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Help Me Be Me is an emotional toolkit for creating positive change in yourself. I like to think of it as self-help for people who hate self-help. I'm Sarah May, author/podcaster/all-around happy person, and these are the tools that work for me in my life. I think they'll work for you, too. For all the tools I offer, check out YayWithMe.com

What I share is my personal opinion and not a diagnosis for treatment. I am not a licensed therapist and this podcast is not a substitute for professional help. If you're suffering, please reach out to your local emergency services or call 9-1-1.

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Help Me Be Me is an emotional toolkit for creating positive change in yourself. I like to think of it as self-help for people who hate self-help. I'm Sarah May, author/podcaster/all-around happy person, and these are the tools that work for me in my life. I think they'll work for you, too. For all the tools I offer, check out YayWithMe.com

What I share is my personal opinion and not a diagnosis for treatment. I am not a licensed therapist and this podcast is not a substitute for professional help. If you're suffering, please reach out to your local emergency services or call 9-1-1.

Music theme created by www.BookerHillMusic.com

    Don’t Forget Yourself: Keeping Lightness in Your Life

    Don’t Forget Yourself: Keeping Lightness in Your Life

    This is a power-up (shorter) episode for anyone who has been living in a purely reactive state where they are going through the motions/dealing with thousands of to-do’s. It’s really easy to forget what is good and fun in your life and with that, we start expecting/seeing only the serious and dire around us. It’s also easy to forget what makes you You, and what makes that self-awesome. This is a little energy-setting reminder.

    This episode is sponsored by Better Help: online access to therapists, around the globe. If you want to support this show, use our code for 10% off your first month of therapy. Head to TryBetterHelp.com/HelpMeBeMe

    • 19 min
    Ep 136: Rock Bottom - Where to Go From Shame

    Ep 136: Rock Bottom - Where to Go From Shame

    This is for anyone who wakes up and feels like a different person. One who they really don’t like. And you can’t do anything about it. Maybe you did something really terrible and you thought you knew yourself, but you now realize you didn’t know yourself. It could be a shameful action or a revelation about yourself. It’s paralyzing and ugly and crippling in how it makes you feel. This is rock bottom. The f*****g worst of days. Where do you go from here? That’s what this episode is about. Because the hardest most impossible changes we make in life – are a choice. This is a shorter episode because it’s a simple message. The goal of this episode is to help you turn around.

    This episode is sponsored by Better Help: online therapy with licensed counselors, available around the globe. To get started and also help out this podcast, use our code and get 10% off your first month of therapy. Visit TryBetterHelp.com/HelpMeBeMe

    • 25 min
    Ep 135: Empty on the Inside - Attention-Seeking on the Outside

    Ep 135: Empty on the Inside - Attention-Seeking on the Outside

    How being overly identified with what others think is tied to a lack of self-love. This is for anyone who doesn’t trust themselves and generally doesn’t feel they’re a quality person. If you act in really selfish and self-destructive ways – maybe you betray others and lie or cheat. Or you feel really heavily identified with your body or your appearance, or the attention of others – but you don’t feel there’s much more that’s good about you and who you are, then this is for you. This is about beginning the process of understanding why this is happening and also starting to build up faith that you are a good person. The mindfulness books I mention in this episode are here:
    https://amzn.to/3izGVla
    https://amzn.to/32jI371
    https://amzn.to/2RkNBHY

    This episode is sponsored by Better Help: online therapy with licensed counselors, available around the globe. To get started and also help out this podcast, use our code and get 10% off your first month of therapy. Visit TryBetterHelp.com/HelpMeBeMe

    • 38 min
    Ep 134: How to Stop Insecurities From Hurting Your Relationship

    Ep 134: How to Stop Insecurities From Hurting Your Relationship

    If you have insecurities that come up and cause you to push your partner away or cling too closely, this is for you. Maybe you find that you are acting out in petty ways – like, starting fights. Or maybe it comes out in jealousy. When you get insecure, you are taken out of the present joy of a relationship, something that can make you feel haunted or like you are going crazy. The worst part of insecurities is you unfriend yourself in the process. You don’t feel you SHOULD feel the way you do, so it makes you feel s****y about yourself FOR feeling s****y about yourself. Often what we do in these situations is pretend it isn’t happening. So if this sounds true for you – this is an episode for you!
    As with all my episodes, there are 3 parts – the what, why, and how the tools.

    This episode is sponsored by Better Help: online therapy with licensed counselors, available around the globe. If you feel stuck in life or something is blocking you from the change you want to make, try Better Help – simply fill out a survey and they will match you with a counselor within 48 hours. And if you want to help out this podcast, use our code and get 10% off your first month of therapy: visit TryBetterHelp.com/HelpMeBeMe

    • 32 min
    When the Narcissist Contacts You Out of the Blue

    When the Narcissist Contacts You Out of the Blue

    This is for anyone who has escaped a relationship with a narcissist and they reach out to you, out of the blue – and how to navigate that situation. So if you were manipulated, taken advantage of, and could not find your way out of a relationship that left you feeling like the shell of a human – you were likely with a narcissist. Getting out of this kind of relationship is extremely difficult – so the eventual reach-out from this person might leave you feeling sick to your stomach. I send you my love and please stay strong!

    The two previous episodes I have done on this topic are here:
    https://soundcloud.com/helpmebeme/episode-50-how-to-break-away-from-a-narcissist-relationship
    https://soundcloud.com/helpmebeme/ep-111-how-to-tell-if-youre-dating-a-narcissist

    The book I mentioned that I like on this topic is here:
    https://amzn.to/3iFhYEC

    This episode is brought to you by Better Help: online access to therapists, around the globe. If you want to support this show, use our code for 10% off your first month of therapy. Head to TryBetterHelp.com/HelpMeBeMe

    • 24 min
    Ep 133: Stuck + Ambivalent: When You Can’t Make a Decision or Let Go

    Ep 133: Stuck + Ambivalent: When You Can’t Make a Decision or Let Go

    One of the hardest things to do is give up or accept a loss, even if we are unhappy and have been for a really long time. This is for anyone stuck in ambivalence over a decision to create a change in their life.
    Sometimes this happens when you are in a long relationship and you feel you can’t leave it – even though you are not happy and you don’t feel in love. Another common scenario is when you are in a field you don’t love but you have been to school for x number of years so you feel like you can’t leave now. It’s so scary to trust the feelings you have when you know they can sometimes change – especially when weighing this against something that is valuable in the eyes of the world.

    The book I referenced by Dan Ariely is here:
    https://amzn.to/2DwW9bl


    This episode is brought to you by Better Help: online therapy with licensed counselors, available around the globe. If you want to help out this podcast, use our code and get 10% off your first month of therapy, visit TryBetterHelp.com/HelpMeBeMe

    • 30 min

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Amazing !

This is my favorite podcast and i'm always looking forward to listen to new episodes. Keep going

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Solid guidance for the rough waters of life

I am so grateful to have found this podcast at this season in my life where I am struggling with a confusing relationship and questioning myself. Sarah May gives guidance like a best friend. I bought her book “Help Me Be Me” because of this podcast and it is a treasure too. If you are looking for some direction, self betterment, and insight into relationships—look no further.

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