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Tauren Think Tank #256 - It's Always Something

Tonight’s Think Tank question: My aging father has mental impairment, and he was recently evicted from his assisted living home for inappropriately touching another resident. Though we’re trying to make sure he’s safe and cared for, I’m not able to support what he did, and I realize that I don’t like or respect my father anymore, but I feel I still need to help him. Please help! Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to...

Duration: 01:17:20

Tauren Think Tank #255 - New Year, New Moo

Tonight’s discussion question: With the recent controversy of YouTuber Logan Paul filming a suicide victim in Japan as part of his vlog, we talk about the very real issues of depression and suicide, how they have affected us personally, and how we can be more compassionate and understanding as a society. We also include a listener letter describing life after a family member commits suicide. Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice...

Duration: 01:12:13

Tauren Think Tank #254 - Do What You Can

Tonight’s discussion question: when the holiday season isn’t so merry and bright for you, and why that’s so very okay. There’s a lot of pressure during the holidays to make things perfect, have a wonderful joyous time, but life often gets in the way of that. Also, with the upcoming New Year approaching, expecting to have a resolution and execute it can be daunting. What can we do to cope? Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to...

Duration: 01:13:38

Tauren Think Tank #253 - Best Elevator Boss Ever

An update on why we missed the show last week, and news about this weekend’s Minnesota Meetup! Tonight’s discussion question (from a listener letter): I’m having a lot of RL troubles, one thing after another and it's getting me down. I let money slip away over the years and now that I need it, it’s not there. I just wish I hadn't made bad financial decisions when I was young, and had some now to spare. Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests...

Duration: 01:17:55

Tauren Think Tank #252 - Hashtag Holiday Goals

Recording a day early for Thanksgiving! We’re giving thanks and enjoying the chat room this evening! Tonight’s discussion question (from a listener letter): I was listening to a TED Talk podcast about making the choice not to have children, and how society reacts to women who choose not to be childless. I have a wonderful partner and neither of us have felt strongly about wanting to have kids. But everyone says, “Oh just wait - you’ll change your mind about that.” How do I come to terms with...

Duration: 01:15:48

Tauren Think Tank #251 - The Issues of Voice

Marconin’s returning to PAX South, Jules shares a personal podcasting accomplishment, and much more! Tonight’s discussion question: There’s been a lot of controversy and debate about the benefits of adding voice chat to Heroes of the Storm. Though it’s very beneficial to team coordination and increasing competitive advantages, voice chat also opens up opportunities for gender discrimination, harassment, racism, and more. Should HotS bring in voice chat now after not having it for so long? Be...

Duration: 01:20:20

Tauren Think Tank #250 - Tip of the Spear

It’s our 250th Episode! We’re back from BlizzCon, and we both have voices to do a show! We talk about our adventures during the week, including the happenings at The CTR Party. Tonight’s Think Tank question: I would love to hear your thoughts on how one might go around building up a bank of 'positive things' about oneself as an adult. Any general suggestions for improving self-confidence? I am easily convinced problems or issues that happen are all my fault. I’m often struggling to keep...

Duration: 01:13:55

Tauren Think Tank #249 - Strangely Shaped Bedroom

t’s our annual pre-BlizzCon show! What to expect if it’s your first BlizzCon, where you can find us throughout the week, and more! Tonight’s Think Tank question: I’ve been inspired to change my career completely and move across the country, but I’m afraid it might not be the right move. I have a decent-paying job, but I don’t enjoy the work I’m doing. I’m not happy in the state I live in now. But what if I move and pursue my dreams and it doesn’t work out? What should I do? Be a part of...

Duration: 01:23:44

Tauren Think Tank #248 - Secure Your Own Mask First

Two weeks until BlizzCon and we’re getting ready in our own ways! Tonight’s Think Tank question - I lived in Las Vegas for 7 years and have many friends there. The mass shooting two weeks ago in Vegas has me feeling helpless and guilty that I’m not there to help, not to mention all the hurricanes and fires that have happened around the country. What can I do with the helplessness that I feel for not being there to help people that I care about? Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us...

Duration: 01:33:37

Tauren Think Tank #247 - Sometimes You Just Gotta Unplug

Our guest this week is Wendi Dunford from The Morning Stream’s Therapy Thursday segment and The Therapy Show! Our discussion topic: venting online - studies have shown that venting online on social media and anonymous sites seem to make us think we feel better, but it’s actually making us angrier! What is it about social media that gives us that dopamine hit that we keep coming back for? How can we be less angry if online interaction is such a part of our lives? Be a part of the show by...

Duration: 01:06:18

Tauren Think Tank #246 - A Little Unfiltered

We slow down a bit and talk about finding balance in life when things are just crazy busy and you’re exhausted by all you have to do. Balance is a moving target, and something that many of us struggle with every day. How do you check yourself when things are moving out of balance before it starts to negatively affect you? Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to Slash Moo, everybody! Website:...

Duration: 01:19:33

Tauren Think Tank #245 - All About the AFOGs

This week’s show features 3 special guests, talking about changing as we age! This very fun and fast-paced episodes features 2 psychologists, one psychic medium, two best friends, and a mother-daughter team! Dr. Holiday Bean, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in trauma, children and family counseling, and parent coaching, with expertise in ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, and postpartum difficulties. After becoming a new mom in 2016, Dr. Bean is currently...

Duration: 01:12:37

Tauren Think Tank # - Self

Marconin got to meet a Ghostbuster and some Power Rangers, and Jules is completely discombulated, but in a good way. Our Discussion Topic: the 5 types of guilt. Did you know there are 5 types of guilt? We talk about the different variations of guilt and what they mean, and examples of what guilt plagues us as well. How can you manage your own guilt? Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to Slash...

Duration: 01:28:43

Tauren Think Tank #243 - TTT Mix Tape

When did it get to be September? Marconin is prepping for a day at Arkansas Comicon and Jules gives an update about her fitness and nutrition journey so far. Our Think Tank question: In the past year, my father passed away unexpectedly and I married the love of my life. My family, and my mom in particular, have had a difficult time coping with the loss of my dad. However, I’m also deeply in love and happy with my husband, but I feel my expressing love for him on social media or in my mom’s...

Duration: 01:24:30

Tauren Think Tank #242 - Boom Boom

Eclipses, airplanes, conventions, and mounts, oh, my! Our Discussion question: Patience in a world of instant gratification. Our patience, and the ability to be patient, is dwindling in a world of same-day delivery, digital connectivity and being able to get things right here and right now. How can we practice patience in today’s environment of expecting things to be done fast? Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to...

Duration: 01:44:13

Tauren Think Tank #241 - Your Body Is Not Your Enemy

Our special guest is Nicole Du Cane from Heroes of Fitness! Together, Nicole and her husband Tim Spencer make exercise more accessible for gamers through their popular Heroes of Fitness Twitch channel, where they stream games and take regular workout breaks that viewers can follow along with. Our Discussion question: I have gained about 60-70 pounds over the past few years due to a change in medication. I feel ashamed of my body and how exercise just doesn’t seem to get me anywhere. I can...

Duration: 01:35:55

Tauren Think Tank #240 - Frostmourne Hungers, Y'all

We’re back with sniffles and smiles, stories and sagas from the last two weeks. Our Discussion question: Changing your perceptions of people: how do you form impressions of others? Have you ever liked someone at first, only to change your mind? Are first impressions always correct? Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to Slash Moo, everybody! Website: Patreon site:...

Duration: 01:27:28

Tauren Think Tank #239 - Raid Night In Real Life

Marconin is catching them all and Jules is finding muscles she never knew she had! Our Think Tank question: I realized this week that I’m old. I’ve always thought of myself as 16, and things didn’t bother me, but now the list of things I don’t like is getting longer and my patience is shorter. I’m cynical and tired of watching people make the same mistakes over and over. What do I do? Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to...

Duration: 01:33:22

Tauren Think Tank #238 - Water You Looking At?

It’s a week of personal changes, goals, and trying new things for Jules and Marconin. Our Think Tank question: My family bonded together over playing Overwatch, but my wife started a relationship outside of our marriage with a man she met through the game. Our marriage is over, but my kids still play the game with my wife, often grouping with her and the man she left me to be with. I can’t help but think if I never brought the game into our family, we’d be together, at least for a bit...

Duration: 01:28:07

Tauren Think Tank #237 - Taking Your Power Back

**DISCLAIMER AND POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING** This episode features an interview with a survivor of sexual assault and rape. Listener and parental discretion is advised. Tonight, Jules sits down with CTR Guild member, leader, and friend Turarts, to talk about sexual violence and rape from her own very recent experience. This raw and unfiltered conversation talks about the realities of sexual violence in our society, how easily it can go unreported, and the aftermath of recovery from the...

Duration: 01:11:00

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