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The Human Connection Podcast

81 EpisodesProduced by Brittney LynnWebsite

The Human Connection podcast dives deep into the topic of how entrepreneurs and small business owners can be better at building real, authentic relationships with their audience.We as humans are wired at a subconscious level to want to create a connection with other human beings. We all have a story… read more


018: Jessica McSweeney on depression, overcoming the feeling of failure and the importance of slowing down

Today’s interview is with my dear friend and modern-style calligrapher Jessica McSweeney.

She's been a professional calligrapher since 2014, and her work has been featured in various super cool publications, including in national print in The Knot and online on and Martha Stewart Weddings.

Before we get to the interview, I wanted to share I have open spots for my 90 Min PR Intensive!

If you aren’t familiar, the PR Intensive is a custom PR plan for your business.

How it works is you fill out an assessment on your business, your goals, your audience, and we then create a strategic PR plan exactly for your’s the plan we’d implement for you if you’d hire me on a retainer basis!

With the Intensive, you get: 

  • Custom PR strategy
  • Custom pitch templates
  • At least 25-35 places of targeted research whether that be podcasts, publications, influencers, etc with contact info and pitching angles
  • A list of pitch ready topics and key messaging to position you as an expert in your industry
  • A list of tools and resources
  • An updated bio


The PR Intensive is a $3,000 commitment buuuuut if you use code HUMANCONNECTION on your inquiry form I’ll give you $200 off for your April booking!

Head to to learn more and grab your spot! 


In today’s episode, you'll find out:

  • How Jessica handled her mental health struggles while being an entrepreneur
  • Suggestions for listeners who may be going through their own mental health struggles
  • How to establish your voice as an artist
  • Her thoughts on how your mistakes or “failures” can be a valuable lesson 
  • What is sunken cost fallacy and why it happens to so many entrepreneurs
  • The issue with curated vulnerability
  • Which Bravo housewife each of us would spend a day with :)

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