077 – June Choi of Serval Ventures – 4D Tech Farmer

June Choi

June ChoiBeing a 4D Thinker, transformative tech meets human evolution, how Korean-American Midwest roots shapes an ecosystem of startups, and human transcendence…

June Choi, CEO of Serval Ventures (evolving the startup success and venture investment model by applying a data-driven experimentation approach, honing talent, and delivering thoughtful and sustained support) joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • How Choi had as many as five careers, and being a Korean-American immigrant
  • Choi was supposed to go to med school, but sees herself as a four-dimensional thinker, see things play out, didn’t want that path
  • Figuring what she didn’t want, and her parents disowneed her
  • She decided to pursue a literature degree, loved reading books, and her father disowned her again
  • Took a business minor
  • Wanted to be a judge, but didn’t want to go to law school
  • Moved to England because they speak English too
  • Couldn’t feed herself, depended on Ramen
  • Becoming an executive director at just 26 for a non profit
  • Got divorced, had a child, had to support child but not do it full timeJune Choi
  • Did strategy consulting
  • Took professional sacrifices to be home with her child as much as possible
  • Decided she is female role model for her daughter
  • Then started a company, which was scary
  • Choi had resisted being an enterpeneur for a long time, was freeing
  • Being an advisor to a startup and they wouldn’t listen
  • So, became an investor
  • Why aren’t accelerators and venture investing evolving properly?
  • As an investor – less tech people in tech companies, business people have an idea, then hire expensive people for a startup, so they have to raise money instead of building company and product and going to market
  • Choi focused on the need to keep founders focused, and thus the innovation roadmap developed
  • The way different people think, complex vs. linear
  • Chan provides an intuitive reading – using play and education
  • Facilitator instead of farmer, helping others understand each other, further their visions
  • Community watering hole, serenity and togetherness
  • Contributing to the farm
  • Emerging tech
  • How people are evolving

076 – Cardozie Jones of True North EDI – All Eyes on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Cardozie Jones

Cardozie JonesHow loss of sight propelled a new path of Equity, Diversity, and Interdependence to create spaces in which reflection and action-oriented dialogue result in transformed communities…

Cardozie Jones, a NYC-based educator, artist, and consultant, and Founder and Lead Facilitator at True North EDI ( facilitating workshops and trainings, coaching and developing teams and leaders, and consulting and supporting systems-level change), joins host Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Cardozie Jones on what shapes him
  • When he was starting to have vision issues
  • Multiple surgeries on his eye, eyesight faded
  • Starting at school at NYU on 9/11
  • Deciding his pathCardozie Jones
  • Believing it must be possible to make a living and feel free
  • Moved to Hunter College, and was the only “brown body” in his class and he realized the ‘system” was broken
  • A one way ticket to Paris, writing, and why it was a checkpoint
  • How to get this life in Paris his life in NYC all the time
  • Raising $55k in three months for a theater production, an artistic apex
  • Creating True North consulting firm
  • Equity, diversion, and inclusionCardozie Jones
  • Being able to say “no” in working with people you don’t want to, and having meetings about aligning values
  • How Jones doesn’t have to say “please need me”
  • How people can shape equity where they are working
  • Pillars of what’s possible for change
  • Giving people the opportunities to be successful, creating a world and spaces for each human being to thrive

075 – Lynne Guey – The Fearless Discovery of You

Lynne Guey

Reconnecting with yourself, making an unconventional career move, creating a podcast, the power of yoga, and unpacking blockchain…

Lynne GueyLynne Guey, Head of Communications for LOOMIA (bringing comfort, safety, and confidence to the human experience through the seamless integration of technology into everyday products) joins host Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Guey on trying to find herself
  • Traveling alone in the Middle East for three weeks to go to the farthest point she could, finding time by herself
  • The challenge of paralysis of analysis
  • The difficulty of sitting and focusing on herself with a busy scheduleLynne Guey
  • Being empowered by all possibilities that could be
  • Learning about yoga, blockchain, writing
  • Bouncing back and forth between the two ends of the spectrum
  • Starting a new job as Head of Communications at LOOMIA, a blockchain wearable tech company, and starting a podcast
  • A hodgepodge without a strategy, finding herself,
  • How she had to leave where she was to get where she is now
  • The significance of a series of moments
  • Reflecting on a prior intuitive reading with Chan, imagery of libraries, including a library of books like Heaven might have, or as a metaphor for the Internet or perhaps her podcast interviewing Asian americans as storytelling and a window to peek through for others
  • Figuring out what success is for you as a person, requiring living a life of courage, and getting in touch with yourself, looking inwardLynne Guey
  • Unpacking blockchain
  • Creating a world that is much more like nature
  • Yoga has been life-transforming, how it allows herself to be more forgiving of herself
  • Create space for people to feel at home with themselves, pay attention to one’s body, being present
  • Why it is OK to fail

074 – Brooke Gillespie – Sound Healing

Brooke Gillespie

Sound, vibration, and music as universal methods of healing, awakening, consciousness, and bringing peace to humanity…

Brooke GillespieBrooke Gillespie (a visionary sound healer, song writer and song carrier of sacred songs from all over the world including Native American songs from South, Central, and North America, Tibetan and Sanskrit mantra, African songs and more, a gifted energy and sound healer, Pleiadian Lightworker and Reiki Master who believes in sound and music as universal methods of healing) joins Jessica Brodkin in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • How Brooke Gillespie was raised in nature, always knew she’d live in NYC, grew up in Twin Cities area
  • Moved east for school and exploration when she was 19
  • Father is a musician, surrounded by music, mother a dancer
  • Learned about yoga and Buddhism etc early in life,
  • The Aquarian Age is now, ruled by air element we’re in it now, sound is part of air element
  • Gillespie as a sound healer, part of sound healing colelctiveBrooke Gillespie
  • Shamanic sound healing experiences and journeys for people
  • You are your own biggest healer
  • Golden drum, community pf people coming together, some live together, 17-20+ people.
  • What brought her onto healing journey, felt suffering as a young person
  • Sweat lodges
  • Light work healing to integrate body mind, heart, spirit, emotion, aura etc
  • Connecting with community

073 – Dr. Ara Bagdasarian of Sol-Center Chiropractic – Mission: Intuition and Relief

Ara Bagdasarian

Ara BagdasarianIntuitive chiropractic to adjust your body such that you can shine brighter…

Dr. Ara Bagdasarian, Founder/CEO of Sol-Center Chiropractic, joins host Jessica Brodkin in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Why Dr. Ara Bagdasarian is not an average chiropractor
  • How his modality formed overseas during mission work
  • 18 years experience
  • Organized mission work for 13 years in several countries
  • A month of work in mission site, with 3-4 hours of sleep dialyAra Bagdasarian
  • One of the most fulfilling experiences of his life, eventually got in a rhythm, driven by flow of intensity
  • “Getting high” on helping people
  • How his gifts and awareness expanded after working many hours, able to be aware of what was happening in several rooms at same time
  • Finding areas of nerve interferences and unblocking them
  • The incredible story of the origins of chiropracticAra Bagdasarian
  • How Dr. Ara Bagdasarian got started
  • Being careful not to absorb people’s energy and problems during the healing process, a huge lesson
  • Many variations of chiropactic, and battling the negative PR, media, and opinions
  • Many diversity in how to direct chiropractic into the future as a widely held accepted form of care

From the Col-Center Chiropractic website:

Dr. Ara continued his humanitarian services by providing 13 mission trips/tours worldwide, most of which he organized and directed himself with the wonderful, willing and selfless coordinators and assistants in each country. As the missions evolved, he incorporated fund raising. 100% of proceeds went towards humanitarian and disaster relief projects.

Each mission brought a unique touch and opening of hearts, allowing Dr. Ara to deepen the quality of chiropractic and healing services

Serving in Brazil, Armenia, India, Nepal, Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Germany, Holland, France, England, and Switzerland, Dr. Ara started grasping a vast knowledge and understanding of the nature and geometry of the human body as well as cultural similarities.

Dr. Ara Bagdassarian is presently providing chiropractic care in his Fresh Meadows Location in New York and is welcoming new patients to start on their journey towards wellness and healing.

072 – Aimee Raupp – Body Belief, Body Health

Aimee Raupp

Acupuncturist, herbalist and women’s health & fertility expert, Aimee Raupp…

Aimee RauppAimee Raupp joins Julie Chan in front of a live audience at Coresight Research to explore how to radically shift your body’s health, deal with autoimmune diseases, and address fertility issues. This is one of several episodes on the topic of pregnancy.

 

In this episode:

  • Why Julie was inspired to reach out to Aimee, how she came in with fear about having a baby, had a lot of beliefes that she was physicaly weak
  • Julie was seeking positive stories, saw something more than that, and can counter engrained beliefs
  • How Aimee wanted to be a medical doctor, with an undergraduate in biology
  • Not getting into medical school the first time she applied,  scoring low on her MCATS, and was traumatzied by that, and how this led her on a path
  • Discovering her new path through series of synchronistic events
  • Meeting people who were involved with acupuncture
  • An “aha” moment
  • Meeting a Chinese herbalist
  • How Chinese medicine school felt natural for her to learn
  • How acupuncture and diet and lifestyle and meditiation and mindfulness all work together
  • Going into private practice
  • No fear can be ignited when pregnant and post pregnant, can catch fear, energies vulnerable
  • How our thoughts impact and dictate physiology
  • When we’re not believing in ourselves
  • How ideas can impact how your body responds
  • How we attack ourselves emotionally the can make your body attack itself
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • “I am my illness”
  • How you decide to support and nourish yourself supports that cellular renewal, don’t look back and beat yourself up, just accept this is where you are at
  • Epigenetics, and how just because you have predisposition you can question and massage them by diet and lifestyle and a conversation with yourself, supporting yourself more than beating yourself up
  • Cellular misidentification vs. Emotional misidentification – – slowly giving up parts of ourselves, prioritizing other people ahead of ourselves
  • Ask yourself – how can I better nourish you?
  • Our we living in stress hormones in places like NYC?
  • What will happen when you start living a more loving thought?
  • Inflammation will go down, will feel less under attack
  • The route of self love, looking for ways to enjoy the experience you are in
  • Inflexibility in women is an issue
  • Compassion and kindness
  • Aimee’s own stories of stress related eczema
  • Listening to the screaming going on “on the inside”
  • Finding belief, and a story of hope
  • Paying attention to cues and triggers that create physicological symptoms
  • Making a list of positive things to deal with difficult relationships

Guest bio:

Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & wellness expert and the author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief. A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in New York, she holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University. Aimee is also the founder of the Aimee Raupp Beauty line of hand-crafted, organic skincare products. She has appeared on The View, and has been featured in Glamour, Allure, Well + Good, GOOP, Shape, and Redbook, and has received endorsement from Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Gabby Bernstein for her work in helping thousands of women to improve their vitality, celebrate their beauty, and reconnect to the presence of their optimal health. Aimee is also an active columnist and blogger for Thrive Global, Acupuncture Today, MindBodyGreen, WellRounded NY, and Motherly, and is a frequent speaker at women’s health & wellness conferences across the nation. She engages her large community worldwide through her online programs and with her website, www.aimeeraupp.com.

 

071 – Evie Jeang – Surrogacy and Purpose

Evie Jeang

Why a family lawyer froze her eggs, then founded a one stop for all things surrogacy, why it is empowering for women, the legal and moral implications, and living her purpose…

Evie JeangEvie Jeang, Founder of Surrogacy Concierges, LLC (California’s premier and exclusive one stop shop to your surrogacy and fertility needs), and managing Partner of Ideal Legal Group, LLC (specialized in family law, special education, labor, and worker’s compensation), joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser. This is one of several episodes on the topic of pregnancy.

In this episode:

  • Why Jeang flew to NYC for this interview
  • Surrogacy and why Jeang never thought she wanted a family
  • Why Jeang froze eggs when she was  30, and the Wall Street Journal did a story, in which Jeang says they thought she was crazy (so did other people)
  • People’s reaction
  • How should you define family?
  • How Evie feels she changed the definition of family
  • Don’t have to be a mom to get married or have your own family
  • Worst choice people make is when they are in fear
  • Why Evie froze her eggs twice
  • Not an issue of being connected to a child for EvieEvie Jeang
  • Genetic testing can find out a lot about likely attributes of a future child
  • How she chose her surrogate
  • Why some people don’t want contact with the surrogate
  • Jeang as a lawyer, understanding of legal side of surrogacy
  • Surrogacy is still a perception, judgment issue
  • Not every state has legalized surrogacy, not legal in NYC, viewed as human trafficking
  • A lot of people come to California for surrogacy, very liberal about it there
  • Range of prices for surrogacy
  • Wanting to feel an unconditional love for another human being, feel every feeling every person can feel
  • How surrogacy teaches one to be a better daughter
  • What Surrogacy Concierges does, and lessons have taken away
  • The desire to control everything the surrogate is doing when they are a part of this big life event
  • Surrogates have to go through a psych evaluation to be sure of their stability and intentions
  • Surrogacy Concierges also has an egg donor bank
  • Why so much focus on Asia (prior one child policy)
  • Why Surrogacy Concierges has an Asian egg donor bank

070 – Claudia Raiken – The Power of Visualization and Intuition in the Birth Journey

Claudia Raiken

Dreambirth imagery…

Claudia RaikenClaudia Raiken, Experienced Doula and Dreambirth Educator and Co-Founder of The Birth Studio, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser. This is one of several episodes on the topic of pregnancy.

In this episode:

  • Julie shares about when she was pregnant – looking for positive stories of pregnancy and birth, because a lot of stories can worry you
  • Raiken on someone who is a Doula who has seen many births—what journey someone they have been through—-women come crying to her, sweep it away, there’s so much out there that makes birth scary, unknown, we’re not in intimate contact with it anymore
  • Was a body worker, began to see a psychic, who told her she has something important to offer to pregnant women,
  • Just was in her head to become a doula, how she learned what a doula was,
  • As she trained, she learned she was naturally inclined
  • Getting whole brain to work together, allow other knowing to filter in
  • How daydreams help manifest, how imagery worksClaudia Raiken
  • Why thinking about giving birth a certain way helps have a better birth experience
  • Dreambirth condenses and helps form good images
  • Paying attention to thoughts and what we focus on, focusing consciousness
  • Images are one way to focus, are short, fun, poetic
  • Our mind likes it more
  • Getting into one’s “dream brain”
  • The more we sense it in our body through becoming imaginative the more effective the exercise, them more of our own beauty pop outs, connecting with our own star, feel starlight, and try to get the person into their senses
  • Dreams are bringing you to your higher happiness, based on whatever you see as meaningful
  • How Raiken had cancer years ago, and it gave her expertise in imagery because she had to use imagery for herself, completely cancer-free now
  • Everything is more alive than we’ve ever realized
  • The micro and the macro
  • Why we can’t cure without giving up guilt, guilt interferes, knowingness absorbs, imagery can clean that up
  • Don’t just get rid of something—replace it
  • The wisdom of unborn babies
  • People will connect with unborn babies at different levels, but almost all moms are moved, some people won’t allow a connection as much as others
  • When babies communicate

069 – Mica DeSantis – Third Eyes, Soul Babies, and Good Clowns

Mica DeSantis

Energy Therapy & Catalyzing Conception…

Mica DeSantisMica DeSantis, Energy Therapist & Conception Catalyst and founder of Life Sketching (The Feminine Path to Manifesting Miracles) who discovered as a young adult was that I could help women who were trying to conceive a baby just by touching them, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser. This is one of several episodes on the topic of pregnancy.

In this episode:

  • Spiritual journey started as a baby ,and the concept of soul baby
  • Daily dreams for a year about a good clown, and a bad clown
  • Then a painting of the good clown
  • When Mica was diagnosed with MS
  • A spiritual connection with her dog in his last momentsMica DeSantis
  • Touching people on the forehead where their third eye is and they become pregnant
  • The process or timeline
  • Opening channels to connect with spirits
  • Being able to pick up signs
  • Hold on to beliefs and letting the process happen, and notice and participate in the journey
  • Reminding yourself of your power, and staying focused internally
  • What happened after she touched people
  • When conception doesn’t happen
  • What could be the science behind what happens with touching the third eye, shifting energies
  • With taking a step toward connecting, women can get so much relief
  • The importance of journaling

068 – Lisa Wolfson – Medical Reiki

Lisa Wolfson

Medical Reiki in childbirth…

Lisa WolfsonLisa Wolfson, a breast cancer survivor who dedicates her time to spiritual and holistic growth, helping other survivors and all people to reach optimal health and well-being, including administering Reiki in Pre-Op, Operating Rooms, and Recovery Rooms for surgery, medical procedures, and childbirth. She joins Julie Chan to discuss her work, working with Raven Keyes, the nature of Medical Reiki, and the benefits and experience of Reiki in Julie’s own experience giving birth to her son. Lisa joins Julie in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

This is one of several episodes on the topic of pregnancy.

In this episode:

  • How Wolfson previously founded women’s well center
  • She was  introduced to Reiki there, rit esonated with her, introduced to Raven KeyesLisa Wolfson
  • Have to have the ability to guide yourself through the system
  • Training how Reiki Masters can exist in hard core operating room with patient
  • Benefts from the patient perspective, found much calmer than she thought it would be, security is there is someone there just for them
  • Wolfson is involved in research to prove efficacy of Reiki in operating rooms
  • The value of having others focus attention on healing, gives confidence and security as well
  • The experience of working with Julie during childbirth
  • Julie’s need for support from Lisa, a high risk pregnancy
  • A need to let go and just go with it, letting go of fears, lean into it
  • Julie’s transformation to higher confidence and strengthLisa Wolfson
  • Doing Reiki from a distance, and calling on a group of people
  • How Reiki can affect everyone around the patient
  • Julie feeling supported and loved
  • A scary moment that eliminated the weak part of Julie, leaving the strong, and a huge spiritual lesson
  • Sending energy in days after the birth
  • A turning point
  • Combining a holistic approach with Western medicine