April 2024

Ep #15: Completing Ironmans and not underestimating your capabilities with Kristin Evans

In this episode of the Discomfort Zone Podcast, Kristin Evans, a nurse practitioner and Ironman triathlete, shares how she differentiates between mental versus physical discomfort to navigate the challenges that test the limits of her mind and body. Kristin emphasizes the value and satisfaction of finishing the race, whether it’s surrounded by a cheering crowd, […]

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Ep #14 Kayaking, mental health and the importance of community with Adam Edwards

In this episode of the Discomfort Zone Podcast, Adam Edwards, professional paddler and content creator, opens up about mental health, humanizing whitewater kayaking, and his journey from focus on the gnar to prioritizing relationships on the river. Adam talks about how kayaking, and the Instagram reels he creates using kayaking fails, helps him work through

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Ep #13: How to navigate fear as a family with Zenovia Stephens

In this week’s episode of The Discomfort Zone podcast, I talk to Zenovia Stephens, founder of Black Kids Adventures, about strategies for navigating fear as a family. Zenovia shares how she successfully creates supportive boundaries with her family members to maintain personal space during moments of discomfort. She also highlights the importance of having conversations

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Ep# 12: Be willing to fail and never give up with Nick Troutman

In this conversation, Nick Troutman, accomplished paddler and content creator, explores the distinction between fear and danger when assessing risk versus rewards on and off the water.    Anna and Nick also explore how failing and making mistakes are key to experiencing growth and overcoming self-doubt at the highest levels of achievement and performance. Nick is

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Ep #11: The power of facing reality and focusing on fundamentals with Reg Levesque (Dad)

In this heartfelt conversation, Anna and her Dad discuss how losing his mother at the age of 10 shaped his view of problem solving, and how that was passed down to Anna as strategy for facing discomfort.  They talk about the importance of focusing on fundamentals when breaking down problems, what it’s like to feel

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