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Cara Poalillo and Dr. Fitni Destani, a professor at Keene State College who specializes in mental performance in athletes, talk about all things mindset and gender in ninja. We discuss how we can empower girls and women in our sport to reach their full potential in training and competition. When should we be training and competing coed? Should we s…
 
Sara Heesen and Cara Poalillo have a vulnerable discussion about the pressures they have felt related to how they portray themselves on social media and in person. Cara and Sara Heesen talk about role models, expectations, and living authentically. When should or shouldn't you confirm to others' views of you? www.propellolife.com 10% off code NINJA…
 
4 years ago, Aliza Rosen turned a job interview into her very own podcast... and she hasn't looked back. Her weekly show, REALITY OF REALITY, features the best from all corners of unscripted tv and has become a staple for reality fans and producers alike. As with all of her projects, Aliza jumped into the fray by DOING and her straight talk advice …
 
This week I am very luck to have Ashley Lodge on the show. He is a Mindfulness teacher and trainer. Mindfulness is very much the therapy of the moment and Ashley does a great job of explaining where it comes rom and how it works! we also talk about what made him turn to this approach and get to know him too. This is a great introduction to this ver…
 
Casey Rothschild and Cara reflect on the last 2 years of ninja and life. Today Casey shares all about: *How she has learned to keep calm before competition and on the course *Why it's ok to want to WIN *Casey's career goals for the future *What's new happening with the Neighborhood Ninja mentor program *What is Queer Ninjas Unite www.propellolife.c…
 
On today’s teen episode of The Ninjababes Podcast, teen host Marie Young interviews Maggie Owen about her time during quarantine and how she is crushing it as a ninja athlete. Maggie has competed in NNL Worlds for 4 seasons, she was a UNX Majors 2nd place winner, competitor on ANW Jr. season 1, and originally got the call to compete in ANW12. Not a…
 
Incredible gym culture: there is something so amazing about helping young girls feel strong. How do we foster healthy gym environments? How to do support the females AND the males in such a way that we are working together to empower one another, promote safety, and produce stellar athletes? It's all here in today's part 2 episode with Shelle Edge.…
 
In the world of ninja warrior most often men & women and boys & girls compete together and train together. Is this always the best option? This is a topic that we have explored a lot on The Ninjababes Podcast. Today Shelle Edge shares her perspective on girls and boys training ninja together and why she started a teen girls' ninja program at her gy…
 
This week I am happy to say the my guest is Gary Hayes from the charity PTSD 999. Beware this episode is raw and intense, as Gary shares his journey from soldier to police officer, to starting this charity. Gary's experiences include the London 7/7 terror attacks, which had a profound impact upon him and contributed massively to his own PTSD. Gary …
 
Gloria Orta talks with Cara Poalillo about her time on American Ninja Warrior season 12. Her rookie year was filled with excitement as she hit the course for the first time, proving that dreams do come true. Gloria, age 20, shares today about her experience coming to America as an immigrant and growing up with big dreams. She is passionate about bu…
 
Rebekah Cornwall is the singing ninja, but did you know that she is the strategy and technique queen? She has spent hours reviewing skilled ninjas' competition runs and obstacle work. Rebekah has an eye for technique and strategy. Marie Young and Rebekah talk about her time on ANWJr. Rebekah explains her life-changing moment of standing on the ANW …
 
As many may know I am a proud ambassador for the Charity My Black Dog. This week I got to talk with the inspirational Niki Clarke, the person who started the charity. We talk about her own mental health journey and how this has lead to her starting My Black Dog. This is a peer to peer counselling service, where you get to talk your issues through w…
 
What does being a bystander of abuse mean? As a bystander what can you do to help stop a situation of sexual abuse or violence? How can we normalize bystander culture like: checking in with friends, telling others when something seems wrong, and being respectful in talking to each other about our observations and feelings. What can we do better at …
 
Noelle Lindsay Stewart and Elizabeth Voorhees join me today as representatives from an incredible organization, DEFINE AMERICAN, whose primary purpose is to assist all corners of the media landscape in portraying a more accurate depiction of our nation and the people who inhabit it. By providing knowledge to creators and producers - a group of peop…
 
Stewart Roberts is a one man marvel. He set up Haircuts 4 Homeless, where he and a number of volunteers in numerous locations across the UK, cut homeless peoples hair. Offering them a chance to feel good about themselves, but also offering them compassion, an ear to listen and no judgement! we talk about this amazing charity and how Stewart came to…
 
Rachel Stewart is a ninja, a survivor or sexual violence, and a professional sexual violence prevention educator and victim advocate. Today she shares about what consent is and how that can look in gyms. We also talk in depth about respecting survivors that we know of or don't know of in our own communities. Resources: www.Rainn.org https://www.lov…
 
This is a great episode that really has it all. Jason Perry from the massive band A and Grammy winning producer. He has produced loads of huge records from the likes of McFly and Don Broco. We talk about his experiences touring the world in and how it impacted upon him emotionally, this episode really smashes some of the rock n roll mythology. We g…
 
Renee Caverly-Gillett is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in trauma therapy. Cara Poalillo and Renee discuss how to cope with the news of Drew Drechsel and the ripple affect of grief in the ninja warrior community. How can we respond to what is going on instead of only reacting in anger? There are ways that we can still value and d…
 
Cara Poalillo and Whitney Miller are back for part 2 in discussing sexual abuse and how to make make gyms safer. Whitney was a From Darkness to Light counselor and has taught on consent and abuse. Today we talk about everything from coach training and screening, state mandated reporting, spotting consent, and running large events. We discuss severa…
 
*Trigger Warning* Today's episode Whitney Miller and Cara Poalillo discuss sexual abuse, recognizing the warning signs, and discussing what makes a person "safe" or "unsafe". This content may be a trigger for some people who have been victim to abuse. The purpose of this episode is to help open up the lines of communication about sexual abuse in th…
 
Brett Sims has competed in American Ninja Warrior since before the start of ANW in America. He competed for 2 seasons on Sasuke in Japan before ANW started in the US. Grace Sims has been a rock climber and competitor on ANW since season 7. Brett has a been coaching parkour and ninja for over 7 years. Grace and Brett are co-owners of Motive School o…
 
We have been deep in discussion about gender bias and the question of 'does it exist in ninja warrior?' This episode, Cara explains the questions and feedback Ninjababes has gotten since the last two Gender Bias episodes related to this discussion. The three biggest topics are coaching females and males, ninja course design, and physiological diffe…
 
This is the Part 2 continuation of the Gender Bias episode with Mary Leighton. Let's talk all about Ninja Warrior and the topic of males and females competing on different courses. What would be the ramifications of dividing courses between men and women? Why does Ninjababes exist? How can we support one another in our female community? What is the…
 
Should you care about gender bias? It effects the way you participate in sports and train at the gym; conversations like these could have a direct impact on your future in the sport of Ninja. Mary Leighton has her masters degree in leadership, and her capstone study was on gender bias and its effects on female leaders. When she is not researching t…
 
This teen week episode is hosted by Marie Long. Ava Long is a circus performer and ninja warrior! She has competed on ANW Jr. season 1, come in 1st place in the National Ninja League, and has performed in circus all over the world. Ava has dreams of performing for Disney in circus arts. Find out what she thinks about girl power, following your drea…
 
My dear friend, Dr. Lisa Dabby, took some time off from saving lives in the ER to join the podcast and offer her guidance on how to re-open Hollywood production in as safe a manner as possible. No matter how much we will it to be, Covid-19 isn't going anywhere any time soon. Please enjoy this conversation with Lisa as she provides a great deal of m…
 
Jamie Ross is a 2x City Finalist competitor on American Ninja Warrior. She shares her story about struggling with depression, suicide, and low self-worth. Her story is raw, real, and honest. She shares what her "dark times" were like, and how her life has drastically changed for the better. Jamie and Cara talk about mental health, self-respect, and…
 
Loyal friendship is a powerful force; especially between ninja warriors. Lindsay Partenio, Lyndsey Halik, Becky Adnot-Haynes, & Jessica Hughes-Scallos have a lot to share about being an unstoppable "mom squad", competing on American Ninja Warrior, banishing mom-guilt, and being the most supportive friends. These strong women share with us how frien…
 
Season 2's first guest is the wonderful Eddy Temple-Morris. Not only is he a Radio DJ, TV presenter, Musician, Manager and Mogul. He is also a Mental Health survivor and warrior. Having battled and beaten his own demons, Eddy has developed some amazing strategies to bat the Black Dog. We discuss the wonders of Wim Hoff and the links between the gut…
 
This is the first week of teen week and we are celebrating with Emilie Thibodeau! Emilie competed on American Ninja Warrior Jr. and placed 4th for UNAA World Finals 2019. This teen has passion for competition and a zeal to never give up. Hear why she loves to compete in ninja, what makes her a strong competitor, and what she is up to now. code NINJ…
 
Its been a while, but Mouth of Manliness is back and stronger than ever. This is a little trailer I made to catch everyone up and get you excited about this new season of MOM. Its going to be a very special bunch of amazing guests and valuable insights into managing the mysterious mind X See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Traveling the world, learning to adapt in every situation, and running at 3am. These facts are close to home for Laura Bliss. She learned valuable life lessons while her husband was deployed, and realized her ability to problem solve and be creative. Those extraordinary lessons have changed her life. Now she applies those lessons to ninja warrior, …
 
Crystal McDowell was in the process of starting a new chapter in her life. She was recently divorced and starting to date again. She was excelling at her new career in real estate and was very happy with her two children. Everything was going well, even her divorce seemed amicable. But all this would come to an end when Crystal went missing the day…
 
"No matter what you do right now, you're in this situation. You can either choose to see the positive and make this successful or be negative and ultimately drown." Behnoush Babzani Behnoush has faced near-death experiences in her lifetime that have transformed her perspective on life. She lives with unwavering resiliency, strength, and determinati…
 
Andrew Fried founded Boardwalk Pictures with a goal of making premium unscripted programming at a time when the market for that type of content simply did not exist. Shortly thereafter, Dane Lillegard joined the team...and the market for their preferred type of content still did not exist. Throughout it all, they kept their heads down and stayed tr…
 
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