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Beauty as a Birthright

Beauty as a Birthright

By Beauty as a Birthright
Beauty as a Birthright is a podcast to decode the evolving concept of beauty from a multidimensional lens. In this space, we embark on a journey with engaging guests from all walks of life to figure out — if beauty is our birthright, then what is our legacy?
Ep 14 — Is Beauty a Namesake?
Sandra is a Brooklyn based acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, and founder of Treatment by Lanshin dedicated to treating skin disorders and rejuvenating skin using the unique approach of Chinese medicine. She also has her own Lanshin line of beauty tools, and is passionate as a TCM educator, sharing online classes, YouTube video tutorials, and in person workshops teaching how to bring TCM into their daily lives as self-care practices. Key Points Facial Gua Sha   Gua Sha Expert   Traditional Chinese Medicine   Birth Name   Excluding Chinese from Chinese Medicine   Reclamation   Disordered Eating Show Notes Subscribe to Sandra's YouTube Channel Follow Lanshin on Instagram @treatmentbylanshin  Elemental Archetypes – Daoist self-cultivation practices Yang Face —  Chinese facial tool line honoring Chinese culture and tradition Thank you to Diana Ho for the production and research coordination! Connect with us! If you enjoyed this episode, share it and tag us — We'd love to hear from you! To support us decode beauty in a beauty obsessed culture, please subscribe, rate and review the show. Follow us on Instagram @BeautyBirthrightPod
01:07:23
September 09, 2022
S1 Ep 13 — Is Beauty a Dance of Qi?
In our last episode with Laura Morris (Ep 11 Is Beauty the Act of Surrender?), Laura shares how one of her first experiences with beauty was the message that beauty is painful. We also chatted about moving beauty into something that can be seen as easeful, and discuss some more hopes and fears around aging. In this episode, Tamsin and Paige talk about how they understand Feng Shui to be beautiful, plastic surgery and the progression of Virgos. Show Notes Elemental Archetypes offers Daoist facial analysis consultations and Yangsheng guidance to reclaim beauty through self-cultivation.  Yang Face is a line of undiluted, unappropriated luxurious Chinese Facial Tools from a direct source.  Thank you to Diana Ho for the pre-production research!   Follow us on @beautybirthrightpod on Instagram, and if you liked this episode please give us a 5-star rating and review!
29:15
August 25, 2022
S1 Ep 12 — Is Beauty the Act of Surrender?
Laura Morris is a feng shui consultant based out of Prince Edward County, Canada. She is co-founder of the Mindful Design Feng Shui School, and the co-host of the Holistic Spaces podcast. She works closely with her clients to co-create nurturing living spaces and provides insight through her Tarot card readings and I Ching divinations. For over 15 years she has been guiding clients with her practical, hands-on approach to feng shui. Her philosophy is to keep her energy practices approachable, fun, illuminating, and inspiring.  Key Points Feng Shui   Is Beauty Painful   Feng Shui as Healing Medicine   Becoming a Sage   What is a Witch  Beauty as Ease   I Ching   Feng Shui Home Tip   Quick Tip For Abundance   Tarot Reading Show Notes Subscribe to Laura's podcast Follow Laura on Instagram @morrisfemgshui Elemental Archetypes – Daoist self-cultivation practices Yang Face — Luxurious Chinese facial tool line Thank you to Diana Ho for the production and research coordination! Connect with us! If you enjoyed this episode, share it and tag us — We'd love to hear from you! To support us decode beauty in a beauty obsessed culture, please subscribe, rate and review the show. Follow us on Instagram @BeautyBirthrightPod
46:44
August 11, 2022
S1 Ep 11 — Is Beauty Destiny?
In our last episode with Amanda Michelle (Ep 10 Is Beauty Self-Extracted?) we talked about what it is like to think about beauty as a trans-racial adoptee and why the plant ceremony culture stateside can be problematic. In this episode, Tamsin and Paige talk about how self-expression and creativity can be limited as an adult, features we did or did not inherit from our parents, and how clothes plays into beauty. Tamsin also shares about how she is moving through her fear of aging. Show Notes Elemental Archetypes offers Daoist facial analysis consultations and Yangsheng guidance to reclaim beauty through self-cultivation.  Yang Face is a line of undiluted, unappropriated luxurious Chinese Facial Tools from a direct source.  Thank you to Diana Ho for the pre-production research!   Follow us on @beautybirthrightpod on Instagram, and if you liked this episode please give us a 5-star rating and review!
26:01
July 28, 2022
S1 Ep 10 — Is Beauty Self-Extracted?
Amanda Michelle is a direct descendant of the Guarani Nation in Paraguay and currently resides in Southern California. Her work with Activated Living focuses on bridging both worlds of our contemporary times and traditional Indigenous ways through media, storytelling, art, consulting, guidance and writing. With over a decade experience in creative fields within several formats such as film photography, mixed media, alternative processes, new media and film/video, Amanda aims to express in creative forms the contemporary 21st century struggle of Indigenous People and honoring traditional ways. Key Points Trans-racial adoptee  Plant Medicine  Shadow Work  Honoring Indigenous Ceremonies  Seeking Healing  Validating Your Experience   F*ck Legacy Show Notes Amanda's 1:1 Consulting for pre-plant medicine journey or integrating post-plant medicine journey with Indigenous frameworks guidance. Guarani-Kaiowá Fundraiser to support the Indigenous Guarani in Brazil experiencing genocide and massacres. Subscribe to Amanda's podcast Follow Amanda on Instagram @activatedliving Elemental Archetypes – Daoist self-cultivation practices Yang Face — Luxurious Chinese facial tool line Thank you to Diana Ho for the production and research coordination! Connect with us! If you enjoyed this episode, share it and tag us — We'd love to hear from you! To support us decode beauty in a beauty obsessed culture, please subscribe, rate and review the show. Follow us on Instagram @BeautyBirthrightPod
54:47
July 14, 2022
S1 Ep 9 — Is Beauty Delusional?
In our last episode with Kyle Yoshioka (Ep 8 Is Beauty Pathological Confidence?) we talked a lot about intersectional identities, and what it means to be pathologically confident. In this episode, Tamsin and Paige talk about beauty and how it can expressed through movement, gender identities, Gen Z's wisdom and panties. Tamsin also wants to hear what everyone's pole dancing song and outfit would be!  Show Notes Elemental Archetypes offers Daoist facial analysis consultations and Yangsheng guidance to reclaim beauty through self-cultivation.  Yang Face is a line of undiluted, unappropriated luxurious Chinese Facial Tools from a direct source.  Thank you to Diana Ho for the pre-production research!   Follow us on @beautybirthrightpod on Instagram, and if you liked this episode please give us a 5-star rating and review!
32:14
June 27, 2022
S1 Ep 8 — Is Beauty Pathological Confidence?
Kyle Yoshioka is the Editor and Content Manager of Influential Point. They identify as a biracial, nonbinary, and neurodivergent queer person. This has given them an intimate understanding of how interpersonal, intergenerational, and intercultural factors influence health. Their ultimate goal is to help you both honor and detangle the ways in which you have adapted to a weird and sometimes vicious world. Kyle spent their childhood at the local Buddhist temple with their grandparents. They have over ten years of study of Shotokan Karate, a form of Japanese martial arts, and worked for years as a yoga teacher. Key Points Feeling Extremely Biracial  Shotokan Karate  Cult Leaders  Pathological Confidence  Nonbinary, Neurodivergent  Queer Person Local Hawai'i Culture  Thirst Pics   Pole Dancing Show Notes Subscribe to Kyle's Newsletter Follow Kyle on Instagram @yearofthekyle Elemental Archetypes – Daoist self-cultivation practices Yang Face — Luxurious Chinese facial tool line Thank you to Diana Ho for the production and research coordination! Connect with us! If you enjoyed this episode, share it and tag us — We'd love to hear from you! To support us decode beauty in a beauty obsessed culture, please subscribe, rate and review the show. Follow us on Instagram @BeautyBirthrightPod
55:53
June 15, 2022
S1 Ep 7 — Is Beauty Unbounded Power
The last episode with Amrit Singh (Ep 6 Is Beauty Protection?) helped us reflect on beauty in our teenage years, and better understand South Asian beauty standards. In this episode, Tamsin and Paige talk about beauty in terms of body size, shape and qi. Paige shares a first experience that turns into a big revolution.  Show Notes Elemental Archetypes offers Daoist facial analysis consultations and Yangsheng guidance to reclaim beauty through self-cultivation.  Yang Face is a line of undiluted, unappropriated luxurious Chinese Facial Tools from a direct source.  Thank you to Diana Ho for the pre-production research!   Follow us on @beautybirthrightpod on Instagram, and if you liked this episode please give us a 5-star rating and review!
33:46
June 02, 2022
S1 Ep 6 — Is Beauty Protection?
Amrit Singh is a Toronto-based registered acupuncturist and founder of 6BabeBeauty, a movement to celebrate women in all their glory. Her mission is to let women know there is an option for youthfulness, health, and beauty naturally through acupuncture. Amrit also writes on the intersection of health, hip hop, beauty, art and acupuncture. She has taught numerous workshops for aspiring acupuncturists on Cosmetic Acupuncture and is a recent winner of Notable Awards Toronto "Healthcare Professional of the Year." Key Points Choosing to be smart and funny as opposed to pretty  The original cat-eye  Beauty including body  Britney and Christina  Indian and South Asian beauty standards Protecting your children from Eurocentric beauty standards Show Notes Visit Amrit's website — 6 BABE BEAUTY and sign up for one of her classes. Follow her on Instagram @6babebeauty Elemental Archetypes – Daoist self-cultivation practices Yang Face — Luxurious Chinese facial tool line Thank you to Diana Ho for the research coordination and episode editing! Connect with us! If you enjoyed this episode, share it and tag us — We'd love to hear from you! To support us decode beauty in a beauty obsessed culture, please subscribe, rate and review the show. Follow us on Instagram @BeautyBirthrightPod
51:38
May 19, 2022
S1 Ep5 — Is Beauty Taking Up Space?
The last episode with Jamee Pineda, LAc, MPH (Ep 4 Is Beauty the Power of Desiring One Self?) leveled up our understanding of this evolving concept of beauty. In this episode, Tamsin and Paige share deeply personal stories about taking up space as a form of reclaiming their beauty from toxic abusive relationships to complex family dynamics.  Show Notes Elemental Archetypes offers Daoist facial analysis consultations and Yangsheng guidance to reclaim beauty through self-cultivation.  Yang Face is a line of undiluted, unappropriated luxurious Chinese Facial Tools from a direct source.  Thank you to Diana Ho for the pre-production research!   Follow us on @beautybirthrightpod on Instagram, and if you liked this episode please give us a 5-star rating and review!
34:20
May 03, 2022
S1 Ep 4 — Is Beauty the Power of Desiring One Self?
Jamee Pineda, LAc, MPA a Hilot Binabaylan, Chinese Medicine practitioner based in Baltimore, Maryland, and host of The Decolonizing Medicine Podcast talks about beauty as a powerful form of desirability, liberation, resistance and sometimes, even danger. His multidimensional identities as a Tagalog, second generation immigrant, autistic, queer, non-binary/trans person has shaped his understanding of beauty as an intimate ritual practice of desiring himself. Key Points The power of desirability Beauty as an adornment  The (in)visibility of beauty  Taking up space as a form of beauty liberation Pretty politics Ritualizing makeup, fashion and skincare Show Notes Listen to Jamee's podcast — Decolonizing Medicine and support his work on Patreon. Follow him on Instagram @jameepinedahealingarts Elemental Archetypes – Daoist self-cultivation practices Yang Face — Luxurious Chinese facial tool line Thank you to Diana Ho for the production and research coordination! Connect with us! If you enjoyed this episode, share it and tag us — We'd love to hear from you! To support us decode beauty in a beauty obsessed culture, please subscribe, rate and review the show. Follow us on Instagram @BeautyBirthrightPod
01:07:53
April 21, 2022
S1 Ep3 — Is Beauty an Act of Witnessing?
In this episode, we reflect on what we learned from our previous episode with Anjie Cho from Mindful Design Feng Shui School and Holistic Spaces. We chat about the idea of beauty as an act of witnessing and being seen. What does it mean to "be seen" and how does witnessing others influence the way we think about beauty? Is is possible to be beautiful without being witnessed or seen by others? Is beauty about external validation or something multilayered? Show Notes Elemental Archetypes offers Daoist facial analysis consultations and Yangsheng guidance to reclaim beauty through self-cultivation. Yang Face is a line of undiluted, unappropriated luxurious Chinese Facial Tools from a direct source. Thank you to Diana Ho for the pre-production research!  Follow us on @beautybirthrightpod on Instagram, and if you liked this episode please give us a 5-star rating and review! 
27:29
April 07, 2022
S1 Ep2 — Is Beauty Impermanence?
In our first guest episode, we chat with New York based architect and founder of Holistic Spaces — Anjie Cho — who combines interconnectedness and interdependence of spaces through the mastery of the art of Feng Shui. She is the author of Holistic Spaces: 108 Ways to Create a Mindful and Peaceful Home, a book inspired by the intersection of feng shui, green design, Buddhist and Taoist philosophies, and environmental psychology. Anjie is also a teacher of dharma arts and meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and for Dharma Moon. She is the feng shui expert at The Spruce, a regular blog contributor to MindBodyGreen and has been featured in dozens of publications including: the New York Times, Domino Magazine and BuzzFeed.  In this episode, we get to know Anjie beyond her successful professional achievements to chat intimately about how she defines beauty. Anjie shares about her upbringing as a Korean-American in Los Angeles, and how being an "outsider" led her to being a Google famous goth! From grey hairs to the practice of Japanese floral design — Ikeban — we chat about the the impermanence and the imperfections of beauty. Show Notes Listen to Anjie's podcast — Holistic Spaces with her co-host Laura Morris Elemental Archetypes Instagram Yang Face Instagram Book a personalized Daoist Face Reading consultation Spring promo — Receive a complimentary under eye mask from Yang Face with any purchase of $200+ Thank you to Diana Ho for the production and research coordination!  Connect with us!  If you enjoyed this episode, share it and tag us — We'd love to hear from you!  To support us decode beauty in a beauty obsessed culture, please subscribe, rate and review the show.  Follow us on Instagram @BeautyBirthrightPod
49:39
March 24, 2022
Trailer
Welcome to Beauty as a Birthright — a podcast where we decode the evolving concept of beauty from a multidimensional lens. In this space, we embark on a journey with engaging guests from all walks of life to figure out — if beauty is a birthright… Then what’s our legacy? We're your hosts, Dr. Tamsin Lee of Elemental Archetypes and Dr. Paige Yang of Yang Face. We're two doctors of East Asian Medicine in the beauty wellness field but we are far from being "beauty experts". Beauty is a social construction, and we're two people trying to unravel the elusive, and sometimes messy, concept of "beauty". We're on a personal journey to decode beauty culture from a multidimensional lens, and to learn from our guests — If beauty is a birthright, then what is our legacy? Each month, we interview guests from all walks of life to understand how they define beauty, and a follow-up episode reflecting on what we learned. Join us on our first episode where we talk about what "beauty as a birthright" means, and why we started this podcast. We're on this journey with you! Thank you to our production and research assistant, Diana Ho — @dianahoyoga!  Elemental Archetypes — Daoist facial analysis and Yangsheng Living — Follow on Instagram @elementalarchetypes Yang Face — Chinese medicine facial tool lines — Follow on Instagram @yang.face
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March 10, 2022
S1 Ep1 — Is Beauty a Birthright?
In our first episode, we chat about our hopes and fears in regards to starting this podcast, and the concept of immortality from a Chinese medicine perspective. How does our beauty relate to our immortality? Is beauty a birthright? If so, then what's our legacy? As two doctors, we're used to being known as the "experts" but on this podcast, we're far from being beauty experts. We're just two people on a deeply personal journey to decode the meaning of beauty. We hope you'll join us! 
50:45
March 10, 2022