131 episodes

Things That Will Help is a podcast that explores what it’s like to be human, and how to find tools to feel clear, grounded, and happier. Each week, an episode full of rich story-telling and embodied practices that bring the themes Buffy discusses to real life. These stories ahead do not negate the hard or the darkness, but rather point to the lighthouses along the way.

Things That Will Help Buffy Barfoot

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 144 Ratings

Things That Will Help is a podcast that explores what it’s like to be human, and how to find tools to feel clear, grounded, and happier. Each week, an episode full of rich story-telling and embodied practices that bring the themes Buffy discusses to real life. These stories ahead do not negate the hard or the darkness, but rather point to the lighthouses along the way.

    Cell Support Will Help

    Cell Support Will Help

    Today's episode explores how we can cultivate joy, health, and happiness without turning our faces away from the pain of the world, which sometimes asks for our attention and other times demands it. Buffy recorded this at a time where a non-binary student was murdered in a bathroom, and where war ravages across the Middle East and beyond. These are times that, as Buffy teacher says, are "relentless and exhausting," as she calls us to take better care of ourselves now, more than ever. When we strengthen a cell in the body, we strengthen the body.

    🌱 Learn more about how to work with/hire Buffy.

    🌱 Leave a tip in Venmo: @BuffyTTWH

    🌱 Become a supporter of the podcast on Patreon! Patreon members support the production of the podcast and in return receive embodiment episodes, bonus content, and more here.

    🌱 If you have a question for a future AMA or would like to hear Buffy work your question(s) into an episode, submit them here!

    🌱To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email buffymiranda@gmail.com.

    🌱 Follow Buffy on Instagram at @buffymiranda or @thingsthatwillhelppod.

    Contributors: Buffy Barfoot (Host and Producer). Alex Ammons (Producer and Editor). Matthew Cooper (Original music). Cover art by Ritual Made.

    • 19 min
    Tricia Get a Buggy Will Help

    Tricia Get a Buggy Will Help

    How do you make decisions? Swiftly and suddenly? Do you let ideas marinate before you move forward? Buffy's story about Tricia's buggy (southern for "shopping cart") illustrates the wisdom of our desires, and how sometimes pausing can give us the space to  hear them truly and clearly.

    Can we begin to normalize the practice of checking in with ourselves before we make decisions; pausing, breathing, and seeing what changes? Buffy talks about this, and more, in this week's episode.

    🌱 Learn more about how to work with/hire Buffy.

    🌱 Leave a tip in Venmo: @BuffyTTWH

    🌱 Become a supporter of the podcast on Patreon! Patreon members support the production of the podcast and in return receive embodiment episodes, bonus content, and more here.

    🌱 If you have a question for a future AMA or would like to hear Buffy work your question(s) into an episode, submit them here!

    🌱To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email buffymiranda@gmail.com.

    🌱 Follow Buffy on Instagram at @buffymiranda or @thingsthatwillhelppod.

    Contributors: Buffy Barfoot (Host and Producer). Alex Ammons (Producer and Editor). Matthew Cooper (Original music). Cover art by Ritual Made.

    • 22 min
    More Ganesh Will Help

    More Ganesh Will Help

    Today's episode is a continuation of Episode 126, Ganesh Will Help. Buffy completes the birth story and shares more about the lessons we can learn from this buoyant deity. Ganesh's rich lessons include how to gracefully be in the middle of something, authenticity and intimacy, and how we can ask deeper and better questions about and of ourselves.

    🌱 Find the accompanying playlist to this week's episode here.

    🌱 Learn more about how to work with/hire Buffy.

    🌱 Leave a tip in Venmo: @BuffyTTWH

    🌱 Become a supporter of the podcast on Patreon! Patreon members support the production of the podcast and in return receive embodiment episodes, bonus content, and more here.

    🌱 If you have a question for a future AMA or would like to hear Buffy work your question(s) into an episode, submit them here!

    🌱To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email buffymiranda@gmail.com.

    🌱 Follow Buffy on Instagram at @buffymiranda or @thingsthatwillhelppod.

    Contributors: Buffy Barfoot (Host and Producer). Alex Ammons (Producer and Editor). Matthew Cooper (Original music). Cover art by Ritual Made.

    • 26 min
    New Towns Will Help

    New Towns Will Help

    How can we help ourselves feel safe instead of bracing for impact?

    We get curious.

    Just like we might be if we found ourselves in a new town. Entering a new place - physically, mentally, or emotionally - with a spirit of wonder and curiosity can create a completely different experience than defaulting to old patterns of fear, pain, and anxiety. Buffy talks about her ankle replacement recovery to elaborate on this gorgeous metaphor and walks listeners through practical ways to build new patterns, pathways, and discoveries for ourselves.

    🌱 Find the accompanying playlist to this week's episode here.

    🌱 Learn more about how to work with/hire Buffy.

    🌱 Leave a tip in Venmo: @BuffyTTWH

    🌱 Become a supporter of the podcast on Patreon! Patreon members support the production of the podcast and in return receive embodiment episodes, bonus content, and more here.

    🌱 If you have a question for a future AMA or would like to hear Buffy work your question(s) into an episode, submit them here!

    🌱To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email buffymiranda@gmail.com.

    🌱 Follow Buffy on Instagram at @buffymiranda or @thingsthatwillhelppod.

    Contributors: Buffy Barfoot (Host and Producer). Alex Ammons (Producer and Editor). Matthew Cooper (Original music). Cover art by Ritual Made.

    • 22 min
    Ganesh Will Help

    Ganesh Will Help

    Buffy tells stories of the Hindu deity Ganesha, or Ganapati.  Mythology can be used as a tool to help us see ourselves more clearly, no matter our religion, prayer, or conversation we are having with the divine. This is a human conversation and an invitation into a deeper experience of yourself through the keeper of the threshold, Ganesh, and the wisdom he offers us.

    🌱 Find the accompanying playlist to this week's episode here.

    🌱 Learn more about how to work with/hire Buffy.

    🌱 Leave a tip in Venmo: @BuffyTTWH

    🌱 Become a supporter of the podcast on Patreon! Patreon members support the production of the podcast and in return receive embodiment episodes, bonus content, and more here.

    🌱 If you have a question for a future AMA or would like to hear Buffy work your question(s) into an episode, submit them here!

    🌱To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email buffymiranda@gmail.com.

    🌱 Follow Buffy on Instagram at @buffymiranda or @thingsthatwillhelppod.

    Contributors: Buffy Barfoot (Host and Producer). Alex Ammons (Producer and Editor). Matthew Cooper (Original music). Cover art by Ritual Made.

    • 20 min
    The Root Will Help

    The Root Will Help

    Calling all worriers! What if you could see how you spend your time in a visual form, like a pie chart? How big of a pie slice would be spent worrying, ruminating, or projecting into the future? Buffy opens this episode with this pie chart image and takes listeners immediately stories that illuminate how getting to the root - the truth - of a story can reduce our time spent fretting. She ties up the episode with practical tips on how to either a) get to the root and b) move energy if the root feels inaccessible for the moment.

    Alex's websites are For The Love Media (website design) and The Door Beyond (for end of life hands-on care and support).

    🌱 Find the accompanying playlist to this week's episode here.

    🌱 Learn more about how to work with/hire Buffy.

    🌱 Leave a tip in Venmo: @BuffyTTWH

    🌱 Become a supporter of the podcast on Patreon! Patreon members support the production of the podcast and in return receive embodiment episodes, bonus content, and more here.

    🌱 If you have a question for a future AMA or would like to hear Buffy work your question(s) into an episode, submit them here!

    🌱To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email buffymiranda@gmail.com.

    🌱 Follow Buffy on Instagram at @buffymiranda or @thingsthatwillhelppod.

    Contributors: Buffy Barfoot (Host and Producer). Alex Ammons (Producer and Editor). Matthew Cooper (Original music). Cover art by Ritual Made.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

FocoLeah ,

So healing - magic

Buffy’s words, stories, and nuggets of wisdom are truly magic. So rich, potent, and wise. Each episode is so moving and thought-provoking. I can’t say enough about this podcast. Much thanks to you, Buffy, for sharing your gift. I tell as many people as I can about you. Keep going!

stickymangofeet ,

Tranquility for the Soul

Buffy’s podcast is magical. Some people are angels on Earth. Some words are touched divinity. Buffy’s words are truly this. I am in awe of her talent and wisdom and love and look forward to each episode.

CalGed ,

Little gifts

Listening to Buffy weave a story together and share a lesson on life is a gift. Her reflections are simple yet profound and land straight in the heart. She is genuine and thoughtful with every word. Carving a little space out to listen to her podcast will leave you feeling connected and nourished.

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