Can you imagine a time when women weren’t breaking olympic records, running, practicing yoga, climbing, competing, serving, spiking, scoring goals and generally ROCKING the world of athletics?
Can you imagine a world without the sports bra?
Indeed, it wasn’t long ago that Lisa Lindahl pursued that iconic idea – the sports bra – and positively changed women’s lives forever. Today’s episode is all about Lisa’s inventions, realizations, authored works and important ideas. We cover many topics, including the importance of perseverance, the revolutionary act of becoming friends with your body, thriving with epilepsy, women in healthcare, beauty as a spiritual practice, the cultural impacts of the sports bra and how relationships are EVERYTHING.
An accomplished visual artist and writer, Lisa is the author of: Minding Your Business, a guide book for women entrepreneurs in the Women’s Small Business Program in Vermont, with Carminati and Angolano; “On Being a Woman with Epilepsy,” the opening chapter in the collective work Women with Epilepsy: A Handbook of Health and Treatment Issues, Beauty as Action, the Way of True Beauty and How its Practice can Change our World, which outlines the important role of aesthetics in shifting the current cultural paradigm and how each of us might engage and embody such change, and most recently, her invaluable business memoir, Unleash the Girls, The Untold Story of the Invention of the Sports Bra & How It Changed the World (And Me), EZL Enterprises, 2019. You can find out more about this incredible woman and her creations at lisalindahl.com.
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00:14:44 The Invention of the Sports Bra
00:19:33 Taking Back the Boobs
00:23:26 Everything Is About Relationships
00:29:25 Unleash the Girls
00:31:18 Second Wave Feminism
00:35:20 Cultural Impacts
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00:44:07 Inventing The Compression Bra
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00:50:45 The Lost Good News
00:57:51 Self Care
01:02:53 Practices to Create Beauty in Your Life
01:09:17 The Barbie Movie
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01:18:07 Where to Find Lisa
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Amy Fournier® is a former People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur who specializes in developing self-awareness and total mind-body transformation. She is a fitness and health expert, host of the Awakening Aphrodite podcast, author, inspirational speaker, artist, international cover model and a powerhouse of inspiration for looking and feeling your best no matter what your age, background or ability. With over 30 years of experience in fitness, health and personal development, Amy’s mission is to help YOU realize the power you have to control the way you look and feel and do it in a way that you enjoy and to optimize your ENERGY and life! Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress and most importantly, she also loves to nap and is a lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.:)