DURING THIS PODCAST TOPICS SUCH AS ABUSE, PTSD AND VIOLENCE ARE DISCUSSED. THERE IS ALSO STRONG LANGUAGE USED. IF THIS IS A TRIGGER OR MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, LOOK AFTER YOURSELF AND DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO LISTEN.
When we think of Anxiety and PTSD we all would get some image of a person in our heads. But what we need to understand is that no matter what that image looks like, it’s wrong. PTSD and anxiety are both in-discriminatory.
I had the absolute privilege of knowing and being able to chat with Heather Connor who is pound-for-pound one of the strongest drug-free powerlifters on earth. With multiple national and international titles and records under her belt she is looked up to and admired by people all over the world for her strength, dedication, work ethic and her humorous outlook on life (as well as her dogs, Pancake and Butters lol)
The Real Heather Connor
What many people are not aware of is that the history that helped create her is quite confronting and at times scary. She has battled anxiety and post-traumatic stress for a large part of her life. This podcast is exploring her mental health story. We hope that this will help shed some light on the experience of these conditions as well as provide hope and motivation for people who have experienced similar things that you can not only survive, but you can thrive.
Heather is passionate about using her social media platform to help people and open up the conversation about mental health. She was incredibly open and vulnerable with me during this conversation and it shows in her message. Cannot think Heather enough for such an amazing chat.