We had the good fortune of connecting with Shirley Lipner and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Shirley, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?

If you’re asking this about life in general, we must never give up! I’ve had days in my life where I felt so hopeless, I didn’t know how I could go on. Inevitably, when I was truly at the end of my rope, something wonderful would happen that would turn things around for me again, As an example, when I was in my early 20’s, I had a job I hated at the Board of Trade in Chicago, At the end of yet another depressing workday (because the job had nothing to do with my soul’s path) I took an elevator to the top floor and considered jumping off the roof. I was alone in the elevator, but I heard a voice say “go home and answer the phone (this was way before cell phones!) The “voice” was clear and loud enough that I listened. Sure enough, I got a call that night from one of my earth angels with a job offer in a field I was really interested in at that time in my history. I have several other life stories like this and I’m sure a lot of people reading this do as well. When we choose to follow the simple path before us, the boulders become stepping stones and everything turns out fine.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My clients keep me busy!  I am a tarot reader/empath/psychic/medium/comedienne. I use my funny almost like electroshock therapy to jolt some clients into seeing that we all have free choice and there is always another way to look at whatever situation is going on in their lives. I’m a psychic cheerleader! I LOVE my clients and I will always do what I do.  I do a live show on Instagram every Monday night at 7pm where I give psychic advice for 15 minutes.  It’s called CALM THE FUNK DOWN.  Join me there!  I’m hoping to expand that to a podcast.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
After 30 years in Santa Monica, I moved to the Palm Springs area a year ago. I look forward to entertaining my friends here once the pandemic is behind us! I love the shops in downtown Palm Springs and on the El Paseo in Palm Desert.  Eating spots you don’t want to miss include Fisherman’s Market for fresh grilled fish (the shrimp tacos!), Koffi for the best brew and everything vegan at Chef Tanya’s!  There are great hiking trails here, like the Bump and Grind. There is no place like the desert to relax. Just hanging out by a pool, taking in the San Jacinto Mountains and safe distance brunching on fresh bagels and lox from Sherman’s Deli is DELIghtful! I also love the Palm Springs Art Museum. Of course, I would ask my friends to visit during the PS Film Festival in January and Modernism week in February. Everything is online now but I’m hopeful that everything social will return in time as I’m looking forward to exploring the area more myself! Did I mention the casinos??? 

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mentor was a man named Tracey Woodward, who happened to be my analyst. He taught me how to interpret tarot cards (major arcana only) decades ago. Sadly, Tracey passed 20 years ago but he is always there for me energetically when I need him. I also want to give a shoutout to a book I discovered by accident (though we know there are no such things!) entitled Complete Idiot’s Guide to Connecting with Your Angels, written by Cecily Channer with Damon Brown. The simplicity of this book is fantastic and it validates everything I’ve been doing for over 30 years. It’s a great place for someone with curiosity about their own intuitiveness to start. I also want to give a shoutout to my husband, whom I refer to as Studmuffin. I appreciate his working for our family as I developed my business, and given that he is a skeptic, he believes in me completely. My most important shoutout is to my clients. I’m so grateful that they allow me to explore their energy fields. Oh the places we go!

Website: www.calmthefunkdown.com
Instagram: @PsychicShirley
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shirley-lipner-7271573/
Twitter: @PsychicShirley
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/X7MUCK6LwiE
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Image Credits
Kat Westerman

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