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Join me, Emily Abbate, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a good time. Hurdle is a wellness-focused podcast where I sit down with inspiring individuals to talk about everything from their big wins to how they’ve gotten through some of life’s toughest moments. On the show, you can expect vulnerability, motivation, and candid discussions with everyone from top athletes to aspiring entrepreneurs on what it really takes to follow your passions. My mission is simple: To inspire you to be your best self, move with intention — and have some fun along the way. Tell me: What's your #hurdlemoment?

Hurdle Emily Abbate

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Join me, Emily Abbate, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a good time. Hurdle is a wellness-focused podcast where I sit down with inspiring individuals to talk about everything from their big wins to how they’ve gotten through some of life’s toughest moments. On the show, you can expect vulnerability, motivation, and candid discussions with everyone from top athletes to aspiring entrepreneurs on what it really takes to follow your passions. My mission is simple: To inspire you to be your best self, move with intention — and have some fun along the way. Tell me: What's your #hurdlemoment?

    208. Manoj Dias, Co-Founder & Vice President of Mindfulness at Open

    208. Manoj Dias, Co-Founder & Vice President of Mindfulness at Open

    Manoj Dias had a panic attack working a corporate job that changed his life forever. Born in Sri Lanka and raised in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, the then-marketing manager of a large financial institution walked out of work upon coming to terms with his overwhelming anxiety, and embarked on a journey of self-discovery that ultimately lead him to Open. For episode 208, we're chatting about his backstory; plus — how to adopt a regular mindfulness practice, the importance of small joys, the beauty of community, and so much more. The takeaways here? You're going to want to have your "Notes" app at the ready.

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    5-MINUTE FRIDAY: If You Want to Be a Part of the Play, You Have to Start By Lacing Up Your Shoes

    5-MINUTE FRIDAY: If You Want to Be a Part of the Play, You Have to Start By Lacing Up Your Shoes

    Huge week out in Los Angeles joining Nike for their #Future50ForHer event. Loved the opportunity to be around so many inspiring women like Joan Benoit Samuelson, Chloe Kim, Lisa Leslie, Tunde Oyeneyin, and so many more. Sharing a great takeaway from a panel discussion with basketball legend Lisa Leslie in today's episode, and challenging you to step outside of your comfort zone.

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    #HURDLEMOMENT: What Is Intuitive Eating & Is It Good For You?

    #HURDLEMOMENT: What Is Intuitive Eating & Is It Good For You?

    For today's installment of #HURDLEMOMENT, I'm talking with Michelle Pillepich, MPH, RD, CPT about all things intuitive eating. What is it, what do you need to know about it, what are the potential pros and cons, is it "good" for you, and how can someone start this practice safely if they are interested. 

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    207. Louisa Nicola, Neuroscientist & High-Performance Coach

    207. Louisa Nicola, Neuroscientist & High-Performance Coach

    When Australian-born entrepreneur Louisa Nicola founded her company Neuro Athletics, she dreamed of doing the work she's doing today. Working with top athletes in the MLB, NFL, and NBA as well as finance professionals, her goal is to help those in high-stress roles perform at their best, implementing years of schooling studying the brain. For episode 207, she tells me how she got to this point: From the trip to Los Angeles that turned into a stint in New York, and the kindness from new friends that helped her get established in a new city. She sheds some light on her client process: Which includes everything from brain scans to neurological drills, plus offers up insight on how to stay calm in high-pressure situations, talks about her Neuro Experience podcast, and what she's most excited about in the next few years. 

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    5-MINUTE FRIDAY: Making a Hard Call That Felt Really, Really Right

    5-MINUTE FRIDAY: Making a Hard Call That Felt Really, Really Right

    It's never easy when you've gotta pull a race entry (she says after doing it just last year for the London Marathon). Excited to be on the sidelines cheering next weekend in Brooklyn; talking about the "why" in today's 5-MINUTE FRIDAY, plus answering a skincare question from Ash in Virginia.

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    #HURDLEMOMENT: An Expert On The Glymphatic System: What Is It & What Does It Do?

    #HURDLEMOMENT: An Expert On The Glymphatic System: What Is It & What Does It Do?

    The glymphatic system is essential to your everyday function, but most people don't know what it is. Enter Louisa Nicola, a neuroscientist, high performance coach, and founder of the Neuro Athletics — an expert on all things brain. She works with some of the top athletes in the NFL and NBA, as well as some of the most high-performing women and men on Wall Street, and she's here to give us the 4-1-1. We're answering how the glymphatic system works, how we can activate it, and what we can do on the days where it ~seems~ as though things are off. 

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