Tea with a Titan, Episode 66: Anna Rice, Two-time Olympic badminton player

Portrait of Anna Rice, Two-time Olympic badminton player
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Guest TitanEpisode 66

Anna Rice

Two-time Olympic badminton player

Tea of choice: Vancouver’s Steam Tea House.

What we cover: “The most important things I’ve learned in life, I’ve learned on the badminton court.” —Anna Rice

Today’s Guest Titan is two-time Olympian, Anna Rice – a woman who admits that, as far as life goes, everything she’s learned so far, she’s learned on the badminton court. This is a woman who is ripe with insights, and who possesses a calm wisdom that I found quite intoxicating, really. I know you’re going to love her. It was a cozy day when we chatted, so you’ll hear a bit of Deep Cove rain on my studio roof.

This isn’t really a conversation about badminton, so much as it is a conversation about our own thought processes, the stories we make up about ourselves, our relationship with ego and Self, and even what it means and what it takes to do those things that we legitimately love. It’s also a chat that just happens to be bursting with goodness as it pertains to the way we are raising our kids and the things to take into consideration when it comes to our own desires for them and for their own achievements – like the gift of letting them fall, for one — for those of us who have small humans around the house.

I adore this woman — she is wise, wise, wise.

Unrelated, but exciting for me: Many of you know I’ve been plant-based for 18 years. Chad, who’s an endurance athlete, has been for about a decade, and I’ve talked about Vega a lot in the past on this show, because I often have a Vega One Smoothie in my hand while I’m recording. Vega is a certified vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, nutrient-dense line of clean, plant-based nutrition products. From protein powders and snack bars to hydration during workouts, our kitchen shelves are perpetually stocked with Vega. And Season 2 is brought to you in part by Vega – which brings me no end of happiness. I legitimately am such a Vega freak, I can’t even tell you. I even lugged my jug of Vega with me across the continent to the British Virgin Islands for the week I spent on Necker Island with Richard Branson, and made shakes for the gang each morning while I was there. That’s how much I love Vega – it didn’t matter that incredible meals were included on each day of my week there – I wanted my Vega shake for breakfast.

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