If you are open to being inspired by gritty women who have pushed through difficulties and finding motivation in the way we are all connected, this podcast is for you. Prepare to be inspired as Gina Meyer, Doctor of Physical Therapy and leader in the health and wellness industry gets up close and personal with athletes who have made it through seemingly insurmountable challenges. Connect to their struggle, find out how they were able to RISE, and apply their lessons to push past even your own expectations for your life. Come RISE with us.
Haja: Work to end period poverty and empower girls to be future leaders of tomorrow.
In this first episode of Season 4, you will meet Haja Isatu Bah, Founder of Uman4Uman, which serves girls in Sierra Leone by providing sustainable menstrual supplies and education. Almost half of the girls in third world countries miss school monthly due to period poverty and eventually drop out. Sustainable pads and education are needed to end this cycle and allow these girls to become the leaders of tomorrow. As we start the new year, this is a great opportunity to build awareness on the struggles and barriers to empowerment that girls face around the world and also to learn how you can help. Start the new year off right by choosing to run a race with ARC to benefit Uman4Uman. ARC’s website (www.activeresoluteconnected.com) has all the details on how to create a fundraising page or you can simply register for a race and make a private donation on your own. The founder of the Rise Resolute Podcast, Gina Meyer, will be running races throughout the year and making a donation each time to help end period poverty! Follow her on IG @riseresolute to find out how you can join in virtually. Become empowered by empowering other women and girls around the world. Happy 2022!
Dana: Start where you are; join ARC in our mission to empower in 2022
We are honored to interview Dana Klein, ARC Running Coach, for the last episode of 2021! Dana Klein is the Founder of True Potential Running, marathoner, wife and mother. We discuss the incredible impact running and movement can have on our lives. Dana describes the unique benefits of having a run coach and how True Potential Running helps runners start where they are and lean into their individual capabilities. We also discuss Dana's involvement with ARC Active Resolute Connected, including an ARC year-in-review for 2021, participant highlights and where we are headed in 2022. Find out about our mission to empower girls in Fiji in Sierra Leone through access to sustainable menstrual supplies/education AND learn more about how you can get involved. There are so many great things ahead! Thank you for an awesome and impactful 2021. Together we can do great things.
Nicole: You are so much stronger than you can imagine.
Connect and Rise with Nicole Kolenda, mother, marathon runner, Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist, Host of the Voice for Possibility Podcast, ARC Mentor and Researcher/Professor at NYU. Nicole shares her journey through Breast Cancer and how she discovered the depth of her strength. Nicole describes running the 2020 New York Marathon virtually only 5 days after her Breast Cancer Diagnosis and how it turned out to be the best gift she could give herself, because it was a chance for her to feel empowered even through struggle. Nicole also discusses how important it is to remember that healing is a verb and shares her mantra: "just put one foot in front of the other." This episode will leave you feeling uplifted and empowered to fill your life with the things you love while also believing in and trusting your own strength.
Special Episode: Motivational Highlights 2019-2021, Volume 1
This episode is so special to me! I look back on the journey with the podcast with deep gratitude and awe. It’s such a privilege to connect with so many incredible women and I look forward to all the interviews that are yet to be. This is Volume 1 of episode highlights, which I created as motivation for myself and whoever may need it at this time. The power of connection and strength through struggle is truly incredible. Keep going. Keep the faith. We can carry each other.
Allie: You can keep going.
Connect and Rise with Allie, runner, run coach, art therapist and mom. Allie describes her journey and how she was able to rebuild her mental tenacity. She reminds mothers that they can be multifaceted and that it is okay to take care of ourselves so that we can show up more fully for others. Allie shares that when we are facing a difficult moment or day, remembering that it is temporary and remaining flexible can make all the difference. You can keep going.
Lauren: Small steps towards amazing accomplishments
Connect and Rise with Lauren Grous, former marathoner and now marathon swimmer, who is a two-time USMS National Champion. Lauren shares her ongoing journey through endometriosis and inspires us with her successes as a marathon swimmer, despite chronic pain and multiple surgeries. She shares how using small, short-term goals can help overwhelming tasks seem manageable. Lauren’s lessons from marathon swimming carry over to life… when the sharks are near and the current is pushing you off course, you can find the will to keep going. Though it may seem the odds are stacked against you, Lauren discusses the power of being your own advocate. Don’t give up. Despite incredible pain and many health struggles, Lauren she swims on, expecting the unexpected and always at the ready to meet uncharted waters with resiliency and determination.
I just started this, and I am currently binging it. So well written and many fantastic tips and ideas to listen to an incorporate into our daily routines, exercise related or not!