Untangled | stories about untangling from society's giant rule book
About This Show
Have you ever asked: “Is this all there is to life?” Untangled explores the lives of people who have questioned our social systems, constructs and norms and chosen to live life in a different, often unconventional way. Through honest storytelling, Untangled explores one focal question: what does it really take to untangle from society’s giant rule book, move away from the mundane and embark on a search for something more? Join host Alana Helbig as she interviews ordinary people about their choice to live not-so-ordinary lives, touching on topics such as slow and simple living, alternatives to the 9-5, sustainability, solo travel, activism, lesbianism, feminism and patriarchy, indigenous cultures, spirituality, financial security and more. These are captivating stories where we ask intimate questions about people's lives before, during and after their untangling. We look at the how, the why and the internal and external shifts required to live an untangled life.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
030: Escaping the city in search of the wild, with Claire Dunn
Claire Dunn says her work as an environmental campaigner left her burnt out and disillusioned about humans relationship with the natural world. So she quit her job, left her partner of 5 years and her house by the ocean, extracting herself from modern life to live in the Australian bush. While Claire learnt many skills to live off the land, built a shelter with her bare hands, navigated encounters with the wild creatures of the forest, I think what touched me most was Claire’s internal journey. Claire says she was addicted to achieving, doing, striving and proving her worth and it was the forest that brought her back into the flow of her feminine. Claire eventually realised she was not there to just learn skills or to slow down – although that was part of it – but she was there to learn how to be a woman again. Claire’s book “My Year Without Matches: Escaping the City in search of the Wild”, is her memoir of this year-long forest retreat. RESOURCES MENTIONED + My Year Without Matches: escaping the city in search of the wild, Claire Dunn CONNECT WITH CLAIRE + Website: naturesapprentice.com.au + Facebook: /natures-apprentice OTHER WAYS TO ENJOY THIS PODCAST + Listen on Apple Podcasts+ Listen on Spotify + Listen on Stitcher Radio + Subscribe by email to get untangling stories delivered straight to your inbox CONTRIBUTE TO THE CREATION OF UNTANGLED If my show has helped, inspired or spoken to you, it is with humble gratitude that I ask for your support through a small financial contribution. Each Untangled episode takes me about three days in total to produce. There is also a monthly outlay for hosting and software expenses. I am a one-woman show and I do and pay for everything myself. From as little as $1 a month, your support will help to cover the costs associated with producing and hosting the show. To make a contribution, head to the Patreon page here.Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Touches The Heart
This is one of my favorite podcasts! I have a lot of admiration for Alana as she has the courage to bare her soul in the interest of helping other women who are on similar journeys. Every interview is raw, authentic and inspiring! Definitely worth a listen :)
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of
Love love love!!!
Untangled is by far my favourite podcast. I love the raw honesty, vulnerability, realness and authenticity of both the guests and Alana. Alana's interview style is so inspiring - she manages to ask all the questions I am thinking in my head!!! I just love this show so much and can't wait for each new episode (which I listen to on repeat until the next one drops). Thank you so much Alana for all you are offering to women (and men).
Date published: 2016-09-13