Finding Mastery
Finding Mastery
Jan 19, 2021
Alexi Pappas on Overcoming Depression and Improving Mental Health
Play • 1 hr 13 min

This week’s conversation is with Alexi Pappas, an Olympic runner and an award-winning actor and writer.

A Greek-American, Alexi is the Greek national record holder in the 10,000 meters.

She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and also ran for the University of Oregon as a 5th year, leading the team to two NCAA victories.

Alexi has been profiled on the cover of the New York Times Sports Page, in Rolling Stone, on NPR's All Things Considered, and was also featured on the cover of Runner's World Magazine's 50th anniversary issu, named as one of the two faces of the "new boom" in running.

Her memoir-in-essays, "Bravey," with a foreword by Maya Rudolph was just released – and it’s the reason I wanted to have this conversation.

Now more than ever – mental health is at the forefront of what so many of us are dealing with.

My hope is that Alexi’s story – one of overcoming depression and seeing a grander version of what her future could look like can help you or a loved one get through any challenges of your own.

This is not an easy time... but maybe… this conversation inspires you, that you have more inside you, and reminds you that you’re not alone in this.


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