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Stay Wild Ep. #36: Soma Temple

Stay Wild Ep. #36: Soma Temple

June 18, 2019

Hey little humans, I’m Norma Jean and Welcome to Stay Wild, the podcast about how to keep your quirks in the wonderous world!

This is episode #36 with Soma Temple, creator of “Bali Malas” and “Aum Rudraksha Designs,” contemporary Malas inspired by hindu spirituality, guided by Papaji (H.W.L. Poonja). More than 20 years ago in India, the well-known spiritual teacher Papaji (H.W.L. Poonja) told Soma that since she lived so close to the source of the highest quality Rudraksha beads on the planet, her Dharma (destiny) was to spread them to the western world. They had been kept sacred in India, with primarily sadhu’s and holy people wearing them. Papaji said the world is in chaos and it was time to bring the awareness of rudrakshas to the masses. He also predicted, “that the whole world would be at peace if everyone was wearing them”. Soma’s journey with Rudraksha beads has been incredibly organic, inspired, and unexpected. Since a very young age she was attracted to them and always felt their sacred energy without really understanding what they were, until Papaji’s words helped her accept the dharma bestowed upon her. She then created Aum Rudraksha Designs in 2003 Soma started slowly as a hobby selling them here and there, also gifting them to those close to her. She started noticing how they were actively affecting these people’s lives and saw clearly the positive changes in those around, that had started wearing Rudraksha beads. It first became apparent in her staff. As they started to work with rudraksha’s many of their problems were lessening and disappearing as they became more peaceful, discovering their true self. Living in Bali for over 30 years, Hinduism slowly but surely crept into Soma’s life as she was always attracted to Balinese rituals and ceremonies.

“I believe the essentials for a happy life is to accept that which arises in your life, to say YES to your dharma and to your mission.” -Soma Temple

 

Listen to more of Soma’s incredible journey this episode and don’t forget to connect with Soma below.

 

info@aumrudraksha.com
www.aumrudraksha.com
IG | @aumrudrakshadesigns

 

Today’s episode was brought to you by me, Norma Jean. You can find all of the details for Camp Clarity- the incredible transformational retreat we chat about on the show at www.joincampclarity.com.

 

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Stay Wild Ep. #35: Emily McDowell

Stay Wild Ep. #35: Emily McDowell

December 11, 2018

Hey little humans, I’m Norma Jean and Welcome to Stay Wild, the podcast about how to keep your quirks in the wonderous world!

This is episode #35 with today’s guest, Emily McDowell.

I am so excited to share Emily's story! She is the founder of Emily McDowell & Friends (formerly Emily McDowell Studio), a company that creates beautiful illustrated treasures, and started out making greeting cards that spoke the truth!

As humans living in this fast-paced digital world, it has become a challenge for us to connect - we've been so accustomed to "minding our own business" and setting boundaries that it has become difficult for us to say exactly how we feel, and we've left a lot of that job with greeting card companies. Then again, classic greeting cards don't reflect what's actually happening in our lives and how we're feeling. Template messages just weren't cutting it anymore. Enter Emily and the Empathy Card Revolution!

Join us for this episode of delving into creative paths, empowerment, entrepreneurship, and how success and joy in our lives is anything but linear.  

Check out her work on:

www.emilymcdowell.com

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Today’s episode was brought to you by me, Norma Jean. You can hear all of my music that we use on the show, check out the podcast, see my cartoons, and grab one of my hand-made shirts at www.njloves.com

Stay Wild Ep. #34: Liquid Silva

Stay Wild Ep. #34: Liquid Silva

November 27, 2018

Hey little humans, I’m Norma Jean and Welcome to Stay Wild, the podcast about to kep your quirks in the wonderous world!

 

This is episode #34 with today’s guest, Liquid Silva.

 

I am thrilled to have Silva on this episode!  Dubbed one of the best MCs in Indonesia because of his talent and the impact he’s made in the local music industry, Liquid Silva has gone on to collaborate with numerous different artists and has made his mark in the music industry around the globe.

 

We met when we both performed at the Toraja International Music festival in Indonesia, and I just knew from his vibe - that I had to have him on the show so he could share his inspiring story with all of you!

 

On this episode, we talk about Silva’s journey - he’s traveled extensively both on tour and exploring the greater world, and has lived on 3 continents! If there’s anyone who has the passion and drive to make an impact in others’ lives through music, it’s Liquid Silva.

 

At the end of this episode, we share one of his songs, “Stand Up High” featuring Coga that has such a fun, positive spirit I know you’ll fall in love with his sound!

 

Check out and connect with Liquid Silva on:

www.liquidsilvaonline.com

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Today’s episode was brought to you by me, Norma Jean. You can hear all of my music that we use on the show, check out the podcast, see my cartoons, and grab one of my hand-made shirts at www.njloves.com

 

Stay Wild Ep. #33: Divya Darling

Stay Wild Ep. #33: Divya Darling

November 14, 2018

Hey little humans, I’m Norma Jean and welcome to Stay Wild! This is episode 33 with today’s guest, Divya Darling.

Divya is the founder and director of the Intrinsic Brilliance Institute. She is a transformational brain trainer, who is passionate about empowering others to be the brightest and most brilliant versions of themselves. 

She has researched the mysteries of the mind for over a decade, obtaining degrees in neuroscience, psychology, and cognitive sciences from Oberlin, a top tier liberal arts university in the US.

As a transformational brain trainer, Divya helps individuals to bridge the gap between conscious belief decisions and unconscious behavior. Her theory is that people operate on different modes and are able to run by "shifting gears." At one point, a person may be in a mode of necessity - which is a place where we tell ourselves that we "have to," putting pressures on ourselves. 

Divya emphasizes that everyone can identify which mode they're on by being mindful of what words we use.

Listen in to learn more about Divya's interesting nuggets of wisdom. Tons of value on this episode, little humans!

Connect with Divya on:

www.intrinsicbrilliance.com.au

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Today’s episode was brought to you by me, Norma Jean. You can hear all of my music that we use on the show, check out the podcast, see my cartoons, and grab one of my shirts at www.njloves.com 

Stay Wild Ep. #32: Lauren Smith

Stay Wild Ep. #32: Lauren Smith

October 22, 2018

Hey little humans, I’m Norma Jean and welcome to Stay Wild! This is episode 31 with today’s guest, Lauren Smith. 

 

Lauren is the co-author of ‘The Whole Professional‘ which is currently being used in a career prep program at University of the District of Columbia. In 2018, Lauren released her book, “Mind Love: Bite Sized Thought Nuggets to Fuel Your Life” and the rapidly growing podcast, Master Your Mind, Business, and Life.

 

With a BS in communication and minor in marketing, she initiated her own business in college, but when she uprooted she was forced to start over again. She then began a job as a Social Media Specialist for a Fortune 500 Company, but soon left to pursue her own business, Socially Tangled, LLC.

 

On this episode, Lauren talks to us about business and shares some very useful social media tips to help boost your personal brand.

 

We also talk about the beauty of motherhood and parenting, which Lauren is amazing at, I must say!

 

Connect with Lauren on www.laurensmithbiz.com and follow her on social media:

Instagram - @laurenuntangled

Facebook - www.facebook.com/laurensmithbiz

 

Listen to her podcast on www.mindbizlife.com

 

Today’s episode was brought to you by me, Norma Jean. You can hear all of my music that we use on the show, check out the podcast, see my cartoons, and grab one of my shirts at www.njloves.com

Stay Wild Ep. #31: Tori Press aka Revelatori

Stay Wild Ep. #31: Tori Press aka Revelatori

August 21, 2018

Hey little humans, I’m Norma Jean and welcome to Stay Wild! This is episode 31 with today's guest, Tori Press.

On her website's bio, Tori tells us that she is several things: "a mother, an entrepreneur, a yogi, a science enthusiast, a neurotic human person who is anxious right now about writing this bio, and an artist who is still getting used to calling herself an artist." To me, Tori is an inspiring artist whose work adds a pop of color especially when I scroll through Instagram.

“I don’t have to stick to the decision I made when I was 22 years old.”

On this episode, Tori tells us her story and brings us back to when she was just starting out. Like all stories of finding oneself, Tori also went through a phase where she didn't really know where she was headed or what she was doing was actually worth it.

For Tori, drawing helps her cultivate more mindfulness, joy, gratitude, and self-acceptance.

Learn more about Tori Press on www.revelatori.com and follow her on Instagram at @revelatori.

Today’s episode was brought to you by me, Norma Jean. You can hear all of my music that we use on the show, check out the podcast, see my cartoons, and grab one of my shirts at www.njloves.com

Stay Wild Ep. #30: Michael Oliver

Stay Wild Ep. #30: Michael Oliver

July 31, 2018

Hey little humans, I’m Norma Jean and welcome to Stay Wild! This is episode 30 with today's guest, Michael Oliver. A self-confessed introvert, Michael Oliver feels like acting is an outlet. His love for the craft has brought him places and has opened up opportunities for him.

Michael started theatre because he wanted to be more connected with the outer world in a more sensible, fluid way.

On this episode, I sit with him in India where we act in a play together. We talk about how he got started with theatre, how it is to be a director, and what struggles he had to overcome just to be the best in his craft.

Learn more about Michael on http://performingknowledge.org/dramaturgy-story-consultation-tutoring-acting-directing-workshops-poetry-performance

Today’s episode was brought to you by me, Norma Jean. You can hear all of my music that we use on the show, check out the podcast, see my cartoons, and grab one of my shirts at www.njloves.com

Stay Wild Ep. #29: Emily Kuser

Stay Wild Ep. #29: Emily Kuser

July 3, 2018

Hey little humans, I’m Norma Jean and welcome to Stay Wild! This is episode 29 with today's guest, Emily Kuser.

Emily Kuser is the founder of High Vibe Yoga, a yoga school that treats yoga as a way of life. She is in love with Bali and its rich culture, its smiling people, and the way the spiritual aspect is integrated into everyday life.

On this episode, Emily tells us about how moving to Bali without much taught her how to love life more, and how it encouraged her to push forward and become more resilient - even when struggles and heartaches come.

Emily is on a constant search for life improvement through yoga. With her 10 years of teaching expertise, Emily has definitely experienced and seen so many, met different types of people - which has made her an effective teacher.

Follow Emily on www.highvibeyoga.com.

Today’s episode was brought to you by me, Norma Jean. You can hear all of my music that we use on the show, check out the podcast, see my cartoons, and grab one of my shirts at www.njloves.com

Stay Wild Ep. #28: Samia Shalabi

Stay Wild Ep. #28: Samia Shalabi

June 20, 2018

Hey little humans, I’m Norma Jean and welcome to Stay Wild! This is episode 28 with today's guest, Samia Shalabi.

At 23 years old, Samia packed her bags and decided to travel the world ALONE. Looking back, she tells us how scary it sounded - but she made it through.

Samia, my dear friend, is a full-time dreamer and I could not be any more proud of her achievements, her bravery, and her very inspiring aura.

“I promised myself I would never wear a suit. So I never did.”

The corporate world wasn't for Samia - and for a number of us, it isn't as well! What set Samia apart is that she NEVER let the corporate world get to her. She has been a free individual, exercising her passion and creativity since the beginning.

“Go ahead and live your dreams. It’s worth it.”

I could not have said it any better! Listen to our conversation and get ready to be inspired!

Check out Samia's Instagram account at @karazidesign and show your support by buying her jewellery at https://www.etsy.com/shop/karazidesign

Today’s episode was brought to you by me, Norma Jean. You can hear all of my music that we use on the show, check out the podcast, see my cartoons, and grab one of my shirts at www.njloves.com

Stay Wild Ep. #27: Mindie Adamos

Stay Wild Ep. #27: Mindie Adamos

May 29, 2018

Hey little humans, I’m Norma Jean and welcome to Stay Wild! This is episode 27 with today’s guest, Mindie Andamos.

Mindie is a shamanic healer and psychic medium.

Ever since she could remember, Mindie has always been talking to spirits. She could see Spirit and "knew" things about people, places and situations as well as having her dreams and visions come true in real life. Mindie's childhood was not easy and is similar to many who are called to be a Shaman. Despite her abilities, Mindie wasn't ready to lead a life of Shamanism, so as soon as she was nineteen, Mindie took a job in Corporate America while doing her best to ignore her gifts.

On this episode, Mindie tells us about how she came to discover her gift and how she's using this to help others find and become the better version of themselves.

"You gotta do what makes your soul sing." Mindie can heal past lives while still accessing information, and she is also able to tap into additional realms to perform healings. Mindie serves as an ambassador of Spirit whose mission is to heal and deliver messages of hope.

Connect with Mindie:

www.mindieadamos.com

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Today’s episode was brought to you by me, Norma Jean. You can hear all of my music that we use on the show, check out the podcast, see my cartoons, and grab one of my shirts at www.njloves.com