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Keeping It Super Simple on Election Day 2020

015 Keeping It Super Simple on Election Day 2020

Hello Huddle Haven Team!  Are you exhausted with all the Election Day insanity?  We’ve got a remedy—listen to our humble attempt to add a little levity to your day.   In this light-hearted edition of “Keep It Super Simple” = KISS we explore:  Super simple ways to CANCEL the “cancel culture”; super simple service ideas for the holidays; super simple ways to shun technology; super simple activities for the holidays; super simple ways to stay fit during & post holidays; super simple gift ideas to stay on budget; and super simple healthy holiday recipes. On a day that is dominated with distrust and descension…let’s explore ways to stick together!  Remember…Hang In There…Hope Is On The Way!

Links: https://www.humanetech.com/take-control

Rhonda’s Holiday Recipes:
Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms:
-medium button or Remini mushrooms
-8 oz of cream cheese (softened)
-8 oz of smoked cheddar cheese shredded
-2 oz jalapeños chopped (optional)
-4 oz shredded parmesan cheese
1. Clean the mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Prep the mushrooms by popping the stem off the mushroom.
2. Mix the cream cheese with the shredded smoked cheddar cheese, jalapeños, and salt and pepper.
3. Fill the mushroom cavities with the mixture.
4. Top with parmesan cheese.
5. Place in a baking dish side by side cheese up.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus:
-16 asparagus spears, with the ends snapped or cut off
-8 slices of prosciutto (cut in half to have 16 pieces)
-olive oil or avocado oil
-salt and pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Wash and snap off the ends of the asparagus. Wrap a 1/2 piece of prosciutto around the middle of each asparagus and pull tight.
3. Brush with olive or avocado oil.
4. Salt and pepper to taste.
5. Bake for around 20 minutes or until prosciutto is crispy. (turn over 1/2 way)

Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta:
-2 oz pancetta, minced
-2 lb of Brussel sprouts, with stems and outer leaves removed
-2 tsp olive or avocado oil
-garlic 3 cloves minced
-salt and pepper
1. trim the stems off of the Brussel sprouts and remove the outer leaf. Thinly slice each one.
2. cook the pancetta in a sauce pan until golden around 5 minutes
3. add olive or avocado oil and garlic
4. add shredded Brussel sprouts and salt and pepper to taste
5. cook on high for 6-10 minutes or until tender and crispy

Raspberry Cheesecake Bites:
-16 oz cream cheese (softened)
-1 large egg
-1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 cup powdered monk fruit
Raspberry filling/swirl:
-4 oz. rasberries
-1 1/2 tbsp water
-4 tsp powdered monk fruit
Toppings:
-whipped cream
-raspberries
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a mini muffin pan with 24 mini muffin liners. Brush with oil.
2. Place the raspberries, water, and powdered sugar into a small saucepan. Heat over low heat until the raspberries start to soften around 2-3 minutes.
3. Use a spatula to smash the berries. Simmer a few more minutes while the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. Use a mixer to beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together at a low to medium speed until fluffy.
5. Beat in the egg, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
6. Spoon the cheesecake filling evenly into the mini muffin liners.
7. Spoon 1/2 tsp of the raspberry filling over each cream cheese cup. Use a toothpick to swirl into the batter.
8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the bites are puffy and almost set, but still a little jiggly.
9. Remove the cheesecake bites from the oven. Cool at room temperature for an hour.
10. Serve with whipped cream and top with a raspberry.

 

Jonah Sachs, Author-Filmmaker-Social Innovator is a Mentor Model

014 Jonah Sachs, Author-Filmmaker-Social Innovator is a Mentor Model

Hello Huddle Haven Team!  Welcome to our introduction to another “Mentor Model.”  Jonah Sachs is an author, speaker and viral marketing pioneer. His new approaches to digital media have been critical in promoting ideals of social change — such as equity, empowerment, responsibility and transparency — to the forefront of business and popular culture.

In 2012, Jonah released Winning the Story Wars, a deep dive into the stories that have the power to break through the noise and to open minds, move hearts and change behaviors. In 2018, Jonah published Unsafe Thinking: How to Be Nimble and Bold When You Need it Most; exploring why some individuals and organizations are smart enough, and strong enough to elevate performance in an ever-changing world.

Now Jonah serves as Executive Director of One Project; a non-profit initiative working globally with communities to design, implement, and scale new forms of governance and economics that are equitable, ecological, and effective.

In addition, we were able to explore the many thrills and ills of social media—One Project (Jonah and Founder, Justin Rosenstein) along with The Center of Human Technology, were central players & contributors in the Netflix Documentary: The Social Dilemma.

Links:
http://www.jonahsachs.com/about
https://oneproject.org/
https://www.humanetech.com/
https://www.thesocialdilemma.com/

Rhonda’s Recommendations:
Netflix:
The Social Dilemma
Schitt’s Creek

Thank you TEAM for joining us for this episode.  Please, rate, subscribe and share this episode with your tribe…let them know we always have open roster spots for Huddle Haven teammates.  You can find us at www.huddlehaven.com, Instagram @huddlehaven, Facebook, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music…or wherever you & friends may be surfing the sea of podcast platforms.
Remember…Hang in there…Hope is on the way!

Bucket List Living with Trey and Paula Thrash of The Thrash Ranch

013 Bucket List Living with Trey and Paula Thrash of The Thrash Ranch

Hello Huddle Haven Team!  This is another Bucket-List-Living episode…we are shining a red-hot-spotlight on individuals who are livin’ like they are dyin’…not wasting a single day in checking things, big and small off their bucket lists.

It was so nice to huddle up over some cold brews & red wine with a couple that we love and admire! Trey and Paula Thrash always have been and continue to be a pretty cool hang.

We’ve always looked up to Trey and Paula as fabulous friends, as parents we admire, and as astute business professionals.  This couple has paved a really cool path that so many of us should try to follow.

Now that they are “empty nesters” they are definitely livin’ the dream.  They recently headed out to the wild, wild west for a road trip:  46 Days, 11 States, 9 National Parks, and 8,220 miles…what a great way to conquer COVID claustrophobia!

In addition, to hearing some great insight from Trey & Paula, we’ll take a look at some other cool Bucket List adventures and recommendations.

Links:

https://www.instagram.com/thrashranch/

https://thrashphoto.com/

Thank you TEAM for joining us for this episode.  Please, rate, subscribe and share this episode with your tribe…let them know we always have open roster spots for Huddle Haven teammates.  You can find us at www.huddlehaven.com, Instagram @huddlehaven, Facebook, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music…or wherever you & friends may be surfing the sea of podcast platforms.
Remember…Hang in there…Hope is on the way!

Geoffrey Woo, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of H.V.M.N., discusses the 3-P’s of Empowerment

012 Geoffrey Woo, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of H.V.M.N., discusses the 3-P’s of Empowerment

Hello Huddle Haven Team!  Our guest this week is exceptional!  Geoffrey Woo (Geoff) is co-founder and Executive Chair of HVMN—Health Via Modern Nutrition.

Coolest part about Geoff is he’s fired up about fitness, has a passion for nutrition, and is a very savvy business professional.  He, along with co-founder Michael Brandt and the entire HVMN team are dedicated to the following mission:  Elevating individuals to ascend to the top of their field, helping world-class athletes set a new world records, guiding society as a whole to cultivate a long, healthy life.  At HVMN they redefine the limits of human performance, metabolism, and longevity.

People may recognize Geoff from his recent appearance in the Netflix documentary, UnWell.  Yes, he was the superstar rocking pullups in the office and sprinting through the streets of San Francisco.  In addition to his leadership role at HVMN, Geoff hosts the HVMN Podcast, a Top 50 Nutrition Podcast Apple, Youtube, Google, and Spotify.

So all of you out there need to get ready to take some serious notes; Geoff is gonna take us to school and educate us on how to optimize our 3P’s–physical, personal & professional wellbeing.  Please welcome, biohacking badass…Geoff Woo.

Links:

https://hvmn.com/

https://hvmn.com/blogs/podcast

https://www.netflix.com/title/810442

Rhonda’s Recommendations:
https://www.hvmn.com
Products mentioned: Keto Collagen (chocolate, coconut cream, and salted caramel)

Thank you TEAM for joining us for this episode.  Please, rate, subscribe and share this episode with your tribe…let them know we always have open roster spots for Huddle Haven teammates.  You can find us at www.huddlehaven.com, Instagram @huddlehaven, Facebook, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music…or wherever you & friends may be surfing the sea of podcast platforms.
Remember…Hang in there…Hope is on the way!

 

“Friday Night Lights” Mentor Models episode explores Texas High School Football

o11 “Friday Night Lights” Mentor Models episode explores Texas High School Football

 

Hello Huddle Haven Team!  Envision the sight of glowing stadium lights just over the horizon…take in a deep breath to smell freshly cut Bermuda grass…hear the sound of a marching band playing or cheerleaders cheering…and embrace the feel of Fall.  It is that time of year, the slight chill in the air only enhances the excitement felt as the gridiron gladiators hit the field to honor a true to Texas tradition, “Friday Night Lights.”

In this episode we look at 3 MENTOR MODELS.  These gentlemen are true leaders and influencers who are literally changing the world, one athlete at a time.  All know the old saying, “…any man can be a father…but it takes someone special to be a daddy.”  I feel the same way about great Coaches.

Regardless of your profession or path in life, we can all learn lessons from individuals who take the time to care, who devote their lives to lifting others up, people who invest in relationships, knowing potential can and will be fully realized when you create a climate unity, when you surround talent with tools, and when you seek serve others = the entire team is elevated!

You will hear from 3 of my heroes, all Texas High School Coaches; but all have taken distinctly different paths.  You’ll hear what it is like to coach in tiny-town Texas, where you have a small pool of athletes; and you’re relying on them to play multiple sports all year long.  You’ll hear what it is like to devote a career to the inner-city student-athlete; where kids not only need football, in some cases they need a family.  Finally, you’ll hear what it is like to lead athletic programs at schools with 3,000-4,000 students with massive followings.

Here we go team, “Clear Eyes…Full Hearts…Can’t Lose!”

Links:
Consider supporting charitable opportunities through the Texas High School Coaches Association.

www.thsca.com/foundation#

Music: “Your Hand In Mine” Explosions in the Sky

Thank you TEAM for joining us for this episode. Please, rate, subscribe and share this episode with your tribe…let them know we always have open roster spots for Huddle Haven teammates. You can find us at www.huddlehaven.com, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music…or wherever you & friends may be surfing the sea of podcast platforms. Remember…Hang in there…Hope is on the way!

 

The 3-P’s to Empowerment with Burgandy and Trey Rinker of MACROWORKS Nutrition

The 3-P’s to Empowerment with Burgandy and Trey Rinker of MACROWORKS Nutrition

Welcome Huddle Haven Team!  Our guests this week are an absolute joy to be around.  They have such a cool story of success, both from a fitness standpoint, as well as from a business perspective.  Burgandy and Trey Rinker, Owners & Operators of MACROWORKS, a health / nutrition company focused on helping clients manage their weight through diet & nutrition coaching.

MACROWORKS incorporates a unique, specific food measuring and monitoring process that allows individuals to develop appropriate daily-weekly-monthly goals.  Most impressive is, this couple truly “walks-the-walk.”  Over the last 18 months, they have lost a combined 180 pounds by following the discipline they preach to their customers.

We can’t wait for them to share their inspiring story; giving us all insight on how to optimize our 3P’s:  Physical, Personal & Professional Wellbeing.

Links:

https://www.macroworksnutrition.com/

https://www.instagram.com/macro_works/

Rhonda’s Recommendations:
Peanut Butter Bowl Games San Antonio 2020:
Thursday October 1 Churchill vs Alamo Heights @ Comalander Stadium 7pm
Friday October 2 Seguin vs New Braunfels @ Unicorn Stadium 7:30pm
Saturday October 17 Brennan vs Reagan @ Comalander Stadium 7pm
Thursday October 22 Johnson vs Brandeis @ Farris Stadium 7pm
Thank you TEAM for joining us for this episode.  Please, rate, subscribe and share this episode with your tribe…let them know we always have open roster spots for Huddle Haven teammates.  You can find us at www.huddlehaven.com, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music…or wherever you & friends may be surfing the sea of podcast platforms.

Remember…Hang in there…Hope is on the way!

 

 

Country Music Sensation & USAF Veteran Deanna Wheeler

009 Country Music Sensation & USAF Veteran Deanna Wheeler

Welcome Huddle Haven Team to a Bucket-List-Livin’ episode that will make your heart sing!  We are shining a red-hot-spotlight on individuals who are livin’ like they are dyin’ and not wasting a single day in checking things…big & small off their bucket lists.

This week, we are lucky to have a literal “rock-star”, or better said “country-star” join us.  Deanna Wheeler @deannawheelermusic is a California native, but it didn’t take her long to figure out “home” is Deep in the Heart of Texas. 

Deanna is a USAF Veteran who was critically injured in Afghanistan, she has an incredible story of determination & survival.  There is no doubt listeners will be inspired by her personal, military and musical journey.

Musically, her vocal style melds the sounds of country, fiery gypsy and classic rock.  Deanna commands the stage when she performs and did the same on this podcast.  We loved our visit with her!

Check out her music on Spotify and Apple Music, and look for her new album to be released this Friday, September 25th (her birthday). You can find and follow Deanna Wheeler on Instagram @deannawheelermusic and on Facebook at Wheeler Deanna.
Songs featured: “Through the Fire” and “Light up to Live”

Links:

https://www.deannawheeler.com/

https://www.instagram.com/deannawheelermusic/?hl=en

Business Spotlight:

https://www.blackriflecoffee.com/

https://www.instagram.com/evanhafer/?hl=en

Rhonda’s Recommendations:

Musical Artist—Kyle Hill a.k.a. “Dr!p”

Certified Dr!p” album can be found on Spotify and Apple music

Please follow him on Spotify by clicking the FOLLOW button.
Songs featured: “Callin'” and “Planet Drip”

Thank you TEAM for joining us for this episode.  Please, rate, subscribe and share this episode with your tribe…let them know we always have open roster spots for Huddle Haven teammates.  You can find us at www.huddlehaven.com, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music…or wherever you & friends may be surfing the sea of podcast platforms.
Remember…Hang in there…Hope is on the way!

 

Tom O’Neill author of “Chaos; The CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties” Bonus Episode

008 Tom O’Neill author of “Chaos; The CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties” Bonus Episode

Welcome Huddle Haven Team to a very heavy-hearted, BONUS EPISODE.  We do our best to get through this without becoming too emotional.  Best to avoid having any “young ears” listening to this one–we’ll be discussing some pretty graphic, horrific historical events.

Our BONUS EPISODE features Investigative Journalist Tom O’Neill, Author of the book: Chaos; The CIA, and the secret history of the 60’s.

Listeners will hear Tom tell another side, or “the rest of the story” regarding Charles Manson, and the monstrous murders his followers committed in the late sixties.  His relentless determination and commitment to obtaining a mountain of facts that had gone “unreported” over the years tell a profound, sad, and scary story.  Tom brings to light Manson’s connections to the Hollywood elite of the 60’s, exposes crooked law enforcement and prosecutors, and most troubling, O’Neill shines a bright light on the CIA and their infamous association with mind-control.

Additionally, this is a very personal episode for us…in particular, Rhonda and her family.  On July 4, 1954, Rhonda’s aunt Chere Jo Horton (age 3) was brutally raped and murdered.  Jimmy Shaver, a flight instructor and airman at Lackland-AFB in San Antonio, with no history of violence was arrested, convicted and ultimately executed by electric chair in 1958 for committing the horrific crime against Chere Jo.  In Tom’s book, he links this case to the CIA’s “MK-Ultra” Mind Control Program.

Reviews:
‘Chaos is an explosive read that will shock, grip and change our understanding of a case that has haunted the world for over fifty years.’ AMAZON

‘Riveting … Sensational revelations … True crime fans will be enthralled.’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

‘[Full of] scandalous findings … to me it seems only too plausible. O’Neill’s intricately sinister ‘secret history’ often sounds incredible; that doesn’t mean that it’s not all true.’ OBSERVER

Links:
https://tom-oneill.org/

https://www.instagram.com/chaoscharlesmanson/

https://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Charles-Manson-History-Sixties/dp/1786090627/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=chaos+charles+manson%2C+the+cia%2C+and+the+secret&qid=1593021637&s=books&sprefix=chaos&sr=1-2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J36xPWBLcG8

https://www.joerogan.com/#jre-section

Thank you TEAM for joining us for this episode.  Please, rate, subscribe and share this episode with your tribe…let them know we always have open roster spots for Huddle Haven teammates.  You can find us at www.huddlehaven.com, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio…or wherever you & friends may be surfing the sea of podcast platforms.

Remember…Hang in there…Hope is on the way!

 

The 3-P’s to Empowerment with Dr. Terri Lance of The Fasting Method

006 The 3-P’s to Empowerment with Dr. Terri Lance of The Fasting Method

Our guest, Dr. Terri Lance is a Behavior Coach and clinician for The Fasting Method.  An organization co-founded by Dr. Jason Fung and Megan Ramos; both leading experts in the Health and Nutrition field.  Dr. Fung is the best-selling author of:  The Obesity Code, The Complete Guide to Fasting, The Diabetes Code, The Longevity Solution, The PCOS Plan, and Life in the Fasting Lane (co-authored by Megan Ramos).
Dr. Terri Lance achieved 85 pounds of weight loss and reversed her Type-2 Diabetes through intermittent fasting and low-carbohydrate eating strategies.  Being able to regain control of her weight and health inspired her to educate others on sustainable dietary strategies.  Her Wellness philosophy?  She believes in addressing the whole person (mind-body-spirit) and focuses on helping clients incorporate healthy food choices, and fuels them with the knowledge of proper fasting principles via the Intensive Dietary Management Program.
By helping individuals to realize the health benefits associated with Intermittent Fasting…Terri has people conquering their obesity, reversing their Type-2 Diabetes, eliminating their auto-immune disorders, and reducing the need for unnecessary medications.  Terri is a great example of someone who has mastered her “3-P’s”:  Physical-Personal-Professional wellbeing!
https://thefastingmethod.com/
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/monday-mindset/id1515803126

Huddle Haven’s Small Business Spotlight:
For a quality custom home built with integrity and delivered at a great value visit Hill Country Classics—Custom Homes:  “We build houses like they used to!”
https://www.hillcountryclassics.com/
34535 IH-10 West |  Boerne, TX 78006, USA
Phone: (866) 924-5888

Huddle Haven’s “Rhonda’s Recommendations”:

Cool products, places and insight from the world’s most prolific shopper (and my wife) Rhonda.  This week…a special focus on The Fasting Method.

The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting  by Dr. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore, www.thefastingmethod.com

Thank you TEAM for joining us for this episode.  Please, rate, subscribe and share this episode with your tribe…let them know we always have open roster spots for Huddle Haven teammates.  You can find us at www.huddlehaven.com, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio…or wherever you & friends may be surfing the sea of podcast platforms.
Remember…Hang in there…Hope is on the way!