Sparking some serious joy this week is our #wingwoman, Helen Youn! Helen is one of the world's first Certified KonMari Consultants (a Master level KonMari Consultant at that!), and she guides and supports families all over to help them find more joy by creating organized spaces. She is a wealth of knowledge and makes the task of tidying up approachable and enjoyable. In our interview, Helen shares how she loves helping others discover their joy, how she admires a woman who lives her truth unapologetically, and how a few deep connections versus a bunch of casual friendships is the best for her soul. Continue reading to learn all about Helen!
1. What makes you happy?
It’s the little things - That first cup of coffee in the morning, a tidy home, candles burning, Jazz playing in the background and playing a boardgames with my husband and son.
2. What advice would you give your younger self?
Don’t worry about what other people think about your decisions. Focus on what’s important to you and what makes you happy. 3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?
At this point in time, I would love to wave my magic wand and solve the COVID-19 pandemic!
4. How did you find your purpose?
I found my purpose after going through a KonMari Method Tidying Festival - For me, it wasn’t about organizing my home but rather a self discovery journey where I considered every aspect of my life and made decisions based on what brought me joy, what aligned with my values and what I want to have in my life. It made such a huge difference in my life and took me on a completely different life path. I am so grateful I now get to help others do the same and be part of their journey to find their joy and live their best life.
5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?
Making friendships a priority. We’re all so busy with work/life/family commitments so it can be really difficult to make time for friends when other things take priority. It also takes effort from both sides so I find it hard to continue the effort to connect if I don’t feel the efforts are reciprocated.
6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?
I learned that I crave deeper connections and would rather have fewer deeper connections than lots of casual and superficial friendships.
7. Who are your SHEros (AKA female heroes)?
I am inspired by so many women around me who are strong in different ways. What they have in common is they aren’t afraid to live their truth and are unapologetic about who they are.
8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?
I am a big fan of The Papaya Podcast by Sarah Nicole Landry (@thebirdspapaya)
9. Where can we find you?
Youtube: Spark Joy with Helen