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Rick Helfrich on Letting Go of the Brakes in Life, Love and Faith {Podcast Episode #50}


Episode #50!!

I can’t believe it. Time has flown, and I have had an absolute blast with the first fifty episodes. I am so thankful for all of the guests who were willing to take time to be on the show, and I cannot thank you, my listeners, enough. As I thought about what to do for this special episode, there was one person who kept coming to mind. He has been so supportive of me, and encouraged me to continually step out of my comfort zone. He is someone that most of you do not know, but he is full of wisdom. Please give a special welcome to my husband, Rick Helfrich! This is probably the most raw and vulnerable episode I’ve released so far. We get very real about challenges in our marriage, and how we continue to work through them. On this episode, we talk about:

  • How Rick fell back in love with a childhood passion
  • How he stopped his sedentary lifestyle
  • How he went from taking a ride on the trails to signing up for a 30 mile race
  • How cycling changed him in other areas of his life
  • How he learned to Let Go of the Brakes
  • We get really honest about our marriage
  • How Rick didn’t feel needed, but was unable to express it
  • How I pressured him to be on the same spiritual path (or how I was a giant pain in the ass, in his words) :)
  • How compartmentalizing emotions and bottling them in is not good for any of us
  • How we continue to fight for our marriage
  • You are not alone in your marriage struggles

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode. We’re truly hoping that you can learn from our mistakes. You can connect with Rick on Twitter. You can view his blog series we referenced here.   As always, I am so appreciative of your honest iTunes reviews. Would you take two minutes and leave one here?


  1. Nearly perfect episode! So honest and transparent. Thank you for sharing this. Congrats on 50!

  2. Such a wonderful, real-world podcast. Thank you!

  3. I just finished listening to this one. I have to say I absolutely LOVED it. Raw and honest but full of inspiration and guidance too. It takes guts to be this open and honest and I know someone out there was inspired to work on their marriage thanks to you two. And Rick, love how candid you are. Refreshing! Please do another one at episode 75 and 100.

  4. I can’t believe I missed this milestone episode. LOVE your honest conversation, Rick’s message to husbands and how you show very specific ways to fight for your marriage are solid. I agree with Camilla, Rick needs to come back for other milestone episodes!

  5. What a brave husband you have! You are a lucky girl – this is wonderful content! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Thank you so much for linking up with me! I love the honesty and the transformation in this!

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