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PodcastNavigating Relationships, with Eve

Navigating Relationships, with Eve

Eve and Robin answer your questions about difficulties with parent and adult child relationships, troubles staying in romantic relationships, and the art of managing difficult coworkers.

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(tranquil music) Headspace Studios. Hi folks. Robin here and I am just letting you know that we are on a little Headspace vacation at the moment. Don't worry, we are not leaving you. Instead, we are sharing a few of our favorite episodes and we will be back on Tuesday, September 12th, kicking things off with a back to school mindful parenting episode. Woo. 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". (gentle music) 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 the lovely and talented Eve. It is so good to see you again, Eve. It's so lovely to be back, Robin. Gosh, it feels like just the other day that we were in the studio and now we're back. Oh, well I am so excited for the questions today, and I don't know if this is a surprise for you, but they are all about relationships. And I wanna ask you, because before we get into it, what's the area of relationships that you've had the most trouble with Eve? I'm getting into your business right away. I would say probably when I don't share what my needs are and when I assume that the other person knows what I'm thinking. And then set a lot of expectations based on what I'm thinking, but I haven't actually shared that and so can get into a very sometimes resentful situation where I feel like my needs aren't being met, but I haven't actually shared what they are. Well, I would say Eve, and I think you might agree with me, we are all warmed up and we are ready for the questions. And like I said today, they are all about relationships. We are gonna talk about when you have troubles with your parent as an adult, when you have trouble staying in relationships and when you have difficulties with coworkers. So let's listen to our first question here is Jessica. (gentle music) Hello, my name's Jessica and I'm in Miami, Florida. I used to have a very close relationship with my mom when I was growing up, and now that I'm an adult, it's been a tumultuous time. We are having difficulties communicating, seeing eye to eye, I guess understanding what our priorities are and sensing that she really feels that I should be responsible for her in terms of financially and meeting her needs and putting her first. And it's become difficult as I'm now an adult. I'm married and I have a separate life from hers, even sensing some jealousy at times. So I wanted to...


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  • 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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