The Arrow Living Female Athlete Podcast

The Arrow Living Female Athlete Podcast

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For female athletes seeking to play and live in the most fulfilling way possible


63-Becky Sauerbrunn, turning your weaknesses into strengths, having a presence, and believing in aliens
May 27 • 84 min
In today’s episode I interview cat lover, sci-fi fantasy aficionado, 2x World Cup champion, Olympic gold medalist, Becky Sauerbrunn. Y’all, no two ways about it, Becky is a baller. She is one of the most consistent players in the game of…
62-the day I decided to quit soccer, but the Universe shut me down (unfiltered journal entry)
May 6 • 28 min
Writing is my release. Whenever I need to vomit out of my thoughts, I place my phalanges (lol what a word) on my computer keys and let them type away. It’s not pretty. I typically swear a lot because that’s just how I am and I don’t give a fuck…
61-Elizabeth Williams, on playing a game with no fans (b/c of COVID-19), the value of education, and her love of jeopardy
Apr 29 • 63 min
In today’s episode I interview WNBA Atlanta Dream player Elizabeth Williams on playing a game with no fans (b/c of COVID-19), the value of education, and her love of jeopardy. Elizabeth’s parents were born and raised in Nigeria. After…
60-Yael Averbuch, on the process of mastery
Apr 22 • 72 min
In today’s podcast, I interview the technical soccer goddess, Yael Averbuch. I first knew of Yael from afar, as I watched her YouTube videos that she posted of her dribbling and juggling drills. And I was like ‘damnnnn this girl is a…
59-Kate Krieger-on getting more money into the hands of women
Apr 15 • 81 min
In today’s episode, I interview Ellevest Financial Advisor and former pro soccer player Kate Krieger. Kate works for Ellevest, a booming start-up investing platform dedicated towards redefining investing for women. Ellevest’s mission is to…
58-Keelin Winters Pattillo, on dealing with pressure, overcoming burnout, and living in a campervan while playing pro soccer
Apr 8 • 72 min
In this episode, I interview firefighter, former professional soccer player, and farmer Keelin Winters Pattillo. Keelin is a force of nature. It appears as though everything she touches turns into a success. I believe Keelin accomplishes…
57-How to survive the coronavirus quarantine as an athlete
Apr 1 • 40 min
Yall, if there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that “obsessive athlete” and “being told to hunker down” do not belong in the same sentence. Quarantine has the potential to be an athlete’s worst nightmare. But it doesn’t have to be….
56-Britt Eckerstrom-on the power of being uncomfortable and seeking adventure
Mar 25 • 72 min
In today’s episode I interview Portland Thorns goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom. In our convo we talk about why she likes putting herself in uncomfortable situations, the wild story of how the day before she was leaving for her first professional season, her…
55-Dear Soccer, F*CK YOU, I Love you, Do I Have to Let you go?
Mar 18 • 22 min
We back!!! In this episode, I talk about what you can except with the podcast moving forward, what I’ve been up to, and I read the most vulnerable piece I have written about my love-hate relationship with soccer and my decision to step away from it for…
54-Sarah Hauser-on riding deathly waves, living your dream life, and the magic of the ocean
Mar 30, 2018 • 78 min
In today’s episode I interview professional windsurfer Sarah Hauser. Sarah grew up in New Caledonia, a French Island, east of Australia and North of New Zealand. with a population of 300,000 people, She started windsurfing at 13, and knew…
53-Meghan Klingenberg-on how to stay confident through the ups and downs, Daring Greatly, and playing hooky
Mar 23, 2018 • 93 min
In today’s episode, I interview World Cup Champion, US national soccer team member, Portland Thorns FC defender, Meghan Klingenberg. When Meghan was thirteen years old, her mom pulled her out of middle school. The two of them road tripped…
52-My First (and not last) Experience with Psychedelic Drugs as a Professional Athlete
Mar 9, 2018 • 11 min
In today’s episode, I read a piece I wrote titled “When I was a twelve year-old aspiring professional soccer player, I distinctly remember watching a commercial where a narrator sternly announced “this is your brain.” An image of a…
51-Tiffany Weimer-on starting side businesses to afford to play professionally and sleeping with her soccer ball
Mar 2, 2018 • 63 min
In today’s episode I interview professional soccer player and Duktig brand co-founder Tiffany Weimer. Tiffany is a goal scoring machine. At North Haven High School in Connecticut, she scored 109 goals. At Penn State University, she netted 91…
50-Erin McLeod-on playing fearlessly, enjoying the process, and making art from the heart
Feb 23, 2018 • 81 min
In today’s episode I interview Canadian national team goalkeeper and Olympic medalist, Erin McLeod. Erin’s obsession with competing in the Olympics began at childhood in Alberta, Canada. Despite doubters, Erin was convinced it was going to…
49-Adele Jackson Gibson-on connecting with her body through Crossfit, a beauty pageant, and shaving off her hair
Feb 16, 2018 • 71 min
In today’s episode, I interview Adele Jackson Gibson. Adele is a Crossfitter, sports model, and editor for editor, (one of my favorite sports athlete news sources because it provides stories that come directly from the athletes, told by the…
48- My Dog is Dying, I’m Jobless, and I’m in Awe of my Left Index Finger
Feb 9, 2018 • 14 min
In today’s episode I read a piece I wrote reflecting upon the realization that I had 11 days left to spend with my dog out of his entire life, and how acknowledging death has allowed me to process being released from the Portland Thorns. Death…
47-Bianca Henninger-on finding balance, calming a hyper-analytical mind, and her affinity for business signs
Feb 2, 2018 • 68 min
In today’s episode I interview Mexico national team goalkeeper Bianca Henninger. Bianca attended Santa Clara University and currently plays club soccer for the Houston Dash. Growing up, Bianca was a frequent member of the youth U.S National Teams….
46-Emily Allard-on finding the reason you play, managing feelings of hopelessness, and connecting to the ocean
Jan 26, 2018 • 69 min
In today’s episode I interview professional softball player and founder of Be The Momentum Emily Allard. Emily played college softball at Northwestern and continued on at the professional level with the Chicago Bandits, where her team has won…
45-Jordan Angeli-on how she overcame 3 acl tears and scored an unforgettable “World Cup” goal
Jan 19, 2018 • 85 min
In today’s conversation, I interview former professional soccer player, broadcaster for the Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League, and ACL Club founder, Jordan Angeli. Jordan tore her ACL twice while at Santa Clara. She…
44- My mom, Ann Johnson- On parenting a female athlete, supporting your child’s obsession, and feeding the team
Dec 8, 2017 • 56 min
In today’s episode, I interview my mother, Ann Johnson. I often get asked by parents about what their kid needs to do to make it to the next level. I believe the driving force must come from the kid, but parents can have a huge impact on…
43- Elli Reed- On using her sport to give back, veganism, and dancing with the mayor of Vicos, Peru
Dec 1, 2017 • 51 min
In today’s episode, I interview former professional soccer player and humanitarian Elli Reed. Throughout her career, Elli played seasons in Boston, Seattle, Sweden, Germany and Australia. Over the years, Elli’s passion for giving back to her…
42- Keeley Tillotson and Erika Welsh - On dropping out of college, appearing on Shark Tank, and building a 7 million dollar business
Nov 25, 2017 • 70 min
In today’s episode I interview Wild Friends cofounders Keeley Tollitson and Erika Welsh. Keeley and Erika’s nut butter company was born one afternoon, in their University of Oregon dorm room. As life-long athletes, Keeley and Erika shared an…
41- Emily Infeld- On “no days off”, recovery tips, and coping from injury with Bon Bons
Nov 17, 2017 • 78 min
In today’s episode, I interview professional long distance runner Emily Infeld. Emily was one of the first women to join Jerry Schumacher’s Portland-based running group, the Bowerman Track Club, which encompasses some of the best runners in…
40-Why Portland is The Best City for Women’s Soccer in the World
Nov 11, 2017 • 13 min
In today’s episode I reflect upon my experience playing for my hometown team, and one of the best women’s club teams in the world, Portland Thorns FC. Representing the Rose City will always hold a special place in my heart and I’ll remember it forever and…
39-Caitlin Foord-on sacrificing the “little parties in between for the bigger party at the end”
Nov 3, 2017 • 66 min
In today’s episode, I interview Australian national soccer team member, Caitlin Foord. Caitlin grew up a 2 minute walk from the beach in Lake Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia. Before Caitlin took up soccer, she participated in athletics, touch…
38 Paige Pattillo- On 100 miles races, running with poisonous snakes, and her motto “just don’t do it”
Oct 27, 2017 • 74 min
In today’s episode, I interview ultra-runner Paige Pattillo. Paige grew up running in her hometown Bothell, Washington. She ran cross country at the University of Portland. Two years ago, at the age of 26, Paige ventured into the ultra-running…
37-Amandine Henry-On moving to the US, mistranslations, and fake tans
Oct 20, 2017 • 51 min
In today’s conversation I interview French national team footballer Amandine Henry. Amandine signed her first professional contract at 17 years old. She’s competed in 3 UEFA Women’s Champions League finals, was the recipient of the Silver Ball…
36-Christine Sinclair-On how to be a leader and her recovery from perfectionism
Oct 6, 2017 • 74 min
In today’s episode, I interview the captain of the women’s Canadian national soccer team and Portland Thorns FC striker Christine Sinclair. Christine is a Legend with a capital L. She attended University of Portland (Go Pilots!) While there she…
35- Nadia Nadim- On Fleeing the Taliban and How to Get Rich and Famous
May 18, 2017 • 81 min
In today’s episode, I interview Danish footballer Nadia Nadim. Nadia is genuinely one of the most happiest person I know. She’s also one of the most confident, unafraid to speak her mind. Nadia was born in Afghanistan, during the war….
34-The Day I Met Ryan Gosling and Decided to Quit Soccer and Travel the World
May 18, 2017 • 17 min
In today’s episode, I tell the story in which I was over facing numerous setbacks throughout my soccer career: “There comes a point, when these things start to pile up and you inevitably begin to question your trajectory. It’s like if you were…
33- Arrow Tip Tuesday: Love Yourself in the Mirror
May 16, 2017 • 7 min
I have a confession: I’m addicted to talking to myself in the mirror. Yes, I am crazy, but I’d rather be a crazy person who gazes deeply into my own eyes every morning and loves myself, than a crazy person who walks around acting like I’m okay…
32- Mana Shim- on desserts, death and befriending strangers
May 12, 2017 • 80 min
Professional soccer player Mana Shim has a go with the flow attitude and has relied on her intuition her entire life. At 15 years old, the Hawaiian native left surfing, beaches, and her family behind, and moved to Arizona with the hope of playing…
31-The Most Effective Way to Dominate Life
May 11, 2017 • 15 min
As an athlete, being told to rest is one of the last things that we want to hear. Typically, if there is something wrong in my life, I react by working harder. But when I got my concussion, my doctor told me that the fastest way to get back on…
30- Arrow Tip Tuesday: Move in the Morning
May 9, 2017 • 8 min
When I have a killer workout planned, the worst part is hardly ever during the exercise, but rather the anticipation. It’s the mental chatter: Ughh, this is going to suck, i just want to get this over with…but once the workout begins, even…
29- Garga Caserta-Thorns FC strength and conditioning coach-on maximizing speed, injury prevention, and the Brazilian capoeira
May 5, 2017 • 88 min
In today’s episode, I interview Garga Caserta. Garga is the Thorns FC performance management consultant and strength and conditioning coach. He is the owner of GC Strength, a sports performance center specifically for soccer players. He is…
28 - My Whiplash Heatstroke Fifa ‘94 Concussion
May 4, 2017 • 21 min
In today’s episode, I tell the story of the first game I ever voluntarily subbed myself out of a game: the day I got my concussion. “Every time I play, it takes a few moments to get fully acclimated to the flow of the game. But in the first few…
27- Arrow Tip Tuesday: Visualize Your Day (while half-asleep)
May 2, 2017 • 9 min
It’s the championship game. Pouring down rain. Tie ball game. The clock is ticking down, with one minute to spare. The ball is passed to you. This is your chance. The moment you’ve dreamed of your entire life. You wind up to take the shot and…
26- Why I Saw Strange Men in my Room (and am telling you about it 9 months later)
Apr 27, 2017 • 14 min
In 2015, I suffered a concussion that completely changed my life. My entire career I have been someone who prides themselves on working hard. If someone tells me I’m not going to make it, I say “thank you” and add fuel to the fire. During…
25- Arrow Tip Tuesday: Why Making your Bed Changes the World
Apr 25, 2017 • 6 min
I never used to understand people who made their bed. Why bother taking the time when you are going to be getting back in and making it messy at the end of the day anyways? I am inherently a slob and tend to be suspicious of those whose living space…
24- Jacqueline Wiles: US ski team Olympian- On chasing snow and dreams, with a side of medicinal mushrooms
Apr 21, 2017 • 75 min
In today’s episode, I interview US downhill and super G ski team member and Olympian Jacqueline Wiles, aka Janky Lil’ J . Take a look at Jackie’s (@jankylilJ)and you’ll see beautiful snow-capped mountains ranging from Chile to New…
23- The Day I Lost my Most Prized Possession
Apr 20, 2017 • 13 min
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, the Portland Trail Blazers are my favorite sports team. Ever since I was little, my two brothers and I would paint our faces, makes signs, and cheer our hearts out at games. I got so obsessed that I created a…
22- Arrow Tip Tuesday: Create A Morning Ritual
Apr 18, 2017 • 5 min
Morning people. My college self just threw up in my mouth a little bit. As a teenager, if I had to wake up before my body felt ready, the entire world was dead to me. I walked around with a blank stare, wishing that a UFO would fly down, lasso every…
21-Katherine Reynolds: Professional Soccer Player- On working hard, striving to be your best, and picking a wedding dress
Apr 14, 2017 • 58 min
Professional soccer player, Katherine Reynolds has played in 79 out of the 86 National Women’s Soccer League matches. However, her path to becoming a consistent starter did not come without it’s challenges. After attending Santa Clara University,…
20- Losing Someone Close to Your Heart
Apr 13, 2017 • 13 min
Today on the podcast, I share a piece I wrote as a reflection to process the first time I lost someone really close to my heart; my grandma. As athletes, we invest our heart and souls into our sport. We become obsessed with being the best. And we get…
19- Arrow Tip Tuesday: Find an Accountablity Partner
Apr 11, 2017 • 7 min
Accountability partners for goals are what butter is to coffee, or what collagen is to bone broth or, what cacao nibs are to goat yogurt…you know what I’m saying?? Okay maybe not, if you aren’t as fond of these concoctions as I am. But for…
18-Lianne Sanderson: English National Team footballer-on keeping it real, following your destiny, and meeting the Prime Minister
Apr 7, 2017 • 103 min
English national team footballer Lianne Sanderson grew up knowing she was destined to be a footballer. At age 14, she signed her first contract with Arsenal. By age 16, Lianne she was playing in front of 28,000 fans in the FA Cup Finals. From there,…
17- Throwing Away 9 Trash Bags Full of my Belongings Changed my Life
Apr 6, 2017 • 19 min
Not to brag, but growing up, I played on some pretty baller teams. With stellar teams, came our fair share of tournament championships. And with tournament championships, came a lot of free tournament championship t-shirts. Winning free garments…
16- Arrow Tip: How to Bounce Back after a Bad Game
Apr 4, 2017 • 9 min
Arrow Tip: How to Bounce Back after a Bad Game Last week I played in my first game at Providence Park since my concussion. It was just a preseason game, but I had been waiting 18 months for that moment. Last year, I watched our games up…
15- Jill Loyden: Former USWNT Goalkeeper, The Keeper Institute Coach- On Overcoming Adversity and Becoming a Bouncy Ball
Mar 31, 2017 • 60 min
Former USWNT goalkeeper and founder of The Keeper Institute, Jill Loyden, has been an underdog her entire life. Growing up, Jill was one of three kids raised by a single mom, in Vineland, New Jersey. She was cut from several teams,…
14- A Once in a Lifetime Flight-How to Deal with Losses
Mar 30, 2017 • 11 min
I’m going to be honest with you. Losing games freaking sucks. When I was younger, I would give everyone the silent treatment (except my dog), shut my room and tell my parents to leave me alone, unless dinner was ready, of course. But as I’ve…
13-Arrow Tip Tuesday: STOP, Collaborate, and Meditation
Mar 28, 2017 • 8 min
As athletes, our competitive drive often trickles into other avenues of our lives. Like literally driving down avenues For me, whenever I used to drive anywhere, I needed to get there pronto without any delays. I had zero patience for traffic…
12-Pogo Sticking is the Reason I’m a Professional Athlete
Mar 23, 2017 • 11 min
I was recently asked in an interview why I love soccer so much. I’ve thought about this a lot lately. I love the sport itself. The team camaraderie. The winning. The creativity and freedom of expression it allows. But one of the things that’s…
11- Arrow Tip Tuesday: Find Your Entourage
Mar 21, 2017 • 8 min
I’d be willing to bet you 20 chunky monkey Ben and Jerry’s ice cream pints that if I walk into a girl’s high school soccer team post-game dinner, 80% of the girls will be wearing sweat pants, a hoodie-likely grey-and some form of slip on…
10-Professional Soccer Player Emily Menges: on her secret to getting fit, the value of reading, and imaginary friends
Mar 17, 2017 • 60 min
Professional soccer player Emily Menges, attended Georgetown University. While there, she earned the Big East Defensive Player of the Year and was a Mac Herman Trophy semi-finalist (equivalent to the Heisman) in 2012 and 2013. After college,…
09- The Day I Snuck out of the Hospital to see Chelsea Handler at the Sydney Opera House
Mar 16, 2017 • 19 min
When I was playing overseas in Sydney, Australia, I was hospitalized with appendicitis. While at the hospital, I had a very serious dilemma. My friends and I had purchased tickets to see Chelsea Handler perform at the Sydney…
08-Arrow Tip Tuesday: Plan Tomorrow Tonight
Mar 14, 2017 • 6 min
Arrow Tip of the Day: Plan tomorrow tonight. Do you ever have those days when you are driving home after an exhausting day, your workout kicked your butt, and you’ve been running a million miles per hour from one thing to the next? All you can think…
07-Michelle Betos: professional goalkeeper-on obsession w/ improvement
Mar 10, 2017 • 54 min
Professional goalkeeper Michelle Betos (@MichelleBetos) knows a thing or two about being the underdog. She has played behind two of the arguably best goalkeepers in the world, in Hope Solo and Nadine Angerer. In 2015, Michelle earned the NWSL…
06-The Day I Single Handedly Delayed My Flight to Australia
Mar 9, 2017 • 15 min
Am I the only one who feels like the airport causes you to be 8 times more emotional than in any other setting? For instance, when something goes wrong at the grocery store, we are able to compose ourselves, but if that same thing happens at the…
05-Arrow Tip Tuesday: Bathe Your Insides
Mar 7, 2017 • 5 min
Today’s Arrow Tip: Bathe Your Insides Have you ever stood next to someone at the gym who sprayed copious amounts of cologne or perfume on their body in an attempt to mask their odor? It’s not a pleasant sensory experience. To avoid being THAT…
04 - Tobin Heath: World Champion, 2x Olympic gold medalist-on crushing days and living authentically
Mar 3, 2017 • 43 min
U.S women’s national team member Tobin Heath (@TobinHeath) aka “The Nutmeg Queen” of the soccer world, is a 3x NCAA champion at North Carolina, a two-time olympic gold medalist, a World Cup champion, 2016 US soccer women player of the year winner,…
03 - To Everyone 25 and Older, Grow up, Give up on your Dreams
Mar 2, 2017 • 13 min
Have you ever experienced a quarter-life crisis? When nothing seems to be going as anticipated? You question what am I doing on this earth? Should I give up and flee to Costa Rica and live on the beach and listen to John Mayer and drink piña coladas…
02 - Arrow Tip Tuesday: Take A Cold Shower
Feb 28, 2017 • 7 min
Welcome to the Arrow Tip Tuesday series! Every Tuesday, I will provide a simple, actionable tip that you can apply to enhance your athletic endeavors and life. Today’s Arrow Tip: take a cold shower. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! Whenever I get out of a…
01- What is Arrow Living?
Feb 27, 2017 • 8 min
What the heck does “Arrow Living” mean? What can I expect on ArrowLiving.com and The Arrow Living Female Athlete Podcast? Who is Kendall Johnson? All very valid questions. Listen to find out. If you’ve still got questions or comments or…