071 – Evie Jeang – Surrogacy and Purpose

Evie Jeang

Why a family lawyer froze her eggs, then founded a one stop for all things surrogacy, why it is empowering for women, the legal and moral implications, and living her purpose…

Evie JeangEvie Jeang, Founder of Surrogacy Concierges, LLC (California’s premier and exclusive one stop shop to your surrogacy and fertility needs), and managing Partner of Ideal Legal Group, LLC (specialized in family law, special education, labor, and worker’s compensation), 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:

  • Why Jeang flew to NYC for this interview
  • Surrogacy and why Jeang never thought she wanted a family
  • Why Jeang froze eggs when she was  30, and the Wall Street Journal did a story, in which Jeang says they thought she was crazy (so did other people)
  • People’s reaction
  • How should you define family?
  • How Evie feels she changed the definition of family
  • Don’t have to be a mom to get married or have your own family
  • Worst choice people make is when they are in fear
  • Why Evie froze her eggs twice
  • Not an issue of being connected to a child for EvieEvie Jeang
  • Genetic testing can find out a lot about likely attributes of a future child
  • How she chose her surrogate
  • Why some people don’t want contact with the surrogate
  • Jeang as a lawyer, understanding of legal side of surrogacy
  • Surrogacy is still a perception, judgment issue
  • Not every state has legalized surrogacy, not legal in NYC, viewed as human trafficking
  • A lot of people come to California for surrogacy, very liberal about it there
  • Range of prices for surrogacy
  • Wanting to feel an unconditional love for another human being, feel every feeling every person can feel
  • How surrogacy teaches one to be a better daughter
  • What Surrogacy Concierges does, and lessons have taken away
  • The desire to control everything the surrogate is doing when they are a part of this big life event
  • Surrogates have to go through a psych evaluation to be sure of their stability and intentions
  • Surrogacy Concierges also has an egg donor bank
  • Why so much focus on Asia (prior one child policy)
  • Why Surrogacy Concierges has an Asian egg donor bank

058 – Ben Turshen of The Spring Meditation – The Law of Breathing

Ben Turshen

Vedic mediation and breathing work from a former attorney turned meditation teacher…

Ben TurshenImagine hating your job–something many people experience. Meet a man who decided enough was enough, walking away from a prestigious corporate law firm to become a Vedic Meditation teacher, dedicating his life to shepherding others to live their best lives. Ben Turshen, meditation teacher, joins guest host Jessica Brodkin [Episode 11] in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Three things Turshen does, Vedic Meditation, work with individuals on breath work, and personal coachingBen Turshen
  • How he was a corporate lawyer, and it ate his soul, but he practiced law for four years, had a breakdown in the first two weeks of law school
  • How his whole life experience was filled with anxiety and depression, which was fairly well managed until law school, and a red flag for a legal career, but still got through law school and got big job in major law firm but didn’t feel successful
  • A law course was taught being on the spot answering teachers questions, and how he was not comfortable in those situations, had anxiety attacks constantly
  • Lifting weights in high school made him feel more confident, went into college thinking he’d be in sports training
  • How reviewing a contract introduced him to law
  • Partnering in Spring Meditation
  • Mantra-based on personalized soundsBen Turshen
  • De-excite the mind and nervous system, to a place of rest, and why timing around meals may be better as a preference
  • Meditation is learned in groups, practiced on your own, different than breath work
  • Breath work has different methodologies, how Turshen chose which breath work to teach
  • Most issues are learning to breathe the right way—not doing that causes massive disfunction
  • The importance of working with people who want to work with you
  • A common theme is educating people on lifestyle and making them happier whether athletics or meditation or breathing
  • Deserving to be happy, and deserving power, and not a mental thing