Your inspired Action Challenge – 2

What happens if you’re afraid of taking your next inspired action?

This week, we talk about what to do when your fears, whether they’re of failure, judgment, or anything else, stop you from taking a step towards your goal.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • a meditation that will let you connect to your courage
  • a visualization exercise to help you imagine yourself taking the action
  • what happens to your body when you’re afraid
  • how Julie overcame her own fear to take the next step towards her purpose
  • how your intuition can give you ideas for your next step
  • how the world is nonlinear, and your inspired actions can be nonlinear too
  • this week’s challenge to identify your inspired action, acknowledge your fears, and imagine yourself taking your next step

It’s a boy!

Jonathan

JonathanIn this special announcement, host Julie Chan shares news of the arrival of her first child, a bay named Jonathan Wilson Chan Sanchez, born Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at 2:24am at 8 pounds 8 ounces, 22.5 inches after a 30 hour induced labor, one week after his due date. “The labor/delivery was the hardest thing I have ever done physically, emotionally and spiritually.” says Chan.

Jessica Brodkin Founder of Love and Light Reiki(bio), and who shared her journey  through the CIA, WMD’s, MIT science labs, stand-up comedy, and energy healing  in Episode 11) will be filling in as show host for a few weeks for Chan while she focuses on Jonathan.

 

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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014 – Celebrity Psychic Jesse Bravo – If Batman Were Psychic

Photo credit Marc Raco

Being a psychic medium the right way…

Photo credit Marc RacoJesse Bravo, known as the Premier Celebrity Psychic Medium in NYC who has been featured on MTV, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and ABC News – (bio), joins Julie Chan for a discussion on balancing two worlds, quieting the mind, trusting the voice in your head, psychic predictions, and the reputation of the psychic industry. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

Wall Street vs. the Universe, quieting the mind, and not using guided meditation

Photo credit Marc RacoBravo discusses the importance of having proper barriers, having to be mindful at all times, working on Wall Street and embracing logic by day, then being open to the universe at other times. For legality purposes, leaving each world in its own, with no blame, no credit, and just being a “tool”. The key is quieting the mind. Why Bravo does not use guided mediation so that the mind can be quiet, letting whatever is going to come in, come in. How we hold ourselves back in psychic abilities, and it is a passive process, and the need to just feel and know things. Everyone has intuitive ability.

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013 – Mini Intuitive Reading with Margot Putnam Delaney – The Meaning of Blueberries

Love and passion vs. logic and ability…

Margot Putnam Delaney (bio), a consultant for startups, joins Julie Chan for a mini intuitive reading, interpretation and coaching that ranges from archeology to spirituality, with a hint of blueberries. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network studios.

Archeology, loving data, and Camino Santiago Decompostela

Putnam Delaney discusses her background in financial tech, how she was originally committed to be a an archeologist, a passion for underwater archeology then antiquities art law, then a transition into financial tech, then immersed in the startup scene, a background in payments processing, a love of data, the study of people, and finding something personal inside data. The value of a diary, embracing spirituality, undertaking the Camino Santiago Decompostela, how sharing leads to confronting, an intimacy with people on that journey, and why she didn’t take contact information of some of her fellow travelers.

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012 – Amy Jung of Raw Haus – Both Found and Finder

Understanding your purpose and doing what you love…

Amy Jung, Design Strategist and Co-Founder of Raw Haus, (a creative driven community connecting emerging talent across the design, technology, and entrepreneurial space, providing a collaborative platform for sharing ideas, opportunities, and advice amongst members of the greater creative community in New York City – (bio)) joins Julie Chan for a follow up from a prior full intuitive reading and to discuss discovering and living one’s purpose, finding peace, and growing the intuition “muscle”. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

A college class about love, the need to connect, and helping others to grow

Jung reviews her purpose as to be found and be a finder. How a college class about doing what you love and a moment of painful discovery led to an understanding of how she likes connecting with people. Focusing on intuition, and maximizing impact by helping multiple people to grow.

 

 

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011 – Jessica Brodkin of Love and Light Reiki – From WMD’s to Love and Light

Reiki energy healing with Jessica Brodkin…

Jessica Brodkin, Founder of Love and Light Reiki (bio), joins Julie Chan for a journey through the CIA, WMD’s, MIT science labs, stand-up comedy, and energy healing. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network studios.

Discovering Reiki, science vs. spirituality, and the human energy field

Brodkin reviews her atheist roots, migraines and pseudo seizures at age 26, how a medical issue led her to discover Reiki, and seeing spirits. How science hasn’t caught up with spirituality, and how they are not fundamentally different. Everything is one. What Reiki is, what the mechanics are, how the human energy field doesn’t end where physical body ends, adjusting energy fields, releasing chakras, being intuitive, and releasing one’s mind.

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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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007 – Eduardo Placer of Fearless Communicators – The Lion and the Kitty

The ripple effect of finding a confident voice…

Eduardo Placer, ‎Social Impact Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Community Builder, and Founder/CEO of Fearless Communicators (a dynamic public speaking coaching business that empowers leaders and change-makers) – (bio), joins Julie Chan for a discussion of finding one’s voice, and a follow up to a prior full intuitive reading, at the MouthMedia Network Studio at Voyager HQ.

A voice and a story, when the body shows up, and the introverted extrovert

Placer reviews how he started as an actor, and how he realized we all have a voice and a story to share, and how owning a voice and story can allow us to make impact. How he found himself on stage, wondering if is this all he was called to do in life, with the answer growing louder. He discusses public speaking, how the body shows up to the event of speaking, working with a school in southern Kenya, an LGBTQ activist organization in southeastern Africa, working with women in business to help the with their voice, and endeavoring to arm fearless communicators across the planet to speak about things that can make a difference. Placer reveals how he is an introverted extrovert, the opportunity to discover the power of you through sharing through those with less self-confidence having an empathy different than someone who is a natural.

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