Why I am glad I had to ski as a child

We’ve had an exceptional winter in Finland with a lot of snow even in the Southern part of the country. I have been doing more cross-country skiing than in years and it has been the highlight of the past two months, especially with the restricted life under COVID. Also, I’ve heard about the many waysContinue reading “Why I am glad I had to ski as a child”

Dr Trish Jackman (Pt1) | Flow | Optimal Experiences | Clutch States | Running

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/jackman/ This episode with Dr Trish Jackman is focused on flow in sport, exercise and physical activity. What do we know about these highly rewarding experiences? What are the current trends and challenges in the research on flow? Might flow be experienced differently in different types of sport and exercise? And how does flow relateContinue reading “Dr Trish Jackman (Pt1) | Flow | Optimal Experiences | Clutch States | Running”

Kriss Akabusi MBE (Pt2) | Meaning in Movement after Elite Sport | Existentialism | Nietzsche | Authenticity

This is the second part of our discussion with Kriss Akabusi, MBE, on Meaningful Sport. Kriss is an Olympian, Motivational Speaker and Businessman. In his outstanding athletic career, he achieved three Olympic medals, as well as World, European and Commonwealth titles. In the first part of our discussion, Kriss shared some stories from his eliteContinue reading “Kriss Akabusi MBE (Pt2) | Meaning in Movement after Elite Sport | Existentialism | Nietzsche | Authenticity”

Sam Jarman (Pt2) | Spirituality | Awareness | Mental Health | Professional Golf

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/jarman2/ This is the second part of our discussion with Sam Jarman. Sam played professional golf for about 10 years before transitioning to coaching and specializing in the mental side of the game. In this episode, we explore the spiritual dimension of sport, questions about finding out who we are, and also discuss the mentalContinue reading “Sam Jarman (Pt2) | Spirituality | Awareness | Mental Health | Professional Golf”

Kriss Akabusi MBE (Pt1) | Olympics | Elite Sport | Existentialism

Listen to the episode here. Kriss Akabusi, MBE, is an Olympian, motivational speaker and businessman. He achieved three Olympic medals, as well as World, European and Commonwealth titles in his outstanding career as a sprint and hurdling athlete. Very interestingly for our Meaningful Sport podcast, Kriss is drawn to existential philosophy and how it canContinue reading “Kriss Akabusi MBE (Pt1) | Olympics | Elite Sport | Existentialism”

Sam Jarman | Identity | Professional Golf | Self-enquiry | Professional Philosophy | Applied Work

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/jarman/ Many of us start playing sport because we just fall in love with it. However, many athletes who progress to a higher level of competition lose the joy of sport on the way and their sport-life becomes filled with worry and anxiety. This is a phenomenon Sam Jarman has encountered in many athletes heContinue reading “Sam Jarman | Identity | Professional Golf | Self-enquiry | Professional Philosophy | Applied Work”

Dr Matteo Luzzeri (Pt3) | Athlete Burnout | Meaning in Sport | Applied Sport Psychology | Writing Interventions | Future Research Directions

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/luzzeri3/ This is the third and the final part of our discussion on researching Meaning in Sport with Dr Matteo Luzzeri. In Part 1 and Part 2 of our discussion, we explored the foundations for the study of meaning in psychology and Matteo’s empirical research. In this last part of our discussion, we review theContinue reading “Dr Matteo Luzzeri (Pt3) | Athlete Burnout | Meaning in Sport | Applied Sport Psychology | Writing Interventions | Future Research Directions”

Professor Gunnar Breivik (Pt3) | Sustainability | Deep Ecology | Sport-as-Exploration | Arne Næss | Heidegger | Sport Philosophy

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/breivik3/ Sustainability is a pressing concern in our collective human agenda worldwide. But what would ecologically sustainable sports look like? How much do we need to rethink the way we practise sport or even the fundamental idea of sport? This is the third and final part of our discussion with Gunnar Breivik who is aContinue reading “Professor Gunnar Breivik (Pt3) | Sustainability | Deep Ecology | Sport-as-Exploration | Arne Næss | Heidegger | Sport Philosophy”

Dr Anna Kavoura (Pt2) | Gender Discourses | Women’s Martial Arts | Identity

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/kavoura2/ This is the second part of our discussion with Dr Anna Kavoura on how gender informs meaning in sport. In the first part, we explored Anna’s work on intersecting identities in women’s martial arts, as well as her current research project titled “Transforming Gender Boundaries in Sport: An Ethnographic and Participatory Action Research StudyContinue reading “Dr Anna Kavoura (Pt2) | Gender Discourses | Women’s Martial Arts | Identity”

Professor Simon Beames (Pt2) | Adventurous Learning | Education | Uncertainty | Authenticity

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/beames2/ This is the second part of our discussion with professor Simon Beames on outdoor education, recreation and adventure. In this episode, the main focus of our discussion is on adventurous learning. Together with Mike Brown, Simon has written a book titled “Adventurous Learning: A Pedagogy for a Changing World” which forms the basis ofContinue reading “Professor Simon Beames (Pt2) | Adventurous Learning | Education | Uncertainty | Authenticity”