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

067 – Brooke Emery – Purpose and Parenting

Brooke Emery

Intuition, marketing, coaching, and parenting…

Brooke EmeryBrooke Emery, Possibility Synergist and Guide, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

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

In this episode:

  • Emery‘s works as connector and a guide
  • How her spiritual journey started in childhood
  • Being the daughter of advertising agency mom, working in film and publicity, having love of being fixture in self help for more than 20 years
  • Identifying inner voice vs. random thoughts, what it feels like, light vs. heavy, joy and peace when right direction on the left wide, like an electric pulse
  • Being a Manifestor-Generator, experiencing things as an “uh-huh” (positive) or ” unh-uh” (negative)
  • Learning to surrender
  • Manifesting a baby, conscious parenting
  • Wanting a baby while being OK if it doesn’t happen
  • Changing the focus
  • Having a whole team ready to help her be ready for the next chapterBrooke Emery
  • The moment she became pregnant when she was about to go in for IVF
  • Getting away from attachment and pursuing joy, synchronicities amplify
  • Being surprised by second child
  • How IUD hormones impacted postpartum depression
  • A book that popped out that resulted in a visit to meet someone that result in signficant lessons, the need to remember the truth of who you are, entertain everything, believe nothing
  • Continuing to go deeper
  • The purpose of having children, loving kids, hating parenting, being a guide on the path of a child’s growth, allowing them to bloom
  • Reflecting and not regretting
  • Her daughter’s YouTube show, and how it helped with self expression and identity, a lot of wisdom in a little girl’s body
  • Juggling between motherhood and work while modeling to kids
  • Parenting by design and with vision
  • Taking time to end the day with sharing positive things with your partner
  • Being willing to receive judgment while not judging yourself or others
  • Teaching kids to navigate the world themselves, and not always solving problems for them, teaching them to become independent

066 – Esther Goodhart – Standing: Up and In Technicolor

Esther Goodhart

Esther GoodhartKorean-Jewish comedienne Esther Goodhart discusses overcoming disability and challenging parents, changing religions in rebellion, living like tomorrow is the last day, not accepting the negative, why she’s not afraid to die, taking on comedy, seeing the world in Technicolor, responding to adversity with love, why Mr. Rogers was a genius, and an intuitive reading inspired discussion about her remarkable outlook on a very recent and sobering health diagnosis.

She joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Rebelling against holy-roller Christian parents and converting to Judaism
  • Being born with a disability, how she needed a push
  • How Esther was in wheelchair all her life with disability, and her family felt humiliated that she was in a wheelchair, wondering why she couldn’t shake it off
  • Her whole life is to not burden others with her burden
  • Proud, embarrassed
  • Need to release and receive the love people want to give
  • How Esther’s kids inspired her to get out of her wheelchair
  • She needed to be available for kids, go where they needed to goEsther Goodhart
  • Wheelchair gets her places, electric scooter is btter
  • Suffering from familial dystonia, and how Esther can fall standing up
  • Parents didn’t think it was a miracle, but doctors couldn’t believe her fortitude
  • Walking is choreography to Esther, has to memorize the ground
  • Esther reveals how her parents were terrible to her, she channeled energy to do things great.
  • Esther believes she will die better than God put her on the planet, so she focuses on how can she work to leave the world better because she was here
  • Teaching kids, and when people are mean she kills them with love
  • Everyone’s story is biblical
  • Living life like tomorrow is the last day
  • Thinking outside the box, not accepting the negative, and how the Bible embodies that
  • An intuitivereaidng — it is about a book with beautiful images reflect the soul
  • Not photo realistic, abstract and which emote feeling, a shift in perspective and transformation
  • Like looking at a cure and absorbing it that was instead of ingesting
  • The superficial and small things to take over how Esther views the world
  • Everything can be a potential cure or trigger
  • Focus on the cure, shift by seeing
  • Image: each page large filled with abstract, vibrant images holding the power to transform, when Esther puts the page closer she feels transformed to another world connected but separate, transformation, mystery and discovery
  • Reflecting on life and focus
  • Love and lack of love is the cause of everything, why Mr. Rogers was a genius
  • The importance of seeing that nothing is superficial and mundane
  • Why Esther says she is not afraid to die
  • Why worst enemies are now her closest friends
  • A serious medical diagnosis and a remarkable attitude and perspective, cheerleaders and why any outcome is great
  • Seeing everything in technicolor

065 – Dena Merriam – Time Traveler

Dena

The workings of karma and relevance of past lives…

DenaDena Merriam, Author of “My Journey Through Time: A Spiritual Memoir of Life, Death, and Rebirth”, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • How Merriam got started on her current track, experiencing past life memories, and the book she wrote which describes it all in detail
  • The first moment she realized something was going on beyond the experience of people around her
  • How she began serious meditation practice and started having dreams, opening the door for her
  • For several years continually dreaming of a house, always same house, which left her with longing and sadness
  • How a man entered life talking in Russian and about Russia, and she saw a child at he start of 1900s in Russia
  • Watching scenes in meditation, a lot of emotion
  • Becoming a kind of detective, trying to understand how she fit into the identities of the people in the dreams
  • Living in multiple times and how you balance thatDena
  • Connecting people in her current life with their previous lives, and trying to keep it all together
  • Once she could verify parts of previous lives, she just started accepting
  • How nothing is accidental, everything had an earlier beginning
  • Being ready for the responsibility of sharing publicly
  • Trepidations
  • How Karma is becoming accepted in the mainstream
  • People are looking at death in a new way
  • The things that move with you through various lives
  • Learning about her own child, watching him following seeds from prior lives as they carry rom past and those things fell away over time
  • Why she thinks more about the formation of the future than the past
  • Working off karma from the past
  • General business evolution along with spirituality in general, and how it is due to mindfulness movement
  • Why the energy in the younger generation offers hope
  • Racism not finished today from before
  • Why she doesn’t recommend past life regressions
  • How someone can look at their life and the need to reflect especially on aspirations
  • How her mind is in the past and future
  • How we create the world and choose the moment to fulfill it
  • How past lives can guide creative activity
  • Why it is important to start people along the path earlier
  • Love guides us forward and stays with us

064 – Miranda Maher of Tiger Heart Tao – Coming Home to your Body

Miranda Maher

Tao Arts & Qi Healing…

Miranda Maher Miranda Maher, Founder of Tiger Heart Tao, joins corresponding host Jessica Brodkin (Love and Light Reiki) in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Maher’s first exposure to spirit when she wandered into a lecture a friend dragged her to see David Allen
  • Learning to think and feel and experience reality
  • Maher’s decades in Buddhism without discipline
  • How she had to learn how had to grow beyond emotional reactions to things, which was prior out of reach for her
  • Maher’s body is getting older, martial arts in family so pursuing that seemed obvious
  • Taoism emotions are energy, work with them, accept them, make use of them
  • Raising and purifying energy (Qi), it can manifest as kindness
  • Tai Chi only 300 years old, type of Qigong, skill with life force energy and with breath
  • Energy pathways through the body, meridians and vessels
  • Microcosmic orbit, energy centers connected to chakras
  • Buddhism and Eastern religions and spirituality are on the rise
  • Why Taoism stands out
  • “The I Ching”, looking into the future hexagram
  • Many people come to Qigong from yoga and martial arts
  • Spend time with yin and cultivate it
  • Not valuing yin
  • Healing is not instantaneous
  • Ovarian and vaginal kung fu
  • A woman’s sexual energy, collection of practices, addresses hormonal imbalance, aging, emotions, sexual pleasure, confidence, boundaries, centeredness
  • Helps in creativity
  • Seminal Kung Fu
  • The Ovarian Palace
  • The problem of opening your third eye without proper grounding
  • Having a maternal relationship with students, and the NY need for the sense of “new” has impacted the ay classes and teaching are undertaken
  • Being a retired Ninja
  • Ninjutsu
  • How spirituality has informed Maher’s art