049 – Michelle Keinan of Radically Selfish and City Wellness Collective – Happiness is a Personal Responsibility

Michelle Keinen

Living according to one’s desires, no matter the circumstances or what society tells us is possible…

Michelle KeinenHow do you want to experience your life? That’s not only a fantastic question for anyone, it’s the exact question that is a foundation for healing done by Michelle Keinan, somatic healer and the co-founder of City Wellness Collective, a community and center for healers in New York City, and the founder of Radically Selfish.

Michelle KeinenKeinan shares why we are personally responsible for the possibilities in our own lives, responsible for how we feel, how we show up for the lives we create, how you can ask yourself “how do I want to feel”, you’ll learn how to channel anger into creation, and Keinan reveals what people who teach manifesting your ideal life, get wrong.

Plus, you’ll discover what Keinan has in common with the great ark builder, Noah. Keinan joins guest host Jessica Brodkin [Episode 11] in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Michelle KeinenKeinan discusses personal transformation, becoming a magnet for everything you want in your life, and creating Radically Selfish
  • How as a somatic healer Keinan become a community healer, and the role feeling deep love and connection to people has played
  • How most people are used to using their minds/verbal to navigate problems, finding solutions and hearing of spirit energy and shamans and sources of energy and tools
  • Somatic healing is trusting in intelligence of body, and one does not have to be a believer or use the mind for it to work
  • An example of how animals vibrate when in fear or when cold, and humans don’t allow our bodies to do what we are naturally able to do, automatically unconsciously limiting responsibilities due to lessons or trauma from the past
  • Being a futurist
  • How Keinan watching her immigrant parents come to the USA and build lives from nothing inspired her to be a creator, and how it is our personal responsibility to find what puts us in our “zone of genius”
  • Power being fueled by rebellion and anger, like many creators, being alchemists, and transforming pain into magic
  • Anger as a strong fuel, and an act of moving forward and processing something that needs to change, harnessing that energy that intelligence is saying we need to do, aligning with inner knowledge to go after what we want and being more free, which means the possibilities are endlessMichelle Keinen
  • Rebellion, pleasure, creation as three pillars of Keinan
  • The goal of pleasure and joy in life, how Keinan’s guiding energy growing up was survival because of immigrant parents from Communist Russia
  • Growing things from pleasure with hints of Buddhism, and a way to control the ego while seeing life through a spiritual lens
  • We think that things are happening to us, but we can tap into desire, and take actions that will bring in healing and changes
  • So many different pieces that can put us back together
  • Why manifestations might not work in managing one’s future, releasing attachment to outcome, and the paradox of deeply desiring something while not being attached to outcome
  • Taking magic out there and applying it to realities of the real world
  • “Being the dance” in order to play the game
  • Social media portraying perfect happy moments while our lives are not glamorous as that, how pain drives us, looking at past pain and being driven by it while realizing that part of one’s life is over
  • Honoring painful moments and criticism because they led to where things are today
  • How the theme from Keinan’s childhood and core wound is not being OK as she is, how being forced into a box has made that force bigger, telling everyone she is OK as she is
  • A paradigm of “Zero Sum”, a finite amount of good, and how that might come from immigrants from a poor culture as the source
  • The central message of radical selfishness (also her podcast), and how it is about honoring oneself to be everything they are capable of being

018 – Dr. Anna Yusim – Psychiatry, Meet Spirituality

Spirituality in Psychiatry with Dr. Anna Yusim…

Dr. Anna Yusim, a psychiatrist with private practice in New York City and author of  the book “Fulfilled, How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happy and More Meaningful Life” – (bio), joins Julie Chan for a look at the intersection of business, science, mental health, and spirituality. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

Lifting darkness, discovering the world, and when medication is right and when something else is better

Yusim shares how in her past she hit a bump in the road, and a lot of darkness, and despite knowing healing tools she couldn’t pull herself out of it. Then her spiritual journey started. And she explored and learned new tools. She studied in India and Thailand and South Africa, and more, understanding how the world works, and gaining a new perspective on life. And her own darkness started to lift. Spirituality and shamanism, and beliefs and methods unusual for a psychiatrist. About the direction medicine and psychiatry are going. When someone is acutely mentally ill, they may need medication, but that s a minority. Most people come in with a more spiritual approach or psychiatric approach, more patients are finding medications have side effects and they want to have alternatives.

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