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Women of Impact

Nov 28, 2018

American mixed martial artist and UFC competitor, Michelle Waterson, sits with Lisa to discuss strengthening your mind-body connection, using failure to motivate your success, and balancing diverse identities as a mother and a warrior.


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Michelle’s story and MMA being taboo for women [2:01]

Defying family expectations and tradition [3:45]

Live the life that you want to live [4:37]

Managing vulnerability inside and outside the octagon [5:34]

Accept that it happened and move on [6:45]

Failing means you’re still climbing [8:57]

Don’t start something without finishing it [10:45]

Embracing the challenge as your roots [12:34]

Exercising your mind [13:33]

Balancing identities between mother and fighter [14:25]

Practice being in the moment [16:45]

Building the mind-body connection [18:41]

Respecting your body as a key pillar of your lifestyle [21:25]

Leaning on family to motivate her passion [24:00]

Separating personal and professional life [28:42]

Being a mother is being a natural warrior [32:13]

Fighting in order to strengthen your inner voice [34:37]

The power of being able to flow [36:17]