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PodcastBeing on the Receiving End of a Boundary, with Eve

Being on the Receiving End of a Boundary, with Eve

Eve and Robin answer questions about how to handle work problems that seep into your personal life, learning to enjoy and process happiness, and what to do when someone sets a boundary with you.

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(mouse clicks) (ambient music) Headspace Studios. Hey, everyone. Here we are with another episode of Dear Headspace. I am Robin, and I get the privilege of answering your questions today with Eve. And we are gonna be talking about when work problems seep into your personal life, learning how to enjoy and process happiness, and we have a really interesting question about what to do when you are on the other side of someone setting a boundary. Have you ever wished you had a wise meditation teacher on speed dial? Someone you can call after a long day? Someone you could lean on for their advice? Someone to listen and help you to see things differently? Welcome to Dear Headspace, a podcast where I sit with a meditation teacher and we answer your questions. Hi, Eve! It is so lovely to see you today. I wanna see you today and every day. Aw, thanks Robin. You know, it's always such a joy coming into the studio. I'll be honest, I woke up in a bit of a funk this morning, went to bed in a bit of a funk, and I already feel so much better. I know. Seeing you and just being together. Yeah, absolutely. I was racing like a hundred miles an hour before this and then did our little setting intention meditation to get ready for you all, and now I feel ready to take some questions. I mean, should we do this? We are gonna do this, yes. We have got some doozies of questions today. I mean, I'm looking forward to them all, but I have to say, I'm really curious about the question about boundaries. So I think we should just get right to it. Let's do it. Okay. Here's our first question from Steven. Dear Headspace, my name is Steven, and I am from Philadelphia in the United States. For the better part of my life, I've dreamed about being a music historian, and in many ways I have achieved that dream. However, I have undergone a tremendous amount of stress at my current place of work due to a lack of respect from supervisors, from being overworked and being underpaid. I spent the last few years trying to find a new job, but I've been unsuccessful. Now my industry seems to be falling apart, and I fear that the future holds little place for me. Due to all of this, I have lost passion for my craft and have decided that it might be time to pursue a new career path. I've been meditating for about five years now, using Headspace for most of that time. But nowadays I can think of little else other than my professional situation, and it has even begun seeping into my meditation practice. Do you have any tips on how I can use mindfulness and meditation to navigate this very scary transition in my life and how I can reclaim my meditation practice back on myself?...


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About your teachers

  • A former Buddhist monk, Andy has guided people in meditation and mindfulness for 20 years. In his mission to make these practices accessible to all, he co-created the Headspace app in 2010.

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  • Eve is a mindfulness teacher, overseeing Headspace’s meditation curriculum. She is passionate about sharing meditation to help others feel less stressed and experience more compassion in their lives.

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  • As a meditation teacher, Dora encourages others to live, breathe, and be with the fullness of their experiences. She loves meditation’s power to create community and bring clarity to people’s minds.

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  • Kessonga has been an acupuncturists, therapist, and meditation teacher, working to bring mindfulness to the diverse populations of the world.

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  • Rosie Acosta has studied yoga and mindfulness for more than 20 years and taught for over a decade. Rosie’s mission is to help others overcome adversity and experience radical love.

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