Alana’s always been an epically positive influence in my life, but perhaps never more so than in the past couple of years. The courageous change she’s embraced lately is pretty bloody extraordinary.
So I’m super stoked that my dear older sister, bestie and fellow She Makes Magic creator — Alana Helbig — is sharing her story on the podcast today.
Five years ago, Alana started feeling like her life just wasn’t quite right somehow. Everything in her life didn’t seem to fit anymore: her job, her university studies, her toxic relationship with drugs and alcohol, even her sexuality.
Then her five-year relationship ended. Struggling to let go, Alana threw herself into a monumental journey of healing and for the first time in her life, began to truly own who she is.
Now Alana’s on a hunt for her true passion and purpose. And she’s taken a giant leap of faith to find it: this year she quit her corporate job in Brisbane, packed her life into Walter the Campervan and headed off on an epic “journey of soul discovery” around Australia — all alone.
It’s truly inspiring stuff, especially because this interview catches Alana right at the beginning of her trip, right in the beautiful free-fall that comes just after the leap.
In this interview, Alana and I talk about:
+ Embracing change when you’re not even sure what your calling or passion is.
+ How she financially budgeted for her epic nine-month, 30,000-kilometre campervanning journey around Australia.
+ How she faces the fear of not knowing what’s coming next, after the trip ends.
+ Using meditation and journalling to make sense of troubling thoughts and trigger points — and to activate creativity.
+ Her number one healing modality, which took her from a deeply depressed mess to truly owning who she is.
+ Why she believes following your passion can help heal the world.
+ How taking risks can be fulfilling.
+ Why truly knowing yourself is essential to living a successful, soulful life.
+ And a whole bunch more.
Listen to the podcast
My favourite quote from Alana’s interview is…
Resources Alana mentions in this interview:
+ Sexuality, dark fears and great truths — Alana’s blog post sharing her sexuality story.
+ 5 reasons why journaling will rock your world — Alana’s epic blog post on how to harness the power of journalling.
+ Nicole Mathieson, intimacy coach and kinesiologist.
Connect with Alana at:
- Blog: She Makes Magic (yup, right here!)
- Twitter: @shemakesmagic
- Faceboook: /shemakesmagic
- Google+: Alana Helbig
What’s your biggest take-away from this conversation with Alana? Share it with us in the comments below.
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