035 – Paranormal Investigator Vinny Carbone – Ghost Hunting

Paranormal investigations…

Vinny Carbone, Paranormal Investigator, Public Program Director, Actor, Director, and Comedian, discusses ghost hunting, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, and the paranormal with host Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios, powered by Sennheiser. (Carbone’s profile)

A first discovery, ghost hunting equipment, and resolution

Carbone shares his definition of ghosts as spirits of people who have passed on, himself as a mortal with an interest in the paranormal, and talks about what attracts people to paranormal activities, what motivated him, his first discoveries sitting in lobby of dorm at college, the craziest stuff that’s happened, what resolution looks like to him, how he’s been obsessed all of his life with the paranormal, moving from observer to participant, and how his team is always getting excited with door creaks, blips, and noises. He mentions leading investigations and workshops, talks about K2 meters to measure EMF levels, infrared cameras, antennas to measure static electricity, and a misconception about ghost hunting, and how ghost hunting usually involves waiting in a dark room for a long time waiting for something to happen.

Hearing a possible spirit, those 45 seconds, and jumping to conclusions

Chan hears an actual EVP, Carbone goes through the theory behind why ghosts respond to music, and what is actually the meaning of paranormal, and how he considers skeptics. 45 seconds of unusual static electricity activity at a mansion with music played, the danger of jumping to conclusions and making something what you want and need it to be, and the difference between activity with people present vs. what’s only recorded by equipment.

An open mind, residual vs. intelligent hauntings, and Aaron Burr

Attraction, gravitating, how the best tools are eyes and ears, keeping an open mind, whether you need to ghost hunt at night, the need for circumstances to be right, and the difference between residual hauntings and intelligent hauntings. And, how lectures are not mean to scare people, and how people react in his personal life. Plus Aaron Burr, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion.

034 – Heather Schultz – Honoring the Pineapple

Embracing duality, overcoming adoption and abandonment issues, and discovering identity…

Heather Schultz, freelance writer and adjunct professor of persuasion and public opinion at Fordham University, and public speaking at Baruch College, joins Julie Chan at the MouthMedia Network Studios powered by Sennheiser. (Schultz’s profile)

A memoir, racism, and building inner strength

Schultz reveals how she fell into a teaching job, why this was a field she is passionate about, how she is working on memoir “Memoir a Twinkie”, went to South Korea, and wrote first person piece for NBC news to explore her adoption. Meeting the OBGYN who delivered her, and growing up in Long Island and then visiting the “motherland”. How she knew she was different, decapitating white Barbies, and customizing her American Girl dolls because none of them looked like her. How Schultz experienced racism as a child and feared going to school, beginning her writing by sharing experiences and not being in it by herself, sharing her victim mentality and learning it is not personal, and being ready for, and priming herself for, building inner strength.

Abandonment issues, inner child work, and the value of getting help

Schultz shares her efforts trying to understand why she was given up for adoption, being careful with the language she uses, and trying to forgive her birth parents. Dealing with abandonment issues all of her life, her “inner child work”, facing challenges trying to connect with her birth parents, hiring a private detective, and how it is OK to have two sets of parents. The importance of recognizing the value of getting help with a life coach, therapist, meditation, faith, and more, and how a little goes a long way – and how what’s inside (abandonment, rejection, abuse, etc.) affects all areas of your life.

An intuitive reading, duality, and helping others

Acknowledging something is an issue and getting help with that. And Chan shares an intuitive reading about joy and lightness of pineapples, the how the bright yellow color, sweetness, and sudden tartness are in a dance. Recurring patterns, the duality of inside and outside, recognizing the whole, trying to hide the uniqueness to fit in, and appreciating the dualities that are existing as friends. The beauty of going through the journey, a love to educate and inspire, and helping others to make sense of their adoption narrative.

033 – Sam Liebowitz – Aware, Awake, Alive

Shifting energy, living consciously and with presence, and spoon bending…

Coach, consultant, healer, energy healer, entrepreneur in various industries, and podcast host Sam Liebowitz (The Conscious Consultant) discusses taking a different approach, from a more energetic perspective, patterns, and underlying energy. He joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

Spoon bending, the journey to becoming a conscious consultant, and being served by the Universe

Liebowitz talks about his online radio show (podcast), training for shamanic work, and helping people integrate experiences. Spoon bending, his scientific way of looking at life, being open and questioning, a background in tech, aerospace, real estate, and buying an acupuncture business, discovering the law of attraction as a spiritual practice, how all things are an excuse to feel good and raise your vibration, and how getting things doesn’t matter as much as the change in energy while pursuing them — not about the material stuff, but it is about shifting energy, living consciously and that the Universe is here to serve us, not fight against us.

Living a happy journey, shifting energy, and changing our mindset

Living more aware, awake and alive, and living a happy journey. A spoon bending workshop, evidence of a physical transformation before your eyes and physical experience of what it means to shift energy, and how our mindset needs shifting from Newtonian physics. The relational field with all people at the spoon bending workshop, and shifting energy in life, and presence.

Silence, presence, and those 2 Billion bits of information

How cultivating presence with yourself allows you to be more present with others, starting to feel things before a person says it, and how being open to information allows us to register more. Liebowoitz says that our brains take in 2 Billion bits of information/sec, but our conscious mind only registers 2,000 of them, so we’re not aware of so much information in relativity. Most judgment is self-judgment, people are a mirror for us, and in a perfect universe, there are no accidents. Learning from triggers, Liebowitz’s shamanic work, and how and why he is moving towards more group work ahead, facilitating,

032 – Steve Little – Waterfall of Success

Social missions and business success…

Steve Little, founder of Zero Limits Ventures and an entrepreneur specializing in accelerating valuation growth and creating highly successful exits who runs a boutique investment banking firm (profile), joins Julie Chan for a discussion of the meaning of real success, why businesses need to be bigger than their businesses, the pathway of love and contribution, and Hawaiian clearing technique. Plus, an intuitive reading hits home. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network studios in New York City, powered by Sennheiser.

A superpower, Ho’oponopono, and the Amazon

Little discusses his personal superpower, the ability to quickly understand the dynamics and potential of a business, as there are many intricate aspects of building a successful business which are often ignored. He recalls being so unhappy and crying on the way to work every day despite tremendous business success, while having no way to move in his own life, despite the superpower and despite a luxurious life. He talks how he decided to quit in order to survive and to be happy, with no new plan in place, and how this put him on a spiritual journey. He reviews self-actualization, self-realization, and how he studied so many things and connected with Dr. Hew Len, teacher of the Hawaiian technique Ho’oponopono, clearing technique based on entire experience is based on beliefs, which determine how you experience life. How mentioned how you have multiple ways of reacting, knowing everyone is expressing the highest level of love of available to them. How this keeps him balanced throughout the day, getting past things that are disruptive, and being on a pathway of love and contribution. How things become visible and revealed, via techniques to get more clarity. Little reveals how he studied with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon, learning a sense of openness and as part of his discovery of techniques around the world. He relates how he was led to creating The Perfect Biz Finder Program accessed by more than 200,000 people, and how your business has to be about something bigger than your business.

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031 – Paul Selig – Psychic, Scribe, Human

Psychic readings and channeling texts…

Paul Selig, psychic and award-winning author of channeled texts from Tarcher/Penguin (profile), Paul Selig offers channeled workshops internationally and serves on the faculty of The Omega Institute, joins Julie Chan for a conversation about his work as a psychic and author, the physical toll of the job, and his journey from spiritual awakening to the present. Selig holds a Master’s degree from Yale University and serves on the faculty of The Omega Institute, The Kripalu Center and the Esalen Institute. Also a noted playwright and educator, he served on the faculty of NYU for over 25 years. He directed the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College for many years, and he now serves on the college’s Board of Trustees. Recorded at MouthMedia Network studios, powered by Sennheiser.

Beginning clairaudience, being like a radio, and taking care of oneself

Selig describes how he started his journey in 1987 a year out of a Masters program at Yale, while working on an opera. How Gideons leave books in a drawer and he reached for a book, beginning a journey out of necessity, hearing a voice telling him to “get his act together”, and his beginning of a clairaudience. How Selig was an open conduit, and how he operated like a radio when he channels he flips the station a bit then has access to other info. When in 2009, after working with a group in his apartment, he began recording and transcribing what the guides delivered as books, with six so far, and how the books are transcripts of sessions and require virtually no editing. Taking care of oneself, and balance. The demands of travel and work, how he is missing the order, schedule, and community and finding the audience more transient. How his current pace and lifestyle is not sustainable, the guides are not tired when he’s tired, how he takes on the physical abilities and issues of those he channels, and how most have a lack of awareness of divinity in so many things, despite that all is holy. His hope is that if teaching continues it will result in a realization for all that can move the process forward.

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030 – Film and TV Actor and Producer Andrew Roth – Lightning Bolt

Acting, addiction, and spirituality…

Andrew Roth, Film and Television actor and producer (website) joins host Julie Chan to talk abuse, addiction, acting, empathy, spirituality, being accountable, method acting, and the challenge of his upcoming memoirs. Chan provides an impactful intuitive reading. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios powered by Sennheiser.

An empath, a verifiable self truth, and purity in meditation

Roth covers his career journey, how theater found him, how believing himself as an empath was a problem and led him to addiction, having present “moment to moment awareness”, discovering empathy in the first time he was hit from father, picking up more on strangers and people he senses are aggressive/dangerous, the role of martial arts for him, and protecting those he loves. The need to be careful in giving advice, and how we all need our own verifiable truth. Being four years sober, real and pure meditation, his sense of spirituality, holding oneself accountability for the words one uses, and being truly alone vs. being universally connected.

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029 – Helena Dea Bala – Craigslist Confessional

Listening to the stories of others…

Helena Dea Bala, professional listener, former lawyer, and Storyteller and Listener at Craigslist Confessional, joins Julie Chan for a discussion about the privilege, impact and price of listening to others so they can share their stories. Chan also shared an intuitive reading (profile). Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios in New York, powered by Sennheiser.

From Albania to Slavania, peace and strength, and a homeless man inspires

Bala shares her upbringing, moving from Albania to Slavania with a lot of moving around and instability, working as a lawyer and lobbyist in DC, and listening to people tell stories they never told anyone else, hoping to provide everyone the idea that whatever they are going through there are others who have as well. The peace and strength in sharing that story, not following a linear path, following a gut feeling instead. How the work is scary but fulfilling and a growth experience. How Bala wanted work that felt more like flow than work. And the way a homeless person named Joe reminded her of how people want to ignore difficult situations, and inspired her to listen to other people to help her figure out her path.

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028 – Booker – Leaning In and Taking Practice Into Action

Social justice, yoga and mindfulness…

Leslie Booker (profile) (a.k.a. Booker), who brings her heart, wisdom, and compassion to the intersection of social justice, yoga, and mindfulness, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

An inclination to help, working with vulnerable populations, and three poisons

Booker discusses mapping that went back to Ronald Reagan, seeing people experiencing homelessness, and how her heart is inclined toward needs for help. How sense of groundedness and peace in yoga and meditation fits into helping with issues. How meditation helps bring things up and to our truth and gives us tools to work with. Work with vulnerable populations, making note of when body comes to rest, creating boundaries to take care of ourselves, working with staff now, training others to do what she was doing, activism because of crazy world, and how we live in a culture founded on the three poisons — hatred, greed and delusion.

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027 – Sherry Zhang of Tai Chi Solution – Harmony in Slow Motion

Martial arts and your best self…

Sherry Zhang, Founder of Tai Chi Solution and a Wushu Master (profile), joins Julie Chan for a conversation about Tai Chi, wushu, Qi Gong and the impact of martial arts, along with a demonstration. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios, powered by Sennheiser.

Starting at six years old, counterbalance, and slow motion

Zhang discusses meeting Chan at Bamboo Moves in Queens, how she started martial arts at six years old in spite of a passion for dance, internal vs. external martial arts, how Tai Chi is slow and deliberate movements, slow breathing, health aspects, looking for counterbalance, and using opposite elements. She shares information on the focus of slow motion as a great benefit for health and how it helps relax.

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026 – Virginia Mason of Fleeting Connections – Getting Carded

Tarot cards and intuitive healing…

Virginia Mason, Reiki Master, psychic healer, and founder of Fleeting Connections (a wellness company offering private services, events, and content designed to connect you more deeply with these experiences in your own life, shake you from the stories that hold you back and open you to your most fulfilling, magical life – (profile)) joins Julie Chan for a conversation about intuitive healing, tarot cards, and the intersection with science. Plus Mason gives Chan a tarot card reading that reveals some big news. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios, powered by Sennheiser.

Discovering tarot, Buddhism, and anthropology

Mason laments the issue with the word psychic, describes her background in science and physical anthropology, how she was strict Atheist, and went from non-profit to real estate, realized her life outside of these things in alternative wellness modalities, and found she had so many dreams that came true. How she was struggling with diseases, and all of symptoms went away. What was a primary driver to her exploring, when she was introduced to “When Things Fall Apart”, and she finally identified with Buddhism and got into meditation, Shambala. Crossing into the healing, how more and more evidence built, and creating space for whatever wants to come in to come in. Interest in anthropological factors from culture to anatomy, what’s fueling all of it, how she spent a lot of time in philosophy classes in college. Looking at people, pulling from different perspectives to figure them out, and another lens. The tarot as a form of divination using cards, tied to a game in the 1400’s.

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