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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025 – Shelby Mason of Bootights – Coffee Bean with a Soul

Entrepreneurship and spirituality…

Shelby Mason, founder of Bootights (soon to be Socktights), a premium tight attached to a moisture-wicking performance sock – (profile), joins Julie Chan for a discussion about starting and growing a business and the importance of spirituality in entrepreneurship, and for an intuitive reading. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios, powered by Sennheiser.

Company origins, the power of Oprah, and reclaiming spirituality

Mason discusses creating Bootights from need and a moment of public humiliation, and trying to find a solution to how it can be done better, with the result a performance sock on bottom of hosiery. Working for Disney and in television, the impact of Bootights being featured on Oprah, learning from mistakes and from trial and error, how her entrepreneurial journey has been helped from spiritual beliefs and how they arose. Growing up with organized religion as Lutheran, growing out of it, coming back to religion in a more of a spiritual way which made more sense, how caring and being passionate with work is more important than being good at the work, and how it ties into spirituality.

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021 – Lancelot Cameron, Financial Superhero – Heart on Fire

Holistic wealth advice with Lancelot Cameron…

Lancelot Cameron, “Financial Superhero” and Holistic Wealth Advisor with Kaspian Group, Inc. – (bio), joins Julie Chan for a discussion on taking hold of one’s financial future, empowering others and owning leadership. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

Stopping the bleeding, the flow of money, and shifting habits

Cameron describes his work of helping someone to move from where they are to where they want to be, why the work is rewarding, how most times they aren’t aware of what is needed or how to move forward because of lack of knowledge, and his focus on high earning professionals to help them build wealth while dealing with student loan debt. Goals to be living below your means, paying yourself first, stopping the “bleeding”, shifting habits.

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020 – Carmen Reynal of Creating Greatness – Pandemic of Joy

Improving performance and life with acknowledgment, appreciation and recognition…

Carmen Reynal, Founder of Creating Greatness LLC (a cutting edge business transformer, thought leader, coaches’ coach, joy generator, culture change consultant, trainer, thinker and developer of breakthrough performance via acknowledgment, appreciation and recognition of one’s own and other people’s greatness – (bio)), joins Julie Chan for a discussion on achieving and cultivating greatness through acknowledgement and appreciation, along with an intuitive reading. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

Creating our own world, needing acknowledgment, and love languages at work

Reynal shares how she was raised in 7 countries, her corporate background and social service background, and her commitment to causing pandemic of joy. The importance of being acknowledged, shifting focus on what works for people, how acknowledgment, appreciation and “loving people up” have a profound appreciation on performance. We create a world by what we say. The more we pay attention to what’s terrible about life, the more we invite terrible things. A culture takes time to build, Gary Chapman’s “Five Love Languages”, expressing and interpreting expressions of love, and “Five Languages of Love Appreciation in the Workplace”, and whether there is a universal language and related complaints.

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017 – Chia-Ti Chiu of One Love Wellness – Poetic Peacefulness

Yoga, wellness, and mindfulness…

Chia-Ti Chiu, founder of One Love Wellness (Customized Wellness Services in New York City – bio), joins Julie Chan for a mini-intuitive reading and discussion on yoga, wellness, and making the world a better place. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

The spoken word, Asia and India, and working with teens

Chiu shares her Taiwanese background, teaching classes in New York City, and her international retreats, how she was spoken word artist, living in Asia and backpacking and studying in India, her first experience in yoga, and following intuition and getting involved in yoga. Being inspired by India, and the larger plan, using yoga for wellness, trauma treatment and social justice, working with youth, how trauma affects the adolescent brain, and how yoga can be a tool to calm nervous system and foster confidence, peace and creativity, which empowers young people to make healthy choices for themselves.

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015 – Mini Intuitive Reading with Jillian Richardson of The Joy List – Joy and Jelly Beans

Spreading joy and being present in its discovery…

Jillian Richardson, freelance comedic writer and founder of The Joy List (bio), joins Julie Chan for a mini-intuitive reading and discussion on spreading joy and living a live of purpose. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

Funny copywriting, mindful entrepreneurs, and creating The Joy List

Richardson reviews her background as a freelance writer, working with companies who want to make their companies laugh, the life of a funny copywriter, and how and why she created The Joy List when she moved to NYC to find and participate in great communities. Mindful entrepreneurs meetups, ways to meet people and deeply connect, eye gazing and connections and messages, balancing the emotions of looking for the next paycheck, and the contrast of being around people vs. the solitude of being a freelancer.

Jelly beans, trying everything, and relishing each moment

Chan shares a mini intuitive reading, aligning with one is on a soul level, the metaphor of jelly beans different flavors with colors so similar, life like a jar of jellybeans, each with own flavor, eating a handful, combining into a new singular flavor, or eat one and savor, tripped up by the hunt for the one best jellybean, which doesn’t exist. Being in the state of discovery, reflecting on when Richardson might assume she’d react a certain way without knowing the actual result, and being open. A child telling others what to do and being bossy as a child, being perceived as very smart. How the reading reinforced that the way she’s leading her life is not wrong. Being brought up being a very good job candidate, now working for herself. Jelly beans as things on her life that she could be doing, not shunning anything, trying everything and seeing what resonates best. Relating this to a romantic life, if jelly beans were men, her experiences in summer camp for adults, when the brain and heart connect, and relishing each moment that does exist.

Being present in discovery, being the happiest, and stepping away from technology

The image of a small child methodically lining up jelly beans, how that influences the people around Richardson on the choices she makes, doing new things while living in the moment while doing them, instead of doing something and thinking about the next one. Being present in the discovery, and what is joy for Richardson, the idea of community and who she surrounds herself with, and what makes her the happiest she’s ever been — and how The Joy List relates to this. Stepping away from technology and bring present with whom you’re with, and the joy found without technology.

010 – Mini Intuitive Reading with Photographer Sarah Takako Skinner – Each Image Is Her

Revealing a truer self and finding hope through photography with Takako…

Sarah Takako Skinner, Photographer and Creator of The Hope Is Project (bio), joins Julie Chan for an extraordinary and inspiring mini intuitive reading, interpretation and coaching. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network studios. (Includes explicit language.)

Photographic process, a healing experience, and the moment between the moments

Skinner discusses how her photography process with her subjects involve textures, emotions, a complex process, are incredibly enjoyable, have creativity with interpersonal relationships which develop. How she is a humanist first, with the camera documenting. How the common thread is that someone comes in with their own sense of identity, and she allows them to expand and expose fears, bringing them out. How she makes sue she gives a lot of direction, flowing through movements and actions and intentions, acting out, tapping into their inner child, sub personalities, how it is felt to be a transformative experience like art therapy, with storytelling, as a healing experience, enlightening, joyful, fun, providing a feeling of pride in who subjects are, seeing a new version of themselves, thinking of themselves in a way they never thought of before. Skinner touches on her process taking usually at least two days, how she is bossy and firm, and how the idea is to get them out of their heads. The moment between the moments, learning to learn to shed taboos, allowing herself to honor extreme anger and fear and live and reenact them. Once OK’d, you become to understand how to accept what is inside you, and all elements.

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009 – Jim Posner of The Mindful Advantage – From Wall Street to Mindfulness

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation…

Jim Posner, Founder of The Mindful Advantage (which helps busy professionals decrease stress, increase focus and improve productivity with mindfulness meditation – bio) joins Julie Chan for a discussion of mindfulness, meditation and career changes, and a mini intuitive reading, at the MouthMedia Network Studio at Voyager HQ.

A journey to mindfulness, what others think, and cultivating an awareness of thought

Posner discusses how people learn from him as mindfulness instructor combining rationality and mindfulness, and renewing one’s thoughts. How he is the last person you’d expect to be a mindfulness instructor, his journey to mindfulness, how he was laid off from job on Wall Street, needed to be present, how going to a psychologist and a psychiatrist was only touching the surface and a “band aid” for him, panic attacks, a hospital visit and then he found Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation. His worries about what other people would think, and how after five years he found acceptance from more people than expected. Finding it so powerful he decided to teach it, the science behind mindfulness or awareness, cultivating a higher awareness of awareness of thoughts, feeling, emotions, surrounding, sensations etc.. Taking control over them instead of thoughts feelings and emotions controlling you. How more than 90% of thoughts on sub-conscious level, 80% of our thoughts are negative and recurring, and the vicious circle of cascading negative thoughts we all have.

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008 – Mini Intuitive Reading with Bill Carmody – Delivering Diamonds With Words

The power of focusing on the needs of others…

Bill Carmody, CEO of Trepoint (a digital marketing agency), international speaker, and columnist for @inc – (bio), joins Julie Chan for an emotional and revealing mini intuitive reading, interpretation and coaching. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network studio at Voyager HQ.

The Charles Dickens process, success without feeling successful, and a new chapter

Carmody touches on his significant experience in helping brands in doing content marketing and finding an authentic voice, etc. How his life was on the wrong track, and he started transforming his life with Tony Robbins. He knew it was time for big change, lost a lot of weight, ran his first marathon, now training for an Iron Man, and aiming to take it to the highest level possible and being the person he was born to be. Recalling how the moment of discovery was during the Charles Dickens process, knowing why you want to do things, visualizing his own death, breaking a lot of unhealthy habits, seeing his children crying over his grave, growing up Catholic and being very spiritual, until a priest violated him and he allowed himself to take his own faith away, evaporating faith. Being successful and doing well, but not feeling it inside. Carmody felt he would steal his life from his children, that he’d be a thief. The ability to go back to the moment of spiritual awakening like a flash, and how he now believes in an interconnected web of existence, and disassociating spirituality from the priest incident as a child. Trying to find how to integrate that with his business world, using the loss of a major client as an opportunity to begin a new chapter, focusing on things that really matter, and just “being here”.

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006 – Mini Intuitive Reading with Veronica Owens of TiM – Startup Dance

Balance, pace, and positivity in entrepreneurialism…

Veronica Owens, Co-Founder of TiM (a web based digital on-boarding system for the entertainment industry – bio) joins Julie Chan for an emotional and revealing mini intuitive reading, interpretation and coaching at the MouthMedia Network Studio at Voyager HQ.

Fixing a problem, loss, tragedy and challenges, and an Inner Empowerment Tool Kit

Owens discusses how work in film production made her and her business partner realize how inefficient the on-boarding systems were, no one would complain or solve the issues, so they risked everything to try to solve it. Freelancers work long days, no one feels responsible to fix problem because no overarching system, moving job to job, not really “your problem” to fix it. Their system allows the same crewmember to fill out what normally would be massive physical paperwork by submitting with a few clicks. She stresses that TiM wasn’t fully and solely their idea, but instead “everyone’s idea”. Creating something from scratch is challenging and rewarding, startups are soul incubators, scary and empowering that it can stop existing at any moment, anything is real if you believe in it, having to let go of external things you define yourself with, everything around you can crumble to bits, but finding strength in yourself no matter what‘s crumbling around you. A pivotal moment of loss, tragedy and challenges. Losing everything around her, she hadn’t nourished her own happiness. Everyone has the power to create and shape their future, remembering what you love outside of work, needing to be able to believe in yourself first. Anything can change in a moment, but one’s own strength can’t be taken. An Inner Empowerment Tool Kit, chanting, Buddhism, yoga, how she found that kit and how she lost it. Needing to get them back, easy to be hard on yourself, easy to be sad. Eating right helps with stress too, and support from others is important.

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