078 – Lauren Coles and Emily Griesing of Yoga Yacht – Bond, Thrive, Experience

Yoga Yacht

A boat-based wellness retreat company…

Yoga YachtLauren Coles (CEO, Daisy Yoga and Yoga Yacht) and Emily Griesing (COO of Yoga Yacht) (Yoga Yacht takes passengers on boat rides to exclusive beach locations worldwide for yoga and meditation experiences) join Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Being very sad, had life-threatening ectopic pregnancy, very sick
  • Needed a way to celebrate getting through that, being well again, inviting clients to celebration which became Yoga Yacht
  • Something to look forward to
  • Reducing tension from a sedentary work lifestyleYoga Yacht
  • Another option instead of owning yoga mats and having it be a must-do instead of a want-to-do
  • Importance of feeling strong in your own body
  • A connection to the water, a father’s work on the water with Pete Seeger and trying to fit in with a legacy
  • Education is a big part of things
  • How to meld the creatures on this world
  • Boat partnerships, brand partnerships, not just trying to sell lifestyle experience, but has meaning behind it
  • Connecting with a memory when partnering with groups, customizing experience for brand partners
  • Every partner had a cause mission behind it
  • Losing weight, loving yourself

Yoga Yacht takes passengers on boat rides to exclusive beach locations worldwide for yoga and meditation experiences. They are all about connection: to land and to sea, to yourself and to others. Our experiences are open to all, with the goal of bringing together a community of like-minded individuals to embrace the moment. they provide unforgettable wellness escapes while raising awareness on ocean conservation and reducing our negative impact on the environment as a maritime company and as individuals. They partner with socially-conscious brands and organizations that elevate guest experiences and align with their mission of wellness, connection, and giving back.

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

053 – Debra Flics – Classic Healer, Musical Healer

Debra Flics

Talk therapy, trauma therapy, EMDR, meditation, dream work, and healing music…

Psychotherapist and musician Debra Flics (Awake Presence) joins guest host Jessica Brodkin [Episode 11] in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

 

Music healing

Music in the podcast studio with psychotherapist Debra Flics, and guest host Jessica Brodkin on the next episode of All Possibilities podcast .

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In this episode:

  • Flics shares how her career started in own psychotherapy, how she had been doing acting and her acting teacher recommended therapy to get to know herself better (as the teacher did with all students), and the outcome was clear that Flics supposed by a therapist
  • Obtaining her Master of Social Work, and her postgraduate studies in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy
  • How she is not a not run of the mill psychotherapist
  • Vipassana Insight meditation (mindfulness meditation), how it is not trying to organize a different state but rather how things are, be with whatever arises
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Getting people in touch with deep patterns of behavior and ways of thinking, which are encoded as we’re developing, how they can be released, and spontaneous and allowing he presence of more authentic impulses to behave in more productive and kinder ways as a new way of being
  • Not just working with old patterns, but developing who clients really are in their truth and bringing that out into the world
  • EMDR, a trauma treatment, stimulation on one part of the body then the other, or sounds, when trauma is triggered it can take over our personality (on and off)
  • Dream work
  • When Flics was seeking to be working as a comedic actress
  • A Harmonium is played in studio, and Flics reveals how it is used a lot in Indian chanting music, and when she is leading call and response chanting, and sound healing
  • The divine feminine going through Flics
  • Sometimes the universe cooperates that if person moves through internal pattern and can move in a different way and the karmic energy doesn’t have the power it used to have, attacking issues through two angles
  • The importance of talking with the language of the person who is receiving therapy, not imposing one’s own on them
  • Sometimes seemingly meaningless things are not meaningless
  • Evolution can be painful but end up in a profound result
  • And profound final thoughts, including listening to our own confusion and meet our own heart with love

051 – Brooke Arnold – Healing Laughter

Brooke Arnold

Surviving a cult, the cycles of life and nature, transforming pain into art, and finding the light when you’ve hit rock bottom…

Brooke ArnoldHow’s this for a movie pitch — Imagine a woman who was a member of cult from childhood that denied her a normal education, she ran away and was homeless for seven years, then miraculously nearly completed a PhD and then—wait for it—became a standup comedian. Sounds like an Oscar winner, right? The thing is — this isn’t fiction. It is the true story of Brooke Arnold.

Brooke ArnoldArnold shares her truly extraordinary journey, and discusses cycles of life and nature, transforming pain into art, and finding the light when you’ve hit rock bottom. Plus, a shocking Reiki healing moment, and Arnold’s night in the psych ward where she heard a voice that guided her to do something that changed her life forever. Comedian Brooke Arnold joins guest host Jessica Brodkin in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennhieser. Arnold is scheduled to perform on the Equinox at Carolines on Broadway in New York City March 21, 2018, showcased as a headliner.

In this episode:

  • Arnold discusses a Buzzfeed video about growing up in a cult that she says took a lot from her, didn’t pay her, and didn’t give her credit
  • How Arnold was in a cult from a young age, her parents home schooled her, she had to stay home and use home school curriculum including The Wisdom Booklets
  • How Arnold got out of the cult
  • What led to change of vocation from Creative Director of a startup to dog walker,
  • The nature of comedy, like magic, an inexplicable force, and a kind of telekinesis
  • Being homeless, dealing with likely PTSD, and working to heal and get into a normal space
  • How our pain is not who we are, and how talking about one’s experiences can be healing
  • How Arnold spent ten years negating everything she had known
  • When she was in a psych ward and made deal with herself, giving herself one year to feel better
  • How Arnold heard a voice say to start meditating, and she began discovering new depths and filling herself up with kindness and goodness, and living life while letting go
  • Arnold’s belief and focus in the Goddess
  • The belief that the greatest ill done by our world is the focus on the masculine divine, and much bad has been done by this
  • The realities of the moon cycle, and the ebbs and flows of the cyclic aspects of nature
  • The most spiritual thing we can do is ask for help
  • How Arnold’s cult experience made its way into her art, including a one-woman show at the Fringe Festival that was sold out, opened a wound, allowed an energy release, and how Arnold then went into a “dark place”
  • A remarkable Reiki healing moment
  • And how psychedelics can play into shaking someone up and helping to inspire the right path?

048 – Margaux Avedisian – Queen of Bitcoin, Cinderella Story

Margaux Avedisian

Cryptocurrency and spirituality…

Margaux AvedisianIt’s hard to scroll through your phone without reading and hearing about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency these days. So, who’s behind that success, and what does this have to do All Possibilities?

Meet Margaux Avedisian, Partner and Co-Founder at CooLPool Fund & EVP at Transform Group. Guest host Jessica Brodkin [Episode 11] used to perform comedy with her at the Bitcoin center in SoHo, New York, every week for years. Plus, she is also one of the industry’s most experienced cryptocurrency marketers.

Margaux AvedisianAvedisian shares her story and why she believes in an ethical and spiritual way to conduct business that helps everyone, how her diligent spiritual self care (using the tools of Kundalini yoga, Kabbalah, gratitude, and Reiki) have transformed her life into a real “Cinderella story” — so much so-that she is known internationally at the Queen of Bitcoin. Recorded at MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:Margaux Avedisian

  • How Avedisian became known as the Queen of Bitcoin, and an expert in cryptocurrency and blockchain, being involved since 2012
  • Starting as an entrepreneur , launching the first American Bitcoin exchange, helping get American Education Day on The Hill about Bitcoin, and now an EVP at a leading PR firm representing most ICOs (token companies)
  • The nature of cryptocurrency, not having one company control money or info, empowering people, how all people who downloaded the software are mining info, keeping track of Bitcoin, instead of a central authority like a bank who may not have society as its primary interest, and how one cannot trace cash, but can trace cryptocurrency
  • When Avedisian had rough times, getting evicted, sleeping at a construction site, fighting courts, having no money from doing startups, then started doing yoga, and her life changed quickly in one year after pursuing a spiritual quest
  • The laws of the universe and how Avedisian uses them, how everything is energy, knowing vs. practicing, how everything happens for a reason and how you react to it determines a lot of things, and something may not really be bad if you gain perspective
  • Kundalini yoga and Avedisian’s awakening, the value of having someone keeping you accountable, Avedisian’s shift after meditation, then Kabbalah, the mystical parts of religion, and the many perspectives of the same thing, earning light, being here to create and earn goodness, and the mistake of not accepting what someone is giving
  • How does spiritualty feed success, and how does one define success since becoming more spiritual, how spirituality changes perspective and allows one to be able to get out of a mood, and how opportunities arise when one is more positive, how one views and loves oneself
  • People have same experiences over and over
  • No one can take what is meant for you, and knowing that fosters greater community
  • “No one can darken my light”, say what you think and go after what you want regardless of what people say, say when things are not right, and shine light on things that are

040 – GP Walsh of Master Heart Institute – Look Closer

GP Walsh

Understanding yourself and the way the human system actually works with GP Walsh…

GP WalshGP Walsh, Founder of Master HEART Institute, speaker, author, leader, spiritual teacher, meditation master, EFT expert and composer, joins Julie Chan at the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

A gloomy cloud, one fateful night on a bridge, and hearing a voice

GP WalshWalsh discusses his tough childhood with a missing father and mentally ill mother, being under a gloomy cloud, joining a rock band, became darker and more cynical, and how 45 years ago at 19 his closest friend ended their relationship. How Walsh was a horrible person, played rock and “got wasted”, and was going nowhere. One night with hashish that was filled with terror when he thought he was going to die and was happy about it, standing on a bridge looking down at polluted river, and hearing a voice saying “Look closer” and “all the light”.

The myth of getting rid of the negative, showing the brain the war is over, and the power of the ego

GP WalshThe disconnect between our life and wanting to contribute, the things that get in the way of it, trying to get rid of all that stuff and getting rid of the negative. Everything has a purpose, everything is generated from the nervous system, how the natural expression of who you are runs into something in the environment that says that’s not OK, and how most self help is that there is something wrong with you and you need to be fixed—instead Walsh does the opposite. There’s nothing wrong with you, show the brain that the war is over, a transformation is quickly made, the independent power of the ego that is manufactured by the mind. And who you are vs. a momentary reality.

The future, transformation, and an incoming mass shift

The future of holistic wellness, how the nervous system’s whole purpose is to stay safe and stay whole. The reality of transformation, how we’re waking up the reality of who we are. And what science should show for another mass shift, and how the influence of love and acceptance will be demonstrated to be physiological.

036 – Rick Little of The Spring Meditation Studio – The Fourth State

Vedic Meditation…

Rick Little, Organizational Consultant & Meditation Teacher, Co-Founder of The Spring, and former Vice President, Administration & Strategic Projects for Friends of the High Line, joins Julie Chan for a discussion Vedic Meditation, spirituality, and being complete. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

Discovering the practice, Vedic Meditation in the workplace, and spiritual vs. non-spiritual practice

Little discusses how he was first introduced to the practice of Vedic Meditation by former boss Robert Hammond, a caution against participating in mediation without proper instruction, and the experience of having a boss speaking with employees about meditation and modalities. Meditation as a spiritual practice and as not being one, how it aligns with what employers want employees to be, and meditation was one way, not presented to staff as a spiritual practice, and why spiritual aspects are not what meditation teachers usually lead with.

Origins, scanning for the most attractive things, and a fourth state

How Vedic Meditation comes from The Vedas in India (which also produced yoga), which is 5-10,000 years old. How to live one’s life in alignment with nature, mantras, how the mind is scanning for things it finds attractive and moving towards it, following it down as the mantra becomes fainter, leaving the mind in a place where it isn’t thinking conscious thoughts. Transcendental Meditation vs. Vedic Meditation, and meditation as a fourth state if consciousness, or wakeful hypometobolic state, and meditation on the subway.

Becoming complete, the right instruction, and The Spring

How meditation is not something that can only happen under a specific set of circumstances, learning to meditate with someone close to you, and why meditating gets us in touch with the part of us that makes us see that we are complete. Instruction in meditation should be seen as important just like any other new skill in life, and why it is best learned on an individual basis. And, how Little is collaborating with several other mediation instructors to open a new New York City studio called The Spring.

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.

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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