089 – Noah Levy – Cultivating Strength

Noah Levy

Noah LevyBattling anxiety, why a breakup with an addict after six years changed everything, managing panic attacks on live TV, mind over matter and observing one’s own thoughts, loneliness, sadness, and how you give yourself closure, and cultivating strength…

Noah Levy, who  works in Content Creation, as a TV & Podcast Producer, and in Brand Development, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

  • The first moment Noah became aware of the spiritual and metaphysical world around him
  • Noah’s childhood growing up in Brunswick, ME and his obsession with TV; MTV, commercials, and infomercials – specifically psychic hotlines
  • How he used to stay home sick from school so he could call in
  • Learning to distinguish between what’s “real” and what’s “1-800.”
  • Discovering Louise Hay and her teachings while attending NYU
  • How to change your thoughts so to change your realityNoah Levy
  • Learning compassion for not only others, but yourself as well
  • Working thru anger, and how envisioning who you may be mad at as a little child is beneficial and can place things in perspective
  • Pause/Halt – Do not react, the importance of thinking through your actions instead of reacting
  • The importance of reaching out, you should avoid isolating.
  • Noah’s history as a magazine editor and his run on TV as a co-host on VH1’s The Gossip Table
  • Noah’s ultimate realization that TV is weighed down by ego and over competitiveness
  • Compare/Despair – Stop comparing yourself to others and wallowing over why great things aren’t happening to you — you lose sight of what’s important
  • Noah’s delayed Saturn return at 30
  • Working thru a tumultuous relationship and recognizing the signs of codependency
  • How to deal with anxiety attacks, it’s mind over matter
  • The realization that closure doesn’t come from someone else, and that perhaps rejection is God’s protection
  • How resisting emotions can only intensify their effects
  • The negative effects of social media and how it’s creating more isolated people.
  • The shame that surrounds mental illness and loneliness
  • Noah’s intuitive reading and his reflections

088 – Susan Correa of art & eden – A Business Built to Care

Susan

Would you be willing to leave everything you built because you discovered your business is harming the planet–and then build something new as part of the solution?

Susan Correa, Founder/CEO of art & eden (organic, eco-friendly, and ethical children’s clothing brand offering an affordable selection of organic cotton clothing for kids and babies) joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • The inspiration for art & eden – how Susan was building and leading two multi-million dollar companies – but in her personal life was searching for deeper meaning
  • Asking what is the compelling reason to exist, and how do you bring that to market?
  • Looking at the ecological impact of every part of your business from manufacturing to sourcing to packaging, from conventional to organic
  • Why she went into infant and baby-wear
  • The unfolding of many serendipitous moments
  • Why her best decision was surviving an early test to launch a medical program
  • How a tiny brand new brand got many amazing collaborations, and many recognitions
  • A business built to care
  • Allowing the rational brain to analyze a chance to make something work that doesn’t swing the financial situation in a bad way
  • An intuitive reading including images reminiscent of Georgia O‘Keefe, a flower, a beacon of light, the eye catching not just a light

087- Rozanne Gold – Nourishment, Body and Mind

Rozanne Gold

How a celebrated chef, author, journalist, and philanthropist became an end-of-life doula and a mother in her 50’s, and why it’s all about nourishment, poetry, and a feeling of home…

Rozanne Gold, chef, journalist, cookbook author, international restaurant consultant, and  four-time winner of the James Beard Award, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

In the episode:

  • How Rozanne got into food, the swoon factor, and impact of the book “Heidi”
  • Food as a language for newer generations
  • Food as a place to gather together
  • Menu language as poetry
  • The similarity of poets and chefs
  • Getting into cooking, not really much for women at the time, being in the  food revolution of 1970’s, and how few women went to cooking school at that timeRozanne Gold
  • Wanting to feel loved, how cooking was Rozanne’s  art form
  • Restaurants mashing up architecture, design, food, and are places people go to be happy
  • Then writing cookbooks – the how the whole umbrella is nourishment
  • Becoming an End of Life Doula, looking death in the face after her mother’s death
  • Why she took on the role of doula, how it is a way to bear witness, people shouldn’t die alone, really seeing the other person
  • The moment when her mother passed, how it was sacred
  • Julie offers a reading – with a cat, and how it like a prose poem
  • Feeling at home at your own kitchen table
  • Becoming a first time mom at 53 years old (adopting an 11 year old)
  • Writing 13 cookbooks, and Rozanne reads from one “Desserts 1,2,3” with poetry in it
  • How things we are connected to for ourselves make us
  • How Rozanne’s mother’s death allowed her to begin two meaningful new chapters in her lfe
  • And the word – home

086 – Titania Veda – A Sense of Belonging and Home

Titania

What does your presence mean to another person’s experience? Or to an event? Or even to a city you are visiting?

TitaniaIt might not be something you think about. But for Titania Veda? It’s the way she lives. Discover finding connections and a sense of belonging wherever global travels take you, gratitude from the homeless, being a work in progress, why cuddle parties don’t require you to actually cuddle, and why a fireball makes its way into a purpose reading…

Titania Veda, Communications Strategist & Program Manager, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio, powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • The cities Titania loves
  • People and cultures she’s discovered, a love of New YorkTitania
  • Lonely-making places
  • Great equalizers – bathrooms and subways
  • Moving towards social entrepreneurs who needed help, as communications consultant, propelling positive stories
  • Wielding the flame
  • Discovering other strategies to find happiness
  • Contributing to a city when visiting, practicing kindness
  • Everyone has the same needs, we all have different strategies to get there

085 – Sansan Fibri of DreaMe – An Unfiltered View of The Core Self

DreaMe

An AI-Powered Dream Interpretation App, providing people with personalized self-insights derived from their nightly dreams…

DreaMeSansan Fibri, Filmmaker and Founder of DreaMe (the world’s first and ONLY AI-powered, Jung-inspired Dream Interpretation App) joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • An AI-powered dream interpretation app
  • Sansan on the path that led her to the creation of the app
  • Sansan’s background in filmmaking, storytelling, being a vivid dreamer, remembering dreams
  • Jungian dream analysis, how research shows dreams are where we process through our deepest issues, regulates emotions
  • Lighting your way ahead like a map, orienting, an emotional roadmap, the GPS of life
  • Knowledge of oneself at a deep unfiltered level is ultimate power
  • Common to have big fires in dreams
  • Dreams as dry runs for things we’re preparing forDreaMe
  • Starting by wanting an app for better insights into dream interpretation—all existing apps she could find were dream dictionaries
  • The meaning of a dream depends on the dreamer
  • “Planet of the Apps” casting from Apple, DreaMe got to the finals,
  • How that application process gave validation to be doing this
  • A Global Dream Wisdom Bank
  • Being able to learn from dream interpretation about potential health or mental prevention or early detection
  • A big shift in the collective unconscious but dreams have been largely ignored
  • An unfiltered view to our core self
  • And a discovery 25 years later leads to forgiveness, and new level of father-daughter relationship

084 – Revisiting Eduardo Placer of Fearless Communicators – The Lion and the Kitty

The ripple effect of finding a confident voice…

After more than 80 episodes of this podcast I realized something. You can’t be a part of sharing this many stories without experiencing growth. And as I reflected on the many guests, I felt magnetized to one in particular from very early in the show’s history. “The lesson of the ripple effect of finding a confident voice” certainly seems appropriate at this moment. It seems only right to share it again. If you have heard this one already, I encourage you to listen to it again with fresh ears. And if its new to you, get ready for a powerful and entertaining conversation with Eduardo Placer,  in which you will discover fearless communication — and the lion and the kitty. – Julie Chan

Eduardo Placer, ‎Social Impact Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Community Builder, and Founder/CEO of Fearless Communicators (a dynamic public speaking coaching business that empowers leaders and change-makers) – (bio), joins Julie Chan for a discussion of finding one’s voice, and a follow up to a prior full intuitive reading, at the MouthMedia Network Studio.

Placer reviews how he started as an actor, and how he realized we all have a voice and a story to share, and how owning a voice and story can allow us to make impact. How he found himself on stage, wondering if is this all he was called to do in life, with the answer growing louder. He discusses public speaking, how the body shows up to the event of speaking, working with a school in southern Kenya, an LGBTQ activist organization in southeastern Africa, working with women in business to help the with their voice, and endeavoring to arm fearless communicators across the planet to speak about things that can make a difference. Placer reveals how he is an introverted extrovert, the opportunity to discover the power of you through sharing through those with less self-confidence having an empathy different than someone who is a natural.

A conversation on where the voice is located, finding one’s voice, breathing and tension, and relieving jaw tensions and stretching. Intention, outcome and result, who are we being when speaking, what is the audience experiencing and feeling, and then the result. How we can choose to not be at mercy of inner dialogue we have of not being good enough, and how that dialogue is universal. Purpose and mission is being called to speak, we all have something important to say, are the unique person to share that, and present to that power. If the focus is on oneself, that focus is in the wrong place. Finding one’s voice, “powertalk”, and how to give amazing presentations. The movement of a supreme love community, radical supreme love. How when one does not have one’s voice and not speaking up makes one disappear. Our charge is to communicate, and how commitment must be bigger than concerns.

A follow up since the full intuitive purpose reading with Eduardo, being the lion, understanding where he stands in the chain of life, how his ferociousness can be overwhelming when unleashed, how the duality of being a lion and timid cat is his theme, battling the two and learning how to embrace the two. Eduardo reflects on what reading was like, how it has impacted, fearless sharing vs. timid sharing, moved out of scarcity context and moving into an abundance context. Leading the pride, just standing in the space of not being a selfish lion, needing the support of the pride, being unapologetic and owning the power, leading from a place of selflessness and abundance, showing up to serve, and making a difference.

083 – Amy Allison-Scharf – Moving with a Friendly Wind

Amy Allison-Scharff

Just jumping in and trusting the universe…

Amy Allison-ScharffAmy Allison-Scharf joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Being in love with the band Duran Duran, obsessed with NYC, an a dream to move there from California
  • Theater school
  • A relationship breakup leads to a friendly invite her to come to NYC at 23 years old
  • Just living life as a waitress, and coming across a personal training program, and being interested in humanity
  • Getting into design, and spaces, how they can make you feel, your experience in a space
  • Rearranging furniture and the impact on the way a room makes you feelAmy Allison-Scharff
  • Learning from modeling to trust herself
  • Worked briefly for Bette Midler’s daughter when she was 21
  • When Bette bought Avon from her mom
  • No separation between people—we’re all just people
  • Just jumping in and trusting the universe
  • An intuitive reading about moving with a friendly wind
  • A feeling of freedom to explore life
  • Loving to take care of people
  • Getting involved in the community
  • Engaging with people in simple ways

082 – Laura Hames Franklin – The Magic and Humor of the Universe

Laura

Transforming body, business, and life…

LauraLaura Hames Franklin, Creator of the Universal Health Principles and Founder of Wholly Shift and Starship Mastermind, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • How Julie and Laura were sitting on a rock in Central Park, and magic happened
  • How Laura’s spiritual journey began, and she’s always been on a journey, always something different about her, always questioning the normLaura
  • When she was in dance college, found a book about body, mind, and it meant so much with her and she never took book back to the college
  • Moving to NYC, and how Laura had a feeling it was her destination, magic seemed to happen there
  • Being pulled out of her logic box over and over
  • WhenLaura learned body talk
  • Learning the Franklin method (Eric Franklin, whom she ultimately ended up marrying)
  • If you don’t know how to activate everything in your body and mind, you can only get so far
  • Laura realizing her journey is to bring those pieces together, gave it a voice
  • Created a system called universal health principals
  • How the body heals, connected to big energy field, wisdom
  • Dissolving layers of aspects of herself she thought was her but weren’t
  • Demolishing aspects of business to be free to be herself
  • Not believing the story on the surfaceLaura
  • The difference in thinking paradigms between her and her husband
  • Key aspects of the physics of universe
  • How you are the whole point, and about individuality, but connected to an all knowing intelligence energy field
  • An incredible spirit-animal moment of energy
  • Feeling connected to energy all around you
  • The humor of the universe