58 min.

Embracing values and compassion: Laurence Halsted Life Lessons: From Sport and Beyond

    • Sport

Laurence Halsted - who competed at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics in fencing and was a European silver medalist - believes sport is falling short of its potential. The pervasive 'win at all costs' mentality has led to problems like doping, corruption, inhumane training cultures and mental health difficulties among athletes at all levels. Laurence argues that a significant issue is the failure of sportspeople and organisations to identify - and then live in accordance with – their deeper values, and embrace a compassionate approach to life. Laurence has written a book called 'Becoming a True Athlete – a practical philosophy for flourishing through sport,' that is a manifesto for how sport and its participants can rise above the status quo. Laurence is also a key member of the True athlete Project (TAP), one of the most interesting organisations in sport. Its goal is to help create a more compassionate world by harnessing the undoubted power of sport for good.
The True Athlete Project: https://www.thetrueathleteproject.org/
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Laurence Halsted - who competed at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics in fencing and was a European silver medalist - believes sport is falling short of its potential. The pervasive 'win at all costs' mentality has led to problems like doping, corruption, inhumane training cultures and mental health difficulties among athletes at all levels. Laurence argues that a significant issue is the failure of sportspeople and organisations to identify - and then live in accordance with – their deeper values, and embrace a compassionate approach to life. Laurence has written a book called 'Becoming a True Athlete – a practical philosophy for flourishing through sport,' that is a manifesto for how sport and its participants can rise above the status quo. Laurence is also a key member of the True athlete Project (TAP), one of the most interesting organisations in sport. Its goal is to help create a more compassionate world by harnessing the undoubted power of sport for good.
The True Athlete Project: https://www.thetrueathleteproject.org/
***
Follow me:
on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/
on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundie
And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com
And please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts
***
Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.
CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.
Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby! The really good news is that you can get a massive 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com ... and enjoy!

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