Life Changes Show, August 3, 2015
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure
Turn Struggles Into Success with Co-Author of Bestselling Book “Sexy With No Boundaries,” and Author of “Self-Aid – Inspirations to Turn Struggles Into Success, ” Helen Woo, and Musical Guest Folk Indie Singer/Songwriter Marie Danielle who herself found the courage to persevere, after just a little over a year ago, having had a brush with death in a violent domestic relationship. On The LIFE CHANGES Show – Radio Show #331
Depressed, Unhappy, Stuck in Life?
Then Take Your Cue from Helen Woo’s “Self-Aid” to Put Your Life Back on Track
Woo Offers the Transformative Thinking That Helped Her Overcome the Miseries in Her Life
Helen Woo endured her life. It wasn’t living. Raised in a restrictive traditional Chinese-American household, she experienced self-esteem issues, mental and physical abuse, grief, substance abuse, betrayal and depression. Yet she still managed to have a successful career that allowed her to build a bit of a nest egg. Later, when she invested it in a partnership with a close friend, only to have her partner steal all of the assets, that betrayal was the last straw. Alone and raising a son, Woo knew something had to change-and it wasn’t the world around her-it was the world within her.
Freed by the laughter she experienced watching Ellen DeGeneres each day, Woo realized that laughter was indeed the best medicine for her. During her healing, she started to read inspirational books, and as she did, she began to revise what she was reading into her own, positive, uplifting interpretations so that it directly applied to her. Each negative thought or emotion was then subjected to a “rewrite” in her mind, so that soon she could feel the shift in both her inner AND outer life.
Having experienced a philosophical and spiritual shift, Woo created the concept of Self-AID–an acronym that stands for Self-Aid (self-help), Esteem, Love/Laughter, Freedom, Attitude, Integrity, Dream. Her new book SELF-AID – Inspirations to Turn Struggles into Success (January, 2015), allows her readers to be inspired and uplifted by the very quotes that ultimately turned her life around. Each quote is followed by one of her unique “Wooisms” – the ideal way to interpret the quote to engineer a shift into a higher and better way of thinking. The book, divided into each of these categories, provides SELF-AID for anyone to lift out of their doldrums or depression and move into a life filled with joy, peace, gratitude and prosperity.
Woo is passionate about paying it forward–giving others the thrust they need to overcome whatever past traumas and dramas might have held them back. With her new book, her radio show, SELF-AID Success Stories, and her second book of the same title, due in the spring, Woo shares empowering and inspiring stories from successful entrepreneurs and public figures on how they overcame their own struggles and failures. Woo is also creating a SELF-AID foundation for empowerment that gives people the courage to change from a negative to a positive framework in their lives; leaving the struggle behind and experiencing the surge!
Woo is now an emerging speaker, writer and leader, who brings a welcome ultra-positive perspective to everything she does. SELF-AID Inspirations to Turn Struggles into Success is a key to opening up the reader’s heart and mind to re-frame his or her life from lackluster to luscious.
Ms. Woo would be happy to offer quotes and “Wooisms” from SELF-AID Inspirations to Turn Struggles into Success. For an engaging and shot-in-the-arm interview with Helen Woo, please send an email with the name of the show, your contact information, a proposed date and time, and the calling details.
Marie Danielle is an indie folk singer-songwriter originally from Pennsylvania now based in Los Angeles by way of New York City. In 2013, after a brush with death in a violent domestic relationship, Marie found the courage to share her demos with an artist she greatly admires, Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers).
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