083 – Amy Allison-Scharf – Moving with a Friendly Wind

Amy Allison-Scharff

Just jumping in and trusting the universe…

Amy Allison-ScharffAmy Allison-Scharf joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Being in love with the band Duran Duran, obsessed with NYC, an a dream to move there from California
  • Theater school
  • A relationship breakup leads to a friendly invite her to come to NYC at 23 years old
  • Just living life as a waitress, and coming across a personal training program, and being interested in humanity
  • Getting into design, and spaces, how they can make you feel, your experience in a space
  • Rearranging furniture and the impact on the way a room makes you feelAmy Allison-Scharff
  • Learning from modeling to trust herself
  • Worked briefly for Bette Midler’s daughter when she was 21
  • When Bette bought Avon from her mom
  • No separation between people—we’re all just people
  • Just jumping in and trusting the universe
  • An intuitive reading about moving with a friendly wind
  • A feeling of freedom to explore life
  • Loving to take care of people
  • Getting involved in the community
  • Engaging with people in simple ways

080 – Pt. 2 – Dr. Anna Huff, Dr. Teresa Reyes Castillo, and Terri Galuszka – Blending Psychology and Spirituality – Part 2

When psychology meets spirituality in therapy…

Clinical psychologists and wives Dr. Anna Huff and Dr. Teresa Reyes Castillo, along with Terri Galuszka (clairvoyant medium and healer with Visions of Light) — who together operate a coaching practice,  join Julie Chan for the second part of an interview in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Top recommendations for people who are seeking to awaken or are close to that process
  • Questioning what you want and don’t want anymore, who do you want to be
  • Seeing what is genuinely you and not, questioning everything.
  • Seeking things outside of you for guidance, but they don’t give answers
  • Sitting alone in silence for long periods of time
  • Imternal landcsapes don’t make sense with words, but images help
  • Discovering one’s spirit
  • Amazing effects of how we get coded into a train of thought
  • Food-eliminating, thinking of it as totally different way
  • Vibrationally connecting foods to measure nutrition
  • Impact on bodies and mental well being and spiritual channels
  • A look into the future
  • A more conscious effort to come into community
  • Nuclear war and global political issues]
  • How we’re responsibleFor chocies we make
  • The anxiety on the planet, a need to come to a direct center
  • The need to understand what were doing
  • The future we’re aiming toward
  • The rise needs to be greater than the fall
  • The trend and threat to question things
  • Striving for balance
  • A reminder of an image of unity and light

075 – Lynne Guey – The Fearless Discovery of You

Lynne Guey

Reconnecting with yourself, making an unconventional career move, creating a podcast, the power of yoga, and unpacking blockchain…

Lynne GueyLynne Guey, Head of Communications for LOOMIA (bringing comfort, safety, and confidence to the human experience through the seamless integration of technology into everyday products) joins host Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Guey on trying to find herself
  • Traveling alone in the Middle East for three weeks to go to the farthest point she could, finding time by herself
  • The challenge of paralysis of analysis
  • The difficulty of sitting and focusing on herself with a busy scheduleLynne Guey
  • Being empowered by all possibilities that could be
  • Learning about yoga, blockchain, writing
  • Bouncing back and forth between the two ends of the spectrum
  • Starting a new job as Head of Communications at LOOMIA, a blockchain wearable tech company, and starting a podcast
  • A hodgepodge without a strategy, finding herself,
  • How she had to leave where she was to get where she is now
  • The significance of a series of moments
  • Reflecting on a prior intuitive reading with Chan, imagery of libraries, including a library of books like Heaven might have, or as a metaphor for the Internet or perhaps her podcast interviewing Asian Americans as storytelling and a window to peek through for others
  • Figuring out what success is for you as a person, requiring living a life of courage, and getting in touch with yourself, looking inwardLynne Guey
  • Unpacking blockchain
  • Creating a world that is much more like nature
  • Yoga has been life-transforming, how it allows herself to be more forgiving of herself
  • Create space for people to feel at home with themselves, pay attention to one’s body, being present
  • Why it is OK to fail

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

070 – Claudia Raiken – The Power of Visualization and Intuition in the Birth Journey

Claudia Raiken

Dreambirth imagery…

Claudia RaikenClaudia Raiken, Experienced Doula and Dreambirth Educator and Co-Founder of The Birth Studio, 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:

  • Julie shares about when she was pregnant – looking for positive stories of pregnancy and birth, because a lot of stories can worry you
  • Raiken on someone who is a Doula who has seen many births—what journey someone they have been through—-women come crying to her, sweep it away, there’s so much out there that makes birth scary, unknown, we’re not in intimate contact with it anymore
  • Was a body worker, began to see a psychic, who told her she has something important to offer to pregnant women,
  • Just was in her head to become a doula, how she learned what a doula was,
  • As she trained, she learned she was naturally inclined
  • Getting whole brain to work together, allow other knowing to filter in
  • How daydreams help manifest, how imagery worksClaudia Raiken
  • Why thinking about giving birth a certain way helps have a better birth experience
  • Dreambirth condenses and helps form good images
  • Paying attention to thoughts and what we focus on, focusing consciousness
  • Images are one way to focus, are short, fun, poetic
  • Our mind likes it more
  • Getting into one’s “dream brain”
  • The more we sense it in our body through becoming imaginative the more effective the exercise, them more of our own beauty pop outs, connecting with our own star, feel starlight, and try to get the person into their senses
  • Dreams are bringing you to your higher happiness, based on whatever you see as meaningful
  • How Raiken had cancer years ago, and it gave her expertise in imagery because she had to use imagery for herself, completely cancer-free now
  • Everything is more alive than we’ve ever realized
  • The micro and the macro
  • Why we can’t cure without giving up guilt, guilt interferes, knowingness absorbs, imagery can clean that up
  • Don’t just get rid of something—replace it
  • The wisdom of unborn babies
  • People will connect with unborn babies at different levels, but almost all moms are moved, some people won’t allow a connection as much as others
  • When babies communicate

062 – Nusrat Durrani of MTV – Perspective and Polar Bears (Part 2)

Nusrat Durrani

NusratThe protection and strength of a mother, an awakening, perspective, love, and connection, and the need to be telling global stories – an intuitive reading for Nusrat Durrani reveals imagery of beauty in what seems barren…

In the second of a two-part interview, Nusrat Durrani, General Manager of MTV Networks, receives and reacts to an intuitive reading from host Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • An intuitive reading asking the highest guidance for Durrani at this time
  • Imagery of a cold, barren, arctic tundra, but there is love and beauty and comfort and closeness
  • A mother polar bear leads the way, protecting the cub
  • Surrounded by reassurance that people envy, confidence and connection despite great challenges
  • Not appreciating the tundra, too harsh or unforgiving
  • Reflecting on feeling the basking in the connection from another, reassured by their presence
  • A kaleidoscope-like inner landscape in Duranni’s mind
  • Photographing vast empty spaces, desolate and broken
  • The same vision of Duranni’s mother from her most powerful, but seeing her fallen with Alzheimers
  • An awakening is occurring for Duranni, giving a sense of gratification and comfort
  • One sees at the core it is about perspective, love, and connection
  • The illusion of being the center of the universe, while being the center of only one out of many universes on Earth
  • The crucial nature of thinking globally
  • The story telling machinery must tell stories of the world instead of all the stories about ourselves we’ve been telling for the last century
  • Being mindful of what we are doing and how we are doing it
  • An act of courage in sharing other people’s voices
  • The importance of paying attention to and learning more about the refugee crisis worldwide

 

057 – Myq Kaplan – The Universe and Laughter

Myq Kaplan

An atheist transforms into a standup comedian after a chance encounter at a music festival leads to a fifteen-year spiritual journey…

Myq KaplanMyq Kaplan, 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and a standup comedian who has appeared on the Late Night with David Letterman, the The Tonight Show, and Louie, and his CD “Vegan Mind Meld” was one of iTunes top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010, joins guest host Jessica Brodkin (Episode 11) in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Myq Kaplan on growing up without spiritual practices, despite his parents being JewishMyq Kaplan
  • Both parents were music teachers, and he was made to participate in music which was almost like a religious education
  • How music led him to comedy, and then to spirituality with a chance encounter
  • Meditation, and feeling it is between science and magic
  • Drinking Ayahuasca, and the DMT in it
  • Being everything and nothing, and being the center of the universe and being but dust, and how elements are little when alone and have color when in mass
  • Our world has lost touch with mysticism, imagine a planet without laughter
  • Coming to an understanding of enlightenment with mushrooms
  • Mushrooms vs. Ayahuasca
  • The book “Ishmael” about a psychic gorilla who teaches someone about history of society and agricultureMyq Kaplan
  • How we are a part of everything else
  • On a spiritual journey, how does this inform rest of life, including as a comedian
  • How his spiritual journey has changed him, and what he talks about on stage
  • Course in Miracles
  • How religions are about doing good deeds for others and the Universe
  • Love is the only thing that is real that makes sense, that doing that is better for the world and oneself

056 – Holly Burling – Moving Toward Healing

Holly Burling

Classical Acupuncture and Healing…

Holly BurlingImagine sitting in Mario Batali’s restaurant and feeling spiritually guided to talk with him, only to be offered a shot in his kitchen. In an interview covering everything from repressed memories to a Buddhist pilgrimage, Holly Burling, Spiritual Intuitive, Acupuncturist and Healer, joins guest host Jessica Brodkin [Episode 11] in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:Holly Burling

  • Burling describes how her spiritual awakening began in her teens, how she knew something was wrong, how she developed eating disorders, thought something inherently bad about her, she began drinking heavily, then after her freshman year of college she met Andre and fell in love, felt deeply connected while afraid of intimacy. At that time she also recalled being sexually abused by a distant family member.
  • People started coming to Burling for help at 19 years old with their issues and asking for guidance, while she’s in her own trauma
  • Discovering she had a powerful force working through her.
  • Knowing a divine force was always around her and supporting her, and a first waking vision happening at 22
  • How she lost her romantic partner in devastating way and it broke her
  • Hearing a voice of the Divine, embedding a message that no matter how wounded you are you can always heal and transcend thatHolly Burling
  • Realizing her spirit is strong, and it took her out of the dark place
  • Becoming a chef, moving from a BBQ place into fine dining, moving to Italy to learn to cook, and being inspired to meet Mario Batali and a remarkable moment when he approached her with a job
  • Working with Batali at the time his kitchen was at the top of its game, which Burling describes as the most misogynistic kitchen she’d ever worked in
  • The way she works with people, intuitive, acupuncture, empowering people in their self-trust, and tapping into their own intuition
  • The pulse, the liver, and becoming a Buddhist
  • Freeing up energy that was used for bad things and then becomes used for life force
  • Being in the Himalayas, and feeling like she had returned home
  • Everything can be healed, and anyone can have an amazing and fulfilling life even if they have experienced a lot of pain and trauma, moving toward healing

050 – Dainichi Lazuli – Mind Blown by a Perfect Spiritual Symphony

Dainichi Lazuli

Universal themes and intersections of world religions and spirituality…

Dainichi Lazuli Interfaith minister, tarot reader, Vedic astrologer, Kabalist and Reiki healer Dainichi Lazuli goes into full out expert mode. What is the true origin of the Abrahamic faith that Western civilization is built on, and is there proof that the divine feminine exists in the original Judeo-Christian tradition? And, what are the universal themes within world religions, creating a perfect spiritual symphony?

Dainichi Lazuli , an Angel Card Reader, Intuitive Healer, Guide & Spiritual Coach. Holistic & Complementary Therapy practitioner at Aum Shanti Bookshop of Eastern & Western Spirituality and Crystal Gallery, and Assistant Manager, Modern Magus And Reiki Shinpuden at Namaste Bookshop, joins guest host Jessica Brodkin (Episode 11] in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Lazuli shares how he became involved with and learned so much about religion and spirituality, as a middle child of seven and always not feeling like he belonged, always having anger, causing him to leave the house as a young age to seek something greater, then meeting a Cambodian family who taught him a lot, and staying with them for six years
  • The mystic aspects of Judeo-Christian teachings
  • The current theta that connects people together, and why Lazuli believes he is an Indigo Child
  • What led Lazuli to Buddhism and Hinduism, and why Hinduism was a derogatory term, and Vedantic practitioners, Vishnu and Shiva gods
  • Finding proof of the Mother of God
  • How the Divine Feminine has a place and explanation in Abrahamic traditions
  • The relationships between Adam and the atom, and what the Heart of God may have to do with Oppenheimer
  • How we all choose everything around us, there are no coincidences
  • Divining with crystals a.k.a. lithomancy
  • How Tarot cards are connected to the Torah
  • Why our spinal column emulates serpent-like qualities
  • The number seven and its importance, God and math
  • An attack of the Divine Feminine on Friday the 13th, and how two people in unison create God the whole
  • How the Tree of Life is planetary and astrological
  • Being in stillness is when we receive guidance and enlightenment
  • How Lazuli became an authority on the subject of religion and spirituality, the influence of Professor Brignola
  • How Lazuli immersed himself in Interfaith, merging various religious concepts together, and became an Interfaith Minister
  • When Lazuli prayed to God to put him in a place where he can make a difference, and a week later was in Namaste bookshop
  • Lazuli learned from many teachers including a Vedic astrology mentor, studied Kabala, and The Course in Miracles
  • Why we need to stop searching for God and other things, as in stillness there is God, and how helping others is the highest state of joy
  • Developing healing modalities to heal body, mind and soul

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