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"This Shit is Real" - Uncovering Numerology with my Uber driver
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People’s two biggest fear are being alone, and wasting their time doing a career they hate
— Jumal Lewis

I met Jumal on my way to an interview, he was my Uber driver.

As I was preparing myself for the meeting, he quickly pulled out a numerology book and gave me a mini-reading at the red-light.

As we chatted about his craft and he was giving me advice on how to succeed at the interview (which I did), I asked him about numerology and his experience with “magic”.

He shared multiple stories of witchcraft he witnessed in African villages, where he first was confronted to unexplainable events, and his transition to numerology, what it is and how it can help guide you on your path.

Find your way in the episode:

0:00 - Getting into numerology to find clarity on your path

05:00 - Believing in magic and witnessing healing and witchcraft in the bushes 

08:00 - Traditional medicine vs modern medicine 

13:00 - “This shit is real” - Rain ceremonies & other unexplainable human power over nature

18:00 - What people ask about during readings: love and career over money and health: the two biggest fears are:

  • To be alone 

  • To waste your time doing a career you hate

19:00 - What numbers can tell you 

23:30 - Do you want to plan or do you like surprises?

25:40 - Numbers influence but do not determine + Examples of cycles

"(Inner) Beauty will Save the World - Redefining Beauty with Former Model Cris Saur
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Here’s parts of my interview of a fashion model and strong inspiring woman who decided redefine beauty from all perspectives.

A story of empowerment, self-love and social justice wrapped in a movie coming out early 2019.

I was lucky enough to meet Chris Saur and dig deeper on her journey from Civil Engineer, to Fashion Model, to Activist on a quest for the true definition of beauty.

MY ARTICLE IN FASHION IN REVOLT*

*A collective of fashion enthusiasts with a focus on social justice, millennial and promoting authenticity.

"When you Smile, Are you Happy or Pretending to Be?" - Chatting Photography with @rd.click
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Witnessing my photographer friends lose sight was an eye opener to live in the moment & cherish everything that I have right now
— @rd.click

Link to the episode: bit.ly/Ratan_LivesDisrupted

In my spare time, I sometimes like to do some modeling. 

So back in LA, I got it touch with Ratan to plan a photoshoot downtown.

He had recently moved to town and needed some content for his portfolio, while I wanted some nice pictures for myself (and Instagram :) ).

Turns out we were both keen on in-depth conversations and got to know each other quickly during the shoot.

I was floating from one emotion to another as we were telling each other’s about our passions, vulnerabilities, fears and dreams.

Truth is, Ratan is specialized in female portraits, with a focus on raw genuine emotions.

He blends storytelling and photography to create unique portraits that tell a story through the eyes of the models he shoots.

He also has a superpower that makes his creations unique.

Find out what it is in the podcast.

Find you way in the episode:

0:00 - Chasing the light and telling a story

2:10 - Being colorblind as a photographer: turning a weakness into a strength 

6:00 - Getting laid off and picking one’s camera for the first time

10:00 - The street-smart way of learning photography

14:00 - Why smile is a distraction on pictures… Are you happy or pretending to be?

18:00 - Capturing expression through the eyes after having model share their story

21:00 - Witnessing a famous photographer lose sight

More podcast episodes on Apple Podcast under Lives / Disrupted

The Life-Changing Power of Yoga / with Adam Carney
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I met Adam in beautiful Bali, and approached him after overhearing his conversation on anxiety and how his experience with yoga had been transformative.

We sat down the following day to discuss his journey through the discovery of yoga, from hating it to incorporating it to his lifestyle and as part of his mission.

We also chatted about entrepreneurship, the human quest to happiness and making an impact, discovering spirituality and embracing the feeling of being stuck in order to grow.

Embrace being stuck!
— Adam Carney

Find your way in the episode:

1:00 - Getting started with yoga to handle LA’s energy to cope with anxiety

07:00 - Being given everything in life and still not being fulfilled 

08:45 - Yoga is not just about the physical layers, it’s a lifestyle

13:00 - The origins of yoga

15:00 - Listening to your call or doing what’s comfortable?

17:00 - From being a millionaire on paper to being left with nothing

19:00 - The process of creating meaningful value & the traps of entrepreneurs

28:00 - Spiritual people: we’re all on the same train but we chose to take the window seat 

32:00 - Feeling your way through life

35:30 - Embrace being stuck!

"Recreating Reality" Might Just Be the Next Big Thing
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You’re the only thing that is real
— Sage Michael
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It's not every day that a Linkedin contact tells you that you first conversation will change your life...

I interview people about their turning points and this story was one of a kind. 

Sage explained to me how he managed to recreate reality with the power of his mind at multiple occasions, and the struggle to make people who haven’t experienced it conceive its potentiality...

He also shares technique on how to (and how not to!) manifest what we want, and what happiness really means.

Find your way in the episode:

04:00 - You are as powerful as you believe that you are

09:00 - Starting with self-growth

13:00 - Recreating reality: magic or reality?

20:50 - If you try too hard, it’s not going to work

36:00 - The law of attraction is a trap

39:00 - Creating drama in order to grow

45:30 - Breaking the common conceptions of pleasure, happiness, joy & bliss

The course: www.risewith.us - 20% off with the code LIVESDISRUPTED

Experiencing Rebirth with Underwater Photography
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I met Gisèle Lubsen at her art gallery in Los Angeles.

She is a Conceptual Underwater Photographer who noticed that the combo of both water and photography can help people go through traumas and in general boost confidence by overcoming challenges.

Magic takes place.

In this podcast, we discussed how she applies her inspiration of Renaissance painters into her photography, and the emotional process that her models go through as they spend seconds or minutes without breathing to do the shoot, from fear to excitement, pride and sometimes healing.

Never Lose Your I
— Gisele Lubsen, Underwater Photographer

Find your way in the episode:

1:30 - Finding inspiration at the Louvres 

4:00 - The 3 particularities of art:

  • Be stunning

  • Create emotions

  • Have an empowering message

5:00 - Overcoming the lack or air to improve self-love & how underwater photography can heal and empower

10:00 - Turning your fears into excitement  

15:00 - You stop doubting yourself once you know that you’re doing the job you are supposed to