Yearly Archives: 2018

The Dan Leigh Show 008: Book Review – No Shortcuts to the Top

I recently read a book called No Shortcuts to the Top by mountaineer Ed Viesturs, and was blown away!

Ed is a seemingly regular guy who decided to dedicate his life to climbing the world’s tallest mountains. He has scaled all fourteen 8000 meter peaks. By the end of the book, Ed and his climbing partner Vekka were the only survivors. All of the other climbers featured prominently in the book had died in the mountains.

Why? Why did Ed survive when so many other climbers perished?

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The Dan Leigh Show 007: The Difference Between Formal and Informal Mindfulness Practice

I have gotten tremendous benefits from mindfulness practice. Mindfulness has grown in popularity in recent years, partly because of the increased stress of modern life. However, one aspect of mindfulness practice that can be confusing is the use of the terms “formal” and “informal” mindfulness practice. The short description is that formal mindfulness practice involves meditation, while informal mindfulness practice involves turning everyday activities into mindfulness practices. But, it is a bit more complicated than that!

In this episode, I clear up and confusion you might have regarding these two distinct types of mindfulness practice.

You will learn: 

• Why informal mindfulness practice is often more formal than the name implies

• Which specific types of mindfulness meditation constitute formal practice
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