092 – A Valentine’s Day Message and Reading on Love

Inspired by Valentine’s Day this week, Julie shares a channeled reading from the Akashic Records on the subject of love, and some thoughts and ideas of her own.

090 – Ron Rapatalo – Best Self

Ron Rapatalo

Ron RapataloSelf awareness: this may be an undervalued resource — but for Ron Rapatalo self awareness may be an art form. His focus has led him to success and exceptional personal growth: tips for getting hired in senior leadership roles, about bias and racism in hiring, and why our action and habits matter, the power of  intuition when you’re Ron Rapatalonetworking, how Ron has been discovering his own identity as an empath, and the way a recent intuitive purpose reading has tangibly impacted his life…

Ron Rapatalo, an Executive Search expert in K-12 education, a mens personal stylist, a fitness trainer, and self proclaimed  silliest person on earth, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Working with non-profits and executive search, why Ron’s been drawn to this work, what people can learn
  • Other careers before landing on current one
  • How he wanted to give back to education due too immigrant parents
  • How he’s always good at telling a story, and at asking the right questions, and his neuroscience knowledge
  • A deep sense of understanding how this country has functioned historically
  • Not always about the skill set—often about who you know, and which can be within racial divides
  • Executive positions often require someone to advocate
  • The more were are aware of the better we can advocate for
  • Virtually anyone can learn to recruit well
  • Networking and listening, and signals with body language and positioning
  • Using intuition to read a room, entering conversations
  • About charismatic leaders and backing it all up with content
  • A purpose reading and coaching session
  • Bringing people together with purpose
  • Is high energy actually ideal energy?

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

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

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 disowned 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 entrepeneur 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

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

062 – Nusrat Durrani of MTV – Perspective and Polar Bears (Part 2)

Nusrat Durrani

NusratThe protection and strength of a mother, an awakening, perspective, love, and connection, and the need to be telling global stories – an intuitive reading for Nusrat Durrani reveals imagery of beauty in what seems barren…

In the second of a two-part interview, Nusrat Durrani, General Manager of MTV Networks, receives and reacts to an intuitive reading from host Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • An intuitive reading asking the highest guidance for Durrani at this time
  • Imagery of a cold, barren, arctic tundra, but there is love and beauty and comfort and closeness
  • A mother polar bear leads the way, protecting the cub
  • Surrounded by reassurance that people envy, confidence and connection despite great challenges
  • Not appreciating the tundra, too harsh or unforgiving
  • Reflecting on feeling the basking in the connection from another, reassured by their presence
  • A kaleidoscope-like inner landscape in Duranni’s mind
  • Photographing vast empty spaces, desolate and broken
  • The same vision of Duranni’s mother from her most powerful, but seeing her fallen with Alzheimers
  • An awakening is occurring for Duranni, giving a sense of gratification and comfort
  • One sees at the core it is about perspective, love, and connection
  • The illusion of being the center of the universe, while being the center of only one out of many universes on Earth
  • The crucial nature of thinking globally
  • The story telling machinery must tell stories of the world instead of all the stories about ourselves we’ve been telling for the last century
  • Being mindful of what we are doing and how we are doing it
  • An act of courage in sharing other people’s voices
  • The importance of paying attention to and learning more about the refugee crisis worldwide

 

046 – Ari Zoldan – Micro Plus Macro

Ari Zoldan

Attention to both the big things and small details, searching for a spiritual awakening, and connecting authentically with people…

Ari ZoldanWhat if you were in a room at a mindfulness conference with some of your most successful peers—and you were asked to stare into the eyes of the stranger next to you for sixty seconds. Could you do it without feeling uncomfortable? This exact Ari Zoldanexperience is what launched Ari Zoldan to what to find a more authentic connection with people — and, despite a modern Orthodox Jewish upbringing, want to actively seek a spiritual awakening. He is the Chairman and CEO of Quantum Networks, LLC, whose work has spanned every aspect of the media business from developing internet business strategies to launching digital products. Coming up you’ll hear this story and surprisingly about the Ari Zoldanbenefits of unplugging from technology. Plus an intuitive reading with images of oceans and mosaic tile, and the realization that looking at the bigger and smaller pictures at the same time can lead you to a very important place, appreciating the micro details.

Zoldan joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser, and references Chan in this article featured in Inc:

https://www.inc.com/ari-zoldan/why-you-need-to-stop-chasing-your-dreams-and-do-this-instead.html

In this episode:

  • Fusing good media with fluffy bad media, in an authentic way when leveraging a media platformAri Zoldan
  • Doing TV and radio, where the difficulty is not create additional fluff, creating a story without exaggerating, people appreciate when people are genuine
  • “Don’t let the truth come between you and a good story”
  • The power of saying “I don’t know”
  • The beginning of Zoldan’s spiritual journey, growing up modern Orthodox Jewish, challenging and questioning God’s existence, and wanting to connect
  • The value of disconnecting on the Sabbath
  • How not one person at a mindfulness conference could stare each other in the face, and what that meant about being uncomfortable, far from human interaction, a changing point for Zoldan, taking time away from the holiest thing in the world to him
  • Exercises for centering oneself, how exercise can be mentally calming, and crying when exercising A realization of Zoldan having no hobbies, and not having yet found something that he enjoys, going to movies by himself, and the difficulty of fully disconnecting from work
  • Seeking the excitement of a spiritual awakening, and the ideal spiritual experience, wanting to see what’s beyond this physical world
  • Why spoon-bending and daydreaming are important and related, and manifesting joy, gratitude and possibilities
  • An intuitive reading brings up visceral experiences, images of an ocean and waves, and many colors and as an art form, as a mosaic
  • Sensing and feeling movement and wholeness from far away
  • Seeing big and small details that is a strength and where Zoldan can get tripped up, seeing one particular detail or scale as more important takes him outside of the picture
  • Ignoring the blemish in the grand scheme,
  • How long I has been since seeing something that moved Zoldan