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Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando

Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando

By Brandon McReynolds
On this podcast, I talk about the positive entertainment value in everyday struggles no matter your walk of life. The struggle may be real but it is also real funny to others.

I have had my own personal struggles as an LGBTQ community member, a medicinal marijuana advocate and defected Texan. I will share the humor I was able to have while eating my own soup sandwiches.

Our motto is, “You don’t know, what you don’t know so get a clue from another view!”

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for new episodes to learn what you don’t really know but should.

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S2:E2b of Positively Entertaining Conversations
Hello, I am Guru Brando, your host of Positively Entertaining Conversations. I have sometimes curious guests… Alex & TJ, again!   In this episode, I throw “BOOMER” and “ZOOMER” around. We engage with casual views, for insight? Naw, just for entertainment value with hope of insight.  Alex proves to be dominant in team communication while TJ holds court on progressive thinking strategies. We have opinions on all things but today we stick to boomers and zoomers. Do we even know the proper era labels for our ages, who cares? Everyone has google to figure it out.    As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us.   Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for holistic gifts, life coaching and all our podcast episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with y'all!
19:16
January 14, 2021
S2:E2 of Positively Entertaining Conversations
I am your host Guru Brando and I have 2 curious guests with me tonight, Alex & TJ! We have slimy face masks to try and food chats to have. It’s a real squishy episode where Boomers, Zoomers and Fast-food complaints are hot topics.    Join our conversation, another 2 part episode, where this first one will leave you hanging until Thursday. Learn about my passion for Taco Bell, dog treats and business. Just a little talking with TJ about what he wants to be when he grows up. Alex wants a food truck; me, a wallet that never runs out of 20s.    Another 2 part episode where this first one will leave you hanging until Thursday. As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves as we learn our paths. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for holistic gifts, life coaching and all our podcast episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with y'all!
23:31
January 13, 2021
S2:E1b of Positively Entertaining Conversations
Hello, I am Guru Brando, your host of Positively Entertaining Conversations. I have sometimes curious guests… Q & Beth, again! We work okayish together, and had a very long show on Tuesday, so long we had to split it up! This is side B.    In this episode, I throw “normal” and “not normal” around. It shows how absurd we can be about our own fixed views. Can you catch my views? I throw ‘em fast. Q proves he is a jerk teen and bully big brother. He has an opinion on a few things but is pretty unaware of what is “normal” for his peers. Does he even know anyone his age? I talk about where I come from and how I was delivered. I twist off on a David and Goliath story about my brother and revisit the fear. Beth fidgets and hides her face but gives us her opinions on Movies, Me, and Highland.    As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us.   Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for holistic gifts, life coaching and all our podcast episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with y'all!
18:50
January 8, 2021
S2:E1 of Positively Entertaining Conversations
I am your host Guru Brando and I have 2 curious guests with me tonight, Beth & Q! We are an odd kinda family with 7 members in 1 crazy old home.  A new year, new hats and a new season of entertainment just for you. Start 2021 off real proper like with new friends and a fresh perspective on some of life's challenges. You don't know what you don't know.   Meet our family: Grandpa Fred who is a healthy 78 year old woodworking genius is Guru Brando's father. Guru Brando is a 44 year old life coach with OCD that runs a holistic practice. His wife, Beth, also 44 is a writer and Army Veteran living with the challenges of PTSD and Brando's quirks. Q is a 17 year old who struggles with Asperger's Syndrome and his multitude of siblings. He is the oldest and most likely to eat all your food. His only sister is Alex, 16 and driving. Creativity is her bag baby, and anxiety is her biggest issue at the moment... along with her nemesis, Lucas, the next kid in line. Lucas is 11 and always gets shafted, true story. He is the sweetest soul and busiest thinker. He is totally gonna be an engineer and take his little brother on all kinds of adventures. That brother is Oliver. He is 9 and had a rough start to life, but is now ripping up the roads on his bike. He has challenges with his speech and was given a diagnosis of Autism when he was 18 months old. I Guru Brando, gave birth to Oliver on my 35th birthday at 35 weeks in Germany.   I gave birth to all 4 of our kids and Beth helped...lol. I am a transman and Beth is a transwoman. I started my transition over 6 years ago. She started her transition almost 3 years ago. We have been married 18 years and friends since 1990. We both always knew who we were and have had the privilege to experience that life together. As parents, we do the best we can with what we have learned and always seek insight.   Join our conversation about what normal is as we talk about our favorite movies and tv shows. Laugh a little and learn a lot about people you didn't know you wanted to know. Prepare for 4th wall breaks and notes to take. Expect tangents, and moments where Q gets the upper hand. We talk storylines, VHS splicing, and Q's inability to hit his mark with a crossbow and a nickel.    As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for holistic gifts, life coaching and all our podcast episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with y'all!
21:35
January 6, 2021
Episode #18 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests..
In this episode I am chatting about resilience and what the crap has happened this year. No guest, I am enough. As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for holistic gifts, life coaching and all our podcast episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with y'all!
09:40
January 3, 2021
Episode #17 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests..
A new Episode with a new guest named OLIVER! He isn’t new to me; he is our 4th knucklehead and is age 9. He had a bit of a rough start in life and needed extra help but is now thriving with remarkable ease. All our kids are more than we could have wished for if I am being honest. In this episode Oliver and I are talking about what he got for Christmas and how much he appreciates his gifts. Listen and recall your glory days when he chats about his favorite 40s and 50s T.V. styles and the awkwardness of the 80s model T.V. We talk about how fantastic grandparents are to have and how lucky he is to have healthy ones. We try to visualize what my fake teeth will look like when I get them. He also shares his interest in the big city. We even address the needs of the teens. Join me as I talk to a 9-year boy with a very old soul. I have decided on podcasts to introduce new guests by providing an intro with photos and a popup video style format with added facts to help you get to know them. This won’t be a typical format for repeat guest unless more content is needed. I do hope you enjoy it. See us on YouTube. Give me feedback on the things you liked or do not like about this episode. As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for holistic gifts, life coaching and all our podcast episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with y'all!
17:50
January 3, 2021
Episode #16 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests..
Another Episode with ALEX! We are talking about New Year's Resolutions and what we are going to remember about ourselves moving forward. She is a pretty smart kid with a crazy amount of fans on TikTok, wonder what the year will bring her... we will reflect back on this episode I am sure! During this episode you get to see my overreaction to tongues and also, WE GOT DRESSED UP for y'all. I even break props, not really it just slips apart. We have moments of clarity and confusion sometimes at the same time, multitasking I say!  Join us as we annoy each other, typically! As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for holistic gifts, life coaching and all our podcast episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with y'all!
29:43
January 3, 2021
Episode #15 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests..
I have a short and sweet guest tonight. Not talking about myself, but close... my boy Lucas. He struggles with ADHD and suffers some sadness with lack of self esteem being a problem as he moves into the preteen years. He is in therapy and is doing well, the report is good from his doctor. He struggles in school staying focused so his work suffers. He has been trying to do better a yr now, time to start doing! So, I am going to start coaching him with my program to see if that helps a bit more, to compliment his current therapy of course. He was born in NC and moved overseas to Germany before he was 6 months old. 4 more times after that, before he was 7. This is our forever home and it is time to adjust. Here's hoping that he finds his peace! Watch and be entertained for a spell, maybe learn something about Lucas or yourself! As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for holistic gifts, life coaching and all our podcast episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with y'all!
37:41
January 3, 2021
Episode #14 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests..
I had a change of plans tonight. I switched guests but had an opportunity to grow beyond an expectation of staying on schedule. Go Me! No one has died because of it even though the plan changed. My curious guest tonight is Beth! She brings y'all viewers and I get to hang and judge her!  Win win! This episode we talk about judgements and gossip. How negative self talk affects us and how we view others. I have proof it does not work well! We chat about judging other transfolks and what we gossip about! As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for holistic gifts, life coaching and all our podcast episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with y'all!
37:32
January 3, 2021
Episode #13 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests..
Tonight, I am with my sometimes curious guests Q and Beth! With a new intro from a supportive viewer and friend Joe! He is a great human being and has remarkable taste in friends :) This episode we talk about the Mandela Effect, the German Zoo, Kid leashes and poo. So much in 30 minutes. I am sure you will learn something you never knew about life but should. You are welcome! As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for all our episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with our audience.
27:22
January 3, 2021
Episode #12 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests..
Tonight, I am with my curious guest Alex listening to her brag about how great of a gift giver she is. We address a regretful gift she has given and then get off track talking about Minecraft and pot. Very loud episode with NO hat wearing, NO edited names, and NO live bats. Y'all will like this one because... you don't know what you don't know, so I gave you a new view! As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for all our episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with our audience.
32:34
January 3, 2021
Episode #11 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests..
Tonight, I am back with curious guests Q. This chill episode covers a few topics, but heavy on teen relatability. I talk about my buddy Derek and how I stick my nose in his business. At the end Alex does a hair reveal and I pick on our viewer, Joe! As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for all our episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with our audience.
39:23
January 3, 2021
Episode #10 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests..
Tonight, I am with my curious guests Alex and TJ to discuss our manners and how they develop.  Action packed episode with hat closeups, edited names, true stories and a live bat. You won't want to miss this one! As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for all our episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with our audience.
36:29
January 3, 2021
Episode #9 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests...
This a deep conversation about sadness with reference to suicide. No curious guest this time, just you and I talking about what folks can do when they feel at their worst. Join me for a little insight on caring and sharing. As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for all our podcast episodes.
30:38
January 3, 2021
Episode #8 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests...
This is our most candid conversation yet! I am with my curious guest Beth, again, to finish a discussion we were having about communication in our marriage and raising kids while dysFUNctional. We decided to answer questions from our viewers... 3 questions to be exact. Beth had no idea what the questions were. Join us to see what our biggest embarrassments have been! As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for all our podcast episodes.
33:58
January 3, 2021
Episode #7 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests...
Tonight, I am with my curious guest Beth to discuss our communication and how it's changed .  Action packed with tangent stories. You won't want to miss story time, it involves boats & hoes. As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. We have struggled with effective communication about the kids and other serious matters. I tend toward aggressive communication and Beth is a more passive communicator. Has it changed since we have each transitioned? Tune in to find out! Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for all our episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with our audience.
22:32
January 3, 2021
Episode #6 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests...
Tonight, I am with my curious guest Q to discuss communication with parents as a teen.  You get a 2 minute candid clip in the beginning and an off camera chat at the end. Our discussion has better audio than the clips and starts at  2:6 and ends at 19:5 if you wish to skip to it! As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. It seems the most familiar type of communication with teens is passive-aggressive communication, is that also Q? Can he identify with the following type of passive aggressive behaviors:  doesn’t share his honest view when asked, refusal to notify people of his dissatisfaction with them, and will he take part in gossip but not confrontation? This is the last episode with crummy audio. Watch our Podcast mature each episode as we modify our technique and equipment! Thanks for investing your time with us. Because you don’t know what you don’t know… Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for all our episodes. Subscribe, Like and Share so we can continue to grow with our audience.
29:50
January 3, 2021
Episode #5 of Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests...
WELCOME to the Positively Entertaining Conversations podcast with Guru Brando & Sometimes Curious Guests. This episode I am chatting with Alex "the girl".   Our motto is, You Don’t Know What You Don’t know, Get a Clue from Another View.    I started this podcast to give folks unique views on life as a Professional Life Coach as well as a freak in a family much like the Munsters. For those of you who remember that show, I would be Herman only way shorter and a transman.    We just completed a 4-part series on Boundaries, Beliefs, and Behaviors. Alex was in the last 2 and her brother Q was in the first 2.     Alex is 16 and lives with the challenges of having autistic siblings, a grandpa from Texas living across the hall along with parents that are both trans. Her parents both struggle with symptoms of PTSD and partake in, as well as advocate for medicinal marijuana. Alex is an army brat that lived overseas and recently became a driver. She is in a committed relationship with someone a bit older and takes care of the many pets she has acquired.    There are also the normal challenges of being in high school! Plus, the house feels haunted and full of stuff! - hoarders   What does it all mean for y’all? A Positively Entertaining Conversation about real weird stuff and an occasional lesson on life.    Let’s talk about whose permission she needs to change her beliefs as a teen in a confusing time. What are her most valuable beliefs that she will keep as an adult? We did touch on this a little bit during Tuesday’s talk. This episode is the rest of the story!    As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be really funny too. It is all about perspective. Tune in and laugh with us.   Check out our page at www.sgpathways.com for more podcast episodes on YouTube.
22:55
January 3, 2021
Episode #4 Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests...
Hi, this is Guru Brando – your host of The Positively Entertaining Conversations Podcast and I am with my curious guest Alex, again, to finish a discussion we were having about Personal Beliefs and Behaviors.     Today’s conclusion of Thursday’s conversation is about the behaviors that you believe you should have to be successful. Let’s talk to Alex about what her habits are…. And judge them.   As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us.   Check our webpage www.sgpathways.com for updates and new episode on our YouTube channel.
36:07
January 3, 2021
PROMO for Positively Entertaining Conversations with Guru Brando and Sometimes Curious Guests
Hi, I’m Guru Brando – your host of the “Positively Entertaining Conversations” Podcast. Since, ya don’t know what ya don’t know, I offer you a clue from a different view! On this podcast, I expose the positive entertainment value in everyday struggles No matter the path you’re on, your struggles are real but they can also be really funny, it’s all about perspective. I share the life lessons of endurance, resilience and humor I have gained while eating “soup sandwiches” in my life. Now you ain’t gotta feel messy when you’re served one of your own.   Join me, Guru Brando and sometimes a curious guest, every Tuesday and Thursday for new episodes to learn what you don’t know but should. Stay well y’all!  TUESDAY – THURSDAY GONNA TALK ABOUT STUFF
01:29
January 3, 2021
How do your beliefs affect your behaviors? Episode #3
Hi, this is Guru Brando – your host of THE Positively Entertaining Conversations Podcast with my curious guest Alex! She identifies as a crazy, emotional, teen girl who has to fight for her right to party!  Sometimes it can be hard to tell what we’re thinking and what we’re feeling. We often fool ourselves into believing that we feel something (and therefore that it is difficult to change) when in actual fact it is a thought.. Emotions motivate us to take action. Different emotions lead us towards different kinds of action. Our emotions are not always a perfect guide to action though. We can choose to listen to what our emotions are telling us but we don’t always have to react in the ways they ‘want’ us to.  On this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective.
25:41
November 5, 2020
Talking Personal Boundaries with Q Part #2
In this conclusion episode on personal boundaries, we will talk about how well certain beliefs work for us. Do we choose well informed and healthy truths for ourselves or carry beliefs that need to be updated to match who we are becoming… tune in to understand beliefs beyond our boundaries and how they change with new perspectives. As always on this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective. Laugh with us. *Proper audio equipment was delayed in transit, shooting for December. The show must go on without it! Look forward to better audio as the show continues.
25:36
November 4, 2020
Talking Personal Boundaries with Q Part #1
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Hi, this is Guru Brando – your host of THE Positively Entertaining Conversations Podcast with my curious guest Q! Q identifies as queer and faces challenges living with high functioning Autism. He has two trans-parents and three siblings. Today we’re exploring personal boundaries. Understanding when and why we feel stressed helps to build confidence while managing day to day tasks, without feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. That is to say, you will gain insight as to how to act instead of react just by listening in. On this podcast, we talk about what positive entertainment value we gain within life's challenges. No matter the path we are on or strides we take, we all need to laugh at ourselves. The struggle is real and can be real funny too. It is all about perspective.
23:14
October 29, 2020