Ep: 035 Sarah Hill

Sarah HillSarah Hill is a 12 time Mid-America Emmy award winning storyteller and technologist. She’s the CEO of StoryUP XR, the makers of Healium which is an anti-anxiety product. Sarah is a 20 year veteran of the interactive media industry. She got into virtual reality trying to find a solution for a group of terminally-ill Veterans who weren’t able to physically travel. Sarah started using augmented reality in 2011 to interact with TV viewers behind the scenes of a newscast.

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Show Notes:

  • Sarah worked for local news stations for more than 20 years.
  • She has always been interested in technology.
  • In her time in local news she covered veterans a lot.
  • With Healium she gets to report on the good.
  • Now she is a Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) storyteller.
  • The habit that has led to success in Sarah Hill’s life has been prayer.
    • Prayer is the world’s greatest wireless connection.
    • It creates real change.
  • Some veterans are not able to travel to see their memorials due to health.  So, through VR and XR they brought the memorials to them.
  • Story Up is an XR company which means that it is an Extended Reality company.
    • They offer both VR and AR.
    • VR is simply 360 degree video that you see within a headset. You don’t see the real world at all.
    • AR you see the real world but there are images superimposed over what you normally see.
  • Healium reduces self reported anxiety in some moderate anxiety patients but is not a replacement for medication.
    • It is a health and wellness self-awareness tool.
    • In the kit you get:
      • VR goggles
      • A tiny, brain-sensing headband
        • This measures your Gamma Asymmetry and Alpha activity.
    • They upload new experiences every 60 days.
  • Sarah Hill uses it most often at night to calm her brain down after a long day of being an entrepreneur.
  • To learn more about Healium go to: TryHealium.com
  • Stress causes 60% of all illnesses.  Sometimes people might just need a brief break from stress.
  • Relaxation rooms are being used all over the world.
  • They have been very involved with VR storytelling
    • One of their big projects has been the PET Project.
    • To hear more about the PET Project go to Giftofmobility.org
  • They have been creating VR experiences for brands and organization.
  • Healium is a way to get that escape.
  • Sarah has many great stories, but a couple that stand out the most are:
    • A veteran with anxiety getting his escape with VR.
    • A woman in Africa crawling toward you to get help.
    • Veterans that could not go see their memorials.
      • One veteran was able to raise his arms which his caretaker never thought was possible.
  • There have been a series of ups and downs as an entrepreneur.
  • All the “Nos” that they get:
    • They typically get about 2 a day and she posts them on her fridge.
    • They have gotten about 65 no’s in the last 4 months.
    • With the “nos” they slather them on and celebrate them then use them as fertilizer to grow “yeses”
    • Every “no” comes with data.
  • Having faith has been really important and gives you hope in your life.
  • They are in the market creation category.
  • They are looking to do more on the spiritual side and make it an everyday product.

Sarah Hill’s Recharge Round

  1. Share with us how you believe your mindset affects your life? You choose how you want to feel. You draw energy form other people.
  2. What do you do daily to bring Energy into your life? Look at pictures and images and draw memories.
  3. Share the number one connection that has made the biggest impact on your life? Jesus Christ as well as her family. 
  4. What advice has Influenced you the most in your life? “You are not in control. Let Him lead you.”
  5. Recommend a book and share why you love it? The Bible & If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat
  6. Define in one sentence or less, what legacy you want to leave on the world?  “Our lives have a purpose and you have value”



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