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PodcastThe Power of “No," with Eve

The Power of “No," with Eve

Eve and Robin answer questions about how to say “no” without guilt, finding the motivation to do things for yourself, and what to do when you want to get other folks into meditation and mindfulness.

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(light music) Headspace Studio. (bright music) When you say yes to other people or to others, make sure that you aren't letting yourself down. 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. Well, hello, everyone. Here we are with yet another episode of "Dear Headspace," a podcast where I sit down with a Headspace meditation teacher and we answer your questions. I'm Robin Hopkins, and today I am here with my pal Eve. Hi, Eve! Hi Robin. It's so nice to be back, and hello, everyone. It is always so lovely to see your face. Like our audience doesn't know that we do a little meditation before we record, and I'm always like, as soon as I hear your voice I'm like, (exhales) like my shoulders come down a little bit. So it's lovely to be here with you today. Oh good. It feels like a long time ago that we did the last episode, but also not a long time ago. I know, it is weird like that, right? Yeah. But it's so nice on this rainy, cold day in LA, and I'm pretty sure it's colds and rainy in New York as well. I mean, just kind of always. It's winter. I mean, and it's funny 'cause I was gonna ask you like, how are you feeling today? Like, are you motivated? Not motivated? 'Cause I was like, well, one, we've got some questions about that today. I mean, so I'm curious like where you're at. I think to feel motivated, a lot of things around you in your life need to feel stable and secure and there's a few things in my life that don't feel like that right now. Yeah, yeah. So one thing that I really reflected on over the break was, you know, how can I take some of the learnings from last year both personally, professionally, and use them in a positive way for this year? And rather than trying to list out a whole host of resolutions and things that I want to change and do and stop or start, instead I decided I was just going to have one intention for this year. Oh, I would love that. I decided that my intention for this year was to nourish my mental and physical self. Oh, that's nice. I'm with you. Like, you know, I feel like I'm in this place of just like, I feel like I have an image of those old cars that you cranked. I'm like cranking and cranking and trying to get back up to speed. But it's not going as smoothly as it normally does. Yeah. You can plan. You can have all these goals and things, and that's great, I really encourage that, but I think if I was to...


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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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