Self-Helpless

Self-Helpless

As featured on Conan and The Tonight Show, Self-Helpless dives into all things self-improvement with Type A comedians Delanie Fischer, Kelsey Cook, and Taylor Tomlinson. Completely uncensored and special guests! BONUS episodes & exclusive rewards at patreon.com/selfhelpless

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July 19, 2021 46 min
The girls are discussing jealousy this week. They cover the root cause of jealousy, what can happen if we let this emotion dictate our lives, and how we can use jealousy as a tool to move us forward towards our goals and desires. The girls also share some personal experiences with jealousy, how they used to respond to it, and how they navigate these emotions now. This episode was sponsored by Care/of! For 50% off your first Care/o...
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We are joined by psychotherapist, American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate, and author of Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People - And Break Free, Dr. Stephanie Sarkis. Dr. Sarkis explains what gaslighting is, why people gaslight, and the short-term and long-term psychological effects people who get gaslighted experience. She also offers examples ranging from subtle to extreme forms of gas...
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July 5, 2021 61 min
We are joined by two-time cancer survivor and motivational speaker Janet Knode. Janet is a big proponent of being your own healthcare advocate, practicing gratitude, and being present. In this episode, she describes the moment she found out that she had cancer, the different procedures she went through to get into remission (ever heard of leech therapy??), experiences with family, friends, hairstyles, and her body, and the biggest ...
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The girls are talking about criticism this week. They discuss the difference between constructive criticism vs. destructive criticism, tips for handling criticism and managing fear, anger, anxiety, and hurt, the value of constructive criticism and feedback, personal experiences - as well as how they continue to work towards their goals despite destructive criticism. Whether you’re in the midst of managing criticism, and the feeling...
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June 21, 2021 52 min
This week we are joined by Doctor of Acupuncture, Dr. Kathleen Funk! Dr. Funk answers our questions about the efficacy of acupuncture, its origins, its benefits, misconceptions behind the practice and so much more. Kelsey also talks about her recent progress managing her TMJ with acupuncture and gets additional guidance from Dr. Funk. If you struggle with things like IBS, migraines, thyroid issues, PCOS, and more, you may find this...
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June 14, 2021 68 min
We are joined by operations manager and PR wizard, Kris Hillberg. Kris opens up about getting married at the age of 21, what led to that decision, and how it impacted her life. Kris is very candid as she shares her personal experience with the organized religion that she grew up in, and her feelings about those experiences. This episode is in no way meant to offend anyone who has religious beliefs - we believe religion can offer c...
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The girls discuss homeschooling this week. Kelsey interviews Delanie about her personal experience with participating in an independent study program for high school - the unfortunate health issues that led to her having to leave a conventional setting, what the adjustment was like, and how it impacted her social life and career trajectory. We hope this episode provides some comfort to anyone struggling with navigating this new nor...
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May 31, 2021 77 min
We are joined by Life and Mindset Coach for Perfectionists, Nicole Baker. Nicole shares how being exposed to personal development tools from a young age shaped her and opens up about being bullied as a kid, body image, experiencing emotional and physical abuse in a romantic relationship, and the steps she took towards building confidence, fully realizing her worth, and finding her voice. This episode contains information that may b...
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May 24, 2021 46 min
The girls discuss the concept of defining enough. They share information from studies about the impact of money on happiness, well-being, and overall life satisfaction, what enough means to each of them personally, and tips for gaining clarity on what enough might mean to you. Tune in for some interesting quotes from public figures about fame, money, and happiness as well! This episode was sponsored by Feals. Start feeling better ...
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The girls are joined by Founder and CEO of Hello Seven, intellectual property attorney, author, and brilliant speaker, Rachel Rodgers. Rachel shares about her background and the steps she took to become a millionaire, the importance of women building wealth, managing guilt around money, what holds us back from earning more - or trying to earn more, and what we can do today to take control of our financial future. We are thrilled th...
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May 10, 2021 45 min
The girls discuss allergies this week. They cover the types of allergies, facts vs. myths, and some practical tips. Kelsey also shares her personal experience with navigating severe allergic reactions throughout her life, and the anxiety that comes with it. Tune in to find out the one thing we can all do to support people who struggle with allergies! This episode was brought to you by Care/Of. For 50% off your first Care/Of order,...
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The girls are joined by self-aware narcissist and internet personality, Lee Hammock. Lee is diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder and has been in therapy for three years managing his NPD. Lee’s perspective, encouragement, and insight has helped thousands of people - victims of narcissistic abuse and people with narcissistic personality disorder alike. During this episode, Lee shares about his childhood and what he thin...
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April 26, 2021 51 min
This week the girls are discussing the highly requested book from their listeners, Untamed, by Glennon Doyle. Delanie shares some points and anecdotes from the audiobook with Kelsey as they reflect on their own social conditioning. Untamed encourages people to question their “training” and instead go inward to make decisions, and to ultimately trust their inner knowing. It explores misogyny, racism, religious indoctrination, homoph...
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April 19, 2021 64 min
The girls cover performance anxiety - everything from work, stage fright, and sex. They discuss the physical responses we can experience with performance anxiety, tips for managing it, and share personal stories. There’s talk of sweaty hands, nervous poops, and even the mention of playing patty cake with a wiener (take your best guess at who did that one). This episode was sponsored by Feals and BetterHelp. Start feeling better w...
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April 12, 2021 48 min
This week, the girls discuss the importance of sleep. They share information about the negative impacts of sleep deprivation on our health, the link between sleep avoidance and workaholism, different ways to regulate sleep, and they offer some tips from their own bedtime routine. Tune in to find out what puts Delanie to sleep no matter what time of day, and why Kelsey is currently training herself to sleep on her back! This episod...
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April 5, 2021 77 min
We are joined by emerging Indian-American television writer and former writer of Huffington Post, Nishima Gupta. An article Nishima wrote about her parents’ divorce gained a lot of traction and she has since been developing her story for the screen. During this episode, Nishima shares the moment she found out about her parents’ divorce (three years later while still living under the same roof), why they kept this information from...
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We are joined by narcissism expert, licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author, professor of psychology, distinguished speaker, and workplace consultant, Dr. Ramani Durvasula. Dr. Ramani offers information about the different types of narcissism, signs you might be in a relationship with a narcissist, the cycle of narcissistic abuse, how to safely leave a relationship with a narcissist, what one might experience after leav...
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March 22, 2021 56 min
Trigger warning: Some contents of this interview might be triggering to survivors of sexual abuse. The girls are joined by ex-porn star and internet personality, Jessie Rogers. Jessie shares what she wishes she knew before she got into the adult entertainment industry, misconceptions people have about sex work, what life has been like after leaving the industry, and what she encourages others to consider before becoming an adult f...
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March 15, 2021 89 min
This week we are joined by Walt Drennan, host of The Ask Me About My Type 1 Podcast and rider from the documentary, Bike Beyond, a film that follows 20 people with Type 1 diabetes as they journey across the country dismantling stereotypes and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Type 1 diabetes cure research. Walt shares his experience living with Type 1, the several different types of diabetes, the events that led to his...
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March 8, 2021 49 min
The girls discuss the book, The Power of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment, by Eckhart Tolle. The book offers guidance on how to be more present in our day-to-day, why observing our thoughts, surroundings, and interactions with a fresh lens is important, and how getting out of our head and tuning in to our body can help us connect with our true nature. The girls also share personal experiences surrounding presence and anxiety...
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