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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?

Chris LoCurto on Finding the Life and Business You Want {Podcast Episode #49}



Chris LoCurto joins me on the podcast today. I have been inspired by Chris for many years, and love his messages of hope, inspiration and leadership. Chris is an entrepreneur, speaker, and helps people find the life and business they want.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • How it took him 3 years to prepare to leave Dave Ramsey’s organization
  • Helping people is his passion
  • Continually listening to God and taking a leap of faith
  • How God prepares us to make big shifts in our lives
  • His transition was easier than he expected, but the emotions were harder
  • Gaining his first client before he left his job
  • Learning to trust God in everything
  • His decision to take care of God’s kids
  • Building a system that is growing itself
  • How he focuses on helping people change their lives
  • Chris’ LifePlan and how it is helping people find freedom
  • Finding out how we got to where we are, why we’re here, why we do the things we do, and how to blow them away, find out what our purpose is and blowing away those goals for the rest of their lives
  • Discovering what is deep down inside and changing the trajectory
  • If you’re stuck, you can change
  • You’re losing life when you stay stuck
  • Discover what is holding you back so you can move forward

You can follow Chris on his website or CLoTV. You can also check out his awesome podcast here. The episode we talked about that really helped me prior to my transition is here.

What did you take away from this episode? I’d love to hear your thoughts.


My next episode will be #50! Can you believe it?  I’d absolutely love to get to 50 reviews on Amazon by my 50th episode next week. If you have not reviewed the show, would you take 2 minutes and provide your insight? You can do that quickly here. Thank you so much!



A Favor to Ask

When I started this blog almost three years ago, I had absolutely no idea where it would lead.

I had no idea that I would interact with so many amazing people from all over the country. I had no idea that I would form friendships with people. I had no idea that I would be able to encourage others through my words. I had no idea that it would lead to starting a podcast.

It’s fun to look back and see how this journey has been full of twists and turns, and also lots of joy.

Today, I want to say:

(Creative Commons: Nate Gregg)

(Creative Commons: Nate Gregg)

Thank you for following my journey.

Thank you for interacting with me and providing feedback.

Thank you for encouraging me to keep sharing my work.

Thank you for inspiring me to continue to tell LifeChanger stories.

Thank you for listening to Right Where You Are.

I’m rapidly approaching my 50th episode of the podcast. I’ve loved sharing stories of people living differently and making a difference in the world. I have received great feedback from many of you, and I am incredibly thankful for your words.

Today, I’d love to ask a favor. If you’ve listened to the show, would you take 2 minutes and jump over to iTunes and leave a review? While I don’t get hung up on numbers with the blog or podcast, I would love to have 50 reviews before my 50th episode. More reviews help people find the show, and spread inspiring stories.


If there is anything I can do to help encourage you, please let me know!


Becoming Healthier {Podcast Episode #48}


Today, we are talking about becoming healthier. I share my experience over the last few months of learning to believe in myself and making changes.



We talk about:

  • There are so many different opinions on healthy eating
  • It can be so overwhelming
  • You need a coach
  • What a difference the switch flipping makes
  • Unexpected positive benefits: clear skin, stronger nails, clearer sinuses, digestive issues, more energy
  • Living without grain, caffeine, and chemicals and additives
  • Eating every 3-4 hours
  • Not experiencing cravings in the same way
  • Learning that I CAN do this!

Have you made changes to your eating? I’d love to hear what is working for you.


I’d be honored if you left an honest review on iTunes. Thank you!

Empty Shelf Challenge Book 9 and 10

I’ve joined Jon Acuff and thousands of others in committing to reading and filling an empty shelf this year. It has been so fun!

Here are quick reviews of Book 9 and 10.




Book #9Lasting Impressions: From Visiting to Belonging by Mark Waltz

This was a book I read for my new job as the Connections & Growth Director. It is all about how to welcome people into your community and help them get connected. I really enjoyed this book. It’s not for everyone, obviously, but if you are involved in church ministry and are looking for ideas for how to get people better connected, this is a great book for you.

Book #10Restless by Jennie Allen

I really enjoyed this book. I’ve recently started reading more of Jennie’s work, and the first thing that comes across is her heart. She is passionate about what she does. She’s also very honest about how she fought God for many years on her true calling. Wow, could I relate to that!

This book is her honest and heartfelt words about so many things. Why we feel restless, how to keep moving forward, and becoming who we are intended to be. I highly recommend this one!


You can read about the previous books I have read this year here, here, and here.

What are you reading? I’d love to hear!


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