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One Flawed Mortal

One Flawed Mortal

By Ysmay
Each and every one of us is simply one flawed mortal stumbling towards enlightenment, and if you're anything like most people, your flawed brain is getting in the way.

But it doesn't have to.

Tune into One Flawed Mortal and start undoing the years of bad mental and spiritual habits that have kept you stuck in the muck.

New episodes air whenever the stars align, which just happens to be about twice a week.🤷🏼‍♀️
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Ep02: How to Begin Happiness Work

One Flawed Mortal

Ep12: Your Unconscious Mind Rules The Roost
Your unconscious mind is a complex structure that is more responsible for your actions and decisions than anything else. In this episode, I share examples of how my unconscious mind has ruled me, and how I have begun to make positive changes despite my unconscious. Show notes are available at
March 12, 2021
Ep11: Mortals don’t cope well with uncertainty
The big underlying problem with uncertainty is that it causes stress and anxiety. Mortals have a deep and abiding fear of the unknown, and our brains are programmed to be this way. In 2015, a team of researchers conducted a study to chart the amount of stress induced on participants as a result of uncertainty. I discuss the study and bigger concerns with uncertainty in this episode of One Flawed Mortal. Find the transcript and links over at
February 10, 2021
I’m out of town. We will resume next week.
My apologies, but no show this week. You can catch up with previous episodes and find show notes at
January 29, 2021
Ep10: I’m me! He’s him! You’re you!
Let’s talk about identity. And Bill Hicks. Show notes and more are over at
January 23, 2021
Ep09: Help! I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole and I can’t get up!
Like the title says. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Show notes and more (lol) are over at
January 18, 2021
Ep08: I am one deeply flawed mortal
Well, this episode didn’t go the way I intended. This is way more personal than I intended.  In fact, this is the first of a series I’m calling Captain’s Log.  Show notes and more are over at
January 14, 2021
Ep07: You Control Your Reactions
You can’t control a whole lot, but you can control how you react. Show notes and more available at
January 4, 2021
Ep06: You Are Not Your Body
You have a body. You are not your body. Your body doesn’t define you. It’s time to separate yourself from your body. Show notes and more are available at
January 2, 2021
Ep05: How to Replenish Your Energy
This year has been INSANE! And a real energy drain, too. So today I wanted to share with you a few tips about how to replenish your energy. Show notes and more can be found at
December 24, 2020
Ep04: Long time no podcast!
Well, this year got crazy didn’t it? I ended up taking a many months hiatus to recharge and regroup, and — basically — deal with COVID. A full transcript of this episode is available over at
December 21, 2020
Ep03: Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled programming.
Well, this episode isn’t what I expected to deliver this week. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Let me know if you mind the audio quality. I’m on Twitter @YsmayWalsh.
August 6, 2020
Ep02: How to Begin Happiness Work
Happiness Work is the art and practice of working through your shit so you can take ownership of who you are. Happiness Work has been called many things. Confidence work. Self-love exercises. What we call it is irrelevant; you can call it anything you want. But — whatever you call it — the net result should be true happiness with who you are as a human being and who you are as a spiritual being. Show notes are available at
July 28, 2020
Ep01: The Problem with Happiness
We all just want to be happy, right? But what is that? What does that look like? And where's it come from? We're talking about all this and more in today's episode. Get the transcription at 
July 20, 2020
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July 14, 2020