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Episodes

Oct. 28, 2022

"Anti-Perfect and Death" - Ankit Sherke Interviews Helen

Ankit Sherke interviews Helen for his podcast. In this episode, they talk about: Helen's journey from first-generation college st…

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Oct. 25, 2022

MicroEpisode: A Case for Fun

Hi there 👋 If you're new to this podcast, my name is Helen Garcia. I'm a creative, psychotherapist, and entrepreneur. I love to h…

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Oct. 16, 2022

The Resistance

Helen references "Turning Pro" by Steven Pressfield and about the importance of acknowledging our inner resistance as creatives. …

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Sept. 25, 2022

"Swollen Ankle" - Learning to Fall

In moments of internal discontent - how can you display bravery?

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Aug. 11, 2022

Bruce Warren - Turning work into Passion

Bruce Warren (World Café, WXPN Radio, Some Velvet Blog) is the Executive Producer of World Café and Assistant General Manager of …

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Aug. 1, 2022

Jeff Yeom: Facing Our Shadows & Honoring Culture

Jeff talks to Helen for a second time to unpack Asian American mental health & facing our shadow side. They also discuss the impo…

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July 26, 2022

3 LONGEVITY TIPS FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS - #MicroEpisode

Helen discusses the importance of: 1. Mentorship 2. Reading 3. Consistency in discipline

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July 25, 2022

Boonie Sripom - Highly Sensitive Children & Alternative Paths to Educ…

Boonie Sripom, MA (Organized Messes, organizedmesses.com) is a psychologist, peer mentor, and writer. Boonie joins Think Weird to…

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July 11, 2022

Why Generalist Education Moves us Forward

Helen talks about how different connections of interest propagate innovation and strengthens our analytical thinking. Books me…

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June 6, 2022

The Price We Pay for the Art We Make

As artists, our work comes with a price...and this price includes: Facing Our Fears Undoing the Narrative of Perfection Taki…

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June 2, 2022

Bonus: Think Weird Theme Song

Introducing the new Think Weird theme song written and performed by my sister, Marielle Garcia

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May 31, 2022

3 Essential Traits to a Successful Creative Entrepreneur #HelensWeird

Today, I walk through the essential traits necessary to be a successful entrepreneur. Buy the SM57 (affiliate Link) Amazon: h…

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May 25, 2022

Muse Progress: Predicting Success thru Discouragement and Failure #He…

In this episode of "Think Weird", Helen discusses the "Discouragement Dip" (what it is, how to overcome it, and why I think multi…

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May 18, 2022

The Gift of Forgiveness & Rediscovery with Jeff Yeom, AMFT

His father's death sent Jeff Yeom to see his school counselor, where he felt comforted and seen despite undergoing immense trauma…

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May 10, 2022

Helen's Weird: How to Repurpose Overthinking, Why Failure is a Succes…

Helen sits down for a Solo episode to address the common question of "doing away with overthinking" - Helen discusses the functio…

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May 3, 2022

Breaking Thru Fear, Understanding Cultural Influence w/ Robyn Tamahana

"Fear can definitely hold us back. It's scary. Even if it's fear when it comes to something self-development or, mental health,…

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April 27, 2022

Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs About Therapy & Begin to Invest in You…

Today’s guests are licensed clinical therapists Kaelly Arellano and Brandon Shindo. They are also entrepreneurs who own and opera…

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April 23, 2022

Why This Podcast Exists

A podcast tailored specifically for creative therapists who want to prevent burnout and have fun at their jobs

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April 19, 2022

Adaptability and Executing Vision with Entrepreneur Holly Shannon

Helen talks to 3x Entrepreneur and business culture podcaster, Holly Shannon, about using a multidisciplinary lens to guide our c…

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April 14, 2022

Book Review: Creative Calling by Chase Jarvis

Helen Reviews Chase Jarvis's book, "Creative Calling" and discusses the profound and practical impact the book has had on her lif…

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April 10, 2022

Inspiration from Daft Punk and Bad Art w/ Musician & Audio Engineer, …

My special guest is my friend Kenny Maness. Kenny is a very talented audio engineer, musician, and web developer…most known for c…

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April 7, 2022

Book Review: It's All in Your Head by Russ

Book Review is a 5 min-weekly-bonus segment where Helen shares a new book resource that may help musicians level up their practic…

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April 6, 2022

What REAL VULNERABILITY in ART is like with 77-year-old creative, Zit…

How do you create unashamedly with vulnerability and openness? Helen talks to Zita about showing up consistently to help and serv…

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