Jul 7, 2020
Our dreams shift and change
throughout our lives, and real champions work on embracing the new
despite the discomfort that uncertainty that change can bring.
Maureen Manley is an Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Coach,
and US National Cycling Champion. She joins the show this week to
tell her story of being diagnosed with MS right when she was at the
height of her career, and how she learned to persist in a way that
was in alignment with her mind, body, and soul. Maureen used this
turning point in her own life to inspire others to dig inside
themselves and find the strength they may have never known
What You Will Hear in This Episode:
- As a
champion on the US Cycling Team, Maureen won a National
Championship, set a national record, and won a silver medal in the
the height of her cycling career and while racing in the Tour de
France, Maureen suffered a frightening health crisis. She went
blind and she crashed — only to learn it was the onset of multiple
sclerosis, also known as MS.
diagnosis left her frustrated and frightened, not only for her
health but for the end of her dreams and the life she had been
working for every moment of her waking day.
more she tried to fight, the worse it got. Maureen then turned
inward and did the hard work to really look inside herself and
figure out what was next.
badass women know that there’s not just one choice of finding
self-expression, achievement, and freedom.
- Maureen created her own academic path and
obtained a Masters Degree in Integrated Wellness, where she learned
how each individual system of our health creates a bigger
is a difference between surrendering and giving up, with
surrendering we are opening ourselves up to what is new and best
for us and we are still on the court of our
spirit moves through me, and there are infinite possibilities of
how this shows up — if I allow it.”
difference between surrender and giving up is
- “Being a champion of your situation takes a lot
- “People see themselves in what I share and
that’s important because it has to be realistic in order for them
to apply [themselves].”
Tour de France