Untangled | stories about untangling from society's giant rule book
By Alana Helbig
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Have you ever asked: “Is this all there is to life?” Untangled explores the lives of people who have questioned our social systems, constructs and norms and chosen to live life in a different, often unconventional way. Through honest storytelling, Untangled explores one focal question: what does it really take to untangle from society’s giant rule book, move away from the mundane and embark on a search for something more? Join host Alana Helbig as she interviews ordinary people about their choice to live not-so-ordinary lives, touching on topics such as slow and simple living, alternatives to the 9-5, sustainability, solo travel, activism, lesbianism, feminism and patriarchy, indigenous cultures, spirituality, financial security and more. These are captivating stories where we ask intimate questions about people's lives before, during and after their untangling. We look at the how, the why and the internal and external shifts required to live an untangled life.
||Explicit025: Untangling in partnership: choosing between love and the truth of your heart, with Vienda Maria||Vienda Maria has lived a very nomadic, transient life since her late teens. She’s actively designed a business and lifestyle that allows her to do what she loves – travel and follow her free-spirited heart. After falling in love with her Canadian...||21 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit024: Van life, home schooling and breaking out of the box: how one Facebook post changed Bionca Smith’s life||Bionca Smith was living a very comfortable life. A successful entrepreneur, living in a Condo, with a fancy BMW. Yet, Bionca says she was living pay check to pay check, her son Carter was struggling in school and she was struggling to keep the...||8 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit023: I'm a wild woman living in the wilderness – Miriam Lancewood||The term wild woman has become a bit of a fad in the feminine spiritual uprising. But today I’m speaking with a true wild woman. Miriam Lancewood spent six years in the New Zealand wilderness with her husband Peter, hiking, exploring, hunting,...||25 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUntangled season 4 returns March 2018||Have you ever asked: “Is this all there is to life?” Untangled explores the lives of people who have questioned our social systems, constructs and norms and chosen to live life in a different, often unconventional way. Through honest storytelling,..||24 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit022: The influence of capitalism on our spirits, with Lyla June||The influence of the capitalist system on our spirits: this was the theme of discussion I proposed to Lyla June when we began our interview. You see, Lyla June’s story is quite different from those we’ve heard previously. Believing that capitalism..||26 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit021: Navigate on Trust, with Fenja Sepers||Back in 2012, Fenja Sepers traded her job and home in Amsterdam for a surfboard and a suitcase and the plan to have no plan. She figured that our understanding of life and the world is not generated through reasoning, but through experiencing, and so...||13 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: digging up the suppressed histories of women, with Max Dashú||Max Dashú is a teacher of global women’s history and cultural heritages. She’s the founder of the Suppressed Histories Archives which researches female spheres of power, mother-right cultures, patriarchy, the history of domination, and spiritual...||30 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit019: Untangling from an old life and transitioning into something new, with Alana Helbig||The core question driving Untangled season 3 has been: what does it really take to follow the inner pull to create a meaningful life? After interviewing almost 40 men and women from all around the world on this topic, what I’ve come to realise is...||15 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit018: The simple experiment, with Frances Murray||A couple of weeks back, my partner Clayton and I took an adventure in Walter the Campervan to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia. Frances Murray, her partner Tyler and her two young children Olive and Jude, welcomed us onto their newly...||2 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit017: Dare to slow down, with Laura Storm||Laura Storm knew from a very young age that her passion was in the realm of environmental sustainability. Her entire career has been focused on creating transformation to more sustainable societies. She’s rubbed shoulders with people like Richard...||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit016: You’ve got to realise you’re a powerful being, with James Aspey||Vegan Activist James Aspey says his untangling began when he landed a dream job on a cruise ship, swapping out his drug-taking party life for meditation and veganism. During a 10 day meditation course, James had the inspiration to take a 365 day vow...||4 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit015: speaking to the plants, with Dani Gallagher||Dani Gallagher is the folk herbalist behind Roaming Soul Apothecary, a collective of wildcrafted plant medicine. Dani says her untangling began in her late teens when she became sick with a mysterious illness. Passed around from doctor to doctor to...||5 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit014: what does it take to live a good life? with Eric Zimmer||If you’re a podcast fan, you’re probably familiar with Eric Zimmer, host of the hugely popular and successful The One You Feed podcast. Eric says he was forced into the realm of self-help because he was dying. At the age of 25 he was a homeless...||22 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit013: Follow your 'f**k yes' feeling, with Deanne Love||Here is an interview I’ve been wanting to bring to you for quite some time. I starting ‘stalking’ – in all the good ways – Hoop dance teacher Deanne Love in 2016 when I took up hooping. Instantly, I fell in love with her cheekiness,...||24 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit012: the spontaneity of my life puts me in the way of miracles, with Frank Jay Porcaro||Three years ago Frank Jay had poured all his money and more into his business. He’d lost his apartment, was sleeping in his jeep and was showering in gyms. Frank Jay says his family was questioning his life choices and he started to think he should...||10 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit011: move to your own rhythm and beat, with Lauren Aletta||Back in 2013, I began one of the biggest untanglings of my life. My relationship had broken down, I was half way through a degree I hated, I felt like I no longer fit into my corporate job and I wasn’t being honest with myself about who I was. What...||12 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit010: when your gifts are not what you or society expects them to be, with Alana Helbig||Inspired by some insight I had on my morning walk this morning, today’s episode features just me, jamming on what I’ve learnt during the search for my ‘soul gifts’ over the past 18 months. I share: + How I turned down the volume on the story...||6 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit009: breaking out of the old system to create something new, with Candy Royalle||Ten years ago, Candy Royalle says she was ‘dying inside’. Using recreational drugs, working in a job she hated, ridden with anxiety and completely disassociated from herself. Candy says she was hiding herself from her family and, well, from...||30 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit008: what would you do if you weren't afraid? with Erfan Daliri||At the age of 28, Erfan Daliri finds himself living in his parent's garage. He's divorced, has sold everything he owns and he's about to undertake a very conscious journey of untangle-ment. In this interview Erfan and I explore: + The series of...||28 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit007: the power that lies between your thighs with Lisa Lister||Lisa Lister, menstrual maven, Hay House author and creator of SHE Flow, says that her untangling arrived in the form of a "kick in the ovaries". Originally a magazine and TV journalist, Lisa could no longer do the work she loved because of incredible...||21 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit006: Leaving behind 'safe' for a life of freedom with Mandie Mitchell||I first came into contact with Mandie Mitchell over a year ago when she reached out to me after discovering She Makes Magic: The Podcast Series. As synchronicity would have it, Mandie and I were walking very similar paths at the time. I'd just left my..||24 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005: Lean into the mystery of the feminine, with Sarah Durham Wilson||This week’s Untangled interview is with DoItGirl’s Sarah Durham Wilson. I’m going to urge you to put down whatever you are doing and give this podcast the energy and time it deserves. Sarah talks us through her transition...||11 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit004: you've got to have faith with Erin Telford||Ten years ago Erin Telford was working in the glamourous world of fashion. She should have been happy. Fashion had been her life-long dream. Instead she was burnt out and stressed out. Knowing it was time to make a change – but having no idea what...||29 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit003: Lesbianism and feminism: Risks, consequences and purpose, with Chris Sitka||In this episode we’re getting untangled with Chris Sitka, lesbian elder and feminist activist. We adventure into: + Her story of coming out as a lesbian in the seventies when the consequences and risks of doing so were high. + How she...||1 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit002: Let life live through you with Lauren Aletta||In this episode we’re getting untangled with Lauren Aletta, Intuitive coach and creator of Inner Hue. We adventure into: + Lauren’s experience with panic attacks, anxiety and burn out at the end of 2015 and what she did to move...||1 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit001: Feel it. Don't think it. with Alana Helbig||In this very first episode of Untangled, I’m getting untangled with myself. Ha! As I’ll be asking other women to share their intimate stories, I thought it only fair that I open the series with my own story and share with you where I’m...||21 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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In this crazy world where not much makes sense anymore, the Untangled Podcasts are so refreshingly honest and inspiring. I love the realness and rawness of the conversations, no fakers here only the change makers who not only make you feel amazing about yourself but inspire you to keep walking this path of light.
So worth a listen, can’t wait to hear more!
Writer, Speaker, Seeker
The Panel riffing on all things about Spirituality and Motherhood was absolutely AMAZING! This was an interview for not only mothers, but anyone who wants to look at the ways they take care of themselves and the loving relationships they have with those around them… SO FLIPPING BEAUTIFUL…. My cup is full!
Conversations for the soul
Alana has outdone herself with this podcast. Full of soulful , insightful conversations that make you feel like you are not alone in the wild journey of the soul. Alana's free flow conversation style allows guests to tap into their own intuitive wisdom. Alana creates a space that is unafriad to revel in the raw, dark and the unknown. Thank you Alana x