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  • "Life is a question and how we live it is our answer" Hi, my name's Helen. As a kid, I struggled with hidden depression and self-harm. I sought therapeutic help and mentorship to overcome the immense fear I battled with as a teen. I understand that many people may not have this privilege. This podcast seeks to bring vulnerability and humanity to life. I use this medium to encourage creatives and mental health enthusiasts to be who they needed. I'd love for you to join me in this messy, loving endeavor.
    Who You Needed
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  • Triumph Thursdays #1: Abraham Lincoln

    Apr 8 2021

    How can we use the awful, messy things that we've gone through to our advantage?

    Episode Summary

    1. [00:00:20] Triumph Thursday is a Reminder that no one has ever led a perfect life. Sometimes, our greatest accomplishments are birthed from difficult circumstances.
    2. [00:00:41] How Abe Lincoln used his experience with depression to his advantage “Those qualities seem almost God-like. Almost superhuman, his sense of what needed to be done, set him apart as though he were above or beyond the bitter divisions that weighed everyone else down” (Ryan Holiday)
    3. [00:03:21] Helen noticed a pattern: some of the most impactful people in history went through some of the hardest obstacles and turn them into an opportunity to learn something profound.

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    5 mins
  • Adam Adams: If at First you Don't Succeed, Learn from Setbacks

    Apr 3 2021

    "I see a lot of people that start things and quit. They quit because it was too hard. The only reason they failed wasn't that they weren't smart, talented, or educated. It's our persistence and determination that gives us endless potential" 

    Episode Summary

    1. [00:01:24] Helen pitches a theory to Adam: how his various past lives as a ‘fighting kid’, musician, and Mormon missionary provide him with the creativity and planning to carry into business
    2. [00:09:07] Adam vulnerably unpacks how his unconventional upbringing (part of his childhood raised in a polygamist ranch) influenced his parenting
    3. [00:14:08] Adam talks about turning his health around – how he lost 50 lbs after a tough-love conversation with an important person in his life
    4. [00:22:54] On Over-working Yourself: “some of it was a lie that I would tell myself, ‘I'm working for the kids so that they can have a life. But I realized later on that I was really truly doing it just for me, just because it was my escape and the thing that I could control.”
    5. [00:24:28] How Working LESS made Adam perform better in business
    6. [00:27:26] Helen notices a trend with Adam: why does he love pushing limits? So, Adam unpacks the sixth-grade turn-around.
    7. [00:32:36] How music transformed Adam – ‘it gave me a breath’
    8. [00:34:55] Helen and Adam talk Podcast Strategy: What do you need to SUCCEED?
    9. [00:44:40] Rapid-fire questions

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    44 mins
  • Overthinking Vortex of Doom!

    Mar 31 2021

    "Our minds are incredibly adaptable. We can make it do anything! But, overthinking creates patterns of thought that lead to entanglement." Helen provides funny and practical examples of how to curb our vortex of overthinking

    Episode Summary

    1. [00:00:00] The Toothbrush in the Toilet Analogy – Helen draws this analogy to describe the destruction that is overthinking
    2. [00:02:32] Overthinking + Vortex = a consistent energy mass of a behemoth when we apply a habit of analytical thinking and problem solving to a situation that is unhelpful or unproductive.
    3. [00:04:06] How to shift our focus: on the limitless capacity of the present moment

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    9 mins

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