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Tag Archives: athlete mental health

April Zilg is a professional paddle boarder, whose journey went from living an unhealthy lifestyle to pursuing professional sport. In this episode April talks about being patient in your pursuit of success and not expecting overnight results, how to build a strong aerobic foundation – including her experience with aerobic deficiency syndrome, and the importance of journalling. We also speak on planning a family as a female athlete, pursuing passion over money, and much more.

Cory Camp is a former D1 swimmer, and the founder of Forever Athlete. In this episode we talked about going ALL IN with sharing your story, mindful content creation and social media use, how to make friends as an adult / in life after sports, his experience being single for 5 years, learning to love himself, and his #1 secret to happiness.

Reina Iizuka is the first woman to play Canadian University football. In this episode we talk about growing up playing with the boys, her recruiting and college experience, being a woman in sports, her ACL recovery, transition to pro rugby, nutrition and more!

In this episode we talk about how athletes can reprocess trauma to heal and train their nervous system for improved mental health and performance

In this episode Nat shares her experience with fear as a former winter sport / action sport athlete, how we can lean into fear, how trauma can cause fear and how we can better bounce back from experiences when our fears become reality, the relationship between fear and flow for high performance (sport and life), and how to push your comfort zone without too high a level of fear.

We dive into Reagan’s path to pro hockey, what it’s like playing overseas, how she deals with her mental health, the future of women’s hockey & women’s sports, and much more!

Reid Meyer is a former D1 athlete and founder of Athletes To Athletes, a college athlete recruiting consultancy. In this episode we peel back the curtains on college sports and the stressors high school and college athletes face in the process.

Kim Carducci is a former D1 athlete, author of I of the Tiger, and founder of Everything Athletes. In this conversation we unpack the concept of athlete identity, how to not become too attached to it, and how to manage when you are injured or retire.

In this podcast we have my friend Jenna Blasman, snowboarding and 2014 Winter Olympian for Team Canada in the sport of Slopestyle snowboarding! Interestingly, our story took similar paths when it came to injury and mental health, however mine occurred from NOT making the Olympic Games in 2014, and hers from MAKING IT to those very same Olympics.