Coming into Focus with Helen Tansey

Coming into Focus with Helen Tansey

Welcome to "Coming into Focus," formerly known as "Feminine Warrior." Get ready to expand your horizons and discover the world within and around you. Join your host, Helen Tansey, as she takes you on a journey of self-discovery, helping you understand who you truly are and how to live life to the fullest. Helen engages in meaningful conversations with thought leaders, inspiring women and men, accomplished authors, talented actors, wise spiritual leaders, and wellness experts. As we navigate through life, our focus evolves, shifts, and at times, even fades away. But amidst this ever-changing landscape, the most important part of our journey is the process of "coming into focus." You'll be inspired by the stories of others who have traveled the path of self-discovery and found their focus.


February 23, 2024 52 mins

On this final episode of the session, I wanted to bring back Lee Marie Jacobs. Lee has been a guest on my show before, and I invited her back today to help us close out 2023 and guide us in setting intentions for 2024. Lee shares some valuable tips on aligning our purpose and soul for the upcoming year through the creation of power words, vision boards, and writing an "I AM" letter envisioning where you see yourself in 2024. Lee im...

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On this episode of Coming Into Voice, I'm trying something new with a solo episode, a first for me. I delve into my life experiences, transitioning from being a survivor of abuse and addiction to embracing a more expansive mindset of surrender.

Please be advised that this episode may be triggering for some individuals. I want to emphasize that I am not a therapist; this is simply my perspective on how I've navigated life. If you f...

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October 13, 2023 45 mins

Geneviève is a Canadian actress who has graced film, TV, and voice-over. Geneviève just wrapped up production on a documentary called "The Grey Zone," in which she shares her journey into aging and allowing her hair to go grey.

In this episode, we discuss our thoughts and feelings surrounding aging, why we need to see more women aging in a positive light, and what made her embrace her exquisite grey mane of hair.

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September 21, 2023 53 mins

Courtney is an extraordinary individual, brimming with drive and a zest for life. She's an actor, writer, artist, Reiki practitioner, crystal expert, and now, an entrepreneur.

Courtney is the creative force behind The Urban + The Mystic, a brand specializing in unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for life's special occasions. From personalized oak gift boxes to thoughtfully priced bundles and intricately engraved crystals, her products ar...

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Lee is a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor, as well as a Clinical Nutritionist. She has been featured in Glamour, The Marilyn Dennis Show, The Morning Show, Breakfast Television, Women’s Health, Dr. Oz, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Time Inc., along with many others.

Lee is the author of "Beautiful Money" (Penguin Random House), as well as her recent book "Auric Living" (Waterside). Lee is an international speaker with Success Speaker...

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Chantal is a platinum-selling, Juno award-winning artis. Hailing from Winnipeg, she has amassed over a billion streams, leaving an indelible mark on the music industry. Her talent extends beyond her own artistry, as she has written songs for renowned artists like Kendrick Lamar, Britney Spears, Joe Cocker, and Josh Groban. Chantal's contributions to music have earned her a well-deserved place in the hearts of many.

In addition to ...

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May 4, 2023 45 mins

Talia helps adults suffering from poor sleep, daytime sleepiness and other sleep-related issues. As a sleep coach and consultant, sleep educator and deliverer of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia, Talia optimizes your ability to sleep and feel rested through goal setting, education, resources and helping implement incremental behavioural and lifestyle changes that will have a compounding positive effect on your sleep and we...

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April 11, 2023 47 mins

This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with author, speaker and activist Ashton Applewhite.

This conversation will change the way you think and view aging.  Ashton shares her research on aging and helps us to shift the words we use when we speak about age and confront our own biases around aging.

Her book “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism" is a must read.  It is packed with so ...

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Jules Blaine Davis is a kitchen healer, a TED speaker and one of Goop’s leading experts on women’s healing. She is on a fierce journey to spread permission, freedom, beauty and LOVE like wildfire all over our phenomenal lives, in and out of the kitchen. Over the last fifteen years in private practice, leading retreats and gathering circles of women in the kitchen and around the fire, she has cooked up a movement inside a forever c...
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Maya spent many years in front of the camera as a principal actor. Even at such a young age, she was intrigued by the magic of movie-making. She knew early on that this industry was her true calling and decided to explore other avenues of it in her mid 20's. She has a genuine love of the industry, and equipped with the understanding of what it takes to be in it as an agent, she wants to assist other actors to grow and move forward...
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December 29, 2022 52 mins
Get ready to fall in love with Jean Parker and Rachel Smith in this honest and heartwarming conversation. These incredible sisters had a hit show on The Food Network called The Baker Sisters. Since The Baker Sisters, the pair have appeared as baking experts on the Marilyn Denis Show, ET Canada and are seasoned judges at the Midland Butter Tart Festival as well as other sweet show-downs across the province. The Baker Sisters ha...
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December 15, 2022 45 mins
Kim Alexis was part of an elite team of models who rose to “supermodel” status in the 1980’s. Kim’s career started when she was discovered at the young age of 17. Kim could be seen repeatedly on magazine covers and had over 500 worldwide covers including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and set the cover record for Glamour. In 1983 she became one of the most recognizable faces in America. She rounded out her supermodel stat...
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December 10, 2022 45 mins
This week's episode with Ken Duckworth is one of my favourite episodes that I have had the opportunity to do. Ken has been featured on CNN, CBS, BBC and the New York Times. His book is already a best seller and if you or anyone you know suffers from Mental Illness, this book is a must read. Ken Duckworth's journey into psychiatry stared when he was a boy growing up with with a dad who experienced a severe bipolar disorder. His ...
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Elisa and Alison are the founders of Soulku. Soulku is a heartfelt company that sells a collection of jewelry that is simple and meaningful. They began with necklaces inspired by the healing properties of gemstones and the spiritual laws of attraction, belief, and intention. They sell necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and each piece is handcrafted by one of their employees called “mama’s makers”. Elisa and Allison run their busi...
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Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietician and Menopause Expert. In the past 27 years she has helped thousands of women master menopause through nutrition, hormones and self-advocacy. Esther has appeared on Dr Oz, The Today Show, ABC-TV and she has also been featured on Goop, Forbes, Time Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, IN Style Magazine, Bazaar and Self Magazine just to name a few. Her latest best selling book, "See Ya Later, Ovu...
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"You are whole body, whole mind, whole spirit, all the time. When you experience all of you at once, anything is possible.” This is a quote from world renowned yogi Tara Stiles. She shares her wisdom on yoga, being authentic and embracing age. Tara Stiles is the co-founder of Strala Yoga, best-selling author, and well-being expert. Tara revolutionized yoga for millions, transforming a practice so often seen as dogmatic, and gur...
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September 16, 2022 44 mins
In this episode of Feminine Warrior Dianne and Helen speak with the extraordinary Amy E. Goodman. Amy is a multi-faceted powerhouse, she began her career in women’s magazines, as an editor and correspondent at In Style, a senior editor at All You, an editor-at-large for Southern Living and Coastal Living, and a contributing editor for Rodale's Organic Life Magazine. She’s collaborated with countless others such as Marie Claire, Peo...
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August 25, 2022 34 mins
In this episode of Feminine Warrior Helen and Dianne speak with a consumer’s best friend Trae Bodge. Trae is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance, and retail. She has appeared on the Today Show, GMA3, NBC Nightly News, and Inside Edition. Trea is a regular contributor at Marketwatch, MSN, and Millie Magazine. Her expertise has appeared in Forbes,, Kip...
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August 19, 2022 40 mins
In this episode of Feminine Warrior Dianne and Helen speak with the brilliant and powerful Marianne Williamson. Marianne is a bestselling author, political activist, and spiritual thought leader. For over three decades Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 14 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers. A quote from the mega-bestseller A Return to Love, "O...
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August 10, 2022 35 mins
In this episode of Feminine Warrior Helen and Dianne speak with the upbeat and driven Meaghan B Murphy, an editor, on-air personality, lifestyle and health expert, a home-hack master, certified trainer and author of Your Fully Charged Life: A Radically Simple Approach to Having Endless Energy and Filling Every Day with YAY (Penguin Random House). Meaghan was named Editor-in-Chief of Woman’s Day, charged with re-energizing the bran...
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