Angel Collinson - Fear, anxiety, and how to listen to your gut
Do you ever look at someone and think, “Wow, they’re FEARLESS?!” I feel like that word is used a lot to describe people in the public eye, whether it’s a professional athlete or a musician or anyone else you see as you scroll through Instagram. And obviously to be fearless, you must have NO fear. So that must mean those pro skiers dropping CLIFFS aren’t afraid of anything bad happening in that moment... Right? WRONG. Anyone that I’ve talked to that appears fearless on the outside, actually does have some fear on the inside. They just know how to manage it, how to talk to it, and they know that it’s not a bad thing. Fear and anxiety have a purpose for us humans - we just have to learn how to listen to them.Meet professional freeskier Angel Collinson - someone who, if you've seen what she does, you might think she’s fearless. And yes, she is EXTREMELY BRAVE, but she does have fear, just like the rest of us humans. But she 's close with her fear, and knows how to listen to it.You may have seen her slashing steep spines on huge mountains in ski movies from Teton Gravity Research, or seen her in the Freeskiing World Tour, which she has won TWICE. She’s won awards for her skiing on film too - like when she was the first woman ever to win Best Line at the Powder Video Awards.I loved talking to Angel about fear, anxiety, meditation, and how the heck we can listen to our gut.You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/cassidyquinn)Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. TREW Gear Use the code BACKCOUNTRYBRAINS for 25 dollars off any order over $100 and free shipping!
My guest today is a total badass. She is most commonly known for her extreme skiing exploits in the mountains of Alaska, but to call her a skier would be like calling the earth a rock. Angel Collinson is a life ninja. A true force with the desire to rewrite the rules of life and the passion to see it through. Her vision for picking out ski lines is far outmatched by her vision for life. We talked about meditation, life, death, fear, mental health, climate and of course skiing. Honestly, this conversation could have continued for hours, and I look forward to my next conversation with Angel. Please welcome, today’s Ace, Angel Collinson.
Angel Collinson, Pro Skier // Fear, Gut Instincts & Sailing Offshore
On the Wind Sailing
Angel Collinson is a pro free skier who comes from a family of pro skiers. She grew up at Snowbird Resort in Utah where her parents were professional ski patrollers. Even her brother John is a pro freakier. You can see them both in Teton Gravity Research films, among other places. Angel is new to sailing but recently bought a steel boat in Maine her and her boyfriend are outfitting for long-term cruising. Angel & I had a long and insightful conversation on managing fear, how backcountry skiing and offshore sailing are related, when to trust your gut instinct, mental health and lots more. -- The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com and sign up to become a member of our new platform where Andy Schell & ISBJORN skipper August Sandberg will explore 'deep dives on the art of seamanship.' First two weeks free. There's nothing like it on the Internet in the sailing world, and we can't wait to share it with you and explore seamanship ideas together. See you on the QUARTERDECK! -- ON THE WIND is sponsored exclusively this season by Forbes Horton Yachts. Go to forbesyachts.com to get in touch and find your dream boat.
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#278: How To Stay Centered When You’re Skiing Off a Cliff | Angel Collinson
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Angel Collinson is a badass in every sense of the word. She’s one of the world's best extreme skiers, a meditator, and a climate activist. In this conversation we explore Angel's mindfulness practice and how it helps her stay centered even when she’s skiing off a cliff, her work on Capitol Hill, and a tricky and raw conversation with her dad. This is another one of the episodes we recorded pre-pandemic, but which remains relevant.Where to find Angel Collinson online:Twitter: https://twitter.com/angelcollinsonFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelCollinson/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelcollinson/?hl=enWe care deeply about supporting you in your meditation practice, and feel that providing you with high quality teachers is one of the best ways to do that. Customers of the Ten Percent Happier app say they stick around specifically for the range of teachers, and the deep wisdom they impart, to help them deepen their practice. For anyone new to the app, we've got a special discount just for you. If you're an existing subscriber, we thank you for your support.To claim your discount, visit tenpercent.com/augustOther Resources Mentioned:Waking Up with Sam Harris - https://www.wakingup.com/George Mumford - https://georgemumford.com/Citizens Climate Lobby - https://citizensclimatelobby.org/Protect Our Winters - https://protectourwinters.org/Jay Michaelson - https://www.jaymichaelson.net/Ten Percent Happier Newsletter - https://www.tenpercent.com/newsletterWhat if We Stopped Pretending the Climate Apocalypse Can Be Stopped? - https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/what-if-we-stopped-pretendingAngel Collinson Annihilates Alaska: The Rowdiest Women’s Skiing Segment To Date? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNrOI94nSTw#TGRwinterland: Angel Collinson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOIM2pQ7ekkAdditional Resources:Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/liveCoronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguideFree App access for Frontline Workers: https://tenpercent.com/careFull Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/angel-collinson-278
88: Emily Harrington, Adrian Ballinger, Angel Collinson, & Caroline Gleich
Coping with Rapidly Changing, Challenging Conditions! Big mountain climber and Alpenglow Expeditions founder Adrian Ballinger, professional rock climber Emily Harrington, ski mountaineer and activist Caroline Gleich, and pro skier Angel Collinson discuss the adventurer’s perspective on coping with rapidly changing, challenging conditions as it relates to the outdoors and the world as of 2020. This is a replay from the Stoked From Home online summit by The Stokecast. Hosted by Jonathan Ronzio and Emily Holland. (Watch the episode at youtube.com/c/jonathanronzio)
Angel Collinson is one of the most accomplished big mountain freestyle skiers in the world. Throughout her career, she's won two championship titles at the Freeskiing World Tour, and was the first woman to be awarded Best Line at the Powder Video Awards in 2016. Angel is perhaps best known for her many appearances in Teton Gravity Research’s (TGR) annual ski films, which have featured some of her most spectacular and daring runs. When Payson interviewed Angel last week at Red Bull headquarters, she was still recovering from a thousand foot tumble down an Alaskan mountain that led to a second knee surgery and extensive rehab. In this conversation, they discuss her injury, how she has maintained her legendary positivity throughout the lengthy recovery process, her close relationship with brother and fellow professional skier John Collinson, and how leaving a promising academic career in Environmental Law to pursue skiing gave her an even more powerful voice as a lobbyist for environmental change in Washington and beyond. They also go in depth on Angel’s complex feelings about the post-#MeToo era and how she thinks the pendulum might have swung too far. And just in case the conversation was in danger of getting a little too serious, Angel tells the story of when her dad lowered her headfirst into an outhouse toilet by the ankles.
74: Uncomfortable and Awesome, with Angel Collinson
29-year old Professional big mountain skier Angel Collinson has shattered industry ceilings since she hit the scene. The first female skier to land both the opening and finale segments in a TGR film and the first woman to win Powder Magazine's "Best Line" award. Raised on the slopes of Alta ski area in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon, her and her brother Johnny (also a professional skier on The North Face athlete team) spent their youth splitting time between ski resort employee housing and living out of a van chasing backcountry adventures for family fun. In this episode we talk all things skiing and stoke of course, Angel's sibling dynamic in the professional sphere, as well as how to overcome your own worst critic—yourself. Show notes: https://exploreinspired.com/angelcollinson Hosts: Jonathan Ronzio, Emily Holland Editor: Chris Plante Presented by: Explore Inspired
In the Zone - The ultimate performance! The daughter of the ski patrol director at Utah’s Snowbird ski area, Angel Collinson grew up in employee housing at the base of the mountain, becoming a skier soon after she learned to walk. In 2013, she had a breakout part in Teton Gravity Research’s annual ski movie. Now a regular star athlete in TGR’s films, Collinson claimed many awards for her film parts, including becoming the first female in history to win Best Line at the Powder Video Awards for the footage of her slashing a steep spine in Alaska. Also Available on: iTunes: http://tiny.cc/MINDED_iTunes Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/5JxKVhZ... TuneIn:http://tun.in/pi9l8 or at https://www.mindedpodcast.com/ --- MINDED is an outlet for people who want to learn from industry and creative leaders that have an innate drive for excellence. Our guests set themselves apart by challenging the norm and pushing ideas forward. In a never-ending pursuit to succeed, we thrive to have an in-depth conversation about life, business and the world we live in. Follow us: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindedpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MINDEDPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yuriaxavier
Today, on this episode of Next Level Skiing, I had the opportunity to speak with Angel Collinson, a professional Freeskier. Angel explains how she was bred into skiing and originally started out with a different goal for her career. We talk about how visualization, meditation, and deep breathing have improved her performance and lifestyle; Angel explains why these methods of self-care are such an important part of the gig and explains how she benefits from the practices. We also discuss how her “feminine approach to fear” and her not-so-secret-mantra has made her one of the best in the world. Tune in to hear important insights from Angel and how to take your skiing to the next level. Topics: [02:10] Angel was bred into skiing by growing up at Snowbird Ski Resort. [02:51] Angel had lofty racing aspirations [05:15] Visualization is a technique that helps Angel manage fear. [09:52] Angel talks about the importance of self-care and being “resourced enough”. [15:15] Deep breathing exercises and their benefits. [18:00] How Angel gets over nervousness prior to a race. [21:05] Why fear is a tool. [24:00] Angel explains why it’s not bad to “back off”. [27:01] The two pieces of advice that have resonated for Angel. [28:43] If you want more info, head to WagnerSkis.com. Quotes: “I’m sort of, like, an all or nothing person.” -Angel Collinson “If you don’t realize how stressed out you are or tired you are, sometimes you won’t make as good decisions, because you don’t realize where you’re at.” -Angel Collinson “I’ve never been afraid to [back off].” -Angel Collinson Resources: Wagner Custom Skis Angel’s Website Angel on Twitter