Having meaningful goals and high expectations of ourselves – while remaining realistic and compassionate – is a delicate balance. This week Laura talks with Olympian and U.S. National Ski Team Champion, author, and mom, Libby Ludlow. They discuss her tremendous achievements, range of regrets, the merit in having a failure resume, and how living according to one’s personal values [as opposed to as if every day is your last] can help mitigate overwhelm. No need to have ever even seen snow for this conversation to resonate deeply.

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About Libby

Libby is a former U.S. Ski Team member, 2006 Olympian, award-winning author, and mom of two. Before writing two acclaimed children’s books about skiing, Libby earned her B.A. from Dartmouth College and J.D. from the University of Washington. In 2012, she founded a nationwide nonprofit called ZGiRLS, which continues to empower girls with confidence and courage today. When Libby isn’t balancing the demands of motherhood with her work, you can find her chasing powder on her skis or single track on her mountain bike. You can learn more about Libby at www.libbyludlow.net and more about Libby’s books at www.abskis.com.