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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


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, 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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March 31, 2022

Book Review: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

3 Things We Talk About In this Episode: 1. Scenius > Genius Show Your Work because you want to be a part of a larger scene, n…

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March 29, 2022

How To Master Creativity, Unlearn Discouragement, & Embrace Curiosity…

Be honest – during the times in your life when you fall, how many times have you gotten back up? After a few losses, how easy is …

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March 25, 2022

Book Review: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Helen discusses her latest read, "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield. The Creative Life is that of War, the internal war of dou…

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March 23, 2022

The Keys to Mastering Self-Awareness and Creating with Originality w/…

Deondre Dior is a musician, lyrical writer, and spiritual pursuer. His approach to creating music is eclectic, utilizing several …

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March 16, 2022

3 Steps to Help Stress Work FOR you & Not Against You

Stress is a normal response to a challenge. 3 Points of Discussion: 1. Acceptance of feelings 2. Set aside time for yourself ever…

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