This week’s show is with Dr Kristen Race, a bestselling author, Head of Mindfulness for Solvasa™, and Founder of Mindful Life™. A world-renowned expert in the field of mindfulness, Kristen’s programs and services are rooted in neuroscience and designed to build resilience to modern day stress. As a business owner and mother of two teenagers, Kristen understands that life is busy!
In today’s show we spoke about the changing world and how we’ve ended up as a species dealing with a brand new challenge and probably our biggest one in our history: our relationship to technology, and specifically our digital devices. We explored the terrain of today’s world, the potentially harmful effects on the brain, the addictive nature of tech and how you can reclaim your sovereignty and choose to use your mobile device from a conscious place.
I wasn’t expecting to find this show as interesting as I did, so don’t worry if you’re not into mindfulness or neuroscience, if you’re a human who has a phone and is interested in living in an aligned and wild way, I think you’ll find this a very useful episode.
I’d love to know what YOU think about this week’s show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- We are living in a terrain filled with tech that’s utterly unrecognisable to how our ancestors lived, even the closest generations to us! We haven’t evolved for the constant stimulus provided by this digital era and we now have the choice how to respond to it.
- Using tech often triggers a fight or flight response which means our prefrontal cortex is deactivated, that’s the centre of yummy things like connection, problem solving and attention, so it’s an area of the brain that most of us would choose to use more!
- What choices will you make that allow you to create rather than react? Some ideas that Kristen suggested are: use alarm clock not phone, have at least 5 minutes offline when you first wake up, you could begin your day with breath work, meditation, visualisation, movement or snuggles. Take breaks throughout the day when your phone is put away or on airplane mode. Turn off notifications and move social media across a screen or two.
Resources and stuff that we spoke about:
https://kristenrace.com/master-your-life/ (the planner we talked about)
Instagram – @drkristenrace
Thank you for listening!
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Lian & Jonathan