Joyce Crock of Sparkledragon’s Magical Emporium about how one actually practices witchcraft, the meanings of stones, energy flow. We talk about her family’s history with the …

What is a Witch With Joyce Crock | Episode 152

July 31st, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Joyce Crock of Sparkledragon’s Magical Emporium to discuss the concept of witches and the misconceptions with the Pagan practice, connection with the earth, healing, the poisoning of the …

The Music | Fishing Without Bait 151

July 24th, 2018


This week we revisit our talented friends that have joined us in past episodes as we feature Jasmine Tate "Coming Alive" , Sheena Carroll: "Knots In …

Jason Marcieski on Mindflow | Episode 150

July 17th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined this week by Jason Marcieski of Mindflow in Murrysville, PA to discuss his transformation in life to where he is with Mindflow now as a practice.  He discusses some of the philosophies and …

Jason Marcieski on Mindflow | Episode 149

July 10th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined this week by Jason Marcieski of Mindflow in Murrysville, PA to discuss his life attempting to become a director in Los Angeles, his years as a financial services career before suffering from a …

Risks and Kindness with James Buckley | Episode 148

July 3rd, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by an old friend in musician James Buckley with more stories of working together in a holistic mental health facility,  …

The Sum of Life with James Buckley | Episode 147

June 26th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by an old friend in musician James Buckley to discuss their history working together in a holistic mental health facility, …

James Buckley on Sing To Stop Domestic Violence | Episode 146

June 19th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with musician James Buckley about his involvement with the Sing To Stop Domestic Violence event. In this …

James Buckley Discusses Domestic Violence | Episode 145

June 12th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by an old friend in musician James Buckley about his involvement with the Sing To Stop Domestic Violence event. We discuss …

12 Steps Part 2: Taking Moral Inventory and Resentments | Episode 144

June 5th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer takes us through the next 3 steps of the 12 Step Program including taking a moral inventory of your life, your resentments, being selfish or dishonest in an emotional relationship with another, working …

12 Steps Part 1: Admission and the Higher Power | Fishing Without Bait 143

May 29th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer takes us through the first 3 steps of the 12 Step Program from admitting your powerlessness over your addiction and identifying that with your authentic self, believing in a higher power and converting …

Bipolar Disorder Tilt A Whirl with Chris Whitlatch | Episode 142

May 22nd, 2018


Christopher Whitlatch concludes his discussion about dealing with bipolar disorder with Jim Ellermeyer with a discussion on listening, how his …

Getting Help for Bipolar Disorder with Chris Whitlatch | Episode 141

May 15th, 2018


Christopher Whitlatch continues his discussion about dealing with bipolar disorder with Jim Ellermeyer including having the strength to accept help, …

Talking about Bipolar Disorder with Chris Whitlatch | Episode 140

May 8th, 2018


Christopher Whitlatch joins Jim Ellermeyer to discuss his decision to discuss his experiences with bipolar disorder as part of ConCamo at a story …

Getting Some Ink with LP at the Velvet Tail Tattoo | Episode 139

May 1st, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is on location getting a new tattoo of our Podcast logo at the Velvet Tail Tattoo with Lindsey “LP” Potter.  Jim talks with us about the meaning behind that logo,and LP chats with us about relationships …

More About Equine Therapy with Sasha Zeleznik | Episode 138

April 24th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with Sasha Zeleznik about Equine Therapy. How did we connect a horse to therapy?  What makes them appropriate for this?  How does this help with schizophrenia? What activities are …

Discovering Equine Therapy with Sasha Zeleznik | Episode 137

April 17th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Sasha Zeleznik. We begin our discussion about her background and finding her passion in horses, discovering their emotional reactions, the expectations of being confident leaders, whether …

Evolving with Technology with Dr. Matt Keener | Episode 135

April 10th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by Dr. Matt Keener to discuss the tools of technology to help people in their lives and to be mindful of what it does, a …

Technology Communications with Dr. Matt Keener | Episode 136

April 2nd, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with  Dr. Matt Keener to discuss expectations, using technology to break down barriers in your life, …

Creative Process with The Rogue Mountains | Episode 134

March 27th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer continues his chat with author Joshua Tarquinio, author of “The Rogue Mountains”.  We discuss accepting your creative “gifts”, arrogance vs confidence, the next book, and big advice for aspiring authors. 

Challenging Audiences with The Rogue Mountains | Episode 133

March 20th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer continues his chat with author Joshua Tarquinio, author of “The Rogue Mountains”.  We discuss his background and interests that led to the themes in this project, challenging audiences with content, and …

Welcome to The Rogue Mountains | Episode 132

March 13th, 2018


This week Jim Ellermeyer is joined by author Joshua Tarquinio, author of “The Rogue Mountains”.  Joshua discusses the challenges of getting the word out about your self published book, making real choices (like writing …

Spreading Writing with Sheena Carroll | Episode 131

March 6th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer continues to chat with writer and poet Sheena Carroll as they discuss “buying the ticket” to help herself, her mindful action plan, …

Mecha Depression Fest and Life Fatigue with Sheena Carroll | Episode 130

February 26th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer continues to chat with writer and poet Sheena Carroll as they discuss her interests in Spacecraft, which both fascinates and scares …

Getting to Know Sheena Carroll | Episode 129

February 19th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined this week by writer and poet Sheen Caroll to discuss her inspirations creativity to getting into writing, taking control of …

For the Love of Money | Fishing Without Bait 128

February 13th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer and Michael Sorg discuss the distraction of money in our lives. What happens if money is a barrier to our life goals? What happens if you keep the receipts for everything you buy in a month and look at …

Figuring Our What's Important with Missy Sorg | Fishing Without Bait 127

February 6th, 2018


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by co-producer of the show Missy Sorg to discuss how the show has helped in her life, what we can learn from the terminally ill children asked how they wish they had more time for, what we spend …

Exploring More With Jasmine Tate | Episode 126

January 30th, 2018


We continue our discussion with Singer/songwriter Jasmine Tate and Jim Ellermeyer as we ask Jasmine the qualifications she looks for in other people, becoming a leader in Artisans, modeling behavior, those that produce …

Power of Prayer With Jasmine Tate | Episode 125

January 23rd, 2018


We continue our discussion with Singer/songwriter Jasmine Tate and Jim Ellermeyer as we discuss further her story praying with teenagers at a McDonald’s. They discuss their own experiences with prayer and it’s purpose, …

Sitting Down With Jasmine Tate | Episode 124

January 16th, 2018


Singer/songwriter Jasmine Tate joins Jim Ellermeyer this week to talk about her work as an artist and passion, her mentors, her religion, her message, the root of situations, and we discuss an encounter Jasmine had at a …

Understanding our Languages and Choices | Episode 123

January 8th, 2018


Jim Eellermeyer discusses some of his ventures chatting with people on Twitter, adding depth to conversations and using our language,  predicting responses, the appreciation of where you are in your life, herd mentality …

Misunderstandings with Imam Hamza Perez | Episode 122

January 2nd, 2018


Jim Eellermeyer continues his discussion with Imam Hamza Perez as we visit the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh as we discuss the common misconceptions of muslims and the religion of Islam.  We discuss the connections with …

Getting to Know Imam Hamza Perez | Fishing Without Bait 121

December 26th, 2017


For the next few weeks, we visit the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and have a chat with Imam Hamza Perez about his upbringing from Puerto Rico to Worcester, MA.  We discuss his experiences growing up with some hardships …

Anti New Year’s Resolutions | Episode 120

December 18th, 2017


What happens to the digital us when you die?  James Ellermeyer and Michael Sorg have a fun and frank conversation about what happens  to our digital selves when we pass, storing your online media with, …

Points of View With Krish Mohan | Episode 119

December 12th, 2017


We conclude our conversation with comedian and social vigilante Krish Mohan about battling hate, points of views, looking at issues from new angles,  learning the facts behind the issues against time to live life, and …

Challenging the Audience With Krish Mohan | Episode 118

December 5th, 2017


Krish Mohan continues his conversation with us about his thoughts on using humor to deal with uncomfortable subjects, opening people to tough topics as we explore his comedy philosophy, developing his web series and his …

Winning the Argument With Krish Mohan | Episode 117

November 28th, 2017


Krish Mohan continues his conversation with us about his thoughts on using humor to deal with uncomfortable subjects, opening people to tough topics as we explore his comedy philosophy, developing his web series and his …

Discovering Comedy With Krish Mohan | Episode 116

November 21st, 2017


We get to know Krish Mohan about his comedy, moving from India  about his moral alignment,  how he developed into his rebellious thinking, the reaction to his comedy from his Indian community, setting expectations,  and …

The Reality of Love With Joanna Lowe | Episode 115

November 14th, 2017


We conclude our discussion with Joanna Lowe about more of her music including “Love Song” looking at different takes on love and what it can do.  What is the message that she can send to her daughter in this day and age …

Living Intentionally With Joanna Lowe | Episode 114

November 7th, 2017


We continue our discussion with Joanna Lowe and growing out of her evolution into a performing artist and her experiences since.   She talks about …

Expectations and Social Media Health with Katie Dudas of The Scarehouse | Episode 113

October 31st, 2017


Katie Dudas is the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Scarehouse, and  joins Jim Ellermeyer to discuss managing expectations in the world of customer service and the paranormal. She discusses more of her experiences …

Fear of The Scarehouse with Katie Dudas | Episode 112

October 24th, 2017


Katie Dudas is the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Scarehouse, andjoins Jim Ellermeyer to discuss fear around Halloween and haunted houses like the one she works with.   Katie discusses her experiences playing …

Breaking Out With Joanna Lowe | Episode 111

October 17th, 2017


Joanna discusses moving to Pittsburgh and loving that feeling of sucking it up and making changes, self perception and confidence around theater, the therapy and worth that came from her music and theater work, and …

Of Course I’m Right | Episode 110

October 10th, 2017


Spending Time with Liss Victory | Episode 109

October 3rd, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer is joined once again by singer/songwriter Liss Victory.  They duo talk about how they spend time, positive interactions, the buddhist concept of WOW: Wishing Others Well, 100 blessings, and dealing with …

Stepping Up with Liss Victory | Episode 108

September 26th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer is joined once again by singer/songwriter Liss Victory.  She talks about overcoming her fears to get on stage and be a performer and getting in front of the camera for That Broad Cast.  Liss also shares …

Introducing Liss Victory | Episode 107

September 19th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer is joined this week by singer songwriter Liss Victory to discuss the song in your heart, struggles with poverty, awakening to social justice, her experiences while with protestors during the Presidential …

Your Declaration of Independence | Episode 106

September 12th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer is inspired by a recent trip through Philadelphia and Boston and writing your personal Declaration of Independence in your life.  

"Everything you want in life is on the other side of fear" ~ George …

Fishing Without Bait 105: Sufism

September 5th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer dives into another sufism and breaks down The Way of Illumination (The Sufi Teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan). 

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Bravery | Episode 104

August 29th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by a young lady discussing her battle with fear and finding her true self.  She discusses how she had spent life paralyzed …

A Very Authentic Group | Episode 103

August 22nd, 2017


Authentic Self | Episode 102

August 15th, 2017


Laura and Samantha join Jim Ellermeyer to discuss how Full Impact Mindfulness and their authentic self and determining their identity.  How important …

Celebrating 100 Episodes! | Episode 101

August 8th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by producers Mike and Missy Sorg to discuss the inception of Fishing Without Bait.   

Laura’s Reset Button | Episode 100

August 1st, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with  massage therapist Laura Pickens where she talks about her own daily “reset button”, setting your boundaries and priorities are, finding a tribe of people that will be there …

Unblocking Chakras | Episode 99

July 25th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer continues his discussion with  massage therapist Laura Pickens.  They discuss starting with good eating and exercise before building to the emotional side of what makes you happy.  They discuss how young …

Meeting Laura Pickens | Episode 98

July 18th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer is joined by massage therapist Laura Pickens to discuss her philosophy of helping people becoming “unstuck” and the stresses stored in your muscles.  Why we need to take care of ourselves first and how to …

Super Hero Team Ups | Episode 97

July 11th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer is joined this week with special guest Will Rutherford of Sawtooth Willie and the Panel Riot Podcast for part 2 of their conversation about interpretations, our own super powers and the super her team ups …

“Groovy” and Other Repackaged Words| Episode 96

July 4th, 2017


Ships Passing | Episode 95

June 27th, 2017


Will You Please Grow Up! | Episode 94

June 20th, 2017


Profiling | Episode 93

June 13th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer discusses the need to show what you have to offer when we are looking to get hired or looking for a date online.  But should we be …

Powerful Magic Words | Episode 92

June 6th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer discusses dealing with our “old brain” that adds worry to our day to day lives as well as speaking the words so you can hear them and …

Holding Up to The Light | Episode 91

May 30th, 2017


Jim Elermeyer discusses our relationship with the divine. We talk about the trivial things that we pray for, Jim’s own religion’s practice of …

Surf's Up | Episode 90

May 23rd, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer discusses the momentum as we tackle the waves of life.  How do we behave with the wind at our back as apposed to tacking into the wind like a sail boat?  How do we apply the wax to our lives to relieve …

I'm not much but I'm all I think about | Episode 89

May 17th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer further discusses the effect of technology on us including turning some into voyeuristic narcissists, asking our own value, and more! 

Does Your Past Define Your Present? | Episode 88

May 9th, 2017


Memories of Choice | Episode 87

May 2nd, 2017


Out of the Past | Episode 86

April 25th, 2017


James Ellermeyer talks with us about his recent trip to South Carolina to visit some old friends, unseen in 40 years.  We discuss the practical use …

Make Yourself Friendable | Episode 85

April 18th, 2017


Full Impact Tattoo | Fishing Without Bait 84

April 11th, 2017


This week, Jim Ellermeyer discusses many of the concepts of Full Impact Mindfulness and Fishing Without Bait with his tattoo artist Jake Steele.  The …

What is Holistic Wellness? | Episode 83

April 4th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer discusses holistic approaches to medicine against allopathic methods. The Beginner's Mind and dealing with people, rather than labels …

Fake it till you make it | Episode 82

March 28th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer discusses the concept of “fake it till you make it” and how it separates us from our true self.  

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Delusions | Episode 81

March 21st, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer talks with us about the delusions and blinders we have in our lives including how they apply to eating disorders and more! 

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Who is With You | Episode Bait 80

March 14th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer talks today about our authentic self, a trying time with a patient that hated him, our time with technology, decisions that resinate …

Are You Sorry For Being Yourself? | Episode 79

March 7th, 2017


Fly Your Flag | Episode 78

February 28th, 2017


James Ellermeyer discusses our personal flags and logos.  What do the colors mean that we would pick for our personal image and getting back to …

Namaste | Episode 77

February 21st, 2017


I Would Be True | Episode 76

February 14th, 2017


Love is an Action Word | Episode 75

January 31st, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer reflects on the words of Mister Rogers in a time of unrest and analyzes the Parable of the Good Samaritan from the Jesus of the …

Spa Day | Episode 74

January 24th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer discusses the “nose blindness” you have on your own life and hitting that reset button with a personal “Spa day” to reset your internal senses.  How are our lives like planting flowers? 

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Code Breakers | Episode 73

January 18th, 2017


James Ellermeyer today is talking about breaking that code and difficult password we give ourselves with open mindedness. 

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Password | Episode 72

January 10th, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer discusses the password to yourself by labeling and identifying strengths and setting a reward for yourself to reinforce it and strengthen your security so you don’t suffer from “identity theft” from your …

Round Up the Cattle | Episode 71

January 3rd, 2017


Jim Ellermeyer discusses the idea of realizing you live in the water of your thoughts, and the practice of identifying the thoughts out loud that we are swimming in.

Resolutions | Episode 70

December 27th, 2016


Jim Ellermeyer discusses stating intentions instead of the resolutions normal for New Year celebrations, set intentions and more! 

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Holiday Greetings!

December 26th, 2016



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“It doesn't take a holiday season to be present and aware. Rather than buy presents my suggestion is to be present. My …

What We Leave Behind | Episode 69

December 20th, 2016


Making Your Day | Episode 68

December 13th, 2016


James Ellermeyer discusses the energy we can find in each day, what prayer is really about, how to construct productive routines in your day, from journaling to reaching out to the positive people in your life.

Anger | Episode 67

December 6th, 2016


It's About Time | Episode 66

November 29th, 2016


Miracles | Episode 65

November 22nd, 2016


Core Values | Episode 64

November 15th, 2016


Jim Ellermeyer takes a look at the parts of us that we hope we convey, and the parts we are not ashamed to be found out.  How do we examine these core values and how you impact those around you. Mr. Mike discusses the …

Origin Story: Humility | Episode 63

November 1st, 2016


Origin Story: Finding Help | Episode 62

October 25th, 2016


James Ellermeyer continues to describe his spiral into despair including pushing back on the psychiatrist themselves.  We talk about the priest who saved him, his moment standing on top of a mountain, and reconnecting …

Origin Story: An Explosive Experience | Episode 61

October 18th, 2016


Jim ellermeyer continues discussing his personal history to see what made him the host you know today.  He discusses his rough times with his father including one rather “explosive” experience.  An incident that began …

Origin Story: The Beginning | Fishing Without Bait 60

October 11th, 2016


James Ellermeyer begins his own origin story.  We explore the early life of our host in a small town outside of Pittsburgh.  We find out about his family that influenced him, especially those who displayed some …

Second star to the right and straight on `til morning | Episode 59

October 4th, 2016


James Ellermeyer talks about the things in our life that hold us back and accepting the inspirations and honesty that can move us forward.   

Who’s Driving the Bus | Episode 58

September 27th, 2016


Reflected Self | Episode 57

September 20th, 2016


James Ellermeyer deep dives into your ego.  What is the difference between a baby’s ego and yours?  What does it mean to live with your ego, live with eyes wide open, and the doors it opens when you have a developed ego.

Addition by Subtraction | Episode 56

September 13th, 2016


Connecting the Dots | Episode 55

September 6th, 2016


Jim Ellermeyer is pondering the quote of Steve Jobs:

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not …

License to Live | Episode 54

August 30th, 2016


Finder’s Keepers | Episode 53

August 23rd, 2016


James Ellermeyer discusses how we use the maintenance tools of Fishing Without Bait and Full Impact Mindfulness such as repetition and giving away …

Buddha Awake | Episode 52

August 16th, 2016


James Ellermeyer discusses what the Buddha means when he says he is awake, the concept of Awakened Doing, and more. This is the wake up call to be …

Pop In | Episode 51

August 8th, 2016


James Ellermeyer discusses on how we “pop in” to our lives and turning that up to be popped in all of the time.  We answer this with a review and …

Drop the Rock | Episode 50

July 19th, 2016


James Ellermeyer takes a look at the rock that weight down our lives.  We look at identifying the resentments in our lives and and the fear of being …

Dancing With Ourself | Episode 49

July 12th, 2016


James Ellermeyer discusses the dance we do in our lives.  Could we be our own best dance partner?  We discuss the maturation and focus on Full Impact …

Purposeful Impact | Episode 48

July 5th, 2016


Jim Ellermeyer discusses giving purpose to the day to day of your life.  Employing Full Impact Mindfulness and kindness in others and more!

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Tell Me Your Name | Episode 47

June 28th, 2016


James Ellermeyer discusses the importance of names.  Why are we named what we are named, why do we share names with parents, and why do we name things. How can we recreate ourselves in renaming our life and the things …

Eyes Wide Open | Episode 46

June 21st, 2016


Make Your Luck | Episode 45

June 14th, 2016


Name Your Bully | Episode 44

June 7th, 2016


James Ellermeyer discusses the source of our fear in our own heads as we identify our inner bully.  We name the bully and learn how to disarm it to …

Double Dog Dare You | Episode 43

May 31st, 2016


Jim Ellermeyer discusses how we are controlled by fear and getting past that.  How do we learn how to “float” when swimming through your life and …

Lucid Dreams | Episode 42

May 17th, 2016


James Ellermeyer explores the concept of lucid dreams and the concept of being right here not just when we are awake, but also in our sleep!


Think about what you want to do or dream about during the day.  Have quiet …

A Matter of Perspective | Episode 41

May 3rd, 2016


Wrestling With Yourself | Episode 40

April 26th, 2016


James Ellermeyer discusses the concept of “finding yourself” and where you should be looking for it.  What is the controlled chaos of life and how we …

Super Ball | Episode 39

April 12th, 2016


Jim Eellermeyer discusses the further idea of Full Impact Mindfulness, being the bouncing super ball and jumping fully into an action.  What does it …

Mirrors and Windows | Episode 38

April 7th, 2016


This week, Jim Ellermeyer further discusses “Full Impact mindfulness”.  How do mirrors help us take a look at our selves and assess.  We discuss the …

Preview of Your Life | Episode 37

March 29th, 2016


Jim Eellermeyer discusses looking at the “preview” of our life instead of buying a ticket to your life and participating.  How can we change our perspective to stop looking at the “monkey butt” of life and learning from …

Down the Rabbit Hole | Episode 36

March 22nd, 2016


Jim Eellermeyer discusses our minds and lives going  “down the rabbit hole”.  We discuss the song inside ourselves, and giving yourself permission to …

It's Good to Be Me | Episode 35

March 15th, 2016


Feel the Tingle | Episode 34

March 4th, 2016


Jim Ellermeyer discusses “feeling the tingle” of life and participating in life.  What is holding us back from our Carpe Diem?  How do we become …

Carpe Diem! | Episode 33

February 23rd, 2016


Jim Eellermeyer discusses the concept of “Seize the Day!” or Carpe Diem!  What is holding you back?  This is a WAKE UP CALL!  How do we accept our …

Adding Positivity | Episode 32

February 9th, 2016


Mindfulness and Being Truthful | Episode 31

February 2nd, 2016


Jim Ellermeyer discusses being truthful and why it is important, the visual masks we wear, our concepts of speaking the truth and perception of lies …

Mental Finger Trap | Episode 30

January 26th, 2016


Jim Eellermeyer discusses why we continue to do things that do not work including the coping mechanisms, the illusion of control we present ourselves …

Emotional Quicksand | Episode 29

January 19th, 2016


Jim Ellermeyer discusses a concept from Gestalt theory and How to survive emotional quicksand as we try not to fall into the trap of looking at who we are not rather than accepting who we are.



From this episode:

My Beginning With Mindfulness | Episode 28

January 12th, 2016


This week, we read a blog post where a student describes her venture into mindfulness in the first 6 weeks and how it changed her life. 

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Mini Mindfulness | Episode 27

January 5th, 2016


Jim Ellermeyer discusses finding those glancing moments of mindfulness, Concentration, and more. 

Challenge: Experiment with the flame meditation. 

Butterfly Effect | Episode 26

December 29th, 2015


What board effects do our choices do around us?  How do we allow time to control us?  What are small changes we can make that can have a large …

Refocusing Rather Than Letting Go | Episode 25

December 22nd, 2015


We talk about the narrative of our lives and how we develop skills from speaking to the work we do.  How does our emotional detachment to an experience change our thoughts? What is your brain doing to protect you from …

Conscience Choice | Episode 24

December 15th, 2015


Introduction to Time Line Therapy | Episode 23

December 8th, 2015


Jim Ellermeyer discusses Time Line Therapy and gets us started with a self examination in our state of mindfulness. Where are your expectations on …

Mindfulness Expression in Judaism | Episode 22

December 3rd, 2015


Jim Ellermeyer takes a look at Judaism and how mindfulness applies to the faith in its distant history, and more!

Challenge: Try to give 10 …

Life is Suffering | Episode 21

November 24th, 2015


Jim Eellermeyer discusses buddhism, the suffering of life, how we decide to be with or without suffering, and the concepts of viparinama-dukkha, samkhara-dukkha, and dukkha-dukkha and break down where that voice in your …

Of Jihad and Rumi | Episode 20

November 17th, 2015


Jim Ellermeyer discusses Islam and attempts to describe the true meanings of what a "jihad".   We talk about basic concepts from the religion that …

Mindfulness of Jesus | Episode 19

November 10th, 2015


Hitting the Reset Button on Ourselves | Episode 18

November 3rd, 2015


Introduction to Suffering | Episode 17

October 27th, 2015


Jim Eellermeyer discusses not always getting what we want, being distracted by the pink hippopotamus, shooting yourself with negative thoughts, the …

The Gift of Control | Episode 16

October 20th, 2015


We take a look at how we allow our outside influences control our choices and actions, understanding the consequences, everyone is in recovery from …

A Mindful Review | Episode 15

October 13th, 2015


We look back at our progress on Fishing Without Bait so far and where we are going, self defeating words, the wild horse that is loose in your head, …

Pleasure vs Joy | Episode 14

October 6th, 2015


Jim Ellermeyer discusses the difference between Pleasure and Joy. Why is Pleasure so hard to pursue and can get us into trouble and the sustainability of Joy.  We look at Krishna Pendyala’s take on "The Pig and the Ape” …

Attitude of Gratitude | Episode 13

September 29th, 2015


Am I Alive Check In | Episode 12

September 22nd, 2015


Jim Ellermeyer starts with a check in on seeing if we are actually alive. How are we losing touch with our senses, and the details and life around …

Nonjudgmental Mind | Episode 11

September 15th, 2015


This is a first part of an on going discussion about having a non-judgemental mind.  How do we decipher between the judgements and evaluations in our …

Desperation and Anxiety as Positive Forces | Episode 10

September 8th, 2015


Jim Ellermeyer discusses the ability to use our fear and desperation to better yourself. What is “Optimal Anxiety” and how do we push past the fear to turn it into a driving force? 

Challenge: Next time you're in an …

Conceptualizing a Comfort Zone and Limiting Potential | Episode 9

September 1st, 2015


Jim Ellermeyer discusses focusing on the "dirty diapers" of the world, limiting your life by putting it in a box, missing experiences and growth, and staying with relationships and environments not good for you.  

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Take The Brain of Cruise Control | Episode 8

August 27th, 2015


How Our Brain Works | Episode 7

August 18th, 2015


James Ellerymeyer discusses how your brain works, how it learns and adapts, what powers it, the mind-body connection, and how high emotion solidifies …

Dropping the Rock | Episode 6

August 11th, 2015


Jim Ellermeyer discusses “Dropping the Rock”.  What happens when we let go of our past and anxieties that hold us back?  We discuss dealing with our …

Beginner's Mind | Episode 5

August 4th, 2015


Jim Ellermeyer discusses the Beginner’s Mind, a concept stemming from zen buddhism, taking one step at a time in our day to day life, eliminating the …

Listen to Yourself | Episode 4

July 21st, 2015


Jim Ellermeyer discusses listening. Not just how much we listen to others, but listening to ourselves. How can we return to our foundation and roots and repair the damage our inner critic have done?

Challenge: Do …

Time as Currency | Episode 3

July 14th, 2015


Jim Ellermeyer discusses being mindful of time as currency, and choice and choosing as the how we spend it. Our producer Michael Sorg also shares …

Human Being vs Human Doing | Episode 2

July 7th, 2015


James Ellermeyer explores more into the idea of our lives as Human Beings versus ending up being Humans Doing. How do we move our minds from thinking we have to do something and deciding to do the things we need to …

Welcome to Fishing Without Bait | Episode 1

June 23rd, 2015


In this introductory episode, Jim Ellermeyer shares some of the principles in our practice including a Human Being vs Human Doing, knowing how to analyze a situation in your life, how we all time travel in our minds and …

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