March 2024

Ep# 10: Staying Grounded and Thriving through Chaos with Adriene Levknecht

In this episode, 14X Green Race Champion, Adriene Levknecht shares her strategies for thriving through chaos on and off the water, and how routines are key for her staying grounded. She shares how she preps for and overcomes fear in her paddling and racing, including her pre-Green Race rituals.  Learn how stepping into her discomfort […]

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Ep#9 How to Grow your Zone of Stress Resilience with Sommerville Johnston

If you want want courage, confidence and resilience, you don’t want to miss this conversation with Sommerville Johnston, a licensed professional counselor and somatic experiencing practitioner. This episode is all about growing your zone of stress resilience and stepping into your authentic self. Learn how your nervous system works, and strategies you can learn and

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Ep #8 How to gamify your paddling for performance and longevity with Clay Wright

Clay Wright, a legend of the whitewater kayaking world who recently won Kayak Session Magazine’s Paddling Legend Award in 2023, shares strategies for keeping your passion for whitewater fresh, and your performance top-notch.  You’ll also learn Clay’s journey growing up in a paddling family, and how being left behind on trips has shaped how he

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Ep# 7: The power of mtn biking, representation and being prepared with Laura Blythe

In this episode of the Discomfort Zone Podcast, Laura Blythe, a passionate mountain biker and proud member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians shares her wisdom on stepping into your discomfort zone to build confidence, healing and resilience. She shares her experience running up against barriers to entry into mountain biking, why representation matters,

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Ep #6: Yoga and embracing the darkness with Joe Taft

In episode of The Discomfort Zone podcast, Joe Taft, a celebrated yoga teacher and yoga therapist, invites us to embrace every facet of the life cycle, even the challenging aspects found within the discomfort zone. He delves into the significance of self-awareness in confronting fear, offering tangible techniques for embracing these darker moments when they

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Ep #5: Swimming the English Channel and Fat Shaming with Jennifer Whitlock

In this conversation, Jennifer Whitlock, a fearless nurse practitioner and accomplished open water swimmer who recently traversed the English Channel, delves into the transformative power of pushing boundaries to unlock your ambitious aspirations. Reflecting on her journey and the hurdles she faced, Jennifer underscores the importance of forging your own path to success and refusing

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Headshot of Buffy Burge racing the Green River Race in her green wig looking fierce.

Ep #4: Returning to Extreme Racing as a 50yro Mom with Buffy Burge

In this episode of The Discomfort Zone Podcast, Buffy Burge, a pioneer in Class V river running, talks about returning to extreme racing at the age of 50, after a 23 year hiatus, to race the Green with her teenage son. She shares why she feels that it’s important to be a strong role model

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Ep#3: Climbing Everest and following the beat of your own drum with Philip Henderson

In this episode of The Discomfort Zone podcast, Philip Henderson, the leader of the first all African American Everest expedition, and pioneer in promoting outdoor activities for underrepresented communities, shares his insights on embracing discomfort and overcoming fear and anxiety. We talk about the importance of making choices based on personal growth and happiness, rather

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