Episode 62

62. Alcohol, Athletics, and the Road to Recovery with Kristen Feemster

Many people grieve loss around relationships or a loved one, but what about a passion, like a successful athletic career? Kristen Feemster is a former college athlete and experienced the NCAA basketball tournament her junior year. After competing in such a monumental tournament and training intensely for the sport throughout college, Kristen didn’t know how to handle the “real world”, so she turned to what many of her peers did to self-soothe: alcohol. On this week’s podcast Kristen shares her story of grief, adapting to life after college basketball, and the road to recovery from her alcohol addiction. Kristen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, certified personal trainer, and the founder of B3 based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. 


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Bianca Hughes

Bianca Kesha Hughes is setting boundaries and breaking barriers. She knows how to navigate life and discover true identity while trusting in God. Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism.

She is deeply connected to her cultural values, and Caribbean heritage, and her foundation of faith is a source of light for everyone around her. Bianca experiences her fair share of trials and pain but she heals through vulnerability and connecting to her authentic self. For this reason, she is passionate about breaking down the walls of perfectionism, encouraging her audience to connect to their authentic self while creating a safer place for them to be seen and heard.

Her podcast, "It Didn't Break Me," creates a space for honest and vulnerable conversations. Her guests share their transformational life stories around the messy stuff they didn't think they'd come back from yet they are still here. "It Didn't Break Me" podcast is a platform for people who are struggling with mindset shifts around perfectionism and being their authentic self, inspiring them to discover the beauty in the mess.