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Nov 25, 2021

Alexi Pappas is an Olympic runner and an award-winning actor and writer. Her memoir-in-essays, "Bravey," was one of my favorite books of the year. She opens up about chasing her wildest dreams, competing at + becoming a national record holder in the 2016 Rio Olympics. But it was what happened AFTER the Olympics that really shaped her. She had severe clinical depression hit, so badly she almost took her own life. With the help of a doctor who helped her see her mental pain the same way as her physical pain-- she has a whole new understanding of mental health and is sharing with us today: 
  • How it was who she least expected who helped convince her to go for her Olympic dream. 
  • Why you should embrace satellite mentors.
  • The unsuspecting mental health battle she faced after her Olympic High
  • How we need to reframe chasing our dreams and “enjoying the journey.” 
  • How we all need to learn to expect and prepare for “a dip” after reaching our goals.
  • What she’s learned about herself through running and through going for all of her big dreams.
  • Good Pain Vs. Bad Pain and how to know the difference.
  • What she wants her legacy to be.
  • Losing her mother to suicide at a very young age + how her relationship with her mother fluctuates even though she’s passed away. 

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