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PodcastWhen You Aren't the Only One Grieving, with Eve

When You Aren't the Only One Grieving, with Eve

Eve and Robin answer questions about how to talk to a parent who doesn’t want to let go, how to deal with family grief, and getting over the fear of leaving a job.

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(mouse clicking) (soft music) Headspace Studios. And I just share a quote that someone said to me when I was in the thick of it, which was, "Grief is just love with no place to go." 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. I have to say, I am so excited to be here for another episode of Dear Headspace, and that's a podcast where I sit down with a Headspace meditation teacher and we answer your questions. I am Robin Hopkins, and I am lucky enough to be sitting alongside Eve. Hi, Eve. Hi, Robin. It's so nice to be back. I know. Well, I wanted to start before we got into our questions, and I wanted to talk about the question, like, how are you, because it's like really answering it. I've started answering it really honestly to people. And I think I'm throwing a lot of people, because I'm saying things like, "I don't know, I mean good." And everyone just looks at me like really weird. So I wanted to hear like, how are you really? And then your thoughts on the question. (Eve laughs) That question made me think of a amazing therapist and she says, "How are you really, really, really?" (group laughs) And then you're like, "Oh, okay." By the third, really, you're like, "I guess I have to actually answer." Yeah. I mean, I'll be honest, things have been really difficult actually. I've had a really bumpy start to the year, and some days have been easier than others. My mom's going through cancer treatment, so that has been really tough to navigate. And being far away just comes with a whole host of other challenges as well. It's just hard seeing someone you love so much suffer and there's just so many unknowns. That's a lot. That's a lot. Yeah. And then throw in on top of that, I also had a breast cancer scare recently. You did? So that was pretty scary. Oh, but all was okay? It was, yeah. It was a long wait after biopsies and things. And so I just want to take this opportunity, you know, I recognize that I am in a position where I can use my voice that could potentially impact others. And so for me, to everyone out there, please, please check your breasts on a regular basis. I was completely blindsided. I'll be honest, I hadn't really been keeping on top of that. Well, I think a lot of things went by the wayside with COVID. Like those, appointments, those regular appointments just kind of were like, "You know what? I don't want to put myself in that situation. I'm going to, it can wait, I'm young." But with breast cancer, it's just, age...


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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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