Episode 87: Helene Schmit - Street Luge and Finding Happiness


Life Athletes, hello and welcome to episode 87 of the Life Athletics Podcast! Today’s guest Life Athlete is Helene Schmit. Helene is a passionate and driven individual whose kindness, she says, is her greatest strength. She is a former street luge world champion and has been inspiring people with her motivation to become a better version of herself each time. On this episode, Helene tells me about the sport she is in love with and moves on to share about her life experiences that have taught her to become more “selfish,” in a positive way, learning to say no more often and practicing self-respect. Learn more about why she feels racing can bring out both the best and worst in people.

Helen Luge
Helen Luge

Habit of Thought:

“Practicing gratitude and forgiveness.”

Habit of Action:

“Speaking my truth.”

Greatest area of strength:

“My kindness.”


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill by Matthieu Ricard

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Instagram: @heleneschmit