The Appetite Episode #59:

Sport Retirement: How A Former Competitive Figure Skater Navigated an Identity Crisis

An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast



How do you deal with change in life or an identity crisis? Former competitive figure skater Chrissy Hughes (and therapist at Opal!) shares about her retirement from skating and what the process taught her about dealing with big life transitions. Chrissy—who joins host Carter Umhau, LMHC, CEDS and Opal Co-Founder and head of the Exercise + Sport Program, Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS—explores the psychological, social, and physical components that impacted her mental health during that time and how her story with figure skating can speak to anyone going through the grief or identity crisis that comes with change in life.


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