In this episode, professional rugby player Marcel Brache joins the conversation.
Marcel was born in the United States and moved to South Africa at age 4. It was there that he discovered and fell in love with the game of rugby, and he became a professional rugby player at the age of 23. Marcel played rugby in South Africa for 3 years before moving to Australia, and playing there for 8 seasons. He has since moved back to the United States, and last year signed with and played for the Major League Rugby team, Austin Gilgronis.
Keith begins the episode with an energizing breathing practice, and then he, Tim, and Marcel discuss:
[9:45] Mindfulness and non-judgment as a path to presence and authenticity
[14:20] Marcel's journey to rugby, self-inquiry, and ultimately, acceptance
[24:29] The importance of language in conversations not only about mental health, but also performance
[29:08] The growing acceptance of mental health as pivotal aspect of performance in rugby
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