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

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