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State of Being

State of Being

By Michelle Saya

Spirit-Led. Sacred Strategy. Business Maven. For Mystics in Leadership. Michelle is a new paradigm sacred business coach and intuitive astrologer who is here to guide bold mystics, coaches, creators & visionaries to unapologetically lead through their life’s work by unlocking the energetic codes to their natal birth chart. We ditch the one-size-fits all cookie cutter sales/marketing tactics and decode what makes you stand out as a David amongst Goliaths in how you're sharing your work online. This has enabled me to create multiple six figure businesses by marrying the cosmos with strategy.
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State of Being Sep 17, 2021

Astrological Insights for Soulpreneurs: Finding Your Path in Q1 2024

Astrological Insights for Soulpreneurs: Finding Your Path in Q1 2024

In this solo episode, I dive into the astrological landscape of Q1 2024, exploring themes crucial for soulpreneurs. I unpack the unique challenges and opportunities that the stars align for us in the upcoming quarter, especially focusing on how these celestial movements can support soul-led creatives, online business owners, healers, and practitioners.

Key Highlights in the episode:

  • Astrological Overview for Q1 2024: Understanding the major transits and their influence on business and personal growth longer term and also from January to April
  • How I personally build a sustainable biz model: I share my personal strategies for aligning my business strategies with my natal chart as a neurodivergent mani gen.
  • Key Placements In Your Chart of Biz Strategy: How to use your birth chart to determine business models most aligned with your unique signature.

2024 Cosmic Transit Business Guide for Soulpreneurs If you're looking to integrate weekly astrological insights into your business strategy for a dynamic 2024, check out the 2024 Cosmic Transit Business Guide for Soulpreneurs. This 43-page guide, crafted meticulously by yours truly, offers valuable insights and astrological guidance tailored for soulpreneurs. Align your business ventures with the cosmic rhythm at an early bird price of $30. It's more than a monthly tool; it's an investment in harmonizing your marketing strategies with the celestial flow.

Embody U Program This comprehensive 12-module course is designed for building your soul-aligned business, honoring the energetics of your birth chart and cosmic events. It's self-paced, perfect for any stage in your journey.

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Deciding on the Embody U Live Experience? Listen to this episode.

Deciding on the Embody U Live Experience? Listen to this episode.

Embody U™ will help you cut through the noise around all your ideas and create a prosperous business blueprint that actually moves the needle. 

With the hands-on support included via group calls and 1:1 sessions inside the Embody U Live Experience, I help you powerfully create awareness to identify your energy leaks and release them for clarity and breakthroughs to occur.

🌟 And if you're on the fence of whether to join the Live Experience or take the self-study course to work at your own pace, know that breakthroughs can occur in both experiences. If you're interested in fueling your sacred business with the power of the stars, learn more below. ❤️

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Aug 17, 202326:53
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Interested in Embody U? Learn more about the Biz Astrology for Soulpreneurs program!

Interested in Embody U? Learn more about the Biz Astrology for Soulpreneurs program!

Embody U 3.0 Self Study Program is open for enrollment! In this episode I am answering the biggest questions around Embody U 3.0 since doors opened yesterday!

Embody U Self Study is open for enrollment with special pricing + exclusive bonus modules when you enroll by Wed, Nov 22nd at 11:59 PM PST.

In this episode I answer these questions:

  • [01:14] What makes this biz program different from all the other programs out there?
  • [5:38] What astrological placements to I deep dive into this program to support you in your sacred biz?
  • [11:10] What level of understanding do I need in astrology to thrive inside Embody U 3.0?
  • [12:51] The option to add on a 1:1 Birth Chart Biz Strategy session after enrolling
  • [15:40] Why Embody U Self Study is lifetime access & why I will continually update the program in the near future.
  • [16:52] Do I receive instant access to all the modules + bonuses when I enroll?
  • [18:50] Details about this launch and why this program is worth the investment.
  • [20:30] Details on the Bonus Modules and why they're so powerful in your journey as a soulpreneur

If you have any questions, email me at or DM me on IG at ⁠@michelle_saya⁠.

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Breaking Out Toxic Cycle of Burnout Work Culture with my Lilith in the 10th House

Breaking Out Toxic Cycle of Burnout Work Culture with my Lilith in the 10th House

I shared a transmission with my community over on Instagram on some of my reflections this Super Full Moon in Capricorn and decided to share it here on my podcast show because the message is important. 

Depending on which house your Lilith is in, this house can talk about the area of our life in which we might experience abuse, disempowerment - having our external validation of power taken away from us for us to find it without ourselves.

This Full Moon in Capricorn speaks to me deeply as I look towards my 10th house in Lilith, healing from the toxic patterns/chaotic cycles of my career back when I was working in different corporate environments.

I'm no stranger to falling into the cycles of workplace burnout and being dangled a carrot of recognition for how self-sacrificing we are.

As I look back on this period in my life many years ago - I see that on a huge collective level, extreme capitalistic systems are creating a breaking point for many individuals disillusioned by the promise falsely given to them through their higher education, relentless employers, and conditioned self-talk of

“Why can’t I keep up with my work peers?”

“I can’t let my boss know I’m falling apart. Must take on more to be recognized.”

And when we do speak up about our boundaries, I can’t tell how you many times clients come to me in with their backs up against the wall sharing how their employers, the organizations they’ve been so loyal and devoted to don’t give a crap about their well-being if it doesn’t support the company’s bottom line.

I use to be ashamed of my rage. It took a lot of inner work and teaching myself to detach from external validation from others (especially in the workplace) to let go of the unhealthy cycle of martyring myself for someone else’s ambition against my own humanity.

I’m no longer subduing my inner Lilith. The rage that runs through my veins fuels me. It guides me with a sense of purpose to make sure others don’t subject themselves to the same toxic work abuse that I’ve went through. 

Join me in August on connecting with Lilith as our guide for shedding that external validation wound.

Click Here to Begin. 

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Jul 13, 202219:26
Navigating 12th House Energy, Friendship Tea Chat with Terri Huxley
Jun 26, 202251:24
The Modern Day Witch Wound: Weaponizing Cancel Culture
Sep 24, 202121:05
The Ouroboros of Victim Consciousness

The Ouroboros of Victim Consciousness

I'm sharing my perspective on how to handle the cards we are dealt with and move forward, despite our circumstances.

Sep 17, 202142:33
The Energetics of Showing Up on Instagram In Your Sacred Business
Sep 10, 202147:21
Overcoming Spiritual Ego & Healing Worthiness Wounds with Amanda Machado
Jun 25, 202154:03
The Heart of Being an Intuitive with Winter Clark
Jun 04, 202146:26
How Healing Looks Different for Everyone ft. Ashley, Co-founder of Heal Good Collective
Apr 01, 202134:02
How to Embrace Your Awakening After a Dark Night of The Soul

How to Embrace Your Awakening After a Dark Night of The Soul

Mercedes Blendz is a spiritual mindset coach, speaker, artist, an empath that uses her knowledge of spiritual duality to carry her through the most difficult times in her life.

She is also the host of Duality Reality Podcast, created for souls who feel alone in their awakening journey and seek community healing as you're navigating the spiritual and physical realities that are sometimes in harmony, and sometimes in chaos. In this episode, we talk about how Mercedes found healing, started her spiritual awakening journey, and fully step into her sacred calling after losing both her fiance and her mother.




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Mar 26, 202155:44
How Embodying Our Beliefs Can Create Inner Peace
Mar 19, 202142:12
How to Change Your Life & Impact Others Starting with Purpose
Mar 12, 202136:55
Bridging Spirit & Humanity Through Animal Communication with Bianca de Reus
Mar 05, 202101:17:53
How We Move Through Grief with Jessica Reis, The Death Empath
Feb 24, 202101:10:14
Conflict Resolution, Scientific Acumen and Ancient Spiritual Healing with Dr. Rebecca Nicholson

Conflict Resolution, Scientific Acumen and Ancient Spiritual Healing with Dr. Rebecca Nicholson

Dr. Rebecca Nicholson is a specialist in conflict analysis and resolution, has worked in counter post-war communal violence in West Africa, collaborated with nonprofit organizations to combat human trafficking, and has contributed research on genocide prevention.

She also worked in human intelligence, as a Senior Scientist to use nonlethal soft power tactics to augment psychological operations and civil-military affairs.   

We talk about how she went through her own dark night of the soul for 6 years, leading her exploration into natural healing and bridging the connection between both physical and non-physical worlds into different spiritual practices.   

In this episode, we talk about her bridge into spirituality and how much of modern society continues to persecute spiritual thought through downplaying, colonizing the concept into “woo” without fully understanding the breadth of what the non-physical world is really about and what it has to truly offer.   

We tackle the tough conversation on the relationship between science and spirituality as scientists and spiritual teachers pursue very different goals.   

This is why I find talking to Dr. Nicholson such a breath of fresh air. What happens, when part of the journey of living a full life is bridging the gap between spirituality and science? And what happens when society deems the unity of two concepts to be the anomaly?


[11:54-12:47] Dr. Nicholson shares about how and why she went for a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

[13:28-13:54] Why the definition of conflict is a real or perceived blocking of goals between two or more interdependent parties.

[25:40-25:50] She talks about how she was able to earn her own place, power and be able to do something useful in the world.

[30:11-30:20] She discussed how we interact mentally, emotionally, and on the physical plane with people.

[39:24-39:37] We talked about sensitivity and setting intuitive boundaries.

[41:26-41:48] Being able to tap into your energetics, emotions, different ways that you can understand what's going on with people in a healing capacity.

[1:10-1:11] We discuss why nobody ever can trump your own knowledge of what your path is.


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Feb 19, 202101:33:03
How to Conquer Your Fears of Being Seen

How to Conquer Your Fears of Being Seen

We oftentimes hide from situations where we can't predict or control the outcome.

Most of our fear lies in how much we depend on our ability to control the situation and our fear of not receiving the exact outcome as our expectations.

Such a masculine thing - to always need to be in control. So much so, you don't give yourself the opportunity to be seen at all.

In this episode of the Golden Hour Series, I talk about why humans crave so much certainty. We hide so much from others... so much so, we choose to hide from ourselves. Our dreams. Our needs, our biggest wants. We dim our opinions, our messiness, our "this is too much of me" to accommodate others. We want other imperfect humans to think of us as the basis of what we define as the worthiness we must meet in order to be accepted. This way of being is such a disservice to others. It's such a disservice to you.

I share the pervasive discomfort that is the side effect of showing up, being seen in all of my messiness- and being the imperfect human that I am and how showing up constantly activates my fear (my core wound) that is reinforced by my Chiron in Leo in the area of my work (6th house). 

How do you show up consistently and be seen despite the uncertainty and discomfort? Listen to find out. 

Feb 15, 202129:09
Tap into Your Inherent Worth Through Mindset Coaching
Feb 05, 202139:40
Navigating Imposter Syndrome As an Empath

Navigating Imposter Syndrome As an Empath

I'm continuing the topic on navigating imposter syndrome in today's golden hour series after getting a lot of requests from listeners and on Instagram to dive deeper into this touchy subject. I'll be sharing my personal advice and tips from someone that's been there. 


[00:10] Why imposter syndrome happens, and especially for empaths.

[03:32] What are the different ways in which we can combat imposter syndrome.

[04:37] Why is imposter syndrome debilitating if we let it win.

[11:54] Gratitude combats self-doubt.

[14:19] Be honest when sharing to minimize imposter syndrome.

[24:02]  Every single human has the capability of being empathetic, and the more we exercise that muscle, the more empathetic we can be.

Feb 01, 202130:15
Understanding Imposter Syndrome with Ayesha Noelle
Jan 29, 202141:59
Navigating Pandemic Anxiety

Navigating Pandemic Anxiety

I wanted to share with you some of my tips, trials, and tribulations on how I initially navigated the pandemic when it first happened in 2020 and moving into this new year for 2021, what looks different as a lot of shifts needed to happen in both my personal life as well as my business model to align with problem-solving as a collective whole. 

How do we navigate and preserve our energetic wells, preserve our energy so we can really show up to our work, to our loved ones, and to ourselves? Things will never look the same pre-pandemic. I talk about why it's so crucial to protect our energy and peace of mind more than ever as we navigate entrepreneurship and staying grounded.

Shownotes :

[00:11] Ways to navigate the pandemic.

[00:35] Tips, trials, and tribulations on how I navigated the pandemic on the first wave when it happened last year.

[03:41] How I navigate from living on my own to living with someone else.

[08:11] The awareness through journaling practice, ways I dissipate my own anxiety.

[09:23]  I stopped trying to fix other people's problems and instead - started focusing on taking care of myself.

[11:54] Consuming stimulants, such as caffeine, sugar, may heighten your sensitivity (and anxiety).

Jan 25, 202130:07
Calm Your Anxiety & Gut with Nutritional WellBeing
Jan 22, 202152:03
The Gap Between Your Current Self & Your Embodied Self

The Gap Between Your Current Self & Your Embodied Self

I really wanted to talk about what embodiment means. And not only what embodiment means, but what is keeping us from fully stepping into the embodiment of our highest selves, our biggest potential, our calling, however, you want to call it, the biggest question is, what is the gap between where we currently are to our highest embodied self.

And so in this gap, and between this gap, there's a lot of things that contribute to what creates a daunting gap, where it becomes very difficult for us to take that leap of faith to make that jump. And it can look like stepping away from the idea of quitting our jobs. It can signify, holding back on starting that business that we've always dreamed of.

And so, the gap contains a lot of wounding a lot of pain, fear of rejection, fear of judgment from other people, and us misconstruing other people's truths as if it's the only truth. And so, therefore, it is our truth. And that is, this is one of the biggest mistakes that a lot of empaths and HSP intuitive people make when they take on the energy and the opinions of other people because they haven't really done the work and the deep dive to truly understand what are some of the things that they truly stand by and stand for, ultimately, the way across this gap, and to bridge the gap between where we currently are our existing self at this present moment.


[00:38] Michelle talks about what embodiment means.

[00:45] She shared about what is keeping us from fully stepping into the embodiment of our highest selves, our biggest potential, our calling, the biggest question is, what is the gap between where we currently are to our highest embodied self?

[01:57] She shared about the biggest mistakes that a lot of empaths and HSP intuitive people make when they take on the energy and the opinions of other people.

[02:33] What we define as limitations, what we define as things that are getting in the way of us, tapping into our embodied self, and being fully integrated into that embodied self.

[12:57]  If we think that there is a threat to our survival, or that we're in danger of losing something more than we will gain from it. We become psychologically incentivized to go after and immediately take action, to be motivated to do the thing.

[17:04] The way to really help balance out and reach equilibrium with this ebb and flow is to up your threshold of what you choose to tolerate when you're in a state of panic.

[19:31] Michelle talks about the key to really balancing is to change and shift your threshold on what makes you panic.

[22:13] Before we get into the nitty-gritty of business strategy crafting your offer that's truly authentic and aligned to who you are as a person.

Jan 18, 202126:35
Navigating Difficult Conversations around Infertility and Life’s Biggest Struggles with Asha Blooms

Navigating Difficult Conversations around Infertility and Life’s Biggest Struggles with Asha Blooms

Carol Gavhane is the founder of Asha Blooms, a jewelry brand created to carry the intention to uplift and inspire when we're going through life's biggest challenges. In this episode, we talked about how Asha Blooms was created to provide comfort and address challenges around infertility, and ways we can provide solace to those that are quietly struggling and need emotional support on their fertility journey.

She never made jewelry before, with the exception of making some cute little friendship bracelets at summer camp. But a few years ago, she had secondary infertility. She was unable to get pregnant the second time around. Everything about her first baby was so easy. Everything about trying to have her second was extremely difficult. And she tried all of the modalities she could possibly think of to help her be successful in her pregnancy. From fertility, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, clean eating support groups prayer, she tried just about anything she could do.

Soon she began to see that in the midst of all these challenges, creating a symbol of possibility was the only tangible piece that felt aligned. Over time, it was more than a good luck charm - it was a true symbol of hope.  Through this intentionality and embodying inner strength, she finally was able to have her second child.

Jan 15, 202129:47
Money Energetics: Overcoming Blocks Around Money

Money Energetics: Overcoming Blocks Around Money

In today's episode, I take a deep dive in talking about healing some of our deepest money beliefs. This is a recurring theme that consistently comes up whether we are promoting ourselves with our businesses, and especially working with clients that are trying to build businesses and really step into their calling.

One of the biggest struggles that even I myself, deal with time and time again is overcoming limiting beliefs surrounding my relationship with money.

In this episode, I wanted to give you a little bit of a background where I started on my journey to healing my money beliefs and the tools I used to overcome these blocks.


[00:38] I share limiting beliefs that surround how we think about money, our relationship with money, how we spend, how we give, and where the scarcity mindset might penetrate into our daily lives.

[01:22] Money can be a direct mirror reflection, on how we define worthiness if we're deserving of money because money allows us to obtain certain things.

[04:56] Money can be obtained most easily and most effectively through these mindset hacks.

[10:26] I talk about how I finally jumped into entrepreneurship.

[13:06] I discuss how the law of attraction came into play with part of overcoming money blocks starting with practicing the art of detachment.

[14:15] I talk about where I was five years ago, how did I know I was going to be an empath mindset coach, and launch my own podcast show

[19:35] I share tips to create that first step in strengthening how you view your relationship with money.

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Jan 11, 202131:51
Strengthening the Mind, Body & Spirit with Anckor ft. Brian Von Ancken

Strengthening the Mind, Body & Spirit with Anckor ft. Brian Von Ancken

Brian Von Ancken is the founder of Anchor, a mindful, social workout designed for optimal health. ANCKOR integrates breath work, personal check-ins, stretching, HIIT bodyweight exercises, meditation and stretching. The philosophy at Anckor is simple: the program adds self-reflection and community connection to a 1 hour bodyweight workout.

Want to try a free class with Anckor? Use code STATEOFBEING when you book a class on their site at

[4:24] Brian describes how Anckor was created and how he navigated his fitness classes despite COVID-19.

[10:07] From college football, a law degree, to forging a new path after hitting challenging life experiences

[13:50] Why as a society, we focus on compartmentalizing "fitness" as a form of total health?

[17:13] The concept of masculine vulnerability and dispelling the negative stigma tied to it

[24:24] Breaking down how taking a fitness class in Anckor works and what to expect when you join.

[30:49] We self-reflect on the people who chose to show up, or not during this time of uncertainty and making peace with it.

[41:49] The mindset it took for Brian to distill great ideas and approach life with more joy

[55:42] Using social media and the self-talk nuances one encounters when growing a brand

Where to find Brian:
The Anckor

Want to try a free class with Anckor? Use code STATEOFBEING when you book a class on their site at
Jul 13, 202052:59
UX Designing Our Way Back to Joy With Hygge Ft. Elinor Samuelsson

UX Designing Our Way Back to Joy With Hygge Ft. Elinor Samuelsson

Elinor Samuelsson is the senior user experience designer and founder of HappyLab, an organization based in Sweden aiming to eradicate mental health disorders among teenagers by detecting early signs of anxiety, depression and loneliness. She is also the creator of BrightAct, an app designed to help victims of domestic violence by partnering up with the EU to save lives. In this episode, we discuss how to incorporate hygge into our lives and into UX design by implementing the concept of what replenishes us from within.

Shownotes:[4:23] Elinor discusses the journey of designing a lifestyle and career based on creating happiness and joy for herself as well for others.

[12:05] Learning how to be mindful of choosing and decorating things in your space that doesn't drain your energy

[15:11] We dive deeper into the concept of "hygge" and what it means to both of us.

[25:45] How can we UX design our existing social media platforms to mitigate the negative effects the apps play on our mental and emotional wellbeing?

[19:41] Life in the fashion industry was difficult and the journey we both went through to make the transition to get out for good.

[40:51] How do we approach COVID-19 during these times with more mindfulness?

[442:59] We learn tools such as a heart/light meditation to guide people immediately out of depression and anxiety.

[55:42] Elinor's goes into depth on what her state of being is.

Links:Where to find Elinor: (

BrightAct : ( (
May 28, 202058:35
The Calling to Do Something Great With Your Life

The Calling to Do Something Great With Your Life

Cara Walker is the founder of PrettiPassionate, a lifestyle, social community, and multi-faceted personal development destination designed to help women gain the clarity and confidence needed to leap into their destiny. I had the wonderful opportunity to connect with Cara at the Yellow Co conference where her and I bonded over surpassing our fear of failure to create a lifestyle and business we are called to step into. In this episode, Cara and I talk about what it's like to step outside the 9-5 grind and build a personal brand from the ground up, why cultivating strong friendships is crucial to success, and what it means to tap into your calling to be a leader in your own life. You can find Cara here: 2020 Impact is a powerful & global movement helping women around the world who want to step into their purpose and lead a truly fulfilling life of freedom, passion, and fire.  Join our Free Community Join us in the FREE 2020 Impact Community where we'll all work together to get grounded, stay inspired, motivated, and uncover the tools to leap into action. Join the movement ( ( ( ( PRETTIPASSIONATE Overview ( PrettiPassionate is a lifestyle, social community, and multifaceted personal development destination designed to help women overcome fear, gain the clarity and confidence needed to leap into their purpose. Join the PrettiPassionate Insider Network Providing an insanely passionate online community of purpose-driven women, aspiring female entrepreneurs and new entrepreneurs with the tools, resources, and strategy to step into their full potential. Join US ( ( ( (
Mar 19, 202035:06
Embrace Your Internal Duality Starting With Self-Forgiveness Ft. Jennifer Tone

Embrace Your Internal Duality Starting With Self-Forgiveness Ft. Jennifer Tone

I had the wonderful opportunity to connect with Jennifer Tone through Lightning Society, a co-living/co-working collaborative community filled with mentors, co-creators, and friends committed to contributing to each other's lives through mindfulness and self-development!

Jennifer Tone is a meditation and tantra embodiment teacher with a mission to help support others to tap into their own inner divine self through movement, energy, and sensuality.

In this episode, we talk all about the spiritual root of eating disorders, how to go on the journey of self-forgiveness, and ways we can all incorporate sensuality into our lives by embracing our divine masculine and feminine energy.

You can find Jennifer on Instagram (
Mar 17, 202001:14:51
Staying Grounded In Times of Uncertainty (COVID-19)
Mar 15, 202018:23
The Birthday Letter I Wrote to Call Myself Home

The Birthday Letter I Wrote to Call Myself Home

Michelle Saya is doing things a bit differently in this episode, sharing a birthday letter she wrote to herself on November 23rd, 2018. Sometimes we need a reminder from the past to reinvigorate our purpose in life.

You can read the letter ( .

Michelle Saya is a lifestyle/mindset designer in Brooklyn, NY. (
Feb 27, 202021:27
Steering Away From the Creative Ego to Cultivate Healing with Haley Newman

Steering Away From the Creative Ego to Cultivate Healing with Haley Newman

Haley and I go way, way back to our undergrad years at Parsons the New School for Design over 10 years ago. We actually met as competitors during the Fusion Fashion Show during my sophomore year. I just remembered being is enamored and intimidated by how much talent, focus, creativity this woman holds.

We reconnected just last year on Instagram and decided to catch up on life in this episode, doing our own version of a "decade in review" since we’ve last seen each other. In this episode we don't hold back on our opinions as we discuss topics on boundary setting, our experiences in the fashion industry, understanding the creative ego, discussing how carbon footprints are negatively affecting the state of our planet to what we've both been up to in our projects this past decade.
Feb 19, 202058:45
Understanding Life, Survival and Play with Ben Hemmer Liu and Taylor Schultz

Understanding Life, Survival and Play with Ben Hemmer Liu and Taylor Schultz

Ben is a powerhouse when it comes to the art of movement and martial arts. He is a drama movement instructor at the Feldenkrais Method ( . The practice puts you into engaging in a series of slow, controlled movements to help aid in building your brain's plasticity to improve the coordination of your arms, legs, and spine through a form of method methodology called your five lines.

Shownotes:[4:55] We discuss Ben's multi-cultural upbringing being raised in a family constantly on the move due to his father's profession as a war photographer.

[7:50] Learning multiple languages was a direct byproduct of being influenced through his parent's roots and their eclectic way of life.

[10:53] Ben discusses his thoughts on how he views language learning in the classroom versus being in the environment that speaks the language.

[11:29] How does the art of language connect to the art of movement (Feldenkrais Method and martial arts)

[15:09] We uncover why Systema is a martial arts form that is vastly different from the other types of martial arts and fighting style.

[24:47] Ben goes into depth on how the Feldenkrais method helps beyond children with cerebral palsy as well as patients with schizophrenia.

[29:06] We discuss the four states of being: Survival, Contemplation. Playfulness, Celebration

[30:47] Why go into detail what it means to be a society afraid of touch and how removing physicality from schools harms more than benefits.

[39:03] Ben ruminates on why him and his role models are in survival state more often than not.

[40:09] Each of us attempts to make an understanding of what death means to us each personally while taking into the acknowledgement of the four states of being.

Links:More info about the Feldenkrais Method (

The Art of War ( by Sun Tzu

Where to find Ben: Fifth Ave Fitness Brooklyn (

Where to find Taylor: Mast and Mezze (
Jan 29, 202044:26
Leading with Empathy Featuring Therése Gedda
Dec 19, 201946:26
Being a Power Community Builder with Patrick Farrell

Being a Power Community Builder with Patrick Farrell

I met Patrick at a mutual friend’s dinner gathering a couple of months back in August and we immediately found synchronicity in having a beginner’s growth mindset, traveling to find oneself, and the importance of creating meaningful experiences for purpose-seekers around the world. Always seeking out how to take his mindset to the next level, I’m thrilled to have him on the show today.

A bit About Patrick:

Patrick left his corporate job working in tech-finance to discover his newfound purpose with The Community Creators, a global community of world game-changers who are inspired to live their best lives and take massive action to create social impact around the world.

The global community is supported through technology and resources that empower members to create their own communities to help unify humanity to make the world a better place.

Show Notes:

[4:48] How diving into the world of personal development helped Patrick increase his overall happiness as well as the happiness of those around him.

[12:30] How to deal with “haters” or simply people who don’t resonate with the message you’re sharing.

[18:42] How to reprogram your inner dialogue so your intention becomes your default behavior.

[27:26] How our different skillsets and level of resourcefulness can apply to the projects we create.

[33:00] Patrick talks about how he gets into his state of flow and why going down the path to be more spiritually aligned has helped him with overall life enrichment.
Dec 11, 201935:02