Confident Human: Sam Hirschmann
BY THE CONFIDENCE CO -
Meet Sam, she is an artist, actor, and breathwork facilitator. Her wisdom and warm spirit is mesmerizing and grounding all at once.
We spent an hour chatting with the lovely Sam, learning more about her personal wellness journey, the people who inspire her, and way she stays aligned on a spiritual level. Her mind over matter mentality left us feeling empowered and level headed. Get to know Sam...
I AM Sam Hirschmann AND I DEFINE CONFIDENCE AS having an unwavering love for your mind, for your body, and for your soul.
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I grew up in Manhattan Beach CA and just moved back after being away for many years on the east coast.
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO?
I would say I’m constantly learning new ways to live a more mind, body, and soul aligned life. For me acting helps me stay in alignment and holding breathwork groups helps me offer up to others - but behind the scenes I’m always practicing new ways to work with spirit.
WHY THE CONFIDENCE CO MISSION RESONATE WITH YOU?
The Confidence Co mission resonates with me because having a grounded and balanced relationship with my gut is key to living in alignment. My digestion has been a HUGE part of my healing journey and learning how important balance is to the health of my mind, body, and soul. Bottom line - when my stomach and digestion are good, I’m good!
WHY IS HAVING A HEALTHY GUT IMPORTANT TO YOU?
For so many reasons— but most importantly having a healthy gut keeps me happy in my body. When my gut health is in bad shape it really brings me into my head and in a state of being really hard on myself.
NAME YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT.
Westville in NYC, easy!!
NAME THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE FOODS.
Croissants, bean burritos, and sweet potatoes.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE?
Roasted sweet potatoes :)
ANY MAJOR WELLNESS MOMENTS IN YOUR LIFE?
My major wellness moment happened when I as living in NYC. I experienced a series of horrible health issues…and I say horrible because it was truly an uncomfortable learning experience for me at the time. I learned that I was using my very analytical brain for all the wrong things. I was focusing so much on food and being “perfectly healthy” that it was making me sick. This is when I found meditation and my spirituality as the number one cure to my health problems. Once I was able to quiet my mind and be easier on myself, most of my digestive issues disappeared. I could eat a croissant without my stomach hurting (ha!). Of course I still have some bumps in the road, but at least now I know they come when I’m living too much in my head and not enough in my body.
WHAT'S YOUR CURRENT SELF-CARE ROUTINE?
I’m a big meditator. Its definitely a non-negotiable for me. My meditations are not the usual “sit in silence for 30 minutes” - I do a lot of soul talking and communicating out-loud with my guides, God, angels, etc. It’s a time where I really get connected with the higher realms and grounded into the earth so then I can start off my day feeling ready-to rock n roll!
WHERE DO YOU GET OR DRAW INSPIRATION FROM?
I draw inspiration from many different teachers, healers and spiritual guides that I follow… my big ones are David Elliot, Shaman Durek, Erin Telford, Nicola Behrman, Taryn Toomey, and Lacey Phillips.
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOUR 18-YEAR OLD SELF?
DON’T GIVE A FUCK WHAT ANYONE THINKS ABOUT YOU!!!!!!! Be ruthless with your authenticity and have more fun!!!
HOW HAVE YOU KEPT UP YOUR CREATIVITY DURING THIS TIME?
I’ve been painting and writing a ton :)
HAVE YOU FOUND CREATING ART TO BE HELPFUL WITH EVERYTHING GOING ON? IF SO, HOW?
Yeah for sure, writing and painting has been a huge de-stressor for me and keeps me grounded in the moment.
WHAT ARE IS ONE SELF-CARE RITUAL YOU'RE LEANING INTO FOR COMFORT?
I would say there are 3: dancing, breathwork, and meditation.
DO YOU HAVE A QUOTE, POEM OR SONG THAT YOU WOULD DEFINE AS YOUR ANTHEM?
Run towards what you are afraid of….