June 2024

EP #23 Abby Holcombe on facing fear and staying true to yourself

Abby Holcombe, a world champion kayaker who started paddling while traveling the world with her parents in their Winnebago van, shares her strategies for overcoming fear and building confidence while pushing her limits. Abby tells the story of running the Grand Canyon at the age of 12, and how that trip taught her the value

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EP #22 Shaun Eggie on helping veterans heal through whitewater kayaking

In this episode of The Discomfort Zone Podcast, Shaun Eggie, a military veteran who has found healing through whitewater kayaking, shares his experiences and strategies for navigating discomfort and post-military life.  Passionate about supporting veterans in re-integrating into civilian life, and healing mental injuries, Shaun talks about strategies for grounding, the importance of separating fact

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EP #21: Sage Donnelly on cultivating a strong competition and Class V mindset

What does it take to get to become World Champion, and run some of the most challenging rapids in the world? In this episode of The Discomfort Zone Podcast, Freestyle World Champion and top extreme paddler, Sage Donnelly shares the strategies she uses in competition, and when taking on big whitewater, to calm her mind,

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Ep # 20: Chris Gragtmans on setting boundaries in pursuit of your passions

In this episode Chris Gragtmans, a former professional kayaker, life-long adventurer who now works in commercial real estate, talks about setting boundaries and finding balance between family, work and adventure. Chris shares his philosophy on working smarter, not harder, and why learning how to say no is key to his success in following your passion,

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