Are you ready to learn more about how to enhance your life? I'll be offering tips and information on practical things that you can do to enhance your life, find more contentedness and get ideas about how to find a new helpful perspective.
Equanimity is the attitude of easygoingness that we take when we meditate, practise meditation or shift our attention to a chosen focus point allowing other sensations to just be.
This attitude of equanimity is characterised by noticing, accepting and allowing intrusive, unwanted, challenging or difficult thoughts, emotions and sensations to be there while directing our attention to action, overt and covert, that is aligned to our values or purpose.
When we chose to resist or fight these challenging and unwanted thoughts, sensations and emotions the intensity of our experience can increase. Choosing instead to accept with equanimity and shift our attention to a more desired focus might actually reduce the intensity of these unwanted sensations.
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Other resources include -
Self Help for Your Nerves by Dr Caroline Weekes - This is a self-help book that was written in 1962. It was informed by personal experience, research & years of successfully helping patients who were struggling with anxiety. Her treatment protocol is described using these words: face, accept, float, let time pass.
The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: the Extraordinary Life of Dr Claire Weekes by Judith Hoare - This is the biography of Dr Claire Weekes that I mentioned in the podcast.
Jeff Warren has constructed a 30 day course on how to meditate for the Calm app. He also has a website that might be worth exploring if you'd like to learn more about meditation.
The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris - this outlines how to apply Acceptance and Commitment Therapy yourself
We sometimes have such busy lives and finding time to exercise within our busy schedules is a real challenge. There are a number of things that we might think about when we have decided that we want or need to include exercise in our schedule:
Purpose - why do we actually want to include exercise in our lives?
Feel - how do we feel when we exercise and after we exercise?
What - what form of exercise is enjoyable for you?
Value - what value do we place on exercise for ourselves? What might exercise add to your life? What might it enable you to do?
And the last point is how do we actually fit it into our schedule?
If you'd like more information please feel free to contact me through my website - www.enhancelife.com.au
Lance was a former AFL player who played with Adelaide, Hawthorn and North Melbourne. He was delisted at the end of the 2004 season. He founded the Love Me Love You Foundation in 2013 and is the current CEO. LMLY works to educate young people about mental health, reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health and seeking help as well as supporting young people in their journey to wellness.
I spoke with Lance during the 2019 Ride With Me. RWM is one of the 2 major fundraising events that supports the work LMLY does.
Episode 1 -
You are struggling and striving to do your best. Sometimes it works and you nail it. Sometimes it's not so easy and you struggle to know what to do to feel better. Here I give you a short introduction to what I hope you can get out of this podcast. I want to help you life your enhanced life.