In this Season 4 premiere episode, two-time Olympic gold medalist, supermom, and aspiring mental health professional Natasha Hastings joins the conversation.
Natasha is an Olympic, World, and U.S. National Champion track & field sprinter. She founded the Natasha Hastings Foundation, which empowers young female athletes to gain confidence in their voice in sports and life.
Tim begins the episode with a brief centering practice, and then he, Keith, and Natasha discuss:
[8:35] - Where Natasha learned her mental skills and some of her personal practices
[12:00] - Bringing your authentic, whole self to different experiences and contexts in your life and work
[17:27] - The myth of "balance" and how to give yourself grace
[19:28] - The purpose of therapy
[21:07] - The evolution of Natasha's mindset between 2008 and 2016
[23:25] - Transitioning from an elite athlete to a mental health professional, and the potential hurdles Natasha may have to overcome, or benefit from
[33:46] - The genesis of Natasha's passion for mental health
[39:42] - Learning from really hard experiences and the tendency to turn away from them
[46:15] - The Natasha Hastings Foundation and its important mission
Social Media Mentioned:
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YouTube: Mindful Sport Performance Podcast
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Keith, Tim, and Taylor (our producer!)