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Unveiling the Power of Resilience: A Conversation with Sarah Williams on the Resilience Rising Podca

Renata Chlumska  - Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.

In the world of podcasting, conversations can be transformative. They can inspire us, challenge our perspectives, and leave us with valuable insights. Recently, I had the privilege of being featured on the Resilience Rising Podcast, where we delved deep into the topic of resilience and my own personal journey.

The Resilience Rising Podcast, hosted by Jen Scotney, is a platform dedicated to uncovering the stories of individuals who have triumphed over life's challenges and emerged stronger. During our conversation, we explored what resilience means to me, the lessons I've learned from incredible women, and how I developed confidence and determination through various life challenges.

Defining Resilience:

One of the fundamental questions we tackled in the podcast was, "What is the definition of resilience for Sarah?" Resilience, to me, is not just about bouncing back from adversity but also about showing up every single day, even when doubt creeps in. It's about pushing your limits, developing mental toughness, and continuously learning from your experiences.

The Appalachian Trail Experience:

A highlight of our discussion was my Appalachian Trail adventure, a classic example of resilience in action. Completing the 2,190-mile trail in just 100 days was a gruelling physical and mental challenge. We talked about the moments when I started to doubt myself and how I found the strength to keep going, demonstrating a unique form of resilience.

Building Resilience:

During our conversation, I shared my passion for personal development, including my admiration for Tony Robbins and the power of visualisation. Additionally, we discussed how I created my own certificates of achievement for the Marathon des Sables and the mental preparation routine that helped me tackle such daunting challenges.

The Tough Girl Podcast and Its Impact:

A significant part of our conversation revolved around the Tough Girl Podcast, its origins, and its transformational impact on my life. We explored the importance of curating your mental space and the challenges I faced while building up the Tough Girl Challenges brand.

Diversity and Perspective:

One pivotal moment in our discussion was my wake-up call regarding the need for more diversity in the podcasting industry. I reflected on my privileged life and the importance of inclusivity and representation in storytelling.

Future Adventures and Inspirations:

To wrap up the podcast, we talked about my upcoming adventures, including walking the Camino Frances, taking on the Isle of Man Coastal Path, and speaking at the Armchair Adventure Festival. I also shared my passion for journaling and the transformative effect of long-distance walks.

Sometimes you need the dark times to appreciate the good’ - Sarah Williams


Get in Touch:

If you'd like to connect with me or learn more about my journey and adventures, please feel free to reach out. You can find me on @toughgirlchallenges on Instagram or e-mail me


My interview on the Resilience Rising Podcast was an incredible opportunity to explore the concept of resilience and share my personal experiences. I hope this blog post provides you with a glimpse into our conversation and inspires you to embrace your own journey of resilience. Remember, resilience is not just about overcoming challenges; it's about thriving in the face of adversity and emerging stronger than ever before.

I want to express my gratitude to Jen Scotty and the Resilience Rising Podcast for allowing me to share my story. If you haven't already, be sure to check out the full episode here for an in-depth dive into the power of resilience.

Thank you for joining me on this journey, and remember, you are stronger and more resilient than you think.



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