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Today’s guest is Anna Symonds – a multiple-time national champion and all-star rugby player, a mixed martial artist and CBD educator determined to shift the cultural perspective around how we heal, grow and thrive through plant medicine. 

From the creators of the groundbreaking Sports, Energy and Consciousness Festival™ comes OMNI Athlete™, a new weekly interview show that explores the perspectives of the world’s highest achieving mind, body and spirit competitors to learn their secrets for accessing peak performance. Hosted by Josh Crist, OMNI Athlete is designed to give athletes the techniques and knowledge they need to access their peak performance state. Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday.

Pulled Quotes

  • “You don’t achieve greatness without taking risks.”
  • “You have to choose to be brave again, and again.”
  • “You know… the soccer team was not nice.”
  • “It’s chess at a full-sprint.”
  • “I don’t know if, without using CBD and cannabis, if I would still be playing.”
  • “No matter how much you feel like you’ve worked towards something, a lot of times we have to start again.”
  • “I’ve been lucky enough to have life burned down around me a couple times.”
  • “When it comes down to it, the universe is really a great mystery to us.”

What You Will Learn from This Episode

  • Why being brave is a choice you must repeatedly make to grow
  • How loving the process keeps your passion for competition ignited 
  • The cultural difference Anna experienced between competitive soccer and rugby
  • How CBD can help preserve your longevity as an athlete 
  • Why one of the best abilities you can have as an athlete is to go from complete rest to 100%, then back to complete rest
  • How you can chemically signal to your body that it’s time to rest and recover
  • Why learning to start again is critical to becoming the best version of yourself
  • Why playing sports is about sharing a bond with people that goes beyond words
  • What happens when you love your opponents

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