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

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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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.