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Helen Owen

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Based in LA but living elsewhere booking@helen-owen.com more on HELENOWEN.BLOG πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ watch my new IGTV VIDEO

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How are you Saturday-ing? β˜€οΈ
Humble reminder that we did Algarve before The Bachelor did
When I was 22 I had my first anxiety attack. Only a few months before that moment, I was living under the assumption that the phrase “anxiety attack” was synonymous with “omg I’m totally freaking out”. My first experience with an anxiety attack was so traumatic that in the following months I quite literally fueled my anxiety with more fear, letting my terror of the anxiety itself double over and take control of my mind.  I worked through some scary moments, during the worst of which I was so fearful of my own fear that I couldn’t leave the house without feeling consumed by it. I would scour the web for advice hoping to find others who might be in similar states, all the while terrified that I’d have to battle this feeling for the rest of my life.  Fast forward to today. When I feel anxiety now, I let it pass through me. I no longer fear the feeling, and I’m no longer obsessively self-diagnosing nonexistent signs of another attack coming on.  Through overcoming my sudden battle with anxiety I learned the sheer power of my mind. With my mind alone, I could create a state of physical distress in my body within seconds. But it also taught me that mindfulness can bring me right back, and then some.  It’s this untapped power of my mind that peaks my curiosity with meditation, yoga and similar, mind-clearing exercises. While I don’t battle anxiety to the extreme degree I did at 22, I do have days where I feel my mind racing in a million different directions. I’d love to build a little place inside where I can go and sit still for a while.  I know everyone’s struggles with anxiety and depression differ, but after overcoming the worst of my battle with it, I now see how many young people suffer from similar variations of what I know to be one of the most unpleasant headspaces to be stuck in.  My @aloyoga fam has started an incredible movement to bring free online yoga + mediation courses to schoolkids who may need them more than they know. In
Feels like an appropriate time to start daydreaming about summer. (PS have you seen my blog post from our trip to Malta? Go to HELENOWEN.BLOG πŸŒŠπŸ’»)
Happy Sunday, you’re doing great 😜
Life’s better in Palm Springs πŸ”†πŸ“ΈπŸŒ΅ here’s a little BTS iPhone photo from what we’re shooting down here this week! Huge thank you to the charming @korakia for letting us shoot around this perfect oasis
Life in a painting ✍🏼
Two weeks ago from today I was in Melbourne on a boat going to a festival to see @rufusdusol play πŸ›₯🌴🎢 *cut to present moment on the couch in sweatpants while it pours rain in Los Angeles
I found a product that successfully rescues my hair from myself... the new @pantene at-home hair treatment #pantenerescueshots. How I restore my damaged hair back to shiny and healthy on my new blog post! βœ¨πŸ› #playrescuereset #ad
All the way in Australia and still setting my friends up on dates πŸ’žπŸ“² Feeling waaay more included in the dating app scene (as a very taken person) thanks to the new dating app Ship that has me playing *professional* matchmaker in my friends dating lives @getshipped @betches #getshipped #letsdothisship
Where jet lag is made (watching all of season 2 of Shameless doesn’t help either) πŸ’Ίβœ¨πŸŒ™ in my usual @aloyoga travel uniform
Life in a bikini, chapter 26 πŸ‘™πŸ’«πŸ“– Wearing @alexiastam_official @alexiastam1988 #alexiastam #sandymood #alexiastammermaids

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