I met Ian Powell over four years ago when we were trying to sublet our offices in Boulder. There was something about him that struck me as different, so I went home and googled him. This is what I found - a 2013 article by Caroline Treadway in Rock & Ice that begins like this, "Ian Powell hit bottom three years ago on Thanksgiving in a dumpster near Denver. Huddled under a layer of trash, he was freezing, dope-sick and hadn’t eaten for days."
Today I give an ode to motherhood on a few fronts. I recently interviewed Susie Rinehart (episode 93 to be released soon) and she said the phrase “I’m right where I need to be.” It really resonated with me to the point where I realized that mantra can give comfort when you need comfort, […]
Today I caught up with an old friend from Downers Grove, IL. Tracy O’Malley and I grew up together and graduated from Downers South in 1990. I went on to become a pro triathlete and start Skirt Sports. Along the way I battled many demons and tackled many barriers. Tracy went on to become […]
Meet Scott Strode the founder and visionary of Phoenix Multisport, a community for individuals who are recovering from substance use disorder and those who choose to live sober. Scott was a trauma survivor from early in his life. He had his first drink at 11, started doing cocaine at 15, and acted out every […]
Meet Meredith Atwood – author, leader, transformation pioneer. Ten years ago, Meredith was someone she didn’t recognize. She was an out of shape, work-obsessed, mom of two with blinders on. She had lost herself and didn’t even know it. Until the day her eyes were opened and someone said to her, “Today is the first day […]
Dana D is one of the most brutally genuine people on this planet. She does everything hard; there is no half-assedery in her world. I met Dana many years ago when I knew her only as the Walnut-Cafe-Lady. I later came to know her as so much more. Dana recently came to Skirt Sports to speak about a topic important to her - love. Today she elaborates on that topic and her path to this place in her life.
The title of this episode is no joke. Kara is a grateful, hard-working, enlightened survivor of a previous life full of bad choices and tough situations. She's refreshingly open and honest about her struggles and moreso about what she's learned from them. In my opinion this might be the best episode I've recorded yet.