Out There on the Edge of Everything®

Out There on the Edge of Everything®

Dr. Stephen Lesavich

Episodes

July 8, 2024 7 mins
EPISODE 190 I was watching ESPN Outside the Lines and they were talking about Bob Beamon. This story really inspired me. On October 18, 1968, in the 19th Olympic Games in Mexico City, Bob Beamon jumped 8.90 meters, or 29 feet, 2.5 inches in the long jump, a new world record. This distance is still an Olympic record in the long jump and one of the oldest Olympic records. This event has been the “Leap of the Century” a...
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EPISODE 189 Mindfulness is defined as "a mental state achieved by focusing your awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting your own feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations." "Mindfulness" is a term that is that is in the news almost on a daily basis. According to Healthline, practicing "mindfulness" is good for your health. Modern life is filled with distractions, from smartphones to mul...
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June 24, 2024 6 mins
EPISODE 188 Self-actualization, is one of the highest levels of psychological development, where your personal potential is fully realized after your basic needs have been fulfilled and you have full control over your ego. According to psychologist Abraham Maslow's, (b.1908-d.1970) self-actualization is considered the pinnacle of human development. In contemporary personal development, self-actualization is often discussed...
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EPISODE 187 Turbulence occurs when an airplane hits air currents causing it to pitch, roll, rise or drop, very suddenly. Emotional turbulence in a person’s life, much like the kind experienced on an airplane, refers to periods of instability, unpredictability, or rapid change that can disrupt one’s normal routine or sense of well-being. Emotional turbulence includes intense, often unpredictable fluctuations in a person’s e...
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May 31, 2024 8 mins
EPISODE 186 When you are faced with an important decision, how do you evaluate the risk associated with the decision? Evaluating risk involves assessing the potential outcomes of a decision, considering the likelihood of those outcomes, and weighing their potential impact. Four Square Risk Management is a simple, but very effective technique used to visually represent and assess risks in a structured manner. It involves us...
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May 16, 2024 7 mins
EPISODE 185 I was just in Madison, Wisconsin to attend a college graduation ceremony as my daughter graduated from the University of Wisconsin. During the graduation ceremony, one of the graduation speakers told the audience that the campus in Madison, Wisconsin, on which the university sits was originally land that was part of Native American Ho- Chunk Nation.  The Ho-Chunk people are called “the people of the scared voice.”...
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April 17, 2024 5 mins
EPISODE 184 Are you forward-facing focused? Or is your focus in some other direction? Focus is defined as “a state of mind that produces a clear visual definition of what you desire in your life moving forward.” Forward-facing focus in a person’s life refers to a mindset and practice for listening to your intuition, adapting to change, being innovative and maintaining personal growth over time on the best time-lines ava...
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March 31, 2024 8 mins
EPISODE 183 A nexus point is defined as “a point on your personal timeline that is a critical moment in your life where a specific event, unique set of circumstances or a person has a significantly and profound impact on your life moving forward based on the choices you may make.” A nexus point is so pivotal on your personal timeline, an energy line, that it becomes an entry point for a large number of possible choices and po...
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EPISODE 182 Psychological “glimmers” are small, fleeting, micro-moments of positivity and positive experiences that can significantly impact your emotional well-being. Glimmers, as introduced by social worker Deb Dana, are specific examples of micro-moments that elicit feelings of happiness, hope, and safety. Glimmers foster a sense of calm, connection, empathy, happiness and joy and effectively counter daily fear and stre...
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EPISODE 181 Many times, you are going to face a situation, circumstance, event or person that makes you very uncomfortable in your own life and presents a problem for you to address in your life. Effectively dealing with a problem in your own life often involves dealing with risk, uncertainty and negative feelings and emotions. How do you effectively deal with a problem in your own life? Give it the Triple-A treatment. ...
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EPISODE 180 Interview with Dr. Jane Wright, DDS. As a board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Wright, is a leader and educator in her field and makes a significant positive impact in her community by promoting Dentistry 3.0. Dr. Wright is a clinical instructor at the School of Dentistry at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Wright is also the author of a new children's book, The Capture of Clementine. The Captu...
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January 25, 2024 6 mins
EPISODE 179 Let me tell you another true story. A few years ago, I was invited by a friend of mine to play a round of golf at a country club golf course in the suburbs of Chicago. We were to play with my friend’s brother and his boss, both doctors in private practice. I arrived at the country club with a nice shirt that did not have a collar.  My friend was dressed the same way. This country club has its own rules an...
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January 18, 2024 10 mins
EPISODE 178 One buzzword I am seeing a lot lately is “onboarding.” Onboarding is defined as “the action or process of integrating a new employee into an organization.” As an attorney and a business coach, that made me think about something. I wonder how onboarding has changed in corporate America since I experienced it myself? Let me tell you another true story. In my previous career as a professional software eng...
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EPISODE 177 Interview with Mr. David Mariani of Basketball.Biology on January 1, 2024. David is a celebrity fitness trainer and strength and conditioning coach from the Los Angeles metro area. We discuss being successful setting New Year's Resolutions and the training associated with the Backwards Walking moment David has started and refined. Walking backwards improves your brain functionality, your cognitive abilities,...
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EPISODE 176 It is that time of year again when everybody is thinking about making New Year’s Resolutions. Many people use the start of a new year as an opportunity for reflection and self-improvement, making it a popular and enduring tradition. Many of you fail at your New Year’s Resolutions for a lot of different reasons.  However, remember: "If you slip up, do not give up!" Stephen Lesavich, PhD One big reason ...
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EPISODE 175 Let me tell you another true story. I had a law office on South LaSalle Street in the financial district of downtown Chicago for over a decade. One summer morning I had a meeting scheduled with the CEO of a financial company in my office to discuss an important legal matter. As I walked to work, there was a thunderstorm occurring.  When I turned onto South LaSalle Street I was hit by a microburst from the th...
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December 11, 2023 9 mins
EPISODE 174 Are you recognizing gradual change occurring in your life? Let me tell you another true story. The city I live in is considering closing several public grade schools, middle schools and one high-school due to declining enrollment.  In the neighborhood I grew up in, in just one square block, there were 13 households with 37 children. When my mom passed away, in that same one square block I grew up in, in t...
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November 26, 2023 8 mins
EPISODE 173 What are your financial values? Can you define them? Can you change them? Are you afraid to change your financial values? A value is defined as “a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.” Financial values are defined as “what you think or believe about debt, credit, spending, money and investments.” Do you know the root of your financial values? A root is...
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November 21, 2023 8 mins
EPISODE 172 I am sure all of you have been on an interstate highway or a county highway and have seen a car carrier. A car carrier is a type of trailer or semi-trailer designed to efficiently transport multiple passenger vehicles. Multiple vehicles are loaded on multiple levels of the car carrier trailer. Actual car carriers are symbolic of how some groups of people travel on their own soul paths on their journey through ...
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November 7, 2023 5 mins
EPISODE 171 Let me tell you another true story. A little while ago I was driving down a very busy county highway and there was a guy standing in the middle of the road. He was waiving his arms and I stopped my truck. He indicated that he ran out of gas and asked if I could give him a ride to the nearest gas station. Since there is a gas station near my office, I agreed. I drove the guy to the gas station and he pu...
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