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Life After Sport as a Winter Olympian.

Life After Sport as a Winter Olympian.

Featured Image by Alex Livesey – Getty Images Following a late call up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where I was a spare and had to lose 12kg in 7 days to make weight, I returned home as part of Team GB and with a certificate saying I was an Olympian. A…

The Difference in Mindset Between Elite Sports.

The Difference in Mindset Between Elite Sports.

Featured Image By Getty Images On your marks, set *BANG* Down, set, hut *Whistle* These are all different cues that let an athlete know that it is time to lock in, all sending the same stimuli through the body… Getting ready to compete. Through this piece, I want to have a self-reflecting debate about the…

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Featured Image by Geoff Lowe When I was around 4 years old, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder known as Selective Mutism. For those who don’t know what this is, it’s when a child or adult does not refuse or choose not to speak at certain times, they’re literally unable to speak. The expectation…

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