Ep. #20 - Crumbling Under the Pressure to Be Perfect - with Kayla Perry (Part 1)
UNC Greensboro soccer alum - Kayla Perry, reflects on her high school days when she suffered from performance anxiety. Her dad was that intense soccer dad who wanted the BEST for her, and yet as pressure got too big to impress him, she began to crumble. Can you relate? Maybe it's a parent, a coach, or even yourself, but when you get so anxious to perform well, it can often cripple your game. Here Kayla will tell us her story and encourage us in specific ways.
Ep. #19 - Do You Want a Burning Heart for God? - with Becky Tirabassi
Becky is a pastor/writer/speaker whose heart is on fire for Jesus. She went from being a 4.0 athlete who had gotten lost in addiction and brokenness, to becoming a woman of God, free and empowered with the Holy Spirit! Hear her whole testimony in this episode, including a charge for you to ignite your faith and love for Jesus.
Ep. #16 - Hope Amidst Career Ending Injury and Hard Life Events - with Mariah Frerichs
Ep. #15 - Can you be Feminine and Strong as a Woman in Sports? - with Hannah Terry
What is femininity? Can you be feminine and still be a strong athlete? Does being competitive or sporty make you less feminine? Then why is, "you throw like a girl" used as an insult?
University of Pacific soccer alumni, Hannah Terry and host Natalie Lawrence discuss these questions! Listen in as Hannah and Natalie talk through their own experiences and thoughts as female athletes. Acknowledging that men and women are different, how do we navigate these challenges?
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Ep. #13 - Heptathlon, Sophomore Slump, and Trusting God - with UCSB Track Star Hope Bender
Hope Bender is a senior on the track team at UC Santa Barbara. She competes in the heptathlon, which is a combination of seven events over two days! In this episode, Hope shares with us the mental and emotional strength it takes to compete in such an intense sport. We also talk about her sophomore slump and how it almost destroyed her and her faith. But instead, she was able to grow stronger through it.
E. #12 - Mental Health Pt. 2: The Depressed Athlete - with Kaitlin Patton
Ep. #11 - Mental Health Pt. 1: The Anxious Athlete - with Kaitlin Patton
Ep. #10 - Can I Date Someone Who Doesn't Follow Jesus? - with Bryn Chesser
Vanguard University soccer player, Bryn Chesser shares her journey of growing up a Christian, going to a Christian college, and then dating a non-Christian dude. How did it work in her life? Did it influence her faith? How did she feel about it then and how does she feel about it now?
Ep. #8 - UCLA Gymnastics Journey Paved by Faith - with JaNay Honest
Ep. #6 - How To Have Patience While Pursuing Your Dreams - with Elizabeth Eddy
Professional soccer player Elizabeth Eddy shares with us the struggles amidst her current season with the North Carolina Courage. Even though she's not getting the playing time she wants, she is still finding joy and purpose from the Lord. She gives us some practical tips on how to continue when we aren't where we WANT to be yet. She encourages us to continue pursuing our dreams, being honest with God the whole way. LISTEN HERE!
Ep. #5 - Practical Ways To Combat Anxiety - with Casey Cardinio
Casey was a lacrosse playing, ASB loving, Pastor's kid in high school. Her life may have looked good and busy from the outside... but after a traumatic event, she became really anxious on the inside. In this interview, Casey tells us all about how her anxiety started and how she has taken steps to conquer it. You will leave this interview encouraged, with practical tools to implement in your life TODAY. LISTEN HERE!
Ep. #4 - Where Does God Want Me To Go? - with Natalie Lawrence
Are you overwhelmed with a big decision? What college to go to? What major to choose? What jobs to apply for? In this short episode, you will leave with 3 important tips in figuring out the answer to these questions. LISTEN HERE.
Ep. #3 - Experiencing God through Dance - with Ali Woodward
Natalie talks with Ali Woodward, a high school junior who is on the dance team at Newport Harbor High School. Is dance a sport? Can Christians be dancers? How can you experience God when you dance? Ali gives us all the scoop and shares a story of how one dance number changed her life and taught her to trust God. Ali is honest, articulate, and REAL. Enjoy the interview here!
Ep. #2 - FOUR Encouragements For Starting Something New
Natalie shares 4 encouragements for starting something new. As competitive athletes, it's really hard to start at ground zero. We get discouraged, we compare, we get anxious, and doubt ourselves. Listen HERE to these four encouragements to combat this negativity.