48 episodes

Welcome to the Perfectly Flawed Podcast. On this podcast, Renee Fox chats to various people who are willing to be open and vulnerable about their own experiences with mental health and sport.
Please keep in mind that the things discussed on this podcast are just people's own experiences and not medical advice. If anything in these episodes is triggering for you or you feel like you need assistance please contact a health professional or Lifeline on 13 11 14
To stay up to date with the podcast follow their Instagram page @perfectly_flawed_podcast
In loving memory of Matthew Farley 💕

Perfectly Flawed Renee Fox

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Welcome to the Perfectly Flawed Podcast. On this podcast, Renee Fox chats to various people who are willing to be open and vulnerable about their own experiences with mental health and sport.
Please keep in mind that the things discussed on this podcast are just people's own experiences and not medical advice. If anything in these episodes is triggering for you or you feel like you need assistance please contact a health professional or Lifeline on 13 11 14
To stay up to date with the podcast follow their Instagram page @perfectly_flawed_podcast
In loving memory of Matthew Farley 💕

    Mubal Azzam Ibrahim - Olympic swimmer from the Maldives

    Mubal Azzam Ibrahim - Olympic swimmer from the Maldives

    In this episode, I am joined by Mubal Azzam Ibrahim. Mubal competed at his first Olympics in Tokyo 2021 representing his home country, the Maldives. Mubal was born and raised in the Maldives before moving to Australia at the age of 17, leaving school early to pursue his dream of swimming. Basing himself in Melbourne at Surrey Park and attending Swinburne University, was a big adjustment. He has been able to immerse himself in what he describes as an intense and fierce swimming culture and absolutely loves it! Mubal was able to provide an insight into what its like competing internationally and his lockdown lead into the Olympics. Mubal is a hardworking teammate of mine and it was awesome being able to chat with him on the podcast and provide a platform for him to share his journey so far. I hope you enjoy the episode!

    You can follow her on Instagram @mubalazzam

    To keep up with the podcast follow the Instagram page @perfectly_flawed_podcast

    • 43 min
    Jenna Strauch - Olympic debut after major illness setback

    Jenna Strauch - Olympic debut after major illness setback

    In this episode, I am joined by Jenna Strauch. Jenna competed at her first Olympics in Tokyo in 2021. Jenna talks about her start in swimming in country Victoria. She had a great start in her career, making junior Australian teams before falling very ill, in and out of hospital for some time leading to her not being able to swim. After an extensive period away from the sport to recover Jenna was back to it and after finishing school packed up her life in 4 days to make the move to Queensland. Whilst being ill was a major setback it also led to many unwelcomed comments about her body and appearance. Jenna is also a big advocate for mental health and sports psychology which we discuss further. She has achieved so much in her swimming career so far and I cant wait to see what her future holds. I loved chatting with Jenna, and it was captivating to hear her journey. I hope you enjoy it!
    You can follow her on Instagram @jenna_strauch
    To keep up with the podcast follow the Instagram page @perfectly_flawed_podcast

    • 42 min
    Matt Wilson - the roller coaster of an Olympic swimmer

    Matt Wilson - the roller coaster of an Olympic swimmer

    In this episode, I am joined by Matt Wilson. Matt Wilson competed at his first Olympics in Tokyo in 2021. Matt starts by talking about the beginning of his career and he has mainly swum the individual medley before switching to the breaststroke before the 2016 Rio Olympic trials as he could have a better chance and has continued with it. He has been a part of a few senior Australian swim teams and has had a number of setbacks through his career including his recent battle with a shoulder injury. Matt talks about how sport is a roller coaster with massive highs and extreme lows and just to enjoy and appreciate every moment of it. He talked about his upcoming goals and even shared an embarrassing story so make sure you listen to the whole episode as you definitely don’t want to miss it. I hope you enjoy the episode!
    You can follow him on Instagram @matt_wilson28
    To keep up with the podcast follow the Instagram page @perfectly_flawed_podcast

    • 34 min
    Quick grounding meditation

    Quick grounding meditation

    In this episode, I talk you through a mindfulness exercise.  In our modern-day world, as many find themselves ‘caught up in the mind,’ we often lack a full sense of being ‘grounded.’ When we are grounded, we are deeply present with the body, with the breath, and with the world around and within us. The mind is at greater ease and we move through our day with greater presence. The good news is that when we are feeling ungrounded, a simple grounding practice can bring us back into the earth and into our bodies. This simple exercise is an example of that. I hope you find this exercise helpful and you can play me over and over whenever you need it!

    There is no intro or outro so you can just focus on the exercise!

    Reflection questions:

    1. How did it feel to ground yourself in this way? Which parts of it were the most settling for you (i.e. connecting with the earth, with the breath, or with your body)?

    2. How did your sense of presence change from before the practice to the end of it? Reflect upon any shifts that occurred in both mind and body.



    You can follow me on Instagram @reneeeeefox

    To keep up to date with the podcast follow the Instagram page @perfectly_flawed_podcast

    • 2 min
    Hamish McDougall - Swimming and how risk and failure go hand in hand

    Hamish McDougall - Swimming and how risk and failure go hand in hand

    In this episode, I am joined by Hamish McDougall. Hamish has been swimming a long time and has been at Surrey Park Swim Club his whole life. Hamish is recently retired from competitive swimming, and it was a great opportunity to chat with him about his career. He talked about how he started out and then when it became more serious around his teenage years. He speaks to the lessons he’s learnt as well as the setbacks and highlights. Failure, risks, friendships, team trips, and defining success are just some of the insightful topics Hamish touches on. Hamish has had a great swimming career and is looking forward to his next chapter in life some of which involved sharing his wisdom with the next generation of swimmers. I could chat to Hamish for hours and a part 2 maybe something to keep your eye out for. I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did!

    You can follow him on Instagram @hamishmcdougall1

    To keep up with the podcast follow the Instagram page @perfectly_flawed_podcast

    • 58 min
    Back to sleep meditation

    Back to sleep meditation

    In this episode, I talk you through a mindfulness exercise.  In our modern-day world with technology, it can be hard to stay asleep. This short get back to sleep meditation is an exercise to assist you with getting back to sleep. It helps you feel comfortable and relaxed and includes coutning your breaths. I hope you find this exercise helpful and you can play me over and over whenever you need it!
    There is no intro or outro so you can just focus on the exercise!
    You can follow me on Instagram @reneeeeefox
    To keep up to date with the podcast follow the Instagram page @perfectly_flawed_podcast

    • 7 min

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