Self-Helpless

Self-Helpless

Described by fans as "an unfiltered thera-brunch with your best friends," and "light conversations about heavy sh*t," The Self-Helpless Podcast candidly explores the highs, lows, and gray areas of all things personal growth, including how we can integrate everyday activism into our lives. Enjoy special guests — including authors, health professionals, a variety of public figures, and subscribers who courageously share their stories. Hosted by comedy writer, activist, vegan lady, and someone deemed by listeners as having "BSE" (big sister energy), Delanie Fischer. Exclusive rewards are now available at patreon.com/selfhelpless. Past guests include Tan France, Michael Buble,' Whitney Cummings, Pete Holmes, Dr. Ramani, Ed Winters, Gad Elmaleh, Kati Morton, Preacher Lawson, Brian Regan, Jessamyn Stanley, Mike Birbiglia, Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachel Ricketts, Nikki Glaser, Sonya Renee Taylor, and lots more wonderful people offering up their perspective and insights.

Episodes

May 20, 2024 60 mins

Delanie Fischer is joined by writer, nomad, and the creator of the series, Lore and Lust, Karla Nikole. Karla shares what inspired her first book, tips for self-publishing, the messiness of career transitions and ebbs and flows of entrepreneurship, how her work got into a major bookstore chain (without living on social media), not being for everyone and handling criticism around your work, and the comparison trap that stif...

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Delanie Fischer is joined by Director of Social Media and Trend Expert, Animal Advocate, and lover of fashion, Ashley Frohnert. Ashley shares which damaging social media trends she can't wait to see disappear, 7 items we should all stop buying immediately due to their horrific impact on human health, animal welfare, and the planet, and simple tips and swaps for sifting through the BS of product label lingo and making compa...

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Delanie Fischer gets an energy and oracle card reading from Intuitive Consultant, Jennifer Wai. They touch on loving someone with a mental health disorder, the indecision and fatigue around perfectionism, the allowance of unchangeable traits in ourselves and others, and feeling torn between mainstream success and authenticity (and what a third option may be?). No matter your beliefs around energy work and oracle decks, thi...

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Delanie Fischer is joined by certified coach and HR expert, Shelby McGuire Canlas, to candidly share all of her juiciest job search tips. This episode offers guidance for how to approach applications, résumés, cover letters, interviews, follow-ups, integrating your values with your next move, and keeping your spirits high when nothing seems to be working. Whether you're looking for your first job, considering making a pivo...

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Delanie Fischer is chatting with Dr. Sahar Martinez, licensed marriage and family therapist, doctor of psychology, and founder of The Process Wellness Collective. Dr, Sahar shares a peak behind-the-scenes into how she approaches her work and her wellness including how she's set up her practice, the approach of abundance she has when connecting with clients and other practitioners, and the pressures that her and other clini...

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Delanie Fischer is joined by slow fashion stylist, Jenna Flood, to share how we can simplify our wardrobe for more energy, confidence, creativity, and way less decision fatigue. You'll not only learn a variety of tips for implementing sustainable practices, but also for experimenting with a capsule wardrobe, determining what to keep and what to let go of, finding what you feel awesome in -- and the first, and most importan...

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Delanie Fischer is chatting with Maia Toll, co-owner of The Herbiary and best-selling and award-winning author of Letting Magic In, The Night School, and Wild Wisdom Series. Maia shares about her decision to leave her teaching career to study herbalism in Ireland, and what led to this change of course. If you're amidst an autumn season of life — things are falling away, and you're caught between resisting change, or going ...

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April 22, 2024 33 mins

Delanie Fischer is chatting with her friend and former Operations Manager, Kris Hillberg, about some of her favorite tips for podcasting, and growing a platform, as an introvert. If you've been trying to find a balance between professional success, the right kind of visibility for you, and your peace and privacy — this episode will surely get the creative juices flowing.

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+ What You Can Delegate In Order To Preserve Yo...

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Delanie Fischer is chatting with magician, motorcyclist, and nonprofit founder, Brock Gill. Brock shares about a calling he had that came out of nowhere. He decided to follow it, despite all of the uncertainty and obstacles, and it changed the course of his life. This episode will leave you asking, what does an adventurous life mean to you?

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Delanie Fischer is joined by author, Najwa Zebian, to discuss authenticity, uncertainty, and navigating change -- especially the change in our lives that we don't choose.

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+ A Peak Inside Najwa's Writing and Creative Process

+ The Fear and Liberation of Uncertainty and Loss

+ How Other People Can Heal Something Inside of You

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Delanie Fischer is chatting with her sister-in-law, Olivia Mulford, about her very unexpected dream career. Whether you're in school, entering the workforce for the first time, or you're considering a pivot of some kind, this nugget of wisdom will help you view your next decision through a new lens.

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April 9, 2024 1 min

Welcome to Self-Helpless! Where we have light conversations about heavy sh*t. 

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Delanie Fischer is joined by author, former women's rights lawyer, and host of The UnF*ck Your Brain podcast, Kara Loewentheil. Kara shares how our socialization as women impacts everything — our relationship with productivity, the anxiety and impostor syndrome we experience, and our self-worth. Get ready to question your conditioning, challenge societal expectations, and become more of who you are.

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+ The #1 Question ...

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Delanie Fischer is sharing 5 of her favorite tips for optimizing a small space. Whether you're simplifying, decluttering, or downsizing because you want to, you have to, or a mix of both, these simple, quick, and affordable solutions will assist with your brainstorming for storage options, repurposing, fun upgrades, and more!

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Delanie Fischer is joined by podcaster, author, and first-ever recurring guest host of The Self-Helpless Podcast, Em Schulz! Ever wondered if that strong feeling you had was your gut instinct, or a trauma response that led to self-sabotage? Delanie and Em discuss common behaviors of self-sabotage, signs and physical symptoms of gut instinct, as well as share a variety of personal experiences around spotting self-sabotage, ...

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Delanie Fischer is joined by co-authors of "Defiant Dreams: The Journey of an Afghan Girl Who Risked Everything for Education," Sola Mahfouz and Malaina Kapoor. What would you do if your education, autonomy, and freedom was stripped from you in an instant? Activists and friends, Sola and Malaina, share Sola's story of self-educating behind closed doors in the face of devastating threats, finding refuge in the United States...

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This week, Delanie Fischer is joined by licensed therapist, Anna Aslanian, to discuss how to identify, and work through, feelings of jealousy in our relationships. Anna shares why jealousy comes up, what it’s telling us, and how to approach it.

Plus:

+ The 2 root causes of jealousy

+ Which unlikely behavior is linked with this emotion

+ 3 simple tips for processing feelings


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This week, Delanie Fischer is joined by Jessica Frew, co-host of The Husband In Law Podcast -- where she shares stories of marriage, infidelity, coming out, remarriage, and co-parenting alongside her co-hosts, Steve (her gay ex-husband) and Matt (her current husband). Yes, you read that right. Jessica shares about her first marriage, which included discovering that her then-husband is gay, the pain of betrayal, and reinven...

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This week, Delanie Fischer is joined by licensed clinical psychologist and leading expert on narcissism, Dr. Ramani Durvasula. Dr. Ramani shares guidance for identifying and healing from narcissistic relationships, including the first steps for leaving or reestablishing boundaries, health issues that may arise due to enduring this kind of toxicity, how long you should stay single after a narcissistic relationship ends, wha...

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