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PodcastDo I Have to Do Everything Mindfully? with Sam

Do I Have to Do Everything Mindfully? with Sam

Sam and Robin answer your questions. Today: when your child doesn’t want to go to therapy, handling insomnia, and do I really have to do everything with mindfulness?

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(computer mouse clicking) (bright gentle music) Headspace Studios. There's this idea that as a parent or as anyone, when you're trying to convince someone or something of doing something, you're taking up the best lines. And that means that your, like, you want your child to say why they would find benefit, instead of you telling them why there's a benefit there, right? So you can kind of change the questions around when you're having that conversation with them so that you're giving them the best lines. (light music) 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. Hello, everyone. We are so excited to have you here with us here at Dear Headspace, a podcast where each week I sit down with a Headspace meditation teacher and we answer your questions. I'm Robin Hopkins, and today I am here with Sam, who I have recently taken to calling Sammer just because, you know, that's how we roll. I love it. Hi Robin. I did it in an email and I was like, Sammer. I was like, do you mind? I just have to. I've been given the weirdest nicknames over the years and I love it. I just, it's just more love. Okay, well now you have to tell us, what are some of your nicknames that are appropriate for the air? No, they're innocent, but they're like, one friend of mine calls me Sambones. I don't know what that is, is that a reference to something? I don't know, but I, okay. My mom strangely calls me Samanth. Like, she'll go, she'll get to the th in my name, but then not use the A. Then she's just like, now I'm done. She also used to call me and my sibling the girls, beauty queens, which was very interesting. Hello, beauty queens. Please report to the kitchen. Exactly. (laughs) I didn't mind it. Didn't mind it. You know, I just am not one of those people that has nicknames. Just like nobody. I mean, you know, that just doesn't, my mom did call me Punky. Is that, is that like from Punky Brewster or? No, she just called me that. And what's weird is I call my daughter punk. And it just feels right. It's weird. No, I know. It's like they come out and like my husband calls his daughter or did when she was, she still calls her that sometimes, but storkorv, which means in Swedish means long sausage. (both laughing) Because she was a long baby, you know? So yeah. Long sausage. She's horrified by it as a 14 year old. Yeah. By the way, there was so many things in that sentence from long sausage to the word being totally in Swedish. And me being like, what? That was brilliant. That...


Duration38 min

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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