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Mettle is this thing that we all have inside of us, it's capacity. This podcast brings guests from all over the world from all different backgrounds sharing ideas, stories, and their truth. My intention is that these episodes will provide you with a little more mettle for your brain and resilience for your spirit. Let's learn together. Did you enjoy the episode, have ideas for the podcast? Reach out at heathermiller@mettlebrain.com
 
A story about human connection told through a voice-forward matchmaking experiment. The twist: no names, no direct contact, no pictures. Over 30 days, matched pairs exchange 1 voice memo a day with each other. This genre-bending series has the intimacy of a personal memoir, suspense from a reality TV dating show, and insights from an interview show. Through 6 episodes, I share 6 lessons I learned from this experience, told 1 pair at a time. Yes, some pairs do end up in a relationship afterwa ...
 
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In this episode I share my experience trekking in the Himalayas with my family and muse on this quote from William Blake: “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things tho’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” –William Blake. Through the course of writin…
 
Today's episode is with Chris Blum creator of the podcast, Spirited Soul. Chris shares sound baths on her podcast that she records in her home, episodes range anywhere from 10-30 minutes. Chris started the podcast when she could no longer give her sound baths baths in-studio due to the pandemic. I sat down wanting to learn more about sound waves, a…
 
Thank you everyone for tuning into another podcast. This show brought the one and only FREAK back to the stage after being gone for two weeks. During this episode, we talked about the Stanley Cup play-offs and how the Leafs will lose. We also paid tribute to Canada's Wonderland, since it was the 40th anniversary of the theme park. Thank you again t…
 
HEATHER & ARTHUR: A lesson on growth. What happened in the end? I debrief with all 3 pairs you met in the previous episodes. Find out if anyone ends up together and meet one more pair. In eavesdropping into the participants of my experiment and in creating this podcast, I gained a new perspective for living. I start dating again, and I meet Arthur.…
 
Thank you to all the mothers out there! This show was for you! We discussed some of the ideal gifts for that special day, also some of the background that pertains to Mother's Day. We had a lot of fantastic discussions about other related topics, and topics that aren't related. Happy Mother's Day...By thebaboushkas
 
In this show, we had a lot of fantastic engagements. From serious to fun topics we had a lot to say, and the conversation kept flowing. Thank you to all that showed up to listen, take part, and who sought our infinite wisdom! Stay tuned next week for our tribute to the special ladies in our life... That is right, our mothers! Until then, follow us …
 
Another fun-filled evening of shenanigans! Tonight's show about the Floyd trial, 2021 budget, Mike's sports corner, and the second attempt at Justin allowing me to be at the controls of this show! The best part of the show...the introduction to a new podcast premiering Wednesday, April 28th at 8:00 pm EST. Tune in to listen to our new friend "Red" …
 
HEATHER & CHESTER: A lesson on communication. If we understand all the words, how can we still speak past each other? Meet Chester, the guy who sent me voice memos and inspired my fascination with voice. We all want to be heard, but we forgot how to listen. Yet, listening can misguide us if we just hear what we want to hear. I finally learn about m…
 
XENA & GRAHAM: A lesson on vulnerability. What is the difference between being open and being vulnerable? Xena is an Ivy-league educated consultant-turned-entrepreneur in NYC. Graham works for a non-profit and lives in Denver. No longer dating for sport and tired of swipe culture, they are both looking for a life partner. Someone to hold hands with…
 
Here was a show for the books. We touched base on quite a few topics. They ranged from a tragedy with the Royal Family to fun Canadian facts. Also, we are pleased to announce the union of our co-host to an excellent lady. This was a joy to bring to our listeners. Stay tuned next week as we let DA FREAK take over for his first show in 44 episodes. T…
 
KATIE & ROBERT: A lesson on acceptance. Would you want to change the worst parts of you if it required sacrificing the best parts of you? Katie is a dreamer and entrepreneur. Robert has a phd in computer science and works in tech. They both happen to be 28 and live in San Francisco. Over the 30 days, they unravel the layers and flavors of each othe…
 
Today's episode is a short 13-minute Monday Morning Musing on soaking up all the goodness in your life through sincere gratitude. I share a metaphor involving a certain Parisian chair that showed me how easy it is to pine for something you already have but lack the awareness to see it. In this episode, I pose the question to the listener: are you'r…
 
ISABELLE & BRIAN: A lesson on compatibility. To be compatible with someone, how important is it to have things in common? Brian is from Montana and graduated from the Naval Academy. Isabelle lives in Atlanta and loves her dog more than anything in the world. Her favorite food is potatoes. He hates potatoes in every form. They “fall into like” withi…
 
YVES & HEATHER: A lesson on reflection. The king asked, what is the hardest thing to look at? Meet me, the matchmaker and host, Yves D. Ropper. In March 2020, I was laid off and quarantining alone in a 1 bedroom apartment in Manhattan. In search of connection, I create an anonymous matchmaking experiment on a whim. The twist - no pictures, no names…
 
Welcome to the Afternoon Rant with Justin. This was a pilot episode to see how well it would do. During this show, I discussed the lack of support for the children's platforms such as Dr. Seuss and some of our beloved Looney Tunes characters. I also took a jab at the royal family with a GoFundMe page dedicated to helping Prince Harry and Meghan Mar…
 
This show we celebrated our one-year anniversary. We discussed topics that ranged from the death of Canada's true hockey dad and Chris Schultz to the upcoming celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Of course, we held true to the B2M name with all of our material being unscripted, and we managed to keep our sarcasm on high, while not losing our fundament…
 
Today's episode is with the ever charismatic Will Wood. Wil is a family man and business owner. He owns the shop Love to Cook with his wife Lauren Wood. Wil discusses his life learnings both personally and professionally. Wil is honest and open about his health: his journey with ADD, two very hard years he experienced after suddenly losing his ener…
 
EPISODE XL!!!! WOW!!!!! (I'm only letting Justin continue because it makes him feel like he has control!!) ANYWAY...It was another fun-filled show of us talking about what we thought was important! Once again.....THANK YOU for all the support !!! We love this and have sooooooooo much fun doing it! During this podcast, we did mention that if anyone …
 
Justin, Da Freak, and I want to thank you all for your continued support! I have to admit, this started as a silly drunken idea at a local pizza dive and now we all look forward to the weekly get-togethers. It was an interesting chit-chat about COVID, in-restaurant dining re-starting, hockey (AGAIN!!), we made fun of Canada's silly laws and swearin…
 
Another COVID safe podcast. We did it again...we managed to make fun of Justin for 2 hours and have a lot of fun doing it!! We are loving the new format with ranting, music, and shenanigans (and built-in pee breaks for everyone!!)! Feel free to contact us at any time and let us know your feedback and give us show ideas. We do love to hear from ever…
 
Can the power of just hearing someone’s voice lead to a deeper connection? This is the question I obsessed over for most of 2020. I was laid off, single, and quarantining alone in New York City. In search of human connection, I decided to create an anonymous matchmaking experiment that unexpectedly became a year-long journey, which changed my life.…
 
This week was all about the Super Bowl, and some of the predictions. Also, we determined our favorite football dishes and our favorite halftime shows. A very special thank you to everyone who came out, whether they were new or returning listeners. We had a blast. Tune in next week for our breakdown of the game and other topics. Follow us on Twitter…
 
This episode is a Monday Morning Musing on some interesting ideas from poet and author Robert Bly and Jungian analyst Marion Woodman. The poet Antonio Machado wrote, “All things die, and all things live forever; but our task is to die, to die making roads. Roads over the sea.” Woodman and Bly use this poem throughout their work to reference what it…
 
This week's episode was a bit heavy on a few things, mainly sports. We examined the Super Bowl, hockey, and a bit of baseball. B2M was able to establish a new format which we enjoyed, but the downloads will tell the tale. So, you the audience will dictate how we proceed from here on in. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and…
 
This episode is a short 10-minute Monday morning musing with me, Heather Miller. I read a poem by Antonio Machado called, "The Wind, One Beautiful Day." It goes like this. The wind, one brilliant day, called to my soul with an odor of jasmine. 'In return for the odor of my jasmine, I'd like all the odor of your roses.' 'I have no roses; all the flo…
 
This is a short 10 minute 'Monday Morning Musing' on three key grounding ideas to keep in the front of your mind as you pivot in new directions this 2021 year. First, find peace amidst the continual battle with the entropy of life. I share my own struggle with accepting the reality that yes, the second law of thermodynamics is real, the kitchen unf…
 
Today's morning musing is a re-release of one of my personal favorite Monday morning musings that I love revisiting from time to time. I discuss the idea of collecting and connecting to yourself. What does your internal morning sweep look like? Where is your awareness? Are you plugging into yourself or do you have displaced emotion landing on other…
 
This is a short ten minute musing on the wonders of the gingko tree. You may see gingko trees often lining your streets, but did you know that the gingko tree is actually one of the oldest species of tree or plant on earth? The gingko is sometimes referred to as a living fossil as its species is prehistoric. In this episode I share a few details on…
 
This episode is a short speech intended for anyone who has ever felt up a creek without a paddle. Today in this morning musing I share my belief that if you love what you have and use it-- with that mindset it will be enough. I share an experience I had fishing with my boys: my fellow fishermen on the dock said, "I didn't have enough line to catch …
 
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